The road to the next "revolution" runs through Maguindanao

Looks like our pal Conrado de Quiros of the Inquirer.net is at it again with his lame attempts to stir up dramas where there shouldn’t be any.

The one thing I’ve wished for devoutly these past several years is the one thing I’m deathly scared of now. That is that Arroyo might not last till Election Day. That is that Arroyo might be ousted by People Power.

What exactly are you talking about gramps? Are you saying you foresee another People Power “revolution” taking place in 2010? Or is your fearless forecast nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to incite the vacuous masses to mass the streets of Manila again to dance the ocho-ocho?

chinese-propaganda-poster_rdc[1]It seems de Quiros is on a mission to scrounge around for “evidence” that his long-awaited storm is already brewing. Perhap the same kind of “hiss of fire-and-brimstone wrath” that he’d like to think are the unmistakable symptoms of that “deep-throated rumble from the bowels of this earth that truly hasn’t been heard in a long time” are already so obviously evident that we may as well start preparing for the inevitable march onto the streets. Indeed, Mr. de Quiros, several years is a long time to wait for your favourite fiesta activity, so much so that you’d latch on to “lamentations” and “curses” that make use of words like “animals” and “savages” — supposedly “[w]ords that had the virtue of conveying revulsion” directed at the recent atrocities in Maguindanao province and Arroyo’s bid for a seat in Congress after her term as President.

Nice try Mr. de Quiros. Your rather quaint use of that childish technique called reverse psychology may, to be fair, actually work — considering that ours is a society still beholden to the kind of horsemanure that is given so much profile and airtime by the Philippine Media. But like everything else that passes off as quality content for distribution in mainstream channels, your views benefit from our society’s sorry lack of ability to consistently apply a bit of perspective around the crap we routinely eat up.

As I mentioned in a previous article:

What is new about politically-motivated killing in the Philippines? Nothing, actually. What is shocking about this recent one? Perhaps the number of people — particularly the number of journalists and lawyers — involved in one go (our definition of “shocking” is whatever the Media tells us is). Yet, fourty six dead is a tragedy dwarfed by what one researcher estimates to be at least 10,000 Filipinos killed during the Marcos regime. Has anyone of consequence been punished? The answer to that question (or the more obvious lack of it) becomes relevant when we now consider what happens next in the aftermath of this most recent atrocity.

You seem to imply, Mr. de Quiros, that the Arroyo Administration holds exclusive monopoly over senseless dying under a single person’s watch. And what about the thousands who have died in maritime “mishaps” involving ships belonging to a single shipping line?

Indeed, where is the outrage?

Today [the 26th of June 2008] we have 800 dead in a sea disaster involving a Taipan-run enterprise that happens to own four other ships that put the Philippines on the peacetime disaster map over the last 20 years. The 1987 sinking of the Sulpicio-owned MV Doña Paz is the worst peacetime maritime disaster in history. It’s ironic that Pinoys continuously and pathetically scrounge around for little snippets of trivia to put our “race” at the top of various lists of stuff when this bit of trivia has been sitting right under our noses (or swept under the radar of our collective awareness) for the last 20 years.

Galing Pinoy nga naman talaga.

I’ll tell you where this “outrage” had gone — down the same black hole where learning SHOULD have been in Filipino society. Following that loss of 800 Filipino lives, there was silence

Taking stock of the latest disaster photo coverage over the islands, one can’t really tell whether it is 2008, 2006, 1998, 1991, or 1988. It’s all the same. One big monolithic ethical vacuum — no different from the way we stumble from one election circus to another and, in between those, no different from the way we muddle along from one Edsa “revolution” after another.

It is the banal sameness of our society’s collective response that is the real outrage here. A bit calmer, shall we say. We tell ourselves this was nothing like the 4,000 dead in the aftermath of the sinking of the MV Doña Paz in 1987 — the worst peacetime sea disaster in the world. Of course not. We’ve murmured our three Hail Marys and three Our Fathers at that time and all is forgiven and forgotten. Let’s deal with THIS disaster.

