For his humor column this week, Alan decided to take a closer look at crime-busting:
Task Force Martilyo, On the Job
Hot Manila – by Alan Robles
Last week, hammer-wielding crooks smashed the glass cases of a jewelry shop inside a Manila mall and escaped with the contents. Stung into action, our police announced their dramatic initiative for catching the bad guys: go to hardware stores and investigate all customers who are buying hammers. And also heavy wrenches — because, you know, they can also, uhm, shatter display stands?
We can guess the police immediately formed elite investigation groups, probably called “Task Force Martilyo” and “Task Force Liyabe.” Who knows, just to be on the thorough side, they might even also have set up a “Task Force Medyo Malaking Bato.”
Let’s imagine how this well-coordinated operation must be going:
Inside a hardware store
Policeman: Excuse me sir, yang bang binili ninyo ay martilyo?
Customer: Ay, hindi po ser, acetylene blowtorch lang, para sa bank vault.
Policeman: Ah, okey
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If you are up to it, counting the sorties of campaigns,this it it ! ‘LIFE WILL BE BETTER’ says VP Binay – in Cebu
“If Cebu needs us, we are here. We will not leave Cebu. That is not in our vocabulary. With the UNA nobody gets left behind. With UNA, life will get better,” he said.”
Whose life? People’s? How? With your types of candidates? It’s the ‘blackest’ line up of worst candidates as far as I know. The much better choice would be some LPs and Independents.
May the spirit of Lolong be with you una no!
With my black eyes I see ‘3 Black Kings’. And black candidates. Who are the Kings? –
“CEBU CITY—Senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Tuesday began taking the “beautiful road,” or “daang maganda.”
Kicking off its campaign in vote-rich Cebu, UNA started paving its own road as it contests the “pretenders” tag from the ruling Team PNoy coalition.
UNA executives earlier said the alliance was forging a “daang maganda,” leading to better lives for the people, to counter Team PNoy’s “daang matuwid,” although they insisted they were not President Aquino’s enemy.
In a festive party at Cebu City’s Plaza Independencia, UNA brought its own political clout with its so-called three kings—Vice President Jejomar Binay, former President Joseph Estrada and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. ”
There we are or there they are…the black Kings! Binay, Erap and JPE! Sa Chess game, their opponent is the White…
‘Daan Maganda’…daw una no says. So to speak…says one here, familiar words.
‘Daan” is PNoy. ‘Maganda’ is 3 Kings’. So to speak again. In Chess game, the Black keeps following the ‘moves’ of the White, a style of the game. So? what else is the new of the Black? Nuts! So to speak again.
This, I think shows one of the fundamental flaws in our government. Their campaign slogan “DAANG MAGANDA” as an alternative to the “DAANG MATUWID” shows that what they value. In this case, they value “MAGANDA” over “MATUWID”. Very telling. Until when will we stand for this, I wonder?
UNA’s daang maganda is going to be puno ng palamuti at ubod ng pera, mga big spenders sila. si enrile namigay ng 1.6 million sa mga senadores with the exception of miriam, trillanes at the cayetanos. is erap ay nakakahirap. once namigay siya ng pera sa mga taga tondo. people in tondo ought not to be so thankful, dahil, sa palagay ko’y babawiin ni erap ang expenses na ito at baka i-charged pa sa pondo ng kaban ng bayan once he got elected as mayor of manila. si binay, expensive ang taste niyan. the coconut palace where he is officiating is more maganda than malakanyang. daang maganda – and we know where that leads to.
Sabagay, ‘maganda ang maitim’ sabi ni una no.
Sa gabi, ‘di natin makita ang maitim!
Araw at gabi, nakikita natin ang MATUID!
Mga botante…alin ang gusto ninyo? +Daang Maganda na Itim …’o
Pag pinili mo ang + = maitim ang isip mo!
Pili-in mo ang * = matuid ang isip mo.
UNA’s daang maganda is going to be full of palamuti, ubod ng pera, panay mga big spenders sila. si enrile ay namigay ng 1.6 million sa mga senadores with the exception of miriam, trillanes at the cayetanos. si erap ay nakakahirap. once namigay siya ng pera sa mga taga-tondo. the people of tondo ought not to be so thankful. sa palagay koy babawiin ni erap ang expenses na ito once he got elected as mayor of manila, baka i-charged pa niya ito sa pondo intended sa taumbayan. expensive din and taste ni binay. the coconut palace where he is officiating is more maganda at spacios kaysa malakanyang. daang maganda, and we know where that leads to. sa impyerno of course.
sorry po. na-duplicate and entry ko. I’ve pressed ‘submit’ twice. my mouse is jumpy.
