President Noynoy Aquino cannot take credit for the abolition of pork barrel funds

Now that the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel funds has been declared illegal or unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, we are seeing a lot of politicians who are doing an about-face. Some members of Congress are now saying that they are happy with the decision because they have been for its abolition all along.

One member of Congress who has been inconsistent about his stand on the pork barrel is no less than Senate President Franklin Drilon. Some will not forget the time when he said that Congress is useless without the pork:

“What will happen if we will not take a direct hand (in the identification of projects)? Let’s just abolish Congress then.”

Drilon even admitted at some point that abolishing the pork barrel was harder than he thought because some senators were not in a hurry to give him their decision on the controversial funds:

Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Friday he has yet to muster a consensus in the Senate on the deletion of their pork barrel funds from the 2014 budget.

But while newspaper reports have put the number of proabolition senators at 17, Drilon admitted only three so far have written him of their desire to waive their PDAF. He did not name them.

To pork or not to pork: Senate President Franklin Drilon
To pork or not to pork: Senate President Franklin Drilon
Fast forward to today, and we now find Drilon lauding the Supreme Court’s decision saying it “reinforces the government’s efforts to reform the country’s political system and affirms the Senate’s position that PDAF must be abolished”.

All of a sudden Drilon is all for the banishing of patronage politics when the conflict-of-interest in his support for President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino is quite obvious to some and even undermines the separation of legislative and executive powers in government. Let’s not even get started with those reports that he is a close associate of alleged scammer Janet Lim Napoles.

Drilon’s ever-changing stand on the congressional pork barrel says a lot about his lack of conviction. It seems he can’t make up his mind on whether to please the people or to please his colleagues and allies in government on important issues.

It would not be a surprise when President BS Aquino and his Malacanang mouth pieces start spinning the Supreme Court’s decision their way. We can expect this landmark decision to be included in their list of “successes” in their so-called “crusade” against corruption. Never mind that some of the President’s allies attempted to justify giving and receiving pork barrel funds by insisting that pork helps continue the nationwide scholarship and medical assistance programs initiated by some members of Congress in the past. Congressmen Ben Evardone and Niel Tupas even filed a petition with the Supreme Court to lift the temporary restraining order on the pork so they can access the frozen funds allocated for the remainder of 2013. They probably feel like losers now.

The real heroes in the fight for the abolition of the pork barrel funds include Filipinos who protested both on social media and out on the streets. More importantly, the case against the pork barrel funds would not have been deliberated upon by the members of the Supreme Court if not for petitions challenging the legality of the pork barrel system filed by Grego Belgica, Samson Alcantara of the Social Justice Society and Pedrito Nepomuceno. If not for them, the noise on the streets would have taken longer to subside.

President BS Aquino simply cannot claim credit for this achievement because he never really removed the allocation of the pork barrel funds in his 2014 budget proposal even when he announced that it was “time to abolish pork”. It was as if he left the decision to remove the allocation of pork in the hands of Congress whose members personally benefit from it. This made some members of the public very angry at him and called out his act of deception. His 2014 budget would have given legislators lump sum amounts of Php70 million per congressman and Php200 million per Senator. The amount of taxpayer’s money that could have ended up in the pockets of these “esteemed” ladies and gentlemen would have been staggering, indeed.

The Supreme Court will be deliberating on another controversial fund scam called the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) cooked up by President BS Aquino and his men. This early, constitutional experts have already declared its unconstitutionality. It would be a real blow to the President’s image once the High Court declares it illegal considering he took pains in justifying its legality.

Shattered dreams: President BS Aquino
Shattered dreams: President BS Aquino
Two weeks before super typhoon Yolanda wrought havoc in Central Philippines, BS Aquino even made a televised speech interrupting prime time shows in the early evening just to explain the DAP. Like what I wrote before, all of a sudden, he claims that DAP is now responsible for a lot of “good” things. It is quite suspect considering even lawmakers had not heard of it before Senator Jinggoy Estrada insinuated that the President bribed the senators in his privilege speech.

