Archive for March, 2012

Magpapatayo ba ng relihiyon si Pacquiao?

Sabi ng boxing champ na si Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, nag-uusap daw sila ng Panginoon. Sabi niya sinabi daw ng Panginoon sa kanya na huminto na siya sa boxing. Natutulog daw siya ng sinabi sa kanya ng Panginoon itong mensahe. Ang pinagtataka ko, bakit ngayon lang ba niya narinig yun? Matagal na yan sinasabi ng […]

March 31, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Religion, Sports  56 Comments

A Double Standard of Justice: The Gerry Ortega case

By Inday Espina-Varona Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa issued a call today, on the eve of Earth Day, to care more for Mother Nature. Meanwhile, Malacanang spits on the soul of a fallen environmental warrior. Here’s why: A couple of months back, the nation was glued to the spectacle of government operatives barring former […]

March 31, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Media  355 Comments

Ruthell Moreno’s inspiring story

During graduation season, inspirational stories of triumph over adversity are in abundance. Which is very good. Iloilo writers Hazel Villa and John Kevin Arevalo submitted to VERA Files and Yahoo the story of Ruthell Moreno, who is graduating summa cum laude, Bachelor of Special Education,major in Teaching Children with Mental Retardation from the West Visayas […]

March 29, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: General, Health, Malaya  5 Comments

The graduate

Facebook is full of posting by proud parents in their children’s graduation rites. Double pride for parents with children graduating with honors. But the award-winning post,for me, was by journalist Isabel de Leon of the Manila Bulletin. Last week, she posted: “Scoured the entire Recto Avenue for a toga for my Petchay who’s graduating this […]

March 27, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: General, PWD  22 Comments

Summer talk

Summer is here. It’s travel time and we have 7,107 choices in the country. For those who have more disposable income, Southeast Asia destinations are tantalizing. Vacation is time for relaxation and merriment. For some it’s adventure. But we should be careful not be too relaxed that we forget caution. The last thing that we […]

March 26, 2012   Posted in: Malaya, Tourism, Travel  43 Comments

Enjoy ang summer ngunit ingat

Tag-init na. Kahit na paminsan-minsan ay umu-ulan, talagang summer na. Ang sarap magbabad sa tubig. Dumadami na ang mga tao sa beach at swimming pool. Sa pinupuntahan kong gym,Fitness First, at siguro sa ibang gym, mas marami na ang nagwu-workout. Siyempre ang gustong pumunta sa mga sosyal na beach, kailangan may ipakita ka. Napansin ko […]

March 24, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, General  42 Comments

Great job by LRA’s Diaz

To those who follow the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, Eulalio Diaz III, a classmate of President Aquino whom he appointed administrator of the Land Registration Authority, bungled his job, big time, in releasing a list of 45 properties credited to Corona. But if you look at it from the point […]

March 23, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Malaya, Supreme Court  123 Comments

No People Power seen whatever the Senate verdict on Corona

There will not be a repeat of EDSA DOS, the “civil society”-induced activity in 2001 that led to the ouster of elected president Joseph Estrada and the installation of Gloria Arroyo in Malacañang, whatever would be the decision of the senator-judges in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. It is worthy […]

March 20, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, surveys  81 Comments

47% of Filipinos think Corona is guilty while 5% believe he is innocent: Pulse Asia

Pulse Asia conducted a nationwide survey (1,200 respondents) on the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona from Feb.26 to March 9, 2012. Here are the highlights: Forty-seven percent of Filipinos think Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona is guilty of the charges filed against him while five percent believe he is innocent. Forty-three percent are ambivalent […]

March 20, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, surveys  20 Comments

Ombudsman asks anti-money laundering body for Corona’s bank records

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has asked the Anti-Money Laundering Council for a copy of the records of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona’s bank deposits, including dollar accounts that are the subject of a temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court. A highly placed source in the Office of the Ombudsman […]

March 19, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court  376 Comments