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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Patay na nga, hahabulin pa? Duterte irked by critics of hero’s burial for Marcos - Politiko: Politiko: we are a social news and blog site where politikos, their kin, friends, and allies are the center of the universe. We write about their words and deeds, likes and dislikes, dreams and fears. We are here to entertain and provoke and hopefully inform you along the way.
So “vice president elect” Leni Robredo has been proclaimed. What exactly does that mean? It means the country’s biggest den of alleged thieves proclaimed her vice president. Does it mean she won the elections? That’s not been established. Congress just says so.
It is quite ironic that the very same bozos who had been slamming the bald pork barrel thievery of Congress for several years are now swallowing up its proclamations so easily. You can’t recognise a body as a bunch of crooks on one issue and then, on another, embrace everything they stand for. That’s being inconsistent. Perhaps this is the reason why the Philippines is a bag of sad contradictions. Nothing about what it is, what it stands for, and what it does is consistent in the sense of the way it would have stacked up on the back of sound principles.
Perhaps there is good reason why president-elect Rodrigo Duterte skipped this so-called “proclamation”. He does not need Congress to crown him President of the Philippines. The huge lead over his rivals for the Malacanang seat in these elections gave him immunity over the Liberal Party’s now-evident cheating operations. In short, Duterte may have won, but to have Congress validate that win is tantamount to validating their hand in depriving Duterte of the votes that should have been counted for him just the same.
President Duterte should not let the Great Electoral Fraud of 2016 simply pass.
The idea that Duterte should simply “move on” because “he won anyway” is just plain stupid and the sort of thinking harboured by a nation of cheats, liars, and panhandlers.
The idea of “moving on” from electoral fraud is the same in principle as a taxi driver refusing to give five pesos change to a passenger and saying to her “e mayaman naman kayo, ma’am” (“what’s five pesos to a rich person like you?”). Being rich does not reduce one’s entitlement to being given the right change no matter how small the amount. For that matter, rich people are, in no way, obliged to give away money. Doing so goes against every principle behind what made them successful people.
For the Philippines to aspire to be a truly excellent nation, its people must collectively crack down on electoral fraud.
The onus, to eradicate electoral fraud is greatest in the men and women who won a fraudulent election.
President Rodrigo Duterte is facing an opportunity not just of a lifetime but of an entire nation’s lifetime. Putting in prison the officers and personnel of the COMELEC, Smartmatic, the Liberal Party and everyone else complicit in the conspiracy to defraud both winners and losers in these elections of votes that each had the right to be counted will, by itself, be an achievement that would set Duterte apart from every other president before him.
This information is very useful because knowing how to recognize the symptoms of liver disease can save your or someone else’s life. As with so many diseases and illnesses, if the liver disease is spotted early enough, it can be treated, and cured (the causes will be identified and avoided in the future), and your liver can fully recover, replace the old damaged tissue with new healthy tissue.This is only if the disease has not progressed enough, so that is one more reason why you should learn the warning signs for liver disease.
The largest internal organ that you have in your body is your liver (and also the largest internal gland). A normal liver in a healthy adult will weigh approximately between 3 to 3.5 pounds and it plays a crucial role in a many of body system functions.
The functions of the liver
The key functions of the liver are to enhance your digestive system by creating bile and to detoxify your blood, which helps to break down the fats that you consume into small pieces, making them easier for your small intestine to absorb them. But that is not all. Here is a quick summary of what your liver does for you:
The causes of liver disease
Liver disease can be caused in a number of different ways.
Alcohol abuse is the most common cause of liver disease in North America. The stagewhen the liver sustains severe scarring and cannot regenerate replacement tissueis known as cirrhosis of the liver, and this is responsible for approximately 25,000 deaths every year in North America.
The symptoms of liver disease associated with gallstones, often include vomiting, (having eaten a greasy or fatty meal); pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen; and if the gallbladder becomes infected, this will also bring the fever.
Cirrhosis of the liver
If the hepatic disease progresses and reaches the stage of cirrhosis, the following symptoms of liver diseasemight be present.
Symptoms to look for with your digestive system
You can also see the symptoms of liver disease in relation to the digestive system, such as:
Some of the symptoms of liver damage that relate to blood sugar are:
Symptoms relating to your immune system
Poor liver health can also affect your immune system, some of the symptoms how to detect it are:
Give your liver the chance to recover with spotting the symptoms of liver damage
The health of your liver, is essential for any type of healthy lifestyle,it is not only crucial for a continued holistic health lifestyle. The power of the liver to heal itself from many ailments caused by non-alcoholic or alcoholic fatty liver is quite amazing, that is if the the disease is spotted early.So now you know what the potential symptoms of liver disease are, and it is absolutely crucial to keep a watchful eye out for them.