Senatorial bets dish out promises, vow to improve people’s welfare!
There we are or there they are, PROMISES! Vows!
Do Not Swallow all these. Check farther and deeper…Why & Who should be VOTED for.
Only the NAIVES and FECKLESS gets enticed to promises and vows of candidates, young and old. And the Vote-Sellers too!
Propagators of walang DAAN Matuid! Lahat lang daan maganda sa kanila.
jorge bernas says
Sana namigay din ang isang Hari nang million pesos sa mga taga CEBU para makatulong tulad nang ginawa niya noon dec. sa mga senador na binigyan niya nang 1.6 million each of the 19 senators dahil mas kailangan nang taga CEBU ang perang ganito, diba???? Ang mga kagaya niyang senador ay may Pera na bakit yong pa binigyan niya nang PERA saka dapat doon sa mga sinalanta ni bagyong Pablo dahil sila doon ang mas NANGANGAILANGAN NANG TULONG…
I’m thinking a nice criteria for choosing candidates:
1) How much they spent on advertising – the smaller the better
2) How many relatives they have in elected positions – the fewer the better
3) How long have they been in elected positions – the shorter the better
There should be more but I think these are the most important.
You’re on the right track. Another important criteria is a candidate’s PAST, PRESENT and potential FUTURE…
Past = corrupt!
Present = still corrupt!
Future potential = surely will still be corrupt!
How do we get to know? Know the candidates PERFORMANCE. Record of actions in public office or in private life. Excellent Good Bad
Iboto ang EG
Laglag ang B.
Para Tayo sa Daan Matuid !
You’re right, I agree. Historical analysis is also key. Let us not let them bamboozle us any longer.
this daang matuwid versus daang maganda reminded me of dante aligherie’s masterpiece,the divine comedy. dante wrote about roads o daan. yong papunta sa heaven is narrow and straight, yong papunta sa impyerno is wide at maganda. yay!
jorge bernas says
@ leona & idde,
Tama kayo leona & idde, idagdag kolang na sana yong kandidatong MAPILI AT MAHALAL ay hindi iniindorso nang taga simbahan o ninumang politikong walang nagawa sa bayan para hindi maging laruan de SOSI, at nang hindi kayang diktahan nang mga sakim sa lipunan?
SAKA, Dapat piliin @ ihalal ay iyong kandidatong Maka DIYOS, Maka TAO at handang maglingkod nang TOTOO katulad ni ROBREDO…..
warning: “NO TO VOTE BUYING”
Pope Benedict XVI have chosen to resign voluntarily before his health makes him incapable of performing perform his duties as the leader of the world’s1.1 billion Catholics. For this unselfish act, he has the people’s admiration.
Sad to say, we have senators who are incapable of performing their duties as leaders of our country who refuse to resign their position in spite of the people’s demand for their resignation. Kapit-tuko, so to speak. (Does the phase “SO TO speak” sound familiar?)
By the way, here is a breaking news – the real cause of Lolong’s death!
It now appears that Lolong died of cardiac arrest due to severe stress. Lolong refused to eat, could not sleep, and showed signs of severe agitation ever since some people start comparing some senators to Lolong’s kind. Apparently, Lolong strongly resented the comparison and he died a broken-hearted crocodile.
A big sad face for the first part of your comment. So true. :(
But a big happy face to the last half of your comment. Also so true! Haha! :))
@idde, latest I heard is that a few of our senators shed some crocodile tears upon hearing of Lolong’s death.
Do you think we can justify poaching our kind of “crocodiles”? :)
Martial Bonifacio says
Let me try to answer UNA’s hypocrisy during the proclamation of candidacy in cebu.
1. Binay said: “Hindi dapat puro papuri… Dapat hindi lang reporma. Dapat mapaganda ang buhay. Ako ay naniniwala na ang UNA, mapapaganda ang inyong buhay,”
Comparing how Pnoy vs Binay management skills is very easy. When Pnoy was elected as president of the PH his first order was “truth commission” to root out corruption.
When Binay was elected as the VP his first order was for himself. He ordered to fix the coconut palace. While our president was contemplating to live in “time street” instead of malacanang.
That action alone speaks the contrast in management skills of both Pnoy and Binay. I believe also that her daughter nancy is following the VP’s footsteps (self-serving).
When Nancy Binay was 1st interviewed she was reacting in support of Gwen Garcia of cebu who bought the balili property worth millions while 80% of it is submerged underwater.
