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COMMUNICATORS

29 07 2010


Communications Group
President Aquino’s much-ballyhooed Communications Group will have two leaders – broadcast journalist Ricky Carandang and columnist Herminio Coloma. In appointing two heads, the President hopes to clearly relay his message to the public; draw feedback from them, and silence the warring factions in his government.

SONA Leak
Some palace reporters believe somebody in Malacañang gave ABS-CBN an advance copy of President Aquino’s speech last Monday. According to the Inquirer, ABS-CBN’s Facebook account posted a copy of the President’s speech even before he could finish his SONA. In another news dismissed by ABS-CBN as totally irrelevant, Ricky Carandang and Ces Drilon have been voted as News & Public Affairs’ most beautiful couple.

SONA Leak II
Reports say a copy of President Aquino’s SONA was leaked to ABS-CBN last Monday… something that’s not surprising since ABS-CBN is a government station.

Three Spokesmen
The President will soon have three spokespersons: Herminio Coloma, Edwin Lacierda, and Ricky Carandang. One to create the message; another to fine-tune it, and a third to leak it.

THIS JUST IN! Unverified reports say the Communications Group will soon produce a TV show for President Noynoy Aquino. The program will be similar to Mrs. Arroyo’s “The Working President.” It will be called, “The Shooting President.”


NFA & Rice
Angelito Banayo, the new administrator of the National Food Authority said the agency’s recent inventory showed there are no rotten rice stocks in its warehouses. But another inventory showed there still are rotten officials left in NFA offices.

NFA & Rice II
Assuring that the country has sufficient rice stocks up to the end of the year, NFA administrator Lito Banayo said, “Naliligo po kami sa bigas” – to which MWSS executives said, “Wala kayo sa amin. Naliligo kami sa bonuses.”


Pacquiao’s Speech
In his first privilege speech as a member of Congress, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao quoted a line from the Hollywood film “Spiderman,” ring announcer Michael Buffer, and American poet Robert Frost. And everyone agreed – his speech was more shocking than the president’s.

Pacquiao’s Speech II
In flawless English, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao delivered Tuesday his first ever privilege speech. Pacquiao was interrupted at least five times by applause, and thrice to look up a word in the dictionary.

Accurate Polls
According to random manual audit conducted by the National Statistics Office, results of the May 10 automated elections were 99.6 percent accurate, or as former senator Mar Roxas would insist, “It’s 0.4 percent wrong!”

Announcement
Are you a drug user who plans to travel abroad? Do you carry 26.1 grams of cocaine and two tablets of diazepam? Worry no more! NAIA security will never detect you!

Rumors say some friends of Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson who is still languishing in a Hong Kong correctional facility want him to get treatment when he is released. Nope, not the type offered by NAIA; not special treatment.

Top 5 Sayings for Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson

No. 5: Hindi lahat ng kumikinang ay foil.

No. 4: Aanhin pa ang damo kung cocaine na ang uso

No. 3: Batu-bato sa langit, ang tamaan ay addict!

No. 2: Ang lumalakad nang matulin, may ‘tinatagong cocaine

And the No 1. saying for Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson…

To err is human, to sniff is divine.

Makati Condo Problem
Do you still remember the gas leak at the West Tower condominium in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City? At press time, investigators have yet to identify the source of the leak… although Ricky Carandang is now a suspect.
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“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”
~Epictetus

Survey Says…
Were you shocked by President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address?
– Oo naman! Shocking talaga! 31%
– Sus! Anong shocking do’n? 57%
– I didn’t hear it. Walang TV sa office. Hmpf! 12%

We have a new survey. Please vote now.

Have a safe weekend everyone!

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70 responses

29 07 2010
kebs

maglagay na rin kaya ng bomb sniffing dogs sa congress?

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29 07 2010
kebs

i mean “drug” hindi bomb.

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30 07 2010
topdog

dogs can’t sniff a crocodile. Much less hundreds of them…

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29 07 2010
BAROK

panalo ang top 5!

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29 07 2010
nashty

props to pacman also for his citations! di yan plagiarized! 😀

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29 07 2010
mae23md

napansin ko lang, wala masyadong news kay singson.
sa pagpasok ni carandang, good luck sa GMA7

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29 07 2010
Hannah

Let us focus on how we (mga mamamayanng Pinoy) can do our share to help. I am confident that with everybody’s little help would make it more easier for P.Noy to do his job. Ireklamo agad mga corrupt para mahuli agad sila. Puede?

