Billiards could explain President Aquino’s style of problem-solving

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By Raissa Robles

BilliardsWhen imagining President Benigno Aquino’s style of problem-solving, the game you should be thinking of is billiards.

For instance, to be able to haul former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to court, Aquino carefully, patiently and methodically set up shots to pick out one obstacle after another. The shots came from unexpected angles.

Highly placed sources, familiar with what happened, explained to Asian Dragon what actions Aquino took to attain his political objective and why the game of billiards is key to understanding his future actions. They spoke on condition of anonymity.

Aquino started by breaking the rack – in billiard-speak – by issuing Executive Order Number 1. It established a Truth Commission to investigate all alleged corruption cases during the Arroyo administration.

When the Supreme Court issued an injunction against EO 1, Aquino set up another shot – the removal of Merceditas Gutierrez from the Office of the Ombudsman – since only the Ombudsman is constitutionally allowed to prosecute graft cases.

One of the sources explained how really close Mrs Gutierrez was to Mrs Arroyo – she was the law school classmate of Mrs Arroyo’s spouse Jose Miguel. When they were all single, Merceditas, her would-be husband and the Arroyo couple had gone double-dating. In short, they were a cozy foursome who had enjoyed one another’s company.

Seen from this perspective, it was understandable why Mrs Arroyo entrusted the anti-graft investigation office to Mrs Gutierrez.

It seemed next to impossible to remove her since she had tenure and only a tedious impeachment process would work. The first one which was filed against her in 2009 was dead in the water, blocked by her congressional allies.

Two other complaints were filed against her as soon as Arroyo stepped down from office and Aquino took her place. But for nearly a year, Aquino supporters fretted and waited for his congressional allies to move against Gutierrez.

Now it can be told that early on, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa was personally directed by President Aquino to negotiate with Gutierrez her exit from the post.

When she refused to budge, Aquino bided his time until he had the numbers in the House of Representatives to get her impeached. Sources said the debate inside the presidential palace on whether or not the time was ripe to move against Gutierrez was intense and furious.

But Aquino was adamant. He wanted to make doubly sure the House had the numbers to pull it through. Even a dip in his popularity poll ratings due to his inability to deliver on promises did not nudge him from biding his time.

Finally on March 22, 2011, the House impeached an Ombudsman for the very first time even though nearly a year before that, the chamber was dominated by Arroyo allies. Most of them had switched over to Aquino’s side. Rather than face an impeachment trial, Gutierrez resigned on April 29, 2011, shortly before her trial was to start.

Aquino had won the first rack.

The second rack or match was more complicated still. Even with a more independent Ombudsman, the latter’s actions could still be blocked by a Supreme Court led by a former Arroyo aide – then Chief Justice Renato Corona – and dominated by Arroyo appointees.

This is where the game of billiards is such an apt metaphor to explain what happened next.

Everyone thought the next political target of the House – which was by then dominated by Aquino allies – was Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo. In May 2011, days after Gutierrez’ resignation, the House Committee on Justice had voted 11-10 to declare an impeachment complaint against Justice Del Castillo “sufficient in form”.

The public waited to see what would happen next to the new impeachment complaint.

Unknown to the public, however, after Congress resumed in July, the spadework to build a case against Corona quietly began – first with the scrutiny of his Statement of Assets, Liability and Net Worth (SALNs) and his various real properties.

In mid-November 2011 when Arroyo, her spouse and aides were blocked trying to board a plane to Singapore, the effort to get Corona impeached went on high gear, the sources said.

What happened next was like a shot played by the pool magician Efren “Bata” Reyes. Before she had stepped down from the presidency, Mrs. Arroyo had – to continue the analogy – made sure that the object ball (Corona) was well barricaded.

The obstacles consisted of a House dominated by her allies, a graft investigation office headed by a friend and a Chief Justice seat for Corona extending well beyond Aquino’s tenure and secured by an SC ruling that justified his midnight appointment.

But somehow, Aquino threaded his shots around these obstacles and nailed the object ball, putting it into a pocket.

When Corona realized he was about to be impeached, it was too late to prevent his impeachment by the House all of one day, December 12, 2011.

One of the sources described President Aquino’s actions in this manner: “Every time he would be convinced one door was shutting, he would again ramp it up in another avenue. You could see he was trying to calculate it, trying to push it forward.”

When that didn’t work, “then he would fall silent and find another way…there is a lot of dodging around and jumping from place to place. It’s time consuming,” the source added.

“His concept of political time is different from everybody else’s,” the same source warned.

This simply means that when people think President Aquino has given up on an idea or a cause or a course of action, he hasn’t. He keeps his moves close to his chest and will simply surprise everyone.

Sources described Aquino as having “a deliberate style”.

“He’s not in his best element when things are happening fast like in the Luneta bus hostage taking,” one of them said.

[This article first appeared in the December 2012 issue of Asian Dragon magazine and is being reprinted here with its permission.] 

UPDATE as of 11:40 pm, January 5, 2013 :

Thanks @Baycas for finding the photo below of PNoy, the pool Magician Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante visiting the presidential palace.

The Magician of Billiards, Efren "Bata" Reyes (R), together with rising champion Francisco "Django" Bustamante visit a billiards enthusiast (PNOY, center) inside the presidential palace. [This photo appeared in balita.ph.]

 

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  1. 81
    curveball says:

    di ako masyado marunong sa rules ng billiards. pero kapag nanonood ako ng mga laro nila efren “bata” reyes et al, namamangha ako. ang galing talaga ng pinoy. ang larong ito ay di kailangan ng tangkad, macho, gwapo. bakit di ang mga ganitong sports ang pagsikapan ng ating gobyerno na encourage sa mga kabataan?
    sa murang edad pa lamang ay exposed na sila. ito ay laro ng isip at strategy.
    kaya tama lang na ihalintulad ang laro na ito sa mga plano at action ni Pnoy.

    • 81.1
      jambaki says:

      Naku, pasensiya na po, kaso malamang ang magsugal, tumambay at masama sa maling barkada kasi ang mas natutunan ng mga bata sa billiard, kaya siguro mdaming magulang ang medyo takot na tumambay ang mga anak sa mga bilyaran. Tignan nyo na lang po sina Efren, kelan lang naman sila nasama sa ‘spotlight’, noong lang mauso ang mga international competition na may mga cash prizes… Actually nga, may mga local governments pa nga na gumawa ng mga ordinances na bawal ang mga bilyaran within a definite distance from the school kasi, madalas akala ng mga magulang nasa school ang mga anak nila yon pala nasa bilyaran… Unless siguro ma-address ang problemang yon, don, puwedeng mabago ang pananaw ng ilang magulang tungkol sa bilyar.

  2. 80
    Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! Tanung lang, Po ! Merong tanong isang Pinoy sa tabi koh. I cannot understand her, so I will let her do the typing ….

    Hello, magandang umaga, Po. Merong lang akong tanong. Ba’t ang Australia progresibo kung sila man ang mga magnanakaw i-komparar mo sa Philippines na magnanakaw.

    OK.

    That is her question. I do not know what she’s saying but she’s laughing at me right now. Will someone interpret this for me, please? Maraming Thank yous Po !

    • 80.1
      Alan says:

      The answer is “Ignacio”

      • 80.1.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        I told her it is “Ignacio”. She tilt her head to the sky rubbing her chin. Hmmm …. it appears the answer is not “Ignacio”. I wish someone could translate her question for me in english so I can dive in the conversation.

  3. 79
    Keanleogo says:

    From the Abs-Cbn News

    Suspended Cebu governor barred from leaving country

    The Sandiganbayan 2nd division has denied the motion of suspended Cebu governor Garcia to lift hold departure order the anti graft court issued against her in connection with three criminal charges she is facing.

    Justice Secretary De Lima advised the suspended Cebu governor Garcia to step down now.

    • 79.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Garcia did not want to leave Capitol. She barricaded herself. THEREFORE, SHE WANTED TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES. RIGHT?

      So, therefore, plata-lata-pang-PORMA lang yung HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER.

      Galing talaga ‘topng mga Filipino sa mga pa-PORMA-PORMA …..

    • 79.2
      Keanleogo says:

      From the Manila Standard today,

      Associate Justice Vicente Veloso said Garcia could lose her case on a technicality because her lawyer cited the wrong rule in her petition.

      President Aquino said the government will exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with the problems caused by Garcia’s defiance of his orders.
      ” Let her have five minutes in the sun.” President Aquino said.

      • 79.2.1
        baycas says:

        It appeared that Gwen’s tranquil lawyer made a mistake on her behalf.

        I await the final CA final decision…

      • 79.2.2
        Keanleogo says:

        From Abs-Cbn news.

        Atty. Christina Garcia-Frasco said, her mother will stay at the Capitol WHATEVER the decision of the Court of Appeals may be.
        If it turns out to the contrary, the option is open to seek an appeal to the Supreme Court.

        The spokesman of Liberal Party, Atty. Democrito Barcenas said that the LP is set to file 16 more cases against suspended Cebu governor Garcia.

  4. 78
    leona says:

    From Inquirer news, what the f….K! P30M P1.8M each senator except Trilla, Pia, Peter & Meriam only P250th each… excerpt…

    “Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile played Santa Claus last Christmas, making a list and checking it twice as he gave gifts to Senate members and personnel apparently on the basis of who were “naughty” or “nice.”

    Enrile gave 22 senators a total of almost P30 million, a gift that one senator said was “unconscionable and unconstitutional.”

    Traditional daw ito! Susma! Daming pobre kailangan yan pera na yan! Kailan mag a-ala Reyes kaya yun mga senadores?

    Mahiya kayo ‘honorables’!

    • 78.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      @Leona, they should not be ashamed. That is what Filipino people wanted thru their votes.

      I remember asking my parents, “If God love us so much why so much miseries”

      My parents answered: “God made us, so, God can do anything he wants”

      TUMPAK !!!!!

      So, the people elected Enrile over and over again BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT FILIPINO PEOPLE WANTED …. errrrr ….. este …. THAT IS WHAT THE PHILIPPINE MEDIA WANTED FOR FILIPINOS TO VOTE ….

    • 78.2
      macspeed says:

      hayyy naku, kukulubot lang mukha mo sa inis, pinilit ko na lang unawain, ganun ba talaga ang politico sa Pinas, pinagkakaperahan??? Masakit pa pedeng ibulsa yun sobra hayyyy, makapaglagay na nga ng facial cream he he he he tyak nito yari ako kay MRP he he he

      • 78.2.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        30M to already-wealthy compadres ?

        Who in the world would part with 30M ?

        Where did this 30M came from that the Enrile gave away ?

        Shouldn’t 30M be given to his houseslaves instead ?

        Naaaaks !!!!

        WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES !!!!!! If it were done in America, REAL JOURNALISTS would pounce on it day in and day out. They’d be sparring in Meet the Press Sunday mornings till it is wrung dry of facts.

    • 78.3
      pinay710 says:

      mam/sir leona, halalan po ngayon 2013. yung nabigyan ng malalaking bonus, milyones, ay malalawak ang lugar nila at ikakampanya nila ang anak ng nagbigay. at yung maliliit lang ang ibinigay, libo libo lnga, ay kalaban ng nagbigay.

      di ba dapat ibinigay na lang sa mga departamento ng pamahalaan na nangangailangan ng pera para pantulong sa mga mamamayan. halimbawa ay sa departamento ng edukasyon para sa pagpapatayo ng mga paaralan at mga gamit ng mga bata tulad ng mga mesa at aklat ng mga bata o kaya sa departamento ng kalusugan dahil marami ang nagkasakit na mga nasalanta ng kalamidad.
      bakit binigyan pa ang mga senadores eh memron na silang mga pondo. HINDI NA NILA IBABAHAGI ANG MGA NATANGGAP NILA KASI MAY SINABI NA ANG COA NA PUEDE NILA GASTAHIN KAHIT SAAN AT PAANO NILA GASTAHIN ANG MGA IBINIGAY SA KANILANG BONUS. KAYA SIGURADO SA PANSARILI NA LANG NILA.

      • 78.3.1
        vander anievas says:

        @pinay710,
        “halalan po ngayon 2013. yung nabigyan ng malalaking bonus, milyones, ay malalawak ang lugar nila at ikakampanya nila ang anak ng nagbigay. at yung maliliit lang ang ibinigay, libo libo lng, ay kalaban ng nagbigay…yan ang sagot sa tanong mo sa ibaba. magaling ka talaga pinay710…nauuna pa ang sagot sa tanong…:)

        “di ba dapat ibinigay na lang sa mga departamento ng pamahalaan na nangangailangan ng pera para pantulong sa mga mamamayan?”

  5. 77
    leona says:

    Off topic but maybe …o.k.

    Just read Comelec gun ban…1000 applied already for “exemption”? What’s the ban for? At the end there will be no gun ban if 10,000 people civilians, etc., are carrying guns during election period!

    Gun ban is gun ban! Only those allowed in the law should carry gun. No more no less.

  6. 76
    Ron says:

    More power to Raissa and the CPM in 2013!

    Are the court filings in the ongoing Corona tax case public record and can be discussed in your blog? I am sure the “de campanillas” here at CPM will make it a lively discussion.

    Thanks and keep on blogging!

  7. 75
    leona says:

    Attn’Shun!: may bagong article si Raissa re Japan FM Kishida to help Phil coast guard ships etc. Who’s the highspeed fastest first to write there?

    Abangan!

  8. 74
    Parekoy says:

    CPM

    Madali lang himayin si Mariano. Kulang sa pansin, at nahirapan si
    Joe Am noon, prro nauto rin ni Joe Am, tumino sa blog ni Joe Am sa ‘The Society of Honor’.

    Bilib siempre sya kay Joe Am, kasi kahit may tama to si Mariano, nasa genes nya ang dilaan ng pwet ng Amercano.

    Yung style nya gusto nyang mag create ng havoc kuno, so he feeds sa mga replies sa kanya.

    May natutunan din tayo ki Mariano, yun bang example ng bad manners na hwag tularan.

    Dahil sa kanya kumoleto na ang blogsite na ito. Parang si Brenda, wala kang magawa dahil mahirap yung nagbabaliw baliwan at nagdudunong dunungan.

    Nong bago pa ang emails, madali kang mairita sa mga spams dahil napupuno ng kung anoano na mga walang kabuluhan yung inbox mo. Itong blogsite ni Raissa nasa ganon na stage, walang auto filter ng mga paulit ulit na post kaya vulnerable sa mga spam attack. Ginawa nya na an dati sa ibang blogsite, ngayon tarhet nya itong site na ito.

    Pero yan ang realities ng internet. Para itong katawan natin, pag nailabas natin ang ebs, whatarelief! So we have to accept it,si Mariano ang ebak natin!

    Galing pa lang ako sa CR at bawat flush ko, iba ang feeling, parang temporily naglaho si Mariano. Pero kung gusto mong mabuhay, kakain at kakain ka, kunin lang natin ang sustansya ng mga blogs dito, i flush yung mga ebs.

    PS

    Nahahalata ko, puro na lang pagtatae ang naiisip ko pag nandyan c Mariano. Nag diarrhea ang kanyang keyboard, kinakalat pa rito, kaya bumabaho ang takbo ng blogsite na ito. Ang standard nya ay pangkanto at ang kanyang obje tive ay maghasik ng mga toxins. Hndi naman tayo pikon sa mga ideas nya, yung style nyalang talagang para kang pinupunasan ng tae. Perojustifiednamanng kanang nature,askal sya, dinidilaan ang kanyang wetpu, yun lumalabas na style talagang mabaho!

    • 74.1
      leona says:

      …any irresponsibility in actions should be stopped! There’s no such thing as freedom in it. It’s a “mixed NUTS’…cashew nuts, peanuts, walnuts, donuts, coffee nuts, almond nuts, pistachio nuts, Brazil nuts, coconuts, chest nuts, Pecan nuts, Pine nuts, hazel nuts, macadamia nuts at MAKUNUT!

      SusManut! halleyunuts/1 Tama Nut! Sobra Nut!

      @parekoy…ako fart lang as high & long as topsNUT! swerte SWERTE MO nakaka
      ta…E ka panut!

      • 74.1.1
        parekoy says:

        @Leona,

        Pag hinipuan ni MRP ang aking nuts, makakatikim sya sa akin ng banuts :-)

        • 74.1.1.1
          Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          @Parekoy, @Leona just love my style. No matter how much she hates me she covertly reads my comments.

          They attack my person but not attack what I had commented. DEFINITELY SOMETHING IS WRONG.

  9. 73
    Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    Aw, c’mon, people. Stop being bunch of crybabies. No need running to Mama everytime your english is topped by me. My english is goot because I was born and raised in english speaking country with intelligent people around me.

    If you cannot wrestle me down in the mat, just accept it, no need to run to Papa and cry like kindergarten drop-outs.

    All the anti-Mariano I read are “IGNORE HIM” “DO NOT REPLY” “ATTENTION SEEKER” and others … NOT ONE EVER SHOOT DOWN WHAT I HAVE SAID except hunkering down and cry and cry hoping someone would take care of me while those complaining are soooo WANTING THEIR ATTENTION ON CYBERCRIME LAWS.

    GOSH, PEOPLE, GROW UP. Stop showing your immature selves. You anti-Mariano are not worthy debating Cybercrime Bills if you cannot wrestle with me. BUT IT SURE IS A GOOT EXERCISE. And, I am lovin’ it. Life is still goot.

    • 73.1
      Alan says:

      Wait a minute, are you claiming that you speak English? really? I didn’t notice

      • 73.1.1
        Victin Luz says:

        ASK your TATAY CORONA he he he @MARIANITO de Falaypay ……expert in DOLLAR DEPOSIT ‘s and GROSS ASSETS and LIABILITIES ( SALN ) ignorant like you he he . Paturo ka sa kanya utot mo wala nang sasagot sa mga comments , ako na lang at pagtitiyagahan kitang sagutin na, CONVICTED si CORONA at APPROVED na RH BILL ….behlat mo he he…..

    • 73.2
      Mafe says:

      I think Mariano Pacifico is a fake. He speaks good english and spews out some vocabulary that the unread would not know. But he intentionally inserts grammatical inconsistencies here and there to mislead CPM’ers. He may have a point, but his delivery is crass. And that’s no way to ram in your message to people. Even in debates, there are rules to follow, so that ideas are threshed out judiciously. Instead, he resorts to personality-attacks, makes generalizations about Filipino culture or mentality, as if he has the monopoly of common sense. Sa tingin ko, pakawala siya ng mga anti-CPM.

      Mariano, you are erudite, I could feel it. it’s okay to have ideas diametrically opposed to ours (it’s the essence of free will and democracy), but it is unethical to mislead us with your fakery. You may have the right to try your best to pull people to your side in any which way you can. Then again, you will only be able to gain nothing. A question: ilan na ba ang nahila mo dito?

      • 73.2.1
        Joe America says:

        Mafe, you are right, Mariano is way too much, and you are unlikely to get a straight answer from him. Here’s my take on it. Mariano hates the worst traits of Filipino culture. He sincerely believes they are dysfunctional. For example, he wonders why police investigations rely on interviews instead of forensics. He does it in a derogatory, insulting way. A hammer on the head approach. But what are the choices, really? You accept weak processes, or you complain about it, but nothing changes. Nothing will change until serious introspection takes place, not just by the police, in this example, but by people who were not well served because the police and justice system are so gawdawfully unresponsive (3 years after the most heinous murder of journalists in the world and we are just sitting here waiting). Until a lot of people get a lot upset, nothing will change. Mariano has decided he won’t let people be complacent.

        I read him until I’ve had enough, then I stop for awhile. But the question remains, okay, if Mariano’s way is not good, what WILL work? Or do you simply accept that we wait three more years for justice? Or 25, like in Hacienda Luista.

        • 73.2.1.1
          baycas says:

          @JoeAm and the rest here,

          As a Certified Pilipino “Marketplace of ideas” (CPM) all comments ranging from nonsensical ones to brilliant ones are welcome.

          After all, each of our comments are under the heading “Our Plaza Miranda”.

          I believe as long as this is an online Plaza Miranda anyone may find his place in this blog.

          • 73.2.1.1.1
            Joe America says:

            Cool. That’s a refreshing perspective.

          • 73.2.1.1.2
            Mafe says:

            Yes. I’ll just scratch my head. :)

            • baycas says:

              Benjamin Franklin said:

              Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I am with you on this, @baycas …

                Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain (about me and the government), AS WHAT BAYCAS SAID, – and most fools do.

                So, there you are folks … if you do not believe Baycas, just believe who originally said it, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.

