By Raïssa Robles
Because I was curious about the way President Fidel V. Ramos’ government gave thousands of rebel soldiers amnesty, I talked to his former chief aide, retired General Jose Almonte.
The last thing I expected to hear from the general was a very colorful description of President Rodrigo Duterte’s way of governance. He called it a “bukbok presidency”, in the course of telling me why Senator Antonio Trillanes’ crimes were no longer “court-martial-able”— his word.
Almonte made it clear to me that he spoke for no one but himself.
During Ramos’ time, Almonte was the keeper of the President’s image. He nipped brewing trouble in the bud before they got bigger. But he also made some big trouble himself, like Operation Big Bird. This covert operation tried to get the Marcos wealth from a Swiss bank, causing the Swiss government to issue a unilateral freeze on Marcos Swiss accounts.
Probably one of Almonte’s biggest contributions to the country was the breakup of the monopoly of lone phone company PLDT.
Here is an excerpt of my story in South China Morning Post (HK) which appeared tonight. You can read the full article by clicking the link at the end of the excerpt. It will take you to the SCMP site.
‘Difficult for my common sense to accept’: former Philippine general slams Duterte’s move to abolish critic’s amnesty
Jose Almonte said president’s attempt to abolish amnesty for rebellious senator was ‘unjust’, since he had already served time for the crime
PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 September, 2018, 7:50pm
UPDATED : Monday, 17 September, 2018, 7:51pm
Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque may have spoken too soon when he said a paid newspaper advert calling Senator Antonio Trillanes “a disgrace” to men in uniform “reflects the overall sentiment of the military”.
President Rodrigo Duterte has been trying to scrap Trillanes’ amnesty for two coup attempts against former president Gloria Arroyo.
The September 14 advert said a southern chapter of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association wanted the senator removed from its roster for the failed coups. Roque said the advert shows Trillanes has no support among active or retired officers.
But a prominent association member disagrees.
Retired general Jose Almonte, who was close aide to former president Fidel Ramos, is unhappy with Duterte scrapping any amnesty. Almonte called Duterte’s government “a bukbok presidency”. The Tagalog word “bukbok” means full of weevils and was recently in the Philippine news after Duterte’s agriculture secretary denied there was a rice shortage and told the public it was safe to eat the bukbok-ridden rice being sold by the state.
Almonte said Duterte’s reasons for voiding Trillanes’ amnesty and ordering his arrest and court martial were “difficult for my common sense to accept”.
To read the rest, please click on this link.
Trillanes court martial could trigger military instability
Retired General Jose Almonte calls Sen. Trillanes “a patriot”
Retired General Jose Almonte calls Sen. Trillanes “a patriot”
Yung usapan ni Bongbong at ni Manong Johnny parang usapan ng anak ng dating amo at ng dating houseboy.
Bongbong: ” E bakit ka tumulong sa pagpapatalsik ng aking ama nung 1986? At ano yung pinagsasabi mo noon na talamak ang dayaan nung 1986 snap elections at peke yung ambush mo nung 1972?
Enrile:” E yun na nga move on na tayo, hi hi hi akala ko kasi mamamatay na ko nun, pinasugod ng tatay mo si Ver sa amin… kaya yung totoo ang nasabi ko…. ngayon iba na…. balik na tayo sa dating gawi….
Katuloy ng “usapan” ni Bongbong at Enrile:
Bongbong: ” Kamusta na yung benta ng libro niyo- yung biography? ”
Enrile: “Naghahanap ako ng kopya kahapon, wala na…. yun pala nilagay sa fiction section, naka discount pa… ang daming kopya pa….”
Bongbong: “95 anyos na po kayo. Ano po ba ang nais niyong maging legacy?”
Enrile: ” Aba, si Thanos mamamatay na sa sequel ng Avengers Infinity War, ako buhay pa…E sabi nung iba yung Delimondo corned beef lang talaga ang matinong legacy ko…bahala na ang kasaysayan sa akin…. asan na yung salamin ko?”
Bongbong: ” Suot po ninyo.”
he, he, he, funny kaayo, andrewlim8, you have funny bone.
bong marcos and enrile shared the same shoe shine boy yata, pati pa naman ang mga buhok nila ay shined black, ang kintab-kintab! halata ang good muscle coordination ni bong marcos, halos nakatirik ang mata sa katitingin kay manong ulyanin, baka kasi mag-iba ang napagkasunduang usapin, pinagpraktis pa naman nila ng maigi yon, behind the scene of course.
at not once po did bong marcos lifted his arms, not showing siya this time sa armpits niya na parang imiiyak pa minsan, nagluluha at tubigon, ubod ng pawis! may baha.
creating his own fairy tale na si manong, yong chair na inupuan nila ay parang electric chair, he, he, he. konti lingon at umpog ang ulo! kaya look straight na lang.
the truth is no longer in manong, been gone. bong marcos is manong’s teleprompter.
sina bong at manong, ginaya yata nila ang tete a tete nina duterte at panelo. ba’t walang pewters yong kay kina bong! nasaan ang mga urns? dont tell me, dont tell me please! hindi pinahiram yong pewter wares at tinago dahil alam kasi ng marami na anak ng kawatan si bong marcos, he, he, he.
‘Senator Bongbong in quotes:
Corona impeachment trial
“Granting, therefore, that the Chief Justice violated the SALN law, this certainly does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense. […] What we are doing is redefining the relationship between branches of government, and when such great affairs of state are uncertain, the resulting instability puts every Filipino’s future in limbo. This is an important, delicate, momentous event, and because of that we should tread very lightly.’
Hhhmmm. . . his Dad must have made a mistake to say he’s all muscle only.
Violating the SALN law – hmmm – parang kay CJ Serene violation ‘to. Wala pa si SG Calida noon for a Quo Warranto put.
We are doing redefining branches of government. . . hhmmm. It was just CJ Corona and not the whole Court. Why say re-defining the branches of governments?
When great affairs of the state are uncertain. . . hhmmm. What affairs? Was CJ Corona hidden US Dollars & Pesos affairs of the state?
