May 31, 2020
House Bill 5313
You can read the bill for ethnolinguistic flags and signages through the heading's link. The image below it is there to show why there's no reason for this congressional bill, neither practicality nor principle. But before we discuss this pretty picture, let me offer my preliminary dismissal of this proposal for not even detailing how it will deal with the many areas it is irreconcilable with the preceding flag herald republic act or as to who can and cannot initiate flags and signages at the regional level before the NHI or KWF or the senate or the courts step in. Why is it even aiming for singularized national culture? Ask if it is equally useless as bill 6280 which purports to retool the national language commission. If a lawmaker thinks an existing law is bad then it deserves excision but instead they attempt to supplement these legal cancers.
If you have seen inside groceries the Chinese sign pictured above limiting you to only 5 essential Lucky Me high sodium noodles in tiny packs, try understanding how pointless it is to add laws when the trade department itself arbitrarily operates outside the law in the same manner that our substandard schools are encouraged to teach Mandarin and Korean. It demonstrates just how contemptible MTB-MLE is to the education department who is in charge of it. ABS-CBN had been the perfect assassin for killing the non-Tagalog languages since the late 1980s. So enough of that KWF and flag-herald bullshit, work on repelling the enemies of our languages, understand that only by being anti-Tagalog will you help your language avoid death.
The Charter change drive is not a government priority for now as the country deals with the coronavirus pandemic, Malacañang declared on Monday. https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/05/18/charter-change-not-a-priority-during-pandemic-says-roque
GMA NEWS Zubiri files bill extending Bayanihan law until September 30
INQUIRER Senate moves to extend Bayanihan law, expand Duterte powers
Coronavirus from China and constitution made for Manila and Tagalogs are the same. They are the curse our people bear day to day. Duterts, the Congs and senaturds have decided to make us live with these two for as long as they can. They might pick a guy like the local undersecretary to blabber fancifully on microsurgical constitutional amendment and related fantasy tales but everything remains headed back to the bog of Marcos-Aquino autarky we've marched in circles around for five decades. The 2016 campaign promise of Duterts was a less burdensome constitution and less bureaucratic garbage (regs and pers). What we got in 2020 is more Pinoy Bayanihan shit all over the place.
Are we all going to die?
COVID-19 cases breakdown (PH) (as of May 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM) BBC News US coronavirus deaths top 100,000 The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
Confirmed Cases: 14,669
BBC News US coronavirus deaths top 100,000 The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
Innumeracy is a lot more common here than you are probably aware of. Most people's minds become cloudy or mucked up when dealing with numbers that are bigger than 1-2-3. Many still fall for pyramiding scams because of this prevalent mental deficiency. If you can compute that America has a thousand times more coronavirus problems than we have then you are more or less an educated person. If the additional knowledge that the United States is three times bigger than the Philippines leads you to conclude roughly that we face a chinavirus situation 300 times less severe than America's then you're a normal person. If you realize your lockdown mistakes early enough and lift these then you are an ideal political leader. How many politicians in this country have normal minds and proper education?
Being good at politics requires a certain kind of mental illness. No sensible person...no normal person wants this job, no emotionally healthy, well-adjusted human being will... (Kevin Williamson in a recent NR podcast)
Governor of Florida was maliciously criticized for loosening their lockdown on the day that 500 new cases were reported. Actually there were 75,000 test results opened by the famed retirement state on that day and the positivity percentage was much less than one percent. Based on that statistic alone I would castigate him for having started a moderate (compared to the insane Philippines) lockdown in the first place but the sensible Repulican governor did not know yet about the low severity of epidemiolgic infection the China virus had on his state therefore he was only being prudent. The excessive Philippine response since March has been a baseless we are all going to die hysteria over something that they have never shown to be more than an insignificant threat here. Don't tell me that Floridian lives are less precious than Philippine lives.
inquirer_chinavirus_hospitals_illegal.pdf (for the many, many infected Chinamen working illegally in the Philippines thru bribery)
The BBC chart tells you that all things being equal and having been initially allowed unhindered entry, the virus thrives best in select countries. As unexceptional a country as we clearly are, there'd be even less cases if we stopped China from persistently sending viruses here. And even fewer if only the coercive microquarantines enforced by local dimwits did not recklessly spread infections among the forcibly confined instead of isolating the vectors of Chinavirus contagion through cooperative and voluntary options. Sweden teaches us the uselessness of arbitrary quarantining, how much better mutual trust and discipline is with a correctly informed citizenry. Salute not only the Swedes but the brave and freedom-loving people of Hongkong too.
newsinfo.inquirer.net/1281681/104-covid-19-test-kits-now-available-for-commercial-use-in-ph 104 COVID-19 test kits now available for commercial use in PH May 27, 2020
Health Undersecretary admitted inaccuracy
• Lack of disease surveillance officers
• Possibility of duplication cases based on similar names
• Possibility of duplication based on retesting of individual
None of them bothered to reflect two weeks after the lockdown&shutdown mania began whether the actual situation is bad or unremarkable. They added to the problem by mostly using defective test kits bought from China by DOH at the usual overpriced rates. The test results pile up daily but these include the cumulative false negatives and positives recorded. Of the several hundred dead we don't know how many were attributed through post-mortem guesswork. They can't just redo everything knowing how they squander limited resources. And if you harbor China's virus, scare tactics and stigmatization by government and media will likely convince you to conceal what you don't want them to know. What's most scary to me though is that there are 104 different kinds of test kits they have their hands on and I am completely ignorant as to whether they are doing any quality control.
