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Selected Comments
(Topic: We Treasure Our Sierra Madre)


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

Comments

It's clear that the Chinese won't sue for peace, dialogue, or compromise at any time. Its one-track ambition of claiming the whole area of water including territories it doesn't own. They now resort to bully-tactics, outright terrorism, & provocative tactics. The Phil Navy supply ships was closed to being rammed by the Chinese patrol boats. Lucky for us that we reached shallow waters near Sierra Madre. This encounters will be repeated many times over. Our role now is to prevent a small ember into a big fire. Diplomacy, cool heads, & plenty of patience are only allies.


Name: Enteng D'Dragon
City/State/Country: Lup ng mga Mahangin
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

It is quite something to read "pride" amongst the posters here citing the rusting hulk Sierra Madre as a symbol of defiance against the "bully" china. I see the contrast with the spiffy white painted Chinese navy ships (see pics in the editorial) patrolling the area of conflict. It illustrate of how pathetically desperate (if not the indifference) of the Philippine is when it comes to preserving international prestige.


Name: Isabelle
City/State/Country: Toronto
IP Address: 74.15.69.204

Comments

Sierra Madre is the rallying "Alamo" of Philippines determination to fight for its territory? Too bad it is a rusting hulk that can't even move by itself anymore-- it really symbolizes the state of affair of the - Philippines! A derelict rusting hulk given as a pittance of aid from the great rich uncle benefactor of the little brown brothers! Remember the Alamo, Remember the Sierra Madre, Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

CHINA's political hierarchy still believes in Mao's doctrine 'political power emanates from the barrel of the gun.' Not since WW2 has the world seen 1/2 China increased its defense budget to a staggering level emphasizing the need to acquire high-tech weaponry, exerting any possible effort to attain its ambition to be AT PAR with US military strength & with its dictum 'fight war, win war' and in support of its quest to control as much land areas as possible as in seas, gaining leverage economically and militarily.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

2/2 But CHINA as the way it is can only contain and operate itself in the vicinity of Asia-Pacific region. It just could not put itself and be a competitor in the European theater for not only that geographically it is not possible but countries and states in that region are mostly economically well-developed and could not be bullied militarily as most of them are part & parcel of what is called NATO. One of China's aim of annexing those contested islands in West Phil Sea for sure is to build military bases. But the question is: Would China still be daring enough to venture close to the vicinity of Phil's 'economic exclusive zone' had USA military bases at Subic & Clark not left Pinas?


Name: Paco Sa Cruz
City/State/Country: Vietnam
IP Address: 113.170.212.129

Comments

Remove Sierra Madre and put in place in the area one of the recently procured modern naval ships. In this way, China will know that Ayungin Shoal is ours and we mean business.


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

Comments

China is building and growing their naval capabilities. But with so many warships, they do not have any naval ports to resupply these warships. This is a catastrophic problem in time of war. This is the reason why they are trying / bullying their way to get all these small islands to build permanent ports. Let us join our president "PNOY". Let us be one!!! The hell with those corrupt Filipinos who work for China and for themselves.


Name: Enteng D'Dragon
City/State/Country: Pulo ng Mahangin
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

When the RP Foreign Affair Sec. once narrated to the press with "yabang" what he told the Chinese when they complained about the Sierra Madre as an eyesore--" we have no money to move it"--- Somehow- lost the gravita of the Sierra Madre as a noble symbol (- for that is what it is- a symbol!) for Filipino defiance, pride and dignity! For certain, the "Sierra Madre" is no " USS Maine"!! Sa atin- "pwede at ayos na yan" failed the whole nation!


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 98.91.28.170

Comments

Are the Philippine Marines protecting a useless, rusty bucket or a piece of real estate?


Name: Ginoong Gago
City/State/Country: Archipelago
IP Address: 38.96.24.131

Comments

The current Chinese intransigence and misadventures on these territories maybe a retaliatory gestures against the murdered Chinese tourists in Manila a few years back. Manila govt. handled the incident poorly and unjustly that the Chinese felt victims of injustice. So, now the Chinese want restitution in a barbaric way. The only way's their way.


Name: Enteng D'Dragon
City/State/Country: Pulo ng Mahangin
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

Editorial take - "the marines who had been stationed for four months on the ship dressed in their military fatigues, with their scraggly beards, proudly raised the Philippine flag in a "relieving the watch" ceremony. The photo of this ceremony went viral and may yet be the iconic photo of the “Battle of Ayungin”. Very melodramatic! Those marines were not even given shaving kits to groom themselves before they "proudly" raised the flag? By gawd!-- they are not in a shooting war-unlike those mrines raising the flag on top of Mt. Suribachi!! Sorry to rain in your parade-- but I find this as being a pathetic photo-op!!


