RP under Arroyo is most corrupt in Asia

This report by Jocelyn Montemayor in Malaya:

For reactions- Malacañang and opposition – to PERC survey, click here.

Foreign businessmen perceive the Philippines as the most corrupt economy in Asia, a survey conducted by the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) showed.

President Arroyo shrugged off the results of the survey that said the Philippines “has the distinction of being perceived in the worst light this year,” edging out perennial bottom dweller Indonesia.

The survey was conducted in January and February covering 1,476 foreign business executives from 13 countries and territories.

The Philippines got a score of 9.40 under a grading system which has zero as the best possible score and 10 as the worst. The Philippines scored 7.80 last year.

Indonesia and Thailand, both with a grade of 8.03, shared the spot as Asia’s second most corrupt nations.

Singapore continues to be perceived as the “cleanest” with a grade of 1.20, which is slightly lower than its 1.30 rating in 2006.

Hong Kong, which previously ranked third cleanest, is now in the second spot followed by Japan which dropped to third from second in 2006. The rest in the order of least corruption were Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, South Korea, India, and Vietnam.

PERC, which provides advice to private firms and governments, said while the Philippines’ score worsened, it has not noted any worsening in the actual situation.

“It is bad and has been bad all along. People are just growing tired of the inaction and insincerity of leading officials when they promise to fight corruption,” it said, citing the prolonged corruption trial of President Joseph Estrada as an example why the respondents “were so negative in their assessment.”

President Arroyo, in an interview with journalist Antonio Lopez of Biznews Asia, said the political analyses and surveys were based on old data and newspaper reports.

“The credit ratings were fine. Iyung political analysis they work on old data. They don’t work on up-to-date data and then they look at newspapers. And if you’re going to look at who are the ones in Transparency International-Philippines, they are made up of opposition people,” she said.

Constancia de Guzman, chief of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission, said the PERC report shows measures being adopted by government to address the corruption problem are not enough.

But she said there has been no let-up in government’s campaign against corruption. She said success in the anti-corruption drive have not made it to the headlines or have not been properly communicated to the public.

She said the PERC report focused on Estrada’s protracted trial and not on what the government has already done.

She, however, said people want actual results in the form of dismissals and suspensions.

“Kahit meron tayong improvement doon sa preventive measures at saka doon sa education component and strategic partnership, ang binibilang ng tao, ilan na ba iyung nakukulong at ilan na ba iyung napaparusahan,” she said.

On the slow pace of the justice system, De Guzman said due process must be observed and the rights of those accused should be respected.

She said a study conducted by World Bank and the US Agency for International Development showed that a corruption case takes an average of seven years to be resolved. This, she said, is the reason the President has ordered agencies to come up with measures to shorten the process.

She said among the measures are the provision of additional funds for the hiring of more investigators and prosecutors for agencies like the Office of the Ombudsman; the deployment of mobile courts to de-clog court dockets; modernization and computerization of the judicial system, particularly court records; and the provision of funds for the improvement of anti-corruption campaigns in agencies that are perceived have the highest number of corruption.

March 13, 2007 10:49 pm   Posted in: General

316 Responses

  1. chi - March 13, 2007 11:26 pm

    Ngek! Naunahan na ng Pinas ang Indonesia as most corrupt economy in Asia! What an accomplishment of the most hambug PhD in economics who claims to be the president of this benighted country!

    “Constancia de Guzman, chief of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission, said the PERC report shows measures being adopted by government to address the corruption problem are not enough.”

    Paano ay untouchables lahat ang corrupt, buhat kay Tianak at asawang Fartso at pamilya, Assperon at other Garci Generals, Sabit Singson, etc. pa! How can this regime effect measures when the number one corrupter is leading the koraps?! Ano, hindi raw nararamdaman ng mga tao ang mga pinaggagawa nila towards elimination of corrupt pratices in Pinas! Hibang rin itong si Constancia. E hindi nga maramdaman ng mga tao ang epekto kuno ng gumaganda raw na ekonomiya, iyan pang sa corruption?! Magkapatid na isyu sa ilalim ng pamumuno ng Tianak Korap!

    “She said the PERC report focused on Estrada’s protracted trial and not on what the government has already done.”

    O, bakit ibinalik na naman kay Erap ang sagot samantalang 6 na taon ng nakakulong ‘yong tao! Kayo talaga, ang alibi ninyo ay bulok rin! Heh, layas kayo lahat. Nakakakulo kayo ng dugo!

    Boom tarat tarat, boom korap, korap!

  2. Phil Cruz - March 13, 2007 11:32 pm

    Gloria and her Presidential Anti-graft Commission head can deny and spin this survey result till they’re blue in the face. The fact is this is the perception of 1,476 foreign business executives from 13 countries and territories. And I’m quite certain that not all 1,476 of them cited the Erap trial delays as their reason for perceiving the country as the most corrupt in Asia.

    Foreign business executives don’t just read the papers, they talk to each other. They consult their embassies. Let’s cut the bull. It’s an indictment of the Gloria administration, period.

    Internationally, this administration is getting deeper and deeper into deep sh_t by the day.

  3. schumey - March 13, 2007 11:32 pm

    This is a report made by people from the outside looking in. Objectivity is paramount and biases do not count. Now, what does this say about our country’s image? We as a people is a nation of cheats. I resent this perception. This administration is the only cheat and its dragging us with it.

    I have yet to see improvements in the fight against corruption. All I have seen are people in the lower ranks being charged, one or two high officials doesn’t cut it. Corruption does not exist in our bureaucracy alone, it starts with the elections. When candidates sell themselves to interest groups, that is corruption.

    Its a fact we all must face and try to solve. Team Unity is a good example of how corruption works. Need I say more?

  4. vic - March 13, 2007 11:40 pm

    The President and Her Administration can Deny the Survey all they want, but the Truth is, it is not only Perceived, but Reality. Let Start with these suggestions.

    Check the Balance of the First Couple bank account as compared to their declared appreciation of assets during Her Tenure. Bet you it will be more than a 1000 % over.

    While we’re at it consider checking all The Generals, the Tongressmen and all public officials and bureuacrats and if you can find one not involved in corruption hand her or him a medal and you don’t have to hand any…

  5. schumey - March 13, 2007 11:45 pm

    Hehehe…. I wonder what phrases would be uttered by the the senile man of the DoJ or what lies Bunye will weave to protect his master?

    PAGC will again release a bogus report of how effective their anti-corruption campaign has been.

  6. cvj - March 13, 2007 11:46 pm

    Based on the World Bank’s ‘Control of Corruption’ index, corruption has worsened during Gloria Arroyo’s term.

    Year Index
    1996 -0.41
    1998 -0.34
    2000 -0.53
    2002 -0.55
    2003 -0.46
    2004 -0.58
    2005 -0.58
    [Source: World Bank Governance Matters V]

    The above index ranges from -2.5 to +2.5. We’ve always been in the negative but it has never been as bad as it is now.

  7. the bystander - March 13, 2007 11:48 pm

    God help us.

  8. valentin - March 13, 2007 11:51 pm

    hinihila tayo pababa ni tangkad, kung ano ang level ng height niya ganoon din kalagayan ng sitwasyon natin. Pinakaunanong presidente, pinakamatangkad naman sa kagagahan at kaulolan. Kaya siguro tol ang ginamit ni deafensor, yun ang tawagan nila ni macapangal at ni flavier, lets doh it tol.

  9. chi - March 13, 2007 11:57 pm

    cvj,

    Thanks for the index. And to think that it’s not the peak yet of corruption in Pinas, considering election period has just begun, among other issues.

    schumey,

    Bulol-bulol na sila but no matter what spin they do with this very negative news, the international community won’t believe. Basang-basa na ang administrasyon ni Tianak, it’s already beyond redemption!

  10. Phil Cruz - March 14, 2007 12:02 am

    This survey is great fodder again for the GO candidates. Great item for a debate on the economic issues…since it’s the businessmen talking…and this administration is hollering itself hoarse inviting this sector to come and invest here. What a laugh.

    Gloria has been slapping mud on our country and continues to embarass us each day that she clings to her throne. She is the embarassment. And we get mud in our face.

  11. valentin - March 14, 2007 12:04 am

    dapat palawakin lalo ang hate campaign sa administrayong ito hanggang labas ng pinas para malusaw na, todong hiya ang ibato sa pamilyang pidal. sa mismong kalsada natin isulat ang galit ng bayan, tulad ng ginagawa sa tour de france sa mismong daanan hindi sa bakod o mga dingding nakasulat para walang kalat at matagal mawala o mabura ng mga gulong ng sasakyan.

  12. norpil - March 14, 2007 12:16 am

    this is what the outsiders perceive the pinas compare with other comparable countries in the area. this is probably not new either. thing is do the ordinary pinoy understand this, i.e., that the managers of the country’s economy is the most corrupt in asia? do the people understand the consequences of corruption on the top? the journalists have a duty to explain this to the people as well. it is not just bringing the news as statistic with the numbers.the hardest part is to be understood.

  13. Phil Cruz - March 14, 2007 12:30 am

    Really now, how many of those 1,476 foreign businessmen would want to invest in the most corrupt country in Asia?

    The grading system is zero for the least corrupt and 10 for the worst. Our grade is 9.40. That’s just a 0.60 points more and we would already hit the roof of “the worst” on that grading scale!!

  14. Ellen - March 14, 2007 12:59 am

    From Johnny de Leon:
    Congratulations to Gloria Arroyo and to all her cabinet members for making the Philippines the most corrupt economy in Asia, keep up the good work, thieves.

  15. cocoy - March 14, 2007 1:15 am

    Ellen:
    Itong bang Johnny de Leon na sinasabi mo ay dating announcer sa radyo na katulad ni Damian Soto at ni Rafael Yabut.Pabotito ko ang mga iyan at lagi akong nakikinig sa mga programa nila.Pag si Damian Soto ang umatake ay grabe,maluluma si Claro M.Recto sa debate.Nasaan na ba si Damian Soto? Idol ko rin iyan.

  16. chi - March 14, 2007 1:27 am

    I remember that last year there was a joke that the only reason why Pinas was second to Indonesia as most corrupt Asian country was because the Fartso paid Indonesian officials to claim the first place. Heto ngayon, number one na ang Pinas. Hindi rin ba nabayaran ang pangako sa Indo gaya ng kay Montano? (‘yong sa Indo joke only, ‘yong kay Montano, true!) Naku, si Tianak at Fartso ay number among thieves talaga!

  17. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 1:32 am

    Well, to give credit where credit is due: Gloria, the nation’s immoral pygmy that she personifies, worked so hard to make sure Pinas landed in number 1 slot somewhere along… that should make her one happy female sod!

    Re Phil’s question: “Really now, how many of those 1,476 foreign businessmen would want to invest in the most corrupt country in Asia?” Maybe one will if Gloria assures him/her of a 100% return in record time. She probably will if she can in turn be assured that she will have a 100% cut in the crime.

  18. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 1:49 am

    According to La Igorota the statistics that PERC used to come w/ the Philippines being “the most corrupt in Asia” is old & that PERC also used newspaper articles.

    That is what you can call someone who has nothing anymore to say but has to say something even if it sounds illogical, stupid & laughable !

    Between PERC or Gloria, who would the world believe ? When people perceive you as a CHEATER, LIAR & a THIEF, what credibility do you have left ?

    As it is, even if La Igorota were to say that she was Filipino no one would believe her.

    If the U.S. Senate does find Gloria’s guilty of her extra-judicial killings, one can only imagine the sanctions that will befall the Philippines. And then I will ask Gloria, what was that you said again about the country’s economy under your leadership ? I’m sure she’ll blame the Leftists.

    What pissed off Malacañan is that the voice of the Leftists are being heard. She does not have the international community on her side.

    But, whatever it is, La Igorota is getting a lot of international pressure. In my books, she’s a goner..

    ******************************

    La Igorota says that the Opposition is the one who is bringing the Philippines down because their only objective is to oust her.

    That’s not exactly correct. What is true, however, is that not only do the Opposition, but majority of the people, want her kicked out, shoved out, bodily removed, & slugged out, of Malacañan. Using the word, “ousting” is too kind for Gloria.

  19. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 1:49 am

    But Ellen, Ducky Paredes’ column points to a “good” if not “honourable” Gloria Pidal. Here’s a portion of what he says in his column today:

    *******
    We see Gloria’s pitch for respect and credibility in the things that she is doing. For instance, just two weeks ago, Malacañang announced that Napocor would reduce its power rates, which would soon lead to lower electricity fees for consumers.

    The Arroyo administration is also into a rural infrastructure development binge focused on irrigation and post-harvest facilities. It is setting up a national food highway consisting of strategically placed warehouses, cold storage systems and other facilities designed to link up farm production areas to major consumption centers as well as calamity- and isolation-prone areas.
    *****

    Whatever happened to Ducky Paredes? I can’t believe what I’m reading. Has he gone mad that he’s now become a full-pledge mouthpiece for Gloria (and by extension her husband)?

    What could have happened to the the former hard-hitting journalist who, during the 2004 polls, was hell bent on putting down Gloria even if it meant electing FPJ?

    I don’t understand – has he perhaps gone bonkers because of golf?

  20. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 2:01 am

    Gloria says she is “completely focused on governance, guiding the economy and ensuring peace and order so I am not preoccupied with the elections.” http://www.malaya.com.ph/mar14/news7.htm

    Let’s put what she said in the right perspective, shall we?

    In the scheme of things, the following was what Arroyo said she was:

    “completely focused on poor and corrupt governance, guiding the economy that’s being totally propped by OFW remittances of almost 13 billion US$ a year,

    “and ensuring peace and order by eliminating pesky journalists, political rivals, buying off people and killing activists

    “so I am not preoccupied with the elections. Of course, my saying that I am not pre-occupied with the elections is a tongue in cheek comment.”

    (Ah – that’s more like it. This political harlot is seriously getting on my nerves!)

  21. JONATHAN_GONZALES - March 14, 2007 2:04 am

    Hindi ako natatakot sabihing “SI GMA ANG PINAKA GAHAMANG PRESIDENTE ng PILIPINAS” buti pa si MARCOS magnanakaw man daw siya, marami naman siyang nagawang maganda para sa Bayan…

    ARROYO puro ka SAT_SAT…

    “KA-ASYAM DAGITI PILIPINO”

  22. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 2:16 am

    We must commend Gloria for fighting the war on corruption – as she often likes to say in her boooooring speeches!

    Gloria has been able to make the country a winner in the international community – the Philippines occupies the No. 1 slot as the Most-Corrupt country in Asia !

    Hurray ! This also proves that Gloria is the No. 1 THIEF of the Republic of the Philippines.

  23. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 2:20 am

    …so what to do w/ the No. 1 THIEF of the Republic of the Philippines ?

    We collect hundreds of dengue-infected Mosquitos in a jar & set them free in Malacañan when Gloria takes her maorning walks in the garden.

    We shall only thank the Mosquitos when the job has been done.

  24. chi - March 14, 2007 2:23 am

    “The grading system is zero for the least corrupt and 10 for the worst. Our grade is 9.40. That’s just a 0.60 points more and we would already hit the roof of “the worst” on that grading scale!!”

    Sa beauty contest, a perfect 10 is panalo!
    Sa Pinas, ang perfect 10 is delubyo!
    Congratulations Tianak, as you like it, Pinas is number 1, onward to become a first world country in 2010! Hanep!!!

  25. sleeplessinmontreal - March 14, 2007 2:37 am

    Manong Cocoy

    Matagal na pong SLN si Damian Sotto at Johnny de Leon.

    Ang pinakahihintay ni Gloria Macapagal Arroyo na maging no. 1 tayo sa Asia. Not a third country anymore. Hayan na, no. 1 sa CORRUPTION! No. 1 sa PANDARAYA! No l. sa KASINUNGALINGAN!

    Tiyak sasabihin naman ni Bunye at mga sipsip, gawa=gawa lang na kalaban yun at hindi sila naniniwala dahil the economy is growing. Mga boooooooo wang!!!!!

  26. chi - March 14, 2007 2:37 am

    Chabeli,

    Can’t you not sleep ‘coz of this Tianak’s perfect achievement?! It’s already 2:30am in Pinas.

    Now, who among the GO candidates will take advantage of this issue by bringing it to front of discussions before the voting populace? Ayan, the issue is right before your eyes, grab it and make it your winning tool!

  27. Diego K. Guerrero - March 14, 2007 2:47 am

    Re: RP under Arroyo is most corrupt in Asia

    Booooooo Gloria! Boooooo Gloria! Boooooooo Bubba Gloria!

    The opposition should keep hammering Arroyo’s inept and corrupt regime. There’s no other issue but her.

  28. chi - March 14, 2007 2:47 am

    Sori Chabs. “Can you not..”

  29. cocoy - March 14, 2007 3:04 am

    Sleeplessinmontreal;
    Salamat day,kasi akala ko buhay pa ang mga iyon.Bata pa kasi ako noon at sila ang unang mga announcer sa radyo na naririnig ko.Iyong TV namin noon ay black and white pa at natatandaan ko si Nora Aunor sa tawag ng tanghalan na siya ang nag-champion.
    Numero Uno sa corruption ang bansa natin dahil sa punggok na iyan.Strong economy,ang mga Bombay lang ang naniniwala doon sa ekonomy na iyan.Pwede nga na sabihin ni Bungye iyan na strong economy dahil walang umuutang sa mga bangko natin.Pag walang umuutang ibig sabihin noon lahat ay may pera.Kaya nga tuwang-tuwa si Sajid Shing iyong Indian na may turban sa ulo na pinagpapatungan ng kuron na naka motorsiklo dahil nagpapautang siya ng 5-6 sa mga maliliit nating mga negosyante,pangpuhunan nila.Biro mo kapag nakapag-pautang si Shing ng 100 libong piso,magiging 120 libo iyan sa isang lingo sa isang taon iyang isang 100 libo niya ay magiging triple.Lugi ang bangko.Si shing ang nakapagpatayo ng mansion,na kain tulog lang.Kaya ang mga pera ng mga OFW ay kash-kash lang dahil ang sampung porsento ay napupunta kay Bombay.Hindi sa Bangko natin.Illegal iyang 5-6 na iyan at dapat hulihin ang mga naka-turban na iyan sa ulo na parang patungan ng arinola ang itsura.

  30. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 3:20 am

    WOOOHOOOOOOOO!

    mag-kakaroon na naman ng WORLD RECORD ang pinoy!

    DALAWANG PINOY PA LANG ANG NASA LISTAHAN:

    GRAFT TOP TEN

    Suharto………..: $15-35bn (Indonesia, 1967-98)
    Ferdinand Marcos..: $5-10bn (Philippines, 1972-86)
    Mobutu Sese Seko..: $5bn (Zaire, 1965-97)
    Sani Abacha…….: $2-5bn (Nigeria, 1993-98)
    Slobodan Milosevic: $1bn (Yugoslavia, 1989-2000)
    J-C Duvalier……: $300-800m (Haiti, 1971-86)
    Alberto Fujimori..: $600m (Peru, 1990-2000)
    Pavlo Lazarenko…: $114-200m (Ukraine, 1996-7)
    Arnoldo Aleman….: $100m (Nicaragua, 1997-2002)
    Joseph Estrada….: $78-80m(Philippines, 1998-2001)

    Source: Transparency International.
    All sums are estimates of alleged embezzlement

  31. cocoy - March 14, 2007 3:23 am

    Para naman umasenso ang bansa natin,iyan mga korap korap natin sa gobyerno ay ikulong lahat para malaman naman nila ang buhay mahirap.

  32. jdeleon5022 - March 14, 2007 3:38 am

    Cocoy,
    Natiyempo lang na naging kapangalan ko si johnny deleon (dating radio announcer), hindi naman ako galit kay Gloriang pandak, buwisit lang, dahil sa paghihirap na dinaranas ng ating mga kababayan, damay na nga pamilya ko sa mga gumagapang ang buhay. Sa tingin ko si Gloria pino lang kumilos sa pagnanakaw, ang garapal ay yong asawa at anak niyang artista daw.

  33. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 3:46 am

    TWENTY TWO CRATES OF 100-peso denomination!

    February 26, 1986
    =================
    A few hours after the Marcos party landed in Honolulu, their luggage arrived – 300 crates on board a C-141 cargo jet. It took twenty-five customs officers five hours to tag the bags and identify the contents. The process was videotaped because of all the money and jewelry found inside.

    There were 278 crates of jewelry and art worth an estimated US$5 million. Twenty-two crates contained more than Php27.7 million in newly minted currency, mostly hundred-peso denominations worth approximately US$1,270,000.00 (It was illegal for anyone to depart the Philippines carrying more than Php500 in cash. )

    There were other certificates of deposit from Philippine banks worth about US$1 million, five handguns, 154 videotapes, seventeen cassette tapes, and 2,068 pages of documents – all of which were impounded by Customs. The Marcos party was allowed to keep only US$300,000.00 in gold and $150,000.00 in bearer bonds that they brought in with their personal luggage because they declared them and broke no US customs laws.

    There were 24 one-kilo gold bars fitted into a $17,000 hand-tooled Gucci briefcase with a solid gold buckle and a plaque on it that read, “To Ferdinand Marcos, from Imelda, on the Occasion of our 24th Wedding Anniversary.”

    November 1987
    =============
    Sen. Nene Pimentel exposed the way the Central Bank “cooked the books”. It used a double-entry accounting system, with the losses in the Special Accounts reflected as assets in the CB’s monthly statement of its condition. He said this ran counter to accepted accounting principles.

    Pimentel also wanted to know why Jobo allowed the overprinting of paper money, including the printing of peso bills with the same serial number, which led to massive overspending during the snap elections.

    Largest Loot in History
    Much has been said about the late President Ferdinand Marcos being the world’s richest man. While this title was not officially designated to Marcos, the late dictator, however, was known as the man who took away the largest loot in history. While deposed President Joseph Estrada faces plunder charges for allegedly amassing some US$82 million in kickbacks and payoffs during his 31-month stint at Malacanang Palace, Marcos had reportedly stolen billions of dollars. There were different versions of the fabled Marcos wealth.

    The fabled Marcos wealth reportedly consists of billions of dollars and tons of gold bullions deposited in several banks in Switzerland.

    In February 2001, the Philippine Daily Inquirer disclosed the alleged attempt of Irene Marcos Araneta to launder billions of dollars in deposits under the 885931 accounts from Union Bank of Switzerland to Deutsche Banks in Dusseldorf, Germany. Aside from the Marcos family and the Philippine government, the 9,539 victims of human rights under the Marcos regime have interest in the Marcos wealth.

  34. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 3:57 am

    HNP,

    Good reminders you got there. I do believe Filipinos are aware of Marcos’ record and have not forgotten.

    While it behooves us not to let that part of Pinas history go unnoticed, I think that given the urgency facing us today, what with the elections most likely gonna be rigged under our very noses, it would be more helpful, rather a propos to tackle the dirty record of the impostor in Malacanang.

    So, how about publishing reports that directly relate to the immoral pygmy?

  35. sleeplessinmontreal - March 14, 2007 4:02 am

    Itong si Hindinapinoy, parating ang ipinapasok sa thread ay wala sa topic. Ang pinaguusapan ngayon, now, at present, ay corruption sa panahon ni Gloria.

    Parating ang old files ninyo ang inyong ipinoposte, nasisira ang takbo ng usapan.

