Archive for October, 2014

Ex- foreign secretary advice on PH-China relations: avoid harsh rhetoric

Enriched by having dealt with issues at close range and without the restrictions of toeing the government line, former government officials usually are the voice of wisdom on current issues. Such was speech of former Foreign Secretary Roberto R. Romulo (Ramos administration) at the Manila Times Business Forum last Wednesday on Philippine –China relations which […]

October 31, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  No Comments

Only 2 out of 10 strongly agree that Aquino government isn’t corrupt- survey

Filipinos do not ask much from the government, results of EON’s Philippines Trust Index survey this year showed. All they want is that their government “not be corrupt.” Cora P. Guidote,SM Investment Corporation senior vice president for Investor Relations, one of the panelists in the presentation of EON PTI survey results last Monday, took note […]

October 28, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, surveys  9 Comments

No formal meeting but Aquino hopes for pull-aside talk with Xi Jinping in APEC

Two embarrassing incidents were in the minds of officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs when they decided not to request for a bilateral meeting between President Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Nov. 10 and 11 Leaders Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC to be held in Beijing. But […]

October 26, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  3 Comments

And why should Aquino go to the wake of Jennifer Laude? Who he/she?

Totoo naman. Bakit nga naman inaasahan natin pumunta si Pangulong Aquino sa lamay ni Jennifer Laude? Sino ba si Jennifer Laude? Hindi naman siya kamag-anak ng mga Aquino. Hindi naman siya haciendera katulad ng mga Cojuangco-Aquino. Hindi naman siya sundalo. Hindi naman siya miyembro ng Liberal Party. Hindi naman siya nanay o asawa ng miyembro […]

October 23, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  23 Comments

Leachon: 21- day exit screening for Filipinos in West Africa before coming home

The Philippine College of Physicians, headed by Dr. Anthony Leachon, is recommending that the Philippine government require returning Filipinos from West Africa, where there is a widespread outbreak of the killer disease Ebola, to undergo exit screening there before being allowed to come home. That is on top of the quarantine required upon their arrival […]

October 21, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya  2 Comments

Aquino’s deafening silence on the killing of Jennifer Laude

The silence of President Aquino on the murder of a Filipino transgender by a member of the United States Marine Corps more than a week ago in Olongapo City is deafening. Jennifer Laude, 26, a citizen of this country was killed brutally (severely beaten, strangled, drowned , her head shoved in the toilet bowl) almost […]

October 19, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Foreign Affairs  13 Comments

Once again,Trillanes answers UNA’s allegations on ‘luxury’ cars

This is the second time I’ll be running the answer of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to allegations that he owned eight luxury vehicles not listed in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth when he was a Philippine Navy officer. JV Bautista, interim secretary general of the United Nationalist Alliance headed by Vice President […]

October 16, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  15 Comments

NAIA1 no longer world’s worst, now ranked 4th-worst

By Ellen T.Tordesillas, VERA Files The Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Teminal 1 (NAIA1) is no longer the worst airport in the world, according to an online website dedicated to reviewing airports all over the world. NAIA is now No. four in the 2014 list of Worst Airports of “The Guide to Sleeping in Airports,” outranked […]

October 16, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Tourism, Travel, Vera Files  3 Comments

U.S. custody of Pemberton denigrates PH sovereignty

The suspected killer of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton of the US Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, is in the custody of the United States. A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Manila said Pemberton “ is being held onboard USS Peleliu while a joint Naval Criminal Investigative Service […]

October 14, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  42 Comments

Let’s not forget Purisima

While we are riveted to the splendor of Hacienda Binay’s Kew Gardens and air-conditioned piggery, let us not forget Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima and his questionable acts as a public official. The public should be more vigilant of the Purisima case because no less than President Aquino is protecting him, vouching for the […]

October 12, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Graft and corruption, Philippine National Police  11 Comments