Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Congressman of God or Congressman of the Philippine Government?

It was shocking to listen to the league of Congressmen like Manny Pacquiao and Pablo Garcia do the interpellation against the RH Bill. They have been quoting and quoting God and the Bible and religion and the Catholic faith to prove the RH Bill proponents wrong. And, with a stroke of devilish art, cut the crap out of the RH Bill proponents saying: "You are allergic to God" or, "you need to face excommunication".

Well, the actions of these anti-RH Bill legislators reflects well those of their constituencies to the point of "punching pro-RH bill supporters" and calling the latter stupid. But who's stupid, anyway?

Worse, these God- and Bible-quoting blabbers seem to have a different God and a Bible or are ignorant on what they are talking about. Kung sabagay, little knowledge is dangerous, di ba Manang Brenda? Otherwise, they would have learned that the real God listens to reasons, gives due process, and does not judge easily. If they read the Bible that they are quoting, they could have found out in Genesis Chapter 3 that after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God asked: "Where are you?" Adam replied that he is naked so he hid but God said: “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” -- meaning, the real Biblical God, albeit all-knowing, still listens to reasons. Hence, if the Biblical God listens to reasons and the anti-RH supporters say they consider God as their model and that they follow their God, then they must have a different God.

But of course, whoever or whatever one's God is is nobody's concern and is not the issue. The issue here is the RH Bill particularly on whether it should be passed or not. And since passing it involves a legal process, then let that process go. And since those who will approve it are legislators elected by the people of the Philippines, then let these legislators act as legislators of the Philippines. If they wanted to act as legislators of the Catholic Church or their God whoever it is, then they have no business in the Congress because the Congress is for the passage of laws of men and not of God. As Jesus the Christ clearly puts it: Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.

Ano Tikboy, malinaw ba?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Merci: Thou shalt not steal but big!

Former Ombudsman Merciditas Gutierrez felt vindicated with the latest Sandiganbayan ruling approving the plea bargaining agreement with Gen. Carlos Garcia. According to her, the ruling is “an acknowledgment that we have not been remiss in our duty to protect the interest of the government and the Filipino people.

 Gutierrez further said that the ruling “is consistent with the position taken by our special prosecutors that the plea bargain agreement is legal, regular and aboveboard, otherwise it will not be approved by the graft court.

Kakatuwa naman si Merci. It appears that she is so happy with the way things are going and at the same time treating the Filipinos as stupid. Kung ang treatment mo talaga sa trabaho ng Ombudsman ay makipagtawaran, what's the use of having an Ombudsman? Daming nagtatawaran sa mga tiyangge. Ikalawa, Kung ninakawan ka ng P400, happy na ba dapat tayo kung ang maibabalik lang ay P200? If that is the case, ini-encourage natin ang mga magnanakaw na kumuha ng marami at makipag-plea bargaining agreement na lang sa kalahati. If that is the case, then tama pala ang sinasabing amendment ng 10 Commandments: Thou shalt not steal BUT BIG!

Or it is she that's stupid?Kung ano siyempre ang target mo, yun din ang mararating mo. Simpleng input-output logic. Kung ano ang dineposito mo sa banko, yun din ang makukuha mo. So dahil ang hiningi nila sa Sandigan ay approval ng plea bargain, at ang lahat ng ebidensiya na inihanda ay nakatuon lang dun, then siyempre yun din ang ibibigay ng Sandigan. Again, simpleng input-output logic. But if that is the case, why do we still need an Ombudsman na masyadong limited mag-isip?

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Lito Lapid is Geronimo

It appears that the US Navy SEALS has been mistaken. The real Geronimo is not in Pakistan but in the Philippines. Here's the proof:

This gives the US Indians no reason to cry foul. Di ba?