‘Mike Arroyo is NBN deal mystery man’

by Dennis Gadil

Jose de Venecia III yesterday said Miguel “Mike” Arroyo tried to bully him into backing out from the controversial national broadband network project in favor of Zhong Xing Telecommunications Equipment Corp. (ZTE), the Chinese company allegedly sponsored by Elections chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr.

mike-arroyo.jpg“It is with a heavy heart that I cannot deny that it was First Gentleman Mike Arroyo at the reconciliatory meeting,” De Venecia said at the first hearing by the Senate blue ribbon into the allegedly overpriced $329 million contract.

De Venecia, son of Speaker Jose de Venecia, earlier said there was a “powerful” man who joined Abalos in asking him to drop the bid of his company, Amsterdam Holdings Inc., during a meeting at Wack Wack Golf Club also attended by Transport Secretary Leandro Mendoza.

joey-de-venecia.jpgThe young De Venecia said an angry Arroyo pointed a finger at him during the “reconciliatory” meeting and told him in a loud voice to “back off.”

De Venecia, using Iloilo Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico as a prop, demonstrated before the committee chaired by Sen. Alan Cayetano how Arroyo tried to bully him.

Suplico has filed a case before the Supreme Court to void the ZTE contract. He was also invited by the blue ribbon as a resource person.

De Venecia said the finger of the Arroyo was only two inches away from his face.

De Venecia said it was clear to him that Arroyo was brought to the meeting by Abalos to intimidate him.

He said the meeting took place in the middle of March this year in a function room alongside the veranda of Wack Wack clubhouse in Mandaluyong City.

De Venecia said Arroyo was wearing a white barong tagalog during the meeting.

“I do, however, want to make clear that it was his presence alone that I observed and I have no other indication of his participation in the NBN project or the deal with ZTE,” De Venecia said.

De Venecia said the meting was arranged by Mendoza.

He said in the same meeting, Abalos told him that the he had already forgiven him of his sins.

De Venecia said he ignored Abalos’ remark.

De Venecia said Arroyo and Abalos left him alone at the table after the First Gentleman’s outburst.

Mr. Arroyo left Monday on board a Cathay Pacific flight for Hong Kong . His final destination was reportedly Spain. He was accompanied by his cousin Benito Araneta.

The senators said they are likely to subpoena Arroyo.

The senators also agreed to issue subpoenas to Mendoza, Trade Secretary Peter Favila and Higher Education Chairman Romulo Neri, who was planning secretary when the deal with ZTE was signed, after the three failed to appear at yesterday’s hearing.

The three Cabinet members said their appearance would violate the sub judice rule as the case filed by Suplico is now being heard by the Supreme Court.

De Venecia said he believed that President Arroyo was not aware of the kickbacks asked by Abalos from the ZTE officials.

“I’m quite clear that my personal knowledge is that the President is not involved in this controversy,” he said on questioning of Sen. Francis Pangilinan.

De Venecia added: “The assertion is that it was only chairman Benjamin Abalos who came to me to negotiate a cooperative partnership with AHI with regards to the national broadband contract.”

He added his father was not involved in the controversy.

“My President and my Speaker are not aware of the technological intricacies of the NBN project. But they’re aware of the project,” De Venecia said.

Sen. Francis Chiz Escudero, however, said Mr. Arroyo’s intervention on behalf of Abalos indicated involvement on the part of President Arroyo.

Escudero said Secretary Mendoza is an alter ego of the President and his actions indicated the “involvement of Malacañang.”

“It was the First Gentleman who told me to back off and it was not my president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who told me to back off,” De Venecia said.

De Venecia referred to President Arroyo as “my president” all throughout the hearing.

De Venecia’s unusual reference to the President prompted Escudero and Senators Panfilo Lacson and Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal to say they do not consider Mrs. Arroyo as “their president.”

De Venecia said he had no intentions of seeking to bring down the Arroyo government when he linked Mr. Arroyo to the ZTE deal.

He also apologized to the family of retired police general Edgar Dula whom he mistakenly named as part of the “entourage” of Abalos every time a meeting was held on the broadband project.

De Venecia said it was retired police general Quirino de la Torre who was present during the meetings.

De la Torre was reportedly the comptroller of the PNP when it was headed by Mendoza. De la Torre was nominee of the party list Alliance of Neo-Conservatives which lost in the last elections.

Aside from De la Torre, De Venecia also named Ruben Reyes and Jimmy Paz as the companions of Abalos during their meetings. Reyes is said to be a classmate of Diosdado “Buboy” Macapagal Jr., younger brother of President Arroyo, while Paz is a staffer of Abalos.

They will be the subjects of the subpoena the Senate is expected to issue.

De Venecia said he could not determine if the companions of Abalos were participants in the alleged kickback scheme.

“There’s no way to question their motives in sitting in those meetings.” He said.

De Venecia said he was not afraid that Malacañang might oust his father as Speaker in retaliation.

“Trying to unseat him would be the worst thing to do to a man who has been loyal and has his own vision for the country. I will not retract my statement. If invited to the House for the same investigation, I will stay the same thing there,” De Venecia said.

He said he came out because he could not stomach the $130 million commission demanded by Abalos from ZTE, “a burden that would be shouldered by his generation and the future generation.”

“This is my small contribution in fighting corruption,” he said.

Lacson said President Arroyo seemed to be in the know about the ZTE deal as she was in Shenzhen, China, in October of last year for a “golf tour” in the company of Mr. Arroyo, Speaker De Venecia, Abalos and ZTE officials.

The young De Venecia said he knew about the Shenzhen meeting.

On questioning by Lacson, De Venecia later said President Arroyo was indeed aware that Abalos was pushing ZTE to undertake the project.

The young De Venecia said President Arroyo told Abalos to just pattern the ZTE proposal after the one submitted by AHI.

He said he knew about this from his father who overheard the conversation between President Arroyo and Abalos.

De Venecia said even if a bidding is conducted, his company will no longer participate.

Cayetano said the hearing will resume tomorrow.

In deciding to issue subpoenas, Cayetano said there is nothing in the rules that say these should be preceded by invitations.

Escudero said the excuse given by the Cabinet secretaries was unacceptable.

“Sub judice cannot be invoked as an excuse not to attend the proceedings of these honorable committees. Our rules are clear on the matter. The fact that there is a pending case before any courts – administrative, civil or criminal – is not an excuse or reason for us not to hear and conduct an inquiry on the matter,” he said.

Cayetano earlier said that Transport Undersecretary Lorenzo Formoso had confirmed his attendance but did not show up.

ZTE vice president Yu Yong could not be located.

The decision to dispense with invitations before issuing subpoenas was suggested by Senate minority leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr.

“Some persons fly away from the territory of this country… which is an admission of guilt… This is an indication that they will not honor an invitation so I would suggest to issue subpoenas directly to people of this nature,” Pimentel said.

Pimentel also asked Cayetano to have Neri “bodily dragged” to the session hall where the ZTE hearing is ongoing.

“We have to assert the dignity of this chamber, we cannot just allow people to say one thing and act differently from what they represent in their letters,” Pimentel said.

Neri reportedly was offered $10 million to endorse the broadband project as planning secretary. – With JP Lopez

Related stories:

Inquirer:Mike A is mystery man

JDV stands by Joey

Joey de Venecia’s affidavit


Photo captions:

1. Mike Arroyo (photo from BBC/Google)

2. Joey de Venecia (from Malaya)

September 18, 2007 2:40 pm   Posted in: Politics

152 Responses

  1. maarte - September 18, 2007 2:45 pm

    If the Mystery Man is Mike Arroyo, what’s next? Babalik ba iyang gagong iyan agad? In his absence, it would again be his highly paid Bulakeno lawyer Atty. Jesus Santos doing the talking. Expect all lies coming from this bastard again.

  2. maarte - September 18, 2007 2:59 pm

    Eto naman si Iggy Arroyo…he came to his brother’s rescue by saying his brother’s trip has long been planned. Ulol ! Siya na nga ang umako sa Pidal, ngayon na naman? He might again admit he’s the Mystery Man to save his brother’s fat ass.

  3. Golberg - September 18, 2007 3:03 pm

    Sabi na nga ba eh!
    He did’nt saw a light! If he did, it was a Philips or a General Electric flourescent lamp or a Chang Wai lighting fixture inside his private room in St. Luke’s medical center.
    Pagkatapos ng operation, nagbabasa na siya ng Bible.
    Bible nga kaya yun? O baka naman comics ng pugad baboy at ang pabalat ay Bible?

  4. spread eagle - September 18, 2007 3:05 pm

    I never expect that Joey De Venecia III demonstrated something that his father did not show all this years, BALLS. Big Congratulations to you Joey Boy. Perhaps one of these days we can do some business together. Hey youll never know. With regards to the Mystery Man, the whole nation knows that all transaction specially foreign investment has to pass the gauntlet of corrupt officials. With this brazen display of disregard to DELICADEZA, it is quite embarassing just like Joey was saying on his experience in China when Aba-Lost demanded his cut. Do you guys smell what the hell is cookin… Impeachment finally…. This puts Erap in the nursery category. The deal needs to be junked plain and simple, jail all the personalities involved, more so do it like in China, FIRING SQUAD. The Senate should start using their real power anyone that they invite and refuse, arrest them and jail them. Start cleaning the house from the top so we achieve an actual clean up. Start with the Supreme Court – jail all the Prostitutes there, Executive and last but not the least the Legislative and hey dont forget the Prostitutes in the Military. If and when they run put of jail to accomodate Sergio Apostol and the equally stupid Nograles, Angie Reyes, oooh Totie Bunye and DOJ Chief Si-Raulo Gonzalez, dont worry we can temporarily house them in a pig sty, perfect place where they belong.

