Monday, October 13, 2008

Criminals are criminals

It’s good to be back! I’ve been staying in my closet for quite some time, now it’s time to come out and play.

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that high-profile prisoners need special quarters separate from common criminals.

“It is a difficult situation to mix them up with the other inmates,” Gonzalez said.

What’s so difficult about that? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out, you just need to pile them up, treat them like a pig because they are criminals in the first place!

The DOJ, Bureau of Corrections and other related authorities regarding the handling of these scumbags (prisoners) always reiterate that some high-profile prisoners should be isolated from what they call “hardened-criminals” that there lives are in peril.

I just don’t get that shit! Let them kill each other, they’re criminals after all. Why bother saving their ass, just let them die, they soon will.

Some convicts do have access to amenities in which the Bureau of Corrections should be questioned about the rules regarding this matter.

Bureau of Corrections is an agency under the Department of Justice which deals with national prisoners.

Gonzales noted that as a “general rule,” all inmates of the maximum security compound should be similarly situated.

Let’s face it, criminals are criminals, there should be no special treatment given to these scumbags, they reap what they saw, they should suffer behind bars without pleasure!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

"All-out peace," she said..

As I was watching the news, it caught my attention when Arroyo said "So I say to the whole world, there is no all-out war. What we’re doing, we’re doing for all-out peace in Mindanao," in a speech at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga province on Monday.

Arroyo said that the reasons why the military forces are on the “offense mode” is to arrest those responsible for the ruthless attacks in provinces of Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato, particularly two MILF Commanders Ameril Umbra Kato and Abdurahman Macapaar alias Commander Bravo.

Are you fucking kidding me? Despite the recent commotions that had happened lately in Mindanao, Arroyo still insists that the government’s priority is still the peace process with the MILF.

Let’s drop the “Peace Talk act,” let’s kill these mother fuckers for good! The number of casualties in Mindanao is increasing and she’s just going to say an all-out peace?

That doesn’t make any sense at all. It should’ve been an ALL-OUT WAR! Our government’s troops should not just focus on the two commanders who have been causing mayhem in Mindanao, particularly in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato.

We must completely annihilate the MILF.

I totally disagree with the idea that we’re going to negotiate with these Mother Fuckers! Primitive! Barbaric! Scums!

Kindly answer the recent poll if you think the war will end in Mindanao if the governmernt tries to negotiate with the MILF by giving them what they want? Thank You!

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Fatal Price of MOA

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the government and the MILF wasn’t a good idea to resolve the long conflict in Mindanao as things gets out of hand. The government officials should’ve thoroughly analyzed and anticipated the outcome of what I’d call a “Treaty” whereas it should’ve not been that way in the first place.

As you’ve seen lately in the news, MILF’s forces and the government’s troops have been battling it out in Mindanao for quite some time now, not minding the innocent lives that had been lost. Now, MILF chief Ebrahim Murad seeks help from Malaysia to bring back the stalled peace talks as they’re the one who are hosting peace negotiations between the Philippines and the MILF.

"War is among the options. It is part of the struggle. The MILF is determined to continue that struggle," said Murad in a meeting with reporters at a MILF camp near his town in the southern Philippines.

MILF chief Murad wants peace talks to halt both groups from blasting each guts off however, government’s spokesman Anthony Golez said that "they cannot use peace negotiations as a shield for their criminal acts."

That’s exactly what I had in mind! They urge to advocate peace talks but it’s obviously just a diversion. They tend to deceive the people by having peace talks so that they can hide their root reasons and get away with their faults.

Murad wants peace talks so badly but how come he can’t advise his primitive and barbaric troops (MILF) to drop their weapons so that the war would end. Murad mentioned that war is among their options, then how are you supposed to exercise peace whereas one of your options is war!

They should be the one’s who should take the initiative since they are so eager to revive the agreement by having peace talks.

Kindly answer the recent poll if you think the war will end in Mindanao if the governmernt tries to negotiate with the MILF by giving them what they want? Thank You!

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Will there be blood again?

The Philippine’s recent commotion is about the filed petition against the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on ancestral domain.

The outcome of the MOA should have been the creation of Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE) in which it will expand the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for “social inclusions” of more than 700 villages to which they will vote in a “direct democracy” whereby the qualified voters can decide whether they want to be part of the new territory.

