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CONFIDENTIAL

26 05 2017

0PDUT
PRESIDENT DUTERTE was in Moscow recently. He had a brief conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said, “You are a powerful leader. I admire your tyrannical mindset.” There’s no word yet on how Duterte responded.

Sacked
President Duterte fired Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chair Benjamin Reyes for telling the media there were 1.8 million drug users in the country: people who exhibit changes in behavior, hallucinations, and paranoia. Duterte insists the number is from 3 to 4 million. I believe it’s 16 million.

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In a televised speech, President Duterte fired DDB chair Benjamin Reyes. Addressing the official, Duterte said, “You’re fired today. Get out of the service. You do not contradict your own government!” Malacañang is now accepting applicants for the vacated post. To qualify for the job, aspirants must meet the following criteria: experience, dedication, and disregard for truth.

The DDB chair has been fired. Malacañang has created a three-man search committee to look for a replacement. The three members of the committee are all Bong Go.

Fake 
On Wednesday, President Duterte said the chief of police of Malabang, Lanao Del Sur was beheaded by the Maute group. The next day, Malabang police chief Senior Inspector Romeo Enriquez surfaced and told the media, “I am still alive!” Enriquez fears losing his job though because he contradicted his own government.

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ISIS
The ISIS terror group has reportedly established a branch in Mindanao, and Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Japilon is their point man. In an intercepted message, ISIS revealed its plan to sow terror, fear, and divisiveness in the country saying “Duterte cannot do it alone.”

Leaked
The transcript of last month’s phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte had been leaked online. Trump and Duterte talked about North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, with both leaders describing Kim as a “madman.” In response, Kim Jong Un was like, “Hiyang-hiya naman ako sa katinuan n’yo!”

Leaked II
According to the leaked transcript, when Donald Trump asked Duterte about Kim Jong Un, Duterte answered, “He is not stable, Mr. President.” In a statement released by Pyongyang, the North Korean leader admitted that being called ‘unstable’ by someone like Duterte was a double insult.
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In case you missed it, here are portions of the Trump-Duterte phone convo translated into Tagalog:

POTUS PRRD CALL
April 29, 2017
10:00PM

POTUS: Rodrigo, ano ba ang tingin mo kay Kim Jong Un ng North Korea?

PRRD: Mr. President, mukhang may topak eh.

POTUS: Parang tayo lang. Ha-ha-ha

PRRD:

POTUS: Hello? Rodrigo? Nandiyan ka pa? Hello?!?

* * * * *

POTUS: Rodrigo, nabasa ko ang sinabi mo tungkol sa Australian rape victim. Totoo ba ‘yun? “Dapat mauna si Mayor.” Ang gago lang! Ha-ha-ha

PRRD: Mr. President, narinig ko ang secret tape ng pag-uusap n’yo ng host na si Billy Bush tungkol sa mga babae. Sabi mo, “I grab them by the pussy.” ‘Tang ina, kupal.

POTUS:

PRRD: Mr. President, still there? Hello?!?

* * * * *

POTUS: Rodrigo, saludo ako sa drug war mo. Dito sa US, marami ring addict kaya nakaka-relate ako.

PRRD: Salamat, Mr. President.

POTUS: Salot talaga ‘yang droga. ‘Pag na-addict ka d’yan, masisira ang utak mo. Totopakin ka. ‘Buti na lang never akong na-addict sa kahit anong droga. Tarantado lang ang naa-addict sa droga.

PRRD:

POTUS:

PRRD:

POTUS: May nasabi ba akong masama? Hello? Rodrigo? Hello?!?
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“Authoritarianism does not let people decide; its basic premise is that people do not know how to decide. It promotes repression that prevents meaningful change, and preserves the structure of power and privilege.”
~Former senator Jose W. Diokno

Sound Bites
“I urge you to speak out with truth even against the overwhelming tide of popular opinion and reach out to the oppressed and disenfranchised. When you face threats to the sanctity of human rights or the stability of our democracy, give your all to protect these freedoms. Give your all to protect our nation and our people.”
~Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, Commencement Address, ADMU, 5.26.2017

True.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Duterte/Putin: Maxim Shemetov/AP; Reyes/DDB: GMA News]

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EXCLUSIVE: DUTERTE & XI CONVERSATIONS

21 05 2017

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PRESIDENT DUTERTE and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Beijing recently. Here’s the transcript of their conversations translated into Filipino.

Duterte: FYI Mr. President, mag-drill man kami ng oil sa exclusive economic zone namin sa West Philippine Sea.

Xi: Gusto n’yo war?

Duterte: Gusto namin oil.

Xi:

Duterte: Joke lang. Siyempre, ikaw ang masusunod.

* * * * *

Duterte: Mr. Xi, mag-drill kami ng oil sa exclusive economic zone namin sa West Philippine Sea.

Xi: Ako hindi payag.

Duterte: Pero sabi ng UN Convention on the Law of the Sea or UNCLOS, pwede kami mag-oil drilling.

Xi: Gusto mo war?

Duterte: War agad? Suggestion lang naman ‘yung drilling. Wala naman talaga akong plano.

* * * * *

Duterte: Mr. Xi, mag-drill kami ng oil sa exclusive economic zone namin sa West Philippine Sea.

Xi: Kung kayo drill oil doon, kami declare war.

Duterte: Sige. Pero sabi ni Associate Justice Carpio, pwede kaming magsumbong sa UN dahil sa banta mo.

Xi: Ahh, ganun? Sino ba paniwalaan mo: China o UN?

Duterte:

Xi:

Duterte: Pahamak ‘yang Carpio na ‘yan eh. ‘Di nag-iisip. Siyempre China!

* * * * *

Duterte: Mr. Xi, mag-drill kami ng oil sa sa West Philippine Sea.

Xi: Hindi kami payag. Kami declare war.

Duterte: Pero sabi ng UN, allowed kaming mag-explore doon.

Xi: Sandali. Magkano nga akin pautang Pilipinas?

Duterte: 167 billion dollars.

Xi: Pakiulit nga.

Duterte: Ang sabi ko… ‘di na kami magdi-drill ng oil sa West Philippine Sea!

Xi: ‘k. thx.

* * * * *

Duterte: Mr. Xi, ‘kita mo naman, tinanggihan ko na ang tulong ng European Union. Ako lang ang may lakas ng loob na gawin ‘yan.

Xi: Bakit ikaw tanggi?

Duterte: Kasi, may kondisyon ang tulong nila. Pati patayan sa bansa ko pinakikialaman. Ayaw ko ng kondisyon.

Xi: Di bale, kami China tulong inyo bansa: 167 billion dollars.

Duterte: Walang kondisyon?

Xi: Ikaw tanga talaga. Lahat tulong may kondisyon. EU, tulong, kondisyon; US tulong, kondisyon; Japan tulong, kondisyon; China, tulong

Duterte: Kondisyon.

Xi: ‘Yan, ganyan. Huwag tanga. Ok? Thx.
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“To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way.”
~Tom Tancredo

Elsewhere
Randy David: Aid with no strings attached?
“The message we’ve been sending out to the world since Mr. Duterte took power almost a year ago is that we are prepared to junk the arbitral tribunal award we fought so hard to win in exchange for Chinese aid and investments.”

Sound Bites
“Sinabi ko talaga harap-harapan, that is ours and we intend to drill oil there. My view is I can drill the oil. Ang sagot sa akin, ‘Well we are friends. We don’t want to quarrel with you. We want to maintain warm relationship, but if you force the issue we will go to war.’ Ano pa bang sabihin ko?”
~President Duterte quoting Chinese President Xi Jinping

Sissy Rondina.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Xi/Duterte: Ng Han Guan, Reuters]





MEGA DEBT

16 05 2017

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THE HOUSE justice committee junked the impeachment complaint filed against President Duterte for “lack of substance.” There was just no way it could prosper. If there was “substance,” it would have been murdered anyway.

