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Navy Christmas party causes furor among military men By Mario J. Mallari 12/19/2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Navy Christmas party causes furor among military men

By Mario J. Mallari 12/19/2011

The Navy’s holding of a “lavish” Christmas party has caused a storm of reaction from active and retired members of the military but Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Alexander Pama downplayed insinuations that the gathering was extravagant and runs contrary to the austerity program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Pama yesterday confirmed to the Tribune the Navy’s “Christmas Ball” at the Manila Hotel last Wednesday, the same day the Navy officially commissioned its latest addition to its fleet, the Hamilton class cutter BRP Gregorio del Pilar.

The Tribune report created furor against the Navy, stressing there was no justification for such ritzy gathering amid pronouncements of austerity measures in the AFP..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20111219hed5.html

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Possibilities:

1. Professional jealousy- Someone angry at FOIC sows intreague where there is none, blows the issue out of proportion and add inter service rivalry as if the Army or the Air Force were all Jews who does not celebrate the yuletide season.

2. Juveniles - The FOIC and his staff. It wont be a shock if a they booked a room in the hotel where the real party is held, booze, strippers and orgies, killer hang over after that and no posting on facebook.

3. Kickbacks - someone gains to benefit financially and railroaded the party. SOP na yan.

4. Attire driven - They must have a reason to wear their dinner jacket in the tropics but never during winter which is never at all. It also coincided with the commissioning of the ex-USCG WHEC revenue cutter surplus soon to have no spare parts after this...

The best party is at Naval Construction Brigade HQ BNS, look at the future government contractors when they leave the Navy. The one at Manila Hotel was for gays in the military, the DADT types out to show off in style feeling winter fashionistas.

And so the "Village People" in their white Navy uniforms ask...

"Bakit kami lang napupuna ninyo, eh yung Army Brats mga hudyo ba silang lahat ay teka..mga hudyo nga"

Sa Air Force ginwang cash na lang buti pa sila wala ng farty pips. You wish.... mga supot kung hidi hudyo!

Eh mga parak?

Simple lang handaan pero bongga mga sobre. Buhay Crame. Kotse, bahay, appliances, mistresses, tayo ng security agency...

Ang rank and file?

The generals treat all their subordinates alike..like sh8t.

Bata... stay away from headquarters before you find yourself giving head to anyone there.

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