The resulting instability puts every Filipino’s future in limbo. . . hhmmm. The hidden US Dollars and Pesos of CJ Corona are the only one put in limbo, so to say.
An important, delicate, momentous event, we should tread very lightly. . . hhmmm.
He did not add – Where Angels fear to tread. Mayroon kaunting takot pala si Bongbong on such events. Hhmmm. Future VP and many events in the national levels will he meet. He will tread lightly?
AND then, finally, Bongbong votes to acquit CJ Corona. Nggeek! Iba yun vote ni Manong Johnny – a vote to convict!
Bongbong made a great wrong tread and the Angles all run away!
Lately, Bongbong & Manong Johnny were chatting truths and/or lies about the Martial Law years. For the two, Martial Law was the GOLDEN YEARS.
Any reactions? Surely, it is very suggestible they did not need any like mirrors from motels.
Hhmmm. . . When and what is the next Episode of this Season? Diggong & Bongbong?
May kasabihan sa Tagalog: “Ang masamang damo – matagal mamatay”
Yang si Manong Johnny ay parang si “Methuselah, a biblical figure who died at the age of 969”
If true, he could still be a Philippine president with Jessica Reyes as his Chief of Staff hehehe
if we follow the train of thought ni enrile, baka sabihin pa niyang, who in the name of the blighted durian is jessica reyes! enrile cannot remember details of the long past as evidenced sa tete a tete nina bong marcos. very scanty ang memory niya sa martial law, as scanty as his urine output! he, he, he.
if enrile is persnickety with martial law, it’s likely he’ll be same with jessica reyes too.
at considering na 95 na si enrile, aba, he must be in constant constipation, he, he, he. si nanay soling kuno, duterte’s mama, lived to 96 thanks mostly to constipation. the poor woman, constipated pala siya most of her life!
at inflammatory bowel disease talk sa cebu, duterte was guest speaker and attributed constipation for the long life of his mother. so, anyone wanting to have long life as methuselah, had better start being constipated now, he, he, he.
and drink plenty of water, sabi ni duterte.
please lang po, makiusap ako, drinking 5-8 glasses of water a day is sapat na po for well being, drinking too much water may result in water intoxication, and that can kill you. there have been cases of water intoxication and people dying because of it, wether intentional or not, I dont know.
constipation and long life, here’s looking at you, kid. cheers.
avoid CONSTIPATION by
eating APPLES everyday
keeps doctors away
Sa YOUTUBE ito with ‘cc’ –
Is that how the one-on-one came out with Manong Johnny distorting the facts of Martial Law? At age 95 his hard-disk must be already full of alikabok !. Secretary Pinyol, kakainin ba rin ito tulad ng rice full of buk-bok ?
Sabi ni Manong Johnny sa unang salita nya: I have seen history from the time of Americans all the way to now [Year 2018 ! ] * * * What year ba si Manong Johnny was born? 14 February 1924 !. So, last February 2018 he celebrated his Bday! What’s his age then?
94 years old na sya! Why did Manong Johnny say: ‘I am 95 years old’. . .? O.k., give & take na yun.
What year did the Americans come around for the first time? Give & Take: 1898-1899. From those dates to Feb. 1924, Manong Johnny – – – ‘seen’ history on the Americans, etc., , when he was just born!
Give & Take again, Manong Johnny must have ‘seen’ history on American [ and Japanese too ] in 1942 – 18 years old na sya. What type of hard-disk did Manong Johnny have at those years? ‘SEEN’ or seeing history is different from READING history. Manong Johnny is saying He saw the FACTS that happened.
BongBong, you were born on 13 September 1957, – mag isip-isip ka muna before anything, as it appears likewise that in 1972 when Martial Law was on the go how old were you? Di ba 15 Years ka lang? Wala ka rin hard-disk noon.
So, it is worth wondering why the two of you are in USAP-USAPIN in Youtube happen to distort the facts of Martial Law that factually happened? Ingat kayo! Many Pipol are laughing at you.
Bili kayong dalawa ng SALAMIN yun Mirror Mirror On the Wall :
Mirror mirror lie to me
Show me what I want to see
Mirror mirror lie to me
Why don’t I think before I speak
I should have listened to that voice inside me
I must be stupid must be crazy must be out of my mind
Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don’t have to tell me who’s the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
Why did I let you walk away
When all I had to do was say I’m sorry
I let my pride get in the way
Say I ‘m sorry I let my pride get in the way. . .
Bongbong and Johnny are lying to their teeth here …hard to find youtube video on edsa revolt ..puro pro marcos ad pro duterte mukhang naweaponize na rin ng mga DDS yung youtube but here’s one which may be removed too, i wonder why the previous EDSA videos are just tough to find..
with age comes wisdom but with manong enrile, his old age brings out idiocy! got memory plaques. gigi reyes has lot to answer, she did most of the work for manong and without her input, manong is prone to very embarrassing lapses.
canadadry, pls lang po, pinoy ako blog by jover got some videos about martial law, you may want to see them. I’ve seen a few and public libraries got them as well in the archives. horrible sight those videos. madugo ang history natin.
imee marcos should not be voted as senator sa election 2019. voters could well do the same to her what they did to her brother, so close yet so far and deny them both the seats they covet.
marcos marcos yet again, who knows? with imee baka embracing na naman re-electionist grace poe, both running for senate seats in 2019.
dati sa presidential election 2016, imee marcos was proud kaayo thinking grace poe, who is rumored to be anak ni makoy, would become president and with bong marcos as vice president, aba, the marcoses had malakanyang all stitched up. but fate intervened and marcos marcos did not eventuate with both grace poe ang bong marcos not winning.
sa election 2019, another marcos marcos situation na naman. this time, the ‘girls’ imee and grace are toe to toe. imelda must be nervous, voters could well favor one and not the two of them.
