The profundity of Sen. Chiz “Queso de bola” Escudero

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the April 20th, 2015

At an interview aired over dzBB radio, Sen. Queso de Bola criticized the way the peace panel negotiating with the MILF speaks.

    “Sana naman, bawas-bawasan nila ang ere. Alalahanin natin, sila ang nakikiusap sa Kongreso at sa sambayanan na tanggapin ang kasunduang pinasok nila,” Escudero said in an interview aired over GMA’s dzBB.

    “Simula pa lang, high-pitched na ang boses nila eh, agresibo ang sagot. Maghinay-hinay naman sila. Maghinay-hinay din sana sila. Kung papasinin mo, parang sila pa ang galit,” Escudero said.

And so there will be no peace in Mindanao because Sen. Escudero was offended by the tone of the ladies’ voices. The senator who punctuates his monotone rapid fire speaking style with “Uhms” at the beginning of every sentence.

Sen Chiz, “kahit sinong tao ay ma-iirita pag ikaw ang kausap.”

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Vermiculture (Part 3)

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the April 19th, 2015

It may not be fit for human habitation but it’s the ideal location for the congresswoman’s vermiculture (bulate) project. Bulate will flourish in the soil and in the intestines of the residents…


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Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the April 19th, 2015

“My number one birthday wish is: May President Aquino grant house arrest to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Her physical condition is deteriorating,” said Erap on his birthday. “As a woman we should give her compassion. We should give her a little comfort.”

Teka muna, Erap…if GMA is sick and her physical condition is deteriorating, hindi kaya mas maigi na nasa hospital siya kaysa na sa bahay? Paano kung may emergency, itatakbo pa siya sa hospital?

Either she requires hospitalization or she does not, diba? If she does not require hospitalization then she goes to a detention facility, ganun ang batas para sa mga taong may hinaharap na kaso na walang bail. Di naman pwedeng “kawawa naman” ang dahilan para ma-house arrest na lang siya kasi ang daming ibang nakakulong for unbailable offenses na kawawa naman din.

Mas maganda sana kung ang birthday wish mo ay “I hope she gets well so she can be moved to a detention facility” para you show concern for a fellow human being’s health without sacrificing justice or making exceptions to the law.

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Show and tell

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the April 17th, 2015


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Sa ikauunlad ng Bayan

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the April 16th, 2015

“Sa ikauunlad ng Bayan, tae ng bulate ang kailangan” – Abi

Abi's bulate

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Fatherly advice

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the April 15th, 2015


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The Peace Investment

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the April 15th, 2015


Critics of the BBL keep repeating that the MILF will receive P75 billion. How did they get that amount?

Did they add the OLD money which the ARMM region is already getting to the NEW money that will come with the passage of the BBL? Or did they just pull the P75B amount out of their sorry asses?

The NEW money is the PEACE INVESTMENT.

The PEACE INVESTMENT is the only amount that should concern us because all the other allocations are going to be given to the ARMM region anyway- BBL or none, peace or war.

The proposed PEACE INVESTMENT does not come close to the P75B claimed by the anti-BBL crowd. And it DECREASES as the autonomous government becomes less dependent on capital infusion from the national government.

Granted the BBL is a big gamble but where will you put your hard-earned money – on a peace venture that promises to pay handsome dividends or on the continuation of a war that has not paid any dividends and continues to cost billions with no end in sight?

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An editorial disguised as a headline

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the April 14th, 2015
    PNoy eyeing mom’s legal counsel as Comelec chief: sources

    by Ira Pedrasa, ABS-CBNnews.com
    Posted at 04/09/2015 2:40 AM | Updated as of 04/09/2015 2:51 AM
    MANILA – Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Adolf Azcuna is being considered by President Benigno Aquino III to replace former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes, sources told ABS-CBNnews.com.

    Sources said Azcuna has strong backing considering his ties to the Aquino family, which go back to when he served as presidential legal counsel of former President Corazon Aquino.

    Names have cropped up in the past few weeks, including those of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Winston Ginez and former Cadiz City Mayor Rowena Guanzon.

    Ginez and Guanzon, however, are only being considered for the commissioner posts, sources said.

    Asked for comment, Azcuna told ABS-CBNnews.com he won’t confirm nor deny the news.

    Azcuna was one of the leading election lawyers during his younger years in the Philippine Bar.

