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Selected Comments
(Topic: After the Pope's Visit: What We Filipinos Now Must Do)


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

Comments

ED sez : " If we Filipinos are truly the devout Catholics we make ourselves out to be, then we have to do as the pope says and put an end to all forms of corruption" BUT FOREMOST of all-- devout Catholics (and members of the clergy) should stop HYPOCRISY and start practicing what they preach!!


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

Comments

From what I know of Filipinos' history in pursuing a big task it will be another Ningas Cogon. They would start with a bang & end in a whimper. Case in Point: The EDSA I People Power. The world was electrified at the tenacity of the Filipinos & their civility in that almost no blood was shed. THEN? Well, we now know how that "revolution" turned out. For the words of the Pope to have lasting effect there must be a conscious attempt on the part of everyone to turn a new leaf. The Religious Clergy must lead the way. Justice & Equality must be the objective. But that is all easier said than done.


Name: Vik
City/State/Country: Tarlac City
IP Address: 27.110.148.229

Comments

Let us all pray - till we all drop dead - and I am pretty, pretty sure the same STATUS QUO is still in place, as we drop dead one by one. Folks, no amount of religious fervor could dislodge this fiery HYPOCRISY deeply embedded, totally engrained, and embraced by all sectors of Philippine society as standard operating procedures - necessary to propel all daily dealings in all fibers of private and governmental proceedings, legal and under the table functionalities as may be required - by necessities - the Filipino culture wholly embraced this dysfunctional system while professing their faith in the spirituality of the Church, and the unseen Beast of the BEAST - The Impunity of CORRUPTION, a measurement of wealth, influence, and political survival.


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 74.178.0.67

Comments

How long will you corrupt and dishonest people take God for a fool. How long will you relegate him where you want him to be; front and center when you need his blessings, behind and in a dark corner when committing your crimes. You wretched fools, your day of reckoning is fast approaching. Repent and reform yourselves now.


Name: Papa Chulo
City/State/Country: Chulo Vista
IP Address: 63.151.158.2

Comments

PNL's allegory of a rich guy (presumed to be dishonest) and a poor man (without any doubt honest) riding in a calesa needs to be adjusted to conform with the present time. Even in rural areas no one rides in a calesa. Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol anymore. European cars are like Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini. Rich men' s workhorse are SUVs and heavily tinted. Calesas are a thing of the past!


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

Comments

Pardon me PNL but why should the Bishops waste their time with the poor. Eh wala namang ma-i-co-contribute yon. E yong mga mayayaman malakas mag-contribute. Konting "Blessing" lang ang laki ng donation! Yong mga poor, para sa "making babies" lang yon. Kung hindi sila mag-o-over populate walang pakinabang yong mga Bishops sa kanila. Hindi ba sabi ng Pope "Breeding like rabbits". Ayun yong mga poor - rabbits.


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

Comments

Ed sez-- " example, take Janet Napoles, accused of robbing the poor and marginalized Filipinos of billions in government ..." What about Napoles? Based on her sweet smile she got no worry at all anymore--- thanks to the pope? OR is her case already settled from the back door that we do not know about? AND what happened to JP Enrile-- he must be smirking in his comfortable hospital bed!!


Name: Papa Chulo
City/State/Country: Chulo Vista
IP Address: 63.151.158.2

Comments

Even the Pope admits corruption and homelessness in the Vatican. Why do we have to say that we are more pathetic or worst than other countries? Why do so many go so hard on our country and our people? We could still reduce the level of corruption by strengthening our judicial system which goes all the way to the lowest paid arresting police officers to the highest paid judges and justices and ignoring rank or social status of offenders.


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

Comments

As much as we love, respect & believe the Pope it would take more than his Holiness to change the culture of corruption in the PHL. Come to think of it Filipinos should not get the Pope involved in their problems. If he has inspired the Filipinos to change their ways that is more than what anyone can expect of a good Pope. The problem of the Filipinos is themselves. Their greatest enemy that keeps defeating them is themselves. I do not know of any Pope who visited Singapore before it became Asia's Tiger.The Singaporeans did not need religious homilies to change. All that is needed is a strong, uncompromising Leader. And in the PHL, if I may add, a system of govt. other than democracy.


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

Comments

For as long as The Law is not applied equitably, for as long as the dispensation of Justice is administered selectively, no meaningful change will happen. All the Saints in Heaven can come done & visit the PHL but without basic Justice the cynicism that had been the eating the soul of the Filipinos will not go away. Good government does not need supernatural powers to be established. It only takes collective political will of the people. It is not the What. It is the How.


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

Comments

The picture of a smiling Napoles wearing a Pope T-Shirt says it all about the PHL culture. Here's a big time criminal who plundered BILLIONS of pesos, yet you find her posing for a picture wearing a shirt bearing the image of the Pontiff whose very message is exactly the opposite of what Napoles represents. Most filipinos equate their superstitious beliefs with the real meaning of Catholicism. In their devious mind they believe they could negotiate with God by giving money they stole in the first place to "Charities" and displaying religious piety. Magnify Napoles millions of times and that's the kind of faith the Filipinos render to God..


