Friday, May 28, 2010

A Repost From Anna Valmero of

QUEZON CITY – Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza, prominent leaders of Leftist militant groups, made a “big mistake” when they ran for senator alongside Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., according to political analyst Mon Casiple.

The younger Marcos, the only son of former president Ferdinand Marcos, has been proclaimed senator heralding the Marcoses’ comeback to political power. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos was also elected Ilocos Norte congressman while daughter Imee won as provincial governor.

Ocampo and Maza, who ran with Marcos under Manny Villar’s Nacionalista Party, both lost in their senatorial bids. Ocampo and Maza are serving in Congress as respective party list representatives of Bayan Muna and Gabriela.

“Isang malaking mistake yun ng kaliwa. Nawala sila ng pagkakataon na merong sana mag-expose ng Marcos records during the 20-year dictatorship. Hindi nila pwedeng i-brought up ang Marcos wealth abuses noong panahon precisely because katabi nila si Bongbong habang nagkakampanya,” Casiple says, referring to Ocampo and Maza.

This inability to speak about their anti-Marcos sentiments during the campaign proved to be a weakness, according to Casiple. On the other hand, Bongbong Marcos ran a more sound campaign.

“Ang focus ng tao nasa presidential candidates. And the Marcos issue never came up dahil yung posibleng magdala niyan na mga taga-kaliwa ay kasama din niya,” says Casiple. “Sa marami sa Left, ang justice sa Marcos victims ay usapin ng prinsipyo. Walang inaaming kasalanan ang Marcos family hanggang ngayon.”

Casiple also points out that younger voters, which comprise a major portion of those who voted on May 10, are largely unfamiliar about Martial Law, which worked to Marcos’ advantage.

“Bongbong comes across as somebody na bata, pogi, magaling ang ideya but they didn't remember na yan si Bongbong was part of the Marcos regime. And the fact that the Senate elections is based on name recall, Marcos was able to benefit from it, along with re-electionists and scions of political dynasties,” he says.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

A Repost From GMA News.TV

Lacson has lost chance to reopen Dacer-Corbito probe

Panfilo Lacson, the fugitive senator who escaped before a Manila court ordered his arrest early this year, could no longer ask for a reinvestigation into the November 2000 killings of veteran publicist Salvador “Bubby" Dacer and driver Emmanuel Corbito.

The senator had exhausted all legal remedies by failing to show up when the department was still doing the preliminary investigation into the twin killings, Department of Justice assistant chief state prosecutor Richard Fadullon said Sunday.

“The period to file a petition for review [before the Justice Secretary] should have been done 10 days after the resolution was received by his lawyers. Otherwise the resolution becomes final," he said.

On Jan. 7, the department filed double-murder charges against Lacson before the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 18, which was handling the pending Dacer-Corbito double murder case.

The senator, however, boarded a plane to Hong Kong two days earlier – according to Bureau of Immigration records – before authorities lost track of him.

Lacson has a standing arrest order from Philippine authorities.

The Interpol was tapped by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to help track him down.

On the other hand, Justice Secretary Alberto Agra said it is up to the court to order another preliminary probe into the Dacer-Corbito killings should Lacson seek one.

Judge Myra Garcia-Fernandez, who used to preside over the case, was appointed early this year to the Court of Appeals.

Her replacement is yet to be named.

“It’s up to the court now to proceed with the trial… I believe in the independence of the judiciary. Let the procedure take place," Agra said.

The senator fled the country on January 5, two days before he was charged with the double murder. About than a month later, Fernandez ordered Lacson’s arrest.

In an earlier statement, Lacson said he fled the country to escape what he called an evil conspiracy between MalacaƱang and the DOJ.

Lacson was a staunch critic of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration, and had exposed several alleged anomalies implicating members of her family. —VS, GMANews.TV

Reposted From GMA News TV

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Repost From Reuters

Pacquiao relaxes blood test stance on Mayweather bout

MANILA - Manny Pacquiao would be willing to take a blood test 14 days prior to a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr, local media reports said, edging the two men regarded as the world's best pound-for-pound boxers closer to a showdown.

