Archive for February, 2012

Though an active member of the Philippine Community Council (PCC), the Ateneo Alumni Association of Australia (AAAA) chose to send its donation for the flood victims directly to Father Roberto Yap, SJ President of the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro. The university was formerly known as Ateneo de Cagayan. The relief goods were sent free of charge courtesy of Austral Cargo and Negros Navigation. (more…)

He is indeed a true blue journalist, having graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1956 and having obtained a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. But his being a true blue journalist does not end there.

For many years now, Mr. Jaime Kelly Pimentel has been the sports editor of a popular newspaper in Sydney. Now in his mid-70s, he has refused to retire and is still very active in the service of the community. (more…)

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) director declared to media that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is well enough to leave the hospital. (more…)

Contrary to findings made by Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez some 3 years ago, the new Ombudsman made a reversal based on new evidence. Murder charges against 10 navy officers were filed in the Sandiganbayan and at the same time ordered their immediate dismissal from service for grave misconduct. (more…)

General Santos City. January 6, 2012.

    A radio broadcaster was shot dead in GenSan as he drove his car with his wife, son and daughter. He was the 150th journalist killed in the Philippines since democracy was restored by Cory Aquino in 1986.

    According to police reports, the motive was personal and is traceable to what has been published in Tatak, a local tabloid where Christopher Guarin was the Editor-in-Chief. Guarin is also a popular broadcast journalist of Radio Mindanao Network. (more…)