          • 73.2.1.1.3
            tristanism says:

            Mas mahirap nga lang magscroll down ngayon, andami kasing posts nitong si Mariano e. :)

            Di ko naman laging feel manuod ng performance art lagi e. Also performance art is not for everyone. I don’t like it, so I shouldn’t be compelled to go through it — hence the scroll option.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Do not blame my posts because my comments is directly proportional what needs to be fixed of the government, you know, government are the people and the people in this particular case are THE FILIPNos.

          • 73.2.1.1.4
            Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            Gootness … ANOTHER LEASE OF LIFE … Thank you all.

        • 73.2.1.2
          parekoy says:

          so Joe, do we we need to employ the Nutzi strategy anf field Mariano as our Marshall Nutwell?

      • 73.2.2
        Rossi says:

        For me Mariano Pacifica Falayfay is an “insider” used as ploy to undermine the truest purpose of this blog.
        He muddles the issues as if Kontra or Pro, balancing his acts to infiltrate the good intentions of CPMers.

        He’s not he claimed to be an equalizer…He’s a fake.

    • 73.3
      macspeed says:

      yo Mariano he he he you drifted away from your parents religion but never forsaken your family he he he that is great, much appreciated, previously,i thought that you are single, the way you showed yourself in cyberspace he he he be prepared 5 to 10 years from now, your kids will be asking you, he he he when they started on surfing…

      tindi rin work mo, nakaka lakwatsa ka sa cyber space at office time he he he he isa ka rin pala sa mga sinasabihan mo he he he salisi gang he he he just like me but a little bit different site, its a sport site, no one will ever know that, it is the king of sports he he he

      i can survive without my wife for 6 months he he he but i cannot pass a day without Raissas cyberspace, he he he thank you Raissa for allowing people like me and Mariano,

      • 73.3.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        You are right @Mac, Rue the day when I get married and have children and started surfing and found their Tatay is THE INTERNET PEST.

        I can survive without Raissa, there are plenty of blogiste out there. I comment on Huffingtonpost, too !!!!

        But in Huffingtonpost Philippine news comment are disabled . I do not know why FILIPINO JOURNLAIST DISABLE IT. Maybe to keep me away from EDUCATING THEM.

        Go to NYTimes search Philippines. All Philippine news is peppered with “allegedly” “according to sources” because in the Philippines, journalists do not vet news like I do.

  10. 72
    The Thinker says:

    Here is my advice to you all so you will not be ensnared by Mariano Renato Pacifico’s “lucid, logical” comments. Do not even read his comments at all. Just stay away whenever you see his name. Because once you even take a peek what he has to say you cannot resist responding to him.

    If you cannot resist responding to him it is because what he posted is WORTHY OF RESPONDING but not really ADMITTING THAT IT MAKES SENSE.

    So keep away from him.

    • 72.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Just let them be. It is CULTURAL NATURE OF FILIPINOS that no one should be above them. Unfortunately for them, I make more sense that they cannot resist responding. IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT ME, they’d be in a fit of addiction withdrawal. If they cannot find me to bash, they’d be bashing each other to prove who’d be the greatest.

      I am the equalizer.

      And you, The Thinker, just stay in the sideline.

    • 72.2
      jeproks2002 says:

      “He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool-shun him.”

      He who thinks he knows but knows not he thinks not is…
      …an argument.

      • 72.2.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        Filipinos can memorize passages and versiculos from the bible. “Brilliant” Philippine journalists can quote laws at a drop of a suit. Every Filipinos loves to reproduce Shakespeare quotable quotes to Michaevellis and other dead poet’s society.

        The wonders of wonder is THEY JUST MEMORIZE. They do not know what to do with it. How it applies to their lives. To uplift. Tools to succeed.

        THEY JUST MEMORIZE to “intimidate” their opponent not really knowing the heck they are talking about.

        TO THIS DAY I AM STILL STUDYING THAT SIDE OF CULTURE OF FILIPINOS ….. at the end of the day, Manny Pacquiao still prefers white american lawyer and he is not a high-school graduate BUT HE DOES KNOW THAT WHITE AMERICAN LAWYERS ARE MATINDI THAN HIS brown-skin brothers.

        • 72.2.1.1
          Alan says:

          how do you drop a suit? Just asking

          • 72.2.1.1.1
            jeproks2002 says:

            minsan sumakay ako ng jeep. marami kaming nakasakay at may umutot. walang umimik at para bang nahihilo kaming lahat. galit ang driver ang nagtanong, “hoy sino ba ang umutot sa inyo?” wala pa ring umimik.
            bago ako bumaba binigay ko ang pasahe ko sa driver. sabi ko “pare, pasahe ko at para na rin sa umutot. libre ko na siya”.
            aba, may sumagot ba naman at sinabing “salamat pare”.

            @alan, i can show you how it can be done. pero, gagawin ko yun kung suot yung suit ng taong umutot.

        • 72.2.1.2
          Parekoy says:

          @Mariano

          Kala ko palabasa ka, kala ko alam mo kultura ng America, bakit hindi mo alam ang propesyon ng pagkabogado sa America? Kahit na mga immigrant lawyers mahirap pumasok ng trabaho sa law firms kapag hindi ka graduate ng US universities. Mga graduate pa ng UP at Ateneo na pumasa sa mga bars dito nahihirapan dahil malakas ang Lawyers’ lobby. Kailangan pa nilang mag LLM para lang ma tap ang network ng mga ametcano. Yung mga prof nila ang magbibigay ng recommendations sa mga firms. Sirang plaka ka kasi hindi mo naman pala alam ang culture ng America. Ikaw yung pilipino na kinamumuhian mo, kasi ikaw yun. i assume na hindi ka naging successful sa America, yng style mo na yan, lagi kang nasa listahan ng mga tatanggalin sa trabaho. Either forced retirement ka na o wala ng tumatanggap sayong trabaho. Yung galit mo sa mundo, dito mo nilalabas.

          Kung may hypocrite, ikaw ay hypercrite!

          Kung may pera ka sa America at kailangan mi ng magaling na abogado, kukuha ka ng Hudyo, sila ang d best money or Manny can buy.

          Pag Mentally ill ka, o may multi personality disorder, kumuha ka ng Hudyo na psychiatrist. So stop mo ang pagka bilib mo sa sarili mo na ikaw mismo ang psychiatrist mo. Makakasuhan ka nyan ng malpractice, sabagay hindi ka nman makukulong dahil sa insanity defense, pero mai-institutionalized ka.

          Kung artst ang tingin mo sa sarili mo, kumuha ng kutsilyo at hiwain ang isang tenga, pero para pogi, yung kabila din para may symmetry. wow, starry night ang dating! O kaya para sikat, commit suicide, tunay na artist ka na non. Isa rin yung paraan para mapatunayan mo kung talagang may langit o impyerno.

          Vwizitch!

        • 72.2.1.3
          Mafe says:

          i think hindi pwede mag-practice ng legal profession ang mga filipinos sa america. neither could american lawyers dito sa pinas. i’m not talking about ethnicity here, but the place where you got your lawyer’s license.

          • 72.2.1.3.1
            parekoy says:

            Actually a Pilipino lawyer can practice in America as long as he passed the bar of a particular state. The problem is who is going to hire him. American law firms are choosy and an exclusive club, they have a bias towards US grads.

            The few Lawyer immigrants who passed and took LLM in US schools made their chance a bit better because in their resume they took the LLM in the US. But still an uphill for them.

            So most of the Philippine educated lawyers tend to practice in the US immgiration law firms. Others who did not pass the bar tried to apply as paralegals.

            Maybe there are CPM contributors here that are Philippine educated lawyers who are residing in US. They can share their experience and educate this poser Mariano. They can educate a bit MAriano, who is a former student of Joseph Goebbels, in this modern age of information that it is easy to spot flaws in his logic. Fact checkers can kill a wrong argument swiftly.

            But I think Mariano’s alleged philisophical prowess can explain Zeno’s paradoxes so he can get out of the loop of infinity, or whatever it means.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Dude, Parekoy, your daily fare must be TFC ( ‘toopid Filipino Channel). THERE ARE PLENTY OF U.S.-Citizen Card-Carrying fake American Filipnios graduate from UCLA and Berkeley.

              Even Manny Pacquiao not hire them against Maywether. Not even Mrs. Lapid hire them. Not even lowly Filipino TnTs have them fill up immigration petition forms. THEY WENT BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES instead and run for congressmen and senatoress.

        • 72.2.1.4
          macspeed says:

          Survival of the fittest he he he thats us, including you tol MRP, he he he lahat tayo may angking mga galing, parang agimat ni pepe he he he kita mo, malaki earnings mo dahil sa pagkapinoy mo, matalino at naglalakwatsa sa oras ng trabaho sa cyberspace he he he patawa tawa ka pa dyan, kala mo di kita nakikita? he he he pag nahuli ka ng boss mo, madali ka lang makakalusot, mabilis daliri mo mag Alt-Tab he he he pag lapit bos mo, working screen ka, pag alis nya, ayun nasa site ni Raissa he he he he addict ka na rin he he he, we will never grow up, same feathers flock together he he he he mahalaga natatapos naman natin work ahead of schedule pa he he he ang galing ng Pinoy he he he

  11. 71
    tess says:

    folks, CPMers, please stop answering or replying to Mariano Renato Pacifico’s comments, because what he wants is to divert all our attemtion (he probably thinks that he’s succesful….) if there’s a good topic being discussed here in Raissa’s blog. let him comment but let’s just ignore him, oks!

    • 71.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      I am not the problem. You are the problem @Tess. Once I comment you read. And you just cannot resist in putting me down or ignoring me or not commenting about my lucid compelling argument and the truth.

      Hey, yo, Tess, go on with your drama … I’m lovin’ it. YOU JUST WANTING ATTENTION …. he! he! he!

      Just ignore me. Do not even bother reading my comments. Because once you do, YOU WILL BE ADDICTED TO Me

    • 71.2
      clementejak says:

      You will never know how our culture differs from others unless you’ve experienced dealing or living out of the country.

      email me @clementejak@gmail.com and I will narrate to you in detail my shocking experiences in dealing with our own people.

  12. 70
    e.a. pascual says:

    it has become a pleasure for me again to read the ongoing exchanges in raissa’s cpm community, a pleasure that is due in no small measure to my decision to skip any comments by him who sees himself as irresistible and who keeps trying to get attention. it has occurred to me however that this same person whose comments must be ignored is contributing to the count of hits that raissa’s blog has and raissa can reach the one million count sooner rather than later. so keep the comments coming nameless one. we will not read it or respond to it but we will count it towards the total of viewers attesting to the popularity of raissa’s blog. if you have the time to waste on writing up long comments that gets less and less attention, we cannot stop you.

    • 70.1
      raissa says:

      Hohoho.

    • 70.2
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      If I caughted your attention, therefore, you are reading mine, you are just not admitting it. SORRY, DUDE, YOUR SLIP IS DEFINITELY SHOWING :) HE! HE! HE!

      I take you to school I am not even a school bus driver.

    • 70.3
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Dude, @pascual, you read all my posts ? Yeah, I am irrisistible. I am addictive. You wanted to bash me but you must be asking how can you bash that is the truth ?

      You are against cybercrime law and you wanted me cybercrimed ? I do not get it. This is a goot argument.

      Not one so far ever pointed out my comment is not true. They just bash the messenger. They cannot accept a proflic poster posting seconds after they have posted their comments with perfeckt englsichtzes and wrong spelling with pure repository of knowledge.

      Here is a prescription of your addiction @Pascual. whenever you see my name, do not take a peek. Do not read. because I my choice of words and construction of english is spectacularly unforgiving.

      @Pascual stick to your formal British English learned in College. Once you are out there for sure they cannot understand what you are talking about.

      • 70.3.1
        chit navarro says:

        MRP – MOST REGRESSIVE PERSON:

        ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT TRUE….
        ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE OUT OF SYNC TO THE TOPIC.
        ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE ONLY TO BRING ATTENTION TO YOUR STUPIDITY AND INSANITY..

        PLEASE REFRAIN FROM COMMENTING IN THIS BLOGSITE NOW…
        LOOK FOR ANOTHER SITE TO WASTE YOUR TIME ON.

        SA TAGALOG, LAHAT NG MGA ISINUSULAT MO AY HINDI TAMA, WALANG KATUTURAN, WALANG MAPUPULOT NA ASAL…
        GUSTO MO LANG LUMIKHA NG GRUPO NA NAKATUTOK SA IYO…
        KUNG PWEDE LAMANG NA LISANIN MO NA ANG BLOGSITE NA ITO….
        PUNTAHAN MO ANG BLOGSITE O WEBSITE NG UNA, NI JPE, NI VP BINAY O SINO PA MAN NA PWEDE MONG PAGSULATAN NG SAMO’T SARI MONG OPINYON NA WALA NAMANG PUPUNTAHAN.
        *********************

        SO NOW THAT I HAVE SAID THAT ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT TRUE,
        PERHAPS YOU WILL HAVE THE DECENCY TO MOVE OUT.

        AND THE ALL-CAPS ARE INTENTIONAL -
        I AM SHOUTING FROM THE TOP OF MT. RIMUTAKA…

        CHEERS TO YOUR DEATH IN THIS BLOGSITE!!!!

      • 70.3.2
        macspeed says:

        ha ha ha ha ha you are really teaching us how to react the way how grown-ups should be he he he he this is nice, imagine we are in paraiso ng batang maynila, or since you grew up in America, it is a playing park where see saw and other play devices such as padulasan, he he he nanduon tayo lahat, ikaw yun manunukso he he he at lahat kami binubully mo he he he he, wala lang kami dahil puro matatakutin he he he

        on the other hand, para talaga tayong nasa plaza miranda he he he i like it….

        • 70.3.2.1
          Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          You are right there, @Mac. I troll every blogs originating from the Philippines to change the Filipinos. So that, Mac, when we retire go back to our Lupang Hiniram , it is already habitable. We will not be culture shocked. :)

    • 70.4
      Alan says:

      the “Nameless One” sounds like something from HP Lovecraft. Why don’t we just call it Yog-Sothoth?

    • 70.5
      leona says:

      …writing a million letters here doesn’t mean it was viewed by others! How do you find that out? Connecting a long tube to the eyes of others? No. He can write but nothing proves that each or all were ‘viewed or read.’

      It is the content of even only one writing that is worth reading and not “mixed NUTS” where one reader doesn’t know “where, what, why, who, when & how” ‘d carabao was able to ….? It’s beyond cyberspace! …the name is limboANG!

  13. 69
    baycas says:

    A digression from “billiards”…

    Latest news on “dynasty+supreme+court” in the last 24 hours:

    Please click on this sentence.

    Tidbit:

    “BAN NOT IMPLEMENTED. The SC dismissed a petition asking Comelec to bar political dynasties from participating in the 2013 elections” (rapplerdotcom)

    • 69.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      When is a family become political dynasty? They have not defined it yet.

      • 69.1.1
        macspeed says:

        Cultured Shock MRP, really no one wanted to define, especially those with wife, husband, sons in politics, dami pala pera jan? Yun post ni Leona sa 78, kita mo pera binubulsa nila? hayyy kainis, maglalagay nga ulit ako ng facial cream protection sa kulubot he he he

  14. 68
    The Thinker says:

    Have you heard that @Mariano Renato Pacifico has a blogsite called …..

    NAGBABAGANG KEYBOARD ?

    • 68.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      “NAGBABAGANG KEYBOARD” ? That is soooo DOWDY worthy of TFC ….

      If ever I had a blogsite I’d name it – CULTURE SHOCKED 99% Perspiration 1% Exasperation

      • 68.1.1
        clementejak says:

        @Mariano Renato Pacifico 66.1

        IT SHOULD BE THE OTHER WAY 99% EXASPERATION AND 1% PERSPIRATION. I can relate to you two instances where my EXASPERATION hit the ceiling and went through it only to be stopped by the steel trusses of the roofing.I don’t mind perspiring and in fact I love it it helps my body.

        Having been away from home for a very long time only returned to spent my golden years left in life. The experiences I’ve been through really shocked me to my core. I never had this experience in the 60′s and 70′s

        Now it is understandable why we are being left behind by our neighboring asian countries. Our country is regressing instead of keeping abreast to our neighbors.

        • 68.1.1.1
          Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          When I went to America I was not culture shocked. I knew what to expect because I am reading their newspapers. Most of all, I am just a visitor so I do not expect them to bend over to accomodate me.

          Now I am back, IT IS JUST CULTURALLY EXASPERATING. The juxtaposition of righteousness out from their mouth and wrongousness from their action. IT IS JUST SO DIFFICULT THE FILIPIONOS TO PREDICT.

          Filipinos are just predictably unpredictable.

          • 68.1.1.1.1
            clementejak says:

            I totally agree with you, truth really hurts and won’t set you free.

            Like you I used VPN too.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Let us keep them guessing where we are …

              FILIPINOS use our domicile against us. I do not understand why Filipinos are thinking this way. What has domicile got to do with our CULTURE SHOCKED comments.

              • Alan says:

                “Filipinos use our domicile against us” – is a “domicile” like a “homing missile”? Please explain. With music if possible

    • 68.2
      leona says:

      ..like the movie “1600″? the pianist playing that piano so fast afterwards he lighted a cigarette from one of the so hot strings? He’ll be electrically shocked if he touches “s” key!

      • 68.2.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        The Thinker is irrelevant. The Thinker feeds on gossips. He is a Filipino no doubt about it. An undesirable Filipino not worthy of response.

    • 68.3
      macspeed says:

      This site is enough for me, this is really plaza miranda he he he masaya at maraming matututunan…

      After work, this is better than watching TFC ho ho ho parang sargo ng bola sa billiard he he he where is no.1 ball the first to be pocket, he he he

  15. 67
    fed_up says:

    In one subject In Grade school decades ago, our teacher had compiled a characterization list of some countries for easy recall.

    For example, Philippines: “Pearl of the Orient Seas”, Japan: “Kingdom of the Rising Sun”, Brazil: “Coffee Cup of the World”, Switzerland: “Playground of Europe”, China: “Sleeping Giant of the Orient”, etc.

    Today, that “Sleeping Giant” shows signs of waking up. Last November, China has announced she has successfully landed her “first generation multi-purpose carrier-borne fighter jet,” for the first time “on the deck of her aircraft carrier.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-aircraft-carrier-landing/index.html

    With a population of 1.3 billion (2010 census), China is so huge that, to use a metaphoric hyperbole, when she sneezes, all the nations around her are startled to convulsion.

    If China has any design of annexing the Philippines for whatever reason (she may be “testing the waters” already by laying claim on the Scarborough Shoals) and America doesn’t see it fit to intervene for any reason, then the Philippines can do very little to prevent the annexation for two reasons.

    With some Navy ships and Air Force jets still of WWII vintage and the country’s military modernization program getting stalled in Congress while hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of pesos are being funneled to scammers’ pockets, the Philippines’ opposition to China’s design may just like be, to use another metaphoric hyperbole, a small fly on her (China’s) dining table which can easily be flicked off.

    http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/CNAS_ESCS_bulletin3.pdf

    If and when the annexation scenario happens, it could be possible in two ways: a la Hong Kong, or a la Tibet.

    Either way, it would surely spell the end of the practices of shortsighted political leaders lording over our bodies (wanting to deny choice to couples on the size of family they want) and church leaders lording over our soul.

    Others, however, may welcome it as an opportunity to cleanse our pastime addictions (‘jueteng’, ‘masiao’, etc. – illegal numbers game which the government appears to be toothless in stamping them out) and habits which are all detrimental to nation-building.

    I’m sorry if I sound like being irreverent to PNoy’s father’s dictum: “The Filipino is worth dying for.”

    • 67.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Philippines is not PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEAS anymore. The PEARLS are gone.

    • 67.2
      leona says:

      @fed_up…and the intremitido bishops and priests will de-frocked their sotanas without delay once the Chinese military steps on our soil! All CHURCHES and religious rites will be banned! Our intremitidos will mingle with use like-looking ordinary pinoys.

      • 67.2.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        The Chinese are already here @Leona.

        Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, Gokongwei, Caktiong. I have Chinese neighbors that cannot speak tangalog jsut Chinese. I have Chinese classmates that are not naturalized Filipinos. You have president from China.

        You will have a cybercrime law made-for-Chinese-Invaders.

        SO, PEOPLE, …. na! nah! nahh !!!! Check the fabric of your Philippine Flag where it is made ? Of course, CHINA !!!! And the dye used ? Of course, from China. And the rope that it is hanged with ? China! and the pole ? CHINA! CHINA! CHINA ! CHINA!

        The hardware it was boughted from ? Of course Chinese owners … Ateneo students ? la Salle Students ? de Paul students ? ALL CHINESE !!!!!

        WE ALREADY HAVE SURRENDERED !!!!!! You already have surrendered !!!!!!

