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ALL APOLOGIES

11 07 2011

IN A PASTORAL STATEMENT read by outgoing CBCP president Nereo Odchimar Monday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines apologized to the members of the Catholic Church after several bishops got embroiled in the PCSO fund controversy. Here’s a portion of that letter [and what the CBCP wanted to say but couldn’t in parentheses.]

Our Dear People of God,
[Mga Tagasunod,]

Our Mother Church has been deeply wounded by the controversies in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that have erupted in the past two weeks.
[Nitong mga nakaraang linggo, sumusobra na kayo. Pikon na ang Simbahan. As in!]

Some members of the Church believe in the innocence of the bishops involved in the issue, while others do not.
[Kung ayaw n’yong maniwala, ‘wag!]

There is no doubt that everywhere in the Church there is great sorrow.
[Kung saan-saan na kami nagdasal, ayaw pa ring tumigil!]

We your pastors are one with you.
[Higit kailanman, kailangan namin kayo ngayon.]

… we are sorry for the pain and sadness that these events have brought upon you.
[‘Sensya na, tao lang.]

We are saddened that many of you… have been confused because of the apparent inconsistency of our actions…
[Hindi lang kayo ang ‘confused!’ Marami ring pari at obispo ang confused!’]

As we express our sadness, we also ask you to be slow in judgment…
[‘Wag kayong mapanghusga. Bakit?! Talaga namang kadiri ang same-sex marriage ah. Judgmental ba ‘yon?]

Let us seek the truth always in charity.
[Lalabas din ang katotohanan. Basta ang donasyon, ituloy n’yo lang.]

We assure you that the bishops concerned are ready to accept responsibility for their action…
[Kinastigo na namin at binantaang ititiwalag. Kapag ‘di pa naman nagtanda ‘yong mga ‘yon, ewan na lang.]

We assure you that their action was done without malice.
[Maliban na lang do’n sa isa. Nakadalawang sulat pala ang damuho! Ang kapal talaga ng mukha!]

Out of their sincere desire to help their people, they failed to consider the pitfalls to which these grants could possibly lead them.
[Kita n’yo na? Fault n’yo ‘to eh! Kayo ang dahilan kung bakit nagawa ng mga obispo ‘yon!]

They have also expressed their readiness to do everything that is necessary to heal this wound so that we can all move forward in hope.
[Ibabalik na nga namin ang mga sasakyan eh. Ba’t ba ang kulit n’yo? Anong akala n’yo sa ‘min? Patay-gutom? Mas mayaman ang Simbahan kesa sa PCSO ‘no?]

We shall examine our values in the light of our vocation to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
[Masakit pero kakayanin.]

We plead with you to walk with us in this path of constant renewal.
[Akala ng Noynoy na ‘yan, siya lang ang may matuwid na daan!? Kami rin!]

We express again our deep sorrow for the pain that the recent events have brought to you our beloved people.
[Paulit-ulit na kaming nagso-sorry. Akala n’yo ba madaling gawin ‘to? Hindi!]

The good Lord knows our love for you.
[Kaya nga kami nag-request ng 4 x 4, para mabisita namin kayo ‘di ba? Hindi pa ba sapat na pruweba ‘yan ng aming pagmamahal?]

The words of the Psalmist come to our mind: “My sacrifice, a contrite spirit. A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.”
[Patawad na kasi, ano ba?!]

As the same Psalmist addresses the Lord, we take his words as our own to encourage and challenge us: “Indeed you love truth in the heart; then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.”
[Natuto na kami. Promise, ‘di na mauulit.]

For the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines,
[‘Tapos na ang termino ko! Isang malaking good luck sa kapalit ko!]

+NEREO P. ODCHIMAR, D.D.
Bishop of Tandag
President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines
July 11, 2011

Margie vs. Manoling
The word war between PCSO chair Margie Juico and former PCSO chair Manoling Morato is getting personal – and ugly. Morato accused Juico of “charging even her sanitary napkins to PCSO.” In all fairness to Manoling, he uses his own money to buy one.

