Archive for January, 2013

‘I am PGH’ and other interesting events

A noble project was launched last week and three noteworthy events are coming up next week. Last Wednesday, “I am PGH” was launched to raise money for P100 million endowment fund for the PGH Medical Foundation that helps indigent patients of the Philippine General Hospital. Photos by Bing Basit On Sunday, Feb. 3, there will […]

January 31, 2013   Posted in: Malaya  468 Comments

China’s occupation of Bajo de Masinloc gave PH no choice but go to U.N.

So far, all that Beijing has said of the Philippines’ suit asking the United Nations to declare as illegal its nine-dash-line map is that it “will complicate the issue.” China reiterated its earlier denunciation of the Philippines’ “illegal occupation” of some islands in the South China Sea, referred to in the Philippines as “West Philippine […]

January 28, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  18 Comments

Gutter talk in the Senate is good

Of course, what has been going on in the Senate the past weeks is disgusting. But it is good that it is happening. If the controversy over the discriminatory distribution of Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile of the Senate Christmas loot – P1.6 million for the 18 senators and P250,000 for the four whom JPE does […]

January 24, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Senate  35 Comments

PH questions China’s 9-dash line map before UN court

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS, VERA Files The Philippine government decided Tuesday to ask the United Nations arbitration tribunal to declare as illegal China’s nine-dash line map that covers a large part of country’s territory in the South China Sea including the disputed Spratlys group of islands and Bajo de Masinloc. The decision was finalized in Tuesday’s […]

January 23, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Vera Files  11 Comments

Bajo de Masinloc crucial to China’s claim of whole South China Sea

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS, VERA Files (Conclusion) The permanent stationing of three of its ships in Bajo de Masinloc is part of China’s “creeping invasion” of disputed territories in the South China Sea, a high-ranking Philippine government official said. Bajo de Masinloc is Huangyan island to China, which has time and again reiterated “that Huangyan Island […]

January 22, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, South China Sea, Vera Files  3 Comments

Chinese ‘occupation’ of Bajo de Masinloc could reduce PH territorial waters by 38 percent

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS, VERA Files (First of two parts) The Philippines is at a loss over China’s declaration its ships will stay permanently in Bajo de Masinloc, a declaration some experts say could lead to the Philippines losing 38 percent of its territorial waters. Bajo de Masinloc, a triangular-shaped coral reef formation that has several […]

January 21, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Vera Files  8 Comments

The fall of Lance Armstrong: It’s not just about doping

It’s the lying. It’s the disappointment that the character that I once admired so much turned out to be dark and stained. I’m always in awe of people who triumph over adversities. I was an ardent admirer of Lance Armstrong. I read and re-read his book, “It’s not about the Bike- My Journey Back to […]

January 20, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Sports  2 Comments

Are these lascivious?

That’s the question lawyer Harry Roque posed to the Supreme Court justices to underscore the dangers of the Cybercrime Law. He referred to the three photos posted here:

January 17, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Media  278 Comments

Ina, Kapatid, Anak

Siyempre, lahat nakatutok sa “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” sa ABS-CBN noong Lunes ng gabi dahil yun ang gabi ng konprontasyun. Walang tawag sa telepono at sa cellphone. Hindi naman nadismaya ang fans nitong telenobela. Magaling talaga ang mga artista. Para sa akin gabi yun ni Janice de Belen, bilang Beatriz. Yung mukha niya nang sinabi sa […]

January 15, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Arts and Culture  8 Comments

Gun ban should go with crime prevention

By Ace Esmeralda, VERA Files The election period in the Philippines began Sunday and signalled the start of a nationwide total gun ban expected to minimize election-related offenses, particularly gun-related violence among political groups and clans. For many, the gun ban brings some relief, especially since the country enters this period with heightened fear of […]

January 14, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Peace and Order, Vera Files  13 Comments