Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

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

With SC decision on DAP, expect impeachment charges vs Aquino

With the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Aquino and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad’s baby- the Disbursement Acceleration Program – is unconstitutional, expect impeachment charges against Aquino to be filed soon. Main Decision http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2014/july2014/209287.pdf Separate Opinions: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2014/july2014/209287_carpio.pdf http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2014/july2014/209287_brion.pdf Concurring and Dissenting opinion http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2014/july2014/209287_delcastillo.pdf Separate Concurring Opinion http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2014/july2014/209287 _bernabe.pdf Concurring Opinion http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pdf/web/viewer.html?file=/jurisprudence/2014/july2014/209287_leonen.pdf The progressive groups –Anakbayan […]

July 2, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya  17 Comments

Gullible me

“There’s a sucker born every minute” exhibition promoter David Hannum once said. I’m included in that perpetually increasing list of suckers. Past midnight last Wednesday,June 25, 1:27 a.m. I got this text message from +639752279723: GlobeAlert: You’re the one lucky selected postpaid plan that has given 40% discount on your billing. To avail your 40%discount […]

June 28, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya  One Comment

Did Aquino use his power judiciously in deleting Nora Aunor from National Artists list?

President Aquino and his minions should not wave the legal banner about the Chief Executive’s power not to uphold the recommendation of the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the Cultural Center in conferring the National Artist awards to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts. The issue […]

June 22, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Malaya  37 Comments

Del Rosario fights media battle while China controls battlefield

Statements coming from Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario betray helplessness over the situation in the South China Sea. The Philippines is losing the battle that he led the country to wage against China. Yesterday Del Rosario said that the Philippines will ask the United Nations Arbitral Court to hasten the resolution of the 2013 suit […]

June 19, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  17 Comments

Protecting El Nido’s coral reefs

When God blessed the earth, he must have been standing near and facing Palawan because the province is so rich in natural resources and possesses spectacular sceneries – on the ground, underground, on the water, underwater. In the northern part of Palawan is El Nido, a municipality of almost 40,000 in an area covering 92,326 […]

June 18, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Environment, Malaya  4 Comments

How many more media deaths to move the government?

The death of Mindoro broadcast journalist Nilo Baculio Sr. should bear not only on the conscience of the Court of Appeals judge who dismissed his petition for protection as “unsubstantiated” but also on this government especially President Aquino by being cavalier about media killings in the country. Last Monday, June 9, 2014, the 67-year old […]

June 12, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Malaya, Media  2 Comments