To Be Or Not TV

Finally, A TV At Last!

Ang Galling Pinoy party-list Representative Mikey Arroyo announced that her mother, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, will soon be getting a radio and television set inside the Presidential Suite of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).

This was because Judge Jesus Mupas of the Pasay RTC branch 112  Regional Trial Court (RTC) already allowed Arroyo to have TV and radio access in detention, as well as one hour daily of sunlight.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) lawyers earlier said that they had no objection to Arroyo’s request for a television and radio. They also posed no objection to Arroyo’s request to be allowed to walk and get some sun inside the VMMC compound every day, and to attend Mass at the VMMC chapel on Sundays, provided that the former President has ample security.

They also did not object to requests that Arroyo’s lawyers be allowed to use cellphones and laptops inside the VMMC provided that they bring these items with them when they leave the hospital.

However, the Arroyo lawyers had to seek permission from the court first before bringing in their personal laptops and cellphones since the Philippine National Police is strict in implementing the court’s orders.

On the other hand, the Comelec lawyers still objected to Arroyo’s request to use a laptop and cellphone.

There is still no news if Mupas has ruled on Arroyo’s pending motion to be allowed to undergo house arrest during Christmas.

A source at Veterans said a television set was already brought in by Arroyo’s lawyers when they visited her a few days ago. The source also said Arroyo went out of the presidential suite at around 8 a.m. so she could take in some sun.

Arroyo’s Handwritten Letter

In other news, Arroyo also issued a statement on a piece of a yellow paper (in compliance with the hospital’s strict policy of disallowing communication devices inside the presidential suite – why hasn’t anybody suggested a manual or even an electronic typewriter?) asking Filipinos to continue praying for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong”, which battered several areas in Mindanao last week.

Arroyo lived in Iligan City during her childhood.

Statement of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, December 19,2011

“Maluwalhating Pasko po sa lahat. Kasama ng aking pagbati ang kalungkutang nararamdaman ng sambayanan sa sinapit na trahedya ng ating mga kababayan sa Mindanao, kasama ang Iligan kung saan matagal akong nanirahang nang bata pa akong maliit. Nakikiisa ako sa buong bansang nakikiramay sa pagkawala ng napakaraming buhay pati na rin mga nasalanta na nawalan ng tahanan nitong nakaraang bagyo.

Umabot sa kaalaman ng inyong lingkod ang lawak ng kalamidad at pagkasira ng kabuhayan ng mga sawing palad nating mga kababayan. Sana ang lahat ay mag alay ng dasal para sa kanilang kaligtasan, nawa’y dumamay ang marami sa ating mga kababayan at ibahagi ang pagtulong sa kanilang pagunahing pangangailangan. Nawa’y ang kapwa kong opisyal ng pamahalaan ay iwaksi ang di pagkakaunawaan at magtulung-tulong upang mabigyan lunas kaagad ang kanilang malungkot na kinasapitan.

Patuloy po tayong manalig at magdasal sa poong maykapal upang gabayan tayong lahat at bigyan tayo ng sapat na lakas upang makatawid at mangibabaw sa kapahamakang ito.

ISANG MAKABULAHANG PASKO PO SA LAHAT AT PAGPALAIN TAYONG LAHAT NG ATING MAHAL NA PANGINOON.”

Hhhmmm….Mukhang may political color ang mensaheng ito. Atin ngang i-decipher:

“kasama ang Iligan kung saan matagal akong nanirahang nang bata pa akong maliit”
bata pa akong maliit = little girl
Pa-simpleng pagpaalala ito ng “alleged” banta sa kanyang buhay na “put the little girl to sleep.” Story fabrication. Perjury!

“Nawa’y ang kapwa kong opisyal ng pamahalaan ay iwaksi ang di pagkakaunawaan”
Ano ibig sabihin nito? That the government can’t get its act together? Malinaw na destabilization ito. Sedition!

“Patuloy po tayong manalig at magdasal sa poong maykapal”
Under whose authority is she asking prayers from? Hindi ba niya alam na ang pamilyang Cojuangco-Aquino lang ang may exclusive appointed authority and power of attorney sa Poong Maykapal? False representation!