And here we are, more than a year later, reading some two-bit columnist for the Inquirer.net make something out of some imagined unprecedented “outrage” over 57 dead people in Mindanao gleaned from, among others, those bastions of Pinoy ha-ha insight — Twitter and Facbeook — and in the process alluding to yet another Ocho-Ocho Revolution (and pretending to be “scared” of his own allusion).

Next steps, plez? Sorry folks. Next steps are a no-no in Filipino mainstream thought. Indignation leading to fiesta revolution, perhaps, but none of the sort that yields sustainable results. Do we truly want to honour our dead? Let’s stop plastering images of their uncovered remains on our Facebook profiles and blogs, waxing poetic about “revolutions”, and expressing hollow “indignation”. Let us take our politicians to task within established channels (and give real honour to our democracy as well) by lifting the standards by which we evaluate and engage them.

The thing with Mainstream Media is that it now suffers from the same kind of rot that afflicts the very politics it presumes to critique. It has become a boys’ club of like-minded within-the-square thinkers whose “opinions” routinely pass the saleable test of these monolithic Philippine media enterprises that market regurgitated inbred content at such a huge profit.

Let us step out of the square that Filipino demagoguery has painted our minds into and be more discerning. Tune in to Sentro ng Katotohanan at DWBL 1242 KHz (AM band, Philippines) 8.30 to 9.30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s the better option when stuck in traffic.

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77 Responses to The road to the next "revolution" runs through Maguindanao

  1. Maia says:

    I really try not to say much when I get tagged in pictures showing the dead bodies of the massacre victims but it’s really starting to piss me off. If someone from my family just happened to be one of the victims and there were pictures being posted, I would be rightfully angry. Napatay na nga sila, pagpipiyestahan pa. And I think people are desensitized by now. If there truly was a lot of outrage for what happened, I wouldn’t be seeing game updates on my Facebook homepage. Hell, I MYSELF wouldn’t be updating the news feed with my own game updates. But I’ve seen way too many of these things since I was a kid. It’s no longer new and a part of me is already numb to it. They can’t hope to create impact like this.

    • benign0 says:

      Yeah, it turns our disasters and tragedies into sideshows that get passed off as “tools for creating awareness” and as “symbols of outrage and indignation”. Well in my book that is plain and simple sensationalism. Combine that with the inane but emotionally-appealing assertions of bozos like de Quiros and his pals and you get lots of action underpinned by VERY LITTLE thinking.

      And in case anyone hasn’t noticed, the Media are the only ones here laughing all the way to the bank.

      • Maia says:

        Hope the people wake up someday so they can see for themselves just what kind of media the Philippines has. I mean, lots of other countries have cases of the media being biased but the journalists seem more professional in writing their stories. They don’t have to put gory pictures to support their stories and their stories still manage to make people think.

      • You are right Maia, two weeks after the massacre, Philippine TV news reports still show the same footage of retrieval of dead people in Maguindanao, as if some of us might have not seen them yet…

        Meanwhile, the real stories and topics are still not discussed..

        Anyway, Benign0, thanks for the plug.. ; )

      • GabbyD says:

        @lead , maia

        saan TV show ito? i watch a lot of local news, and i dont see it anymore.

        the focus is very much on martial law now.

      • Hsing Tao says:

        GabbyD is even out of touch with the news. Your pretentions to wit are pathetic GabbyD.

      • GabbyD says:

        @hsing

        ouch! geez. just asking a question, and even here i’m attacked!

      • Kanto boy says:

        Hey Motherfucking Gabby Dodo!!!

        You watch local news? Fuck you! I think you’re not in the Philippines, you piece of shit!

        No wonder you’re such a clueless prick!!! It’s because you’re not in the Philippines to begin with you shit!!!!

        What the fuck are you talking about, you Dodo?

        “saan TV show ito? i watch a lot of local news, and i dont see it anymore.”

        Fucking LIAR!!! You’re abroad, you goddamned dick-sucking fag!

