Monday, December 26, 2011

Dark Thoughts and Twisted Minds

Shakespeare's Richard III
And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time
Into this breathing world scarce half made up,

...  And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,
By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, 

Nope. The above words are not the musings of a Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino the Third. Students of Shakespeare could easily recognize the lines are part of Act One, Scene One of "The Tragedy of King Richard The Third."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

House for Sale

The United States of America is still reeling from the economic disaster brought about by the credit crunch that resulted to record number of houses foreclosed. This housing crisis not only stripped many American families of their houses as those who were able to keep theirs are stunned as they see the value of their houses plummeted. Worse even at their historical low prices, there were hardly any buyers.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sense and Sensibility

Screen shot of Valerie Conception's tweets
As rescuers are having a hard time searching for still missing bodies . . .

As relief goods are hard to come by and arrive in trickle amount . . .

As Mindanaoans affected by Sendong are trying to pick up the pieces of their ravaged lives . . .

As many Iliganons and Cagayanons are mourning the loss of family members . . .

Noynoy Aquino was having a great time last night at the PSG Christmas Party in Malacanang!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weather-Weather Lang Yan

Sendong dumped 50 mm/hr of rainfall 
Makes me wonder what kind of preparation the government did on Sendong. As early as Monday last week regional directors of OCD from Regions VI to XII were sent back to their respective offices. They were not able to attend the agency's Xmas party last Friday so they can have time to prepare for Sendong. The amount of destruction and number of lives lost speak of an inferior disaster response management system.

One of the things that can get into Noynoy Aquino's nerve is critique of his zero-casualty disaster management program, if there is even one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On Shaky Grounds

SC Chief Magistrate Renato Corona
The railroaded impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona is but the culmination point. No matter how hard Malacanang deny having any part on the Impeach Corona move, the truth is too glaring to be dismissed.

We all know how Aquino himself, personally laid the groundwork that led to the indespicable action of ravenous and pork-crazed members of Congress. Didn't Aquino on at least two occasions, pointed to Corona as the remaining stumbling block to his much-hyped yet empty "tuwid na daan?"

Isn't it much of a coincidence that following his attack on Corona his minions in Congress held a secret meeting at the house of Rep. Boyet Gonzales to discuss the draft impeachment complaint against Corona they will pass around to congressmen to sign. The caucus called by Speaker Belmonte last Monday was a mere cover-up for the Gonzales resident covert meeting last weekend.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OPLAN: Put Little Girl to Sleep

Different reactions to OPLAN: Put Little Girl to Sleep.

PeNoy: Work of fiction. (Still living in your own fictional world?)

Robredo: We will investigate. (Aba at bakit? Solved na ba ang Luneta massacre?)

AFP: We have no intelligence report supporting the claim. (Sir the military has lost whatever intelligence remains of it.)

Enrile: This is not to be taken lightly and should be investigated. (Ag biag ti Ilocano! We love you Senate President!)

Mahal: Tika . . . tika . . . batit naman aku nasali dyan??!!

Olarte:  I'm sure we have Filipino doctors who can do this.

Efal Krissy: Excuse me lang ha – baby boy si Bimby ko at hindi baby girl! (F*ck off biatch!)

Gobernadora: If that is true then I think our 2011 GDP will hit 8%. (isa ngang smile dyan gobernadora.)

Secretary Mar: P*tang ina! Di nga?!! (If you’re looking for one look no farther! hihihi)

De Lima: Oink! Oink!

Drilon: Mas OINK! OINK!!

Sen. Pangilinan: NOTED!!

Dinky Soliman:  OMG!  Little girl?  I will make sure that DSWD will look into this.

Feminists:  Little girl?!!  Babae na naman??  Makibaka!!!  Wag matakot!

Dagul:  Yes!  Ligtas ako!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Creeping Martial Law

Is Noynoy a dictator in the making?
This week is proving to be an exciting one. For the first time, a possibility of a full-blown Constitutional crisis is looming. It starting with the expressed desire of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to seek medical services outside the country after three bone surgeries. Legally there's no impediment to her right to travel.

