Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pedestrian Observer: On Banners and what can be done with it.

Don't you get tired seeing Raul Gonzales make a spectacle of himself everytime he opens his mouth he seems to shoot himself in the foot? Irrational, insensitive, arrogant etc. and he's been there done that, well here it is folks payback time.


Don't be shy now, go ahead and click the cartoon banner and report Gonzales, who knows they may act on it. There is nothing to lose and so much to gain, by reporting him you can turn the table around and instead of Gonzales bugging you we can bug him, enjoy.

Pedestrian Observer: On Banners and what can be done with it.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pedestrian Observer: Candle Light Prayer for Clean, Honest & Credible 07 Election

Pedestrian Observer: Candle Light Prayer for Clean, Honest & Credible 07 Election

Yesterday April 25, 2007 is the start of the Candle Light Prayer for Clean, Honest and Credible elections with Kontra Daya (the group that came up with a list of 22 Bogus Party List) and ecumenical groups converging at the Comelec headquarters’ in Plaza Roma. They held ecumenical service and lighting of candles asking the people to be vigilant as moves to undermine the election persist. The Garci scandal that to this point has been unresolved makes them skeptical of the covenant entered into by the AFP and PPCRV, who wouldn’t be?......... continue.

Photo courtesy: Arkibong Bayan

Monday, April 23, 2007

Fr. ED Against all ODDS

This mid-term election is just so sickening especially the BOGUS Party list and as I dig deeper into the scandal it just get worse and uglier. The situation is exacerbated as we go along encountering arrogance among the scam artist some even go to the extent of intimidating people to silence with libel suit. It really does not surprise me anymore how people who cheats errr seats in the power corridor sees and think they OWN and can abuse the judicial system for their own demented irrational inflated ego.

It just seems so hopeless; everywhere you look it is just a never ending abuse and corruption. Witnessing a presidential spouse in full contempt and abuse of the judicial system filing 41 libel cases against journalist is just unreal. Jueteng lords having the gall to sue people with libel for “maligning” their Jueteng errr “good” character kuno is one for the books and only in a perverted nation will you see such spectacle. If the intent was to amuse people with such moronic behavior it is failing miserably that only contributes to the growing numbing apathy and contempt as seen in many of our people.

Thank god for a man of the cloth named Fr. Ed or “Among” (Kapampangan term for Priest) who took a leave of absence in his diocese to run for governor of Pampanga earning the moniker of Jueteng capital of the Philippines. The Man Who Could Save PAMPANGA an article at Manila Boy Blog of Spanky Hizon Fernandez is now featured at Pedestrian Observer. We may have reached such unbearable situation so sickening that even a man of the cloth could not just take it anymore and confront the evils of society in their political game is surely a sign of reawakening and a backlash is on sight to rid the nation of scalawags.

Spread the message of Fr. Ed and support him in his bid to unseat scalawags or let the province sink to the biblical level of Sodom and Gomorrah’s.

Ang Kapatiran is also asking for your prayer and support for Bautista, Paredes, & Sison in lighting a candle (copy the lighted candle picture in my blog or email me for the code) in front of your homes (or blogs) to be held April 25-30, 2007 from 6 - 7PM culminating in a prayer rally at Quezon Memorial Circle on May 1st from 5 - 7PM. Read the article and other related articles at Cyber Istambay A Jaywalking Cyber Pedestrian Observer.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pedestrian Observer: Numerous BOGUS PARTY LIST in '07 Election- 1

Pedestrian Observer: Numerous BOGUS PARTY LIST in '07 Election- 1

Numerous BOGUS PARTY LIST in '07 Election-2

Compilation of list by Akbayan, B & W Movement, Kontra Daya, Urban Poor for Legal Reforms (UP-LR) and Bantay R.A. 7941 on Questionable Party List, share information on those listed so we can separate the legitimate representative of the marginalized sector and the BOGUS Party list either as Malacanang fronts or bought their way in through the fixers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pedestrian Observer: ONE DAY BLOG SILENCE

Pedestrian Observer: ONE DAY BLOG SILENCE

Remember the date APRIL 30, 2007 in honor of the victims of the tragedy at VIRGINIA Tech let's all observe a day of silence. I will not only honor the victims of this latest tragedy but as a Filipino will extend this to other victims of unjustifiable horrific violence. I will extend this to honor those that fell in the hands of tyrants and men in uniform in their extra-judicial killing spree of human rights victims in the Philippines. Please spread the message, get the logo and post it in your blog, below is from One Day Blog Silence:

Silence can say more than a thousand words.

