Friday, December 07, 2007

POWER TRIP

Ahhh....POWER!

Marami na ang nagkaroon ng power pero iba pa rin ang dating ng power sa karamihan lalo na ang mga nakaupo sa kasalukuyan. Hindi tuloy maalis sa isipan ng ilan na talagang sabik at lasing sa poder ang may hawak nito. Para bagang ayaw na nilang bumaba sa kinalalagyan. Baka nga iba ang pakiramdam kapag nasa itaas ang hanging nasasagap. Nakakalasing ba? Tanungin si glorya!

Tingnan mo na lang ang ginagawang panggagago nitong power-grabber sa Malacanang: Nagbiyahe con todo pamilya kasama ang mga alipores na sipsip sa kanya. Ultimo apo, kasama! Anak ng huweteng talaga, oo!

Kasama ang tatlong senador na walang ginawa kundi sumigaw sa buong Bayan na tunay na legal ang kanilang amo, kahit alam ng buong Bayan na pulos kasinungalingan ito.Kasama rin ang may 35 {+?} kongresista. Hindi lang yan. Ilan ang kamag-anak ni glue na kasama? Sige nga....Magbilang tayo.

Mantakin mo yan? Hindi lang yan...billeted sa 5-star hotels ang mga yan at may mga "shopping money" pa yan, bukod sa "pocket money"?

Sey?

PERA ng BAYAN yan!

Naalala ko tuloy ang hinaing ng taumbayan. Hindi ko rin masisi si Sen. Trillanes at Capt. Lim sa Manila Pen Incident. Ganundin naman mareahil ang sentimiyento ng karamihan sa atin lalo na ang mga may tamang pag-iisip.

Mula sa Senado, sinabi naman ni Sen. Panfilo Lacson na isang direktang pangungutya sa hirap na dinaranas ng sambayanan ang pagbyahe sa Europa ng sangkatutak na opisyal ng pamahalaan.

Mistula umano talagang binabalewala na ng gobyerno ang mga karaingan ng taumbayan laban sa matinding corruption na isa sa pangunahing sentimiyento ng pinakahuling pag-aalsa ng grupo nina Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV at Gen. Danilo Lim noong Huwebes sa Manila Peninsula Hotel.

"Sa dami ng kasama sa entourage ni GMA sa Europe, kung hindi man manhid na ang gobyerno, parang nangungutya pa sa mga hinaing at reklamo ng taumbayan tungkol sa malawakang katiwalian," diin ni Lacson.

Kinastigo rin ni Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero ang sangkaterbang sabit sa byahe sa pagsasabing, "Naghihirap ang mga kababayan natin tapos magpapakita ng karangyaan at pagpapakasarap ang mga opisyal natin, hindi tama ‘yan."

Narito ang listahan ng mga kumpirmadong kasama sa byahe:

3 senador:

Miriam Defensor Santiago

Edgardo Angara

Juan Miguel Zubiri

35 kongresista:

Mikey Arroyo (Pampanga)

Simeon Datumanong (Maguindanao)

Ma. Amelita Villarosa (Occidental Mindoro)

Reylina Nicolas (Bulacan)

Milagros Magsaysay (Zambales)

Mary Ann Suzano (Quezon City)

Victoria Reyes (Batangas)

Rizalina Seachon (Masbate)

Herminia Ramiro (Misamis Occidental)

Antonio Alvarez (Palawan)

Trinidad Apostol (Leyte)

Rachel Arenas (Pangasinan)

Abraham Mitra (Palawan)

Rodolfo Antonino (Nueva Ecija)

Antonio Cerilles (Zamboanga del Sur)

Reynaldo Uy (Western Samar)

Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte)

Albert Garcia (Bataan)

Monico Puentebella (Bacolod City)

Nanette Daza (Quezon City)

Arnulfo Go (Sultan Kudarat)

Datu Pax Mangudadatu (Sultan Kudarat)

Monico Prieto-Teodoro (Tarlac)

Ann York Bondoc (Pampanga)

Aurelio Gonzales (Pampanga)

Ferdinand Martin Romualdez (Leyte)

Danilo Suarez (Quezon)

Zenaida Angpin (Manila)

Rodolfo Albano (Isabela)

Dong Mendoza (Batangas)

Del de Guzman (Marikina)

Carmen Cari (Leyte)

Ann Tan (Western Samar)

Bing Climaco (Zamboanga City)

Carissa Coscolluela (Buhay partylist)

Mayor:

Judd Lanete (kasama ng inang si Lina Lenete)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Look who's talking!


Breaking News sa Inq.net:

Arroyo brands Trillanes uprising ‘defiance of rule of law’

Look who's talking!

Baka naman nagpalit na ng propesyon ang gahgah?

Komedyante rin pala siya,

aside from being the number one corrupt director of all time!

Same is true when she called for Myanmar to release Suu Kyi.

Dito nga sa local scene eh, hindi magawang i-release ang mga

kinidnap at kinulong, nakialam pa sa ibang Bansa!?

Galing magpanggap ng magnanakaw. Akala mo'y santita.....

yun pala'y __________________!!!!!

{please fill in the blanks!}

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A {Th}rilla~{nes} in Makati

The die is cast!

It's been a long haul to freedom in this time and age.
People have been maimed, robbed, slapped, killed and no one
risked hands and limbs to depend them.
A handful, maybe, but gloria is known to be propped up
by the military brass whom she showers with
the Country's coffers, hence, no dice!
We all have to watch silently as gloria and her cohorts
continue to plunder the economy.

Yes! The die is cast!
The call for glue to vacate a positon she doesn't deserve
constitutionally has been made before by all sectors who
deem glue as a power-grabber, including yours truly.

Senator-elect Trillanes along with many other young idealist
of the military marched out of the courtroom and went to Makati.
Apparently, their escorts are with them.
They, too, must have finally seen the light!

Most of us sit by the window and watch things go by.
At most we don't even lift a finger to do something to right a wrong.
There are people amongst us who know yet do not do anything to do
what is right. And that is a sin, as well. Sin o omission.
While glue and her cabal commit heinous crimes of plundering this country,
we must do what we can to stop her from making the last ditch and
bring the Country down with her in hell. Thank God for Trillanes and
company for shouting and letting the world know that Filipinos
know how to stop corrupt dictators if we see one.
May you all be truly blessed and guided.


Tama Na sa mga patayan! Tama Na sa mga kidnapan!
Tama Na sa pagbubusabos sa mga Pinoy sa sariling Bayan!
Tama Na sa mga kurakutang walang humpay!
Tama Na, gloria at harinawa'y magdusa ka
sa mga kasalanan mo sa Taumbayan!


I just hope that no blood shall be shed as gloria step down
so that a peaceful turnover can be made.


My only regret is that::::::::
Bakit hindi n'yo ako hinintay?

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

MANHID

Marami na ang nangyari sa Bayang Minamahal.
Sa gitna ng pagkabuko ng lagayan sa Malacanang,
Ayun, may sumabog sa Glorietta pa naman;
Sagot ng PNP methane gas ang dahilan.

Eto na naman may sabugan na naman
Sa gitna ng pagpursige sa 500 thou na lagayan.
Maniwala ka't dili sa Batasan sumabog, Kaibigan.
Damay si Akbar, at iba pang mamamayan.

Punto ng PNP [ulit!] ASG ang may kasalanan,
Tanong ng Bayan, Bakit sa Batasan?
Hindi ba mahigpit checkpoint na bantayan,
Maniniwala ba ang tulad kong mangmang?

Samantala itong si gloria, kampante't walang pakialam,
Nakaluklok sa upuang hindi naman lehitimo,komo't ito'y hiram.
Ayun at tahimik sampu nitong kasamahan,
Palibhasa'y nalagyan, 500 daang libo lang naman.

Manhid ang lahat, manhid sa hirap
Palibhasa'y may perang galing sa aming mahihirap.
Ano pa ba ang dapat mangyari sa Bayan
Maghirap at tumahimik, tanggapin ang lahat?

Manhid ang lahat, manhid ang nakaupo
Manhid sa hirap, manhid sa tunay na estado.
Mataas daw ang piso, kay taas ng presyo!
Paano mabubuhay ang buhay kong ito?

Pataas na bilihin, walang kontrol sa presyo,
Pati na gasolina, pasahe sa sasakyan, isama mo pa.
Problema sa gobyerno, patuloy na lagayan....
Wala na yatang lunas diyan sa kurakutan.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

QUO VADIS, PILIPINAS?

So many things has happened in the past month or so~ since I put into print what I feel for Inang Bayan. I felt that all the 'happenings' are so glue-like. Her signatures are written all over the scandals and the scams. Hence, I didn't post any, waiting for the right moment to do so.....

To tell the truth, I am wary of this glue thing! I am sick and tired reading of her scams and her denial, her pictures, her trips and all, hence, I did not bother to update this blog. I have had it with all these hulabaloo that glue and her cabal of thieves have been concocting all these years.

