Scrap the Lina Law

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the September 30th, 2010

Billy Esposo tackles a subject that many in this country are afraid to touch. Go, Billy!

    A Philippine law that rewards an illegal act
    AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo (The Philippine Star)

    Ron Gotcher is a prominent lawyer in the Greater Los Angeles Area whom your Chair Wrecker had the pleasure of meeting during the early 1980s.

    In one of my trips to attend the Annual Los Angeles Television Screenings, Ron treated me to a superb repast at one of LA’s rated top three barbecue restaurants — Texas Tyler’s Dr. Hogly Wogly, located in the San Fernando Valley. While inhaling generous portions of beef ribs, pork ribs and Texas links (sausages), marinated to perfection and then barbecued, our conversation shifted to a very interesting discussion.

    Ron being a lawyer, I asked him that how come in the US — known for its adherence to democratic principles — the National Guard will shoot looters on sight during a time of disaster. Somehow, that did not jibe with the concept of due process.

    What Ron told me was quite a revelation (more…)

Is he or isn’t he?

Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the September 28th, 2010

“Sometimes I will, then again I think I won’t,
Sometimes I do, then again I think I don’t.”
– Chuck Berry

Overheard at the cantina…

“The President and Justice Secretary de Lima are on a collision course,” said Ben.

“Why?” Pepito asked.

“Because the president asked his executive secretary and his legal adviser to review the IIRC’s (Incident Investigation and Review Committee) findings and to make their own recommendations.”
page_13“But he can do that, the IIRC’s findings are only recommendatory,” Pepito pointed out.

“Yes, and it will look like the president is protecting some people if the IIRC’s recommendations are not followed through.”

“What do you want him to do?” (more…)

Hotdog watch continued

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the September 27th, 2010

Check out Mikey Arroyo’s defense of his mother blowing $20K for dinner HERE

And here’s Migs Zubiri dishing out some advice on hotdogs and PNoy’s response.


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Okeh naman pala

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the September 24th, 2010


Liberal Party vs. Kabarkada Inc.

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the September 23rd, 2010

This article by Lisandro Claudio is worth reading, and not because he mentions me

    as Manuel Buancamino notes in his Business Mirror column, making a friend work under you can ruin your friendship (not that I care if Noynoy and Puno ever speak again).

but because he makes a very sound argument:

    To me, the choice is clear: Noynoy should stick with the LP. There are a number of reasons for this. (more…)

Putting friendships at risk

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the September 21st, 2010

    The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.— Samuel Johnson

    In a bar…

    “How old is Noynoy?”


    “That’s young. What’s he going to do after Malacañang?”

    “I don’t know.”

    “Do you care?”

    “Of course I do, he’s my friend.”

    “Speaking of friends, are you happy he appointed several of them to his Cabinet?” (more…)

A very short take on the IIRC report

Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the September 21st, 2010


I read every word of the IIRC report and now I want to kick that siopao-eating Alfredo Lim’s butt. And all those senior cops who ignored the Manual and disobeyed the President’s direct order to use the SAF for assault. I want to make them eat the siopao after Lim is done digesting it. And broadcast media, they succeeded in turning freedom of the press into a bad word. Let’s load them all in a bus.

An Appreciating Peso is Bad for the Economy

Posted in Economic Affairs by uniffors on the September 19th, 2010
    by Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III, Yellow Pad/Business World

    I am sorry for being a party pooper; I have always been skeptical of stock market bull runs and oversubscription of foreign borrowing as indicators of a healthy economy. They manifest exuberance for the short term but do not predict and in many instances threaten long-term growth.

    Undoubtedly, the surge of the local stock market and the oversubscription of the peso-dominated bonds in the global financial markets is a sign of investor bullishness toward the Philippine economy.

    The Philippine Stock Exchange index has reached a record-high level of 4,000, and it is expected to breach the mark of 5,000 in 2011. The peso-denominated ten-year bond easily raised US$1.billion (or PhP44.1 billion). In fact, the peso-denominated bond were heavily oversubscribed, with demand reaching US$13.3 billion. Hence, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said that the bond issuance was “a landslide vote of confidence by the global financial markets” for the Philippine economy and the national leadership.

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What is the meaning of initiate?

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the September 16th, 2010

“I may not know much, but I know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.” – US President Lyndon B. Johnson

The SC stopped impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez citing the Constitutional provision that says, “No impeachment proceedings shall be initiated against the same official more than once within a period of one year.” (Art.XI Sec.3 [5])

If we go by Court spokesman Midas Marquez – “The court would just like to make sure the provision of the Constitution, particularly the prohibition against two impeachment complaints being filed within the same year, is not violated,” – then the SC understands “initiate” as the act of filing a complaint. Recall Francisco vs. House of Representatives the decision that aborted the impeachment of then Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.

Come now Atty. Alan Paguia, suspended by the SC for being its scourge, who questions the Court’s definition.

First, he cites the provision that says, (more…)

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Now it’s your turn, Mr Puno. Just gimme names, dammit.

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the September 15th, 2010

ABS-CBN reported that DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno admitted he received feelers from jueteng lords.

    “Meron sila pasabi…ayoko nga sila kausapin, alam mo naman ang relationship natin kay [President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III]. Baka mamaya, kapag kinausap ko, sabihin nila, ‘o pumayag na si Usec Puno,’” he said in an interview with Umagang Kay Ganda’s Punto Por Punto.

    (They have given me feelers. I don’t want to talk to them, considering my relationship with the president. Any discussion with them may be misconstrued as something else.)

    “Tinatanong nila kung ano ang guidelines, ano ang dapat nilang gawin, sino ang dapat bigyan. Sabi ko, walang guidelines kundi maging legal kayo at di kayo pakikialaman pag naging legal na kayo.” (They are merely asking for the guidelines, what they are supposed to do. The only guideline is for them to work in a legal way.)

Then you should name who approached you and on whose behalf.

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