This day shall unite us all about this unbelievable painful & shocking event and show some respect and love to those who lost their loved ones.

On April 30th 2007, the Blogosphere will hold a One-Day Blog Silence in honor of the victims at Virginia Tech. More then 30 died at the US college massacre.

But it´s not only about them. Many bloggers have responded and asked about all the other victims of our world. All the people who die every day. What about them?

This day can be a symbol of support to all the victims of our world!

All you have to do is spread the word about it and post the graphic on your blog on 30th April 2007. No words and no comments. Just respect, reflect and empathy.

Spread the word about this event:

Amazingly a simple campaign such as this just One Day of Silence get's into so much analysis causing paralysis leading to inaction if we just give up and listen to detractors and non-conformist of all shades and color, I hear ya Dan:

"If you want to discuss these tragic events now is the time to do it, before it fades from peoples memories. Unfortunately I fear we have already fallen into this trap."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pedestrian Observer: PARTY LIST FOR SALE?

Watch the video at Pedestrian Observer: PARTY LIST FOR SALE? and see for yourself how scam artists bastardize a system that should enable marginalized sectors represenatation shamelessly taken over by questionable parties for a backdoor pass to PORK BARREL and other perks alloted for representatongs.

BARE THE LIST - SUBMISSION SITE FOR BOGUS PARTY LIST NOMINEES (lets do our part be vigilant and if you know any of those bogus candidates submit their names at Akbayan's site)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Pedestrian Observer: Paredes a breed apart from Trapos in the ’07 Election

Check out Pedestrian Observer: Paredes a breed apart from Trapos in the ’07 Election know your Ang Kapatiran Party candidate.


It all begins when the country's brightest, most
highly qualified inhabitants, the young dynamic
professionals, citizens who have the potential to make
good leaders, get together and examine the country's
problems, the state of politics and the long-term
national prospects

What happens next?
They decide to emigrate

And after that?
Another group of bright people get together

What do they do?
They also emigrate

And then?
And so on and so forth

What does any of this have to do with a Philippine
When talented, smart qualified potential leaders leave
the country all the time, who are you left with?
Retired basketball players? Toilet comedians? Bad
actors and actresses? Spoiled vicious rich kids?
Aging and debauched hermaphrodites? You're now ready
to hold a Philippine election

How important are elected officials to the
Nobody's been able to figure out an answer to that one

What's at stake in a Philippine election?
Prizes and surprises! Millions in cash! Dream houses!
The vacations of your choice! Fun for the entire
family! That's from the politician's point of view

How many positions are waiting to be filled in the
coming elections?
About 17,000 public offices and a still undetermined
number of graves

So it's like a lotto?
Sort of, except that when you lose, you could lose
your life

Who are qualified to run?
Anyone at all! Generally, any person of any
citizenship who's alive, of a certain age, good
character and able to summon a mob huge enough to
intimidate the Supreme Court

What kind of candidates have the most chances of
ARTISTS who have the CONFIDENCE of the people

You mean a con artist?, don't you?
You said it, we didn't

Who are qualified to vote?
Those willing to be bussed around and go a hard day's
work visiting a lot of precincts during election day.

Talk about parties in the Philippines
Everybody loves going to parties in the Philippines

No, POLITICAL parties.
Oh! Well, in the past there used to be only two
parties, the Liberalistas and the Nacionalistas. Now
there are several dozen, but they still all fall under
two main parties: the Sosyalites and the Opportunistas

What's the difference between the two parties?
Sosyalites love parties. Opportunistas will join any.

Explain what this year's presidential elections is all
Did you hear the one about the murderer, the thief,
the incompetent, and the idiot?

No, is that a joke?
That's the presidential election

You're a cynical bastard, aren't you?

How clean are Philippine elections?
Lets put it this way: if Philippine elections were
your house, you wouldn't want to live in it

What are guns, goons and gold??
Three traditional important elements of a successful
election. There's a new one: Film credits

How come this pamphlet doesn't include a question that
goes why can't all candidates just jump in the lake??
That question looks like it was just gratuitously put
into this article for very naughty purposes. We
decline to answer it

How can you tell an election outcome is suspicious?
Power failures in very specific rooms where the
counting is taking place. Numbers that start losing
zeroes as the days go by.