I have always believed that God, in His Time, He will make things right,...just as He did in the past, and so on with our future. God made things happen when the Dual Dictator left in haste for Hawaii as the crowd swelled in EDSA. At that time, it was said that the people have been dulled by the imposition of martial law and no one seemed to care anymore. But the assasination of Ninoy triggered a change in the way people thought. And little by little, people found their squeaks turn to howl and via continuous protests and boycott, done peacefully of course, we achieved a miraculous transition in EDSA.

The people were granted a new lease in Life, politically, that is, and we were free, again! Then came President Cory, Fidel Ramos, and Erap. The last was short-lived, because after two years or so~ Glue and her cabal, planned and grabbed the power from one of the most popular, if not that loved President of the Republic. I do not like Erap, although I must admit that he was legitimate as a sitting President, unlike that lil devil who grabbed the position, the one with buckteeth and renowned tantrum.

We, the people, have been under this ruthless devil for so long. I do not know, for sure, how long we will have to put up with this scheming, ruthlesss SOB. One thing I know: she wants to sit by her throne near the Pasig for life! She may deny it, but all signs lead to her perpetrating herself and her family in power. Who wouldn't if they get all the loot, courtesy of the country's coffers?

The problem is, she pays them all to answer to her beck and call! The House has become not only a House of Thieves but a House Ready For Sale to the highest bidders! All TUTAs who love money and the smell of it! Like their master, these paid lackeys do not casre whether there are poor people who do not even eat once a day! All they care about is to fatten their stomach and their bank accounts here and abroad.

But God really works in mysterious ways. Don't get me wrong. I am no religious nor do I claim to be one, but I do pray as much as I could for dear relatives and friends and myself, as well, not to mention our dear Inang Bayan which has suffered greatly from the hands of dorobos who continue to plunder the economy. That shit!

As I mentioned, God made some people His instrument so that the truth may be seen by a large number of people. God made some people speak up for the brazen and unprecendented lagayan blues in government perpetrated by the fakes who continue to rake in whatever their hands can lay on. Perhaps, God made Gov. Among Ed speak his mind so that truth will be out. Thank Heaven for honest people like him. He must be emulated by other "PUBLIC SERVANTS" who vowed to serve the country and its people.
True to the description, Gov. Ed is a true SERVANT not only of God, but by the people he serves in Pamapanga. How I wish and pray that there will be more Gov. Ed multiplied by the number of positions in government. Will this pave way for the people to waken from its long slumber? I wonder.....I hope, I mean! No! I pray and pray God that all these be behind us and glue and her cohorts would be a thing of the past!

Meanwhile, the TRAPOs still deny, glue continue to remain silent, and the Common Tao continue to go hungry and desperate. Added to that, numerous soldiers continue to be jailed for unknown reasons and true justice is still wanting in our courts. Trillanes who was legitimately voted by more than 11 million people remain behind bars, not because he was guilty, but because his captors are afraid at what he might legislate in case he is allowed to serve. And the arroyos? Well, well! The daughter made uncalled for remarks against Joey de Venecia because Joey had the guts to say something true against her pa[Y]rents! The father continue to stay away from investigation while the mother doles out 'gifts' from the taxes we pay! Sanabagan!

Then when the heat is on....comes an "explosion" in Glorietta2 in Makati, where the Mayor is a known opposition and one of the staunchest critic of aling glue. It came at the height of the noise created by the latest scandal that has rocked arroyo and her "administration": giving payolas, bribes, donations, funds, Christmas gifts {in October? Ang aga naman!}, what else, shall we say it is?

I called a relative to check if they're OK, here's what I heard Maxxi say: "Diversion tactic lang yun! Para mawala sa isip ng tao ang usapan tungkol sa lagayan!" I was taken aback to hear him say that. I thought: a young lad at that, would comment that way? Goodness! He knows what's happening in this country! And I thought young people do not care. They know.



So.... where do we go from here?

QUO VADIS, PILIPINAS?
WHAT NOW, PILIPINAS?
Now that they have raped you, plundered you, robbed you and forsaken you?

IT IS TIME. Time to pause and think. Time to do something to save Pilipinas from the claws of those who work hard to harm and drown Her.

We must work together to put the country in order. If not for us, for our fufutre children and their children as well. This country was once great, with numerous heroes of the great past. While we all know that there are snakes and traitors in very nook, we must not allow these people to sell the patrimony of our nation while we do nothing to make things right.

I abhor the way people look down on us, those who say unsavory remarks against the entire Filipino nation. I was one of those who rallied behind the uncalled for remark/slur made by one of the Desperate Housewives in a US TV soap. It made a rallying point for Pinoys all over the globe to show their indignation against a
giant network. I hope we have the same enthusiasm to work together and rally against a pending dictator who want to gobble the entire nation and make it her own.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

LEADERS

The other night,
a TV program had a special show that dealt on the subject of LEADERSHIP and lo! and behold....One of the leaders interviewed was President Cory.(I am always happy if Inang Bayan is featured in a good light, Baby!)

Along with Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, Henry Alfred Kissinger and Alberto Fujimori, President Cory Aquino discussed the qualities of a great leader.

Of course, I don't agree, with the Fujimori, but perhaps, because of his Japanese roots, he was chosen to share his...shall we say, wit?

Anyway, Fuijimori made good when he delivered the Japanese hostages from the rebels' path on that fateful Christmas Party at the Japanese Embassy in Lima. Other than that, I have never liked Fujimori, anyway. He may (still) have a small following in Peru, but is being held in Lima for crimes during his term.

Back to the program.....President Cory was asked what Leadership entails....and she shared her thoughts.

I was elated to see and hear Ninoy's widow's interview, simply because she came out great. She knows from where she speaks. She was a clean President after Marcos,
the cleanest so far in our history.


Can't help but think, too......Why didn't the program think-tank think of gloria, instead? Glue would have loved to be in the spotlight again!

But gloria's stink must have reached distant shores, and she couldn't diffuse them, even if she uses Bayani to clean the esteros near the murky Pasig.

Kudos to President Cory Aquino and Boo-B00 to gloria!

....and thanks to the Program Staff for choosing President Cory and shunning a pretender like gluerya.

Nya-hah-hah!

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Add ko lang itong update:
Nabasa ko sa balita na nagpunta si Tita Cory sa bahay ng mga ABalos sa Mandaluyong para magbigay-suporta. ALAM ba ni President Cory kung sino si ABalos at kung anong klaseng tao yan? Baka naman nabubulagan lang si Tita Cory dahil sa pinakitang suport sa kanya noon ni ABalos?

Dapat mag-isip muna tayo bago kumilos.
Mahirap na ang magpadalos-dalos.
Kita n'yo nga't naudlot,
Lahat na proyekto Nitong si ABalos!

BOW ako sa pagkatao ni Tita Cory;
Pero ang pagsuporta kay ABalos?
Walang paltos, ayoko sa paos!

*****


Saturday, September 29, 2007

HYPOCRITE!





The picture says a thousand words.....
and the deepest sentiment we all have.
The hypocrite in glue is on parade again.
Perhaps to project an image to the world,
a person she is not, and never will be:
that of a righteous leader.
Because she is evil incarnate,
dressed as a 'working president'
not for the people, but only to herself
and her family and cohorts only!


*Many Thanks
to The Daily Tribune.
*


*****

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Land of the FEE & the Home of the Bribe

My favorite Bedan, Rene Saguisag is great. Imagine him saying, and I quote:

The Land of the Fee....and the Home of the Bribe.


It would really have been nice had it been Free and Brave. But naaah! That wouldn't be proper to address the low-lifes in government service these days, especially the big...very big fishes now caught dipping their hands into the cookie jar.

My, Oh my! When will this ever end? Seems to me, bribery has been
a growing business, and the very reason why people want to be in
public service. Not to serve, but to benefit from the bribes.

They go along the flow from the top doewn to the smallest employee. Gaya-gaya, puto maya syndrome, and we cannot help but stare in awe. The lowliest employees are always good followers, right? So it all boils down to 'Follow-the-Leader' Game.

And most of them go unscathe and unpunished. They go to Swiss and Germany and deposit their loot and enjoy a life of luxury.....while the ordinary Pinoy folk go hungry for days on end.

We all know that there are loopholes and problems with ZTE contract. Besides, that project didn't pass through the proper stages. No biddings, and all that. Why? There are people who wanted them done, ASAP. Period. And your geuss is as good as mine.

I just hope and pray that the Supreme Court continue to be the beacon of hope for the people. Without the SC, where would people go for justice? I was thinking on the line of scrapping the entire project rather than a mere suspension. Never mind if ABalos has received the downpayment from ZTE {complete with those women escorts!}....the people must not be allowed to pay for the kickbacks these unscrupulous Pinoy politicos have received by entering into some questionable contracts.

Let the People be vigilant so there will no more be FEEs that are questionable and BRIBEs in future.

Amen.

I REMEMBER THE WORDS

ABalos: “Sec., may 200 ka dito!"

200? Thou ba o milyones? Sinumbong ni Neri kay GMA, pero pinayuhang hwag tanggapin. OO nga naman, baka mabawasan pa yung sa kanila, eh!


