Dishonor among Thieves

“We practically own the Philippines.”

“We own 60 % of ‘his empire’.”

“We own ‘his share’ of the television station.”

It’s finger-pointing time.  But who really stole what from whom???

It’s a good thing that the Filipinos are a stupid lot [ and that includes me ], and that they didn’t do what the Bolsheviks did to the Imperial Romanovs in Tobolsk, Siberia in 1918… back when they really had the chance on 23 – 25 February 1986 at the Malacanang palace…

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18 Comments

  1. cousin paz said,

    September 24, 2007 at 4:38 am

    All I can say is… we Pinoys ( admit it or not ) just turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the ill-gotten wealth these thieves stole; it’s a case of grin and bear it. We are, as my father used to say, born “tanga-hanga!” We sometimes marvel at the wealth of someone to the point of forgetting how he and his family amassed it. And now, we want Er*p pardoned! Haaay…. We never learn.

  2. Ann Taliban said,

    September 15, 2007 at 6:26 am

    They should all travel to Afghanistan para ma-kidnap ang mga “sin verguenzang” iyan; and we shall see how mighty their ill-gotten moolah still is.

    And we shall also find out how much is left.

    A Burkha beauty…

  3. Gracie Dijkhuyzen said,

    September 11, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Why are the Marcos kids and Imelda travelling around the globe??? Imelda in China and the kids in London!!! Where do they get all the money??? Her grandchildren are all studying in England!!! Well they own The Philippines, don’t they??? WAKE UP PINOYS!!! For crying out loud!!!! Don’t be stupid!!!!

    From Pinoys in Europe.

  4. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 21, 2007 at 5:45 am

    Uh-huh. Yeah. Whatever…

  5. aceu[ec[vp9aj e9 94nc['p9vz'a3kdcnoc said,

    August 21, 2007 at 5:40 am

    So, who cares?

  6. August 20, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    [ Anti-Marcos: ]

    I’m alive darling. Chat rooms are not my forte. I just visit Toto’s and Ivan Henares’s blogs because they remind me of my past and quite honestly, remind me of the fact that I have to be extra careful with “activistas” like you.

    And as for ZIPPO, yes. I saw that. That’s what they say about Marcos. He imprisoned the princes of the Philippines who could not be satisfied with one wife ( just like him ). Hence, there we see G*ny Lop*z, and Serg* Osm*na, and because people out there think the most infamous one is such a saint — yes, Kris’ dad N*noy Aqu*no too!

    I also sent to Victor the laundry list of accounts I left in a comment for Toto. Rather explosive. Not because of how much was left in those accounts. None would reach more than 10 million dollars each, probably leftover insurance premiums… say 2 grand or so apiece… But because the full numeric accounts are exposed and could be traced.

    Toto, I see, has removed it and Victor has yet to publish it because it includes Carmen K*ao-T’s hubby’s very famous nemesis.

    Needless to say, I am indeed alive, kicking and ready to prove to people like G.I. that yes, I do exist.

  7. zippo said,

    August 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Speaking of the Yellow Widow, did anyone read Vic San Agustin’s Cocktales Column printed in the August 15, 2007 issue of the Manila Standard Today (Page 5 of the Business Section)? It reads:

    “Heard through the grapevine

    The New York-based girl friend of opposition Benigno Aquino Jr. during his three-year US exile has quietly relocated to Manila.

    Now in her late ’40s, the lady still retains a youthful verve that must have captivated the Edsa 1 hero two decades ago.

    If you want more details about her, the person to ask is former Senator Ernesto Maceda.”

    http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=business5_aug15_2007

    Hmmmmmmm……

    Z :-)

  8. rdgdxgzsdr said,

    August 20, 2007 at 11:52 am

    I agree.

  9. betty mahmoudy said,

    August 20, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Toto,

    Marcos era arrogance, Aquino-era sanctimoniousness, Arroyo-era bullying and faux-religiosity… plus ca change n’est-ce pas?

  10. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 20, 2007 at 6:49 am

    dvxyz scribbled:

    Don’t be too upset that you have less and I and Toto have more.

    Probably you’re just not aggressive enough.

    Not tenacious enough.

    Or, to put it bluntly, not related enough.

    *************************************************

    Uhmmm, was your tirade directed at me? I could’ve sworn we were kinda on the same side… but you’re even more melodramatic than I am.

    Re your closing comments: uh-huh; right — like I care?

    Yeah, I am so green with envy with entities who, as far as I know, exist only on chat rooms. **rolls eyes**

  11. August 20, 2007 at 5:41 am

    dgbvdxg:

    Old-fashioned “Marcos Era Arrogance” with a “Capital A”!!! Eyelavit [ to quote Cecile Zamora-van Straten ]!!!

