Mga Presumptions and Thought-Provoking Questions

Mga Presumptions and

Thought-Provoking Questions

Ni Apolinario Villalobos

 

BAKA GUSTO NG MGA LIFE ADVOCATES KUNO NA I-CONDEMN ANG PAGPATAY SA MGA MIYEMBRO NG MAUTE GROUP NA PUMASOK SA MARAWI CITY DAHIL SA KARAPATAN KUNO NILANG MABUHAY….O DI KAYA AY BAKA GUSTO NILANG IPA-IMBISTIGA SA UNCHR….O DI KAYA AY GUSTO NILANG IDAGDAG SA KASO NI DUTERTE NA ISINAMPA NILA SA INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.

 

BAKA GUSTO RING SABIHIN NG ILANG GURANG NA OBISPO NA MAY KARAPATANG MABUHAY ANG MGA PINATAY NA MIYEMBRO NG MAUTE GROUP AT WALANG KARAPATAN ANG MGA SUNDALONG SILA AY PATAYIN DAHIL DIYOS LANG ANG MAY KARAPATANG GAWIN ITO.

 

KUNG ANG PARING NA-HOSTAGE NG MAUTE GROUP SA MARAWI AY NAGKATAONG BANGAG NA ADDICT ANG GUMAWA, HALIMBAWA, SA LOOB MISMO NG SIMBAHAN HABANG NAG-MIMISA ANG PARI, ANO KAYA ANG GAGAWIN NG SINASABI KONG ILANG OBISPO NA SAGAD-BUTO ANG GALIT KAY DUTERTE?….THESE OLD GUYS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN UNDER THE SUN!…ANG NAKAKAHINDIK ISIPIN AY KUNG AAKALAIN NG ISANG BANGAG NA ADDICT, NA ISANG BABAENG NAKA-GOWN ANG NAKA-SOTANANG PARI AT KANYANG GAGAHASAIN….KUNG MANGYARI YAN, ANO KAYA ANG SASABIHIN NG ILANG MATANDANG OBISPO NA GALIT KAY DUTERTE?…MAGPAPASALAMAT KAYA SILA SA DIYOS DAHIL NAGING MARTYR ANG GINAHASANG PARI?

 

KUNG ANG ISANG INOSENTENG SANGGOL AY NAPAPAGKAMALANG TIYANAK NG ISANG BANGAG NA ADDICT KAYA PINAPATAY NIYA….O DI KAYA ANG ISANG LOLA AY INAAKALA NIYANG ISANG TIN-EDYER KAYA NIYA NAGAGAHASA, PARI PA KAYANG NAKA-MAHABANG SOTANA ANG HINDI NIYA PAGKAKAMALANG NAKA-GOWN NA BABAE…LALO PA KUNG WALANG BIGOTE O BALBAS?

 

Points to Ponder About the Martial Law for Mindanao

Points to Ponder About the Martial Law for Mindanao

By Apolinario Villalalobos

 

  • Political terrorism has become the issue in Mindanao, not religion, as even Muslims are saddened by the murderous spree committed by the Abu Sayyaf and Maute group.

 

  • There are parties or sectors that are against Federalism and the only way to derail the move is by creating a chaos to divert the attention of the government.

 

  • There are giant investors who are against the government’s move to stop logging and mining for the sake of nature conservation. The only way to make them go on with their spurious activities is by ousting Duterte from his post. They have initiated their plan by bringing out “witnesses” and by filing a case against him at the International Court of Justice. By doing so, they would like the world to view Duterte as a “murderer”. They even have the temerity to go back to historical heresies while he was still the mayor of Davao City, despite the fact that the courts in Davao City found him innocent.

 

  • Terrorism in the Phlippines is clearly rooted in Mindanao. If it will not be uprooted or at least checked by declaring Martial Law, it will definitely spread all over the Philippines, especially, Manila as shown by “test explosions” committed by terrorists who claim connection with ISIS, perhaps, to check the capability of the PNP and military. Terrorists in Mindanao are very vocal about their supposedly connection with the ISIS.