According to BS Aquino, the list of DAP beneficiaries include scholars, the Air Force, the police, and employees of the Department of Education. In addition, DAP funded “many other programs and projects that have a real, tangible benefit to Filipinos”. For his sake, he should keep a detailed account of those “many other programs and projects” just in case the Supreme Court finds it necessary to look into them.

BS Aquino can only blame his lack of foresight for the legal mess he is in right now. The members of the Supreme Court probably have a stronger motivation for abolishing the pork barrel funds. The revelation that BS Aquino used DAP to reward those who convicted a former member of Supreme Court would have been enough to help the justices decide that any tool that can be used to remove any one of them again in the future should be removed as soon as possible.

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libertas
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hypocritical multi-faced bastard$
they are not even subtle or clever in their treachery and self-interest.

joeld
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As expected, the palace spin doctors will be at it again, claiming this as their accomplishment. It is up to the citizens like us to make the majority of the filipinos that such is not the case. Pnoy and his cohorts are all two-faced, lying, cheating bastards.

Atanacio
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Drillon cannot be trusted. In the ’80s, his late wife, Voileta Drillon ran for President of IBP and Drillon who was then Secretary of Labor used his influence to use government resources to support that candidacy. Planes and helicopters as well as personnel of government were used by him to support his wife. His wife won but later removed from office when the election was later declared by the Supreme Court as null and void because of election anomaly.

barbero
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Drilon is one of the dirtiest politicians. Ive heard a some tales about this pig sh!t, on how a case can be bought for certain amount when he was the DOJ. But he sure does know how to hide, this pig seems to have able erase his history – no trace at all.

Rey J. Oleo
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the illegal DAP and the recently declared Unconstitutional PDAF by the SC are prone for corruption without the Transparent Mechanism to counter the hidden agenda and evil desire of the CORRUPT politicians and government officials. the PDAF as declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court is a SUCCESS of the PEOPLE but no credit to the Senators and Congressmen and even PNOY. hoping that the DAP will also be declared by SC as illegal and Unconstitutional. We the PEOPLE also want that Congress will pas the FOI Bill or Transparency Bill to becom LAW to totally eradicate corruption in government from… Read more »
Gerry
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AMAZING, the SC rules on a petition before it in a matter of weeks and yet 4 FUCKIN YEARS after the Maguindanao Massacre there has not been a single trial of the accussed misanthropic POS that are probably not even sitting where they are supposed to be sitting. if I were to call, BULL-SHIT on the statement about the alleged ‘conflict-of-interest’ cited by the author, what would it really mean? Nothing? YEP. In a country that can not even bring politicians that flat out MASSACRE citizens and get away with it, the fact that a blogger calls the cozying up… Read more »
barbero
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Don’t worry. PDAP will resurface with a new fancy name and in a very stealthy manner. And soon in the future we will another version of Napoles, another telenovela to entertain the pinoys.

P Makabayan
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Let’s not forget that Pnoy used the Pdaf and Dap to BRIBE the legislators to destroy its co-equal body, the judiciary! How evil can that be?

libertas
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Karma will bite pnoy in the ar$e. A sad lonely old man with no accomplishments, no respect, and no friends – except josh! Too lazy to even take advantage of an unexpected, and obviously unwanted, opportunity as president to atone for a wasted and meaningless life. Not even worth a bullet. Already a dead man walking/lame duck. No bribery = no power. No wonder he is panicking and left his ‘people’ in tacloban so hurriedly after the SC ruling – another broken promise to add to the rest. Pnoy aquino must be the spitome of how not to lead –… Read more »
barbero
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Don’t be too sure.. PDAP re-incarnation might be on its way now. Naming it with fancy name will do trick to deceive the ever so easy to -oto-oto pinoys. It might even comeback with a bigbang, the govt can afford to finance infomercials w. tax payers money (endorse by no other than Kris Aquino).

