Now that Senator Bongbong Marcos is trying to milk the Star Wars movie “from the sands of Paoay to the moons (????) of Batac,” my hubby Alan came up with some interesting facts about Star Wars and the Marcoses.
Here they are:
1. The first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, was released in 1977. In August that year Imee Marcos’ guards kidnapped, tortured and killed 22 year old student Archimedes Trajano.
2. The third Star Wars movie, The Return of the Jedi, was released in 1983. In August that year, Ninoy Aquino was murdered by Marcos’ guards
MY NOTE: This is how Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ Star Wars propaganda should look like:
3. The latest Star Wars, The Force Awakens, had a marketing budget of US$423 million. The Marcoses are estimated to have stolen at least US$10 billion during the course of the Martial Law dictatorship
Mligayang Pasko sa lahat.
happy new year to all!
Maligayang Pasko Raissa at Alan at sa inyong lahat na tumatangkilik sa ating CPM!
What a year!
Best blog in Society and Politics categories!
My X-mas wish is granted!
Buo na a ulit ang CPM!
As a X-mas gift to our Kurap and incompetent politicians, i’ll give them a repriev from today until New Year’s Day!
Then the fireworks will resume afterwards!
The 26th of December is traditionally a day to open gifts, to visit & giving of presents to kin. Hence it was named boxing day.
T’was once initiated, I thought it was a gladiator day to throw fists, exchange blows & round left hooks to commemorate the pagan sun god a day before.
nuong maliit pa ako, I thought boxing day means araw ng pagbubuntalan. hindi pala. boxing day is old tradition, now it means the day after christmas which is december 26. these days, on boxing day, people put their old, unwanted things in boxes and containers. they have gotten newer and better things at christmas, so out with the old, in with the new.
those old things that are still good often end up for sale in flea markets, some are given away to charities.
boxing day is generally a time to clean up after christmas, the wrappers and what else that can be saved and recycled put in boxes, or boxed up, and stored for use later. also, left over christmas food is reheated and served.
in my community, boxing day is a day set aside for putting things in boxes. cheers ,everyone.
Ooops. Kulang ng ribbon ang kahon.
Merry Jesus’ Day to one and all!
The reason for the right season.
Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, Philippine Daily Inquirer Editor in Chief.
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Maligayang Pasko sa Lahat!
Tunay na Pagkatao ni Chiz at pamilya Escudero
Tampok sa headline sa balita Si Chiz Escudero dahil inakusahan niya ang mga bumoto Laban kay Poe ng COMELEC na BULLY sila. Sa panayam niya kay Anthony Taberna sa ABSCBN News, sinabi ni Chiz na parang may sabwatan at may nagdikta sa mga bumoto kontra Grace Poe. Tanong ni Escudero kung bakit pinaghiwalay yung boto ng “natural born at residency” complaint sa Comelec, ganun nuong nakaraan lahat ng complaints sa Comelec sa Isang tao ay pinagsasama sa Isa lamang. Akusasyon ni Chiz sa Comelec na kaya ginawa ito dahil sa yung Tatlong justices na bumoto sa SET kay Poe ay pwedeng mag inhibit sa issue ng natural born na pabor kay Poe sa SET Pero pwede silang sumama sa SC issue tungkol sa residency ni Poe. Gusto ni Chiz mawala ang Tatlong justices sa SC hearing ni Poe dahil bumoto sila against Poe sa SET. Sinabi pa ni Chiz kay Taberna na mabuting tao Si Comelec chairman Bautista dahil pabor siya kay Poe.
Tumatakbo bilang Bise Presidente Si Chiz at sinisiraan niya ang Conelec institution dahil hindi pabor sa panig niya. Ito ang DAPAT TANONG kay Chiz ng Taongbayan?
1. Kung bumoto ba ang Conelec pabor kay Poe, sasabihin bang BULLY ang Comelec na nagsabwatan at may nagdikta sa kanila? Sigurado hindi at pagtanggol pa sila ni Chiz, , DI BA!
2. Kung bumoto ba Si Bautista kontra kay Poe, sasabihin ba ni Chiz na mabuting tao si Bautista? Hindi, DI BA?
3. Tanong ni Chiz kay Taberna, bakit daw nag iba ng palatuntunan ang Comelec na nuon pinagsasama sa Isang issue ang maraming issue sa Isang tao na dun Comelec ay KAUGALIAN na dati, Pero kay Poe hiwahiwalay ang issue na pinagusapan ng Comelec. Kung Si Chiz ay humarap sa salamin at katabi niya Si Heart Evangelista masa sagot niya ang katanungan niya. DI BA ang KAUGALIAN ng Pilipino isa lamang ang asawa sa pamilya. Bakit NAGIBA ISIPAN NI CHIZ AT NAGHIWALAY NG ASAWA at INASAWA ulit Si Heart? dapat marunong ang Bise presidente. Si Chiz kahit Abogado at Senador walang kaisipan na udyukin ang hindi nakakaintindi at nakapagaral na ang Comelec ay BULLY, dahil ang ginawa nila ay obligasyon nila sa hangarin ng Bayan na pareho ng pagaasawa ulit ni Chiz na kaya niya ginawa ay obligasyon niya sa personal hangarin niya. DI BA?
