Sunday, May 21, 2017

MAHULGA BA TINUOD SI DIGONG???


MAHULGA BA TINUOD SI DIGONG???


Everything is just plain word of mouth. A conversation between to people under circumstances where friendly persuasions are expected to run high over expressions of hostility is part of diplomacy.

Why not give Digong the needed leeway to do his task of institutionalizing regional peace instead of making noise over territorial dispute which we cannot fight without arming ourselves to the teeth.

I expect Digong to clarify his controversial revelation. He is just employing a strategy to test the water.

BALAOD NGA GADILI PAGAMIT UG BUTANG MAKADISTURBO SA MGA TSUPER DILI KOMPLETO???

BALAOD NGA GADILI PAGAMIT UG BUTANG MAKADISTURBO SA MGA TSUPER DILI KOMPLETO???

The law must consider any  item that distracts  drivers whenever they hit the road. Per report however, the LTFRB said, “trinkets and rosaries must be included”

The "Anti-Distracted Driving Act"(ADDA), must be self-explanatory. If rosaries, trinkets and the like are covered as among those items to be cleared from the dashboard, then the law must be observed. Otherwise, our traffic enforcers will have a field day arguing with motorists about the do's and don'ts of the law.

However, reading the meat of the law would yield to the observation. The prohibited acts made while driving include but not limited to: making or receiving calls, writing, sending or reading text-based communications, playing games, watching movies, performing calculations, reading e-books, composing messages and surfing or browsing the internet.

Clearly, what the law has excluded, shall not be included.

Let's face it. Its about time to address the destructive effects of reckless driving. Our traffic enforcers must have a good grasp of the law. They must set the tone for clear and impartial implementation of this law to avoid creating loopholes.  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

LEX TALIONIS

LEX TALIONIS


The “Band of Brothers”, is a famed title of a movie series. It shows bloody encounters and expression of blind loyalty to the brotherhood of soldiers who put their life and limb  for the glory of the bond and country.

Comparing the "Band of Brothers" to the the bond that exists among the  fraternity members of   Lex Talionis  is admirable. It shows the ideals, candor and ironclad determination of its members in  pursuing the programs of government thereby making it more efficient and productive.

No less than the President himself admitted that he is a member of Lex Talionis. Other frat  members are now holding sensitive government posts and showing the better way of doing things with the end and view of accomplishing the lofty goals of serving the people to the best of their knowledge and ability. They all deserve the accolade for restoring order among all the people  in government service whose previous image had been embroiled in corruption and abuse of power.

Lex Talionis, is not an illegal organization. It is  simply the fraternity where the firebrand Digong has associated himself with. After all, who cares whether one is Lex Talionis member for as long as the needed services are delivered. So be it.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

PAGHANDUM NI NICK JOAQUIN, QUIJANO DE MANILA

PAGHANDUM NI NICK JOAQUIN, QUIJANO DE MANILA

Seldom can brilliant commentaries in broadsheets and priceless pieces of literary works  be read coming from a mind whose imagination runs deep to the  stroke of genius.

Nick Joaquin, The National Artist for Literature,  exemplies and shines beyond the reach of mortals now but his prolific skills in writing and esteemed reputation have remained a byword for all future generations.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

ISUKA NI NAPOLES ANG NAGPAHIPI SA BINILYONG BINULSAHAY?

ISUKA NI NAPOLES ANG NAGPAHIPI SA BINILYONG BINULSAHAY?


Things are getting more intense than ever as preparation for a comprehensive review of the pork barrel investigation is in the offing.

Let's face it. Janet Lim Napoles is now enjoying her latest transition from notoriety to opening the Pandora's Box which will enable her to point key figures in the grandest of all corruptions in Philippine history. Will she be able to redeem herself if arrangements are pursued making her a  state witness? One may readily ask, "Is this possible? Are we seeing this in real-time  processing of data gathering?" Legal pundits have varying views in unraveling this latest turn around. The indisputable fact however is this. If Janet Lim Napoles is the brain of the grandest corruption scheme which accounted to billions of pesos, then who else will believe that eyes must only point to Manong Johnny Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla?

