Monday, October 22, 2007

Philippines: 'Fear, Not Bombs, Terror's Worst Weapon'

8:25 p.m. Philippine National Police, in a counter-terrorism primer emailed to journalists today, written by Chief Superintendent Augusto P Angcanan, Jr., say that speculation and political discord after a terror attack works to help those who seek to create chaos in the Philippines." It is very important for all of us, including the public, to have a clear understanding of what terrorism is and how it works." [more]

Remembering other ‘Makati Bombings’

The Makati Bombing Inquiry continues; I chose to call it still a bombing as theory’s of a accidental explosion may yet prove to be part of the overall impact of destruction in the area. - this was originally a comment on ‘Coffee with Amee’ -but I decide to make it a post of my own.
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Estrada pardon will mean: “full civil and political rights”- RP DOJ

October 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Acting Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera said today the government will study the request of former President Joseph Estrada for unconditional presidential pardon. Sec. Devanadera was reacting to the letter of the former president to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, through his lawyers led by Atty. Jose B. Flaminiano, stating that in the “highest national interest, to which […]

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

If ABC - Capitol Cities -Disney, had it's taste of Pinoy anger and petitions over the 'treatment' of Philippine Doctors.

AOL - Time Warner and its outfit Comedy Central are about to get a bit 'whacked ' I predict, for a slur versus three women world leaders.

So, no not once but twice fil-am's are upset over TV shows in the U.S.A., and perhaps even in two other countries - as a comedy central report on the daily show, bashed three of the worlds leading Woman Leaders.

Comedy Central is after-all a Joke - patterned on a newscast - it is filled with Saturday Night Live - like skits - passed off as news. It has had spin-off's and some success.

The show has been also sued, numerous times and had to apologize a lot went they go too far.

I think 'all in good fun is via bad taste - the motto - or show mantra.

Names of those hit this time, were Golda Mier, Margarette Thatcher, and yes, the Philippines own Corazon Aquino.

John Stewart, the daily show's host did seem to flinch at the end of the segment - there was no side comment or wisecrack - where in a comedian - portraying a brainless reporter - in a segment produced by Lindsey Crystal - and edited by - Einer Westerlund, or at least thats what is says on the skit graphics - which is adult comedy and irreverent about everything - but in my opinion it went way too far.

There are people in this world who have earned respect and done things for humanity that inspire, stand up for something decent, and show producers, its hots, editors, and writers, they do not like that.

They live to demean, destroy, dehumanize - all in the name of humor. They know not themselves how to be soemthing better than they are - so to make up for thier lously lives. They try and pull down the world with them into the pig-pen of despair, they call thier lives.

To people like this, hat sometimes things can be made better if one has, the will to work for it, and ability to strive and even in the face of great odds, succeed.

Is to them, unacceptable, that is why they are a joke themselves. brainless, remorseless, uncaring and insensitive.

They tell the world - don't have hero's we will destroy them - Don't have faith, be like John Stewart and be a Godless mud-sucker who spits out filth for all the world to laugh at.

Yes, they can be like John Stewart, and burn down all that is good in the name of humor and wit and make no other purpose in this world than to enrich themselves at the expense of making fun and ridiculing others.

It perhaps its because Stewart, has never done anything in this world in the name of human suffering. He laugh or makes jokes about Buirma's plight, He makes jest at killings of scores by blackwater, he does nothing but try and pass off all that is bad in the world with a lught. Why? because he and his cast of crazies, can't take it upon themselves to do anything that might make reality to real for themselves to see, feel, smell, taste, and view what really happens.

Because of the world did that- they would see that all he is making fun off - is the people themselves - one laugh at a time for all the misery that is there.

And 'Good people' and God and Country -never mind whose country - or what religion, its all fair game - to demean and destroy. Why? Because it make him and his producers feel good.

Yes, He is the happy global village idiot, who hopes people will be - silly enough - to laugh at his jokes-

When he and his team are rendering anyone or anything he and his staff can produce to be laughed, shamed, and brought dishonor upon. They are happiest.
Honor, that perhaps is not a word Mr. Stewart and his crew no nothing about, dignity, the human condition that so makes them nothing more than a bunch of heckling jackals that laugh and snicker to know they are alive.

There are great comedians, Mr. Stewart, is no longer one of them. He is like a fool who cannot see people are not laughing with him - but slowly- at him.

There are those who make fun of others and do it in good taste, there are those who take some time and think out what the impact of the actions they do will mean after they have written it.

