I just thought I’d tell you before I lose Internet access again.
Yesterday, I visited St. Francis’ basilica in Assisi – where his remains are buried.
I made an offerta – a mass offering – for all the members of Cyber Plaza Miranda, along with my family, close relatives and friends in Facebook.
His feast is coming, you see. And he is my favorite saint, perhaps because he lived life so simply but delivered a very complicated message to the world.
I just wanted you all to know we are in this journey together – to build a better country and community together. I’ll post pics when I return. Hard pala to post when you have no PC.
‘As it exists today, the Philippines can never become a great nation…at least not in our lifetime. Why? The answer is because from an outsider’s perspective, we are a nation of liars and thieves. Or if that sounds too harsh, we are a nation made up mostly of liars and thieves and a small minority of non-liars and non-thieves who prefer to look the other way or bury their heads in the sand.’ Philippinenews.com Editorial.
I agree. Many are born liars. Many become liars. And they all die lying.
How much does our gov’t owes in debt?…P5Trillion already? Why not use ‘savings’ to pay the debts…
‘Through Senate Resolution 287, he is seeking an inquiry in aid of legislation on the realignment of P72.11 Billion worth of DAP funds from slow-moving projects that the Budget Department describes as government savings.’
Government savings! Please use such savings to pay the debt! Why don’t they?
[…to get another bigger budget for next fiscal year? ] Holy MONEY!
Tampering of evidence can be of great help to an accused –
‘Authorities failed to get the Supreme Court’s affirmation over the conviction of a suspected drug dealer on ground of tampered evidence.
In a decision written by Associate Justice Roberto Abad, the Court’s Third Division ordered the release from detention of accused-appellant Jovi Pornillos after it found out that a tampering of evidence was committed.
In granting the appeal of the accused, the high court set aside the decision of the Court of Appeals dated November 18, 2010, as well as the ruling of the Regional Trial Court of Iriga City, Branch 35, that convicted him for violating the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, on reasonable doubt.’
Warning to prosecutors: If evidence is tampered [ that is, check it before filing any charge or charges] DO NOT FILE ANY CASE so that no DOUBLE JEOPARDY comes in!
This is for ALL CRIMINAL CASES!
”Anti-pork barrel advocates warned President Benigno Aquino III Friday against defying the public clamor to scrap all discretionary funds, including his own, or the people would take matters into their own hands.
The #ScrapPork Network also set a Dec. 6 deadline for the President to get onboard and “destroy the barrier” that blocks his “straight path.”
And the headlines says an ultimatum for PNoy.
I just hope they are not going to gather stones for throwing after the deadline date.
Here’s a good news ‘How ex-house helper became rich by selling candles
by Jon Carlos Rodriguez, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 11/02/2013 8:09 AM | Updated as of 11/02/2013 8:17 AM’
Here’s the bad news … JLN became rich selling faked NGOs!
jorge bernas says
I was really surprised why those lawmakers involved in PDAF Scam did’nt. know that they were dealing with fake N.G.Os. of janet lim napoles at ngayon alam na nila bakit wala silang hakbang para papanagutin si janet lim napoles? parang ibig sabihin ay kakutsaba silang mga mambabatas na involved sa PDAF Scam dahil wala silang ginawa na anomang hakbang laban kay janet lim napoles? NAKAPAGTATAKA? Nakapagtatakang KABOBOHAN nang mga mambubutas? Nakakahiya at Nakakadiri??? Puwweeeee….
I wonder how our OFW’s and any ordinary Pinoys are being look upon by the rest of the world when our so-called honorable legislators are now facing charges of plunders and are being tagged as THIEVES?
our legislator thieves are in good company. china’s president li xinping refused to say how rich he is and even imprisoned those that ask about his wealth that is growing by the billions and still growing. russia’s vladimir putin, nobody dares, but many are whispering and some are starting to shout how corrupt he is, his army and his military are bastions of graft and corruption. italy’s berlosconi, he stole people’s honor and dignity also the nation’s hope of better future. the leaders of african countries like zimbabwe, sudan, eritrea, etc, are also mired in corruption, their families and clans controlled most of the wealth. the nations in south america are not doing well, some like columbia are maoist and tyrant to their own people. as well, mexico is full of drug lords, their legislators probably also involved in illegal drug trade and raking in millions. least, in our country, we managed to lay charges against our thieving legislators and will be bringing them to justice. we have exposed how corrupt they are and have shown our displeasure.
