Arroyo guilty of crimes against humanity

Tribunal Verdict to be transmitted to the UN, ICJ and European Parliament

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – In a 13-page verdict read before about 300 people inside a church in this city March 25, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) found both Philippine President Gloria M. Arroyo and U.S. President George W. Bush, Jr. and their respective governments as responsible for gross and systematic violations of human rights, economic plunder and transgression of the Filipino people’s sovereignty.

The verdict, read at the conclusion of the five-day second session on the Philippines by François Houtart, Session President, described the extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, massacres, torture and other atrocities allegedly committed by the Arroyo government as “crimes against humanity”. Such violations which the PPT said were in no way justified as “necessary measures against terrorism”, must be stopped immediately.

In a cultural program held right after the verdict was read, Senator Jamby Madrigal said the Tribunal’s judgment will dispel the claims of the Arroyo government that there is democracy in the Philippines. The senator, who spoke as a resource person during the tribunal proceedings, said that the country is now ruled by a military junta with Mrs. Arroyo acting only as a figurehead.

The concluding part of the Tribunal took place at the Pax Christikerk in The Hague. The Hague is the Netherlands’ seat of government and the world’s center of international law. It hosts the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the new International Criminal Court (ICC) of the Rome Statute of 1998, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTFY) that tried Milosevic, the deposed president of Yugoslavia for war crimes.

The Tribunal, composed of six internationally-eminent persons, also named the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as having “a central role” in the atrocities, adding that the military is “a structural component and instrument of the policy of the ‘war on terror’ in the Philippines” declared by both Arroyo and Bush, Jr.

The verdict was rendered after three continuous session days that heard the testimonies of witnesses of political killings and abductions, expert testimonies and boxes of documents, and other evidences to support three major charges against the two governments. The charges were on: violations of the Filipino people’s civil and political rights; economic, political, and cultural rights; and violations of the people’s rights to national self-determination and national liberation.

The number of victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines has reached 839 this week. Hundreds of others were victims of frustrated murders and abductions, widely believed to be perpetrated by government security forces. This report has been confirmed by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, involuntary or summary executions, and by the government-created Melo Commission.

In the Tribunal, several testimonies of eyewitnesses, experts and resource persons were heard live through tele-video conference with Manila, with questions tossed by members of the Tribunal’s jury.

Those who gave depositions and testimonies either in person or through video hook-up included Marie Hilao-Enriquez, secretary general of human rights alliance Karapatan; Dr. Constancio “Chandu” Claver, victim of frustrated murder; Dr. June P. Lopez, an expert in handling torture and trauma victims; Navy Capt. (ret.) Danilo Vizmanos; UP Faculty Regent Prof. Roland Simbulan; Bishop Elmer Bolocon of the UCCP and Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF); Elmer Labog, chair of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU); and Danilo Ramos of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP).

Senator Madrigal also appeared before the PPT as resource person on the environment.

‘Unacceptable’

The Tribunal jurors also denounced as “unacceptable” the inclusion of the Arroyo government in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Philippine membership, the jurors said, undermines the credibility of the United Nations particularly in human rights, and is “an intolerable offense” to the victims.

Aside from Houtart, who is from Belgium and Director of the Centre Tricontinental (Cetri), the PPT jurors included Oda Makoto (Japan), well-known novelist and social activist; Ties Prakken (The Netherlands), professor in criminal law Maastricht University; Oystein Tveter (Norway), lawyer and former Director of the Karibu Foundation and former foreign ministry official in South Africa and Zambia; Irene Fernandez (Malaysia), lawyer, social development expert and head of Tenaganita; and Lilia Solano (Colombia), 2005 Right Livelihood Awardee (alternative Nobel) and Director of Project for Life and Peace.

Richard Falk (USA), professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and Hans Köechler (Austria), president of the International Progress Organizations could not make it due to academic commitments.

Houtart and Makoto were also members of the jury during the first session on the Philippines in 1980 held in Antwerp, Belgium, which found the Marcos dictatorship guilty for gross and systematic violations of human rights, among others. That verdict became a major factor in the international isolation of the Marcos dictatorship that eventually led to its ouster six years later.

PPT General Secretary Gianni Tognoni served as moderator of the proceedings.
Houtart said that although the verdict may be legally non-binding, it is nevertheless “morally binding”. The judgment will be transmitted to the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, the European Parliament and various foreign governments. Tognoni said that the transmittal to these bodies will be a major step toward focusing world attention on the human rights crisis in the Philippines. World opinion, the PPT general secretary said, will add more pressure to the U.S.-supported Arroyo government to stop the killings.

FOR REFERENCE:
Angelica M. Gonzales, MD
Executive Director, International Coordinating Secretariat
Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT)
Second Session on the Philippines
secretariat@philippinetribunal.org
www.philippinetribunal.org

March 26, 2007 8:47 am   Posted in: General

185 Responses

  1. sleeplessinmontreal - March 26, 2007 9:14 am

    Slowly but surely, malapit nang magwakas ang kwento ng Bogus Jewel in the Palace.

    Nauna na ang Permanent People’s Tribunal to find Mrs. Arroyo GUILTY of crimes against humanity. Malaki na ang basehan ng mga botante na magkaisa sa May 14 elections na ilampaso ang itim GMA ticket at ideklara si Mrs. Arroyo: GUILTY of crimes against the People of the Philippines!

  2. Toney Cuevas - March 26, 2007 9:24 am

    “…the extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, massacres, torture and other atrocities allegedly committed by the Arroyo government as “crimes against humanity”. Such violations which the PPT said were in no way justified as “necessary measures against terrorism”, must be stopped immediately.”

    This atrocities are not a kept secret, and has been going on ever since bogus-mutineer Gloria usurped the govt. Once again, we’ve been asking this the same question for over seven years now, who is going to stop illegitimate Gloria and her dogs??? Ain’t amazing? It’s seemed we’ve been asking the same question over and over again, yet nothing has been done to stop illegitimate Gloria. Only in the Philippines!

  3. Toney Cuevas - March 26, 2007 9:38 am

    François Houtart, Session President and PPT General Secretary Gianni Tognoni, if they both really serious of helping the Pilipinos in procecuting bogus Gloria for the crimes against humanity, both should take the first flight to the Philippines and they can be part of the “One Million Warm Bodies” parked at the gates Malacanang.

    We’ve heard this before, bring it to the United Nation or to Senator Boxer and Washington. And we are still waiting and bogus Gloria still goes about whatever she wants to do un-accounted. Might as well get use to it, bogus Gloria is much smarter than we give her credit. We’re hoping that she’ll trip one day, but do we’ve the luxury to wait for that one day? We got more than enough of survey and rhetoric about bogus Gloria, it’s now time to execute the plans, if any to rid of bogus Gloria.

  4. Toney Cuevas - March 26, 2007 9:43 am

    Unacceptable’

    The Tribunal jurors also denounced as “unacceptable” the inclusion of the Arroyo government in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The Philippine membership, the jurors said, undermines the credibility of the United Nations particularly in human rights, and is “an intolerable offense” to the victims.

    What the Tribunal Jurors are going to do to Arroyo’s government? Condemn bogus Gloria? So what?

  5. Spy - March 26, 2007 9:51 am

    Gloria and esperon will not be bothered by the PPT’s verdict. They will surely react by saying ”it’s unfair and one-sided; it’s only a perception; a PR problem; a n unexplained killings; based on outdated data; a Leftist propaganda; etc….”

    ”all these human rights, corruption, injustices and poverty issues are the making of the opposition, leftists, npa, bla blah blah…..the economy is doing good. Let move on.”

    Im becoming more familiar with this bogus administration’s spins and lies.
    It makes me sick and hungry!

  6. taipan88 - March 26, 2007 9:57 am

    gloria arroyo’s regime is worse than marcos!

    With marcos, the whole world knew that there is martial law.
    With gloria, she hides under the cout of democracy, hence the whole world thought all’s well in Pilipinas.

    Kung Diyos nga, ginawan ng istorya ni glue, pati na si Pope JohnPaul2….to “legitimize” her grab for power….what else is she up to now? MamaPanDoc will do everything to stay in power….

    BTW, she has mandated garci that a 9-3 slate be delivered in May, 2007….as per Tribune’s news yesterday.

  7. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 10:32 am

    Compare the COWARDS of the soldiers of the AFP and the BRAVERY of NON-MILITARY people to give evidence to The Haque Tribunal jurors.
    There must be many soldiers who can actually identify the men that actually pulled the trigger to slaughter hundreds of innocent victims said to equate to one killing every three days.
    There is no doubt that soldiers who could testify against these killers are nothing but COWARDS! The amazing thing is that these soldiers who know the killers are also responsible for dragging down the AFP reputation worldwide. Whereas the BRAVE Senator Ana Maria Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal, who, with others on Friday, sought and got on Sunday 25th March 2007 “a guilty verdict for failing to address the extra judicial killings against the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and for the violations of the economic, social and cultural rights of the people including the violation of economic sovereignty and the national patrimony through iniquitous agreements and economic plunder by foreign and local exploiters.” The opposition senator presented a 15-page “Summary of Charges and Cases on the Continuing Displacement of the Indigenous Peoples and the Plunder of the Environment in the Philippines”. Among the accusations Madrigal hurled against the Arroyo administration was “a noticeable lack of interest” on the government’s part to implement laws protecting indigenous peoples’ rights. She also cited the issuance of Executive Order no. 364 in 2004, which “cut off the independence of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP),” the agency to protect and promote the rights of the indigenous peoples, by placing it under the Department of Agrarian Reform; the allegedly illegal grant of a logging concession in Samar to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile; and the alleged displacement of indigenous peoples in Zamboanga del Norte and Boracay island. Among those who have endorsed the tribunal’s session on the Philippines is Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Capetown, South Africa, who called on Arroyo to “stop the terror inflicted on those who seek justice in your land. Stop using the so-called war against terrorism to oppress and kill your own people.”

    ALL soldiers of the AFP are themselves also responsible for these extra judicial killings for being COWARDS for failing to refuse the illegal orders of their corrupt Generals and closing their eyes to what was actually happening. Shame on you.

  8. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 10:54 am

    Toney Cuevas:
    The Europeans have now looked at the evidence and given a Guilty verdict, thats only the beginning! No corruption in these European folk and now its possible for any and all countries to execute punishment such as to freeze their bank accounts worldwide. If there are bank accounts in Germany or usa we will soon know. They can refuse entries to their countries, she will be afraid to travel freely. Believe me this is a good result, its the beginning of the end for this administration.
    It took foreigners to guide us, only because they don’t have corrupt Micky Mouse courts & jurers strictly following the rules.
    Be patient, what we couldn’t achieve here in our corrupt judiciary in a life time took Europe only a few days to get a result. More is to come.

