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THE MASK

18 09 2018

This article was first published in the Opinion Page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer last Sept. 16, 2018.

THEMASK

IN HIS RECENT tête-à-tête with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, President Duterte mentioned the name of Senator Trillanes at least 20 times. And that could be a problem. The last time he uttered someone else’s name that much, his wife filed for annulment.

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Critics described President Duterte’s behavior during his talk with Panelo as “childish” and “immature.” Duterte lashed back at them threatening repeatedly to “tell Mom.”

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A couple of days back, President Duterte presided over a command conference for typhoon Ompong. It was great to see someone on top of something he’s really good at: disasters.

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It’s still several weeks ‘til Halloween but on his TV appearances, we can notice President Duterte is already wearing a mask.

When asked about the status of his health, the President talked about Jose Maria Sison, the Magdalo Group, and the alleged conspiracy to oust him. He’s not well, obviously.

Here’s another pre-Halloween joke for you. Two guys (who do not know each other) wearing identical Bongbong Marcos masks walk into a Halloween costume party. One of the guys says, “Well, this is awkward. We can’t be both losers tonight.”

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Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana admitted it was Solicitor General Jose Calida who called him on August 16 “to get the amnesty records” of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Fifteen days later, President Duterte would claim Trillanes’s amnesty records were missing. Remember the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Not all the time.

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For helping authorities detect shabu in the magnetic lifters found in a warehouse in Cavite, a 6-year-old dog named ‘Odel’ was awarded a ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. The President has earlier dismissed the P6.8B shabu shipment as “pure speculation.” Solicitor General Jose Calida has started his inquiry into Odel’s training records.

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According to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions Report, 2017 was the world’s most miserable year in more than a decade. People experienced worry, physical pain, sadness, stress, and anger. Or as that’s called in the Philippines, the five stages of Duterte’s War on Drugs.

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The Department of Justice is offering a reward of P500,000 for information leading to the arrest of alleged-big time drug lord, Peter Lim. Even Peter Lim was like, “Five hundred thousand??? Do you want me arrested or not?”

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Here’s a bad news: There have been reports that some witnesses against Andal Ampatuan Jr. have recanted their testimonies. Harry Roque, a former counsel of some Maguindanao massacre victims, is upset. He couldn’t believe that witnesses would just abandon the side of truth in exchange for something. To which, those witnesses replied, “Look who’s talking.”
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“Sorry to hear your body is as sick as your mind.”
~Anonymous

Sound Bites
“There is an evolving story sa Itogon, Barangay Ucab… 43 persons doon, nag-collapse ‘yung church… Kaya nga ito eh, alam mo Sir sa totoo lang, kung pinalitan niyo ‘yung pari diyan, ‘di magbagsak ‘yan. Bobo kasi itong mga pari, p*tang*na!”
~Rodrigo Duterte

Classy.

I am STILL on Twitter: @hecklerforever8

Photo: via the DA Secretary

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TÊTÊ-À-TÊTÊ: WHEN TWO DICKS TALK

12 09 2018

WHEN TWO DICKS talk, is that a tête-à-tête? Asking for a friend.

In case you missed it, here are some excerpts from President Duterte’s one-and-a-half-hour tête-à-tête with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo last September 11, 2018.

ON RICE SHORTAGE
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ON BUKBOK RICE
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ON INFLATION
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ON OPH EXCHANGE RATE
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ON BONG GO
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ON K9
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ON AMNESTY
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ON SEPT 21

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ON BAR
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ON HEALTH
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FINAL MESSAGE
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“An obsession with control generally seems to reflect a fear of uncertainty.”
~Henry Mintberg

Sound Bites
“What a sad, tragic, and unfortunate misuse of the national attention.”
~Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay on Duterte’s têtê-à-têtê with Panelo

Indeed.

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever8

[Photos: Philippine Star; RTVM Screen Grab]





DELIVER US FROM WEEVIL

3 09 2018

This article first appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Sept. 2, 2018.

It’s September – the start of the long Christmas season for many Filipinos – except for Teresita Leonardo-De Castro who got her Christmas gift a week earlier. Merry Christmas!

Newly-installed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro defends her appointment to the SC’s highest post saying President Duterte doesn’t know her personally. She adds, “I don’t think the President would do anything that will impair the independence of the judiciary.” Apparently, she doesn’t know Duterte personally.

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The Department of Agriculture has approved the importation of 17,000 metric tons of galunggong (round scad) from China starting this month. Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñol will personally supervise the importation. In fact, when the galunggongs arrive in our ports, Piñol will be the one holding the “Welcome back!” banner.

Claiming it would address the rice shortage in Zamboanga, Basilan, Tawi-tawi and Sulu, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has proposed to legalize rice smuggling. Even rice smugglers were like, “No, thanks. We’re doing just fine.”

Still on Piñol, the Secretary downplayed reports that imported rice from Thailand were infested with weevils or bukbok, a type of beetle. He said, “Serve me bukbok rice, I will eat it.” In the interest of fairness, let’s ask the bukbok if they’re willing to be served to Piñol.

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Change has come indeed. The Philippines now imports galunggong; a top government official openly supports rice smuggling, and recently, the University of the Philippines has become the newest party venue for Marcos loyalists.

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A group of young men from Malabon City got into trouble when a video they created in 2016 surfaced and became viral. In the video, the men are smoking pot and cursing at President Duterte. Are you guys insane? Never ever do those things again. Never smoke pot, and never record yourselves cursing at the President!

Alleged big time drug lord Peter Lim was a no-show at his arraignment in Makati City for drug conspiracy charges. The police have yet to locate and arrest him. Let’s hope he creates a video cursing at the President, too.

In his regular press conference, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque calmly appealed to alleged big-time drug lord Peter Lim to “PLEASE surrender.” In response, Peter Lim told Roque, “PLEASE don’t be too obvious.”

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In a Congressional hearing last Thursday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino insisted the four magnetic filters found in Cavite last month contained shabu. Siding with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) though, President Duterte had previously dismissed the claim as “pure speculation.” But Aquino would rather believe PDEA’s K-9 unit. The dogs which “responded twice” during the inspection could detect scents 10,000 times better than humans. In fact, rumors say, when the K-9 unit heard about the statements of the BOC and the President, the dogs detected cover-up.

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President Duterte claims the CIA is listening to his conversations, and is plotting to kill him. As a precautionary measure, Duterte will now avoid his regular conversations… with himself.

