Salamat sa Internet: Ica Policarpio, nakauwi na sa tahanan

Salamat sa Internet: Ica Policarpio, nakauwi na sa tahanan

Mahirap kapag may anak o kapatid tayo na mawala sa ating paningin.

Pero mas mahirap kapag sila’y mawala sa ating piling o paningin sa hindi man lang alam natin na dahilan.

Kaya tulong tulong ang madlang Pinoy sa paghahanap kay PATRCIA “ICA” POLICARPIO, 17, and a grade 12 student who was  reported missing in Muntinlupa City since Thursday, Dec. 21.

Siya ay huling nakita noong Huwebes ng gabi sa tapat ng isang coffee shop in a popular mall on East Service Road in Sucat na malapit lang din sa kanilang bahay past 11 p.m.

At dahil sa speed and power ng internet, naiuwi na si Ica sa tahanan nila after a concerned netizen alerted the authorities and the Policarpio family sa pamamagitan ng kanyang post sa social media nang nakita nya ang nawawalang teenager in San Pablo, Laguna.

“We found Ica,” ito ang sabi ng kanyang kapatid na si Bea at about 9:34 am on Dec. 24.

We found Ica.

Words cannot express our joy in this moment. Our family can never thank you enough, each and every one of you, for storming the heavens so we could be given a second chance to be complete. Investigation is still ongoing, but be assured we will be verifying relevant facts via official media sites. Kindly wait for that and respect our family’s privacy at this time. In the meantime we just wanted to ease everyone’s worry and let you all know that she is okay, she is unharmed, and she is with us. Thank you, Lord. Thank you everyone for helping us #FindIca.

 

 

 

 

 

From P800, 000 to P1. 1 million ang 'running estimate' sa gastos ng Malacanang photo shoot ni Isabelle Duterte, ayon sa isang sikat na manunulat

Isabelle Duterte to Dad and Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte: ‘My dad fuck up my christmas every year’

(UPDATE: Davao city vice mayor Paolo Duterte has resigned effective Dec. 25, citing his word war with daughter Isabelle, failed marriage and his alleged involvement in the P6.4 billion shabu smuggling.)

Nakakalungkot naman that the Duterte family feud has gone public. At tayo mismo ay hindi masaya sa pangyayari na ito.

Itong away pamilya nina Davao Vice mayor Paolo Duterte at sa kanyang estranged daughter na si Isabelle should have been confined sa loob ng kanilang sariling tahanan to protect their privacy.

Pero ewan lang natin kung bakit si vice mayor Duterte chose to scold her controversial 17-year-old (or 16?) daughter in public thru his Facebook post. Habang si Isabelle naman chose to post her comments tungkol sa kanya ama gamit ang social media.

BASA:

Dili ingon nga ug IBUGAW KA KADUHA ANANG TAWHANA MUHILOM LANG KO!! Ug kanang imong inahan ug tataytayan way pakialam nimo pwes ako dili! Dili tungod kay DUTERTE ko tungod kay AMAHAN KO!!! Pagkambyo ug apelyido ug gusto ka! Wala na kay respeto! PAKAULAW LANG KA! PAGSKWELA SA LAGI aron d mablanko imong utok. d na ka kabalo maminaw kay SIKAT kuno ka?? SIKAT SA UNSA BELLE? SIKAT MUBASTOS UG AMAHAN??! HULAT SA MAMATAY KO USA KA MALIBRE NAKO! IAMPO DAY!

kabalo ko kitang tanan mapahiya aning post na ni. pero kani imong gusto! dri ta magstorya kay millenial kuno ka, dri ra ka maminaw sa imong number of likes?! pwes, wa koy labot ug naa ko sa posisyon o mapahiya ko, ANAK taka! wa koy labot sa uban tao ug mao ra ning kinahanglan aron masayud ka sa imong binuhatan!

P.S.

FIX YOUR FUCKING LIFE FIRST before i will stop “fucking up” your christmas every year.

Paolo’s scolding came last Friday, purportedly in response sa tweets ng kanyang dalagita.

“I won’t keep quiet after that person pimped you twice! And if your mom and stepdad don’t care about you, I’m not like them! Not because I’m a Duterte but because I am a father!!! Change your last name if you want to! You don’t know how to respect! You are a disgrace,” Paolo said in Visayan.

“Go to school first so your brain won’t be empty. You no longer know how to listen because you’re supposedly popular? Popular on what Belle? Popular on disrespecting your father??! Just wait for my death so you will be free from me! Pray for it, woman.

“I know all of us will be humiliated because of this post. But this is what you want! Let’s talk here because you’re a supposed millennial. You only listen to your number of likes.

“Well, I don’t care if I have a position or I will be humiliated, you are my daughter! I don’t care of other people if this is the only way you will learn from your actions.”

Paolo also attached the two screenshots of Isabelle’s supposed tweets which are not in public.

Her first tweet ay tungkol sa makapangyarihan na Duterte who abused a child.

“Even if you have a position in the city, you can’t beat up a person! Even if you have power, you can’t hurt another person!!! You are hurting a human being!!! Not just human being, but a child!!! Even if you have a name, you can’t do things like that!!! Even if you’re a Duterte, that is not acceptable.”