  9. ystakei - March 26, 2007 10:54 am

    Tiyanak and Company should not be too sure that she cannot be censured finally. A lot many creeps like her have been convicted by this tribunal with a bang as a matter of fact.

    Those of us born after WWII may not be aware of it, but a Philippine Tribunal was convened to try collaborators, etc. criminals of the war, and a lot many people getting convicted by it before the US granted the Philippines independence in 1946 and prior to the establishment of a more reliable court of justice.

    With the absence of the rule of law in the Philippines under a bogus regime, it is just but sane and logical to convene such tribunal even in The Hague where they have the International Court of Justice to try first-class criminals like Mrs. Pidal and her generals, et al.

    It is a prelude to the more formal International Criminal Tribunal for the Philippines as in the cases of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda, Kosovo and Serbia that the UN may eventually open to try Mrs. Pidals and make her legally responsible for the death of people they fondly named categorized as “communists and terrorists” even when they are not.

    Frankly, I cannot understand how the Philippines can be called a democracy when criminals run their government and wantonly run after ordinary citizens they eliminate one by one to keep their positions and inculcate fear and terror in the Filipinos who are being turned into puppets and donkeys as in Pinocchio’s “Enchanted Kingdom.”

  10. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 10:59 am

    In these other countries the Military & Police are separate, thats why I always advise the same. Keep this Micky Mouse military of our in barracks where they belong and leave it to a reformed PNP to due their duty of keeping law & order. Its the only way forward, no excuses for the Military to patrol the slum areas.

  11. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 11:04 am

    ystakei:
    Youve got it! but then I’m not surprized that you already know the strength of Europe once there’s a Guilty result. It wont be long to wait before some action is made against this Fake set-up..

  12. anthony scalia - March 26, 2007 11:18 am

    don’t hold your breath. stop the motherhood statements and the pontifications.

    so what if the decision will be transmitted to the UN, ICJ, and the European Parliament? The decision wont be binding on them (in the same way a Supreme Court decision is binding on all lower courts). “Houtart said that although the verdict may be legally non-binding” it is “morally binding”

    no due process was observed (i can already feel the “what about-the-victims-of-the-killings-they-were-not-given-due- process-also!”) the “accused” never had a chance to cross-examine the “witnesses” and confront their “accusers”

    that tribunal is already predisposed to pronounce a ‘guilty’ verdict. it was just looking for facts to support its predisposition. in essence, a “kangaroo” court notwithstanding the supposed “pedigree” of its jurors (umiral na naman ang colonial mentality ng mga Pinoy – mga foreigners kasi ang bumubuo ng “tribunal’ kaya they must be credible)

    the “accused” was not even given a chance to prove that the killings were the result of communist purges

    kayo talaga, basta may maibato lang kayo sa kasalukuyang gobyerno. kulang na lang pati pagpatay kay Ninoy e kasalanan ng present gov’t

    hats off to the PR program of the communists. they are getting away with their purges. they were able to leverage the anti-GMA noise to their cause, as well as the media always looking for headlines. expect more killings to be committed, as the communists now have more reason to make more purges, as the culprit will always be the present gov’t. gleng gleng talaga

    haaay naku

  13. Diego K. Guerrero - March 26, 2007 11:24 am

    Philippines bogus President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is best remembered the worst violator of the Constitution. She is also best remembered for her ability to deny and deflect issues on her inept corrupt government to the opposition. Mrs. Gloria Arroyo and General Eduardo Ermita’s military clique have joins the ranks of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in terms of extra-judicial killings, disappearances, torture, false witnesses and testimonies and deliberate abuses of civil liberties. The Arroyo regime is guilty as charged-crimes against humanity.

  14. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 11:34 am

    anthony scalia:
    You really show your ignorance. I’ll leave you to the others to ‘advise’ you, and just watch while I sit on the fence. Your main problem is foot & mouth disease ever time you open your mouth you put your foot into it!

  15. benign0 - March 26, 2007 11:38 am

    Ho hum.

    For a people who’ve for DECADES tolerated people living, eating, and dying on mounds of rubbish, we seem to be so quick to point a finger at a sitting president for “crimes against humanity”.

    Hirap sa atin we are such a judgmental people e.

    Many of us need look no further than our immediate surroundings. For those who employ domestic helpers, how many times have we woken them up in the middle of the night to go out and buy us a stick of Marlboro? Do they have formal job descriptions so that they can actually object to being asked to being made to work more than 12 hours a day? Do we contribute to their SSS fund? Do we provide them descent well-ventilated and mosquito-free sleeping quarters?

    It’s too bad even lower middle class Pinoys can afford maids, because from what I’ve observed, lower class domestic help employers tend to be more cruel to their servants than rich employers.

    How often have we treated people with respect? Those who have lived in advanced Western societies have probably observed how people in these countries generally treat one another (whether they are CEOs or labourers) with respect, courtesy and dignity. Even my own boss occassionally cleans up our coffee cups after a meeting. Sounds bizarre of course to a people who are such primadonnas as a result of having so many cheap labourers available to clean up after them.

    It is often said that a society can be judged by observing how it treats the least of its citizens. How much public facilities have we seen in the Philippines that cater to the needs of the aged and disabled? How many times have you heard the words “negro”, “baluga”, “punggok”, “unano”, “bumbay”, etc, directed at a minority, handicapped, or physical-feature-challenged individual?

    Ang galing natin mag-malinis, yet our cities and even immediate surroundings are amongst the filthiest in the world.

    Whilst elections and petty political gossip like these make front page news and comment fodder in blogs every day, the Payatas landslides and even the 2006 mudslide that killed 1,300 Filipinos were off the front pages by Day 3. You’d think things like that would cause the most outrage and soul-searching in a people. But no. It is hollow-headed partisan gossip and speculation that really stirs up a lot of discussion.

    – 😀

  16. benign0 - March 26, 2007 11:42 am

    And get a load of this:

    Many here exhibit so much outrage whenever a foreign government or foreign organisation is perceived to “meddle” in our internal affairs.

    And YET, we now latch on to the “rulings” or “verdict” of some obscure northern European “tribunal” to indict no less than a sitting president.

    How’s that for irony? 😀

    Who’s fault is it that our own system seems to be impotent when it comes to delivering justice? Who’s fault is it that DULY-ELECTED officers of the legislature don’t seem to hold the interests of the general public as their priority? Who voted for these bozos?

    Pinoy nga naman talaga
    Parang aso
    Matangkad lang kapag naka-upo
    .

    .
    – 😀

  17. sleeplessinmontreal - March 26, 2007 11:54 am

    BENIGNO says: For a people who’ve for DECADES tolerated people living, eating, and dying on mounds of rubbish, we seem to be so quick to point a finger at a sitting president for “crimes against humanity”.


    Mang BENIGNO

    Basahin muna ninyong mabuti itong topic. Sino ba ang nagbigay ng verdict? Bakit na naman “Hirap sa atin we are such a judgmental people e”. Sino ba ang judgmental? Bakit hindi ninyo puntiryahin ang PPT! Ang hirap sa inyo, basta makanti rito ang diyosa ninyong si Mrs. Arroyo, pasok agad kayo ng inyong litanya laban sa mga Pilipino. Ang banatan ninyo ang PPT, huwag ang mga bloggers dito. Doon ninyo ipadala ang inyong magaling na komento kung pakikinggan kayo. Sino bang nagmamalinis? Kahit anong pagtatanggol ninyo kay Mrs. Arroyo, umaalingasaw siya.

  18. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 11:56 am

    benign0:
    “some obscure northern European tribunal” You are also showing your ignorance. The laugh will be on you benignO.

  19. paquito - March 26, 2007 12:22 pm

    Nalalapit ka na Gloria, ito ang mga katagang nasasambit ng karamihan sa mga tunay na pinoy, Ang tunay na Pilipino na hindi SINUNGALING, hindi MANDARAYA at hindi MAGNANAKAW.
    ang nararapat kay Gloria dapat itulad sya kay Saddam Hussein hanggang sa maparusahan. Biruin nyo 839 killings mga igan tapos wala naman sya ginagawang imbestigasyon ni hindi nya damayan ang mga namatayan ni hindi nya alamin kung bakit at kung anu-ano pa tapos ibibintang kung kani-kanino. Sa 839 killings meron ba nalutas na kaso meron ba naimbestigahan. WALA po! E kasi papaano e si Gloria ang promotor nyan sampu ng kanyang mga alagad na SIPSIP. Magdusa ka Gloria tulad sana ni Saddam.

  20. nelbar - March 26, 2007 12:25 pm

    >hats off to the PR program of the communists. they are
    >getting away with their purges. they were able to leverage
    >the anti-GMA noise to their cause, as well as the media
    >always looking for headlines.
     
    bulok na istayl na yan!

    si moamar qadafi at ang libya nga eh pinagbintangan na symphatizer ng soviet union during the 80’s at cold war. binomba pa ng US ang tripolo at bengazi , pero hindi natinag at buo ang paninindigan na anti US imperialist. Pero heto si anthony scalia, kung ano ang tugtog ng National Securitate ni Norberto isapang GungGong, sya naman ang sayaw nya!
    Mag-almusal ka muna anthony scalia, sayang ka! kapangalan mo pa naman si mingela.

    mahilig ka kasing makipag mingle sa mga pidalista.
    heto ang kape at mag-almusal ka muna, patugtugin ko lang ang RICO MAMBO ng Breakfast Club.

  21. sleeplessinmontreal - March 26, 2007 12:43 pm

    Mang Benigno Martinez

    Yong iyong GetRealPhilippines blog na puro lahat kapintasan ng Pinoy at Pilipinas ang bigyan mo ng pansin.Doon mo iposte ang lahat na kagandahan at kabutihan ni Mrs. Arroyo. Pati pagkuha ng maid dito sa Pilipinas ng gustong magkaroon ng maid, ipinasok ninyo rito. Sobrang layo naman sa topic. Ang topic dito ay si Mrs. Arroyo na idolo mo ay “guilty of crimes against humanity”. Bakit hindi yon ang inyong pabulaanan at kondenahin ang grupo ng PPT? At bakit nauwi naman sa pagtawag ninyong “Pinoy nga naman talaga, parang aso? Paano naging aso? Sino ang dugong aso?

    Ano kayong klaseng tao? Tigilan na ninyo ang manghimasok dito, para na ninyong awa! Tahimik at maganda ang flow ng komento rito kung wala kayo.

