Saturday, April 14, 2012
A personal friend of mine confided to me that he’s getting more and more concerned about the standoff between the
Philippines and at Scarborough Shoal. China
Even if I’m not a military man, I immediately told him without thinking there’s NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, including the possibility of war.
For the simple reason that China IS FULLY AWARE that she has NO ALLY in her highly questionable movements in the South China Sea, which includes Scarborough Shoal.
And that we have a mutual defense treaty with the
in case any country attacks us. US
Other countries, especially those who have their own concerns in cur country like our trading partners, would not want to see their interests jeopardized by armed Chinese aggression.
And risk the possibility of the entry of other countries into any conflict.
So even if China has the biggest number of soldiers on Earth and a well-armed military, she knows she will NEVER WIN against the rest of the world, whether
in a shooting war or on the diplomatic front.
Personally, the Scarborough Shoal is an isolated UNLAWFUL ACT by some criminals in the Chinese military.
The Chinese poachers, or should I say THIEVES, who had triggered the standoff, probably want more of the giant clams, corals and live sharks which they had earlier caught and fled with.
That’s why their trying to scare off our Navy and Coast Guard personnel with their ships.
Once the Chinese see that they can’t intimidate us, and the
and other countries start speaking up in our favor or for the tension to end,
20-1 they’ll readily back off. US
categorically said it will help us if necessary over the persistent ownership
claim by China of the Spratly Islands,
immediately expressed readiness to a diplomatic solution. China
That will happen again with Scarborough Shoal. Of curse, prayer is still the best weapon but don’t let the standoff affect you.
From our friends:
PNOY BLACKMAILING MINDANAOANS, PROTECTING INCOMPETENTS!
BIEN BALAJADIA of
Couldn't have said it better, Boyet.
RUELLE ALBERT CASTRO
Read the whole blog. I think it's excessive to solely pin the blame for the power problem in
to the current administration if the starting point is the rehabilitation of
the hydropower plant. The rehabilitation was a continuing problem even before
the administration came in so maybe they should not be the only one to take the
Dapat ilagay ang Malacanang sa mindanao! Ewan ko lang kung tumagal cila doon!
JOSE LUIS LEGARDA
The ‘moro-moro’ energy summit did not actually resolve anything or even set any goals. it was all a platform for Abnoy to tell the Mindanaoans that they should pay more. As always, Abnoy is just once again washing his hands as he does best. There was certainly no shortage of blame and excuses as always. It is not impossible for Congress to pass a special law circumventing the EPIRA, giving Abnoy the authority to build a power plant in
Mindanao that will be later
sold to the private sector. Government’s role is to lead the way and serve and
protect the people. But as always, Abnoy will take the easy way out of anything
and pass everything to the people. Makes one wonder, whatever happened to the
investors who are supposed to have confidence in the Abnoy admin?
Iyan lang naman ang kayang gawin ni Abnoy, linlangin ang taumbayan sa kanyang mga kapalpakan at katangahan!
Natural na bigyan nya ng protection ang mga culprit sa likod ng
Mindanao electric problem. Paano sila kikita?
RICKY MONFORT of
Boyet, the problem with the administration of Aavnoy is no action until the problem arises. Example is this current situation in
Mindanao. When he first started in office 2
years ago, he could have started being pro active about the problem that he knew will become worse if he doesn't act on it.
He waited until it became worse and now, he's not giving the Mindanaoans any choice
but a more polluted and more expensive solution. If he had acted on this problem
when he started his stint as leader of the country, he would have been more than
halfway above the problem. What did he do the past two years? NOTHING! And all
he did, with his lapdogs, was cancel all the good and suspicious contracts of
the previous administration and blame them for the current problem. This is the
kind of attitude Avnoy and his administration has been showing the public ever
since he took over GMA. Tthat's why nothing has been done to improve the
economy or alleviate the plight of the poor. It's all about giving poor excuses
and blaming the past!
