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  1. 67
    manuelbuencamino says:

    Okay yun ad kaya lang bakit ang tinatarget niya ay yung mga walang perang westerners at hindi ang mga mayayaman natin kapitbahay tulad ng mga taiwanese, south korean, chinese, at singaporeans at pati na din ang mga Thai at Indonesian? O Australaniano ba yun lalaki sa ad? Pero yun last scene, yung proposal, eh Hollywood cliché yun. Pero maganda ang ad

  2. 66
    Martial Bonifacio says:

    Hot Manila by Alan Robles

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/blogs/opinions/01/23/13/suggested-reality-tv-shows

    EXTREME JUSTICE
    Supreme Court justices try to see who can pen the fastest decision while growing a foreign exchange account and buying up posh property in Manila. The winner gets a golden wheelchair.

    @Alan
    i believe some politicians from the past administration (especially the ones who have pending cases) will want to join and win that golden wheelchair.

    Just out of curiosity does it include a minerva brace? :)

  3. 65
    Martial Bonifacio says:

    Hot Manila by Alan Robles

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/blogs/opinions/01/23/13/suggested-reality-tv-shows

    EXTREME JUSTICE
    Supreme Court justices try to see who can pen the fastest decision while growing a foreign exchange account and buying up posh property in Manila. The winner gets a golden wheelchair.

    @Alan
    i believe some politicians from the past administration (especially the ones who have pending cases) will be eager to try and test that golden wheelchair.

    Does it include a free minerva brace by any chance? :)

  4. 64
    leona says:

    The LP lost a chance.

    “Aside from Sotto and Estrada, those who voted against the Enrile motion were Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Panfilo Lacson, Teofisto Guingona III, Franklin Drilon, Gregorio Honasan, Loren Legarda, Ralph Recto, Ramon Revilla Jr., and Lito Lapid.

    Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III voted in favor of Enrile’s motion. The chair decided to include Enrile in the number of senators voting in favor of the motion since he was the movant.

    Only Senators Joker Arroyo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr., abstained.”

    Is the saying could have been appropriate for the LP senators and the rest “My loyalty to my Party end when my loyalty to my Country beings?” Pres. MLQ

    Does the Liberal Party wants to win beautifully [ effectively I mean ] in this 2013 mid-term elections or not? It seems it does not. UNA surely wants to, by all means.

    With JPE still on top at the Senate, UNA’s is still strong to beat LP. Would this be true if JPE’s motion to declare his position as vacant was approved and a new senate president on the LP was chosen, coalitionally?

    Now, I have serious doubts of LP leadership to go and govern beyond 2016. Is this the message to many of the Filipino VOTERS, doubt? Where do we, the many, go then?

    Not to UNA! Somewhere else maybe.

  5. 63
    leona says:

    Candidates ‘riding on two horses’ LP horse and UNA horse. I am not convinced that they are not horsey-horseying around!

    “Estrada, a senior UNA leader, said this amounted to a virtual “ban” being imposed on Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda, and Grace Poe-Llamanzares who are running under both the ruling LP and the UNA senatorial tickets.”

    What good can these kinds of horsey candidate give us, white horse or black horse? Are they circus riders? No. They just want to ‘eat two different horsey cakes’ !

    If these riders cannot decide on ONE HORSE how can we VOTERS decide? We don’t.

    Forget the horse riders then! Voters want who is ONE with them and not one-half with them!

    • 63.1
      curveball says:

      Ito ang mahirap na sitwasyon.
      Dalawa ang grupo na kinaaniban nila.
      Ibig sabihin darating ang araw (kung sakali manalo sila) na 2 din ang magiging ka-alyado nila. Hindi bali kung magkapareho ng opinion o hangarin kaso magkaiba.
      Ngayon kung dumating sa crossroads kung tawagin nila, alin opinion/hangarin ang susundin/gagawin nila, LP o UNA?
      Kung lahat kaya ng kandidato ay ganito din (guest candidate)? Lalo na tayo nalito at naloko… Naloko na!

    • 63.2
      AnuBayan! says:

      In lieu of this “two-faced” candidates, maybe we can consider independent Senatorial candidates Ricardo Penson and Teddy Casiño..

  6. 62
    leona says:

    Gun shootings!

    “CEBU CITY, Philippines – With an election gun ban in place, a despondent Canadian out on bail on gun charges yesterday managed to bring two firearms inside a courtroom here and shoot a doctor and his lawyer dead.

    John Holdridge Pope, a retired Canadian journalist, was wounded in the wrist and thighs by a responding policeman before he turned his gun on himself.”

    Guards did not frisk ‘n Search Mr. Pope! Takot sila pag PUTI. Colonial mentality pa rin.

    Now, our court rooms are gun blazing gun ranges too! What if the judge has a gun? What is the prosecutor has a gun? What if the Clerks of Court have guns? And shoots one another! Who can say it won’t happen? Or shoots the detained suspects? Innocent and guilty alike?

    Grave abuse of discretion = judge fires judge’s gun.

    Charges = prosecutor charges to fire the gun.

    Clerks of Courts = schedules to fire their guns.

    Security Guards = checks guns and fires the gun.

    Guns Guns Guns! BAN ALL GUNS! PNP says: We cannot do it. Impossible.

    So, who is safe? Nobody is. One has to ‘live and die’ sometime. That’s the FUN of it!

    • 62.1
      curveball says:

      Walang safe dito at tayong mga ordinaryong pinoy ang talo dito.
      Bakit?
      Kasi wala tayong kakayahan bumili ng baril, walang sapat na dahilan para mag-apply ng lisensya at lalo ng walang kapangyarihan para makasali sa exemption sa gun ban.
      Kaya sila-sila lang yun.
      Kung magkaroon man ng barilan tulad dito at malas na anduon ka sa lugar na yun….
      Sabi nga palagi sa sine nila FPJ… DAPA!
      Para di ka matamaan. Kailangan ang bilis dito.

  7. 61
    leona says:

    At the Senate, heat ‘n fire brewing. I hope the solane gas doesn’t get short. Keep it up!

    No one in public office, high or low, should ‘romantically with love’ treat people’s money as if it belongs to the official. Worst, unequal treating applied – to those loved and to those hated.

    But the ‘unequal treatment’ is just the same, it is undue, unjustified, immoral and questionable to its legality. ATBPA! It is still people’s money!

    People pay taxes but someone else do the spending as if owned personally.

    Baluktot na Daan! Off topic but still about politics and beyond. My ISIP.

    • 61.1
      Victin Luz says:

      Agree @mam Leona ,…… Exempted ba ang Senate in the re alignement of savings for the purpose of spending the said amount to other budgetary commitments for a calendar year without the approval of DBM or COA. Are they exempted of TECHNICAL MALVERSATION like the Davide’s Supreme Court when they allowed and utilized personnel/employee budgetary allocation , in the repair and maintenance and construction of SC summer homes at Baguio City.

      Pag ang ordinary government employee or offices wanted to spend budget not intended to what it was approved, an approval by their respective Board are solicited. Mahirap lumusut at may kaso kana at kulong ka pa o tanggal ka sa trabaho pag ginawa mo Ito na walang pahintulot sa nakakataas.

      Isa pa, since it was people’s MONEY or TAXPAYER’s MONEY,……that allocation of 1.6m pesos and even 250,000pesos only was released,……was it NECESSARY , NECESSITY or was it in the EXIGENCY . Ha ha ha na ONDOY ba sila sa SENADO… Hindi naman ata.

    • 61.2
      TOL says:

      Agree po. Especially that the money was spent to bribe the senators as part of the big drama on vacating the Senate presidency.

  8. 60
    BEE NEIGH says:

    Sabi sa premature campaign ad:

    1. Sa UNA, gaganda ang buhay………

    Sa una lang po iyan….maya-maya lang, pangit na ulit…hello corruption!!!

    2. GUSTO KO MAY PAGKAIN ako. Maraming maraming pagkain. Sa taba ko ba namang ito.

    3. ALAGAAN PO NATIN ANG ATING MGA MATATANDA….Aba, huwag na natin sila patakbuhin sa Senado. Jan na po sila tumanda… wala namang nagawa. Sa bahay na lang po kayo Ateng Ernie.

  9. 59
    baycas says:

    (24hours off the internet leaves a lot to read and digest)

    Regarding Ma’am Raissa’s Comments policy…

    Time and again there were digressions from the topic of the blog post.

    Time and again there were foul languages used and posted in the Comments Section (Our Plaza Miranda).

    Time and again there were “violations” of the Comments policy.

    It’s up to the blogger to sort things out.

    However, time and again there were suggestions from the commenters. Suggestions which are mostly heeded by the blogger herself.

    It’s still up to the blogger to sort things out.

    Akismet filters…but the blogger filters better than Akismet.

    —–

    With freedom of expression comes responsibility. I believe we are free here…and we are likewise responsible here.

    —–

    Moreover, patience. “Patience is a virtue”, they say.

    When I started commenting here…even during the time of the original blog before it was “cyber-destroyed”…my comments are always “quarantined”. It’s part of the game.

    There are contributors here who were given safe pass. Others (most likely because, they are newbies, newbies in a sense that comments are only submitted sporadically) will always undergo “moderation phase”.

    Please understand. Please be patient.

    And lastly, the spam filter do not automatically upload mostly the comments that are in Pilipino…especially the long ones.

    Have a good day everyone!

    • 59.1
      raissa says:

      Thank you, Baycas.

      I will write a separate post on an updated comments policy for this site.

    • 59.2
      baycas says:

      For the information of everyone, my comment above was in the cloud long before @leona’s 11:17am comment but @leona’s comment appeared first.

      I have a “safe pass” and yet I was “moderated” by Akismet. It’s in the words that I used.

      If perchance I used Pilipino for this comment I may run the “risk” of also going through moderation phase.