  22. benign0 - March 26, 2007 2:09 pm

    Yong iyong GetRealPhilippines blog na puro lahat kapintasan ng Pinoy at Pilipinas ang bigyan mo ng pansin.Doon mo iposte ang lahat na kagandahan at kabutihan ni Mrs. Arroyo

    .
    This is what I’ve been talking about.

    What makes this commentor think that I am for or against any particular politician?

    Goes to show how narrowly focused on petty partisanism and personality politics most people are.

    E pano ba yan? Any discussion on issues will always be about what politician you are loyal to or what political “party” you associate yourself with.

    And to think we all complain that there is too much politics in the Philippines. It’s all because we are all willing to dance to political tunes.

    .
    – 😀

  23. Mrivera - March 26, 2007 2:17 pm

    w-w-n-l,

    hindi ka na rin nga natuto, ano? huwag mo nang pansinin. ikaw din, kabagan ka pa sa inis.

  24. Mrivera - March 26, 2007 2:19 pm

    s-i-m,

    talagang hindi ka makakatulog kapag pinagpapansin mo pa ang mga ‘yan. kalabasan mo niyan – B-A-N-G-U-N-G-U-T-I-N ka!!!

  25. benign0 - March 26, 2007 2:24 pm

    talagang hindi ka makakatulog kapag pinagpapansin mo pa ang mga ‘yan. kalabasan mo niyan – B-A-N-G-U-N-G-U-T-I-N ka!!!

    .
    Two things really do hurt:

    (1) The Truth

    (2) An idea that cuts our cherished beliefs down to size

    .
    Obviously we are too blinkered by the political noise stirred up by the usual trapos to notice that there are broader issues that transcend the small-minded political spin that we love to dance to.

    .
    – 😀

  26. jojovelas2005 - March 26, 2007 2:26 pm

    off-topic:

    Why Fred Lim change his runningmate? Akala ko ba si Lito Benayo..

    Thanks,

  27. nelbar - March 26, 2007 2:47 pm

    Benign0,

    gusto mo ba ang Icehouse at INXS?

    Ako gusto ko si “J Lo”

  28. Mrivera - March 26, 2007 2:49 pm

    kung nababasa ni benign0 ang iniisip natin, HENYO nga siya. gifted at bihira sa tao ang ganyan. pero sana ang pagbasa niya ng isipan ay ‘yung diretso at HINDI PABALIKTAD upang makita niya ang tunay na layon at sentimyento hindi ‘yung lahat ng kakulangan.

    ngayon lamang sa tanang buhay nating mga pilipino nagkaroon ng ganito. IPINAGBABANDUHAN sa buong mundo ang sinasabi niyang kaigsian ng isip ng karaniwang pinoy. at ito ay ginagawa ng isang katulad niyang itinakwil ang sariling kakanyahan sa pamamagitan ng pag-alipusta sa kapayakan ng kasiyahan ng mga taong naging biktima ng panlilinlang ng mga gahaman sa kapangyarihan na ngayon ay nagpupumiglas sa pagkakasakal!

    at nagagawa pa niyang pagtawanan!

  29. cocoy - March 26, 2007 2:50 pm

    My Question? Bakit napasali si President Bush dito and the U.S. government.Hindi naman yata tama ito na pati ang U.S.A.ay madamay sa kaguluhan ng gobyerno ni Arroyo.
    Is there anybody Want to debate me,bakit kasali ang amerkano sa gulo na ito?
    Post your opinion in this issue and I will answer it tomorrow.It’s almost midnight dito sa lugar ko at matutulog na ako.

  30. GodSaveDConstitution - March 26, 2007 3:07 pm

    Kangaroo Court. Utterly disgusting! Totalitarian baloney. Mockery of Justice. If we accept this, we are all without shame, without honor. It’s meaningless and ugly.

  31. nelbar - March 26, 2007 3:36 pm

    ang mga sosyalero’t sosyalera(sosyalismong burgis na Penoy) hinusgahan na si erap sa pamamagitan ng text brigade(aka flash mob sa EDSA).

     

    Mockery of Justice?

    pakitanong kay Reynato Puno kung sino si Hilarious Davide at Artemio Panganib?

  32. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 3:58 pm

    Mrivera:
    I find benignO and a few others boring & tiresome. You will discover that they roam around the blog sites fielding their opinions like lost souls looking for an argument with a list of cut & paste quotes. Did you notice that benignO’s first very long comment here today had nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the subject being discussed!
    Just ignore them and they do their rounds of the other blog sites looking for a meaningless fight.

  33. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 4:04 pm

    nelbar:
    Hilarious Davide is an excellent example of Mockery of Justice – well done for bringing it to our attention!

  34. alegadown - March 26, 2007 4:09 pm

    asus ginoo, hayaan nyo na yang mga kumuntra, mas maganda nga yan at hahaba ang mapag-uusapan. ayos lang yun kahit sino naman may karapatang iparating ang kanyang paniniwala tama man o mali diba? tsaka parang gusto nyo yata na lahat ng mga magblog ay sang-ayon sa paksa. democratic nga diba? tanggapin na lang na tayo’y may kanya-kanyang bakod. kahit ano pang sasabihin ng bawat isa karapatan nya yan at yun ang kanyang paniniwala kaya bahala na sya doon.

  35. ystakei - March 26, 2007 4:21 pm

    Wow, ang daming gunggong. Basta ako alam kong valid ang PPT for the Philippines. It has been in operation for many years, and in Europe, it has in fact that lots of credibility
    unlike the creeps blogging here who say otherwise, and definitely are here to serve the interests of the criminals in the Philippines that they protect and serve in exchange for some renumeration no doubt! Pwe!

  36. ystakei - March 26, 2007 4:25 pm

    One of the original convenors of the PPT, Makoto Oda, is an eminent and well-respected and well-known author and political analystin Japan and overseas.

    He has served as a judge in the PPT for the Philippines, and his judgment is definitely not something that anyone, especially the idiots can ignore.

    Napapaghalataan lang ang mga walang alam!

  37. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 4:34 pm

    “If we accept this, we are all without shame, without honor. It’s meaningless and ugly.”
    Already because of the actions of this Administration we are already in shame, already without honor for the actions of our leaders for something meaningless & ugly with the whole International Community watching agast.
    You need to engage your brain before you open your mouth.

  38. nelsy - March 26, 2007 4:38 pm

    Kuntento na sana ako sa pagbabasa dito, pero itong si benign0 pinakulo ang dugo ko. Hoy wag ka na magdamay sa pagkakaroon mo ng dugong aso. Kung sa palagay mo may dugong aso ka, wag mo kami isama. Blaming gloria is not about politics, siya naman talaga may kagagawan ng mga nangyayari ngayon sa pinas. Bulag at bingi ka ba?

  39. alegadown - March 26, 2007 5:02 pm

    nelsy:

    cool ka lang, alalahanin mong puso mo. kung gusto mong kontrahin si benigno patunayan mo ang mga sinasabi mo kung sino ang may pakana nito. malay natin magbabago pa ang isip at paniniwala nya kung maliwanagan ng mga sasabihin mo. ilabas lahat ng mga circumstantial evidence para mapurohan at matuloyan na sa pagkadapa ang tinutokoy mong may salarin na kahit luhod ay di na magawa pa.

  40. Chabeli - March 26, 2007 5:06 pm

    Majority of the people of the Republic of Philippines have handed down Gloria a GUILTY verdict a long while back.

    Gloria will feel the consequences of the PPT’s verdict. Sadly, so will the people. The sooner Gloria is out of Malcanan the better it will be for the country, for the people.

    She should not stay in Malacan a minute longer. The people will only suffer more.

  41. alegadown - March 26, 2007 5:15 pm

    palagay ko mukhang hindi nagkakaisa ang majority na sinasabi mo, kasi kung talagang karamihan bakit nandiyan pa rin si Gloria sa malakanyang? kung nagkakaisa ang sinasabing nakakarami dapat noon pa ay napalayas na tulad ng mga nangyayari kina Marcos at Erap.

  42. nelbar - March 26, 2007 5:37 pm

    rebyuhin natin ang kasaysayan alegadown.

    nuong EDSA Uno , meron tayong JPE at FVR.
    nuong EDSA Dos naman, nandyan si Angie Reyes at Orly Mercado.

    Ano kaya sa palagay mo kung ano ang parehas kay Marcos at Erap samantalang magkaiba naman sila ng apelyido.

    Enrique Fernando? Claudio Teehankee?Felix Makasiar?Ramon Aquino?

    Siguro dahil sa ka-apelyido ni Cory si Ramon?

    Ano ba ang nangyari noong March 6,1986 hanggang March 25,1986?

  43. Ellen - March 26, 2007 5:48 pm

    Jojovelas,
    Joey Hizon, who is also an oppositionist, was also planning to run for mayor. Since Hizon has a bigger following in Manila , Banayo gave way.

  44. benign0 - March 26, 2007 5:52 pm

    Majority of the people of the Republic of Philippines have handed down Gloria a GUILTY verdict a long while back.

    .
    Really now.

    Everyone except the justice system that is. 😀

    Yan ang kapalaran ng Pinoy. Panay pwede na yan system. Always doing things outside the system. Panay rally, Edsa “revolution”, lagay, sulot, lusot, isahan, pandaraya, etc. Everything, that is, except working with the system.

    Sure the system does not work most hollow-heads would say. But maybe stop to think that maybe, just maybe, the reason our society is one big chronic systemic failure is because we as a people are utterly inept at systems thinking. Pwede na yan and ningas cogon are the order of the day.

    Yes handing out a guilty verdict is different from accusing. We may accuse Gloria of “crimes against humanity”, but like any criminal — even a criminal who may kill your own mother — Gloria deserves her day in court.

    And how do we get her to court?

    Simple?

    We ensure that we choose the right officials for the job — officials who have our best interests in mind.

    The only problem is this — we as a people don’t seem to have the brains nor the insight to vite wisely and instead engage in petty hollow-headed partisan discussion and speculation.

    .
    – 😀

  45. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 5:57 pm

    Be patient; talking to the voices in her head as she says she does wont help her, just like a landslide and without warning this Administration will come crashing to the ground.
    We can only hope that there wont be too many innocent casualties.

  46. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 6:03 pm

    benignO:
    Your such a joker, you dont only use the word ‘maybe’ in your phrase but ‘maybe just maybe’ thats how uncertain you are about your argument Hahahaha! what a comic you are.

  47. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 6:08 pm

    benignO:
    Just name these frigging ‘right officials for the job’ you are going to use, name names.

