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Selected Comments
(Topic: Do Filipinos Want America on Their Side or Not?)


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

Comments

This is another case where the Filipinos are baring their teeth for all the wrong reasons. As long as a fair trial is conducted what difference does it make who has custody of the accused? Amor Propio? Is that more important to the Filipinos than defending its land against the intruding Chinese? And who are these noisy people demonstrating against the USA & the Treaty and burning all sorts of effigies? COMMUNISTS! They seem many because they are so noisy. And they are the ones the media show to the world.


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

Comments

The Love-Hate relationship between the PHL & the USA continues. Filipinos, for some reason hold the USA to strict standards than other countries. They are more sensitive of Americans which they would criticize for the flimsiest of reasons. Filipinos, like recalcitrant children do not want to admit their dependence on America. Yet when disaster strikes there's no one more willing to help than the USA. This whole thing was the result of a prostitution transaction gone wrong. If the accused were not an American soldier this case would not even make it to the front page. Is it worth breaking a Treaty on account of a case like this?


Name: roger cadub
City/State/Country: new, jersey
IP Address: 73.193.153.218

Comments

Mga kabayan mas kampihan pa ninyo ang bakla na nanloko sa kano, yong mga bakla na yan ay pangkat ng manloloko tulisan sa mga sailor na mga lasing na. Kaya yan talaga ang mapapala nila. Sayang ang tulong ng mga kano kong ayaw na ninyo.


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

Comments

So the PHL gets custody of the accused. Then the trial drags on like the Ampatuan case. Then all sorts of bribery accusations surface. Then all kinds of incompetent lawyering and uncertain adjudicating occur. THEN WHAT? This is the face of PHL Justice. Could you blame a foreign country if they do not want to surrender the custody of their citizen to the PHL?


Name: Paco Sa Cruz
City/State/Country: Vietnam
IP Address: 14.168.42.141

Comments

Past cases similar to the Pemberton have been used by Philippine Lawmakers as one of the reasons why the American Military bases in the country were booted out. When Philippine Authorities entered into the VFA, they are obviously aware of the potential problem like the Pemberton case but sad to say, controlling or even stopping the Chinese incursion in our territory require the weak Philippines to seek US support and this takes precedence over and above cases like the Pemberton.


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

Comments

Filipinos should ask the Communists what they are whining about. How come they never uttered a word against China? And those politicians grandstanding about PHL sovereignty and such, how come their legislature is the nest of thieves & plunderers. These people are crying & shouting for all the wrong reasons. If they do not trust the USA why enter into a Treaty with them in the first place? If the country were not crawling with all kinds of vice there would not have been situations like this. The PHL has such a dirty backyard so to speak. Can you blame other countries if they do not want to play in there?


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

Comments

What Sovereignty are the Politicians & Communists talking about? The one where China had started building an Airfield? The islands which the Chinese occupied and constructed all kinds of edifices? I never heard any of those Communists/Politicians cry sovereignty about those islands. They should think again if they think the USA is a soft target. If the USA walks out of the Treaty the Filipinos can expect most of Mindanao to be in Chinese hands soon enough.


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 98.91.24.161

Comments

Disappointed on VFA: Are our hands tied behind our backs when it comes to setting the records straight regarding who has the right of custody on crimes committed on RP soil by foreign (US) forces? It seems that whoever signed that agreement was blindfolded by a huge dollar bill. Or did not understand English and have not paid attention to the fine prints at the bottom of the page. Poor Filipinos have not learned their lessons or don't want to after so many decades of being tricked by an old ally.


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

Comments

Editorial sez- " Filipino culture of mistrust, coupled with the desire to show Americans "who's boss" -- Could be likewise? After all, Filipinos (just like American First Nations) do have the experience of being bamboozled by foreigners who came with "benevolent" intentions!


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

Comments

Ed hypothesize- '"if you don't trust us, then why should we put our troops in harms way to defend you against China?"" So where are the troops? China is already building artificial islands with airstrips (within striking distance of the RP mainland) in so-called Philippine territory (which [someone] questioned if they are really ours) and USA is on the record still talking about commercial/industrial cooperation with China!


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.70.105

Comments

Do Filipinos want America on their side. Sure they do as long as it free or they don't have to do anything. You talk about the Chinese not respecting you. No one does. Take a honest look at your yourselves. Your described as a third world nation only because people think it's the lowest of the low. But believe me the PI is much lower because you people have the ability to lift yourselves up but your not able to change. The majority are thieves so you'll remain a Third World Toilet.


