Tuesday, March 23, 2004


Dear Mouse, Democracy: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections They said that we have a democratic form of government. Aristocracy: 1 : government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class 2 a : a government in which power is vested in a minority consisting of those believed to be best qualified b : a state with such a government 3 : a governing body or upper class usually made up of an hereditary nobility 4 : the aggregate of those believed to be superior I say we have an aristocratic form of government not because we have the best individuals but because we are governed by a small privileged class---those people belonging to the political dynasty. Ar(t)istocracy Another form of aristocracy but the definition that applies is number four: the aggregate of those who believed that having a horde of fans make them believed that they are superior, so right or wrong, qualified or not qualified, they are going to back up their colleagues . So when one of them wins, the whole industry rules. Criticize one and you criticize the whole industry. Just take a look at these news about Dolphy and about Philip Salvador. 1. Estrada: Show biz pals backing Dolphy JAILED ex-President Joseph Estrada Monday said show biz personalities were mounting a campaign in support of top comedian Dolphy and "might call on fans to boycott ABS-CBN." Estrada disclosed the plan as he backed allegations that MalacaƱang had a hand in the "painful" fate that befell his 75-year-old friend, and warned the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of a possible "backlash 2. Movie producers back Phillip Salvador in estafa case MOVIE producers Vic del Rosario of Viva Films, Regal's Lily Monteverde and Seiko Films' Robbie Tan have come to the rescue of actor Phillip Salvador and his brother and manager Ramon Salvador, who are now facing estafa charges filed against them by businesswoman Cristina Castillo Decena before the Department of Justice (DoJ). The movie producers, whose alleged bogus contracts with the actor had been used as evidence against the Salvadors, told Inquirer Entertainment in separate phone interviews last Monday that Phillip has existing valid contracts with their movie outfits. In response to the complaint, Ramon and Phillip Salvador filed a motion to remand to (the) local prosecutor the case filed by Decena with the DoJ last March 2. The motion, filed last March 16, stated that under the Department of Justice Circular No. 62, par. 2, sub-par. 3, the DoJ does not allow direct filing of ordinary criminal complaints with the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor. "That office is ordained to conduct preliminary investigation only of cases that affect national interests," it added. In her complaint, Decena alleged that the actor's movie contracts, which he used as proof of his capacity to pay her 15 million pesos he supposedly borrowed from her, bore fake signatures of the producers. But Regal Films' Monteverde told Inquirer Entertainment that her signature in the contract with Phillip was genuine."Of course, it's not forged," she said. "That contract is valid. Phillip has a contract to make one more movie with us, among other films, which he had already done. I have not yet paid him for that movie. I gave him only a down payment." Ow? Sino kaya ang magtatayo ng BLOGGERMOCRACY? o kaya DemoCATracy? Whoa. The CA t


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