Showing posts from March, 2009

We actually voted for these people...?

These Philippine govt. officials !

The stories below probably explain why the Philippine government is in the shape that it's in now !!!

In case you haven't read this, it is too good not to be passed on to all. Enjoy !!!

A friend has been a Travel Agent for 30 Years. She says her 30 years of taking reservation requests from government officials explains why we are all in trouble.

Here's a few choice reservation questions from these bright people:

1) Senator Tessie Oreta asked for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.

2) I got a call from ex-Mayor Joey Marquez, who wanted to go to Capetown. Explaining the length of the flight and passport information, he interrupted me with, 'I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts. ' Without trying to make him look like the stupid one, I calmly explained, ' Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa .' His response.... (click).

3) Co…

Pacquiao the person....

First and foremost, I admit it. I am a fan of Manny Pacquiao the boxer. Whatever you say, Pacquiao has to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world today, and he has proved it many times over, the last time via a scintillating victory over the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya.

But I have never been a fan of Manny Pacquiao the person. Take away the impressive boxing skills, the millions of dollars/pesos of winnings/endorsements/earnings, and you don't really get much left.

I wasn't really surprised when I heard the news that Pacquiao jumped shipped over to ABS-CBN with regard to the rights to air his succeeding fights, starting with the match with Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton scheduled to take place this May 2.

For one, he has never really struck me as a man of his word.

It doesn't seem to bother him that he has an existing contract with Solar Sports lasting until May 2011. He also has an exclusive contract with GMA, which, in essence, prohibits him from appearing on o…

Shocking News From World Bank

Found this in my inbox. I can't vouch for it's veracity, but it makes for an interesting read. To be honest, while some claims are at the very least plausible, I sincerely doubt it if the World Bank would actually be going around sending anonymous emails. :-)


To All Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs):

The Financial Analyst of World Bank would like to inform each and everyone of you that the present currency exchange rate of US Dollar to Peso is actually $1 = 52 pesos. Your government is manipulating the exchange rate for some years now. It is very much improbable and impossible that the Philippine Peso is appreciating compare to Euro, British Pound, Rials, and any other foreign currency. Even your ASEAN neighboring countries are suffering from the Global Crisis. Singapore , a developed country is affected by depreciation of their currency what more of …

Comelec dares hackers to crack software

I first read this article two days ago in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Let's just say I was appalled and amused by what I read.

Here are some excerpts:

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is challenging computer hackers to take a crack at the software that will be used in the 2010 elections to prove that the system is secure from fraud and tampering.

The system isn't even in place with the bidding still in its early stages, yet the COMELEC is already arrogant enough to claim that their system is "hack-proof". I've got news for them. There is no system that is "hack-proof".

The list of high-profile institutions which have been hacked in the past include the CIA, the FBI, NASA, the FAA, and various other foreign utilities, even a travel site used by U.S. government agencies. Indian government sites have been subject to cyber-vandalism as well. It probably goes without saying that these entities are in all likelihood light-years ahead of our own COMELEC in …