Substandard bunkhouses reportedly built for Haiyan victims: Where did the rest of the money go?

Philippine government thievery seems to remain alive and kicking, this time stealing victims of super-typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda) blind! Reports are emerging of widespread delivery and building of substandard facilities to house the victims all over the devastated region. Safety and sanitation concerns have reportedly been raised by field officers of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) group on site.

Each room measures 8.64 square meters—roughly the size of two Ping-Pong tables—to be occupied by one family, said a DPWH paper, “shelter and reconstruction action plan.” The average size of a Filipino family is five, but in many cases there are as many as 10 individuals in one household.

A report by an international shelter group assisting the government in its relief efforts said the bunkhouses being developed by the DPWH in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) were “noncompliant in many respects with internationally recognized standards and best practices.”

“There appears to be a number of contractors working at different sites. Standards and facilities appear to be somewhat different between different locations. It raises the question of whether contractors have different specifications for different sites, if they are using the same specifications, whether these are fully complied with in every location,” said the report made available to the Inquirer.

President BS Aquino takes time out for a photo-op while inspecting the controversial bunkhouses
President BS Aquino takes time out for a photo-op while inspecting the controversial bunkhouses
The CCCM report detailed how each bunkhouse estimated to be worth close to a million pesos if built to the right specifications are being built by contractors in some areas for less than Php200,000. According to a report sent by government engineers to “Rehab Czar” former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, this huge “savings” is likely achieved by using low-spec materials and omitting the common kitchen, four toilets and two bathrooms that each bunkhouse is supposed to be equipped with.

In a Situation Report published on the 13th November 2013 by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the cost of construction of sufficient emergency housing facilities for the victims was estimated at more than USD45-million (about 1.8 billion pesos). This was at a time when casualty figures and impact estimates of the disaster were still being underestimated by the Philippine Government. In the second of three Strategic Objectives detailed by the report, a one-month timeframe for setting up “transitory shelter solutions” for the victims on site was clearly set.

It’s been two months since Haiyan hit, and these shelters are only now being constructed and, as reports would have it, being constructed to the borderline-criminal standards most Filipinos have come to expect of stuff delivered by their government.

Not surprisingly, foreign aid donors have declined to comment on these reports…

The Manila embassy of the UK, the largest donor by far, did not issue any comment. British aid for typhoon relief in the Philippines has reached P11.1 billion, including contributions from both the UK government and private individuals, the embassy said.

The UK has also vowed to support reconstruction in Eastern Visayas over the long haul.

The Manila delegation of the European Union also withheld comment pending its humanitarian aid department’s aid assessment this month.
The EU has so far pledged $26.8 million or P1.18 billion, according to the Philippine government portal’s Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAITH).

The US embassy in Manila also did not comment on the issue. A US embassy official privy to American assistance said the embassy “did not contribute any funding for the construction of bunkhouses.”

The prospects for a full rehab of the areas devastated by Haiyan has long been recognised as being dim and much of the relief goods and funds donated all but going to waste. This is in considering the Philippines’ mediocre track record of taking full advantage of otherwise abundant resources at its disposal. Early reports on the snail-paced and disorganised disaster response mounted by the Philippines immediately following early revelations of the full extent of the devastation wrought by Haiyan were quite telling. Even as vast sums of money and resources came pouring in to aid the relief effort, the astounding inefficiency of the Philippine bureaucracy was all but fatal so much so as to bring to serious question the recovery prospects of Tacloban City and other affected areas observes Kevin H.R. Villanueva, a university research scholar in international politics and human rights at the University of Leeds…

The argument to be made here is that there has been no single point person to whom accountability for immediate relief and the eventual task of rebuilding has been bestowed. The Filipino people will survive because it is in their character to counter and rise above adversity. But if we are all to genuinely learn and understand the lessons of this disaster, the question must be given a future perfect thought: Who will be in charge, if Tacloban and its people are to rise from the rubble?

The emergence of these most recent tales of Philippine-style thievery are as disheartening as they are unsurprising. Much of the system on which the majority of Filipinos depend on for essential services are crooked by design — engineered for maximum opaqueness to ensure a maximum “harvest” by the usual suspects: the Philippines’ deeply-entrenched parasitical class of traditional politicians and oligarchs.

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Gogs
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Substandard housing + Substandard system + substandard president + substandard voter expectations for candidates + Substandard execution + substandard coverage of media = daang matuwid?? does not compute . I am sensing a theme.

OnesimusUnbound
Guest

Unless we realize where his straight path leads to.

