Philippines’ extrajudicial violence traces roots to Aquino admin according to The New York Times

A New York Times article has confirmed what some of us have been saying all along – that the root of the problem in the Philippines that the current government is facing today can be traced to former President Benigno Simeon Aquino. It is funny though how it had to take foreigners to validate what Get Real Post writers have been writing about for six years. This is what they had to say about the previous administration:

But the true roots of the problem can be traced to the administration of Mr. Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Aquino III. That is because, experts say, the true cause of this kind of extrajudicial violence is the public’s loss of confidence in state institutions and its turning instead to more immediate forms of punishment and control.

Mr. Aquino, elected in 2010 on promises to support the rule of law and human rights, failed to fix the Philippines’ corrupt and ineffective justice system. His administration also faced a series of security-related scandals, including a hostage crisis in Manila in 2010.

And, perhaps most critical, Mr. Aquino was perceived as lazy and soft, unwilling to take the necessary steps to solve the country’s problems.

Frustration with the government’s inability to provide basic security led to rising public demand for new leaders who would take more decisive action to provide security.

The New York Times called former President BS Aquino 'lazy and soft'.
The New York Times called former President BS Aquino ‘lazy and soft’.
It is also ironic that while BS Aquino’s supporters share the New York Times article because it is mostly critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy on illegal drugs, they gloss over the part where the NYT writer blames the former President for his failure to crack down on the drug trade and his failure to fix the slow justice system. BS Aquino’s supporters also turn a blind eye to the fact that the drug problem became an epidemic during his term. His government was given a list of politicians and members of the military and police who were involved in drug trafficking but they just sat on it. They also tolerated the way convicted drug lords continued to operate inside the prison walls.

More importantly, BS Aquino also set a precedent for denying due process to his political enemies, which is why ordinary Filipinos have become frustrated with the Philippines’ justice system. They would now rather take matters into their own hands. This was what I wrote prior to BS Aquino stepping down:

The application of selective justice in the Philippines is the reason why Filipinos are getting increasingly frustrated at the current government. BS Aquino’s Daang Matuwid or so-called “straight path” only works for his friends and allies. No wonder Duterte’s vigilante style of justice has become acceptable to a lot of people. If the justice system is broken anyway, people think it is better to take matters into their own hands. They are tired of politicians like BS Aquino and Mar Roxas who say they are “decent’” but do not have any qualms about destroying people who get in their way.

Corona was never found to be guilty of corruption by a real court. His only offence was in the discrepancy in his Statement of Assets and Liability Net Worth (SALN), which by law, government officials are allowed to correct whenever discrepancies are found. Most public servants would be guilty of that but they are spared from the persecution Corona was subject to under BS Aquino and his minions. BS Aquino keeps bragging about being the first President to impeach a sitting Supreme Court Chief Justice. He couldn’t have done it without the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and pork barrel funds and a corrupt Congress.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand why majority of Filipinos approve of Duterte’s brand of justice. They waited for six years for BS Aquino to do something about the increasing violence in the country but they were disappointed. The media is only highlighting the killings now but incidence of drive-by shootings had become more brazen in recent years even before Duterte came to power. The people have become angry and helpless reading news about victims of rape, assault and robbery even in broad daylight perpetrated by drug gangs. To a lot of Filipinos, it is better that drug dealers and pushers be dead than innocent people, which is why they do not feel sorry hearing of people dying during police operations or in the hands of unidentified suspects. Some Filipinos even cheer when they find out drug dealers and pushers are killing each other.

People would accuse me of giving the situation my seal of approval. They are wrong. I am merely giving my own observation of what is happening in the country. I saw it coming. I am not entirely surprised that people are dying on the streets. Duterte did warn everyone that he would go after drug traffickers while he was still campaigning. Besides, life has always been cheap in the Philippines. The violence was ignored in the past because it involved mostly the lower classes. It is part of Filipino culture to ignore what is happening to others if it doesn’t involve members of their inner circle of family and friends. In the Filipino vernacular, it is called kanya-kanya. It is only now that there is outrage coming from so-called “civil society” because some members of the upper classes are now getting killed or caught in the middle of Duterte’s war on drugs.

