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Give Sereno a chance, say bishops

Church leaders say RH bill, Luisita row face new Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Give her a chance, it’s only fair.

Catholic Church leaders on Monday issued guarded statements on the appointment by President Benigno Aquino of Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to replace ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona.

“She has a lot of time, almost two decades… a lot of time to prove herself in terms of making the administration of justice much faster than it is now, which is a primary concern and agenda for her as Chief Justice,” said retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz.

Cruz expressed concern principally on moves by Mr. Aquino to push forward the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill. He said he expected the population control measure vehemently opposed by the Church to eventually reach the Supreme Court.

“I feel sad because there are suspicions about her fidelity. It is sad that her fidelity would be to the President  and not to what the law says and what people need,” said the retired archbishop of Lingayen and Dagupan who is a  former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

“This doubt of her fidelity brings to mind another concern that in the event the RH bill is approved in the legislative department, it can be assumed that it will be brought to the SC to question its constitutionality. How will she decide? Is that again in terms of fidelity to the President or to the law? There’s also the matter of the Hacienda Luisita wherein her vote was more in favor of the dynasty than in deference to the farmers,” Cruz said.

While expressing similar sentiments, Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said, “Give her a chance to prove that she is a good Chief Justice.”

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said he did not know Sereno, 52, who would be at the helm of the judiciary for 18 years until the retirement age of 70, that well.

But Pabillo said he was worried about her position supporting demands of Mr. Aquino’s family, which owns Hacienda Luisita, for a higher compensation in distributing the sugar plantation to its workers.

 

Marching orders

“That’s one negative thing I heard about her,” said Pabillo, chairman of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action.

Mr. Aquino on Monday gave Sereno, a former batchmate at Ateneo de Manila University, her marching orders after swearing in his first appointee to the high tribunal on Saturday in Malacañang.

“I expect that you weigh your judgment and decision so that people’s trust in the institution you’re heading will be restored,” Mr. Aquino said in a speech marking National Heroes’ Day at Libingan ng mga Bayani.

“The people’s mandate to you is: Let the fair system of justice prevail. It should be impartial to either the rich or poor, to ordinary Filipinos or the powerful,” he said before a crowd of diplomats, Cabinet officials and veterans under a tent behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

“Don’t lose heart when a deluge of challenges comes your way. Be assured that the Filipino nation is your ally,” he said.

Mr. Aquino said Sereno’s appointment added more meaning to the celebration of National Heroes’ Day. “She’s the first lady Chief Justice and one of the youngest heads of the judiciary,” the President said.

Sereno has her work cut out for her following the divisive impeachment trial that ousted Corona for  nondisclosure of his assets.

But first she has to bring together all the high tribunal’s 13 justices, including the more senior ones who were bypassed by her appointment. The five senior justices, led by Antonio Carpio, were absent during Sereno’s oath-taking.

Culture shock a glitch

Senator Edgardo Angara said he expected a “temporary glitch or discomfort” as a result of disenchantment among Sereno’s senior colleagues. “Her selection was very unique and unprecedented. So there is some cultural shock involved.”

The National Union of People’s Lawyers in a statement welcomed Sereno’s appointment, saying “we shall temper our expectations and let her decisions and actions speak for themselves.”

Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan said the women’s group would be closely watching Sereno’s performance.

“A woman-led Supreme Court does not necessarily translate to a prowoman, propoor judiciary,” Ilagan said in a statement. She said Gabriela was wary about Sereno because of her Hacienda Luisita vote.

Out of her mind?

Also on Monday, Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. dismissed news reports that Sereno got a low score in the psychological test required by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), along with Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. The council screened Sereno, Jardeleza and 18 other nominees for Chief Justice.

Tupas, the House representative to the JBC, said no member of the council questioned the results of Sereno’s psychological test, in which nominees were given a grade of one to five.

He said, however, that Sereno could not have made it to the short list of eight candidates submitted to the President had she flunked the test.

“If an applicant gets a five, the applicant won’t be considered. If the applicant gets a four, the applicant will not be disqualified. Apparently, nobody raised the matter during the deliberations,” Tupas said over the phone.

“Definitely, she  must have gotten a four or lower,” he added. “You won’t be competent to be appointed if you are out of your mind.”

The JBC on Monday announced it would meet on September 3 to begin the process of selecting the vacancy left by Sereno’s promotion in the 15-member tribunal.

Jose Mejia, a JBC member, said the 90-day period for the President to fill the vacancy began with Sereno’s appointment as Chief Justice. With reports from Cathy C. Yamsuan, Christine O. Avendaño and Leila B. Salaverria


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  • http://twitter.com/verolee96 Vero Lee

    SAYS BISHOPS……WHO ARE THEY?

    • boybakal

      Hindi ka ba naglalaro ng Chess…Bishops lang di mo alam.
      Yon Bishop palihis ang takbo, ang Rook diretso, ang kabayo L..
      Seguro tambay ka sa barberya…dama lang ang alam.

      • http://twitter.com/verolee96 Vero Lee

        OLD  F A R T

  • MonMayuga

    Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez sounded most reasonable among these prelates.

  • Jose Ubaldo

    Are these the same pals of gloria arroyo?

  • jinx

    Unbelievable. As if this bishop has all the answers to the problems of our country.  Bishop, what the people need is the RH bill(according to the survey), and not what you dictate for the country “to need.”

  • pangitbudhiko

    Sereno ilabas mo ang 2011, 2012 na SALN, to the public, kung gagawin mo ibig sabihin wala kang hidden agenda, you must faithfully   declare your SALN  every year for the next 18 years while seating as SC Chief Justice yun lang naman ang hihingin ni Juan dela cruz or si PEPE and PILAR according to Sen, F. Drillon. Ang masa hindi naghihitay ng milagro galing sayo. Just be honest. and declare your SALN for the next 18 years to the public.
     
    We don’t care if you will be serving 4 president what the people now wants, is  for you not to dig in the cookie jar of Pepe and Pilar.

    • UrHONOR

      SINONG “WE”?

    • Htee

      Masyado ka namang demanding, yun nga ang inuna ng JBC, nalimutan mo na ba? Hwag mong gamitin ang we dahil hindi Saln ang hanap ng mamamayan kundi judicial reform, ang mapabilis na pagdispensa ng hustisya.
      Hangover ka pa kay coronatong, kalimutan mo na yun and move forward igan.

      • pangitbudhiko

        Okay sinabi mo eh, but she must published her SALN every year from now on, I think that is not to much to ask sa bago SC Chief Justice.

      • Htee

        I think with thw lessons learned from the impeachment of boy boga…she knows what’s good for her.
        Alam mo, she is flawless sa ngayon, ewan ko lang kung meron ba silang black sheep sa family, sana tumama na lang sa bato ang mala bamgungut na pumasok sa isipan ko, alangalang sa inang bayan.
        Anyway, sana malutas na kaagad ang mga ampatuan masacre…

      • nakatutok

        ..” SHE MUST PUBLISHED,”???  future tense po kaya hindi past tense ang verb….pare ko wag ka naman masyado magkalat dito ng grammar mo….

    • anu12345

       In the news before, the other associate justices scorned Sereno and one other justice for releasing their SALNs

    • willylansangan

      hindi ba inilabas nilang dalawa ni carpio ang kanilang SALN kaya nagalit sa kanila ang ibang AJ

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    How about if CJ Sereno will decide on the legality of the former president giving gifts of SUVs to the bishops? How about the CJ deciding on the issue of exempting the church from paying taxes?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESOLZFVKAWYGCVFPVUANFVV4W4 Efren

    “Takot sa multo ang mga bishops na ito !” . What were your comments when Corona was appointed during midnight by  Gloria ? Why not think of the plight of women and children
    in the case of RH ? Why not think of just compensation in the battle between “Capitalist Economy”
    and “Communist  Ideology”  in the case of Hacienda Luisita ?

    The task ahead of CJSereno is undoubtedly tough : First, there is the existence of reactionary forces among the seniors of the Supreme Court  , and Second, unless a jury-type system of dispensing justice in the lower courts (at least for heinous/”celebrated” crimes) is operational, the task is indeed very, very tough !

    • UrHONOR

      OO nga….at nang ma-impeach si Corona,  wala ding sawsawerong CBCP ang lumantad at magpalahad ng “dogmatic bull” tungkol sa kaso.  Bakit?  Anak ng kwago, e, hindi ba ilang naka-sayang puti’t helmet din ang nag-misa-misa at nobena at nagpatong ng mga kamay sa ulo ni Corona para siguradong panalo…gamit ang air force of the spirit, help from above, and the mercy from all over…tapos anong nangyari?  RRRrrrrinnnnnnnggggg! Taub-na-taub ang position ng the greatest “acting” bogus CJ the country ever had.  OPS! Hindi gumana yong salamangka ng sayang puti….baka naputol o pinutol yong koneksiyon nila sa langit dahil masyadong paki-alamero at nagdudunung-dunungan tulad ng maraming paid posters dito.

      Whatever for them is convenient, that’s what they advocate.  Whatever makes their position seemingly advantageous, that’s  what they take.  Whatever makes them concerned for the poor, holy, humble, and charitable, that’s what they grapple. In short, magaling at poging-ba-poging on paper….sa PAPEL.

      • willylansangan

        UrHonor sa palagay ko hindi tumalab ang basbas ni Cruz kasi retired na siya wala na siyang kapit kay God.

      • UrHONOR

        LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Utang naloob. Another pre-empting/ insinuating statement from the Corrupt Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

  • UrHONOR

    HALA….sawsaw time na naman!  Dami-daming sasawsasawan ng mga naka-sayang puti’t helmet ngayong mga araw na ito.  Pero, tulad ng pagpanaw ni Dolphy, tameme sila sa pagpanaw ni Jesse.  Basta’t hindi nila ka-alyado at di tipo, no pansin sila. Selecta Ice Cream ang paborito nila.

    AKALA ng mga ito, marami pang nakikinig sa kanilang mga ala emperor na pronouncements. Kailangan pa bang magpalabas ng, “GIVE HER CHANCE”?  Bakit, kung hindi sasabihin ang GIVE HER a CHANCE, hindi yon ibibigay kay CJ Sereno? Nakikisawsaw na naman sa usaping wala silang kinalaman.  YONG mga pedo ninyo ang dapat na sabihan na, “YOU HAVE NO MORE CHANCE”, sabay sipa sa ba**hayn (Marami siguro sa kanila ang sisipa sa sarili nila!).  What value is there to whatever you say about public and political affairs when you can’t make your own toe the line?  

    CHARLATANS! (Conf of the Best Char of the Ph)

  • UrHONOR

    ANO na nga pala ang nangyari sa WAR ng mga naka helmet?  Sino ba ang nanalo?  Gumana ba ang FORCE-FORCE…..air force of the spirit? Ano din nangyari sa,  ”WE HAVE THE NUMBER”?  Kung ako ang miembro ng samahang yan, pa-ca-canonize kong santo si Sotto sa lahat ng batikos na natanggap nito sa pagtatanggol ng— to RHBill, say NO.  Sa malaking krus na nakasukbit sa leeg nya at paggamit ng pangongopya, sapat na yong pruweba na malaking himala  ang nagawa niya.  Sama na din nyo si Villacorta!

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    Aba, Bebis pala itong si CJ Sereno, at tebs material pa!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E2AH45T2URH5GVY6DQZCI3MK2E Ronnie Adriano

    Sama ka po CJ Sereno, help push para maging batas na yung FOI Bill.

  • boybakal

    Give Sereno a chance – bishops….

    This is ridiculous….She has not even started, Give Her a chance agad.
    Meaning…marami ng kapalpakan.
    What is happening in our country….we’re becoming countryof idiots.
    Lord, One More Chance bago mo kami gunawin.

    • UrHONOR

      OK…done.  I’ll give CBCP one more chance.

    • spearheads

      Malapit ng gunawin huwag kang magalala, sama sama lahat. Noong isang araw sa Davao Sur lumindol, kahapon sa El Salvador 7.3. Kahapon din sa San Diego CA. U.S.A. nagpyesta ang lindol, isang dosena lahat 5.5. ang strongest.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

    Hwag na muna kayong dumakdak ng dumakdak..!!! Kaya mahirap umasenso ang Pinas eh politika, religion, idolohiya,etc ay naghahalo na..! Ang mga obispo naman wala ng ginawa kundi makialam. !!!
    Ang mga INC, Protestante at iba pang relihiyon ay tahimik lamang kaya dumadami sila at tuloy ang kanilang gawa.!!! Basta tayong mga Pilipino eh mag-kaisa, magsipag, mag-aral at magtulungan ay makakamit natin ang pag-asenso ng Pinas….!!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    sa lahat ng sinabi ng mga bishops eto lang ang may konting pabor sa bayan.. give sereno a chance..paano naman kasi wala naman silang magagawa kahit maglakad sila patiwarik..hehe

  • louie

    sa totoo lang, mas marami pang baliw sa mga elected officials. 

    • UrHONOR

      MAS MARAMI dito.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    It is interesting that Cruz will mention trhe laws when talking Sereno but conveniently forgets that the church and CBCP continue to meddle with the legislative and executive functions when this meddling is clearly against the law as stated in the constitution!

