Jojo A. Robles

Bubble, bubble

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Is Jesse Colombo the Anderson Cooper of the Philippine economic situation? And will the worldwide economic press that the Philippine government has long been using to paint a rosy picture of growth wise up, as well, to the propaganda?

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Napoles’ mentor?

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So, the now-insanely famous Janet Lim Napoles is about to testify in the Senate about how, basically, she got rich by converting money intended for government projects into cash to line her and her favored lawmakers’ pockets.

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Ineptocracy

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As Dave Barry said, I am not making this up: The ambassador of Thailand, Prasas Prasasvinitchai, was warned that he would be recalled to his home country if he did not course a shipment of relief goods donated to the Philippines through the, uh, proper channels.

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Boy Sisi, again

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Some days, this column simply writes itself. When you have a President whose default response to adverse news is to blame his predecessor, more than halfway into his own term, then all the commentary you have to do, as Will Rogers advised, is to report the facts.

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Abnormal

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Senate President Franklin Drilon and Senator Francis Escudero have condemned looters in Tacloban City and other places hit by Typhoon Yolanda. But I confess that I don’t remember either of these two fine gentlemen uttering a word against the theft of billions in pork barrel funds by their own colleagues in Congress.

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A strange incident

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President Noynoy Aquino didn’t plan on staying nine days in Zamboanga City originally. But it appears that he was forced to do so, because the military and his own security group decided that he was safer there until the threat of an alleged plot to remove him from office was evaluated.

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Noynoy’s all alone

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Senate President Franklin Drilon asked the president of a major network to fire a prominent broadcast journalist who has been critical of him. Then, in true two-faced politician fashion, Drilon had the nerve to deny that he did just that to the broadcaster, when they met.

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‘Baboy’

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To paraphrase someone famous, who was unfortunately not speaking in reference to Senate President Franklin Drilon: “Saan ka kumukuha ng kapal ng mukha?”

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‘Boy Scout’ Aquino

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To paraphrase Friedrich Nietzche, finding out that you’ve been told a lie isn’t as bad as realizing that you can no longer believe in the person who lied to you. And when the liar pretends to be an upright person, it’s that much worse.

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Nobody home

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When the President says he has to be in Zamboanga to oversee military operations and improve the morale of the troops, how can we be sure if that’s where he really is? More importantly, is it the President’s job to act like he’s some sort of military field commander at all?

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