MEANWHILE BACK IN ALI BABA’S CAVE…

Raul Lambino, Gloria’s lawyer and spokesman, responds to the statements of another set of witnesses to the cheating in the 2004 election:

    “Those same allegations were already investigated thoroughly before and even exposed in media. Now, personalities with their own political agenda to advance are like hyenas savoring to devour their fallen prey by capitalizing on matters that in their minds will help them earn some points from the unsuspecting public”

Raul Gonzales, Gloria’s justice secretary, asking why these allegations were not investigated before, adds:

    “Palagay ko gawa-gawa lang iyan eh..just either for publicity or they are being paid…whatever reason self-motivated yan”

And Ali Baba wraps it up

    “Our persecution continues. We are continuously being vilified and maligned based on hearsay evidence. I don’t know these people who are spreading these lies about me. After more than a year in office, it’s still all politics. For a non-performing administration, we are being used as scapegoats. We are being used as a media fodder to mask this administration’s lack of solid and long-term economic program.”

Parang sumasakit din ang leeg ko, sa may batok. Na high-blood yata ako sa mga pinagsasabi ng mga gunggong na yan.

Manuel Buencamino

Buencamino was a weekly columnist for Today and Business Mirror. He has also written articles in other publications like Malaya, Newsbreak, "Yellow Pad" in Business World, and "Talk of the Town" in the Inquirer. He is currently with Interaksyon, the news site of TV5. MB blogged for Filipino Voices, blogs for ProPinoy and maintains a blog, Uniffors.com. Game-changers for him, as far as music goes, are Monk, Miles, Jimi, and Santana.

  • thai anton

    how about Pnoy coughing ?mukha laglag na ang baga ????

  • UP nn Grad

    Hah hah hah…. Your use of GluPn in your story tells me that it is fiction. It is fiction, isn’t it, ManuB?

    And I don’t know any Georgetown dudette who laughs like that. More like Princeton? You do write assignments for Imee?

    And was Ochoa your source that the Merci-impeachment was to get to former perwisyo-persidente GuLO? I hope BongBong or Binay or whoever replaces PnOy don’t do bengatibo-similar to Ombudsman Morales. That’s what I hope, just my opinion.

    • manuelbuencamino

      “Hah hah hah…. Your use of GluPn in your story tells me that it is fiction. It is fiction, isn’t it, ManuB?”

      It’s true although I left out the part where she casually allowed a pistol to slip from her Hermes bag.

      “And I don’t know any Georgetown dudette who laughs like that.”

      A few months in Georgetown will not erase ingrained habits.

      “More like Princeton? You do write assignments for Imee?”

      Princeton is Ivy League. Georgetown is Bush League. And no I’ve never written anything for an Imee, whoever she might be.

      “And was Ochoa your source that the Merci-impeachment was to get to former perwisyo-persidente GuLO?”

      No. I was there.

      “I hope BongBong or Binay or whoever replaces PnOy don’t do bengatibo-similar to Ombudsman Morales. That’s what I hope, just my opinion.”

      Don’t worry, it won’t happen. Because President Aquino is not a cheat, a liar, and a thief. And that’s a fact, not an opinion.

      • UP nn Grad

        Donnno, ManuB, I donno. Your credibility??? Highly suspicious.
        Your blogposts are entertaining especially the cartoons but to ask peope to believe you, medyo ober ober. It may be your writing-style —- mukhang parody eh. Hindi journalism kung hindi imaginative literary parody where making figments of imagination the focus is allowed.
        Writing style ibang iba sa istilo ni MLQ3 o ni doy o ni Mangahas o ni Monsod. Sa iyo, many you swear to be true mukhang inimbento mo lang, so to me you are good for entertainment but to look to your writ
        ings for facts… Highly risky.

        • manuelbuencamino

          Upn,

          Sa ating wika, hindi parody ang ginagawa ko dahil hindi ko naman kinokopya ng katawatawa ang panunulat ni MLQ3 o ni doy o ni Mangahas o ni Monsod.

          Samakatuwid, sa palagay ko ang ibig mong sabihin tungkol sa estilo ko ay satire at hindi parody. Kasi kung naiintindihan mo ang ibig sabihin ng satire makikita mo na ang layunin niya ay ipakita ang katotohanan sa pamamagitan ng humor.

          Heto basahin mo kung ano ang ikinaiba ng parody sa satire:

          “parody |ˈparədē|
          noun ( pl. -dies)

          an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect : the movie is a parody of the horror genre | his provocative use of parody. See note at caricature .

          • an imitation or a version of something that falls far short of the real thing; a travesty : he seems like a parody of an educated Englishman.
          verb ( -dies, -died) [ trans. ]
          produce a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre) : his specialty was parodying schoolgirl fiction.

          • mimic humorously : he parodied his friend’s voice.”

          satire |ˈsaˌtīr|
          noun
          the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. See note at wit .
          • a play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire : a stinging satire on American politics.
          • a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.
          • (in Latin literature) a literary miscellany, esp. a poem ridiculing prevalent vices or follies.

