Mawalang-galang na po sa mga tao na naniniwala sa prinsipyong “right or wrong, my country,” na kung ita-translate loosely to Tagalog ay “nasa tama man o mali, sa bansa ko pa rin ako hahanay!”
Patriotic talaga kung pakikinggan, at marami ring pagkakataon na applicable siya. Pero hindi sa lahat… Hindi sa lahat.
Minsan, dahil nga sa mahal mo talaga ang iyong bayan, kailangan mo itong punahin… pagalitan… paluin (kung pupwede lang talaga)… o di kaya’y parusahan.
Ang hirap kasing palaging kinukunsinti ang kamalian.
Parang magulang at anak lang yan.
Kaya, mahal kong Pilipinas…
Natagurian kang isang “demokrasya,” puro naman vote-buying kaliwa’t-kanan!
Bidang-bida ang “hospitality” mo sa mga dayuhan, napaka-inhospitable mo naman sa ilang sektor ng iyong sariling mga mamamayan!
Tampok ang disiplina ng mga Pinoy kapag nasa ibang bansa, dito naman sa atin, daig pa nila ang mga baboy na nakawala sa kural!
Bastyon ka ng relihiyon (katolisismo, kristiyanismo at islam), pero parang pinamumugaran ka ng mga demonyo!
Andaming mong mga matatalinong tao, puro naman sa kalokohan ginagamit ang talino!
Biniyayaan ka ng sandamukal na likas-yaman, unti-unti mo naman itong binabasura’t dinudurog!
Aray ko ampusokoh.
Nanghihinayang lang naman ako… sayang kasi yung momentum ng bansa natin. Well image-wise, at least.
Lately kasi, the Philippines has been able to address much of the “bad press” that it got world-wide. Yung mga negative news tungkol sa atin — Maguindanao Massacre, Luneta Hostage Debacle, Drug Mule Executions, Killings of Journalists, etc… Lahat ito ay unti-unting napapalitan ng mga magagandang balita naman — Manny Pacquiao (yes. including his last fight), Jessica Sanchez, the “more fun in the Philippines” campaign, Lea Salonga, Azkals, etc…
Ang kaso, meron pa ding (ewan na lang kung innocent o sinasadya talaga tayo) mga pilit idinidikit ang bansa natin sa masama. Kahit walang balitang nangyayari, mag-iisip pa din sila ng paraan para tayo’y masiraan!
Buti sana kung may paliwanag man lang… kahit footnote baga. Kaso wala eh.
Para bang sinasabi ng author na “Ah basta, ganyan ang Pilipinas! Maniwala kayo sa akin. Alam ko sinasabi ko!”
Pweh. Racist Writer!
Sayang, idol pa naman kita 😦
In truth, I’ve already heard of this “UN Scandal” a month before the “Great Malu Fernandez Scandal” first broke out in the blogoshpere.
I was planning to write a post about this issue but I never got around to do it. Two things hindered me — one was my then relative unease at blogging (newbie pa kasi); the other was the “Malucious Diva” herself, who succeeded in “hogging” (sorry, couldn’t resist that) my attention for several weeks 🙂
But now, given that the Malu Issue has progressed to another level, let me get back to Nileema Noble (that’s her the airbrushed arrow is pointing at).
Magpatuloy magbasa “Something “Ignoble” inside the Philippine UN Office?”
isiplugaw hit the nail squarely on the head… but so did the exiled jester. Seems like there’s just no letting this issue die.
Now that the tide of anti-Malu Fernandez sentiments is ebbing, out come the blog posters/blog commenters/journalists who are (pick one):
- obviously defending her just because they belong to the same newspaper
- censuring her for her writing style but at the same time defending the principle of “freedom of speech” which, they maintain, is her right as a journalist
- avoiding the issue altogether by calling on people to instead “look at yourselves first before criticizing Malu”
Ok. Great. Let’s take a look at each then.
