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Friday, July 17, 2009

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Manny Pacquiao is the best crime fighter in the world


May 3, 2009, The Philippines has recorded almost zero crime rate in a day. The Philippine National Police announced that crime incident in Metro Manila was significantly low during the telecast of the Pacquiao-Hatton boxing match.

According to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief, Police Chief Superintendent Roberto “Boysie” Rosales only one crime incident had been reported in metro Manila alone, which is a rare event because Metro Manila are averaging 24.56 crime in an ordinary day.

The reason is, believe it or not, Criminals and wrong doers stayed home and glued to their television sets to watch Manny Pacquiao battles against Ricky Hatton.

Philippine is the Texting/SMS Capital of the World


40 million Pilipino subscribers send an an average 26 SMS a day, a total of more than 1 Billion txt mesage a day.
 
SMS or txt mesaging are very popular medium of communication in the Philippines. Based on studies and surveys Philippines is the Text Capital of the world Since 2001, sending an average of 250 million SMS message more than the Total of SMS message sent in the European Union Combine. In 2007, Filipinos sent an average 500 million txt message a day. source and in 2007-2008 new year Period - Messaging services provider, Acision says that Filipinos sent an astounding 1.39 billion text messages in that short span of time from a subscriber base of just 50 million.

Biggest Loot in History
Much has been said about the late President Ferdinand Marcos being the world’s richest man. While this title was not officially designated to Marcos, the late dictator, however, was known as the man who took away the largest loot in history.
While deposed President Joseph Estrada faces plunder charges
for allegedly amassing some US$82 million in kickbacks and payoffs
during his 31-month stint at Malacanang Palace, Marcos had reportedly
stolen billions of dollars. There were different versions of the fabled
Marcos wealth.


The fabled Marcos wealth reportedly
consists of billions of dollars and tons of gold bullions deposited in
several banks in Switzerland. Government lawyers claimed that Marcos
had used dummy foundations to hoard his wealth. Among such foundations
that the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) had
identified are Sandy, Xandy, Wintrop, and Rayby.


Former
Senate President Jovito Salonga, who served as the first PCGG chairman
under the Aquino administration said the agency had identified 51
Marcos bank accounts in Switzerland, 23 of which are in Credit Suisse;
3 at Swiss Bank Corporation in Fribourg; 15 in Swiss Bank Corporation
in Geneva; 6 at Banque Paribas in Geneva; 3 at Hoffman in Zurich; and
one each at Lombard Odeii and Trade Development Bank in Geneva.


According
to former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez, the Marcos family still
keeps some US$13.4 billion in deposits at the Union Bank of Switzerland
under the account of Irene Marcos-Araneta, on top of a hoard of 1.241
tons of gold at an underground bunker at Kloten Airport in Zurich.
Chavez also disclosed that former First Lady Imelda Marcos has 800,000
ounces of gold in unfrozen accounts in Switzerland.


Before this, Australian private investigator Reiner Jacobi, who served as a
PCGG consultant in 1989, had unraveled the so-called Irene Araneta
account and even went to the extent of claiming that the Marcoses had a
US$250-billion gold hoard in Switzerland. The PCGG, however, described
Jacobi’s claims as exaggerated and too fantastic.


In October 1999, Filipino businessman Enriquez Zobel, a known crony of the
late president told a Senate committee that the Marcos wealth could
have swollen to US$100 billion in gold and dollar deposits, the bulk of
which is deposited with the US Treasury. In his sworn testimony, Zobel
said the Marcos wealth is distributed to gold deposits, dollar
accounts, and real estate properties located in various parts of the
world.


The Marcos gold deposits alone, Zobel said, may have reached US$35 billion. Zobel had also mentioned the US$13.4 billion Irene Marcos Araneta account at the Union Bank of Switzerland The gold bars are allegedly kept in various banks in Portugal, Vatican City, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Solomon Island, and the US. Zobel said Marcos obtained the gold bars after the Liberation (1946) from the Yamashita treasure and from soldiers who sold their gold bars for only US$20 per bar. Another version was that of Rogelio Roxas who claimed that Marcos’ men seized the real golden buddha from his house at Aurora Hills in Baguio City on April 5, 1971. The buddha reportedly costs billions of dollars.


In February 2001, the Philippine Daily Inquirer disclosed the alleged attempt of Irene Marcos Araneta to launder billions of dollars in deposits under the 885931 accounts from Union Bank of Switzerland to Deutsche Banks in Dusseldorf, Germany. Aside from the Marcos family and the Philippine government, the 9,539 victims of human rights under the Marcos regime have interest in the Marcos wealth.

Philippine is the Texting/SMS Capital of the World




40 million Pilipino subscribers send an an average 26 SMS a day, a total of more than 1 Billion txt mesage a day.

SMS or txt mesaging are very popular medium of communication in the Philippines. Based on studies and surveys Philippines is the Text Capital of the world Since 2001, sending an average of 250 million SMS message more than the Total of SMS message sent in the European Union Combine. In 2007, Filipinos sent an average 500 million txt message a day. source and in 2007-2008 new year Period - Messaging services provider, Acision says that Filipinos sent an astounding 1.39 billion text messages in that short span of time from a subscriber base of just 50 million.

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