Monthly Archives: September 2012

Saturday ∗ 29 Sep 2012

Enrile’s memoir, and defamation

on pages 648 to 650 of Juan Ponce Enrile, A Memoir (2012) Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (and his editor Nelson Navarro and publisher ABS-CBN Publishing) falsely accuse my mother Angela Stuart-Santiago of writing “unpardonable falsehood” that was “meant intentionally and maliciously to tarnish <Enrile’s> name and <his> role in the 1986 EDSA Revolution. <Stuart-Santiago’s book> intended to portray me as a disresputable, despicable and a double-crosser.” <bad english not mine> (page 649). does this count as defamation and libel?

Friday ∗ 28 Sep 2012

historical significance? cultural capital!

What to do with Imelda’s embarrassment of riches

Thursday ∗ 27 Sep 2012

#AnonymousPhilippines rocks my world

because you have to know that there was nothing as exhilarating, nothing that has gotten me grinning ear-to-ear since this darn Cybercrime Law was signed by our wonderful President, until #AnonymousPhilippines came along and started this gig Wednesday night (around 10PM on my twitter timeline) with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas website.  which for a good long two hours or so appeared as this:

Sunday ∗ 23 Sep 2012

independence is a dangerous thing

“Freedom is always the freedom of the one who thinks differently.” — Rosa Luxemburg.

Friday ∗ 21 Sep 2012

no freedom

Tuesday ∗ 04 Sep 2012

Cinemalaya 2012: youthful excess & indie on overdrive

been writing about the Cinemalaya 2012 movies i saw, slowly but surely, sitting on them mainly because i saw the winning new breed film “Diablo” last, and i couldn’t quite wrap my head around the fact that it won. so as i try (very hard) to get a handle on the results of the Cinemalaya Awards, i write about the rest of the films that i saw, hopefully to write about that winning film last, too.

Saturday ∗ 01 Sep 2012

Some wishin’ for original Pinoy music and musikero*

I’m a fan of original Pinoy music, always have been, and I grew with a Kuya who spent good money on cassette tapes of The Dawn and Neo Colours, Gary V. and Randy Santiago, Ogie Alcasid and Francis Magalona. I was enamoured with Smokey Mountain, loved “Ryan Ryan Musikahan,” and thought the world of Ryan Cayabyab. When Kuya left for Holland, he’d come home to buy every local CD he could get, rip them and leave most of them with… Continue reading »

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