      So, the moral of the story…

      • 59.2.1
        leona says:

        I was just ‘lucky loe!’ to give a buzz to ‘Akis’ on the cheek! You didn’t probably. hehehe…

        Btw…just being FREE is good enough. Free to write, blog and read. Free also not to anything of the above. Anywhere, here and out there, there are ALWAYS ‘rules’ to follow but still free! Freedom of Choice.

        ‘Tis better be that way or ‘Tis ain’t FREE! Be FUN FREE then.

  10. 58
    baycas says:

    (24hours off the internet leaves a lot to read and digest)

    Regarding Ma’am Raissa’s Comments policy…

    Time and again there were digressions from the topic of the blog post.

    Time and again there were foul languages used and posted in the Comments Section (Our Plaza Miranda).

    Time and again there were “violations” of the Comments policy.

    It’s up to the blogger to sort things out.

    However, time and again there were suggestions from the commenters. Suggestions which are mostly heeded by the blogger herself.

    It’s still up to the blogger to sort things out.

    Akismet filters…but the blogger filters better than Akismet.

    —–

    With freedom of expression comes responsibility. I believe we are free here…and we are likewise responsible here.

    —–

    Moreover, patience. “Patience is a virtue”, they say.

    When I started commenting here…even during the time of the original blog before it was “cyber-destroyed”…my comments are always “quarantined”. It’s part of the game.

    There are contributors here who were given safe pass. Others (most likely because, they are newbies, newbies in a sense that comments are only submitted sporadically) will always undergo “moderation phase”.

    Please understand. Please be patient.

    And lastly, the spam filter do not automatically upload mostly the comments that are in Pilipino…especially the long ones. Take care to copy-all first before hitting the submit button.

    Have a good day everyone!

  11. 57
    Cha says:

    Raissa, Alan,

    Is this true?

    In an Inquirer piece yesterday titled Dangerous Idea, a certain Antonio Calipjo Go (academic supervisor of Marian School in Quezon City) wrote about the DepEd’s announcement of a new direction in teaching students about Martial Law. The approach supposedly will leave it to the students to conclude whether Marcos’ Martilal Law has been good or bad for the country.

    Here’s an excerpt from the article:

    The Department of Education recently announced a “new direction” in teaching Filipino students about the martial law years. Based on the reasoning that students tend to imbibe the biases of the authors of the history books they are using, they will no longer be told outright whether martial law was good or bad. From now on, they will have to draw their own conclusions about martial law based on their reading and research.

    ——-

    If this is true, what the heck? Or sottoing @parekoy, Paksyet!

    • 57.1
      begalon says:

      People have different point of view regarding the good and evils of Martial Law and I will not attempt to itemized them, however, this is a good direction as long as the professor is impatial and let the student make their own conclusions. One can tell me Martial Law is good; I will probably say maybe and vice versa. The important point here is we are allowing students to think for themselves which is good because mostly of us couldnt think rationally.

      Matial Law is good to clean up a corrupt government and should have been applied during the GMA regime. It is a drastic measure of course as long as democracy is returned when the job is done. We should incorprate this measure in the constitution.

      • 57.1.1
        raissa says:

        you’ve got to be kidding.

        • 57.1.1.1
          begalon says:

          I was serious that martial law should have been applied during GMA’s regime. How many attempted coup happened in her tenure? I know, had they succeeded it will turn up to Martial law. Too bad they all failed. I know there is a provision authorizing the President to declare martial law.

      • 57.1.2
        Victin Luz says:

        @begalon,….. It was already a FACT that martial law slowed down our growth on everything except population. It also increases the list of billionaires in our country so as the number of political dynasties .

        Curtailment of the PRESS FREEDOM was one of the major vehicle of corruption in our country,… What good then was MARIAL LAW did to our country and to it’s people?

        • 57.1.2.1
          begalon says:

          Well, the criminals disappeared and corruption curtailed only to be replaced by organized and big time criminals and syndicated corruption. Yes, I agree the economic growth slowed down drastically.

      • 57.1.3
        LeoSanMig says:

        @Begalon> 1) please itemize the good and evils of Martial Law, especially the good.
        2) It is not a good direction to let the student make their own conclusions about martial law based on their reading and research. We know, for a fact, that the Marcoses are re-writing history (particularly the martial law period) using their ill-gotten billions. And today’s generation can never discern the truth about martial law with all these paid hacks/historians cluttering the internet with so much pro-marcos BS.
        3) Yo say, ‘One can tell me Martial Law is good; I will probably say maybe and vice versa.’
        — Are you kidding me?
        4) You say, ‘The important point here is we are allowing students to think for themselves which is good because mostly of us couldnt think rationally.’
        – Mostly of us couldn’t think rationally? Speak for yourself, sir. And check your grammar while on it.
        5) You say, ‘Matial Law is good to clean up a corrupt government and should have been applied during the GMA regime. It is a drastic measure of course as long as democracy is returned when the job is done. We should incorprate this measure in the constitution.’
        – Enough of this Nietzschean bs. Your ‘rational’ mind is flawed.

        • 57.1.3.1
          begalon says:

          Actually, my main topic is people has different point of view and that is my position.

          1. I decline itemizing. I will give you that opportunity to think.

          2. Allowing student to think is productive when they grow up. Yesterday I was talking to a young man with two years in college who doesnt know the name of his Barangay. Free thinking allows them to grow up and perhaps will be able to remember their current address. Yes, I know what the Marcoses had done.

          3. No I am not kidding you. There are good and bad things about Martial Law.

          4. That is right; mostly of us couldnt think rationally, like asking me to check my grammar. Well, it would be nice if you point out specifically my error. I read my post again and it seemed to be in order. Oh! by the way you misspelled “martial law” and incorporate on item 5….. Also, as a friendly advise, you need to double space after each paragraph because it is going to be a rejected academically and it is eye friendly.

          5. Of course my rational is flawed; it is a new thinking. Would you agree that we need to train our children becoming a free and an independent thinker?

      • 57.1.4
        tristanism says:

        And who gets to be dictator?

      • 57.1.5
        Baltazar says:

        Matial Law is good to clean up a corrupt government and should have been applied during the GMA regime. It is a drastic measure of course as long as democracy is returned when the job is done We should incorprate this measure in the constitution.

        I call this euthanasia of democracy. Interesting but rather stupid.

  12. 56
    Martial Bonifacio says:

    Besides Sec. Jimenez, i tip my hat off to you Sec. Del Rosario. Maraming salamat po dahil tunay ninyong ipinaglalaban sa mapayapang paraan ang soberenya ng Pilipinas.

    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/62267/ph-takes-china-to-un-arbitral-tribunal

    • 56.1
      Martial Bonifacio says:

      One reason why they are envious of our Freedom

      http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-workers-revolt-over-2-minute-toilet-breaks-081615186–finance.html

      I mean seriously 2 minute toilet break? Washing your hands should take more than a minute. That leaves you with 1 minute to do your business in the toilet :)

      • 56.1.1
        Rene-Ipil says:

        Martial Bonifacio@56.1

        Proliferation of workers’ strike is one of the reasons why US investors are now abandoning China. Cost of production increased tremendously. People in the hinterland shun working in the factories which are mostly in the coastal areas. In my response to Macspeed@36.3, I wrote:

        “Right. China is now resorting to economic “invasion” because of the current de-industrialization happening in that country that may last for decades. In fact American companies are now returning to US due to increasing cost of production in China. We all know that China’s GDP has been constantly decreasing in the past couple of years, from more than 12% before to the present of less than 8%. Moreover, China is mired in its corruption problem. Sooner or later China would be back to square one. And a revolution is inevitable if China will not act aggressively.”

        • 56.1.1.1
          Martial Bonifacio says:

          If you dont mind me adding, thats why other US companies are seeking to move jobs to ASEAN since the salaries are cheaper. The question now is if countries like PH would like to work for salaries that are average.

          Also i would not be suprised if the current challenge of the Phillipine government to china to bring the issue to the international court will be used to avert the attention of ordinary chinese citizens against CCP corruption. I recently read that Bo Xilai lawyers are close to the Communist Party and netizens from sina-weibo are talking about it and concluding that a white wash is imminent.

          Note:
          Bo Xilai – a prominent chinese politician who was removed from office due to corruption and sexual affairs last sept 28, 2012

          • 56.1.1.1.1
            Victin Luz says:

            @sir Rene, @martial Bonifacio ….. Dyan ang nakakainis sa mga Amerikano….Although we had too much politics and workre’s unionism in the Philippines , mas malaking mura naman ang ibinigay nilang sahod ng workers sa BEPZA , CLARK and SUBIC ( foreign companies ) compared sa CHINA….Pwede naman nilang palaguin at palakihin ang mga company nila dito sa Pilipinas diba.

            • Victin Luz says:

              Kung cheaper salaries ang ping uusapan ay matagal ng tinanggap ang ating mga kababayan na nagtratrabaho sa Baguio Processing Zone at sa IBA pang lugar ng Pilipinas na may TRADE ZONE .sa Bataan.

            • Martial Bonifacio says:

              Correct me if im wrong but thats one reason why Enrile and Belmonte is pushing for amending the constitution (cha-cha)?

              Para yung foreign companies will be encourage to invest in PH with assurance na sila mismo ang hahawak at mag manage ng pagpapatakbo ng kumpanya nila.

              Eto yata yung restrictions regarding foreign ownership:

              Article 2, Section 19 of the Constitution specifically states that the State develop a self-reliant and independent national economy effectively controlled by Filipinos. It devotes the entire Article 12 on national economy and patrimony where it listed down equity restrictions on foreign ownership from zero percent (mass media, services, and small-scale mining) to 25 percent (private recruitment and infrastructure development) to 30 percent (advertising) to 40 percent (public utilities, land ownership and mining). – from inquirer

              • Victin Luz says:

                @martial Bonifacio …. Tama mo po kayo dyan sir, at 40% share’s in Philippine Corporation , it was hard for them to manage a business they entered into .