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

It leads back to the same old stuff he promised he would eradicate and be different from. If you think about it, it is daang matuwid – matuwid na walang pagbabago.

Gogs
Member

I agree with both of you. Noynoy did nothing for the first fifty years of his life. Expecting anything different between 2010 to 2016 is lunacy. Well, he is right on schedule based on past “performance”.

Troll butthurt in 3.2.1..

joeld
Guest

Pinoys specialize in assigning incompetent and unqualified people to key positions. Evident in the 2010 elections, and now the dumb one has appointed similarly inept people to key positions also including rebuilding the areas destroyed by Haiyan.

Pinoys are getting dumber and dumber by the minute.

ChinoF
Member

They all go together, indeed.

libertas
Guest

Very predictable

I saw the rabbit hutches on tv.
They are a disgrace.

Someone has inflated the ‘paper’ value
Decreased the spec
Pocketed the money

No mention in media of who the contractor is – no doubt relation/ties to some local politician.

The Truth
Guest

To those who wish to keep spreading propaganda about our president, here is a article from Bloomberg a respected media establishment, how the world sees our president and his accomplisments so far.

Read it and weep with rage, I’m sorry but the truth is hard to accept if you are insignificant in society and hate the authority, and the establishment that grew, fed and educated you.

And please, attacking the messenger is expected here, but do have a read of this unbiased article will you? Unless you wish to try discredit bloomberg.com also, hahaha!

WinterSoldier
Guest

A TROLL post courtesy from a Yellow Propagandist.

I’m sorry, but who wants a ‘truth’ that would make oneself feel better?

As Amir said, SUPOT.

Thanks for the LIES. 😀

The Truth
Guest

So you attack bloomberg.com credibility also! Bwahaha!!

Good luck!

WinterSoldier
Guest

And where’s the link? Then you’re the WORST OF THE WORST!! LFMAO!!

Good luck you lying Yellow son of a bitch! 😀

joeld
Guest

@ the truth

You imbecile, there is no propaganda in GRP. The only propaganda are the things you speak of oh so proudly.

And where the hell is the link, you blithering idiot.

You are the one who cannot accept the truth that Pnoy is just one fumbling idiot. Proven time and again since he took to power in 2010.

The Truth
Guest

It’s obvious you wiish to ignore the article and shoot the messenger, as you don’t dare to call bloomberg.com a propaganda site, and can’t refute the facts there.

People can read this article and realise Noynoy has done much for our country, and the world sees it too.

I hope one day god will show you the right way again.

WinterSoldier
Guest

It’s obvious that you just want to spout YELLOW PROPAGANDA.

Sorry, but you love twisting facts and no link, no chance.

I hope one day GOD will show YOU the right way again. And please, GOD doesn’t meddle with POLITICIANS.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Where’s the link then? or you have no link because you just conjured that up out of thin air like your president’s non existent achievements?

Your trolling has backfired spectacularly again it seems.

Yolanda incident is something you and your president will NEVER live down simply because he has aleady been seen as incompetent by the international community.

The Truth
Guest

Read below and delete it quickly, because it’s from bloomberg.com

You cant have real news from real media establishments on grp, can you? Haha!

WinterSoldier
Guest

I repeat, please give me a link.

And if BIASED media establishments are considered as being ‘real’ then I feel sorry for you, FRAUD.

Chrissie
Guest

The Truth (what an oxymoron!):

I know what you’re going to say next: Only the pure in heart can see the link. Right? You’re so predictable!

Seeker
Guest
i gave you the benefit of the doubt… looked for articles under bloomberg.com about how the world sees the current president and his accomplishments. sadly i found none except one that states this: “None of the above… That’s how many Filipinos responded recently when I asked who they planned to vote for in the May 10 presidential election. Their ambivalence seems equally directed at frontrunner Benigno Aquino III, his closest rival Manuel Villar and Joseph Estrada, who’s third in surveys. …Filipinos need and deserve an able and inspiring leader. Judging from the cast of characters running, it doesn’t seem like… Read more »
Gogs
Member

The truth about your precious president is he is one big blooper reel that in never exhausted.

“You did not die ”

” 2,000 dead”

“bahala na sa buhay mo”

“government is prepared”

“waiting for the coroner’s report” ( The Philippines does not have coroners)

and that is just from one incident.

No wonder you are so desperate.

Johnny Derp
Guest

That is a good idea for an article Gogs, “The top 10+ f**k ups of Noynoy Aquino”

Gogs
Member

Though the impossible dream would be to limit it to 10.