China Visit
President Duterte had a productive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. China is going to lend the Duterte government 167-billion dollars or 8-trillion pesos for its infrastructure projects in the next six years. Xi has been heaping praises on Duterte for achieving its goals like China did – particularly, in terms of GDP, GNP, and human rights violations.

China Visit II
President Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing recently. Things got a bit awkward when Duterte described China as the country’s newest best friend and Xi responded by describing the Philippines as China’s newest province.

State Witness
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales vows to block attempts to make alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles a state witness. As expected, the Ombudsman’s statement dismayed Napoles, her family, and the Department of Justice.

Down
In her first six months in office, Vice President Leni Robredo’s net worth dropped from 11 million pesos to 8.8 million pesos. She lost more than 2 million pesos. The disinformation campaign against Robredo is so effective even her own money is abandoning her.

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Rich Kid
A Cebu City RTC judge allowed road rage shooting suspect David Lim Jr. to travel abroad for a week-long cruise with his family in the US and Canada. But before granting the suspect’s request to travel, the judge allegedly asked him, “Who are you travelling with?” “When do you intend to return?” and “Do you need my savings account number? Charot lang!”

Mocha Fan
On Facebook, MMDA general manager Tim Orbos defended Mocha Uson from critics who questioned her appointment as Presidential Communications Operations Office assistant secretary. “Ms Mocha is a patriot, always ready to lend a helping hand for genuine change for our country. She is also very much qualified for the job she was appointed to with her more than 4 M social media followers,” the MMDA chief said in a lengthy post he composed while stuck in a monstrous traffic jam on EDSA.

Mega-Emote
Have you been following Sharon Cuneta’s series of emotional (and oftentimes, cryptic) posts on Facebook and Instagram? She’s got so many issues, I am about to cancel my subscription.
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Amid persistent rumors she and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan have separated, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, who is vacationing alone in the US, denied there was a “third party” – totally disappointing Ka-DDS, and BBM fanatics who thought they could blame it on the Liberal Party.
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“When you get in debt you become a slave.”
~Andrew Jackson

Sound Bites
“As [far as] the prosecution is concerned, she is one of the principal alleged malefactors. We don’t find her to be a candidate for being state witness.”
~Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Thank you.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Duterte: GMA News; David Lim Jr.: ABSCBN News; Sharon Cuneta on Instagram]





EXCLUSIVE: MOCHA USON QUITS POST

10 05 2017

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NEWLY SWORN-IN assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Mocha Uson has resigned. This, after thinking Filipinos hit the appointment of the Duterte propagandist and fake news promoter to a Cabinet-level post.

Here is a copy of Mocha Uson’s resignation letter submitted to the Office of the President:

May 9, 2017

HON. RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President, Philippines
Malacañyang Palace

Tatay Digong,

Nagpapasalamat po ako sa inyong tiwala sa akin. Nakakatuwang isipin na lumabas ang aking appointment paper ngayong May 9, 2017 – eksakto isang taon mula nang iboto namin kayo bilang PRESIDENTE ng ating bansa. Gusto ko pong maiyak. Grabe po ang pagbibigay n’yo ng importansya sa akin.

Pero katulad ng aking inaasahan, umatake na naman ang mga dilawan, ang mga yellowtard, ang mga Liberal, ang mayayabang na taga-UP at -Ateneo, ang bias at bayarang media pati na rin ang mga inggitero at inggitera. Hindi sila tumigil hangga’t hindi ako nagti-trend sa Twitter. Wala na silang ginawa kundi ako’y siraan. Sa totoo lang, wala akong hininging puwesto sa ‘yo Tatay Digong, alam mo po ‘yan. Ni singko ay wala po akong inasam kapalit ng pagtulong ko sa iyong mga programa.

Siguro ay nalimutan ng mga ‘yan ang pangako mo noong kampanya: ang magbigay ng trabaho sa maraming Pilipino. Pilipino din naman ako ‘di ba? Masama ba kung bigyan mo ako ng trabaho sa MTRCB? Masama ba kung bigyan mo ako ng trabaho sa PCOO? Tinutupad mo lang po ang pangako mo. Ikaw lang ang presidenteng tumupad sa pangako.

Ngunit sobra na po talaga ang mga dilawan at inggiterong ‘yan. Gagawin nila ang lahat upang ako ay mapabagsak. Tatay Digong, gusto kong magpakita ng pruweba ng pang-aapi nila sa akin. Narito ang ilang comments na nabasa ko sa Facebook:

0TweetBRGY
Kesyo inappoint ako… barangay hall agad? Si idol Manny nga nasa senado. So ano na lang ‘yun, barangay tanod outpost?

0TweetKulam
Wala pong kumukulam sa Pilipinas. Ramdam na ramdam lang talaga natin ngayon ang pagbabago.

0poteet
Hoy Poteet! Akala mo ba masasaktan ako sa mga sinabi mo? HINDI ‘NO! Loud lang ang naintindihan ko, tanga!

0mucha
Anong MUCHA? I’m sure nagkukunwari ka lang na kakampi at Ka-DDS pero dilawan ka talaga!

0shame
Tanga! Wrong spelling ka. Dapat ‘Such a shaim! Shaim Shaim!’

0talino
Anong “insulto sa katalinuhan ng bawat Pilipino?” Tanga ka ba! Kung matalino talaga kayo, eh ‘di wala kami sa puwesto hahahaha fucker!

0civil servi
Huwag mo naman akong i-judge. Hindi ko kailangan ang Civil Service para makapag-service! Sorry. I mean, makapag-serve!

0first lady
‘Wag kang magbiro ng ganyan. Ayaw ni Honeylet hihihihi

0nakakaluka
Snong luka-luka? Si Ma’am Gina? Puta ka. Wag ganun.

0magwawala
Sinong maysabi sa ‘yong haharapin ko sila? No way. Hindi ko sila ka-level! #bias #bayaran

And lastly,

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This is slut-shaiming. Anong kinalaman ng pepe ko sa paglilingkod ko sa bayan? Matapos kang mag-enjoy noon, ganyan pa ang igaganti mo ngayon? Wala kang utang na loob!

TATAY DIGONG, ilan lang po ‘yan sa mga dahilan kung bakit umabot ako sa mabigat na desisyong ito:

I resigns resigned resigning. Nagbibitiw na po ako sa puwesto.

Nadadamay po kayo sa mga batikos sa akin. Hindi ko na po kaya. Ako na po ang kusang aalis para matahimik na ang mga inggitero’t inggitera.

Pero hindi naman po irrevokeable irrevocabogable irrevoiceable hindi naman po final ang resignation ko. Puwede pa po n’yo akong pigilang umalis. Please po. Try n’yo lang.

Sa mga Ka-DDS, salamat sa walang sawa n’yong suporta. Huwag po kayong bibitiw. Suportahan po natin ang pagbabago sa ilalim ng gobyerno ni Tatay Digong. Limang taon pa po tayong magsasama-sama. At kung susuwertehin, baka higit pa. Kapit lang.

Mabuhay si Tatay Digong. Mabuhay ang mahal nating Pilipinas!

#mamataykayosainggitdilawan
#AkoNaTalaga!
#obosen
#ImpeachLeni
#BiasMedia
#JaDineWalangProject
#IBeIieveICanFly

At your service,

MOCHA USON
Civil Service Exam Grade: 263%
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“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
~Albert Einstein

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Napoles
Just months after President Duterte expressed support for Solicitor General Jose Calida’s efforts to acquit Janet Lim Napoles, the Court of Appeals cleared the pork barrel queen in her serious illegal detention case. With Calida backing her, Napoles is reportedly firing the lawyers in her plunder case citing “duplication.”