                Hindi ho ba pweding while our constitution is not yet amended , they have to trust their Filipino partners and hire Filipino managers if ever US companies relocates here from China. Pwede po naman atang ganoon ang mangyari at ganoong sitwasyon, malaki ang maitutulong nila sa ating un-employed at economy ng ating bansa.

                Joint ventures in developing our natural resources especially areas being contested by China , but should be under Phil. Laws must also be taken into consideration BY USA and Philippines di po ba sir.

              • Martial Bonifacio says:

                @Victin Luz

                Dito papasok yung mga katagang parating binabanggit ng US na “they do not take sides regarding the dispute but they prefer it to be settled in a multi-lateral approach.”

                Remember hindi claimant ang US and it is currently strenthening its ties with the other asean claimants (malaysia, vietnam and brunei) plus taiwan, hindi pwedeng magpakita na may kinikilingan.

                Regarding naman sa partnership, i think most investors want or prefers to have the majority rights in a company so they can do what they want and manage the finance at their own discretion.

                One good example of your idea is the okada-gokongwei casino venture.

              • Victin Luz says:

                100% true ang sinabi mo@Martial, I agree with you. Thanks for sharing your analysis friend.

              • Martial Bonifacio says:

                @Victin Luz

                No problem and have a nice day :)

              • Rolly says:

                What Enrile proposed, is to give Congress the power to apportion the percentage a foreign capital can invest in a given business venture, as opposed to to the fixed 40/60 Constitutional restriction. Maganda sa tingin.

                Knowing how Congress works…one can imagine a scenario of feeding frenzy, shall become a regular occurence in our legislative assembly.

                Instead of attracting foreign investments, as what envisioned in the proposal, foreigners will be disheartened and eventually packed up.

    • 56.2
      baycas says:

      Just a day off from cberspace and so many happened…

      Well, SolGen failed to appear at the SC yesterday. The Palace summoned him because of this?

      On the UN front, we’ll see what will come of that. Baka magkaibang rules ang sa ‘Pinas at iba naman sa China. In short, impasse pa rin.

      • 56.2.1
        Martial Bonifacio says:

        Yes thats the reason why SC postponed the hearing on cybercrime law yesterday according to news.

        Lets say na hindi tanggapin ng china ang hamon ng pinas. Is it be possible that another solution to the dispute is to make a close-door deal with vietnam or other asean claimants at ihabla nila ang isat isa in a arbitration in UN?

        Since it only takes 2 countries so that the UN tribunal can make a decision regarding this dispute.

  13. 55
    ken says:

    The DOT ad is short and sweet. The goverment should already implement the new visa regulations contained in a press release dated March 2012. But ten months after the announcement, the new visa regulations have yet to be implemented. Bakit kaya?

    http://www.gov.ph/2012/03/21/visa-reforms-to-boost-phl-competitiveness-spur-arrivals/

    • 55.1
      leona says:

      “xxx granting of a 30-day visa-free stay to Chinese nationals travelling to the Philippines as part of a tour group handled by a Department of Tourism-accredited Philippine tour operator, and a 14-day visa-free stay for Indian nationals who have a valid American, Japan, Australian, Canadian, Shengen, Singapore, or United Kingdom visa. xxx”

      30 days and 14-day visa-free stay. Why not the same 30 days or more but the same? Less for American, Japan, Aussie, Canad, etc.? Why? These countries’ tourists have less money or what?

      Another queer traith of ‘Pinoys when it comes to ‘rules-making,’ MAGU-Lo!
      …messier. More FUN WHEN MESSIER ‘n ‘pinas! Simple but wants double-trebel mess.

  14. 54
    joedelacruise says:

    Good day, Ms Raissa.

    I would like to implore you, as the owner of this blog, to please review, and subsequently change, revise, or alter your comment/moderation policy, whose standards, I think, have now degenerated and sunk lower into accepting comments like No. 44, No. 45, No. 46, No. 47, and No. 51. Surely, they all fail in the following tests, among others: taste test (in very bad taste), civility and sensibility test (they are very offensive), image test (they portray Filipinos in very bad light), legality test (they advocate among others murder/ homicide, and HIV infection which is also murder, and inciting to commit any of them). As well, the invocation to perform unsanitary and outright revolting acts is also criminal.

    There is time enough for moderating – Just like everybody else, I too have to wait for two to three hours while my post is “awaiting moderation”.

    Thank you.

    • 54.1
      Victin Luz says:

      @Joe…….maybe wag na Lang tagalogin if it will sound ” bastos ” or offending to our SENSE of AUDIO…..ganoon ba ang gusto mo? …but I think it will be very hard for our HOST to screen WORDS of that nature…… He he napansin KO rin mga.

      • 54.1.1
        Victin Luz says:

        If the words in a comment are offending to our VISUAL sense and sense of AUDIO… mahirap to moderate if it was already forwarded@Joe…

      • 54.1.2
        leona says:

        “@joedelacruise”…as we have another “Joe…Joe America”…

      • 54.1.3
        pinay710 says:

        @sir victin luz, hindi po bastos ang mga salitang ginamit, PILIPINO salita po yung mga yun. mga taal na WIKANG ATIN. masakit sa pangbasa? eh kung yan ang wika natin TANGGAPIN NATIN. sabi nga TAYO AY HINDI KANO TAYO AY PILIPINO GAMITIN ANG ATIN KUNG TAYO AY NASA ATING BANSA. KUNG NASA IBANG BANSA GAMITIN ANG KANILANG WIKA KAHIT PAWARDI WARDI DAHIL HINDI TAYO TAGA BANSANG IYON. (hindi po ako sumisigaw)

        • 54.1.3.1
          Victin Luz says:

          @pinay…….. Tama ka po ma’am hindi po sya bastos , kaya lang po sa mga IBA kagaya ni @joedelacruise ay Hindi magandang pakinggan ang mga ibang letra na nakasulat sa @51ni parekoy…..paki bass Lang po. Ngayon , Hindi ho kaya mas maganda Kung interpret it in English ang IBA .. Kagaya ng puwet….. At IBA pa na nakasulat doon.

        • 54.1.3.2
          TAGA ILOG says:

          Tumpak. Bakit po ganun? kapag tinagalog na eh bastos na pakinggan? Hindi kaya ito bahagi ng “Colonial mentality’ nating mga Pinoy?

    • 54.2
      Baltazar says:

      @joedelacruise,
      Moderating each and every post will be a gigantic task especially for the size of CPM now. This will impose a very heavy load on raissa whom we know is a wife, a mother, and an employed journalist. In my humble opinion, I think the appeal should be directed to all the CPM ers and let each and everyone’s sensibility and maturity come into play.

    • 54.3
      Baltazar says:

      @joedelacruise:
      Dunno what happened to my previous post in reply to you …anyways…
      Moderating each and every post will be a gigantic job for Raissa taking into consideration the size of CPM now. It will be a very heavy load for her knowing that she , first and foremost, is a wife , a mother and an employed journalist. Believing that the ligitimate CPMers are mature and sensible individuals, in my humble opinion, the appeal should directed to each and everyone of us. . . . .
      ..Hello everyone…..HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

      With regards to the waiting for moderation status, I think there is an automatic system blocking if the post is containing links/ URL.

    • 54.4
      leona says:

      “Hawr Hawr Hawr!…Mariano Renato Pacifico” always said. qte ‘n un qte.

    • 54.5
      pinay710 says:

      @joedelacruise, sir sa aking palagay WALA naman masama sa mga ginamit na salita ng mga # binanggit mo. WIKA natin yun tanggapin natin. bakit mo iibahin at bakit mo naman pipigilin ang pagpapaliwanag sa ating WIKA? KARAPATAN ng may akda ang gusto nyang gamitin. yan ang KALAYAAN ng bawat isa sa atin. ang mga ginami na mga salita ay mga TAAL na WIKANG PILIPINO. HINDI HINANGO SA BANYAGANG SALITA. eh kung hindi matanggapng mambabasa ang nilalaman HUWAG BASAHIN. tulad ng mga komento ni mrp, tanggap mo ba ang mga komento nya kesa sa nasa mga # binaggit mo? sa aking palagay TUNAY NA MGA WIKANG PILIPINO ANG GINAMIN SA MGA NABANGGIT NA # TINUTUKOY MO.(hindi po ako sumisigaw binibigyan tuon ko lang ang mga salita ko, sorry, pero totoo po)

      • 54.5.1
        Parekoy says:

        @pinay710

        Tumpak Ka di-yan!

        Kung sa iba ay bastos dahil Tagalog, pwede rin nilang i-translate sa English kung don sila masaya. Pano kung yun lang ang nakakayan ko at gusto ko ring makilahok dito sa Plaza, kailangan na bang busalan? Gagawin na ba nating Club na ekslusibo ang site na ito na pawang yung marunong lang mag-Golf ang pwedeng sumali.

        Ano ba ang hangarin ng site na ito? Diversity ba ng Ideas? Kung ma gets mo ang mensahe eh Thank you, pag hindi di hindi saka ibasura mo. Wala namang pinipilit dito.

        Sino ba ang Lehitimo? Meron bang inisyu na ID? Kaninong boses lang ba ang pwedeng marinig?

        Yung bang :


        Maka Aquino
        Maka- LP
        Maka- Binay
        Maka- UNA
        Maka-Kritiko
        MAka-Kutya
        Maka-Sipsip
        Maka-Amerikano
        Maka-Pilipino
        Maka-Konyo
        Maka-Hirap
        Maka-Mayaman
        Maka-Subersibo
        Maka-Censor
        Maka-Liberal
        Maka-Progresibo
        Maka-Marcos
        Maka-Loyalista
        Maka-Coryista
        Maka-Gloria
        Maka-Erap
        Maka-Ramos
        Maka-Englisero
        Maka-XXX (yung mga legalese)
        Maka-Kata
        Maka-Hemingway
        Maka-Dead Poet Society
        Maka-Jologs
        Maka-Kabataan
        Maka-Ulyanin
        Maka-Konserbatibo
        Maka-Kanto
        Maka-Obispo
        Maka-Relihiyoso
        Maka-Laswa
        Maka-Ipokrito
        Maka-Sintu-Sinto
        etc.