        • 67.2.1.1
          Victin Luz says:

          Sorry @MARIANITO falaypay….. CONVICTED si TATAY CORONA MO he he

        • 67.2.1.2
          macspeed says:

          CS Mariano…he he he my laptop toshiba I-7, wow…looking at the back, made in china hu hu hu he he he he pero twist the fact, these chinese on our land wanted to become Pinoy he he he they are cultured shock by the friendliness and goodness of Filipino he he he. Chinese restaurant in Ongpin big and small are love by Pinoys, pede pa nga utang pag wala ka pera he he he

          @fed-up, anyways the trend continues around the world, not only in Phillipines, they just like Filipinos so much for hospitality, but really, they are interested world wide marketing, bawal magutom ang logic, so they need to work hard sa dami nila, duon pa lang sa loob ng bakuran nila magpapatayan na sila kung walang maipakain ang gobyerno nila he he he kaya di malayong manggulo sila pag nag fail yun economy nila, kaya dapat ma maintain nila ang chinas rich business para walang gulo he he he

      • 67.2.2
        fed_up says:

        @leona. once the Chinese are in our shores, the “intremitido bishops and priests”, as you call them, will have no more of the comforts they’re enjoying right now but will have to protect their hides from persecution. The country will go back to the times of the Wild, Wild West in America and the “intremitido bishops and priests”, as you call them, will have to set up mission churches to try to catholicize the invading forces. Perhaps, there’s more heroism to them by doing that (setting up missionary churches) than just speaking from their pulpit during Sunday Masses like they do today.

        • 67.2.2.1
          Alan says:

          Go back to the times of the Wild Wild West? Sometimes I feel we never left them. Plus the Catholic Church has its own job cut out for it in China itself, where the government has performed the ultimate in piracy — it has copied the Catholic church itself and has its own set of state-appointed bishops, to the fury of the Vatican

          • 67.2.2.1.1
            macspeed says:

            he he he he para nga naman di na lumabas yun pera nila he he he sana mga wag na silang dumami ng dumami, controllin na nila population nila at magtagumpay biznez nila para walang magutom sa kanila he he he

  16. 66
    Keanleogo says:

    From the SunStar.com.ph

    The high court defers action on RH law

    Because the writer of the decision sought more time to study the case.
    Because of the numerous cases in the agenda of the SC during its first en banc session of the year.
    The RH petition will be taken up in the future en banc session.

    • 66.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      HEADLINE: U.S. Drone found off Masbate

      Could it be possible that U.S. drone collided with Robredo’s plane ?

      Jut thinking.

  17. 65
    lorna says:

    playing billiards is more fun than readind this article

  18. 64
    • 64.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Morsi denies targeting Satirists ….

      • 64.1.1
        Johnny Lin says:

        Mariano

        How is the weather in Antioch California now. It is around half past 8 in the morning, have you had your breakfast?

        CPMers, if you remember during Corona trial, there was acondo property bought by Charina Corona located in Roseville CA. Roseville and Antioch where Mariano is posting are both located in Placer county. There is also an addressed in Antioch before associated with the husband of Charina..

        Every now and then Mariano touches on Corona trial regarding the Mr Anonymous and Little. lady.

        Previously I profiled as a relative of a government official seeking vengeance for their misfortune against the press and a UP graduate journalist.

        The triangulation fits that Mariano is vindictive for the Corona famiy. Placer County is a very small place in Northern CA towards Lake Tahoe. Nottoo many Filipinos live there.
        Mariano tries to sidestep us by saying he is from LA but every now and then he refers to the Bay area on certain locations.

        Mariano has an axe to grind against Raissa blog and CPMers.

        Raissa can confirm that Mariano’s posting is from Antioch. I already if I am not right on this location this will be my last posting.

        • 64.1.1.1
          Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          I do not have an axe nor a grinder against Raissa just because I am a serial commenter of her blogsite. The same is true Filipinos brand me as pro-Corona just because I am pro-Hustisya Matuwid. In the Philippines, whoever is in favor of Hustisya Matuwid-American style of benign0 Aquino’s enemy is enemy of entire Philippine state.

          I am happy where Philippines is going because there will be fewer and fewer Filipino immigrants to my ‘hood. They are undesirable to be Americans. Their maximum attainable success in the U.S. is …. Drum roll pleeez …. IS …. A nurse !!! American nurses do not feel that way. American nurses feel they are just making it, gettying by, surviving and existing. BUT TO FILIPINOS pinagyabang nila ang magiging nurse.

          I keep mentioning Corona’s case because, TO ME, it is glaring how Filipino exercise their justice system. I also mention Ate Glo and Ampatuan because their investigative & forensic processes is just opposite Americans. Filipinos hate me for pointing these out because in the Philippines PERCEPTION is important and IT IS EVIDENCE.

          Take a listen to what happened to that Governor of Palawan. He is now in trouble because HIS RADIO CRITIC was jazzed up by hitmen. Being a critic and dead is enough evidence that it was Governor of Palawan. So, basing on that premise, IF I WIND UP DEAD, it could be Raissa & Alan’s commenters ???? HA! HA! HA! HA!

          Parang marami pang bigas kakainin ang mga Pinoys.

          I am not from Los Angeles, I am not from Placer. I use VPN. Virtual Private Network that I hook up to using IP address from California. I use VPN from California because they have plenty of VPN server to be had if you just bother to waste time looking up for one.

          I WANT THE FILIPINOS TO BE MATUWID. I want their justice system predictable. But Filipinos take it the wrong way. Could it be too much galung-gong on their diet ? Too much TFC ? Too much Friendster ?

          We will never know. According to Der Taggesspiegel, DAILY BROADSHEET in Berlin, Filipinos are the topmost user of Facebook. Do not bother to look me up in Friendster or Facebook because I do not exist. I AM NOT FACEBOOK SMART.

          • 64.1.1.1.1
            Johnny Lin says:

            You are not facebook smart but you know how to camouflage IPN thru VPN.
            After you read my posting you drovean hour to Albany CA, another address attached to Charina Corona husband address in our research. Albany is about an hour drive from Placer county, time coinciding from around the time you were posting and your posting about 35 minutes ago. When I posted earlier while you were posting facetime, you did not post immediately after reading my comment which you could gave done if you could manipulate the VPN easily but instead you drove to your other condo to register another IP address just to dispel the tracking, however you forgot the tracking time would betray your action. Told you am a professional analyst and CSI expert tracking you by virtual time GPS, know exactly when your next posting time will br by hooking with you on your last and I am warned the moment you posted again, that is what woke me up by my contact tracking your IP. Remeber I am in the Philippines now. You made a mistake posting while moderator has turned offf, tjat is why I could track you virtually. I was also tracking if you could be related to GMA or Garcia as Rene suggested but no, your relationship points to Corona.

            So long this is my last response to you.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Is Johnny Lin Sotto’s cyber-tracker ? We will never know. Johnny is computer savvy. He can seem to know where WE are in the virtual world. The last war will not be held on land by PMAyers but by cyber-trackers. Hunt ‘em down. Determine IPNs and block.

              It is the end of cyber free speech. Waaaaa !!!!!

              In cyberspace, once it is posted, it cannot be retracted. Once it is “liked” Sotto and Johnny starts sniffing, poking uncovering hideouts …….

              I never thought Filipinos can do it, until Johnny came along …..

              • Alan says:

                Tell us what you think of the Corona case, do you think the ex-chief justice would have made a better money launderer, este, foreign exchange dealer?

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I doubt so, Alan. If this guy, Corona, cannot hide his where-ever-it-came-from dollar monies, how can he launder money the Colombian cartel way? If Corona’s daughter is a masseuse in America, how could I trust his brain ? If he cannot layer over and cover up his real properties from prying eyes, I cannot trust my money with him.

                When I saw him praying before God instead of hitting the books, I knew right then and there he is not fit for CJ position. My parents told me never to trust a pilot that prays before take-off. Never trust a surgeon that prays. Because if it goes wrong they will tell my parents, “EN SHALA, IT IS GOD’S WILL”.

                I’ve seen horrible accidents along EDSA, they’d say “It is the will of God”. Since I am a very goot lawyer, I dragged these witnesses to the court and make impassioned plea that my defendant should be let go because defendant is Driving-Under-the-Influence of God. No matter how steps on the brake, God took over and smash up the vehicle.

                And you know what Alan? The religious Filipino judge said i WAS INSANE for bringing in God to court. HUH ? They had my defendant swear before the bible and now they are debunking my witness accounts that “IT IS THE WILL OF GOD”?

                That is the reason why I cannot understand Filipino minds. Dual personalities. Dual culture. Dual justice system and most of all THEY CANNOT SHOW ME THEY MANUFACTURE CATSUP AND NOODLES.

          • 64.1.1.1.2
            Kamoteng Kahoy says:

            @mariano

            so you’re goot in math and goot in networking….hey genius..your IP can virtually always be traced back to your computer. In most cases, using a VPN to mask your IP is not easily detectable by the websites you visit but the true IP and street address can be discovered. All internet connections are logged somewhere, even the connection to your VPN.

          • 64.1.1.1.3
            Victin Luz says:

            @ulol@MARIANITO de Falaypay,…… He he Sabi kuna ba e…. Since the STARTBof your postings here @ MARIANITO de kulafo….. He he sorry talaga , convicted si CORONA mo, RH BILL was approved and si BINAY mo bumabantot na din @MARIANITO he he …..

            NINGAS COGON ka mga.he he

            • Victin Luz says:

              Ito pa sa iyo @ MARIANITO de patatas……. …. Matagal na kitang BUKING………..CORONA will be convicted of TAX EVASION CASE’s and if you are the ” manugang or anak ” in TATE , kasama ka sa kulungan… Bwa ha ha……..

              You did not wear your MASK very well@kulafo de Falaypay …he he

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! You are soooo funny @Victin Luz !!!! Hope you have more victims to come ……

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                One of these days, you will be bitten by the screwey justice you have supported ….. Just the same I will support you … I AM APOLITICAL … I am just for pure justice not Filipino-style justice. Weeeee !!!! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Whatever @Victin Luz, go back to work ! :) He! he! he!

              • Victin Luz says:

                He he @MARIANITO de Falaypay…. Ha ha buking na buking kana ha ha. APOLITICAL … Utot mo he mapanhi… Sorry ka CONVICTED ang tatay CORONA mo ha ha

          • 64.1.1.1.4
            macspeed says:

            yo, Mariano, he he he you are really cultured shock by the American way of Life he he he these two country can never be similar, especially on Implementations of Laws he he he

            USofA has a very strong dollar, see what is written on their money? “In God We Trust”, their basic foundations are so strong hence they are the Worlds Best he he he and you came from our Loving Filipino culture and became what you are now>Cultured shock he he he You cannot compare Philippine Law with that of Uncle Sam he he he

            I notice your continued bad comments, signs of Jealousy among the best bloggers he he he he, when ever i read their blogs about Laws and their sections, i just simply appreciate it because they have learned it from their university, but you are jealous by commenting negatively he he he

            If you are drinking, that will worsen your thingking.

            You keep saying you are accused as pro corona, and keep telling that you just want the Philippine justice to be matuwid he he he Philippine Laws are modified version of existing Laws of America, Japan, Spain, the Malays and the natives of original Pinoys, the roots of these Lawmakers came from these variations of Salin Lahi he he he he marami tayong matalino, isa ka na roon, kaya lang pinasok ng cultured shock utak mo at hinahaluan mo pa yata ng Alcohol he he he
            Sample,

            1. Ang original inventor ng Flourescent lamp ay Filipino, binile ng GE which was USofA he he he. My Instructor told us that in 1938, a filipino tested the first supposed to be commercial Flourescent, however when GE bought that, they patented in USofA he he he

            2. Original concept and tested Car running on Water is a Filipino he he he pero kung itutuloy, magkakaroon ng worldwide economic imbalance he he he kilala na itong Imbentor na to he he he

            Dapat ka ngang matuwa Filipino ka, kaso pinipilet mo iparehas ang USofA Laws sa Juan dela Cruz Law he he he, di pede, Ang Batas ng Pinoy ang producto ng mahabang panahon na pananakop ng mga banyaga, at this stage, makiisa ka na lang.

            Naalala mo ba sinabi ko sayo? Destiny? Baka isang araw makapagasawa ka Filipina and you wil do anything to win her Love, he he he kung sabihin nya, dito ka tumira sa Pilipinas!!! he he he

            salam amico pero tu non bene he he he

          • 64.1.1.1.5
            Johnny Lin says:

            Marianito

            You were posting in virtual time when you read my comment you were in Antioch, Instead of posting immediately,you took the time to drive to Albany CA about an hour drive from Antioch and you posted your reply that you are FB ignorant but VPN savvy, which is unbelievable considering your claim of superior intelligence.

            Your purpose was to show different location. By the way Albany CA showed also as one of the addresses of Corona when we investigated.

            You know why you are guilty and exposed? By denying that you dont grind an ax against Raissa which a non guilty person would not bother to explain.
            Simple psychological logic.

            Dont worry I won’t bother to reply to you anymore in this blog only
            Next time post in closeby Brentwood cause Roseville is too obvious

            He he he

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              That is the beauty about VPN. You can be anywhere in timewarp. :)

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              The only person I have a grinder to ax is benign0. benign0 of Get Real. I exposed him. He was so angry telling and exposing him that he was only goot in written english not in conversational english.

              So we started to spar and pointed out his wrong english. Whenever he stall and blink, I teased him. He just went nuclear !!!

              Ba’t kaya ang mga Filipinos soooo into english. English is not a measure of excellence. Things are just better explained in english because of lack of equivalent words in tagalog.

              I still love benign0. I hope we’d be friends again. Of all enemies benign0 have had I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT HE LABORIOUSLY DEDICATED AN ARTICLE FOR ME. :)

            • Rene-Ipil says:

              Johnny@ 64.1

              It is entirely possible to prepare the comment in Manhattan and send it to CA for posting. I believe MRP is a confederation of people in New York, California and Manila.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                Manila !!! Manila is where I feel the pulse of the Filipinos. That is also how I know Sin Tax on cigarette is mere revenue enhancing more than diminishing lung cancer. People die out of pollution than cigarette smoking. They are just plagiarizing America’s anti-tobacco propagandas.

  19. 63
    Targrod says:

    awesome analogy, miss raissa!

    sana naliligo si Pnoy, every time na “naglalaro siya ng billiards.” =)

  20. 62
    Tess Sa US says:

    LP = PNoy, Jesse, Mar
    UNA = Binay, Erap, Enrile

    LP = Bayan muna
    UNA = Ako mUNA at Anak ko mUNA

    LP = Bam Aquino
    UNA = Ernesto Maceda

    LP = Risa Hontiveros
    UNA = Mitos Magsaysay

    • 62.1
      Joe America says:

      Where is the nearest cliff. Nancy Binay is garnering twice as many pre-election “votes” as Jun Magsaysay, Jr. I want to jump . . .

      • 62.1.1
        raissa says:

        Awwwww.

      • 62.1.2
        clementejak says:

        Do you want the real cliff? There is no such cliff close to the Binays territory.

        I don’t want the Binays they will create a fiscal cliff.

        • 62.1.2.1
          Joe America says:

          The real difficulty is how to extend the intelligence of CPMers to the masses who go gaga nuts if a “name” winks at them. I can’t figure a way. I can write blogs until I am blue in the face and still just be speaking to those who get it.

          UNA jumped the gun on COMELEC’s suggested campaigning start date, and people don’t see that as a reflection of UNA values once they are in office, where “what’s in it for me” is the driving force. Not public good.

          How does someone explain that to the broad masses, 3.3 million of whom are hungry.

          Maybe a tall building is the best alternative . . .

          • 62.1.2.1.1
            TOL says:

            Big problem. Same old problem that brought us to our current situation… IDIOT VOTERS.

            • raissa says:

              The idiot voters voted for Aquino.

              The intelligent ones for Gibo.

              Go figure.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I absolutely agree @raissa. They got carried by iyak-iyak carried by Brilliant Philippine Media. BY A FLUKE, benign0 Aquino turned out to be a law enforcer. Nothing brilliant about enforcing the law. When I was 5-years-old I knew that no one should steal my toys.

                Law enforcement is not Brilliant. Law enforcement is inherent. Unfortunately benign0 is the only one. benign0 has to come down from Malacanang to direct traffic along EDSA because if it is left to some traffic enforcer nothing happens.

                Traffic enforcer even afraid of gleaming shiny European wang-wanging down the street. It takes benign0 to pull them over.

              • lgnd says:

                Hold on Raissa,

                Do you mean everyone who voted for or favored Aquino in the past Presidential elections are idiots?

                And vice versa, if you were for Gibo, then you are intelligent?

                Please explain?

              • raissa says:

                I was being sarcastic ;-)

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              @TOL, Filipinos are brilliant voters. FILIPINOS NEVER GO WRONG !!! They elect government officials. When government officials are corrupt THEY DO NOT BLAME THEMSELVES FOR ELECTING A CORRUPT OFFICIALS. They blame the government official that they elected.

              aIN’T FILIPINO LOGIC WONDERFUL ?

              Here is another scenario why Filipinos are not to blame in blaming corrupt officials. THEY VOTE THOSE THAT IS COVERED BY BRILLIANT PHILIPPINE MEDIA. What Brilliant Philippine Media splash on your screen and newsprint IT IS WHAT PEOPLE VOTE.

              Ain’t BRILLIANT PHILIPPINE MEDIA WONDERFUL ?

              FILIPINOS ARE BRILLIANT VOTERS because if their vote are bought once inside the booth they vote someone else. THOSE ARE REALLY BRILLIANT VOTERS

              FILIPINOS ARE BRILLIANT VOTERS but their brilliance depends on Philippine Media.

              SO DO NOT INSULT PHILIPPINE VOTERS. WE ARE BRILLIANT !!!!

              FOR AN EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT, Philippine Government should be outsourced.

          • 62.1.2.1.2
            idde says:

            @Joe:

            I sometimes feel the same way. I spread the word as best I can but sometimes it is exasperating already. I just tell myself that I owe it to my country to keep trying. Until my tonsils fall out. Until pigs fly. Until white crows take to the sky. Until the trapos think not of themselves but of their country and country men.

            That said, a big shout of thanks to all of you who help a lot and make it easier to spread the word!

          • 62.1.2.1.3
            Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            @Joe, only 3.3 million are hungry out of 93,999,999 Filipnios and unaccounted others ?

            It is easy to spread the word. I will ask Zuckerberd to do a bot for every Filipion Facebook account to swamp it with intelligent CPMers …

            Seriously, I JUST CANNOT KEEP TAB OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE PHILIPPINES.

            Whenever there is election, there is aligning of forces and creation of Political Parties. Philippine Politics is like BIG BANG!!!! Dark forces are created and new life forms sprouts.

            • Victin Luz says:

              He he@MARIANITO de Falaypay ……. Wala ka nang magagawa convicted si CORONA mo, and he will be convicted agiain on his TAX EVASION CASE’s and lulubug din si BINAY mo he he……

              Ayaw mung lumantad ha ha natatalupan ka na din ng dahan dahan, at lalabas din ang kaluluwa mung BULUK@ MARIANITO de patatas.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                You cannot seem to get my gist of my comments !!! Well, you are a Filipino if you weren’t you would have understand my drift .

                I Googled Kulafo, there is such a word !!! It is a chinese wine. It is now defunct. Not distilled anymore. So, @Victin, how old are you ? YOu must be very old to know Vino Kulafu. :)

                GO BACK TO WORK !!! you miniMum-wage working class people !!!! HAWR! HAWR! HAWr!

          • 62.1.2.1.4
            Mafe says:

            I understand your trepidation, Joe. You are right that people whose votes matter just don’t get it (and this fact, the trapos are so aware of and conveniently abuse it). I used to work with the grassroots and local governments and also as an instructor. It’s so frustrating when people themselves do not see the wisdom of change in droves and not by piecemeal. Most people (those who are “hungry” by your definition) see it wise(?) to remain in their yard, some cautious and straddling on the fence (and then eventually jump back), while a few others who bravely leapt got killed or incapacitated or decimated.
            But there’s hope. There will always be. ;)

  21. 61
    andrew lim says:

    IN RESPONSE TO UNA’s TV CAMPAIGN AD

    Mitos o trabaho? Trabaho!

    Mitos o pagkain? Pagkain?

    Hindi sagot sa kahirapan si Mitos! Nagsisipilyo ka pa lang sa umaga, puro batikos na si Mitos kay Pnoy! :)

    I am predicting the Catholic Vote Phils will endorse several of UNA’s candidates, based on their anti-RH stand: JV Ejercito, Mitos, Honasan, Maceda. UNA has several members who were anti-RH but not running: JPE, Jinggoy, Sotto,

    Their slogan will be: Di baleng corrupt, basta sumusunod sa bishop! :)

    • 61.1
      raissa says:

      Where did the TV campaign ad come out?

