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iMO (In My Opinion) Oct. 26, 2008

Posted in Most Recent Posts with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2008 by Benj
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Mo rocked in this edition of iMO… I’m not sure how many of you guys are watching this show but please if you have ANC, do check it out… Mo in a different light but still entertaining and devilishly funny… Oh and yeah, check out Mo’s disclaimer, the tagline apparently was written by Grace Lee, can you tell why? 🙂

Mo’s Wanted List

Dela Paz Currency Fiasco

I’m sure you’ve all heard the story, retired PNP Comptroller Eliseo Dela Paz was detained by Russian Customs agents in Moscow for trying to smuggle 106,000 euros or nearly P7million in cash out of Moscow during the Interpol conference early this month.

Which really begs the question, what was a retired police officer doing with nearly P7M in cash? Mo was smirking and making wisecracks as the video of Mr. Dela Paz was shown apologizing for the “embarrassment” he caused the country with his “misstep”… But he also said that in his heart of hearts (like he had one) that he knew that he hadn’t done anything wrong…

Mo put it so succintly… “You don’t apologize if you haven’t done anything wrong…”

Miriam Santiago on the Warpath

Mo’s favorite senator aside from Chiz Escudero is Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago who is known for her feisty nature and venomous tongue… She also happens to chair the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee which conducted an investigation on the Dela Paz currency mess..

Mo showed soundbite after soundbite of Sen. Santiago lambasting DILG Secretary Ronnie Puno and other top PNP officials (without Dela Paz who was a no-show)…

It was really funny, Miriam invented a new country, Moscow, when she referred to the “embarassment caused by a PNP general in a foreign country like Moscow”… Methinks she meant Russia, hehe…

She also lashed out at PNP Chief Oscar Calderon saying that he has barely warmed his seat and he was already embroiled in a scandal…

Damn, I wouldn’t want to get on the bad side of Miriam, her tongue can flay you skinless with that sharp Ilonggo accent and her verbose English, hehe…

The Couch

For the first part of The Couch, Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo was Mo’s guest and he asked him a question which I’ve always wanted to ask a politician…

What’s the attraction in politics? Millions are invested in campaigns for a measly salary which they could easily earn tenfold outside of politics with their glib tongue and fancy clothes…

Rep. Satur Ocampo, one of the poorest congressman in the Lower House said that aside from the power associated with public office, the opportunity for corruption is exceedingly high in government which makes it extremely attractive to some individuals who have been seduced by the Dark Side, hehe…

Rep. Ocampo was also asked for his take on the PNP currency mess and he said that now the PNP was claiming that the money was for the acquisition of intelligence equipment… I mean really… I didn’t know the PNP had any intelligence to speak of… Still doesn’t explain why they had it in cash, huh? They could have easily issued a P.O. and coursed the purchase through the proper channels…

Mo said that the whole deal reeked of fish, rotten fish… Just my opinion but I smell aside from rotting fish, Ariel, Tide and Downy…. You know, the kind you use to launder something… 🙂

Top 10 things you can buy with P6.9M

In typical Mo Twister fashion, Mo went through a list of things you can buy with all that moolah found in Dela Paz’ suitcase…

10. 2,760,000 condoms – that’s a lot of containers to fill…
9. 10 yrs of service from the RP president – she’s paid a measly P60K, well I guess FG is a good  provider, hehe…
8. 4 mos of service from US president – He’s paid US$400K a year…
7. A 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo – now that would be sweet…
6. 3,200 PLDT common stocks – just wait for the stocks to tumble and go crazy…
5. 44 breast implants – courtesy of Vicky Belo, now that’s a lot of boobies…
4. 145K liters of premium gas – you can set up your own money machine…
3. 14 nights with Maria Sharapova – She recently auctioned herself for charity…
2. 1000 BFAD tests for melamine – there are cheaper tests, but you’ll have to go to China…
1. Forgiveness – the amount Teehankee paid the Hultmans for his reduced sentence

Ms. Earth candidates

Three lovely candidates for the upcoming Ms. Earth pageant guested on iMO and they were uber hot… I particularly liked Ms. Scotland, she was scorching… The horndogs in the audience were hooting and hollering during the show… Mo said that it was a new “low” for the show… 🙂

Ms. Scotland – a blue eyed blonde with a lovely accent was asked about her country and she said that it was exceptionally beautiful and when they went to Palawan, the landscape there kind of reminded her of home… Mo agreed and said that when he went there he found the scenery stunning…

Ms. USA – was An African American lady and Mo asked her about the upcoming US election… She said that whoever wins, either way it would be historic for America, if Barack wins (which I know he will), he will be the 1st African American president of the US, if McCain wins (when hell freezes over), Sarah Palin will become the US’ 1st female Vice-President…

Ms. Romania – Ms Romania was asked about her country and she said that people only know two things about Romania, Transylvania and Dracula… Well it’s true they have both but she also said that they have wonderful beaches, beautiful mountains and the Danube… Now that’s beautiful…

Shout Out!

iMO had a new portion wherein they asked viewers to tape themselves for 1 minute talking about any issue nearest and dearest to their hearts and if Mo likes it, they’ll show it on-air… Your chance at your 1 minute of fame… 🙂

This episode had Carol Espinosa from Iloilo talking about restrictions on media. Basically her message ws, you may not like what media is saying, but they still have to say it… She looked like she was auditioning for the show, hehe…