        At
        Maka-Yabang

    • 54.6
      Parekoy says:

      @joedelacruise

      First of all, I thank you for having the time to read all the comments I made per your enumeration.

      Let us have a civil discussion on this.

      whose standards, I think, have now degenerated and sunk lower into accepting comments like No. 44, No. 45, No. 46, No. 47, and No. 51.

      Whose standards are we talking about? Yours?

      taste test (in very bad taste)

      Taste is relative. Kids don’t love the taste of some medicines, but some of them have the common sense they need to take it to get better.

      civility and sensibility test (they are very offensive)

      How many times have we tried civility? Did we see any progress using it? We tried it before, but was it effective? Am I guilty of offending your senses, or are you too sensitive to examine the message> Do you think those I labeled “Kurap na Pulitikos” are sensible enough to see the effect of their deeds from poverty, population explosion, diseases, unemployment, violence, to injustices to name a few?

      image test (they portray Filipinos in very bad light)

      Wake up please. Have you visited the slum areas, have you done any volunteering to help the destitutes of our society, have you break bread with them, have you shared their dirty cups and dishes, have you seen their generosity sharing their meager meals? We can portray realities. There is affluence in gated subdivisions, and there are slums. We don’t have a monopoly of this image, and why should we be hiding these things, just because it may offend your sensibilities? You have the choice to close your eyes, but we should not build Potemkin villages. Do you think we need to do that just to appease you civilized taste and concerned of your senses?

      legality test (they advocate among others murder/ homicide, and HIV infection which is also murder, and inciting to commit any of them).

      I don’t advocate murder, I advocate justice!

      Do you think those are statements of protest? Do you think the prescriptions I made will be taken seriously?

      What do the Kurap na Pulitikos think when they read this?

      Will they feel threatened?

      Will they be watchful of what they eat?

      Will they be paranoid that somebody might do harm to them?

      Will they reflect on what are the effects of their corrupt ways?

      Why do the people they were sworn to serve turn against them?

      Why do their subjects want payback?

      What are the available methods for them?

      The poor did try to vote but those whom they put in power even became more entrenched and wave the flag of High Standards of Civility and Sensibility. Did the corrupt dynasts give the poor sensible choices by fielding their kids and relatives and further continue their sadist ways of inflicting pain and sufferings?

      We are peddlers of ideas, and this Forum is a free market. You can examine what I am selling, if it is not to your taste then feel free to spit it out and ignore my pitch. I am sure not feel insulted by it.

      If you think the way I package my product is not to your liking and you think you can repackage it to be able to sell, feel free to innovate and I’ll be glad that someone spend the time to help make the message clearer.

      If you have any idea s or prescriptions at all on how to fight those Kurap na Pulitkos, feel free to share them with us and us be the judge to buy them. But for God’s sake do something!

      Note:I can go on and on to justify what I’ve written, I can romaticize them, I say those are symbolisms: “Riding in Tandems” are the Monsters that the “Corrupts” have created;The ” Pokpok Girl” as our country inflicted with deadly diseases by the Corrupt,etc. but sa Wikang Tagalog-Naniniwala ako na ang karamihan na Pilipino ay makukuha ang mensahe depende sa kanyang nakalakhan, kanyang karakter, at kanyang pagkatao at ano ang pananawa nya sa mundo.

      • 54.6.1
        pinay710 says:

        @parekoy. tama ka. bakit eh WIKANG PAMBANSA natin ang ginamit mo. anong mga test ba ang kailangn dito ngayon? kng kailangan ang mga salitang yan para magising ang mgatutulog tulog na PILIPINO ok lang. nasa PILIPINAS ka kaya dapat lang TAGALOG ang gamitin mo. maraming pangkaraniwang mamamayan ang bumabasa ng blog ni raiss at alan. bakit minamaliit ba ang wika natin? nasa PILIPINAS KA kaya dapat WIKANG PILIPINO ang gamitin mo.

        • 54.6.1.1
          moonie says:

          hello, pinay710, liked your comment, loved it too. maybe joedelacruise wants us to be like china. everything there is heavily censored. make everything appear likeable, yong hindi mabuti ay tinatago and kept under the radar, hindi pinapakita. we are not shamed of what we are, but when time comes for us to perform, we’ll rise to it. unti then, have a nice day. mabuhay.

          most of my comments here are done impromptu. you’ll see warts and all, incorrect syntax as well.

          joedelacruise, please feel the pulse of the filipinos. we are diversed lot. some of us may not be up to your standard and make many mistakes. but feel that we have as much freedom to express our own opinion as the next person. mabuhay ka rin, you have expressed your opinion.

    • 54.7
      clementejak says:

      @joedelacruise 54

      Ang sabi ni Gat Jose Rizal;

      “ang taong hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay higit pa sa mabaho at malansang isda”

      Just an advice, if the comments in tagalog words are NOT to your liking and offensive, just keep quiet. It is up to the blog owner to moderate comment/s.

      You don’t have authority to tell what the blog owner must do.

      • 54.7.1
        curveball says:

        @clemetejak,
        tama ka dyan. nasa may-ari ng lugar na ito ang pasya kung ano ang lebel ng salita, ideya, diskusyon o pagpapalitan ng opinyon. o kung hanggang saan nya papayagan ang mainit na usapan.
        tama din si @baltazar ng sabihin nya na tayo ay nasa tamang kaisipan na para malaman ang sapat, katamtaman, mainit, at kalabisan na sa makataong panlasa o standard ang ating mga sinasabi.

      • 54.7.2
        moonie says:

        hi, clementejak. I’ve read joedelacruise’s entry. I dont think he was telling raissa what she must do. he was more or less begging and imploring raissa like he was nearing the end of his tither. at napuno na yata. but I agree, it’s up to raissa kung pagbigyan siya. I’ve read somewhere that raissa herself has an editor who checks her articles.

        • 54.7.2.1
          Victin Luz says:

          @moonie,……I agree with your analysis, so as everybody here in the BLOG. Wala akong problema dyan sa mga posted comment ni @parekoy,…karapatan nya iyan and it was already posted here by the owner/host. Kanya kanyang style tayo dito ,like @MARIANITO de Falaypay he he na kahit anong gawin nyang comment sarado na sa akin kaisipan na sya ay malapit na kamag anak ni CORONA …..ganyan din siguro ang pang unawa ni @Joe sa mga comments ni @parekoy di poba. We are all entitled to our opinion and if attack ,…defend it ….iyan lang naman ang opinion KO dito.

        • 54.7.2.2
          moonie says:

          I think diversity work both ways. it’s not just for the likes of parekoy but also for joedelacruise. maybe, there ought to be signs that says readers ought to exercise discretion in reading parekoy’s comments 44,45,46,47 at 51 for their contents may offend. maybe a little courtesy is needed here, so readers are warned before hand. and will not smack bang into them. I understand some readers have delikadiza. I hope I have not offened anyone with this comment.

  15. 53
    Martial Bonifacio says:

    Add this 2 articles to my comment # 30 regarding a terrorist called NPA.

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/345001/1-dead-13-wounded-soldiers-in-davao-oriental-roadside-bombing

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/344993/suspected-npa-rebels-ransack-homes-of-3-soldiers-in-misamis-oriental

    Talaga yatang hinahamon ng NPA ang bagong liderato ng AFP. I hope Pnoy considers branding NPA as a terrorist since they move and act as one. Only terrorist uses IED’s.

    Kung pwede lang gawing void lahat ng kasunduan sa hague since hindi naman sinusunod ng NPA.

    Samantalang naka bibingi na naman ang silence ng Commission on Human Rights.

  16. 52
    raissa says:

    I’ll soon be posting something on Enrile.

    I just needed to finish a story for SCMP and have to go buy medicine for my son.

    • 52.1
      roberto villaflores says:

      Sa wakas. The real article will be published. Ano po ba ang sikreto ni JPE at hindi magiba giba sya.

  17. 51
    Parekoy says:

    Gusto Mong Makabawi Sa Kurap na Pulitiko? -2013 Edition

    Strategy #1-Makipagkamay sa Pulitiko! Hagurin ang mukha at sabihing sya ay Gwapo o pag babae sya ay Napakaganda!

    Bago Kamayan ang kandidato-Kapag nakita sa lugar nyo at naglilibot para bilhin ang inyong boto, pumili ng pwedeng gawin:

    1. Daling ipasok ang kamay sa inyong pwetan, maghanap ng Burnik*masisimot sa dulo ng daliri, ilabas ang kamay.

    2. Kung may TB ka, hagurin ang iyong lalamunan, huminga ng malalim, pililiting higupin ang Plema na walang ingay, ilagay ang kamay sa labi, idura.

    3. Kung yung kalong mong anak ay may Kurikong o Galis, iabot sa Pulitiko para kamo magpa photo. Kitkitin ang KUKURIKAPU** sa laylay mong suso, gawing hand lotion.

    4. Kung meron kang FLU o may nakakahawang sakit tulad ng Ketong, kahit nilalagnat bumangon para batiin ang Pulitiko.

    5. Kung sya ay EPAL-dagling ipasok ang kamay sa salawal at kudkurin ang KUPAL

    Makipagkamay sa Pulitiko! Hagurin ang mukha at sabihing sya ay Gwapo o pag babae sya ay Napakaganda!

    *BURNIK- taeng sumabit sa buhok sa pwet. madalas nararanasan ng mga taong nagti-tissue lamang pagkatapos tumae.

