Dynasties at the political fringe – for now: the crying Romualdezes and the bratty Binays

Mayor Alfred Romualdez’ recent crying episode at the Senate is nothing more than a sideshow of an entitled spoiled brat to deflect attention to his ineptitude. By his own admission, the entire organizational structure of the government in Tacloban was virtually wiped-out immediately after Typhoon Yolanda, so, for good business order (a concept the masses are not likely to appreciate, which Romualdez is keen to exploit to cover his self-absorbed ass), the appropriate local government ordinances needed to be issued for the national government to legally take-over the urgent task of relief operations. That’s all there is to it.

Crocodile tears? Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez
Crocodile tears? Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez
Instead of admitting the simple truth that he and his local government team could barely function after Typhoon Yolanda, the mayor is consumed by amor propio and sensationalizes a truly petty scenario to pin the blame on the national government for the delays in relief operations. That’s a new level below TRAPO and EPAL. You were clearly NOT part of the solution then (i.e., you were part of the problem), requiring the national government to take-over even in the absence of legalities (due to your lack of cooperation). Worse, your whining in media and your glaring absence among your constituents in Tacloban immediately after Typhoon Yolanda exemplify your spineless leadership, made possible only by the rotten brand of patronage politics perpetuated by your Imeldific aunt. I mean, who the hell cares about how you and your wife and kids survived the storm surge, when millions are in far more dire straits that you are. Why don’t you instead pick the pockets of Imelda and her siblings (and their respective children, including yourself), who made out like grand bandits during the Marcos Kleptocracy, and shower your constituents with desperately needed aid? Neeha-neeho.

I hope the constituents of Tacloban and the entire Province of Leyte will finally wake-up and rid themselves of the Romualdez politicians, who are all muchachos-in-waiting to rig elections when Bong Bong Marcos runs for the presidency; otherwise, a thousand more Yolanda’s might as well scrape-off all of Leyte and its inhabitants from the face of the earth.

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Character exposed: Makati Mayor Junjun Binay
Character exposed: Makati Mayor Junjun Binay
Watch Out for Binay! The family that aspires to lead the Philippines is already pushing its weight around just for the heck of it. Imagine the kind of abuses they will inflict on Juan dela Cruz if the head of the family becomes the president of the county. It’s a throwback to the abuses of Jackie Ponce Enrile, when everyone was afraid of Johnny during the Marcos dictatorship.

The incident itself is really quite unimportant (Junjun Binay incident at Dasma Gate) but it highlights the power-tripping hoodlums that are the Binays, already drunk with their meteoric rise in politics. It was close to midnight on November 30, 2013 at the Dasmarinas Village gate of Banyan and McKinley Road, when the four-car convoy (another point I take issue with) of Mayor Junjun Binay was refused passage through the said gate in accordance with the rules of the Dasmarinas Village Association or DVA (i.e., no entry or exit through said gate after 10 p.m.). Any normal individual would simply turnaround and exit through the main gate along Palm Avenue, which is just a couple of hundred meters away. Apparently, this was not good enough for Prince Junjun of the Fiefdom of Makati. He had to show who was boss around town. “Don’t you know me?” the Prince exclaims, his goons pull out their guns and, dig this, the Makati police (like his private police force) arrive with armalites (high-powered guns) to subdue and detain the guards of the security agency. It’s all captured in a CCTV video for all the world to see. Yet, Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado, insults the Filipino (much like Kit Tatad’s propaganda and lies during the Marcos dictatorship . . . even until now) by trying desperately to revise the truth through the press.

Reinforcing the unacceptable behavior of Prince Junjun is the kiss-ass Ram Antonio, President of Right Eight (security) Agency, who apologized profusely to Binay–for what? He claims DVA has an exception for the President, the Vice President and . . . the Mayor of Makati . . . for security reasons. Since when was this Ram Antonio hired to be the apologist and spin doctor of Junjun Binay? He and, indeed the Mayor of Makati, should be tightening the security of DVA and the City of Makati, respectively, so that everyone is safe and secure, and exceptions are unnecessary.