    Azcuna was also one of the members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission who drafted the new charter following the People Power revolt at EDSA in February 1986.

    Azcuna served for seven years–from 2002 to 2009–as magistrate of the Supreme Court. There, he introduced a concept that highlighted the protection of human rights.

    He is the father of the “writ of Amparo” – which determines, among others, “the responsibility, or at least accountability for the enforced disappearance for purposes of imposing the appropriate remedies to address the disappearance.”

    After he retired from the high court, Azcuna became chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy, a post he holds until today.

    Last year, Azcuna was appointed as one of the new commissioners of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), an eminent international human rights non-governmental organization.

    He is the first Filipino to sit in the ICJ.

    Azcuna also made headlines the past few months for saying there was nothing unconstitutional in the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law.

The headline of the ABS-CBNNEWS.COM story above is a clear demonstration of the sort of shit that passes for journalism these days – it is an editorial disguised as a headline.

The editorial message of the headline is a double whammy:

    (1) what counts in this administration is “who you know” and
    (2) government under this administration is a family affair.

That’s why the headline writer wrote: “PNoy eyeing mom’s legal counsel” instead of “PNoy eyeing former presidential legal counsel… or former associate justice of the Supreme Court… or Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy… or commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists.

Notice how the headline used a colon before the word “sources” as a substitute for “according to unnamed sources”.

Wouldn’t the innuendo that Azcuna is being considered for the Comelec because of his connection to Cory, and by extension her son, lose its sting if the headline writer used “according to unnamed sources”instead of a colon?

Compare “PNoy eyeing mom’s legal counsel as Comelec chief: sources” with “PNoy eyeing mom’s legal counsel as Comelec chief according to unnamed sources.”

Ganyan ang mga journalist ngayon. Mga trying hard Goebbels.

But you can see through that misleading ABS-CBN headline by asking the following questions:

    (1) Did GMA appoint Azcuna to the Supreme Court because he was Cory’s legal counsel?

    (2) Did the Supreme Court appoint Azcuna Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy because he was Cory’s legal counsel?

    (3) Was Azcuna elected to the International Commission of Jurists because he was Cory’s legal counsel?

And then you can decide whether bobo o bayaran yung headline writer ng ABS-CBN and whether ABS-CBN is turning into a cheap rag like the Manila Times, Standard-Today, and Daily Tribune.

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Takipan na!

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the April 13th, 2015

Ano ang mas mahalaga, yun malaman ang pangalan ni Iqbal o mahuli ang isang magnanakaw?
Obvious, diba?

So bakit kaya sinabay yung Senate hearing sa tunay na identity ni Iqbal dun sa Senate hearing tungkol sa kabulastugan ng isang taong kumakandidato sa pagka presidente?

If you go to the Senate website for a live stream of today’s Senate proceedings ang mapapanood ninyo ay ang Blue Ribbon hearing on Binay. Kasi nauna at matagal nang naka-schedule yung hearing kay Binay. Bakit ipinilit isabay yung unscheduled BBL hearing tungkol kay Iqbal?

Sa parte naman ng media. Bakit ang kino-cover ninyo ay yung Iqbal hearing at hindi yung kay Binay? Maliwanag naman na magmula pa nung panahon ni Marcos hanggang ngayon ang gobyerno ay nakikipagnegotiate na sa taong nangangalang Iqbal. Hindi na news yun, pwera na lang kung gagawin ninyong news lalung-lalo kung meron sumusulsol sa inyo na gawin ninyong news ang pangalan ni Iqbal para matakpan ang katotohanan tungkol sa pandarambong ng inyong pagador.

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Nom de guerre and nom de plume

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the April 12th, 2015

The Senate announced it will hold a hearing on the MILF peace negotiator Iqbal’s nom de guerre. The Senators consider it a serious matter.

Bong Revilla uses “Ramon Revilla Jr.; Jose Marie M. Bautista; Jose Marie Mortel Bautista; Ramon “Bong” Bautista Jr.; Ramon “Bong” Bautista; Jose Marie Bautista for his properties and other assets. The Senatores don’t think it matters.

Jose Marcelo Ejercito’s nom de guerre (an assumed name under which a person engages in combat or some other activity or enterprise.) is Joseph Estrada. His nom de plume is Jose Velarde. Or is nom de plunder?

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