Resign Pnoy! (Para Na Sa Daang Matuwid)

If you didn’t get the point of my last post on President BS Aquino III daring his critics to impeach him, it is this: I think the Pnoy Administration should just save us the drama of another impeachment and just resign before the year ends.

ABNOY PANGHAHAMAK
Mr. President, with all due respect, criticizing your administration’s flawed policies and obvious mistakes isn’t vilification at all. It is our duty as citizens to be ever vigilant against ineptitude as well as tyranny and oppression.

Moreover, President Pnoy should stop it with his patented paawa effect.

He has had three years to show his capability (or lack of it) to lead this country and from a bad start, it has gotten so much worse.

We’re not talking about fudging economic reports anymore or why he is still a bachelor.

We’re talking about Pnoy as well as his minions being caught red handed violating the Constitution when funds were reallocated illegally (possibly committing gross malversation of public funds) to offer incentives (possibly bribing) senator judges to render a guilty verdict on former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

How’s that for a cocktail of corruption?

In there you’ve got:

One. Pnoy and his minions SECRETLY shuffling PUBLIC funds around from different departments without PERMISSION from CONGRESS, essentially treating the GAA as a mere suggestion and treating the National Budget as just one gigantic PORK BARREL.  How is that for transparency?  How’s that for corrupting the entire budget system?

Two.  Pnoy and his minions OFFERED an INCENTIVE (BRIBE) for Senator Judges to render a guilty impeachment verdict on former Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona.  While the impeachment process is a political process, it does not necessarily mean that it should not follow established principles of LAW and JURISPRUDENCE.  The crux of the matter is that in order to be guilty of ILL GOTTEN WEALTH, it must be proven that a CRIME was committed and resulted in the amassing of WEALTH.  The senator judges rendered a guilty verdict without proving that a crime was committed.

Pnoy has gone and done it… He corrupted both houses of congress.

And just before I end this post with a call to action, let me answer one of Pnoy’s stupid questions (which is “Is there bribery after the fact?”)  by posting an excerpt of a commentary re-posted by fellow Get Realist Edwardo Roldan.

A bribe is generally defined as “something, such as money or a favor, offered, given or promised to a person in a position of trust to influence that person’s views or conduct.” In the Revised Penal Code, Direct Bribery is defined as an act of “any public officer who shall agree to perform an act constituting a crime, in connection with the performance of his official duties, in consideration of any offer, PROMISE, GIFT or PRESENT received by such officer xxx”.

A BRIBE DOES NOT HAVE A TIME LIMIT. That the promise of a consideration for doing a particular act (e.g. to convict a Chief Justice) is fulfilled several months after the act is immaterial. What is essential is that: (i) the public official was to perform a particular act; (ii) the offer or promise of a consideration was made; and (iii) the consideration was given. In this particular case, that the “consideration” was given several months later is quite natural because: (1) the ‘consideration’ was off-budget, meaning, an additional amount out of the public coffers; and (2) the paperwork needed to “legitimize” the release of funds. The fact remains that, with the exception of Ping Lacson, ALL SENATORS WHO VOTED TO CONVICT CJ CORONA RECEIVED AN ADDITIONAL Php50 MILLION AFTER THE TRIAL. Why??! You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out.

Now, where does this leave us?

Well, we can try impeaching President Aquino and go through the tedious drama that will surely gets enormous airtime.  But, then again, what happens when it does reach the senate and the senator judges find him NOT GUILTY? What if it doesn’t at all prosper and is shut down from the get go?

You end up with millions of people angry and frustrated over an impeachment complaint? What if this results in another EDSA DOS? How about an EDSA TRES or EDSA KWATRO?

What if it leads to a revolution?

God help us if some gun-powder for brains high ranking officer in the military gets some Messianic notions and attempts an overthrow of the civilian government!

And I am not pulling this out of thin air.  When people were still ogling Jeane Lim Napoles, I was already hearing people in various coffee shops saying that if the whole Pork Barrel Scam unravels and all legal avenues for removing the President is impaired, we could be headed for a military junta.

Then Jojo Robles’ today yesterday gave us a hint of what could be happening:

President Noynoy Aquino didn’t plan on staying nine days in Zamboanga City originally. But it appears that he was forced to do so, because the military and his own security group decided that he was safer there until the threat of an alleged plot to remove him from office was evaluated.

