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I created a Group for "Filipino CR members only"... please do join if ur a Filipino...

even if your a "HALF BLOOD" or "Fil-Am"

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Filipino_CR_members
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johnsever wrote:

The worst for aside the bombing of lower house is the 12 year old kid who committed suicide because of poverty in Davao.. it's like Oh My God, it makes me stunned and shocked for a while... and think that what is happening to our country... yes the economy is getting better but the poor are getting poorer.. I watched a documentary of college students about that incident and yes, it made me cry... do we need a single innocent life to spare just to address that poverty is rampant in our own country?? well do your share.. a prayer will do..


She is the Anne Frank of philippines, i hope people will realise it and dont let her death go to waste, because its a friggin huge signal to send to the government!

dont substitute a prayer with real actions, ofcourse Pinas will go the drain if the only thing you do is pray and hope its all solved by it self..
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Posted 11/18/07

saywhaat wrote:


johnsever wrote:

The worst for aside the bombing of lower house is the 12 year old kid who committed suicide because of poverty in Davao.. it's like Oh My God, it makes me stunned and shocked for a while... and think that what is happening to our country... yes the economy is getting better but the poor are getting poorer.. I watched a documentary of college students about that incident and yes, it made me cry... do we need a single innocent life to spare just to address that poverty is rampant in our own country?? well do your share.. a prayer will do..


She is the Anne Frank of philippines, i hope people will realise it and dont let her death go to waste, because its a friggin huge signal to send to the government!

dont substitute a prayer with real actions, ofcourse Pinas will go the drain if the only thing you do is pray and hope its all solved by it self..


yeah... i think for just 100php
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Posted 11/18/07
philippines been confusing nowadays (even the old days, lol).. all the topics above, erap's pardon, bombings, etc.. what's happenning now? erap's pardon was funny for me.. hehe
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politicians here are kinda corrupt
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^ I don't think it was funny at all. It's as if the trial for the past 5 ~ 6 years was for naught... it's an insult to the judicial system of the Philippines and is, really, just distasteful.

I just think that there's a little too much drama going around... it's not really all too chaotic, it's just that things are being blown waaay over proportion.
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Maybe you're familiar on "Thriller" dance in prison..

here's their new dance number..

The Haruhi Dance IN PRISON!!

YOU GOT TO SEE THIS VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xx4tszZ-DE

^_^
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nothing has changed at all...the last time i was in the Philippines ( 4-5years ago) the same thing was happening...bombing, arroyo suks, people committing suicides...the only thing not happend so far is that people havent started a mob against arroyo
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^ It happened... or has happened... but it's not so publicized, and it's not entirely correct to call it a "mob".
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anyway how many people exactly died during the bombing...
I wasn't able to watchi it??
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edsamac wrote:

^ I don't think it was funny at all. It's as if the trial for the past 5 ~ 6 years was for naught... it's an insult to the judicial system of the Philippines and is, really, just distasteful.

I just think that there's a little too much drama going around... it's not really all too chaotic, it's just that things are being blown waaay over proportion.


i think estrada's pardon was NOT an insult to the judicial system at all. it was done according to law anyway, the president could give pardon if the one being sentenced is age 70 or more. and besides, give the man some grace. what happened to estrada, all the humiliation, what he lost, being in house arrest for 5 or 6 yrs is more than enough, i believe. I mean, come on, in another country, they give presidential pardon to a former president as well and they do not take 5 or 6 yrs,... usually, if not all former presidents are given pardons, take nixon and his watergate scandal for an example.

but what bothers me is estrada, after receiving pardon, seems to have softened towards arroyo, which is understandable if i were in his shoes but quite despicable, saying "Palakpakan natin ang PANGULONG ARROYO" -- remember before, he refused to accept her as president.

but hey, he's old, so why should he refuse the pardon right? who would stick to their pride and not accept the pardon just for that "pride"...
give the old man a break..

as with the philippines economy, yeah, its doing quite well, but the only people affected by this are the rich themselves, the masses, the poor, do not receive any of the benefits. seems the trickle down effect isn't applicable to the philippines...