    **KUKURIKAPU- libag sa ilalim ng boobs. Madalas na namumuo dahil sa labis na baby powder na inilalagay sa katawan. Maaari ding mamuo kung hindi talaga naliligo o naghihilod ang isang babae. ang KUKURIKAPU ay mas madalas mamuo sa mga babaeng malalaki o laylay ang joga.

    (Mga makabayang readers, pwede nyo itong Sottohin (kopyahin), ipadala sa mga kakilala sa email, o ilagay at i-share sa FB at kung may idadagdag pa kayong malikhaing ideya share lang)- Ginawa ko na ang iba dyan, subukan nyo. Syet! You will feel good!

    • 51.1
      moonie says:

      parekoy, please know na hindi lang ang mga babae ang may mga boobs ngayon. I have heard of men having manboobs. gynecomastia yata and tawag nyan. I have also heard of men having breast cancer. rare but true.

  18. Martial Bonifacio says:

    Hot Manila by Alan Robles

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/blogs/opinions/01/23/13/suggested-reality-tv-shows

    EXTREME JUSTICE
    Supreme Court justices try to see who can pen the fastest decision while growing a foreign exchange account and buying up posh property in Manila. The winner gets a golden wheelchair.

    @Alan
    i believe some politicians from the past administration (especially the ones who have pending cases) will want to join and win that golden wheelchair.

    Just out of curiosity does it include a minerva brace? :)

  19. Martial Bonifacio says:

    Hot Manila by Alan Robles

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/blogs/opinions/01/23/13/suggested-reality-tv-shows

    EXTREME JUSTICE
    Supreme Court justices try to see who can pen the fastest decision while growing a foreign exchange account and buying up posh property in Manila. The winner gets a golden wheelchair.

    @Alan
    i believe some politicians from the past administration (especially the ones who have pending cases) will be eager to try and test that golden wheelchair.

    Does it include a free minerva brace by any chance? :)

  20. leona says:

    The LP lost a chance.

    “Aside from Sotto and Estrada, those who voted against the Enrile motion were Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Panfilo Lacson, Teofisto Guingona III, Franklin Drilon, Gregorio Honasan, Loren Legarda, Ralph Recto, Ramon Revilla Jr., and Lito Lapid.

    Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III voted in favor of Enrile’s motion. The chair decided to include Enrile in the number of senators voting in favor of the motion since he was the movant.

    Only Senators Joker Arroyo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr., abstained.”

    Is the saying could have been appropriate for the LP senators and the rest “My loyalty to my Party end when my loyalty to my Country beings?” Pres. MLQ

    Does the Liberal Party wants to win beautifully [ effectively I mean ] in this 2013 mid-term elections or not? It seems it does not. UNA surely wants to, by all means.

    With JPE still on top at the Senate, UNA’s is still strong to beat LP. Would this be true if JPE’s motion to declare his position as vacant was approved and a new senate president on the LP was chosen, coalitionally?

    Now, I have serious doubts of LP leadership to go and govern beyond 2016. Is this the message to many of the Filipino VOTERS, doubt? Where do we, the many, go then?

    Not to UNA! Somewhere else maybe.

  21. leona says:

    Candidates ‘riding on two horses’ LP horse and UNA horse. I am not convinced that they are not horsey-horseying around!

    “Estrada, a senior UNA leader, said this amounted to a virtual “ban” being imposed on Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda, and Grace Poe-Llamanzares who are running under both the ruling LP and the UNA senatorial tickets.”

    What good can these kinds of horsey candidate give us, white horse or black horse? Are they circus riders? No. They just want to ‘eat two different horsey cakes’ !

    If these riders cannot decide on ONE HORSE how can we VOTERS decide? We don’t.

    Forget the horse riders then! Voters want who is ONE with them and not one-half with them!

    • curveball says:

      Ito ang mahirap na sitwasyon.
      Dalawa ang grupo na kinaaniban nila.
      Ibig sabihin darating ang araw (kung sakali manalo sila) na 2 din ang magiging ka-alyado nila. Hindi bali kung magkapareho ng opinion o hangarin kaso magkaiba.
      Ngayon kung dumating sa crossroads kung tawagin nila, alin opinion/hangarin ang susundin/gagawin nila, LP o UNA?
      Kung lahat kaya ng kandidato ay ganito din (guest candidate)? Lalo na tayo nalito at naloko… Naloko na!

    • AnuBayan! says:

      In lieu of this “two-faced” candidates, maybe we can consider independent Senatorial candidates Ricardo Penson and Teddy Casiño..

  22. leona says:

    Gun shootings!

    “CEBU CITY, Philippines – With an election gun ban in place, a despondent Canadian out on bail on gun charges yesterday managed to bring two firearms inside a courtroom here and shoot a doctor and his lawyer dead.

    John Holdridge Pope, a retired Canadian journalist, was wounded in the wrist and thighs by a responding policeman before he turned his gun on himself.”

    Guards did not frisk ‘n Search Mr. Pope! Takot sila pag PUTI. Colonial mentality pa rin.

    Now, our court rooms are gun blazing gun ranges too! What if the judge has a gun? What is the prosecutor has a gun? What if the Clerks of Court have guns? And shoots one another! Who can say it won’t happen? Or shoots the detained suspects? Innocent and guilty alike?

    Grave abuse of discretion = judge fires judge’s gun.

    Charges = prosecutor charges to fire the gun.

    Clerks of Courts = schedules to fire their guns.

    Security Guards = checks guns and fires the gun.

    Guns Guns Guns! BAN ALL GUNS! PNP says: We cannot do it. Impossible.

    So, who is safe? Nobody is. One has to ‘live and die’ sometime. That’s the FUN of it!

    • curveball says:

      Walang safe dito at tayong mga ordinaryong pinoy ang talo dito.
      Bakit?
      Kasi wala tayong kakayahan bumili ng baril, walang sapat na dahilan para mag-apply ng lisensya at lalo ng walang kapangyarihan para makasali sa exemption sa gun ban.
      Kaya sila-sila lang yun.
      Kung magkaroon man ng barilan tulad dito at malas na anduon ka sa lugar na yun….
      Sabi nga palagi sa sine nila FPJ… DAPA!
      Para di ka matamaan. Kailangan ang bilis dito.

  23. leona says:

    At the Senate, heat ‘n fire brewing. I hope the solane gas doesn’t get short. Keep it up!

    No one in public office, high or low, should ‘romantically with love’ treat people’s money as if it belongs to the official. Worst, unequal treating applied – to those loved and to those hated.

    But the ‘unequal treatment’ is just the same, it is undue, unjustified, immoral and questionable to its legality. ATBPA! It is still people’s money!

    People pay taxes but someone else do the spending as if owned personally.

    Baluktot na Daan! Off topic but still about politics and beyond. My ISIP.

    • Victin Luz says:

      Agree @mam Leona ,…… Exempted ba ang Senate in the re alignement of savings for the purpose of spending the said amount to other budgetary commitments for a calendar year without the approval of DBM or COA. Are they exempted of TECHNICAL MALVERSATION like the Davide’s Supreme Court when they allowed and utilized personnel/employee budgetary allocation , in the repair and maintenance and construction of SC summer homes at Baguio City.

      Pag ang ordinary government employee or offices wanted to spend budget not intended to what it was approved, an approval by their respective Board are solicited. Mahirap lumusut at may kaso kana at kulong ka pa o tanggal ka sa trabaho pag ginawa mo Ito na walang pahintulot sa nakakataas.

      Isa pa, since it was people’s MONEY or TAXPAYER’s MONEY,……that allocation of 1.6m pesos and even 250,000pesos only was released,……was it NECESSARY , NECESSITY or was it in the EXIGENCY . Ha ha ha na ONDOY ba sila sa SENADO… Hindi naman ata.

    • TOL says:

      Agree po. Especially that the money was spent to bribe the senators as part of the big drama on vacating the Senate presidency.

  24. BEE NEIGH says:

    Sabi sa premature campaign ad:

    1. Sa UNA, gaganda ang buhay………

    Sa una lang po iyan….maya-maya lang, pangit na ulit…hello corruption!!!

    2. GUSTO KO MAY PAGKAIN ako. Maraming maraming pagkain. Sa taba ko ba namang ito.

    3. ALAGAAN PO NATIN ANG ATING MGA MATATANDA….Aba, huwag na natin sila patakbuhin sa Senado. Jan na po sila tumanda… wala namang nagawa. Sa bahay na lang po kayo Ateng Ernie.

  25. baycas says:

    (24hours off the internet leaves a lot to read and digest)

    Regarding Ma’am Raissa’s Comments policy…

    Time and again there were digressions from the topic of the blog post.

    Time and again there were foul languages used and posted in the Comments Section (Our Plaza Miranda).

    Time and again there were “violations” of the Comments policy.

    It’s up to the blogger to sort things out.

    However, time and again there were suggestions from the commenters. Suggestions which are mostly heeded by the blogger herself.

    It’s still up to the blogger to sort things out.

    Akismet filters…but the blogger filters better than Akismet.

    —–

    With freedom of expression comes responsibility. I believe we are free here…and we are likewise responsible here.

    —–

    Moreover, patience. “Patience is a virtue”, they say.

    When I started commenting here…even during the time of the original blog before it was “cyber-destroyed”…my comments are always “quarantined”. It’s part of the game.

    There are contributors here who were given safe pass. Others (most likely because, they are newbies, newbies in a sense that comments are only submitted sporadically) will always undergo “moderation phase”.

    Please understand. Please be patient.

    And lastly, the spam filter do not automatically upload mostly the comments that are in Pilipino…especially the long ones.

    Have a good day everyone!

    • raissa says:

      Thank you, Baycas.

      I will write a separate post on an updated comments policy for this site.

    • baycas says:

      For the information of everyone, my comment above was in the cloud long before @leona’s 11:17am comment but @leona’s comment appeared first.

      I have a “safe pass” and yet I was “moderated” by Akismet. It’s in the words that I used.

      If perchance I used Pilipino for this comment I may run the “risk” of also going through moderation phase.

