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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

Pacman and Paris Hilton

 

After Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s post-fight press conference last May 7, 2011, my investigative reporter approached Pacman as he and his party were leaving the conference room.  His wife, Jinkee, and Hollywood actress and hotel heiress Paris Hilton were with him.  “Hey, Pacman!  Remember me?  I interviewed you last year,” said James.  “Oh, yeah, you’re that Jaime quack quack reporter from Global Balita, right?”  ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Obie and Osie

 

In the wee hours of May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama received a call through the secured red line.  Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, “Mr. President, here’s call from a person who calls himself, ‘Osie.’  We traced the call from Abbottabad in Pakistan. He won’t give his full name but he said that it’s very important that he talks to you. He used the code word, ‘Tora Bora.’ Would you take the call?”  “Tora Bora...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz
 

  The kleptocrats never left

 

The recently released 2010 Global Integrity Report rated the Philippines “very weak” (57) in terms of governance and corruption.  The overall rating was also “very weak,” a downgrade from the 2008 overall rating of “moderate” (71). 

 

The report also rates the country “weak” (64) in the category of  “Anti-Corruption Legal Framework, Judicial Impartiality and Law Enforcement Professionalism” and “Rule of Law....


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz
 

Karmic whammy hits Gloria

 

With the abrupt resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez, the door is now wide open for President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III to fulfill his election promise of bringing ex-president and now-congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to justice.  Indeed, with three cases – and more coming -- already filed against her, karmic whammy is hitting Gloria with a punishing jolt that could knock her out from the impregnable ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz
 

Brouhaha over Marcos burial

 

Why is it that all of a sudden, a renewed attempt is being pursued to bury the remains of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery)?  Indeed, the brouhaha over the burial of his remains at the Libingan has ignited a maelstrom of controversy that is dividing the country once again.

 

The latest call for his burial at the Libingan reached fever pitch when the strongman’s only son, Sen....


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz
 

  Quo Vadis, P-Noy?


Ten months into his presidency, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III seems like he’s lost in the jungle of Pinoy politics where the dynamics are constantly changing.  As an avid shooting enthusiast, he knows that it’s difficult to lock the crosshairs on a distant and moving target.  So, he’s left with one option: take the offensive and attack in close combat.   And attack he did.

 

Word war

 

First, he declared war against Ombudsm...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Noynoy’s love fest

 

President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is indeed a man on the fast lane, literally and figuratively.  But driving his Porsche 911 twin-turbo at 200 kilometers per hour isn’t fast enough to catch up with his love life… or should I say, love fest?

 

Yes, after he broke up with Shalani Soledad last September 2010, he was seen dating Barbie Palagos, Trish Roque, Liz Uy, and, recently, Len Lopez.  But the buzz going around ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz


 

Capone’s ghost haunts tax evaders

 

In 1931, when the United States failed to prosecute Alphonse “Scarface Al” Capone for the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and other heinous crimes, government investigators took a different approach in bringing Capone to justice -- he was charged for tax evasion.  The following year, Capone was found guilty and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.  Thus ended his reign of mayhem, murder, and corruption during the “...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

 Interview with Mikey

 

My investigative reporter James Macaquecquec interviewed ex-prez Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s son, Congressman Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo. The interview went like this:

 

James: Good afternoon, Congressman Arroyo.

 

Mikey: Good afternoon, din, James.  Just call me Mikey.  No need for formalities.

 

James:  Okay, Mikey.  First of all, I want to thank you for granting me this interview. 

Mikey:  Don’t thank me; thank...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz


 ‘Drug Mule’ Politics

 

By injecting a dose of politics, a seemingly routine execution by lethal injection of three drug traffickers – or “drug mules” – in China has become an international cause célèbre.  President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s intervention and the frenzy of media attention, before and after the executions, have caused a lot of people to wonder, “What is this world coming to?” 

