Friday, February 28, 2014
tuburan sa paninguhang walay pupamilok,
kanunayng magpunting sa mga suok,
gingi, buslot ug lutsanan sa kahigayonang
makahatag ug katumanan,
dili mangila ug kalisdanan,
mga damgo ug tinguhang gipahuot,
walay higayong usikan ang paningkamot,
mamuhunan man kini ug singot,
maghulat ra kanimo ang kahimuot,
kon kalampusan imong makab-ot.
I have been surprised with the annoying clumsiness shown by Task Force Archival where up to now, exactly ten days after it took place last Feb. 18, they have not yet announced any breakthrough in solving the case and failed to identify the suspects in that deadly ambush that claimed the lawyer's life and two of his close-aides. They acted too slow in their investigation work and it looks like they are trying to protect and hide something from the public. They appeared too cautious and reluctant in their announcement of any development related to early solution of the crime as if they want the public to appear blind with what's going on.
There's a sketch of two probable suspects according to the witness' description but they still refused to confirm their actual participation in the commission of the crime, saying they still need to verify everything to come up with the truth - oh come on...!!! And the fact that the criminals were able to use armalite rifles to commit the crime is mind-boggling as only military people are expected and officially allowed to handle those firearms?
Thursday, February 27, 2014
kon pagpakasala tawhanon,
ang pagpasaylo balaanon,
panultihong tugob sa katulukibon,
giugkat sa basahong mopahinumdom,
sa mga binuhatang kalibotanon,
kahuyang, kasaypanan, kakulangan,
may padulngan, mahimong kahulipan,
hangpon sa kinasingkasing nga kaamguhan,
ang pagpangayog pasaylo ug ang pagpasaylo,
kini pag-ila sa langitnong sugo sa ginoo.
The big disparity in the original proposal of P26.8B which was reduced to P10B is showing something that Gov. Jun, despite his reported closeness to P-Noy, was not able to defend it (the original proposal) maybe because he failed to study the urgency of the said proposal or that he lacked the courage to articulate his views and concerns for its defense to have it realized for the recovery of the huge damage incurred by the towns in northern Cebu which were badly pounded with devastating effect of that monster typhoon Yolanda. Just imagine, from 103,000 houses it is reduced to 12,000 houses to be built out of the reduced proposal, saying it was reduced to make it realistic.
Maybe the Governor needs a little time to study the whole proposal first so he can make a comprehensive decision and a convincing stand to really help the typhoon victims now reeling helplessly with no other recourse to turn to.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I appreciate the way Mayor Mike Rama managed to join the EDSA celebration at the Capitol without too much fanfare. What he did to contribute for the success of the celebration as Cebu City Mayor was excellent, without being told what to do and without waiting for an official invitation to join the affair. It was the most admirable act I could remember Mayor Mike did and I just hope it may lead to similar development as he continues to move on and manage the affairs of the city. Anything that would redound to benefit the city in particular and the city residents in general should always be maintained and preserved.
I appreciate the energetic and "far advanced" thinking of Tommy O in recommending to P-Noy about the reclassification of Bantayan island into an alienable and disposable land to hasten its recovery from the huge damage it incurred as a result of Typhoon Yolanda. But the President, who probably needs a lot of a learning process about its mechanics to get to know the important aspects of Tommy's proposal readily rejected it instead of saying he needs more time to study it. In hindsight, I can see the vast benefits that Tommy has foreseen in trying to deal it to P-Noy's attention but it just happened that maybe P-Noy's mind is already so preoccupied with the different problems coming up with PDAF and DAP controversies that he can no longer afford to entertain to grasp the importance of Tommy's offer-proposal.
