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President Noy won’t go wrong with his new “little president,” Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, my Palace source said.

Almendras was featured in the front page of the Inquirer on Sunday as belonging to the President’s “innermost circle of classmates, schoolmates and buddies from Ateneo de Manila University.”

The former energy secretary is one of the trio in the President’s inner circle, including Bong Naguiat, chair of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and Romy Mercado, whose family used to own Red Ribbon Bakeshop.

(The Inquirer article failed to mention another of President Noy’s closest friends, although he’s out of the limelight now: retired police Lt. Gen. Ernesto Diokno, former director of the Bureau of Corrections.)

According to my Palace source, Almendras is very protective of the President—“in fact, overly protective”—and probably asked to be assigned in Malacañang so he could be close to Mr. Aquino and advise him of his every move.

“With Almendras, Naguiat and Mercado advising him on what to do, the President can’t go wrong,” said my Palace spy.

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Mr. Aquino is bullheaded and usually doesn’t listen to advice from his Cabinet members, but he listens to Almendras, Naguiat and Mercado, said the Palace birdie.

“Why? Because he knows that they’re only interested in his welfare,” my source said.

Another Palace insider confirmed what my first source said about

Almendras.

*   *   *

So what happens to Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa whose functions have been turned over to Almendras?

“Nahihiya lang na paalisin ni P-Noy si [Executive Secretary Jojo] Ochoa dahil sa kanyang bayaw (P-Noy is uncomfortable telling Ochoa to resign because of his brother-in-law),” said the second Palace insider.

Ochoa’s brother-in-law, Jose Acuzar, a construction magnate, was one of the President’s biggest financiers in the 2010 elections.

Ochoa has been performing below par as primus inter pares (first among equals) among Cabinet members because he always comes to the office late, according to Malacañang insiders.

It’s not in the President’s character, said the second source, to embarrass a subordinate by telling him to resign.

Another proof of the President’s unwillingness to axe subordinates is Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje.

“The President, in a fit of anger, once told Malacañang officials that Paje was corrupt,” said the source.

If Paje reads this, he knows how the President feels about him.

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Speaking of Paje, why has he not made public statements about the dumping of hazardous wastes on Subic Bay by US Navy ships?

As secretary of the environment and natural resources, it’s Paje’s job to

protect our seas, rivers and air from pollution.

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Gina Lopez’s Bantay Kalikasan, under ABS-CBN Foundation, cut down at

least 44 gmelina trees in sitio Cabar, Bgy. Aribungos, Brooke’s Point, Palawan province.

The foundation plans to set up a resort in the area.

It didn’t have any permit from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cut down the trees.

Bantay kalikasan (guardian of the environment) or patay kalikasan (killer of the environment)?

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  • Hunter421

    This article is libelous. It was not the US Navy ships dumping waste in Subic Bay but allegedly by a contractor. Better fix this and check the facts in the future.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

       US contractor have the same laibility as the contracting party. The liability does not stop with the contractor. Ikaw kung binigyan ka ng pera para patayiin ang tao, abswelto ka sa murder?

      • Hunter421

        There’s a big difference between paying to have someone murdered and paying to have waste properly disposed of. Perhaps you should rethink your analogy. By the way, the contractor who dumped the waste in Subic is managed by a Filipino.

    • allandel

      by this apparent minor statement that you’d know tulfo does not research his pieces. who dumped the waste? ask mayuga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    I don’t know about Ochoa who’s reported to be a heavy drinker that’s why he comes to work late.  But Paje is untouchable because he’s being backed by INC.

  • bongarroyo

    seguradong si raymart at si claudine ang nagbigay ng mga impormasyong ito kay mon tulfo…

  • wilms1963

    INC kumilos naman kayo….ginagamit lang kayo ni paje  bilang proteksyon sa mga illegal nngya gawain..mag sagawa kayong sarili nyong imbestigasyun ..itiwalag nyo sya pag napatunayan nyong korap..

    • JaAb65

      or baka nman prehas silang nggagamitan?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

       Hindi Kaanib ng INC si Paje.  Mga kamag-anak lang niya.

  • expatparin ramos

     Doesnt

  • expatparin ramos

    Doesnt fire inefficient subordinate? You mean hindi inefficient si Diokno ng Bucor, Guttierez ng PDEA at Gonzalez ng OMB? Mukhang may tama ka na talaga Tulfo. Naalog ba utak mo sa banat ni Raymart at Claudine?