Bjorn
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HA, what nonsense. What you see is a well planned out ACT. The guy is not nervous, rather he is impervious, even if he is run out of office, to anything and everything that could possibly come his way. Just ask The Marcos family, or the Estrada family, or the Arroyo family. NONE of them have gone to jail or lost any of the fortunes. Even the former CJ of the SC. He doesn’t give a shit he lost his job, he kept his money and will one day resurface to take a public office which is as of yet… Read more »
Bjorn
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Karma, ha what a laugh! Maybe he will have a severe injury or disease and everyone can say “Look, he got what was coming to him,”. but he won’t go to jail and he won’t be giving any money back and as Barberos says the PDAF will shortly be revealed in a different form. Same shit, different style.

Ken Morrison
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Well, seems to me things are sort of unraveling for some politico’s and their true colors show through, only thing is, will folks wake up out of their trance and see it? I am doubtful!

Bjorn
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Not a chance Ken. NOTHING will come out of this so called ‘scandal’. it is just another in a never ending line of bullshit stories created for entertainment of the masses and carefully manipulated so no one goes to jail and no money is ever returned….NEVER, EVER!

Thomas Jefferson
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This is for the dictator BS Aquino… You cannot fool all of the people all of the time… and that includes the Supreme Court. I wish you bozos in the executive and legislative branch commit violations in contempt of the Supreme Court. How does it feel to be a worn heel dictator? Your time is coming soon.

Bjorn
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HA! aren’t you the guy who was fooled into believing that you are the guys Uncle? if you’ll believe that you will believe anything.
Butt hurt much lately? LMAO at YOU!

Amir Al Bahr
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Since when did the Legislature and most especially the Executive ever listen to a Supreme Court decision that either of them does not agree with or like? Ok, PDAF is unconstitutional, it won’t necessarily stop either of them from boldly and baldly defying court orders. Hell, it’s an acceptable practice here in BS Aquino’s term…

barbero
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AND.. since nobody can stop PeNoy and his minions and they are not accountable or liable to anyone and the Filipinos will not bother do anything or rather the Filipinos are sooo blinded by the color yellow shining so brightly and will believe anything ABS/GMA will say – I’ll bet my pwet SC decision is just another joke.

Bjorn
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You got that right, another Bull-shit pie served hot and steaming to the Filipino’s and swallowed up! mm-mm-mmm, HAY, DATS Good eating! HA!!!

kathniel
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i am sorry to disappoint the author but pdaf being considered unconstitutional is pnoy’s greatest legacy.

barbero
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and the failed relief operation of Yolanda too..

domo
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And also all of the absolute incompetence he did for 3 years.

Still not smart eh vincensus ignoramus?

Johnny Derp
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Don’t forget the botched hostage taking, the thousands of people dead from tacloban due to the slowness of his government action, his cancelling of the flood control projects which could have prevented the floods in manila and other places in the country in the past three years.

Sorry to disappoint you but nobody will ever believe your propaganda,trollfag.

Johnny Derp
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I also forgot to mention that his greatest legacy is being utterly humiliated by foreign media because of his total incompetentence in handling the typhoon relief operation. Hahahahaha

Johnny Derp
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Before anyone else corrects me, its supposed to be spelled as incompetence not incompetentence.

Gogs
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If Noynoy was remotely competent, he wouldn’t have to hire your sorry A$$, Kathniel. What’s the matter? Jollibee call center not hiring?

Johnny Derp
Guest

Nice one Gogs, that’s the most effective insult that one can say to a troll like kathniel.

Sea Bee
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People that labor away at Jollibee are hardworking, tax- paying filipino citizens. You think you are better than them? If you do not like a message, refute the CONTENT of the message through the use of logical observation and evidence. Do not attack the messenger. Stop the childish name calling. It is demeaning and counterproductive. Given the lack of clear thinking evidenced by Cog’s articles; I am not surprised that he would take a “cheap shot” like that.

Felipe
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AbNoy’s “greatest legacy” is spending taxpayers’ money for propaganda—it’s more of an embarrassment than anything else.

WinterSoldier
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And I am sorry ro disappoint you that your comments are all PROPAGANDA.

You’re just SPAMMING the blog. Nice TROLLING btw.