Can't the candidates, out of the goodness of their
hearts, put a stop to crooked elections?
You really ARE from another planet, aren't you?


Posted by a young, respected UP Metallurgical

Da Apo

Saturday, April 14, 2007

First to Vote - OAV Riyadh Update

From Grace Cabacungan of The Netherlands:

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - OFW Congress-Riyadh President Mr. Alex Veloso Bello is urging Filipino community leaders in Saudi Arabia to set an example to their members by casting their votes early this week.

OFWC Pres. Alex Veloso Bello at Polling Booth

A call received from Mr. Alex Bello who is now at Philippine Embassy, one of the first Absentee Voters who sacrificed the first hours of his work and instead give time to go to Embassy to exercise his right of suffrage.

Early absentee voters who casted their votes includes Mr. Romeo Sinamban, head of Capampangan Riyadh Workers Association (CARIWA) and his wife.

Filcom Leader Mr.Romeo Sinamban and wife

Alex Veloso Bello asked community leaders to provide necessary information to our Embassy and Consulate the fax numbers of their members whose companies employing considerable numbers of OFW absentee voters for our Philippine Mission in KSA to do the following:

1) Informing the companies of the conduct of the 2007 elections,

2) Request to allow Filipino employees to cast their votes;

3) Provide appropriate transportation to the voting venue; and

4) To schedule their employees during the weekdays in order to avoid the long lines during Thursday and Fridays.

Ambassador Tony Villamor inspecting CLOAV

"Lets do our share to encourage our members to "Go Out and Vote" and participate in the election process", Alex Bello added.

OFW Congress-Ruh is spearheading a campaign "ANG BOTO MO MAHALAGA! BANTAYAN MO!"

OFWC Executive Council and participating member organizations will conduct the campaign starting today 14 April 2007 to May 14, 2007 up to the counting and canvassing of votes in Riyadh.

The group will also report the outcome of the election every week and any incidents detrimental in the honest, clean and peaceful electoral process will be reported to the public accordingly.

(L-R) Romy Sinamban, Head of OAV Vice Consul Gerardo Abiog, Attache Delsa Deriada & Alex V. Bello

Pedestrian Observer: EDSA, a Lost Cause?

Watch Handog Ng Pilipino Sa Mundo a you tube video at Pedestrian Observer and weep at how worse our nation turned out after 21 years of ousting the conjugal dictatorship.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

NOW SHOWING AKP in 2007 Philippine Election and Beyond

Dr. MARTIN BAUTISTA Finding Home a PBS Documentary

ANG KAPATIRAN: Birth of a Political Party

Renewing the Filipino Political Culture


Please allow us to introduce ANG KAPATIRAN, a Comelec registered national political party. It believes that principles and platform must come before candidates. It wants to bring back the teachings of God into the center of politics.

We recently launched a fund campaign to help clean-up politics because among others, we want to do away with the politics of money. People say Ang Kapatiran is a very good party, however, they won’t win because “walang pera yan”.

We believe that our three (3) senatorial candidates should not be burdened with raising their own campaign funds so that they will not have “utang na loob” to those who substantially funded their campaign. This will enable them to act independently for the best interest of the common good. We need funds not only to introduce our candidates but also to create awareness of our Principles and Platform. This will enlighten and guide our voters in their role to actively and wisely participate in this coming and future elections.

It is in this light that we are appealing to all Filipinos here and abroad who believe in the principles and platform of Ang Kapatiran, to contribute and share in the cost of change. Let us prove to the people that our Ang Kapatiran candidates will win because they are supported by Filipinos who care and believe in their cause. Enclosed is a convenient, fast, cost-efficient and safe way to send your contributions to the Philippines.

Your kind and generous financial support at this time will go a long way to start now Ang Kapatiran’s noble advocacy to pave the way for the generation of our grandchildren to eventually live with dignity as human beings in a just society.

