Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to the 90's (Alanis Morrissette)




Tuwing linggo, madalas natng naririnig sa FM radio ang mga kantang Born Free, Tie A YEllow Ribbon, My Way, kahit anu'ng kanta ni Frank Sinatra, mga classic songs noong 50's, 60's at 70's. Yan ang panahong kinalakihan ng ating mga magulang, nila nanay at tatay pati na rin sila Lolo at Lola. Pagkakarinig ka nyan sa loob ng bahay namin, alam mo na linggo na. Mahilig ang nanay makinig ng mga lumang tugtugin. Kasi ito ang panahon nila, hindi sila maka-jive, yung ilan lang, sa mga kanta natin sa ngayon.
90's hits ang music ko, ito ang panahon ko. Dito sa panahong ito nahilig ako sa music at mtv's. Maraming music noong 80's ang gusto ko rin pero ang 90's talaga ang nagpasimula ng kahiligan kong mangolekta ng cassette tapes, cd's at mp3's. Pagdating ng panahon ang mga kantang to ang magiging classic naman sa mga susunod na henerasyon.







Ironic




Head Over Feet





You Learn





You Oughta Know





Hand In My Pocket

Friday, July 30, 2010

Morning Rush 186 (Funny Alternative Meanings To Popular Acronyms)

The Top Ten Funny Alternative Meanings To Popular Acronyms
July 27, 2010 Episode (Ocean Dip/Homer Singson)

First Batch
10. RC & Cess - DLSU-Di Lumusot Sa UPCAT
RC & Cess - BIR-Bureau of Internal Robbery
09. Master Bee - SONA-Son Of Ninoy Aquino
08. No Name - PMA-Pahinga Muna Anak
07. No Name - AIDS-As If Doing Something
06. Captain Caveman - PNP-Penge Ng Pera
05. No Name - UST-UP Sana Tayo
No Name - ADMU-Ang Daming Mistake sa UPCAT
04. Licky Licky Yumyum - DPWH-Department of Public Works & High Waist
03. Mang Jack - BRB-Be Ready Bitch
02. Master Bee - SHABU-Salamat Hesus At Biyernes Ulit
01. Spy Shadow - BLTB-Basta Lahat Tayo Bangga

Second Batch (Set A)
10. Blue Bird - PCGG-Puro Chicks Gabi Gabi
09. Oren - SBMA-Sa Bahay Muna Ako
Pare - UST-Umaasa Sa Tatay
No Name - UST-U STay at Home
08. Mommy Em - PSP-Palo Sa Pwet
07. No Name - DPWH-Departamento na Palaging Wumawasak at Humuhukay
06. Penelope -HIV-Hair Is Vanishing
Penelope - AIDS-Anit Is Definitely Showing
05. John Syrel - PUP-Pag-Umuulan Putik
John Syrel - CSB-College of School Bukol
04. Buttercup16 - ST.PAUL-Sana Talaga Pumasa Akong UP Lord
03. Joshua Miguel - LBM-Looking for Better Management
02. PJ Solid - ISTAMBAy-Ikaw Sila Tayo Ang Mga Batang Ayaw Yumaman
01. Abernathy - DKNY-Dede Ko Na Yan

Second Batch (Set B)
10. No Name - MBA-Manager By Accident
09. Kyu Tian - LBM-Late Bumangon Ma'm
Baby James - LBM-Lasing Buong Magdamag
08. Purple Rose - MWSS-Masarap Work, Sobra Sweldo
07. No Name - LRT-Lagi Raw Tayuan
06. North East - PLM-Pamantasan Sa likod ng Mapua
05. Crypto Verbalise - DOH-Daming Obese Ha!
Crypto Verbalise - SPF-Sunog parang Fried
04. No Name - ADIDAS-Ako'y Dapat Iwasan, Dahil Ako'y Sabog
Ian - ADIDAS-Ako'y Dapat Isuot Dahil Ako'y Sapatos
03. Tiny Whitey - PSBA-Pasok Sine Bago Aral
02. Chelly Chells - BMW-Bilbil Mo Walo
01. night John - TGIS-Tiis Gutom, Ipon Salapi

Third Batch (Set A)
10. Ehempahard - PUP-Papasok Uupo Papasa
09. Inaki - KGB-Kapag Gabi Babae
08. Humidifier - GSIS-Galing Sa Ina Sustento
07. Master Baker - MWSS-Madaming Water Shortage Susmaryosep
06. Lulamae - UST-Underwater Sa Tag-Ulan
05. Jackemon - Teka lang ha, mag-FB lang ako-Fish Ball
04. CK - DLSU-Dyan Lang Sa UE
03. Bash - DKNY-Divisoria Kanto Ng Ylaya
Grand Mother - DKNY-Divi Ko Nabili Yan
02. Abernathy - MMDA-Mahirap Magpaliwanag, Madaling Abutan
No Name - MMDA-Madaming Meryenda, Madaming Almusal
01. Trish - PLDT-Pechay Linis, Dating Talong

Third Batch (Set B)
10. No Name - PhilAm-Philing Amo
09. Feb Kinse - MU-Malabong Usapan, May Umaasa, Malaswang Ugnayan
08. Formula1 - HBO-Hindi Bayad Otang
07. Pandesal - LTFRB-Lang Taxi fare? Ride Bus
06. Joy Imperial - PBA-Pag Big Astig!
05. Tubelet - SIPSIP-Socially Insecure Person Seeking Immediate Promotion
04. Purple Milk - MBA-Mediocre But Arrogant
03. Lady gagard - PGMA-Puro Gastos Madaming Atraso
02. Songbird With A Bird - MOP-Muscles Of Poverty
01. Coach Danny - PUJ-Patay Yung Jaywalker