The supposed plot involved two groups of soldiers belonging to a Zamboanga-bound military contingent that broke ranks with their main convoy, which was headed to Sangley Point in Cavite, the transshipment point of reinforcing troops bound for that troubled southern city. The two groups, both led by a Scorpion light tank backed up by several truckloads of soldiers each, missed going to Zamboanga, as a result, and startled civilians traversing main roads who saw them on that day.

A source in the military explained that the two tank-supported groups would later be investigated for failing to join the main contingent because of suspicions that they had been enlisted in a plot to bring down the Aquino government. In their defense, one group said it failed to join the Sangley Point deployment because it had gotten lost on the way to Cavite; the other group explained that it had encountered mechanical problems in their vehicles and decided not to join the main convoy headed for Zamboanga.

To save us from all of this (a failed impeachment and the possibility of a military junta), I think the shortest and quickest route to ending this mess is for President Aquino to just resign.

Here’s a call from Facebook page President Aquino Resign Alliance and if you agree with it, please do like the page:

Mr. President Benigno S. Aquino III,

We are your bosses and to say that we are not pleased with your performance is an understatement at this point.

We know that the only way to remove you from office is to either impeach you, call for your resignation, or oust you.

At this point, we believe that calling for your impeachment would be an exercise in futility — with the process being a numbers game and given the fact that both houses of congress have been rendered compliant to executing Malacanang’s bidding by the use of the so-called Pork Barrel Funds.

Ousting you from office through extra-constitutional means as what your mother Cory Aquino and former President Gloria Arroyo did to former President Joseph Estrada is simply out of the question for us law abiding citizens.

What is left open to us, at this point, is the only constitutional means of ridding an inept and ineffective President and that is to ask for your resignation.

We appeal to your sense of honor to do what is right and resign before the year ends.

 

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Post Author: Paul Farol

Communications consultant.

47 thoughts on “Resign Pnoy! (Para Na Sa Daang Matuwid)

    Chrissie

    (October 3, 2013 - 1:06 pm)

    Already liked that, Paul. Thanks much for the suggestion! Will pray it happens…

      Paul Farol (@paulfarol)

      (October 3, 2013 - 1:15 pm)

      thanks a bunch chrissie

    vibeit

    (October 3, 2013 - 1:11 pm)

    If he resigns we still need to put him up for trial, right? I mean he’s not just going scot free, right?

      Paul Farol (@paulfarol)

      (October 3, 2013 - 1:15 pm)

      I’d think he should be prosecuted.

        Gerry

        (October 5, 2013 - 8:12 am)

        @ Paul Farol….imagine why someone would spend P50Million to get a job that pays P70K/month, OK?
        Then you will have your answer as to whether or not someone is corrupt, or not. It is unfortunate that in a country like the Philippines there is no opportunity to get a decent paying job and work honestly to raise ones standing in society, it really is sad. However, that is not an excuse to do as the politico’s in the country plunder the national treasury. It is merely THE ONE AND ONLY reason why they do it. Bar none, it is the only reason why people run for political office in the Fail-ippines. It is a sleazy game and smears the name of the rest of the citizens in the country. It is not an International secret that Filipino politicans are crooks, flat out crooks. That is not to say that almost every other country on the face of the earth has the same problem with their politicians, because they do. The Fail-ippines is just much more blatant/arrogant about it. and that is what makes them appear soooooo sleazy.

      Bone

      (October 3, 2013 - 6:05 pm)

      put him in the same cel with CGMA

        joeld

        (October 3, 2013 - 6:25 pm)

        GMA proven guilty by the court of law?

    ben

    (October 3, 2013 - 2:18 pm)

    he won’t resign. the people will not allow it.

      Chrissie

      (October 3, 2013 - 2:22 pm)

      God help this country!

      Blackagar Boltagon

      (October 3, 2013 - 4:57 pm)

      (And you’re admitting that most Filipinos are indeed stupid.)

      Gerry

      (October 5, 2013 - 8:15 am)

      ‘the people won’t allow it’???? Lets be REAL about it, yes? The ‘people’ have no say in the matter. Delude yourself all you want, but the ‘people’ have no say in that matter, NONE.

    ben

    (October 3, 2013 - 2:25 pm)

    come on. if aquino would resign, binay will replace him. it will be gma part 2.

    bernadette

    (October 3, 2013 - 2:30 pm)

    Kung mag resign sya eh sino ba nag pplit ?

      tehot

      (October 3, 2013 - 2:50 pm)

      are you saying that there is none better than noynoy?
      at this point, id rather see binay at the helm than noynoy, who is proven to be more corrupt than his predecessor.

        domo

        (October 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm)

        binay is an epic fail. Let the politician with concrete vision seat in malakanyang. Dick Gordon or Gibo Teodoro anyone?