RIP Imelda
Lani Mercado erroneously tweeted Monday former first lady Imelda Marcos had died. Mercado claimed she got the info from a “news break message.” Apparently, she was a victim of fake news. To prevent something like this from happening again, Mercado’s children advised her to unfollow Mocha Uson on Facebook.

My friends who were working that day didn’t see Lani Mercado’s original tweet. They’d rather focus on their job than talk about the “death” of Imelda Marcos. Business before pleasure.

Sound Bites
“The Philippines is facing a growing chorus of international concern at the human cost of President Duterte’s murderous ‘war on drugs.’ The government’s denial and deflection of criticism shows it has no intention of complying with its international obligations.”
~John Fisher, Geneva director at Human Rights Watch

Exactly.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Mocha Uson: ABSCBN News; Janet Napoles: Inquirer.net]





DELUSIONAL & UNFIT

6 05 2017

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THE COMMISSION on Appointments or CA rejected the appointment of controversial Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. The figures were not even close. It was 8 for Gina Lopez and 16 million for CA members.

Lobby Money
Reacting to the CA’s rejection of the appointment of Gina Lopez, President Duterte said, “lobby money talks.” CA member Panfilo Lacson who rejected Lopez’s appointment said, Duterte’s remark was “a sweeping assault on the CA members’ integrity. What lobby money?” Gina Lopez supporters replied, “What integrity?”

Unfit
Lawmakers who rejected the appointment of Gina Lopez to the DENR described her as “unfit” and “acting as if she were above the law.” To be fair to Gina Lopez, she’s just taking her cue from the President.

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“Na-ano Lang”
People are still talking about Tito Sotto’s “Na-ano lang” comment during the confirmation hearing for DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo. On Instagram, Gian Sotto defended his father saying, “Alam ng Diyos kung ano ang nasa puso ng tatay ko.” To which, God reacted, “Actually, no. I don’t.”

A confident Gian Sotto added, “Alam kong malalampasan namin ito dahil kasama namin ang Diyos.” And Satan was like, “Be fair! Give credit where credit is due. Please lang!”

Delusional
A fish vendor died last weekend when the New People’s Army attacked several facilities of the Lapanday Foods Corporation in Davao City. A fuming Mayor Sara Duterte hit the Communist rebels saying they’re “delusional” and “living in an alternate universe.” In response, the NPA said, “Wrong! We’re not living in an alternate universe.”

Delusional II
According to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Communist rebels are “delusional people” who live in an “alternate universe.” The statement has fueled speculations the NPA rebels are on fentanyl, too.

Monsters
In a strongly worded statement, Inday Sara Duterte said the attacks of the New People’s Amy “should always remind us of the twistedness of an ideology and the monsters behind it, how they employ fear and terror in their attempt to cloak their insignificance and the obsolescence of their political belief.” The statement was titled, ‘Note to Dad.’

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No Endorser
Last May 2, Duterte fanatic and ‘Impeach Leni Movement’ leader Bruce Rivera claimed the impeachment complaint they drafted against the vice president was “received” by a congressman whose name was mentioned in the document. But the solon, identified later as PBA Party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles, immediately disowned the complaint and denied knowing anything about it. It was a bad day for Bruce Rivera and his cohorts. In totally unrelated news… that same day, the Senate approved the Mental Health Care Act.

New Words
More than 300 words have been added to online database Dictionary.com and Oxforddictionaries.com. Some of the words added in 2017 were ‘cheat day,’ ‘sausage party,’ and ‘sext.’ It’s easy to find these new entries online because beside each word, there’s an image of Kiefer Ravena.
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“In reality, everybody in Congress is a stand-in for some kind of lobbyist. In many cases it’s difficult to tell whether it’s the companies that are lobbying the legislators or whether it’s the other way around.”
~Matt Taibbi, American author and journalist

#QUIZtion
Fact: Infamous lawyer, Bruce Rivera, the former legal counsel of pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles once joined this contest on ‘Eat Bulaga.’ Was it…
A: Mr. Pogi
B: Super Sireyna
C: Pinoy Henyo
D: Doble Kara
See answer below

Sound Bites
“Badly thought-out, ill-conceived drug policies not only fail to address substantively drug dependency, drug-related criminality, and the drug trade, they add more problems, as has been well documented, around the world.”
~Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions

(Un)Sound Bites
“Mga trolls lang [ang] nagpapalaki n’yan. Perhaps…these are just people who are not my fans so to speak. Baka mga talagang pakontra lang sa akin yan, kahit anong makita sa akin pangontra na. Madali naman ‘yun kung hindi natin mamasamain. Pero kung minasama nila, humihingi ako ng paumanhin.”
~Tito Sotto

Fault pa naming lahat?! Genius ka talaga.

Answer to #QUIZtion:
B: Super Sireyna.
Source: GMA News

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Gina Lopez: Manila Bulletin; Gian Sotto Instagram; Bruce Rivera YouTube]





“NA-ANO LANG”

4 05 2017

HERE IS THE FULL TEXT OF TITO SOTTO’S APOLOGY.

ATITOSOTTO

Mga minamahal kong kababayan,

For the last 48 hours, the issue of the “Na-ano lang” comment has spun out of control. Tonight, I want to set the record straight. You deserve an explanation from me, because you are the people I was elected to serve.

As you recall, the confirmation hearing was unnecessarily dull even with comedians in the committee including yours truly, Manny Pacquiao and several others.

I was anxious to keep the energy in the room and during that time had conversations with many people, including DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo. My intent was not to humiliate the Secretary, and it did not.

That said, let me tell you how I personally feel. I recognize that making such joke was a lapse in judgment. I AM SORRY. I take full responsibility for my actions and to you and to all those good citizens who may have had their faith shaken by these events. I want to assure you that I have redoubled my efforts to serve the nation and earn your trust.

Nagagambala ako. Maliwanag na may kakulangan sa wastong pagpapasya ang nangyaring pagbibitiw ng joke. Pinagsisisihan ko ito nang lubos. Pinananagutan ko nang lubusan ang aking ginawa, at humihingi ako ng tawad kay Secretary Taguiwalo, sa inyo, sa lahat ng mga butihing mamamayan na nabawasan ng tiwala dahil sa mga pangyayaring ito. Ibig kong tiyakin sa inyo na lalo pa akong magsisikap upang maglingkod sa bayan at matamo ang inyong tiwala.

As my late father told me, “Do what is right, do your best and let God take care of the rest.”.

That is why I want to close this chapter and move on with the business of governing. I ask each and everyone of you to join hands with me in a show of unity, to help forge one Philippines, where everyone is equal under the law, and everybody has the opportunity to use their God-given talents to make a better life.

God bless the Philippines!
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“I’ve learned two things the hard way: You can’t fix stupid and you shouldn’t use up your patience to fix stupid.”
~Karen A. Baquiran

ATITOSOTTO2
Sound Bites
“[You have] Two daughters? But you are single. In the street language, when you have children and you are single, ang tawag lang ay na-ano lang.”
~Tito Sotto to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo

No. We don’t describe single moms as “na-ano lang.” So, fuck you.

Sound Bites II
“’Di ba ‘yun ang biruan sa kalsada. Kung minasama nila, eh ‘di I’m sorry, I apologize. They don’t understand the joke.”
~Tito Sotto on his “Na-ano lang” comment

Fuck you some more.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Inquirer.Net]





13 REASONS WHY (THE SECRET JAIL CELL)

29 04 2017

THE COMMISSION on Human Rights (CHR) discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila Police District Station 1 in Tondo district. At least 12 drug suspects were found locked up behind a bookshelf. Some have not been charged and the arrests made have no record (blotter). But in a move that was hardly surprising, PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ De La Rosa blasted the CHR, questioned the “timing” of the surprise inspection, and defended the relieved cops saying, “Ang pulis ko walang ginawang kalokohan.”

