2021 Christmas party SNIPER attack HEAD SHOT victim Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental Mayor Michael Gutierrez died days after undergoing brain surgery.
Mayor Michael Gutierrez was among 8 town mayors of the province associated with then Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., DRUG LORD, featured in a 2016 DRUG MATRIX. To date FOUR in that DRUG MATRIX are dead. 1. Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. (killed in a raid on his house in 2017, together with his wife, brother Octavio Jr., sister and nephew among more than a dozen who died in that police operation. 2. Richard Parojinog who died in jail in 2020. 3. Clarin Mayor David Navarro who was killed in an ambush in Cebu in 2019 and now 4. Mayor Michael Gutierrez who was at the holiday celebration of Misamis Occidental 2nd District Congressman Henry Oaminal.
Bagamat malayo pa ang Halalan 2022 at marami pang maaring mangyare, may mga kandidato na sa ngayon ay malabo nang manalo. Sa pagkapangulo, sa limang sikat na mga kalahok, si Senator Ping Lacson ang nahuhuli at tila hindi na kayang paakyatin pa ang kanyang mga numero. Batid ng lahat na mayroon siyang mga masugid na mga tagasuporta at nasa ilang milyon din ang kayang hakutin ni Ping na mga boto, pero nakapako pa rin siya sa number 5. Kung sa pagkasenador lang siya tumakbo ay sigurado naman siyang mananalo kaya ang tanong ng lahat ay bakit pa nagaambisyon sa mas mataas na posisyon na may pagkatalo (dati na siyang hindi pinalad sa kampanyang pangpresidente) at hindi na nakuntento sa pagkasenador.
Batay sa mga sarili niyang mga pananalita, ang pinagpilian niya ay kung tatakbo ba sa pagkapresidente o magpapahinga muna siya sa pulitika. Hindi kasali ang pagtakbo muli sa pagkasenador sa kanyang pinagpilian. Tila nagpapahayag siya ng pagkasawa sa Senado kung saan isa lamang siya sa 24 na puro talumpati at debate ang ginagawa kaya gusto niya maging punong abala ng buong Pilipinas kung saan siya ang magpapatakbo ng pamahalaan sa halip na gumawa ng batas.
2019 Otso Diretso sa Inidoro Liberal Party losing candidate Chel Diokno is running for the Senate once more in 2022. Having largely been ignored by the voting public by finishing in number 21 position in the midterm elections with more than six million votes, Diokno was eight million votes shy of the Magic 12 list of winners.
For 2022, Diokno is again badly trailing behind in poll surveys. Perhaps as an indication of desperation, Chel Diokno issued a challenge to debate with President Duterte (who at some point indicated an intention to run for vice president then slid down to run for senator but finally backed out from running for national office in 2022).
Had President Digong accepted the Diokno challenge, Chel would have already won political points even before the actual debate started. Had the debate pushed through and had Chel given a good account of himself, then more voters may have considered putting him in their ballots in May 2022. But it was NOT to be. President Duterte, the veteran politician, did not bite. Digong had nothing to gain even if he had demolished Chel in the debate. If Chel managed to score debate points, then he would have shouted out to the whole world that he had beaten Du30 (in a debate) and he would crow about it throughout the whole campaign period. If Chel was beaten, gored and mauled by President Duterte in the verbal tussle, Chel would then package himself as the victim of persecution by the current administration and appeal to the Filipino electorate propensity of rooting for the underdog.
Challenging the President of the Republic of the Philippines to a debate was a crude campaign gimmick done by a political pygmy (who wants to come out as a David) against Duterte alias Goliath. Only losers and the powerless resort to such cheap tricks and it only further exposed the Chel Diokno WEAKNESS.
Among the richest people in the Philippines is Ramon S. Ang, more commonly known for his RSA initials. He is the leader of San Miguel Corporation with its subsidiaries Petron, San Miguel Brewery, Magnolia, B-Meg and companies in power generation, packaging, food, beverages, investments and many others. SMC is also involved in the New Manila International Airport being built in Bulacan.