Another spineless pushover Jay Pantangco, President of DVA, confirmed the incident and said it had been settled. Again, what’s there to settle? The guards of the security agency were only following a well-established security procedure of DVA. Have we lost all sense of right from wrong? Do we teach our children to condone and suck-up the abuses of the powerful? If there was any apology or settlement, it should have come from Prince Junjun, who should have at least been spanked and told to stand facing the corner. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to work this way (It’s–public officials are–more abusive in the Philippines!) and it’s only going to get worse if his old man becomes the king of the land. Hail King Jejomar!

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Jhay Lapinid
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REAL MEN don’t cry.

Mar Roxas showed us the difference between MEN and BOYS. Romualdez needs to grow up and be a MAN. But its hard to grow up when you don’t accept responsibility for your actions.

Thank you Mar Roxas for exposing the truth to the Filipino people.

Gogs
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So Jhay . How much of the online troll budget got shifted to defending Mar now that Truth Minister Ricky has been replaced? Mar is a spineless Igor to an already wimpy spineless Noynoy. I am sure you are proud of them .

tina
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😀

Sea Bee
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Oligarch families continue to rape and pillage the country at large, in order to feather their own nests. Interesting reading: “The Politics of Disaster” by The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism by Marites Danquilan Vitug. Five families own all the land in Ormoc, Leyte. They cut down all the trees in the hills surrounding the city and planted sugar cane. The DENR was too busy stuffing bribes in their pockets to stop them. The rains came in 1991 and the widespread flooding and landslides snuffed out the lives of 6000 people. According to the article: “the circumstances that led to… Read more »
Gerry
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@ Gogs, Isn’t it just GREAT to hear from the one and only VIRTUAL VIGILANTE? He/She is the SHIT!!!!

Oh yes, the one and only V.V. whose identity is known to no one, but whose audacity of words and insight into the Oligarchy and their scumbaggerly ways knows no bounds or equal! the VIRTUAL VIGILANTE, messenger of the opposition! Viva la VIRTUAL VIGILANTE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS GOGS and to all at GRP!

Gogs
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Merry Christmas!

wombat
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Mar Roxas and Noynoy. What a pathetic combibation that is proving to be. Looking at the possible candidates for the next Presidency we have nit a hope in hell of ever moving forward.

raporgi
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Mar Roxas isnt a man! He’s a POS/buttlicking sycophant playing the Game!

ienreblai
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Jhay, With all due respect, what did Mar Roxas show the Filipino people again? It so happened that the mayor right there is a Romualdez and may be it will be like that for a long time. But there are also facts that you should consider. We don’t have families in Tacloban or in Leyte, but we went there as what everybody else did. You should be there to understand the situation and we are not voting for Mar, Binays, and even Aquino during the next election. But if ever they win, they stay and we will be doing things… Read more »
Thomas Jefferson
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@Jhay Lapinid Real men don’t cry? I have seen men cry in battlefield training. Mar Roxas is an arrogant bully, a fake and a yellow zombie. We all saw the Mar Roxas video that went viral and the bottom line of Mar Roxas…”Bahala na kayo sa buhay nyo.” Jhay thank you for your yellow propaganda in exposing your lies about Mar Roxas. Oh yeah we have the video you yellow zombie! Romualdez and his family were victims of the category 5 super typhoon! Why is he being persecuted with blame games in this article? Why are the Tacloban people the… Read more »
JTJERZY
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@ Thom Jefferson, I have seen Li’l boys cry on the REAL battlefield and said to myself at that time:”At a time like this how could this guy be crying for his Mother instead of trying to figure a way out of this mess. I also thought his crying made him out to be a li’l girl and I told him so, to which he said:”Thank you, it won’t happen again.”.The li’l boy made it out, some brave MEN did not!.