  • WAJ

    Catholic Church Leaders has a lot of time to contribute to the welfare of poor Filipinos especially during the time of calamities. However, they choose to be quiet it while the people are suffering, but they are mouthy with it comes to political issues. They should put themselves strictly for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Your profession is about religion. Do not mingle in politics.   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XNHMWT47PX3U67HRL4U4VMGL44 Arnold Gomez

      Sa totoo lng Sir, halos wala nmang binigay ang mga yan na tulong sa ating bansa eh lalo na in times of calamity. They depended for those who contributed for the calamity. sa totoo lng kumikita pa nga sila dun…

  • Sunchaser

    Did any of the good bishops, notably Oscar Cruz, then Pres. of the CBCP say anything about the fidelity of ousted Renato Corona when the latter was appointed by Gloria Arroyo as CJ? Did Cruz criticize Corona for the the our justice system from lower to the upper court being so corrupt and lacking in transparency?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XNHMWT47PX3U67HRL4U4VMGL44 Arnold Gomez

      isa lng ibig sabihin nun Pre… kumita din sila dun..

  • 4kingdaddy

    stop making statements….the law of the land does not affect you anyway….pray tell me, when was a pedophile or a rapest priest ever gone to prison????….ang isawsaw n’yo na lang ay ‘yong mga ulam n’yo sa patis o kamatis, huwag sa gobyerno!!!!!

  • John_Galt_II

    That is not for you to say! You stupid bishops. Leave the people alone!

  • Sunchaser

    How unfair that retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz had expressed doubt right away on CJ Maria Lourdes Sereno’s fidelity even when she had just been appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Cruz said that in the event that the RH Bill is passed by Congress, Sereno’s fidelity will be with Pres. Aquino and “not with what the law says and what the people need”. You’re jumping the gun, Mr. Cruz. Give CJ Sereno a chance, for heaven’s sake!

    On matters of the RH Bill, please be reminded Mr. Cruz that majority of Filipinos support the passing of the RH Bill to slow down our unsustainable population growth rate. Giving Filipino couples freedom of choice on how many children they can afford to have is what the people need! Seventy one percent of Catholic parents favor the passage of RH Bill!

    Bishops of the CBCP, you are dead wrong. Your ridiculous pronouncements on matters of population are NOT pronouncements from God. For God does not want millions of His Filipino children to suffer due to poverty. You are on the wrong side of history. 

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Hindi pa man din nag-iinit sa upuan si CJ Sereno, kinakastigo na ng simbahan. These descendants of padre Damaso never learn their lessons. Mr. Carlos, you’re telling the truth when you said, “for God does not want millions of His Filipino children to suffer due to poverty”. I don’t completely understand why these people don’t get it.

  • florocfv

    masyado kayo nag aalala sa buhay, hayaan natin to sa maykapal, SIYA  ang nkakaalam nito lahat

  • GMMTC11

    Napakapalialamerong mga pare lumalaki na masyado ang ulo.

  • Htee

    Tila nahuli yata ang sawsaw ng mga obis…hehehe
    Ubos na po ang toyo’t kalamansi….hehehe
    ‘Til the next topic na lang po at agahan nyo ha….hehehe
    Magdala kayo ng sariling sawsawan ha…hehehe

  • reddfrog

    There goes the delusional demi-gods again.

  • filipinaskoh

    “Give her a chance to prove that she is a good Chief Justice.”- Bishop Gutierrez

    That is exactly what you should all do. Keep your murmuring and grumbling to yourselves. Remember the SC is a collegial body and she has only 1 vote out of the 15 votes though she presides, but I don’t think she can manipulate them.

    Don’t expect also that what you wish for would be her decision,  if her decision doesn’t favor you it doesn’t mean she is against you.

    You must bear in mind she went through the legal and appropriate process, she is on the short list submitted to the president and anyone in that shortlist the president has the prerogative to choose.

  • filipinaskoh

    Bishop Cruz at Bishop Pabillo,  ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh… manahimik  na lang kayo.

    Ung CJ na binasbasan nyo at inalalayan ng dasal ay natigbak na, un midnight appointee pero kinilingan nyo, alam nyo namang mga desisyon nya pabor kay GMA, eh si Sereno wala pa ngang ginagawa para kay Noynoy ngumangalngal na kayo.

    Just shut up!
    Para matahimik kayo ipanalangin nyo na lang na ma-impeach sya kaagad . (Buti na lang ang mga dasal nyo ay walang bisa).
    KAYA 
     Mga KALANSAY na lang kayo CJ pa rin si Sereno.

  • tadasolo

    it is becoming habitual for the bishops to engage in matters of the state and very presumptuous in releasing statements. why they keep on doing it is clear evidence of their diminishing influence in our national narrative and conversation to stay relevant

  • joerizal

    If people are going to give her a chance, it’s not because the CBCP said so. Nobody asked them for their opinion. If the Church were running the country, we’d all be wearing skirts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XNHMWT47PX3U67HRL4U4VMGL44 Arnold Gomez

    D2 na nman ang mga taga sawsaw… why they need to dictate the government what the posibilities are? n d nga nila ma disiplina ang mga priest nilang pasaway ang lakas pa ng loob nila na maki-alam sa politics.. “give her a chance” ika nga daw… bakit? may ginawa bang kasalanan si Madam Sereno na kailangan pa nilang sabihin na “give her a chance”? If the President of the Philippines duly elected ng mga tao ay nag pasya na si Sereno ang magiging Chief Judge, that means, Madam Sereno is duly qualified and elected for the position.. Tanga 2x nman ng mga OBisp na ito… palibhasa mga hypocrites ang mga yan…wala ding pinag kaiba sa mga scribes and Pharisees na kumitil sa buhay ni Christ.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

    sereno should be the least concern of these damasos.   pedophiles and perverts in the church  should be their priority.    

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Thank you very much!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3MQCMLOZ2KRHSIYGCJ7FSO2DQ Juan

    naki alam na naman ang simbahan, or baka naman ang media ang problema sa bansa. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      ikaw anu b paki mo bakit ka nakialam?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3MQCMLOZ2KRHSIYGCJ7FSO2DQ Juan

        ikaw bat ka nakikialam sa sinasabi ko?

  • spearheads

    Last time I checked, nobody said Sereno flunked the psychological test. Even the Manila Times which ran the story first did not say that Sereno flunked the test. What Manila Times said that she got a grade of four, the same score which Jardeleza got. In sum, of the eight shortlisted nominees it was Sereno and Jardeleza who were the cellar dweller as far as the psycho test is concerned. In addition, the general description of Sereno was “dramatic and emotional.” Among those who issued statements namely Tupas, Atty. Mejia, and Atty. Fernan-Cayosa, not one of them denied the Manila Times report. What they said was that all those shortlisted passed the psycho test. Of course they passed, that’s elementary. In a scale of 1 to 5 you still pass even if you got a grade of 4, 5 being the failing grade, I guess. Yet, the truth can’t be denied and that is, Sereno got a grade of 4 and that she was described as :dramatic and emotional.” What’s wrong with that, she got appointed anyway? Sereno should accept the truth otherwise it only proves that she is emotional, indeed.

  • anu12345

     ”Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

    The bishops and “others like them” follow this mantra.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AYAJ4A3A7LYHK64UYBE56M7HLM ilvingz

    The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) concerns on the newly appointed Chief Justice Justice is  totally unnecessary and uncalled for.  It is like the Philippine government or any of its branches assuming the same on the selection of Archbishops or Cardinals or the Pope.  The CBCP should totally isolate itself from the proceedings of the government.

    Chief Justice Sereno’s qualifications, capabilities and integrity have been scrutinized more than enough in her nomination, during the screening by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), in her stint as an Associate Justice, and before her ultimate appointment by the President…

    As for her legal views, it is hers and hers alone based on her studies and experiences as she would, along with her Supreme Court associates, interpret not only the letter but hopefully also the spirit of the Constitution.

  • Cal_Reznick

    She’ll have that chance. Its merely about if the President will allow her to be independent or make her his puppet. Similarly, its also about the new CJ being independent and not allowing herself to be the President’s puppet.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU56OS2ATEZ27LRS2Y7UWERATE Jovy

    The Catholic church should just shut up and stop meddling, they have no right. Tama na! Nakakainis na!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      ikaw nalng sisigaw anu relihiyon mo? 

  • farmerpo

    Why is the Catholic church taking an adversarial stand against the government? No more Pajeros or what?

  • totoybelen

    If the issue here is giving Sereno a chance…why did not Pnoy give Justice Carpio a chance to prove himself that he deserve to be Chief Justice? He was the most senior Associate Justice and most experience.

    • pangitbudhiko

      totoy, that is all under the water

  • brunogiordano

    “….another concern that in the event the RH bill is approved in the legislative department, it can be assumed that it will be brought to the SC to question its constitutionality.”

    dalhin ninyo sa SC HANGANG GUSTO ninyo.

    subalit ito ay ia-AFFIRM ng SC na CONSTITUTIONAL.

    next LAW – DIVORCE LAW.

    away tayo uli.

  • spearheads

    Of course, I will give Sereno a chance. But her first test should be to sign her an unconditional waiver for her bank accounts, local and foreign. She wants to be a good SC leader. then first things first, prove it a.s.a.p..

  • gemini4807

    Mahal na Arsobispo. Sa  matagal na panahon, nariyan po kayo at nasaksihan ang mga magaganda at masasamang nangyari at nangyayari sa Pilipinas. In recent times, we experienced the ff. problems in our country : corruption, overpopulation, unemployment, environmental destructions leading to disasters almost everywhere in the country, poverty at marami pang iba. Ang mga ito po ay may kaugnayan sa isa’t isa. One problem leading to another problem. Naaalala ko pa po noon  1968 o bago mag-Martial Law, noong mga around  45 Million lang po ang tao sa Pilipinas, pagkagraduate ko po sa college noon 1968 agad po akong may trabajo. Ako pa po ang nilapitan ng trabajo. Pag araw ng suweldo kasama ko ang Nanay ko naggro-grocery kami sa Fernando’s at sa halagang P30, isang malaking paper bag na po ang nagrocery ko. Maraming pagkain sa lamesa at nakakapagbigay pa sa kapitbahay. Malinis  pa po ang kapaligiran, nakakapag jeep po ako nang hindi kailangan magtakip ng ilong dahil sa pollution. Sa gabi po, nakakapasyal po kami sa Luneta o Rizal Park nang hindi natatakot. Nakakabili pa po ng  hot pandesal sa kanto kung gabi nang hindi nag-aalala na may mag-ii-snatch ng pandesal na binili. Ang mga namamalimos naroon lang po sa loob ng simbahan at hindi sila nakakatakot. Ang mga krimen ay kaunti lamang kaya pag may nangyari masama, sensationalized ito at pinag-uusapan nang matagal at agad namang nalilitis at napaparusahan ang may sala. Napakaganda ng bayang Pilipinas noon. Fast forward po tayo… Ngayon po tayo ay over populated na.  Sa dami ng tao ngayon, 103 Million  per Parade of Nations sa London Olympics, tayo po ay overpopulated na sa kabila na nagpunta pa sa abroad ang iba upang magkaroon ng trabajo at mapakain at mapag-aral ang pamilya. Nagiging dahilang ito ng pagkakahiwahiwalay leading to problems like juvenile delinquency, broken homes, drug problems ,etc. Mahirap makakuha ng trabajo dito dahil sobra na ang tao. Mas maraming tao kaysa sa trabajo. Dahil walang trabajo ang maraming tao, walang makain na nagiging dahilan upang gumawa ng masama tulad ng pagnanakaw, pananakit sa kapuwa at pagpatay  Dahil walang family planning, wala rin control sa paglobo ang populasyon. Ang health condition ng mga ina ay nalalagay sa panganib pag maraming anak na sunod-sunod. Pati mga bata ay napapabayaan. Maraming mga street children na hindi alintana ang panganib basta lang  makahinggi ng limos sa mga motorists at mga naglalakad.  Nagkalat sila sa daan, may kilik-kilik na batang musmos. Mahal  at hindi maabot ang bilihin dahil the demand ( sa dami ng tao) is high while the supply is low. Sa dami ng tao, ang mga taxes  na binabayad ng mga  taxpayers na dapat na napupunta sa basic services na para sa kanila ay hindi nangyayari. Malaking bahagi nito ay pang-subsidize sa mga mahihirap, walang trabajo  at hindi nagbabayad na taxes. Ang naiisip ko na lang po, dahil pinipilit po  ng simbahang katolico  na makiisa ang  mga mananampalataya sa ANTI-RH bill , marahil po kailangan hand-in-hand with the gov’t todo tulong na po ang simbahan  sa pag-aalaga ng mga milyon-milyong  walang hanapbuhay at alagaing Pilipino. Ano po kaya at magbayad na rin ng taxes ang simbahan para  mag karoon ng SAY ang simbahan tutal po naman mayaman at maraming negosyo ang simbahan, tulad ng mga banko, paaralan, tindahan at iba pa. O kaya po naman, kung ayaw magbayad ng taxes ang simbahan, magkaroon na lang po ang simbahan ng para sa  mga mahihirap na walang trabajo  ng very regular feeding program all over the nation, free schooling, free school supplies at iba pang mga pangangailangan. Ewan ko lang po baka hindi ko lang nakikita, pero, pag may disasters, parang bihira lang pong makita ang mga pari at mga madre na nakikialam sa pagtulong at pagsagip sa mga mamamayan. Sana very visible din po kayo. Handang marumihan, handang mamigay ng salbabida, handang mamigay ng pagkain, inumin, tahanan, pag-aayos ng mga nasirang paaralan. Kung ako po ay nagkakamali, patawad po, subali’t lagi ko po kasi kayong hinahanap sa mga pagkakataong may delubyo o problema ang mga tao.   