More about the Martial Law in the Philippines
the grand master of martial law, ito sya
thanks leona. makoy was original bokbok master, trying to sell his own bokbok to taumbayan. it’s no wonder po ang son niyang si bong marcos is still reeling under makoy’s weight, still living under, not above. if this was competition between father and son, bong marcos failed miserably, needs stroppy enrile to prop him, tete a tetting and sitting on oversized chair that seemed to swallow him, lol! na dwarfed tuloy sila ni enrile. yong set decorator nila ought not be paid.
greatest happiness ng parents is to have their sons surpassed them and be greater than them, and all bong marcos could accomplished is failure to launch, may good muscle coordination pa naman siya and has the dna for it. still unable to surpass the father bong is, always lagging behind. sa edad ni bong marcos, makoy has already accomplished much, plenty women on the side line, billions stolen and stashed, people oppressed and killed. okay, maybe killing is not bong marcos forte, but stealing maybe and living off the proceeds of crime.
changing history does not make bong marcos better than his father, only make bong appear desperado and needy. bong has been following the wrong road all his life, his father’s apak is his apak, junior pa naman siya. still junior and never the main event.
similarly, bong marcos is much like jackie enrile, anak ni enrile, both overshadowed by their parents. if christina enrile been like imelda marcos, jackie would have been in tight ‘straight jacket’ too, following the prescribed road map and unable to break free!
mirror mirror on the wall, maybe magic mirror is not needed po. both bong marcos and manong can see each other in the reflection of their eyes, there sa pupils nila, hey what’s cooking, good looking!
cooking lies, good looking, yourself?
same, cooking lies as well.
uhm, dati pambato ng mga marcoses si miriam. ngayong wala na si miriam, si manong enrile na lang.
miriam has jokes, manong enrile has lies.
General Jose Almonte, the Man Friday of former President Fidel Ramos (FVR)
called DU30 a “bukbok presidency”
Let’s go back to history: The major players in the successful and bloodless Edsa Uno were FVR, Enrile and Honasan.
When FVR became president in 1992 with tremendous support from Cory Aquino, he punished honasan and his coup plotters with 10 push-ups and helped him win in the 1995 senatorial elections
Under FVR’s administration, RA 7922 creating Cagayan Special Economic Zone was enacted with initial funding from the government of P2 Billion and included in the succeeding national budgets covering approximately 58,000 hectares. It is now a thriving casino paradise, resorts and reportedly the source of smuggled high-end luxury vehicles
It was also during FVR’s reign that our Mischief Reef was taken from us by the chinese bullies – first as fishermen’s bamboo shades and now a four-storey concrete building with an adjacent airport. It was Erap who tried in vain to destroy the illegal encroachment by force but his term was cut short by GMA and Edsa Dos
Who is more “bukbok” – FVR or DU30?
FVR is just ‘gook,’ a person of Philippine descent.
When Gen. Almonte says about Du30 as “bukbok” he means only a tooth decay.
Punishing Honasan and his group with just 10 push ups was a ‘palanga’ [ Visayan word ] meaning to “make them pets”. Soldier-to-former-soldier ethics yan. Palanga-in mo lang. Tap them on their heads as “pets.”
FVR is a good man and soldier. He does not believe in inflicting harsh punishment to anyone. Not his style. To him it does not really work. It creates enmity. it can cause revenge or vengeance.
He is lucky he never met Gen. George Patton’s silver revolver in WW II. he he he
‘What about ism’
Just curious, are you now confirming that you believe indeed Duterte did not deliver his promises and you agree with the term ‘Bukbuk Presidency’?
I’m just assessing the sentiments from a Duterte supporter, or are you still one of them?
@Parekoy, I still believe and trust PRRD, and so many others per SWS and Pulse Asia surveys
At these troubled and uncertain times, the more we need a strongman at the helm of the government. Just look at the “cesspool” Boracay with so many influential and moneyed investors – he closed it immediately for full rehabilitation and is about to be reopened next month.
The continuing war on drugs – your 20,000 estimated casualties came from the opposition (yellows) while the PNP and the military, who themselves suffered 87 killed and 227 wounded in their operations, put their figure at 4500 casualties (wikipedia)
With respect to corruption, it is kept down to a minimum but not totally eradicated due to fear of retribution from DU30, unlike his immediate predecessor who is facing plunder case for buying dengvaxia for P3.5 billion barely a month before the 2016 presidential elections
Should there be a change of leadership, the likely successor is Lady Leni whose leadership is believed not as strong and decisive as PRRD and fully dependent on the yellows
We really indeed need a strongman or woman who knows how to use his power on the right enemies of the state, especially against the Drug Lords, the occupiers like China, to combat the abusive oligarchs, to stop and arrest the corrupt like Imee Marcos and her gang of other bigtime thieves like Gloria.
We need somebody who has minimum competency especially when it comes to economy, where Duterte and his economic gang and complicit thieves from Congress and Senate bungled the economy. He still not done making it worse and imposed more sufferings on the millions of poor and the dwindling middle class.
As I said before, we should treat politicians like diapers, if it is already stinky and full of shit; it is time to toss them to the trash!
God bless you and similar DDS supporters who are still in denial or just feigning denial.
yes parekoy, strongmen like marcos and his fan digong who raped our country left & right.
worst, in digong’s 2 years everything’s chaotic unlike marcos’ inventive ‘bagong lipunan” which digong don’t have. only trolls make him god without thinking.
digong prophesied his death tomorrow courtesy of the yellows & the commies. but i guess right now he is sleeping soundly under his secure kulambo in davao.
when he wakes up he summons his ever trusted bongags to see if there are snipers around or bombs under his bed.
until sundown when nothing happens to him he will curse again with gusto the yellow and commies,,,,you can’t take out a good man down… better luck next time…
For those who could join the Rally, please do.
If you can’t try to contribute in social media and voice out against the abuses and incompetence of Duterte’s administration. Don’t forget to mention the similiarities between Marcos and Duterte!
Don’t forget to mention the 3000 Filipinos murdered and tortured under Marcos and Duterte’s more than 20,000 EJK victims of Duterte’s sham War on Drugs!
Don’t forget the plunderers like the Marcoses and Gloria are back into power and stealing more than ever!
Don’t forget to mention the rising cost of commodities, especially our rice staple! Millions are now suffering and being taxed to fill our treasury and be plundered by those who crafted the TRAIN laws!
Edgar Lores says
Objective, rational arguments, and the use of an excellent metaphor.
