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STILL STANDING

12 10 2010

“I think that I shall never see
A friend lucky as this Tree.
A Tree who’s twice put to the test
Yet boss won’t let him go and rest.
Blogs are made by fools like me,
But only Noy can save a Tree.”
~“Puno” by Joyce Killjoy

“Isinusumpa ko sa harap ng Diyos at ng tao, walang iwanan pare ko.”

MALACAÑANG has spoken and it’s official. Interior Undersecretary Rico Escalona Puno is untouchable.

Malacañang said there was not enough basis to file administrative or criminal charges against Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno in connection with the August 23 hostage fiasco. Eight Hong Kong nationals were killed that day. Maybe 10 or 12 would have nailed him, right?


Rejecting the recommendation of the Incident and Investigation Review Committee (IIRC), Malacañang absolved both Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno and former PNP Chief Jesus Versoza of any administrative or criminal liabilities in connection with the August 23 hostage fiasco. That makes Puno and Versoza the “ultimate recipients” of Malacañang’s kindness.


Sanctioned
Malacañang’s legal review panel has recommended the filing of administrative charges against only eight officials in connection with the Aug. 23 hostage crisis. The eight officials represent the eight Hong Kong nationals killed.

Robredo and Puno
It’s confirmed! President Aquino met with Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno Sunday night, October 10. The meeting started calmly with the President telling Puno and Robredo, “No hitting below the belt, no head-butting, no kicking.”

Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno met with President Aquino Sunday night. According to Robredo, it was a “very cordial meeting.” In fact, when Puno and the President started talking about guns, Robredo acted as if he was interested.

According to Secretary Jesse Robredo, he met with President Aquino and Interior Undersecretary Puno last Sunday in Bahay Pangarap… totally dispelling rumors they were sighted that same night at the Elorde Gym.

Secretary Jesse Robredo said his meeting with President Aquino and Undersecretary Puno last Sunday night “went well for all parties.” In fact, when the meeting was over, Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa said, “Let’s drink to that!”

President Aquino revealed that he has ordered Local Government Secretary Robredo and Interior Undersecretary Puno to start “acting as one.” The two officials admitted it was hard to act but they’ll try.

Top 5 Things Overheard at the Meeting of President Aquino, Sec. Jesse Robredo and Usec. Rico Puno

No. 5: “Group hug nga, group hug. One… two… three. Bromance!”

No. 4: “’Sensya na Mr. Executive Secretary. Hindi pa ba tapos ang yosi break nina Usec Puno at Presidente? Thirty minutes na sila sa labas ah.”

No. 3: “Ssssh, atin-atin lang ‘to Jesse huh. ‘Di naman sa pagyayabang, pero kahit magsama-sama pa kayong lahat, ‘di ako matitinag. The President and I share secrets! O, ayan na pala siya eh. ‘Tol, musta pare dude!? Okay ka lang ba bro?”

No. 2: “My pareng Rico is not receiving any jueteng payola. Kung gusto mong magkasundo tayo. ‘yan ang laging tandaan mo. Maliwanag?”

And the No. 1 thing overheard at the meeting of President Aquino, Secretary Robredo and Undersecretary Enrico Puno…

“Ito, air pistol. Ito namang isa, air rifle. Sige, hawakan mo Secretary nang matuto ka.”

Isko Spared
Malacañang says there’s no legal basis to file any case against Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno. Instead, they commended him for acting president during the hostage crisis.

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has been cleared by the palace’ legal review panel. Do you remember when Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said, “Ang pakiusap ko lang ho, alisin n’yo na lang si Vice Mayor Isko Moreno sa idedemanda. Ako na lang ho ang idemanda n’yo?” Well, request granted!

No criminal charges will be filed against Manila Mayor Alfred Lim. However, he was admonished for his “ham acting” in front of the media. (“Pulis lang! Pulis lang ang magpapakamatay! Remember that! (suntok sa mesa) Pulis lang!”)

Tulfo and Rogas, Too
Malacañang did not recommend the filing of charges against RMN’s Michael Rogas and Erwin Tulfo. However, Tulfo was reprimanded for his fake American accent during the IIRC hearing.

In Other News…
Reports say President Aquino dated a certain Barbie Palagos last Saturday. Sources described the President’s date as low-key and non-showbiz who’s got a high tolerance for secondary smoke.