  48. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 6:10 pm

    Are we going to rely on the likes of Hilarious Davide, get real benignO!

  49. alegadown - March 26, 2007 6:12 pm

    everybody can do it perhaps somebody must be assigned to do it yet nobody did it…..

  50. anthony scalia - March 26, 2007 6:13 pm

    To we-will-never-learn:

    “You really show your ignorance.”

    Look who’s talking.

    “I’ll leave you to the others to ‘advise’ you, and just watch while I sit on the fence.”

    Thank you. An implied admission that you can’t do it yourself.

    “Your main problem is foot & mouth disease ever time you open your mouth you put your foot into it!”

    Look who’s talking.

    By the way, you ought to change your blog name to i-will-never-learn.

    Please keep the ‘never-learn’ to yourself, will you? Wag ka nang mandamay ng iba

  51. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 6:14 pm

    In case you haven’t noticed, our Judiciary have been bought as an institution lock stock and barrel. Or have you been in your darkened room whilst all this has been going on, your really pathetic. When you open your mouth you expose your brain to the sun!

  52. anthony scalia - March 26, 2007 6:18 pm

    to nelbar:

    “heto ang kape at mag-almusal ka muna, patugtugin ko lang ang RICO MAMBO ng Breakfast Club”

    ANG BADUY MO!!!! MAHILIG KA TALAGANG MANDAMAY!!!!

    Ay sorry, i don’t have the right pala to judge other people’s musical tastes. RICO MAMBO is as much music as “WITH OR WITHOUT YOU” of U2, “SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND” of the Beatles.

    saka thanks for the kape. i appreciate it.

  53. Tilamsik - March 26, 2007 6:19 pm

    Hinagpis ni Tilamsik…!

    Anak saan ka pupunta? Hubarin ang T-shirt mo na may imahe ni Che Guevarra delikado ang panahon ngayon.

    Okay lang sana ang utos ni Ina kung nasa panahon ng dekada setenta. Subalit ang araw ay March 26, 2007 panahon ni Gloria. Sinong mag aakala na bumalik at masahol pa ang situation ngayon kaysa noong martial law. Karen Empeno at Sherylin Cadapan nasaan na kayo? Dalawang mulat at matalinong batang anak ng UP nadagdag na desaparecidos. Bakit kamatayan ang kabayaran kung mamulat at malaman kung sino ang tunay na kalaban ng Bayan?

    Kabataang Pinoy, sa kulturang banyaga lang ba nararapat mahubog ang kaisipan? Pag akyat sa Mt. Everest, magtala ng record na pinakamatagal maghalikan, disco, utak kolonyal na itinaktak ng Amerika, etc. This is the culture Che Guevara hated most. Bayan kilalanin ang kalaban … the US-Arroyo dictatorship

  54. anthony scalia - March 26, 2007 6:20 pm

    to ystakei:

    “Wow, ang daming gunggong.”

    denial queen ka pa, eh isa ka na dun

    YOU STILL CAN’T DO A KA SATUR

    YOU STILL CAN’T DO A KA SATUR

    YOU STILL CAN’T DO A KA SATUR

  55. GodSaveDConstitution - March 26, 2007 6:28 pm

    Crimes against humanity, huh? So where are the warrants of arrest? Or is it just one big joke? Justice or just piss? This is the way Stalin and Trotsky did it. (To each other!) Now it’s Joma and his Eurosocialist pals having a nice wet dream together. Yucch!

    And let’s get one thing straight: this NOT the United Nations doing this, but a small cabal of ideolawyerz not accountable to anyone lollipopping themselves off in Geneva.

  56. anthony scalia - March 26, 2007 6:31 pm

    “…the US-Arroyo dictatorship”

    diyos ko, ano ba yan?

    US-Marcos dictatorship
    US-Aquino dictatorship
    US-Ramos dictsatorship
    US-Estrada dictatorship

    at ngayon…US-Arroyo dictatorship naman!

    sa mga taong yan pa rin ang dinadada – wala na ba kayong maisip na iba? dalawang dekada na kayong ganyan, meron na ba kayong nagawa para sa bayan? wala na ba kayong puwedeng gawin kungdi ganyan na lang? kung tinulungan nyo na lang ang mga dukha gumawa ng kooperatiba at ng means of livelihood, eh nabawasan ng marami ang nagugutom.

  57. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 6:35 pm

    Be patient, he who laughs last laughs the loudest.

  58. alegadown - March 26, 2007 6:41 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – oppps hindi ba’t dito nagtatago at kinakanlong si Joma Sison? oo nga pala wala naman palang nilabag na batas itong taong ‘to, walang pinapapatay, walang pinapahirapan, walang inaabuso …. obvious nga na dapat purihin ang bansang ito……

  59. Tilamsik - March 26, 2007 6:52 pm

    Nakaukit ang kasaysayan, mahirap tanggapin ang katotohan kayat ang tunay na nakaka-alam, lumalaban at di naibaluktot ng kaisipang dayo ang tunay na kitatakutan ng pamhalaan. Marami ng bumagsak at marami pang babagsak ngunit hindi titigil ang laban ng mulat na Bayan.

  60. alegadown - March 26, 2007 6:53 pm

    kala ko ba’y talagang galit sa US, bakit nga pala may naghahanap kung saan napunta ang tulong mula sa US? galit daw sa US bakit nagpapatulong sa US para maresulba ang extrajudicial killings? talaga nga bang galit?

  61. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 7:06 pm

    The Netherlands suffered greatly under the dictatorship of the Nazi when invaded by Germany so don’t underestimate they’re understanding of a killing repressive dictatorship such as now in the Philippines. They’re bad experience of this dictatorship lasted until the British were able to send in paratroopers by air to end the occupation of the dictator.The problem of these bloggers defending this Fake dictator is because like her, they are on a level where they are un-effected, or so they think, and in a state of denial hoping it will somehow go away. But it wont go away!
    Be patient, its about to end.

  62. anthony scalia - March 26, 2007 7:06 pm

    “Be patient, he who laughs last laughs the loudest”

    I can foresee Ate Glue witnessing the oath-taking of her successor in June 30, 2010. As to who, i don’t know (sana si Mar Roxas).

  63. benign0 - March 26, 2007 7:07 pm

    Our society is actually a big victim of bad precedents.

    Marcos was a precedent for wholesale human rights violations.
    Ninoy Aquino was a precedent for “heroic” acts of “self sacrifice” that are supposed to galvanise mass action.
    Edsa I was a precedent for hollow-headed street parliamentarianism whenever a leader is perceived to be bad.
    Erap was a precedent for criminally-inclined and morally-tagilid politicians.

    .
    The kind of discussions we see right now in this blog and many other forums merely draw their brain-dead rhetoric and sloganeering from these precedents.

    Foremost among these precedents is a tendency to blame inept institutions for an inability to deliver their mandated services to the public and use these as excuses to advocate these tired old precedents I listed above — street antics, ho-hum heroics, and so-called “protest” votes for “alternative” candidate who, like “alternative” music are merely bizarre caricatures of a defunct populist ideal.

    Get’s niyo ba?

    Probably not as usual.

    .
    – 😀

  64. Tilamsik - March 26, 2007 7:07 pm

    Isang popular na misnomer po siguro kapag sinabing galit sa US, hindi po ibig sabihin na galit sa sambyanang Amerika. It is the US foreign policy ang argumento po rito. Maging ang mga ordinaryong mamamayang Amerikano ay ayaw mismo sa patakarang panlabas ni Bush (i.e. Iraq war, etc.)at pinatunayan po yan ng mga Amerikano nitong huling eleksyon talo ang mga bata ni Bush. Maliwanag na ang mga Kano mismo ay isinusuka ang patakarang panlabas ni Bush.

  65. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 7:17 pm

    benignO:
    “discussions we see right now in this blog and many other forums merely draw their brain-dead rhetoric”
    New all along you were roaming around blog site to blog site with your cut & paste with no substance in your comments.
    Are you sure all these other bloggers are ‘brain-dead’ and its not you benignO thats brain dead. Hahahaha!

  66. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 7:19 pm

    When Bush has to choose between Europe and the Philippines who do you thing choose? A dictator!

  67. Chabeli - March 26, 2007 7:20 pm

    BenignO,

    Thanks, too, for your your “petty hallow-headed partisan” opinion.

  68. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 7:20 pm

    who do you think he will choose? A dictator!

  69. Chabeli - March 26, 2007 7:28 pm

    BenignO,

    Saying that the the problem is that “we as a people don’t seem to have the brains nor the insight to vite wisely..” is exactly how countries like Mogadisgu became what it is today. It’s very own people gave up on their country & lost hope.

    I am saddened by your comments. Sayang. You seem articulate pa naman. I guess, that’s the way your cookie crumbles.

  70. GodSaveDConstitution - March 26, 2007 7:36 pm

    Tee Hee Dutch envoy tags PPT a Kangaroo Court (ABSCBN News)

  71. GodSaveDConstitution - March 26, 2007 7:39 pm

    WWNL,
    Looks like the Dutch also have some understanding of
    “kangaroo courts” which is what the Dutch envoy to the Philippines just called your Preciousssss People’s Tribunal
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storyPage.aspx?storyId=71445

  72. Chabeli - March 26, 2007 7:42 pm

    We-will-never-learn,

    I fully agree w/ your comment (March 26th, 2007 at 5:57 pm):

    “..just like a landslide and without warning this Administration will come crashing to the ground. We can only hope that there wont be too many innocent casualties”

  73. alegadown - March 26, 2007 7:44 pm

    ipagpalagay natin na mapapatalsik nga ang kinasusuklamang mga opisyales ng gobyerno lalo na sa malakanyang, nakakaseguro ba tayo na titigil na ang karahasan? na mawawala na ang mga nagrerebelde, titigil na ang pagmamartsa sa kalye? titigil na ang mga strike sa mga kompanya na nagbibigay trabaho sa mamamayan? marahil nagsilayasan ang mga mamumuhonan sa bansa natin dahil sa mga walang puknat na strike na siyang dahilan para malugi ang mga kompanya na siyang dahilan sa pagsasara at pagkawala ng kabuhayan ng mga manggagawa at tuloyang magutom?

  74. luzviminda - March 26, 2007 7:59 pm

    Anthony Scalia,

    “…kung tinulungan nyo na lang ang mga dukha gumawa ng kooperatiba at ng means of livelihood, eh nabawasan ng marami ang nagugutom.”

    You should DIRECT THAT COMMENT TO THE ARROYO GOVERNMENT!