gikan pa sa 1930, balaod kini nga gisaway,
binag-ong libelo, 15 ka petisyon ang gipanglaray,
daghang mga panaway ug pagbabag gipanday,
gikahadlokan sa manaway, gikalipay sa gisaway,
tigsulat sa pakaulaw mitiyabaw,
pagpakaulaw kini nga gimantala,
sa halapad nga kahanginan gisibya,
nagkalainlaing 'social networks' gigama,
kini motataw sa kamasalaypon
kasalawayon sa gitutukang pamayhon,
binuhatan, hulagway, bansagon,
dungog, kining tanan tutyuon,
tigpakaulaw kuno dili mapugngan,
magpasalipod sa pulong kagawasan,
apan ang kagawasan may kinutuban,
kon katungod sa uban imong tamakan,
dili ang maayong tinguha ug katuyuan
sa tigpakaulaw ang paminawon ug pabug-atan,
ang panabot sa mensaheng gipaambitang
moturok sa panghunahuna sa uban,
sa 'facebook', 'twitter', pakaulaw mamilit,
ang mouyon ug mopaambit dili man mapiit,
kanunay’ng han-ayon lang ang panultihon,
dili masayon kon sa saway ikaw gisahon,
apan mas dili sayon, kon imong pagkahinawayon,
mohinog ug kabasolanan sa tukmang panahon,
bagolbol, reklamo sa mapintas kuno nga balaod,
pilit kining dawaton, aron dili kita mahisukamod….
Monday, February 24, 2014
As we celebrate the EDSA celebration in its 28th year anniversary, we cannot help but remember with pride the memory of Inday Nita Cortes-Daluz who is already sacredly enshrined in the hearts of freedom-loving Cebuanos as the heroic leader who showed uncompromising stand against the Marcos dictatorship. She will be remembered alongside the equally popular and fierce opponent of the martial law regime, the eloquent Talyux Bacalso who was known for his fearless and hard-hitting commentaries in radio broadcast against the abuses committed during the martial law era.
EDSA CELEBRATION IS HERE TO STAY
Edsa has been at the center of upheavals and leadership changes since its occurrence in 1986. But the true meaning of change comes from the heart of the people and their awareness to participate in any mass action needing their expression and resolve to contest abuses of the powers that be.
"Never again, not anymore…" or any other expression of similar import manifesting dissatisfaction is actually performing an act contemplated by people who make edsa the symbol of freedom. Enlivening its spirit even in the modern days of social network, the overwhelming corruption allegations and intermingling of leaders whose true color has remained unclear and hazy because of their failure to categorically condemn PDAF as a tool of corruption, add up to the chaos faced by the modern day heroes and heroines and the young ones who spend most of their precious time in social networks.
Edsa spirit occupies a good space in our history books but we have yet to see the finest example as to which side in us has ever changed. Is it the emotional side? Is it our sense of nationalism? Is it our passivity of just allowing corrupt politicians to pursue their anomalous ways with impunity? Have we grown accustomed to being abused because we have realized that everything is only an exercise in futility?
Edsa celebration is here to stay.
ANG PAGSULAY SA LIDERATO NI YOWERI MUSEVENI
Yoweri Museveni, has unmistakably carved his name in the history as one of the very few leaders worldwide, if not the first one, to bravely raise a howl of protest against the recognition of gay rights. By stamping his seal of disapproval over the law that condemns gays, he forecloses the chances of being considered as a leader who bleeds for his poverty-stricken nation.
As president of Uganda, he certainly finds it easier to say no to international clamor recognizing gay rights than resolving ethnic cleansing which has been terrorizing his people for ages.
We'll wait and see. The true test of leadership shall come when the smoke on this issue in Uganda clears. Under pain of a fading hope to expect for donations to pour in his country in exchange for his adverse stance, his obscure alternative in sourcing out funds to alleviate poverty is fast becoming a matter of national interest as his country and people will later on see.
Clearly, it is his strength and courage to say no to the request of Barrack Obama to recognize gay rights that makes him an international sensation.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This is a rare kind of human drama that portrays a very touching episode about close family members separated away from each other for so many years. The kind of happiness that took place in their historic rendezvous could be very exciting and I can just feel it with the tears of joy exhibited on their facial expression.
Footnote: More than 100 South Koreans, many of them on wheelchairs, crossed the world's most heavily fortified border on Thursday (02/20/14) to be reunited with family members living in the North whom they have not seen since 1950-53 Korean War.
