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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:14

Sound Snipings

BY Jimmy Cabato

Yesterday, Sound Snipings (SS) had said, it will again touch on the split between Congressman Celso Loregat and Mayor Isabelle C. Salazar. Thus, hereunder is a portion of that piece as a refresher.

“He (Lobregat)  clarified that it was Climaco and Ituralde who left their group, Lobregat emphasized.

‘… it was Climaco and Iturralde who left their group.’ That is one of the points that Lobregat emphasizes with video clips in each rally in the evenings.”

And of that, Lobregat uses a famous saying quoted of National Hero Jose Rizal, “Ang sinu man hindi marunong lumingon sa kanyang pinanggalingan, ay hindi makarating sa kanyang paruroonan. (He {WHO… This word was missed out yesterday, sorry} does know how to look back from whence he came, will not reach his place of desitnation.”)

As a genious, Rizal speaks so deep, don’t you think?

Then, SS called on readers to please text, fb or pm us as to what exact is the single word or phrase that would readily and easily translate its meaning.

It so happens, the campaign sortie for aspirant Councilor Jaime “Boday”, in which SS is tied, would not allow SS to browse over his fb and/or messenger entries, except for the one of Jet Bocala’s from the US, who responded almost instantaneously after SS was posted.

Her answer – Sinverguenza.

SS replied immediately, saying the term does connote a message to that effect, but that SS will still have to wait for other responses so her word, “Sinverguersa”, may be compared to other words.

But, repeat, it so happens, the campaign sortie for aspirant Councilor Jaime “Boday”, in which SS is tied would not allow SS to browse over his fb and/or messenger entries.

SS, however, has all the time to scan his cell phone inboxes while in transit.

And here are the other words, among others –

1. Nuay debe pabor – Melchor Ramos

2. Nusabe debolbe gratitude – Michael Teodoro

3. Nusabe aguarda gratitud

3, Ingrate – Teofisto Mariano

4. Malpagador (for a male)

Malapadora (for a female) – {Both words are similar to “Ingrate”. And Both senders, however, chose anonymity.

Considering the gravity of the words, SS will not venture on saying which is which and what is what. It leaves the assessment to you, the readers.

And on the issue at hand, you also do your own assessment if it does truly apply to anyone for that matter.

Ala-Pontio Pilato, we wash our hands off it.

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Having risen to the number one slot in the ratings game, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Do Dirty” Duterte is back with his old flailing mouth.

Point of interest. Will this trash talking heave him further to the top or would it trample him down?

Recall, when he bad-mouthed His Holiness, the Pope, he shot down clearly, recovering ground in later days. Now, this bears watching.

And at the number one slot now, he has become the true flavor of the month.

He is now the “pulutuan” (topic) of his rivals.

“Duterte drew heavy flak from three of his rivals for the presidency for jesting about the rape and murder of an Australian lay missionary in a Davao prison in 1989.

The criticisms came after the circulation of a video of the mayor speaking before a crowd, recounting that he was able to take a look at the corpse of the Australian woman.

“[S]ayang. Ang napasok sa isip ko, ni-rape nila, pinagpilahan nila lahat doon [What a pity. What came to my mind is that they took turns raping the victim],” Duterte said.

He, however, followed the statement with, “Nagalit ako kasi ni-rape? Oo. Isa rin ‘yun. Pero napakaganda. Dapat, ang mayor muna ang mauna [I was furious because she was raped? Yes. That is one [of the reasons]. But [she] was very beautiful. The mayor should have been the first].”

‘It is distasteful and unacceptable, and reflects his disrespect for women. Rape is a crime and no laughing matter. We should all be outraged at abuses against women,” she added.

Vice President Jejomar Binay also fumed at Duterte, calling the mayor “a crazy maniac” who does not respect women and does not deserve to be President.’

“Mister Duterte, wala ka bang ina? Wala ka bang anak na babae [Mister Duterte, don’t you have ‘a mother? Don’t you have a daughter?] Your statement is simply revolting. Nothing can justify such callous remarks,’ he added.” (TMT)

The paper carried no response from Duterte.

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Among the several party lists involved in the electoral fray, SS rates 1-PACMAN as the true striver, given its highly noticeable and vastly visible existence. In plans, programs and actions, in all propaganda venues, including vital issues, it is all over.

In plans, programs and actions all are well-laid down. Simply cited, these are sports, education and jobs.

Propaganda-wise, its posters, fliers and handbills, vehicles and manpower, proliferate all over.

“Selling” its number one nominee is a masterpiece. The stature, character, educational background, business exploits and successes are all properly portrayed.

Who would not know by now that Dr. Mikee Romero is an influential trader, having earned his first P100 million as a financial analyst in Singapore at a very young age, builder of the economic giant, North Harbor; a sportsman, owner of PBA’s popular Global Port/Batang Pier, an educator-holder of masteral and doctoral degrees from the Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle Universities, and step son of movie legend Eddie Garcia.

All these, SS learned through the media efforts of 1-PACMAN’s public relations arm.

SS may have never seen Mikee in person, but from posters plastered all over, it can gleaned that Mikee is only in his late 30’s or early 40’s.

And for, with the way they move, we may still be seeing more of 1-PACMAN and Mikee in the closing days of the campaign. Just watch.