Many Philippine politicians are corrupt because Filipinos allow it

Philippine society’s dysfunctional culture is evident yet again in the latest scandal involving some members of Philippine Congress and how they channel their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) or “pork barrel funds” into bogus projects.

Gone incognito.
Gone incognito.
The fact that a lot of Filipinos have predicted that the main character in this sorry saga, Janet Lim Napoles, will go into hiding says a lot about our ineffective law enforcement agencies. The people have noted the timing of her escape and described it as “cleverly coordinated”. It’s as if she knew what was coming.

After weeks of sensational media exposé, Napoles who looked animated in an “exclusive” interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, managed to evade law enforcement agencies as soon as a warrant of arrest was issued by the Makati Regional Trial court. The Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation have been left scrambling to ask the public for help in finding her.

Oddly enough, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima herself was not surprised that Napoles managed to evade arrest. She had this to say:

That’s not surprising … the fact that she can’t be found means she got wind of it … she received advance information, someone tipped her … isn’t she well connected, didn’t she boast before that she controlled government? Wasn’t that what the whistleblowers said? So, meaning, she’s well-connected so I’m not surprised anymore that she got wind of it. Maybe, even before the DOJ resolution was issued, she already knew about it … what more the newly issued warrant of arrest, it’s not farfetched.

De Lima’s statement comes across like she herself admits that Napoles has eyes and ears in the Department of Justice. Now that is a sad reflection of our culture, indeed. It goes to show that a lot of Filipinos, especially those who hold sensitive positions in government agencies have a price tag on display when crooks go out shopping for “contacts”. One can be forgiven for saying that our law enforcement agencies are not only incompetent they are also a disgrace. The fact that the likes of Napoles can easily disappear without a trace is enough to support this belief. Napoles is not even the first suspect to evade arrest. This has happened quite a number of times in the past.

Where is Napoles? Perhaps Senator Panfilo Lacson can shed light into her whereabouts or at least give us all an idea how she could have escaped. After all, the senator was famous for his ability to elude Philippine law enforcement agencies in the past. Everyone knows that he “went away” for a year when he got in trouble with the law in 2010, accused of masterminding the murder of publicist Bubby Dacer and the latter’s driver. The “distinguished gentleman” from Cavite could serve as a “consultant” for the DOJ since he is considered an “expert” in hiding.

Lacson did set a precedent for others to avoid arrest. He is now everybody’s role model. Napoles’ lawyer even mentioned that if Lacson can do it, why can’t Napoles? She does have a point. It wouldn’t be too farfetched if there now exists an underground business catering to smuggling fugitives out of the country. You’ll have to be “well connected” to get their business card, I suppose.

Philippine media is also to blame for how suspected criminals manage to get away. When the Philippine Daily Inquirer first broke the news about the pork barrel scam, it was very one-sided. The “facts” were all from one source. Napoles was correct when she complained about reporters not even bothering to get her side before publishing their “exclusive” story. They may consider their views “fearless” but they cannot claim to have balanced news in a lot instances.

The Inquirer could have been on a tight deadline to publish their story lest another publication gets a hold of the damning information. Their tactic however has resulted in another trial by media publicity. Well, one can also be forgiven for saying that that might have been their goal anyway – to stir the pot. Some even say the pork barrel scam is helping divert people’s attention away from Presidential sister Ballsy Aquino’s own scandal on the alleged extortion attempt against a Czech firm involving the MRT.

It is fair to say that Napoles had enough reason to disappear from the spotlight. Instead of waiting for the result of the formal investigation from the NBI before printing their story, the Inquirer seems to have thought that every bit of information about Napoles is fair game, without need to clarify. Even online publication Rappler published exclusive exposés on the Napoles family lifestyle without any regard for the repercussions. It seems journalists who run these publications apply a total disregard for individual rights and due process. Someone should remind them that even suspected criminals have rights.

Members of Philippine media have a history of causing trouble in Philippine society. Back in 2010, media played a big role in the Mendoza hostage crisis that resulted in the deaths of 8 Hong Kong tourists. Because media kept broadcasting a blow-by-blow account of police officers’ movements, the hostage taker who was watching the news from the television on board the bus panicked and killed the hostages. Networks were probably trying to outdo each other, which is why they could not think of considering a news blackout even for the sake of saving lives.