In any case where a death of a person is considered "brutal and untimely," we can always ask ourselves how senseless man can sometimes be to his fellow human being. What is most hurting to note is that the death of Atty. Noel Archival has suddenly left his six innocent children a deep void formed by a chasm that denied a fatherly love to be rendered for his children's welfare forever.
Lawyer Noel Archival may be known by some in his other background but from my own recollection, I always associate him as the guy who loves to handle cases where nobody would care to touch it with a proverbial "ten-foot pole." He was, as portrayed by Bong W. now, a man of courage and with a daredevil attitude of "I don't care, as long as I know how to handle it." And to think that the case he handled in Dumaguete City was as a defense counsel of a suspected member of a "Kuratong Baleleng" group accused of participation in a botched P5M robbery of a pawnshop there is not an ordinary case.
I just hope the siblings of Atty. Archival will make good of their plan to see to it that his children's future will be taken cared of until such time when they can already stand on their own. Meanwhile, Vice Governor Magpale's motherly concern to provide the victim's family with police protection by assigning a police officer to the place where the wake is held and observed is highly worthy of our thanks and commendation.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
tinagoang pamulong ang hunghong,
tinuyo aron dili masuhong,
pagdayeg, panaway, pamantay,
sa hunghong ipakuyanap, ipakatay,
siguradohang dili bungol imong gihunghungan,
basin ug sininggitay ang mahimong sangputanan,
may manghunghong nga magpurong,
baba magkibotkibot, kamot maampingon,
hapuhap, hinol, tutho ug laway gamiton,
pagkaalbularyo, hunghong sayonsayonon,
may gulangon nga gihunghongan,
lab-as ug presko kuno ang inandam,
pagsusi, bag-ong ligo lang diay,
ang putaheng kusog mokiaykiay,
may hunghong nga makapaukay,
katawha'ng nagbagotgot, nagsusapinday,
lamdagan, sa hunghong nga makalipay,
kurakot sa kaban, sa dili madugay
kasuhan, hukman, ipasulod sa bilangguan,
may hunghong didto, may hunghong dri,
mura’g katuhuan, mura’g dili,
masuhong man o dili, ihunghong nato kini.
In death, lawyer Victor Biano is known as a man who has served the City of Mandaue in various capacity as a City Councilor, City Administrator during the time of Mayor Pedong Ouano. And in various political activities where he excels in championing the cause of righteousness as the hallmark of his crusade for a lifetime. His active personality seen in any worthy cause of endeavor will surely be missed by those who value his friendship and wisdom.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
ADLAW SA KASINGKASING
sa managhigugmaayng nanghuyatid,
mangandam, magpaminaw, magpaniid,
kon kapig-ot sa bulsa dili ba manghawid,
adlaw karon sa pagpabuhagay,
pagpamuliskad sa gihay,
dawaton, kutluon sa parayganay,
mamasilong sa halok ug gakos nga nag-uros uros,
adlaw sa mga mahigugmaong maghangos,
samtang mangab-ot sa gugmang tim-os.
cry-freedom: (to CJ Corona)
Renato, it is not merciless persecution. Rather it is poetic justice. Why, what did you think? That the pursuit of justice ended with your removal from office? No, that was just the beginning. It's about time that justice be pursued to the very end, to serve as a deafening lesson to the abusive-servants of the people. Next in line - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Janet Napoles, JocJoc Bolante, Sexy, Pogi, and Tanda, and their cohorts.
D_BystandeR: (to cry-freedom)
I cannot add any other comment to the kind of eloquence that fittingly summarizes the kind of incorrigible crook that Corona personifies while in office in his desperate attempt to rebut the indefensible truth that confronts him.
Footnote: Former CJ Corona decried the new perjury and P130M forfeiture cases against him and his wife Cristina that were approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, who testified in his impeachment trial in 2012.
