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Selected Comments
(Topic: Napoles Prays 2,000 Rosaries a Day, So Does She Get a Free Pass to Heaven?)


Name: JRH
City/State/Country: Montreal, Quebec
IP Address: 70.83.179.172

Comments

'Thou shall no steal' is one of God's commandments, our saintly believer, Janet Lim Napoles, totally forgot & ignored. 2000 rosaries a day? Now, it's God she's trying to con. So what if she spent scholarship money for 200 priests or helped build churches? All the money came from her stolen loot anyway. This is hypocrisy of the highest order. It's typical among other crooks to do bad things & then confess their sins in the hope of being forgiven by Divine providence. It's the highest form of BS if you'll ask me. Majority of Filipinos are inclined to believe that she will roast in hell.


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

Comments

It's about time PNL raise this subject for discussion. The Filipinos had been so brainwashed, threatened, terrorized and confused by the PHL style of Catholicism for centuries. The belief system implanted by the Friars had predictably turned into superstitions that immobilized the minds of Filipinos. God's name was used as an instrument for intimidation. It's always punishment and hell to control the faithful. Love, Faith, Charity, Justice, became merely secondary reasons to believe in the Catholic Religion. That is not right.


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.105.38

Comments

It's ironical that even the devil can interpret the scripture to serve his point of view. Presently, the country is gripped with uncertainty as to how far and how fast can the country resolved its problem with the culture of corruption. I re-emphasized the term as a culture and not an aberrant behavior or a mere episodic incident for it has gone through decades with corrupt politicians dipping in the public coffers assuming it as their own and the public fully aware in passive acquiescence of the deed. Meanwhile, the gap between the rich and poor has become a chasm with the wretched poor unable to obtain the basic three-square meals per day and startling diaspora with young blood rushing for better opportunities abroad. Quo vadis Philippines?


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

Comments

The Filipinos need correct education about religion. This should start in the Elementary grades. And the teaching should be non-denominational. Beliefs should be based on logic, not on sin and punishment. But let's face it. The Catholic Church, just like the INC, just like that con man Velarde, is a political force in the PHL. And what they have in the PHL are cowardly politicians who would rather kiss the ass of the shaman rather than stand for what is good for the people. And so here is another instance of a festering cancer devouring the country and there is nobody to even try to cure it. Everyone accepts this arrangement and it becomes part of the Filipinos' culture.


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

Comments

News Report: CBCP demands Aquino make up his mind about Charter Change and quit hedging. My comment: Why? Anong pakialam nila doon? This is a guy who put their clients Napoles and Arroyo in jail and worked for the enactment of the RH Bill. Theirs is an organization that promotes overpopulation, hunger, misery, while at the same time parading around in comfort and living like Masters in big kumbentos. They should explain what it is exactly that they do for the Filipinos to entitle them to kibitz in the affairs of government. Why are they condoning and associating with known criminals like Gloria Arroyo who brought the country nothing but misery and sold it down the river to the Chinese?


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

Comments

CAVEAT: I just want to make it clear that my unflattering comments about the Catholic Church only pertains to the Catholic Church in the PHL and its Bishops and caretakers and NOT to the Catholic Church as an institution or Catholic Church anywhere else. I respect people's religious beliefs whatever they are but I also reserve my right to speak against something I perceive is wrong. The Bishops in the PHL are playing into the hands of Atheists. These Bishops make God look bad.


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

Comments

When you look at how Filipinos go about trying to acquire material possessions you would think that their real God is money. And that God in heaven is merely their go-between. This is evident in the case of Napoles. She prays obsessively as if God would be convinced by the sheer number of her prayers to acquit her of her evil deeds. Those people praying by walking on their arthritic knees to the altar, is that what God said? Ask them what they are praying for and usually the answer is about money. Did they think that by prostrating themselves like that their petitions will be fast tracked? This is another effect of their superstition. I make all these observations with due respect to people's religious beliefs.


Name: Ronito Ines Amigable
City/State/Country: Sinait
IP Address: 124.107.59.9

Comments

I beg to disagree with your analysis re Ms. Janet Lim Napoles' ability to pray 2,000 Hail Marys everyday. Actually, as long as each Hail Mary is recited speedily, promptly, swiftly and immediately after each blob, one person (especially if it's done mentally like what Ms. Napoles does, I assume) or even a group of congregants will surely be able to pray 2,000 Hail Marys anywhere between 8 (28,600 seconds) and 10 (36,000seconds) hours with even a 3 o'clock Divine Mercy Prayer and some short readings in-between. I know this as a fact as we usually do this as a 2,000 Hail Mary group every first Saturday of the month. More power, sir. I love reading your articles. God bless.


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 76.67.133.135

Comments

Janet Napoles should rot in jail till she expires.


