Hacienda Luisita may be safe: Lourdes Sereno appointed Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court

The Philippines has a new Supreme Court Chief Justice. Lourdes Sereno was chosen by President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III to be the new head of the judiciary from a shortlist submitted by the Judicial Bar Council (JBC) today. At 52 years old, Sereno is expected to serve in the role for the next 18 years — unless she is impeached. Given the precedent set by the successful impeachment of her predecessor Renato Corona on trumped up charges and on the back of spurious evidence, that is a possibility no longer as farfetched as it once was.

Given the highly politically-charged circumstances of her appointment, it is likely that those who may be plotting to cut her tour of duty short may already be sharpening their pencils. Sereno is BS Aquino’s woman for the job after all. She had undertaken actions over the last 18 months in line with what it seems is the primary mission of the Second Aquino Presidency, for one, dissenting in key Supreme Court rulings favourable to Corona during his impeachment trial and, more notably, voting for higher compensation to be awarded to the Cojuangco feudal clan when the Hacienda Luisita is subject to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

Thus a Noynoy presidency was apparently deemed critical to ensure that the “right” people were in the Supreme Court over the 2010-2016 presidential term, most likely to ensure that the SC in that period dished out rulings favourable to the presidential Kamaganak Inc which, of course, includes the owners of Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI)]. This likely inlcudes keeping the TRO in effect and buying enough time for HLI to get its sorry financial position back in the black.

It’s no wonder then that Noynoy threw a monumental fit when he first faced the prospect of a presidency under a Supreme Court led by Arroyo appointee Renato Corona. To Noynoy, Corona represented an absolute roadblock to the whole point — his mission to his family while President of the Philippines.

A successful bid by Serena to implement her position on the matter of the Hacienda Luisita will result in an estimated Php10 billion windfall for the Cojaungco clan. Failure on the part of the Supreme Court enterprise of Aquino’s master plan may result in bankruptcy for HLI, possibly dragging down along with it a whole raft of creditor businesses likely to be owned by key taipans within the Aquino-Cojuangco Kamaganak Inc.

Nonetheless, it seems good old-fashioned Filipino criteria had been applied in her selection for the role according to Integrated Bar of the Philippines president Roan Libarios…

Libarios described Sereno as very religious and an advocate for greater transparency in the judiciary. “May takot sa Diyos [“she harbours a fear for God”] and she can withstand pressure,” he said.

Looks like Philippine justice is in safe hands then.

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142 Comments on “Hacienda Luisita may be safe: Lourdes Sereno appointed Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court”

  1. Sereno meets the
    Robredo Standard:
    1. Mahusay at Magaling
    2. Matino

    Plus something more;
    MakaDiyos.

    Panalo ang sambayanan
    kay Justice Sereno.
    Mabuhay ka! Kulong ka
    na GMA!

        1. Alas this fish-for-brains fool is too far detached from reality that it’ll be but a lost cause to get him grounded back to earth.

    1. Ummm, I think, like the naysayers here, you are speaking too soon. Sereno has not performed yet for you to declare that she’s ‘mahusay at magaling and matino’. Marcos, Erap and Gloria Arroyo were mahusay and magaling at matino before they occupied Malacanang and look what happened to them? To us?

      Calm down people, let’s observe and wait. Let us give those people in gov’t. the chance to prove their worth before we praise them to high heavens or tear them apart.

      1. 1. “On GMA’s case on dealing with Erap, Trillanes, and Lim but I’ve never seen vindictiveness and malice just like what Noynoy did.” – Daido
        —–
        You have never seen vindictiveness and malice in Gloria like what you see in Noynoy? But of course, Daido, you love Gloria and you hate Noynoy. I expect you to say that.

        “2. Speaking of the media, Marcos was a crook bwcause he was pointed as one by media pundits.” – Daido
        —–
        Absolutely wrong. Marcos as a crook is not the result of media pundits “pointing him as one”. He is a crook, period.

        3. “People blamed GMA because the media highlighted her faults and made her supposedly anti-masa.” – Daido
        —–
        And GMA, being president as she is, cannot do anything about the media faulting her? Mababaw.

        4. “…you’re EMO over GMA and Corona so it’s ok for you to put them behind bars even though the evidence is very weak.” – Daido
        —–
        Behind bars? Corona was convicted but there is no prison term. He was just ousted from office. With GMA, she has yet to have her day in court.

        So, for you to say “the evidence is very weak” is premature at this time. Let’s just wait.

        1. @jona-s

          But of course, Daido, you love Gloria and you hate Noynoy. I expect you to say that.

          Daido loves Gloria?!

        2. @jona-s:

          1. Meh. I’m more like a Noynoy realist and I’ve never treated Noynoy or the Aquinos as demigods. AFAIK, she never did that; Noynoy is the only executive who keeps on chasing his political enemies. It’s just your assumption that I love Gloria or something like that. But if you ask me, she’s a better statesman compared to Noynoy. But the latter wasn’t fit to be president. You’ve been just fed up by what the media tells you. And you fall for it. Proud to be a moron, isn’t it? 😀

          2. You focus your EMO on Marcos who apparently shattered the country. Well if Marcos wasn’t around, who would build the nationally funded structures then still heavily used by the country now? After him Cory nor others didn’t even give a lick about national infrastructure or foreign investments. You overrate his atrocities yet many claimed before finding out the truth about him that his time was actually a time where society was disciplined. Two sides of the same coin. People demonize Marcos but take away what he did for the country. People uplift the humanly nice Cory and the Aquinos as demi-gods of the country when just as much corruption happened in her time as much as Marcos did, to go with inefficient decision making as a leader to boot.

          4. Mas mababaw ka. 😛 TBH, she doesn’t focus on that and she does her job instead. Actually, when the time that she wanted to make Meralco a state-owned company (in order to lower electricity rates and to end its monopoly, she was demonized left and right by the biased media.

          5. Wrong. Corona was ousted from office thru impeachment. Now there are some guys wanted to chase him since he supposedly had criminal charges like graft, etc.

          Point completely missed but what did I expect from someone who had angry mob mindset?

        3. Daido,

          1. It’s very obvious you have no idea of what you’re talking about. I’ve said it many times before, I did not vote for Noynoy not because I hate him like you but because, in my thinking, there are candidates who are better than him.

          In my readings of you, you’ll not get mad at Noynoy had he not touched or run after Gloria Arroyo and Renato Corona. Your idols. Look, you even declared something that is inaccurate. You said Noynoy is “the only executive who keeps on chasing his political enemies”, which you know is not true. Remember Marcos? Remember Cory? Remember Erap? Remember Gloria Arroyo? All of them ran after their enemies or perceived enemies. I don’t know if Gloria is really the enemy of Noynoy. Who knows, maybe Noynoy is running after her because, like the majority of the people, he is convinced that Gloria should answer for those allegations she allegedly committed while in power.

