Posted by: kidlatanvillage | August 27, 2008

President Arroyo Visits Ilocos Norte (Pinauwi ba ng Lawin?)

Due to tropical depression Lawin threatening the general area of Luzon, the President cancelled several appointments and immediately came back to Manila. She was supposed to stay overnight at Fort Ilocandia, the premier hotel in Laoag City. After spending a night in Clark Pampanga the President arrived in Laoag City and had a two hour cabinet meeting at Fort Ilocandia. Mrs. Marcos also came to the cabinet meeting where the effects and damages brought about by typhoon Karen were discussed. 

On her part Madam Imelda Marcos thanked President Arroyo in behalf of the Ilocano victims for the government assistance extended to them. During the cabinet meeting, officials stressed on the importance of the Value Added Tax being the government’s savior when it comes to funding relief assistance to disaster victims like those affected by typhoon Karen. 

Likewise a multi-sectoral rally is all set for Thursday to demand for the removal of Value Added Tax on oil and electricity, a sizable cut in the prices of petroleum products oil such as oil and gasoline, and the implementation of P125 wage increase. The activists threatened to go on nationwide protest should the government fail to listen to their demands. 

Cabinet officials assured the local government that there would be enough funds for the repair of damaged infrastructure according to the ABS-CBN news on line. Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap also said that additional funding for financial assistance to farmers is also included in the third wave of the “Katas ng Vat” program. According to Yap, there is nothing to worry about food shortage despite the P1 billion worth of damages to the region’s crops because the government is all set to import rice supply that would last till the end to this year.  

While the President cut short her trip by canceling her appointments to visit typhoon victims in Dingras Ilocos Norte and headed back to Manila, the former first lady Imelda Marcos also caught public attention by going to the President Arroyo’s Cabinet meeting. Mrs. Marcos also took the opportunity, speaking through the media, to appeal to government critics for unity with the Arroyo’s government in order to promote the general welfare of the country. 

Mrs. Marcos was probably speaking out her heart on what every citizens has in mind about uniting for the sake of peace and  progress in the country but who could prevent some sectors and other individuals from the opposition to give  political meaning on what the former first lady had said? With 2010 fast approaching, if there will be any election, it’s about time to build bridges in order to promote one’s political ambition. 

While the President has valid reason to go to the North to evaluate herself the real situation of the typhoon victims, you can not also ignore the fact that this is an opportune time to establish good deeds that may mean a lot in the 2010 presidential election. In the light of this perspective, how right is one from construing that the administration is now sowing the seeds in order to build up its own stronghold in the North?  Is anyone correct from suspecting that the Arroyo’s administration is now establishing political linkages in the Northern Provinces to woe votes from the “solid north” if ever it still exist today? And to be more specific, will the Marcos Loyalists join forces with the Arroyo’s administration for 2010 presidential election. And will either Bongbong Marcos or Imee Marcos run for the senate under the administration’s banner?

This one is worth looking into: to be or not to be that is the question. “Abangan na lang ang pagbabalik ng Lawin.”

 

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Responses

  1. I hope pareng Cocoy can now login and comment with this thread. Thanks.

  2. Dito nakapasok ako.
    Anya Kabagis nagtarayin ni Presidenti Punggok sa bagyo laing,haan niya nakaya ti nalamiis na darumarim.Hehehe!

  3. Ay salamat kabsat nandito ka na. Nagtarayen dahil takot ilipad ng hangin papuntang China hahahahahaha. Mabuti kung kasama niya si Dureza at Esperon para may aalalay sa kanya.
    Hindi bale may kakampi naman siya ngayon si Madam hehehehe.

  4. Nakapirma na ako, 823. Nakita ko ang pirma ni tito Cocoy at Kapitan Kidlat. Pirma na rin kayo mga kabalen.

  5. Wala na ang solid North. Buhay lang iyan ng si Apo ang lider. Marcos had a bar so high that not even Imee, supposed to be the brightest of his children, can reach halfway.

    Si Imelda, hahaha! Magsama sila ni Gloria as they are both big jokes that happened onli in da Pilipins.

  6. Ka chi,
    Tama ka diyan… Mabuti na lang hindi umiksena diyan si Atty. Lozano. Hahahaha.
    Ang KBL naman ay hindi na kasing-lakas ng dati. May mga pananaw na baka aanib na iyan sa isang coalition ng mga Admin. parties.

  7. The sudden thrusts of gloria to the Ilocandia is a sort of some diversionary tactics to escape the simmering heat brought about by the Mindanao conflict. Madame Imelda Marcos maybe some kind of kowtowing to the unglorified gloria because it’s the most convenient way at this moment in time, to be with whoever is in power. But Imelda is not a true GI in the real sense of the word. She’s as we know from Leyte and was able to sneak in as one of Malacanang chorus boys in the persona of Segio “your wetness” Apostol. Yan ang connection dyan.