Her 1st interview: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/12/24/12/una-lp-set-showdown-over-cebu-governor
2. Enrile said: “Aanhin mo ang daang matuwid kung masikip? Aanhin mo ang daang matuwid kung maraming mandarambong? Aanhin mo ang daang matuwid kung marami ang nagpapanggap na malinis?”
“Gusto nila talian ang ilong ng Senado na parang isang kalabaw na puwedeng hilahin ng kung sino man ang nasa kapangyarihan,”
Ilang taon na ba si enrile sa pwesto? Ilang taon na siyang na halal from executive to legislative. Sinabi niya ang salitang “mandarambong” ngunit naisip niya kaya na sa partido nila may isang convicted na plunderer (erap) at ngayon ay patuloy pa din ang pagsuporta ng UNA kay gwen garcia?
Talian ang senado? Kitang kita naman sa congress at sa senate na kahit LP members ay nakakaboto ng naaayon sa gusto nila. Isang example dito ay during the passage of RH bill. Ilang LP ang hindi bumoto pabor dito kahit yun ang posisyon ng presidente.
Sa senate naman naalala ba ni enrile yung ginawa ni recto (LP) during the sintax debate?
Full of sense..BULL’S EYE!
jorge bernas says
Mapakaganda nang paglalahad mo nang kaibahan ni Pnoy sa mga taga UNA lalo na kay Binay, Estrada at Enrile? Presidente nagtitiyaga sa sariling bahay para makatipid/makaipon ang pamahalaan samantalang si vice pres. gumastos nang milliones at pinaganda ang coconut mansion, nagpapakasaya at nagpapakasarap sa coconut mansion kong ako si Pnoy tinanggal ko ang ganyan klasing tauhan…
Ngayon ako naniniwala sa pamamalakad ni Pnoy sa kanyang daang matuwid na pangako… Salamat Pnoy at unti unti na nating marating ang inaasam pagbabago….
@Jorge, kay martial yun.. ;-)
jorge bernas says
Tama ka Baltazar at salamat, I’m sorry Marcial Bonifacio para talaga sa iyo yong comment ko, mahirap na talaga itong nagkakaroon nang aged syndromes…
The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI … Is it health or politics or both?
world.time.com.the resignation -of-Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI announcement that he will step down at the end of the month is stunning but not surprising for a man who experience running a critical sector of the Vatican hierarchy while his predecessor John Paul III lingered in extremis as absolute ruler of a spiritual empire of a billion living souls. The last years of John Paul III, still much admired since his death April 2, 2005, were excruciating for the Curia as the organization’s chief decision maker slowly but publicly withered away in the throes of what was believed to be Parkinson’s Disease. Many of Benedict’s pronouncement over the last eight years or so including a few made while he was yet Cardinal Ratzinger- have led observers to believe he was considering resignation, rather than allowing the Catholic Church to go through the ordeal again.
Unless Pope Benedict XVI’s health deteriorates rapidl,y he cited it as his reason for stepping down at the end of February, he too will see the election of his successor and that is likely to do more than extend the Petrine tradition: Benedict XVI may have influence over – though not vote- who the next Pontiff will be, furthering the chances of candidates who will continue his policies. If so, this resignation would not just have been for health reasons but will have, if not historic, political implications.
Source: Gordon Rayner. Chief Reporter
Daily Telegraph February 12, 1013
In recent months, the Pope has become increasingly frail, needing a wheeled platform to move around St Peter’s basilica, because of reported osteoarthritis. His reference to his “mind” no longer being strong enough also led to speculation that the Pope may feel his mental faculties are waning.
For eight years Benedict XVI had been the most conservatives of popes, refusing to budge on issues such as abortion, birth control and homosexuality.
So our CBCP follows Pope Benedict XVI policies on abortion and birth control that is paving the way for inreased population especially among the poor people who continually give birth but having no means to support their children. Our churches protect life but let them suffer severe starvation, no decent clothing, no proper education, no proper roof over their head. To let these people suffer from extreme poverty is not life at all.
jorge bernas says
Tama ka letlet, Baliwala sa taga C.B.C.P. ang kawawang mahirap na MAMAMAYAN basta ba TULOY lang ang KITA/ABULOY sa kanila…Kong gusto nilang makatulong ay ipamigay nila ang Perang sobra sobra na sa kanila at huwag na himngi nang para sa pansariling kaginhawaan lamang….SHARING IS A MUST… ito ang dapat nilang ipakitang NAPAKAGANDANG HALIMBAWA….
sad, sa opinion ko lang po, santo papa probably realized he is human after all, prone to human frailties, despite being infallible. he is well traveled, and must have been disheartened to know that things are not going well for him, and for the church. world problems are noticeably getting worse, and the church cannot seem to offer good and lasting solutions. mukha yatang pinalala pa nila, and their stance caused more divisions and rift among the faithful. vatican most likely need new direction if only they know which direction to go, and how to go about it. prayer seems to be the church’s only comfort zone and it does not seem to be helping. there must be men (women are not allowed in the heirarchy) with vision in the catholic church, but deep seated tradition is against them.
