Thursday, February 28, 2008
Kung sabagay, Cunningham's remarks had improved the likability of Mc Cain. The presidential aspirant was given the additional time to boost his candidacy by denouncing anti-racist statements.
Yun nga lang, mas marami ang Cunninghams kaysa sa McCains. Tulad ni Gloria Arroyo when she affirmed that there was, indeed, flaws in the ZTE-NBN Broadband deal. Earlier we have Raul Gonzales, a loose canon; Lorelei Fajardo, and Sergio Apostol. Buti nga medyo tumahimik na si Toting Bunye after the long and never-ending two blind mice... este, two pirated CDs.
Pero teka, meron na naman palang bago sa listahan ng Filipino Cunninghams: si Trade Sec. Peter Favila. Sabi ni Favila, ex-President Fidel Ramos pressed Gloria to attend the Boao Forum kaya andun ang ale sa China. Kaya nga daw nag-agonize ang ale.
Parang naririnig ko tuloy ang background ng video-singko sa kapitbahay. Bago maglabas ng score, me soundtrack muna na parang ganito ang lyrics: Ang tanga, ang tanga-tanga talaga....dubidubidubidum... klang!
One need not study abroad to learn the fact that silence is gold. Yun nga lang, one needs to use that gold in the proper time. Parang buying and selling ng dolyar. Kung mataas ang dolyar, kelangan magbenta, kung mababa, kailangan bumili.
Releasing statements that GMA went to China dahil lamang kay Ramos only creates more questions as well as enemies. Bakit ngayon lang sinabi yun na malaki na ang gulo? Dahil ba inililigaw nila ang isyu? Bakit di na lang pinadala si Noli De Castro? O kaya si De Venecia na isa ring Lakas? O si Ed Ermita? Ganun ba ka-insensitive si Tabako at kailangan pang pilitin o i-pressure ang isang tao na ang asawa ay lubhang may sakit?
Opinyon lang ni Tikboy sobrang sensitive itong si Tabako. Pa-pogi lagi eh. And during his administration, he flies political balloons first before enacting as well as implementing policies. For that reason, kahit me rallies din noon, walang mga "Oust Tabako Movements" na nagsipag-sulputan, movements na kasing-sigasig sa panahon ni Cory, ni Erap, at ngayon, ni Gloria. Sa madaling salita, maiintindihan naman ni Tabako ang sitwasyon ni Gloria kung sakali.
Teka, lumabas na naman ang soundtrack. Kumanta kasi si Aling Toyang. Ang score: 39%.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Teka, bakit ang legislators lang? Di ba kasama sa gobyerno ang executive department kung saan siya kabilang? Or what she means is respect her for she is the rule of law?
AT any rate, kung hindi siya ang rule of law at siya ay tagapagpatupad lamang ng batas, she should have not sacrificed the welfare of the people for the sake of the length of time. Immediately sana, pina-hold niya muna ang kontrata ng ZTE at hindi ito pinirmahan, pinatalsik niya ang mga pumalpak na opisyal ng gobyerno na involved sa pag-aaral ng ZTE, at kinasuhan niya agad ng violation of anti-corruption laws at violation of RA 6713 ang mga involved. Ganun din, inalis niya ang EO 464 at pinaharap sina Romulo Neri at iba pa sa Senado para sa imbestigasyon din na maaring makatulong sa pag-gawa ng mas matitibay na batas laban sa korupsiyon.
Anyway, consistent din ang ale. Dagdag niya sa speech niya sa Trece Martirez, Cavite kanina, "Yes, lahat tayo laban sa katiwalian, pero ang pinaglaban naman ni [hero and first Philippine president General Emilio ] Aguinaldo ay rule of law, democratic principles, ipaglaban natin yun."
