Thursday, June 25, 2009

About those secret foreign trips by Arroyo

there's been lots's of speculations on why she went to Colombia. But where there's smoke, there's fire.

Here's something that happened just today in the US, headlined in Drudge.

South Carolina governor admits affair, secret Argentina trip

The governor, who went missing since last week, finally admitted to an affair.

sanford afffair

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Question the Timing of Mar Roxas-Korina Sanchez Wedding!

It's political!

Just kidding!

But I don't think there has ever been a presidential candidate na hindi married (and Cory is a widow of slain opposition leader Ninoy Aquino).

Anyway, napanood ko yung interview ni Kris Aquino kay Mar at Korina a few days ago. Tinanong ni Kris si Korina kung may prenup sila. Before Korina got to answer, sumingit si Mar at sabi nya: "What is hers is hers, and what is mine is hers."

Natawa si Korina and she shot back: "O sige nga, isulat mo yan sa papel."

Then Korina answered the question saying na dapat raw may prenup para hindi magulo, kasi may kanya kanyang na silang assets.

Tribune: Chiz-Jinggoy tandem shaping up in NPC’s 2010 plans


The prospect of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada seeking the post of vice president in next year’s elections yesterday appeared on the political horizon following reports that the camp of Sen. Francis Escudero, a presidential hopeful, is already in the thick of negotiations tapping Estrada as his running mate under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) ticket.

“So far, the negotiation is going smoothly. They just have to iron out a few kinks,” said a lawmaker who requested the media not to identify him but to just describe him as a solon from the Visayas who has been openly supporting Escudero’s presidential bid.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Armida smacks the CBCP hard

First paragraph from Armida Siguion Reyna's latest:

Two outings ago, I narrated in this same space how the June 10 rally went at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas in Makati City: “Makati Mayor Jojo Binay had all the right to at least welcome the public to his city, but he gave up his slot when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ admonished politicians to stay to the sidelines; an admonition, I must say in an aside, the CBCP has no right to issue, considering a good number of them either waltz with the Squatter in MalacaƱang or just safely sit on the fence like the three monkeys who see, say, and hear no evil.”

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Philippine Commentary now a Group Blog

i know it's been that way for a few days na.

but i think it's great because i don't have to monitor all the blogs i used to read. nandiyan na sila lahat (MB, Schumey) sa blog ni manong DJB.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No Surprise Here

UN Report: State use of torture under Arroyo government "routine"

Obama's Defining Moment

The lame statements the Obama admin gave re Iran is very discouraging. It is very similar to their initial reaction when Russia invaded Georgia last year.

Barack Obama thinks the Mullahs of iran and ahmadinejad can be negotiated with with regards to their nuclear ambitions ("talk without preconditions") and is afraid that any statement that can be seen as supporting the people's uprising in iran might anger the clerics. To think that anything substantial will come out of talks with ahmadinejad about halting their quest for Nukes or stopping their support for terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas vs Israel is naive.

Instead of suggesting that he "wear a green tie" the next time around, why doesn't he grow a pair?

And don't think for a sec that the Iranian people will not remember this.

Michael Totten: "it’s frankly inconceivable that anti-Americans among the Iranian opposition will be angry at President Obama if he takes their side. It should and likely will anger them if he refuses and tacitly recognizes the legitimacy of the hated dictatorship they wish to replace."

Kidlat Tahimik's "Perfumed Nightmare"

wow, great masterpiece! weird funny wacky. Now i know who Werhner Von Braun is!

"Where is my their vote?"

I got this from Andrew Sullivan.

where is their vote

Monday, June 15, 2009 website infected with JS.Kryptik virus

don't visit the site. arrgh!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Iran on Fire

massive demonstrations and clashes after the questionable results of the Iranian elections.

this could either turn into Tiananmen or Edsa 86.

Up to the minute updates from HuffPo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

David Brooks huge omission

nice defense of Sonia Sotomayor. But his arguments fall apart by failing to mention how Sotomayor handled the recent Ricci case, which is all about race.

Jennifer Rubin has more on Brooks' omissions.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Romeo Intengan vs MLQ3

the Ateneo Jesuit gets MLQ3 to recant.

Orlando Roncesvalles comments on the case.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

How Erap can best help the Opposition

By staying neutral in the selection of Opposition presidential candidates.

Sabi ni Ellen Tordesillas:

Sana hindi na rin itutuloy ni dating Pangulong Estrada .Sana hindi na niya hintayin na i-disqualify siya ng Supreme Court. Tulungan na lang niya ang isa sa mga oposisyon na kandidato na siyang magsusulong na maayos na pamahalaan. Kasama doon ang pag-usig sa mga mandaraya at magnanakaw na katulad ni Gloria Arroyo at ang kanyang mga alagad.

I think Erap can be more useful to the opposition by telling his followers NOT to vote for any administration candidates.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dick Cheney: Pro-Torture and Pro-Gay Marriage

Cheney's popularity is already on the rise because of his defense of "enhanced interrogation".

Will it rise even more after this?