          2. Marcos overstayed his watch. He could have been a good president had he known when to stop. Cory brought democracy back. In terms of duration of terms, there is no comparison. She was a transitional leader in times of crisis.

          3. I’m not going to argue with you on Gloria Arroyo because you are just reminiscing and imagining things to defend her against accusations of corruption. Why did I say that? Well, what you are saying doesn’t jibe with the reality. What you really want was to have a stage to enumerate Gloria’s “accomplishments” vis-a-vis the allegations of corruption against her. And I’ll let you do that by not contradicting you because people know what the truth is. Anyway, let’s just wait for the right time because she’ll have her day in court.

        4. jona-s:

          1. Meh. I, myself, never voted for that nutjob. You didn’t vote for him but why are you acting like being a supporter or something? It seems mobsters have no idea what they’re talking about.

          Noynoy chasing his political enemies was actually accurate. Have you ever noticed? The Executive Order 01 is more like a witch-hunt order against FPGMA, which it was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Noynoy’s repated attacks against the past administration in his speeches, and even the travel ban imposed by the DOJ on not allowing her to seek medical treatment abroad yet she was charged of electoral sabotage AFTER that happened? I mean, why do you tolerate incompetence and cowardice? And if you wanted to see PGMA pay for her crimes, then sadly you are looking at the wrong persons and admin to do the job. You and everybody else who are high on this claim the allegations are present, the information is there and she managed to dodge a trial during her term. So if Aquino is stern about his anti-corruption, then why did he not do anything the first thing in order when he became president? Why did she sit on it for over a year only to revisit it again when media caught fire of PGMA needing medical attention? If you think the idiot will actually be able to pull this off, then sir your problem is your faith in the wrong power and system. Godspeed.

          2. What Marcos wanted is progress. Please tell that to Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir since they overstayed. The former stated the truth that “What the Philippines need is discipline than democracy.” And the latter stated that “Democracy works only when the people understand the limitations of democracy.” Too much democracy can lead to disaster. In fact, this form of government you look for certainly isn’t our current democracy. The people make a spectator sport of it, turn into a mob when it goes haywire and lay reason to do such an act as ‘people power’. I guess not following the process and being orderly and upstanding citizens is not ‘people power’ as well eh? Democracy my a$$.

          3. nd people like you go EMO over PGMA, claiming she stole millions of YOUR money (when its the governments money to begin with. Taxation money ain’t yours son! You aren’t down with that? Complain about taxation without representation!) when she also was an efficient leader that kept the Philippines economy afloat, invested on its economic side and did what she could to keep the government from going astray as she wasn’t going to get any legitimacy as the transitional leader after Estrada. So in this system, she had to what she can to gain allies, even if it meant throwing money at them.

          What you and people are getting mad about is a small deal. There are things we should leave the past alone about because it won’t haunt the future of the country. The constitution still haunts the country in the past, certainly the present and most definitely the future and so is the system of the government if we don’t change it for the better. Much like how we should change how we think about mythical concepts like crab mentality and colonial mentality, like you do. Because people cannot progress if they keep thinking like that and playing the constant victim when things get messed up.

          And please, I don’t believe in a truth that makes one feel better. I know that GMA had that kind of allegations. I don’t buy the ‘GMA is evil’ sh*t.

        5. 1. Meh. I, myself, never voted for that nutjob. You didn’t vote for him but why are you acting like being a supporter or something? It seems mobsters have no idea what they’re talking about.
          —–
          I’m “acting like being a supporter”. I’m not going to blame you for thinking that way. With hate in your heart and blinders in your eyes, you will really suspect that I’m a Noynoy supporter. Not only that, I don’t agree with you and the other anti-Noynoy here, hence, it would really be assumed that I am a Noynoy supporter.

          But let me tell you something, I’m a firm believer of a level playing field. Balance views. Counter response and opinions. Opposing ideas. I view blogging like a sport. There are always combatants, protagonists. Two or more sides or teams. But always in contrast. Always opposite.

          No disrespect to the people who run this blog, 9 out of 10 if not one hundred percent it’s all about anti-Noynoy thing. Anti-gov’t.. I also have issues with Noynoy and the gov’t. but I cannot do it because everybody is already doing it. I have to concentrate on issues that will balance the discussion on the board. There’s nobody to argue with because majority of the members are in agreement against the government.

          So I’m have to play the devil’s advocate. The sharpener wherein you can test your ideas or thinking whether it make sense or not.

          Of course the disadvantage is to be called pro-Noynoy, yellow follower, etc. What’s worse is be branded as a moron, idiot, etc. Fine, I can take that because I know where I stand. But can you imagine if I’m really for Noynoy and all you can come up with as a defense is to call me names, to insult and attack me? I will just laugh at you for I know I got you cornered.

          There is really no other way for me except to be your nemesis or else I’ll just be agreeing with you and the others here. There is nothing to oppose because practically everybody agrees on the same agenda.

          2. What Marcos wanted is progress. Please tell that to Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir since they overstayed. – Daido

          Every leader wants progress. It comes in the territory. But you don’t sell your soul to the devil just to achieve that. And Marcos is not like Lee Juan Yew or Mahathir. Proof? Look at their country now. Marcos was forcibly ousted from power. Can you say the same with Lee and Mahathir? So there.

          3. “So in this system, she had to what she can to gain allies, even if it meant throwing money at them.” – Daido

          Is that an admission that Gloria Arroyo bribed people just to gain allies? If so, what kind of leader is she?

          You say that to a pro-Noynoy and you’re a goner.

        6. ‘Every leader wants progress. It comes in the territory. But you don’t sell your soul to the devil just to achieve that. And Marcos is not like Lee Juan Yew or Mahathir. Proof? Look at their country now. Marcos was forcibly ousted from power. Can you say the same with Lee and Mahathir? So there.’

          Flawed argument. So on Marcos’ case, you fully admit that you’re an idiot who overrate his atrocities, etc. like everybody else, w/o realizing the fact that his successor is much more worse. In case you don’t notice, that’s how politics in the Philippines work. Progress can happen if we change our mindset, but many Filipinos swam into the pool of mediocrity and stupidity. And THAT happened when Marcos left. of course, that is what you get.

          ‘Is that an admission that Gloria Arroyo bribed people just to gain allies? If so, what kind of leader is she?’

          Well, that’s how the system works! Everybody is doing it. So the problem is the SYSTEM, not necessarily the people with it.

    2. Kahit na makulong si GMA, it won’t make much a difference. Of course, you would love it to happen because what you’re looking for is a small deal.

      Intellectually bankrupted bastard. 😛

        1. Missing the point. Only proud morons like yourself would think that. If may kasalanan siya then prove it in court, not to rely on the pussyfooting which is trial by media.

