All fingers point to Abalos

I waited for the Senate hearing on the ZTE SCAM last Wednesday with mixed expectations – being hopeful on the one hand and a bit pessimistic on the other. I was hopeful the former NEDA Chairman (now CHED) Sec. Romulo Neri would bare everything he knows about the fiasco. I was also expecting, on the other hand, that Malacanang would play its game plan. Sa aking pagtingin kasi imposibleng pumayag ang Malakanyang na sumipot sa hearings na ito ang kanyang mga tauhan na walang set play kung baga pa sa basketball.

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May teorya na ako sa set play ng Malakanyang kaya alam kong malakas ang kanilang kaba noong Wednesday. Bakit? Dahil sa araw na iyon isinalang ang kanilang “weakest link” kumbaga, si Sec. Romy Neri. Kung ang Malakanyang ang masusunod, wala si Sec. Romy Neri hearing na iyon sa Senado kundi nasa piling ni GMA. Noong inimbita kasi si Romy Neri ng Senado, biglang namiss ni Glori sa Romy Neri at inanyayahan syang sumabay sa biyahe nya papuntang New York. Kinailangan pang magkaroon ng vigil ang mga tao sa labas ng bahay nina Neri para masigurong di ito itatanan ni GMA para di makapagtestigo sa Senado.

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

May desktop din ako…

Desktop

 

Tsarannnn!!!! eto po ang itsura ng aking desktop dahil tinag ako ni Rhapsody. Yin and yang ang tema nito na may Dragon at Tiger na akmang maglalambingan ng slight. Lately naglinis ako ng aking mga proggies kaya medyo malinis pa ang itsura nito. Dati kasi maraming mga shortcuts ng kung anu-anong boot programs ang nasa desktop ko nung panahong mahilig ako makipag-gyera sa chatrooms at nagmumukha itong cyber armory.

 

Kamakailan ay nag eksperimento ako sa styles sa tulong ng tune-up utilities kaya ayan sa ngayon ay kulay graphite muna ang aking mga backgrounds. Masarap sa mata… maliban na sa paborito ko ang kulay na gray at black. Ayan hehehe may pagka wholesome na ang aking desktop.

 

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My Desktop Free View Instruction

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. You can do a screen capture by:

[1] Going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).

[2] Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V).

[3] If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to this list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

 

AB-ZTE-FG – Wag ituro sa mga anak

Eto po ang Youtube entry ng AB-ZTE-FG na bagong alphabet song mula sa sikat mabahong ZTE Scam.

Hay lord of the rings ano na lang mangyayari sa ating bansa. Magbabayad na naman tayo ng utang na di natin napapakinabangan. Medyo tinamaan na rin ang Malakanyang, nagkusa raw silang itigil muna ang pagpapatupad ng ZTE project kasi nga daw i-rereview pa. Ayan kinabahan at kumurap din ang mga buwaya…. pero wag masyado umasa… ang ibig sabihin lang nito ay masyado nang mainit ang issue at kung masyado nang mainit tumataas ang presyo ng mga taong sangkot kapalit ng pananahinik. Ibig sabihin lang ng suspension ng project ay kailangan ng Malakanyang ng konti time out para itago ang mga dapat itago, burahin ang mga dapat burahin, patahimikin ang mga dapat patahimik. Sa gitna nitong lahat wag nating kalimutan na di pa natin nakikita ang KONTRATA na pinirmahan ni Sec. Mendoza at ng ZTE na sinaksihan ng ating Mahal na Presidente. Sa pagmamadali daw kasi nila pagkatapos ang pirmahan, ay na-MISPLACE diumano ang kopya ng Pilipinas ng kontrata kaya hanggang ngayon ni anino ng pinirmahang kontrata at di pa natin nakikita…

Lakas ng loob nilang mag-announce na isususpend muna nila ang ZTE Deal na parang utang pa ng taong bayan sa kanila ang suspension na ito. Haller, di ba nauna nang mag-issue ng Temporary Restraining Order ang Supreme Court sa ZTE Deal? E ano pa ang silbi ng suspension nyo mga hitad? Sabagay, mas lalong nahalata na PAGPAPALAMIG ang habol nyo para maikubli ang di dapat masilip ng mga tao.

Hay lord!!! Only in the GOVERNMENT of the Philippines nangyayari ito.

Christmas Wishes: Children of Tomorrow

Whooaaaa time really flies… Christmas is just around the corner and I didn’t even realize it until I was reminded (read: tagged) by Tintin Sendy that it was time to make my Christmas wishes. Christmas has always been the happiest season during my childhood. It was a season of abundance, of new clothes and toys, of candies, sweets and food, of visiting relatives and friends. Christmas was a time for seemingly endless celebrations and parties. Christmas was indeed merry when I was a kid.