Kung maaalala ng lahat, matapos ang eleksiyon at nanalo si Aguinaldo laban kay Andres Bonifacio, the former also insisted that the rule of law prevails. Kaya ilang araw lang, pinatay si Bonifacio para di na mag-ingay laban sa resulta ng eleksiyon na sabi ng ilang historians, tainted din ng dayaan. And Gloria allegedly won also because of cheating. Di ba? Hello? Garci?....
Kaya pala di natin masisi si Jun Lozada when he begged off Jinggoy Estrada's question. Tanong kasi ni Jinggoy during the ZTE hearing: Sino ang idol mo doon... este, ngayon?
Sinabi kasi ni Lozada na dati idol niya si Joker Arroyo kaya lang nagbago na pagtingin niya. Ngayon, di na niya sinagot si Jinggoy. Mahirap na kasi baka mabuking siya. Malaman ng lahat na idol niya rin si ex-Comelec Chair Ben Abalos. While Lozada begged off the question, si Gloria Arroyo naman proud pa na gawing halimbawa si Aguinaldo.
Well, this just proves the saying: Birds of the same feather, flocks together.
And with this, it can also be rightfully said na nabibingwit talaga ang isda sa bibig.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Gloria Arroyo's admission that the national broadband network deal (NBN) with ZTE Corporation is flawed simply shows that she really deserves to be ousted and that her spinmeister has really lost its touch. Kung sabagay, ang utot, kahit ano'ng pabango ang ilagay mo, utot pa rin.
Actually, Inquirer.Net has done a good job already. It has shown that Arroyo is a party to corruption and had the deal pushed through, she would be very silent about it. Kaya nga lang, there were talks that the project is anomalous so she only cancelled it. If the PDI reporter recorded it right, the intention is vividly encapsulated in Arroyo's words which we quote: Kaya itong proyektong ito, oras na may pag-uusap na anomalya, ay agad-agad kong kinansela. Agad-agad na gumawa ako ng hakbang para kanselahin (So in this project, soon after talk circulated that it was anomalous, I immediately canceled it. I promptly took steps to cancel it).
Kaya nga lang, why cancellation? Why not investigation and eventual incarceration of those involved? Kala ko pa naman mga beterano ang mga legal advisers ni Gloria. Ba't di nila sinabihan ang ale na ang mga involved sa anomalya ay liable sa mga batas natin foremost of which is Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees? The silence of these legal advisers, idagdag niyo ang machinegun-mouthed na si DOJ Sec. Raul Gonzales, simply shows two things -- either na nalimutan nila ito or me pino-protektahan sila. Pero kung nalimutan nila ito, it simply means that they do not deserve to receive income from the government dahil useless din pala ang binabayaran ng mga tao. Mas marami pa ang magagaling na abugado diyan sa tabi-tabi. O kung wala, marami namang paralegal diyan na wiling magsilbi. Just give them the opportunity.
Pero kahit wala ang mga advisers na ito, kahit simpleng sentido kumon na lang sana ang ginamit. Kaso, mukhang kakaiba ang sentido kumon nitong si GMA.
Worst of these is the following:
The President herself, speaking mostly in Filipino, made the disclosure Saturday in an interview with radio commentator Joe Taruc over dzRH. “Someone told me about it the night before the signing of the supply contract. That was one of many signings [in China]. But how can you cancel it the night before, considering that you are dealing with another country?” she said.
In simple analogy, kung bibigyan pala si Gloria ng kontrata na gagawing testing site ng nuclear bomb ang Pilipinas tulad ng ginawa noon ni French Pres. Jacques Chirac sa Mururua at Fangataufa Atolls, at ibinigay ang kontrata a night before the signing of the contract, pipirmahan niya pa rin pala ito kinabukasan? Being a testing site for nuclear weapons is no different from being the killingfield of the weapons of poverty, debt and hunger. Ang kaibahan nga lang, mas mabilis mamatay ang mga tao sa isang bomba lang. But poverty and hunger is more torturing ang inhuman than dying in an instant.