The unbearable hardships suffered by Filipinos as a result of unprecedented corruption activities perpetrated by our top lawmakers involved in the PDAF scam instead of coming up with workable ideas to improve the life of the masses is inconceivable. That is why the poor have been involved in common crimes most despicable to imagine like selling illegal drugs and other crimes to help themselves make a living as they could have successfully avoided that and the future of their families promoted and enhanced had there been positive help and meaningful assistance received from our lawmakers to improve their lot.
M d'C-McN: (to CJ Corona)
You are a true thief and the worst of all, you stole most of the pork and PDAF money and put it into your accounts, You're a mega looter of the country. In fact, if I were the Ombudsman, I will have you shot to death 1000 times!
Bonifacio Del Pilar: (to M d'C-McN)
And if he survives, i finish him off for you.
Ric Atencia: (to M d'C-McN)
Why waste the bullets?
We should appeal to Corona's sense of patriotism in order not to waste bullets for him. Why doesn't he follow the example of the late General Angelo Reyes who committed "harakiri" by shooting himself in the head to death, and that was a clean job! People admired him for that, at least, he was able to do a heroic job in his death, after all!
How I wished some of our public servants are doing the same generosity to the poor as shown by Mayor JVR of Talisay City in his special concern shown to the poor patients admitted to the Talisay City District Hospital. While some some people may be inclined to follow his footsteps by shelling out his personal money to at least lessen the financial burden during hospital confinement, the problem will be on individual's intricate "bigness" of the heart for there are even known millionaires who would not spend even a single centavo to help the poor but will do everything all they way to build up a big business empire. But some of them can follow his example by doing something to help improve the lot of the poor in some other ways.
I don't know if Mayor JVR is doing it just because it is what Pope Francis has repeatedlymade in urging national leaders around the world to do something to help the poor. But JVR has been doing this for the last 20 yearsstarting from the time he first launched his first political dream to become a public servant until he succeeded in his 5th try, this time as the elected Mayor of Talisay City. And this could be considered as something that emanates from what his heart dictates. This man is worthy of our respect, trust and confidence, and patronage! May your tribe increase, Mayor JVR!
Mayor JVR of Talisay City was off to a good start early in his term, accommodating the Alayon Party councilors, giving them hefty quotas to hire Job Order workers of their own. But things have changed and it is only natural for him to react that way. Their refusal to give blanket authority for JVR to approve transactions within a P3M amount just like what they did to Brad Soc during his incumbency as the former Talisay City Mayor is clearly "unfair and ill-timed," to say the least. They cannot blame JVR for what he did. If they want prosperity for Talisay City to usher and flourish under JVR's administration, they should be prepared to share and contribute for it to succeed, not that it will be a "one-way traffic." They always want to receive and enjoy the kindness of JVR but they don't want to reciprocate it?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
If Mayor Mike Rama has done something positive for the sidewalk vendors that is big news for us. But for him to approve of the "punishment" to sidewalk vendors for three days, meaning – they cannot be allowed to display their wares in their usual spot - that's something hard to imagine! If the vendors' family can afford to also stop eating for three days, that punishment is okay. But we know that vendors are like in Tagalog lingo - "isang kahig, isang tuka," ug sa atong pinulongan, mga "kakha-tuka." Since when did we hear that Mayor Mike's heart bleeds for the poor?
In all punitive campaign against the poor in the city, Mike Rama is always on top of it! He doesn't need to approve it. His mind is endlessly capable of doing something to make it hard for the poor to make a living in the city. And we are complaining that criminality is on the "upsurge?" - forget about it. There are people who try to make a living out of making it subscribed to the normal way we expect it to be without making it a big problem to others but we have some of our city leaders who refuse to understand that not all people living in the city are rich. And that they also need a little help and understanding for them to survive the economic hardships we all face.
Monday, February 10, 2014
maneho sa pagpanglimpiyo,
manglugod, mga buling tangtangon
walay lipodlipod, gikan sa tiil padulong sa ulo,
atubangan hangtod sa bukobuko,
binubuay, kinuotay, kulitogay,
kuptanang dagko ug gagmay,
paningkamotang malugdan, masabonan,
pangandam sa gustong mosimhot,
hangop sa mahilig ug humot,
palutawon ang kapresko, maniguro,
andam maghulat sa imong pagsingo.
