Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

‘Tampuhan’ hints friendship so deep between Duterte and Quiboloy

Only ten days that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte haven’t talked with each other and the “Son of God” is already hurting. Sharing with media the Pastor’s hurt feeling, Quiboloy’s spokesperson, Mike Abe, said the last face-to-face meeting of the two was at 3 a.m. of May 10, several hours after it […]

May 23, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Politics  6 Comments

A good list to choose from for next batch of senators

Filipinos just love elections. A total of 130 have filed certificates of candidacy for president in the May 2016 elections and 19 for vice president. There are 172 who are vying for the 12 slots in the Senate. The five reelectionist senators – Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto, Teofisto Guingona III, Sergio Osmeña III, Vicente Sotto […]

October 19, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Politics  4 Comments

Aquino for Binay for president in 2016?

There’s a compelling reason for President Aquino to make sure that that he would be able to influence the people’s choice of his successor otherwise he would suffer the same fate that befell the two presidents before him. His predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is in jail – hospital arrest, actually- facing plunder and electoral sabotage […]

January 5, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Elections 2016, Malaya, Politics  40 Comments


This Mar Roxas-Alfred Romualdez fight is ugly. As ugly as the Juan Ponce-Enrile-Miriam Defensor-Santiago battle. At the hearing of the congressional oversight committee on the Philippine Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 last Monday, a tearful Romualdez related how, he claimed, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas tried to marginalize him in the relief and recovery […]

December 15, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disasters, Politics  16 Comments

The enviable Akbayan

In his verbal sparring with Anakbayan’s Vencer Crisostomo at ANC last week, Barry Gutierrez, undersecretary for political affairs in the Office of the President, exuded the smugness of people who are well-entrenched in the center of power. Nakasandal sa pader. He said there are many Akbayan members who are holding high positions in the Aquino […]

October 22, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Politics  294 Comments

Senatorial aspirants can’t resist opportunity in other people’s misery

This picture of President Aquino’s visit to Barangay Tunasan in Muntinlupa accompanied by Liberal Party 2013 senatorial aspirants is generating controversy in social media. Among those with Aquino were Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas, Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, former sectoral Rep.Riza Hontiveros, TESDA Administrator Joel Villanueva, and Aurora Rep.Sonny Angara. Some comments: Mae Paner: […]

August 10, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Politics  275 Comments

Tatlong salita lang –solb na!

Dennis Garcia writes for Abante every Friday. Enjoy ako sa kanyang column tungkol kay Manny Pacquiao. Minsan nanggigigil ako sa pangulo natin. Pagka’t, tapos ng isang taon, wala pa ring sinasampulan at pinakukulong. Nanggigil pagka’t hinahayaang manggulo ang mga illegal settlers. Hinahayaang lumaganap ang mga salot tulad ng “Bukas Taxi Boys”. Nanggigigil pagka’t nagtiyatiyaga sa […]

September 17, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Politics  23 Comments

Is Gloria Arroyo’s SanFo trip connected with resignation of Merci?

At about the time I learned that Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez resigned (noon of April 29, 2011), a friend texted that Gloria Arroyo and members opf her family arrived in San Francisco,U.S.A. “They didn’t have any luggage ,“ the informant said adding that “Many Pinoys saw them at the airport, including Pinoy waiter at Mcdo who […]

April 30, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Justice, Politics  53 Comments

Heto na naman si Kris Aquino

Tatlong linggong nakapahinga ang bayan kay Kris Aquino at heto na naman siya. Pagdating niya galing sa Amerika, nagsalita siya sa naka-abang na media at siyempre nagbigay ng exclusive interview sa kanyang BFF na si Boy Abunda. Nagpaliwanag siya sa mga tsismis tungkol sa kanya. Hindi raw totoong may affair siya sa mga batang […]

July 31, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Politics, Showbusiness  27 Comments

Arroyo’s peace adviser merely watched his son’s mauling spree

Update: ABS-CBN reported that today Secretary Pangandaman was seen golfing with Mikey Arroyo, congressman son of Gloria Arroyo in Baguio Country Club.Was it to show off that they are that close to the powers-that- be. May reklamo kayo? Inquirer update: Golf club suspends DAR chief over brawl Three days after Gloria Arroyo announced the appointment […]

December 29, 2008  Tags:   Posted in: General, Human Rights, Politics  176 Comments