          I’ll just leave to the courts. Of course, what do you expect from someone who has an angry mob mindset?

      1. Aba, ikaw ang nagsabi no’n e. That even if Gloria is incarcerated there won’ be much a difference. I don’t think kahit na abugado ni Gloria sasabihin ‘yan.

        Of course, kaya nga may korte para do’n litisin ang kaso. With regard to “trial by media”, what’s your problem there? Masesentensiyahan ba siya ng media?

        Napaka-nerbiyoso mo e, lol!

        1. TROLL. 😛

          You still don’t get it, do you? Trial by media is a phrase popular in the late 20th century and early 21st century to describe the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person’s reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt or innocence before, or after, a verdict in a court of law. That is what was happening in our country. That term is also connected to another term called mob mentality, which you want to glorify.

          Not being nervous, but I just want to be objective. I’m not some idiot who doesn’t know how politics is ran besides whatever the media feeds to them, including inane trial by medias. The fact is the Philippines LOVES idiots like you who can be easily manipulated to tell whom to hate and whom to love by a simple whim.

          So get your priorities straight for once. Now you know what ‘trial by media’ means. 😛

        2. “Trial by media is a….” Daido
          ——

          No need, the term is self-explanatory. You’re just wasting space on the blog. Actually, ‘trial by media’ is your defense to prove that people you idolize are being persecuted through it.

          Aba, more than a month ‘yung Senate investigation/hearing/trial and you’re still blaming the media? On Gloria Arroyo’s part, did we hear you complain ‘trial by media’ when she was lording it over with the Eraps, the Jinggoys, the Lims, the Trillanes, etc.? Priority pa n’yang lumabas ng bansa instead of confronting her accusers here. And you blame media for that?

          During EDSA ’86, media was there when the Marcoses was being pilloried by the people. On EDSA 2, media was again instrumental when Erap was dislodged from Malacanang by the forces of Gloria Arroyo.

          Now, you want media out of Gloria Arroyo’s case and her date with history for alleged corruptions she committed during her term? Incredible!

          DO NOT LIE. You are not objective and you know why? It is clear as the blue sky that you hate the present administration and you love the previous one that has been notoriously dismissed by the people.

          Every time negative comments is thrown in the direction of Arroyo/Corona, you froth in the mouth. Where is objectivity there?

          No need for you to lecture on ‘trial by media’ because your intention is not really to share, inform and enlighten people about it but to justify why you are defending Gloria Arroyo and Renato Corona.

          Ang linaw sa mga very increminating posts mo e. And you have the gall to proclaim here that you want objectivity?!

          Pleeeeaasssseeee!

        3. What kind of statement is this –

          “Kasi hindi ikaw makukulong. Pero kay Gloria it will be a big difference dahil, like Erap, MAKUKULONG SIYA, IF EVER.

          And who wants the media out in GMA’s trial?

          Comprehending Daido’s comment, it’s the trial by media that is the issue and not the media per se.

          Jeez…calm down kid. Pwede mo namang basahin ng dahan-dahan bago ka sumagot ng nobelang counter comment.

        4. jona-s: I think the one who is lying is some guy who went on emotional outbursts rather than logical thinking.

          On GMA’s case on dealing with Erap, Trillanes, and Lim but I’ve never seen vindictiveness and malice just like what Noynoy did. Instead, she focused more on doing her job.

          Speaking of the media, Marcos was a crook bwcause he was pointed as one by media pundits. On Cory’s case, she have done nothing but to pay her media friends to make things look good in her so idiots like you will bwlieve in

        5. jona-s: I think the one who is lying is some guy who went on emotional outbursts rather than logical thinking.

          On GMA’s case on dealing with Erap, Trillanes, and Lim but I’ve never seen vindictiveness and malice just like what Noynoy did. Instead, she focused more on doing her job.

          Speaking of the media, Marcos was a crook bwcause he was pointed as one by media pundits. On Cory’s case, she have done nothing but to pay her media friends to make things look good in her so idiots like you will believe in the Cory Hype Machine. People blamed GMA because the media highlighted her faults and made her supposedly anti-masa. While the media who are close with the Aquinos won’t look critically on their mistakes, especially on thw current president’s ineptitude. See the bias?

          If the allegations against her are proven, then she should be on a fair trial. Not trial by publicity and other nonsense. And please, what I’ve seen on the PNoy admin is not on hate; it’s more like seeing reality. Disgust, annoyance, blunders, blame games, vengeance, malice, blood. This is what the current admin brings. Those controversies from the past admin? They were just sensationalized by the biased media. There us no progress with INCOMPETENCE mind you.

          And you’re telling me that I’m defending Arroyo and Corona? Well, it seems that someone who is preferring the rule of law, due process, and fairness means that I’m defending those people, right? In fact, what happened to Corona is all politics; the very reason why the senators gave the man the guilty verdict is because to save themselves from people like you. People who treat the government as a spectator sport. From the angry mob.

          And still, my objective is to enlighten people and I’m not lying to anyone. At least I’m not some moron who will just believe to what the media says. BTW, you’re EMO over GMA and Corona so it’s ok for you to put them behind bars even though the evidence is very weak. Mob society is what you prefer. And it’a a proof of your posts.

        6. Trosp – What kind of statement is this –
          “Kasi hindi ikaw makukulong. Pero kay Gloria it will be a big difference dahil, like Erap, MAKUKULONG SIYA, IF EVER.

          That’s a direct and clear statement for an answer, Trosp. I think you forgot to relate it to the question so you got lost.

          Comprehending Daido’s comment, it’s the trial by media that is the issue and not the media per se. – Trosp

          How can you say such a thing? Trial by media is a product of media. Trial by media is the consequence of the action of media. If you say trial by media is the issue, it goes without saying that media is the culprit or is involve.

          If you think media is not the issue, there’s no point in making trial by media an issue.

          Don’t tell me, in your own theory, trial by media was perpetrated not by media but by the military?

          Naloko na!

        7. @jona-s

          “Kasi hindi ikaw makukulong. Pero kay Gloria it will be a big difference dahil, like Erap, MAKUKULONG SIYA, IF EVER.

          You’re telling us that just like Erap MAKUKULONG SIYA. So, for that one, it is with certainty.

          And I’m wondering why there is this predicate “IF EVER”.

          Just like what it’s obvious, you are a logic confused dud.

          As for the media according to you:

          “How can you say such a thing? Trial by media is a product of media. Trial by media is the consequence of the action of media. If you say trial by media is the issue, it goes without saying that media is the culprit or is involve.”

          The way how your Penoyista’s mind work, it is therefore the media’s fault.

          Just like if somebody’s killed by a gun, it’s because of the gun.