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

Comments

All the PHL Govt. has to do is show the Americans the Condominiums of the Chinese drug lords in Muntinglupa complete with a sex doll and all expensive amenities and tell them that's where Pemberton will be detained. Problem solved!


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

Comments

In the news: "Pemberton Asked Court To Suspend Murder Trial". This motion might be authored by Pinoy lawyers. Pemberton is facing MURDER charges but they are asking the Court to charge Pemberton only with HOMICIDE instead of MURDER. Any Kano lawyer (I hope Pinoy lawyer, too) worth his cent knew any killing in U.S. Jurisprudence, as I understand it, is HOMICIDE (that is, Murder [planned] or 2nd degree/manslaughter [unplanned or accidental]). So it should be either 1st degree (MURDER) or 2nd degree (MANSLAUGHTER). But HOMICIDE? Did I miss something here? Any lawyer in the house!?


Selected Comments
(Topic: Today's American Police Force Leaves So Much to be Desired)


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.137.76

Comments

The race relation in United States simmers with an undercurrent of prejudice and pent-up emotion that periodically erupts into violent conflicts and inevitable confrontation. The election of Obama and exceptional emergence of celebrities in the black community is not a sign of complete understanding of the problem as the majority of the black Americans remained economically and educationally challenged. Metaphorically, it's like oil and water - incompatible to mix but with a whole set of attitude, one needs both elements to prepare a specially delicious stew.


Name: DEADMAUS
City/State/Country: BOCA RATON
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

There are countless number of police brutality cases in the United States and blacks always end up as victim more than whites. Probably in 9 out of 10, the whites are the perpetrators. It is most likely blacks provoke white cops to react. Blacks always want to assert their rights. The tone in any conversation that eventually leads to a confrontation between blacks and whites is not always civil and polite. Even in the police force the racial mix is very disturbing. More whites than blacks and other minorities combined.


Name: Filyou Cia
City/State/Country: City Boy
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

While growing up, cops are the nicest people you will ever meet. They are friendly, polite, and do not look menacing. Nowadays cops are rude, in most cases, especially if you have done something wrong. They never talk to you in a nice but menacing way. There is too much display of authority and less human sensitivity. I thought the use of force is necessary only when one's life is in imminent danger. The Ferguson case did not prove that the cop who shot Brown had his life in jeopardy. Brown was unarmed.


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

Comments

A Police Officer from So. Bend, Indiana started selling T-Shirts with the message "Breathe Easy. Don't break the law". Allegedly this was in response to the "I can't breathe", shirt that showed up in demonstrations. Immediately 3 Common council members labeled it divisive & asked the officer to stop selling it. Why is that? A mob of people stop traffic and disrupt businesses for hours with their noise & demand wearing a provocative shirt, & on the other hand a "Don't break the law" t-shirt is divisive? Who is being discriminated now?


Name: mosheemo
City/State/Country: long island city
IP Address: 100.2.148.216

Comments

Almost all comments here are racial related no matter. But they don't accept the fact that, both cases where decided by juries. American courts uses juries. Why don't you just blame the prosecution for both failed conviction? Maybe it is time for Philnews to ask these netizens what are their comments about jury system in the US.


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

Comments

Police Officers are part & parcel of a civilized society. They are the pillar that maintains peace & order. As society changes so does the habits & mores of its inhabitants. Before we can say that our police officers leave a lot to be desired let's look at what we are doing first to preserve the civility & safety in our society. These days criminals from all over the world could be found in the USA wheeling & dealing & practicing their trade. They are armed to the teeth & will not hesitate to kill & maim if necessary. They respect nothing, least of all the law. To subdue these criminals we need police officers who will not hesitate to use superior force & do what must be done, or else their remains will litter the streets.


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 98.91.24.161

Comments

Responsibilities toward building a functional and stable society should not rest on the shoulder of a single person or group. Under normal conditions everyone enjoy the benefits of a peace and harmony so far as only the law can permit and provide. When the law is breach for whatever underlying reasons, citizens instead of fracturing and dividing into contending factions must bond together and steer themselves into action toward common grounds and viable solutions.


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

Comments

It seems like ordinary cops in the streets of the United States are suffering from "restless fingers syndrome". It means in plain language ordinary are just trigger happy to fire their service weapons. Facing an an unarmed citizen showing aggressive behavior, these cops would rather use excessive force than communicate or negotiate. Instead of applying martial arts which are taught in police academy, Glock becomes the remedy. Where is that element of CPR? (Courtesy Professionalism and Respect).