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

Comments

How do you change the stripes of an aging Tiger? Can it be done in the first place? Only the Filipino people can tell. It is in their collective power to install changes in their society. If they could gather and agree on a single objective, which is the institution of Social Justice & enforcement of Law equally then there may be a chance. The key is Unity. As I have said in my other blog if they could cooperate with each other in the same the received the Pope maybe there is hope.


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

Comments

"After the Pope's Visit: What We Filipinos Must Now Do?"- NOTHING! It's business as usual.


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

Comments

The editorial has an element of truth: "It is difficult to change a corrupt culture." Why? Filipino cultural advancement must keep pace with the advancement of moral consciousness, or power of gaining knowledge [not religious fanaticism or "tolerant paganism, which is expansive & self-developing."] Criticism of religious doctrines & political corruptions should not be treated as Machiavellian, or an insidious piece of treason. Of course, not every Filipino Catholic believer, or corrupt public servant can imitate the character & misfortunes of Job: "He was a symbol of fallen greatness & his misfortunes the problems of intellectuals." I do believe that Jose Rizal & Andres Bonifacio did not live & die to see every poor public student to be ignorant & devoid of pride & respect of his country.


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

Comments

Because corruption started in the Garden of Eden and Lucifer (once God's angel) turned his back on HIM maybe we should ask ourselves if God planned it that way. If not, who did?


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

Comments

I think the well-being of the Filipino people will depend on what they are as citizens of a democratic society. But the balance of justice remains deranged in the Philippines [see unsolved Maguindanao massacre, Hacienda Cojuangco-Aquino massacre & unrecovered ill-gotten wealth of corrupt Filipino public servants]. I think it is a cruel & mischievous deception to argue that only elitist Catholic school like Ateneo University will produce good politicians. But it is a fact that products of Catholic schools like Gloria Arroyo, Renato Corona, General Reyes, & others will continue to spend their lives in ill-gotten wealth "even their skin & flesh are wasted of their bones & the worms have done their work on the prison of their corrupted souls in their graves."


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

Comments

The visit of Pope Francis could be compare to a person who had had just sprayed himslef with a cologne. The scent permeates the air and soon dissipates. Will it be that way? And the message ends up as a silent whisper?


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

Comments

On his 78 birthday last December 2014 Pope Francis sneaked out of the Vatican only to distribute 400 sleeping bags to homeless men. There are some 4000 of them in the city itself. You see the Pope does what he preaches unlike local politicians who do not preach anything and do nothing; ofetentimes do the exact opposite what you would normally expect.


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

Comments

Establishing responsibility for helping the poor rests on the archbishop (Archbishop Tagle for his Manila diocese), Erap for the city, and the Pnoy for the entire country. Alleviating the misery of the poor should involve not only the Church but also the government and the private sector aswell. It is a community effort.


Name: Papa Chulo
City/State/Country: Chulo Vista
IP Address: 63.151.158.2

Comments

Our moral behavior or conduct is developed from home and strengthened in school. I say that because cheating is not an acceptable behavior. If one cheats and got caught, that person is done. HE IS FINISHED. Justice is rendered fast.


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

Comments

PNL wrote: "And Catholic schools should start instilling in all its students the moral foundations they will need for a corrupt-free life." The moral foundation of any individual starts at home and grows or changes in the environment where a person circulates. In the company of crooks, a good man ends up being a crook eventually. In fact honesty, which is a good virtue, is experienced in school; YOU CHEAT IN THE TEST AND YOU FAIL THE COURSE (only if you are caught). What more do we want? Since grade school we learned GOOD MANNNERS and GOOD CONDUCT. No learning institution deemphasizes the above! BTW, lest we forget, corruption started in the Garden of Eden.


Selected Comments
(Topic: Pope Francis Admonishes Pinoys to End "Scandalous Inequalities")


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 74.178.0.67

Comments

The Pope's visit has a deeper meaning than what we have seen among the throngs of devotees and admirers who came to see him or hear what he had to say. Noted for the religiosity of Filipinos, Pope Francis is the closest they can get to God. God may have heard what they have all yearned for all these years and He sent His Eminence as an answer to all that prayer so he can open shut eyes and closed ears. So what does it all mean to everyone, to the rich and poor, to the young and old? God has listened and how should you now respond to this call for renewal? Everyone is watching.


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: njusa
IP Address: 68.193.36.218

Comments

Kudos to Pnoy saying straight to that priest & bishops faces. Let the pope and the world hear about it. Maka kapal na ang mga apog nyan - kesehoda sa protocol. Stop these priests mentioning names of sponsors or bigwig donors during the mass. eg: Nandyan ho ang mga galing sa Canada mga familia galing sa America bla bla bla ...ok I got you - please pass the envelope.


