Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

Run, PNoy, Run

I have lost track counting the number of somersaults that President Aquino and his spokesmen have performed on the issue of whether he wants to stay in Malacañang after his term ends on June 30, 2016. To save myself further aggravation, I decided to “like” President Aquino’s Facebook Page which was brought to my attention […]

September 14, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Malaya  8 Comments

EDSA hulidap case: Upside of social media

Social media, internet-based networking sites – the most popular of them Facebook and Twitter – has changed the world and our lives. Social media is a communication tool and like all things in this world, its value depends on how users handle it. What happened last Sept. 1, when a bypasser who witnessed a crime […]

September 9, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Peace and Order  2 Comments

Justice Carpio: China’s 9-dashed line- grand theft of Global Commons

China’s 9-dashed line map, which was recently expanded to 10 dashes, goes against the “concept of global commons” which was the foundation of the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said in a speech delivered on the 75th Anniversary of the College of Law of the […]

September 7, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya, South China Sea  One Comment

MIAA invites bid for ‘P1.2 million wristwatch’

This will either make you laugh or cry. Last Monday over dinner, lawyer Ven Canta shared with us something that intrigued him when he visited the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System or PhilGeps website.

September 4, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Malaya  One Comment

NAIA3 foiled bomb try: Comic relief or diversionary tactic?

So far, these are the facts about Monday’s incident at the NAIA3: At around 1:45 a.m. last Monday, operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested three men assembling improvised explosive devices (IEDs) inside a parked white Toyota sport utility vehicle at the parking lot of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. The three […]

September 2, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Peace and Order  One Comment

Goyo’s MRT Challenge

Issuing a challenge is the In thing now. It was inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, an incurable degenerative disease. Conceived by two Americans afflicted with ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge asks someone to have a photo or video of him being drenched or he can drench himself with […]

September 1, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Malaya  No Comments

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  No Comments

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