Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tis' the Season to Rally

Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo has called on his flock to join a prayer rally tomorrow (Friday) at the Jaro Cathedral (read here). In a statement issued to the media, Archbishop Lagdameo, who is also President of the influential CBCP, said, “As we have said before, if Charter change is really needed, or when such shall be decided to be held, the best option is to do it through a Constitutional Convention. Please, hold the Con-con purified from the ‘negative impact’ that accompanied the People’s Initiative and Con-ass. The Filipino people deserve the best of the best.” He also said that the work of the Con-con should be the work of statesmen “whose concern will not be to fit it to a pre-determined framework, but who will discern, discuss, debate on what will be the best for our country.” The prayer rally in Iloilo City comes 2 days ahead of the prayer rally being planned this coming Sunday in Manila's Luneta Park which is expected to draw opposition leaders and thousands of people.

Meanwhile, the coming May election promises to be a ho-hum affair in Negros Occidental what with Governor Marañon's UNA (United Negros Alliance) dominating provincial politics. This early, Marañon has already firmed up his slate for the province's 6 congressional districts (read this Visayas Daily Star article).

This news article caught my attention: "Rebel leader weds in Bacolod Hotel amid tight security" (read here). Naks ala Salvatore Guiliano (The Sicilian) a!

See Reuters' Picture of the Year:

Picture of the year 2006: US President George W. Bush hands back a crying baby that was handed to him from the crowd as he arrived for an outdoor dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Trinwillershagen, Germany, July 13, 2006. [Reuters]

Have a nice day!

1 comment:

Stella Arnaldo said...

The kid knows the truth! hahaha