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HIGH THERE!

4 01 2011


AFTER A RELATIVELY GOOD 2010, the Aquino government welcomed the New Year on a high note – high spirits, high hopes, high toll rates, high gas prices, and higher flag-down rate in taxis.

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Hopeful
According to a recent survey, 93 percent of Filipinos welcomed 2011 with hope. Some 900 others welcomed it with stitches and severed fingers.

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It’s 2011. We begin another year with resolutions. Stop drinking, quit smoking, spend more time with the family, work harder, and more. Why, even the House of Representatives has a resolution: expel one of its own.

Resign!
A drug-related controversy has led to a call for resignation of a member of the House of Representatives. Nope, I’m not talking about Jules Ledesma.

Leaders of the House of Representatives say quitting is the “most decent thing” to do for Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson. It wasn’t clear though if they wanted him to quit his post or quit drugs.

John Reading, lawyer of Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson said the solon would plead guilty in a hearing on January 26 in Hong Kong. Reading did not state if Singson would plead guilty to drug trafficking, drug possession, or conniving with NAIA personnel.

Ilocos Sur Governor Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson insists his son Ronald is not a drug user. Yup, and the Philippines may not be in Asia; the Pope may not be Catholic, and Elvis Presley may not be dead.

Top 5 Questions to Ask a Jailed Solon

No. 5: Kung hindi po kayo drug user, ano ‘yon, ‘yong drugs ang nanggamit sa inyo?

No. 4: “What is one big mistake you’ve made in your life and what did you do to make it right?” (You may use an interpreter.)

No. 3: Kung hindi po kayo nahuli… ano kayo sinusuwerte?

No. 2: Sakaling mapatunayang guilty kayo at makulong nang habambuhay, ang tanong… why not?

And the No. 1 question to ask a jailed solon…

Kung maniniwala po kaming wala kayo ni katiting na kasalanan, ano kami, sira?!?

At Large
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima says the National Bureau of Investigation has located Vizconde massacre suspect Joey Filart in the United States. Now, if only the NBI could locate Senator Panfilo Lacson in the Philippines.

New Couple?
Ex-future first girlfriend, stylist Liz Uy and director Lino Cayetano (younger brother of Senators Pia and Alan Peter) are now an item. Instead of romancing a president, Liz chose a barangay captain. Ouch!
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“Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.”
~Robin Williams

Photo of the Weak

Congratulations Arnel Buenaflor, you just made it on the list of the world’s dumbest criminals!
Read full story here.

Survey Says
Kumusta ang 2010 sa ‘yo in general?
– Panalo! It was a great year for me! 24.86%
– Okay lang. May hits and misses. 48.09%
– Let me just say na babawi na lang ako sa 2011. 27.05%

Personal
Congratulations to everyone who passed the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT). Pagbutihin n’yo. Maliit man ang budget, masuwerte pa rin kayo. After all, University of the Philippines is University of the Philippines. [And Anna Dizon is Anna Dizon.]

I know it’s been months (sorry, i just read it yesterday) but belated thanks to FHM Philippines for including ‘The Professional Heckler’ on your list of ‘Blogs With Balls,’.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

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54 responses

4 01 2011
phreddox

Sino si Anna Dizon?

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5 01 2011
eddibumangon

Anna Dizon is Anna Dizon!

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6 01 2011
Disgruntled Bystander

yun na!

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6 01 2011
phreddox

never heard of her till i read PH blog :p im too much of a promdi?

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4 01 2011
Fran

UP Fight! Whew!
Congratulations to the Infanta National High School students who passed the UPCAT. The more the many-ier! Yeah!

(Wow, okay sa alright si Liz Uy. In demand at bidang bida. Ganda mo teh!)

No comment muna sa Politics, kakasimula lang ng taon. Ayoko kay Singson, ayaw ko muna kay Ping at ayaw ko naman talagang mag-isip para sa usaping na ito.

Hi PH, Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all the avid readers of PH’s blog!

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4 01 2011
dan

major, major kakatawa ang number question no. 4.

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4 01 2011
esme

Liz Uy and Lino Cayetano? Di ba dati si Lino Cayetano and Bianca Gonzalez? And aren’t Bianca and Liz Uy really good friends?