The first lesson to be learned from the 2020 Quarantine is that the only lockdown Cebu ever needed is the kind that shuts out the Tagalog national language from all of its communities. Something that no government official in Cebu has done. The Tagalog word gilas best describes this, the itch to show off regardless of one's lack of ability. The dragon (word that hints Chinese creature) lady who started this insane lockdown because she "knows" what is best for us is suddenly refusing responsibility for whatever it is that has anything to do with the "health of workers" adversely affected by her economic shutdown. Anyway with fruits and vegetables becoming not only scarcer but more expensive, expect more unhealthy victims of Miss Government.
It maybe is too unfair to state that just about their only achievement is the abolition of accountability in public service. What is the difference between impudence and being prudent? Prudence you should know but there is nothing really negative about impudence until you attach reckless before it. Which is something you can say about government policy in general and their testing shenanigans in particular. Some politicians are even using it to buy votes in advance.
A House panel on Tuesday approved the proposed P1.3-trillion economic stimulus measure to address the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. House panel OKs stimulus package philstar.com
Arithmetic lesson: One trillion is one million times one million. The perks are still coming so don't expect them to stop what they are doing until their coronavirus appetites are satiated.
May 23, 2020
Where is the virus from China?
(let's start our adventure with these headline stories)
gmanetwork.com/news/story/738508 ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, MGQ, new normal: How they differ from one another
gmanetwork.com/news/story/738935 AFP, PNP, not LGUs, to distribute 2nd tranche of social amelioration aid
gmanetwork.com/news/story/738933 Duterte on Sinas amid mananita controversy: Ako yung ayaw na malipat siya
gmanetwork.com/news/story/738901 Duterte declares May 25 holiday for Eid’l Fitr; reminds observance of social distancing
philstar.com/headlines/2020/05/20/2015249/160-psg-positive-covid-19 At least 160 personnel of the Presidential Security Group have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on the mandatory rapid testing implemented by the PSG to ensure that no infected personnel will be detailed to President Duterte and members of the first family.
Don't ask about the money diverted for those homo-sounding quarantine initials because you know whose hands grabbed it, whose pockets bulge with it, ask something less obvious. We've seen lockdowns and shutdowns everywhere but where's the coronavirus? They might say it's because of the splendorously efficacious quarantines arbitrarily set by the local officials of Cebu in coordination with the monkey appointed by Duterte to the Visayas. They might try to frighten you with the hundred plus Duterte bodyguards infected this month or the thousand plus healthworkers who were last month. But it is all very fishy. Why do the bodyguards of Duterte have so much face to face interaction with the Chinamen who brought the virus here? It's the same level of senselessness as cigarette and liquor banning. You have no right to oppose them, they have every right to be exempt. And why in this time of "crisis emergency" is a Muslim holiday in a country where Muslims are less than 5% considered topmost national priority by the president?
Dominguez- Liquor, cigarette restrictions to stay as health top priority amid pandemic _ INQUIRER.net April 27, 2020
As of the same date above, 1,245 healthcare workers were counted in the 7,777 cases here of the virus from China. As far as I can see from where I stand, the few cases of infection that we had would have been even fewer if not for the mishandling of subjects and non-subjects by government personnel. Truth was they never knew what to do that's why they took action against tobacco and alcoholic beverage sales just for the sake of taking action. I do not doubt how much better our situation will be today if the government took no action or had rather locked-down and shutdown itself. The people of Hongkong never for a moment had any use for their China-puppet government. It makes all the difference if you have the sort of people who know how to use their head and deal with a problem sensibly. Terrible would the Hongkongers' fate be once the Communist-Fascist Chinese fully take over.
bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-52762291 China security law 'could be end of Hong Kong'
The New York Times COVID-19 cases breakdown (PH) (as of May 21, 2020 - 4:00 PM)
The coronavirus has been slower to take hold in Africa than on other continents, according to the numbers released daily by the WHO, and testing in some places has been lacking. But hot spots are beginning to emerge. https://nyti.ms/368719z Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One of Africa’s Alarming Hot Spots
Confirmed Cases: 13,434
The New York Times
COVID-19 cases breakdown (PH) (as of May 21, 2020 - 4:00 PM)
I think it is reasonable to posit that there had been a thousand daily deaths that are partly or wholly attributable to infectious diseases since the dengue president came to power in 2010. Out of the million plus that die annually. How worrisome are those 846 deaths in five months of the grand coronavirus superepidemic that visited us from China? If the vastly more sophisticated and well-governed USA has a hundred times plus more infection cases than our backward country's 13,434, I would conclude that this habitually meddlesome government has successfully fused its bayanihan genome onto the virus to secure for us what already is the worst possible outcome. Meaning government and virus in habalhabal tandem have already done their worst, so smile everyone.
Wrong information and lousy advice given by WHO makes the situation worse both in countries like Italy which had a real contagion and in others like the Philippines which has a small-time epidemic. Theoretical question, what if on the day the virus came here from its home in China the central and local governments of the Philippines all vanish mysteriously? What would then be the results? Almost exactly the same virus infection numbers and attributable fatalities? Alarms here and alarms there for the past four months yet coronavirus has been a bust in Africa as it has been here.
newsinfo.inquirer.net/1278500/duques-second-wave-revelation-proves-admins-incompetence-in-fighting-covid-19 Duque’s ‘second wave’ revelation proves admin’s incompetence in fighting COVID-19
newsinfo.inquirer.net/1278434/duque-on-asymptomatic-covid-19-cases May 20, 2020 WHO has no proof yet that asymptomatic COVID-19 cases are contagious – Duque
These bozos ought to have seen by the second week of the quarantine shutdown they started mid-March that despite the seemingly unquestionably ideal conditionalities for the virus to thrive here, we had nowhere near the high R transmission waves that hit the northern Italy and New York regions. This week Orion of CorrectMovement posted: "The Philippines is UNIQUE in the ASEAN region of having so many POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, PUNDITS, JOURNALISTS, TV HOSTS, NEWS ANCHORS, and other opinionated talking heads who are so pathetically STUPID, IGNORANT, and LAZY-TO-LEARN Low IQ." This more than explains why the coronavirus officials upped the ante on their scare propaganda based on fake science and genuine greed. The power trip was so overpowering they just could not stop.