This being the case, Gloria Arroyo just showed her lack of concern for the plight of the Filipinos than the plight of the pockets of some groups or individuals. Whether kasama siya diyan is another story. The clear story is, she doesn't deserve to be a president and that she is betraying the public trust. And she is betraying the country. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
In a way, tama si Senator Kiko Pangilinan, her former ally. According to the Senator:
Kaya lang, di ba nagsisisi si Kiko sa ginawa niya bilang "Mr. Noted" during the 2004 canvassing of votes for president and vice president?
“Assuming for the sake of argument that the President is telling the truth … her subsequent act of proceeding with the approval of the contract proves that, at the very least, she tolerated and condoned criminal activities,” Pangilinan said, adding:“At worst, she was a party to it. Either way it appears she failed to act appropriately and may have betrayed the public trust by this failure.”
Below is a screenshot of the funny layout:
Oo nga, why is Evardone sweating? Mali ba ang pinagsasabi ng tauhan niya during the briefing? O nagkamali na naman si Gloria sa pag-admit na palpak talaga ang NBN? O pinapawisan siya dahil palpak din ang infra projects ni Aroyo sa Samar at natatakot siya na Samar version ito ng ZTE Scandal? O pinagpapawisan siya dahil wala na ring naniniwala sa briefing kundi si Aroyo na lang?
Anuman po ang sagot, di rin po natin alam. Antayin na lang po natin ang developments. At salamat sa inquirer.net for that nice layout. :)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Unang reaksiyon ni Tikboy: Di ba sa EDSA magco-converge ang grupo ni GMA? Is the administration planning to mislead the people by mis-informing them that the activity is an anti-GMA rally pero pro-GMA pala?
Pero mas ang tanong pa: Bakit kailangan pa to make hakot the people eh malinis naman daw ang konsensiya ng Malacanang? Takot ba sila dahil pinipilit na ring linisin ng mga tao ang kanilang konsensiya nang magkamali sila na iboto si GMA?
Pero whatever happens, all set na po ang EDSA. Ang hindi na lang po nasi-set, ang mindset ni Gloria na umalis na sa puwesto.
Friday, February 22, 2008
When Erwin Santos (E.S.), former aide of Jun Lozada (J-Lo) the Program Development Officer of PhilForest Corporation came out, marami na ang nakakita ng real cry-baby. Village Idiot Savant called him a "copycat" while the Professional Heckler called him a cry-baby because "he has not received the talent fee he was promised if he appeared on the show".
Whatever, E.S. is really "a second rate crying hard copy cat." Kasi nga, ang tanong (with a tune of Ogie's song): Bakit ngayon ka lang? Bakit ngayon kung kelan... Whatever.
Is E.S. just trying to hitch in the popularity of J-Lo? Gusto niya rin ba na maisama sa pelikula? Gusto niy rin bang mainterview sa Senado? O plano niya rin kumandidato? Kawawa naman. And kawawa talaga dahil nagpagamit lang siya sa gobyerno. Sana sa GMA-7 na lang siya nagpa-interview o kaya sa ABS-CBN. Or much better, sa CNN. Hindi sa radyo ng gobyerno. Lalo lang tuloy siya nahahalata.
Pero ang point, he should have filed a case against Lozada. Andiyan naman ang Ombudsman. Ba't niya pa patatamaan si Neri na “Sir Jun, I care for you, let’s face the consequences of our actions” ? Wala talaga siyang pinagkaiba sa idol niyang si J-Lo. Ikalawa, is he planning to controvert J-Lo's statements by hitting him with something else? Doing so is like trying to convict for rape a person accused of theft.
