My lovely wife aside from managing her thousand hectare farm on Farmville usually consults her specialist doctors on  ailments from a frozen shoulder to high blood pressure and what have you.  And where does her consultants hold office? Where else but at the Facebook General Hospital. In fairness you know, her medicine – a combination of apple cider vinegar, honey, and water which she has been taking regularly for the past two years has been doing wonders to her ageing body. She no longer takes her prescription drugs for her heart, blood pressure, etc. considered maintenance drugs for all senior citizens. And when your wife drinks this concoction, you can bet she’ll insist that I take it too. So who am I to refuse a prescription from a girl I’ve known  half my life despite the sour taste of the vinegar. paragis3 And now, she has discovered another medicine for our daughter which treats all forms of ailments. They call it “paragis” or goose grass. Well, it’s just really grass that grows anywhere. It is said to treat and prevent the growth  of cancer cells, myoma, etc.  A segment was even shown on “Kapuso ko, Jessica Soho”. Just google it for its benefits.

Yup, I drink that too but I have to follow it up with a spoonful of honey. The aftertaste is grass! Now you know what the honey is for 🙂

But I’d like to discuss the more irritable aspects of the crooked king and his Frank the pugs against us users of Facebook. By the way, are you aware that all ministers (except those permitted by the King) and their families, manggagawas, and ministerial students are forbidden to have FB accounts or even browse Facebook? The Tagapagturos at the ministerial college at random confiscate student’s cell phones and check it’s contents. If you have an FB account, you’ll be ordered to write a salaysay addressed to the King and explain your position. If they are not satisfied, you’ll immediately be expelled from the school and/or worse expelled from the church.

cartoon-facebook-snoopingSo far however, the crooked king has not included its lay kingdom on prohibiting FB but they  do monitor the use of FB.  Like, Share, or make a personal Comment on church affairs which questions certain areas of church behavior and the next thing you know, you’ll be summoned to the District office to explain in writing why you did so. After that incident you’ll be “advised” to remove that Like, Share, or Comment and to post a statement that you are in full submission to the church administration of the current King and his Frank the pugs. And when you leave that office you’ll either be expelled from the church or luckily put on “Watchlist”.

Parang panahon ng hapon ano? May mga tiktik na naniniguro na walang taksil sa kanila. At meron pa silang tagapagturo kung sino ang mga taksil! 

Don’t we the King’s beloved subjects have any say on this? Well, actually we do.

The Philippine Constitution and the Bill of Rights states –

Section 3. (1) The privacy of communication and correspondence shall be inviolable except upon lawful order of the court, or when public safety or order requires otherwise, as prescribed by law.

(2) Any evidence obtained in violation of this or the preceding section shall be inadmissible for any purpose in any proceeding.

The privacy of communication and correspondence is INVIOLABLE and only a lawful order of the courts can contradict this. In fact any evidence obtained in violation of this is inadmissible  for any purpose in ANY PROCEEDING. Interestingly, it does not end there.

“Section 4. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.”

This last one I am particularly amused with.

“Section 5. No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights

facebook_606785.jpgIn short no one has the right to tell you how you should serve and worship your God much worse snooping into your communication, correspondence, or should I say Facebook account.  Should I also add to regularly check if a member has a regular lagak, scrutinize tanging handugan envelopes and determining who is not participating in the handugan? 

Church anniversary is just around the corner and what have I been hearing from my officer friends from the church who are now holding nightly panatas? That we are grateful and thankful for the blessings of the church? Nope. What I hear is this, “Ano ba naman yan? Bakit uso ngayon ang panatang nakaluhod? Biro mo, nakaluhod ka sa semento habang nananalangin si Ka *****, ang haba pa naman manalangin yon! Susundan ka pa ng ministro na, ‘manatili kayong nakaluhod mga kapatid at meron pa tayong ipapakiusap.’ Diyos ko!”

God hears the heart, not the knees is all I can say.

Here’s constructive criticism for the King and his hord of Franks picked up from a Facebook article.

“A group of wolves:


The 3 in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind. The next 5 are the strongest & best, they are tasked to protect the front side if there is an attack. The pack in the middle are always protected from any attack. The 5 behind them are also among the strongest & best; they are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack. The last one is the LEADER. He ensures that no one is left behind. He keeps the pack unified and on the same path. He is always ready to run in any direction to protect & serves as the ‘bodyguard’ to the entire group.

Just in case you wanted to know what it really means to be a true leader.”

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