*****

ABalos: “They lied!" (referring to Joey De V. and Romulo Neri)

HU-DAS lies....and your body language says it all, Dirty Old Man! Tsikboy ka pala, ha? Huli ka! Lumabas pa, kumpleto pati pangalan ng tsik mo. Meron pang libre sa China! Tindi!

*****

Luli: “Naapektuhan yata ang isipan niyang si Joey ng drugs."

Hindi kaya nag-iisip itong si Luli na baka sabihan siyang:
'Huy, unano, tumitingin ka ba sa salamin?'

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Luli (ulit!): “He (Joey de V.) is grasping at straw as thin as his hairline."

Ayan ka na naman! Sabi nang tumingin muna sa salamin, eh.
May muta ka, oh....naglalagkit na! Punasan mo muna pati uhog mo,
bago ka makialam, ha?


*****

News: Businessman Jose de Venecia III revealed today(Sept.18 newsclip) that First Gentleman Mike Arroyo is the "mystery man" involved in the controversial national broadband deal.

And now, the mystery is no mystery anymore!
Matagal na namang alam ng bayan yan, kaya lamang, hindi direktang pinangalanan. Akala ko ba, sabi ni ipji, praybeyt sitisen lang siya?
Ows!? Hindi nga?


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Miriam Santiago: “China invented civilization in the East and
corruption for all of civilization.”


Oh my gulay! Masyado siyang xiao ren!
Sinabi nang Everytime you talk, your mind is on parade , eh! Kandidato ka pa naman sa International Court sa The Hague,
tas ganyan ang salita mo? And to think, Chairman pa si Santiago ng Senate Committee on Foreign Relations! Aba, alisin n'yo na si Jose Rizal bilang national Hero. May Chinese Blood din yun, di ba? Saka si President Cory! Palibhasa taga-bundok itong si Brenda, kaya ganyan! Napaghahalata!

*****








Thursday, September 27, 2007

AT HUMIRIT SI BRENDA

Ayan ka na naman, tutukso-tukso....
'Di na natuto!


Kandideyt ka pa naman sa International Court eh ganyan kabilis ang bibig mo.
Nagalit tuloy ang mga Tsinoy sa Pilipins.

Sinumpong? Nag-spark? Inatake na naman?





Filipino Chinese businessmen on Thursday condemned an alleged racial slur made by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago during the Senate inquiry on the controversial broadband deal between the Philippine government and China’s ZTE Corp. on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. said the group was taken aback by Santiago’s "irresponsible and insensitive statements against the Chinese."

"Alleged irregularities in the ‘isolated’ [national broadband network (NBN)]-ZTE transaction cannot be the basis of the unwarranted and regrettable condemnation by Sen. Santiago that the Chinese people invented corruption," the group said, adding:

"While her outburst may have been made in the heat of emotion during the ZTE-NBN probe, the general and sweeping racial slur is directed against all Chinese and ethnic Chinese around the world."

The group also said that Santiago’s remarks became "more deplorable," considering that the senator is the chairwoman of the Senate foreign relations committee.

The group said it is demanding an "unqualified apology" from lawmaker.




It must be recalled that Brenda was asking ABalos why he was "close" to the ZTE officials, and while ABalos was talking,
Santiago cut him off and made an observation:


"China invented civilization in the east, but as well it invented corruption for all of human civilization kaya mahilig itong mga Intsik na ito mag-kumbida sa golf, magkumbida sa dinner, magbigay ng free ticket to China (that's why the Chinese people like inviting acquaintances to golf clubs and dinners and giving free tickets to China). Nakakaintindi naman tayong lahat (It is a common knowledge) that when we are public officials, we are not invited because of our physical or sexual good looks. We are being invited in connection with a certain government project. That is my observation,"


Tra-lala-lala-lalah;
Tra-lala-lala-lala-lala-lala-la-la-lah!

Tri-liling-!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

MADA PAKA!

Natawa ako dito.....
Grabe talaga sa ka-orocan nitong mga ito!
Tindi sa pagkasinungaling!

In a pre-departure interview Tuesday, President Arroyo said she ordered an independent investigation into the NBN contract amid allegations that First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. were involved in the anomaly.

“When we learned of alleged bribery attempt in connection with the broadband project I instructed that the matter be discreetly investigated, the result of investigation were reported as uncorroborated,” said Mrs. Arroyo.

Abalos was accused by whistleblower and businessman Jose de Venecia III of attempting to bribe him with $10 million to withdraw his company's proposal to undertake the NBN project. De Venecia, a son of House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., is majority stockholder of Amsterdam Holdings, Inc.

Ermita seconded Mrs. Arroyo's statement, saying she had wanted to cancel the deal with ZTE Corporation before leaving for Australia for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference Leaders' Summit earlier this month.

He said said the President ordered the investigation weeks before the Senate decided to investigate the NBN contract.

Source


May hihigit pa kaya diyan sa pagkasinungaling?!

Before the Senate decided to investigate, trip na pala ni goyang
na magpa-imbestiga ng NBN? Sumalosep!
Eh sino iimbestigahan? Di ba kasama siya sa trip sa China?

Lalabas na iimbestigahan niya ang sarili niya, ang asawa niya
at ang taong nagluklok sa kanya noong 2004?!

Anak ng buwayang walang kabusugan! Wala ring katuturan!
Matutumba ang mga nasa likod ng rehas sa kasinungalingan niyo eh.
Kung bawa't kasinungalingan sa mundo'y parurusahan ng isang kidlat,
malamang, wala nang matitira sa mga ito!

Hirit pa nang hirit, ayan nga at naiipit,
Sawsaw pa nang sawsaw, panay naman ang bugaw!

MADA PAKA!!!!!


.................... SANA!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Familia SCANDALOSA


Gloria suspended the NBN contract.....

for now, that is! Talk about that famous line: "Back off!"
Who's backing off, now, baby?


There are many more where they come from,
so everyone keep an eye on them, will ya?

*****

Luli got pissed off and showed her true colors.
She is as bitchy as you-know-who. Good if she has the looks
and she can probably be ignored, but wait.....
has anyone noticed how she looks? OMG!

These people aren't a bit happy, you see.
If and when someone gago court Luli and ask her to marry him,
that fella may be in for the money!
The money they stole from their wanton destruction of
the People's Coffers, kiddo.

But on second thought, they have the moolah to
make retoke here and there!
Hah-hah! Lalabas nun, lahat sa kanila fake!
As in peke, hah-hah-hah!
Wala na bang orig sa inyo?

*****

Nakisawsaw na rin si Ignacio.
Siyempre pa, para ipagtanggol ang kapatid.
Alam ng lahat na inako ni Ignacio ang Jose Pidal account,
kaya eto na naman. Makakapag-isip ang lahat kung ano
na namang pakana ang niluluto ng mga ito para mapagtakpan si IPJI.
Remember, sabi ni ipji na isa lamang siyang
'private person' at hindi nakikialam sa gawaing politikal?
Come on, hwak sinungaling. Magagalit si Sta. Teresa de Avila
sa ganyan, ha?

Eniwey, nagbanta si Ignacio na maaaring mademanda si Joey dahil
hindi puwedeng makialam sa anumang transaksiyong panggobyerno
ang kamag-anak ng Pangulo, Bise-Pangulo, Pangulo ng Senado
at Speaker of the House.

Uy! Nagsalita! Eh ano ba ginagawa ninyong lahat, ha?
Look, before you say anything. Simple lang yan, di ba?
Hindi na kailangang i-memorize yan, noh?

*****

Kinaladkad din ni Mikey mouse ang mga kakosa ng kanyang ina
sa Malacanang para magplano ng moves against JdeV.
Balak nilang palitan {more likely, takutin!} itong si Speaker.
Asus! Kumambiyo si madam....Baka mabuking na naman., eh.

Ayun, hands off sila.
Hmmmm Bakit kaya?
Ilang baraha kaya ang hawak ni Joe, da tatay?

******

Tumigil na nga kayo!
Nakakahiya kayong lahat!

Woe, says me!
Shame and scandal in your family....
Woe...says we,
Shame and scandal in your family!


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Friday, September 21, 2007

NATIONAL PASTIME

Seems to me, halos lahat na lang yata ng mga nasa gobyerno [pasintabi po, kung meron pang natitirang malilinis d'yan!] eh 'kumita, mangotong, mangurakot, mag-number-padding, mandaya, mangupit, mandanbong at kung anu-ano pang katarantaduhan basta lang makaisa sa anumang transaksyon sa gobyerno!

NATIONAL PASTIME na yata ito ng mga opisyales na sumumpang gagawin ang lahat para magsilbi sa taumbayan. Nawala na talaga yung
true essence ng salitang PUBLIC SERVICE o ng katungkulan bilang PUBLIC SERVANT!

Pulos na lang mga Anak ng Buwaya!

Wala na ba sa diksyunaryo n'yo ang salitang matino, masinop, mapagkakatiwalaan, matapat, at kung anu-ano pang magagandang ugali na turo noong araw?