Kung sabagay, desperate persons try to do desperate things. Payo lang ni Tikboy kay E.S., start ata ngayon ng audition sa Pinoy Idol. Baka puwede pa siya. O kaya antayin niya ang bagong season ng Pinoy Big Brother... kung meron pa.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
While we agree at the calls for prayers, masses and vigils, we also agree that these, alone, cannot solve the country's ills. Even Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts pray, sponsor masses and even do vigils. If both parties do the same, sino na ngayon ang paniniwalaan ng Diyos, if ever there, indeed, is a God? Ang mapera ba? Ang malakas manalangin? Which brings us to the point na ang nakikinabang lang sa lahat ng ito ay ang Simbahan. Imagine holding masses for both parties -- the pro-Arroyos and the antis. Di ba doble-dobleng koleksiyon yun?
While we agree with the statement of Archbishop Angel Lagdameo that Arroyo is worse than a frying pan, allowing her to stay in power if the accusations being thrown at her is true, is accepting plain in simple that worse frying pan. O mas malala pa nga because in a way, the inaction to correct the mistakes is practically condoning the same. If the Church accepts what is wrong and tries to live with it, asan na ngayon ang moral authority nila over their flock?
Sa ngayon, nag-aantay pa rin ang mga tao sa senyas ng simbahan. Kung kelan yun darating, manalangin muna tayo. Malay natin, meron ngang milagro.
Pero di ba may kasabihan na "Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa?"
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sabi ni Abalos sa TV interview sa 24 Oras: Kung nagbigay nga ako sa kanya ng death threats, bakit pa siya babalik sa Wack-wack at kakain pa ng hamburger?
Abalos is a lawyer but it seems he lost his 8 years of studies with a single twisted logic. It's like arguing that Pedro should not eat food anymore because he was a victim of food poisoning. Or it's like arguing that the "Hello, Garci!" scandal is not true because there are no phone receipts that can be shown.
Kung sabagay, kaya nga pala hanggang ngayon bulok pa rin ang sistema ng Comelec; kaya nga pala hanggang ngayon di pa rin maamin-amin ni Abalos na marami pa rin ang dayaan sa eleksiyon; kaya pala hanggang ngayon di parin ma-automate ang sitema, etcetera, etcetera....
Pero bakit nga ba twisted ang logic ni Abalos? Let us count the ways:
- It doesn't mean na porke sa Wack-wack binigay ang death threat, di na puwedeng bumalik dun ang tinakot. So what kung bumalik si Lozada sa Wack-Wack after the death threat kuno ni Abalos? Maybe Lozada thinks Abalos cannot kill him in public. In short, it is non sequitor na dahil dun sa area na yun binigay ang death threat, dun papatayin ang tinatakot. Si Tikboy pinadalhan ng death threat sa bahay niya. Does that mean hindi na uuwi si Tikboy sa bahay niya? Eh, bahay niya yun. O kaya si Tikboy, tinext sa CP niya na papatayin daw siya. Does that mean hindi na gagamit ng CP si Tikboy?
- It doesn't mean also na pag binigyan ang isang tao ng death threat at hindi ito natakot, hindi na totoo ang death threat. Its like arguing na "hindi mamamatay si Tikboy kasi di naman siya naniniwala kay Kamatayan."
- It doesn't also mean na pag binigyan mo ang isang tao ng death threat at ang tinakot ay bumili pa ng hamburger, hindi na totoo ang death threat. Similarly, it does not follow na totoo ang Diyos kasi ang binili ni Aling Conching na Santo Nino sa Quiapo ay walang resibo.
- It doesn't also mean na pag kumain ang isang tao ng hamburger, di na totoo ang death threat.
- It doesn't also mean na pag ang nagbigay ng death threat ay Comelec official, hindi na rin totoo ang death threat.
Monday, February 18, 2008
But why the fear? Di ba wala namang katotohanan ang pinagsasabi ni Lozada? So what kung dumami ang supporters ni Lozada eh kasinungalingan lang naman daw ang pinagsasabi nito? Kala ko ba, truth always triumph?
To further strengthen the claim, Press Secretary Eduardo Ermita and former NEDA Secretary Romulo Neri read before the media this morning a manifesto of all the cabinet members saying that they hold steadfast to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Kaso, dalawa nga lang sila, asan yung ibang Cabinet Secretaries? Ang masama pa, sabi ni dating Cabinet Member Ging Deles in a TV interview: Ginawa na rin namin ang ganun. We also made a manifesto declaring our support to GMA and even issued press releases to the media but in the end, we all resigned through the Hyatt 10.