De Lima has been put on notice by these two senators.
De Lima has been put on notice by these two senators.
Senator Gringo Honasan himself is complaining about the on-going trial by publicity saying that he “condemns the serialized trial by publicity”. Both Honasan and Senator Bong Bong Marcos have warned De Lima that all this could affect her unconfirmed position as Secretary of Justice:

If Secretary De Lima is part of it and she will face the Commission on Appointments for confirmation, then that is her problem.

-Gringo Honasan

It will come up. Everything is a factor. When you’re talking about the highest levels of government … every part of that nomination is going to be examined.

-Bong Bong Marcos

Three years in her unconfirmed post as DOJ Secretary can be frustrating.
Three years in her unconfirmed post as DOJ Secretary can be frustrating.
It looks like De Lima’s chances of being confirmed after three years in her post is getting slimmer by the day. She’s not worried though even when the commission on appointments has been ignoring her. President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino has apparently only been repeatedly using an “ad interim appointment” to legitimize her post. That is so pathetic. One wonders why the President keeps hanging on to De Lima when he can simply replace her with someone more qualified. Would De lima be able to prosecute members of the executive branch and those who are allied with BS Aquino considering she is indebted to him? It remains to be seen.

Like most things in the Philippines, the pork barrel scam is proving to be too complicated and convoluted for the average Filipino to understand. It is not straightforward even when it should be. Those who want to monitor how the events unfold could develop a migraine. Perhaps all those involved could be in on it together. De Lima need not look far in finding Napoles’s coddlers.

Lame excuses work on a confused electorate.
Lame excuses work on a confused electorate.
Frankly speaking, when one hears Senator Jinggoy Estrada mouth off lame excuses such as “It is not up to the senators to determine whether an NGO is bogus or not” without rousing a public uproar, it is a clear indication that this latest scandal will not change the way things are being run in Philippine government anytime soon. The public servants get their kapal ng mukha from the public’s apathy and indifference to the issues plaguing the nation.
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Gogs
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Exactly. It was a week ago that I posted why a basketball score is irrelevant in the overall scheme of things and of course an emo butthurt populace wished I was dead. One of the common themes I have in my work is things are the way they are because the people accept things over time. So this culture unleashes Jinggoy, Honasan, Noynoy , Lacson on us through their support over decades. Their votes and their blind idolatry. I should never be made to accept anything else this culture throws at me. Your actions have already spoken. You support idiots.… Read more »
Benjo
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NICE ONE! next they will want YOU to attend CHURCH. and sit right next to the ousted CJ. The SCUNBAG who never explained his wealth, got all those people fired at PAL, and never went to jail or gave any peso’s back.
another FINE example of Filipino Christianity, huh?

Ichinose Kotomi
Guest

Earth to Benjo? Seriously? He (CJ Corona) didn’t explain his wealth? What trial were you watching? Trial by Publicity? Before you jump on a bandwagon, I’m not a CJ Corona supporter nor a GMA supporter but a supporter of the Constitution which those who thinks “No One is DILAW” can always break.

Benjo
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R U KIDDING? I watched the 1 where he said he would testify and answer/explain where he happened to have $4million($4,000,000.00)rolling thru his accounts. I watched the one where the LYING POS did not answer ONE SINGLE QUESTION (not one single question), ranted about how his MOMMA was ‘harassed by Mr.Jose Bossa’.The one where he proceeded to RANT for close to 90 minutes, not answer a single question and the rest of the CRIMINALS SAT THERE and let him get away with it. That was not testimony, it was a well re-hearsed choreographed ACT! A TOTAL MOCKERY OF ANY Criminal… Read more »
Ichinose Kotomi
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Facepalm at the derailment. The Point you raised: Didn’t explain the how he got his Wealth. He clearly stated he got it with Dollar Investments manipulation way before he became Chief Justice. Why exactly do you think they couldn’t jail him if he didn’t state his Wealth that people kept shouting in a bandwagon was ill-gotten? Because it’s not. They even tried to attack him with Tax Evasion. Yeah, as if that would work on a bank investment. And 82 accounts that was reduced to smithereens? Pffft… there’s only one person I know who dwarfs those accounts and the investments… Read more »
Ichinose Kotomi
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Were you actually sleeping when you watched the trial or are you just a plain idiot?

wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=jAs4Ei0RpE0

You’ve just lost the argument, I told you to TROLL Harder. Good Bye!

jack
Guest

I would like to start a petition on behalf of the citizens of Lapu Lapu. It is time to protest the inferior electric service provided by MECO. Force the LAPU LAPU Government to take action. Replace MECO. A company operated by monkeys could provide better service!