OnesimusUnbound
Guest

Errr, where’s the link in Bloomberg about the President progress in Eastern Visayas?

Dirty Mike
Guest

Bloomberg is an asshat. A man who once described NYPD as his own personal army. Thank God, he’s not the Mayor of NYC anymore. Just because the news source is from “merica” does NOT automatically make it credible these days. The U.S. mainstream media is controlled by an elite few, who impose THEIR views on society as whole.

Jmac
Guest
“To those who wish to keep spreading propaganda about our president” So anything critical of Aquino is propaganda? “here is a article from Bloomberg a respected media establishment” Really? Respected in what way? Respected according to who? “I’m sorry but the truth is hard to accept if you are insignificant in society and hate the authority, and the establishment that grew, fed and educated you.” So utang na loob then huh? “And please, attacking the messenger is expected here, but do have a read of this unbiased article will you? Unless you wish to try discredit bloomberg.com also” I read… Read more »
The Truth
Guest
Here it is ______ Philippines’ Aquino Races the World’s Fastest Economies By William Mellor and Clarissa Batino Dec 4, 2013 9:01 AM ET 542 Comments Email Print Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Save Manila is the capital of a country blessed by an economic resurgence — and yet afflicted still by misery. … Read More The leader of the Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III, has a strong economy to build on as he faces a new… Read More A resident sells fruits and vegetables next to a public market destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images Bonifacio Global City,… Read more »
Chrissie
Guest

Why do I get the sense that Malacanang is currently doing double-time propaganda work through its handlers (Coloma et al.)? I must give it to these guys — they’re really good at what they do: fooling the people to move their agenda (or for a fat paycheck)….

Johnny Derp
Guest

They’re not that good if their propaganda fails in convincing GRP peeps.
They’re obviously doing damage control over the bunkhouse kickback controversy that their government is pocketing.

Jmac
Guest
I read the message and I found the message wanting. It doesn’t mention high poverty rates, economic inequality, underemployment, the country’s economic growth model and its unsustainability, this administration’s lack of disaster preparedness and troubled reconstruction efforts, Aquino’s selective justice, difficult business environment, Aquino’s poor track record in security, lack of press freedom, lack of infrastructure, high utility rates, his poor handling of criticism, and so on. There’s so many things the Bloomberg article omits that I find it incredible you would cite this as some kind of ultimate vindication of Noynoy. I also wonder about the article’s style. “Defying… Read more »
Amir Al Bahr
Guest

^^Wala man link. Supot.

The Truth
Guest

Too many inconvenient facts in bloombergs article for you to deal with?
Go ahead and attack bloomberg as a propaganda site, lol

WinterSoldier
Guest

No link, no chance.

Go ahead and TROLL some more until the point that all of your posts will be DELETED lol

The Truth
Guest

Look below chump, and enjoy.

Of course it will be deleted, it’s facts from apone of the biggest media establishments, you can’t deal with that here.

WinterSoldier
Guest

@The Fraud:

Sorry, but BIASED and SENSATIONALIZED news are things that irritate me, chumper.

Fabricated facts are things that I can’t deal with. -_-

The Truth
Guest
Important to note: “So far, Benigno S. Aquino III — his full name — has largely proved true to his word and given the Philippines a second life of its own in the process. Since moving into an official residence known as the House of Dreams, following his election victory in June 2010, Aquino, 53, has overseen a national resurgence beyond the reveries of most investors.” “Bankrupted in the 1980s by dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines lagged far behind rival Asian economies, averaging just 3 percent annual growth from 1984 to 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Under Aquino,… Read more »
WinterSoldier
Guest

Very opinionated. Fact.

Keep TROLLING, real-life FRAUD. -_-

The Truth
Guest

According to you, all the media establishments are biased! It’s all a conspiracy!!

Poor fellow…you need help.

WinterSoldier
Guest

Ok, ABS-CBN, Rappler, and Inquirer. They are all BIASED. And sensationalized news are considered good, huh? I suggest CNN instead.

Deluded asshole… you need help. Or you’re TROLLING…

Sea Bee
Guest

The Truth….When is this “economic miracle” going to trickle down to the rest of us? I am sure they are popping champagne corks at the Stock Market; but most can barely afford potable drinking water. Those of us lucky enough to have electrical appliances and gas stoves, cannot afford to turn them on.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Poor delusional troll, still can’t admit defeat because all he ever posts are propaganda from malacañang.