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 72.198.187.238

Comments

Someone says, "Your talking about the police in the US when your don't even have police in the PI. Just crooks dressed like police." This TRUE. They're sometimes called HOODLUMS in khaki uniform. These COPS (also called buaya in bisayan language) are very good in executing their modus operandi, pretending to effect arrest to unsuspecting civilians in the name of 'to serve and to protect' motto. These crooks would make a small infraction BIG if they sense the victim is a RICH individual; would even plant evidences if they see you as naive and ignorant. So citizens & tourists alike, always be careful to roam around Manila & other big cities. Beware of HULIDAP!


Name: Red Dragon
City/State/Country: Torrance
IP Address: 216.103.147.100

Comments

Totally disagree with your concept. In today's world..... it is more violent... any lethal weaponry could easily be accessed by anyone. Drugs used are rampant!!!! Gone are the days when people are more respectful of their neighbors specially when they see a man wearing a "uniform"..... any uniform. Anywhere you go is no longer safe!!!!!! Read both left and right before accusing!!!! Give credit to all policeman. They need a pat in the back!!!!!


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

Comments

If you are observant, you must have noticed that cops seem to ignore speeding specially during "rush hours". No, it has nothing to do with "pulling over", say, a Pinoy and be accused of race profiling nor "there is safety in numbers" that's why cops are confused who to stop. The reason behind it is an administrative directive from law enforcement hierarchy "to allow speeding up to 9 mph" from the posted limit (in certain areas). Of course, one still can be pulled over even if it is 1 mph over or less the posted limit for obvious reason: reckless driving. That's why. In city/urban streets that directive "do not apply" (in 25 or 35 mph zone). If you've been stopped and ticketed, you must have noticed that you are always charged exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph or more.


Name: Chris
City/State/Country: Atlanta, Georgia
IP Address: 190.26.217.98

Comments

Please write something about the people then and now. The difference between the criminals then and today.


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

Comments

To [someone]: I put a comma between Ferguson & NY. And by now it should be public knowledge that Ferguson is NOT in NY. So what are you making a big deal out of it. for? You are only exposing your inadequacies & insufficiencies. For your peace of mined I would advise you to avoid reading my comments, because they need some level of EDUCATION & INTELLIGENCE to be understood.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.70.226

Comments

Police departments in the US have a ride along program. You should take a ride along and see for yourselves. Someone said the US was a police state. Another crazy statement. The vast majority of people never have personal contact with a policeman in their lifetime. Obey the laws and other than saying hello to one on the street it's the only interaction you will have with one.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.70.226

Comments

Someone said police are different today. Damn right. You can call a cop a MotherFuc*er and get away with it. Try that with a 60s Phillie Cop. You would have went to the hospital before going to jail. You have no idea what it is to be a policeman. You have no idea what he does during his shift. In an emergency you do know something, how to dial 911. In minutes an officer will be at your door and willing to put himself between you and the bad guy.


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

It seems that some critics in this forum are trying to de-emphasize punishment & blame policemen on crime. Ignorant critics think that criminals are not responsible for theft, illegal drugs, riots, arson, etc. because of their unhappy upbringing or childhood, poverty, lack of education, 'brutal disparity between races,' & slavery. The malicious ignorance of some critics in this forum who blame society & policemen on crime will remind you of a scholar's question: "Are we at the point where a scofflaw attitude has become accepted by the public?"


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

[Someone] wrote: "Like oil & water, the human elements never mixed...[see someone's comment]. Baloney! This is a naked filtering of historical facts. It is common knowledge that African-Americans today are well-educated, well-nourished, well-clothed, football players, basketball players, artists, politicians, intellectuals, etc. compared to Blacks in 1870s. American policemen are far more civilized, educated & respected than Russian policemen, Communist Chinese policemen, North Communist policemen, Philippine policemen, etc. Again, malicious ignorance is the seed of bigotry.


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

Comments

Why the present crops of law enforcement (policemen/women) members are reacting unpredictably in a given situation is not because of insufficient training but incidents victimizing police officers are well-publicized; that made them nervous and scared if confronted with a similar situation which lead them to strike first or treat law-abiding citizens as a probable dangerous antagonists. If you are observant, you will noticed when they approached a routine stop their hand is on their gun. With adrenalin rushing already, they can't keep their cool, thinking that they are only doing their job and should not deserved to die so they strike first. What other reason can you give? Watch those violent action of police caught on camera in You Tube, and you will understand what I mean.