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Reports say Russian trolls and bots spread misinformation on vaccine safety in the US to sow public discord. The report has prompted PAO Chief Persida Acosta to issue a statement denying she’s Russian.

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Quezon City Rep. Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo filed a case against his driver who allegedly stole the P200,000 cash he entrusted to him for safekeeping. The suspected thief is medium-built, soft-spoken, and looks up to congressmen as role models.

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For several days now, PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has not committed any blunder on social media. This is alarming. To Mocha’s followers, please pray for her.

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Whenever I see Kris Aquino’s photos on social media these days, I am reminded of the film ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Whenever I see President Duterte’s close-up photos on social media these days, I am reminded of the film, ‘Fifty Shades of Gray.” Please pray for him, too.
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“All cruelty springs from weakness.”
~Seneca

Sound Bites
“Instead of continuing to glorify a dictator who stole billions from our country, drove the nation into debt, and presided over the murder and imprisonment of thousands of Filipinos, he can work on truly unifying the nation, and assuring our people, especially those at the fringes, that their voices are being heard and that their daily suffering will soon be eased.”
~Vice President Leni Robredo

Exactly.

Twitter: @Hecklerforever8





EXCLUSIVE! CHIEF JUSTICE, RUMESBAK

27 08 2018

OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Chief Justice
Supreme Court of the Philippines

SABADO, August 25. Magtatanghali noon.

Nasa fruits and vegetables section ako sa supermarket nang matanggap ko ang isang text message. Ang sabi:

AAAUwian Na

Hindi ko na-gets ang message ni Mareng Gloria kaya nag-reply ako.

AAAUwian Na2

At sumagot naman siya:

AAAUwian Na3

Napatalon ako sa labis na tuwa. Naitulak ko tuloy nang ‘di sinasadya ang push cart at nabunggo nito ang kalapit na table. Nahulog ang dalawang pirasong ampalaya. Tse! Pati ba naman dito may hater!

Nagsunud-sunod na ang tawag at text sa akin. To cut a long story short, hindi na ako namili. Umuwi na lang ako. Hindi ko kinaya ang moment na ‘yun. Iba! On my way home, nag-log in ako sa Twitter using my secret account. Bahala na kayong humula kung ano ang Twitter handle ko. Basta ang clue, active na active ako. ‘Di n’yo lang alam na ako ‘yun.

Pero pingsisihan ko ang paggamit ng Twitter nang araw na iyon. Grabe! Ang daming nega. Ang daming inggitera. Ang daming bashers. ‘Yung isa nga, muntik ko nang replyan, “Ganda ka ‘teh?” Kaya lang baka mag-boomerang. ‘Wag na lang.

Pero dahil sa walang tigil na batikos sa akin, nagpasya akong maglabas na lang ng maikling pahayag para maipagtanggol ko naman ang aking sarili. Ito na nga ‘yun.

Sabi nila, ambisyosa at ganid daw ako sa kapangyarihan. Excuse me! Hindi ako ambisyosa.

Sabi nila, shameless at bitter daw ako. Excuse me! Hindi ako shameless!

Sabi nila, wala raw akong integridad at wala ring delicadeza! Excuse me again! Meron akong integridad.

Sabi nila, tuta raw ako ni Duterte at gagamitin ni Bongbong para maging bise presidente! Excuse me! Hindi ako tuta ni Duterte.

At ang hindi ko talaga matanggap, ‘yung sabihin nilang, “Pangit ka na nga, pangit pa ang ugali mo.” Excuse me! EXCUUUUSE ME! Basta.

Sa aking kaarawan sa Oktubre ay magreretiro na rin ako. Sa madaling salita, apatnapu’t isang araw lang akong mauupo bilang Chief Justice. Pero wala sa ikli o haba ng termino ‘yan. Kung desidido kang wasakin, I mean, paglingkuran ang bansa mo, magagawa mo ‘yan sa panahong ipinagkaloob sa ‘yo ng Panginoon.

Nabanggit ko na rin lang ang Panginoon, nagpapasalamat ako kay Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang pagtitiwala sa akin. Hindi ko po kayo bibiguin. #AlamNa

Kay Maria Lourdes Sereno, HA HA HA. Move on ka na ‘day.

At sa aking mga kritiko na walang tigil sa pamba-bash sa akin, sino ngayon ang bitter sa atin? Ako pa rin?

EXCUSE ME!
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“It came to me. My own. My love. My own. My precious. We swears to serve the master of the precious. We will swear on the…on the precious.”
~Gollum, ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’

Sound Bites
“We continue to suffer from the consequences of the legacy of evil that your father left behind. And it did not help that your family preserved his body. It only made us even more committed to never forget what had happened to our family members, our friends and our colleagues. Pray tell me, Imee, how can we move on?”
~Rufa Guiam, An Open Letter to Imee

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever8.





COMING SOON: MOCHA THE REPORTER AND LECTURER

6 08 2018

This piece first appeared in the Opinion Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer on August 5, 2018

EARLIER this week, a number of senators took the voluntary drug test at the Senate. Unconfirmed results showed many of them were working under the influence… of Duterte.

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Controversial Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has been tapped by President Duterte’s Charter Change committee to lecture Filipinos about federalism. Members of that committee should undergo a drug test.

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Mocha Uson has been cast in a film starring Hollywood actor and Trump supporter, Stephen Baldwin. In the movie, Uson will play the role of an honest and competent reporter – making the film the most highly-anticipated comedy of the year.

The film’s producer says Uson will be “doing what she does best – reporting.” So it’s not just a comedy. It’s a fiction within a fiction.

Titled ‘Kaibigan,’ the film features Baldwin as a father trying to guide his son towards the right path. The son eventually became a city vice mayor who got involved in drug smuggling. Sorry, that’s a different movie.

Controversial former Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano will be directing the film. To ensure a hassle-free production, Montano will be supervised by Hollywood producers, industry veterans, and an internal auditor.

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Ben Tulfo’s lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says returning the P60-M his client earned from the Tourism Department’s ad placements is “a matter between Tulfo and his conscience.” In the interest of fairness, we tried to get the side of the conscience but we couldn’t locate it.

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There was a rumored assassination plot against President Duterte recently. As Filipinos, we should all be concerned about his safety. After all, he is the president of this country. We want him to be in perfect shape when he stands before the International Criminal Court.

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Presidential Assistant Bong Go insists the President is in “tiptop condition” amid rumors he is sick. Many people thought something was wrong with Duterte during his third State of the Nation Address because he didn’t utter any cuss words.