        You deserve to be attacked! You deserve to be tortured til it hurts so hard you’ll offer to eat your own dick so that the pain stops!!!!

        Eat shit and DIE, you motherfucking goddamned LIAR, Gabby Dodo!!!!

      • GabbyD says:

        wow, kanto, pati ba dito? geez…

        simpleng tanong lang…

        what TV show did u see this on maia?

      • Kanto boy says:

        Gabby Dodo, why don’t you just admit that you are not in the Philippines and therefore you are not able to watch local Philippine news? Obvious naman eh. Kaya you don’t see the things we in the Philippines (or other people who often visit the Philippines) see is because you, Gabriel Dodo, are not in the Philippines.

        Alam mo, Gabby Dodo, I have a feeling that you’re in the USA. *hint*

        That’s why you’re not able to see the things we all see here in our midst. Kasi you’re not here.

        Gabby Dodo, in a little less than 6 hours, I will unleash hell upon you if you don’t issue public apologies in ALL places where you’ve desecrated the sanctity of this place with your idiotic presence.

        You will wish you were never born, Gabby Dodo!

  2. FreeSince09 says:

    Justice, hope they find it. But as with all things really, I’m not holding my breath.

  3. benign0 says:

    I mean, lots of other countries have cases of the media being biased but the journalists seem more professional in writing their stories.

    @ Maia, I see it here in the way ABS-CBN’s Bandila has so much flashing effects/colours, lots of sound effects, and a really noisy soundtrack and music theme. It’s like it reflects our regard for the news — a big circus-like spectacle to be splashed and sensationalised all over the screen. The anchors and news reporters also sound like they are reporting a sporting event rather than delivering a serious story.

    At the end of the program they then announce how many more days ’til Christmas while jingle bells are being played in the background (probably at the behest of their advertising clients).

    The contrast with the more sober and formal formats of the other news programs here and in other countries (Bandila airs in a channel that also shows other news shows from other countries) is so stark. It’s like a jeepney parked among Toyotas, Hondas, Kias, BMW’s and Volvos.

    Hey LeadPhil, no problemo. Yours is a program that stands out in its upholding the true principles of public service broadcasting. 🙂

  4. ilda says:

    The people who are in denial about the problem with our culture are the same ones secretly hoping for another Edsa revolution. This is because they want an easy solution to the problem.

    The only reason why the massacre gets a lot of coverage from the media is because of the journalists that were killed along with the entourage. News media in the Philippines is biased and has very little credibility to me. They endorse their presidential candidate blatantly.

    • GabbyD says:

      who endorsed whom? what TV show? how did they do it?

      • ilda says:

        Try watching the news once in a while. Compare the substance or lack of in the content of the news they report. Some even follow the story behind a candidate’ s fiance.

      • ilda says:

        I meant to say compare it with other international news programs. Our news program is very mediocre. They just try to dazzle people with sound effects. They also put too much coverage of stuff like Pacquia’s win. That should just be in the sports section of the news. And also too much coverage of some plastic surgeon who had an sex scandal with who. Who cares about that? But I guess in a country that is preoccupied with melodrama, it makes sense.

      • GabbyD says:

        isnt a better comparison big primetime newscasts, in say the US, vs the philippines?

        intl news programs are international, designed to appeal to an international audience.

        also, GMAnews frequently say they win awards for their reporting (if not the actual news show itself). are you refering to gma’s competition?

      • Kanto boy says:

        Ilda, it’s useless to get into a conversation with a hopeless time-wasting dimwit like “Gabriel the Dodo” about local Philippine news because to begin with, he can’t get local Philippine news because he’s not locally-based in the Philippines.

        That’s why that idiot GabbyD doesn’t know anything about what Maia and LeadP were talking about as far as local Philippine TV is concerned.

        GabbyD, get a life you Dodo!