          There is this comment I’ve just posted in this blog http://getrealphilippines.com/2012/08/filipinos-need-to-learn-how-to-think-thinking-101-in-three-convenient-lessons/-

          “Correlation Does Not Equal Causation

          Correlation between two things does not prove that one causes the other.

          For instance:

          Virtually all heroin addicts drank milk regularly as children.

          Therefore, drinking milk leads to heroin addiction.”

          I don’t expect you can grasp that one with the way your mind works.

          Hindi ka na kailangang lokohin.

        8. “And I’m wondering why there is this predicate “IF EVER”.” Trosp
          —–
          Good question and, if I may add, a really very easy one. The use of ‘if ever’ is predicated on the expected filing of cases against and eventual trial and conviction of Gloria Arroyo. ‘If ever’ she is convicted. That is the idea of the sentence.

        9. @jona-s

          Ganyan ka bang kabobo?

          Wag mo na kaming idamay.

          ““And I’m wondering why there is this predicate “IF EVER”.” Trosp
          —–
          Good question and, if I may add, a really very easy one. The use of ‘if ever’ is predicated on the expected filing of cases against and eventual trial and conviction of Gloria Arroyo. ‘If ever’ she is convicted. That is the idea of the sentence.”

          Kundi ka ba naman bobo, mauuna pa ang conviction bago ang filing ng case.

          Tapos ang lakas ng loob mo na mag-comment. Bagay nga na magkasama kayo ni fishball.

        10. @Trosp: So what can you expect from angry mobsters like jon-asss? For them, they don’t believe on the ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ term. It’s more like the “guilty until proven innocent”.

          @jona-s: You’re playing the devil’s advocate but it seems you’re like that other guy here who played his version of the devil’s advocate. I’m putting things in better perspective than you who is behaving like the uninformed retards in the Salem witch trials. Hello we are in 2012 but since it’s the Philippines in question, it might as well be 1684!

        11. @Daido

          He is not a mobster. He is a troll.

          But then, tigas lang ng mukha nya kung mag comment pa sya rito.

          Hiniya na nga sa kabobohan nya babalik pa ulit!

          Pwe!

          Kapag bumalik, matigas talaga ang mukha.

        12. “Kundi ka ba naman bobo, mauuna pa ang conviction bago ang filing ng case.” – Trosp

          In sequence na nga ang ginawa ko hindi mo pa rin naintindihan? O, heto basahin mo uli ha,

          “…expected filing of CASES against and eventual TRIAL and CONVICTION of Gloria Arroyo.” – jonas

          Ang Linaw e!

          “Tapos ang lakas ng loob mo na mag-comment.” – Trosp

          I’ll admit, malakas talaga ang loob kong mag-comment especially sa mga nakikita kong faulty statements like yours. Hindi baga’t I corrected your wayward assumption when you wrote this?

          “Comprehending Daido’s comment, it’s the trial by media that is the issue and not the media per se.” -Trosp

          I’ve showed you Daido’s comment against the media to prove to you that, contrary to what you are saying, you really did not comprehend him.

          Bueno, bago mo ako awayin look at your posts/comments first at linisin mo para hindi makita yung mga dumi.

          Peace bro!

        13. “He is not a mobster. He is a troll.

          But then, tigas lang ng mukha nya kung mag comment pa sya rito.

          Hiniya na nga sa kabobohan nya babalik pa ulit!

          Pwe!

          Kapag bumalik, matigas talaga ang mukha.” – Trosp
          —–
          Trosp, you’re losing it.

          Go back on the issue. Hindi is Jonas ang isyu. For the record you have not argued on the issue since lumabas ka sa lungga mo.

          All you did was nitpicked and whine and bellyache. You have not presented any decent idea or opposing opinion related to the topic.

          ‘Wag mong daanin sa init ng ulo.

          Buti pa so Daimo Katsumi, kahit tabingi yung logic medyo nagsasagi yung isyu.

          O, s’ya, tahan na.

      2. “And who wants the media out in GMA’s trial?” – Trosp
        —–
        Another good question, but again, to add, a very easy one. The answer is: (drum roll) Daido Katsumi.

        1. @jonas

          Comparing your two comments:

          #1

          “Good question and, if I may add, a really very easy one. The use of ‘if ever’ is predicated on the expected filing of cases against and eventual trial and conviction of Gloria Arroyo. ‘If ever’ she is convicted. That is the idea of the sentence.”

          #2 (your rejoinder)

          ““…expected filing of CASES against and eventual TRIAL and CONVICTION of Gloria Arroyo.” – jonas

          Ang Linaw e!”

          So what happens to ” ‘If ever’ she is convicted. That is the idea of the sentence.”

          Another of your rejoinder:

          “I’ve showed you Daido’s comment against the media to prove to you that, contrary to what you are saying, you really did not comprehend him.”

          Where is it that he wanted media out? Show us again.

          Otherwise, it’s a confirmation that you’re a fact challenged dud (read: bobo).

        2. So what happens to ” ‘If ever’ she is convicted.” – Trosp

          If you didn’t get it the first time, I don’t expect you to get it anytime.

          Where is it that he wanted media out? Show us again. – Trosp

          ‘sensiya na bro. I didn’t know you’re that slow to pick up. No need to “show” you again. Everybody can see my post. Just put up or…..

        3. @jona-s

          LOL. Your flawed reasoning is a perfect non seq.

          For a fact challenged dud, you’re very good in misdirection.

          Confine the stupidity to yourself. Si fishball lang ang kaya mong lokohin dito.

          Pwe!

  2. Bravo president! You’re
    really a leader who’s
    not afraid to make the
    right decision. All right-
    minded Pinoys fully
    agree with your decision to appoint
    Justice Sereno as our
    new CJ. Now we have 3
    brave, decent, bright
    and upright women
    ( De Lima, Carpio- Morales and Sereno)
    who will secure our
    rights against the
    evildoers in our society.
    Mabuhay ka!

      1. I don’t think the fishbrained fishball got the thick sarcasm oozing from many parts of this article… typical of a hepatard.

        1. @Gogs – I don’t. Hearing Ricky Carandang makes me want to drive my index finger far back into my eye socket that I could feel it tickling my frontal lobe. But I don’t want to lose my eyesight and screw my personality, so I usually choose the sound of fingernails scratching against a blackboard at any given time of the day and call it music to my ears.

        2. @Snooki The Minister of Truth waxes poetic in this website through his minions. I address it a bit in my post about Noynoy as a guest in the TV Patrol Anniversary. We have dissenting opinion all the time in this website. I just have a problem if my taxes goes towards it.

        3. @Gogs – In the current setting we have in this country, it probably won’t be too far from the truth that the trending obtuse and short-thinking minions like fishball (who I doubt could even think for himself) may just be yet another example of how taxpayers’ money is money well misspent. I don’t know if he’s actually payed by the hour or by the number of comments he posts here.