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Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has just become the fourth highest official in the land. She is now also the second most powerful woman in the country after Sara Duterte.

Sen. Panfilo Lacson has warned that House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may be eyeing the post of prime minister. GMA has denied it. Among many other things.

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Reports say not a single senator is willing to defend the passage of the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. Many lawmakers are wary about the tax measure’s effects on gas prices, inflation, and their bid for reelection.

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The Court of Appeals has affirmed a Securities and Exchange Commission ruling that Rappler is not 100 percent Filipino-owned and controlled. A social news network, Rappler has been critical of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president who is suspected to be 100 percent Chinese-owned and controlled.

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Senate President Vicente Sotto III revealed President Duterte once called and threatened a rice trader for alleged hoarding. Sotto said the President even asked the unidentified person on the line where he lived. Rumors say Duterte did the same thing to the suspected smuggler of the P6.4B shabu shipment. He called and threatened him. He didn’t have to ask where he lived though.

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Ozamis City Councilor Ricardo Parojinog, brother of slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., a suspected drug lord, has been repatriated from Taiwan. He is now in police custody in Camp Crame and will probably remain there until his ‘nanlaban’ schedule.

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Russian scientists have revived tiny worms frozen for 42,000 years in Siberian permafrost. The news made former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile nostalgic because he used to play with those worms when he was a kid.
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“To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.”
~Michael Bassey Johnson

Sound Bites
“I-pepe, I-dede, I-pepederalismo!”
~Mocha Uson in a viral pro-federalism campaign video

And you thought it can’t get any lower.

My temporary Twitter account: @hecklerforever8





LEAKED: DUTERTE’S SONA 2018

19 07 2018

1D
State of the Nation Address
of
Rodrigo R. Duterte
President of the Philippines

[To be delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives,
Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 23, 2018]

SPEAKER PANTALEON Alvarez, Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III, Vice Presi… Sandali, akalain mo ‘yun. Dati pinanood ko lang si Tito sa Eat Bulaga. Ngayon, presidente na ng Senado. Pati ako nabulaga. Hehehe Congratulations! (Applause)

Vice President Leni Robredo, Uy! Nandiyan ka pa rin ma’am? Yawa. Chief Justice Maria… wala na nga pala tayong Chief Justice. Congratulations! (Applause) Former presidents Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benig… absent nga pala si gago. ‘T*ng i*a, kung ayaw mong magpakita, eh ‘di wag!

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate; distinguished members of the diplomatic corps; the delegation from Beijing; fellow workers in government; mga minamahal kong kababayan…

I will resign!

(Silence)

Sabi ko, I will resign!

(Whispers, murmurs)

Kinabahan kayo ‘no? ‘Kita ko ‘yung mukha ni Harry Roque, biglang nanlaki ang mata. Sabi siguro, “’Tang i*a, saan ako pupulutin ‘pag nawala si Duterte?!” Hehehe Of course, I was just joking. Ba’t ako magre-resign eh nasa puwesto pa ‘yung incompetent? Ano ako, tanga? I will NOT resign. (Applause/Standing ovation)

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As I have promised, hindi lalampas ng 35 minutes ang aking speech. Paninindigan ko ‘to. Kahit man lang ‘yan, matupad ko. (Canned Laughter/Applause)

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Gusto ko munang batiin ang mga nanonood sa China. Live tayo ngayon sa China Central Television. Nǐ hǎo! Bǎohù wǒ. Wǒ shì nǐ de púrén! Ko sing gaw lu, ta singkwen baw sa! Xièxiè! ‘Tang i*a, ano kaya ‘yung sinabi ko? Sino bang sumulat nito? Bahala na. Google n’yo na lang.

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Mula nang maupo ako sa pwesto at simulan ang war on drugs, wala na akong narinig kundi puro reklamo. Winawasak ko raw ang pamilyang Filipino. Walang katotohanan ‘yan. Sa aking administrasyon, lalo pa ngang naging close ang magkakapamilya. Kitang-kita ang pagsusumikap at pagtutulungan nila upang umasenso. ‘Wag na tayong lumayo pa. Kasama natin ngayong hapon sa gallery ang pamilya Tulfo. Palakpakan natin sila. (Applause)

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Napakalaki ng nabawas sa red tape sa gobyerno. Dahil na rin ito sa masisipag nating empleyado. Walang break-break kahit lunch. Wala ring merye-meryenda. Umulan man o umaraw, tuloy ang serbisyo. Multitasking pa nga ang iba. Tingnan n’yo si former DOT secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, sabi ng COA, nagtatrabaho na, nagsha-shopping pa! Mabuhay ka! (Applause)

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Ayon sa mga gagong Dilaw, malayo raw ang performance ko sa mga nagawa ni Noynoy Aquino. P*tang i*a, napikon ako. Kaya ayun, ginaya ko! Tinanggal niya si Corona, tinanggal ko si Sereno! It’s a tie! (Applause)

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Isa pang nakakabuwisit ‘yang mga nagsasabing galit daw ako sa mahihirap. Wala silang bukambibig kundi “Anti-poor si Duterte! Mahihirap ang pinapatay ni Duterte!” Nang sumunod na Lunes, pinatay ‘yung Mayor Halili. Binatikos pa rin si Duterte! ‘T*ng i*a! Ginawa ko na ngang lahat ‘di ba? Mahirap, mayaman, itinumba! Kulang pa ba?

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Masakit mapagbintangang mamamatay-tao. May nagsasabing pinapatay daw ng mga pulis ang nahuhuling drug suspects. ‘T*ng i*a! Kasinungalingan ‘yan! Ang binabaril lang ng masisipag nating pulis ay ‘yung mga nanlalaban. Tingnan n’yo sina Kerwin Espinosa at si kumpareng Peter Lim, never na lumaban. Kaya ‘yun, pinalaya ni Aguirre at ‘di na kinasuhan! (Applause)

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Personal sa akin ang paglaban sa ilegal na droga. Kumukulo talaga ang dugo ko ‘pag nakakakita ng biktima ng drug addicts. Mga hayup! Kaya sa nagpasok ng 6.4 bilyong pisong shabu last year, I don’t know who you are but I will find you and I will kill you! (Applause)

(Message alert tone)

Sandali, may nag-text, “Papa, nag-sorry na ako ‘di ba? Pasaylua na ko please.”

Na-wrong send yata. ‘Tuloy ko na ang speech ko.

Sa’n na ba ako? Nawala ako ah.