ED PUNZAL of Tagig
Geez you people are so intelligent that why not do something about the problems? You talk as if you are fully aware of the real situation and conditions in
Mindanao. You are only good
in making sarcastic comments and saying nasty things for you
are all opposed to the present administration. Besides, the President is doing
everything in addressing the problems in Mindanao,
so just wait and see if something concrete comes out of the solutions being
given by the administration to arrest the problems.
Let's wait and see "if something concrete comes out?" If nothing positive comes out, shall we still wait and see? Time is gold, this is not the time for Noynoying.
JOSE RAMON VILLANUEVA
Economic saboteurs! Now, they're planning a P350 billion budget to prop up the power shortage ... question is, who gets the commission.
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
"You have to pay more because this is the reality of economics, not the rhetoric of politics. Everything has its price.” SO HAVING YOU AS OUR PRESIDENT FOR 6 LONG DREADED YEARS IS THE PRICE WE HAVE TO ENDURE, is that it?
Tama ka, bro. Nagsabi pa, pay more or live with insufficient energy. Iyon ba ang solution sa kahirapan, lalo niyang pahirapan ang taga-
Mindanao? May Maria Cristina Falls, may Mt.
Apo geo, may
ng Bukidnon, bakit nagkaganon? Mismanaged ba or panahon na para suklian ang mga
nasa likod ng pagigng presidente niya? Taga Mindanao, magising na kayo. Ihanda
na ninyo pamaypay ninyo at mga kandila, sulo na ang gamitin sa gabi, putulin
lahat puno para may panggatong. Polangui River
Pnoy has all the more given Mindanaoans good reason to reject him and his LP in the 2013 elections.
JOSEPH OPULENCIA of
Niloko na, nanakot pa! He must look for a solution, not threaten....
JONAS RICAFRENTE MOJICA
The reality is, he has no time for actions for solutions. He will just blame GMA for that matter. He's busy in manipulating what will favor conviction of GMA, Ccorona, Abalos and others.
Nice article, Sir Boyet!
MORE THAN WORDS
Is this your best approach on how to solve the power crisis in
Mindanao, by passing the burden
to the people?
A HARD SLAP ON THE FACE OF RAAISSA ROBLES!
Baka naman totoo kasi!
BELINDA OLIVARES CUNANAN
Buking talaga si Raissa Robles. And buking din ang rappler.com which seems to be dedicated to the proposition that CJ Corona is corrupt, ergo he must be removed at all cost and install his chief rival at the SC. The problem, however, is that a counter-story such as what ABS-CBN America just did on the supposed luxurious apartment of Charina Corona will not make it into the yellow media which blasted the story of CJ Corona's alleged US properties earlier. Ang makakaalam lang ang mga taong may access to the Internet. Will ABS-CBN in
publicize in full
the story of its American correspondent? Manila
STRIKE 2 FOR RAISSA ROBLES
Even US RNs (registered nurses) who earn less then US PTs (physical therapists) can buy houses like those of Charina Corona! Dumb ass Raissa Robles! 30
Friday, April 13, 2012
Two things are getting clearer and clearer as the
Mindanao power crisis drags on:
Pnoy is BLACKMAILING MINDANAOANS into paying more for electricity to private power firms while PROTECTING THE INCOMPETENTS who have either MISEARBLY FAILED or DELIBERATELY IGNORED the problem since his administration took over.
Mindanao power summit, Pnoy
bluntly told the participants: “There are only two choices: pay a little more
for energy, or live with the rotating brownouts.”
Pnoy DID NOT IDENTIFY even one person who must explain why the power problem worsened to crisis proportions. But he REPEATEDLY SAID, , LIKE A BROKERN CD, that Mindanaoans should pay more for electricity so that private investors will come in to ensure a steady power supply.
Look at these excerpts from his speech in the summit as quoted in at least two leading broadsheets today, April 14:
“The simple truth is: you will have to pay more.”
