Suarez says Aquino using big media firms to ‘demonize’ Arroyo

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Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

LUCENA CITY, Philippines—A close ally of Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday said major media networks have been serving as Malacañang’s “wrecking crew” against the former President.

“Major newspapers and major networks are the wrecking crew of the incumbent administration especially as the 2013 election is approaching,” House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez said in a phone interview Tuesday.

Suarez, however, did not name the media outfits he claimed have been playing a part in demonizing Arroyo.

Their objective, he said, is to depict Arroyo as “a really bad person.”

Suarez said Arroyo was not being given the chance to defend herself. “That’s the unfairness there,” he said.

Arroyo and Suarez are members of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats. Arroyo is currently detained at the Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City for a P366-million plunder case involving Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office funds.

During the campaign sortie of Team PNoy’s senatorial candidates in Catanauan, Quezon on Monday, President Aquino again harped on the alleged anomalies under the Arroyo administration.

Mr. Aquino described the life of the Filipino in the nine years under Arroyo as one of “desperation and hopelessness.”

Suarez, who often visits Arroyo at VMMC, said the former president is now in a “state of fear.”

“What lingers in her mind right now–and I can’t blame her–is fear,” Suarez said.

According to Suarez, Arroyo no longer wants to speak on any issue, fearful that the Aquino administration would again slap her with new criminal charges.

“Remember, she is still sick of not an ordinary illness, plus the result of being confined for a long time,” Suarez said.

Arroyo has undergone surgery on her spine for cervical spondylosis, a deterioration of the bones of the neck that causes a misalignment in the spine. An implant was placed on part of her neck to realign her spine but she continues to suffer neck and back pains, and has had difficulty swallowing food, according to doctors.

The courts have been throwing out cases against Arroyo one after another. On Jan. 17 the Supreme Court’s Third Division upheld the Office of the Ombudsman’s dismissal of a criminal complaint against Arroyo over the alleged misuse of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration funds during her term.

Last month, the Ombudsman also upheld the legality of the transfer of P530,382,445 from the OWWA Medicare Fund to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

The Ombudsman also did not find anything irregular in the transfer of $350,000 from the OWWA Capital Fund to labor attaches in the Middle East during the invasion and occupation of Iraq by the US-led coalition in 2003.

Arroyo once more scored a legal victory when the Manila Prosecutors Office ruled that she was not criminally liable for the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre that left 58 people, including 32 media workers, dead.

Suarez observed that Aquino’s damnation of his predecessor is now doing good for his sick ally.

“Slowly, the emotional attitude (of the people) to former President Arroyo is now transforming into a pity. That she’s not really [as] bad as [she is] being portrayed by her persistent critics,” he said.

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  • UrHONOR

    >>>Suarez says Aquino using big media firms to ‘demonize’ Arroyo<<<

    HINDI na naman kailangang tawagin pa ang demonyo ng "DEMONYO"!   Para mo na ding sinabi na yong manok ay chicken…o yong sorbetes ay ice cream.  At hindi na din kailangan i-demolish ang demolished na.  Para na ding sinabi mo na,  "kill the dead".  Talagang ang pagmamahal ng biik sa inahen ay hanggang libing at mahirap sukatin.  Ang pagmamahal ni $uarez kay PhPands ay tunay na walang kapantay!

    • doncleo

       tama ka UrHonor,hindi na kailangan i-demonize ang demonyo…she’sevil!!!

      • UrHONOR

        OO nga, kabayan….pero paminsan-minsan ay na-gui-guiltihan din naman ako sa pagbanggit ko ng ganyang kaisipan. Na-gui-guilty ako dahil parang nagiging UNFAIR ako sa demonyo sa paghamabing ko sa kanya kay PhPands!  Napapag-isip ko na marahil ay tinititigan ako ng demonyo at pinagsasabihan ako ng, ” HOY, TNL kang poster…. totoong masama nga ako….. at ina-amin ko yan….pero maawa ka naman ng kahit na kaunti sa akin dahil…..HINDI naman ako GANYAN KASAMA, noh!”

      • Observer_din

        lagot ka, madami magagalit sa u na mga A(DO)RROVO posters dito. hehehee

      • UrHONOR

        HINDI na nga bale kung magalit SILA sa akin….huwag lang ang TNL na demonyo ang mag-tampo sa akin.  Ops, mali…..pareho na nga din pala yon…..tambalan nga pala sila at walang pagkaka-iba!

    • otire

      pre!  ganon din sa mga nag mamahal na nabiyayaan nang tira-tira. ang dami oh! tingnan mo… 

      • UrHONOR

        OO nga…at galit-na-galit ang mga ugat sa leeg sa mga pagbabagong nangyayari sa kapaligiran dahil mawawalan na ng mga kasunod yong tira-tira!

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    ituro mo na kasi si mike

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Q63DUTCNJJKCYNURT4A4C6QZJM marco

    the ONLY possible course of action left is to USE the MEDIA..Aquino knew for a fact that he CAN’T place the former president behind bars since ALL issues thrown out to her are all WEAK CASES

    Sorry Mr. President…better work hard so you can help every Filipino rather than playing dirty harry

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      KOREKTO!