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

Comments

When the observation is made that the Filipinos has a "Damaged Culture" it can be pointed out that the main cause of damage is their belief system in religion. If anything it's contradictory. Look at the politicians. They would steal tons of money meant for the poor then they would turn around and make generous contributions to the Bishops. The crooks like Gloria Arroyo and Napoles even have chapels in their residence and in-house Priests to do the catholic rituals. How is this different from Voodoo and Sentaria practitioners? It's like hoodwinking God. Steal with the right hand and pray the Rosary with the left hand and God will be pleased. Damaged Culture. How true!


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.57.114.10

Comments

Who are we to judge? of course God is merciful. He's always there for us. We know that a Thief and Magdalene were forgiven. But it depends... if you hold or pray the rosary with pretentiousness, that is another story. God is not entertaining drama of sinners. Napoles as great sinner cannot scape punishment from authorities but from God she may because of sincererity to repent.. if? Probably that's how God works. Punish sinners on earth by God given authorities and He'll do the rest. He'll guard Heaven.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.57.114.10

Comments

Catholic Church obeys God's commandment... "To love thy neighbor". The concern is people, to give Service physically and spiritually. That's why the CC persistently do actions and give comments if unfavorable because of their genuine concern for the lives of the people.... not to satan or to evil spirits. I agree that some from the church commits mistakes but not all of them did. We're human beings not perfect, only God is perfect. Don't be against God's established church. Be followers.


Name: dusty
City/State/Country: dasmarinas
IP Address: 49.145.187.189

Comments

I grew up being taught about religion ( protestant ) & we weren't allowed in school to question religion. Now being older & wiser I ask why. If something cant be questioned its wrong as its open to abuse & definately abuse will be there. The world would be better without religion.


Name: Mang Cesar
City/State/Country: Philippines
IP Address: 180.191.246.189

Comments

If she's really sincere and repentant in her prayers who are we to judge her. "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."


Name: dusty
City/State/Country: dasmarinas
IP Address: 49.145.187.189

Comments

I speak very often to my friends in my subdivision & i tell them why the Philippines is so corrupt. 1 of the reasons is as you said their belief that pray for forgiveness & you will be forgiven, & I said that's a green light to commit any crime without punishment. In fact in court we should all say that look i prayed for forgiveness so god forgave me, he is higher than you so if he forgave me who are you to punish me. But still most cant see how stupid that is.


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

Comments

The practice of Religion, the observance of their rites and rituals are considered status symbol in the PHL. Which is why the more the people are seen in Church or hobnobbing with the Church dignitaries the higher the status of those people are presumed to be. The Catholic Church and its exclusive schools are considered better breeding places for young Filipinos. Filipinos stuck in the PHL by and large believe this. But once you have experienced living in another culture like the USA's you will come to believe that it is all BULLSH*T!


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Tulad ni Napoles hindi ko choice na maging Christian, lamang dahil sa aking mga magulang at ninuno, akoy naging ardent believer ng mythical/fiction teacing of christian religion. Ganyan si Napoles ngayon,nag ro'rosario,"praying" na sana dumating ang milagro, ANG PANALANGIN NYA AT MGA WISHES & HOPE NA MAKALAYA, UNLESS; kung gagamitin nya ang million-million salapi nya na iabuloy sa mga taong kaugnay o groupo na may karapatang siya'y palayain o mapawalang sala, amen. Ang tutoo mga taong subra sa layaw at kasaganaan mawawala sa katinuan kapag ipasok sa kulungan, so ang ibang nakukulong nagiging psychotic "nasisira ang ulo" iba lagi na lang nagdarasal, iba naman tawa ng tawa na walang dahilan. lol


Name: Arch. Lito L. Mallonga
City/State/Country: Pinas Ating Mahal
IP Address: 24.86.40.191

Comments

Napoles praying the rosary does not work. Revilla went to Rome for help did not work either at nakakulong na rin. Well, no one will escape those who took advantage of all the sufferings of the majority of all of us Filipinos in general. as for the extension of PNoy will not work ether. I am sure former Pres. Ramos will not go for it .All those who benefited on the PORK regardless of political affiliation has to go to jail and no excuses at all. NO MORE POLITICKS AS THE ENTIRE NATION ARE FED UP. We do not need the church to tell us, as by law Church and Government can not interfere with each other. All should pay taxes and when I said ALL that includes all Religious Denominations every year.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Building churches, helping the clergy and feeding the poor may probably help Napoles improve her credit score with GOD after life, but unfortunately the criminal justice system of the immortals do not condone stolen money to build churches, help the clergy nor feed the hungry. Many times we foreget to pray duing good times but we turn to excessive prayers when we are in distress. We just ignore the basic principle that: "It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

In all those years, Napoles escaped the consequences of tapping illegally community development money through PDAF or DAP. Perhaps it was the will of GOD that she got caught through a whistleblower to test her faith if not luck. She has to persevere. Some say that faith could move mountains. Let us watch if the mountain would budge an inch. Napoles may not have realized that she had been sending messages to heaven with thousand of rosaries but the sky was empty. One last word: "When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers." - Oscar Wilde