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General Bato gave 13 Reasons Why:

No. 1: Alam n’yo bang we promote indigenous games sa mga kulungan sa bansa? Nang araw na dumating ang CHR for the surprise inspection, naglalaro ng taguan ang mga suspek. In short, taken out of context ang na-discover na alleged secret jail cell. Hindi nakakulong ang mga suspek doon; nagtatago sila para ‘di mahuli ng taya.

No. 2: Mahilig magbasa ng libro ang mga suspek. Gusto nila ng tahimik na lugar kaya mas pinili nilang ikulong sa maliit na area behind the bookshelf. Kailan pa naging form of abuse ang pagbabasa?

No. 3: Takot sa dengue at malaria ang mga ‘yan. Masyado kasing malamok sa regular cell. Eh sa loob ng sikretong selda, ultimo lamok, hindi gugustuhing pumasok. Health is wealth kaya tama ang choice of jail cell nila.

No. 4: Lagi kasing may media rito. Camera shy ang mga ‘yan. Ikaw ba, gusto mo bang makita ang mukha mo sa TV o diyaryo habang nasa loob ng kulungan? Siyempre hindi. As much as possible, puprotektahan mo ang iyong image. At iginagalang namin ang right to privacy nila.

No. 5: Gusto naming maging friendly at malapit sa isa’t isa ang mga hinuhuli namin para iwas-away. That’s why, we conduct bonding sessions para mas makilala pa ng mga kriminal ang kapwa nila kriminal. Ang alleged jail cell ay hindi kulungan kundi “bonding area.”

No. 6: Ayon sa isang cosmetic dermatologist: “Sweat purges the body of toxins that can clog pores and plague the skin with pimples and blemishes.” Beauty conscious ang labindalawang suspek na nakita ng CHR sa likod ng bookshelf. Gusto nilang magpapawis pero ‘di naman sila pwedeng magpunta sa sauna kaya doon na lang sila sumiksik. Voluntary ‘yun; hindi sila pinuwersa.

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No. 7: Kinukuwestyon ng CHR ang kawalan ng record o blotter ng mga hinuling suspek. FYI lang: sila mismo ang nakiusap na ‘wag na silang i-blotter dahil magkaka-bad record daw sila. Paano nga naman sila matatanggap sa trabaho kung may masamang record? Common sense naman, media. Common sense.

No. 8: Sa pagkakaalam ko, gustong sumali sa Survivor Philippines ng mga suspek na nakita ng CHR. In fact, pinagbigyan lang namin silang gamitin ang likod ng bookshelf. Hindi na nga kami naningil ng rental fee eh. Tama ang narinig n’yo sa balita: doon na sila umiihi, doon na sila tumatae, at doon na sila dumudura. Lahat ng ‘yan, part ng survival training.

No. 9: Nire-recognize ng kapulisan ang pangangailangang sekswal ng mga hinuli. Hindi porke’t suspek ang mga ‘yan, pagkakaitan na namin sila ng karapatang lumigaya. Sa madaling salita, ang alleged secret jail cell na ‘yan ay hindi kulungan kundi parausan.

No. 10: Ang totoo: walang bahay ang mga suspek na ‘yan. Sumuko silang lahat para may matulugan. Kusang-loob silang nagtungo sa istasyon ng pulis at nakiusap na sila’y kupkupin. Nakakadismaya lang! Nag-provide na nga tayo ng shelter, tayo pa ang masama? Bakit naman ganyan kayo sa aking mga tao? Unfair eh.

No. 11: Dito sa Tondo, grabe ang network war. Personalan ang laban ng mga Kapuso at Kapamilya. Patayan kung patayan! So ang nakita naming solusyon, paghiwalayin sila; sa regular cell ang mga Kapuso, sa likod ng bookshelf naman ang mga Kapamilya kasi nga hate ni Tatay Digong ‘yang ABS-CBN.

No. 12: Sabi nga ni Station 1 Commander Robert Domingo, mina-maximize lang natin ang espasyo. Sayang naman kasi kung hindi natin gagamitin ang space sa likod ng bookshelf; baka dagain lang ‘yan. Also, to quote the 1979 movie ‘Alien,’ — “In space, no one can hear you scream. #charot”

No. 13: And lastly, fake news again! Walang secret jail cell! Walang itinatagong suspek! Walang pang-aabuso! Walang paglabag sa batas! Natakpan lang ng bookshelf, secret cell agad?!? Fake news! Bias media! Bayaran! Dilawan! ‘Tang ina n’yo! Mamatay na kayong lahat!
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“The police have lost sight of the fact that they are public servants.”
~Steven Magee

Sound Bites
“We express our gratitude to the CHR for taking time to inspect the detention cells of our stations so that they’re able to see the real condition of these facilities.”
~NCR Police Office director, Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde

“At sabi ko nga sa CHR, ‘Hindi ba kayo happy na the 12 of them are lahat buhay? Hindi naman sila lumaban.”
~Manila Station 1 Commander Robert Domingo

Ulol.

Elsewhere
Inside secret cell: ‘You’re like pigs’
“It’s in that garbage dump that these detainees dispose of their feces and urine. So technically, they sleep beside their excrement.”

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Jail Cell: Raffy Lerma/Inquirer.net; Bato: @jeck_batallones]





AWARD!

24 04 2017

MANILA MAYOR Joseph Estrada celebrated his 80th birthday recently at the Manila Hotel. In attendance were the who’s who of Philippine politics like President Duterte, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and husband Mike, former vice president Jejomar Binay, detained ex-senator Jinggoy Estrada, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Bongbong Marcos, and Imelda Marcos. When Satan saw this group photo, he said, “Uwian na bes. Nanalo na ako.”

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Most Influential
Duterte fanatics are livid. The President topped TIME’s online poll for its annual most influential people list but the TIME 100 write up written by former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria was critical of the government’s war on drugs. Fanatics are appealing to their fellow Ka-DDS to boycott TIME – a news magazine which, they neither read nor buy to begin with.

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It’s TIME
Palace Spokesman Ernesto Abella: Sir, kasama po kayo sa online survey ng TIME.

President Duterte: Sus! ‘Di ako naniniwala sa survey-survey na ‘yan.

Abella: Sir, grabe ang support ng mga Ka-DDS, nangunguna kayo.

Duterte: Sus! Thank you na lang.

Abella: Sir, nanalo na kayo! Kayo ang No. 1!

Duterte: Congrats sa ating lahat. Sabihin mo sa mga tao natin, maraming salamat.

Abella: Sir, kalalabas lang: negative ang write up ng TIME.

Duterte: Put*ng ina kasi. ‘Di ba sabi ko, hindi dapat pinaniniwalaan ang mga survey na ‘yan? Ang kulit n’yo eh. ‘Tang ina.

It’s Time II
Abella: Sir, panalo kayo sa TIME 100 online poll.

Duterte: Ano ‘yon?

Abella: Most influential people in the world. Ibinoto kayo ng mga Ka-DDS.

Duterte: Wow. Sinu-sino bang kasama ko doon?

Abella: Nandun sina Pope Francis, Theresa May, Elizabeth Warren, Vladimir Putin, Melinda Gates…

Duterte: Eh ‘di ok.

Abella: ‘Tsaka si Senator De Lima, sir.

Duterte: PUTANG INA! ILANG BESES KO BA SASABIHING HINDI AKO BILIB SA MGA ONLINE SURVEY NA ‘YAN?!? MAHIRAP BANG INTINDIHIN ‘YUN!?!

