Francis Magalona and Ely Buendia's EPIC album.
This is one of the three OPM albums I bought tonight. This is Kiko’s last album which is a collaboration with Ely Buendia. I say, “This album is EPIC!” I am listening to it right now. 🙂
Cheers to KIKO!
Pupil's second album
This is also a part of my three newly bought OPM music albums. I bought Pupil’s Wildlife Special Edition because,well, it’s SPECIAL and I lost my first copy of this album which is a bummer. I can not feel at ease until I replace my lost Wildlife album. Alas! I did, last night. 🙂
Archipelago's album entitled: Travel Advisory
My third newly bought OPM album. Archipelago’s music soothes my tired ears. Hehe 🙂 Anyway, I am loving Archipelago’s GAAN.
I am so tired of hearing fickle-minded Filipinos demanding or saying PNoy to resign! If he’ll resign then Binay will take over? RIGHT. This tragedy is not his to bear alone. This tragedy is not a call for him to step down. If other politicians served the country for like an eternity yet endless scandals and controversies circle them and they did not step down then how can you strongly justify your call for Noynoy’s resignation? Just because PNoy listens or opens his communication line to us it does not mean that we should abuse that communication. I am a supporter of PNoy but this does not necessarily mean that I will not criticize my own just because I like him. As they say if you like your politician to be of great service to the people then even though you are a supporter you should also tell him/her his/her flaws so s/he can improve his/her service to the nation. In other words, you should also be the politician’s eyes and ears.
This is the problem with us, no president has always been enough for the demands of the Filipinos and I think there will never be one. No matter how a president handles things there will alway be sectors and politicians who will try to bring the leader down. We always depend on our nation’s leader but we have to learn that this is not a one-man show. We are all expected to do our part in helping our severely bruised country.
goddamnit, listen up and learn from our history!
From the news I’ve heard, watched and read the two policemen who are now in the spotlight are both decorated public servants. Both received a handful of prestigious and finest awards. But how come they are now facing the society’s garrote of death?
It is not a mind-boggling puzzle to know the reason why these two policemen are now placed into the hall of shame of Philippine history. The first police man I am referring to is Chief Inspector Joselito Binayug, chief of Police Community Precinct (PCP) in Asuncion, Tondo, Manila. He was included in the Philippines’ Top 10 Outstanding Policemen. But this award is not a good basis of one’s character. His brutality on an alleged suspect was caught on video and eventually released to the public. Although there were earlier evidences of police brutality it did not make a huge impact on the public. I might as well guess that the recent police brutality video caught the public more because of the current position of our government and the whole nation toward the known and unknown actions of Philippines’ public servants.
The other poilice officer that I am pertaining to is Rolando Mendoza. He was relieved from his position when he was charged with extortion and forcing a chef to swallow “shabu.” He was among the Philippines’ Top 10 Outstanding Policemen, and was also given other awards and medals. But where is he now? In purgatory. He may not have brutally tortured his victims but he did brutally kill them. He held hostage more than 20 Hong Kong nationals together with three Filipinos. He may have released 10 or so hostages including the 3 Filipinos but still the hostage drama took a bloody toll. At the end of the day, there were 7 or so who were murdered by Mendoza while the others were badly injured and/or traumatized. The whole world watched the drama take its toll. Mendoza wanted attention and he did get it. The only problem is the whole world was watching and together with Mendoza’s death was Philippines and the Filipinos downfall. Mendoza, how can you be so selfish and mental?!
Both were given the highest honors in the country, both were “good police men” in their own right (as what their neighbors, relatives and colleagues said) but what did they do to prove that they deserved to be honored? They did something but not be honored rather to be dishonored. If these men are to be the “nation’s finest” then I must say then we are in for a BIG trouble.
Is it safe to say that the recipients of the awards and the highest merits given by the Philippine government were all based on poor judgement and loose facts? Then if it is then those medals are nothing but scrap. Can someone redeem our “nation’s finest?!”
We need to take part in redeeming ourselves.
TO THE MEDIA: You did your part in ruining our country. No matter what you say it will never change the fact that you also have faults. C’mon do you need to wait for the President to order a news blackout? But if what if the President did order for a news blackout what would your reaction be? Of course you will violently react something like , “There is no freedom of speech! There is no democracy!” blah blah blah blah!
TO THE POLICE FORCE: A simple logical analysis and careful strategic planning should have changed everything. Do you guys do not have any of these?!
TO THE HIGHER OFFICIALS: This is the result of your “pampapogi” points during election, promise and promise then what? NOTHING.
TO PAST OFFICIALS: This is the outcome of your rotten character and selfish personal desires. If only you allotted enough budget to the improvement of our police force then maybe the bloody hostage drama would have been prevented.
TO PRESIDENT NOY: I believe that you can do everything being the president of the Philppines you can change the current standing of our “Nation’s Finest.” Please use your power to truly educate not only our police force but all of the public servants who swore to protect us.
TO THE FILIPINOS: This is a wake-up call! Having a joyful disposition in life can sometimes help but we should know that in a tragedy like this,which I pray and hope won’t lead to a racial war, to be sensitive and respectful to the grieving would make the anger and animosity somehow pacified. But from what I see on several blog sites some Filipinos, including the police, are too joyful, too eager to be in a fiesta mood. BE SENSITIVE!