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

Comments

I cannot help but wonder. Is it all about MONEY? Look, a couple goes for Consultation before the Wedding; The Wedding; The Baptism, Confirmation & First Communion of the Children; The Funeral Fees; The Burial Fees and Fees for the Plot. These all cost money. Then in between, the Sundays and Holidays of Obligation (what the hell is that?) where there is the Offertory (the Lagay portion). Plus the endless "Fund Raisings". Think of the number of Faithful and extrapolate the estimated amount of money involved and what do we have? The Wealthiest, Most Successful Corporation on Earth whose main Product is a maintenance free, no overhead expense called SALIVA. It's also TAX FREE! Now let me ask: What's those Fees got to do with God?


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Many times Catholic beliefs get into a head on collision with the more pragmatic approach to moderating growth in population and the consequential rise of poverty. The economic compass points to reducing the birth rate, the Catholic cross says otherwise. We see all over the world that in countries colonized by Spain, they have a much higher levels of poverty and population growth rates. I often wonder if the Church is a partner in economic progress of a nation or an impediment to material prosperity. A fence sitter perhaps? A passive element of society that is so obsessed with spiritual richness? I NEED AN HONEST ANSWER.


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

Comments

Why is it that the most evil, most corrupt people on Earth always try to identify themselves with God and are always trying to establish the image that they are so religious, pious and holy? Gloria Arroyo is a perfect example. Then there's Imelda's Diamond Rosary, Now it's Napoles. They are all in the same league with Rasputin who invoked God's name to ravish women in Russia. Ask the Bishops and you know what they'll say? The devil has so many faces that it uses to deceive mankind. And the naive will swallow that answer hook, line and sinker.


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: 2k offerings
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Tigpa five hundred para kay Tanda, pogi, sexy - yung the rest for the souls in hell so she could be accommodated when her times comes. For Gigi she doesn't need to do those things, abala sya sa hundreds accounts sa pag isip kung saan inilipat o tinago ang kinurakot.


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA County, CA USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

Comments

Re: Freedom of Religion--Mostly is allowed in Western democracies..There is no Freedom of Religion in China because the Christians including Catholics are limited in their ability to exercise their rights openly. Even the Gideons an American organization which distributes bibles in over 100 countries are still very much watched by Chinese officials. The pope might be allowed to visit China but his visit will be monitored closely by Beijing


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

Comments

Come to think of it I never heard any of these holier-than-thou Bishops say anything condemning the Chinese intrusions in the South, have you? I never heard any of them speak for the poor fishermen affected by the Chinese land grabbing and snatching of the sea lanes. All they talk about is fire and brimstone punishment for disobeying THEIR rules. And of course the daily Collection. The take. Mao Zedong called them the ultimate parasites. But because Filipinos were under the spell of the Bishops they did not believe him.


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

Comments

Firstly, the lawyer of Napoles who says she prays 2,000 rosaries a day probably is not even a Christian much more a Catholic. Protestants (who don't pray the Rosary) and Catholics knew how long it prays the rosary skipping the Litany to the Virgin Mary. As to the Catholic insect, they are likened to the Aglipayan, they adhere to the practices of the Catholic church but their Hierarchy may be true, are appointed by the Chinese government (although "secretly" the faithful Catholics are really still looking up to the authority of Rome if they really believe that the Pope is the successor of St. Peter). BTW, during the Korean War, we had the Block Rosary, but as children, we loved doing it not to stop the war but because the host parents prepared a sumptuous merienda, lunch or dinner. hehehe.


Selected Comments
(Topic: Should President Aquino Get a Second Term as President?)


Name: Adriano
City/State/Country: New York, USA
IP Address: 172.254.74.138

Comments

Although I like Pnoy's honesty, I am not in favor of changing the constitution just to accommodate his running for the second term. We need a president who is not onion skinned like his father who answers issues straight and does not take criticisms personally. I also do not like VP Binay to be President because he acts like a trapo who will not hesitate to sell his soul to the devil just to be president. Listening to his daughters and mayor son talk, it is frightening if what will happen to our country again if he becomes our president. We need a president who is above board and only thinks if what's best for our country and people.


Name: Jun Adan
City/State/Country: New York City
IP Address: 74.64.2.99

Comments

VP Binay, who is currently on top of the survey to win, is a very dangerous person to hold the Presidency coz of his own corrupt charges and dubious personal morality and character. Binay will surely demolish what Pnoy has established like the anti-corruption policy. Binay being UNA Charter founder will pardon, if convicted, Enrile, Estrada and Revilla. He might even include in the pardon roll Napoles for a big consideration! Pnoy can not trust Binay coz Binay is an opportunist and a demagogue whose concern is pursue the interest of his Family Dynasty. Pnoy then must exert all his resources and power to have Mar Roxas get elected by all means necessary!


