G.R. No. L-55138 September 28, 1984
ERNESTO V. RONQUILLO, petitioner, vs. HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS AND ANTONIO P. SO, respondents. Continue reading
The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines held its yearly ‘Prospects Forum’ last January 19. Its guests and speakers were Senator Manuel Villar, economist Ben Diokno, security analyst Sydney Jones, businessman Joey Concepcion, and lawyer Michael Mastura, who is a member of the MILF peace panel.
Villar, who said “the landscape is changing,” said we must now look for a new economic model. Jones predicted there will be no peace pact this year, Kato and Bravo, the two MILF commanders the AFP is pursuing, will not be caught, and “Dulmatin will be declared dead or captured at least once this year.”
One dramatic moment was when Mastura declared: “I am a Jihadist. Look at this face…” as he differentiated between one who “strives in the way of Allah” and another who is simply using violence as a means to an end.
Here are my notes, for those who would like to have an idea of what the forum is like. Just remember: these are not for quotation, because I sometimes omit words or make mistakes. (I check the notes against my tape when I have to use a particular quote for a story).
Those who would like to use the information here, please check with any of the speakers or with Focap if the notes were correct. Continue reading
“Today, Secretary Duque III announced that a human blood sample tested positive for ERV IgG antibodies. This means that the person was exposed to ERV more than six months ago and did not get sick. Clinical examination showed that the positive human case remains apparently healthy and claimed no serious illness in the past 12 months.” – DOH press release. Notes taken during presscon inside. Caveat: there are many errors, grammatical and otherwise. Sorry, don’t have time to edit and correct. Continue reading