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Honoris Causa
Amid protests from UP students, faculty and alumni, President Duterte declined the offer of the State University’s Board of Regents (BOR) to confer him the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa. Records show the honorary degree for Duterte was proposed by UP President Danny Concepcion. The motion was seconded by Regents Angelo Jimenez and Frederick Farolan, both Duterte appointees in the BOR. Despite Duterte’s rejection of the honorary degree, Malacañang assured Farolan and Jimenez there are other ways to win Order of Lapu-Lapu (award) from the President in the future.

Honoris Causa II
Abella: Sir, may offer na honorary degree ang UP.

Duterte: Anong kailangang gawin?

Abella: A-attend ka lang sa graduation nila.

Duterte: ‘Yun lang?

Abella: Yes sir.

Duterte: Sige. Kailan ‘yan?

Abella: Sanga pala sir, maraming bumabatikos sa offer na honorary degree. ‘Di raw kayo deserving dahil sa human rights record n’yo. June 25 nga pala ‘yung graduation.

Duterte: JUNE 25?!? EH ANO NGAYON?! ‘DI BA SABI KO, HINDI AKO TUMATANGGAP NG AWARD-AWARD NA ‘YAN? BAKIT KA UMOO?

Abella:

Honoris Causa III
Abella: Sir, may offer na honorary degree ang UP.

Duterte: Hindi ako tumatanggap ng kahit anong award. As a matter of personal and official policy, I do not accept awards.

Abella: Pero sir, ‘di ba tinanggap n’yo ‘yung ‘Man of the Year Award’ last February from the Manila Times ‘tsaka ‘yung Knight Grand Cross award mula sa Knights of Rizal? Nasa report ng Rappler.

Duterte: Gagu! Sino bang paniwalaan mo: ako o ‘yung fake news ng Rappler?

Abella: Eh sir, nandun ako nang tanggapin n’yo ‘yung dalawang award eh.

Duterte: Gusto mong ikaw ang awardan ko?

Abella: Tama sir ang desisyon n’yo. Say no to UP!

VP’s Birthday
Last April 23, Vice President Leni Robredo quietly spent her 52nd birthday at home with her family. Mocha Uson and Bruce Rivera are still figuring out which part of the celebration is an impeachable offense.
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“You should not honor men more than truth.”
~Plato

Sound Bites
“With due respect to the University of the Philippines, I do not accept even when I was mayor. As a matter of personal and official policy, I do not accept awards. I simply decline. Kasi hindi ako tumtanggap, ever since.”
~President Duterte

‘k.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Erap Party: CTTO; Oblation: Inquirer.Net]





(ISANG) ORDER OF LAPU-LAPU

17 04 2017

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CONGRATULATIONS to President Duterte for topping the TIME readers’ poll of the “most influential” people in the world this year. The magazine was quick to clarify however, those who voted for Duterte were not actually TIME readers but TIME bashers. Still, congratulations!

Kris
Congratulations also to Kris Aquino for landing an acting project in Hollywood. Unconfirmed reports say she is set to do the remake of the hit comedy from the year 2000 starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott. The movie’s working title is “Dude, Where’s My Career?”

Order of Lapu-Lapu
President Duterte recently announced the creation of the Order of Lapu-Lapu, an award for anyone who will render “invaluable or extraordinary service to a campaign or advocacy of the President.” In short, ‘asslickers.’

Order of Lapu-Lapu II
When asked why he decided to name the award ‘Order of Lapu-Lapu,’ President Duterte said, “Masyadong susyal kung ‘Order of Stonefish.’”

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Distrust
Vice President Leni Robredo recorded the highest distrust rating among the top national officials, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed. In totally unrelated news, Malacañang will confer the Order of Lapu-Lapu on Mocha Uson and Duterte’s keyboard warriors.

Distrust II
According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, the number of Filipinos who distrust Vice President Leni Robredo is higher than those who distrust self-confessed two-timer, death penalty advocate and traditional politician Pantaleon Alvarez. Meanwhile, another Pulse Asia survey revealed Leni Robredo has the worst PR team.

Protest Fee
Less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court ordered Bongbong Marcos to pay the election protest fee of 66.2-million pesos (either in full or installment basis), the defeated vice presidential candidate immediately paid 36 million pesos. In the words of Imelda Marcos, “Maliit na bagay.”

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Junket
Duterte fanatic and sex blogger Mocha Uson as well as controversial ex-jueteng bagman, and defeated senatorial candidate Sandra Cam joined President Duterte in his recent visit to the Middle East. The delegation has returned the other day. Uson and Cam can’t wait for the next junket with the President. Let’s hope the universe cooperates and those two get booked on a United Airlines flight.
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“I get so tired listening to ‘One million dollars here; one million dollars there.’ It’s so petty.”
~Imelda Marcos

Sound Bites
“Indeed Filipinos find in the President a kindred spirit – a leader who acts for the common good,
~Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella on Duterte’s topping the TIME online poll

“Well, I don’t need to tell you what I did because I’m not that kind of person.”
~Sandra Cam when asked how was she helping the OFWs

#DontUs

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Ezra Acayan/Reuters :Duterte]





EXCLUSIVE: DUTERTE’S LENTEN MESSAGE

9 04 2017

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Mensahe
ng
Kagalang-galang Rodrigo R. Duterte
Pangulo ng Pilipinas
Sa sambayanang Pilipino
Ukol sa Mahal na Araw
[Ika-9 ng Abril 2017]

Ngayong panahon ng Kuwaresma, p*tang i*a, ang init! Namawis man ang kilikili ko. Pasensya na. Bakit? Sino ba sa inyo ang hindi nainitan? Lakasan mo nga ang aircon.

Ituloy ko na ang statement ko. Ngayong panahon ng Kuwaresma, ginugunita natin ang buhay at pagpapakasakit ni Hesukristo. Ikaw ba naman ang hampasin at ipako, siyempre, masaktan ka talaga.

Bilang mga tagasunod ni Hesus, nararapat lamang na gamitin nating inspirasyon ang kanyang buhay. Madami ding followers itong si Hesus, ‘no? Siguro, kung nag-Facebook man siya noon, trinding siya lagi. Kabahan man si Muka.

Bilang isang bansa, marami na tayong napatunayan sa landas ng pagkakaisa, pagkakawanggawa, at pagmamalasakit sa kapwa. Sino bang sumulat ng statement na ito? Ang haba man ng words. Laktawan ko na ang iba.

Marami na akong nabigyan ng trabaho. ‘Yung mga walang ginagawang artista, nailagay ko na sa pwisto sa gobyerno. Tuwang-tuwa ang mga gago. Wala namang civil service eligibility, yawa!

At dahil ayaw natin sa kurapsyon, marami na rin akong sinibak. Tapos sasabihin ng mga gagong media, “Eh sino bang nag-appoint – ‘di ba ikaw din?” Putang ina! Siyempre ako. Ako ang prisidinti eh. Eh ‘di ako. ‘Tang ina n’yo, gago!

Ituloy ko na ang statement ko.

Si Hudas ay nagtaksil kay Hesus. Gago! Parang ‘yung isa d’yan. Nagpunta pa sa UN para magsumbong. Ulol! Eh ‘di magsumbong ka! Alis na lang tayo sa UN. Ikaw na lang mag-isa ang mag-miyimbro – ‘tang ina.

Si Hesus ay inaresto at iniharap kay Pilato. Sabi sa Bible, trial daw. Gago! Walang trial, trial dun. Tinanong lang ni Pilato ang taumbayan, tapos, sentensyado na. Death penalty agad. Kaya sa mga ayaw sa death penalty, tama si Manny, nasa Bible ‘yun.

