Monday, March 27, 2006

UNDUE HEIST

I just want to know, why the undue speed with which Makapal is trying to effect
the biggest heist of all?

"Time is of the essence and we may lose the opportunity to provide for permanent political and economic stability, if we do not act swiftly," Bunye said in a statement.


Read Bunye's entire lying here

Really? REALLY? You expect us thinking folks to believe that after being under this system for the longest time, the Philippines will SUDDENLY grind to halt and implode because Makapal's evil designs have been thwarted? **Curses, foiled again**

Bunye, you clown, please don't take EVERY Filipino for an ass.

HINDI NA "MULI"

Folks, whenever the evil dwarf and her minions swear to high heavens that there is press freedom in the Philippines, this is what they actually mean.

As for you RJ, it turns out that tyranny is only bad when you're on the wrong side of the fence, eh? Now that you're in cahoots with the tyrant, all the freedom-fighter posturing evaporates, doesn't it?

I still know by heart the song intro that goes Gm - F - Gm - F - Gm - F,
but I'll be damned if ever waste any more time playing "Muli" again.

What a phony.





RADIO PROGRAM AXED FOR ANTI-ARROYO VIEWS
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/topofthehour.aspx?StoryId=33860


One of the longest running radio programs in the country signed off the air Sunday for its alleged anti-Arroyo commentaries, TV Patrol World reported.

Buhay Manggagawa, a block timer on DZRJ AM, bade farewell after 19 years of discussing political issues and developments affecting the labor front.

The program's host, Bernie Ramos, said the station's owner RJ Jacinto is an ally of the President and DZRJ's move to terminate the show's contract Sunday instead of March 31 appeared to be politically motivated.

"Palagi kasi namin dini-discuss ang mga isyu kay PGMA. March 5 sinabihan kami na tigilan ang pagbira kay PGMA (We have always discussed issues about the President. On March 5 we were told to go easy on Mrs. Arroyo)," Ramos added.

Jacinto declined to comment on Ramos's statements when contacted by ABS-CBN News.

For his part, Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez also declined to comment on the issue.

"I'm sorry. I don't listen to them," Gonzalez said.

The Department of Justice is one of the lead agencies investigating some media personalities and entities suspected of airing seditious news contents.


GRASPING AT STRAWS

Someone who is drowning will clutch anything, even at the flimsiest of straws.

I can only imagine how desperate this Arroyo woman must be.
Imagine the utter absurdity of STEALING demonetized currency notes to bribe people
into signing up for the "people's initiative."

I know you are vile -- but to have sunk this low? Sobra ka namang kaawa-awa.

You must find it SO frustrating to spend hours and hours crafting diabolical ways of
extending your term ONLY to have Nene blow the lid off ever single one of 'em. Kawawa.

Sorry ka, you can grasp at straws all you want but you will still go down.



'Old' money for Cha-cha


By RONNIE E. CALUMPITA,

The Manila Times Reporter
Ten billion pesos' worth of old P1,000 bills that have been withdrawn from circulation may have been recirculated to fund the Arroyo administration's efforts to revise the Constitution, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel said on Saturday.

Pimentel said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas must explain to the public what happened to the old notes.

"My fear is that the supposedly demonetized bills may be used for the administration's Cha-cha [Charter-change] initiative," the Senate minority leader said.

Pimentel noted that P1,000 bills were disposed of days before the nation's barangays held assemblies Saturday allegedly to promote the campaign for constitutional reforms.

The demonetized bills are kept at the central bank's security plant in Quezon City as confirmed by the Commission on Audit, he said.

Pimentel recalled that the book of entries of the Marcos Central Bank was padded to conceal the recycling of bills pulled out of circulation.

Sen. Mar Roxas has said he will file on Monday a resolution seeking an investigation into the alleged bribe to be given to those who will attend the barangay assemblies and who could submit signatures in support of the people's initiative, which he called illegal.

People's initiative

MalacaƱan on Saturday again allayed fears that the assemblies will be manipulated to gather five million signatures for a people's initiative in amending the Constitution.

The President's spokesman and press secretary, Ignacio Bunye, said it is time to hear the true sentiments of the people. "This is the time to do it. Let us take the debate down to the grassroots and discover its genuine sentiments," Bunye said.

He dared opposition groups to witness for themselves the barangay assemblies.

Bunye did not directly admit that the assemblies will be used to push for Charter change. "We should welcome, and not demean or resist, the people's initiative for change and reform," he said.

No endorsement

Earlier, James Marty Lim, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, disclosed plans to discuss Charter change at the assemblies. Lim said the league only wants to inform its members about the pros and cons of constitutional change, not endorse it.

Secretary Ronaldo Puno of the Interior and Local Government said the law requires barangay assemblies to be held at least twice a year.

He cited Section 397 of the Local Government Code of 1991, which says local governments are required to hold assemblies "to discuss the semestral report of the Sangguniang Barangay about its activities and finances as well as problems concerning the barangays."