  75. luzviminda - March 26, 2007 8:03 pm

    Benign(o),

    “Who’s fault is it that our own system seems to be impotent when it comes to delivering justice? Who’s fault is it that DULY-ELECTED officers of the legislature don’t seem to hold the interests of the general public as their priority? Who voted for these bozos?”

    I believe the majority of the people DID NOT VOTE for most of these BOZOS. They are the product of GARCI and COMELEC MAGIC NUMBERS!!! With your GLORIA ARROYO as the MASTER MIND!!!

  76. Chabeli - March 26, 2007 8:11 pm

    Alegadown,

    Hindi tayo makakaseguro 100% “na titigil na ang karahasan..na mawawala na ang mga nagrerebelde..” na “titigil na ang pagmamartsa sa kalye..” o “titigil na ang mga strike sa mga kompanya na nagbibigay trabaho sa mamamayan”. Parang buhay po, there are no guarantees.

    Unless I am speaking for myself, I would like to think that those who complain or, those who are sick & tired of the system in our country, will also contribute & do their share in making a better Philippines.

    The public may want change but if we have a rotten leader, the people will not feel inspired, but instead feel hopeless & not follow the leader. On the other hand, if the leader wants change & the people refuse, the leader will be leading alone. The leader must inspire, give hope & have a vision. The people naman must trust & feel confident w/ the leader to want to follow. One w/o the other will not work.

  77. luzviminda - March 26, 2007 8:19 pm

    Benign(o), A. Scalia,

    Don’t you think that if the Philippines would only have a leader who has the moral and political will to govern(lead) righteously and implement really good policies would really uplift and better the lives of the Filipinos?

  78. alegadown - March 26, 2007 8:28 pm

    Well, considering that it will not be as effective as what we wish and not a 100% successful then what we are fighting for is just a dream for now. Likewise I too felt the same sentiments as you are. Unless Filipino people will unite in fighting for the common cause everything will remain a dream. Perhaps political dirt keeps us divided these issues will stay the same.

  79. alegadown - March 26, 2007 8:52 pm

    That was a great idea having a leader who has the moral and political will to govern. But who is he/she? Subalit kahit sino pang Ponceo Pilato ang ilagay mo diyan sa malakanyang kung patuloy pa rin ang armadong pakikibaka ng mga makakumunistang grupo ay hindi pa rin magiging mapayapa ang Pilipinas. Communist group does not believe in democracy and that is their ideology. Gagawa at gagawa pa rin sila ng karahasan para ipamukha sa sambayanan na palpak ang demokratikong pamamahalaan. Hindi ho ba’t kalaban nila ang mga kapitalista, imperyalista at kung ano-ano pang klase ng lista?

  80. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 9:04 pm

    Ellen,

    Fortunately, the world doesn’t revolve around lil immoral midgety-midget Gloria because she will be a miniscule problem if we are to believe a report by Dan Plesch for the Iran Press Service, “The whole of Iran is now within less than an hour of American canons and planes,” and worse, apparently, an attack on Iran has been prepared and is imminent.

    Think of the Pinoy OFWs in Iran when that happens!

  81. Mrivera - March 26, 2007 9:37 pm

    bakit hindi natin ituon ang paningin sa pagsasaayos ng kinabukasan ng ating bayan upang magkaroon naman ng magandang pamanang maiiwan sa ating mga supling na magtatamasa ng katiwasayan at sila rin ang magdurusa kung sa pagkakataong ito ay paiiralin natin ang “paghanga” sa mga pulitikong bulaan?

    himayin natin ang kanilang hanay, oposisyon man o administrasyon, upang masala ang tunay na sa paglilingkod sa bayan ay mayroong magandang layon. hindi iyong magaling lamang ang mga bukadura kapag may eleksiyon na pati ang nananahimik na buwan, bituin at araw ay ipapangakong sungkitin subalit kapag napaupo na sa poder ay nagiging ULYANIN!

    huwag nating kaligtaan ang mga taong isinakripisyo ang pansariling kagalingan at kapakanan maiparating lamang sa sambayanan ang tunay na kalagayan ng pamahalaang pinamumugaran ng mga limatik at gahaman!

  82. Chabeli - March 26, 2007 9:39 pm

    Excerpt taken from abc-cbnnews.com (03/26/2007):

    Dutch envoy tags PPT as ‘kangaroo court’

    The Netherlands’ ambassador to the Philippines on Monday said that his government is concerned about reports of alleged human rights violations in the Philippines. The Dutch government, however, said the ongoing deliberation of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) in The Hague should not be regarded as an official exercise.

    Ambassador Robert Vornis told ABS-CBN News that the PPT’s activities are more of a political exercise than a traditional one. He said that Filipinos should think of it as a “kangaroo court.”

    Vornis issued the statement after the six-member jury of the PPT found the administration of President Arroyo to be worse than the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos whose administration was tried by the tribunal in 1980.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/topofthehour.aspx?StoryId=71446

  83. Mrivera - March 26, 2007 9:51 pm

    kahit anuman ang gusto nilang ipalagay sa paglilitis na ito, iisa lamang ang maliwanag – NAKAKAALARMA na ang kasalukuyang sitwasyon sa bawat sulok ng gobyerno ng mang-aagaw, sinungaling, mandaraya at walang damdaming umaastang pangulo ng bansa.

    saan tayo patutungo kung sa pagkakataong ito ay hahayaan natin muling “gawing laruan” ng mga pulitikong mahilig lamang mangako upang makuha ang ating pagtitiwala sa araw ng halalan? sagrado ang araw na ito bilang pagsasakatuparan ng ating tanging karapatan upang pumili ng sa atin ay mamumuno at kakatawan, kaya marapat lamang na huwag nang maulit ang pagkakamaling NGAYON ay ating pinagsisisihan!

    tama na ang PAGPAPALINLANG! imulat ang mga mata at harapin ang tunay na pagbabagong inaasam!

  84. we-will-never-learn - March 26, 2007 9:55 pm

    Dutch envoy tags PPT as ‘kangaroo court’.
    So, I wonder what the Dutch envoy will think of Philip Alston’s final report to the UN if its just as positive as this Tribunal’s report on Sunday 25th March.
    Will the envoy consider the UN report as a ‘kangaroo court’.
    Lets wait to see what happens, be patient, there’s more to come. Its not over till the Fat Lady sings, the saying goes.

  85. jojovelas2005 - March 26, 2007 10:30 pm

    Thanks Ate Ellen for informing me about Lito Benayo.
    I just read his article this morning why he gave way to Hizon:
    “Taking a Break”
    http://www.malaya.com.ph/mar27/edbanayo.htm

  86. ystakei - March 26, 2007 11:18 pm

    Communists in the Philippines? I doubt! All the Communists I knew who actually took trainings on Maoist Communism in the late 60’s and 70’s are now capitalists. What they actually have there in the Philippines are tulisans and mandarambongs, wannabe criminals even calling themselves president, generals, etc.

    Me? No bilib! Over in the Land of the Fluctuating Yen, such criminals would have been serving their terms now in jail if they cannot have the courage to hang themselves by some hotel bathroom’s curtain rack or jump from some tall building.

    Kawawang Pilipinas for being saddled with crooks!

  87. ystakei - March 26, 2007 11:32 pm

    Tanong? Magkano kaya ang bayad sa envoy ng Netherlands? Frankly, I have known of some friends in our Japanese embassy in Manila who come back to Japan after some stint there being maladjusted—natoto nang maging kurakot at natatanggal sa trabaho. It makes me wonder why the graft and corruption there is so contagious that even foreigners are affected and come home literally as mental wrecks!!! Lalo na siguro ngayon with suhol there and suhol here the name of the game of the Burots named Pidal squatting at palace by the murky river.

    Kawawang bansa! IBASURA ANG ADMINISTRASYON! IBOTO ANG OPOSISYON! GO 11+0!

  88. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 11:37 pm

    But Dean the Dutch envoy just proved to you that the Dutch ain’t the people you’ve accused them to be.

    Tsk, tsk… time you said “I’m sorry!”

  89. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 11:49 pm

    Ellen, Yuko, Chabs, WWNL, Dean,

    As you know, majority of EU member nations (even the new acceding nations who were once Communist states) consider the Philippines truly AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TOTEM POLE among Asean nations so that when sending envoys, most of the people they send to Pinas are usually guys who are considered at the end of their flagging, sagging political career or are clearly at the bottom of the totem pole in their own foreign service career rating.

    While I’m not saying that Dutch Ambassador Robert Vornis belongs to the breed of those lowly Dutch foreign service career envoys, I’m pretty sure, he would not qualify for the Dutch envoy post to, say Japan, Malaysia or Thailand, or even Vietnam.

    So, don’t take it against Vornis for being daft – I suspect The Netherlands don’t particularly believe that Gloria ain’t worth a first class envoy so they sent her someone ridiculously daft.

  90. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 11:52 pm

    Frankly, only the US gives Pinas importance for the simple reason, America needs Pinas as a hub for its CIA operations not only in the region but around the world too.

    No other nation in Asean would allow itself to be such a doormat but Pinas.

    Because of that, we shouldn’t be surprised that Pinas gets the lowliest of the low among foreign envoy postings.

  91. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 11:56 pm

    Oh I forgot, one of the rare high-flying, able foreign envoys that Pinas can boast of on its soil is the Israeli envoy – quiet but definitely very capable! (I wonder why…)

  92. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 11:58 pm

    Yuko, by the way, Orly Mercado had great relationship with Israeli defence-selling elements stationed in Pinas while he was a Senator and chair of the Senate committee on defence through a former Colonel Lakanlale.

  93. chi - March 26, 2007 11:59 pm

    Excellent observation and comment, Anna.
    Do we have to say more?! Hahahah!

  94. anna de brux - March 26, 2007 11:59 pm

    That’s how the Israelis almost sold their extremely old fighter aircraft to Pinas (during FVR’s term); so many generals were corrupted by the Israelis.

  95. anna de brux - March 27, 2007 12:02 am

    Chi, really quite pathetic that after FVR, Pinas became the dumping ground for foreign envoys who would not qualify somewhere else in Asia.

  96. anna de brux - March 27, 2007 12:05 am

    In 1998-1999, the German envoy to Pinas was actually someone who had been technically kicked out of another country in Asia but got accepted in Pinas.

    And during Gloria’s 6 years in office, Pinas has been the playground of daft envoys.

  97. Chabeli - March 27, 2007 12:42 am

    Anna de brux,

    Thanks for your explanation..it’s always good to learn something new.

    Thanks, again, Anna.