In another handwritten message Arroyo said she and members of the House minority bloc will donate their salaries to jumpstart the collection of donations for Sendong victims.

“Ako at ang minorya  sa mababang kapulungan ay nag-aalay ng aming sahod upang umpisahan ang paglikom pondo upang makatugon sa agarang pangangailangan ng mga apektado nating kababayan sa mga lugar na nasalanta lalung lalu na sa Cagayan de Oro iligan at mga karatig lugar,” she said.

She said the donations will be coursed through Caritas, Red Cross and other charitable organizations chosen by minority lawmakers.

In her message, the former President urged Filipinos to do away with lavish Christmas parties this year and instead use the money to help the victims of Sendong.

Pnoy has already cancelled his Cabinet Christmas Party, and many others have already put off holding lavish Christmas parties and instead encouraged donation drives for Typhoon Sendong victims.

Help CDO. One For Iligan! All for Typhoon Sendong Victims!

Another Publicity Stunt to Get Sympathy?

“Lahat talaga ginagawa para makakuha ng simpatya, hehehe. Sabi nga ni Susan Roces, “Hindi naman galing sa puso”. Sana pati si Fidel Ramos at Erap gumawa na rin ng statement para sa mga taga CDO at Iligan.”

“We may put color (whatever color we want) but as someone who lived for several years in a place that was hardly hit by a storm, and being a former president at that, no one can question the intention of the person unless you can read what her heart really feels.”

Or First To Express Her Sympathy?

“Buti pa si Pandak kahit nakakulong nakapag-palabas pa ng statement concerning sa mga lagay ng biktima ng Sendong. Eh si PeNoy? Kahit yung kintab ng ulo niya hindi maaninag.”

“Lately lang napasugod si Pnoy ng binuko ng tweet ni Valerie Concepcion. Si bise-presidente negro nga nauna pa kay PNoy sa affected areas eh.”

All Words, No Action?
“Hindi kailangan ng message, ang kailangan dito hindi lip or written service. Hindi naman sila mabubusog sa letter na iyan at hindi malilibing ng maayos ang patay dahil sa letter na iyan. Her family stole billions from this country, ano ba naman ang P100 Million na donation? Para naman mabawasan ng kahit kaunti ang pagdurusa niya sa impyerno.”

“Sana magdonate siya kahit maliit na halaga ng part ng mga ninakaw nya, ibalik nya sa mamamayan!”

Or Hands On?

“Buti pa si Mrs. Pidal noon, kahit dahil sa “photo-op,” hands-on. E yung PaNutsa, hanggang delegate lang. Order this so and so. Mrs. Pidal might be a cheater, even a murderer but my gawd she’s hands on. Not like someone, SPOILED BRAT?”

“Hands on? Hands-on sa pagiging show-off at pagiging plastic!”

Who’s To Blame?

“Ang inaabangan ko lang eh yung official statement ni PeNoy na kasalanan ni Pandak ang bagyong Sendong. Puede rin kasalanan ni Corona. Kung hindi dahil sa iyo, nakapag-concentrate ang administrasyong Aquino sa paghahanda sa mga natural calamities. Kung hindi ka nangurakot, may pondo sana na magagamit pambili ng mga gamit at supplies. Kasalanan mo ito, Gloria! -Noytards

“Baka iyong mga sisters niya ang mag bigay ng official statement .. Naghahanda pa raw si abnoy sa mga susunod na party …hehehe”

Gloria while writing her hand-written statement: 

” Hay, naku..kasi naman si Noy, hindi kunin ang serbisyo ni Lupita para mag “I am sorry” na lang sya.”

“O kaya man, ang serbisyo na lang ng loyal kong aso, este, Horn pala… She can be his apologist..Sanay na sanay na siyang magsinungaling at magmukhang kawawa sa harap ng TV…”

Final Note/Huling Hirit:

There is no argument.

In times of national crisis, the President should be on top of things ASAP.

He has to see for himself at ground zero, so that he will feel the urgency and the dire situation that his people are in.

And his personal presence  would play a strong role to the morale of his people.

Gloria, keep watching on your TV!

We’ll be sending you a typewriter!

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