A field day

May 13, 2008 § 3 Comments

Politicians had a field yesterday, lambasting Meralco and trying to justify a possible takeover a few days from now. GSIS President Winston Garcia went to the show all fired up, with his voluminous documents and pieces of evidence purportedly showing how the Lopezes earned billions of pesos to the detriment of the Filipino people.

Meanwhile, talks are a-buzz that former MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari is being groomed to replace Gloria’s factotum at the ARMM Chairmanship. Misuari is going around Muslim communities trying to seek or court their favor.

While all of these are going on, Suluanons are militating against Governor Abdulsakur Tan, led by hundreds of farmers. There’s a food crisis in Jolo, and the governor is helpless about it. In all of Mindanao, Luzon and the Visayas, people are rising up due to the effects of the high food prices.

By the way, saw the trailer of Sharon Cuneta’s new movie, the caregiver. I think it’s a fantastic one. Kudos to direct Chito Rono and Sharon Cuneta for this movie! I know it’s a tearjecker and I hate movies that makes me cry. Nonetheless, I will go to the theater and see this obra maestra. Sharon says, this is reality. Yes, it is. I’ve been an OFW myself (not a caregiver, but a manager for a big firm) and people don’t really know the tremendous sacrifices one makes in order to survive in a foreign land.

This will revive the flagging Philippine movie industry. Oppss…almost forgot…the movie of Aga and Anne Curtis. Despite its story flaws, i still commend the film outfit who did this because it promotes the beauty of the Philippines. Anne Curtis is the sexiest Pinay girl alive.

It’s a good thing that Katrina Halili will now be in a stellar role over at GMA 7. Given the right opportunity and packaging, this girl will go places.

About Maxim, they featured Angel Locsin. Well, what’s new? They say she’s hot. Well, probably years ago. She’s not that hot anymore. After what she and her manager did at GMA 7, people suddenly lost all interest on her. Her show, Lobo, is not getting the ratings top management expect from it. Maybe its unbelievable? However, Locsin surely is a lobo in real life after that very controversial over the bakod move.

Heard Heart Evangelista went abroad to shoot her teleseries (or is it a movie?). Echo said that he still loves her. Well, Heart says she feels the same way. Don’t know about these guys. If Echo is really in love, he should go wherever she is right now and propose marriage. That would rid us of these two forlorn lovers.

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§ 3 Responses to A field day

  • professor x says:

    When did it ever became wise to listen to government officials? Yes, they were lambasting Meralco during the Powercom Hearing, but I had the impression that they did not really listen or/and cannot really comprehend what they were talking about. In the end, those damn politicians just wanted the media coverage.

    Is it wise for the government to take over Meralco? NEVER, they will just use the company to fund their machinations for the 2010 elections.

    Let us ask ourselves, CAN WE REALLY TRUST THIS GOVERNMENT? CAN WE TRUST THE ENRILES, THE MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGOS OR THE MICKEY ARROYOS of this world?

  • boingdilla says:

    A field day it was so it seems. Only, it was obvious how brilliant the arroyo government is with their money making ploys. If only they devote this kind of effort and brilliancy in doing what is right for the people then perhaps we’ll all be in a better place. How much more sacrifices should the pinoys make for the sake of these scrupulous bunch of spposedly leaders? Again, moderate your greed.

  • Meralco is unworthy of our trust. Consider these:

    1. Consumers in Metro Manila have been shouldering the Manila Electric Co.’s costs of doing business—including its own power consumption of 71 million kilowatt hours, or about P500 million a year.

    2. Meralco buys a good portion of its power from two sister companies, which charge more than the National Power Corp. does. These high costs are again passed on to consumers, while the Lopez-owned companies pocket the higher profits.

    3. Eight top executives of the power distribution company will be paid P97 million this year, while the officers and directors as a group will get P170 million. This seems rather extravagant in a company that has 4,000 supervisors for 3,000 rank-and-file workers.

    4. Meralco also wants its customers to shoulder its bad debts worth P14 billion.

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