 

It all began when Aquino decided to boycot...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz

 

The Court of Public Opinion


With the impeachment trial of Ombudsman Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez soon to commence in the Senate, there will be another trial that would commence almost simultaneously as the Senate trial.  This is in the Court of Public Opinion where the collective opinion of the people would be formed not only in judging the guilt of Gutierrez but on how the 23 senator-judges would pass judgment on Gutierrez.

 

Ever since the House of Repre...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
by Perry Diaz

 

Merci in jeopardy

 

For the second time in two years, Ombudsman Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez will soon be facing impeachment charges against her in the House of Representatives. But this time around, with her protector — former President and now-Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo — no longer in power, Gutierrez would be dealing with a House dominated by a coalition allied with President Benigno Aquino III.

 

Recently, in an attempt to defend hersel...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

A Glass Mansion for Noypi


Mojo called Noypi.  Their conversation went like this: 

 

Noypi: Hello.

 

Mojo:  Hello, Noypi?

 

Noypi:  Yes, this is Noypi.  Is this Mojo?

 

Mojo:  Yes, This is Mojo.  Hey, I have good news for you, Noypi!  You’d love it!

 

Noypi: Are you going to introduce me to a chick, pare ko?

 

Mojo:  Better than a chick...

 

Noypi: Let me guess. It’s a brand-new bullet-proof 2011 twin-turbo Porsche, right?

 

Mojo:  ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

Who Owns the Glass Mansion?

 

In his February 23, 2011 column in the Philippine Star, Boo Chanco wrote: “No one is safe from crime, not even residents of gated communities. In Quezon City, White Plains residents were surprised to read a circular from their homeowners association about how a resident was robbed just about a week ago. The victims live in a house just a corner away from a new gleaming glass mansion said to belong to the current Executi...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Whistleblowers Anonymous

 

Three men and two women recently joined the Whistleblowers Anonymous.  The moderator asked them to be seated with the other members in a circle and then he explained the rules to the new members.

 

Moderator: Welcome to Whistleblowers Anonymous.  We only have two rules.  Rule No. 1 is “Use an alias, not your real name.” Rule No. 2 is “Do not lie.”  Understand?

 

All: Yes!

 

Moderator: Very good.  Okay, le...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz


‘Drug Mule’ Diplomacy

 

Little did President Benigno Aquino III realize that in his desire to save the lives of three Filipino drug traffickers from execution in China, he had unwittingly stirred a hornet’s nest that could spark a geopolitical controversy – or confrontation -- over the Spratly islands in the South China Sea. 

 

In a last-ditch attempt to save the Filipinos drug traffickers’ lives, Aquino sent Vice President Jejomar Binay to Beijing to ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


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Good news! Global Balita will be up and running on Monday in its new host server.  Meanwhile, here's the latest Balitang Kutsero
for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy!
 

BALITANG KUTSERO

   

By Perry Diaz   

 

Shooting Buddies and Drug Mules

 

P-Noy called for a closed-door meeting of his inner circle consisting of his three “shooting buddies,” Rico E. Puno...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz


Corruption Galore!

 

Ever since two brave military officers and a courageous government auditor came out to expose corruption in the military and the Commission on Audit (COA), two earth-shaking events occurred that could break through the massive “walls” that were built to protect corrupt officials during the nine-year presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.   

 

On February 14, 2011, Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares revealed that the Armed Forces ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 

Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Pacquiao meets Obama

 

World boxing champion and congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on February 15, 2011.  The following is the transcript of their tête-à-tête:

 

Pacquiao: Good morning… I mean, good afternoon, Mr. President.

 

Obama: Actually it’s still morning here… so, good morning to you, Dr. Pacquiao.

 

Pacquiao:  Sorry, but I’m still on jet set.  He he he…

 

Obama: Jet...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

People Power in the Middle East – Déjà vu

The people power revolution in Egypt that forced Hosni Mubarak to resign as president reminds me of the 1986 people power revolution – also known as EDSA, the acronym of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue where the people converged – that deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines.  Indeed, the two authoritarian rulers had a lot in common: they plundered their country and caused extreme misery to the people.