Name: efren rillo
City/State/Country: riverside, ca
IP Address: 99.54.45.189

Comments

We need 3 more good presidents like P Noy to eliminate the remaining vestiges of corrupts politicians by continuously jailing them and at the same time institutionalizing a graft free system of budgeting and procurement method that no criminal minded politicians and government officials can subvert. The only good options we have to succeed P Noy is either Lacson on Escudero. I'm ok for Pnoy to have another term.


Name: ccrubio
City/State/Country: usa
IP Address: 24.116.228.33

Comments

I personally admire President Aquino and can say the Philippines has improved its image to the world. However, we have the Constitution to follow and not to break. I would hope that Pres. Aquino, would accelerate all his programs in his remaining 2 years and even set up checks and balances for the honest implementation of his remaining projects. I think if the people are satisfied with the performance of Pres. Aquino, he may run again, after a break from his first term. This would prove to the world that the Philippines adheres to its Constitution. I hope Pres. Aquino, would make it his priority in passing the Anti-Dynasty Bill. I am sure with 100 million or more Filipinos, DNA intelligence, does not rest on one family clan.


Name: Manuel C. Diaz
City/State/Country: Montclair CA USA
IP Address: 76.90.62.96

Comments

After "Saint Cory" every President elected to the 4year term wanted to amend the constitution to allow them for a second term. General Tabaco attempted to amend the Constitution GMA attempted to amend the constitution now BS Idiot Pinoy wants to amend the Constitution. It will never work. So better stop this nonsense that BS idiot Pinoy should be given another term to pursue his reforms? What reforms PDAF and DAP and to castrate the power of the Supreme Court? BTW this economic amendment to the constitution spearheaded by Belmonte will legitimize the sale of the Belmonte family of Philstar news paper to Salim an Indonesian Chinese whose dummy in the Philippines is Manuel Pangilinan.


Name: Laura
City/State/Country: Chino Hills, Ca
IP Address: 76.168.137.166

Comments

Americans would always want every developing country to stick to their model of democracy. Filipinos however has a corrupt political culture that needs to be straightened out now and the American model may not may not be the best template. The critical mass that decides elections are mostly less-educated easy to be bribed people. Indispensable elements needed for radical change are: the trust of the majority of the people on their leader and his proven record of sincere good intention of changing culture of corruption in the government. Only Aquino has those attribute at these momentous times. Let us grab this opportunity for improvement. Let us extend Aquino's term .


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

Comments

Someone commented -"The problem with lengthy presidential term is the misuse of power. " Talking about "misuse of power"- Wangwang Aquino did so in going after Corona with tong and hammer by bribing the Tongressmen and paying off the judge-senatongs--- using the peoples money with "financing" vehicles called PDAF and the unconstitutional DAP. He succeeded in putting a de facto Dictatorship in blurring the demarcation between the Executive-legislative and Judiciary branches of government. AND this is Daang Matuwid?


Name: Abdullah Habib
City/State/Country: Basilan
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

There is one blogger here that is really a piece of art to me. He uses his age as a shield or an excuse as a cover up for intellectual deficiencies when it comes to historical events. In the US history, framers of the constitution did not even think of writing in the constitution a prescribed term limit for the office of the president. Those who were interested, could serve as much as they pleased. In fact George WASHINGTON refused to accept the third term. He was not even interested in becoming the president of the United States. There were two Americas during the CIVIL WAR with two different presidents, two different flags and different terms of office.


Name: Abdullah Habib
City/State/Country: Basilan
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

continue... No American president would ever invoke the "mabango" concept in seeking another term like Reagan. That is strictly a Pinoy state of mind


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA county, USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

Comments

Re [someone]-- One blogger says that the idea to extend the term of the Pnoy should not take effect immediately but that it needs 2/3 votes for approval by the voters. Well, well the procedure for amendment is in the 1987 constitution and the Congress can act as a constituent Assembly and can amend the term by mere majority vote without any approval from the voters. There is already a procedure period.


Name: Abdullah Habib
City/State/Country: Basilan
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

A lengthy presidential term is not good for the nation. Remaining too long in office leads to abuses in power and eventually disregard the welfare of the constituents. A much shorter term with re-election should inspire any president to accomplish a lot during the first term and continue the unfinished business on to the next term. If PNoy was unable to finish the cornerstone of his presidency within 6 years, he was a failure. His priorities were misplaced and his energies were not laser focused. We used to call that phenomenon "scatter brain." Remember that presidency is a written (not implied) contract with the people.


