Tuesday, December 30, 2003

December 30

Basically, most Filipinos are well aware that the 30th Day of December is a Holiday, for the reason that this is the day that marks the execution of our Greatest Martyr - National Hero - Dr. Jose Rizal.

To some, December 30 also marks the dreadful terrorist bombing at BLumenttrit LRT station and Makati area, that claims several lives (mostly young ones, that are in that train for the reason that its still Christmas season and they are hoping to get some "aguialdos" from their Ninong and Ninangs)

And to others, (specially Politicians and Presidential Wanna be) this date mark the pledge of H.E. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that she will not run/compete in the coming 2004 Presidential Election. (a Pledge, that many knew she eventually reversed)... I read an article from one of strong>Philippine Daily Inquirers commentator, Mr. Conrado de Quiros regarding this "broken Vow" of Madam President, the Then and Now article features that comparison of Mada Presidents Pledge and the Last poem written by Doctor Jose Rizal. What really catch my attention in this piece is the final comment of Mr. Quiros in regards to whom they should have executed in "LUNETA "


Until now, IM still baffled of why GMA would still run for the presidency, I mean, doesn't she have enough? (the controversies/scandals/anomalies/blunders and mutiny). And if its true that the real reason that she is competing for a full-six year term, is that the people clamor for her leadership, why would she go to much extent to get Noli de Castro to be her running mate (in which, my former Favorite Broadcaster- happily obliged), ask Mr. Eddie Villanueva to reconsider his bid and go on several gimmicks (photo-ops with the captured terrorist and funerals) If the reason that she is running is because she believed that the people still want her to be their leader, she should be confident enough to run, even without Noli de Castro as her running mate, or even if all religious leaders declared their own bid to the presidential race. :shrug: If she really think that she have done well, thus earning the right to be the next President by 2004. She should be confident, even if she will be running against an extremely popular showbiz icon, she knows, she will win.


December 30, to many of us Filipinos are nothing more but another day in the Christmas Season/ for the workers is just another Holiday, another chance to gain additional bucks is they will be working in this day and be entitled in the double-pay routine, for the young-ones, it's just another day to go to a New Years party and be merry... I reckon that there is not even thousand Filipinos, that sees this day to thank Dr. Rizal in his contributions in establishing our beloved Country.


Saturday, December 27, 2003

Dis Season of JoY


What's with Christmas that tends to make someone forget the wrong, did to them by other people, or joyous feeling of giving something to those people that incidentally became your classmate, officemate, neighbor or relatives?

- i made new enemies,
- i start hating the season
- i fought with my GF three time within two days
- Wish everyone have a better one compare to me :D


what's with this particular day (25th of December) that people acted more lonelier or happier compare to any given day of the year?


Magic... I guess

------------------------------------Since time immemorial, Religious Sects have been debating whether Christ was really born on the 25th day of December, or if he was even born on this particular month. In some sector, they believe that Christ was born in a much warmer month for the reason that the sheep are grazing when he was born, others stated that he was born most probably in the month of October, others state that for the reason the most Pagan turned Christians celebrates the 25th of December as a day of Festivity for their Pagan Gods, that the Pope (at that time) declared that the 25th will be the day that Christians will be celebrating the Birth of the savior.


I really don't give a fuck whether Jesus was born in Mid July or early September, the thing is, he was born, to make true to the prophecies that a savior will be born from a Virgin mother in a stable, so that to fulfill the promise of GoD...

