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Saturday, April 30, 2016
John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
(MADE IN JAPAN)
for 6 am ..
While his coffeepot
(MADE IN CHINA)
was perking, he shaved with his
(MADE IN HONG KONG)
He put on a
(MADE IN SRI LANKA),
(MADE IN SINGAPORE)
(MADE IN KOREA)
After cooking his breakfast in his new
(MADE IN INDIA)
he sat down with his
(MADE IN MEXICO)
to see how much he could spend today. After setting his
(MADE IN TAIWAN)
to the radio
(MADE IN INDIA)
he got in his car
(MADE IN GERMANY)
filled it with GAS
(from Saudi Arabia)
and continued his search
for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging
and fruitless day
(made in MALAYSIA),
John decided to relax for a while.
He put on his sandals
(MADE IN BRAZIL),
poured himself a glass of
(MADE IN FRANCE)
and turned on his
(MADE IN INDONESIA),
and then wondered why he can't
find a good paying job
AND NOW HE'S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT
MADE IN KENYA
You gotta keep this one circulating!
There are now papers floating around that the BPI account in Julia Vargas has a running balance of around Php22,000xx from March 2015 to March 2016. It's peanuts, and Trillanes makes a big fuzz about it? Sonamagan, even call center agents would have this kind of bank accounts; definitely does not show a corrupt DU30.
And then, Trillanes talks of 42 real estate properties, but mostly owned by the children of DU30. Yet, the first one that media checks is a unit in P Guevarra, which is only valued at 2.3 million. Even ordinary employees could buy such unit. That could hardly buy just the main door, an imported antique, in the house of Binay, which has been valued at 15 million, yes just the freaking door by itself.
What is this, they are again using trial by publicity, which they effectively used on CJ Corona whom they accused him of having 80 properties. In the end, it comes out Corona had only four properties, three of which was purchased for investment purposes only. I don't think this black propaganda will work this time — sawa na ang publiko sa style ng dilaw. ….. Why don't they investigate this cabinet secretary, who is part of the inner circle of PNoy, who gifted his mistress with Php400m house — yes, his mistress, not his wife? The grapevine has been talking about this for quite some time already.
How stupid, Trillanes took the bait. He said he got his info from his network of informants. I have a feeling the DU30 camp fed the info thru the ISAFP hoping it would end up in the hands of one of the candidates. Trillanes who must still have some connections in the military was of course the first to get into the trap. Thinking he got the scoop, he immediately called a press conference, also baiting Roxas in just after a couple of hours. Poor Roxas, I think he will be cursing at Trillanes on Monday.
The two have to realize DU30 has been in more tight spots than what he is facing today. Just look at the map. Going south, from Digos going to Gen San or Makilala/ Kidapawan, or east, starting from Panabo/Tagum, or north, all the way to Valencia and Malaybalay, Davao City is surrounded by some of the most dangerous places. You are talking of private armies, small groups of bandits, and all sort of rebels, organised or not. They can say whatever they want about Davao City, but no one will deny it is an oasis in that general area which is so dangerous. This could not be if DU30 has not become a world class expert in negotiation.
This is where I think Manila underestimates him. Indeed, DU30 keeps his cards very, very close to his chest. He probably learned that the best way to negotiate with dangerous people is to allow the other party to see him as weak. They will always be mistaken if they underestimate him. Crass, uncouth, probably, but he is more sophisticated than anybody in Manila, and it will surprise many. He is the face of Sun Tzu in politics.
I think Monday we will see the election as over; a Senator resigning and a candidate withdrawing. Abangan natin. This is getting to be interesting; we might learn a lesson or two in playing high stake games.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
THE BUZZARDIf you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner.The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly,but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.------------------------------------------THE BATThe ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air,cannot take off from a level place.If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and,no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air.Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.------------------------------------------THE BUMBLEBEE
A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.------------------------------------------PEOPLEIn many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up!That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem....just look up!Sorrow looks back,Worry looks around,But faith looks up!Live simply,love generously,care deeply,speak kindly, andtrust in our Creator,who loves us.Share this with a friend....I just did.