Did you read my last article? Did it offend you, hmm? Did it hurt? Are you crying?
Oh poor little Pinoys and their pride! Look at those little pig eyes welling with tears and their noses leaking snot all over their faces! Look at that bawling and angry mouth shouting stuff like: “You’re evil!”, “I’m gonna beat you up!” and: “You’re so mean!”
Yeah, that’s right! Cry! Cry and cry until you die! You love your drama after all, don’t you! You can’t live without your drama! Screw the country, screw your countrymen and screw the kids as long as you can watch your drama, eh?
C’mon, is that all you got? Cry some more! Here’s some tissue! Bawl to your heart’s content because we are far from done.
Oh, let me guess, you thought it was over, didn’t you? You thought that I was done? Well, guess what, we’re just getting started bitches! Go on, make your threats! C’mon, plead for me to stop! Beg me all you want with your tear-soaked and snot-caked faces because I’m not stopping! Not just yet!
Well, okay, I’ll concede this little bit: Manny Pacquiao isn’t the only proof of your stupidity. Truth be told, he’s not the only guy in the senate who clearly doesn’t belong there. And this is what this article is going to be about. And while some of the people I’m going to are probably worse than Manny Pacquiao, I’m not going to say he’s any different from them. That’s why I put him first. Because I think your Manny Pacquiao is every bit as corrupt and greedy as the three people I am going to mention here.
Welcome to my literary octagon bitches. Round one just ended. Welcome to round two.
Franklin “Porky” Drilon
Ah, Mr. Drilon. Perhaps the very embodiment of pork barrel scamming. He was there when all the crap and accusations of corruption had been flying around and he’ll still be there I bet come 2022.
He was among those people who had accused Judge Corona of the supreme court of corruption and, thanks to the Liberal Party’s machinations, Senator Porky is now given free rein in the senate. Or is that thanks to you idiots?
Well, while cheating was mentioned, I’m sure there were those of you who voted for him, wasn’t there? Yes, I’m sure there were quite a few of you out there who voted the man into power for a measly amount of money.
Of course, why am I even surprised by that last? Aren’t you the same people who would gladly sell your daughters to foreign pedophiles to be used and abused? Aren’t you the same godless bastards who will gladly allow poor children like Daisy to be tortured and killed so that you can continue singing videoke and sniffing crystal meth? Oh but I digress.
Anyway, I remember a lot of you who were bawling “change is coming” for Rodrigo Duterte but you nonetheless voted for a guy who has been proven to be greedy and corrupt. How’s that for proof that you’re idiots?
Ah, Mr. Sotto, the comedian.
Oh well that’s just proof that idiots like you will always be a joke. Face it, as a Filipino, you are a laughing stock of the world. No one will ever take you seriously out there. For just about everyone else, you are either a maid or a whore and that’s all you ever will be.
No, don’t deny it. It’s true. You’re a joke. The fact that you elected a joke into the senate is proof of that. Heck, I’m even betting that if Vice Ganda ran for the senate, you’d probably vote for him too, wouldn’t you? In fact, I’m positive that he’d probably already be a politician if he decided to run because that’s exactly how stupid you are.
So why’d you vote this guy who never really did anything (except maybe copy paste everything he sees) into office? Oh, that’s right! It’s all because of Aldub, isn’t it?
Just because he and his allies made you laugh, you now want him to be in the senate, right? Yeah, that’s right, just like your drama, as long as you get your cheap laughs, it’s okay with you that the country goes to Hell, isn’t it? As long as you can smile for a while, it’s okay if your own children are sold into slavery and butchered like animals, am I right?
Oh my God, this is it! I saved the best for last in this selection and I did it just so you would finally understand how stupid you are. Are you ready?
CHR is supposed to stand for “Commission on Human Rights”, unfortunately however, it seems more like “Criminals Have Rights” more than anything else to me. She protected know criminals from justice and even went as far as to accuse Rodrigo Duterte of being a criminal himself due to his harder stance against evildoers in the country.
Heck, I even remember her political ad on TV where she’s supposed to be watching out for people on the streets. Unfortunately, it seems more like she was watching out for the criminals, the rapists, the muggers and the serial killers who all too often victimize innocent bystanders out there. Yep, this is a woman who would gladly protect the rapist who raped your daughter, the mugger who robbed your son, the murderer who killed your wife and the terrorist who blew up your friends and their families.
