Monday, May 24, 2010

The PCOS Anomaly: Neverending Story

And now, the election controversy has gotten even spicier. We got a whistleblower dressed up as a cuddly Australian mammal.

And we got "Hello Garci" part 2: "Hello Nico?" This time, it's PGMA's loyal pawn, Sec. Ronnie Puno, allegedly talking to COMELEC Commissioner Nico Ferrer over the phone to manipulate the elections. Too bad the lead was too big and uncheatable, or else, we'll see another "too good to be true" scenario in the Presidency.

Ayos talaga. God save the Philippines...

Friday, May 21, 2010

What Now?

The longer the canvassing gets delayed, the more errors they will find in the recently-concluded automated elections... Why can't we get on with it??

Well perhaps we are not really used to having a speedy election result. Something has to be wrong all the time. We love digging holes on our selves. And the more we dig the deeper we get and the more deeper a hole we are in. Quite a sadomasochistic breed, aren't we Filipinos? :)

The longer we keep the public waiting for the official results of the elections, the more detrimental it would be to our development. Let's all get this over with.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eleksyon 2010: after 36 hours

It's crunch time for the ballot-counting! We are about to reach 90% of our counting. Hopefully we get the Visayas results soon to minimize the tension. Who will it be? M or B? Basta ang sigurado, ang Bise-Presidente ko may A. :)

Presidentiable Nicanor Perlas says he won't concede. He'll wait until all the ballots are counted. JC de los Reyes took back his acceptance of defeat because he got reports of fraud. May punto sila.

Leon Guerrero is still the hero of the Senate! Hoepfully they won't cross paths with the Pacman of Congress.

The only two newbies in the magic twelve of the Senate Race are Bongbong Marcos and TG Guingona! And they both belong to their respective powerful political clans! Years ago, we got pissed of traditional politicians so the voters shifted to actor-politicians. Then, we got pissed of the lack of competence of the actor-politicians so we shifted back to trapos. Now, we have a Senate roster that is a combination of both! whapak! :)

The political clans are back... The actor-politicians are back... Padaca and Among Ed are out. What's happening??

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

10 Things We Learned in Eleksyon 2010

10. Highlighting your humble beginnings does not necessarily convert into votes from the masses.

9. Surveys do not reflect the outcome of the elections. Of course not…

8. It is ALMOST possible to re-elect an ousted, convicted plunderer, then, pardoned Ex-President.

7. Big campaign budgets don’t result to favorable results.

6. The counting was real fast! The indelible ink is still visible in my finger and the results are already out!

5. Jamby was right: celebrity endorsers are not necessarily helpful in gathering votes. Wowowee!

4. Abra should be relocated to Mindanao.

3. Every SONA year will now look like the annual FAMAS awards (with Bong and Lani, Tito and Helen, Ralph and Ate Vi, Jinggoy, etc.)

2. Always bring your glasses so you won’t forget to vote for your running mate.

1. Manny Pacquiao will no longer be part of the SONA speech. He is now part of the SONA crowd! Welcome, Congressman Pacquiao!

Here's my bonus learning: Leon Guerrero is still the country's most famous local folklore... He still keeps the Senate seat (for now, given th 80% counting)!!! :)

Thank God for a successful May elections. We also have a lot of things to thank God for in this elections. Thank God for:
1. No brownouts before, during and after the polls
2. Less election violence
3. Less glitches than expected
4. No failure of elections
5. Stock market rebound today!

Now, we have to monitor what happens next. I just pray that my vote was not wasted. Cheers to the presidentiables who conceded earlier today for their statesmanship and courage to face defeat. We hope to see them support the coming administration.

Transition begins immediately...Good luck!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Puerto Galera's Lovely Sunset

The sunset of Puerto Galera never fails to amuse its viewers. During our trip to the island of Mindoro, the majestic sun has set gallantly once again. I've been to Puerto Galera many times now but the sight of its sunset is one attraction that you'll never get tired of seeing. This is one of the reasons why I keep coming back. :)

This time, I was fortunate to capture its beauty. Still with a digicam. Well, I may justifying my absence of a DSLR, but for me, a sight like this is beautiful even to the most basic of cameras. Here's a few shots:

The Eye of God... Beautiful.
A Sunset Worthy of a Jumpshot

Jaze's Graduation 2010

I finally had the chance to post this entry! :)

A belated congratulations to my brother for having graduated last April 8, 2010.

When I was in the venue I got to reminisce a few snapshots of my own graduation from high school and realized that it was already 12 years ago! But until now, memories of that old high school life are still as fresh as if it took place a few weeks ago. I can say that of the three levels of education, my high school days were the most formative, the most fun. We'll see if my brother would feel the same. Now, he'll be in a much more competitive, more serious adventure: College. :)

I should have taken more pictures, but no thanks to my low battery, I only took a few shots.

Here's a few shots:

Cheers bro! Congrats! Be Good.