Friday, October 31, 2008

Joke-joke Bolate

Jacky Chan's "Who Am I?" now has a Pinoy version in the story of Joke-joke... I mean, Joc-joc Bolante.

Tribune has also its own version in the story and it is entitled: Where Am I?

A copy of Tribune's cartoon appears below. All copyrights are Tribune's.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Double standards

When Arroyo's camp accused President Joseph Estrada of being corrupt and that he step down in that fateful January 2001, nobody called Arroyo nor the members of his camp as "seditious". But when Catholic Bishop Angel Lagdameo accused the Arroyo administration as corrupt and that sitting president should resign, loose tongue Secretary of (in)Justice Raul Gonzales fired at Lagdameo and accused the bishop of uttering seditious statements.

Ba't ganun?

Kung sabagay, kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan? The Arroyo camp is a fan of George Orwell at mahilig sila sa Orwellian double-talk defined as "saying one thing and meaning the other". So Mr. Bishop Lagdameo, when Gonzales says "seditious ang statements mo", you must praise the Lord dahil inaamin nila na talagang kurakot ang administrasyong Arroyo. Kung sinasabi rin nila na wala sa expertise ng mga pari ang pulitika, you should also praise the Lord dahil inaamin nila na magagaling kayo kaya nga hanggang ngayon, uphill battle pa rin ang kaso nila laban kay Pampanga Governor Father Ed. Panlilio.

Praise the Lord, Bishop?

Missing guns and Moscow scandal

Inquirer.Net notes:

Twenty firearms in the custody of the Quezon City General Services Office (GSO) have yet to be recovered nearly a month after these were reported missing.

Dito ata gagamitin ang spygears from Moscow na worth P6.9 million. Hindi kaya?

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But one thing funny, ba't kaya hindi titillating ang Moscow Scandal as opposed to the Makati Scandal, Olongapo Scandal, etc. na binebenta sa Quiapo?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mafia and de la Paz

When I was still struggling in my profession, and the world during the time of Tabako Ramos was still chaotic and uncertain, my mentor taught me the difference between a legitimate business man and a person involved in illegal business transactions. Sabi niya, ang legitimate businessman ay mahahalata mo dahil kung makipag-usap yan it's either in cash or in cheque. Pero kung nakikipag-deal siya using cash at laging makapal ang bulsa, it's either that he is a mafiosi or a yakuza.

Does this confirm na may mafia nga diyan sa loob ng gobyerno? And De la Paz is a mafiosi?

If RETIRED PNP comptroller Eliseo De la Paz is in an official mission (which is amazing kasi nga retired na siya), he should be carrying cheques and other bank notes. Besides, the Philippine Government uses cheques in paying its transactions. Si Mang Impong nga na sanlibo lang ang sinisingil sa gobyerno kailangan pang sumuot sa butas ng karayom makasingil lang at makuha ang tseke niya. And we are talking here of millions? Ano to, tulad ng expose ni Panlilio with regards the cash gift? O baka cash gift din yun na dala ni De la Paz?

Peace, men! Peace!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Paz for peace or Paz for trouble?

"Paz" or "pax" means "peace". But with the Russian imbroglio, it appears that pass will be re-translated in the Philippines as "trouble" as Eliseo dela Paz, former PNP official, will be facing probes in the Senate and the Ombudsman.

Pero teka, why naman? Eh nagdala lang naman siya ng pera sa Russia worth P6.9 million as contingency fund cum cash advance? Ang mga banko nga billions pa ang mga pinag-uusapan at inililipat sa iba-ibang bansa, di ba? Eh may banko naman ata na pag-aari si dela Paz... meron ba?

Pero kung may banko si De la Paz, siguradong Land Bank yun o kaya PNB. Yun kasi ang banko ng gobyerno. Kay dela Paz na ba yun?

Pero wait, may banko o wala, bakit P6.9 million? Magtatayo ba ng mga day care centers sa Moscow? Kung P6.9 million at ang bawat day care center ay P300,000, marami-rami yun. Sa bayan nga ni Onyo, P24,000 me day care center na. Gawa sa pawid nga lang. Kung sabagay, ok lang yun. Teka, saang rehiyon ba sa Pilipinas ang Moscow? At bakit andun si De la Paz? Siya ba ang bago nating Cabinet Secretary? Kung hindi man, siya ba ang governor o mayor ng isa sa mga bayan dun?

Crazy!

Kung sabagay, De la Paz claims he has nothing to hide. Tama naman kaya nga na-expose ang P6.9 million di ba? So let us wait for the Ombudsman and the Senate muna. Sana di ma-PAZwash, i mean ma-hog-wash ang mga imbestigasyon. At sana ang mga taong bayan tulad din ng motto ni Mike Enriquez ang iniisip: Hindi namin kayo tatantanan!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Pacquiao or "pakyaw"?

In a way, Cong. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan De Oro is implying that Manny Pacquiao is going into commercialization. If the Pacman-Golden Boy fight pushes through, Rodriguez said: The way I see it, this is only money for Manny Pacquiao.

If pera-pera lang yan kay Manny, so what? It's his fight anyway. Ba't di niyo na lang tutukan pag-gawa ng batas. The people are not paying you to make pakialam sa buhay ng may buhay...

Pero teka... ano ba itong report na "GAB chairman Eric Buhain said the board made a resolution stating its position against the fight, when it learned of the fight scheduled in December."? Why, is Pacquiao under the supervision of GAB? Hmmmnnnn :-?

Worse, me dagdag pang statement na ganito si Buhain: Alam po naman natin Pacquiao is a national treasure and we want to ensure his safety.

Helleourrrrrr???????

National treasure si Pacquiao? Yamasita treasure? And , concern sa safety? Bakit yung mga athlete natin na under ng GAB kulang sa safety? At yung mga workers na covered dapat ng GAB kulang din sa safety?

It seems that these people receiving the taxpayers' money as salaries are misled. Can you please go back to your manual of operations and look into your functions? Baka nasusulat man lang diyan...