“[Major Harry] Baliaga is even fortunate. He was given the right to bail, the right to defend himself. These are the same rights they denied to Jonas.” – Mrs. Edita Burgos
Day: October 29, 2013
“It’s a matter others want to avoid. But it’s a reality that has to be talked openly, since the NPA is more active now in Region 11, notwithstanding the statements from the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines).” — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte
The NPA named the five “prisoners of war” as Barangay captain Lito Andalique, kagawad Marvin Bantuasan, Crisanto Piodos, and Balaba Andalique, and Cafgu tribal member Pepe Subla.
A Chelsea Manning-leaked cable showed how Iceland asked the U.S. to stop European “bullying,” just the first of a deluge of revelations detailing how America throws around its weight.
The US government shutdown was not to blame for the crashing of the food stamp program for poor families in 17 states on October 12, just the latest in a long line of snafus by private contractors hired by government.