Saturday, March 28, 2009

playing paparazzi

Have been busy with the Pain Society of the Philippines (PSP) Annual Convention at Bethel Guest House since I got back from Dapitan/Dipolog/Dakak, so for today, I'll just be annotating yesterday's pictures.

Oh, well, ok. Here's some little news bit I couldn't resist telling. Dakak Resort was swarming with military men in camouflage uniform when we visited the place. I heard they were the security detail for one VIP who was recently released from 13 years in prison. This former politician was convicted for two counts of statutory rape and six counts of acts of lasciviousness for raping an 11-year old girl and was sentenced to two life imprisonments and had been serving time at the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP).

For reasons that I don't understand, he was released last March 19 and has gone back to his hometown where he got a hero's welcome upon arrival. Truly, as we went around the cities (Dapitan and Dipolog) we could see big banners everywhere proclaiming love and a warm welcome for him. I asked the locals, how could this be? How come he is so loved? The answer: "He's really a good man. He's very generous. Maayo kaayo na siya. It's just that young girls are his weakness."

O_o




This is my cousin, Tomas, posing on the steps leading to the main resort lobby.
The sand on the foreground is dazzling white.




I moved my camera just a bit to the right and took a shot of the group that was having lunch there. If you zoom in, you would see the VIP in a white shirt.
But why would you want to do that, huh?


4 comments:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ja, tinood gyd ka sa imo mga sulti,
we´re there also last 2005,together with a friend n one of my classmate in high school who is a priest in dipolog,

wa silay commentar.....bootan daw kono kayo n mangiloloy-on....
then i asked, nya kadto iya gibuhat,
wa cla tingog..........

sascha,naospital dha sa dipolog.....kay wa mikaon sa foods sa 1 restaurant sa hotel among gistayed han.

why,kay nakita daw nya ang sulom nga midagan sa lamisa punta sa iyang plate,
pastilan bataa,.....wa mikaon....

naospital cya at 4am, mayo gani duna ship for dipolog at 9am man siguro to,
ayaw ipagawas sa dr, we signed nga amo kagustohan ipagawas, ....

bernie wants that sascha will be hospitalized at SUMC......

mao nga sascha,tagam gyd na pinas.....

kumusta na?

ness said...

Tinuod. Dipolog and Dapitan have progressed so much in the recent years. Dipolog even looks more advanced than Dumaguete na. But in terms of health care, we still get a lot of patients coming from Dipolog and Dapitan who would rather be treated here than there.

Sonia said...

that's very disturbing...a hero's welcome, eh? I find it troubling, what they said, "...it's just that young girls are his weakness." Just because they think he's a good man doesn't excuse him at all.

ness said...

Sonia,

Super O_o.