Category: Commentaries
How to Win the 6/55 Grand Lotto Jackpot of 408 Million Pesos on Saturday

The jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto is estimated by the PCSO or the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to reach P408 million on Saturday night.  This will be a big jump from the last jackpot of more than 380 million pesos.
This is also the biggest lotto jackpot in Philippine history that even Senators and plunderers are lining up to [...]

By elmot with 6 comments
Railway System in the Philippines to be Rehabilitated

I remembered my friend who is always enthusiastic about sharing stories of her European trips aboard the famous Euro train which she had easily visited the whole of the beautiful continent by just jumping from one train to another.
In the Philippines, the railway system has a very bad image, a bad reputation:  dilapidated trains and coaches, dangerous rides, accidents, piles [...]

By elmot with 8 comments
Palace Review of IIRC Report Sucks!

The review made by the Palace legal people and approved by President Aquino on the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) Report on the Manila Hostage Crisis makes some people scratch their heads.  What has happened to all the recommendations?  Well, most of them were downgraded from spanking to simply verbal reminders.
I personally am very much disappointed with what President [...]

By elmot with 2 comments
I Support the RH Bill Because I Love the Filipino Family

I am a Catholic and I strongly support the Reproductive Health Bill or simply the RH Bill that has been once again the center of hot debates and protests between those who support them and the Catholic clergy and all their minions.  This very important piece of legislation has been stalled for years because of the strong pressure and meddling [...]

By elmot with 6 comments
Jueteng Expose of Archbishop Oscar Perez Hilton

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz is once again on the spotlight over his exposé of purported jueteng money delivered at the doorsteps of President Noynoy Aquino’s trusted aids.  According to the Catholic bishop who has been at the forefront of anti-illegal numbers game campaign, two trusted aides of President Aquino himself are receiving monthly payolas amounting to P2 million pesos each. [...]

By elmot with 4 comments
MWSS Bonuses and Perks and a Few More Suggestions If I May

It is a wonder that intelligence could be stretched to its very limits just for the sake of feeding one’s greed for things that he has actually not worked hard for.  The mind is forced to wander to the peripheries of sanity, logic, common sense and morality just to find for that very rare justification to an ever-growing appetite for [...]

By elmot with 6 comments
A Media Without Prudence on Its Coverage of the Hostage Crisis

It was like a movie, but unlike movies that everything ends up only on the silverscreen, the hostage drama was a very sad day for the Philippines as the country took the spotlight once again in a very negative fashion.
The hostage-drama yesterday in Quirino Grandstand in Manila ended in a bloody carnage former police officer Rolando Mendoza took a bus [...]

By elmot with 9 comments
Pres. Aquino Plays Pontius Pilate on Hacienda Luisita

A comprehensive agreement between the Hacienda Luisita management and farmers has been reached said the representatives of both camps and the spokesperson of the Palace despite the petition of farmers still hanging on a balance at the Supreme Court.
The controversial agreement to settle the decades-old dispute on one of the largest agricultural estate in the Philippines included on the Comprehensive [...]

By elmot with 5 comments
Reaction Papers on Pres. Aquino SONA 2010

I am not really into this particular keyword, but today I have discovered into making a post on this one.  I saw these keywords on two blogs who popped up on the top of search engines today on the reaction papers on SONA 2010.
Many high school and college students are surely going to make reaction papers about Pres. Aquino’s SONA [...]

By elmot with 28 comments
The Government’s Taxing the Poor, Pampering the Rich Policy

The Bureau of Internal Revenue is stepping up on the gas pedal on its efforts to increase tax collection for this year and cover for the record-high budget deficit left by my favorite president Gloria Arroyo.  As the marching order of President Aquino to the BIR is fleshed out, it has already filed cases against big time tax evaders and [...]

By elmot with 2 comments