  • archerfan

    galit talaga si tulfing kay ochoa kasi di sya pinagbigyan sa mga hling nya on the side.  mukhang nagpapalakas kay almendras o nagbabakasakali.  baka makakuha ulit ng monthly allowance at libre psg bodyguard hahaha

  • Jimsban

    Yes si paje matagal nang inefficient. Its very obvious na takot ang presidente sa kanya. Di ba dapat daang matuwid and tayo ang boss. Mr. President bakit kayo natatakot alisin si Paje. Sir sana po ay blind folded po kayo sa pag grade ninyo ng test papers ninyo para pag mababa ang grade eh ibagsak ninyo para ang mga deserving lang ang matira para mag silbi sa ating bayan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    Mon, ulihe naman ka, recycle na ne sa malakañang. isa pa pero dile ne sa pagdepensa sa bantay kalikasan pero gamay ra ne nga isyu kay kanang gmelina is a planted species at nakakasama sa water source. Wala nakay laing nakit-an?

    • Alejandro Canda

      Wala talagang kalatoy latoy itong mga sinasabi ni mon tuplok. Mahiya ka na man sa sarili mo  pati babae pinapatolan mo. Paging Inquirer management sipain nyo ni si tulfo walang syang kakwenta kwentang columnista. 

  • Jimsban

    Matagal nang very poor performer si Paje eh napakalaking responsibility niya sa ating bayan. Bakit ba natatakot si President Pinoy sa kanya. Dapat takpan niya ang pangalan ng mga test papers na kino-correct niya para lahat ay pantay pantay para sa bayan. Para ma save niya ang mga natural resources natin. Sir sana ay di po ninyo mas mahal ang utang na loob ninyo kaysa ating natural resources.  

    • JaAb65

      sbi kasi sa mga reports mlakas daw hatak niyang si paje sa isang influential at malaking religious group na klala sa pag block voting. at kung poor performance lng ang paguusapan, mrami kang pwedeng tignan, gya ng mga patong-ptong na unresolved problems ntin sa illegal logging, illegal mining, at ngayon, yung waste dump sa subic na gawa ng repeated offender na may kaso ng nkabinbin sa DENR. na kung ngawan lng ng paraan yun eh di sana naulit ang subic waste dumping na yan.

      • allandel

        si gatdula ba member ng group na ito? does the group have have monopoly on corruption?

      • JaAb65

        grupo ng ano? ng mga inc-backed gov’t officials? oo naman. new era school of law pa ang tumulong sa kanya non dun sa kidnapping case niya. hanep di ba.

  • randyaltarejos

    Now, Mr. tulfo is naming names. Before, the readers would always be taken for a joy ride first before finally identifying the real people who are the subjects of his criticisms. It seems the wind is changing.

  • randyaltarejos

    Perhaps, there seems to be a reshuffle of the cabinet. And those who are the present subject of criticisms and low performers should now tender their resignation rather than wait for the Sword of Damocles to fall on their heads.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Mabuhay ang KKK. Kasukamsukam na mga Kabarkada at Kaklase.

    • boypalaban

       Kasuklamsuklam

    • Alejandro Canda

      ALBIN : Outside the kulambo ka lang sa Pnoy admin kaya kayo putak ng putak. ikaw ang kasukam sukam palibhasa tauhan ka ni GMA.

  • kmario

    I’m not siding with Pnoy, but Mr. Tulfo, you have no idea how to run the government. You have no slightest idea how to carry the burden of being an elected official. It’s easy to criticize when you are sitting outside and at the sides.

  • magcalasL

    Mon bakit sa column mo parati na lang sinasabi mo “according to my source” parang panay tsismis na lang yata ang pinagsusulat mo dito. Dapat yata dun ka sa entertainment section sumulat hindi sa opinion. Paging Mr. Publisher, pwede ba pakisbak na si Mr. Tulfo, nakaka irita na ang mga pinagsusulat. nawawalan tuloy ng credibility ang Inquirer.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

      sabi nga ni deo macalma ng dzrh “ayon sa aking bubwit”

    • Alejandro Canda

      Nabubuhay kasi sa chismis itong lintek na Mon Tulfo. Dahil malayo sya sa Malacaniang panay paninira sya laban kay P-noy. Tingnan mo nung panahon ni GMA wala syang sinasabing masama nung nagkabutihan pa sila ni FG, ngunit nung nagkalamat ang friendship nila panay tuligsa na naman siya laban kay FG at GMA. Akala cguro nya mga bobo lahat ang mga tao.