North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Piñol is not down with this idea. He’s people are harassed, threatened, kidnapped by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and even burned down several houses.

He filed a petition to the Supreme Court which immediately issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) that impeded the scheduled signing of the MOA on Tuesday.

You probably don’t give a fuck to this “MOA-thing” but take note, if this shit is approved, it’s like a treaty between the MILF and the government. It’s like a creation of a new state within the republic of the Philippines.

Treaty: a written agreement between TWO STATES or sovereigns.

Since when did the Philippines become two states? MILF wants a new state in which they will be the ones who will govern it. That is an outrage! F-U-C-K-I-N-G BULLSHIT! Why give these bandits a chance where in the first place they are the scum of the society that sucks the blood of our “brethrens”.

To even mess up things, former AFP Chief and current Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said to Vice Governor Piñol that if a (TRO) is issued, the military won’t defend North Cotabato from the MILF.

This fucked-up badly for Senator Roxas as he called President Arroyo to get rid of her peace adviser. In an interview, the Senator said that the people are clueless for this MOA.

An update to these latest commotions that the government had given the MILF an ultimatum in which they should leave the occupied areas in North Cotabato within 24-hours. If this ultimatum is not met then the military and police would be “authorized to undertake action”.

More like a “license to kill”. Even if getting this type of “license” is costly, I would not mind because I get to kill the people that I want. That would be sweet! I’m going to “paint the town red” with BLOOD!

Anyways, enough of me being psycho, let’s just hope there will be no bloodshed again between the government and the MILF.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Will Erap make a difference in 2010 Presidential Election?

Talk of the town that Erap might run for 2010 Presidential Election but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

If this mumbo jumbo runs again, it’d be apocalypse for the country. It would strike us like a lightning and we might not know what hit us!

Former President Estrada said that "If opposition presidential wannabes cannot agree on one candidate, I will run myself. More than one candidate will split opposition votes and they will therefore lose to the administration candidate."

There were some legal issues since Estrada was given pardon by Arroyo. Part of the “bargain” was not being able to run again.

Pulse Asia conducted a nationwide poll based on a July 1 to 14 survey with 1,200 adults. It had a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent.

Below are the results of the said survey:

Noli De Castro (The Humble Guy) - 22%
Joseph Estrada (The Ex-Convict) - 16%
Senator Francis Escudero (The Bamboo look-alike) - 14%
Senator Loren Legarda (The Bitch) - 14%
Senator Manuel Villar (The Old Guy) - 12%
Senator Manuel Roxas (The Bachelor Forever Guy) - 8%
Senator Panfilo Lacson ( The Philippine's Mafia+Yakuza Guy) - 5%

In an interview with political analyst Tony Gatmaitan, he said that it’s no surprise why Estrada is back in “The MASA” mind, he further explains that it’s a reflection of the people’s nostalgic feeling in these hard times.

"People feel poor. Who will they look to? They’ll look to somebody who they trust," he said. "It’s a question of credibility to the poor, not pro-poor programs."

Is it just me or does the above statements make us dumb? People would want to choose a former leader (Estrada) that had a plunder case and was even convicted over a clearly misunderstood leader (Arroyo) but has some good points though, and she is obviously much more capable of running the country.

"He’s been there before. All the others are still to be proven, " Gatmaitan said. Estrada is the man to beat if he’d run for 2010 Presidential slot.

He’s been there alright and had proven something; he is a BIG DISGRACE! and a HUGE FAILURE!

I’ve got to say this, majority of the Filipinos are stupid! No wonder why foreign people often look down on us. Most would say that we’re “Monkeys!”

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Satisfied by Arroyo's SONA?

We’ve heard about the so-called “annual litany of deceit” yesterday during Arroyo’s 8th State of the Nation Address by a Joint Session of Congress at the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

President Arroyo tackled critical issues that the country is facing right now. Issues ranging from Economic growth, Energy, Social Justice, Education to Anti-Corruption. Arroyo also showed graph presentations showing statistics proving her governance had improved the well-being of “Juan Dela Cruz’.

Many were dumbfounded in listening to President Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address. These so-called statistics that the President showed are fictitious, said Senator Lacson. It was quite funny when Senator Pia Caetano described the SONA as “Enchanted”, full of fairy tales! Dwelling from that given statement, I probably would say that Arroyo is a greedy little dwarf along with her allied minions applauding during her speech.

