Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

Vietnam delivered when the Philippines needed it most

It means a lot to the Philippines that Vietnam submitted a Position Paper to the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations that is handling the complaint filed by the Philippines against China on the conflict in the South China Sea. Probably so as not to further antagonize China, with whom the Philippines has rekindled relations […]

December 15, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  3 Comments

Former Rep. Jun Lozada shares his cancer treatment the Fuda way

Former Ambassador and Negros Occ. Rep. Apolinario “Jun” Lozada, Jr. relates his story on how he got to Fuda Cancer Hospital in Guangzhou, China for treatment of his prostate cancer with amusement now that he has been declared cancer-free. But it was not so when a routine check-up last march showed a PSA (Prostatic Specific […]

December 14, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Health, Malaya  2 Comments

Binay in a freefall

Obviously, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s early campaigning was not enough to offset the negative impact of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee investigation which has exposed his alleged mindboggling corruption operations in Makati City. His scores in Pulse Asia surveys on presidential preference, performance and trust ratings are in a freefall. In the survey conducted November […]

December 13, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya, surveys  5 Comments

China’s position paper shows wide gap with PH stand

The Position Paper of China on the case filed by the Philippines with the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal showed the wide gap between the two countries as regards their conflicting claims on th South China Sea islands, reefs and rocks. The meeting between President Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping may have lowered the tension […]

December 11, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  No Comments

EDCA minus Gazmin’s illusions

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin had no choice but to say what EDCA, the agreement he signed with the United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg last April 28, really is under strict questioning by Sen. Miriam Santiago, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. EDCA stands for Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement which allows the U.S. to […]

December 2, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya, Military  13 Comments

Aquino ignores Bonifacio

Photos courtesy of Renato Reyes, Jr. Yesterday was the 151st birth anniversary of one of Filipinos’ great heroes, Andres Bonifacio (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897). Today, we are a sovereign nation, independent and free, largely because of Bonifacio. Bonifacio is considered the “the Father of the Philippine Revolution”. He founded the Katipunan, short […]

November 30, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: History, Malaya  21 Comments

Corruption in DOH results in a sickly nation

Health Secretary Enrique Ona’s one month leave of absence ends today. The health community is awaiting with bated breath the decision of President Aquino on Ona, who is embroiled in the controversy over the P800 million purchase of a pneumonia vaccine. The result of the investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation on the issues […]

November 28, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Health, Malaya  16 Comments

HK journalists ban betrays Malacañang’s aversion to press freedom

Ager Ontog, director-general of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), who showed his lack of intelligence when he ordered the ban of Hongkong journalists who asked questions that displeased President Aquino during the 2013 summit of Asia Pacific Economic Conference in Bali, Indonesia, said he did not regret his order that Malacañang cancelled after it […]

November 25, 2014   Posted in: Malaya, Media  12 Comments

Prayers amid dismay for justice for victims of Ampatuan massacre

Five years ago, a crime so heinous was perpetrated by persons in authority, in a remote village in Maguindanao in Southwestern Mindanao. Fifty-eight persons lay dead after Andal Ampatuan, Jr., mayor of Datu Unsay town and his men were through with their shooting spree. He then asked for a backhoe in the office of his […]

November 23, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Justice, Maguindanao massacre, Malaya, Media  5 Comments

The reign of the idiots

I’m staggered by the justifications of Health Acting Secretary Janet Garin and Armed Forces Chief Gregorio Pio Catapang,Jr.of their visit to the quarantined peacekeepers in Caballo Island in Cavite which Malacañang approves. Garin and Catapang have drawn flak for what many see as violation of the idea of quarantine. The peacekeepers from Ebola-stricken Liberia are […]

November 20, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Health, Malaya  23 Comments