So to those people that refuse to believe that Christ was born on the 25th....P******* *******(Pagpalain nawa po kayo :D)

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Why People leaving ins the Shanties near Railroads and under the Bridges...should BURN in Hell


Three days ago my driver had an encounter in this area. After dropping me
off at work, the driver was on the south bound lane of South Super Highway
near the home along the riles housing (near Sunday Machine Works and
Designer Depot). As he came to a full stop at the San Andres intersection
stoplight, a man approached the car's rear passenger side, grabbed the
antenna and broke it. The man remained beside the car, apparently waiting
for the driver to get down and confront him. Fortunately, the driver
remembered my dad's warnings regarding these types of M.O.s and remained in
the car. As the driver sped away, he noticed a group of men on the center


Yes, I have witnessed a similar incident, maybe about a month ago, and
reported it immediately to Police 117. A young man tried to open the
passenger door of the taxi in front of me. About three or four girls were
inside the taxi at that time. Fortunately, the door was locked.

I pass this route coming from Malacanang every night. Fortunately for me
too, my car is heavily tinted so I am not easy prey.

I shall call 117 again. I suggest you do the same. Although I don't know
if that would really help.

Atty. Dara C. Acusar
Assistant Secretary
Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel


A similar incident happened
to me along Quirino Avenue somewhere between the
Flying V gas station and Iglesia ni Kristo. 3 men
approached my car IN BROAD DAYLIGHT! and SLOW TRAFFIC!
and tried to open the back doors. Bumusina ako ng
tuloy tuloy to ward them off. It's scary 'coz that
area has no patrolling policemen. When they failed to
open my car, they tried the other cars naman. I don't
know kung may nabuksan sila.

Then yesterday, while the PMAP rally was going on
along Buendia cor. Ayala, as I was about to cross that
intersection, two of the rallyists tried to open my
car doors again. Again in BROAD DAYLIGHT! WITH A
POLICEMAN AROUND! Hay, what the world has come to. I
suggest you lock up and make a lot of noise to at
least rattle those thieves.


mga tsong this really happend last wensday,
> september sept. 10.... and
> i
> hope u would take time in reading this........ i
> came from makati and
> was
> driving along south super highway (osmena hiway)
> going towards manila
> area,
> nung dumating ako sa maliit na bridge before the
> maliit
> na bazaar of clothes (corner quirino ave and osmena
> hiway) , if ur
> coming
> from makati and u took buendia or pablo ocampo,
> mauuna ung bridge
> before
> DESIGNER DEPOT ung nasa harap ko is a gold honda
> civic, all of a sudden
> may
> mga lumabas na around 6 or 7 guys who obviously look
> like squatters who
> reside along the riles and biglang tinambangan ung
> civic, pinagsisipa,
> pinagyug-yug, pinagkukutkot ung susian and they were
> successful in
> opening
> the doors, tapos nagulat na lang ako isa isa nilang
> nilabas ung mga
> gamit na
> nasa loob nung civic cds, bags, etc. im not sure
> kung ung driver is a
> girl
> or a boy , pero ung driver tinutukan ng kutsilyo...
> in short parang
> kinuyob
> ung civic, btw, ako and ung civic during that time(
> mga 830 - 9 pm) ay
> nasa
> right most ng lane... meaning right side lang namin
> ung lakaran ng
> tao.....
> after robbing... they immediately jump off the
> bridge and went
> away.....
> dami nakakita nun pero isang taxi driver lang ang
> tumigil to check ung
> condition ng driver.... nga pala, may oner na nasa
> harap ng katabi ng
> civic,
> sakay ay mga pulis, 2 lang ata yun,,, naka purple na
> uniform (manila
> police)...... i dont know kung nakita nila yung
> incident na yun....pero
> sa
> tingin ko naman makikita nila yun... natakot lang
> dahil 2 lang sila eh
> and
> their rusty pistols.... just a friendly warning mga
> tsong..... kung
> magisa
> kayo and mejo kita kayo sa loob ng kotse nyo (kahit
> ano pa yang kotse
> nyo,
> luma or bago) try to avoid muna if possible ung
> osmena hiway at night
> or
> better yet try to have another route kasi mejo
> nagpaparamdam nanaman
> ung mga
> modus operandi na tulad nun dahil pasko na ulet
> [IMAGE]if any of u guys
> have
> contact sa manila police, paki inform naman sila or
> just spread this
> news.... its for all us naman eh... peace!


