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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:40

 

A Filipino Satire by Bobby Reyes

 

The NaFFAA NEOs are going to hold a confab in the Philippines and give lectures and speeches on "good governance"? My goodness! Ang lakas ng mga apog. There's a word for those kinds of people: KAPALMUKS! Sobra naman pala ang mga pagka-peke. What a bunch of hypocrites!—Jesse Jose

 

S eattle, Washington-based Columnist Jesse Jose is having some of the best laughs in his life. Now he calls the national-executive officers (NEOs) of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA) as the “Kapalmuks,” the colloquial Filipino term for “thick-skinned faces.”

 

“Ang lakas ng mga apog” literally means “They have no shame.” Yes, indeed the NaFFAA NEOs have no shame to lecture on “good governance” in a Manila conference when the NaFFAA is a corrupt organization.

 

This writer argued way back in May 2000 that the controlling clique in the NaFFAA is a “bunch of crooks.” Please read again this article that documented why the NaFFAA cannot fight corruption in the Philippine homeland: The NaFFAA (a Corrupt Organization) Cannot Wage an Anti-Corruption Campaign in the Philippines

 

The NaFFAA NEOs Are Now Butts of Jokes

 

H ere is the latest joke about the NaFFAA that is circulating in Northern California:

 

         The story goes that five NaFFAA NEOs overheard a Filipino veteran praying loudly in a church in San Francisco. The FilVet said, “Lord, please help me raise a thousand dollars, as my landlord would evict me and eight other fellow veterans if we cannot have the amount to pay our rent.”

 

         The NaFFAA NEOs took pity on the FilVet and they contributed $100 each. Then one of them took the money and gave it to the FilVet while saying, “We NaFFAA officials heard your prayer and we want to help you raise the money that you need. Here is $500.” The FilVet thanked the NaFFAA NEO but then continued praying. The FilVet said, “Thank you, Lord, for answering immediately my prayers. But please next time, don’t course it through the NaFFAA. The NaFFAA guys pocketed half of it.”

 

So far all my friends in San Francisco deny that they started the joke. Some of them point to Pep Red Vasquez, a veteran writer and broadcaster, as the possible source of it. Mr. Vasquez says, however, that the joke was just lifted from a similar humorous tale involving the Philippine police. He denies having started it.

 

A side from some 50 articles in the naffaagate section of this website, there are other articles in the “Humor & Satire” Section about the NaFFAA NEOs:

 

The NaFFAA Will Be Dissolved and a Phoenix-like New Federation Will Be Launched from Its Ashes

 

Lolo Bobby’s Famous and Infamous Acronyms

 

Why NaFFAA NEOs Are Ecstatic Over Lolo Bobby’s Bid for Governor of Sorsogon

 

Is it Better to Be Called "Crazy" than Be Dubbed "Stupid"?

 

Lorna Dietz Fears Lynch Mob in Chicago and a New NaFFAA Century Club (Part II of “’Dietzcoveries’ Series”)

 

“Dietzcoveries:” Sex, Lies and NaFFAAgate

 

The Bottle, oops, “Battle of the Bulge” Now Looms for the NaFFAA’s Midwest Convention in Chicago

 

NaFFAA’s “The Good, the Bud and the Ungodly”

 

Talltale Signs: The NaFFAA’s Home Is Melting this Christmas

 

One-Liners About Barbies and Barbarians

 

Why Did the Filipino Chicken Cross the American Road?

 

Lolo Bobby's Apocalisto

 

No More Gold Mine of Jokes and Feature Articles If NaFFAA Is Dissolved

 

T he humorists of this online publication and other punsters will surely miss the NaFFAA if rumors are true that it will be soon dissolved. Please check again these articles, some of which are serious in topic but use a lot of humor in their presentation:

 

The NaFFAA Will Be Dissolved and a Phoenix-like New Federation Will Be Launched from Its Ashes

 

Greg Macabenta Has to Resign as National Chairman of the NaFFAA

 

There Are Good People in the NaFFAA Who Can Put the House in Proper Order

 

“Desperate,” as in “Desperate Grandstanding,” Seems to be the Ultimate Adjective for the Filipino

 

How Some Filipino Americans Behave Like Second-Class Citizens

 

Melegrito, Diaz, et al, Are Born-again Suckers While Rodis Sucks in Gullible Fil-Am Physicians

 

(To be continued . . .)

 



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