Archive for November, 2012

Maguindanao massacre on our mind

The 2009 Maguindanao massacre and the sad fact that justice continues to elude the victims were foremost in the minds of the delegates to the 9th Spectrum Fellowship National Campus Journalism conference held at Mambukal resort in Negros Occidental. The Spectrum is the official student media corps of the University of St La Salle. There […]

November 25, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Media  4 Comments

PH should face up to the reality ‘When China rules the world’

While President Aquino was making waves in the summit of Asean leaders and their dialogue partners in Cambodia with his statement urging the United States to speak up on the South China Sea conflict which was anathema to China, visiting journalist and China expert, Martin Jacques, was telling a rapt audience at the Manila Intercon, […]

November 22, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  297 Comments

Aquino living up to the role of U.S. dummy

In a United States-written script, President Aquino performed his role very well as the American dummy in Southeast Asia at the 21st Asean summit in Cambodia. In a speech before leaders belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the group’s dialogue partners that included the United States and China, Aquino urged the U.S. […]

November 20, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Foreign Affairs  76 Comments

Aquino berating media is becoming boring

Why am I not surprised that the Freedom of Information bill in the House of Representatives has been declared dead in the 15th Congress by press freedom advocates? Simple: President Aquino does not support it. Despite the fact that he was product of media hype, he does not understand the role of media in governance […]

November 15, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Media  392 Comments

Three years after, justice remains elusive to Maguindanao massacre victims

Talk of perfect timing. Eleven days before the third anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre that killed 58 people, 32 of them members of media, the Supreme Court granted the petition of the primary accused – former mayor Andal “Unsay” Ampatuan, Jr to ban live broadcast of the trial. It’s another step backward for transparency,an attribute […]

November 13, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre  One Comment

VFA does not say PH can be dumping site of US wastes

The lawyers of Glenn Defense Marine Asia better look for a justification much more astounding than the Visiting Forces Agreement for the dumping of toxic waste in Philippine waters by their client, Malaysian firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, chair of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and acknowledged expert on international law, and […]

November 11, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Environment, Malaya  3 Comments

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November 11, 2012   Posted in: Media  No Comments

Bakit kaya hindi nababahala si Brillantes sa mga palpak ng NPO?

Nakakapagtaka, nakakaduda at nakakabahala ang hindi pagkabahala ng Commission on Elections sa mga palpak na nagyayari sa bidding ng pag-imprinta ng balota na gagamitin sa 2013 na eleksyun. Inamin ni Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. na palpak ang mga balota na ginawa ng Holy Family Printing Corp, ang pinanalo ng National Printing Office sa pag-imprenta […]

November 10, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Abante  No Comments

Veteran diplomat Lauro Baja on the ‘New China’

The changing of the guards in China is ongoing at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China which started yesterday. Chinese President Hu Jintao will turn over leadership to Vice President Xi Jinping. One of the Philippines’ seasoned diplomats, Lauro Baja, formerly the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations talked to […]

November 8, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  152 Comments

Concrete evidence, not snide remarks, needed to convict Gloria

The day that President Aquino talks about his accomplishments without snide remarks at Gloria Arroyo, is the day I can say that he has matured as a leader of this country. As of now, his penchant for snide remarks about people he doesn’t like gives the impression of being juvenile. Reports from Vientiane, Laos , […]

November 7, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Arroyo and family, Malaya  9 Comments