Final Batch (Set A)
10. Super Gelly - LBM-Liga ng Babaeng Maaalat
09. Silver Bullet - ATM-Ang Taba Mo
08. Jontaur Walrus - SONA-SO ano NA?
07. Stansky - IBM-I Blame Microsoft
Stanky - HONDA-Hold On Not Done Accelerating
06. Specialist Joe - FINE-Fuck up, Insecure, Neurotic, Imotional
Specialist Joe - VIRGIN-Very Intrigue Ready Girl Is Nervous
05. ODH - GRO-Girls Ready for Overnight
O(DH - DPWH-Daddy Panty Wala Hihihi
04. Nel Alone - PORSCHE-Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything
03. No Name - PNR-Pechay Not Ready
Jopak - PTNT-Pechay Tuwang Tuwa
02. Corky Mommy - ARMY-Aren't Ready for Marine Yet
Corky Mommy - MARINE-Muscles Are Required, Intelligence Not Essential
01. Santiago - IBM-Ice Buko Malamig

Final Batch (Set B)
10. Pugong Tagalog - OB-Owing Bahay
09. Baby Jen - DECS-Dark Edible Chocolate Starfish
08. No Name - PSP-Professional Sex Provider
07. Jimmy - PNP-Pito Ng Pito, Panggap Ng Panggap, Peke Na Pulis
06. No Name - NAIA-Naku Ako Iniwan Airplane
05. Erwin - SWAT-Sana Wag Akong Tamaan
04. No Name - ABS-A Big Stomach
03. No Name - PNP-Pwede Nang Pagtiyagaan
No Name - DENR-Dating Enrico Ngayon Rica
No Name - DKNY-Dati Kinis, Ngayon Yagit
No Name - MWSS-Madaming Water Sa Sapa
02. A-LEX - PUKI-Pangkalahatang Unyon ng Kababaihang Inaapi
A-LEX - BAYAG-Bagong Alyansa sa Yamang Ating Gabay
01. Daps - MACINTOSH-Most Applications Crush If Not The Operating System Hang

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Experience)


Hindi naman talaga ito ang plano naming mga B Drunky Jerky na panoorin last Sunday. Ang balak talaga namin ay "Inception". We search the net, Sm Cinema Website, search under SM MArilao, okay may screening ng 3:40PM. When we got there, pumila kami sa ticket booth, napansin namin sa 4 na cinema duon walang Inception. We asked the guard, at sabi nya sa amin, "Ay sir, 2 screening lang, last full show na po ito ngayon, bukas pa po ng umaga ulit, dahil ngayon po Sorcerer's Apprentice na." Me ganun? Eh lintek na SM Marilao Cinema yan! Kaya eto nagdesisyon na lang kami na ito na lang ang panoorin, kahit naka-mind set na kami sa Inception.

Our Movie Passes


Okay naman ang Sorcerer's Apprentice, funny, ang daming funny scenes at hayop sa punchline, hindi sya corny, hindi nakakainip lahat ng scenes hindi mo palalampasin. Yun nga lang, mababaw ang story.


Movie Sypnosis:

(From Yahoo Movie)
Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorceror's Apprentice.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Morning Rush 185 (Funny Or Creative Insults)

The Top Ten Funny Or Creative Insults
July 22, 2010 Episode (Sneaky Boy)

First Batch
10. Andy - Don't let your mind wonder, it's too small to be on it's own.
09. Red Nax - (From School Of Rock) You're tacky and I hate you!
08. No Name - I'm a winner, you're fat!
07. No Name - I'd love to insult your intelligent but I'm afraid you won't get it.
06. No Name - Spell "Asa Ka Pa"
05. Abernathy - Listening to you is like listening to my own fart, coz you're an asshole.
04. RC & Cess - You know what, you are so gullible! Believe me!
03. Homer Singson - Magkapatid parents mo?
02. Sky Suleigh - Please don't me! I cry when ugly people holding me.
Sky Suleigh - If I'm in my happy place, why are you here.
01. Infrared - You're like cement, it takes day to get hard.

Second Batch
10. No Name - You havea dermis of a paquiderm.
09. No Name - Earth is full, go home.
08. Jean - Hindi bali nang hindi maganda, atleast ang boyfriend ko binata.
07. It's Me raffy - When you go to a mind reader, you got half price?
06. Patrick Joseph - Why won't you slept to something comfortable? like a coma!
05. Candy Cane - You're dark and handsome, when it's dark, you're handsome.
04. Oscar Dela Hopia - You know what someday you'll go far, and I hope you stay there.
Oscar Dela Hopia -If you set what you thought, you'll be speechless.
03. Dru - If you screw-up again, I'll fire you! Then rehire you so I can slap you, then fire you again.
02. Patrick Joseph - I will never never forget the day I meet, trust me I'm trying.
01. Pansky - I try to change your password to URPNS but the computer said it's too short.

Third Batch
10. Pulo - Magpagupit ka, yung kortenf tao naman.
09. Cinderella - Grabe ang ganda-ganda mo ngayon, joke!
08. Gilsy - Favor, kasi buntis ako eh saka naglilihi, pwede wag muna tayo magkita?
07. Ruelsky - Ay sino nga pala ulit kumanta nyan? Pwede sya na lang!
06. Charmaine - I bet your parents wish your mom swallowed.
05. Hanna Banana - You know what, you're not as bad as people say you are, you're worse.
04. Corky Mommy - I had a wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
03. Mr. Lawn - You know what, what's eating you, must be suffering horribly.
02. The Real MMK - It's okay to let your mind go blank, but please turn off the volume.
01. Football Zombie - Don't get lost in thought, it's unfamiliar territory.

Final Batch (Set A)
10. Pettics Mode - Ang swerte mo talaga, di ba opposite attract, eh di you'll end up swith someone pretty, smart and hot?
09. Me Hate Raddishes - Good morning, which insecure part of you lip today?
08. Motchi - You're very very very very very very very young, in tagalog, ang bata bata bata bata bata taba mo ngayon.
07. Young Indy - May sabon ba kayo sa bahay? eh suklay? Eh foot powder? eh deodorant? Eh bat hindi mo gamitin?
06. Sepulturero - Jone River once said, "One day my mom told me, 'Why can't you be more like your sister?" My sister die in child birth."
05. Arvincent - What do you call a blond who die her hair brown? Artificial Intelligent.
04. My Yankee - We all sprang from ape, but you didn't spring far enough.
My Yankee - A thought across your mind? Wow it must be a long and lonely journey.
03. Purple Rose / My Yankees - If ignorance is bliss, you must be the happiest person in the world.
02. Sasha Purse - (John Mayer's Tweet) It's like our ears got use to that frequency, it's still loud but we become more tolerable of it. Like Kesha.
01. No Name - You're safe from zombies, they are looking from brains.