    Dont worry guys, with the current global banking rules, lets see what will happen. Once Arroyo becomes dispensable to the interest of other countries, she will be spit out like a spoiled balut. He he he, He went to Germany, huh, I hope Allan never used the word “Waiver” and instead used other term like an “Authorization to Verify” so that Fat Bastard cant get away with the issue. I remember how pissed I was watching it on ANC when he said to Allan something like “you dont have the balls to accept our offer for you to come to Germany. That was the most stupid thing I ever heard.

  5. Diego K. Guerrero - September 18, 2007 3:11 pm

    Joey De Venecia also revealed that shameless Comolek Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. was asking his final tong-commission from ZTE officials. Kapalmuks talaga!

  6. parasabayan - September 18, 2007 3:12 pm

    Even if the “mystery man” is unveiled if the “mystery woman” is still at large, bale wala rin ang lahat ng dramang ito! Just like the Pidal case, this will be hot at first and lalangawin din in the end because all the witnesses are bribed with positions, contracts and money! I am skeptical of the outcome of the hearings. Look at what is happening to the “hello Garci”. It is disgusting that the senate is centered on Doble’s life and not what he had witnessed-the wiretapping. Walang mangyayari dahil ang mga alipores ni tiyanak ay bayaran! At ang mga iba sa senado ay senatongs at ang nasa lower house ay mga representathieves! Same same! Cayetano and Escudero better shape up! Kumilos kayo bago huli ang lahat!

    With all the anomalies left and right related to the tiyanak and her alipores, the Senate have their hands full. I do not want to be in their shoes right now.

  7. spread eagle - September 18, 2007 3:15 pm

    Pahabol:

    Now Allan can tell Arroyo a line something like this ” Yo Mikey, Wassup, now, who is your Daddy? So I dont have balls, huh. Let us see, sooner or later ‘ You will be my biaatche” . Mikey your worst nightmare is about to begin, but I believe, Allan is fair enough to give him chance to explain. This time no more waiver, ano na lang daw, Waive na lang as in Bye Bye I am going inside..

    Chavit ikaw na ang susunod…

  8. vonjovi2 - September 18, 2007 3:47 pm

    Sana naman ay may mangyari na sa pag iimbistiga nila. At sana ay hindi matulad si Jr. Tenga kay Sec. Teves na biglang kabig at nakalimutan kung sino ang padrino sa overprice deal sa boradband. Yan ang hirap sa mga magnanakaw kapag nilamangan mo ay ibubulgar ka nila. Hindi bale sila mag away away basta lang huwag makakalamang ang isa sa kanila. Kapag nakakalamang ang isa ay magagalit ang iba kaya ayan bulgaran na ang kinalalabasan. Sila rin ang mag papahamak sa mga kalokohan or kanilang pandaraya. Magagalit ang mga GERMSNERAl at wala silang parte. Si Abalos ang kumita ng husto dahil laway lang ang puhunan niya at may DOLYARES agad.
    Si Big One ay magaling at ayun lipad sa ibang bansa para maka iwas sa Senado. Na iwan si Little One.. pero kulang ang sinabi ni Jr. Tenga dahil hindi pa niya nilahad ng husto. Si Little one ay kabado na.. Tiyanak talaga

  9. cocoy - September 18, 2007 4:27 pm

    spread eagle;

    Well, Well! Look who’s talking!It’s a standing joke that JDV clone gets to deliver the bad news, that his big misery man is gone. He was cold and snappish in the outset, and cringe before the displeasure of his rude prick dad. I had actually assumed that the ZTE deal expose is a scripted run-up that Junior thought he could get a large masang pilipino to join him simply because he is the son of the speaker and when he told about the mystery man Pinoy will praise him, Ulol, he talked because he did not get the deal. That turned out to be wrong. Junior never gave a damn about his people, so, with the Senior, They wanted to use these scam deal, having thought that people would magically believe because people everywhere just wanna hear and do nothing about it, He has been revealed to be even more of an idiot than I previously thought. Grow up Junior! Your subject had escaped.

    Let me quote what Abraham Lincoln– ” I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ”

    Our whole freaking government system is severely screwed-up and needs fixing. Unfortunately, most of it if not all, our legislatures are adamant in their belief that the current system or process cannot be changed, reformed. They all compromised. Sadly, this may be true, I seriously doubt it. If they won’t half of the 81 million Filipinos can .

  10. Ka Enchong - September 18, 2007 4:28 pm

    Notes on the ZTE-NBN brouhaha and the Senate hearing:

    * Up to a certain point, I was looking at Joey de Venecia with suspicion behind his motives. After seeing him teary-eyed as he described the strain created by his revelations on his relationship with his father, I became more convinced that he is telling his piece of truth. I may not entirely believe his grand motive of doing something “for my own generation, and for the generations to follow”, but, I now believe that there is something noble in his motive.

    * His way of referring to Aling Gloria as “my President” betrays only his efforts to protect whatever is left of his relationship with his father. His well pronounced accent on the word “my” however sounded more of his attempt at sarcasm. His words may unmistakably sound like he was clearing Aling Gloria of involvement, but, I think, he is well aware that he had already dragged her into the mess by identifying Mike Arroyo as the mystery man.

    * I saw Senator Enrile in the panel but I did not hear him speak even once. I may have turned my television on quite late.

    * I suspected that Mike Arroyo is involved in the controversy all along. What I don’t understand is why I feel more outraged after knowing what I already expected to know.

    * How brazen can this government get? Mike Arroyo flying out of the country on the very eve of a Senate hearing that would cause Joey de Venecia to name the “mystery man”? I presume, representations were made to keep Joey from revealing Mike Arroyo’s involvement before. The flight plan may have been hatched only after Joey mentioned the “mystery man”. Flight is a sign of guilt, didn’t Mike Arroyo know that? Indeed, didn’t Aling Gloria know that?

    * Where is the collective outrage now? lantaran na ang panggagago nitong gobyernong ito sa sambayanang sinumpaang paglilingkuran! It’s only now that I feel I’ve had enough reasons to borrow Aling Yuko’s (and B&W’s)famous line: PATALSIKIN NA! NOW NA!

  11. we-will-never-learn - September 18, 2007 4:34 pm

    Who would have ever thought that when the Bigger Pig was looking to get Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano expelled from Congress that so soon the boot would be on the other foot. But as expected the frigging coward that this bully known as the Big Pig took flight instead of facing the music – now commentators are saying we must be careful because the Big Pig has a bad heart condition – Let’s Get It On!

  12. naguilenya - September 18, 2007 4:36 pm

    Ang ipinagtataka ko lang, bakit nong time na inoperahan si FG Mike, walang nakuhang pera sa katawan niya. Saang “piggy bank” kaya niya tinatago ang mga allegedly “kinita” niya?

  13. Ka Enchong - September 18, 2007 4:54 pm

    “That turned out to be wrong. Junior never gave a damn about his people, so, with the Senior, They wanted to use these scam deal, having thought that people would magically believe because people everywhere just wanna hear and do nothing about it, He has been revealed to be even more of an idiot than I previously thought. Grow up Junior! Your subject had escaped.”

    Pareng Cocoy,

    You may be right. I had the same reservations before. During the entire hearing, Joey did not even come out, at least to me, as the eloquent speaker I expected him to be. I may be too emotional having taken his strained-relations-between-me-and-Dad “theatrics”, pero para sa akin, mas naging kapanipaniwala siya at mas naging malinaw ang posibilidad na may sakripisyo rin siya sa paglalahad na ito. Siguro, I am just applying my own view of how a father-son relationship should be.

    When I saw him teary-eyed, the first question that came to my mind was “dati ba itong artista?”. Having recalled that not one movie ever featured him even as an extra, I softened up. If it were Jinggoy’s or Mikey Arroyo’s eyes, I would have dismissed it outright as just another crap.

    It’s easy to see the perspective of a losing bidder who’s gone into sourgraping but it’s more difficult to justify going to war against your old man. Now more than ever, I believe Joey de Venecia is telling his piece of the truth- whatever his motives are.

  14. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 5:05 pm

    MARCOS time:
    “The Philippines is a nation of 40 million cowards and one son of a bitch. by unnamed ranking cabinet member of the Reagan administration”

    PIDAL time:
    “the Philippines is a a nation of 85 million God-fearing people and A little bitch and her fat bully who will certainly go to hell and meet Marcos”

  15. Chabeli - September 18, 2007 5:27 pm

    Mister ni ma’am ang mystery man.

  16. Chabeli - September 18, 2007 5:31 pm

    Gosh, I just caught the President on TV speaking to the nation about ordering Leandro Mendoza to expalin the ZTE deal to the Supreme Court..she looked terrible ! The no make-up & eye bags made her seem that she hadn’t slept a wink. She looked that she should feel – problematic. This ZTE broadband deal seems to be a far bigger problem than the “Hello..Garci”.

  17. Chabeli - September 18, 2007 5:31 pm

    Ooops.. should read: She looked what she should feel..

  18. Chabeli - September 18, 2007 5:32 pm

    It’s Gloria who should “Back Off” !!!

  19. Ka Enchong - September 18, 2007 5:39 pm

    Chavit is to Erap as JoeyDV is to Aling Gloria.

    Now, would it be too difficult for our “representatives” to cross party lines and endorse Abalos’ and GMA’s impeachment?

  20. Mrivera - September 18, 2007 5:54 pm

    ka enchong,

    ang bayad! ang bayad!

    sayang ‘yun, MILYON pa naman ‘yun!

  21. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 5:57 pm

    How many more mega scandals can we tolerate as a people from this kletopmaniac couple,Mr and Mrs.Pidal???

  22. Ka Enchong - September 18, 2007 6:00 pm

    Ka Magno,

    Kaya nga ba maling ikumpara ang mag ‘yan sa buwaya e. Ang buwaya nabubusog; ang mga ‘yan, walang kabubusugan.

    Nagtawag na si Binay ng rally sa Biyernes. Ganda sigurong hintayin yan… pero mas okey siguro kung mas maaga, as in, ngayon na.

  23. Tilamsik - September 18, 2007 6:13 pm

    Tilamsik’s antique:

    “Gising na Bayan Tanghali Na..!”

