Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Fair Assessment of PGMA

On the last day of her administration, Sentro ng Katotohanan panelists ArnelE, OrionD and ChinoF assessed the legacy, successes and failures of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as President of the Philippines.

Sentro ng Katotohanan June 29, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sentro on Mass Media Treatment

Yesterday, Sentro anchor Iya Justimbaste and myself talked about how mass media, rightly or wrongly, treat different national personalities.

We think that the mass media is totally negative to President Arroyo and her administration. We also think that the mass media has ignored President-elect Noynoy Aquino before the death of former President Cory Aquino but has become very positive to him after and during the campaign, and then changing now that he is elected President.

We also assessed the Mass Media treatment of other personalities such as VP-elect Jejomar Binay, Sen. Mar Roxas, former President Erap Estrada, former Sec. Gibo Teodoro, and institutions such as the AFP and the Supreme Court.

Sentro ng Katotohanan June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Solutions to Corruption

Yesterday, Sentro panelists OrionD and ArnelE talked about the possible solutions to combat graft and corruption in the country. Our conclusion: to fight corruption, we do not really need to focus all our efforts on it..

Sentro June 22, 1010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sentro on Football, etc.

Yesterday, the SnK panel OrionD, ChinoF and ArnelE talked about the game of Football (soccer) and why we should devote more of our time to that sport rather than on Basketball. SnK's Orion and Arnel also talked about the issue of campaign finance and what we can do about it.

Sentro June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sentro on FOI

Yesterday, Sentro ng Katotohanan radio broadcast featured an interview with Mr. Vincent Lazatin, Executive Director of the Transparency and Accountability Network, a group pushing for the passage of the now House-junked Freedom of Information Bill.

The interview centered on the bill, its features, what happened with it and why it is important to be passed in its present form. The interview also touched on next actions to push the bill forward, the prospects of the incoming administration's support and the possibility of getting it done through People's Initiative, among others.

The following links to the archive of yesterday's broadcast.

Sentro June 8, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010


We were a full panel last Thursday at Sentro ng Katotohanan (SNK). OrionD, Iya, Chino and myself were all there to belt it out on national issues.. We also talked about Pinoy braggadocio, which is what Chino wrote at Anti-Pinoy..

Sentro June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

"What's news?" on Sentro

There are news reports. And then, there are real news. Sentro anchors, OrionD and Arnel took on the task of discussing which news are real news and which are just news, i.e. which is important and which is not.

Sentro June 1, 2010