For all their pompous talk of massive testing, I haven't seen it done anywhere and do not know of a single person who has undergone it, much less the quality certification of the test itself because maybe half these testing products are not quite reliably reliable. Made in China you know.
Best outcome in my opinion of any principality vis the unleashed virus is not Vietnam regardless of their remarkably low, low incidence. Circumstances environmental and demographic favored the Vietnamese, they were spared high influx of China-origin spreaders. Taiwan gets the second highest marks for avoiding the zarzuela of a fake lockdown wherein China disease carriers are given the mananita exemption. If that wasn't so clear, Taiwan no lockdown, Taiwan no China virus either.
Hongkong is it because in spite of their physical vulnerability, intelligent public awareness self-distanced from the China-puppet local government made it possible to control the virus threat. Government played no role in Hongkong because the people wouldn't let it. Lyman Stone in an April interview with Jonah Goldberg on The Dispatch underscored the supreme importance of quality information held by the public in a contagion scenario. You should know what you need to avoid. But what good is this if your incompetent government intervenes with a heavy hand imposing dubious quarantines but allows Chinese movement in and out of the country, how will you be able to avoid the should be avoided? But if it turns out that I am right and they are wrong, the media and the government will not find it easy to explain to the public just how strongly the virus of China finds the Pinoy unattractive.
The defeat of the Cebuano language
First let us start with a short history of the subdialect, the Filipino subdialect national non-language. I mentioned to Jason almost 20 years ago that the same number of years before that, a Bicolano friend wrongly informed me that the Bicol dialect had a number of subdialects. Jason L. pointed out to me that subdialect is a real actual thing, a lower variant of a dialect. Below Tagalog is its Bulacan-Manila dialect and lower than that is its subdialect Filipino, a Nobel Prize-winning invention created out of thin air in UP, something we would laud as a novel virus if only it knew how to evolve or mutate. This was at the height of oratorical ejaculations in the still unsurpassed DILA forum about the importance of our languages not being mistaken as dialects. It never had been of great importance to me though inasmuch as what really felt important in my mind was the prevention of Cebuano from becoming the murder victim of Tagalog, something that the Bicolano languages have apparently become at this point.
When do I say was it defeated? The language of Cebu and most of Visayas-Mindanao was never really beaten in straight combat but rather bamboozled in a game of conspiracy and connivance it didn't even know it was playing in. The first time I felt Cebuano was a lost cause was when the lady governor who had to step down two terms to congresswoman because of the yellowturds, gave Tagalog special showbiz effects a try while on national television during the de Lima witch trial hoping to get a promotion to senator or higher in the next election. Inspired no doubt by the Tagalog Cebuano diglossia of Duterte. But there is room for only one Bisaya provinciano hick at the top rungs.
Moving backward 30 years earlier, maybe it was the time constitution commissioner Davide enabled the continuation of Tagalog as national language of our ultracentralized Imperial Manila oligarchy, prolonging the agony of this Marcos-Aquino national-socialist dystopia we're under. (More than 91.19% of those handpicked commissioners in 1986 were said to reside and scrounge for their livelihood in or around Manila.) But perhaps it was even more than 50 years before that when Osmena dropped his pants, bent over and let Quezon sodomize him.
May 16, 2020
Foolishness ruins the Cebuano nation
NBI nabs teacher who offered P50M to anyone who will kill Duterte
NCR, Laguna, Cebu City placed under modified ECQ until May 31
I have only one thing to say. Public school teachers are so very overpaid that they can afford Jason Bourne-grade triggermen. I looked up the official figures at the time of the latest shutdown-lockdown re-extension announcement.
COVID-19 cases breakdown (PH) (as of May 12, 2020 - 4:00 PM)
Confirmed Cases: 11,350
Going down into their long regional-municipal tally, I noted there were quite a lot of single case municipalities. Bohol, a locked-shut province, in fact has only one infection, no deaths. Four months of monitoring the virus from China and that's their overall total. There I suspect is a quota for some municipalities in many provinces to have one case report and I can't pretend to know why they would doctor their reporting. I only know that this was advertised as a very deadly virus and that makes me frown as to why a single infected person would be unsuccessful in sharing his infection to at least one more in that municipality whether deliberately or inadvertently. These "heroic frontliners" must be so fast that they can instantaneously respond with zero hour isolation and 24/7 detention.
After badmouthing the Pinoy team, I now give due credit to epidemiologist Anders Tegnell for leading the calm and balanced handling of the China virus problem by Sweden. I am so jealous of that country (not China) and am so bitter over the fact that the leaders of Cebu stink to hell. A few thousand more than the few hundred in our Philippines have been killed in Sweden by China's virus but they have never lost their mind. They use science right.
APCs seal Cebu village as virus cases surge _ Inquirer News
cebudailynews.inquirer.net/310347/gwen-says-enough-with-the-suffering-from-covid-19 Gwen says ‘enough’ with the suffering from COVID-19
Half a month ago there were not even 400 cases in Cebu's entire Region 7, now the provincial capital city itself has suddenly matched the Quezon City stats. Blame you governor and mayor as the direct cause of these thousand plus infections by the disease China sent here. You have caused unnecessary suffering but as expected you now bleed your hearts in the public stage.