Final Batch (Set B)
06. Aida Jam - I never forget a face, but in your case I will make an exception.
05. Yna - Wow nagpapataba ka ba? (Hindi, Eh ikaw nagpapapangit?)
04. My Yankees - Boy George is all England name, another queen who can't dress.
03. No Name - You sound reasonable, I think It's time for my medication.
No Name - I Promise to try to be nicer, but promise to try to be wiser.
02. Arvincent - You're wasting your time.. (To a girl on a jeep putting some make-up)
01. Young Indy - Buti ka pa, hindi mo na kailangang ma-inlove para magmukhang tanga!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Eclipse (Experience)



A week ago, me and my wife finally went to see Eclipse! For some reason, I haven't been as excited to see this movie, as I was before watching Twilight and New Moon. And since mas maganda ang Vampire Diaries, nawalan na ako ng gana sa movie na to, antayin na lang namin sa dvd. Anyways, the movie was not as good as I expected! It wasn't as funny as New Moon or Twilight, but it was very well made. I figure you all know what the movie is about, so I won't make a long review post, just share some of my highlights and lowlights from the movie, along with some things that bugged me or left me wondering.




Highlights:
1. JACOB! Snow na nga ang scene, shirtless pa din. Hayop nga! All the girls, including my wife smiled widely every time he appeared on the screen. Also - he had his shirt on like three times in the entire movie. Wala bang budget na shirt kay Jacob? Hahaha
2. EMMETT! He's funny! You will loved the scene when he & Bella almost flirted and Rosalie got pissed. More Emmett in the next movie please, to add humor.
3. THE PACK. They are all soo funny (ok maybe not Leah) and I love the way they joke around and treat each other like brothers.
4. The "vampire SPEED" - it actually looked like the Cullen's ran super fast!

Lowlights:
1. BREE Tanner. Stephenie Meyer wrote an entire novella about her. In the movie? I'm not sure if she said anything, or just screamed. More about her would have been fun!
2. The RIPPING-vampires-apart stuff. That was not like I had imagined it at all. It looked like they were smashing porcelain pots!
3. The part with ROSALIE's back story was interesting, but she did not look like she belonged at that time at all!
4. What's up with JASPER's haircut? He looks silly.




Monday, July 26, 2010

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Aquino: ‘Puwede na muling mangarap’
Reposted from Yahoo! By Thea Alberto, Yahoo! Southeast Asia


President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is confident that he could revive hope in government, which has been rocked by anomalies and corruption.


Aquino’s first State of the Nation Address was peppered with figures and accusations of missing funds and wasteful spending against the previous administration.


Hoping to the correct the wrongs of the past administration, Aquino said many of these problems had been “kept secret” from the public.He exposed anomalies in some agencies including exorbitant bonuses of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and the supposed “30 months” pay of most of its employees.


“Sa suma total po, aabot ang lahat ng dalawa’t kalahating milyong piso kada taon sa bawat miyembro ng Board maliban sa pakotse, technical assistance, at pautang. Uulitin ko po. 


Lahat ng ito ay ibinibigay nila sa kanilang mga sarili habang hindi pa nababayaran ang mga pensyon ng kanilang mga retirees,” Aquino added.


He also exposed the growing government budget deficit.


“Sa unang anim na buwan ng taon, mas malaki ang ginastos ng gobyerno kaysa sa pumasok na kita. Lalong lumaki ang deficit natin, na umakyat na sa 196.7 billion pesos. Sa target na kuleksyon, kinapos tayo ng 23.8 billion pesos; ang tinataya namang gastos, nalagpasan natin ng 45.1 billion pesos,” Aquino said.


He said that of the total budget left for 2010, only six and a half percent remained, leaving the country with only one percent of the budget allotted for each month.


“Saan naman po dinala ang pera [Where did the money go]?” Aquino said.


Aquino also enumerated spending faults of his predecessor, including the release of calamity funds to Pampanga, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s town, while Pangasinan province that was heavily ravaged by typhoon Pepeng only got a meager amount.


Aquino also exposed anomalies in the National Food Authority were tons of rice supply have gone to waste due to excess buying but poor distribution.
“Ang masakit nito, dahil sobra-sobra ang binibili nila taun-taon, nabubulok lang pala sa mga kamalig ang bigas,” he added.


In an interview with TV5, Congress Dato Arroyo said the figures cited by Aquino were “inconsistent,” as he cited some of the reactions of former Cabinet officials.


Former President Joseph Estrada, for his part, stressed that Aquino only exposed the small anomalies, not the bigger cases of corruption.
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Benigno S. Aquino III, State of the Nation Address, July 26, 2010 (English)


State of the Nation Address of His Excellency
Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
to the Congress of the Philippines
Session Hall of the House of Representatives


[July 26, 2010, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City]


Speaker Feliciano Belmonte; Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile; Vice President Jejomar Binay, Chief Justice Renato Corona, Former Presidents Fidel Valdez Ramos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate; distinguished members of the diplomatic corps;


My beloved countrymen:


Our administration is facing a forked road. On one direction, decisions are made to protect the welfare of our people; to look after the interest of the majority; to have a firm grip on principles; and to be faithful to the public servant’s sworn oath to serve the country honestly.


This is the straight path.


On the other side, personal interest is the priority, and where one becomes a slave to political considerations to the detriment of our nation.


This is the crooked path.


For a long time, our country lost its way in the crooked path. As days go by (since I became President), the massive scope of the problems we have inherited becomes much clearer. I could almost feel the weight of my responsibilities.