Most of all, no personal attack and even a “God bless.”
Kalahari deserved a response without any personal attack…
DDS respect me because I’m no yellow and will not defend any personalities because of affiliation.
No sacred cows for me!
This is where I differ with joeam, I’m consistent in criticizing those who deserved them even those I support their politics for the purpose of correcting ang strengthening them! And if they can’t take the heat, maybe they don’t really deserved a seat in power!
The good trait of Leni is that she knows her limitations and she is willing to learn from her mistakes. Many Bicolanos support Leni because majority of us has commonality with her: we came from similar background; lived similar challenges from worrying about tuition fees and budgeting our allowance, take the bus and other mass transport without any shame and pretense; believe in public service and share our contibutions within our capabilities. Most of us are devotees of Ina-Penafrancia and believe in her miracles, though I’m not that religious, I could appreciate the hope and strength that the believers possessed…
Leni is a rare gem: she is one of those politicians who truly has the heart and soul to serve, and her rivals call her Tanga for not enriching herself illegally. Jesse made his money but in a ‘legal’ way similar to Americans within the ambit of laws…some of my friends and relatives made money from Leni’s projects, few were greedy but majority tempered theirs and delivered the projects-this I could see the deference to the reputation of Leni and corruption is self-checked or minimized.
Si Leni kasi walang luho sa katawan! Kaya yung tao eh madaling maka-relate sa kanya…wala syang pera kumpara sa mga tulad ni Villafuerte, Duterte, Gloria, o kumpara lang sa mga alalay ni Bongbong at Imee, pero mayan sya sa serbisyo at pagmamahal sa mga mahihirap at karapatang pantao ng mga Pilipino.
Among the personalities who could lead us back to a decorum of normalcy, Leni is on top of my very short list!
Edgar Lores says
Request permission to quote you.
Feel free to quote me!
Edgar Lores says
Maybe you also believe that Olivia Newton John is the wife of Elton John…. :-)
drill down says
need sharpening, observing and thinking skills. if not, scammers succeed again with same old scam.
One of our challenges is to restore checks and balances! Our institutions are greatly damaged and the remaining ones like COA is under siege!
PRRD needs only a minimum strength as President to meet and solved the troubles. But it looks like PRRD is not even using that minimum strength. What stronger strength does he need? A stronger or strong PRRD becomes risky as over-shooting with it. Then it really becomes uncertain times.
Lady Leni, acc to PRRD, does not have strong and decisive leadership. Thus this Lady Leni is not strong. Who is PRRD liking Bong-Bong? He couldn’t even vote correctly like Sen. Lapid’s vote to oust CJ Corona! Sen. Lapid’s short given reason was: Na i-intidihin ko na! I vote yes to convict. Not Bong-Bong’s long maze speech with end part wrong vote.
Lady Leni will not change PRRD’s leadership but if he cannot even use minimum strength as a leader and he forces the issue, maybe just maybe, Lady Leni will be strong to do it . . . puedi but it dipinds . . . acc to Sen. Paquiao.
PRRD has something missing: minimum minimum minimum – strength only and nothing stronger than that to put one’s trust or more so any belief to that.
drill down says
stongmen aka drama queens are mostly form than function leaders. they are not strong or good leaders because they are not going to make the country better but worse in the end
their penchant for breaking the laws attract those who can buy them to do things for them to get ahead using dirty tactics if necessary. people can be easily fooled because they are easily impressed and diverted by drama.
for democracy to succeed following right and prescribed process is actually as important as the end.
at the moment po, what we have in pinas is demagogy na, demons inc nagkakalat mula sa highest office down to the minions, spreading fear and chaos and loving it, happy as larks they are! all getting more than their 15 minutes of fame. then the downslide, after fame comes infamy, and the accountability they thought they have bypassed.
ang tete a tete ni duterte’t panelo na dust to dust and forgotten: irrelevant. similarly yong tete a tete nina bong marcos at manong enrile na dust to dust din, mocked and spat at, manong setting himself the bigger fool.
edsa is about the people, pero old man getting crazy na rin enrile made edsa all about him. what is wrong with old men? the old man sa highest office is just as crazy, urging coa officials be pushed and thrown downstairs and all because imee marcos is not happy with coa checking her overpriced purchases, stopping her from dipping her hands deeper into the kaban ng bayan in the guise of typhoon ompong relief. even though dswd is already on to it.
not to be outdone, the president’s own communications people are spreading bomb scare in the internet, scaring people form attending edsa. and now, the backlash . . .
Returning to MLQ’s burning in hell
statement as Parekoy reminded
I always find it strange. Now, I get it
that I would rather have a country run like hell by
Filipinos than a country run like heaven by the Americans
was embraced by our political leaders hence as a popular
true-to-false ambition by this country!
We are and will always be in hell.
MLQ despite having lived in the USA as a representative
for the Philippines for its forth coming independence
from USA rule, with a seat in US Congress but
no right to vote, never wanted Philippines to be
part – a State, of the US Union. He found such
dream probably horrible. Unwelcome for the
MLQ, indeed was on that quoted belief of his,
deliberately wanted this country to ‘miss the
boat’ to sail and arrive at a better life for the
Filipinos and not totally be in hell. Just be at
the gates of hell would have probably been
acceptable. Who would have dreamed that
one day, a USA president came from the
Philippine State in Asia. No other State in
the US Union would have been able to
populate like rabbits as Pope Francis’
belief was uttered. Did this Pope really say
Now, going back to speak of being in hell
and thanks to MLQ, our system of governance
in this country has roasted the Filipino people
so many times that the ashes of our beings
can even still continue to populate even more.
A miracle in hell, so to say.
But this whole or hole is already water under
the bridge. We are into the finishing line of the
21st century. Hell in us still need more wood
to fire into its embers. The agonizing burning
continues. Many say the Filipinos are a resilent
race. Maybe it is true indeed on it. We fall into
the burning pit and still can stand up to continue
burning for times without end.
