15 Feb2008

I am away from my desk for a couple of days, but have left posts for the weekend. If I were in Manila, I think you would find me and the entire crew at the planned rally on Ayala Avenue this afternoon re: the ZTE deal. I hope a few thousand folks show up this time around to express their disgust with all the outrageous goings on. I was at the last peaceful gathering/march re: the cash in bags episode, but I think this time we need more “numbers” to send a stronger message that this just can’t keep going on. If we remain as apathetic as we have, then we deserve what we get, politically. As for the mangosteen jam post, please keep adding your comments/entries and the winners will be announced on Monday, February 18, 2008. Have a great weekend!



  1. Maria Clara says:

    May the sweet power of your mangosteen jam stick on Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s head and heed on to the voices of the people for this eventful, fruitful and peaceful rally. Or why rally in Makati why don’t we troop in Malacanang and demand our fair share of the ill-gotten shares of anomalous monies! We are all entitled to whatever illegal commissions they are getting. She should also pass the enveloped money to us and support more feeding programs for malnourished children!

    Feb 15, 2008 | 1:25 pm


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  3. sometime_lurker says:

    wish I could join you…

    Feb 15, 2008 | 1:25 pm

  4. CecileJ says:

    MAybe you and other readers can join the mass sponsored by fmr Pres Cory Aquino for Jun Lozada. It will be on Sinday, Feb. 17 at the La Salle greenhills gym, 10 a.m.

    See you there!! As imprisoned BGen,. Danilo Lim said: “Dissent without action is consent.” Let’s lend our presence to this call for a return to morality in governance!

    Feb 15, 2008 | 4:11 pm

  5. CecileJ says:

    Sorry, Sunday. Anger makes my fingers fly over the keyboard!

    Feb 15, 2008 | 4:11 pm

  6. tnalak persona says:

    it is so disgusting, frustrating, horrible!!!! let’s join all the protest activities for our country and the next generations!

    Feb 15, 2008 | 10:45 pm

  7. kahlil cabardo says:

    Oh! come on! They’re all the same. They’re all fighting for the top spot of the sinking boat…

    Feb 15, 2008 | 11:34 pm

  8. Lava Bien says:

    Yeah, let’s pray that real change happens, support the ouster oh these officials para madala na sila at tayo sa pagpili or pagpapawalang pansin sa mga magnanakaw na yan.

    Sobra na talaga, tama na, kilos na!

    Ibalik ang karangalan ng Pilipinas!

    Feb 16, 2008 | 1:06 am

  9. Ted says:

    It’s just so sad to hear that the “common tao” is already numb about these people power stuff. I do wish that they would for one more time all come out and join forces to demonstrate that enough is enough….get all those involved in the zte scam….line them up like bowling pins, buried with only their heads showing, and the common tao throw stones at them,,,and show them on “you tube” for the world to see.

    Feb 16, 2008 | 6:40 am

  10. Paris4444 says:

    What I don’t understand is, after you rid of GMA, who will be the best person to take charge of the country. I feel that all the old cronies are still there, it is really amazing how people forget. When I read about Marcos’son and daughter being in politics and the arroyo sons in the senate. where does it end and where can we start anew????

    Feb 16, 2008 | 9:47 am

  11. Joy Cruz says:

    thank you, MM, for once again taking a stand on the current issues. we are also outraged about the recent exposes. my husband attended friday’s rally in makati and he’s in la salle greenhills as i write this comment (i have to take care of our children at home–but i’m there in spirit…hehe). more power to you! God bless our country!

    Feb 17, 2008 | 11:34 am

  12. Marketman says:

    kahlil, that sentiment may be true, but if you happen to be a passenger on the same boat, would you just stand aside twiddling your thumbs and not even speak up? Or if you are one of the few who have jumped ship and are watching from a nearby cruiseliner would just let the sinking ship go down without a second thought? I don’t know about you, but I would rather go down speaking my mind than lie calmly until the cold waters swallow me up. After all, I wear a t-shirt that says “Choose Frustration Over Indifference.”

    Feb 17, 2008 | 5:30 pm

  13. Epi says:

    Thanks for your support. Jun Lozada’s sister is a close personal friend. They are going through a very tough time right now with this issue among others.

    Feb 17, 2008 | 5:46 pm

  14. Madeline says:

    I think Jun Lozada and his wife deserves to have a jar of your mangoosteen. It is not easy what their family is undergoing right now.
    Everybody has to make a stand! If not now, when? We had been under the Marcos administration for 20 years before our people finally realized to make a stand. I hope and pray that someday we will have a ruler who will really serve our country and fellowman in the righteous way. Nothing is impossible if we will all pray hard for this! Miracles do still happen.

    Feb 18, 2008 | 1:36 pm


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