  36. cocoy - March 14, 2007 4:08 am

    jdeleon5022;
    Mabuti at nag-enrol ka dito sa aming pamantasan,ikinagagalak kitang maging kaeskwela.Paborito ko talaga iyong si Johnny DeLeon at lagi kong sinusubaybayan ang programa niya sa radyo.Na-abutan mo ba iyon?
    Sa ngayon maaring absent o ma late si titser pero tuloy ang klase .Our lesson for today is corruption,nabasa ko ang test paper na isimubmit mo,magkapareho tayo ng answer.
    Alam mo kasi noong studyante ako,ako na ang pinakamatalino sa aming paaralan,lagi akong inilalagay ng madam ko sa hulihan.Number one din ako kung ang basa ay simula sa hulihan.Pang kuatro at singko lang ang grado ko sa collegio,pero dito pala sa kinalalagyan ko pag kuatro at singko ang grado ay genius.Ng una akong nag-apply ng trabaho dito hire agad ako dahil sa grado ko sa transcript mga kuarto,tres at singko.Iyong kasabay kong kapwa pinoy ay graduate sa UP at puro uno at dos.sabi ng interviewer na Amerkano ay bobo daw siya kaya ako ang hi-nire niya.Magaling ang grado mo.

  37. chi - March 14, 2007 4:17 am

    HNP,

    No question that Marcos was a corrupt president but he did not bring Pinas the shameful title of number one corrupt economy in Asia!

    Gotta give Glueria the unhonorable title “the most corrupt Asian president(questionable pa!) attached to Pinas being the most corrupt economy in Asia! WOW, achievement eh!

    Thank you for going back there (although the statistics you gave are already known matagal na) meron akong pwedeng comparison kung gaano kakorap si Glueria, if only you’ll be kind enough to supply us also Glueria’s corruption statistics as Anna before me requested.

  38. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 4:19 am

    sleepless,

    aywan ko kung taga-hanga ka ni marcos, pero ang listahan na ito ay updated. ako ay naniniwala na ito ay madadagdagan:

    DALAWANG PINOY PA LANG ANG NASA LISTAHAN:

    GRAFT TOP TEN

    Suharto………..: $15-35bn (Indonesia, 1967-98)
    Ferdinand Marcos..: $5-10bn (Philippines, 1972-86)
    Mobutu Sese Seko..: $5bn (Zaire, 1965-97)
    Sani Abacha…….: $2-5bn (Nigeria, 1993-98)
    Slobodan Milosevic: $1bn (Yugoslavia, 1989-2000)
    J-C Duvalier……: $300-800m (Haiti, 1971-86)
    Alberto Fujimori..: $600m (Peru, 1990-2000)
    Pavlo Lazarenko…: $114-200m (Ukraine, 1996-7)
    Arnoldo Aleman….: $100m (Nicaragua, 1997-2002)
    Joseph Estrada….: $78-80m(Philippines, 1998-2001)

    Source: Transparency International.
    All sums are estimates of alleged embezzlement

  39. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 14, 2007 4:25 am

    This, coming at the heels of a survey of Japanese big businessmen in all of the Asia-Pacific region, just confirms what everyone already knows.

    The Jap execs were surveyed by JETRO and asked which country within the Asia Pacific region would they want to transfer or expand in in the next three years, the Philippines was singled out as the “riskiest place in Asia to do business in in terms of political and social instability, with 52.5 percent of those polled saying so.” No wonder, the Japanese, who used to out-invest everyone here, are training their sights elsewhere.

    The Japanese firms, all of which had international operations, believed the country was less stable than Indonesia and China. In a different thread, I also mentioned how the president of a big foreign mining company was threatened with death if the local assets were not “handed over” to the local partner. Now, we have PERC’s survey.

    Combining all these, the Great Economissed with a PHD (probably meaning Philippines’ Half-pint Dictator)and her puppets surely have made us the bottom-scrapers and reduced the whole to a call-center and OFW economy.

    Get more #1 rankings this way by voting straight T.U.T.A.!!!

  40. cocoy - March 14, 2007 4:34 am

    HNP;
    Patay na iyong tao at kahit na araw-arawin mo iyang pagpapalabas ng mga anomalya sa mga listahan mo tungkol kay Apo,wa-epek na iyan,katulad na iyan ng expired na gamot na wala ng bisa.Mag demanda ka pa man d’yan walang magdadala ng summon sa kinaroroonan niya.Ito na lang si Gloria kasi buhay at nakaluklok sa corona.May listahan ka ba sa kanya?

  41. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 14, 2007 4:39 am

    Hey, we’re getting nearer to #1 also in terms of the most number of journalists killed, happening as soon as the US leaves Iraq.

    I wonder, can any living president break Tiyanak’s very recent record of getting booed and heckled six times in a 20-minute speech? If not, she just made #1, again!

  42. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 4:42 am

    Anna,
    ang macapagal-arroyo tandem ay kasalukuyang gumagawa pa lamang ng pagnanakaw ngayon. at gagawa pa yan hanggang sa huli. makakasama rin sila sa listahan. ang problema, pag kasama na sila sa listahan, malilimutan na rin ng mga pinoy.

    mula sa BBC:
    ============
    The husband of the Philippine President, Gloria Arroyo, has denied accepting a bribe from lobbyists.
    Mike Arroyo – a lawyer and businessman – is accused, with three other people, of taking $700,000 to try to persuade the president to revive a telecommunications franchise she has vetoed.

    *********************************************Thursday, August 28, 2003
    Wenceslao: Not a pretty sight in ‘Jose Pidal’ case
    By BONG WENCESLAO

    Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson should not act surprised by recent developments in his expose against First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo. The last time we looked, his “star witness,” Eugenio Mahusay Jr., is already in government—or shall we say pro-Mike people’s—custody. If Mahusay recants, that will be a big blow to Lacson’s case.

    Despite the insistence of the Lacson camp that its case is still solid even without Mahusay’s testimony, the fact remains that the former Arroyo messenger is an important witness. Despite efforts by some sectors to destroy his credibility, Mahusay’s claim, that the First Gentleman owns the so-called “Jose Pidal” bank account, is damning.

    Lacson, though, is no stranger to tugs-of-war for witnesses. Let us just consider his most recent experience, when he was with the camp of former president Joseph Estrada prior to and during the impeachment trial in 2000-2001. In the early stages of that historic event, attempts to prevent witnesses from coming out were visible.

    Then Ilocos Sur governor Luis “Chavit” Singson, for example, was forced to go public with his accusation against Estrada, his former buddy, after an attempt to silence him failed. And remember the killing of publicist Bubby Dacer? Indeed, there were many efforts to stifle the truth then, and in some instances, Lacson’s people were implicated.

    In this sense, I would say that what the First Gentleman and his sympathizers have done so far is still mild. No killings there, yet, only the use of the good old divide-and-rule scheme. Arroyo’s camp allowed Mahusay’s relatives to pressure him to flip, and it succeeded. Now, the senator has to look for another “star witness” and more evidence.

    This is not to say that I like what I am seeing. The Mahusay incident just proves Arroyo and his people are doing some maneuvering, which is dangerous. Are they willing to use other means, including foul ones, to prevent the truth from coming out? If so, then they will end up as no different from the very people they replaced in power.

  43. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 4:48 am

    cocoy,
    ang history ay hindi namamatay. iyan ay pinag-aaralan. buong mundo ay nakatutok sa history.

    ang isa pang listahan na hindi mabubura ay ang GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. sino kayang pinoy ang nasa listahan ng BOOK na ito?

  44. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 4:50 am

    Thanks, HNP for the Gloria related x-files.

    Re In this sense, I would say that what the First Gentleman and his sympathizers have done so far is still mild. No killings there, yet, only the use of the good old divide-and-rule scheme.

    Heh! No killings yet says the 2003 report? Well, seems the immoral pygmie and her fatso partner in crime lost no time in doing the inevitable to stay glued to power.

    With the hundreds of unresolved killings to this immoral pygmie’ government credit, she and her fatso husband surely are trying to break the all time extra-judicial killing record that was attributed to Marcos.

    Gloria wants to be no. 1 in everything and she’s determined to achieve that.

  45. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 4:59 am

    anna,
    tanong ko lang, ano na ang nagyari sa accusations ni ping lacson? mahina kasing bumanat ang oposisyon. tingnan mo na lang itong si cayetano, mahina ang ibidensya:

    Sep 06, 2006
    The Philippines’ First Gentleman, Jose Miguel ‘Mike’ Arroyo seems to be in a fighting mood these days.

    Last week, his lawyers announced the filing of a series of lawsuits against an opposition congressman who accused him of maintaining millions of dollars in a German bank account.

    The amount Mr. Arroyo is seeking in damages in 13 libel complaints – under $600,000 — may not seem that much by U.S. standards, but it certainly sends a very bad signal, and not just to the Philippines’ political opposition. His action also speaks badly of him as the country’s first ever First Gentleman. He may well be setting a precedent on how the spouse of a Philippine president (or prime minister in the future if certain scenarios push through) reacts to public criticism, no matter how uncalled for.

    That congressman, Alan Peter Cayetano, had accused the First Family plus a brother of the First Gentleman of maintaining secret accounts where supposedly illicitly earned funds were being stashed. This was certainly a most serious accusation, but Cayetano insisted that he could prove the existence of those accounts if Mr. Arroyo signed a waver that allowed lawmakers to look into his deposits.

    Cayetano was asking for the impossible, of course, as no person in his right mind would have agreed to such a request. There is the issue of privacy, for one, not to mention self-incrimination. Suffice it to say that Cayetano (whose sister was elected senator as part of President Arroyo’s team, incidentally) was playing politics, which is not unusual in our homeland.

  46. cocoy - March 14, 2007 5:01 am

    HNP:
    Agree ako sa sinabi mo na ang history ay hindi namamatay,sa katunayan nga ay alam ko pa kung kailan nadiskubre ni Magellan ang Pilipinas,noong March 16,1521.Pero ano ang kinalaman niyan sa ikauunlad ng bansa?kahit na aaraw-arawin mo pa.Iyong mga perang iyan na binabangit mo ay hindi mo na maibalik ng bou ang mga iba d’yan ay naging origami na,na one,two,three na ni Bolante at nag hide and seek na.Kahit pa tanungin mo pa si Apo,sasabihin pa sa iyo,Awan na ako amo sa kuarta na iyan.Tanungin mo na lang kay San Pedro,O,may makuha ka pa ba kahit isang sentimo?

  47. Spy - March 14, 2007 5:03 am

    After downplaying the Melo and Alston reports, the US State Dept report, and the incoming US Congressional inquiry, the spin masters in Malacangang seem to have expended their last ammunition with this new report. So its now the turn of the head spinmaster to do another spin.

    Gloria easily and calmly slammed the PERC report and said: ”they’re working on out-of-date data.” Period.

    If we’re not aware of what she was saying, well she meant and has always been telling us: SO WHAT!

    Gloria isnt the govt. She thinks and acts she is.

    I’m not calling for her resignation. Lets crucify her!!!

  48. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 5:07 am

    cocoy,
    ang topic dito ay corruption. ang punto ko, ang corruption sa pilipinas ay alam na ng pinoy (at buong mundo) noon pa at dinadagdagan pa ng tambalang macapagal-arroyo. hindi aasenso ang pinoy kung kalilimutan ang nakaraang kurakutan. kaya tuloy ang kurakot, dahil walang napaparusahan. gaya ng nasabi ko na, pag wala na sa pwesto ang tambalang macapagal-arroyo, makakalimutan na rin sila. ang mga bagong buwaya naman ang magpapasasa.

  49. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 5:08 am

    HNP,

    It’s difficult for Ping, I suppose, to attack the whole establishment alone.

    As for Cayetano, I don’t know about “mahinan ang ebidensiya”.

    I got something from a VERY RELIABLE source that Cayetano, in fact, has the goods on the Arroyos but the manner in which the evidence he gathered was got poses a bit of a problem, i.e., they were sourced from classified info abroad.

    As I’ve already suggested in the past, if Cayetano could only send those paper records (never mind if they were sourced from a foreign government that owned the paper trail) to the brigade de finances in Europe, he could actually get results.

    The money that the Pidals are hiding somewhere seems to be laundered funds stemming from corruption – the OECD in Europe will be interested to examine their provenance since the money is purported kept in European banks.

    Cayetano does not have to reveal his identity but the brigade de finances in Europe need some paper trail to get cracking!

  50. ystakei - March 14, 2007 5:11 am

    I’m not surprised at the assessment of the PERC. Everybody knows the Philippines is the worst economy in Asia, much worse than at any time in Philippine political history, not even during the tenure of office of the Midget’s father as presidnet when the Philippines likewise experienced a similar drought.

    I was a young teen when Dadong Macapagal was president and the peso was depreciated for the first time since the Philippines could not even produce enough rice to feed the Filipinos and would import rice from then troubled Vietnam, that was in similar state as the Philippines is now with the Philippine military out to weed out the remnants of Joma’s NPAs, etc. and connived with the Americans to wipe them out.

    At least, the Vietnamese were much, much more self sufficient that they could export rice despite the war going on in their country unlike this government of the pimp that thrives on human trafficking. Suka, suka, suka!

    PATALSIKIN NA, NOW NA! IBASURA ANG ADMINISTRASYON! IBOTO ANG OPOSISYON! GO 11+0!

  51. ystakei - March 14, 2007 5:15 am

    I forgot to say that it was the depression during the Dadong regime that caused the KM to be attractive I guess even to intellectuals at UP then. My parents decided, in fact, to pack up their broods to the USA, and reason why we ended up in the land of milk of honey just before Marcos was able to kick out Dadong Macapagal and his family from the palace by the murky river.

    Come to think of it, but at least the Pasig river looked brown then. Now, it is totally black and smelly!!!

  52. ystakei - March 14, 2007 5:19 am

    Anna,

    Apparently, the Pidals are sourcing their resources everywhere they have contacts to stash the booties for them. I have actually alarmed the police here about it, and I have been assured that proper investigations wouild be conducted if they could fish out some tips!!!

  53. ystakei - March 14, 2007 5:27 am

    Apoy:

    It took the Filipinos with the help of the Americans to remove Marcos, but remove they did him. The Tiyanak can be removed much earlier especially with this IT that makes communication faster and cheaper unlike before when we would spend so much even just for sending cables and long distance calls.

    In 1989-92 when we were fighting for the preservation of the Philippine patrimonies, especially the now famous Roppongi property, I spent more than 5,000 dollars for communications (faxes and long distance calls) with Senators and Congressmen there who could help us. I actually just received some inheritance and had money to burn then even when it would not benefit me at all.

    Frankly, I just wanted to show Filipinos that they could fight a bad system if they wanted to just as they should now by all means possible!!! Kaya tira lang ng tira! OK ngarud?

  54. vic - March 14, 2007 5:28 am

    Again to comment on regarding Politicians investigating Politicians, and are we expecting results?

    Opposition Politicians whose duty is to keep on eye on the Politicians on power and expose their wrongdoings as part of the checks of a Democratic process but they are not the investigators. And they are not the Prosecutors and Judges. That’s the Job of others, The Police Authorities, The Public prosecutors and the Trial Judges and the Hangman.

    And don’t tell me, because so far we have not resolve a single case of corruption, from money laundering, extortions, padding of government projects, cheating in electoral process, and outright robbery of taxes.

    If we ever put our trust on our politicians alone instead of all the components of the structure of government and make them all accountable for their respective jobs and responsibilities, maybe, little by little will all be able to get out of this hole most of the People are already in. Or if not we might as well drag the rest of the Corrupts along and let us all together get into one big hole…

  55. ystakei - March 14, 2007 5:29 am

    This should read, “It took TIME for the Filipinos with the help of the Americans to remove Marcos, but remove they did him.” 20 years to be exact including the two times when he was duly elected by the Filipinos! The rest is history.

  56. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 5:30 am

    anna, you posted
    ———————————————————
    the OECD in Europe will be interested to examine their provenance since the money is purported kept in European banks.

    Cayetano does not have to reveal his identity but the brigade de finances in Europe need some paper trail to get cracking!
    ———————————————————

    anna, maraming may ‘connections’ dito, bakit hindi ninyo tulungan si cayetano na ilabas ang ibidensya? kung ang pilipinas ay nangangailangan ng aksyon na magpapabagsak sa tambalang macapagal-arroyo, siguradong bagsak sila kung milalabas ninyo ang ibidensyang ito.

  57. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 5:35 am

    HNP,

    I’m willing to help from my end in Europe but Cayetano will have to make contact.

    I don’t know him but as you say, some may know him personally and could actually convey this possibility to him.

    He’s got nothing to lose but everything to gain by allowing the Brigade des Finances here to access his paper trail.

    They are very discreet and will painstakingly investigate – when they have gathered sufficient evidence, no brank safe is impregnable, they can ram any bank doors open, bank secrets will mean nothing when they get cracking.

  58. ystakei - March 14, 2007 5:38 am

    So the Tiyanak has been blaming the Opposition or anybody getting her way, but what can you expect from a woman who is dumb and stupid despite the highly paid doctorate degree (daw) in Economics. I’m told in fact that the doctoral thesis was simply a doctored version of her father’s term paper!!! UrrrrrrK! Suka, suka, suka!!!

    Iyong pagbigay ng PhD kay Pandak is one reason why UP is no longer in the same category of say UCLA in America. Naging kapareho na lang ng ibang pipitsugin pamantasan. Sinisisi ko si Angara at Abueva diyan.

    Buti na lang meron pa akong isa o dalawa pa akong university na puedeng ipagmalaki!!! Hay buhay!!!

  59. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 5:42 am

    anna,
    hindi ba sa mga postings dito sa blog ni Ellen, napansin natin na may mga bloggers na may contact sa mga congressmen?
    Baka mismong si Ellen, may kilala.

  60. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 5:47 am

    HNP,

    Maybe Cayetano has been told of the possibility but who knows, he probably is trying to be cautious.

    However, if he at some point, visits Europe, it will be easier for him to check out things for himself. I suppose for the moment, he’s very busy – his political life is at stake and I don’t blame him if he puts the whole Pidal millions in the backburner.

  61. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 5:51 am

    Ellen,

    UK’s The Independent has the following article:

    The Big Question: Are there any signs of an end to Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe?

    Robert Mugabe’s regime has been using increasingly violent tactics to prevent any form of protest.

    http://www.news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/article2352785.ece

    Uncanny similarity with the moral pgymie in Malacanang, wouldn’t you say so?

  62. chi - March 14, 2007 5:59 am

    Sus Anna, mas mabuti na itong eleksyon ang pagtuunan ng pansin ni Alan Peter dahil binabastos siya ni Fartso!

    Iyang milyunes ng mga Pidal sa German bank ay makakahintay kapag siya ang senador na!

  63. baycas - March 14, 2007 6:13 am

    Perceptions…perceptions (copy-pasting excerpts from opsdotgovdotph and piadotgovdotph)…

    Erap speech, 29 April 1999:

    Other independent analysts point to the fact that the Philippines is the safest market in Southeast Asia. A recent survey of the political and economic risk consultancy or PERC also saw the Philippines as the number one work location of choice by expatriates working in the Asia-Pacific region. Other independent analysts point to the fact that the Philippines is the safest market in Southeast Asia. A recent survey of the political and economic risk consultancy or PERC also saw the Philippines as the number one work location of choice by expatriates working in the Asia-Pacific region.

    RP economy bounces back under Estrada watch:

    In March 2000, the Hong Kong-based Political Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd. (PERC) ranked the Philippines as the second least corrupt of seven nations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    Gloria speech, 30 January 2002:

    In April 2000, a survey of the political and economic risk consultancy ranked the Philippines number one in offering the best quality of life for expatriates in Asia.

    Bunye statement, 05 March 2004:

    The report on corruption in the country by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy did not consider the positive steps being taken by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to combat the problem, Presidential Spokesman Ignacio R. Bunye said today.

    In a radio interview this morning, Bunye said that it was not like the World Bank report, which made a comparison of perceived corruption in different countries.

    Gloria statement, 05 March 2004:

    GMA bewails consulting firm’s lack of appreciation of gov’t anti-corruption efforts

    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today said that the Philippines’ reputation as one of the most corrupt countries in Asia was not acquired overnight but over a long period of time.

    Reacting to a recent survey by the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC), the President, in a radio interview, expressed disappointment that the report did not indicate how the government is dealing with corruption.

    Gloria speech, 09 March 2005:

    Commenting on the report of the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd. (PERC) tagging the Philippines as one of the most corrupt countries in Asia, the President said: “We recognize that we have to fight corruption. What we are trying to do is to reverse that perception…but that perception has been there for sometime now.”

    Neri statement, February 2007:

    Based on the Hongkong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) latest survey of expatriate business executives, Singapore is the least risky economy and Indonesia is the worst of 14 countries surveyed.

    The Philippines occupied the 12th place, ahead only of India and Indonesia.

    Economic Planning Secretary Romulo Neri said in a statement that PERC “should take a second look at the rating for the Philippines. It seems to be based on old perceptions.”

    “Their perceived risks from domestic politics and institutions may be a form of hangover from the political crisis in 2005. But that is dead and buried”, Neri added.

    —–

    Now, from PDI, 14 March 2007:

    Arroyo blames ‘opposition’ for negative image

    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Tuesday dismissed a survey that found the Philippines to be the most corrupt economy in Asia, saying the perceptions were based on old data gathered from newspapers.

    “(T)he credit ratings are fine. It’s the political analysis (that is unfair),” Ms Arroyo told BizNews Asia magazine when asked about the survey by the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC).

    —–

    the perceptions may be old but that have remained since she grabbed power. when will gloria realize that as long as she is sitting complacently on her stolen throne these bad perceptions on Philippine corruption will never go away?

  64. Diego K. Guerrero - March 14, 2007 6:32 am

    Re: RP under Arroyo is most corrupt in Asia

    Is the alleged FIGARO property purchase has a link with IMPSA bribery deal and Jose Pidal money laundering activities?

    MA. CELIA C. SUAREZ
    Petitioner
    versus- A. C NO. ___

    JOSE MIGUEL T. ARROYO,
    Respondent

    PETITION FOR DISBARMENT

    Excerpts from disbarmikearroyo: THE “FIGARO” PROPERTY

    35.1 Sometime in December of 2004 Respondent purchased a real property at the Marina Area in San Francisco, U.S.A. in the whooping and unconscionable amount of One Hundred Twenty Five Million US Dollars ($ 125 Million). The property was registered in the name of FIGARO (apparently the name really stands for First Gentleman Arroyo). In her desolate abandonrnent by .the Respondent, petitioner was constrained to secure documents of the sale and sworn statements from members of ~ attesting to the presence of Respondent during the payment of the price of t .e property and the instructions by the respondent o register the property in his Acronym- FIGARO. A copy of the Deed and the corresponding swon statements are attached hereto as Annexes “B et.seq.

  65. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 6:39 am

    Chi, you are absolutely right. Cayetano has a big pig to fry and it is imperative that he wins the election in order to fry Gloria’s fat pig of a husband big time.

    Meanwhile, I read the following in the inquirer: DFA: ‘RP passport exposes Filipinos to discrimination’

    Hahahahaahhahah! The DFA is out of its depth!

    It’s not simply a question of passport. It’s all about the government that issues the document; it exposes the bearer to all forms of discrimination because the foreign immigration officer knows full well that it is issued by a government of the corrupt, by the corrupt and for the corrupt led no other than by the moral pygmie in Malacanang.

    She and her government have absolutely ZERO credibility that the official document they issue to the poor OFW becomes suspect! End of story.

    And for the record, many DFA officers know how their own department has become the toilet gutter par excellence for Gloria’s corrupt appointees. On that score, the passport this govt agency issues becomes no more no less ass wipes!

