I hope that the troika – namely Lintang Bedol, Zaldy Ampatuan and Virgilio Garcillano – will collaborate and cooperate altogether in favor of the truth about the mockery of our country’s electoral process as institutionalized by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Then, it will finally unravel what the Filipino people have known all along, albeit short in details.
While it may not cure the fraudulent Arroyo presidency, it could very well land her and those responsible for the mockery of the elections of 2004 and 2007 in jail for life for the crime of electoral sabotage.
The government’s charges against former military spy Vidal Doble Jr. may yet turn out to be the forum where the truth behind the “Hello Garci” wiretapping mess may emerge, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Thursday. Continue reading “Charges vs Doble May Yet Bring Out Truth in Garci Mess”
Citing at least two independent sources, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson maintained Friday that the appointment of Moslemen Macarambon to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is tainted with the “golden hand” of former poll commissioner Virgilio Garcillano. Continue reading “Garci Recommended Macarambon to Comelec Post”
Instead of continuing to insult the Filipino people’s intelligence, Malacañang should let controversial “presidential aide” Remedios “Medy” Poblador bare the truth behind attempts to cover up the “Hello Garci” mess in 2005. Continue reading “Lacson to Palace: Don’t Insult People’s Intelligence, Let ‘Medy’ Testify”
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege.
Two years ago, the country was caught in a political maelstrom brought about by revelations arising from the voice tapes taken of a man and a woman, the identities of whom have since been laid public.
Continue reading “The Lighthouse that Brought Darkness”
Speech before the Rotary Club of Manila East
There are three things we Rotarians must not believe. One, when your delinquent tenant tells you that the check is in the mail. Second, when your fellow Rotarian tells you that he’s going home straight from a Rotary meeting. And three, when a politician guest speaker promises to deliver a short speech. My fellow Rotarians, don’t worry. My speech tonight won’t be very long.
I do not recall any previous invitation by the Rotary Club of Manila East and San Miguel. I will not ask why. But I will tell you why I am here tonight.
My main message is one and simple. Call it immutable and it is. We have but one country. All we need are very good leaders to inspire us. Continue reading “We Have But ONE COUNTRY”
Speech before the Rotary Club of Manila
I feel honored today. It is good to be with you again. After all, it is not every week that one is given the chance to speak before the oldest of the country’s Rotary Clubs – certainly not the kind that Spokesman Toting Bunye has insulted. I mean that to be the truth – not the truth that Malacanan Palace speaks and expresses each time we, Filipinos seek an explanation on Garcillano, on impeachment, on Venable and what have you.I feel honored today. It is good to be with you again. After all, it is not every week that one is given the chance to speak before the oldest of the country’s Rotary Clubs – certainly not the kind that Spokesman Toting Bunye has insulted. I mean that to be the truth – not the truth that Malacanan Palace speaks and expresses each time we, Filipinos seek an explanation on Garcillano, on impeachment, on Venable and what have you.
The invitation of President Cesar made through fellow Rtn. Art to be your guest speaker today brings back good memories. This is the group to whom I delivered my first major address when I became Chief of the Philippine National Police in November 1999. I remember that was upon the invitation of a good friend and mentor and now a Senator and a distinguished colleague, the Hon. Alfredo S. Lim.
It was easy then to deliver my speech. There was a strong clamor for reforms in our country’s police force. In that address before you, I defined my response and vision. I remember talking about the ICU’s among the police – the inept, corrupt and undisciplined. At that time, I was already thinking of my antidote against the ICU’s. It was AID – aptitude, integrity, discipline. Continue reading “Where We Are”
Speech before Filipino-Indian Chamber of Commerce
I am very honored tonight to address your chamber. But the real honor belongs to the new leaders of the chamber. Tonight is their night. Tonight begins the first night of the rest of their lives. To them I convey my best wishes!
The invitation of President Ram Sitaldas was very forthright. In fact, he asked me to cover the subject he bluntly described as Past Imperfect, Future Tense. He made no reference to the present. Thus, I assume that the present is both imperfect and tense…
President Sitaldas is right. The imperfect past is a reality made permanent by history. Our most reasonable response can only be this: there is no saint without a past. Time to leave our past to God’s mercy. Continue reading “Past, Imperfect/Future, Tense: The Road Ahead For The Philippines”
At the National Congress of the BE NOT AFRAID Movement, The Manila Hotel
Prophetic words from GMA. Dec. 30, 2002. She knew it then. She knows it today.
(Audio) GMA: “My political efforts can only be result in never-ending divisiveness.”
GMA knows she brings disorder. GMA knows she brings despair. GMA knows she brings divisiveness. Yet, despite that knowledge, she continues to heap upon us the curse of her unwanted, unacceptable and unearned governance.
Continue reading “The True State of the Nation”
Speech delivered at The Manila Hotel
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” She has learned her lesson well. She has mastered the art and science of assuming the presidency without winning the elections. She does her role model proud. I hope she does not forget that her role model ended up being hanged by those he oppressed.
Fascists believe that through the use of state terror, propaganda and the intimidation of political rivals, you can disassemble the existing democratic government system.
We have seen Mrs. Arroyo toy around with this belief since her voice on a taped phone conversation became the country’s outrage, and her nightmare. Continue reading “Be Not Afraid!”