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Pati bibliya gustong baligtarin ni Money Villarroyo manalo lang sa eleksiyon, hesus maryosep!

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Subject: PATI BIBLIYA GUSTONG BALIGTARIN NI MANNY VILLARROYO MANALO LANG SA ELEKSIYON, HESUS MARYOSEP!

http://www.mabuhayradio.com/sections/humor-a-satire/5334-the-battle-for-the-philippine-presidency-is-now-of-biblical-proportion.htm

Comic Relief for the 2010 Philippine Presidential Election

By Tom Seyer

Senior Correspondent, Coconut News Network (CNN Kuno, as coined originally by Romeo P. Marquez)

It seems that all Filipino presidential candidates are running after the so-called “Catholic vote.” But please read Bobby Reyes’ article, Is There a “Catholic Vote” in the Philippines? and perhaps you may agree with the author that it is an exercise in futility because almost all of the presidential candidates are Catholic.

The “Biblical Battle” for the 2010 Philippine presidency started in the Vatican when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo told the Pope that “God told her to run in the 2004 presidential election.”

Bro. Eddie Villanueva, who was one of Mrs. Arroyo’s opponents in the 2004 presidential campaign, said allegedly that God denied to him that the Almighty ever talked to Mrs. Arroyo. Brother Eddie was overheard saying that he talks to God almost daily and he was assured that Mrs. Arroyo was not one of the Almighty’s phone pals.

However, supporters of Ang Kapatiran Party’s presidential candidate, JC de los Reyes, say that their man is actually the candidate of many Catholic bishops and priests. They claim that the name “JC de los Reyes” means “Jesus Christ of the Kings.”

But former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada allegedly said that he is the only candidate who really follows the Bible. He was said to have reasoned out that after all he observes to the limit God’s command to “go forth and multiply,” as found in Genesis 1:28.

Then former President Erap said that he has made peace with the Catholic bishops as found in these articles:

Détente between Erap and the CBCP (Part I of “Erap and the Bishops”)

Part II of Erap and the Bishops

Erap and the Bishops (Part III)

The supporters of Sen. Noynoy Aquino say that many Catholic voters will vote for their candidate, as he is the son of the yet-to-be-canonized third Filipino saint, former President Cory Cojuangco-Aquino.

However, supporters of presidential front runner Manuel Villar claim that actually Senator Villar was originally baptized as Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” The Villar supporters also say that ancient Hebrew text regarded the name “Emmanuel” as a pledge of Divine assistance and, therefore, God will not abandon Mr. Villar on election day.

Then the pro-Villar campaigners say that as alphabetically listed, Senator Villar is last in the list. But as found in the Gospel (Matthew 20:16), Jesus declares that in the world to come, “The last shall be first and the first last.” Ergo, Manny Villar wins, if voters will follow the Bible.

Letters of Paul

In the meantime, Paul Villar is being urged by members of the Media Breakfast Club (MBC) to start writing campaign letters. Paul is the Southern California-based nephew of Senator Villar and who was assigned to be the liaison man of the Villar Campaign to the MBC members.

The MBC members suggest that the campaign letters carry these titles:

Letter of Paul to the Corynthians (the supporters of former President Cory Cojuangco-Aquino),

Letter of Paul to the Pilipians (these are the Corynthians who eat a lot of pili nuts),

Letter of Paul to the Gibotians (the followers of presidential candidate Gibo Cojuangco-Teodoro, Jr.), and

Letter of Paul to Galasians (Galas is a district in Quezon City).

Ang Siga Na Duwag!

Villar Should Man Up: Accept Enrile Challenge

Instead of crying foul , Sen. Manny Villar should accept Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s challenge to prove his predecessor isn’t a coward and debate the merits of the Enrile’s C5 Report. This is a crucial leadership test to see if Villar can truly dispute the damning findings and recommendations of the Report, which has been indorsed by a majority of the Senators.

The tactic of absenting himself and his allies from the session has been called chicken-like behavior by Villar and his attempt to mount a coup against the Senate leadership only cements the public perception that Villar cannot dispell charges of violation of conflict of interest provisions of the Constitution and improper and unethical conduct as a Senator.

According to the Report, these transgressions—the illegal diversion of the C5 Road, the wastage of land bought for right-of-way and undue gains obtained from the appreciation of real estate values– cost the Filipino people P6.22B in precious funds that could have been used for badly needed public services.