RSA is not your typical low key industrialist who seldom makes headlines because RSA is highly quotable, controversial at times but always straight to the point. His mammoth projects speak volumes about his grand vision and how the Philippines can become much more competitive in the international arena. What really sets RSA apart from fellow rich businessmen is that he consistently delivers the punch line that profit is secondary to service to the community. SMC and RSA have been at the forefront in aid distribution during the pandemic where lots of people lost jobs and opportunities to earn a living. His environmental initiative in cleaning up the Marikina and Pasig Rivers will go a long way in reducing death and destruction due to seasonal floods and improve the quality of the water in the rivers formerly classified as biologically dead.
Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte withdrew from her mayoralty re-election race and stated that her brother, Vice Mayor Baste, would run for mayor instead. The twin moves thus set the stage for her candidacy for a national position, theoretically for President, Vice President, senator or party list. Realistically, only the positions of President and Vice President are being considered.
Diehard Duterte senators Bato de la Rosa, running for president and Bong Go, running for vice president are making their slots available for a Sara substitution in the event that she chooses to run under PDP Laban. As the presidential daughter has time and again stated that she will not be joining PDP Laban, then a number of smaller national parties are still there for her. The deadline for substitution is on November 15.
Pro Duterte administration voters (called DDS for Du30 Diehard Supporters) out to reduce ABS CBN Senate numbers
Aside from the historic pandemic problems (health, jobs, livelihood, education) that literally ground the Philippine economy to a snail pace, issues such as the drug war, the insurgency and governance are on top of the list as far as the 2022 electorate is concerned. The controversial ABS CBN free television closure and the Manila Bay white sand beach also divide our people. It is safe to presume that those who are against the present administration would want the return of the Kapamilya network on Channel 2 (whose shows are currently hosted by competitors TV5 and the now renamed Zoe TV aside from being present in cable television, YouTube, websites and other internet platforms.
Once a new Congress is in place in the third quarter of 2022, the process of the ABS CBN franchise renewal would once again start at the House of Representatives. An approved bill at the Lower House is then elevated to the Senate.
Among the incumbent senators, at least 14 have signified that they are in favor of an ABS CBN franchise. Senators Ralph Recto and Franklin Drilon are currently serving their second consecutive Senate terms thus they are prohibited by the Philippine Constitution from running for a third consecutive term, therefore they are not in the running for senator for 2022. Senators Nancy Binay, Sonny Angara and Lito Lapid will be in the Senate up to 2025 (in their six year term). Senators Manny Pacquiao and Panfilo Lacson are running for President. Senators Tito Sotto and Francis Pangilinan are running for Vice President. Senators Migz Zubiri, Sherwin Gatchalian, Dick Gordon, Risa Hontiveros and Joel Villanueva are running for re-election.
Note: Re-electionist Senator Leila De Lima is not in the list but presumed to be for an ABS CBN franchise renewal. Senator Grace Poe, senator till 2025, is pro Kapamilya too.
Pepsi wins worst advertisement award over font choice in AAPE promotion
A co-promotion between Pepsi’s Hong Kong division and Japanese clothing maker A Bathing Ape started out with promise. But the font choice is what derailed the whole project.
September 24, 2013
In the campaign, a limited edition camo-can, t-shirts, electronics and umbrellas were all emblazoned with the new Pepsi + AAPE branding.
But then they decided to run the slogan in Pepsi’s iconic sloping text. Disaster ensued.
The campaign isn’t a new idea. In fact, it’s a 2012 promotion which was extended into 2013 because of its wild success. Apparently nobody noticed that the A in the Pespi typeface looks remarkably similar to a R, making the whole slogan appear to read Pepsi x Rape.
Once the photo went (predictably) crazy on Reddit, the rest of the Internet was quick to chime in.
We have to wonder how many people saw the mockups of this ad campaign and thought nobody would notice. Well, to their credit, it took a long time for people to put up a fuss about it. The campaign was first launched in Aug. 2012.