Talks between the fighters' camps stalled earlier this year over Pacquiao's refusal to agree to Mayweather's demands for Olympic-style random drug testing, with the Filipino saying he did not want blood drawn from him too close to a fight.

"Fourteen days is okay with me, as long as isn't done on the day of the fight, and only the right amount of blood will be drawn from me," Pacquiao told Filipino media.

Pacquiao's compromise could bring the two camps back to the negotiating table for a fight many feel would have the potential to be the sport's richest ever.

Since talks broke down, Mayweather eased to a decisive points victory over fellow American Shane Mosley earlier this month in a welterweight non-title bout that drew 1.4 million pay-per-view buyers.

That followed Pacquiao's mauling of Ghana's Joshua Clottey in March. The seven-weight champion has since been elected to congress back home and will need to fit his training regime in with parliament sessions after being sworn in on June 30.

However, Pacquiao believes he is perfectly capable of being able to pursue both a boxing and political career.

"I will attend sessions in the morning until afternoon then I go to the gym around 4 or 5 p.m.," Pacquiao told the Manila Bulletin.

"I will stay in the country during training camp then with two weeks before the fight, I will fly to the U.S."

Reposted From Reuters

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Repost From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

TV5 executive: No offer was made to Willie Revillame

TV5 executive: No offer was made to Willie Revillame
Slideshow: Showbiz Photos

Controversial TV host Willie Revillame surprised everyone when he agreed to an exclusive taped interview on TV5's Paparazzi aired last Sunday, May 17.

Willie has been on indefinite leave from his noontime show in ABS-CBN, Wowowee, for almost two weeks now. The TV host's decision to take an indefinite leave was caused by Jobert Sucaldito's negative comments about the previous batch of contestants in one of Wowowee segments.

In the TV5 interview, Willie admitted that he has not yet decided on whether or not he will return to Wowowee. He said, "Pinag-aaralan ko lahat, pinag-iisipan ko lahat. Kumbaga, kinakausap ko rin sarili ko. Dapat kausapin mo rin. Ano ba ang gusto mong gawin? Ano pa ba ang gusto mong gawin sa buhay mo?" (CLICK HERE to read related article,)

It may be recalled that during the last sortie of presidential aspirant Manny Villar, Willie was quoted as saying: "Natatakot akong mawalan ng trabaho? Pag magaling ka, may bilib ka sa sarili mo, at mabuti kang tao, 'wag kang matakot. May kukuha sa 'yo. Ba't ako matatakot? Isa lang ba ang channel?" (CLICK HERE to read related article.)

After these statements and his interview with Paparazzi, many observers started speculating that Willie might move to TV5.

WILLIE IS NOT TRANSFERRING. In an exclusive phone interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) yesterday afternoon, May 18, TV5 head for Creative and Entertainment Perci Intalan said these talks have reached their office. However, he denied that Willie is transferring to their network.

"Of course, people have been speculating, naririnig din naman namin 'yon," he said. "Pero marami namang nag-i-speculate kung sino-sino ang lilipat sa amin, di ba? Right now, we're very flattered kasi people recognize now that we're a major player. Pero wala rin naman kaming contact kay Will 'til that point, noong interview na 'yon."

Intalan also expressed gratitude to Willie, on behalf of TV5, for giving them the exclusive interview.

"Parang we feel honored that he allowed us to interview him na exclusive, na pinagkatiwalaan niya kami to be the network that airs his first interview after the issue, di ba? But you know, to be fair rin sa kanya, he knows it's a sensitive issue. 'Yong interview lang na 'yon ang contact namin sa kanya."

GETTING THE INTERVIEW. Intalan also clarified that Willie's interview on Paparazzi was not meant to create speculation. It was conducted so they could connect it to the new segment they created for TV5's musical-variety show, P.O.5. (Party On 5).