Because, for people like her and the idiots who voted for her, criminals have rights too!
That’s right! According to her and you idiots who put her in the senate, rapists have a right to rape women (including children), muggers have a right rob people, murderers have a right to kill anyone they like and terrorists have every right to behead and bomb people. And even when they’re caught, these same scumbags who rape children, rob people’s belongings and slaughter innocents have a right to spend their days in a comfortable vacation spot disguised as a prison. Yep, this a woman who thinks that the knave who took all your money and nearly beat you death should get a delicious five-star cuisine meal three times a day, the monster who robbed your son and set the poor boy on fire has a right to sleep on a comfy waterbed at night or the fiend that raped your daughter and hacked her to death deserves access to a sex doll.
Yes, you idiot, this is the woman you voted for!
So yep, your idiots, nothing you say is going to change that. Not your threats and not your pleading. You are idiots plain and simple. You can say anything and everything you want but you’re still idiots and you’ll always be idiots.
The fact that you voted for Manny Pacquiao and the three other senators mentioned above is living, breathing proof of your idiocy and how stupid you are.
And, as before, I’m not going to ask you to prove me wrong because you know I’m right. However, I’m willing to show at least a little kindness to you. I’m not really as merciless as I seem.
So here’s what you do: You admit to yourself that you’re an idiot. You can do it silently and not comment at all, I won’t mind. Just admit to yourself that you’re an idiot. It’s not that hard really.
If you do that, I’ll save round 3 for later. You have my word on that. There’s no need to be hurt any further, is there? Besides, I’m sure your little tantrum is costing you a bit of energy. Besides, if you thought the first two rounds were bad enough, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I assure you ladies and gentlemen, round 3 is going to hurt you more than it’s going to hurt me.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Filipino society continues to have this fixation on bloodlines. For example, we are fixated on finding out whether famous people in other countries have Filipino blood, and vice versa. When someone is abusive or bad-habited, we assume that it is in the blood and that people who are related (like children) will absolutely be the same. Some Filipinos claim to be the descendant of some hero, like Rizal or Bonifacio, so they imply that they should be treated like heroes too because they have “the blood of heroes.” When we see other Filipinos (or even half-Filipinos) making great achievements or wins, free-riders attribute it to Filipino blood, which is one of the key rationales behind Pinoy Pride. Mooching on their fame is one thing, but the belief that greatness comes naturally from blood leads to arrogant stupidity.
The source of course would be old, often superstitious, ideas on blood. It’s been a belief held in many cultures that things like personality, intelligence, temperament, talents and abilities – and thus, one’s fortune in life – are hereditary. Thus, when people are rich, famous and successful, or become criminal or cursed, they believe it’s really in the blood. It’s what some may term genetic predestination.
This seems to drive some Filipinos’ idea that their blood makes them already great, and that they should get the world to recognize this greatness, instead of work for this recognition. That is exactly what makes Filipinos fail. It makes them lazy and moochers. Filipinos must recognize that this delusion of greatness is pulling them down and that they should work for respect.
No, greatness or a good life does not come naturally with blood. Perhaps material inheritances are the only good things that can be passed down – if one is fortunate enough to have some parents (in line with this, I again cite an article that says entrepreneurs don’t have a gene for success, but are rich kids with safety nets). And before they were passed on, riches were worked for. That’s something the children should understand.
With the help of modern science, we have come to recognize that there is nurture aside from nature, spurring the nature-versus-nurture debate. Yet much research has already been done revealing that many things once thought inborn, such as talent, can actually be taught and trained. In fact, it could even explain many cases of “inborn talent.” The explanation I have is that “talented” people are simply faster in trial-and-error or learning the ropes, basically being self-taught at an early age. And even if some people display aptitudes that seem natural, there’s proof that training can produce the same results (a key, of course, is the person’s desire to learn).
But another area is how we explain how children seemingly take some behavior from their parents. Genetics would account for physical features, but behavior is still heavily debated on. A better explanation for me is that the example is simply observed. If a child sees their father beating up their mother, it can be etched in their mind that this is all right to do. Or the child sees their parents throw their trash anywhere; sometimes, even the parents teach that it’s OK to do so. It is not a genetic tendency. It is more of nurture, and that supports that idea that behavior is more influenced by will, not blood. The same explanation holds for certain people or cultures (such as Chinese or Jews) tending to be adept business people. They simply teach their principles to their children, and their cultures (which are artificial, not a product of blood) facilitate it.