    Tara na sa Kalsada!

  24. tikbalang - September 18, 2007 6:30 pm

    Puno na ang salop, dapat ng kalusin. Mga kababayan dapat ng umpisahan habang mainit pa, sugod na sa Malakanyang.

  25. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 6:43 pm

    “Kung hindi ngayon,kailan pa?
    Kung di tayo ,sino pa?”

  26. ystakei - September 18, 2007 7:01 pm

    Now is the chance of Cayetano to prove his worth by putting his own evidences on the table against the Fat Guy. What he is said to keep in his file can never be obsolete but relevant to exposing the dirty deals the Fat Guy has been doing to increase his family assets. These opposition senators should join hands in exposing these criminals who are squatting at the palace by the murky river. Walang dapat na nagbibida-bidahan kasi ang bida dapat ay mga taumbayan!

  27. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 7:09 pm

    The Pidal couple keep testing testing the patience of the Filipino people with one scandal after another.

    And they know the scenario over and over again….we have a very SHORT memory and we are just too busy trying to survive.

    So,they will do it again again and again and again! Infinitum…

    They have learned well from the Marcoses.

  28. ystakei - September 18, 2007 7:17 pm

    “Mike Arroyo trip long planned,” says his lawyer. Of course, he has planned his trip in case he is exposed and needs to hide!!! It’s his usual “excuse.”

    Hopefully, when he goes to the US, someone can tip off the US government about his money laundering activity so the Fat Guy can be apprehended and investigated by US authorities on his illegal activities. It should be done likewise by countries in Europe. The Interpol should be notified about the forthcoming Senate summon for the Fat Guy. There is actually such kind of procedure to bring all criminals to justice.

  29. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 7:58 pm

    http://www.rickycarandang.com/?p=112#comment-5322

    read Speaker De Venecia’s statement in Ricky Carandang’s blog

  30. chi - September 18, 2007 8:02 pm

    Golberg Says:

    September 18th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Sabi na nga ba eh!
    He did’nt saw a light!
    ***

    Golberg,

    It’s dark light that Mike Pidal saw!

  31. chi - September 18, 2007 8:05 pm

    At nilayasan lang tayo ng lintek na Big Baboy! OK, make the news an international sensation so foreign countries will shoo him back here. Taragis!

    Bible student daw. Buti pa ang mga tunay na Bible students denounce this impostor of Mike Pidal!

  32. chi - September 18, 2007 8:07 pm

    Hey boy Joey de Venecia, you earned my WOW! Sige, ituloy mo bata. Hindi ka anak ng tatay mo ngayon…hanggang dugo lang!

  33. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 8:08 pm

    I salute Speaker Joe De Venecia for raising such a fine young man.To be honest,I had my initial skepticism about his earlier revelations.

    But I have now arrived at the conclusion he is telling the “inconvenient truth”.I asked myself “what does Joey have to gain by antagonizing the powers that be and straining his relationship with his very political father?”

    NADA!Nothing at all!

    Speaker Joe,I hope we all learn a lesson or two from our sons! They are braver,more principled these days!

    I know realize that this world will not end soon.

    JOEY:Be brave,be steadfast! I will include you in my prayers!

  34. chi - September 18, 2007 8:16 pm

    At least, this boy JdV identified the ZTE mystery man unlike Neri and Teves na nagtatago!

    Referring to Gloria Lucifers as “my president”, halatang he’s softening the impact of the scandal for whatever reasons (sa tatay siguradong interes, or baka ibigay sa kanila ang project when decided to have another bidding…who knows). But for now, (as we are living from moment to moment under the Kwin of Korap), I’m happy that meron siyang bayag na ituro si Mike Pidal!

  35. chi - September 18, 2007 8:18 pm

    Ellen,

    I’m curious, who’s the mother of Joey dV?

  36. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 8:20 pm

    the daughter of the late Speaker PEREZ.Joey has his mother’s genes

  37. chi - September 18, 2007 8:24 pm

    Chabs,

    Hahah! You me me happy describing the ugly woman Pidal as you saw her on TV.

    Read this opinion by Raymond Burgos “Bakit walang takot kay GMA si Secretary Leandro Mendoza? http://www.abante.tonite.com

    Kwento ko sana pero mahaba, siensya ka na.

  38. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 8:25 pm

    De Venecia married Victoria Perez and had 4 children: Alexandra (Sandra), Leslie, Vivian, and Jose III (Joey). Their marriage, however, ended in a divorce, and Perez now lives in Albany, New York.

  39. chi - September 18, 2007 8:29 pm

    Yuko,

    I doubt if IpDye will make silip in ‘merika! Naka tip na ‘yan as the rest of the family. Hindi mo pansin, ang tagal ng wala sa kanila ang bumibwista sa US of A?

  40. chi - September 18, 2007 8:31 pm

    Thanks, TDC.

  41. Etnad - September 18, 2007 8:32 pm

    “The political noise has reached a very high decibel level. Producing that kind of noise is very expensive. So where is the money coming from?” sabi ni Santiago. E kung tanungin ko naman kaya etong Baho-Bungangang taong to na magkano ang ibinigay sa iyo para ipagtanggol ang mga Pidal. Sira ulo talaga ang babaeng ito … e kung yong $10 million nga di tinanggap tapos tinatanong niya kung saan galing ang perang ibinayad kay Mr. DeVenecia para lang magsalita.
    Ginang Senatong dapat tanggapin niyo na na kayong mga oldies gaya ni Enrile, Joker, at Gordon na puro pera lang ang nasa utak, na ang generasyon ngayon ay iba na. Pagmamalasakit sa ating bayan ang kanilang ini-isip hindi kagaya niyo na ang unang tanong niyo ay MAGKANO?
    Siguro panahon na para tayo ay umalsa ….. kailan pa tayo gagalaw ….. pag naningil na ng China ng mga pautang niya sa mga Pidal & Co. at pag hindi makabayad e hihilahin na ang ating Bansa para lang maibalik ang kuwalta nila. NOW NA!!!!!!!!

  42. men0k - September 18, 2007 8:35 pm

    One doesn’t have to be a genius to know that what MIDGET & her DOGS are doing are WRONG! Bakit nung EDSA 1, npakadali.. nung EDSA 2, npakadali?… nsan n ngaun sila HONASAN, ENRILE, RAMOS, CORY at ang simbahang katoliko,mga tga-Ateneo, tga-LaSalle, Makati Business Club,BAYAN, LFS, KMU, KMP… Nsan n ngaun ang mga sundalo na handang pagkingkuran ang Pilipino at Konstitustyon… Nsan na?… Akala ko ba para kayo sa kapakanan ng PILIPINAS?… Kasama n rin ba sa payroll ang mga ito ngaun?.. dati sigaw kayo ng sigaw sa EDSA n “Palayain ang Pilipinas”.. “Marcos/Erap Mandarambong!”… Ngaun ano ang tawag sa nkaupo?.. bakit walang tao sa kalsada?.. Nsan si Cory?.. Nsaan n ung mga nanguna sa dalawang EDSA?… Kalimutan na ung EDSA 3, kasi personal na dahilan kya merong EDSA 3.. Paghihiganti ang motibo nung EDSA 3.. pero ngaun iba na.. Hindi na ito about kay ERAP or kung ano p mang affiliations meron ka.. TUNGKOL N ITO SA PILIPINAS AT PERA NG BAWAT PILIPINO!… TUNGKOL NA ITO SA KLASE NG BANSA NA TITIRHAN NG MGA ANAK NATIN!…

    Let me share something I read from a book…

    “Whatever we leave behind today, OUR CHILDREN will have to live with it tomorrow”…

  43. chi - September 18, 2007 8:36 pm

    With the mystery man identified as Mike Pidal, wala ng lusot si KOMOLEK Abalos. Idemanda na, nasaan ang mga korap watch kuno! Start the impeachment against this SOB!

    Mike Pidal can be charged in court, he’s doesn’t enjoy immunity. Where are the korap watch again?

  44. Ka Enchong - September 18, 2007 8:43 pm

    “The political noise has reached a very high decibel level. Producing that kind of noise is very expensive. So where is the money coming from?” sabi ni Santiago.”

    Dante,

    Sa isang banda, parang sinabi rin ni Aling Miriam na ganyan siya magtrabaho. She’s willing to create a political noise that’s designed to reach a very high decibel if the price is right.

    I remembered that back during Erap’s impeachment trial, it was Aling Miriam who said that the natural course for a lawyer is to move to another firm that offers higher salaries- that was while attempting to discredit a witness, Atty. Jasmin Banal.

    Mukhang pera talaga. Tingnan mo, kamukhang kamukha ni Lapulapu doon sa lumang mamera.

    She has reached a point when her pronouncements no longer sound funny- irritating, annoying, disgusting- take your pick.

  45. Etnad - September 18, 2007 8:44 pm

    Wala na talagang tatalo sa mga ARROYO ….. kahit sa buong mundo. Sila na talaga ang pinaka-corrupt na tao. Nakakahiya kayo … dapat itapon kayo sa disyerto. Gahaman kayo talaga. Sa dinami-dami sa mga kababayan niyo na nagugutom pero ano ang mga pinag-gagawa niyo. Nakakahiya kayo. PUWEEEE!!!!!

  46. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 8:45 pm

    “There was no such meeting.

    This was how Benjamin Abalos Sr., chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), denied his and First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo’s involvement in the national broadband network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp.

    Abalos said the meeting at which Jose “Joey’’ de Venecia III claimed he was told to “back off” from the project by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s husband never happened.

    “It’s a big lie. There was no such meeting. Why don’t you ask Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza if there [was] such a meeting?” Abalos told reporters.”

    COMMISIONERer Abalos:You are an OLD LIAR! tou lied to your wife.you lied to us about the Maguindanao results.You lied to us about ZTE! Tell it to the Marines!(hope they get u soon)

  47. chi - September 18, 2007 8:48 pm

    men0k,

    Cory already made Noynoy a senator, tamame na s’ya!