          Chrissie

          (October 3, 2013 - 5:13 pm)

          Yes, I’m all for either of the two…. I think they’re our best bets for turning our politics around….

          Sophie

          (November 24, 2013 - 4:55 am)

          I’d say, Gordon is the best man to take the helm of this country together with an equally capable, honest, capable, proactive and God-fearing man in Bayani Fernando. These two could very well bring true order, peace and effective progress to Philippines and its people.

          The time is now for inept Pnoy team to resign.

    ben

    (October 3, 2013 - 3:15 pm)

    binay is corrupt and will be more corrupt when he sits as president. here is what he done:

    1.Unexplained wealth 400
    hectares Binay FARM-Rosario
    Batangas
    2. Unexplained wealth 40
    hectares Binay FARM-Bauan
    Batangas 3. Unexplained wealth 10
    hectares Mango Orchard
    4.Two condominium units
    Rockwell worth 30 million
    not on his SALN
    5.Three story Mansion with Elevator in Banuyo Street,San
    Antonio Village and not on his
    SALN
    6.House and lot Orbit st.Bel –
    Air Village and not on his
    SALN 7.House and Lot in Palm
    Village,Guadalope Viejo and
    not on his SALN
    8.Rest House in Tali
    Beach,Batangas
    9.Rest House in Puerto Azul,Cavite
    10.Rest House in
    Tagaytay,Highlands
    11.Rest House in Alfonso
    Cavite
    12.Rest House in Zambales 13.Rest House in Pangasinan
    14.More houses in Paranaque,
    Pasig, Mandaluyong and
    Muntinglupa
    15. 600 Ghost Employee
    authorized by corrupt wife,Dra Elenita Binay and
    Amigas worth 3 million a
    month
    16. Binay wife linked to
    Php72.06-M graft A FORMER whistleblower in
    high-profile graft corruption
    controversies turned-head of
    government’s financial
    watchdog yesterday linked
    the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, an incumbent
    and several former Makati
    City officials to alleged
    deception in the public bidding
    for a Php72.06 million supply
    contract awarded by the city government in 2001. 17. Sandiganbayan graft case Elenita Binay’s (and private
    businessmen Li Yee Shing,
    Jason Li and Vivian M. Edurise,
    and Ernesto Aspillaga’s)
    arraignment for graft charges
    was set by the Sandiganbayan’s 4th Division
    on January 18, 2008. Binay
    was charged of alleged
    anomalous purchase of office
    fixtures and furniture for the
    new Makati City Hall from private contractor Office
    Gallery International from
    December 1999 to February
    2000, regarding the
    acquisitions worth P 13.25
    million overpriced by P3.6 million. 18.Bogus charity Project-40
    Million (sister cityhood )
    19. Bogus charity Project-27
    Million calamity fund to other
    Provinces
    20. Bogus charity Project-22 Million Lakbay Aral Package
    21. . Bogus charity Project-20
    Million Ambulance to other
    Cities
    22. 230 Million Infomercial in
    TV 2009-Present. He used the Makati Foundation Day Funds
    23. 15 Million -Komiks for Vice
    President Campaign
    24.More illegal canteen
    Businesses in Makati(UM,CITY
    HALL) 25. Security Services Company
    contract to the city Hall own
    by the Son in Law(Triforce
    security Agency)
    26. Maintenance Services
    another son in Law (Red Hammer construction and
    Services)
    27. Binay mistress’ photos
    surface the internet

      Blackagar Boltagon

      (October 3, 2013 - 4:58 pm)

      (If that is the case, then who would you want to replace Noynoy?_

      (Fact: Noynoy is INCOMPETENT.)

        Jun Navarro

        (November 24, 2013 - 10:05 am)

        Panfilo Lacson is the only one with the moral ascendancy to become president after NoyNoy. The fact that he never used, much less touched his Pork Barrel is a living testament.