Intalan explained, "When we were able to get an exclusive interview with Willie, malaking pasalamat namin. From way back, nagko-conceptualize na kami ng bagong segment called 'Musikat' [for P.O.5] kung saan babaliin namin yung arrangement ng mga sikat na songs to get a different version. Kasama dito sina Jay Durias [musical director of P.O.5], Bituin Escalante, Jan Nieto, Apple Chiu [a former contestant of Philippine Idol], among others.

"Naisip namin, okay si Willie kasi sikat nga yung mga songs n'ya. Tapos sabi namin, 'Why don't we try to interview him and do a feature on Willie to set the number up?' Tapos nangyari ang issue na 'yon. So, nagbakasakali kami...since hindi naman siya ganun ka-busy sa election..."

This led to seeking the help of Paparazzi host Cristy Fermin, a close friend of Willie.

Intalan recalled, "Humingi kami ng tulong kay Cristy Fermin and maybe she could do a feature on Paparazzi, di ba? 'Itong P.O.5, may bagong version ng mga kanta ko.' Parang ganun, parang endorsement lang. We were fortunate na close si Cristy at saka si Willie, so pumayag siyang magpa-interview. Doon na 'yon, na-interview namin siya."

Is TV5 planning to meet with Willie in the future?

Intalan said they haven't contacted Willie after the interview. "He went away rin naman kasi...parang pumunta siya ng Macau. And, of course, we can't really do anything unless ma-resolve 'yong situation ni Willie sa ABS-CBN," he added.

The executive added that TV5 is aware that Willie is still with ABS-CBN.

"As far as we understand, he still obviously has a contract with ABC-CBN. So, nirerespeto naman namin 'yon. So, beyond the interview, wala na rin kaming contact," Intalan said.

To clear the issue, Intalan reiterated that TV5 has not made any offer to Willie. He also hopes that the issue between the TV host and his home network would be resolved soon.

"Sa ngayon, wala naman kaming contact with each other. We don't even know kung gusto niyang mangyari 'yon [transfer]. Kami, ang alam namin, may kontrata siya [with ABS-CBN] and alam mo naman sa showbiz, may mga di pagkakaunawaan and after a week of two, mare-resolve rin naman. The point is, we were granted an interview and ang alam ko nag-uusap na sila [Willie and ABS-CBN executives]."

Reposted From PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Repost From ABS-CBN News

Manny Pacquiao meets with Noynoy Aquino

Manny Pacquiao meets with Noynoy Aquino

Sen. Benigno Aquino II with Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee, May 18, 2010

Sen. Mar Roxas with Pacquiao and wife

Sen. Aquino and Jake Joson, member of Pacquiao's staff

MANILA, Philippines – Sarangani Province Congressman-elect and 7-division world champion Manny Pacquiao met with presidential frontrunner Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Liberal Party on Tuesday evening.

The Filipino boxing icon paid a visit to the Aquino family residence along Times Street in West Triangle, Quezon City for around 2 hours.

This was confirmed by Aquino campaign spokesperson Atty. Edwin Lacierda. He said the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion was accompanied by his wife, Jinkee.

“Nag-usap kami mga 45 minutes… okay naman,” Pacquiao told ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo in a telephone interview. “Kuwentuhan lang paano tutulungan ang bayan.”

Pacquiao told reporters upon his arrival in Manila early Tuesday that he has several projects in mind for his province and the country.

He said he wants to help the Philippines win its first Olympic gold medal. He also wants to provide livelihood programs to fishermen and farmers in Sarangani Province.

Pacquiao supported one of Aquino’s rivals, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr, for the May 10 polls.

A television advertisement for Villar even featured Pacquiao seemingly alluding to Aquino's lackluster record in government.

This caused some friction in his friendship with Aquino’s sister, actress and television host Kris Aquino.

But Kris announced Tuesday night that she has made up with the pound-for-pound king.