Name: Jun Adan
City/State/Country: New York City
IP Address: 74.64.2.99

Comments

I am not in favor of amending the Constitution that provides a fixed six-year term of office without reelection. Twelve( 12) consecutive years of holding the Presidential position is too long for both a good and bad President. However, I favor reelection of a former non-incumbent President for a term of six-years. This will give opportunity for the people to reelect a former President who they feel was good, honest and has the experience to provide them more of transparency in governance, governed solely for economic welfare of the people and a clean and incorruptible government. See more of my comments below:


Name: Paco Sa Cruz
City/State/Country: Vietnam
IP Address: 104.59.104.225

Comments

Keep the constitution. If PNOY finish 2ND term with corrupt presidential candidates in the background, will the constitution be changed again to give him a 3RD term? No! Look deeper at the root cause of our problems. To me, 1. congress and senate are home of thieves - scrap it and implement a system to ensure that "the best and the brightest" who love the country (before his family) qualify as lawmakers 2. amend the election requirements so that bobotantes would choose only from among credible candidates (see item 1) or qualify the voters (for example, only tax payers could vote, no more bobotante). Addressing these 2 issues immediately are more important than amending the constitution due to lack of credible presidential candidates created by our corrupt political system.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.220.107.196

Comments

Galit kay PNoy si Kwan at nagtanong, ano bang nagawa na ni PNoy? Eh, bakit kaya galit itong si Kwan e tanga pala sa mga accomplishments ni PNoy? Laging negatibo e total na wala palang naiintindihan sa palakad ng presidente? Ang alam lang pala yong hindi pa nagagawa at yong mga nagawa ay hindi masabi ..bobo pala anong gagawin natin? Halata namang wala talagang kaalaman. Ang tanging alam lang ay yong "galit ako kay PNoy, basta galit ako di ko sya type at tuwang-tuwa ako sa lahat ng kritiko/bashers laban kay Pnoy". Sadista.


Name: Jun Adan
City/State/Country: New York City
IP Address: 74.64.2.99

Comments

As of current political situation, Pnoy must not seek an Extension of his term via reelection and amendment of the Constitution just so his reforms can be continued and maintained. Pnoy must instead endear himself to the people by uplifting their economic status or eradicating poverty, giving them basic services for free, like schoolhouses , hospitals, housing, and employment. If Pnoy gets back the support of the Class C, D, E masses, he can then anoint a presidential aspirant in his stead, like Mar Roxas, whom he can trust to pursue his reforms.


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: anything is possible
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Make changes and adapt a constitution that's beneficial to most Pinoys. Have Pnoy serve another 4 yr term and if he's still doing a better job let the bosses elect him again and again for more terms. (one to sawa hanggang manigas sa galit at tubuan nang kulabâ ang mga taong gustong palitan sya) lol


Name: Adriano
City/State/Country: New York, USA
IP Address: 172.254.74.138

Comments

VP Binay, should prove his innocence by submitting himself to the senate investigation and show all the proofs that there is no corruption in his building of that P2.3B garage building in Makati. VP Binay do not just hide on your weak alibi na politika lang iyan. Now is the correct forum to show to all the people of our country and to the world that you are clean and did not benefit even a penny from it. If you will not attend the investigation showing all the proofs, all of us voters will always think that where in the world all the money went because 11 storey lang iyang garage and P2.3B na ang cost while all other buildings in the same area na 57 storeys pa and mas magandang buildings pa costs lesser than your garage.


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

Comments

In other words, what the Philippines can do is amend the PH Constitution and provides the Executive Department for the president for a 6-year term and run for re-election for another term (or even more). That is, if the people wants more of him, harangan man ng sibat, they will still vote for him. If not, sunogin! or better still do another unlimited EDSA kung magpupumilit lumoklok uli! As I said, there's no fear about Aquino III for a 2nd term. He (Aquino) will probably not even vote for himself.


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: ayoko mga boss nayan
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Mar R: Ang mga opposition wala silang masabing positive sa ginawa ng Pangulo pero ganun pa man ay boss pa rin sila. Kasama pa rin sila sa kabuuang boss na mga mamamayang Pilipino. Mga boss silang walang silbe sa bayan, boss na ang pagmumukha ay trapo, boss na bobotante. Pnoy: ano kamo boss di kita madinig .. Oo read my lips - tatakbo pa po ako! Kailangan ma pakulong ko kayong mga switik ...


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

The Philippine Constitution is the basic foundation of a nation how the country would conduct business with its own people and outside. It is no different from a house structure where people could live comfortably and protected from the outside and inside elements. If the walls are being eaten away by termites or the entire house is infested with rats and roaches, then for GOD's sake let us tear the walls down and exterminate those rats and roaches. If all is well, save that money and take a vacation to Bermuda!


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

Comments

[Some]: Congress can not legislate an Anti-Dynasty law to prevent this "phenomenon" in RP from being created without trampling the civil and political rights of a person as provided in the Constitution. It is only the people during elections who can prevent a political (particularly those composed of family members) dynasty. THEY SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR THEM. How do you feel if your parents, siblings, uncles (in short relatives) are holding political offices and with your own merits want to run for a public office too, but barred by law just because your relatives are already there? You have to be dead so that your rights are also dead. It is as simple as that.


