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  • PragerUStudent on Opposition candidates should distance themselves from the International Criminal Court intervention in the PhilippinesAs the saying goes "get woke, go broke". And Gary Alejano should be careful this time. His "lawfare" days are over.
  • josie on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine Oppositiontowards this day and age the world has yet to witness the ICC serving a warrant of arrest and criminal prosecution directed against defendants GeorgeBush Jr., TonyBlair, ColinPowell, DonaldRumsfeld and CondoleezaRice. to answer for criminal charges arising from the 2003 War Of Aggression illegally waged against the sovereign state and people of Iraq without authorized consent from the United Nations Security Council. earlier precipitated by an utterly brazen lie which falsely accused Iraq of possessing Weapons Of Mass Destruction resulting in an untold magnitude of carnage and devastation totalling to 461,000 violent deaths. these war casualties WERE NOT drug addicts...
  • RonToye on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine OppositionKek, the soy is strong on this one. Don't you know that the Opposition is even using the ICC as a weapon of destabilization against this government? Come on seriously, so much crimes with the past administrations and no one bother to consider the ICC. So why is that? Selective memory much?
  • BenShapiroFan on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine OppositionAnd it's so obvious how onion-skinned Pinoy NPC is. So does explain his baseless rant since he's also as paranoid as the Opposition whose purpose is just to oust an duly elected President, were whining now their plans have failed. According to Atty. Sabio, under ICC rules, any matter under consideration before a nation leaves the court is still under its jurisdiction. Seriously? We are still under the ICC jurisdiction. First of all, the ICC has no police, army, or law enforcer to implement whatever arrest they will make. No country would dare to interfere, because that is an act...
  • Pinoy Citizen on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine OppositionSo obvious how onion-skinned Duterte is. How paranoid he can be to those opposition people. He will react everything against those who dare to criticize him. You will only realize how guilty he is if he sees fitting to make time on how to take down his perceived enemies. Look at how he fight against Rappler, Trillanes, ABS-CBN, CBCP, and now ICC among others, you will see the patterned that he is acting like a spoiled brat kid either dodging the issues and revenge later or humiliate his enemies with his personal accusations to deflect the issues thrown against him...
  • Nik on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine OppositionThe ICC acts like "fact-checkers" and auto-correct. They're bound to be ultimately useless.
  • marius on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine Opposition@Benign0: you seem to be arguing that someone should invade the Philippines and have done with it? There's an interesting reason why this happens less often these days: the "great powers" realised that the outcome is highly unpredictable, and (more often than not) doesn't achieve the desired effect (the desired effect usually being making money out of a subjugated territory). The only countries still indulging in this kind of thing are Russia and China, and they're really just making a rod for their own backs by spreading resentment and fear. So here's the problem: it's quite possible that China will...
  • Tenor on “Open the bypass!” Are we talking about water flow or vehicle traffic?There's "Long-term planning" that gets washed away from" short-term memory". Most Philippine cities do not have concrete urban planning.
  • Tenor on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine Opposition"When due process fails" should be corrected into "When the electoral machine fails to go to our favor", when you expressively go to the ICC and blanket your sob story statement about the courts failing and appeal to the international community to remove a President that you're politically against and said courts are littered with individuals and organizations that politically align with yours, you'll see that this just a sham court, even if the opposition gets their conviction, they'll only win a PR victory because no one in the ICC has the power to remove a sitting head of state...
  • BenShapiroFan on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the Philippines^In Singapore's case, that's because they have an open economy that they are able to do so. I don't know if the Duterte government is still confused or there are people who loves to confuse others so in order to shift blame to the present government but not to help themselves. Worse case scenario is it because the media even barely reported that that most people love to make up stuff so there are people who keeps on parroting "that Duterte did not encourage poor people to work hard and to prioritize what is important to take this country to...