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

You have to forsake the sound basis of reason & the critical exchange of opposing views to agree with Mr. Villanueva's gross distortion of the editorial's thesis: "everything lies in a racial divide...[see Mr. Villanueva's simplistic comment]. You have to re-visit "the biggest proven hoaxes in history in order to get a cold shower of truth: allegations of white men gang-raping a black woman [the Tawana Brawley hoax of 1987, the false rape charges against three Duke University students in 2006 & Arson at Black churches." Again, malicious ignorance is the seed of bigotry & "credentialed ignorance is still ignorance." Plain & simple.


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

Comments

You are misreading the article again, [someone]. The topic is about excessive use of force by the police (lethal force) against an unarmed man. Brown's case is another statistics of blacks becoming victims of police homicide. Poverty is not the issue in this article. GOT A READING COMPREHENSION ISSUE, PAL?


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

Comments

And of courses, Kano law enforcement particularly the police's attitude toward the citizenry seemed needs more to be desired is caused in part by the people themselves; they vexed the cops! Ikaw mangyan! Check this out: Just like Pinoy paraks, if you argue with them, point out that they are wrong, "may batok ka na at mas marunong ka pa sa akin" ang tama mo", Kano paraks who are just in for the money (as I said $45,0000+ per year for rookies, NYPD) hindi lang batok ang tama mo but also "are you telling me I won't have my dinner tonight?" Either way, luging-lugi ang citizenry. lol.


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

Comments

In my preceding entry, I said "some Kano paraks are just in for the money" is not just a product of my imagination; it is a fact. Check this out: When I took Criminal Justice (dropped out), I spoke to my classmates (20-21 years old) what they are in for. They want to be paraks; adding "money is good". I told them bluntly, if you are in for the money, NY city is the place; adding, too "your lives is in no constant danger than in Disneyland". It's been 13 years since I spoke with those youngsters. Assuming they succeeded in their studies, they must be "veteran" paraks by now.


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

Comments

Police have body armors to prevent them from being shot at mortally but unarmed men whose life has been snapped prematurely don't. Very rarely would your find white cops shooting unarmed white guys. The same could be said of a black cop mortally wounding another black person. I thought it has always been confrontational between white cops and black guys more than blacks on whites. Even their tone varies. There is a disproportionate number of black victims from police homicide relative to whites or Latinos.


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

Comments

Conveying to us [someone's] "encounter" with cops is fictional. It never happened. Who is stupid enough to believe those cockamamie / tall tale stories ? You can't look at a cop eyeball-to eyeball as that is seen as asking for trouble. That is challenging his authority and threatening. Neither could you ignore a cop's order if asked to pull over. You can't argue with him for you could be charged with resisting arrest. For heaven's sake, don't insult our intelligence! BTW, Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age; stupidity easily replaces it.


Other Comments


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

Comments

NAG-PA-PA-AWA. Binay's response to the latest Plunder Charge against him & his son was calculated to elicit sympathy. He said the people charging him have "no respect for Christmas". Question for Binay: Did he or any member of his thieving family respect & observe the Christmas spirit while they were stealing & plundering BILLIONS from the government? How about him answering questions in the Senate first, before we talk about Christmas?


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

Someone quoted from Shaw & Twain to prolong his ignorance [see someone]: "To succeed in life you need two things---confidence & ignorance..." Well, someone is stubbornly egoistic to admit that unless you are willing to admit your naked ignorance & abysmal stupidity, you will never be able to acquire knowledge. It may be true that it is harder to conceal your stupidity & ignorance in this forum than to acquire knowledge. Again, "your brain becomes a mind when it's fortified with knowledge." How did you able get a higher education if you value ignorance, stupidity, fanaticism & intellectual barbarism? "He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow [Ecclessiastes 1:18]


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.113.90.18

Comments

Grabe pangyayari sa Bibilibid Prison. Kaya pala ok lang sila hulihin meron pala silang ayos na tirahan. At tiyak nakakalabas pa dahil sa nakitang collection ng Sunglasses. Nagdidisco sa loob. Hindi nawawala ang droga kaya pala ganoon kasabwat ang mga tagabantay at tagahuli. Kunyarian lang lahat, mga drama. Mas mabuti siguro ang lahat ng camera sa pinagkukulungan ng mga mabibigat na drug lords ay konektado sa Dept. of Justice at NBI para makita rin ang kanilang mga gawain sa loob ng prison. Marami pa sigurong dapat inspeksyonin sa Bilibid baka meron pang ibang hide-out ng mga demonyo.