We are enticed to change our way of being burned
by having to adopt another method of burning, into
a federal burning heat. Soon, if this change is
scamming or not, we will find our answer when
we remember MLQ’s words then. Who loves to
be burned in hell? But to recall, after MLQ run
this country before 1941, he went to get a US
general in the person of Douglas MacArthur to
become a Field Marshall for Philippine Army
building of troops. MLQ did not get the type
of Andres Bonifacio nor Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
nor Gen. Gregorio del Pilar. Why was that?
The answer probably is there was no truth in
MLQ’s quote – into the fire we burn like hell.
He longed for America for rescue us from the
Japanese military. This country waited and waited
for years that rescue never came during his
lifetime for the ‘I Shall Return’ quote of Mac. Upon
the return on October 1944, thereafter to July 1946,
this country again ‘missed the boat.’ What was the
end-part of MLQ’s quote? It runs like this:
‘. . . than a government run like heaven by
MLQ knew about heaven under the American
running way of governing. But why did MLQ
refuse for heaven’s sake? He chose for hell’s
sake! But anyway as this thing is already under
hell’s waters for us, can we ran our government
like heaven into the 21st century? Many of our
presidents since July 1946 up to now, is running
us further into hell’s sake.
We are now according to pop’s statistics 100
million PLUS. More wood for the hell we burn.
Can we get out of hell even if we can do it up
to outside of the gates of Hell? Maybe if we
stop fueling more wood to burn in hell we can
Ideas are peaceful but history is violent, as
some say. The big question is: Where do we
start? How do we start? When do we start?
Why would we start? Who will start?
Today, some news papers are blaring it out
that PORK BARREL is being inserted into
the 2019 Budget. If pork is to burn in hell
together with us, hell is to continue to burn
on us. Only a very few can eat this pork
the rest cannot.
Now, think again of MLQ’s choice to burn
in hell. I don’t like to burn in hell. But I do
not know if there is burning in heaven? I
definitely cannot ask MLQ on it for an
answer. Like the rest of us Filipinos, only
we can answer it but never again, believe
a popular quote like MLQ’s, it can get us
into eternal agonizing burning.
Thanks for Parekoy’s reminder
on MLQ’s burning quote. Time to have
a deep pondering on it.
Great retrospection and as a nation we really need time for introspection…
My assessment though of our dire situation:
Our nation is like a condemned but innocent Sisyphus rolling up a huge cubic stone along the steep and slippery spiral steps inside Dante’s inferno…
mlq was mayhap a failed dictator and for a good reason, missed the boatie himself. missed the chance of lording over as well, and got lorded over. mlq knew how to sabotage his own people and thanks to tb, medyo na non event siya. and he was not even boxer, he, he, he.
For Bitter or for Whores!
The joke was on Manuel L. Quezon when he said,
I would rather have a country run like hell by Filipinos than a country run like heaven by the Americans, because however a bad Filipino government might be, we can always change it.
In 1935, MLQ was the first elected President of the Philippines. World War II sent him to exile in the US and died of TB while in exile.
MLQ’s famous quote is actually ominous and a very negative one to begin with and a Freudian slip of how he viewed our politicians!
MLQ was hopeful that our politicians could always change our government for the better! He was only partially correct until Marcos was elected and the needle turned the opposite way!
The country changed indeed, but from bad to worse!
The Philippines is doomed since Marcos imposed Martial Law in 1972!
We had better opportunities when Ninoy Aquino was released and sent to US for medical treatment! Hopeful the nation was, but Marcos, Imelda, Ver, Danding, and Enrile were not going to even let Ninoy set foot on our land alive! This bunch of murderers and plunderers will not even let Ninoy enter the race lost due to their manipulated sham of an election; they are just so full of themselves that they thought they could get away with the murder!
Our people cried and mourned for the murder of the de facto savior! We rallied and showed our displeasure and frustrations and robbing Cory Aquino of her presidency led to the ouster of Marcos and his cabal of murderers and plunderers! Few navigated well and were able to turn their misfortunes into opportunities, like Enrile and Ramos!
Though ‘People Power’ was hailed as a peaceful revolution, I consider it as a dud one! Not a single Marcos blood was spilled to quench the thirst for justice!
Having Cory installed as the President reset the scale from worst to bad! A string of Coup d’états instigated by Enrile and Honasan kept Cory’s administration fragile and the corruption by her Kamaganak Inc. hindered the nation to achieving meaningful progress! The new constitution was made to appease the masses but mired with holes to serve and benefit the oligarchs and political dynasties! Changing the constitution to multiparty system opened the door to strongmen who might appeal to minority but could be elected to power to govern the majority who do not support his politics!
Indeed from Cory to Ramos it had gotten worse and similar to Erap and Gloria!
PNoy’s accidental thrust to the presidency gave hope and tried to reset the clock. PNoy did better than expected and plenty of shenanigans were exposed. He even implicated his administration in the PDAFs and DAP scandals. Corona was impeached and it paved the way to arrest Gloria. Gloria was apprehended and imprisoned. Napoles sang so Enrile and his lover, Bong Revilla, and Jinggoy were jailed! Economy grew and peso was one of the strongest in years! Of course the Manila hostage crisis where eight HK tourists were killed showed that micromanaging and having your incompetent friend in charge was a mistake. Yolanda, though was Romualdezes’ fault of trying to downplay the possible catastrophic outcome, became Aquino’s problem. It was a media failure where Roxas hands on approach was turned into a demolition by his adversaries and the slow response was played to the hilt to damage Aquino’s administration. Mamasapano’s clusterfuck wiped a lot of goodwill that Aquino did for the military by trusting suspended Alan Purisima to manage the operation. But overall the Filipinos were hopeful having the price of common commodities checked and stable. MRT woes and Abaya’s incompetency made hundreds of thousands of votes migrate from Roxas! Still the poor Filipinos who were neglected and did not appreciate that they were left out by the slight recovery in the economy needed to vent their frustrations and had to do something- they have to elect someone who they think will do something about their plight, and Duterte was just happy to fill the void!