  • Pinoy Citizen on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the Philippinesbenign0, What I mean is these countries got rid of poverty and mendicancy (not in absolute numbers) because their government did what their citizens and their laws are expected them to do. They did not unpoor the poor people but they help them sincerely and they showed them the right direction they have to take. And so the numbers of their poor people reduced greatly making it to the middle class because of governments' primary help. Singapore governments for example have, aside from giving jobs with good compensation to their citizens, also put up government surplus budget money to be...
  • cheska191 on 3 Tips for First Time Travelers to the PhilippinesAlways negative mind, I feel sorry for you.
  • BenShapiroFan on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesThat is why mendicancy continues, poverty continues and desperate times to find a good source of income continues to plague this Filipino nation. Duterte and his cabinet officials are blind not to address that problem. Yeah, yeah we know that you totally hate this present government but if it's someone else you would stay quiet and pretend "everything is okay." Because when there is a government not named Duterte and still mendicancy continues, I'm gonna ask "What's next?". It's also a culture thing.
  • benign0 on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the Philippines@PinoyCitizen: You have to be really clear about what you mean when you say that governments "helped their poor people in getting rid of poverty and attaining middle class and rich status today". Governments cannot make people unpoor. They can only provide a foundation upon which people and businesses can compete on an equal footing. But like in any competitive endeavour, not everyone can be winners. There will always be losers. Government cannot unlose losers in much the same way as they cannot unpoor the poor.
  • Pinoy Citizen on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesNot over reliance but a good move by the government could enlighten the masses thinking from a difficult but sustainable one to being responsible people such as a program of government to minimize the population growth, which is the source of almost every problem every year. 1.6 million babies every year should be reduced to only at least 900k per year of growth so that government will not be burden with so much adjustments every year. Until now, government is not doing anything on that problem. One that is terribly affected on this is the staple food (rice suffiency). We...
  • benign0 on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine Opposition@marius: The alternative is pretty straightforward -- good old fashioned war. In World War II, when America had had enough of Nazi Germany (or, more likely, started to feel a real threat from it), they decided to go to war (after years of leaving it up to the Brits, the last standing of the militarily-viable "good guys" to fend off the Blitz on their own). To keep its population appeased by the expected disruption, rationing, and loss of life, Uncle Sam pitched the war to them as a war to defeat "tyranny" which, by most measures, Nazi Germany was so...
  • Pinoy Citizen on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the Philippinesbenign0, Really a typo error, but are you suggesting to eliminate poor people because as you said they are useless? That's your defeatist mentality and shortcut drastic solution to eliminate poverty? That is just plainly a coward idiotic act. You are bringing an idea that is not even done by rich countries today who were poor and struggling before. Instead they help their citizens on many ways how to get out of poverty. China, Singapore, Sout Korea nd Malaysia are those few countries who helped their poor people in getting rid of poverty and attaining middle class and rich status...
  • marius on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine Opposition@benign0: the bar is set pretty high for intervention, partly because no State would agree to anything less. The reality is that the court has very little power to intervene in countries like the Philippines, where there is at least a pretense of justice. In that sense I agree with you that the ICC is somewhat pointless, or possibly doomed from the start. But what would be the alternative? Logically, it would have to be something that (a) actually works and (b) has enough force behind it to back up its judgments. The "actually works" part is difficult. You are...
  • BenShapiroFan on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesThe Duterte government has to figure it out that is why they are in power because they took oath to implement the existing laws and initiate a plan to give comfort to the people who elected them in exchange of the taxes of the people for their salary as a reward of their supposed service to the people. If those in government don’t do their big share, mendicancy will continue and you cannot stop this if you expect poor people should be the one to solve it. You will only appear being stupid. You can't expect the government to do...