But Christmas gradually lost its magic as I begin to grow up. Times have become more difficult for my family.Food, clothes, toys and candies have gradually slipped beyond our reach. Then I realized that we were not alone, that other families too are facing hard times and some have even more difficulties than my family. Stripped of funfare and other external and material manisfestations of the Christmas season, one is left pondering the real meaning of Christmas. The more hardships we face, the more we realize the need to SHARE. Stripped of all the fancy celebrations of the season and faced with the direness of the lives of those around us, we realize that we need to share HOPE to each other. The less material gifts we can give, the more we realize the LOVE is a more meaningful gift for Christmas. Stripped of the commercial and material colors of Christmas, we come face to face with the meaning of Christ’s birth — that of Sharing, Hope and Love.

And among us, who would know the truest meanings of the words Sharing, Hope and Love but the children amidst us. For them i dedicate this song from Noel Cabangon – Children of Tomorrow:

Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Introducing the PALABAN and MALABANAN Awards

NOMADIC THOUGHTS

INTRODUCES THE WEEKLY

PALABAN and MALABANAN AWARDS

At the end of each week this blog will feature two (2) individuals who has made it big in the news during the week. The PALABAN Award will be awarded to an individual or group who has made a courageous stand for a cause. Ang award na ito ay para sa mga naninindigan para sa ikabubuti ng ating bayan, mga tao at grupong maari nating ipagmalaki at huwarang tularan.

On the other hand, the MALABANAN Award will be given to an individual or group who has gained notoriety in the news for actions that will put the Filipino nation to shame or committed acts that are detrimental to us as a people and nation. Tinatawag itong Malabanan Award dahil ang mga tao o grupong makakatanggap ng award na ito ay bagay na bagay isama sa hinigigop ng mga truck ng poso negro.

 

 

FOR MAKING A GALLANT STAND AGAINST FRATERNITY HAZING AND FOR RESIGNING FROM SIGMA RHO IN PROTEST OF THE VIOLENT DEATH OF CRIS ANTHONY MENDEZ

 

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THE PALABAN AWARD OF THE WEEK

 

 

IS AWARDED TO:

 

JOVITO R. SALONGA

Jovi Salonga

Jovi Salonga has made his mark in Philippine politics as a progressive, nationalist and Statesman. He valiantly fought against the Marcos dictatorship and against the US Military Bases. He became the Senate President after EDSA I. Against all odds, he ran for President in 1992 and although he lost, he will always be MY PRESIDENT. For more on Jovi Salonga follow this LINK.

 

FOR BEING EXPOSED AS THE MYSTERY MAN IN THE ZTE SCAM AND FOR TRYING TO INTIMIDATE JOEY DE VENECIA TO “BACK OFF!!!” FROM THEIR STINKING NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK SCAM AND FOR COWARDLY LEAVING THE COUNTRY IN THE EVE OF THE SENATE INVESTIGATION,

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THE MALABANAN AWARD OF THE WEEK

IS AWARDED TO:

“FIRST GENTLEMAN” MIKE ARROYO

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Ito na yata ang bagong denial king sa panahong ito. Wala na itong ginawa kundi deny ng deny. Di daw sya sangkot sa mga kababalaghang ginagawa nila ng asawa nya sa gobiyerno. Maalang noong naipit na sila sa isa pang scandal – the Josel Pidal Scandal – binuyo nila ang kanyang kapatid na si Iggy Arroyo na umamin na sya si Jose Pidal. For more on the Mystery Man who turned out to be the “Mister ni Ma’am” click this LINK.

Remembering Martial Law, Dejavu?

On September 21, 1972, then President Ferdinand Marcos issued Proclamation 1081 declaring the imposition of Martial Law over the entire country. According to Marcos, Martial Law was declared after the failed attempt of the Communist rebels to assassinate then Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile. According to Marcos Martial Law is:

With the imposition of martial law, Marcos usurped all the powers of the State and our country came under dictatorial rule. Martial law was lifted on January 17, 1981 with the issuance of Proclamation 2045. By then, the lifting of Marital Law was already meaningless for the democratic institutions and process were already damaged and co-opted.

