Kay Sec. Dureza Nobyembre 27, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Boo!.
Dear Sec. Dureza,
Ang basyo po ng bala ay nalalaglag sa lupa, hindi po siya kusang lumilipad sa loob ng helicopter.
Kahit sa action movies po, ganun ang nangyayari, maski itanong pa po ninyo kay Sen. Lito Lapid.
Sana po, itinuro niyo na lang ‘yung butas ng bala sa chopper ninyo kung talagang pinaputukan po kayo.
P.S. Tinanong po pala ng kasamahan namin kung puwedeng makita nang mas matagal ‘yung props basyo ng bala, kaso nagmamadali raw po kayo.
Kung iyon po ang magpapatunay na nasa panganib ang buhay ninyo dahil sa pagsama ninyo kay Mayor Ampatuan, sana po, kahit one minute, pinayagan mo silang makita ‘yung props ebidensya.
Kukunan lang po nila para sa balita. Hindi naman po sila magpapa-picture dun sa magical flying basyo para may mailagay sa Facebook. Pramis.
Media Man Nobyembre 25, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Boo!, Kritiko/Panatiko.
Napakasarap maging miyembro ng media kapag ang kinokober mong istorya eh tungkol sa… pagkain.
Libre tikim na, libre recipe pa.
Napakasaya ring maging miyembro ng media kapag ikaw ang naa-assign na pumunta sa concert ng paborito mong banda.
Bukod sa libre ang jamming, may pahintulot ka pang kausapin sila sa backstage.
Aliw ding maging miyembro ng media kapag ang istorya mo… pasyalan.
Nakakagala ka na, nakakapag-photo op ka pa.
Suwerte talagang magtrabaho sa industriyang ito.
Hmmpanghi! Oktubre 26, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Bloggables.
Nasubukan mo na bang uminom ng germs?
Grade school kasi ako noon, impressionable —- ibig sabihin, madaling mauto.
Napanood ko sa isang sikat na female-oriented show ang interview sa isang urine therapy expert — ang sabi niya, maganda raw sa katawan ang pag-inom ng ihi. Idinemo pa nga niya ‘yung aktwal na pag-inom niya.
Ang Masagwang Katotohanan Oktubre 19, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Uncategorized.
Nanood ako ng “The Ugly Truth” kasama ang pinakapaborito kong guy friend.
GUY — dahil sa totoo lang— karamihan sa mga kaibigan ko, GAY (‘Yung iba naman, ugaling bakla, so, hindi na ‘yun counted).
Pagkatapos naming manood, may na-realize ako.
Kambyo Oktubre 15, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Bloggables.
Maihahalintulad ko ang dalawang taon ko bilang si Pinay Blogkaster sa driving lessons.
Hmmm. Oktubre 1, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Boo!.
Just a while ago, I read something a friend wrote.
I wanted to feel bad, but lately, after seeing so much suffering and grief from people I do not know, I just realized that it’s not worth the fight.
Hate is such a strong and destructive feeling, and it is such a shame to feel it when you know you can only be thankful.
I wanted to see how you’ve been. If you were OK.
Then I read your sentiments.
I don’t know where they are coming from, and I want to be affected.
But I wasn’t. Yet.
For now, I just thank God, you’re alright.
Repost: P800-million emergency fund for foreign trips Setyembre 28, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Boo!.
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P800-million emergency fund for foreign trips’
By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) Updated August 15, 2009 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo used up the government’s P800-million contingency fund for emergencies like calamities for her frequent foreign trips, Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto Guingona III revealed yesterday.
funds but also the P800-million appropriation for emergencies in the 2008 national budget,” he told radio station dzMM.
(COA) report submitted to Speaker Prospero Nograles this week.
“I have a copy of the report. An assistant commissioner of COA even briefed us on their shocking findings,” he said.
Guingona said the COA findings show that the 2008 contingency fund was not enough for foreign travels and Mrs. Arroyo had to augment it by P120 million.
“The augmentation was also exhausted,” he added.