    • Observer_din

      cant place the former president behind bars?
      asan ba si GLORIA A(DO)RROVO ngayon? hahahahah

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

    no need for any media to demonize arroyo. she herself is the epitome of “demon” har har har besides, she’s an expert at demonizing people she doesnt like bwa hahahahaha

  • Pitbulldog

    P-noy, the time of recokning is near.  Di naman lahat ng pagkakataon nasa sa iyo.  Makakarma ka rin tulad ng karama na dirnaranas mo from time to time.  Iyong medyo hinay hinay na karma yan.  Tulad ng utay utay na pagkalagas ng buhok mo, paglalim ng wrinkles sa magkabilang bahagi ng bunganga mo dahil sa kangingisi mo nang wala sa lugar.  Ogag…. 

    • j1u2a3n

      Hindi ba si Arroyo ang nakakarma ngayon? Ano bang atraso ni PNoy sa bayan? Nagpasasa ba s’ya sa kaban ng bayan tulad ng idolo mong nakakulong?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

        Bagong recover ka ba sa coma at hindi mo alam pano sya namamahala sa loob ng 3 taon?

      • leomar101

        Pre talagang nasa coma sila lahat at nasa make -believed ang estado ng brain nila.

      • Observer_din

        owws pano ba namahala si PNOY? yung umangat ang economy? yung nagkaroon ng kumpiyansa ang ibang bansa sa pilipinas?
        eh si Arroyo? pano ba sya namahala sa almost 10yrs niya? yung nag no.1 ang pilipinas bilang pinaka-corrupt na bansa sa buong mundo?
        Hindi ninyo alam ang mga bagay na yan?? hahahaha

      • j1u2a3n

        Alam mo bang iba na presidente natin? Baka iniisip mo si GMA pa rin.

      • leomar101

         Oo yang boang na presidente ngayon ay nagpapasasa rin kagaya ng sinabi mo  kay former Pres. Arroyo. Mas malaki nga lang ang kay boang budoy ngayon. Apetizer lang ito:  more than 30 milyon na sobra ng mga donation noon sa presidential campaign ay ibinulsa niya. Kaya after 10 months mula ng nakaupo siya sa pasig ang kanyang SALN ay lumobo ng 54 milyon from 15 milyon na saln niya bago mag election. Ang takip ng mga defenders niya ay kaya daw lumaki ang SALN niya dahil may minana day kay Cory. Mali pa rin dahil ang asset ni cory bago namatay ay 19 milyon lang. Divide by 4 siblings ay kulang pa rin. bwahahaha. magnanakaw rin yan. Now ngayon ulitin ko, mayroon siyang billions na para sa kanya bilang lider na batugan , ito ay hindi ina audit ng COA. Bwahahaha. again hindi raw kawatan. Eh kung  tumanggap siya ng pork, sweldo bilang congressman at senador na walang naipasang batas kahit isa, eh anong tawag doon? Batugan na somusweldo ng taxpayers without doing anything. bwahahaha . Tumbok ko ano pre.

      • Observer_din

        sus, samahan mo na si LOZANO, magsampa kayo ng impeachment mukhang matibay ang ebidensya mo, hehehee

      • leomar101

         Sira ulo nga ang idol mo, kahit saan ang bukang bibig ay si Arroyo. Ang pamamahala ng  Pilipinas at mga problema ay wala sa kanyang limited na utak. bwahahaha. tingnan mo  marami na ngang nangamatay  sa sabah ang  kaya ng utak niya at bibig ay si Arroyo pa rin. Anong tawag diyan? boang nga. bwahahaha.

      • Observer_din

        ayus na sa akin siraulo idol ko,wag lang kagaya ng IDOL mo na pandak na nga eh magnanakaw pa. bwahahahaahaha

      • j1u2a3n

        Ang haba ng sinabi mo pero lahat walang sense.

      • leomar101

         Ibig sabihin kagaya ka rin ng boang mong presidente na hindi nakakaintindi. Kung baga bulok ang utak. ang kaya lang niyang maisip ay mga street language at estudyante blues at 53. bwahahaha. boang nga.

    • Observer_din

      halatang gigil ka ke PNOY, pero wala ka magawa kasi halos walang naniniwala ke GLORIA. hahahaha

  • magsasakasanayon

    suarez is as mad as arroyo. no need to demonize her. she can do that all by herself.

  • 123pinoy_ako

    yan si Suarez, napakahirap ng probinsya nya pero sya napakayaman naman. yan ang dapat tuluran ng lahat ng kongresista!lol. Si Suarez talaga kahit puwet ni GMA hihimudin nyan. Ganyan si Suarez. Salbahe lang talga ang nakakakilala ng kapwa nya salbahe at makakaakap ng kapwa nya mandarambong. yan si suarez, swangit.lol.

  • weeshfulThinker

    taste of her own medicine…

  • j1u2a3n

    How do you demonize the devil?

    • Hunter421

      Took the words out of my mouth…

  • boshog

    If Arroyo is not bad then she must be good. Could you use the media as well to publicize the good she has done.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      it’s useless…. the bad always covers the good.

      • Observer_din

        means napakaliit ng good kaya di makita?

  • pipsirho

     Suarez, who often visits Arroyo at VMMC, said the former president is now in a “state of fear.”
    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should have been in a STATE OF FEAR during her RAPACIOUS REIGN as president. She should have FEARED ABUSING PUBLIC TRUST and KEPT AWAY from PLUNDERING FILIPINO TAX MONEY, but instead she WENT ON a SPREE of UNIMAGINABLE PROPORTION of PLUNDER, OUTDOING the DEVIL. Suarez, you were one of her RAH RAH BOYS during that REIGN, so PLEASE SHUT UP!!! Media MUST CONTINUE REMINDING US of her  DEVILTRY that our “Political Leaders(?)” DO NOT REPEAT such DEVILTRY of BETRAYING PUBLIC TRUST!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      “The courts have been throwing out cases against Arroyo one after another. ” – Baka may ebedensya ka dyan ay ilabas mo na.

