May 24, 2018, 2:19 pm
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Digong should not go to Kuwait

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong said he will go to Kuwait to witness the signing of an agreement that would improve the working conditions and provide protection of the rights of OFWs in that tiny sheikhdom. 
To begin with, why does the signing have to take place there? And, more importantly, why does Digong feel he should go there for the signing? 
Digong said the Kuwaitis have agreed to his demands for better treatment of our modern day heroes. That’s why he would like to “honor” them (Kuwaitis) by going there?!
The Kuwaitis agreed to his demands because it is the right thing to do. They agreed because they like and need the services of our modern day heroes. And let’s face it, they have been treating a lot of them shabbily and unfairly. It was time to do what he has done which not one of his predecessors had the guts to rectify. 
My view is that we should invite the Kuwaitis to have the signing done here. If they don’t agree, I definitely do not think Digong should go there. I understand his labor secretary is the one insisting on his going there. Where is this fellow’s national pride? 
I might also suggest that the agreement to be forged with the Kuwaitis should be the model for agreements that we should likewise have with other countries that host our OFWs. 

THIRD WORLD WAR? 

US President Donald Trump finally made good his threat to launch punitive military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the latest alleged poison gas attack against its own people.
“A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way. We thank them both. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime,” Trump said over the weekend. (NOTE: After a day of precision bombing inside Syria, Trump said “mission accomplished”.)
Earlier, Russia warned the US not to take military action against Syria who, she said, was not responsible for the poison gas attack. As an ally of Syria, together with Iran and Turkey, Russia, hopefully, will not take drastic measures to defend al-Assad’s regime.
Some observers said such measures may lead to a larger conflict, a third world war! Heaven forbid! 
I personally believe, however, that none of the world leaders today, particularly those of the big powers, are crazy enough to plunge the world into a MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) situation. They know not one of them would come out a winner. 
Wishful thinking? Maybe, which leaves us with no other recourse but to hope and pray that it doesn’t happen. 

‘HUWAG TAYO
MAGBOLAHAN’ 

Digong is known for his propensity to, among others, indulge in hyperbole and utter expletives which he had promised to stop several times but has not. 
He also often says “huwag tayo mag-bolahan”. In other words, he does not like making “bola” (false statement). 
But when he expressed admiration for his predecessors Gloria Arroyo and Noynoy Aquino “for appointing the right people in government”, aba, eh, bola na ‘yan! 
He said this after lamenting that some of his own friends whom he had appointed to government positions were the first to engage in corrupt activities. 
Maybe he was too preoccupied with his duties as mayor of Davao City during the watch of Arroyo and Aquino, respectively, to pay close attention to what was happening in the national scene. 
I do not have to name those officials appointed by the two former chief executives who were corrupt. There were several. The people know them. The two ex-Presidents even have close relatives and friends who engaged in corrupt activities.
Digong, therefore, absolutely has no reason to be envious of Arroyo and Aquino. He does not have a monopoly in engaging the services of corrupt individuals. 
What sets him apart from the two, of which he should be proud, is that he fired those in his team who turned out to be corrupt. The two did not. 

NOYNOY AQUINO
NOT CORRUPT? 

Senators Panfilo Lacson and JV Ejercito said they could not believe that Noynoy Aquino was capable of committing graft and corruption. Naman… 
How conveniently they forget… Let me name a few examples to refute their belief: 
1. When Noynoy approved the illegal Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a portion of which was used to bribe senators to convict the late Chief Justice Renato Corona, that made him no less corrupt than his minions. 
2. When Noynoy tolerated the corruption that took place in MRT3 during the watch of Antonio Abaya and his predecessor/benefactor Mar Roxas, he could not possibly be less corrupt than them. 
3. When Noynoy did not even try to find out what happened to the missing foreign contributions to the Yolanda victims, that made him no less corrupt than those responsible for the missing funds. 
He may not have personally profited from the anomalies, if that is what Lacson and Ejercito have in mind, but he certainly cannot escape responsibility for their occurrence. In my book, that made him corrupt! 

DIGONG LOVES XI

Digong said he loves Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“I just simply love Xi Jinping. He understood, he understands my problem and he’s willing to help,” he said.
Can anyone blame him for his affection for the Chinese leader who is a perfect example of the saying “a friend in need is a friend indeed!”
As a normal human being, Digong’s profession of love for Xi is only natural.

REMINDERS

This segment is intended to remind the Duterte administration of some of its yet unfulfilled promises and matters that need attention and/or follow-up action. More importantly, the people are entitled to know what’s being done about them.
1) Digong’s promise to rid the country of foreign troops. This, of course, necessitates re-visiting the lopsided VFA and the EDCA with the US. 
2) Reciprocal visa arrangements with the US and other countries. 
3) The retrieval of the Balangiga bells. (Sources say the return of the bells is under negotiation.)
4) The return of the Canadian waste. (Sources say the DOJ has filed a motion before the proper court for the importer to return the waste to Canada. No decision yet. No word about what Canada is doing.)
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Today is the 354th day of the eleventh year of the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos, son of the late press icon and founder of this newspaper, Joe Burgos.
After the acquittal of Major Harry Baliaga, Jr., the only person formally charged with Jonas’ kidnapping, I guess what happens next is now up to Divine Providence.
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From an internet friend:

A policeman is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. 
However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach.
After watching the boy’s efforts for some time, the policeman moves closer to the boy’s position.
He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child’s shoulder leans over and gives the doorbell a solid ring.
Crouching down to the child’s level, the policeman smiles benevolently and asks, “And now what, my little man?”
To which the boy replies, “Now we run!”
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