Ito ang sabi ni Isabelle sa post shared by Paolo.

“My dad fuck up my christmas every year. What a time to be alive.”

Isabelle said in second tweet.

May pahabol naman na post ang tatay na si Paolo sa kanyang anak na si Isabelle:

“FIX YOUR FUCKING LIFE FIRST before i will stop “fuck up” your christmas every year.”

Pinagpatuloy naman ng vice mayor ang kanyang pangangaral sa kanyang dalagita sa comment section in his official Facebook account.

 

Ang tanong: Paano kaya natin matutulongan ang pamilyang Duterte, bilang supporters nila, para maisakatuparan ang pagbabago o change na ipinagmamalaki ni Pres. Rodrigo Duterte? 

 

Bukas na liham para kay Pres. Duterte at iba pang gov't officials on same sex marriage

Bukas na liham para kay Pres. Duterte at iba pang gov’t officials on same sex marriage

Sabi ni Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, pabor sya sa same sex marriage.

“I want same-sex marriage. The problem is we’ll have to change the law. But we can change the law,” Duterte said on Sunday.

“The law says marriage is a union between a man and a woman. I don’t have any problems making it marrying a man, marrying a woman or whatever is the predilection of the human being,” he added.

“Whatever makes you happy, I will give it to you. Why would I stop it? Why impose a morality that is no longer working and almost passe?”

However, Duterte’s statement was met with criticism particularly from the church sector and conservative Filipinos.

Sa isang Open letter ni Atty.Lyndon Caña na naging viral online, nanawagan sya sa pangulo for him to change his mind so as not to bring the country to a “curse”.

BASA:

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRES. DUTERTE, OUR SENATORS, OUR CONGRESSMEN, OUR LOCAL  SANGGUNIANGS, AND ALL FELLOW FILIPINOS, ON THE ISSUE OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE:

Dear Mr. President, Senators of the Republic, Congressmen, local Sangguniangs, fellow Filipinos:

I am writing to you all as a particle of sovereignty, appealing to all the leaders of the land, as well as to all our people in this our beloved nation the Philippines.

There seems to be a gallop like a thundering herd of a marauding army to impose same-sex marriage on the land, with all its underpinnings, implications, philosophy, and belief system. In a nation where two of its most predominant religions, Christianity and Islam, that both consider same-sex marriage as an abomination, there seems to be no stopping to the march of this proposed legislation.

Yes, in a democracy and pluralistic society, there is a need to co-exist and respect one another regardless of religion, creed, belief, or color of skin. Because of that, though many find it tragic and sad, we respect people for what they are or who or what they think they are inspite of who they really are biologically.

We do not condone their ridicule or persecution, and we do not encourage their bullying. We work with them, live with them, relate with them, in utmost respect and civility.

But to recognize and protect by law same-sex union, or gender preference, or cohabitation, and proposing to put them in the same plane and level as man-woman, husband-wife relationship which is what the God we worship ordains and directs, and to punish those who will not dignify this new anti-God proposition, is something this nation will hopefully prevent or avert.

I will leave the Constitutional and legal arguments to the experts. I will just appeal to WHAT WE ALL ALREADY KNOW, in the hope that we will soul-search and have a timely awakening:

First, there is a God, and that is a fact. More than all the arguments showing the existence of God and His identity, the debate was decisively settled when Jesus Christ came to earth 2,000 years ago. He claimed He was from God, and was one with God, and he who has seen Him has seen God. Amidst insult and ridicule, he validated his claims by walking on water, rebuking the storm, healing the sick, and raising the dead. And to finally settle all doubt, he said crucify the Son of Man (referring to Himself) and in three days He will rise from the dead (please see Mark 9:31).

They crucified Him and three days later He rose from the dead. So incontrovertible was the evidence of His resurrection that his erstwhile enemies, the Romans, later on made Him the center of the calendar system. All things before Him are B.C. (Before Christ), and all things after His ascension are A.D. (Anno Domini, in the year of our Lord). He is the very center of the calendar that governs us all…

And during all His earthly life, Jesus the Christ QUOTED ONLY ONE AUTHORITY – THE BIBLE. He NEVER cited any other book, or writing, or authority. He always said, “Behold, it is written…”

Now this God, and the Bible which tells us the mind and heart of God, is very clear on the subject matter of same sex marriage. First, we affirm that we are all sinners (Romans 3:10, 23), that God loves all people (John 3:15, Romans 5:8, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 4:10).

However, we equally affirm that the same God Who loves all people and all sinners, also said that there are only two sexes, male and female (Mark 10:6, quoting Genesis 5:2), and that having sex with a person of the same gender, or living with another person of the same gender as one’s spouse, is an abomination to the Lord, and certain and decisive judgment is assured upon those who do it, promote it, legitimize it. (Romans 1:26-28, Jude 1:7, 1 Tim, 1:8-10, I Cor. 6:9, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13). The two most famous judgments of the earth and of a city in the Bible – Noah’s flood and Sodom and Gomorrah – were all brought about by, among others, sexual sins, especially perverted sex.

And all those who believe in God, who submit to His Word, are called upon to protest wickedness and trumpet God’s revealed will.

