Maling Akala

onetamadakalaWith at least half of the posts on Sen. Manuel Villar, Jr.’s pre-campaign campaign website blatantly singing him praises, there really is one logical conclusion to make.

Of course, there are also legitimate posts on his website. Like this one that reduced me to inconsolable weeping :


As always, the comment thread is open for your own Maling Akala.

Indio Internet Weekly Digest 4

Every weekend, Indolent Indio comes out with a short and hastily-done roundup of things we’ve found on the Internet (pinoy chapter, of course.)

Quality, quantity and content may vary.

thx, pinoychan /b/

thx, pinoychan /b/

Vice President De Castro wins overpriced, low-quality swag, loses P100 thousand to Aowa scammers.

Hay Men! still getting hits over basically the same joke.

SilentSketcher imagines a FastFood Mafia.

Of particular note: Ron “The Don” McDonald and Grimace.

Humanap ka ng pundit: New Philippine Revolution falls for Sen. Manuel Villar, Jr. giving away houses on Wowowee.

Valby says: “people seem to think that we’ll all get Camella Homes if he wins.”

Aptly, Villar’s pre-campaign web site is called Akala Mo.

Ricky Remembers things that you may have forgotten from the ’80s and ’90s.

Internet royalty Reyna Elena launches ‘online’ yellow ribbon campaign for Pres. Corazon Aquino. Everything from protest to moral support is 2.0 now.

FreshManila is selling “Idol Ko” Hayden Kho shirts.  Go get ’em, “Eric Cruz”!

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Old Man 107: NU stops trying

"Uy, daddy mo!"

"Uy, daddy mo!"

There was a time when NU107 (107-dot-5 MHz in Pasig) was a religion. “Zach and Joey in the Morning”  was the sermon and the music was, well, church music, I guess.

As with any religion, there were zealots. Kids who were obsessed with the DJs and struck up slightly awkward but slightly cool relationships with them. Sending food to the booths or stalking them or whatever. With a decidedly baduy showbiz scene, being sort of friends with a DJ was almost as cool as being in a band.

And NU107’s ads were psalms, or at least scripture that kids could quote for their own ends. The tagline of an ad for “In the Raw”–their show for undiscovered bands–became the catchphrase for having anything interrupted by your parents.

Whether it was half-hearted masturbation to fall asleep or cutting classes to go the the mall, “Uy, Daddy mo!” meant one thing: you’re nicked.
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Pasaway: Drug Cop’s Daughter Totally Lying About Being Kidnapped and Raped

News of the abduction and rape of the daughter of an anti-drug agent rocked the country yesterday with some quarters calling for a lynching, and with both the President and the Speaker of the House calling for a revival of the death penalty. Staunch defender of women and morality Sen. Ramon Revilla, Jr., for his part, said nothing.

The Philippine National Police went the extra mile, however, and trumped the entire government by solving the case within hours of the story getting out.

They say that there was no abduction, no drugging and no rape. It was a drinking spree gone wrong is what it was. What happened was that the girl skipped school, got drunk and was brought home past curfew. The whole “I got abducted and raped by drug lords” story was just an alibi.
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Indolent Internet Weekly Digest 3

Every weekend, Indolent Indio comes out with a short and hastily-done roundup of things we’ve found on the Internet (pinoy chapter, of course.)

Quality, quantity and content may vary.

Brought to you in part by C.P. Garcia Fine Fashion

Brought to you in part by C.P. Garcia Fine Fashion

Group pickets outside Belo Medical Group clinic over botched butt job.

Free as in speech: Actual cost of that “free” iPhone from Globe Telecoms could reach up to P119,976.

Our Awesome Planet seeks out the origin of Lechon Bread: bread in the shape of a roast pig (but still bread.)

Sort of related: a defunct blog reminisces on Orange Swits.

Elsewhere in fun food, chipper cupcakes. Fist-sized orgasms for your mouth.

Batang Baler mourns the commodification of Baler, Aurora in the form of “pirated” inauthentic statement shirts: “If you buy this shirt, you’re probably gay and not from Baler.”

Japanese fast-food joint Teriyaki Boy talks down to Chicken Mafia’s Joyful Chicken: “Puro hilaw po yun. Okey lang?” (“It’s all raw. Is that okay?”)

(On a personal note, my girlfriend and I have shunned TB after their Gateway branch poisoned us with bad sushi.)

Blatant mining of the ’90s gangster in an Impala trope aside, this video by Dcoy feat.Artstrong & Luke Mejares is, as they say, hella tight. Uh…

The Siege Malvar’s How To Put Make Up on Dead People. Big Band and blush-on. God…damn. Not sure if trap.