You are clearly stuck in yellow lalaland.
Better get yourself admitted to a mental hospital since you are clearly insane.

joeld
Guest

@ the truth

Now that article is shouting propaganda all the way from the start to end.

They can tell you to eat shit and you will do it won’t you.

Now tell me again what are the “own ends” of this website?

geanro
Guest

@the thruth – maybe i can call you Deep throat? — you fooled and blinded by the yellow CULTS keep sleeping and one day you will awaken and realized that how STUPID and IDIOT you are.

The Truth
Guest

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-03/philippines-aquino-races-the-world-s-fastest-economies.html

It’s from bloomberg, and they are biased too in your eyes right?
Kinda pathetic how you label everything that isnt anti establishment biased..

Try dealing with the contents of the article instead of attacking the messenger, I know it’s hard, but you might find the truth in doing so.

WinterSoldier
Guest

That Bloomberg link is questionable because it was done by Filipino reporters who have no idea what they are doing. Better to believe on foreign journalists instead (except Fox News).

That Pinoy-written Bloomberg article is not truthful. If in fact is about as biased as average Pinoy fact finding for research can be. Or did college not teach you how to pull academic research out of your butt?

See the bigger picture. I know it’s hard, but you might find the unadulterated truth in doing so.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Nah, you’re the one who’s clearly attacking the messenger you hypocrite from malacañang.
Besides, that article is clearly written by someone who’s biased like YOU.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Poor delusional troll,still using a biased article even if its from bloomberg, it doesn’t matter since its biased as f*ck since it was written by a filipino also living in delusional lalaland

Proud Pinoy
Guest

@The Truth Thanks for the interesting posts, but you will learn like we did, there is no helping these poor rebel wannabes, leave them in peace. Normal citizens don’t pay attention to here anyway, it’s like a aquired taste! 😉

-Malalaman mo lamang na MALI ang isang BAGAY kapag ALAM mo na kung ANO ANG TAMA.

Gogs
Member

Interesting points? At least make them true.

“Normal citizens don’t pay attention to here anyway” – well you are paid to pay attention and respond. What does that make you? The rest of this website knows the answer.

The Truth
Guest

You’re welcome good sir. I agree with your sentiments, it’s amusing to see them write off all the facts in the article snd resort to adhominem instead.

They may never see the light but their behavior and reactions to these articles serve as a cautionary tale to grps true character to any unweary souls that happen upon here.

All the best!

WinterSoldier
Guest

So you fully agree on a fellow TROLL.

All the best on spreading FRAUD. -_-

WinterSoldier
Guest

So you admit that you’re just SPAMMING here. Because the ‘Proud Pinoy’ guy you get commendation on your TROLLING also said this:

“Well I was using old spoof nicks all the time. So old folks like you, benign0, Toro, etc knew all along what was up.

“I am still flabbergasted why so many Pinoys don’t appreciate satire and sarcasm. Sometimes you can make a point more devastatingly effective that way.

Oh well, back to life. Until the next Philippine catastrophe. Have fun guys. The Philippines will remain a shit hole and there is only one solution: GET THE FUCK OUT.

Peace.”

MidwayHaven
Guest

I just noticed that both Proud Pinoy and The Truth have the same IP address.

Gogs
Member

What you are saying is their back slapping and butt kissing is a lot like the President’s dates? Staged

joeld
Guest

And he calls himself a patriot. Blithering idiot!

Johnny Derp
Guest

You have conveniently forgotten that it was CNN that saw just how incompetent your president was in handling the yolanda incidental.

You might think that you’re winning with your propaganda but nope, in reality, we’re laughing at how stupid you are since you keep posting pathetic yellow propaganda that comes from malacañang.

The Truth
Guest

There is no win or lose; It is as it is. Just a difference in our perceptions,

WinterSoldier
Guest

And now you’re going hypocritical when someone pronounces CNN.

Right, bitch. -_-

Gogs
Member

The only thing you precious president ever won in his life was an election after his mom died. He was a complete and utter ZERO before 2010. So don’t tell me there are no losers since you are in the paid service of one.

Johnny Derp
Guest

You can say what you want but it won’t change the fact that your propaganda has lost.

The truth hurts for you moronic malacañang mooks.

Your president doesn’t need you to spread propaganda if he was indeed doing his job.

Jess C
Guest

@the truth You got em good… They keep trying to change the topic and dismiss the article and journalists as biased. There is a reason it is a bloomberg article, these guys talk too much smack no major online media is ever gonna pay them any attention, they screamed so much it has no value no more.