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

Comments

The premise that Pope Francis is only defending the conservative tradition of the Catholic Church, or the Vatican is hostile to abortion, divorce, contraception, and so on is dubious: the Filipino Roman Catholic "Christians are under surveillance by God [see the Vatican's concern with people's thoughts, sexual orientations or suspicion of sex per se, & so forth." In fact, Italy has a high abortion rate & a low birth rate. Moreover, Ireland has legalized abortion & divorce. It seems that your elitist Catholic education has reached its extreme medieval form of Catholicism. Why? "A good Catholic university or public university must be a refuge against modernity, instrumental reasoning, & so on." What does modernity imply, stupid critics in this forum?


Name: Hit&Run
City/State/Country: ONTHEROAD
IP Address: 74.178.0.67

Comments

The Philippines ought to have a stringent law against excessive family birth rates to prevent more problems resulting from too many children born to parents who are not able to provide adequate care and support for such. The government must pass legislation to treat having more than two children a crime committed by irresponsible parents against public decency. When children are born into this world and end up in street gutters, prostitution establishments, or live near landfills, something stringent has to be enacted to prevent it.


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

Comments

Re: "Scandalous Inequalities." When you see a senator Movie actor (Jose Jinggoy) build a P200,000,000 house in Wack Wack Subdivision while thousands upon thousands of his constituents wallow in poverty that is scandalous. The good thing is he is now under detention. The bad thing is that the Justices in that 5th division are hiding something.. Why would they attempt to recuse themselves but when threatened with an Investigation by the Supreme court they cower back to work. For those who are detained due to the PDAF scam there is a Spanish term for them "Merece".


Name: Critical
City/State/Country: cebu city
IP Address: 112.207.188.81

Comments

Even if GOD HIMSELF appears to the Filipinos still nobody will admit they are corrupt. Hopeless country.


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

Comments

May nagsabi- " Syempre naman si Pope ang pinakamataas na alagad ng Dios dito sa lupa" LOL!!! Kaninong Dios? Maaring sabihin mo na Dios mo-- subalit hindi aayon yung mga muslin, protestanteng kristiano, hindu, Buddhist,shintoist, atbp!!! Tao lang itong papa na nilagay ng kapwa tao sa opisina ng papacy!! There was an election done by his fellow mortals (cardinals) and not by a god! In other words--- namulitika rin!!


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

Comments

Ed sez-"for too long, the Catholic clergy in the Philippines has made it a point to cozy-up to the rich and powerful. " OF COURSE!! They know from which side they can have their bread buttered! As [someone] would say-- "tao rin lang yan!"


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: njusa
IP Address: 68.193.36.218

Comments

It must be Judas wearing brandname dark glasses kissing the hand of the pope. Beware of the Diablo incarnate.


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

Comments

RE: "Don't breed like rabbits"..That was a phrase from Pope Francis of which one Sen. Sotto was taken aback by the use of such phrase...Well, the Pope was right in seeing more than ten thousand strret children, many of them rounded up and jailed during the Pope's visit. This is proof of the irresponsibility of Filipino parents who produce children they can't feed much less educate them. Please if you can't feed them please use contraception. Of course the pope would object to that.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 77.117.157.227

Comments

Thanks, we have another topic now.... it's against Marie. Not Jinggoy, not [someone] anymore. Sometimes we need to divert to something different in order to hear or read another lines. It's successful!. I am not a nun or a saint to have high expectations on me as a good Christian or holy. But, I'm not cruel as you think guys. In this forum everybody is allowed to say what we have in mind and if we can't take others opinion esp. hurtful, we can react as you did too. Me, if the topic is always the same monotonous attack, I get bored. I need to do my techniques... divert your attention. Good it's done!. What if you criticize our pope for the bishops around him in Luneta Mass? my advise... google.


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

Comments

At least the pictures of crowd featured by newspaper reports are looking like the crowds who are greetings showbiz personalities, only much larger. But what's disturbing, to me, is where are the maykaya? Just settled down at home with their TVs and watch the proceedings? Or they were admonished not to mingle with the crowds "at halatang maykaya dahil sa malulusog silang tingnan". Baka mabarog pa sila. It seemed only the poor are represented in the pictures. The Pope might have noticed it too. It showed in his homilies.


Name: Vik
City/State/Country: TARLAC CITY
IP Address: 27.110.148.229

Comments

The Old Man-Bishop of Rome spoke about CORRUPTION, - referring to it as "taking away/stealing what is due for the Public/Poor Masses" The balding Big Boss by the Palace along the stinking Estero de Pasig says he is "not" the one being A-L-L-U-D-E-D to... Watching reruns of biblical movies, what I love most and very poignant to me is the scene depicting Pontius Pilate washing off his hands - for releasing Barabbas to the Scribes, and sending JC to his doomed fate....Ang Kapal mo, Boss!


