On Jun Lozada

As of the moment, Filipinos are divided on Jun Lozada and his testimony. People are either believing him, doubting him or don’t even care to know.

I doubt him. While he seems to have a lot of knowledge of the mothballed National Broadband Network – ZTE project, he cannot support this with strong evidence.

As you know, its always easy to accuse someone of something. The problem is, words can be damaging and may lead people to judge people.

With the Philippines’ sensationalist media, personalities involved are being tried by publicity. It seems that people have forgotten the we all have the “Presumption of Innocence.”

I am not entirely convinced by his crying and being holy. By the many showbiz personalities behind the Anti-PGMA faction, they could have honed his acting skills. Even the devil can quote the Holy Bible (Matthew 4:6) and seem holy.

It may be possible that if he was able to “moderate” the greed of the parties involved, none of the noise would have happened. He may have been part of the scam and may have pocketed something in the process.

Disclaimer: I am not in anyway connected or receiving payment from the current administration. This is my opinion and everyone is entitled to one.

Cross censored on TV

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I was channel surfing last Friday night and noticed one thing while switching to Net-25, a television station controlled and possibly owned by the Inglesia ni Cristo*. I was watching the station’s news program called “World Report.”

The pictures you’re seeing are from Mr. Jun Lozada‘s Friday testimony at the Philippine Senate regarding an alleged overpriced and highly corrupted proposed government contract. The first picture, on the very top, is a close-up of Mr. Lozada with two catholic nuns behind him. These nuns were wearing a cross, which is not out of the ordinary. Net-25 censored the image of the cross by it whiting-out. Obscuring it as if hiding a brand or something nude. It is as if a cross is something obscene.

What was Net-25 thinking?

(images taken from television by mobile phone camera)

*The Iglesia ni Cristo (also known as INC or Iglesya ni Kristo, literally Tagalog for Church of Christ, pronounced [ɪˈgleʃɐ ni ˈkxɾisto]) is a nontrinitarian Christian restorationist religious organization that originated in the Philippines The INC was founded in the Philippines by Felix Y. Manalo on July 27, 1914;The most basic component of the INC’s beliefs is that founder Felix Manalo was sent from God to reestablish the Christian Church in its true form and that the original church was apostatized. The organization denies the doctrine of the Trinity, as well as the Divinity of Jesus. [from wikipedia.org]

Related links:
Inquirer.net: How nuns outwitted Lozada’s cop escorts
Inquirer.net: Lozada links First Gentleman, Abalos to NBN deal
ABS-CBN News: (all about the contract) NBN-ZTE Deal microsite

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