Filipinos loving to have Cardinal Tagle become pope. Mexico wants a Mexican pope. All countries wants their own pope. Why not close down Vatican and let every country have their own POPE!
Pres. Putin bans all Russian officials from having foreign accounts in banks. –
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has submitted a bill that would ban Russian Cabinet members and other senior officials from having foreign bank accounts and owning foreign stock, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
The proposal also applies to the officials’ wives and underage children.
The Kremlin said that the measure is aimed at “ensuring national security, establishing order in lobbyist activities, increasing investment in the national economy and raising efficiency of anti-corruption efforts.”
Putin first mentioned the move in his state-of-the nation address in December, casting it as part of efforts to make officials accountable to the public. “How can you trust an official or a politician who rants about Russia’s benefit but tries to keep his money abroad?” he said in the speech.
Can Pres. Aquino do the same here, to put more trust on our officials or politicians keeping their stolen dollars, etc., in banks to prepare themselves living abroad? Sana, we can have a similar Russian law, a good one by bloodie Putin.
yes! and I hope putin himself lead by example. that he has not foreign accounts too.
Victin Luz says
@mam Leona, …. Napakagandang paraan nyan maam in addition to the conpulsary filing of SALN and sana also the approval of FOI Bill . Mahirap ka nang magnakaw nyan dahil mahirap itago at with AMLA pa pala. Lagot sila na nasa gobyerno hannggang SENADO .
Mama sa karinderya…tinanong ang ale mula sa palengke:
si lolong walang staff, driver, bodyguard, katulong, walang nalolokong botante, walang kahoy na pag aari, hindi marunong kumopya at hindi marunong umarte.
Martial Bonifacio says
Yung iba ay nasa senado at congress, yung iba ay nagpapanggap at nakaupo sa wheelchair.
Samantalang si lolong ay nahuli at namatay sa kulungan :)
chit navarro says
ang kabahan ni Lolong sa karamihan ng mga buwaya sa Pilipinas?
1. Si Lolong hindi kailangan ng damit
Ang mga ibang buwaya, and suto nila’s mga mamahaling brand pa.
2. Si Lolong ang bunganga lang niya ang gamit sa pagkain
Ang mga ibabg buwaya, 2 paa, 2 kamay at libong galamay para mas malaki ang hinahakot at kinakain.
3. Si Lolong marunong siyang mamatay…. may tuldok na ang buhay.
Ang mga ibang buwaya, kahit na mamatay na, nakapuwesto na ang kanilang kapalit na kapamilya.
Ang sagot ng ale mula sa palengke:
Rice smuggling by syndicates amounting to billions of pesos, is it a capital crime with life imprisonment? NFA officials or former officials involved under PNoy Adm, only ‘investigated’ but NO ARRESTS made! – too many investigations and recommendations –
MANILA, Philippines – Four Senate committees have recommended the filing of charges against officials of the National Food Authority, including Chairman Angelito Banayo, and officials of the Subic Bay and Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for the botched smuggling of 420,000 50-kilogram sacks of Indian white rice at the free port April last year.
“The Senate has recommended the filing of charges for violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act against Banayo, his former chief of staff, lawyer Gilbert Lauengco; assistant administrator Atty. Jose Cordero, of the grains marketing and operations department and chairman of the bids and awards committee; Serafin Manalili, provincial manager of the NFA’s Bulacan provincial office; Yolanda Navarro, NFA Albay; and members of the special bids and awards committee — Celia Tan (vice-chairman); Judy Carol Dansal (member) and Carlito Go (member).”
Why outright no ARRESTS and charges filed with recom of NO BAIL allowed? This is a sorry plight of our judicial system….many illegally profit FIRST before being hurled into jail cells and facing legal music in our courts!
