Archive for September, 2015

The usefulness of election surveys

Surveys if conducted by professionals and executed with integrity are gauge of the sentiments of the people. I have to stress “executed with integrity” because during election season, there are surveys and surveys. One has to check on the background of the survey firms, who commissioned the survey as well as the questions asked. As […]

September 27, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, surveys  27 Comments

Antonio Luna not assassinated? Puñeta

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya is a great grandson of Emilio Aguinaldo, considered as the First President of the Philippines (1899–1901). Aguinaldo was head of the revolutionary forces that proclaimed Philippine independence from Spain on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. The current box office sensation is Jerrold Tarrog’s “Heneral Luna”, a movie about […]

September 24, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Entertainment  10 Comments

Is there something more in Lim’s ‘China election sabotage expose’?

I really hope that Election Commissioner Christian Robert Lim’s allegation that China is out to sabotage the 2016 elections is just a burst of irresponsibility that has been in abundance in this administration. What is more worrisome is if the sinister scenario that Lim raised is a camouflage for an operation just like what the […]

September 23, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Foreign Affairs  4 Comments

Aquino, Del Rosario and Gazmin should watch ‘Heneral Luna’

I watched “Heneral Luna” last Friday at Southmall in Las Pinas and I witnessed something that re-affirmed my faith in the Filipino: after the screening the students in the audience clapped. I should not be worrying much about the future of our country. Actress, writer and director Bibeth Orteza, who is a member of the […]

September 20, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Entertainment, History  5 Comments

Why did Aquino float the ‘baseless alternative truth’?

A week after he floated an “alternative version” to the killing of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli “Marwan”bin Hir last January which also cost the lives of 63 people, 44 of them members of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, President Aquino yesterday belied it saying it was “baseless.” In a televised presentation, […]

September 18, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  16 Comments

‘War never an option’:Chinese officials

Despite the fact that relations between China and the Philippines are bad, Chinese officials said “war is never an option” for China in resolving the territorial conflict in the South China Sea. It is not in China’s interest to have an unstable South China Sea, said Tang Qi Fang of China Institute of International Studies […]

September 17, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  4 Comments

‘Our hearts are connected’- Sulu king heir on PH-China relations

About two hours from Beijing by bullet train is the city of Dezhou in the province of Shandong. In Dezhou, there’s Chinese-Muslim village, many of whose inhabitants trace their roots to the Sultan of Sulu. They have concrete proof of that connection: the tomb of the 13th century Sultan of Sulu Paduka Pahala at the […]

September 17, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  No Comments

Eh di wow

Monday morning, while commuters in Metro Manila were bracing for another day of agony with the already bad traffic situation made worse by the rally staged by the Iglesia ni Cristo, Eagle News PH, posted this breaking news: “Official Statement of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, ending the 5-day peaceful assembly in victory” There was a […]

September 2, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections  3 Comments