Matapos ipako at mamatay sa krus si Hesus, umiyak ang kanyang inang si Maria at iba pang kamag-anak. ‘Kita n’yo na? Nanahimik man sila kahit pinatay ang relative nila. Dito, isisi man lahat sa akin ng media. Gago! Wala ngang reklamo ang kamag-anak, tapos kayong media nagrereklamo ng EJK, EJK. ‘Tang ina n’yo. EJK n’yo mukha n’yo. Ulol!

Sino bang sumulat ng statement na ito? Masyadong mahaba. Ayaw ko nang ituloy.

Basta ngayong Holy Week, tuloy ang laban sa druga. Huwag kayong maniwala sa tsismis na kaya lumilindul eh galit sa akin ang Panginoon. Ulol! Gusto ng Diyos na patayin ang mga adik at pusher kaya lumilindul.

Ako ang paniwalaan n’yo. Huwag ang media. Tang ina nila. Hangga’t buhay ako, puprotektahan ko kayo sa adik at pusher. Isama na rin ninyo ang lindul. Ipa-tokhang ko man ang lindul.

‘Tang ina.

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THE CHRISTIAN tradition of Lent culminates this Holy Week. It’s the season of betrayal, abandonment, pain and suffering. Or as that’s also called, “the past eight months.”

Many Christians have given up something for Lent: junk food, smoking, infidelity, alcohol, etc. You know, the bad things. In fact, many thinking Filipinos are ‘giving up’ this administration.

In different parts of the country, expect to see senakulo – a play depicting the life and sufferings of Jesus. Manny Pacquiao and our congressmen will surely enjoy that moment when Jesus is sentenced to death.

President Duterte is invited to attend the senakulo organized by PNP Chief Bato De La Rosa. In the modern version of the play, Jesus suffered, and was later, killed inside Camp Crame.

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Also in that play, relatives of ‘Jesus’ easily identified his lifeless body. There was a cardboard sign that reads, “Nagmamagaling ako. Huwag tularan.”

On Facebook, a furious Mocha Uson lambasted the organizers of a senakulo for rejecting her during the auditions. Apparently, she wanted to play the role of the Virgin – her lifelong dream.

To fulfill her dream, Mocha Uson and her Ka-DDS friends, Jimmy Bondoc, Arnell Ignacio, Kat De Castro and Vivian Velez produced their own stage play. In their version of the senakulo, the fanatics crucified Leni Robredo.
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“All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion.”
~Ram Dass

Sound Bites
“You know, you’re just a f—ing employee, why don’t you have a heart for the poor? You know you are so young and you’re already bought by the greed and selfishness. I don’t like it.”
~DENR Sec. Gina Lopez to BusinessWorld reporter Janina Lim

Have a safe week! Enjoy your vacation!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photo: Inquirer.net]





SHAIMFUL*

3 04 2017

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THERE WAS a gathering of Duterte fanatics led by Mocha Uson, Jimmy Bondoc, Kat De Castro, Vivian Velez and erstwhile Janet Napoles lawyer Bruce Rivera in Luneta last April 2. The group called for the ouster of Vice President Leni Robredo. According to the NCR Police Office, the rally attracted only 3,500 Ka-DDS – prompting a local sanitary inspector to drop by the venue after receiving reports the rally was “nilalangaw.”

3,500
#PalitBise organizers Mocha Uson, Jimmy Bondoc, Arnell Ignacio, Vivian Velez and Bruce Rivera could only mobilize 3,500 of their fellow Ka-DDS for Sunday’s rally in Luneta. To give you some perspective, the number of EJK victims was even larger.

Online Appeal
Organizers appealed to their fellow Ka-DDS online to join the Luneta rally on Sunday. “Thousands” were not able to show up though because, you know, computers cannot attend rallies.

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Shame
Jimmy Bondoc called on Vice President Leni Robredo to “stop shaiming” President Duterte. He also appealed to the international media to “stop maligning” the President. He then insisted, “Dead bodies are only on the TV screens.” When President Duterte heard these statements, he asked Bondoc, “Binigyan na kita ng puwesto ‘di ba? Ano pa bang gusto mo?”

Lectures
Some 3,500 Ka-DDS members including Mocha Uson, Jimmy Bondoc, Kat De Castro, Arnell Ignacio, Vivian Velez, and former Napoles lawyer Bruce Rivera attended the #PalitBise rally in Luneta. In fiery speeches, organizers lectured critics on how to treat the President “fairly.” In response, critics lectured the organizers on how to spell ‘shaiming’ correctly.

#PalitBise
Organizer Jimmy Bondoc said he created the hashtag #PalitBise for the rally. And the hashtags #PalitCareer and #HindiBusy for the organizers.

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Top 5 Movie Remakes Inspired by the #PalitBise Rally of Duterte Fanatics Led By Mocha Uson, Jimmy Bondoc, Vivian Velez, Arnell Ignacio and Kat De Castro in Luneta

No. 5: La La Ngaw Land

No. 4: Hinakot Ka Ngunit Kulang

No. 3: Pagputi ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Balak

No. 2: The Fault in Our Starlets

And the No. 1 movie remake inspired by the #PalitBise rally in Luneta:

Fanatic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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“Fanatics are like debris following the course of the wind, they are swept around like sand, and convinced to believe in what they do not understand.”
~Michael Bassey Johnson

Sound Bites
“We’re all hypocrites here. Pati si Speaker. Ba’t matanong ilan ang babae? Lahat kami dito wala nang ranggo kapag ganu’n! Sino bang walang kaligayahan?”
~President Duterte defending House Speaker Alvarez’s extramarital affair

Birds of a feather…

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Shared on Twitter by netizens]





PLOTTERS AND THE BEAST

29 03 2017

DISNEY’S blockbuster live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is still showing in the Philippines. Of course, we’re all familiar with the story: An attractive woman falls for a horrible monster. They got married and had three children: Paolo, Sara and Baste.

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Birthday
President Duterte celebrated his 72nd birthday last March 28 by spending some quality time with his family in Davao City. There was no lavish party. There were no expensive gifts. Duterte said he has received the best gifts in advance – more than 8,000 of them.

Junked
The Supreme Court junked the disbarment case filed by losing senatorial candidate Greco Belgica against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. Belgica was mocked by netizens because of his complaint’s ludicrous prefatory statement which even quoted singer Eric Clapton. When sought for reaction on the SC’s decision, Belgica said, “I must be strong / And carry on / ‘Cause I know / I don’t belong / Here in heaven.”

Plot. Again.
According to presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, the New York Times’ documentary and strongly worded editorial on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines were part of a plot to oust President Duterte. Abella declined to name the co-conspirators in the alleged plot although multiple sources have identified two other ‘plotters’ – Buerger’s disease and Barrett’s esophagus.

Hacks
Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella described The New York Times journalists as “hack writers.” To those asking for the definition of “hack writers,” See ‘Mocha Uson”‘ or ‘Martin Andanar.’

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Child Porn
Mocking the European Union (EU) for expressing concern about extrajudicial killings in the country, Duterte fanatic and newly-appointed DSWD assistant secretary Lorraine Badoy wrote on Facebook, “Iyong mga taga-EU, mag-online child porn muna kayo. D’yan naman kayo magaling eh.” Which begs the question, what has this woman been watching?

The Other Badoy
Over the weekend, at least three people asked me on Facebook, “Iisang tao ba ‘yung Lorraine Badoy at Gang Badoy?” I replied, “No. One is respected, relevant and sane. The other is Lorraine.”

Geniuses
Three Duterte allies in Congress: Pantaleon Alvarez, Rodolfo Fariñas, and Reynaldo Umali recently filed a bill that seeks to transfer the functions of the PCGG (mainly, recovering the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth) to Solicitor General Jose Calida, a known Marcos defender and loyalist. The full title of House Bill 5233 is AN ACT INSULTING THE INTELLIGENCE OF ‘THINKING’ FILIPINOS WHILE PRETENDING THAT THE REST DON’T HAVE ANY.”