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Nagkamali po kayo ng punong tinahulan, si retired Archbishop Cruz eh wala pong nalalaman sa pagpapalaki ng anak at pamilya. Pinagsabihan pa nga niya ang pangulo na huwag nang mag asawa at magkapamilya kung pasado singkwenta na. Pero ako po’y natutuwa sa inyong karanasan at tama pong lahat ang inyong sinabi.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RPGVXQK6YYTD6CLA2T5L4T2RVQ Vito C

        Anong walang anak o asawa yan. hahalungkatin natin at mismo ang mga yan may mga anak at may kinakalabit din.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Aba eh talagang malilikot din ang mga kamay pala ano?

    • txtman

      ANO SABI NG MGA AMERIKANO SA GOVERNMENT NILA?

      WE NEED JOBS!

      PARA GUMANDA ANG BUHAY!

      J-O-B-S!

      IDIKDIK MO YAN SA KOKOTE MO HA!

      PITIFUL

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Hinay hinay ka lang bro. Kung babasahin postings mo, parang sobra ang galit mo sa mundo. In ALL CAPS, lol! Dapat ipagbawal na rin ang mga intoxicated bloggers :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RPGVXQK6YYTD6CLA2T5L4T2RVQ Vito C

      Tama ka , kasi etong mga padre damaso. Nag papakunwari na alam nila ang utos nang Dios. pakialam nang pakialam sa tunay na pamumuhay. They think this is still the renaissance period na Ang Cardinal may kabit at halos lahat na mga pare may kinakalabit. Im sure if some one is going to investigate right now , mabubuksan ang tunay na katauhan nang mga padre Damaso na ito. Maraming sexual abuses na mallantad. They want the Filipinos to be uneducated para matuloy ang pag corrupt nila nang society for there own benefit.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Give her a chance daw pero binanatan agad. Kung hindi ba naman intrigero at pakialamero yang self-proclaimed spokesman of the Catholic Church. Kung bakit ba naman binibigyan ng pansin ng Inquirer, lumalaki tuloy lalo ang ulo.

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Cruz is a classic example why the Catholic Church is losing followers. Every time he speaks he’s not giving the church any favor.

  • txtman

    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER- 

                    A CERTIFIED PENOY LAPDOG

    PITIFUL!

    • johnllander

      So why posting in PDI’s blog?  Why reading PDI in the first place?

  • txtman

    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

           A CERFITIED LEFTIST MOUTHPIECE

    NAKAKAPAGTAKA PA BA YAN?
        EH, ANG DAMING LEFTISTS KAYA DYAN!

    PITIFUL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3MQCMLOZ2KRHSIYGCJ7FSO2DQ Juan

    sisisihin ang media, sila ang dahilan kung bakit corrupt din ang bansa eh dahil ginagawan na lang ng storya at pinapalaki ang sitwasyun para lang makakalap ng madaming readers.

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Corrupt na kung corrupt ang media. Pero may pakinabang. At isa ka na sa mga nakikinabang. Kung wala ba ang PDI, where can you post your blog? Where can you participate in a forum like this? Be appreciative dahil kung wala ang media, where can you get the info?

  • txtman

    KAILAN BA NAGING BISHOPS ANG NAG-IISANG OBISBO NA SI GUTIERREZ?

    KAKAIBA TALAGA ANG INQUIRER ANO?

    GINAGAWA ANG ISANG BAGAY, PARA PABOR SA MANOK NILA

    OBVIOUS NAMAN EH, IYAN ANG KABAYARAN SA PAGSUNOD NI
         SERENO KAY PENOY.

    ONLY A BOBOWIT ANG HINDI NAKAKAUNAWA YAN.

    ANYWAY, WHO CARES

    THE PHILIPPINES IS A WASTE BASKET

    PITIFUL

    • johnllander

      If you don’t believe in PDI, then why post your blog here?  Go to your newspaper and there you can voice what you want, that is, if read that paper.  What a pitiful you are.  What a pitiful those who are sourgraping now for they will sourgrape until kingdom come!

  • sigena

    ang boss na pumili out of his mind kaya ganun din yung pinili.

  • txtman

    TAMA KA DYAN, INENG.

    MOST OF THE MEDIA PEOPLE TODAY ARE CORRUPT
         AND LEFTISTS OR ARE INFLUENCE BY LEFTISTS FRIENDS.

    YAN ANG TOTOO

    PITIFUL

  • txtman

    KAPAREHO NA ITO NG CABLE NEWS NETWORK (CNN) AH

    ANG CNN IS- BIASED, SINUNGALING AT NAMIMILI LANG NG IREREPORT
                           SYEMPRE ANG IREREPORT IS PARATING PABOR SA MANOK NILA.

    AYAW NINYONG MANIWALA?

    MANOOD KAYO NG MADAMING CHANNELS OR MAGBASA KAYO NG
        MADAMING NEWSPAPERS.

    PITIFUL

  • spearheads

    If the bishops are not talking sense then no yellow blogger would have reacted. The barrage of criticisms from yellownoytards only proves that the bishops deserve attention, ain’t it? They must be talking sense since the yellownoytards are always in the forefront of glorifying the bishops comments. Hard to accept but true.

  • victorts

    If Sereno goes against the President in a SC ruling, her undeclared $25M income from  Piatco maybe ground for her impeachment by Pnoy. Remember that Corona had only $2.5M not listed on his SALN.

  • PaengSaAmerika

    Long live CJ Sereno! I wish you good luck in your quest for judicial reforms. Pasensiya ka na at medyo ‘maingay’ sa labas. Just ignore them. What I can advise you is just keep yourself healthy! Kita mo naman si Omb Carpio-Morales, humihirit pa ang beauty. Almost two decades in your lifetime career is a long way to go. You have great opportunities to establish your legacy.

    • txtman

      YUN AY KUNG BAGO SIYA TULUYANG MASIRAAN NG BAIT

      PITIFUL

    • niceguy60

      If she had to succeed start planning how she can fire those senior judges who did not attend her swearing in inauguration. Seemed those losers deliberately did not attend to show displeasure. They are all Arroyo appointees so it follows they must be corrupt as well. Judicial reform should be instituted at all cost.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Unahin na si Justice Midas Marquez.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    Sereno is just one vote in the SC, the majority are arroyo appointees, so why worry all of you who still want to uphold  the GMA trademark – lying, cheating and stealing? And to “bishop” cruz, what have you done to make life better except to enrich the church by collecting from the poor through your teachings?

  • spearheads

     With her penchant for making her opinions public which proved the fact
    that her psycho test description i.e. “dramatic and emotional” is
    correct, how can she win the trust and confidence of her fellow
    justices? The probability is nil to none, so I am not really optimistic
    of the SC’s future. On the contrary I see more trouble brewing. The
    worse is not over, instead it’s just begun.

    First things first, if Sereno hopes to be respected as a good leader
    then she should sign an unconditional waiver for her bank accounts,
    domestic or foreign. After all this what the impeachment meant and she
    is also instrumental for Corona’s downfall. Very well then
    Sereno, sign or
    resign! Otherwise you might be branded as Chief Justice Grade 4 or Row 4 someday soon.

    • KenjiHimura

      All nominees for the SC Chief Justice post submitted that unconditional waiver of their bank accounts whether in local or foreign currency to the JBC as a requirement, in case you missed it. 

  • Ommm

    The bishops have again proven themselves as newsworthy as a group of old ladies gossiping over a sewing circle….

  • tetot50

    batang pnoy yan. tulad din ni coro-ny ni ate glo. 

  • Hey_Dudes

    Really?  Are you sure CJ Maria Lourdes Sereno truly deserve a chance monsignor Cruz?  How many days are you willing to give her before you start lambasting her with your usual tirades and non stop barbs?

  • parengtony

    3 points:
    1. Just like Doro, these people are making negative judgements on the new CJ without even halfway decent basis. And when Corona was appointed AJ and then CJ, where were they…eh wala man lang track record itong Corona kung ihahambing kay Sereno.
    2. Halatado na ang technique ng mga news writer na may agenda. Dinadaan nila sa mga interview kuno para hindi masabing nag editorialize sila.
    3. Sereno’s position on the Hacienda Luisita case differed with the majority only insofar as the issue of just compensation. Sana ang mga katulad ng Gabriela na bumabatikos dito kay Sereno ay maglabas naman ng kung ano ang pinagbabasihan nilang merito ng kanilang opinion.

  • indiots

    tsk tsk tsk ayaw pa rin tumigil ng simbahan sa pakikialam…. hindi na ngayon panahon nila Padre Damaso…

  • kwanrungchung

    On the contrary, Supreme Court Justices are appointed based on their decisions they have rendered in the past as well as their affinity to the administration appointing them. It is therefore a politicojudicial decision whom to appoint to the Highest Court in the land.
    It is slightly erroneous therefore that we “should give her a chance.” This is the point of a Commission on Appointments–in this case, it is to ascertain the political and judicial leanings and biases of an appointee based on his or her past decisions. Unfortunately, the CA has only limited itself to political horsetrading without the public’s primary interest in mind.

  • nelsonkamloon

    Pinoy is a good, reliable &  credible person. Anyone he appoints to high profile position in d govt  should have the same adjectives .

    • VindictivePanot

      reliable? wahahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RPGVXQK6YYTD6CLA2T5L4T2RVQ Vito C

    Why dont you elect this so called cardinal as president of the country and bishops as senators and congresman and mayors.  To political office cause they can not stop politicking in peoples civil affair. In every issues of society they want to be there. I think we need to start investigating this priest for sexual abuses too. Like what happened in ireland and USA. Im sure there are a lot of this priest that are involve in this issues and morality.

  • bgcorg

    The die is cast and there’s no use fretting over it.  The cynicism of many has become the trademark of many commenters.  Why?  Is this sign of “talangka” mentality.  Let it be, anyway, “by her fruits, you will know her.”  To be binding, a law had to moral and just.  It should give to each one his proper due.

  • Rae_E

    “I feel sad because there are suspicions about her fidelity. It is sad that her fidelity would be to the President and not to what the law says and what people need,”

    With surveys consistently showing 70% support for RH, It’s the CBCP especially Oscar Cruz who are out of touch with realities & has become irrelevant.

    PDI please do more inspiring stories by featuring other Jesse Robredo stories from other regions than giving the CBCP & naysayers undue media mileage.

  • rauloreto

    me think that the bishop should concentrate on the moral development of all its constituent rather than involve themselves in politics.  if they can attain a 100% believe on moral and christian issues for their constituents, whatever laws passed against their belief would not be followed by those their constituents.  it is sad but they must admit that most christian now are either going to church for the sake of being seen,or just for the sake of asking forgiveness for the sins they have committed and not giving thanks totally for the graces they received through good things.  a real proof of the church failure to guard the sheeps moral uprightness and conscientiousness. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/lolo.mo.73997 Lolo Mo

    “But Manila Auxiliary Bishop BroderickPabillo said he was worried about her position supporting demands of Mr. Aquino’s family, which owns Hacienda Luisita, for a higher compensation in distributing the sugar plantation to its workers.” Definitely, the word beholden will surface once again. That is the 64 dollar question.

    In so many cases, Business Mugols has a hand in the winning of our Presidentiables. During Eraps candidacy, no other than Cojuanco/Lucio Tan consolidated their resources to support Erap for his Presidency. Cojuanco then was in Australia, far from the reach of our law because of the graft charges he and Enrile in the handling of the CocoFed Funds/UCPB were implicated, while Lucio Tan has the 24 billion pesos tax evasion cases. After Erap won, Lucio Tan chosed the BIR Commssioner and won his tax evasion cases. The tons of evidences Liwayway Vincent Chato, BIR Commissioner during FVR’s term said that the case against Lucio Tan was airtight. She said further that, “No way can Lucio Tan escape his Tax Evasion case.” But after Erap came to power, the Tons of evidences against Lucio Tan just disappeared into thin air.

     Then in the last Presidential Election, again, Danding’s invisible hands was at it again. Not one but three potential Candidates were perceived to be close to him. ONe is Gibo/ Gilbert Teodoro, a nephew, another is Chiz Escudero, and the last is PNoy. They were pitted against Erap. Chiz Escudero back out the last moment in the Presidential Race and made a startling statement when he said, “I can not function well if elected as President, when I am beholden to my (Cojuangco’s) Political Party”..Such a magnificent statement emanating from a “Young Turk.”

    Now, the Cojuangco lost the case against Hacienda Luisita, and sure enough the head of ex CJ Corona was succrifized to send the message that no one is beyond the reach of the Cojuangcos. Imagine, a co-equal body, the highest post in the Judiciary was impeach because of the HLI decision.which was unfavorable to the Cojuangcos!

