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Pnoy, Mirriam, Pugante Napoles, at iba pa

Sumuko na ang PUGANTENG si Janet Lim-Napoles! Yan ang breaking news sa halos lahat ng media outlets sa Pinas kanina.

Wow! Galeng! Finally, ang Most Wanted Fugitive (PUGANTE) na may patong sa ulo na PHP10 billion pork este reward na sampung milyong piso (mula limang milyong piso), ay sumurender na.

Kanino? Sa taong may pinakamataas na pwesto sa gobyerno ng Pinas, si Pnoy.

Bakit kay Pnoy? Kasi si Bishop Tagle, dedma lang. Ang sabi nga nya, “Alam nyo mas maganda pa, magpa-litrato na lang tayo.

Kaya, parang gusto ko nang maniwala sa sinabi (daw) ni Napoles, “Hawak ko ang gobyerno ng Pinas.”

Imagine, ang tindi talaga ng koneksyon ni Napoles, abot sa palasyo, sa Pangulo pa sya sumuko.  Iba talaga kapag may P10.00 bilyones na itinatagong pork. At tila yata,  inihatid (???) pa ni Pnoy si Napoles sa Camp Crame.

Kung sabagay, di rin nalilihis ang ganitong sitwasyon kasi sabi ni Pnoy, ‘Kayo ang boss ko.

Si Janet Lim-Napoles ay Pinoy kaya sya ay Boss rin ni Pnoy.

O di ba?

BUTt, if I were Pnoy (unfortunately, di ako si Pnoy.  bayani lang ako. lol), I would ask ordinary folks from the so-called informal settlers and let Napoles surrender to them in their place. MAS OKAY KUNG DOON SA BAHAY NG INFORMAL SETTLERS SA ILALIM NG TULAY! 

Wag na ninyo akong tanungin kung bakit?

Teka ang warrant of arrest pala ni Napoles  ay para sa kasong “serious illegal detention,” Ang kaso para sa “PLUNDER o PANDARAMBONG” ay  later pa lang daw ayon sa kanya. lol

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Photo credit: James Sarmiento

Sumuko na si Napoles!  Yan ang breaking news kanina sa Pinas.

Ang tanong, bakit ngayon lang?

Sa wari ko, plantsado na ang script.  Makatotohanan na ang rehearsals sa workshop, memoryado na mga linya at dayalogo, handa na rin ang bida, kontra-bida at ekstra ganon din ang entablado at ang mga props

Lights, camera, action!

Welcome to the 2013 series of The Philippines Never-ending Story Part (n)x! – Ang walang Hanggang Nakawan at Lokohan.

Ang huling eksena sa serye na ito na pinag-iisipan pa, To be forgotten or to continued: SASAMPULAM BA o HNDI? Makukulong ba sya at sila?

PAHABOL:

Sabi ni Mirriam, ang politics ay isang salita na binubuo ng dalawang pantig (syllable):
poli = many
tics = blood sucking parasites

Mirriam does politics and she belongs to it .
so
Miirriam is one of the many blood sucking parasites.

LOL.

Paunawa:  Kung sa palagay mo ay walang kwenta ang post na ito, mag-iwan ka ng iyong bakas o bayolenteng reaksyon sa ibaba nito. Salamat po.

Why did Kaiju, the monster in Pacific Rim poop in Manila?

Kaiju Pooped in Manila - Pacific Rim

Kaiju poopin in Manila.

On Good Friday, March 29,2013, ABS-CBN posted this news – Netizens on Pacific Rim’ photo: Why dirty Manila?

Part of the news says, “A still from Hollywood movie “Pacific Rim” showing a pile of sea monster excrement in Manila has again awakened indignation from Filipinos online, who say filmmakers abroad should stop focusing on the “ugly” side of the Philippines.”

As usual, the Pinoys are always ready to say their piece and defend the mother land, Holy week man o hindi.