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Paano ko ba ipaliwanag ang Martial Law at ang mga taon ng mga Marcos sa kapangyarihan sa mga kabataang di man lang inabot ang Edsa People Power I noong February1986? Kahit ako mismo medyo blurry ang memory ko sa martial law years. Well let me describe that period na lang as I remember it:

1. Use of the coercive arm of the State – the military, the police and paramilitary groups – to silence, intimidate and neutralize the opposition. Napakaraming naaresto noon, lubhang maraming natorture, mga bigla na lang nawala. Marami ditonatatagpuan na lang na patay at marami naman ang hanggang ngayon ay di pa natatagpuan. Hindi sila kumukurap sa paglabag ng mga human at civil and political rights. Kaliwa’t-kanan ang violent dispersals ng mga pickets at mga rallies.

2. Cronies, corruption, onerous deals – Dito nagpayaman ang mga kakonchaba nilang mga negosyante at politiko. Talamak ang pangungurakot sa pera ng Bayan. Gumagawa ng kontrata sa mga dayuhan at lokal ng mga korporasyon na handang magbigay ng milyong-milyon suhol sa mga pulitiko at syempre sa mga Marcoses at kanilang mga cronies. Mangungutang ang kakosa nilang negosyante at ang gobiyerno nagbigay ng sovereign guarantees. Ito yung tipong nagbigay ang gobiyerno ng assurance sa mga dayuhang nagpapautang na kung sakali di magbayad ang nagkautang, sasaluhin ito ng gobiyerno ng Pilipinas at ito na ang magbabayad sa utang. dito tayo nabaon sa utang sa foreign creditors. Nagbabayad ang mamamayan ng utang na wala tayong kinalaman at di natin napakinabangan. Bilyon-bilyon ang kanilang nakulimbat sa kaban ng bayan.

3. Election Fraud and violence – para masabing demokrasya pa rin ang umiiral sa Pilipinas nagdadaos din ng mga eleksyon noon. Kaya lang kung di man sila-sila lang ang tumatakbo, grabe yung pandaraya sa eleksyon, kung natalo sa botohan ay dinodoktor nila ang bilangan. Kung nanalo pa rin ang kalaban, well, pinapatay na lang nila o kinukulong. Yung Batasang Pambansa (katumbas ng Congress ngayon) ay tinawag na rubber stamp ni Marcos, aprub without thinking na lang lagi, basta kung ano ang gusto ni Marcos noon sunod lang sila ng sunod. Hinayaan naman na may mga oposisyon para magmukha nga demokrasya pero konting-konti lang at wala halos magawa kundi mag-ingay tungkol sa mga kababalaghan ng pamahalaan.

Ilan lang to sa mga characteristics ng panahon ng diktadurya ni Marcos. Mahirap bang maimagine kung ano ang sitwasyon noon? or do you have this feeling na parang familiar yang mga pangyayari at kalagayan na ganyan?

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Tomorrow, we commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the imposition of martial law. Ask yourself, 35 years hence, have we gone far as a nation or have we made a u-turn somewhere and thus we get this feeling of dejavu.

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The ZTE Scam Mystery Man Unmasked

Ilang araw na rin naging matunog sa media ang isang “MYSTERY MAN” na naging kasama nina COMELEC Chairman Benjamin Abalos, Jose “Joey” de Venecia III, DOT Sec. Leandro Mendoza na magkipag meeting sa ilang pagkakataon sa mga representatives ng ZTE Corporation patungkol sa controversial na National Broadband Network deal dito sa Pilipinas at sa China. Naging miseryoso dahil is daw itong makapangyarihang tao, napakamakangyarihan na sa lahat ng mga naging sangkot sa NBN deal siya pa lamang ang hindi pinangalanan.

Just a few minutes ago, Joey de Venecia testified under oath to the Senate inquiry on the ZTE broadband deal, that the “Mystery Man” he was referring to is no less than :

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Joey de Venecia testified that the First Gentleman Mike Arroyo in a meeting in Wack-wack angrily pointed at him and shouted “Back off!”. He said that he believed that Abalos may have asked the first gentleman to force de Venecia no to meddle with the deal.

They first tried to involve de Venecia and the AHI in the deal but he refused. But when they lures did not work, the NBN Gang tried to use threats and intimidation to silence de Venecia.

And by the way is it by coincidence that first gentleman Mike Arroyo left the country? Well, we are just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg on the ZTE Scam. Will this eventually lead to the involvement of the Top Man / Woman in this stinkingly corrupt deal?

I believe, the involvement of the first gentleman signifies the involvement of Gloria in this multi-billion peso scam. Remember it was Gloria who convinced Sec. Neri to approve the deal despite his objection.

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Nagtataka ba kayong lumalabas na kasangkot ang babaeng ito sa pangungurakot na ito?