You are Marcos disciples, all of you there. The kleptodictator declared martial rule at a time when we had overwhelming military superiority over weak insurgencies. What happens when sheep give wolves the benefit of the doubt? Lips are sealed when an entire community of urban poor living under congested conditions is shut inside by armored military trucks, allowing a handful of China virus infections to multiply to a thousand more. Maoist and Moro banditry only became worse in the 1970s and so in 2020 has this one now that we still have the wrong kind of government.
What was accomplished after this entire barrio was locked in by Army tanks and police? The 161 infections that Cebu City had back in April 18 is now times ten. This virus from China had a hard time multiplying here since that day in January when China first deployed it here. The local government gave the virus a helping hand in Barrio Luz but under the guidance of the national government will stand by for additional opportunities to blunder some more.
In short, Quarantine 2020 and Martial Law 1972 both have self-inflicted disaster as their result. The scare tactics used by Marcos blew up in his lupus face. It makes no difference to them how much of a non-necessity or nuisance their excessive measures are to the public but they'll keep on conjuring the excuses to maintain the profitability of this nonsensical charade. If the time of a true crisis comes and these incompetent Aquino-like fools are still around, the ensuing death toll might not be less than one hundred percent.
I predict there will be more Covid millionaires than Covid dead in the Philippines when this is over. One way or the other you can't help becoming skeptical when you thoughtfully consider official data. If I am to believe in the fearsome virulence of China's virus, there is no way that the inconsistently improvised "preventive measures" I've witnessed locally would not have failed under natural conditions to stop hundreds of thousands of infectious transmissions by close range oral nasal droplet exchange. And yet the total infections in the whole of Northern Mindanao can be counted with your fingers and toes. Its proliferation in Philippine settings has only happened so far when "help" was blindly provided.
There might even be a mystical aspect in that slaughterhouses, wetmarkets, hospitals, hospices, places of death are where the newly arrived China virus gets most active. Some have observed it ride the cold air. Why would the virus of death be born in China, the world's Mecca of single bullet executions and of official persecution of Christianity and commercial slaughter of endangered animal species and etc., etc.?
The items below need no commentary though I just have to point out that the Muntinlupa mayor would have gotten a commendation from me had he done this maskmaking thing as early as February and not four months too late.
gmanetwork.com/news/lite/story/738261 Salesman in Agusan arrested for ‘libelous’ post vs. Duterte
Several prospective whistleblowers wanted to be assured of their safety when reporting government officials who violated enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) protocols. Whistleblowers concerned about safety if they report gov’t officials who violate quarantine protocols news.mb.com.ph
#Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has hired more than a hundred seamstresses displaced by the pandemic to produce face masks for city residents. #tribunecovid19watch
Displaced seamstresses make face masks | Metro | Daily Tribune tribune.net.ph
Agents of the #NBI arrested a businesswoman for large-scale sale of adulterated alcohol in Manila. #tribunecovid19watch
NBI stops large-scale adulterated alcohol sale | Metro | Daily Tribune tribune.net.ph
ONE News: Netizens wonder why Radyo Pilipinas came up with a program about China, which has been asserting ownership over South China Sea areas that are also being claimed by the Philippines. State-run Radio Won't Budge On 'Wow China' Despite Backlash | OneNews.PH
Briefly these lumped GMA News headlines will generate a tongue lashing.
Duterte puts NCR, other 'high-risk' areas under modified ECQ
Duterte approves 5M more families for cash aid program
Teacher arrested for allegedly offering P50M to person who could kill Duterte
Are OFWs the only PhilHealth contributors affected by the rate hike to 3%?
Heat index of 49°C in Dagupan, Sangley Point is day's hottest
Hailstones rain down in Nueva Ecija, Baguio City
Well it is a risk that was of their creation but 5 million making it now 20 million families perhaps that the mighty state will be giving sustento to? Wow China! (the name of a program serialized on government radio). All this time I thought I was living in a cash-poor country. And suppose if their next declaration of emergency is Climate Change, what are they going to do now that we've seen all that this forced miniminaliztion of industrial and transport activity has failed in reining in the surface temperament of hailstones? The fools are in charge of foolishness.
May 11, 2020
Duterte should fear God, not China
Has it occurred to the government that their prolonged shutdown-lockdown has in reality saved zero lives? Or to whoever in hell those UP professors are?
It is said that as of May 8 there are 10,463 cases of Chinavirus infections in the entire 300,000 square kilometer 7,000 island Philippines. 696 dead. Contrast that to 30,000 plus each in Britain and Italy and 70,000 in America. The total shutdown-lockdown of this "country" never dealt with the Chinese threat, it instead treats us as if we the citizens who reside here are the threat.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Do lockdowns save many lives? In most places, data say no_April 27, 2020
Two locations in Cebu account for most of its infected cases, Barrio Luz and the provincial jail. As with European hospitals where intially the virus from China spread uncontrollably, confined spaces are very ideal for the contagion to contaminate the unprepared. And boy, were the Italians, Spaniards, French and English, and the Americans, lacking in preparation unlike the Hongkongers and Taiwanese who'd been tragically familiarized with the killer viruses grown in China. Spain and Philippines imposed emergency measures at the same time in March. Spain dealt with a real problem and if they somehow overreacted at least they are now rectifying an abnormal situation. Unlike in our miserable republic.