      • pipsirho

        Ano sa tingin mo? TAMA ang PINAG-GAGAWA ni Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at Mike Arroyo NOONG PANAHON NILA? Katulad din ni Marcos, MAHIRAP PATUNAYAN! MALINIS DIN SIYA sa TINGIN MO???

        Ang MATALINO at TUSO TITIYAKIN NA MALINIS ANG PAGNANAKAW O PAGDARAMBONG!!! PULIDO ang TRABAHO!!!

        Fertilizer Scam, NFA Rice Importation, P500,000 sa Paper Bag para sa mga Congressmen noon sa Malacanang, PCSO Intelligence Funds, Hello Garci!, ZTE-NBN Deal, North Rail Project, Rice Smiggling, at marami pang iba! GAWA NG MGA TAO SA IBABA??? Sa “Command responsibility”, pananagutan din niya yun, kung hindi MAHINA SIYANG LEADER kaya puno ng CORRUPTION ang pamamahala niya.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

        Court Judge: Case against GMA et. al. dismissed due to lack of evidence.

      • Observer_din

        konti2 lang ang labas ng kaso, para abutin ng 50years sa kulungan ang idol mo, maski di mahatulan yan sulit na din kasi nakulong sya.. hehehehe

  • TreadLikely

    I hope whoever will be the next president won’t let this demon off the hook.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      si Pnoy ba tinutukoy mo? he he he.. Sensya na at pareho na kasi silang demonyo para sa akin e.

      • TreadLikely

        Common sense will dictate you that I’m taking about Arroyo.

  • brunogiordano

    “Suarez says Aquino using big media firms to ‘demonize’ Arroyo”

    Kung si SUAREZ lang ang umaangal, wala iyan!!!!!!

    Tulad lang iyan noong mga OBISPONG DAMASO kiyaw kiyaw ng kiyaw kiyaw kasinungaligan lang ang pinagsasabi.

    • Observer_din

      nagpapapansin lang yan,gustong pomorma para sa 2016, kasi ilalaban nila sa presidential derby si BONG “IDIOT” (ay indio pala) Revilla.

  • mavtan

    Haha nagpapatawa ang Suarez, matagal ng demonyo si Gloria pati asawa nya.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      “The courts have been throwing out cases against Arroyo one after another. ” – Baka may ebedensya ka dyan ay ilabas mo na.

      • Observer_din

        throwing cases? eh asan ba si Arroyo ngayon? bat nakakulong pa? ayus lang na itapon lahat ng kaso na isasampa sa kanya basta makulong siya ng matagal, maski mahina pa para sa inyo ang mga kaso basta himas-rehas sya marami nang masaya don.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

        basahin mo nga ulit ang post mo! he he he.. Buti pa ang dinakdakan may ‘utak’, ikaw wala!

      • Observer_din

        bakit di mo ba nabasa post ko? buti pa si arikutik at sugbuanon me utak ikaw maski gamunggo wala. hahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

    Aquino  keeps  blaming  the previous administration of  GMA..Aquino who is into his three years  of sitting as the President and into another three years  then he is finished … caput… finito….
    So I  do not understand  as to why  he keeps blaming the previous administration when  he is now the sitting president and as such  HE SHOULD  TACKLE  THE  WOES AND PROBLEMS OF THE  FILIPINOS  NOW. Past is Past and no matter what, IF EVER  IT IS TRUE that GMA  really did  commit Sins, ( WHICH,  AS WE KNOW NOW , CASES  WERE DISMISSED ONE AFTER ANOTHER   albeit  Aquino stated that  GMA still has  very few to answer…. kaya  abangan ang susunod na kabanata  and we will see  if these cases  will be thrown out for lack of  credible  evidences and witnesses )  
      People of the Philippines, can we not ask  this sitting President  to FOCUS,FOCUS  ,FOCUS   on the PRESENT  problems of the Filipino people, the  hunger, lack of jobs, poor  situation of the elementary and secondary public education; and  health issues  .etc…etc. INSTEAD  of  BLAME,BLAME,BLAME   the  HAS BEEN ADMINISTRATION ? Is this  really the DA-ANG MATUWID  or Just a VENGEANCE and for  AQUINO  showing  VINDICTIVENESS ? 
    People of the Philippines  … GO FIGURE  Aquino’s actions   !

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      Sobrang TRUE!

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      aquino vindictive? what for? Dapat di maputol ang pagbabalita ng mga kaaliwaswasan ng administrasyong arroyo para di na maulit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

        Parekoy…. hindi ba dapat  pag-butihin ni Aquino ang PROBLEMA sa Ngayon?
        Past is past and NO MATTER WHAT…. the PRESENT  PROBLEMS  of the Filipino people will NOT GO AWAY … like  so many that have no jobs, POVERTY; Health issues…is what AQUino  should FACE SQUARELY ?  If ever you have EVIDENCE and a FIRST HAND  KNOWLEDGE  WHY WON’T YOU VOLUNTEER TO BE A WITNESS  para matapos na ang  PURO BINTANG  na wala naman SO FAR KATOTOHANAN ?