Name: Freddie
City/State/Country: Colton,Ca
IP Address: 162.205.68.86

Comments

Good points from Dusty, Robert and Jack. What about the news that Sen. Santiago is going to run for president. That would automatically make the Supreme Court obsolete as Miriam would not allow herself to be brow-beaten by the SC That would be worse scenario than what Pnoy wants. If Roxas can't win against Binay why not extend Pnoy's term as Britons do ? Only those with rabid crab mentalities and media people who are probably not getting juice from Pnoy are against extension of term.


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA County, CA USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

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Re: Miriam Defensor Santiago-..For those who have short memories Sen Miriam ran for Pres. in 1992 and she lost to Gen. Fidel Ramos.. Many people like here but many people also dislike her because the belittles her opponents as if she is the only one who knows. Is she going to win? absolutely not. Mar Roxas & Binay those are the contenders Erap would be 79 he can hardly walk so he's out.


Name: IGNO RAMOS
City/State/Country: Astoria
IP Address: 50.75.245.90

Comments

We don't elect a president for life but a fixed term. He was hired to serve his constituents first. Having said, he must engage in projects that have to be completed before his term ends. Unfortunately PNOY wasted inordinate amount of time going after car owners with ear piercing sirens which could have ease traffic. When he could have been engaged , he became passive as with those high profile plunder cases and horrific Maguindanao massacre. He did not do his job with passion. He succumbed to the pressure of the Church and the plutocrats. He went hard on Corona but not to Gloria, Bolante, and the Euro generals.He went nonchalant on how justice was served , the unemployed and the dispossessed who see themselves with very little hope of rising up from their pitiful state.


Name: JunPunsa
City/State/Country: Pinoy City of Carson
IP Address: 99.122.107.34

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2nd term for Noynoy is the worst direction scenario that the Country will be aiming for, Going to the Drain on kurapsyon. The reason if the Constitution will be amended, Many Family Dynasties of all area in Pinas mostly kurap families running their Territories for so long will not be controlled cause they know how to Lie and Deny in front of Media newspaper and court that they bribe for so long. Kawawa si Juan De la Cruz, and more OFW will go abroad cause Poverty level will be going up High. Mag isip na man tayo mga kababayan.


Name: JunPunsa
City/State/Country: Pinoy City of Carson
IP Address: 99.122.107.34

Comments

2nd term for Noynoy is the worst direction scenario that the Country will be aiming for, Going to the Drain on kurapsyon,The reason if the Constitution will be amended, Many Family Dynasties of all area in Pinas mostly kurap families running their Territories for so long will not be controlled cause they know how to Lie and Deny in front of Media newspaper and court that they bribe for so long. Kawawa si Juan De la Cruz, and more OFW will go abroad cause Poverty level will be going up High. mag isip na man tayo mga kababayan.


Name: Albert
City/State/Country: Sta. Ana, Ca
IP Address: 99.21.211.91

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For two consecutive days I have watched Tonying of Umagang Kay Ganda commenting against term extension and conducting an informal survey on how the people would respond and to his frustration the survey consistently shows 70-30% showing in favor of term extension for Aquino. This is the silent majority against the "loud minority." If Congress entertained the usual critics (which is a minority) to allow impeachment proceedings why ignore the majority as Speaker Belmonte is sounding like his intention to ignore the Majority ?It is term extension or back to the same rotten traditional politics..


Name: DIND DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

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Can't you guys see what is happening? PNoy is playing games with you and your are all TAKING THE BAIT, hook line and sinker! First, it is too late to call for a constitutional convention. Second, it is expensive to call for a constitutional convention. If on the other hand Congress exercises the other option with three quarters of the membership agreeing on various amendment to the 1987 convention, any thing that comes out of the broiler will be seen as "lutong makaw." Moreover, since this would be more of a hush hush meeting, the language of the law in most amendments MIGHT END UP POORLY WRITTEN AND ambiguous. The likelihood that SC will render some aspects of the list of amendments unconstitutional is not remote. Here again judicial review comes into play that Congress hates.


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

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In the news: "Aquino Asked For Final Answer". To run or not to run, that's the question. But these assholes (supporters I guess) should just amend the Constitution providing for an elected president to be able to run for 2nd or even 3rd term. After all, the amendments, I reckoned, are for future presidents, too. It probably will just be a coincident that the amendment will take place when the incumbent president (Aquino) is bent on getting rid the govt. of graft and corruption and jailing whoever gets hurt. Just do it!


Name: Young Once
City/State/Country: Youngstown
IP Address: 24.228.58.135

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Why you guy be suggesting an extension of BS AQUINO' s term when you know pretty well that he has been hired as a contractual worker not as a permanent employee of government. As a contractual worker he is tasked to complete a project. The job we was asked to do was half done. He did not stay focused on his job. He wasted time on WANG WANG . He expanded the economy and he should be given credit for that. He never apologized to HK for mishandling of the hostage crisis and he cowered in fear when the Catholic Bishops went hard on the Reproductive Bill. He never considered FOI critical in the war against corruption.He is more loyal to his friends than to his " bosses" and ruthless against political foes.