  66. sleeplessinmontreal - March 14, 2007 6:43 am

    Hindinapinoy says:
    sleepless, aywan ko kung taga-hanga ka ni marcos..

    Hindi po ako tagahanga ni Marcos dahil 1974 lang ako ipinanganak. Ang puna ko sa inyo, basta may thread na bago, ang unang pasok ninyo ay parating lihis sa usapan.

    Maraming mas higit na magaling na blogger dito kaysa sa inyo, wala rin sa Pilipinas na katulad ninyo, pero hindi naman katulad ninyo ang asta at tahasang ipinagmamalaki pang hindinapinoy.

  67. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 6:44 am

    Baycas,

    Re when will gloria realize that as long as she is sitting complacently on her stolen throne these bad perceptions on Philippine corruption will never go away?

    Gloria is so thick-skinned that she’s bound never to realize that as things stand – and this has been going on for quite some time – she is the one stumbling block in the country’s way forward!

    No matter what her avid supporters say, Gloria is and will remain shit of the worst variety till the day she dies!

  68. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 6:45 am

    Sleeplessinmontreal has clearly scored a point: “Ang puna ko sa inyo, basta may thread na bago, ang unang pasok ninyo ay parating lihis sa usapan.”

  69. chi - March 14, 2007 6:51 am

    “And for the record, many DFA officers know how their own department has become the toilet gutter par excellence for Gloria’s corrupt appointees. On that score, the passport this govt agency issues becomes no more no less ass wipes!”

    Hahahahah! You’ve scored again, Anna dear.
    Kaya halos ay hindi na pinaniniwalaan ang Pinoy passport nahihirapan tuloy ang mga citizens. Si Tianak lahat ang meron kasalanan, number one corrupt kasi!

  70. noypisausa - March 14, 2007 7:05 am

    Here we are shooting bulls again. We have been digging our own holes and someday, we will wake up poorer than the darfur region in africa….kung diyan pa rin si mr. fatso. Muslim ba siya, bakit ang dami niyang asawa…este….babae pala. If only the leadership will change for the better, the Philippines will be a great nation AGAIN. Kailangan siguro, mabagsik na lider ang mamumuno tulad ni BF, Duterte, o malilinis na opisyal ng AFP tulad ni Gen dick Morales, Gen. ding luna or Gen alex Yano. ito ang mga idolo ng Armed Forces. Matatalino at malilinis na opisyal. If they are at the helm of the AFP, corruption would be eliminated. They will bring back the glory of the AFP. However, if AFP officers close to the first family are appointed to the most sensitive and important positions in the military, then the country is really in trouble and God bless the philippines.

  71. cocoy - March 14, 2007 7:09 am

    HNP:
    Alam ko corruption ang topic dito,sino ba ang nag-umpisa na ilihis ang usapan,di ba ikaw.Napuna lang namin ni Sleeplessin montreal iyong ipinoste mo kay Apo Lakay.
    Wala siyang kinalaman sa topic na ito kundi si Gloriang magnanakaw.Hindi masusugpo ang cooruption kung walang action kahit na oras-oras mo pang bangitin ang mga nakaraang kasaysayan na iyan.Ang kailangan ay action at pakikipagtulungan na rin ng mga mamamayan.
    O ayan malinaw na hindi ako ang lumihis sa usapan kundi ikaw.

  72. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 14, 2007 7:13 am

    Galing mo talaga Baycas, kaso lang bihira ka dito. Magaling kang humukay ng mga malamig na bangkay. Si johnmarzan din.

    Biruin mo, from the year 2000, kung saan paboritong destinasyon pala ng mga foreign businessmen ang Pinas, inagaw lang ni Pandak, naging kulelat na ngayon! Ang matindi nito, si Erap ang nakakulong.

    Kaya naman naging safest location ang Pinas dahil nawala ang mga mangongotong sa mga negosyante noon. Natigil din ang pangingidnap ng mga negosyante na labis nilang ikinatuwa.

    At imagine, second least corrupt in ASEAN! It’s safe to assume either Singapore or Hong Kong ang number one.

    Sino’ng may sabing hindi kasalanan ni Gloria at mga tuta niya ang pagbagsak ng Pilipinas?

  73. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 7:19 am

    sleepless,
    1974 ka pala ipinanganak. humahanga ako sa iyo dahil aktibo ka sa paghanap ng ‘solution’ sa problema ng pilipinas. kung pag-iisipan mong mabuti, ang mga ‘posts’ ko dito ay hindi lihis sa usapan. kung baga sa isang aklat, ang sa akin ay ‘addendum’ o ‘supplement’ na magbibigay ng ‘bigger picture’ ika nga. ang topic dito ay corruption sa pilipinas at kung ano ang tingin sa pilipinas ng buong mondo – hongkong based ang gumawa ng report, di ba? bata ka pa at hindi mo nakita kung paano nag-umpisang bumagsak ang pilipinas. hindi mo naranasan ang martial law years. dinampot ako sa paza miranda ng walang dahilan.

    dahil sa pangalan mo, hula ko lang nasa canada ka na. oras na lumabas ka ng pilipinas, lalo mong makikita ang kabulukan nito. sa kalsada pa lang, wala ng disiplina. dapat sa pilipinas, walang guhit ang mga kalye dahil hindi sinusunod.

    huwag mong masamain ang pangalan ko na ‘hindinapinoy’.
    simbolo lang yan. hindi ko naman sinabi na hindi na ako ‘PILIPINO’. tingnan mo, isa ako sa mga ng po-posts dito sa tagalog. ngayon, dumrami na nag nag po-post sa tagalog.
    siguro hindi mo nabasa yung unang pasok ko dito.

  74. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 7:22 am

    anna,
    kung sang-ayon ka sa sinabi ni sleepless na ang ‘post’ ko ay lihis sa usapan, sabihin mo nga sa akin kung bakit lihis?

  75. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 14, 2007 7:26 am

    Cocoy,

    Isa pang sepulturero iyang si Baycas, malalim kung humukay, at pag may inilibing, pulido hanggang sa palitada.

    Yung mga hindi marunong humukay, tignan mo, akala nila mina ng ginto sa lumang mapa ang kanyang nahukay. At paulit-ulit pang hinuhukay.

    Pozo negro pala.

  76. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 7:28 am

    HNP,

    I think I already made a remark similar to Sleepless but not as direct.

    I’d rather we didn’t go back and forth on the issue because as she said, further scrutiny of who said what and the whys and the wherefores merely takes us away farther from the point but to oblige you, here is what I said, earlier on,

    “While it behooves us not to let that part of Pinas history go unnoticed, I think that given the urgency facing us today, what with the elections most likely gonna be rigged under our very noses, it would be more helpful, rather a propos to tackle the dirty record of the impostor in Malacanang.”

    After this, I’d prefer to delve on the points raised by fellow commenters related to the latter day issue: Gloria’s making Pinas the most corrupt.

  77. cocoy - March 14, 2007 7:31 am

    Tongue-T;
    Sinukat ko ng ruler mo kasi madalas ang absent niya.Tuwid sa guhit.mahusay gumawa ng lapida.

  78. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 7:31 am

    But not to worry HNP, digging those files on Marcos is not a useless endeavour – not in the least. Just that I believe people already know his record and it would do us all great service to tackle Gloria’s since she is clearly a Marcos wannabe!

  79. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 14, 2007 7:53 am

    Hindinapinoy,

    maaaring nakalusot sa panuri mo na ang title ng blog ay nagsisimula sa “RP Under Arroyo…” If you’re not convinced, read Baycas’ post on 6:13 am, again.

    Baycas’ post proves your point wrong. PERC’s survey results vary depending on who’s in power. PERC’s highest ratings of Erap’s regime and Gloria’s getting the lowest goes without saying that hindi lahat ng politiko, pare-pareho lang.

    In my discussion with Ellen regarding our similarity in choosing Lacson over either Kabayan or Villar, (“Ang P200M ni Cesar Montano” thread) you pasted your old files on Lacson’s record in MISG, among other things. You also hate Makoy and Estrada so much you paste your other files at the first opportunity.

    Pwede bang itanong, may atraso ba sa iyo ang mga taong ito kaya ganyan katindi ang galit mo?

  80. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 7:57 am

    anna,
    sa tingin ko ang mga posts ko ay hindi lihis.
    ang ‘report’ ay mula sa Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) – ibig sabihin, ang binibigyang-pansin nito ay ang STANDING ng pilipinas sa mundo – sa asia in particular. ang post ko ay based sa report naman ng transparency international. hindi lihis, di ba?

  81. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 8:00 am

    tongue,
    hindi mo pala binabasa ng mabuti ang mga posts ko.

    basahin mo ulit.

    hindinapinoy Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 7:19 am

    sleepless,
    1974 ka pala ipinanganak. humahanga ako sa iyo dahil aktibo ka sa paghanap ng ’solution’ sa problema ng pilipinas. kung pag-iisipan mong mabuti, ang mga ‘posts’ ko dito ay hindi lihis sa usapan. kung baga sa isang aklat, ang sa akin ay ‘addendum’ o ’supplement’ na magbibigay ng ‘bigger picture’ ika nga. ang topic dito ay corruption sa pilipinas at kung ano ang tingin sa pilipinas ng buong mondo – hongkong based ang gumawa ng report, di ba? bata ka pa at hindi mo nakita kung paano nag-umpisang bumagsak ang pilipinas. hindi mo naranasan ang martial law years. dinampot ako sa paza miranda ng walang dahilan.

    dahil sa pangalan mo, hula ko lang nasa canada ka na. oras na lumabas ka ng pilipinas, lalo mong makikita ang kabulukan nito. sa kalsada pa lang, wala ng disiplina. dapat sa pilipinas, walang guhit ang mga kalye dahil hindi sinusunod.

    huwag mong masamain ang pangalan ko na ‘hindinapinoy’.
    simbolo lang yan. hindi ko naman sinabi na hindi na ako ‘PILIPINO’. tingnan mo, isa ako sa mga ng po-posts dito sa tagalog. ngayon, dumrami na nag nag po-post sa tagalog.
    siguro hindi mo nabasa yung unang pasok ko dito.

  82. chi - March 14, 2007 8:02 am

    Baycas,

    Saan ka ba nagtatago?

    “(T)he credit ratings are fine. It’s the political analysis (that is unfair),” the tianak said.

    O nakabalandra s’ya palagi sa pulitika e di siya ang makikita ng PERC. It’s been six long years since she stole the throne from Erap, bakit niya ibabalik doon ang sisi. If there’s someone unfair, si tianak ‘yon! Gustong maging pangulo tapos ayaw ng responsibildad. Kapag nasita naman ay ibabalik ang kasalanan sa kanyang inagawan ng pwesto. She doesn’t know what “unfair” is! Itanong sa mga pinoy, at siguradong lahat ng daliri ay nakaturo sa kanya! Palusot bulok din!

  83. benign0 - March 14, 2007 8:13 am

    Corruption and “campaigns/wars against corruption” have been issues and initiatives since time immemorial.

    Some societies have been successful and some have failed.

    The Philippines has been one of those societies that have consistently failed to achieve any progress in the “fight” against corruption.

    Why?

    Because like everything else in our society, we as a people have a very superficial approach to addressing our issues. Whilst there is a lot of hollow-headed discussion about who did what (kung, baga finger-pointing) there is very little analysis about the fundamental causes of corruption.

    One of the causes of chronic corruption is the inherent flacidness of our society. This goes to the fundamental way that the very fabric of our society is constituted. The truth is, our society is an artificial one — a nation of distinct tribes cobbled together by a colonial power and named after their king.

    The problem is that we lack an underlying cohesiveness and therefore an utter lack of an ability to trust one another. Visayans rail against Imperial Manila and the ruling Tagalog tribe. Groups in Mindanao resent being used as a backward agricultural breadbasket. Catholics delight in rubbing in their numerical supremacy by building churches and statues all over prominent historical sites.

    This lack of trust is the ultimate root of our inability to fight corruption.

    .
    Many notable intellectuals have cited this gaping hole in our cultural fabric:

    According to Teddy Benigno in one of his Star articles cited “A recent survey conducted by Prof. Jose Abueva, formerly UP president, show[ing] that beyond the family, Filipinos hardly trusted anybody.”

    However according to Francis Fukuyama, “One of the most important lessons we can learn from an examination of economic life is that a nation’s well-being, as well as its ability to compete, is conditioned by a single, pervasive cultural characteristic: the level of trust inherent in the society.”

    Teddy Benigno then goes on to say that “The most economically advanced, politically sturdy countries are the high-trust ones like Japan, Germany, the US and China. Occupying the cellar are low-trust countries like the Philippines, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, many in Latin America, a multitude in Africa.”

    .
    Because we are a low-trust society we tend to implement bureaucracies with immensely draconian control measures incorporated in them. When a process is convoluted and complex, it becomes a breeding ground for corruption.

    .
    Jaime Licauco in a 2001 Inquirer article made this observation:

    “A nation whose policies and rules are based on the assumption that everybody is a cheat and liar unless proven otherwise cannot long endure. Take a close look at our bureaucracy and its rules. It is burdened by elaborate and often unnecessary checks and balances so that nothing ever gets done in the process.”

    .
    It is easy to spin the concept of “corruption” around hollow-headed slogans to serve hollow-headed partisan objectives.

    But do people really understand the underlying issues?

    Thinking is the hard part, which is why not too many people are good at it. ;)

    Note that excerpts in bold were lifted from this article:
    http://www.getrealphilippines.com/solution/trust.html

    - :D

  84. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 8:13 am

    tongue,
    sabi mo….

    Baycas’ post proves your point wrong. PERC’s survey results vary depending on who’s in power. PERC’s highest ratings of Erap’s regime and Gloria’s getting the lowest goes without saying that hindi lahat ng politiko, pare-pareho lang.

    ———————————————————-

    kaya nga ang mga pinoy, sa foreign press o organization umaasa sa mga ganitong report. kaya ang source ko naman ay transparency international.

  85. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 8:20 am

    Benigno has finally written on his own flaw: “Thinking is the hard part, which is why not too many people are good at it.”

    Heh, that’s why he goes on his cut and paste operation again and lets Teddy Benigno do the thinking for him….

    Hahahahah!

  86. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 8:23 am

    tongue,
    sabi mo pa..

    You also hate Makoy and Estrada so much you paste your other files at the first opportunity.
    ——————————————————

    dapat namang kamuhian sila. hindi sila dapat ipagtanggol na kesyo wala namang ipinapatay si marcos, kahit nagnakaw si marcos eh ganito naman ang ginawa. ang nagtatanggol naman kay erap, ang sabi ay maka-masa. siguro si tessie oreta ay isa sa masa dahil binalatuhan ng isang milyon lang nung manalo sa madyong sa malacanyan si erap. siguro isa sa masa si laarni dahil ipinag-pagawa siya ng mansion na may artificial beach pa.

  87. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 8:28 am

    HNP,

    Estrada is jailed – with no seeming end or conclusion to his so-called trial for his so-called crimes but I believe it would do Pïnoy humanity to train the same guns at Gloria in order to put them in the same stockade, don’t you think?

    Or do you believe Gloria is not guilty at all of any crime, and so prefer to tackle the so-called crimes of Erap whom I remind you IS already in jail….?

  88. chi - March 14, 2007 8:37 am

    Buhat pa rin sa poste ni Baycas.

    “Economic Planning Secretary Romulo Neri said in a statement that PERC “should take a second look at the rating for the Philippines. It seems to be based on old perceptions.”

    Beat it Neri! Hindi na babaguhin ng PERC ang kanilang rating, meron itong credibility! Nagmamakaawa ka ba sa PERC? hahahah, heheheh! Nite, nite!

  89. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 8:37 am

    anna,
    angg sabi ko nga, tirahin na si gloria hanggang maaga pa. ilabas na ang ibidensya sa bank accounts niya. alam ko na ang una layunin ninyo ay pabagsakin si gloria. sang-ayon ako dyan. pero dapat may plano kayo kung sino ang papalit.

    tama ka, nasa ‘house arrest’ na nga si erap. pero kasali pa rin sa oposisyon. marami pa ring taga-hanga. innocent until proven guilty? mayroon ba niyan sa pilipinas?

  90. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 8:39 am

    HNP,

    Tanong mo: “mayroon ba niyan sa pilipinas?”

    Parbleu! E si Gloria – di ba siya ang epitome niyan?

    Lahat ng supporters niya ang sabi, innocent until proven guilty…

    So, mayroon talaga (buti na lang – kung hindi di tepok ng matagal iyan!)

  91. sleeplessinmontreal - March 14, 2007 8:47 am

    Few days back, I read this item online from a Thailand newspaper:

    Under the present administration of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Philippines is slowly dragging itself from a 3rd world country into a 4th world country. The total corruption which you find in ANY dealing with officialdom makes Thailand look almost “corruption free” This shows in the state of the roads, pavements, buildings, electricity supply, water supply, and everything else that requires public money. The money is just not reaching the places where it is desperately needed, and it shows. A small amount of repair work was carried out on some roads, all of these carrying signs saying that the money for this works was “another” project thru the efforts of a congressman and approved by the president. As if they own the money spent for the project.

    In short, the place is falling apart at the seams, and the chances of it improving are slight. It’s because the government is so corrupt and it starts at the TOP. No wonder, the candidates backed by the administration is lagging behind in the surveys. It is perceived that the midterm election will be decided on one big issue: GRAFT AND CORRUPTION.

  92. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 8:59 am

    anna,
    sabi mo,

    Lahat ng supporters niya ang sabi, innocent until proven guilty…

    So, mayroon talaga (buti na lang – kung hindi di tepok ng matagal iyan!)
    ———————————————————

    iyan ang problema sa pinoy. pag supporter, innocent siya.
    ganyan din ang nangyari sa panahon ni erap di ba?

  93. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 9:13 am

    Yes, HNP but the big difference is that Erap is now in jail after Gloria’s own Joker Arroyo botched up the democratic and legal proceedings to try a president which is universally known in the civilized world as impeachment so how do we now prove that Estrada is guilty?

    While (ss you can very well see), Gloria romps around today, free to fuck up every Tom Dick and Harry of a pinoy including you…

    Gloria should be in that stockade, no question about it.

  94. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 9:15 am

    Estrada’s goose is cooked, whether you like it or not HNP and I would like Gloria’s frigging ass fried too – just like what you want (per what you say) so the bottom line here is to get that pygmie’s fat blob of an ass in the stockade, preferably after giving it a thorough whacking!

  95. nelbar - March 14, 2007 9:20 am

    karamihan sa front page ngayon March 14,2007 – Wednesday sa mga daily newspaper ay ang Pinas : ang isa sa may maruming pamamahala sa Asya

    NANGUNGUNA SA KATIWALIAN

  96. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 9:21 am

    anna,
    excuse me, pero wala na akong connection kay gloria, kaya hindi na ako pwedeng ma ‘F’ ni gloria. ikaw, mukhang french ka na, nag pa pa ‘F’ ka pa ba?

    tulad ng sinabi ko, pag napatalsik ninyo na si gloria, ‘House Arrest’ din siya katulad ni erap. tapos ang papalit ganun din ang gagawin, patatalsikin na naman.

  97. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 9:22 am

    Sleepless’ news item is really an eye opener…

    Thailand has good roads, lots of tourism infrastructure, great influx of foreign investments to boast of for their own brand of ‘corruption’ while Pinas has only Gloria to boast of and her frigging SOB of a slob she calls her husband.

    And to add to the misery, this political harlot is stockpiling loads of shit like her in Malacanang and in Congress to protect her – Chavit Singson, Bunye, Esperon, Ermita, Mike shithead Defensor, Iggy Pidal, Pacquiao, Montano, etc., etc., etc., etc.

    Don’t y’all think it’s payback time?

  98. malibogpa - March 14, 2007 9:28 am

    HNP,
    Cannot get what u have been espousing. Kung ikaw ay wala d2 sa pinas, ganyan talaga ang pagtingin mo. Di mo nararamdaman ang galit ng taong bayan dyan kay tiyanak. Ang nakikita mo lang ay yong noong panahon ni Marcos at Erap na wala pa namang napapatunayan. Walang ebidensya kung baga. Si tuyanak glueria katakot takot na ebidensya ang meron pero ayaw ipalabas ng mga alipores ni glueria sa kongreso.
    Mahirap yong magsasalita tayo ng magsasalita na pare pareho lang naman tayong wala doon sa pinas.
    Ang paniwalaan natin ay yong mga taong nasa sa loob ng pilipinas, hindi kagaya nyang si HNP.

  99. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 9:29 am

    HNP, Ah, ganoon ba?

    Akala ko hindinapinoy was just a nickname but since you are not a pinoy anymore, di ka na niya ma-fuck up…

    Well, you and I have a difference – while I’m not a Pinoy, I am however a Pinay with a Filipino passport so I don’t want that fat assed blob in Malacanang fucking me up, hence kailangan siya ang ma-fuck up muna.

    Anyway, ngayong alam ko na hindi ka na pinoy, I prefer not to discuss the issue with you anymore.

    Since time is of the essence, I would rather concentrate on discussing with those who are either still Filipino citizens or are very sincerely concerned for Pinas and therefore refused to be fucked up by Gloria.

    Sorry HNP, you are now out of my radar screen… ping!

  100. nelbar - March 14, 2007 9:33 am

    hindinapinoy:

    may alam ka rin ba tungkol sa transaksyon ni Fidel Valdez Ramos sa The Carlyle Group?

    Mga stock option, profit sharing scheme, commission, packages at kung anu-ano pa.

    hindi kumpleto kung Ferdinand E. Marcos lang at Erap Estrada ang pinag-popo-post mo dito!

    papaano naman ang gintong arinola, kaing ng saging sa eroplano at iba pa?

  101. apoy - March 14, 2007 9:38 am

    anne de brux says,

    Benigno has finally written on his own flaw: “Thinking is the hard part, which is why not too many people are good at it.”

    Heh, that’s why he goes on his cut and paste operation again and lets Teddy Benigno do the thinking for him….

    ha ha ha
    I told him the same statement twice (Trillanes denial for media thread) and was not able to come back with a definitive answer.Not even a cut and paste answer.

  102. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 9:41 am

    nelbar,
    tungkulin ng bawat pilipino (hindi pinoy) na ibahagi ang kaalaman para sa ikabubuti ng pilipinas. kung may alam ka tungkol kay FVR, ibulatlat mo dito o kahit saan na sa tingin mo ay makakagising sa kapwa mo pilipino. alalahanin mo na si FVR ay opisyal din noong panahon ni marcos. isa siya sa sumira sa moralidad ng militar. may bahid din ng dugo ang mga kamay niya.

    anna,
    marami sa atin ang marami ang citizenship at ang iba ay dayuhan pa ang isa sa magulang! may kasabihan, “Do not judge lest you be judged”. hindi mo alam kung ano ang aking pinag-daanan.

  103. cocoy - March 14, 2007 9:41 am

    Before we can eliminate corruption in the government, we need to find the roots, because corruption in government agencies result in poor quality service such as infrastructure, decreasing in tax revenue, service to urban poor who mostly needed. Health, education and agriculture.
    Let me share my views in decreasing corruption to our government agencies, First let’s look who are our collectors.
    We started with the BIR, These agency is our foundation of economy, We need people with high moral and honesty to head this department. They must be independent ,not under the control of the executive branch. They need to implement a rigid guidance without asking authorization with any politicians. Every employee must submit to public scrutiny, there SAL must be transparent to public view. How to select a person to head this department? The voters must elect a commissioner during election. He/She can be impeach if engage in any anomalous transactions.
    The Bureau of Customs, must be under the Judiciary department appointed by the chief justices of the supreme court on a unanimous decision. Create a body of secret investigation and gave them power to implement judicial code rules of law. Any agent involve in anomaly will be dismiss in service.
    This is only my suggestion to suppress the rampant corruption. But, in every government agencies we need to implement the same rules.Benigno,do you have any idea?