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

Comments

I don't know why some keep hammering on how "lavish" and "scandalous" the wedding of Marian Rivera was to Ding Dong Dantes when the real issue affecting the country is the heavy concentration of wealth among a few hands. This was the factor that fed poverty. Those who had the most money were not really interested in creating jobs and the government was not encouraging or motivating them enough. The truth of the matter is that we are exporting capital instead of spending it here. Most moneyed people, if not all, have foreign banking accounts.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.114.15.133

Comments

There are some who hate bishops and priests. But what is good, those criticized were those praying for us to God. God hears all prayer even from the sinners. Thanks, My requests were granted!!. We must be thankful that instruments of God like priests and bishops are doing to always mention our requests/petition to God...everyday mentioned. Show our gratitude! Others were focused on the mistakes of priests 'Some not All'.... but, who are we to judge? Are you holy? Tell me!. Just pray for the sinners. Don't throw bad words. Don't elaborate. Google for clear info why Bishops celebrate Mass with more bishops/priests. To add more knowledge...


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

Comments

Someone posted-- "Glyzelle Palomar, a 12-year-old taken by a Church Charity, wept a she asked how God could allow children to descend into prostitution & drug addictions. Pope Francis could not answer the question." If Pope Kiko can't give an answer--I bet [someone] can answer Glyzelle Palomar without batting an eyelash!!


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

Comments

Good questions from Hit and Run- "Is there a meaning for a religious person? Does it matter if one's belief, creed, or religion is different from another? What does it mean to have faith in (a) God? " I am sure [someone] can answer it all. Apparently when it comes to the second question-- only the Roman Catholic church religion is valid-- according to [someone].


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

Comments

Someone commented "Well, the phrase has been used as a metaphor: it is impossible to separate the religious phenomenon from other religious phenomenon. In other words, Christianity [historically & critically] has an element of continuity. Religion [or religious history] is technically a "syncretism." OK agreed but it was a terrible metaphor to use in this case. I do agree with you about religious tenets merging as in Syncretism (e.g., the holy trinity being parallel or perhaps adopted from the hindu trimurti or the Buddisht reincarnation with the Christian life after death ) begs the question "who-borrowed-what-from-whom" can be analyzed and separated by studying the time line of the religion founding--- like who came in first!


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

Comments

Someone made this comment: "I think the filthy-rich [political charlatans in an expensive barong Tagalog] corrupt Filipino leaders & Catholic bishops will find it hard to endure & adhere to the glorious ideal of Pope Francis:" Why should they? St Francis had "an empty hand, and empty wallet but a big heart." Tell me of one filthy rich guy who gave us his wealth and followed St. Francis. Why not start with you if you want to emulate St. Francis?


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 120.29.72.255

Comments

The Pope accomplished nothing here. All he did was put a silk hat on a pig. You will forever be dirt bags.


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

Comments

According to [someone], "If only Filipinos could gather like that (6 million) to demand an end to corruption & start building a good & just government! I know. I'm just dreaming." My response: Sir, are you now admitting that the present regime of your edol PNoy is as corrupt as any of his predecessors?


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

Comments

[Someone] : To your question about religion, perhaps this one would clear your mind: "religion is the belief in the existence of a supernatural ruling power, the creator and controller of the universe, who has given to man a spirtual nature which continues to exist after the death of the body. Religion appears to be a simple idea on the surface, but in reality it is a very complex system of ideas that many base their lives upon. In our daily lives we are never bothered if one believes in Allah, Jehovah, HaShem, Hai, Buddha, Tiens and other deities. We never engage anyone in any debate or discussion of their faith. We just leave them alone. And they do the same.


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

Comments

Religion and belief of spirit or God/gods ay isang producto o creation ng ating mapaglarong guni-guni, mula sa ating utak at isipan. Isang imahinasyon na mga kuwinto, katulad ng inkanto, aswang, duwinde, tikbalang, isang magandang mga kuwento na nag bibigay sigla sa isang mapaniwalain sa aral ng religion, imahinasyon ng paraiso sa gawa mong pagsamba sa God/gods at kung gagawa ka ng masama at hindi magdasal sa God/gods, tinakot ka ng aral ng religion sa imahinasyon impierno ang bagsak ng kaluluwa mo.


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

Comments

[Someone] has structured a question: "Is there a meaning for a religious person"? Baloney! Well, you don't need to arise from plantation mentality to comprehend the essence of religion for fanatics, agnostics, narcissistic & Catholic Filipino public servants, religious leaders & intellectuals: "to be a self is to have a god [or an idol, image, metaphor, symbol, & so on]; to have a god is to have a history [or meaning]." In other words, religious events [or man's religious experiences have a meaningful pattern. Moreover, "man shall never cease from exploration." Saint Augustine will expose your self-inflicted mediocrity: "Our hearts, O Lord," confesses Augustine, "are restless till they find their rest in Thee." Why? What does Saint Augustin confession imply?