  98. ystakei - March 27, 2007 1:00 am

    Anna: No other nation in Asean would allow itself to be such a doormat but Pinas.
    *****

    Sinabi mo pa, Anna. Frankly, the envoys the EU countries, even the US, send to Japan are one of their best as the Oxford or Cambridge alumni ambassador and staff manning the UK Embassy in Tokyo who are considered in fact as experts on Japan, or the ex-VP of the US as ambassador to Japan.

    The only country sending their low-class envoys to Japan in fact is the Philippines!!!

  99. Elvira Sahara - March 27, 2007 2:27 am

    Mga kapatid,
    Nabasa n’yo ba ang latest sa Tribune? May Godfather pala si Tianak at walang iba kundi yung Catdinal Rosales! Basahin n’yo ang sinabi niya about his favorite president and about Human Rights killing ngayon! Buti na lang normal ang BP ko…

  100. cocoy - March 27, 2007 3:13 am

    PPT is only an international opinion tribunal, independent from any state authority. Members of that PPT acted like a jury and will decide whether there are sufficient grounds to press charge based on international laws. They have no comparison with the United Nations of International Tribunals. PPT are only composed of an opinionated ,They have is no legal basis to punish the guilty.
    It is like a court without no proper jurisdiction.

  101. chi - March 27, 2007 3:24 am

    Elvie,

    Hindi ko na pinansin ang paring Rosales! I’m so disgusted with this man in sutana!

    I no longer wonder why the Luneta rally last December went pfff! Nasa saya pala ni Tianak ang CBCP talaga, maliban sa aking fave Bishop Cruz!

    Kakainis sila!

  102. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 27, 2007 4:06 am

    The PPT, a Kangaroo court? You don’t know what you’re saying.

    Ang kangaroo court, nandoon sa bayan ni BeniOng!

  103. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 27, 2007 4:17 am

    Baka hindi ninyo alam, ang “Kangaroo Court” ng PPT ay binubuo nila Francois Houtart ng Belgium, na kapitbahay ni Anna; Oda Makoto ng Japan, barkada ni Ystakei; Oystein Tveter ng Norway, ninong ni Norphil. Yung tatlong iba pa, sina Irene Fernandez ng Malaysia, Ties Prakken ng Netherlands, at Lilia Solano ng Colombia, madalas dito nagba-blog.

    Sinong nagsabing puro dakdak lang tayo dito?

  104. chi - March 27, 2007 4:35 am

    If PPT is just a “Kangaroo Court” why did the Tianak moved hell again to make the “ridiculously daft Dutch Envoy to Pinas” and the naka-sutana Rosales to speak against it?!

    Missing another meal for a bottle of brandy because of the PPT verdict na mas masahol s’ya kesa kay Mackoy?!

  105. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 27, 2007 4:55 am

    Mga jokes sa PPT:

    Esperon : “The accusation was very grave considering that besides condemning the killings, the government, the military in particular has already been conducting a full-swing investigation on the matter

    Douglas Cagas : “These one-sided and hastily-conducted foreign probes only intend to mar our government’s credibility before the international community. That is most unfair for our government which is staunchly promoting human rights protection.”

    Di ba sabi ko joke, bakit di kayo tumatawa?
    —–
    Wala naman ito, kangaroo court decision nga lang diba? Bakit nanggagalaiti ang mga alipores ng mga Baboy dito? Hinay lang, baka ma-stroke kayo.
    —–
    Walang kwenta ito, kahit itanong mo pa kay Beni Ong – the court kangaroo. Porke mga foreigners daw bilib na tayo.

    Kahit pa dumating sa April yung team ng EU na hiningi ni EU Delegation Head Alistair McDonald na may mga pulis, technical experts, at human rights experts, walang kwenta iyan.

    Kahit pa dumating ang fact-finding mission ng Inter-Parliamentary Union na April, walang kwenta rin iyan.

    Kahit pa dumating rin sa April ang fact-finding mission ng US na tinadyakan ni Sen. Boxer para kumilos, walang kwenta rin iyan.

    Kahit pa magsubmit sa Mayo ng final report si Special Rapporteur Philip Alston sa UNCHR at UN General Assembly, na lalong magdidiin kay Tiyanak at sa gobyerno, walang kwenta rin iyan.

    Kahit pa gumawa ng action plan ang United Church Councils ng America at Pilipinas para panagutin ang mga may sala sa extrajudicial killings, walang kwenta rin iyan.

    Namfootah naman, puro na lang walang kwenta. Palibhasa ang alam lang kwentahin 30% commission, P780M fertilizers, P1.124 Trillion Budget, 1 milliom votes padding, P250M campaign fund ni Cesar, P120M excise tax ni Chavit, P10B modernization ni Esperon, P10B pondo ni Lumibao, P300,000 na lampposts, 46 M registered voters, 1,000 misprinted Election Returns, etc., etc., etc.

  106. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 27, 2007 6:32 am

    BTW, Ellen, care to look at DJB/GSDC’s post on his blog? (philippinecommentary.blogspot.com/2007/03/hunger-stats-reflect-vicious-filipino.html) still on the hunger issue.

    A lot of the blame surely goes to the government but the editorialists and some of the bloggers are equally disdainful, especially in such places as the blog of Ellen Tordesillas whose Comment Thread seems to be be populated by anti-government scream therapists given to the creation of colorful, but hardly enlightening insults and epithets.

    Interesting exchange, too, with Manny Buencamino.

    Further, he says:

    The SWS asks heads of household about the incidence of hunger in their families. What many people, especially pundits like MLQ3 and Ellen forget is that there is no way of really knowing how the respondents interpret the question and why they give the answers they give. That indeterminacy is however what allows such commentators to give whatever interpretation suits them or seems reasonable to them.

  107. chi - March 27, 2007 7:47 am

    Last time I checked, Ellen’s blog is visited by almost everyone with sites of their own very often. I guess, they enjoy exchanges with “anti-government scream therapists” here. Otherwise, why even bother visiting Ellenville at all?

  108. Reyna Elena - March 27, 2007 8:07 am

    @CHI: Otherwise, why even bother visiting Ellenville at all?

    Sobra ka naman! Grrrrr!!!@#$%^& BLAG!

    Wag kang ganyan! Voodoo kita! I have my own site and I started that site without Ellen on my mind (no offense Ellen). Yes, once in a while I would post some socio-political topics, unfortunately, my readers don’t go to my site to check out my latest political idiosyncrasies, rather they go there to ask me for some assistance on anything looking for a job to starting a business or purely just to have fun since most of these OFW’s are just homesick and wanted someone to talk to.

    I am here not because I enjoy exchanges of government scream therapists but TO LEARN. To learn about my country and to learn why in the world is my country worst than during the Marcos years. I have been out of the country for a very long time that I don’t even know a lot of the candidates and I am just beginning to reconnect since that time I went back to Manila (2005) and lived there for about 9 months or so.

    Now, if you don’t like people with blogs to be visiting this blog – TOO BAD – coz am staying.

    http://www.reynaelena.com (sorry Ellen for the plug. nang-iinis lang!)

  109. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 8:11 am

    chi:
    “Otherwise, why even bother visiting Ellenville at all?” don’t forget that includes GSDC Hehehehehe!

  110. chi - March 27, 2007 8:48 am

    OK, OK, parang hindi ninyo alam kong sinong pinatatamaan ko. I’ve been here too long to know kung sino ang mga nagrereklamo sa mga “anti-tianak scream therapists” dito.

  111. chi - March 27, 2007 8:58 am

    WWNL, Reyna Elena,

    O sige, lalagyan ko ng modifier ” one or two bloggers who have their own sites….”. OK na ba?! Alam mo naman yan WWNL.

  112. Reyna Elena - March 27, 2007 9:13 am

    hmptt!
    ~~fly~~
    *kati katawan*
    *kuha doll at perdibli*
    ~~!@#$%^&*(*&^%$#@!~~~

    di ko alam sino pinatatamaan mo.
    ako tinamaan eh.
    bagong salta ako dito eh.
    galing poorbinzsya
    i know, dami ko pang dapat matutunan

  113. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 9:22 am

    Bloggers with their own sites are linked to their own sites from their ‘Handles’ to their comments published here. So there’s no secret if a blogger has his own site.

  114. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 10:02 am

    Reported by TonGuE-tWisTeD found on blog of GSDC:
    “some of the bloggers are equally disdainful, especially in such places as the blog of Ellen Tordesillas whose Comment Thread seems to be be populated by anti-government scream therapists given to the creation of colorful, but hardly enlightening insults”
    GSDC is not exactly telling the Truth when he apparently states the blog of Ellen Tordesillas seems to be populated by anti-government scream therapist, as if to mean no pro-government commenter ever join in these discussions.
    I want to put on record that I have witnessed, personally, when Ellen Tordesilles has welcomed visitors obviously having no way of knowing if the visitor is anti or pro government and furthermore has stated many times both pro and anti-government visitors are welcome to comment on her blog site.
    Criticise me all you want GSDC but do not include the blog of Ellen Tordesilles. She has more professionalism in her little finger than you and all the other bloggers put together. The blog of Ellen Tordesilles is the most visited political blog in the Philippines and beyond, thats why you visit this blog, just for once tell the Truth and admit it!

  115. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 10:16 am

    Is there a Philippine political blog where pro-government bloggers surf to in their droves making it ‘a most visited political blog in the Philippines’.
    If there is please tell us the address of the blog site.

  116. cocoy - March 27, 2007 10:32 am

    WWNL;
    Hayaan mo na kasi kung lahat ay bida at walang kontrabida ay wala ng discussion at hindi natin malalaman ang pros and cons.
    Sa akin kahit na kontra sa opinion ko ang isang tao ay okey lang basta’t mayroon siyang rason.Malay ko baka tama siya at mali ako,O! di ba natutu ako.

  117. chi - March 27, 2007 10:55 am

    Dehins ikaw Her Majesty. Ang isa ay sinagot na ni WWNL. Iyong isa ay nasa “kanggaro court” sa Australia. Getsing mo na? O sige na nga, siya si henyo BenignO na nilapastangan ang “duster” na pambahay sa Pinas!

    ***
    “The blog of Ellen Tordesilles is the most visited political blog in the Philippines and beyond, thats why you visit this blog, just for once tell the Truth and admit it!”

    Hahahah! “admit it”, ikaw talaga WWNL, sumagot na ba kay Anna re Dutch envoy sa Pinas?

