An old priest who lay dying in his hospital bed motioned to his nurse to come near.
“Yes, Father?” asked the nurse..
“I would like to see Manny Villar and Gloria Arroyo before I die.” whispered the priest.
“I’ll see what I can do, Father,” she replied.
Villar phoned Arroyo after he heard from the nurse..
“Did you get the priest’s request?” he asked her.
“Yes,” she replied.
“I don’t know why he wants to see us but my advisers told me I should go, it will be good for my image daw.” he said.
“My people told the same thing,” she replied,
“Then let’s go together.” he proposed.
“That’s a good idea,” she said. “We can milk the visit.”
The priest’s hospital room was packed with reporters and TV crews when they arrived.
The priest beamed when he saw Manny and Gloria. He motioned her to stand by the right side of his bed and VIllar on the left. A look of serenity settled on the priest’s face after they took their places.
The cameras were rolling. Everybody was waiting for the priest to say something for the evening news’ soundbite. But he said nothing. All he gave them was a beatific smile.
Villar finally spoke up, “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to share your last moments with you?”
The dying priest replied. “I have always tried to live my life as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did. Now I want to die like He did.”
Villar bowed his head. Arroyo wiped a tear from her eye.
The priest continued, “Thanks to you both my wish will come true.”
“How so?” chimed Villar and Gloria.
“Christ died between two lying thieves.”
Lito Banayo of Malayo writes a very spirited argument against Money Villarroyo.
Why ever not Villar (1)
by Lito Banayo, Malaya
IN the years when FVR was president, a prominent businessman whose name I shall not mention because he is old and ailing was conned by a police character into buying prime real estate right smack along Roxas Boulevard. He was given a torrens title (TCT) and seizing the opportunity to land a bargain, he paid.
When his lawyers went to the Registry of Deeds, they learned that he bought land that belonged to a foundation. In short, the title he had was fake. Police character could no longer be found. (more…)
Gloria Arroyo, Money Villarroyo, Jocjoc Bolante, Satur Ocampo, and Liza Maza. I guess they have something in common.
Magdalo also endorsed Money Villarroyo. They also found something in common with those people in the poster.
And my friend SCHUMEY is disappointed with Magdalo joining Vilarroyo’s big tent.
Photo lifted from THE MOUNT BALATUCAN MONITOR
Letter to Prof. Gary Olivar
Manuel Buencamino / Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom/Business Mirror
WEDNESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2010
All I want is a little more than I can get.—Ashleigh Brilliant
Dear Professor Olivar,
Here you are; it’s already February 24, 2010, two weeks after it became known that you are a government official with dual allegiance, and you are still clinging to your job.
I read what you said in response to questions about your divided loyalties. “My government work is fully compliant with both the privileges and constraints of that status as defined by both the Philippine and US governments.”
My dear Professor Olivar, it does not matter whether you believe it’s okay to “recognize and accept the supreme authority” of two flags and to “maintain true faith and allegiance” to both. The legal opinion of both the Philippine and US governments is not the issue here. What matters here is what Philippine law states very clearly.
“Those appointed to any public office shall subscribe and swear to an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and its duly constituted authorities prior to their assumption of office: provided, that they renounce their oath of allegiance to the country where they took that oath;”—Section 5 (3) of the Dual Citizenship Law
What part of “provided” don’t you understand?
Sorting through criminal billions
Is Villar Hiding From His Crimes?
By FRANK WENCESLAO
Many overseas Filipinos are asking if Sen. and Mrs. Manuel Villar (nee Cong. Cynthia Villar) and close associates aren’t guilty of some crimes in their rush to build up a real estate development empire and incredible personal net worth of P46 billion ($940 million) at the end of 2008 after 16 years when the couple were members of Congress?
An important aspect of crime investigation is modus operandi. It’s evident that Villar’s MO in several housing projects is to acquire and develop raw lands where DPWH plans a road project or can be realigned to traverse. He’s used his positions as House Speaker, then Senate President to use his pork barrel funds or make budget insertions to hasten road construction, inflate the property’s collateral value and borrow housing development funds from government lending institutions.
Up to now Villar maintains he’s from a poor Tondo family. Using as baseline his 1992 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth when first elected to Congress his said net worth even under the most favorable conditions is beyond the realm of statistical probability.
That’s why overseas Filipinos through emails to me suspect Villar’s candidacy is to make the presidency a “safe harbor” to escape prosecution. To this end he’d buy the office with his ill-gotten wealth. Consider that Villar’s campaign spending is as though money’s getting out of fashion like the wartime notes issued by the Japanese during WW II.
Got this from a friend. He said it is an actual ad in Craig’s list.
AN ACTUAL CRAIG’S LIST PERSONAL AD
To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.
Date: 2009-05-27, 1 :43 a.m. E.S.T.
Ang mahal ng kaibigan ni Jocjoc Bolante at nang mga kagawad ni Joma Sison.
Here’s what Manuel L. Quezon wrote in today’s Inquirer.
“If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten.”—George Carlin
There is a big controversy over Section 36 of Comelec Resolution 8758. One newspaper said it “sent shock waves through both newsrooms and dressing rooms” because it compels “mass-media personalities endorsing candidates to resign or go on leave during the campaign period.”
The rule gags everyone in the media: “any mass-media columnist, commentator, announcer, reporter, on-air correspondent or personality.” So, what is an opinion writer supposed to do during the campaign period, pretend he has no opinion on the candidates?
In 1987, Ronald Reagan apologized to the American people for the arms-for-hostages deal with Iran. But he never admitted he lied about it.
A few months ago, I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that’s true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not.
Hayup! Baka gayahin ito ni Gloria at Manny Villarroyo.
In other news Bro. Mike Velarde the colorful preacher who claims millions of followers reportedly endorsed Villar. READ HERE
Well that’s not surprising. Remember that the letter asking the DPWH to realign C5 was signed jointly by SM, Mike Velarde, and Rep. Manny Villar.
DESPITE EVERYTHING GIBO TEODORO STILL DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT GLORIA IS SUPPORTING MONEY VILLARROYO.
Gloria did not show up for Gibo’s kick off rally. She was in Laguna where Money Villarroyo was holding his kick-off rally. But Gloria was nowhere near Money’s stage.
I guess Gloria wants to stay “neutral”. She does not want her two bets to be jealous of each other and fighting for her affection in public.
Meanwhile in Bohol province, Manny Villar has endorsed the candidacy of Gloria and Mike’s favorite fertilizer distributor, Joc-Joc Bolante.
I guess Money Villarroyo will ask Nacionalista Party guest senatorial candidates Satur Ocampo and Liza Mazza to explain to Boholano farmers why Hacienda Luisita is bad and stealing fertilizers is good.
Below is an article on Villarroyo