Maria Ressa Resigns
The reform-minded Maria Ressa has resigned from the Kapamilya network. The former CNN Jakarta Bureau chief is leaving the snake pit that is ABS-CBN. Ressa will be replaced (effective Oct. 18) by ANC’s North American bureau chief Ging Reyes, one of the bridesmaids of Korina Sanchez.

A source revealed Ressa could be “bully” sometimes but her independence, and high standards were instrumental in weeding out the corrupt and the inept in the ABS-CBN News organization. As the Inquirer said, “this earned her not a few enemies in and out of the newsroom.”

One thing’s for sure though: India Aruba, Austria Zambia, and Ghana Switzerland are now rejoicing. Early Christmas for them. Happy days are here again.

With the changing of the guards, some news executives and reporters close to Ressa could also be on their (forced) way out. Australia Armenia, will you be next? But Gambia Zaire knows for sure, “my days are numbered.”

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83 responses

12 10 2010
rodbart

clue naman sa mga blind item re maria ressa’s resignation. ang hirap eh, well at least for someone not in the loop. hehehe

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12 10 2010
Anonymous

si atom araullo ba yung Australia Armenia?

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12 10 2010
moveout

clue!!!!!!!!!

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12 10 2010
eddibumangon

“Malacañang did not recommend the filing of charges against RMN’s Michael Rogas and Erwin Tulfo. However, Tulfo was reprimanded for his fake American accent during the IIRC hearing.”

Hahaha. So true of most of our kabayans. Trying so hard to sound like Americans that they forget their Grammar.

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12 10 2010
Lola Nila

A friend lucky as this Tree.
A Tree who’s twice put to the test
Yet boss won’t let him go and rest.
Blogs are made by fools like me,
But only Noy can save a Tree.”
~“Puno” by Joyce Killjoy
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ito ang panalo! kaloka! 😀 😀 😀 kya pala gusto ni Czarina Gatbuton, 2010 Bb. Pilipinas-World (na ngayon ay nasa China to compete the MW crown) na maging puno.. (she was asked during Q&A sa Bb. Pilipinas, kung ano ang gusto nya if she is given another life…gusto nya maging “Puno dhil nagbibigay buhay” daw). Ibang puno pala..Angkan ng mga Puno!!!

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12 10 2010
Lola Nila

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has been cleared by the palace’ legal review panel. Do you remember when Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said, “Ang pakiusap ko lang ho, alisin n’yo na lang si Vice Mayor Isko Moreno sa idedemanda. Ako na lang ho ang idemanda n’yo?” Well, request granted!
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echosera ka Mr. Lim. Yan ang napala mo. may pa request2 ka pa.. 😀 😀 ayan granted tuloy! kaloka ka! 😀

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12 10 2010
Lola Nila

Reports say President Aquino dated a certain Barbie Palagos last Saturday. Sources described the President’s date as low-key and non-showbiz who’s got a high tolerance for secondary smoke.
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hay naku PNoy khit sino pa ang i-date mo..tigang pa rin ang babae sa iyo dhil sa totoo lang dry ka as super dry beer!

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12 10 2010
Lola Nila

talagang lalayas si Rissa sa ABS dhil super tabloid, super bias, at super sensationalized yung news and current affairs ng station na iyan. kaya nga pinaputol namin ang tfc nmin dhil kunsumi ka lang sa tv patrol at bandila nila.

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12 10 2010
eddibumangon

On Maria Ressa:

I suspect that the last straw was her critical article on Noynoy’s performance which was published in the Wall Street Journal (ba yun?).

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12 10 2010
notchfilter

Adrian Ayalin?
Zyann Ambrosio?

Since the buck stops with him at wala namang nagresign o nasipa, sya na lng mag resign! feck naman oh! Can’t believe eto na yung heads will roll nya. Swerte ng Pinas di pa nagreresign si De Lima. Can’t blame her if I were her.

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12 10 2010
jane

wei? Ah eto pala ung mga places na nabanggit sa tweet mo.hehe.. Basta abs pa rin ako manunuod ng news.hehe

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12 10 2010
eddibumangon

“Reports say President Aquino dated a certain Barbie Palagos last Saturday. Sources described the President’s date as low-key and non-showbiz who’s got a high tolerance for secondary smoke.”