Reposted From ABS-CBN News

Monday, May 10, 2010

Daya-Logs Part 3

Hay sarap matulog pagkatapos maglaro

Itong mga stuffed toys ko, kasimputi ko rin

Dear tulog ang mga bata, tara sa kwarto, hehehe

Sasakay kami ni EJ sa helicopter, diyan muna kayo, lol

Ate sa tingin mo kaya nating paputukin itong kanyon ?
Oo sabi eh. Ayaw kasing gumising ni Champ at Chelea, lol

Hehehe, ako ang pinakabatang soccer player sa America, say nyo?

Ate, ako naman ay matutulad kay Kobe Bryant, lol

Ang sarap maglaro sa snow, magisa kayo sa inggit na nasa Pinas, lol

Ang tagal namang paandarin ni daddy ang eroplano,
Kotse ito EJ, hindi eroplano

Justine akin na yan
Hindi kuya, pam baby lang ito

Ang sarap mag date na hindi kasama ang mga bata ano?
Check in muna tayo dear

Ganito ang pagsayaw Justine
Hindi pa ako pwedeng sumayaw kuya, gumagapang pa lang ako

Ganito ang itsura nang constipated na baby, sige iri pa, mmmmph

Marunong na akong mag toothbrush kaya lang ayaw
magkasya sa bibig ko

Para akong si Julia Roberts sa get up kong ito, sey nyo

Dear bibili lang ako nang pasalubong sa mga bata

Ito ang close up nang papalit kay Brad Pitt paglaki ko

Ang cute cute naman nang Rylie ko, manang mana sa ina, lol
Si mommy naman, nagsasabi nang tutuo

Hindi ako ang nagbasag nang salamin, si Justine yun

Ang cute cute nang anak ko, mana sa mommy niya

Mag relax muna tayo mga anak habang wala pa ang daddy ninyo

Paano ba patugtugin ito kuya?

Nakakainis naman, palaging si Justine ang bida

Ganito kami magbonding ni Jake, hehehe, lol

Mas maganda itong kotse namin, hindi ba ate?

Wow, ang sarap naman nang pagkain ko, lugaw, lol

Hehehe, mamatay kayo sa inggit taga Pinas, snow holiday kami dito, lol

Ang lamig, ang sarap mag group hug, lol

Mommy nakakagapang na ako, lol

Gagawa tayo nang snowman Akesha
Lakihan mo daddy

Wheeeeeee, ang sarap maglaro sa snow

Kuha ito sa Pinas, me welcome cake ako, lol

Walang hihingi, grrrr! Akin lang ito

Wow, isang buong cake para sa akin lang

Paano kaya gagawin ito?

Mommy juice ba yan o alak?

Pinagkaguluhan ako sa Pinas nung dumalaw kami
Para akong superstar duon, sey nyo

Ako naman pinagkakaguluhan sa Japan, hehehe

Peace man peace
Mommy ano ba ang gagawin natin dito?

Ito ang paborito kong laruan, spaceship, lol

Daddy, nagmi Mickey Mouse face ka na naman diyan
Naaalala ko kasi nung bata pa ako Rylie

Siya ang maganda kong dentista, hehehe, lol

Iba ibang kuha ni Anzu sa Japan

Mommy lumulutang ako, parang sa Exorcist

Ewan ko sa inyo, pero ako kakain na lang dito

Huwag nyo akong pansinin, bad mood lang ako

Parang naulit ang kuha dito ah?

Sana magkita tayo Akesha para makapaglaro tayo

Ako matutulog muna dito

Ako tulog na, zzzzzzzz

Ako kagigising lang at gusto kong gumapang

Huwag ninyong ipapakita sa akin ito pag laki ko, dyahe

Para akong reyna dito, ang dami kong alahas

Ang cute ko noh?

Ako ang pinaka cute sa lahat, hehe

Bah, cute din naman ako ah?

Giddiyap daddy kabayo, hihihi

Ganito kami kasaya ni Fifi

Bah, masaya din kami ni Justine pag naglalaro kami

Sa mga mommy na tunay na nagmamahal sa kanilang mga baby, ito ang regalo ko sa inyo. Happy Mother's Day sa inyong lahat.