As for me, I was only wondering about the reason or reasons why Kaiju poopped in Manila.

So,  what are my thoughts on why Kaiju ‘excremented’ (may ganito bang word? – lol) in Manila?

I could only think of two.

Kaiju drank the polluted water of Manila Bay. Gusto nya ‘OXYGINATED’ or ‘HYDROGENATED’ water. may ganon? lol

Kaiju swallowed MORE thrash than he could imagine. NAIMPATSO.  Although NOT surprised about the chances of swallowing plastic and other trash, Kaiju was amazed at the volume of thrash and by the way Pinoys destroyed Manila Bay and our seas.

Napikon sya kasi hindi nya akalain na sasagutin nya si Manny Villar – Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura? YAK!

He met with some Pinoy politicians and officials.  The pinoy politicians and officials told Kaiju that if he wants to stay in Manila, he must pay them ca$h or in kind (tons of precious metals) through their brokers outside the Philippines. When Kaiju violently refused, the pinoy politicians and officials simply asked for a photo ops. The pinoy politicians and officials thought that being with Kaiju is a the BIGGEST and BEST pogi point  they could ever have. The Pinoy media(s) and those other(s) looking for ‘sensation‘ on Holy week would be all over them and their faces with Kaiju could be seen everywhere. PerPek!

He saw the real faces of the EPALs and the trapos. He could not stomach their ITSURA in the  posters and tarpaulins posted everywhere in the streets of Manila. 

Oh, I am sorry, I thought I had only two.

LOL.

Pinoy, Kailan Ka Matututo?

Kahapon, kausap ko ang aking kaopisina. Di sya Pinoy.

May itinanong sya sa akin. Hindi ako nakasagot. Natulala, sapagkat hiyang-hiya ako. HinDi dahil may ginawa akong masama o ano mang bagay na magpapababa sa pagkatao ko bilang Pinoy.

Ang dahilan, basura.

Tama po. Basurang nagkalat. Basurang itinapon na lang sa kung saan. Basurang inanod ng baha dahil sa bagyong Gener. Basurang mula sa iba’t-ibang lugar, namasyal, napilitang manood ng paglubog ng araw sa isang bahagi ng seawall sa Roxas Boulevard. Tone-toneladang basura na lumabas sa balita at  nakunan ng larawan.

Source: ABS-CBN

Ito, kumakalat sa buong mundo via internet. Ito ang basurang nakita ng aking kaopisina. Ito ang basurang itinanong nya sa akin. Ito ang basurang nagdulot ng aking kahihiyan bilang Pinoy.

Matagal-tagal na hindi ako nakakaranas ng ganitong kahihiyan. Matagal-tagal na rin na di ako natatamimi.

Kahapon lang ulit.

Kaya, muli, ang utak kong matagal-tagal ng di nagtatatanong at nagiisip, bigla na lang napuno ng mga tanong. Pakiwari ko, bigla na lang itong nagasgas dahil sa basura.

Naiinis ako. NapiPikon. Bwisit talaga!  Sino?  Sila! Mga gago at tanga!

May mga sinabi at karanasan na muli bumalik sa aking isipan.

Ang sabi ni Kulas.

ang siste, ang mga pinoy kung nasa ibang bansa, marunong magtapon ng basura sa tamang lugar, pag nasa pinas, bahala na si batman.

Tama si Kulas.

Kasi minsan, nakita ko ang mukha sa binanggit ni Kulas. Tawagin na lang natin sya na, ang matino na gago at tangang pinoy.”

Pauwi ako sa Pinas noon. May nakasabay ako. Mapino ang kanyang kilos, malinis ang anyo, maayos ang bihis, kagalang-galang ang dating. Sa boarding area ng Changi Airport, habang naghihintay, kumain muna sya ng chocolate. Unti-unti,  naubos ang mamahaling tsokolate.

Malumanay na  uminom ng tubig.

