Tuesday, November 23, 2004

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Dear mouse,

Arroyo: Budget deficit reduced by P60B in early 2005

Lira Dalangin-Fernandez

SAYING that the government was slowly closing the budget gap, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave assurances that 60 billion pesos would be shaved off from the budget deficit by the start of 2005.

Para ba akong kinakabahan,

pahayag na ito ng pamahalaan,

Pakiramdam ko ay di kalutasan,

Parang basketball,ito ay pasahan.

Arroyo said she was basing her statement on the projections of Trade and Industry Secretary Cesar Purisima, the head of her economic team.

Of the 60 billion pesos, she said 40 billion pesos would come from the 98-centavo per kilowatt hour increase in power rates.

Hindi naman nila sabihin ay maliwanag naman,

dagdag sa bayad ng kuryente, bayan din ang papasan,

Taas ng bilihin, isa pang parusang karagdagan,

Pilipinong lugmok, ang pangalan ba ay si Huan ?

Five billion pesos was expected to be raised from the two percent tariff imposed on fuel, and 7.5 billion pesos from additional taxes on alcohol and cigarettes.

Pati manginginom at naninigarilyo,

Bawa't buga ng usok may dagdag na sentimo.

Mga tomador pati na ang mga tagayero,

Sa mahal ng alak,huwag magtira sa baso.

She also added that about 10 billion pesos was also expected to be raised from the passage of the lateral attrition bill, which mandates the setting revenue targets for government collection agencies and specifies incentives for exceeding the targets as well as penalties for failing to meet them.

Parang luksong tinik, mayroong dayaan.

Ang "tinik" na gagamitin ay mababa lamang,

Para madali itong mapunuan

Hindi rin sila mapaparusahan.

Menu for the day:

Pinadapang alimango

The Ca t

22 Comments:

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was posted by anon in flyingroc's blog...

the people here who are on cathcath's case are not bogged down by the phenomenon of pat e's mistake. it is agreed that everybody makes mistakes. no problem with that.

cathcath however has repeatedly refused to admit that pat e even made a mistake. pat e daw took the necessary means to verify faye's story. but what pat e really did was just to call bolm to ask if the story is true. she relied on hearsay. that's fine if she stopped there but pat e went on to air bitterness towards jasmine trias (was she jealous that jasmine got more all around attention than she did? understandable since jasmine is not even a filipino citizen) as well as govt institutions. she criticized unjustly and caused others to do the same.

i have no hatred for neither pat nor cathcath. i dont want to waste energy on that emotion. the former is proving to be a proud miss while the latter is a source of amusement, and not to be taken seriously.

i do, however, want to call a spade a spade. and i'm not backing out of that. there was a mistake, everybody agrees (even cathcath?) and she should have rectified said mistake.

her apology should have cut all talk about her part in the faye issue but her so called apology column was so full of herself.

it is not true that the people here who are criticizing pat e are without compassion for those who have made mistakes. as i've said everybody makes mistakes. but how can you take somebody seriously when her apology lacks humility.

AND YES, she has to apologize to people NOT ONLY to those who believed her but also to those whom she flouted as skeptics in a country of scams etc, for they were RIGHT to be skeptical given the many loose ends to the story, and they were proved right in the end.

pat e's position is one of power and influence, albeit both in arguable degree. it is not the same power we have writing here. in not doing her homework properly, her writing caused people to believe a falsehood. she, more importantly, caused people to judge others unjustly. so yes, she has to apologize.

ok lang to take cover under the mantle of her youth for her error but the thing is she assumed adult obligations, in making adult judgments, adult accusations, adult conclusions. so she should be judged as an adult.

the problem is pat e's apology is still full of pride and of herself. (we can discuss this in detail if needed)

i emailed pat e right after her 2nd column which affirmed faye's bogus story. i told her that i'm sorry but i cannot just take her word for it considering the iffy details. i was respectful and pointed out said details. i said until said details shall have been verified then i think it is prudent to suspend judgement. she did not reply. she seems to want to be coddled and cuddled by people who comfort her in saying that she was right. haay, bata pa nga.

people can disagree without being impolite.

but cathcath's comments riled people. she was flippant when people's comments were perfectly rational and could have been answered in the same manner.

now, she's getting pikon with all the criticism she's been getting, and i suppose masarap mang asar ng pikon. hence, the comments here.

people should distinguish the finer points of the evolution of the discussion stemming from the hoax. the mistake is clear. the apology is suspect.

to paraphrase a (movie?)line: it's not the mistake. it's the apology, stupid.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Tanggero said...

wow, pano mo napadapa yung alimango?

 
At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From BATMAN

Why is it that when you criticize, you will be called a "crab."

If you let it pass, they call you, "sobrang delicadeza."

Hmmm, sabagay madami-dami na rin na bandwidth and storage space ang na-invest ni Cathcath sa kaka-defend sa ginawa ni Patricia, kaya she won't give up!

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger ting-aling said...