Wala na ba?

SULONG-ATRAS?

As expected, Joe de Venecia played his cards well.
To say the least, who is afraid of anyone if he has the right cards
all stacked up in his closet, anyway?

This was apparent when the controversial son of that familia-escandalosa called a meeting at tha Palace by the Pasig to plan out ways and means to control the continuing damage done by the bombshell that Joey de V. exploded the other day.

In the said meeting, goyang was quoted as saying "No! No!" when someone insinuated the ouster of J. deV. Why kaya? Takot dahil maraming alam ito sa mga pinaggagawa ng famosong familia ecandaloso?

Medyo sa mga huling balita, eh...nag-announce itong si JdeV. na kakampi siya ni gma. Aru-Juice Ko! Nanung buri mu? Baka naman may kapalit yan, ha! Ayaw ni Mang Pacquing yan!

Kung ako ang Speaker? Gagawin ko ang ginawa ni Joey. Tila mas maganda pa sa paningin ng mga taumbayan itong si Joey kahit lumabas pa ang maanghang na pintas ni luli [na akala mo nama'y may ipagmamalaki....mweh-heh-heh!] na siya ay dating durugista, na inamin naman ni Joey, ha.

Gawin naman kaya?

Sana naman. Para naman maiba ang kay Speaker sa kanyang mga ka-KAMPI. Heh-heh-heh!

NOW is the time to save your name, JdeV. I have never believed in you, kasi masyado kang TRAPO. But if you do something FOR the country, the entire nation will surely be benefited. Get out of that Natioanl Pastime Brotherhood NOW....while there is still time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WILL JdV. DO A VILLAR?


THE SON

The cat is out of the bag!
Joey de V., the Speaker's youngest son by his first marriage, named MikeA. as the mystery man who pointed a finger at him at Wack Wack Golf Club and said: "back off!"
And that is no mystery anymore....

This statement of Joey earned him a series of reactions, naturally.

To the arroyo clan, well, expected na yun: asar sila kay Joey de V. Nag-react pa si Luli, and made allusions to the receding hairline of Joey and his previous addiction daw.

To the people who wanted the truth: this is a good one! Merong malaking isda na tumukoy kay Mike A.

I am inclined to believe Joey de V. Bakit? Kahit na sabihing naging addict itong si Joey deV., eh ano ngayon? He has probably been gone through hell and now is making a difference in his life by doing something for the country!

The hell with Luli! Does she feel beautiful to say those words? She acts as if she is the most sought-after woman in the world! She acts as if she is not a sinner, herself, condemning someone she knows from way back. Kung hindi ba naman, eh,. paano niya [luli-lay] nalaman na adik itong si Joey? Hirit pa, paslo naman!

But Kudos to Joey for saying what we know from the start and saying them where they should be heard: a public forum!

******

Now......


THE FATHER


Those opposed to President Arroyo had failed in two instances to muster the minimum number of signatures to impeach her. It's been said that because De Venecia didn't allow any of these attempts to prosper, he got concessions from the Palace, a form of blackmail that the First Gentleman is said to be tired of. Congressmen believe that if De Venecia will give his blessing to any impeachment bid against the President, this can finally prosper.

"Lakas has still the numbers, plus the minority bloc," if Lakas will break its coalition with Kampi to side with De Venecia, said a source in Congress. Lakas has 95 members in the House, while the opposition, including the progressive party-list representatives, has about 30. The smaller parties in the coalition have yet to say where they stand in this controversy.

Congressional employees expect this silent war between the Speaker and the President to "erupt soon." And if it gets uglier, "JDV will do a Villar," one of them said.

In 2000, then Speaker Manuel Villar Jr. skirted the process to approve the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada, who earlier backed his speakership bid. Villar read nonstop and unintelligibly the impeachment decision and banged the gavel to seal it, ignoring objections from the floor.



WILL JdV REALLY, REALLY DO A VILLAR?

That, my dears, is the 200 Billion Dollar Q these days.

******

Mekeni, ABE?



IN TOKYO,
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently resigned from his post as
Prime Minister. He did so, because it was his responsiblity as head of the ruling party, as head of the Government. He reiterated that word over and over again: responsibility. Spelled rightly, in case some people have forgotten the word, here it is: R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y!

Mr. Abe resigned after a series of flak involving his Cabinet memebers.
His 'men' have been resigning, one after the other and admitted their involvement in some scandals in government.

True to his image as a gentleman and true to his words, Mr. Abe announced his resignations after polls have been resonating the Japanese people's disgust over
the scandals. Besides, Mr. Abe's popularity have been declining, as per the polls being conducted in newspapers and telephone calls. Even men on the streets have been interviewed, parts of which were aired in national television.

Mr. Abe's real intention for the country is beyond doubt, a noble one. He envisions a 'Beautiful Country'...and in fairness, he is a good man. But because he is an 'O-BOCHAMA' or what the Japanese say: A "HAKOU-IRI MUSUKO" [a son who grew up in a box], his conservative plans are not in line with the times.

Even if he was born to moneyed parents, Mr. Abe was often seen [before, as an ordinary lawmaker] as commuting to-and-from work via the train and subway system, in Central Tokyo, an impossible sight for our lawmakers
in -da Pilipins!

MEANWHILE, IN MANILA,
the popularity of a mekeni have plunged to all time high, yet, she remains gripping the seat by the Pasig. Scandals have erupted and the stinking gloria still raises eyebrows and throw tantrums....and remains defiant.

This prompted Mayor Jejomar Binay to give an unsolicited advice:

DO AN ABE!

The 200 Billion-dollar Question is:

Will she do an Abe?

Your guess is as good as mine!

Hah-hah-hah!

*******


NAKAKALULA!


Lu-lula-loo-lula-lu-lula-lula-lei!

Hanep bumanat ni luli!
Doesn't she look at the mirror and open her eyes? Or does she look at the mirror with no lghts on? Hence, she doesn't know what's going on? Or is she as good {like her mom:the mom of all liars!} as her mom in pretending?

HU-DAS she think she is? Does she feel beautiful inside and out?

The gall! Like mader:like doter!They look the same on all angles!

My jaw dropped when I saw that news item. It's one thing to deny, and another thing to jeer at your opponent and say you have a receding hairline when your face wouldn't even pass for audition as the crocodile's bait!
Not even KingKong would take a look at her! Sanabawitz!

Maybe, they removed all the mirrors in Malacanang, that's why!



Bagong Alphabet, base sa ZTE anomaly:


A B ZTE FG

H I J K Patay C GMA.

Q R S T U & V

W X Y Z.

Now I know my ZTE.

This will bring down GI-M-EE



Galeng-galeng! Kahit na sa gitna ng hirap at dusa,
nakaka-elib ang mga Noy-Pi! Hirit pa rin ng biro at text brigade!

UUbusin talaga ang pera ng Bayan ng mga buwaya.

BTW, alam mo ba ang pangalang ng kanilang barakadahang-kompanya?

Arroyo's Buwaya Company, Inkorporeyted.



Whatever goyang wants, goyang gets!

....and she knows everything!

First, she denied knowing anything about that anomalous ZTE contract.
But then, she was right there...."like a thief in the night!"
{as per Malacanag Press release; What a fitting description!!}
in China for the signing of the contract.
She and her husband played golf along with JdV and Abalos last year!

Hay naku! Deny pa ang Lola ng mga mandarambong!
Buking na, hihirit pa!




Monday, September 17, 2007

ANO RAW? TRANSPARENCY?

Ang lola, nagpapatawa! Hah-Hah!
Kahit na hindi siya puwedeng humilera kay Pokwang o kay Ai-ai,
(malayo sa kalibre ni Ruffa Mae, anoh! Kahit na sa mukha na lang...ngiii!)mukhang gustong pumapapel na naman nitong
Lola ng mga Sinungaling!

I do not know if unknowingly, or upon advise from her Badvisers....

........or just being plain-gloria, da gah-gah,
she committed another contradiction in her small world of contras.


Soon after Erap's verdict was handed down by Sandiganbayan,


gloria created the Procurement Transparency Group, which will monitor procurement for public projects and report irregularities to the agency heads concerned. She also formed a Pro-performance Infrastructure Monitoring Group.

But what is needed in dealing with the problem of graft and corruption are not new government agencies but resolute action against grafters. We already have many government agencies charged with bringing corrupt officials to justice. What is needed is the political will to go after these officials and not to let up until they are all behind bars. Source: INQ7 Editorial


Transparency daw, oh!
Hindi kaya dapat magsimula yang Transparency na yan sa kanya?

*WHY impose that gag-order among the people summoned for questionings by the Senate?
If one wants tranparency, then why is gloria afraid to face the Senate probe?

*WHY deter people working supposedly-for-the people to face public scrutiny?

*IF she is clean, WHY be afraid to be asked...or explain how things go on with her cabinet?

Transparency? Hah-hah!

Nagpapatawa ang lola!