Other Comments


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

Comments

Re:Sen. Jose "Jinggoy "Estrada" Petitioned the SC to dismiss the Plunder case..The Plunder case was filed by the Ombudsman in the Sandiganbyan Court. ( June of 2014) The Omudsman found probable cause that Jinggoy committed plunder in the approximate amount of P183 million..His lawyers filed the Petition to Dismiss the Plunder case in the SC on the grounds that he wasn't given due process, among other reasons. Yesterday, Jan 21, 2015 in a 9-5 Decision the SC dismissed his Petition , hence the Plunder case will continue to be heard and he will remain in detention..


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

Comments

Neal Cruz, a Columnist speculated: "Erap-Poe ticket in 2016?". My reaction: NAKUPU, LAGOT! Ang Pilipinas I mean.


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

Comments

I posted earlier this headline news: "Duterte Appeals To The NPA: Release The Jail Warden In 72 Hours". As I said when he "appeal" he speak softly but he carried a big batuta. Well, the Jail Warden is free from the NPA but he is not off the hook yet. Duterte wanted to be investigated the charges of the NPA against the warden that the warden is involved in drug dealing and other corruption in the detention center. Normally he always meant it. That's why Pinoys liked him.


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

Comments

Those of us in this Forum who live in or around the New York area must have heard by now the arrest of Sheldon Silver. This man is the epitome of power in New York Politics. He has been having his way since 1994 and was all but untouchable. But today he is under indictment for corruption. No matter what happens now this man is unmasked and his invincibility shattered. My point is here in the USA there are crooks & thieves too but once revealed they are arrested & hauled to court to face justice. This is the kind of law enforcement the PHL lacks sorely.


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

Comments

Many here speak scornfully of this country saying among other things that the weight of corruption will ruin the country. I think most of these people who have assumed the role of a prognosticator are totally ignorant of what is really happening around us and as seen by an impartial eye. "In the Southeast Asian region, Singapore again topped its neighbors, ranking 5th, while Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia were distant second and third (38 and 53, respectively). The Philippines (94) was fourth in the region in terms of corruption perception, rated better than Thailand (102), Indonesia (114), Vietnam (116), and Laos (140).." The point I am raising is that if we are so corrupt, why are foreign invesments still keep pouring in?


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

Comments

To [someone] who said, "I beg to disagree, Marcos is still the biggest racketeer." My reply: Oh absolutely. I agree. In fact Marcos must be the biggest racketeer in the whole world. When I said Napoles is the biggest racketeer in the PHL I was referring to a civilian, non-govt. official. Of course she would not compare to the politicians in power as far as stealing is concerned.


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

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[someone] said when I was called a devotee to Aquino I would go berserk. My reply: I have been called WORSE. So forget about making me react to your limited vocabulary. I have no problem describing people like you. A PER DIEM HIRELING. I post so many comments because I have many ideas about a lot of things. Unlike you who is limited to defending Marcos & making yourself obnoxious. You & that Estrada worshipper are 2 peas in a pod. You are both supporters & enablers of evil. What are you doing in this Forum anyway? I thought you said this Forum is Pro-Aquino. Can't you find any other Forum that would print your prejudiced & pathetic comments?


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

Comments

To [someone]: Please do not forget to show us how Aquino prevented the prosecution of "Villanueva & those aligned with him", as you said. Please present testimonial/documentary evidence with Aquino's signature. If you do not reply to this question then YOU YOURSELF will have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that you are nothing but a TSISMOSO, just like I said.


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

Comments

Read this [someone]: I have said in my previous comment that those people who think I am favoring Aquino, the man instead of his policies in running the govt. were as Idiotic as their Prejudice. You evidently did not pay attention to that.


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

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I think when Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pardoned Joseph Estrada who had been allegedly convicted or accused of plunder, it was constitutional & absolute because the 'pardon power' was vested in the president of the Republic of the Philippines. In fact, in a constitutional democracy, presidential pardon can be extended to cases of treason except in cases of impeachment [see US President Washington: he pardoned individuals who had been convicted of treason; Federalist No. 74, & so on.] Moreover, the Court held that a pardon "extends to every offense known to the law, & it may exercise at anytime after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken, or during their dependency, or after conviction or judgment..."


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 70.53.111.65

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Let it be known, I have no desire/will to argue any longer with [someone] who can't accept decision from Sandiganbayan. The engineer (?) American-Juan don't even know sentence structure but scaffolding. Pope Francis said the enemies of mankind are LIARS. The power to THINK ("not the dense brain"), FEEL, and to ACT are attributes of a good human being and a good Christian as he stated. I remember the flyer "THINK" with the picture of Pope Paul VI when he visited the Philippines. You are a failure when you are Dishonest, Indecent, Undignified and no moral values to show. WHO SAID POOR FILIPINOS ARE THE WORST VOTERS?


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

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Someone said to our in-house diehard papist - " Pababa ng pababa ang opinion ko sa iyo!" LOL!! Just now? Matagal na punang puna ko ang nakakahilong dating niya sa PNL forum-- does not practice what he/she preaches!!


