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Selected Comments
(Topic: Mary Jane Veloso’s Execution Will Only Highlight the Dysfunction of Filipino Society)


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

THERE IS A GOD! Mary Jane Veloso's spared execution proves it. Now let us see which opportunistic politician will try to take credit for it.


Name: manolo
City/State/Country: california,usa
IP Address: 108.235.110.121

Comments

Don't blame the Filipino people, collectively, for Mary Jane's misfortune. it is the system, primarily, which causes it. in the first place, she wouldn't have aspired to go overseas and get hooked if there were good jobs in the Philippines. it may be difficult, but, a good start to fight our rotten system is to start with ourselves. Be mindful of others, practice honesty and fairness, be patriotic, work hard and get an education. I was an OFW myself, a fortunate one.


Name: Rogelio Carreon
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 192.197.128.21

Comments

GOOD NEWS. The sacrificial lamb was spared. Don't let the wolf get lost. High five to millions of faithful who prayed for MJ Veloso. More power.


Name: Gads Gallo
City/State/Country: New York, USA
IP Address: 167.244.212.246

Comments

Power of prayers has prevailed. Last minute calls of Pnoy to Indonesian authority spared the life of MJ Veloso. God is merciful. Good moves by the Phil. Govt. Next move, capture and punish drug syndicate and recruiters who are victimizing poor and innocent people.


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 98.91.0.107

Comments

NBI to go after MJV's recruiters. Damn right, NBI! But do it before another victim is uselessly sacrificed in the name of greed. There are some lessons to be learned here, though. For starters, try to know as much as you can about people you're pledging your money/house/farm/family, and now, maybe even your life, however intense is your desire to work overseas. Stuff for your personal needs must not become disorganized clutter. "Piggybacked" luggage must be thoroughly checked by the traveler to make sure it's all legal stuff. In every host country, Laws are made and posted everywhere for the traveling public to notice.


Name: PETER ONG
City/State/Country: Ongpin
IP Address: 203.87.131.100

Comments

There are certain questions that needed to asked and answered with this Veloso case. If the quantity of heroin, were cleverly concealed in the luggage, did she do it on purpose? If she did not, who did? If she did with the intention to sell, she must have a contact list in her cell phone or names living in Indonesia written in a small sheet of paper. A dead corpse and a man holding a gun is not conclusive that the man was the shooter.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.39

Comments

We're angry about this ONE woman. That great but what about the ten of thousands of young girls you send all over Asia to be sex slaves. I bet most wish they could end up like this woman. All these young women are sent with the approval of YOUR country.


Name: PETER ONG
City/State/Country: Ongpin
IP Address: 203.87.131.100

Comments

The proposal to hire the best lawyers raised from our local law schools will never be attracted to defend OFWs who had violated the host country's laws on drugs, murders and human rights abuses by their employers for the very simple reason that there is no money large enough to motivate these lawyers. Let us stop dreaming and be pragmatic ! Volunteer groups that provide pro bono legal aid are non-existent in the country.


Name: Sam Juan
City/State/Country: Hilong Hilo sa Panay
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

" .....and foremost, she was born a Filipino. In a country where according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, 18 million live on 50 pesos or less a day, her chances of being born into poverty ....."-- WHY is the CBCP so quiet about this case? Is it because all they can advise is to "PRAY and PRAY some more" but meanwhile carry on procreating?


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 47.54.138.85

Comments

Mary Jane Veloso's entanglement is an unviable one, it's easy to say based on " tough love" that people get what they deserved. On the other hand, the other form of love demands concern and immeasurable sympathy, pleading , " I hate the act but I love the person." Others might even say, that one can just be a victim of circumstance. So how does one react to this dichotomy of emotions? Let's pray for guidance from above, and hope that lesson is learned or perhaps, that the better milk of human emotions will prevail


Name: Sam Juan
City/State/Country: Hilong Hilo sa Panay
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

ED sez - "Whatever the final outcome of Mary Jane Veloso’s travails is to be. We all are collectively to blame for having failed her. Whether it was what we did or what we failed to do, we Filipinos are in one way or another responsible for what has " PUH-LEEEZ! Do not include me-- I blame the CBCP and their blind fanatic followers with their policy of "GO FORTH and MULTIPLY" and never mind the consequences!--as they say---- Bahala ang Diyos!!!