So, in the name of the God of the Bible, and for the sake of the protection of our beloved nation the Philippines, I as a particle (just a dust) of sovereignty APPEAL:

1. to President Duterte, PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR MIND not to bring this country to a curse; please do not be the President who distinguishes himself as the one under whose watch same-sex marriage came upon the land, which is an influence of a decadent aspect of western culture upon us, and to ask your men in Congress to stop further moves to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines; LEAD THIS NATION INTO REJECTING THIS ABOMINATION, please, Mr. President!

2. to the SENATE AND CONGRESS, especially to Speaker Alvarez, please examine your souls and ask the Spirit of the Lord to speak to you if you should bring same-sex marriage upon this land, and to prevent yourselves from bringing a curse to this land, and to your selves and to your families; Please remember, your positions are a BLESSING OF THE LORD, and at the end of the day, you owe your ALL to Him, and not to the political party.

I appeal especially to CONGRESSMAN GREG G. GASATAYA of Bacolod – YOU KNOW YOUR GOD AND YOUR BIBLE. THE PARTY IS NOT YOUR GOD.

Your initials are GGG. Don’t forget GOD, GOD, GOD! Please do not be ashamed of your faith and the faith of your parents and the faith which you know in your heart to be true! STAND AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE!

3. to our LOCAL SANGGUNIANGS, I appeal to you all, especially here in Negros Island, and in the City of Bacolod, to please PASS SANGGUNIANG RESOLUTIONS EXPRESSING THE SENTIMENT OF YOUR RESPECTIVE LGU’S that you are AGAINST LEGITIMIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE; if you will do this, I believe you will cause the Heavens to mark the respective provinces, cities and towns that you represent FOR PROTECTION AND FAVOR in case our national leaders shall persist with their plans; I make this appeal ESPECIALLY TO OUR BELOVED NEGROS OCCIDENTAL AND BACOLOD SANGGUNIANGS – please STAND FOR GOD and pass this resolution quickly!

4. to ALL OUR PEOPLE, please write and speak to the President, the senators, your congressman, your sangguniangs, to please STAND UP FOR GOD AND NOT BE AFRAID OR ASHAMED TO STAND UP FOR HIM in these days of increasing wickedness all over the world.

I cry and I pray that, for all our advances in technology and science, for all our vaunted modernism, we will remember where we come from – we are all created by God, and where we are all going – to His throne where we will FACE HIM SOMEDAY, and where there will be no political party, President, senator, and congressman standing beside us. Just us and God, one on one, face to face.

I hope and pray that God’s thoughts and opinions STILL MATTER to us today.

And His stand is clear and unequivocal – NO TO SAME SEX-UNION OR MARRIAGE!

May the Philippines be found standing with God!!! Amen!!!

Ang tanong: Ano kaya ang dapat gawin ni Pres. Duterte sa issue on same sex marriage?

 

Bakit mahirap matangap ng madlang Pinoy ang mala-Imelda Marcos na photoshoot ni Isabelle Duterte sa Malacanang

Bakit mahirap matangap ng madlang Pinoy ang mala-Imelda Marcos na photoshoot ni Isabelle Duterte sa Malacanang

Sabi ng mga pro-Duterte, mamatay sa inggit iyong mga tao na patuloy sa kanilang kritisismo laban kay Isabelle Duterte sa kanyang magarbong photoshoot sa Malacanang Palace.

Pero if we really look closer, may malalim at malaking dahilan kung bakit mahirap matangap ng kapwa natin Pinoy  ang ginawa ni Isabelle lalo’t na ang kanyang lolo na si Pres. Duterte ay palaging nagsasabi na laki sila sa hirap at simple lang ang kanilang pamumuhay.

Balikan natin kung ano ang mga banat ng madlang Pinoy sa ginawa ni Isabelle:

“RED. JUST LIKE THE BLOOD OF EJK VICTIMS.” –via Twitter

“isabelle duterte, swimming in the blood of slaughtered innocents.”

“People in Marawi trying to live through the day. Isabelle Duterte at Malacañan Palace, posing in a blood red gown, getting ready to celebrate.The Dictator’s grand daughter lives a lavish life while the poor can barely survive.Just like the Marcoses,they are detached from reality.”

“It’s not that the photoshoot of Isabelle Duterte is illegal, it’s just that rn, the poor are getting visibly poorer and the rich visibly more privileged, and the last thing we need to see is the President’s grandaughter waltzing around the Palace in a blood red gown.”

“How very Imeldific. Obviously, Duterte and his children have been influenced heavily by the Marcoses. Their tendencies to flaunt their power and wealth are now slowly being displayed publicly.”

“At Kris Aquino’s worst, she did not use the Presidential Seal and the Philippine Flag as backdrop for her fashion shoots. And she could’ve done it twice, by the way.

Also: any news on #PaoloDuterte’s SALN? One of this girl’s gowns was shipped from elsewhere in the world. #Dutertelitismo”

Ito naman ang sinabi ng isang tanyag na manunulat na si Katrina Stuart Santiago.

What Isabelle reveals here is excess and extravagance. The fact of a pre-debut photoshoot is in fact already excessive, because unnecessary. The gowns, the glittering jewelry, the hair and make-up, the stylists and photographer, these can easily cost hundreds of thousands, which runs counter to everything that Duterte insists his government stands for.

