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Bible Study / Re: Calling Jesus Christ "bro" is So Wrong
« on: April 09, 2010, 08:55:17 AM »
makalingaw jud tuod ning baki nga kusog mokokak!

Anonymous Diary Blog / Re: Ipagawas Ang Inyung Gibati
« on: April 09, 2010, 08:50:10 AM »
mas to the point and 96.

Inspiration & Hope / Re: prayers needed for St. Agnes (Elsie)
« on: April 09, 2010, 08:48:39 AM »
though i don't personally know you, st. agnes, you know how we, friends and strangers alike, can all be one when it comes to shared human experiences.  this is to let you know that you are in our prayers. 

may i share this one line forwarded to me long ago; it had helped me go on, many times, when i hit bottom, many times:  THE WILL OF GOD WILL NOT TAKE YOU WHERE THE GRACE OF GOD WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.

keep that smile on your face!   

LGU Philippines / Re: Tomas Abapo Jr. Tops Bohol Vice-Governor Survey
« on: April 07, 2010, 07:19:35 PM »
taym sa ra god.  mao ba ni ang conching lim nga miadto sa u.s. with her daughter some years back, and then bought a one-page ad at the bohol chronicle thanking their hosts in the u.s.?  kahibulongan jud kadtong ad.  naglisod kog respeto sa nagpasalamat.  first, ang gipasalamatan tua sa u.s.  nganong ibansiwag pa man sa newspaper sa bohol?  wa ba diay sila nakapasalamat daan pagbabay nila sa ilang hosts didto sa u.s.?  second, giklaro sa ad nga ilahang kaungalingon ang plete pag-adto.  sapajan pa ba?  it goes without saying, di ba?  not unless those travelers had something to hide...

that ad made idiots out of readers.  i hope that ad did not speak for conching lim and her regard for boholanos.  more, i hope that ad was of another lim of valencia.

as of now, my vote for vice-governor goes to no one.    

Bible Study / Re: Calling Jesus Christ "bro" is So Wrong
« on: April 07, 2010, 06:53:00 PM »
hahaha!  mokisikisi man pod ang lalaki ani.  but mind you, and lolang kunot, galing ug pareha sa frog prince.  a kiss from true love, and she will turn into a young girl... nga kunot.

Anonymous Diary Blog / Re: Annabel lee
« on: April 07, 2010, 05:44:49 PM »
and the moonshine always gleams
for political posters and their screams.
in tubagbohol threads, they shamelessly
parade their zombie bets with annabel lee.   

Philippine Daily News / Re: Ateneo de Manila Speech Scandal
« on: April 07, 2010, 03:48:28 PM »
as for admitting, he really had no choice. 

guiness book of world records?  this is preposterous.  kalooy sa libro, giangin-angin.  leave the lying to the politicians.  supporters should at least tell the truth.  if it was a short session, so be it.  but leave the book alone.

« on: April 07, 2010, 03:04:31 PM »
for vice governor:  carolla o david? ;D ;D ;D

« on: April 06, 2010, 11:38:06 PM »

wow, mga klase sama ni ligon mahimo pod diayng palihogon.  kahibawo ba kaha ni sila nga sa ilang pag-trying hard ug duso sa ilang mga manok mamora na hinoon ilang manok ug si carolla?  abhorrent is the term i guess.  isansan ug ipamugos ninjo injong kandidato, isuka na hinoon na sila namong mga botante.  luod na, mga ondoy/inday.  masumbalikan man injong kandidato aning injong kalaki.  mora na hinoon mog mga mamamarang nga nabiktima sa injong kaugalingong barang.

help provide some semblance of intelligence and fun in this forum, please.  (consider how benelynne tackles the issue of a candidate's character in another thread; that is real honest-to-goodness discourse.)  tubagbohol i believe is not the venue for politicking and ego tripping.   

This is the parenthetical last paragraph of Winnie Monsod's Get Real column, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 February 2010:

 (To whom it may concern: I am not the author of an e-mail going around titled “Why I will vote for Noynoy—Winnie Monsod.” To the real author/s: Hiding behind others is cowardly. Stand up and be counted. To everybody else: Any statement attributed to me can be very simply checked by referring to this column, or my column in BusinessWorld [Calling A Spade], or a blog under my name in GMA News.TV.)