Guingona also said the President overspent for her foreign travels between 2003 and 2007 by P1.6 billion.
She has only P1.1 billion under the annual budgets but she spent P2.7 billion over that period, he said.
He said the House of Representatives should have discovered the excess spending during the budget hearings.
“But the House is dominated by the President’s allies, so they just turn a blind eye,” he said.
He accused the President of violating the annual budget law “because she could not augment what Congress had approved and authorized her to spend.”
He said he would demand during the forthcoming budget hearings details on how and when Malacañang’s travel funds and the appropriation for contingencies were used.
Mrs. Arroyo’s latest foreign travel was her weeklong working visit to the United States two weeks ago.
It has become controversial largely due to at least two expensive dinners the President and her entourage of more than 50 enjoyed in posh restaurants in Washington and New York City.
Sen. Francis Escudero has criticized Mrs. Arroyo’s frequent travels abroad, saying she has spent more than P3 billion in taxpayers’ money for them.
Before her latest US visit, she “circumnavigated” the globe by flying to Tokyo, then to Los Angeles, Colombia, Brazil, Dubai, and Hong Kong before returning to Manila, he said.
According to former Senate president Ernesto Maceda, Mrs. Arroyo has spent a total of P5.5 billion for more than 50 foreign trips she has made since 2001.
In a recent television interview, Maceda said appropriations in the annual budgets for the President’s trips totaled P3.3 billion.
“In addition to these, there are contingency funds that could be used for foreign travel. Mrs. Arroyo has realigned a total of P2.2 billion of these funds for her foreign trips,” he said.
He said he got his data from the Department of Budget and Management and the Senate finance committee, of which he was chairman for five years.
He added that Escudero’s P3-billion figure apparently did not include realignments from the contingency funds.
Meanwhile, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez confirmed yesterday that President Arroyo and her large entourage had another expensive dinner in New York City other than the controversial $20,000 meal at the posh Le Cirque French restaurant.
“Yes, there was a second dinner in New York. But I was not there. I had other engagements,” he said.
He could not say where it was exactly or how much the presidential entourage paid.
Text messages purportedly coming from a staff member of the Philippine embassy in Washington claim that Mrs. Arroyo’s party enjoyed two dinners at Le Cirque.
The embassy supposedly paid for the New York City dinners, including the controversial meal on Aug. 2, for which Press Secretary Cerge Remonde claimed Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez shelled out $20,000.
The messages also claim it was the embassy that paid for a $3,500-a-night suite for the President and 60 $950-a-night rooms for her congressional companions at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos used to stay.
Suarez and Rep. Romualdez are among Mrs. Arroyo’s favorite congressional companions whenever she travels abroad.
On Thursday, Suarez claimed that he was the one who paid $15,000 for steaks and lobsters at a Washington DC restaurant last July 30.
COA audit pushed
For a left-wing lawmaker, the Commission on Audit should form a special audit team to review the “lavish” spending of President Arroyo in her US trip.
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño personally went to the office of COA chairman Reynaldo Villar, and handed him a two-page letter containing his request. He said he merely wanted the “whole truth about the controversies surrounding the US trip.”
He also invoked Republic Act 6713, or the Code of Conduct for Public Officials, which may have been violated by government officials who had partaken of the expensive meals in New York and Washington.
“Like most of our countrymen, I wonder, what other lavish expenses were made by the Philippine delegation?” he asked. Casiño finds the meal expenses “irregular, unnecessary, excessive, extravagant or unconscionable even if bills were footed by a private entity.”
Casiño, fellow Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza filed House Resolution 1315 that seeks to direct the House committee on good government to conduct an inquiry on the matter.
Casiño said it is well “within the jurisdiction of COA to determine, through a special audit, if public funds were irregularly used and if laws and policies were violated.”
Anakpawis Rep. Joel Maglunsod said Malacañang must present to the public a detailed accounting of all expenses of the President’s state and working travels abroad, including her latest trip to the US.
“The people deserve to know how much the President spent for her foreign travels,” he said.
