Words are cheap

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 26th, 2015

Madaling gawin sa labas ng MetroManila…..

Natatandaan ba ninyo nung nag-kamay na bakal si Mayor Lim sa Manila. Maraming na-salvage na petty criminals, nahahanap ang mga bangkay nila na may karatula pang “Huwag tularan” snatcher o pusher etc. Pagkatapos lumusob pa si Mayor Lim sa isang area kung saan tambak ang mga pusher at nag spray paint siya ng mga pintuan ng mga suspected pusher. Spray paint lamang ay inulan na siya ng kaso. Umurong din si Lim kahit na kasing tigas siya ni Duterte.

Anong ibig sabihin? Mahirap mag matigas sa isang lunsod tulad ng Manila. Masyadong malaki ang Manila, nandyan lahat ng pinaka-malalaking tao ng bansa, hindi yan basta-bastang kakayahin na tulak-tulakin ng isang mayor kahit na gaano ka tapang pa siya. E kung pati na nga si Marcos ay napatiklop nila, si Duterte pa kaya?

Kaya paulit-ulit kong sinasabi na subukan muna natin ang kakayahan ni Duterte, mag-mayor muna siya sa Manila bago tayo maniniwala na yung kaya niyang gawin sa Davao ay kaya niyang gawin hindi lang sa Manila kung hindi sa buong Pilipinas rin.

Duterte beats Grace in NCR poll

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 26th, 2015

Davao City Mayor Duterte topped a recent Pulse Asai poll on the presidential preference of NCR (Naional Capital Region).

Sobra talaga ang lamang ni Duterte kay Grace Poe in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the presidential preference of Metro-Manilans.
Malaki ang nawala kay Poe sa ABC class – from 27 down to 19 at sa E class naman from 35 to 27. Sa D hindi statistically significant ang pag bagsak ni Poe from 31 to 28.

Si Duterte naman sumipa pa taas sa E class from 14 up to 31. Sa ABC at D classes umakyat siya ng 5 to 6 points so halos within the margin of error lang yun and thus not statistically significant.

Sa kabuuan ng NCR si Duterte ay 34 ngayon mula sa 27 at si Poe naman ay bumaba sa 26 mula sa 31. Yun lamang ni Duterte na 34 to 26 ay statistically significant na dahil yun 9 point lead ay labas na sa margin of error na plus/minus 5.7

That’s why it came as no surprise that the reaction of Poe’s camp was:

    “the survey only covers NCR (National Capital Region), there is more to the Philippines than Metro Manila. Hence, at this point the survey is inconclusive and not reflective of the sentiments of the country.”

Siempre kailangan nilang sabihin yun para hindi lumipat ang mga malalaking negosyanteng campaign financiers ni Poe kay Duterte. Mahirap humingi ng donasyon kung mukhang matatalo ka.

I think that means Duterte should run for mayor of Manila to show us that what he can do in a provincial city he can also do in a city with millions of residents and a press that will closely monitor his anti-crime methods.

Drugs are a medical problem

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 24th, 2015


The House committee on dangerous drugs has passed and endorsed for plenary approval a bill imposing stiffer penalties, including death, on foreigners found guilty of engaging in drug-related activities in the country.

The bill is entitled “An Act Adopting the Higher Prescribed Penalty, Including Death, of the National Law of An Alien Found Guilty of Trafficking Dangerous Drugs and Other Similar Substances, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act 9165, Otherwise Known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

    “This means that the imposition of the penalty for drug offenses as prescribed under the national law of the foreigner or the penalty under Republic Act 9165, whichever is higher, is the rule to follow,” the authors said.

So I guess we are going to have beheadings, hangings, and firing squads if we are going to follow the national laws of other countries?

Drugs are a medical problem, they shouldn’t be in the hands of cops and courts. The US declared war on drugs during the Nixon adminsitration some 40 years ago. And 40 years later there are more drug users, more drug gangs, and more drug-related corruption than Nixon could have imagined when he first declared war on drugs. So something must be wrong.

More civilized European and Latin American countries are now looking for other solutions. They realized that treating drug use as a criminal rather than a medical problem is the wrong premise. Look at what that mistaken premise has wrought: drug cartels, corruption, money laundering, illicit labs, and almost anything you can shake a stick at.

Addiction is a disease like every other disease. If you were sick would you rather be brought to a police precinct or a hospital?

It’s time to rethink drug policy and not press forward at full speed down the wrong road.

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The sovereign will argument

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 24th, 2015

Those who argue the sovereign will on behalf of Grace Poe despite the fact that she may not have met constitutional requirements on citizenship and/or residency should, for consistency, also argue in favor of the condonation doctrine which Junjun Binay invoked.

The condonation doctrine holds that

    “When the people have elected a man to office, it must be assumed that they did this with the knowledge of his life and character, and that they disregarded or forgave his fault or misconduct, if he had been guilty of any. It is not for the court, by reason of such fault or misconduct, to practically overrule the will of the people.”

The Supreme Court recently discarded the condonation doctrine. Reelection or the sovereign will of the people expressed through the ballot will not be a free pass anymore. Should the Supreme Court consider the sovereign will argument with regards to Grace Poe or not?

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France remains calm while panic and hysteria grip the US

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

French President Francois Hollande today promised that “France will remain a country of freedom,” defending his decision to honor a commitment to accept migrants and refugees despite Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

    “30,000 refugees will be welcomed over the next two years. Our country has the duty to respect this commitment,” he said.

But across the Atlantic, thousands of miles away from Paris, around 30 US governors have said they will not accept Syrian refugees into their respective states and Republicans in the US Congress are introducing bills to block Syrians from seeking refuge in America.