      How can I see it?

    • 61.2
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Woooo Hooo !!!!

      I WILL DEFINITELY VOTE FOR

      De Baling Corrupt, Basta Sumusunod Sa Bishop !!!! I LOVE THIS SLOGAN !!!!

      I will vote for Andrew Lim as Sloganeer of the year !!!!!

    • 61.3
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      This May election is a REFERUNDUM OF THE PHILIPPINE CHURCH !!!!!!!

      Bring it on Bishops, Cardinals …… I sooo hate you ……

  22. 60
    raissa says:

    Sen. Sotto’s website- titosotto.com – has been hacked.

    RH Law came into effect yesterday

    • 60.1
      Martial Bonifacio says:

      Dont worry about his website since its sinotto :)

    • 60.2
      baycas says:

      MANILA, Philippines – The petition against the Reproductive Health law has been raffled off to Supreme Court Justice Jose Mendoza, who has two priests as brothers, Rappler learned from Court insiders.

      Read from rapplerdotcom:

      Justice with priests as brothers gets RH law case

      BY PURPLE ROMERO
      POSTED ON 01/07/2013 5:12 PM  | UPDATED 01/07/2013 5:59 PM

      • 60.2.1
        leona says:

        @baycas…are the ‘priests’ from Ateneo, SJs? Pro-RH? If not, we all eat do-nuts!

        • 60.2.1.1
          baycas says:

          sorry, di ko alam.

          si justice jose catral mendoza ay Bedista.

          Benedictine monks kaya? i don’t know.

      • 60.2.2
        leona says:

        “mendoza” Wikipedia in encyclopedia …’

        Mendoza
        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Jump to: navigation, search
        This article is about the Spanish surname. xxx xxx.

        Mendoza is a surname of Basque origin, also occurring as a place name. It means Cold Mountain, from words in the Basque language, mendi (mountain) and (h)otz (cold) + definite article ‘-a’ (Mendoza being mendi+(h)otza). When related to Spain, it usually applies to the descendants of the Mendoza family, an old basque noble family originally from Alava. The spelling of place names in basque has varied from the original ‘mendotza’ to ‘mendontze’ in the 1890s, ‘mendoche’ in the 1920s, ‘mendotxe’ in the 1980s to the restored original of ‘mendotza’ being the current.[1]”

        Will petitioners ask for inhibition or not? If not, they’ll eat do-nuts! …probably!

        • 60.2.2.1
          The Thinker says:

          Is Jose Mendoza still reporting to our former colonist ? Could he be a spy for the Spanish Crusaders ? Pnoy should look into this.

      • 60.2.3
        The Thinker says:

        As what @Mariano Renato Pacifico said “Corona was impeached by association to Aling Glo”.

        I suggest we temporarily seize and desist from this guilt-by-association. Let us sit wait and see. Let us not have @Mariano Renato Pacifico get the credit of his presumptive lunacy that Corona was impeached by association was true.

        If we attack Jose Mendoza @Mariano might think he was right after all. Let us be an example that there never was guilt by association buy respecting Jose Mendoza vote against RHBill else there would be two precedence. TRO and RHBill and there will be more.

      • 60.2.4
        clementejak says:

        @baycas 60.2
        Given the publicity of the opposition of the CBCP regarding the passage of the RH Bill, Justice Mendoza must inhibit himself due to conflict of interest.

      • 60.2.5
        Keanleogo says:

        From the wrap of Rappler.com.

        Justice Mendoza was appointed to the high court in 2010 with the backing of the Tuguegarao Archbishop.

  23. 59
    praetorius says:

    -http://technology.inquirer.net/21725/sotto-website-defaced

  24. 58
    Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    I see plenty of OFWs and dominantly Filipino immigrants from secular-goot-governance USofA checking in Raissa. Do these Filipino immigrants read their local U.S. newspapers? Or, watch pure TFC channel? I betcha, they only read clueless Libre Philippine Newspapers. It is no wonder they can never learn anything. Philippine newsreporting HAVE A VERY WIDE DIVIDE between American newsreporting.

    I adress you Filipino immigrants, make it a habit to read American newspapers. That is how I reclaimed my intelligence. You will be educated by American newspapers that forensics is supreme over witness accounts. American newspapers will tell you why they do not make pagarparings of the weapons of crime, time of death, witness accounts, age, name of victims … then their newspapers will tell you they are witholding details “SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDIZE INVESTIGATION”.

    In the Philippines investigators pagarparings to the whole world that suspects and corruptors know what and how to spin their yarn so airtight that investigators would look like fools to foreigners never mind the Filipinos they are bunch of english-speaking kindergartners that cannot know what to do with their college degrees.

    And, oh, Filipinos, PLEASE VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARIES IF ONCE A MONTH IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS JUST SHOW YOUR FACE SO I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE A FILIPINO IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF LOS ANGELES.

    Does anyone know here that Filipinos are 2nd in number to Chinese? And does anyone know that Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and the rest of minorities go to LIBRARIES and FILIPINOS NEVER?

    WHY FILIPINOS DO NOT GO TO LIBRARIES? BECAUSE THEY are allergic to education and books. Or, THEY ARE BUSY WATCHING TFC iyak-iyakan movies. Watching these iyak-iyakn movies makes Filipinos feel goot about themselves that they are not the ones suffering but also the character of the movies they watch. They identify themselves in these iyak-iyak corny lousy movies that lacks artistry at all. WHY FILIPINOS ? WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS ?

    • 58.1
      The Thinker says:

      Sir, Mariano, what is your problem with Filipinos? What have they done to you? Why do you hate them so much? Just leave us alone with our Philippine Newspapers and TFC Channels. If we do not want to be educated it is our choice.

      We love Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao is the best thing that ever happened to us. We do not care if he is ONLY A BOXER. What we Filipinos want is RECOGNITION THAT WE EXIST AND PUT US IN THE MAP. We may not be known of EDUCATED FILIPINOS THAT MADE LIFE-ALTERING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD but we do love our beauty contestants. They may not look like your traditional Filipino looks but THAT IS WHAT WE WANTED not what you think we should and ought to like. WE DO NOT CARE if Philippine Media is promoting traditional looking-Filipinos as ugly and second class citizen.

      Just stay wherever you are in your nook of Santa Monica wherever that is. Just leave us alone. We will keep on debating finer points of laws regardless it has spotty implementation. Debating so makes us feel superior, intelligent and blow off steam.

      One day, if I get tourist VISA to the U.S. I’ll come looking for you. Hunt you down. Because, we, Filipinos do not take truth sitting down. We do not like truths about us. We would rather cover it up like we use beauty contestants to cover up how ugly our traditional looks are.

      Peace, Mariano !!!

      Though, I totally agree with what you have ranted but please do not comment on comments and do not even bother respond to me.

      Thank you and may you have a life like us Filipinos.

      • 58.1.1
        Rolly says:

        @The Thinker

        Sorry The Thinker, but you sound like Mariano.

        • 58.1.1.1
          The Thinker says:

          I apologize for saying this, Sir, you are paranoid. It seems anyone lurking in the darkness is Mariano.

          I am not Mariano. I do not emulate his style. Mariano is totally crass and brash. I wouldn’t even want to be caught next to him. I get rashes of people his kind.

          • 58.1.1.1.1
            Rolly says:

            How could you emulate yourself…seems impossible. I also suspect that OMG at 52.1 is your another username.

            I apologize to all CPMers for giving you the benefit of doubt.

            It’s apparent that you don’t sleep at all.

            • Rolly says:

              @Mariano Renato Pacifico

              Tama ka Mariano, Google got the power. Minutes ago, I googled your name and it does appear that you have dominated most of the blog sites Filipinos frequented. I also found out that one of your other usernames is “The Thinker”. I still admire you nonetheless.

              You are an intelligent person, no doubt, and needed no assistance at all confronting anything thrown at you.

              You are unique and capable…to keep at the peak, you’ve got to be fit.

              Take good care of yourself.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                @Rolly, The Thinker is a cyber-stalker, he/she stalks, whereas, I am cyber-talker. Dal-dal 24/7 all night long.

                I may have know The Thinker. I may have met him. He talks like a foreign national, whereas, I am DESIRABLE FILIPINO in contrast to UNDESIRABLE FILIPINOS THAT PEE EVERYWHERE, THROW GARBAGE ANYWHERE.

                Ow, talking about garbage and peeing which is my expertise, PHILIPPINES IS ONE BIG URINAL AND GARBAGE DUMP. You can pee and throw garbage EXCEPT IN PLACES WHERE IT IS POSTED Prohibited “HUWAG UMIHI DITO” and “HUWAG MAGTAPON NG BASURA”. Just the same like ALL LAWS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND ORDINANCES it is only for DEBATING PURPOSES and ENTERTAINMENT not to be followed.

                In 1stworld country, even before there are ORDINANCES they always pee in the designated places and throw garbage in trash can. CONTRAST THAT IN THE PHILIPPINES, you can throw anywhere EXCEPT in places where you cannot pee and trash.

                aIN’T Filipnos wonderful ?

                FILIPINOS HAVE LAWS FOR DEBATING PURPOSES ONLY NOT TO BE IMPLEEMENTED. That is why when they go to 1stworld, these LAW DEBATERS becomes LAW FOLLOWERS.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              @Rolly, The Thinker wanted to be me. This is absolutely IDENTITY THIEF or whatever machacallit.

              • macspeed says:

                You are really sick he he he he i believe that you are more cutured shocked rather than a reative to CJ Corona or Ate Glo he he he

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I cannot believe Corona’s daughter is only a masahista in United STates when her Daddy is Supreme Court Justice …

                Filipinos also have a Mrs. Lapid importing dollars from the Philippines hiring white american lawyer …

                And here is Filiipno hero, kindergarten drop-out Manny Pacquiao hired another white American lawyer against Maywether’s libel suit …

                Then, children of Gen Garcia, another importer of 100,000 dollar caught in San Francisco by an American clerk … AMERICAN CLERK CAUGHTED children ofGen Garcia … Cannot happen in the Philippines ….

                Then there was Nora Aunor with meth ….

                Then TnTs lining up before Garfunkel ….

                And that Filipino maid of was it Madonna(?) for not paying overtime and trashing her religion also hired white american lawyer …

                I betcha all of the above are against me outing them of hiring american lawyers ….

                If children of Corona is just a masahista, therefore, Corona must not be fit to be a CJ ….

          • 58.1.1.1.2
            macspeed says:

            he he he he he i like in here at Raissa’s cyberspace, my life is full of happiness LOL he he he MRP is cultured shock he he he he is not related to CJ Corona he he he

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Hey, yo, @Mac, my friend. I like the way you put it “CULTURE SHOCK”. I am absolutely SHOCKED !!!! After your 15 years in Saudi Arabia-Middle East, when you come home you will be absolutely SHOCKED !!!!!

              People here think differently. Act differently and have two CULTURES. One culture an appearance of civility and initelligence and another Culture that is wholly their own, Pee everywhere.

              I wanted to visit Philippines but I am in their NO LAND LIST. Hang-gang airport lang ako … :(

      • 58.1.2
        Rene-Ipil says:

        The Thinker @ 58.1

        The Thinker, I know how you feel about MRP. You just cannot let it pass. This Mariano. You even warned him not to respond anymore. But I am now making a reply not for you alone but to all CPMers. Just to inform everybody about MRP. And why we should not go near him even with a ten-foot pole. You see that he is creating havoc in Raissa’s blog, hoping that he could divide and destroy the reputation of this blog with his scheme and materials fed to him by people who want our country back to a corrupt regime. FBGY a.k.a. as MRP was a website designer before he struck it big time in fashion blogging. He was reportedly a graduate of AMA Computer College and a computer wiz at the age of 16 or thereabout. He lives in New York with his partner and long time friend TMDG, a fashion publicist, who is presently under electronic detention after 95 days of incarceration in Brooklyn, courtesy of Philippine and US authorities. TMDG said that it was hell as he avoided an everyday rape while in jail.

        As a phenomenal fashion blogger FBGY, a.k.a. MRP can really write. But some people who personally know him said that his English speaking skill is quite atrocious. Let me show you something. On September 4, 2006 at the age of 24 or thereabout, FBGY wrote his masterpiece entitled “I FUCKING HATE FILIPINOS”. Said article “was” available online anytime before I exposed his identity, though meagerly, in Raissa’s blog. But starting January 6 this new year, it was substituted with innocuous publication and, therefore, cannot be seen anymore online. That is what FBGY assumed. Maybe true for some people. But FBGY assumed wrongly. People like Alan for example cannot be denied that hell of a “masterpiece”. I am posting some of its portions verbatim for comparison with what FBGY a.k.a. MRP wrote in Raissa’s blog.

        On MRP’s favorite subject – Filipinos’ english – MRP wrote this and many others.

        “Mariano Renato Pacifico says:
        December 30, 2012 at 11:02 am
        Let us be aware that in the Philippines where I live the following statement is true:

        “If englischtzes is correct and spelling impeccable but logic is wrong. Statement is correct.

        “If logic is right englsichtzes and spelling is wrong. Logic is wrong.

        “THIS IS SOOOOO TRUE !!!! JOURANLISTS FAILED TO ANALYZE THIS. Check out blogs’ comments. IT IS SOOOOO COMMON.

        “If someone has compelling argument, they check their grammar and spelling and attack it like rabid dogs. WHY ARE FILIPINOS LIKE THAT ? Journalists should look into this ANOMALY. It is not the content , it all boils down to grammar ans spelling. WERID AIN’T IT ?”

        FBGY a.k.a. MRP wrote in “I FUCKING HATE FILIPINOS”

        “3. Filipinos are notorious English nazis. I’m telling you, people in this shithole should seriously consider virtual proofreading as a job and charge oh I dunno, an arm and a leg. In over 2.5 years of my blogging “career”, most, if not all, of the English nazis who commented on my blog are located in the Philippines. Gotta love Whois.sc’s ip address checker. Got someone pinpointing each and every grammar/pronunciation/syntax error on your blog? Chances are it’s a Flip. Enough said.”

        On the color of our skin, FBGY a.k.a. MRP wrote this and many others.

        “Mariano Renato Pacifico says:
        December 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

        ” I cannot be a beauty contestant because Filipnos prefer a tisoy or a tisay Miss Philippines to Miss Universe because traditional looking brown-skin-punk’d nose Filipinos are not beautiful. WAAAAA ! FILIPNOS ARE DISCRIMINATED BY FELLOW FILIPINOS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT LOOK LIKE maputi, matangus na ilong.”

        FBGY a.k.a.MRP wrote about the color of our skin in”I FUCKING HATE FILIPINOS”

        “14. Stop this whole skin whitening nonsense. People all over the world, like me, spend an awful lot of money just to keep our tans intact. My internal organs shrank from all the self-tanner fumes I’ve inhaled over the years. Why, pray tell, do you want to look like wacko jacko?”

        • 58.1.2.1
          leona says:

          Seek Arnold Z and John Connors…Termitetation!

        • 58.1.2.2
          leona says:

          Filipino bloggers don’t need this from an an Irishman…

          “Behavior

          The Blogger’s Code of Conduct is a proposal by Tim O’Reilly for bloggers to enforce civility on their blogs by being civil themselves and moderating comments on their blog. The code was proposed due to threats made to blogger Kathy Sierra.[94] The idea of the code was first reported by BBC News, who quoted O’Reilly saying, “I do think we need some code of conduct around what is acceptable behaviour, I would hope that it doesn’t come through any kind of regulation it would come through self-regulation.”[95]

          O’Reilly and others came up with a list of seven proposed ideas:[96][97][98][99][100]

          Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
          Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
          Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
          Ignore the trolls.
          Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
          If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so.
          Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person.”

          Tim ain’t maybe a gloot!

          • 58.1.2.2.1
            Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            Define abusive comments. Filipinos define abusive comments as compelling arguments

            Ignore trolls. But there are trolls that cannot be ignored. They are addictive because of the truths they spew.

            Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person. This is my expertise. I SAY IN PERSON WHAT I SAY ONLINE. That is why only brilliant AWARE FILIPINOS hang-out with me. Because BRILLIANT AWARE FILIPINOS wanted to change the culture of thinking of Filipinos.

            If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so. I DO THIS, TOO !!! Problem with Filipinos they DO NOT WANT TO BE TOLD.

            Telling a FILIPNIO BAD BEHAVIOR (which is TRUTH), brings trouble. But I do it wantonly in 1st world because in 1st world they have freedom to spit. I spit on Filipinos of their bad behavior and they understand and they are afraid. Even BUBOY FERNANDEZ was afraid after he kicked that Gettysburg photographer. What BUBUOY FERNANDEZ did if it were in the Philippines is totally absolutely acceptable. THEY CAN DEBATE IT ALL YEAR LONG OF HIS ACTION but the debaters are just another epitome iconic Buboy Fernandez.

            AM I GREAT OR WHAT ?

            My answer above is CULTURALLY TARGETED SPECIFICALLY TO FILIPINOS. O’Reilly is correct but to FILIPINOS THEY memorize it and do the opposite. FILIPIONS HAS DUAL CULTURE.

            One culture for blogging. Decent. Intellectual.
            Another culture in real life. Indecent. Undesirable. and unintellectual.

    • 58.2
      wa_pera says:

      Got GOOGLE? Showing your age…eh, Mr. Mariano?

    • 58.3
      Alan says:

      I’m sorry, I didn’t understand any of that. Would you mind repeating it in English?

    • 58.4
      Targrod says:

      that’s funny. i have a number of friends in the U.S. who frequently visit their nearby libraries.

  25. 57
    Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    Below statement is based on cultural minds of Filipnos and its workings:

    MANNY PACQUIAO LOST TO MARQUEZ BECAUSE MANNY CHANGED RELIGION

    EDSA (Fake) REVOLUTION was touted by “brilliant” Philippine Media as “MIRACLE”

    GOD IS MERCIFUL widely believe by “brilliant” Filipinos

    Goot citizen Robredo and Goot President Cory DEAD !!!

    Bong Bong and Imelda alive

    Therefore, God so love evil that God made them live longer.

  26. 56
    parekoy says:

    Kung si Binay ay may FOCUS sa pagkapresidente si Mar ay may PCOS!

    Sa tingin nyo, does Mar has to throw away his values just get the prize? Will he adopt the saying, “The end justifies the means”?

    • 56.1
      leona says:

      …ang tingin ko, wala sya “resurrection”. malalim ang libing nya! “for what doth a man gain with all ‘d the means but loses his credibility to the end!”…

  27. 55
    begalon says:

    Your excellent billiard metaphor helped me connect the dots and able to see clearly. You are one of a kind.

  28. 54
    clearpasig says:

    good shot in billiard requires 3 perfect shots: 1. the pointing of the sticks to the mother ball, 2. mother ball to the target ball, 3. andthe hole. Its all about making the target shot, same as using a gun as a sports.

    • 54.1

      P Noy prefers single shots for elephants instead of a 12 gauge
      or 20 gauge buck shots for for bears or moose. One by one
      he aims and fires. But he needs
      a 50 caliber machine gun to cut down the old trees.

      • 54.1.1
        chit navarro says:

        perhaps the midterm election will rpovide him (PNoy the 50-cal machine gun…

        but only if we help him create awareness on who are the old frees that need to be cut down and buried forever in limbo…

  29. 53
    parengtony says:

    This billiard analogy has led people, me included, into craving for more in-depth info about other major “daang matuwid” battleground areas such as the looming ongpin-mike arroyo-dbp legal wars, marcos-UNA connection, mysterious deep pocket investors of late, etc.

    Abangan?

    • 53.1

      WHO really are the main contenders in the DECADES long tournament
      for “tuwid na daan” which is open only for local professionals, foreigners
      EXCLUDED. In the GAME of life supremacy to determine who rules and
      accumulates WEALTH, any sports that needs cunning and sometimes
      deceit (billiards, archery, football, boxing, etc.) is a convenient metaphor.

      • 53.1.1
        Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        Yeah, True. Foreigners need not apply because FOREIGNERS ARE ALREADY STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW. They are already Daan-Matuwid.

        It’s like UPCAT, U.S. high-school Filipino graduates ace UPCAT hands-down. They even scratched their head why majority of the Filipinos find UPCAT so difficult.

        In America, High school principals encourage their students to study SAT review. Several of them were my students in UCLA advance algebra. Not only several, MANY, PLENTY OF THEM.

        In the PHilippines if anyone bothers to go to UPCAT website there is a huge banner WARNING parents that U.P. in surreptious covert manner that they are not sanctioning UPCAT review schools.