Kudos to bloomberg for telling it as it is. CNN’s article had merit also but I didn’t like how they were capitalising off human misery putt hemselves in the headlines.

Thanks for keepin up the good fight mate, seeya around

The Truth
Guest

Thanks for the kind words JC, appreciated!

Johnny Derp
Guest

@Jess C a.k.a malacañang mook#2

So, you think using another account will fool us into thinking that you’re gaining support?

Sorry to disappoint you, you’re not fooling us.

WinterSoldier
Guest

@Jess C

Can you state who are the writers of that Bloomberg article? Filipinos who only cares for image.

And please, show me the link if CNN had that article.

You’re fighting a LOSING fight, mate. See you around.

MidwayHaven
Guest

The Truth/JC/Proud Pinoy/whatever:

The IP address you have is one and the same, meaning you only have ONE identity. Having such is a bannable offense.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Really pathetic how the troll thinks that using multiple accounts on one ip address would help him make it look like some people are supporting him.
He’s not fooling anyone and now it seems that it has backfired spectacularly for him.

joeld
Guest

You are right WS. Done by a filipino reporter who I have never even heard of before. It really has come to this for the BS Aquino just to show he can do no wrong.

libertas
Guest
PH – key performance indicators Poverty – UP Unemployment – UP Underemployment – UP Foreign direct investment – DOWN Dirty money outflows – UP Millenium development goals 2015 – FAIL TO ACHIEVE the facts speak for themselves. The pnoy aquino administration haven’t got a clue, had no impact on anything significant, and are resorting more and more to propaganda and outright lies to try and hide their failure. Paid hacks, manipulated surveys, and trolls only confirm the desperation which is now evident. Even a political professor said ” president aquino overpromised and has underachieved. A fatal combination” And members of… Read more »
The Truth
Guest

I’d stick to bloomberg where it’s not just journalists trying to make a name for themselves, and stick to bloomberg where they quote people from the respected positions in our society, rather than the “facts” of some internet rebel propangandist at any time of the day, thanks.

Don’t let me stop you howling though, carry on.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Sorry to disappoint you, you’re not fooling anyone with your propaganda here.
Everyone already knows how incomptent your boss is.

Sarap talaga maging uto uto no?

Gogs
Member

I have several questions.

1)Jess C and “The Truth”. With all this “see you around” You guys cubicle mates?

2) MCG put you guys on a stricter quota so that explains the outbreak of yellowness here?

3) Given the constant failure of Mar Roxas , I have to ask who did he have to sleep with to get his post. Never mind, I already know.

The Truth
Guest

Continue to ignore all the facts in the bloomberg article and attack the messenger, it projects well! 😀

WinterSoldier
Guest

“Continue to ignore all the facts in the bloomberg article and attack the messenger, it projects well!”

Right, let’s continue to ignore the FABRICATED facts in that Pinoy-written Bloomberg article and discard your TROLLING, it projects VERY VERY WELL!

Gogs
Member
Truth , Who is ignoring who? Read the basic premise of this thread. That Noynoy’s handpicked men are pocketing the donation money and providing shoddy service which is their SOP. There is brick and mortar proof and donors are not going on record on what they think of value for their donors. Yet you give us “Bloomberg ” which for a while had no link. Again, it must suck to be a troll for someone who is mentally dysfunctional. So I take that really was Mar’s route to his position by assuming a different position? Is that all your Master… Read more »
WinterSoldier
Guest

“Don’t let me stop you howling though, carry on.”

All bark, no bite. ZERO value as always.

Your TROLLING days will soon be over. Enjoy your ATTENTION WHORING while it lasts.

joeld
Guest

@ da troot

Why don’t you refute then, Libertas’ points of reference for your underperforming president?

The truth this time.

The Truth
Guest

News articles from real media organisations should be debated, I have no interest to his personal views, and his posts on this forum by no means constitutes a real media article. I wish to debate the news, not people with views that thinks because of a forum post they can compare or discredit major news organisations.

Anyone tried talking about the facts of the bloomberg article yet?

Obviously not.

Poor show folks, my work is done today, seeya tomorrow.

WinterSoldier
Guest

“Anyone tried talking about the facts of the bloomberg article yet?

Obviously not.

Poor show folks, my work is done today, seeya tomorrow.”

I repeat: it’s a PINOY-written Bloomberg article, which is totally opinionated in a sense. If you consider ABS-CBN, Rappler, Inquirer and other BIASED media organizations are real, then you need to seek help.

