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You appreciate Filipinos' talent for turning things to crap when you look at old photos

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Edsa then known as Highway 54 (southbound):





Apple, Samsung, and Nokia in the scheme of things

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Photo of individuals of interest to the Marc Andre Marcos investigation

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[Click on image to enlarge] caption indicated on the Facebook photo page of Jose Vener Ibarra from which the above image was sourced:
Another picture of individuals of interest to the Marc Andre Marcos investigation. This recent picture is believed to be a picture of members of the Lex Leonum Fraternity.

Please help us identify these individuals. We need names but more importantly we need whereabouts/addresses.

If you are one of these individuals, we can also extend to you some help. We pray that you listen to your conscience.

Please email me at joseveneribarra@gmail.com or call your local police.




Is it normal to be smiling while taking photos at a wake?

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What is wrong with this picture?



[Photo courtesyNoynoy Aquino (P-Noy).]

A fundamental law of motion of social media

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What makes a Noynoy fan

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A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Noynoy fans.

Not really knowing what a Noynoy fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Juan..

The teacher asked Little Juan why he has decided to be different... Again.

Little Juan said, "Because I'm not a Noynoy fan."

The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Noynoy?" Juan said, "Because I'm a Nacionalista."

The teacher asked him why he's a Nacionalista. Little Juan answered, "Well, my Mom's a Nacionalista and my Dad's a Nacionalista, so I'm a Nacionalista."

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?"

With a big smile, Little Juan replied, "That would make me a Noynoy fan."


[NB: Based on an old Australian joke.]

Luis Villafuerte - the man who blocked Jesse Robredo's appointment as DILG Sec #salamatjesse

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More conflicting and anomalous accounts on the plane crash that killed Sec. Jesse Robredo #salamatjesse

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More questions are coming up as to what really happened in the minutes before the plane crash in which Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots died (and in which Robredo's aide Jun Abrazado survived).

The Inquirerreported that Abrazado "embraced the secretary as they braced for impact but Abrazado lost consciousness when he hit his head on the back of the seat in front of him as they hit water". Does someone who loses consciousness as a result of a blow to the head remember the specific cause of his loss of consciousness? According to an article published by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), people who suffer such a trauma or concussion "often cannot remember what happened immediately before or after the injury, and they may act confused." Furthermore, "a concussion can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and muscle coordination."

According to the Inquirer report, this was what supposedly happened as the plane sank:…

Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño's hypocritical extension of condolence to Jesse Robredo #salamatjesse #epalwatch

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Have I said enough already about the duplicity commies are famous for? Perhaps not yet. A press release issued by Malacañang today includes this statement from one of them:
Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teddy Casino said he sends his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Secretary Robredo.

“Secretary Jesse was an outstanding local chief executive and a very competent Department Secretary. He was one of the few Cabinet members who we truly respected and appreciated. We were witness to his compassion for the informal settlers whose violent demolitions we both tried to stop. His death is a big loss to the cause of good governance,” he said.
Funny that, considering some time ago, Casiño's politburo was reportedly calling for Robredo's head to be served on a platter...
Umapela ngayon si DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo sa mga kritiko na isantabi muna ang panawagang magbitiw ito sa puwesto habang hindi pa natatapos ang imbestigasyon ng Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC).

Sotto the Pimp

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Vicente “Tito” Sotto is no stranger to exploiting the ignorance of the common man. After all, his entire career from showbiz to politics has been nothing more than pimping “bread and circus”—just like Willie Revillame in Wowowee or whatever its latest version is on TV. By the way, I really enjoy watching the dancing girls around Willie for they indeed appeal to my basest instincts. The only difference is, Sotto has successfully pimped himself to the Senate; whereas, Willie has the decency to remain where he rightfully belongs.

As if to justify his political existence at an institution that is only perverted by his presence, Sotto pimps himself anew by pandering to the Almighty Catholic Church with an emotional performance, revealing “that he had an offspring who died due to complications which he believes arose from his wife, the actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto, having used birth control pills.” He went on to relate that it would have been the 37th death anniversary of his son.

Of course, So…

Early campaign while distributing relief goods to Manila flooding victims #epal

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How does this sort of garbage pile up in the middle of a residential area??

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Any body have any info on where this is?

Edwin Olivarez epals: The family that epals together, stays (in power) together

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[Photo creditVincent Lazatin.]

Aftermath of the habagat: triumphalist memes

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Yes, but is it idiot-proof and idiocy-proof? Is it negligence-proof and mediocrity-proof?  Apparently not!

I would think twice before brandishing such triumphalist slogans all over again.  The bottom line remains:We continue to wallow in our mediocrity and inability to change yet brandish this as "resilience".

This reminds me of a line from a classic song: "Oh when will they ever learn? Oh when will they ever learn?..."

Photo: President Aquino at NDRMMC earlier today

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President Benigno Aquino III, together with some members of his Cabinet, browses an iPad to monitor the effects of the week-long rains during a meeting at the NDRRMC headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Tuesday, August 7. 





















Photo courtesy: Dennis Sebastian

Filipinos too stupid to solve EDSA traffic jams

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Traffic on Metro Manila's main artery EDSA being jammed by public utility buses loading and unloading indiscriminately in the middle of the road. This is one of the obvious problems plaguing the country that Filipinos tend to be too stupid to do anything about.



[Photo courtesyBoylit de Guzman.]

Contraception leads to corruption - or so the Catholic Church claims.

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From a Facebook page:

 "The Catholic Church in its rally yesterday claimed that contraception leads to corruption. I tried to see a statistical basis for this assertion and gathered a few random countries' contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR, in percent) and corruption perception (rankings). It turns out that the Philippines, with the lowest CPR is the most corrupt, and countries with high CPRs (the U.S., Turkey, South Korea, Australia) were the least corrupt. What this means to me is that contraception is associated with the dissipation of corruption, contrary to what the Catholic clergy says."



I disagree with the statement that contraception and corruption are inversely correlated, i.e., more contraception leads to less corruption.  At the very least, though, it shows that a correlation, much less causality, between contraception and corruption has not been established.So much for that moronic argument of the Catholic Church.  They've got nothing left but to …

Filipino anti Reproductive Health rallyists scream 'No to Safe Sex'! #rhbill

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Tarpaulin seen at anti Reproductive Health Bill rally organised by the Catholic Bishops Congress of the Philippines today 4th August 2012: "Yes to Saved Sex, No to Safe Sex".



[Photo courtesy@dexterganibe.]

Now it makes sense: A large group of baboons is called a 'congress'

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Did you know a large group of baboons is called a congress?

Being President of the Philippines is a real pain! Ask Noynoy. #noynoying

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What's up with President Benigno Simeon "BS" Aquino III? Too much sun? Something up his bum? It's anyone's guess.