Pagkatapos  ibalik ang bottled water sa kanyang leather bag,  tumayo, luminga-linga, may hinahanap.

Basurahan. Garbage bin.

Pero wala. Wala syang nakitang basurahan na malapit sa kinatatayuan nya.

Habang umuupo, dahan-dahan nyang itinupi ang wrapper, maingat na isinuksok sa isa sa bulsa ng kanyang magara, kulay itim at tila mamahaling coat. Kinuha ang iPad. Nagbasa.

“Cool. Tunay kang pinoy kabayan!,” yan ang naisip ko. Napangiti ako at napahanga sa kanyang ginawa.

Pag dating sa Pinas, hinubad ang magarang itim na coat, Kinapa-kapa ang bulsa, may dinukot. At bago sumakay sa mamahaling sasakyan na sumusundo sa kanya, ang wrapper ng tsokolate na iningatan at ibinulsa sa magara nyang coat, itinapon na lang basta sa kalsada. Hindi man lang sya nagpatumpik-tumpik o lumingon-lingon pa katulad ng ginawa nya doon sa airport ng Singapore.

Humarurot ang sasakyan. Para bagang sinasabi nya, “I’m back to where I belong! My one and unli beloved Philippines.”

Ang wrapper naman, natangay ng hangin, “OMG! He just dumped me in the street. Shit! This is it!  Welcome to the Philippines!

***

Basura! Basura! Basura!

May taong matino.
May taong gago.
May tao ring tanga.
Sa kaso ng tone-toneladang basura
na naanod sa Roxas Boulevard
malinaw na
mas marami ang gago at tanga.

Kung ikaw ang isa
sa napakaraming gago at tanga
Sensya na
Kailangan kong sabihin ito
Dapat napasama ka na
sa mga naanod na basura.

Di kita sinisisi
Dahil wala nang silbi
Lalo na kung gago at tanga ka.
Basura! Basura! Basura!
Mas masahol ka pa sa basura.

PHL Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona

How low can he go?

Di ko alam.  Ikaw alam mo ba?

Pansamantala, isasantabi ko muna na  sya ay midnight appointee ni Gloria. Di ko rin gaano pinag-uukulan ng pansin ang kanyang mga properties, pag pabor diumano kay Gloria Arroyo at marami pang iba. Sa ngayon ito ang gusto kong sabihin.

Ngayong tumatakbo na ang Impeachment trial ni CJ Corona, lalong lumilinaw ang ilan sa mga aspeto ng pagkatao ng Chief Justice.

Ang pagkaalam ko, si Justice Corona ay di isang pulitiko at tulad ng sinsasabi nya na dapat ang rule of law ang mangigibababaw. Tama lang di ba?

PERO, kaninang umaga, malinaw na sa akin na sya ay katulad na rin ng mga pulpol na pulitiko natin. Ang takbo ng kanyang pananalita ay lubhang taliwas sa kanyang position. Malamang, napanood at napakinggan din ninyo sya kanina. At ang mga sinabi nya ay madali lang intidihin, di na kailangang dumugo ang ilong at di na rin kailangan pang pag isipan pa.

From ABS-CBN News

He cited 3 who allegedly want him removed from office because of their supposed hidden agendas.

He said the first person wanted to stop the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita to landless farmers in Tarlac. He earlier accused Malacanang, especially the President’s allies at the Liberal Party, of planning his ouster from office after the Supreme Court decided to distribute to the farmers the sugar estate in Tarlac.

He said he is also a roadblock to a person “who really wants to be vice-president but lost in the election in 2010.” He did not name the LP’s vice-presidential bet, Mar Roxas, who lost in 2010 to Jejomar Binay.

Finally, he said he is opposed to a person whose ambition is to become chief justice.

“Sila pong tatlo ang nagsasabwatan para mapatalsik ako sa pwesto,” he said.