Lawmakers: please change the law here on this matter for more effective protections against RICE CARTELS.
vander anievas says
tingin ko kahit anong klaseng batas ang mailabas sa ating bansa ay walang kahihinatnan.
ang ating mga tagapag-patupad ay sablay.
ang ating mga prosecutor ay nakikiramdam lang. nagpapatianod. hindi siguro lahat, pero karamihan sa kanila.
ang mga taga-defense naman ay hindi lang matatalino, creative din. nagagawan nilang paikutan ang batas o paikut-ikutin ang batas upang maging perpetual na trip to jerusalem lang at ang mga players ay may kanya-kanyang upuan. lalamig ang isyu, daraan ang araw, buwan, taon, dekada, presto. limot na ni juan tanga, hindi tamad, take note.
tingnan natin ang marami nating ahensya, iba’t ibang isyu ang naglulutangan.
tayong mga mahihirap na mamamayan ay walang magawa. heto, magbasa ng blog ni ms. raissa. minsan matuwa sa binabasa, minsan malungkot, madalas ma-highblood, at ang huling maiambag sa pilipinas kong sawi at duhagi ay ang mag-comment upang mailabas ang pighati at galit sa mga taong binigyan ng tiwala upang maging kinatawan at boses para sa minimithing pag-unlad ng inang bayan.
darating ang halalan, magpapa-uto, boboto na naman. iboto o hindi, lalabas ang mga imbi. may TIPOS machine o wala, kaya nilang ipanalo ang sarili nila.
expert na sila. matagal na sila sa ganyang propesyon. kumbaga, mga dalubhasa na sila.
mas mabuti pa ay alisin na lang sa gobyerno natin ang mga mambabatas. hindi para sa kapakinabangan ng marami ang mga kinatha nilang butas-butas na batas…
No blessings for pro-RH law candidates, says many Bishops =
Some Catholic bishops have advised pro-reproductive health (RH) law candidates thinking of seeking their “blessings” as they begin their election campaigns Tuesday to “forget it.”
“On the eve of the start of the 90-day campaign period for national positions, at least four prelates said they were not keen on laying their hands on candidates who supported the RH law should they ask for their blessing.
“I will not meet with them but I am not saying they won’t be welcome,” Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles told reporters.
“No, let them stay away from us,” said Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes in a separate interview. Baguio Bishop Carlito Cenzon expressed the same sentiment. ”
Ang daming kahoy-beliefs itong mga obispos! Na baptize na yun mga candidates,bakit may blessings kailangan pa?
Rather a candidates should approach one Bishop, “Eminence, please REMOVE the ill effects of MY BAPTISM as I really FEEL SICK with it. Can you do it please?”
The candidate might really get it.
jorge bernas says
Ako ang nahihiya sa mga inaasal nang mga akala mo mabuting bishop na ito, dami rin kalokohan pinaggagawa nang mga ito at saka hindi magandang halimbawa na silang mga PARI at OBISPO kasama ang C.B.C.P. ang magtanim nang galit at gumanti sa mga hindi sang ayon sa gusto nang mga ito na huwag ipasa ang R.H. Bill? Malaki ang maitutulong nitong BATAS sa mamamayan bakit ayaw nang mga ito? Ipinaliliwanag lang naman sa mga mamamayan ang kahalagahan nang Family Planning dahil napakahirap nang may maraming mga anak lalo na kong walang magandang trabaho ang mag asawa at kong hindi sapat ang kinikita nang mag asawa? …sinasabi sa BIBLIYA? Kapag binato ka nang Bato ay batuhin mo nang TINAPAY pero ano itong ginagawa/ganti nang mga OBISPO? NAkAKAHIYA LALO NA AT NAGTATANIM SILA NANG GALIT AT GUMAGANTI….
BAWAL ITONG GINAGAWA NINYO SUVISPO ESTE OBISPO PALA???
The attacks starts today…mud slingings, lyings, asking,promisings, as the UNA No says –
“Habang tinatahak ang daang matuwid, marami ang nagtatanong, bakit ganun pa rin ang buhay? Bakit dumarami ang mga walang trabaho? Bakit patuloy ang pagtaas ng presyo (While treading the righteous path, many are asking, why is life like this. Why is there growing unemployment. Why do prices continue to rise)?” the ad asks.
What’s needed is good governance and, taking a cue from Binay’s successful campaign slogan in 2010, it ends: “Sa UNA, gaganda ang buhay (At UNA, life will be better).”
by UNA No.
But he does not clearly prresents the answers too! ‘Why is our life still the same’ first attack. Answer: Dami kayong mga corrupt.
