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Monday, 13 June 2016 11:56

Sound Snipes

BY Jimmy Cabato

Hello. Back to work, and the same writing mode as in the past recent 3 days or so, is to be adopted.

Just giving credit to where credit is due, and with an accopmpanying little pat on the back of Baliwasan Barangay Captain and Councilor-elect Boday Cabato. Per account of the house owner, who requested anonymity, where a mentally deranged Talon Talon resident jumped from the rooftop in Baliwasan — upon sighting the man he immediately reported the matter to the barangay and to the police. According the local papers that soon after, the police promptly arrived at the scene, with nary mention of the barangay’s role.

Yes, the police did promptly respond, but the barangay government had beaten them to the draw. Boday, upon receiving the call for help, wasting no time, had dispatched the first and only available person at that precise moment - a volunteer aide, at that - his own brother, Marco.

Marco was the first to respond on the scene and initiated negotiations with the man, in the company of the house owner. According to Marco, the man was agreeably ready to come down. Delightedly, he recounted, it so only happened, that when the animated house owner hurriedly came out of their garage with an alloy-made ladder for the man to use, he accidentally banged the ladder several times on the their steel gate, and that caused the paranoia-stricken man to scamper up the roof in fear. When the police arrived, he gave way to them for further negotiations. The rest is history.

Just giving credit to where credit is due.

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Serenely and in all decency Cong. Celso Lobregat reacts to the scathing words of Mayor Beng Climaco, in connection with ther simple act of non-coordination in implementing projects. “Ya llama le comigo Angry Bird, ya llama le Viejo, ahora de ebo ya comigo? … is this how to address a congressman of the city? She had called for reconciliation and now she’s picking up a fight”

Folks, disregard Celso’s being a congressman. Just consider their age levels.

And coming at that from a weaned/grown little sister to “Big Brother Kuya”!

Lobregat is correct in saying, “…nuay respeto, alyi ta sale el disuyo deberas persona,” (She has no sense of respect, there comes out her true personality.)

Here’s a repeat of her contemptuous statement Beng dished out in media, “antes bo ya implementa, ya coordina ba bos comigo? (There is no known English counterpart of the words “Bo” and “Ebos” olr “Bo”, except that both are disrespectful addresses to same and younger-aged individuals.)

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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte corroborates with the stand of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. “I know there was cheating,” Duterte told Marcos during the senator’s courtesy call on Friday in Davao City.

The senator said he went to see the incoming President with leaders of the so-called AlDub or Alyansa ni Duterte at Bongbong (Alliance of Duterte and Bongbong), a group that supported and campaigned for the two in last month’s polls.

Duterte emerged as a runaway winner with a margin of more than 6 million votes over second placer and administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd while Marcos lost to Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo by only some 200,000 votes.

It will be recalled, in the early part of the campaign, Aquino vowed to do all he could so that Marcos would not win.

Marcos now is dead-set in filing an electoral protest on June 28 before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), saying he was robbed of about three million votes by vote-rigging operators hired by the administration.

He expressed confidence that he would win the protest he would file with the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.

“Eventually, I will take the seat that would be kept warm for me (by Robredo) Marcos told The STAR.

Meanwhile, incoming Vice President Leni Robredo charged defeated vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as being a liar.

Her statement came after Marcos held a news conference to say he was robbed of around three million votes.

Marcos, however, failed to explain how he lost those votes, merely saying his camp’s expert witnesses will later reveal it, Robredo claimed.

Ugh ugh, WS thinks Marcos earlier did when he talked about the undervotes.

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Some others, disagree with Robredo. Vocal of therm is Rigoberto Tiglao, a TMT columnist, who wrote, “The late Jesse Robredo must have turned in his grave when his widow, Leni, declared that her (purported) victory in the vice-presidential contest was made more meaningful as it happened on his birthday.

The indications of cheating that made Leni “win” are so obvious.

For starters, Robredo won over Marcos in the Congress’ official count by 263,473 votes. This is almost exactly the same as her margin of 263,840 over Marcos in just two provinces. And perhaps, you guessed them right – Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao. Controlled by warlords and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), these areas can deliver the number of votes a candidate wants, if the price is right.”

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Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas warns, the United Nations (UN) may sanction the Philippines if it re-imposes the death penalty.

This comes in reaction to the Pres.-elect’s pronouncement that he will push for the revival of the death penalty as part of his campaign promise to end illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption within six month of his term.

“We do have international obligations, we do have commitments. And these obligations and commitments have to be reviewed as well because that will have an impact on us,” he told reporters in a recent press conference.

This is not a simple matter, Caparas stressed, and it has to be studied.

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No matter how much we move constrict our writeup, significances of the stories touched on here, just do not perm it. A couple of similarly newsworthy bits and pieces again remain untouched today. “Til then, folks.



Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 12:02