composite triple beat Priest-turned-governor Among Ed Panlilio of Pampanga is now considering running for president in 2010 with Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca as his running mate, says an Inquirer report. Both Panlilio and Padaca are non-trapos who defeated powerful politicians in their respective provinces. Panlilio and Padaca, with other reform-oriented public servants, have been practicing… Continue reading The Change that the Philippines Needs?
From Pinoy Weekly: Ka Bay passes away Bayani Abadilla, writer, professor and journalist, passed away last May 14 after a long battle with lymphoma. Son of pioneering Filipino modernist poet Alejandro G. Abadilla, Bayani was a veteran of the First Quarter Storm. He was one of the founders of the progressive writers group Paksa or… Continue reading Journalist Bayani Abadilla Passes Away
Earlier this month, Paulino Emano, mayor of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, claimed in a television interview with GMA-7 that the South Korean firm Hanjin Heavy Industries Construction Company, Ltd. offered him $400 worth of contract in exchange for the diversion of a part of river in his town where Hanjin is constructing a shipyard. Emano had… Continue reading Turning the Tables on Emano
SunStar reported that DENR Sec. Lito Atienza will not attend today’s Liberal Party elections at the Club Filipino. He reportedly said he was not invited, contrary to the supposed media announcements that members of his faction are welcome to the event. The media announcements must be bola lang. Why should Lakas Pala members be invited… Continue reading “Lakas Pala Kampi Kay Gloria”
When I heard the news about the killing of Atty. Alioden D. Dalaig of the Commission on Elections last Saturday, my first reaction was revulsion at how killers in the Philippines continue to be so brazen. More than 800 activists and journalists have been killed since the start of the Arroyo administration in 2001. The… Continue reading Alioden Dalaig, 63
Update: WyzeMoro has posted a CV of his father here. Moslemen T. Macarambon Sr. has been appointed a new Commission on Elections Commissioner. Not much is known about him at this time, except that he is a former RTC Judge in Iligan City and father of fellow blogger Moslemen Macarambon Jr , a.k.a. WyzeMoro. There… Continue reading Moslemen T. Macarambon, Sr.
The Sandiganbayan today found former President Joseph Estrada guilty of the crime of plunder. He was sentenced to reclusion perpetua or up to 40 years in prison. He was, however, acquitted in his perjury case. His co-accused in the plunder case, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and Atty. Edward Serapio, were also acquitted. Click here to read… Continue reading The Verdict: Estrada is Guilty of Plunder