Neo Canjeca says
ON #216 passim by BAYCAS . . .
Juan de la Cruz can really be so forgiving, so powerless so unlike Godfather Corleone. During the last decade and more, Juan de la Cruz has ten rough acidic stones—named by Baycass—in his shoes, but Juan is content limping dragging his stoned feet, towards his mistaken sunrise.
Neo Canjeca says
read the names AGAIN, a few are only BUTIL NG BUHANGIN
Home Guaranty bankrupt. Manila Times news today.
‘AFTER 11 years of “continuous losses,” the financial resources of the Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC) have been depleted and the agency now risks losing the capacity to provide guarantees for housing loans, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).’
Why does this happen? Create an agency and it goes bankrupt! Since it’s creation and up to now…it’s bankrupt! Many years … it’s been going into bankruptcy! This is a GOCC entity.
Why? Corrupted investing? COA does not say.
All about stones here:
Match the numbered quotes to the lettered names.
1. In all the things I’ve gone through as a politician, I have seen that in this system it is really very difficult to make any headway without being somehow tainted. And let me say, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
2. “Kung sino mang walang bahid ng kasalanan kayo ang unang bumato sa taong ito…. ‘Wag kayong magmalinis, ‘wag masyadong ipokrito.” (Whoever has not sinned then you cast the first stone at this man. Don’t be holier than thou, don’t be hypocrites.)
3. In a press briefing, ___________ said that a stone in ____________’s gallbladder prompted his blood pressure to rise.
4. “I said we will leave no stones unturned until we get to the truth. Itong si ____________ is not a stone. She is a boulder. Ba’t hindi natin ginagalaw? Hindi pwede ‘yon,” he said.
5. Doctors there said ____________ was suffering from stones in her ureter.
6. Sa hinaba-haba ng mga kontra-paratang na ibinabato sa atin, ni minsan, hindi ko narinig ang katagang at statement na “Hindi ako nagnakaw.”
7. “Panibagong kabanata yang ating haharapin so tingnan natin.” The ____________ said nothing has been set in stone since the next election is still 3 years away.
8. As your elected legislators, we will see to it that no stone will be left unturned in enacting policy changes that will guarantee that this multi-billion pesos scam will never ever happen again.
9. In a demonstration of how the human spirit can literally rise from the rubble, former Rep. ____________ took the opportunity to commission the University of the Philippines School of Architecture to rebuild the massive stone houses that were strong enough to withstand typhoons—but not earthquakes.
10. I don’t know if ____________ has gotten wind of this case in Bato, Camarines Sur since Bato town is but a stone’s throw from her homeplace of Iriga City.
Match the numbered quotes to the lettered names.
A. Bong Revilla
B. Butch Abad
C. Frank Drilon
D. Gloria Arroyo
E. Janet Napoles
F. Jinggoy Estrada
G. Juan Ponce Enrile
H. Leila de Lima
I. Noynoy Aquino
J. TG Guingona
@baycas…from ‘A’ to ‘J’…after all of ’em were tested by the ‘Body Analyzer’ gadget, the doctor said to all of ’em:
‘Your gall bladder shows you have stones. Have any of you complained of pain on it?’
All answered: No Doctor!
Doc: No pain eh! Why? Because you HAVE BIG STONES! Big stones do not block the ureter passage! Only small stones do that and causes pain.
‘A’ to ‘J’: hehehe…big stones pala mayroon. [ only the massa people have small stones!]
Corrupt public officials have BIG STONES! So, NO PAIN for them!
But pains for the Massa people!
HAHAHA…cast away your BIG STONES!
btw…JLN has about 3 billions small stones in her gall bladder! A lot of pain sure indeed! hehehe…
@baycas… Letter ‘A’ says = “I am not a thief and I never stole anything from the national coffers,” Revilla said in a statement issued by his office on Thursday.
Did he ‘received’? something from the national coffers? Aha! That’s different!
Casting stones against a thief can be done by those with ‘small stones’…
Those with BIG STONES, as big as boulders, cannot cast…hahaha.
…this ‘story’ goes on and on…
Judas brought the next time going up the mountain two (2) stones: 1 small and 1 big. Upon reaching the mount with the Master, the latter said : Now, so you wont’ go hungry, all your ‘stones’ will be turned into ‘your Itlogs’….