    Bayan and BW are already happy with Erap’s conviction, tama na muna!

    Ramos enjoys being with Gloria, at least protektado s’ya at meron pang mga commission and news ’bout him here and there!

    Enrile and Gringo enjoys their millions of pork barrel and business protection for the former.

    MBC would rather have a Korap Kwin in their league than Erap the artista lang!

    Si arsobispo Rosales at bispo Soc Villegas ay mga mayordomo na ni Gloria Lucifera, while Mike Velarde is getting richer conniving with the impakta!

    Happy sila lahat except for:

    Walang tao sa kalsada kasi ay nasa overseas para mapakain at mapag-aral ang mga anak, sinadya iyan ni Gloria Lucifera!

    Ang mga poors are even poorer, walang laman ang tiyan para mag-martsa!

    Taragis!

  48. chi - September 18, 2007 8:52 pm

    TDC,

    Wala palang meeting as claimed by that Old Liar KOMOLEK Abalos, why didn’t he attend the Senate hearing then?! It’s obvious, Abalos hides something and protects somebodies!

  49. chi - September 18, 2007 8:55 pm

    Re: Mukhang pera talaga. Tingnan mo, kamukhang kamukha ni Lapulapu doon sa lumang mamera.

    Ka Enchong,

    Hindi kaya nasaktan ang native hero ng Mactan? Or were you referring to lapulapu, the isda with nguso na nakausli?

  50. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 8:57 pm

    “Senator Miriam Santiago said that the political noise that de Venecia has created cannot come out of nowhere.

    “The political noise has reached a very high decibel level. Producing that kind of noise is very expensive. So where is the money coming from?” she said.”

    Lady MIRIAM: C’est la poêle qui se moque du chaudron.
    The pot that calls the kettle black.

  51. vic - September 18, 2007 9:00 pm

    I was thinking all along that the Big Guy too sick to make any more deal going into his heart surgeries, but when it comes to big munchos, never too sick, and can even fly in a moment notice; he can run, but can he hide? He’s just too big to hide anywhere, money and physically, everybody can see him. Here’s comes Big Mike, gimme some of that…

  52. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 9:02 pm

    VIC: The real funny thing is that the Fat GUY can’t take it with him when he dies.Walong baon,not one centavo can be brought to hell…

  53. chi - September 18, 2007 9:06 pm

    Re: – now commentators are saying we must be careful because the Big Pig has a bad heart condition – Let’s Get It On!

    Right on, WWNL.

    Let’s bring his bad heart out to end!

    The Big Baboy Mike Pidal can die any second, I don’t give a damn!

  54. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 9:12 pm

    The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  55. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 9:16 pm

    “The Big Baboy Mike Pidal can die any second, I don’t give a damn!chi”

    heard FG is going to the “Bay of Pigs”in Cuba.Bakit kaya?

  56. chi - September 18, 2007 9:25 pm

    TDC,

    Baka susuhulan si Fidel Castro for his family’s permanent abode, just in case biglang pumihit and weder against them. heh!

  57. chi - September 18, 2007 10:35 pm

    Re: What transpired during the hearing, according to opposition senator and blue ribbon panel chairman Alan Peter Cayetano, showed that Mrs. Arroyo “knew more” about the contract.

    Cayetano, however, said it remains a “mystery” if the President also knew about the alleged bribes or was an active beneficiary of them. http://www.tribune.com

    ***

    Itong si AlanC, masyadong lumambot kay Gloria Lucifera. Nagiging gago itong si Alan, klarong-klaro sa mga balita e, hindi ba s’ya nagbabasa o nakikipaghuntahan kay Ping?!

    Of course, Gloria knows everything hanggang sa kaliit-liitan. Nag-witness na nga e! Sinabihan na si Neri na “just sign, it”, despite the knowledge of the P200M bribe!

    Ping Lacson already said that $75M went to the “Big One” and “Little One” who we now know are Mike and Gloria! At kasasabi lang ni JoeydV sa hearing ng BRC mismo na sinuhulan nga siya ni Abalos and was told to “back off” by Mike Pidal! Ano pang “mystery” ang dinadakdak nitong neophyte senator na ito.

    Naging asawa pa ni Mike Pidal si Gloria para hindi malaman ang kasuluk-sulukan ng illegal transactions ng ZTE and other anomalous deals entered into by each of the couple.

    Alan Cayetano, tinuin mo naman ang pinapawalan mo sa bibig mo!

  58. Chabeli - September 18, 2007 10:47 pm

    Chi, I couldn’t get into the “..opinion by Raymond Burgos “Bakit walang takot kay GMA si Secretary Leandro Mendoza? http://www.abante.tonite.com

  59. Etnad - September 18, 2007 10:52 pm

    Siyempre si Glorya ay kasama diyan sa hatian. Ano ako gago para maniwala na walang alam yang Glorya na yan. Pumunta nga sa China para lang mag-witness sa pirmahan kahit ang piggy ay naka-ratay sa kanyang karamdaman. Ang hirap kasi sa mga Arroyo ay akala nila lahat ng Noy-pi ay gago. Panahon na siguro para sabihin natin sa kanila na tama, sobra na. NOW NA!!!!!!

  60. mideast - September 18, 2007 11:05 pm

    here’s something to cool your nerves everyone. try & see who can give the best answer to this (farfetched?) scenario. read on:

    you were stranded on an isolated, uninhabited island somewhere in the pacific (your cruise ship sank as you were on a pleasure trip). as you were walking around one day, you found out that GMA, mike arroyo, hermogenes esperon, & the entire arroyo cabinet were also stranded in that island. what do you do?

    a) catch piranhas and cook it for them

    b) catch piranhas and cook them for the fish

    c) ignore them as if they don’t exist

    d) swim back to the sea and die happier

  61. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 11:09 pm

    c)ignore them and watch them as they eat each other .greed has no limits!

  62. vic - September 18, 2007 11:16 pm

    Watch them diving for the sunken treasures along with the cruise ship, theirs and the rest of the passengers, and see how the shares the loot and figure out how they share the looting at present…that’s none among the choices, but that what I’ll do.

  63. rose - September 18, 2007 11:21 pm

    TdC&Chi: I thought so..Joey’s mother is Vicky Perez, daughter of the late Speaker Perez..Vicky was three years my junior in High School. Daniel Romualdez’ children also went to that school.. and we used to see Imelda watching them..low profile lang si Vicky..ambitious lang ata si JdV kaya he was married to Vicky..
    Regardless of the doubts that we may have on his motives..he did good..for exposing the mystery of who was he/she?

  64. Taga de cebu - September 18, 2007 11:38 pm

    Expect IGGY Arroyo to claim very soon that it was himself ,not his brother,Jose Pidal,who was the one present in Wack Wack and told Joey to back off.That’s brotherly love !

  65. chi - September 18, 2007 11:49 pm

    Chabs,

    It’s about Lomibao’s appointment to the Land Transportation vice Berroya made by Gluerilla several weeks ago that Mendoza is not implemeng ting despite several orders from her ugly boss.

    Kasi raw, meron away noon si Mendoza at Ebdane and Lomibao is seen by Mendoza as the latter’s EENT in that office.

    Burgos was asking why Mendoza is malakas ang loob not to obey his president. Sabi niya, is it because of his knowledge of the ZTE?

    In short, the kapangitan that you saw on TV is hawak sa leeg ni Mendo kaya natataranta!

    Hawak na ni Abalos, hawak pa rin ni Mendoza! Yehey, buti nga! This is a big explosion!

  66. chi - September 18, 2007 11:50 pm

    naku…implementing ‘yun.

  67. chi - September 19, 2007 12:02 am

    Rose,

    Thanks. Dehins ko tanda, lesson in history please. 🙂

    But if you’d say that Vicky is a good person, I’d believe you without ????. heheh!

  68. Chabeli - September 19, 2007 12:23 am

    Chi, grabe sila ! Heeehhhhee, in the end, sila sila ang nagaaway. Glueria’s government just might implode.

    Thanks for relaying the story.

  69. Sampot - September 19, 2007 12:36 am

    The Arroyos don’t deserve a minute more.

    REBOLUSYON NA!

    NGAYON NA!

    ______________________________________________________________

    Major Lazaro Makapagal, along with four soldiers, was given orders to lead the Bonifacio brothers to Mt. Nagpatong. Makapagal was also given a sealed envelope with strict orders not to open it until they reached the mountains. On May 10, 1897, at Mt. Nagpatong, Major Lazaro Makapagal opened the letter, faced the Supremo and his brother, and read its contents aloud. Andres and Procopio were to be executed by firing squad or he himself would be shot. It was signed by General Mariano Noriel. Makapagal turned his back and his soldiers opened fire on the Bonifacio brothers. “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Bonifacio

    Pinalitan lang ang letrang “k” ng “c” sa apelyido nila…

    … from K for kataksilan at kasinungalingan to C for corruption.

  70. Nine - September 19, 2007 12:52 am

    hehehe. am glad i still remember my password. thanks to FG.

    but where is FG now? di kaya double time nanaman sya para ierase ang mga paper trail? remember? jose pidal ran through a dead end.

    tsk. tsk. tsk.

    sana huwag na palamoasin ng taong bayan to. too much na talaga!

  71. Diego K. Guerrero - September 19, 2007 12:59 am

    “The national interest is foremost in the current Senate inquiry on the proposed national broadband network“. House Speaker Jose De Venecia

    Well, Mr. Speaker and your Lakas Party should support the impeachment of your president Gloria Arroyo and elections chief Benjamin Abalos Sr. Take the initiative to file a formal complaints after gathering enough evidence to justify impeachment. Gloria and Abalos had sold our national interest to China for personal gain. They must rot in jail for their crimes against the Filipino people.