Baka puede yun mga pasaway diyan eh tigilan na ang tiwaling gawain. Mga sanay tumanggap ng pera out of corruption, magising kayo please! Tama na!

Dami naman puedeng gawin maganda at igaganda ng buhay. Tigilan ng ang pansariling isip. Buong mundo naka-tingin sa Pilipinas hindi lang sa Presdente Noynoy.

Ang mga mamayan ay dapat maging sentibo na lahat na tao dapat pantay sa pagtanggap ng sinasaging basic services.

At sana naman tigilan na ang expectation ng iba at yun mga sanay sa special treatment. Pareho lang tayo naka-apak sa lupa di ba?

Napaka-inspiring ang mga sinabi ni P.Noy sa kanyang unang SONA. Maraming salamat po!

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29 07 2010
maxlip

“At sana naman tigilan na ang expectation ng iba…”
Huh? Ang ibig nyo po bang sabihin ay, “bahala ka na Mr. President kung paano mo patatakbuhin ang ating gobyerno, wala na kaming expectation.” Ganun po ba?

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30 07 2010
Paul

The Supreme Court just found out that Hacienda Luisita had been cheating on their workers on their 13th month pay for 30 years. Is this the part that the Conjuangco-Aquino family is suppose to do?

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29 07 2010
promdi

LOL sa 3 spokesmen! ala eh, litong-lito na ang Malacanang press corps dahil iba yung sinasabi ni lacierda sa pronuouncement nina ricky; it’s either advance or late notice by either of them, whoever talks first… ay, kakaloka…! in fairness, si ricky full-grown sec na ang arrive; di na mukhang anchorman… he he he.
hala, vamos a ver kung hindi ma-apply diyan sa malacanang comm group ang famous punchline ng ring announcer na si Michael Buffer…. “let’s get ready to rrrummble…!” guduck, malacanang press corps!

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29 07 2010
Hannah

Super agree ako ng may Communicators. Simpleng tao kayang abutin mga dapat malaman sa gobyerno.

Ang ganga ng kanila objectives.

Para maipalam sa lahat kung ano ang ginagawa ng Administrasyon;

Para isang tanggapan na puede rin tumanggap ng feedback mula sa mamamayan.

Ito ang gusto ko. Okay.

Salamat po!

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30 07 2010
DEL

Super agree ako ng may Communicators. — BOOOOOOO, walang credibilidad mga yan. Si carandang? Nagkamali na kay Federico Pascual, nagleak pa sa ABS…. hahaha

Kagalang galang ba yan? Propagandist, masquerading as Journalist…. Naninira ng tao, para mapabango ang kanyang boss.

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31 07 2010
mike

Kala ko boobs lang nag leleak pati pala si carandang?? mukha ba syang suso??

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30 07 2010
topdog

hindi lang po tatlo ang spokesmen. Nanood ako ANC RUNDOWN yesterday. Magaling magdepensa si Ces Drilon kung bakit dapat ang MRT/LRT fare hike…

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30 07 2010
kaye

I’d give the people behind Noynoy a grade of 100% in conditioning his contituents’ minds… magaling magaling! see? people are ready to accept anything his administration comes up with.

ok lang sana kung iisa ang mensaheng sinasabi nila…sana nga ganun palagi para di naman nalilito ang mga simpleng mamamayan…

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29 07 2010
promdi

On cong.singson… blush-blush naman at kahiya to the max ang NAIA security sa counterpart nya sa Hongkong! pati ba naman xray nila defective? Deja vu to. remember the euro generals. di ba di rin nakapa sa naia yung mga 6-figure euros na dala? pero pag-arrive sa russia; dun naghihintay ang waterloo nila! haay… history repeats another… he he he. by the way, asan na nga pala yung mga euros, ph? nasabat mo bah?

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29 07 2010
mike

Palagay ko alam ng mga airport securities na may dalang cocaine si ronald, hindi na lang nila hinuli kasi para ano? para arborin, bayaran, bantaan ang pamilya nila? mabuti nga sa ibang bansa na mahuli walang areglo hehee..wise sila ano?

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31 07 2010
bogart rex

you’re right mike.. siga siga ang kakalabanin mo.. mantutumba. at least duon di puwede kasigaan ni singson.

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30 07 2010
Josh Moya

Im not so sure… Noynoy’s 1st SONA is too bland. Ok… so he did some expose and his plans about corruption… i like it, but the Filipino people needs to hear carefully planned solutions for the country’s problems; like the impending energy crisis, foreign policies and economic growth. Enough with the never ending mud slinging with the former president. He’s now the chief so he needs to show ownership.