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

PNL says, "We treasure our Sierra Madre." My take: That rusty bucket was intentionally run aground in 1999? Words like that of PNL are good only for what it is. PNoy admin started in mid of 2010, I am won-dering what are the things the govt has done than to replenish food and water supply, personnel and maybe ammo. Not only that we have to treasure it, but we have to defend it, and reinforce it. If we can position 3 to 5 destroyers or cruisers scattered in that vicinity, and if we can have at least 3 fighter jets fly sorties over it in rotational basis, that would be better than just treasuring this rusty bucket in words.


Name: Enteng D'Dragon
City/State/Country: Pulo ng mga Mahangin
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

According to the Editorial - " located just 130 miles from Palawan. In the years since then, China has constructed a 4-story military garrison with a helipad on the outcropping shoal of Mischief Reef." AND so, what do we do in exchange? We "proudly" beached a rusting second hand derelict to back - up our territorial claim!~! BTW- what do those marines do for 4 months stationed on board the pride of the Philippine navy? Can't they be given marine paints to at least spruce up their "territory" and make it presentable for photo-ops?


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

Not only that the CHINESE are trying very hard to steal modern high-technology from USA but they are also good copycats of imitating and copying even the military uniforms of Americans. Were it not for the Chinese letters printed on the side of the Chinese Coast Guard ship that blocked the Phil vessels who were trying to replenish the Sierra Madre IT COULD HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN by unsuspecting people as U.S. Coast Guard because the design and the way it is painted with white with 3 red stripes on the side is almost identical with that of USA. Tsk tsk tsk!


Name: Enteng D'Dragon
City/State/Country: Pulo ng Mahangin
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

Ed declared -"In the meantime, a group of US Pinoys in San Francisco is asking the Philippine Navy to set up a special fund to raise the money needed to paint the dilapidated and crumbling Sierra Madre ship" ANOTHER MISDIRECTED opportunity. The Philippine navy could have painted it before beaching the rusting "hulk"! So instead of "covering -up" ( whitewash -which we are noted for) the "dilapitated and crumbling" rusting hulk-why not use the money they can raise to buy those marines a fleet of armed zodiacs so that they can pester the bigger Chinese boats -- like buzzing mosquitos! But of course-- walang kupit dapat doon sa perang na-raised ng mga SF Pinoys!


Name: Enteng D'Dragon
City/State/Country: Pulo ng mga Mahangin
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

Ed poised the question- "Or will China be unwilling to wait that long and just increase the number of its ships surrounding the Ayungin Shoal to prevent the next Philippine resupply ship from slipping through? " Why should china even increase their number of naval ships? What can the rusting derelict of a ship do anything anyway with those marines on board doing navel gazing at most? They will just let Phil spend more money supplying and maintaining a pathetic "SYMBOL" for melodramatic effect and domestic propaganda consumption! Unless of course- if those marines were supplied with fast and maneuverable armed zodiacs--who knows-- they might be able to emulate Sir Francis Drake routing the "invincible" Spanish Armada!


Selected Comments
(Topic: Happy Birthday GMA, ‘Hope You Spend the Rest of Your Life Behind Bars)


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 184.148.35.104

Comments

T2Rads: What are you talking about "international agreements"? Was there consultation, debate, or resolution done in Congress? What your illegit. ruler Gloria Arroyo did was illegal, unethical, & irrational. In North America, the Keystone pipeline from Canada that would traverse U.S. territory is a major concern for all U.S. citizens & NOT by Pres. Obama's own decision alone. Pres. Obama cannot & would not decide by himself to have the Keystone project approved because it has to be studied intensively relative to safety, etc., etc. unlike your Gloria. Was there bribery involved Mr. T2Rad? Communist China FYI has possessed Bajo de Masinloc 124 nautical miles from Zambales shoreline. Gloria shd. be charged with TREASON.


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 47.54.132.59

Comments

It is an undeniable fact that the Philippines is enmeshed in sordid acts of corruption from many levels of public and private sectors for decades. If it is compared to a house, one can imagine it as covered in quagmire from top to bottom. There is necessity therefore to clean up the place with no delay regardless where it will be started. I can't understand why some are demanding that certain political group should be investigated first. All corrupt politicians should be investigated and as long as the administration is cleaning the mess then let's applaud the act and not taint the effort with ugly side of politics..