She should explain first the numerous allegations, scams, goings-on at the military, and more to the people, before she say something as if she is mother incarnate, that lola-of-all-liars!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

IKAW ANG KASUNOD!

O sige na nga,
tapos na ang pagmanipula sa hatol kay Erap,
pero, kwidaw, meron pang appeal yan.

Pagtuunan naman natin itong si goyang.
Akala yata niya, makakalusot siya.
Astig pa ng smirk nya, gusto pang umepal.




Humanda ka na lola, at kasunod ka na.
Mawawala ang pagka-isnabera mo sa selda!



Sa dinami-dami ng mga naglalabasang baho
galing sa saya ni goyang,
hindi na yata mabilang ng paa at kamay ko,
teka at manghihiram muna
ako kay Mang garci at kay Mang bedol,
pagka't magaling itong magbuhol-buhol!
Isama mo pa si chavit na type sumabit
sa kahit anong bandwagon, pakana o kotong.

Humanda ka, manang, at ikaw na ang susunod!

Aabangan ko talaga yan
saan man pumaroon!








Wednesday, September 12, 2007

BLUNDER!

PLUNDER, ~says Brenda (maybe it's one of Brenda's shining moments, ha?)
and a horde of other legal luminaries~
....is a crime where the perpetrator raided the Kaban Ng Bayan ang used it for himself. It involves malversation of public funds.

ERAP's crimes, according to the Sandiganbayan involved the commissions
from the BW shares of stocks and the jueteng payoffs.

Plunder? More like BLUNDER to me, even if I didn't take Law 101....
.........or to anyone with sentido-common!

Hello?!

*****

BLUNDER, PLUNDER....
they're all and the same?
HU ever do those is beyond shame!

Now, pray, do tell: who has more guilt?
The one who lied and lied and lied
or the one who faced his Nation and
faced trial twisted they may be?


*****


Chavit, sumabit....said he has been vindicated!
Oh, come on! A crook like him shouldn't say that!
Baka magbiro ang tadhana, baka mabulok (sana!) si Chavit
sa seldang may dalawang gulong. Nakakasuyang makita o marinig
na nagmamalinis ang iba, sangkaterbang muta naman ang nasa mata.

And he added that Erap's conviction isn't complete unless
he goes to Muntinlupa (the National Penitentiary).
Shouldn't the authorities check everyone in government and
in the jueteng operations, too?

Anyone who isn't guilty of illegal activities throw the first stone.
Can anyone do that, now?

*****

ERAP was found guilty, while his two co-accused were acquitted.
Why is that?

Hindi ba co-accused nga, eh.
Dapat pareho sila ng verdict....di ba?

Hindi ko maintindihan.

Sa totoo lang, lahat ng iyon,
hindi ko maintindihan.

*****

GOYANG gloats and goats around.
Kailan kaya ang verdict para sa kanya?

How about FAIRNESS given on every citizen, including Malacañang's friends who are presumed to be innocent even as everybody and his mother know that they are guilty, while Malacañang's foes suffer the full brunt of the law?

The list of un-indicted culprits gets longer by the day:
* Barely four days after Edsa II, the new government hastily signs a controversial $470-million hydroelectric power plant, and turns it over to the Argentine firm Impsa. Has anyone been indicted?

*In 2002, the Senate blue ribbon committee looks into the Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, supposedly the most expensive roadway--5.1 kilometers costing P1.1 billion--built at an alleged overprice of P600 million. Has anyone been indicted?

*In 2003, the Supreme Court nullifies the Piatco concession agreement to build a new airport amid allegations of massive payoffs. Has anyone been indicted? So bribes truly were given and taken, but there are no bribe-givers nor -takers around who can be charged?

*Before the 2004 elections, the Supreme Court strikes down the P1.3-billion Comelec computerization contract with the MegaPacific consortium. The Court issues a direct order to the Office of the Ombudsman to file graft charges against the erring Comelec officers. The Ombudsman drags its feet. The Kilosbayan had to file a petition before the Court to compel the Ombudsman to comply, which it does belatedly, and only half-heartedly.

*During the 2004 elections, we learn that fertilizer funds had been diverted to GMA's campaign. Marilyn Esperat, the journalist who exposed the scam, was murdered in cold blood, in front of her own children. The gunmen have been convicted, but the charges implicating agriculture undersecretary Joc-Joc Bolante remain frozen. Why? Because the moment he is charged, he can be extradited from his sanctuary in the United States.

*Just the other day, the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order to stop the controversial $329-million broadband deal given to ZTE Corp. of China. Yet President Macapagal-Arroyo affirmed the next day that she would honor all contracts entered into by the government, citing the familiar refrain about the rule of law.

*****


JUSTICE? For whom?
Justice is swift for the elite and the haves.
Maybe JUST-TIIS for the rest of the Nation!

Hanggang kailan ka magtitiis?
Hanggang tamaan ng kidlat si gloria
nang tuluyan nang mawala sa mundo?

*****

Humayo ka't gumising,
sa pagkakatulog at pagkakahimbing...
Bawasan na itong blunder at plunder.
Baka bukas makalawa'y panawan na ng isip
Malinaw na langit, hindi na masilip.

*****

THIEVES

BEEN out with workloads and travels here and there for sometime.
Besides, the heat was unbearable! Kaya medyo hindi ko rin maasikaso itong aking blog.
Anyway, since today the Sandiganbayan found Erap guilty of plunder, I felt the urge
to put into writing what I feel. Kakainis kasi, eh!

First, allow me to say that I am not an Erap fan, nor did I like him as a politician. Kaya hindi puwedeng sabihin na kaya ako asar kay goyang, eh, dahil nasa kampo ako ni Erap. No, not that. Asar ako sa magnetik ang kamay, lalo na't tax na binabayad ko ang pinag-uusapan....o Kaban ng Bayan ang involved. Yun lang po.

*****

So, kanina, in-between workloads, (as usual), I peeked into the net to see some Balitas. And what do I see? Erap guilty!

By stroke of some angels hovering around, or is it because I am the "iyakin-type"? Napaluha ako! Nakakainis!

Yup! I know! Maybe, because goyang turned out to be worse than Erap, that's why! We all know what goyang has been up to in the last seven years, right? And compared to goyang, Erap is a saint. No kidding!

The people expected someone better than Erap when gloria, apparently staged a coup with the able help of the Army Generals who, eventually turned out to be the country's General Problems! And so on and so forth...blah-blah-blah- siz-boom-bah!

Guilty si Erap, sabi ng Thief!

*****

BEEN reading as much as I can also, and something caught my attention:
That Press release to the Malacanang Press Corps. Kakatuwa, eto:

The press release said Ms. Arroyo “came and went like a thief in the night” because she arrived in Boao “in the wee hours of Saturday,” April 21, and “left at 3:30 p.m. of the same day, but not after witnessing the signing of five landmark economic agreements…
that, in her own words, would…raise the competitiveness of our country.”

The President was there to deliver the keynote address during the opening session
of the Boao Forum for Asia.

As if to invite more malice or ridicule, the press release as titled, “So much investments, so little time for PGMA in China.” Reminds one of those once-in-fashion flirtatious t-shirts that said, “So many men, so little time.”

The press release also gave away a detail about the broadband network deal that has been elusive to critics, who have been asking the government, to no avail, to release copies of the contract for scrutiny. What kind of contract is it? Well, the press release says it’s a “supply contract.”

So much for what the press release called “an avalanche of Chinese investments to the tune of US$904.38 million.”

Malacanag Press Release yan, ha? Sila mismo, natumbok ang diskripsyon kay goyang:
"like-a-thief-in-the-night!" Hindi ba't gabi rin nang nag-swear in siya sa harap ni dabidi? Tska yung proclamation nya nung 2004: sa gabi rin ginawa? Mahilig! Mahilig sa gabi ang lola!

And how much was da dagdag...or ander-da-teybol dito? Di hamak na kakaunti ang kay Erap na ikinaso, di ba? Mas malaki ant engrande ang kay 'little one'.....

O seclusion perpetua rin sa kanya, ha?

*****

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

TO BE JOLOG



Having been out of the country for quite sometime now, I have yet to learn a tremendous list of terms that are "in" these days....I must admit I am no jolog as far as the trendy words are concerned.

You see, I often send and receive txt messages from my friends in Pinas via that SMS thing....and I am oftentimes in awe at the number of words used that do not register in my memory bank. Let us see....

SWAK- as in the text: "Swak na swak ang dating!"

I texted back: "whats 'swak'?
The reply was instant: 'sakto or exactly/fit!
The term was used to describe the tees I sent them.

Shiver-me-timbers!

So if I have to describe the picture above, I should say:
"Swak-na-swak sa rhythm and galaw nila!"

Then one time, I read some more:
....carmi [for karma; jolina [for tuli na]; tsugi, and more!

Of course, I know what "bagets" mean, having heard those words used over and over again as we try to wiggle out of the long arm of my parents as they try to push us out of those 'dabarkads' who keep on calling.....