 

  • Many Filipinos who are not from Mindanao, hence, did not experience the harrowing experience of being caught between warring factions are so insensitive as to make them declare that Martial Law is against human rights!

 

  • Those who are afraid of the Martial Law are incorrigible law offenders: drug addicts, drug pushers, drug lords, hoarders of food items, employers who do not remit SSS contribution of their employees, employers who exploit their workers by not paying the right wage, arrogant drivers who are fund of dropping names of government officials when caught violating a traffic rule, robbers, pimps, child labor trafficker, illegal recruiters, etc…..and of course, terrorists!

 

  • It is just right for the PNP and the military to set up checkpoints and be strict in checking the motorists, especially, for their ID, as according to the media, members of the Maute group are allegedly going around without ID and easily meld with the local crowd as what they did in Marawi City. Now, expect the human rights advocates to cry foul due to the strict inspections!

 

  • Despite the glaring unrest in Marawi City due to the Maute group’s intrusion, Trillanes still have the gall to taunt Duterte as overly excited to declare Martial Law for Mindanao. With such kind of unbecoming reaction from the future ex-senator, will he still command respect from the Filipinos?….does not Trillanes ever contemplate on the possibility of the terrorism to overflow to other parts of the country?….or could it be that he and his group has a hand in it, as the group would never have such courage without sufficient funding and IMMORAL SUPPORT? ….JUST ASKING LANG NAMAN!

De Lima is the Most Appropriate State Witness in Pork Barrel Scam

De Lima is the Most Appropriate

State Witness in Pork Barrel Scam

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

If Duterte would like to dig up the roots of the pork barrel scam the investigation of which he would like to reopen, the most appropriate state witness is Leila de Lima. Only she knows who were the government officials, lawmakers and the responsible agency staff who manipulated the “operation”, and likewise, benefited from the scam.

 

As a practice, government “commissioners” would come up with projects from which they could derive “fat commissions”. The project is complete with ways on how to circumvent restrictive laws and cohorts such as NGOs and sources of funding. The NGOs serve as “conduits” of funds from financiers which in the case of the pork barrel scam is de Lima. In other words, she was used by the government officials and knowledgeable agency staff, as they know when funds would be released for certain projects. These government people tell de Lima what to do to get hold of the fund. Meanwhile, in most cases, she may have already “advanced” the commission of the concerned government officials. The system literally makes de Lima, “buyer” of projects.

 

If de Lima shall surface as a prime state witness, the statements of government officials about their signature being forged shall definitely crumble. Although, it is true that concerned officials did not sign the documents personally, they may have given the authority to de Lima or her staff to forge their signature, as what Benhur Luy had been alleging, so that the processing of documents could be facilitated even without them (government officials) around. This is the technicality that “BRIGHT” lawyers of crook officials always use. Forging signatures in official documents is very prevalent….and everybody knows that!

 

Finally, if the scheme of making de Lima the principal witness in the reopening of the pork barrel scam cases would materialize, it will definitely make the world of erring government officials smaller day by day….

The Barangay

The Barangay

By Apolinario Villalobos

 

The grassroots level of government, in particular, the Barangay, is not free from anomalies and corruption because of “familiarity” among officials and staff due to the smallness of community. Many council members may even be blood-related and the staff , especially, the Secretary appointed by the chairman, in most probability could be related to him or a member of the family. This situation definitely breeds abuse and unprofessionalism.

 

Memoranda issued on office protocol and decorum become just “fillers” of bulletin boards where they are displayed….and never heeded. The Secretary, for instance, who is supposed to be the first to report to the office should not log in at past 9:00AM and leave before 5AM!….well, as a niece, for instance of the Chairman, she could very well brag, “what are we in power for?”

 

The Barangay level is where future officials of the country are supposed to learn the rudiments of “public administration”, especially, with the current system that requires regular preparation of reports in “black and white”. But what if the Chairman happened to have just been voted because of his popular image, despite his or her lack of even a high school diploma? That is where the academically- successful members of the Council and the Secretary are supposed to come in to fill the void of the Chairman’s academic inadequacy.