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Napakataas na raw ng presyo ng petrolyo sa bansa. Fake news ‘yan! Kung mahal ang petrolyo sa Pilipinas, bakit ‘yung mga eroplano ng China, sa Davao pa nagpapa-gas? (Applause)

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Sanga pala… sa Sabado, balak kong pumunta sa West Philippine Sea kasama si Willie Revillame. (Canned laughter) O, ba’t natawa kayo? Akala n’yo joke lang? Totoo! Nag-volunteer si Kuya Wil. Magpapalaro s’ya ng hephep hooray sa Chinese Coast Guard as an act of goodwill. ‘Tapos tuwing may mananalo, sisigaw siya. Alam n’yo ba kung ano ang isisigaw niya?

*ANO?!?*

Bigyan ng isla ‘yan!

(Silence)

Mga gago. Joke ‘yun. Tumawa kayo!

(Canned laughter)

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Sinisisi ng marami ang TRAIN Law sa pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin. Apektado na raw ang mahihirap. So gusto nila, i-suspend ko ang TRAIN Law. Kalokohan! Ganito lang ‘yan. Kung konti lang ang pera ng mahihirap na ‘yan, ibibili na lang nila ito ng bigas, asukal, o mantika. Hindi na sila makabili ng droga. In short, dahil sa TRAIN Law, mababawasan ang mga adik. Palakpakan natin ang TRAIN Law! (Applause)

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Ang sa akin lang, we need the money from the TRAIN Law for our Build, Build, Build program. Pambayad natin ‘yan sa China. Now, kung nagugutom ka dahil mahal ang bilihin, eh ‘di mag-pray ka. Walang impossible with god di ba? Punta ka sa church. Luhod ka. Hingi ka ng help sa imong god. Kung gutom ka pa rin after magsimba, stupid ang god mo. Lipat ka na lang sa Iglesia ni Rodrigo. (Canned laughter)

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Sabi ng SWS, 10.9 million daw ang walang trabahong Filipino noong 1st quarter ng 2018. Of course, luma na ang survey na ‘yan. Hoy Mahar Mangahas, i-update mo na ang figures mo bai! Malaki na ang nabawas d’yan kasi ipinadampot ko na ang mga tambay. (Applause)

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Batiin ko rin pala ang napakaraming OFWs na walang sawang sumusuporta sa akin. Ang daming comments sa Facebook: Watching from Dubai, watching from Italy, watching from Jeddah, watching from Taiwan, watching from Wakanda, watching from Qatar. Tuwang-tuwa ang mga gago kasi ang taas ng dollar. Pag-uwi, Duty Free. Bili ng Toblerone, Cadbury. ‘Yung kababayan nila sa Pilipinas, na-bury na kasi namatay sa gutom. Pisti. (Canned laughter) Uy, joke lang ‘yun huh. What I mean is, kung mataas ang dollar at mababa ang piso, ‘wag agad negative. Mag-benefit man d’yan ang mga OFW. (Applause)

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Pagdating naman sa kapaligiran, hindi ko rin naman kayo binigo. In fact, nitong nakaraang taon, naging aktibo ako sa 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Ang mga sinibak ko sa gobyerno, ibinalik at inilipat ko sa ibang puwesto! (Applause)

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Baka sabihin n’yo, puro problema na lang itong si Duterte. Ulol ka ‘pag inisip mo ‘yun. Sa mga Dilawan at Ka-DDS d’yan, mag-focus na lang tayo sa positive things sa ating paligid. Nandiyan ang mababait nating fishermen sa West Philippine Sea. Kita n’yo naman… iluluto na lang ang mga huli, ipinamigay pa sa friends nilang Chinese. Talk about hospitality. Palakpakan natin sila. (Applause)

Nandito ba si Martin Andanar? Saang banda nakaupo?

*Spots Martin Andanar*

Ah, d’yan ka pala sa taas. Anyway, nandito ngayon ang mga tauhan ni Martin Andanar ng Communications Office who are very creative. Ang DOLE logo naging pinya ‘tapos ang Norway, naging Norwegia. Palakpakan din natin sila. (Applause)

Sa mga nagagalit kay Mocha, alam kong naiinggit lang kayo dahil very talented na babae ‘yan. Si Mocha lang ang nakapaglipat ng Mayon Volcano mula Albay papuntang Naga. Mabuhay ka Mocha! (Applause)

Baka sabihin naman ni Atty. Persida ‘Face to Face’ Rueda-Acosta, kinalimutan ko na siya. Never. Nakaka-inspire ang buhay ni Ma’am Persida. Dalawang beses s‘yang bumagsak sa bar exams noon. ‘Tapos ngayon, doktor na siya! Mabuhay ang Dengvaxia! (Applause)

And of course, narito rin ngayon ang pride nating lahat: lumalaban hindi lang para sa bayan kundi para sa BIR, ang WBA regular welterweight champion of the world, si Sen. Manny Pacquiao. Idol, kung tatakbo kang pangulo sa 2022, suportado kita. Ang tanong na lang: may eleksyon pa ba? Congrats Pacman! (Applause)

And finally, personal akong mag-thank you kay House Speaker Alvarez kasi wala man siyang takot mam-blackmail mag-persuade ng mga kasamahan niyang hindi supportive sa ChaCha. Tama ‘yang ginagawa mo! Ang kongresistang ayaw sa federalismo, huwag bigyan ng pondo!

So ang tanong ko, sino sa inyo ang ayaw sa federalismo? Taas ang kamay.

(Silence)

Congratulations! Palakpakan natin si House Speaker! Salamat kaayo dong! (Applause)

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Sanga pala, baka nagtataka kayo kung bakit wala dito ngayon si Sec. Ernesto Pernia ng NEDA. Last week, sabi niya, federalism would wreak havoc in the economy. Gago. Ayun, nagpaalam kahapon, may sumasakit daw sa likod niya kaya nag-resign na. ‘Buti naman.

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Mga kababayan, dalawang taon na ako sa puwesto. Marami pa akong plano para sa sambayanang Filipino. Sira-ulo ang nagsasabing walang vision o master plan ang gobyerno. For your information, advanced mag-isip ang mga tao ko. Tingnan n’yo si Bong Go: Nangangampanya na kahit ‘di pa kandidato. Palakpakan natin siya! (Applause)

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Thirty-five minutes na yata ako dito. Baka mabuang na kayo. Pasalamat na muna ako sa direktor natin, si Joyce Bernal. Nag-promise siya sa akin kahapon na gawin niya akong kamukha ni John Lloyd Cruz. (Canned laughter) Pero ayaw pala ni Baste kay JLC. So sabi ko, sige, Piolo Pascual na lang. Ang kumontra, ipatumba ko. So, tanungin ko kayo: Kamukha ko na ba si Piolo?