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour-flower city
IP Address: 66.66.203.16

Comments

JRH: There's no way, a legal cream of the crop can be formed in Pinas to defend and protect OFWs and other Pinoys in trouble because when they practice law in the PH, it's the power of the macaroons that works not their brains. Any moneyed and walang-wala can attest for that. Pinas legal brains clashing brain-to-brain with other countries legal brains is "too high a cholesterol" for them. You see as in any activities, "practice makes perfect". You've been reading in this forum alone how corrupt the Justice system in the PH is.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

There is so much hand wringing in this case of the doomed woman. Then there is the humiliating feeling of helplessness as a Nation for the PHL. Kawawa na yong Babae kawawa pa yong Bansa. And to think that this whole incident could happen again! The PHL should start using EXECUTION TOO for drug offenses. And filipinos should speak out for Justice instead of listening to Religious and Human Rights anti-death penalty advocates. It's easy to be anti-Death penalty if you were not the victim or the citizen of a country facing humiliation. Over & over again the PHL is on the receiving end of disputes. Its leaders flying to foreign countries, hat in hand, asking for mercy for its condemned citizens. At bakit nga pala yong anak ni Singson nakulong lang. Hindi ba dapat na-execute yon?


Name: Sam Juan
City/State/Country: Hilong Hilo Panay
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

So many sad stories -- and yet nobody talk about the fact that Veloso was a trafficker- albeit allegedly a naïve "mule' and supposedly a melodramatic victim of our society. Nonetheless, she must be aware of the evil of DRUGS and how we have been spending so much resources trying to eradicate it. IF Veloso is pardoned becx of the intercession of the RP government-- then forget programs curbing drugs in our country! Any trafficker can always plead that he/she is just a poor naïve promdi and did not know that he/she was carrying DRUGS!


Other Comments


Name: AsISeeIt
City/State/Country: Cebu City
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

According to HILARIO DAVIDE, the Bangsa Basic Law is "legal and acceptable...is faithful to the Constitution... would create a new region for the Bangsamoro in Mindanao as part of the comprehensive peace agreement between the govern-ment and MILF." My reaction: Sir Davide, may I ask you to be more realistic. Creating a new region or creating a sub-state? Sir, you were once a CJ under GMA regime and you did not do anything to improve the judiciary. Now, you want to be part of inner circle of PNoy deciding the fate of our nation. You Davide, Deles, Ferrer, Rufus, and PNoy are wrong! You are blinded or pretend to be blind! Rogue org. like MILF cannot be trusted, period.


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour-flower city
IP Address: 66.66.203.16

Comments

In the news: "Laude Is Asking P200 Million In Moral And Exemplary Damages...". Although, it's only about $4 Million. But the issue is not even money yet. First, the Marine had to be found guilty in criminal case (killing), then the civil case. Since it will be 2nd degree homicide (usually punishable by 4 years or less) even in out of Court settlement (without criminal and civil trial) Laude will not get that kind of settlement. Laude's lawyer is just "applying" Labor Union's strategy in negotiating: Ask for more and "let's meet in the middle". It will not work that way. As I said as Pinoy saying goes "ang naghahangad ng kagitna, sansalop ang nawawala". Don't be greedy. A couple of million pesos will probably work.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

"Its God's PUNISHMENT if Binay wins Presidency", a PHL politician quipped. I think it's more than punishment should that event come to pass. I believe that would be the equivalent of eternal damnation for the Filipino people. But because God gave people "Free Will", it would still be up to the people to elect who they want. God cannot interfere with their choice. Why people like Binay were even born is a question we might want to ask God.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

Binay reportedly asked Panfilo Lacson if he would be interested to run as Binay's VP. Even if they win this would be the beginning of the end for Binay. The Vice-President's office is only a "Heartbeat away" from the President's. And we all know that Lacson is a peaceful, moral man who would not resort to violence no matter what. Of course Binay could have unexplainable accidents or terminal illnesses, which would make Lacson President if you get my drift.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

To [someone] who said, "Again if PNL staff tells me I'm not telling the truth I will stop posting. Waiting". My take: Stop trying to put PNL on a level where it would stoop to arguing with an uneducated lowlife like you. That is not their job. They do not need to say anything about you because YOU HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE A LIAR. You were LYING about the Japanese having sex with 12,000 Filipina girls THAT NEVER HAPPENED! I thought you said you would stop posting if proven to be untruthful. Well, are you going to keep your word or not? Every blog that you post from now on would be proof of SHAMELESSNESS on your part.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

To [someone] on his comments about Marcos & the institutionalization of corruption. I AGREE. Amen to your comment. The Filipinos have become cynical & individualistic. However, as evil as Marcos was there is a good chance his spawn would occupy Malacañang & the evil Marcos Family would stage a comeback. This spawn I am talking about is Grace Poe, who allegedly was fathered by Marcos with the actress Rosemarie Sonora. How this evil man continues to haunt the Filipinos even decades after his death is so weird. But the Filipinos by their passiveness & cynicism should share the blame.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

"You are a rude, disrespectful people who get pleasure out of watching others suffer", [someone] said. My Reply. The rudeness & disrespect of Filipinos are reserved for ignorant, uneducated VAGRANTS like you. You cannot even be honest with yourself. You have been suffering from your hate complex of filipinos but you keep staying in the PHL. You praise Americans & the USA but they obviously do not want to have anything to do with you or your kind. Otherwise why would you be staying in the PHL? Have your daughters turned to prostitution in Angeles? Is that why you keep staying in Angeles City?