  72. pechanco - September 19, 2007 1:00 am

    At first, everyone was guessing who the Mystery Man was and pointed to another family member other than Mike Arroyo. Kung naging listo lang tayo at naisip na baka si Mike Arroyo iyon, hindi na sana nakalabas ng bansa iyan. He would have been closely watched and talked about. Maingay lang tayo nang umalis na. I was the one who thought of this Mike Arroyo but many didn’t listen and instead pointed to another guy. Wala akong sinisisi. Inis at nanghihinayang lang ako. It would be long when he returns. Kung may kilala kayong hitmen sa abroad, sana itumba na iyan.

  73. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 1:01 am

    chabelli:I gave up on Lady Miriam a long time ago.something went wrong along the way!

    Ce n’est pas aux vieux singes qu’on apprend à faire des grimaces.

  74. tikbalang - September 19, 2007 1:02 am

    Ito na ata ang “KARMA”. Kung hindi tayo kikilos ngayon baka bukas makalawa ang Pilipinas ay pag aari na ng China. Panahon na para paalisin ang buwaya sa Malakanyang. Huwag matakot sa mga taong kumukurakot sa kaban ng bayan.

  75. chi - September 19, 2007 1:13 am

    Pechanco,

    No matter how we make noise here, when it comes to Korap Kwin and king and $75M and counting…aalis din ‘yan because Joey was already scheduled to testify in the Senate. Baka maabutan pa sa kamay niya ang bilyunes na pera.

    Oo nga e, kahit ako ay humula na si Buboy thinking that Mike Pidal was really sick. Nag-aartista lang pala ang Big Baboy!

    The Korap wife and husband team will not stop until no more Pinas.

    Ano kaya ang iniisip ng mga magigiting na sundalo?

  76. rose - September 19, 2007 1:25 am

    Chi: Those were the days in high school na ang itinuro sa amin ay..we are the catholic church.. but what it seems now..my “cut I collect church”.. where the priest would say after confession go and sin no more..it seems now (priest, bishop or cardinal) who after a confession would say..go and sin some more.. I really do wonder if those who taught religion in Ateneo..in the high school days of Mike Arroyo, Bunye etc..in De La Salle in the days of Speaker de Venecia, or in Assumption in the days of Gloria and Loren, ask themselves now..did I teach them wrong?

  77. cocoy - September 19, 2007 1:31 am

    TDC;
    Comprende! Mariam is not and old monkeys that whine and grind, She’s not an old dog either to learn new tricks !Mon Ami, I am wondering, I hope you can eat good french fries as you fry!
    My Paisano from Tijuana told me last time he changed the oil on my car that –No konfi ning una palabra que biene de una boca de politico.–My Volvo mechanic also told me in French that; Volkswagen est fa it en Germany et la premeire voyturi du Papa est un Jetta. Je lay dit jay ju e le Golf et je suis dirangi se se je ne peux pas putt pour mon berdie. Do you have any idea and do you know what are my mechanic telling me?

  78. rose - September 19, 2007 1:34 am

    TdC: kahit madadala man nila ang pera nila, masusunog din yon..BTW, somebody told me that one of Vicky Perez’ daughters is a lawyer and quite concern with what is going on re the detained soldiers?
    ..Maiba ako hindi ba ang unang propaganda ni Gloria ay siya ay “Labandera” at linisin niya ang corruption sa Pilipinas?..Well she is true to her words…lininis niya ang corruption ng iba at siya na at ang mga apostoles niya ang naglilinis ng treasury ng Pilipinas..”

  79. we-will-never-learn - September 19, 2007 1:34 am

    chi: said “Cayetano, however, said it remains a “mystery” if the President also knew about the alleged bribes or was an active beneficiary of them”.
    Lets not forget that Alan Peter Cayetano is a lawyer and sometimes lawyers will make a statement in the hope that it will provoke a response to reveal the “mystery”. – smile.

    As for the Bigger Pigs sudden flight abroad, could it be (coupled with Chabeli’s observation of baggy eyes through apparent lack of sleep) that Scizoglo is in a hightened panic mode and with the Big Pig out of the country she’s preparing for an exit stage left.
    When it all collapses it will be sudden!

  80. chi - September 19, 2007 1:43 am

    Thanks, Rose.

    Si Vicky Perez pala ay hindi ‘assumptionist’, heheh!

  81. we-will-never-learn - September 19, 2007 1:51 am

    Lets face it, this Pidal family are nothing less than confidence tricksters – and allowed to get away with it by the likes of the advice of aministration Senators such as joker Arroyo warning members of the Senate to tread softly – thats why being so soft so far nobody repects the Senate today – don’t listen to these administration Senators if the Senate rules allows witnesses to be arrested and dragged to appear in the Senate, then ‘Just Do It’ –
    Can’t you all see, they’re on the run, in panic mode.
    Lets Get It On.

  82. we-will-never-learn - September 19, 2007 1:59 am

    Will somebody please remind me, did Joker Arroyo receive funding assistance from the Pidals to run for Senator and how much?.

  83. ystakei - September 19, 2007 2:23 am

    Chi: Bible student daw. Buti pa ang mga tunay na Bible students denounce this impostor of Mike Pidal!

    *****

    Don’t worry, Chi, the Fatso cannot fool God, only people like him. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Gal. 6:7-9) In short, hindi pa man, condemned na ang walanghiya.

    Ang pangit ng mukha, nakita mo. Kung ano ang itsura siyang ugali. Kaya ako kapag nakikipag-usap sa tao, tinitignan ko sa mata. Amazingly, you can read people’s thoughts that way in fact.

  84. ystakei - September 19, 2007 2:27 am

    I doubt if the crook will be welcome in Spain as a matter of fact if someone will tell the Spanish government that Filipinos are up to their neck about the corruption of this crook and his wife, and how they have stolen and money laundered even monies borrowed from countries like Spain, etc. Taragis ang utang ng Pilipinas. Hindi na mababayaran ng mga pilipino. Ginagamit lang ni Tarititat at ng baboy sa mga kawalanghiyaan nila!

  85. chi - September 19, 2007 2:40 am

    Yuko,

    Nagkakamot ng balakubak si IpDye. Mukhang pinatabang baboy!

  86. chi - September 19, 2007 2:42 am

    Si Joey, manang-mana ang mata at kilay ng tatay, sana ay hindi ang kawalanghiyaan!

  87. pechanco - September 19, 2007 2:44 am

    WWNL, needless to say, Joker Arroyo and many administration bets received funding from Malacanang. Even Tito Soto admitted it. Pera lang naman ang habol ng maraming kandidato kaya dumikit sa Malacanang.

  88. cocoy - September 19, 2007 2:45 am

    WWNL:
    Just Do It! Mickey did it.Look at his gold rolex watch!

    The bottom line is this: Don’t trust politician who haven’t taken a class in public school to tell you the truth about living condition issues. They don’t have a lot of experience going to school with only pandesal for breakfast, ham and egg and toast bread are prepared for them, so chances are they’re going to end up relying on abundance they learned from their parents and when they don’t have no more money, they steal! Big Mike just done it! Politicians are liars and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar too. If you ever doubt that lying is part of a politician’s daily work, all you need to do is listen to one talk about social problem and you’ll realize the truth, that all of them are corrupt.

    It can be quite amusing to watch these clown politicians debate on ZTE scam and the subject ran away with all the money, It can be quite amusing to learn how did Abalos managed to have an orgies with Tsinitas who could be considered as his bastard grandchildren, It can be quite amazing that Mirriam is flirting with Doble! Abangan! The mudslinging arguments rarely get more intelligent than that. However, they do have some pretty smart ways to keep you from noticing they’re lying and they are rewriting the Philippine history and constitution.—-Cantonese is Pinoy’s future national language, thanks to the eight dwarf of Snow White!

  89. ystakei - September 19, 2007 2:49 am

    Chi:

    Huwag mo nang asahan si Alan Cayetano. Anak talaga siya ng tatay niya, sipsip kay unano! Mainit ang ulo ko sa kaniya kasi nadenggoy tayo. Dapat talaga tinititigan sa mata ang mga ungas to know their inner thoughts bago iboto!

    Never had the opportunity to vote in the Philippines as a matter of fact. Kaya I’m not guilty of anything like voting for these crooks.

  90. luzviminda - September 19, 2007 2:50 am

    Wether JoeyDVIII is sourgraping or whatever his motives are, what is important is, he is telling the truth. He should do the squealing for the sake of the people. Maybe totoo nga na hindi niya matanggap ang suhol na idinagdag sa presyo ng ZTE contract na ang future Filipino generations ang magbabayad, na malinaw na napunta lang sa bulsa ng mga mapagsamantala. At sa nakikita naman natin sa mga kwento niya at sa mga nangyayari ay mukhang may katotohanan. Kaya dapat lang na ang mga Senador na nag-iimbestiga ay magtulong-tulong upang lumabas ang buong katotohanan. And they will be doing a great service to the Filipino people. Lalo na kung maparusahan ang mga nakinabang!

  91. chi - September 19, 2007 2:58 am

    Cocoy,

    Pinas politicians are sitting it out till 2010 at the expense of Petra, Juan and Islaw!

    Miriam is hoping that Doble will cast her a guapo smile!

    I would like to hear Joker speak in defense of his patrons Pidal re ZTE, mukhang walang makuhang alibi ang old shit!

  92. martina - September 19, 2007 3:29 am

    Joey dV was offered $10 million and did not accept it. Perhaps, anyone here offered with that kind of money will readily take it right away. I believe this guy has a conscience. He said it is his share of helping the filipino people against corruption. Let us give him credit for this.
    His life is now at risk and admin allies are now starting smear campaign against him.

  93. chi - September 19, 2007 3:51 am

    martina,

    The mere action na lumabas si JoeydV and named the Big One as Mike Pidal and all those present in the meeting where he was told to “back off” by the Pig should be commended.

    If he didn’t tell the truth about the big personalities and kikback involved in ZTE, we’re still guessing for the identities of the “mystery man”, who’s also the Big One, and the Little One Gloria.