Ingat kayo when passing through south super highway
> cor quirino ave. On
> our
> way home from Makati, we took buendia then turn
> right to south
> superhighway,
> it was only 8pmand it was drizzling. we were
> cruising fine but it was a
> slow
> moving traffic. right after san andres st, there are
> these buildings
> which
> are modern version of home along the riles (near the
> designers depot),
> my
> wife screamed because somebody was trying to open
> the car from her
> side.
> sensing that it was locked he moved to the back door
> and tried to open
> it
> likewise, we were stocked in traffic and i was
> stunned that i could not
> think of anything to do but just look at him. so
> when finally the
> traffic
> moved he also moved away casually tucking the gun in
> his belly and
> staring
> at me as if saying you are lucky you locked your
> door. thank GOD my
> wife is
> so makulit in reminding me to lock the door evertime
> we go. kaya to all
> you
> KAC people beware of that place. Actually you should
> be alert and be
> cautious when passing through south superhighway all
> the way to
> nagtahan.
> Karla Vanessa M. Redor
> www.geocities.com/k_psycho8
> www.karlaredor.tk


Ingat kayo sa OSMENA
> HIGHWAY near designer's
> depot
> Always better safe than sorry... forewarned is
> forearmed...
> mga bro ingat kayo run, malapit lang ako nakatira
> dun kaya talagang
> totoo
> yung mga sinasabi rito, karamihan ng mga tarantado
> diyan nde mismo taga
> ilalim ng tulay (tapat ng sunday machine works)
> ginagawa lang nila
> taguan
> yun at takasan, mostly ng tulisan diyan mga taga
> riles from Fabie, taga
> Texas, taga Muñoz, taga Mataas na Lupa at mismo taga
> riles (batangas
> line)
> uso rin ang agaw cellphone jan tsaka holdapan sa
> jeep lalo na sa riles
> ingat din kayo sa parking lot ng Designer's Depot
> kse yung iba doon
> naghahanap ng biktima (kase talagang madilim dun!)
> yan din ang isa sa mga reason kung bakit walang
> nakatira dun sa mga
> housing
> project na malapit dun
> dun sa tawiran sa kabila ng designers depot (yung
> maraming bata at
> totoy na
> nakatambay at yung iba nagbebenta ng sampaguita) wag
> din kayo tatawid
> dun
> dahil puro rugby boys and girls ang nakaupo run!
> ang masakit, walang ginagawa yung police detachment
> diyan!
> sana makatulong ng konti

Not only they don't contribute much to the country, they tend to become one of the problems...nuff said

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

presidential: (sino kaya ang iboboto koh)

5 Months from now, at least 20 Million Filipinos would be trekking once more to the public schools or municipalities to be able to cast their vote in the upcoming election. Once again, Filipinos would be choosing their next president to lead them in the next 6 years (or he/she will be impeach in the next 2 years... Which ever come first) :)
Anyway, lets discuss these Presidentiables and see their merits and demerits...

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo - incumbent President, posses the political machinery to help her race to re-presidency. "I'll be damn if ever iI even consider written her name in the ballot box, Even if you usually see her cute face (mukhang bata eh so cute :) ) in the news paper, doing photo-opt with suspected criminals and victims of calamity... It doesn't mean that she is working as a president. Many from the labor sectors and militants firmly believes that GMA betrayed their support during the EDSA dos, and many of her promises (just like any other politicians) were never realized (for example, the Jueteng thing). And like Cory, Gloria is perceived as a weak Presidents because of these mutiny thing happening here and there. I know that corruptions have been tin the Public Offices seen time immemorial but Government employees have stated that they never see such corruption before when Erap is still President. Thus, the people in the streets and the people in the public office don't like her, why should I?