At the end of his term, in case he gets to finish it, I wonder how the Abnoy will end his reign. Will the country be in better shape than when he found it? The people cannot look forward to much in a "cursed presidency." It will be foolhardy to hope that life will be better. It will still be doomsday for us for as long as he is still around.
I find it hard to decipher your total and unconditional dislike to P-Noy. Yes, there were some "unpleasant" decisions attributed to him but overall, majority of our people would still give Pres. Noynoy a high passing mark as people's trust to the government is at its highest peak compared to the previous presidents who ruled the country. You should be thankful we have a President who is honest and trustworthy because if he was like your idol GMA, we would have no idea about the pork barrel scam where taxpayer's money amounting to P10B went to the pockets of corrupt lawmakers with the help of money-making "expertise" of Janet Lim-Napoles and we would still have the ousted CJ Corona in the SC, whose loyalty and preference was not to dispense the kind of justice expected by the people but was principally aimed at protecting the horrible corruption committed by GMA during her nine-year administration, his principal source of power and benefactor.
There is no end of his term, people will keep on voting him, while you gnash, wrench in pain in your hole wailing death and obscenities to the man much loved by his people that you hated most. I can see you now, seething with envy. The most esteemed, much beloved, most honored president this country could ever have, forever in the hearts of the people of the Philippines, are you dying of envy now?
Sunday, February 9, 2014
PETSA KATORSE SA PEBRERO
adlaw nga makapaukay,
hugot, haom, init ang kinuptanay,
daghang kabuhi ang makaykay,
kab-oton ang tukmang kalipay,
padayag sa pagbating manglaylay,
petsa katorse, adlaw sa managhigugmaay,
mabulukong timbaya sa nagpangita,
magpalagdas sa plaza basin pag dunay makakita,
taghoy-taghoy, sitsit ug kidhat, ipangladlad,
mamasin agi ug pangyawat,
adlaw kini sa gugma,
adlaw sa atong pag-amuma
magdalag lawom nga mensahe, magsugod sa pagpatuyhad, pahiuli sa kapiskay'ng mibalit-ad, kon masubraan, kon pakapinan, sa balhibo ikaw panglimbawotan,
makapatikig, makapaursa, makapahubas sa bulsa, makapasaag laing dalan masubay, dili tukma nga pagpisil sa ugat, kini makapalunhat, makapasamot sa inat,
mahimong gastado kay lagi mangyawat, kalimutaw walay pupamilok, may mohagok, maigo diay sa masaheng makapabagtok, hasta gininhawa motiurok..
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The controversy lies whether the death penalty Federal prosecutors openly opted to apply on the young Boston marathon bomber 20-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will far outweigh the 57% of Boston residents who favored life in prison compared to 33% in favor of execution. The U.S. has been recognized all over the world as a nation whose majority favored the outlawing of death penalty, an indication that it has already passed that critical stage between the era of barbarity and the advancement of gaining more foothold on the civilized interpretation of how justice ought to be dispensed. It's up to those in whose hands the nation's wrath will fall for ignoring the general sentiment against death penalty.
It is no surprise for Duterte to make "waves" in the Senate floors in Manila during a recent visit there to give his side about the rice smuggling controversy. Despite the vast power and influence he wields in his own turf as Davao City Mayor, he does not have even a single corruption case filed against him as evidence of his being "Mr. Clean" in his administration. The only thing is that, he very much abhors any corruption issue against anybody and he fights fearlessly to make his city free from the grip of criminality, be it syndicated or just a plain penchant to make oneself become notorious.
I wonder what kind of administrative control and supervision was applied by Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos that he was not able to "put his nose" on the questionable activities of some of his staff, including a janitor and a driver who are found to belong to a gang responsible for the release of dubious SARO, involving "millions." It would appear he was taking his job like he was just "walking in the park" unmindful of the shenanigans committed by people working under him. Will this particular "lapse of responsibility" be considered a "criminal negligence?" Can we safely conclude the investigators seem to treat him with "kid gloves" because he is closely identified with the "powers-that-be?"