Benjo
Guest
OK, so YOU actually believed that Bull-Shit ‘testimony’ where he failed to answer a single question BECAUSE NONE WAS ASKED!!!WHY WAS THERE NO QUESTIONS ASKED, HUH????? Why did they not prosecute him? THAT IS BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE ALL HAD TO BE PROSECUTED. Why did none of the ‘inquisitors’/prosecutors take the guy up on his offer to look into ALL of their FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNTS? there is your answer. NOW ‘ITCHY’ R U so naïve to believe that Bull-Shit OR ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? coming on this blog-site to act as if…? Trial by publicity? NO? I believed the… Read more »
Ichinose Kotomi
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Why was there no question asked? Pffft… how about asking the Prosecutors? Oh, they were dumbstruck because they didn’t think Corona would sign the Waiver without conditions and so the case was rested. All the answer they wanted about his bank accounts could be taken out because he has given them permission and you didn’t even understand that simple point? Are you really using your brain? Also, it’s an IMPEACHMENT court, the judges would be the one to decide if they’d let the guy let of some steam because of the Trial by Publicity and the harassment the Executive Branch… Read more »
libertas
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The soft pig belly of greed and corruption across all parties and areas of government, the senate and congress has been well and truly exposed in the past month, not just by the janet lim napoles scandal but also by BoC smuggling/bribery, DoTC, Immigration, and multiple contract anomalies, as well as the 60-30-10 PCOS programme which rigged/stole the 2013 election. The philippines has lost any little right/justification to even call itself, or pretend to be a democracy. More like a barbaric 3rd world outpost epitomised by the national sport being cock-fighting, and the government/leaders simply mafia style crooks without even… Read more »
Benjo
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You say they have ‘well and truly been exposed’ in the ‘past month’? DUDE, EVERYONE knows they are the biggest SCUMBAGS in South East Asia, FOR DECADES!
it has always been that the biggest SCUMBAG of them all is the ‘OLD SCUMBAG’, him and his fuckin christmas gifts.
NO GRUESOME ENDING WOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH/TOO CRUEL.

david
Guest

It really is time for donor countries to wise up. We spend money in PH for what? So there is more Filipino taxpayer money to be stolen. Time this shit was exposed more to the taxpayers of donor countries.

libertas
Guest

The problem is that foreign aid – especially from the US is simply a euphemism for bribery, buying influence amongst leaders, and shaping another country’s policies in favour of the US.
It works particularly well in countries where leaders are weak and/or greedy. Hence strategically the philippines is run from washington and is just left to play around with, and f@ck up, the non consequential dross, which is of no international importance.
Surprisingly japan gives the most aid to the philippines. Shame they can’t find money to compensate for the comfort women they raped and tortured.

david
Guest
Without wanting to a be a smartass, I note that most of the aid from US and Australia is tied to particular projects…much of it in Mindanao so I’m failing to see how that buys much influence. I do agree that aid is often (particularly by US) used for geo-political purposes. That said, from what I can find, China is currently number 2 donor (though what is included in the calculation seems a bit open to debate about it being aid) yet it doesn’t seem to have bought much influence…on the contrary. Do agree wholeheartedly about the comfort women…elements of… Read more »
Jazzsamba
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US aid is not was it used to be with the military bases, et al. Whatever economic aid is being sent is not for bribery because the personnel in USAID don’t trust the people in Congress or Malacanang to see to it that it goes back to the right agencies for proper use and distribution. As with potential foreign investors the White House knows whose pockets these monies go to hence the trepidation of the trust and honesty associated with it.

Sanzo
Guest
I sense… She might get caught one of these days, there’s going to be another senate “inquiry”, she’s gonna get sick..or “sick”, she’s gonna go to St. Luke’s hospital, she’s going to be in a wheelchair with a neck brace that looks like a ninja from the Naruto series..and then more drama will unfold. After that the public is going to forgive her because “she is human after all and everyone makes mistakes” and then..the public will have another case of widespread amnesia in which they will just forget this and move on with their miserable lives. Still hoping with… Read more »
david
Guest

turn it over to eat bulaga…pass the red horse

Sanzo
Guest

I would like some fries with that, sisig and maybe popcorn too. Anyway..next week will be just another episode of “insert-name-here” starring “insert-person-in-the-hotseat-of-controversy-here”..so yeah. Entertainment for the washed, brainwashed and unwashed masses. 🙂

Johnny Saint
Guest

Not to nitpick, but didn’t the Czechs already pinpoint who the extortionists were? I believe Ben Kritz covered that in a previous article. Their list didn’t include Ballsy Aquino.