  118. chi - March 27, 2007 11:09 am

    cocoy,

    OK lang ang discussion kung hindi namamaliit ng kausap. Tingnan mo nga at matatalino naman lahat dito kahit anti or pro Gloria bloggers, mahirap lang ay kung ang nagsasalita ay super ego! Totoo naman, what makes Ellenville unique is because this is the only blog na merong nagmumura ng malutong kay Tianak at minions, aside from what WWNL’s comment that “The blog of Ellen Tordesilles is the most visited political blog in the Philippines and beyond,…”, which I agree.

    Matatapang ang mga anti-Tianak dito (not anti-government because the Tianak is not the Pinas government).

  119. Reyna Elena - March 27, 2007 11:11 am

    @chi:

    ok, fine. *tanggal perdibli* ayan, tinapon ko na dolls. sorry, balat sibuyas me right this time.

  120. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 11:20 am

    Daily Tribune By Marie A. Surbano 03/27/2007
    Coming to the defense of President Arroyo, Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales yesterday dismissed the extra-judicial executions and other human rights abuses that have occurred and continue unabated during Mrs. Arroyo?s six-year presidency, saying the number of those journalists, activists, leftists, lawyers and even priests and Protestant bishops, is a mere speck of blood that flowed, compared to the number of political murders and human rights violations committed during the term of the late strongman, Ferdinand Marcos.
    The cardinal who did not appear to be bothered by the political killings, disappearances, torture and other human rights abuses under the Arroyo regime, echoed the Malaca񡮧 and Armed Forces of the Philippines? (AFP) line, saying it is not just the military that has engaged in these political murders, stressing that the (communist) rebels are deeply involved in these political killings.
    Sorry for saying this but even our (rebel) brothers
    are involved in the killings. But I think what we should do now is to do away with the sin and killings and that all will commit to stop the killings and I think we would all be at peace, Rosales said.
    COMMENT: for a start the Cardinal is comparing Ferdinand Marcos when it was a dicratorship and now under this evil woman when she has NOT declared Martial Law.
    Second where is the moral guidence of this Cardinal, has he abolished it, if so he should announce this to the Catholic followers which for this very reason is becoming smaller and smaller in followers.
    I try to understand these church leaders for being silent on these issues but to dismissed the extra-judicial executions and other human rights abuses that have occurred and continue unabated during Mrs. Arroyo?s six-year presidency, saying the number of those journalists, activists, leftists, lawyers and even priests and Protestant bishops, is a mere speck of blood, especially coming from a Cardinal is too much Phew!
    There’s no wonder that Catholic followers are becoming less and less.

  121. chi - March 27, 2007 11:20 am

    No problemo. Nagagalit lang ako pag may bumibira kay Ellen,sa Ellenville at sa mga “scream therapists” kung tawagin ng mga henyo.

  122. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 11:25 am

    The saying I constantly hear of a congressman who having been shot looks up to a General and says “General whats happening to out country” it should be re-written as this “Cardinal whats happening to our country”

  123. Reyna Elena - March 27, 2007 11:33 am

    @WWNL

    Essentially, Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales is telling us that the spate of killing are nothing more than kurot sa pisngi and that more is gonna come because it’s not yet at the level of a the political murders and human rights violations committed during the term of the late strongman, Ferdinand Marcos.

  124. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 12:35 pm

    chi:
    Thanks for your correction, your right that I should say anti-Arroyo even though I’m so sick of this Administration and some heads of these Institution. But to say Government is my mistake. I am sorwee …Hahaha!
    Seriously thanks for your comment chi.

  125. nelbar - March 27, 2007 12:37 pm

    Queen Helen:

    Natural lang na kontrahin ni Gaudencio Rosales ang mga nasa Europa dahil hindi na yan sakop ng Vatican Council.
    Gusto kasi ni Gaudencio Rosales na ang mga Pilipinong Katoliko ay hawak pa rin ng kung sino ang namumuno sa Roma.

    Nagtataka pa rin ako sa mga Kristyanong Pilipino kung bakit sunod-sunoran pa rin sa kung ano ang pinapauso sa Vatican City.

  126. Diego K. Guerrero - March 27, 2007 2:11 pm

    Is Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales a recipient of Pagcor funds?

  127. Mrivera - March 27, 2007 2:19 pm

    si cardinal rosales, NINONG ni da glued? hisusmaryusip!!!

    banal na tao, sumusuporta sa SUGO ng IMPIYERNO!

  128. alegadown - March 27, 2007 2:24 pm

    aba! dapat pa bang ipagtataka yang issue ng Roma at simbahan? saan ba napupunta ang koleksyon ng simbahan di ba sa Roma? at ano naman kaya sa palagay nyo ang mga magagandang nagawa ng simbahan sa patuloy na paghihikahos ng mga mahihirap? meron nga ba? eh sila pa nga ang tanggap ng tanggap ng pera di ba? lalo na’t galing sa PAG-COR…..charity daw? sino ba ang nagmamay-ari ng mga mamahaling unibersidad at mga kolehiyo ng bansa? di ba ang mga taga simbahan? ngayon gusto pang pumapapil? naks naman…. kapal nyo!

  129. we-will-never-learn - March 27, 2007 4:09 pm

    If people are suspicious of statements coming from Cardinal Rosales they shouldn’t be blamed when they still remember the invitation to the Palace and receiving brown envelopes. Corruption has reached every corner of our society including priests alongside – AFP – PNP – Judges – Lawyers – Congressmen – Senators – Custome – Immigration – Comelec – and along comes this fool of a Health Secretary Duque admitting not only for the first time (due to being in denial) but that 1B peso is not enough funding to solve the hunger problem of the poor.
    Cardinal Rosales what is happening to our country?

  130. nelbar - March 27, 2007 5:01 pm

    cleriko-pasista ang tawag sa mga kauri ni Gaudencio Rosales!

    wala silang pakialam sa bansang Pilipinas, basta ang mahalaga sa kanila ay mailatag ang agenda ng Vatican dito sa Isla ng Pilipinas na dating sakop ng bansang isa sa bumubuo ng Europa!

  131. anna de brux - March 27, 2007 7:16 pm

    Extraordinary! I wonder if Cardinal Rosales is losing his mind, i.e., becoming senile.

  132. anna de brux - March 27, 2007 7:23 pm

    Tongue,

    After reading your post March 27th, 2007 at 6:32 am and I quote,

    BTW, Ellen, care to look at DJB/GSDC’s post on his blog? (philippinecommentary.blogspot.com/2007/03/hunger-stats-reflect-vicious-filipino.html) still on the hunger issue.

    Dean has completely contradicted himself once again (the last one when he used to think the devil of Dutch en toto and then turned around 180° when Vornis apparently “said” PPT was a Kangaroo Court) – he contradicts everybody here as know it all but how on earth can he BE SOOOOOOOOOOOO SURE himself that the incidence of hunger cited by SWS has no leg to stand on? Did he personally count the families who have been victims of hunger?

    Does that mean that because he has some scientific background, he alone knows? Ho hum hmmm…

  133. ystakei - March 27, 2007 8:40 pm

    Now, I know why we have the same brown out in Ellen’s blog again. Ang tagal kong nag-enjoy ng walang interruption sa blog ni Ellen hanggang sa bumalik na naman iyong salot! Watch out! May bagong alias na naman ang dating Cyberspace Al Capone ni Tiyanak! Ingat sa mga PC ninyo!

  134. Tilamsik - March 27, 2007 9:10 pm

    Pagkaing kaisipan para kay Cardinal Rosales:

    Prayleng Kastila sugo ng dimonyo ginamit ang simbahan at kampana para kamkamin ang lupa at magahasa si Maria Clara at hangga ngayon buhay at patuloy na tumtampalasan sa Bayan.

  135. Mrivera - March 27, 2007 9:12 pm

    cardinal rosales’ is one case of insensitivity on the plight of the suffering poor while being passive over the abuses of the government expected to be protecting its people. is it still not clear why most of catholic devotees belonging to the lower class stop practicing their faith? aren’t the church officials aware they are becoming the very cause of its flock’s deterioration?

  136. Mrivera - March 27, 2007 9:17 pm

    anyway, even the church does not accept administering services for free! everything comes with a price!

    is there anyone here whose dead was given the last sacrament for free?

  137. guy_and_mind - March 27, 2007 9:43 pm

    Ako’y nalulungkot sa mga pahayag ni Cardinal Rosales. He knew that most of the victims of murder are not rebels who carried fire arms in the mountain. Instead of telling gloria to stop the killing he even scolded the americans, obviously the senator boxer to mind their own business of human rights violation in some areas in the world. Parang manhid itong Cardinal na ito. tanga sya dahil pinagtatanggol at pilit pinag tatkpan ang mga ginagawang pagpapatay ng mga tauhan ni gloria. Naku cardinal rosales hindi kami katulad mo na bulag ang bingi, kulang na lang na sabihin ng mga tauhan ni gloria na sila ang pumapatay.. lahat ng indiksasyon nagapahayag na merong state policy ang gobyerno ni gloria na ubusin ang lahat ng progresibong grupo….as a tax payer in this country, i just want to end this killing and bring all the mastermind to the international court of justice. Cardinal rosales is guilty of doing nothing, and mga sinasabi nya na ” stop the killing” ay sinasabi rin ni gloria at mga alipores nya..

  138. guy_and_mind - March 27, 2007 9:45 pm

    walang pinag kaiba si cardinal rosales kina bunye, ermita at defensor.

  139. anna de brux - March 27, 2007 10:34 pm

    Dean,

    Am so surprised there’s even a Vornis who sees things that way among millions in The Netherlands, after all didn’t you say that the Dutch “really are the biggest state sponsors of terrorism in the Philippines.”?

    With your uncanny infallible knowledge on all things Dutch, am even surprised to learn here in your blog that there’s one in their midst who ain’t into state sponsorship of terrorism in Pinas.

  140. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 28, 2007 1:18 am

    Nanahimik, Anna, admission of guilt?
    —–
    Guy and Mind, walang dahilan para ikumpara ni Rosales ngayon ang human rights violations ng America sa Iraq sa violations ng militar natin. Simula ng naging Democrat-dominated ang Kongreso ni Uncle Sam ang direksiyon ay papunta nang withdrawal sa Iraq, dahil alam nilang nagkamali sila ng paniwalaan nila si “W” sa weapons of mass destruction na kesyo may smoking gun daw, wala naman pala.

    Simula na ng pagtatama, hindi ng pagtatakip. Iyan ang malinaw sa programa ng Democrats na nagbigay na ng tentative Iraq pullout date ng March 24, 2008. Ibig sabihin niyan, umamin na ang mga Kano na mali sila sa giyera ng Iraq.