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30 07 2010
banjo

fund drive tayo to buy a one way ticket to HK for cong. jules ledesma.

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30 07 2010
senior60

religiousboy, ipamimigay na ba ang sobrasobrang bigas?
saan ba ang balitang ito, na leak na kaagad ni carandang?

maka gma kasi ako at ang news na nakita ko kanina, si
banayo na nakipagbalitaktakan sa isang raliyista, ang
arogante kung magsalita at nagulat ako dahil sabi nya
hindi daw pwede ipamigay ang mga bigas, aba, akala mo
kung sino na nakapag decide kaagad…

parang, a case of, ang langaw na nakatuntong sa likod ng
kalabaw ay, langaw pa rin pero aroganteng langaw na…
na nakipagbalitaktakan

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30 07 2010
senior60

nagulat naman ako sa balitang, may tangka na sa buhay

ni noynoy, anoooo? si noynoy na abot hanggang langit

ang trust rating ay may tangka samantalang si arroyo na

sadsad hanggang lupa ay wala?

mahanap nga kung saan ang logic dito…

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30 07 2010
topdog

“not too high” daw ang threat. Naku, si Gloria na naman?

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2 08 2010
phreddox

senior60 the difference is that President Aquino is rocking the boat. Me mga nawalan na ng perks jan. Baka nga porks din. Magtatangka talaga mga yan.

GMA on the other hand perpetuated the status quo of corruption. Ebribadi korap is hapi! Di sila nagtangka.

Yun ang logic.

Anyway hopefully he is safe. The prospect of Binay succeeding ewwww. Babalik tayo sa “dark” ages. Lol

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30 07 2010
brianitus

I read the column in the Malaya.

It seems tinamad magsulat yung nagsulat (author anonymous). 😛

After the “copied” Top Ten Rejected Opening Lines was a rather bland and uninspired “praising” of the SONA that appeared more like a SONA summary.

If you remove the Top Ten Rejected Opening Lines…

Anyway, what’s the deal with the NFA ba talaga? Magpalugaw na lang sila araw araw.

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30 07 2010
asarte

funny ang pictures…sonny coloma plus ricky carandang = lacierda !
hahaha..parang morphed version si lacierda ng dalawa…hahahahahaha

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30 07 2010
reviewer22

dapat transparent ang government para wala ng “leaks” ibibigay sa isang istasyon. 🙂

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30 07 2010
ramrod

Yung hindi maka “gets” ng SONA at humuhingi pa ng detalye paano maayos mga probelma natin tapos sinasabing “what the people need pa” ay nawawala sa sarili yata? Naintindihan ng karamihan ng Pilipino ang SONA, itong nga nagmamagaling ang hindi marunong mag read-between-the-lines, bottonline “bobo” na nagmamagaling lang hehehe. Talaga naman, anong gusto mo, mag SMART format pa siya, baka hindi mo alam to?
Ang SONA patok sa mas nakakarami, A,B,C,D,E, yung mga kalahi lang ni Edcel Lagyan ang hindi maka gets…but it was a “pang masa” as it was presented.
…kaya hindi ko rin ma gets earlier kasi hindi rin ako masa (kuno) pero naki masa na rin…

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30 07 2010
topdog

may threat daw kay noynoy but the threat was “not so high”. Bakit kaya itinuturo na naman si Gloria?

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30 07 2010
topdog

the communications group will set up yellow decorations at Luneta to commemorate 1st year anninversary of Cory. Puro dilaw na lang. Pati tubig ng Maynilad, dilaw na rin !

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30 07 2010
hikatalomato

huwag na kayong magulat kung bakit abs-cbn ang ginawang state television ni pnoy. diba sa kanila yan?

Aquino
Brodcasting
Station

Cory
Benigno &
Nevermind…………………………….Noynoy pala. hik

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30 07 2010
atebeybs

hay salamat..nagbunga din ung mga pagkalkal kuno ni ka ricky sa mga baho kuno ni villar….can u imagine during campaign days biglang naging field reporter si ka ricky in which puro si villar lang naman laman ng news nya.

ipagpalagay ng for the information ng public and tawagin nya un na isang investigative journalism ek ek, dapat lahat na kanidadato including penoy meron din syang news..bakit si villar lang news nya….then after the election, di na sya ulit nafi field report….mission accomplished na ba?