“You have to pay a real price for a real service. … You have to pay a little more for the current and future health of the energy sector in
Mindanao.” “Prices will increase; and you need to play
your part.” “Paying a little more for energy
will enable us to ensure a stable supply of power for the future of the
region.” “We have to get more plants here … But how can you entice
anyone to invest if their generating cost is more than their selling cost?”
Pnoy revealed that
energy production capacity is 1,280 megawatts (MW) but peak demand is at 1,300
MW, resulting in a 20 MW shortage and the absence of the 150 MW reserve margin.
He had no explanation for the shortage, and did not name who was responsible for it.
At least three solutions were brought up by Pnoy in the summit – the P2.6 billion rehabilitation of the Agus 6 hydroelectric plant, the P7.24 billion rehabilitation of river basins and the long-delayed P6-billion rehabilitation of the Agus-Pulangi stations.
But Pnoy did not say WHY all these HAVE NOT BEEN DONE in the almost two years that he has been president.
Energy Sec. Jose Rene Almendras admitted that ”We assume the responsibility that we have failed. That is my responsibility. That is my failure. We had plans, we did very good planning, we were unable to execute the plans in the appropriate timing that it was supposed to be done. There were a lot of challenges.”
But remember, people, Almendras was IMMEDIATELY CLEARED by Malacanang of any liability for the crisis when it started getting national attention. Neither did he reveal; what those challenges were!
To Mindanaoans and to everyone else: There’s a LOT MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE in the power crisis. Insisting on finding out who’s to blame and a LOT MORE DETAILS to justify the hell you’re going through, and will plunge deeper into, once you start paying higher power bills.
If nobody will be accountable for the Mindanaa power crisis, NOBODY ELSE will be held responsible by Pnoy’s government for any other power crisis ANYWHERE in the future. And we, the helpless consumers, will have to bear all the bullshit!
From our friends:
STRIKE 2 FOR RAISSA ROBLES!
Liars go to hell... buhay ka pa sinusunog na kaluluwa mo Raissa Robles!
BIEN BALAJADIA of
2 strikes? Has she ever been right yet about anything?
LIZA PEARL CAPEROCHO of
Raissa Robles - irresponsible reporting to raise suspicions if Charina Corona could really afford such property...malaki siguro binayad sa kanya ,no?
MELVYN DELA CRUZ JR.
Now what, Ms. Raissa Robles?
For all the slaps and slugs that this bitch has been getting, she must be black and blue by now. Serves you right, Raissa Robles. For the love of money... serves you right
CJ DIVAD of
, Pampanga Angeles
I never even knew the name Raissa Robles till she became popular as a basher of
She has no credibility whatsoever as a journalist because of her one-sidedness.
Any journalist worth his salt will thoroughly research everything before
presentation. She is just bold and indiscriminate with her blogging because the
law on libel hasn't been successfully tested yet when it comes to cyberspace. Corona
Shame on you, Raissa Robles. Nagpapasikat ka ba?
RONALD V. RAFER
A PT in the
can earn as much as $100,000 per year, and that's only for a newcomer...I know
because my sister is a manager in a recruitment agency sending medical professionals
to the ,
including PTs. US
She is a real example of an ‘envelopmental’ journalist.
There should be a crusade against this woman and let the press club be accountable also for not castigating this so called journalist... so they will be forced to discredit this rumormonger.
Robles is just another paid hack. Prostitution Journalism is what she does.
Stupiid bitch, bayaran Robles,
You meant Strike 66, right?
AILEEN ABIONG TOLENTINO of
Siguro kumuha pa ng Masteral sa PAGSISINUNGALING ang Raissa Robles na ito . Raissa Robles, kung itinuturing mong isa kang journalist responsibilidad mo na icheck ang buong katotohanan patungkol sa mga isinusulat mo . . .
A HARD SLAP ON RAISSA ROBLES’ FACE
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
She deserves a DOZEN slaps each on BOTH cheeks...