    It’s The Story of All Humanity through the Ages, isn’t it??? Nothing New.

    Toto Gonzalez

  12. dgbvdxg said,

    August 19, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    [ Anti-Marcos: ]

    The problem, quite frankly, is the fact that the majority of Filipinos do not think the grandnieces and grandnephews of Dona T*cla are “ladrones.” They are.

    The only difference with your yellow-loving political aspirations is that they did not steal too bluntly.

    So please. I like it blunt. Marcos was blunt. Gold was being melted in Quezon City and there were “brown” outs (Black outs) and everybody knew it was the gold being transported and re-minted and flown out of the country during the 70s. You should be happy. At least the First Lady allowed “pene” films to be shown so you can be entertained while the national coffers were being sacked! You knew. Everybody knew. Then and now. So it WAS and IS BLUNT.

    What Apo took in dollars and gold your favorite Tarlac family hogged in land and business interests.

    Without Apo capping and eventually installing a New Society — well my dear — you would hate your favorite descendants of Don P*pe and Dona M*tring more than my much loved and much revered family.

    Yes, they are dictators. Ask everybody in Tarlac and Pampanga. Ask the entire Luzon.

    And on your spiteful euphemisms on capitalism — please don’t even try. Legitimacy in business and in politics is measured not by the power of the people but how many shoulders you have to nudge for the President to move.

    Don’t be too upset that you have less and I and Toto have more.

    Probably you’re just not agressive enough.

    Not tenacious enough.

    Or, to put it bluntly, not related enough.

  13. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 18, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Actually, I/we weren’t so much pro-Aquino as anti-Marcos/thievery/thuggery. If they were honest, upright rulers who stepped down when they were supposed to and did NOT get mind-bogglingly rich in their entrusted positions of POWER, and performed their jobs as being administrators of a nation instead of being AMASSERS of ill-gotten wealth, then I would have had no problem with them. Why didn’t they just stay in the private sector and be legitimate businessmen (whose sole and known aim is to create wealth) — WITHOUT the pretense and cover of ‘public office’ kunu? It was adding injury to insult.

    G.I.

  14. August 16, 2007 at 6:49 am

    tyfyhg and Garganta Inflamada:

    It’s a Free World and We certainly are free to express our opinions. There is no “Martial Law” in Cyberspace.

    tyfyhg is Pro-Marcos. Garganta Inflamada is Pro-Aquino. I’m merely Pro-Capitalism, Pro-Assets, and Pro-Cash, whatever regime it takes, whether democratic or dictatorial. Isn’t it a wonderful world???

    Keep up the comments, good sirs. Let’s keep things rocking!!!

    Cheers!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  15. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 15, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    No kidding.

    And you don’t even know me. As for the “stock market,” that’s something you supposedly go in willingly — not because you don’t have a choice.

    I guess you don’t like it if it’s bluntly stated.

  16. tyhyfg said,

    August 14, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Toto, que careng G.I., I don’t like him. Just for the record. I’d understand you Toto, if you forget your civility and say such outlandish remarks, true or not. You were robbed. You had money to be robbed from. You and the Gonzalezes. But G.I.?

    Was there something to be robbed from him?

    Robbery is just an extreme form of capitalism.

    Just like the stock market.

    You win some, you lose some.

  17. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 14, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Agreed. Iyon na nga ang sinasabi ko all along. The Marcos-Romualdez regime robbed all of you — all of us — our parents, etc. BLIND during their illegal 21-year stay in power (Yes, I will now call their whole rule illegal); YET pinagbigyan pa ninyo iyong mga WALANG-HIYANG hayop na iyan. Makoy was NEVER forced to pay for his transgressions (well, the courts adjudicated but insofar as actual shame and retribution for him — fate robbed the Filipino people of that.) But instead, what did the Filipinos do? Whitewash the memories of the 70s-80s and accept the co-conspirator widow and children into society and back into the fold as if wala silang ginawa?

    I don’t know if this howling in the wind, but if there’s anyone to blame for all this stupidity, it’s…as Paz said…today’s Pinoys. Sorry to say it, pero napaka-torpe naman. There’s really no one to blame but oneself for putting up with such BS and shenanigans. In the Marcos frame of mind, “well, if I can get away with it, why not?”

    Wake up, people!!!

    G.I.

  18. cousin paz said,

    August 13, 2007 at 3:21 am

    Hi Toto,

    Yup, I remember that final scene fairly well in the movie “Nicholas & Alexandra”!

    Well, we Pinoys are “amnesiacs!”

    Cousin Paz


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