        Could it be PHiliphinos are ahead of the time ? I DO NOT THINK SO. Step back. Look back check their Gross National Product, look for Catsup and Noodles it is still made in Korea. How come as simple as Catsup only Del Monte makes one?

        • 53.1.1.1
          Alan says:

          are you into retail? can we order catsup from you?

          • 53.1.1.1.1
            Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            No catsup here. I am just a mere Filipino, cannot manufacture catsup nor noodles from scratch. It has to be made by foreigners :)

            • Alan says:

              That’s an awesome insight. Has the Nobel committee been in touch?

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                Hmmmm, not yet !!! I’m thinking of becoming Nobel Prize winner in Economic indexing by using Catsup and Noodles as economic indicators :)

  30. 52
    cebuano says:

    Glad PNOY brought his billiard style of problem solving to Cebu to get rid of its corrupt and abusive official. I am talking about the suspension of Gwen Garcia for grave abuse of authority. Though she refused to yield her office, her functions as governor is now in the hands of acting Gov. Magpale. What Gwen is doing is self imprisonment. Maybe she is just getting accustomed to life being in prison.

    • 52.1
      Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      The next president of the Republic of the Philippines will be coming from Billiard Halls of Fame

      • 52.1.1
        DannyG says:

        …or the next Billiards Hall of Fame awardee is the ex-President of the Republic of the Philippines.

        • 52.1.1.1
          Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          I hope and wish the next president after the Billiard President will be goot at Poker ….

          • 52.1.1.1.1
            OMG, you have a knack for belittling the Filipinos! "Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my nativeland..." says:

            OMG, you have a knack for belittling Filipinos – quote from a poet, can’t remember his name – “Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, this is my own my nativeland…”

            • leona says:

              “Sir Walter Scott…found it! EUREKA! Thanks … here it is –

              reathes There The Man
              (Excerpt from “The Lay of the Last Minstrel”)

              by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

              Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
              Who never to himself hath said,
              This is my own, my native land?
              Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
              As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
              From wandering on a foreign strand?

              If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
              For him no Minstrel raptures swell.
              High though his titles, proud his name,
              Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

              Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
              The wretch, concentred all in self,
              Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
              And, doubly dying, shall go down
              To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
              Unwept, unhonor’d, and unsung.”

              …’unwept, unhonr’d, unsung, and unminded.’

    • 52.2
      leona says:

      The governor should instead be removed if there is such a provision in the Local Government Code for such refusal, etc.

  31. 51
    baycas says:

    Being pragmatic may lead to a greater good.

    @raissa’s Rack 1, for instance…

    Rather than face an impeachment trial, Gutierrez resigned on April 29, 2011, shortly before her trial was to start.

    Aquino had won the first rack.

    It became fruitful, of course, but with a little expense…

    http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2011/07/04/gov’t-struck-deal-with-gutierrez-over-resignation/

    • 51.1
      baycas says:

      Comment No. 40:

      al cagalingan says:
      January 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      i am still in the dark as to Pnoy’s strategy on the selection of the Administration’s senatorial line up. were the choices based on winnability, political convenience/horsetrading, or weakness??? billiards metaphor applicable/not applicable???

      A lesson in pragmatism was depicted in my comment immediately above.

      The coming midterm election is also about being pragmatic because:

      (1) You will grade the President for the past three years he had handled the Office, and

      (2) You will place the future incumbents after May 13, 2013 in a position that will somehow predict the 2016 Presidency.

      In your mind now, please lay down your goal, define your objective, and, most importantly, choose your strategy…as I had enumerated mine in Ma’am Raissa’s blog post entitled, “Thank you for the three million views of my stories”.

      Mine is just one K.I.S.S. (in the Senate race) but there will emerge other goals/objectives/strategies…

      Just try to keep it simple but safe to ensure a secure fulfillment of your hopes and aspirations for PH.

      More on these KISSES for PH in the months to come…

      • 51.1.1
        baycas says:

        @al cagalingan,

        Hawak mo ang tako. Si PNoy ang pato at ang mga galamay niya ang mga bola.

        Pag maibulsa mo ang bola, makakamit mo ang iyong hangarin.

    • 51.2

      When a rat from the sewer is able to get out of the trap;
      a rat on the loose is still a rat free to rat. Nothing good
      or benefiucial about that.

      • 51.2.1
        baycas says:

        I understand your idealism (as opposed to PNoy’s pragmatism).

        • 51.2.1.1

          We need to know both (idealism and pragmatism) as the directions
          the pendulum must swing; the eveness and distance
          of motion maintains the strength of the pendulum.To be stationary
          in one side diminishes its physical properties as in clockworks.

          • 51.2.1.1.1
            baycas says:

            Precisely the lesson in pragmatism that took place as exemplified in @raissa’s Rack 1. Please read the comments from Ellenville that I linked in No. 51.

            I predict that the coming May elections this year, local and national, will strike a balance with idealism and pragmatism….with a tilt more on the latter

            Reforms toward idealism is an uphill battle that PNoy won’t be able to accomplish in his term. Perpetuation of straight and narrow path must happen beyond 2016…

            As I pointed out in No. 51.1, this year’s midterm elections may spell the difference.

          • 51.2.1.1.2
            baycas says:

            And @Alizarin, I suggest you watch Law and Order the TV series…

      • 51.2.2
        Rolly says:

        Yeah, you’re right Alizarin. Only this time, the rat that was allowed to escape the noose could no longer spread a dreadful plague…teeth extracted, claws trimmed.

  32. Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! Tanung lang, Po ! Merong tanong isang Pinoy sa tabi koh. I cannot understand her, so I will let her do the typing ….

    Hello, magandang umaga, Po. Merong lang akong tanong. Ba’t ang Australia progresibo kung sila man ang mga magnanakaw i-komparar mo sa Philippines na magnanakaw.

    OK.

    That is her question. I do not know what she’s saying but she’s laughing at me right now. Will someone interpret this for me, please? Maraming Thank yous Po !

  33. Keanleogo says:

    From the Abs-Cbn News

    Suspended Cebu governor barred from leaving country

    The Sandiganbayan 2nd division has denied the motion of suspended Cebu governor Garcia to lift hold departure order the anti graft court issued against her in connection with three criminal charges she is facing.

    Justice Secretary De Lima advised the suspended Cebu governor Garcia to step down now.

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Garcia did not want to leave Capitol. She barricaded herself. THEREFORE, SHE WANTED TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES. RIGHT?

      So, therefore, plata-lata-pang-PORMA lang yung HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER.

      Galing talaga ‘topng mga Filipino sa mga pa-PORMA-PORMA …..

    • Keanleogo says:

      From the Manila Standard today,

      Associate Justice Vicente Veloso said Garcia could lose her case on a technicality because her lawyer cited the wrong rule in her petition.

      President Aquino said the government will exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with the problems caused by Garcia’s defiance of his orders.
      ” Let her have five minutes in the sun.” President Aquino said.

      • baycas says:

        It appeared that Gwen’s tranquil lawyer made a mistake on her behalf.

        I await the final CA final decision…

      • Keanleogo says:

        From Abs-Cbn news.

        Atty. Christina Garcia-Frasco said, her mother will stay at the Capitol WHATEVER the decision of the Court of Appeals may be.
        If it turns out to the contrary, the option is open to seek an appeal to the Supreme Court.

        The spokesman of Liberal Party, Atty. Democrito Barcenas said that the LP is set to file 16 more cases against suspended Cebu governor Garcia.

  34. leona says:

    From Inquirer news, what the f….K! P30M P1.8M each senator except Trilla, Pia, Peter & Meriam only P250th each… excerpt…

    “Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile played Santa Claus last Christmas, making a list and checking it twice as he gave gifts to Senate members and personnel apparently on the basis of who were “naughty” or “nice.”

    Enrile gave 22 senators a total of almost P30 million, a gift that one senator said was “unconscionable and unconstitutional.”

    Traditional daw ito! Susma! Daming pobre kailangan yan pera na yan! Kailan mag a-ala Reyes kaya yun mga senadores?

    Mahiya kayo ‘honorables’!

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      @Leona, they should not be ashamed. That is what Filipino people wanted thru their votes.

      I remember asking my parents, “If God love us so much why so much miseries”

      My parents answered: “God made us, so, God can do anything he wants”

      TUMPAK !!!!!

      So, the people elected Enrile over and over again BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT FILIPINO PEOPLE WANTED …. errrrr ….. este …. THAT IS WHAT THE PHILIPPINE MEDIA WANTED FOR FILIPINOS TO VOTE ….

    • macspeed says:

      hayyy naku, kukulubot lang mukha mo sa inis, pinilit ko na lang unawain, ganun ba talaga ang politico sa Pinas, pinagkakaperahan??? Masakit pa pedeng ibulsa yun sobra hayyyy, makapaglagay na nga ng facial cream he he he he tyak nito yari ako kay MRP he he he

      • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        30M to already-wealthy compadres ?

        Who in the world would part with 30M ?

        Where did this 30M came from that the Enrile gave away ?

        Shouldn’t 30M be given to his houseslaves instead ?

        Naaaaks !!!!

        WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES !!!!!! If it were done in America, REAL JOURNALISTS would pounce on it day in and day out. They’d be sparring in Meet the Press Sunday mornings till it is wrung dry of facts.

    • pinay710 says:

      mam/sir leona, halalan po ngayon 2013. yung nabigyan ng malalaking bonus, milyones, ay malalawak ang lugar nila at ikakampanya nila ang anak ng nagbigay. at yung maliliit lang ang ibinigay, libo libo lnga, ay kalaban ng nagbigay.

      di ba dapat ibinigay na lang sa mga departamento ng pamahalaan na nangangailangan ng pera para pantulong sa mga mamamayan. halimbawa ay sa departamento ng edukasyon para sa pagpapatayo ng mga paaralan at mga gamit ng mga bata tulad ng mga mesa at aklat ng mga bata o kaya sa departamento ng kalusugan dahil marami ang nagkasakit na mga nasalanta ng kalamidad.
      bakit binigyan pa ang mga senadores eh memron na silang mga pondo. HINDI NA NILA IBABAHAGI ANG MGA NATANGGAP NILA KASI MAY SINABI NA ANG COA NA PUEDE NILA GASTAHIN KAHIT SAAN AT PAANO NILA GASTAHIN ANG MGA IBINIGAY SA KANILANG BONUS. KAYA SIGURADO SA PANSARILI NA LANG NILA.

      • vander anievas says:

        @pinay710,
        “halalan po ngayon 2013. yung nabigyan ng malalaking bonus, milyones, ay malalawak ang lugar nila at ikakampanya nila ang anak ng nagbigay. at yung maliliit lang ang ibinigay, libo libo lng, ay kalaban ng nagbigay…yan ang sagot sa tanong mo sa ibaba. magaling ka talaga pinay710…nauuna pa ang sagot sa tanong…:)

        “di ba dapat ibinigay na lang sa mga departamento ng pamahalaan na nangangailangan ng pera para pantulong sa mga mamamayan?”

  35. leona says:

    Off topic but maybe …o.k.

    Just read Comelec gun ban…1000 applied already for “exemption”? What’s the ban for? At the end there will be no gun ban if 10,000 people civilians, etc., are carrying guns during election period!

    Gun ban is gun ban! Only those allowed in the law should carry gun. No more no less.

  36. Ron says:

    More power to Raissa and the CPM in 2013!

    Are the court filings in the ongoing Corona tax case public record and can be discussed in your blog? I am sure the “de campanillas” here at CPM will make it a lively discussion.

    Thanks and keep on blogging!

  37. leona says:

    Attn’Shun!: may bagong article si Raissa re Japan FM Kishida to help Phil coast guard ships etc. Who’s the highspeed fastest first to write there?

    Abangan!

  38. Parekoy says:

    CPM

    Madali lang himayin si Mariano. Kulang sa pansin, at nahirapan si
    Joe Am noon, prro nauto rin ni Joe Am, tumino sa blog ni Joe Am sa ‘The Society of Honor’.

    Bilib siempre sya kay Joe Am, kasi kahit may tama to si Mariano, nasa genes nya ang dilaan ng pwet ng Amercano.

    Yung style nya gusto nyang mag create ng havoc kuno, so he feeds sa mga replies sa kanya.

    May natutunan din tayo ki Mariano, yun bang example ng bad manners na hwag tularan.

    Dahil sa kanya kumoleto na ang blogsite na ito. Parang si Brenda, wala kang magawa dahil mahirap yung nagbabaliw baliwan at nagdudunong dunungan.

    Nong bago pa ang emails, madali kang mairita sa mga spams dahil napupuno ng kung anoano na mga walang kabuluhan yung inbox mo. Itong blogsite ni Raissa nasa ganon na stage, walang auto filter ng mga paulit ulit na post kaya vulnerable sa mga spam attack. Ginawa nya na an dati sa ibang blogsite, ngayon tarhet nya itong site na ito.

    Pero yan ang realities ng internet. Para itong katawan natin, pag nailabas natin ang ebs, whatarelief! So we have to accept it,si Mariano ang ebak natin!

    Galing pa lang ako sa CR at bawat flush ko, iba ang feeling, parang temporily naglaho si Mariano. Pero kung gusto mong mabuhay, kakain at kakain ka, kunin lang natin ang sustansya ng mga blogs dito, i flush yung mga ebs.

    PS

    Nahahalata ko, puro na lang pagtatae ang naiisip ko pag nandyan c Mariano. Nag diarrhea ang kanyang keyboard, kinakalat pa rito, kaya bumabaho ang takbo ng blogsite na ito. Ang standard nya ay pangkanto at ang kanyang obje tive ay maghasik ng mga toxins. Hndi naman tayo pikon sa mga ideas nya, yung style nyalang talagang para kang pinupunasan ng tae. Perojustifiednamanng kanang nature,askal sya, dinidilaan ang kanyang wetpu, yun lumalabas na style talagang mabaho!

    • leona says:

      …any irresponsibility in actions should be stopped! There’s no such thing as freedom in it. It’s a “mixed NUTS’…cashew nuts, peanuts, walnuts, donuts, coffee nuts, almond nuts, pistachio nuts, Brazil nuts, coconuts, chest nuts, Pecan nuts, Pine nuts, hazel nuts, macadamia nuts at MAKUNUT!

      SusManut! halleyunuts/1 Tama Nut! Sobra Nut!

      @parekoy…ako fart lang as high & long as topsNUT! swerte SWERTE MO nakaka
      ta…E ka panut!

      • parekoy says:

        @Leona,

        Pag hinipuan ni MRP ang aking nuts, makakatikim sya sa akin ng banuts :-)

        • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          @Parekoy, @Leona just love my style. No matter how much she hates me she covertly reads my comments.

          They attack my person but not attack what I had commented. DEFINITELY SOMETHING IS WRONG.

  39. Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    Aw, c’mon, people. Stop being bunch of crybabies. No need running to Mama everytime your english is topped by me. My english is goot because I was born and raised in english speaking country with intelligent people around me.

    If you cannot wrestle me down in the mat, just accept it, no need to run to Papa and cry like kindergarten drop-outs.

    All the anti-Mariano I read are “IGNORE HIM” “DO NOT REPLY” “ATTENTION SEEKER” and others … NOT ONE EVER SHOOT DOWN WHAT I HAVE SAID except hunkering down and cry and cry hoping someone would take care of me while those complaining are soooo WANTING THEIR ATTENTION ON CYBERCRIME LAWS.

    GOSH, PEOPLE, GROW UP. Stop showing your immature selves. You anti-Mariano are not worthy debating Cybercrime Bills if you cannot wrestle with me. BUT IT SURE IS A GOOT EXERCISE. And, I am lovin’ it. Life is still goot.

    • Alan says:

      Wait a minute, are you claiming that you speak English? really? I didn’t notice

      • Victin Luz says:

        ASK your TATAY CORONA he he he @MARIANITO de Falaypay ……expert in DOLLAR DEPOSIT ‘s and GROSS ASSETS and LIABILITIES ( SALN ) ignorant like you he he . Paturo ka sa kanya utot mo wala nang sasagot sa mga comments , ako na lang at pagtitiyagahan kitang sagutin na, CONVICTED si CORONA at APPROVED na RH BILL ….behlat mo he he…..

    • Mafe says:

      I think Mariano Pacifico is a fake. He speaks good english and spews out some vocabulary that the unread would not know. But he intentionally inserts grammatical inconsistencies here and there to mislead CPM’ers. He may have a point, but his delivery is crass. And that’s no way to ram in your message to people. Even in debates, there are rules to follow, so that ideas are threshed out judiciously. Instead, he resorts to personality-attacks, makes generalizations about Filipino culture or mentality, as if he has the monopoly of common sense. Sa tingin ko, pakawala siya ng mga anti-CPM.

      Mariano, you are erudite, I could feel it. it’s okay to have ideas diametrically opposed to ours (it’s the essence of free will and democracy), but it is unethical to mislead us with your fakery. You may have the right to try your best to pull people to your side in any which way you can. Then again, you will only be able to gain nothing. A question: ilan na ba ang nahila mo dito?

      • Joe America says:

        Mafe, you are right, Mariano is way too much, and you are unlikely to get a straight answer from him. Here’s my take on it. Mariano hates the worst traits of Filipino culture. He sincerely believes they are dysfunctional. For example, he wonders why police investigations rely on interviews instead of forensics. He does it in a derogatory, insulting way. A hammer on the head approach. But what are the choices, really? You accept weak processes, or you complain about it, but nothing changes. Nothing will change until serious introspection takes place, not just by the police, in this example, but by people who were not well served because the police and justice system are so gawdawfully unresponsive (3 years after the most heinous murder of journalists in the world and we are just sitting here waiting). Until a lot of people get a lot upset, nothing will change. Mariano has decided he won’t let people be complacent.

        I read him until I’ve had enough, then I stop for awhile. But the question remains, okay, if Mariano’s way is not good, what WILL work? Or do you simply accept that we wait three more years for justice? Or 25, like in Hacienda Luista.

        • baycas says:

          @JoeAm and the rest here,

          As a Certified Pilipino “Marketplace of ideas” (CPM) all comments ranging from nonsensical ones to brilliant ones are welcome.

          After all, each of our comments are under the heading “Our Plaza Miranda”.

          I believe as long as this is an online Plaza Miranda anyone may find his place in this blog.

          • Joe America says:

            Cool. That’s a refreshing perspective.

          • Mafe says:

            Yes. I’ll just scratch my head. :)

            • baycas says:

              Benjamin Franklin said:

              Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I am with you on this, @baycas …

                Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain (about me and the government), AS WHAT BAYCAS SAID, – and most fools do.

                So, there you are folks … if you do not believe Baycas, just believe who originally said it, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.

          • tristanism says:

            Mas mahirap nga lang magscroll down ngayon, andami kasing posts nitong si Mariano e. :)

            Di ko naman laging feel manuod ng performance art lagi e. Also performance art is not for everyone. I don’t like it, so I shouldn’t be compelled to go through it — hence the scroll option.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Do not blame my posts because my comments is directly proportional what needs to be fixed of the government, you know, government are the people and the people in this particular case are THE FILIPNos.

          • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            Gootness … ANOTHER LEASE OF LIFE … Thank you all.

        • parekoy says:

          so Joe, do we we need to employ the Nutzi strategy anf field Mariano as our Marshall Nutwell?

      • Rossi says:

        For me Mariano Pacifica Falayfay is an “insider” used as ploy to undermine the truest purpose of this blog.
        He muddles the issues as if Kontra or Pro, balancing his acts to infiltrate the good intentions of CPMers.

        He’s not he claimed to be an equalizer…He’s a fake.

    • macspeed says:

      yo Mariano he he he you drifted away from your parents religion but never forsaken your family he he he that is great, much appreciated, previously,i thought that you are single, the way you showed yourself in cyberspace he he he be prepared 5 to 10 years from now, your kids will be asking you, he he he when they started on surfing…

      tindi rin work mo, nakaka lakwatsa ka sa cyber space at office time he he he he isa ka rin pala sa mga sinasabihan mo he he he salisi gang he he he just like me but a little bit different site, its a sport site, no one will ever know that, it is the king of sports he he he

      i can survive without my wife for 6 months he he he but i cannot pass a day without Raissas cyberspace, he he he thank you Raissa for allowing people like me and Mariano,

      • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        You are right @Mac, Rue the day when I get married and have children and started surfing and found their Tatay is THE INTERNET PEST.

        I can survive without Raissa, there are plenty of blogiste out there. I comment on Huffingtonpost, too !!!!

        But in Huffingtonpost Philippine news comment are disabled . I do not know why FILIPINO JOURNLAIST DISABLE IT. Maybe to keep me away from EDUCATING THEM.

        Go to NYTimes search Philippines. All Philippine news is peppered with “allegedly” “according to sources” because in the Philippines, journalists do not vet news like I do.