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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

“Hello, Garcia”

 

My investigative reporter James Macaquecquec reported that a new wiretapped conversation -- similar to the “Hello, Garci” tapes a few years ago -- surfaced in Manila recently.  James sent me a copy of the tape.   

 

The conversation goes like this:

Garcia: Hello, Garcia here.

 

Caller: Hello, Garcia. 

 

Garcia: Who is calling?

 

Caller:  I won’t mention my name cuz somebody might be recording this conversation. But you...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

Heroes and Rogues   

 

First, there was one… then, another one… and then, there was a third.  One by one, they came out to expose corruption in the military.  Two brave soldiers and a courageous woman defied threats to their safety because they couldn’t take it any more.  Indeed, Lt. Col. George Rabusa (ret.), Lt. Col. Antonio Ramon “Sonny” Lim, and Heidi Mendoza are heroes in an establishment ruled by rogues.  And they’re making their voices heard ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

Hoodlums in uniform

 

Once the pride of the nation for their heroic defense of freedom and the Motherland, a small band of military officers -- sworn to protect the people and the State – are now in the midst of a firestorm that could irreparably damage the image of the armed forces’ general staff.  Indeed, it might even cause the eventual demise of the six-decade old Philippine Military Academy (PMA) – which was patterned after the West Point military acad...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

Corona’s ‘Propaganda War’

 

Recently, Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona blasted some “unnamed parties” for waging a “propaganda war” against the Supreme Court.  Corona seems to be taking all the criticism against the High Court quite seriously to a point where he launched his own “propaganda war” against the perceived “black propagandists.”   

 

Corona fired the first salvo when he delivered the keynote address before the Foreign...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

P-Noy and his A-Team

 

Just like the movie “A-Team,” President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III organized his own A-Team to get things done his way.  With his two “shooting buddies,” Rico E. Puno and his newly appointed Political Adviser Ronald Llamas, covering his right and left flanks, respectively, and his “Chief Troubleshooter” Mar Roxas covering his front and Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay covering his rear, P-Noy is confident...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

Brouhaha over P-Noy’s Porsche

 

“Aquino gets himself a new toy–a Porsche,” headlines a newspaper.  Instantly, the news report spread like a virus in the social networking media like Facebook and Twitter.  And once again, denizens of cyberspace had a heyday criticizing President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III, this time for buying a 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera sports car.  IN an attempt to control any damage from this latest “fallout,” P-Noy empha...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Troublemaker vs. Troubleshooter

 

A battle royale is looming on the horizon between P-Noy’s Chief Troublemaker, Rico E. Puno, and his soon-to-be Chief Troubleshooter, Mar Roxas.  It would make the gunfight at OK Corral look like kids playing “Bang bang you’re dead!” during school recess.  Well, let’s see who’s going to win:  Rico the “Chief Troublemaker” who’s good at shooting or Mar the “Chief Troubleshooter” who’s good at ma...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

 

Garcia’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’

 

Last December 16, 2010, in a move that surprised the Aquino administration, Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia (ret.) pleaded guilty to a lesser crime of direct bribery and facilitating money laundering.  In return, Garcia would surrender P135 million out of the P303 million he allegedly plundered.  As part of the plea bargain, Garcia “cleared” his wife Clarita and sons Juan Paulo, Ian Carl, and Timothy Mark – who were all co-accus...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Finally, a glimmer of hope

 

Finally, after a roller-coasting decade of uncertainty, instability, and volatility, there is a glimmer of hope that 2011 would usher in an era of certainty, stability, and vibrancy.  President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III said during the Rizal Day ceremony, “We’re not just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  In certain sectors, we can already feel the light, the warmth of the new beginning.” 

