Thursday, October 24, 2019

Gretchen Barretto Scandal

Atong Ang is no stranger to controversy. But this time, his name has made headlines after several members of the Barretto clan – sisters Gretchen, Marjorie, Claudine and their nieces – fought during the wake of Barretto patriarch Miguel.

Recalling what led to their position while sleeping, as seen in the photo, Ang narrated: “Si Gretchen kasi, very close sa akin, parang kapatid ko talaga ‘yan. Katabi ko. Kuwento nang kuwento, inaantok na ako. Ang daming sinasabi kasi makuwento talaga ‘yan.

“Sabi ko, ‘G, matutulog na muna ako, sige na.’ Kaya ginano’n ko ‘yung kamay niya. ‘Tama na muna, matutulog na muna ako.’ Siguro stewardess ‘yung kumuha ng picture. Hindi ko tinatanggi ‘yun.”

Ang also shrugged off photos of him holding hands with Gretchen as indications of chivalry. “Kung naglalakad, gentleman tayo, tatawid tayo, alangan naman hindi mo hawakan ang isang tao. Anak ko nga, lagi kong kaakbay, e,” he said.

Being seen in public frequently with Gretchen, Ang added, is nothing out of the ordinary since they’re business partners. Gretchen after all has investments in his cockfighting and casino ventures.

Ang has long been hounded by rumors that he is involved romantically to several members of the Barretto clan. He's been linked to sisters Gretchen and Claudine, and their niece Nicole. It was Marjorie herself who said Ang was Nicole's boyfriend of almost 5 years.

The viral photos of Ang and Gretchen came after Marjorie answered in a televised interview the accusations hurled at her by sister Gretchen, in relation to the reported scuffle during the wake at The Heritage Park in Taguig.

Ang, Marjorie alleged, was the boyfriend of their niece Nicole for five years — until Gretchen supposedly “stole” him from Nicole. These claims were already denied by Ang in an earlier statement, saying Gretchen and her long-time partner Tonyboy Cojuangco are business partners, and Nicole was his former employee.

He insisted that his links to Gretchen are only because of business. He added that he also does business with Tonyboy Cojuangco, Gretchen's longtime partner.

He explained his links to Claudine, the youngest of the Barretto sisters, saying he helped her mend ties with a family he happens to be close to.

But he did skirt around the question of whether Nicole was his girlfriend. "Siyempre hindi naman tama sa lalaki, ako pa magsasabi girlfriend ko siya (It wouldn't sound right for me, the man, to say if she was my girlfriend or not)," he said.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Buhay ni John Denver

Pinagbintangan siyang nagnakaw ng iPad–isang kasalanang hindi niya ginawa. Para siyang aswang—usap-usapan din ang kanyang kapitbahay sa Pandan, Antique karugtong ang sabi-sabi na pumapatay ito sa kanilang lugar. Sa pelikulang “John Denver Trending” ni Arden Rod Condez, tinalakay ang ugnayan ng teknolohiya at kwentong-bayan—sistematikong suliranin sa usapin ng hustisya, uri, at moralidad.

Buhay pa rin ang mga problema ng nakaraan sa kasalukuyan. Ang simpleng pagtanod sa social media ay katumbas ng kawalan ng paninindigan sa anumang dalawang nagtutunggaling isyu. Ngunit hindi lamang ito ang usapan, ang diin ay kung wala at ayaw mong pumanig, nasa kampo ka ng mapaniil.

Dahil sangkot ka sa buhay ni John Denver. Sa iyong pag-upo sa sinehan, nararamdaman mo ang inis, hirap, at higit, pagkakasala dahil sa kabuuan ng pelikula, wala kang ginawa. Harap-harapan nang nilalapastangan ang karapatan ng mga bata. Iminulat ka sa katotohanang ikaw ay may pribilehiyo bilang isang tao dahil nakaupo ka lang naman gayundin malakas ang internet mo sa selpon.

Bahagi si John Denver ng atrasadong komunidad kung saan kahit mga batayang pangangailangan ay hirap pang makamtan. Sa isang kubo, pinagkakasya nila ang kanilang mga sarili. Tanging radyo lang ang pinagkukunan ng impormasyon. Sa panahon ng kagipitan, ang mga tulad ni John Denver ang araw-araw ay humaharap sa mukha ng kahirapan, doble ang dagok ng krisis.

Mahusay na naikahon ang mga puntong ito sa teknikal na mga aspeto ng pelikula. Mahusay na nasilip ng mga tao sa mata ng aswang ang pelikula sa mapaglarong galaw ng sinematograpiya nito. Sa una ay kalmado ngunit parang aswang na bigla-biglang umaatake. Tulad ng mental health, walang mukha at walang pasubali ang pag-atake.

"Ang simpleng pagtanod sa social media ay katumbas ng kawalan ng paninindigan sa anumang dalawang nagtutunggaling isyu. Ngunit hindi lamang ito ang usapan, ang diin ay kung wala at ayaw mong pumanig, nasa kampo ka ng mapaniil.