      So, the moral of the story…

      • leona says:

        I was just ‘lucky loe!’ to give a buzz to ‘Akis’ on the cheek! You didn’t probably. hehehe…

        Btw…just being FREE is good enough. Free to write, blog and read. Free also not to anything of the above. Anywhere, here and out there, there are ALWAYS ‘rules’ to follow but still free! Freedom of Choice.

        ‘Tis better be that way or ‘Tis ain’t FREE! Be FUN FREE then.

  26. baycas says:

    (24hours off the internet leaves a lot to read and digest)

    Regarding Ma’am Raissa’s Comments policy…

    Time and again there were digressions from the topic of the blog post.

    Time and again there were foul languages used and posted in the Comments Section (Our Plaza Miranda).

    Time and again there were “violations” of the Comments policy.

    It’s up to the blogger to sort things out.

    However, time and again there were suggestions from the commenters. Suggestions which are mostly heeded by the blogger herself.

    It’s still up to the blogger to sort things out.

    Akismet filters…but the blogger filters better than Akismet.

    —–

    With freedom of expression comes responsibility. I believe we are free here…and we are likewise responsible here.

    —–

    Moreover, patience. “Patience is a virtue”, they say.

    When I started commenting here…even during the time of the original blog before it was “cyber-destroyed”…my comments are always “quarantined”. It’s part of the game.

    There are contributors here who were given safe pass. Others (most likely because, they are newbies, newbies in a sense that comments are only submitted sporadically) will always undergo “moderation phase”.

    Please understand. Please be patient.

    And lastly, the spam filter do not automatically upload mostly the comments that are in Pilipino…especially the long ones. Take care to copy-all first before hitting the submit button.

    Have a good day everyone!

  27. Cha says:

    Raissa, Alan,

    Is this true?

    In an Inquirer piece yesterday titled Dangerous Idea, a certain Antonio Calipjo Go (academic supervisor of Marian School in Quezon City) wrote about the DepEd’s announcement of a new direction in teaching students about Martial Law. The approach supposedly will leave it to the students to conclude whether Marcos’ Martilal Law has been good or bad for the country.

    Here’s an excerpt from the article:

    The Department of Education recently announced a “new direction” in teaching Filipino students about the martial law years. Based on the reasoning that students tend to imbibe the biases of the authors of the history books they are using, they will no longer be told outright whether martial law was good or bad. From now on, they will have to draw their own conclusions about martial law based on their reading and research.

    ——-

    If this is true, what the heck? Or sottoing @parekoy, Paksyet!

    • begalon says:

      People have different point of view regarding the good and evils of Martial Law and I will not attempt to itemized them, however, this is a good direction as long as the professor is impatial and let the student make their own conclusions. One can tell me Martial Law is good; I will probably say maybe and vice versa. The important point here is we are allowing students to think for themselves which is good because mostly of us couldnt think rationally.

      Matial Law is good to clean up a corrupt government and should have been applied during the GMA regime. It is a drastic measure of course as long as democracy is returned when the job is done. We should incorprate this measure in the constitution.

      • raissa says:

        you’ve got to be kidding.

        • begalon says:

          I was serious that martial law should have been applied during GMA’s regime. How many attempted coup happened in her tenure? I know, had they succeeded it will turn up to Martial law. Too bad they all failed. I know there is a provision authorizing the President to declare martial law.

      • Victin Luz says:

        @begalon,….. It was already a FACT that martial law slowed down our growth on everything except population. It also increases the list of billionaires in our country so as the number of political dynasties .

        Curtailment of the PRESS FREEDOM was one of the major vehicle of corruption in our country,… What good then was MARIAL LAW did to our country and to it’s people?

        • begalon says:

          Well, the criminals disappeared and corruption curtailed only to be replaced by organized and big time criminals and syndicated corruption. Yes, I agree the economic growth slowed down drastically.

      • LeoSanMig says:

        @Begalon> 1) please itemize the good and evils of Martial Law, especially the good.
        2) It is not a good direction to let the student make their own conclusions about martial law based on their reading and research. We know, for a fact, that the Marcoses are re-writing history (particularly the martial law period) using their ill-gotten billions. And today’s generation can never discern the truth about martial law with all these paid hacks/historians cluttering the internet with so much pro-marcos BS.
        3) Yo say, ‘One can tell me Martial Law is good; I will probably say maybe and vice versa.’
        — Are you kidding me?
        4) You say, ‘The important point here is we are allowing students to think for themselves which is good because mostly of us couldnt think rationally.’
        – Mostly of us couldn’t think rationally? Speak for yourself, sir. And check your grammar while on it.
        5) You say, ‘Matial Law is good to clean up a corrupt government and should have been applied during the GMA regime. It is a drastic measure of course as long as democracy is returned when the job is done. We should incorprate this measure in the constitution.’
        – Enough of this Nietzschean bs. Your ‘rational’ mind is flawed.

        • begalon says:

          Actually, my main topic is people has different point of view and that is my position.

          1. I decline itemizing. I will give you that opportunity to think.

          2. Allowing student to think is productive when they grow up. Yesterday I was talking to a young man with two years in college who doesnt know the name of his Barangay. Free thinking allows them to grow up and perhaps will be able to remember their current address. Yes, I know what the Marcoses had done.

          3. No I am not kidding you. There are good and bad things about Martial Law.

          4. That is right; mostly of us couldnt think rationally, like asking me to check my grammar. Well, it would be nice if you point out specifically my error. I read my post again and it seemed to be in order. Oh! by the way you misspelled “martial law” and incorporate on item 5….. Also, as a friendly advise, you need to double space after each paragraph because it is going to be a rejected academically and it is eye friendly.

          5. Of course my rational is flawed; it is a new thinking. Would you agree that we need to train our children becoming a free and an independent thinker?

      • tristanism says:

        And who gets to be dictator?

      • Baltazar says:

        Matial Law is good to clean up a corrupt government and should have been applied during the GMA regime. It is a drastic measure of course as long as democracy is returned when the job is done We should incorprate this measure in the constitution.

        I call this euthanasia of democracy. Interesting but rather stupid.

  28. Martial Bonifacio says:

    Besides Sec. Jimenez, i tip my hat off to you Sec. Del Rosario. Maraming salamat po dahil tunay ninyong ipinaglalaban sa mapayapang paraan ang soberenya ng Pilipinas.

    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/62267/ph-takes-china-to-un-arbitral-tribunal

    • Martial Bonifacio says:

      One reason why they are envious of our Freedom

      http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-workers-revolt-over-2-minute-toilet-breaks-081615186–finance.html

      I mean seriously 2 minute toilet break? Washing your hands should take more than a minute. That leaves you with 1 minute to do your business in the toilet :)

      • Rene-Ipil says:

        Martial Bonifacio@56.1

        Proliferation of workers’ strike is one of the reasons why US investors are now abandoning China. Cost of production increased tremendously. People in the hinterland shun working in the factories which are mostly in the coastal areas. In my response to Macspeed@36.3, I wrote:

        “Right. China is now resorting to economic “invasion” because of the current de-industrialization happening in that country that may last for decades. In fact American companies are now returning to US due to increasing cost of production in China. We all know that China’s GDP has been constantly decreasing in the past couple of years, from more than 12% before to the present of less than 8%. Moreover, China is mired in its corruption problem. Sooner or later China would be back to square one. And a revolution is inevitable if China will not act aggressively.”

        • Martial Bonifacio says:

          If you dont mind me adding, thats why other US companies are seeking to move jobs to ASEAN since the salaries are cheaper. The question now is if countries like PH would like to work for salaries that are average.

          Also i would not be suprised if the current challenge of the Phillipine government to china to bring the issue to the international court will be used to avert the attention of ordinary chinese citizens against CCP corruption. I recently read that Bo Xilai lawyers are close to the Communist Party and netizens from sina-weibo are talking about it and concluding that a white wash is imminent.

          Note:
          Bo Xilai – a prominent chinese politician who was removed from office due to corruption and sexual affairs last sept 28, 2012

          • Victin Luz says:

            @sir Rene, @martial Bonifacio ….. Dyan ang nakakainis sa mga Amerikano….Although we had too much politics and workre’s unionism in the Philippines , mas malaking mura naman ang ibinigay nilang sahod ng workers sa BEPZA , CLARK and SUBIC ( foreign companies ) compared sa CHINA….Pwede naman nilang palaguin at palakihin ang mga company nila dito sa Pilipinas diba.

            • Victin Luz says:

              Kung cheaper salaries ang ping uusapan ay matagal ng tinanggap ang ating mga kababayan na nagtratrabaho sa Baguio Processing Zone at sa IBA pang lugar ng Pilipinas na may TRADE ZONE .sa Bataan.

            • Martial Bonifacio says:

              Correct me if im wrong but thats one reason why Enrile and Belmonte is pushing for amending the constitution (cha-cha)?

              Para yung foreign companies will be encourage to invest in PH with assurance na sila mismo ang hahawak at mag manage ng pagpapatakbo ng kumpanya nila.

              Eto yata yung restrictions regarding foreign ownership:

              Article 2, Section 19 of the Constitution specifically states that the State develop a self-reliant and independent national economy effectively controlled by Filipinos. It devotes the entire Article 12 on national economy and patrimony where it listed down equity restrictions on foreign ownership from zero percent (mass media, services, and small-scale mining) to 25 percent (private recruitment and infrastructure development) to 30 percent (advertising) to 40 percent (public utilities, land ownership and mining). – from inquirer

              • Victin Luz says:

                @martial Bonifacio …. Tama mo po kayo dyan sir, at 40% share’s in Philippine Corporation , it was hard for them to manage a business they entered into .

                Hindi ho ba pweding while our constitution is not yet amended , they have to trust their Filipino partners and hire Filipino managers if ever US companies relocates here from China. Pwede po naman atang ganoon ang mangyari at ganoong sitwasyon, malaki ang maitutulong nila sa ating un-employed at economy ng ating bansa.

