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I shall be writing topics as it comes to mind. It could be topics, past or present, but relative to the times. I shall also be reacting to articles published, whether domestic or foreign, and voicing my opinion. My views shall always be objective.

Every now and then I shall also be sharing with you videos, photos, sayings and graphics of people, animals, places, etc., that I find interesting, which I hope you will appreciate.

Also, there are times when I will be posting articles about facts – why it happened that way or what could have been if something else happened.

I welcome you to my blog site and I look forward to inter-acting with you. Your participation, your thoughts and commentaries, either for or against, will be very much appreciated. We may have differences in opinion but that is the essence of being rational, to be able to agree to disagree. It is my aim that as we go along we enlighten not only ourselves but also those that finds the opportunity/chance to visit this site. Let us enrich each other in knowledge and build each other up in friendship. Thank you. Jesus Sievert a.k.a  Quierosaber

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¡Hola mundo!

Escribiré temas como estos vienen a la mente. Esto podría ser temas, pasadas o presentes, pero con relación a los tiempos. También reaccionaré a artículos publicados, doméstico o extranjero, y expresaré mi opinión. Mis vistas siempre serán objetivo.

De vez en cuando también compartiré con ustedes vídeos, fotos, refranes y gráficos de la gente, animales, lugares, etc., que encuentro interesante y espero que lo aprecian.

También, hay tiempos cuando fijaré artículos sobre hechos – por qué pasó así o lo que podría haber sido si algo más pasara.

Bienvenidos a mi sitio de blog y espero colaborar con Vd. en el futuro.

Su participación, sus pensamientos y comentarios, para o contra, serán muy apreciados. Podemos tener diferencias en la opinión pero eso es la esencia de ser racional, ser capaz de consentir en discrepar. Esto es mi objetivo que como continuamos, aclaramos no sólo nosotros mismos sino también aquellos  que encuentran  la oportunidad/posibilidad de visitar este sitio. Déjenos enriquecer el uno al otro en el conocimiento y en la amistad. Gracias. Jesus Sievert alias Quierosaber

It’s Robredo over Marcos!

 

Vice President-elect Leni Robredo

Vice President-elect Leni Robredo

What a way to win!

The canvassing of votes is finished and the official tally showed Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo winning over Sen. Ferdinand Marco Jr. on the day of her late husband’s 58th birthday.

What was supposedly Jesse’s position had he lived now belongs to the wife and what a fitting recognition and compliment his death left Leni with.

If this is not Divine intervention, I don’t know what is.

Marcos should realize now that the Filipinos had had enough of the Marcos name, that if they overwhelmingly voted for incoming-president Rodrigo Duterte because the latter symbolizes political will and change, then having the worst traditional politician in the mold of the son of the dictator as vice president will not augur well for the country and its people.

What I am saying is that if indeed there will be change beneficial for the country and the people under the Duterte administration, then it is imperative that these advantageous changes will be sustained after the six-year term of Duterte is over by a leader whose dream and motivation is akin to that of Duterte, although the ways things are done may defer while attaining the same goal.

It is for this reason that Robredo miraculously won because the country has to be in good, competent and caring hands of a selfless leader to continue moving forward towards growth and development and not in the hands of a Marcos whose sole motivation for running is as wicked as wanting to be president one day motivated by the ill-thought of advancing further the interest of their family instead that of the country and its people and trying to exalt and dignify once more the leadership of his despot father, not to mention in peddling the lie that the conjugal dictatorship was the best thing that ever happened to the country.

For Marcos not accepting defeat and vehemently accusing Robredo instead of cheating, as if chirping about the undervotes will help him win, Robredo’s victory can only be aptly described as poetic justice.

 

 

Duterte presidency has no opposition

 

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

This is how the Rodrigo Duterte presidency is starting to appear.

It looks like every politician worth his salt regardless of his political affiliation seems to embrace the changes going to be made by the incoming president that they are not hesitating in joining Duterte’s brand of politics.