The Supreme Court decided to grant the Arroyo couples a temporary restraining order against their inclusion in the watch list order (WLO), thereby barring them to leave the country. Despite the SC TRO, de Lima stood firm on her decision that the WLO stands.

Sec. de Lima is at the risk of facing contempt charges (and even disbarment). But we all know that she is merely following Noynoy Aquino's strict and specific orders. If there's one thing Aquino wants to get done, it is seeing the former president behind bars. The marching orders have been given and are being followed to the letter.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Reply to a Raissa Robles' blog post

Earlier my attention was called on a post on Raissa Robles' blog. You can view the said post here.

In the interest of fairness and setting some things straight I made a comment on the post. As of the writing of this blog post my comment is still awaiting moderation. As a staunch advocate of press freedom, I believe that Raissa will have my comment approved for posting.

Below is more or less my comment on Raissa's blog post:

The title of this blog post is utterly misleading. Let me point out why.

a. You imputed that GMA stopped someone from leaving the country by issuing her WLO.

But didn't your interview with former Sec. Gonzales says otherwise? It was clear from his answer that it is the Justice secretary who exercise discretion on who to place under WLO. Atty. Yogie Martirizar was placed under WLO during the time of Sec. Gonzales. Isn't it conspicuous that you did not ask him the case of that former election officer?

b. You gave an impression that GMA used Circular No. 18 (as Circular No. 41 is non-existent then) to persecute someone. You gave your readers the impression that GMA or at least her DOJ used the power to place someone under WLO arbitrarily especially against her political enemies (though this inference of yours is discrete and implicit).

But who exactly is Atty. Yogie Martirizar? She was an election officer in Maguindanao that was charged by Sen. Koko Pimentel as among those involved in dagdag-bawas. Now tell me who between Koko Pimentel and Atty. Martirizar do you consider as GMA ally? Certainly not the former and yet the senator was the beneficiary of the latter being placed under WLO.

If GMA made an attempt to bail out Atty. Martirizar from the WLO so that she can escape from the complaint that then-opposition leader Koko Pimentel filed against her that would be the only time that GMA can be accused of favoring against her political enemy.

c. You tried to draw the similarity between of the circumstances of GMA and Atty. Martirizar being placed under WLO.

Aren't you guilty of intellectual dishonesty on this regard? As one of those interested in uncovering the so called election fraud of 2007 you ought to know that there is a pending complaint against Atty. Martirizar filed by Sen. Pimentel before the COMELEC- EO Case No. 07-138.

Atty. Martirizar is expected to appear before the COMELEC to answer the complaint against her. But since COMELEC even as it convenes en banc as a quasi-judicial body still does not wield the power to issue WLO as this only resides on competent courts like the RTC.

It is in this case that Dept. Circular No. 18 was applied to ensure that tnere will be no miscarriage of justice and that the electoral complaint against Atty. Martirizar will proceed.

The fact that not many are not familiar with this case means that GMA did not intervene. Otherwise we'd be hearing lot of noises from the opposition.

Yes, both GMA and Atty. Martirizar are under WLO but that's where the similarity ends. The latter has a pending case before the COMELEC but not a single case was filed against GMA.

d. Another similarity that GMA and Atty. Martirizar you tried to infer is the nature of their disease.

This one I so doubt. I will only believe that Yogie is suffering from the same illness that of GMA if I can take a look at her medical abstract. I'm sure that doctor-patient confidentiality will not be entered as an excuse because they've already presented such medical abstract to the Bureau of Immigration as part of the evidence of her petition to be taken out of the WLO as she has to undergo a medical procedure that can only be done abroad

If Yogie is suffering from the delibitating illness then how come she looks fine when she and Radam appeared before the media when they were presented as new state witnesses on the election fraud issue?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Aquino Cojuangco: Facts They Don’t Want You To Know video

Gen. Antonio Luna
Around the same time that cyber rally dubbed as "Rally ng Bayan" was in progress a video on the Aquino and Cojuangco clanss circulated in the Internet. And in no time at all the Youtube video went viral in Facebook, particularly in the numerous anti-Noynoy Aquino groups and pages. Bloggers went frantic and featured the video in their sites. And the video found its way into popular online communities.