The much anticipated topic about VAT whether Arroyo will remove it or not since others would say that this is the cause of all high prices. Majority of the Filipino feels that VAT is a burden and must be removed.

But Arroyo noted “Take away the VAT and we strip our people of the means to ride out the world food and energy crisis.”

“Leadership is not about doing the first easy thing that comes to mind: It is about doing what is necessary, however hard, “ Arroyo said.

From my own understanding, she stated this since Filipinos are always complaining that they did not feel any improvement despite Arroyo’s efforts. Maybe Arroyo is looking at a bigger picture here, performing drastic measures for the future of “Juan Dela Cruz” even though many disapproved for her odd “tactics” in running the government.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Youth Group boycotting SONA!

After I’ve done my daily exercise routine, I’d watch news for the latest “commotions” happening in the country. I was quite shocked that a group of young people are planning to boycott our Presidents’ State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28 this Monday.

According to the group, their way of sabotaging Arroyo’s SONA is to turn-off all electronic gadgets that would eventually stop the people from hearing the allegedly “annual litany of deceit”.

“This is a direct form of protest against the illegitimate Arroyo government. Let us not allow our TVs, radios, Ipods, and computers be infected by Mrs. Arroyo’s lies this SONA,” YAD said.

The group urged all Filipinos not to “hear or see no evil,” this coming Monday.

Another bold statement coming from the group was “In a time of a grueling economic crisis, watching or listening to Ms Arroyo is an awful waste of electricity and money,” the group said in a forum dubbed “Youth SONA 2008.”

From what they’re planning, they’re just going to instigate something unnecessary.

During the recent State of the Nation Address by US President Bush, a woman was being rude as she yelled and was loudly protesting while Bush was doing his speech. As the guards escorted the woman out of the vicinity, Bush simply said “We believe in Freedom of Speech”. Hope this will not happen to Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address.

How’d I wish Arroyo has an Assassination Squad, like for instance ANBU short for ANsatsu Senjutsu Tokushu BUtai (literally Assassination Tactics Special Military Force) Then i’d join them and will cold-heartedly kill these people who stands in the way and always instigating something.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Do the surveys really speak?

Just recently a survey institute called Social Weather Station had just presented the latest survey pertaining to President Arroyo’s governance. President Arroyo only attained a negative 38% satisfactory rate. As we all know, the Palace comes to the rescue as they gave a pertinent remark to the said survey.

The survey described the President as the “most unpopular leader” since democracy was restored in 1986 was uncalled for, he said.

Indeed, these polls and surveys are just plain rubbish and utterly useless. It’s not that the President would have a dime every time she’d hit high satisfaction rate. I mean jeezz louise!, the surveys don’t mean anything!

This statement made me nod when Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita setted things straight as he said that “We must always do what is right, we must act ... in a way that will address the problems of our countrymen, and not what is necessarily popular because one can be popular but it does not necessarily mean that what one is doing is right,”.

For the past months, we all observed that our President had given her tremendous effort in helping our countrymen. Like the recent rehabilitation and typhoon relief, overseeing antipoverty projects.

Surveys are not precise in the first place and they do not speak the majority of the people.

For the people who are anti-gloria, instead of whining like a kid, just shut your pie-holes! Like it’s freaking easy to run a country! People who complains a lot on how the government should run the country and not appreciating what she had done for the countrymen are pathetic! You know who you are!

Its all about the he says she says bullsh*t! How do you like that? Huh!

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Filipinos gets into freak mode!

You've probably received e-mails or text messages about the said July 18 earthquake. Before you start wetting your pants there, let's look at some information i've gathered.

Some Brazilian clairvoyant dude named Jucelino Nóbrega da Luz foresees an earthquake hitting the country on July 18, 2008 with a whopping 8.1 magnitude. A magnitude that strong could kill thousands of people like what happened in Sichuan, China that hit them a 7.9 magnitude, obliterating almost everything and killed 70,00O people.

That's a lot of dudes and dudets being killed by a 7.9 magnitude, now imagine an 8.1 magnitude?

These e-mail and text messages is spreading like a disease, faster than an Anthrax. Correct me if i'm wrong, i'd stand corrected, whenever we received texts' like these, Filipinos usually gets into freak mode, running around screaming (naked)..maybe, but let's not dwell on that thought.