  40. The Thinker says:

    Here is my advice to you all so you will not be ensnared by Mariano Renato Pacifico’s “lucid, logical” comments. Do not even read his comments at all. Just stay away whenever you see his name. Because once you even take a peek what he has to say you cannot resist responding to him.

    If you cannot resist responding to him it is because what he posted is WORTHY OF RESPONDING but not really ADMITTING THAT IT MAKES SENSE.

    So keep away from him.

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Just let them be. It is CULTURAL NATURE OF FILIPINOS that no one should be above them. Unfortunately for them, I make more sense that they cannot resist responding. IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT ME, they’d be in a fit of addiction withdrawal. If they cannot find me to bash, they’d be bashing each other to prove who’d be the greatest.

      I am the equalizer.

      And you, The Thinker, just stay in the sideline.

    • jeproks2002 says:

      “He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool-shun him.”

      He who thinks he knows but knows not he thinks not is…
      …an argument.

      • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        Filipinos can memorize passages and versiculos from the bible. “Brilliant” Philippine journalists can quote laws at a drop of a suit. Every Filipinos loves to reproduce Shakespeare quotable quotes to Michaevellis and other dead poet’s society.

        The wonders of wonder is THEY JUST MEMORIZE. They do not know what to do with it. How it applies to their lives. To uplift. Tools to succeed.

        THEY JUST MEMORIZE to “intimidate” their opponent not really knowing the heck they are talking about.

        TO THIS DAY I AM STILL STUDYING THAT SIDE OF CULTURE OF FILIPINOS ….. at the end of the day, Manny Pacquiao still prefers white american lawyer and he is not a high-school graduate BUT HE DOES KNOW THAT WHITE AMERICAN LAWYERS ARE MATINDI THAN HIS brown-skin brothers.

        • Alan says:

          how do you drop a suit? Just asking

          • jeproks2002 says:

            minsan sumakay ako ng jeep. marami kaming nakasakay at may umutot. walang umimik at para bang nahihilo kaming lahat. galit ang driver ang nagtanong, “hoy sino ba ang umutot sa inyo?” wala pa ring umimik.
            bago ako bumaba binigay ko ang pasahe ko sa driver. sabi ko “pare, pasahe ko at para na rin sa umutot. libre ko na siya”.
            aba, may sumagot ba naman at sinabing “salamat pare”.

            @alan, i can show you how it can be done. pero, gagawin ko yun kung suot yung suit ng taong umutot.

        • Parekoy says:

          @Mariano

          Kala ko palabasa ka, kala ko alam mo kultura ng America, bakit hindi mo alam ang propesyon ng pagkabogado sa America? Kahit na mga immigrant lawyers mahirap pumasok ng trabaho sa law firms kapag hindi ka graduate ng US universities. Mga graduate pa ng UP at Ateneo na pumasa sa mga bars dito nahihirapan dahil malakas ang Lawyers’ lobby. Kailangan pa nilang mag LLM para lang ma tap ang network ng mga ametcano. Yung mga prof nila ang magbibigay ng recommendations sa mga firms. Sirang plaka ka kasi hindi mo naman pala alam ang culture ng America. Ikaw yung pilipino na kinamumuhian mo, kasi ikaw yun. i assume na hindi ka naging successful sa America, yng style mo na yan, lagi kang nasa listahan ng mga tatanggalin sa trabaho. Either forced retirement ka na o wala ng tumatanggap sayong trabaho. Yung galit mo sa mundo, dito mo nilalabas.

          Kung may hypocrite, ikaw ay hypercrite!

          Kung may pera ka sa America at kailangan mi ng magaling na abogado, kukuha ka ng Hudyo, sila ang d best money or Manny can buy.

          Pag Mentally ill ka, o may multi personality disorder, kumuha ka ng Hudyo na psychiatrist. So stop mo ang pagka bilib mo sa sarili mo na ikaw mismo ang psychiatrist mo. Makakasuhan ka nyan ng malpractice, sabagay hindi ka nman makukulong dahil sa insanity defense, pero mai-institutionalized ka.

          Kung artst ang tingin mo sa sarili mo, kumuha ng kutsilyo at hiwain ang isang tenga, pero para pogi, yung kabila din para may symmetry. wow, starry night ang dating! O kaya para sikat, commit suicide, tunay na artist ka na non. Isa rin yung paraan para mapatunayan mo kung talagang may langit o impyerno.

          Vwizitch!

        • Mafe says:

          i think hindi pwede mag-practice ng legal profession ang mga filipinos sa america. neither could american lawyers dito sa pinas. i’m not talking about ethnicity here, but the place where you got your lawyer’s license.

          • parekoy says:

            Actually a Pilipino lawyer can practice in America as long as he passed the bar of a particular state. The problem is who is going to hire him. American law firms are choosy and an exclusive club, they have a bias towards US grads.

            The few Lawyer immigrants who passed and took LLM in US schools made their chance a bit better because in their resume they took the LLM in the US. But still an uphill for them.

            So most of the Philippine educated lawyers tend to practice in the US immgiration law firms. Others who did not pass the bar tried to apply as paralegals.

            Maybe there are CPM contributors here that are Philippine educated lawyers who are residing in US. They can share their experience and educate this poser Mariano. They can educate a bit MAriano, who is a former student of Joseph Goebbels, in this modern age of information that it is easy to spot flaws in his logic. Fact checkers can kill a wrong argument swiftly.

            But I think Mariano’s alleged philisophical prowess can explain Zeno’s paradoxes so he can get out of the loop of infinity, or whatever it means.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Dude, Parekoy, your daily fare must be TFC ( ‘toopid Filipino Channel). THERE ARE PLENTY OF U.S.-Citizen Card-Carrying fake American Filipnios graduate from UCLA and Berkeley.

              Even Manny Pacquiao not hire them against Maywether. Not even Mrs. Lapid hire them. Not even lowly Filipino TnTs have them fill up immigration petition forms. THEY WENT BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES instead and run for congressmen and senatoress.

        • macspeed says:

          Survival of the fittest he he he thats us, including you tol MRP, he he he lahat tayo may angking mga galing, parang agimat ni pepe he he he kita mo, malaki earnings mo dahil sa pagkapinoy mo, matalino at naglalakwatsa sa oras ng trabaho sa cyberspace he he he patawa tawa ka pa dyan, kala mo di kita nakikita? he he he pag nahuli ka ng boss mo, madali ka lang makakalusot, mabilis daliri mo mag Alt-Tab he he he pag lapit bos mo, working screen ka, pag alis nya, ayun nasa site ni Raissa he he he he addict ka na rin he he he, we will never grow up, same feathers flock together he he he he mahalaga natatapos naman natin work ahead of schedule pa he he he ang galing ng Pinoy he he he

  41. tess says:

    folks, CPMers, please stop answering or replying to Mariano Renato Pacifico’s comments, because what he wants is to divert all our attemtion (he probably thinks that he’s succesful….) if there’s a good topic being discussed here in Raissa’s blog. let him comment but let’s just ignore him, oks!

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      I am not the problem. You are the problem @Tess. Once I comment you read. And you just cannot resist in putting me down or ignoring me or not commenting about my lucid compelling argument and the truth.

      Hey, yo, Tess, go on with your drama … I’m lovin’ it. YOU JUST WANTING ATTENTION …. he! he! he!

      Just ignore me. Do not even bother reading my comments. Because once you do, YOU WILL BE ADDICTED TO Me

    • clementejak says:

      You will never know how our culture differs from others unless you’ve experienced dealing or living out of the country.

      email me @clementejak@gmail.com and I will narrate to you in detail my shocking experiences in dealing with our own people.

  42. e.a. pascual says:

    it has become a pleasure for me again to read the ongoing exchanges in raissa’s cpm community, a pleasure that is due in no small measure to my decision to skip any comments by him who sees himself as irresistible and who keeps trying to get attention. it has occurred to me however that this same person whose comments must be ignored is contributing to the count of hits that raissa’s blog has and raissa can reach the one million count sooner rather than later. so keep the comments coming nameless one. we will not read it or respond to it but we will count it towards the total of viewers attesting to the popularity of raissa’s blog. if you have the time to waste on writing up long comments that gets less and less attention, we cannot stop you.

    • raissa says:

      Hohoho.

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      If I caughted your attention, therefore, you are reading mine, you are just not admitting it. SORRY, DUDE, YOUR SLIP IS DEFINITELY SHOWING :) HE! HE! HE!

      I take you to school I am not even a school bus driver.

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Dude, @pascual, you read all my posts ? Yeah, I am irrisistible. I am addictive. You wanted to bash me but you must be asking how can you bash that is the truth ?

      You are against cybercrime law and you wanted me cybercrimed ? I do not get it. This is a goot argument.

      Not one so far ever pointed out my comment is not true. They just bash the messenger. They cannot accept a proflic poster posting seconds after they have posted their comments with perfeckt englsichtzes and wrong spelling with pure repository of knowledge.

      Here is a prescription of your addiction @Pascual. whenever you see my name, do not take a peek. Do not read. because I my choice of words and construction of english is spectacularly unforgiving.

      @Pascual stick to your formal British English learned in College. Once you are out there for sure they cannot understand what you are talking about.

      • chit navarro says:

        MRP – MOST REGRESSIVE PERSON:

        ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT TRUE….
        ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE OUT OF SYNC TO THE TOPIC.
        ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE ONLY TO BRING ATTENTION TO YOUR STUPIDITY AND INSANITY..

        PLEASE REFRAIN FROM COMMENTING IN THIS BLOGSITE NOW…
        LOOK FOR ANOTHER SITE TO WASTE YOUR TIME ON.

        SA TAGALOG, LAHAT NG MGA ISINUSULAT MO AY HINDI TAMA, WALANG KATUTURAN, WALANG MAPUPULOT NA ASAL…
        GUSTO MO LANG LUMIKHA NG GRUPO NA NAKATUTOK SA IYO…
        KUNG PWEDE LAMANG NA LISANIN MO NA ANG BLOGSITE NA ITO….
        PUNTAHAN MO ANG BLOGSITE O WEBSITE NG UNA, NI JPE, NI VP BINAY O SINO PA MAN NA PWEDE MONG PAGSULATAN NG SAMO’T SARI MONG OPINYON NA WALA NAMANG PUPUNTAHAN.
        *********************

        SO NOW THAT I HAVE SAID THAT ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT TRUE,
        PERHAPS YOU WILL HAVE THE DECENCY TO MOVE OUT.

        AND THE ALL-CAPS ARE INTENTIONAL -
        I AM SHOUTING FROM THE TOP OF MT. RIMUTAKA…

        CHEERS TO YOUR DEATH IN THIS BLOGSITE!!!!

      • macspeed says:

        ha ha ha ha ha you are really teaching us how to react the way how grown-ups should be he he he he this is nice, imagine we are in paraiso ng batang maynila, or since you grew up in America, it is a playing park where see saw and other play devices such as padulasan, he he he nanduon tayo lahat, ikaw yun manunukso he he he at lahat kami binubully mo he he he he, wala lang kami dahil puro matatakutin he he he

        on the other hand, para talaga tayong nasa plaza miranda he he he i like it….

        • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          You are right there, @Mac. I troll every blogs originating from the Philippines to change the Filipinos. So that, Mac, when we retire go back to our Lupang Hiniram , it is already habitable. We will not be culture shocked. :)

    • Alan says:

      the “Nameless One” sounds like something from HP Lovecraft. Why don’t we just call it Yog-Sothoth?

    • leona says:

      …writing a million letters here doesn’t mean it was viewed by others! How do you find that out? Connecting a long tube to the eyes of others? No. He can write but nothing proves that each or all were ‘viewed or read.’

      It is the content of even only one writing that is worth reading and not “mixed NUTS” where one reader doesn’t know “where, what, why, who, when & how” ‘d carabao was able to ….? It’s beyond cyberspace! …the name is limboANG!

  43. baycas says:

    A digression from “billiards”…

    Latest news on “dynasty+supreme+court” in the last 24 hours:

    Please click on this sentence.

    Tidbit:

    “BAN NOT IMPLEMENTED. The SC dismissed a petition asking Comelec to bar political dynasties from participating in the 2013 elections” (rapplerdotcom)

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      When is a family become political dynasty? They have not defined it yet.

      • macspeed says:

        Cultured Shock MRP, really no one wanted to define, especially those with wife, husband, sons in politics, dami pala pera jan? Yun post ni Leona sa 78, kita mo pera binubulsa nila? hayyy kainis, maglalagay nga ulit ako ng facial cream protection sa kulubot he he he

  44. The Thinker says:

    Have you heard that @Mariano Renato Pacifico has a blogsite called …..

    NAGBABAGANG KEYBOARD ?

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      “NAGBABAGANG KEYBOARD” ? That is soooo DOWDY worthy of TFC ….

      If ever I had a blogsite I’d name it – CULTURE SHOCKED 99% Perspiration 1% Exasperation

      • clementejak says:

        @Mariano Renato Pacifico 66.1

        IT SHOULD BE THE OTHER WAY 99% EXASPERATION AND 1% PERSPIRATION. I can relate to you two instances where my EXASPERATION hit the ceiling and went through it only to be stopped by the steel trusses of the roofing.I don’t mind perspiring and in fact I love it it helps my body.

        Having been away from home for a very long time only returned to spent my golden years left in life. The experiences I’ve been through really shocked me to my core. I never had this experience in the 60′s and 70′s

        Now it is understandable why we are being left behind by our neighboring asian countries. Our country is regressing instead of keeping abreast to our neighbors.

        • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          When I went to America I was not culture shocked. I knew what to expect because I am reading their newspapers. Most of all, I am just a visitor so I do not expect them to bend over to accomodate me.

          Now I am back, IT IS JUST CULTURALLY EXASPERATING. The juxtaposition of righteousness out from their mouth and wrongousness from their action. IT IS JUST SO DIFFICULT THE FILIPIONOS TO PREDICT.

          Filipinos are just predictably unpredictable.

          • clementejak says:

            I totally agree with you, truth really hurts and won’t set you free.

            Like you I used VPN too.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Let us keep them guessing where we are …

              FILIPINOS use our domicile against us. I do not understand why Filipinos are thinking this way. What has domicile got to do with our CULTURE SHOCKED comments.

              • Alan says:

                “Filipinos use our domicile against us” – is a “domicile” like a “homing missile”? Please explain. With music if possible

    • leona says:

      ..like the movie “1600″? the pianist playing that piano so fast afterwards he lighted a cigarette from one of the so hot strings? He’ll be electrically shocked if he touches “s” key!

      • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        The Thinker is irrelevant. The Thinker feeds on gossips. He is a Filipino no doubt about it. An undesirable Filipino not worthy of response.

    • macspeed says:

      This site is enough for me, this is really plaza miranda he he he masaya at maraming matututunan…

      After work, this is better than watching TFC ho ho ho parang sargo ng bola sa billiard he he he where is no.1 ball the first to be pocket, he he he

  45. fed_up says:

    In one subject In Grade school decades ago, our teacher had compiled a characterization list of some countries for easy recall.

    For example, Philippines: “Pearl of the Orient Seas”, Japan: “Kingdom of the Rising Sun”, Brazil: “Coffee Cup of the World”, Switzerland: “Playground of Europe”, China: “Sleeping Giant of the Orient”, etc.

    Today, that “Sleeping Giant” shows signs of waking up. Last November, China has announced she has successfully landed her “first generation multi-purpose carrier-borne fighter jet,” for the first time “on the deck of her aircraft carrier.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-aircraft-carrier-landing/index.html

    With a population of 1.3 billion (2010 census), China is so huge that, to use a metaphoric hyperbole, when she sneezes, all the nations around her are startled to convulsion.

    If China has any design of annexing the Philippines for whatever reason (she may be “testing the waters” already by laying claim on the Scarborough Shoals) and America doesn’t see it fit to intervene for any reason, then the Philippines can do very little to prevent the annexation for two reasons.

    With some Navy ships and Air Force jets still of WWII vintage and the country’s military modernization program getting stalled in Congress while hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of pesos are being funneled to scammers’ pockets, the Philippines’ opposition to China’s design may just like be, to use another metaphoric hyperbole, a small fly on her (China’s) dining table which can easily be flicked off.

    http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/CNAS_ESCS_bulletin3.pdf

    If and when the annexation scenario happens, it could be possible in two ways: a la Hong Kong, or a la Tibet.

    Either way, it would surely spell the end of the practices of shortsighted political leaders lording over our bodies (wanting to deny choice to couples on the size of family they want) and church leaders lording over our soul.

    Others, however, may welcome it as an opportunity to cleanse our pastime addictions (‘jueteng’, ‘masiao’, etc. – illegal numbers game which the government appears to be toothless in stamping them out) and habits which are all detrimental to nation-building.

    I’m sorry if I sound like being irreverent to PNoy’s father’s dictum: “The Filipino is worth dying for.”

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Philippines is not PEARL OF THE ORIENT SEAS anymore. The PEARLS are gone.

    • leona says:

      @fed_up…and the intremitido bishops and priests will de-frocked their sotanas without delay once the Chinese military steps on our soil! All CHURCHES and religious rites will be banned! Our intremitidos will mingle with use like-looking ordinary pinoys.

      • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        The Chinese are already here @Leona.

        Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, Gokongwei, Caktiong. I have Chinese neighbors that cannot speak tangalog jsut Chinese. I have Chinese classmates that are not naturalized Filipinos. You have president from China.

        You will have a cybercrime law made-for-Chinese-Invaders.

        SO, PEOPLE, …. na! nah! nahh !!!! Check the fabric of your Philippine Flag where it is made ? Of course, CHINA !!!! And the dye used ? Of course, from China. And the rope that it is hanged with ? China! and the pole ? CHINA! CHINA! CHINA ! CHINA!

        The hardware it was boughted from ? Of course Chinese owners … Ateneo students ? la Salle Students ? de Paul students ? ALL CHINESE !!!!!

        WE ALREADY HAVE SURRENDERED !!!!!! You already have surrendered !!!!!!

        • Victin Luz says:

          Sorry @MARIANITO falaypay….. CONVICTED si TATAY CORONA MO he he

        • macspeed says:

          CS Mariano…he he he my laptop toshiba I-7, wow…looking at the back, made in china hu hu hu he he he he pero twist the fact, these chinese on our land wanted to become Pinoy he he he they are cultured shock by the friendliness and goodness of Filipino he he he. Chinese restaurant in Ongpin big and small are love by Pinoys, pede pa nga utang pag wala ka pera he he he

          @fed-up, anyways the trend continues around the world, not only in Phillipines, they just like Filipinos so much for hospitality, but really, they are interested world wide marketing, bawal magutom ang logic, so they need to work hard sa dami nila, duon pa lang sa loob ng bakuran nila magpapatayan na sila kung walang maipakain ang gobyerno nila he he he kaya di malayong manggulo sila pag nag fail yun economy nila, kaya dapat ma maintain nila ang chinas rich business para walang gulo he he he

      • fed_up says:

        @leona. once the Chinese are in our shores, the “intremitido bishops and priests”, as you call them, will have no more of the comforts they’re enjoying right now but will have to protect their hides from persecution. The country will go back to the times of the Wild, Wild West in America and the “intremitido bishops and priests”, as you call them, will have to set up mission churches to try to catholicize the invading forces. Perhaps, there’s more heroism to them by doing that (setting up missionary churches) than just speaking from their pulpit during Sunday Masses like they do today.

        • Alan says:

          Go back to the times of the Wild Wild West? Sometimes I feel we never left them. Plus the Catholic Church has its own job cut out for it in China itself, where the government has performed the ultimate in piracy — it has copied the Catholic church itself and has its own set of state-appointed bishops, to the fury of the Vatican

          • macspeed says:

            he he he he para nga naman di na lumabas yun pera nila he he he sana mga wag na silang dumami ng dumami, controllin na nila population nila at magtagumpay biznez nila para walang magutom sa kanila he he he

  46. Keanleogo says:

    From the SunStar.com.ph

    The high court defers action on RH law

    Because the writer of the decision sought more time to study the case.
    Because of the numerous cases in the agenda of the SC during its first en banc session of the year.
    The RH petition will be taken up in the future en banc session.

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      HEADLINE: U.S. Drone found off Masbate

      Could it be possible that U.S. drone collided with Robredo’s plane ?

      Jut thinking.

  47. lorna says:

    playing billiards is more fun than readind this article

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      Morsi denies targeting Satirists ….

      • Johnny Lin says:

        Mariano

        How is the weather in Antioch California now. It is around half past 8 in the morning, have you had your breakfast?

        CPMers, if you remember during Corona trial, there was acondo property bought by Charina Corona located in Roseville CA. Roseville and Antioch where Mariano is posting are both located in Placer county. There is also an addressed in Antioch before associated with the husband of Charina..