    NOw, CJ Sereno. He he he. In spite of her youth and with a low psychological evaluation she was choosen by PNoy (Cojuangco) against so many senior SC potentials. Again, the ghost of Hacienda Luisita and the Cocofed Funds are again surfacing. The next battle ground has been drawn. The question is, which side will CJ Sereno select, either the Cojuangco’s or the Tenant-Farmers of HLI and CocoFed farmers, will she revive it on account of legal deficiencies? Only the future will tell.
     

    • tarikan

      Correction please. Lucio Tan had a P26Billion tax evasion case with FVR’s BIR (Comm. Liwayway V. Chato). That P24 B was Lucio Tan’s savings after he spent P2B for Erap’s presidential candidacy. Brilliant move di ba? 

  • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

    Give Sereno a chance daw tas sabay nang-intriga.

    Kaloka talaga tong mga hitad.

  • carlcid

    If Sereno doesn’t touch the Hacienda Luisita decision, despite it being on appeal, then she will have taken a significant step forward.

    • marionics

      i think she will definitely have that chance bec if i remember right the issue on compensation of the hacienda luisita was remanded to the lower court bec it is a factual issue. for sure it will be up for review in the sc in the fullness of time. then we shall see what the sc does with it

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

         Any predictions?  You think she’s a stooge (of PNoy), or just unpopularly independent (or just eccentric)?

      • marionics

        god! Who the fưck knows? We’ll see it when we see it. Ang tagal
        pa siguro niyan kasi how do you determine just compensation ba? Di ba ang dami
        pang sina-submit na mga appraisal yan etc etc? ang dami pang puedeng mangyari
        bago umabot siguro sa SC ulit yang isyung yan.

  • rodcasio

    Surprise! Surprise!, CBCP is critisizing the new Chief Justice. Remember CBCP is an exclusive mens club and they like to tell women what to do. They don’t support the RH bill because they like women to be barefoot and pregnant. What gave these bishops the right to tell elected officials what to do? A lot of these religeous fanatics are the slowest ones and never held real jobs.They are not doctors ,welders,technicians, etc.All they know is to follow  some archaic teachings from some old white folks from their fellow mens club members in Rome. Remember mens club members, this is the 21st century and you have to adjust to new realities and world.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PKSL5H6B6CA5YFEI26JAQTR2EM perry

    ang hirap dito kay Cruz pari pa naman ay wala ka ng marinig na tama, lahat na lang ng lumalabas sa kanyang bibig ay puro negatibo, ano ba ang magandang nagawa nya para sa bayan? bakit di muna natin bigyan ng pagkakataon si Sereno na gawin ang kanyang trabaho at patunayan niya na sya ay nararapat sa posisyon na ibinigay sa kanya. 

    magbago na po tayo bilang isang mamayan ng Pilipinas, hindi tuwing may bagong naupo sa isang posisyon ay ang titignan natin at hihintayin ay ang pagkakamali nila. kaya nga dapat na tayong matutong pumili ng mga mamumuno sa atin, alisin na natin sa ating isip na dahil magaling sila sa harap ng camera ay magaling na rin sila sa likod nito, hindi dahil maganda ang pinapakita bago sumapit ang eleksyon ay magaling na rin ang ipapakita at gagawin pag nahalal na sila. magmatyag ang maging matalas ang ating pakiramdam sa mga politokong malayo pa ang eleksyon ay kung ano ano na ang mga ginagawa para mapansin sila ng mga botante.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFFOLGQ6RAX7AWW2Y6HQ5KZO3A Josh

    Why this pagan slave bishops keep interfering in the state matters? They enjoy opposition. Where in the Bible is states clearly to “submit to authority”. No mention for the Church take part in the State`s affairs. Well i guess no surprise. When someone is brought up in paganism beliefs, the Truth of God does not dwell in them. Such a pity.

  • edleon

    Sana ay mag Robredo din si CJ Sereno pati na rin ang iba pang government officials.  (Muntik ko pa nakalimutan) Pati na rin ang mga kaparian at mga obispo… magpaka Robredo kayo!

  • BlueBaron

    Nakiki ride nanaman ang mga BISHOPS!  Palibhasa napapaso na sila sa RH.  Bumabawi ng eksena..

  • usaf9

         Let us not forget that the CBCP sided with Corona during the impeachment trial. They rooted for a fellow Batangueno of their head. In fact they discouraged the continuance of the trial despite the highly irregular midnight appointment of Corona, but upheld by the Arroyo court. That was the original sin of Corona. for accepting.[ father Bernas ] What begins bad ends worse.    
        Now if you were Pinoy would you restore the the Arroyo / Corona court which is a the duplicate of the infamous Fernando court of Marcos?
        Sereno of the present is the Teehanke of the past.
         History repeated itself.

  • edleon

    Thank God that the people can now see those wolves in sheep’s clothing…

  • akimaxx

    Nangongonsensya? Nag-iintriga? Nakiki-alam o nagpa-pansin? Hoy mga Damaso!

    Magkatulad ang problema ng hudikatura at simbahan Katoliko—NAIWAN NG PANAHON..

    PNoy appointed CJ Sereno to ‘clean’ the juctice system’s back-log. 18 long years to reform.
    We must pray, that major transformation be accomplished soon.

    The politicization of the Catholic church, forgot to impose moral teachings and doctrines. 
    Please do the spiritual obligations, your primary function, Damasos, it’s time for reform, too.
    Catholic church’s spiritual focus means lesser work for CJ Sereno. and the entire branch.

  • Magsasaka

    mga damaso bakit hindi nyo unahing iresolba ang mga problema nyo sa mga manyakis na kaparihan, mga paring bading at manggagahasa ng minor de edad, tumutok kayo sa mga gawaing pangkakaluluwa at huwag kayong makialam sa pagpapatakbo ng lipunan dahil sarili nyong institution hindi nyo nga matugunan ang mga problema bagkus ay pinagtatakpan nyo pa mga ipokritong demonyo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      medyo maanghang salita natin ngayon brad ah…..malay natin, nang sabihin ng mga obispo to give sereno a chance, they are speaking directly to our kaluluwa, so gawaing kaluluwa pa rin, di ba (sori, medyo corny)…..hehe

      • Magsasaka

        kakainis na brad sarili nilang problema ayaw harapin tapos nakikialam sa iba hehehe

  • justjarred

    Ang mga HITAD na bishop nakikisawsaw na naman! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N5Z7WY2SAGBHI6AA7PV2QIZP5A Renz Roger

     Mga pari bawas bawasan niyo ang pag kumento nasisira na ang kridebelidad niyo mag dasal nalang kayo para sa ikauunad ng bayan.

  • The Amateur Ear .

    What’s not being said in this article is that Sereno is NOT CATHOLIC-she’s baptist. Read the CBCP’s statements again with this is mind.

    • brunogiordano

      “NOT CATHOLIC-she’s baptist.”

      saan link makikita na BAPTIST si SERENO at hindi katoliko???

      kung verified baptist may dahilan kabahan ang mga DAMASONG OBISPO.

      • The Amateur Ear .

        giordano,

        I got that from a very good source–from a lawyer like me. He is also a baptist. 

        I didn’t know you could “verify” the truthfulness of a statement from only the internet. You must not be a very smart person, indeed.

      • brunogiordano

        Hindi ako abogado kaya hindi ako SMART.

        Kung nasa Internet na ang info tungkol sa pagka-baptist ni sereno paki-post please ng link.

  • john mark santos

    with all due respect bishops, please refrain from any political statements, you are becoming more a politicians and a militant groups than a religious leaders.

  • virgoyap

    There’s only ONE criteria for some Bishops to consider a Chief Justice a good CJ and that is when she is anti RH.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFFOLGQ6RAX7AWW2Y6HQ5KZO3A Josh

    The more suited she is for the post if she`s a Baptist. Why do you think the President choiced her as the next Chief of Justice? Cause he has seen something in her not found from a pool of typical public servants. I believe that Pnoy has a tiger`s eye for selecting a higher post for public service.

  • hinayhinay

    pwede ba, mga ipokritong pariseo ng cbcp + romano katoliko, wag na kayong makisawsaw sa pulitika at sa hudikatura. nagmumukha lang kayong katawa-tawa akala nyo ba? pero madalas di na kayo nakakatawa. nakakabwiset na!

  • tarikan

    Bishops, bishops please tend to your flock. CJ Sereno will be just fine. Or if she turns out to be different from the popular expectations why we can always make noises but for now please give her the courtesy of the port. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    hacienda luisita revised ruling!!! Go Sereno 

    hahaha niyak!! taena!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SU2HV7WT2KL6BLMTISF3EMCNUM Deo

    pari nalang ang ilagay jan…heheeh na buwisit na ako sa puro dak2 ng mga iyan …

  • 071586

    “This doubt of her fidelity brings to mind another concern that in the event the RH bill is approved in the legislative department, it can be assumed that it will be brought to the SC to question its constitutionality. How will she decide? Is that again in terms of fidelity to the President or to the law? There’s also the matter of the Hacienda Luisita wherein her vote was more in favor of the dynasty than in deference to the farmers,”

    Subtext: she will only prove to be a good Chief Justice (according to the CBCP) if she rejects the RH bill.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SU2HV7WT2KL6BLMTISF3EMCNUM Deo

    bakit kaya lagi nalang nakiaalam ang simbahan….kahit sa politika naki saw2….hay nako bwisit

    • Jomex

      kasalanan partly ng media nag-entertain ng opinion from Church!

  • mangtom

    Request: yong nakakaalam sa e-mail address ng CBCP or whatever the initials are, please forward the posting of Gemini4807 sa kanila para mabuksan ang inaantuk na mata ng mga mitsubishops na laging inaantuk sa pagkalasing. Chances are very low na tatalab itong message niya kasi ang akala ng mga mitsubishops sila lang ang nakakaalam (a.ka.a.-nagdudunungdunungan).

    PASSSSSSSSS THE RH BILL.

  • Fulpol

    Sereno’s challenge is not to create harmonious cooperation with legislative and executive… but to create a rallying spirit behind her objectives and reforms inside SC and the entire Judiciary.

    despite the denial of media and supporters of Sereno and Noynoying, demoralization in SC and Judiciary is high.

    what can happened to your goal of reforms, if they are not willing to cooperate, giving 100 percent effort to work. reduce case backlogs? less dissents?

    like in Congress and Senate, NOynoying used the power of pork barrel. What tool Sereno would use? perks? that’s violate the “tuwid na daan”. how about threat of impeachment?

    Give her the chance to uplift the demoralize spirit of the Judiciary. 18 years, that’s too long to wait for a wild party.

    • edleon

      Gloria.. Gloria.. Gloria…  tsk..tsk..tsk… kasama ka sa disgrasya…  mga utang mo sa bayan…  malapit mo ng pagbayaran…

      • manual47

        I have a feeling this Fulpol guy is actually Gloria Arroyo………Hoy Gloria, for once, be part of a solutions….and not be a part of the problems.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        wag naman, baka naman sabihin ni pol na ikaw din si carandang….hehe

  • pipsirho

    ‘“I feel sad because there are suspicions about her fidelity. It is sad that her fidelity would be to the President  and not to what the law says and what people need,” said the retired archbishop of Lingayen and Dagupa n[Archbishop Oscar Cruz]‘

    ‘But Pabillo said he was worried about her position supporting demands of Mr. Aquino’s family, which owns Hacienda Luisita, for a higher compensation in distributing the sugar plantation to its workers.“That’s one negative thing I heard about her,” said Pabillo, chairman of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action.’

    The two statements above are SUSPICIONS and NEGATIVE THING HEARD by two respected bishops of the Catholic Church. It is QUITE DISTURBING that two respected bishops would make statements on national media MERELY on the basis of SUSPICIONS and NEGATIVE THING HEARD.

    Leaders, religious or secular, are best heard when their statements are BASED ON ACTUAL FACTS and EVENTS; SUSPICIONS and NEGATIVE THING HEARD are at best TSISMIS. Make judgments on what a person ACTUALLY DOES!

  • leodegardompruna

    The Bishops’ comments were actually fair based on records in the SC. However, we have to give CJ Sereno time to prove herself for probity and independence. One of the things I would like her to do is to confirm or deny the allegations of Sec. de Lima during the impeachment trial of former CJ Corona which was one of the possible bases of the Impeachment Court in rendering  its decision. What I am afraid of is the statement made by P-Noy that “CJ Sereno is not a puppet of administration”. Such statement would raise eye brows especially when made spontaneously- ingrained as others may call it. God bless the Philippines and CJ Sereno.

  • kilabot

    fair enough. she seemed sincere about transparency then. she voluntarily released her saln summary during the impeachment. let her now voluntarily release the following:
    1) psychological/psychiatric test result;
    2) saln for the last 5 yrs, including waiver to bank accounts;

    this should silence the critics if released asap.
    and please don’t do a noykapon act, lourdes.

    • Fulpol

      i bet she won’t divulge… perhaps, just wait “nalang” for the next president to order such investigation, if the new president is not her ally.

      • marionics

        reno orders full disclosure of her SALN

        By Tetch Torres
        INQUIRER.net3:05 pm | Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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        Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. FILE PHOTO
        MANILA, Philippines—Newly appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has ordered the full disclosure of her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.
         