      • kumilos_tayo

         Parekoy.. yes past is a past pero hindi pwedeng palampasin ang kasalanan nila sa Bayan kaya walang tigil ang admin natin sa past admin kasi baka biglang mawala na lang ang kaso at mauwi sa wala.. Second kailangan unahin ang malalaking isda para di pamarisan at magdalawang isip na ang mga gustong pang gumawa ng katiwalian sa bansa. Third parekoy ang kahirapan mahirap masolved kung nandyan ang mga taong sugapa sa POWER at magnanakaw sa bansa tulad nina GMA, ESTRADA, MARCOS, ENRILE, HONOSAN, VILLAR, SUAREZ, BINAY, at LEGARDA..

    • Observer_din

      ginagawa naman ni Pnoy ang trabaho nya, kaya nga maganda ang tingin sa atin ng mga foreign rating agencies, gumanda ang stock market. About ke Arroyo tama lang na ipaalala ng presidente yan para di nakakalimutan ng tao kung anong mga ginawa ni Arroyo sa almost 10yrs niya sa puwesto. Di ba malaking budget deficit natin ng umalis yan, tapos halos lahat ng transaksyon sa gobyerno nakakabit ang pangalan ng FG(FILTHY GREEDY) na si Mike A(DO)RROVO?

  • Pablo Juan

    “Remember, she is still sick of not an ordinary illness, plus the result of being confined for a long time,”.. what a liar.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      she should have been long dead. Her health is superb for the ordinary poor filipino.

      • leomar101

         Same to your idol. Dapat natuluyan na ang pag tatae niya sa Australia.Pero may araw rin yan, pasaan ba may hangganan rin ang lahat.bwahaha. ang mga heavy smokers ay namamatay sa kanser kaya antay lang ng kaunting panahon. yeeheeey.

      • Observer_din

        alam naman natin sir na puro arte lang niya yan, eh dati nang mandaraya yan si arroyo kaya lahat ng pagsisinungaling gagawin nyan para kaawaan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

    This is in response to the BLOGGER PIPSIRHO….. CASES AFTER CASES  WERE THROWN OUT  FOR LACK OF MERIT  , MEANS  THERE IS NO TRUTH   what Aquino  is  saying to the Filipino people.Yes there are few  cases remaining  but  WAIT and SEE, if ever there  is also  truthfulness of the accusations  UNLESS YOU HAVE A FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE  rather  than what the media  is portraying,, then can you just  zip your mouth….

  • Roose Bolton

    Suarez using PDI to canonize Arroyo!

  • EmmanuelGomez

    HEY!  what’s new?  every president does it.. heheheheh ..if he cant get over Gloria.. so be it.. just let the court decide.on the case .he isnt the court so ..good. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Based on inaccurate intelligence, Bush started two wars and almost brought the US economy down to bankruptcy; yet, when Obama assumed the US Presidency, he’d rather not waste his time pursuing the wrongdoings of his predecessor. Obama wanted the US to move forward under his administration, he knew that the Americans have suffered enough and nothing can be accomplished by calling Bush to answer for his past misdeeds.

    If our President will insist on spending his remaining term exhausting the resources of his agencies to prosecute a past President, many are beginning to doubt if this country can really move forward under his regime. 

    • Dy Pailad

      Many? How come Kampi doesn’t have a senate lineup?

      • Observer_din

        kasi sir yung “many” na yun sila lang na mga antiPNOY posters dito. :))

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        I do not yet consider myself as antiPNOY but speaking of antiPNOY posters here, we cannot say that they are “few”. 

        It is again a question of half-empty and half-full.

      • Observer_din

        few compared to those who supports PNOY. its full and you’re empty

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        In this country a senate lineup is not always necessary, politicians turn their coats overnight.

  • jus517

    this is the same lackey who foot the million dollar dinner, lest we forget. birds of the same feather flocks together, Suarez should likewise be demonized

  • XY ZEE

    Ipagdasal niya na ang susunod na Presidente ay di tutulad sa kanya at gisahin ang mga kalokohan niya at ng KKK niya.

    • Dy Pailad

      No one is preventing you to do that. If you have something, why not start now with those without immunity from suit?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GHRLDIOQBDNBI54IPJMWFP45A Johnny

    Madami opportunity na gawin na important sa dami ng problem. Wag na magsayang ng panahon si Aquino at hayaan na lang ang court.

    Sa tingin sobrang linis ng mga Aquino gaya ng gusto nila sabihin sa inyo? Noon pa man mamatay Pilipino at traidor ung mga yan.Wikipedia or google “MAKAPILI” and “Filipino collaborators with Imperial Japan” at “Benigno Aquino, Sr.”. Kaya pinagpapatay mga kapatid nating Muslim sa Sabah doon kasi sa reaksiyon ni Aquino na parang wala siya pakialam.