      • GabbyD says:

        i do watch. possibly more than i should. maybe i missed what u saw?

        what did u see. kuwento naman dyan…

      • Kanto boy says:

        Ilda, it’s useless to get into a conversation with a hopeless time-wasting dimwit like “Gabriel the Dodo” about local Philippine news because to begin with, he can’t get local Philippine news because he’s not locally-based in the Philippines.

        That’s why that idiot GabbyD doesn’t know anything about what Maia and LeadP were talking about as far as local Philippine TV is concerned.

        GabbyD, get a life you Dodo!

      • GabbyD says:

        ah, so the stuff that i watch on the screen are all illusions! i see!

      • Kanto boy says:

        Hey you fuckwit GabbyDodo!!

        It’s your claim that you are in the Philippines that is the illusion.

        By the way Gabby-the-dick-sucking-fag, you’re setting yourself up for a major disaster. 😉

      • GabbyD says:

        how so kanto?

      • Kanto boy says:

        Just wait and see, Gabriel Dodo!

        I will do something “magical” that will totally cause you to curse the day you were born. You will prefer to commit suicide because of the shame you will feel.

        You deserve torture, Gabriel Dodo, because you do not respect people here. You waste their time, and that’s why I am justified in calling you what you truly are.

        By the way, your parents and friends will not be happy to see what you’ve been doing o this message board. 😉

        Got the hint? Now shape up or be ready to face the consequences of your STUPIDITY and STUBBORNNESS.

        I promise you Gabriel Dodo, you will curse the day you were born if you persist.

        If some 6 hours from now, you are still pestering the people here by posting NO-VALUE ADD comments and questions that are “paulit-ulit”, then I will unleash hell on you.

        You’re probably wondering what hell is… But you know Gabriel Dodo, 6 hours from now, you will feel what it is to be in Hell.

        I want to see apologies from you regarding your stupid time-wasting behavior and I want you to change the way you approach the issues on this board. No more stupidity and idiotic behavior.

        Believe me, you’ll wish you were never born…

        Clock starts NOW, Gabriel Dodo!!

  5. Hsing Tao says:

    Pinoys are laugable to think their People Power is still something the world will admire.

    • GabbyD says:

      i agree with you. they wont. not vs GMA at least.

    • Chino F says:

      People Power = Idiot Power.

      • Aristotle says:

        Democracy comes from the Greek words for “People Power.”

        That generally assumes that the People involved are educated, logical, rational, enlightened, instead of being capricious, uneducated, unenlightened, stupid, and yes, idiotic.

        But when the People in a “People Power” (a “Democracy”) are indeed capricious, stupid, uneducated, unenlightened, and idiotic, then the net effect is that the “Democracy” has degenerated into an Anarchy (No Leadership).

        Because Leadership REQUIRES intelligence, logic, reason, enlightenment, because it means making good, correct, and appropriate choices and decisions.

        But when the “leadership” or the “power” does not exhibit these good traits and this leadership or power derives from the MAJORITY of the PEOPLE (the “Demo” in “Democracy”) there is NO LEADERSHIP.

        Bad Democracy or Bad “People Power” thus is called “ANARCHY.”

        That, my students, is what the Philippines unfortunately has.

        Class dismissed. 😉

  6. benign0 says:

    i do watch. possibly more than i should. maybe i missed what u saw?

    what did u see. kuwento naman dyan…

    Yeah, just like you consistently miss most points made here and in FV. I used to think you were someone who asks pretty good questions, Mr GabbyD. And if you recall, I even wrote on one or two occassions, an entire article built upon one of your questions:

    A mentor of mine from the old days — to whom I owe my development into the brilliant consultant that I am today — once told me:

    You don’t have to be an expert on a subject.
    You just need to ask the right questions when interrogating a client.

    Nick and GabbyD consistently ask the right questions here and here. Though the two obviously need a bit of help in understanding the concept of underlying simplicity, the quality of their questions was such that my response to them, yet again, warranted an entire blog post.