Ping Lacson - Supercop, push the reforms for those boys in blue, Prime suspect and master mind of the so called Kuratong Baleleng shoot out. Ping said before that he doesn't like politics, and he firmly states that the reason why he run for senator last election is to ensure that someone with guts can hound the people vested with the powers to be in case they would do nasty things (like launder money or big time extortion?) The Filipino - Chinese favor him some how because they believe that he could actually put a stop to the rampant kidnapping (or em I talking about 4 years ago?). People at the southern Luzon believes that he should really be the next president so that criminality and lawlessness can be trim down thus encourage Investors. But his enemies warn that he might rule with an iron fist and martial law could be once again be implemented, once Ping hold the Palace seat. What ever it maybe, whether Ping's efforts is somehow clouded by his dark plans against those people that mess with him, or really to ensure that criminals would earn their rightful place behind bars, one thing is for sure... Ramon Tulfo should really start applying for that US visa :)

Raul Roco- when this "guy" ran last Presidential election (against Erap) I actually vote for this guy, for the reason that 1.) he is the number 1 choice of the "Youth" 2.) Among other aspirant, I don't know any scandal that Mr. Roco have been affiliated with and 3.) I admire his stance... But it all change when I realize what a pathetic loser he is (he wail to much in everything the Erap administration are trying to do) ... More so, when he was assigned DECS Secretary, even before he could achieve anything, he got booted out. Im not taking out the possibility that those that ask for his removal indeed got hurt by the reforms Mr. Roco are trying to apply at that institution, but the thing is... he is not a leader but a bully, with his temper that rivals Korina Sanches (pare pareho yang mga yan, naka ngiti pag sa harap nang camera pero nakanang puta ang ugali pag nasa backstage) his removal from DECS just stated that he could not achieve anything with the ways he is trying to do the job. He tends to demand things out, not asking anyone what will be the result, by the way he is reacting to the courtship of GMA, you could sense that he is hardheaded.. Actually it could be what this country needs... But the thing is... I hate gays, I think he is more of a fag than what others are saying to Ping L.

FPJ even thou I share the same belief of 30% of the entire Educated Filipinos in the country (30% lang mga tsong, hati hati pa ayng mga yan nang iboboto) that FPJ is not "that" capable to run a country, I still admire him compare to GMA/ ROCO/ Ping combined. This guy is a modern day Andres Bonifacio, striving from a young age to help his family after the death of FP sr. Anyone that mock his educational attainment is mocking Andres Bonifacio himself, also unable to finish schooling due to scarcity of time and resources. Even thou I myself believe that FPJ would be a puppet to the whim of Angara, I am still hoping that if he win (in which if GMA continues to Run, it will be inevitable) He could do something to turn this country around.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Chivalry and World War 2

Chivalry is Dead!!!

As I was riding the LRT on way to work this morning, an elderly woman with her Grandchild (no I don't know this woman but I presume the kid that is accompanying her is her Grandchild) I noticed that no one offer her a seat... (of course I could not offer mine cuz like her, im also standing up...:D ) Now, I know there is a special cart or part of it where senior citizens, pregnant woman or disable person could go when ever they would take the LRT or even the MRT (LRT- the Light Rail Tracks Train that travel from Monumento area to Baclaran area and cover at least 13 stations...The Fair is 12.00 pesos per ride if your going more that 3 stations from the point of boarding/ MRT is also the same except that its route is located in the stretch of EDSA ) So, im not sure why did this Granny pick on going head to head with those people riding the ordinary carts for the passengers... Ignorance or lack of time, that not the point...The point is, in the train Cart where im riding, there are lots and lots of well bodied MALES sitting comfortable in there while this Grandma is standing up and barely able to make a firm grip in those safety handles... Now this is not the only time that I witness such disrespect, but im just wondering... What happen to all those teachings from the school/ media and even the church... Are they all gone to deaf ear?