DSWD already distributing advanced 6-month pension for indigent senior citizens —spokesperson
Planeloads and shiploads of coronavirus from China have been arriving duty-free since January. It's nothing short of a miracle that we are not the worst affected country in the world, but what are we, number 20? Number 30? The only thing clear to me so far is that the addictiveness of lockdown powers is the latest vice ensnaring our abusive officialdom. There is no libertarian tradition or classical liberalism in this "country", even Pimentel was in fact the same big government nationalist as the others are. Big governments produce zombie countries. The bigger a government is, the less life the population living inside it has. Sweden has this sort of big government but one that stays out of the way. Just like with the OS of any computing device you are using, you want it to stay out, to let you do your stuff and not annoy you with irritating notifications and messy updates. Wait a minute, who's paying for all that billions in doleouts?
cebudailynews.inquirer.net/306424/mandaue-city-has-5-new-covid-19-cases Mandaue City has 5 new COVID-19 cases, 17 overall APRIL 29, 2020
gmanetwork.com/news/story/732313 Pentagon looking to provide up to 100,000 body bags for civilians in coronavirus outbreak
So once more I ask an honest question, is there an actual serious emergency here? Because if there is then I demand to know where are the half million body bags we would need in that scenario to even begin disposing the dead in our towns and cities. Regardless that there's no uniformity of test and counting methodologies, of the verifiable global death toll much less than half of one percent is in the Philippines. China's virus is here but for some reason it is encountering a hard time here and it has nothing to do with the government's panicked hypernannying.
China’s UN envoy: Beat virus before probing its origins, China will not invite international experts to investigate the source of COVID-19 until the “final victory” over the virus, Beijing’s UN ambassador in Geneva__cebudailynews.inquirer.net/308466/chinas-un-envoy-beat-virus-before-probing-its-origins
Since they hide the most critical facts about their virus we have only one sane choice, to act under the assumption that China's official decisions between December and February brought about the global dispersal of their deadly disease. Countries caught by surprise by the China disease have suffered in two different ways: lethal contagion or unnecessary total lockdowns. The ones who had been prepared for this will not allow China to harm them. Back in the source country we know not what terrible things have transpired as in did they use respiratory ventilators to deal with their homegrown virus contagion or, in keeping with the Amnesty International tag as the execution mecca of the world, was it machine guns?
I cry for the Philippines, a land crippled by a hopelessly malignant system of government for the last fifty years. If you still do not know how low the quality of its local officials is, judge by the bright decision of one city in Cebu to construct a virus patient isolation facility in the premises of its largest public elementary school. On the bright side, the young children enrolled there will be learning first hand about China CoViD. If the ambassador of China can command the greatest Tagalog singer of our country to sing One Sea, does that not insinuate that our country is not really a country but a province of China?
gmanetwork.com/news/story/732323 PNP chief on Duterte's 'shoot them dead' order: He's just overemphasizing the law
Assuming that this has at any point become a truly lethal outbreak and one infected resident of a municipality manages to slip past the barricade to the next town or city where he infects somebody, will the mayor of the offending town be punished with death by firing squad?
CHR: NTC closure order on ABS-CBN aggravates tough life amid COVID-19 crisis
Tagalog product hawked by Tagalog media
This was my favorite event of the week even though the station's likely replacement is a Tagalog clone. Grieving over them though is the human rights commission. Yeah. Forcibly shutting down provinces seems to be nothing to be concerned about for the rights gang. You are all the same scum.
It was a long time ago, the other year's Sinulog, when PLDT-Smart text blasted Cebuanos with something in Cebuano rather than their usual Tagalog garbage. Maybe it's so rare because they summarily terminate whoever is the employee who dares.
May 5, 2020
Francis lavishes Tagle the Tagalogista supremacist bigot with an undeserved promotion
Told you he is the wrong pope for our Church but not only that, he also wants to ensure that wrong remains with us long after he is no longer around.
April 30, 2020
Consequences of the China virus
Louis Casiano of Fox News provided this death toll back in mid March:
Spanish flu 1918 -- 50 million, 670,000 Americans
HIV/AIDS -- 32 million
Asian flu H2N2 1957 -- 1.1 million
Hong Kong flu 1968 -- 1 million people, 100,000 Americans
Swine flu H1N1 2009 -- 575,000 people
These mortalities help bring the right kind of perspective needed to assess the different kinds of harm done to us by the Chinese coronavirus. What would happen if we did nothing excessively drastic and just allow it to survive/thrive/dissipate the way things do in the natural world? Perhaps a million will have died globally before societies spontaneously make their own natural adjustments to cope with it and in the process hasten the natural development of immunological resiliency. The one thing you need is the right information, the one thing you don't need is baseless fear. At the end of the day, the offer of millions of pesos to the creator of a vaccine will turn out just as laughable as the extreme disruptions forced by government these past months. Compare and recognize. Only then will you understand why all this must be doing wonders for their personal interests.
Duterte to lift lockdown once COVID-19 vaccine is found _ Philippine Daily Inquirer April 25, 2020
Philippines' COVID-19 recoveries continue to widen lead over deaths as infections reach 6,087 gmanetwork.com/news/story/734588 (mid-April)
Back in mid-April, take careful note that of the global toll, one fourth are American while one thousandth only are Philippine. This excludes the secret death tolls of China, Iran and Pyongyang. To further inform on the significance of the situation in the Philippines, the much smaller England has one tenth of the worldwide dead caused by the coronavirus exported by China. Now as to the extraordinarily extreme measures undertaken here, there are only two possible explanations for our having been barely affected thus far in dire comparison. One is that they prevented a horrific outbreak and the other is that the problem they panickingly overreacted to hardly even existed here. The first possibility is believable only if we had a competent and non-corrupt government.
Considering the rarity of competence, public or private, in the Philippines, it is puzzling why the better countries have so many more victims of the China virus. Taiwan being an outstanding exception can be explained by their having long anticipated this threat. Clearly this contagion thrived in the first month of deployment by China to the US and westernmost Europe but not here or Indonesia or India, same ingress yet no contagion in the real sense of the word. Again why? None of us had the public knowledge the Taiwanese and Hongkongers were armed with. Conventional wisdom would make you think the slum environments of Philippine-like countries are ideal for proliferating a killer virus like this one. But instead of us having hundreds of thousands dead, it is the better countries where China's virus has killed tens of thousands. Are we less hospitable to China's virus? Waste no time, try the staysafeph spyware app on your smartphone through Google or Apple and be traced, tracked and tagged by government for the rest of your lifetime.
