Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

Aquino has learned lesson when to keep his mouth shut on China

It can’t be said that President Aquino has not learned anything in the last five years of his presidency. We would like to think that his not mentioning the issue with China over territorial claims in South China Sea in his 6th and last State of the Nation address is an indication that he has […]

July 31, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 1992 elections, Foreign Affairs, Malaya  No Comments

The assurance that Poe gave Aquino

“ The President and I talked for about five hours. I could sense the very difficult position PNoy is in right now. I understand and sympathize with his predicament and situation. I consider him a true and sincere friend and he has my utmost respect. He reiterated his desire for all of us to continue […]

July 22, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2004 elections, 2016 elections, Malaya  9 Comments

China’s Xi Jinping may boycott Manila APEC meet

China’s President Xi Jinping may boycott the 2015 Leaders Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to be held in Manila on Nov. 18 and 19, a diplomatic source said. The source said the reason for Xi’s change of mind about attending this year’s APEC summit was the remarks of President Aquino last month […]

July 13, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  4 Comments

Unable to defend The Hague junket, Lacierda turns catty

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda was being catty when he dismissed as “KSP” lawyer Harry Roque’s criticism of the huge Philippine delegation to the hearing of the U.N. Arbitral Tribunal of the case filed by the Philippines against China in The Hague, Netherlands. Roque raised a valid issue. He said: “With only three oralists scheduled to […]

July 9, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  63 Comments

The story of two unreceived notices: 1.Binays of Makati

Is the scene in Makati – Mayor Junjun Binay defying the Ombudsman’s suspension order – a preview of a Jejomar Binay presidency? Early evening news yesterday reported that finally, the suspension order by the Office of the Ombudsman of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay was served. But not without violence. Supporters of the Binays were seen […]

July 1, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016, Malaya  3 Comments

Soldier turned legislator Gary Alejano’s concerns on the BBL

No one was surprised that the Supreme Court junked the petition questioning the legality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law which was still being deliberated by both chambers of Congress when it adjourned sine die last June 11. The BBL missed its timetable of the Senate and House of Representatives passing it by June 11. Supporters […]

June 26, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Bangsamoro, Magdalo, Malaya, Uncategorized  16 Comments

Grace’s advisers wary of Poe-Roxas scenario

It’s not only Sen. Grace Poe who surged as shown in the results of Pulse Asia’s survey of the people’s pulse for the 2016 elections conducted two weeks ago. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said he is happy that his score increased by 150 percent! From four percent last March which put him in seventh place, […]

June 19, 2015   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya, surveys  13 Comments

Will Aquino frustrate Roxas’ presidential dream again?

The call of Liberal Party’s Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice for Sen. Grace Poe to be more transparent on the issue of her residency in the Philippines signals the drawing of the line between Poe and the Liberal Party’s presidential bet, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. Erice was quoted as saying that he believes that the lady […]

June 17, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  10 Comments

BEST: Binay-Jinggoy Estrada in 2016

Vice President Jejomar Binay won’t be where he is now if he were not an astute political operator. His strategies reflect a good grasp of the factors involved in the political game. He must therefore have sensed that things are not going right for him after three of the political personalities he mentioned he is […]

June 14, 2015   Posted in: Elections 2016, Malaya  11 Comments

More tourists and excellent dimsum from Taiwan to Manila

At the reunion of Filipinos who have been to Taiwan upon the invitation of Taiwan government last week, Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila, announced a number of good things that would strengthen relations between the Philippines and the Republic of China. The one that I was […]

June 12, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  3 Comments