      Jose Espiritu

      (October 3, 2013 - 5:12 pm)

      @ben, and your point? also, may you please include your sources? not that i’m saying binay is clean, and it should be in a separate discussion. pero hindi ito ang tamang forum to say that. 🙂

    g

    (October 3, 2013 - 4:04 pm)

    hi. i am not a PNoy fan and all, and I hate most of his policies too, but to call for his resignation, and have Binay replace him instead. I am kinda thinking of the consequences.

    Please enlighten me if there’s another way to resolve this problem without resorting to lesser evil or more evil?

      Paul Farol (@paulfarol)

      (October 4, 2013 - 10:31 am)

      I am not Binay Fan and yes I am aware of all the allegations of corruption that surround the guy.

      But still, he’ll be President for three years and whether or not he wins the 2016 elections is something we will see — though I admit, he may have a better chance.

      Nevertheless, everything is still fluid and things will change as people move.

      Jun Navarro

      (November 24, 2013 - 10:08 am)

      Let the years roll till NoyNoy steps down , and lets put Panfilo Lacson in there in an honest to goodness election to clean up the government. He is the only one with the right balls. All the rest have balls good only for Christmas trees.

    NeoGeo

    (October 3, 2013 - 4:57 pm)

    Why is Dick Gordon so unelectable? Did he punch a grandmother or something?

      joeld

      (October 3, 2013 - 5:11 pm)

      Because typical pinoy voter would rather give more importance to what the father and mother allegedly left the Philippines with(legacy or other,…that kind of shit) than real and concrete track record and performance. Pinoys are so dumb!!

      Paul Farol (@paulfarol)

      (October 4, 2013 - 10:32 am)

      I think he almost did and it was not a grandmother but an old man in Baseco. Pero, kwento lang iyon. I wasn’t even there.

    Jose Espiritu

    (October 3, 2013 - 5:16 pm)

    @paul

    I might’ve missed that article of jojo, but I saw those stalled tanks in photos. questionable ang stall sa highway, and it said they were transporting ammo from tarlac to cavite. question there was, bakit ang bala ng Mindanao nanggagaling sa tarlac.

    pero one thing new from jojo today, BS = Boy sisi. although I still like to use BS as what we usually link BS to. 🙂

    http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/10/03/boy-sisi-aquino/

    Ryex

    (October 3, 2013 - 5:18 pm)

    beg to differ.

    my 12 yr old asks these questions about the president

    01. who decides what’s legal and illegal
    in disbursing funds?
    02. why does the president need congress permission?
    03. yes, i’m the boss but he’s the leader, is he?
    04. the president should know better, right?
    05. hey dad, i just washed the dishes, where’s my incentive?

    😉

      Jose Maria Espiritu

      (October 4, 2013 - 6:28 pm)

      ayos, pati bata ngayon sa pinas e humihingi ng “incentive”? hehehe

    Kemeo

    (October 3, 2013 - 9:00 pm)

    I was under the impression Corona got impeached due to the mis-declaration of his SALN and not from amassing ill gotten wealth.

      Bjorn

      (October 4, 2013 - 9:57 am)

      The POS skated away laughing his ass off. He never had to explain where he got $4,000,000.00 and said he got it by investing in dollars in 1969, no receipts to prove it and even funnier, no way to eplain where he came up with P4,000,000.00 to convert to US Dollars to begin with, HA!
      The guy never held a job that paid him more than P80,000/month. I have made more money than that guy has and to think that I could have saved $4,000,000.00 on the amount of money I have made is completely LAUGHABLE. and yet there are some Filipino’s that believe that complete line of shit.
      “My poor mother suffered at the hands of Mr. Jose Bossa..”, may very well be true, BUT who gives a shit?(Sorry ’bout your luck bitch!) and it doesn’t excuse the firing of the PAL employees after $100,000.00 ‘mysteriously’ landed in the fuckin clowns US Dollar accounts. He got off easy and yet some idiotic people claim he was railroaded! WTF?
      LOOK, the Filipino people have a government that is robbing them blind and getting rid of one of the crooks is but a drop in the bucket. THEY ALL NEED TO GO! BUT they won’t leave on their own accord, SO? GET UP/STAND UP….and Rock them all!

      as they say in the UFC…”I-I-I-TTTTTTS TIME!”.

    Kemeo

    (October 3, 2013 - 9:12 pm)

    I was under the impression that Corona was impeached due to the mis-declaration of his SALN and not due to ill-gotten wealth.