The aggressive mode of infection is clearly not aerosol which is fortunate because such would require wearing of top-grade masks whereas a manageable mode like droplet exchange means that infected noses and mouths need be covered with cheap masks. Not all experts declare mutual masking to be compulsory though it's probably a good option when within blowing distance from someone potentially capable of face to face transmission. You don't see in Sweden the sort of excessively punitive and prolonged overreaction we're forced to endure here. I can't remember the time when that country had an abusive government. Cool calm collected.
small time tyrants of the coronavirus republic/province of China
Others, even India, now ease their health hazard emergency but over here they escalate ours. It's utterly senseless to send militia to patrol viruses inside a superexclusive gated and fenced subdivision village. For them to barge into a private home in Villa Dasmarinas and deny its Spaniard owner the right to be arrogant inside his property. But sometimes I forget that we are now a province of Communist Fascist China. No matter how minor our virus situation has remained, those in big bad government will consistently overstep their legal functions.
BBC News, 29 April 2020: US Vice-President Mike Pence has visited a top US hospital without wearing a mask. If you don't know yet, Pence is the one in charge of coronavirus control measures in America therefore the guy is the top authority in the world in this crisis. He can do what he wants and I will listen to him before anyone else. France is lifting most of its lockdown in early May if new daily cases do not exceed 3,000 infections. I cannot say if the metric they are using is the right one but at least they are using one while here we never had one. Humanity has survived killer virus outbreaks for thousands of generations because as the time of exposure passes a population becomes stronger while the enemy always becomes weaker.
What the FUCK! All this time airliners and ships from China have been bringing in here virus superspreaders all the while that this shutdown lockdown shit has barred me from even walking into the next town or boarding a domestic trip. It's also taken me until the first week of May to realize that none of our leaders had pleaded with those "frontliners" to please tone down a small notch their abusive impulses. As for obeying the law, the ones that we have you can always choose to obey them in whatever manner you like best and as for employees of the Marcos-Aquino republic using common sense, too hopeless for me to even say good luck.
Instead of freaking out the way they now are and then enhancing tyranny and national socialism in this country, what would I do differently in their place? I won't do an indiscriminate shutdown and lockdown for no good reason. You'll have the opposite of what they are doing to us:
-PLDT and Globe sends text blasts only in the language understood by the target regions. They'll provide browser links to free-data websites containing credible and useful information
-Preemptive mandatory order to local companies for production of affordable facemasks using available materials and provisionary expropriation of Chinese residential commercial projects to be reserved as isolation and recuperation facilities
-Educational TV and radio programming for the benefit of children and poorly-informed adults. Instead of Tagalog garbage from private and government morons
-Prioritize the testing of China prostitutes working illegally in Cebu
-If test kits are so scarce then improvise by batching maybe 20 individual samples from one section of the community. Identify the positive neighborhood clusters first and after having conserved these testing resources, test thoroughly only where needed
-Set boundaries for what local government personnel are not allowed to do with their itchy fingers
-Imprisonment of anyone who suggests smartphone tracking app deployment
-Catholic homilies will focus on the gaba reserved in hell for profiteers and China virus exploiters
-Finally I will request our president to give his solemnly respectful national language a more proper name. Putanghua subdialect.
The just-departed Pekingese "assistance" and "observation" team which toured several COVID-19 facilities in the Philippines recommended the use of "alternative medicine" in dealing with the crisis. So we'll use Chinese medicine? Considering the use of Pekingese medicine, which is leading to the extinction of the Yangtze dolphine, the rhinoceros, sharks, pangolins (in Palawan), etc., I don't know what to say.
(translated from Cebuano) It is basically the same situation. Actually it is rather favorable to the barrio captains and their cronies.
In reaction to the above messages received this third week of April, once more I bring up the early condemnation of these elected barrio officials by the president between 2016-2017 for being participants in the narco drug trade, at least the majority of them. Inexplicably the president kept postponing the proximate barrio election therefore effectively extending the term of officials he accused of being criminals and even gave them more to do and gain in the expanding socialist dole-out regime while enhanching their own reelection. Nothing at all has moved. China alleged to the world on March 18 its unverifiable claim that it had stopped dead in its tracks all virus infections there. Two days before that, the president lifted the few-days-old travel ban to mainland China and welcomed Chinese personnel alleged by China to have expertise along with their defective test kits. In this the president obeyed his Peking master whose agenda should not be a mystery to anyone who knows how to think. I mean if you are brainless, you'd be amazed by the brilliant minds of the Peking "experts" and their exceptionally stellar recommendations: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/186945/chinese-experts-suggest-more-quarantine-sites-improved-test-capabilities-in-ph
Correct viewpoint on China asslicking
April 15, 2020
Constitutionalism in the age of criminals against humanity
What is in a name? Everything. The knight sage of DILA once posted that misappropriation of Filipino as the name for the Tagalog national language officially puts on it the mask of legitimacy for being the alleged representation of everything Philippine. Give it the wrong name in order to mislead people. Instance, Covid-19 is not a real word in English. Sounding much more proper is China virus. Translates in Cebuano as veerus sa Insik nga comunista.
A constitution was made in 1986 and at that time they called it Freedom Constitution regardless of it functionally retaining all too many Marcos things. If you opposed it then you are against freedom. The other year in yet another failed attempt to replace this shit constitution, the crazy name they used was Bayanihan Constitution. Had it succeeded, the Tagalogism stamped on government by Cory and Marcos wouldn't have changed one tiny bit. Fake reformists were put in charge of drafting it, that's why.