There is a Filipino saying, ‘Wala namang mawawala sa dati ng wala!’, meaning what do they have to lose anyway, they only have something to gain by trusting and thrusting Duterte to power! Boy, they were so wrong! The 16 million desperados made a mistake and they are the first one to suffer instead of benefitting! Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs’ is actually a takeover of the drug trade to wrest control and handed it over to Foolong as the ‘King of Drug Lords’! War on Drugs is actually war on the poor and the destruction of the fragile institutions which were primed for gradual reforms due to PNoy’s initiatives! PNP is used as his private death squad; Marcos was allowed to be buried at the LNMB; PCGG is abolished; Gloria’s cases were handled to let her go scot free!; Bongbong is hailed as a would be favored successor; Martial Law is declared in Mindanao and did not follow the constitution on how to implement it and as a dry run for the planned declaration for the whole country!; De Lima was jailed in trumped up charges and the complicit Cons from congress happily took their turn in an orgy of deviant probing of pornographic charges!; Senate was conscripted and enabler and majority of them wanted to play safe to run the clock out until Duterte’s term to expire!; Reputations and principles were sold in exchange for the taste of power and Cayetano and Roque happily offered their betrayals for morsel of power, financial and political advantage to name a few; To control the flow of cases and turn the Supreme Court into a Kangaroo, Sereno needed to be ousted so Gadon and Calida invented the ‘Void ab initio’; Gloria’s appointees led by Teresita De-Castro willingly accused Sereno of petty issues to sully her reputation and fuck the long standing ethics 101 that the accuser/witness can’t be the judge of the same case! Everything went downhill and we still don’t hit the bottom!
What we got is the murder of more than 20,000 thousand lives of the downtrodden! We thought that is the worst that the elected Madman will do! We are again so wrong for Duterte is also an incompetent fucking moron when it comes to economy! He shoved down our throats this TRAIN law and the effect is devasatating! It is literally like the Filipinos are slammed by a roaring TRAIN! If we assume that there is an iota of compassion and reason among our lawmakers, they should be aware of the current sufferings and really alarming rate of the extreme negative effect of the approved TRAIN law, and boy they did not disappoint to disappoint us again- They approved the bill in house formerly known as TRAIN2 and deceptively renamed it TRABAHO! Being hit by a roaring TRAIN put the millions of our poor into coma; TRAIN2 will be their euthanasia!
Recently, Duterte ordered the arrest of Trillanes by reusing Calida’s old formula of ‘Void ab initio’ and engineered Trillanes’ lost/stolen amnesty application! Many people suspected that Calida needed to stop Trillanes from investigating his conflict of interest hundreds of millions of contracts from the government but what really prompted Duterte was that he got wind that Trillanes already planned to also investigate Bong Go’s billion pesos cornering of government contracts in Davao. Bong Go is Duterte’s proxy and partner for moneymaking ventures as well as plundering and money laundering! That was the red line for Duterte and Trillanes needed to be put down and locked up like De Lima! But Trillanes network as well as contacts from State Department warned him of the pending arrest! Duterte’s plan broke down and the element of surprise was taken out! Sympathy for Trillanes grew and the void of leadership for active resistance was filled by Trillanes!
Duterte was desperate and in fit of anger decided to accelerate the declaration of Martial Law to silence and arrest his critics! AFP is divided and the State Department stepped in! The US Ambassador Sung Kim hastily went to Malacanyang to deliver the warning that Duterte should not play with fire, else he will burn himself! The planned declaration of Martial Law to the nation on TV was shelved and replaced with a ridiculous tête-à-tête, which turned out to be ‘Titi sa Titi’ of two old patients from a sanitarium sans the S sofa!
Duterte is suffering from psychosis and the whole country is affected by his decisions! What is unknown to many is that Duterte is dying from cancer. It metathesized already and his facial skin color can’t hide the effects from treatment as well as the invasion of cancerous cells!
Duterte is running out of time and would like to live until Inday Sarah has secured a seat at the Senate to protect his family’s stolen fortune and Foolong’s insulation from arrest due to drug cases! Duterte is also working with Marcos to win his protest at the PET, which is now populated with Gloria’s appointees and Marcos loyalists!
That is where we are, my brothers and sisters! We are not better, but being tormented by the possibility of stolen presidency by bitter a loser like Marcos and ruled by political whores!
In the end, I think Leni Robredo will be our next president!
I know Leni, she has a kind heart and a fairly have the smarts relatively better than Duterte and Cory Aquino! She will rule justly and with genuine compassion! She has the interest of not only the ordinary Filipinos but will put more attention for the downtrodden! She is our best hope to reset the clock and start a long recovery from all the bad lucks we imposed on ourselves! If she is not destined for the job, maybe Trillanes could fill up her seat!
Duterte is so competitive that he would like to outdo MLQ’s incestuous relationship. If MLQ had a sexual relationship with his first cousin, Duterte has a sexual relationship with his …
There are rumors that Gloria has a plan for a comeback to Malacanyang!
1. Be installed as the Speaker of the House-Checked!
2. Derail Duterte’s Presidency by sowing effective discontent among the masses. TRAIN2 passed at the House-Checked!
3. Oplan Double Barrel – In case of Duterte’s incapacity or death, assassinate Leni and Sotto!
If Tyrion Lannister is the most powerful dwarf in GOT, Gloria is the most powerful dwarf in the Philippines!
derail the scammers! run for the boondocks and toss the dwarves off the cliff, he, he, he.
what else is new with gma? nothing new po. just continuation of past deeds, been resting kasi sa veterans, been inactive volcano. time to ransack the kaban ng bayan – again! nangangati na naman ang mga kamay! gotta grab billions of money, billions and billions. economist yan and the sound of gold bullion being counted is love song inamorata. one gold bullion for the nation and twenty gold bullion for her. one for the nation and twenty for her.
on her release from hospital arrest, gma donated one dialysis machine sa veterans, when with the amount of money na nakulimbat niya, she could have donated two dozens such dialysis machines!
and as usual, happy kaayo ang veterans, so grateful at halos nagkandarapa ang staff!
gma stayed around 5 yrs sa veterans, may sariling private room siya, and being cared for 24/7. presumably, the sum total of her care is equivalent to one dialysis machine, he, he, he.
sorry if I miscalculated, it’s the bokbok sa kanin I’ve eaten. makes for deficient IQ yang bokbok.