And then, there is the daily show. In this particular segment, they malign three women of substance, for what?

Because perhaps their own lives are so full of nothing but the THT and Prozac in their veins to function.

They have never fought a battle, never sought to make a people free, never stood up for anything they could not piss down on except there brand of gutter humor that is only lughed at because of canned laughter - and - cued crowds by signs in the audiance can be cued along to what they think is fun. Kind of like the Nazi brownshirts tactics of using sick laughter to demean and destroy all those they wanted to - in - order to make sure no one knew that they were really evil.

Is the show Evil? No, maybe not, it has a evil intent though - like so many - to dehumanize people, to ridicule and render all but their own as the path and way.

Stewart's show, I actually found out, when I was watching this particular skit, and trying to be objective, that a young child looked at it and asked me.

'Why are those people laughing? its not funny?,' and, he walked away - I had written a blog in the hopes of trying to at least show- hey - look another jerk on American TV hates the rest of the world so badly he'll destroy all the icons of those who have been leaders- perhaps- because guys like Stewart and his people themselves cannot lead.

But only follow the dictates of whatever sick drug induced perversion filled brain wrote for them and created them to be. Sad, no hopes? No feeling of having seen the real world.

Stewart's a joke filled showbiz view of the world, is a dangerous one - it makes fun of the world so he and his producers can destroy anything good, decent, and well meaning?

And why? Not for some notion that it is humor, no it is subversion in its worst form. He destroys peoples hero's, Nations hero's, why because he hates his own country so much.

Now, the portion in questions happens, when the 'comedian' while getting a pap smear - the host of the segment proceeds to read of the names of the list of 'girl' leaders, her temr not mine - and talking about their work Golda for standing up to Egypt's armies, Thacher for facing down communists, and Aquino - for standing up to dictators.

But on the screen as pictures roll down on the reports laptop, is where it get way below the belt, literally - Mier had a derogatory word, a insult scrawled above her face, Baroness Thatcher, had her head put on the body 'cut and pasted' over a panty less pop tart star -

The Philippines former President Aquino was labeled as is pictured below.

All of this deserves a apology!

‘Cory’ on Comedy Central

This one while distateful, perhaps in the name of comedy might too bad, but all the images that came before it in the 'comedy' showed nothing worth really seeing:

Women leaders row on comedy central skit

Laptop view from segment

I debated about putting the image of what they did to Mrs. Thatcher - but just don't have the heart to do it. Why, because I have one.

Because I believe in something, because I will not try and make a point by stooping so low as to attempt to demean a woman honored so many times by a libelous image.

I am not British, but I must say, any leader who did even half of what Baroness Thacher did for England deserves better. They should fire whoever did this segment!


Not an apology - This goes too far if wardrobe malfunctions that got a fine from the FCC - perhaps even a suspension might be the case here.

But, we all know it won't happen, the networks make too much money and Stewarts show which is the best propaganda show, the opposition democrats have will never be axed while it is 'popular.'

But total irreverence - total disregard for all decency is what the show is built on.

They did spare Indira Ghandi and Benzanir Bhuto, perhaps because they know Pakistani's and Indian's have Nukes.

In the case of Mrs. Aquino, the comment of the four letter word written so calously across he picture could only have come from an ignorant writer who - just does not know what happened here in the Philippines 25 years on now.

But, I nominate the writers of this segment and even John Stewart - to the hall of the international shame if one existed.

You were not funny here. It was insulting. It went too far - this segment Mr. Stewart was not funny at all.

I used to like the show - I will not be watching anymore.

Hey, like they care, I'm just one viewer... yet I hope a few others do the same.

On another note - I remember the first time CNN International aired the daily show of comedy central - I was on duty at the desk of ABS-CBN in Manila - and - I actually had to call CNN in Atlanta to let them know that night many years ago - I had received a few dozen phone calls complaining about the show then.

Some people went to CNN that night only to find Stewarts show instead of news - and felt slighted or even angry.

The humor then, was a little too much for an International audience that didn't 'get it' right away.

Since then i hear they have improved but still it get a few hundred complaints - but - they are trained to be insensitive, heartless, and , to think everything in life is joke.

Yet, someday, the laughing will stop. Til then they'll make loads of money making fun of everything - and everyone.

Desperate Housewives was harmless compared to this - I suggest fil-am's and others dust of the petition for ABC and do another one perhaps?

If you want to complain - not that it will mean much - the link is below.