    1. fishball, you present it as if The Avengers will take-over and run the gov’t. No wonder a number of people as so piss with you, lol! Anyway, right now things are playing the way you wish them to be. But let me remind you, it’s not always rosy and good and everything nice in politics. Time will come that you’ll be in the receiving end of the discussion on this blog. Be ready.

    2. “Bravo president! You’re
      really a leader who’s
      not afraid to make the
      right decision.”
      Since when??? The victims of the bungled hostage tragedy and victims of the floods would beg to disagree.

      “All right-
      minded Pinoys fully
      agree with your decision to appoint
      Justice Sereno as our
      new CJ. ”
      “Right minded” as in yellow idiots like you. You are gravely mistaken if you think most filipinos agree with you.

      “Now we have 3
      brave, decent, bright
      and upright women
      ( De Lima, Carpio- Morales and Sereno)
      who will secure our
      rights against the
      evildoers in our society.”
      The 3 women that you speak of were proven to be lapdogs of your pathetic president.

      Your president’s wall of lies is already crumbling. Once the people know the truth about your president’s scam, they will no longer be swayed by your president’s LIES.

    3. Nope. Wrong decision. Noynoy is much of an evildoer because he and his family are getting away with the Hacienda Luisita incident, which you love the innocent farmers getting killed. 😛

  3. Uncle Peping will be so proud of BS. I am sure he will be allowed to have extra time on his PSP and to play with his little male friends.

    What an utter disgrace. Filipinos should be ashamed of themselves individually and also as a nation for electing BS as president and then letting him destroy key institutions such as the Supreme Court and the office of the ombudsman.

    No wonder the rest of ASEAN treats the Philippines with contempt. If there is a wrong choice to be made, Filipinos – individually and collectively – make it.

  4. Smart move by N/A, appointing someone as CJ that could protect him and his clans interest for the next 18 years. I knew it, it was all drama when he said he was dissatisfied with the JBC list. Next move, appoint DeLima and Henares as Associate CJs.

  5. In fairness, Sereno has yet to serve but the naysayers are already at it. Talk about sitting on a hot seat.

    Not everything is on her hands. There are 15 justices, if I’m not mistaken, that will review and decide cases submitted to the SC. Critics of Sereno, should they decide to censure her, must first obtain basis or proof to buttress whatever criticisms they may have and they can only do this once Sereno start performing her role.

    In the meantime, I think what ordinary citizens should do is to wish the new chief justice good luck and hope for the best.

    1. You’re not fooling anyone if you start your argument with this:

      Sereno has yet to serve

      We’ve heard that before.

      The proof is in her previous decisions as Supreme Court Justice. But you are right, she is just one vote.

      1. Funny that, in spite of the so called “hope” that pinoys were made to believe in, except for these selfish few, the rest of the country is actually experiencing life in the PI go from bad to worse.

        Why pinoys just watch as they are actually being robbed & pillaged in broad daylight is beyond me! The Philippines is suffering from the “battered wife” syndrome—a country so perverted, it sees suffering and punishment as a thing to look forward to.

        1. Is it just me or are the noytards and posers posting “voice-of-reason” arguments sounding more like they’ve lost bigger chunks of their brain matter to stroke tonight?

    2. Sereno will have a hard time gaining the respect of her fellow justices. Everybody knows she got appointed as chief justice because of her friend BS Aquino, in spite of her psychological problem and not so impressive credential. I don’t think she will be effective as her peers will surely look down on her.

  6. You cannot ensure your future, by appointing, people of your choice, to work for your interest. However, there is a Higher Power, who is watching you. Who would think that Robredo will die in a plane crash. Who would think that natural calamities would come to the Philippines in many ways. If you look at histories. Kingdom upon Kingdoms fell in a matter of days. “He changes seasons and kings….”, from the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Old Testament. These Kings were absolute rulers. Yet, they fell in a matter of days. Because they displeased the Higher Power.

    1. No kingdom has ever lasted. All failed. Does that mean the kingdom founded by that rabbi named Jesus will also fall? But however, he never founded a kingdom, didn’t he. The puppet council of Constantine did it for him after 800 years after his death to save what else but the political career of the Emperor Constantine.

    2. “You cannot ensure your future, by appointing, people of your choice, to work for your interest” – Hyden Toro
      —–
      I agree. Look at what happened to Marcos, Erap and even Gloria Arroyo?

      With regard to ‘higher power’, that I’m not sure.

  7. AbNoy’s choice should not have come as a surprise.

    If you are expecting her to suddenly change, then you’d fit the definition of an “insane” person who’d expect a different outcome from doing exactly the same thing over and over. Sereno has a practically defined set of ways and thinking regarding certain issues including HL and similar cases. Don’t expect a different outcome from a lackey of such nature. People had expected Enrile not to act as a “trapo” and see what we got! People expected AbNoy to perform better than he did in his past and look where he has so far gotten us into—where are we really going?—“tuwid na daan” towards hell.

    Fishball is basically like someone cheering and vouching for a maniac while he charges ahead and continues to rape your mom, spouse, and/or daughter in broad daylight convincing your neighbors that such maniac is just doing it all for yours and everyone else’s best interest!

    1. “Fishball is basically like someone…”
      —-

      When you counter an idea that you don’t agree with by writing the example above, you’ll bound to lose in the discussion.

      You don’t focus on the person you focus on the idea of the person. No wonder fishball looks indomitable here because of the poor response being made by those who disagrees with him.

      Every time he puts up something, a member will criticize him by calling him names. Insulting names. He’ll be made fun of forgetting the issue of the post. No wonder fishball do not feel any heat from anyone here because nobody is taking him to account to what he is saying by challenging him to prove and justify his allegations.

      Either that or his statement are really strong and true that opposing members would rather just attack and insult than out-argued by him.

      1. @jona-s

        When you start blaming a previous leader for the shortcomings of the current one and making claims regarding certain candidates whose track records and background say otherwise, the burden of proof would be on you. No need to engage his claims when you have detected the lack of any intent on his part to back them up with “proof” or to be reasoned with.

        What I just said is not meant for the metaphorically challenged, so either simply take it or leave—that simple.

        1. He’s playing the game you’re playing (blaming) so you should elevate the discussion and not drag it down by name-calling and character assault. If you can detect that there is no intent on his part to back up his allegation, the more you should pursue to meet him head on on the issue.

          Lamang ka na e. He has no intent, he’s not serious, hell be in trouble because you will slam the truth right on his face.

          You call him names and he’ll respond the same way, what would the discussion turn into? Two immature jologs arguing in a blog like this?

          Anyway, that’s just my observation and like you said, take it or leave it.