Levy Baligod, the lawyer who initiated the investigation,  minced no words in saying that he traced the material connection between Janet Lim Napoles and the people holding the reins of power in Malacañang at the inception of the controversy.  Taking into account the complexity of the controversy which could not have been committed without the active  participations   of corrupt government officials,  his observation might not be far from reality.

In retrospection, the complete  picture of the scam was not revealed by then Secretary Leila de Lima who reneged on her commitment to unmask other politicians' names through the 2nd and 3rd batch of criminal complaints.

Was there any evidence suppressed? The indictments of Enrile, Revilla and Estrada, would we consider it as resolving the cobwebs of doubt with respect to other unnamed politicians  who could have been included in the subsequent complaints and  who might have benefited from the scam  but have remained in the  corridors of power?

Let's brace ourselves for the BIG ONE.  Janet Lim Napoles, dubbed as the brain behind the "mother of all scams" is ready to tell all!!!

GASA SA KAGABHION

GASA SA KAGABHION

gasa kini nga  dili maputos,
patabanan kini'g kainit nga maghaguros,

gasa kini nga tugkaronon,
ning kagabhion, mangalimyon  kon singuhon, 

 may dugos nga gitapin-an sa nagpahiyom,
 mangandam sa makugihon nimong pagsuong...

Friday, May 12, 2017

BIRTUD SA TAAS UG DILA


BIRTUD SA TAAS UG DILA  

kabulahan sa tag-as ug dila,
ikasakbang kini sa pulong tila,

daw ianod-anod ka sa himaya,
kon matilawan ang mensahe sa tila,  

sangkap sa tila ang dila,
dangpanan kon kusog maabta’g taya,

sa mga nagka-awop ug  napagngan,
birtud sa taas ug dila, kapasilongan,  

suki kini sa  buhat nga makaamang,
gikan sa kiting hangtod sa alimpulo

sa pilyong  tila  nga mag-aginod,
may muutong, mamugong nga dili makalarot..  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DILI HIMOONG MABAW ANG PANAN-AW, ARON KAMATUORAN MAPATIGBABAW!!!

DILI HIMOONG MABAW ANG PANAN-AW, ARON KAMATUORAN MAPATIGBABAW!!!


It pays to do a balancing act when it comes to ferreting out the truth of every controversy. The much vaunted observation of Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur, condemning the EJK without getting the official  side of the Philippine government certainly invites the  attention of those who believe in the spirit of fair play and the rudiments of due process.

Hence, the word of the newly-designated Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Cayetano, who called Agnes Callamard " unfit" is like hitting a nail on the head. Since when can an independent state be described as abusive and violator of human rights per United Nations Charter? Is it when Callamard says so? Is it within her official function to unilaterally declare the administration of Digong as condoning or promoting EJK? Is her  observation accepted by the United Nations hook,  line,  and sinker even if the complete picture of the controversy  is not shown to warrant an   impartial evaluation?

Doubtlessly, it is not.  If it is so,  then the whole force of the international community must have been at our doorstep by now bombarding us with punitive  measures  and straightening the otherwise cruel leadership being painted by Callamard  against the administration of Digong.

Callamard should know better than just focusing on her myopic view. She must realize  that the ultimate voice of the greatest number of Filipinos who catapulted  Digong to power could not be swayed by unfounded, bias and arrogant monologue of someone with a know-it-all personality, that's her.