Perhaps people are still transfixed on something good passed in blood because in reality, heredity does pass on some things, but in a negative way. Among the things that are really passed down are diseases and disorders, such as diabetes, mental disorders and susceptibility to heart disease. In some societies, debt can be passed down from parent to child. Societies have burdensome responsibilities and obligations that are sometimes forced on children who are not given a choice.
That saddens people. What they want is for talents or riches to be passed to them – so they won’t need to work. Unfortunately, reality does not always happen that way, so they complain “life is hard.” But that’s how it really is. They have to accept that life isn’t fair. It isn’t all riches and glory, and they should just work for their keep.
Well, there is this thing Gogs said: Some people are born better looking than others. But where is the contest in that (referring to beauty contests)? Yes, life isn’t fair.
But there is another thing that is detrimental about beliefs in blood: the belief that blood determines we can’t change – and should not. For example, when a father is a thief, belief in blood dictates that the son will be a thief. So other people will treat him like he was a thief, even if he never stole. They might even prod him to be a thief like this father – and thus the responsibility for his becoming a thief if it happens is on their shoulders too. But when he doesn’t, they rile at him for being disobedient of their expectations. The other side is a rich heir whose father worked as an architect. With the father dead, the son becomes arrogant and claims he has the talent of his father by blood. So he works as an architect, too – but he actually hates it and makes terrible and faulty designs. He fails in the business. He becomes a drunkard and womanizer – which his father never was – and he depletes the family fortune. He wonders why his blood failed him. But no, blood was never the factor here. Blood is nothing because a person’s will is their own.
Another thing: if someone asks what’s wrong with believing one’s blood is superior, I only need to mention one word: Holocaust.
We have to drop the beliefs that perpetuate fixation on blood. Thye are not empowering, they are entrapping. Instead of empowering ourselves to believe that we can achieve what we need to no matter our blood, we depower ourselves with the belief that our blood determines what we are and that we arestuck there. This is used to block meaningful change and maintain status quo.
The right belief is that human will is above all blood, and when one wants to change and do better, they can do it.
Oh, I did forget one good thing that should be passed down. And that is wisdom. Anything else passed down or supposedly given through blood will be useless if the person does not have the wisdom to use it properly.
And yet another thing: the saying “blood is thicker than water.” Filipinos often believe in this, meaning blood relations are more important than friendship or dealing with people outside your social circle (such as the infamous KKK of the 2nd Aquino administration). We can consider this a key component of the clannishness and parochialism of Filipinos.
However, as explained elsewhere, the saying is actually a mistake. The original saying is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” It means the opposite of the mistaken version: friends or other people, even those you don’t personally know, who are willing spill blood for you are more important than those who share your blood, but would leave you to rot! That supports yet another of my ideas: a healthy society is based on being respectful and decent toward even people you don’t know. If people look only after their own and only those they know, that produces the divided, self-entitled and conceited society we have today.
Filipinos have to drop “blood is thicker than water,” and instead adopt better sayings, such as:
And for a little humor:
I never thought I’d be writing this to be honest. In truth, I really believed for just a moment that there may be hope for the Filipino people. That perhaps, on some level, there was enough of God’s wisdom that existed within their hearts for them to think critically and make the right choice. That maybe, deep within themselves, they had enough of a mind left to see reason and decide on the right candidates come the 2016 election. Well, more fools me ladies and gentlemen, more fools me. Because now I’ve reached my limit and my breaking point has been surpassed.
Granted, this will probably feel more like a personal rant rather than a right and proper article. However, I’m at the point where I no longer care and leave it up to our webmaster if this is worthy of being published. I prayed dearly that it wouldn’t have to come to this, I really did. I prayed that maybe some of you would be able to wake to reality and finally make choices for the greater good. Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out to be the case with the lot of you. Yes, mark my words ladies and gentlemen, Filipinos are indeed STUPID beyond belief and electing Manny Pacquiao to be senator is very strong proof of that.
And no ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to stop there. Oh no. Because I am going to highlight to you just how dumb and utterly incompetent you lot are. And no, you will not be given a say in this because I am also going to deconstruct every defense you can come up with. Because, after all, Manny Pacquiao never had much to start with as a politician but the lot of you voted for him anyway. Oh well, what can you expect from idiots, eh?
Manny Pacquiao Is Not So Different From President Aquino
There, I said it. Are you angry? If so, good.
Thing is, Manny Pacquiao and President Aquino both rely on manipulating people’s emotions to get their way. That’s why he went to such great lengths to win his last match. He wanted you to feel his hype. He wanted you to trust him. He wanted you to think he could give you the world.
In reality though?