    I even thought that some people here, like Kanto Boy were treating you unfairly. But having read more and more of your “comments”, you now come across to me as just another run-of-the-mill small-minded idiot (in the same league of idiocy as the Primer C. Pagunuran‘s of this world). You throw a lot of questions, and some if not most of your questions draw really good and well-thought-out replies from commentors both here and in other blogs. These are people who take the time to think your questions through and compose their replies really well. But YOU for your part do not offer any new insight into any discussion. Neither do you BUILD UPON any of the replies that are given to you.

    As far as I’m concerned, you simply waste people’s time and with every comment you publish, you SUBTRACT from whatever collective intellect remains in Pinoy society. Consider yourself one of the select few I’ve actually singled out to call an idiot in the last couple of years (I’ve called some such, but not too many, and it has become less of a habit of mine in the last couple of years).

    Congratulations, bozo.

    whereas I may often refer to Filipinos collectively as bozos (that’s a generalisation by the way), you have earned the distinction of being called a bozo as an individual.

    It’s simple, really™ — though not for the small-minded. 😀

    • GabbyD says:

      huh? i asked ilda to tell us what she saw. to further the discussion…

      THAT makes me an idiot? ouch!

      • Kanto boy says:

        YES, you are an idiot, you cock-sucking fag!

      • PositivePinas says:

        Kanto boy ka nga…panay basura, masasama at madudumi ang lumalabas sa bibig mo…hindi ka nakakatulong, nakakasira ka pa…ikaw ang isa sa mga ignoranteng Filipino na nakakasira sa imahen…taga America ako, nakikita ko palagi sa news ang nangyaring massacre. may cable dito, TFC, GMA, ANC at ibat-iba pang news station mula sa Pinas…palagay ko may pinagaralan ka naman eh, pero para kang ipinanganak sa imburnal…tsk..tsk…

    • GabbyD says:

      cmon, i’m willing to believe i’m an idiot.

      the question is WHY i’m an idiot.

      • Kanto boy says:

        Paulit-ulit ka kasi sa mga tanong mo. And you ignore the most basic facts that are obvious to any person in the Philippines, both foreigner and Filipino alike.

        Even the most “patriotic” and “nationalistic” Filipino would agree with the observations about Filipino society which you ignore. You really are brainless and stupid. Tunay na idiot. And you waste people’s time with useless fucking questions that people take time to answer, yet you keep missing the point.

        You deserve to commit suicide. And yes, I will do something very soon that will cause you to commit suicide and you will wish you never invaded this sacred space which you so desecrate with your presence!

        GabbyDodo, you’re one motherfucking asshole!

      • PositivePinas says:

        alam mo, i got the feeling na baka ikaw ang mag suicide dahil parang kalalabas mo lang sa mental institution….

      • Halo says:

        greetings gabby d:

        maybe the idea is not about whether to believe or not believe but whether to acknowledge or not acknowledge.

        to believe and to acknowledge are two different things. you keep harping on belief if you think everything is all a matter of perspective or opinion and you don’t realize that there is such a thing as “objective reality.”

        you can believe that you are a rich man with millions of dollars in your bank account even if you have absolutely no money, because “mere belief” entitles you to that. of course, that’s a fantasy if your belief does not match reality.

        but when you *acknowledge* that you are poor, you accept the objective and undeniable fact that you indeed have no money and are – objectively speaking, poor. that is different from belief, because while belief is a matter of opinion, acknowledgement is a matter of accepting reality.

    • benign0 says:

      See your above two questions, GabbyD. They illustrate the points I make in my above comment perfectly. 😀

      • GabbyD says:

        so asking people about what they saw on TV makes one an idiot?

        geez, remind me not to ask u questions about what u see on TV!

      • Kanto boy says:

        Hey Gabriel Dodo!

        You are idiot because the people already VERY VERY VERY CLEARLY DESCRIBED WHAT THEY SAW ON TV. Fuck you! You waste people’s time. You will hate yourself for all the shit you did here.