  8. While some Ilocano politicians are singing hosannas to gloria in excelsis graft and corruption, we believe they are wise enough not to be lulled into believing that her heart is for them. Ilocanos are wise enough to remember that gloria’s departed Dad Dadong bad mouthed Macoy all along. They’re just courteous nodding their heads on gloria’s usual penchant to praise the industrious Ilocanos but they won’t succumbed to her overtures to support her wishes to stay in power beyond 2010.

  9. And how can we against the wrath of nature?

    Just as gloria was enumerating her accomplishments (?) and what’s in store for Ilocos region for the days to come, who else but Lawin came flying down threatening to blow up the situation by bringing incessant rain and turning the otherwise calm situation to a tropical depression. Gloria could have stayed longer at Fort Ilocandia even if there’s typhoon hovering above. The ambiance there is wonderful and there’s a casino where the rich and famous from nearby Taiwan are throwing dice, playing cards and slot machines to their heart’s delight. But they’re not from Mainland China and she’s afraid the China politburo will get wind she might be talking some Taiwanese, their mortal enemies. Siempre, there are still lots of explaining to do with regards to ZTE-NBN scandal, the Northrail projects and lately the mining contracts entered into by fair-haired boy Mike Defensor at ayaw ng China nang ganyanan.

  10. Pumirma na ako sa Petition kontra sa recall kay Gov.Panlilio.Naniniwala ako na gusto talaga siyang paalisin sa pwesto para tuloy ang ligaya ng mga kurakot sa Pampanga.

    Nabasa ko nga iyung huling thread ni Cocoy tungkol kay Panlilio

  11. Sorry kung ngayon lang ako nakabalik.Rumaket ng kaunti ang beauty ko para may pambili ng gasolina.Panay panay na ang exposure ko dito sa entablado mo,feeling ko ay magiging regular na ako dito at maluluma na si Pokwang sa akin.Gusto ko sanang sumali sa Miss Fatrum doon sa wawee kaso flyweight lang daw ang timbang ko,kapag umabot na raw ng 175lbs ay makapasa na ako sa awdition.HIHIHIHIHI

    Saan ba iyung petition na sinasabi ninyo at ng makapirma na.

  12. At this writing, there are already 2,203 signatories against the recall of Governor Panlilio. We have to convince more people to sign the petition.

    In the meantime, this is in the news: Pichay gets local water post.

    He’s the 4th defeated senatorial candidates in the Team Unity who’s given a government position. Sana, he will make use of his position to keep water ffordable and flowing to make dilig sa mga halaman, bukod sa pechay, na nasa paligid ng bahay kubo sa Barangay Kidlatan.

  13. Ka joe ayon naman doon sa news on-line baka tanggihan daw niya ito. Ang gusto ‘ata ng dating Kong ay doon sa mas mataas na posisyon. Hula ko lang, gusto yat niyang maglingkud sa mga OFW, hahaha.

  14. Ang unang balita, puntirya nya ang OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration). Pumalag agad ang Migrante at ibang grupo ng OFWs dahil bilyon ang pera dyan sa OWWA at kabado silang baka mawaldas. Ganyan ngayon kawalang tiwala ang mga tao kay gloria at sa mga tao nito. Hindi naman natin hinuhusgahan si Pichay dahil alam nating naging congressman nang matagal, ang nagiging problema ay palaging may duda, may kaba at pag-aalinglangan ang iba na baka laspagin ang pondo ng OWWA kasi nangyari na.

  15. Dito sa LWUA, may appointment na raw si Pichay noong Agost 20 pa ayon kay Sec. Ermita. Malalaman natin pagpasok ng buwan ng September kung saan talaga siya. Ito kasing LWUA at maging OWWA ay hindi cabinet level kaya siguro matabang si Pichay. Pwede siyang umattend ng cabinet meeting kapag pinatawag lang dahil mababa ang ranggo niya.

    Kung bakit naman ang mga talunan, hindi na nga pinagkatiwalaan ng bayan, pilit pang binibigyan ng appointment at tinatanggap naman. Wala na talagang delicadeza.

  16. Tito hindi kaya pampalubang loob lang iyan?

  17. Sabagay kung gusto talaga ni dating cong. Pichay ang maglingkud sa bayan, kahit anong position pa iyan. Anyway puwedi kaya siyang maging sports commissioner para magkaroon naman tayo ng mas marami pang medalya sa susunod na ASEAN games?

  18. Kapitan,
    Impressive post, Manong. Tama ka, mukhang nililigawan nga ang solid north. Pero sabi ni Imee, wala na raw solid north dahil napalitan na ng Northern Allowance, este Northern Alliance pala.

  19. Bakeries will opt to produce the bread from a cheaper lower-protein flour to lower the price of pandesal,these are just a funny stories that hit the news in our country.If you get tired of reading all the sad news about the Sabio brothers calling each other regarding the tug of war case between Meralco and GSIS,the moro-moro conflict drama in Mindanao, the belt tightening of laborers, jobless and punyakules,the ballooning debts in our country and the president’s migrane in attempt to secure new loan to pay the interest on the capital. Beware about the Chinese ZTE.These are the items are decidedly Filipinos will panic.Some of the items will make you smile,Luli the first gentleman’s girl will be getting married.

