Saturday, February 09, 2008

This Government is making me BLUE...and GREEN with envy


EVERYTHING WRONG WITH OUR GOVERNMENT
HAS BEEN SUMMARIZED IN THIS FRONTPAGE FROM

THE PHILIPPINE STAR:



1. The First Gentleman,
implicated in practically every anomalous contract
entered into by his wife's administration.


2. The Great Moro-Moro:
GMA ordering Raul Gonzales and the Department of (in)Justice
to probe the culprits?

hahahaha!

Are they planning to stick a thermometer up
the corpulent butt of Mike Arroyo?


3. Our Philippine National Police
in a permanent state of denial in an alternate reality.


4. Greed, NOT Truth, has prevailed.


5. Too many ATENEANs in GMA's Government.

Brand New House Speaker Prospero Nograles
of Ateneo Law's controversial Aquila Legis fraternity
hugging Ateneo High School's Congressman Mikey Arroyo
in Malacanang two days after the De Venecia coup de grâce.





Thank God for
LA SALLE!!!


"On many occassions, the Brothers have opened their doors
to those in need of shelter or care,
regardless of religious beliefs or political affiliations.

We believe this practice takes on special meaning today,
as we give sanctuary and protection to the Lozada children
who are members of the La Sallian community."


Bro. Felipe Belleza, FSC





ANIMO LA SALLE!!!


My other Alma Mater is once again stuck on the hill
and refuses to come down;

it has been eerily, embarassingly quiet
about all the shenanigans of Macapagal-Arroyo et al.
for the past few years.

Nakakahiya, Ateneo!

Whatever happened to "Man for Others"?
Ano ba ito, "Man for Malacanang?!??!"





What the F*ck?!?!??!

The ATENEO used to produce
Jose Rizals, Ninoy Aquinos and Edgar Jopsons.



Now,
we let the cowardly NERI
and the pater et fils ARROYO,
not to mention the former Economics professor at the Ateneo,
GMA herself, to represent Loyola's ideals
and run roughshod over our rights as Pinoys.


And the ATENEO community continues to keep quiet.

No one in the Ateneo Administration nor the Ateneo Alumni
has come out officially into the open
to even mildly castigate our government.



Is it because, a few short years ago,
shortly after her accidental proclamation as President,
in a speech at her alma mater on March 15, 2001,
GMA effusively declared:



"MANY OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PRACTICE NOW
AS PRESIDENT,
AS VICE PRESIDENT,
AS SENATOR,
WERE THINGS REALLY THAT I LEARNED
FROM THE ATENEO ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT...



MY SONS WERE ALSO THERE FROM PREP....

SO, I THANK YOU FOR TEACHING NOT ONLY ME BUT ALSO
MY HUSBAND AND MY CHILDREN...



I HAD ONE CLASSMATE WHO DID NOT BECOME AN ECONOMIST
BUT HE IS NOW THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE
ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES ANGIE REYES...



SO, I THANK ATENEO FOR TEACHING ME ECONOMICS
BUT I THANK YOU TOO FOR CONTINUING TO HELP ME WITH MY GOVERNANCE
BECAUSE OF THE WISE COUNSEL THAT YOU CONTINUE TO GIVE
AND BECAUSE YOU HELP ME TO PREPARE FOR THIS ROLE."


http://www.opnet.ops.gov.ph/speech-2001mar15.htm






LET'S WAKE UP THE BLUE EAGLES!!!
they have been snoozing too soundly since 2001...


one wonders:
why the deafening silence from Katipunan?

the cause may be hopeless;
but still,
those tilting at windmills are way more impressive
than those idly sitting back, scratching their balls blue.

(for reference, click on to:
http://spanx.multiply.com/journal/item/11/The_Blue_Eggless)




Thank God,
The LA SALLIANS' arrows
are flying straight and true
and finding their mark.

LA SALLE
is the school that's really Flying High.

19 Comments:

Anonymous VJ said...

Being part of the HS and the Graduate School of Business, (much more being bloodly related to GMA) I feel bad and sad.

The other day, I was wearing my Ateneo golf shirt with our proud Lux In Domino seal embroidered on my chest.

My Singaporean associate, after noticing that the crest is the very same crest printed on my coffee mug, asked, "What does that sign mean?"

I said, "This is the seal of my Alma Mater...the Ateneo de Manila University. Many Filipino men and women were honed in this university. Many of our leaders came from this inistitution."

He then said, "I see...but isn't the Philippines one of the most corrupt, disorganized, and dog-eat-dog places in the world?"

I ended up giving him a wry smile.
For the very first time, being an Atenean wasn't so great. In fact, it felt kind of lousy.

Lousier than losing to La Salle in 100 UAAP seasons. Yep, that bad.

Jose Rizal, Ninoy Aquino, Ed Jopson, Evelio Javier. I am sure they feel lousy too.

February 9, 2008 at 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehe that's such a witty title!

February 9, 2008 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Lava Bien said...

Yup, my sentiments are with you.

Though I'm a Mapuan and not been around politics much.
Watching all these news make me sick to my stomach.
I mean how could we let this happen and keep on letting this happen?

I thank you for speaking up on your blog.
All bloggers should follow suite if they care about our country, GREED ay talamak na, tama na ulit!

February 9, 2008 at 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, at least La Salle's transgressions are UAAP-level only.

UAAP: Ineligibility woes haunt La Salle anew

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: February 09, 2008

AN “HONEST MISTAKE” FORCED the La Salle women’s volleyball team to drop its bid for redemption just a year after returning from suspension in the UAAP.
The Lady Archers forfeited all their victories in the second round when Jacqueline Alarca, La Salle’s top scorer and the league’s leading blocker and server, continued to compete in the league even after filing a league of absence (LOA) from the university.

