Saturday, July 14, 2012
Sorry for my two-day absence, boys and girls. I had to attend to something.
I have been getting more and more queries from friends, both personal and from Facebook, as well as readers on my personal recommendations on the issues I discuss and criticize.
So even if I have been a victim of idea theft before, and wouldn’t want to be looked upon as just another empty-headed critic either, allow me to start with my suggestions on how to reduce poverty.
DEDUCT AT LEAST P10 BILLION from the multi-billion budget of the Conditional Cash Transfer CCT) Program and use the money on the following:
Set up government-owned markets or groceries wherein goods are sold at farm gate or factory prices. This scheme will provide jobs for store helpers and other personnel while stretching the purchasing power of the poor.
If necessary, buy the land on which the market or grocery will be built.
If there are laws or ordinances which prohibit these, ask senators or congressmen or local officials to move for amendments.
Conduct ROUND-THE-CLOCK, as in NON-STOP, skills trainings or seminars on employment or income-generating ventures. Spend on media and other information dissemination systems to maximize public awareness and attract more participants or attendees.
I am aware that seminars or trainings like these are conducted. But the problem is these are done only on the proverbial ‘once in a blue moon’ frequency or are hardly heard of by the public, especially the poor.
Related to this, establish a centralized/national marketing arm whose sole job will be to look for clients or markets for the works to be produced from the income-generating ventures trainings.
Set up another centralized/national agency whose sole responsibility is to gather information on job openings nationwide and disseminate these both in national media and the barangay level.
A common dilemma of the poor in looking for work is they simply don’t know where to go to look for employment. Also, remember guys that a lot of them often don’t have money to spare for newspapers or Internet shops to surf for job vacancies.
Participants in income-generating ventures trainings can also be asked to come up with their own proposals, with seed capital to be awarded to the best idea (s),
Allocate part of the P10 billion for an increase in government credit lines for the poorest of the poor for their small-scale business ideas or their needs to increase their produce, like farmers and fishermen.
Support this with SUSTAINED PUBLICTY (at least two weeks) so that as many as people as possible will be informed about it.
I will be ding similar blogs like these from now on. Your ideas or suggesations are most welcome.
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THE TRAGEDY WE FACE WITH DOLPHY’S DEATH
He never went into politics. What a hard act to follow!
ALBERTO LEE of
He’ll surely be missed. How many Dolphy can a country produce? Maybe one in a century?
SI PNOY! SANA
ESTEB QUEROLDANWalang konsensiya at walang puso ang rehimeng Noynoy. Oo nga't si Kris ang naghost sa tribute ng ABS-CBN sa King of Comedy pero
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Here’s hoping that another Dolphy will come out as soon as possible to carry on with his legacy of bringing joy and laughter into our lives to help us forget, even for a few hours, the unending trials we face every single day.
Another Dolphy not just from show business but from every sector in which we move or deal with night and day, day and night -- family, office, school and especially politics.
Another Dolphy who, like the King of Comedy, would be more than willing to dedicate the rest of his life to making people happy in every way he could.
For that is the tragedy we will now have to face with Dolphy’s death.
We have lost a man who CONSISTENTLY gave joy, inspiration and hope to our lives for MORE THAN 60 LONG YEARS, without expecting anything in return other than seeing our appreciation of his work through our laughter or smiles.
Countless are the celebrities who had used their fame in show business as their passport to other interests, especially politics. But not Dolphy.
He had candidly admitted once in an interview hat there had been ups and downs in his career. Had he tried politics, he would have been a sure winner for whatever public office he aimed for.
But Dolphy would have none of it.
He opted to continue with his UNSELFISH LOVE of the people, especially of the masses from which he had come from. As people who knew him and had worked with him now reveal, he wouldn’t have stopped working had illness not forced him to unofficial retirement.
Dolphy’s gone, and life gets tougher with each passing day.
We could all use a wide smile, and a loud laughter. Not just for a day or two, but for as long as we are in this earthly journey.
But there’s no sign of another Dolphy on the horizon. I pray that God won’t make us wait too long.
From our friends:
SI PNOY! SANA
Dolphy might find it a worthless exercise.
Di magagawa ni Mang Dolphy yun kay Pnoy. Kasi, sya po yung taong kabaligtaran ni Pnoy. Di po sya marunong magtanim ng galit sa kapwa niya.. Wala pong bahid ng paghihiganti sa puso niya. Kung meron pong magmumulto kay Pnoy, yun po ay si Cory at Ninoy para sabihin na puro palpak na ang ginagawa naya.
ISABEL JUICO of
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Boyet, di lang pagmultuhan, hatakin ang mga paa paalis sa Malacanang.