…the reason why Judas when walking, he was leaning to one side all his life!
Reduce PNoy’s political capital into nothing…Make him a lame duck this early…that’s the agenda…
Magnanakaws ensuring a retention of power.
Magnanakaws ensuring a return to power.
PNoy acc to Inquirer’s headline ‘Aquino: I am not a thief’
I remember on TV footage Nixon upon boarding the aircraft turnaround and said “I am no crook!”
I have never said or even believed PNoy is thefting…NEVER! What I and many says is:
*Stop giving or sharing any gov’t funds with lawmakers! Abolish the PDAF! Abolish DAP! And all FUNDS! Stop re-aligning those funds too!**
PNoy has not shown by action on these ‘* & **’ Yes, he has spoken on it. But act? So far, it has not yet acceptability happened.
The opposition and the corrupts are capitalizing the inaction of PNoy and Sec. Abad et al. on ‘* & **’…
Thus, the wrong accusations against PNoy is happening and he is biting into it. It won’t help him saying ” I AM NOT A THIEF!”
Why ‘O Why can’t he …PNoy make an action! ?
What if come Monday, PNoy will declare an all out war against corruption.. against all dirty politicians (no exception),military and government employees, even on the business sector… political suicide so to speak… ilang linggo kaya bibilangin bago sya ma-impeach? Who has his back? The honest and hardworking Filipino tax payers are
divided and outplayed by the goons with the gold. Pera natin ang nagbibigay sa kanila ng kapangyarihan..ang hirap tanggapin ano po?…
Sana magkaroon ng samahan na hindi man direktang kasali sa pulitika/gobyerno pero kayang impluwensyahin ang direksyon nito.. yung pwedeng ipagtanggol ang mga may mabuting hangarin para sa bayan..
Manila Times news – today
Carlos, for her part, said that Malacanang should stop its effort to control the damage from the DAP issue and instead come up with data that would show how the funds coursed through DAP were spent.’
This is what many wants to know…SHOW HOW THE FUNDS WERE SPENT.
This Adm is not or doesn’t want, to address the issue: Where did the funds go? The reason why ALL FUNDS SHOULD BE ABOLISHED. And NO RE-ALIGNMENTS too.
Is PNoy handicapped on his hearing?
‘Perhaps the Chief Executive should be reminded that no one has actually called him a thief to his face. He remains a popular, even well-liked, president because the majority of the people perceive him as possessing the same qualities as his late mother, who was a true paragon of virtue.’
That’s right. No one has actually called him a thief.
But…’It must, however, be noted that the president seems exceedingly loyal to some of his people, even when those officials have either under-performed or have been linked to questionable dealings.’
Is PNoy exceedingly loyal to some of his people?
‘There remain questions over why his well-respected deputy, former General Danilo Lim, really resigned. The good general never said it outright, but his post-resignation statements indicate that the highest officials at the BoC are all too willing to bend over backwards to grant favors to powerful officials.’
Really, why did Gen. Lim’s resign? We are in the dark on this. Blackrency!
‘We reiterate our belief that Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino 3rd is not a thief.’
‘Is it possible that the announcement sent a hidden message to parties out to destabilize the Aquino administration that they should think before taking any kind of action?
This cannot be discounted. But no, we do not have any definitive proof that any political, civilian or military group is preparing a November surprise for Mr. Aquino. We are just wondering why Malacanang seems so perturbed these days.’
Is there proof is preparing for a November surprise? Again, blackrency!
There’s no big problem, is there? All is well. Because President Aquino is not a thief. [ this is a quote]
already, PNoy’s enemies have called him pork king. they want his dap cut, he’s not allowed to use money anymore, maybe use only bottle tops as legal tender.
People or many of the people allows PNoy to use the money…funds. But PNoy must not anymore share or distribute such money to
…LAWMAKERS in the form of PORK BARREL!
What projects were truthfully accomplished under this scheme? We have not been shown on it.
Very hard-headed stones really!
Update on Janet’s medical condition:
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JLN will surely feel ‘cured’ when she takes her oath at the Senate on Nov. 7th:
‘I swear to throw a stone, the many stones and all the stones SO BE YE ALL PRAYING SO HELP YE SENATONES!”