4. Yung Tatlong Justice na bumoto sa SET, ang issue ay Natural Born na dapat mag inhibit sa SC dahil maka desisyon na sila sa issue. Pero sa issue ng residency wala silang partisipasyon, Dapat bum ito sikat duon dahil membro sila ng SC. Ibig bang sabihin ni Chiz kung maghuramentado siya at pumatay siya ng 2 tao sa magkaibang araw at dalawang lugar, dapat pagsamahan ang kasong yoon dahil parehong murder lamang. Siempre hiwalay, DI BA Abogado si
Ang Tatay ni Chiz na Si Salvador Escudero ay tagapagtanggol at alipores ni Marcos noong Martial Law. Dahil nasa mataas na pwesto Si Salvador, pinakamabuting tao sa kanya nuon Si Marcos na magnanakaw at nagpapatay ng maraming Pilipino na salungat sa administrasyun nila. Pinupuri ni Salvador Escudero si Marcos noon at sinisira niya yung mga taong bumabatikos kay Marcos. Ngayon, Si Chiz ay PINURI si Chairman Bautista dahil pabor sa kanya at siniraan ang Ibang Comelec members at justices ng SET dahil kontra Poe sila. Nuong 2009 na gustong tumakbo ng presidente ni Chiz Escudero pinakamabuting tao sa kanya Si Danding Cojuangco na gusto niyang mag finance sa kandidatura niya Pero noong umatras Si Danding sa kanya sinabi ni Chiz na wala naman daw nagawang tulong Si Danding sa kanya.
MASAMANG UGALI. UNA ANG PERSONAL AMBITION SA PAGKATAO. MANA SA AMA SI CHIZ ESCUDERO!
Si Chiz ba ang gusto ninyong maging Bise Presidente. Ang personal interview ni Chiz kay Taberna at nakalahad sa dyaryo ay hindi nagsisinungaling at tunay na nangyari.
Padala sa Facebook at Twitter ito para malaman ng Sambayanan ang ugali ni Chiz at pamilya Escudero.
Bautista, too, appealed to one’s emotion when he opined:
Now, Bautista diminished Mary Grace’s role to a LAYgislator when his law must consider, regard, or look at her as a legislator funded, staffed, equipped, and dispatched by the electorate to be an expert in law…no matter what the consequences will be; especially if it will greatly affect her nationality status.
No wonder Lito Lapid is hailed as a better champion of foundlings when he proposed to grant automatic nationality to foundlings. His bill suggests that foundlings be accorded the nationality of the founder.
Of course, Lapid’s bill is always debatable…but it’s better than Mary Grace’s proposal to merely ‘rename’ the “Foundling Certificate” (FC) to “Certificate of Live Birth of Unknown Parents” (CLBUP).
Still, Mary Grace’s CLBUP remains only as a grant of legal status for future naturalization and not an instant grant of nationality.
Related comment to the above-posted opinion:
As early as May 2015 when Mary Grace’s citizenship was already publicly being questioned (as Vera Files reported), Mary Grace must be expected to have read this Handbook for Parliamentarians:
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nationality and Statelessness: Handbook for Parliamentarians N° 22, July 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/53d0a0974.html [accessed 25 December 2015]
She filed her ‘foundlings’ bill in August 2015.
I guess Mary Grace just ignored the UNHCR’s handbook.
grace ‘honest mistake’ llamanzares forgot to read the handbook, na-misplaced yata yong handbook. she is full of honest mistakes.
I’d like to ask Commissioner Bautista – Just because Poe is leading in the surveys and quite popular, just because she is a foundling, is she exempted by the saying ” ignorance of the law excuses no one” and “the law maybe harsh but it is the law”? More so when THE respindent is a senator who took the oath to respect and enforce the constitution and the law. The fundamental law of the land is the one being violated here, not just an ordinary law. She should know the constitution. And how do we make of her filling out her application for dual citizenship where she indicated that she is the biological daughter of FPJ and Susan? She filled out a wrong application in that instance, now, two CoCs
Can we excuse other lawbreakers and criminals with that oh so compassionate excuse or justification? Why are they being imprisoned just the same when most of them are not even members of the law making body?
The good commissioner is way too lax on procedures set up for the Comelec to implement. It’s a good thing the members of the legal divisions do not share his mindset.
Unexpected visitors came, I forgot I was in the middle of editing the first para..I glanced down, realized it was not yet posted..I hit the button “Submit” right after they left..haha…bitin!
malipayong pasko! pero, looks like chiz is not going to have a happy christmas. ano ba ito, chiz is trying to be one man demolition derby, a christmas grint. bully daw ang comelec, and chiz is awfully trying to return the favor by bullying comelec as well. bully to bully, from one bully to another with love and greetings, he, he, he.
words are cheap, come in one ear and out the other, soon forgotten. dapat buong poeso si chiz and if he is to bully comelec he has to do it wholeheartedly. make it count, make it en grande and burn life size effigies of comelec en blanc, he’ll attract more attention that way. or better still, shoot the effigies, make them sizzle like piccolos.
Maupay nga Pasko ha iyo ngatanan mga ig-kasi ko cpmers, labi na gud kana Raissa ngan hi Allan ngan ira pamilya.