UNDER FIRE

PERSONAL: A former officemate has been jobless for months. She’s getting desperate. In the hope of landing a job in government, she’s planning to change her surname to Abad.


Four Posts
Lawmakers have criticized the recent appointment of the members of the Abad family in key government posts. Ex-congressman and former DepEd chief Florencio “Butch” Abad is the new budget secretary. His daughter Julia is the chief of the Presidential Management Staff or PMS while his son, Luis has been appointed chief of staff of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. Abad’s wife, Henedina is the representative of the lone district of Batanes and is the incoming vice chairman of the House appropriations committee. President Aquino may be single but his administration has its own First Family.


Security for SONA
At least 3,000 anti-riot policemen will be deployed when President Noynoy Aquino delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 26. You know what that means? Tiba-tiba na naman ang McDonald’s! Wohoo!

Pagcor & McDonald’s
Reports say a check amounting to 21.1 millions pesos was released last June 28 to reimburse former Pagcor chairman Efraim Genuino for food purchases at McDonald’s that were “donated” to the NCR Police Office. Again, that’s 21.1 million pesos worth of meals from McDo! And we still wonder why many cops are overweight?

Based on receipts issued by McDonald’s, former Pagcor chairman Efraim Genuino ordered food on eight separate days – January 15, March 11, April 5, April 14, May 4, May 12, May 13 and June 3. In another news dismissed by Genuino as irrelevant, supporters of his son Erwin who lost in the mayoral race in Makati City have reportedly launched a boycott against McDonald’s saying, “Sawang-sawa na kami sa McDo. Noong panahon ng kampanya wala nang pinakain sa ‘min kundi McDo!”

Light Bites
Q: Ano ang favorite commercial jingle ng mga pulis?
A: Pa-pa-ra-pa-pa… love ko tong!

Yusoph’s Son
A son of Comelec Commissioner Elias Yusoph who was kidnapped in Marawi City last month has been released. The Philippine National Police denied reports that ransom was paid to the kidnappers… although McDonald’s-Marawi confirmed that 2 million-peso worth of cheeseburgers were ordered by an unidentified group of armed men immediately after Yusoph’s release.

Congressman Mikey
Voting 4-2 with one abstention, the Commission on Elections en banc allowed Mikey Arroyo to sit as representative of “Ang Galing Pinoy” party-list, which claims to represent among others, security guards in Congress. To prove that he’s serious about his advocacy, Mikey reportedly vowed to work on graveyard shift.

The Commission on Elections has allowed former presidential son Mikey Arroyo to sit in Congress. Rumors say Mikey has already drafted his first bill: “An Act Penalizing the Violators of the ‘No ID, No Entry’ Policy.”

SC and Plagiarism
Supreme Court associate justice Mariano del Castillo who penned the decision on a case filed by a group of comfort women has been of accused of plagiarizing from the Yale Law Journal and the Western Reserve Journal of International Law and a portion of a book by the Cambridge University Press. Del Castillo has denied the allegation but vows to pay for the act if proven otherwise… by donating cash to the basketball program of his alma mater, the Ateneo De Manila University.

Supreme Court associate justice Mariano del Castillo who penned the decision on a case filed by a group of comfort women has been of accused of plagiarism, or as Manny V. Pangilinan would call it, “borrowing.”

Charice and Belo
News that Vicki Belo performed a cosmetic procedure on pop sensation Charice Pempengco became the 6th most discussed topic worldwide on Twitter.com Monday night. Belo felt an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. A few years back, a cosmetic surgery done on her own face was a hit on AwfulPlasticSurgery.Com.