Ang daming chicks nalilink sa kanya, may Barbie, may Patricia, at may Liz. Maliban pa ito sa mga exes na sina Soledad, Korina, Bernadette, Barbara, etc, etc. Chick boy pala si Noynoy. 😉

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12 10 2010
hikatalomato

chick boy talaga iyang si noynoy

pwede sa chicks, pwede rin sa boy. hik

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12 10 2010
penoybalut

That is all for show. Di nyo ba napansin na hindi naman totoo ung Shalani-Noynoy tandem? Lumabas lang yan a week AFTER Penoy announced that he was running. So, THAT charade is over. You know what the truth is?? Clue: who wants to eat hotdogs?

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12 10 2010
reviewer22

saan pupunta si ressa? sa kapatid? cnn? prez communications group? tmz? wish her all the luck.

ok just file whatever charges they want to charge related sa hostage taking. at least may natira pang mga taong sisisihin pag nangyari ito uli.

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12 10 2010
hikatalomato

tuwid nga ang daan ni pnoy, pabulusok naman!

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12 10 2010
Paul

The “tuwid na daan” apparently sacrifices the small people to save the big ones as can be seen in the Palace’s rejection of the IIRC report. Typical oligarchy

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12 10 2010
Anonymous

Who are those countries you mentioned oh please heckler bigyan kitang kiss! sige na please?? CLUE!

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12 10 2010
chumitasaurus

zyaan ambrosio? 🙂
more clues please???

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12 10 2010
achü

the TREE is really lucky…

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12 10 2010
Napada Anne Lang

Australia Armenia – Atom Araullo / Adrian Ayalin
Gambia Zaire – ?
India Aruba – ?
Austria Zambia – Zyann Ambrosio
Ghana Switzerland – Gel Santos

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12 10 2010
Anonymous

Adrian Ayalin left ABS early this year, so hindi sya si AA.

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13 10 2010
ramjo

Austria Zambia is KorinA SancheZ, me thinks…:)

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12 10 2010
senior60

@eddiebumangon

hindi ko naintindihan, paki explain nga, ano ang connect sa

pagresign ni ressa sa kanyang critical article on noynoy’s performance…

dali please at baka ma etchos na naman ako ni etchosera hahaha

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12 10 2010
eddibumangon

@senior:

It was obvious (at times in your face) that the Lopezes went all out for Noynoy as early as during the campaign period. Maria Ressa as Head of the News and Current Affairs must have exerted a lot of effort to assert editorial independence and impartiality, and salvage whatever credibility is left of their journalists. Now that Noynoy is president and the Lopezes are reaping their rewards, it is expected that the camel’s back will have to break at some point…and the last straw…see my comment above.

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12 10 2010
esa

Yes, you have a point there. Plus the fact that Ressa having been honed not to compromise principles must have had things up to her neck with the kind of ill ethics and governance practiced by top honchos of ABS-CBN. In the Inquirer today, Ressa has been quoted to have wished her team “clarity of thought, stamina and courage to fight for what is right and avoid the compromise of mediocrity.”
I was disappointed with her newshandling of the hostage-taking fiasco because I felt that she also in a way gave in to the ratings game when ABS chose to air live many of sensitive camera shots. But now I salute her for bowing out of ABS-CBN before she loses her soul to the devil.

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13 10 2010
eddibumangon

“Aquino names Manolo Lopez new Ambassador to Japan” – PDI

This is one of the rewards I am talking about.

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12 10 2010
senior60

kung hindi lang masayangan si de lima sa kanyang post, dapat

talaga syang mag resign, aba, ibig bang sabihin, mas magaling

pa si ochoa kaysa sa kanya? bakit hindi na lang si ochoa ang

gawing justice secretary?

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12 10 2010
esa

You are 100% right there. Sec. de Lima is holding on to the justice portfolio, meaning, LEGAL MATTERS ang forte ng department niya. Heads of other government agencies as a rule usually go to the Dept. of Justice to get opinions on legalities of certain sensitive actions, matters, issues and use the opinions to back up/strengthen their actions. And I guess this is exactly the same line of thought that P-Noy had when he tasked Sec. de Lima to head the IIRC. If this early at the start of P-Noy’s term, his Malacanang legal team and executive secretary already shot down many recommendations in the IIRC Report headed by Sec. de Lima because they find many of the recommendations without any legal basis to prosecute (and apparently P-Noy agreed with them), what does that make of Sec. de Lima’s legal acumen? It gives a very bad mark on her ability to dispose of the functions of a justice secretary.