(Silence)

Tarantado!
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“Leadership by deception isn’t leadership. It’s fraud.”
~Dr. DaShanne Stokes

Sound Bites
“Expenditure will be immense if we go to federalism, and we estimate that the fiscal deficit to the GDP ratio can easily jump to maybe 6 percent or more, and that’s really going to wreak havoc in terms of our fiscal situation. We are now moving to connect the…lagging regions into the mainstream economy and that momentum of infrastructure improvement in the regions is going to be disrupted.”
~Socioeconomic Planning Sec. Ernesto Pernia

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[Photo: Duterte: Aaron Favila, AP]





CHAMP AGAIN, YOU KNOW

15 07 2018

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MANNY PACQUIAO is the new WBA regular welterweight champion! Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao – the boxer. There’s probably ‘zero crime rate’ again in the Philippines on fight day. The killings will resume Monday.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte watched the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout in Kuala Lumpur. When he came face to face with the two boxers, he told Matthysse, “You lost!” Then, he told Pacquiao, “Yuan!”

In a post-fight interview, President Duterte says he’d rather see Manny Pacquiao retire soon. Specifically, he believes Manny can retire in 3 to 6 months.

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao won against Argentine pug Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur. As expected, sponsorship logos were printed on Pacquiao’s boxing trunks. There’s Ricoa, GCOX, Motolite, and a couple more. Much to the surprise of many Filipinos, there was no #BongGoTayo.

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It was the 60th career win for Manny Pacquiao. Addressing the ecstatic crowd, Pacquiao said, “Thank God for this victory.” God was quick to deny though He had a hand in the victory.

Tito Sotto was also at ringside in Kuala Lumpur. After watching Pacquiao cruise to victory, Sotto tweeted, “I thought I was watching Manny 10 years ago. Mabuhay ka Sen and Champion Manny Pacquiao.” There’s no truth to rumors though that Sotto made a promise to Pacquiao he’ll have Inquirer articles linking him to starlets taken down.

The Tulfo siblings lauded the victory of Manny Pacquiao. After the fight, the Tulfos gave him a standing ovation and 60 million rounds of applause.

Some netizens say the victory will help boost Manny Pacquiao’s chances of winning a higher post in the 2022 elections. To which, House Speaker Alvarez said, “What elections?’

CompuBox scores showed Manny Pacquiao landed 44 percent of his power punches while Lucas Matthysse landed just 28 percent. To give you an idea of how bad Matthysse performed, even some Gilas Pilipinas members landed more punches than him.
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“The height of your accomplishments is determined by the depth of your convictions.”
~ William F. Scolavino

Also…
Check out my article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Here’s the link.

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Thank you!

I am on Twitter: @HecklerForever.

[Photos: Pacquiao: AFP/Getty Images; Cabinet: @virgillopez/PCOO]





EXCLUSIVE: PTV 4 ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMMING LINE UP

15 06 2018

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CHINESE Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua announced that state-run People’s Television Network would soon air shows that promote Chinese propaganda history and culture. The line-up includes drama series, children’s shows, movies and documentary dubbed in Tagalog.

Starting August 1, this will be…

PTV 4’S REVAMPED PROGRAMMING LINE UP

5:50 a.m. – Philippine National Anthem

5:55 a.m. – Chinese National Anthem

6:00 a.m. – Zǎoshang hǎo Manila (Good Morning Manila)

7:00 a.m. – Animated Series: Mao Tse Tung Tong Tong Pakitong-kitong
The life of Chairman Mao, the King Crab who rules the waters of South China Sea. It features the voices of Alan Peter Cayetano as Chairman Mao and Harry Roque as Jiang Qing a.k.a. Madam Mao, wife of Chairman Mao

8:00 a.m. – Animated Series: The Adventures of Spongebob Tiananmen SquarePants, an anti-democracy sea sponge

9:00 a.m. – Tibet On Your Baby
Tibetan couples and their babies compete for food, shelter, clothing and recognition of human rights

10:00 a.m. – Are You Going to Scarborough Shoal (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
The trailblazing musical-cooking-travel show set on Scarborough Shoal features singing Chinese chefs preparing some of the most mouthwatering seafood dishes.

11:00 a.m. – Talk Show: 13 Reasons Why We Own the Disputed Islands

12:00 nn – Yuan for All, All for Yuan
Simulcast worldwide, the noontime show encourages poor, developing nations to “build, build, build” through multi-million dollar loans from Beijing.

1:30 p.m. – Game/Variety: Chinese Garter, Chinese Barter
Filipino and Chinese fishermen battle it out in a game of Chinese garter. Winner gets fish, loser gets noodles.

2:00 p.m. – Hotline Deng Va Xia: Isumbong Mo Kay Persida

3:00 p.m. – Security Guardians of the Galaxy with Solicitor General Jose Calida
Tips on how to corner huge government contracts effortlessly

4:00 p.m. – House of ‘Tards a.k.a. The Bash
A full hour devoted to mocking, maligning, and destroying the reputation of the Vice President; featuring vitriolic commentaries by Sassot, Nieto, Uson, and other BBM black propagandists

4:30 p.m. – Today’s News (According to Us) anchored by Mocha Uson and Vitaliano Aguirre

5:30 p.m. – Legal Advice: Better Call Sal (Panelo)

6:00 p.m. – 13 Reasons Why We Own the Disputed Islands (Primetime Edition)

7:00 p.m. – Replay: Chinese Garter, Chinese Barter
Filipino and Chinese fishermen battle it out in a game of Chinese garter. Winner gets fish, loser gets noodles.

7:30 p.m. – Ang Probinchino
This action drama follows the story of Shing A Ling, a member of the Chinese Coast Guard who pursues foreign “intruders” in the Spratly Islands.