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

[Someone] quoted from Twain & Shaw: "To succeed in life you need two things---ignorance & confidence..." I think this is the reason why the Philippines is still an exporter of million of maids around the world, not scientist & intellectuals: "to succeed in life you need ignorance". This is a dangerous violation of reality. How can you modernize Philippine roads, bridges, building, transportation, etc. based on IGNORANCE [ or without knowledge of physics, engineering, architecture, etc.]? I think majority of Filipino public servants can perpetuate power because the Filipino voters are ignorant of the nature of political corruption. Plain & simple.


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

[Someone], is willing to embrace malicious ignorance to defend the inferiority of his Third World [developing] education. According to him, in order "to succeed in life, you need to embrace dangerous ignorance & confidence." My answer is that you can choose to remain ignorant, stupid & fanatic, but you can't impose your intellectual depravity on civilized world. Why? A scholar once said: "Data [based on scientific knowledge] is indestructible & lasts forever, matter decays, deteriorates & dies. Data [idea or knowledge] demands accuracy [not ignorance or confidence]; matter can tolerate imperfection." An illustration: Marcos, Arroyo, Aquino, Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. failed to wipe out an idea by burning books & killing people who believe in knowledge.


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 72.198.187.238

Comments

I would agree with someone (as i see it) that the Bataan Nuclear Plant be re-evaluated and retested and re-run again and again with the intention of making it operational with the purpose of producing electricity. SAFETY FIRST before anything. I believe the Phil Gov't can get contractors com-posed of nuclear engineers and scientists from US or France or Germany to help us in turning this white elephant into a work horse.


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 72.198.187.238

Comments

The fact that the New Bilibid Prison under Bureau of Correction has become one of the most dirties, ugliest, and corrupt institutions where drugs, guns, pornography, sex trade, special treatments are tacitly approved by authorities is indicative of a rotten & broken institution in general headed by Roxas and those under him, and all the way to BS Aquino.


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

One of the critics in this forum has taken Twain's & Shaw's quotation literally [see Ding Dong]: "To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance & confidence..." It reminds me of Plato's recommendation that literary writers & poets should be excluded from an ideal republic. Why? They are irrational, mad & irresponsible people. Do you need philosopher kings at one end of the curve to balance idiots [if not ignorant critics] at the other? You don't need a rare bird in this forum to expose the ignorance of other critics, who believe that "Ateneo University produces more good scholars, politicians & democratic voters [see 1UP, Mercedita, Ding Dong & others]."


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

Comments

After the senate went really hard on Binay, now the heat goes on. Companies (presumably political donors or fronts/ dummies) that have connections or affiliations with the Binays are feeling the heat from the BIR. They are being assessed from under reported income resulting in tax deficiencies. First it was Tiu and Now Cups and Mugs. When the BIR goes after them, it is no different from being tortured. They will cry and sing at the same time. Binay could only lie up to a certain point. They will implicate Binay at the end. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Salamat po Ms. Kim Henares.


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

Comments

Someone made this comment: "... "you can separate religion from life, God & country." How did you get a higher education & still ignorant? " Buddhism is one religion that rejects the existence of a creator or deity. As an individual you could be an atheist or non-believer in God (there are 200 million of them in the world an you don't even know that). You could renounce your citizenship legally, So you coud live without religion, God, and separate from you birth country (you didn't even hear of the word of "man without a country"). What you are saying is conscientious stupidity which society should be alerted.


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

Comments

If ever you have written this comment: Immigrants who became naturalized American citizens took their oath of allegiance & invoked the phrase so help me God. I think there are many "spiritual parasites" in this forum." , that is ignorance at its face value. This country is not forcing anyone to swear under God (so help me God) if you don't believe in God. The phrase "I solemnly affirm" is your option. There are no parasites in this forum but only morons.


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

Comments

I don't understand where you stand [someone]. First you criticize the editors (including guest editors) of their lack of knowledge and very little research involved in their opinions but now you wrote: "... the editor is like a teacher & the role of critic is like a student. The editor will not claim that he knows everything about the history, complexity & evolution of immigrants in the USA." WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? A critic or a defender?