Pero truth prevails, sabi nga, di ba? So GMA will prevail. In her is truth. So why fear?
Oo nga, why fear? Kaso, di ba ang ambassador ang representative ng presidente? And the actions of the ambassador are also the actions of the president. Kasi nga extension ng presidente ang ambassador. Now, according to whispering spirits from Spain, may katotohanan daw kasi ang report ng Malaya na si Philippine Ambassador to Spain Joseph Delano Bernardo gusto ng tumakas sa Pilipinas at maging Kastila na. These whispering spirits said that Bernardo indeed applied for Spanish citizenship but was denied. One of these spirits work with the office that process papers for naturalization. If the actions of the ambassador indeed represent the actions of the president, it can also be said na takot na rin si GMA at gusto na ring tumakas sa Pilipinas tulad ni Bernardo. Puwede di ba?
Pero bakit naman matatakot si GMA eh she is holding the truth?
Kunsabagay, tunay nga na she is holding the truth. Kaya nga ayaw niyang papagsalitain si Neri. Gayundin, ayaw niyang magsalita si FG Mike.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Kaya pala tameme si Raul Gonzales the past few days at si Sergio Apostol na lang ang medyo maingay. Kala nga ni Tikboy, nasa hospital na naman ang lolo kasi biglang preno ang machine gun mouth sa panahon ng krisis. Yun pala, nabingi din ang Supreme Court dahil sabi ni Chief Justice Puno: We slide to the issue of whether the mere press statements of the Secretary of Justice and of the NTC in question constitute a form of content-based prior restraint that has transgressed the Constitution. In resolving we hold that it is not decisive that the press statements made by respondents were not reduced in or followed up with formal orders or circulars. It is sufficient that the press statements were made by respondents while in the exercise of their official functions. Undoubtedly, respondent Gonzales made his statements as Secretary of Justice, while the NTC issued its statement as the regulatory body of media.Any act done, such as a speech uttered, for and on behalf of the government in an official capacity is covered by the rule on prior restraint. The concept of an “act” does not limit itself to acts already converted to a formal order or official circular. Otherwise, the non formalization of an act into an official order or circular will result in the easy circumvention of the prohibition on prior restraint. The press statements at bar are acts that should be struck down as they constitute impermissible forms of prior restraints on the right to free speech and press.
There is enough evidence of chilling effect of the complained acts on record.The warnings given to media came from no less the NTC, a regulatory agency that can cancel the Certificate of Authority of the radio and broadcast media. They also came from the Secretary of Justice, the alter ego of the Executive, who wields the awesome power to prosecute those perceived to be violating the laws of the land.
Ang tanong lang, matututo kaya si Gonzales sa nangyari? That we don't know. Pero me kasabihan: You can't teach old dogs with new tricks.
Sabagay, di naman aso si Gonzales. Pero yung kapitbahay ni Tikboy na si Aling Gloria, me aso na ang pangalan Raul. Kumahakol din yun lagi pero hindi sa may-ari. Lagi kasing binibigyan ni Aling Gloria ng buto si Raul, eh.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It is said that Jun Lozada asked the help of Malacanang para di siya humarap sa Senado. Baka daw kasi magsalita siya ng totoo. In response, people from the palace promised Lozada to bring him to London. Pero ng makaalis ang eroplano, ibinaba lang siya sa Hongkong. Nagtipid daw kasi ang Malacanang. To get even, Lozada went back to the Philippines and exposed what he knew.