After having governments administered by traditional politicians all these years, or at least during the post-martial law regime, the people, most especially the politicians have come to realize that it takes Duterte’s style of iron-hand, no-nonsense leadership needed to fight corruption, drugs and criminality – all evils that that have plagued the political, economic and social life of the nation – which made the country poorer and the lives of people miserable.

Many have been impressed by the way Duterte transformed Davao City from a lawless city to one who many attest is very clean, peaceful and livable place

It is for this reason, among many other out-of- the-box solutions to the country’s problem that Duterte has declared he would do, that the incoming president won overwhelmingly in the presidential race.

His determined and fearless stand on issues that matter most to the nation and the Filipinos, which translates to political will, is what has endeared him to the citizenry who are supporting his every move.

Even the Catholic Church has been warned this early not to interfere in the affairs of the State, but rather both the Church and State must respect its separate existence and functions or power.

So, since everybody seems to be for Duterte, who or what political party will stand up against him?

Although opportunists from the once formidable Liberal Party (LP) have been flocking and joining with Duterte’s PDP-Laban political bandwagon some, like vice presidential hopeful (canvassing of votes still going on as I write, thus, the word hopeful) Leni Robredo and perhaps Sen. Frank Drilon and a few others loyal to the party will remain as members of the minority party.

But what can they really do as members of the opposition against the muscle of the ruling party?

 

Canvassing will make Marcos realize he is a loser

 

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

At long last the eagerly awaited official canvassing of the presidential and vice presidential election results will be made.

But this is not affirming anymore that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has won because any which way one looks at it he has convincingly secured the presidency.

Rather this is more for the benefit of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, who, even when the election process was declared by many as peaceful and the result transmissions were surprisingly quick, could not simply accept defeat in the vice presidential race against Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.

The canvassing is not even for the information of the Filipino people because they know for a fact that a Marcos vice presidency will not augur well for the country and that is why majority cast their votes for Robredo, not wavering in their support for the only candidate that had the courage to disparage at the infamous Marcos name.

Robredo, as everybody knew, was struggling at the very beginning of the campaign as opinion survey showed time and again for preferred vice presidential bet.

But God has His ways and started touching the hearts and minds of many Filipinos as she appeared more competent, more sincere, more honest and more sensitive to the needs and aspirations of the people among the candidates.

The reason why Marcos is contesting the result is because the vote difference between them is so small for his comfort that he has to ride on the initial complaint made by Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of a protocol breach at the poll body’s transparency server in which a new script or computer command was introduced by without prior permission from the poll body. And what was the server script edit about? The Smartmatic official said the change was simply meant to replace the “?” symbol in the names of candidates with “ñ”. He assured that the vote results were not changed.

Even former Commissioner Sixto Brilliantes, who is lawyering for Marcos, admitted that this was a minor issue that did not in any way alter the number of votes cast.

But Marcos is making this a big issue, among other irregularities he and his lawyers are saying, which could only mean as cheating, but could not show any proof whatsoever.

Besides, I don’t think Robredo is the type of person that would cheat. The same, however, could not be said of Marcos.

That is the long and short about this whole vice presidential brouhaha concocted by a pretentious son who wants to instill in the minds of Filipinos that the Marcos regime was the golden years for us and the country.

Bullshit, you loser!!!

Duterte chides church officials for hard stand on RH law

 

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

I was watching a recorded interview of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte who was ask about the Reproductive Health (RH) law in relation to the country’s burgeoning population and his answer was a classic no-holds-barred DU30 answer that buoys up your spirit because his remarks exudes of political will.

Yes, political will because if one does not have this trait as a leader of a poor, populous country like the Philippines, which is predominantly Catholic, the fight you will be having against the Catholic Church hierarchy for its implementation can be exasperating, at best, and at worst, divisive.

This happens because weak politicians allow the Church to meddle in the affairs of the State, which in this case is the RH law and which has an enormous implication to the population, but to avoid conflict and possible political backlash during elections they give in to the will of the Church officials.