Hindi naman yata tama na ikabit lahat ng issue sa isang tao na ayaw natin. Di ba parang childish act yan? Besides, irespeto naman natin yung taong kamamatay lang.
Ikaw talaga, Boyet…lol
Ang pagmumultuhan po ay si Director Nicanor Tiongson. Siya po yung humarang sa pagiging National Artist ni Dolphy noon pang 2009.
Wala akong makitang magandang ginawa si Pnoy sa bansa natin.
TOOTS SYLED of
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Dolphy was a good man. He won’t harm another good man.
A good person would never want to harm anyone.
GURLY CASTANARES of
Masyado pong mabait si Dolphy para multuhin si Pnoy.
Baka si Dolphy ang matakot
At bangungutin (
si Pnoy) sa kakatawa. sana
Di uso ang multo, at di rin tutoo.
VIRGILIO BACOSA of Cainta, Rizal
Jesus said love even your enemy.
Dolphy was not a Noynoy supporter.
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
Farmville, Virginia, USA
Di puwede…matatawa lang iyong pagmumultuhan.
Agree and disagree.
THE DANGER OF DE
BEING CHIEF JUSTICE! LIMA
De Lima is being pushed by the Communists in Malacanang. De Lima has pending cases which should cause her to be disqualified by the Judicial and Bar Council, but because of her Malacanang supporters, this so-so alumna of the San Beda College of Law who abused and disrespected the TRO of the Supreme Court and has never been a judge or justice now wants to be the CHIEF JUSTICE of the Supreme Court! Let's see what will happen. But if she becomes CJ, expect all the criminal cases filed against CPP-NPA-NDF founder Jose Ma. Sison to be quashed, while anti-Communist leaders like Jovito Palparan will be hunted. If P-Noy does not know the restiveness of the military and police, or pretend not to know, expect the next three years of his administration to be perilous times for the Philippines. De Lima is a close blood relative of Juliet de Lima, Sison” wife.
BENJAMIN SAMONTE of
Chicago, Illinois, USA
De Lima is a blind follower of Pnoy’s dictatorship.
GRACE GO of
Hindi pa nga CJ si De Lima, abusada at bastos na Palabasin ba naman ang DOJ press sa room na inooccupy nila for 30 years at sabihan na threat sila..
I can’t imagine a communist sitting as Chief Justice. 30
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
PAGMULTUHAN SANA NI DOLPHY SI PNOY.
I’m not joking, people. I mean every word of it and sincerely hope it happens. God forgive me if this is a sin.
For the simple reason that Pnoy CAPRICIOUSLY DEPRIVED Dolphy of the honor of being a National Artist, a recognition the Comedy King had RIGHTFULLY EARNED with his blood, sweat and tears in the more than 50 years that he had made millions and millions of us laugh and forget, even for a few moments, the miseries of this life.
All because, as Pnoy and his lapdogs claimed, there was a procedure to follow. PROCEDURE MY ASS!
We have all seen REPEATED AND GLOWING EXAMPLES of how Pnoy and his ROBOTS in his government SHAMELESSLY DISREGARDED procedures whenever they wanted to attack their political foes.
Justice Sec. Leila de Lima PUBLICLY IGNORED a Supreme Court order which would have allowed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband Mike to travel abroad last year.
Pnoy did not raise any objection to that. Malacanang openly supported De Lima.
Under the rules, an impeachment complaint must have been read and understood by the signatory before it is filed.
But in the case of former Chief Justice Renato Corona, a lot of the congressmen-signatories eventually ADMITTED that they did not read the complaint and just signed it outright.
Pnoy did not call for adherence to the rules. He evenly and publicly declared full support to the congressmen and to the impeachment complaint.
Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno was directly and publicly accused of receiving jueteng bribes. But instead of following the usual procedure of subjecting the accused to questioning, Pnoy HIMSELF IMMEDIATELY CLEARED Puno.
Pag gusto ni Pnoy, WALANG PROCE-PROCEDURE. Pero para kay Dolphy, merong proseso na dapat sundin.
KAIPOKRITUHANG WALA NANG HIHIGIT PA!
It’s noting less than amazing how can Pnoy STOMACH this HYPOCRISY AND ARROGANCE. But I’m confident more than ever that God is taking note of everything, and won’t tolerate these for long.
From our friends:
THE DANGER OF DE
BEING CHIEF JUSTICE! LIMA
ED PUNZAL of Tagig
I’ll bet everything I own that De Lima will not be chosen by the JBC as among the three names to be submitted to the President for his selection of the new CJ. She may have the competence, the integrity, the probity but, she lacks the independence required of the person who sits as the CJ. She is a member of the Cabinet of the appointing authority, so it is anomalous if she’ll be made as an option for a CJ. Her independence is suspect.