Let's set the record straight, even the best seismologist can't predict an earthquake not alone some punk ass Brazilian psycho..i mean psychic.(LOL).

PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum Jr. said "Many Filipinos tend to be alarmed when receiving e-mails or text messages warning of a supposedly imminent quake because they put more weight on prophesies than scientific analysis".

We should just chill, if we die, we die. Like the old saying goes "Que Sera, Sera"

Chech out this site, it contains detailed information about the Brazilian psychic dude.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Got Food?

According to the United Food and Agriculture Organization (FAQ), a whopping 50 million people were added to the lists of hungry last night due to the never ending price increase.

The FAQ stated that the global crisis is a combination of rising demand of agriculture products since population growth is rapidly increasing and economic development in rising countries, the rapid expansion of food crop-based biofuels and climate change, in particular drought and floods.

Our government should invest in infrastructures particularly to agriculture cause i've noticed that most of the government's fund will just go the AFP, PNP or DILG in sustaining supplementary needs in a never ending war against the rebels.

FAQ Director-General Jacques Diouf said that " Poor countries are feeling the serious impact of soaring food and energy prices. We urgently need new and stronger partnerships to address the growing food-security problems in poor countries. No single institution or country will be able to resolve this crisis", at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The leaders of different countries should step-up in lending a hand to those poverty-stricken countries.

The world is losing 5 million to 10 million hectares of agricultural land every year due to severe degradation plus adding climate changes thus making lives of the farmers a living hell since climate has a vital role in gaining crops. Farmers must given modern inputs, post production facilities and rural infrastructure since they're the one's that do the harvesting.

FAQ also noted that the world agriculture will also have to address major challenges like water control and climate changes. It's alarming, knowing that the water supply is decreasing and water is very limited since there are more that 1.2 billion people today who are living in river basins, thus the area drained by a river and its streams.

The FAO said the existing situation is a result of the international community’s neglect of agriculture in developing countries for a long time.

The UN should act fast before the situation gets out of hand in the future.

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The People's Champ awarded with a command plauqe

Camp Aguinaldo grandstand was jam-packed on Sunday when Boxing Champ Manny Pacuiao was awarded by Military Chief Gen. Alexander Yano with a command plaque. Manny holds the highest rank for enlisted personnel.

Being a reservist Army, Manny is very proud to be one and would brag about it even in America. He would even fight alongside with his fellow comrades but that wouldn't happen cause Manny's superior won't allow it cause he just might end up challenging the rebels to a round of boxing.

As a kid, Manny's dream was to be a soldier but ended up as a boxer instead. Grateful, cause he was given a chance to be a reservist Army. Manny Pacuiao is thankful to his long time friend Military Chief Gen. Yano as they have been friends since Yano was still a colonel, a commander back then of the 602nd Infantry Brigade based in his hometown of General Santos City as Manny was still starting to break in the international scene.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Philippine joins Transatlantic Migration Forum

The Philippines will be joining 23 other nations in the first annual Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration (TFMI) to be held in Europe, near Nuremberg, Germany on July 9 to 13, 2008. The forum is being sponsored by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) with support form Robert Stiftung in Germany.

The Philippines representative is Merliza M. Makinano, Vice Head of DOLE Task Force on the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), and is currently the deputy executive director of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS).

The forum intends to demonstrate the global importance of migration.Migration plays a huge role in the country. Officials said that for the first five months of 2008 alone, 516,466 documented overseas Filipino workers or OFW's have been globally-deployed to more than 190 destinations. The global dollar remittances of OFW's had reached a whopping US$5.4 billion from January to April this year. The numbers alone proves that the Philippines is active in pursuit of global immigration and produces skilled OFW's.

The forum will also cover workshops on current issues such as migration and development , asylum and refuges, migration and security, media and the public discourse on immigration and local integration policies, along with a visit to the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, and meetings with non-government organizations working on integration projects.

The forum will be participated by representatives form Philippines, Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Gambia, Senegal, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States, along with the United Nations Development Program, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Organization for Undocumented Migrant Workers.

