Posts Tagged ‘political bloopers’

When Cory apologized to Erap regarding what happened in EDSA 2, I thought my “2008 The-world-is-totally-fucked-up-and-screwed-and-is-doomed-to-hell list” is over. I mean, how could Cory do that? GMA may not have turned out to be the president we wanted after we ousted Erap, but to apologize to Erap because of that? No way! My list so far includes the following:

  • Joma Sison (he’s the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, in case some of you haven’t heard of him yet — just making sure) has just created a Facebook account. At first I thought this is a joke or something. But when I saw the news from Inquirer, well, I was… surprised…? Facebook is almost synonymous to globalization, capitalism, domination of the West, etc. And you see Joma using this for his group’s objectives? (Machiavellian? Maybe… but no!) Errrr… Hey, look! Papi superpoked and dropped a chandelier on Joma! (Had this been a Friendster and/or Multiply account, I might have added him as a friend!)

From the professional heckler’s site:

His Facebook status? “Joma is having a great time in Europe.”Rumors say New People’s Army spokesperson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal has also created a Facebook account. His status? “Ka Roger is kinda inggit at Ka Joma but fully understands the situation.”

  • Mar Roxas’ “Putang-ina! Patayin ang Gloria Forever Cha Cha na ito!.” I mean, we can all be expressive of our thoughts and emotions, but sometimes, as a government official talking in front of the media (and live at that!), I think there are, ahmm, cursing/expletives that are better off left in your mind. I don’t know, it could probably be just me.
  • A stupid general (and I say this with all the respect in the world) who thought he wouldn’t get caught with an unexplainable cash while traveling to a former super power. I was convinced before that there is something higher and more complicated political agenda happening here, but when my friend who knows someone who knows someone who is in the government says there is no other agenda here, I was convinced that the general is just plain stupid. (Again, with all the respect in the world.)
  • Pacquiao to run for House seat. Again. How could he be so stupid? Well, it’s probably his ‘political advisers’ doing all these, but, deym! I wish his advisers would rather guide him and suggest a real foundation instead. He could very well gain a lot more supporters if he is not in the political arena. I’d support him — in spirit, and actual action if I can — if he’d rather make a foundation for the poor, for the youth, etc.

But yesterday, I read a blog about

the son of Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman and several persons [beating up] a 14-year-old boy and his father at a golf course in Antipolo on Friday.

The blog is from the daughter of the victim.

At around 1:30 PM today [December 26 — yeah, after Christmas!], at Valley Golf and Country Club, Antipolo City, Mayor Nasser Pangandaman, Jr., Mayor of Masiu City, Lanao del Sur, his father, Secretary Nasser Pangandaman of the Department of Agrarian Reform, and company, beat my defenseless 56-year-old dad and my 14-year-old brother to a pulp because of some stupid misunderstanding on the golf course. — (The world has gone crazy, Vicissitude)

This was in the news also.

MANILA, Philippines—The son of Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman and several persons beat up a 14-year-old boy and his father at a golf course in Antipolo on Friday, the victims complained Saturday.

The alleged attackers were identified as Nasser Pangandaman Jr., mayor of Masiu, Lanao del Sur, and his golfing companions and armed bodyguards. The victims, Delfin de la Paz and his family, said the Agrarian Reform secretary witnessed the incident at the Valley Golf Club but did not stop his son and their bodyguards from attacking the victims.

De la Paz filed the complaint immediately after the incident on Friday with the Antipolo police, who said the charges, including child abuse, would be filed on Monday.

I actually wish this wasn’t true. I mean, how could you tolerate and absorb this kind of news during the Yuletide Season? Or anytime at all? I think I read somewhere that the person involved was appointed as member of the GRP peace panel for the negotiations with the MILF. If that is indeed accurate, deym! We’re doomed, people, we’re just doomed.

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