“To an extent it is really this exorbitance and luxury that is offensive, especially given an impoverished country already set on getting poorer given government policies, but also given a President who claims he is not rich, his family is simple, they are just probinsyanos.”

“If anything, Isabelle is proving that her grandfather is lying about this lifestyle that he insists he and his family stand for. The Malacañang photo shoot was just icing on this very big cake of double speak that Duterte has served us the past 18 months,” Santiago added.

Ang sabi naman ng iba, ginamit lang ni Isabelle ang photo shoot nya sa Malacanang to launch her movie career.

Tinanong din ni Raissa Robles, a multi-awarded Filipino investigative journalist, kung ano ba talaga ang tunay na edad ni Isabelle dahil may mga inconsistencies siyang nakita ukol dito based from available public records.

“Now we come to Isabelle Duterte. She had an extensive photo shoot inside the presidential palace. She tweeted she was 17.

But then the official Davao city government website clearly states she is only turning 16 next year. Which is an age that is not celebrated in the country as a rite of passage. And therefore does not seem to merit that kind of grand celebration with four designer gowns, one of them very, very expensive.

If the city government website is correct, then I suspect that the recent Palace pictorial and her “debut” next year are really intended to launch her career as a movie star.

You might again say, this is such a small thing.

And I would reply, this is all about honesty and truth-telling. If Malacanang can’t be honest in small things, what about big things?”

Ang tanong: Ikaw, ano naman ang iyong malalim at malaking dahilan kung bakit hindi ka pabor sa ginawa ni Isabelle?

From P800, 000 to P1. 1 million ang 'running estimate' sa gastos ng Malacanang photo shoot ni Isabelle Duterte, ayon sa isang sikat na manunulat

From P800, 000 to P1. 1 million ang ‘running estimate’ sa gastos ng Malacanang photo shoot ni Isabelle Duterte, ayon sa isang sikat na manunulat

Hindi nakaka move on ang karamihan sa mga Pilipino over Isabelle Duterte’s controversial Malacanang photoshoot. Kaliwa’t kanan ang natangap na batikos ng Malacanang at Duterte family dahil sa pangyayari na ito.

Pero dahil nasa mundo ng showbiz (at pulitika, dahil apo ni Pres. Duterte ang babae na ito) ang buhay ni Isabelle at masyadong showbiz din ang ugali ng mga mga Pinoy, hindi maikakali na pag interesan ng mga mamamayan–lalo na’t pinapaniwala ng Duterte family na laki sila sa hirap at simple lang ang pamumuhay nila–kung magkano kaya ang ginastos ng Duterte family para sa photo shoot ni Isabelle.

Basahin natin ang “running estimate” of Isabelle Duterte’s pre-debut shoot, ayon sa isang internationally-acclaimed Filipino writer na si Miguel Syjuco:

So out of idle curiosity, I made some calls, googled, and tallied; here’s a running estimate of Isabelle Duterte’s pre-debut shoot. (Bear in mind, these are estimates based on public info, which don’t account for possible discounts, exchange deals, rentals, etc. Please PM me with any further info if you have it.)

For her recent shoot, Isabelle wore a dress by the upcoming designer Rica Rico (estimated cost TBD — anyone know?), as well as a ball gown by Rosenthal Tee (whose RTW gowns run from P25,000 to P200,000, though couture is presumably pricier). Isabelle also wore a caped emerald-green tube gown (designer and cost TBD). So far, medyo abot kaya naman, even for a vice-mayor who is of course not into smuggling.

The red dress, however, was a little different. I rang up Garimon Roferos in Dubai to ask the cost of a gown like the red one Isabelle was wearing; I was told their base price for gowns is 30,000 dirhams (P411,810), but with the scads of Swarovski crystals Isabelle’s sporting, and the big-ass train, it runs from 45,000 to 50,000 dirhams (P617,715 to P686,350).

It also requires two fittings, with a month between each fitting (so that may have cost the teen airfare twice to Dubai, or accommodations and pocket money for the month between fittings). So conservatively speaking, if it is indeed hers, the Swarovski-studded red gown may have cost upwards of P600,000.

As for styling and photography, according to the interwebz her stylist Jeff Galang charges about P25,000 for on-the-day styling for prenuptial events, while photographer Lito Sy charges P150,000 to P250,000 for wedding-style events. So, conservatively, the bill for services may be in the ball-park of P175,000.

Therefore, the tally — for just the dresses, photography, and styling — ranges from P800,000 to roughly P1.1-million. (Not including the cost of the debut itself.)

Given that according to government records a vice-mayor in a highly urbanized city earns roughly P876,000 a year, this debut is worth possibly more than a year of daddy’s wages. That really is a generous gift from Paolo — given that he only started earning that salary in 2013. (His sweldo as a barangay captain for five years prior, later chair of the Association of Barangay Captains, probably wasn’t quite that much.) I still have to track his SALN, to see how all this squares up.

But wait, there’s more! How do we also account for Isabelle’s other expenses which she revealed to us all on her social media? Such as the gray Celine mini (US$3,100), the Chanel quilted ballerina flats ($750), another Celine handbag ($2,700), a Chanel Boy bag ($4,100), and Gucci Ace embroidered sneaks ($620) — totalling US$11,270, or P568,147. That’s a lot for clothes: more than twice the total median income for one year for average Filipinos, which is P264,000.