Magpatuloy magbasa ““Freedom of Speech” isn’t a one-way street…”
Or guess who WILL BE back… Nakita ko kasi ito at a certain media organization’s official blog:
Note the announcement box on the lower left corner of the page.
“Divalicious Will Resume Next Monday”!!!Totoo ba ito?
Sana talakayin ni panyerong Selvo ito sa live guesting niya sa ANC bukas, August 30, with Ms. Che-Che Lazaro in “Media in Focus.” Galingan mo koyang!
Hmmm…. You issued a Public Apology AND resigned from both the Manila Standard Today and People Asia Magazine all in one day. Wow… what can I say?
Actually, wala na masyado, except maybe “Ok… buti naman…” (and that with a mildly doubting look on my face pa ha).
Many bloggers have already spoken (written) about this “resolution” to the Malu Fernandez Scandal — some not believing that she was sincere in her apology and that she was, in all probability, forced by her publishers (or by embarrassed politician-relatives) to resign against her will; others, and I count myself among this group, chose to adopt a “wait and see” attitude.
Wait for what? Look out for what?
Well… sa kung anong mga susunod na magaganap, shempre!
Malu Fernandez issued an apology, yes… But what about her editors who allowed her patently bigoted and insensitive articles to get published? At mukhang nagpapalusot pa nga yung dyaryo niya! Buti na lang at hindi pumayag ang iba na palampasin na lang ng basta-basta ang ganitong mga hirit.
Magpatuloy magbasa “Quo Vadis, Diva? Nahimasmasan ka na ba?”
Ok, I gotta admit it, this is starting to become an addiction… a very irritating and frustrating addiction!
I can’t stop ranting about this bigoted “Diva” (slash) “Fashionista” (slash) kolumnista (wanna slash her wrist pa daw siya) because neither will she stop spewing her trash. And her editors at the newspaper she writes for show no sign of heeding the complaints of the many readers who have been offended by this woman’s writing. Could it be that the opinion of these indignant readers don’t count because they don’t belong to the said magazine’s “Standard” target audience in “Manila”?
Magpatuloy magbasa “Still more on “La Diva Loca””
I can’t say I was surprised by the amount of flak that the MATAPOBRE columnist featured in my previous post was able to attract in the few days since her trash of an article was first forwarded to people. She was, to be blunt about it, just BEGGING to get dissed. Whether she intentionally projects herself as a “BITCH” (her words, not mine) just to up her controversy ratings and, in the process, attract more readers (willing ones or not) I really can’t say. But one thing’s for sure — she really is one.
There’s a song featured in South Park The Movie that suits her perfectly and I found a sing-along version of it. Just substitute “Kyle’s mom” with the name of our self-styled “Diva” and you have a nice day! I did.
“Well, Kyle’s Mom’s a bitch, she’s a big fat bitch,
she’s the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
she’s a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch,
she’s a bitch to all the boys and girls.
Monday she’s a bitch, on Tuesday she’s a bitch,
and Wednesday to Saturday she’s a bitch,
then on Sunday just to be different she’s a
super King Kamehameha be-atch.
Have you ever met my friend Kyle’s Mom,
she’s the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
she’s a mean old bitch and she has stupid hair,
she’s a bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch,
bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch cause-a
she’s a stupid bitch,
Kyle’s Mom’s a bitch and she’s just a dirty bitch,
Kyle’s mom is a bitch-ah.”
A friend recently forwarded this to me. It’s a scanned article from a magazine called “People Asia” which, apparently, seeks to showcase the many wonderful things that the people of Asia have to offer. The title of the article — “From Boracay to Greece” — was very promising. I expected a well-written travelogue; one that highlighted the many excellent sites in the two areas featured. Unfortunately, this article managed to highlight only one thing — that there are still many among the rich who despise their poorer countrymen.
I have nothing against a person “living the life” if he/she can afford it. But to be so callous as to look down on one’s own kababayans just because they make your trip a little less perfect? Copious amounts of Jo Malone perfume can’t mask this pretentious woman’s obvious lack of basic human decency.