Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Favorite Quote from President Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech

"To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

Monday, January 12, 2009

UPDATE on the Valley Golf Incident

This intro has been edited to reflect current events...

After investigation, the elder Dela Paz was judged to have instigated the fight at the Valley Golf Course, and was expelled from the golf club for disorderly conduct.  Meanwhile, Sec. Pangandaman was suspended for two years, and his sons banned for life from ever entering Valley Golf Club.

Amazing how a very emotional posting can sway public opinion... and how important it is to get all the facts first before handing down judgment.  Turns out the victim wasn't such a victim after all.

Now that this matter has been put to bed, we can all focus on other, more important things...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

In the interest of fair play...

Here's a link to 3 versions of the Valley Golf mauling incident:

It's now starting to dawn on me that perhaps there is much more to this than just one account, and I for one apologize for my part in fanning the flames without objectivity and the open ear to hear all sides of the story.  Now my mind is mired in doubt.  Since my own eyes didn't witness the crime, I'll have to depend on eyewitness accounts and results from whatever investigations are taking place on the matter.

It's very, very possible that everyone had a hand in the violence that took place in this, a presumably peaceful location of civility: the golf course.  As one that has grown up around the sport (my brother himself was a junior golfer, participating in his share of tournaments back in the day), it's appalling that any sort of altercation would take place here.  Golf is NOT a contact sport (save of course for a golf club coming into swift and strong smacking contact with a golf ball).

Now that all sides seem to be amply represented, read away.

Maybe everyone was a little right... and a little wrong.  It's been said, there are 3 sides to every story: side A, side B, and the truth.