Leksyon sa nangyari sa Thailand

Noong una nainggit ako mga taga-Thailand na napa-talsik nila ang kanilang bagong prime minister na si Samak Sundaravej na ang kasalanan lamang ay tumanggap siya ng bayad sa kanyang televised cooking show habang siya’y prime minister.

Sinabi ng Constitutional Court ng Thailand na lumabag si Samak ng batas na nagbabawal sa mga opisyal ng pamahalaan na tumanggap ng pera sa pribadong kumpanya. Wow! Ganoon sila ka istrikto.
Kung dito sa Pilipinas yan baka wala ni isang opisyal ang matira sa gobyerno.

Si Justice Jose Sabio Jr. umamin na tumanggap ng P300,000 kay Francis de Borja bilang pasalamat sa isang kasong nadesisyunan niya pabor sa pamilya ni de Borja, hindi tinangal.

Si dating Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos, nagbroker ng deal sa ZTE tungkol sa national broadband network at siya mismo ang nag-aalok ng kumisyon (P200 milyon)sa ibang opisyal katulad ni dating NEDA Chair Romulo Neri, hindi man lamang pinarusahan.

Si Gloria Arroyo mismo nandaya at nagnakaw ng boto ng taumbayan, hanggang ngayon na sa Malacañang pa rin.

Ninanakawan, binabastos at ginagago na tayo ni Arroyo, okay pa rin tayo. Hindi na tayo nagagalit sa pandaraya at pagnanakaw. Tiis na lang ng tiis tayo.

Sabi no noong una, nakakainggit naman itong mga Thai. Noong 2006, pinatalsik ng mga Thai nag kanilang prime minister na si Thaksin Shinawatra nang siya ay nasabit sa isang eskandalo tungkol sa telecommunicationss deal na kumita raw ang kanyang kumpanya.

Sabi sa report kaya ayaw ng mga maykayang mga Thai si Samak dahil malapit siya kay Thaksin.

Ang mukhang nakakabahala dito sa nangyari sa Thailand ay nanalo itong si Samak noong Enero, at kahit na rin si Thaksin noon, sa isang maayos na eleksyon. Sabi nga sa report, dahil hindi naman na disqualify si Samak, maari siyang tumakbo ulit at mananalo siya dahil gusto siya ng masang Thai. Pitong taon na pala ang kanyang cooking show.

Ang mga nagra-rally daw laban kay Samak ay ang mga malalaking negosyante at mga may kayang Thais na hindi nila type ang katulad ni Samak. Ayaw daw nitong mga anti-Samak ang sistema na lahat na botante ang pipili ng miyembro ng parliament kung saan manggagaling ang magiging prime minister.

Gusto nila karamihan sa mga miyembro ng parliament g appointed para makasiguro sila na ang kapangyarihan ay manatili sa mga malapit sa hari at sa military.

Parang Edsa Dos pala ito. Hindi demokrasya yan.

September 14, 2008 7:45 am  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Politics, Web Links

27 Responses

  1. Cocoy's Delight - September 14, 2008 10:47 am

    Nag sideline na nagluto ay pinatalsik na.Samantalang si Aling Gloria panay ang luto at nangangamoy mantika na ang malacanang ay nasa kusina pa rin.Sa senado nangangamoy bawang at sibuyas na dahil panay ang gisa kahit panay na ang patak ng luha nila ay ganon pa rin.Sa Tongresso naman sila ang nagbibigay ng pamalengke ni Aling Gloria basta’t may komisyon sila sa sukli,di bale ng 200 beses ang patong ng isang kilong baboy tutal hindi naman alam ng mg mamamayan kung magkano talaga ang ginastos sa pamamalengke.Mahigpit lang kasi si Kuya sa Senado kaya binubusisi nila kung sino ang kumupit ng sukli.Hehehehe!

  2. Cocoy's Delight - September 14, 2008 11:05 am

    Si Justice Jose Sabio Jr.Takot silang awayin paiyakin siya dahil sumbungero iyan.Sabi pa niya–Siga yata ang utol ko,kung aawayin ninyo ako ay isusumbong ko kayo sa kanya.

