Saturday, April 29, 2006

STOP (Sa Tamang Oras at Paraan) CHA CHA


Yesterday, in historic Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino, political, religious, business, academic, legal, and civil society leaders gathered to share their thoughts and ideas on how best to to derail Gloria Arroyo's Cha Cha Train. No printed invitations were sent out, each and every person there was either invited by a friend or had heard about it and decided to attend. Although many of us were considered "old" faces from the various anti-Gloria groups, many of the attendess were "fresh" faces, among them , Archbishop Ledesma, former Senator Ting Paterno representing the BBC (Bishop Businessmen's Conference), MAP President Evelyn Singson, normally out of the limelight Hyatt 10 member Johnny Santos, former Representative Antonino, Narzalina Lim, NUSP President Marco de los Reyes and Senator Pia Cayetano. We were grateful for the presence of Cory Aquino, Teofisto Guingona, Senate President Drilon, Representatives Escudero, Magtubo, Baraquel, Rosales, Tanada, Guingona, Cayetano, Golez, Villanueva, Aquino, as well as Mayors Binay and Ejercito. There were a few personalites that couldn't make it to our meeting because of prior commitments but are onboard - Senators Pangilinan, Pimentel, Gordon, Biazon, Magsaysay and Osmena, Representative Neric Acosta. Cesar Buenaventura was under the weather. Bishop Lagdameo was out of town.









































As part of the secretariat that put this meeting/workshop against Gloria's Cha Cha, the Black & White Movement, along with members of the Hyatt 10, Akbayan, Laban ng Nasa, UNO and other groups worked over a frenetic two week period to make it possible. We had to be sensitive to the various convictions of those in attendance. Not all of the participants shared the same core beliefs, but what was apparent yesterday was the respect we all had for these beliefs and the willingness to put them aside. Respect, after all, is what Gloria doesn't have for anyone. It was heartening to see it in abundance in Club Filipino.




























There were over 150 participants, not counting the media. Apart from the personalities, there were quite a few members from the urban sectors, professors (apart from Randy David), Catholic and Muslim groups, business, and the youth. The whole point of the exercise? To get a good feel of how all those present regard the Gloria Cha Cha train, and how to effectively derail it via a workshop. Cognizant of the attendees' schedules and their general awareness about Gloria's Charter Change Express, the workshop was conducted in an hour, only two questions were asked - how would you describe the present drive for charter change, and what do you suggest we do to promote your stand? Each group of roughly ten people got to report their output for synthesis.






































The general sentiment was that the present move for charter change, as opposed to other moves in the past, was not only being hurried, but also, completely lacking in transparency, the amendments were unclear, and immoral. Although there is a need for charter change, this version is unacceptable. The actions proposed were varied. Here are a few - to do a nationwide education and information campaign (some groups are already busy doing forums in many places) via roadshows by members of both Houses, religious and civil society groups, a legal attack via the filing of cases against Cha Cha as well as the gathering of affidavits from people that have been coerced or fooled into signing the initiative (some barangays required those applying for permits to sign before they could get them, others were promised jobs, or were told that they were signing a petition to oust Gloria), and in the event a plebiscite would be held, to aggressively campaign against it.

All in all, a very productive day for all of us. A fitting way to spend a Black Friday, if you ask me. Yes, it is possible to unite to STOP CHA CHA. We are all in this together. Keep tuned in to this blog for updates on our progress.

14 comments:

maybagongbuhay said...

O, bakit yung mga dumalo sa convention hindi nagsuot ng "Patalsikin na, Now na" na shirt? Muhka kasing may mga katinuan sa pag-iisip ang karamihan sa kanila unlike the BnW movement. Pero at the end of the day, sayang lang ang ginagawa nila. Si GMA pa mauutakan nila eh mas tuso pa sa sampung urangutan yun.

RUMMEL PINERA said...