Name: MERCEDITA
City/State/Country: @HASTINGS
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

I have no problem with bloggers who take the opposite view with issues being discussed in this website because that is a sign of a healthy debate. What bothers me most is when someone starts calling another person ignorant unless that someone could disprove what the other party is saying is false or nonsense. Words are cheap. By citing facts and not opinions matters. An old man would always cite his personal experience as bible truth! An indisputable "fact".


Name: MERCEDITA
City/State/Country: @HASTINGS
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

Someone disagrees that one could live without a country, a religion, or even God. That statement is true. As Christians we were indoctrinated that way. Buddhism is a religion that rejects the idea of God. A man could refuse to accept God and we call him an atheist. A man detained in Guantanamo, whose country refuses to accept him even if the US government sets him free, is a man without a country. We live in a democratic country and free to choose. One could live without a religion, ignore the existence God or a supreme being and even turn his back and renounce his citizenship. Your rebuttal Mr. [someone]!


Name: MERCEDITA
City/State/Country: @HASTINGS
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

The case against Binay is a 3-act play. Act I: Senate goes after him. Act II; BIR goes after Binay's donors and dummies . Act III: Ombudsman gives the final coup de grace.


Name: MERCEDITA
City/State/Country: @HASTINGS
IP Address: 204.174.224.196

Comments

Americans know who their friends are. Our government had supported Saddam, the Shah of Iran, and even Marcos. At the end, USA just put them under the bus. Friendship is a matter of convenience. We were enemies with Japan and Germany but now we treat them as allies.


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

Comments

While the Filipino people grapple with the problem of what to do with China's intrusions their Vice-President Jejomar Binay has been colluding & conspiring with Chinese people in ransacking the coffers of Makati. A certain Kimtun Chong, the supplier of the overpriced cakes is now being sued for tax evasion. MABUTI naman! Remember Binay's ties with the Chinese Tiu? By conspiring with such people Binay should be tried for Treason. Not only is he a thief he is also a Traitor! And this guy wants to be President. Nakupu!


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 76.67.134.53

Comments

Why don't you visit GMA in her hospital residence & ask if the pardon given to ex-Pres. Joseph Ejercito is absolute or not? Why would Erap lie to the country that his pardon was absolute restoring all his rights & freedom as a Filipino. To my knowledge, he was not amenable to the pardon unless it was absolute. Go & visit the Philippines for 2 weeks & see Erap at City Hall of Manila. He'll welcome you whole-heartedly & research is no longer necessary. Mr. Coloma denied that the Estradas are being singled-out & being persecuted but it's obvious, it's going to happen. FOOTNOTE: I am not an idol worshipper.


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

Comments

[Someone] said, "It would give you more respect & emotional stability" My comment: It's funny you should mention emotional stability. YOU are the one who is IN LOVE with Estrada. So who is emotionally unstable now? Stop trying to match wits with the bloggers around here. Mapa-pa-hiya ka lang! Why? Because you totally lack wits.


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

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To [someone] who said, "I do not worship idol". My comment: How can you deny that when you have made so many enemies in your defense of a father & son team of Thieves? You have called your fellow bloggers, "Skunks", "Stupid", for giving negative opinion of your idols. In fact you are the only blogger in this Forum SIDING & ROOTING FOR the Pork Barrel Plunderers, just because of your obsession with the Estradas. You have committed yourself to the devils. When you go to your eternal rest St. Peter will not even look at you.


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

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[Someone]: Excuse me, you said USAFFE was a movement? and one have to join for eligibility to the benefits? hehehe. Talagang jokerous ka, oo. I hope Phil Researcher don't have the same knowledge about USAFFE as you. I have been posting about these matters pre WWII & post WWII (USAFFE, Philippine Army (Philippine Department), U.S. President's power over them, etc.). It is not my own B.S. but it's historical facts. Research it yourself and be embarrassed for making yourself an asshole!


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

Comments

TYPO ERROR: My comments that contained the word "Securitization" is an atrocity. The word I wanted to use was "SCRUTINIZATION". Begging your kind indulgence.


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 76.67.134.53

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"Doon ka na lang ke Erap." Is this the kind of Tagalog you learned Home-Made Sauce? Sabi mo mas mabuti pang mag-tagalog na lang ako para ako ay maintidihan. Hindi ka nga marunong magsulat ng English dahil pati koma wala sa lugar. Yong mga pangungusap mo ay nakakalito dahil wala sa lugar yong mga salita mo (chaotic). I didn't know you are a handsome guy? Dapat mag-artista ka na lang at hahanga pa si Pemberton. Congratulation Pogi baka idamay ka pa ni Benhur Luy.