Huwag nang patulan klepto na Robles na iyan. Tago na lang n’yo mga gamit n’yo...mahirap na masalisihan.
COI PALMIERI of
A real big slap for you, Raissa! Hope you read this! Shame on you!
ALEX VERSOZA of
With the level of how she is touted as an investigative journalist, there is no allowance for oversight. She fully knows what she has been doing - including those with deliberate malice, so it seems.
CONDESA DE ESPANA
Is this Raissa Robles for sale? I mean her dignity as a comics writer.
BENJAMIN SAMONTE of
Instead of slap, how about a kick?
She’s not even funny!
CRISTY MARIE REYES of
Kahit slap pa natin ng ilang beses ang mukha niya,di mamumula yun dahil sobrang kapal na talaga yun. Ang kinabubuhay niya ang ang manira ng ibang tao kahit walang basehan.
JOSE LUIS LEGARD
Evil never sleeps! The Abnoy hate machinery never ever sleeps.30
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This reaction by one of our readers to our blog, “A HARD SLAP ON RAISSA ROBLES’ FACE,” gives a deeper look into the malice behind Robles’ blgos on Charina Corona.
From: JULIET NERIDA ROSALES of
That's what I tweeted her. The problem with her article WAS SHE ONLY CITED THE EXPENSE, NOT THE INCOME. THEN, SHE REPLIED TO ME, TO SHOW PROOF OF INCOME. I TOLD HER THAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HER JOB AS AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST AS SHE CLAIMS. The mere fact that she's (Charina) a PT in the
shows she has income. US
I don’t know Ms. Rosales personally, people. But consider these:
Ms. Rosales gave her full name when she posted the comment. She did not use an alias or hide under anonymity. That means she’ll stand by it in case of denial by Robles.
Ms. Rosales narrated only the specific circumstances which led to her comment. She did not accuse Robles of anything. She did not include any unrelated details. She even indicated how she communicated with Robles, by Twitter. No malice on her part.
It was indeed Robles’ job to find out the possible income of Charina. Any legitimate or professional journalist knows this, or should know this. The BURDEN OF PROOF IS ALWAYS ON THE ACCUSER, NOTTHE ACCUSED.
Anybody who says he or she is a journalist and that it was Charina’s responsibility to disclose her earnings to disprove Robles’ blog is a FAKE!.
Since Ms. Rosales posted her comment several hours ago, on a repost of our blog by another Facebook group. I have yet to receive a comment saying that she has an axe to grind against Robles.
And as I’ve pointed out earlier, Robles NEVER CAME OUT with how much a physical therapist like Charina makes in the
US in all her blogs which raised suspicions on
her financial capacity to buy a home in
which detractors insist is actually owned by her father, Chief Justice Renato
Again, anybody correct me if I’m, wrong.
I won’t speculate on anything, ladies and gentlemen. You be the judge. Let me just repeat: If ever you decide to read Robles’ works, THINK A MILLION TIMES FIRST before you even consider anything she says as true or accurate or logical.
From our readers:
A HARD SLAP ON RAISSA ROBLES’ FACE!
RICKY MONFORT of
Boyet, I have a strong feeling that it's Malacanang who gave this info to this bitch who willingly spread it and was willing to be used to expose this ridiculous lie.
MARY GRACE SANCHEZ of
Super slap! Shared it with Crusade Against Irresponsible Journalism.
Ano napala ni Raissa sa mga blog niya? Supalpal ang mga blog niya. KABOOM!
You sir, are a poet! When someone has no ill intent, the writing just flows, no sugar coats, just the facts; something the Left just hates.
LIZA PEARL CAPEROCHO of
A big OUCH for Raissa. She deserves it!
Raissa Robles only aims to ruin the CJ’s reputation, to demonize him, never mind if what she writes are lies and unverified data. The hell with the truth. She is the perfect example of a journalist kuno with an envelope mentality. Pera-pera lang yan Raissa na yan. She should be ignored and buried to oblivion.