Though this is just a joke, whispering spirits from Malacanang admit a grain of truth in the story. Dahil sa expose dati ni Gov. Ed Panlilio na binigyan siya ng half million, nalaman ng ibang kapartido ni GMA na un-equal pala ang hatian sa Malacanang. At dahil me mga hindi na masyadong nalalangisan, dumadami ang mga "wait and see". At dahil umagos ang pera sa panahon ng pagpapatalsik kay Speaker Jose De Venecia, pumintig ang mga puso at nabuhay ang mga dugo.
In simple terms, when money talks marami ang nakikinig. And money needs to flow steadily to keep the audience from going away. Ang problema, hindi ganun ka-steady ang source ng pera. Sooner or later, mauubos din ito. And it might be impossible to do another ZTE. Lalo pa ngayon na mapagbantay na ang mga tao at aktibo na rin ang media.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
According to Santiago, she was merely testing the credibility of Lozada. Lozada, though, did not deny and admitted Santiago's accusations, mea culpa. Which reminds me of her "I am sorry" speech during the elections for her "mistakes" in supporting Erap and the EDSA III. Just to aid Tikboy's memories, Santiago was the one who spoke during the EDSA III and called on the people to storm Malacanang. She was also famous for saying she will jump from the airplane if ever Erap will be ousted. But when her obligation to jump was due, she just said: I lied, hehehe.
Because of her "mistakes", she lost the 2001 Senatorial elections. Fearing another failure, she asked for an apology over the media and sided with Gloria Arroyo. The people forgave her ... and won.
But with her reactions at Lozada, it appears that she forgot her past mistakes. And she forgot that the people also gave her another chance -- that is, by re-electing her. Or maybe she was not really forgiven and she doesn't think it that way. It could be that she also cheated her way to the Senate so why entertain the idea of the voters forgiving her? As she laughingly admitted that she lied, she can also laughingly admit that she cheated during the elections -- that is, if there are evidences shot at her face. So why, indeed, should she think of being forgiven and return the favor by also giving others another chance?
Kung sabagay, ang lohika ni Miriam ay "once a thief, always a thief". If this is the case, she remains to be a liar as a liar is a thief of truth. And her apology is nothing but a pure politically-motivated activity to boost her campaign. And if the logic is indeed "once a thief, always a thief", her boss, GMA, is also guilty for stealing people's votes as the "Hello, Garci!" remains undisputed to this day.
O di ba?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Just this afternoon, at the Newsbeat in Net 25, Mickey Arroyo was interviewed on his withdrawal of support from Speaker of the House, Jose De Venecia. Arroyo forwarded two reasons: De Venecia's lack of transparency, and the Speaker's failure to push reforms in the lower house.
Pero teka, kung ito ang mga dahilan bakit pinipilit mag-resign si De Veneca, di ba ito rin ang mga dahilan sa pagpapatalsik sa ina ni Mickey na si Gloria? Bakit ambilis ngayong magturo ni Mickey ng bang tao eh ang mama niya mismo ganun din ang mga isyung binabato? In the issue of reforms, for instance, corruption is an all time high in the Philippines. Killings, disrespect for freedom of the press, freedom to air grievances and assemble, and lack of genuine anti-poverty and other economic and social reforms continue. In the same way, di pa rin natatapos ang isyu ng “Hello, Garci!”, ZTE, jueteng, smuggling, malversation of funds, liquified fertilizer scandal, ang P500,000 Malacanang payoffs, proper accounting of expenditures, sobrang biyahe, ang di pagbibigay pahintulot sa mga Cabinet members para magsalita sa Committee hearings sa Senado, etc., etc., etc., etc....
Kunsabagay, understandable naman si Mickey. Nanay niya si Gloria so why would he also withdraw his support from her. To consider, one of the reasons why he run for District Representative is to save her mother. And shifting the burden as well as the limelight to De Venecia is one way of realizing his objective.
Which reminds me of the Tammany Ring in the drawing pen of Thomas Nast. Tammany Ring is a sort of a mafia in the early 1900's in New York. All the persons involved have been pointing at each other as the corrupt official. Yun pala, lahat pala sila involved.##