In the first three weeks of our administration, we discovered many things, and I will report to you some of the problems we have uncovered, and the steps we are taking to solve them.


This report is merely a glimpse of our situation. It is not the entire picture of the crises we are facing. The reality was hidden from our people, who seem to have been deliberately obfuscated on the real state of our nation.


In the first six months of this year, government expenditure exceeded our revenues. Our deficit further increased to PhP196.7 billion. Our collection targets, which lack PhP23.8 billion, were not fully met, while we went beyond our spending by PhP45.1 billion.


Our budget for 2010 is PhP1.54 trillion. Of this, only PhP100 billion – or 6.5% of the total budget – can be used for the remaining six months of the current year. Roughly 1% of the total budget is left for each of the remaining month.


Where did the funds go?


A calamity fund worth PhP2 billion was reserved in preparation for anticipated calamities. Of this already miniscule amount, at a time when the rainy season has yet to set in, PhP1.4 billion or 70% was already spent.


The entire province of Pampanga received PhP108 million. Of this, PhP105 million went to only one district. On the other hand, the province of Pangasinan, which was severely affected by Typhoon Pepeng, received a mere PhP5 million, which had to be used to fix damages inflicted not even by Pepeng, but by a previous typhoon, Cosme.


The funds were released on election month, which was seven months after the typhoon. What will happen if a typhoon arrives tomorrow? The fund has been used up to repair damage from typhoons that hit us last year. Our future will pay for the greed of yesterday.


This is also what happened to the funds of the MWSS. Just recently, people lined up for water while the leadership of the MWSS rewarded itself even though the pensions of retired employees remain unpaid.


The entire payroll of the MWSS amounts to 51.4 million pesos annually. But this isn’t the full extent of what they receive: they receive additional allowances and benefits amounting to 81.1 million pesos. In short, they receive 211.5 million pesos annually. Twenty four percent of this is for normal salaries, and sixty six percent is added on.


The average worker receives up to 13th month pay plus a cash gift. In the MWSS, they receive the equivalent of over thirty months pay if you include all their additional bonuses and allowances.


What we discovered in the case of the salaries of their board of trustees is even more shocking. Let’s take a look at the allowances they receive:


Attending board of trustees and board committee meetings, and you get fourteen thousands pesos. This totals ninety eight thousand pesos a month. They also get an annual grocery incentive of eighty thousand pesos.


And that’s not all. They get a mid-year bonus, productivity bonus, anniversary bonus, year-end bonus, and financial assistance. They not only get a Christmas bonus, but an additional Christmas package as well. Each of these amounts to eighty thousand pesos. All in all, each member of the board receives two and a half million pesos a year exclusive of car service, technical assistance, and loans. Let me repeat. They award themselves all of these while being in arrears for the pensions of their retired employees.


Even the La Mesa watershed wasn’t spared. In order to ensure an adequate supply of water, we need to protect our watersheds. In watersheds, trees are needed. Where there should be trees, they built homes for the top officials of the MWSS.


We cannot remove them from their positions quickly because they are among the midnight appointees of former president Arroyo. We are investigating all of these things. But if they have any shame left, they should voluntarily relinquish their positions.


Now let’s discuss funds for infrastructure. The DPWH identified two hundred forty six priority safety projects to be funded by the motor vehicle user’s charge. This needs a budget of 425 million pesos. What they ended up funding were only 28 projects. They disregarded 218 projects and replaced these with seventy projects that weren’t in the plans. The 425 million pesos originally asked for became 480 million pesos, increasing because of projects allocated for a favored few.


These projects make no sense: unstudied and unprepared for, sprouting like mushrooms.


The era of such projects is at an end. Under our administration, there will be no quotas, there will be no overpricing, the funds of the people will be spent for the people.


There’s more. Five days before the term of the previous administration ended, they ordered 3.5 billion pesos to be released for the rehabilitation of those affected by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. This was supposed to fund eighty-nine projects. But nineteen of these projects amounting to 981 million pesos didn’t go through public bidding. Special Allotment Release Orders hadn’t even been released and yet the contracts were already signed. It’s a good thing Secretary Rogelio Singson spotted and stopped them. Instead, they will all go through the proper bidding, and the funds will be used to provide relief to those who lost their homes due to typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.


Let’s discuss what happened in Napocor. From 2001 to 2004, the government forced Napocor to sell electricity at a loss to prevent increases in electricity rates. The real motivation for this is that they were preparing for the election.


As a result, in 2004, NAPOCOR slumped deeply in debt. The government was obligated to shoulder the 200 billion pesos it owed.


What the public thought they saved from electricity, we are now paying for using public coffers. Not only are we paying for the cost of electricity; we are also paying for the interest arising from the debt.


If the money we borrowed was used properly, then there would be added assurance that constant supply of electricity is available. However, this decision was based on bad politics, not on the true needs of the people. The people, after having to sacrifice, suffered even more.


This is also what happened to the MRT. The government tried again to buy the people’s love. The operator was forced to keep the rates low.


In effect, the guarantee given to the operator that he will still be able to recoup his investment was not fulfilled. Because of this, Landbank and the Development Bank of the Philippines were ordered to purchase the MRT.


The money of the people was used in exchange for an operation that was losing money.


Let us now move on to the funds of the National Food Authority (NFA).


In 2004: 117,000 metric tons (of rice) was the shortage in the supply of the Philippines. What they (the government) bought were 900,000 metric tons. Even if you multiply for more than seven times the amount of shortage, they still bought more than what was needed.


In 2007: 589,000 metric tons was the shortage in the supply of the Philippines. What they bought were 1.827 million metric tons. Even if you multiply for more than three times the amount of shortage, they again bought more than what was needed.


What hurts is, because they keep purchasing more than what they need year after year, the excess rice that had to be stored in warehouses ended up rotting, just like what happened in 2008.


Is this not a crime, letting rice rot, despite the fact that there are 4 million Filipinos who do not eat three times a day?