But there are more words used primarily by gays.....
these words they call "swardspeak" which I find daunting and not necessarily 'sosi'.

I remember reading some words to describe the extravagance of Imelda Marcos. It was described in some british papers as "imeldific!" The meaning is not lost to us: it means exhorbitantly extravagant, leaning on the superflous use of money for personal use..." or something of that sort.

I remember first hearing 'tsugi' used by that gay manicurist who do my Nanay's nails. I wondered what [s]he meant. I was thinking of that word and wondered who's "next"....because in Nippongo, tsugi means next. Apparently, in Pinas, teh word meant to be dead...or "dedo." I was aghast and confused at what the word meant, locally at least.

Language, being a living one, has the capacity to grow and before we know it, we are faced with a deluge of "new terms" by the end of the day. More people using them means they word is coined. When it remains used, thereby accepted by a majority numebr of speakers, then we add a new term in our vocabulary. This is the reason why all Languages, continue to add more in their long lists. While other terms become "dead" after a long while, their definitions have been entered and logged in a certain nation's history of Languages. This is true with major languages like English ...or even the minor ones like Nippongo which enters hundreds of new words every year.

Locally, the latest ones which caught my attention were these:

[*] na-gloria= meaning...naloko[mang-gloria=manloko!]
[*] ma-jonas= meaning 'mawala' or madukot ng militar.
[*] ma-palparan=meaning, ma-salvage, ma-torture, ma-kidnap, mawala sa listahan....
[*] mang-garci=meaning "mandaya sa anumang eleksyon.
[*] ma-honasan=meaning tumakas...as in takas-ng-takas....


There are more of these words....
I wish I could have them all here. But I only know a little from afar.


But knowing these words,makes life bearable among Pinoys who have to make
just tiis while waiting for justice to grind its wheel. Furthermore, Pinoys just bear it out with jokes to forget, even for a while...the looming distress that these "glorias" bring.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

HIROSHIMA REMEMBERED


The time: 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945-under the sweltering heat of summer:

....62 years ago the Americans dropped an untested bomb called "The Little Boy" from the B-29 bomber Enola Gay overhead at the center of Hiroshima. Three days later, another bomb, this time called "The Fat Man" was dropped at Nagasaki- and together instantaneously claimed 210,000 lives! Others died slowly suffering from the effects of radiation and the black rain.The death toll continues even today.....

Most Japanese at both ends of the political spectrum agree that those attacks were inexcusable. The American leaders of those times insist that the attacks were proper.

The scene here was taken four days after the bomb was dropped. Smoke can be seen still. The once-bustling city-port was flattened and reduced instantly to rubbles. The only thing that was left in this picture was a Buddhist Temple Torii (Gate) amidst devastation, ruin and the stench of burning dead bodies. Another monument to this tragedy is the dome that Hiroshima keeps to remind everyone that war and bombs do not care; they eradicate!!

Sixty-two years hence, the world is still the same, or is it worse?! The only thing that has changed is the news that the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum has an American at its helm. Yessiree! And that, is the ultimate irony.

The numbers keep growing. The hibakusha (atomic-bomb survivors) have been fading...with a good number of them slowly dying but most have taken the effort to tell their stories, some too horrifying to listen to.

The survivors are saying that they are not interested in revenge or retaliation. What they are doing is sublimating all of the urge for revenge and anger into this pursuit of a world without war and nuclear weapons.They have been pursuing a move to say to the world and I dare say as well:

NO MORE HIROSHIMAS!....

NO MORE NAGASAKIS!


I hope and pray the world listens........

NOTE:One can visit the 2 Museum =virtually= and 'feel' the place where those bombs were dropped. Visit them by finding the link on the sidebar. Thanks.

GOOD NIGHT,.... and GOOD LUCK !


SEVERAL nights ago, I saw one of the bestest movie I've seen in years. Not because it speaks of sci-fi and all that, which I abhor, actually...no, not that. It speaks of basic human drama that has penetrated the lives of men and women of a generation past.


THE setting was the early 50s (1953, to be exact) and what I am talking about is the McCarthy era in the 50s America. The title of the movie is ...you're right! "Good Night, and Good Luck!"

IT deals with how a group of people working for CBS meet before each show and brainstorm on the latest happening. They then pick a certain topic and deal with it.



THE show went on as usual, but the news about then junior Senator MacCarthy was the truning point. The issue was becoming persistent.The time came when the CBS group can no longer tolerate McCarthy's hurling accusations everywhere that they felt they must speak out. Of course, people reacted both positively and those presumed guilty raised a howl. Even McCarthy responded by accusing Ed Murrow connections with the communists!


McCarthysm, a word coined to mean that anyone who is against the policies of government was deemed a communist. The news rattled several people which sometimes led to their dismissal from office by mere association with known or branded "communists."


BEAUTIFUL lines were delivered: "We cannot defend freedom abroad, if we do not defend it here." ....."I choose my conscience!"....and lots more.


MURROW, the anchorman was even accused by McCarthy himself as having associated with 'communists' in his early days as a reporter. Accusations were hurled, presumably to threaten Ed Murrow and the entire staff. But they didn't give in. He (Murrow) countered that he, indeed had some friends that were supposed-to-be communists, but that doesn't justify that he, too was one.


THE anchorman's persistence and bravery was rewarded when McCarthy was later investigated and the people affected from his barrage and accusations were restored to their former positions in government. He opted to pursue with such diligence the trying order of the day. He persisted and earned the respect and admiration of people not only in the industry where he works, but the entire nation.

IT was a film that could be a reminded to the next generation that the television or media in general, is a powerful medium to delver the Common Tao's cries and woes.

WATCHING the movie made me think and wonder: The very same thing is happening in Pilipinas for the past five-or so-years. People in media were sued with libel...and although the case have been withdrawn, due to 'humanitarian reasons'.....the situation is reminiscent of America in the early 50s.

FREEDOM of speech is a basic human right of each and every citizen in a supposed democratic nation. Basically, no one is supposed to question a person's right to speak for or against the very institution that is mandated to protect its citizen.
Although there are a few journalists who continue to fight the corrupt system we have today, they are dimishing in numbers. Some have been 'bought' or 'swayed' by the powers-that-be.

THIS movie is a must-see, if only to remind people that being wary and losing one's guard makes way for the corrupt and the misfits to survive. Go and see it, if you haven't yet. It's in black-and white that stars, among others George Clooney who plays Fred Friendly,the director of that CBS TV show.

WELL then, GOOD NIGHT,.... and GOOD LUCK !

Saturday, August 04, 2007

DREAMS~and~CICADAS

I woke up from my reverie with a chorus I find at times distracting but today, I do not know whether to call it a blessing in disguise..... You see, I had a dream which I have not experienced in a long time and the chorus I was referring to were the cicadas chirping.


It is indeed summer and cicadas are everywhere.
Bugs and beetles, too! But what I do not like with the hot summer days are the pesky mosquitoes which swarm me when I go to the small patch I call garden to weed out those unwanted ones. Rains have been few and far-between recently, which probably shooed the frogs away, hence their absence in our midst. Maybe I just 'miss' the croaking, to say the least.

And, oh! Those dreams....I guess I have to write them as soon as...lest I forget
them again! It happens, y'know. Dreams are easily reverted back into the recesses of a person's mind and thus, forgotten in a jiffy....until we go through a flashback when a 'continuity' of sorts happen. Have experienced that, a couple or so- times! Heh-heh!

OK...now about that dream: I dreamt I went boating with ....whom, or where? I don't remember. What stuck into my mind was that >suddenly, I found I was under water and when I looked up, I saw clearly our small boats up the surface. It was blue all over and my companions were trying to hold hands so we don't get separated.

I was beginning to gasp for air when we found ourselves "landing" on a surface where I was able to breathe. I was glad to "arrive" on that area, because of the air. We were then ushered into a place very similar to our own, yet different.

People there never thought of going back to the surface :that is,
our own world. They were contented to be there. All of a sudden I felt the urge to contact some relatives ( as I am wont to do on impulse) and tried to grope for my celfone inside my bag, which, surprisingly was still with me. (=I always use body bags when not working!=) My phone was out! Can't connect.....

We (I don't even know who it was with me!) walked and tried to look
for a telephone booth, so we walked around. Luckily, we found one. I tried to get some coins and put them inside the telephone machine, but still, the telephone didn't register a dial tone. Looking at the backside, I retrieved the unattached cords.
It was then I realized no one can make contact with the 'outside world'.

So we walked and looked at the place. Later, a middle-aged woman volunteered to go and swim back. With the help of some of the "residents" there, we were shown the best way out.

As the woman swam her way, we went back and a small place which appeared to be something like a common agora. We walked around and was taken by some accessories which I even tried. I thought: 'What nice pasalubongs these would make!'

I was thinking: 'What the hell am I thinking?
Here I am away from family and friends, and I was still thinking of pasalubongs!?'

It was at this moment that I heard the cicadas....

Shall I thank the cicadas who wakened we up from my reveries?

I do not have the knack to interpret dreams, but I sure hope that
it means good and that I need not worry.