A footage of Charice Pempengco getting Botox injection was featured on the Hollywood entertainment show The Daily 10. They showed Charice’ old and new face, and then they showed the face of her sponsor Vicki Belo, the living proof that the procedure can go horribly wrong.
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Author: professionalheckler

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95 thoughts on “UNDER FIRE”

    1. ang buhay ay paka-palan lang ng mukha. kung ndi ka makapal, ndi ka uusad… pero totoo ka ndi siya mukhang sekyu..punta ka ng saudi, maloka ka sa mga gwapong sekyu..akala mo mga artista; sobrang macho at gwapo. at take note ang mga kotse..lexus, at mercedez ..naloka ako d2 mga sa mga sekyu namin, sa true lang! 😀

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  1. Bata pa si Charice para magpa-Botox. Hindi bale sana kung may diperensiya ang mukha niya, eh. Doon siya nakil;ala sa mukhang ‘yunh subalit ang hinangaan sa kanya ang ‘yung powerful voice niya, di ba?

    Pero okey naman ang cosmetic surgery, eh.

    Di ba nagmukhang si Pamela Underwear si goyang noong magparetoke ng dapang dede? ‘Yun nga laang, ibes na ‘yung dodo niya ang umalsa, ‘yung nunal ang nagparang namagang pigsa.

    Pangit nga yata ‘yang pagpaparetoke.

    Teka, sabi nila epektibo daw yang pagpapaturok ng botox, ah.

    Tingnan niyo si Brenda, ‘yung mukha n’ya nagmukhang batok!

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  2. Voting 4-2 with one abstention, the Commission on Elections en banc allowed Mikey Arroyo to sit as representative of “Ang Galing Pinoy” party-list, which claims to represent among others, security guards in Congress. – PH

    Ay, gaknown? Is that really so?

    Anak ng takme ng kabayo! Pahele hele pa ang mga sinalibad ng lintek, ipoproklama din pala ‘yung mandurugas na kabayo.

    Bah, hindi lang lokohan ‘yan. Ginagago na nila ang buong sambayanang Pilipino.

    Saan ka nakakita ng mga sikyo at traysikol drayber na ang kinatawan ay hindi naman hinete kundi tae lang ng kabayo?

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    1. why pick on mikey? look around and list down non-millionaire nominees/reps of PL – even those coming from the so-called progressive blocks. not to discriminate the marginalized sector, but how can they vigorously fight for their flight if the ones representating them are reduced to being observers in congressinal debates or committee hearings.

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      1. Ang tanong lang naman dyan eh kung marginalized ba si mikey mouse.

        If we allow these opportunists to take advantage of the system, then we have also also allowed the Constitutional provision on representation of the marginalized to become a FARCE.

        Let the marginalized represent the marginalized in congress. If they are not vocal in congress, that’s their problem.

        Anyway, papayag ako kay Mikey na umupo dyan provided mag-double duty din sya as sekyu halimbawa sa MRT. Makatikim sya ng hirap na dinadaanan ng sekyu. O di marginalized na din sya. Heheh

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      2. coach – kaano ano mo ang mga arroyo?

        Mikey Arroyo is a PRIMARY example of how the Party List systems has gone to the DOGS. How can a former incumbent congressman during the May 10 2010 elections, former Presidential Son, Former Actor and a Millionaire who by the way has enough money to purchase a house in San Francisco and buy his mistress another be representing a marginalized sector??? Aber sige nga? You should be one to know one…parang magnanakaw din yan…kabisado ng mga Arroyo yan LOL ang pagnanakaw.

        At saka naman, the Arroyo’s are beyond makapal ang mukha..ano ilan sila sa Congress?? Apat? Gloria, Mikey, Datu at yung bayaw ni Gloring..san ka pa? Mga swapang yang mga hinayupak na yan..considering wala pa dyan sa listahan yung SWAPANG Ma-yor na si Big Mike LOL <– tagal nya mamatay noh??? LOL

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  3. Ibinigay na ‘yang hitsura n’ya na ‘yan sa kanya ng Diyos, bakit kailangan pang pakialaman? Boses niya ang hinangaan ng madlang pipol all over the world around and kilala na nila ang mukha niya. Ngayong binago, baka manibago ang mga taong humahanga kay Charice. Hindi kaya maulit ang diyalog ni Cherie Gil sa isang eksena sa pelikula ni Maganastar, ang “Bituing Walang Ningning” na paborito ni PH, ang: “You’re just a trying hard copycat”?