Dahil sangkot ka sa buhay ni John Denver. Sa iyong pag-upo sa sinehan, nararamdaman mo ang inis, hirap, at higit, pagkakasala dahil sa kabuuan ng pelikula, wala kang ginawa."

Subalit hindi nabantayan ang aspetong ito sa personal na buhay ni John Denver dahil hindi sila abot ng mga impormasyong patungkol sa mental health. Kung kaya hindi nagpanggap ang pelikula na mental health ang paksa nito.

Dahil bahagi ito ng mas malaking suliraning panlipunan. Matapang na tumugon ang nanay ni John Denver salungat sa paratang sa kaniyang anak—patunay na bagaman lagi’t laging pinagsasamantalahan ay hindi kailanman upos ang paglaban.

Hindi na naiwan sa isipan ang tunay na kumuha ng iPad o kung totoo nga bang may aswang, dahil yayakapin mo ang kwento ni John Denver, yayakapin mo ang bata nang hindi lamang lumuluha kundi nang nakakuyom din ang palad.

ayon sa kwento ni Rex Menard Cervales

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cinemalaya 2019 Best Performance of an Actor JANSEN MAGPUSAO for John Denver Trending

Cinemalaya 2019 Best Performance of an Actor: JANSEN MAGPUSAO for John Denver Trending

The movie is close to my heart (pounded to the core during the almost two-hour screening) for two reasons: First, the movie is in Kinaray-a, the language of my province- Antique. It has English subtitles for non-Antiqueños. Second, it’s about the scourge of online disinformation – the issue that our group, VERA Files, is actively helping to fight.

The movie was shot in its entirety in Pandan, a town in the northern part of Antique ,where the family of the current representative, Loren Legarda, comes from. The Zaldivar family (the late Supreme Court Justice Calixto Zaldivar, former Governor Enrique Zaldivar, former Governor Sally Perez-Zaldivar) are also from Pandan.


The movie is rich in local sound and color. One even hears in the background the” tiktik.” In our childhood days, we were told that was the sound of the “aswang.”

JOHN DENVER TRENDING, NOW SHOWING!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Dirty & arrogant player?

Daniel Kickert of Australia was the one who shoved Matthew Wright during warm ups, he was also the one who gave the elbow to Roger Pogoy’s blind side that started the brawl. Dirty & arrogant player.

THE coach of the Philippines basketball team involved in a sickening brawl with Australia overnight has extraordinarily accused Boomers star Daniel Kickert of attacking his players before the game even started — a claim the Australian camp vehemently rejects. Speaking after the FIBA World Cup qualifier was brought to shame by disgusting scenes of players being punched, kicked and having chairs thrown at them — as even fans became involved in the violence — Chot Reyes launched a stinging attack on Kickert, placing the blame for the ugly affair squarely on his shoulders.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Iphone 7 girl

Leaked photos of Victoria including her being nude and touching her private part gone popular in social media sites. The photos garnered thousands of shares and views by netizens.

Isiah Victoria, Iphone 7 girl photo scandal became viral and trending online on January 5. 2017. Isiah Victoria offers her body having sex to a guy in exchange of Iphone 7.

Isiah Victoria and Ferdhie Luzviminda Panteleon conversations being uploaded in facebook buy Victoria denied the allegations telling it is fake.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

President Fidel V. Ramos Scandals

The controversies & Scandals of former President Fidel V. Ramos


This is a very interesting read mostly taken from Wikipedia. Do your own research because there seems to be a lot more to be uncovered.

Clark Centennial Expo Scandal
Supposedly, one of his notable contributions to the Philippines was the revival of nationalistic spirit by embarking on a massive promotion campaign for the centennial of Philippine Independence celebrated on June 12, 1998.

However, charges of alleged massive corruption or misuse of funds blemished the resulting programs and various projects, one of which was the Centennial Expo and Amphitheater at the former Clark Air Base in Angeles City, Pampanga, supposedly Ramos' pet project.

The commemorative projects, particularly those undertaken at the former Clark Air Base, were hounded by illegal electioneering and corruption controversies even years after the Centennial celebrations. A special report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) showed how the projects relating to the Expo site not only revealed the extravagance and inefficiency of the administration, but also served as convenient vehicle to effect election fund-raising for the LAKAS political party of Ramos at the expense of the tax-paying Filipinos and in violation of the Election Code.

The Centennial Expo Pilipino project, intended to be the centerpiece for the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the country's independence from Spain, also earned extensive criticisms for being an expensive white elephant project that disadvantaged the government at the cost of P9 billion, or 1.7 percent of the country's 1998 national budget.

Six ranking Ramos cabinet members and officials, headed by Chairman Salvador Laurel (former Vice-President) of the Centennial Commission were cleared by the Ombudsman and Sandigan Bayan (People's Court). Ramos appeared before a Congressional Committee in October 1998 to help exonerate said officials of any wrongdoing.