Maybagongbuhjay sounds like Michael Defensor in disguise. Like Mike Defensor, Mr. Maybagongbuhjay equates Philippine democracy to Mrs. Arroyo herself. Actually, matagal nang na-"destabilized" ng mga Arroyo fanatics sa ating gubyerno ang demokrasya sa ating bansa. Guys like Defensor, Bunye and Quirol have long debased the democratic processes of our constitution. Okey lang! Kahit na mawala ang BnW, at ang United Opposition, lagi at laging may mga matitinong Pilipino na maninindigan nang mapayapa at naaayon sa batas na pakikibaka para mag-hari ang tunay na demokrasya sa ating bansa. Maybagongbuhjay should learn how to give way to real democracy.

maybagongbuhay said...

ETO DAW ANG NAGING DIALOGUE NI GMA AT MS. BONCODIN

GMA: Hi Emy, so ano? Nakita mo na ang pinasok mo?
Emy: Oo nga Glo. Nabigla yata ako. Hindi ko akalain na hindi pala talaga para sa akin yun. Lalo na yung grupo ni Dinky puro mga kulang-kulang.
GMA: Sabi ko na sa iyo eh ikaw ayaw mo maniwala. Tingnan mo nga ang mga itsura ng mga yan at may papitik pitik pa.
Emy: Oo nga, noong nagyaya sila sa Starbucks nagduda na ako eh. Tapos nakita ko sila may mga t-shirt na may nakasulat na "Patalsikin na, Now Na" halos masuka ako sa nakita ko.
GMA: Ha ha ha ha ha! Oo nakita ko din yun mare. Ridiculous isn't it?
Emy: Yeah, pati yung sa Thai Embassy nilang protesta, nakakahiya sila. Yung mga Thai eh halatang nandidiri sa paninipsip at pang-uuto nila. Kaya nag decide na lang akong bumalik sa inyo.
GMA: Very wise move.

maybagongbuhay said...

Hoy Rummel Pinera huwag ka nang humirit diyan. Gusto mo nanamang sumikat eh mas gugustuhin ko pang makita sikatchupoy kaysa sa pagmumukha mong panakot sa daga. Wala namang kakwenta kwenta ang mga pinagsususulat mo. Ano, nabura na yung mga self-promoting articles sa WikiPedia ano? May mga self-published ka pa na libro na kahit kalahating kusing eh walang bibili sa sobrang walang kuwenta. Ano na nangyari sa "Political ABNO-grationism" mo? Susmaryosep naman, magtinda ka na lang ng binatog sa Quiapo mas hindi ka pa kahiya-hiya OK?

maybagongbuhay said...

I know what happenned Micketymoc. I know how this idea of “Luli Internet Brigade” came about. One day, a bunch of “Helga Type” konyos and konyas were regurgitating their Venti Lattes (or whatever the heck you call those) in Starbucks when the conversation went like this:

Helga-esque bimbo 1: You know, a lot of mga bloggers and posters in our blog are so kontra to ouur cause. Why kaya?

Helga-esque bimbo 2: You know, I have some chika.

Helga-esque bimbo 3: Talaga? You share the chika naman to us. Now na.

(glug glug glug… the others sip their coffees with boba from straws)

Helga-esque bimbo 2: I have this friend, OK, she has a friend whose brother has another friend who has a sister with a classmate who is a cousin of someone he met at Starbucks…

Helga-esque bimbo 4: Really? It’s intriga ha. Spill out mo na the details.

Helga-esque bimbo 2: Well, this friend whose brother has um… tama ba? Pero whatever basta… this guy I was describing was emailed by a certain lul1@yahoo.com claiming that he was related to Mr. Mike Arroyo and needed to secure a bank account and would deposit $30 Million dollars for safekeeping and would split the money with that guy. The guy was so tuwa! He gave out his bank details and basta, I don’t know the rest of the story but he ended up in Luli Internet Brigade.

Helga-esque bimbo 1: You know what, I received the same kind of email from that Mike Arroyo wanting my bank details saying he would deposit millions. He probably read my blog and saw how galing I write and want to recruit me. It only proves they want to hide their riches. There was also this email from the ex Finance Minister of Nigeria wanting also my bank details. I mean am I that good? Even overseas they want me to be part of some “Internet Brigade”… well, I can’t help it if I am so galing in writing. Have you read my blog entry about my new cat?

Helga-esque bimbo 4: Hindi, I would read it later I pramis! Pramis yan! Anywa, ah, so ganun pala what happenned. Kaya pala there are so many of yung kontra to movements like the Black and White movement there are millions of illegal money involved. Its because Luli bribes bloggers just to make kontra and write negative things about us.