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon – DENR is now the new terror of building permits aside from the usual city hall super red tapes. DENR is supposed to operate outside of urban centers and cities and yet any construction now requires DENR permit which charged higher than the city from out of the blue.

  • disqusted0fu

    that explains why you can see and hear stupidity in almost every decision and/or speech by the president, because he doesnt listen to his advisers.

    anyway, if the president does not fire insufficient subordinates, can we, the Filipino people, as the “bosses”, fire them instead? including an inefficient president???

    • Barak_O

      you can fire an inefficient president anytime

      all you need to do is send him an email with the subject “fired”

      then you write your your name, address, and signature on the body

      easy

      hope this helps

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AWELSSZXCAKCW74RTYLBF5V524 anthony dindo

    There’s a grain of truth when the Pres uttered  that Paje is corrupt…

    • allandel

      if the prez himself makes that comment about you, either you commit seppuku or resign from your post, post-haste! if you did not, you must be the densest person in the world. by the way, i thought the post of denr secretary was vacant becuase there wasn’t any news about his programs for the department.

      • symonwho

         If you know a subordinate is corrupt, you should fire him asap and not wait for a letter of resignation. More so if direct report sa iyo.
        Else you condone corruption and people will think you are a party to dubious deals.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    Aquino doesn’t fire inefficient subordinates
    He kicks them up

    • Magsasaka

       meaning?he promotes them?

    • kismaytami

      Kicks them up the ladder of the organization.

  • alex_diaz2014

    Same with PDI for allowing this senseless and partisan column to use its precious space!

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

      why worry, we have many yellow columnists like de quiros, david, bello, etc etc who can easily counter at 1:10 ratio….. 

  • дисидент Руссо

    mabuti nga wala na si almendras sa DOE… lalung tumataas ang bayad sa kuryente ng panahon niya laging pumapabor sa sa mga pribadong institusyun.  

    • kismaytami

      At mas lalo pa yang tataas, may bagong secretary eh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    how could he?

  • $3741640

    Pinoy does not embarassed his close circle of classmates in Malacanang….but he
    embarassed goverment agencies, who implement his program. So dont invite pinoy to your agencies activities or celebration.

  • JJF724

    Interest rate is record low thanks to PNOY administration…  Philippines is savings billions on interest alone…  GOCC debt has been reduced significantly and performing very well in terms of services…  Projects finishing earlier and savings as well…  Executives are team players…  look what happening now in Philippines as nations?  The best progress ever…  Thanks to PNOY’s leadership.

    • kismaytami

      Projects finishing earlier???

      Yung Daang-Hari SLEX Connector road, ayun sitting duck, 1+ year nang nakatiwangwang.

      Yung Cavitex naman, nag-ribbon cutting na, pero hanggang ngayon sobrang trapik pa rin, under construction pa rin kasi.

      Yung North Rail, iniscrap, so bayad si Juan Dela Cruz ng utang sa mga tsekwa sa, hindi naman natapos na proyekto.

      I don’t know of any project coming from this administration, kung meron man.

    • Francis81

      Inutusan ni Abad ang mga government agencies na magkaroon ng malaking savings kasi gagamiting yung perang yun sa pandaraya sa 2013 elections.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

    mabuhay ang KKK!!! long live tuwad na daan!!!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

      naka-tuwad na daan…buti kung babae nakatuwad heheheh

      • JaAb65

        LOL

  • conradoibarra

    It’s really curious how Paje’s been able to keep his post, if there is really weight on Mr. Tulfo’s sources, that Paje’s credibility and corruption has indeed reached PNoy and even stating how he feels about him.

    But Tulfo doesn’t need sources with regards to Paje, all he needs is just to dig up what’s in the news regarding the accusations thrown his way. 

    Paje’s been in the center of a lot of controversies lately, from his failure to curb, as well as his involvement in, illegal logging operations to his assignment of relatives to unsanctioned positions in his department, to the anomalous approval of mining permits. This begs the question on who really is backing Paje up, that even the president can’t kick him out and leave him out to dry.

  • BacolodBoy

    Gina Lopez a fake environmentalist!!!!

    • symonwho

       Ok ka BacolodBoy. Until today Bangkal-West Tower is still swimming in gasoline caused by FPIC leak, a Lopez group company. Focus dapat doon sa Bangkal kasi sila nag-cause nun. Pakitang tao lang na concern sa environment.