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      1. MPRivera (23:05:19) :

        Ibinigay na ‘yang hitsura n’ya na ‘yan sa kanya ng Diyos, bakit kailangan pang pakialaman?

        —-juice ko ang Panginoon pa ngayon ang may kasalanan kung bkit chaka si charice.. eh kung nagpa-canton ba ang nanay ni Charice sa mga gwapo di sana wa na visit kay Belo… 😀
        ..kaya nga nilikha ng Dyos ang cosmetic surgery para yung mga chaka (dhil sa wa pili ang mga parents nila ng partners) ay gaganda… kaya nga kayod ng husto para maypang-bayad para gumanda!

        kung wa ka pera at wa kaganda… sori na lang!

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      2. salbahe’ng dalawang ire.

        ako ang pinagbuntunan.

        naaawa din lamang ako kay charice dahil baka kung ano ang mangyari sa hitsura nu’ng bata bunga ng pakikialam ni viki bilot. baka kasi bandang huli ay matulad si charice kay viki na hindi na halos maidilat ang mata, hindi n’yo ba napapansing parang pinipilit lang niyang magpantalaysing eyes sapagkat malapit nang mahulog ang kanyang mga mata?

        kahit mukhang pancake pa si charice, okey lang. ‘yung boses naman niya ang gusto ng tao, eh.

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  4. I think it is unfortunate that Luis Abad’s being an Abad is taken against him in this case because pound for pound, the young man is worthy of the post. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Ateneo (batch 2007?). If there are to be exceptions to charges of nepotism, he should be one of them. His being an Abad should be regarded as incidental. He is highly qualified for the post. (I am no apologist for the Abads, they don’t know me, but let’s be fair.)

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      1. But does Noynoy know them? Do they have the trust and confidence of Noynoy?

        Let us leave the President alone with his choices. After all, it will be his responsibility how his appointees perform.

        Enough of the heckling and sour-graping. In 2016 you’ll have your chance again to choose your president.

        In the meantime, manood na lang muna kayo.

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      2. Coats naman, yang ibang mga summa cum laudes na yan, I don’t think they will work for the government, what with the meager salary a government employee earn sa Pinas?

        Let’s just give the Abads a chance to prove that they are indeed highly qualified and deserving of the post entrusted to them.

        Malay mo, in the long run, Agood at hindi pala Abad ang dapat naging apelyido nila.

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    1. The Abads are not earning meager income from their posts considering extras and the CDF. If you want to see honor graduates earning low salaries, go to UP Faculty Center. If PNoy wanted qualification, then open recruitment should have been done. If government employment is just a matter of trust, then lets throw out the civil service based on merit and use nepotism. This positions political rewards to the Abads and there is nothing more to it.

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    1. Inis ka pero binoto mo ‘yung nanay na mukhang askal as kinawatan ng second district ng Pampanga?

      Hindi na kayo naawa sa buong sangkapinuyan?

      Kulang pa ba ‘yung siyam na taon nila sa malakanyang? Hindi pa ba sapat ‘yung kanilang ninakaw?

      Bakit nagpauto kayo kay gloria macagarapal arrovo?

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    2. Why pick only on mikey??? All partylist representatives and nominees of all partylist that participated should be scrutinized. Double standard kayo e, dapat lahatin, wag lang iisa ang binabanatan. I’m not a pro arroyo, pero kung iisa lang lilinisin mo, marami pang kalat na di mo nakikita, kasi sa harap mo ka lang tumitingin. Tingnan din natin ang paligid.

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      1. hindi lang naman si mikey d’horseshit ang tumbok kaya ganu’n na lang ang pag-ayaw namin sa kanya, eh.

        imadyin mong ilang silang arrovo sa tonggreso? kaya tama ka din sa tinuran mo, eh. dapat hindi lang si mikey. isama na din ‘yung ibang makakapal ang mukhang arrovo.

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    1. Wag naman puro sa akin ibunton ang sisi, no?