Helga-esque bimbo 5: Oo nga, I agree with everyone the coffee here tastes a bit different from the Starbucks in Alabang. Let’s just go make chika there instead. Now na.

(comedy music ngweeee ngweee ngweee ngweeee NGWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE)

RUMMEL PINERA said...

Pareng Maybagongbahay, hindi naman ako public figure na katulad mo e. Ikaw tong nais ay laging sikat na sikat diyan e. Pati ako na "private personality" ay idadamay mo sa iyong mga "non-sense publicity acts". Purke nakikinabang ka sa rehimeng Arroyo ay parang hawak mo na ang buong mundo. Para ka pang C.I.A. na nasa media kung mangkalkal ka ng mga sikreto ng mga "private persons". Yan na ba ang patakaran ng rehimeng Arroyo? Pati mga "private persons" na nagpapahayag lamang na dapat patunayan ni Manang Glo Arroyo ang pagkalehitimo ng kanyang upuan ay sinisiraan ng mga tsismoso ng rehimeng Arroyo. Ang mga "public figures" dapat ang magpaliwanag sa publiko kung sila ay nasasangkot sa mga iskandalo.

Ang pagkapangulo ni Manang Glo Arroyo ay kinukwestiyon dahil sa mga iskandalo ng pandaraya. Dapat ay gumawa ng hakbang si Manang Glo para patunayan na siya ay nanalong lehitimo sa pagkapangulo. Aanuhin niya ang pagkapangulo kung mayrong negatibong "vibe" na nararamdaman siya sa kanyang puwesto? Mrs. Arroyo should know that she is also a human being who is well-affected by the law of karma. What you have sown is what you shall reap also. The law of karma is applicable to all human beings, including me and you_ Mr. Maybagongbahay. You can not sit all day long. Sooner or later you will have to stand from your seat or chair. You can not play a game all day long. Sooner or later you have to sit down and find relaxation. Such is consequentialism of actions.

RUMMEL PINERA said...

Mr. Maybagongbahay, as said by Avril Lavigne, you can't see the world by just looking through a mirror. Your own magic mirror can not reflect the outside realities beyond the confines of your own house. Just learn to give way to real democracy.

maybagongbuhay said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Fan ka ni Avril Lavigne Rummel Pinera? Parang hindi yata bagay sa iyo. Mas bagay sa iyo makinig ng mga kanta ni Eddie Peregrina at April Boy Regino eh!

Ang mga fans ni Avril Lavigne pare ko, mga babaeng 13 years old na mahilig mag whine at ang tema ng pag-iisip at pananalita ay: "oh, my, GAWD, like, my mom is SUCH a PILL! She didnwanna-allOW me to gowowt last night. Like, that was TOWTALLY gnarly, TOWTALLY! And you KNOOOW whathappuned? Jake-Dumped-Me and I want to gag him with a spoon!" Eh ikaw Rummel Pinera eh hindi ka ganun magsalita. Ganito ka o: "I had an entry in WikiPedia about Political Abrogationism but the Luli Internet Brigade deleted my entry about Political Abrogationism in Wikipedia. My entry for Political Abrogationism was deleted by the Luli Internet Brigade from Wikipedia because the Luli Internet Brigade does not like my entry for Political Abrogationism in Wikipedia. I also have a poetic proverb: "Do not do unto others, kung patay na ang kabayo" Therefore, the Luli Internet Brigade, GMA, Queen Elizabeth, Emperor Hirohito, Emperador del Brandy, the King of Saudi Arabia and King Kong should be abrogationisated.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Pero kung Avril Lavigne, eto ang bagay sa inyo (etong excerpt lang na ito):

"You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you're somethin else (Kulang-kulang retards)
Where you are and where it's at you see
You're makin me
Laugh out
When you strike a (patalsikin) pose
Take off
All your CHEESY clothes
You know
You're not foolin anyone
When you become

Somebody else
Round everyone else
Watchin your back
Like you can't relax
You tryin to be cool
You look like a FOOL to me"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

RUMMEL PINERA said...