    • marionics

      reno orders full disclosure of her SALN

      By Tetch Torres
      INQUIRER.net3:05 pm | Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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      Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. FILE PHOTO
      MANILA, Philippines—Newly appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has ordered the full disclosure of her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.
       

  • santosboi

    here we are again. many hailed Robredo when he died.. but during his time no one see’s him but  just by his critics.. villafuerte, bayan muna asking him to resign et al.. confirmation had almost been denied.. (actually he live w/o being confirm as DILG Chief by those CA). eto ke Sereno naman nagmamaktol. bakit di muna tignan ang trabahong gagawin ng tao bago ito sabihing masama? parang mas mabuti pa ang masama madaming kakampi mas pinaniniwalaan at kinakatigan! 

  • edleon

    Bishops Cruz and Pabillo’s accusations were just hearsay… They should review the CATECHISM OF ST. PIUS X  about the 8th commandment – Thou shalt not bear false witness.

    • Fulpol

      About her dissenting opinion in Hacienda Luisita, is that false? 

      • edleon

        “I feel sad because there are suspicions about her fidelity. It is sad that her fidelity would be to the President  and not to what the law says and what people need,” said the retired archbishop of Lingayen and Dagupan who is a  former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

        “That’s one negative thing I heard about her,” said Pabillo, chairman of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action. – Referring to PNoy’s encouragement speech for CJ Sereno. Saan doon ang negative?

    • Guest

      ops

    • Pitbulldog

      Yes, tell that to P-noy, De Lima, etc.  “thou shalt not bear false witness”.  Mga Ogag na dilaw.

  • PH2011

    “No member of the council questioned the results of Sereno’s
    psychological test, in which nominees were given a grade of one to five.”

    The JBC counsel conducted the psychological test?Are they the specialist physicians authorized to conduct such test?If that the case, the Pilipino people also recommend  psychological test to all members of JBC.

    CJ Sereno, probably will have a problem with her senior colleague. Well, the Senior Justices should be pragmatic and cooperate with CJ Sereno, since all of them have less than 10 years in service, Sereno assured of 18 years.

    Do your math, else the senior justices will be (again) a losers.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    go away, oscar.  your opinion is not needed.  sereno will do fine.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Ito ang katunayan na “bata-bata system” pa din ang pina-iiral ng nagkukunwaring “kakaiba at matuwid na pangulo…Tama ang sinasabi ko nuon pa na “Walang pinagkaiba si BS aquino sa mga nagdaang pangulo…lahat sila ay “Trapo”…

    Bakit ba ang hirap aminin ng mga dilaw na hilaw na ang kanilang Idolo at Patron na si BS ay katulad din ni GMA na politikong pulpol at hindi katulad ng pinagyayabang nila na matuwid at hindi kurap ang kanilang idolo…Isa ito sa dahilan ng paglubog ng bayan.ang mga bulag na taga sunod.Pikit matang pinaniniwala ng mga bulag na ito na masasalba ni BS aquino sa kahirapan ang bayan at madidisiplina nila ang mga politikong pulpol ng lipunan…

    • manual47

      do you have any good idea…..if you ask me, I will just be part of the solution rather than be part of a problem.  it seems that is what you are……part of a problem.

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Ayan na naman po kayong mga dilaw…kapag nabatikos ang inyong idolo,sasabihin nyo ay “Parte ng Problema ang bumabatikos”…at hindi solusyon sa problema…

        Kahit minsan ay maniwala po kayo na kaya lang pinatalsik ni BS aquino si Ginoong Corona ay hindi lamang po dahil “bata” ito ni GMA kundi upang mahawakan niya ng buong-buo ang tatlong sanghay ng pamahalaan…Ganyan po ang pag-uugali ng inyong idolo…

        Eto po ang “good idea”…Ang tama at marapat po ginawa ng inyong idolo ay pumili siya ng isang punong mahistrado na magiging independiente sa nais ng pangulo na kadalasan ay interes lang ng mga kapanalig ang iniisip at hindi kapakanan ng bayang nasasakupan…
        Malinaw pa po sa sikat ng araw at Alam naman po ng bayan na si Ginang Sereno ay napakalapit sa pangulo at maging ang mga nagdaang desisyon nito sa kaso ng hacienda luisita ay pumapabor sa angkan ng pangulo. Ngayon,masisisi mo ba ako kung tutol ako sa kanyang pagkakahirang bilang punong mahistrado??? masisisi mo ba ako na tawagin ang iyong “idolo” na trapo at tulad din ni GMA? Maliban sa midnight appointee si Corona, hindi ba pareho lang si Sereno at Corona na kapwa “bata” ng mga pangulong nagtalaga sa kanila….

      • manual47

        She was just got appointed…..as what everybody was saying, give her a chance to prove herself.  When Corona was appointed, did you put in a comment like what you were doing now.   I have no affiliation to any parties and I make it a common practice to give everybody a chance.  If I see something obvious like Corona’s appointment, then I question it.  However, in your case, I don’t see anything obvious with appointment of Sereno…….not yet.  But I will give her all the benefit of the doubt and if I were you, I will do the same…….what have you got to loose.  

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Kailanman,hindi ako pumabor sa mga maling nagawa ni GMA…at tungkol naman sa sinasabi mong “give her a chance”…Parang awa mo na kabayan,ang dami na natin mga pinuno ang binigyan natin ng pagkakataoN (mula kay marcos,cory,erap,gma,et al)…may nangyari bang maganda at kaunlaran sa kanilang pamumuno? wala,di ba….kaya’t huwag mo ng sabihin bigyan na naman ng pagkakataon ang mga ito sa dahilan lugmok na sa kahirapan ang bayan…Maawa ka naman sa inang bayan…

      • romeyo chill

        eh ano ngayon ang gusto mong mangyari? do you have any idea to share there kung papaano maisasaayos ang kalagayan ng ating bansa?

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Meron po…At iyong po ay nakasalalay sa ating mga mamamayan…Ang una at pinaka importanteng gawin ay pumili ng isang mahusay na pinuno ng bansa.Iyong pong kayang disiplinahin ang bayan para sa ikauunlad nito at iyong may kakayahan at hindi inaasa sa mga kaalyado ang mga importanteng desisyon sa bayan…

        Kalimutan na po ang mga kandidato na nanalo lang dahil namatay ang kanyang ina o pinaslang ang ama nito…ibig sabihin po,maging matalinong botante…

        Katulad po ng nangyari nuon nakaraang eleksyon…mantakin nyong iboto at nanalo ang isang taong walang nagawa sa kanyang trabaho bilang deputado at senador at nanalo din dahil pinalabas ng “media” na kaalyado niya na matuwid at mahusay ito…Iyan po ang dapat natin baguhin at huwag ng ihalal sa kinabukasan…at kapag nangyari ito,makikita mo ang unti-unting pagbabago tungo sa kaunlaran at kaayusan ng bayan!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L36JQMLYXF4ZEYPMJO5LBHOXS4 David

        Eh mukhang qualified naman si Sereno sa lahat ng sinabi mo, pwera lang sa desisyon niya para sa Hacienda Luisita.

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Ang sabi ko po ay kayang disiplinahin ang kanyang nasasakupan upang sa ikauunlad ng bayan…hindi po si Ginang sereno iyon!! Iyong pong desisyon niya sa hacienda luisita ay hindi po makabayan kaya’t hindi po siya nararapat sa posisyon niya ngayon….

      • Jamm3r

        for the benefit of the doubt, usapan lang naman, bumalik tayo nung eleksyon, sino sa tingin mo ang mas dapat na nanalo bilang presidente kung sa tingin mo ay incompetent si aquino?

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Si Ginoong Gordon…Masdan at aralin ang kanyang nagawa nuong lisanin ng mga kano ang mga base militar natin…nagkapit-bisig ang mamamayan ng olongapo upang mai-ahon sa hirap nuong mga panahon na iyon….ultimong mga dayuhan ay napa-hanga niya sa determinasyon niyang mai-ahon ito… Bawal ang Tamad sa Olongapo nuong mga panahon na iyon…Ngunit sa Kasamaang Palad ay nakumbinsi kayo ng “media” at mas pinili nyo ang taong walang maipagmamalaking nagawa sa bayan…

      • Jamm3r

        ipagpaunmanhin kaibigan huwag mong sabihing “kayo” kasi si gordon din ang ibinoto ko. ang pagkakaiba lang natin eh nang matalo si gordon, tinanggap ko na si aquino na ang presidente at dapat suportahan na lang natin siya imbes na punahin ng punahin dahil sa iyon ay isang paraan maliit man upang makatulong tayo sa bayan. hindi naman si aquino ang matutulungan natin kung sususporta tayo sa presidente kundi ang bayan na rin natin. iyon ang paniniwala ko.

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Ipagpaumanhin mo din.ngunit hindi dapat magsawalang kibo ang bayan kung nakikita natin lihis ang mga alintuntunin ng pangulo at pamahalaan….kailanman ay hindi ko susuportahan ang sa tingin kong maling desisyon ng pangulo.salamat po!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/mansueta.schatz Mansueta Schatz

        ang kaso po mang2x ang majority na mga botante mabigyan lang ng pera boto kaagad at pagsikat tulad ng artista boto kaagad pero sasabihin ko sa iyo sa amin sa Bukidnon natalo si Estrada noon..at ewan ko kay Poe wala na akong alam…

      • romeyo chill

        Mr. Andres Bagumbayan, kahit sino  po ang itayong lider ng bansa, meron at meron paring pong mga taong hindi sasang-ayon sa kanya, tulad mo.  Kaya kahit nagkataon po na gusto mo ang naging pangulo ng bansa, meron paring kokontra.  Ganoon lang po ‘yun.  Kaya, ang pinakamatinopong  dapat gawin nating mga Pilipino ngayon ay tigilan na po ang pambabatikos sa ating pangulo at makipagtullungan na lamang sa kanyang mga mabubuting adhikain para sa bansa.  Walang perpektong pangulo, tandaan mo po ‘yan.  Kay Villar din ako bumoto noon pero hindi ibig sabihin na porke natalo ang gusto kong presidente e hindi na ako makikipagtulungan sa nanalong pangulo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        if you tolerate and support a wrong decision, like appointing a perceived PNOY PUPPET as the new CJ, thereby affecting the independence of the judiciary of this country, then you’re not part of the solution but of the problem…..

    • pilipino_ako6

      Kung wala kang makitang kaibahan Kay PNoy at kay GMA, hindi mo makita kung ano ang mali at kung ano ang tama. Kay GMA ok lang magpayaman galing sa pwesto, ok lang magsinungaling, ok lang lumobo ang gastos para sa proyekto, ok lang wag imbestigahan ang katiwalaan. Ngayon ingat ang mga kurakot gawin ang mga gawain nila nung panahon ni Gloria.

  • manual47

    It’s quite questionable why these church leaders making this patronizing comment when during the appointment of former CJ Corona by the former president, Gloria Arroyo, we didn’t hear or read anything if that appointment was good or not.  No criticism at all.  Maybe because of the fallback they may get from the former president since people know that these church leaders were getting some good perks from the former president……like the pajeros.  And when Corona was being impeached, these same church leaders seems kin in depending the former C.J.  They even held a gathering in support of the former C.J……… And now that it was Mr. Aquino’s turned to appoint new C.J., we are now hearing these church leaders.  Giving us a patronizing comment about the new C.J.  when their comment does not hold credit because it does not affect the church in so far as the appointment is concern anyway.  I think the comment was more of ”much ado about nothing”.  It would be more prudent for these church leaders to just stick to what they are good at…..that is to pray that this new C.J. will survive whatever case thrown upon her and that she will make an honest and decisive decisions, pray that common sense will prevail to those who will vote for the RH bill instead of pushing the church own agenda, pray that the country will progress for the good of it’s citizens, and most of all, may the current president succeed in whatever he was doing and achieve his objective of getting rid of the corruption that’s eating the well being of the country.  By doing these tasks, I am sure the filipinos would be more sympathetic to the church and their leaders.  As of now, the filipinos are loosing their trust to these church leaders because of the way they are pushing their agenda.  And that is one thing they can not afford to loose because it’s the people that they are relying for their survival……….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRDGZHO73F5SCBMJO3BGCPXR6E Nilo C

    Tama lang na bata pa ang na-appoint. Bigyan naman talaga ng tsansa ang mga bata pa at huwag na sana yong kultura ng re-cycle.

  • junpaxx

    Noynoy is really out of touch with reality, as certainly, Sereno does not have the country, or even the nation’s full backing.
    He called on her to restore the people’s trust in the judiciary, but how can she do that when she is generally perceived to be the grand puppet of Noynoy?
    Noynoy didn’t like the former Chief Justice Renato Corona because he claimed he was the protector of Gloria Arroyo. What does that make of Sereno, as his appointed CJ? Her decisions speak of her protection of Noynoy and his kin. And soon the P10B compensation aspect of the Hacienda Luisita owners.. Hallellua!!!