BenK
Editor

MRTC General Mgr. Al Vitangcol and others, who didn’t include Ballsy Aquino and her husband. The story won’t go away, though, because Eldon Cruz is a known sleaze, and wife Ballsy is known to have an improper influence in decisions on government appointments. And people who have had it up to here with Aquino bullshit sincerely want to believe any story that has them doing something nefarious. I’m sure they are doing something nefarious, but the truth is, it wasn’t this thing.

Thomas Jefferson
Guest

BS Aquino has a PHP 1 Trillion pork barrel which includes the Malamplaya Fund. How come BS fans claim that this huge pork barrel cannot be audited or accounted for by COA? Does the Constitution say that COA has limited powers and cannot investigate the Executive Branch? The Malamplaya Fund should be deposited with the Philippine Treasury. As for Leila De Lima, she prematurely revealed that there was an arrest warrant for Napoles. Many say that she deliberately tipped off Napoles by this hasty revelation.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Ironic that the groups that were noisy during the past administration are now mysteriously silent.
It seems that Aquino is in very very hot water since the number of people getting discontented of his leadership is growing in size.
The people are waking up from the media induced brainwashing, not even abs cbn can save Aquino from his imminent fall.
The clock is ticking…..

Benjo
Guest
and just what kind of a ‘FALL’ would that be? another dumping on the tarmac? I doubt it, the world would not stand for it.if he is ousted, HE TOO will laugh his ass off ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK. YOU SEE, until this ‘INSTITUTIONALIZED form of ‘KLEPTOCRACY’ is obliterated, I mean, completely ERADICATED, NOTHING WILL CHANGE. NOTHING. the INTERNATIONAL community of countries/nations ALL KNOW that the FILIPINO POLITICIAN is a CROOK/THIEF/LYING SCUMBAG and they give the rest of the Filipino people a bad reputation INTERNATIONALLY.but they obviously do not care as if they did, they would not be… Read more »
Johnny Derp
Guest

Duuude, I think you’re smoking something that’s messing with your reasoning. Better lay off the coccaine brah

libertas
Guest

The philippine politicians want to have their pork adobo, steal it from the poor, get the US to pay for it, and silence anyone who criticises, by bribing, shooting, or imprisoning.

ChinoF
Member

One of my earlier assertions – one that I still maintain – is that Filipino politicians are corrupt because many of the people themselves are also corrupt.

new york
Guest

Filipinos are not allowing corruption.

Benjo
Guest

that is true, the average citizen can do nothing about it.
Only a convergence on all of these SCUMBAGS at one time, in one place and in a COMPLETELY SAVAGE ACT could a REAL change be effected.

new york
Guest

“the average citizen can do
nothing about it.”

How about the people who participated in EDSA 1? How about the people who are happy about the recent impeachment? You know, Filipinos are not allowing corruption anymore. In what is happening now, everyone knows where it started.

Benjo
Guest

SEE paragraph two of the comment you quoted above, it has the solution.
EDSA 1 changed not much. the money stolen was never returned because the thieves got away….and came back when the shit storm subsided. Most never even left. that money is still running the country and the people who stole it are right back where they were in 1984. want REAL change? see paragraph 1.

WinterSoldier
Guest

Nah, don’t hide because you are still ‘bida kapamilya’

SAME OLD SH*T, SAME OLD HYPOCRITE. 😀

Benjo
Guest

IF IF IF YOU are directing that comment at me, WOWW-O-WOW-OW-OW-OW!!! I would feel sorry for YOU BUT your smart-ass, over-confident remarks (YOU really THINK I am Bida kampamucka?LOL!) show YOU to be the true IDIOT YOU NO DOUBT are.