According to Mean Girls, ex-boyfriends are off-limits to friends. That’s just like the rules of feminism! LOL

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5 01 2011
esa

After Bianca, ’twas KC Concepcion and that Malaysian actress in ABS-CBN’s kuwadra for Lino….Friends, meron ethics…dapat sana but while with Lino, there’s Bianca falling for Zanjoe Marudo inside PBB’s house, after getting out, it’s Zanjoe-Mariel….Hay!!! Lokks like Lino is like P-Noy…pa-fling-fling. But I’d like to think that P-Noy would have some shame chasing girls while president. Trabaho muna siya para sa bayan. At puwede ba mga kapatid niya esp Kris and Ballsy stop talking about his latest “apple of the eye” kuno…Grrhhh!!!!

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8 01 2011
etchosera

Ayyyyy! Azz in showbiz na showbiz ka talaga Ate Wan!

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4 01 2011
anon

the singsons represent everything that is bad and wrong about philippine politics and society.
low life criminals who only squirm and bleat when they are caught rather than being a man and doing the right thing.
honesty, integrity, decency, charity, and honour dont exist in their vocabulary.
just do anything to keep the easy money rolling in.
like father,like son.
2 peas in a pod.
we can only hope he gets life
and that congress do the right thing, but i wouldnt put money on it.
drug dealers are dealers in death and to use your political position to facilitate this despicable business makes you the lowest of the low.

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5 01 2011
esa

Agree with your observations….But I’m praying hard that Congress will not disappoint us this time. 2/3 votes is hard to get…lalo na at meron ties that bind them with Chavit.

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5 01 2011
kalokah

blame the people who voted for them.
how did those people in their region allowed them to win in the first place?

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11 01 2011
floi

ouch! lucky i did’nt voted for them….they’re on the throne…seems like a dynasty!

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4 01 2011
timpaul

Anna Dizon looks like Vicky Belo before she became Vicky Belo is Vicky Belo.

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4 01 2011
anna dizon

iba ang sabi ni bakla ako: http://baklaako.com/2008/11/06/anna-dizon-is-anna-dizon-thereal-story-behind-the-phrase/

but of course who cares what the right story is. after all, anna dizon is anna dizon.

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4 01 2011
Paul

Thanks for this blog. With a congress and mainstream press subservient to the Palace, the blogs and the Supreme Court are the remaining bulwark of democracy in this country. Try making negative comments on PNoy in the articles of Philippine Star and more likely it will be deleted.

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5 01 2011
rojan88

di naman po siguro sa opinion section po ng philstar, marami namn dun anti-noy.

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6 01 2011
Paul

Some opinion writers maybe but the management is apparently subservient to the palace or maybe they just protect each other being all members of the oligarchy. Try using “incompetent” in your comment and you will be told that the word is banned. The word is of course a synonym of PNoy and his administration.

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4 01 2011
rojan88

nakaktuwa talaga to si chavit, kala mo naman may maniniawala sa kanya nung sinabi nya na hindi drug user si ronald, para narin sinabi nya na hindi sya nagsusugal at hindi sya ang mayari ng Baluarte sa ilocos. tsk tsk #pagtumatandanganaman #malinawpoangpagiisipnamen

nice one again idol…naku idol, mukhang malas yata yung avatar mo sa twitter mula ng isuot mo yan, sunod sunod na talo ng #lakers ah. sabihin mo kay TJ baka pedeng icon nalang ng Miami angHeaTang avatar mo, wag yung nakasuot sayo. hehehe #bakapedelangnaman

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4 01 2011
promdi

On dear Rep. Ronald Singson: There is a glaring difference between a lawmaker and a lawbreaker. The lawmaker stays in Congress; the lawbreaker stays in jail. You can only be either at one time; never both of them at the same time. It is just a matter of choice.

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4 01 2011
promdi

New couple? Sabi na kasi, di alam ni Liz nun na nililigawan sya! so now, baka naman mas nalinawan si Liz sa intention at personality ni Kapitan Direk kesa dun sa katatapos lang… katatapos lang daw…oh!

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5 01 2011
brunix

You had me at “Anna Dizon is Anna Dizon!” LOL!!! 🙂

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5 01 2011
brunix

Mabuhay si Bathalumang Anna D is Anna D! hahahahhaha!!!!

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5 01 2011
Mugen

@Paul, the fact that there are free blogs and a pain-in-the-ass supreme court and ombudsman means that our democracy is working. In fact, its working so well, you don’t see the militants marching on the streets.