8:30 p.m. – Magpa-Kowloon Man
A day in the life of a Ka-DDS with his/her Chinese friends in the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong

9:20 p.m. – Chinese Lottery Draw (Simulcast worldwide)

9:30 p.m. – Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Gumawa (In Mandarin but with Filipino subtitles)
An inspiring documentary on grade school children working in Apple, Samsung, Nike, Adidas, Lenovo, Huawei, and Mattel (Barbie) factories

11:00 p.m. – Xi Duterte Forever (Recorded)
Joint regular press con of President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte

12:00 mn – Chinese National Anthem

12:05 a.m. – Philippine National Anthem

12:07 a.m. – Sign Off

PTV 4 is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government under the helm of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
No Facebook.
No Twitter.
No YouTube.
Follow us on Weibo: @PTV_China (Strictly no content with homosexuality)
Follow us on WeChat: @PTV_China
Our official PTV app is now available for download in all areas expect Norwegia.
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“A crazy country, choking air, polluted hearts, treachery. Treachery and treason.”
~Naguib Mahfouz

Sound Bites
“Totoo pong kinuhanan ng isda ang ating mangingisda sa Scarborough. Kada kinukuhanan ng isda, binibigyan naman sila ng noodles at tubig.”
~Harry Roque, Chinese presidential spokesman

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[Photo: PTV Official Website]





FIRST & EXCLUSIVE: INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE NG PANGULO

10 06 2018

PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE**
June 12, 2018

Mga Kababayan,

Hindi na ako magpapaliguy-ligoy pa. Magiging prangka ako.

Sa napakahalagang araw na ito sa Pilipinas, hindi ko alam kung angkop bang magbigay pa ako ng mensahe.

Ang tanong ng marami: Malaya ba talaga tayo?

Ako na ang nagsasabi: malayang-malaya! Walang makapagdidikta sa atin.

Nitong mga nakaraang buwan, naging paksa hindi lamang dito kundi sa mga kalapit nating bansa ang isyu ng pananakop at soberenya.

Dahil walang hinto ang pagkalat ng walang basehang mga paratang, at pagdududa, nagpasya akong ilabas ang pahayag na ito.

Maninindigan tayo. Inuulit ko, maninindigan tayo. ATIN ang pinag-aagawang mga teritoryo sa South China Sea.

Atin ang Scarborough Shoal. Atin ang Paracel Islands. Atin ang Spratlys.

Hindi tayo papayag na angkinin ng kahit anong bansa ang mga islang ‘yan.

Sinumang magtangkang sumakop sa mga teritoryong aking nabanggit ay matapang nating haharapin!

Lalaban tayo.

Kung kailangang gumamit ng armas upang maiparating ang ating mensahe, gagawin natin.

Ipagtatanggol ng pamahalaan ang mga kababayan nating mangingisda! Ang kanilang mga huli, mananatiling kanila. Walang maaaring umagaw.

Hindi tayo papayag na sila ay i-bully ninuman.

Kung may magtayo ng istruktura, magpuprotesta tayo. Kung may mangisda sa mga lugar na sakop natin, magpuprotesta tayo. Malinaw ang ating panuntunan.

Nagpapasalamat nga pala ako kina Alan Peter Cayetano at Harry Roque dahil katulong natin sila sa paghahatid ng mensahe ng ating pamahalaan patungkol sa usaping ito.

Inuulit ko, hindi tayo papayag na mapailalim sa kapangyarihan ng kahit anong bansa.

Bilang pagtatapos, nais kong batiin ang mga Filipino saan mang dako ng mundo sa pagdiriwang ng isandaan at dalawampung taon ng kasarinlan.

Binabati at pinasasalamatan ko rin ang isang tapat na kaibigan at maaasahang kaalyado – si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Ipagpatuloy mo ang iyong mga nasimulan – for the motherland.

Mabuhay kayo!

Xièxiè!

Gumagalang,
Xi Jinping
President
People’s Republic of China

(**The original statement was translated from Mandarin to Filipino.]
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“Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.”
~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Sound Bites
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[Photos: Reporter’s Notebook]





MOCHA USON SINAGOT SI KRIS AQUINO

6 06 2018

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“They all lie, from the top man down to the bottom. If their lips are moving, a lie is unfolding.”
~William Rivers Pitt

Sound Bites
“Balahura din ako. Ganyan ang labanan eh! Kailangan ka talagang lumaban. I’m sorry na ganito ang nangyari sa bayan natin – na in order for you to be heard, you have to speak this language. In order for people to listen to you, you have to shove the truth in their faces.”
~Kris Aquino [Click to watch video]

#LabanKris

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[Photo: Rappler]





POLITICS & ANAGRAMS

3 06 2018

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WHERE THE HELL…

1 06 2018

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THE PLANE CRASH

31 05 2018

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EXCLUSIVE: WANDA TULFO-TEO’S RESIGNATION LETTER

9 05 2018

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HIS EXCELLENCY RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President, Republic of the Philippines
Malacañan Palace, Manila

Dear Mr. President,

Kahapon nang umaga ay Panay ang iyak ko nang marinig ko ang balita. Mag-aalmusal ako no’n. Ang sarap ng mga pagkain sa mesa. I was so Hungary ngunit bigla akong nawalan ng Ghana. Malakas kasi ang bulung-bulungang sisibakin mo ako. Ang una kong naisip, Albay some time. Kaya’t bago pa man ang Cabinet meeting kinagabihan, inutusan ko ang aking abogado na kausapin si SAP Bong Go; baka sakaling magawan ng paraan. But it was too late. Wala na rin siyang nagawa. Ang Belize ng mga pangyayari. Bago matapos ang Lunes, wala na akong trabaho. I’m Finnished!

Tinawagan ko agad ang aking mga kapatid.

Gulat na gulat si Ben. “What the actual fuck?! Tinuluyan ka ni Tatay Digong?!? Norway!”

Halos ‘di naman nakapagsalita si Erwin. “I don’t Bolivia! Tell me this isn’t real. Tell me panaginip lang lahat ito. Busan mo ako ng tubig please!”

Dala ng labis na galit, namura ko sila. “P*tang ina n’yo kasi! Puro kayo Caloocan! Ke Bago-Baguio ko pa lang sa government service, pinagkakitaan n’yo agad. Ito ang resulta! Kasalanan n’yo ‘to!”

Sumagot si Ben, “This is in Seine! We will fix this.”

“D’yan ka magaling! Sa ‘fix-fix’ na ‘yan! Eh kung Dagupan kaya kita d’yan!?! Kumita ka na, ‘di ba?! Tama na!”

Ngunit nanindigan pa rin siya. “Malinis ang aking konsensya. Matino akong tao,” paliwanag niya.

“Matino?! Are you Syria?!?” sabi ko, “Alam ko ang Caracas mo, Ben! Alam din sa industriya ang style n’yo.”

Hindi na nakatiis si Erwin. “Akala mo ba Ate ikaw lang ang nasasaktan? Akala mo ba ikaw lang ang mapapahiya? Akala mo ba ikaw lang ang mawawalan ng kita? Camiguin!”