 

Indeed, his exube...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

P-Noy’s Musical Chairs Game

 

Han Fei Tzu – one of the leading Chinese “Legalist” philosophers in the third century B.C. -- once said, “All countries large and small suffer one defect in common: the surrounding of the ruler with unworthy personnel.  Those who would control rulers, first discover their secret fears and wishes.”  It was true then, it’s still true today.

 

The outcome of that “defect” is “corruption.”  Some of our former ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 

PERRYSCOPE

By Perry Diaz   

 

‘Rigodon de Bobo’

 

After six months in office, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III is being criticized for surrounding himself with bumbling and inexperienced people in high positions in his administration. And the latest buzz is that there is infighting in his official family among the “Balay,” “Samar,” and “Times Street” factions.   Throw in P-Noy’s legal team into the fracas and you end up with a “Rigodon de bobo.”  Yup, that i...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


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After six months in office, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III is being
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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

A Lasting Christmas Truce

 

In 1914, ninety-six years ago, during the Great War — or World War I as we call it today — the British and French armies were manning the 27-mile Western Front fiercely defending French territory from the advancing German Army. Across the British and French trenches, as near as 200 feet away, the Germans were dug in. What separated the opposing armies was a place called “No Man’s Land.”

On Christmas Eve, one of the most ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Perry Diaz 


PERRYSCOPE

By Perry Diaz   

 

P-Noy meets the ‘Godfather’

 

Last December 17, 2010, world boxing icon and Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao celebrated his 32nd birthday at the posh Shangri-La Hotel in Makati in Metro Manila.  He celebrated it by raffling off cash prizes – P1 million -- and a brand new car.  With an international guest list that included Bob Arum, the “Godfather” of the boxing community, Pacman has come a long way from being dirt poor to filthy rich. 

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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Impeaching the ‘Midnight Chief Justice’

 

There was a time when the Supreme Court of the Philippines was treated like a “sacred cow,” all its decisions accepted as the gospel of righteousness and beyond reproach. As the final arbiter of all constitutional issues and legal disputes, the Supreme Court was held in high esteem as the justices had demonstrated integrity, credibility, judicial independence, and superior quality of reasoning.  With 15 justic...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Arroyo’s Court of ‘Last Defense’


The Supreme Court’s 10-5 decision that ruled the Truth Commission unconstitutional did not come as a surprise.  It was expected.  Indeed the seeds were sowed during the last few years of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo when she appointed nine Supreme Court justices who were perceived to have been appointed based on their loyalty to Arroyo more than their judicial credentials.  By the time she stepped down from ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerrScope

By Perry Diaz   

 

‘P-Noyparazzi’

 

A new breed of “paparazzi” is born!  They’re the “P-Noyparazzi,” a group of Pinoys following President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s love life and reporting their sightings of him and his dates in the newspapers, radio, television, and blogsites including Facebook and Twitter.  Indeed, a lot of Pinoys are more preoccupied with P-Noy’s love life – or escapades -- than his government. 

 

“Paparazzi” (singular “p...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

‘Somalia of Asia’

 

Whoever would have thought that the Philippines would be the next Somalia?  Indeed, a few years ago, that question would have been ignored and ridiculed.  But today, there are disturbing signs that seem to manifest the unthinkable:  The Philippines could become the Somalia of Asia!  What happened?

 

In my article, “Road to Perdition or Redemption” (PerryScope, November 9, 2007), I wrote: Arroyo’s dismal failure and egregious...


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PERRY SCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

Welcome to Global Balita  

GLOBAL BALITA 

Global Filipinos in perspective -- 

                 "From Manila Bay to San Francisco Bay"
 

BALITANG KUTSERO

‘Goodbye, I hate to see you go’

 By Perry Diaz

Days after President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino confirmed that he was dating his stylist Liz Uy, sources to P-Noy and Liz told ABS-CBN News that P-Noy “has not been successful in winning the celebrity stylist’s heart – at least, not yet.” Malacañang maintained its stance of ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Quo Vadis, Manny Pacquiao?