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

"Tell me few things that Filipinos invented that helped mankind", [someone] asked. My reply. Filipinos are known for their hospitality & gentleness. Even in the face of barbaric poverty they still manage to accommodate other people. Why do you think you could stay in the PHL indefinitely? If the Filipinos' character were only half as bad & despicable as yours you would have been kicked out of the country a long time ago. Not only are you an ignorant street person. You are ungrateful too!


Name: PETER ONG
City/State/Country: Ongpin
IP Address: 203.87.131.100

Comments

In the eyes of this man , [someone], a pseudo America, Filipinos are good for nothing people. He is peddling ignorance and stupidity. Agapito Flores's patent of a fluorescent bulb was bought by GE. Hence the name Fluorescent. The Japanese pedophile who had paid sex with 12,000 minors happened in Kanagawa, Japan but not in Angeles City. It is time for PNL to censure this guy as a peddler of falsehood. PNL does not subscribe to yellow journalism, does it?


Name: PETER ONG
City/State/Country: Ongpin
IP Address: 203.87.131.100

Comments

Certain words were inadvertently left out in my last post, as in .. in violation of and... among Chinese traders. [Someone] is an alias used by a 74-year old man from upstate New York.


Name: PETER ONG
City/State/Country: Ongpin
IP Address: 203.87.131.100

Comments

Your understanding [someone] of the conflict between Sunnis and Shiites is too inadequate and anemic . Sunnis rule Iraq during Saddam' s regime. Then the Shiites dominated the political arena after Saddam's downfall and when the US forces left. IS is a Shiite dominated group from Syria and Iraq. Former field generals of Saddam defected and now direct ISIS military offensive in both Syria and northern Iraq. ISIS wanted to establish an Islamic state ruled by Shiites but not Sunnis in both of Syria and Iraq. Iran is a Shiite country, in case you don't know.


Name: Marciano
City/State/Country: Los Angeles. Ca.
IP Address: 76.168.137.166

Comments

To [someone]: Here are some Pinoy notable contributions to the world: Rotor's syndrome was first described by Dr. Rotor, a medical graduate from U.P; A textbook in Pharmacology was used by Univ. of Chicago College of Medicine authored by a Dr. Aviado another U.P Graduate; Capilaria filipenenses a parasitic worm was discovered by a Dr. Estrella of Pangasinan; a textbook on International Law authored by Sen. Jovito Salonga was used by Harvard Law School as its textbook for Int. Law; the custom dispenser (the accessory in your refrigerator that allows you to choose if you want ice cubes or crushed eyes or cold water) was invented by Narding Alviar while working as an Engineer for G.E. so GE holds the patent. etc. Narding is the brother of my sister-in-law. The whole world is using his invention.


Name: Sam Juan
City/State/Country: Hilong Hilo sa Panay
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

Sabi ni Maria- "Mayroong pa ring mga tagahanga at tagapagtanggol ang Chinese. Pero, boycott natin silang mga naghahasik ng krimen sa Pilipinas. " LOL!!! Ang tunay na naghahasik ng krimen at kahirapan sa Pinas ay mga Pilipino rin-- halimbawa sina Enrile, Marcos, Estrada, Revilla at marami pang kurakot na nagtataglay ng Spanish-sounding names!! Isipin mo! Samantalang maraming Chinese Filipino na nag-iinvest sa Pinas-- maraming namang Spanish named Filipino ( e.g. Razon, Sorianos, Zobels) na naglalabas ng Capital (Capital Flight) at nag-iinvest sa ibayong lugar.


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour-flower city
IP Address: 66.66.203.16

Comments

[Someone]: Are you talking to me? Yes you are. I know who you are no matter in what name you come in because your "mahina na kokote" is again showing. hehehe. Firstly, I want to correctol you. I did not say Protestants were "prosecuted" but the word was "persecuted"; 2 different animals if I may say so. I can not even think of any religion, except Catholicism, England practiced then before Martin Luther and Henry VIII "create" his own religion. Protestants in England thought they were always getting the short end of anything that's because of the influence of religion (Catholicism) to the Monarchy that's why when they voyaged to the America's and established the Colonies, they urged separation of Church and State. Of course this is only one of their grievances why they left England.


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour-flower city
IP Address: 66.66.203.16

Comments

[Someone]: There you go again; showing your "mahinang kokote"! lol. You do not even know what Catholicism and Protestanism are! FYI, they are Christians. The Catholic is one Universal Church whereas Protestanism branches out to different denominations. Well, I'll give you credit who or what they are because you enumerated them in your posting. I will repeat it again once more for the 2nd time, Catholic church and all Protestant churches are Christians. Got that!? Protestants are, well, they "protests" Catholic practices. hehehe. Talaga ka naman, OO!



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