From what I've observed, the Philippine Government is "SLOW' in making actions about immigrants who are reportedly oppressed. The Government should perform drastic measures in helping these OFW's. By this event, the Philippine Government should shift immediately to a far more "FASTER" system.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Manny Pacquiao as Flag Bearer for 2008 Beijing Olympics

Manny Pacquiao has written history again by seizing the WBC LighWeight crown from David Diaz in Las Vegas last June 29. Being the only Asian to hold four world titles in four weight classes. Indeed, Manny Pacuiao is the pride of the Filipino. After his arrival, President Arroyo made a coutesy call which she normally does when each time Manny won.

It was an honor for the new World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion Manny Pacuiao to be designated by the President herself to be her Special Envoy for the Games in 2008 Olympics. Arroyo was invited by the Chinese President Hu Jintao.

"The People's Champ", Manny Pacquiao would be the contry's flag bearer during the opening of the Beijing Olypics. Many was grateful to the President.

Manny said that " Thank you, thank you. Masaya ako. Ako magdadala ng flag ng Pilipinas. Maganda, maganda.

Congrats for you Manny Pacuiao, you deserved it all!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

15 days presenting essential inforamtion

After a 10-day working visit to the United States, Arroyo said that she's giving 15 days to the Philippine Coast Guard in gathering information about the sunken ship. Arroyo said that the US Government has given a lot of assistance in search and rescue operation. This would tie the bond even more for the FILIPINO-AMERICAN relationship.

All of the victims' kin are furious to Sulpicio Loines Inc., since they were not given free fare to Romblon province where the ferry sunked since most of the relatives are from across the Philippines. To even agitate the relatives, the body retrieval is taking too long but ofcourse the chances are pretty thin if they're still alive but some relatives still have a small ray of hope in them. All they can do is hope and pray.

What's pissing me off is that the goverment is trying its best to find the missing persons as quickly as possible but they are some people who are hot-headed and demanding but i couldn't blame them, it just that they're making things worser as its already been worsed from the start.

Everybody should work their ass double-time!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Toxic in the sea

As we all know that having a sunken ship in the middle of the ocean could spell disaster to the people especially living nearby the sea. Speculations would arise that if the sea is safe from toxic due to the sunken ferry's 10,000 kilos of "endosulfan" cargo in a 40-foot container shipped by Del Monte Philippines.

This chemical is a highly toxic chlorinated polycyclic insecticide used to control mites. The dangerous thing here is that divers had also found more chemicals aboard the ship. A company indentified as BAYER had also transported chemicals namely Antracol 70 WP, Tamaron 600SL, Trap 70 WP and Fuerza GR but authorities has yet to find out what kinds of chemicals these are.

We'll just hope that everything end's well. Congratulations to Manny Pacquaio for winning against David Diaz. Manny said he would help the victims of Typhoon Frank.

Manny Pacquaio serves as an inspiration to everyone that we should give a helping hand for those who are needy because "Walang iwanan sa BAYANIJUAN!".

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bush sends out another vessel, USS Ronald Reagan

President Gloria Arroyo spoke with US President George Bush in the Whitehouse during a 10-day trip to the United States. Bush expressed his deepest sympathy to those families that were victims by Typhoon Frank (international codename: Fenshen).

“I express our deep condolences to those who suffered as a result of the typhoon," he said.

President Bush sends out additional vessel called USS Ronald Reagan to aid the rescuers in search for survivors. The US Pacific Command already ordered the US Navy Ship Stockalm with search and rescue helicopters to assist in the rescue of hundreds of people that were still missing by a half sunken ship caused by Typhoon Frank

Hundreds of people are found dead and several are still missing across the Philippines brought by Typhoon Frank and created a whapping P4.27 billion damage to property. Though the numbers are only estimated by the Manila officials and not concrete.

It was great of the US Government lead by President to help the Phillippine in this time of disaster.

Bush even said that “We want to help our friends in time of need,” said Bush. “And we are happy to do it”.

Let’s all pray for the lost lives, for the missing people and hope that there are still possible survivors waiting to be found.

God Bless us always!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Typhoon Frank rages the Philippine Sea

The Philippines is experiencing the wrath of a super typhoon called Frank(international codename: Fengshen). It’s been days since Typhoon “Frank” arrived in the Philippines causing major damage of some cities and bringing flashflood, landslides, gusty wind and heavy to moderate rainfall over the sections of Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon.