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

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[Someone]: Let me tell you something about the Hukbalahap (Hukbong Bayan Laban Sa Mga Hapon). Their services "were not recognized" that's why namundok sila as HUKS. It is true, they fought side by side with the Kanos against the Japanese, so why not? You see, it might be true but their eligibility was lost in the shuffle. Most of them were probably member of the Philippine Army but there were certain Units only that were incorporated to the USAFFE and only individual soldiers who ACTUALLY reported from that Units were in the records. So if you are in the incorporated Unit but you did not report, malas na mo lang. In a nutshell, that's what happened to most Huks.


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

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TANGO. That you misconstrued "Ferguson, NY and elsewhere" in my comments definitely proves your lack of proper education or basic intelligence. Obviously you have NO idea what a Punctuation is and the proper use of the word "And". Worse, you embarrassed yourself by calling attention to your own ignorance of the English language. Now don't put your other foot in your mouth by denying it. Be Man enough to admit that you are really a TANGO. Translation: Tanga na, Gago pa.


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

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To [someone] about Ted Cruz. This interloper does not even want to acknowledge his roots. The Democrats derisively call him "The Canadian" (where he was born). If he thinks he is so good why doesn't he run for President? I can't wait. This guy will be another witch hunter like McCarthy of the 50s.


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

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To [someone]. The guy's vocabulary in either English or Tagalog is so woefully limited that he resorts to insults and ridiculous phrases. He is so dense he does not even realize what a fool he makes of himself every time he posts such comments.


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

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To [someone] about the Erap disqualification case. The SC is supposed to start deliberating on this case on Jan.15, 2015. Estrada is between a rock & a hard place. On the composition of the Justices they were mostly appointed by Gloria Arroyo, yong sumulot sa kanya. The rest were appointed by Aquino. On the merits of the case it is easy to justify his ouster because he is a convicted Plunderer. And this is the first time his case will be deliberated by the SC. So the Manila Times news that says Erap may be disqualified was not far from reality. What is puzzling is why the Manila Times, a tabloid printed it. Unless of course they are trying to remove Erap from the path of Binay.


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

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WHAT IS GOING ON?! First Police Officers are being put on the defensive by Liberals & Civil Rights "Advocates. And now Hollywood raised a White Flag against North Korea! From now on anybody can threaten a studio or a movie house. If they ever show "The Godfather" again the Mafia may not like it and…. Also movies unflattering of Iran, Russia, China & on & on & on. Although this decision was made by a Studio it cast a bad image for the entire country. The Land of the Brave? Not after caving in to the North Koreans.


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

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This may be apples & oranges but I cannot forget what a US Senator said about the PHL when Marcos declared Martial Law. "The PHL is a country of 46 million cowards and one SOB". Fast forward to present. The movie "The Interview" was cancelled because the Studio was hacked and threats were made by North Korea. Question: Who is the coward now? I wonder what that US Senator {Mike Mansfield) will say, if he is still around?


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

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To Virgil of Chino Hills. I agree with your observations. And I am glad that there are filipinos who notice that. In addition to the 2 contra bidas that you mentioned there is another one with a different kind of psychosis. This one is a fervent worshipper of Estrada. This is the type of Filipino voter who keeps voting for useless artistas & crooks. This voter is the root cause of the country's dysfunction & misery.


Name: Al Dabog
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 72.208.196.96

Comments

I hope Mr. H&R was not referring to Sen. Ted Cruz. Cuban father, American mother, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 12/1970. Father was a geophysical consultant. Hayward alumnus, brilliant according to his one-time professor Alan Dershowitz. And yes, I did Google this.


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

Comments

I am sick and tired arguing with [someone] who likes to think he knows everything and uses his age as an advantage. A case in point is the matter of a British subject and a British Citizen as it applies to Hong Kong born people while that country was still a British colony. These Hong Kongers are called BRITISH OVERSEAS CITIZENS (British Nationality Act of 1981). These people can apply for a British passport. After HK was turnover to China in 1997 and if they had not done anything to obtain a British passport China no longer recognizes them as British. They get a special passport called HKSAR instead to travel.