  104. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 9:44 am

    Btw Ellen, Sleepless news item (from Thailand) about RP being NUMBER ONE ain’t the only one hogging the Asian headlines.

    Here’s another one:

    Philippines heads Asia graft list
    SINGAPORE: The Philippines is perceived by foreign businessmen as Asia’s most corrupt economy, according to a survey yesterday that also found countries were failing to tackle corruption properly.
    http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/result?src_term=Philippines

  105. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 9:48 am

    HNP,

    Hey, listen, I’m not judging you at all – what on earth are you talking about?

    I simply want to save you and myself precious time by cutting to the chase.

    You can’t deny me the right to refuse to tackle the Gloria issue with you because per what you said yourself, you have no connection with her anymore so basta!

  106. cocoy - March 14, 2007 9:54 am

    Para maalis na rin ang mga kurakutan sa mga pulitiko,tanggalan na rin natin sila ng mga pork barrel at ilagay na lang natin iyan sa mga different government agencies who are serving the people,tulad ng department of health,education,agriculture and public works,social service.

  107. nelbar - March 14, 2007 9:56 am

    para dun sa taga-Quebec at kay hindinapinoy:

    naalala ko noon na sinabi ni Ellen dito na “there’s no such thing as Off Topic here”

    pwede yan basta maganda lang ang pagkaka-deliver.

  108. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 9:56 am

    malibogpa Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 9:28 am

    HNP,
    Cannot get what u have been espousing. Kung ikaw ay wala d2 sa pinas, ganyan talaga ang pagtingin mo. Di mo nararamdaman ang galit ng taong bayan dyan kay tiyanak. Ang nakikita mo lang ay yong noong panahon ni Marcos at Erap na wala pa namang napapatunayan. Walang ebidensya kung baga. Si tuyanak glueria katakot takot na ebidensya ang meron pero ayaw ipalabas ng mga alipores ni glueria sa kongreso.
    Mahirap yong magsasalita tayo ng magsasalita na pare pareho lang naman tayong wala doon sa pinas.
    Ang paniwalaan natin ay yong mga taong nasa sa loob ng pilipinas, hindi kagaya nyang si HNP.

    ———————————————————–
    malibog pa,
    tulad ng nasabi ko na kay anna, huwag mo akong hatulan dahil hindi mo alam ang pinag-daanan ko. at saka majority dito sa blog na ito, wala sa pilipinas. siya nga pala, kauuwi ko lang last december sa pilipinas.

  109. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 10:01 am

    nelbar Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 9:56 am

    para dun sa taga-Quebec at kay hindinapinoy:

    naalala ko noon na sinabi ni Ellen dito na “there’s no such thing as Off Topic here”

    pwede yan basta maganda lang ang pagkaka-deliver.
    ——————————————————–

    nelbar,
    maraming salamat.

  110. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:01 am

    In itself, the news report below may be dated but the contents are still very much alive:

    By John McLean
    BBC Manila Correspondent

    Corruption hobbles the economies of many East Asia countries, both rich and poor, and it takes many forms.

    In the Philippines, corruption can be found at every level of society.

    This year business funded lobby group Transparency International placed the Philippines 77th out of 102 nations, in terms of the level of corruption in its public sector.

    The latest corruption rumour to hit the country’s news stands involves a huge bill for the building of a main road in Manila.

    Going nowhere

    Near where I live, there’s a brand-new, eight-lane road that is peculiar in Manila, because there’s hardly any traffic on it.

    There is no traffic, because the road goes nowhere.

    It is called President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, after a 1960s president.

    It just so happens that the incumbent president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is his daughter.

    Accusations

    Any new road is normally applauded in business and political circles, given that the usual complaint is about the dismal under-investment in infrastructure.

    But not this road.

    Politicians of all stripes are expressing rage over an accusation that one contractor built a 2km section of the 5km road for the equivalent of $16m – some $11.5m more than it should have cost.

  111. Spartan - March 14, 2007 10:10 am

    Tulad ng dati, buong pagmamayabang pang minaliit ni gloria kapal muks ang resulta ng pag-aaral na ito, na ang Pilipinas ang may pinamatinding corruption sa buong Asya. Ginawa pang BOBO ang PERC dahil “mga lumang datus naman daw ang ginamit ng mga ito sa kanilang studies”. Maryosep, ito ba ang gloria na ubod daw ng talino? O dahils sa labis na pagkasinungaling, nagmumukha tuloy siyang hunghang sa tuwing ibubuka ang kaniyang bibig. Diyos naming lahat, kailan po mawawala sa aming paningin itong inyong nilalang na si gloria ubod ng kapal ang mukha arroyo?

  112. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:11 am

    Philippines Seen as Most Corrupt Asian Economy, Survey Says – Bloomberg

    March 13 (Bloomberg) — The Philippines is perceived as Asia’s most corrupt economy, according to a poll by Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd., with Indonesia improving its standing after being ranked worst for five years in a row.

    “The Philippines has the distinction of being perceived in the worst light this year,” PERC said in the statement. “It is bad and has been bad all along. People are just growing tired of the inaction and insincerity of leading officials when they promise to fight corruption.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aS1mjWEgmEvw&refer=asia

  113. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 10:13 am

    anna,
    hindi mo nakuha ang punto ko. kahit na sinong may isip na pilipino ay siguradong wala nang connection kay gloria. sa pilipinas, meron. kung gusto mong suportahan ang gobyerno ni gloria, ipagpatuloy mo ang pag-gamit ng philippine passport. naranasan mo na ba ang magpa-renew ng passport sa philippine embassy? magkano ba ang ibinayad mo? first-class ba ang service nila? maayos ba ang experience mo sa embassy ninyo dyan? kung ako ang tatanungin mo, laging masama ang experience ko tungkol dyan.

  114. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:14 am

    Philippines most corrupt economy say businessmen Gulf Daily News

    The Philippines is perceived by foreign businessmen as Asia’s most corrupt economy, according to a survey that also found other countries failing to tackle the problem decisively.

    Singapore and Hong Kong were seen as the cleanest economies, while China, Indonesia and Vietnam posted improvements, the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (Perc) said.

    “The Philippines has the distinction of being perceived in the worst light this year,” Perc said after polling almost 1,500 expatriate business executives in 13 countries and territories across the region in January and February.

    In a grading system with zero as the best possible score and 10 the worst, the Philippines got 9.40, down sharply from its grade of 7.80 last year.
    http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=172729&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=29359

  115. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:17 am

    Philippines most corrupt, survey says (International Herald Tribune)

    MANILA: Expatriate businessmen in Asia perceive the Philippines as the most corrupt country in the region, according to a survey released Tuesday.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/13/business/peso.php

  116. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 10:17 am

    artsee,
    talaga naman, oo. kahit saan ang pinoy, tambayan sa kanto, tindahan ni aleng maria, palaging may kengkoy. okey lang yan, pero sori, seryoso ako kung pilipinas ang pinag-uusapan.

  117. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:18 am

    Survey: Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia most corrupt in Asia
    TechWhack, India – 13 hours ago
    A poll conducted by Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd. has found that the three most corrupt nations in Asia are Philippines, Thailand and …

  118. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:19 am

    Last Updated 13/03/2007, 20:19:04 http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s1870942.htm

    A new survey says the Philippines is seen as the most corrupt Asian economy by foreign businessmen.

    The Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, PERC, says the survey of 15-hundred business executives from 13 countries also found countries are failing properly to tackle corruption.

    The survey says Singapore and Hong Kong are seen as the cleanest economies, while China, Indonesia and Vietnam posted improvements.

    Perception of corruption in Thailand worsened.

    The military junta in power since last September’s coup is seen as little better than the government it ousted.

  119. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 10:21 am

    anna,

    from your post:

    In the Philippines, corruption can be found at every level of society.

    ———————————————————-
    o ayan ha? hindi ako ang nagsabi niyan. pero interesting to note: EVERY LEVEL OF SOCIETY

  120. artsee - March 14, 2007 10:23 am

    hindinapinoy Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 10:17 am

    artsee,
    talaga naman, oo. kahit saan ang pinoy, tambayan sa kanto, tindahan ni aleng maria, palaging may kengkoy. okey lang yan, pero sori, seryoso ako kung pilipinas ang pinag-uusapan.

    At sino ang nagbibiro? Serioso ako nang sabihin kong palitan mo ang pangalan mo? Paano maniniwala sa iyo ang mga tao kung sa pangalan mo pa lang ay hindi ka na Pinoy na parang ipinagyayabang mo pa. Piao Si!

  121. benign0 - March 14, 2007 10:29 am

    talaga naman, oo. kahit saan ang pinoy, tambayan sa kanto, tindahan ni aleng maria, palaging may kengkoy. okey lang yan, pero sori, seryoso ako kung pilipinas ang pinag-uusapan

    .
    Ganyan talaga ang Pinoy. Kahit na lubog na ang ulo sa basura o sa baha ng Malabon, patawa pa rin ang inaatupag.

    Kaya walang asenso e.

    - :D

  122. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:30 am

    http://www.aim-hills.ph/projectpage/prs/research3.htm.

    Rationale of the Study

    Worsening trends in corruption. Studies done by international and local research institutions reveal a worsening state of corruption in the Philippines. For example, the annual reports of Transparency International show that the country’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) decreased from 3.3 in 1998 to 2.5 in 2005. A CPI of 1.0 or 10 means a country is the most or least corrupt, respectively, among the countries included in the annual study. Indeed, the country’s ability to reduce and control corruption pales in comparison with Singapore’s improving and exceedingly high CPI of 9.10 in 1998 to 9.40 in 2005.

    The Global Corruption Report 2006 notes that the Philippines is one of the countries that suffered significant deterioration in the state of corruption from 1995 to 2004. This worsening trend is also confirmed in a recent World Bank study that tracked the changes in the quality of six governance indicators across 209 countries and territories. The Philippines performed in controlling corruption based on indicators measure the exercise of public power for private gain including both petty and grand corruption and state capture.

  123. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 10:32 am

    artsee,

    ito ang hindi na pinoy:

    1. dumarating sa tamang oras
    2. sumusunod sa batas trapiko – hinto kung pula ang ilaw
    3. hindi na-uuwi ng lapis, papel galing sa opisina
    4. umiihi sa kasilyas
    at marami pang iba.

  124. nelbar - March 14, 2007 10:33 am

    anna,

    isa sa mga link na naibigay mo ay may patungkol kay Tony Kwok.

    Noong December 22,2005, Thursday, sa Manila Times mayroon ganitong balita:

    Kwok gets flak for blaming media on corruption reports

    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2005/dec/22/yehey/top_stories/20051222top8.html

  125. nelbar - March 14, 2007 10:42 am

    Banign0,

    ano ang mas gusto mo sa lunchtime?

    Student Canteen, Eat Bulaga, Lunchdate, Sanglingo nAPO sila, MTB, Wowowee o Chibugan na?

    o mag siesta na lang sa library at magbasa ng komiks?

  126. artsee - March 14, 2007 10:43 am

    Kung nagbibiro ako, di nakita ko na kayong tumawa. Wala. Tahimik lahat. Ikaw lang ang nakita ko. Ang isang hindi na Pinoy ay nasa puwit ang utak tapos nasa ulo ang bayag. Ikaw iyon. Ikaw naman benigna, anong walang asenso. Tinanong kita kung magkano ang buhay mo ayaw mong sabihin. Kaya kong bayaran ang buhay mo at ang buo mong lahi. Iyan ba ang hindi umasenso?

  127. taipan88 - March 14, 2007 10:46 am

    Pinas? The MOST CORRUPT in Asia?
    Why am I not surprised?

    It has been so in the past years….made more corrupt by the advent of glue and her strings of general[s] [problems], coupled with the manipulation of her fatso-fatso man!

    WE ALL KNOW these facts….sadly, not all wanna admit it.
    The Survey just reiterated what we all know and see around us.

    IT IS TIME, indeed!
    Time to boot out those corrupt and bring decency and integrity back to our people.

    GO! and Vote! GO!

  128. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:47 am

    Well, ok, Pinas is number one most corrupt economy in Asia says PERC which should fatten up the heart of Gloria the economist (daw) but not to worry, if she doesn’t stop romping around like what her big fat blob of an ass is doing today, she might end up at the bottom of Transparency International.

    As things stood with TI in 2006, Pinas was enjoying a 2.3 to 2.8 out of 10.0 confidence range! Whoa, that’s wonderful wouldn’t you all say so? That makes her 121st in the overall scheme of things or roughgly at the head of the last 3rd bottom coutries (163 altogether) enjoying a “healthy” lead over Zimbabwe and Haiti and a sprnkling of other mostly African nations.

    That should be good news to Gloria’s fat ears!

  129. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 10:50 am

    Re Well, ok, Pinas is number one most corrupt economy in Asia says PERC which should fatten up the heart of Gloria the economist (daw)… coz Fat-assed Gloria likes the idea of Pinas being number one, so now her wish has come true.

    Frigging mini-person!

  130. benign0 - March 14, 2007 11:00 am

    Tinanong kita kung magkano ang buhay mo ayaw mong sabihin. Kaya kong bayaran ang buhay mo at ang buo mong lahi. Iyan ba ang hindi umasenso?

    .
    This is the attitude that is the root of all corruption.

    - :D

  131. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:05 am

    Re Constancia de Guzman, chief of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission, said the PERC report shows measures being adopted by government to address the corruption problem are not enough.

    But she said there has been no let-up in government’s campaign against corruption.

    Yak, yak, yak, yak, Yak, yak, yak, yak, Yak, yak, yak, yak,… well, why doesn’t this fat cow Constancia de Guzman
    start gunning after the shitheads in Malacanang instead of yakking herself to death?

  132. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:07 am

    Artsee… relax ka lang diyan baka ma-ospital ka na naman.

  133. anthony scalia - March 14, 2007 11:07 am

    To hindinapinoy:

    “o ayan ha? hindi ako ang nagsabi niyan. pero interesting to note: EVERY LEVEL OF SOCIETY”

    Matanggap kaya yan ng mga bloggers dito?

    To benignO:

    “It is easy to spin the concept of “corruption” around hollow-headed slogans to serve hollow-headed partisan objectives”

    True. Imagine, the Erap followers, especially Jojo Binay, pontificating on corruption!

    “But do people really understand the underlying issues?”

    Bloggers here don’t. May kasabihan, “ang magnanakaw ay galit sa kapwa magnanakaw.” Kaya ganun na lang ang pagkamuhi ng Erap followers kay Ate Glue, kasi di na sila mga anak ng diyos at di na sila makakurakot tulad ng dati. Kick GMA out, then happy days are back for them.

    “Thinking is the hard part, which is why not too many people are good at it”

    Exhibit A – 99.9% of bloggers here.

    How can they be expected to think more, when all they can think of is “PATALSIKIN NA NOW NA”! They cannot see beyond post-GMA. That’s our mistake back in the two EDSAs, we never extended our horizon beyond the deposed Presidents. Not that the EDSAs were a mistake, but we were near-sighted.

  134. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:09 am

    Turuan mo na lang ako ng Chinese para mamura ko iyong gaga sa City Hall dito na nakainisan ko dahil kamukha ni Gloria!

  135. artsee - March 14, 2007 11:10 am

    Ate Anna, buti dumating ka na. Minamasahe na nga ng mga nurse ko ang dibdib ko dahil sumisikip na naman. Iyan dalawang ulol na iyan. Kapag may mangyari sa akin, kayo na ang bahalang yumari sa kanila. Marami sa inyo ang nasa Last Will ko lalo ka na Ate Anna.

  136. Diego K. Guerrero - March 14, 2007 11:11 am

    Ang tanong ko lang: Ano ang ginawa ni Senator Joker Arroyo, chairman Senate Blue Ribbon Committee sa Jose Pidal money laundering expose’? Ano ginawa ng Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC)? Ano ang ginawa ng Ombudsman? Ano ang ginawa ng Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC)? Ano ginawa ng BIR sa bilang yaman ni Iggy Arroyo-pekeng Jose Pidal? Nandiyan na lahat ang mga ahensiya ng gobierno para tugisin ang kurakotan. Ano ang nangyari? Wala. Bakit? Dahil sila ay mga kampon ni Gloriang Tiyanak, Reyna ng Kurakotan.

  137. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:15 am

    Umandar na naman ang ….anthony scalia na ito ““But do people really understand the underlying issues?”

    Saying “Bloggers here don’t.” is as harebrained as the empty shithead fat-assed loving Gloria jerk that this anthony scalia is!

    Since I’m being kind, I will not delve any further into what this fuckhead of anthony scalia has written here. What a tedious bore.

    Artsee, kung mayroon ka pang pera, bigyan mo nga yang ….anthony scalia na yan para mapa-lobotomize niya ang utak niyang walang silbi!

  138. artsee - March 14, 2007 11:16 am

    Ate Anna, may kamukha pa ba si tiyanak? Akala ko ba si tiyanak na ang pinakapangit sa mundo. Okay, eto ang itawag mo sa kanya: Di Kiap Si. Doon naman sa dalawang ulol na tauhan niya dito: Din Bo Lam Pha. Kung gusto mo ng translation ate, itanong mo kay Ate PV.

  139. benign0 - March 14, 2007 11:17 am

    How can they be expected to think more, when all they can think of is “PATALSIKIN NA NOW NA”! They cannot see beyond post-GMA. That’s our mistake back in the two EDSAs, we never extended our horizon beyond the deposed Presidents. Not that the EDSAs were a mistake, but we were near-sighted.

    .
    As I said in the “True Filipino” thread we’re barking up the wrong tree here. Most Pinoys cannot grasp what to a few of us are simple concepts like the one you cited (which I quoted above).

    The tragedy here is your Exhibit A — 99% of bloggers. Bashing sitting presidents and hollow-headed partisan speculation is a popular discussion style. Then again the popularity of an approach was never a good indicator of its validity.

    As Einstein said: “You cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created it“. Unfortunately around here there is a shortage of any ability to think outside the square. Most still choose to stay within their comfort zone — bashing sitting presidents and hollow-headed partisan speculation.

    Even with the issue of corruption. It is quite bizarre that a society that has an extensive track record at failing to reduce corruption simply refuses to regard and approach corruption from a different perspective. Corruption is a systemic problem that cannot be resolved using political and law enforcement solutions alone. However you will note, again, that 99.9% of the discussion here is about precisely that — politics and law enforcement.

    Very unimaginative. The issue of corruption is like the jeepney. In 50 years of indepenent history, all we’ve achieved is painting new designs over festering flesh.

    - :D

  140. nelbar - March 14, 2007 11:17 am

    artsee,
    ano gusto mo?

    palamig?

    sago’t gulaman?

    soupdrinks?
    cokecoy in can(soda in can generation)

    birds nest?

    bottled water?

    tea with milk(my favorite in Hawker Center)

    soya drink

    iced tea?

    o green tea?

    dyaan pa lang malalaman na nila kung anong klaseng henerasyon meron tayo at kung bakit minsan ay hindi tayo nagkakaunawaan?

  141. Emilio_OFW - March 14, 2007 11:19 am

    “The survey results were take from an old data information!” – the statement from the administration. To believe this statement and the current data information will be the basis of the corruption index, I won’t be surprised if the figure will be near zero (0)!

    When a country got a leader who is more concentrated on staying in “stolen” power rather than good governance, all things will tend to fail. It is a shame to hear from other expatriates that corruption and cheating is a way of life in the Philippines.

    Looking back, the existence of the numerous anti-graft corruption agencies in this administration is inutile. The designated secretaries/officers were collecting huge monthly benefits without results. These agencies were mere milking cows of these secretaries.

    Another exaample is the case of ex-DOJ cheat Nani Perez who was charged by Jimenez in the IMPSA deal. Till now, the Ombudsman is sitting in the case.

    There is no other course for the current administration as damage control and being tagged as the most corrupt in Asia – not even bombarding hard-to-believe advertisements and beautiful power point presentations of graphs and statistics.

    Instead of denial and keep on repeating one thousand times those lies regarding improving economy, catch one big fish and effect reform.

  142. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:25 am

    As Einstein said: “You cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created it“.

    Are you sure you understood what you write Benigno?

    You seem to have hit hit the nail (on your head) with that quote!

    Think again boy – “You cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created it“.

    So, by your being utterly boringly repetitive to the point of exhaustion (despite your boring smiley icon there) you have shown that you have failed to grasp the essence of what you have written, that you can’t seem to abide by your own and same quote because you failed to comprehend its meaning…

    Don’t you find it extraordinary that you write something the principle of which you seem unable to understand!

  143. nelbar - March 14, 2007 11:28 am

    BenignO,

    kapag natapatan mo ang 7-11, Watsons, Mini-Stop at iba pang convinience store na tambayan ng mga Pinoy burgis, malupit ka na talaga!

    Sana maging aral sayo ang pag-atras ni Tony Tan Caktiong sa convinience store.

  144. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:28 am

    Re Benigno’s “Tsk tsk. Further highlights the depth and breadth of the dysfunction in our society.”

    Whew! Good thing you categorized the dysfunction belongs to YOUR society!

  145. anna de brux - March 14, 2007 11:32 am

    Artsee,

    Sige, I gotta hit the sack. Take it easy (like me), don’t let the jerks get to you. Fight ‘em, frig ‘em, flush ‘em and f… ‘em but don’t let them get to you.

    You are a far better PINOY than they will and can ever hope to be! Mabuhay si Artsee!

  146. Diego K. Guerrero - March 14, 2007 11:45 am

    BenignO said: “Corruption is a systemic problem that cannot be resolved using political and law enforcement solutions alone”

    What scientific *Einstein* solution can you offer? NUKE them all?

  147. nelbar - March 14, 2007 11:47 am

    ayan ka naman anthony pasakalye, umandar na naman ang pagkamuhi mo.

    Binay na naman!

    SI GLORIA MACAPAGAL PIDAL ARROYO ANG TUNAY NA ISYU NG BANSA!

    ang pandaraya noong 2004 eleksyon at pambabastos sa nakararaming bumoto kay Erap noong 1998 ang original na isyu!

    Nasaan ka noong January 2001?

    Baka pumanig ka na rin kay Migz, na isa ring bastos na nagsabi na noong 1998 pa ay isinusulong na nila ang pagpapatalsik kay Erap?

    Saan ka nakakita na ang gusto ng nakararaming sambayanan ay sinasalsalaula, binabastos at nilalapastangan!

    kahit na nandaya ay panalo pa rin!

    onli inda stong repablik of gloriA$$!

     

    Ano tingin mo sa mga Masang Pilipino?

  148. benign0 - March 14, 2007 12:01 pm

    BenignO said: “Corruption is a systemic problem that cannot be resolved using political and law enforcement solutions alone”

    What scientific *Einstein* solution can you offer? NUKE them all?

    .
    The venerable multinational company IBM once had a very brilliant but very simple company slogan. And it goes like this: Think.