      FYI, si Charice ang pumunta sa akin at gusto nga nyang pabawasan ang mala-monay nyang fez. Baka raw kasi di magkasya sa screen pag nagshoot na siya para sa Glee.

      in the same manner, kinaya naman ni Hayden Kho na sikmurain ang pagmumukha at katawan kong plastic….. so bakit ako ang sisisihin mo?

      Haller?

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  5. Sa tingin ko tuwing may nananalo sa PAGCOR ang sigaw ng mga pulis doon ay “pa cheeseburger ka naman! cheese burger! cheese burger!”. Pero seriously, 21 million pesos in 6 months? we could have allotted that to the real hungry filipinos as described in the latest surveys.

    Mikey does not write his own bills so why can’t a real security guard, taxi driver, or tricyle driver be the true representative? Doon kaya niya ibubuhos ang pork barrel niya sa mga sekyu at drivers?

    Anyway, great article PH!

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  6. hahaha mister heckler, alam mo ba na ang gitlfriend ni erwin genuino ay ang anak ni villar??? ano kaya pinag uusapan nilang dalawa? kung ilan na nakaw ng tatay nila? kung sino mas magaling at mas malaki ang nananakaw? hohohoho!
    daming pera siguro. na blind item pa sila sa abante nuong June. binigyan daw ni genuino si villar ng hermes! buti na lang hindi hamborjer!

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  7. hayy naku, ano bang mga interests ng mga sekyu at trike drivers na kailangan pang iparada sa kongreso at pagkaabalahan sa sesyon? nakaangkla naman sa mga sekyu agencies yung una. Etong mga trisiklistas, di ba under the mayor’s office yan pero oftimes naman e me sarili silang mundo. aba’y sila ang nagtatakda ng kanilang mga hair-raising fare rates sa bawat blokeng pinaghahatiran nila ng pasahero. debah? ano pa namang bill na pang-abala sa kongreso ang masusulat ni ka mikey, aber, hah?!

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    1. ay maalala ko… nakasakay na ba si mikey sa traysikel? o nakaranas na ba sya makulong sa dagat ng lungkot sa gabing magdamag ng kristmas day na walang kausap sa isang saradong factory dahil nakabakasyon lahat ng empleyado at nag-eenjoy ng holiday sa labas? ala’y subukan gani! anong bill ililitanya nya, paabolish ang mga toda-toda sa bawat bloke ng karsada para sa mga traysiklista, o kaya eh ipaabolish na ang graveyard shift sa mga sekyu para maexempt na ang mga sekyu sa dagat ng magdamag na pangungulila? wanna bet?

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  8. @ belisema
    serious ka sa sinabi mo tungkol sa pakapalan ng mukha?
    if yes, i beg to dis-agree, e ano ngayon sa iyo di ba? hahaha

    @rainier_gonzalo
    “Enough of the heckling and sour-graping” no, we are not ,
    we are serious, only, in the form of heckling but not sour-
    graping…

    at hindi pwede na manuod na lang muna tayo, ano? between
    now and 2016? hindi kaya mapanis laway natin? but seriously,
    hindi maaari, kailangan makilahok, makibaka kahit wala rin
    tayong magagawa dahil discretion nga ni noynoy, but just the
    same….

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  9. San ka naman nakakita ng part sekyu, part trysikol driver na nakasakay sa escalade at anak ng dating pangulo ng bansa?? Tarantado rin talaga tong Comelec eh. Mga mukhang pera talaga! Sana ikamatay nyo yang pera na binigay sa inyo mga hindot kayo. Kasama ka na Mikey Mouse hindot ka! Magsama kayo ng nanay at tatay mo! Pero akin na lang asawa mo, mapapakinabangan pa yan. Masakit ba? Punyeta ka mag duty ka na! Remember, NO ID NO ENTRY! wahaha…

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  10. Mr. PH,

    If I have the power and about to abolish the party list system, but before doing that, I will ask you to name a single party list representative who has done CONCRETE actions (not just motherhood statements) to improve the lives of the marginalized sector that they represent, can you give me one?

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