Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

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  4 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

Leachon: 21- day exit screening for Filipinos in West Africa before coming home

The Philippine College of Physicians, headed by Dr. Anthony Leachon, is recommending that the Philippine government require returning Filipinos from West Africa, where there is a widespread outbreak of the killer disease Ebola, to undergo exit screening there before being allowed to come home. That is on top of the quarantine required upon their arrival […]

October 21, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya  2 Comments

U.S. custody of Pemberton denigrates PH sovereignty

The suspected killer of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton of the US Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, is in the custody of the United States. A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Manila said Pemberton “ is being held onboard USS Peleliu while a joint Naval Criminal Investigative Service […]

October 14, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  42 Comments

Binay can kiss his 2016 presidential bid goodbye

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s 350-hectare luxury estate is so stunning, stupefying and appalling he can kiss his 2016 presidential plans goodbye. The images shown of Binay’s sprawling property in Batangas during the hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee assault many aspects of the ordinary citizens’ senses: sense of values, sense of propriety, sense of […]

October 9, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  62 Comments

Puzzling numbers in Pulse Asia’s latest survey

At last, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas numbers moved up. In a survey conducted by Pulse Asia, Roxas numbers almost doubled in a matter of two months. From seven percent last week of June, it jumped to 13 percent second week of September. What could be the factors that contributed to respondents finally discovering Roxas after […]

October 1, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  15 Comments

Disqualify Binay to level playing field for 2016

All these investigations on the alleged corruption of Vice President Jejomar Binay are primarily to level the playing field for the 2016 presidential elections. That’s because surveys showed that Binay is way, way ahead of other politicians who have ambitions to run for president in 2016. When Pulse Asia asked 1,200 representative adults, 18 years […]

September 21, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Elections 2016, Malaya  18 Comments

Aquino insults murdered journalists

Marlene Esperat, Gerry Ortega , Nilo Baculio, Romy Olea must be turning over in their graves now with President Aquino’s latest insult against murdered journalists just to defend his administration’s dismal record in putting a stop to the killing of journalists in the Philippines. In Brussels last Tuesday, Aquino was asked about human rights violations […]

September 18, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Malaya, Media  11 Comments