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12 10 2010
senior60

hindi katakatakang still standing si puno,

ang laking puno kaya….

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13 10 2010
ranjit

sya ang giant sequoia tree!!! mahirap pabagsakin! protected by the government!

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12 10 2010
anon

all is well in the world and the fantasy palace called malacanang. the president can sleep easy and late and avoid decisions and think which fantasy girl he is currently dating. am i the only one who thimks he is gay henve the smokescreen and sham relationships and obsessove secrecy.

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12 10 2010
eddibumangon

Hahaha. Saan ka ba nanggaling anon? No, you were not the only one, I have been dropping hints along this line for some time now. 🙂

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12 10 2010
penoybalut

i’m not a gay hater but… penoy is definitely gay and should come out and be proud of it.

remember what Kris said sa homily for Tita Cory? “Noy, kahit ano ka pa, tanggap ka namin” or words to that effect. Lots of eyebrows were raised, but no one made a big deal of it then… maybe out of respect to the late prez.

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12 10 2010
esa

Did Kris say that in that context of gender preference? I guess I have to go back to the You Tube video clips. Was it on the day before the burial? Parang tanda ko si Noynoy ang nagsalita. Anyway, thanks for the info. Hmmm, disappointed ako. Kaya pala he has time to watch a fashion show, eat out late evenings (even bumping into Ruffa G. last Friday, per Ruffa’s tweet) magkasunod pa lately last Friday and Saturday but had no time for Shalani. :-((

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12 10 2010
anon

i agree. his private life will remain an achilles heel and his enemies who are not too bright will eventually cotton to the truth and start a smear campaign. better to face things head on whilst ratings r high. use it to show some strength of character or cha cha will see him end up as puppet president. this will happen anyway unless he actually does some work and takes some difficult decisions.
is puno running the country now??

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13 10 2010
hector

all is well in the world nga (di ba 61% approval rating?) of the 50 year old brat. di ba may sarili siyang mundo? all his needs are fed to him – hotdog, clothes, eyeglasses, shoes, what to say, what decision to make, when to be secretly seen with a girlfriend….

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12 10 2010
TheInsider

India Aruba – ?
Austria Zambia – korinA sancheZ?
Ghana Switzerland – ginG reyeS?

Australia Armenia – glendA gloriA? COO of ANC
Gambia Zaire – ?

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12 10 2010
Maki

India Aruba – Chari Villa
She is next in line for the promotion kasi head sya ng News Gathering

Austria Zambia – Korina Sanchez
Ayaw ni Korina kay Maria Ressa kasi sya ang nagpatanggal sa kanya sa TV Patrol

Ghana Switzerland – Ging Reyes
Simple lang… Promotion!

Gambia Zaire – RG Cruz
Wala lang… Matamil dila nito. hehehe

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12 10 2010
kalokah

just dropping by this quote from china’s got talent winner, liu wei, an armless pianist. for your quote library.

“For people like me, there were only two options. One was to abandon all dreams, which would lead to a quick, hopeless death. The other was to struggle without arms to live an outstanding life.” – Liu Wei

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12 10 2010
holdencaulfield

hula sa blind item:
India Aruba – timI nublA (?)
Austria Zambia – korinA sancheZ
Ghana Switzerland – ginG reyeS
Australia Armenia – lyndA jumillA or tinA monson-palmA pero baka yung
former, kasi may posisyong bongga na si TMP eh. (?)
Gambia Zaire – rG cruZ

ayun na!

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12 10 2010
kalokah

galing ah. pwede kang codebreaker.

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12 10 2010
esa

@holdencaulfield Husay mo!
@kalokah Yeah, I agree with you that @holdencaulfield can be a code breaker.

I hope tama ka @holdencaulfield wrt Lynda Jumilla, I’m a big fan of Ms. Jumilla.
Sana tama rin wrt RGCruz.

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12 10 2010
esa

@holdencaulfield Dagdag ko, The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorites in college. Even did a paper on it sa English elective ko in the university. Kaya pala panay titig ko at sambit ng Holden Caufield, sounds familuiar. 🙂

Thanks for your hulas. What does our host Mr. PH say? Correct lahat!!!