WinterSoldier
Guest

@Benjo: I wasn’t taking to you but to the hypocrite known as new york a.k.a. bida KAPALmilya. 😛

Just to clarify…

Benjo
Guest

point made, no insult taken!
BTW, that guy? he can’t be from New York, way too much of a douchbucket.

andres dela costa
Guest

the culling. the only solution. kill all greedy, selfish and evil scumbags. how do we know if they’re greedy? simple. if your P20,000 a month salary is ok for you, then you’re ok. but if you want more than that and you’re single, i will hunt you down. you must be one of those assholes who bought an SUV just to show off. what’s the difference between a P20,000 a month salary and a P200,000 a month salary? you didn’t work hard for that extra P180,000. your title/rank earned you that extra. then you must be that greedy. fuck you.

MidwayHaven
Guest

I’m assuming you didn’t thoroughly read the article.

new york
Guest

I read the article. She is just jealous of De Lima.

WinterSoldier
Guest

Nah, she wasn’t an attention whore just like you are, ‘bida kapalmuckah’. 😀

new york
Guest

Sec Jesse was not also confirmed by CA, yet he gave us great service. Same goes with De Lima.

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

Oh, i see bobo kapamilya has a new alias in new york…

Gogs
Member

That same worshiping , lick the toes of the persona non grata politicians m.o. yes.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Even if he changes his name to “new york”,we’d still know its him based on his posting of his stupid propaganda.

Jeez, this stupid sack of sh*t never learns does he?

Johnny Derp
Guest

The admins might as well delete new york’s comments since they are the same propaganda that BK was posting.

libertas
Guest

leni robredo now that she has been elected – ridiculous in its own right – now says she supports pdaf/pork barrel.
some legacy for jesse robredo.
he will be rolling in his grave.
some people are just too tacky.
at least there will be money for the kids education and their aspirations to be entertainers!. some families are just too tacky.

jack
Guest

Filipinos accept the unacceptable. Examples are, their treatment at NBI and NSO. Cattle that are being led to slaughter, receive better treatment. Filipinos also accept some of the poorest electrical service in the world. They do nothing about any of this. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Benjo
Guest

it is surprising that they collectively allow it. Most countries have a standard of living that assuages the average citizen to not revolt against the government. BUT, in the Filippines the average citizen earns about 20X’s less than the poverty level of any 1st world country. With NOTHING TO LOSE, and politicians ARROGANTLY STEALING FROM THEM AND THEN LAUGHING AT THEM, one would think it should be a done deal and yet the AVERAGE FILIPINO seems to be asleep or on heroin and incapable of waking the fuck up and doing what needs to be done.

chico ramirez
Guest

maraming masasagasaan from the Prz down to senators Kung ako si Napoles ibubuko ko na silang lahat..mula kay Jinggoy hanggang kay Honasan at iba pa..

je
Guest

maybe people of the Philippines should altogether stop paying taxes.

Benjo
Guest

a VERY GOOD IDEA.

Johnny Saint
Guest

Will you go to prison voluntarily for civil disobedience as well?

Benjo
Guest

it would have to be a National Movement to STOP PAYING TAXES. do you think I would go out on a limb, like whats-his-name?…who thought the pinoy was worth dying for(HAHAHAHA!), for any civil action alone? by myself? so I too could become a martyr? LMAO, NO!no fuckin way! BUT…
BUT IN A NATIONAL CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE EFFORT, I’d be willing to go to any lengths, BUT YOU FIRST, of course!

Johnny Saint
Guest

Benjo,

Brilliant!

You possess exactly the kind of Pinoy attitude that created this mess we are in. Only willing to take a chance if millions of others have already taken the chance. And only if there will be a fiesta to start it off. This is why Filipinos have a reputation for being COWARDS. Good job proving to the world that characterisation is true.

Benjo
Guest
@Johnny, I am not even a Filipino, OK? GET IT NOW? I have but a simple message to get across to people here on this site! What I may or may not do in a HYPOTHETICAL situation does not make me anything and certainly not a coward! I have fought in 10X’s the # wars that you will ever run away from John. SO PLEASE, don’t judge me, listen to what I am trying to tell those smart enough to listen. The country needs to do some SERIOUS house-cleaning. It can not be pretty because what needs to be done,… Read more »
Johnny Saint
Guest

What has being a foreigner got to do with the fact that you just displayed the same cowardly attitude that characterises Filipinos?

Yes I do understand.