    Galit na si justice rohas sa asta niya at sinupalapal.Ano nga ba ang ipinagmamalaki mo sa utol mo at siya ang laging panakot mo?

    Sagot ni Justice Sabio sa kanya–Hindi mo ba alam na siya ang may hawak ng combination ng kaha de yero ni Marcos! Kaya malakas siya kay pandak dahil laging pinabubuksan ni pandak sa kanya.Kaya huwag mo na akong asarin kung ayaw mong magalit siya sa iyo.

  3. prans - September 14, 2008 11:36 am

    14 September 2008

    Guys, you don’t have to look farther. The illegal occupants in the palace by the stinking river has done everything as in everything in violating the constitution, but what happend??? NOTHING…. She who has called the nototious comelec official, she who’s husband has been inflicted in many anomalous transactions, she who has illegaly used public funds to buy her way to be (??)re-elected (??), she who use her stolen powers to put anyone she wishes to put in jail, she who has made illegal transactions with the chinese and americans and god knows how many countries, she who has total control of the judiciary, and not but not the least (so far) who wants to dismantle the country, by giving away part of the republic to the MILF, are protecting her HOODS, what do you expect??? NOTHING!!!!!….. as long as the LEPRECHAUN in red is in power and those powers-that-be, and the people is doing nothing, what do you expect????

    pans

  4. Kejotee - September 14, 2008 2:22 pm

    Ellen says:
    “Ninanakawan, binabastos at ginagago na tayo ni Arroyo, okay pa rin tayo. Hindi na tayo nagagalit sa pandaraya at pagnanakaw. Tiis na lang ng tiis tayo.”

    I second the motion (este, opinion pala)

  5. cvj - September 14, 2008 4:30 pm

    I think the Thai Middle class, just like the Philippine Middle Class, have too much faith in their own incorruptibility. They only have to look to what happened in the Philippines after EDSA Dos.

  6. kabute - September 14, 2008 6:20 pm

    Si Samak parang si Erap na gusto ng common tao. Dito sa Pilipinas ayaw rin ng mga civil society type ka Erap kaya niluklok nila si glora sa pag-agaw ng puwesto ni Erap. Tama lang na huwag kaingitan ang mga Thais kung ukol sa ginawa nilang pagpatalsik kay Samak. Maingit tayo sa mga Thais na nag-aral dito sa UPLB sa rice production at ito ay ginawa nila sa Thailand kaya maunlad ang bigasan nila. Doon pa nga ang NFA umaangkat ng bigas. May pamangkin ako sa Thailand. Boung pamilya niya andoon. Sabi niya maginhawa ang buhay ng mga Thais. Mayroon din mga mahihirap pero di tulad ng mahirap sa Pilipinas. Dati gumagaya lang ang Thais sa mga Pilipino, ngayon ata baliktad na. Lalong nasisira ang kultura natin dahil sa masasama at kalokohan ng mga namamahala sa pamahalaan.

  7. kabute - September 14, 2008 6:48 pm

    On a different line;

    Headline news by the daily Tribune:

    MoA-AD to be used as main guide for new talks — Esperon

    The MoA-AD was described by many legal experts as patently a violation of the Constitution because it sought to create a Muslim state through the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE).

    General Aziz agreed that Bangsamoro aspirations can be accommodated within Philippine sovereignty and Constitution.
    ____________________________________________________________

    How unfortunate. Esperon is still at it as chief negotiator of gloria. If the MOA-AD is patently unconstitutional, why use it as “a main guide for (peace) talks”? And why is it that this Gen. Aziz of Malaysia says that the Bangsamoro aspirations as said in the MOA-AD can be accomodated within Philippine sovereignty and constitution. Wala naman silang pakialam sa sovereignty at constitution natin.

    Maybe this next statement by Kalumaran has some bearing to the insistence of using the MOA-AD still;

    “It also affirms and acknowledges the Lumad’s Right to Self-Determination by recognizing Lumad territories under the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE). However, Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the big landlords, big businesses and imperialist powers, have used the MOA-AD to further their interests,” it furthered.