Of course, pwedeng sabihin na tao lang si CJ Corona. At bilang tao, tumpak na sabihin na sya ay nasasaktan din at dapat lang na sya ay lumaban at ipagtanggol ang kanyang pagkatao at dignidad.

Wala akong problema doon. Pero dapat nating pansinin, hangga ngayon ay di pa rin sya nag pa file ng leave of absence sa Supreme Court. Ibig sabihin, ang bawat kilos at mga bibitiwan nyang mga salita ay hindi bilang si “Corona” kundi bilang isang SC Chief Justice Corona.

At dahil dyan, karapat-dapat ba o hindi sa isang punong mahistrado na personal maglahad sa publiko ng isang conspiracy theory at mag akusa ng mga tao? Di ba ang mga ganitong pananalita ay sa bibig lang ng isang mamamayan na di tinaguriang Supreme Court Chief Justice na laging binabanggit ang Rule of Law? Di ba dapat ang kayang disposisyon bilang mahistrado ay mas mataas kumpara sa isang tagapag-ulat ng tsismis o katulad ng isang pulpol na pulitiko na kahit ano sasabihin basta nakaharap sa mikropono?

Kaninang umaga din, inisa-isa nya ang mga properties na pag-aari nya. Tama nga siguro, pero di ba, nagrereklamo sya sa ginawa ng prosecutors sa pagsisiwalat ng mga inpormasyong ito? Bakit ganon? Kung sana ipinakita na nya ang kanyang SALN sa publiko eh di sana malinaw na ito.

Di ko tuloy mapigilan na mag isip, meron ba o walang SALN ang Chief Justice? Ano ba ang nandoon at magkano ba talaga ang kanyang Net worth?

Sa bagong telenovelang ito, bagaman umaasa ako na lalong lilinaw ang ilang aspeto sa usaping ito tungkol kay CJ Corona,  paulit-ulit din namang bumabalik sa aking isipan ang mga tanon na ito.

Si CJ Corona ba ay isang pulitiko o isang Chief Justice?

Ang paglalahad ba ng isang conspiracy theory at pag akusa sa ilang mga tao ay kasama sa tinatawag ni CJ Corona na rule of law? Is that how the mind of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court works?

O katulad lang ba talaga sya ng kanyang benefactor na si Gloria Arroyo?

Is this how low the Chief Justice of the Philippines can go? O mas bababa pa sa pag usad ng impeachment trial?

Abangan sa susunod na kabanta.

Note:  Kung naguluhan ka sa sinasabi ko dito, pasensya na pero salamat kasi umabot ka dito, sa dulo.

The gang of thieves or a bunch of schoolyard bullies?

This keeps me wondering for a while today. You have seen and heard the news.  It was loud and clear – Officials of the Aquino administration barred the Arroyos from leaving the country.

And typical of the televenovelas that we Pinoys have had to endure or enjoy for years, the bida and the kontrabida are doing what they are supposed to do – ACT. The carefully worded statements on media (of course) directed at us viewers, delivered with so much passion and great emotion, perhaps to gain sympathy or empathy (look, I am pitiful baby.), to raise our emotions, to tickle our brain cells, just in case they do function that way (hahahaha) are pasted everywhere and we are now in it, amused or otherwise, watching the shift of fortunes, just like in the Gulong ng palad.

As it was then and as it is now, it is very clear that everything changes. The then powerful family who stayed in power for nearly nine years (or more) is just like the many  men that lived, died and had fallen (including Manny Pacquiao although not dead yet. lol) and as always, at a certain point, had to struggle as  tricks usually ran short hence,  losing invincibility is a certainty. With it, comes the realization (I just assume,) that being in that powerful tower of power  is just a temporary cloak that covers human frailties, change,  good or bad has to take its place.

Perhaps, the gods went crazy and the universe conspired,  set the condition for harvesting what  has been sown.  Probably this is a simple case of karma, the ‘basura mo babalik sa yo’  thing or simply, that which they normally say, ‘what goes around comes around.’ After all, there is a shape called circle and in it, there is always an angle or place where every turn of events  are happening or where it is bound to happen. At this point, a 360-degree turn is at full view of everyone.