    • kumilos_tayo

       Non-sense Johnny.. Read this Johnny pinost ni Jaguarxkr
      AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo (The Philippine Star) |
      Updated March 10, 2013 – 12:00am You have to hand it to the Sultanate of
      Sulu for its masterful utilization of propaganda methods. Their
      unilateral declaration of a ceasefire, timed after UN Secretary-General
      Ban Ki-Moon called for a cessation of hostilities in Sabah, was a face
      saving devise to avert the humiliation of defeat by the vastly superior
      Malaysian armed forces.The casualties were rising in the Sultanate’s
      side and if a reliable source is to be believed — they’re running low on
      supplies in Sabah. Last Monday, March 4, my informer in the Sultan
      Jamalul Kiram camp told me that by Friday, March 7, the so-called Royal
      Army of the Sultanate of Sulu could run out of bullets. The so-called
      unilateral ceasefire called last Thursday, March 7, by the Kirams
      coincides with this development.By calling for a unilateral ceasefire,
      the Sultanate hopes to avoid humiliating defeat and if Malaysia bites —
      they’ll be elevated to the status of an equal, instead of criminals who
      invaded and terrorized a territory that had voted in 1963 to remain with
      Malaysia. No way would Malaysia bite at that declaration of a
      unilateral ceasefire. They had the terrorists encircled. They would want
      to teach these terrorists a lesson. As expected, Malaysia rejected the
      call to reciprocate the Sultanate’s unilateral declaration of a
      ceasefire and opted to press their offensive. Malaysia is determined to
      charge the Sultan and his followers in court and have them tried as
      criminals.The Kirams didn’t fool me for a moment. Ever since the Sabah
      shooting started, they were engaging in psywar (psychological warfare)
      and many of our media colleagues provided them with undeserved exposure.
      In the Iraq War, we laughed our heads off when we heard that Iraqi
      propaganda minister predict the annihilation of US-led forces. Over
      here, our media could not discern if they were facing a Baghdad Bob, as
      that Iraqi propaganda minister was fondly called, and bit hook, line and
      sinker the Sultanate’s propaganda lines.Last Wednesday, March 6, the
      truth finally emerged. The Filipinos in Sabah who were supposed to rally
      to the Sultan’s cause refused to be associated with the Sabah incident.
      They condemned it. They were more concerned with their livelihoods,
      lives and assets. The real situation on the ground must have dawned on
      the Kirams — they were running low on supplies, their casualties were
      rising and there were no reinforcements to be expected from the local
      Sabah Filipino population.The call for a ceasefire by UN
      Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon provided the Kirams with a face saving
      mechanism to call for a unilateral ceasefire. Throughout the crisis,
      they were proudly boasting of their willingness to die and that they’ll
      never surrender. In my book, that unilateral ceasefire was all about
      throwing in the towel after creating so many deaths, havoc and tension.
      If we had a narrow-minded president, we could have been dragged into a
      war with Malaysia.In declaring the unilateral ceasefire, Abraham
      Idjirani, Sultanate spokesman was quoted: “The achievement of the
      Sultanate of Sulu obtained over the last few days cannot compare to the
      value of lives lost since the March 1st massacre.” Do they mean that
      this did not occur to them when they planned this misadventure? And do
      you believe them?It’s amazing how many supposedly educated folks were
      taken for a ride by this Sabah misadventure. They were made to perceive
      the troublemakers as romantic Muslim warriors, believing the Kiram proud
      boast that they were willing to die for their cause, which is to
      reclaim Sabah from Malaysia. Nobody even wondered why this under-manned
      and under-gunned Royal Army was hoping to regain Sabah from Malaysia
      when we, with our armed forces, cannot and should not undertake that
      misadventure.Forget about all the presentation of documents, speeches
      and what not about our historical claim to Sabah. These documents
      further cluttered the confused minds of many — instead of enlightening
      them. When more light shines on a confused mind, the more confused it
      gets. That’s what happened to these charlatans and would-be instant
      Sabah experts who failed to see through the pattern of deception being
      weaved and the futility of reviving the Sabah claim now.  The March 6
      editorial of GMA News online that was contributed by an anthropologist
      best described the bottom line of this exercise in hypertension: “The
      asymmetry between the failed Sultanate and the modern Malaysian state it
      is challenging could not be more stark. What is interesting is that,
      confronted by a challenge to its sovereignty, Malaysia has revealed the
      true basis of a state’s power. Not democracy, not a social contract, not
      the rule of law, not the recognition of the international community of
      states ‑ which are the myths, the lies the state tells about itself —
      but violence.”It continued: “Sabah belongs to Malaysia because they can
      hold on to it, and neither the Philippines nor the Sultanate can take it
      from them. So the Sultanate fails in modern, “statist” terms as well,
      in that it cannot match Malaysia’s capacity for violence.”Go check the
      capability of the Malaysian armed forces. In 2012, they spent $4.37
      billion. Go check the Malaysian air force and their combined firepower
      composed of BAE Hawk Mk.208, Sukhoi Su-30 MKM Flanker, Boeing F/A-18D
      Hornet, Mikoyan MiG-29N Fulcrum and Northrop F-5E Tiger II jets.
      Malaysia could destroy a Philippine invasion expedition within an hour
      after it leaves a Philippine port.When the charlatans and P-Noy haters
      raised their voices to “save the Filipino invaders in Sabah” they’re
      actually suggesting that we should send an expedition there to rescue
      the troublemakers. Philippine-Malaysia relations have been mutually
      beneficial in terms of trade and tourism. Malaysia played a key role in
      the crafting of the framework for peace with the MILF (Moro Islamic
      Liberation Front). It’s insane to want to be at war with such an ASEAN
      neighbor.To bolster the Malaysian claim to Sabah, they have a 1963
      referendum where two-thirds of Sabah voted to remain with Malaysia. The
      UN duly acknowledged the validity of this referendum. To bolster the
      Malaysia claim, Dictator Ferdinand Marcos had renounced our claim to
      Sabah in 1977. To bolster the Malaysian claim to Sabah, the
      international court where these claims are contested doesn’t honor
      historical claims because that would only open a Pandora’s box. That
      would mean the return of the Americas to the Native Americans or the
      return of California and Texas to the Mexicans.In effect, these
      charlatans and P-Noy haters want us to embrace a trouble-making
      Sultanate and lose our good and mutually beneficial relations with
      Malaysia over a spurious Sabah claim. These charlatans like to posture
      as patriots. They’re really traitors.*      *      *Shakespeare:
      “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.”