        I shall unleash hell in 6 hours unless you make public apologies NOW… 😉

      • GabbyD says:

        c’mon, surely it should be easy to point out my stupidity.

        after all , IN EVERY COMMENT i publish, i SUBTRACT.

        that means, pick a random comment, and it should be evident!

      • Kanto boy says:

        Gabby Dodo,

        Clock’s ticking, Boy. 5 hours to go… You will know what it is like to be in Hell if you don’t apologize to everyone here and quit acting like an idiot.

        I’m warning you, you’ll wish you were never born. 😉

        (Ever wonder what happened to Batang Tondo? He got hit by HELL – and now he’s the nicest guy ever)

    • GabbyD says:

      “As far as I’m concerned, you simply waste people’s time and with every comment you publish, you SUBTRACT from whatever collective intellect remains in Pinoy society. ”

      wow, thats harsh. any examples, friend?

      • ilda says:

        GabbyD

        Please try to put more thought into your questions. Other people give courtesy to answer you but you are beginning to look like a spammer.

        Some of your questions get me stumped. Like when you asked isnt a better comparison big primetime newscasts, in say the US, vs the philippines? intl news programs are international, designed to appeal to an international audience.

        Our news media should cater to everyone watching because the world, including those Filipinos who live abroad like you rely on news from news shows like Bandila for information as well. We should be more competitive and informative not sensationalist. They should improve the quality and be more at par with the international news.

      • GabbyD says:

        if i’m being unclear, i appreciate the opportunity to clarify my positions.

        here, i mean international audiences.

        consider the difference between katie couric’s evening news VS CNN international.

        CNN international is showed in hotels rooms all over the world, and its got news stories that are international in character to appeal to international audiences.

        consider further a newsprogram from MSNBC. its a business channel, so its news is also business heavy.

        katie couric’s news caters to american audiences. so you expect alot of AMERICAN political coverage, and a cursory coverage on very broad economic/business stories.

        GMA’s coverage will cater to filipinos, at home or abroad. they cover stories that are interesting to filipinos. you expect alot of FILIPINO political coverage.

        further, the early evening news (eg TV PAtrol) would have a metro segment, where it talks about crime in metro manila.

        same for the local news in America — a lot of coverage of local crime, drugs, people getting arrested, etc.

        the late evening news would be more national in scope, with only the BIGGEST metro news, and even then will never be the TOP story. an example would be a big bank robbery in megamall. in a normal news cycle, this would be story 3, even story 4.

        hence, wouldnt you think, it would be a more fair comparison, to compare US big network news VS RP big network news?

        because they cater to a similar audience. — their respective national audience?

      • ilda says:

        GabbyD

        Last na talaga to. If you still don’t get this, I will assume na nang-aasar ka na lang. Here goes:

        I didn’t mean for our broadcast news team to copy the whole format of the international news programs like CNN or for our newscasters to be like katie Couric. I don’t even want them to copy the content. What I meant was for them to concentrate on reporting the news which includes a more comprehensive report on the current social, political and even sports events in the country. I don’t care if they don’t include international news. I just want them to be less biased, more professional and go easy on the tabloid style.

        Understood? Of course you do!

      • GabbyD says:

        those are perfectly fine observations to make!

        i was only saying that we should compare philippine national news to american national news…

        that phil news should be less biased than american national news
        that phil news should be less tabloid than american national news
        etc…

        if we accept that these are the two things we compare, then we ask, is an US primetime newsbroadcast better than the respective philippine broadcast?

        if you say yes, then thats fine! maybe you can talk about specific examples why the philippine news is more “bad” than the american version…

        for example: you can say, when john edwards withdrew from the presidential race, it was coz he copped to CHEATING on his wife, with cancer. you can say, ah the treatment of edwards in primetime news was so kind, formal, appropriate. compare that to Abs-Cbn’s treatment of…(insert some story where you felt that coverage on politicians was abused, tabliodish, etc… i cant think of any actually…)

        you dont have to share if you dont want to. i’m just curious about the genesis of your arguments, in a friendly way.