The following is another article of hers in the same column and broadsheet dated 05 February 2010, which proves equally interesting:

Get Real

Refuting Manny’s defenders

By Solita Collas-Monsod
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:33:00 02/05/2010

IN RESPONSE TO LAST WEEK’S COLUMN where I presented some incontrovertible facts regarding the ethics case against Sen. Manny Villar, I received an e-mail from one Danilo Suarez of Quezon City. He wrote: “Read your column re your take on C5 and Sen. Villar’s ‘involvement.’ In the interest of fairness, I exhort you, as a supporter of Sen. Villar, to also check his official website and his side on the matter. I trust you would put this out as you search for the truth …. Looking forward to reading about it in your column.”

My reply: “Dear Mr. Suarez, If there is anything erroneous in any of the statements of fact that were published in my column, please feel free to point them out, together with the documents you have that will allow me to verify that they are indeed erroneous. As you may have noticed, the A’s in my column can be verified by documents and uncontroverted statements from official sources, which I was very careful to cite, precisely so that readers like you can check them. I am certainly glad that Mr. Villar has aired his side on his website. That is his choice. It is mine to look at the government documents and the sworn testimony that are part of the Senate record. I look forward to Mr. Villar’s defending himself in a venue that allows for clarificatory questions and refutations. That is, after all, part and parcel of transparency and accountability that are so necessary for good governance. Regards.”

The Inquirer also forwarded me an e-mail from Ma. Nalen Rosero-Galang, who identifies herself as legal counsel for Senator Villar. I also received a paper titled “C-5 sound and fury: Is Monsod painting the full picture? Student rebukes professor” by Ricardo G. Barcelona of Spain, who identifies himself firstly as “a former student of Prof. Monsod,” before going on to reciting the rest of his impressive curriculum vitae. I am honored that he considers his being my former student (albeit a rebuking one) more important than the rest of his professional achievements.

For the most part, both Galang and Barcelona do not contest the facts presented in last week’s column. An exception is when Galang asserts that “There is no evidence whatsoever that the alignment of the C5 Road Extension was determined by Senator Villar, or that its alignment was changed in order that it should pass through the real estate properties of Senator Villar’s companies.” Excuse me, Ms Galang: May I remind you that per the Department of Public Works and Highways, Senator Villar conceptualized and initially funded both the CX-5 and the Las Piñas-Parañaque Link Road project. That is in black and white in the DPWH project feasibility studies.

Both do contest what I considered a reasonable conclusion: that since there was already an ongoing (MCTEP) linking C-5 to the Coastal Road, it was unnecessary (and therefore wasteful) to build a second one. Galang argues that both were necessary, given the “worsening traffic condition (sic) in Parañaque, Las Piñas and Cavite.” Barcelona argues that it was not a case of wastefulness, but rather of creating choices for motorists.

To Ms Galang: where in urban Philippines are traffic conditions not worsening? To Mr. Barcelona: MCTEP was conceived precisely to create choices for motorists. There already exists a current road network, toll-free, that will allow motorists to move from SLEX to the Coastal Road. MCTEP would give them the choice of going from point A to Point B more quickly—as long as they are willing to pay for the convenience. Giving motorists a third choice, in the context of competing demands on scarce resources, cannot be—never mind, should not be—defended. Giving motorists a third choice, while at the same time ensuring that the third-choice road passes through Villar-owned properties (I notice neither Galang nor Barcelona refuted the 50-52 hectare area involved), is even less defensible.

Then there is the matter of zonal valuation. Barcelona is correct to point out a seemingly inconsistent set of estimates: In my column, I stated (not suggested—it is a matter of arithmetic), that the Villar lots were acquired at an average price of P7,168/sq m while non-Villar properties went for P1,880/sq m. In my analysis for News on Q, which was earlier taped, the figures I gave were P11,520 and P2,922 respectively (not the P11,000 and P4,500 that Barcelona cites. Tsk.). Inconsistent? No. The P11,520 figure refers only to the properties that are directly Villar-owned. The P7,168 figure refers to direct properties and those in joint-venture with Villar companies. Please note that I used the lower figures in my column.

