President Cory (Tita Cory to those closest to her) has become an icon of history to the majority of Filipinos born after the assassination of Senator Ninoy Aquino on Aug. 21, 1983, and the People Power Revolution in late February 1986. These events, now recounted in our history books, still burn in the minds and hearts of those who were around at the time, but are mere historical references to those who were not.
The simplest way to create more jobs is to allow small business and entrepreneurs to spend less time and money on lawyers and accountants and redirect that intellectual and financial capital to the core competencies of their business.
It’s very clever of Gibo to compare the running of a country to the flying of an aircraft… complete with props! It was very impressive seeing him with a 747 on the background and his name plastered on its body.
There’s just one thing that niggles me about this… I read somewhere that he’s a commercial pilot rated for a Lear Jet 31. As far as I know, you’d have to be rated for the particular aircraft in order to fly it and there’s nothing in his published information that says he’s rated for Boeing 747.
Perhaps Mr. Teodoro does have a rating for this jumbo aircraft—- I’m just curious why he doesn’t hype on it in his resume. Could it be that Mr. Teodoro is trying to deceive us? Maybe he thinks nobody is smart enough to catch him in the lie? The Lear Jet seems to be a nice enough plane—-just a 10-seater, though. I guess it wouldn’t look as grand as the 747.
“That’s the whole trouble. You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful, because there isn’t any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write “Fuck you” right under your nose. Try it sometime. I think, even, if I ever die, and they stick me in a cemetery, and I have a tombstone and all, it’ll say “Holden Caulfield” on it, and then what year I was born and what year I died, and then right under that it’ll say “Fuck you.” I’m positive, in fact.”—Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Villar Deserves a P6.22B-Monument Bigger Than Ninoy's
Villar has this nasty habit of not owning up to anything but appropriating anything beneficial onto himself. So, Villar quotes & adopts Joker’s drawing a parallel between Villar’s refusal to face the Senate and Ninoy’s refusal to face the Military Tribunal.
Joker’s analogy is so gross it can only be a Joke. Villar’s adoption of the idea is so demented as to be dismissible as the rantings of a delusional lunatic.
NINOY was tried for speaking the truth; VILLAR is being tried for hiding it.
NINOY never was party to the tribunal that tried him; VILLAR was elected to and is a member of the same body he now evades.
NINOY faced his accusers; VILLAR cowers & hides.
NINOY spoke plainly; VILLAR speaks with a forked tongue.
NINOY was shot; VILLAR ought to be.
Should Villar ever find his self and turn, I would then suggest that the P6.22B he ought to return be used to build a monument befitting his approximation of heroism. P6.22B should be more than enough for all the cement to pour all over him.
Hopefully, that would be enough for us to keep him off everything else.
“MANILA, Philippines—Presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro Wednesday offered no apologies for abandoning the reproductive health bill, and even proposed granting cash incentives poor families practicing natural birth control methods.”—
In 2007, a state appeals court in Florida upheld charges of “directing or promoting a photograph featuring the sexual conduct of a child” and possession of child pornography charges against a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl for forwarding explicit photos of themselves having sex from her computer to his email address. The sex wasn’t illegal. But the photos were. Incredibly, Judge James Wolf wrote in the majority opinion that “Mere production of these videos or pictures may…result in psychological trauma to the teenagers involved. Further, if these pictures are ultimately released, future damage may be done to these minors’ careers or personal lives.”
The message to minors: These photos can ruin your lives, kids. And just to prove it, we’re going to ruin your lives.
Fr. Castro said in effect that plunder and all of those corrupt acts are an offshoot of the lack of respect for the family and therefore not as bad in the heirarchy of catholic morality as family planning which is as he says, anti-family. Flabbergasted, I asked if they were saying it was alright to vote for a crook as long as he doesn’t advocate modern family planning. His roundabout answer,—as I understand it is …in so many words–yes.
Everyone who runs for office has benefactors. Also, officials who aren’t performing are the ones who aren’t corrupt. If you look at the congressmen who are close to GMA, their districts are the ones that prosper from the economic development. That is why the anti-GMA sentiment is always only in Metro Manila. Visayas and Mindanao aren’t anti-GMA because she brought prosperity. Negros and Panay got new airports. There was lots of roads being built and the RORO. All this couldn’t have been possible if they weren’t paying some benefactors.
Now I don’t care if Gibo will repay his benefactors. He will bring development and prosperity to the rest of the country in the same way GMA did. That is why Visayas and Mindanao love him and will deliver the vote he needs to win the presidency - paid or not. Last time I checked, it was 500 pesos per vote in either Visayas or Mindanao. The people outside Manila are not blind to this, it’s real and it’s happening that’s why we still support Gibo!
Furthermore, modern society has modern forms of corruption. If you look at the US, they have tons of money being funneled into lobbying efforts and funding of different research orgs to sway public opinion. Look at what happened to the climate change data being manipulated for economic gains. All this is a form of corruption. Even Obama pays an economist to talk and to sway the healthcare bill his way without disclosing that that economist is being paid. Look at Korea and Japan, they have built huge industries because of the extremely corrupt link between the chaebols and keiretsus to the government. Heck, Samsung chairman was pardoned twice for crying out loud!
Bottomline for me, prosperity and development will come at the expense of corruption - be it straightforward or not.
But even granting that politics, as claimed by the Villar supporters, is behind this resolution to censure Villar, the fact is that there is that resolution, supported by evidence and up for senatorial judgment, that Villar and his camp want to kill, knowing that this could prove damaging to the campaign of Villar.
Why so, when the supporters of Villar, who claim to believe in his non-involvement in the C-5 road extension controversy, can and should debate on this issue and disprove the charges raised against Villar in the censure resolution?
If they have proof that Villar is squeaky clean and not guilty of unethical conduct and making the people suffer a loss of some P6 billion while enriching himself and his companies at the expense of the Filipino people, then disprove these charges, not kill the resolution.
But perhaps they can’t disprove these charges, which is why they fall back on claims of this censure resolution being all about bringing down Villar’s survey ratings.
And by trying to kill it, Villar may just have proved that he doesn’t have what it takes to be a president who will do right by the country and the people.
“‘Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” says Steve Jobs, Apple’s C.E.O. ”People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”—
and my phone rings and I hurriedly and embarrassedly pull off my earphones and check my phone and see that Annoying Former Co-Worker I Ran Into Some Saturdays Ago was calling. He ends the call as soon as I flipped my phone open.
What the fuck is up with people who do this? Ay, nagpapa-ring lang. If someone doesn’t reply to your texts, it’s because they don’t want to reply to your texts. Stop being stupid.
So he texts: Wer u? Me: Busy. Annoying FormerCo-Worker I Ran Into Some Saturdays Ago: r u at work? do u want me to pick u up aftr ur wrk? Me: Now why would I want that? Annoying Former Co-Worker I Ran Into Some Saturdays Ago: pls dnt get me wrong this is just an offer so that we can have time to chit chat aftr ur work :) Me: No thanks!
If @thegreatest ever breaks up with me, I swear to god I am going to hunt him down and carve his heart out not because he broke mine but because by rendering me single, I would be forced to immerse myself in Manila’s dating pool and deal with cocky and mediocre dumbasses like this d00d.