Caught
A saltwater crocodile suspected of killing and devouring a fisherman had been caught in Brgy. Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan. But the croc insists a case cannot be filed against him citing parliamentary immunity.
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“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
~Kimberly Johnson

Quote of the Weak
“Margie Juico has been charging her grocery bills and even sanitary napkins to PCSO.”
~Former PCSO Chair/Director Manoling Morato

Have a safe and productive week!

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52 responses

11 07 2011
markpere2010

Mr Ph, nakakaadik po basahin ang inyong “translation” sa liham na ito. Nakakatawa po talaga, parang yung ginawa nyo last week sa letter ni Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos. Keep it up, idol PH!

*Baka po ma-excommunicate na kayo nyan. 🙂

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11 07 2011
professionalheckler

EXCOMMUNICATE? I’d tell them: please, with pleasure. 🙂

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12 07 2011
markpere2010

Makakasama nyo po ako riyan pati ang iba pang RH bill advocates. hehehe. Baka po pati si Margie Guico. 🙂

Btw, idol PH, nakita nyo na po ba yung latest batch ng P100 bills na may logo ng UP College of Law? Eto po sya: 🙂

http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/rare-100-peso-bills-with-up-college-of-law-logo-now-out/

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12 07 2011
professionalheckler

Sakto! I was just holding one when I read ur comment. Gagayahin na naman ‘yan ng iba. Ooops. Sorry.

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12 07 2011
senior60

excommunicate? hindi nga nagsisimba, since birth

ba mister heckler? ( with smiley face also, kaya lang

hindi ako marunong )

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12 07 2011
markpere2010

Thanks for visiting my blog, idol PH. 🙂
Many may try humor writing online, pero nag-iisa ka pa rin. You’ll never be matched. 🙂

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11 07 2011
etchosera

Another winner!

IKAW NA NGA! Wa-i na talagang iba!

IDLE talaga kita!

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11 07 2011
timpaul

ahermmm.

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11 07 2011
the bonsai hunter

wow! manoling is so bitter!

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12 07 2011
senior60

gusto ko si manoling, pa badingbading, ay bading pala talaga

iyan pero brainy

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12 07 2011
hikatalomato

it only proved that hindi mo kailangang kumain ng mani para tumalino.

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12 07 2011
etchosera

at dahil dyan… may nagtext:

“Senior60, the feeling is mutual. Si Manoling ito.
Come to mama…… NOW NA!”

Ayyyyyy!

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12 07 2011
eddibumangon

Gusto ko rin si manoling sa pagpapakatotoo niya about his sexual identity. Hindi kagaya ng ibang Pnoy diyan, kaliwa’t kanan kunyari ang pag date sa mga girlalo, eh azkals naman ang totoong tipo.

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13 07 2011
dondee

When he said that Margie Juico charges her sanitary napkins to PCSO’s account, my question is does she still need sanitary napkins? She is of the age when she no longer needs to use one (menopausal). Unlike Manoling who wishes he at one time of another had to use one.

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14 07 2011
senior60

wala akong na tanggap na text message etchos

dahil sa wala akong cellphone

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16 07 2011
Anonymous

Juico was in the PSCO in the time of Cory Aquino, Ramos and GMA (before the Garci scandal). When she said that at her age she does not use napkin anymore using PCSO money she misrepresented the truth unless she had menopause at age 30

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16 07 2011
Paul

Juico was in PCSO under the Cory, Ramos and GMA (until the Garci controversy). By saying that she never used sanitary napkin while in PCSO due to her age, she misrepresented the truth unless she had her menopause at age 30 .

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12 07 2011
Paul

Manoling appears to have no vested interest but Juico has. Is she afraid that all her dirt will be dug up that she is now calling for reconciliation?

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15 07 2011
shin

anong walang vested interest? dati siyang member ng pcso board nung panahon ni gloria di ba? dati nagtaka din ako kung bakit ganun na lang ang paninira na ginagawa ni manoling kay juico, yun pala kasama si manoling sa mga gumawa ng milagro sa pcso during the previous administration

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16 07 2011
Paul

The Juicos have always used the Aquinos to get positions in the government. Their son is in politics aspiring for higher political positions. Can you say what is the vested interest of Morato?. If you say that he needs money, I would say that he is independently wealthy and with no immediate family, he does not need more.

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11 07 2011
danny

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
~Kimberly Johnson

…correct! mag-apologize na lng. look at that croc, nagpahuli na. at least siya hubad na humarap — walang abito at nasa ilog wala sa batasan.