Thanks Mr. PH for this latest post. 🙂

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12 10 2010
Centrino

“With the changing of the guards, some news executives and reporters close to Ressa could also be on their (forced) way out. Australia Armenia, will you be next? But Gambia Zaire knows for sure, “my days are numbered.” – PH

“Australia Armenia – lyndA jumillA or tinA monson-palmA pero baka yung
former, kasi may posisyong bongga na si TMP eh. (?)” – holdencaulfield

“I hope tama ka @holdencaulfield wrt Lynda Jumilla, I’m a big fan of Ms. Jumilla.” – esa

@esa: you mean you are hoping Lynda Jumilla to be(forced) out? wawa naman si ate Lynda.

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12 10 2010
J.D. Salinger

Bravo! Ang galing mo!
Now, don’t ever tell anybody anything.

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13 10 2010
holdencaulfield

haha… and If I do, I’ll start missing everybody right?

@ ms lynda jumilla, adik ang tea cup ni professor trelawney, I saw the grim when I remembered you. (naging harry potter ang *ota). go for gold madam!

I won’t go looking for ducks anymore…

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12 10 2010
checkmate

nyahaha napeke ako ng joyce killjoy kala ko blogger din, yun pala ikaw din ung may gawa ^^

as usual, astig pa rin post mo sir ph, lalo na ung chinese proverb, may bago na naman akong natutunan hehehe ^^

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12 10 2010
rojan88

nice one again heckler.. oo nga kakapagisip yung mga blind item ah. pero for sure abs will not be the same after maria ressa is gone..she revolutionalizes the news. dahil sa kanya nakilala ang abs news sa international arena.

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12 10 2010
Old Grey Lady

MARIA RESSA is JOURNALISM AT ITS BEST!

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12 10 2010
babaylan

naku, makata ka rin pala! bravo!

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12 10 2010
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12 10 2010
paykuli

i only have two… in my mind doon sa blind items..nabanggit na kanina..
Austria Zambia will kick the butt of Gambia Zaire…the height of revenge!!!
watch out RG..madame Koring is on her way!!!….:)

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12 10 2010
shiraz

Patay ang byuti ni RG Cruz! Hahahaha

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12 10 2010
chihuahua

bakit meron ka pang IIRC kung bale wala lang recommendations nito? i-papareview mo din pala kay ochoa. naku PNoy, sinasayang mo lang oras at panahon ng mga tao.

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12 10 2010
promdi

haaayy! rumble dito, rumble dun! rumble sa malakanyang; rumble sa abs! ang rumble-rumble agad ng mundo kay Pnoy! tsk! tsk! tsk! kay Maria Ressa, the best CNN bureau chief ever had!

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13 10 2010
phreddox

natawa talaga ako sa iyong obra Joyce Killjoy 😀 haylabet!

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13 10 2010
Lynda Jumilla

thank you @esa and @centrino for your kind words. but like our dear dilg undersecretary rico puno, i am still standing.
btw, maria’s replacement ging reyes was my first producer (world tonight, when it was still on channel 2; then later tvp patrol) and we continue to be good friends and colleagues. i’d like to think i’m not in any danger from the winds of change.

hi loi, love this post. hirap ng blind items! 😉

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13 10 2010
professionalheckler

hi ate lynda. hehe natutuwa ako sa ibang readers. isinama ka talaga sa mga hula nila. 🙂

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13 10 2010
esa

@Lynda Jumilla I’d like to correct if I made a wrong impression on @centrino. I am happy if you are the Armenia Austria referred to by Mr. PH in this particular post…happy in the context/sense that you are of the same professional mold as Ms. Ressa. Now, wrt “force out”, I hope not, it’s ABS-CBN’s loss if it does. I notice that your positive attributes have caught their attention by this time. You are an ace in their sleeves esp. in the area of in-depth reporting and analysis. That’s the reason I became a fan of yours. You first caught my attention when you joined Ted Failon for a week last year in his M-F radio program over DZMM. I noticed that even Mr. Failon was impressed with his co-anchor that week. Btw, if I haven’t told you before, you did a very good job during the election coverage.

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13 10 2010
esa

@Lynda Jumilla Australia Armenia pala, not Armenia Austria, sorry, senior moment of a 63-yr. old. I hope that if RGCruz is the Gambia Zaire “whose days are numbered”, I hope tama lang ang hula sa post ni Mr. PH as to identity. But I wish the best for Mr. RG Cruz, he’s good naman…medyo matabil nga ang dila (esp. with that controversial posting on FB re K.S.) but I think he has learned from past experience to mellow down on his public side comments on people within the organization since he is still part of it.

