Archive for March 14, 2009

Pangasinan’s congressional races in 2010


PhotobucketTHE SENATE passed the modified version of the 2009 Baselines Bill. This version, was the one “approved” by the Chinese government after they manifested their protest to the version passed by Congress.

The script is: even after the Senate version (version acceptable to China) is passed, the Chinese government will still issue a stern protest to cover for the sellout.

The Senate version excluded the bodies of water between the Kalayaan Islands and Scarborough shoals under “the regime of islands” principle, which in simpler terms, means that we are no longer establishing our claim of ownership to those mineral and oil rich properties.

The Baselines Bill is our written abandonment of claims to these resource rich islands.

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Bakit opposed sila sa recommissioning ng Bataan Nuclear Power Plant?

Sabi nila “Because the BNPP was built at cost of US$ 2.3 billion (overpriced daw dahil katumbass nito ang dalawang nuclear plants! Noong panahon ni Marcos) at naging ugat ng corruption by Marcos government at ng Westinghouse Corporation.”
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March 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

Unified statement on ‘Right of Reply’ bill


PhotobucketThe Right of Reply Bill is an ill-conceived piece of legislation that violates two of the most cherished freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, those of the press and of expression.

It is both unfortunate and ironic that the principal authors of the bill in the two chambers of Congress ought to have known better, Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., having earned his reputation as a champion of civil rights, and Bacolod Representative Monico Puentevella, having been president of the Negros Press Club.

It is also clear, from the pronouncements of both lawmakers, that this bill is a product of the sorriest excuse for legislation – personal pique.
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March 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment


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