President Benigno Aquino may have been instrumental in passing the RH law in 2012, which for many, many years had been advocated by health agencies and concerned citizens for Filipino couples, especially the poor and the less-schooled from the rural areas and more so the women whose lives are put in danger due to high-risk pregnancies because of their ignorance about family planning and responsible parenthood, yet to this day the law is not being implemented fully. His sense of urgency is simply not there for the implementing agencies to follow through.

There have been questions about the constitutionality of the RH law, but the Supreme Court decided with finality that the RH law is not unconstitutional (save for a few provisions).

But somehow there is still so much to be desired in the full implementation of the RH law four years after and even by the Department of Education in their school curriculum, and this snag could only be attributed to the unseen but strong felt hard stand of the Church.

We all know how the high ranking Church officials exert their influence in this country, even in state matters, thinking that by sheer number of followers they will win their arguments.Well, not anymore. Somebody now with political will is making sure that the separation of Church and Sate is to be respected.

Now with Duterte taking over the presidency there is now a good chance that the RH law will be fully instituted and sustained.

The church leaders should understand that it is primarily the government’s responsibility to implement reproductive health care as part of our country’s commitment to various international agreements recognizing it as a fundamental human right and everybody is expected to tow the line, including the Church.

Directing at the Catholic Church hierarchy, Duterte said, “Family planning in the country cannot maintain its momentum because you keep the people in total ignorance.”

Duterte has explained he has no quarrels with the Catholic Church, but he is not fond of it either because it conditions the people to follow its doctrines using the concept of hell.

I could not agree more with Duterte on this. Is being ignorant, poor and miserable on earth not punishment enough?

I am just wondering if the buffoon Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, who is already in “heaven” as a senator, and a strong supporter of the Church, has an answer to this and will bare his teeth against Duterte on the implementation of the RH law.

Just asking.

 

 

Duterte should let dead and living corrupt officials stay where they are

 

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

I know we have to move on but not at the expense of the sensibilities of many Filipinos, especially those who have been victims of abominable crimes committed by politicians/government officials in the guise of public servants.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is known to be strong-willed, has a mind of his own and does things the way he sees fit regardless of how others perceive it, but I hope that when it comes to deciding on what to do over cases affecting the feeling  and sentiments of many people, that he should step back and try to look at it from their perspective as victims.

I am talking of course about the most atrocious and contemptible of them all – the dead despot, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, whose preserved body continues to lie in state in a mausoleum in Batac, Ilocus Norte, more now as a tourist attraction, because no Philippine leader wants to bury him at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).

And for a good reason! Only fools will consider him a hero, he who was a tyrant to his own people instead of upholding the oath he took to serve the people and be loyal to the Constitution. How could one be considered a hero if he and his family has plundered the nation’s wealth leaving the country and its people poor and miserable? How could one be a hero if he and his family were booted out of the country by people power because of their wickedness and abuses?

Burying Marcos at the Heroes’ Cemetery is one big injustice and insult to the Filipino people. Let him stay where he is. That is where he aptly belongs.

As for the living corrupt officials I am talking of course about ex-president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla. If Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile can be brought back again to be in the company of Estrada and Revilla at the PNP Custodial Center so much the better.

For what they did in betraying the trust of the people, getting involved in a scandalous scam and enriching themselves instead of improving the lives of the poor and marginalized Filipinos is not only robbing them of their future but depriving them of what could be a game changer from the life of squalor they had been living all their life.

I hope Duterte also will just let the wheels of justice do its work instead of interfering and/or interceding for these rotten government officials. Let them stay where they pertinently belong.

That the Ombudsman is going after Vice President Jejomar Binay when his term of office expires is, indeed, very pleasing to the ears. This is another individual who deserves to be in a custodial center.

 

 

Quiboloy-Duterte relationship on the rocks

President-elect Duterte with Pastor Quiboloy

President-elect Duterte with Pastor Quiboloy

More than a statement perhaps the title should end in question mark.

Re-phrasing it perhaps would be more appropriate: Is politics creating a rupture in the Quiboloy-Duterte friendship?

Thirty years of friendship is a long time and the fate of these two friends has been providential as they are mind-boggling, both coming from humble beginnings.

