Archive for March, 2013

Agonizing moments at the DFA over Sabah

When some 30 concerned citizens met before the Holy Week to discuss the appeal to the United Nations for help for Filipinos in Sabah who are being maltreated by Malaysian authorities, they decided they would do it as private citizens and not waste their time getting the support of the Philippine government. Of course, the […]

March 31, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  14 Comments

Joeseg: beyond online friendship

I have been blogging since October 2005 and one of gifts I’ve gained is friendship of people from different parts of the globe. One of them was Jose Seguerra who logs in my blog as “Joeseg.” Joeseg was one of the pioneer visitors in my blog way back 2005. His sober views even in the […]

March 27, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya  60 Comments

Reconstructing blog again

This blog is being reconstructed as it was accidentally deleted Tuesday morning. In the old posts, the pictures and video were lost. I’ll try to put it back little by little. Thank you very much for your patience.

March 27, 2013   Posted in: Communication, Vera Files  8 Comments

12 steps to a fantastic beach body

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files Video by Mario Ignacio You have your plane tickets. You have made the hotel reservations. You are all set for fun in the beach. But, is your body ready for it? Three physical fitness personal trainers – Angie M. Miranda and Jensen G. Centeno of Fitness First, Mall of Asia, […]

March 24, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Health, Vera Files  296 Comments

Nakakatawa na nakakasuka

Tearfully announcing resignation kuno.[/caption]Napaaga yata ang semana santa ng mamamayang Pilipino sa mga balita na pumutok nitong nakaraang linggo na kawalang katuturan sa ating buhay ngunit laman ng media. Ang daming problema. Sobra 60 na Pilipino ang patay sa Sabah at walang paki-alam ang Malacanang. Ngunit ang pinag-usapan sa TV, radio at sa mga diyaryo […]

March 24, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante  16 Comments

Evelio Javier’s sons oppose pardon for convicted lawyer

Evelio B. Javier, former governor of Antique, died while performing a task for the restoration of democracy on Feb. 11, 1986. He was assassinated while keeping watch over the canvassing of votes in the snap presidential election between the well-entrenched dictator Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino, widow of the assassinated senator Benigno Aquino, Jr and […]

March 22, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice  5 Comments

Curtain call for Philam Life Theater?

By Pablo A. Tariman,VERA Files When award-winning Ukrainian pianist Sofya Gulyak and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra ended their “Elegantly Brahms” concert at the Philam Life Auditorium in Manila Wednesday, many in the audience knew it wasn’t just the musicians who were bowing out. So was the iconic and much-cherished Philam Life Auditorium, which will be […]

March 19, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Vera Files  35 Comments

Kristel’s death is a wake-up call

Even as there are some people who want to fan the outrage over the death of 16-year old Kristel Tejada, a freshman student at The University of the Philippines, Manila, the UP leadership promises to “take the necessary steps to address the policy and administrative issues that are related to this unfortunate tragedy. “ Tejada […]

March 18, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Education, Malaya  405 Comments

Aquino upset by DFA statement on Malaysia’s human rights violations

Fleeing residents of Tanjung Labian flee their village in the area where Filipino gunmen are locked in a stand off with Malaysian security forces in Sabah state on March 10-2013. AFP-News Mohd Rasfan. From Yahoo. In the press conference of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in Malacañang yesterday on the arrest of 35 armed men […]

March 15, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  106 Comments

Malaysia treats the Philippines like dirt and Malacañang takes it timidly

Malaysia treats the Philippines like dirt and Malacañang takes it with hardly a whimper. News reports relate the harrowing experience of Filipinos under the hands of Malaysian security forces who are conducting a sweep of the Sabah to capture the forces of Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram, younger brother of Jamalul Kiram III and one of […]

March 10, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  314 Comments