 

The Barangay Chairman should, therefore, learn how to please the Council members and appoint a Secretary whom he could trust with the preparation of documents required of him or her by the next higher level of the LGU – municipality or city. On the other hand, he or she should also learn how to “dance” with the Council members so that he will not be left out in the open. These unfortunate options breed corruption, incompetence, irresponsibility and abuse that will definitely jeopardize the whole barangay, as cover-up of misdoings would surely occur.

 

Many barangays are prevailed upon by their mayors who are also prevailed upon by their governors, and that is how wholesale corruption occurs. Unless the Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary is iron-fisted and courageous, corruption in the government will never be solved….as law makers, themselves, on the upper echelon of the political system of the country have their own issues of the same kind.

 

This is the reason why Duterte keeps on saying that “in his time”, he will do his best to cut corruption…and, after his term, will he still give a damn?….that is a very serious question to tackle, unless Filipinos will cooperate, be vigilant and join hands to support him and choose another leader with the same caliber. Meanwhile, the barangay level should be closely watched…because that is where corruption takes root!

 

Ang Mga Dilaw at Disintunado (Out of Tune) na mga Opisyal ng Pilipinas

Ang Mga Dilaw at Disintunado (Out of Tune)

Na Mga Opisyal ng Pilipinas

Ni Apolinario Villalobos

 

 

De Lima

Hindi siya political prisoner. Siya ay pulitikong may mga kaso kaya na-preso….droga at pakikiapid! Dapat nga ay na-disbar siya dahil sa immorality, subalit walang ginawa ang senado at mga grupo ng mga abogado kahit nabahiran ng putik ang kanilang image. Sa mailing salita, inaakusahan si de Lima na drug cuddler at immoral hindi bilang pulitiko na may magagandang layunin para sa bayan. Mahiya siya sa pagsabing political prisoner siya!

 

Wala siyang karapatang purihin ang sarili niya.  Kung nakatingin siya sa salamin habang ginagawa ito, siguradong sasabog ang salamin  dahil hindi ma-take ang mga sinasabi niya. Karangalan daw niya ang makulong….fine! Gawing habang buhay ang karangalang ito! Bigyan

siya ng certificate, plaque, at trophy para mahimas-himas habang pinupuri ang sarili niya sa ob-lo (inside) ng kulungan.

 

Robredo

Wala sa tono si Robredo sa pagbanat kay Duterte tungkol sa mga issue ng kahirapan at extra-judicial killings. Kung puro siya salita at hindi tutulong bilang vice-president dahil pinagkatiwalaan ng mga botante, talagang mahihirapan si Duterte. Kung hindi kayang gawin ni Robredo ang trabaho niya, mag-resign na siya.

 

Bilang vice-president, dapat ay tumutulong siya sa presidente at ang mga pagbatikos ay dapat niyang hayaan sa mga senador at mga kongresman at iba pang opisyal na may kinalaman sa droga. Dapat ay asikasuhin niya ang pagpapatapos sa mga housing projects para sa mga biktima ng Yolanda at pagpapaayos sa mga resettlement areas na malapit sa Manila, na inirereklamong kulang ng facilities dahil pinagkitaan lang….yan ang dapat niyang gawin bilang housing czarina.

 

Trillanes

Halata pa rin ang sama ng loob ni Trillanes dahil hindi siya napiling ka-tandem bilang vice-president ni Duterte noong eleksiyon. Ang nararamdaman niya ay parang “fatal attraction” dahil sa matindi niyang kagustuhang masira si Duterte na hindi niya nagamit o napakinabangan para sa kanyang ambisyon. Ganyan ang taong naka-develop ng fatal attraction sa babae o lalaki….papatayin niya kung hindi siya magustuhan kaya hindi niya makukuha, kaya dapat lang mamatay kaysa makuha ng iba!

 

May mga panukala na kayang nagawa si Trillanes? Baka killing time na lang ang ginagawa niya dahil palalayasin na siya sa Senado pagkatapos ng kanyang termino. Kung meron man siyang mga nagawang mga panukala mula pa noon, sana ay i-publish niya maski sa facebook man lang.

