Friday, January 30, 2009

ODDS AND ENDS(3) – Jan’09

Palparan repute perfect for drugs board

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said he had no problem with the controversial soldier, also known as “the butcher” in militant circles, joining the Dangerous Drugs Board.

“The problem is that his reputation precedes him. Before he could even get started, he had already been painted as a devil,” Gonzalez said at the sidelines of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats executive committee meeting here. “But that kind of reputation may be good for this campaign against drugs.”

In short, the Justice Secretary says the devil may be good for public service.

Fake Fil-Am tourist nabbed for fraud

MANILA, Philippines – From Beverly Hills to Capas, Tarlac.
A 24-year-old man who had introduced himself as a Filipino-American tourist from Beverly Hills and a Harvard law student was placed under arrest Wednesday after the police found inconsistencies in his statement.

During interrogation, Nathan Santos Smith – who earlier accused a taxi driver of robbing him of $10,000 in cash and valuables – confessed that his real name was Richard Sangalang and that he was born in Capas, Tarlac.

Following his confession, the police released the taxi driver, Peniquito Gallardo, who said he would file charges against Sangalang.

There was another dead giveaway, the policeman added.
While reporting his “ordeal” to the police on Monday morning, Sangalang, who said he did not speak a word of Tagalog, suddenly said, “Eh kasi …”

He should have added: oops!
Obama furious over Wall Street bonuses

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama furiously slammed Wall Street titans who took multi-billion dollar bonuses while taxpayers bailed out their industry as "shameful" and guilty of acute "irresponsibility."

Obama, anger rippling his usually calm countenance, said bosses of big finance firms must sacrifice along with other Americans, as the country tries to dig itself out of a deep economic hole.

Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands around the world are losing their jobs, and it's not just in America. Oh, the goofing CEO's still keep their jobs, with hefty bonuses to boot. Obama can get furious all he want, but what's he gonna do about it? Take back the bailout?

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