    - :D

  149. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:01 pm

    “Foreign businessmen perceive the Philippines as the most corrupt economy in Asia.” Surely no one here is surprise? When we have an illegal government for over seven stinking years, what can we expect? Imagine, three more years of illegitimate Gloria? Unless, of course, she become a Queen for life with the Cha-Cha? All I can say, the worse is yet to come. Absolutely, bogus Gloria played the major part to why Philippines as the most corrupt. However, we also share the blame, for letting an illegitimate government to govern illegaly. We all cowardly watched from the sideline, and let bogus Gloria do as she pleases, her family of pigs and dogs, and those got richer for making sure bogus Gloria stayed in power. Furthermore, this is how bad it got, we don’t even make bogus Gloria accountable to the over 800 unresolved extra-judicial killings in the Philippines since she stole power. Quite pitiful!

    If we are to stop corruption, I don’t see no other re-course but to terminate the major source of corruption, that is, to rid of it for good, at least the principal source, Malacanang, in particular bogus Gloria. One may ask, how do you rid of corruption or bogus Gloria? Who knows, probably, we never, but facts remain mutineer Gloria stayed in power because of corruption, buying off loyalty with the people’s money. And she must be responsible and accountable, it comes with the territory. We can’t let bogus Gloria off the hook, she must pay. It’s not negotiable, as what happened in the past with the Marcoses. Bogus Gloria must made to answer for all the corruption and mismanagement of government funds for over seen years, if we are to set a precedent. And who else best to be made a prime example, but bogus Gloria the Queen of thieves.

    If we are serious of stopping corruption, bogus Gloria must first to go. There are no other way, as I see it. It’s the only sensible thing to do in orer to put a dent on corruption. If the people is not going to do anything to rid of bogus Gloria, perhaps, the country deserve to have bogus Gloria as the Queen for life? Nightmarish!

  150. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:09 pm

    We all know the cause of corruption, since it’s not a well kept secret. We’ve been discussing this the same subject for decades and it’s getting to be boring. Question should be asked is, what are the people of the Philippines are doing about it? And letting bogus Gloria to continue to govern is saying corruption is okay. It ain’t okay!

  151. Diego K. Guerrero - March 14, 2007 12:12 pm

    Well, BenignO then think and keep thinking Inutel Inside.

  152. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:15 pm

    I don’t think one need to be a scientist to know the cause of corruption and how to rid of corruption. I believe we all, one way or another has been educated on the subject of corruption, most especially in the Philippines. What we are lacking are necessary resolve and determination as a nation to JUST DO IT, to rid of corruption?

  153. nelbar - March 14, 2007 12:17 pm

    BenignO,

    In HP, they use to address or call its employees by first name.
    They refer it as HP Way.

    Lucent, Agilent, Avaya and others are product of great minds.
    and ready to accept challenges.

    One of the great ideas in the world of technology is the RBOC’s.
    From monolithic AT&T to breaking up into seven entity.

    The rest is history.

    Alam mo na rin kung ano ang nangyari sa Sprint at MCI?

  154. benign0 - March 14, 2007 12:18 pm

    What we are lacking are necessary resolve and determination as a nation to JUST DO IT, to rid of corruption?

    .
    Do what exactly?

  155. benign0 - March 14, 2007 12:19 pm

    nelbar what is the point you are trying to make?

  156. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:21 pm

    Yeap, we ain’t got what it take and lets us not start making excuses. We are to blame for the corruption in the Philippines, people of the Philippines. It’s now become an acceptable way of life for 86 million people living in the Philippines. It’s kinda scary, that many people? And how do you suppose to educate that many people that corruption is killing the nation? When we can’t even get rid of one illegitimate Gloria?

  157. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:27 pm

    BenignO:

    I believe, you already know the answer to the question. I don’t think you need my assistance and if you don’t. All I can say is, you probably the only person not aware of what’s happening in the Philippines. However, you might include yourself as one of the One Million Warm Bodies, it sure will help. What do you think? Won’t you agree?

  158. benign0 - March 14, 2007 12:28 pm

    And how do you suppose to educate that many people that corruption is killing the nation? When we can’t even get rid of one illegitimate Gloria?

    .
    It goes even further back. I’d go as far as saying that Pinoys have a culture of crime.

    I wrote this back in 2003 at the height of the whole Fiesta Impeachment bid back then:

    .
    =============
    Crime is the commission of an act forbidden by law. In the Philippines, expressedly written statements that limit or prescribe individual actions in the interest of the common good — i.e. laws — from the lowliest traffic ordinances to the highest mitigations against economic plunder are routinely and blatantly flouted by Filipinos of all economic class and social status.

    In this regard, a culture of crime pervades Philippine society.

    All with nonchalant impunity from the bottom of the pecking order to the top: humble jeepney drivers thumb their noses at traffic ordinances, families build entire houses on public property and other lands they are not entitled to, retailers sell pirated intellectual property at high-end market facilities, entrepeneurs build high walls around their mansions to conceal their illicit warehousing activities, megastars evade taxation with a smile, and we elect our leaders to office fully expecting them to “recover” their campaign investment within their terms of office
    =============

    .
    You can see the complete article here:
    http://www.getrealphilippines.com/agr-disagr/16-3-cultcrime.html

    - :D

  159. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:34 pm

    Like I once said, this is quite a boring topic, corruption that is. We haven’t done anything in decades and I don’t foresee anything to be done in the immediate future. I truly believe is to rid of an illegal government, as I see the first and foremost as the most important highest priority.

  160. cocoy - March 14, 2007 12:34 pm

    Toney:
    I agree with you that the only way to eliminate corruption is to do it.Be vigilant where are tax monies go.Benigno’s point is like an unborn child that is still nurturing in the mother’s wound.I wish he can give us any idea,if we could not implement it because we are only all pawns in the eye of some politicians,maybe,some are listening.Who knows maybe,some candidates are monitoring us and picking up some ideas in there campaign slogans.Benigno,be fair to all of us here,if you give us your comment I am asking you to explain so that we can have all a healthy discussion.Stop ridiculing others,we are all parallel in thinking level with different talents.

  161. nelbar - March 14, 2007 12:40 pm

    To getrealphilippines:

    the idea of AT&T’s RBOC and the Island of the Pilipinas

  162. cocoy - March 14, 2007 12:43 pm

    Benigno;
    You don’t need to elaborate what is a crime, everyone knows that even a third grader who is a bench warmer in Mrs. Reyes class. I appreciate it more if you can give us an idea, any move to suppress that crime you mention before it happen.

  163. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 12:47 pm

    BenignO:

    You can cite all our problems as a nation, including the Jeepney drivers, and others. Again, I’m not going to disagree with you. I think, every bloggers knew the problems of what you’re talking about, I’m sure, including the failed system, the people in itself for not doing anything to correct these problems. We just letting those politicians to make a mockery of our institution, which they do best, I suppose.

  164. benign0 - March 14, 2007 12:47 pm

    Benigno,be fair to all of us here,if you give us your comment I am asking you to explain so that we can have all a healthy discussion.

    .
    For one thing, we need to be less tolerant of improper behaviour and stupidity.

    Just in this blog alone, there are characters here who behave inappropriately. Yet many here who on occassion do provide really great comments and input at the same time seem to be in some kind of cozy pakiki-sama thing with these bozos. They’re little petty things of course. But we tolerate them nonetheless.

    Pakikisama mentality is what I highlight here. It starts with little things. If we tolerate little inappropriate behaviours, we soon get disentsitized to little improprieties then move on to more serious improprieties (like stealing pens and paperclips, etc.). Soon we get disensitized to that as well and move higher up the hierarchy of criminal behaviour.

    This progressive disensitisation from little things up to really big-time stuff is what I highlight. If we cannot even enforce simple disciplines like not littering, sticking to one’s lane while driving, using proper language in a blog like this, sticking to the issues, etc., what makes us think we can tackle a bigger bogeyman like corruption?

    If we cannot even rise beyond petty partisan gossiping and broaden our minds to regard issues that transcend any particular politician or administration, what hope do we have of solving a multi-tentacled cancer like corruption which as we all know has been around for most of our independent history spanning a dozen presidencies?

    - :D

  165. cocoy - March 14, 2007 1:00 pm

    Benigno:
    I agree with your sentiments towards other who are unfriendly.Just considered them a passer-by who made remarks of your colored ties that don’t match your pants.for me.I am not giving up with you because you are intelligent and I want to hear some of your ideas that I know you reserve it in your tank.We can have a polite good discussion,It was my style I got into your nerve because I am interested to gauge your mind.You are ignoring me.I am sorry If I made a little fun of you like growing up with laki sa layaw that from come an afluent family.

  166. Toney Cuevas - March 14, 2007 1:13 pm

    We, as bloggers here are hopeless to even think that we can do something to stop corruption in the Philippines, that I concede. I can probably make offering of different ways of how it can be done, but fact still remain just an opinion for discussion that will remain in this blog which the blog is all about. Also, if I to understand the mission of this blog, I believe every participants has every right to offer comments as their given rights within reason. It’s about having a healthy exchanges, and providing an alternative of what can be done to better a failed system. It’s just, I believe a discussion of ideas, nothing more. Everyone need to be heard and not ridicule. So, lets not get carried away with our emotion.

  167. nelbar - March 14, 2007 1:15 pm

    This progressive disensitisation from little things up to really big-time stuff is what I highlight. If we cannot even enforce simple disciplines like not littering, sticking to one’s lane while driving, using proper language in a blog like this, sticking to the issues, etc., what makes us think we can tackle a bigger bogeyman like corruption?

     

    Benign0, alam mo ba ang meme?

    hindi pa uso ang zilch mo, may ruta na ng silk dito sa lupain ng mga ninuno ko.

    wala pa ang salitang Filipinas pero meron nang naitatag na Silk Road!

  168. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 1:15 pm

    chi Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Chabeli,

    Can’t you not sleep ‘coz of this Tianak’s perfect achievement?! It’s already 2:30am in Pinas.

    **********************************

    Heheh. It’s called insomia, Chi.

    Actually, I’m wondering myself how the public in general feel about this latest achievement of La Igorota !!!

  169. benign0 - March 14, 2007 1:36 pm

    We just letting those politicians to make a mockery of our institution, which they do best, I suppose

    .
    Are politicians the only ones making a mockery of our institutions?

    Case in point:

    We have it in our power as voters to elect the right representatives in congress. Yet, back in 2003, when these very representatives made a decision not to impeach Arroyo, we all suddenly shook our heads in disgust. How’s that for irony. We elect our officials based on their prowess at the ocho-ocho and then we expect them to undertake their congressional duties to serve our best interests?

    It’s like hiring a paedophile to watch over our kids.

    Today it is happening again. People here in their usual hollow-headed form chant slogans (that were in fact contrived by the same old trapos) that announce their voting preferences on the sole basis of whether a candidate is for or against a sitting president.

    As Mr. Scalia put it: “How can they be expected to think more, when all they can think of is “PATALSIKIN NA NOW NA”! They cannot see beyond post-GMA. That’s our mistake back in the two EDSAs, we never extended our horizon beyond the deposed Presidents”.

    The tired old cliche says: When you point at something, there are three fingers pointing back at you.

    Politicians making a mockery of our institutions? Think again. We have shown to the world our predisposition to entrusting the future of the nation on a street mob in Edsa rather than our own representatives in the legislature. And all because we voted them in on the basis of their ability to dance the ocho-ocho.

    - :D

  170. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 1:39 pm

    # Toney Cuevas Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    We, as bloggers here are hopeless to even think that we can do something to stop corruption in the Philippines, that I concede. I can probably make offering of different ways of how it can be done, but fact still remain just an opinion for discussion that will remain in this blog which the blog is all about. Also, if I to understand the mission of this blog, I believe every participants has every right to offer comments as their given rights within reason. It’s about having a healthy exchanges, and providing an alternative of what can be done to better a failed system. It’s just, I believe a discussion of ideas, nothing more. Everyone need to be heard and not ridicule. So, lets not get carried away with our emotion.
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    tama ka Toney. ang lahat ay may karapatan na magbigay ng kuro-kuro at saloobin dito. common courtesy lang naman ang kailangan.

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  171. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 1:48 pm

    benign0 said:
    we soon get disentsitized to little improprieties then move on to more serious improprieties (like stealing pens and paperclips, etc.). Soon we get disensitized to that as well and move higher up the hierarchy of criminal behaviour.
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    dagdag ko pa dito sa example, ang lagayan system.
    noong OFW pa ako sa saudi (anim na taon), halos tuwing uuwi ako ng pinas, kita ko na agad ang lagayan sa airport pa lang.
    ang ibang OFW, may nakasingit agad na $10 sa passport para hindi mabuksan ang balikbayan box. maliit na halaga lang ang $10 kung tutuusin, pero palaki ng palaki ang corruption hanggang sa umabot na sa prisedente.

    para mabawasan ang corruption? huwag mag lagay.

  172. Mrivera - March 14, 2007 2:48 pm

    hindinapinoy says: “tama ka Toney. ang lahat ay may karapatan na magbigay ng kuro-kuro at saloobin dito. common courtesy lang naman ang kailangan.”

    hnp, kasama ba dito ang pang-iinsulto at pagdikta sa mga kontra kay gloria?

  173. Mrivera - March 14, 2007 2:49 pm

    hindi naman si gloria ang nangungurakot….. NG KONTI LANG.

  174. hindinapinoy - March 14, 2007 2:59 pm

    # Mrivera Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    hindinapinoy says: “tama ka Toney. ang lahat ay may karapatan na magbigay ng kuro-kuro at saloobin dito. common courtesy lang naman ang kailangan.”

    hnp, kasama ba dito ang pang-iinsulto at pagdikta sa mga kontra kay gloria?
    ————————————————————-

    malinaw ang sinabi ko:
    common courtesy lang naman ang kailangan.

  175. Ka Enchong - March 14, 2007 3:04 pm

    “Just in this blog alone, there are characters here who behave inappropriately. Yet many here who on occassion do provide really great comments and input at the same time seem to be in some kind of cozy pakiki-sama thing with these bozos. They’re little petty things of course. But we tolerate them nonetheless.

    Pakikisama mentality is what I highlight here. It starts with little things. If we tolerate little inappropriate behaviours, we soon get disentsitized to little improprieties then move on to more serious improprieties (like stealing pens and paperclips, etc.). Soon we get disensitized to that as well and move higher up the hierarchy of criminal behaviour.”

    One cannot be intolerant to people who post here while being tolerant to whatever GMA is doing. It would be very much like being annoyed with malaria-causing mosquito bites while making love to an HIV carrier sans the protection of a condom.

    Our favorite whipping boys (or girls) in these parts have always been Aling Gloria, her ilk, and the “tanga at mangmang”.

    Since we claim to have the “difficult” ability to “think” impartially and objectively, we must show our appreciation for this faculty to “lead” those who don’t. Our collective experiences as a nation proves that we cannot effectively lead those whom we alienate. Look at the members of the political elite throughout our history who remember the needs of the masses during campaign periods, yet, conveniently dismiss them as the “unshod, uneducated, good for nothing” bunch of beggars once elected. Look at the current crop of middle and upper class Filipinos blaming the masses for electing “actors and celebrities” to government posts. We cannot blame them, for our worlds are miles apart.

    To “lead” them, let us first keep pace with them. Look at the way they see issues and try understanding them. Walk with them before we try to lead them. I understand them because I was one of them, having grown up in the slums of Pasay and in the wilderness of upland Cavite.

    One theory suggests that effectively leading starts with pacing the person/s one wants to lead (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Who knows, this may hold true in these parts? Who knows, this may apply as well to Philippine society in general?

    Our approach to GMA and her ilk has always been evident. To conclude that those who advocate regime change in the Philippines now do not see beyond “patalsikin na” is quite premature, to say the least. How we see beyond “patalsikin na” may require another forum, another blog, or maybe just another thread.

    Our approach to those who we so conveniently dismiss as “tanga at mangmang” must not be to alienate them. We have to remember that they are a big part of the problem, a big part of the solution, and the ultimate benificiary of the struggle now taking place.

  176. cocoy - March 14, 2007 3:20 pm

    Benigno:
    We just letting those politicians to make a mockery of our institution, which they do best I suppose.
    I give you an argument to stop those politicians to make mockery of our institution. First we need to limit the damage cause by these politicians, by removing them or controlling their effect. We need to prevent their existence of the same passion or interest. Solution, formula-xch2=3-bh82=remove and cut completely the pork barrel of the congressman and senators and transfer it to the government agencies that serves the interest of the people such as Department of health, education, public works, social service, agricultures. Tingnan natin kung kakandidato pa iyang mga ganid sa pera na mga lawbreakers nating mga trapo.Ngayon we can give a chance for the young blood,new breed talented people to run for office dahil hindi na kakandidato iyong mga trapo at hindi na sila gagastos ng tone toneladang pera kasi wala na silang pagbabawian.Dyan natin ngayon makikita kung sino talaga ang maglingkod para sa bayan.
    Ikaw lang kasi give up ka na kaagad sa laban.Lahat ng problema ay may solution kung magkaisa lang ang mga mamamayan.

  177. norpil - March 14, 2007 3:58 pm

    here we are again. hnp wrote something and others are ganging up on him. i appreciate the historical statistics he often presents and see nothing out of place in it.gma is of course the present problem but not necessarily the future problem. it is up for us pinoys to vote these people out. but as statistics show, corruption is not new in the pinas.if the present govt is no 1 in asia today, marcos was in a world class.

  178. Ka Enchong - March 14, 2007 4:23 pm

    Pareng Cocoy:

    Halos dadalawa lang naman ang ping-uugatan ng katiwalian:

    Tukso:

    Maliit ang sweldo, pero malaki ang gastos para makaupo. Makabubuti siguro kung itataas ang sweldo, itaas din ang parusa sa mga sangkot sa katiwalian, habang sapat na ang makatwirang alinlangan upang patunayan ang kasalanan sa hukumang didinig sa kaso. Ang Pork Barrel Fund ay makabubuti sigurong ilaan na lamang sa pagtataas ng sweldo, madaliang paglilitis, at iba pang gaawaing may kaugnayan sa pagpapalago ng lingkurang pambayan. Dapat din sagutin ng kaban ng bayan ang kampanya ng mga nais maglingkod. Sa gayon, walang utang na loob na pagbabayaran ang mga magwawagi sa ibang bahagi ng lipunan kundi sa sambayanan lamang na pinagmulan ng kanilang ginugol sa pangangampanya, at ng mga botong nagluklok sa kanila.

    Ang pananahimik ng sambayan sa mga kalabisan ng mga nakaupo:

    Isang lunas dito ang matibay na saligan sa pag-aaral, kung saan, ang diin ay nasa tamang pagtimbang ng mga tungkulin at karapatan ng bawat mamamayan- isang saligang magpapalaganap ng diwang lahat tayo ay patungo sa iisang bukas, at sa bawat karapatang ating tinatamasa, may kaukulang pananagutan tayo. Isang kinabukasang lahat tayo ay magkakasama; Isang pananagutan sa bawat isang karapatan.

    Sana, masumpungan ng ating mga kinatawan ang buo at agarang lunas sa katiwaliang laganap sa ating lipunan. Higit sa lahat, masumpungan sana ng nakararami sa atin ang karapatang labanan ang katiwalian bilang isa ring pananagutan natin sa susunod na salinlahi.

  179. cocoy - March 14, 2007 4:52 pm

    Pareng Ka Enchong;
    Di ba malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw kung ano ang pinagmulan ng mga kurakutan sa gobyerno.Taasan sila ng suweldo mas panalo pa ang taong bayan kesa bigyan sila ng pork barrel.
    Ito ang suma ko,mahigit 240 ang congressman,siguro ang pork barrell ng bawat isa d’yan depende sa laki ng nasasakupan niya ang pinakamababa sa isang taon ay 100 milyon bawat isa itimes natin sa 240 iyan tapos itimes uli sa 3 years.Pork barrel lang iyan wala pang suweldo.Kung iyang Pork barrel na iyan ay gagamitin sa tamang paraan,lahat ng silid aralan ay air condition at libre na ang lahat ng studyante sa high school.Makapagpapatayo ka na ng maraming hospital niyan at kumpleto pa ng mga nurses at doctor.
    Ngayon pupunta tayo sa senador,palagay ko mas malaki ang pork barrel nila kesa kongressman.24 sila–sabihin na lang natin 150 milyon bawat isa sa isang taon itimes 3 mo na naman uli,pag ibinulsa nila ang pera mayroon silang 450 milyon na tumataginting na tax free.Kaya kahit na ubusin ng isang senador ang 200 milyon sa election may tubo pa siya. Kaya iyang political dynasty na iyan ay nandyan iyan janggang mayroon silang mga pork barrel.
    Si Benigno lang kasi,kulang sa rason kaya siya nagagarote ng husto.Diskartehan para magkaroon tayo ng magagandang kuro-kuro at opinyon.

  180. vic - March 14, 2007 4:59 pm

    The latest survey shows us on top of the chart, close to the highest point and can only compare to the other most corrupt countries in other parts of the world, namely the African continent.
    What can we do, to reverse the trend? One step at a time. Let’s start with our Electoral Process.

    Every election, candidates and parties invest millions of campaign funds to get elected, whose sources are mostly not transparent, or some are Illegal. So it follows that once getting elected those officials have to recoup the investments plus profits. Solution: reform the Process. How? Simply enforce the law as it is written now and keep improving it. Impossible? No, if it can be done elsewhere it can be done in the Philippines. Who has to do it? The whole Filipino Nation..

    Like a baby, take that one single step and pretty soon, you’ll be there with Singapore, or perhaps like us, Canadians…

  181. nelbar - March 14, 2007 5:00 pm

    anthony scalia, tumambay ka lang dito sa blog ni ellen

    marami kang mapupulot na ideya dito.

    iyong mga kainuman mo kasi ng kape, eh mga laos na!

    kagigising mo lang kasi kaya pupungas pungas kapa.

    hindi nakakapagtaka kung bakit ganyan ang mga ideya mo.

    iisa lang kasi ang damit na ginagamit mo.

    dito sa blog ni ellen, sari-sari at united colors of benetton pa.

  182. Ka Enchong - March 14, 2007 5:11 pm

    “And all because we voted them in on the basis of their ability to dance the ocho-ocho.”

    Most, if not all, politicians are masters of pacing. Sadly, the leading part seems to disappear the moment COMELEC proclaims them. Worse, everybody gets a hangover right after the elections. Worst, the hangover lasts till the next election season.

  183. Mrivera - March 14, 2007 5:37 pm

    “Mareng Anna, do yourself a favor. Sharpen your mind, if you have one, by interacting with benignO and hindinapinoy. Para ma-exercise naman. Kita mo, yan ang napapala sa kaka-blog dito ng walang intelligent na ka-diskusyon.”

    ha! ha! ha!

    siyanga naman, anna. si anthony scalia ang isa sa mga intelihente rito at marami kang mapupulot kapag siya ang kadiskusyunan mo. siguro sa sobrang talino niya, ‘yung utak lumalabas na ilong at tenga dahil wala nang paglagyan.

    trabahong ipinangangalandakan. pandaraya ni gloriang kanyang pinangangalagaan. it takes one to know one (siguro mga 1001 x na itong pabalik balik na sinabi katulad noong pagtatalak daw ng mga narito). at kung ano ano pang mga hagupit ng KABAKLAAN!

    sus! na-eebaks tuloy ako. ngek!

  184. nelbar - March 14, 2007 5:49 pm

    siguraduhin mo lang na buhusan maigi ang kasilyas Mrivera.

    sigurado ako, pati et-chas mo ay pagdidiskitahan nya at pupulutin para ibigay sa mga kauri niya!