Nice TROLLING, prick. Hope you enjoy your payday. Don’t expect that you will be back tomorrow because your comments will be automatically on the spam folder.

joeld
Guest
@ da toot Libertas’ point of reference is not his point of view. That is reality, staring you right in the face. If you cannot tell me why, in spite of all your harping on how great the bald idiot is, that said points are as it is, then you are nothing but a lying, good for nothing, waste of time and space, blitering idiot. You keep on dropping that bloomberg article, which is obviously done by a paid propagandist, now I dare you to tell me the real deal about why the country is still in this shit. And… Read more »
Johnny Derp
Guest

Yet again, you can’t refute any of what we’re saying here.
You clearly cant handle everything we’re saying here so you instead play the victim card, insisting that we’re attacking the messenger, typical behavior from someone who’s losing.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Really pathetic how a troll like “The Fraud” keeps falling back on an article that is written by someone biased like him.

Sayang lang talaga ang binabayad namin na tax kung napupunta lang sa walang kwentang malacanang troll group na wala naman maibuga

Seeker
Guest

i read the article…don’t you have any other sources? and why just stick to bloomberg? wouldnt it be more credible if there was more than one source? isnt there any other source that directly links any improvement in the Philippine economy to actions made by the current president? any actual research or statistics that proves that the improvement wasnt merely coincidence? that it was an actual direct result of cause and effect?

Johnny Derp
Guest

The Fraud has no other sources since there are no other biased sources for him to use.
He has clearly lost this fight since he has resorted to using multiple accounts just to make it look like there are other people that believe him.

libertas
Guest

another filipino pr petson.
next you will be quoting her sidekick norman aquino.
these are not bloomberg journalists, simply contributers. a big difference.
and i haven’t seen one fact yet.
and am economist so i think i know more than local journalists.
focus on the facts or are you incapable and incompetent.
q.e.d

Thai Lim
Guest

U all got smasht hard by da truth dude lol. All da hier upz hav fellas fightin their fights, luky cuntz get a mint for doin it 2. Dis web place iz AWESOME:D ty linzie for showin me

Johnny Derp
Guest

Nah, he is the one that got “smasht” hard by us,and you’re probably another one of his idiotic mooks anyway so it’s pointless to make it look like “the truth” or should I say “the fraud” has supporters here by posting in multiple accounts.

libertas
Guest

could you provide an english translation

Jmac
Guest
“U all got smasht hard by da truth dude lol. All da hier upz hav fellas fightin their fights, luky cuntz get a mint for doin it 2. Dis web place iz AWESOME:D ty linzie for showin me” Rarrr Hulk agireez! dey got smasht hard lol! I’ve never seen someone enunciate themselves so eloquently and lucidly in such perfect English! Anyway, aside from the very obvious fact that you don’t seem very bright, no they have not been “smasht” hard by the very pretentiously named “Truth”. All he did was provide one Bloomberg article that made dubious claims written by… Read more »
Johnny Derp
Guest

The thing is… He doesn’t
He’s nothing but a fraud working for malacanang.

He’s desperate enough to use multiple accounts in one IP address to make it look like some people are supporting him.

Besides, that bloomberg article reeks of obvious bias since it was written by a filipino who’s also biased for Mr. Aquino.

Jmac
Guest

Yeah, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there are people who actually agree with him. You can see some of them if you read the comments section in that Bloomberg article. There are after all the ignorant and the willfully ignorant; the latter being more pernicious. You have a handful of that kind in every subject and denomination, whether it be political, religious or whatever else.

libertas
Guest

facts are the enemy of trolls
debate a logical impossibility

joeld
Guest

The thing is, why would bloomberg publish rubbish such as this troll, “da toot” has posted?

If the basis for arguments and debates are sources like this then it would really be a game changer. God knows how many filipinos that article has idiotized again.

Amir Al Bahr
Guest
Let me just repeat what I said in that other blog, for the trolls to see: “But of course. When something or someone praises one’s master, it’s absolute and must be taken as gospel. When something or someone else points out a flaw, it’s propaganda. Plus, there is something automatically wrong with that entity pointing out the flaw: it is politically motivated, it is overcompensating for a tragic flaw of its own, it is paid by a political opponent, blah blah blah. What’s more, popularity is taken as a reliable indicator of validity. These peculiar mindsets have been present in… Read more »
Johnny Derp
Guest

Mr. Aquino definitely has a habit of suppressing the truth since he uses malacanang troll mooks to suppress it for him but unfortunately for them, it’s not working.

