Category Archives: corruption 101

Mayaman na kasi ang aking bayan

Written: Mar 13, 2014

Fact No. 1:
Section 18, Article 6 of the procurement law (RA 9184) states: “Specifications for the procurement of goods shall be based on relevant characteristics and/or performance requirements. Reference to brand names shall NOT be allowed.”

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Desalination

Occurred: Nov 2013
Written: Nov 12, 2013

  • Problema: Walang tubig na mainom ang mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda o ng lindol sa Bohol
  • Solusyon: Portable desalination plants
  • Ano ang desalination plant? Eto ay isang kagamitan na nagtatanggal ng asin mula sa tubig dagat upang ito ay pwedeng mainom ng mga tao. Papasok ang tubig dagat sa makina, ito’y maproproseso at voila! Paglabas ng tubig, pwede ng inumin ng tao ang tubig. Ito ang ginagamit ng mga malalaking barko at aircraft carriers ng US dahil nagtatagal sila ng ilang buwan sa laot. Ginagamit din siya ng mga bansang gaya ng Saudi Arabia.

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Makibaka! Huwag matakot!

Occurred: July 22, 2013
Written: July 23, 2013

Kaninang umaga, marami akong mga nababasang mga facebook posts na tumutuligsa sa mga pulis sa nakaraang SONA. Mangyari ay marami daw mga nasaktang mga rallyista. Bakit daw nila sinasaktan ang mga nagrarally?

Ngayon pa lang sasabihin ko na dati rin akong kasama sa mga rallies noon. I’m proud that I was a part of many rallies before and during the overthrow of ERAP. Pero napansin ko rin na malaki ang pinagkaiba ng mga rallies noon at ngayon. Isa na diyan ang nangyayaring kaguluhan ngayon.

Ano nga ba ang rally o public demonstration? Ito ay ang pagpapahayag ng ating hinaing, reklamo, suporta, o mensahe sa ating pamahalaan. Ito ay enshrined sa ating Bill of Rights (article III ng ating 1987 consitution). Para mas malinaw:

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me and my big mouth

Written: April 25, 2013

A short analysis. I’m pretty surprised why this idea has not floated yet.

  • A presidential candidate needs at least a billion pesos to fund a decent national campaign. This is a fact.
  • VP Binay is very open in admitting to have plans in running for presidency next election.
  • Out of the blue (and without any past government position and experience), Nancy is running for a Senate post. This is a fact.
  • A senator is entitled 200M of PDAF (pork barrel) per year. I repeat, PER YEAR. This is a fact.

Connect the dots people. Connect the dots…

Again, I’m so gonna die for this. Lols!

Excommunication starts in 5, 4, 3…

Occurred: Present
Written: March 1, 2013

Naglagay kamakailan ang isang simbahan sa Bacolod ng tarpaulin na nagsasabing huwag iboto ang mga kandidatong sumang-ayon sa RH law. Pinagsabihan sila ng Comelec na labag sa batas ang ginagawa nila dahil lumagpas sa itinakdang laki ang kanilang trapal. Kung hindi daw nila tatanggalin iyon, kakasuhan sila ng Comelec. Read the rest of this entry

US Presidential Election 101 – update

Occurred: Nov 7, 2012
Written: Nov 7, 2012

*Andito po ang nauna kong post tungkol sa election*

Tama uli ang hula analysis ko! Panalo si Barack Obama. 303-206 kasi di pa tapos ang bilangan sa Florida na may 29 electoral votes. Pero mas magaling si Nate Silver kasi tama ang prediction niya in 49 out of 50 states! Ang galing niya kasi may algorithm siyang ginagamit. Ako, sariling analysis o pagkakaintindi ko lang sa current issues (kagaya ng pag-analisa ko sa nakaraang impeachment judgement) kaya pwedeng pumalpak. Seriously, mas mataas talaga ang tsansang manalo sa election ng isang incumbent re-electionist. Saka hindi pa naman pinal yan kasi di pa tapos ang botohan ng electoral college. Sisiguraduhin na lang ng Democrats na loyal sa kanila ang mga electoral nominees nila. Hehe!

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US Presidential Election 101

Written: Oct 5, 2012

Officemate: Your country is really like America.
Apollo: In a way yes. You see, we were once a colony of the U.S. That’s why we love basketball even though we are not a tall race. We have a lot of McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Wendys and all that stuff.
Officemate: You even have the same form of government.
Apollo: Not really. We have the same structure but there’s some differences. For example, the US have a federal form of government but we have a central one. All power in my country emanates from Manila. That’s why we sometimes call it the Imperial Manila.
Officemate: Really?
Apollo: Sadly yes. But I’m proud to say that we directly choose our president. In your country, your representatives choose your prime minister. It is also different here.
Officemate: What? You’re wrong. They have election and they vote for the president here.
Apollo: Yes you are partially right. They elect their president here but that election is not for the president per se. They elect for the eletoral college electors. It is the electors who vote for the president.
Officemate: Really? *parang ayaw maniwala*
Officemate: How come did you know all these? I stayed here a lot longer than you.
Apollo: I read it from somewhere a long time ago. Years before I got here in the US.
Officemate: I can assume. Imagine, you’re the one telling me of news about my country. And you’re not even Indian!
Apollo: *demure smile. masarap sanang maging sarcastic kaso baka upakan ako.*
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