    Si Gloria ba umamin na, na ang mga ahente niya ang pumaslang sa mga maka-kaliwang Pinoy? Kahapon, SinongAling Gloria na naman ang humarap sa Manila Hotel sa samahan ng mga peryodista ng buong mundo upang muli, at walang kurap, na itakwil ang pamamaslang ng mga journalists?

    Ang kapal ng mukha, kahit pa nagngingitian ang mga puti na nakunan ng video habang naglilitanya na naman ng kasinungalingan ang walanghiyang Bansot.

    Tangnang Pandak iyan, tuwing makakahawak ng mikropono, iba ang lumalabas sa bibig, lason sa isip, galing makamandag na laway!

  141. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 28, 2007 1:30 am

    Si Luzviminda ba iyong nangangampanya para sa PEP Coalition dito? Hindi pala lumusot sa screening ng Comelec para accredited party-lists ang PEP na samahan ng mga magulang na wala na ngang pangmatrikula sa kolehiyo, nabiktima pa ng mga malalaking kumpanya.

    Pero ang lintek na tricycle drivers association sa Mandaluyong na represented ng doktor na Kuya ni Chairman Abalos.

    Bakeet? Marginalized na rin ba si Doc? Dapat yung TODA niya dun na lang sa munisipyo pumapapel iyan, hindi sa Kongreso.

  142. ystakei - March 28, 2007 6:50 am

    Tanong lang. Magkano ba ang natatanggap ni Rosales mula kay Bansot to be her ever-willing spokesperson? Laki siguro ng tiba ng pareng iyan mula din kay Chavit Singson and other jueteng lords.

    Dismaya din ako doon kay Tobias sa mga sinabi niya tungkol sa pagiging gambling capital ng Pilipinas balang araw sa ilalim ng administrasyon ng mga burot. Bibilib na sana ako sa kaniya pero lahi din pala siya ni Padre Damaso ng nobela ni Rizal.

  143. cocoy - March 28, 2007 7:18 am

    Pumapel lang iyang mga obispo na iyan,dahil mahina ang koleksion sa simbahan ang mga tao ay pasingko-singko lang ang bigay kasi broke lahat,saan kukuha ng pantustos ang mga pare sa mga nagiging mga anak nila at hindi pa kasali ang mga nabuntis nila,Aber!

  144. chi - March 28, 2007 10:54 am

    Si Archbishop Cruz na lang ang tinitiwalaan ko!

    Pero talagang grabe itong si Pari na Rosales, hindi pa kunwari nagpahalata na ibinenta niya kay Tianak ang Luneta rally noong December, pero ngayon ay nahuli na siya dahil mas malaki ang kwenta Pagcor. Walang delekadesang biSHOP!

    Kaya ang Simbahang Katoliko ay paliit ng paliit ang mga miembro dahil sa ibinebenta sila ng kanilang mga bishops! Hindi masisisi ang mga Katolikong lumabas na ng simbahan dahil wala ng pinag-iba ang kanilang mga bishops noong panahon ng Kastila na sila ang sumisira sa pananampalataya dahil sa kanilang kakorapan!

  145. chi - March 28, 2007 10:59 am

    Si Soleil ang nangampanya sa PEP coalition. Sorry Soleil, ano ang gusto mong gawin natin kay Tianak at Abaloslos, ibalibag sa pader ng Comelec?! &*^&&^%%$#@* nila, isip-kuto kasi!

  146. anthony scalia - March 28, 2007 9:28 pm

    to Ellen, Malaya, ystakei, we-will-never-learn, tongue-twisted, and all the other fans of the “People’s Permanent Tribunal”:

    BAKIT WALANG NEWS ITEM SA “APPARENT” STATEMENT NG DUTCH AMBASSADOR ON PPT?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    AS ONE WISE SAGE ONCE SAID, “HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS THE LOUDEST”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  147. anthony scalia - March 28, 2007 9:40 pm

    to whom it may concern:

    Why are you still trying in vain to soften the impact of the simple description of PPT by Dutch Ambassador Vornis by saying the Phils is the least desired ambassadorial post in ASEAN?

    tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk
    masama yang in denial

    Say all you want – but it won’t change the truthfulness of Vornis’ description of the PPT. Just as Chavit Singson’s reputation did not negate his view on Erap in “juetenggate”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  148. anthony scalia - March 28, 2007 9:46 pm

    to luzviminda:

    “You should DIRECT THAT COMMENT TO THE ARROYO GOVERNMENT!”

    why should i? wala na ngang nagagawa at magagawa ang gobyerno, ipagpipilitan pang gobyerno ang gumawa!

    saka iha, baka gusto mong basahin ang post ko, na mensahe ko sa mga cause-oriented groups na dalawang dekada nang nagtatatalak, pero wala pa ring nagagawang mabuti. di pa rin nila ma-gets na walang magagawa ang pagtatatalak. masd nakatulong pa sana sila kung gunawa na lang sila ng katulad ng Gawad Kalinga.

  149. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 29, 2007 6:31 am

    Burot,
    Wala akong panahong makipag-usap sa baliw. Tama na itong komento ko baka sabihin mo pa binigyan kita ng atensiyon.

  150. anthony scalia - March 29, 2007 9:24 am

    “Missing another meal for a bottle of brandy because of the PPT verdict na mas masahol s’ya kesa kay Mackoy?!”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    “The PPT, a Kangaroo court? You don’t know what you’re saying.

    Ang kangaroo court, nandoon sa bayan ni BeniOng!”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    “Baka hindi ninyo alam, ang “Kangaroo Court” ng PPT ay binubuo nila Francois Houtart ng Belgium, na kapitbahay ni Anna; Oda Makoto ng Japan, barkada ni Ystakei; Oystein Tveter ng Norway, ninong ni Norphil. Yung tatlong iba pa, sina Irene Fernandez ng Malaysia, Ties Prakken ng Netherlands, at Lilia Solano ng Colombia, madalas dito nagba-blog.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    “Sinong nagsabing puro dakdak lang tayo dito?”

    tinanong pa! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    “One of the original convenors of the PPT, Makoto Oda, is an eminent and well-respected and well-known author and political analystin Japan and overseas.

    He has served as a judge in the PPT for the Philippines, and his judgment is definitely not something that anyone, especially the idiots can ignore.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    “Napapaghalataan lang ang mga walang alam!”

    Ikaw yon! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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  151. nelbar - March 29, 2007 11:31 am

    ATTN GAWAD KALINGA:

    Siguraduhin nyo lang na makakagawa kayo sa mababang basketbol court dun sa mga GK projects nyo!
    Yung basketbolahan na yan ay para dyan kay anthony scalia, mahilig kasing magdakdak ay hindi naman kaya o hindi abot.

    magpatuli ka muna anthony scalia, tamang-tama ngayon darating na bakasyon o summer para tumangkad ka!
    panay kasi ang lundag mo sa pagdada-dakdak eh hindi mo naman abot ang syutan ng bolahan, kasi nga ay lahing kupal ka!
    ayan nga eh, kitang-kita sa leeg mo ang namumuting mga keso de bolahan!

    mukhang hindi ka pa tagpos anthony scalia!

    ibig sabihin SUPOT!

    pamilyang supot ka ni hudas! bwiset!

  152. anthony scalia - March 29, 2007 12:16 pm

    to nelbar:

    “magpatuli ka muna anthony scalia, tamang-tama ngayon darating na bakasyon o summer para tumangkad ka!
    panay kasi ang lundag mo sa pagdada-dakdak eh hindi mo naman abot ang syutan ng bolahan, kasi nga ay lahing kupal ka!
    ayan nga eh, kitang-kita sa leeg mo ang namumuting mga keso de bolahan!”
    “mukhang hindi ka pa tagpos anthony scalia!”
    “ibig sabihin SUPOT!”
    “pamilyang supot ka ni hudas! bwiset!”

    Words that can only mean one thing – coming from the mouth of a certified:

    PPPPPP III KK KK OOOOOOO NN NN
    P P III KK KK 0 O NNNN NN
    PPPPPP III KKKK O O NN NN NN
    P III KK KK O O NN NN NN
    P III KK KK O O NN NN NN
    P III KK KK OOOOOOO NN NNNN

    you have new nicknames:

    nelbar pikon

    nelbar the PPT die-hard, or should it be

    nelbar the ‘imported kangaroo court’ die-hard

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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  153. we-will-never-learn - March 29, 2007 4:13 pm

    Hi everybody, thought I’d better check the Moon phases on the calendar, and yep! there’s a Full Moon tomorrow maybe thats why some seem to be going crazy!

  154. anthony scalia - March 29, 2007 4:29 pm

    “…there’s a Full Moon tomorrow…”

    hou hou hou hou hou houuuuuuuu (sound of one of the fans of the PPT)

    Wait, there was no full moon when all bloggers here showered praises on the PPT! Puro banyaga kasi kaya bilib na bilib! ‘Mental colony’ pa rin!

    So a full moon is not a precondition to going crazy.

    hou hou hou hou hou houuuuuuuu (sound of one of the fans of the PPT)

  155. nelbar - March 29, 2007 5:18 pm

    supot apologist!
    kaya pala myembro ng pamilyang supot ni Judas!

  156. anthony scalia - March 29, 2007 5:27 pm

    to nelbar:

    “supot apologist!
    kaya pala myembro ng pamilyang supot ni Judas!”

    Im just curious – why are you describing yourself?

  157. we-will-never-learn - March 29, 2007 6:01 pm

    Strange, I never mentioned any names, but if the cap fits then my advice is, wear it!

  158. anthony scalia - March 30, 2007 7:25 am

    “Strange, I never mentioned any names, but if the cap fits then my advice is, wear it!”

    Thanks for modelling the cap. It looks good on you and the rest of the PPT fans!

  159. BulusanBelle - April 1, 2007 3:10 pm

    I learned about Bicolano politics and its skuldeggery on my faher’s knee, my parents being also from Bicol and father being a politician too. Met also some of the new generation politicians,e.g. Alfelor Escudero, etc. Although they are sons of older politicos and got to where they are because of their fathers, at least they were Bicolanos so I shrugged my shoulders and accepted it as a fait accompli but Dato Arroyo!!!! Sure the Arroyos are from Camarines Sur but obviously this one is not. How can we stop these dynasties?1?!!!!! It is destroying the country! After Marcos was overthrown, akala ko may pag-asa na ang bayan. Dumaan na si Cory, si FVR pero wala pa rin overhaul of the graft and corruption yun pala a new set of carpetbaggers replaced the old ones. Have you ever watched the movie “The Carpetbaggers”? it is an old Harold Robins novel made into a movie. History repeats itself. After more than 2 decades working for the government and keeping my nose clean, I threw up my hands and emigrated.

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