So this year, the (allegedly) 17-year-old (she’s said to have actually been born Jan 26, 2002) Isabelle Duterte has been sporting about P1.5-million worth of fashion goods on social media — though that’s only what the public has actually seen. Maybe that’s all she’s got, or maybe she only posts about her few expensive items — but somehow I’ve a feeling she has more. (As a former Forbes Park coño, I understand the temptations of luxe tastes and conspicuous consumption — but haven’t the Dutertes constantly claimed to not have much money? And what about Trillanes’s accusations of their hidden wealth?)

Perhaps, though, Isabelle’s extravagances shouldn’t surprise us, given that her father wore a gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, worth P1.9-million, to the investigation into his alleged shabu smuggling. The Davao vice-mayor claims it is a fake, and a gift, but that would still make him a public official receiving questionable gifts and wearing the sort of counterfeit goods that would have found him held and punished at any customs desk anywhere in the world — except, of course, in the Philippines, where he handily brushes off any customs issues thanks to all those loyal to his daddy.

Yet the valid questions remain: Some P800,000 at a photo shoot? At least P500,00 humble-bragged on Instagram? About P1.9-million on a wrist at a Senate wrist-slapping? That’s roughly P3.2-million in luxury items sported by the young Dutertes (or a whole lot of fakes, which is certainly illegal, and definitely totally baduy.)

So where do the Dutertes, who’ve been on government salaries for more than two-decades, get their money? And why won’t they be transparent about their finances?

As citizens, we have every right to demand answers to these questions from our government officials and their families.

Syjuco also posted the reply from the photographer ni Isabelle sa photo shoot:

 

Ang tanong: Bakit mali para sa iba ang ginawa ni Isabelle Duterte?

Bakit kinasuhan ni Jover Laurio a.k.a. Pinoy Ako Blog si Franco Mabanta

Bakit kinasuhan ni Jover Laurio a.k.a. Pinoy Ako Blog si Franco Mabanta

“I have suffered moral shock, public ridicule and humiliation, and serious anxiety. For while (Franco) Mabanta’s claims were false and untrue, it has also led to several other attacks against me.”

Ito ang sinabi ni Jover Laurio a.k.a Pinoy Ako Blog sa kanyang complaint against Franco Mabanta, a “political + social commentator” and a known Duterte supporter.

Sa kanyang complaint, Laurio said that Mabanta committed libelous acts “when he reposted his attacks against my person” thru his Facebook posts and when he “claimed that the Liberal Party paid for my interview in ANC and that I was tasked to bring up the victim card during the said interview.”

Ayon sa Rappler report, sinabi din ni Laurio that she is filing another libel complaint against RJ Nieto a.k.a. “Thinking Pinoy” and  “Sass” Sasot for accusing her of “committing libel against various personalities” and when they “maliciously and with ill intent” uncovered her as the blogger sa likod ng Pinoy Ako Blog.

Sa ibang banda, may panawagan naman si Laurio sa mga tao na naniniwala sa kanyang ipinaglaban.

Yung mga nag offer po ng tulong sa akin, mas gugustuhin ko pa pong idiretso na lang niyo po sa ALAB, at wag na pong dumaan sa akin ang pera. Eto po ang account number nila:

BDO acct: 
Alyansa ng mga Abogado ng Bayan, Inc.
006528013034

Kung sakaling magdeposit po kayo, puwede po paemail niyo na lang po sa [email protected] or send me a message sa page ang resibo po para po malaman ng ALAB na the money was intended for PAB’s cases.

Ang tanong: Bakit kailangan mo na suportahan ang ipinaglaban ni Laurio?

 

 

 

Xmas sa Pinas under Duterte

Xmas sa Pinas under Duterte: ‘Pinoy Pasko Medley’

Dahil pasko na, kantahan muna tayo.

Kuha mula kay Danny Fabella, isang sikat na artist, composer at singer.

Sing to the tune of “Ang Pasko ay Sumapit.”

PINOY PASKO MEDLEY (sa Am)

1.
Ang pasko ay sumabit tayo ay namimilipit
Sa takot at pasakit dahil naghahari’y adik.
Nang matapos ang halalan ‘daming buhay ang nasayang
At ang bawat isa, tulak at adik daw na nanlaban.

Bagong taon ay may bagong bangkay
At libu-libo na na’ng napapatay
Tayo’y mag-ingat ating iwasan ang mga
Nanonokhang!

Sobra-sobra na ang krisis sa buhay natin ay sumapit
Halos di mo na maisip presyo ng bilihi’y hanggang langit
Ang lahat nagmamahalan, dayong negosyo’y yumayaman
Pati ang oligarkiya’t pulitikong korap sa ating bayan.

2.
Kay sigla ng gabi ang lahat ay kay saya
Sundalo’t Maute ay biglang nagsagupa
Ang bahay ng Kuya tinamaan ng bomba
Ang buong Marawi, ay wasak, sira-sira!

Tayo na giliw magtago na tayo
Baka pagkamalang Isis ng sundalo
Walang noche buena sa gabing ito
Pero may martial law at curfew.

3.

