APRIL 15 is the deadline for the filing of income tax returns. The tax season reminds us of two things. One, ordinary citizens’ money goes to the government, and two, politicians’ money goes to the British Virgin Islands.

Government employees – including elected officials are also required to file their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth or SALNs on April 15 – otherwise known as “Test of Honesty Day.”

Government officials and employees are required to submit their 2012 SALNs on or before April 15. I heard that Manny Villar, JV Ejercito and Imee Marcos have filled out their SALN forms as early as April 8. Under liabilities, they wrote, “PCIJ.”

Nancy Hurting
Senatorial aspirant Nancy Binay admitted she was hurt by a scathing Philippine Daily Inquirer editorial titled, “Unqualified.” Nancy said the attacks were “vicious” and were part of a “demolition campaign.” As a rejoinder, the Inquirer is writing another editorial titled, “Whatever.”

The Promise
Weeks after declaring that she’s quitting showbiz, presidential sister Kris Aquino is still in showbiz. She’s not keeping her promise. It all points to a successful career in politics.

Classified documents acquired by Wikileaks revealed that former President Marcos organized a birthday party in 1973 in which military generals were ordered by Imelda Marcos to perform in a “tasteless” show wearing women’s clothes. Mrs. Marcos categorically denied that General Ver’s ‘Cher costume’ was tasteless.

Church Attendance
A recent Social Weather Stations survey showed that the number of Filipino Catholics who regularly attend Sunday Catholic mass had dropped to only 37 percent. The rest were ‘enlightened.’

According to the latest SWS survey, 9.2 percent of Filipinos consider leaving the Catholic Church – “sometimes.” The others consider it all the time.

The latest SWS survey showed that only 37 percent of Filipino Catholics attend Sunday mass regularly. UNA spokesman Toby Tiangco questioned the results of the study and challenged the SWS to identify the financiers of the survey.

Margaret Thatcher, 87
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is dead. In a few weeks, the Iron Lady will be in an advanced state of corrosion.

Margaret Thatcher is dead. Can we now invade the Falkland Islands?

Just weeks after the passing of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher died. They say it comes in threes. Well, Ruffy Biazon’s days at the Bureau of Customs are numbered.

More Attractive
Size does matter. Australian researchers revealed that men with a larger penis were rated as being “relatively more attractive” to women. At 53, President Aquino is still single. Wala lang. Promise, wala talaga.
“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.”
~ Robert A. Heinlein

Sound Bites
“Bakit naka-schedule sa tag-init ang kampanya para sa election? Dahil dito napapatunayan kung anong klaseng pulitiko ang nangangampanya. Kung matunaw sila sa init, ibig sabihin plastic sila. Kung masunog sila sa araw, ibig sabihin mapapel sila. At kung mahilig silang magbilad sa araw, malamang buwaya sila.”
~Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on politicians

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  1. “There can be no liberty unless
    there is economic liberty”
    Margaret Thatcher

    On a personal note. I was a young consultant and assigned to a project in margaret thatcher’s Cabinet Office in 1980. ( i only met her briefly a couple of times, but her ‘presence/culture’ was pervasive.)
    She had a truly remarkable intellect and incredible work ethic, and was influential in shaping my economic and political beliefs, and cementing my professional integrity. Excellence in quality and delivery of results was her mantra. Failure was not an option!
    I owe a debt of gratitude for the example she set, and for that early opportunity which proved to be a springboard to my career.



  2. On the ITR form there is now a question – penis size.

    BIR will levy a tax according to size.

    Jamacians are leaving the country.
    Filipinos are looking forward to a tax refund
    P-noy is going to claim unemployment benefit.
    Pinky lacson is going to self-certify.
    Kris aquino wants to become a tax accountant.
    Bongbong marcos is going to dress in drag and avoid paying.


  3. 10 lessons i learnt from margaret thatcher.
    i wonder how many of the 60,000 currently vying for the 18,000 positions in 2013 elections would measure up!

    1. Market economics through competition and choice. ( adaptation of galbraith and hayek)
    2. Innovation and creativity in business. ( new tech, high tech, value added)
    3. Conviction politics – passion and beliefs.
    4. Individual freedom through wealth sharing/ownership ( inclusive growth)
    5. Individual opportunity through education. ( lifelong learning)
    6. Intellectual discussion as the basis of democratic elections.
    7. Clarity and communication of Vision and concrete plans ( be judged on facts/measurements/results)
    8. Aim for Respect through achievement, not popularity through false promises
    9. Leadership by example (work ethic, ability)
    10. Integrity, professionalism, and honesty.


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