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13 10 2010
Frank Y. Anoyan

I’m not a bit surprised with the resignation of Maria Ressa as head of ABS-CBN News Department. The moment I read her piece that PNoy failed his first test (the hostage fiasco), I wrote in a certain blog that her days is already numbered with the network.

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13 10 2010
mommy

“Group hug nga, group hug. One… two… three. Bromance!”
…Nice one PH! Don’t know why but I can imagine PNOY really saying that.

Any readers have addtl info on PNoy’s new date? Wonder what Kris has to say this time.

Aside from being shooting and smoking buddies, can anyone explain why Puno is so malakas with PNOY?

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13 10 2010
13 10 2010
shaoie

why o why yong comment ko di na post, yesterday after 12 pa yon?? kasi tama yong hulahop ko??? 🙂

India Aruba = Chari Villa
Austria Zambia = Korina Sanchez
Ghana Switzerland = Ging Reyes

Australia Armenia = Tina Monzon-Palma
Gambia Zaire = Rg Cruz

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13 10 2010
pam

wow. nagulat ako bout Maria Ressa. I just so like her! sayang naman. ABS-CBN lost a great journalist. *sigh*

at in fairness, di ko din gets yung mga blind item. who are they? 🙂

clue….. 🙂

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13 10 2010
Comment Lang

Malayo pa ang tatahakin ng administrasyon ni Noynoy. Marami pa tayong makikitang pagkakamali AT (sana naman…) magagandang mga gagawin niya at ng kanyang mga tao…

Ika nga, kung ano ang iyong tinanim, yun din ang iyong aanihin. Sa demokrasya kasi, ang nakakarami ang mas masusunod at si Noynoy ay ibinoto ng higit na nakakarami. Ito ay ang pagsabi na “boses ng tao” na dapat dinggin.

Ngunit boses nga ba ng tao ito o naging makadamdamin lang ang naging pagpili nung nakaraang halalan? Kasalanan rin marahil ng dating pangulong Arroyo na dahil sa kanyang kalabisan ay talagang naghanap ng pamalit sa kanya na tatahak ng matuwid at tamang daan. Kayat walang nangyari sa mga kandidatong may kagalingan din naman na naiugnay ang mga pangalan sa kanya.

Marami na tayong mga Pilipino sa ngayon. Ngunit ang masakit ay karamihan sa atin ay madaling madala sa matatamis na salita, mga pangako at (aminin natin…) sa papel na kulay dilaw na may imahe ng ama ng kasalukuyang pangulo…

Masakit man aminin pero karamihan sa mga bumoboto ay kayang bilhin. Hindi ko po nilalahat pero kung iisipin nyo, bakit pinapaboran ng maraming politiko ang mga squatter? Sila na binibisita kung malapit na ang eleksyon. Sila na binibigyan ng mga benepisyo (libreng cake sa birthday, liberng sine, libreng sapatos at gamit pang eskwela… na sya namang pinagkikitaan din sa mga makamundong “biddings”) at hindi ginagawan ng paraan na iangat mismo ang kanilang kabuhayan.

Masakit man aminin pero ang dukha nating mga kababayan ay nagagamit at patuloy na ginagamit dshil sng boto nila ay makapangyarihan… at madaling makuha dahil mababaw lang ang kanilang kaligayahan. Kaya’t sandamakmak ang gaya nila sa ating paligid at ikaw ay makakaasa na hindi sila aangat sa kanilang kinakaroonan dahil patuloy silang ginagamit at gagamitin para kumuha ng boto.

Pinagpapatuloy pa ng kasalukuyang gobyerno ang nasimulang “patronage politics” ni dating pangulong Arroyo sa pagpapalaki pa ng perang ipamumudmod sa tinatawag nilang “poorest of the poor.” Sa akin lang po ay kung ang perang ito ay ginagamit sa pag-aangat ng kakayahang kumita ng mga dukha sa mga livelihood projects, cooperatives, community businesses (na pawang nagagawa ng mga NGO sa mas maliit na halaga) e di tunay na napaangat at natulungan ng gobyerno ang mga mahihirap. “Teaching a man to fish is to feed him for a lifetime,” ika nga. Ngunit mas pabor sila sa “monthly stipend” na P1,400.00 para pantawid daw ng mahihirap… na alam naman natin na maaaring kurakutin din at magkakaroon ng “ghost poor” (parang “ghost employee” sa gobyerno).