…in the first place, galing na nga iyang perang iyan sa sugal dapat hindi na tinatanggap tpos manghingi pa ba ng 4 x 4? e d b c bishop cruz e number 1 crusader against jueteng? hindi ba ang mga lotteries e form of gambling din un? asan na kaya si bishop bkit parang silent yata ngayon?

…and that report by elizabeth angsioco is so informative. eye-opener.

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11 07 2011
danny

@Prof. PH:

…pahabol lng. ang galing ng translation. kaka-hagalpak ng tawa.

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11 07 2011
danny
12 07 2011
hikatalomato

mas maganda pasok ka nalang sa dressing room ng mga sakristan before and after the mass. pag sinuwerte ka, liveshow pa mapapanood mo.

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11 07 2011
eneoeemei

Noon: Kung gusto magka pajero magSIKAP ; Ngayon: Kung gusto magkapajero magBISHOP

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12 07 2011
etchosera

At dahil diyan, may nagtext:

INDAY : Wow! Kitaa man Toto, ang gara ng kutsi!

TOTO : Uu nga! Siguro kay meyur yan, no?

INDAY : Ayyyyy! Tonto ka pa man gihapon! Kay Father yan!
Ayan o, nakasulat na nga … SAFARI!

Lumang joke pero akma sa mga pangyayari ngayon!

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12 07 2011
senior60

” we are sorry for the pain and sadness that these events
have brought upon you ”

bakit, in pain and in sadness ba ang sambayanan? hindi ha,
nag pipiesta nga sa kaka, make fun sa inyo

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12 07 2011
hikatalomato

Q: saang portion ng suv gustong umupo ang bishop?
A: sa kambiyida

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12 07 2011
maxtherafael

Ha, me bago ng kapalit ang Dolphy-Panchito tandem. Click pa rin sa madlang pipol.

Ang hindi ko lang maintindihan sa paliwanag ng mga pari, bakit kelangan humingi ng tulong sa gobyerno para sa pagtulong sa kawan ng simbahan? Di ba me koleksyon tuwing misa, san napupunta yun?

Tsaka lagi nilang tinitira ang PCSO, masama daw yang lotto, sweepstakes tapos yung galing sa masama ang gagamitin nila para tumulong? Ironic ata yan.

PH, just like to know – ang simbahan ba pati ang mga pari nagpafile ng income tax?

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12 07 2011
isagani

i will not suggest garroting but the bishops who asked for suvs should be publicly defrocked, which was demanded for the three martyred priests gomburza just before they were garroted. fortunately the then archibishop of manila refused to do it.

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13 07 2011
etchosera

opo.

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12 07 2011
isagani

…archbishop of manila…

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12 07 2011
MGT

mga paboritong SUV ng kaparian: mitsuBISHOP montero at Nissan saPARI.

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12 07 2011
Anonymous

Wala pa ring tatalo sa ‘yo, PH. Munting reminder lang po: ‘Pag may inu-omit na letter, ang punctuation po ay apostrophe (‘), sa halip na single open quote (`). Cheers!

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13 07 2011
Centrino

Teacher Wilma Santos, ikaw ba yan?

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14 07 2011
senior60

@anonymous

interesado ako sa munting reminder mo dahil single open

quote ang nakasanayan kong gamitin subalit ang keyboard

ko ay walang apostrophe na kagaya ng sa iyo na para bagang

nag tumbling na comma…

ang single open quote ko ay ganito ( ‘ )

ang comma naman ay ganito ( , )

ano bang brand ang keyboard mo at makabili nga kung affordable

lang, ang sa akin naman ay A4TECH

”””

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14 07 2011
senior60

ay mali, bakit iba ang form ng comma at single open quote

ko sa draft na comment kaysa sa posted comment na, teka lang

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12 07 2011
danny

…siguro pinatatahimik lng ng gobyerno ang mga kaparian kaya sila pinitik ng kaunti ng mga eskandalo. kasi masyado na silang nakiki-alam sa pulitika. kahit anong issue sumasawsaw na. nagmamalinis ba.

…at mismong si Prof. PH hindi na takot matiwalag. dare?