Mention constitutionalist and Hilario Davide or some other unworthy name would float in the air. Only someone capable of turning a critical eye on constitutional law deserves to be called constitutionalist and perhaps Miriam Santiago was the only such rare bird. Without delving into the textualism versus activist revisionism controversy, observe that no one has bothered to point out that our shit constitution has not been the guiding beacon in the response of national and local officials to the China virus. They might just as well discard this toilet paper (in the words of the president) since they choose not to follow it presently but then again in normal times nothing like it is friendlier to the corrupt oligarchy.
The perfect constitution is very succinct and not wordy such that if it dreams of being a human rights constitution then all it has to say is everyone shall have full human rights and stop there. Because if it goes on and on the consequence is that there will be more and more exceptions stipulated against those human rights and then the individual ends up with less than half or maybe even just one percent of man's natural human rights. As we know both Cory and Bayanihan are very, very long.
Carmen Pedrosa wrote back in March 8, 2020 "If by revolution we mean a sudden change or changes in the way we are governed the EDSA people power did not do anything like that. The crowds that gathered in EDSA precipitated the removal of Marcos but nothing much changed in government or society. We were back in the same hole." She is totally wrong though in thinking that Duterte 2016-2022 is the magical arrival of change. Come 2023 let us ask with open eyes and ears if there is any real difference from 2015. Centralism and Tagalogism will still be as bad as ever and even more tightly entrenched because reform has for the nth time failed to run beyond first base. You can say that Duterts has unintentionally scored a homerun for the Tagalogista team.
83% of over 19,000 people tested were negative for COVID-19 –DOH _ News _ GMA News Online April 6, 2020
Philippines’ COVID-19 death toll rises to 182, cases now 3,870 GMAnews April 9, 2020
American legal expert Andrew McCarthy wrote recently "A court is for telling us what the law is, as opposed to what the judges wish it were...If a court does its job properly, and the people and their representatives do not like the result, they can try to change the law democratically." Caveat there is only in a country that has lawful justice and working democracy does the above apply. The Philippines has not had a system of law and democracy in the last 49 years. It also does not have a sensible mechanism for correcting faulty laws unlike in America whereby the physical components of the republic exercise that power while the central authority does not. The individual states own the American constitution.
Now we are going to connect that to the largely negative results that as of the dates above account for the extent of China virus infestation inside the Philippines. This country has the most number of laws in the world yet not one of those can instruct our not really very intelligent officials on whether they should keep on locking down the country even more restrictively than the countries whose severity of infection by the virus China exported to them is numbingly unbelievable. Our laws are as dumb as our officials who at the end of this sorry episode will absolve China of committing the crime it committed against humanity.
The junior Pimentel is among the top 20 highest officials, why have so many of them been infected while there are so few of the general population by scale of relative comparison? Because of the extent of Chinese meetings at the highest level. Multiple thousands of virus carriers flew uncontrolled to yet unprotected destinations all over the world right after the Chinese new year vacation holiday. We luckily did not undergo the same pattern of virus dispersal that Italy, Spain, France, Britain, America and Iran got as a result of China's willingness to start a global epidemic.
Taiwan acted swiftly and smartly back in January. They escaped harm. Hongkong, thanks to the courageous protesters of 2019, vigilantly applied the practical lessons of novel coronavirus and influenza importations from the mainland. Having identified China as the source of a new problem they are historically familiar with, they preempted the influx of China disease carriers. We are lucky so far to have been spared that kind of influx out of the half a million Chinamen who have come and gone here since December.
Taiwan, Hongkong and Sweden show us that there is nothing more effective against this than freely disseminated clear information and the social promotion of intelligent awareness. If it cannot be proven by the conduct of scientifically sound statistical sampling that there exists a potential for province to province infection then there is no sane reason to restrictively isolate Cebu from Leyte, Negros, Bohol and the other Cebuano principalities in the south. Makes it absurd that they are needlessly quarantining municipalities from each other. It would also be equally insane if in the aftermath we do not take the precaution of maintaining a trade embargo of China. Don't you dismiss that as economic suicide after what the authorities have done to our local economies since March.
Tribalism 26 years ago decimated Rwanda. Supremacist nationalism possessed one of two African Catholic ethnic groups to genocide the other. This same supremacist nationalism is the reason why communist China allowed its virus to be unleashed on the world. If you remain unconvinced of the evil of nationalism, I don't know what will.
Addendum: Based on their responses, Chinese-owned grocery chain SM store staff were issued only one face mask each (trainees got none) at the start of the crisis which they have either reused daily or replaced with their own same low quality mask (semi-droplet and not full-aerosol grade). Beneath all their malarkey about frontliners, etc., this is all just a joke to them. No one has been selling these fairly easy to mass produce things anyway since the first week of the crisis. Oh, and this wonderful, wonderful antinganting-inspired nationalism delusion. Embroider the Tagalog flag on whichever mask and be invulnerable to coronavirus forever.
The following NTC announcement is a tacit admission of the intensity of the suffering they have caused by the relentless and unrelieved Luzon-wide lockdown. Question - How come NTC manifests itself only in Smart phones and almost never in Globe phones aside from the fact that apart from the use of the subdialect in the message itself, Globe alway prefaces its NTC missives in English? Remember my DILA YahooGroup post many years back on Globe's use of local languages in Luzon.
NTC April 11, 2020 BABALA: Huwag pong maniwala sa text na magkaloob ng libreng Netflix sa loob ng 2 buwan dahil sa Quarantine, ito po ay isang SCAM.