With only seven session days left, the Senate must dispose of the Report. The question of moral fitness to govern for a candidate aspiring for the highest position in the land will hound Villar no end if he continues to employ evasive tactics. Villar has to remember that corruption and abuse of power are key issues in this campaign. ###

Ang Mga Naging Pangulo ng Pilipinas

Unang Republika
* Emilio Aguinaldo: 1899-1901
Komonwelt ng Pilipinas
* Manuel L. Quezon: 1935-1941, 1941-1944 (namatay)
* Sergio Osmeña: 1944-1946 (nanungkulan sa pagkamatay ni Quezon)
* Manuel Roxas: 1946-1948 (naging pangulo ng Ikatlong Republika)
Ikalawang Republika
* Jose P. Laurel: 1943-1945
Ikatlong Republika
* Manuel Roxas: 1946-1948 (namatay)
* Elpidio Quirino: 1948-1949 (nanungkulan sa pagkamatay ni Roxas); 1949-1953
* Ramon Magsaysay: 1953-1957 (namatay)
* Carlos P. Garcia: 1957 (nanungkulan sa pagkamatay ni Magsaysay); 1957-1961
* Diosdado Macapagal: 1961-1965
* Ferdinand E. Marcos: 1965-1969, 1969-1972 (iprinoklama ang batas militar)
Panahon ng Batas Militar / Bagong Republika
* Ferdinand E. Marcos: 1972-1981 (namahala bilang isang diktator sa ilalim ng batas ng pangulo)
Ikaapat na Republika
* Ferdinand E. Marcos: 1981-1986 (inalis sa pwesto)
* Corazon C. Aquino: 1986
Ikalimang Republika
* Corazon C. Aquino: 1986-1992
* Fidel V. Ramos: 1992-1998
* Joseph E. Estrada: 1998-2001 (pinaalis sa pwesto)
* Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: 2001-2010
* Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III: 2010 – hanggang sa kasalukuyan

Talumpati ni JOSEPH “ERAP “ EJERCITO ESTRADA

Speech ( Talumpati ) of President JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA on the occasion of the 13th Anniversary Celebration of the EDSA Revolution at the EDSA Shrine, Quezon City, at 3:30 p.m. of February 22, 1999.)

TAOS-puso akong bumabati sa lahat ng ating mga kababayan sa makasaysayang okasyong ito, and ika-labintatlong anibersaryo ng EDSA People Power Revolution. Isang malaking karangalan para sa akin ang makasama sa pagkakataong ito ang mga bayani ng EDSA na nagpamalas sa mundo na kaya ng sambayanang Pilipinong ibalik ang demokrasya sa mapayapang paraan.

Kung hindi dahil sa kanila, hindi magiging, makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang natin ng ikasandaang taon ng ating kalayaan noong nakaraang taon, bale-wala rin sana ang pagsapit ng sentenaryo ng ating pagka-bansa noong nakaraang Enero, dahil ano ang silbi ng paggunita natin sa unang Republika ng Pilipinas kung hindi naman tayo malaya?

Kung hindi dahil sa kanila, wala rin marahil Pangulo ngayon na Joseph Ejercito Estrada. Kaya’t sa araw na ito, muli nating pasalamatan ng lubos ang kanilang kagitingan at dakilang pagmamahal sa ating bayan. Si Pangulong Cory Aquino ang siyang naging simbolo ng pagbabalik ng demokrasya sa ating bansa, ipinamana niya sa ating lahat ang isang matatag na demokrasya.

Si Pangulong Fidel V. Ramos naman ay muling pinatatag ang ating pamahalaan at binuhay ang ating pambansang ekonomiya. Walang pagod niyang pinagtibay ang kapayapaan, na siya namang naging pundasyon ng mga reporma para palakasin ang ating bansa.

Ang minamahal nating Jaime Cardinal Sin ay wala ring pagod na binabantayan ang ating demokrasya. Dahil sa kanya, ang simbahan ay nanatiling isang malakas na puwersa para maging tapat ang mga pulitiko na magsilbi sa bayan.

Ipinakita rin ng iba pa nating mga Bayani ng EDSA na hindi nagtapos sa pagbabalik ng ating demokrasya ang kanilang paglilingkod sa bayan, si dating Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile ay kung ilang beses nang naging senador. Si Butz Aquino ng August twenty-One Movement, o ATOM, ay naging senador din at ngayon naman ay Congressman ng Makati City. At si Col. Gringo Honasan ay Senador na rin.

Diyan natin makikita na ang ating tinatamasang demokrasya ngayon ay hindi lamang nila ipinaglaban noon sa EDSA. Ipinaglalaban pa rin nila ito ngayon – sa senado, sa kongreso, sa simbahan, maging sa lansangan. At sa kaso ng dalawa nating dating Pangulo, higit pa nila itong pinalakas sa Malakanyang. Pitong taon na ang nakaraan, nagkaroon ng mapayapang pagsalin ng kapangyarihan mula kay Pangulong Aquino kay Pangulong Ramos. At noong nakaraang Hunyo naman ng taong nakalipas ay mapayapa ring isinalin sa akin ni Pangulong Ramos ang pagiging Pangulo. Ito ay nagpapatunay ng katatagan ng ating kaayusang pampulitika.

