Anybody’s guess may not be as good as Rene Mariano’s

12 January 1992

Manila Standard 12 Jan 92

Psychics and seers, led by Rene Mariano and Jojo Acuin, are the biggest TV stars of the New Year. The two were everywhere: not just in sosyal talk shows like Inday Badiday’s Face to Face and Jullie Yap Daza’s Tell the People and Johnny Litton’s Oh no!… but even in conservative political fora like Louie Beltran’s Straight from the Shoulder, Rod Villa’s Talakayan, and Dong Puno’s Viewpoint.

In the beginning of 1991 all our seers rendered dire predictions of deaths and grave disasters for the nation. We only realized how grave when Mt. Pinatubo erupted, rendering millions of people uprooted and homeless.

Of course there is that failed prediction of Manila flooding and sinking. Manila did not flood and sink but Ormoc did. The mistake was in identifying the place to be Manila; and Ormoc did not quite sink the way we imagined Manila would, but it did sink in the sense of being briefly and suddenly flooded as to drown people and land.

A similar case involved Armida Siguion-Reyna of Aawitan Kita fame some years back. Tita Midz used to be very interested in the occult (twice she asked me, in my astrologer days, for birthchart readings), but one day a psychic (I’m not sure which tool – cards, birthchart, palms, vibrations – was used) predicted a possibly fatal attempt on her life. I can’t remember now what the details were but it was enugh to freak Armida out and make her quit on manghuhulas. Nothing happened to her, but sometime after that, Elvira Manahan was murdered.

The psychic’s mistake was in identifying the victim as Armida, which was an easy mistake to make: Armida and Elvira are women of the same mold, parehong alta sociedad, parehong mataray, may pagka-pareho rin ang itsura.

To paraphrase Rene Mariano: psychic vibrations / visions do not usually come in clear stark images, more through a kind of mist. One “sees” enough to sense the basic situation, but not exactly where and when it will happen or who exactly is / are involved.

Our seers are good at what they do. They’re arare breed of “sensitives” with a gift for tuning in to another dimension of reality and accessing a sort of image bank of past, present, and future.

Of all the seers who take to television every New Year, I’d say Rene Mariano is the best of the lot. This is why I listened very closely to his prediction that the next President will be male; he’ll have business ties / connections abroad; he’s not really a politician, “tipong ngayon lang, at hindi pa siya nag-iingay” (as of New Year).

Immediately Winnie Monsod concluded: Danding Cojuangco. I’m not sure. Around that time nag-iingay na si Danding; he was figuring in the nws a lot. Also, he’s not the only presidentiable with business ties abroad. Fidel Ramos would also fit the bill. And between Cojuangco and Ramos, I’ll take Ramos anytime.

Except Ramos, so far, has been disappointing. He quit government just when there was the Pinatubo disaster to deal with. He joined the LDP, only to lose out on the nomination. If he doesn’t get his act together soon, he might have to settle for Vice (which might not be a bad idea), like Joseph Estrada, who has reportedly agreed to run as Danding Cojuangco’s VP (what a twist, if true).

The good news is that Jovy Salonga and Nene Pimentel have joined forces. Between Ramos and Salonga, I’ll take Salonga anytime. I don’t see him as “too old,” rather, as experienced and wise. (We take our elders too much for granted.) I think he’ll be good for the nation, which at this point I can’t say for anyone else.

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18 Responses to Anybody’s guess may not be as good as Rene Mariano’s

  1. December 28, 2007 at 10:15 pm
    arthur

    sir
    san po pude mapuntahan to consult si mr. rene mariano??
    salamat po

  2. December 29, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    naku, hindi ko na alam (senior moment) 1992 pa yon. walang balita sa kanya, matagal na. pero pag nagkaroon ng pagkakataon, magtatanong ako.

  3. May 6, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    josie

    pwede ko b malaman ang address ni mr rene mariano?

  4. August 7, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    leor hiedy

    magkano ba magpahula sa inyo ang mga taong pangkaraniwan lang tulad namin??? saan po ba kayo pwedeng pntahan??

    salamat po!!!

  5. June 26, 2009 at 8:54 am
    aldine lorenzana

    i want to know the address of rene mariano…or sana ilagay nyo na lang kung saan sya makokontak para di na tinatanong ksi daming gustong malaman

  6. June 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    hi aldine ;) sorry talaga but i haven’t been able to get a contact number for rene mariano. baka rin retired na rin siya. tempted na nga ako to delete this entry, but then, again, the message remains worthwhile. i’m sure there are other good manghuhulas around,yung gumagamit ng baraha. magtanong-tanong lang kayo. and maybe magkonsulta hindi lang sa isa, kundi sa dalawa o tatlo, para may confirmation of trends.