April 6, 2020
Chinacoronavirus and Tagalog national language
Manila’s CCTV cameras now have facial recognition capability _ News _ GMA News Online
Gordon urges Duterte to shut down AMLC, file raps vs. officials _ News _ GMA News Online
These are two headlines prior to the chain of quarantine shutdowns initiated in the imperial capital and imitated elsewhere. Both are very much China-related. China supplies and controls the invasive surveillance tech our officials are so hot to use on us here. The one regarding corrupt collusion in money laundering also involves China companies. I am to understand that in regard to the virus China gave to us, we will deal with it using materials that they provide and that which our corrupt government officialdom which Duterte has failed to clean will handle using increased powers without accountability. I am also supposed to brim with confidence over this providential situation we are in.
When they escalated all this into what they now call Enhanced Community Quarantine, there wasn't anyone who questioned what exactly is it in this "enhanced" imposition that enhances our survivability against the virus they call with an irrelevant name. If it is so deadly then don't give it an inoffensive generic name. If it is so deadly then there should be preparations done before anything else for the mass disposal of thousands upon thousands of infected dead. Before even examining the situation intelligently they jump right away to total and arbitrary disruptions. Absent statistically significant information specifically applicable to our location.
If the reason is that they know something but are not telling us then I should be doubly alarmed. The first thing China did last year was to hide the facts and they continue to cover it up. Double my alarm once more if they are mimicking the China solution here.
Philippines reports 29 new COVID-19 deaths; cases breach 3,000 _ News _ GMA News Online April 3, 2020
Since it is improbable that they know something the Americans and western Europeans don't, I conclude that to "authorities" here it is all a matter of power without responsibility. The normal Koreans were hit hard at first yet no terrifying news has come from there for long weeks. Here in the Philippines it is one confirmed case as of today for every one hundred square kilometers with a corresponding mortality rate of not even five percent of that. Somebody tell me that we have an emergency situation that absolutely requires the strictest prohibition of sale of alcoholic beverages in all stores who by the way are tossing coins to determine if you are allowed entry with or without a face mask.
The Tagalog text messages forced by the telecom agency on us also says a mouthful about the quality of government we have. We also do not have a supply of protective masks of the quantity and quality called for in an aerosol-borne epidemiologic event though the political health experts themselves are unaware if the viral vector is droplet in form and the fine mask above is a known suffocater. So it's kinda like the situation with the Tagalog national language. They do not provide the full reason why it is necessary, they only say that in their great wisdom this is a necessity that cannot be denied. Well I hope that if this necessity is indeed necessary they will insist for their personal use only the defective medical products China had reportedly donated or sold.
My question is that if these elected "leaders" in Cebu (and other non-T provinces) are so eager to reach beyond their constitutionally defined authority in order to "serve" the "people" how come no one before has moved to stop Tagalog from killing Cebuano? How come so many streets are named after Quezon the father of all Tagalogistas? It's no different from that instruction to informal sector workers in this China virus hour to send an email to the labor department for something monetary. As for the affected prostitutes, I cannot imagine how much money they have budgeted for them but the email will need be satisfactorily convincing reading. Subsidies and doleouts are nothing but parcel to the damaged culture of inexhaustible political campaigning under our corrupt system. It's not about life, it's about profit during this politically-induced coma to our economy. As JFK once joked, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what it has been doing with China and you'll know what to blame for the mother of virus plagues.
March 31, 2020
The month of Magellan
Will the true father of the Philippines be given the honor due him next year, five centuries past 16 March 1521?
Bayanihan to Heal as One Act?
Why do they keep on naming every lousy law Bayanihan? Bayanihan is the Tagalog word for something that appears to indicate communal togetherness. But we know that the initial "solution" to the China virus outbreak was isolation or inactivity, something that is the opposite of faking unity by pressuring individuals to participate in a "community" spectacle. It also contradicts genuine federalism and classical liberalism. It's all hindsight now but they could have avoided this mysterious epidemic if at the start steps were taken to bar disease carriers coming from China instead of receiving bribes from them left and right to grease their entry to the Philippines.
These same geniuses likely also applauded the weird identity politics-driven Democratic Party caucuses that saw the introduction of Tagalog printouts in balloting by radicalized states like Nevada. They are more than pleased that NTC text messages you before dawn in Tagalog and that the health department cares so much about protecting you from the China virus, they give you instructions only in Tagalog.
The antichrist revealed in the testament takes the shape of a virus. It is something that changes to another or back to something previous over time. Today it is the China virus, before that it was jihad terror, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, the plague. It chooses to be whatever has the best potential to wipe out humanity. Local and national officials alike do not know what they are dealing with, it's all arbitrary and self-serving. Trump so far has gotten it right. "We can't have the cure be worse than the problem."
The 1973 Constitution is often dismissively derided as constitution of the Marcos kleptodictatorship even though it was relatively thoughtfully crafted by freely elected delegates prior to martial law. Even though Marcos never really followed it the way you do a strict constitution rather than a cafeteria. Marcos also amended it using tricks those in the criminal trade are familiar with.
The 1987 Constitution can be described in two words. Cory constitution. It's the opposite of the 1973 Constitution. Cory has never been amended, not even one letter or punctuation. Cory is the codification of socio-economic-political-cultural practices the Marcos government practiced. Marcos largely ignored the constitution of his time and did his own thing. Cory is all about doing that same thing and the governments that changed seats in six year intervals after the expulsion of Marcos liked this abominable constitutional arrangement, exceedingly so. So much that they've moved heaven and earth to make it the only country constitution to have not one single change in the past forty years.
Small Hungary has over 200 Olympic gold medalists and Nobel prize winners. Philippines, how many does this supposedly very special country have? Let them explain why the worst students in the world are in the Philippines, an embarassing fact revealed to us last year. Enough of your hambug, you worthless Tagalogistas.
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