She got plenty of the other machines which she provided Garci: DAYALYSIS machines!
She’s been awful quiet lately.
Calm before the storm…
And what is the name of the storm?
By the way, I miss your debates with baycas.
Borrowing from American parlance:
I miss that too. He is one of the few here who are hopeless romantics like me, but I respect why he chose Duterte…
those were the days, my friend, I wish they never end, and so goes the song. well, lest baycas has something to smile about, the neanderthal got memories of the past enriched and made superb by fellow skirmishers here.
now, baycas has the likes of mocha, andanar, panelo ang the one na mukhang uling na. wont be long before baycas ay magmukhang uling rin. follow the leader! back to the cave, he, he, he.
How about calling the storm
as Pa Balik-balik Sa Apoy’
I will be very happy if indeed
she retire but… but… but… is the
the 55 billion storm, way to clean out the kaban ng bayan. and senate is playing storm chaser!
A pork P55 Billion pesos inserted is discovered by Senators!
They ( so far -‘they’ – only Two (2) of them ] will disapprove it.
How about the rest of them? Still thinking about it? Calm is
As I said somewhere here, stealers are aided by law also – the 2019 Budget Law. What is this law? The KABAN law of the people. Only 2 senators to oppose will not be enough!
This insertion may again go all the way up to SC. There another rule by the numbers. TRAIN2 was approved in the Lower House. Now, we wait for the OCTOBER STORM on
P55 Billion steal.
Ang daya talaga! Nogra! lis dyan!
duquemarino uddquemarino says
Could the storm be SAGO? SA (ra and bong) GO, devastating!!
Cooking up something.
I made a mistake…
It already ended, so he had a sexual relationship with his…
quiet si gma, sucking sour lemons yata, the militant four kasi, sina lisa masa et al, ay nakalusot sa sacrificial pyre so soon after gma became speaker of the bokbok house. so, nothing for gma to celebrate and be happy about, magmantinir na lang siya sa insertions worth 55 billions!
Thank you for your capsule history, Parekoy.
I’m intrigued by the last part.
Let’s see if what you just said turn out to be the truth.
I’m equally intrigued on which ‘last part’ you are referring to?
Chit Navarro says
The PS on the competitive-ness with MLQ…
I made a mistake…
It already ended, so he had a sexual relationship with his…
what ended can be renewed. sobrang keen yang isa, gustong full basbas yata lalo na’t 2019 election is coming. keen and being traveling companion na, putting self forward na and no longer lurking in the background, lumantad na.
I’m intrigued on the second to the last para: “In the end, I think Leni Robredo will be our next president!”
dahil ba dito @ parekoy? totoo ba ito? Duterte ‘trial’ in Belgium over rights abuses just ‘propaganda’ – Palace
propaganda lang ba ito kagaya ng press release ni roque?
ICC is a separate issue but not the reason why Duterte will be no longer President…Duterte will no longer be around to serve his punishment…Bato will claim that he was just following orders from Duterte so he has a fifty-fifty chance of being acquitted at the ICC…
There are three looming scenarios why Duterte will not finish his term…
1. Die of Natural cause
2. Die of Unnatural cause
The first two are imminent…
Parekoy, your capsule is one ICMB rocket flying out of its Silo! Loaded with 16 million multiple warheads with Laser auto targeting. DARPA cannot be of any help to shoot down this rocket. What is its name?
I can give it a name – PareVai excalibre = Parekoy’s Void ab initio.
I intermittently checked this blog and glad to read your contributions!
I hope @baycas join us again and bring back the intensity of debates we had before!
In my own little way, I shared a capsule of history.
There might be a little capsule which might change the course of our history…
Yep! We all miss baycas. Even Raissa too! A lot of capsules were flying around. The fun capsulized.
Who invested capsules by the way? It has indeed given a lot of change in history on us and of the world at large. China got away with it with Its ‘Nine-Dash-Lines’ on those capsule islands. Capsules small objects but horrible.
Capsules in missiles loaded with nukes to change history. So, though little it is actually huge when it works out.
Be here even after the October Storm. Contributions are gladness. Sharing by capsules.
Always looking forward to your posts here with regards to the whispers in the palace.
I remember D30 dismissing Sara’s revelation that she’s a rape victim herself.
Doesn’t sound like MLQ3.
Definitely not MLQ3!
My grammar is defective. MLQ3 style is urbane and mine is street corner conversational…
Titbits from Penafrancia…
Leni lacks machinery in Bicol but she does not need it since her reputation does not need machinery to spread. She has the IT factor in Bicol and that IT factor is now creeping beyond Bicol and into Metro Manila and all over the country…Aquino’s LP is taking care of the machinery for Leni…This coming elections will be a referendum between Duterte and Leni…Plenty of Senatorial applicants are applying at the opposition side now that Duterte is no longer popular with the hungry masses…It is equally entertaining whenever Nonoy challenges El Ray to a fistfight and taunts El Ray as faggot…
Trilla is a shining star and he is a formidable force in the next Presidential Elections…Trilla has the backing of the US, which is a huge endorsement…Trilla will check the Chinese invasion and recover US loss in their China Sea playground…
Rolando Andaya’s shouting match in the house of thieves showed the Aquila Legis aggressive stance and street brawl style of fighting! Luckily Nograles is an Aquilan brod so it was settled quickly, but not the skirmish with El Rey Villafuerte.
Rolando Andaya is giving the Villafuertes a run for their money! Ubusan ng nakulimbat! They are playing one-upmanship and the voters they are courting have their field day of entertainments and manna…
Duterte ordered to step-up liquidation of suspected pushers and users in Camarines Sur to fit his narrative that it is a hotbed of drugs…bodies are now falling…
VP Leni Robredo should start something
for the forthcoming 2019 elections. Like
saying something short to address for
the votes to come in:
. . . ‘Vote LPs for senators! We will stop the killings!’
. . . ‘Stay away from China! We are Filipinos!’
. . . ‘We will stop cushing God! Vote for God!’
. . . ‘Ang konsensya niyo. . . itupad nyo!’