      • basilionisisa

        very good article from Mr Esposo from PhilStar, (thank you for posting it, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to read it) wise and well-said.

        got me pushed further, yes, kumilos_tayo!

  • Dy Pailad

    You know Mr. Suarez media is business. The big outfits know that praising GMA sells only to a small audience because the majority don’t buy lies.  Case in point, Tiglao’s move to Tribune would have made it a major daily by now if good news about GMA sells.

  • disqusted0fu

    It’s good that Suarez called this out even if it is very obvious. In addition to his statement, Pnoy does not only use media to demonize GMA, he basically uses his entire Presidency to do so. 

    Pnoy was pretty quiet during his days in Congress. He was just sitting around playing his PSP, not accomplishing anything that’s why he didn’t have the guts to talk bad against anyone. Everything is more or less the same now except that he is now the highest official of the land with still no accomplishments so he’d rather demonize his predecessor for people not to notice his shortcomings.

  • basilionisisa

    Gloria Arroyo has ‘demonized’ herself long before PNoy and the media caught up with her… with the handy help from her husband Mike, son Mikey, greedy relatives and hangers-on, and their paid rah-rah boys, including you, Mr Suarez.

    but let’s not influence the court, let’s wait for their findings and judgement.

  • Barak_O

    naghihingalo nang matagal na

    ngayon state of fear

    kailan kaya ang time of tegok?

  • pilipino

    Aquino demonizing Arroyo? or plainly reminding the people how demoniac Arroyo had been? Suarez please clarify, baka wrong choice of word ka lang!

  • basyong

    ngayon mo lang sasabihin e pag upo ni abno kasama na sa kanyang administrasyon yung plano nila ni carandang para sirain ang lahat na sagabal sa baluktot na daan.mga lopez ,pdi philstar pwera lang ang tribune ang nagsasabi ng katotohan sa mga nangyayaring tuwad na daan

  • Bekok

    kampon ng DEMONYO naman talaga yang si pandak at mga arroyo.

  • buttones

    “Major media networks have been serving as Malacañang’s wrecking crew”So? This is politics, a filthy game with no rules at all. Of COURSE these things are happening, where is the news in this? “Mr. Aquino described the life of the Filipino in the nine years under Arroyo as one of “desperation and hopelessness.” – What does Aquino know of such things? He cannot identify with such feelings, he is not qualified to speak for anybody but himself. Most of us “live our lives in quiet desperation” anyway Aquino [it’s a quote get Abby to look it up]- get a grip. If you want to prosecute an erstwhile President for being naughty then get on with it, stop messing about, few of us care about the destiny of politicians anyway, including you dear. Nobody [well, some] blames you for being vindictive and wanting to take revenge, those many hours spent at the fireside gloating and rubbing of hands, it’s almost Shakespearean, we might all do the same having lived our lives in complete obscurity, just a shadow of our parents, and then being catapulted to the highest office in the land. I would have an excuse of course for such behavior, “hell hath no fury… etc” I don’t know what yours is Aquino, and I still can’t understand why you have deliberately stopped pursuing this matter with the same alacrity you did BEFORE GMA was incarcerated. On revenge, old Chinese proverb says “If revenge is sort- dig two graves….”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      Ever since the days of Marcos, politics aside, the lives of Filipinos have not changed much for the past 4 decades. The exodus of Filipinos then as OCW to today’s OFW has not abated. The suffering, desperation and hopelessness are still here.

      • buttones

        I entirely agree, in fact I would extend those years all the way back to 1946, in those days about 15 million souls lived in abject poverty, now it 30 million, not much of progress there in my opinion- No, the outflow of OFW’s has not abated, we have been encouraged to leave our country, that’s what the nursing schools were all about, the message has always been to leave and send back pennies, an admission that governments failed in providing any sort of hope at all, they have been incapable of doing so, that’s fairly obvious. And so we went, and learned a lot, some of us came home, to try and make a difference with what we had learned, is anybody interested? No not really, it seems that when you go away you change, and when you come back nothing has changed at all. Someone once said “You can never go home…” He may have been right….

      • ARIKUTIK

        “You can never go home….” There so much tiny brained Moskito all over, gigling with delight, watching Miskito TV shows. If one dares to exclaim, “that show Saks”, they will reply, “No, it’s great” ….. aaarrghhh…. hopelesss case, no one dares to wake up.

  • hopeless_na

    Dapat kay Suarez at Gloria ay kunin na ni Lord. Ang babait kasi nila eh…

  • Mr Moonlight

    say whatever you want to say Suarez but the harsh reality is that your endearing beloved GMA is undoubtedly, undeniably A DEMON! It is what is is.

    • joerizal

       You are the demon dumbass!!!

      • Andy41

        Sayang, maganda pa naman pangalan mo. Kaya lang, kulang sa pinangaralan… :(

      • joerizal

        Ha? Ano ang sinabi mo? Engot ka pala. Wag kang makialam!

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    Wag kalimutan ang Team UNArroyo sa May lalo na ang mga manok ko na si Migs, Mitos at Enrile.

  • boybakal

    Suarez says AQUINO using big media firms to ‘DEMONIZE’ Arroyo….

    Agree….Aquino is the demon that demonize Arroyo.

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    Mali naman ang balita, pano mo demonize pa ang demon? Mas accurate siguro kung Satanize ang word na ginamit.

  • hustlergalore

    NYAK!

    si gloring na mismo ang nagdemonyo sa sarili niya no

    HELLO GARCI!

    at siempre. ang pinaka-loves na dumedemonyo kay gloring, si FG.