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

    Nandito lahat ng tsismoso sa column na to. No surprise kasi yung nagsulat, ang dakilang tsismoso himself.

    • observer1356

       oisst, Darwin!  maghanap ka rin ng mga spy mo, ako meron na – para masaya dito sa column ng tsismoso.. hehe

  • UrHONOR

    ALMENDRAS, atenyo.  Naguiat, atenyo.  Abad, atenyo. 5 feat, atenyo. MVP, atenyo. Corona, atenyo.  Arroyo,  atenyo.  RHbill, atenyo.  Estrada, atenyo. Chito, atenyo.  Aquino, atenyo.  Aba, at tila sinuswerte ngayon ang atenyo, ano po.  Panahon ni Makoy, halos lahat yupi naman.  Kailan kaya ang eskwelahan ko magiging sikat din–Samson Tech?

    • observer1356

      Samson Tech? Ah, wala! Asa ka pa? (joke lang) Hehehe

      Ang kasunod yong mga galing sa:  SWI Tech .. At pagkatapos nyan, yong mga galing naman sa:  BULA Tech…

      Sabi rin ng spy ko, parang dyan sa SWI yata nanggaling itong sumulat nitong article na ito.. at doon sa pangalawa sya nagtapos ng Masters… Pero pinabulaan ito ng 2nd spy ko, baligtad daw yong sinabi ni spy #1 – Sa BULA daw nag-BS, at sa SWI nag-Masters itong columnist… tsk tsk tsk

      • UrHONOR

        HARVARDIAN Colleges, ‘bay, wa ka-igo?

      • observer1356

        wa na ‘bay! :-D

  • nakatutok

    of course he will not fire inefficient subordinates…baka balikan siya ng “..HOY TINGNAN MO MUNA SARILI MO SIMEON KUNG EFFICIENT KA BA”?????

  • Cal_Reznick

    This is how the Philippine President works. Inefficiency is accepted and inefficient people don’t get fired…”It’s more fun in the Philippines” indeed!!!

    I’d like to get a job where if i decide to take a couple days off to sleep in that i still won’t get fired. 

  • JaAb65

    si mon tulfo na nakapuna dito kay paje, ano pa kyang inaantay ni pnoy? dapat na talagang sibakin yang si paje. malinaw na may lack of confidence na sa part ni pnoy. ano pang mapapala natin dyan kay paje maliban sa korapsyon at santambak na problema sa illegal logging at illegal mining?

  • Oliver Vicente

    I don’t think Paje will be resigning any time soon, makapal mukha nun eh!  The president should just relieve him of his position and give it to someone willing to protect our environment.

  • kismaytami

    That’s why I don’t look at this so called “president” as leader of this country. Walang leadership, hindi marunong dumisiplina ng sarili niyang tao.

  • DOUANE

    Paje has to go, dahil wala ng pakinabang ang palasyo sa kanya. P-Noy has practically given Paje’s job to Sec. de Lima and the other members of the two fact-finding committees from the DOJ, DILG and DENR to pursue illegal loggers and illegal miners. What’s left for him to do at the DENR?

    • Francis81

       Malalaman na lang ni Paje yan sa media tulad nung nangyari kay Bartolome sa PNP.  Media hungry kasi tong PWeenoy na to.

      • DOUANE

        Alam na niya ‘to. Sadyang balat-kalabaw nalang yan si Paje, hindi na bibitiw sa pwesto dahil maganda ang “incentives” niya sa DENR. ‘Di na ko magtataka kung bakit ang dami pa ding illegal loggers at illegal miners. Protektado kasi.

  • Jose Manuel Cruz

    Wala na atang magandang nasasabi tungkol kay Paje, pero parang immune pa rin si PNoy sa mga isyu tungkol sa kanya. Baka naman napipilitan lang na pagbigyan, pero kung ganun, pano na ang daang matuwid? Di naman siguro malaking kawalan kay PNoy kung pakawalan na lang nya si Paje, siguro nga, mas makakabuti pa sa imahe ng administrasyon nya, lalo na kung gawing ehemplo kung ano ang kayang gawin ng administrasyon sa mga korup na opisyal.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6JXTNFEG4PZDX2Y3UPW5XDFWUM Philip

    Almendras, Naguiat and Mercado are the best advisers President PNoy could ever have and we should all expect that they will also make the president realize and separate the good from the bad, the workers from the non performers, the corrupt from the honest and…DENR Sec. Paje from the rest of the cabinet. Its time for Paje to go. The Three advisers know this and the cabinet members would agree to this. The odd man out, Paje should have the decency to resign. The more time Paje spends with DENR, the more our environment suffers. 