Mas bagay sa iyo makinig ng mga kanta ni April Boy Regino eh!______Maybagongbahay

Ang mga elitistang tulad mo ay sobrang mang-insulto sa mga paborito ng masa tulad nila Manny Pacqiao o April Boy Regino. Pero pag nagigipit si Manang Glo ay tinatawag niya ang mga paborito ng masa na tulad nila Ai-Ai De Las Alas, Jolina Magdangal o si Manny Pacqiao para manawagan ng "national reconcilliation". Ang mga tra-po nga naman, oo! Sino ba ang pinakamalaking tra-po ng bansa? E sino pa kundi si Manang Glo. Asal-Glo: Mangangako ngayon, wawasakin bukas! HEHEHEHEHE!

Ano na nangyari sa "Political ABNO-grationism" mo? Susmaryosep naman, magtinda ka na lang ng binatog sa Quiapo mas hindi ka pa kahiya-hiya OK?_____Maybagongbahay


Ang pulitika sa Pilipinas ay abnormal. Ang gubyerno sa Pilipinas ay abnormal. Ang ekonomiya ng bansa ay abnormal. Kaya pala! Kaya pala puro abnormal ang mga pananalita mo e. Abnormal ang resulta ng eleksiyong pampanguluhan sa bansa natin ay lubhang abnormal. Ano ang normal sa ating bansa? Normal ang pamimirata ng mga "intellectual properties", with the consent of the local officials and the corrupt cops. Normal ang mga paglabag sa mga human rights ng mga mamamayan. Normal ang police brutality. Normal ang pambabastos sa saligang-batas ng mga taong tulad nila Mike Defensor, Ignacio Bunye o Vidal Quirol. Normal ang mga pagyayabang nila Glo Arroyo at mga kasama niya sa MlacaƱang, habang nagugutom ang masang Pilipino. Bagsak ang ekonomiya ng ating bansa! Pero ang sinisisi ni Glo ay si Honasan, KMU, KMP, J.I.L., ang mga magbabalut, ang mga karpentero, sina Tito, Vic n Joey, etc., etc..... Sino ba ang nagmamaneho kuno ng ekonomiya ng ating bansa? Sino pa kundi sina Manang Glo at ang mga kasama niya. WOW! Kaya ang normal sa isang normal na tao ay abnormal para kay Maybagongbahay! Pra kay Maybagongbahay, abnormal ang demokrasya at normal ang diktadura.

Pinera eh hindi ka ganun magsalita. Ganito ka o: "I had an entry in WikiPedia about Political Abrogationism but the Luli Internet Brigade deleted my entry about Political Abrogationism in Wikipedia._____Maybagongbahay


Anung pakialam ko sa Wikepedia mo! Ni hindi ko nga alam ang Wikepedia mong iyan! Kung kay Luli yang encyclopedia na iyan, solohin mo na lang iyan, at isaksak mo pa sa maleta mo! Ang mga nilalagay dapat sa "encyclopedia" ay yung mga "public figures" tulad nila Manang Glo Arroyo, Ignacio Bunye, Mike Defensor, Fidel Castro, King Gyanendra, Robert Mugabe, Muhammad Omar, Saddam Hussein, Khadaffi, Bin Laden at yung iba pang mga "notorious despots of the world". Kung gusto mo, tutal malakas ka naman ata kina Luli n company, e di mag- palagay ka na ng bio-data mo sa isang encyclopedia. Tutal celebrity ka naman. Pati kaming mga "private individuals" ay idinadamay mo sa mga "rumor factories" mo. HEHEHEHEHEHEHE! Okey na!

RUMMEL PINERA said...

