July 26, 2009 is Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day 2009.

This blog post  is my own little way of expressing my support to the NO to Con-Ass movement.

Tomorrow, GMA will deliver her SONA (State of the Nation Address). I don’t know if it will be the usual stuff: look-good-feel-good statistics and same old rhetoric. I am not inclined to listen (maybe I will read the transcript via the news/web if I have time). But I hope her allies do not attempt another railroading sneaky moves there.

This post may not be a surprise for some since I have blogged my political views here:

If you want to know more info on this topic kindly visit the link below:

  • Cyberprotest, Blog Action Day vs. #conass sa July 26

Other bloggers post on today’s Blog Action Day:

HR1109: Kick that Con-Ass

And so the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1109seeking to convene Congress into a constituent assembly that would amend the 1987 Constitution“. And that railroading was fast, really fast. Faster than how Motilium solved Barack Obama’s dyspepsia in my previous Obama in Manila post.

Let me just say that I’m a big “fan” of GMA and her chacha plans 🙂 . So naturally I will not take this HR1109Con-Ass thing by just sitting down. For the record: I’m opposing this HR 1109, Constituent Assembly and any other move for Charter Change and extension of term of our “beloved” President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

I will not tire you with the technicalities of the House Resolution but I will post related articles at the end of this post if you want to read them.

If the the 170+ Congressman wants to play with fire, so be it. They have gained my “respect” and attention so I will be posting their names here and make them more “famous”

ABLAN, ROQUE R. JR Ilocos Norte, 1st District
AGBAYANI, VICTOR AGUEDO E. Pangasinan, 2nd District
AGYAO, MANUEL, S Kalinga Province
ALBANO (III), RODOLFO T. Isabela, 1st District
ALFELOR, FELIX R. JR. 4th District, Camarines Sur
ALMARIO, THELMA Z. Davao Oriental, 2nd District
ALVAREZ, ANTONIO C. Palawan 1st District
ALVAREZ, GENARO RAFAEL M. JR. Negros Occidental, 6th District
AMANTE, EDELMIRO A. Agusan Del Norte, 2nd District
AMATONG, ROMMEL C. Compostela Valley, 2nd District
ANGPING, MARIA ZENAIDA B. Manila, 3rd District
ANTONINO, RODOLFO W. Nueva Ecija, 4th District
APOSTOL, TRINIDAD G. Leyte, 2nd District
AQUINO, JOSE S. (II) 1st District Agusan del Norte
ARAGO, MARIA EVITA R. 3rd district, Laguna
ARBISON, A MUNIR M. Sulu 2nd District
ARENAS, MA. RACHEL J. Pangasinan, 3rd District
ARROYO, DIOSDADO M. Camarines Sur, 1st District
ARROYO, IGNACIO T. 5th district Negros Occidental
ARROYO, JUAN MIGUEL M. 2nd District of Pampanga

