Archive for September, 2012

PPP- Partnership para sa Pepe

Iba and kahulugan ng PPP sa pangalawang pagtitipon tungkol Human papillomavirus (HPV) na isinagawa sa Sofitel Hotel kamakailan. Kung sa pamahalaan ang PPP ay Public-Private Partnership, naisip ng mga dumalo sa miting na tawagin ang kanilang pagtutulungan na Partnership para sa Pepe. Mukhang hindi masyadong natuwa si Health Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag. Ang HPV ang […]

September 30, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Health  8 Comments

Three people you should meet in Siem Reap

I never cease to be awed by Angkor Wat. The first time I stepped on the once- sacred grounds of the sprawling (covers an area of almost two hectares), 2,000- year old temple was an overwhelming experience. That was in 1987. I was with a group of journalists of different nationalities covering Southeast Asia. It […]

September 27, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Tourism, Travel  11 Comments

The back channels: Trillanes, US and Pangilinan

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV acted as the Philippines’ backdoor negotiator with China from April to July this year, communicating with Chinese foreign affairs officials in a role, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said, in which he won “minor successes.” Lacierda, though, did not give details. Trillanes said President Benigno S. Aquino […]

September 21, 2012   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  439 Comments

Word war at the Senate

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday accused Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile of being a “GMA lackey” for supposedly rushing a bill that would cut up Camarines Sur province as a favor to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The charge led Enrile to unleash a ferocious counterattack, calling the neophyte senator the “Phantom of the Opera […]

September 20, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Senate  97 Comments

China reaches out thru Mar Roxas

An opportunity for newly-appointed Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas to help in the healing of bruised ties with China has been presented by the Chinese government with its invitation for him to attend the 9th ASEAN- China expo in Nanning, the capital of China’s Guangxizhuang Autonomous Region starting this weekend (Sept 21 to 25). […]

September 18, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  22 Comments

If PNoy believes Puno’s Israel trip story, pity the Filipino people

I wish President Aquino would stop talking about “tuwid na daan” anymore. It’s adding insult to injury with the way he protected Rico Puno, his shooting buddy whom he appointed undersecretary in the Department of Interior and Local Government. He accepted Puno’s resignation last Sept. 11. The House of Representatives spared the public another farce […]

September 16, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Local government, Malaya, Philippine National Police  29 Comments

Takot ang mga Marzan gawin sa kanila ang ginawa nila sa kanilang katulong

Takot na takot daw si Anna Liza Marzan, ang amo na nagplantsa ng mukha ng katulong nang dumating siya sa Quezon City jail dahil may sumigaw sa mga nakakulong doon, ““Handa na ang plantsa namin!” Napanood kasi ng mga inmates sa Q.C jail ang balita nang pagmaltrato ni Marzan sa kanyang katulong na si Bonita […]

September 16, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Human Rights  10 Comments

Chit Estella Journalism Awards

Nominations to the 1st Chit Estella Journalism Awards are now open. The family of Chit (Chit Estella-Simbulan), who died in a vehicle accident May 13, 2011, has set up the Journalism Awards in cooperation with VERA Files and the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communications. Chit, at the time of her death was […]

September 15, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Media  59 Comments

Philippine media – a convenient scapegoat

Philippine media have their ample share of problems, one of them irresponsible reporting, but on the report on alleged support of Singapore for the Philippine position in the West Philippine Sea, they correctly reported what was officially conveyed to them. The statement released by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Sept. 10 insulted Philippine […]

September 13, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Media  13 Comments

American who risked life to stop Gadhafi killed in Libya

By the CNN Wire Staff Ambassador ‘loved Libya so much’ Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Chris Stevens, an American who risked his life to help Libyans overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, was killed overnight in the former rebel capital of Benghazi — a city he helped save, making it an especially tragic place for him to die, […]

September 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  8 Comments