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.66

Comments

OK time to hit you posters here with a two by four. There are hundreds of politicians, past and present either under investigation or accused of theft of the peoples monies. Know anyone who has gone to jail. Listen save your blood pressure from going up. For sure Gloria or Earp or the Marcos folks don't worry about anything. They know you people don't have the guts to do anything about it.


Other comments


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.66

Comments

[Someone] the folks here are getting tired of your ranting. You continue to request PNL stop me from posting. I think it's you that should stop posting. You sound more and more like a mad man. Like I said before to you, when people see you coming for sure the leave the table.


Name: SOMEONE
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 108.183.75.178

Comments

To Deo about Edward's comments: I don't know if you read it. But a few blogs ago I commented that it was not what Edward was saying about Filipinos that I find objectionable. In fact, I said most of his negative comments were undeniable. I Object to the MANNER he makes his statements. He does it in a mocking, sneering way. The disrespect is palpable and unacceptable. True, Filipinos are flawed as a people but that does not entitle anyone to call Filipinas "Whores", or refer to us as "You people". And he shows his disdain and scorn for Filipinos on a daily basis. I can not let that pass. When people accept the disrespect shown them they are setting themselves up for abuse. And that's what this Edward is doing.


Name: SOMEONE
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 108.183.75.178

Comments

To Edward about US Servicemen: I was not referring to US Servicemen. I was talking about YOU, in case you were one AND married a Woman in the business. I don't need you to tell me what good things the US has done for the PHL, although others might disagree with that. If you were a former Serviceman then you bring them shame. And you bring USA shame with your boorish, vulgar behavior. If we show the US State Dept. what you have been saying about Filipinos I am sure they will disown you in the blink of an eye. Here in the States people with your attitude are called Trash. And for as long as you brutalize the Filipinos with your comments I will call you Trash!


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.66

Comments

P1.16 billion in 2011 was set aside to rehab the Manila Airport. The money is missing. Nothing to the airport was done to improve it. Just one more example of Filipinos being thieves. Now some dumba*s on this site is going to tell me about several countries where he thinks the airport terminals are much worse. Again I have to say. This site deals with issues concerning the PI. You think that if someone or something is worse then you are not that bad.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.66

Comments

You learn most life lessons thru watching others, what you witnessed. You see, President Marcos son is a thief because he was a thief. Gloria is a thief because her father was a thief. You learn by watching others, In this country stealing is a way of life. You expect your leaders to be thieves because you are all crooks.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.66

Comments

A question. to all. What percent of all politicians are honest?. What percent of all police officers are honest? The same question for the military personnel. The same for all government workers. I would like [some] to answer. Give me your opinion.


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

Comments

One of the requirements to be canonized as a "saint" is to perform a verifiable miracle. Soon Jingoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile will be proclaimed "saints" for performing a verifiable miracle, the "MIRACLE OF THE PORK".


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

Comments

Re: [someone] believes that the Zero priority I wrote about that alleged Plunder case against the PNoy is wrong. I repeat it would still be Zero priority until the end of the Pnoy's term. Even if it would be heard that plunder case has no leg to stand on. "binasura na". It would never see the light of day.. Notwithstanding your rabid opposition to Pnoy, he is not a plunderer. He is not a charlatan like the 3 Senators who are just waiting for the warrants of arrest to be served on them.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.57.126.209

Comments

[Someone]: You may call our president whatever you wish but how sure are you ... in 2 or 3 years time you will not be an abnoy? HUAG TAYO MAYABANG. For me, a person who is honest to his work and honest to God will be rewarded. And those who are devils will be punished. If I were you I'll change your "topic"... HATE.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.57.126.209

Comments

Too hot in Philippines last month!. The best project of mayors and governors is the planting of trees and having trucks to water the plants and streets every time the very hot season comes. That is a better project rather than to put the money in their own pockets. At least the dirt will be wiped out on the streets and could give a fresh atmosphere.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.57.126.209

Comments

Maraming galit kay President Aquino sapagkat Tatay, nanay, kapatid, mga pinsan nlang mga kurakot, madadaya ay natanggal, hindi na umobra kasamaan nila kay PNoy. Ayaw nila dumaan sa tuwid bagkus gusto nila sa papuntang impierno na balubaluktot ang daan kaya galit.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

According to [someone] Aquino should be looked up to as a SACRED COW. While the case of PLUNDER vs. Aquino has been filed at the office of the Ombudsman this guy reasons out that Aquino is popular to the voters. MY TAKE: Sir, Mr. ERAP ESTRADA was also popular during his presidency and yet he was arraigned for PLUNDER and eventually was convicted. The Filipino voters were vindicated. Sir, the LADY JUSTICE (per se) does not have eyes to see who are those SACRED COWS.