  • boybakal

    Aquino doesn’t fire inefficient subordinates….

    If Aquino cannot fire inefficient subordinates much more the efficient subordinates but corrupt.

  • mrbano

    YARI KA PAJE. SI MON TULFO NA BUMABANAT SAYO HALA KA!

  • sopingac

    Talking about firing ineffecient cabinet or government officials, the current President should be the first one to go. He’s just a puppet and could even hardly make statements without the benefit of a teleprompter. Even the slightest attack on Gloria would need to be prepared.

  • arao_liwanag

    He himself is ineffecient or worse.

  • malanday

    I agree with you, Mr tulfo, with your observation, why Mr Paje is so quiet despite the fact that it is his primary responsibility to protect our natural resources and environment. Nasaan na ang daan matuwid kung ang isang dayuhang compania ay walang respeto and takot na gawing isang kubeta ang bansang Pilipinas. Dapat panagutin si Mr Paje dahil sa kanyang kapabayaan.

  • DavidBanez

    Barking at the wrong tree?!!
    You all bloggeres here, you must understand na hindi nagbabasa si PNoy sa kolum na ito ni Tulfo;  at tiyak hindi in ito nakakaating sa kanya at kay Ochoa at saka  kay Paje. kaya wa epek ang mga komento nyo.

    Pero agree ako sa inyo lahat at sa sinulat in Tulfo sa araw na ito.

    • boyod

      pero brod kahit si Pinoy, Paje, Ochoa at iba pang mga alipores ng kolum ni Tulfo, ika nga, “WALLS HAVE EARS, EVEN THE WHISPER OF THE WIND CAN BE HEARD, nakarating sa kanila yan pero nag tanga-tangahan lang kasi tanga naman jtalaga 

  • DavidBanez

    Kaya ang mang yayari, bago maalis sina Almendras, Paje, Ochoa at Naguiat sa bakuran ng Malacanang, ay mauuna munang maalis si Tulfo sa bakuran PDI. -Dahil mas marami siyang negative reviews.
    Pusta ko Peso Manalo barko!! ito’y mangyayari. at kasunod si Tiglao, at si Doronilla -dahil ayaw ng Palasyo na merong manunulat na tumutuligsa sa Tuwad na Daan.

  • AmpJr

    There’s always somebody na corrupt sa cabinet ng Presidente…Dapat na alisin ang corrupt dahil nakakasira sa palakad ng Presidente..Kung si Paje ay corrupt alisin….in the case of Doronilla alam naman ng lahat na nakadikit ang nguso kay GMA…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

       don’t forget tiglao :)

    • JaAb65

      dito mpapatunayan ni pnoy kung tlagang tuwid na daan ang tinatahak ng gobyerno niya.

  • m1600

    eh ganoon pala ayaw paalisin eh di si Simeon na lang ang MAg SWELDO sa mga tinamaan ng kulugo na yan wag pera na galing sa BULSA na min na mga TAX PAYER hayyyy buhay sa pilipinas bweset.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

       hehehe highest official of the land, the president receives only 50K a month or so. mas mataas pa sweldo ko dyan. mababa lang talaga sweldo ng government official. ang malaking pera dyan is kickbacks, lagay, influence sa position na hawak mo.

  • http://twitter.com/fraud_invest Wei Koh

    to level up from 3rd world status – duty to public shall always surpass friendship. right pinoy?

  • juan_liwanag

    There is now something common between the President and PDI now – they both don’t want to fire useless elements.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

      i know what you mean, he he

    • Francis81

      Basta identified kay Gloria fired kaagad yan!  Basta KKKKKKs untouchable. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M2545T7BFYXBVTGSBHABLSECZ4 John

    Gina Lopez, yes the African saga, may also have a “special permit” from Paje. Their ineptness always results to mind-boggling activities. Gina’s Messianic complex is way up there that she believes she is a god from Olympus. Paje on the other hand, is so beholden to other gods that he will do whatever they say. Sadly though, Paje does not consider Pnoy a god that he needs to follow.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

       hehe, well said

  • virgo8888

    how can he fire them when he himself is the most inefficient?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PSCDRTK7ATJ6YW3BJS3BQ7QXQY Imelda

      Tumpak !….

