SANTIAGO: Govt should bill Napoles for Fort Sto. Domingo detention

If Janet Lim-Napoles wants a specially secure jail but continues to clam up regarding everything she knows about the P10-billion pork barrel scam that she allegedly engineered, it may be time to bill her for her reported P150,000-a-month detention bungalow … Continue reading SANTIAGO: Govt should bill Napoles for Fort Sto. Domingo detention

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Davao City dad turns magician

    Is Davao City councilor Immanuel “Nonoy” Galicia joining James Infiesto’s 9th Asian Magic Association Convention, which will bring together the world’s famous magicians to Davao City on September 14-17, 2012?     It appears so. Galicia has done a disappearing act, and vanished into thin air right before the eyes of hundreds of students of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) and prominent officials led by Davao City First District congressman Karlo Nograles, on August 17, 2012, during the inauguration of the USeP Gym and Cultural Center.     Galicia’s magical act could be a preview to what he would regale … Continue reading Davao City dad turns magician

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PALATINO, KABATAAN PARTY-LIST WITHDRAW ‘ANTI-CHRIST’ BILL

Statement of Kabataan Partylist on HB 6330 Kabataan Partylist is withdrawing House Bill 6330, or An Act Empowering Heads of Offices and Departments to Strictly Implement the Constitutional Provisions on Religious Freedom in Government Offices, in response to the appeal and clamor of our members, constituents, supporters, various groups, institutions and the general public to reconsider the filing of such measure. ALSO READ: PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat Kabataan Partylist seeks to clarify that the bill has no intention to “ban God”, suppress any religion or belief and prevent government employees from practicing their faith. The purpose of the … Continue reading PALATINO, KABATAAN PARTY-LIST WITHDRAW ‘ANTI-CHRIST’ BILL

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PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat

If the reactions were to be the basis as to where he should be exiled, Kabataan Partylist representative Raymond Palatino would be living in hell with Lucifer. Or maybe in Jolo to be beheaded by the fundamentalist Abu Sayyaf. The … Continue reading PALATINO & LUCIFER – The Durian Beat

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THE PALATINO DOCTRINE

        Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino wants to ban religious symbols and the holding of religious ceremonies in government offices, citing the provisions on freedom of religion in the Constitution. He has proposed a bill titled “Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act.” The bill seeks to empower heads of offices and departments to strictly follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion in the exercise of their official functions, and in the use of government facilities and property. The constitutional provision asserts the republican and secular nature of the state, such that although laws could be religious in … Continue reading THE PALATINO DOCTRINE

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DURIANBURGDAVAO SKEWERS ED MALAY, THE CENTER

THEDURIANBEAT BANTAY KANG MALAY KA! We heard that publicist Ed Malay, the discredited public relations man behind the rigged surveys that had ex-Speaker Prospero Nograles winning a lopsided battle over then Vice Mayor Sara Duterte in the mayoral race in … Continue reading DURIANBURGDAVAO SKEWERS ED MALAY, THE CENTER

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Of Nogie, de Guzman, ghosts and zombies, and the fat goats of Artica Doom

THEDURIANBEAT BY ROGER M. BALANZA Ex-House Speaker Prospero Nograles may now forget his claim he was cheated in the mayoral race in 2010 because in part ghosts and zombies crawled out of their graves on election day to vote for … Continue reading Of Nogie, de Guzman, ghosts and zombies, and the fat goats of Artica Doom

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Davao City dads told: Avoid ‘landmark embarassments’

BY ROGER M. BALANZA     Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admitted there are city ordinances that are diffficult to implement and advised city councilors to avoid them. In a recent privilege speech, councilor Melchor Quitain said several ordinances approved by the city council have remained on paper and never implemented. He called the ordinances as landmark embrassments. These are landmark ordinances that ended up as lanmark embarassments, he said in the speech delivered at plenary. On television on ABS/CBN, Duterte admitted many of the ordinances are “tedious” to implement, citing the ordinances on bike lanes and organic fertilizer. That is why … Continue reading Davao City dads told: Avoid ‘landmark embarassments’

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Challenging PNoy

FROMTHEMAILS Anakbayan challenges President Benigno Aquino III to pursue peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), a move that would be most beneficial to the Filipino people, especially the youth. Peace in the context of social justice must be presented. For the youth who have been exposed to the highest form of violence – hunger, poverty and exploitation– it is high time for the GPH and NDFP panels to resume peace talks and agree on the country’s socio-economic reforms. Doubtful is the sincerity of the Aquino Administration in further pursuing peace talks with National Democratic Front … Continue reading Challenging PNoy

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