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Kiefer’s Photos
An Ateneo grad was arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from basketball star Kiefer Ravena over some leaked nude photos. Netizens who saw the alleged photos thought Kiefer would just ignore the issue saying, “Maliit na bagay.”

Since the alleged leak happened, Kiefer has decided to keep mum – until the arrest of the suspect on Wednesday. Some observers say, “Patay na eh. Binuhay pa. Baka lumaki lang.” Ang isyu.
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“Idiots are of two kinds: those who try to be smart and those who think they are smart.”
~Raheel Farooq

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Elsewhere
WATCH… The New York Times’ documentary:  When A President Says I’ll Kill You

Sound Bites
“Talagang talo tayo sa propaganda. Iyung bawat galaw — o kahit wala pang galaw — mayroon na talaga silang kwento. Kaya nga sabi ko dati, mahirap talagang kalaban ang Marcos. Sila ang may capability; iyung infrasructure nila sa social media, in place. Mahirap talagang kalabanin kasi tayo, wala naman tayong resources.”
~Vice President Leni Robredo on BBM’s online propaganda and troll center

True.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Duterte: Mans Carpio; Badoy: DSWD; The New York Times]





TONE DOWN

22 03 2017

TOURISM SECRETARY Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged Vice President Leni Robredo and the media to “tone down” statements and reports on extrajudicial killings to boost tourism in the country.

How do reporters tone it down? Here are some tips.

First, the statistics. Iwasang banggitin ang salitang libu-libo. Kung umabot na sa 8,000 ang napapatay, umisip ng alternatibong paraan upang mailahad ang estadistika. Halimbawa, sa halip na sabihing “walong libo,” gamitin ang “20 raised to the third power.” Pero kung pabor naman ang figures sa gobyerno, gawin itong eksaherado. Dapat ganito:

Reporter:
Ayon sa pag-aaral na ginawa ng ilang human rights groups, umabot na sa 20 raised to the third power ang bilang ng mga napapatay na Filipino mula nang ilunsad ng administrasyong Duterte ang war on drugs. Samantala, iniulat naman ng PNP na ang crime rate sa nakaraang anim na buwan ay bumaba ng cube root of 2,197 percent.

Second, the crime scene. Huwag gawing detalyado ang paglalarawan sa naganap na pagpatay. Hangga’t maaari, huwag babanggitin ang lugar kung saan ito naganap. Iwasan din ang paggamit ng mga salitang dugo, baril, karumal-dumal, patay, at biktima. Dapat ganito:

Reporter:
Isang kagawad ng barangay ang nabuwal, nawalan ng malay at hindi na gumising pa matapos matalsikan ng anim na pirasong metal sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng kanyang katawan. Ang anim na metal ay mula sa itim na bagay na hawak ng dalawang lalaking napadaan sakay ng kalilinis pa lamang nilang motorbike. Naka-helmet ang dalawang lalaki bilang pagsunod sa ordinansa ng lungsod. Ang insidenteng hindi naman dapat gawin pang big deal ay naganap d’yan lang.

Third, managing grief. Ito ang pinakaimportante sa lahat. Tiyaking hindi lalabas na kaawa-awa ang mga kamag-anak ng biktima. Kung kailangang walang maramdamang emosyon sa ulat, mas mabuti. Dapat ganito:

Reporter:
Nang makita ng kanyang misis ang lalaking ‘di na nagising, ngumiti ito, tumingin sa langit, at nagpasalamat. Ayon sa ginang, “Panginoon, ikaw naman talaga ang may kagustuhan nito. Sino po ba ako para magreklamo? Tinatanggap ko ang pagkawala ng aking mister. Maraming salamat sa maigsing panahong siya ay aking nakasama. Love love love you beh saan ka man naroroon.”

Kung emosyonal man ang mga kamag-anak, siguraduhing pabor sa gobyerno ang kanilang sasabihin. Dapat ganito:

Reporter:
Nagdiwang ang mga kamag-anak ng kagawad nang malamang ‘di na ito nagising matapos tamaan ng anim na piraso ng metal sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng katawan. Ayon sa ‘di nagpakilalang tiyuhin nito, “Blessing ang nangyaring ito dahil matagal na namin siyang pasanin. Tiyak na magiging payapa at maunlad ang lugar namin dahil dudumugin ito ng mga negosyante. Mabuhay ka Tatay Digong!”

Lastly, the cops. Sila ang nasa forefront ng kampanya laban sa droga, dapat sila ang laging bida. Dapat ganito:

Reporter:
Bilang pakikisama sa magigiting na pulis na sumalakay sa isang squatters area, anim na hinihinalang tulak ng droga at limang hinihinalang drug addict ang naki-cooperate sa raiding team. Taos-puso silang humanay upang hindi na mahirapan pa ang mga awtoridad. Sa madaling salita, boluntaryo ang pagkamatay nila. Dinala na ang kanilang mga bangkay sa ‘di pinangalanang punerarya upang agarang ma-cremate.  

Sample Tabloid Story
KASAMA na ngayon ni Papa Jesus ang isang hinihinalang pusher matapos na boluntaryong magpatama ng hindi bababa sa sampung piraso ng metal sa kanyang katawan.

May ngiti pa sa mga labi ni Bongbong Calida habang yakap ng kanyang misis na malaki ang pasasalamat sa mga pulis dahil sa nangyari.

“Naniniwala po ako sa afterlife at alam kong hihintayin niya ako doon kaya hindi ako dapat malungkot,” paliwanag ng ginang.

Ang limang taong gulang na anak ni Calida ay nahagip din ng metal sa kanang braso. Ngunit nagpakita ng tapang ang bata matapos sabihan ng lider ng raiding team, “Nene, ‘wag kang umiyak o matakot. Parang kagat lang ng langgam ‘yan.”

Mula nang ilunsad ng administrasyong Duterte ang ‘war on drugs,’ dalawa lamang sa halos tatlong daang miyembro ng dalawang kapulungan ng Kongreso ang nagsalita laban dito. Ibig sabihin, mayorya ng mga senador at kongresista ay naniniwalang malapit na ngang maging next Singapore ang Pilipinas.

At press time, 20 raised to the third power na ang boluntaryong tumawid sa kabilang buhay upang makasama si Papa Jesus. #

Note:
Simula next year, ang short course na ito on alternative reporting ay opisyal nang isasama sa curriculum sa mga state colleges and universities sa bansa at tatawaging ‘Teology 101.’
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“Don’t blame the messenger because the message is unpleasant.”
~Ken Starr

Sound Bites
“’Yung mga statements na ganoon, nahihirapan kaming i-sell ang Philippines so I hope we could kung puwede even… this does not only refer to VP Leni but also to the media to please medyo i-tone down natin yung [reports] on extrajudicial killings.”
~Tourism Sec. Wanda Tulfo-Teo

Elsewhere
The New York Times:
“Violence in the house, violence in the school and violence in the neighborhood. That is why he is always angry. Because if you have pain when you are young, you are angry all the time.”

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

(Photos: EJK: Reuters; Wanda Teo: GMA Network)





OF SENATORS AND STUPIDITY

18 03 2017

AN IMPEACHMENT complaint has been filed against President Duterte. The complaint is expected to be meted the death penalty in Congress.

Pick of the Week
From ‘The Weekly with Charlie Pickering’ an Australian satirical TV news program. Truthful, biting, hilarious.

“Resource” Person
Controversial starlet and sex advice blogger Mocha Uson was invited as resource speaker by the Philippine Army to an event that aims “to promote awareness on security challenges through intellectual discourse with experts in various disciplines.” It was an enlightening talk. She taught the soldiers the different positions during battle.

