Archive for November, 2011

Rizal’s Sibylla Cumana

A different kind of Rizal revealed. On December 8, 6 p.m., the Paciano Rizal Family Heritage, Inc., and Cruz Publishing will launch the book Haec Est Sibylla Cumana at Auditorium 1 of the Ateneo Professional Schools on Rockwell Drive in Makati City. Sybilla Cumana, we are told by the eminent Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, is a […]

November 30, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Malaya  326 Comments

Trillanes: “Mla Pen happened for a higher reason that is still unfolding”

Some “survivors” of what media calls the Nov. 29, 2007 “Manila Peninsula siege” got together with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (no, not at the Manila Pen). Yesterday’s reunion had an added significance in the sense that Trillanes, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Danny Lim and other members of the Magdalo, who dared take on Gloria Arroyo at […]

November 30, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Magdalo, Military  277 Comments

Woman in ‘Hello Garci’ was Gloria,Senate told

By Antonio de los Reyes and Victor Reyes Malaya LT. Col. Pedro Sumayo, former commander of the Military Intelligence Group 21 (MIG-21) which specializes in communications and surveillance, yesterday told a Senate investigating panel that he heard the voice of former president Gloria Arroyo in the raw copy of the “Hello Garci” wiretapped tapes, which […]

November 30, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: 2004 elections, Gloria Arroyo and family  145 Comments

A Galleon museum in Manila

There’s a plan to build a galleon museum in Manila that will not only make Filipinos appreciate Philippine historical ties with Latin America but in the words of Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala, “ could serve as an intercultural and globalization research center which will further help in uniting us.” Madam Zavala, wife of President […]

November 28, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, History, Malaya  144 Comments

Pang-apat na taon ng Mla Pen rebelyun: malaya na sina Trillanes at Lim, si Arroyo, nakakulong

Sa Martes,Nob. 29, ay pang-apat na taon makalipas ang tinatawag natin na “Manila Peninsula siege.” Kinumusta ko sa aming abogado na si Romel Bagares ng Roque, Butuyan law office kung ano na ang nangyari sa aming isinampang kaso laban sa mga pulis at military na nanghuli sa amin (ang iba sa amin ay pinusasan) na […]

November 27, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Abante, Human Rights, Magdalo, Military, Philippine National Police  18 Comments

Sana hindi na mag-apela ang mga kamag-anak ni Pnoy sa Hacienda Luisita

Ang desisyun ng Korte Suprema na ibalik ng mga may-ari ng Hacienda Luisita ang halos 5,000 na ektaryang taniman ng tubo sa Tarlac sa mga magsasaka sa 6,296 na magsasaka ay pagkakataon ni Pangulong Aquino na ituwid ang pagkakamali ng kanyang pamilya, kasama na ang kanyang inang si pangulong Cory Aquino. Ang Hacienda Luisita ay […]

November 27, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III, Human Rights  5 Comments

Hacienda Luisita farmers jubilant over SC ruling

By Homer Teodoro Central Luzon TV and VERA Files HACIENDA LUISITA, TARLAC CITY–Farmers of Hacienda Luisita were jubilant when they heard from their leaders in Metro Manila Thursday morning that the Supreme Court has junked the Stock Distribution Option and ordered the Hacienda Luisita, Incorporated to distribute the more than 6,000 hectares of land to […]

November 26, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Supreme Court, Vera Files  277 Comments

Media continue to seek justice for Maguindanao massacre victims

Photos by Mario Ignacio IV Marking the second year of the Maguindanao massacre, journalists pledged to resist any attempt to trample a person’s right to life and free expression.

November 25, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Maguindanao massacre  252 Comments

The danger that Domingo Lee poses to national interest

Sen. Serge Osmeña III was so embarrassed by Domingo Lee’s ignorance about diplomacy that he appealed to President Aquino to withdraw Lee’s nomination as ambassador to China. Related post: http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2011/08/16/will-lee-defend-ph-sovereignty-over-recto-bank-in-beijing/ But no, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, as reported by Philippine Star, said President Aquino has no plans at the moment to replace Lee as his […]

November 25, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  50 Comments

Arroyo’s electoral sabotage case and Maguindanao massacre intertwined

Today, we will be at the historic Mendiola Bridge (now renamed Don Chino Roces Bridge) to remind President Aquino that the families of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre are still waiting for “justice” that he promised last July. A tweet by Federico Pascual is shared by many who lament the slow pace of the […]

November 22, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Maguindanao massacre, Malaya  225 Comments