                Joint ventures in developing our natural resources especially areas being contested by China , but should be under Phil. Laws must also be taken into consideration BY USA and Philippines di po ba sir.

              • Martial Bonifacio says:

                @Victin Luz

                Dito papasok yung mga katagang parating binabanggit ng US na “they do not take sides regarding the dispute but they prefer it to be settled in a multi-lateral approach.”

                Remember hindi claimant ang US and it is currently strenthening its ties with the other asean claimants (malaysia, vietnam and brunei) plus taiwan, hindi pwedeng magpakita na may kinikilingan.

                Regarding naman sa partnership, i think most investors want or prefers to have the majority rights in a company so they can do what they want and manage the finance at their own discretion.

                One good example of your idea is the okada-gokongwei casino venture.

              • Victin Luz says:

                100% true ang sinabi mo@Martial, I agree with you. Thanks for sharing your analysis friend.

              • Martial Bonifacio says:

                @Victin Luz

                No problem and have a nice day :)

              • Rolly says:

                What Enrile proposed, is to give Congress the power to apportion the percentage a foreign capital can invest in a given business venture, as opposed to to the fixed 40/60 Constitutional restriction. Maganda sa tingin.

                Knowing how Congress works…one can imagine a scenario of feeding frenzy, shall become a regular occurence in our legislative assembly.

                Instead of attracting foreign investments, as what envisioned in the proposal, foreigners will be disheartened and eventually packed up.

    • baycas says:

      Just a day off from cberspace and so many happened…

      Well, SolGen failed to appear at the SC yesterday. The Palace summoned him because of this?

      On the UN front, we’ll see what will come of that. Baka magkaibang rules ang sa ‘Pinas at iba naman sa China. In short, impasse pa rin.

      • Martial Bonifacio says:

        Yes thats the reason why SC postponed the hearing on cybercrime law yesterday according to news.

        Lets say na hindi tanggapin ng china ang hamon ng pinas. Is it be possible that another solution to the dispute is to make a close-door deal with vietnam or other asean claimants at ihabla nila ang isat isa in a arbitration in UN?

        Since it only takes 2 countries so that the UN tribunal can make a decision regarding this dispute.

  29. ken says:

    The DOT ad is short and sweet. The goverment should already implement the new visa regulations contained in a press release dated March 2012. But ten months after the announcement, the new visa regulations have yet to be implemented. Bakit kaya?

    http://www.gov.ph/2012/03/21/visa-reforms-to-boost-phl-competitiveness-spur-arrivals/

    • leona says:

      “xxx granting of a 30-day visa-free stay to Chinese nationals travelling to the Philippines as part of a tour group handled by a Department of Tourism-accredited Philippine tour operator, and a 14-day visa-free stay for Indian nationals who have a valid American, Japan, Australian, Canadian, Shengen, Singapore, or United Kingdom visa. xxx”

      30 days and 14-day visa-free stay. Why not the same 30 days or more but the same? Less for American, Japan, Aussie, Canad, etc.? Why? These countries’ tourists have less money or what?

      Another queer traith of ‘Pinoys when it comes to ‘rules-making,’ MAGU-Lo!
      …messier. More FUN WHEN MESSIER ‘n ‘pinas! Simple but wants double-trebel mess.

  30. joedelacruise says:

    Good day, Ms Raissa.

    I would like to implore you, as the owner of this blog, to please review, and subsequently change, revise, or alter your comment/moderation policy, whose standards, I think, have now degenerated and sunk lower into accepting comments like No. 44, No. 45, No. 46, No. 47, and No. 51. Surely, they all fail in the following tests, among others: taste test (in very bad taste), civility and sensibility test (they are very offensive), image test (they portray Filipinos in very bad light), legality test (they advocate among others murder/ homicide, and HIV infection which is also murder, and inciting to commit any of them). As well, the invocation to perform unsanitary and outright revolting acts is also criminal.

    There is time enough for moderating – Just like everybody else, I too have to wait for two to three hours while my post is “awaiting moderation”.

    Thank you.

    • Victin Luz says:

      @Joe…….maybe wag na Lang tagalogin if it will sound ” bastos ” or offending to our SENSE of AUDIO…..ganoon ba ang gusto mo? …but I think it will be very hard for our HOST to screen WORDS of that nature…… He he napansin KO rin mga.

      • Victin Luz says:

        If the words in a comment are offending to our VISUAL sense and sense of AUDIO… mahirap to moderate if it was already forwarded@Joe…

      • leona says:

        “@joedelacruise”…as we have another “Joe…Joe America”…

      • pinay710 says:

        @sir victin luz, hindi po bastos ang mga salitang ginamit, PILIPINO salita po yung mga yun. mga taal na WIKANG ATIN. masakit sa pangbasa? eh kung yan ang wika natin TANGGAPIN NATIN. sabi nga TAYO AY HINDI KANO TAYO AY PILIPINO GAMITIN ANG ATIN KUNG TAYO AY NASA ATING BANSA. KUNG NASA IBANG BANSA GAMITIN ANG KANILANG WIKA KAHIT PAWARDI WARDI DAHIL HINDI TAYO TAGA BANSANG IYON. (hindi po ako sumisigaw)

        • Victin Luz says:

          @pinay…….. Tama ka po ma’am hindi po sya bastos , kaya lang po sa mga IBA kagaya ni @joedelacruise ay Hindi magandang pakinggan ang mga ibang letra na nakasulat sa @51ni parekoy…..paki bass Lang po. Ngayon , Hindi ho kaya mas maganda Kung interpret it in English ang IBA .. Kagaya ng puwet….. At IBA pa na nakasulat doon.

        • TAGA ILOG says:

          Tumpak. Bakit po ganun? kapag tinagalog na eh bastos na pakinggan? Hindi kaya ito bahagi ng “Colonial mentality’ nating mga Pinoy?

    • Baltazar says:

      @joedelacruise,
      Moderating each and every post will be a gigantic task especially for the size of CPM now. This will impose a very heavy load on raissa whom we know is a wife, a mother, and an employed journalist. In my humble opinion, I think the appeal should be directed to all the CPM ers and let each and everyone’s sensibility and maturity come into play.

    • Baltazar says:

      @joedelacruise:
      Dunno what happened to my previous post in reply to you …anyways…
      Moderating each and every post will be a gigantic job for Raissa taking into consideration the size of CPM now. It will be a very heavy load for her knowing that she , first and foremost, is a wife , a mother and an employed journalist. Believing that the ligitimate CPMers are mature and sensible individuals, in my humble opinion, the appeal should directed to each and everyone of us. . . . .
      ..Hello everyone…..HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

      With regards to the waiting for moderation status, I think there is an automatic system blocking if the post is containing links/ URL.

    • leona says:

      “Hawr Hawr Hawr!…Mariano Renato Pacifico” always said. qte ‘n un qte.

    • pinay710 says:

      @joedelacruise, sir sa aking palagay WALA naman masama sa mga ginamit na salita ng mga # binanggit mo. WIKA natin yun tanggapin natin. bakit mo iibahin at bakit mo naman pipigilin ang pagpapaliwanag sa ating WIKA? KARAPATAN ng may akda ang gusto nyang gamitin. yan ang KALAYAAN ng bawat isa sa atin. ang mga ginami na mga salita ay mga TAAL na WIKANG PILIPINO. HINDI HINANGO SA BANYAGANG SALITA. eh kung hindi matanggapng mambabasa ang nilalaman HUWAG BASAHIN. tulad ng mga komento ni mrp, tanggap mo ba ang mga komento nya kesa sa nasa mga # binaggit mo? sa aking palagay TUNAY NA MGA WIKANG PILIPINO ANG GINAMIN SA MGA NABANGGIT NA # TINUTUKOY MO.(hindi po ako sumisigaw binibigyan tuon ko lang ang mga salita ko, sorry, pero totoo po)

      • Parekoy says:

        @pinay710

        Tumpak Ka di-yan!

        Kung sa iba ay bastos dahil Tagalog, pwede rin nilang i-translate sa English kung don sila masaya. Pano kung yun lang ang nakakayan ko at gusto ko ring makilahok dito sa Plaza, kailangan na bang busalan? Gagawin na ba nating Club na ekslusibo ang site na ito na pawang yung marunong lang mag-Golf ang pwedeng sumali.

        Ano ba ang hangarin ng site na ito? Diversity ba ng Ideas? Kung ma gets mo ang mensahe eh Thank you, pag hindi di hindi saka ibasura mo. Wala namang pinipilit dito.

        Sino ba ang Lehitimo? Meron bang inisyu na ID? Kaninong boses lang ba ang pwedeng marinig?

        Yung bang :


        Maka Aquino
        Maka- LP
        Maka- Binay
        Maka- UNA
        Maka-Kritiko
        MAka-Kutya
        Maka-Sipsip
        Maka-Amerikano
        Maka-Pilipino
        Maka-Konyo
        Maka-Hirap
        Maka-Mayaman
        Maka-Subersibo
        Maka-Censor
        Maka-Liberal
        Maka-Progresibo
        Maka-Marcos
        Maka-Loyalista
        Maka-Coryista
        Maka-Gloria
        Maka-Erap
        Maka-Ramos
        Maka-Englisero
        Maka-XXX (yung mga legalese)
        Maka-Kata
        Maka-Hemingway
        Maka-Dead Poet Society
        Maka-Jologs
        Maka-Kabataan
        Maka-Ulyanin
        Maka-Konserbatibo
        Maka-Kanto
        Maka-Obispo
        Maka-Relihiyoso
        Maka-Laswa
        Maka-Ipokrito
        Maka-Sintu-Sinto
        etc.

        At
        Maka-Yabang

    • Parekoy says:

      @joedelacruise

      First of all, I thank you for having the time to read all the comments I made per your enumeration.