. . . ‘Sunog tayo sa impyerno! Wag dyan!’
. . . ‘Palitan sa Kongresso! Isama ang Senado! Tayo na!’
. . . ‘Hanapin ang bahaghari [rainbow] Mag hari tayo!’
. . . ‘Mag sama tayo! Huliin ang mga kawatan!’
. . . ‘Palitan itong gobyerno! Atin gobyerno ngayun!’
. . .’Wag mag pa iwan! Lahat tayo maki alam!’
and so forth. . . for VP Leni Robredo and LP’s slogan.
Consultants are now working with focus groups on what are the effective slogans…
Team Robredo para sa Matinong Pagbabago!
PILOSOPONG TASYO says
It all boils down to this: CORRUPTION
. . . just this one word and CORRUPTION answers
Many believes in God but there is BUT: where is God? Isa
na si Duterte.
Many believes that stealing is wrong but will God stop him/her
from stealing? Where is God? Isa pa rin si Duterte nito.
If God is not around, you can steal all around! Where is God again?
There is no God. My God is not your God. Your God is different
from my God. Duterte pa rin!
Has God shown any people that God punishes stealers in their
life times always? Nah. God is not that way. God waits.
Thieves. Who are thieves? They are those who steal. They steal
because God is not stopping them from stealing. How true it is.
Corrupts. Who are corrupts? Thieves are corrupts. They steal also.
Corrupts are sophisticated stealers. There are laws aiding them
how to steal and God is not there to repeal the law. So, steal you can.
The number of corrupt-stealers are much very much greater than
non-corrupt-stealers. The former postpones their fear of God to a
later date baka kung sakali may Pari to give them absolution.
Like tonight’s TV, Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao again. Floyd
Jr. is a punch-stealer. He steals 1 or two punches and run away for
another punch to steal. Pacquiao is different. He does not steal any
punches but really gives it 1,2,3,4 to 5 punches and just steps back
no running away. If the Ring is just as half big of a football field
one will see Floyd Jr. at near the other end after stealing 1-2 punches.
Is Floyd, Jr. any different from political corrupt-stealers? Nah! The latter
after stealing runs away from the spot looted, as far as it can be and waits
for another day. Marcos, did he steal? Nah! He plundered only. He was
helped to run away and he did run away to exile. Why his plundered lot
was inherited by his family members without being permanently exiled
is another mystery. They came back. They saw. And they are here again
for another time to steal. There is yet no law stripping the citizenship of
corrupt-stealers and having them permanently exiled. Nothing yet to
that. Should there be a law on it? There should be.
That’s why EDSA 1 was ‘ a dud one!’ according to Parekoy.
Cory and her Administration really missed the boat on this. The
revo gov’t she installed failed totally to put a stop-gap on stealers
and plunderers. Not even in the 1987 Constitution’s provisions
on Marcos’ plunder was enough as solution. Marcos passed away
but his family came back anyway. The plunderer lot is not to be
given away. It has to be kept intact all the way. Now, I say, a LAW
should be the only way: Strip stealers’ their citizenships and exile
all of them come what may. We cannot wait for God to do this in
So, PILOSOPONG TASYO, you are right – Boil All Corrupts
Boil all the corrupts ’til there is no more boiling water.
drill down says
the closest thing to god you will ever have is the constitution. when constitution is not protected and followed there is no god only fake heroes.
From quo warranto to void ab initio, D30’s way of weakening our political system.
ahem, baka it’ll back fire on him and for once, baka pumuti ang mukhang nangingitim! mamuti sa takot? no, manuti sa shock po. never seen a man digging his own crematorium, he, he, he. weakening talaga our political system and at the same time po offering hisself on the funeral pyre, and lighting it!.
who will vote dutere’s pdp laban party now? sara’s hukbong ng mga recycled is not better, continuation lang yan ng galis ng ama, nuka ng ama.
also, that roque ought to be castrated,he, he, he, for insubordination. palaging undermining the president, going over the president’s words, like his words are better than the president’s! ingon ni roque, sabi ni roqueng taba, dont take the president’s words seriously, take roque’s seriously instead. listen more to roque and listen less to the president. so roque is boss now, the president is co-incidental at beside the point na lang.
where am I? ah, yes, duterte really knows how to weaken our political system and creating the rot within. kinakalawang tuloy ang mukha niya. nangingitim. health sec duque ought to talk to duterte and give advice on how to alleviate the discoloration. morag kabang nga iro si duterte , spotted dog, aha, dalmatian!
apparently, may panibaong addition ang security ni durterte, gone to the dogs na, he, he, he. may additional canines on patrol, sniffing the enemies, I bet, the dogs cannot sniff the chinese spies.
who knows? maybe the dogs can sniff the drug duterte is using. good dogs. bang! dogs gone.
Warning to me.
NEVER READ ARC WHILE DRINKING COFFEE.
I nearly choked on my coffee when I read this part of what you wrote –
begging your pardon po, the long line made me do it. long line to buy nfa rice, waiting for my turn and humming a song after song after song, and then my mind wanders. lo and behold!
Roque is a rookie in a hurry.
For all imaginable and unimaginable
reasons, If and when Hurry Roque runs for senator,
give him and their line up candidates, hell!
Lumayo tayo sa hukbong!
Hugpong ng mga ulupong!
HA HA HA!
. . . hugpong ng mga ulupong. . .
A good slogan indeed!
Imagine Sarah D. to be a senator in 2019. Her dad is staggering in the
rule of law. What will she be? She will ‘strangol’
the rule of law. Mayor pa lang and she can slappong even a court sheriff doing his duty. Lawyer pa naman. The carpetbaggers do not mind this as long as they can ride along to get rich for long. The ignorant voters will be HopAlongKisiKisyDi without knowing her and the ulupongs.
Watch Out! You ignorants you are warned now. This is said once not twice – do not be ulupongs!
This will appeal to nationalist and Filipinos fed up of China occupying our territories and a zing against Bong Go:
Ang Pilipinas ay para sa Pilipino, hindi para sa Tsino!
my opn…that’s a good one!
Sundan ng: TSINO Ka?