February 10, 2008 at 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But hasn't La Salle been involved in recent controverisies like faking birth certificates for their athletes to meet the qualifying age or whatever?

February 10, 2008 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

yan nga ang masakit.


di nga nandaraya ang mga atenista sa UAAP,

pag-graduate naman,
ang bayan nating Pilipinas ang
dinadaya.

February 10, 2008 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ang La Salle, mismo teachers and president ang mandaraya at tinuturuan pa ang mga bata kung paano magdaya.

February 11, 2008 at 1:39 AM  
Anonymous LIMPOTLIVES said...

JDV is HS'51.

DLSU's alumni are not exactly vanguards of morality.

You should do your homework.

February 11, 2008 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger spanx said...

at least JDV admitted culpability,
whatever his motives;

neri's still hiding under GMA's skirt. hahaha

February 11, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous junlimps said...

Here's a clip from Newsbreak, on La Sallites' new poster boy for bravery. Go HS'51!

"The former Speaker refused to elaborate on the specific charges he will make, obviously because, “I’m not covered by parliamentary immunity here” at the press conference. "

February 11, 2008 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous saturnyne said...

tama yan. isisi sa paaralang pinag-aralan ang mga kasamaang personal na pinili.

another embarrassment for Ateneo: this blog's author.

February 12, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

saturnyne,


learn to read with comprehension, please.

the post is all about:


"And the ATENEO community continues to keep quiet.

No one in the Ateneo Administration nor the Ateneo Alumni has come out officially into the open to even mildly castigate our government."


It's NOT about the personal choices that alumni make after graduating.

February 12, 2008 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Princess of Shanghai said...

spanx, I completely agree with you on the matter of Ateneo's "deafening silence" throughout this whole ZTE mess. As an Atenean, I feel dismayed that my school is not taking a stand and making itself heard on this issue. Needless to say, I deplore Neri's cowardice, and I give props to the La Salle brothers for helping protect Lozada and his family.

However, I can see why saturnyne felt that your blog post was an attack on Ateneo as an educational institution that produces crooked politicians. You did, after all, start out with "too many Ateneans in GMA's goverment", plus that photo of Nograles and Arroyo. Then you wrote, in bold text, that "The Ateneo used to produce
Jose Rizals, Ninoy Aquinos and Edgar Jopsons.", implying that it no longer produces any honorable statesmen. Then you proceeded to quote, at length, GMA's speech crediting Ateneo for "continuing to help... with [her] governance".

I suggest a bit more coherence and organization in your writing next time, so as to avoid being misunderstood, and earning the ire of Ateneans who don't deserve to be lumped together with corrupt scumbags who shame the Ateneo name.

February 12, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

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February 12, 2008 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

many thanks for your very lucid comments.

my writing style is not meant for the faint of heart, i agree.

as far as coherence and organization go, i pride myself
on writing with veracity, and just a bit of irony.

i don't spell things out, i'd rather have the audience reach their own conclusions.

it's too bad that some readers
(not you, obviously) just read the highlighted/bold fonts.



i know you'll understand my frustrations with our beloved Ateneo, more so in light of the fact that I first wrote about this ""deadma from loyola" back in september of 2004.

i don't expect the Ateneo to censure Bunye, Atienza, Nograles, Neri, or the Arroyos, of course.

but this deafening silence is tantamount to a sin of omission,

and as far as this Atenean is concerned, it is a cop-out that goes against the ideals of rizal, jopson, and aquino.

there are too many bad Ateneans in government, and i'm still waiting for my Alma Mater to stop sitting on the fence.

February 12, 2008 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Princess of Shanghai said...

I thought you should read this, to assure you that there are at least 2 Ateneans making their voices heard:

http://www.chairwrecker.com/index_a.php?col=358

Despite all the Blue Chickens and Blue Vultures in the Arroyo administration, I still have faith that I have fellow Ateneans who are true Blue Eagles. Let's hope there are more of us who strive to fly high, and not sink low.

February 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these blue vultures are exceptions, i know for a fact that there are a lot of ateneans who are more than willing to be "men for others". your one of them spanx. keep up the good work.
francis d.

February 29, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insecure lang kayo. Is one part necessarily true for a whole? Is Ateneo responsible for all of its past graduate's thoughts and actions? As if naman 100% ng LaSalle ay mga santo.

June 19, 2008 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Miguel said...

I can see why La Salle gave Lozada protection.

The problem of most Filipinos is their patronizing attitude. Just because Arroyo is an Ateneo graduate, La Salle "voluntarily" protected Lozada.

I also felt disappointed because my current school (Ateneo) didn't stood up for Arroyo's corruption. Another perfect example of patronization.

But the thing that really ticked me off about your post is how you branded all of us Ateneans as corrupt. Plus, I heard Ateneo was removing Arroyo from the Alumni.

I have to say that Ateneo's graduates (referring to the population of graduates) are not 100% "men and women for others". So is your beloved La Salle.

And I have to say the school is not responsible for your wrongdoings as a working adult. It's really pathetic for other people to look at the Alma Mater of a person to judge the Alma Mater INSTEAD of the person itself. I have to say your family upbringing, your personal experiences and your own conscience are the factors to look at a person's attitude and reputation NOT THE SCHOOL.

And all this Ateneo-La Salle Rivalry taken to other spheres of life is BULLSHIT. It's obvious that your post is all about "Ateneo-La Salle rivalry" bias.

Dito nga nakikita na mababaw ang pagiisip ng karamihan ng mga Pilipino. Kahit graduate sila sa mga prestigious universities sa bansa.

P.S. I'm also proud to be a UST High School graduate, thanks to Jun Lozada. VERITAS!!

June 13, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

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