BAGATSING, AMADO S. Manila 5th district
BALINDONG, PANGALIAN M. Lanao del Sur, 2nd District
BARZAGA, ELPIDIO F. JR. Cavite, 2nd District
BAUTISTA, FRANKLIN P. Davao Del Sur, 2nd District
BELMONTE, VICENTE F. JR. Lanao del Norte, 1st District
BICHARA, AL FRANCIS C. Albay, 2nd District
BIRON, FERJENEL G. Iloilo, 4th District
BONDOC, ANNA YORK P. Pampanga 4th District
BONOAN-DAVID, MA. THERESA B. Manila, 4th District
BRAVO, NARCISO R. JR. Masbate, 1st District
BUHAIN, EILEEN ERMITA Batangas, 1st District
BULUT, ELIAS C. JR. Apayao Lone District
CAGAS (IV), MARC DOUGLAS C. Davao Del Sur, 1st District
CAJAYON, MARY MITZI L. Caloocan, 2nd District
CAJES, ROBERTO C. Bohol, 2nd District
CARI, CARMEN L. Leyte, 5th District
CASTRO, FREDENIL H. Capiz, 2nd District
CELESTE, ARTHUR F. Pangasinan, 1st District
CERILLES, ANTONIO H. Zamboanga Del Sur, 2nd District
CHATTO, EDGARDO M. Bohol, 1st District
CHONG, GLENN A. Biliran, Lone District
CHUNG-LAO, SOLOMON R. Ifugai, Lone District
CLARETE, MARINA C. Misamis Occidental, 1st District
CODILLA, EUFROCINO M. SR. Leyte, 4th District
COJUANCO, MARK O. Pangasinan, 5th District
COQUILA, TEODULO M. Eastern Samar, Lone District
CRISOLOGO, VINCENT P. Quezon City, 1st District
CUA, JUNIE E. Quirino, Lone District
CUENCO, ANTONIO V. Cebu City, 2nd District
DANGWA, SAMUEL M. Benguet, Lone District
DATUMANONG, SIMEON A. Maguindanao, Lone District
Dayanghirang, Nelson L. Davao Oriental, 1st District
DAZA, NANETTE C. Quezon City, 4th District
DAZA, PAUL R. Northern Samar, 1st District
DE GUZMAN, DEL R. Marikina City, 2nd District
DEFENSOR, ARTHUR D. SR. Iloilo, 3rd District
DEFENSOR, MATIAS V. JR. Quezon City, 3rd District
DEL MAR, RAUL V. Cebu City, 1st District
DIASNES, CARLO OLIVER D. (MD) Batanes, Lone District
DIMAPORO, ABDULLAH D. Lanao Del Norte, 2nd District
DOMOGAN, MAURICIO G. Baguio, Lone District
DUAVIT, MICHAEL JOHN R. Rizal, 1st District
DUENAS, HENRY M. JR. Taguig, 2nd District (2nd Councilor District)
DUMARPA, FAYSAH MRP. Lanao del Sur, 1st District
DUMPIT, THOMAS L. JR. La Union, 2nd District
DURANO (IV), RAMON H. 5th District, Cebu
ECLEO, GLENDA B. Dinagat Islands, Lone District
EMANO, YEVGENY VICENTE B. Misamis Oriental, 2nd District
ENVERGA, WILFRIDO MARK M. Quezon, 1st District
ESTRELLA, CONRADO M. (III) Pangasinan, 6th District
FERRER, JEFFREY P. Negros Occidental, 4th District
GARAY, FLORENCIO C. Surigao Del Sur, 2nd District
GARCIA, ALBERT S. Bataan, 2nd District.
GARCIA, PABLO JOHN F. Cebu, 3rd District
GARCIA, PABLO P. Cebu, 2nd District
GARCIA, VINCENT J. Davao City, 2nd District
GARIN, JANETTE L. Iloilo, 1st District
GATCHALIAN, REXLON T. Valenzuela City, 1st District
GATLABAYAN, ANGELITO C. Antipolo City, 2nd District
GO, ARNULFO F. Sultan Kudarat, 2nd District
GONZALES, AURELIO D. JR. Pampanga 3rd District
GONZALES, RAUL T. JR. Ilo ilo City
GULLAS, EDUARDO R. Cebu, 1st District
GUNIGUNDO, MAGTANGGOL T. Valenzuela City 2nd District
HOFER, DULCE ANN K. Zamboanga Sibugay, 2nd District
JAAFAR, NUR G. Tawi-Tawi, Lone District
JALA, ADAM RELSON L. Bohol, 3rd District
JALOSJOS, CESAR G. Zamboanga del Norte, 3rd District
JALOSJOS-CARREON, CECILIA G. Zamboanga del Norte, 1st District
JIKIRI, YUSOP H. Sulu, 1st District
KHO, ANTONIO T. Masbate, 2nd District
LABADLABAD, ROSENDO S. Zamboanga del Norte, 2nd District
LACSON, JOSE CARLOS V. Negros Occidental, 3rd District
LAGDAMEO, ANTONIO F. JR. Davao del Norte, 2nd District
LAPUS, JECI A. Tarlac, 3rd District
LAZATIN, CARMELO F. Pampanga, 1st District
LIM, RENO G. Albay, 3rd District
LOPEZ, JAIME C. Manila, 2nd District
MADRONA, ELEANORA JESUS F. Romblon, Lone District
MAGSAYSAY, MARIA MILAGROS H. Zambales, 1st District
MALAPITAN, OSCAR G. Caloocan, 1st District
MAMBA, MANUEL N. Cagayan, 3rd District
MARANON, ALFREDO D. III Negros Occidental, 2nd District
MATUGAS, FRANCISCO T. Surigao del Norte, 1st District
MENDOZA, MARK LEANDRO L. Batangas, 4th District
MERCADO, ROGER G. Southern Leyte, Lone District
NAVA, JOAQUIN CARLOS RAHMAN A. (MD) Guimaras, Lone District
NICOLAS, REYLINA G. Bulacan, 4th District
NOGRALES, PROSPERO C. Davao City, 1st District
OLAñO, ARREL R. Davao Del Norte, 1st District
ONG, EMIL L. Northern Samar, 2nd District
ORTEGA, VICTOR FRANCISCO C. La Union, 1st District
PANCHO, PEDRO M. Bulacan, 2nd District
PANCRUDO, CANDIDO P. JR. Bukidnon, 1st District
PICHAY, PHILIP A. Surigao Del Sur, 1st District
PIñOL, BERNARDO F. JR. North Cotabato, 2nd District
PUNO, ROBERTO V. Antipolo City, 1st District
RAMIRO, HERMINIA M. Misamis Occidental, 2nd District
REMULLA, JESUS CRISPIN C. Cavite, 3rd District
REYES, CARMELITA O. Marinduque, Lone District
REYES, VICTORIA H. Batangas, 3rd District
ROBES, ARTURO G. San Jose Del Monte City, Lone District
Rodriguez-Zaldarriaga, Adelina Rizal, 2nd District
ROMAN, HERMINIA B. Bataan, 1st District
ROMARATE, GUILLERMO A. JR. Surigao del Norte, 2nd District
ROMUALDO, PEDRO Camiguin, Lone District
ROMULO, ROMAN T. Pasig City, Lone District
SALIMBANGON, BENHUR L. Cebu, 4th District
SALVACION JR., ANDRES D. Leyte, 3rd District
SAN LUIS, EDGAR S. Laguna, 4th District
SANDOVAL, ALVIN S. Malabon-Navotas, Lone District
SANTIAGO, JOSEPH A. Catanduanes, Lone District
SEACHON-LANETE, RIZALINA L. 3rd district of Masbate
SEARES-LUNA, CECILIA M. Abra, Lone District
SILVERIO, LORNA C. Bulacan, 3rd District
SINGSON, ERIC D. Ilocos Sur, 2nd District
SINGSON, RONALD V. Ilocos Sur, 1st District
SOLIS, JOSE G. Sorsogon, 2nd District
SUAREZ, DANILO E. Quezon, 3rd District
SUSANO, MARY ANN L. Quezon City, 2nd District
SY-ALVARADO, MA. VICTORIA R. Bulacan, 1st District
SYJUCO, JUDY J. 2nd Dsitrict, Iloilo
TALINO-MENDOZA, EMMYLOU J. North Cotabato, 1st District
TAN, SHAREE ANN T. Samar, 2nd District
TEODORO, MARCELINO R. Marikina City, 1st District
TEVES, PRYDE HENRY A. Negros Oriental, 3rd District
TUPAS, NEIL C. JR. Iloilo, 5th District
UNGAB, ISIDRO T. Davao City, 3rd District
UY, EDWIN C. Isabela, 2nd District
UY, REYNALDO S. Samar, 1st District
UY, ROLANDO A. Cagayan De Oro City, Lone District
VALENCIA, RODOLFO G. Oriental Mindoro, 1st District
VARGAS, FLORENCIO L. Cagayan, 2nd District
VILLAFUERTE, LUIS R. Camarines Sur, 2nd District
VILLAROSA, MA. AMELITA C. Occidental Mindoro, Lone District
VIOLAGO, JOSEPH GILBERT F. Nueva Ecija, 2nd District
YAP, JOSE V. Tarlac, 2nd District
YU, VICTOR J. Zamboanga Del Sur, 1st District
ZAMORA, MANUEL E. 1st District, Compostela Valley
ZIALCITA, EDUARDO C. Parañaque, 1st District

