Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

Why the Philippines did not build lighthouses in Spratlys

Long before China built lighthouses in reefs they are occupying in the disputed Spratlys, the Philippine government under President Fidel Ramos had planned to build lighthouses in Reed Bank and two other reefs but inter-government wrangling over money stalled the project until it was overtaken by events. Last Tuesday, China announced its plan to construct […]

May 28, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya, Maritime Affairs  One Comment

The Red Cross 72-hour lifeline kit

Government agencies and private companies are reactivating their emergency drills with the release by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of its latest findings about the West Valley Fault. Phivolcs Director Renato U. Solidum, Jr. warned that based on the movement pattern (every 400 or so years) of the West Valley Fault, the next tremor […]

May 25, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Disasters, Malaya  3 Comments

Citizenship issue to be raised vs Grace Poe if she runs for president

Some of those who have ambitions to become president in 2016 are reportedly thinking of ways how to stop Grace Poe, whose political trajectory is consistently ascending since she was elected senator two years ago. This has become urgent with President Aquino’s recent meeting with her on the possibility of running for higher office in […]

May 13, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  8 Comments

An abundance of Filipino talent in Asia’s Got Talent

I hope and pray that since the Philippines is blessed with so many artistic talent, we will also have enough votes to make one of them be declared the winner of this year’s “Asia’s Got Talent”, which will have its grand finals on Thursday. To be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, it will […]

May 11, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Malaya  8 Comments

Edith Burgos to Aquino: ‘End this suffering of not knowing the truth’

Yesterday, while many joined the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso in prayers , another mother continues the agonizing search for her son. Edith Burgos, mother of missing farmer/activist Jonas Burgos, together with relatives of persons who have disappeared, went to the Aquino house in Times St., Quezon city to deliver a letter to President […]

April 29, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Justice, Malaya  3 Comments

No Asean-China COC until China completes Spratlys military bases

The standard press statement of Malacañang and foreign affairs officials prior to the President’s attendance in the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is for the Philippines to push for the adoption of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. President Aquino did that a week before he took off […]

April 27, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  2 Comments

A golden opportunity for the Supreme Court to right a wrong

The Supreme Court has been presented the golden opportunity to right a wrong that has spawned corruption and a culture of impunity by elected officials. In the hearing of the case on the suspension by the Ombudsman of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, Jr. before the Supreme Court, lawyers of Binay invoked the “”doctrine […]

April 21, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Malaya, Supreme Court  8 Comments

De Lima will not see what she doesn’t want to see

Now that the Department of Foreign Affairs’ willingness to downgrade the country’s claim to Sabah to strengthen its case against China before the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal has been exposed, it is resorting to the classic diversionary tactic- questioning the journalists’ motives in writing the report. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima now comes to the […]

April 7, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya, Vera Files  9 Comments

DFA is misleading public in Sabah for Spratlys issue

Disclosure: I am one of the trustees and writers of VERA Files, a group of veteran journalist who put out articles that take a deeper look at current issues. Last Monday, VERA Files released a story, “PH offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China.” The article said, “ The quid pro […]

March 31, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  31 Comments

We understand

He couldn’t even mention the incident that he was asking the public for understanding. In his speech at the commencement exercise of the Philippine National Police Academy’s Lakandula Class of 2015, the day after the nation marked the second month of the Mamasapano tragedy, President Aquino said, “Ikinalulungkot kong may mga pamilyang nawalan ng asawa, […]

March 27, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Philippine National Police  24 Comments