How can we keep a close watch on De Lima, Boyet Antonio, kung ang press pinagbabawalan na? SOMETHING’S COOKING INSIDE THE DOJ, and I think they’re cleaning up all the bad records of the political dynasties who will be running in the elections.
Wala ba siyang kamatayan para katakutan?
CHARISAMA ANG of
De Lima is an asshole.
She is rotten and rubbish.
I'd say na maraming gustong lumapit at sumampal kay De Lima. Gusto lang maramdaman ang kakapalan ng mukha niya.
Talagang danger iyang si De Lma kahit hindi maging CJ. Komunista iyan.
AURORA RUSSEL of
, Pampanga Angeles
I am taken aback by the arrogance of this person, what audacity. Somebody who has some concern about her (if there is any) should tell her to get off her high horse. She doesn't have the right to throw her weight (no pun intended) around. She is spiteful and overly ambitious for her own good, she does not deserve the CJ post. if this President has any brains left in him, he should not appoint her. 30
Monday, July 9, 2012
So Justice Sec. Leila de Lima feels she is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than Pnoy.
Why? She says the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) has recommended to the Department of Justice (DoJ) to avoid ambush interviews.
But she didn’t give any ground, for the recommendation, like verified threats to her life or previous assaults on her or other DoJ officials durin g past ambush interviews.
Basta sabi kuno ng NICA, rapos.
Isipin ninyo ito, mga kababayan: Kung ngayon pa lamang ay ganito na KAYABANG AT KAILUSYONADA si De Lima, paano na lalo kung magiging Chief Justice siya?
Anybody correct me if I’m wrong but it was NEVER REPORTED that the NICA had made a similar recommendation to Pnoy, who has faced probably hundreds of ambush interviews more than De Lima and, in fairness, had accommodated these whenever he could.
Despite the fact that his life is 1,000 TIMES MORE AT RISK 24 hours a day seven days a week than De Lima.
The NICA had better have one hell of an explanation to what makes De Lima a lot more possible and special target for harm than the President that she should avoid even ambush interviews by media.
De Lima was quoted in news reports as saying “It’s not really the media but some other people. You’ll never know when you’ll get infiltrated by media impostors,”
I say this is an indirect admission that she ‘DOESN’T TRUST THE COMPETENCE of her bodyguards and security personnel at the DoJ, and a LOUSY alibi to cover up the true reason for kicking out reporters from their offices at the department’s main building.
Which is to PREVENT MEDIA ACCESS to information on FRAUD and other ILLEGALITIES damaging to the DoJ.
De Lima said the findings on the anomalies in the procurement processes at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is, WHILE NOT THE MAIN REASON, A FACTOR for evicting the media men from the main building.
Judge for yourselves, people.
From our friends:
ENRILE MUST EXPLAIN THIS…
JULIUS ALFONSO of
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Gone are the days where integrity, impartiality and independence is the general rule in governance. Nowadays, it's the exception. Nevertheless, let us give the gentleman the benefit of the doubt. Truth or lie, I already lost my hope in the truth since the chief justice was convicted. It marked the death of the three branches of government. We are now enjoying a guided democracy. As what the famous slogan says, "it is more fun in the
or should I say "only in the ". Philippines
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
Farmville, Virginia, USA
NO AMOUN T of explanation is needed from a traitor!
TAKSIL KANG MATANDA KA!
GRACE GO of
Why LP, not UNA? Does this mean that we really can’t trust the PCOS machine in the 2013 elections? Bayan, gising!
If this is true, Pinas is in deep shit!
Boys and girls, this is it! This is the turning point. JPE will do EVERYTHING para lang mapasok at manalo ang anak nyang si Jack. He'll do Pnoy’s bidding with no questions asked. Malaking DAYAAN ito this coming election. Malaking gulo ito.
SYLVIA CENON of
What else is new with the traitor Juan Ponce Enrile? Since his betrayal of former President Marcos, this man’s integrity was lost forever.
JOMEL ACE ESPERANCILLA
Traidor talaga ang Enrileng iyan!
RICO GARCIA of
, Bulacan San Rafael
Di karapatdapat sa gobyerno mag amang yan. Traidor kahit kanino.
Enrile is a political opportunist!
ISABEL JUICO of
JPE say mea culpa.
ARMANDO MACAAREM of
Ngayon lang ba ninyo nalaman na si Enrile ay isang modern day Judas?
MARIA CLARA of
Kapal talaga ni tanda. Oy, magbago ka na. Ilang hinga na lang ang gagawin mo.