it is sad that we claim we are in a more modern worlds... But how come acts of barbarism and non-ethical have been rampant nowadays...From riding a bus, or walking in the streets... You will see people seems to careless of anyone except themselves... I had to admit.. When im walking in the streets of Quiapo, I rarely look at those people walking along with me, unless they are really attracting attention ...He he he But I never remember a day that I see myself seated comfortable in a bus or any PUV's while there is a woman standing up, or times where I board 1st before those women that are also trying to board with the same Vehicle... Now im not being self-righteous here... The reason that im doing this is that every time I do it, I always pray that the same are also being done to my Mother, my Sister and Girlfriend, when ever they would also be place in such situation...


A thought strike my mind before I went to sleep last night, What if World War Two happen today!... I mean lets pretend that WW2 never happen 60 years ago, and only erupted now, will the Filipinos do the same thing that the Filipinos did before, meaning, would they take up arms, go to the nearest Military installations and be enlisted? Would we ever be courageous enough to face the bombs, bullets and war machine of other countries knowing we have no hope of winning for the name of Patriotism?

I don't think so...

19 out of 20 people are willing to leave this country to find a better future in foreign lands, 8 out 10 students wish that they would never wear an ROTC uniform every Sunday (or Saturday in other College). And 5 out 10 Teenager doesn't even know or understand fully why did the Defenders of Bataan hold on until they have no ammo left and most of their men are sick and wounded...

If an ambitious Country would ever consider conquering the Philippines, it would only take them a few weeks before each and every freaking one of my breathen would be waving a foreign flags and denying their birthright.

We Filipinos, sad to say failed those people that fought the last World Conflict, do we really dare to repeat the same fate that they endure?

...We don't even have a prayer...

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Beerkwatro, the Matrix Revo and FPJ


Ha! Finally I got my copy of Beerkwatro (the 5th book of Locally renowed cartoonist: Lyndon G.) [naKs hanep sa spiel ah...hmmm...Maybe I could get a free copy when b5 comes around...he he he]... I bought my copy from the National Bookstore at SM Manila, thanks to the loan that I get from Pag-Ibig... I manage to have enough cash to buy some of my luxuries :) .... Anyway.... My girlfriend ask me if we could eat at Tokyo-Tokyo just beside the bookstore, even thou im not found of Japanese Foods, I give in... at Wow pare... punong puno yung store...bakit naman kasi ke liit liit ng pwesto..(parang kwan ng Hapon... he he he) anyway, I told my GF that because it is her idea to eat there, she wil be the one to fall in line as I reserve seat (the soonest that there would be an available set)... and as I diligently reserving our seats, I take the opportunity to browse on my new B4... I notice that there is something strange the way they packed that book... parang ayaw mag pa bukas?!?
after turning two to three pages, i realize that it will be better to read it in a more private place, cuz i can't help laughing out loud already after those pages...My GF ordered Porkchop sumo (tama ba yun?) for our dinner, i somewhat enjoy it... but the rice is not that appealing :)


After eating at Tokyo-Tokyo, we proceed to watch the Matrix (wow pare..ngaun lang...eh ngaun lang nagkapera eh saka wala namang pasok kinabukasan dahil sa Ramadan) even thou im not a fanatic of this triology, i would still like to see for my self stories how great the fight scenes are... (parang sina Gokou at Freeza yung laban, yung sapakan sa ere at balibag sa pader at buildings) but somehow, is still think that the 1st one is still better, interms of story and plot... but anyway, im in no position to critize it cuz i watch it only for that time, and as a broadcasting student, we are made to be infrom that before you could actually understand a film and be able to critize it effectively, you need to watch it more than 4 times. Thus, if you are planning to watch a film and then a friend of you stated that it is not good, unless he is a memeber of the MTRCB, or a Film specialist or at least a Broadcasting practioner with masteral degree, his view is as good as the usual taxi drivers of the Manila Streets :)