        2. @jona-s

          “jona-s says:
          August 25, 2012 at 10:19 am
          He’s playing the game you’re playing (blaming) so you should elevate the discussion and not drag it down by name-calling and character assault. If you can detect that there is no intent on his part to back up his allegation, the more you should pursue to meet him head on on the issue.

          Lamang ka na e. He has no intent, he’s not serious, hell be in trouble because you will slam the truth right on his face.

          You call him names and he’ll respond the same way, what would the discussion turn into? Two immature jologs arguing in a blog like this?

          Anyway, that’s just my observation and like you said, take it or leave it.”

          Asus…What I said stands…and two more words…”my prerogative.”

  8. Good thing Noynoy did not have the power to directly appoint the chief justice because if he did I can only imagine that a number of the posters in this blog will suffer a heart attack, lol!

    Right now, even though the chief justice came from a recommendation beyond the power of the president, some people here are already frothing in the mouth. It would have been worse had Laila De Lima got the position. i see suicides on this blog.

    1. Typical pinoy to wait when things would go from bad to worse before taking measures to prevent another step towards the wrong direction to act or say anything. That a bad choice is even being considered says much about pinoys’ ability to learn from past experiences.

      1. “…taking measures to prevent another step towards the wrong direction…” – Felipe
        ——-

        Big words but I don’t see the connection to the title of the thread.

        1. @jona-s

          Big words but I don’t see the connection to the title of the thread.

          True you don’t see it even while the connection is most apparent. But, that’s your problem.

        1. No, it’s not a given. Nothing is given until you prove your allegation. Hindi naman pwedeng puro bintang na lang.

        2. @jona-s: Proof is that Serreno testified against Corona. Noynoy stated that Serreno’s opinion should be used as ‘evidence’? Ugh.

          At hindi naman din pwedeng puro bintang din kay Arroyo. Actually, most of the charges against her are mostly based on hearsay.

        3. I think kahit sino ang ma-appoint would be called Noynoy’s allies. No win e. But calling names is not important right now. What is important is we have a new chief justice and we’ll know eventually if the new one is better that the previous CJ.

          I think that’s the main purpose. We cannot go on accusing and alleging. That would be counter-productive. At some point, we have to have something other than saliva.

        4. Daido, so what if she testified? Was the testimony a lie? Did she fabricate against Corona? Did we hear from Corona anything against Sereno? Again, Sereno was not handpicked by Noynoy. In fact, we all know who Noynoy wants as CJ.

          We cannot just be negative on anything we see because, as observers that we are, that would be a handicap. Mawawala ang objectivity mo.

        5. @jona-s: The biased media can manipulate everything. Of course, you would say that because you’re approving that trial by publicity crap.

          Yes, we all know that Noynoy wants a CJ. A CJ ‘na kanyang kapit sa leeg’, as predicted by Corona.

        6. “Yes, we all know that Noynoy wants a CJ.” – Daido
          —–
          Not exactly accurate. Whether Noynoy likes it or not there will be a CJ.

          “A CJ ‘na kanyang kapit sa leeg’, as predicted by Corona.” – Daido
          —–
          Not exactly true. Sino’ng maniniwala kay Corona? Sino’ng maniniwala sa isang former CJ na kapit sa leeg ng former president?

  9. Two birds with one stone. PNoy gets to appoint TWO Justices of the Supreme Court.

    And the evident reason for this is that the appointment of Justice Sereno to fill the vacancy brought about by Chief Justice Corona’s removal from office automatically leaves one position of Supreme Court Justice vacant by her assumption as the new Chief Justice.

  10. Such is the tragic state of affairs in our country. The sad truth is we are beset by so many problems that remain unsolved. Blame political expediency and opportunism. Our leaders cum traditional politicians continue with their circuses. Cosmetic politics is the name of the game. The worst is yet to come.

    1. Every enlightened critical thinking Filipino will disagree with you. IKAW lang ang talangka dito just like what I described.

      I repeat: crab mentality is for CRAB PEOPLE.

    2. Magaling? Pumirma muna siya ng waiver! Wag siyang magtago sa likod ng bank secrecy law at nitong bagong batas na inaprub niya (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/256486/aquino-signs-law-ensuring-confidentiality-of-personal-data#.UDgox7w71j0.facebook). Pati na rin niyang bago niyang CJ. In fact, lahat dapat ng elected at appointed officials. Puro kayo “Malinis!”, bukambibig ninyo “Transparency!” pero siya mismo hindi niya magawa. Halos matapos na yung debate sa RH Bill na iyan, pero yung FOI bill, watered-down na nga, binabale-wala pa rin. Pare-parehong ipokrito!

    1. Lies. Crab mentality is for CRAB PEOPLE. Tastes like crab, walk like people. Have a hard shell but total softies in the inside, easily latching on to emotional outbursts than logical rationality.

    2. Talangka na pala ngayon ang pagiging objective! Problema kasi sa gobyerno mo, naniniwala sa tsismis as factual testimonial evidence. Kaya hayun, sa isang objective na korte, ibinasura yung kaso ni GMA kasi nga mahina/walang kwenta yung ebidensiya. Sinasabi ng admin na ito na magnanakaw si Gloria, problema, hindi nga nila kayang patunayan, kaya hayun, trial by media, smear campaigns. Please lang dude, sa yahoo mo na lang dalhin ang mga basurang komento mo. At doon naman sa iba, patulan ba rin naman yung basurang komento ng basura ring komento, nangyayari tuloy, nagiging basurahan itong GRP! If we stoop to as low as name-calling, then we become what we don’t want to be, we become what we hate. Peace.

    1. Getting really desperate with your trolling eh fishball? Citing sources from biased material will get you NOWHERE.
      Give up now.

    2. Baka kamo, TUWAD NA DAAN! Gusto ni N/A, yung kanya lang ang masusunod. Yung pagbira niya sa media, gusto niya pabor sa kanya ang balita! Yung ginawa niya sa mga empleyado ng PAGASA, imbes na pakinggan ang hinaing, pagalitan pa, magtrabaho daw, ikaw kaya ang isakripisyo mo na buhay mo, tapos konting allowance, ipagkait pa! Yung paninisi niya sa mga tao nung bagyo, keso kasalanan daw nila, ang pagbabago, magsisimula yan kung nakikita ng tao na seryoso ang gobyerno, kaso weder-weder eh, so yung tao hindi rin natatakot. Pakiusap lang, doon ka na lang sa yahoo magpost ng mga koment mo, wala naman kasing saysay. Peace.

  11. @fishball

    Looks like the highly fanatical and psychologically defective yellow crabs are the core group that drives the nutzi master yellow race.

    My president right or wrong, absolute loyalty in destroying his perceived enemies and doing/saying lies for all the wrong reasons and making this appear as right is part of your makeup. Take a psychological test and we will post the results here. Epic fail troll!