Please click on the following to find out:

Related Article:

Bautista Battles Trapos in '07 Philippine Election

Ang kapatiran banking on Principle, Integrity & Honesty in the 2007 Election

Legislative Office a BIG Taxpayers Burden

Migrants Manifesto for Issue based Electoral Contest

Overseas Filipinos' legitimate aspirations glaringly absent in electoral debates

"No man made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because
he thought he could do so little." (Edmund Burke)

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Bautista Battles Trapos in ‘07 Philippine Election

“But do we have a choice? There comes a point in our lives when living a good and secure and prosperous existence becomes immoral when you cast a blind eye to the terrible suffering all around us. If you truly believe in your heart that you can offer whatever blessings and talents that have been given to you but decide to back-off because of the tremendous sacrifice in loss of privacy, income, security and family time then you would not only have failed yourself but your country as well.” Martin bautista

A fresh face in Philippine politics battling a formidable well oiled political machinery of trapos well entrenched in a political field reserved for the ruling minority elite.

Read the rest of the article at Pedestrian Observer Blog, watch Ang Kapatiran: Birth of a Political Party and Apl’s rendition of Asin Song.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Philippine Politicians Junket Jokes

A friend has been a travel agent for over 30 Years. She says, of her 30 years of taking reservation requests from government officials, we are all in trouble now. Here's a few questions at the reservation desk that were asked by the following politicians:

Senator Tessie Oreta asked for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.

I got a call from ex-Mayor Joey Marquez, who wanted to go to Capetown. Explaining the length of the flight and passport information, he interrupted me with, "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts ." Without trying to make him look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts. Capetown is in Africa." His response: (click).

Congressman Mark Lapid called, furious about a Florida package we did for him and tv star Kris Aquino. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that was not possible since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked in the map and Florida is a very thin state!" (so he expected to see the ocean on both sides of the hotel?!)

Senator Ralph Recto's popular wife asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." She replied, "But they look so close on the map."

Senator Lito Lapid asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. I noticed he had only an hour lay-over in Dallas. When asked why he wanted to rent a car, he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between the gates to save time."

Senator Jinggoy Estrada called last week. He needed to know how it was possible that his flight from Detroit left at 8:20 a.m. and got into Chicago at 8:33 a.m. I tried to explain that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but he could not understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told him the plane went very fast, and he bought that.

Congressman Ronaldo Zamora asked, "Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?" I said, "No, why do you ask?" He replied, "Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said FAT, and I'm overweight. I think that is very rude!" I looked into it and explained the city code for Fresno, California is (FAT) and the airline was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.

Former presidentiable now tv star Eddie Gil inquired about a trip package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, he asked, "Would it be cheaper to fly to California and take the train to Hawaii?"

I just got off the phone with Senator Bong Revilla who asked, "How do I know which plane to get on?" I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, "I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them."

VP Noli De Castro asked, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , FL. Do I have to get on one of those twin engine planes?" I asked if he meant fly to Pensacola, FL, on a commuter plane. He said, "Yeah, whatever!"

Congressman Dilangalen called and had a question about the documents needed to fly to China. I reminded him he needed a visa. "Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this, he said, "Look, I've been to China four times and everytime they accepted my American Express!"

Senator Miriam Defensor called to make reservations, "I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York." The agent said, "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes, what flights do you have?" replied the lady. After some searching, the agent came back with, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a Rhino anywhere." The lady retorted, "Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!" The agent scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean Buffalo, do you?" "That's it! I knew it was a big animal," she said.

Another joke going around the net from
Pepot Viado

Jokes going the rounds on the net


1. Doctors go back to school to be nurses abroad.
2. Rats are normal house pets.
3. Soap opera is reality and news provides the dramas of life.
4. Actors make the rules and politicians provide the entertainment!

ENRIQUE ZOBEL: half Filipino half Spanish.
HENRY SY: half Filipino half Chinese.
JUAN FLAVIER: half Filipino half Igorot.
RAUL ROCO: half Hawaiian half Polo.
JOHN OSMENA: half Filipino half Filipina.
MIKE ARROYO: half Filipino half Pork.
AI AI DELAS ALAS: half Filipino half Moon.
GMA: half!!..

A song for our Honorable (DAW!) Congressmen and
Senator, Mayors and Governors:



PRESIDENT- pasimuno.
VICE PRESIDENT- kunsitidor.
SECRETARY- palsipikador.
TREASURER- kubrador.
AUDITOR- kasabwat.
SPOKESMAN- bolero.
SGT-AT-ARMS- tirador.
ADVISER- taga sulsol.
(mas tama di bah?)

Pilita Corrales -
Asia's Queen of Songs
Asia 's Nightingale.
Asia 's Song Bird.
Asia "

email from Mila Aguilar in filam-forum yahoo groups