    Kalumaran explained in the unity statement that President Arroyo and the big landlords have exploited the issues surrounding the MOA-AD to mislead and divide the Filipino people.
    ____________________________________________________________

    So Kalumaran still sees it as an instrument for their exploitation. GMA and her self-interest group would not give up the riches they have acquired and want to acquire in Mindanao. They are now using a different tack. Maybe a Plan B-C-D.

  8. J - September 14, 2008 9:57 pm

    I think the Thai middle class is simply arrogant.

  9. bitchevil - September 14, 2008 11:33 pm

    Latest news is that Senate President Manny Villar was rushed to the hospital. Is he really sick or trying to avoid Lacson’s privilege speech on Monday? Last Wednesday, Villar also canceled the Senate session allegedly because of strong rain when Lacson was about to speak about the C-5 scandal involving Villar.

  10. bitchevil - September 14, 2008 11:47 pm

    Who would buy this story? Villar got hurt after bumping into a person? Villar is not a small guy; and he’s surrounded by bodyguards. For the second time, he’s obviously trying to avoid Lacson’s speech on Monday:

    “Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. was rushed on Sunday to a hospital in Manila after a freak accident during a speaking engagement.

    Radio dzBB’s Nimfa Ravelo quoted Villar’s close-in photographer Cesar Tomambo as saying that the incident occurred at the Philippine International Convention Center along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.

    The incident took place on the eve of a “showdown” with Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who was to deliver a privilege speech on the “road to nowhere” mess.

    The report said Villar was at a speaking engagement when he bumped into a person. The report did not immediately name the person.

    Villar was brought to the Manila Doctor’s Hospital, the report said.”

  11. cocoy - September 15, 2008 1:27 am

    bitchevil;

    “Norbian Tactics”–is effective, at ginamit ni Villar.

  12. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 2:05 am

    Bro. Mike Velarde of El Shaddai was implicated in the scam with his company receiving the biggest for the right of way payment. We don’t hear much from Velarde’s camp except saying it’s true but his company has not been paid yet. What about other politicians? Are they willing to investigate Velarde?

  13. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 2:13 am

    El Shaddai leader and businessman Mariano “Mike” Velarde is not off the hook in a P200-million “road to nowhere” mess that the Senate plans to investigate, opposition Senator Panfilo Lacson said Sunday.

    Lacson noted Sen. Ana Consuelo Madrigal had sought to look into businesses that would benefit from the construction of a stretch of road between Sucat and South Luzon Expressway.

    Senator Madrigal filed a resolution asking to look into who will benefit from that road project, including right-of-way payments. Her resolution wants to find out who aside from Velarde benefited from that project.

    Velarde’s firm, Amvel Land Corp. reportedly obtained a windfall from selling the right-of-way over its Parañaque property for the road improvement project.

    Madrigal’s resolution stemmed from Lacson’s expose regarding a P200-million double entry in the 2008 budget for the road between Sucat Road and South Luzon Expressway.

    Lacson said it is possible that Madrigal’s resolution and the one he and seven other senators signed to investigate the double entry will be tackled jointly.

    …..Aside from Lacson and Madrigal, who have the balls to question Mike Velarde?

  14. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 2:25 am

    What? There’s a report of plan by this government to enter into a Visiting Forces Agreement with Russia. If this is true, GMA might as well declare the Philippines as an open country.

  15. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 5:13 am

    This is what Ninez Olivarez wrote about the C-5 Road anomaly and Mike Velarde’s involvement:

    “Want more proof that all this “outrage” being displayed by the minority senators over the so-called double insertions in the road to nowhere is nothing but demolition politics in aid of their presidential ambitions?

    One of the beneficiaries of the right of way on the C-5 project, it has been discovered, is a property firm, Amvel Land Corp. of El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde, a televangelist whom too many politicians don’t dare cross, for fear of losing the El Shaddai vote, if there is such a command El Shaddai vote for this charismatic group. There isn’t, truth to tell, as it is not a bloc vote.