'Administration is lying'

Opposition forces said it is obvious that the administration is lying. Already, reports have been received of alleged bribery in every barangay. Officials are reportedly dangling cash in exchange for people's signatures.

Activist groups like Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Anakbayan vowed to expose what they call "the Arroyo administration's ploy to railroad a people's initiative for Charter change."

"We don't have the resources of this administration, but we have committed people willing to go door to door to campaign against Charter change. MalacaƱan should be warned that it can't buy off everyone. Not every Filipino has a price," Renato Reyes Jr., Bayan secretary-general, said.

With William B. Depasupil

PANIS

Isa pa naman tong kumag na Sonia Gandhi na 'to.
Walang kakwenta kwentang bagay, nag-resign.
May "probity" at "inner conscience" pang nalalaman.
Panis kayo sa presidente namin, sinusuka
na ng nakararami, feeling Queen of Sheba pa rin ang ungas.
San kayo nakakita na pwet na naka-Mighty Bond sa trono?

Panis.

India's Sonia Gandhi resigns from parliament

First posted 11:05pm (Mla time) Mar 23, 2006
Agence France-Presse




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NEW DELHI -- India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi resigned her parliamentary seat Thursday after opposition allegations that she wrongfully held another salaried public post.
"Following the principles of probity and my inner conscience I am resigning my post in the parliament," said Gandhi, adding that she would run again for a seat in the Lok Sabha, India's lower house.

Parliament speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who is also accused of holding another salaried post, accepted Gandhi's resignation.

The 59-year-old Gandhi, who led the Congress party to victory in 2004 election, said she would also quit as chairwoman of the National Advisory Council (NAC), set up to implement her government's electoral pledges.

Right-wing opponents had charged that Italian-born Gandhi was breaking regulations by holding both posts and that the Congress adjourned parliament so it could push through a cabinet ordinance to save her.

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Minister Manmohan Singh hinted that his government was mulling the passage of a full-blown law in parliament that would clearly define what constitutes an office of profit.

"There is no explicit decision as of now as we have not considered the ordinance. All options are open and we will discuss it with other political parties," Singh told reporters.

Minutes after Gandhi announced her surprise resignation, hundreds of Congress activists thronged her home in New Delhi, shouting slogans in support of her action.

"I have done this because I think it is the right thing to do," Gandhi told reporters.

"For the last two days, some people have been trying to create an atmosphere as if the government and parliament are being used to favor me. This has hurt me very much," said Gandhi.

"I have stated it earlier also that I am in politics and public life not for selfish ends," she said.

Gandhi, credited with steering the Congress to victory in May 2004 polls, vowed to run again for her seat.

A by-election, which she is expected easily to win, must now be held in her constituency of Rae Bareli -- a safe Congress bastion -- within 90 days.

The Indian constitution disqualifies an MP "if he holds any office of profit under the Indian government or government of any state, other than an office declared by parliament by law not to disqualify its holder."

Gandhi's surprise resignation came as left-wing allies of the Congress party insisted that a mere ordinance was not enough and that a parliamentary bill was necessary to change house rules on the holding of multiple posts.

"We are opposed to an ordinance and it will have to be the parliament which must decide upon this issue," Communist Party of India leader Doraiswamy Raja told Agence France-Presse.

"But she has taken a very ethical and moral stand and resigned as she was being targeted," the politician added.

India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, which had accused Congress of adjourning parliament to save Gandhi, launched a scathing attack on her.

"She has become a victim of her own conspiracy and by resigning she is trying to save face but this grandstanding will not pay any dividend as she has subverted parliament and nearly succeeded in subverting the constitution," said BJP spokesman Arun Jaitley.

A member of the upper house was forced to step down earlier this month for combining her parliamentary membership with the top post of a provincial film board.



KOREAN BUG

It bugs me to no end. Frankly, the resignation of Korea's PM
is something that dumbfounds the mind. How could someone so powerful be
so stupid?

He played hooky. He got caught. He resigned. Huh?
Too lame even for a Koreanovela subplot, ain't it?

If the nitwit had taken one look at the Philippine model, then he would have immediately known that BEFORE he could even flirt with the idea of quitting, he should have at least rigged an election, stolen a couple of billions of won, dumped sh*t on the National Assembly, clapped some noisy parliamentarians into jail, and incite at least 65% of South Koreans to hate him with a passion.

And even then, if he had followed our tried and tested model, he wouldn't even have
had to consider such a patently stupid option of sacrificing his self-interest
for some alien concept known as "Dagreytergud".

On the contrary, he would have learned of his kingly right to stay in power for as long as he wanted. He would have realized that He is the State and the State is He and that anyone who wishes to boot him out is a threat not only to His person but to the whole of South Korea.

I know Sandara has some screws loose up in her pretty little head -- but their Prime Minister?