The result is NFA’s current debt of 177 billion pesos.


This money that was wasted could have funded the following:


-      The budget of the entire judiciary, which is at 12.7 billion pesos this year.


-      The Conditional Cash Transfers for the following year, which cost 29.6 billion pesos.


-      All the classrooms that our country needs, which cost 130 billion pesos.


This way of doing things is revolting. Money was there only to be wasted.


You have heard how the public coffers were squandered. This is what is clear to me now: change can only come from our determination to stamp out this extravagance and profligacy.


That is why starting now: we will stop the wasteful use of government funds. We will eradicate projects that are wrong.


This is the point of what we call the zero-based approach in our budget. What used to be the norm was every year, the budget merely gets re-enacted without plugging the holes.


Next month we will be submitting a budget that accurately identifies the problem and gives much attention on the right solution.


Those that I have mentioned were only some of the problems we have discovered. Here now are examples of the steps we are undertaking to solve them.


There is a case of one pawnshop owner. He purchased a vehicle at an estimated cost of 26 million pesos.


If he can afford to buy a Lamborghini, why can’t he pay his taxes?


A case has already been filed against him. Through the leadership of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, BIR Commissioner Kim Henares, Customs Commissioner Lito Alvarez, and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, every week we have new cases filed against smugglers and against those who do not pay the right taxes.


We have also already identified the suspects of the cases of Francisco Baldomero, Jose Daguio and Miguel Belen, 3 of the 6 incidents of extralegal killings since we assumed the Presidency.


Fifty percent (50%) of these incidents of extralegal killings are now on their way to being resolved.


We will not stop the pursuit of the remaining half of these killings until justice has been achieved.


We will hold murderers accountable. We will also hold those who are corrupt that work in government accountable for their actions.


We have begun forming our Truth Commission, through the leadership of former Chief Justice Hilario Davide. We will search for the truth on the alleged wrongdoing committed in the last nine years.


This week, I will sign the first ever Executive Order on the formation of this Truth Commission.


If the answer to justice is accountability, the answer to the dearth in funds is a new and creative approach to our long-standing problems.


We have so many needs: from education, infrastructure, health, military, police and more. Our funds will not be enough to meet them.


No matter how massive the deficit is that may keep us from paying for this list of needs, I am heartened because many have already expressed renewed interest and confidence in the Philippines.


Our solution: public-private partnerships. Although no contract has been signed yet, I can say that ongoing talks with interested investors will yield fruitful outcomes.


There are some who have already shown interest and want to build an expressway from Manila that will pass through Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, until the end of Cagayan Valley, without the government having to spend a single peso.


On national defense:


We have 36,000 nautical miles of shoreline, but we only have 32 boats. These boats are as old as the time of (US General Douglas) MacArthur.


Some had this proposition: they will rent the Navy headquarters on Roxas Boulevard and the Naval Station in Fort Bonifacio.


They will take care of the funding necessary to transfer the Navy Headquarters to Camp Aguinaldo. Immediately, we will be given 100 million dollars. Furthermore, they will give us a portion of their profits from their businesses that would occupy the land they will rent.


In short, we will meet our needs without spending, and we will also earn.


There have already been many proposals from local to foreign investors to provide for our various needs.


From these public-private partnerships, our economy will grow and every Filipino will be the beneficiary. There are so many sectors that could benefit from this.


We will be able to construct the needed infrastructure in order to help tourism grow.


In agriculture, we will be able to have access to grains terminals, refrigeration facilities, orderly road networks and post-harvest facilities.


If we can fix out food supply chain with the help of the private sector, instead of importing, we will hopefully be able to supply for the needs of the global market.


The prices of commodities will go down if we are able to make this efficient railway system a reality. It will be cheaper and faster, and it will be easier for travelers to avoid crooked cops and rebels.


A reminder to all: creating jobs is foremost on our agenda, and the creation of jobs will come from the growth of our industries. Growth will only be possible if we streamline processes to make them predictable, reliable and efficient for those who want to invest.


We make sure that the Build-Operate-and-Transfer projects will undergo quick and efficient processes. With the help of all government agencies concerned and the people, a process that used to take as short as a year and as long as a decade will now only take six months.


The Department of Trade and Industry has already taken steps to effect this change, under the leadership of Secretary Gregory Domingo:


The never-ending horror story of registering business names, which used to take a minimum of four to eight hours depending on the day, will be cut down drastically to fifteen minutes.


What used to be a check list of thirty-six documents will be shortened to a list of six, and the old eight-page application form will be whittled down to one page.


I call on our local government units to review its own procedures. While we look for more ways to streamline our processes to make business start-ups easier, I hope the LGUs can also find ways to implement reforms that will be consistent with the ones we have already started.


All will certainly benefit from this streamlining — be it businessmen, soldiers, rebels and ordinary Filipinos. As long as the interests of Filipinos will not be jeopardized, we will explore all available avenues to make this a reality. We must start now, and we should all help achieve this and not stand in each other’s way.


The time when we will no longer be made to choose between our people’s security and the future of our children is upon us now.


Once we implement these public-private partnerships, we will be able to fund public service in accordance with our platform.


This will enable us to fund our plans for education.


We will be able to expand our basic education cycle from seven years to the global standard of twelve years.


We can build more classrooms, and we will fund service contracting under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education Program (GASTPE).


Conditional cash transfers that aim to lessen the burden of education on parents will also be funded if this partnership becomes a reality.


Our plans for improving PhilHealth can now be within reach.


First, we will identify the correct number of Filipinos who sorely need PhilHealth coverage, as current data is conflicting on this matter. On one hand, PhilHealth says that eighty-seven percent (87%) of Filipinos are covered, then lowers the number to only fifty-three percent (53%). On the other hand, the National Statistics Office says that only thirty-eight percent (38%) of Filipinos are covered by Philhealth.


Even as we speak, Secretary Dinky Soliman and the Department of Social Welfare and Development are moving to implement the National Household Targeting System that will identify the families that most urgently need assistance. An estimated 9 billion pesos is needed in order to provide coverage for five million poor Filipinos.