List courtesy of Ms. Noemi,  and thepoc.net.

I know there might be some mispelled names (maybe because of OCR used) but will try to correct some soon.

Sidenotes on the list of names, I feel good that Rep. Lorenzo “Ka Erin” Tanada III  (Quezon Province, 4th district), is not part of this dirty list. It is not so surprising to see that Rep. Danilo Suarez and Rep. Mark Enverga imho.

I placed some names in bold to highlight that they are either part of the first family (Dato, Mikee at Uncle Iggy is on the list of course) or are old trapos. Worst case they might be new pranelas that we need watch out.

Related Articles from other bloggers:
Oppose Constituent Assembly by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

Please Let Me Vote On 2010 – The Railroading Of The Constitutional Assembly by EarthlinGorgeous

Showdown? by Manuel L. Quezon III

There’s a Reason we Call it Con-ass by Bikoy

House Resolution No. 1109 and the People by Juned

The Lone Ranger Chacha of The House by Congressman Ruffy Biazon.

The Pronoun ‘ITS’ in Con-Ass Rez by Dean Jorge Bocobo

Approval of HR 1109–like a thief in the night, they again robbed the Filipinos of their democratic rights by Dine Racoma

Good Morning Manila, The Asses have it by Cocoy

#conass twitter stream archive as of 0530 june 3, 2009 compiled by Cocoy

HR 1109 in the Plenary, Live Blog by Caffeine Sparks

Will update this post if there are new developments on this issue.