  

At 32 years old, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao achieved what nobody in the world – nay, history – has achieved.  Born dirt poor, Pacquiao slugged his way to greatness, one weight division at a time – from flyweight to super welterweight – and captured eight world championship titles in eight weight divisions.  Indeed, there is only one man on earth today who could break his record – himself.

 

Asked what his plans are n...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Liz and Da Prez

 

The love story of “Liz and Da Prez” is a modern-day Cinderella story: the 50-year king of Pilipinas falling in love with his 28-year old hair stylist.  It was “love at first cut.”  Yup, the moment Liz made the first cut of Da Prez’s hair, he was bewitched by Liz’s simple beauty.  “Talagang kay ganda!” (So beautiful!), Da Prez mused.  He was never the same again.

 

Then, Da Prez called his spin meister Ricky and tol...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Furor over terror alerts

 

During a gathering of CEOs and heads of state at the recent 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Yokohama, Japan, President Benigno Aquino III caught everybody by surprise when he took the floor and lashed out at the United States and five other countries for issuing travel advisories – or, more aptly, “terror alerts” – to their citizens traveling to the Philippines.   The summit,  billed “Economic In...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

‘Pork’ by any other name is still ‘pork’

 

Recently, members of the House of Representatives were thrown into disarray on the allocation of pork barrel.  A small but very vocal group of congressmen threatened to block the 2011 national budget if their pork barrel allocations weren’t increased.  What caused the revolt was the disclosure that Gloria was allocated P2.2 billion of pork barrel funds for her 2nd congressional district for the year 2011.  ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz   

 

Tweeters and Tweakers

 

President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s speechwriter -- or ghostwriter -- Assistant Secretary Carmen “Mai” Mislang, turns out to be a “tweetwriter” too.  Little did Mai realize that the tweets she posted on her Twitter account were accessible to everybody.  So when she tweeted her boss, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang, her world turned upside down. Mai, mai, what happened? 

 

It happened during P-Noy’s junk...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Judicial Voodoo vs. Rule of Law

 

The recent Supreme Court decision absolving Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism stirred a hornet’s nest in the international legal community.  And, at home, the high court’s subsequent action, which threatened to sanction 37 faculty members of the University of the Philippines College of Law, ignited a firestorm of controversy that questions the infallibility of the Supreme Court.  

 

It all began in April 2010 w...


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PERRY SCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 



Judicial Voodoo vs. Rule of Law

By Perry Diaz

"It was classic case of “judicial voodoo” taking precedence over the rule of law where the magistrates used mumbo-jumbo reasoning."

THE RECENT Supreme Court decision absolving Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism stirred a hornet’s nest in the international legal community.  And, at home, the high court’s subsequent action, which threatened to sanction 37 faculty members of the University of the Philippines College of La...


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PERRY SCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

The Life of Berting Kirat

 

Like clockwork, Berting gets up at 7:00 every morning, Monday through Friday, have his usual breakfast of tapsilog and a cup of coffee.  While eating, he reads all the major newspapers (about seven) in Manila. This morning, one newspaper headline said, “GMA says RP has Fiscal Crisis.”  “This is going to be bad for my business,” he told himself.

He dressed up and looked at himself at the oversized gilded mirror in ...


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Perry Scope

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Red Flag for P-Noy

 

Last October 16, 2010, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) published the results of the its survey on the performance of President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s “national administration.” The survey drew mixed reactions. However, a large percentage of the respondents were dissatisfied with his “national administration,” specifically on the issue of “Resolving the hostage-taking of Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza.”

 

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Balitang Kutsero

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Chickboy, Chicks, and Chikinini

 

Within a week, President Beningo “P-Noy” Aquino III’s love life has dominated the “chizmis” crowd after it was revealed that he broke up with his girlfriend, Shalani Soledad.  Indeed, three young “chicks” – Trish, Barbie, and Liz -- were rumored to having a love affair with P-Noy.  If that were true, P-Noy would qualify as a playboy or “chickboy.”  Yup!  And I wouldn’t be surprised if some ...


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