Presidential aspirants Donald Trump and Sen Marco Rubio oppose any Syrian refugees coming to America while Sen Ted Cruz will only accept Syrian refugees who are Christian.

This led US Pres. Obama, who is in Manila for the APEC meeting, to mock the hysterical Republicans.

    “These are the folks who suggested they’re so tough that just ‘talk to Putin’ or staring down Isis [will work]… but they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion,” he said.

    “At first they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”

    “We are not well served when in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic.”

    “[Isis] seeks to exploit the idea that there’s war between Islam and the West, and when you see individuals in positions of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land, that feeds the Isis narrative. It’s counter-productive and it needs to stop.”

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Obama: US has ‘rock solid’ commitment to defend Philippines

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 18th, 2015

Let’s use the recent Senate resolution supporting Miriam Santiago’s position that the EDCA has to get the Senate’s consent as the frame for evaluating Obama’s promise.

There are two ways of looking at Sen Santiago’s position:

    (1) It upholds checks and balances which is vital to our system of government.

    (2) On the other hand, if EDCA goes through the Senate and gets its consent and the SC upholds it as constitutional then that means the entire government is committed to it.

Now recall that US Pres. Franklin Roosevelt personally guaranteed backpay and benefits for all Filipino soldiers who fought against the Japanese. After the war, the US Congress passed the Rescission Act and took back Roosevelt’s promise. In our language, “Si Roosevelt ang kausap ninyo hindi kami.”

In the same way, Obama or his successor could make a whole host of promises but, without the commitment of the entire US government, it is nothing but a pep talk. How will a US President pay for a war to defend the Philippines if the US Congress will not appropriate money for it?

So, at the end of the day, kung presidential word of honor lang ang ibibigay nila sa atin e di yun din lamang ang dapat na ibigay natin sa kanila.

Don’t get too excited about Obama’s promise. It’s not yet time to spread your legs.

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In Alma’s defense

Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the November 17th, 2015

Hoy kayong mga bumababoy kay Alma Moreno, mag isip-isip naman kayo!

Si Alma ay napilitan lang kumandidato para sa Senado dahil sinabi sa kaniya ni Binay na kailangan na meron pumalit kay Sen Lito Lapid na magre-retire na at lalung-lalo na ay mas kakailanganin ni Manny Pacquiao ng isang ka-level niya sa Senado.

Pero maliban dun sa pag sagot niya sa pangangailangan ng bayan na isang senador na papalit kay Lapid at aalalay kay Pacquiao, si Alma Moreno naman ay meron experience sa public service.

    “In 2007, she was elected a Councilor of the city, and was re-elected in 2010.[13] In 2012, Moreno became the first female National President of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL), where she previously served as National Secretary-General and National Executive Vice-President.[14]” (Wikipedia)

Sa madaling salita kung experience lang ang pag uusapan e di hamak na mas matagal naman at mas malawak ang experience ni Alma sa public service kaysa kay Grace Poe na gusto nang maging pangulo ng Pilipinas


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Why is he so happy?

Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the November 13th, 2015

Here is VP Binay shamelessly using the dead for political gain. A maggot feasting on Tacloban’s cadavers. He looks happy, doesn’t he?

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHhSB41qCxE#action=share for full video


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Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 7th, 2015

Akala ko “not once but twice!” lang. Yun pala hindi lang ang kanyang Inang Bayan at ang kanyang bayan na inampon (USA) ang tanalikuran at itinakwil niya. Meron pa palang isa pa na tinalikuran si Grace Poe.

Eto yun ABS-CBN news kanina:

    “Poe told reporters in Bataan on Friday that she was prepared to accept the tribunal’s decision. However, she also said she would not easily give up her seat. She pointed out that more than 20 million voters elected her to the Senate in 2013.”

    She added, “Ang nakakalungkot, hindi ko pwede isuko basta-basta lamang ang 20 million na nagtiwala sa akin.”

TEKA MUNA….Ang 20 million na nagtiwala sa iyo ay ibinoto ka para manibilhan sa kanila ng 6 na taon bilang senador. Binalewala mo ang mandato nila.

Tatlong taon pa lang ang serbisyo sa kanila bilang senadora ay naghahanap ka na ng ibang pwesto sa gobyerno.

Paano mo masasabi ngayon na hindi mo pwedeng isuko ng basta-basta lamang ang tiwala sa iyo ng 20 million na bumoto sa iyo?

Strike One: Goodbye Philippines! Iniwan at itinakwil mo ang iyong Inang Bayan at dumapo ka sa America at naging kang US citizen.

Strike Two: Goodbye America, Hello Philippines, I’m back! Iilang taon ka pa lang na US citizen ay nag-goodbye ka naman sa America. Lumipad ka at dumapo muli sa Pilipinas nung nakita mo na mas matamis ang magiging buhay mo dito.

Strike Three: Goodbye Senate! Pumasok ka sa pulitika at naging kang senadora ngunit tatlong taon pa lamang ang iyong serbisyo bilang senadore ay nagsawa ka na at ngayon gusto mo naman na dumapo sa Malacañan.

PARA KANG PARU-PARO! Dapo dito at dapo doon

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Charter Amendment

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the November 5th, 2015

So as not to repeat the situation we have now with presidential candidate Grace Poe whose eligibility for the office is being questioned
I propose that we amend the Constitution by adding three words to the end of ARTICLE VII Section 2.

    Art. VII Sec.2: “No person may be elected President unless he is a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, a registered voter, able to read and write, at least forty years of age on the day of the election, and a resident of the Philippines for at least ten years immediately preceding such election OR MAYBE NOT.
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