To the Avid Readers of Ca T including me. Puwede po bang bumalik na tayo sa regular channel? Ako po ay isang mambabasa ni Ca T at araw-araw akong tumatawa pag bumibisita ako dito..ang babaw kasi ni Ca T eh! Eh medyo ipinipilit na po yata nating palitan ang opinyon ng isang tao sa kanyang sariling blog para sumang-ayon sa ating mga opinyon. Tandaan po natin, nakikibasa lang tayong lahat. Blog po ni Ca T eto. Baka naman puwedeng ako na ang humingi ng paumanhin at masyado yata kayong naapektuhan ni Patricia Evangelista at ni Cathy. SORRY PO!!

Ituring po nating nasa party tayo. Naimbita lang tayo. Mambabastos ba naman tayo eh, naimbita lang? Kung baga sa pamamahay, bahay po eto ni Ca T. Eh kung hindi po natin masikmura ang opinyon ni Ca T, eh umalis na lang po tayo, di ba? Bakit pa natin babasahin eh hindi nga sang-ayon sa ating opinyon? 'di gumawa na rin tayo ng sariling blog natin para naman doon na rin natin isulat ang ating kanya-kanyang opinyon. Bakit pa natin babalik-balikan ang blog ni Ca T? Basic propriety rules lang eh 'ikanga.

Isa pa, medyo madalas ko namang naririnig yung "agree to disagree". Sa tingin ko lahat ng mambabasa ni Ca T eh nakakaintindi naman. Simple lang naman ang ibig sabihin n'on di ba?

Gusto ko lang makabalik sa regular channel. Tapos na sana special feature. Tingnan natin kung talagang pinoy nga tayo!

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Apol said...

makikisingit po medyo off topic nga lang-

natawa ako don sa reply ni ms cathy sa blog yata yun ni tito rolly. meron kasing nagsabi na sumasakay lang daw si ms cathy sa isyu ni faye/pat para sumikat. ang babaw masyado. bakit nya nga naman gagawin yun eh si Ca t na sya? hehe! kwela ka talaga ms cathy!

ok lang naman ang kritisismo kung contructive sya, gaya nung turo ni Mao na pagpuna at pagpuna sa sarili. yung mga namumuna para palugmukin yung mga nadapa na at tila ba dito nanggagaling ang kanilang kaligayahan, yun yung hindi maganda. yun yung mga kadalasan ay humihila pababa sa mga kasamahan nila (siguro dahil sa inggit). nag apologized na si pat, tinign ko sapat na yun. eh yung iba kulang na lang isumpa pa si pat.

di ko talaga maintindihan bat sila ganun kaapektado? mas maiintindihan ko pa kung yung galit na yun kay pat ay nakatuon sa mommy ni faye, na nagkataong cathy din yata ang pangalan. di kaya kaso ito ng mistaken identity kaya sila nagagalit kay Ca t? nyahahaha

 
At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoy Apol, manahimik ka na. Diba sabi ni tingaling, balik na sa dati? Di na ako bibisita dito after this. Dun na lang ako kay flyingroc.

Manahimik ka na apollo, or whatever...

Batman

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger infraternam meam said...

cat...paki paliwanag nga, kung yong naninigarilyo ay lulunukin na lang ang usok, itatax pa rin sila? at kung yong mga tanggero paginom ng alak sindihan kaagad nila ang bibig para magliyab ang baga, may tax din ba? eh kung yong kuryente tumaas din?...pati ba yong isisilya electrika magtatax din?...eh kung yong naggagasolina...pag sininghot nila ang gasolina..may tax din ba?. este, yong alimango that u mentioned..sabi mo ba pinadapa..saan? at kung dumapa, anong gender ng alimango? need ur reply. hmmmmmmmmm!

 
At 5:07 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

hi Ting,
Puso mo. Hayaan mo siya. Lalo siyang naiinis, lalong lumalabas ang kaniyang tunay na katauhan. Matuto siyang makipagdebate na kahit hindi gumamit ng salitang stupid, idiot at anuman ay nabibigyan ko siya ng heartburn. Ito ang nagpapakita na kahit marami kang diploma, mas masahol pa sa taong kalye na ang lalabas sa bunganga ay dumi.

Pinadapang alimango. Nakita mo kumikisay pa at pinopromote pa yong blog.

Kung meron siyang ethics, magpapasintabi siyang magpromote sa blog ko. 'No masasabi mo?

 
At 5:09 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

Apol,
Sa mga usapan, debate, o pagtatagisan ng talino, ang walang maisip na magandang katuwiran ay sisigaw na lang ng shut up.

Duwag naman.

 
At 5:12 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

frat,
yon din ang tanong ko. paano yong mga nagsisgarilyo na sa loob ng apoy ng bunganga.

Yong alimangong sinasabi ko ay puwedeng bakla, kasi nagtatago sa anonymous.

 
At 5:13 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

ako pikon? bwahahaha...hindi yata ako namamasyal ng may website ng may website para magtatalak at magpromote ng aking blog. pinoyblog lang okay na sa akin at ang aking mga links.