Shabu na naman o kay tulin ng araw
Shabung nasamsam tila ba kung kailan lang
Ngayo’y may shabu at naka-container van
Anim na raang kilo ang nilalaman.

Shabu, shabu, shabu na namang muli
Grabe ang dami’t di pa rin napapawi
Shabu, shabu, shabu na namang muli
Anak ni Lodi daw ang may-ari.

4.
Sa aming bayan ang masasabi
Merong krisis na lagi’t-lagi
Mga dayuhan ang naghahari
Araw-araw taumbaya’y inaapi

Ang sanhi po ng pagparito
Magpalawak ng negosyo
At kung sakaling ika’y perwisyo
Si Loding Petmalu ang yayari sa’yo

Shabu, shabu, shabu na namang muli
Ang laging sangkalan ni Petmalung Lodi
Shabu, shabu, shabu na namang muli
Kanyang tuntungan sa paghahari.

5.
Sa paskong darating
Sana tayo’y buhay pa rin
At hindi pagkamalan ng mga masunurin
Na mga nanonokhang nang walang pakundangan
Mapa-lalake’t mapa-babae, matanda’t bata, walang pili.

Sa araw ng pasko ‘wag kang malulumbay
Kinabukasan ay araw ng tagumpay.

Sa paskong darating
sana tayo’y buhay pa rin
Sa lalong lumalalang krisis sa bayan natin
Wag tayong mawawalan ng pag-asang makamtan
Ang laya, ang katarunga’t kapayapaan sa ‘ting bayan.

DFF/QC/Nov. 21, 2017

Bakit may pahabol na mensahe si Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach tungkol sa isang PDEA drug operation

Bakit may pahabol na mensahe si Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach tungkol sa isang PDEA drug operation

May pahabol na mensahe si Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach tungkol sa isang drug operation ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

BASA:

“UNIVERSE, LISTEN TO THIS”

Universe, listen to this. A few days ago a drug bust happened in a high scale hotel in Manila Philippines involving 11 supposedly gay men.

Two of them were suspected of selling/distributing drugs. During the operation, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) found out that one of of them was HIV positive.

PDEA and a local news outlet decided to expose the identities of these men to the media.

Their mugshots, names, and the HIV status of one of them were released. Was this really necessary? I understand that what the men were supposedly doing was illegal and they should face legal consequences.

But there was absolutely no need to expose and publicly shame them. It’s illegal to publicly announce one’s HIV status (RA8504).

What has been done has not only traumatized the men that were involved; it has also worsened the HIV situation in the Philippines. We’re working so hard in educating the people properly on HIV/AIDS, on taking away the stigma.

Because of what PDEA and the news outlet have done, some people are now associating drugs and immorality with being gay.

It’s ridiculous. The whole point of this drug raid was to arrest the men for their supposed crime, which was selling/distributing and using illegal narcotics. Being gay is not a crime! Living with HIV is not a punishment! Come on, Philippines.

We are already taking small steps forward to improve acceptance, tolerance and understanding. We cannot take big steps back. To PDEA and the news outlet, take steps to mend the situation.

Sa aking mga kababayan, wag po tayo maging judgmental. Hindi immoral ang maging bakla, hindi dapat ituring na kaparusahan ang HIV. At lalong hindi ito biro na dapat pag-pyestahan at pagtawanan. To my beloved LGBT community, stay strong. We’ll win this.-Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

 

Updates: PDEA has apologized over the “unintentional disclosure” of the suspect’s HIV status.

“It was spontaneous. Nagbabasa po ang Director General from the report at nagkataon na nahapyawan,” PDEA spokesperson Director Derrick Carreon said Tuesday.

“There was no intention to shame much less single out one person.”

Ang tanong: Ano nga ba ang pagkakaiba sa pagkadakip ng PDEA sa 11 suspected drug personalities na ito at sa ibang drug operations nila?

Ano ang koneksyon sa open letter ni Maine Mendoza sa usaping pampulitika ng bansa

Ano ang koneksyon sa open letter ni Maine Mendoza sa usaping pampulitika ng bansa

Pagpasensyahan nyo muna kami ngayon, paano kasi nakaka relate itong open letter ni Maine Mendoza sa usaping political at socio-cultural sa ating bansa. Although private person si Pinay Dubsmash Queen, hindi maiiwasan ng kanyang mga fans to own her and dictate her dahil umano sila naman ang dahilan kung bakit sumikat ang Aldub.

Pero at the end of the day,  they should understand that Maine’s life is her own life alone, kaya ayon nasapul tuloy ang mga fans dito sa open letter nya in her blog.

Sana lang the way we treat showbiz personalities like Maine Mendoza ay pareho din with how we treat our public officials lalo na sa ating mahal na presidente. Because we are the one who elected them into office and paid their salaries through our taxes, we should demand more from our public officials.

We should not be a mere follower but also a vocal critic sa maling kilos at plano nila para sa ating bansa.

Remember, we are all entitled to support or criticize our public officials because we are the one who are paying their salaries.

Wala tayong utang sa kanila. Sila ang may utang sa atin.

Ma DDS o Yellow o  kahit sino ay may karapatan na punahin sila. Hindi ito dapat ikakagalit natin, dahil kasama ito sa ating karapatan bilang isang mamamayan sa isang malaya na bansa.