      Let us have a civil discussion on this.

      whose standards, I think, have now degenerated and sunk lower into accepting comments like No. 44, No. 45, No. 46, No. 47, and No. 51.

      Whose standards are we talking about? Yours?

      taste test (in very bad taste)

      Taste is relative. Kids don’t love the taste of some medicines, but some of them have the common sense they need to take it to get better.

      civility and sensibility test (they are very offensive)

      How many times have we tried civility? Did we see any progress using it? We tried it before, but was it effective? Am I guilty of offending your senses, or are you too sensitive to examine the message> Do you think those I labeled “Kurap na Pulitikos” are sensible enough to see the effect of their deeds from poverty, population explosion, diseases, unemployment, violence, to injustices to name a few?

      image test (they portray Filipinos in very bad light)

      Wake up please. Have you visited the slum areas, have you done any volunteering to help the destitutes of our society, have you break bread with them, have you shared their dirty cups and dishes, have you seen their generosity sharing their meager meals? We can portray realities. There is affluence in gated subdivisions, and there are slums. We don’t have a monopoly of this image, and why should we be hiding these things, just because it may offend your sensibilities? You have the choice to close your eyes, but we should not build Potemkin villages. Do you think we need to do that just to appease you civilized taste and concerned of your senses?

      legality test (they advocate among others murder/ homicide, and HIV infection which is also murder, and inciting to commit any of them).

      I don’t advocate murder, I advocate justice!

      Do you think those are statements of protest? Do you think the prescriptions I made will be taken seriously?

      What do the Kurap na Pulitikos think when they read this?

      Will they feel threatened?

      Will they be watchful of what they eat?

      Will they be paranoid that somebody might do harm to them?

      Will they reflect on what are the effects of their corrupt ways?

      Why do the people they were sworn to serve turn against them?

      Why do their subjects want payback?

      What are the available methods for them?

      The poor did try to vote but those whom they put in power even became more entrenched and wave the flag of High Standards of Civility and Sensibility. Did the corrupt dynasts give the poor sensible choices by fielding their kids and relatives and further continue their sadist ways of inflicting pain and sufferings?

      We are peddlers of ideas, and this Forum is a free market. You can examine what I am selling, if it is not to your taste then feel free to spit it out and ignore my pitch. I am sure not feel insulted by it.

      If you think the way I package my product is not to your liking and you think you can repackage it to be able to sell, feel free to innovate and I’ll be glad that someone spend the time to help make the message clearer.

      If you have any idea s or prescriptions at all on how to fight those Kurap na Pulitkos, feel free to share them with us and us be the judge to buy them. But for God’s sake do something!

      Note:I can go on and on to justify what I’ve written, I can romaticize them, I say those are symbolisms: “Riding in Tandems” are the Monsters that the “Corrupts” have created;The ” Pokpok Girl” as our country inflicted with deadly diseases by the Corrupt,etc. but sa Wikang Tagalog-Naniniwala ako na ang karamihan na Pilipino ay makukuha ang mensahe depende sa kanyang nakalakhan, kanyang karakter, at kanyang pagkatao at ano ang pananawa nya sa mundo.

      • pinay710 says:

        @parekoy. tama ka. bakit eh WIKANG PAMBANSA natin ang ginamit mo. anong mga test ba ang kailangn dito ngayon? kng kailangan ang mga salitang yan para magising ang mgatutulog tulog na PILIPINO ok lang. nasa PILIPINAS ka kaya dapat lang TAGALOG ang gamitin mo. maraming pangkaraniwang mamamayan ang bumabasa ng blog ni raiss at alan. bakit minamaliit ba ang wika natin? nasa PILIPINAS KA kaya dapat WIKANG PILIPINO ang gamitin mo.

        • moonie says:

          hello, pinay710, liked your comment, loved it too. maybe joedelacruise wants us to be like china. everything there is heavily censored. make everything appear likeable, yong hindi mabuti ay tinatago and kept under the radar, hindi pinapakita. we are not shamed of what we are, but when time comes for us to perform, we’ll rise to it. unti then, have a nice day. mabuhay.

          most of my comments here are done impromptu. you’ll see warts and all, incorrect syntax as well.

          joedelacruise, please feel the pulse of the filipinos. we are diversed lot. some of us may not be up to your standard and make many mistakes. but feel that we have as much freedom to express our own opinion as the next person. mabuhay ka rin, you have expressed your opinion.

    • clementejak says:

      @joedelacruise 54

      Ang sabi ni Gat Jose Rizal;

      “ang taong hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay higit pa sa mabaho at malansang isda”

      Just an advice, if the comments in tagalog words are NOT to your liking and offensive, just keep quiet. It is up to the blog owner to moderate comment/s.

      You don’t have authority to tell what the blog owner must do.

      • curveball says:

        @clemetejak,
        tama ka dyan. nasa may-ari ng lugar na ito ang pasya kung ano ang lebel ng salita, ideya, diskusyon o pagpapalitan ng opinyon. o kung hanggang saan nya papayagan ang mainit na usapan.
        tama din si @baltazar ng sabihin nya na tayo ay nasa tamang kaisipan na para malaman ang sapat, katamtaman, mainit, at kalabisan na sa makataong panlasa o standard ang ating mga sinasabi.

      • moonie says:

        hi, clementejak. I’ve read joedelacruise’s entry. I dont think he was telling raissa what she must do. he was more or less begging and imploring raissa like he was nearing the end of his tither. at napuno na yata. but I agree, it’s up to raissa kung pagbigyan siya. I’ve read somewhere that raissa herself has an editor who checks her articles.

        • Victin Luz says:

          @moonie,……I agree with your analysis, so as everybody here in the BLOG. Wala akong problema dyan sa mga posted comment ni @parekoy,…karapatan nya iyan and it was already posted here by the owner/host. Kanya kanyang style tayo dito ,like @MARIANITO de Falaypay he he na kahit anong gawin nyang comment sarado na sa akin kaisipan na sya ay malapit na kamag anak ni CORONA …..ganyan din siguro ang pang unawa ni @Joe sa mga comments ni @parekoy di poba. We are all entitled to our opinion and if attack ,…defend it ….iyan lang naman ang opinion KO dito.

        • moonie says:

          I think diversity work both ways. it’s not just for the likes of parekoy but also for joedelacruise. maybe, there ought to be signs that says readers ought to exercise discretion in reading parekoy’s comments 44,45,46,47 at 51 for their contents may offend. maybe a little courtesy is needed here, so readers are warned before hand. and will not smack bang into them. I understand some readers have delikadiza. I hope I have not offened anyone with this comment.

  31. Martial Bonifacio says:

    Add this 2 articles to my comment # 30 regarding a terrorist called NPA.

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/345001/1-dead-13-wounded-soldiers-in-davao-oriental-roadside-bombing

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/344993/suspected-npa-rebels-ransack-homes-of-3-soldiers-in-misamis-oriental

    Talaga yatang hinahamon ng NPA ang bagong liderato ng AFP. I hope Pnoy considers branding NPA as a terrorist since they move and act as one. Only terrorist uses IED’s.

    Kung pwede lang gawing void lahat ng kasunduan sa hague since hindi naman sinusunod ng NPA.

    Samantalang naka bibingi na naman ang silence ng Commission on Human Rights.

  32. raissa says:

    I’ll soon be posting something on Enrile.

    I just needed to finish a story for SCMP and have to go buy medicine for my son.

    • roberto villaflores says:

      Sa wakas. The real article will be published. Ano po ba ang sikreto ni JPE at hindi magiba giba sya.

  33. Parekoy says:

    Gusto Mong Makabawi Sa Kurap na Pulitiko? -2013 Edition

    Strategy #1-Makipagkamay sa Pulitiko! Hagurin ang mukha at sabihing sya ay Gwapo o pag babae sya ay Napakaganda!

    Bago Kamayan ang kandidato-Kapag nakita sa lugar nyo at naglilibot para bilhin ang inyong boto, pumili ng pwedeng gawin:

    1. Daling ipasok ang kamay sa inyong pwetan, maghanap ng Burnik*masisimot sa dulo ng daliri, ilabas ang kamay.

    2. Kung may TB ka, hagurin ang iyong lalamunan, huminga ng malalim, pililiting higupin ang Plema na walang ingay, ilagay ang kamay sa labi, idura.

    3. Kung yung kalong mong anak ay may Kurikong o Galis, iabot sa Pulitiko para kamo magpa photo. Kitkitin ang KUKURIKAPU** sa laylay mong suso, gawing hand lotion.

    4. Kung meron kang FLU o may nakakahawang sakit tulad ng Ketong, kahit nilalagnat bumangon para batiin ang Pulitiko.

    5. Kung sya ay EPAL-dagling ipasok ang kamay sa salawal at kudkurin ang KUPAL

    Makipagkamay sa Pulitiko! Hagurin ang mukha at sabihing sya ay Gwapo o pag babae sya ay Napakaganda!

    *BURNIK- taeng sumabit sa buhok sa pwet. madalas nararanasan ng mga taong nagti-tissue lamang pagkatapos tumae.

    **KUKURIKAPU- libag sa ilalim ng boobs. Madalas na namumuo dahil sa labis na baby powder na inilalagay sa katawan. Maaari ding mamuo kung hindi talaga naliligo o naghihilod ang isang babae. ang KUKURIKAPU ay mas madalas mamuo sa mga babaeng malalaki o laylay ang joga.

    (Mga makabayang readers, pwede nyo itong Sottohin (kopyahin), ipadala sa mga kakilala sa email, o ilagay at i-share sa FB at kung may idadagdag pa kayong malikhaing ideya share lang)- Ginawa ko na ang iba dyan, subukan nyo. Syet! You will feel good!

    • moonie says:

      parekoy, please know na hindi lang ang mga babae ang may mga boobs ngayon. I have heard of men having manboobs. gynecomastia yata and tawag nyan. I have also heard of men having breast cancer. rare but true.

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