  185. Mrivera - March 14, 2007 5:52 pm

    nelbar, gusto kong “lumabas” ang ibig kong sabihin.

    he he heh.

  186. Mrivera - March 14, 2007 5:54 pm

    hindinapinoy Says: “malinaw ang sinabi ko: common courtesy lang naman ang kailangan.”

    agreed.

    tama lang na kung paano ka kinausap, ganoon mo rin sasagutin at hindi ‘yung tinanong mo nang maayos, pabastos kang haharapin, di ba?

    parte na rin ng alinmang diskusyon ang magkapikunan, subalit kung ang ipagpipilitan ay ‘yung kataasan ng nalalaman sukdulang pati mukha ng kausap ay tapakan, ‘yan ay iba ng usapan. kung alam nating hindi naman tayo ang pinupuna at pinupukol ng batikos, bakit tayo magre-react kahit pa die hard tayo ng sinumang laman ng paksa, di ba?

  187. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 6:14 pm

    There are serious repurcussions on being perceived “as
    the most corrupt economy in Asia”

    In the “survey conducted by the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC)” The Philippines “got a score of 9.40 under a grading system which has zero as the best possible score and 10 as the worst..”

    For Gloria to shrug “..off the results of the survey”
    goes to show that she has been slapped in the face & is unable to get up ! The snooze is tightening indeed, for Gloria, from yet another international organization.

    What can be more insulting than “the Philippines “has the distinction of being perceived in the worst light this year,” edging out perennial bottom dweller Indonesia” ?

    Gloria is BAAAAAAD for the economy, for the people, for justice & for politics.

    Gloria HAS to go ! There is no compromise to that. Only those who stand to lose from her ouster are prolonging her agony.

    Like good or eveil, it has come to this: It’s either you are PRO-Gloria or ANTI-Gloria. There is no in-between.

  188. Emilio_OFW - March 14, 2007 6:39 pm

    Here’s a suggestion to “new guards” in the coming mid-term May 2007 elections:

    To eliminate the “padrino system – i’ll scratch your back and you scratch mine,” pass and enact a law which will remove the appointing power of the sitting president in all head of government agencies with the rank of secretary. A committee created not by the sitting president should be the “sole” authority in choosing the head for these government agencies.

    Abolition of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission, this agency became an inutile agency wherein it failed the purpose of it’s creation.

    Removal from the office of the president the authority for the distribution of pork barrel allocation.

  189. Ka Enchong - March 14, 2007 6:48 pm

    “Gloria is BAAAAAAD for the economy, for the people, for justice & for politics.”

    And everytime she gets hounded by issues concerning her seeming unpopularity, she also shrugs the issue off by saying she doesn’t care. She has to realize that she was “voted” into office by the same people she now dismisses as the noisy crowd; that, she has to garner enough “popularity” to be able to govern well; that, it is her duty to convince people to swallow the bitter pill, not just to push them into it. She has to realize that her “boss” generally, does not trust her.

  190. ystakei - March 14, 2007 6:53 pm

    Mrs. Pidal is corrupt. Period. She is not only engaged in human trafficking. She and her government apparently are now involved in this illegal trafficking of human organs, and attracting donors from among the less privileged who are being deliberately made so helplessly poor so that they can easily be persuaded to sell their organs in order to survive.

    This should be stopped especially with the reality that possible donors are even kidnapped and forcibly confined in some den by some syndicated organizations having government connections. It is being exposed in Japan. Why can it not be exposed in the Philippines? The Japanese government in fact is determined now to implement the law prohibiting such organ transplant.

    It is possible that the Pimp is also trying to talk the Japanese into granting her government special quota for exporting kidneys, etc. in exchange for the banning of the Japayuki to Japan. Ganoong katindi ang kawalanghiyaan ng inutil na ito.

  191. tayerevo - March 14, 2007 8:24 pm

    it will be our collective shame as a people if we cannot, and do not know how to, rectify an aberration, a cancer cell, that is Gloria Arroyo.

  192. artsee - March 14, 2007 8:28 pm

    Mang Vic, corruption din lang ang topic dito, balita ko may isang Canadian na si Black ang mademanda sa Chicago. Big time daw itong si Black.

    Ate Anna, salamat sa sigaw mong “Mabuhay si Artsee”. Sumigaw ka naman nang “Mamatay si tiyanak, Baboy Mike, Benigno, Angphony Scareria, hindinapinay. Etong si hindinapinay, commmon courtesy daw na akala mo may courtesy siya.

  193. anthony scalia - March 14, 2007 8:56 pm

    To Mrivera:

    “at kung ano ano pang mga hagupit ng KABAKLAAN!”

    aay, Tita ka rin pala. Kaya pala ang galing mong mag-spot ng KABAKLAAN ah! Gleng gleng!

    “siyanga naman, anna. si anthony scalia ang isa sa mga intelihente rito at marami kang mapupulot kapag siya ang kadiskusyunan mo. siguro sa sobrang talino niya, ‘yung utak lumalabas na ilong at tenga dahil wala nang paglagyan”

    Salamat. Tao rin naman ako, na I appreciate being appreciated.

    To hindinapinoy:

    sabi ni Mrivera, “parte na rin ng alinmang diskusyon ang magkapikunan, subalit kung ang ipagpipilitan ay ‘yung kataasan ng nalalaman sukdulang pati mukha ng kausap ay tapakan, ‘yan ay iba ng usapan. kung alam nating hindi naman tayo ang pinupuna at pinupukol ng batikos, bakit tayo magre-react kahit pa die hard tayo ng sinumang laman ng paksa, di ba?”

    Basta kumontra ka sa kanya, he will deem it na ‘tinatapakan mo na ang mukha nya’ Halatang di sanay kontrahin ang pananaw nya. Balat sibuyas pagdating sa diskusyunan. Pikon pa.

    To nelbar:

    “anthony scalia, tumambay ka lang dito sa blog ni ellen
    marami kang mapupulot na ideya dito”

    asus, nagbuhat na naman ng sariling bangko. maraming ideya daw, e puro “PATALSIKIN NA NOW NA” ang alam ng blog na ito

    “iyong mga kainuman mo kasi ng kape, eh mga laos na!”

    ***shudders*** you’ve been watching me!

    saka e ano ngayon kung laos na. sa ingles, ang laos na ay “has been.” yung mga kainuman mo ng kape, mga “never was”!!!! Di bale nang sikat dati na laos na ngayon, kaysa di man lang sumikat.

    “kagigising mo lang kasi kaya pupungas pungas kapa”

    ***shudders all the more**** its true, you’ve been watching me!

    “iisa lang kasi ang damit na ginagamit mo.”

    ***shudders all the more still*** binobosohan mo ako!

    “dito sa blog ni ellen, sari-sari at united colors of benetton pa”

    yes, totoo yan. yung mga made in China at mabibili sa 168. suki din ako ng 168

    To artsee:

    dapat di ka magpasalamat sa “Mabuhay si artsee” ni Anna. dahil yung “long live…” ay ginagamit lang sa isang patay na, like “the king is dead, long live the king!”

  194. chi - March 14, 2007 9:02 pm

    # tayerevo Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    it will be our collective shame as a people if we cannot, and do not know how to, rectify an aberration, a cancer cell, that is Gloria Arroyo.
    ***

    Agree, agree, agree!

    The month of May will diagnose if Tianak’s cancer has already contaminated the entire populace.

  195. artsee - March 14, 2007 9:26 pm

    Ate Chi, nagkalat na daw ang cancer ni tiyanak mula puwet hanggan sa harapan niya. Kawawa naman ano? Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit sinu-sinong mga babae ang tinatarget ng asawang Baboy. Matagal na kasing tuyo.

  196. artsee - March 14, 2007 9:36 pm

    Hindi ko pinagtatawanan pala ang may kanser. Pero kung kay tiyanak, hindi ako malulungkot. Kung tutoo, maaaring paraan ng nasa itaas na mawala siya at matigil na ang paghihirap ng mga tao. Kaya sana tutoo. Tungkol pala sa kanser, balita ko may kanser din ang artistang si Rudy Fernandez.

  197. Diego K. Guerrero - March 14, 2007 10:02 pm

    RE: Like good or evil, it has come to this: It’s either you are PRO-Gloria or ANTI-Gloria. There is no in-between.

    I agree 100%. She is part of the problem. The Filipino nation can no longer tolerate kleptocracy and her voodoo economics. Oust Gloria!

  198. Elvira Sahara - March 14, 2007 10:06 pm

    Chi,
    Kung kumalat na ang cancer ni Tiyanak, too late na sigurong painumin ng nilagang “Tanglad!” Tama si Chabeli: “ang economy ni Gloria isssss toooooooooooooo B A D!!! Very bad gid and …N O W …aren’t we, Filipinos proud…Philippines as the MOST CORRUPT ECONOMY IN ASIA! At iyan ay through the courtesy of the Queen of all Thieves(ba?), da TIANAK! YEHEY! Kung pagsasampalin kaya ang Tianak na ito ng 80,000,000+ Filipinos, ok na ba? (Please lang, huwag na huwag sumagot ang “Zwei Dummkofp” sa blog na ito!)

  199. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 10:52 pm

    Ka Enchong Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    ..And everytime she gets hounded by issues concerning her seeming unpopularity, she also shrugs the issue off by saying she doesn’t care. She has to realize that she was “voted” into office by the same people she now dismisses as the noisy crowd; that, she has to garner enough “popularity” to be able to govern well; that, it is her duty to convince people to swallow the bitter pill, not just to push them into it. She has to realize that her “boss” generally, does not trust her

    ****************************************

    You will only find this attitude in Gloria, as well as those dictatorial leaders in the world, who think that they are above everyone else. Somehow they all have similarities – & one of them is arrogance at its finest !

  200. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 10:54 pm

    Diego K. Guerrero Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    ..I agree 100%. She is part of the problem. The Filipino nation can no longer tolerate kleptocracy and her voodoo economics. Oust Gloria!

    *******************************************

    Gloria is going down & unless someone does something about it, we will all go down w/ her !

  201. Chabeli - March 14, 2007 11:01 pm

    In a recent meeting w/ some foreigners, I had mentioned that the more I analyse the situation in the Philippines, the more I am inclined to believe that Gloria has NO intentions of improving anybody’s life but her own, her family’s & her cronies.

    I was asked about Gloria being a compromise until 2010. I said she was already the compromise in EDSA 2 & the change was from bad to worse. Funny thing is, I could not even come up w/ 1 good reason why Gloria should finish her term.

    I think my foreign friends got the picture..

  202. baycas - March 14, 2007 11:29 pm

    more PERCeptions (copy-pasting from newsdotgovdotph)…

    Gloria statement, 15 March 2003:

    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today said that her administration’s stepped up campaign against graft and corruption is paying off as evidenced by the latest finding of a Hong Kong-based risk consultancy firm.

    In a meeting this morning with the local officials of Metro Manila, and Regions 3 and 4, the President said that the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, Ltd. (PERC) has classified the Philippines as among those countries in Asia where “corruption is becoming less serious” as against countries that are “most corrupt.”

    According to the President, the latest report of PERC has classified the Philippines, along with Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand as countries where corruption cases are no longer serious.

    PERC, which was established in Hong Kong in l957, coordinates a team of researchers and analysts in the ASEAN countries, Greater China and South Korea

    Some of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions regularly use PERC’s services to assess key trends and critical issues shaping the region, to identify growth opportunities, and to develop effective strategies for capitalizing on these opportunities.

    The President paid tribute to the local executives of Regions 3 and 4 for their role in eradicating red tape in particular and in the fight against corruption in general.

    She said that during her first year as president, a lot of businessmen told her that red tape and corruption have been contained in the national government agencies but not in the local level.

    Now that PERC has said that corruption is now less serious and that investors are flocking not only to Metro Manila but also to Regions 3 and 4, then it means that there is an improvement in the fight against corruption in these three regions.

    The provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales comprise Region 3 while Region 4 includes the industrialized CALABARZON provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon.

    “Malaki ang inaasahan ng taong bayan mula sa atin. At hindi natin sila puwedeng mabigo (The people have great expectations from us. And we are not going to fail them),” the President said.

    The President then called on the local executives to do more in the drive to rid the government of corruption and irregularities.

    Gloria statement, 17 March 2003:

    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today said government efforts to fight corruption in the last two years have started paying off, as she revealed moves to rid some agencies of graft and corruption.

    In a radio interview, the President cited the latest finding of the Hong Kong-based Political & Economic and Risk Consultancy (PERC) that showed that corruption in the Philippines had become “less serious.”

    “May ibang bansang nag-overtake na sa atin sa ranking ng corruption (Other nations have overtaken us in the corruption rankings),” she said.

    She added that mechanisms are being put in place to further strengthen the campaign to rid the bureaucracy of corrupt people and corrupt practices.

    She said the government would put up at least two units – one that would have wide-ranging tasks and the other, a smaller one – to carry out anti-corrupt practices programs.

    “Sisimulan natin doon sa mga ahensiya na gusto nating maging showcase ng fight against graft and corruption (We will start with agencies we want to be showcases of our anti-corruption campaign),” she stressed, referring to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, among others.

    Earlier, the PERC classified the Philippines as among the countries in Asia — along with Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand –where “corruption is becoming less serious” as against countries that are “most corrupt.”

    PERC coordinates a team of researchers and analysts in the ASEAN countries, Greater China and South Korea. Some of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions regularly use PERC’s services to assess key trends and critical issues shaping the region, to identify growth opportunities, and to develop effective strategies for capitalizing on these opportunities.

    —–

    in 2002, note that gloria used in her speech erap’s efforts in creating the best climate (in terms of quality of life) for expatriates in Asia.

    of course, gloria also used the “good news” to her advantage in 2003 (as evidenced in the quotes above). however, a year later she bewailed PERC’s lack of appreciation of government anti-corruption efforts. since then PERC’s annual perception survey results gave reason for her to grumble about them (like a stubborn child throwing tantrums!).

    what is apparent is that gloria, through the years, didn’t do much to erase the bad PERCeptions. maybe it’s just that her perception of the “BEST” score in PERC’s grading system is 10 (as in kartada diyes).

    …being the most hailed proponent of national lying, cheating, stealing and covering up, gloria would most certainly think that way. 9.4 over 10…excellent!!!

  203. ystakei - March 15, 2007 12:15 am

    “Foreigners are happy over reforms” sabi ni Kurakot. Oh yeah? Just who is trying to convince by saying so? The Americans or her fellow Filipinos, especially those who, in their despeartion, are now being convinced to sell their kidneys for sale to foreigners even when worldwide, selling kidneys and other organs is considered illegal.

    Nice try, stupid!!!

  204. Ellen - March 15, 2007 1:16 am

    Reactions of malacañang and opposition candidates to PERC survey.click here.

  205. apoy - March 15, 2007 2:46 am

    Bilib naman ako sa palusot ng mga hunghang sa malacanang.
    “corruption is just a perception but economic performance says otherwise?”

    ———————————–
    Sige na nga, agree ako diyan.Bow na rin ako sa economic performance ni GMA as in bow-wow wow.Para sa aso lang yan!
    The end result of that economic performance still go to their own pocket.
    The reality of realities here is poverty.Unless malacanang can dispel this reality,all of their actions are bow-wow-wow!

  206. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 15, 2007 7:24 am

    According to Malaya:

    Bunye said these efforts are done through the criminal justice system and administrative controls. Procedural reforms, he said, are focused on graft-prone revenue agencies, those in the frontline of day-to-day public services and local governments that “tend to be out of the anti-corruption radar in the past.”

    He said records from the Sandiganbayan, the Ombudsman and the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission prove the government is doing something to curb graft and corruption.

    The Presidential-Spokesman-Nobody-Believes may be referring to falsified records, the handiworks of a Manapat or a Garcillano. We can now even include the “handsome” new PMS Secretary Joey Salceda to the two. Of late, Salceda has been bragging about distorted economic figures his teacher with a PHD has claimed the “Philippines’ best” in decades.

    Per my own records, in all SIX YEARS of the PAGC’s existence under Gloria’s stolen regime, the PAGC has recommended the prosecution, or suspension, or further investigation, of ONLY 33 cases of graft and corruption. Just imagine an office funded by hundred of millions every year, actually prosecuting 2 cases per year? I’m sure the money sought for is much much less than what the office itself spends. I’d rather that we sack these incompetents and save us a lot of cash.

    Now the Ombudsman, backed by a 2-BILLION PESO fund under the Millenium Challenge Account and DOF, the first BIG FISH it could have fried, the Mega Pacific-Comelec counting machine botched deal, was released back to the sea. The US grant requires that the Ombusdman(or Ombudsbitch for the female gender) prosecutes at least 50 cases in 2 years.

    So far, it has absolved Abalos and pals for the P1.2 billion deal but bounced back after investigating, charging, deciding, then removing an opposition governor for a P20,000 liquidation and a whole bunch of local execs from Pasay for a garbage collection deal approved by COA.

    To complete the required fifty cases to satisfy the MCA provisions, you can bet your sweet little asses Jocjoc, Nani, Chavit, Cito, Ephraim, Mareng Lilia, Garcia, Garci, the congressmen, the Generals, all of Saint the Therese’s kin, etc. ain’t gonna be one of those.

  207. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 15, 2007 7:57 am

    Aside from the international notoriety of this Wife and Husband-led kleptocracy, the whole world is taking notice and by their actions, very disturbed, of the spate of unresolved, uninvestigated killings and human rights abuses condoned by Gloria’s leadership.

    After the Mellow Commission report, the Alston UN Report, the protestant bishops’ report, yesterday’s US congress investigations, next wednesday’s hearing of the Permanent People’s Tribunal at the Hague, now comes the influential Inter-Parliament Union, arriving on May 7, with Senators Sharon Carstairs of Canada and Rosario Macias Green of Mexico, conducting a probe on the arrest and detention of Party-list congressman Crispin Beltran and the impending arrest of Congressman Satur Ocampo.

    A three-man PNP/AFP panel, by the way, was sent to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, hoping to get invited by the US Congress committee on human rights. A desperate move seen to protect their Commander-in-Cheat’s sagging image, and her sagging everything else, including her stinking behind.

    I guess Gloria can tell all of them, “These are mere perceptions, the economy tells a different story”, eh?

    Why, Gloria can even make us proud if we’re tagged the Top Human Rights Abuser in the World! For once, we top 2 lists in a row. With America about to pullot of Iraq, it won’t be difficult to eclipse the number of journalists killed in that war.

    Make that 3 lists in a row!

  208. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 15, 2007 8:08 am

    Slip of The Tongue:

    “A three-man PNP/AFP panel, by the way, was sent to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, hoping to get invited by the US Congress committee on human rights.

    Should’ve read:

    A three-man PNP/AFP panel, by the way, was sent to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, hoping to get invited by the US Senate East Asia sub-committee of the foreign relations committee.

  209. anthony scalia - March 15, 2007 8:52 am

    To: everybody

    The real tragedy is that the only Christian nation in Asia is the most corrupt. That’s an indictment on all of us.

  210. anthony scalia - March 15, 2007 9:02 am

    Malakas ata si Mareng Anna kay Ellen

  211. nelbar - March 15, 2007 9:26 am

    malakas ka ata kay Toney May Lotto kaya ka nandito!

  212. Spartan - March 15, 2007 9:59 am

    anthony scalia Says:
    March 15th, 2007 at 8:52 am
    To: everybody
    The real tragedy is that the only Christian nation in Asia is the most corrupt. That’s an indictment on all of us.

    anthony scalia, buhay ka na naman pala? Ano naman ang koneksyon ng Kristiyanismo sa katarantaduhan at kawalanghiyaan sa ating gobyerno? Anak ka ng patuka sa manok oo, lumalabas na naman ang pagka INC mo eh, nabubuko ka tuloy. Walang kang ipinagkaiba duon sa dalawang matandang lalaki at isang matandang babae na napapanuod sa RJTV, iyong wala nang ginawa kundi tumahol para kay gloria.

  213. Spartan - March 15, 2007 10:07 am

    Isisisi mo pa sa relihiyon ang pagiging pinaka-corrupt na bansa ng Pilipinas sa ngayon eh ang liwanag na nga ng titulo ng sinulid na ito…RP under arroyo is most corrupt in Asia.Saan na nga pala iyong mga alter-ego mo na si jun, bentong, at duduy? Nakaka-miss din ang mga nakakaaliw ninyong komentaryo, lalo na ngayon na naglipana na dito sa bahay ni Ate ang mga ubod taas ng intelihensya na tulad ni benignBokya. Speaking of which, benignBokya keeps on talking about hollow-headedness, just want to ask you benign0, where were you when gloria macapagal arroyo came into power? Are you one of those high intellects duped by this super fake diminutive lady?

  214. florry - March 15, 2007 11:16 am

    Siguro sa kasasakay ni Australian guy sa mga kangaroo sa Australia ay naalog at nagkaroon ng realignment ang utak at nakalimutan na niyang Pinoy siya kaya ganoon na lang ang ginagawang pangiinsulto at panglalait sa mga Pilipino.

  215. Diego K. Guerrero - March 15, 2007 11:16 am

    Napahiya ang mga alispores ni Gloriang Tiyanak sa Washington D.C. Mabuti nga sa kanila. Sayang lang ang gastos sa pamasahe at hotel.

    ABS-CBN News banner US Senate panel raps dispatch of RP generals to hearing.

    Excerpts: The head of a US Senate panel looking into the rash of political executions in the Philippines, chided the Manila government for sending top police and military officials to present their side.

    “I don’t understand why you have to send military and police to a hearing that a couple of senators are holding to look at allegations of human rights abuses,” an apparently upset Senator Barbara Boxer said in this afternoon’s hearing of the Senate subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs. Boxer chairs the subcommittee.

    “We made it very clear and to their credit they responded. They said they will not send any military, they won’t send any police, and they said they won’t send any intelligence agents,” she added.

    The Senate panel was looking into, among others, accusations that Philippine security forces were behind many of the extra-judicial killings. The human rights NGO Karapatan said 836 people have been killed in political assassinations since President Arroyo took power in 2001 – over 200 of them last year alone.

    “That’s a pretty basic point, that we don’t try to intimidate witnesses,” Boxer stressed.

  216. anthony scalia - March 15, 2007 11:40 am

    To spartan:

    Hey! My friend, you reincarnated! I wonder what’s your form now. Ako, still in human form. Ikaw kaya?

    Hoy, di mo ba makita ang irony? Kristiyanong bansa, corrupt? Baka hanggang ngayon, denial ka pa rin na ang corruption ay sa lahat ng levels ng society.

    Engot ka pala (engot ka naman talaga in the first place). HINDI KO SINISISI ANG RELIGION. YAN ANG HIRAP SA IYO, DI MAKAINTINDI.

    ISA LANG ANG IBIG SABIHIN – ANG PAGIGING KRISTIYANO NG PILIPINAS AY SA PANGALAN LAMANG.

    Tama nga si benignO – the Philippines is religious, not spiritual.

    Even in your reincarnated form, ganyan ka pa rin – mahilig gumamit ng ad hominems! Tinawag pa akong INC. Hoy, Ang Dating Daan ako.

    Don’t be self-righteous by fingering all corruption at the top. Corruption pervades all of society.

  217. anthony scalia - March 15, 2007 11:43 am

    To nelbar:

    “malakas ka ata kay Toney May Lotto kaya ka nandito!”

    So?

    Inggit ka lang.

  218. parasabayan - March 15, 2007 12:29 pm

    Corruption is a product of our system that does not work. There is no accountability and transparency.