Duterte is not own by DDS alone. Duterte, as our highest public official, is own by all of us. We are his masters. He is our servant. Hindi the other way around.

We should be the one dictating him. Not the other way around.

If the entertainment personalities are concerned sa image nila, our elected leaders should also be concerned sa imahe ng bansa at ng mga mamamayan, more than sa sarili or ratings nila.

Sige nga, alamin natin if may aral ba tayong mapupulot sa sulat ni Ms Mendoza para sa lahat na Pinoy na tumangkilik sa kanya:

BASA:

Hi! You might be wondering what this letter is about. Ako din, I am wondering what this letter is going to be about. I do not actually know how to start writing this letter; and I do not actually know either if it is right to do this. All I know for sure is I need to let some things out of my chest. And I couldn’t find any other way to do it so I am writing here on my blog, like I used to.

Bago ang lahat gusto ko muna magpasalamat sainyo. Sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal na ibinigay at ipinakita niyo sa amin. Sa mga bagay na isinakripisyo niyo alang-alang sa akin/aming dalawa ni Alden. At sa lahat ng iba niyo pang nagawa lalong-lalo na ang pagtulong niyo sa kapwa. Habang buhay akong magpapasalamat sa Diyos dahil dumating kayo sa buhay ko at nakilala ko kayo. Maraming salamat sa panahon at sa pagkakataon.

By the end of this letter I am pretty sure majority of you are going to turn your backs on me and probably hate on me. Pero sabi nga nila, speak the truth even if your voice shakes.

When I was new in the business, you all came to my life and loved me for exactly the way I am. Hindi ko kinailangang magpanggap para mahalin niyo.

At nagpapasalamat ako dahil tinanggap at minahal niyo kung sino at ano ako bilang tao. Nagpapasalamat din ako sa Diyos siyempre dahil binigyan niya ako “kakayahan” at pagkakataon na magbigay ligaya sa iba. 

I honestly could not be more thankful for the gift of making people happy by just being myself. I believe that is a rarity here in the world of show business, but I am really thankful God had given me that some kind of knack. Maaaring wala nga akong talento pero masaya ako na nakakapagpasaya ako ng ilang mga tao. That’s more then enough for me.

I used to be REALLY amazed by the support AlDub was getting back then. I was overwhelmed by all the attention and support you are giving us. AlDub Nation 2015, ang saya saya lang.

When everyone was taking things lightly and we were all just so happy.

Do you still remember the good ol’ days? Back when things are so not complicated? Still worth remembering up to this time. Two years later, a lot has changed but some things remained the same. Masaya pa din kayo. I can see how happy you guys are whenever you are all together.

 Iba yung saya niyo tuwing magkakasama kayo. Masasabi kong ibang klase yung pagkakaibigan at samahan na nabuo sa pagsuporta niyo sa amin. At hindi ako magsasawang ulit-ulitin na sana huwag mawala yan kahit ano pa ang mangyari.

Marami kayong nagagawa hindi lang para sa amin ni Alden, kundi para na din sa iba. Marami kayong ibang natutulungan na mas higit na nangangailangan. At nagpapasalamat ako dahil ginagawa niyo yan ng kusa, dahil mayroon kayong busilak na kalooban. Salamat dahil ultimo kayo ay nakakapagpasaya din ng iba pang mga tao.

I am grateful to have all of you who have walked this path with me. But I need to be honest, I am at this point where I feel like I live in a box. 

I have not been able to do what I want and say what I feel because every time I try to express my thoughts and feelings, some of you tend to misapprehend and invalidate them in so many ways. Telling me I am not supposed to feel that way because I am “rich and famous”.

Telling me I have no right to be sad and hurt because I have everything a person could ask for. Judging, blaming and getting mad at me for expressing what I truly feel just because you do not agree and it is inconvenient for you. Dictating me what I should feel and should not feel. 

Ang hirap. Yung mga taong nagsasabi na wala akong dapat na maramdaman kundi kaligayahan kasi pinagpapala ako at dapat akong magpasalamat sakanila (at sakanila lang) dahil “wala naman ako kung wala sila”. Do not get me wrong, I am thankful for everything I have right now. And I have the Lord and the people who helped and supported me along the way to thank for that.

I just could not take how some people feel so entitled in so many things, hindi lang sa career, ultimo personal na buhay. Minsan nga tinatanong ko ang sarili ko, sino ba talaga ang gumawa sa akin?

Ang Diyos ba o sila? Pagmamay-ari ba nila buong pagkatao ko para diktahan ako sa halos lahat ng bagay? Bakit ganun? Ganun ba dapat kapag mahal mo yung tao?

Susubukan mong kontrolin ng naaayon sa kagustuhan mo? Dahil tingin mo yun yung tama? Dahil tingin mo doon siya liligaya?

Dumating yung araw na naramdaman ko na para bang hindi na ako masaya. Na kahit sandamakmak ang biyaya ang natatanggap ko, nawala na yung ligaya sa puso ko. 

Hindi ko na makita yung tuwa sa mga ngiti ko at kinang sa mga mata ko. Hanggang sa napagtanto ko na iyon pala ay dahil sa ilang mga tao na nakapaligid sa akin.

