Lunes, Agosto 27, 2018

Jailed Col. could Answer Lost Pay of Pinoy Cadets Abroad

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The court martial’s conviction of Army Lt. Colonel Hector Maraña, treasurer of the cadets of the Philippine Military Academy, his eventual dismissal from the service, and his trip to the slammer in Muntinlupa as ordered recently by President Rodrigo Duterte could probably answer the complaints of Filipino foreign military cadets in the U.S particularly at the United States Military Academy and South Korea about their deprived allowances the PMA owed them.
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Cashiered Army Lt. Colonel Hector Maraña
   In my previous column’s Filipino Cadets BareSad Plights at West Point I wrote that USMA Second Class Cadet Jesson Peñaflor whined that he and his fellow- West Point, New York based cadet have to pay each $2,000 (P105, 270.00) their education and training supplies and equipment at USMA before they trudge their four years military and academic courses.
A Filipino in a military academy in South Korea wrote: “We are 15 here in Korea, sir. Three cadets are sent to the army air force and the naval academy (sic) every year here, sir and three are at the language institute studying the required language, sir. There are also cadets in Japan, Australia and Canada, sir. Every one of us are experiencing the same thing, sir but for the service we want to give in the future we are trying to keep ourselves firm and strong so none of us will even think of quitting and leaving the service,” one of the 15 cadets, who asked for anonymity, said.

Martes, Agosto 21, 2018

Federalism Will Bring Us to the Dogs


In case it will be favorably acted, will the Federal Constitution bring this impoverished and rambunctious country to Nirvana instead of hell as based on the poor financial capacity of the country and the downgrades it awaits with credit watchdogs?
According to the Consultative Committee that hammered the draft constitution, the sharing of wealth that primordially be taken from the taxes of the Filipinos and businessmen would be at least 50 percent to the Federal Government (FG) and 50 percent to the 18 Regional Federal Governments (RFG).

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The additional burden to the coffer of the new bureaucracy will be between P44 billion to P72 billion for 17 Regions (not 18 Regions) under Federalism, according to Rosario Manasan, senior research fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
Is this the way to inflict more burdens to the already hapless Filipinos in these regions?
 Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told the senators on a budget hearing that if Federalism will be shoved in the throat of the Filipinos, this country “will go to hell” not with “will go to the dogs” as an idiom usually used by writers ha ha ha !
 What with the P120 billion deficits yearly needed by those handicapped regions to attain the physical and financial need of Federalism.
It means rich regions like Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Region 3 could easily remunerate them, paid the construction of their offices, and can even have surplus as they collect more taxes in their burgeoning areas.

E-PEPE-DERALISMO!: Asst. Sec Mocha Goes Low

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

! So this was the proposed ballyhooed campaign advertisement by the superiors of Presidential Communication Operations Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to educate us Flips, er, Filipinos about what is federal form of government?
Where an "effeminate" blogger Drew Oliver danced before the eyes of Uson and viewers of You Tube while he incessantly touched, as part of the choreography, his breasts and crotch in a presentation to be given to a female dancer while a jingle plays "E-Dede, E Pepe..."
Dede and Pepe are colloquial Filipino words for boobs and vagina.
The controversial information dissemination from the PCOO has a staggering budget of P90 million. 
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FONDLE - Singer Mocha Uson asked an FM disc jockey on this photo to grope her during her interview.

Was it Uson, my village mate in Dagupan City, who said that most of the ASEAN members' countries are Federal in form?
"Napag-iwanan na ang Pinas, ika nga".
Gee whiz, aside from Malaysia as the only Federal formed of government in the 10 ASEAN countries, federalism has nothing to do with the burgeoning growth of Malaysia.

Cyber libel cases vs critic will expose, deter others – Mayor

 By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BAYAMBANG – The five criminal cyber libel charges filled by the mayor here against a user of Face Book will deter those members of the popular social media who dishonor publicly other people.
Mayor Cezar T. Quiambao said that the cases of five counts of cyber libel he filled against Val Adriano Guevara, a resident here, will be used to request Face Book to unmask the persons behind the demolition jobs against him and others at the social media’s records kept at its headquarter at Menlo Park in California, United States.

LIBEL - Cyber Libel Law accused Val Adriano Guevara (left) and complainant Bayambang Mayor Cezar T. Quiambao. the latter sued Guevara with five counts of the cyber defamation crime.

 “If Face Book acts on it, it will become precedence where other offended people around the world can emulate what we have done here,” 
the mayor told this newspaper.
The fictitious Face Book’s account of Juana Malasakit  where she and other users who hide with aliases have been posting vitriol with impunity against Mayor Quiambao,  former councilor Levin Uy, who is the Executive Director of Quiambao's Kasama Kita sa Barangay, and other officials of the local government unit here.
“Dapat Kong may paratang kayo may kalakip na ebidinsiya o patunay sa mga sinasabi ninyo dahil walang saysay ang mga pinagdadakdak ninyo,” an exasperated Uy once argued with his detractors there who were hiding behind the cloak of anonymity.

Linggo, Agosto 5, 2018

Contractor got balls, ordered mayor killed

By Mortz C.Ortigoza

Compared to his counterpart in other provinces, an aggrieved contractor in Nueva Ecija got balls.
Three arrested murder suspects’ incriminated young contractor Christian Saquilabon to be the mastermind in the broad daylight ambushed that killed General Tinio, Nueva Ecija mayor Ferdinand Bote.
Both Saguilabo and the late mayor were into contracting business with government projects.
One of the reasons the mayor was timed by the assassins, his itinerary was patterned when he went to the office of the National Irrigation Administration.
Diagram and Links on the grisly murder of a mayor.
As based on my seasoned experience in the media, every time we go to the office of the NIA, those persons who brought there their more than million pesos’ Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV like what the mayor to his Toyota Fortuner we assumed as contractors looking for probable lucrative projects with either the provincial or regional irrigation’s boss.
Saquilabon and Bote had conflict on the implementation of the P96-million project to moreover develop the Minalungao Convergence Park Zone — a popular tourist destination in Nueva Ecija located in General Tinio.

Greed nearly cost the life of a Liga voter

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

As the election of the presidency of the Liga ng mga Barangay (the former Association of Barangay Council (ABC) is forthcoming in July 30 as mandated by law,  many moneyed candidates for ex –officio position of a provincial board member have been busily meeting ABC Presidents of towns and cities in some concealed restaurants for some preliminaries. 

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Here P50,000 beer monies in the enveloped were surreptitiously sneaked to the hands of voters before the final hundreds of thousands if not a million pesos will be offered to a position that gives only almost one hundred thousand pesos monthly, son of a gun!
A friend told me that this practice in the country of buying those towns and cities' presidents of the Liga is incredible and insane.
“It’s insane for you, but for the moneyed bets, they called it prestige for that elusive title of being called “The Honorable Board Member Juan or Juana Ramanam Amin,” I told him.