EVAN MANALANG of
i just cannot understand why the lady is so bold n exposing untruths about the Chief Justice's daughter. All her time, the focus is to discredit the Chief Justice and try to make it appear that indeed CJ Corona is guilty! Playing fair and balanced ang ABias CBN. Until when?
JILL PAA of Hell’s
Investigative journalist, my arse!.
May we hear your side on this, Ms. Raissa Robles?
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
Well, how can she refuse ...the benefits are all there for the taking! Can't you see, her face looks like a peso sign?
KAHIYA-HIYA talaga sila sa pagiging super SINUNGALING nila. Magaling sila maginvent ng kuwento manira lang ng taong kagalang-galang tulad ni CJ
Kawalanghiyaan kasi ang nasa isip ni Raissa Robles!
NORA ENCISO of Cainta
Parusahan yang sinungaling na iyan. Naku, we will never hear the end of it. What a one- sided govt.
SAMUEL ROLDAN of
Pang-tabloid lang kasi ang bayarang journalist na ito eh. Pang- tsismis na lang ito at pera pera na lang!
BIEN BALAJADIA of
More like money journalism. She'll write for anybody who gives her the most cash.
JAY-R MARCHAN of
She practices yellow journalism!
May i have the honor of slapping that bitch?
FEL CEAZAR AGSUALIO aof Digos, Davao del Norte
You can sir... make sure she will realize everything.
RON RONQUILLO of
Slap? She needs a slug to the jaw!
These things, such as the demonizing of
is not uncommon to enterprising writers, Corona
RODEL RAMIL of
, Hong Kong Kowloon City
That means Robles is a great liar f all time!
Yan ang napapala ng mga mahihilig mag fish ng evidence at nasusupalpal like pwesecutors. Like now, active na naman sa kakaputak sa media si abnoy destroying CJ Corona, pati si ex-NBI Director Gatdula na inalis nya na sa puesto ay pinupulaan pa din.
ERWIN PEREZ GARCIA
Eh. Wanna ba journalist naman si Raissa robles eh,
Inggit lang yang si Robles. Wwala siguro siyang bahay sa
You knoiw, crab mentality! US
Raissa is BS….
Sumasakay lang sa issue kay CJ Corona itong si Raissa para sumikat.
Frustrated journalist instead.
Pen plus paper plus witchhunting = Raissa Robles
I heard the news nga kanina. Interesado ngayon ako kung paano o ano ngaun ang masasabi ni Raissa. Tablan kaya siya sa ginawa nya, magapologize or paninindigan pa din yung sinabi niya sa kabila ng report na ito.
ABDUL MAJEED RANAIN
Selective ang "investigative journalist" na iyan sa kaniyang mga research at kelangan pa ng approval para ma-post ang comment mo sa kaniyang blog. Isa lang yang dakilang tsismosa. Ewan ko ba kung bakit may nagpapapaniwala pa diyan. Ang dami niyang nilalabas laban kay
. Nung inimbitahan naman ng defense team
para maging witness sa impeachment, ayaw namang pumunta. Corona
MARYO BANLAT LABAD
If she's really an investigative journalist she must know her job.
I consider this Raissa Robles not as an "investigative journalist" rather, "a paid propagandist." She'll sell her WARES for the HIGHEST BIDDER... You want a DEMOLITION JOB on a particular person - Raissa's the lady to call...
Shame on you, Raissa Robles.
Ang tanong dyan eh kung fabricated lang lahat ng nilabas ni Raissa Robles, bakit nya inallow sarrli nya na magsinungaling? Ano kapalit ng nilabas niya? 30
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here’s SOLID, INDISPUTABLE PROOF that Charina Corona can afford to buy, and is the OWNER of, the California, USA home which accusers of her father, Chief Justice Renato Corona, persist as his or was bought under DUBIOUS TERMS and conditions using her as a dummy.