Great show… Funny and informative as only my man Mo Twister can deliver…

Check it out, every Sundays, 9PM on ANC… Let’s give our favorite loudmouth all the support he needs, hehe… Plus its your chance to see Mo in drag, err…. in a suit rather… 🙂

Good times!

iMO In My Opinion with Mo Twister (Oct. 12, 2008)

Posted in Most Recent Posts with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2008 by Benj
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Sunday nights are normally pretty laid back and I often find myself channel surfing to find some interesting show to watch… Failing that, I just copy my latest downloads to my USB card and watch it on TV…

Now comes my man Mo Twister with a brand spanking new show on the ANC channel… ANC is known mostly for “serious” programming and so I was pleasantly surprised that my man Mo got a show on the said station…

The format kind of reminds me of the talk shows of Jay Leno or David Letterman…The show is basically divided into two segments:

  1. iMo Mo’s Most Wanted Hitlist
  2. The Couch

iMo Mo’s Most Wanted Hitlist

This section of the show is more freewheeling and my favorite part, thus far… Mo talks about the latest headlines and topics of interest and puts his own perverted “twist” to it… Let’s run down the hitlist, one by one:

Reproductive Health Bill

Up first is the news that the Catholic Church is up in arms over this bill which seeks to promote government subsidized genocide of literally billions of little swimmers in the latex death trap known as condoms… I found the soundbytes amusing when mouthed by those hypocrites in Congress who’ve never had to work a day in their life and are enjoying the trappings of their office at the expense of the poorest of the poor…

Here’s Mo’s top 10 reasons why condoms should have been given out for free a long, long, long time ago…

10. Miriam Defensor Santiago– imagine if there were twins or triplets of Miriam? Perish the thought…
9. Raul Gonzales – isn’t he so adorabe you just want to choke him to death?
8. Manoling Morato -he’s out of the limelight, thank God, but his antics will live in our nightmares  forever…
7. The Abu Sayaff -terrorists anyone?
6. Tim Yap – snort, snort… Gucci, Chanel and YSL would be so sorry to lose your business…
5. George Bush Sr. – simply for the reason that we wouldn’t have our entry at number 4 without him…
4. George Bush Jr. – that’s right, you little genius you…
3. Sulpicio Lines Management – yeah, floating coffins with an engine…
2. Jobert Sucaldito – wouldn’t you just love to go to his house and shave off that lettuce patch he calls hair?
1. Cristy Fermin – You knew that the vermin was coming, huh? Nuff said…

Banana split girls

It’s the promise of comedy in the form of scantily clad girls and it premiered last Saturday night on ANC’s mother station, ABS-CBN… It stars:

  1. Cristy Fermin – nah, just kidding…it’s actually Roxanne Guinoo
  2. Angelica Panganiban
  3. Christine Reyes
  4. Valerie Concepcion

Mo showed some clips from a press conference the girls had to promote the show and they looked like they were bored out of their brains during the press junket…

Angelica had a particularly stupid line: She said, and I quote verbatim:

Para sa akin kasi yung comedy nasa sa yo, nasa pagiging natural mo yun bilang tao eh… So kasi po pinanganak talaga ako para sa show na ito eh…

Really? Your destiny in this universe, your sole reason for being born is to star in this stupid show? Tsk, tsk, Angelica my dear, you were destined for greater things, like being the image young boys relieve their pubescent imaginations on… Come on, you’re selling yourself short…

Texting while driving

Mo talked about this new law being proposed which will essentially prevent people from texting or otherwise using their cellphones while driving…

He doesn’t have a beef with the new law and I don’t have one either but why zero in on texting when we don’t have a minimum alcohol provision in our laws… Drunk driving is inherently more dangerous than texting I would think… The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without such a provision… Probably along with Mongolia, Tibet and Kazakhstan… Well, at least according to Borat…

Interestingly, drunk driving is penalized P20,000.00 without jail time while texting is penalized P100,000.00 with 6 months of jail time… Makes sense?

Pinoyparazzi sued by Mocha girls

The all female group Mocha girls sued the tattle rag Pinoyparazzi when they published pictures of the group members kissing…

The girls said that their careers could be ruined because their audience were men and that allegations of lesbianism would turn off their intended audience…

Hmmm, au contraire my dears, do you know of any horndogs who would be turned off by girl to girl action? Menage a troi, anyone?

Ateneo toasts Lasalle

Mo related the story of Ateneo burning the names of the Lasalle players written on logs which formed part of the celebratory bonfire of Ateneo in apparent retaliation for the middle finger given to them by one of Lasalle’s player…

Hmmm, I couldn’t care less, I’m from UST, hehe…

The Couch

Special guest for the first edition of The Couch was feminist and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist, Rina Jimenez David talking about the provisions of the Reproductive Health Bill…

The wide ranging discussions ran the gamut from condom use, abortion and her children’s possible use of condoms… 🙂

I find Rina brilliant and read her columns regularly at PDI… Cool mom, as well…

Edgardo Sureza  of Pro-life Philippines presented the opposing view on the RH bill being discussed and I found his views strange… From sex education and the use of natural rhythm method… His arguments just didn’t have a leg to stand on…

Most of his arguments were non-sequitur…

I was observing Mo and he totally disagreed with Ed Sureza’s views…

I don’t want to discuss this too much but I’m sure that 80% of Filipinos, even Katoliko Sagrados would agree that we need to practice some form of birth control other than the notoriously unreliable rhythm method…

Great show, Mo… I look forward to next week’s episode…

Good times!