Isn't that one of the political gains for the vote of conviction? 1) He retains the position of senate president, 2) Jack gets a senatorial position in 2013. He also is the leader of the voting bloc who all met at Legarda's home in
Forbes Park weekend before the judgment on . This took care of the undecided and swing
votes. JPE is also protecting his investments and insurance brokerage for GSIS. Corona
KEEP A VERY CLOSE WATCH ON DE
Her niece, Melissa Roxas, was a suspected left DPA. The niece of De Lima was detained allegedly by ISAFP.
May naaamoy na naman akong hindi kanais-nais. Talaga yang Komunista na yan ang lakas talaga ng loob. O baka naman diyan n'ya iwe-welcome si Joma....
Sabi ng ABS-CBN, very much qualified daw si De
as CJ. Umpisa
na naman ng mind conditioning. Paanong qualified eh binale-wala niya rule of
De Lima is a blood relative of Juliet de Lima, the wife of CPP-NPA-NDF founder Joma Sison.
Garapalan na talaga.
Newspapers and other media entities should editorialize these uncalled for acts of De Lima. Perhaps, it's her right and it's her time. As news people, we must do something against the DOJ head: we must not entertain stories from her, and another, we should put up a press office outside of the DOJ premises, maybe with the help of private samaritans. Tingnan natin kung ano ang gagawin niya. Kung hindi na niya kailangan ang media, so be it. Neither do we need her.
PINOY MARTIAL LAW
I am watching with my own eye...
RIDICULOUS, PATHETIC ‘PA-POGI’ FOR PNOY’S SONA
Ang average people, ang diligent taxpayers ay nasasaktan na at lalabas na naman ng bansa para me pagkain sa mesa at tuloy ang edukasyon ng mga bata, kundi madadagdagan na nman ang mahirap sa Pinas. Yung mahihirap na bayaran nila sa rally at yang mayayman na nagbabyad sa kanila, sila yung madadaya. Mahirap, di nagbabyad ng taxes. Iyung mayayaman, kulang ang bayd sa taxes, no. 1 na ang politicians.
RICKY MATIAS of
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Why listen to that stupid trash?
Hindi lang pambobola kundi talamak na panloloko sa mamamayang Pilipino.
RULE OF LAW
I have no time, even a second, to listen to lies and perversions of Abnoy’s government.
Reminds me of somebody's comment that, under Abnoy's regime, thepoverty level has gone down - kasi marami nang namatay sa gutom. 30
Let’s all keep A CLOSE WATCH, A VERY CLOSE WATCH, on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and her officials from now on.
Her order to remove the two press offices from the Department of Justice (DOJ) main building, is SUSPICIOUS to the max and a CHEAP, SHAMELESS ATTEMPT to limit public accessibility to information on what is actually going on there.
With reporters out of sight, only two kinds of news will come out of the DOJ:
Those FAVORABLE OR ‘POGI POINTS’ to De Lima and the department.
ONE-SIDED ATTACKS by De Lima on whoever she chooses, to be released near deadline time so that reporters won’t have a CHANCE to get the side of the accused.
We can no longer expect to immediately find out whatever anomalies or immoralities are going on in the DOJ.
What’s adding fire to this DICTATORIAL CURTAILMENT of press freedom are the IDIOTIC reasons given for the removal of the two press corps.
According allegedly to an audit by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), members of media are a “threat to security” and an “obstruction to effective dispensation of services” at the DOJ.
First: Reporters covering the DOJ are UNARMED.
Second: They don’t have duplicate keys, or the combination (s) to whatever rooms or vaults that are keeping confidential or CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS.
Third: no media person has been arrested, charged or questioned for ASSAULTING, HITTING OR THREATENING De Lima or any other DOJ OFFICIAL with death or bodily harm.
So HOW THE HELL can the reporters be security risks?
The reporters DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO MEDDLE in transactions between the public and any section in the DOJ. Neither can the reporters DICTATE to any DOJ official what to do on anything they are working on.
And even if I’m, not a reporter covering the DOJ, I will dare say that media people there don’t interrupt, and do not have any authority to interrupt, any and all processes in carrying out DOJ services to the public.
So how can the public obstruct the effective dispensation of DOJ services to the public?
At kung hindi ba naman garapalang PAMBABASTOS sa media ANG GINAWA ni De Lima, HINDI BINIGYAN ng kopya nang mga tauhan niya ng dimano’y NICA audit na nagging dahilan para sila p[aalisin sa DOJ main building.
BINASTOS NA ANG MGA TAGA-MEDIA, PINALALABAS PANG WALANGHIYA AT MAPNGANIB NANG WALANG PINAKIKITANG EBIDENSIYA.
