Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

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  3 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  4 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

APEC summit: an opportunity for renewal of PH-China ties

President Aquino today is in a lakeside resort in Yanqihu, 50 kilometers from Beijing, for the 22nd summit of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC. This is the first time that Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a chance for greetings more than just “hello” and “goodbye”. Aquino has announced there is no […]

November 9, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Foreign Affairs, Malaya  No Comments

Manicani in Guiuan, Eastern Samar sets example

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar – It was in this town at the southernmost tip of Samar Island that typhoon Yolanda (international name, Haiyan), packing winds at 380 kilometers per hour, that made its first landfall at wee hours of Nov. 8, one year ago. After four hours of howling, spine-tingling winds, only a few buildings and […]

November 6, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Disasters, Malaya, Uncategorized  5 Comments

Always be responsible: challenge to media of increased public trust

The PDAF and DAP scandals have a lot to do with the increase in the trust of the people on media, the decline of the same for the government and continued distrust for non-government organizations. The 2014 Philippine Trust Index conducted by EON showed that media is third most trusted institution with 33 percent, up […]

November 3, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Media, surveys  4 Comments

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