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

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continue .. Di niya alam na "About 3.2 million of Hong Kong's 5.7 million residents already hold either British Dependent Territories Citizen or British National Overseas passports. But neither document carries with it the right to live or work in Britain." Walang kakilala kci na taga Hong Kong. Maliban sa nagtitinda nang kangkong sa Matina! Hi hi hi


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 174.50.134.150

Comments

According to someone, you can separate "religion from God, nation, culture & family because science is the problem not religion." Well, you don't need to be a newly minted PhD at Ateneo University, Manila, to figure out the ferocious determination of a credentialed ignorant critic to extirpate religious influence in PH republic. Different religious persuasions [or non-religious] agreed that "family & home [are the key stones of society & nation] constituted something like civic religion. Our God is a household God as well as heavenly one [Ruskin], & the home is revered & the hearth is sacred [Disraeli]." I think you are a mockery to Father Bernas & Filipino public students.


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

Comments

Donald Trump has lost his shine (if I may say) He is experiencing lately a lot of financial troubles from his Trump Entertainment to his high rise shaped like an ocean liner building (Trump Tower in Fort Lauderdale, FL). I see see him as a good mentor in: THE ART OF BANKRUPTCY (he has a history on this)


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

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Phil Researcher: If there are people born without brains (Anencepahlic) they are in government service. In the first place Erap should have been disqualified VERY EARLY ON by the commission on elections. Some bloggers in this forum may not suffer from the same congenital anomaly but from sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.


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

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Marie: If we could not build more roads with wider lanes, we might as well eliminate vehicles on the road. A good way of doing it is subject each vehicle to an mpg standards, safety standards, and emission standards for public utilities and private vehicles much higher than usual. We save on gas consumption and pollution at the end. That is a no brainer to me. We will see a shift in mass transport.


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

Comments

If Al Capone and Gotti were all alive today, they would die of envy seeing these inmates in New Blilibid Prison enjoying first- class hotel amenities.


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

Comments

Let me help you clarify the meaning of a British subject and a British citizen since I have used HK people as an example. While it is true that HK residents prior to 1997 were British subjects (of the Queen) they are not automatically British citizens (quite complicated but they are identified as Overseas British Citizens). So ask yourself the same question if people from Ireland are both British subjects and British citizens as well. British subjects from HK could not seek an abode in England or work either.


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

Comments

The accused THIEF & PLUNDERER Jinggoy Estrada must be having a real bad time in detention. He is requesting one thing after another from the Court just to get out of jail. One day it's Bail. The next day it's his Back. Now he wants to be allowed to go home for the Holidays. How Pathetic this accused Plunderer is! Hindi pala niya matatagalan ang kulungan ebat siya nagnakaw?! I wonder what he will do when his father, the convicted Plunderer Erap is disqualified by the SC next year. Praises to the Sandigan for junking his plea.


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

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Re: Detained Sen. Jose Jinggoy Estrada. He filed a motion to spend Christmas with his family. The gall of this man to believe that he is endowed with certain privileges that other detained prisoners can't have.. Of Course, it was denied. Why would you be allowed to do that! Spend Christmas with your then every detained prisoner would also apply for some kind of vacation. You will be staying in detention longer that you would like to think. Abuse of power, spending pork barrel money for personal use is punishable and detentionwhile the case is pending is the plunder law which you enacted as one of the elected senators.


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

Comments

It is refreshing to know that Erap[ is seemingly distancing himself from Binay, justifiably so as Binay was rumored to have only half-heartedly campaigned for Erap while Erap gave his full support to Binay during the last Presidential election. Besides nagnangamoy na si Binay, Bilasang isda na yan si Binay makakasira yan sa Pilipinas.


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

Comments

News: Liberal Party eyeing Roxas-Poe tandem. Now we know why Binay is insisting on running for President. With Roxas as his opponent it's gonna be a cakewalk. It would be so easy even a caveman could do it as the commercial goes.


Name: 22 GO
City/State/Country: Gotham City
IP Address: 24.228.58.135

Comments

To a low information man, understanding and digesting the expressed opinion of the writer is not complicated as [someone] sees it. There are a lot of criminals with anti-social disorders that could cause injury to others. Maternal separation or absence of a father in the family could contribute to criminal behavior. If this man believes that poverty leads to criminality how come rich kids become criminals or had brushes with the law? Is this man making opinions drawn from reason or emotions? I suspect some prejudice is obvious!


Name: 22 GO
City/State/Country: Gotham City
IP Address: 24.228.58.135

Comments

Contrary to assertion of [someone] criminal behavior is not limited to single parent families but nuclear families as well; poor and rich kids alike. Genetic, environmental and sociological factors contribute to criminal behavior. To say it is poverty and single parent alone as leading determinants of criminal behavior is being prejudiced.



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