Lolo says it's the time when local folks talk of ghosts and souls coming back for the O-BON.....and that, perhaps, triggered my dreams. Or I may have been seeing a lot of those TV dramas about ghosts that I entertain such ideas in my mind. Fact is, I seldom watch those 'horror genres!' Whatever it is, I pray and praise that nothing bad was meant by one's productive extension of this mind.

Friday, August 03, 2007

DEAL~or~NO DEAL?

For the last 21 years, the government, through the PCGG,
has been known to work to recover the fabled "Asian Trasures"
...more specifically, the Philippine Treasures...
looted by the dictator and his lady.

The last days of marcos saw them looking grim and full of grief
as they boarded the helicopter to Hawaii. They had with him
his most loyal crony onboard.


A decade or so- hence, we see imelda and her children
return to the country. The same can be said of the cronies....
who made good their presence and the people 'accepted' them,
no matter what!

WE also saw marcos' frozen body flown and kept in a freezer
in his hometown.Through all these, the country saw the
re-emergence of the marcos children
in politics and the return of the imeldific ways of
imelda, the con artist.

ALL can be said in line with the forgiving hearts
of the Filipino but something is wrong somewhere....
I can smell the stink from where I am.
Some instinct says that something wrong is going on somewhere....

LATELY, we see in print the interview on Jose Almonte
and how the PCGG, under Jovito Salonga...
and how Sedfrey Ordonez was supposed to have left the
Swiss capital before the hand-over of several marcos' loot.
Why he did that is unknown to many, and no explanation
was given, either. Jovito Salonga was said to have
issued the order. Now, Salonga is rewarded as a hero of sorts.

A small portion of marcos' loot was later transferred
and held in escrow at PNB. The rest of the loot remain
unrecovered....or were they? I wonder......


ALSO, news about imelda's first-born, imee claiming a
good percentage of GMA-7's ownership which she claimed
were all held in trust by the dictator to Duavit,
who, GMA executives say is the real owner.

NOT to be outdone, here comes bongbong, marcos' only son
claiming that Lucio Tan's holdings aren't really Tan's
but his father's.

WHAT's intriguing is the news that bongbong and even
imeldific herself, will testify against Lucio Tan
as government witness!

DO they have a deal....or NO deal?

I wonder.....


With the crooks and the hooks, and everything in between,
I am inclined to believe that there is something going on.
Imagine the amount in question
....and having been there "sleeping" with interests,
the money marcos stole may reach into so many zeros,
I wouldn't know how to read them!

MAKING a pact with the devil is the lowliest deal of all!

Why in the world couldn't people in government...
these judges find the looters of this country
guilty and send them to rot in jail?
Just send some and you'll find that a
deterrent for future looters.
By allowing these crooks to reenter society
sends signal to would-be-looters and
now-looting scumbags that they,
too can get away with looting the country's coffers!
Holy Cow!

WHAT can I say? Only this:
Along witht he numerous citizens of this country,
I feel dismayed....NO! disgusted about the whole thing!
I thought government people were supposed to be the protectors
of the People's interests?
Not so with the crap of crocodiles that have sprouted
in our midst! Goodness!
How I wish lightning strike them all many times over!

I say NO DEAL!
But that, my dear is what Malacanang's illegal occupant says!
But knowing how tricky, this little Tricky does...
I am bound to believe that
there is something going on....


and you better believe it!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

IMPASIBOL SA PINAS!


Here's one news I find queer at the same time impossible to happen.......

............> that is, in the Inang Bayan!

No one...and I say no one among the Crocodiles and the Snakes ....will ever admit that that they dipped their fingers and palms inside the cookie jar!

Queer, I say...because primarily, those crooks in government do what they can to be elected......with one prime purpose: to leech and seep what they can from the country's coffers.



1,790 of China's communist party officials admit to corruption
China's Communist Party says 1,790 of its senior members have admitted to corruption under a program that gives officials relatively light punishment if they voluntarily report their wrongdoing within 30 days.

A spokesman for the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Gan Yisheng, said on Thursday that the amount of embezzlements and profits illegally made by the officials totaled 78 million yuan, or more than 10 million US dollars.

Mr Gan said the party will take severe measures against corrupt officials who do not voluntarily report their wrongdoing.

He referred to the recent case of former Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu, who was expelled from the party for corruption charges.

Mr Gan said the case has been handed over to prosecutors and that the former secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Commission is not above being sent to prison.
Source:NHK World

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

BLOGGING ~and ~ A CUP OF COFFEE


BLOGGING makes my day. It's like my first cup of coffee in the morning. I need Coffee to perk me up and make me alive. The same can be said of my blogging.


SINCE I got hold of my laptop, I've been bewildered by the iNet. I wander from News to Tools and in-between them. I love to read. Makes me think....but found out later that not all are worth reading, dude!

THERE are sites where news are a-plenty! Lots of know-how are posted and I just couldn't have enough of 'em! I wish I can remember them all, but alas! Anyway, I just
book-marked them all, for future reference.

NOT to be outdone, Blogs have mushroomed, too! Most are free blogs, (of which, mine belongs!) And when I read them, I am welcomed to a variety of genres as many as the stars in heaven. Some blogs are worth mentioning; some are not. Some are political, where others sway to the diary-like entries and then we are allowed a glimpse of the private and the emotions. Some entries are funny and tickle the readers.

READING made me think...and think better, I suppose. Not all we read are true, of course! I adhere to that line of thinking. Some blogs made me laugh and some made me wonder. Others made me stay away, especially those black humors and weird entries.

SINCE blogging has become "normal"....or shall we say, regular, most surfers were allowed to leave comments. Others need to be members and that led me to start my own. I'm glad I did! It made me feel better, since my blog became my punching bag, whenever i find something amiss. This blog became my friend, when I needed someone to talk to....even in the dead of the night. I need not bother to call my relatives or firends. I have someone right here.

I DON'T care if people read my entries. It just makes me feel happy and great to see some "creations" I made. I have had many things in my mind that I want to put in print. I have lots of stories stored in my PC that has not seen print. These stories as told by my Parents on what led them to be together and all those. My feelings and views on how people acted and reacted at one point in my life....

THERE are so many things to say...so many things to write....IF only I can find the patience to sit and write them all! Some may not see print here (privacy issues) but I hope I can leave something for my family to read when the time is ripe.




I'VE been posting comments here and there, that is, when time and opportunity permits. Loaded with work and maintaining a house with a ward to look after, I must say I find wandering in the iNet a wonder and a respite in my hard day's work.


WHILE surfing the net the other day, I found some posters at MLQ3's blog who were outrageous in their comments.

I read the whole exchanges and found some familiar names. I thought I'd post a reply but the better side of me made me stop and rest a-while.

SOME poster/visitor in MLQ3's place were saying some unsavory remarks against another blog. It appears that these posters were banned from Ellen Tordesillas' blog. And they were venting their anger in Manolo's.

IMO, I find Ellen Tordesillas' blog quite different from Manolo's in the sense that Ellen posts her articles in them. Manolo reads different blogs and from there, he blogs. His articles which appears in various papers are just mentioned in passing. He normally mentions blogs worth reading, thus making some sort aof free "ADs" for them.
Mine was mentioned a couple[?] of times before, and I must admit I was tickled pink!

ELLEN's blog is hard-hitting and direct to the point: a style which made me take second a look and post some comments. Lately, it has boomed and readership hits have gone high that I find it difficult to access the blog. Regulars claim that the 'arroyo brigade' have been working to regulate, even bar others from making comments.

MANOLO's blog may sway and play, not that hard-hitting as Conrado de Quiros'....but analyzes and makes his point with all those references and back-up data to boot. Sometimes, he uses words and terms that is totally alien to me (pardon my ignorance, but am still learning the way of the dragon, Man!)...which behooves me to consult Mr. Webster first. Over all, his is the wisdom one aspire for.

IN my mind and in my heart, I like to read both, but lately, accessing Ellen's have been quite difficult for me. I must confess I am an impatient lot, and if I can't access one site in one, two, even three hits, I usually cease and go on the next. MLQ3's blog at times have access problems, but is soon remedied at the second hit.

NO two things are exactly the same. Some qualities are found in one that is sorely lacking in the other. But just the same, I can't let the day pass without even taking a peek in almost all blogs listed in my dreams.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!





I have been tagged by schumey!

I have known this game (sort of,) since way, way back, even before
I started blogging.

It was THE SEVEN THINGS (August 07,2005*
and I am now thinking if I'd post that and tag some new bloggers whom I did not meet then......just for fun!).

Actually, I posted that in one of the fora where I've visited....
but later thought: why not post it here....And so I did!
I was jubilant becoz one of the best answers here came from....wouldyabelieve?...
Manolo or the famous MLQ3
to avid readers.....
Yes....DA ONE!

WOW!
I never imagined a well-respected Journalist of his stature would answer a fantasy by a simple and humble blogger as that of yours truly. I was surprised and grateful for the time he spent to post such long answers....
and the chance to 'know' a little about MLQ3.