But while Pastor Apollo Quiboloy has turned into a self-adulating bigot and narcissist who has proclaimed himself the ‘Appointed Son of God’, after establishing the religious sect Kingdom Of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc., amassing wealth from credulous followers numbering now to 6 million globally and whose location in Davao City’s mountainous terrain is now called “The Garden of Eden Restored” , president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, on the other hand, has remained ordinary and unpretentious as the day he started his public service as truly a servant-leader.

Their mutually beneficial relationship has been an election issue on the strength of their “you scratch my back and I will scratch yours” agenda, but that is neither here nor there now. What are friends for anyway?

No doubt Quiboloy was able to deliver his sect’s votes for Duterte and that is no drop in the bucket, mind you.

Because of the enormous contribution and help Quiboloy has invested on Duterte’s run for the presidency, it is only proper that the latter would consult him when choosing people to comprise his Cabinet if he wins, or at least that’s how it should be, Quiboloy thought.

Though Quiboloy emphasized that he just wanted to be Duterte’s spiritual adviser still he was expecting to play the role of king maker.

Alas, the turn of event didn’t go Quiboloy’s way as various political stakeholders seem to put a wall around the new president-elect making him unavailable and even unreachable to close friends, like Quiboloy.

Thus the reports that Quiboloy is utterly disappointed with Duterte and speculations arising that a breach in their friendship has happened.

But then again, if Quiboloy is contented to be just the spiritual adviser of Duterte, why is he feeling anxious and dismay over the political strategic moves the Duterte camp are making?

Indeed, Quiboloy’s attitude can make some people raise their eyebrows!

 

 

DU30 dealing with KKK better than dealing with corrupt politicians

 

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte

The KKK mentioned here is far from being the acronym of Bonifacio’s revolutionary society Katipunan (Katastaasang, Kagalanggalangang, Katipuanan) when it was founded to gain independence from Spain through revolution.

But just the same, it is still a revolution of sorts in modern setting led by presumptive Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte (DU30) to free the country from the clutches of wicked and unscrupulous politicians and government officials, who, through their example has been the cause of moral decay in many sectors of our society,

That DU30 has his own KKK ( Katropa, Kaeskwela, Kumunista) or casually translated as (Friends, Classmates, Communists) to rely on and help make his administration succeed in attaining the goals he passionately promised the Filipinos people he would do is a much welcomed development, except perhaps for the skeptics. But skeptics the country will always have.

Unlike in Bonifacio’s time where blood compact has to be made to signify loyalty and oneness of their cause and purpose, the people whom DU30 have chosen to fight with him in implementing prospective government programs and policies that will make positive changes for both in the country’s progress and of the people’s quality of life has only the confidence and conviction that only DU30 can make this happen now with finality.

The overwhelming victory that the Filipinos granted DU30 comes from the belief that if Singapore had a Lee Kuan Yew, hopefully DU30 would be it for the Philippines. Both are made of the same political fiber who wants to rule with iron hand in practically the same condition of diverse society with different religious beliefs and ideologies.

I am sure DU30 knows what he doing having been in politics for a long time and holding executive position and what is more important is that he has a clear vision for the country conforming at how the international community is evolving. Never has there been an opportune time such as now for his kind of leadership.

If DU30 therefore finds it convenient, valuable and constructive to appoint close childhood friends and classmates to help him run the government as Cabinet members, let it be and so mote it be.

If it is DU30’s desire to allocate four key Cabinet positions to leftists and communists, why go against it when it his prerogative as president to do so. We can only confront and denounce him later if it won’t work well for him. That is the people’s prerogative, too.

Everything comes at the risk of failure.

But, what is certain is that it is better for DU30 to take some risks in dealing with his KKKs than by dealing and having in his administration bootlickers, ass-kissers, political butterflies and other political parasites that are now trooping and queuing in Davao City to see him and be under his good graces for some appointments and other political accommodations.

No need to name names. You read about them and you see them on national TV. They are simply shameless, disgusting and repulsive individuals.