“Tigilan Monaco, Erwin! Tigilan n’yo na ako! Kagagawan n’yong lahat ito! Kasalanan n’yo kung bakit nawalan ako ng trabaho!”

At tuluyan na akong napahagulhol. Iraq ako nang Iraq.

Mr. President, you can Czech may track record. Heart and Seoul ang puhunan ko rito. I Cannes enumerate several other accomplishments but I rather not. Ayaw ko pong magyabang.

Basta, I Benin the travel industry for years kaya alam ko ang ginagawa ko. Kumbaga, Vatican na ako d’yan.

Alam mo kung gaano ako ka-dedicated sa trabaho! Cuba na ako sa kapu-promote sa Pilipinas. Sa katunayan, tumaas ang bilang ng mga turista sa bansa mula nang ma-appoint ako sa DOT. Hindi ko lang alam ang exact figures but Alaska a staff to send you the data.

Tanong nga po ng aking mga anak, “Mom, do you Everest?”

Sa bahay po kasi pati trabaho ng maid ginagawa ko na. Sabi nga minsan ng aking kasambahay, “Grabe ka naman Ma’am, inako mo na lahat. Tehran n’yo naman ako.”

May tatlong bagay lang akong gustong linawin, Sir. Una, hindi ko alam na hosts pala ng ‘Kilos Pronto’ sa PTV4 sina Ben at Erwin. Ottawa kayo nang tawa d’yan! Totoo po ‘yan. Ang tanging alam ko lang ay Rated Fiji ang show.

Pangalawa, kahapon ko lang din nalaman na hindi lang pala 20 million pesos ang napuntang pera sa kanila. Kahit Dublin mo ‘yan, kulang pa rin. Alam mo ba kung magkano? Tripoli!

And lastly, hindi ko po alam na kapatid ko pala sila. Kenya believe it? Ako rin, ‘di makapaniwala.  I’m sure sasabihin ng ibang tao, echoserang Prague ako. I am just telling the truth Mr. President.

Sanga pala, Yemen din lang at binigyan n’yo ako ng chance magpaliwanag, makikiusap na rin Sana’a ako na ‘wag na kaming kasuhang magkakapatid. Malusutan lang namin ito, tatanawin po namin ‘yang isang malaking utang na Louvre.

Masakit pong lisanin ang tanggapang pinaglingkuran ko sa nakalipas na dalawang taon. At lalong masakit na mawalay sa ‘yo. The truth is I don’t wanna Libya, Tatay Digong.

But I have Togo. Hindi mo na ako kailangang ipagtabuyan. Ako na po ang kusang aalis. Consider this decision a Korea move.

Paalam… mahal na Pangulo.

Isang malaking karangalan po na ikaw ay mapaglingkuran. Sa aking pag-alis, sana ay iyong tandaan: You are my one and only President… Mayon at kailanman.

Swede dreams!

Sincerely,
Wanda Tulfo-Teo
Traveler
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“Inconsistency, incompetence, and lies are all cut short by the ground. It will stop you if you can’t stop yourself.”
~Mark Twight

Sound Bites
“Diktadurya ang magwawagi at mananaig sa bansa kung manalo ang quo warranto petition at patay na ang judicial independence.”
~Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno

Indeed.

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[Photo: Wanda Tulfo-Teo: ABSCBN News – Handout photo from Special Assistant to the President Bong Go]





DEPARMENT OF TULFORISM

3 05 2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism headed by Wanda Tulfo-Teo spent more than 60 million pesos for ad placements on Tulfo-Teo brothers’ blocktime program on government station PTV4. Tulfo-Teo insisted there was “no conflict of interest” because the contract was between PTV4 and her brothers’ program. BUT official documents released by the Commission on Audit revealed otherwise. Apparently, Tulfo-Teo’s department “specifically required” PTV4 to “buy segments” on her brothers’ show. Unbelievable.

Ang sinungaling ay kapatid ng broadcaster.

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Samantala, sa isang radio program…

Tulfo: Ang init talaga ng panahon mga Ka-DDs. Son of a bitch, pinagpapawisan talaga ako. Now you know why I always wear shades. Because, temperature dude! The mercury keeps rising. Anyway, marami na tayong naghihintay na callers. Let’s do some public service bitches. Geez, this weather! Caller No. 1, hello?

Caller: Idol, hello po.

T: What’s your name and how may I help you?

C: Nestor ho ng Pasig. Ano bang dapat gawin kapag abusado ang opisyal ng gobyerno?

T: Well, that’s despicable. But can you be specific bro? You know, give some details so I could analyze your situation better.

C: Eh kasi idol, gumastos ng 60 million pesos, wala namang napala ang publiko.

T: Medyo mahina ang boses mo bro. Can you please speak a littler louder?

C: KASI PO GUMASTOS NG 60 MILLION PESOS ‘YONG DEPARTMENT NG GOBYERNO, WALA NAMANG NAPALA ANG PUBIKO. KUMITA LANG ANG MGA KAPATID NG OPISYAL. ANONG DAPAT GAWIN ‘PAG GANUN?

T: You know what, I think we’re having some technical difficulties here. Mr. Engineer, this needs some fixing.

C: Hello idol? Hello! Naririnig kita. Malinaw naman ang dating mo sa akin ah.

T: We’ll be right back.

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T: Salamat nga pala sa engineers natin here sa station. Mabilis naayos ang problema natin sa phone line. I salute you boys. Now, let’s talk to caller No. 2. Hello… ?

C: Hello po! Si Maricar po ‘to ng Caloocan.

T: Wow! What a sweet name, Maricar! Reminds me of this pretty classmate of mine in elementary. I was so enamored with her. And mind you, the feeling was mutual. She was into me, too. Maybe it was my killer smile or perhaps my pair of sunglasses. Yes mga ka-DDS, bata pa lang ko, naka-shades na. Ain’t that cool? O, Maricar, anong maitutulong ko?

C: Idol, may isusumbong sana ako.

T: Of course! That’s precisely the reason why I created this show. I wanna help the less fortunate sector of the society. Sinong isusumbong mo?

C: Idol, galit ka sa nepotism sa gobyerno ‘di ba?

T: Of course! Noon ko pa sinasabi. Even my brothers have been vocal against it. Kapag nasa gobyerno ka, hindi mo dapat pinapaboran ang mga kamag-anak mo. Kakapalan ng mukha ‘yon. That’s just despicable my dear listeners.

