Day: May 13, 2010

Press Release May 12, 2010 Gloria Arroyo is passing a “thorny crown” to Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III with the appointment of Associate Justice Renato Corona to the chief justice post, labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno said Wednesday. Corona, who was Arroyo’s former Presidential Chief of Staff and acting Executive Secretary, got the appointment for…

By GRACE S. UDDIN / Davao Today
Captain Emmanuel Garcia, spokesperson of the 10th ID-AFP, said an undetermined number of rebels attacked soldiers of the 66th Infantry Battalion escorting a group of Board of Election Inspectors (BEI’s) for the canvassing of votes at the municipal hall of Maragusan.

Ni ROLAND TOLENTINO
Si Noynoy ang choice ng elite society, at maging ng masa na ang tanging naibigan ay ang hindi mag-iisa sa pagdanas ng abstrakto (hindi aktwal) na kadiliman. At kung magpakaganito, ang eleksyon ay nagpoposturang parang pagsisimba o kumpisal, na matapos ng paghuhugas ng kasalanan at muling pangungumunyon ay ang reafirmasyon ng pagiging tila bago, at kung gayon, ng muling pagdanas ng parehong kondisyon at pwersa hanggang sa susunod na metapisikal na pagbabanyuhay.


BANGUED, ABRA — Theodore C. Lopez of the US Embassy together with three other companions were in Abra during the elections. Theodore C. Lopez approached a delegate of the PIOM while waiting for the opening of the canvassing area in the Provincial Capitol. The PIOM team asked Vanessa Roncal, supervisor of the Comelec in the region, if she knew about the presence of US embassy personnel in Bangued. Roncal replied that the US embassy personnel came right after the PIOM paid a visit to the Comelec Regional office.

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA / Kodao Productions / Bulatlat.com

I was caught in the middle of a gunfight that lasted hours in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur while covering the country’s first-ever automated elections. I don’t know if being ‘caught in the middle’ is a correct description because I was there as a journalist and had prior knowledge that that town is a poll hotspot. But I use it nonetheless because I did not want the gunfight to happen, much less witness it up close.