UPDATE My apologies to Carlos. I looked at the spams and I found his comments there. I don’t know how they got there. Anyway I clicked approve on all of the ones I found scattered over six pages of spam.
Carlos Celdran, the walking tour guy, went hysterical. He thinks I deleted his comments.
I don’t do censorship, comment moderation, or any of those slimy things.Honestly I don’t know why his brilliant and incisive comment disappeared. It was there when I turned off my laptop last night.
Celdran is welcome to comment anytime. He has no reason to be hysterical.
Now I appreciate, no, I’m flattered that he used his blog to annotate my column, “Limbo”. He says he played mommy to my daughter. And he did it in screaming capitals letters too!
Now I will annotate his annotations.
The National Democratic Front (NDF) changed its name to Nacionalista Democratic Front. (NDF pa din naman.)
Those who think the left gave up on the revolution failed to see the revolutionary transformation that they went through by teaming up with Villar.
Highlights of the platform of the communist-capitalist coalition party:
Manuel Buencamino / Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom/Business Mirror
It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.—Robert Zimmerman
I tried to sell Gilbert Teodoro to my daughter.
“I am impressed by Gibo Teodoro’s quick and decisive reaction to the Maguindanao massacre. He displayed courageous leadership,” I said.
“Why, what did he do?”
“The revolution is over.” That’s how GMA News should have headlined their story Philippine left backs Villar, Loren
At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, employees are forbidden to greet arriving and departing passengers with a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year or variations of it.
Kasi daw passengers might think the employees are soliciting bribes. Typical stupid bureaucratic mind-set.
Following the logic of that brilliant airport official, then he should also take down all Christmas decorations kasi those things might set the mood for soliciting bribes.
The whole thing reminds me of then AFP chief Abaya’s solution to stopping rigged bids for defense supply contracts.
“If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”” – will rogers
How did it happen?
ExSec Ermita said they had a meeting. At the end of the meeting Gloria said, “If that is what you think we must do, go ahead, prepare the proclamation.’”
So martial law was imposed without a reason and lifted without a reason. Shit happens.
Leloy Claudio does not like the anti-politics framework the Ateneo teaches its students.
Eagle without talons? Nation-building and the Ateneo de Manila University
by L. Claudio
The celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Ateneo de Manila University presents an opportunity to celebrate not only the immense contribution the institution has made to Philippine society, but also to consider what more the university can do in light of its frequently articulated goal of building the nation. University President Fr. Bienvenido Nebres outlines his general approach to nation-building which he derives from Dr. Jose Rizal, the Ateneo’s most prominent alumnus. The Rizal that Nebres draws from is not the firebrand who sparked the first nationalist revolution in Asia – the hero who spoke the truth to power amidst massive injustices. His Rizal is the one exiled in Dapitan – the gagged Rizal forced to channel his energies towards community-building projects like the building of schools and the improvement of irrigation systems.
With a little help from their friend
Business Mirror / Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom
09 DECEMBER 2009
Last weekend, Gloria Arroyo placed the province of Maguindanao under martial law, “except for the identified areas of the MILF.” I’m confused. I thought the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were rebels and the Ampatuans were her friends.
BEFORE THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW IN MAGUINDANAO
“Martial law can be impractical at this time as it requires the approval of Congress, which will most likely have difficulty mustering a quorum due to the holidays and the election season. Even if we have a quorum, I don’t think our senators and congressmen will favor this because it will certainly cause public uproar which can endanger their reelection bid.”
AFTER THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW IN MAGUINDANAO
“If we will, we will immediately hold a joint session in order to revoke it, but I don’t think we need to hold a joint session in the event we won’t revoke it. There is no need to affirm it.”
Ernesto Francisco pointed out:
under Republic Act No. 181, when neither the president-elect nor the vice president-elect shall have qualified, and the Senate president and the speaker have not yet been elected, Congress shall elect an acting president from among the senators and members of the House.
That acting president shall remain in office until the president-elect or the vice president-elect shall have been qualified, he added.
Francisco said Mrs. Arroyo’s allies in Congress can elect her as acting president after she wins a seat in the House when the people fail to elect a president or vice president because of some events like the breakdown of poll automation, vacancy in the post of Senate president and the speaker on June 30 next year.
“RA 181 was not expressly repealed by the 1973 Constitution, and its provisions are not inconsistent with the provisions of the 1987 Constitution on presidential succession,” he said.
Iba talaga itong si Gloria. Exorcism na lang ang naiiwan na paraan para mawala siya sa buhay natin.