Stupid
Tito Sotto, the paragon of intellect and wit at the Senate, was quoted to have said 50 percent of Filipino drivers were stupid. You ungrateful bitch! If not for their stupidity, you wouldn’t be elected senator.

Stupid II
According to Tito Sotto, more than 50 percent of Filipino drivers are stupid. In response, Filipino drivers say “more than half of senators are Tito Sotto.”

Intimate Dinner I
Senators who belong to the ‘majority’ bloc had an “intimate” dinner with their ‘amo’ – President Duterte recently. It was a lovely and satisfying evening for the senators who each had a hefty serving of Pedigree, Royal Canin, and Alpo.


Intimate Dinner II
Majority bloc senators had an “intimate dinner” with President Duterte. Before dinner started, Duterte asked Manny Pacquiao to lead the prayer. He then asked Loren Legarda to lead the singing of the Philippine national anthem. And to everyone’s surprise, he also asked Grace Poe and Alan Peter Cayetano to lead the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

Intimate Dinner III
The Senate’s majority bloc had an “intimate” dinner with President Duterte last Tuesday. No other government official was invited although Solicitor General Jose Calida was allowed entry to award each senator with a ‘Republic Defenders’ pin.

Missing Andanar
Since losing his ‘messaging’ job two weeks ago, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar has been very quiet. Please return soon. We miss your blunders.

Knockout
It was like watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight Manny Pacquiao all over again with the same results. Worse even. The incompetence of Manny Pacquiao was in full display when Senator Drilon interpellated him on a proposed measure. During the break, Pacquiao reportedly went to the restroom, faced the mirror and said, “Why am I doing this to myself?”

After the interpellation, Manny Pacquiao admitted he failed to answer Drilon’s questions because he had a shoulder injury.

In case you missed it…


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“The biggest mistake of a democratic country is to underestimate the power of a democratically elected pro-fascist leader because it is always easier to destroy a castle from within!”
~Mehmet Murat ildan

Sound Bites
“As to the plan or the objective of the house speaker, we really could not tell at this point but we see it purely as conditioning the minds of the public and also really trying to bring the credibility of the vice president down.”
~Georgina Hernandez, spokesman of VP Leni Robredo on House Speaker Alvarez’s impeachment threat

Reality bites.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: JV Ejercito]





PRE-CAM

13 03 2017

PRE-CAM, noun.
The initial outburst of arrogance of a wannabe government official.
See ‘feelingera,’ ‘assuming,’ ‘entitled.’


SANDRA CAM was a trending topic online over the weekend. The self-confessed jueteng bagwoman who collected gambling money for the Arroyos blew her top at the VIP lounge of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport recently. She reportedly berated airport employees when she was not accorded the VIP treatment.

Here are excerpts from the incident report filed by the Manila International Airport Authority – specifically the transcript of the exchange between Cam and the airport staff.

Airport Staff: Ma’am, ID po.

Sandra Cam: ID? Anong ID? Hindi mo ba ako nakikilala?

Staff: Kaya nga po nagtatanong ng ID ‘di ba?

Cam: My god! Tumakbo ako sa pagka-senador, hindi mo pa rin ako kilala?!?

Staff: Lorna Kapunan?

Cam: Excuse me. Ang layo naman yata.

Staff: Kung maka-“layo” naman ‘to! Hawig nga eh. Clue pa po!

Cam: Jueteng!

Staff:

Cam: Whistleblower!

Staff:

Cam: Jueteng whistleblower!

Staff: Sabi ko na nga ba eh! Kayo nga ‘yun! Chavit Singson!!!!

Staff: Ma’am kailangan po namin ng ID.

Cam: ID? Hindi mo ba ako nakikilala?!?

Staff: Sino ba kayo?

Cam: Hindi mo talaga ako kilala????? Clue: Tumakbo akong senador noong Mayo.

Staff: Aba, malay ko. Ang dami kayang tumakbo.

Cam: Isa pang clue: jueteng bagman ako dati.

Staff: Obvious naman eh. Pero sorry, ‘di ko pa rin kayo kilala.

Cam: Naging whistleblower ako. Hindi mo pa rin ako natatandaan?!?

Staff: Hindi po eh. Sirit na.

Cam: Hay naku! Ako si SANDRA CAM!!!! S-A-N-D-R-A-C-A-M Sandra Cam! Tandaan mo ‘yan!

Staff: Sus! Ang dami n’yo pang kuda eh. Kung sinabi n’yo agad na “De Lima sex videos,” eh ‘di madali kong nahulaan.

Cam:

Staff: Pengeng ID.

Staff: Ma’am ID po.

Cam: ID? Anong ID?

Staff: Kailangan pong magpakita kayo ng government ID dito sa VIP lounge.

Cam: Hindi mo ba ako nakikilala?! HINDI MO BA AKO NAKIKILALA?!????

Staff: Bakit ma’am? Kayo ba si Maine Mendoza o si Liza Soberano para makilala ko? HINDI!!!! HINDI KO KAYO KILALA! ‘TANG INA!

Cam:

Staff: Sorry ma’am, ang ingay ng eroplano. Napasigaw tuloy ako.

Staff: Ma’am kailangan po ng ID dito.

Cam: ID? Anong ID? Hindi mo ba ako nakikilala?! Kaibigan ko si Bong Go!

Staff: So???

Cam: Ahhhh ganun! Anong pangalan mo? Patingin ng ID mo.

Staff: ID? Anong ID? Hindi n’yo po ba ako nakikilala?

Cam: Bakit? Kaibigan mo rin si Bong Go?!?

Staff: Opo! Kaibigan ko rin si Bong Go!

Cam:

Staff:

Cam: ‘Di nga?!

Staff: Joke lang. Baka makalusot.

Staff: Penge pong ID ma’am.

Cam: ID?!? Anong ID? Hindi mo ba ako nakikilala?

Staff: ‘Pag gov’t official po, kailangang magpakita ng ID.

Cam: Ahhh ganun? Maghintay ka ng three months dahil malapit na akong bigyan ng puwesto sa gobyerno.

Staff: Ahhh, ganun? Pwes, bumalik na lang kayo after three months.

Cam:

Staff: Si Bong Go ho, nalimutan n’yo yatang i-namedrop. Go!

Staff: Ma’am kailangan po n’yong magbayad ng P1,200 for using the VIP lounge.

Cam: Huh! Bakit ako magbabayad ng 1,200 eh wala naman kayong sini-serve dito kundi tubig at kape?!? NO!

Staff: ‘Tang inang ‘to. Wala na ngang ID, wala pang 1,2. Eh ba’t pa kayo nagpunta rito?

Cam: Ahhh ganun. Hindi mo ba alam na

Staff: Si Bong Go? Sasabihin n’yo, kilala n’yo si Bong Go? Magni-name drop na naman kayo para matakot ako? Ipamumukha n’yo sa aking may kuneksyon kayo at kinakaya n‘yo ang maliliit na empleyado!?! Bong Go! Bong Go! Bong Go! ‘Yan ang panakot n’yo! Hindi ba tama ako? SUMAGOT KA! HINDI BA TAMA AKO!?!

Cam: Oo.

Staff:

Cam:

Staff: Pengeng ID. Bilis!
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“Those who claim the right to that arrogance without accomplishments to back it up deserve to be exposed.”
~Jeff Ashton

Sound Bites
“So iyan ang promise ko at tutulungan ko siya. If she would ask me for work, I would give her the work. Utang na loob ‘yan eh.”
~President Duterte on Sandra Cam

“What I said exactly is that instead of having me present to you a government ID, you wait until 2 months, I will be joining the government and I’m sure that I can give you the government ID that you need.”
~Sandra Cam

Best and brightest my foot.

[Photos: Sandra Cam: Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB; ClipArtKid; ClipArt Library; ClipArtFox; ClipArtFest]








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