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5 01 2011
Paul

Democracy is not just people with empty stomach marching in the streets, free blogs, supreme court and ombudsman. It is also an independent legislative branch and an executive office which should pursue social justice (not secure an hacienda from land reform), accountability (not to use positions to pay political debts), evenhandedness (not protect political allies from criminal liability), honesty (not stealing followers from facebook accounts just to look good) and judicious use of official time (not spending more time to relax after a light work)

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5 01 2011
anon

dont kid yourself. this is not democracy simply feudalism masquerading as democracy.
heard anything lately about freedom of info act. no i thought not

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7 01 2011
eddibumangon

We have a subservient congress who grants Pnoy’s every whims and biddings, a sycophant media, an opposition whose tails are between their legs and shudders at the thought of antagonizing this weak and stupid president… in the end, this “pain-in-the-ass supreme court and ombudsman” might be our only saving grace.

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5 01 2011
phil

when binay announced that p-noy had not held a cabinet meeting for 3 months he was sending a clear message.
p-noy is neither a motivator nor leader and is clearly unsure what the strategic plan is and he feels uncomfortable chairing anything.

if p-noy cannot chair cabinet meetings or does not recognise their importance then it is better he goes back to play with puno and his guns.

we need charisma and vision not someone who likes to drive ferraris round town at weekends.
a little boy who clearly has not grown up
and is way out of his depth.
my grandmother could do a better job and she has been dead for 10 years

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6 01 2011
Paul

Don’t you just wish the NPA will get him before this country will collapse under the administration of a 50-year old with a mindset of a 12-year old.

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6 01 2011
eddibumangon

No, he is safe from the NPA, the smugglers, the syndicates, the kidnappers, the jueteng lords, the corrupt…it is to their advantage that we have a weak and stupid president.

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6 01 2011
promdi

when the s0-s0 million Filipinos voted for P-noy last May, they never put an iota of an idea into their heads if the man, eerr, the boy could even hold a cabinet meeting, nay, discuss details of a game plan, at the least wala nga nun eh,. they were just so blinded by the “charisma” of an heir to so-called icons of democracy. all the while as he ascended from the House to the Senate, all in the shadow of Ninoy and Cory, he was just a silent, immaterial, unyielding fixture in there. Cory’s passing illogically rekindled the Filipino’s “people-power” spell to succumb to the lure of senti-voting. now, let us watch the contemporary chroniclers of our time how they will detail the expression… “and the rest is history…!”

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18 03 2011
JDL

at sinong presidente sa palagay mo ang maraming nagawa? at sino sa tingin mo ang dapat naging presidente at bakit? sigurado ako hindi mo ito sasagutin kase uulanin ka ng sandamakmak na tanong pabalik hehehe…tamang dito kayo nagpopost, para pare pareho nating napapasaya ang mga readers ng blog na to. mga komedyante!

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5 01 2011
vet lac

PH, just a suggestion: why don’t you make a late night show ala conan, david, or jay. that would be just as hilarious as this blog:)

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5 01 2011
professionalheckler

i am better read than heard. and if ever i will produce one, mas maaaliw ako kung tipong THE SOUP ang format. 🙂 thanks.

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22 01 2011
marja

yeah! besides being read has longer retention and can be copy pasted and spread all over than being seen and heard….hehehe…(opinion ko lang po!)

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5 01 2011
see&hearM

HIGH THERE!!! meron pa din naman pong MABABA… ang mga SWELDO namen. Good luck kung itaas

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5 01 2011
see&hearM

Q. #4: wag na po kayong magpahanap pa ng nterpreter!!! baka ang TATAY pa ang sumagot. mas mahirap po atang intindihin.

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6 01 2011
senior60

kakakita ko lang sa tv, isa pang high, high heels….

gusto ko tanong #2…

wala lang, para lang may masabi…

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7 01 2011
Intey

he promised during the campaign that there would be new taxes… but he never promised not to increase the taxes. in a way, he is not breaking his promise…OUCHHH. it still stings 😦

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8 01 2011
the claw

ask nyo kung bakit binasted ni liz uy si pnoy pero sinagot si lino cayetano? sa looks lang, talu-talo na!!!

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8 01 2011
etchosera

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced that it will process exit permits for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) even on weekends.

