We understand

He couldn’t even mention the incident that he was asking the public for understanding. In his speech at the commencement exercise of the Philippine National Police Academy’s Lakandula Class of 2015, the day after the nation marked the second month of the Mamasapano tragedy, President Aquino said, “Ikinalulungkot kong may mga pamilyang nawalan ng asawa, […]

March 27, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Philippine National Police  24 Comments

What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

OMG. I almost fell off my chair upon reading the text exchanges between President Aquino and his sister, Kris Aquino posted by journalist Cecil Morella in Facebook. Yesterday afternoon, Kris Aquino posted in her Instagram account (withlovekrisaquino) her text exchanges with the President last Friday just to disprove rumors that PNoy collapsed. Kris Aquino’s post: […]

March 24, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Malaya  18 Comments

Senators asked the wrong question

It was President Aquino who informed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang and the rest of the presidential party in Zamboanga on the Mamasapano debacle on Jan. 25, a source close to Malacañang said. That’s why in the hearings in the Senate and the House of Representatives […]

February 15, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Peace Process, Philippine National Police  48 Comments

Let him finish his term

I hold President Aquino accountable for the death of 44 Special Action Force commandos but I don’t want him forced to shorten his term which is due to end on June 30 next year. I’m not joining calls for him to resign. I’m against a coup de’etat. I want him to finish his mandate which […]

February 6, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  34 Comments

10 min Aquino-Xi talk paves way for major policy shift towards China

It took only ten minutes under the chilly air at the lakeside garden in the suburb of Beijing to thaw the two-year frosty relationship between the Philippines and China. President Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping pulled aside during the tree-planting ceremony last Nov. 11 at at the Summer Garden of the International Conference Center […]

November 13, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  6 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

Aquino’s deafening silence on the killing of Jennifer Laude

The silence of President Aquino on the murder of a Filipino transgender by a member of the United States Marine Corps more than a week ago in Olongapo City is deafening. Jennifer Laude, 26, a citizen of this country was killed brutally (severely beaten, strangled, drowned , her head shoved in the toilet bowl) almost […]

October 19, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Foreign Affairs  13 Comments

Run, PNoy, Run

I have lost track counting the number of somersaults that President Aquino and his spokesmen have performed on the issue of whether he wants to stay in Malacañang after his term ends on June 30, 2016. To save myself further aggravation, I decided to “like” President Aquino’s Facebook Page which was brought to my attention […]

September 14, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Malaya  21 Comments

Listen to your mother

Had former President Cory Aquino not died on Aug. 1, 2009, her son, Benigno Aquino III would not be in Malacañang today. At the time of Cory’s death, nine months before the May 2010 presidential elections, Noynoy Aquino, who had an unremarkable record as legislator (9 years as representative of the 2nd district of Tarlac […]

August 14, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Cha-Cha  11 Comments