Life is good and life could be a piece of shit and it always depends on which situation one is  in. Being in any of that circumstance is either a poetic justice or simply an irony of being alive. Again, just like in most telenovelas, the tensions always build up, much more intense than the previous one because the actors changed roles. Sa dami ng mga manunulat at style ng pagsulat ng istorya, ang bida noon ay nagiging kontrabida ngayon and vice versa.

So what?

Okay, let me.

Let me just focus on one of the main characters of this unfolding telenovela. The one who is at the thick of the airport scene? The one who is now in the frame of your screen? The one guy who is GMA’s light and shining armor? That one you either love or hate but could not be named.

The man.

And because he is the man of the moment, let us dwell on what he is barking about at this point. Forget the props and the hullaballoo. Let us zero-in to that one piece of shit that this guy has just said. That one that caught my attention and that is:

Aquino gov’t ‘a bunch of schoolyard bullies

As it is or as it was (whatever), I remember one good statement that was said long time ago which my brain could not remember who ever said it and it goes this way, ‘They are the gang of thieves!

Now, we are presented with two interesting if not compelling lines from one of the actors of this ongoing high drama brought to you by the Philippines Never Ending Story Productions and from the guy who I could not remember.

The BIG question in my mind for which I hope you would help me find a good answer is:  Which do you prefer?

The gang of thieves or a bunch of schoolyard bullies.

I’d like to assume that your answer is as good as mine – Nothing! But then, we’ve been through this situation (choosing the lesser evil) several times in the past, so, just,

Tell me.

****

Another piece of **** I heard on TV the other day:  “Yong ibang tao, nagtalukbong lang, nakaalis ng bansa. Yong ibang tao naman, kung anu ano na ang pinaggagawa, di makaalis alis ng bansa.” – Banana Split.  LOL

Earth Hour 2011: At 8:30 P.M., Tonight, I Will

Tonight,
I’ll celebrate with you.
I’ll turn off the light.
For an hour or so
You and I,
Will do it again together
Just like the way we’ve done it
Many nights before.
In the dark, with a lamp or just a candlelight
We will reconnect and experience
The simple joys we have long ignored.
Feel the air that touches us.
See the moon or the stars that shine above us.
Watch the moths bask in that same candlelight.
Perhaps snap and scratch just a little lit
As mosquito bites and sucks or sips our blood.
And knowing that we can share and do it for an hour
And still be, in every seconds of that 60 minutes
Its simplicity,  maybe a magical moment for the rest of us
To SEE THE LIGHT.
We will,
Tonight.

March 26, 2011, Tonight @ 8:30 till 9:30, You and I will.
Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011, I will!

All about bleeding noses

Ayon sa balita na napanood ko sa TV at nabasa ko sa ABS-CBN website – Erap rushed to hospital due to nose-bleeding:
MANILA, Philippines – Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada was rushed to the hospital on Sunday afternoon because of profuse nose-bleeding.
His wife, former senator and doctor Luisa “Loi” Estrada said there is no cause for worry.
In an interview with ANC, she said: “There’s nothing to worry about. Nagkaroon lang ng parang gasgas. His nose bled, that’s it.”
She said doctors are now checking what caused the lesion “but there’s no mass, so it’s okay.”
It was Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Jr. who rushed the former president to the hospital.
Many years back, an equally old comedian and noon-time TV show host had this joke on national TV:
Question: Papaano mo malalaman o masasabi na matanda na ang isang bading?
Answer: Kapag dumudugo na ang kanyang ilong (nose-bleeding)
Question: Bakit?
Answer: Kase, yon na lang ang masikip eh. LOL
Hey hey hey. Don’t look at me that way! I am just telling you stories that I have seen and heard on TV.
Peace! Happy Monday to all.

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