Gogs
Member

How can it work? Their president never did.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Exactly, but it seems that there are some filipinos that refuse to escape from the yellow “matrix” although more and more netizens are expressing their disgust on how this aquino government keeps screwing everything up.

Revelation21:8
Guest

This article was written by Filipinos, very obvious just the days before the regime of President Ferdinand E. Marcos, they used the streets, the media, and even connived with some unlawful Filipinos such as NPA and other separatist groups to put into chaos the country and to be able to topple the strong man and impose their ambitions that are full of delusions and deceptions. They are trying to impose in every Filipinos that they are the savior of the Philippines. What a jerk, that is why there are many Filipinos now living in delusion.

Revelation21:8
Guest

I mean the bloomberg.com article about the present administration…

Johnny Derp
Guest

The fact is that the international community now sees your president as an incompetent fool.
We have CNN to thank for that by the way since they have witnessed how incompetent he is in handling a disaster like yolanda.

Your days of trolling are numbered.
Better say your prayers troll.

Dodge
Guest

Of course his days are numbered. May term limit si ‘Noy.

Pretty soon you’ll be derping over Pangulong Jejomar Binay, Johnny.

Johnny Derp
Guest

Well, IMHO, binay could do a better job as president if he weren’t such an aquino asslicker but it remains to be seen if he can indeed be a suitable replacement

Johnny Saint
Guest

What else do we need to know about the Binays? Jejomar Binay has been an Aquino ally (“asslicker” may be an unfair characterisation) since the 1980s. And their deplorable behaviour over the incident with the Dasmariñas vilage security guards is more than ample evidence that the family is concerned only with their own interests, not the country.

Jmac
Guest

I don’t need to be a prophet to know that whoever will likely win the presidency in the next election will probably fuck it up. They can’t help it. The system and the agents of the system go hand in hand. Binay’s signature move has always been handouts. He has also made his name a household name among Pinoys. That’s why he’s so popular among the masses, and Pinoys are if nothing but a sucker for handouts, meaningless platitudes and name familiarity.

cynicjam
Member

Nah, he’s no better than Aquino in terms of corruption. Competent to run the country, maybe but definitely corrupt.

cynicjam
Member

This is in response to Johnny Derp’s post: “Well, IMHO, binay could do a better job as president if he weren’t such an aquino asslicker but it remains to be seen if he can indeed be a suitable replacement”

Johnny Derp
Guest

True, but it’s really a shame that he has corruption coming out of his black butt.

Beawolf Agatte
Guest

@The Lies este The Truth FYI ABias-CBN, Oinkuirer, Rappler and The Philippine Star are not only Bias Press but Bayad Press as well. They are the Propagandists of this Yellow Admin.

Chrissie
Guest

Argumentum ad hominem. Sign of a small mind.

Chrissie
Guest

That’s meant for soipekk: “okey lng un at least mer0n bany0 n pampalig0 nila!
mahirap n tlaga pag matagal nang d nkakaligo ang isang ta0!
tignan mo ung auth0r ng blog na 2…. parang hinilamukos s basahan ung pagmumuka.
pag niging kamuka mo n ung author ng bl0g na to yari ka! mgiging miserable ang buhay m0 kagaya nya! wapak!”

Johnny Derp
Guest

If that’s the kind of quality of the trolls that malacanang can hire then they’re better off not posting here since they’ll be slaughtered mercilessly by the GRP peeps.

Gogs
Member

Expecting a quality Malacanang troll is as futile as expecting quality local noontime programming. The only difference is the noontime program is easily smarter.

Hyden Toro
Guest

I would request that Mr. Mar Roxas would stand infront of a constructed Bunk House; for photo opportunity. Instead of a bag of onion on his shoulder. They can put a title at the bottom of his photo: “One million pesos Bunk House”.

We have a terminal illness of widespread corruption. All they do is steal. The “Daan matuwid” is now going to the “Bulsa”.
Where there is money; opportunists of all kinds will always be there. Politicians included. “Nakakahiya kayo” . Foreign Media is watching your thievery..

krokodil
Guest

Anything over and above a “Habitat for Humanity” housing model would absolutely be ridiculous. I think the bunkhouses is a step up sufficient replacement for those sea side squatter colonies.