“I gave the following SENATONES cash money from and after my fake NGAs after I encashed all the checks, all from the PDAF fund. With all these details, to wit:
(Bla bla bum boom BANG!…) …the Hall is now empty! hahaha
@baycas…thanks for reminding me of ‘bato batong sa langit’…hahaha
Sec. de Lima is justified in requesting for the passport cancellation of the 3 principal actors in the pork barrel scam due to numerous rumors on the existence of “safe havens” abroad for “tanda, kuya and pogi”
Gigi reyes has reportedly finalized a long-term rental of a mansion in one of the exotic islands in the Carribean suitable for the health of “tanda”
Ruby tuazon has likewise found an appartele on the east side of Los Angeles where “kuya” can easily assimilate with the crowd without inviting a second look
Ramona bautista and her Turkish husband, EnginTuna Bulbuloglu, have already readied their Istanbul Flat for pogi
Atty. Kapunan abandoned JLN at the most crucial time. Perhaps JLN could no longer pay her principal attorney. It looks like JLN will have a new lawyer come next hearing…
Probably rene villa, her old lawyer, who is much closer to PNoy than kapunan
How odd of Kapunan. I don’t think of her as one who would risk being thought of as a lawyer who cuts and runs. Bad business. As for money, she’s ultra shrewd–the type who would insist on humongous acceptance fees.
Kapunan assured that Napoles will tell all in the Ombudsman – not in the senate.
Maybe Napoles wants to tell all in the Senate hearing on November 7 to preempt any threat to her life soon. And so she could stop talking to herself.
Or maybe Napoles wants to bring her secrets to death and save her co-conspirators.
IMO Napoles and Kapunan had agreed that the former would tell all in the senate. But the previous stand of Kapunan not to allow Napoles stays. To save face, Kapunan had to withdraw her legal services from Napoles who is now free to do whatever she wishes.
Survival is the primordial instinct of man or woman.
@Rene-Ipil: thank you for the link sir.
When going get rough, lawyers should consider it for the client’s interests. Why not enter into with a good ‘plea bargain’ with the prosec, plead guilty and get a much lesser sentence saving no less than 5 to -10 years of imprisonment etc.
To attempt in getting scot-free or acquittal in this kind of a case is bad for the accused-client where the evidence against her is heavy [ my guess..the lawyer should really know about it to be true.] Why throw away the chance is not a good strategy.
Pity JLN if she goes to a long sentence of incarceration while other accused are still to be tried etc.
The plea will surely release her from so much much anxiety, pressure and trouble saving a lot of useless expense for attorney’s fee etc.
This should be the trend of defense lawyers adopting the US trend as reasonable and practical. Common sense is important casting aside too chancy risky legal sense.
@Leona. I pray that the prosec do not enter into another Gen. Garcia plea bargaining kind wherein the government/taxpayers ended-up with an empty bag and worst have to pay the looting gen a hefty pension.
@Kajames…you and our prayers will surely be heard!
First, the Chief or presiding Justice is against a bad plea-bargain in the Sandiganbayan court.
Second, we are all watching like hawks and ready to … ^ to +ill…hahaha
and Third…when JLN pleds admission…guilty in that case for kidnapping and at the Senate, she’ll have no feeling anymore of sickness, anxiety, bankruptcy, fear of dying or atbpa! She gets a new life, so to say. Relax na siya. In comfort and ease.
When otherwise, then so be it…a long incarceration is very possible for her. Under the law repealing the Death Penalty, one provision there is – NO PAROLE is allowed when the sentence could have been death [now reduced to Reclusion Perpetua, a LIFE SENTENCE…30 Years and not more than 40 Years! ]
The choice is hers. And only hers.
Still, the ‘wheelchair exit‘ is being advanced in the bail hearing…whether it came from Ka Freddie or not was not clear.
Nonetheless, it was evident that Ate Lorna couldn’t take the lame strategy anymore.
napoles should have hired a team of lawyers, not just kapunan. considering the scope of napoles’ scam and how widely she is involvement, kapunan needs a team of lawyers behind her, top minds whose brains she can pick, advising her and doing some research for her, save her from the mundane. as it is, kapunan, looked stressed, she is being pulled left, right and center, always on the go, defending and releasing statement here and there. and often, kapunan does not have time to think, dont know where to look. from direct gaze, her eyes have taken to 10oclock – as in here we go again.