    Meron din siyang pananagutan rito dahil bawal sa batas na sumali siya sa bidding, but that’s besides the point for now. It’s interesting to watch what the old JdV is gonna do now that the son is the center of the Pidal’s smear campaign.

  94. cocoy - September 19, 2007 3:51 am

    Martina,Chi:
    Naniniwala ka ba sa kasabihang ang magnanakaw ay galit sa kapwa magnanakaw.
    First of all these broadband wireless sophisticated technology will not lift the problem of poverty in our country. I could agree more, for every household to have a connection to this broadband,to their internet through their microwave and gasul range, if whenever they press a key, see, for instance type–STEAK–Meduim rare–at lalabas na ang steak sa oven, Okey iyon,di ba? Why not!

    Dapat ang perang gagastusin dito sa ZTE na ito kung ang ginawa ba ng gobyerno ay ibubuhos sa edukasyon at kalusugan ng ating mga kabataan ay mayroon silang magandang bukas,Kaso hindi!hindi pa sila ipinapanganak ay binutas na ng gobyerno ang kanilang bulsa.Ngayon bida si Junior dahil ibinulgar niya!Sus naman Martina,hindi lang nagkasundo sa partihan iyang mga magnanakaw kaya nagkabukuhan at nag-aaway.Alangan naman hindi alam ni Senior ito,siya ang speaker.Dapat noong una pa man bago magkapirmahan at nagkabulsahan ay sinita na niya.

    Mga hunyango ang mga ito.Plan C na itong mga ginagawa nila.Ang Plan A kung na-aquit sana si Erap si ito ang gagawin ni spiker na dahilan para tumiwalag kay pandak.Plan B ididiin nila si Abalos sa dayaan kung hindi guilty si Erap.Lumabsa na kasi itong ZTE na ito bago ang desisyon ng korte.Kaya ang Plan C,sabi ni Spiker,Ikaw na lang Junior ang humarap kay Abalos tutal wala ka namang balak kumandidato kahit konsehal man laang! Ewan ko lang kuwento lang ni Budong sa akin ito habang ginugipitan niya ang aking buhok.

  95. ystakei - September 19, 2007 4:20 am

    Reading the credential of the young Joey Tenga, I don’t think he will allow the bobo de la yuca to pin him down. Golly, walang binatbat iyong Ateneo ni Tabatsoy even though I think he was an alumnus of Ateneo himself. Hopefully, hindi publicity stunt lang ang credential niya like the lie about the unano graduating from Georgetown U kahit hindi. Iyong doctorate nga from UP questionable sa totoo lang.

  96. chi - September 19, 2007 5:03 am

    Yuko,

    Thanks for the link. Impressive nga ang bio ni Joey. Hopefully, he has a good genes from his lolo Speaker Eugene Perez. (Hindi ko yata naabutan o baka nagpapatintero ako kaya hindi ko kilala ang butihing speaker).

  97. chi - September 19, 2007 5:10 am

    1946-1953 Eugenio Perez (House of Representatives)

    Yuko,

    Wala pa nga ako sa maliwanag. Pero bilib ako sa pamilya ng speaker, nag-yahoo ako just to see kung sino ang mga tao na ito. Sabi ko kay Rose, basta sinabi niya ay OK sa akin, heheh!

  98. chi - September 19, 2007 5:16 am

    Re: Naniniwala ka ba sa kasabihang ang magnanakaw ay galit sa kapwa magnanakaw.

    Cocoy,

    Of course. Kaya lang I’m giving the young de Venecia the benefit of the doubt tutal ay nagsimula na siyang magbulgar.

    Maaring hindi siya nagmana sa tatay niya, pwede rin na may agenda. Let’s see kung hanggang saan siya. At least ay nalaman natin ang masterminds ng ZTE.

  99. Diego K. Guerrero - September 19, 2007 5:20 am

    Comolek chief Benjamin Abalos denied meeting with Joey De Venecia at Wack-Wack and the back off incident. So, who is more credible” Ben or Joey? Abangan ang kasunod na kabata.

  100. Dondi Indick - September 19, 2007 6:11 am

    Nagmistulang contraband na itong ZTE deal. Ang mga kontrabando ay hindi pinapayagang mailabas. Kinukumpiska ng gobyerno at ang mga taong may kinalaman ay may kaukulang parusa. Pero sa lahat ng mga kaso tungkol sa contraband, this may be the only one out to be legitimized. PGMA says that the country should honor all government contracts. That is fine. But whenever there is the appearance of contraband contract like this is, haul all the persons involved to jail.

  101. maarte - September 19, 2007 7:18 am

    Kung related si Joey sa mga angkan ng Perez, related din na siya kay Leonardo Perez, ang dating Comelec Chief ni Marcos? Sani hindi related kay Nani Perez. Nasaan na kaya si Bigote?

  102. cocoy - September 19, 2007 7:25 am

    Chi;
    Pare-parehong mga magnanakaw sa bayan at mga demonyong iyan,ang pinagpipilian na lang ay kung sino ang lesser evil.Kung gusto ni Junior talagang makatulong sa bansa ay gayahin na lang niya si Harvey Oswlad at papatayin naman siya ni Sirhan tutal speker naman ang daddy! Kung si Ferdie iyan ay babarilin niya si Nalundasan.

  103. DinaPinoy - September 19, 2007 7:46 am

    simula pa lang ng pagsali ko sa blog na ito, ang sabi ko, pare-pareho lang ang mga iyan. sabi ko pa, parang ‘musical chair’ – kung sino ang mauna sa upuan, kasali sa laro. idagdag natin na para silang mga hunyango – nagpapalit ng kulay para sa sariling kapakanan. ‘benefit of the doubt’, tanggalin na ang ‘doubt’ kasi ‘benefit’ nila ang kanilang ultimong hangad.

  104. ystakei - September 19, 2007 8:30 am

    Chi,

    Hindi ko rin kilala itong Eugenio Perez but my family knew the former Comelec Commisioner Perez from Nueva Vizcaya. Relative nga ng asawa ng isang pinsan ng mother ko. Iyong lolo nitong Joey was from Pangasinan. No relation doon sa Perez from Cavite and Batangas.

  105. ystakei - September 19, 2007 8:36 am

    Chi,

    Ako never bilib doon sa sakit-sakitan ni Baboy. Alam ko trying hard lang na magpapayat even by liposuction. Ang masama charged sa taumbayan. Nagluluto lang ng operation for the election para doon sa mga tuta ng asawa niya dahil survival nila ang nakasalalay. Lahat ng ginagawa ng animal na iyan secret combination defined as a connivance with the devil. Tignan mo naman ang mga grupong in-organize. Hindi pa natakot na i-quote iyong mga demonyo who called themselves as “legion” at sumalin sa katawan ng mga baboy na nalunod. Tapos manloloko pang nagbabasa daw ng Biblia.

  106. chi - September 19, 2007 9:06 am

    Yuko,

    Based on what I read, Jose de Venecia, Sr. (lolo) was judge of Court of First Instance whose record was clean daw. Sige, maghalungkat pa ako. Pero mukhang ka-Perez lang ang former Comelec chair Perez.

    ***

    Tingnan natin kung mga bigatin ang mga Senadores kasi ay bibitbitin daw si Mike kung kailangan sakaling hindi humarap sa hearing despite subpeonas.

  107. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 9:12 am

    CHI:”Former Senator Heherson Alvarez said the first Speaker of the House of Representatives from Pangasinan was the late Eugenio Perez and it was only after 54 years that another Speaker from Pangasinan emerged, in the person of House Speaker Jose de Venecia, now in his fourth term as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    He refreshed the memory of the Pangasinenses that the late Speaker Eugenio Perez, who died 54 years ago, was among the greatest leaders of the country in the post-war era.”

  108. we-will-never-learn - September 19, 2007 9:14 am

    cocoy: said “Just Do It! Mickey did it.Look at his gold rolex watch”!
    Everybody wears a gold rolex these days but ‘Made in China’ – Smile
    BTW the son of the Big Pig says his father is still recovering from a delicate heart operation and should avoid stress – Yeeeeess ‘Lets Get It On’

  109. ystakei - September 19, 2007 9:16 am

    Golly, hindi naman public official ang ungas puede namang ipa-aresto iyan sa pulis at kung makikialam si unano lalo siyang mapapahamak. But then, of course, I’m basing my opinion on my own experience as contractual interpreter cum investigator in the Tokyo Police.

    Dito kasi, Chi, hindi puedeng makialam ang PM sa trabaho outside of his duties and responsibilities as PM. In short, hindi siya puedeng makialam sa trabaho ng pulis, court and even military without proper channels. Hindi puede iyong arte niyang para siyang reyna na kundi pa nating alam na nagnakaw ng boto at nang-agaw ng puwesto kaya nakaupo.

    Tirahin na ang bakulaw na baboy pang iyan. Huwag maniwalang walang alam si unano. Siya nga ang promotor sa totoo lang. Command responsibility sabi nga. Sarap sana kung buhay pa si Bing Rodrigo. Pihado puedeng idagdag iyong revelation niya. Sayang sumakabilang buhay na.

  110. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 9:17 am

    “.Maiba ako hindi ba ang unang propaganda ni Gloria ay siya ay “Labandera” at linisin niya ang corruption sa Pilipinas?..Well she is true to her words…lininis niya ang corruption ng iba at siya na at ang mga apostoles niya ang naglilinis ng treasury ng Pilipinas..ROSE”

    Gloria Labandera
    Magaling sa Money Laundering!

  111. ystakei - September 19, 2007 9:20 am

    Si Lacson kilala ng mga pulis kahit saan. Dapat gamitin na niya ang power niya as Senator to have the creep apprehended at some international airport and have Interpol arrest this Philippine Mafia boss.

    Bistado na sila, ayaw pang bumaba. Meanwhile, I hope the father is having his son protected by their private army at baka ipadukot kay Palparan ang anak niya. Heaven forbid!