sad, sad world... what's happening to humanity? taking arms, guns, bombs, military paraphernalia, spending more for them than anything else, above all else, more than the funds for education and health. when i say this, i mean taking the whole world into consideration and not just the philippines.
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^he became the president because of the people's votes...or something else T~T

the peso is really doing great..but hey..the goods and the oil's price is still rising ~_~ i want arroyo down...however i want her to do "something".
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Posted 11/18/07 , edited 4/12/08

edsamac wrote:

^ actually, it was due to a chemical reaction in the septic tank in one of the CRs. I find the story a little fishy, but meh.



mikomiko123 wrote:
Tourism is also getting less because of the Terrorists that wants to overthrow our corrupt government.


I think you're confusing certain things here. First of all, the terrorists that are... well... terrorizing the country are a part of a wider network of terrorists (the al quaeda) and they don't really seek to topple the government, since they only reason they do so is because the Arroyo government agreed in joining America's "War against Terrorism".

You're confusing terrorists with rebels, such as the MILF in the south, and the NPA in the north. As far as tourism goes, I believe it's doing better than it has been for the past few years.


Ok then, May I ask what's happening to Arroyo since everyone seems to hate her so much...

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I'm not sure anymore, everything that's been happening lately seems to be blamed on her or something... Forgive me if I'm wrong...
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Posted 11/19/07 , edited 4/12/08

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edsamac wrote:

^ I don't think it was funny at all. It's as if the trial for the past 5 ~ 6 years was for naught... it's an insult to the judicial system of the Philippines and is, really, just distasteful.

I just think that there's a little too much drama going around... it's not really all too chaotic, it's just that things are being blown waaay over proportion.


i think estrada's pardon was NOT an insult to the judicial system at all. it was done according to law anyway, the president could give pardon if the one being sentenced is age 70 or more. and besides, give the man some grace. what happened to estrada, all the humiliation, what he lost, being in house arrest for 5 or 6 yrs is more than enough, i believe. I mean, come on, in another country, they give presidential pardon to a former president as well and they do not take 5 or 6 yrs,... usually, if not all former presidents are given pardons, take nixon and his watergate scandal for an example.

but what bothers me is estrada, after receiving pardon, seems to have softened towards arroyo, which is understandable if i were in his shoes but quite despicable, saying "Palakpakan natin ang PANGULONG ARROYO" -- remember before, he refused to accept her as president.

but hey, he's old, so why should he refuse the pardon right? who would stick to their pride and not accept the pardon just for that "pride"...
give the old man a break..

as with the philippines economy, yeah, its doing quite well, but the only people affected by this are the rich themselves, the masses, the poor, do not receive any of the benefits. seems the trickle down effect isn't applicable to the philippines...

sad, sad world... what's happening to humanity? taking arms, guns, bombs, military paraphernalia, spending more for them than anything else, above all else, more than the funds for education and health. when i say this, i mean taking the whole world into consideration and not just the philippines.


Remove formality from the picture. I know everything was done in context of the law, and everything makes judicial sense... but I'm talking about the money, the time, and the effort that went into that trial. We're talking about 5 to 6 years that eventually ended in a pardon. If that won't make a Court Justice want to run naked under his muumuu in the middle of Commonwealth avenue, then I don't know what will...

This is what I meant when I said I felt like it's an insult to the judicial system. I'm referring to the people who more or less spent their career just getting this case under wraps... and then it ends with a simple flick of the President's wrist, and it's over.

Whoopdeedoo... now Erap is groveling over Arroyo, which is not surprising. It is highly unbecoming of someone to not recognize the President after receiving a presidential pardon from Reclusa perpetua. To save political face, Erap is obliged to show favor to Arroyo, not necessarily because he means it, but because he has to. In addition, the mere acceptance of the President's pardon is Erap's recognition that Arroyo is the current President of the Philippines, and not him.

What weirds me out is how people received Erap back in San Juan with big banners like "Salutations on your return, our most beloved President!" (translated from original Filipino). I mean... hello?
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