          “Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.”

          Getz mo na?

          • UP nn Grad

            Ahhhh….. Eh di dyyokker!!!!

            Hindi ka puwedeng paniwalaan dahil sa tanong na
            “Tuhhh-too ba ang sabi mo?” Your answer
            “Joke only…. Sah-tayr eh.”

          • manuelbuencamino

            Upn,

            Di mo pa rin na getz. Okay lang, uulitin ko ulit.

            “Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.”

            Getz mo na o kailangan gawin ko pang ALL CAPS yun?

          • UP nn Grad

            ManuBJ. You keep pointing me to your goal like you are already getting there, let Ja_G, Harvey Chua, Ochoa, gabbyD, con Yap, stuart santiago, bert and others decide. Me, I am pointing out your method. You are embezzler, you make up things or slant items to suit your sahhHT-TayJR. Embellisher pala, hindi embezzler. Risky to believe your truthiness because truth is dispensable — it’s getting a message that matters. You create witnesses to conversations when the fake witnesses can facilitate getting people to accept the message of the sahh-tayr. Embellisher….. Joke only, saHHT-taHYR, getz?

          • manuelbuencamino

            UPn,

            Tay: O sige na,hijo, lumalamig na yun sabaw mo. Humigop ka na, hindi masarap ang Utak ng Tilapia pag di siya mainit.

          • UP nn grad

            ManuBuen — You know, you always can say that :
            “… I, ManuBuen, do not embellish. I manuBuen, have never stated a falsehood. I have neve written a falsehood authenticated by false witnesses.”

            Say something about “embellishing”… say something…

        • UP nn grad

          O, eto… side-topic — someone who affirms Llamas is not embellisher.

          ————–
          “I confirmed with Sec. Ronald Llamas, it was Garci who sent feelers to his office. From Zaldy to Bedol to Santiago, they were never solicited,” he said.

          • UP nn grad


            Lacierda maintained Garcillano sent feelers to the office of presidential political affairs adviser Ronald Llamas.

            “I confirmed with Sec. Ronald Llamas, it was Garci who sent feelers to his office. From Zaldy to Bedol to Santiago, they were never solicited,” he said.


            http://www.gmanews.tv/story/227923/nation/pnoys-spokesman-garci-a-liar-then-now

            Is this : (1) Lacierda confirms that Sec Llamas is stating that it was Garci who sent feelers
            OR
            (2) Lacierda confirms that he/Lacierda was there when Garci sent feelers to Sec Llamas

        • manuelbuencamino

          UPn,

          Tay: Embellish ba kamo? Okay, next time dagdagan ko ng sili yun sabaw ng utak ng tilapia soup mo. ‘Di mo kasi sinabing gusto mo ma-anghang eh. Kasi yun gawa ni chef benigno mo ay matabang kaya akala ko yun ang panglasa mo.

  • GabbyD

    these are interesting revelations. but they should really file cases. witnesses are the most important form of evidence, if the visconde case tells us anything. they should move forward with this.

    • UP nn Grad

      *The repetitiveness makes me imagine some dude or dudette with a combination Sisyphus-talangka complex —- di baleng ulit ng ulit basta siya rin, napeperhuwisyo.

      • GabbyD

        ano?

  • UP nn grad

    I suspect that’s a little teeny-eeeny-bitty-teeeeeny part of the reason why Merceditas resigned — promise of “go quietly …. no one hounds … no repeated court-appearances”. Apparently, Merci does not have deep pockets for lawyers.

    Lawyers are lawyers are lawyers…. every utterance from Lawyer-X about issue-ZZ(version 48) relating to Client-PanueloB or Client-GuLOtay results in a billing event.

    • Manuel Buencamino

      UPn,

      “I suspect that’s a little teeny-eeeny-bitty-teeeeeny part of the reason why Merceditas resigned — promise of “go quietly …. no one hounds … no repeated court-appearances . Apparently, Merci does not have deep pockets for lawyers.”

      Me too. I think we heard the same story, that GluPn visited Merci in the wee hours of the night after Congress impeached her, that GluPn consoled and gave her very sound advice – “Don’t fight it…go quietly…they will not go after you because it’s me they want…besides I’m not going to cover your legal fees…”

      And Merci was supposed to have replied, “But everything they accuse me of, I did for you…”

      To which GluPn replied, “Look, if you stay and fight I will be the one who will get hurt…don’t you like me anymore?”

      And Merci was silent.

      So GluPn said, “It’s sad what happened to Angie, don’t you think? Just resign, it will be easier for all of us.”

      And Merci nodded her head and said, “Okay, I will resign before my trial begins…”

      And GluPn stood up and said, “Thank you, hija. (Mwaah-mwaah)…”

      And then she turned to her spokesgirl and whispered, “See, I told you a personal visit would turn out better than a midnight telephone call…”