        Every now and then Mariano touches on Corona trial regarding the Mr Anonymous and Little. lady.

        Previously I profiled as a relative of a government official seeking vengeance for their misfortune against the press and a UP graduate journalist.

        The triangulation fits that Mariano is vindictive for the Corona famiy. Placer County is a very small place in Northern CA towards Lake Tahoe. Nottoo many Filipinos live there.
        Mariano tries to sidestep us by saying he is from LA but every now and then he refers to the Bay area on certain locations.

        Mariano has an axe to grind against Raissa blog and CPMers.

        Raissa can confirm that Mariano’s posting is from Antioch. I already if I am not right on this location this will be my last posting.

        • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          I do not have an axe nor a grinder against Raissa just because I am a serial commenter of her blogsite. The same is true Filipinos brand me as pro-Corona just because I am pro-Hustisya Matuwid. In the Philippines, whoever is in favor of Hustisya Matuwid-American style of benign0 Aquino’s enemy is enemy of entire Philippine state.

          I am happy where Philippines is going because there will be fewer and fewer Filipino immigrants to my ‘hood. They are undesirable to be Americans. Their maximum attainable success in the U.S. is …. Drum roll pleeez …. IS …. A nurse !!! American nurses do not feel that way. American nurses feel they are just making it, gettying by, surviving and existing. BUT TO FILIPINOS pinagyabang nila ang magiging nurse.

          I keep mentioning Corona’s case because, TO ME, it is glaring how Filipino exercise their justice system. I also mention Ate Glo and Ampatuan because their investigative & forensic processes is just opposite Americans. Filipinos hate me for pointing these out because in the Philippines PERCEPTION is important and IT IS EVIDENCE.

          Take a listen to what happened to that Governor of Palawan. He is now in trouble because HIS RADIO CRITIC was jazzed up by hitmen. Being a critic and dead is enough evidence that it was Governor of Palawan. So, basing on that premise, IF I WIND UP DEAD, it could be Raissa & Alan’s commenters ???? HA! HA! HA! HA!

          Parang marami pang bigas kakainin ang mga Pinoys.

          I am not from Los Angeles, I am not from Placer. I use VPN. Virtual Private Network that I hook up to using IP address from California. I use VPN from California because they have plenty of VPN server to be had if you just bother to waste time looking up for one.

          I WANT THE FILIPINOS TO BE MATUWID. I want their justice system predictable. But Filipinos take it the wrong way. Could it be too much galung-gong on their diet ? Too much TFC ? Too much Friendster ?

          We will never know. According to Der Taggesspiegel, DAILY BROADSHEET in Berlin, Filipinos are the topmost user of Facebook. Do not bother to look me up in Friendster or Facebook because I do not exist. I AM NOT FACEBOOK SMART.

          • Johnny Lin says:

            You are not facebook smart but you know how to camouflage IPN thru VPN.
            After you read my posting you drovean hour to Albany CA, another address attached to Charina Corona husband address in our research. Albany is about an hour drive from Placer county, time coinciding from around the time you were posting and your posting about 35 minutes ago. When I posted earlier while you were posting facetime, you did not post immediately after reading my comment which you could gave done if you could manipulate the VPN easily but instead you drove to your other condo to register another IP address just to dispel the tracking, however you forgot the tracking time would betray your action. Told you am a professional analyst and CSI expert tracking you by virtual time GPS, know exactly when your next posting time will br by hooking with you on your last and I am warned the moment you posted again, that is what woke me up by my contact tracking your IP. Remeber I am in the Philippines now. You made a mistake posting while moderator has turned offf, tjat is why I could track you virtually. I was also tracking if you could be related to GMA or Garcia as Rene suggested but no, your relationship points to Corona.

            So long this is my last response to you.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Is Johnny Lin Sotto’s cyber-tracker ? We will never know. Johnny is computer savvy. He can seem to know where WE are in the virtual world. The last war will not be held on land by PMAyers but by cyber-trackers. Hunt ‘em down. Determine IPNs and block.

              It is the end of cyber free speech. Waaaaa !!!!!

              In cyberspace, once it is posted, it cannot be retracted. Once it is “liked” Sotto and Johnny starts sniffing, poking uncovering hideouts …….

              I never thought Filipinos can do it, until Johnny came along …..

              • Alan says:

                Tell us what you think of the Corona case, do you think the ex-chief justice would have made a better money launderer, este, foreign exchange dealer?

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I doubt so, Alan. If this guy, Corona, cannot hide his where-ever-it-came-from dollar monies, how can he launder money the Colombian cartel way? If Corona’s daughter is a masseuse in America, how could I trust his brain ? If he cannot layer over and cover up his real properties from prying eyes, I cannot trust my money with him.

                When I saw him praying before God instead of hitting the books, I knew right then and there he is not fit for CJ position. My parents told me never to trust a pilot that prays before take-off. Never trust a surgeon that prays. Because if it goes wrong they will tell my parents, “EN SHALA, IT IS GOD’S WILL”.

                I’ve seen horrible accidents along EDSA, they’d say “It is the will of God”. Since I am a very goot lawyer, I dragged these witnesses to the court and make impassioned plea that my defendant should be let go because defendant is Driving-Under-the-Influence of God. No matter how steps on the brake, God took over and smash up the vehicle.

                And you know what Alan? The religious Filipino judge said i WAS INSANE for bringing in God to court. HUH ? They had my defendant swear before the bible and now they are debunking my witness accounts that “IT IS THE WILL OF GOD”?

                That is the reason why I cannot understand Filipino minds. Dual personalities. Dual culture. Dual justice system and most of all THEY CANNOT SHOW ME THEY MANUFACTURE CATSUP AND NOODLES.

          • Kamoteng Kahoy says:

            @mariano

            so you’re goot in math and goot in networking….hey genius..your IP can virtually always be traced back to your computer. In most cases, using a VPN to mask your IP is not easily detectable by the websites you visit but the true IP and street address can be discovered. All internet connections are logged somewhere, even the connection to your VPN.

          • Victin Luz says:

            @ulol@MARIANITO de Falaypay,…… He he Sabi kuna ba e…. Since the STARTBof your postings here @ MARIANITO de kulafo….. He he sorry talaga , convicted si CORONA mo, RH BILL was approved and si BINAY mo bumabantot na din @MARIANITO he he …..

            NINGAS COGON ka mga.he he

            • Victin Luz says:

              Ito pa sa iyo @ MARIANITO de patatas……. …. Matagal na kitang BUKING………..CORONA will be convicted of TAX EVASION CASE’s and if you are the ” manugang or anak ” in TATE , kasama ka sa kulungan… Bwa ha ha……..

              You did not wear your MASK very well@kulafo de Falaypay …he he

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! You are soooo funny @Victin Luz !!!! Hope you have more victims to come ……

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                One of these days, you will be bitten by the screwey justice you have supported ….. Just the same I will support you … I AM APOLITICAL … I am just for pure justice not Filipino-style justice. Weeeee !!!! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Whatever @Victin Luz, go back to work ! :) He! he! he!

              • Victin Luz says:

                He he @MARIANITO de Falaypay…. Ha ha buking na buking kana ha ha. APOLITICAL … Utot mo he mapanhi… Sorry ka CONVICTED ang tatay CORONA mo ha ha

          • macspeed says:

            yo, Mariano, he he he you are really cultured shock by the American way of Life he he he these two country can never be similar, especially on Implementations of Laws he he he

            USofA has a very strong dollar, see what is written on their money? “In God We Trust”, their basic foundations are so strong hence they are the Worlds Best he he he and you came from our Loving Filipino culture and became what you are now>Cultured shock he he he You cannot compare Philippine Law with that of Uncle Sam he he he

            I notice your continued bad comments, signs of Jealousy among the best bloggers he he he he, when ever i read their blogs about Laws and their sections, i just simply appreciate it because they have learned it from their university, but you are jealous by commenting negatively he he he

            If you are drinking, that will worsen your thingking.

            You keep saying you are accused as pro corona, and keep telling that you just want the Philippine justice to be matuwid he he he Philippine Laws are modified version of existing Laws of America, Japan, Spain, the Malays and the natives of original Pinoys, the roots of these Lawmakers came from these variations of Salin Lahi he he he he marami tayong matalino, isa ka na roon, kaya lang pinasok ng cultured shock utak mo at hinahaluan mo pa yata ng Alcohol he he he
            Sample,

            1. Ang original inventor ng Flourescent lamp ay Filipino, binile ng GE which was USofA he he he. My Instructor told us that in 1938, a filipino tested the first supposed to be commercial Flourescent, however when GE bought that, they patented in USofA he he he

            2. Original concept and tested Car running on Water is a Filipino he he he pero kung itutuloy, magkakaroon ng worldwide economic imbalance he he he kilala na itong Imbentor na to he he he

            Dapat ka ngang matuwa Filipino ka, kaso pinipilet mo iparehas ang USofA Laws sa Juan dela Cruz Law he he he, di pede, Ang Batas ng Pinoy ang producto ng mahabang panahon na pananakop ng mga banyaga, at this stage, makiisa ka na lang.

            Naalala mo ba sinabi ko sayo? Destiny? Baka isang araw makapagasawa ka Filipina and you wil do anything to win her Love, he he he kung sabihin nya, dito ka tumira sa Pilipinas!!! he he he

            salam amico pero tu non bene he he he

          • Johnny Lin says:

            Marianito

            You were posting in virtual time when you read my comment you were in Antioch, Instead of posting immediately,you took the time to drive to Albany CA about an hour drive from Antioch and you posted your reply that you are FB ignorant but VPN savvy, which is unbelievable considering your claim of superior intelligence.

            Your purpose was to show different location. By the way Albany CA showed also as one of the addresses of Corona when we investigated.

            You know why you are guilty and exposed? By denying that you dont grind an ax against Raissa which a non guilty person would not bother to explain.
            Simple psychological logic.

            Dont worry I won’t bother to reply to you anymore in this blog only
            Next time post in closeby Brentwood cause Roseville is too obvious

            He he he

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              That is the beauty about VPN. You can be anywhere in timewarp. :)

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              The only person I have a grinder to ax is benign0. benign0 of Get Real. I exposed him. He was so angry telling and exposing him that he was only goot in written english not in conversational english.

              So we started to spar and pointed out his wrong english. Whenever he stall and blink, I teased him. He just went nuclear !!!

              Ba’t kaya ang mga Filipinos soooo into english. English is not a measure of excellence. Things are just better explained in english because of lack of equivalent words in tagalog.

              I still love benign0. I hope we’d be friends again. Of all enemies benign0 have had I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT HE LABORIOUSLY DEDICATED AN ARTICLE FOR ME. :)

            • Rene-Ipil says:

              Johnny@ 64.1

              It is entirely possible to prepare the comment in Manhattan and send it to CA for posting. I believe MRP is a confederation of people in New York, California and Manila.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                Manila !!! Manila is where I feel the pulse of the Filipinos. That is also how I know Sin Tax on cigarette is mere revenue enhancing more than diminishing lung cancer. People die out of pollution than cigarette smoking. They are just plagiarizing America’s anti-tobacco propagandas.

  48. Targrod says:

    awesome analogy, miss raissa!

    sana naliligo si Pnoy, every time na “naglalaro siya ng billiards.” =)

  49. Tess Sa US says:

    LP = PNoy, Jesse, Mar
    UNA = Binay, Erap, Enrile

    LP = Bayan muna
    UNA = Ako mUNA at Anak ko mUNA

    LP = Bam Aquino
    UNA = Ernesto Maceda

    LP = Risa Hontiveros
    UNA = Mitos Magsaysay

    • Joe America says:

      Where is the nearest cliff. Nancy Binay is garnering twice as many pre-election “votes” as Jun Magsaysay, Jr. I want to jump . . .

      • raissa says:

        Awwwww.

      • clementejak says:

        Do you want the real cliff? There is no such cliff close to the Binays territory.

        I don’t want the Binays they will create a fiscal cliff.

        • Joe America says:

          The real difficulty is how to extend the intelligence of CPMers to the masses who go gaga nuts if a “name” winks at them. I can’t figure a way. I can write blogs until I am blue in the face and still just be speaking to those who get it.

          UNA jumped the gun on COMELEC’s suggested campaigning start date, and people don’t see that as a reflection of UNA values once they are in office, where “what’s in it for me” is the driving force. Not public good.

          How does someone explain that to the broad masses, 3.3 million of whom are hungry.

          Maybe a tall building is the best alternative . . .

          • TOL says:

            Big problem. Same old problem that brought us to our current situation… IDIOT VOTERS.

            • raissa says:

              The idiot voters voted for Aquino.

              The intelligent ones for Gibo.

              Go figure.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I absolutely agree @raissa. They got carried by iyak-iyak carried by Brilliant Philippine Media. BY A FLUKE, benign0 Aquino turned out to be a law enforcer. Nothing brilliant about enforcing the law. When I was 5-years-old I knew that no one should steal my toys.

                Law enforcement is not Brilliant. Law enforcement is inherent. Unfortunately benign0 is the only one. benign0 has to come down from Malacanang to direct traffic along EDSA because if it is left to some traffic enforcer nothing happens.

                Traffic enforcer even afraid of gleaming shiny European wang-wanging down the street. It takes benign0 to pull them over.

              • lgnd says:

                Hold on Raissa,

                Do you mean everyone who voted for or favored Aquino in the past Presidential elections are idiots?

                And vice versa, if you were for Gibo, then you are intelligent?

                Please explain?

              • raissa says:

                I was being sarcastic ;-)

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              @TOL, Filipinos are brilliant voters. FILIPINOS NEVER GO WRONG !!! They elect government officials. When government officials are corrupt THEY DO NOT BLAME THEMSELVES FOR ELECTING A CORRUPT OFFICIALS. They blame the government official that they elected.

              aIN’T FILIPINO LOGIC WONDERFUL ?

              Here is another scenario why Filipinos are not to blame in blaming corrupt officials. THEY VOTE THOSE THAT IS COVERED BY BRILLIANT PHILIPPINE MEDIA. What Brilliant Philippine Media splash on your screen and newsprint IT IS WHAT PEOPLE VOTE.

              Ain’t BRILLIANT PHILIPPINE MEDIA WONDERFUL ?

              FILIPINOS ARE BRILLIANT VOTERS because if their vote are bought once inside the booth they vote someone else. THOSE ARE REALLY BRILLIANT VOTERS

              FILIPINOS ARE BRILLIANT VOTERS but their brilliance depends on Philippine Media.

              SO DO NOT INSULT PHILIPPINE VOTERS. WE ARE BRILLIANT !!!!

              FOR AN EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT, Philippine Government should be outsourced.

          • idde says:

            @Joe:

            I sometimes feel the same way. I spread the word as best I can but sometimes it is exasperating already. I just tell myself that I owe it to my country to keep trying. Until my tonsils fall out. Until pigs fly. Until white crows take to the sky. Until the trapos think not of themselves but of their country and country men.

            That said, a big shout of thanks to all of you who help a lot and make it easier to spread the word!

          • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            @Joe, only 3.3 million are hungry out of 93,999,999 Filipnios and unaccounted others ?

            It is easy to spread the word. I will ask Zuckerberd to do a bot for every Filipion Facebook account to swamp it with intelligent CPMers …

            Seriously, I JUST CANNOT KEEP TAB OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE PHILIPPINES.

            Whenever there is election, there is aligning of forces and creation of Political Parties. Philippine Politics is like BIG BANG!!!! Dark forces are created and new life forms sprouts.

            • Victin Luz says:

              He he@MARIANITO de Falaypay ……. Wala ka nang magagawa convicted si CORONA mo, and he will be convicted agiain on his TAX EVASION CASE’s and lulubug din si BINAY mo he he……

              Ayaw mung lumantad ha ha natatalupan ka na din ng dahan dahan, at lalabas din ang kaluluwa mung BULUK@ MARIANITO de patatas.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                You cannot seem to get my gist of my comments !!! Well, you are a Filipino if you weren’t you would have understand my drift .

                I Googled Kulafo, there is such a word !!! It is a chinese wine. It is now defunct. Not distilled anymore. So, @Victin, how old are you ? YOu must be very old to know Vino Kulafu. :)

                GO BACK TO WORK !!! you miniMum-wage working class people !!!! HAWR! HAWR! HAWr!

          • Mafe says:

            I understand your trepidation, Joe. You are right that people whose votes matter just don’t get it (and this fact, the trapos are so aware of and conveniently abuse it). I used to work with the grassroots and local governments and also as an instructor. It’s so frustrating when people themselves do not see the wisdom of change in droves and not by piecemeal. Most people (those who are “hungry” by your definition) see it wise(?) to remain in their yard, some cautious and straddling on the fence (and then eventually jump back), while a few others who bravely leapt got killed or incapacitated or decimated.
            But there’s hope. There will always be. ;)

  50. andrew lim says:

    IN RESPONSE TO UNA’s TV CAMPAIGN AD

    Mitos o trabaho? Trabaho!

    Mitos o pagkain? Pagkain?

    Hindi sagot sa kahirapan si Mitos! Nagsisipilyo ka pa lang sa umaga, puro batikos na si Mitos kay Pnoy! :)

    I am predicting the Catholic Vote Phils will endorse several of UNA’s candidates, based on their anti-RH stand: JV Ejercito, Mitos, Honasan, Maceda. UNA has several members who were anti-RH but not running: JPE, Jinggoy, Sotto,

    Their slogan will be: Di baleng corrupt, basta sumusunod sa bishop! :)

  51. raissa says:

    Sen. Sotto’s website- titosotto.com – has been hacked.

    RH Law came into effect yesterday

    • Martial Bonifacio says:

      Dont worry about his website since its sinotto :)

    • baycas says:

      MANILA, Philippines – The petition against the Reproductive Health law has been raffled off to Supreme Court Justice Jose Mendoza, who has two priests as brothers, Rappler learned from Court insiders.

      Read from rapplerdotcom:

      Justice with priests as brothers gets RH law case

      BY PURPLE ROMERO
      POSTED ON 01/07/2013 5:12 PM  | UPDATED 01/07/2013 5:59 PM

      • leona says:

        @baycas…are the ‘priests’ from Ateneo, SJs? Pro-RH? If not, we all eat do-nuts!

      • leona says:

        “mendoza” Wikipedia in encyclopedia …’

        Mendoza
        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Jump to: navigation, search
        This article is about the Spanish surname. xxx xxx.

        Mendoza is a surname of Basque origin, also occurring as a place name. It means Cold Mountain, from words in the Basque language, mendi (mountain) and (h)otz (cold) + definite article ‘-a’ (Mendoza being mendi+(h)otza). When related to Spain, it usually applies to the descendants of the Mendoza family, an old basque noble family originally from Alava. The spelling of place names in basque has varied from the original ‘mendotza’ to ‘mendontze’ in the 1890s, ‘mendoche’ in the 1920s, ‘mendotxe’ in the 1980s to the restored original of ‘mendotza’ being the current.[1]”

        Will petitioners ask for inhibition or not? If not, they’ll eat do-nuts! …probably!

        • The Thinker says:

          Is Jose Mendoza still reporting to our former colonist ? Could he be a spy for the Spanish Crusaders ? Pnoy should look into this.

      • The Thinker says:

        As what @Mariano Renato Pacifico said “Corona was impeached by association to Aling Glo”.

        I suggest we temporarily seize and desist from this guilt-by-association. Let us sit wait and see. Let us not have @Mariano Renato Pacifico get the credit of his presumptive lunacy that Corona was impeached by association was true.

        If we attack Jose Mendoza @Mariano might think he was right after all. Let us be an example that there never was guilt by association buy respecting Jose Mendoza vote against RHBill else there would be two precedence. TRO and RHBill and there will be more.

      • clementejak says:

        @baycas 60.2
        Given the publicity of the opposition of the CBCP regarding the passage of the RH Bill, Justice Mendoza must inhibit himself due to conflict of interest.

      • Keanleogo says:

        From the wrap of Rappler.com.

        Justice Mendoza was appointed to the high court in 2010 with the backing of the Tuguegarao Archbishop.

  52. praetorius says:

    -http://technology.inquirer.net/21725/sotto-website-defaced

  53. Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    I see plenty of OFWs and dominantly Filipino immigrants from secular-goot-governance USofA checking in Raissa. Do these Filipino immigrants read their local U.S. newspapers? Or, watch pure TFC channel? I betcha, they only read clueless Libre Philippine Newspapers. It is no wonder they can never learn anything. Philippine newsreporting HAVE A VERY WIDE DIVIDE between American newsreporting.