      Kemeo

      (October 3, 2013 - 9:13 pm)

      woops sorry sa double post.

    Bjorn

    (October 4, 2013 - 9:47 am)

    BWAH HA HA HA HA HA!!! Good luck with that. After P-Noy is gone the Filipino people will have yet another lying thieving weasel in office. There is not a single one of them that is not getting rich off of the backs of the people, and it has been going on for decades! Look at the guy who was ousted in the ‘famous’ 1986 ‘people power’ revolution, HA! His money never left the country and still suns a good part of the economy. His family is seated in influential seats in the present government TODAY, and have been for years!

    The Military Junta might be your best bet! OR how ’bout 1 million people surrounding the halls of power and demanding resignations from ALL OF THEM, NOW! anything less than a complete cleansing of the present form of government will get you the same stooopid shit, AGAIN!

    AND , GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

      vibeit

      (October 6, 2013 - 11:45 am)

      The only solution is to get rid of DAP and PDAF and channel funds to LGUs the way it should and keep it that way. FOI should be passed too. So that regardless of who sits as the President, Senador or Congressman, it will be nearly impossible for them to steal. Of course we the citizens should keep a close watch.

    Bjorn

    (October 4, 2013 - 10:03 am)

    @ Farol, the fact the President is ‘still a bachelor’ just means that he is smart enough to not get stuck with one, when he can have 20 over the course of his life-time. It is not a matter of National concern either, and is really no ones business but his own. Is the country soooo backwards as to need to have a ‘properly’ married Man as its leader? if so it is just more proof positive that the country is doomed.

      Paul Farol (@paulfarol)

      (October 4, 2013 - 10:34 am)

      I did say that we weren’t talking about his being a bachelor. Why bring it up?

        Bjorn

        (October 5, 2013 - 3:43 am)

        @Mr. Farol, My Bad and I apologize. You see, I can admit when I am wrong, unlike some here who act as if they’re life depends on being right all the time(and they post anonymously too). I screwed up, apologized and time to move on!
        Ya know, sometimes I like to keep people on their toes. and OOPS, there it goes!

    concernlangnaman

    (October 4, 2013 - 1:25 pm)

    Jojo Robles’s article could be true. i saw those two military trucks along EDSA (southbound). the other one indeed looked like it had a mechanical problem right before passing through Ayala underpass.

      Bjorn

      (October 5, 2013 - 3:44 am)

      a Philippine Army vehicle with mechanical problems? Sounds about right.

    Hyden Toro

    (October 5, 2013 - 3:52 am)

    Matuwid na daan; para sa dictatorya ni Aquino, at ang Oligarchy. With the three branches of government under Aquino’s control. It is “virtual dictatorship” already. This is the reason, Aquino used government funds to his liking. There is no check and balances in the government, already. He is worse than Marcos…

    kabayongtao

    (October 5, 2013 - 9:12 pm)

    and Binay to be a substitute? Nope.

      MidwayHaven

      (October 5, 2013 - 10:06 pm)

      This only proves that Pinoys are repeating a cycle that they intentionally don’t want to get out of. When the same pipples were screaming “Gloria Resign” on the streets years ago, they were dumbstruck when they found out that Noli de Castro was gonna be there if the chair would have been vacated.

      At this point I’m for the abolition of not just the government but the entire COUNTRY. Balkanize the Philippines, and maybe the people which make up these islands would get somewhere.

      Gogs

      (October 6, 2013 - 1:42 am)

      The country voted them both in. Who is to blame?? Allow me to quote ironically.” If for any reason, if the new Miss Universe can’t fulfill her duties during her reign, the first runner up will take over her place. “

    Chrissie

    (October 6, 2013 - 12:13 am)

    Paul, have you read this piece by Harvey Keh: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/no-friend-pnoy-far-gma-064132428.html (“No, My Friend, Pnoy is Far from GMA”)? It’s infuriating! This Atenean Aquino apologist is closing his eyes to the real issues. I hope you can do a piece on your reactions/comments to the article.

      Blackagar Boltagon

      (October 6, 2013 - 12:34 am)

      (Nah, Harvey Keh is a certified fraud. Laughing my ass off during the Corona impeachment. He was owned by none other tha MDS.)

      (I was wondering: why is he silent about Hacienda Luisita?)

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