MORAL OF THE STORY? With very few exceptions (death of a loved one, MAYBE!) MEN DO NOT CRY.

Chrissie
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If that’s so, then I pity men and am glad I’m not one.

JT JERZY
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@ Chrissy, Keep your pity for yourself. Men have no use for it, they neither want it nor feel they deserve it.

The difference between Men and little boys is the same as the difference between Men and Women….and I really hope I do not have to spell out the obvious for you on this one, u kno?

Chrissie
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Are you dense or something? My point actually was I don’t believe real men don’t cry. On the contrary, I believe that the REAL MEN are those who are not afraid to cry even in public if their crying is only a manifestation of what they feel inside and not a sign of weakness. I think the men who think that real men don’t cry are emotionally constipated, and as we all know, any form of constipation is not a sign of good health. Those men have lots of unresolved issues that manifest in all the bad ways….

JT JERZY
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@Chrissy, ….so THINK you know the difference between Men And Women? Doubt it! You obviously do not know the difference between a CHARADE and REAL LIFE and DEATH. You do not realize that the National gov’t. did not need an ‘OK’ from anyone to send whatever it could to the disaster area BUT was looking for an EXCUSE not to send relief, get the picture? You and your ‘no-so-funny’ emotional constipation remark blind you to the fact that you think you are dealing with human beings with feelings instead of failing to see what is right in front of you….and… Read more »
Chrissie
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What on earth are you talking about? Is there something wrong with you? I didn’t even comment on the government and you’re putting words in my mouth. Are you mistaking me for someone else? (I discovered recently that there’s another “Chrissie” here.) I’m certainly not in the dark regarding the ills of this government, and I think I’ve made that very clear in all the posts I’ve made here at GRP so far. I just felt I had to comment on what you said that real men don’t cry and on your implication that Mayor Romualdez was therefore a sissy… Read more »
Chrissie
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Just to make it clear where I stand, I know that the local governments don’t need to give the national government an OK for the latter to be able to help them; I know that it’s part of the mandate of the national government to help any and all needy Filipinos right away. I just didn’t state it here anymore because I already read another comment here that stated exactly that. I didn’t want to duplicate it. I’ve realized earlier than many Filipinos have (even while Aquino was still campaigning for president) that he really doesn’t care for this country,… Read more »
Chrissie
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By the way, I never called anyone “full-of-shit” (which is not even supposed to be hyphenated). I don’t talk that way.

Petroniojrc Encabo
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Well said, Jhay Lapinid! But Mar Roxas and his Wifey and Pnoy were exposed, too, don’t deny it. But enough. We had it already almusal, tanghali-an, hapunan and even during merienda times, so let’s move on. Let us concentrate to give love and sow the spirit of Christmas. Sorry, san’t afford to have highblood pressure in the holiday.

libertas
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pnoy aquino and mar roxas – a meeting of no minds.

2 girls who have never grown up and a yellow streak runs down their rubber spines.

weak, indecisive, and the antithesis of moral fibre and leadership credentials, as ably demonstrated on an almost daily basis.

wouldnt last a day in corporate life, or the army ( i mean a real army, not the muppet army of the philippines)

libertas
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The name could be changed into any number of filipino dynastic politicians, who readily allow unbridled greed, undeserved power, unwarranted privilege, and unearnt wealth, to addle their myopic brains, but charles saatchi’s fall from grace this week should be a salutory lesson in morality and values, and explains why the west looks down upon any such people with complete contempt and disdain. Saatchi on the couch: One of Britain’s leading criminal psychologists analyses the media mogul By Professor David Wilson, Head Of Birmingham City University’s Institute Of Criminology 21 Dec 2013 Charles Saatchi has spent much of his life carefully… Read more »
chrissie
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gabi naman, walang araw, at hindi umuulan. bakit pinapayungan si junjun binay?

