Archive for August, 2014

Magdalo Rep scores neglect of PH-occupied territories in Spratlys

In the power point presentation Rep. Ashley Acedillo of the Magdalo Party showed last Wednesday, he compared the massive fortification and expansion of the Chinese of their occupied reefs in the disputed Spratlys area in the South China with the miserable state of the islands and reefs occupied by the Philippines. Acedillo, in a privilege […]

August 28, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, South China Sea  10 Comments

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

Today’s fad is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis described in a website on ALS as “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout […]

August 26, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Health, Malaya  One Comment

Learn your body repair schedule

On weekend outings, it takes a lot of will power not to overeat. The Lake Hotel in Tagaytay (where our group, VERA Files, held a writeshop on human trafficking last weekend) helps guests enjoy their vacation the healthy way. Their breakfast buffet offers nutritious drinks: There’s one for cleansing: a greenish concoction of red apple,Lemon, […]

August 25, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Malaya  No Comments

Filipina human rights activist refused entry in India

What’s wrong with working for a world where no one becomes a desaparecido? Apparently some people in India have a problem with that because Mary Aileen Diez Bacalso, secretary general of Asian Federation Against involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), was refused admission into India last Sunday and was sent back on the same Thai Airways plane which […]

August 22, 2014   Posted in: Human Rights, Malaya  4 Comments

5 possible reasons why PNoy floated Chacha and term extension

Faced with overwhelming opposition to a Charter Change to allow President Aquino to extend his term beyond 2016, Malacañang has backtracked and assured the public that he is not supporting changes in the Constitution in the last two years of his presidency. Press Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr and Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte can resort […]

August 17, 2014   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Cha-Cha  33 Comments

Listen to your mother

Had former President Cory Aquino not died on Aug. 1, 2009, her son, Benigno Aquino III would not be in Malacañang today. At the time of Cory’s death, nine months before the May 2010 presidential elections, Noynoy Aquino, who had an unremarkable record as legislator (9 years as representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac […]

August 14, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Cha-Cha  11 Comments

Aquino satisfaction rating plunge: The calm before the storm

Take note that the Social Weather Stations survey showing a 16- point plunge in net satisfaction for the Aquino administration was conducted on June 27 – 30, 2014. From 45 percent last March, satisfaction for general performance of the Aquino administration dropped to 29 percent in the June survey. This was before the July 1 […]

August 13, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Governance, surveys  10 Comments

11 facts that render allegations of bribery vs Harry Roque ridiculous

The murderous Ampatuans must be enjoying the spectacle of the prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre destroying each other. Atty. Nena Santos, representing 25 of the of the 58 who were killed in a massacre in a secluded hill in Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009, has alleged that government and fellow private prosecutor Harry Roque, of […]

August 11, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Maguindanao massacre, Media  7 Comments

Thoughts of a lawyer’s wife on the latest Ampatuan massacre controversy

By Mylah Reyes Roque Today, I write about the man I am married to but who I barely talk about or refer to in the social media – not that I actively engage in it in the first place. My friends know of course that my husband is the lawyer and law professor Harry Roque, […]

August 8, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order  7 Comments

Aquino sisters wanted Abad out; Hyatt 10 came to his rescue

From our always reliable source : A few days after the Supreme Court declared parts of the Disbursement Accelerated Program or DAP unconstitutional last July 1, the three presidential sisters- Ballsy Cruz, Pinky Abellada, and Kris Aquino (Viel Dee didn’t join them) talked with the President to let go of Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. […]

August 7, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya, Uncategorized  9 Comments