I dare say all these things because I am a former newspaperman myself. I was once a senior editor of a nationally circulated paper so I know the rules. I know what I’m saying.
Watch out, people. Believe me, SOMETHING’S UP!
From our friends:
ENRILE MUJST EXPLAIN THIS…
MARY GRAC E SANCHEZ
Quid pro quo...i scratch your back, you scratch mine Jackie Enrile for senator?? Hell NO!
They were once the individuals who manipulated the AFP-DND in connivance with the hierarchy to overthrow Marcos.
LETTY SALVADOR ARCILLA
Salamat po sa info, Sit Boyet!
SAMUEL ROLDAN of Olongapo City
Natural na trapo na si Manong Johnny. Dami niyang interes sa pulitika at negosyo ng pamilya nila kaya marunong ka dapat magpaikot ng presidente....from Marcos up to the resent.
MURDER AS WARNING TO LUISITA FARMERS!
MANUEL CID of Tokyo, Japan
i dont think the farmers are afraid... matagal na kasi silang takot na takot. Danger signs? Try to see what a cornered animal is capable of doing.
LACIERDA’S LOUSY DEFENSE OF PAGCORE FRAUD!
RODRIGO MANABAT JR.
Nakakadalawa na iyan, remember? 30
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This is for Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to explain.
A report which will come out today in the People’s Journal (PJ) says Enrile talked to Pnoy after a Cabinet meeting in Malacanang Thursday night to ask for the inclusion of his congressman-son Jack Enrile of Cagayan in the senatorial line-up of the Liberal Party (LP) in next year’s elections.
Enrile had been invited to the Cabinet meeting, which discussed possible moves on the Scarborough Shoal standoff with
. PJ says
an LP stalwart who asked not to be identified was their source. China
For those who are not familiar with media work, stories come out only if the editors find the basis sufficient and the source of the information reliable. So considering who Enrile is and the sensitivity of the story, at the very least he and Pnoy had talked.
A denial from Enrile can be expected but still, he has to convincingly explain what he and Pnoy talked about, ONE-ON-ONE!
Remember, Enrile was among those who had voted to convict former Chief Justice Renato Corona. It was also Enrile who had presided over a meeting by six or seven senators a day or two BEFORE CLOSING ARGUMENTS were delivered in the impeachment trial.
Those six or seven senators eventually voted to convict
Unless he can convincingly belie this, he can’t blame the people if this will be considered payback time for his support.
Don’t forget, there had been a lot of legal questions on
impeachment and subsequent conviction. Three senators and a lot of lawyers and
legal luminaries did not exactly agree with them. Corona
If Enrile refuses to convincingly clarify or explain the PJ report, then his IMPARTIALITY as Senate President will be in VERY SERIOUS DOUBT! We shouldn’t be surprised after that if it will be SMOOTH SAILING for Malacanang in the Senate, for whatever they need.
If you stand by your decision without expecting or asking for anything in return, that’s integrity. But if you ask for something special after the favor generated by your decision, that’s a totally different story.
From our friends:
RIDICULOUS, PATHETIC ‘PA-POGI’ FOR PNOY’S SONA!
Ridiculous talaga! Hindi puwedeng idaan lang sa survey ang pagdetermine kung bumaba o tumaas ang employment rate.
Doon sila sa DOLE kumuha ng eksaktong data. Pati ba naman
yan, dinadaan sa opinion survey?
Your posts about Noynoy are mostly critical of his administration/achievements. You seem to have a personal ax to grind against the President. Just getting curious
Magaling talaga sa kawalanghiyaan ang pamilya ni Penoy. Hawak ang media, kamaganak ang mga nagpapatakbo ng survey company at kaibigan at kakampi ang mga oligarchs. Nasaan ang position ng mga taongbayan? Mga naghihirap? Kahit ang mga middle income/average familie, nasasaktan na!
Wait till Noynoy sells his version of Illusion of Prosperity.
I'm sick and tired of that moronic president of the
Why don't they just get rid of him...like exile him to some poor African country
like Philippines ,
see if he can last long there. Somalia
Boyet, what an airhead. Wala nang maniniwala sa kaniya.
Talaga namang puro panloloko ang ginagawa nitong administration ni Abnoy.
Within 2 to 3 months, 2.9 million na katao ang nabigyan ng trabaho? SINO ANG NILOLOKO N’YO? Baka ang ibig sabihin, 2.9 MILLION ANG NAWALAN NG TRABAHO! The Filipinos are keeping their mouths shut, but it doesn't mean that THEY DON"T KNOW ANYTHING 30.