      • Kanto boy says:

        Ilda,

        Here’s an observation I’ll make about Gabriel Dodo:

        1. He’s a pilosopo who will find ways to deny the truth by rhetorical gymnastics
        2. He really is nang-aasar. He felt alluded to in the article that’s why he’s making a big fuss about it.
        3. Super hina ang pick-up ng utak niya.
        4. He’s ugly.
        5. He looks like a fish.
        6. He’s as stupid as a Dodo
        7. He wastes time (his own and especially other peoples’ time)

      • Chino F says:

        GabbyD,
        Since when is our local news less biased than news in other countries? It’s true that all news agencies have biases (because people naturally have biases), but why unnecessarily exalt the Filipino new agencies when there’s nothing different at all? Why exalt the Filipino unnecessarily when he has done nothing at all that proves to be greater than what people in other countries do?

      • GabbyD says:

        @chino

        oh, that was just an example…

        the main point is that you should compare local news to the appropriate foreign news…

        thats it!

      • GabbyD says:

        @chino

        so i said

        “that filipino news should be…”

        is something that ilda wants… that filipino news should be less tabloidy, less “bad”… etc…

      • Chino F says:

        The comparison is already made. If international news sucks… Filipino local news sucks more.

      • BongV says:

        those are perfectly fine observations to make!

        i was only saying that we should compare philippine national news to american national news…

        that phil news should be less biased than american national news
        that phil news should be less tabloid than american national news
        etc…

        if we accept that these are the two things we compare, then we ask, is an US primetime newsbroadcast better than the respective philippine broadcast?

        if you say yes, then thats fine! maybe you can talk about specific examples why the philippine news is more “bad” than the american version…

        for example: you can say, when john edwards withdrew from the presidential race, it was coz he copped to CHEATING on his wife, with cancer. you can say, ah the treatment of edwards in primetime news was so kind, formal, appropriate. compare that to Abs-Cbn’s treatment of…(insert some story where you felt that coverage on politicians was abused, tabliodish, etc… i cant think of any actually…)

        you dont have to share if you dont want to. i’m just curious about the genesis of your arguments, in a friendly way.

        GabbyD:

        There’s more variety and depth in the US primetime newsbroadcasts – Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, and NPR plus 60 minutes.

        Edwards cheating on his wife is non-news in the Philippines.

        Most Philippine politicians have mistresses – virtual harems. Given that politicians can run roughshod over their marital obligations and commitment, it pretty much gives you an idea what they’ll do with their larger obligations and commitments to the community – run roughshod over it, exactly. How do politicians get into positions of authority in the first place? Filipinos vote for them – that’s what.  It’s a cocktail of impunity – guns, goons, gold, and girls. A mafioso Soprano-esque lifestyle is marvelled at in the US, but it’s just reality TV as far as the Philippines is concerned. An Erap Estrada would hold Edwards in contempt 🙂

      • Chino F says:

        Erap would say that Edwards is an amateur. 😛

      • BongV says:

        That’s the news that Philippine media will showcase – Erap saying Edwards is an amateur – the 4Gs (guns/goons/gold/girls) is old hat and will have low viewership.

      • GabbyD says:

        look, the only thing i said was to compare phil news to the appropriate foreign news, for a fair comparison.

        thats it!

      • BongV says:

        to compare phil news to the appropriate foreign news, for a fair comparison.

         compare in terms of what?

        content? content mix? content theme?

        branding? positioning? demographics? format?

  7. Kanto boy says:

    Ilda,

    Here’s an observation I’ll make about Gabriel Dodo:

    1. He’s a pilosopo who will find ways to deny the truth by rhetorical gymnastics
    2. He really is nang-aasar. He felt alluded to in the article that’s why he’s making a big fuss about it.
    3. Super hina ang pick-up ng utak niya.
    4. He’s ugly.
    5. He looks like a fish.
    6. He’s as stupid as a Dodo
    7. He wastes time (his own and especially other peoples’ time)

    • Hsing Tao says:

      Yes, I think GabbyD is ugly. The only party he should be invited in is a masquerade ball or halloween party.