  112. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 9:22 am

    The” Money Laundering” song:

    Gloria, Gloria labandera!
    Gloria, Gloria labandera!
    Labandera si Gloria!

  113. chi - September 19, 2007 9:27 am

    Re: He refreshed the memory of the Pangasinenses that the late Speaker Eugenio Perez, who died 54 years ago, was among the greatest leaders of the country in the post-war era.”

    TDC,

    Thanks for the info, good to know a little bit about our great leaders of the past. Nakakainggit naman sila noon, politicians could be great unlike now that politicians are degenerates.

    So, if former Speaker Perez was a Pangasinense also, he’s not related to Marcos’ crony Perez as I suspected.

  114. ystakei - September 19, 2007 9:30 am

    I mean Joey de Venecia III not the Mikey horse.

  115. chi - September 19, 2007 9:40 am

    Re: BTW the son of the Big Pig says his father is still recovering from a delicate heart operation and should avoid stress

    WWNL,

    Another paawa effect of the Junior Pig!

    Hahahah! His father, the Big Pig, is stressing himself with ‘E’ in the honeymoon suite of the 5-star Luna Hotel Baglione.

  116. maarte - September 19, 2007 10:05 am

    Avoid stress? Tangna niya! Nakakabiyahe nga ng malayo hanggang Germany. Iyan ba ang may stress? Stretch ka mo dahil dapat ipa-stretch ang ari niya hanggang maputol. Sorry ha…talagang asar ako sa bakulaw na iyan.

  117. ystakei - September 19, 2007 11:44 am

    Delicate heart operation? Lokohin nila ang lelong nilang panot!

    Yup, he went through an operation alright, nagpaalis ng taba sa katawan! Tignan ninyo nakakabiyahe pa. Kung may stress iyan, mamamatay iyan sa pagsakay ng eroplano.

    Ang daming naaatake sa itaas dahil sa air pressure sa totoo lang. Bakit hindi ba alam ng doctor niya iyan? Hindi lang siya sabihin ninyo maka-score sa mga chicks niya kapag nasa Pilipinas dahil maraming nakabantay. Foreign trip para magwala at magtago ng pera kung saan more like!

  118. ystakei - September 19, 2007 11:45 am

    Sana may magsabi doon sa anak, majority ng mga pilipino ang dasal ngayon, mamatay na sana ang tatay nila para matapos na ang lahat! Dahil ang totoo ang tatay niya ang mastermind ng mga kawalanghiyaang nangyayari simula pa nang umupo ang nanay niya. Mismong si Fat Guy inamin iyan sa totoo lang, na siya ang pasimuno ng pagtanggal kay Erap!

  119. ystakei - September 19, 2007 11:51 am

    kukumpiskahin daw ang mga ill-gotten wealth ni Erap. E ang mga ill-gotten wealth ng mga Pidal, kailang kukumpiskahin? Iyan ang mas maraming ninakaw sa totoo lang. Pati nga iyong mga patrimonies ng mga pilipino sa Japan na kapalit ng dugong ibinuwis ng mga pilipino noong guerra, pinag-iinteresan ng mga traydor. Kung si Marcos na sinabing tekwat din, hindi pinag-interesan ang mga patrimonies na iyan sa totoo lang. Iyan ang pet peeves ko sa totoo lang, ang patrimonia ng Pilipinas sa Japan.

    Buti na lang puedeng magdemanda laban sa corrupt na gobyerno tungkol sa mga patrimonies na ito. Salamat doon sa mga hapon na nag-negotiate ng Reparations Treaty. Alam nilang protektahan ang karapatan ng mga mamamayang pilipino. Sila ang nag-include ng provision na iyon. Handa naman ang mga abogado dito na hawakan ang kaso kahit na for contingency.

  120. rose - September 19, 2007 11:57 am

    Chi: ang pagkakaalam ko si Speaker Perez was from Pangasinan..There house was in Sierra Madre, QC and Vicky went to STC, QC. Ang sabi sa akin nang isang kaklase niya, ..that after their divorce she has been living here in the States. STC is a small school..Ang pagkasabi pa sa akin ng isang high school classmate ni JdV in De La Salle,ambisosyo daw talaga si JdV, and it was a good opportunity for him to marry the Speaker’s daughter..pero I guess when he got politically stable they divorced and he later married Gina, the younger sister of Marichu Vera Perez of Sampaguita Pictures, who was married to Ernesto Maceda..JdV must be about 8 years older than Vicky, and Gina is younger than Vicky..Wise talaga si JdV..

  121. ystakei - September 19, 2007 12:09 pm

    Chi,

    Possible na magkamag-anak na malayo si Leonardo Perez at Eugenio Perez kung parehong Ilocano. Most of those who migrated to Pangasinan in fact came from La Union and those to Nueva Vizcaya from the Ilocos region.

  122. rose - September 19, 2007 12:09 pm

    Chi: Hindi ko lang matandaan kung Speaker Perez was during the time of Quirino or not. The biggest scandal I could remember was Quirino’s arinola and his P5,000 bed. Walang artista na nasa gov’t service..The mayor of Manila then was Arsenio Lacson and what a character he was..We really had good people in public service..iba na ngayon..are we progressing or regressing? Progressing in corruption and regressing in service to the people..

  123. ystakei - September 19, 2007 12:15 pm

    Noong maliit ako mukhang hindi naman pinapansin ang mga Tongressman dahil kingpin lang sila sa mga probinsiya nila. Kaya I don’t remember hearing the name of this Eugenio Perez. Ang alam ko si Leonardo Perez because he was from Nueva Vizcaya and remotely related to my mother’s relatives, and reason I guess why he became a Marcos’ aide.

    Itong salita ni Brenda Santiago, insulto sa integrity ng anak ni Tengang Daga. Bakit kung hindi ba bayaran ang isang may natitira pang delikadeza, hindi magri-risk na humarap na testigo sa Senado lalo na kung may pera naman siya? Hindi naman siguro kasing-swapang nila itong Joey na ito.

  124. conqueror46 - September 19, 2007 12:22 pm

    Ang isang kahina hinala dito sa ZTE deal na ito, bakit ginastusan ng husto ng mga tsekwa itong ZTE, pati pansuhol ay kasama sa budget. Ibig sabihin , involved dito yung national interest pati na yung national security… Gusto ng tsekwa na makapaglatag din sila sa pinas ng linya ng komunikasyon para kontrahin ang kano sa pagdomina sa pinas.. Kapag natuloy ito, wala na, wala ng puwedeng itago ang pinas pagdating sa national security, para na tayong babaeng hinubaran at ipinangalandakan sa gitna ng kalye… Kaya ang suhol ay kaya ng bilhin ang buong metro manila…. bwahahahahahahahah,,, Busisiin natin ito mga kabayan…. Dapat talagang sunugin sa impyerno kung sino man ang mastermind nito pati lahat ng involved dito……

  125. cocoy - September 19, 2007 12:41 pm

    WWNL;
    I forgot about China.hehehe! Yes,there was once an incident about returning pinoy balikbayan who was held by customs in airport bringing with him some Divisoria Gucci and bunch of rolex.Mura raw! Torpe talaga at gusto pang ipasok sa America,Ala Nora na tawas lang daw ang dala.
    Kaya pala hindi na makita iyong pinirmahang ZTE contrata.Hindi pala galing sa Office Depot iyong coupon bond na pinagsulatan,Made in China kaya natunaw ng tulad ng ibinibigay ng communion ni pader.Last night napanood ko sa XXX iyong mga peking gamot na galing ng China na ibinibinta,Bida na naman si Bong Revilla.

  126. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 1:27 pm

    GMA:”We are tired of political drama and social instability. We are entering an era where a vast majority can have a predictable future and a steady job in the knowledge century. Let’s not be distracted or distressed by vaudeville act…,”

    Can we help your President PLEASE?

  127. norpil - September 19, 2007 1:55 pm

    ellen, thanks for publishing the pictures of these criminals. the biggest mistake of gma is marrying this person, the very symbol for lack of taste. one cannot choose ones parents but at least one can choose ones companion for life.

  128. Mrivera - September 19, 2007 2:06 pm

    TGC says: “GMA:”We are tired of political drama and social instability. We are entering an era where a vast majority can have a predictable future and a steady job in the knowledge century. Let’s not be distracted or distressed by vaudeville act…,”

    Can we help your President PLEASE?”

    gloria, isaksak mo sa baga mo ang lahat ng kasinungalingan mo!

  129. Mrivera - September 19, 2007 2:12 pm

    ito na ang ultimong pinakawalanghiyang administrasyon na hindi kayang tablan kahit ano’ng pagbatikos sa lahat ng katiwaliang bawat isa sa kanila ay magkakakutsaba at sama samang nakikinabang habang ang taong bayang walang makuhang pagkakakitaan ay nagtitiis ng gutom at masuwerte nang kumain ng dalawang beses maghapon.

    sobrang kakapal ng mga mukha na nagpupumilit magmalinis at umastang marangal subalit hindi maitago ang kawalanghiyaan.

    ang ating mga mambabatas naman, kailan kaya sila magkakaroon ng tunay na saloobin upang paglingkuran nang tapat ang mamamayan? kailang nila mas bibigyang kahalagahan nag kapakanan ng karaniwang botanteng umasa sa pangakong pagbabago at kaunlaran sa kanilang mga nasasakupan? habangbuhay na lamang bang gagawing negosyo ang pulitika na kapag napapuwesto na ay uunahin ang pagbawi sa nagastos na may tubo na ay patong patong pa ang kita?

  130. Mrivera - September 19, 2007 2:14 pm

    KAILAN nila mas bibigyang kahalagahan ANG kapakanan ng karaniwang botanteng umasa sa pangakong pagbabago at kaunlaran sa kanilang mga nasasakupan?

  131. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 2:27 pm

    “The truth is I am cute and short but I am above gossip.”
    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    President,Republic of the Phlippines

    April 20, 2001

  132. norpil - September 19, 2007 3:46 pm

    this must have been said in april fool’s day.