Anyway, so much for that. Let's go to the

RULES:

[*] In the 8 facts about [name], you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. At the end, you tag 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Each blogger must post these rules first.
[*] Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
{*] At the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
[*] Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.



But just the same here are 8 nonsense facts about yours truly:

1. I love to eat! Maybe you see me post something about food, drinks [non-alcohol for me!] and fruits and all that! Well, I really love 'em guys and I indulge myself sometimes. But mostly, I cook them myself. Nowadays, I prefer my cooking than eating outside ....except of course, if I am dining out to a "real" resto, then anyone can force me to.....Oh-la-lah!

2. I love to travel. I have seen around 80% of this country I live in (except Hokkaido and the islands down south)....and a good 80% of Inang Bayan as well!
Japan is beautiful, no one can deny that! But to say the Philippines isn't is far from right. Inang Bayan is astounding and different! And I'd always choose Inang Bayan to spend my sunset years, no doubt about that!

3. I am a fast reader. I love books and I can finish a book by one sitting! Unfortunately here, I don't have much collections since ordering English bestsellers heretakes enormous time...and hassle! And I don't use my CCs in the iNet!

4. I drink...no...gulp water so many times a day! I can finish more than 2 liters a day....that is, aside from the fruit juices and some couple of cups of coffee I have from time to time!

5. I adore the Japanese Sweet Corn! The very reason I posted an entry about it here some years back....and retained the memory by posting the picture on the side bar.
I can eat as much as five ears a day...while surfing the net, that is! I have to get up early and drive the long roads that lead to that tiny village by the hills. In these parts, that is where you get the best among the best! It is not only juicy, but the sweetest one I have ever gobbled! Nothing beats that!

6. I love to tinker in the garden: be they in MManila or in this place I now call my temporary home! I usually do my thing early morning or late afternoons, when the mighty sun is still far away. The only time I don't do gardening is when I am away from both....I posted some flowers/trees here....

7. I am scared of heights! I don't know...but whenever I go traipsing in the woods in my Father's hometown here, I can't seem to cross over those hanging bridge. I can't even go onboard those ferris wheels in Fiestas in Manila. As long as it is enclosed, like airplanes and helis...I think it's OK, but those rollercoaster rides? No, Thank You!

8. I am a Cry-Baby, dude! I easily cry over simple matters. I cry when someone is hurt, or die, or treated unfairly! I cry when the drama thickens in a TV series, or a tear-jerker of a movie! I cry when a song hits me right through its lyrics and chords.... and I cry everytime I see people's right being trampled upon in a situation where tyrants reign! I also cry....whenever I see Nature at its best: the vibrant colors of Autumn....or the Snow-capped Mountains in our midst....or the Cool Blue Waters of the verdant seas!




AND NOW I tag 8 others....(I wish I can come up with 8 dears....) for this TAG-GAME to prosper.... and I tag the following:

1. Soleil -http://purplesoleil.blogspot.com/
2. Alitaptap -http://wingsofmymind.blogspot.com/
3. Yuko -http://pinay-revolution.blogspot.com/
4. Ellen Tordesillas- Life Worth Living
5. Ely- da Playboy!
6. Edward-
7. Reyssie-
8. Chinita

A COMMUNITY AT WORK

ALL ROADS led to the Temple for the Summer Community Service In Our Area this morning......

Protected by hats, and with scythes and towels in hand, community folks, mostly homeowners [why they never include apartment dwellers is beyond me! Unfair, di ba? ] in the area troop to the place picked by Community Leaders. The sun was hot, but no one seemed to mind.

The day was good and sunny.....with temperatures soaring. The morning call was for 8 a.m. but almost all were there early. Some came in bicycles, but most of heattendees< including this humble member, walked our way to the Temple. I had to walk slowly....to be able to take pictures unnoticed using my celfone. He-heh!


AT THE ONSET, the over-all Chairman gave a small talk... while others listened. Here, assignment areas were announced and sub-leaders were enjoined to keep attendance. Non-attendance would elicit fines of as much as 1,500- 3,000 Yen per household, at most. Not that it hurts, coz it isn't that expensive. The thing is......one can see a community in action here....and enjoy the activity!


Young and old alike, men and women all joined hands for a worthy cause. Soon, we all went where we were assigned. The grass has grown and the place has to be cleared of its weeds. Note the weeds.... and the trees needed sprucing up.


AND the task on hand began.....AT first, it was only a faint of whispers.....then it grew into that buzzing-like talks between acquaintances who haven't seen each other for so long...... Laughter and smiles can be heard all over!


Exchanging news about friends and families. just like the cicadas who make beautiful noise....the laughter and the smiles were all there, and not one minded the heat from the scorching sun.....Hands and lips seem to synchronize.....

SOON the ground was clear.....
and the menfolk helped load the weeds to a truck waiting at bay.....
WHILE some find time to stray.......to smoke, maybe, or just plain talk!




THE TEMPLE's warehouse was also opened for cleaning....and checking.
Gadgets and all other paraphernalia used by the community is stored in these two sheds....and used by all in public functions, like the annual MATSURI [FESTIVAL] or the annual BBQ PARTY inside the TEMPLE AREA.


AND SO .....work is done....
and we all went back home, tired, but happy ...........
in thinking that at least today, we found ourselves useful....

AND THE same thing will be repeated next month....and the month after next!

IN ONE YEAR, HOMEOWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO LEND THEIR
TIME AND HELP AROUND 4 TIMES DURING THE SUMMER SEASON.....
depending on the need of the moment.

ALL activities are geared towards October,
where the Festival To Thank The Gods
For A Bountiful Harvest usually takes place.

Before we left the area, our Group Leader was handed a basketful of drinks, all canned: Tea... Coffee, Colas, all kinds! I picked this up. WHY? I find it funny! Japanized English, that is! Cheers!

*I took pains to take pictures again today.....
to show how a Community can work together for a common cause.
Unlike in our BARANGAY system, na pahirapan pa nag pagtawag sa mga miyembro,
dito, hindi. How I wish may gumaganang komunidad din sa Inang Bayan.
Hindi yung maid ang ipadadala kapag nagpatawag ng meeting ang lokal na asosasyon.*

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Four Years After Oakwood


This midget must really be dreaming!
After her SONA which was purely fantasia-land speculations....
(I luv Neal Cruz' column today! =GMAland vs.the real Philippines)
here's the latest news in this part of the World: gloria's Enchanted Kingdom!

RP asks Myanmar to release Suu Kyi by ASEAN anniversary.....
The Philippines appealed Thursday for Myanmar to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi by November, when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations marks its founding anniversary.


Yet they haven't cleaned their backyard yet with the killings, the lying
and the cheating including the numerous disapppeared, prominent of which were the two UP students who were taken along with a farmer in Bulacan, and consider Jonas Burgos who was abducted and dragged in April. No news yet, no body found as of this moment.....

Release all political prisoners, then! Those who dare oppose arroyo and her men!
Release Trillanes and let him do his work at the Senate! Release Erap, who is the rightful President of the Republic, having been truly elected by the people until "something happened" in 2001.

Release them ASAP...before ye dare say that and make pleasant copy to international press. Pa-Pogi points? The world already knows!

And, speaking of Jonas Burgos' case....was it coincidence that the CA court Bluiding got burned and those 'important records' burned? Sniff-sniff....something fishy?

I am thinking...there are a lot of things happening in Inang Bayan that can compete with Ripley's Believe -It-Or-Not trivia. Look, Bedol collected the CoCs...then he claimed it got lost! Then there's joc-joc who went a-missing with all the funds used up! Same thing with garci. These people never run out of jokes, man!



And, lest we forget.....
In the predawn hours of July 27, 2003, more than 300 military officers and men seized the Oakwood apartment-hotel in Makati City, protesting corruption in government and demanding the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The mutiny failed and the mutineers landed behind bars. Most of them have pleaded guilty to a lesser offense or entered into a plea bargain. But several dozen have opted to go on trial, believing in the justness of their cause.


Four years hence, the Magdalo spokesman, Antonio Trillanes IV... is now a member of the Senate, having been elected by more than 11 million voters from all over.

Yet the fight is far from over. Most of those detained gave way, simply because that is the game gloria wants to play! She simply wanted to coerce these people to cave in and thus, achieve the last hurrah: 'O! Kita nyo na!? Eh di sumuko rin kayo!'....complete with that sneer that only glue can muster!

People cannot blame these men for doing Oakwood. They believed in something and thus, made some move towards change.....while most of us looked, and did nothing.

Even as we speak, AT4 is still in jail, although his colleagues in the Senate has made appeal for the court to allow him to attend sessions in the Chamber.

Meanwhile, all the 'core officers' as the military people describe them, still awaits the long arm of justice to do its will....and their lives are wasted....with no work, no salary, no nothing.

....And as far as AT4 is concerned, he awaits the decision of the court if he be allowed to do his new job as Senator of the Republic.

Let's just hope justice don't fail them as they find their way through gloria's enchanted kingdom.