  7. July 3, 2009 at 12:12 am
    mj

    Rene Mariano has a radio program at DWIZ 882 khz, 10PM weekdays. The station’s hotline is 4701750-55. Im not really sure about his personal numbers, though. Try googling his name coz im pretty sure he has a website you could visit.

  8. August 19, 2009 at 6:50 am

    rene mariano’s contct number is 028436346

  9. August 19, 2009 at 6:53 am

    rene mariano is not just good..he’s the best!!he’s a very dear friend to us..lahat ng hula nya sa mother ko totoo.

  10. January 10, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    ronald desilva

    huwag na kayo magpapahula dyan kay rene mariano puro palpak ang hula nyan nanloloko lang yan gaya ng hula nya mahuhuli daw si bin laden,e hanggang ngayon di mahuli,at yun hula nya mabibitay daw si erap at jinggoy di naman nag katotoo,at yan si jojo acuin sabi nya matatalo daw si paquiao nung 2008 di din nagkatotoo,

  11. January 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    ronald desilva

    magsasayang lang kayo ng pera kay rene mariano,mag imbestiga muna kayo maige dun sa mga hinulaan ni rene mariano mas marami palpak

  12. March 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Janki Dave

    hi

    someone please let me know how could i get in touch with Mr. mariano..
    could u please tell me his email address or his telephone number ..i want to desperately want to get in touch with him..

  13. September 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    marlyn

    san po kayo pwedeng puntahan? nais kop po sanang magpa kunsulta

  14. January 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    janina

    Kahit di ako updated at now ko lng nabasa lahat ito i’d like to help p din and give info to contact mr.rene mariano..
    He still have a radio program in DWIZ 882kwz every night at 10Pm to 11pm.
    You may contact him still in his house in Pasay. From taft in libertad station just ride in tricycle then tell to the driver “sa bahay po ni rene mariano” then dadalin ka na nila don alam n alam na nila yun.
    His landline number: 8436346
    I will assure you that you will be satisfied sa hula at guidance nya…

  15. September 8, 2011 at 12:34 am
    marilyn

    hello po isa ako mga nahulaan nya noon at sa lahat ng nanghula sakin ang mga hula niya ang pinakahinangaan ko dahil halos lahat nagkatotoo,dangan nga lang di ko na alam kung saan sya mahahanap dahil matagal na akong di nakapunta sa kanya ,salamat sa inpormasyon ms janina mapupuntahan ko na sya ulit`tnx….

    • January 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm
      mhelvz

      He’s at #525 T. Inocencio St., Libertad, Pasay City
      You may contact him at 8436346

  16. May 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    Windz

    First time ko po magpa konsulta kay kuya Rene Mariano, avid listener niya ako before. Nahinto lang nung magtrbaho na ako sa ibang bansa. Nagkaron ako ng malaking problem sa family. Wala po akong masasabi kundi tunay si Kuya Rene,sabihin na natin na manghuhula siya, pero 100% po ng sinabi niya sa akin ay tama. mula sa paghihiwalay ko sa una kong asawa, pagkwala ng unang anak ng asawa ko, ang pagkakaron ng ibat ibang boses sa problema sa loob ng pamilya ko, pati ang paglipat ko ng bahay (na wala sa plano ko pa.. a week later lumipat na kami ng bahay). pati yung pag petition ng magulang ko sa akin sa US, na ayaw ko. Pati yung matagal na akong nagwo-work abroad hindi pa ako nakakaipon at marami pa siyang nasabi na tama lahat. Ang pinaka maganda po ay yung pagbago niya o pagbigay niya ng new alias ko dahil nakakaapekto ang name natin sa buhay/future natin. I suggest na i-try niyo, wala naman po mawawala. Just call his place for scheduling. Basta wala po kayong sasabihin sa una, lalabas lahat. Dun niyo nalang po malalaman ang iba pa, I respect kuya Rene & I don’t want to offend him kung may idadagdag pa akong info sa ginagawa niya. All I can say is, malaki naitulong niya rin sa akin, kung ano ang dapat kong iwasan at ano ang dapat kong baguhin. Maraming salamat kuya Rene, nagbayad man po ako.. sulit na sulit din naman po at ginanahan pa ako ngayon sa buhay ko. I pray for your good health, God bless & more power! I will visit you again soon! :-)

  17. October 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    saan po kayo pwedeng puntahan para magpahula,o pwede po bang sa online.. slamat po

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