Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Winning Jueteng Numbers: 36-6 in Rizal, 11-32 in Batangas

Gloria Arroyo keeps on saying: the economy is improving, there is a budget.

BUDGET???? Dahil may jueteng na kaya may budget na? Aminin......

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But wait! What is this headline from Tribune: GMA’s OK for OWWA funds for poll campaign bared ?

A portion reads of the story:

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, chair of the committee on labor, employment and human resource development that is currently investigating the OWWA fund mess, managed to squeeze information from the two officials when he questioned the P530 million workers’ trust fund transferred to Philhealth and another P500 million Mrs. Arroyo supposedly ordered released, charged to OWWA funds during the time of the late Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople.

He confronted Duque on some documents he got hold of containing information related to these matters.

“I am in possession of your letter to Mrs. Arroyo dated Nov. 20, 2002 when you were still president and CEO of Philhealth and in the last paragraph, you said, ‘PHIC will need a reasonable lead time to ensure a smooth turnover of OWWA Medicare to PHIC and manage some assistance from certain quarters which will be affected by the change. It is respectfully requested that the proposed EO be approved by Her Excellency before the year ends.’

“And this is the most controversial line here...’the proposed transfer will have significant bearing on the 2004 elections and on the President’s desire to provide health insurance to eight million indigents by the end of 2003.’ My question is, what do you mean by ‘the proposed transfer will have significant bearing on the 2004 elections?” Estrada asked.

Duque quick in assuming responsibility over the fuss created by the fund transfer said it was his fault that such a “sloppy-written” memo came out.

Galing naman. So, totoo ang balita. bakit kasi me sloppy-written memo pa? Ayan tuloy, nabisto kayo.

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Pero dahil nagamit na ang OWWA funds, medyo problematique talaga ngayon evacuation ng OFWs from Lebanon. That means, tama talaga si Al Bichara, the Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon. At tama rin ang Philippine Navy na pinipilit pumunta sa Lebanon na wala naman palang gasolina.

Naks naman. At padeny-deny pa ang MalacaƱang at ang OWWA? Grabe namang pagtatakip yan. O baka naman meron kayong nasisilip kaya ganyan?

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Pero todo na raw talaga ang jueteng. Malapit na kasi ang eleksiyon. Sabi ng ilang espiritu santong gumagala sa palasyo, may bendisyon daw ito. Kasi kulang na raw ang budget at mainit ngayon ang senado kaya may "go! go! jueteng" na chant. Isa pa, indispensable naman kasi ang 2007 election sa validation "kuno" ng legitimacy ni Arroyo. Kaya kailangan ang pondo.

Well?

Abangan natin ang susunod na kabanata. Ang alam ko kasi si Erap natanggal dahil sa jueteng eh. hmnnnnn.......

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