Monday, June 29, 2009

COMELEC's Jimenez answers all Poll Automation issues at Sentro

Dir. James Jimenez, spokesperson of the Commission on Election (COMELEC), last Sunday answered all issues hurled against the commission regarding its bidding process on election automation.

The COMELEC has awarded the 2010 Election Automation project to SMARTMATIC-TIM last week and the contract is set to be signed by the parties this week. In an interview with DZXL radio program Sentro ng Katotohanan, Dir. Jimenez said that the losing bidders are the ones hurling the issues and the same were picked up by some Senators questioning the bidding process.

According to Dir. Jimenez, the bidding process was open to the public and to the mass media and that all issues currently being hurled were already discussed and concluded during the proceedings. He also said that the losing bidders were all present in the pre-bid conference conducted and they all accepted the bidding reqiurements set by the Commission. Moreso, he said that some of senators questioning the results of the bidding has not even sent any representative during the bidding process even while the COMELEC has constantly issued them invitation.

Sentro ng Katotohanan is a radio program aired Sundays, 6-7PM, over at DZXL 558KHz in Metro Manila. The radio program sets itself apart by discussing in-depth real issues concerning the country today. Sentro ng Katotohanan conducts interviews with resource persons via direct incisive yet respectful questions to get to the bottom of the issues at hand, doing away with propaganda or spin that usually gets through other radio programs. Last Sunday, Sentro ng Katotohanan also had a very lively interview with known author, columnist and Charter Change advocate Carmen Navarro Pedrosa. A link to the Jimenez and Pedrosa interviews will be posted at soon.

Yesterday's show was anchored by Arnel Endrinal, and supported by Lead Philippines volunteers Wins Casio and Linette Gepte, and TETP's (Transform Education, Transform Philippines) Philip Tangco. Sentro ng Katotohanan is produced jointly by Lead Philippines and in cooperation with Radio Mindanao Network (RMN).

Friday, June 26, 2009

This Sunday on Sentro ng Katotohanan

This Sunday, Sentro ng Katotohanan will interview Dir. James Jimenez, spokesperson of the Commission on Election, to get his updates on the election automation, as well as his reaction to recent comments against SmartMatic (the apparent winning bidder on the project).

Sentro ng Katotohanan will also interview Ms. Carmen Navarro Pedrosa, a Pro Charter Change columnist from the Philippine Star, to get her views on the controversial moves by the Lower House in seeking to convene itself as a Constituent Assembly.

Others, such as the recurring topics, the Biggest Problems of the Country and the Qualifications we must seek for in a Presidential Candidates, will likewise be discussed.

Meanwhile, last week, Sentro ng Katotohanan had the pleasure of chatting with Mr. Philip Tangco of Transform Education, Transform Philippines (TETP) regarding his views on the Qualifications for Presidential Candidates. The discussions centered on PIE - short for Patriotism, Integrity and Excellence.

We invite everyone to regularly tune in to Sentro ng Katotohanan, which airs Sundays, 6-7PM over at DZXL 558KHz AM Radio.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sentro featured on TETP website

Our broadcast of Sentro ng Katotohanan was posted by Mr. Philip Tangco of Transform Education, Transform Philippines (TETP) on their website..

Thanks to Philip, we can also now listen to an archived broadcast of Sentro ng Katotohanan at a hosting site called eSnips.. Please click here to listen to our June 14, 2009 Broadcast featuring our interviews with Bro. Roly Dizon and Tony Abaya...

Monday, June 15, 2009

SnK: Interview with Bro. Roly Dizon and Mr. Tony Abaya

Sentro ng Katotohanan yesterday separately interviewed well respected personalities Bro. Roly Dizon (former President of the Dela Salle University System and former Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education) and Mr. Tony Abaya (well known columnist, Manila Standard Today), and was able to get unique perspective from both men.

Bro. Roly shared his insights on ConAss and aired his plea to our congressmen to defer their Charter Change initiatives until after the 2010 elections. He also intimated that in our search for a future leader, we must look into three important parameters: Patriotism, Integrity and Excellence (or PIE). When asked about how we can evaluate the integrity of a candidate, he said we shall look into the past, such as the position the candidates took on different issues and the company they kept. Bro. Roly also shared with us his plan of gathering the youth to culminate into conducting a straw vote around February of 2010, which could result in solidifying a bloc of young people ready to support a candidate most perceived as best for the country.

Meanwhile, Mr. Tony Abaya indicated that President Arroyo "may" be trying to do something which Putin has done in Russia - continue control of the country by pushing for a nominal president who will eventually appoint her as prime minister. Mr. Abaya believed though that there will indeed be an election in 2010, wherein President Arroyo will run for Congress. He also advises the people to look for and later elect a revolutionary president (in a non-violent sense)..., someone who is willing to confront the broken and corrupt system of goverment head-on. (Note: Mr. Abaya's opinion may also be found online at

A complete transcript of the above program will be posted at, soon. Meanwhile, tune in to Sentro ng Katotohanan on Sunday, 6-7PM, DZXL 558KHz in Metro Manila for more fresh insights on what is happening in the country today.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sentro ng Katotohanan, this Sunday, June 14, 2009

This Sunday, June 14, 2009, Sentro ng Katotohanan will again broadcast from DZXL 558KHz, 6-7PM with surprise guests expected to grace the program (by phone patch).

One guest is a well-respected pundit, published twice weekly in a national broadsheet. Another guest is a foremost educator, a former President of a well-known university. Both guests are expected to provide their views on the ConAss and the rallies that happened recently in Makati. Some other topics such as the qualifications of a good President and the youth vote will also be discussed.

Last week, Sentro ng Katotohanan has interviewed Mr. JC Delos Reyes, the Presidential nominee of Ang Kapatiran, live, in-studio. For more than 30 minutes, we are able to get straight-on and in fast-paced manner, his views and stand on different issues plaguing the country today.

In the coming Sundays, Sentro ng Katotohanan will also interview other potential Presidential Candidates for 2010.

Sentro ng Katotohan is fast becoming a most pertinent program on radio today addressed to discuss the problems facing the country and the possible solutions to them, in a fast yet uniquely balanced manner. Those interested to see a better Philippines are creating a new habit of tuning in on AM radio early Sunday evenings. The program is produced and anchored alternately by Rey Quijada (of and Arnel Endrinal (of Lead Philippines), in cooperation with Radio Mindanao Network (RMN).

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Photos with JC Delos Reyes of Ang Kapatiran

Last week, June 7, 2009, we interviewed JC Delos Reyes of Ang Kapatiran Party, live in-studio. Here are the photos during the said interview (forwarded to me by a staff of Ang Kapatiran...)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

SnK to Interview JC Delos Reyes on Sunday

"Sentro ng Katotohanan" will again interview the Ang Kapatiran 2010 Presidential nominee, Mr. JC Delos Reyes, on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

Last Sunday, "Sentro.." has interviewed Mr. Delos Reyes briefly, giving the listeners a peek of the youngest presidential hopeful to date. This time, "Sentro" will ask more in-depth questions, digging into his background, his stand on different issues and his plans and platform for running.

"Sentro ng Katotohanan" is only on its 4th broadcast this Sunday and is anchored alternately by Mr. Rey Quijada ( and Mr. Arnel Endrinal (Lead Philippines). "Sentro.." has been produced to provide the Filipino with more serious and pertinent insights on issues concerning the country today. It airs over at DZXL 558KHz in Metro Manila every Sunday, from 6-7PM.