Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March 16 on Rock Ed Radio>> "Maari po bang magtanong?" (a very casual open-forum on what's goin' on...)

Sa dami nang nalilito tungkol sa mga nangyayari, nasasabi, na fi-feature sa TV -- Rock Ed Radio decided to invite a round of people who may be able to take some of our questions. This may very well settle some disputes we've had with our friends or uncles in the past month. :)

Let's ask people. Maybe, our government is more transparent than we think it is. Maybe the answers are available but we just never asked. Never react from hearsay -- ask the source. Now might be a good time to do that. DOTC's ASec Lorenzo "Amboy" Formoso is the Chief Legal Counsel of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT). His office is directly in charge of the NBN-ZTE project proposal and its purposes. He will guest on Rock Ed Radio and decided to take on our questions this Sunday. What is this NBN-ZTE project all about anyway and why is it in such hot water lately? Now is a good time to ask from all sides. Post away!

And as most of you requested --- Former NEDA Chief Solita "Mareng Winnie" Monsod has been invited and will confirm her attendance in a few days. (so far, so good) She can shed some insight on this one, we're almost certain. In the light of all this, how do we best participate? Do we rally or not rally? Are we helpless? Are the decisions really only in the hands of those in position and power? Ask. Post questions below.

Completing the panel is Transparency and Accountability Network Head Vincent Lazatin. We will also extend invitations to some of our student leaders in the coming days. (maybe the UP Student Regent and YOUTH ACT NOW Head Terry Ridon.) Let's hope they can join us. Let's get to the bottom of this great project turned fiasco --and the subsequent movements and coalitions that have surfaced in this light.

Magtanong tayo, kasi may mga magandang pagbabagong nagaganap tuwing may nagtatanong ng mga tamang tanong.

Many good changes happen because people asked the right questions.

Mangutana kita. (Magtanong tayo)



Note: The UPLB Jocks (campus radio DJs) will observe and listen in studio and will open the floor with questions. Thanks to Francis and group!)

31 comments:

john said...

For ASec Formoso: If Jun Lozada is a crook and really involved in these shady dealings, then doesn't that make him a credible witness?

Yammy said...

WOW WINNIE MONSOD!!! Ma'am! I haven't seen you in any of the rallies lately, why is that?

Anonymous said...

ASec Formoso: Sir Formoso -- is FG involved in several projects or not?

Anonymous said...

for asec formoso - since the nbn deal was scrapped, is there any investigation within dotc that aims to determine whether there was any anomaly in the handling of the contract? meron po bang dapat managot dahil naapprove yung deal kahit na hindi sya dapat ma-approve?

yolly of espana said...

What does TAN really do? Are you really transparent? do you check and double check on your member organizations if they are transparent? Are you nationwide? Can any organization join? even student orgs?

Anonymous said...

for Ms. Winnie Monsod: what would you do first if you became President of the Philippines?

Anonymous said...

Balita ko pati si Benjamin Abalos Gustong Gusto na Mag tanong kay PGMA. Ang tanong ng Ex-comelec chair ay " Mam... May I GO Out?" - JUICE

Anonymous said...

To Sir Formoso:
Sir, can you tell the listeners exactly what the current plans of your office are in connection with this present issue? I mean don’t you think it is only expedient for you to issue statement or statements that would give light to all these controversies?
Or….are you bound by those in higher offices wherein you are only to perform actions (i.e. answer inquiries etc.) if you have their permission?

To Ma'am Winnie (if she'll be able to make it on Sunday):
What can you say about the Neri’s actions in response to summon of the Senate? Don’t you think it’s a little inappropriate for him to evade the inquiries given his connection with the issue and position in the government? If you were in the position, what would be the things that you are most likely to do?

tin said...

waw! UPLB Jocks! taga elbi din ako! nyahahahaha :D

nabalitaan ko lang po yung wiretapping ni abalos at de venecia (yung mas bata). totoo po ba yun? ano nang nangyari dun? salamat.

Anonymous said...

Ma'am Monsod ...
para saan ang mga campus tour ni Lozada sa tingin nyo?

madel said...

bat ganon, ang damee nang kumikilos, halos lahat ata ng estudyante involved na, pero tingin ko walang nagyayari...


kumikilos ka pero walang nagyayari... nakakatamad yun ahh!

Anonymous said...

*mag-antanda muna*

Dear Lourd,

pwede mo ba ako maging friend sa friendster? ako yun taxi driver na nakausap mo nun sa megamall ng ikaw ay nahirapan pumila sa taxi.coding ka kse sabi mo.

More Power sa Rock Ed!


-JUICE

Anonymous said...

Did the conflict in the Spratlys affect the deal?

Anonymous said...

Sa tingin nyo ba may iba pang intention si Mr. Jun Lozada besides sa pag witness sa deal? Parang napupunta kasi sa pagpapapopularidad eh.

Anonymous said...

Since nalalaman namin na meron ding deal ang RP and China concerning the Spratlys, shouldn't we also investigate about it?

john said...

For me, the ZTE thingy won't be where it is right now if not for media exaggeration and of the people's want to know the truth, however bended it is.

Anonymous said...

Why did GMA cancel the ZTE deal when as Formoso claims there was nothing wrong with it? And if NEDA had no issue with ZTE why would DOTC have to do their own study?

Anonymous said...

To Formoso: Millions were earmarked for Mendoza so stop defending him. Oops you just mentioned that you're defending yourself. Really? Why?

Anonymous said...

Sir Amboy: If you have the expertise in telecommunications why do we need China in this deal?

Anonymous said...

How about this? How did the gov't lose ALL copies of the ZTE contract? That alone tells us al WHO is lying.

Anonymous said...

Sna puh mging topic ninyo nxt sunday ung aBout s sPratlys.

zaq said...

Sa bansa kasi nating hindi matutuloy ang isang proyekto kung walang tongpats.

Anonymous said...

Masasabi ba ni Sir Amboy na HINDI lahat ng politiko ay korap?

Anonymous said...

nde pa nasanay ang mga Pilipino sa mga iskandalong binabato sa administrasyon. nde naman mawawala sa pulitika na may administration at may opposition. it's a cycle.

Anonymous said...

Winnie, how can corruption at an unprecedented scale be acceptable to you? and ok na ba that all institutions are being corrupted? You're insulting Filipinos by saying we'll be worse off without Arroyo and her corrupt regime.

Anonymous said...

Can your guests range the conspiracy of our country...10 is highes and 1 is lowest..thx

Anonymous said...

Haha! Funny deadly politics here in the PH. Why not invite GMA there sa show nyo. We'll wait for it. nangyari na ba? hmm.. i have no questions at all..naapreciate lang talaga namin shwo nyo! N.I.C.E. - University of San Jose - Recoletos, Cebu. PolScie 3 students.

Anonymous said...

Sir Amboy - sa tingin nyo sino ang nagsasabi ng totoo sa 3 witnesses na pinaharap nila sa Senate hearing?

Anonymous said...

FORMOSO: how did the govt lose ALL dopies of the ZTE contract?

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