    The most fascinating stories that called my attention is none of these news that’s happening.The gorgeous girls posing in the internet looking for a date and probably marriage caught my attention.Take this ads for example “Rich,educated and sexy Filipina looking for Americans husband”–Rich by what standard? Belong to the Ayala and Zobel clan or a daugther of corrupt politicians? Here’s another one “Rich American seek filipina wives”This American pobably a Moslem because he is looking for more than one. A rich American flipping meat fatties at Burger King earning twenty thousand dollars a years including overtime is phenomenally rich considering the exchange rate of forty five pesos, comparing to a Filipino making minimum wage a day that can relate to one thing a bowl of instant noodles on the table.

  20. I wonder,if this pedophile rich American flipping burger place an ad at wowowee,how many colleges graduates unable to find work will appears at the gate of Kapamilya TV Station for the interview and the videotaping by Cory Vidanes and Pokwang. It is naive to expect that the prospective wives will consult Dra.Belo or Dr.Calayan for botox and skin bleaching.Or how does a shy Filipina who earned 30 units of English along Recto Avenue with a packet of pictures in a gown ang toga will overcome the embarrassment of answering questions that test her intelligence as a college graduate and then mimicking with RR.They might be speaking the same slang English like Gloria Arroyo that only her Palakpak Boys can understand.

    it makes me laugh about these ads,If he want as a beautiful,sexy and intelligent Filipina, Why he could not find a nurse TNT in America ? There is something wrong with this caucasian man. Of course maybe, he want to be lucky to find a forty years old virgin Filipina conservative from the barrio who become fearful of the communist who come down from the mountains at harvest time and took 3 sacks of rice every ten gathered,leaving the remaining seven to be divided between the farmer and the landowner.Call it tithing,securing protection or paying revolutionary tax.The virgin wanted to leave before she’ll be rape and she sold some patola harvest in the market for a bus fare to WowoWee with a positive thinking that if they pass the interview: comes next is the green card.

  21. Mabuti na lang ipinagtatanggol kami ni Tito Cocoy. Gaya ng nasabi ko sa CD, hindi lahat ng mga Filipina ay nabibili ninyo mga gago kayong foreigners. Si Mer maganda, subukan ninyong bilhin kung hindi kayo sasapakin ng amasona, hehehehehe. Nananadyak iyan ng YAGBA at saka shapshooter iyan ng tirador, hehehehehe.

  22. Tama ka diyan pareng TonGue, mukhang inaasahan ng palasyo na kapag nagsalita si Madam ay okey ngarud ang mga Ilokano. Ania dayta, uto-uto?

  23. Pareng Cococy Colegiala,
    Mukhang nilalait nila ang katinuhan ng ating mga kababaihan. Hindi lahat pokpok mga hinayupak kayong mga dayuhan na nagaalok ng kasal sa mga Pilipina pagkatapos ay sisirain lang ninyo ang kanilang buhay, bubogbugin, pahihirapan, at saka gagawin pang prostitute. Si Britney biktima ng ganitong raket.

  24. to ngayon ang naisip ng gobyerno para raw mapuksa ang mga MILF.Sabagay nabangit nga pala ni Arroyo sa kanyang SONA na mura na raw ng 50 centavos ang text.Aarmasan daw ng text ang mga civilian na naaapektuhan ng geyera sa Mindanao.I text raw sa mga kapit bahay”wer-r-u na”–”run-na-my hapon” para raw maraming buhay ang maliligatas.Ang tanong.Papano na ang mga walang load.

    Sana sa halip na text,mas maganda sana kung pagkain at education ang ibigay sa kanila.

    Kinopya ko ito sa post ni Cocoy kay Ellen.

    Ayaw mo bang sumali Mer sa audition sa Wowowee?

    Gago rin pala ang merkanong ito.Ano ang akala niya sa tulad nating mga Maria Clara.Sabagay hindi na uso ngayon iyan.

    hindi ko na kailangan pang mag pa audition dahil ako ngayon ang nag a audition sa kanila.HIHIHIHIHIHI

    *
    BE, heh,heh,heh…I thought of the same thing. How can one say captured when the camp is empty? They captured the “cows” etc and the arms the rebels want to leave behind. anyway, these arms will be resold to them at a later date by the same “sodiers” who found them.

    Ito naman ang kinopya ko kay PSB.

    Kokopya na lang muna ako sa iba dahil hindi ako nakapag-review.Naghahanap kasi ako ng pera pambayad sa amortirization.Mahaba na ang nilakad kong nakayuko at napaupo kahit piso man lang ang walang mapulot.HIHIHIHIHIH>

    napasali kasi ako doon sa jobless at punyakulis na binangit ni Cocoy sa Post niya.HIHIHIHIHI


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