“The expensive dinner at Le Cirque and the meal at Bobby Van’s Steak House in Washington are just the tip of the iceberg. Mrs. Arroyo and her entourage are definitely spending more than what they should during their junkets,” Maglunsod added.
“Whether the meals were paid for by private individuals or government officials, Mrs. Arroyo has a lot of explaining to do about her expenses during her trips and her swelling wealth,” he said.
“It is evident that Mrs. Arroyo and other public officials joining working and state visits violated Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees,” Maglunsod said.
“The report that the consulate in New York has been asked to foot the bill is disturbing, and if true, exposes the sham behind Malacañang’s claim that taxpayer’s money was not spent for the Le Cirque dinner,” Makati City Mayor and opposition leader Jejomar Binay said. – With Delon Porcalla, Christina Mendez, Jose Rodel Clapano
Disaster Emergency Numbers Setyembre 28, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Ang Network Ko.
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DISASTER EMERGENCY HOTLINES YOU CAN CALL (from http://www.gmanews.tv)
These are the hotlines that our citizenry can call for disaster emergency situations, especially urgent rescue and relief needs.
National Disaster Coordinating Committee
Bureau of Fire Protection, National Capital Region
Bureau of Fire Protection, Region III (Central Luzon)
Hotline (045) 9634376
Philippine Coast Guard
143 911-1876 527-0000
Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
Taguig emergency hotline
1623 Meralco 16220
Sen.Manuel Villar Jr. emergency hotlines for dumptrucks going to flooded areas for rescue of stranded people:
Sen. Dick Gordon (Philippine National Red Cross) Please send address of stranded friends/family to:
Para sa mga panawagan, tumawag sa hotline ng DZBB Super Radyo:
GMA 7 for its part is collecting cash donations local & abroad through these banks:
PNB peso account- 121-0032000-17
Metrobank peso account – 3-098-51034-7
For Inquiries pls call (02) 982-7777 loc 9918
For relief goods, you may drop these at GMA Kapuso Foundation office in EDSA corner Timog.
“Bwahah!” Setyembre 18, 2009Posted by Lenggai in Bloggables.
May isa akong kakilala na nag-shoutout sa Facebook: pagod na pagod na raw siya sa kanyang assignment sa Filipino. Bakit daw kailangan pang karirin ‘yung subject na ‘yun eh hindi naman daw ‘yun kelangan sa tunay na buhay?
Sinagot ko siya:
mas marami ka pang matututunan kung mambababae ka’t makakabuntis. Kasi maghihirap at magsisisi ka sa bandang huli, tapos isang araw, maiisipan mong magpakamatay dahil sa sobrang depression, pero hindi mo itutuloy kasi mauunawaan ka ng parents mo, tapos pagtanda mo, magigising ka sa katotohanang hindi mo mahal ang asawa mo, na sana hindi ka naging mapusok, na sana ginamit mo ang utak mo, tapos may mamahalin kang iba, pero hindi mo puwedeng iwan ‘yung pamilya mo kasi ayaw mong kamuhian ka ng anak mo… and then you’ll realize na sana… sana hanggang sa pagpasa sa subject na filipino na lang ang problema mo sa buhay.
Praktis Setyembre 16, 2009Posted by Lenggai in KMJS Blogs.
Mahigit dalawang dekada na akong binata. At masasabi ko namang na-eenjoy ko na rin ang mga bunga ng aking mga paghihirap sa trabaho. Pero kahit ramdam ko pa ang sarap ng laya ng pagiging bachelor… naiisip ko na ring pumasok sa panibagong chapter ng aking buhay… ang pagpapakasal.
Siyempre ultimate wish ko rin na makasama ang aking minamahal at mabigyan siya ng magandang buhay. Kasama na rin diyan ang pangarap kong magkaroon ng mga tsikiting kung kanino ipalalasap ko ang mga bagay na hindi ko naranasan noong ako’y bata pa.
Pero paano ko malalaman kung keri ko? Paano ko malalaman na handa na ako?