Kon langaw, aninipot ug timos ang moagi sa balay sa tambayawan klaro nga masangit gyud sila tungod sa ilang kagaan ug kagagmay. Apan kon kokok o kabog ang moagi di gyud masangit ug molahos lang tungod sa ilang gidak-on ug gibug-aton. Sama niini ang nahitabo ni kanhi Congressman Tony Cuenco, siya maoy nag-usab sa paagi diin naalkansi ang gobyerno ug P3M tungod sa "korakot" sa papeles sa pinalitay ug tambal diin nakita nga dunay kakonsabo nga usa ka botika nga gitudlo ni Cuenco nga adto didto mopalit ug tambal apan nahibaw-an nga ang kwarta nakobra na ug atua na sa "mga maayong kamot" apan way tambal nga nakit-an kay ang binayranay didto ra
mag-agi sa "tumoy sa ball pen." Ug karong bag-o gihukman si Cuenco nga way sala ug way labot sa maong anomaliya. Pagkatoytoy!
Footnote: Former Rep. Antonio Cuenco has been dropped from the Ombudsman's investigation of "conspiring" to misuse over P3 million from his pork barrel in "ghost purchases" of medicine for the poor in Cebu City's south district. The transactions took place in 2003 and 2004.
buhat kini nga makapakurat,
mga mata manglurat, may malibat,
pinakalit, yagyag sa kamaturoang gipakiat,
pangumpesal sa publiko iyang gibuhat,
binuhatan’g baho, ang tanan giugkat,
Ruby Tuazon, ikaw na, bayanihon ka,
Jinggoy, Erap, Noy Johnny Enrile nabalaka,
yagyag sa nagdala’g bulsita sa minilyong kuwarta
miabot na, mestisahon apan maisogon
gikan sa laing nasod aron mosumbong
nagkaduol na, mabugnawong bilanggoan
naghulat na kanila, katawhan ang mabulahan,
bisan pag kuwarta lisod nang makit-an,
silang tanan nga nakapahimulos,
ipanghimaraot, sa yagyag manghilam-os
PANIUDTO? PANGHIGUDTO? HALA PILIA NA MGA MIGO!!!
PANIUDTO - sugat sa init nga sabaw, alkontra sa napagngang panan-aw, may hiniwa, may sud-ang pinalutaw, makapawala sa kagutom nga nagdalag panghupaw, kalami niini sa tiyan manggunit, paniudto kaon kini sa ting-init, lahi sa
PANGHINGUDTO nga makapainit, mga mata magsulirap, udtong tutok apan magsukarap, gininhawa daw gigukod, may magkaob, maghayang, manukod, dibuho's binuhatan nga makapasingot, paghingudto, pahuot nga ikahimuot..
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I am surprised with the number of negative comments piling up and I only noticed 2 positive comments in favor of Erap's heroic move to do it not only because he is in favor of protecting the interest of our OFWs working in Hong Kong but also because the lives of the Chinese tourists who perished in that botched rescue attempt are all very precious human lives that need our commensurate act to offer apology because of their tragic deaths. Protecting the pride of one man who continues to refuse to offer apology as demanded by Hong Kong government is unthinkable and unpatriotic. Erap is right and he needs more of our understanding. By doing this, he is doing a rare kind of statesmanship. Even in his twilight years, Erap is still thinking of doing something for the good of our country. More power to you, Erap!
Footnote: Erap is making a heroic move to offer apology for the deaths of Chinese tourists in Luneta park in August 2010 considering that it happened in Manila and he is now the elected Mayor of the City of Manila. Despite P-Noy's insistence to decline to offer apology for the deaths of Chinese tourists as demanded by HK government, Erap's move to apologize for it seems like a soothing balm to assuage the pain suffered by the grieving relatives. But the question is: Is it enough when what is demanded is for P-Noy to do it himself?
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