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

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Someone said - " Whistle blowers in the U.S. are NOT given IMMUNITY only in the PHIL." BIG assertion-- unfortunately not true! US government prosecutor can grant immunity after a thorough investigation whether the whistleblower deserves to be protected -- the witness protection program is not exclusive to the Philippines!!


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

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[Someone] said, "I beg to disagree, the biggest racketeer in the Philippines is still Marcos the dictator!" Sorry I beg to disagree. The smartest and the biggest syndicates are the those groups such as PCGG who were tasked to recover FM's ill-gotten wealth but some of these huge sums of these 'stolen public funds' ended being re-stolen by them; the group of Tingting Cojuangco tasked by TWA regime to recover, account Imelda's jewelries, paintings, other valued art collections left behind in the Palace but most of these supposed ill-gotten art collections & jewelries of Imelda could no longer be accounted for; & lastly trillions of Malampaya funds disappearing into thin air without the benefit of COA audit under this present regime.


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

Comments

To [someone]: I used the word "Skunk" on [someone else] as a give back to his foul language. But you have given me an idea. Since you do not find the Estradas offensive either then YOU are a SKUNK too! Especially if we consider your love for the Marcoses. You are just like that [someone]. A supporter & promoter of Thieves & Crooks.


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

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Good comments Doming of Rosemead, CA. Tell it like it is. Keep blogging!


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

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[Someone]: The Church could only do so much to help the poor. Alleviating poverty is a function of government. The signs of poverty are homelessness, malnourishment, criminality, and literacy. The Church relies heavily on donations from rich donors and income from the Church's investment. Who says the Church is sitting on trillions of money? Much of the money the Church gets goes back to catholic charities. The message is simple: donate to us more and the poor will benefit. The government? NAH. It taxes and spends!


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

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ERRATA: I wrote: "The use of conduits to sanitize dirty money is well know, People who had been used as conduits are commonly known as "dummies:. Oftentimes we call them as bangman. Is well known instead of well know. Bangman should be bagman. Typo errors.


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

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AN ERROR WAS MADE: "Patting the head is more of a sign of friendship or friendship as a human being and not as human GOD. ... more of a sign of friendship and affection / fondness instead.


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

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[Someone] commenting on security protocol. Doesn't he know that the closest guards (Swiss Vatican guards) are intimate with the Pope and they provide the innermost layer of security? The locals provide the outermost security because threats come from the outside. Una silang matetepok. You give too much meaning to the insignificant. Tagalog translation: guni guni mo lang yon dong!


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

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[Someone] says, "Your comment about Soc Villegas of CBCP. Rank my friend has its privileges." Really? May I inform you sir? Orlando Quevedo has been an archbishop years before your Villegas became archbishop. And he is still assigned in Cotabato. In 2014 he became a cardinal. Whereas Villegas became archbishop only in 2009. Sir, you are so naive, there is playing of politics among the clergy. And to whose regime the particular bishop is tied to. It is not purely by rank! Politics sir!


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

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[Someone] says "Dead man tells no tales, as the saying goes." My comment: May I ask you how were the PCGG guys able to estimate & recover some of the supposedly ill-gotten wealth of FM if there are no clues? What about his writings, authorizations, delegations of particular transactions, etc.? If science can decipher or get clues from Neanderthals through their fossils, tools left behind, & paintings, etc. with regards to their existence and way of life then why not from modern man? Didn't we have clues from dead good guy Rizal or from bad guys like Stalin, or Mussolini? Educate us sir.


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

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I think in an age of narcissism the penalty for fanatic Filipinos for not voting wisely is to become modern slaves & blind followers of corrupt politicians. It seems that the entire Filipino family is enslaved to the elite Catholic university educated despots, despite the enormous efforts of Christians & intellectuals to eliminate human slavery around the globe: "Slavery is not something we left behind, warns a Western scholar, but something we are in imminent danger of freely embracing." It appears that the radical blood of the late Jose Rizal was not in the genome of modern Catholic Filipinos, unlike the Protestant radicals & stubborn individualist voters: "dissent was in their blood."


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.114.110.42

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May mga tao na mahusay sa pumuna, mamintas, manghusga at manginsulto. Pero, kapag sila ang pinansin sa mga ginagawa nila, matapang pa sila sa tigre at ayaw na masasabihan. Madaya naman, gusto sila lang ang pupuna. At akala nila tamang tama ang kanilang pangiinsulto sa kapwa. Minsan hindi na makatiis ang mga tao sa sobrang panghuhusga ng mga kulang sa katahimikan, kaya nagagawang labanan ang kakulitan. Kapag naman natanong sila, iba naman ang nasa utak at pilit babaligtarin ang ibig sabihin. Mahirap umunawa...bato bato tamaan wag magalit... kapag may nagalit, sya pala yung tinamaan. Sorry!!!