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/549127/nancy-binay-blasts-inquirer-for-malicious-report-on-brother

Gogs
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You ever play golf? Sometimes when the green is not smooth, you can’t see the hole so caddy or somebody holds a flag by the hole so you can see what you will be swinging at. How that applies in this case? I will leave it up to you.

geanro
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hahahahahahhaha

Pilosopong Tasyo
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Baka kasi ma-hamogan and mahal na prinsipe. Don’t you know that? Hindi kasi kayo sosyal. hahahaha

libertas
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The brown bummer binay and his golliwog sister nancy are the ones who should be behind bars. does nancy binay do anything in the senate which is not related to the ‘family business’ what a disgrace she is Uncouth and uneducated peasants running the country, and people have to ask why it is in terminal decline! Clearly they take after their parents who have absolutely no integrity or morality, and are nothing more than lying cheating criminals, and not even faithful to their marriage vows. Some questions binay should answer but never does. ( this is not my list but… Read more »
Virtual Vigilante
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Libertas, thank you for listing what you know of Binay’s corruption, which does not even include millions of US dollars in offshore accounts in the name of a close and discreet associate. There is no question that Binay is guilty of plunder, yet none of these anomalies will ever see the light of day in our equally corrupt judiciary. Hence, we have no other recourse but to shoot the scumbag before he has the chance to plunder our coffers exponentially while at the helm of the presidency.

richard
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ive seen the coverage of the typhoon yolanda since day one. i heard myor rumualdez 3 days later after the catastrophe. and he showed in the senate crying blaming the government.
are you kidding me? your the representative of the government there you asshole! ill stuck my penis in your ass you homo. people like this only use thier position for money and corruption. they dont serve our people by heart. wag n nten iboto yan.

ienreblai
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Richard,

You saw and heard Romualdez on TV right? And you never been there, right?

Go see for yourself what happened in Tacloban and try to stick your penis to the mayor’s ass if you can.

You can say whatever that you want to say you fucking-perverted-thinking-idiot!

Go and ask each one you see and meet on the streets of Tacloban, they have stories to tell you, then you will understand that people have the right to cry over what they experienced, lost, and remember for the rest of their lives.

Tank
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There is no law that requires the LGU to grant permission in order for the National Government to help.

This makes the meeting with Mar Roxas pointless. The demand for authorization was pointless. The whole “crying games” in the Senate pointless. Why can’t government simply work at the worst possible time when we need it to? Don’t answer that, you don’t need to.

It’s either incompetence or politics.

krokodil
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Junjun Binay looks like my fucking clerk. He needs a freaking gentleman’s hair cut to get some respect. This moron looks like a high school kid. I would ignore his shit too.

Mar Roxas, as DILG secretary, has full authority relating to the rescue operation. He should just have sent that cry baby Romualdez home because as mayor, Romualdez was powerless anyway at that point.

ienreblai
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Krokodil, My team and I were in Tacloban for five days to help and give. Going back home was a relief to us after what we have done right there. For three weeks now, we are still crying about what we saw right there. I was in a fundraising event in Bangkok last night for Haiyan Victims, and as I told survivors’ stories and what we saw right there; real men cried. Does that make me a crybaby. You fucking idiot! Go and see for yourself! We may never patronize Romualdez as his family controlled Tacloban like forever. he is… Read more »
Dodge
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Folks, one day someone from either of these families is going to be the President of the Republic. Probably within our lifetime.

FML.

libertas
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Nancy binay’s xmas message “Our family as well had to brave some storms but all these shall come to pass as we find hope and joy this Christmas and the year ahead,” nancy binay This piece of sh!t is a disgrace. The moron can only think of herself and her family image even at xmas. Rarely have i encountered such a detestable individual ,who has no right to usurp her position in the senate simply as a pr opportunity for her family, and only opens her mouth if family business is involved to read some prepared statement. Debates – the… Read more »
ienreblai
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@ libertas,

well said!

We loathe this family!

Gogs
Member

“Nobody would give this coffee maker any creedence in any field.”