  • DaniloD2D

    I do not recall any other instance in the past when Catholic Church bishops in this country had much to say on the appointment of a new Chief Justice or, in particular, their apparent apprehension as to the “fidelity” of the latter.  The reason is there for all to see.  It all boils down to the RH Bill (the “worry” on the valuation issue in the Hacienda Luisita case is merely peripheral).  The President has openly supported it, while the bishops have put everything on the line in their campaign to block its passage.  They do not question CJ Sereno’s academic qualifications and experience.  Rather, they would base their entire appraisal of her worthiness on just one criterion: what will be her vote in the event the RH Bill is approved into law and the Supreme Court is to rule on its constitutionality.  Is that fair?

    • Jomex

      Just like how Bill O’Reilly would say it! hehe. The CBCP is fast becoming like FOX News!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    18 YEARS OF SOLID PROTECTION TO THE COJUANGCO AQUINO CLAN…….

    GOOD JOB NOY…. UNCLE PEPING, DANDING ET AL

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  • lolo2lolo

    KASINUNGALINGAN…BINUTIG….It is not dignified silence….nagtatago nang
    BAHO!!!….Pnoy is becoming sakon, dictator and bias…….2

    • Morskie52

      Crab.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        delicious……hehe

      • VindictivePanot

        sea horse.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    A psych test of 4…or below?  Hahahaha, obviously it’s KKK-based selection founded on unethical & gossipy-tabloid-type dissenting opinion.
    If it’s KKK-based, then the appointment is selfishly motivated for the family business & political protection.  Breaking the good old tradition of seniority, the purpose must not be for Juan…never.
    Noynoy has already given her that chance…WHY APPEAL TO JUAN to accept her?  Is there a need?  If she would do the right way, it’s because it is her duty and not because Juan was brainwashed to accept her or give her the chance.  Silly!
    Objectivity, and not political patronage (KKK-based selection) is the key to economically & politically liberate this country!  Hahahaha!

    • epros

       Move on Corona Boy !!!

      • VindictivePanot

        move on, yellow zombie !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    buhay na buhay ang Legacy ni Cory!!!

    Kamag-anak and Kaibigan incorporated!!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KELBC2K3ZHQWVW7ZCFKZUDDSEU Marlon

    CBCP, huwag na kayo sumisipsip kay Sereno.

    hinde sya Katoliko kaya hinde sya kakampi nyo laban sa RH bill.

    tama na ang pamumulitika at tuunan nyo ng pansin ang mga totoong problema ng Simbahan katulad ng kakulangan ng pari at pagkakaroon ng mga pari na corrupt at manyakis.

  • fuctore

    Unique talaga ang bureaucracy sa PNas dahil may SAYAD ang mga lider ng 3 branches.
    May mongoloid na presidente.
    May psychotic na SC justice.
    Ulianin na senate president.
    No wonder, nasakop na tayo ng mga intsik at nakapagpataguyod na ng gobyerno sa isla natin
    pero ang mga pinoy liders,puro kahibangan lang ang alam ng utak.
    More FUN in the phils. talaga!
    Ang SAYA!!

  • lolo2lolo

    KASINUNGALINGAN…BINUTIG….It is not dignified silence….nagtatago nang
    BAHO!!!….Pnoy is becoming sakon, dictator and bias..ginagamir nang Liberal Party ang kamatayan ni Robredo…sa politica..

  • BUDOYABNOY

    THE SUPREME COURT IS A COJUANGCO COURT. IT’S NOW THE COURT OF THE OLIGARCHS. PRO-COJUANGCO-AQUINO, BIAS TO THE RICH AND THE RULING CLASS, AND THE CHURCH. 

  • BUDOYABNOY

    18 YEARS OF SOLID PROTECTION TO THE COJUANGCO AQUINO CLAN…….
    GOOD JOB NOY…. UNCLE PEPING, DANDING ET AL

  • BUDOYABNOY

    18 YEARS OF SOLID PROTECTION TO THE COJUANGCO AQUINO CLAN…….
    GOOD JOB NOY…. UNCLE PEPING, DANDING ET AL

  • BUDOYABNOY

    KAWAWANG MGA HACIENDA LUSITA FARMERS. KAWAWANG GOBYERNO. GUARANTEED NA ANG MAKAKAMAL NG MGA PAMILYA COJUANGCO NA 10 BILLION PLUS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF HACIENDA LUISITA.  SO SAVAGE SO ATROCIOUS OF THE COJUANGCO-AQUINO CLAN.

  • BUDOYABNOY

    TRUST ME, PRO-MINING MGA DECISIONS NG SUPREME COURT…. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS HUGE INVESTMENT IN MINING COMPANIES. KAYA, BALEWALA SA KANILA ANG LAPASTANGANIN ANG ENVIRONMENT NATIN. THE CHURCH IS EVIL. 

  • boymanok

    tsk tsk tsk…mas masarap siguro pakiramdam ni sereno kung buong sambayanan kumbinsido sa appointment nya. ang kaso may mga nagdu-duda kaya mas mabuti pa siguro kung ang CJ ay elected instead of appointed.

  • Garote

    Sen. Angara said there is a “cultural shock,”  a disenchantment why a junior justice like Sereno was appointed as CJ. “Her selection was very unique and unprecedented.” My God, I’ve a horrendous earth-shaking shock why all the SC justices appointed from 1970 up to the present are inexperienced legal nincompoops.

  • Jamm3r

    ito ang hirap sa karamihan ng filipino, hindi ko nilalahat pero marami ang ganito na puro hinala may konklusyon agad hindi pa man nasisimulan. yung attitude na may ipagagawa ka sasabihin agad hindi pwedeng gawin yan. bakit kaya ayaw munang subukang gawin bago sabihin hindi pwedeng gawin. daming nakaka-alam agad sa mga magiging resulta ng hatol ni cj sereno eh wala pa nga nasisimulan. may na-ipupuna agad wala pang dapat punahin. sana naman eh maghintay muna tayo ng magiging aksyon  kung ano ang magiging performance niya sa supreme court bago tayo magbigay ng isang kongkreto at solidong opinyon. kasi hanggang ngayon eh puro yung nakakasawang spekulasyon na lang ang mababasa mo, puro HLI nakakaluga na ng tenga nakakapula pa ng mata. tutal wala pa tayong magagawa sa pagkakahirang sa kanya bilang cj kaya hinay hinay lang sobrang gagaling daig pa si madam auring.

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Hintayin kung ano ang magagawa ni Ginang Sereno??? Sige at maghintay tayo… Ngayon mabalik tayo kay BS aquino.Kulang-kulang tatlong taon na sa posisyon ang idolo ng mga dilaw sa palasyo at patuloy pa din inaalam ng ating kababayan kung saan patungo ang gobyernong ito sampu ng kanyang mga programa… TANONG…Ano ba ang isang mahusay na “Nagawang Proyekto” ni BS aquino na masasabing sa kanyang nagmula at hindi sa iba ang pinakikinabangan na ng ating mga kababayang anak dalita? Meron ba??? Paki banggit lang po ang pangalan ng proyekto at kung kailan sinimulan…salamat po!!!!

      • Jamm3r

        hindi ko kayang sagutin ang mga proyekto ni ginoong aquino as i was not the proper person to answer and address that. i could only support his objective of cleaning the government with corrupt officials. i believe na kapag ang isang bansa ay nakikitaan ng paglilinis ng dumi sa kanyang bakuran ito ay mapapansin ng ibang bansa whereby the trust and confidence will be re-installed. iyan ang isa sa kailangan natin ngayon yung pagkatiwalaan tayo ulit ng ibang bansa and it think this will be connected to eventual progress ng bansa hindi man maramdaman sa ngayon sa susunod na mga taon. hindi natin kailangan ang napakaraming project kung pruo kurapsyon din naman ang patutunguhan. magandang magka-proyekto kung ang hahawak ng mga ito ay mapagkakatiwalaan. ta iyan ang sa tingin ko ang sinisimulan ng gobyernong aquino.

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Tama po kayo na dapat linisin ang dumi ng ating bayan…Alam ko pong kayo ay matalino at maiintindihan na ang terminong “Kurapsyon” ay hindi lamang “ilegal na kayamanan” ang pinatutungkulan…

        Puwede pong ang mga baluktot na gawain o kamalian ng isang kawani ng pamahalaan ay maituturing “Kurapsyon” din at dapat sugpuin…

        Tanong ko po kabayan,Kurapsyon po bang maituturing ang kampihan o pagtakpan ang isang kaalyado kahit “Mali at Baluktot” na ang ginagawa nito sa pamahalaan? salamat po!!!

      • Jamm3r

        alin ang mali at baluktot? ang opinion na maling pagkakapili kay sereno ay maaring hindi mali sa iba. ang pagkakahalal kay aquino na sa tingin ng marami ay hindi tama pero para sa iba ay tama lang. hindi natin pwedeng akusahan ng kurapsyon ang iba dahil salungat sa ating opinion. ang kurapsyon ay hindi pwedeng isang opinion lang  ikaw na mismo ang nagsabi na ang kurapsyon ay hindi lang sa ilegal na kayaman pero kung lilimiin mong mabuti ang kurapsyon sa pamahalaan ang maling gawain o baluktot na gawian maliit man ay lagi nang may kalakip na materyal na bagay. hindi pwedeng maging kurapsyon ang magbigay ng kakaibang opinion.

      • Andres_Bagumbayan

        Hindi nyo po nakuha ang aking tanong…Ang ibig ko pong sabihin ay “Hindi po ba Kurap din si BS aquino sa dahilan pinagtatakpan o kinukunsinti niya ang mga kamalian nagawa ng kanyang mga kabinete o kaalyado??

      • Jamm3r

        well that i am not fully aware of. sorry for my ignorance on this.

      • Pitbulldog

        You will get a “Di ako Nagnakaw” response as usual from abnoy because he has nothing to show as his original, real, concrete achievement up to now.  Wala namang originality yang sinungaling na yan.  Pati nga mga slogans at phrases nya e gasgas na mula sa bibig ng iba na inuulit pa nya.  Halfway through na tayo,safe to presume that it will be his greatest achievement after his six useless years as a president – nothing, pero di daw sya nagnakaw. Why not ask yourself again, are you well off today than you were 3 years before?  3 years ago (with a far-away-look at the horizon effect pa), when the dollar was at 48 pesos per, your five hundred pesos could buy you a lot more than what you can purchase  today.  And to think na ang peso kuno ay 42 na at yan daw ay dahil sa kasipagan ng Ogag na yan.  BS

  • RosalySia

    Questions for all bloggers/commentators here.

    In my short stay here, I have seen the passion of Filipinos in our socio-political landscape. The percentage of blogs/comments/posts against Technology, Entertainment, Global Issues, etc. speaks for itself. At least here in PDI.

    Are your opinions represent your personal convictions based on generally accepted facts or as a result of ones emotional outburst driven by strong political passion emanating from an outside stimulus encroaching your belief that no other reasonable or rationale response is acceptable other than those who share your thoughts (whether right or wrong) and who agrees?

    Is anger, emotional outburst, attack on ones dignity, critical & personal insults and the likes an accepted norms of all Filipino bloggers.

    Do bloggers consider unnamed or anonymous posts as a deceitful act that allow the person to hide and thus give the security of invincibility to express his/her true mind though allowing others as well to see the real person on the basis of his/her post?

    My humble request if you would like to reply, paki check lang po ng activities ko. Salamat po and more powers to all.

    • Jamm3r

      i think we share the same sentiment, but your’s of course is expressed with eloquence.

    • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

      You have to study/experience/live the culture more than just scratching the surface.
      All I can say, is that, since the time of Dr. Jose P. Rizal and up to the present, Juan is still enslaved, brainwashed, given false hopes & promises, not anymore by the foreigners, but by the politicians & oligarchic elite, who influenced the economy & manipulated the economic benefits of the country by securing poltical posts, giving mediocre benefits & contractualization of labors & workers, given unjust share on the country’s wealth by manipulating laws & regulations, leaving Juan miserable & enslave in his own country.
      Immerse into the culture & not just giving questionaire…
      Objectivism and not short circuiting of knowledge, thru brainwashing and fake faith, is the key to economically & politically liberate this country.

      • Morskie52

        Come on man. Get a life. all your comments are so depressing. We do not need this. We want comments that are inspiring. Not comments full of crabs, if you know what I mean.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        if you’re depressed by his posts, then why read? why not just ignore? hus fo*l then? stop punishing yourself……

      • Morskie52

        Are you depressed yourself? Get a life. Inspire people instead of bashing them.There is more to life than dragging people down. You enjoy crabbing isn’t it?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        and who said im depressed? op cors i do inspire people, di ko sila inu uto-uto into believing that we are now in tuwid na daan inspite pnoy appointing a perceived puppet….hehe

      • VindictivePanot

        Are you a crab yourself? Get a shell.  Inspire people instead of pinching them.  There is more crabs at the sea shore.  You enjoy crabs in your organ, isn’t it?

      • VindictivePanot

        Wahahaha!!! crabs na naman? 

      • RosalySia

        We enjoy reading your posts Sir. I hope you don’t mind our eagerness “stalking” your comments here. I have asked a question as well to your other post here.