PEA-Amari Scandal
President Fidel Ramos was accused of corruption in the PEA-Amari deal. The controversial deal involved the acquisition of 158 hectares of reclaimed land on Manila Bay that was to be converted into so-called Freedom Islands. The deal was forged in April 1995 as part of the Ramos administration's Manila Bay Master Development Plan (MBMDP).

The PEA-Amari deal – in addition to other projects in Manila Bay - displaced over 3,000 fishing and coastal families in Manila Bay just to give way to what fisherfolk activists from Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) described as "an immoral, illegal and grossly unconstitutional state venture".

Ramos denied accusations that the PEA-Amari deal was clinched to benefit members of the ruling Lakas-NUCD as alleged by opposition groups. However, ex- solicitor general Franciso Chavez filed a petition to nullify the PEA-Amari deal because the government stood to lose billions of pesos in the sale of reclaimed lands to Amari.

On April 25, 1995, PEA entered into a joint venture with Amari to develop Freedom Islands and on June 8 of the same year, Ramos okayed deal. On November 29, 1996, then-Senate President Ernesto Maceda delivered a privilege speech assailing the deal as the "grandmother of all scams".

Role in EDSA 2 ouster of President Joseph Estrada
A longstanding criticism of Ramos was whether his role in the Estrada ouster was motivated by his fear of being prosecuted in connection with the Centennial Expo and other scams.

When Estrada was given executive clemency after having been found guilty of plunder by the special Sandiganbayan court in September 2007,

Ramos heavily criticized Arroyo's decision. Estrada's son, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, retaliated by asking Ramos to first "come clean" on the alleged multi-billion-peso anomalies involved in the PEA-AMARI, IPP and other deals negotiated during his term.

Sold Petron to Aramco
This resulted to the loss of the government's effective leverage on domestic oil prices. Along with the deregulation of the entire oil industry, Petron's privatization is blamed for the continuing surge in oil prices that has particularly proved to be deleterious to the masses amidst the obtaining high petroleum costs in the global market.

Sold National Steel Corporation to the Malaysians
The National Steel Corporation was Philippine-owned and the biggest steel mill in Asia at that time. The steel mill was located in Iligan City.

Wikileaks Exposé
On August 30, 2011, Wikileaks exposed reports sent by the United States Embassy in Manila that contain detail that the Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi allegedly contributed USD 20,000 to the presidential campaign of Ramos in 1992.

The report said it was former House Speaker Jose de Venecia who brought Ramos to Gaddafi. Reports said that Ramos and De Venecia "had been engaged in shady dealings in both Libya and Iraq involving construction contracts for his firm, and had tried to "repay" his Libyan benefactors by acting as their front man and errand boy." The same report added that there was a lot of speculation when Ramos and De Venecia left for a secret trip abroad in middle of the 1992 campaign, and implied that this connection with the Libyan government was one of the objectives.

Section 95 of the Philippines' Omnibus Election Code enumerates prohibited sources of political contributions and one of them is " Foreigners and foreign corporations."

In addition, "It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or receive any contribution from any of the persons or entities enumerated herein," the Code said. Sec. 81 of the Code also states,"It shall be unlawful for any foreigner, whether judicial or natural person, to aid any candidate or political party, directly or indirectly, or take part in or influence in any manner any election, or to contribute or make any expenditure in connection with any election campaign or partisan political activity."

The Wikileaks exposé makes Ramos administratively and criminally liable under the law. If charged and convicted for this offense, he can be fined and imprisoned.

Monday, September 19, 2016

LAST MAN STANDING

She won a seat in the Senate and promised to insist on the rule of law;
She headed the Justice Committee to fight for the rule of law and to do justice for all;
She spoke out against the powers that be despite being forewarned to desist therefrom;
She lobbied a verbal grenade on extrajudicial killings covered by media within and without and in response, insults volleyed and thundered from the god of gods himself, echoed by the man on Justice with scales uneven and eyes with no blindfold;
She proceeded with her hearings on EJK and with cries of anguish from witnesses orphaned and widowed, came the hoof steps of international media thundering upon our shores, wailing and gnashing of killings that blighted a once hopeful nation;
While most others cowered in fear, she with a few, ventured further with the EJK hearings and came forth Matobato;
From whose mouth uttered the same senseless murders that the Great Eagle Father boasted during the campaign and which his defeated echo chamber tried hard to extinguish from the senate floor, only to be shamed by a simple answer: "Grade One Lang po ako"!
Despite statements belittling his testimony, and the growing threat of a flow of credibility turning into a tsunami of truth, the Senate, through its wisest member, proceeded to declare the Justice committee vacant.
And so the Senate acquiesced, save with the Fantastic Four, who stood by their confrere, betrayed by one not worthy to be called an ally who could not rise above personal animosity, she lost her chairmanship.
But in the end, she did not waver, nor did she lose this war of nerves. The people will remember this day as the day the
 Think before you speak
Senate lost its cherished independence. And the day that started the ever tightening grip on our civil liberties and democracy as we know it.
We will also remember today as the day that the last man standing in the Senate is a woman.
Her name is Leila de Lima.
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