 

 

Ang Mga Sakim

ANG MGA SAKIM

Ni Apolinario Villalobos

 

Ang mangarap ay bahagi na ng ating buhay

Subali’t upang makamit ang nais, dapat maghinay-hinay

Baka may masagasaang ibang karapatan

Dahil sa sobrang kasakiman.

 

Upang mabuhay kailangan nating magsikap

Nang hindi nang-aapak ng iba, maabot lang ang pangarap

Maaari din namang pairalin ang katapatan

Na may dagdag pang kasipagan.

 

May mga tao nga lang na sa panahon ngayon

Na ang gusto yata ay halos ga-bundok ang perang maipon

Kaya’t lahat ng paraan ay kanilang gagawin

Masunod lang, sakim na damdamin.

 

May mga nakakuha ng tiwala ng taong-bayan

Kaya naluklok sila sa iba’t ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan

May mga naluklok dahil sa ginawang botohan

At may naitalaga dahil sa palakasan.

 

Ang ibang sakim, gumamit ng kanilang yaman

Pangangamkam naman ang kanilang  pinagdidiskitahan

Dating mga pataniman, kanilang pinaghuhukay

Nilason pa kaya nangawalan ng saysay.

 

Notes:

Sakim- greedy

Kasakiman-greed

Maghinay-hinay – slowly, carefully

Naluklok – placed in position

Naitalaga- appointed

Pangangamkam- grabbing

Saysay- use, usefulness

Unawain sina Trillanes at de Lima

Unawain Sina Trillanes at de Lima

Ni Apolinario Villalobos

 

Hindi ako kaalyado ng dalawa. Naaawa lang ako sa kanila dahil sa sunud-sunod na kamalasang nangyayari sa kanilang buhay. Si Trillanes ay mawawalan ng trabaho dalawang taon mula ngayon dahil hindi na siya senador. Si de Lima ay sukol na sukol o sa Ingles ay “cornered” kaya ang mga litrato niyang kumakalat sa social media ay talagang mabalasik, ganyan din ang asong nasusukol. Unawain na lang sila…

 

Pero hindi dapat isama sa pag-unawa ang pagpapatawad. Para rin yang pagtanggap sa apology ng isang criminal pero hindi nangangahulugang siya ay pinatawad na sa krimeng ginawa niya. Kung ayaw pa rin nilang tumigil sa pagbatikos kay Duterte dahil mamamatay-tao daw ito, ang tanong ay-  ano bang uri ng mga tao ang pinapatay?….di ba mga sangkot sa droga?…ang mga ganitong uri yata ng mga tao ang ayaw nina Trillanes at de Lima na mawala sa mundo, kahit sila ay mga salot sa lipunan! Unawain pa rin sila dahil ang ugali, mabuti man o masama kung talagang “tumigas” na ay mahirap palambutin…by the way, hindi ko sinasabing sila ay mabuti.

 

Karapatan nilang bumatikos ng kahit sinong tao. Karapatan nila yan bilang botanteng mamamayan ng Pilipinas. Kahit sino ay may karapatan ding gumawa ng masama, huwag lang pahuhuli. Kung ang isang tao na walang konsiyensiya ay nakikipag-ugnayan sa mga drug lords sa Bilibid, upang yumaman, hanggang sa nagkaroon ng kulukadidang (kabit) na nagtanim ng gulay upang may makain sa pinagtaguan…karapatan niya yan. Kung may taong mahilig gumamit ng ibang tao para palabasing “witness”, pero bandang huli ay napapahamak lang, karapatan din yan ng taong mayabang. Unawain ang dalawa dahil sila ay nilalang din ng Maykapal kaya may karapatan silang mabuhay, kahit pa sabihing wala silang pakialam sa buhay ng ibang sinira nila o gusto pa nilang sirain. By the way, hindi ko sinasabing may kabit si de Lima o mayabang si Trillaners….wala akong binabanggit na pangalan.

 

Malaking indulgence ang makukuha ng isang taong maunawain. Ang katumbas yata ng indulgence ay bigat ng taong inuunawa….kung malaki ang kasalanan o katarantaduhang ginawa ng inuunawa, mas malaki rin ang katumbas na indulgence….kaya ang uunawa sa dalawa ay sigurado nang may malaking indulgence na “kikitain”.