  • maypakialamtayo

    kapag nabasa ni ochoa ‘to baka may delikadesa yung tao at mag-resign na!

  • Francis81

    Pano malalaman ni Pweenoy na inefficient sila e hindi nga siya nagpapakita sa opisina at walang kaalamalam kung ano na ang nangyayari sa gobyerno!

  • Cal_Reznick

    Well it can be said that the President himself is inefficient…in fact, while in Congress and Senate he was known to be inefficient with no accomplishments at his post. At least that’s what’s been said and has not been refuted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    GARBAGE IN IS GARBAGE OUT, IF YOU HAVE STARTED WRONG THEN THE RESULT IS ALSO WRONG.IF YOU ARE LAZY, THEN NATURE HAS IN YOU THE LAZINESS ATTITUDE. THIS IS SIMPLE LOGIC. OUR COMPUTER IS GOVERN BY LOGIC GATES.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Kayo ang BOSS ko!

  • $14334231

    now, why would an inefficient leader fire ineffecient followers???…..nothing is more fun than a blind leading another blind….or, is it?????……

  • jurbinsky77

    President Aquino knows more than Tulfo, when it comes to presidential prerogative, better be quiet. You were quiet when graft and corruption was prevalent. Now, graft and corruption is in your mind, in your imagination.

  • m1600

    Mon sabihin mo kay Simeon siya na lang ang mag pasahod kay ALMENDRAS wag nyang gamitin ang pera ng BAYAN . bULOK NA decision!

  • DOUANE

    If PNoy is indeed serious about his administration’s war on official corruption, then it’s about time for him to let go of Paje, who certainly is a curse on his Daang Matuwid program.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLD4OKCRPD4PLQOEWMYBRELWG4 Cola

    Mon, puwede mag research din kayo tungkol kay Virginia Torres sa LTO.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BS6SQKEXD32T4IJ6DUNNYV5MGQ Pepito

    P-noy is half serious to solve corruption in the government because he himself is a big obstacle to solve the problem. The fact that when his buddies are involved to corruption case or to any controvery, P-noy is all out to protect them just before any investigation is set to commence. He is just like any other president, “pag bata niya, protektado, pagkalaban niya, lagot ka.” Ang sabi mo, “kami ang boss mo” Ito ay tunay na pambobola mo sa amin. If we are your “boss”, you have to listen to the voice of your “boss”, not to people around you. Stop calling us your boss, you are the big boss. Its a big joke to call us your boss. Stop undermining our intellegince! Stop fooling us!  I admired you then, believing that you at least could deliver your promises to the masses, eradication or reduction of corruption in the government, employment, erasure or alleviation of poverty, improvement of peoples’ lives. But the way you steward the country, our expectation that you can emancipate people from poverty is wavering. You are gearing towards the direction of now where to go. You seem very busy yet you no accomplishment is in sight. You talk yet you lack action. Mr. President, heed and listen to us, your BOSS as you claimed. Treat your people fairly.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.azul.50 Andrew Azul

    asa, ka pa kay panot.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    just like inquirer, it doesn’t fire its inefficient journalists..uy dyok lang ha hihi

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ODLDBBLVPVJCOODC6Y4CKJTVA lex

    MON, wala kang pinag-iba kay BOY ABUNDA, shobiz na sho biz ang dating mo. Musta na nga pala yong MUKHA mong nasapak ni RAYMART, puede na ba ulit sapakin?

  • Your_King

    I was so filled with optimism when Aquino got into office but after almost 3 years its been a major let down. He now accepts inefficiency? So in other words if you suck at work you’d fit right-in in Malacanang. Is that where its comes to?

  • napali808

    I believe that Pnoy have a vision that he could change things and continue what Cory has started. Getting rid of corruption is so imbedded that it is a daunting task even for a president. To avoid this embarrassing issue regarding his appointee like paje, ochoa, etc he should carefully screen them and be upfront with them. He should explain to them what his expectation and the conditions and penalties if they fail. Zero tolerance for corruption should be imposed. Wala siyang utang na loob sa kanila. Sila ang may utang na loob for offering them a job in the cabinet. Paje, ochoa and the other rats should be vanished. Hopefully he stick with his plan. Time will tell what he is really made of. Steel or clay?

  • buttones

    If Aquino [aka as Simone] fired all his subordinates who really don’t have a clue, or more pointedly are completely clueless- what is left of the Executive?

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