‘Why many are still looking for work?’ Answer: Daming kayong mga corrupt!
‘Why are prices still going up?’ Answer: Daming kayong mga corrupt!
The attack comments are repeated for no use! Simple ang sagot: MARAMI KAMING CORRUPT!
That is why the attack comments are asked. Yung lang? People knows all these questions, so why repeat them for them?
Una No are only good like this. These questions will be repeated by their line up candidates until May 12 in all TVs, Radios, Ad, atbpa!
WEAK platform! Asking questions NO SOLUTIONS given!
No Political Dynasty! Stop Corruption! NO VOTE una. NO!
To get a deeper view of the Pope’s resignation, suggest you read this blog –
– Shining a light on the Church’s dark secrets
– Defrocked Pinoy priest ordered extradited to US for sex abuse raps
– Philippine Priest Facing Scrutiny Over Ivory and Abuse
– “Black-collar crime” Here are some Catholic priests and religious brothers in Australian cases, researched by Broken Rites
– The Priest That Preyed
– Mahony defends legacy on church abuse in blog
– Vatican official thanks media for uncovering Church abuse
– Tony Abbott supports royal commission into child sex abuse
– Gillard launches royal commission into child abuse
– Paolo Gabriele: Pope’s Butler Convicted; Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison
– Ex-papal butler convicted, sentenced to 18 months
He’s being honest with himself and to the people he leads. His mind and heart may be willing, but alas, the body does not! He’s very respectable that he knew what he could not do anymore, and that rather than hold on to the title while letting his staff do the actual job and responsibilities he ought to be doing, he had chosen to leave. This pope had brought back integrity to the Catholic church by his unselfishness, and he will be remembered for that in ages to come.
I am a Muslim, and before that, I was an INC member. Opposing faiths, but I admired Pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI though, is a league of his own – I did not admire him as I did his predecessor, but now I am in awe of him – that during these troubles times, someone who holds so much power and authority is willing to give way for others to lead.
– Ratzinger was behind great Catholic cover-up
– The alternate view: A courageous pontiff
Here is the reason why Pope Benedict the XVI is resigning –
“The 85-year-old pope said he had noticed that his strength had deteriorated over recent months “to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me”.
He said “his strength had deteriorated.” Physical siguro. We don’t know if spiritual.
He said “to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity.” He’s an honest Sheperd of the Flock.
How many in our government are not like the Pope who do not want to resign?
How many in our government cannot adequately fulfill the tasks entrusted to them?
How many will resign? ….none. Kakaunti lang ang above 80 years old subalit marami ang parang 100 years old…walang magawa maganda sa BAYAN.
Sakim na Palitan Na! Di Pa Sakim Wag Na!
Pope Benedict just proved that he is not a typical Filipino politician’s trade mark: “KAPIT TUKO SA PUWESTO.” I do wish and hopes that his honorable act will serves as a good example to some “TUOD NA” gid pero ubod pa rin ng takaw sa puwesto. Ahhh bad grass, bad politicians are very hard to die!
READ YE! READ YE!!!
Pope Benedict to resign on 28 February: Vatican spokesman
The news broke through an Italian news agency this morning.
A VATICAN SPOKESMAN has said Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of this month.
The Italian news agency Ansa reported the surprise decision this morning.
On a different but ultimately similar note:
Yun bang budget para sa opisina ni Lolong ay malalagay din sa “savings” ng kongreso para sa year-end MOOE partehan?
…dapat i-BUROL si cong. LOLONG sa congresso, lower at upper houses!
…and fly the flag at half mast to symbolize mourning for a lost member of their likes. (No pun intended to PH flag)
Isang ale sa palengke:
“The good die young” applies to the same species. Lolong was short of 20-30 years sa expected life span.
They should have fed Lolong pork instead of chicken feed when he refused to eat for two days.
Well… si Lolong ay idol at Saint ng mga (hopefully hindi lahat) honorable (?) nating senador at congressman, kaya imbes na manok or pork ang ipakain sa kanya, dapat sanang ipalamon kay lolong ay iyong mga walang silbe at puro absent nating mga senador at congressman. Mga buwaya ipakain sa kapwa buwaya.
PORK barrel ang kailangan ni Lolong … BUWAYA kasi siya.
Lo-long chose to die because his reptilian feeling was offensively hurt when he was compared to the human specie crocodiles. No comparison, he said. I am what I am while they are cam-cam ng cam-cam.
I am shedding my crocodile tears, too, bakit si Lolong pa? At least tourist attraction siya, while his counterparts are really despicable.