The Philippine Daily Inquirer is twenty years old today.
The President trumpets a 5,000 peso bonus for employees (at dinenr last night, this comment from a frustrated supporter of the President: “Her problem is, even the run of the mill is turned political. She tries to get credit for something done every year, by every president.” The latest survey suggests the President’s unpopularity has marginally increased; what’s significant is the erosion of support in her bailiwick, the Visayas.
Government says the bomblets are the doing of the National Democrats. Carol Araullo and friends got detained in the Hong Kong airport by their comrades in the Hong Kong government. blurry brain thinks our officials headed for the WTO meeting are pretty good. (Normblog points to Nick Cohen, who is puzzled by the Left embracing regimes that wiped out Leftists.)
I was unable to devote any blogging time to yesterday’s events, but between the Sassy Lawyer’s fine eye for detail and the law, and Philippine Commentary’s tech and common sense-savvy entries, you’ll get the picture. Ellen Tordesillas thinks soldiers might be getting antsy. PCIJ sums up the Senate hearing. Uniffors says Garci has fulfilled its predictions. Dan Mariano asks if Garci’s merely a diversion.
Hacienda Luisita strike ends -both sides fearful of government stepping in?
Interesting entry in Go Figure, calling large remittances a kind of “Dutch disease.” This is related to the improving peso. The Business Mirror bats for recognizing the “People’s economy,” which is really fueling growth.
Additional heroes of the resistance to the dictatorship inscribed on a memorial.
Quezon City embarks on an official history, without, it seems, the benefit of Quezon City-based historians. How odd.
The Philippines Free Press reproduces a profile of Jose Yulo by Leon Ma. Guerrero.