Monday, May 8, 2017

COLLOSEUM SA ROMA

COLLOSEUM SA ROMA

simbolo kini sa kabulawanon sa kakaraanan,  
tataw'ng makita ang salin sa panahong giagay-ayan,

ang dili maihap nga lakang sa katuigan,
mga singgit sa kapintas nga gihikyad sa dakong wanang,   

saksi kini’s  talan-awon sa sangka nga gikagubtan,
may mangapukan ug magmadaugon sa ruydahan,  

sa kabag-ohan, ang nagkalapad nga kalainan,
nga nag-uwang sa  kabos ug mga  adunahan,

nahisama kini sa gikaintapang kombati,
sa colloseum, diin ang mapildi dugukan dayon sa wati

samtang misuliyaw ang mga gamhanan,
nagkamang, nag-antos ang kabos nga gipahimuslan,

colloseum, bisan pa tuod tipaka na lamang’s,
kasaysayan,  apan buhi pa kaayo kini’s  panumduman...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

KINSA MAN KAHA ANG MAGMADAUGON SA BUGNONG LUGAYNON SA PRANSYA? SI LE PEN? SI MACRON?

KINSA MAN KAHA ANG MAGMADAUGON SA BUGNONG LUGAYNON SA PRANSYA? SI LE PEN? SI MACRON?

Mang_tomas

election fever in france is at all time high. whoever gets the nod of the french people to lead them upfront can't be considered a runaway winner after all. political pundits say that the likely winner may get the winning vote via close fight.

although both le pen and macron displayed strikingly contrasting principles and ideals, at the end of the day, the people of france will go down in the annals of history as electing a leader who is a non-establishment political figure.

good luck.

Thank_God_For_Guns 

Macron is the ueber-Establishment. A socialist who was an economic advisor to the failed current occupant of the Élysée Palace. Who are you kidding?

mang_tomas 

as a voter, you should be mindful of the weight of your vote. avoid getting yourself swayed in by your inept view as a charlatan.  look deeper and wiser. that's it.

Thank_God_For_Guns 

First of all, I am not French, thank God for that. So I am not going to cast my vote in French elections.

Second, people who call me names, you moron, are ought to shampoo my cr...tch.

And third, you are a charlatan if you think that a lying fraud who is Emmanuel Macron is an anti establishment candidate. Let me break it down for you again: Only an imbecile could believe he was an independent especially after being endorsed by Obama.

Just like John McCain who ran as Maverick, Macron is the ultimate establishment shill.

Mang_tomas

american politics has a unique showcase which identifies the people of america. it is built on american dream. it may be overshadowed by the vociferous voice of those whose predilection for grandstanding is unmistakable like mc cain, and obama. you should not lose sight of the reality that contending leaders of france have idiosyncrasies of their own.

forget the americans, that is, if you want to clear the air and avoid yourself from being carried away confusingly.

thank you.

mang_tomas 

when it rains it pours, your views appear to be unreliably inconsistent. you're impressing as if you're knowledgeable about the background of macron, but you are not a voter of france. does that make you superior in calling her names. you should be color blind to see things which others can't.

arguing based on issues is still the better approach for one whose tail is waggling in full view of opinion makers reminding me of my favorite doggie..

good luck my friend.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

CONSUMMATUM EST

CONSUMMATUM EST,  it is finished.

Under existing rules, the Commission on Appointments (CA) is tasked to review, scrutinize and uphold the principle of checks and balances to be able to select a nominee  based on credentials and fitness to perform the job as a cabinet member. Nowhere in the requirement would we read that a candidate who wants to get herself appointed for the job as Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary,  must rub elbows with the high and mighty of the business sector, especially those who have vested interest in the mining industry. Having said so, this unwritten qualification requirement plays significantly in the recently concluded charade at the CA.

Knowing the passion and love of Gina Lopez for the environment, let's call a spade a spade.

When she  was designated to handle the mantle of power at the DENR, one could easily foresee that getting the support of the CA is like passing through the eye of the needle. The politicians, the ones who won the elections via mining money and patronage, are the ones sitting in the CA  and  moving heaven and earth to block her appointment.

It's unfortunate. It's sad. Those who blocked her appointment,  represented  the modern day Judas Iscariot. In exchange for the lobby money amounting to millions of pesos, they blindly sealed the fate of the future generations of this country  to see the natural resources and  environment at its best.

MAHULGA BA TINUOD SI DIGONG???

MAHULGA BA TINUOD SI DIGONG??? Everything is just plain word of mouth. A conversation between to people under circumstances wher...