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.114.110.42

Comments

Ngayong bumababa na ang presyo ng langis, dapat maman ay mabigyan ang mga mahihirap ng taunang bigay kahit man lang 500 sa tuwing January ng taon. Kung meron silang natatanggap na mga benepisyo mababawasan ang reklamador na mga mahihirap, makaraos at magiginhawaan naman sila sa buhay kahit konti. Pwede silang mabigyan din ng libreng pagpapagawa at repair ng salamin sa mata. Dapat priority sila sa lahat ng mga benepisyo. Pero, applicable lang sa mga 3-5T/mo. income.


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

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Re: Erap & Relatives with Supreme court cases.. The Decision of the SC on Erap to remain as Mayor of Manila is correct in the sence that the Supreme Court in doing so upheld the Decsion of the Majority ofthe Manila voters..Now in the Case of Jinggoy's Petition to dismiss the Plunder case..(Jan 21,, 2015) in a 9-5 voting the SC ruled that the case won't be dismissed so Jinggoy will remain in Detention as his Petition for Bail at the Sandiganbayan is still being heard. On the other hand the case of George Estregan Jr former Gov of Laguna.. the SC has decide also to upold the Comelec's removal of Gov Estregan for overspending.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 77.117.0.124

Comments

Mahanap na sana lahat ng mga tax evaders para kung malaki na collection ng BIR ay makakatulong ng mabuti sa ating gobyerno. At sa mga susunod na panahon, mangyari na rin sana na kapag ang isang empleado ay biglang nawalan ng trabaho, nagkasakit, tinanggal, at lalo pa at maraming anak ay may matanggap na benepisyo buwan buwan pati na hospitalization. Para sa single mothers ay mas malaki ang bigay. kung ang tinatanggap sa gobyerno o sa private na pinagtrabahuhan ay 5T, half na lang sa susunod na taon at up to 1yr 1/2 lng bk naman mgtamad. Sa mga mahihirap ibigay ang lahat ng magandang benepisyo at hindi sa mga mandaraya sa tax dahil sila lang ang nagtatamasa ng sarap sa buhay dahil sa hindi pagbabayad ng tamang buwis... lalong nayaman.


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

Comments

"Cory revived pork barrel" is a lie that the Hireling Aquino Hater have been spreading over & over again. Now There is a blogger calling his bluff and stating the facts. He said, "There was Pork Barrel during the time of Marcos. The only difference was there was no Congress but the Apo controlled the purse". So now, Mr. Hireling, what lie or tsismis will you say to defend the Marcos name?


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

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Re: Detained Honest Sen. Jose Jinggoy E. Estrada...The Lawyers of Sen. Jose Jinggoy Estrada blocked the testimony of a bank investigator of the Anti Money Laundering Council (AMLC) arguing that the Prosecution violated Rules of court. As an honest Senator he should not have anything to fear. However he doesn't want the Sandiganbayan to hear the testimony of the AMLC Investigator. For a person who didn't do anything wrong, I still wonder how come he is prone to plunder charges. First in 2001 during the time of GMA and now a decade later another plunder case in the Pnoy era. What an honest Senator!


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: njusa
IP Address: 68.193.36.218

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I'm not bothered if one commenter in this forum contributes more than the others. He expressed his comments well and in a better way esp if you want to say something's against that someone - Ika-nga he does the job for us the silent readers..thanks someone!


Name: blumntrit
City/State/Country: njusa
IP Address: 68.193.36.218

Comments

Enrile, Gloria and Gigi are they still on hospital arrest? If they want to stay in the hospital thru out they should also shoulder the expenses of their security. DOJ have to check not only the Bilibid prison but also these three big crooks if they have cellphones, sex dolls, laptops and other electronic gadgets. Guards should also be change and reshuffle regularly.


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

Comments

In the news: "Duterte Appeals To The NPA: Release The Jail Warden Within 72 Hours". Interpretation- "adre ibalato mo na sa akin ang jail warden ("...appeals to the NPA"); "eh, kung hindi kayo rin" (..."within 72 hours"). That's why Pinoys like Duterte; he talked softly but he carry a big batuta. Even threatened by Duterte to "pagbabarilin ko iyong namimilit na tumakbo akong presidente" a Duterte For President movement was organized. N.B. Duterte's been rejecting the idea of running for president.


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 70.53.111.65

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To [someone]: You must be frustrated and I do hope you wouldn't bang your head against the wall about the decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Ex-Pres. Joseph Ejercito Estrada is RETAINED MAYOR OF MANILA by a vote 11-3. TAPOS NA ANG IYONG PAG-AABANG at TANGGAPIN MO NG LUBUSAN ANG HATOL NG KORTE SUPREMA. You are a failed researcher with a despicable behavior who can't THINK RATIONALLY, LOGICALLY, and ETHICALLY. The ill-feeling you have against ERAP is a reflection of your personality full of hatred and vileness. Are you a Catholic? Dapat mag-kumpisal ka kay Bishop Villegas.


Name: Gene
City/State/Country: Ontario
IP Address: 70.53.111.65

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Ang tao pag-hindi marunong mag-unawa ng katarungan ay isang taong hindi marunong mag-isip. Ang isip ay BALOKTOT dahil ang kanyang damdamin ay punong-puno ng galit at ka-demonyuhan sa buhay. "Father forgive them for they don't know what they are doing."