I just learned today that FPJ declared his bid for Presidency... (busy ako sa kaka suddenstrike eh). and already, the reactions of various groups are evident, the Mass rejoiced (and so i was told) the educated frown (mostly people from the commercial districts and people that has no real life but infront of their PC's) The chruch shrugs and the students declared an empending doom to the country in the upcoming election, knowing that FPJ would surely win these CirCus.
Back when i was in college and Erap bid for presidency, i told my self that it will be the end of this country, i mean he was known as an idiot, a womanizer and a drunk (in which i guess its true cuz Erap is very much vocal about it) and he win and still the country is intact, yes we witness various happenings like the WAR at Mindanao, scams here and there, the overthrowing of Gordon and such and of course the impeachment and the People Power second Edition... but the thing is, does it really matter if Erap never won that election, will the country will still be enjoying the 40 pesos into a dollar ratio? i mean look, Erap is long gone from the presidency, but still GMA did very little in restoring the peso from its dwindling rate... thus i there for conclude that, it doesnt matter who would win these upcoming election, but the thing is, we really need to get our acts together, these reminder have been repeated so many times that it would rival the number of the stars in our Galaxy...but the thing it, listening was never a trait of the Filipino (well listening about good heed and plea of changes for that matter).. mind you that im not supporter of FPJ nor ERap, but i would be damn if i would be introduced as a supporter of GMA and co. My point is FPJ/ Glorai/ Roco or Ping, who among them win the election, it doesnt matter, as long as we remain the same selfish/ unmanageable/ and arrogant people as we are, these country is far for being progressive -

"Hindi naman si FPJ and magpapatakbo ng Bansa eh, si Angara pa din at Tito sotto, sya lang yung kukuha ng boto" - Overheard from a Drunk Tricycle driver near our Hangout

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

PAG-IBIG Escapade

This morning, i decided to finally take time to collect that loan of mine from the pag-ibig funds, for the reason that iwas inform that you cannot get a bigger loan unless you have applied for the initial loan fist (initial na 1st pa..labo) Worst, somebody might beat you to it...

anyway... as I leave words to the office that i will be late due to this particular collection, and headed to the pag-ibig branch at Makati Avenue, i start wondering why is it that Filipinos manage to make makati into the city that it is and failed to adopt it to other cities... hmmm... i mean look... the city is neat...(most of it) they have a systematic way of dealing traffic and further more...NO STREET VENDORS (or very limited ones...)[ok na yung nagbebenta nang dyaryo/ sigarilyo or banana que] ... well i know i m dreaming, but i sure wish that i could enjoy the same feeling of easiness while walking at the streets of Carriedo as I am walking in the stretch of Makati Avenue.


OK, i manage to reach the Pagibig office at Anterium Building, and try to collect my measly loan of 3,500+... then the pretty girl at the filling desk ask me where did i file my loan? well of course ignorant as i am, i just reply that it was our admin that filed it for me, then she ask me again, Where is my office located? ...."Well sorry sir, we are not centralize, thus you need to collect your loan from the office where you filed your application"... she said when i told here im from manila. What the **#!.... well i couldn't really blame them, that how things work... but i could not believe my self for missing such detail... damn! then i lok up at that little form/stub that was handed to me to claim my loan... no address, no nothing... then i immediately call the Admin to ask where in the name of Tassadar can i claim my loan? "Bakit ka kasi hindi nag tanung eh?!" a collegue of mine ask... Shit, is it really my fault...DAMN... anyway, i stil manage to get my loan... but there is one little things that is really bothering me...how come people at makati have their freaking addres placed in their stubs for this particular transactions while mine doesn't have any address...only a crazy notice of "NO Follow-Up through Telephone"... hmp... the City is just a few blocks away... but the way they do things in their areas are WORLDS Apart


Monday, November 24, 2003

Welcome to Suddenstriker... nothing much now, cuz i just recently up this blog, give me some time...oke :D