C: Kilala mo ba si Wanda Teo na gumastos ng 60 million pesos for ads na napunta sa kanyang mga kapatid?

T: What’s the name again, Maricar?

C: Wanda Teo.

T: Sino ‘yon? Let me gather some info and then I’ll get back to you. Next caller please.

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T: Mga Ka-DDS, remember this. Our program has always been fair. Both sides pinakikinggan natin. Hindi puwedeng kesyo ikaw ang nagreklamo, tama ka lagi. We’re only after the truth here.

Caller No. 3… na ayaw raw ibigay ang pangalan… hello ma’am? Nandiyan ka pa ba sa line? Sorry, pinaghintay ka namin.

C: PUTANG INA MO BEN. SABI N’YO, WALANG SASABIT. SABI N’YO, MAAAYOS ITO NG PTV4. SABI N’YO HINDI ITO LALABAS SA MEDIA. PUTANG INA N’YO. PATI PUWESTO KO NALALAGAY SA ALANGANIN NGAYON. PINAGRE-RESIGN TULOY AKO. PUTANG INA TALAGA. AYUSIN N’YO ‘TO! PUTANG INA N’YO. (Ibinagsak ang telepono.)

T: I’m sorry dear listeners. May nakapasok na prank caller. You know naman the millennials ‘di ba? Mahilig talaga sa prank calls ‘tapos maya-maya naka-upload na. Mali eh. Hindi nila ‘to dapat ginagawa. That’s just despicable! Magbababalik po ang ating programa.

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C: Idol, si Nikki ‘to ng Pasay.

T: Nikki bro, kumusta d’yan sa Pasay? I was there the other night lang kasi we raided a gambling den. Almost midnight na ‘yon. Napakadilim sa area. Kulang na kulang sa pailaw. Mayor Calixto, tarantad… gumising ka naman. Konting sipag pa.

C: Idol, naka-shades ka ba during the raid?

T: May problema ka ba sa shades ko?

C: Wala naman idol. May gusto nga pala akong ireklamo dito sa Pasay.

T: Go!

C: ‘Yung local DSWD dito, namigay ng grocery bags sa barangay namin. ‘Yong isang tauhan nila, sa halip na isa lang ang ibigay bawat bahay, tatlo ang ibinigay sa isa naming kapitbahay.

T: Well, that’s just despicable my dear listeners. Nagtanong ka ba sa DSWD? Bakit daw ganun?

C: Sabi ng tambay dito, kapatid pala niya ang nakatira dun. Ang kapal ng mukha ‘di ba? Kesyo kapatid pinaboran. Putang ina ‘di ba?

T: Wait…

C: Eh kasi dapat walang pinapaboran ang hayup na iyon eh. Putang ina talaga.

T: Teka lang! Can we not be judgmental here Nikki? You don’t know the real story. Hearsay lang ‘yan. Baka naman may valid reason kung bakit tatlong grocery bags ang ibinigay. Let’s give that DSWD personnel a chance to defend himself and clariy the issue. Kesyo pinaboran, masama agad? ‘Wag ganyan. That’s just despicable.
Nikki, are you still there?
Hello?
Nandiyan ka pa ba?
‘Tang in… Binabaan na tayo ng telepono.

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T: And we’re back. Before talking to our next caller, I’d like to greet some friends nga pala d’yan sa Customs. They’re listening right now. Mga lodi, what’s up? And also, to Ms Kat De Castro who’s also a regular listener, thank you for the support.

Now, we have Caller No. 5, Mr. John Robert Powers. Wow, I think we’ve got a tourist on the phone. Just goes to prove how effective those DOT commercials are. Mr. John Robert Powers… hello sir? Welcome to the preygram.

C: ‘TANG INANG FAKE ACCENT ‘YAN. NAKAKASUKA. TANG INA. (Ibinagsak ang phone.)

T: Well, I’m not going to dignify that personal attack. That’s just despicable my dear listeners. We’re not on the same level moron! Nandito ako, nandito lang kayo. Mga ulol!

Sa production staff natin na sumasagot sa mga tawag, how many times do I have to tell you to strictly screen the calls?!? PAANO NAKALUSOT ANG PUTANG INANG ‘YUN? SCREEN THE FUCKING CALLS BITCHES! You guys better shape up or risk losing your fucking job. Consider this my first and last warning. We’ll be right back after a few words from our sponsor – the DOT. 

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T: Our last caller, si Buboy Bituin ng San Juan. May irereklamong kapitbahay na ubod daw nang tsismosa. Well, that’s just despicable my dear listeners. Sir Buboy, hello po? How can we help you?

C: Idol, hindi ko na matiis ang tsismosa kong kapitbahay. Nitong mga nakaraang araw, puro tsismis ang inaatupag.

T: Are you the subject of the chism? I mean, kayo ba ang chinichismis?

C: Hindi naman idol kaya lang

T: Eh hindi naman pala ikaw ang ichinichismis, bakit nagrereklamo ka?

C: Binging-bingi na kasi ako sa mga

T: Wait. Just because nabibingi ka na sa bunganga niya, nagrereklamo ka na? I find that a bit weird sir. Kung ‘di ka agrabyado, anong basehan ng reklamo? I’m sorry. As I have said, we’re just being fair. To be honest, baka kahit sa barangay, hindi ka manalo. By the way sir, what was the chismis all about ba?

C: Sabi niya kasi… ‘yong Dep’t. of Tourism daw, gumastos ng more than 60 million for ads sa Channel 4. Ayaw ko ngang maniwala. ‘Tapos ang more than 60 million pesos na ‘yon, napunta pala sa kapatid ng DOT Secretary. Ilang araw na niyang ‘kinukuwento sa akin ‘to.

T: SO, ANO PANG HINIHINTAY MO? IDEMANDA MO  NA ANG PUTANG INANG ‘YAN. YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT:  MALI ANG GINAGAWA NIYA. DON’T WORRY, PASASAMAHAN KITA SA STAFF KO. IDEMANDA MO ‘YAN BUKAS NA BUKAS DIN. THAT’S JUST DESPICABLE MY DEAR LISTENERS!
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“Nepotism is the lowest and least imaginative form of corruption.”
~Daniel Alarcón, ‘At Night We Walk in Circles’

Sound Bites
“Mr. Duterte has brandished the power of fear. His threats and attacks bear the full weight of his office, the highest in the land. No need to test constitutional limits. All he seems to want to do is to make enough journalists understand that they should be very afraid.”
~Inquirer Editorial, ‘Speak truth to power, keep power in check’

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