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Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.220.107.196

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Three and a half working days can probably help solve the current traffic that people are experiencing. Three days only but 12 hours a day and 4 hours only the fourth day. (Monday to Thurs.) the rest ...day off. The traffic congestion cannot be avoided because of many families having 3-5 cars traveling, people who go to bars, casinos, ballrooms, parties and many more monkey businesses. Employees (gov't and private) working hours coincide with the students. The change of time is the possible remedy to avoid traffic. MMDA please be informed ... this might help.


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA County, CA USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

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Re: the overpriced Parking structure in Makati City..The VP was still Mayor when this parking structure was started. According to Vice Mayor Mercado in his testimony in senate. As vice Mayor he did not sign the contract but "nakinabang ako"..So who benefited more, of course the Mayor who signed the contract.. That is why there is a clamor among supporters of the PNoy allow him to run for the 2016 Pres election..as it is now,  it would appear that the election of Binay is inevitable. As President you decide on multitudes of contracts the people shudder at the thought with someone like Binay running the place.


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

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Senator Nancy Binay says NO to anti-dynasty bill. Her reason is that it would "deprive people of choices." She is technically correct. As long as the PHL is in a democracy people should be allowed to vote for whoever is a certified candidate, be it Pugak or Tugak. Of course we all know that she is opposing it for ulterior motives. Her family is all set to RULE the PHL for at least 30 years in a round robin, "ako naman" Binay style. And if that's what the Filipinos want then that's what the Filipinos should get. Nancy Binay just does not want their "schedule" to change.


Name: Arch. Lito L. Mallonga
City/State/Country: Pinas Ating Mahal
IP Address: 24.86.40.191

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Correction sa sinabi ni Someone na si Little Girl has serve 9 years as the only Pres. of PH after Macoy. Mali ata ito. The second term she did not won dahil napatunayan na natin na hindi siya nanalo. FPJ won it dahil Sen. Grace Poe who no one taught she was the number one being voted as Senator. Most of the biggest votes came from Mindanao specially from our Muslim Brothers. Eh bakit Zero si FPJ dito. Mismong SC hindi nila ito kayang sagutin gayon sa naganap kay Sen. Grace Poe. SC declare all your earnings every year naman. Maawa kayo sa buwis ng ating taong bayan. Pag ginawa niyo ito lahat susunod na. ha ha ha ha


Name: Abnoynoy
City/State/Country: Pasig River
IP Address: 69.176.165.184

Comments

No to a second term. No to Charter Change. No more Noynoying of PDAF, DAP and Malampaya Funds. No more patronage politics. No to ABnoy!


Name: Abdullah Habib
City/State/Country: Basilan
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

Someone said that it is proper for Grace Poe to come out in the open that she was a love child of Macoy. Why would she? Senator JV Ejercito is an illegitimate son of Erap. Osmena and Quezon, who were former presidents of the republic, were illegitimate sons of a Chinese and a Spaniard respectively. Eva Peron of Argentina was a love child. What is the rationale of making this an issue? WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Some words were left out and misspelled in my recent comment: "proposed by 12% of registered voters (area democracy in action) "of which every legislative district ..." (area democracy in action) should read as "a real democracy in action".


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Age does not make any person intellectually superior by all stretch of imagination. Many times people use their age advantage to conceal their intellectual deficiencies by avoiding a straight answer to a difficult question. Their responses are no longer in millisecond but oftentimes in hours because Goggle is not responding. Some stored knowledge might have been corrupted over time (like there is no Confederate States of America only USA; Lincoln was the only president during the Civil War in the US and no one else). They try to wiggle their way out by using humor in the hope that others will see them as not only funny but witty. I call that escape mechanism.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

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I have no qualms if Miriam Santiago runs for president. She is qualified and her name was never associated with DAP or PDAF or any other scandal that I am aware of. Of course she has a big mouth but it does not matter much if she makes sense. iF HER LOGIC HAS SUBSTANCE AND HER WORK ETHIC IS ADMIRABLE. Of course she is condescending, arrogant and too "acidic" in her language. If I were to say it in Spanish: "¿Quién necesita un hombre para no gobernar el país no espina y sin cojones" Go figure what I just posted.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

If the rumor came from someone that Grace Poe was a love child of Marcos, he must be pulling the leg of Arch Mallonga of Canada. And the poor Canadian guy just fell for it. What I do know was that Marcos had an illegitimate son named Louis Edralin Marcos or Louis P. Reyes long before Bongbong was born. I also know that Apo Lakay had a Chinese name: Choa Tai Li. So the man from Taft should not be worrying much that the Chinese are coming! They had been here long before he shouted his alarm. In fact there are a a lot of Chinese illegally working here--hundreds and hundreds. Did you watch 24 Oras lately on GMA?