        Thank you po.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Gumagawa ka ba ng thesis, hija? If you are, then all you need to do is observe and construct a chart. Separate those who make their argument in a proper manner from those who make sense pero bastos, those who comment just for the sake of commenting, those who are just plain trolling and those who bicker, getting personal and out of topic. Then base your conclusion from the data you gathered. That way you’ll gain more understanding of your subject rather than have it “spoon-feed” to you.

      Don’t phrase your question like you’re individually interviewing each poster here because most of us are highly opinionated. >: D

      • RosalySia

        It’s a month-old group study Sir whereby we have to report and participate in our class.

        Part of the study is the overall participation of the Filipinos in our present socio-political landscape and the the study of awareness, degree of understanding, critical responses to issues, relevance of facts against opinions, etc.

        A critical part at the end is the overall standing of the greater mass of the Filipino people for self determination in terms of intelligent participation in democratic elections and empowerment through active use of all types of mass media.

        Salamat po sa advice. :)

      • ApoNiLolo

        What other type of mass media do you based your study besides the social network? Remember, only a small percentage of our population have computers or using the internet for that matter.

        Your study is not complete unless you also have data coming from the lower social tier of our society.

      • RosalySia

        We have templates encompassing the print, virtual, direct and indirect/one to one surveys forms of media encompassing the general representation of our different economic and political classes. Internet po falls under virtual in our case. Surveys naman po are actual direct discussions with different people. We are going to talk to politicians, religious groups, ordinary citizens from all walk of lives, etc… hindi lang po sa internet.

        More power po :)

    • Jamm3r

      my apologies i think i haven’t answered your question. my comments here on pdi are more on my personal convictions but balanced based on facts. i don’t have political inclination whatsoever.

      anger, emotional outburst i think is just normal but personal insult to the extent of attacking once dignity is not my style.

      sometimes it’s difficult to register your real name as there are so many similar names. in may case, jamm3r is a part of my name. maybe those whose intentions are just to make insults and flood the forum they resorted to making names cut from the person they wish to insult. you’ll see many of them here. i think bloggers should not consider anonymous posts in order to keep and maintain decency in the forum.

  • jseesus

    langhiya talaga mga obispo sa pinas puro mga tsismoso, saan na naman kaya nila narining yung pagiging fidelity kay Pnoy nitong bagong appoint na si sereno. ang tatalas nang mga tenga. palibhasa walang ginawa ang mga yan kung hindi makinig nang mga nangungumpisal na puro tsismis din. at kailan naman nangyari na dapat natin pakinggan kung ano ang iniisip ng mga obispo na eto. dapat sa inyo dun lang sa kumbento at magmasid nang mga magagandang madre, anong malay nyo baka makaiskor pa kayo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      kung di dapat pakinggan, bakit ka nag react? 

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Pababayarin ba ang pamahalaan ng Php10B para sa Reformang Agraryo, na ang basehan 2006 valuation…Ibig palang sabihin, patatagalin mo lang ang kaso para mabayaran ka ng mas mahal.  At isa pa, ang prinsipyo ng reformang agraryo ay hindi katulad ng “law of imminent domain” na dapat lates valuation or FMV on “just compensation” ang basehan ng bayaran.  Ang mga magsasaka naging alipin (SLAVE) na sa lupaing iyan at ang prinsipiyo ay dapat ibigay sa kanila ang matagal na nilang sinaka para ang dignidad nila bilang ALIPIN ay maibsan man lamang. 
    Hindi ito basta hinala lang…MAY BASEHAN TALAGA ANG PAGKATALAGA NIYA.
    Bulag, pipi at bingi ka ba?
    Hahahaha! Objectivism will liberate this country economically & politically. 

    • RosalySia

      Good day Sir.

      Our group believes that you are one of the most active person here and as a matter of fact – saw a number of your political comments here.

      Our query is “objectivism”. Are you talking about Ayn Rand Objectivism?

      Is the political and economic objectivism for the Philippines considering our demographic position in relation to the objectivists advocacy of capitalism the right one for the country?

      • ApoNiLolo

        Ganyan! Base your question on what the poster posted. You’re on the right track.
        Like you, I’m also interested on what Pepe has to say. >: D

      • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

        Ayn Rand is the one who first discover it.  TRUE.
        But the idea was already there from the very beginning. 
        Ayn Rand missed some points that it collided with the doctrines of the Catholic that, I, for one, disagree.
        In the Philippine context…while one rooms around Quiapo, where you can see many faithfuls just following the rituals, expecting magic-like miracles to happen, even in religious organization like Il Shaddai, while the faithfuls were heavily soaked in the rain, expecting for miracles, bombarded by the lines in the Bible, making them euphoric but at the end of the day, they return to their shanties hoping that the high heavens would do miracles.  I dont blame them.  I find fault on the politicians & religious leaders who used the same methodology to brainwash our people, instead of giving them quality education, infrastructure, job opportunity, fair share of nations wealth.
        I can discuss these all day…
         

      • ApoNiLolo

        Then explain it to her further, she got all the time in the world. You haven’t answered her second question.

      • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

        Capitalism is not the primary end of objectivism, while objectivism is advocating capitalism as the current most effective-efficient tool/principle to economically uplift the country, it doesn’t mean that the distribution of the wealth/resources must be centered ONLY to certain individuals or group.  The ultimate purpose of which, is while the wealth/resources is well managed and gathered, it’s socio-economic impact/benefit of it must be fairly & justly distributed, may it be thru legislation or thru private socio-economic philanthrophic activities.  Long & short of it is, manage the scarce resources well, that all people would benefit from it, without having to act like hungry beasts competing & destructing each other for food to survive.  Where the smallest animal could take its small share (to survive) without being taken advantage of by the giant & powerful beasts…

      • ApoNiLolo

        Sounds like the “trickle down theory” to me. I’m not saying it’s not feasible but a coop is a more inviting endeavor for me, if we are to involve those who are in the lower class.

      • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

        Cooperativism is theoritically good, but at the implementation & execution stage, it fails.  In Phil settings where, everybody wants to outsmart the governing rule, I observed, and it’s a fact, that it is not effective.  Cooperatives can be easily organized, its objective is good, while at the execution & implementation stage, it is like a trial & error college thesis.  Funds were used by the leaders for their personal use and rarely they are being charged and convicted.  At the implementation stage, it’s just like a religious org with good-to-be-true principles, but at the stage where accounting & finance come into the picture, and the cooperative becomes bigger and management of funds & resources need higher level approach, it fails.
        A lot of known complexities, management or otherwise, are the causes of the failure of cooperativism.  Just like the argument of the distribution of HLI land to the beneficiaries, the devil’s question that haunts them, is, “now what will you do with that land”?   Yes, it’s a valid question, but not for the Cojuanco’s, or it fans, to ask.
          

      • ApoNiLolo

        All “models” fail if factors are introduced which are contrary to its objective. You know that as well as I do. So even your proposed solution will also not work if from the onset individual agenda is present and trust is excluded.

      • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

        Objectivism is very much broader than “trickle down effect”, although it somehow would align to it.
        Objectivism, on the other side, would not agree to putting as a presidential candidate because he’s a hero and a martyr’s son…it’s about known track record of leadershi qualities as guaged by the most recent standard of qualities of a person…not just packaging him/her as the next Jesus to be crucified, to model moral uprightness…while manifesting uncontrolled shallow temper tantrums every now & then…uttering awkward speeches at unsuitable occassions.

    • Morskie52

      What Objectivism are you talking about if all you to talk about is dragging Filipinos down by continually calling them alipin.You must be nuts. Objectivism for you is actually crab mentality in your brain.

      • VindictivePanot

        1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8… 9, 10 10 legs and again
        1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8… 9, 10 10 legs and again

        Dalawang pansipit
        Kung maipit ang sakit! 

        Ang lalaki, ang lalaki ng, ang lalaki ng alimango (crabs)
        Ang lalaki, o kay laki ng, ang lalaki ng alimango (crabs)

        - parokya_ni_edgar

  • Bayan Muna

    If I work as a driver for a certain family and pass my job to my son and he’s to pass it to his son and so forth, then it should come to a point in time that I become the rightful owner of the car I drove.Same logic with the Agrarian Reform. The logic is a joke. Kung ganon ang binili at pinaghirapan kong lupain ay ibibigay na lang sa iba after 20 years or so dahil sila ang nagsaka nun kahit pa bayad sila sa pagtatrabaho? Kalokohan! Puro kasi hingi! Di na lang magtrabaho para magkaron ng sariling ari-arian. Alipin? Tanga lang ang nagiging alipin.

    • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

      A land is not a car.
      The rule & wisdom that governs it (agrarian reform), is not for your shallow understanding. 

      • Bayan Muna

        Silent water runs deep- you’re a total opposite.

      • VindictivePanot

        we could have had it all.. rolling in the deep…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        and you think you’re silent…ingay mo nga eh….hehe

      • Bayan Muna

        haha!

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Malaki po ang pagkakaiba sa paghahambing nyo sa kotseng minaneho nuong driver at hacienda luisita…Ang Usapin Hacienda Luisita po ay may kasulatan o kontrata na nagsasaad na ipapamahagi ito sa mga magsasaka pagkatapos ng sampung taon na mapasa-kamay ng may-ari…

    • billy gunner

       ano raw?

    • ApoNiLolo

      Ang layo naman ng analogy mo. But I do agree with your sentiments, if it’s your land. Ibang kwento naman yan kung Hacienda Luisita ang pag-uusapan. >: D

    • Malik62

       A car is a personal property whereas a land is a real property.  From a moral and legal perspective one does not have absolute rights over a real property especially when it comes to land. Land Reform is a Law! Hence the Cojuangcos must abide with the law.  The reason why BS Aquino x3 appointed Sereno as CJ because they want to bend the law to their favor. Shame!

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    * What are the qualitative factors that the rest of the Senior Justices didn’t have to be appointed?
    * By breaking the seniority rule, and giving the 2-year old Justice a servitude, as a CJ to SC, of 18 years of eternity, what was in the mind of Noynoy?
    * Basing on the current trend (of appointment) and mindset of Noynoy, is he really for Tuwid Na Daan, or is there really a Tuwid Na Daan, where KKK’s are immuned of corruption accusations & scrutiny?
    * Where most of the Filipinos are superstitious, practicing false faith, and short circuiting of knowledge, Noynoy speeches are design, not to state the mission & vision, but to act as a morally upright priests with religious fanbase, to take his word as the one spoken by the Almighty.  Is it not brainwashing?
    *  Thru/by his allied media & oligarch supporters, print & broadcast media have been selectively interviewing the UP/Ateneo professors with benefits & friendly opportunistic urban communist (Akbayan, et al) giving backing vocals to Noynoy’s karaoke stunt smoke & mirrors Tuwid Na Daan hoopla, would it not make the BRAINWASHING effective?
    * This is not the time that when a priest, monsignor, cardinal, pastors of various Christian and non-Christian churches say GIVE HER THE CHANCE, we must heed to them, as BLIND FAITHFULS (short-circuiting of knowledge).
    * Sereno is no ANGEL, and the judgment on her is based on her 2 year stint on the SC, and after hearing her awkward-gossipy-&-tabloid type dissenting opinion, would you call her morally-upright or just another TOOL.
    * The presidency is well respected, but the man lacks the maturity & seasoned experience as a true leader that will make this country economically & politically stable.  The bases of saying that, is his track record from grade school up to the present.  And yet we are constantly bombarded by smoke & mirrors strategy, making him HOLIER THAN THOU, instead of the EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE CEO.
    Objectivism and not short-circuiting of knowledge, thru blind faith, is the key to politically & economically liberate this country.

    • Morskie52

      You are off the mark mate. If you speak of Objectivism, you must respect other peoples right. All you are saying here are negative comments on people, typical of one who possesses crab mentality. 

      • Bayan Muna

         Morskie52 just hit the mark!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        i don’t think so.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        and who said being negative or critical means one is disrespectful of other’s right?

      • Bayan Muna

        “Sereno is no Angel”. Yeah, respectful.And who is an angel?

      • Morskie52

        Because it is crabbing if you know what I mean. You know crab mentality mate. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        being critical does not equate to crabbing…..crab exudes positivism (crab is delicious) while being critical may result to negativism….if you get my drift….hehe

      • gregory robinson

        you’re only drift is down the toilet.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        and i’m having a nosebleed….tagalugin mo nga….hehe

      • VindictivePanot

        What`s worse than lobsters on your piano?
        Crabs on your organ.

      • gregory robinson

        you’re an ignorant idiot if you can’t comprehend how offensive and disrespectful negativism and false accusations are.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        the accusation against sereno of being a PNOY PUPPET has basis, based on her HLI rulings……therefore, the accusations are not yet certainly false…..but if don’t comprehend that, i still WON’T call you an “ignorant idi*t”…cool ka lang buddy….hehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Give her a chance, YES! But let her realize that the people are watching her every move. She should PROVE that the perceived PUPPETRY and PNOY FIDELITY are all false allegations.

    • Morskie52

      The title of the story speaks for itself. Give Sereno a chance.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        and the meat of my post speaks for itself….

      • Morskie52

        Give her a chance. Give her independence and total freedom to do her job. Why watch her every move? What has she to prove for? The fact that she is chosen as CJ speaks a lot of good from her.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        huwaaat? Chosen because of perceived puppetry and fidelity nga eh? so why leave her alone? Because of doubts on her independence, the more that she should be subjected to a microscope…. 