– that is why I refuse to be proud of any pinoy chest beating event like boxing or singing or whatever. Our people showed their cerebral capacity by voting people like Nancy in. That is a COLLECTIVE effort. Handful of people can take credit for Manny’s ring success (not even 3/4 of the entourage). Yet the everyday pinoy enthralled by the name “Binay” and for what???

JT JERZY
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how this disgrace of a creature is even allowed inside the senate bldg., let alone be a part of the governing body, is a sign of just how low the Philippines has sunk.
The country is well on its way to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and nothing, especially Nancy ‘Look-at-me-I’M-A-Bimbo’ Binay, can save it!
Only two choices: Make haste and leave as fast as possible, or scorch the earth where these people tread.

victor c
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I was in Tacloban the first time last June this year and I was totally unimpressed with the city. The only nice building out there was the Robinson’s Mall. With all the years they were in power and awashed with money during the Marcos martial law years, there was nothing built inside the city by the Romualdezes to modernize it or upgrade the quality of living for its citizens. Well, maybe the San Juanico bridge was built at the behest of Imelda Marcos, but that was only it. The city pier, the city streets, the city market, the city plaza,… Read more »
Ivy Linz
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If!!!!All is true this all mga bintang nato why?Binuto pa nila!!!Ginoo!!

captjoe25
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the country is rampantly running out of control. Dysfunctional society. NOBODY FOLLOWS THE RULE OF LAW. Congested Roads and Overpopulation. SAD TO SAY THIS but i think the only hope for the Philippines is either a prolong civil war. CLASS WARFARE para mabawasan ang Tao or the best case scenario. Drop a Nuke in the heart of Manila. History needs to be rewritten again on a positive note. This is the only way!!!

captjoe25
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What the mayor of Tacloban should have done is forcefully evacuate the people of tacloban out of the city and move to higher ground. Fail to plan and plan to fail. You will not win against mother natures wrath. Time and Time again. The Philippines has been hit by natural calamities yet the people never learn a damn thing. The inept mayor decided to stay near the water and weatherout the storm. What an IDIOT!!!

Sea Bee
Guest

The mayor also told his “first responders” to go home and come back in the morning. Only 20 showed up.

true pinoy
Guest

this article is annoying. it is bias to the core. i know who wrote this and why. pls stop this. we dont need this. save it for 2016.

sayang tacloban could have united the country. everyone witnessed how everyone tried to help. there are inspiring stories in tacloban something worth telling and retelling about but still politics get the better of us.

tulong tulong na tayo!

libertas
Guest

Nancy binay phones in sick. Drilon puts down the phone – “the coffee machine is broken”

Nancy binay’s motto – ‘ drink coffee, and do stupid things faster and with more energy’

Nancy binay is called ‘expresso’ because she goes down as easy and as fast.

Nancy binay is an ironing board with nipples, a fugitive from the fashion police, and makes dumb blondes seem clever.

libertas
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Philippine presidential/senatorial politics cycles between the stupid and the corrupt, sometimes getting 2 for 1 ( e.g binay, lapid, revilla etc), but the gene pool is always drawn from, and limited to the incestuous criminal elite, their inbred and incapable progeny, and has been/never was ‘actors’, all publicly posing as ‘servants of the people’, whilst privately raping the country economically, and sodomising it politically, and crafting laws to suit the dictates of their patrons/paymasters, as they dance to the tune of the greed ridden oligarchs, and the cosy cartels which now operate in all key business sectors depripiving the consumer… Read more »
Aegis-Judex
Guest

“…no Young Turks…”

Just as well, I’d hate to be an Armenian if the Young Turks have power.

BUT I DIGRESS.

It really is a Game if Thrones.

Hyden Toro
Guest

Honestly, I am tired of these political comedies. It’s like a badly written script. One is crying, the other came out from his Hiding Hole, and began pointing someone to blame.

When will these people grow up???