Yung mga taong akala ko ay tunay na nagmamalasakit at nagmamahal sa akin. Mahirap. Nahihirapan akong dinidiktahan ng mga dapat kong gawin at maramdaman. Napagtanto ko na nakokompromiso na yung kalayaan at kaligayahan ko.

At hindi ko kayang mamuhay ng ganoon. I want to be able to do what I want and what makes me happy because I believe that is how life should be. I do not want to compromise my own happiness for other people’s desires. So this time, I am choosing myself. Ako naman.

When AlDub happened, everything escalated. My life changed drastically when Kalyeserye began. We’ve had blessings on top of blessings. Alden and I were given so much more than we could ask for.

But more than anything, we will be forever thankful that God had given us people like you. People who support us in the things we do; those who always stood by our sides and defended us against judgments and criticisms; those who love us truthfully as a pair and as two different individuals; and those who never gave up.

And for all the love and efforts you have given us, you deserve to know the truth that at this very moment Alden and I are just friends. We are a love team.

I hope you understand that I am here because I love making people happy. I am blessed to be in Eat Bulaga because I get to do what I want to do, and I get to be with such amazing people. I was never into money or fame. All I want in this life is to be free and happy.

And I am certain that no amount of fame and money can ever give me genuine happiness. All my life I have been seeking love from people around me.

And that is all that matters to me at this moment. As I have said, as you finish reading this letter, a lot of you would probably turn your backs on me.

I am ready for it; I knew this day would come. Even if I am left with a small number of supporters after posting this, kahit sampu lang yan, for as long as I know (and I feel) they truly love me and care for me, I’ll be fine.

Or even if I am left with none, I have family and friends who love me dearly and will never leave my side whatever happens. Sapat na yun para sa akin.

I also owe this to everyone who were dragged into this. Our families, friends, and workmates are being bashed and ridiculed by some.

 Kahit sinong madikit sa amin pinagiisipan at pinagsasalitaan ng hindi maganda. Basta hindi naaayon sa kagustuhan ang mga nakikita, nagagalit. 

It hurts me seeing them being hurt. It hurts me how some of you are so capable and so proud of throwing so much hate on others– especially on people who care about us. Family and friends outside the industry are being taken into the wrong context, even if they do not have anything to do with the issues thrown at us. Hiling ko ang ay sana bigyan natin sila ng respeto.

Naiintindihan ko na pinoprotektahan niyo lang kami, at nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng ginagawa niyong pagtatanggol sa amin, pero sana maintindihan niyo din na hindi kailangan maliitin ang pagkatao ng iba. Hindi niyo sila kailangan tirahin ng masasamang salita, Alam kong karamihan ng pinagdadaanan ko ngayon ay parte ng mundong ginagalawan ko. 

But some things are really getting out of hand, kailangan na din natin ilagay sa wasto. But then again, I know, that at the end of the day, love wins over hate. I still believe, and I fervently hope, that the same love who brought all of us here together in the beginning, will heal all scars and unite us again. Let us not focus on those who judge, but to those who love without any hesitations and expectations.

I am who I am right now because of that.

Again, thank you very much for the love and support you have given me. I will forever cherish the presence of the whole fandom in my life. I do hope I have also given you enough joy for you to give me the freedom I believe I deserve. Freedom to feel what I want to feel, be what I want to be, and do what I want to do.

Alden deserves the same, too.

With so much gratitude,
That Girl

 

Ang tanong: Getz ba natin ito?

BASA: Paano binanatan ng mga DDS si US actress Bette Midler after she calls Duterte a “murderous dictator”

BASA: Paano binanatan ng mga DDS si US actress Bette Midler after she calls Duterte a “murderous dictator”

American actress Bette Midler called Pres. Duterte a “murderous dictator.”

As expected, the bashing followed:

“You are nothing but an antiquated artist, so don’t speak like you know everything in our country.”

“You have messed with the majority of the Filipinos by judging and criticizing their elected President. Your remark/s is http://tasteless.You  can do better, but I’m not surprise if you can’t.”

“I totally lost my respect on u. At ur age, u shud be more mature and intelligent enough to know d 2 sides of a story. And a little respect to a leader wud be nice.”

“We cannot allow you to disrespect our President. I presume you are learned. DO YOUR HOMEWORK, prove us, the 16M Filipinos, wrong!”

“Best President Ever! #Duterte 🇵🇭👊🏻 So back off!! Old Woman!”

“If you can’t prove your accusations in court you might as well shut up.”

“Since you are a very talented singer.. why not serenade those criminals and drug lords.. i heard they give triple tips.”

“Calling 16 millions of Filipino who voted for President Duterte, kindly visit this woman,whoever she is (I don’t even know if she’s a singer or what/maybe my great great grandparents know her) pls tell her to mind her fucking country!”

“Ohh c’mon bette u dont know our president and we luv him and please note for 16m voters.., think first before you click!.ol i can say is -PUTaNG INA KA!!!stupid american.”

And the first place goes to:

“Who’s this woman?Who feeds her the very false infi that Duterte is a murderer!!! Your tongue must be cut or you will be choke to death!!! You dont have the right to say such wrong info regarding with Duterte coz you are not living in the Philippine.”

Ang tanong: May sabi pa ba tayo sa mga kapwa Pinoy natin na DDS?