  • Bayan Muna

    The government should be of laws rather than of men.

  • billy gunner

    it’s funny that, with penoy holding both congress and SC by the neck, yellows here still say nothing is wrong! lol

    • Morskie52

      Another crab on the loose.

      • billy gunner

         it’s not crab when  it’s real. and besides, do you have nothing more to say than tell opposing forces they’re crabs? it’s pathetic! lol

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKPNHSPBMK74VZ3GBIPNTJA7KE Edwin

        morskie52 is a leech…how many times i can see your post in regards of word CRAB…you’re a LEECH of the yellowtards!!!

      • VindictivePanot

        may sakit ka bang “crabs”?

    • marionics

      well i guess maybe they don’t agree with you that pnoy holds them by the neck so they don’t have anything to say

      • Pitbulldog

        May I correct you, bionic.  P-noy holds them by the balls with a garter.  That is what we call HYPOCRISY.  Ngiti na yon pala ay ngiwi.

      • marionics

        he he don’t correct me, correct pareng billy. siya ang may sabi nun di ako hahaha

  • marionics

    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
    This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    (C’mon)
    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    Minister, Sinister, Banisters and Canisters,
    Bishops, Fishops, Rabbis, and Pop Eyes, Bye bye, Bye byes
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    (Let me tell you now)
    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    Revolution, Evolution, Masturbation, Flagellation, Regulation,
    Integrations, mediations, United Nations, congratulations
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    Ev’rybody’s talkin’ ’bout
    John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,
    Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,
    Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna
    Hare Hare Krishna
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance

    • Jamm3r

      -Give Peace A Chance-  by John Lennon while he and yoko in the bed of their honeymoon?

      • marionics

        The song was written during Lennon’s ‘Bed-In’ honeymoon: when asked by a reporter what he was trying to achieve by staying in bed, Lennon answered spontaneously “All we are saying is give peace a chance”; He sang the song several times during the Bed-In. Finally, on 1 June 1969, in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, André Perry recorded it using a simple setup of four microphones and a four-track tape recorder rented from a local recording studio.[1] The recording session was attended by dozens of journalists and various celebrities, including Timothy Leary, Rabbi Abraham Feinberg, Joseph Schwartz, Allan Rock, Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Petula Clark, Dick Gregory,Allen Ginsberg, Murray the K and Derek Taylor, many of whom are mentioned in the lyrics. Lennon played acoustic guitar and was joined by Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers, also on acoustic guitar.

      • marionics

        On 10th July 2008, Christie’s auction house in London sold John Lennon’s hand-penned lyrics to “Give Peace a Chance” for £421,250 ($834,000). Lennon had written the lyrics during the eight-day Bed-in and gave the sheet to 16-year-old Gail Renard who had sneaked into the Queen Elizabeth Hotel with a friend. The teenagers became friendly with Lennon and Yoko and the Beatle gave her several mementoes, including the lyrics, telling her: “One day they will be worth something.” Renard is now a comedy writer and presenter.

      • Kantong Mechanic

        “Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton
        Talking in our beds for a week
        The newspapers said, say what you doing in bed?
        I said, were only trying to get us some peace”

        –Ballad of John and Yoko.

    • VindictivePanot

      Sa silong ni kaka may taong nakadapa
      Kaya pala nakadapa naninilip ng palaka
      Palakang may buhok ngipin ay nakalubog
      Ang kulay nito’y itim hindi naman sunog

  • dongvee

    Hindi lang si Sereno ang first lady appointed as CJ ng ating Supreme Court. As far as I know, siya rin ang first Chief Justice na binigyan ng marching order ng isang presidente. Parang subaltern na sinabihang ito ang gagawin mo ha, ito hindi dapat, ito, ito dapat.Si presidente Pnoy galing be sa Mount Sinai? The appointed CJ ought to be mature enough to know what she is up to. Hindi siya bata na dapat pagsabihan kung ano-ano dapat gawin. Siya na nga ang Chief Justice. A “marching order” from the president somewhat demeans the institution the CJ heads.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZLQDOCVLFWBSKIEDUZ2H2WWHY Hot

      Just want to react further.  I thought the SC is a co-equal branch of the Philippine government.  Isn’t it odd that a leader of a co-equal branch is giving marching orders to a leader of a co-equal branch? Unless, the President thinks the Executive branch he is heading IS above all the other branches of government. All the more that we, the Filipino people should be very vigilant.

  • w33k3nd3r

    I’d give her the chance simply because she deserves it–not because the corrupt and twisted CBCP said so. Inquirer, would you mind? These people shouldn’t be meddling in politics and should just go on providing spiritual service to their flock. Also, CBCP, why don’t you give  information,  for people who no longer want to be under your religion, on how they can resign or have themselves excommunicated? I don’t want to be associated with religious heads who’re sociopaths and hypocrites like you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      i can give the simple guideline for you, simply don’t go to church, if indeed you’re a catholic and let luci take care of you. Certainly, an ingrate is not a big loss to the catholic church….

      • reddfrog

         Ingrate? Kailan ba kami nagkaroon ng utang na loob sa simbahang Katoliko? What have they done for us except participate in corruption, coddling of criminals and molesting our children? In other countries they would have been lynched. Kami pa ang “ingrate”?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        are you sure you’re catholic? if you’re not, then you’re exempt. But if you call yourself catholic and yet continue lambasting your OWN church, then you are an ingrate….

  • ramelatilano

    puro kayo dada… ha ha ha… oo nga naman… kaya wlang asenso ang pilipinas eh hindi nag kakaisa..hindi pa nga naka upo ang tao  puro na talak… makinig muna kayo…eh kayo nga dyan sa posisyon nyo eh wla naman kayong nagagawa..doon na lang kaya kayo magpalipat sa jolo kapalit ni bishop jamuad para may silbi kayo…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZLQDOCVLFWBSKIEDUZ2H2WWHY Hot

    I thought the SC is a co-equal branch in the  hierarchy of the Philippine government.  Isn’t it odd that a leader of a co-equal branch is giving marching orders to a leader of another co-equal branch? Unless, the President thinks the Executive branch he is heading IS above all the other branches of government. All the more that we, the Filipino people should be very vigilant.

    • hanna sanchez

       Co-equal means independent. Don’t forget that the office of the president is the highest position of the republic. It is the office of the president who appoint the chief justice. They are only co-equal in independence but in position, the president is higher.

      • dongvee

         The president’s position is higher pala kaya para na lang bata si sereno pinagsabihan ni presidente “O ito dapat mo gawin ha. O ito hindi dapat. O yan puede yan.” Parang masyadong mababa ang pagtingin ni president Pnoy sa institution ng supreme court. Kung sabagay, kung titingnan nga natin paano ito binaboy kamakailan lang para daw sa layong maging “tuwid” ito, lagamak na nga ang pagkababa sa katayuan ng ating Supreme Court. Pero para kay mamayang juan, malamang may karagdagan P5B to P10B pwerhesyo na naman yata sa puno’t dulo nitong pagpatuwid daw sa supreme court. At saka dapat natin maigi tingnan sa darating na mga araw kung sino ngang interests ang mas pinagbigyang halaga sa korte nitong bago nating CJ. Kung mangyari tayo ay masyado pa ring mauto-uto. baka mas malaki pa sa P10B ang mawawala sa atin para mapunta lang sa kontrol ng iilang favored few.

    • Malik62

       BS Aquino x3 has no full consciousness or understanding about the 3 co-equal branches of government.  He thinks he is god who can do whatever he wants.

  • Hfxwst

    I do not think I have ever read a more inappropriate comment from a church leader – any faith.  Cruz is upset because the Justice is female – and jealousy is particularly ugly when shown by a has been Priest!

    Philippine Daily Inquirer –  what are the other Leaders of Religious Faiths in the Philippines commenting? 

  • Cerise David

    Kakatuwa naman itong mga writers ng Inquirer.  They took what was the only (‘guarded’) positive statement by the bishops and turned it into a headline.  Hindi ba dapat ang headline nito eh “Bishops suspicious of Sereno’s fidelity”?

    Masyado nang halata ang bias, kakahiya na.  Nasa byline pa naman ang mga pangalan nyo.

  • gregory robinson

    I see the Catholic church just can’t keep its  nose out of politics, where it doesn’t belong. No doubt, all their comments will be to intimidate the new CJ.

    • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

      I beg your pardon, sir, but Retired Archbishop Cruz is not the Catholic Church.
      And when he urge everyone to “Give Sereno a chance”, he’s being political.
      Just like in a beauty pageant where one would answer:  “Give peace a chance”…
      Hahahaha!

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>Did Ms Sereno already signed a waiver opening of her bank accounts for scrutiny and allowing to release her SALN to the public thru media? 

    >>>Maybe not. PERO KUNG HANDA NIYA PATUNAYAN NA MAGIGING TAPAT SIYA SA BAYAN, SA LALONG MADALING PANAHON DAPAT GAWIN NIYA ANG GINAWA NG IBANG MAHISTRADO AT SENADOR ESCUDERO. >>>AMININ AT IPALIWANAG DIN NIYA KUNG ALIN-ALIN AT KUNG ANU-ANO ANG MGA KATUNGKULAN NIYA SA MGA PRIBADONG ESTABISAMENTO O KUMPANYA O CORPORATE  WHATEVER  SHE STILL INVOLVED AND HAS AN INFLUENCE IN ANY MATTER. show more

  • Malik62

    Indeed give her a chance for sooner than later she will mess-up and show her true character–a bi-polar.

  • RosalySia

    Quoting the ADL First Amendment Primer -  Americans are among the most religious people in the world. Yet the government plays almost no role in promoting, endorsing or FUNDING religious institutions or religious beliefs be it in donations, direct or indirect contributions.

    For whom really is the constitutional mandate separating the state from the church in this country if the dominant religious sects dominates the political structure and landscape of the sitting and future administration while political favors and goodwill are expected in return?

    Does the government has to the right to sue the church in direct violation of the constitution pertaining to this passage or vise versa?

  • maximus_meridius

    Chief Justice Sereno?  Pwee!  Sa itsura pa lang mukhang tutang tuta na ni Abnoy.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2X4UHVKRGZL4PDHOWZEFCGGU2A Distant

      dre bilib naman ako sa iyo.  sobra kang bitter.  anu ba ginawa sa iyo nung tao at galit na galit ka.  anu ba hitsura ni Chief Justice Sereno at nasabi mong tuta? 

      • maximus_meridius

        Mukha syang “Spaniel” breed okay?

    • Morskie52

      Another crab on the loose.

    • bakitkailangan

       Kung ikaw ang nasa posisyon ni P’noy, kukuha ka ba ng kalaban mo? Kaibigan, politika ang pinaguusapan, kesyo mali o tama, hindi ka kukuha ng bato na ipupukpok mo sa iyong ulo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        di naman siguro dapat kalaban kunin, wag lang TUTA……yon bang sigurado ang taong bayan na indepediente at di PUPPET ng Malacanang…..

        at sa pagpili ng isang CJ, di naman siguro dapat na politika ang considerasyon, the sc is supposed to be an independent apolitical branch of govt……

  • archangel uriel

    malas lang ni justice carpio, nagkataun kasi na ang nag-appoint sa kanya ay si gma ….. naging questionable ang loyalty … sorry na lang kayo …. idolo kasi ni pnoy si mom cory kaya puro ladies ang pinipili …. dagdag pa nito … ang spiritual advisers ni pnoy eh ..  carmellite sisters and pink sisters ….. so far so good naman …. like leila delima and conchita carpio ….. kaya lusot si lourdes sereno ….. tama lang ang decision ni sereno sa hacienda luisita … fair pay lang para sa mga cojuangcos …pinaghirapan nila ang hacienda luisita ..dapat lang na macompensate sila ng tama… di tulad ng decison ni corona sa hacienda luisita …. may halong vendetta …… ito namang bishop cruz .. namumulitika kay sereno sa rh bill …. nagbe-brain wash na ….. wala naman masama sa rh bill kung maapprove  ito …..  kaya nga binigyan tayo ng DIYOS  ng Freewill … gamitin lang po natin ito sa tamang paraan …

    • http://www.facebook.com/muniknay German Mercado

       ok  sana   ang   comment mo   except  sa HLI  kasi  yung  sinasabi  mo  napinaghirapan  ng mga  cojuangco  ang  Luisita  is  off mark ,  try  to  read  or  revisit   paano  nila  ito  na  acquire  at  pano  nila  dapat noon  pa   isinoli  sa mga  tao  baka  magbago    pananaw  mo.    its  a  decision  long  overdue  at  nag try  pa  nga  sila  na  baluktutin  ang  CARP  thru stock option  scheme  na  dineklara  na  illegal  ng supreme  court , yung  price  na  hinihingi  ng  mga  cojuangco   is  way  beyond   the  capabiliy  ng  mga  farmers  at  kung tutuusin  ilang  doble  na  nilang  nakuha  yun   sa exploitative  manner  na ginawa  nila  sa mga  magsasaka

  • John Sulayman

    Give the RH Bill a chance, and we will give Sereno a chance. Just like how inquirer puts it: “…it’s only fair.”



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