Far be it from me to prevent you from exercising your right to run away. Certainly can’t expect you to do anything but mouth off and suggest that Filipinos should commit civil disobedience in the name of “serious house-cleaning” while you skulk off. Must be fine to start a riot then run off to start the hand wringing while expecting others to clean up your mess.

andres dela costa
Guest

we’re actually paying taxes just to make sure these financial terrorists (corrupt govt officials) are well-fed and happy. if we don’t pay our taxes, surely they won’t have enough ill-gotten money to pay for the construction of their villas, condos, townhouses and massive mansions. and of course, they also need our taxes for them to be able to buy luxury vehicles or for the construction of their swimming pools and neatly-manicured landscaped gardens. don’t forget the outrageously expensive branded indoor furnishings from europe.

Peace Walker
Guest

A protest is being organized a week from now on August 26 – rallying as many people as they can to convince everyone to stop paying taxes and have public demand for a system-wide investigation of national funding as well as calls for shooting down of the PDAF.

NeoGeo
Guest

Now that should be interesting to watch. Will this be on EDSA?

Ichinose Kotomi
Guest

It’s gonna be in Luneta Park if I remember. Rizal spirit’s shall live on. EDSA Rally should be buried where it should be. This isn’t some fake CIA-Economic Hitmen backed up Revolution but True revolution against obvious corruption and incompetency of the Government.

Benjo
Guest

Get out the popcorn, should be a great watch.

the entertainment value of my peso’s/euro’s/yen/dollars paying dividends…and it is not even Christmas!
“Hey, where is my christmas gift you old POS?”.

Peace Walker
Guest

Correct, though since the announcement’s sweeping like wildfire, those who’re not part of the capital are encouraged to organize on their local landmarks in solidarity with this civil disobedience.

eachhisown
Guest
“Where is Napoles?” The answer is very simple. She is in one of her houses enjoying freedom. First hand experience on this kind of case is just about a couple of months ago. The are these four persons having warrant of arrests since year 2009, accused of estafa. Since that year they were free selling the same scam to their new victims until about two months ago when our group made very close follow up with the police for the arrest of the two of them. Our group needed to spend for the meals of the police officers who facilitated… Read more »
Gogs
Member

Where is Napoles? In the hearts of all the Senators and Congressmen.

andres dela costa
Guest

the ordinary Filipinos can do something about this problem. they can hire “vigilantes” to do the culling. and of course, no one is exempt from the culling. simple as that. so if you own a villa or a condo or a townhouse, you are not exempt from the culling. moreso if you own an SUV, which states your greedy preference for large vehicles that speak of your nouveau riche mindset. your P20,000 a month salary will not buy you a car much more an SUV.

mcalleyboy
Guest
I will never forget the bus hostage crisis… there was no positive steps from the government and bus full of foreign nationals, Chinese at that, nobody seemed to take charge of that and turn it around. I really get tired of seeing extremely wealthy individuals that look like Napoles, she doesn’t appear to be a wealthy person but a commoner, how can someone who looks like her, have so much wealth, dozens of cars, trucks and vans. Sad part is I don’t feel the outrage, so I feel there’s not much hope for any quick changes and then it sounds… Read more »
Gogs
Member

You will never forget? Noynoy forgot about it while it was going on.

Benjo
Guest

Prosecution? NAH,

I like the Virtual Vigilante’s ideas much better.

libertas
Guest
President pnoy aquino is useless, clueless, spineless, and powerless. Beyond reading badly written speeches -badly, cutting ribbons and hiding whenever there is a problem, he has proved to be a complete liar and total hypocrite. Pnoy’s lack of reaction and substantive action to the current corruption scandals will define his legacy. His entry in history will be ” pnoy’s propaganda and brand politics only cemented the inequality, elitism and corruption in the philippines, with no improvements in poverty, democracy, or social progress. A noynoying president with an aversion to work and an allergy to flowers!” Expect lame excuses from malacanan… Read more »
libertas
Guest

Public apathy to complain is the corrupt politicians best friend, combined with a system which ensures everyone can play ‘pass the buck’ and wash hands of responsibility/involvement.

Malacanan already on propaganda overdrive, and getting out the cans of white paint

libertas
Guest

A filipino asked me for some money today.
I kicked him in the balls.
‘Whats that for!’ he cried
‘When in rome do as the romans do’ i answered
‘Thank you’ he replied ‘ better to be abused than to be ignored’