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Cool lang kayo mga iho at iha. Kung meron nga lang sanang pinadapang alimango dito eh sana magkainan na lang tayo at paghati-hatian natin. Peace everyone! Mahirap na ang buhay natin, wag na nating pahirapin. The Ca t speaks the truth. If there's one person who's an expert in finance and economics, it would be her. :)

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger ting-aling said...

Ca T, anong masasabi ko? Actually, ipagpalagay na natin tayo'y maliliit na mga bata. Ikaw kunwari nag-umpisa ng laro. Eh di maraming nakikipaglaro. Tapos, meron isang bata, gusto niya sumama pero gusto niya ibang laro. Sabihin na natin patintero ang laro natin, tapos ang gusto niya boksing..eh ayaw ng karamihan kasi nakakasakit yon tapos nakakasira pa ng utak. Eh ayaw talaga natin kahit masabing laro pa ang boksing. Biglang nagtemper tantrums..nagwala..to the point na nanira na gusto ka nang boksingin.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger ting-aling said...

Ooooppss, pasensiya na, pressed the wrong button..tuloy..gusto kang boksingin? Aba eh, hindi ako naaltapresyon sa laro. Naaltapresyon ako doon sa magulang ng bata kung bakit hindi siya naturuan ng GMRC (sa mababang paaralan, ibig sabihin non, Good manners and right conduct). At isa pa, sa bahay niyo pa tayo naglalaro..aba eh, di naman talaga tama. Sige na balik tayo sa ating dating laro.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger red_door8 said...

hobby na yata ng lawmakers na magdagdag ng taxes.. but if you try to read between the lines, double purpose din naman ito.. para mabawasan ang bilang ng mga naninigarilyo at tumotoma. siyempre kasali ako doon. pero sa toma wala akong problema.. hehe.. di naman ako mahilig tumoma.. occasionally lang.. :)

interesting na menu yan cath ah.. hehehehehe

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger Apol said...

sana nga di na bumalik si batman. pero palagay ko babalik pa rin yun, ibang pangalan nga lang ang gagamitin. at para hindi halata, malamang robin naman ang gamitin nyang pangalan. hehe!

on topic. kailangan daw ng karagdagang buwis sa alak at sigarilyo para daw makalikom ng karagdagang pondo ang gobyerno at para din daw mabawasan ang pag-inom at paninigarilyo. KUNG epektibo nga itong paraan para mabawasan ang paninigarilyo/pag-inom, it won't serve the purpose of collecting additional taxes. kalokohan lang ito. kas, kung mas maraming manginginom, mas maraming buwis na makokolekta. kung mababawasan ang mga tomador, kokonti ang buwis na makokolekta. alin ba talaga kuya? ka ipokrituhan nga naman ng may panukala nito. tsk!

 
At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apollo or whatever, sinabi na nga ba e. Manahimik ka na. Diba nga nag-offer na ng truce si tingaling? OK na ako dun sa kabila. Kaso maingay ka e, dinig ko pa din sa kabilang blog... tsk tsk tsk.

Nga pala, dumadami ang fans ni Cath sa roc's blog. Oops, makikibasa na lang ako dun. Shut up na ako sa topic na yan.

Nga pala cath, sensya ka na. I read your archives. kakatuwa. your blog did not deserve the comments about pce etc.

Batman

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

red door,
ang pilipino,magsaya,malungkot,magwagi,matalo---
ang kanilang buntunan ng kanilang mga iba't ibang
emosyon ay alak at sigarilyo.

kaya galit ako sa additional taxes---TAGAY TAYO.
hahahaha

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

apol,
maganda ang analysis mo.
ang tinatarget siguro nila ay ang mga alcoholic na
hindi na mapalipas ang araw na hindi tomotoma.
kagaya ng:
1.mga artists na nagiging creative pag nakainom,
2.mga may trabahong hindi maganda at alak lang ang nakakapagpalimot sa kanila.
3.mga lalaki na pangit ang mga asawa at umiinom
bago umuuwi para magmukhang si Aubrey Miles ang misis sa kanilang paningin.
4. Ang mga asawang andres de saya na alak ang nakapagpatapang para sabihin sa misis nila na.
"LUMABAS KA DIYAN KUNG HINDI (lumabas nga si misis)
Para makakain ka na MAHAL, may dala akong pulutuan aheste ulam. HIK
wahahaha






mwahahaha

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

Hello anonymous,
You are always welcome to my blog.
I've punished you enough when you read my archives.
They are a total mess because of the change in my format. Now you need a new pair of specs.
:)

 
At 8:47 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

ting,
pasasaan ba yan at mamahalin din niya si Cat.
Sabi nga ni aa at ni sassy, ako ay nakakainis, nakakabaliw, nakakagalit, nakakatuwa,nakakasuya.

hehehe

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger red_door8 said...

inuman na ito cathy.. hehehe :)

--karla
http://www.rockersworld.com
http://www.experiment-orange.org

 

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