Hyden Toro
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Porky Drillon and the liar Tupas, and others who wanted their Pork Barrels retained. Just wanted the funds, that they can use on their discretions. Especially, during elections.
Mr. Aquino used the Pork Barrel, to entice legislators, to walk his line.
It is Aquino’s Pork Barrel dictatorship. If you are against him. He will take away your Pork Barrel.
It is the Filipino people, who are the winner of this fight. Accountability of public officials, who handle funds , must be implemented, also.

Sea Bee
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Wait a minute, legislators need pork to pay themselves back for all the votes they have bought.

Ed
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It was Greco Belgica who first filed the petition. Too bad filipinos want popularity instead of credibility. That’s why he lost in the elections

PROUD AMERICAN II
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@Kathniel are you human? Or are you just a dick sucking, government paid whore? How the fuck can you continue to defend these pieces of shit? Are you really thst blind? Maybe after giving these motherfuckers BJs they sprayed sperm in you eyes, that must be why you cant see clearly. You keep defending these rich crooked assholes and I will continue, from an unbias TRUE AMERICAN viewpoint will attack you, your web of lies and these crooked assholes who have continued to destroy the filipino government and continue it to fill their pockets and lie and take advantage of… Read more »
Ms. Muffin
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@kathniel

Legacy?? LMAO

He promised to stay in Tacloban until things get better. But when Supreme Court announced that they’ll get rid of the pork. He booked the first available flight back to Manila.

He is damn scared for his bank account. How much does he earn as president? Php 65k? 75k per month? Without pork, he gets nothing out of this country. He’s after for the glory and the money. Only smart people can see that.

Hyden Toro
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@Proud American:

Hey Dude!!! Your language is gutter level. A Hill Billy American have better words/language for being outraged. Why not take a soap, a basin of water and wash your dirty mouth.

PROUD AMERICAN II
Guest

Fuck you, Unlike the Philippines, I am in American so no one can shut me up. Whats wrong? I offended you? Too fucking bad! You should ge offended by what your government has done to your country. So go fuck yourself asshole. Cant believe my choice of words is more important than those people who are suffering! My words show compassion and anger, because I hate to see people suffer. Now do me a favor and stick the slippers that Korina gave you and shove them up your ass, LOSER!

Sea Bee
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@ TRUE AMERICAN II

You are deluded to think you have an unbiased “true” viewpoint. NO ONE DOES. There is no such thing as the “truth.” There are only differing perspectives and different points of view. But then again, if you can’t express yourself without resorting to such vulgarity; I can’t expect you to do much in the way of critical thinking.

Bjorn
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@Prowd, do you kiss ur Momma with that mouth?

PROUD AMERICAN II
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@Sea Bee
hey dumbass Its not TRUE AMERICAN, its PROUD AMERICAN. As for you accusing me of being bias… Really? What do I have to gain, by telling the truth? Im 6000 miles away asshole! Im not even filipino, but I am human, and I am sick and tired of fat cats taking advantage and robbing the poor! Excuse me for defending your countrymen, dickhead! I bet you are some cocksucking filipino stooge of the Aquino regime. You should be ashamed of yourself, see younin hell, you piece of shit!

Sea Bee
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Sorry I did not get your name right. I guess there is no poverty or injustice in your country. Your stock market is riding high on corporate tax cuts while Republicans try to cut food stamps. Why don’t you take your passionate concern for the least fortunate and volunteer for habitat for humanity or your local food pantry.