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.181.22

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The Pope's urging about ending the inequalities in the country should clarify doubts or misapprehensions from those opposed to President Aquino remarks against corruption. There was nothing gratuitous about the President's personal conviction in confronting his country's problem. The Pope was the right person to discuss the matter with as he himself is facing the same issue with the Curia and is undertaking a timely reform with the Vatican institution. Moreover, he grew up in Argentina, a country with its own dark history of the problem and despotic leadership. People should get over it.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.114.15.133

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Someone: Honestly, Joseph Estrada was one of my favorite actors before. I admire him as a good actor and most esp. when he became president. But when Gloria grabbed his position I got mad at her and still admired Joseph for being cool and have the humility to step down. He has forgiven those who accused him esp. Gloria who put him in jail and grabbed his position. He was again accused and tried to disqualify him. God is still good to him. He remains Mayor Manila despite of protest. What can you say? Is it the end of your story? Is the SC and one from Canada reliable? Just asking.


Name: Steve R
City/State/Country: California
IP Address: 98.234.22.41

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Pope Francis messages included that the Koalisyon ng Kabataan Kontra Korapsyon should have prevailed in their petition to the Supreme Court that Estrada was not qualified to run in the 2013 mayoral race in Manila. No government body should have the power to reverse a court decision that convicted a respondent who was charge with plunder. A respondent charge of plunder cannot post bail. A convicted plunderer must not be able to apply for a job in any leadership position because it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the convict was a thief who committed robbery. Why would the Supreme Court or society allow a thief to be in charge of the government coffer for a second time? Once a thief is always a thief as simple as that. Wake up Philippines.


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

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STEVE: The Catholic Church is the most charitable organization in the world. The Catholic charities really feed, shelter, and even educate the poor. They provide medicines and clothing but the real driving force in mitigating povery rests more in the government than in them. Just look how pathetic government responses when calamities strike. The government is helpless!This country could grow its GDP 5, 7 and even 10% but poverty will never be solved because of corruption and rapid popultion growth.MEN HAD TO BE CASTRATED AND WOMEN LIGATED. Both could make love as much as they wanted but population growth remains at zero!


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

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Now that Joseph Estrada has been cleared by the SC in his disqualification case I PREDICT that he will run for President in 2016. And I further predict that barring another "twist of fate" candidate like Noynoy Aquino, Joseph Estrada will win. I TRULY HATE what I am saying but IT IS WHAT IT IS. This guy Estrada was born to haunt the PHL, it seems. His is a convicted plunderer PARDONED by another accused plunderer. Think about it. What are the odds that something like that would happen in a civilized country. Only in the PHL!


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

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NEWS: Erap wins disqualification case! He will continue to be the mayor of Manila. And I hope Mr. Diaz won't say that it is Atty. Estelito Mendoza again who wrote the letter to the SC justices to let Mr Estrada win the case. Diaz is a hater of Atty Mendoza just because he happens to be the solicitor general of FM and he's winning cases.


Name: Cris
City/State/Country: Torrance, Ca.
IP Address: 208.57.64.59

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To Ninong: I would add that like Santa Claus no matter how a child wished that Santa would give him a gift it is still the parents that eventually provides the gift. So after 400 years of praying that God would help Pinoys, it is still the government that helps at the end of calamities. To [someone]: PNoy sent the message directly but Rizal had to resort to writing 2 novels to bring out the malpractices of the priests. To [someone else]: Akala ni Binay pupunta siya sa beach o kaya di kaya niyang tumingin ng diretso sa mata ng Papa because he feels the Pope knows everything about his corruption kaya nag sunglass. "The eye is the mirror of the Soul". He is guilty beyond doubt.


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

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR….This is what I told myself when the decision about Erap's disqualification case came out. Here we are sounding off on Binay. How this guy is so corrupt & greedy he should be prevented from getting elected President in 2016 by any means, when the alternative to Binay materialized - Joseph Estrada, a CONVICTED Plunderer. The only guy who prevented his getting elected in 2010 was Aquino. Now that Aquino will exit the scene I can see NO ONE even close to beating this Erap. And there are no pending cases against him. The PHL is HIS for the taking. It's just a matter of waiting for the election. Please tell me I am wrong!


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

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Re: Erap Estrada still Mayor... That was the Decision of the SC.. 11 -3.. 11 Justices voted to confirm the side that he did get an absolute Pardon from GMA....as in fact the Comelec already allowed him to run notwithstanding the question on his Pardon. At any rate the SC Decision was Predictable. The reason for the leaked draft was to get feed back. The retention of Erap would not disrupt the Peace and Order situation compared to removing him as Erap has still a very big following. The SC did to want to second guess the Manila voters. Those legal technicalities are good reading but don't second guess the voters.. they are the once who decide and not the Supreme court



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