But, better yet, perhaps someone can write the MTRCB and just ban the show from Philippine airwaves and cable for a month.

Perhaps it'll be meaningless in overall world of the likes of Comedy Central, perhaps they'll even make a joke about or two.

But many will not be laughing, all those people they have hurt all these years - all those twisted lies and inuendo of making the worlds mot horrible disasters, atrocities, and destruction into something to make a little less serrious the thoughts of a world - when it really needs the ideals and dreams and inspiration of the women they so badl demeaned.

John, you are not funny, you are inhuman.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

RP Gaming Industry: Are Some Malls becoming Casino’s?

October 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Gambling, albeit legal in many places in person and on-line in some countries - is still a vice. Yet, one need not go too far to find it. Most of the Malls in the capital boast now of ‘real time’ slot machine like - Computer based bingo machine parlors - some are quite packed - licensed by PAGCOR - the twenty or thirty machines boast of large progressive jackpots in the hundreds of thousands of pesos. It’s legal, legit, and, often well run. Major mall chains have them, and they seem to do quite well - the owners - players of any game of chance learn the house wins most of the time - the hard-way!

It can be an addiction and can and should have support groups for those who want to stop or control the urge to ‘go for broke’: most who gamble heavily I’ve seen end up that way - broke.

Gambling in the Philippines is a huge business - both the legal and illicit.

Aside from lottery, casino, slot machine and poker machine parlors and ‘membership club’ casinos. Now, the linked bingo halls and bingo machine parlors that are in nearly every major shopping mall in the Philippine capital rake in large amount for PAGCOR . The state run gaming company.

So, the wild days of illegal ‘video carera’ machines and illegal gaming parlors are long gone really - they can’t compete- but they do still exist - but- mostly with 18 gaming casino’s in metro manila scores of venues from off track betting, to on-line ’sabong ‘ cockfighting gaming. Manila and other major cities like Cebu and Angeles and Olongapo and Subic -

A recent study I saw shows that the Philippines boasts of more gaming machines than Macao. Which is supposed to be Asia’s gambling capitol.

But, resources for problem gaming are rare - there is no local chapters for example of Gamblers Anonymous - Anyhow for those interested here’s a link:

Gamblers Anonymous Official Home Page

A fellowship support group for compulsive gamblers. - 4k - Cached - Similar pages
20 Questions -
Recovery Program -
Gamblers Anonymous … -
Q and A -
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Well, its no strange thought that the number one group fighting versus on-line gaming is based in Las Vegas - if there’s anything casino’s hated the prospect of as well as the US government was the idea that gambling could be done at home and nearly untaxed on the Internet.

A RICO case has been filed by the US Attorneys office in Utah - versus a group based in ironically in Nevada and Utah- engaged in web based gaming- with ties to the Philippines has been allegedly busted in the US state of Utah - the crime was engaging in internet based gambling.

[]”..Las Vegas Residents, Utah Companies Tied To Internet Gambling
MyFox Utah, Ut - Defendants also channeled Western Union wire transfers through the Philippines. The 34-count indictment includes charges of racketeering conspiracy, ” []

The USA banned Internet gambling for very good reasons - aside from it does not like the competition - legal casinos pour hefty tax revenue for the Federal Government - primarily the concern was that kids and teenagers were heavy into the on-line games.

Credit card companies also were very happy to see the sites go banned and be able to stem unpaid charges often denied to those of card holders who often claimed they had been ID grabbed. Unless they won… Also in the mix is the very problematic situation of underage gaming.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Philippines: Corruption Scandal Ends National Broadband Project

4:00a.m. Manila-- Announced from China, while on a state visit, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo, canceled a $330 million dollar project between Beijing and Manila. The 'ZTE-NBN Deal,' had been the subject of a prolonged opposition instigated investigation, amidst allegations of corruption, bribery, and alleged kickbacks. The Philippine President formally has 'shelved' the project. [more]

'China-Philippine ties strong' Chinese President Hu Jintao ' China Wants Joint Corruption Probe'

Desperate petition

Fil-Am Anger: Desperate Housewives’ Slur vs. Filipino Medical Schools

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Kevin Nadal, who lists himself as a ‘Filipino Performance Artist/ Activist,” is upset it seems over ‘a line’ in the TV show ABC TV show desperate housewives. about Philippine Medical Schools - obviously he hasn’t been to Manila recently, nor maybe heard about the last nursing exams which led perhaps to this unkind of comment […]

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