Humanap ka ng Pundit: Joey De Venecia calls House Speaker Prospero Nograles a “leadership totally out of touch with the will of the people.” Because, you know, his dad was never the president’s lackey.

Baron Geisler Is An Instant Classic

PEP‘s coverage of the continuing adventures of Baron Geisler is full of both WIN and FAIL at the same time:

May kuwento pa na ipinaihaw pa raw ni Baron ang isang parrot at ginawang pulutan.

Pero napag-alaman later on na ang sinasabing “parrot” ay parrotfish, isang klase ng isda na kinakain daw talaga.

(It was reported that Baron even had a parrot barbecued to go with his beer.

But it was later learned that that the ‘parrot’ was actually a parrot fish.)

Baron Geisler would totally eat a parrot

Baron Geisler would totally eat a parrot

That is all.

(Thanks for the link, Juancho Bombero!)

Is “Mike Chanco” our Larry Flynt?

This is not the porn you were looking for.

This is not the porn you were looking for.

Why should we care about the guy who the National Bureau of Investigation alleges was the first to upload the Hayden Kho-Katrina Halili videos onto the Internet? (or about Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili at all, if you think about it.)
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Indio Internet Weekly Digest 2

Every weekend, Indolent Indio comes out with a short and hastily-done roundup of things we’ve found on the Internet (pinoy chapter, of course.)

Quality, quantity and content may vary.

"Meh Ganon?"

"Meh Ganon?"

Prof. Luis Teodoro says the Internet has allowed a class of “Epsilon semi-morons to throw at the world at large anything that comes into their so-called minds — bad grammar, worse logic, total ignorance and all.” Well, this is a brave new world, indeed.

<s>ettle natin ito: Sandwich vocalist Raimund Marasigan allegedly mauled some dude at an FHM party. Get into the action before it turns into a typical PEP thread of Kapuso vs. Kapamilya.

Ateneo Fashion Watch, an Ateneo fashion blog is born, pushing the Philippines ever closer to an all-out class war.

(UPDATE: The Siege Malvar calls our Ateneo Fashion Watch, and raises with Green Olympus, a tumblog of “gods and goddesses” from De La Salle University. Well played, Mr. The Siege.)

BetterPhilippines (if that’s even his real name) is peeved at politicians (or their paid hacks) following him on twitter.

Humanap ka ng pundit: Filipino Voices tackles bottled water, and how it’s a scam (long debate on why it’s a scam in the comments.)

tl;dr= bottled water is a scam.

Indolent reader Filo sends this video of Capt. Barbell flying backwards.

Also, Facebook: The Movie? I hope it’s an action flick based on Mafia Wars.

Blogger Brian Gorrell is taking a break from blogging due to health issues in case you were wondering whatever happened to him.

Douche bag Richard Gutierrez gets his libel case against PEP thrown out by the court. (As always, the comments section is the best social barometer.)

Blind Items: Bugtong 2.0

There are few things that can titillate the Filipino quite like gossip. And when it’s gossip couched in a puzzle, well, you have the makings of one of the finest forms of Filipino pop literature: the blind item.

Equal parts bugtong, Katipunan-era codenames, current events and Tito, Vic and Joey (in unequal parts since Tito is not quite as funny,) blind items take subtle digs at politicians and public figures in the closest thing that we have to satire.

The format is pretty standard. It starts off with a litany of sins or blunders committed by the public figure. Source attribution is lax, with stories generally relying on reports “ayon sa ating bubwit (according to our mole.*)”

In this picture: bubwit

serious journalists

The meat of the blind item is in the reveal, where the identity of the target is hinted at through clever clues and wordplay.

Consider this gem that is, bar none, the best blind item ever according to our bubwits. The body of the article is about a senator who allegedly was a bit too touchy-feely with a female reporter, and the reveal:

Clue: Maliban sa pagi­ging political butterfly, ka­sing-tulis din ng paru-paro ang matandang senador dahil maraming ‘bulaklak ang sinimsim’, mula sa dating propesyon hanggang sa kauri nito.

Ito’y napakahilig sa mestisahin at merong letrang ‘A’, sa kabuuan ng surname, as in Ang hirap ng buhay habang taga-broadsheet ang lady reporter.–Spy on the Job

First one to guess correctly wins an Internet.

*strictly speaking , a bubwit is a baby mouse and is properly called a pup. But that wouldn’t have conveyed the same meaning.