    First of all, even as there has been discovered a “double entry” for the same road project worth P200 million, there was never any disclosure by the same minority senators of the Velarde firm as beneficiary. It was the media that brought it out in the open.

    But once disclosed, there went the minority senators, quickly saying that Velarde was not at issue, and that Velarde won’t be probed. It will just be the senator who had allegedly inserted the double entry that would be probed.

    So why should Velarde be spared, but not the senator, who may not even have inserted this road project in the budget? And why should there be anything by way of corruption if, as stated by the Budget chief himself, the funds were never released? So how could the individual have made money on this? Because his properties and businesses benefited from the new road? But so did all other businesses, as new opportunities have been opened with this new road constructed.”

  16. grizzy - September 15, 2008 5:27 am

    Mike Velarde is what he is, a false prophet. Filipinos should not be afraid of him. This man claims divine powers and acting like the Messiah himself. He should be banned.

    Remember the passage in the Scriptures? “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matt.7:15)

  17. grizzy - September 15, 2008 5:30 am

    Not banned but condemned. Masama ang ginagawa ng taong iyan even by the deception that he does in luring people to his organization which is nothing but a cult. Beat me how people can be deceived by this man.

  18. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 5:40 am

    I still remember when he was able to obtain huge housing loans from the government for his private housing projects. It was exposed, but nothing came out of it.

  19. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 5:46 am

    When Jesus Christ lived on the earth He organized His church and called apostles to lead and teach the people. Christ gave His apostles the authority to act in His name, to perform baptisms, to heal the sick, and to proclaim His gospel. After Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven, His apostles continued to teach His doctrine and direct His Church by receiving revelation from Christ. After His apostles were killed, people began to change His teachings, and although some truth remained, there was a general falling away from the truth, called the apostasy, and Christ’s church was taken from the earth.

  20. cocoy - September 15, 2008 6:15 am

    Hehehe! Mr.Umbrella (Mike Villarde) is a professional con artist,a deceitful false prophet.He made millions when he started fooling low intelligence and mentally disable persons and the government could that even tax him and his accumulated properties through his twisting prophesies of the Holy Bible.He must be stoned to death.

  21. bitchevil - September 15, 2008 7:32 am

    Now I know why Villar and Velarde are involved. Their names start with letter “V”. Both are of course Catholics, Velarde leading El Shaddai and Villar an active member of Couple for Christ. Both are good talkers (liars?) being politician and preacher. I don’t see much difference between a politician and preacher. They’re like salesmen. They are good in selling (deceiving) their products to the people. The only difference I can see is while one is mestizo looking, the other is Obama-looking. Cocoy was good at coining their last names. Mike VILLARde. What does Mike Villarde have that make him so popular and rich? He has nothing except some knowledge of the Bible and ability to speak to the audience. If you have listened to a high powered sales speaker in a multi-level marketing seminar, you know what I mean.

  22. stycch - September 15, 2008 8:55 am

    O pano yan, sobrang ginagago na tayo, sino ba handang lumabas muli sa lansangan?

  23. Valdemar - September 15, 2008 10:52 am

    Is there anything else we can do now but relax and enjoy the new extension road unless we insert another funding for another right of way for the extension without tresspassing properties of the mighties.

  24. rose - September 15, 2008 11:05 am

    Kanino ba inis o galit si Villar that made him banged his head on the wall..yon pala ulo ng isang tao..or was he playing soccer kaya he “butt headed the person” kanyang kanyang palabas…

  25. Valdemar - September 15, 2008 12:26 pm

    STP s sipag tiaga at pokpok. mabuti wala siyang gavel nun.

  26. etcetera - September 16, 2008 7:18 am

    Tama si Ninez Olivarez, bakit sila matatakot kay Vellarde? Di naman sila bloc vote ah? at saka kakaunti lang sila.

  27. bitchevil - September 16, 2008 8:06 am

    INC is to be feared more than El Shaddai. INC has been practicing block voting way back since the time of Quezon and Magsaysay. El Shaddai just tried to copy but is not successful.

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