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

[Someone]: We could not go after Chinese businessmen who made billions in the Philippines by "bleeding the country" without any proof that they have committed a crime other than evasion of taxes. No one could deny that Chinese are not corruptors but we have yet to see anyone being sent to jail for bribery. Have you?


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: berdugo ready to die
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

"Enrile wants new book published only after death" the way it looks he won't finish chapter 5 deadbol na. We hope it's in chapter 3 yung confession na who killed Ninoy. Malamang gustong mag request for forgiveness at kung maari ay ilibing sya sa libingan nang mga bayani. (anosya baliw?)


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: overstay sa ospital
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Arroyo files demurrer to evidence in plunder case. Humihirit na naman itong tianak. Look what you have done to the Spratlys na ibenta mo sa intsik, you cheated in the election, nagpamumod ka nang million million na brown envelopes, binigyan mo ang mga bishops nang Mitsubutsi, nag benta kayo nang secondhand helicopters. Niloko nyo ang taong bayan - mag dusa ka.


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

Comments

Young people resent the thought of learning from old people. Where else would you young people learn the idiosyncrasies of Pinas life but from old people especially those whose heads are not only sabitan ng sombrero? Where would you learn that once upon a time a pack of yosi wass only P.35 aluminum centavos? 3 bottles of San Miguel wass P1, Marka Demonyo wass P.50, White Castle whiskey (long neck) P4-5, somebody will stab your legs for a tall glass of tuba costing 5 aluminum centavo or you can have a woman for as long as you like for P10? That parak can be had for P1-5? and the worst were 4 pcs. of pan de sal cost 5 aluminum centavos? or bus fare from Quiapo to Ayala and vice versa was 15 aluminum centavos.


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

Comments

In the news: "Seamen Sent Home $5.5 Billion This Year". Where do you think those seamen's families will spend the macaroons? Meski ba sabihon mo sa ABS (not the brake category) lang, eh ginastos din sa Pinas just as tourists (domestic, foreign, balikbayans and OFWs) will do. Now that someone who thought foreign tourists (insect, sakang, markano, england and others) spend more, you have to go back to kindergarten to learn basic economics. BTW, that's only the seamen who remit those $5.5 billion ka dolyar. What about the OFWs (pimps, the mules, clam and gold diggers etc.) who remits to Pinas billiones ka dolyar, too?


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

Comments

In the news: "Enrile Wants New Book Published After His Death". The obviousity is as clear as mud, kung mayroon man siyang babaonin, they can not "touch" him anymore, kasi, deadbol na nga! Wrong! They could still dig his body and feed it to the dogs! Check this out: To those who thought I was kidding (no I was not) when I said, the descendants of Sir Thomas More (now Saint Thomas More) have recently dug the body (skeleton in fact) of Thomas Cromwell (responsible for railroading More to his death) dug and symbolically decapitated it. Do you think Pinoys who naagrabiyado by Enrile will not do it, too? Enrile should not forget the Pinoy kasabihan (sayings) "lintik lang ang walang ganti!"


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Marie: The problem with the country is that the government engages in huge and expensive projects without much planning and control. You cited the railroad system that move people in the city. The planners ignored the volume of passengers which influence the kinds of tracks to be built and railroad cars to be purchased. They even (the planners) ignored the service and maintenance aspect after the installation had been completed (kci lagayan po ang labanan). As in the case of taxpayer's money, channeled through PDAF or DAP, community projects were never evaluated after the money had been dispensed. WHAT A WASTE!


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

May I add this to what Lester Boyle wrote about septugenarians: " The older guy thinks he is the "extreme hard drive" and the new "ios" He will never mention to you that his phone is rotary, it is connected to the wall and that his phone number starts with a word like "butterfield 66-0210" He still ues carbon paper to get duplicates and remembers LSMFT. " And watches the TWILIGHT ZONE before going to bed and depends heavily on DEPENDS.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.57.114.10

Comments

Bakit di nga na lang mag bail si Gloria Arroyo at baka pwedeng lahat ng gastusin sa hospital ay sya na ang gumastos. Nagkasala man o hindi dapat sya lahat gumagastos at hindi sa taong bayan kukunin ang gastos nya sa hospital. Ganun din kay Napoles. Ninakawan na nga taong bayan, sila pa papaboran sa gastusin. Kaya ang magnanakaw ay nagnanakaw na ng malaki para kahit makulong labis labis pa nga naman kinita nila. Kaya naman walang katapusan ang nakawan ng mga opisyal dahil ganyan nangyayari. May dapat isabatas sa mga kasong ganyan.


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

Comments

In the news: "World Bank O.K. P22.4 Billion For Rural Infrastructures". Reading what the beneficiaries are, it smacked of senatongs and tongressmen''s PDAF through the NGOs of Napoles. Roads, bridges, farming implements, fisheries, livelihood etc. It's deja vu "all over again?"



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