  133. gusa77 - September 19, 2007 4:35 pm

    These would be another world class title for our beloved motherland,

  134. cg_pinas - September 19, 2007 5:01 pm

    Cguro wala ng solution ang kurakutan sa ating bansa. Ang administration Arroyo ay lantaran na ang ginawang kabalbalan. Sa aking pananaw ang lumakad sa lahat ng kalokohan, kurakutan sa ating bayan ay si Miguel “Mike” Arroyo at ginawa lang nila si pandak na shield dahil sa kapangyarihan na hawak nila. Dahil halatang wala na silang takot sa batas at sa mga sinado. Maysarili na silang batas na hawak nila….

    Panahon na para PATAYIN na ang mga puntangGLORIA at MIKE na yan. at wag ng palampasin pa. Dahil tayo lang ang mag hihirap kapag hindi sila maparosahan…

  135. ystakei - September 19, 2007 5:22 pm

    Most Asian countries have a tradition of giving gratuity to the broker, especially when the broker is a government official. It is customary and is not considered unethical.

    What is unethical is the Philippine practice of having too many hands demanding money for the same deal as in the case of this ZTE transaction with the Malacanang occupants getting the most of the “suhol.” I should know. It was what we discovered in fact with this deal on the Philippine patrimonies in Japan that actually has discouraged a lot many bidders who are really being unfairly fleeced.

    In the case of this Chinese deal, the Chinese probably think they can gain access to confidential agreements between the Philippines and the US, etc. that is why they do not mind the enormous amount being demanded by the Fatso and his cohorts. Kaya rin siguro pinabisto ang deal na ito. Baka kinabahan ang mga kano!

    Ang sarap abangan ang susunod na kabanata ng telenovelang ito.

    Tongue, anong take mo dito?

  136. ystakei - September 19, 2007 5:26 pm

    Sinong may sabi sa inyong hindi tsismosa si Gloria. It was ib fact my first impression of her. Noong una I could not believe it dahil naturingang hi society kuno. But I learned that she was worse than a fish vendor’s yakkity wife!!! Nonsense pa nga ang ungas kaya inuuto ng mga ganid sa AFP.

  137. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 6:45 pm

    “My example is INTEGRITY!”
    – GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO (Interview with Asiaweek)
    January 24, 2001

  138. norpil - September 19, 2007 7:36 pm

    i just wonder kung baka palabas na naman ito ng mga senador pagkatapos ay wala rin at the last minute ay atras din sila.panay mga abogado sila kaya dapat alam nila kung papaano ipapakulong ang mga magnanakaw.mayroong nangyari dito sa oslo kailan lang. may nagsuspetsa sa dating mayor na may secret bank account siya sa switzerland, at inihabla siya.ang ginawa ng judge ay sumulat lang sa judge na may jurisdiction sa banko na pinagdeposituhan niya, na humihiling na mainterview ang 2 top officers ng banko sa korte mismo ng judge na nakakasakop sa banko. nakuha nila ang information na kailangan nila at napilitang mag resign ang dating mayor at magbayad ng kanyang income tax.

  139. Ka Enchong - September 19, 2007 7:42 pm

    Sabi ni Abalos, hindi raw sila nagmiting ni Joey sa Wack-Wack. Sabi ng abugago ni Mike A. nagkita raw sina Joey at Mike A. sa Wack-Wack. Ano ba ‘yan? Sila-sila na nga lang, magkakaiba pa ang sinasabi… sino kaya ang sinungaling?

  140. Etnad - September 19, 2007 8:33 pm

    Ilang Joey DeVenecia at Trillanes pa kaya tayo meron?

  141. Taga de cebu - September 19, 2007 8:37 pm

    DEAREST ETNAD:

    I think it’s time we took a breather and looked back on what we’ve accomplished in the past twelve months.

    When I conceived the Luli Arroyo Internet Brigade, I saw a long fight ahead. I pictured sleepless nights replying point by point to every destabilizer-with-an-internet-connection. I looked at the task ahead, and despaired.

    However, it’s taken surprisingly little effort to achieve our intended goals. Why? Because our enemies have been doing our job for us.

    To wit:

    The partnership between the Communists, the Cory faction, and the Erap/FPJ faction: a master-stroke in undermining credibility. I wish I could take credit for it, and I commend you, my agents, for keeping a straight face as Jinggoy and Cory stood together in solidarity against my mom. I wish I’d thought of putting Guingona and Erap back together, as if the impeachment never happened. They shot themselves in the foot – we didn’t even need to pull the trigger!

    OK, so I thought we still had the Church to contend with – but my worries vanished when that Bishop fulsomely apologized to Erap for that little misunderstanding called Edsa II. Problem solved – and we didn’t even lift a finger!

    Credibility-reducing hyperbole. And I thought I’d seen it all when Imee Marcos all but accused my mom of being a “liar and thief”. But when the destabilizers began to bandy around words like “worse than Martial Law” to refer to my mom’s presidency, I knew the movement had jumped the shark!

    Mission accomplished? Hell no! There’s quite a ways to go. But it looks like they’re saving us the trouble: the more our opponents come out looking like they’ve forgotten to take their Tourette’s medication, the more their media sympathizers cry wolf, the more they substitute wacky conspiracy theories for astute analysis – all the more they defeat themselves!

    Cringeworthy public appearances. We’ve already talked about the strange bedfellows of the Left and Right uniting against the government. Scratch that. I’m talking about the Black and White Movement’s regular Friday tea parties-cum-public protests. I’m talking about Maria Theresa Pangilinan throwing a tantrum at her own graduation. I’m talking about every single instance where the destabilizers get together to wave flags and choke traffic, and piss off the undecided who would otherwise be attracted to their cause.

    The reactions to the people’s overwhelming non-reaction have come in two flavors – “Gloria’s people are working against us to keep us down”, or “Fuck the middle class, they can’t take a hint.” Neither of which are even close to the truth. But, brigadiers, we want them to keep believing this. We want them to keep believing that the Luli Arroyo Internet Brigade has been largely responsible for the utter silence that greets them every time they enter a Starbucks in a black shirt. We want them to believe they can “rearrange the furniture” around an apathetic middle class. The greater the gulf between the opposition and reality, the more successful we shall become!

    Stay vigilant, my agents – in time, the opposition, for all intents and purposes, will BE the Luli Arroyo Internet Brigade!

    Love and kisses,

    LULI A. (My Mommy right or wrong!)

  142. chi - September 19, 2007 10:01 pm

    Rose,

    Salamat. STC was St. Theresa’s College right? Wala na yata ngayon ito.

    Ang dami ko nga alam, papasa na ako sa test. heheh!

    ***

    Ka Enchong,

    Re: Sila-sila na nga lang, magkakaiba pa ang sinasabi… sino kaya ang sinungaling?

    Ikaw naman, as if hindi mo alam.

    Magkaroon ba naman silang amo na Super Sinungaling, E di magpapaligsahan nga sila kung sino ang rightful heir. 🙂

  143. men0k - September 19, 2007 10:08 pm

    Ystakei,

    I think your phrase “a fish vendor’s yakkity wife” is uncalled for..

  144. maarte - September 19, 2007 10:25 pm

    So as expected, this loud mouth Atty. Santos is doing all the talking while his big client is absent. Sabi ko na nga, iiwanan ang mga dumi at baho sa abogado niya habang nagpapasarap si Mike sa Hongkong at Germany. Chance encounter lang daw sa Wack Wack. Tangna nila. Abalos, Mendoza and Mike are golf mates and play at Wack Wack. And there’s a reconciliatory meeting going on between Abalos and Joey that’s intended to compel Joey to back off from the deal. Why was Mike Arroyo there? Anyone could just give excuse. That’s what Abalos said when he met the Zubiris at one social occasion. Nagkita lang daw sila. The problem is would it hold in court in Joey’s favor? It comes down again to one’s word against another.

  145. Ellen - September 19, 2007 10:47 pm

    Maarte, in anything, not only in this blog, unnecessary personal jibes is not appreciated.

    I’m reminding you of the rule in this blog: stick to issues.

  146. ystakei - September 20, 2007 1:46 am

    Chi,

    Iyong baboy ko sarap na sarap kapag kinakamutan ko, pero wala siyang balakubak. Tawag sa Japan, kurobuta. Mas mahal at mas masarap kesa doon sa mass produced na puting baboy sa US. Pero itong baboy na ayaw umalis ng Malacanang, tunay na nakakasuka!

    BTW, panic na rin ang mga tuta ni Gloria Dorobo sa mga blog. Sa palagay inaabangan ni Luli ang isusulat ng mga Amazona dito!

  147. ystakei - September 20, 2007 2:01 am

    You bet, Anna, the young Perez DV may not have the noblest motive in exposing the Fatso, but he surely as guts. Kaya nagwala iyong anak na babae.

    All the more reason why Filipinos should back him up versus the mudsmearinig campaign of these gossipmongering dorobos ala-fish vendors’ wives! Hopefully, tuloy-tuloy na ito!

    Kaya pala ginamit iyong Garcia ng Cebu to mudsmear Joey’s father despite the father’s loyalty to the dorobo. Natutunugan na siguro ang gagawin ni Joey. Golly, ang baboy talaga nitong mga dorobong ito!

    Attaboy, Joey! Time to clean up your family’s name tarnished by your father’s loyalty to the crooks in the government, and be your maternal grandfather’s grandson! Tuloy ang ligaya!

  148. neonate - September 20, 2007 4:54 am

    Spot on, men0k
    Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
    Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
    Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile
    The short and simple annals of the Poor. —
    Henry Gray, Elegy

  149. neonate - September 20, 2007 4:59 am

    ooops, Thomas not Henry Gray

  150. Mrivera - September 20, 2007 2:23 pm

    neonate,

    right. it was thomas gray.

    tagal na nang huli kong nabasa ang tulang ‘yan, 1967. i was then a freshman in high school. whew! ‘antanda ko na nga!

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