Our country is beginning to see better days ahead. The private sector, the League of Provinces headed by Governor Alfonso Umali, together with Governors L-Ray Villafuerte and Icot Petilla, are now ready to do their share when it comes to shouldering the financial burden. I know that the League of Cities under the leadership of Mayor Oscar Rodriguez will not be far behind.


If the local governments share in our goals, I know that I can surely count on Congress, the institution where I began public service, to push for our agenda for change.


Our Cabinet has already showed it skill by identifying not just problems but also proposing solutions in a matter of three weeks.


In the aftermath of Typhoon Basyang, we were told by those in the power sector that we would be without electricity for four days. The quick action of Secretary Rene Almendras and the Department of Energy resulted in the restoration of power to almost all those affected within twenty-four hours.


The so-called water shortage in Metro Manila was quickly attended to by Secretary Rogelio Singson and the Department of Public Works and Highways. Secretary Singson did it without prodding, which alleviated the suffering of those affected.


We also witnessed the competence and initiative of those we appointed to be part of our Cabinet. It is but just that they not be forced to go through the eye of a needle to be confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. Should this happen, competent Filipinos will be encouraged to help our country by becoming public servants.


In the soonest possible time, we will convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) to discuss the important bills that need to be addressed. Rest assured that I will keep an open mind and treat you honorably.


We will push for the Fiscal Responsibility Bill, which will limit spending bills only for appropriations that have identified a source of funding. We need 104.1 billion pesos to fund those laws already passed but whose implementation remains pending because of lack of funds.


We will re-evaluate fiscal incentives given in the past. Now that we are tightening our purse strings, we need to identify those incentives that will remain and those that need to be done away with.


We will not allow another NBN-ZTE scandal to happen again. Whether from local or foreign sources, all proposed contracts must undergo the scrutiny of correct procedures. I now ask for your help with amending our Procurement Law.


According to our Constitution, it is the government’s duty to ensure that the market is fair for all. No monopolies, no cartels that kill competition. We need an Anti-Trust Law that will give life to these principles, to afford Small- and Medium-Scale Enterprises the opportunity to participate in the growth of our economy.


Let us pass into law the National Land Use Bill.


It was in 1935, during the Commonwealth, that the National Defense Act was passed. There is a need to amend for a new law that is more responsive to the current needs of national security.


I appeal to our legislators to pass the Whistleblower’s Bill to eradicate the prevalent culture of fear and silence that has hounded our system.


We will strengthen the Witness Protection Program. We must remember that from 2009 to 2010 alone, cases which involved the participation of witnesses under the program resulted in a ninety-five percent conviction.


There is a need to review our laws. I call on our lawmakers to begin a re-codification of our laws to ensure harmony in legislation and eliminate contradictions.


These laws serve as the basis of order in our land, but the foundation of all rests on the principle that we cannot grow without peace and order.


We face two obstacles on our road to peace: the situation in Mindanao and the continued revolt of the CPP-NPA-NDF.


Our view has not changed when it comes to the situation in Mindanao. We will only achieve lasting peace if all stakeholders engage in an honest dialogue: may they be Moro, Lumad, or Christian. We have asked Dean Marvic Leonen to head our efforts to talk to the MILF.


We will learn from the mistakes of the past administration, that suddenly announced an agreement reached without consultations from all concerned. We are not blind to the fact that it was done with political motivation, and that the interest behind it was not that of the people.


We recognize the efforts of the MILF to discipline those within its ranks. We are hopeful that the negotiations will begin after Ramadan.


To the CPP-NPA-NDF: are you prepared to put forth concrete solutions rather than pure criticism and finger-pointing?


If it is peace you truly desire, then we are ready for an immediate cease-fire. Let us go back to the table and begin talking again.


It is difficult to begin discussions in earnest if the smell of gun powder still hangs in the air. I call on everyone concerned not to waste a good opportunity to rally behind our common aspiration for peace.


Our foundation for growth is peace. We will continue to be shackled by poverty if the crossfire persists.


We must understand that now is a time for sacrifice. It is this sacrifice that will pave the way for a better future. With our freedom comes our responsibility to do good unto our fellows and to our country.


To our friends in media, especially those in radio and print, to the block-timers and those in our community newspapers, I trust that you will take up the cudgels to police your own ranks.


May you give new meaning to the principles of your vocation: to provide clarity to pressing issues; to be fair and truthful in your reporting, and to raise the level of public discourse.


It is every Filipino’s duty to closely watch the leaders that you have elected. I encourage everyone to take a step towards participation rather than fault-finding. The former takes part in finding a solution; from the latter, never-ending complaints.


We have always known that the key to growth is putting the interest of others beyond one’s own. One thing is clear: how do we move forward if we keep putting others down?


How will those without education secure quality jobs? How will the unemployed become consumers? How will they save money for their future needs?


If we change all this, if we prioritize enabling others, we will open a world of opportunities not just for ourselves but for those who direly need it.


We have already begun the process of change, and we are now able to dream of better things for our country. Let us not forget that there are those who wish us to fail, so that they will once again reclaim power to do as they please at the expense of our people.


My firm belief is that our fate is in the hands of God and our people. While we focus on uplifting the lives of our fellow men, I have an unshakeable faith that Almighty God will give us His blessings and support. If we remain firm in our belief that God is on our side, is there anything impossible for us to achieve?


The mandate we received last May 10 is testament to the fact that the Filipino continues to hope for true change. The situation is not what it was before; we can all dream again. Let us all become one in achieving a fulfilment of our hopes and aspirations for our country.


Maraming Salamat Po!


ARTICLE from http://www.gov.ph/

Saturday, July 24, 2010

JibJab


Older ones with a more mature sense of humor will definitely enjoy the e-card site JibJab. It boasts of several video and postcard, all witty and hilarious. Dami na nito kumakalat sa facebook, at isa ako sa nabiktima ng isang kaibigan, tawatawa ako gn tawataw sa video na ginawa nya, nakakalimang beses ko na itong pinanood pero natatawa pa rin ako. Cool!