  • benign0 on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesIndeed, you can't expect those types of poor people who "don’t know how to be financially stable" (let's use your accidentally-appropriate typo, "poop people" to refer to them for brevity's sake) to change on their own. But neither should we expect other people to take responsibility for their inability to change. Certainly those who pay taxes do so under the expectation that said taxes will be allocated to state initiatives that hold the best promise of benefiting the broader general public. Investing in "poop people" will certainly not deliver on that promise. One "appearing stupid" in taking the position that...
  • BenShapiroFan on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesNPC = actual idiots. What you're suggesting is over-reliance to government that can lead towards socialism. Yes, education is important but we should improve it and one of those is getting rid of left-leaning influences. And? It also continued during the Second Aquino Administration and you still love to blame today's government. Of course, NPCs like you would love to say that. Typical.
  • Pinoy Citizen on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesYou are an idiot! It is not socialism but an education. Government is not aggressive to curb population and so the efffect of a need to help more existing poor people who turned out to be mendicant because of government's lack of sex education, lack of planning, lack of job generation for unemployed and so on. CCT started during Arroyo and even existed even today's government and the budget is getting bigger because government is idiotic enough not knowing what causes the root of the problem.
  • Pinoy Citizen on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesIt's one of the reasons. There are poop people who don't know how to be financially stable and they also need help. You cannot expect them to change on their own. Those who are in power in the government have to be the pioneer of change and not the bottom sector of society. The bottomline in general is that the government must be aggressive to do something to curb the population growth problem and find ways these poor people be educated on sex education and financial management so that they don't depend on others. This could have ripple effect in...
  • BenShapiroFan on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesAnd this is another rant from the heartless stupid creature named Pinoy NPC. Just as stupid as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Just to go on topic: did you just want to go full socialism on this? BTW, it's also because of our dysfunctional culture about why Filipinos are in poverty. TBH, Jover and even you missed this: "30 years ago, there was poverty. Today, there is poverty, but there is CCT. The Yellows want the poor to remain poor by teaching them mendicancy. It is the institution of pauperism, so that oligarchs can be institutionalized."
  • benign0 on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesPoor people aren't poor because of government negligence. They are poor because they don't make enough money to pay for the life they committed themselves to funding.
  • Pinoy Citizen on Jover Laurio promotes “palamunin” (mendicant) culture in the PhilippinesThis is just another ranting article of a heartless stupid creature name Ilda who doesn't have an iota of mercy to her fellow men in need especially the one who is in emergency situation, grieving for the death of his/her father, who needs money immediately to pay the bills and who doesn't know where to go to ask for help. You expose your true color how selfish you are! Perhaps you don't know the feeling of being helpless and the situation she/he went thru before asking for help and you concluded immediately what you assumed as mendicant behaviour. It is...
  • benign0 on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine Opposition@marius Yes, I am aware of the ICC mandate which is that it can only act when it can be proven that a state has no working judicial system that could act on allegations of state abuse. That said, proving a judicial system is a failure is a hard. On top of that, having a "court" with no teeth investigating allegations that are hard to prove makes the ICC something of a setup-to-fail organisation. It is therefore likely that the ICC is just some kind of sad cork bobbing upon the waves created by the real global powers-that-be. If so,...
  • 362Hyden963Toro898989.433 on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine OppositionThe International Criminal Court (ICC) is nothing but a tool of the U.S./C.I.A. and other strong countries, to impose their will on the political leadership of a weak country. They used it on : Serbia, with Milosevich, arrested. They did it, on Monrovia, where Pres. Taylor, was arrested and tried in ICC. They cannot do it on North Korea, where, Kim Jung Un, is killing his people; and imprisoning political dissenters. Kim Jung Un of North Korea, has Atomic Bombs, with capability to deliver the bombs to the ICC in the Hague, Neatherland. The opposition (Aquino Cojuangco political axis) ,...
  • Robert Haighton on Successful pullout of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court highlights the stupidity of the Philippine OppositionMarius, I totally agree with you. And ICC does not need an army to - for instance - arrest Duterte or Robredo. Interpol will and can do that - if needed.