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30 07 2010
religiousboy

Tsk, tsk daming sobrang galit dito kay Noynoy. Dami niyo talaga! Sobrang dami niyo kaya nanalo kandidato niyo, noh? At sobrang dami niyo rin kaya ang taas ng trust rating ni P-noy, noh? O ha? Ay wawa naman kayo, mga ampalaya! Sige, bring it on guys! Labanan lang naman ito ng tuwid at baluktot.

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30 07 2010
kaye

Noynoy, is that you? ay mali, si Kris aquino pala ito. hehehe 😉

hindi naman siguro galit kay noynoy, mga taong nagtatanong at nagkokomento lamang dahil may mga gusto silang makuhang kasagutan. just because Noynoy won doesn’t mean he is immaculately clean. Just because he said he never cheated or did anything wrong doesn’t mean he is not at fault. There is such a thing as sin of omission.

Take these commentaries as venues for Noynoy or even you to explain/answer allegations thrown at him without taking things personally.

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31 07 2010
religiousboy

Sorry to burst your bubble, I’m neither Noynoy nor Kris.. ahha ha..ha…ha…! I have no problem with comments na nagkokomento lang or constructively criticizing. Noynoy, like any other president (or person) is faaar from perfect, but we builders would rather give him a chance even if he stumbles along the way.

Ang nakakarimarin lang ay yung mga comento ng mga sarado ng isip, lahat pinupuna kahit halos langit at lupa ang diperensiya ni Noynoy sa modelo nilang si Gloria. Or, baka naman napakalaki lang ng natalo sa pustahan nung nakaraan election kaya ganun na lang ang galit kay Noynoy. Aha…aha…aha..ha..ha..ha!

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31 07 2010
Paul

The Luisita Massacre is a historical fact. The cheating of Luisita workers as found out by the supreme court was in all papers last week. The scolding of Pagasa and the Abad issue have been all over. I am not saying anything new. If these facts are hurting you sorry about that

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31 07 2010
Anonymous

i agree…what about the bonuses of his appointees ? how much in bonuses does pagcor make such that his appointee was able to take a lona on a Php 35million house ???? just asking…

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31 07 2010
Pundit

agree ako sa ‘yo kaye..halimbawa….may isa syang appointee sa p****r na bumili ng bahay worth 35 million isang buwan bago siya na appoint, at alam din niya na siya ay iuupo sa puesto. nag loan siya ng pambili. saan kaya kukunin ang pambayad sa loan? alam nating lahat na ang bonuses sa p****r ay mas matindi kaysa sa mwss. nagtatanong lang naman…ang galing kasing mambatikos pero ang sariling bakuran may mga nagkalat din naman. hay naku…

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2 08 2010
kaye

@religiousboy, you really had to take it literally, huh?

throwing insults at people who comment here doesn’t help your idol’s image. since you wanted to call yourself a builder, why don’t you build a bridge between people here to your idol by explaining your idol’s side rather than throwing personal insults? it’s not our fault the Luisita massacre happened, nor workers were cheated of their just compensation. these are only a few of the issues you might want to shed light to instead of parrying these accusations as if these were merely products of overly-creative minds. they are not, i assure you.

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30 07 2010
maxlip

Para palang si Conrado de Quiros, “Good versus Evil”.

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30 07 2010
Paul

Tuwid pala ang Luisita Massacre, paying political debts of the Abads, cheating the Luisita workers of their 13th month pay for 30 years, scolding PAGASA without understanding its limitations, declaring normalcy while water riot was going on, blundering on EO… One month pa lang yan sa posisyon

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31 07 2010
religiousboy

Hooooy Paul! Taga-saan ka ba? Nakakarating ba dyario diyan sa inyo? If so, magbasa-basa ka at ng alam mo ang sagot diyan sa pinagdadadakdak mong issues at wag ka ng manglito. Di lahat ng nagbabasa rito sa blog ay tanga.

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1 08 2010
Paul

Based on the comments posted here, the blog readers are apparently mostly critical thinkers at hindi puedeng gawing tanga. At tama na yung isang tanga na Presidente at nakanga-nga pa

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2 08 2010
kaye

religiousboy, as i have said above, better to address the allegations objectively than just insulting others without citing facts. yung pang iinsulto mo ng personal ay di nakakatulong upang ipaalam mo sa iba kung gaano kagaling ang presidente and how sound his policies are (if they really are).

ano ba ang sinasabi mong babasahin ng iba sa dyaryo para malaman ang sagot sa mga issues na sinasabi dito? ano ba yung nakakalito? hindi mo kasi ineexplain nang maayos kaya nagmumukang puro lang personal na pangiinsulto ang alam mong gawin.

oh, and just because there are those who oppose the president doesn’t mean they are supporters of arroyo. learn to deal with that.

