Si Morris et Damomo

Si Morris et damomo
Sotsoten da i-idyana
Sot sot ak ak sot.

If I am not mistaken (and I may very well be wrong), this used to be the jeer/chant that Sagada boys use to taunt their fellow boys who are old enough to go to sleep in the dap-ay but who continue to sleep at home with their parents.

We are dedicating the song to our favorite Cordillera Congressman because he apparently continues to receive allowance from his Mama.

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Dear John in Heaven


Dear John Denver,
Thank you for your gift of music. I remember listening to you while riding the Skyland Bus from Sagada to Baguio. The bus conductor kept playing your songs over and over and yet over again. Maybe he didn’t have any other cassette tape to play. But maybe, and I think this is the more likely reason, he is a big fan of yours.

The interesting thing is that no passenger complained about it. No one got up to tell the conductor to shut you down after we heard Rocky Mountain High for the uptenth time. Maybe we were all too tired to care. After all, the Halsema trip is a tiresome ride, then, as it is now. But maybe, and this is the more likely reason, we too were all big fans of yours.

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Gloria’s SONA: A Report by Evil Bill Bilig

The following report on Gloria’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is an attempt by Bill Bilig’s evil twin a.k.a Evil Bill Bilig to be a cool kid.

If you want to see if his report is reliable, you should visit Tingog, the Voice of the Filipino People which has the full version of the SONA. Evil Bill apologizes to Kayni in advance for including her in Gloria’s nonsense. The good (ehem) Bill Bilig’s reaction to the SONA will be up soon.

According to Evil Bill Bilig, Gloria’s state of the nation address went like this:

Yadaa, yadaa, yadaa, yadaa. Blaa, blaa, blaa, blaa. The Philippines will be world class in 2010. Yadaa, yadaa, blaa, blaa. We will have first class airports, first class seaports, first class roads. Yadaa, yadaa, blaa, blaa. [Mentions name of politicians.] Yadaa, yadaa, yadaa, yadaa. We will send Filipinos to the moon. Yadaa, yaddaa, quack, quack, quack. [Mentions name of Mt. Province Governor Maximo Dalog.] Yadaa, yadaa, yadaa, yadaa. Halsema Road will be world class. Tabuk to Tinglayan Road will be world class. Blaa, blaa, blaa, blaa. Quack, quack, quack, quack. [Mentions names of more politicians.]

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