To Barcelona: Do not put words in my mouth. I was not suggesting that capital gains linked to proximity to public works should accrue to government. And there is a world of difference between the Hacienda Luisita issue and the Villar properties issue: (1) Noynoy Aquino probably owns less than 2 percent of Luisita, Villar owns 100 percent of his properties; and (2) Villar conceived and initially funded CX-5/LPPLP; Aquino had zilch to do with SCTEX. Tsk.

Moral of the story: Do not rebuke your teacher using insinuations and without full knowledge of the facts. My fault is that I didn’t teach him any better.

Finally, I cannot resist quoting Joker Arroyo, circa 1998: “So in the case of Speaker Villar, it is simple. If he wants to go/continue in business and deal with government financial institutions, he can do so but he cannot also be a congressman. If he wants to be a congressman, then he must not be in business which deals with the government. We have to pay a price.” Amen.

World Daily News / Re: The Pope can be sued?
« on: April 06, 2010, 12:00:29 AM »
unsa na man ni?  ikiha ba ang amahan kay nang-rape ang anak?  ikiha ba si tony blair kay nakapusil ug nakapatay ang british soldiers sa afghanistan, kosovo ug iraq?  o si george bush ba kaha?  some people just love to ride on the bandwagon.

Philippine Daily News / Re: Ateneo de Manila Speech Scandal
« on: April 05, 2010, 11:37:36 PM »
aaaargh.  what a speech of an ateneo cum laude and a wharton alum. 

« on: April 05, 2010, 11:08:46 PM »

he already did?  yes, bnc, the damage is irreparable.  besides, this is old hat.  too many actors, politicians and mediamen alike and heaven knows what and who else, have used this same trick.  do or say something controversial enough to elicit adverse reactions from a big group of people (a sector, an organization, advocates or, in our case, a nation) and voila!  one's name gets known and one's bankability can roll.  apologize later.  what's important is name recall; any news is good news anyway as long as one is remembered. 

that's why carolla's apology is insincere.  he may be a moron, but he's not insensate enough not to know before he opened his rotten mouth that what he was going to utter was meant to ridicule a people. 


paskang.  kalooy pod intawon.  hinaot unta nga di maing-ani ang gamayng body of water between panglao island and bohol mainland, kanang giagian sa duha ka causeway.  kay kun mauga gani na simbako lang, na, laing airport na pod ang himoon, o kaha ibalhin ang giplanohan nga reclamation.     

lizord si montano kay madala unja ang ijang pagka-artista sa pagka-gobernador.  arang, naa unjay mga karatolang dagko nga 'through the efforts of...', pero ang litrato, si montano nga naka-brief, kay sija ang poster boy sa warren briefs.

dugangan pa, kusog kuno ni manginjan.  artista gud, so star.  angay lang nga mohuwat ang mga peasants, say n'yo?  ug ang ijang asawa?  agaray!  manggawas unjag ahat ang mga xxx-rated nga gigukod jud ug maajo ni montano niadto pa aron mapapas ang tanan.  di na maatol ug gukod.  paskang makalilisang unja ang first lady sa bohol.  whether we like it or not, whether cesar is the best or not, there are a lot more things going when one aims for political leadership.

di baja daling mailad ang mga bol-anon.  kasagaran sa mga artistang dumadaog didto ra sa mga pongkay sa luzon... or so i believe.

Obituary / Re: My BFF passed away
« on: April 05, 2010, 03:11:30 PM »
i know ms nila itac.  so was i familiar with her late husband.  i shudder at the tests this mother and wife had been through.  her courage shines through.  my prayers for her only daughter's eternal peace.

LGU Philippines / Re: I'm so Sick and Tired
« on: April 05, 2010, 02:59:22 PM »
hehe.  dili, kay wa may plug ang mga mermaids.

« on: April 05, 2010, 02:57:54 PM »
that, i find sensible, lexmar.  di na lang unta sila maglinabayay ug hugaw sa kontra sa ilang gilabanan, no?  di bitaw sila ang milansar... 


hahaha!  RETURN, ms da binsi, RETURN!

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