    If one goes to buy an item at the Shoe Mart, there is a checker at the counter and then the cashier. Now Shoe Mart is mushrooming all over the country. The system must have worked! Governance is bigger than a business enterprise! The check and balance have to be in place. However when our leadership sets the rules and it does not have the credibility and transparency, the system fails. I agree with some of the bloggers about the pork barrel. Instead of giving this to the law makers, why not give this direct to the local government. But the one who holds the money should not be involved in any projects.

    Corruption can only be stopped if those who are put in positions involving money will first subject themselves to asset check. Then, like a job evaluation, these acquired assets by any official should be tracked down. Anyone caught stealing from the coffers should have jail time and removed from the job. If this is implemented strictly, changes will occur. This accountability should be implemented from the bottom and up.

  219. Spartan - March 15, 2007 1:12 pm

    anthony scalia, ang puso mo, ikaw din baka may mapatid na ugat diyan sa nanggagalaiti mong puso bigla ka na lang bumulagta diyan. Ako hindi marunong umintindi? Saan ka ba ngayon anthony scalia? Saan ka na nakarating at ano na ang narationg mo sa buhay mo? Eto ngayon ang maganda dito, sa mga ibang sa tingin mo ay hindi nakakaintindi dito sa “kuwarto ni Ate” humihingi na ulit ako ng paumanhin dahil eto na naman po at nanumbalik ang aking pakikipagtalakayan dito kay anthony scalia, na ngayon nga ay may kasama pang PAHAM na nagngangalang benignBokya. anthony scalia, nang mag-umpisa akong pumasok sa kuwarto na ito ni Ate(Ellen), ang nakatawag sa aking pansin ay ang pagbibigay ng komento ng mga kapwa natin Pilipino sa Kasalukuyang Isyu na hinaharap ng ating bansa. Iyon ay ang una, ang pandaraya at pangloloko ni gloria macapagal-arroyo at pangbababoy ng kaniyang Baboy na asawa sa sagradong karapatan ng bawa’t Pilipino, iyon ay ang malayang pagpili kung sino ang gusto mo na mamuno sa pamahalaan. Naaalala ko pa na ng mag-umpisa akong tumunghay sa mga palitan ng komento dito, ang bilang ng pumapasok sa kuwarto ni Ate ay nasa 9 pangkaraniwan, at 12 kung medyo sinusuwerte na sabay-sabay bumibisita ang mga para sa akin ay itinuring kong agresibong bumabatikos at pumupuna sa lahat ng kabuktutan na pinaggaga-gawa nitong si gloria. Mga pangalan tulad ni ystakei, schumey, alitaptap, nelbar, anna de brux, taipan 88 ay mga regular na bisita ni Ate. Masasabi kong nakasabayan ko halos si Mrivera at Toney Cuevas. Bigla ay sumulpot ang mga pangalang bentong, jun, anthony scalia at npongco. Nang pumasok ang Nobyembre nuong isang taon, napansin ko na pumapalo na ng 47, 49, at minsan ay mahigit 60 pa ang bilang ng tumutunghay sa loob ng kuwarto ni Ate. Nagkakaroon ng minsan ay mainit at maanghang na palitan ng komento sa bawa’t isa ang mga bisita dito na nagkakaroon ng salungat na ideya, pero tulad ng isang progresibong talakayan at debate, minsan man ay nagiging personalan na ang pag-atake ay naaayos din ang lahat. Nawala na bigla sa sirkulasyon sina bentong, jun, npongco, at ikaw nga anthony scalia. Nagkaroon ng kaayusan hindi man katiwasayan sa loob ng kuwarto ni Ate, hanggang sa sumulpot mula sa ibang daigdig ang isang paham na ubod ng talino at talinhaga (iyon ang gusto niyang palabasin) ang mga komento dito. Bokya daw pangalan niya, at para sa kaniya lahat ng tao na dinatnan niya dito ay walang laman ang bao na nakapatong sa kani-kanilang balikat. At nuong isang araw nga ay biglaan kang bumisitang muli dito sa kuwarto ni Ate, taglay ang iyong dating maapoy at maanghang na komentaryo ay muli mo na namang ipinapamukha sa nakararami dito na pulos walang kabuluhan ang aming mga saloobin at kahawig sa gustong ipakita nitong si benignBokya, ay pulos pag-iingay na walang katuturan lamang ang aming ginagawa. Nandyan na sabihin pa nitong si Bokya na hollow-heads and morons daw ang mga taong tulad namin na inuuto lamang ng mga politikos. Ngayon ay sasabihin mo pa na hindi ako marunong umintindi? Siguro nga anthony scalia, hindi ko maintindihan…hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit ang mga nilalang na tulad ninyo ni benign0 at iba pang kawangis ninyo ay nagtitiyagang tumunghay, bumisita, pumasok, at sumali dito sa aming mga walang laman ang ulo at hindi nakakaintindi. anthony scalia, sana lang talaga ay ikaw ay isang tao at hindi robot dahil tiyak ko na kahit anong sama ang isang tao, what separates him/her from machines is his/her guilt, no matter how small. Dahil anthony scalia, kung ito ay hanap buhay mo at dito ka kumikita ng ipambibili mo ng pagkain para sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya, pinapatawad na kita, dahil isa ka sa mga kapuspalad nating kababayan na dahil sa hirap at hikahos sa buhay ay handang magpa-alipin sa mga bulok na tao upang kumita at maitawid ang pamumuhay. anthony scalia, siguro nga ikaw ay tama na hindi ako makaintindi, dahil talagang hindi ko pa rin maintindigan kung bakit mayroon talagang mga taong masasama at walanghiya.

  220. Spartan - March 15, 2007 1:17 pm

    Malosep, sa haba ng isinagot ko kay anthony scalia, pagpasok ko ulit sa kuwarto ni Ate, naiba na ang pintura at ayos…hehehe

  221. parasabayan - March 15, 2007 1:19 pm

    Education should be on top of the list for projects to be given to the citizenry. Medical assistance for the poor is almost a must. Population control is likewise a big issue. China had to limit children to just one to curtail their exploding population. Now,China has awakened and it is an economic success! With a population that tripled in just over two decades with no economic success to back it up, the Philippines is doomed to fail. Poverty is our stumbling block and until we augment this problem, we can not move forward. No amount of politicking can solve our grave problems. Gawad Kalinga is trying to build villages equipped with livelihood. Why can’t the government with the participation of the private sector and all the foreign monetary assistance not do the same. Squatters relocated to other areas but are not given sources of income will just breed more poverty and crime!

  222. Diego K. Guerrero - March 15, 2007 1:57 pm

    RE: Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said these efforts are done through the criminal justice system and administrative controls.

    Swift justice may help to minimize graft and corruption in the bureaucracy and private sector. We don’t expect justice until Philippines’ rotten criminal justice system is over-hauled. Mafia style structure must be dismantled. If Malacanang is really serious in its anti-corruption drive, then, Gloria Arroyo should start dumping Ombudsman chief Merceditas and Presidential Anti-Graft Commission chief Constancia De Guzman. They are deliberately delaying their investigations, inefficient and bias. Big time criminals like Joc-Joc Bolante and Jose Pidal are probably protected by hoodlums in uniform and in robes.

  223. apoy - March 15, 2007 2:20 pm

    Spartan,
    Bwa ha ha, tama nga ang sinabi mo. Wala tayong laman sa ulo eh, bakit pa rin sumasawsaw ang mga ito? ha ha ha sa kabila ng kurakutan ay tumatawa pa rin ang Pinoy. Ano Benigno, me reklamo?

  224. cocoy - March 15, 2007 2:21 pm

    Ikaw naman Antonio,oh! bihira ka na ngang pumasok ay nakikipag-away ka pa.Huwag mo ng sitahin ang sapatos ni Spartan dahil kahit goma man iyan ay nilagyan niya ng boston sa tagiliran.Ikaw lang masakit matadyakan at isa pa Black belter iyan.
    Iyan si Nelbar,Antonio mahilig mang-asar.Ka tandem ni Artsee iyan.Ito namang si Hindipinoy ay busero pati iyong binosohan niya sa kabila ay ikinuwento pa rito.Mag-iingat ka d’yan kung mayroon kang kapatid na dalaga baka mamaya natangay na sayang ang ibinayad mong matrikula.Sino pa ang nasagi ng kotse mo at ayusin na natin,si Anna.Kung makikinig ka doon pareho kayong walang tanghalian,hindi marunong magkusenira iyon.Lumaking mayaman sa buhay iyon katulad ni Benigno.Pero si Anna nakikipaglaro sa kaklase noong studyante pa siya,kaya mga bisaya Dong! mga waray kaya siya matapang.Si Benigno naman nag-iisa sa buhay.hanggang ngayon ay di pa nakakapag-asawa.Eh,kung magagalit ka sa mga biro ng mga iyan,sabihin ko na sa iyo Antonio,magbubungisngisan ang mga iyan at sabay-sabay silang magsabi.Ay si Toniong Pikon! so,sino ang talo.

  225. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 2:36 pm

    spartan, buti hindi ka kinapos ng paghinga. halos walang patid ang mga sinabi mo, ah.

    sabi ko nga kay anthony, kung hindi niya gusto ang mga batikos sa ninang niya at nasusuya siya sa mga pagtatalak ng mga tao dito, hindi ito ang kuwarto para sa kanya. kaso, ayaw. nandito pa rin at ipanagpipilitang walang pag-asa ang pilipinas kundi SILANG DALAWA NI GLORIA.

  226. apoy - March 15, 2007 2:44 pm

    ayaw sumagot, matulog na lang ako. Bukas uli mga kasama, sana lagi kayong masaya. Hwag kayong mabahala sa kahol ng mga aso. Malapit nang maulol ang mga yan. Nosi nosi balasi.

  227. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 2:45 pm

    pero nagtataka rin ako. bakit hindi natin mapaniwalaang maunlad ang pilipinas sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni gloria samantalang ginagawa naman niya ang lahat. nagtatrabaho siya hanggang halos madaling araw. tahimik ang kapaligiran dahil sa pagbisita ng mga sundalo sa iba’t ibang lugar sa kamaynilaan gayundin sa mga kanugnog pook nito.

    bakit hindi rin mapaniwalaang lahat ng mga lumalabas na negatibong isyu laban sa pamahalaan niya ay gawa gawa lamang ng mga kontra sa kanya?

    tingnan ninyo sina anthony scalia at benign0, tiwala silang ang lahat ay dahil sa kamangmangan ng taong bayan at hindi sa pang-aabuso at kawalan ng kakayahang mamuno ng “kaunaunahang pinakamatapat, mapagkakatiwalaan, mapagkalinga at maka-diyos na pangulo ng bansa”, kagalanggalang at kapitapitagang si gng gloria makapal ang mukha dorobo.

  228. cocoy - March 15, 2007 3:46 pm

    Pareng Mrivera;
    huwag kang mag-alala,babalitaan kita lagi.kahit hindi tayo gaanong nakakapag-usap,puerte pa rin ang kuatro pares.nandito ako lagi at nagbabasa sa inyo.Napansin ko d’yan kay Benigno ay di niya kayang panindigan ang mga sinusulat niya,puro siya discharge ng toxic waste na walang quality control na plano.Magaganda rin ang mga pangungusap ni Ka Enchong at nagpapasalamat ako at lagi kayong nagsusulat dalawa.

  229. nelbar - March 15, 2007 4:51 pm

    hayaan mo apoy, ikaw lang talaga ang tunay na apoy na mistulang liwanag sa bawat lampara ng bahay ni ellen.

    ang iba dito ay naglalaro lang ng apoy at nag-aapoy apoyan lang.
    ibig kong sabihin, walang fireplace dito sa bahay ni ellen dahil konseptong maka-kanluran iyon.

  230. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 5:08 pm

    pareng cocoy, okey lang. sinusubaybayan din kita. kaya nga minsan hindi na ako nagpoposte ay natutunganga ako sa mga entrada mo. malayo doon sa mga nauna. hindi lang parang galing sa sepulturero dahil hanggang sais piye lang ang kayang hukayin nila kundi parang ‘yung sa minero na hanggang kapusudpusuran ng mundo ay hinuhukay sa pagmimina.

    tuloy lang! nakabantay kami.

  231. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 5:51 pm

    nelbar,

    noon, si alitaptap ang tumatayong tanglaw dito sa madilim na sulok ng kuwarto ni ellen. ‘katagal nang hindi siya napapagawi dito.

    si tearful warrior, nawala na rin. nagtampo. pero alam ko pasilip silip din siya dito. diba, pareng cocoy?

  232. we-will-never-learn - March 15, 2007 5:53 pm

    parasabayan:
    “Why can’t the government with the participation of the private sector and all the foreign monetary assistance not do the same”
    The government, by way of congressmen are not interested because there’s no 10% kickback for them and that means the private sector are not interested either. The foreign foundations such as Gawad Kalinga have to show the project is up and running to get the required support funding from abroad. The end result is that local government & local businessmen don’t give a hoot for the poor because they’re more concerned about their 10%. Its a vicious circle to set up any foundation, but your thinking towards the poor is never-the-less commendable.

  233. anthony scalia - March 15, 2007 5:55 pm

    To spartan:

    Pikon ka pala. Pagkaigsi igsi ng reply ko e pagkahaba-haba ng sagot.

    Pero rare dito ang ganyang reply, so magpapasalamat pa rin ako sa yo.

    Wag kang mag-alala, pinapatawad pa rin kita, for you do not know what you are doing.

    Pero di ko pa rin maintindihan, marami pa ring makikitid ang utak. Matatalino naman, pero sadyang pinakikitid ang ulo.

  234. anthony scalia - March 15, 2007 6:10 pm

    To cocoy:

    “Ikaw lang masakit matadyakan at isa pa Black belter iyan”

    eh ano ngayon kung black belter sya? pero sige, noted. you exerted effort to tell me. sayang naman effort mo.

    “Ay si Toniong Pikon! so,sino ang talo”

    Ikaw ata ang talo. Saka, sila ang nagre-react, di ako.

    Saka di mo yata alam ang ibig sabihin ng pikon. Kung may time ka, paki-review mo nga ang interactions namin, at tignan mo kung sino ang pikon.

    Best example na yung reply ni s-(pal)partan. I HAVE THE DISTINCTION OF GETTING THE LONGEST REPLY FOR A VERY SHORT POST! Thanks, s-(pal)partan.

    Isang tell-tale sign ng pikon – resorting to name-calling, using ad hominems.

    Tapos sasabihin mo pang pikon ako. asus?

    Pero kawawa ka naman. If it will make you feel good na pikon ako, sige na nga, pikon na ako. For your sake.

    before I forget, thank you for your roll-call of several blogger-friends of mine here.

    particularly si mareng anna. nakakatawa sya talaga. she responded to my post by describing me as a motherfucker, harebrained, gago, etc. Tapos sa huli, tatawagin akong TEDIOUS BORE! Imagine, she got agitated by my post, then tatawagin akong TEDIOUS BORE! ho-hum

    Mukhang you want to join my list of friends here. You’re welcome, hop on. Ang napapansin ko, lahat ng bloggers dito, maiksi ang pasensya. Di uubra sa prolonged asaran.

    I’ll assume you’re no different from them. Pikon din. Tulad ng idolo nyong si Erap. Pikon

  235. nelbar - March 15, 2007 6:29 pm

    philippine-corruption blogspot:

    Nabanggit mo dito ang Gawad Kalinga.
    Iniimbitahan kita sa isang barangay dyan sa Mandaluyong na mayroong proyekto ang GK.

    Ipinapaalam ko rin sayo na hindi tutoong lahat ng ka-barangay namin ay nabiyayaan dyan sa nasabing proyekto ng GK.

    Karamihan dyan ay galing sa ibang lugar sa Mandaluyong na hakot ng lokal na politiko.

    Ang grupo ng kababaihan sa barangay namin ay ginamit upang mangalap ng pirma kuno upang magkaroon ng beneficiary daw ng pabahay.

    Sana ay malaman din ninyo na ang Noah’s Ark, na tatamaan ng tulay mula sa Rockwell Makati, na mga kabahayan dyan na residente ng Mandaluyong ay pinaalis at inilipat dyan sa proyekto ng GK sa barangay namin.

    Nakakapagtaka kung bakit hindi duon malapit sa Noah’s Ark nagpatayo ng proyekto ang GK para pagsilbihan ang mga naitaboy na residente duon. At hindi dito sa baranggay namin na tabi pa mismo ng planta ng langis.

    Ang planta ng langis na ito ay katabi mismo ng may naganap na aksidente ng pagsabog noong nakaraang Pebrero na sya namang imbakan ng mga kemikal.

    Sana ay makapagdiwang ka ng kaarawan ng Mahal na Poong San Jose dyan sa barangay namin at maobserbahan mo ang “fiesta” sa lugar namin.

  236. we-will-never-learn - March 15, 2007 7:34 pm

    nelbar:
    Gawad Kalinga’s building up of the community also includes lessons in morality and how to make a living, as well as bible classes for children.
    Gawad Kalinga’s founders have now expanded to overseas
    Antonio Meloto founded Gawad Kalinga five years ago with his Roman Catholic church group, Couples for Christ, because he was fed up with waiting for others to do the job.
    “We simply have to accept the Philippines is a poor developing country and we realise it should not be a money-based development,” he said.
    “But we have abundant labour and we have a lot of volunteers who are doctors and teachers, professionals, and a lot of Filipinos who are top executives at home and abroad.” With this kind of thinking, Gawad Kalinga has helped transform hundreds of poor communities across the Philippines.
    COMMENT: Gawad Kalinga has done tremendous work for sure. But to obtain funding to form a foundation catering for the poor for every and all or no religious belief is a different ballgame altogether not being connected to a church.

  237. nelbar - March 15, 2007 7:51 pm

    salamat na marami “we-will-never-learn”.

    nandito ako sa blog ni ellen upang mag-volunteer o tumulong sa mga simulain at layunin ng ipinaglalaban ng mga katulad mo.

  238. artsee - March 15, 2007 9:02 pm

    Elvira Sahara Says:

    March 14th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Chi,
    Kung kumalat na ang cancer ni Tiyanak, too late na sigurong painumin ng nilagang “Tanglad!”

    Manang Elvira, hindi iinum ng “tanglad” si tiyanak kung hindi siya tatangkad. Ang kailangan niya “tangkad” hindi “tanglad”.

  239. nelbar - March 15, 2007 9:20 pm

    artsee,

    kailangan niya ng elevator shoes ni anna.

  240. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 9:22 pm

    apoy, tulo na nga ang laway. tanda ng pagkaulol.

    he he heh!

  241. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 9:30 pm

    si erap, pikon.

    si gloria, hindi pikon?

    bakit laging mukhang nakangising aso na hindi maintindihan kung sinusumpong ng almoranas o umiire sa patatae? o baka naman kaya tinitibe?

  242. Mrivera - March 15, 2007 9:58 pm

    ang pamumuno sa gobyerno ay katulad ng isang pagsasaka kung saan ang kabukiran ay ang lipunan, ang mga hayop na alaga ay ang mamamayan, ang magsasaka ay ang pamunuan at ang binhing inihahasik ay ang mga gawain at serbisyong ibinibigay sa sambayanan.
    sa pagbubungkal ng bukid upang ihanda sa pagtatanim ay kailangan ang ibayong sinop, sipag at tiyaga lalo’t higit ang pagpili ng pinakamabuting binhing ipupunla na siyang tutubong halamang pagkukunan ng ani. gayundin ang pagkundisyon sa mga alagang hayop (kalabaw o baka) na sisingkawan ng araro na siyang katuwang ng magsasaka sa paglinang ng kaniyang taniman.
    sa kasalukuyang panahon ay nakakalimutan ng magsasaka ang pagpupunla ng mabuting binhi kaya ang kanyang inaani ay mga bulok na bunga, gayundin ang pagkakait niya ng tamang pagkain at tubig na inumin sampu ng maayos na silungan ang kanyang mga alagang hayop kaya ang mga ito, sa halip na maging katulong na maayos sa bukid ay nanunuwag dahil sa gutom at uhaw kasama na ang paghihimagsik sa tinatanggap na masasakit na hagupit habang nakasingkaw sa pagbubungkal. isama pa rito ang damdaming namamayani bilang magulang na nakikitang ang kanyang mga anak ay hindi rin maalagaan nang maayos, mapakain ng tama at kapag nagkakasakit ay hindi nabibigyan ng karamptang lunas.
    ang pagiging bulag ng magsasaka sa kanyang mga pagkukulang ay ibinubunton sa kanyang mga alaga at hindi maamin na mas inuuna niya ang pagpapalayaw sa kanyang sarili at ang inaasahan ay ang pagsisilbi ng kanyang mga alagang pinababayaan at pinagmamalupitan at ang pamumunga ng kanyang mga tanim na kulang sa dilig at pataba , pag-aalis ng masamang damo sa paligid habang inaasahan niya ang mabungang anis a kabila ng kanyang kapabayaan at kawalan na panahon upang payabungin at bantayan.

  243. artsee - March 15, 2007 10:31 pm

    Mang Nelbar, may elevator shoes ba si Ate Anna? Ibig mong sabihin pandak din si Ate Anna? Siguro si Ate Chi mataas. Sabi ni Cokecoy, maputi at maganda daw ang legs ni Ate Chi. Si Ate Yuks naman siguro laging naka Japanese sandals ano?

  244. luzviminda - March 15, 2007 10:44 pm

    Patunay lamang na niloloko tayo ng mga economists sa gobyerno ni Gloria. Sabi ni Gloria, “insvestments are coming in”. Paano nagyari ito, if investors are shying away from our country because of red tape and massive corruption. The truth is what keeps our economy afloat are the money coming from OFWs and from BURDENSOME E-VAT na nagpapahirap sa mga Pilipino. Imbes na ipangbili nila ng kanilang pagkain, pambayad sa kuryente, tubig, sa eskwela, sa kalusugan at iba mga pang necessities ay kinukuha pa ng gobyerno. Imbes na ang gobyerno ang tumulong sa mga mahihirap ay sila pa ang “GINAGATASAN” ng gobyerno ni Gloria. Ang malupit pa ay wang balik na serbisyo sa mga mamamayan dahil sa sobrang kurakutan lalo na sa matataas sa gobyerno tulad nila JocJoc Bolante, Nani Perez, ang mga tao sa likod ng IMPSA Deal, NAIA-3, Macapagal Blvd, at siyempre ang mga Pidal-Arroyo na mga “UNTOUCHABLES”. It is better for Pilipnos kung mare-repeal ang E-VAT Law or review and exempt basic necessities.

    GET RID OF GLORIA ANG HER MINIONS TO GET OUR COUNTRY MOVING-ON!!!

  245. Philippine Vigil - March 15, 2007 11:41 pm

    Hoy Artsee, babatukan kita diyan!

    Anong “Ibig mong sabihin pandak din si Ate Anna?”

    Mataas ako baka mas mataas pa ako sa yo! Tanungin mo si Tiyanak, Bunye, Bert Romulo, Jamby Madrigal, Satur Ocampo (mas mataas ako sa kanila!)

  246. Philippine Vigil - March 15, 2007 11:41 pm

    Oooops, sorry, mas mataas sa akin si Toting lying Bunye pala!