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13 07 2011
Centrino

“…siguro pinatatahimik lng ng gobyerno ang mga kaparian kaya sila pinitik ng kaunti ng mga eskandalo. kasi masyado na silang nakiki-alam sa pulitika. kahit anong issue sumasawsaw na. nagmamalinis ba.”

natumbok mo. At malamang, funded ng mga lobbyists yan…

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13 07 2011
hikatalomato

Q: bakit ayaw ng mga bitchops sa rh bill?
A: madalang magamit ang mga suv kapag konti nalang magpapabinyag sa kanayunan.

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13 07 2011
Pokerface

Si GMA ba ang nagdraft ng letter nila? …..para kasi yong famous “i am sorry” nya …. Nagsorry nga pero wala naman direct na pag amin kung ano ang ginawang kasalanan…bahala na tayo mag interpret kung saan sila nagsosorry…. Hay church talaga, paanong hindi marami ang titiwalag sa simbahan nyo kung kayo nga garapalan ang ginagawa nyong pag gawa ng hindi mabuti…eh mga obispo na kayo na naturingan….who will take your teachings seriously 😦

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13 07 2011
Anonymous

YOU ALREADY!

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13 07 2011
philcruz

That CBCP apology is one of the most confusing and labyrinthine ones I’ve ever come across.

Paraphrased: ‘I am sorry for having caused you pain and confusion. But I don’t think I am at fault. It is the public’s fault for suffering this pain and confusion because they have merely misconstrued our actions.

We will return the vehicles and try to change our moral values and ethics.. but again we are not saying we did anything wrong.’

duhh.. try using this approach the next time you go to confession.

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13 07 2011
rojan88

hahahaha, the best ka talga idol. tawa ko ng tawa dito sa office. tama ung parting quote mo from kimberly johnson an apology should be straight apology no more excuses. kasi it will not be a sincere apology kung may excuses pa rin na ipapasok.
I AM SORRY noon, WE ARE SORRY nman ngayon, the similary pareho sila naginvoke ng LAPSES in judgement, hayyyy halatang glorianatics ang mga SUVshops. hehehe
thanks idol sa post na to, marami kn nman napasaya…see you sa next #quiztion #battleofthetweets
🙂

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13 07 2011
Jeff

Another nice post PH. You’re great.

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13 07 2011
PhilGov Fordummies

Ako naman, di ako naniwala kay Manoling nung sinabi niya na pati sanitary napkin ni Margie chinacharge sa PCSO… I mean, shucks, kailangan pa ba ni Margie nun at her age?

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14 07 2011
Paul

Margie Juico was not at her age now when she first started working in PCSO

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17 07 2011
dondee

Sure, she was a year younger. She was sworn in last year.

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14 07 2011
senior60

aayyy nakuha lang naman ni manoling ang info na yan from
somewhere na parang hindi naman pinabulaanan ni margie…

pero ito ha, one day isang araw, tambay ako sa tindahan ni
toyang, isang sarisari store nang dumating si misis na isang
senior citizen na rin, bibili ng diaper, nagulat naman ako dahil
walang bata sa kanila kaya tinanong ko kung para kanino, sa
kanya daw?

ayan ha, isang kaalaman na hindi nakukuha sa kahit saang
lupalop hehe

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18 07 2011
Paul

She first worked in PCSO under Cory not last year.

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13 07 2011
Anonymous

nakakahiya si juico pati mga naniniwala sa kanya hahaha!

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16 07 2011
Robert Tucker

Sinong Dakila? Sino ang tunay na baliw?
Whenever I remember this line from a song, I always remember Miriam?
Please read and decide whether she was fairly labelled those derogatory names:

PUBLIC FUNDS AND INCIDENTAL RELIGIOUS BENEFIT: THE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE
Statement at the public hearing on alleged PCSO anomalies
held by the blue ribbon committee on 13 July 2011
http://miriam.com.ph/newsblog/?p=372…….

By the process of lateral thinking, I respectfully move to investigate the source of the false report about the so-called “Pajero bishops,” when it turns out that no Pajeros were involved.

Who is this maleficent twisted genius? Was this media spin designed to cover up the crime of depositing without authorization in a private bank the sum of P1.548 BILLION? Was this media spin further designed to call public attention away from the annual sum of some P 7.6 BILLION made available to the sticky fingers of the PCSO Board?