    I adress you Filipino immigrants, make it a habit to read American newspapers. That is how I reclaimed my intelligence. You will be educated by American newspapers that forensics is supreme over witness accounts. American newspapers will tell you why they do not make pagarparings of the weapons of crime, time of death, witness accounts, age, name of victims … then their newspapers will tell you they are witholding details “SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDIZE INVESTIGATION”.

    In the Philippines investigators pagarparings to the whole world that suspects and corruptors know what and how to spin their yarn so airtight that investigators would look like fools to foreigners never mind the Filipinos they are bunch of english-speaking kindergartners that cannot know what to do with their college degrees.

    And, oh, Filipinos, PLEASE VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARIES IF ONCE A MONTH IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS JUST SHOW YOUR FACE SO I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE A FILIPINO IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF LOS ANGELES.

    Does anyone know here that Filipinos are 2nd in number to Chinese? And does anyone know that Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and the rest of minorities go to LIBRARIES and FILIPINOS NEVER?

    WHY FILIPINOS DO NOT GO TO LIBRARIES? BECAUSE THEY are allergic to education and books. Or, THEY ARE BUSY WATCHING TFC iyak-iyakan movies. Watching these iyak-iyakn movies makes Filipinos feel goot about themselves that they are not the ones suffering but also the character of the movies they watch. They identify themselves in these iyak-iyak corny lousy movies that lacks artistry at all. WHY FILIPINOS ? WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS ?

    • The Thinker says:

      Sir, Mariano, what is your problem with Filipinos? What have they done to you? Why do you hate them so much? Just leave us alone with our Philippine Newspapers and TFC Channels. If we do not want to be educated it is our choice.

      We love Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao is the best thing that ever happened to us. We do not care if he is ONLY A BOXER. What we Filipinos want is RECOGNITION THAT WE EXIST AND PUT US IN THE MAP. We may not be known of EDUCATED FILIPINOS THAT MADE LIFE-ALTERING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD but we do love our beauty contestants. They may not look like your traditional Filipino looks but THAT IS WHAT WE WANTED not what you think we should and ought to like. WE DO NOT CARE if Philippine Media is promoting traditional looking-Filipinos as ugly and second class citizen.

      Just stay wherever you are in your nook of Santa Monica wherever that is. Just leave us alone. We will keep on debating finer points of laws regardless it has spotty implementation. Debating so makes us feel superior, intelligent and blow off steam.

      One day, if I get tourist VISA to the U.S. I’ll come looking for you. Hunt you down. Because, we, Filipinos do not take truth sitting down. We do not like truths about us. We would rather cover it up like we use beauty contestants to cover up how ugly our traditional looks are.

      Peace, Mariano !!!

      Though, I totally agree with what you have ranted but please do not comment on comments and do not even bother respond to me.

      Thank you and may you have a life like us Filipinos.

      • Rolly says:

        @The Thinker

        Sorry The Thinker, but you sound like Mariano.

        • The Thinker says:

          I apologize for saying this, Sir, you are paranoid. It seems anyone lurking in the darkness is Mariano.

          I am not Mariano. I do not emulate his style. Mariano is totally crass and brash. I wouldn’t even want to be caught next to him. I get rashes of people his kind.

          • Rolly says:

            How could you emulate yourself…seems impossible. I also suspect that OMG at 52.1 is your another username.

            I apologize to all CPMers for giving you the benefit of doubt.

            It’s apparent that you don’t sleep at all.

            • Rolly says:

              @Mariano Renato Pacifico

              Tama ka Mariano, Google got the power. Minutes ago, I googled your name and it does appear that you have dominated most of the blog sites Filipinos frequented. I also found out that one of your other usernames is “The Thinker”. I still admire you nonetheless.

              You are an intelligent person, no doubt, and needed no assistance at all confronting anything thrown at you.

              You are unique and capable…to keep at the peak, you’ve got to be fit.

              Take good care of yourself.

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                @Rolly, The Thinker is a cyber-stalker, he/she stalks, whereas, I am cyber-talker. Dal-dal 24/7 all night long.

                I may have know The Thinker. I may have met him. He talks like a foreign national, whereas, I am DESIRABLE FILIPINO in contrast to UNDESIRABLE FILIPINOS THAT PEE EVERYWHERE, THROW GARBAGE ANYWHERE.

                Ow, talking about garbage and peeing which is my expertise, PHILIPPINES IS ONE BIG URINAL AND GARBAGE DUMP. You can pee and throw garbage EXCEPT IN PLACES WHERE IT IS POSTED Prohibited “HUWAG UMIHI DITO” and “HUWAG MAGTAPON NG BASURA”. Just the same like ALL LAWS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND ORDINANCES it is only for DEBATING PURPOSES and ENTERTAINMENT not to be followed.

                In 1stworld country, even before there are ORDINANCES they always pee in the designated places and throw garbage in trash can. CONTRAST THAT IN THE PHILIPPINES, you can throw anywhere EXCEPT in places where you cannot pee and trash.

                aIN’T Filipnos wonderful ?

                FILIPINOS HAVE LAWS FOR DEBATING PURPOSES ONLY NOT TO BE IMPLEEMENTED. That is why when they go to 1stworld, these LAW DEBATERS becomes LAW FOLLOWERS.

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              @Rolly, The Thinker wanted to be me. This is absolutely IDENTITY THIEF or whatever machacallit.

              • macspeed says:

                You are really sick he he he he i believe that you are more cutured shocked rather than a reative to CJ Corona or Ate Glo he he he

              • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

                I cannot believe Corona’s daughter is only a masahista in United STates when her Daddy is Supreme Court Justice …

                Filipinos also have a Mrs. Lapid importing dollars from the Philippines hiring white american lawyer …

                And here is Filiipno hero, kindergarten drop-out Manny Pacquiao hired another white American lawyer against Maywether’s libel suit …

                Then, children of Gen Garcia, another importer of 100,000 dollar caught in San Francisco by an American clerk … AMERICAN CLERK CAUGHTED children ofGen Garcia … Cannot happen in the Philippines ….

                Then there was Nora Aunor with meth ….

                Then TnTs lining up before Garfunkel ….

                And that Filipino maid of was it Madonna(?) for not paying overtime and trashing her religion also hired white american lawyer …

                I betcha all of the above are against me outing them of hiring american lawyers ….

                If children of Corona is just a masahista, therefore, Corona must not be fit to be a CJ ….

          • macspeed says:

            he he he he he i like in here at Raissa’s cyberspace, my life is full of happiness LOL he he he MRP is cultured shock he he he he is not related to CJ Corona he he he

            • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

              Hey, yo, @Mac, my friend. I like the way you put it “CULTURE SHOCK”. I am absolutely SHOCKED !!!! After your 15 years in Saudi Arabia-Middle East, when you come home you will be absolutely SHOCKED !!!!!

              People here think differently. Act differently and have two CULTURES. One culture an appearance of civility and initelligence and another Culture that is wholly their own, Pee everywhere.

              I wanted to visit Philippines but I am in their NO LAND LIST. Hang-gang airport lang ako … :(

      • Rene-Ipil says:

        The Thinker @ 58.1

        The Thinker, I know how you feel about MRP. You just cannot let it pass. This Mariano. You even warned him not to respond anymore. But I am now making a reply not for you alone but to all CPMers. Just to inform everybody about MRP. And why we should not go near him even with a ten-foot pole. You see that he is creating havoc in Raissa’s blog, hoping that he could divide and destroy the reputation of this blog with his scheme and materials fed to him by people who want our country back to a corrupt regime. FBGY a.k.a. as MRP was a website designer before he struck it big time in fashion blogging. He was reportedly a graduate of AMA Computer College and a computer wiz at the age of 16 or thereabout. He lives in New York with his partner and long time friend TMDG, a fashion publicist, who is presently under electronic detention after 95 days of incarceration in Brooklyn, courtesy of Philippine and US authorities. TMDG said that it was hell as he avoided an everyday rape while in jail.

        As a phenomenal fashion blogger FBGY, a.k.a. MRP can really write. But some people who personally know him said that his English speaking skill is quite atrocious. Let me show you something. On September 4, 2006 at the age of 24 or thereabout, FBGY wrote his masterpiece entitled “I FUCKING HATE FILIPINOS”. Said article “was” available online anytime before I exposed his identity, though meagerly, in Raissa’s blog. But starting January 6 this new year, it was substituted with innocuous publication and, therefore, cannot be seen anymore online. That is what FBGY assumed. Maybe true for some people. But FBGY assumed wrongly. People like Alan for example cannot be denied that hell of a “masterpiece”. I am posting some of its portions verbatim for comparison with what FBGY a.k.a. MRP wrote in Raissa’s blog.

        On MRP’s favorite subject – Filipinos’ english – MRP wrote this and many others.

        “Mariano Renato Pacifico says:
        December 30, 2012 at 11:02 am
        Let us be aware that in the Philippines where I live the following statement is true:

        “If englischtzes is correct and spelling impeccable but logic is wrong. Statement is correct.

        “If logic is right englsichtzes and spelling is wrong. Logic is wrong.

        “THIS IS SOOOOO TRUE !!!! JOURANLISTS FAILED TO ANALYZE THIS. Check out blogs’ comments. IT IS SOOOOO COMMON.

        “If someone has compelling argument, they check their grammar and spelling and attack it like rabid dogs. WHY ARE FILIPINOS LIKE THAT ? Journalists should look into this ANOMALY. It is not the content , it all boils down to grammar ans spelling. WERID AIN’T IT ?”

        FBGY a.k.a. MRP wrote in “I FUCKING HATE FILIPINOS”

        “3. Filipinos are notorious English nazis. I’m telling you, people in this shithole should seriously consider virtual proofreading as a job and charge oh I dunno, an arm and a leg. In over 2.5 years of my blogging “career”, most, if not all, of the English nazis who commented on my blog are located in the Philippines. Gotta love Whois.sc’s ip address checker. Got someone pinpointing each and every grammar/pronunciation/syntax error on your blog? Chances are it’s a Flip. Enough said.”

        On the color of our skin, FBGY a.k.a. MRP wrote this and many others.

        “Mariano Renato Pacifico says:
        December 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

        ” I cannot be a beauty contestant because Filipnos prefer a tisoy or a tisay Miss Philippines to Miss Universe because traditional looking brown-skin-punk’d nose Filipinos are not beautiful. WAAAAA ! FILIPNOS ARE DISCRIMINATED BY FELLOW FILIPINOS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT LOOK LIKE maputi, matangus na ilong.”

        FBGY a.k.a.MRP wrote about the color of our skin in”I FUCKING HATE FILIPINOS”

        “14. Stop this whole skin whitening nonsense. People all over the world, like me, spend an awful lot of money just to keep our tans intact. My internal organs shrank from all the self-tanner fumes I’ve inhaled over the years. Why, pray tell, do you want to look like wacko jacko?”

        • leona says:

          Seek Arnold Z and John Connors…Termitetation!

        • leona says:

          Filipino bloggers don’t need this from an an Irishman…

          “Behavior

          The Blogger’s Code of Conduct is a proposal by Tim O’Reilly for bloggers to enforce civility on their blogs by being civil themselves and moderating comments on their blog. The code was proposed due to threats made to blogger Kathy Sierra.[94] The idea of the code was first reported by BBC News, who quoted O’Reilly saying, “I do think we need some code of conduct around what is acceptable behaviour, I would hope that it doesn’t come through any kind of regulation it would come through self-regulation.”[95]

          O’Reilly and others came up with a list of seven proposed ideas:[96][97][98][99][100]

          Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
          Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
          Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
          Ignore the trolls.
          Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
          If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so.
          Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person.”

          Tim ain’t maybe a gloot!

          • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

            Define abusive comments. Filipinos define abusive comments as compelling arguments

            Ignore trolls. But there are trolls that cannot be ignored. They are addictive because of the truths they spew.

            Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person. This is my expertise. I SAY IN PERSON WHAT I SAY ONLINE. That is why only brilliant AWARE FILIPINOS hang-out with me. Because BRILLIANT AWARE FILIPINOS wanted to change the culture of thinking of Filipinos.

            If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so. I DO THIS, TOO !!! Problem with Filipinos they DO NOT WANT TO BE TOLD.

            Telling a FILIPNIO BAD BEHAVIOR (which is TRUTH), brings trouble. But I do it wantonly in 1st world because in 1st world they have freedom to spit. I spit on Filipinos of their bad behavior and they understand and they are afraid. Even BUBOY FERNANDEZ was afraid after he kicked that Gettysburg photographer. What BUBUOY FERNANDEZ did if it were in the Philippines is totally absolutely acceptable. THEY CAN DEBATE IT ALL YEAR LONG OF HIS ACTION but the debaters are just another epitome iconic Buboy Fernandez.

            AM I GREAT OR WHAT ?

            My answer above is CULTURALLY TARGETED SPECIFICALLY TO FILIPINOS. O’Reilly is correct but to FILIPINOS THEY memorize it and do the opposite. FILIPIONS HAS DUAL CULTURE.

            One culture for blogging. Decent. Intellectual.
            Another culture in real life. Indecent. Undesirable. and unintellectual.

    • wa_pera says:

      Got GOOGLE? Showing your age…eh, Mr. Mariano?

    • Alan says:

      I’m sorry, I didn’t understand any of that. Would you mind repeating it in English?

    • Targrod says:

      that’s funny. i have a number of friends in the U.S. who frequently visit their nearby libraries.

  54. Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

    Below statement is based on cultural minds of Filipnos and its workings:

    MANNY PACQUIAO LOST TO MARQUEZ BECAUSE MANNY CHANGED RELIGION

    EDSA (Fake) REVOLUTION was touted by “brilliant” Philippine Media as “MIRACLE”

    GOD IS MERCIFUL widely believe by “brilliant” Filipinos

    Goot citizen Robredo and Goot President Cory DEAD !!!

    Bong Bong and Imelda alive

    Therefore, God so love evil that God made them live longer.

  55. parekoy says:

    Kung si Binay ay may FOCUS sa pagkapresidente si Mar ay may PCOS!

    Sa tingin nyo, does Mar has to throw away his values just get the prize? Will he adopt the saying, “The end justifies the means”?

    • leona says:

      …ang tingin ko, wala sya “resurrection”. malalim ang libing nya! “for what doth a man gain with all ‘d the means but loses his credibility to the end!”…

  56. begalon says:

    Your excellent billiard metaphor helped me connect the dots and able to see clearly. You are one of a kind.

  57. clearpasig says:

    good shot in billiard requires 3 perfect shots: 1. the pointing of the sticks to the mother ball, 2. mother ball to the target ball, 3. andthe hole. Its all about making the target shot, same as using a gun as a sports.

    • P Noy prefers single shots for elephants instead of a 12 gauge
      or 20 gauge buck shots for for bears or moose. One by one
      he aims and fires. But he needs
      a 50 caliber machine gun to cut down the old trees.

      • chit navarro says:

        perhaps the midterm election will rpovide him (PNoy the 50-cal machine gun…

        but only if we help him create awareness on who are the old frees that need to be cut down and buried forever in limbo…

  58. parengtony says:

    This billiard analogy has led people, me included, into craving for more in-depth info about other major “daang matuwid” battleground areas such as the looming ongpin-mike arroyo-dbp legal wars, marcos-UNA connection, mysterious deep pocket investors of late, etc.

    Abangan?

    • WHO really are the main contenders in the DECADES long tournament
      for “tuwid na daan” which is open only for local professionals, foreigners
      EXCLUDED. In the GAME of life supremacy to determine who rules and
      accumulates WEALTH, any sports that needs cunning and sometimes
      deceit (billiards, archery, football, boxing, etc.) is a convenient metaphor.

      • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

        Yeah, True. Foreigners need not apply because FOREIGNERS ARE ALREADY STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW. They are already Daan-Matuwid.

        It’s like UPCAT, U.S. high-school Filipino graduates ace UPCAT hands-down. They even scratched their head why majority of the Filipinos find UPCAT so difficult.

        In America, High school principals encourage their students to study SAT review. Several of them were my students in UCLA advance algebra. Not only several, MANY, PLENTY OF THEM.

        In the PHilippines if anyone bothers to go to UPCAT website there is a huge banner WARNING parents that U.P. in surreptious covert manner that they are not sanctioning UPCAT review schools.

        Could it be PHiliphinos are ahead of the time ? I DO NOT THINK SO. Step back. Look back check their Gross National Product, look for Catsup and Noodles it is still made in Korea. How come as simple as Catsup only Del Monte makes one?

  59. cebuano says:

    Glad PNOY brought his billiard style of problem solving to Cebu to get rid of its corrupt and abusive official. I am talking about the suspension of Gwen Garcia for grave abuse of authority. Though she refused to yield her office, her functions as governor is now in the hands of acting Gov. Magpale. What Gwen is doing is self imprisonment. Maybe she is just getting accustomed to life being in prison.

    • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

      The next president of the Republic of the Philippines will be coming from Billiard Halls of Fame

      • DannyG says:

        …or the next Billiards Hall of Fame awardee is the ex-President of the Republic of the Philippines.

        • Mariano Renato Pacifico says:

          I hope and wish the next president after the Billiard President will be goot at Poker ….

          • OMG, you have a knack for belittling the Filipinos! "Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my nativeland..." says:

            OMG, you have a knack for belittling Filipinos – quote from a poet, can’t remember his name – “Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, this is my own my nativeland…”

            • leona says:

              “Sir Walter Scott…found it! EUREKA! Thanks … here it is –

              reathes There The Man
              (Excerpt from “The Lay of the Last Minstrel”)

              by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

              Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
              Who never to himself hath said,
              This is my own, my native land?
              Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
              As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
              From wandering on a foreign strand?

              If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
              For him no Minstrel raptures swell.
              High though his titles, proud his name,
              Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

              Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
              The wretch, concentred all in self,
              Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
              And, doubly dying, shall go down
              To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
              Unwept, unhonor’d, and unsung.”

              …’unwept, unhonr’d, unsung, and unminded.’

    • leona says:

      The governor should instead be removed if there is such a provision in the Local Government Code for such refusal, etc.

  60. baycas says:

    Being pragmatic may lead to a greater good.

    @raissa’s Rack 1, for instance…

    Rather than face an impeachment trial, Gutierrez resigned on April 29, 2011, shortly before her trial was to start.

    Aquino had won the first rack.

    It became fruitful, of course, but with a little expense…

    http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2011/07/04/gov’t-struck-deal-with-gutierrez-over-resignation/

    • baycas says:

      Comment No. 40:

      al cagalingan says:
      January 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      i am still in the dark as to Pnoy’s strategy on the selection of the Administration’s senatorial line up. were the choices based on winnability, political convenience/horsetrading, or weakness??? billiards metaphor applicable/not applicable???

      A lesson in pragmatism was depicted in my comment immediately above.

      The coming midterm election is also about being pragmatic because:

      (1) You will grade the President for the past three years he had handled the Office, and

      (2) You will place the future incumbents after May 13, 2013 in a position that will somehow predict the 2016 Presidency.

      In your mind now, please lay down your goal, define your objective, and, most importantly, choose your strategy…as I had enumerated mine in Ma’am Raissa’s blog post entitled, “Thank you for the three million views of my stories”.

      Mine is just one K.I.S.S. (in the Senate race) but there will emerge other goals/objectives/strategies…

      Just try to keep it simple but safe to ensure a secure fulfillment of your hopes and aspirations for PH.

      More on these KISSES for PH in the months to come…

      • baycas says:

        @al cagalingan,

        Hawak mo ang tako. Si PNoy ang pato at ang mga galamay niya ang mga bola.

        Pag maibulsa mo ang bola, makakamit mo ang iyong hangarin.

    • When a rat from the sewer is able to get out of the trap;
      a rat on the loose is still a rat free to rat. Nothing good
      or benefiucial about that.

      • baycas says:

        I understand your idealism (as opposed to PNoy’s pragmatism).

        • We need to know both (idealism and pragmatism) as the directions
          the pendulum must swing; the eveness and distance
          of motion maintains the strength of the pendulum.To be stationary
          in one side diminishes its physical properties as in clockworks.

          • baycas says:

            Precisely the lesson in pragmatism that took place as exemplified in @raissa’s Rack 1. Please read the comments from Ellenville that I linked in No. 51.

            I predict that the coming May elections this year, local and national, will strike a balance with idealism and pragmatism….with a tilt more on the latter

            Reforms toward idealism is an uphill battle that PNoy won’t be able to accomplish in his term. Perpetuation of straight and narrow path must happen beyond 2016…

            As I pointed out in No. 51.1, this year’s midterm elections may spell the difference.

          • baycas says:

            And @Alizarin, I suggest you watch Law and Order the TV series…

      • Rolly says:

        Yeah, you’re right Alizarin. Only this time, the rat that was allowed to escape the noose could no longer spread a dreadful plague…teeth extracted, claws trimmed.

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