  247. Philippine Vigil - March 15, 2007 11:43 pm

    Eto ang ibgi niyang sabihin ni Nelbar: http://www.hillblogger.blogspot.com/2006/09/shoes-fit-for-moral-midget-queen.html#links

  248. chi - March 16, 2007 1:28 am

    Portion of Amb. Macedas’ column re Pinas no 1 corrupt in Asia.
    ***

    Old data? To be generous, GMA is in self-denial on the issue of corruption. But she has only herself to blame because she refuses to see what is clearly in front of her. When you appoint as commissioner of Customs, a notorious collector of Customs from the notorious Port of Batangas who has been charged at the office of the Ombudsman, you can expect more corruption at the Bureau of Customs.

    When you are seen attending birthday parties of gambling lords, that’s a clear signal to the police to lay off.

    When you allow your closest Cabinet members to flaunt their wealth by buying a house or condo for their mistresses, that’s an implied OK to their money-making.

    When you bring notorious tax evaders and smugglers as members of your party on your foreign trips, that’s an acceptance of what they are doing.

    When you allow your generals to continue the practice of conversion of AFP appropriations into cash, you are definitely responsible as Commander-in-Chief. You can call it old data but the truth is, it is still being practiced to this day, and in bigger amounts.

    When GMA spends P200 million for every senatorial candidate and up to P50 million for a congressman or governor, that money can only be the fruits of corruption, either by malversation of public funds, or from “fund- raising” from businessmen, importers and gambling lords in exchange for favors or protection.

    And of course, the “pork barrel” which is given only to pro-GMA congressmen is the principal hallmark of corruption under GMA with 30 to 40 percent of PDAP funds being pocketed. If GMA wants to show she is sincere in fighting corruption, then continue to reduce the pork barrel. But instead, she has increased it for her favored congressman.

    The trail of corruption begins and ends with Malacañang.

    http://www.tribune.net.ph/commentary/20070316com4.html

  249. chi - March 16, 2007 1:31 am

    artsee,

    Hindi mo ba alam na lahi ng beauty titlist ang Ate Anna mo?! Therefore, siya ay matangkad, beauty at brainy, tulad ng kanyang princess (daughter). Tanungin mo si Chabeli.

  250. sleeplessinmontreal - March 16, 2007 4:44 am

    Tamang tama sa topic ang isinulat ni Ronald Roy sa Tribune:

    From 7.80 last year to 9.40 this year on the rating scale! We’ve made it, we are finally numero uno! Congratulations, Gloria, congratulations! We’re now the most corrupt country in Asia!!

    Sovereign touché of the week:

    On March 9, last Friday, Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo officially closed the 2007 Philippine Development Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu. Following are some of her closing remarks.

    GMA: I hope we will be able to demonstrate the sustainability of reforms just as we strengthen our defenses to lessen our vulnerabilities to external and internal shocks…There is much much more room for investments to grow to have a strong impact on alleviating poverty…we will cut the red tape, build the digital and physical structure as well as a strong energy grid nationwide create jobs…beat poverty…move forward toward greater political stability, economic prosperity, peace and order…

    The Sovereign: Hohum… z z z z z z z.
    ———————————-
    Nakatulog yata ang mga nakikinig sa talumpati. Dangan kasi, pinagaganda pa ang english. Naiintindihan ba yan at makakain ng nagugutom na mga Pinoy?

  251. Diego K. Guerrero - March 16, 2007 4:46 am

    RE: RP under Arroyo is most corrupt in Asia

    Two Malacanang lapdog congressmen from Bicol had squandered P250 million substandard Pantao regional port project and a multimillion-peso river dredging project in the Bicol region exposed by Senator Panfilo Lacson. Kleptocracy became the standard under corrupt Gloria Arroyo regime.

  252. cocoy - March 16, 2007 7:33 am

    Anthony:
    Kahit magdamag tayong magbiruan ay hindi mo ako mapipikon,pwera lang mura ha! Iyang mga Vulgar words ang ayaw kong marinig.Pweding murahan pero sa ibang paraan tulad ng mga ginamit kung mga salita sa iyo.Ganoon ang gusto ko.Iyon bang usapan ng mga sepulturero sabi ni Tongue.
    Una,tayo tayo lang naman dito at halos nga boung pagkatao na natin ay nakalahad na dito.Kulang na lang ang mag-burlis at makita kung sino ang supot.Mag-away man tayong lahat dito,maiinis,gugustuhin mo mang buntalin ang uminis sa iyo ay hidi mo magagawa dahil kung baga sa bagay tayo ay nag-uusap sa spiritu.Aba,kahit mga black belter pa ang lahat ng kausap ko dito ay hindi ko sila aatrasan.Kahit si Bush at si Gloria pa.Kung hindi ko na sila maintindihan ay kausapin ko na sa salitang pabarok-barok at pagiwang-giwang,o sige nga,may magagawa ka ba.
    Matatalino tayong lahat dito ang may mga talento.Iyong mga iba nga mga UP,Harvard,Oxford,Yale graduate.Sige nga subukan natin sila kung masasagot nila kung ano ang pinagmulan ng manok.Iyan ang ibig kong sabihin sa iyo,kool lang kaibigan.

  253. artsee - March 16, 2007 8:52 am

    Philippine Vigil, bakit ikaw ang nagalit si Ate Anna ang binanggit ko? Kaya ko naman naitanong na baka pandak din si Ate Anna kasi sabi ni Mang Nelbar, naka-elevator shoes si Ate. O baka naman ang ibig sabihin may special na sapatos si ate kapag gumagamit ng elevator paakyat sa building at opisina.

  254. anthony scalia - March 16, 2007 9:15 am

    To cocoy:

    “Kahit magdamag tayong magbiruan ay hindi mo ako mapipikon,pwera lang mura ha! Iyang mga Vulgar words ang ayaw kong marinig.Pweding murahan pero sa ibang paraan tulad ng mga ginamit kung mga salita sa iyo.Ganoon ang gusto ko”

    Deal. Paki-usap: pagsabihan mo rin yung iba mo pang kaibigan dito na mahilig mag-mura.

    “Iyan ang ibig kong sabihin sa iyo,kool lang kaibigan”

    Noted.

    Ikaw din, kool ka rin kaibigan. Kung tutuusin, kool naman talaga ako. Yung mga kaibigan mo ang hindi kool. Sila ang mga pikon. Namemersonal. I hope na you’ll be as kool as you claim to be.

  255. Spartan - March 16, 2007 9:47 am

    anthony scalia…talk to my hand…eFf yoU Cee Kay whY Owe yoU, you worthless piece of s^*t. :-P

  256. Spartan - March 16, 2007 9:48 am

    o ayan kaibigang anthony scalia, dapat huwag kang mapipikon…hehehe ;-)

  257. cocoy - March 16, 2007 10:30 am

    Anthony:
    O di ba madali lang ang maghalo ng sementong pampalitada.Praktis,praktis lang at magiging dalubhasa ka rin,pati pa pagpipintura.Iyong mga iba,tuturuan na rin namin ni Tongue,ano ba ang tawag doon sa maliit na trowel ng kantero? iyon na may ibibigay na kami sa kanila.Umpisahan muna sila sa 5-6-7-8-,8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- kasi wala pang mga eksersise lalo na iyong mga laki sa layaw.Aba,kaibigan kung lahat tayo dito ay sepulterero,maluluma si Mirriam sa atin,iyong English 101 niya ay magiging 99 na lamang.
    Kita mo si Spartan hinawakan na ang trowel,mamaya papalitada na iyan.

  258. anthony scalia - March 16, 2007 10:30 am

    To s(pal)par(t)an:

    “anthony scalia…talk to my hand…eFf yoU Cee Kay whY Owe yoU, you worthless piece of s^*t. :-P”

    my friend, di na umubra yan. ginamit mo na yan ah. last year. broken record na yan. comment ko pa nga, tinatago mo pa, obvious naman.

    the joke’s on you. you just highlighted na di ka nga makaintindi (to put it mildly).

    but i acknowledge your effort, though.

    “o ayan kaibigang anthony scalia, dapat huwag kang mapipikon…hehehe”

    sabi mo, eh. o sige, di na ako mapipikon. noted. ho-hum

  259. Mrivera - March 16, 2007 2:34 pm

    haaayyyyyyy!

  260. artsee - March 16, 2007 8:52 pm

    chi Says:

    March 16th, 2007 at 1:31 am

    artsee,

    Hindi mo ba alam na lahi ng beauty titlist ang Ate Anna mo?! Therefore, siya ay matangkad, beauty at brainy, tulad ng kanyang princess (daughter). Tanungin mo si Chabeli.

    Ahhh, maganda ba si Ate Anna? Ang dami palang magadanda sa blog na ito. Sana i-post niyo lahat ang mga litrato niyo dito. Panahon na para pumili tayo ng Miss o Mrs. ET Blog. Kahit muse lang. Lalo ka na Ate Chi, ang puti at ganda daw ng legs mo sabi ni Cokecoy. May magandang anak pala si Ate Anna. Sana ipakilala sa akin. Kilala niyo na ako di ba? Mabait, mayaman, pogi, matalino at makabayan.

  261. chi - March 16, 2007 9:13 pm

    artsee,

    Sayang at hindi mo nakita ang picture ng daughter ni Ate Anna mo side by side with Glueria d’ tianak when she visited EU over a year ago. Susmaryosep, if I were the Tianak, no dare ako na magpa-picture na katabi ang super beauty na teenager na ito! Huh, luma ang beauty ni Pricess Caroline of Monaco noong teenager pa s’ya! O, na-imagine mo na?!

    O, ano ba ang thread na ito, baka pagalitan tayo ng Ate Ellen mo. Ah, may konek naman pala. RP most corrupt country; Glueria ugliest person in the country!

  262. anthony scalia - March 16, 2007 10:13 pm

    To Mrivera:

    Hi Tita. Thanks for the greeting

  263. scorpio15 - March 16, 2007 11:45 pm

    Sa wakas naging no. 1 na ang Pinas sa CORRUPTION. Meron pang hinabol na isang sistema para maging numero uno na naman. Yong pamamaslang ng journalist. Di ba second lang tayo sa Iraq? Doble kayod na naman sila niyan para maging numero uno. Talagang maraming gold medal na itong MADAM PRESIDENT ng PINAS. NAKAKAHIYA!!!!!!(Hindi na ata tamang sabihin na ” I’M PROUD TO BE PINOY”)

  264. artsee - March 17, 2007 6:27 am

    Ate Chi, sana mai-post uli dito ang litrato ng anak ni Ate Anna. Gusto kong makita kung bagay kami. Medyo pihikan din ako.

  265. chi - March 17, 2007 7:10 am

    Hahahah, only in your dreams, artsee! Di papayag ang Ate Anna!

  266. artsee - March 17, 2007 7:14 am

    Kung ayaw niya, pakikiusapan ko si Ate Ellen. Kung magustuhan ko ang dalaga ni Ate Anna, aalukin ko ng kasal na engrande sa Beijing. Tapos kayo ni Ate Ellen ang ninang.

  267. florry - March 17, 2007 11:55 am

    Sa report na the most corrupt in Asia ang Pilipinas, bale wala lang kay Mrs. Pidal and her gang kung walang mga investors na mag-invest. Ang laki yata ng business niya, tulad ng sabi ni anthony scalia, hindi na kailangan pa ang puhunan. Siya na lang ang nagiinvest sa pamamagitan ng pagpapadala ng mga OFW sa ibat-ibang bansa. Walang lugi at tubong lugaw pa.

  268. Mrivera - March 17, 2007 2:30 pm

    greeting? meron ba? sino at kanino?

  269. anthony scalia - March 17, 2007 3:27 pm

    To anna de brux:

    “Umandar na naman ang ….anthony scalia na ito ““But do people really understand the underlying issues?”

    Saying “Bloggers here don’t.” is as harebrained as the empty shithead fat-assed loving Gloria jerk that this anthony scalia is!”

    ho-hum, I rest my case

    “Since I’m being kind, I will not delve any further into what this fuckhead of anthony scalia has written here. What a tedious bore.

    Artsee, kung mayroon ka pang pera, bigyan mo nga yang ….anthony scalia na yan para mapa-lobotomize niya ang utak niyang walang silbi!”

    MY DEAR ANNA, AFTER I GOT YOU TO DESCRIBE ME IN THOSE TERMS, YOU STILL CALL ME A TEDIOUS BORE?!

    Mareng Anna, do yourself a favor. Sharpen your mind, if you have one, by interacting with benignO and hindinapinoy. Para ma-exercise naman. Kita mo, yan ang napapala sa kaka-blog dito ng walang intelligent na ka-diskusyon

  270. anthony scalia - March 17, 2007 3:30 pm

    oops, sori. yung palang ‘haaayyyyyyy’ ay para kina artsee at nelbar. sori uli

  271. Mrivera - March 17, 2007 5:17 pm

    mali pa rin. he he heh.

  272. anthony scalia - March 17, 2007 6:09 pm

    “mali pa rin. he he heh”

    thats what you think. tsk tsk tsk denial king ka talaga

  273. artsee - March 17, 2007 9:14 pm

    Angphony Scalia, hindi kami bobo dito. Matatalino ang mga bloggers sa ET. Bago payagan mag-post, ini-screen muna ang background ng bawa’t isa. Pero may mga tulad mo ang nakakalusot. Pinapayagan lang kayo magpatuloy para hindi pagbintangan itong blog na di patas. Ako, kaya ko narating itong kalagayan kong napakayaman dahil sa talino at bait ko. Tanong ni Ate Anna kung may pera pa ako at gamitin sa iyo. Mali nga ang tanong. Hindi “kung may pera pa”. Ang dapat ay kung gagamitin ko ang pera ko. Kung sa iyo lang, sayang ang isang dolyar. Ibibigay ko na lang sa pulubi. Kung may nadatnan nga akong tao sa kalyer na nakangiti sa akin, inaabutan ko ng $1,000. Iyon pang pulubi.

  274. Mrivera - March 17, 2007 9:58 pm

    artsee, bigyan mo na lang para may pambili ng kausap na sige lang, tango lang, at oo lang ang isasagot sa kanya.

  275. artsee - March 17, 2007 10:04 pm

    Ewan ko lang kung tatanggapin niya. Si benigna tinanggihan ang pera ko pero iyon isang si Doy tinanggap kaya wala na dito.

  276. anthony scalia - March 17, 2007 10:19 pm

    To art-can’t-see:

    “hindi kami bobo dito. Matatalino ang mga bloggers sa ET”

    nagbuhat na naman ng sariling bangko

    “Pinapayagan lang kayo magpatuloy para hindi pagbintangan itong blog na di patas”

    o kita nyo? Inamin nyo rin – ako nga ang dahilan kung bakit masasabing patas itong blog na ito. Ibig sabihin, nung di pa ako nag-popost dito, DI PATAS ITONG BLOG.

    “Ako, kaya ko narating itong kalagayan kong napakayaman dahil sa talino at bait ko”

    ****sounds of thunder and lightning****

    paging npongco – ano ang masasabi mo sa claim ni art-can’t see na sya’y matalino at mabait?

    teka balikan ko nga yung description ni benignO sa yo, yung tungkol sa corruption

    kung mabait ka e mabait din si GMA

    “Tanong ni Ate Anna kung may pera pa ako at gamitin sa iyo. Mali nga ang tanong. Hindi “kung may pera pa”. Ang dapat ay kung gagamitin ko ang pera ko”

    noted

    “Kung sa iyo lang, sayang ang isang dolyar. Ibibigay ko na lang sa pulubi. Kung may nadatnan nga akong tao sa kalyer na nakangiti sa akin, inaabutan ko ng $1,000. Iyon pang pulubi”

    noted

    pareng art-can’t see, alam ko na ang underlying reason kung bakit namumuhi ka kay GMA – kasi nung panahon ni erap e namamayagpag ang mga tulad mo. Mga ‘anak ng diyos’ kayo nun.

    E nung nasipa si Erap nawala na rin ang pagiging ‘anak ng diyos’ nyo, di na kayo makapamayagpag tulad ng dati. Kaya gusto nyong sipain si GMA at ibalik si erap para ‘happy days are here again’

  277. artsee - March 17, 2007 10:38 pm

    Angphony, hindi ako nakinabang kay Erap. Siya ang nakinabang sa akin. At hindi ako nagsisisi sa pagtulong sa kanya at marami pang iba. Patas itong Blog, nandito ka man o hindi. Ang mas gusto namin dito ay katahimikan at katotohanan. Wala ka noon!

  278. anthony scalia - March 17, 2007 10:54 pm

    “Wala ka noon!”

    nagbuhat na naman ng sariling bangko.

    alam mo art-can’t see, ikaw ang wala nun. dahil di ka matatahimik habang nakaupo si GMA.

    Alisin mo na kasi yang veneer of righteous indignation mo. Tumulad ka na lang kina Ellen at Malaya, na talagang overt na maka-Erap at muling inaantabay ang pagbalik ni Erap sa Malacanang.

    “Patas itong Blog, nandito ka man o hindi”

    Contradicting your earlier statement.

  279. vinzcarl - March 18, 2007 10:45 am

    well this news is not surprising. it is expected to happen if those people still sits there. but then again will there be change if a new set will step in? we need a miracle.

  280. Mrivera - March 18, 2007 9:50 pm

    ang tanging pag-asa upang makaahon ang ating bayan sa dusang kanyang kinalulugmukan ay ang pagkakaroon ng mga pinunong may paninindigan, marunong kumalinga sa mamamayang sa kanila ay nagluklok sa kapangyarihan at ‘yung magpapatupad ng batas nang walang kinikilingan. sila ang mga karapatdapat umugit sa ating pamahalaan, hindi ang katulad ng ngayon ay namumugad na anay sa malakanyang na walang iniisip kundi ang walang katapusang pananatili sa poder sukdulang maglubid siya ng buhangin ng kasinungalingan, “busalan at patahimikin” ang sa kanya ay ayaw. gayundin, dapat mawala ang mga taong nagbubulagbulagan sa lahat ng katiwalian at ipinagpipilitang mas mabuti nang manatili ang mandaraya, sinungaling at magnanakaw kaysa ‘yung mga taong tunay na hinalal ng bayan.

    sapagkat silang mga pikit matang tagapagtaguyod ng huwad ay alipin din ng pagkagahaman.

  281. anthony scalia - March 18, 2007 11:46 pm

    Isang “negligible” factor ang pinuno sa pag-ahon ng isang bansa. Kawawang bansa kung iaasa pa lahat sa pinuno ang pag-ahon.

  282. artsee - March 19, 2007 12:14 am

    Kanino naman iaaasa ang pag-ahon ng bansa? Sa ibang bansa? Di ba iyan ang mga pangako ng pangulo mong pangit? Na siya daw ay may mataas na pinag-aralan. Na siya daw ay tapos ng economics at nag-aral pa sa Amerika. Na siya daw ay kaklase ni Clinton. Na galing sa Diyos ang kanyang puwesto at siya lang ang makakalutas ng mga problema? Iyan amo mong iyan ang siyang nagsabi hindi kami. Bago maiahon ang bansa, dapat ay may tiwala ang taong bayan sa pinuno. Wala ito. Alam ng mga tao na nandaya at nagsinungaling ang amo mo. Kung walang legitimacy at credibility ang isang pinuno, paano niya iaaahon. Bawa’t kilos at gawa niya ay pinagdududahan. Tatlong taon na lang ang nalalabi. Kung may natitira pa siya kahit kaunting konsiyensiya at pagmamahal sa bayan, dapat ay may ginagawa na siyang mga kabutihan para kahit papaano’y magustuhan siya ng mga tao kapag mawala na siya. Pero hindi. Ang inaatupag niya ay magpayaman at patuloy na hinahayaan ang kanyang asawa at pamilya na nakawin ang kaban ng bayan. Patuloy niyang ginigipit ang mga kalaban sa pulitika. Patuloy niyang binabalewala ang batas. Kung ako siya, iahon muna niya ang kanyang taas para hindi bansot, pandak tignan.

  283. anthony scalia - March 19, 2007 8:33 am

    To art-can’t-see:

    talagang you still can’t see.

    marcos, cory, fvr, erap, and yes, gma, failed to lift the country up. wait, si fvr was able to, kahit konti, pero not enough.

    fvr was the best performing president. pero pinakita nya na di kayang gawin ng pinuno lamang ang lahat

    ang pag-ahon ng isang bansa ay nakasalalay sa kanyang mga mamamayan

    alam ko ang isasagot mo dyan – ano ang pagiging ofw? hindi pagiging ofw ang sinasabi ko. mahirap ang magbigay ng specifics, pero di dapat iasa ang lahat sa pinuno

  284. Mrivera - March 19, 2007 2:54 pm

    kung ang namumuno ay nagpapakita ng magandang halimbawa, iginagalang ang saligang batas, ipinagtatanggol ang karapatan ng kanyang nasasakupan at hindi takot sa pananagutan, hindi kaya mahikayat ang taong bayan upang siya ay tularan?

    napakalayo sa pamumuno ni gloria na ipinagpipilitang sabihing tama gayung malinaw na baluktot at lihis sa katinuan!

  285. anthony scalia - March 21, 2007 12:36 pm

    “napakalayo sa pamumuno ni gloria na ipinagpipilitang sabihing tama gayung malinaw na baluktot at lihis sa katinuan!”

    sino kaya ang nagsasabing tama si gma? porke ba hindi nagtatatalak, hindi binabatikos, sasabihing tama na?

    pinakita ng south korea na puwedeng umunlad ang bayan under a corrupt government. utang ng south korea ang kanyang tagumpay sa kanyang mga citizens, hindi sa kanilang naging pangulo.

    ganun din ang taiwan. kahit nagsusuntukan ang mga mambabatas doon, eh hindi naman nasasagabal ang private sector sa paggawa ng mga trabaho at pag-expand ng industries na nagbibigay pa ng maraming trabaho.

    maagang naunawaan ng mga koreans at taiwanese, na kung lahat iaasa sa pangulo, ay di uunlad ang bayan nila.

    ang hirap kasi sa mga Pilipino, ang hinahanap pa rin ay isang Moses na magdadala sa promsied land, at ang pinagpipilitang maging Moses ay ang pangulo – ITO ANG ADVOCACY NG MGA NAGTATATALAK. di tuloy malaman ng mga taong bayan na puwede palang umunlad ang bansa natin tulad ng south korea at taiwan, kahit ano o sino pa ang nakaupo sa puwesto.

    paano nga naman uunlad ang bayan? aside from such advocacy na pinaniniwalaan ng napakarami, ang unang inaatupag ng mga Pinoy ay kung paano mag-migrate. LALO TULOY NAUUDYOK MAG MIGRATE PAG TUMITINGIN SA PANGULO. EH KUNG TITIGNAN MO ANG BAWAT NAGING PRESIDENTE, EH TALAGANG MAPIPILITAN KANG MAG-MIGRATE. KUNG SA PANGULO KA LANG TITINGIN.

    TAPOS YUNG MGA PILIPINONG NAGSISIKAP LUMIKHA NG TRABAHO DITO, NAGSISIKAP NG DALHIN ANG FOREIGN INVESTMENT DITO, GINUGULO NG MGA DESTABILIZERS TULAD NG MGA BLOGGERS DITO AT G-RAND A-LLIANCE OF G-ENUINE O-PPOSITION, KASI BAKA GUMANDA SI GMA SA PANINGIN NG MGA TAO KUNG NAG-TRICKLE DOWN NA ANG GOOD ECONOMY SA MASSES. KAYA ANG MGA G-A-G-O AY PINAGPIPILITANG ILUBOG ANG ‘PINAS PARA PUMANGIT SI GMA. DI BALE NANG DI MAKALIKHA NG TRABAHO PARA SA MGA NANGANGAILANGAN NITO, MAPATALSIK LANG SI GMA.

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