Chippendales Dancers







Tacio & Ynna "Ice Skating"






George & Arvin "Figure Skating"





Ron & Glaezel "Disco"




Friday, July 23, 2010

Morning Rush 184 (Things That Make You Truly Pinoy)

The Top Ten Things That Make You Truly Pinoy
July 21, 2010 Episode (Shellatin)

First Batch
13. Jao - You are Pinoy when someone says "Psssttttt" and then you look back.
12. Ian - When we point on stuff using our mouth.
11. No name - If the call time for the party is at 7, Filipino start at 8.
10. No Name - Close family ties and extended family, minsan kahit may asawa ka na nakikitira pa din tayo sa family natin.
09. Super Gelly - Even in corporate setting, uso pa rin ang kuya ate na tawagan.
08. No Name - Pinoy lang ang gumagamit ng Po at Opo.
07. No Name - Tayong mga pinoy pag pumupunta ng handaan, lagi tayong nagpapabalot ng pagkain
06. I Am Kresia - If you watch Hayden Kho Scandal.
05. Super Gelly - Alam na ngang mabaho inaamoy pa at pinapamoy pa.
04. Alipotpot- We eat with our hands.
03. A.K.A. Carmaine - Pinoy are fond of giving embarrassing name to their kids.
02. Corky Mommy - We use tabo to clean our body.
01. Awesome Rod - Pinoy ka talaga kung alam mo lahat nang nangyayari kay Kris Aquino.

Second Batch
10. ShyAnne - He's a pinoy driver if may nakasabit ng rosary sa rear view mirror at pedicured pa.
09. Infrared - Pinoy ka pag berde ang naiisip mo sa mga adjective na ito: Mahaba, matambok, mapalad, mataba, malaki, masikip.
08. Tiktok Man - Pinoy ka talaga pag linggo-linggo ka nagpapamanicure.
07. No Name - Pabaon and pasalubong. Balikbayan Box.
06. No Name - Tunay kang pinoy pag mahal mo ang Pilipinas.
05. RC & Cess - Tayo lang ang nagpipiknik sa puntod ng ating mga mahal sa buhay during All Saints Day and Death Anniversary.
05. Kulit - Sya na nga ang kausap mo nagtatanong pa ng "Ako?"
04. Abernathy - Pag naging artista ka pagkatapos mong lumabas sa isang reality show, pangit na wala pang talent.
03. Chick's Night - If you are very careful and gentle in correcting or giving comment to other people especially who we truly know.
02. TikTok Man - Pinoy ka talaga kung naghihinuko ka sa jeep pag trapik.
01. Ichigo - Pinoy lang ang nakukuha pang tumawa sa gitna ng kalamidad.

Third Batch
10. Patrick - When you raise your eyebrows when you greet someone.
09. No Name - Ang pagtanaw ng utang na loob.
08. The Letter 2- When you know the historical date by heart.
07. Blaire - Pag kumakain ka at may dumaang ibang tao kahit hindi mo kakilala, niyayaya mo at sinasabing "Kain po!"
06. Big Bert - Tunay kang Pinoy kapag napahinto mo ang bawat pinoy during laban ni Pacman, at walang crime sa lahat ng laban nya.
05. Dennis Pinch - Pag madali kang makalimot at magpatawad.
04. ?
03. Art - If we make a sign of a cross when we are passing by a catholic church.
02. Gurong Tagatuos - Kapag alam mo ang sundot-kulangot.
01. Gracia - Kahit 0.000001% ang dugong pinoy nya, kini-claim nating pinoy sya basta sikat.

Final Batch
14. Rema - It's a need to buy pasalabong when we leave a country.
13. Anto - Pinoy lang ang parang ginagawang hanapbuhay ang biyag, ang daming ninong at ninang.
12. I Wink - When everything good that will happen to you, you'll get this from people you know, Pakain ka naman! Papancit ka naman!
11. Hairy Bell - You are Pinoy if your hair is wet and you smell good in the morning, kasi naligo ka, especially in Singapore.
10. Jedi Master - We are the Nation who started a peaceful revolution to change our government.
09. No name - Artistang pinoy ka kung actor o actress ka na, singer-ramp model pa, commercial model, stage performer at show host ka pa.
08. Eris - Kung lahat ng name sa kalsada nadaanan mo na at para kang nasa karera.
07. Hot Pink - Pinoy lang ang hindi nauubusan ng dahilan for people power. Parang nagiging habit na.
06. Dru - If you put ketchup on everything.
05. Lock On Stratus - Tayo lang ang may malawak na gay dictionary.
04. Aries - Kapag may kinakain ka at may kasama ka, inaalok mo ng "Ayaw mo?"
03. Aya - If you drink softdrinks on a plastic and straw.
02. Layla - Reading signs, you are pinoy. When you se "Do Not Enter" you go, "Pwedeng dumaan dito." on a "Cash Only Lane" we go, "Pwede cash dito?"
01. Chico - Reading signs outloud.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 03, 2010 (Happy Drunky Jerky)




SHERWIN'S PLACE
ni Sherwin A. Calalang 07.05.11 (Bulacan, Philippines)

Ika-3 ng Hulyo, Nakumpleto ang mga gago

Sa bahay ni Sherwin nagtagpo, Ang napakasayang grupo;

Ang host na si Tacio, nagdala ng puluta't pangtomo;

At kwelang kwento ang baon ni Dolfo.

Kasama din sa Tropa, Ang magaling na makata,
mahusay sa tula, Yan si George Calata;

Ang tahimik na si tomtom, Di mo alam kung nanduon
Walang imik at walang kwentong baon,
Hindi ko lang alam baka nga nagugutom;


Nang makatikim ng serbesa, Nag-iba ang timpla
May natanaw na isang dalaga, Tawag kay Sherwin ay "KUYA"?
Huli man daw at magaling, Tiyak na maihahabol din
Sa tagayan ng Gin, Si Glaezel dyan ay may taglay na angkin.