Bjorn
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@ S.B. yes, instead of proving what a limited vocabulary he has. Not that I disagree with the Proud one, but he got a mouth on him that makes even the scariest of whores blush.

christy
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Good grief. You’re pathetic beyond belief. You just said earlier that you referred to yourself as a TRUE AMERICAN. And then, perhaps out of your blind, juvenile outburst, you suddenly brashly corrected yourself as a PROUD AMERICAN. I don’t mind swearing here and there , but at least try to sound more reasonable than just letting out your hot air. I don’t hate Obama, but he’s become a tool for your oligarchs, as well. Unfortunately he’s surrounded by corrupt Tea Party people who are not only bigots towards muslims but also towards ordinary Americans out there who are also struggling… Read more »
Sea Bee
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@christy

At last, someone who sees the big picture. The deepening divide between rich and poor and the consolidation of wealth into fewer and fewer hands is not just a filipino issue; but a global phenomenon. In the USA, 52% of the GDP is controlled by the top 1%. We have more billionaires than ever before; but 1/3 of the planet lives in squalor

Ms. Muffin
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Quit being so BUTTHURT Filipinos. Yes, there is no such thing as the “truth” and “critical thinking” especially in the Philippines. If there was, Philippines would be way ahead of Japan and Singapore. Why don’t we soap and wash the dirty mouths and hands of Filipino politician before the others. Obviously, Filipinos are dumb when it comes to politics. Filipinos get offended easily, because the truth hurts; Filipinos cant take the truth, they can’t criticisms no matter how constructive it is. The whole world knows that, what is left for the Filipinos is IMAGE. They just want to maintain an… Read more »
PROUD AMERICAN II
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@Ms Muffin well said! One of the few people who actually admits that the country is a hellhole . Congrats! Now to those crybabies who hate me for posting and being truthful, go fuck yourself. If you cant see what the whole world sees, then you deserve what you get, you ignorant stupid fools. I dare you to say to the U.S.A. to go away, your country would be devoured by the Chinese. But you who defend those crooks, cant see that because you would rather sell your mothers for a few pesos than stand up for your rights! Complain… Read more »
Ms. Muffin
Guest

As I’ve said, Filipinos have brilliant ideas on how this and that should have been or should be. But guess what? Nobody did a “critical thinking” during election. Cory Aquino died – BS Aquino won the election. As simple as that. Only a few people looked back and checked on BS’ achievements. Filipinos have always been immature in terms of politics. They keep blaming the politicians, but who had put those pieces of shit in power – Filipinos.

Now they want BS’ sister to run. What a huge circus!

Bjorn
Guest

HA, that all ya got? Fuck you? pathetic, yep! P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C. What is the dealio with the mouth? No one cares that you have an opinion: good or bad, but every other word out of you is a curse dude. You cant be that proud, nope, not with a mouth like that….and I do not really care too much. HA, seen others here get scolded for much less, and you? Nada.

PROUD AMERICAN III
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@Bjorn

I only tell it as I see it. If my comment offends you, then you have a big problem. Save your anger for that bitch or the filipino government, instead of directing it towards me. Focus on those who are starving because of an ill prepared government and idiotic President and his band of stupid moronic supporters. And if you dont like my commrnts, dont read them. Its that simple. Oh… FUCK YOU ASSHOLE

christy
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You’re another butthurt fellow yourself. I find you no funnier than the yellowtard called Vicente (long ago) who’s full of hot air, but isn’t capable of really discerning the position of the bloggers here. I am not offended, and again I’m entertained. A lot of the people here are not against what you’re saying about us – so why are you suddenly turning against some folks here who actually share your sentiments towards the filipinos there? The country is shit, but the buck doesn’t stop there. They are here to educate and open more minds of others out there who… Read more »
Ms. Muffin
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I didnt come her to offer a solution. I amnherento comment since this is an open site. If your solution doesnt count in your country? How would mine be counted? Im realistic. If you cannot chew the solutions of you own countrymen, it would be harder to chew that of others.

Dont hope that i can think of a solution because because I dont. Lol you are hoping that americans will think of a solution that you can chew!

Hyden Toro
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I am only telling the truth of what is happening to U.S. It so happen that Obama is the President. With malice towards none; I apologize, if it pricks the sensitive skin of Americans. I work in America. So, I am familiar with the problems of America; its history; its conflicts and also its failure of their leaders. The Bengazzi attack in the U.S. Embassy in Libya, is an example of Failure of Leadership in their nation. Along with the Obama Care. I teach technical subjects, in a University in California. I thank the U.S. for their charities on my… Read more »
Ms. Muffin
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Tell this to your president. You are brave enough to to say this in a comment with hidden name. Why dont you write an open letter to your government for a solution that you can chew on? Maybe you can help instead of hoping that I think of one.

