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Isko Moreno, Bingo, & the Estrada circus

There is a very logical and rational reason why most Philippine actors must not enter politics especially those that offers nothing relevant to the issues at hand but their sheer popularity. Of course you can’t prevent dimwits from making a fool of themselves errrr running for office as that is the essence of democrazy errr democracy where every citizen is given equal access to be at the corridor or even seat of power.

When Isko Moreno came to town just like any circus they normally leave town but not Isko Moreno, he became a mainstay and even invited more clowns to help him mismanage the city of Manila, LOL. Yes Isko, the same guy who made a fool of himself during the Luneta hostage crisis but the sad part is he never knew how dimwitted he was at the time and I suspect up to now.

Ok, before anyone accuses me of being a partisan in the Manila race which the Comelec says the campaign has not even started daw, let me state for the record that between Lim and the pardoned convicted plunderer Erap “Asiong” Estrada, I really am no big fan of both. I am not a trapo follower, never been one, never will and let me state why.

The current Mayor is better known as “Dirty Harry” and that alone scares the daylight out of me, so I am really not inclined to support him.

Asiong as we all know is a convict and thanks and no thanks to the now accused of the crime of plunder Gloria Arroyo, Erap was the beneficiary of an executive pardon. Of course, the woman probably saw what was ahead of her and might see herself in the same boat, so why not set a precedent and hopefully the next president will be a dimwit. The only problem was when Cory died, the political dynamics change and the dimwit she hope will return the favor only made it to the second spot, LOL. Oh stop it, I know you are probably thinking or saying to yourself that this guy must be nuts not to see the other dimwit, hehehe. Perhaps, the other guy is also a dimwit but that does not guarantee that Arroyo will benefit from it but on the contrary she may just get in deeper problem because even a dimwit will know enough not to contradict his main campaign promise……… prosecute Arroyo, LOL.

The circus started errrr the story begins with the arrest of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno together with his clowns’ errrr I meant Councilors Joel Chua, Ma. Asuncion “Re” Fugoso, Ernesto “Jong” Isip Jr. and Yul Servo Nieto and former Councilor Manuel Zarcal over a bingo event on Tambunting Street, Barangay 374, Zone 38 in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Granted that Bingo is a parlor game and therefore a permit is not needed according to Isko, it is a different story when you do it on the streets involving hundreds of people. Isko further alleged that they were not selling tickets but the police says they were selling it for 10 pesos each with P5,000, P10,000 and P15,000 prize in cash , so who is lying here?

As if that was not bad enough it appears that Isko is the absentee ringleader errrr the leader of the pack of councilors who went to the scene and tried to intimidate and obstruct justice by inciting the crowed to riot, taunting and daring the officers the officers to arrest him while in the act of getting the number from the “bolilyo.” Acting in defiance will of course get you arrested and now he accuses Lim to be behind his arrest, hehehe what a dimwit, he did not even know he caused his own arrest with his dimwitted actions, LOL. Now Isko Moreno says he will file a case against the arresting officer, which I quote:

We will seek justice. We will not allow tyranny to prevail in Manila. We will fight corner by corner, street by street, barangay by barangay in Manila.

Duh, hello, did you not challenge the cops to arrest you while in the act of committing a crime? LOL.

Then the circus just got more amusing and with the kind of politicians running the Manila government one wonders how they are still solvent to this day, hehehe. They have a very flawed logic and the way they interpret the law is just ridiculous and I am now even a liar este lawyer, LOL. Let me just quote Isko’s remark on why he can’t be charged with violating election laws for early campaigning:

The vice mayor has also said that he cannot be accused of violating election laws because the campaign period for local candidates has yet to start on March 29.

“If I may quote [Comelec Chairman Sixto] Brillantes, may pasumpa-sumpa pa ang kabila sa peace covenant, wala rin nama pala. Walang pananakot, walang dahas na gagamitin, pasumpa-sumpa, ito ang natamasa namin. Sabi ni Chairman Brillantes, kayong mga local official, lahat ng ginagawa ng local official, wala pa yan because you’re not yet a candidate. You’ll be a candidate on March 29.” (If I may quote Chairman Brillantes who spoke during the peace covenant signing, they even took an oath and it’s now useless. They took an oath not to intimidate, use violence, they took an oath, look what happened to us. Chairman Brilalntes said, you local officials, all that you do is not yet counted because you’re not yet a candidate.)

TANGA, hehehe, clearly a disconnect or the guy simply has a comprehension problem. Lim says on TV Patrol that the Bingo tickets had the names of the UNA candidates printed and if Isko still believes he did not violate the election laws, those simply put are called E-V-I-D-E-N-C-E, LOL. But then again the Philippines just seem to have a very strange way of enforcing their laws because Brillantes seems to have absolved Isko and his gang mates errr party mates of breaking electoral laws. They conduct a bingo in public to supposedly entice the community to avail of the medical services they are giving and that is not a form of campaigning which is illegal since local elections will start in March? And what exactly is the point of enticing people to avail of their medical service, does that mean sick people will not avail of their free medical service if there is no gambling involved?

Come to think of it, it seems we are missing the bigger issue here. Clearly these clowns are sabotaging the police and the disrespect makes it extra difficult for the police to gain respect that they are trying desperately to fish out of the toilet. If "responsible leaders" are acting like a cell block mayor instead of a city, can we really expect improvement in law and order?
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