Tuwid na daan……..papunta SAAN?

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13 10 2010
Paul

Why is this government is so soft on big people (officials accountable for hostage crisis, coup executors, incompetent and corrupt DILG undersecretary) and so hard on small people (Pagasa employee, ordinary policemen and Luisita tenants)? Why this perverse sense of social justice? How long can we take this?

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13 10 2010
senior60

@eddiebumangon

kung may mas pa sa obvious, yun na yun, pero bakit not ( in our faces )
nakatalikod ka ba the whole time?

akala ko kasi the last straw ay ang tungkol sa the hostage taking thing,
dahil yun ang last happening na medyo nagiging controversial si ressa…

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13 10 2010
senior60

@paul

100 days or so pa lang yan ha, ano, people power tayo?

hahaha joke lang…

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13 10 2010
lucienne

i so love the poem! mabuhay si joyce killjoy!!! hahahahahaha!!!!

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13 10 2010
batang buotan

Ano ang nasa kay Puno na hindi siya mapakawalan ni Presidente Noy? Magaling ba talaga si Puno? Matuwid ba ang kanyang daan?

Ito ang da-best.. (Baka kopyahin na naman ito at angkinin ng ibang kolumnista)

——-
“I think that I shall never see
A friend lucky as this Tree.
A Tree who’s twice put to the test
Yet boss won’t let him go and rest.
Blogs are made by fools like me,
But only Noy can save a Tree.”
——-

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13 10 2010
Centrino

“Ano ang nasa kay Puno na hindi siya mapakawalan ni Presidente Noy? Magaling ba talaga si Puno? Matuwid ba ang kanyang daan?”

Baka meron syang video kay Presidente Noy na kumakain ng hotdog sa New York.

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13 10 2010
move0ut

having Pnoy as presy, we are doomed!

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14 10 2010
Vicky L.D.

Palibhasa malaki itong Puno kaya dumating man ang malalakas na alon di pa rin sya mabubuwal.

Si PNoy todo banat sa mga diumano’y kapit-tuko ni expgma, todo depensa naman sya sa puno na ginagawa nyang tuko. darating ang araw ito mismo ang kakagat sa kanya.

Dati naiinis ako sa hubby ko pag sinasabi nyang front lang daw si shalani at ang iba pang mga chicks na iniuugnay kay PNoy para masabing “macho” sya. ngayon 99.00% na akong kumbisido.

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14 10 2010
Zosimo

There are so many comments alluding to PNOY’s real sexual preference. So what? What he does in the bedroom, as long as between two consenting adults, is not our business.

Whenever Pnoy makes a bad decision, his sexuality is attacked as if it is such sexuality which leads him to those decisions.

Bakit, kapag nagkamali ba ng decision si Gloria, FVR, ERAP inaatake din ba ang kanilang sexualidad? Discriminasyon ito sa mga middle aged single people who are most often presumed members of the LGBT As if being LGBT is a crime

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14 10 2010
i'm no angel

i agree…let’s leave sexual preferences out of this

i’ve not been a big fan of abs cbn news since mel tiangco left. especially now that i only have TFC available in my place where they show nothing but biased news, mind numbing telenovelas and even more pathetic game shows. and i especially can’t stand their often times self-righteous newspersons

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15 10 2010
danny

i disagree. you can only keep your privacy, sexual preference and all, if you are a private person and not when you are a public official. what if this skeleton in your closet would be used to blackmail you to do certain acts that would be inimical to the interests of the state? the people needs to know especially if you are one who purports to run a transparent government.

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14 10 2010
i'm no angel

i think the only time i appreciated channel 2’s news was during the 80’s post EDSA 1

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17 10 2010
kate

you post made my day. : )

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4 11 2010
Mike Enriquez

GMA 7 would like to welcome Maria Ressa as my replacement as SVP OF RGMA.

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5 11 2010
enlighted

hi heckler,

c karen davila ba ung tinutukoy mo na bilang na ang araw sa channel 2? this is my hunch when i first read your post.. and now it seems i am correct

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16 06 2011
online watches

i’ve not been a big fan of abs cbn news since mel tiangco left. especially now that i only have TFC available in my place where they show nothing but biased news, mind numbing telenovelas and even more pathetic game shows. and i especially can’t stand their often times self-righteous newspersons
online watches

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