Random Grounds: “Donated by”

September 27, 2006

By Rhandy G. Abao


CHEERS!  Good works to the Malaybalay City Traffic Management Center headed by Councilor Roberto Bob Casanova and Asst. Operations Officer Ernie Neri, and the Land Transportation Office headed by Mr. Romeo Miguel, for the continuous random check-up on motorists passing along the lengths of the city’s share of national highway. 

As always, constant document check-up on vehicles and motorcycles are essential to help curb accidents, which oftentimes caused by “unseminared” and reckless drivers.  It could also possibly help against criminals in the city.

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JEERS.  It was sad to know that some politicians are now starting to ANNOUNCE their intention for next year elections.  The sadder thing was that they were using “legitimate” government affairs to their advantage.  The saddest of them all was that they were using government money as if their own in granting project request from hapless local barangay officials.  And these barangay officials were just too happy to be at the receiving end.  How do these pols cap it?  Ayaw baya kalimot sa sunod eleksyon ha? 
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Another sure way to brandish your name clear of electioneering: T-shirts! Anyone?

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Another one, again, is to malign someone very popular.  For sure, mediamen will pick the story of your “fight” and people will remember your name. Hey! People loves gossip, eh? Go figure.

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REMINDERS:  For violations on the use of government vehicles privately, send TEXT MESSAGES TO 0917-549-6241 or PHOTOS/VIDEOS TO 0918-915-6279.  Include the location, date, time, description/type of the vehicle, color, and plate number.  The Ombudsman’s drive is powered by Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-graft and Corrupt Practices Law, and Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

Help in the drive against abusive government officials and employees.  If you see government vehicles used non-officially (ksbot nmn cguro k b?), report/text it to the numbers above.  Remember, money used to buy government vehicles were from people’s taxes and should not be abused.  Pitolon ta ning mga k_l_ra!

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FYI.  This is a forwarded e-mail. You might find it useful.

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?  To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #

 A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone gets stolen (don’t wish), you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.  

You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either.  If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

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JUST FOR LAUGHS.   The Judge admonished the witness, “Do you understand that you have sworn to tell the truth?”  Witness: “I do.”  Judge: “Do you understand what will happen if you are not truthful?”  “Sure,” said the witness. “My side will win.”

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DID YOU KNOW THAT the outstanding debt of the Republic of the
Philippines stood at, as of April 2006, P3,996,000,000,000.00?   Of this amount, P2,190,000,000,000.00 (55%) is owed to domestic creditors.  [Source: Bureau of Treasury/PDI Business] 

And as a result of PGMA’s humongous array of projects in the next three years, RP is poised to receive $7.4 billion, PARTIALLY, of financial support (read, utang). That’s as of August 6, 2006.  By today’s foreign exchange rate, that would be an additional P380,000,000,000.00 of foreign debt.

But look at the bright side, they only charged 3% interest per year, and payable in 20 years!  That’s only 11.42 billion pesos of interest per year.  (NEWSWATCH)