Update 06.03.2009.11PM(GMT+8)

Posted new list of Congressmen with their province and district. Uploaded the Conass badge in my sidebar.

Pacquiao Hatton Fight on Solar Sports (and GMA-7 too)

[Update 05.03.2209]
View results here at Pacquiao Hatton Results post.

[Update 04.13.2009]
I have posted some new video on Pacquiao Hatton HBO 24/7 Trailer plus one trainer trash talking.

I was watching TV last weekend and saw several GMA-7 Flash Report on the PacquiaoSolar SportsABS-CBN love triangle issue. The lawyer of Pacquiao is reading some prepared statement affirming that the coverage of his May 2 fight with Hatton is still with Solar Sports (and subsequently GMA-7). I asked my brother why the news and the statement needs to be aired several times, he just smiled and said that it must be in response to ABS-CBN report that Pacquiao is already moving to the ABS-CBN stable. Checking the details today and reading Inquirer.net and GMANews.TV report, it seems that this is another messy issue and Pacman is being dragged into the television network war.

As a boxer, I love Manny Pacquiao. He brings glory and pride to our beloved country every time he fights in the ring. I wish him well on his May 2, 2009 fight with Ricky Hatton. But my unsolicited advice to him now is to prepare for his bout and let the lawyers and publicist do the talking. It is good to hear that he is on the right track. To quote another GMANews.TV report:

To make Pacman more focused on his training, Team Pacquiao prohibited media coverage at the Wildcard Gym and scheduled autograph signing and photo sessions with the boxer only every Saturday.

Hats off to Team Pacquiao on that rule.

I will try to post other updates on Pacquiao-Hatton bout as the fight night nears.

Pangandaman Golf Brawl

Today is Rizal Day. I should be writing about heroes and their commendable acts and how we should exemplify them. But here I am writing about Nasser Pangandaman Jr.  mayor of Masiu town in Lanao del Sur province, Philippines brawling up a 56-year old man and his son over some misunderstanding on a golf course last Friday. Heroic right?

Pangandaman Jr. is the son of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Datu Nasser Pangandaman Sr. The younger Pagandaman, together with his henchmen allegedly beat up Delfin de la Paz and his son Bino after some golf etiquette/rules argument turned into a bloody incident at the Valley Golf and Country Club in Antipolo City. (Btw some of the mayor’s minions are armed with handguns hence they are perceived to be bodyguards). There is a pending case filed at Antipolo Police women and children’s desk related to this incident.

The DAR Chief and his mayor son have their own version: It was the older De la Paz who first hit them with an umbrella. WTF!!! Somebody hits you with an umbrella and your gun-toting minions swarms on them and beat them up?

I do not know what will happen to this case. I just hope and pray that De la Paz and his son recover soon, and that their family will be safe from harm.

To the DAR Chief, his mayor son and his companions, other netizens  have already tagged you with so many adjectives (and some recommended course of action too) and I will not add to the list. Just one word for you and your cronies: Karma.

Dec12 Rally: Stop GMA ChaCha

I browsed Tonyocruz.com post and found out that the anti-ChaCha rally is today, December 12. Sorry I can’t make it but I am posting the invitation from the organizers (courtesy of Tonyo) as a show of support to the anti-ChaCha movement:

Dear Friends and Concerned Citizens,

Greetings of peace in these turbulent and uncertain times!

Recent moves in the House of Representatives by no less than Speaker Prospero Nograles and other administration allies to railroad their discredited bid to change the Philippine Charter (Chacha) by convening Congress into a Constituent Assembly (Con?Ass) has raised the alarm among many concerned sectors of our society.

Like in previous failed attempts at Chacha, a vast majority and still growing number of our people, are convinced that their real purpose is to extend the stay of Mrs. Arroyo in power well beyond 2010.

We thus call on you to be one with our people in declaring, “Enough! Stop Gloria’s Chacha now!”

Join us in an inter?faith, multisectoral prayer and protest rally on Friday, 12 December 2008, 4:00 pm.

Let us congregate at the Ninoy Aquino Monument, Ayala corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

We also enjoin our kababayan in other cities and provinces to express their rejection of Chacha in various forms of protest nationwide.

Let us take a united stand once more so that truth, justice and the will of the people may prevail!

Diocese of Caloocan

General Secretary, UCCP

Lasallian Justice & Peace Commission


Solidarity Philippines

Hope you guys have a peaceful rally!