That sinking feeling

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the August 31st, 2011

“Priest organizations around the country, both local and national, should realize that their membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.” – Fr. Andrew Greeley

    Question: What is worse than Mideo Cruz sticking a penis on Christ’s face?

    Answer: A Catholic priest sticking his penis into an unwilling minor.

    Question: What could be worse than that?

    Answer: A bishop sticks his nose in and offers protection to the erring priest. (No pun intended.)

    She is seventeen, a parish scholar working as a housemaid in the priest’s convent. One day the priest called her to his convent room, (more…)

Talent Competition

Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the August 26th, 2011

Rowena del Rosario, loyal bookkeeper and cash disbursing officer of the Arroyo family corporation, LTA Inc., is shown sipping from a bottle at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the used Robinson Raven helicopters that the Philippine National Police bought as brand new.

Photo lifted from Professional Heckler

Where are her employers the Arroyo brothers?

They would be at the Senate hearing giving Rowena moral support but unfortunately they are both suffering from serious medical ailments and have been ordered by their doctors to avoid stressful situations.

Most Filipinos find the brothers a hard act to swallow.

MEANWHILE IN THE GOOD OLE’ U.S.A. Republicans vying for the party’s nomination show off their swallowing skills in a talent competition


Who owns those Robinson Ravens Act Two: Iggy throws a curve ball

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the August 24th, 2011

“I started throwing a curve ball younger than a lot of people, so mine has kind of developed a lot more.” – Chris Smith

Act One ended with Mike telling Archie of Lionair that Rowena, the LTA bookkeeper, is the real owner of the Robinson Raven helicopters .

In Act Two, Mike’s younger brother, Iggy, issues a statement from London claiming that the Ravens belong to Lionair. Iggy’s lawyer, document specialist Andresito, produces an aircraft lease agreement between LTA and Lionair.

(At the LTA Building in Makati, Mike is in a meeting with his replacement lawyer, Atty. Toto…) (more…)

Who owns those Robinson Ravens?

Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the August 19th, 2011

“One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.” – Mae West


    If you are trying to hide something, one good rule to observe is not to leave tracks. But you have to know how to work it. You have to know the difference between not leaving tracks and covering them up, between forethought and afterthought.

    The break-in at the Batasan, that clandestine operation to replace poorly faked certificates of canvass with near perfect fakes, is a classic example of an afterthought without any forethought. It was supposed to cover up the cheating in the 2004 presidential election but it ended up becoming unassailable proof of cheating. But, the Philippines National Police’s (PNP) purchase of 3 Robinson Raven helicopters from Manila Aerospace Products Trading (MAPTRA) shows forethought in the implementation of an afterthought, as you will see… (more…)

Quezon Day

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the August 19th, 2011

Manuel Luis Quezon—a strongman Filipinos need
By: Amando Doronila
Philippine Daily Inquirer

(Edited remarks at launching of the book, “Manuel Luis Quezon,” Aug. 15, 2011, at Sofitel.)

    Today Filipinos remember the 133rd birth anniversary of Manuel Luis Quezon, the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth of 1935.

    Four days ago, two notable scholars on Philippine history and culture—Sen. Edgardo Angara and museum curator Sonia P. Ner—launched the most authoritative study in recent years of Quezon, the founding father of what is now the Philippine Republic.

    This book is a compelling and incisive study of the leadership style of Quezon and the times which defined the issues of his presidency, and the Philippine democratic political system. (more…)

A curious twist in a murder investigation

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the August 18th, 2011

The investigation into the unsolved Dacer-Corbito double murder took an interesting turn in of all places, the Senate Finance committee hearing on the budget of the Anti-Money Laundering Council.

Key witness in Dacer-Corbito murders received P150M check—Lacson
By Maila Ager
1:43 pm | Thursday, August 18th, 2011

    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson revealed Thursday that a P150 million check was allegedly deposited in the account of his former aide, Cezar Mancao, last year.

    At the hearing of the Senate finance committee, (more…)

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Life in the Enchanted Kingdom

Posted in Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the August 16th, 2011



Meanwhile the reverend Bishop Jinggoy delivers a sermon…uhh…privilege speech pala…


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Adding context to a resignation

Posted in Brownman's Posts by uniffors on the August 15th, 2011

Why Bertie’s Resignation Makes Me Sad
Filomeno S. Sta Ana III

    Bertie Lim’s resignation as Tourism Secretary will not create shock waves. But its unintended consequence is disturbing enough. It will harden the view of obstructionists that being noisy and being a bully are effective to put out of action the good but taciturn guys. (more…)
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Posted in Manuel Buencamino,Philip Gilmore Cartoons by uniffors on the August 15th, 2011

The controversy regarding those artworks that offended Catholics got me thinking about christian iconography.

I wonder what Catholics and christians would be doing if Christ died in another manner.

What would icons and blessings look like if Christ was hanged or burned in the electric chair instead of crucified? (more…)

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Daang Malubak

Posted in Manuel Buencamino by uniffors on the August 14th, 2011

A story in Vera Files suggests that Tourisn secretary Bertie Lim resigned because of Mark Lapid. READ FULL STORY HERE

    THE resignation of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim has left unresolved the problem with a politically well-connected tourism official he has brought to the attention of President Aquino.

    Highly reliable sources said Lim has informed President Benigno S. Aquino III about alleged questionable activities of Mark Lapid, chief operating officer of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).

    But he was told to wait until Congress had passed the Malacanang-initiated postponement of the election in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao as they needed the vote of Lapid’s father, Sen. Lito Lapid, according to source.

    Lapid was former boyfriend of Aquino’s youngest sister Kris.

    A former governor of Pampanga, Lapid’s position was also initially listed among the “midnight” or eleventh-hour appointments of then outgoing President Gloria Arroyo.

    Lapid, however, said the TIEZA post could not be considered a midnight appointment because it was merely a nominal change from his old post as general manager of the Philippine Tourism Authority.

First it was LTO asec Virginia Torres for DOTC secretary Ping de Jesus. Now it’s Tieza head Mark Lapid for DOT secretary Bertie Lim.

Ang Daang Matuwid nagiging Daang Malubak.

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