The Legacy of EDSA

I stand before you today fortunate and proud to have succeeded two worthy leaders who not only kept the legacy of EDSA alive but also enhanced its spirit.

Today, Filipinos live in the glory of democracy and by ways of freedom. This restored democracy and freedom we all owe to that momentous event when Filipinos from all walks of life came out with one heart, one soul, one voice to prove that tanks could be powerless against rosaries and guns could be silenced by prayers.

EDSA was, by and large, a reawakening. It was when people subordinated personal interests to the national good. It was when Filipinos became truly Filipinos – deserving of the sacrifices of our heroes and that of man who believed they were worth dying for.

Naririto tayo ngayon upang sariwain ang bahagi ng ating kasaysayan nagpakilala sa kagitingan ng ating lahi sa buong mundo. Ang EDSA revolution ay labis na hinangaan at di naglaon ay pinamarisan ng iba pang mga
sumisibol na demokrasya. Sa Germany, sa Hungary, Sa Korea, sa Rusya, maging sa Tsina at Myanmar, naging inspirasyon nila ang kabayanihang ipinamalas ng sambayanang Pilipino mula ika-22 hangang ika-25 ng Pebrero
noong taong 1986.

Standing by the ways of freedom

Nang dahil sa EDSA, ang inyong abang lingkod ay naging Pangulo ng sambayanang may kalayaan pumili at maghalal kaya naman tungkulin kong ipagpatuloy ang simulaing nagbalik sa ating karapatang mamuhay nang
malaya.

Alam ng marami na ako po ay natanggal sa puwesto bilang Mayor ng San Juan pagkatapos ng EDSA tinanggap ko ‘yon bilang paraan upang maipatupad ang malawakang reporma. Kung hindi sa pangyayaring iyon, baka hindi ako naging Senador, Bise-Presidente, at ngayon, inyong Pangulo.

There is truth to the saying that when God closes a window, he opens a bigger door. When the Filipinos went through great sufferings before EDSA, they were just being prepared for something bigger.

Kung pinatatag ni Pangulong Aquino ang ating demokrasya at binuhay naman ni Pangulong Ramos ang ating ekonomiya, ano pa ang aking pwedeng gawin para mapabuti ang kalagayan ng mga Pilipino? Ano ang kailangan kong gawin para manatiling buhay ang diwa ng EDSA?

The fight continues

Mga minamahal kong kababayan, di pa tapos ang laban ng EDSA. Hindi magiging ganap ang ating kalayaan kung ang masang Pilipino ay nabubuhay pa rin sa kahirapan.

More than one hundred years ago, the masses pinned their hopes for a better life on the attainment of independence. They fought for what they believed to be the broader goals of the revolution – a brotherhood among Filipinos, equal opportunities for the rich and the poor, and the eradication of poverty.

Hindi pa nating nakakamit ang mga hangaring yan kaya’t ito ang ating ipinaglalaban ngayon – ang ma-ahon ang ating mga kababayan sa kahirapan, mabigyan sila ng katarungan. Mabawi ang kanilang dignidad at mabuhay nang mapayapa at masagana.

Nariyan pa rin ang maraming hamon na dapat nating harapin tulad ng kakulangan sa pagkain, disenteng tirahan at mahusay na edukasyon ng ating mga maliliit na kababayan. Patuloy nating nilalabanan ang anomalya sa Gobyerno, ang pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan, at pagsasamantala sa kapuwa. Susugpuin natin ang kriminalidad at paglaganap ng mga bawal na gamot puputulin din natin ang pag-aabuso ng iilan sa ating kalikasan.

Today we are waging new battles against the tyranny of poverty, against graft and corruption against criminality, against drug abuse and trafficking, against the degradation of the environment.

Dito natin kailangan ang diwa ng EDSA – ang ating pagkakaisa, at pagtutulungan. At ako’y handang mamuno sa labang ito. Ang tanging hangad ko ngayon ay maalaala bilang Pangulong naging kampeon ng mahihirap, at sisiguraduhin kong mangyari ito sa natitira pang 1,955 araw ng aking panunungkulan.

The need for unity and solidarity today

Mas malaki, mas malawak at mas malalim ang hamon na naghinintay sa mga Pilipino ngayon hindi pa tapos ang pakikibaka natin laban sa mga kaaway ng tunay na kalayaan – ang kalayaang mamuhay ng marangal at sapat sa mga pangunahing pangangailangan.