These are absolutely better than check vouchers to motels given to the Katrina victims in the US or makeshift tents to disaster victims in Africa.

ross
Guest

When people are told that they are this and that over and over again, they end up believing it and remained, perhaps it’s time that good Filipino traits are highlighted. Harping perpetually on the negatives loses it intended positive impact. Endless negativity degenerates to rant that really only serves the ranters. After all, if change is the goal, they why keep stating the same things over and over again then expect a different result?

Chrissie
Guest

Typically Filipino….preferring to close one’s eyes to the truth and deceive himself that all’s well rather than face the ugly truth squarely and do all that can be done to root it out. A happy people or a happy-go-lucky people?

ross
Guest

There’s enough pain and suffering in the Philippines. Their geographic location already affords them natural catastrophes. Their political culture prescribes them man-made disasters. Adding insults to an already injured nation does nothing but says more about the vile nature of us all as humans.

joeld
Guest

So, what you are saying is, it is better just to feel warm and fuzzy about the positive things happening, and all those nasty, negative things will just go away overshadowed by the goodness of the humankind?

I do not have anything against being positive, all viewed in the right light and circumstance, but living in the real world, in the Philippines, it wouldn’t do anything. Maybe it would in your world.

Ilda
Admin

@ross

Here’s something for your to read:

Filipino voters should be blamed for the Philippines’ problems

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

But of course, ross. Filipinos are merely victims of their circumstances. They will never be able to change their destiny and take control of their own fates because they refuse to stop being anything else other than victims.

Chrissie
Guest

So it’s vile to rise to the occasion and to prod your fellow Filipinos to do something about their situation, starting with acknowledging that some things have to be changed? Your attitude actually explains why the Philippines has not progressed after all these years.

joeld
Guest

So you want more positive reinforcements to encourage? Ano sila, batang musmos? For the love of God, open your eyes! You are beeing robbed in broad daylight and you still want people to say, “ok lang yan, next time, huwag mo na gagawin yan yan ha, kasi bad yan. O eto pa taxmoney, tahan na, hayaan mo yang GRP kasi bully sila.”

ross
Guest
Dr. Jose Rizal, with all due respect, had eloquently devalued the people of the Philippines on his time: Filipinos are indolent, lack self respect, ignorant and so on. Of course, the masses did not denounce him for he told them that it was not their fault but the Spaniards. In return, the people had credited him for opening their eyes and the rest is history. Many continue to agree with Rizal and keep on stating what was observed centuries ago: Filipinos are ignorant and indolent. For them, the issue is so logical: being lazy and ignorant is the problem. Stop… Read more »
joeld
Guest
You better get your head around on what the article is saying, as it is aimed at the present government leaders. You could not even have quality education for the masses that you are speaking of since we have incompetents assigned to do that. Simple logic, idiot voters, get idiot leaders. That is telling it as it is. Good God, man, you do not want to people here to show the masa the idiocy that they have done or have been doing just so you can make it parallel with Rizal’s belief during his time? Are you leaving inside some… Read more »
Chrissie
Guest
Ross, Rizal did not devalue the Filipino people when he said that the Filipinos during his time were ignorant and indolent or lazy. Add to that, he also said that the Filipinos as a people love gambling. He said all these and more about the Filipinos, but that is not to say that he devalued the people. He just loved the Filipinos so much that he did not want to fool them by lying to them just to make them feel good about themselves. He dared being loathed by his fellow Filipinos just so he could help them see the… Read more »
WinterSoldier
Guest

“Tal pueblo, tal gobierno.’ -Jose Rizal

What’s your point?

Yawn
Guest

Surprise, did anyone really expect anything else from a substandard country?

Johnny Derp
Guest

A half assed construction job from a half assed president is expected.
He has less than 2 years remaining in his term but I honestly don’t think that he’ll survive his term till 2016 since a lot of his lies are already unravelling and a lot of people are already dis-illusioned from 4 years of a half assed performance from this president.

Gerry
Guest
Awright YAWN, Well said! It seems that the Filipino somehow imagines that the next time there is an election that there will be a chance that their lives will improve because they have finally found the President that is going to change the country! Even after the last 25-50 years of election after election of the same bullshit happening time after time after time…the Filipino still clings to that SINGLE INFANTILE HOPE! instead of seeing the obvious and getting the fork out of the country(or getting rid of the vermin that have infected the country with a disease that is… Read more »
Johnny Derp
Guest

It’s already been 107 comments and not one of the trolls have answered the question asked in this article.
Why build half-assed houses for the victims of yolanda?
Where did the donations from foreign countries go?
Why are the trolls so desperate to protect their falling president?