The video entitled "Aquino Cojuangco: Facts They Don’t Want You To Know" was produced and uploaded to Youtube by PinoyMonkeyPride Productions. Opening credit states that the video was created by one Baron Buchokoy.

Friday, November 4, 2011

First Cyber Rally Against Noynoy Aquino

A logo used by cyber rallyists
Earlier today hundreds of Netizens participated in the first ever cyber rally against Noynoy Aquino. The cyber rally coincided with Aquino's live online interview that was arranged by Youtube in cooperation with local media outfit ANC.,

Particpants in the cyber rally "occupied" official pages of Noynoy Aquino and ANC 24/7 posted non-stop reacting and commenting on Aquino's answers in the interview. Some pro-Aquino Facebook users tried to answered back but the number of the cyber rallyists simply overwhelmed them.

Among the issues that were brought up by the cyber rallyists are justice for soldiers that were killed in Al-Barka, agrarian reform and distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farmers, massacres under the two Aquino regimes, deterioration of peace and order and rising poverty.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rally ng Bayan

Invitation poster for virtual rally of anti-Noynoy Aquino forces

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On Krissy's Appointment

Presidential sister Kris Aquino
Now it's official - Kris Aquino is the newest honorary patron of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) after she accepted and signed her appointment.

The much-hyped appointment started when Presidential Adviser Sec. Ronald Llamas mentioned it during his press conference concerning the issue on the high-powered gun seen in his van that figured in an accident somewhere along Commonwealth Avenue. Of course, when Llamas enthusiastically volunteered the information regarding the appointment many thought that it was a feeble and shameless attempt to cover-up his ass.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Disarming the Church

The on-going Senate hearing on the controversial donation of PCSO to some Catholic bishops is an evidence that the current Malacanang occupant is determined on its all-out war against the Catholic Church. And Noynoy Aquino and his horde of yellow army has stacked ammos of smears and lies fired against the bold Church.

Never in its long history has the Philippine Catholic Church been subjected to such direct assault. The ferocity with which the Aquino regime is devouring the institution surely makes the Marcos dictatorship look tame and benevolent. Why, not even the Marcoses never had the gall to antagonize even more the Church that never waiver on its opposition to the dictatorship.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Marcos Question

When he was alive Ferdinand Marcos was feared and despised. Now that he is dead, Marcos become a pawn in the sickening and disgusting game of necro-politics.

A specter is haunting the Philippines - the specter of former president Marcos.  The yellow zombies that are now in power, the economic oligarchs and the opportunist leftists have entered an unholy alliance but not to exorcise Marcos' ghost.  They intend to ruthlessly use Marcos, or should I say what remains of him, to protect their interests and to get whatever their bidding is.

Isn't it suspicious that issue of whether the late president should be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani suddenly hits the headlines?  The timing is perfect.  Noynoy Aquino is hell-bent in postponing the elections in Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.  Noynoy couldn't contain the itch to get rid of the electoral process and exercise his supposed legitimate power to appoint.  Noynoy's appointees will hold office for more or less 2 years until 2013.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blunder! Blunder! Blunder!

Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that we are what we repeatedly do.  Now we are getting more acquainted to the sloppy way that the present administration does everything.

First, it was the executive order that unnecessarily sowed fear and confusion among career officers.

The Lessons Begin

It's been more than a year since the last presidential election.  Amid both optimism for fresh start and doubts on how the votes were counted, Noynoy Aquino was declared winner and sworn into office as successor to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Noynoy's last name has that political pedigree that makes it easier for one to win a Philippine election.  Prior to being elected into the presidencyNoynoy held legislative positions for 12 years.  But because of his lacklusteror should I say, boring stint as legislatorNoynoy will always be no more than just the son of former president Cory Aquino.

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