  12. According to a report published by Manila Times on August 25, 2012,
    link: http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/news/top-stories/29598-cj-nominees-get-low-grade-in-mental-test
    two frontrunners for the CJ post scored a ridiculously low grade in mental and psychological test prepared by JBC, the report said Sereno and Jardeleza both scored a low grade of 4, which is equivalent to a “not satisfactory” rating and therefore, is not anymore recommended for the position So what could be the basis of that appointment when a relevant consideration is not taken into account. Again, Conspiracy at its best.

    1. Well, that’s what unqualified people count on in order to hold positions they either aren’t or least qualified for—political influence or ability to “pull some strings.”

      1. “…that’s what unqualified people count on in order to hold positions they either aren’t or least qualified for…” – Felipe

        Unqualified people? I thought the JBC has a process in choosing a CJ? If you are not qualified, how can your name land on the JBC list of candidates?

        Beats me.

        1. And the JBC panel is consisted of? But then, it is still up to the President to select from the list, not the JBC panel. It could have been better if the President waited for the last three names, and then make public their profiles so that the people may know them, thoroughly. Anyway, we’ve been putting people, even into the highest positions even with little or no qualifications lately, so this doesn’t really surprise me at all. Sabi nga, weder-weder lang yan. Kaya ang buhay ng pinoy, weder-weder na rin lang. Hay buhay.

  13. No, it’s not a given. Nothing is given until you prove your allegation. Hindi naman pwedeng puro bintang na lang. – jona=s
    Sorry. But this is the same situation where Corona was put in. He was always been taunted as Arroyo’s puppet or man in the SC. Even if the (midnight) appointment was legal (as I know later on) and even if he didn’t exactly made the vote for the TRO issued for GMA (at least he’s not the only one). There were a lot of accusations that even reached the Senate and the impeachment court. Some were high=flaunting and some were even questionable when it comes to concrete evidence.
    I am giving Serreno a little slack but don’t blame me if they are people who think that this is a conspiracy. She was entangled with the trial and was appointed by the same man twice. Any appointee is always entangled by the one who appoints. That’s the way it is in any organization. I just hope she proves me wrong or else, she’s not getting any more slack from me.

    1. I agree with you, Corona was in the same situation not too long ago. But puppet or not, Corona was availed of the process he deserved and got an unfavorable judgement NOT because of those you mentioned but because of the non-declaration issue on his assets.

      I also agree with you on the 2nd paragraph. In fact, it is almost impossible to make an appointment without allegations of favoritism, conspiracy, etc. That’s fine. That’s the work of the opposition, the skeptics and the ordinary observers. But Sereno has yet to sit on the CJ chair. I think she deserved some, as you say, slack.

      As the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

      1. I will not cross swords with you on the shortcomings of the former CJ. However, I have reservations on other matters like the entire process and the actual verdict. I hope we can leave it like that. Anyway, let’s just hope for Serreno and the Court.

  14. Just as a lot of people thought. L’affaire de Lima was just a well-orchestrated zarzuela of this showbiz government. All along Sereno was BS’ choice. Whether the thick-skinned de Lima was in on it or not, who cares. It would not have mattered at all because of her canine loyalty to her master by the stinky Pasig river. I wonder how Carpio, and to some extent his patron, Roxas, feels about this second “repudiation.”

    If I were Sereno I’d be very wary. Remember what they did to CJ Corona. The Firm is not The Firm for nothing.Of course, it helped a lot that BS was adamant about removing Corona for his own vindictive and selfish motives.

    The bottom line is that this is a presidential appointment made in hell.

  15. This is the hidden agenda of the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos: to keep their Hacienda Luisita. The Land they scammed, from the Philippine government. Sereno played a crucial role, in compensating them. So, this is her reward from Aquino, as a good Cojuangco – Aquino servant. She will never serve the interest of the Filipino people. She will surely serve the interest of the Aquino and Cojuanco families…this is for sure. The woman is an opportunist…no values; no honesty; no good principles; no integrity…she allowed herself to be used, like a prostitute. Compensated with Supreme Court Justice position; instead of money. Or, is it both?

    1. Sa ngayon, TALO pa si Kris Aquino at ang mga stockholders sa Hacienda Luisita. Ang BATAS-NG-BAYAN sa ngayon ay ang desisyon ng Corona-court kung magkano ang bayaran para sa Hacienda Luisita.

      If the price for Hacienda Luisita does not rise to P10Billion-peso number in the next 2 years…. baka mag cha-cha-cha para ma-re-elect si PersiNoynoy, what do you think???? O Puwede din naman, si Kris Aquino for Presidente-2016, hah hah hah!!

  16. “Comprehending Daido’s comment, it’s the trial by media that is the issue and not the media per se.” – Trosp
    —–

    “People blamed GMA because the media highlighted her faults…” – Daido Katsumi

    “While the media who are close with the Aquinos…” -Daido Katsumi

    “Those controversies from the past admin? They were just sensationalized by the biased media.” – Daido Katsumi
    —–

    Very obvious in those statements above, Trosp, you did not really comprehend what Daido Katsumi is saying.

    1. Well, well. What can I expect from an Yellowtard, huh? Bravo for your sheer idiocy and ignorance. Sorry if I’m not drinking the Yellow kool-aide like you do.

      1. Yellowtard? Yellow kool-aide? That’s it?

        That’s not reasoning, that’s mudslinging. That’s not logic, that’s a lie. That’s not arguing, that’s insulting.

        When you can no longer reason and you resort to name-calling which you know is a lie, it’s a symptom that you are losing control. When that happens, it only means one thing and you know what it is.

        It starts with the letter L.

        1. And what happened to GMA is not mudslinging? And Noynoy’s verbal attacks on his political enemies and even the past admin is not mudslinging? Please.

          If something that starts with the letter L, then don’t come up with the ‘Laban’ sign. In fact, it stands for ‘loser’.

          If I’m lying and insulting, then I’m sorry. EMO people would resort to that kind of thing. At least I’m not tolerating stupidity in our government. And I don’t belong to that category because most of the anti-intellectual douches are doing that. And so Phlippines LOVES idiots like you who can be easily manipulated to tell whom to hate and whom to love by a simple whim.

        2. And what happened to GMA is not mudslinging? And Noynoy’s verbal attacks on his political enemies and even the past admin is not mudslinging? Please. – Daido

          Whoa, slow down! The name-calling you did to me is clearly mudslinging. On GMA’s case, you have to identify the issue thrown at her so that we’ll know if its mudslinging or not. Same with Noynoy’s so-called verbal attacks.