  • go88

    whith peoples attention on gma is peoples forget about abnoy’s  relatives the cojuangcos who are free to conduct business at our expense …

    • leomar101

       Sila ang mga tunay na magnanakaw. Ang buong HL ay hiram  lang tapos ngayun ayaw na nilang ibigay sa tunay na may ari. For decades ginagatasan nila in billions ang mga workers. Hanggang sa huling aquino -cojuangco ang nandiyan sa   palace ay manatili ang HL sa mga kawatan na clan na yan.

  • boybakal

    Aquino using big media firms to ‘demonize’ Arroyo…

    At least there is bad, demon and good, angel.
    Aquino might be the Demon whisperer still Arroyo is my Angel whisperer.
    Arroyo is my Querubin on my shoulder.

    • leomar101

       hahahaha, good one.

  • richard ortega

    demonize a demon ow come on lucifer, satan is afraid of the arroyo family. describe greedy, spell greedy it all boils down to ARROYO and friends like you.

  • boybakal

    Simula ng maupo si Pnoy….dumami ang mga Demonyo.

    • richard ortega

       boykalawang talunan ka ba noong huling election o magnanakaw ka rin tulad ng mga arroyo

    • Ramon San Ramon

      ngayon ka lamang tumama bakalboy! dahil marami nang nabistong demonyo sa pagnanakaw sa kaban nang bayan ang  pamahalaan ni PNoy at papanagutin niyang lahat iyon kaya walang humpay ang pagkilos niya, oras na para makulong ang mga demonyong iyan at marami pang ibang mabibisto kaya marami nang takot ngayon.

  • Andy41

    You cannot demonized a demon, period.

  • ratsdick

    test test puwede na post?

  • ratsdick

    But in the end, the judiciary will and should decide on these cases based on the evidence, not on political pressure, suasion or threats from the powers-that-be.  Otherwise, the separation of powers is thrown out of the window, a sure straight path to tyranny.  

  • ratsdick

    Also in the end, it is the people’s duty to monitor their government and not allow themselves to be distracted by any hate-driven campaigns from any sector…Are there new jobs being created?  Are new opportunities for livelihood via training, education, SME financing, infra support, etc, being opened?  Is my healthcare being adequately subsidized by government as what is done in all civilized, progressive countries?  Is the police well-trained and efficient enough to keep my neighborhood and public places secure from murderous thieves?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      sa ngayun, hmmmm…none of the above….

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

    Nang ipitin ni GMA ang mga Lopezes ng Meralco, gumanti ang mga ito ,gamit ang ABS CBN at naging kasabwat pa ang PDI at phil star. lalong uminit pa ang mga cojuangco aquino sa kay GMA ng  malaman na ipamahagi ang Hda Luisita.

  • BOYPDAF

    Bitter ka Suarez,nagiingay ka porket pumunta sa Balwarte mo..malapit ng matapos ang anakmong Gov..at mahahalal si Gov alcala..Puro ka salita hanggng nagyun kayu lang ang hari sa 3rd district isama mo ang inutil na 1st district Cong Enverga..sino kaya ang ngsabotage sa Helicopter ni Gov Nantes!at ngpapatay Kay Mayor Emralino ng Candelaria quezon

  • ratsdick

    ratsdick
    It’s really up to the Filipino people to buy or reject the propaganda line of the Aquino gov’t… The Aquino gov’t has the right to pursue cases vs the Arroyo gov’t personalities if it thinks these cases would help restore good governance in the Republic’s institutions.  

  • ratsdick

    Also in the end, Filipinos must decide in May 2013 whether the candidacy of each politician running for a particular post is beneficial to their localities and the country, or just to that politician .  Filipinos must be able to look beyond celebrity and the political melodrama (unfortunately the currency of our politics now, anak ni ganito, ganoon) and learn to value professionalism and 
    competence in public service.

  • ratsdick

    In short, Filipinos should be their own editor-in-chief when reading the news coming from mainstream media.  They should decide which is important, which makes sense, which is the truth, and which is useful to their everyday lives and the future of their country.

  • ratsdick

    Real justice rests in an independent judiciary which will judge these cases based on evidence and not under political pressure or threats…

  • boybakal

    Aquino using big media firms to ‘demonize’ Arroyo….

    Look who is more demon looking….Pnoy or GMA.
    For me, GMA is my little Angel….my Santa Gloria.

    • leomar101

      Pre magalit sila diyan  kapag sabihin mo na si GMA is your angel at si pnoy ay kamukha ng isang matandang demonyo na may laway sa bibig. bwahahaha.

      • Albert Einstien

        DEVIL lang MAKAKASIKMURA na IPA-MASAKER ang mga CITIZENS.. sa mga BANYAGAng MALAYSIANs…….
         
        It’s EVIL that is ALLOWING our people to get MASSACRED by  excessive force ..jet bombers , massive military artillery attacks & NAPALM BOMBS  against  Filipino citizens FLESH & bare hands….it’s HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION..
         
        .
        trivia ? coincidence ? or BIBLICAL ? noynoy ( 6 ) simeon ( 6 ) aquino ( 6)
         
         
         
         
        & RIBBON symbol number equivalent is 666… ( symbols are used for SUBLIMINAL mind control ). yellow ribbon is a symbol for WAR,DEATH, CHAOS, SUICIDES, DISASTER…it is a sign of hardship & negative feelings…negative feelings give power& strength to EVIL..
         
         
        Nostradumus & Bible ?
         
