Aswangs whip out voodoo tricks to ensure Toto Mar Roxas win

The Aswang delegation of Antique in plenum at the Aklan Aswang Festival TO ALL THE ASWANGS OF THE PHILIPPINES AND ABROAD BY ROGER M. BALANZA AN ASWANG FROM ANTIQUE Voodoo and magic. Amo ini ang himoon naton kar-on nga mga … Continue reading Aswangs whip out voodoo tricks to ensure Toto Mar Roxas win

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Loren backs lumad partylist

NPC-NP-LDP vice presidential bet Loren Legarda pledged her support to the advocacy of Katribu, an indigenous peoples’ party list founded by 25 grassroots indigenous peoples’ organizations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that champions the environment, culture and rights of IPs to ancestral lands. “The ideals of Katribu Party List fit well with my platform of promoting genuine participation and representation of indigenous peoples’ at all levels of government decision making. To me, this is an essential element to nation building,” said Loren. Loren called for the attainment of peace based on social justice by supporting peace initiatives that address militarization … Continue reading Loren backs lumad partylist

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Peacemakers’ vote crucial in May

DAVAO CITY—Peace votes from Mindanao are crucial in winning the 2010 national elections. And these votes may well account to more than 600,000, a huge number of internally displaced persons, who are keeping their collective support for a candidate who can provide a clear political platform in ending the conflict in Mindanao.   This is the gist of the Mindanao Leaders Forum with the May 2010 Presidential and Senatorial Candidates slated on March 16, 2010 to be held in this city, in time with the celebration of the 73rd Araw ng Dabaw.   Organized by the Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC) … Continue reading Peacemakers’ vote crucial in May

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RONNIE PUNO ADVICE TO FAULTFINDERS: PUT UP OR SHUT UP

PERISCOPE Working LGU officials shielded vs. whiners Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronnie Puno took the cudgels for  embattled local government officials working quietly in the disaster areas when he rightly pointed out in a Camp Crame meeting that couch potato critics and professional faultfinders—if they have nothing better to do—should stop carping and whining. RONNIE: No time for carping, whining Deep in the disaster-stricken areas, it is the mayors and governors who have been leading the rescue efforts, quietly and almost heroically.  Stricken by fatigue, loss of relations and constituents, and the need to allocate so limited a resources amid … Continue reading RONNIE PUNO ADVICE TO FAULTFINDERS: PUT UP OR SHUT UP

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ONDOY, PEPENG AFTERMATH: Puno wants action

LGUs urged to Identify Social Housing Sites for Calamity Victims In an effort to help thousands of families displaced by the recent typhoons that hit the country, Secretary Ronnie V. Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government ( DILG ) has called on all town and city mayors to identify lands for socialized housing and resettlement areas in compliance with the provisions of the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 or Republic Act 7279. In a directive, Puno urged city and civil regimes to conduct a stockpile of residential, central authority, unregistered or abandoned and other lands … Continue reading ONDOY, PEPENG AFTERMATH: Puno wants action

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Ronnie Puno: Civility in Politics

COMMENTARY There’s a piece of good news coming out of the nation’s political scene. When everyone appears to be harping on negativity and filthy tactics just to push ahead of the pack and get the eye of the public, there’s one vice presidential aspirant that’s bucking the trend and showing his preference for politeness in politics. He is Secretary Ronnie Puno of the Department of Interior and Local Government. The DILG chief has announced his dedication to a conduct of a civil and a perceptive campaign. Secretary Puno is one of the vice presidential aspirants for next year’s elections and … Continue reading Ronnie Puno: Civility in Politics

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NOYNOY-MAR TANDEM EQUALS DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANCHA

By ROGER M. BALANZA  It was no surprise that Sen. Noynoy Aquino picked Sen. Mar Roxas  as his running mate after the heavens told him to take a crack at the presidency in 2010 as standard bearer of the Liberal Party. It was a given that Mar would be second fiddle to Noynoy. After all Mar had given up his own presidential bid. If there was a little bit of a drama in Noynoy’s pick of Mar, it did not mean the heavens told Noynoy to get Mar after a day of soul searching in a convent with nuns. As … Continue reading NOYNOY-MAR TANDEM EQUALS DON QUIXOTE AND SANCHO PANCHA

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NOYNOY & MAR RAPPED FOR PLAYING HERO IN ONDOY TRAGEDY

Why not donate their own money? It is sad how politicians—including those who are aspiring to be president or vice president of this benighted country—can use people’s misery to soap up their image.   Particularly, we are pissed off by Senators Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas, the Liberal Party candidates, asking the public to chip in donations for victims of super typhoon Ondoy.   Right down from the sidewalk vendors, everybody is sharing whatever they have to the donation box for the typhoon victims. It is human nature at play when tragedy strikes. No need for Noynoy and Mar to … Continue reading NOYNOY & MAR RAPPED FOR PLAYING HERO IN ONDOY TRAGEDY

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