From a report by NADIA TRINIDAD of the ABS-CBN North America News Bureau (which I am quoting in full):
Given her work as a physical therapist, Chief Justice Renato Corona’s daughter Charina can afford to buy a house in
where she is now based. Roseville, California
A report from ABS-CBN North America News Bureau showed that the house which blogger-journalist Raissa Robles wrote about is a “starter home” and not a lavish one as some quarters had alleged.
Based on aboveallhouseplans.com, “a starter home implies the home can be built on a low budget for a first-time home owner. Sometimes they are called 'cost buster' meaning a great deal of planning has gone into the design to eliminate waste.”
Based on the US Labor Department, a physical therapist earns at least $79,830 a year or P3.5 million a year. This supports earlier statements from
camp that Charina can buy a house on her own. Corona , who is going through an impeachment
trial, said he does not own the property. Corona
The ABS-CBN North American Bureau tried to get Charina’s statement, but she refused to answer.
The house is worth $269,500. Charina made a 10% downpayment and she pays the balance every month. The balance is payable in 30 years.
real estate expert and lawyer Norberto Reyes, Roseville
is one of the many communities in the greatly affected by the
foreclosure crisis that started in 2006. US
Costs of houses slipped by almost half because of the economic crisis. Charina bought the house in 2008.
“This might be a home that's suitable for a young married couple just starting out. You know, low- to middle-income. It is by no means a luxurious property,” Reyes said.
Based on a title obtained by the bureau, Charina also signed an inter-spousal grant deed for the property, which means she is the sole owner of the house. Reyes said, however, that this is common in the
“It's not uncommon for married couples to enter into an agreement whether formal or otherwise, that certain property would be considered separate property of one spouse instead of community property even though that property may have been acquired during the time of the marriage. That's not uncommon at all,” Reyes said. 30
Now, think about these, ladies and gentlemen:
Raissa Robles cited documents and other data in her blog that cast serious doubt on the financial capability of Charina to buy the home. For those who missed it, Robles even used the purchase as a justification for the opening of
dollar accounts. Corona
But she NEVER CAME OUT in her blog with how much can a physical therapist earn in the
Any writer worth his or her salt would have readily asked that question, since it’s OBVIOUSLY RELATED to her blogs. So the question now is WHY DIDN’T SHE? Anybody correct me if I’m wrong.
If Robles will say it was an oversight on her part, considering how good she supposedly is, I’ll readily comment: Tell it to the marines. If she’ll insist on the accuracy of her blogs and dare say the ABS-CBN report was erroneous, then she had better have airtight proof and very, very credible sources.
If Robles won’t comment, then it will be UNDENIABLE PROOF that she had been into INTRIGUES ALL ALONG in writing her Charina blogs with the VULGAR GOAL of helping DEMONIZE Chief Justice Corona in the public mind.
Take your pick, ladies and gentlemen.
I just sincerely hope that everyone will be VERY, VERY CAREFUL from now on before believing in whatever Robles will say against
DON’T PANIC OVER NORTH KOREAN ROCKET!
Isa lang ang panalangin ko.
ang mahulugan ng rocket debris ay yung NAGNONOYNOYING. Yung nasa Malacanang lang, ha! Sana
That’s true. We are not in panic regarding the rocket launch of
dahil we are expecting
its debris to fall straight on Malacanang at nandun ang nagnonoynoying. Lord,
hear our prayer! North Korea
Mga nagpapanic, PARANOID!
JAN VICTOR AYSON of
What's Pnoy going to do if it falls on Malacanang, hide under the bed?
A case of
Mindanao always forgotten!
It seems no one in Mindanao is complaining, except for a few of us here in
I believe there are many cause-oriented groups in Manila Mindanao
who can publicly air and drumbeat this problem to awaken the Noynoying people
in government. Bakit kaya wala?
Congress wants to give emergency powers to Pnoy to solve the problem, yet Pnoy wants to throw these same problems to LGUs. 30