Hyden Toro
Guest

Ms. Muffin

I have to allocate my time in earning a living; loving my family; and blogging.
I help by blogging. I am far away from the Philippines. Our next generation of Filipinos, are getting smarter now…thanks to the internet.
I prefer to stay hidden. I have relatives in Ilocos, Nueva Ecija and Cebu. Baka paginitan sila!!!

Sea Bee
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@ Ms. Muffin

Is that your idea of “constructive criticism?”

Ms. Muffin
Guest

See Bee» I wrote no matter how constructive it is. I didnt write it is. Read between the lines.

Hyden Toro
Guest

@ Proud American
Hey…Boy…are you proud of Obama? He is screwing your dumb head with your Health Care program…We do not need any Yankee sympathy. Why not have respect on yourself, idiot. You Asshole…with gutter language and dirty mouth.

Ms. Muffin
Guest
@Hyden Toro, You may want to drop OBAMA off in your comment because if it weren’t for him sending his troops, your countrymen in Tacloban would have died hungry. Insulting Obama is like like biting the hand that feeds the hungry in Tacloban. Remember, he sent his troop during first call – when did the other country arrived to help? After a few days. Did Aquino move, no. He waited for the Americans. You can say anything you want to Proud American, but don’t bite the hand that feeds your hungry countrymen, because that only shows the real image of… Read more »
Sea Bee
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Filipinos are grateful for the help provided by the USA. Most filipinos love the US. The Philippines is the most Americanized country in Asia. Thousands of Filipinos live in the US. Thousands of American ex-pats live in the Philippines. We are brothers and sisters in the world community. Your arrogant chauvinism does little to promote understanding. You are a classic example of the “Ugly American.”

Ms. Muffin
Guest

See Bee» oh well, I dont mind being called ugly american, it’s your opinion. Im not butthurt.

You should write this message to Hyden Toro who’s ranting about OBAMA if you want to promote understanding.

PROUD AMERICAN II
Guest
@Hyden Toro, you are one of the many reasons why your country will always be dependent on others. Stupid idiotic thinking has continued to keep the Philipphines as a 3rd world nation! You love being a joke to the world? You and your kind are gutless cowards. Bet if I was there, bitch you wouldnt say shit to me, you prick. I would stomp you like a grape, you cocksucking government stooge. Tell you country to stop begging and stand on their feet. Show some pride! Filipinos in general are smart, intelligent snd proud. But the assholes who run your… Read more »
Sea Bee
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@Proud American

If you had any idea of your own history, you would not be so proud. The economy of your country was founded on the genocide of the indigenous peoples and the enslavement of millions of Africans. You forced the Mexicans into war and then stole 1/3 of their country. You crushed the Filipino revolution and assimilated the country into your empire.

Ms. Muffin
Guest

So why do u guys depend on america if such a terrible history exist?

Filipino mentality: i love america but first let me criticize your government and go back to history.

Move on. Learn from Japan.

Ms. Muffin
Guest

See Bee:

See what I mean, you fight low. You hate proud american and ugly american (LOL) but you hit back by criticizing American government.

This post needs to be in an american blog so all americans can see this comment. I made sure I got a screenshot of this.