Like the wanton world-class theft of public funds and conspicuous consumption generated by the road user’s tax, the PCSO anomaly is bodaciously corrupt.

Keep the bishops out of it. #

Knowing maleficent genius

EDITORIAL

http://www.tribune.net.ph/?cx=partner-pub-4454631848289886%3Ay95smemu6hd&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=Miriam+Defensor&sa=Search&siteurl=www.tribuneonline.org%2Fbusiness%2F20110715bus5.html

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07/15/2011

So who’s the “maleficent genius?”, as the Senate’s Lady Miriam would call the person behind the “Pajero bishops” media blitz that ended up a dud and was exposed as a well-crafted attack on the Church leaders intended to divert public attention from the real issue at hand?

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office exposé led by its chairman Margie Juico, wife of Popoy Juico, who together form part of the Yellow circle of Noynoy, led the charge in the exposé indicating irregularities in the distribution of PCSO funds for the purchase of Pajeros. Without saying it, since the accusers did not have any solid proof about it except for their interpretation of a Commission on Audit (CoA) report, Juico’s conspirators were leading the public to consider the PCSO money for the purchase of the vehicles as bribes for the bishops to support former President Gloria Arroyo since most of the donations happened in 2009 when Gloria was facing an impeachment proceeding.

The use of the impeachment line was even misleading since Gloria was being slapped a case to impeach her yearly after the 2004 elections when allegations of massive and orchestrated cheating were exposed on her impossible win against rival for the presidency opposition candidate Fernando Poe Jr.
Juico then blew the lid on the donations to the prelates and suddenly the term “Pajero bishops” was born.

It later turned out in the Senate hearings that there were no Pajeros purchased and the donations to the bishops were perfectly legal under the PCSO charter. It was only the decency of the bishops in their arm-twisting ways that should have put into question.
In short, there was nothing legally wrong in the less than P7 million given to bishops for the purchase of the vehicles and Juico ended up with a rotten egg on her face.

The supposed PCSO exposés happened when former PCSO chairman Manoling Morato was making a lot of noise about Juico and her gang in the PCSO board about brokering the sale of the QuezonInstitute compound where the PCSO office used to be headquartered.
Morato also charged Juico of nepotism for placing several of her family members in the payroll of the PCSO officially or as consultants.
Likewise the Juico bomb against the bishops happened when the content of newspapers was about Noynoy’s trust and performance rating on a dangerous slide as a result of what political analysts called as his “disconnect” with reality.

Top of the news then was his Kaibigan (cronies), Kaklase (classmates) and Kabarilan (shooting buddies) known as KKK, lording it over in government through favored postings and securing of government contracts.

Criticisms then were piling up against Noynoy for stubbornly backing Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Virginia Torres, a so-called Kabarilan of Noynoy, despite the many questionable deals she had been embroiled in.
It was noted that Noynoy’s unconditional coddling of Torres resulted in the resignation of former Transportation and Communications Secretary Ping de Jesus.
The talk in public thereafter was about the relationship of Noynoy, Torres and the mystery behind the sudden resignation of De Jesus.

One of the immediate subalterns of De Jesus came out saying an argument between Noynoy and De Jesus over Torres preceded the resignation of Ping, who was one of the most trusted men of his late mother, former President Cory Aquino.
De Jesus supposedly resigned in disgust after talking with Aquino about Torres and the growing controversy on her activities at the LTO. De Jesus asked for Torres’ head but still Aquino sided with his Kabarilan.

A few days after a by-lined story appeared in one of the broadsheets written by its owner claiming that De Jesus was sacked because Noynoy supposedly got wind of brewing anomalies in the Transportation department.

The writer was the chief spin doctor of Noynoy’s mother, Cory, and of course the story was spun to make Noynoy a hero.

If Miriam really wants to know the source of the Pajero bishops media blitz, he would be the person to ask.

Maleficent genius would then be exposed.

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Or some people are just too willing to criticize the Catholic Church
as if it is an honor for them to discredit her.

The Professional Heckler
Subject: [New post] ALL APOLOGIES
To: cvhalilijr@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 2:42 PM

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