Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

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  2 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

Aquino sisters wanted Abad out; Hyatt 10 came to his rescue

From our always reliable source : A few days after the Supreme Court declared parts of the Disbursement Accelerated Program or DAP unconstitutional last July 1, the three presidential sisters- Ballsy Cruz, Pinky Abellada, and Kris Aquino (Viel Dee didn’t join them) talked with the President to let go of Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. […]

August 7, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya, Uncategorized  8 Comments

Filipinos are worth making good movies for

It was one time when I didn’t feel bad when I was told that there were no more tickets available for the film I wanted to watch. I was so happy seeing the Cultural Center of the Philippines filled with people who love films. It showed that Filipinos yearn for good films. The scene disproved […]

August 4, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Malaya  2 Comments

Health workers: Philippine health care is very sick

The wealth of a nation is its people. It goes without saying that a healthy population is a prerequisite for a country to progress.Healthy citizens live longer and are more productive.

July 23, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Malaya, Uncategorized  10 Comments

Aquino’s DAP doctrine: good intentions superior to Constitution

Finally, President Aquino will speak to the people of the Philippines on the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP today (July 14),Malacañang announced. Today is exactly two weeks after the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision declared as unconstitutional Aquino and his Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad pet project. Malacañang sources said Aquino was stunned […]

July 13, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Malaya  18 Comments

What’s wrong with the picture?

The picture we are referring to is that of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas hoisting a sack of NFA rice residue during an inspection of a rice warehouse in Muntinlupa. Some say that picture, which has gone viral, is photoshopped. We had the photo analyzed by professional photographers and they said it’s genuine, not digitally tampered […]

July 12, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Malaya  6 Comments

Acts of kindness to the fallen

Lawyer Edward Serapio, former presidential counsel during the Estrada administration, once told me when he was under detention in Camp Crame in connection with Estrada’s plunder case way back in 2001, that he was so grateful for the wife of then Philippine National Police head Leandro Mendoza serving him coffee when he surrendered early in […]

July 6, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Malaya  15 Comments