Kung tayong lahat aymagtutulungan tulad nang ginawa natin noon sa EDSA, kaya nating labanan ang hamon na ‘yan at mas malayo pa ang ating mararating kung ang mga taga-Maynila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Cotabato at iba pang sulok ng Pilipinas ay nagkaisa noong 1986, bakit hindi tayo pwedeng magkaisa ngayon? Kung nagsama-sama tayo noon – bata man o matanda, may-kaya o wala, kristiyano at Muslim, bakit hindi tayo magsama-samang muli?

Sa halip na tayo ay maghatakan pababa, tayo ay magkapit-bisig, imbes na mag-iringan, tayo ay mag-usap ng mahinahon. Imbes na pintasan ang iba, tayo ay kumilos na lamang at gumawa ng aksiyon.

Tanging ang ating pagkakaisa ang makasasagip sa ating kalagayan ngayon. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit, isang daang taon mula nang makamit natin ang kalayaan at labing-tatlong taon matapos mabalik ang ating demokrasya, tayo ay hindi umunlad ng husto at napag-iwanan ng ating mga karatig-bansa. Si Pangulong Aguinaldo, sa pagbubukas ng Kongreso sa Barasoain na siyang nagtatag sa ating Republika ay nagbigay ng ganitong payo sa ating mga kababayan: “Mag-isang loob tayo, sa pagka’t walang ibang magkakapatid
kundi tayo-tayo rin” bilang Pangulo sa simula ng pangalawang Daang taon ng ating pagka-bansa ito pa rin ang aking hinihiling nang sabihin kong “Walang tutulong sa Pilipino kundi kapwa Pilipino.”

Closing

Let us achieve reconcilation based on justice. Let us attain unity and solidarity so we can move our country forward faster. Isantabi natin ang mga personal na interes at pamumulitika para sa kapakanan ng nakrarami. This should be the way of freedom and democracy, this is the only way to go for Filipinos.
Magiging makabuluhan lamang ang ating pagdiriwang na ito kung ang pagkakaisang pinanindigan ng mga Pilipino sa EDSA noong 1986 ay muli nating bubuhayin sa kasalukuyang panahon.

To ensure that the legacy of EDSA lives on, I here today issuing an executive order creating an EDSA People Power Commission to perpetuate and propagate the spirit of EDSA. Among its functions will be to initiate activities that will expand awareness of the principles and values that the EDSA people revolution stands for and plan, organize and implement the yearly commemoration of the February 22-25, 1986 EDSA revolution.

The commission shall have 25 members, to be chaired by a cabinet member and cochaired by a private sector, representative. Lifetime honorary membership to the commission shall be given to former President Corazon C. Aquino, former President Fidel V. Ramos, and Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin.

Tulad nga po ng aking sinabi sa “Ulat sa Bayan” sa simula ng atong ito: Sa ating pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan tayo ay sabaysabay na babangon bilang isang bansa, bilang isang lipunan, bilang isang lahi.
Maraming salamat at mabuhay ang sambayanang Pilipino!

Cory’s haiku

Almost all of the speeches of the late former president Corazon C. Aquino have moved and inspired a many Filipinos as well as other nationalities. If there is one piece of literature she ever wrote that I will never forget, that’s her haiku, which was shared by Rev. Father Catalino Arevalo, SJ during his homily for the final mass for the most admired and loved woman in Philippine history. Accordingly to Father Arevalo, this haiku was written at the back of her painting which was given to him. It depicted seven crosses surrounded by petals of different colors which symbolize her experiences in life as a wife, mother, public servant, leader, and lay preacher. The haiku goes like this:

Crosses and roses

make my life more meaningful

I cannot complain

This haiku made me cry but stronger, guilty but repentant, and worthless but optimistic. I will keep these words to guide me as I spend the rest of my life as a Filipino citizen and a human being. Her life inspires me to be selfless and nationalistic, have a strong faith in God, stay calm, composed and principled  in times of hardship, remain strong and optimistic, stand for what is right and truth, accept challenges and sacrifices, never lose hope, never stop caring for, loving and respecting others, and live in prayer and meekness.

I kept crying as I watched the live coverage from the 9:00 A.M. mass until the funeral motorcade from Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila to Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque today. Her death is a great loss to the Filipino people but her life and Ninoy’s will always be remembered as invaluable gifts Filipinos could ever have. Their example is a call for each of us to have a change of heart and continue what they fought for, our freedom, our democracy, our life, our dignity and our hope for a better society with ideal leadership.

So long, farewell and thank you so much for everything you have done and for teaching us how to live a great and wonderful life, our dear president and mother, Cory! Gob bless you and please continue praying for us all.