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2 08 2010
phreddox

Paul isa kang ampalaya – bitter.

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2 08 2010
Paul

Just argue your case with facts and no name calling please. Name calling is the symptom of intellectual bankruptcy

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3 08 2010
eddibumangon

Got this brilliant piece of poetry from AP and I hope the author wouldn’t mind if I dedicate this to the gloating yellow gang who calls us ampalaya.

A Sage among Fools

When intellect and merit are trounced by fame,
The society shall know naught but great shame.
Those who think shall shudder and flee,
Leaving simpletons in joyous glee.

I am one whose thoughts differ from those of my race;
That is, if they think, which is a sin in this place.
No, they follow what the masses choose,
Even if they will ultimately lose.

I value intellect, I value my head.
For this, I am evil, or so the fools said.
I care not for surveys, for they are for fools.
Those who think are true humans; those who don’t, mere tools.

No fool can understand that which I put to pen,
For truly, it is but beyond his ken.
Intellect and merit are needed the most,
For it proves one worthy of holding high post.

Kudos to AP commentor Aegis-Judex for coming up with this piece of brilliant poetry.

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3 08 2010
phreddox

Paul, look who’s talking.

Read back and check. You’ve been doing the same.

Bato-bato sa langit…

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31 07 2010
eddibumangon

Labanan lang naman ito ng tuwid at baluktot? O come on. Tuwid na landas ba yang premyuhan mo na maging secretary ang taong nagpanggap na journalist when all the while working as your propagandist in ur campaign? This is so trapo at style din ni GMA.

Nga pala, ang taong tunay na relihoso ay hindi na kailangan na ipangalandakan na ‘religious’ siya.

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31 07 2010
religiousboy

E ikaw, bakit pinangangalandakan mong laging kang bumabangon? Wag mo nang pakialaman ang pagka “religious” ko kung ayaw mong punahin ko rin ang mabantot mong pangalan (kung yan nga.)

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1 08 2010
eddibumangon

Pareho lang kayo ni Eddie na di bumangon, religious din daw siya. Pero judging from the words coming from you, I doubt it. Baka ikaw yong tinutukoy ni Lord na HYPOCRITE.

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2 08 2010
phreddox

eddi, isa ka ring ampalaya – bitter.

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2 08 2010
eddibumangon

phreddox,

Di bale ng ampalaya ako, hahanap-hanapin mo rin ako pag nagka-diabetes ka.

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2 08 2010
eddibumangon

Mr. PH, ano sa palagay mo ibig sabihin nito: “May you be our most available and loving bachelor President.”

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3 08 2010
phreddox

lol! eddi actually gusto ko ang ampalaya, lalo nat pinaghalo sa kamatis, sibuyas, at tinapa, with a twist of calamansi.

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3 08 2010
eddibumangon

phreddox,

you must be craving for me now…hahaha

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3 08 2010
phreddox

for the real ampalaya, eddi not you… i dont swing that way hahaha!

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3 08 2010
eddibumangon

phreddox,

and how did you even guess which way i swing? remember, names sometimes can be misleading. 😉

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30 07 2010
phreddox

PH papalag ako sa survey mo 😀 Yun sa option na “Oo, para masalba ang image ng Kongreso.” What/Which image? heheh

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30 07 2010
professionalheckler

bwahahaha! hayaan mo na. 🙂

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30 07 2010
dee

Re: NAIA Security nakakahiya talaga sila dahil even ang wooden knuckles ay di nila pinansin sa sling bag ng kuya ko na di rin alam ng kuya kong andon un (tagal na kasi nya di gamit ang bag, it was like years.. ginamit nya ulet w/o checking if anong laman).. nang umuwi kami naharang kami sa HK airport dahil sa wooden knuckles na yun… BWISIT na BWISIT ako sa NAIA security dahil kung un ay pinansin nila sa Pinas pa lang dina sana kami nadelay at sobrang ninerbyos sa HK airport..

buti at napaliwanagan din sila ng kuya ko after an hour of holding him at the immigration area.. bakit ganon very LAX ang NAIA security pero ang mapepwerhisyo ay taung mga pinoy pagdating sa ibang bansa.. alam kaya nila ang INTERNATIONAL LAWS para sa mga bawal at hindi bawal para naman di kami nagmumukhang tanga sa ibang bansa!!

