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Monday, 16 November 2015 15:37

Sound Snipings

BY Jimmy Cabato

This time, this corner comes to you from Pagadian City. And for sure, this piece will have to come in brevity form.

Will be driving off anytime now back to Zamboanga, in a move to catch up with the yearly Araneta clan reunion.

It happens, my paternal grandma is Felisa Araneta, married to Juan Cabato, and is of the second Araneta generation among relatives in Zamboanga City.

Received information, guest of honor in the reunion is Judy Araneta Roxas, mother of LP presidential bet Mar Roxas. Based on the Araneta family tree, Judy’s forebears originated from Zamboanga City, not earlier believed to be in the Visayas region.

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Last night, while here I dropped by a resto cum bar to unwind a bit, and there met . Alex - was it – Carriaga.

In the course of our talk, I stumbled on an explosive bit of story that has escaped media exposure, except probably on GMA news, as relayed to me.

The Cerilles couple here are on the hot seat. Accordingly, some five (5) top employees of the capitol have turned their backs on them and had filed a string of graft cases versus the couple, Gov. Tony and former governor, mow Cong. Aurora.

As informed, the congresswoman is supposedly now under suspension, while the governor’s state is still on status quo.

Will try researching on this some other time.

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A family of alleged thieves thrives in Zamboanga, so reports Emedia on ZT.

Reportedly, a female customer was in a long queue inside a fast food chain in town waiting for her turn to be served. At a moment’s notice,  a child (age not mentioned) bumped her without reasons. Suspecting something fishy she checked her belongings and noticed that the zipper of her bag was open. She lost P30k in the process, and immediately proceeded to the nearest police station and asked for assistance.

Responding authorities asked the said fastfood chain to check their CCTV to determine the actual incident. To the surprise of the policemen, they noticed the apparent connivance of some individuals whom they identified as persons with existing police records for the crime of theft in their office. Accordingly, they are a family who has the understanding, among each other, to victimize unsuspecting persons.

The police efforts determining the veracity of the theft, conducted a follow-up operation against the erring family.

“To their surprise, they chanced upon the famliy already celebrating with their loot. So, it turned out short-lived because all of them ended up in the police prison. The minors were processed by the DSWD, as mandated by law. Children in conflict with the law cannot be prosecuted; they instead are taken in custody by the DSWD.” (ZT)

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Have been viewing facebook items on the Paris carnage soliciting prayers. But this is also one event that did not come my way.

And this is it. “Gunmen killed 128 people in a wave of attacks across Paris on Friday, shouting “Allahu akbar” as they massacred scores of diners and concert-goers and launched suicide attacks outside the national stadium.

Four black-clad gunmen wearing suicide vests and wielding AK-47s stormed into the Bataclan venue in eastern Paris and fired calmly and methodically at hundreds of screaming concert-goers.

At least 120 people were killed and 200 injured across six locations around the French capital, which is still reeling from jihadist attacks in January.

Investigators said at least eight attackers were dead by the end of the violence — the bloodiest in Europe since the Madrid train bombings in 2004 — with seven of them having blown themselves up.

Witnesses said the attackers at the Bataclan shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is greatest”) and blamed France’s military intervention in Syria as they sprayed bullets into the crowd watching US rock band Eagles of Death Metal and took dozens hostage.” (TMT)

Indeed, prayer brigades should truly be in place.

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The infamous “tanim-bala” heaps havoc on a Filipina worker.

Gloria Ortinez lost her job in Hong Kong after suffering the traumatic experience of having to be questioned and be detained for two days by airport officers over the so-called “tanim-bala” (planting-bullet scheme) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The 56-year-old, Nanay Gloria, as she is called was supposed to have reported for work in Hong Kong Saturday but immigration officials there told her that she had already lost her job.

That is the tanim-bala for the Aquino regime.

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Whew! Thank God. I was just about to curse and use the word “s - - t”

Good, God is by my side. Am writing on a coin-operated CPU, and when I was about to review and end my piece, and the machine went off as my 3 coins of five pesos, without my monitoring were consumed.

Good, good, good, the machine has an auto-save feature. When I dropped another coin, this piece was saved. But now, I have to end this, to make sure, this will be checked and then sent, after which, shove off for Zambo.