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A YEAR AGO

10 05 2011


Today is May 10, 2011. Exactly a year ago, the Philippines held its first ever automated elections. Everything has been on the upswing after that: the level of optimism, the flagdown rate for taxicabs, the fare for jeeps, the cost of fuel, the prices of basic commodities, and President Aquino’s net worth.


Anniversary
Today is the anniversary of the historic first-ever automated elections in the Philippines… or as Manny Villar, Mar Roxas, Loren Legarda, and Joseph Estrada would probably say, “babang-luksa.”

Today marks the first anniversary of the May 10, 2010 automated elections. It’s been a year… and Mar Roxas has yet to concede.

Remember the May 10, 2010 elections? It happened exactly a year ago. Remember the candidate you voted for president who promised he’d make your life easier? Me neither.

Mar’s Return
Reports say defeated vice presidential candidate Mar Roxas will be appointed to a Cabinet position similar to a presidential chief of staff… or as members of the Balay Group would say but couldn’t, “Executive Secretary-in-waiting.”

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda admits he doesn’t know yet the exact job description of Mar Roxas. Among other things.

Apparently, Malacañang will be creating a new post to accommodate former Senator Mar Roxas… one year after he applied for the vacant post of vice president, and the electorate said, “We’ll just call you.”

Top 5 Rejected Job Descriptions of ex-Senator Mar Roxas

No. 5: Presidential Adviser on Heart-Related Matters

No. 4: Executive Secretary II: Weekends Only

No. 3: Chief Presidential BFF

No. 2: Vice President for Balay Concerns

And the No. 1 rejected job description of ex-Senator Mar Roxas…

First Lady

LRT/MRT Fare
The government deferred the proposed increase in train fares. Transportation Secretary Jose de Jesus said the timing was not good for a fare hike. Prices of basic commodities are rising and the President’s approval rating is plummeting.

Salceda Mad
President Aquino’s ally and former Arroyo economic adviser, Albay Governor Joey Salceda is blaming PAGASA for faulty weather forecast. Apparently, Salceda’s complaint has yet to reach President Aquino. Otherwise, PAGASA Acting Administrator Nathaniel Servando would be looking for a job in Australia right now.

Abu Members Caught
Two members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group have been arrested in Metro Manila. And President Aquino was like, “When is the SWS’ next survey?

One of the arrested members of the Abu Sayyaf Group was actually working as a security guard for the posh, multimillion-peso Pacific Tower Plaza… located at Abbottabad, Taguig City.

Another wanted member of the Abu Sayyaf Group was caught while on a date at Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila. The suspect’s date was his girlfriend No. 8.

Public Service
Are you looking for a job? Search no further. Al-Qaeda has just announced a vacancy.
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“Leadership is action, not position.”
~Donald H. McGannon

You Have Spoken
Manny Pacquiao: “I will wear yellow gloves as a symbol of unity, unity against poverty.” Your take:
– Mabuhay ka! Kasama mo ako sa labang ‘yan. 19.67%
What the hell are you talking about? How? 67.54%
– No comment. 12.79%

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45 responses

10 05 2011
DEL

one year ago and it still feels like we don’t have a president. Marami na bang nagsisisi ngayon?

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10 05 2011
DEL

first ba?

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11 05 2011
Paul

Wait for another year and we will surely feel that we voted a president who is an unmitigated catastrophe

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11 05 2011
big george

like!!!

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10 05 2011
yeontura

First…… LADY!

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10 05 2011
oman

MAR ROXAS for FIRST LADy! wahahahahaha!

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10 05 2011
hikatalomato

yellow symbolizes cowardice. and people who likes yellow are pussies. examples: manu pangilinan and pnot

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11 05 2011
nong

COLOR BY ASSOCIATION DEFINED BY MEN…NAKA YELLOW SI OPACMAN..MATAPANG… IN HIS BOXING LANGUAGE..ITS BRAVERY TO THE MAX..
HISTORY SHOWED THAT THERE ARE WORDS DESPISED BEFORE BUT ARE PRESENTLY ADORED…THE CROSS IS ONE…AMEN

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12 05 2011
etchosera

Sinabi nang tigilan na yang symbolism ek ek na yan!

Kung duwag ka, kahit na pula pa ang isuot mo, duwag ka pa rin!

Bakit, kung magsuot ba si Pnot ng black eh madadagdagan ba ang kanyang labintatlong natitirang buhok?

Kung si Binay ba ang magsuot ng yellow…….ayyyyy!
Wag po! Wag po! Di nya keri…. pramis!

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10 05 2011
anon

“politics is the second oldest profession which bears a striking resemblance to the oldest profession”. ronald reagan

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12 05 2011
etchosera

… and the oldest profession is politics, di ba Koya?

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13 05 2011
hikatalomato

i think whoring is the oldest profession. and satan was the first pimp. he pimped eve to adam for a price of 1 apple.

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14 05 2011
etchosera

Ahihihihihi! Kumagat!

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10 05 2011
anon

P-noy was asked today how has life changed for him in the past year.

Instead of making a positive statement the houseboy of asean said he missed having dates in private and being able to go to fast food restaurants.

This personality free zone is a walking PR disaster and sounds like a spoilt 14 year old boy. every time he opens his mouth he puts his foot in it.

