Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This is what I have in mind right now....

As the entire nation was sadden by that fateful day when storm Ondoy ravaged and caught the entire Luzon unprepared, it was really amazing that in midst of crying, yelling for help and extreme sobbing, and while unified voices and efforts of all the Filipinos back home and around the world to call for rescue, there was one soulless Filipina breaking her devilish laughs accusing the victims of Ondoy as being sinners, and even calling them as being well-deserved of the wrath.

While GMA Channel 7 used its Facebook Social Netweork to help the authorities in their rescue efforts, JACQUE BERMEJO has a different cry to get attention in the middle of the crisis. In her Facebook page, she bravely told right in the faces of those victims, VICTIMS who maybe our very own families, your families or my family, that they deserved what they’ve got from the storm as being sinners and added further that she was lucky enough to be in Dubai at the time.

“Kaya totoo nga ang kasabihan, ipinanganganak sa gitna ng unos ang mga demonyo.”

(Devils are born the midst of storm)

We bloggers used to stand firm to what is RIGHT.

We united to condemn those who lambasted the Overseas Filipino Workers and their families.

This time, JACQUE BERMEJO lambasted not only the OFWs’ families but the country as whole and I cannot let it pass without giving JACQUE BERMEJO her much needed attention as what I did to those others who seek a minute of popularity. As long as my blog exist, her statement will exist as a dire reminder about her intelligence. Her kind of specie is worse than those previous ones. What a rotten personality you have, Ms. Bermejo. (Alam ko palusot mo..na-hack ang Facebook mo)

Ipinagtanggol pa ang sarili nya in her reply and calling the victims as WALANG ASENSO?

Let me tell you this JACQUE BERMEJO, more than anything else that perished underwater, the lives of those Filipino victims were the most affected here in your insulting comment. Have you thought how it was, their trauma and their physical agony while waiting for help and rescue efforts? They don’t deserve you brainless opinion but I will never let it go without castigating you, by all means I know. Your irresponsible opinion will echo through generations. I wish your families and relatives would be able to read this and be ashamed of themselves as they had lapses on how they brought you up. As they search the Google on items related to you and the storm Ondoy, your name and this article will show up-forever.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This is what I have in mind right now....

Finally, the Liberal Party has presidential bid for next year's presidetial election, as Senator Benigno C. Aquino III made his announcement early morning on the 40th day after Gat Pres. Corazon C. Aquino's death, that he will face and accept the call of the people supporting him and to continue the fight for real democracy his parents have started.

Among other remaining presidentiables, I guess, no one has come to level with or get closed to, or even go over Noynoy's reputations a statesman and as a person. As far as I know, he has never been into any kind of anomaly with respect to his being a government servant and to his performance as such since he entered the politics.

He is the type of person who surely will not taint the good names and legacies his parents had devoted to the Filipino nation. He is spiritually motivated, low-profile, does his assignment without need of publicity, a real patriot, and most of all he is driven by will of the people and not by mere personal ambition.

Just like Gat President Cory, Noynoy never dream of and aspire for the presidency. It is his supporters, the People, who hoped for him to be their next president and that what makes him unique and really stands out from other presidential aspirants.

After the announcement, all we want to hear in the coming days, during the campaign period, are his platforms once become the next leader of the nation.

I wish you all the good luck, Sen. Noynoy Aquino and here are some wishes and expectations from me once you become the next Pres. Aquino, but not limited to:

May you not be eaten by current rotten political system once seated in Malacañang Palace.

May you declare your Statements of Assets and Liabilities Networth (SALN) honestly as ever.

May you live a modest life as expected from a government official, as ever.

May you be contented to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fine dining abroad without unreasonably spending our taxes.

May your spouse-to be, sisters and other relatives do not interfere or otherwise be brokers to all government transactions.

May you not call a COMELEC official at any time during election to ensure winning.

May you respect Human Rights as being your advocacy and not by mere media exposures.

May you consider the nation's plight when you travel abroad for states visit.

May you lessen the number of your visiting entourage when you visit other countries and not to allow unnecessary political personalities and their spouses, their dogs, their yaya, their amigas and their amigos...Baby James would be fine though.

May you not play golf in Wac-wac where "back-off" and "may 200 ka r'yan" are used as sports technical terms to win a game and government project.

May you, as being an economist yourself, be a blessing to Filipino economy as you don't need to be US Pres. Clinton's classmate, your being Atenista is enough.

May you be a true "Ekonomista", who is a Pro-Economy for the nation.

May you consider re-impositioning the death penalty to fight more crimes.

May you consider lifting the travel bans here in Afghanistan and in Iraq (personal wish of mine).


Thursday, September 3, 2009


This is what I have in mind right now....

After the car bombing near the NATO facility and US Embassy few days before the national election here in Kabul, again I hit the street this morning to shop around for some personal necessities...syempre kasi nga nakakuha ako ng in-country payment e... the rest po ng sweldo ko goes to my wife...hu hu hu hu!

Although it is an ordinary sight here in Afghanistan seeing Afghan street vendors waving Afghani bills to get attention of their customers on the roads of Kabul, this morning I realized, it is actually an amazing view to see. Holding hundreds of thousands Afhgani bills without somebody watching your back? Afghan's currency is almost equal to our Philippine Peso in terms of US dollar exchange rate.

I could not help but to think and compare how we Filipinos usually negotiate our city street on a daily basis. Absolutely no one can do this trading in our streets in metropolitan areas, without someone or some organized small group snatch your money right from your very hands. As I understand, we even made cellphone snatching has as a specific crime now.

Aside from full-bearded majority, AK-47s, military vehicles, sandbags, soldiers and policemen, one thing that caught my attention the first time I travelled by road outside military base few months back was this scene. I remember seeing those guys doing street trading and holding bundles of papers as they ran back and forth across the highway looking for possible customers amongst motorists. You can see them selling cellphone cards, doing foreign currency exchange, selling fruits, selling clothes and other street tradings. I didn't realize that those were indeed real money amounting to tens of thousand to more than hundreds of thousand. One guy has even more than US$50,000 in his hand...hmmm nice objective for Salisi Gang!

As soon as I got back in the office, I asked my local colleagues, most of them are Pashtu, if this trading practice does not really pose danger to the vendors as they are really vulnerable to robbery, swindling, and other modus operandi of organized street criminals. Our project manager said he never heard of any incident of any street crime against these traders even during times when law enforcers were not around. He said this could be traced back during the Taliban regime where the extremists were so unforgiving to all forms of crimes and probably people had carried over the fear inculcated in them through the years, thus it has become a standing culture in all street business dealings, and of course this is largely part of the teachings in Holy Koran.

Afghan culture, as far as morality is concerned, is really influenced deeply by the strict implementation of Koran's law by the Taliban, where a woman could be killed by her own brothers, father or other relative by suspicion of cohabiting illicitly right on the street where they might meet her at anytime of the day, without persecution on the part of the her slayers. Afghanistan democratic law, however, does not recognize this kind of honor killing any more although still in practice in most provinces out side the cities.

After seeing this in Kabul, I wonder which place is safer? Philippines or Afghanistan...

Money trades in Kabul.
Afghans are trading with bundles of bills right on the street.

Currency Exchange?
You can find it here, sitting duck!
You will never be too afraid to get out from money exchange booth,
as there is no booth at all!

Old Bills Exchange
As the government printed new currency bills,
this Afghan is exchanging old bills with new ones..whew!

Bizjoker with street FOREX local
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