Hyden Toro
Guest
@Proud American Our country won its independence, by our own. General Aguinaldo had already been winning the fight against Spain. Then, Spain defrauded America by selling its territories to America, thru the Treaty of Paris. America had no way to recover the money. They have to invade the Philippines. So, they stage out a fight, with the Spaniards called : “Battle of Manila Bay.” It was a mock battle to astonish the gullible Filipinos. Then, U.S. President McKinley, sent expeditionary forces to invade the island. We were called “insurrectos” not “fighters for independence”. Some prominent Americans like the writer/humorist Mark… Read more »
PROUD AMERICAN II
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@ Hyden Toro Hes not screwing me asshole, I have healthcare already! Do you? Bet you dont you prick!nYou dont need anything you fucken gook? Who gave your country independence in 1898? Who saved your ass from the Japanese in 1945? Who has given millions of jobs to your country? Who has kept the Chinese from taking over your territorial rights? Who were the first responders during Yolanda? You dont need anything? Then tell your countrymen to dtop deornding on the USA, asshole! You fucken ingrate! You ask the filipinos who are they more proud of, Obama or Aquino? The… Read more »
christy
Guest
Hey fuckface. Learn our history right. In 1898, the US bought our nation, along with other former Spanish colonies, and took over as our new imperialists. It is laughable that your own history books even revised the most shameful things your nation has ever done. The Americans had a war with the filipinos in 1900, and killed thousands of us while we were fighting our way off for OUR OWN INDEPENDENCE. Our flag, our anthem, it was formed there whilst we were heading our way as the first independent state of the South East Asian region. But then the US… Read more »
Sea Bee
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@christy

Right on! Thanx for the history lesson. Please don’t judge all Americans based on the comments of Proud American. He is an ignorant red neck.

Ms. Muffin
Guest

Do the same, think. Because right now your country needs help. Move on, dont name american and european government. Just like Japan, they moved on, look at where they are now. Your mentality, keeps your country to where it is now. If you are being bullied by an american, do you fight back by criticizing their government? If yes, then your type of mentality keeps your country in the 3rd world.

You are hitting on the countries that feed your hungry countrymen.

Sea Bee
Guest

Ms. Muffin….
History is important we are all shaped by it. For example, right now in the U.S. the descendants of slave masters are trying to destroy the middle class and turn most Americans into “wage slaves.”

Ms. Muffin
Guest
I will end my comment by saying that no matter how much help the americans would extend, filipinos, would pay by pointing on Obama’s weak spot. But every year, more than 50,000 filipinos apply for a permanent residence visa in the US embassy. Thats the reason why they can never be granted a diversity visa – 50,000 a year? Nobody wants to stay in their country! Hypocritical american government? You dont call in ghostbusters during trying times. You people call the president of america for SOS. I would leave Obama out of this even if Proud American is being a… Read more »
christy
Guest
And where do you ever hear that we ever hated Obama? In fact, your own people hate him and say racist things against him. Filipinos are the biggest fans of your gov’t. Even to the point that it earned the great ire of the Chinese. Go figure. We are a laughing stock because of these YES people leading the country down to its toilets. YES people, meaning, being a good dog to your gov’t which, in the past, had never really done much to depose dictators of the country soon enough (Marcos) or even helped their ‘little brown brothers’ until… Read more »
Ms. Muffin
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Scroll up.

Ms. Muffin
Guest

Read your comment, cant make up your mind? You hate the present government? Its the present government that feeds your hungry countrymen.

You sure present obama government is spying? Tell us about it, so the world will hear. You should creat an entry about it so americans can discus with your claim.

Sea Bee
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@Ms. Muffin

You don’t get it do you? It is not America that is being attacked in these comments. It is YOU. Your smug superiority and self righteousness is offensive. Do yourself a favor, when you visit a foreign country; keep your mouth shut. The locals are not interested in your comparisons between the U.S. and their country. Instead, learn as much as you can about their history, culture and customs.

Ms. Muffin
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See Bee:

Your message suits you more. Tell that to yourself.

Listen to yourself. Who acts superior? Who tells people here to keep their mouth shut? You are telling me to keep my mouth shut? Locals are not interested to hear me? Oh yeah, tell them to agree with you and I will leave this site.

grumpy citizen
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Man, so much hostility in this thread! Anybody have a chill pill? So when did anyone say we could expect less two-facedness from our politicians? It’s like asking a dog to be a cat hahaha! Politicians will always be the same, except that others are more clever than others. It takes skill to be a good politician, and not many have the stomach for the game. What matters to me are the results, the outcomes of their machinations, and in our case, our politicians are the worst of the worst. What a bunch of thick-faced baboons with a total lack… Read more »
Ms. Muffin
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Goddammnright!

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