      • Kanto boy says:

        Don’t worry, hell will be unleashed upon him, and he will end up like meek dog with his tail between his legs. 😉

        Hey Gabby Dodo, you butt-ugly cock-sucking fag, you really are going to wish you never came over to mess up this forum.

        Anyway, he’s an oddity. He’s got a fish-face like a garoupa, but he acts as stupid as a Dodo. Even his own parents would disown him.

      • GabbyD says:

        sigh… sometimes i do…

      • GabbyD says:

        thats what my mothers said!

      • Kanto boy says:

        So you admit you look like a garoupa. Good.

        Let’s say you say that you look like a garoupa.

        Now should I ask you to prove that you look like a garoupa and ask all sorts of STUPID questions about that when it is already obvious that you DO LOOK LIKE A GAROUPA?

    • GabbyD says:

      “Hey Gabby Dodo, you butt-ugly cock-sucking fag, you really are going to wish you never came over to mess up this forum.”

      did i mess up this forum?

      • Kanto boy says:

        You waste everyone else’s time and you are not logical nor are you factual. Pilosopo ka. Everything’s out there, boy. But obviously you can’t see it kasi WALA KA SA PINAS!

        How’s the Bay Area?

  8. Hsing Tao says:

    GabbyD is one of those fresh college greenhorns who get eaten alive during the first few months at work after muttering these smart alecky blackboard gibberish.

  9. GabbyD says:

    btw, no one here has yet criticized the rampant use of FU and eat sh_t.

    so is doing that OK?

    Admin’s Reply: We’ve been also tolerant with your trolling and flame baiting, so ‘not sure how you can even complain.

    • benign0 says:

      GabbyD a few people here have been given gentle reminders to tone down the volume of their cussing. Some of them got the message. So don’t worry about it.

      You on the other hand are a case that isn’t quite as straightforward as the above cases. Perhaps you will need to do a bit of reflection yourself so you can understand where some of the anger directed at you is coming from. 😉

    • BongV says:

      Admin’s Reply: We’ve been also tolerant with your trolling and flame baiting, so ‘not sure how you can even complain.

      LOL. Exactly. 

    • Kanto boy says:

      I know I’ve been bad. But Gabby Dodo started it! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!! 😉

  10. Conyo says:

    Pasensiya na po kayo. Binigyan ko kasi ng Starbucks Gift Card si GabbyD at, ayun, inubos ata niya agad lahat ito sa kape kaya para siyang isang lasing na makata.

    Sa sasusunod, Ipod na lang siguro ang regalo ko…

    Kita-kits na lang tayo sa Starbucks 🙂

  11. Good boy, Benign0. THE IDIOT COLUMNISTAS and IDIOT PERYODISTAS can never join a forum like this. in PHilippinebeat we just embarassed BAndera Inquirer. Boy, oh, boy that chap with perpekt englischtzes was gone in 30-seconds …. errr … less than 30 posts …..

    Akala nila maloko tayo …… THERE ARE STILL FILIPINOS WHO CANNOT BE LOCOIZED BY IDIOT PERYODISTAS …..

  12. Gerome says:

    Hi Mr. Anti-Pinoy,

    Your website says it all, you are anti-Pinoy. Therefore, you are our enemy deserving to die.

    But pathetic as your condition may be, ranting about Philippine’s misery in order to highlight your own stupid and useless existence, i was just wondering why you have so much hatred about Filipinos until I saw this blog of yours. Then I understood.

    Mindanao is for Filipinos. Muslims can claim the entire island, but they can never had it. if it takes a thousand more years to fight your maggot brothers the MILF and the Abu Sayyaf, Filipinos will do it.

    The only revolution that will happen is if you die and your carcass feeds the earth. A lot of worms will celebrate because you became useful at last.

    Until that time comes, do keep ranting and celebrating Adam Carolla’s rant that your female relatives are whores. Totoo naman di ba, like what you said.

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