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11 05 2011
Paul

It was clear that he was just taken for a clown among the leaders in the ASEAN summit. The media tended to gather around the prime ministers of Thailand and Singapore and even of Cambodia and the President of Indonesia for weighty opinions

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11 05 2011
JCD

everytime he opens his mouth? his mouth was never closed..

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10 05 2011
diane

Vacancy at al qaeda? Ampatuan fits the position!

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10 05 2011
anon

1 year on

Foreign direct investments(fdi) dramatically down

Data from the central bank showed that net
inflow of FDIs amounted to only $97 million in
February, down by 70 percent from $326
million in the same month a year ago.
Inquirer 10 may 2011

P-noy had better put away the playstation. Vietnam, cambodia and malaysia on the other hand have shown significant increases!

The lack of work ethic by the administration and a headless chicken syndrome with no sense of purpose or direction is costing the country key investors which will not return as they establish major centres in other asean countries.

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10 05 2011
anon

Leadership is action… Nice quote.

Leadership is inspiration, not perspiration. (??)

Leadership is inspiring others to excel, innovate, and improve in order to achieve desired results irrespective of problems or adversity. (anon. i.e. Me)

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10 05 2011
jc

first lady mar roxas. Sounds good.lol

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10 05 2011
Jhorge

For me the best thing that happens a year ago is when vice president jejomar binay is elected. he is one of my idol. very strategic leader.

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11 05 2011
Paul

If you run a business in Makati and have dealing with city hall, you will know why this scum is holding on to power like an insatiable leech

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11 05 2011
Mar

strategic leader. please expound.

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11 05 2011
lei

Surprised that there’s nothing here on the Sandiganbayan decision, nevertheless, as always the case, very funny post.

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11 05 2011
derdo

Re the weatherman, I said as much to my family when I saw the rains pouring hard in SCTEX. I was expecting another exile/exit from PAG-ASA for the “wrong” forecast.

Love this post: the job openings, “among other things”, etc.

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11 05 2011
Ginger_Lyn

Has it been a year already? And yet we do not know where the country is heading. No plans, program of action, no anything. That’s what the Aquino Administration has to show after 1 year in office. God help us…..Back to circa 1998 tayo….Just like Erap times….

ANG TAGAL NYO BUMWELO SIR!! …HAAAY ….SNAP ELECTIONS NA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Walang mangyayari sa atin nito……..

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12 05 2011
Paul

I remember Cory Aquino calling for GMA’s resignation close to her mid-term while apologizing to Erap for joining the movement for his resignation. Its almost karmic that there are people now who are already calling for PNoy’s resignation in various internet sites in less than a year in office. Looks like he is reaping the whirlwind

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11 05 2011
anon

Also on the upswing cojuangco revenues on all fronts. The cartels continue. Competition is banned as are unions, and nothing on hacienda luisita.

The voters fell for the cojuangco con trick and are paying the price – literally and politically.

Mar roxas may have the skills and experience but there will be many of his ‘colleagues’ who want him to fail. The disunity will be a major distraction and barrier to positive action.

Everyone has lost hope in p-noy. Roxas is the last hope. Dont hold your breath, but i wish him well.

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11 05 2011
anon

A 13 year old boy was shot dead yesterday in makati by an on duty police officer!!!

The police are closing ranks and Puno is nowhere to be found to make a statement.

What the hell is going on!

The ‘good news’ strategy really means censorship whenever and wherever possible, and it is noticeable that the malacanang press sheep are asking less and less questions and few of importance.

Open and transparent were the words 1 year ago.
You dont hear those now.

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12 05 2011
Mar

Yan and daang matuwid.

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11 05 2011
dan

…pnoy should think also of gibo not just mar. both of them will do good and justice to his cabinet.

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12 05 2011
Paul

I wonder if PNoy and Gibo can even communicate considering the inter-planetary distance of their intellectual capacity

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11 05 2011
Lolong Panot

Matuwid nga ang daan (kuno), wala naman patutunguhan……

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13 05 2011
bob

Mukhang mas mabuti pa ang patag ngunit paliko likong daan ni Gloria kesa sa matuwid na daan ni Noynoy na puno naman lubak.

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13 05 2011
Paul

The driver is just speed driving in a Porsche to entertain himself and no other goal

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13 05 2011
GMA

Miss nyo na ako, ano?

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13 05 2011
bob

Mali… dapat ganito:
MIssh nyo na ako, noh?

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11 05 2011
big george

hahaha… nice one on the “babang luksa”…

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12 05 2011
senior60

a year ago, i voted for gilbert at di ba ikaw din

mister heckler? aminnnninn

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12 05 2011
Mar

I think PH voted for Noy.

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12 05 2011
Jack Guevarra

Ces Doyo quoting wikipedia in her column: http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/columns/view/20110511-335974/Pacquiao-fighting-poverty. Di man lang nag-base on a more authoritative source? Ano ba yan!

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12 05 2011
Worried Pinoy

Wow… My shirt that says “Politics is showbiz for ugly people” just hit its first birthday na pala! And the meaning is still applicable. =)

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12 05 2011
anon

and showbiz is an opportunity for more exposure for narcissistic politicians

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12 05 2011
karaangbugoy

Looks like Mar Roxas gets to be the president, afterall.

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12 05 2011
nhx

whoah ASG member as security guard? tsk scary yan, paano nakalusot.. tsktsk

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