Ang mga nilalagay dapat sa "encyclopedia" ay yung mga "public figures" tulad nila Manang Glo Arroyo, Ignacio Bunye, Mike Defensor, Vidal Quirol, Fidel Castro, King Gyanendra, Robert Mugabe, Muhammad Omar, Saddam Hussein, Khadaffi, Bin Laden, at yung iba pang mga "notorious despots of the world". Mr. Maybagongbahay, pwede ka ring sumama sa hanay nila dahil normal lang sa iyo ang mambastos ng demokrasya. Purke ba magaling umingles si idolo mong si Manang Glo ay magaling na rin siyang magmaneho ng pamabansang ekonomiya? Bakit naghihirap ang bansa natin kahit magaling umingles si Manang Glo? Yun ngang bagong punong ministro sa Hapon e mahina rin sa inglesan, pero matino ang patakbo niya sa ekonomiya ng kanyang bayan. Mapapakain ba ng mga pa-inglis-inglis nila Manang Glo, Mike Defensor, Vidal Quirol, Ignacio Bunye, Maybagongbahay, etc., etc.. yung mga nagugutom nating mga kababayan? Gugutumin lang sila lalo sa mga pakonyo-konyo ninyo. Mas disente pa nga si Eddy Gil kesa sa mga tra-po sa Malakanyang e. Masyadong iskandaloso na ang mga nakaupo sa kapangyarihan sa Malakanyang ngayon. Tingin nga ng "majority" ng mga Pilipino sa mga namiminuno sa ating gubyerno ay pawang mga "notorious criminals". Si Eddy Gil kung magtitinda ng binatog sa Quiapo ay tiyak na dudumugin ng masa. Magagawa kaya nila Vidal Quirol, Ignacio Bunyi o Mike Defensor ang mag "extra challenge" nang nagtitinda ng binatog sa Quiapo? Baka pagalitan pa sila ng mga tao doon kapag nakita sila doon sa lugar na iyon e.

"Si GMA pa mauutakan nila eh mas tuso pa sa sampung urangutan yun."_____ Maybagongbahay


Bakit, mukha bang urangutan si Manang Glo para sa iyo?

"The guy was so tuwa! He gave out his bank details and basta, I don’t know the rest of the story but he ended up in Luli Internet Brigade."_____Maybagongbahay


Masyado ka namang mag-komersyal para sa Luli Internet Brigade! Malaki ata ang kinikita mo diyan e. Ibahagi mo naman sa mga mahihirap.


Democracy is natural, universal and moral. Hence, it is only proper for every country, every social organization and every culture in the world to embrace real democracy.

maybagongbuhay said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Napikon si Rummel Pinera kung ano-ano na lang ang pinagsasasabi. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

RUMMEL PINERA said...

"BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Napikon si Rummel Pinera kung ano-ano na lang ang pinagsasasabi. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! "_____Maybagongbahay


Tawang abnoy yan a... Bakit kasi ang ginagawa mo ay mang-insulto ng mga pribadong tao, samantalang pinag-uusapan sa mga ganitong "blogs" ay mga isyung pamabayan na ini-eksplika ng mga pribadong tao na tulad namin? Ni hindi mo nga maipagtanggol ng tumpak ang iyong mga idolong "public figures" sa rehimeng Arroyo sa harap ng mga malalaking isyu na kinakaharap nila e. Ang alam mo lang ay mang-insulto ng mga pribadong tao..... Siguro ganun lang talaga ang lebel ng kaisipan mo sa mga pinag-uusapang isyu sa mga blogs. Utak- BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA_YA!

Hindi mo pa sinasagot ang tanung na ito: Ang tingin mo ba talaga kay Manang Glo Arroyo ay isang urangutan?

"Si GMA pa mauutakan nila eh mas tuso pa sa sampung urangutan yun."_____Maybagongbahay

Si Glo Arroyo ay urangutan pala sa iyo.

maybagongbuhay said...

Rummel Pinera, you were not being insulted. You were being described.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maybagongligo said...

Huwag nyo nang pansinin si Maybagongbahay. Sayang lang ang katatayp nyo sa pagsagot. Parang nakikipagsagutan lang kayo sa isang nahihibang na baliw! Kita niyo na naman, tawa pa lang baliw na baliw na ang dating! Di naman marunong yang si Maybagongbahay na sumagot nang maayos. Malamang kamag-anak pa yan na malapit ni GMA. Kita niyo naman, mag-reak lang e kunsumido na siya! Parang pasan niya ang mundo. May sarili siyang mundo! Mapapasma lang mga daliri ninyo dito sa blog na'to sa kaka-debate sa isang taong parang walang pinag-aralan kung sumagot at magsalita. Kamag-anak yan na malapit ni GMA.