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30 07 2010
eufems

Look! PNoy’s on 24 Oras… speaking at GMA-7’s anniversary thing!

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31 07 2010
reviewer22

Lacierda apologizes to Malacanang Press Corp (MPC) for “advancing” a scoop/news item to ABS-CBN before anyone else. The news was about the extension of Non CESO government officials and co-terminus staff up to October 31. The media wasn’t happy why it looked like the Communications Group was favoring one station.

I can’t understand that. I thought as long it was first relayed to a government tv station then there would be no problem…oh…it isn’t a government station. They would still need an EO to formalize that. My bad.

And people were saying Ricky Carandang was the source of all those leaks. Shame on you. 🙂

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31 07 2010
senior60

nag alburuto na naman mga malacanang reporters,
kinawawa na naman si lacierda, kinakaya…

bakit hindi kayo derecho kay noynoy magreklamo na
syang gumawa sa abs na government station, ‘di ba
mister heckler?

kaya, it’s unfair, simply unfair sa kapuso at kapatid stations…

kaya nga gulat na gulat si eufems na nandoon sa 24 oras
si noynoy, para bang hindi nya sukat akalain hahaha

at ang kanyang speech? siempre binola ang gma, the
network ha, alangan namang si arroyo…

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31 07 2010
topdog

Noynoy has appointed various respective spokesmen in the diff. agencies. Including ABS CBN, ANC, Makati Business Club, and at BusinessWorld.

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31 07 2010
katharsis

trabaho mo ba ang bantayan ang news and current affairs ng dos? kung makapagsulat ka eh daig mo pa si cristy fermin sa intriga. at padagdag ka na din ng sweldo kay ***** well kung diyan ka masaya, maglaway ka na lang sa leaks! hahaha

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31 07 2010
Usisera

“In flawless English, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao delivered Tuesday his first ever privilege speech. Pacquiao was interrupted at least five times by applause, and thrice to look up a word in the dictionary.”

Made me LOL in real life. 😛

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6 08 2010
Ronald Resco

ok to ah!! Sana magkaroon ng link to sa facebook para madaling ipost ng reader

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6 08 2010
professionalheckler

meron na po. sa end ng article.

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17 09 2010
juetengcrusader

Someone from the camp of President Benigno Aquino or P-Noy should remind him of the saying that “if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk”. Clearly, after successfully gaining the highest post in the land the unico hijo of President Cory is forgetting that he got the presidency by dangling his famous slogan of “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” to secure our votes. However we want to believe that he would lead us towards the straight path, it seems that P-Noy is still incapable of doing just that and is even now oblivious that two of his most trusted men are involved in corruption.
Thanks to anti-jueteng crusader, retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz, P-Noy would no longer be in the dark and believe that all is well in his administration. He can either use the opening provided by Cruz to have all his appointed men checked and use such discovery to subsequently purge his regime of their services or he can continue twiddling his thumbs and continue pretending that he is getting sound advices from his trusted men.
His demand for Cruz to first name names in his allegation is also ludicrous. P-Noy for one should no longer wait to hear the names of the two high officials receiving 2 million pesos as their jueteng payola from the mouth of the bishop. He should simply initiate his own investigation among his people since the persons alluded to are both holding top positions in his administration and are even supposedly tasked to put a stop to the number games. P-Noy only needs to undertake the “process of elimination” based on the number of clues the former bishop has let loose during his previous media statements and the president would surely arrive at a very definite conclusion.
We are quite familiar with the Filipino adage of “kung may usok, may apoy”. The former bishop has nothing to gain from revealing what he knows and his claims could be what it truly is – a fact – that should be immediately investigated and from which P-Noy can move forward. One can even view Cruz’s revelation as a warning for P-Noy to be wary of his close advisers lest he is misguided and accused of condoning their corrupt practices. One could even say that Cruz is only trying to nudge P-Noy towards proving that he can really “walk the walk” and work to eradicate corruption in the country. This is better than merely challenging the old man to provide evidence on the matter.
Announcing to the world that mere insinuation of corrupt practices under his administration would warrant immediate investigation will dissuade government officials from being involved in such lowly practices more than first asking any party to provide evidences before acting on said allegation. However by asking for names first, P-Noy has unequivocally proven that he is protecting these people just like how he has been protecting the people who blundered in the August 23 hostage taking. Will P-Noy also publicly announce that he is taking full responsibility for the two officials for taking their respective 2 million pesos of monthly payola?

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