          If I’m lying and insulting, then I’m sorry. EMO people would resort to that kind of thing. At least I’m not tolerating stupidity in our government. And I don’t belong to that category because most of the anti-intellectual douches are doing that. And so Phlippines LOVES idiots like you who can be easily manipulated to tell whom to hate and whom to love by a simple whim. – Daido

          Don’t worry, I don’t take things personally.

  17. Let’s not get overdosed of the stupidity of this government. There’s too much lobbying in this government and yet its supporters are like jelly fishes the way they stick to their god-like retarded president and speak endless praises out of him when in reality hope is slowly dying these days. Freedom of information is supposed to be the priority of the government of NOnoy as he promised duringvthe campaign but why until now. Is he hiding something?

  18. Jona-s, google html blockquote to know how to do it.

    Also, don’t give “Cory restored democracy” as the reason to admire her. Any bloke taking over from the dictator will do the same if they want to stay long as president, and there were many that time who were able and willing to do so.

    You should rather praise Cory for what she has done after restoring democracy. Go on, enumerate those praiseworthy deeds if you can.

  19. Thanks for the tip.

    I was not talking of “admire” when I mentioned about the restoration of democracy in the country. I was merely stating a fact.

    Any bloke will do the same way on exactly what?

    Tell you the truth, I lost my job when Cory became president. I became jobless at the time I was starting a famiily. How ’bout you, what did you lose?

    But I would not hesitate to state the facts, even if it will put Cory Aquino in a favorable light. Unlike some here, I’m not in a denial mode.

    If she brought democracy back, and that is what happened, I’ll say it. If she did not aspire to stay longer than what she promised, I’ll say it.

    If she crossed the line and made mistakes, which happened when she went for Gloria Arrogo. I’ll call it.

    1. Any bloke who takes over the presidency after the dictator will restore democracy.

      It doesn’t matter what happened during the transition, the better question is what did you gain during the course of the Cory presidency? Surely that would be praiseworthy.

      1. That would only be thru if the one taking over power is anti-dictatorship. Or a violent revolution took place to change the prevailing system.

        It doesn’t matter what happened during the transition? Wow! Did you know that the military attempted several times to mount a coup against the gov’t.? How ’bout the Communist Party of the Phil./NPA? Did you remember the Sparrow Unit and their assassination acitivites in the ’80s?

        At the time, the gov’t. is very weak not only because of too many factors going against that are still very much in place but also there is complete chaos. It was a very, very dangerous time and it doesn’t matter to you?

        Wow, man, that’s sad.

        1. Allow me to clarify.

          When I said “Any bloke who takes over the presidency after the dictator will restore democracy”, it is in the context of EDSA revolution. Any bloke at that point should have read the will of the people.

          When I said “It doesn’t matter what happened during the transition”, it is in the context of you saying “I lost my job when Cory became president”. I interpreted it as occurring during the transition. Did you mean, it happened some time later during Cory’s term?

          Anyway, I did propose a better question: what did you gain during the course of the Cory presidency? Surely if you’ve lost some, you’ve gained some. And if what you’ve gained is attributable to Cory’s work as president, then it should be worth mentioning.

  20. Just like if somebody’s killed by a gun, it’s because of the gun. – Trosp

    But nobody’s saying that but you.

  21. Lol…no amount of arguing or twisted rationalization will force people make AbNoy’s dissatisfactory performance and brand of justice or double standard slide. Not all people can be talked into “drinking the yellow cool-aid”, so good-luck to the yellow apologetes around here…lol!

    If you allow yourself to be suckered by AbNoy’s gov’t then don’t bring the rest of us with you.

  22. Anyway, I did propose a better question: what did you gain during the course of the Cory presidency? Surely if you’ve lost some, you’ve gained some. And if what you’ve gained is attributable to Cory’s work as president, then it should be worth mentioning. – Anonimo

    What did I gain in the Cory presidency? It’s like saying, what’s in it for me? I don’t know my friend, but I don’t look things that way? I don’t think that way. I find it selfish. Personal gain and selfishness are some of the issues set aside during the EDSA people power. Everybody’s focus was geared towards the concern of the country, which is the right thing to do. Love of country rather than one’s self.

    That was my thinking at the time history was unfolding itself to me and it is the same thinking that I have since.

    If people will always think of their personal gain or what is at stake for themselves ahead of the interest of the country, we will never be able to extract ourselves from the difficulty we’re in. And that is what’s happening now. The nationalism and love of country was a fleeting moment during EDSA ’86. Everything is back to “normal” now.

    I encountered hardships during the Cory regime but I move on. I persevered and I never expect govt to save or help me. I worked my butts off, which any normal Filipino should do, never thinking that I should expect a windfall because of Cory’s rise to power. Never did expect anything from all the presidents after Cory. Fortunately, I was able to improve my lot and I did it by sheer guts and hard work.

    So again, what did I gain? Nothing. Nothing but respect for myself and the realization that I don’t have to defend to nobody to live my own life.

    1. I find your mental processes quite intriguing, to have thought about my question as looking for what Cory has given you as a bribe.

      What is selfish about expecting good public service? What I want can be what the people wants. Key word is “public”. And getting good public service does not mean instant loyalty or subservience to the official who did it, because it’s their job in the first place. You can still elect someone who you think can do better.

      So you admit that you did get nothing, or would you want to reconsider your answer given my explanation?

      1. I said my piece my friend. I covered every corner of your question. You may want to shift to another issue (like public service, good governance, etc.) but first you should give an intro for everyone’s info. Until then, happy reading.

  23. Well, that’s how the system works! Everybody is doing it. So the problem is the SYSTEM, not necessarily the people with it. – Daido Katsumi

    The system do not exist nor run by itself. People run it and people make it. That is why the system can never be the problem. Do not make it an alibi to cover up the corruption of the people you love.

    1. And don’t make an alibi that Noynoy and his allies are not. If you are serious to deal with corruption, then not just GMA. GET EVERYBODY. Don’t just look at the biggest leak. Take the smallest ones too. ALL OF IT. Before and after so you show no bias to it at all. Local AND national.

      Now tell me: why is PNoy and his family getting away with incident of Hacienda Luisita? How about the other politicians? Barrangay governments on a local level? I’m sure you won’t answer that because you’re too much EMO over GMA. I tell you, what you and people are getting mad about is a small deal.

    2. The system can be the problem. Whenever large sums of money pass through the approving authority of a few officials, there is the temptation to be corrupt. A better way is to remove the temptation in the first place. If private enterprises can do the job, let them do it. Politicians should not be in the business of making money, that’s the job of the businessman. So let the businessman do it. In the end, public service is provided.

      1. ‘Temptation’ is human not system. Temptation exists be it private or public. Politician or businessman are both susceptible to corruption and temptation because they are humans.

        Read my lips, the system can never be the problem. It can never commit an act of corruption nor can it be tempted like humans.

        Daido is very wrong in saying that the system is the problem.

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