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February 20th, 2008 Comments off

During the recent Senate hearing of the NBN-ZTE deal, star witness, Jun Lozada said that Secretary Neri mentioned that GMA is EVIL, – “She is Evil”. Amidst affirmations of this “She is Evil” description made by Neri to GMA by more than four persons, Secretary Neri was quick to deny with a wimpy excuse that he couln’t remember saying it.

I know most of us need no extra evidence just to prove how Evil this Government is. But just for kicks, I tried a test to see how evil GMA can be, and this is what I get:

You Are 86% Evil

You’re the most evil person you know.
The devil is even a little scared of you!

Well, its okay for Neri to refute the result of this test. He can try it for himself.

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Happy Bday Maia!

February 14th, 2008 1 comment

It’s my baby Maia’s birthday today. Today she’s four years old.

maia_xmas.jpgHow she’d grown fast. Not only can she understand and obey orders, now Maia can perfectly understand situations as well. Yesterday, I wasn’t able to report to work because of a stomach discomfort. She watched over me the whole time while I was on bed. Without me telling her, she got her body warmer oil, the one we used for her when she had stomach aches. She gently applied it to my tummy and comforted me by saying, “it’s okay ama, it’s okay.” Then she snuggled by my side and wrapped her little arms around my shoulders, as if to comfort and assure me that everything’s going to be alright.

Time flies fast and soon in the blink of an eye my baby will be a baby no more. But even then, I will always remember how she looked the very first minutes after she was born. I looked at her, and she winked at me – as if saying, “hello ama, it’s okay ama, everything’s gonna be alright.”

My dearest Maia, on your birthday and through all eternity, I wish you a wonderful life.



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What Tarot Card I Am

February 11th, 2008 3 comments

You are The Emperor

Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person.

The Emperor is the great authority figure of the Tarot, so it represents
fathers, father-figures and employers. There is a lot of aggression and violence

The Emperor naturally follows the Empress. Like an infant, he is filled with enthuiasm, energy, aggression. He is direct, guileless and all too often irresistible. Unfortunately, like a baby he can also be a tyrant. Impatient, demanding, controlling. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow, sitting on a throne that indicates the solid foundation of an Empire he created, loves and rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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A night at the Gallery

February 5th, 2008 Comments off

Last night I was in the gallery of the Plenary hall of the House of Representatives to watch the season ending of the soap opera, “The House that JDV Built” (billed in Pilipino as, “Bakit ngayon ka lang”) and the premiere showing of the new season series of “How to win a House and Lot”, locally billed as “Tumakbo kang Hubad sa Mundong Ibabaw.” The plenary hall’s gallery was jampacked by a crowd of people of various persuasions and interests; the media, political pressure groups, business contractors, business contractors and business contractors. All eagerly waiting for an outcome that will lead for the betterment or end of their respective agenda in the House.

I just went there to see for myself how a House supposedly composed of men and women having the title of Honorable affixed to their names, divide their own house along the lines of, well what else but their own selfish interests. Once again, the event last night in Congress affirmed the old adage, that in Politics there are no permanent friends or enemies only permanent interests. Amidst all the rethorics of change, reform, what have you, one can simplify what every Congressman/woman was saying…“goodbye joe, dito muna ako sa bagong majority para steady maligaya funds ko from the palace”“dapat iretain si joe, paano na lang ang Chairmanship ko sa Committees.” You see, when one votes Yes for the ouster of JDV and that vote won (which it did), one automatically becomes a member of the Majority…and the perks for being with the Majority are aplenty.

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Sam Was Here!!

February 5th, 2008 Comments off

My Lakbayan grade is C+!

How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

The blue spots on the Philippine map shows the places that I’ve been to, been once or more, just passed by, etc… My Grade on being “Latagaw” (wanderer) is C+, a dismal performance for someone claiming to be Samuel Bilibit…hehehe… Try it and smile, seeing how alien you are to your own country.

Found this lakbayan map on Bambit. Thanks Darling.

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An Apple for the Soul

February 3rd, 2008 1 comment

On my first months working in the House of Representatives, I noticed that most Congressmen carry with them a MacBook. Of course they can afford to buy one or even a dozen of MacBooks, but for them perhaps it wouldn’t make any difference if they pick the apple or some other brand. They really wouldn’t bother, they just buy it like the stuff they love to buy during elections.

I just hope that they get the chance to watching this new MacBook Air commercial with the song, New Soul by French-Israeli singer and songwriter, Yael Naim. The commercial and its song gave me a feeling like I’m being transported into a world where there are no politicians…hehehe

Wish I could have one of that Macbook Air someday. Oh and, just on the side, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple is a brother Freemason from Charity Lodge No. 362, Campbell, California.

Here’s that Apple’s Macbook Air “New Soul” Commercial, relax and enjoy, its a good Apple for the soul:

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And our next speaker is…

February 3rd, 2008 Comments off

jdv.jpgThere’s this fuss about the seemingly inevitable change in the House leadership. JDV’s position as Speaker of the House is now being challenged by no less than his allies in the house under the pro-administration rainbow alliance dominated by the LAKAS-NUCD-CMD and the KAMPI.

In the frontline to oust JDV are the two Presidential sons, Honorables Mikey and Dato, acting like Mafia bambinos out to settle a score for a family’s trampled honor. It can be remembered that just recently JDV’s son, Joey, opened a can of worms that exposed once again how rotten the first family is, especially its patre de famiglia.

Thats how politics work in the Philippines. Everybody knows that it has become one big family business. Today’s Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Editorial, aptly describes the present brouhaha:

“To be sure, politics, like any occupation, will result in bruised egos and grudges. This shouldn’t prevent the public, though, from recognizing that at the heart of the ongoing quarrel over the leadership of the House is a mafia mentality that seems to have possessed the First Family and the inability of a Speaker—who is more willing to sacrifice his son for personal political gain—to match rhetoric with action.”

Even if Congressmen change the Speaker of the House as fast as they change their loyalties, cars or bimbos, whats in it for the people, would it effect change in their lives? Like our Presidents, a new Speaker of the House will only be as good as the last one – or worst.

It’s a tweedledum and tweedledee.

(JDV Photo taken from Yahoo Images)

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