I wrote this piece – The Fierce Urgency of NOW – on Feb. 21, 2008. Yet ten years later, while a lot of things changed, a lot remained the same. In fact, things have gotten worse, both in the US and in the Philippines. For a while, the people of the US and the Philippines… Read More Fierce Urgency of Then & Now
My two “LOOK-BACK” posts on the Jun Lozada – ZTE-NBN scandal is not complete without a background. This is from an Inquirer report: “On April 21, 2007, the government signed with China’s ZTE Corp. the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal, which called for the installation of a telecommunications network linking government offices throughout the… Read More Look-Back: ZTE-NBN & The Fall of JDV
CONTINUATION: February 17, 2008 JUN LOZADA battles ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN on TV | # | Current events, Socio-Political — jamalashley @ 4:18 pm The “flavor of the month” Jun Lozada battled all the President’s men for about 3 hours on Prime Time TV last night. The country’s leading TV / radio network ABS-CBN held a Special Coverage titled “HARAPAN”… Read More Look back: Jun Lozada — ZTE-NBN scandal, Part 2
When blogsome.com closed shop some years ago, my blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro went with it. I never thought that this Irish internet company would close down. Most probably, it was bought. Years of blogging went for naught. A few years ago, I found 2 of my blogposts from that blog in the Internet.… Read More Look Back: Jun Lozada and the ZTE-NBN scandal
In the last ZTE-NBN hearings, the four principal witnesses all seem to be “technical men”. Three are engineers and all made money from computer technology. Being an engineer and a technical man myself, I could relate to what these men were saying. CATEGORIES OF TECHNICAL MEN Mr. Leo San Miguel insisted that he was just… Read More Technical Man and More
The calls for President Arroyo to resign are mounting. In behalf of all my inarticulate friends, countrymen and lovers, I call on Madame President to heed the call of the people. It is time to go. She has destroyed any semblance of fair play in the Philippine electoral process. This was revealed to the people… Read More GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO RESIGN !
I’d like to start by thanking a lot of people who expressed their sincere sympathy for the family. I’d like to thank them first, so many of them. And in Tagalog, nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng nagpahayag ng pag-aalala sa akin at sa sampu ng aking pamilya. Ako po’y nagtawag sa pagpupulong na ito… Read More Transcript of the Jun Lozada exposé