That was all for show. Now that he’s in a higher position, he’s probably laughing in his office or his mansion at all you idiots who voted for him. Don’t think for one instant that he doesn’t know how to manipulate people because he does. That nice guy attitude he likes to show off? Maybe that was him a long time ago. Maybe when he was still untainted by the filthy attitudes of local politics. Now? He’s no different from them. He too is a typical trapo and is out to just sit on his ass in the senate (if he isn’t absent all the time of course) while he sends the country to Hell through one stupid decision after another. Just like Noynoy.
BUT WAIT! Manny Pacquiao is a man of God!
Well, let me tell you something: Did you know that the Devil and demons can also quote scripture? Did you know that they are also capable of twisting the words of the Good Book for their own ends? Sure, Manny Pacquiao claims he’s a man of God. But, think on this, who does he really serve? Well, whoever it is, it’s most certainly not the Filipino people.
We Now Have A New Political Dynasty
Bravo Filipino people! Bravo! As if there weren’t enough oligarchs in power in our country today already!
Thanks to you guys, Manny Pacquiao is now a senator. That means he’s closer than ever to becoming president in 2022. That’s not all that’s happening so far though.
Thing is, now that Manny Pacquiao is now senator, a lot of his relatives have already started taking a jab (pun intended) in politics. Now let me ask you: Do we really need more inept people in power? Do we need more idiots who will just sit on their ass while in office? You guys tell me.
BUT WAIT! Manny Pacquiao has done a lot for charity!
Well, let me enlighten you idiots. Yes, you heard me, idiots. You are IDIOTS. No, I’m not taking that back because you are. But I digress.
See, being a senator is a LEGISLATIVE job. LEGISLATION is about MAKING LAWS not GIVING TO CHARITY. As a matter of fact, YOU CAN GIVE TO CHARITY WITHOUT HAVING TO BE IN POLITICS. There, did I make that clear enough for you morons? Would you like me to repeat that?
LEGISLATION OR MAKING LAWS IS NOT ABOUT GIVING TO CHARITY. YOU CAN GIVE TO CHARITY WITHOUT BEING IN POLITICS.
We Have Doomed The Next Generation
Tying in with my above statement, Manny Pacquiao has a better chance of becoming president in 2022 and this is of course all thanks to you brainless lot. Imagine what our children and grandchildren will have to go through when Manny Pacquiao becomes the ruler of this wretched land. And no, it’s not really a question of “if” ladies and gentlemen because you’ve already shown just how easy it is for you to be manipulated.
President Duterte may have great potential as a leader, but everything he may build will be for nothing when Manny Pacquiao takes over from where he left off. When the brain-dead boxer finally comes to power you can expect the government to once again have close ties with the church, frequent absences during times of need and, of course, widespread discrimination against the LGBT community.
BUT WAIT! Manny Pacquiao is a man of integrity!
Well, there’s the biggest joke of all!
Okay, let me expound on just how funny that statement is. While Manny Pacquiao has always been fiercely critical of the LGBT community, he has never once called out his party-mates who are very well-known for being deeply corrupt individuals.
And now, here he is licking the heels of President Duterte, saying “I was for him all along” like a hungry street dog hoping to catch a morsel.
Well good luck with your street dog in the senate people of the Philippines! Good luck, you’re going to need it and may the Lord God have mercy on all your foolish souls!
And before I finish, here something else: I bet you’re going to say that Manny Pacquiao at least give the Filipino people good publicity. That, thanks to his talents, Pinoys are getting more respect and attention from foreigners.
Well, let me take that apart for you too…
See, there’s no question that Filipino people are talented. We have many countrymen who have both beautiful minds and bodies. We have painters who can drive one to tears through the sheer grandeur of their works. We have dancers who can go toe to toe with just about any foreign dance group. We have musicians who can play truly epic scores that can lift one’s spirit to the Heavens through their notes and instruments. We have storytellers capable of creating beautiful worlds and legendary characters to populate said worlds.
However, do you even bother to support or even just recognize them?
Oh right! I almost forgot who I was talking to there. You’re just too dumb to realize that you share the same country with genuinely talented and wonderful people! Instead, what do you idiots do? You laugh at them. You call them names because you can’t relate to them at all. You ridicule them both in their faces and behind their backs because you’re just too dumb to see and believe in their potential. You call them “crazy” and you call them “weird” because you can’t see the beautiful things that they do amount to anything. In short, if you all weren’t so dumb, then we would have plenty of good people to be proud of.
And no, I’m not going to ask you to prove me wrong this time because, while you may not admit it, you know I’m right!
[Photo courtesy Yahoo! News.]