Name: SOMEONE
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 108.183.75.178

Comments

There she blows again! DOJ Sec. Leila DeLima is on the front-page again saying that "Napoles had spilled the beans on JPE, Revilla, & Estrada. Assuming it's true why must DeLima reveal this fact in a press conference? Just what good is it for the government's case? Now the Big 3 scammers know that DeLima had crossed over how can this be advantageous to the prosecution? Why couldn't DeLima just keep her mouth shut and present Napoles at the proper time? Maybe it's just me, but I find DeLima beyond incompetent. She is talkative, irresponsible and dangerously careless for her own good. The sad thing is she is bringing the good guys down with her. Well, as they say, "If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullsh*t". This is precisely what DeLima is doing.


Name: SOMEONE
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 108.183.75.178

Comments

ADDENDUM to my comments on the Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders: Due to space limitations I neglected to say that the 2012 Oxford Handbook excerpt that I posted was derived from an article of a Columnist. I deserve no credit. The information did not originate from me. I was merely passing it on.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

[Someone] of Canada says, " It is by far the highest profiled allegation pursued by the Aquino administration and its success or failure is a measure of the President's much vaunted drive against the culture of corruption that has plagued the country for years." My reaction: Sir, madam it's very nice to talk about 'vaunted drive vs. culture of corruption' but may I ask you? Are you aware that Budget Sec Abad, Agriculture Sec Alcala, Senate pres Drilon, & Pres AQUINO himself have PLUNDER cases against them already filed at the office of the Ombudsman? What happens is that these plunder cases are 'gathering dusts in the midst of 'much vaunted drive vs. culture of corruption.' I hope sir/madam hindi kayo nagbulagbulagan katulad ng isang devotee dito sa forum!


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: biggestwhistleofthem
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Na sidetrack ang mga iba na gustong mag state witness after Napoles decided to talk - ikulong lahat bawasan lang nang ilan buwan jail time ang buhayang princessang Napoles. It's getting clearer junggoy not only will you go down with your mentor as you have said but surely won't missed each other in jail until the poor old johnny passed away. Fatboy thief justice might visit you all one day and will say ...you're all forgiven! Hehehe...


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour-flower city
IP Address: 66.67.22.202

Comments

In the news: "Gigi Reyes Pins Blame On Aide". OK, since nobody seems to be involved in the pork barrel scam therefore I confess; its me, deo who manipulated the whole shebang. hehehe. I'm telling you, the way it's going it will end up with Aquino as the culprit. The three already declare their signatures on the documents are forgeries.


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: kaawa-awang isda
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Sexy full of admiration to Ms galunggong - kind, respectable, won't snitch, etc etc. Doj doesn't need her, they got Napoles. Any good things to say to Ruby T she brought you merienda? I'd say patay kang bata ka -one big fish had no way to get out of a serious/bad situation. Like a croaker fish getting caught making lots of noise seems asking for mercy.


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: Rat them all
IP Address: 173.2.35.44

Comments

Napoles not qualified? Not the least guilty to be St-wit, di puede... just give her a kulungan with more amenities like icebox cooler, two electric fans, etc in exchange for her statements. Its safer to put her somewhere to an isolated place that no one knows with monitoring bracelet and to keep her alive, you may well give her a gun... snitch or not for sure they want her dead.


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

Comments

Re: Headline:"Jinggoy worried that Napoles will be pressured to implicate him"..Senator Jinggoy why do you have to worry? You denied everything.. Everthing is a fabrication.. Napoles is lying Tuason is lying.. There is no truth to her testimony in the blue Ribbon committee.. All those bags of money are not true.. So the Blue Ribbon committee conspired with Napoles, Benhur Luy, and Mrs. Tuason to fabricate evidence against Jinggoy because he is a viable contender for the Presidency.You have to wake up this is not a movie script Senator Jinggoy. Remember 2 former Presidents were detained,and you are exempt from Philippine laws?



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