In a statement on Thursday, the POEA said returning OFWs or balikmanggagawa can secure their exit permits, even on Saturdays and Sundays, in Global Pinoy Centers in selected SM malls in Metro Manila.

According to the POEA, the centers will accept applications for overseas employment certificates (OECs) from vacationing OFWs until January 15, 2011.

OFWs can process their documents at these centers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the holiday season, except on December 25 and January 1.

The centers are located at the fifth level of The Block SM North EDSA in Quezon City and at the second level of SM Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City.

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Pumunta ako sa Global Pinoy Center sa MOA nung Jan 4th to secure my exit permit, only to be informed that they have stopped the said service! Tinanong ko kung bakit walang anunsiyo man lang, itinuro lang sa akin ng fotang receptionist ata yun yung maliit na papel na nakadikit sa glass door nila.

I then proceeded to POEA at around 1pm! Nag-uumapaw na OFWs ang inabutan ko dun….. at sa labas ng POEA building yun, huh? Iniba na naman yung sitema at nung nakakuha nga ako ng application form, I was informed na the processing will be on the following day na!

Imagine wasting a day and a half of my 9 days vacation just to secure this Exit Permit (OEC)?

Lecheng gobyerno talaga! Napaka-inefficient!

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9 01 2011
eddibumangon

Sabi ni Padre Florentino, “Like People, Like Government” raw. Naghalal tayo ng tamad na mang-mang as president, magdusa tayo!!!

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18 03 2011
JDL

bumangon ka na nga at magtrabaho ang dami mong alam at reklamo. Bro Eddie ikaw ba yan? uy sour graping haha.

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9 01 2011
senior60

teka lang muna eddi at etchos, sumusobra na yata kayong

dalawa, anong gusto nyo, away? pati ba naman yang mga

changes of kung anoano sa poea, si noynoy pa rin ang

maysala?

uyyy etchos, hindi kaya nagsayang ka lang ng pamasahe?

9 days vacation ka lang? kung sabagay, ano bang paki ko..

yan ha, sinupalpal ko na sarili ko kaysa sa masupalpal mo pa..

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10 01 2011
etchosera

hay naku Lolo, sige nga, hanapin mo nga sa comment ko kung sinabi ko na si noynoy ang maysala?

And don’t worry about the pamasahe, my company pays for it naman kaya okey lang. Every 10 weeks of work po, I got 2 weeks paid vacation. That’s how generous my company is.

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12 01 2011
eddibumangon

etchos, almost 2 months paid vacation in a year?…when can i send you my resume?

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13 01 2011
etchosera

Hay naku Ate Eddi, di lang yan. I really do enjoy a lot of other perks in my job, specially work related travels abroad, etc. These are blessings from the one up there and I have always been thankful.

Pero Ate, all these blessings I receive, I pay it forward naman. In my own little way, I’m helping a lot of our unfortunate kababayans here deal with their situations. I don’t join these Pinoy organizations here na kelangang laging nakabandera ang mga pangalan nila sa bawat tulong na ginawa nila.

By the way, in which industry are you working right now?

I’m with the top management of a firm that is the biggest supplier of electric power to the saudi grid and potable water to the major cities in the Eastern Province.

Try sending your resume’ to my other yahoo account (journeyman264@yahoo.com) and we’ll see what we can do, okey?

I won’t promise anything but we’ll see how it goes, okey po?

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14 01 2011
eddibumangon

etchos,

appreciate the offer but i’m just jesting…continue paying it forward to other unfortunate kababayans who need your support more of than i do…now that you published your email add, expect a lot of applications coming your way…who knows, our friend senior might send you one…do you consider geriatrics too? hahaha.

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10 01 2011
Maxlip

Oo nga, kasalanan lahat ni GMA yan…

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11 01 2011
floi

oh my!nakakaalis talaga ng pagod ang blog na ito….pati na rin mga comments!hahahaha!wake up people….wala na tayong magagawa jan,sariling-sikap na lang tayo sa pagbabago….

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12 01 2011
kim possible ringtone

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

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20 01 2011
marja

You are great Mr. PH (parang kang ph care…) hahaha! Kakalurky ka talaga…now am hooked on you and di ka na maalis alis sa sistema ko…parang phcare nga!

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22 02 2011
jasper

the grandson of a martial law victim told me he wants marcos buried at the libingan ng bayani.

so he can piss on his grave.

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