         
         
        yellow ribbon…MARK of the beast…
         
         
        write 6 on a pice of paper = 6
         
         
        at the back write 6 at the same spot of the first 6 = 6
         
         
        turn it to front and trace second 6 = 6
         
         
        VIOLA! ribbon symbol —  666  the MARK…the KEY….
         
         
         
        .Tie a yellow ribbon song…
         
         
         
        Bus driver, please look for me ( devil )’Cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might seeI’m really still in prison, and my love she ( yellow zombies ) holds the keyA simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me free!
         
        Yellow RIBBON is used to FREE  &  summon the DEVIL….
         
         
        NOSTRADAMUS
         
         
        Century X quatrain 66
         
        The chief of London through the realm of America,The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost:King and Reb will face an Antichrist so false,That he will place them in the conflict all together.
         
        Century x quatrain 75
         
        Long awaited he will never returnIn Europe, he will appear in Asia;One of the league issued from the great Hermes,he will grow above all other powers in the Orient.
         
        Century VIII quatrain 77  ( 1986 to 2013 is 27 years )
         
         
        The antichrist very soon annihilates the three,twenty-seven years his war will last.The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled;with blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering earth.
         
        BIBLE
         
         
        Revelation 13:18
         
        This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666
         
         
        Thessalonians 2:4
         
         
        Who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
         
        Revelation 13:16-18
         
        Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666

      • leomar101

         hahahaha, I got it. It’s just a sort of confirming that the devil is trying to hide his malice under the cloak of virtue… which is tuwad na daan, in short huwad na daan. bwahahaha.

      • akoypinoi

         hehehe.. bull’s eye pre!

  • disqusted0fu

    Pnoy puts the demon in demonize. Instead of attending to the different issues that the PH is facing, including the most current one in Sabah where Filipinos are being abused and/or killed, he chooses to join team Pnoy on their campaign rallies just to badmouth GMA as if that’s not the only thing he’s done since he became the President.

    • Vin

      pnoy doesn’t know that his ‘snakes’ and ‘thieves’ in his cabinet is already doing a number on him…

  • titod

    They will not succeed. The ordinary Filipino is too hungry to do anything else except to find his next meal. Sayang lang ang propaganda nila because nobody is listening.

  • fuctore

    Ipamasaker mo ba naman ang mga kapwa Pilipino sa ibang lahi ng walang pagsisisi.
    Alam na ng mga pinoy kung sino talaga sa dalawa ang totoong demonyo.

  • Philcruz

    The reason Gloria prefers to now keep quiet is because it is better for her. She has realized that the more she speaks, the more brickbats she’ll get. So she just allows her vassals to speak for her. Suarez (he of the Million peso New York dinner fame) and Mitos (she who is not a Magsaysay) have been doing it.

  • ARIKUTIK

    GMA is no different from other presidents except that she was illegaly seated in power through power grab scheme of Cory and her gang with the aim of moulding GMA as puppet. It did not materialise. GMA refused to become puppet of Cory and so vengeance from Penoy (son of Cory) was the fate of GMA. Even then GMA had steered the country better than Cory and Penoy who were both incompetent heads.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       Damned right !!!

  • Vin

    there will be problems inherited from administration to another. instead of finger pointing it is better that we move forward for the best.

    if only our politicians learn to work for the good of the country instead of themselves then we will progress as a nation. reforms are not done overnight neither during the six year term of a president but it is a continuation of the good things from its predecessor to successor.

    if only penoy learns this…

  • Hey_Dudes

    GMA cannot wait for Binay becoming next president.  He is her ticket to freedom. For now she is just a vermin with a step nik and was suppose to die if she doesn’t get medical treatment abroad.

  • disqusted0fu

    What does the PH really get out of Pnoy’s damnation of GMA? Surely some would say so that the Arroyos will suffer from their corruption. But what corruption are they talking about? Has any of the accusations been proven? Or maybe others would say to prevent corruption of current government officials. Clearly that has not happened. You can ask Pnoy’s KKKs about it. The bottom line is there is nothing that the PH is getting out of it. It is purely for Pnoy’s pleasure.

  • akoypinoi

    All along I knew that Pnoy is no class; except of being a well known name and wealth. Well, no surprise for me at all since I believe that this guy has the lowest IQ amongst the Philippine presidents. His style of governance is obvious.. he blames other people first before planning. Why? So that when his plans (if he has one) fail then he can say that it was not his fault. Yan ang utak abnoy!

  • JasonBieber

    That’s all Aquino’s been doing is persecuting Gloria. Even without any proof in the accusations still Aquino has succeeded to file these baseless cases against her and thus unnecessarily jailing her on bogus charges.

    He has made his personal vendetta, national agenda and that is not right. He should focus more on fixing the problems of the Philippines instead of trying to blame every little thing on Gloria. If there was evidence then they should pursue her but the fact remains is that there is no evidence so let her go and move on and pursue other issues.

  • concernedofw02

    eh..!!!.. nong kayo ang naka-upo, ano ba ang ginagawa nyoa mga maka-ARROYO? mag-isip kayo? di lang paninira ng ginagawa nyo sa mga kalaban nyo.. pati na kurakot, pagnanakak, lahat lahat na… mga hayop kayp, maka-arroyo…

    • Nur Muammar Omar

      kaming maka arroyo talagang nag iisip kami…hindi tulad mo….i beg to disagree never na nagsalita ng masama si arroyo sa mga kalaban niya sa pulitika…mag sabi kanga kelan mo na narinig si arroyo na nagsabi siya ng masama kay estrada at kay noy noy? mag isip ka muna bago ka mag salita…watch your words….

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