As the Typhoon “Frank” continues to move away farther from the Philippines, unluckily a Ferry came across this raging typhoon, leaving the Ferry vulnerable and exposed to the strong winds and huge waves that came down crushing on them. Renato Lanorias, a crew member of the of the 23,824-ton ferry who survived, recounted the horrible tragedy and can’t overlook the fact that hundreds of bodies were everywhere and he can even hear many children crying in despair before the boat sank.

The MV Princess of the Stars sailed from Manila at 8 a.m. on Friday on a 22-hour trip to Cebu City with 626 passengers and 121 crewmen. Among the passengers were 31 infants and 20 children.

The ferry sank at around 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Sibuyan island in Romblon province.

Despite the stormy warnings, the ferry decided to sail. That was stupid of them putting the lives of the passengers at stake. Maybe because of their arrogance thinking that they have the situation under control.

We all know that we can’t control nature. Well, there goes another tragedy.

Bunch of bastards…

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

President Arroyo visits Davao City

I was surprised that President Gloria Arroyo visited Davao City today.

President Macapagal-Arroyo visited this city to formally open the P206-million Governor Generoso Bridge on Wednesday.

It was a relief to the Davaonoes that the bridge was finished since it collapsed due to a natural disaster. It was definitely a pain in the ass, and I mean literally. My butt is pretty much weary every time I travel, sitting in a jeepney for 1-2 freaki’n hours. That was a nightmare for all of us since it was the main source of traffic and I’m sure that the traffic was killing everybody.

Hopes the bridge will last another century.

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Journalist freed from bandits

It has been 9 days since the seizure happened in Sulu. One of ABS-CBN’s journalists and one of my favorites Ces Drilon has been freed along with her tv crew and MSU professor Octavio Dinampo who served as their guide.

Drion said that she had no suspicion that she would be kidnapped despite the warnings and the danger she was getting in to.

I’m sure it was haunting for Ces and her crew knowing that they had a slim chance that they would make it alive by this terrifying experience. Ces said that she was slapped by the abductors due to the deadline that was given to the authorities regarding the 15 million ransom money that was drawing near. One of Ces crew was also about to be beheaded by the bandits.

I now that they’re just doing their job, being a journalist but of course anyone should know if that place is notorious and it has swarms of bandits living in the outskirts of the city, then they should not expect that they can just run around without getting hurt.

But in the end of it all, everybody was relieved by the outcome.

Well, as for me…“No news is worth dying for”.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Philippines celebrates its 110th independence day

The Philippines celebrates its 110th independence day on June 12, 20008.

I was watching the news (almost everyday) when I realized that today is the Philippines 110th independence day and saw the events and happenings that took place across the different regions of the country, even the Filipinos abroad didn’t pass this momentous event.

As a celebration to its independence day, Filipinos commemorates its liberty by performing ceremonies and activities and these includes President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo unveiling of the flag marker and the flag-raising ceremonies at the Rizal Park, Manila City. The president said that the government withholds a grand parade to welcome its 110th Independence Day celebration since our country is facing hard times due to high price of oil and food, instead they’ll conserve resources so that the government can use the budget to give direct service to the people.

The biggest network here in the Philippines, ABS-CBN also joined the commemoration by launching a program called BAYANIJAUN which is to revive the concept of bayanihan among Filipinos within the country. The program aims to promote the spirit of volunteerism and hopes that this would make a difference in some of the poorest communities in the country through the comprehensive programs.

The BAYANIJUAN was launched simultaneously in all ABS-CBN employees in Manila, Bagiuo, Cebu, Davao and Australia. A 15-minute was shown live on air around (9:30) am.

Surprisingly, MRT & LRT Management offered a free ride during peak hours from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m.. The MRT General Manager Roberto Lastimoso said that this is their way to celebrate and to commemorate Independence Day. That’s a great news for me since “JUAN DELA CRUz” is stressed out by the “high-price of everything” going on these days.

I thought that the Filipinos are all too preoccupied that has been happening lately in our country. With all the “high-price of everything”, people are freaking out but it doesn’t mean that I’m not affected, I’m just surprised that despite all of these stuffs, the Filipinos still had time to celebrate which is a good thing and we should never forget that many lives were lost and most of them were unsung heroes that must be valued. If it wasn’t for them, we’d be SLAVES by some Spanish or American dudes and we wouldn’t want that.

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