May magaling tumakas sa tagayan nawawala,
Dahilan ay tutang nasa kwarto't nagwawala;

Basta sa Shih Tzu na si Sasa, Feeling Ina, yan si Nina.
Sila ay Proud at Sobrang Happy, Sa grupo namin sila'y nakasali;
Mag-asawang wala pa ding baby, Ibang saya kasi ang grupo ng B Drunky Jerky.
Umagahin man daw kami, sa kanila'y okie,
Yan ang gusto ko sa kila Marlene at Gabby.

Lumalalim na ang gabi, At nakakatatlong The Bar na kami;
Kahit wala ng chaser nagyeyelong Iced tea,
Ang B Drunky Jerky ay ayaw pang umuwi.

Tumba na ang bote at yelong lusaw,
Bitin pa ba sa alak at kaya pa bang gumalaw?

Kaya binalak gumimik, banlaw sa anahaw,
Trip ng lahat ay kumanta't Sumayaw.

ANAHAW GRILL
Dala ang Besta, Sakay ang buong barkada;
Tara na tara na, Ready na kaming Kumanta

Sa Anahaw nagbanlaw, Tropang galawgaw

Dahil Solo ang Anahaw, Walang hiyang sisigaw


Nakaayos na ang lamesa, Parang Last Supper nga
Ang menu ay ihanda, At kami'y mga uhaw na.


SanMig Light sa mga Babae, Red Horse Beer naman sa mga lalaki
At umorder pa kami, Ng Pulutang sisig na crispy
Dahil lahat ay tipsy, Kakanta na ba kami?

Kanya kanya ng pili, Ng kantang maipagmamalaki

Walang hiya hiya, Basta't ika'y may laya

Kumanta ng masaya, Ala-Boyband man o banda

Noong una'y solo solo, Ang pagkanta sa entablado

Matapos mapataob ang 3 round na tomo,
Agawan na kami sa mahiwagang micropono


"Sige" ang huling kantang pang-Finale,
Dalawang mic pinagaagawan ng 5 lalaki;

Sumigaw isigaw pataasan ng tili?,
Wala kayong paki kumakanta kami!


Natapos na nga ang banlaw sa Anahaw,
NagBalak ang tropa na kumain ng lugaw;

Sa tabi ng kalsada ang besta ipinarada,
Kanya kanya ng ngang order ng lugaw at tokwa.


FUN 'N SUN
Busog na nga sa lugaw ang mga beer na sikmura

Pero ang trip nami'y gusto pang gumala;

I-ready na ang katawan handa na bang mabasa?

Sa trip nating magswimming kasunod ng toma.


Anu'ng oras na ba may mabibilhan pa ba?

Try nyo sa 7eleven at baka may tinda,

Pagkaing chicha at inuming ala-Bora
Dahil sa Fun 'N Sun tayo'y magpapakasaya abutin man ng umaga.


Manong guard kami po ay magsuswimming

Papasukin kami kahit na po alanganin,

Madaling araw na nga yan po ay alam namin

Payagan kami kahit kami'y wrong timing.

Bahala na ang bawat isa kahit walang damit na dala

Kasiyahn at trip lang muna basta ang tropa buo at makapagsaya,

Naka-brief na si Gabby at si Dolfo
Boxer short naman suot ni George na gwapo,

Nahiyang mag-undy si Sherwin at Tacio

Baka daw masilip itinatagong bukol na dako.


Ang mga babae walang kaarte-arte

Suot na pambaba agad agad itinabi,

Madilim naman daw ang paligid at tao'y puro kami

Lumangoy sumisid kahit naka-panty.


Si Ron na matakaw, madaldal nuong gabi,
Naghanap ng CR mawawala lang daw sandali,

Lahat ay basa na hanggang kilikili,
Ngunit si Tomtom a.k.a. Ron wala pa rin sa aming tabi.


May naghahabulan at sisid patagalan

May langoy sa malalim at ang slide ay sinubukan

Si Gabby na naka brief lamang panay rampa kung saan-saan

Kaya si Dolfo na naka-hanford walang magawa, ang trip ay sinakyan.


Boracay mix ni Tacio
Ay talagang panalo,
Condensed milk, coke, merinda hinalo sa Generoso

Isama pa ang kape at chokquik sabay halo

Iinumin lahat yan, tagay sa walong katao.


Hindi malilimutan ang kakaibang karanasan

May umiyak, may nag-away, may nagsuntukan.

Maling akala lang puno't dulo ng selosan,

Kaunting usap lang yan at tayo'y magkakaunawaan.


Limang Lalaki sa mesa, Tatlong babae sa pool na may hagdan

Nag-uusap usap tungkol sa nangyaring kaguluhan,

Kanya-kanyang opinyon at payong kaibigan
Tila nalimutan na ang kasamang natutulog sa van.

Nang magkaunawan at magkaintindihan

Ang tropa'y balik na at muling nagkasiyahan

Sulitin nga naman ang oras dahil malapit na ang hangganan

Ala-cinco ng umaga ang ating uwian.


Unti-unti'y langit tayo'y iniilawan

Pa-umaga na nga mga kaibigan,
Tara na tara na, tama na ang kwentuhan
Tayo na't umahon at punasan ang katawan.


Papauwi na ang lahat at gamit ay ayos na

May Isang pangyayaring nakakatawa,

Si Dolfo na maharot at walang tigil mambuska,

Naitulak sa pool wallet celfone ay nabasa

Ika-3 ng Hulyo nagsama-sama ang grupo

Nagkakwentuhan, inuman kila Sherwin na Kalbo,

Nabitin, nagkayayaan, nagbanlaw sa anahaw ang sampu

Kumanta, nagtuksuhan, hanggang dumating ang 2 dayo

Kaya ang sampu naging siyam sa lugawan nang umupo.


Nagswiming, nagkasuntukan, tumakbo ng hubo
Nagkahiwa-hiwalay na ika-apat ng hulyo.