In other words, some folks were in denial there was a problem to begin with. Again, that is the fault of BS Aquino who made people believe everything was under control. He was good at hiding problems or pretending there was none. This is why the news that there were city mayors who were coddling drug lords came as a rude shock to everyone. Even celebrities were not spared in the naming and shaming. If there is one thing positive about Duterte’s drug war, it appears that it doesn’t discriminate or favour anyone, rich or poor. Everyone involved in the drug trade is getting equal treatment.

The New York Times is saying that a culture of vengeful punishment is taking hold in the Philippines. This is nothing new. It has always been like that in the Philippines. It is still a primitive country pretending to be civilised. Most people don’t even understand the concept of rule of law. If they did, they wouldn’t have tolerated how BS Aquino treated his political enemies even back then.

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79 Comments on “Philippines’ extrajudicial violence traces roots to Aquino admin according to The New York Times”

  1. The Hacienda Luisita Massacre; the Mamapasano SAF massacre; the Luneta Chinese Tourist massacre; etc…are Aquino’s fault…people were massacred and Aquino with his buddy, Mar Roxas , just sat there and did nothing !

    How did the Drug Lords and the Chinese Triad Drug Mafia crime syndicate, became very powerful in the Philippines ?

    The cahoots of Aquino, like that whore, De Limas, who was his Secretary of Justice was their protector. Many of those in the Aquino circle were Drug lord protectors , and were on the payroll of the the Chinese Triad Mafia crime syndicate…

    Governors, Mayors, high ranking Police Officers, Prison Guards…became Drug Lords and Drug Traffickers !

    De Lima was seen partying with Drug Lords , inside the National Bilibid Prison.

    Now that the Drug Lords and Traffickers are being killed. De Lima is shouting : “Human Rights !”…

    Aquino himself , may had been involved with the Chinese Triad Drug Mafia crime syndicate. His mother, Cory Aquino, is half Chinese, by the name of :Cojuangco.

    So, I am not surprised why Aquino and Mar Roxas, with De Lima, were sitting on their hands; while the Shabu Drug Trade flourished in our country…

    1. Porky Drilon, Honorado, Lag lag Bala Abaya, the crook Police Purisima, Trillanes, etc…may have connections with the Chinese Triad Mafia Drug crime syndicate !

  2. what atrocities during martial these yellowtards yacking about? atrocities on communist who wants to throw away pilipinos Motherland? there’s no ordinary citizens complaining about martial, in fact they liked it ‘cuz it’s peaceful and safe. is there anything to say sorry to these communist?

    by the way, why the aquino’s don’t want to give up hacienda luisita? they know it’s not theirs. maybe the loot of antonio luna still hidden there? carts of golds and silvers, how could they get it out of there? it’s still there somewhere for sure. maybe buried inside their residence. it should be return to the people.

    1. The gold coins and silver coins were the Bribes Gen. Aguinaldo received from the Spaniards; to go in exile to Hong Kong, then a British Colony.

      It was entrusted to Gen. Antonio Luna…then, Gen. Antonio Luna, entrusted it to his mistress: Ysidra Cojuangco (great grandmother of Benigno Aquino III)… The Mexican gold and silver coins disappeared, from the face of the Planet Earth, in the custody of that Ysidra Cojuangco…It is possible that those silver and gold coins were buried somewhere in that Hacienda Luisita ! It is worth in U.S. Billions of dollars now ! Its numismatic value, for coin collectors, make them worth even more.

      Those silver and gold coins, belong to the Republic of the Philippines ! Not to the Aquinos and Cojuangcos ! They stole them !

      1. If it is true anyway, it will remain there. That is the asset now of Philippine soil it will remain there when they are all dead. No body can use it or can profit it. It remain deposits forever.

    2. @re-TARD,Marcos was a thieving SCUMBAG who locked up anyone he perceived as a threat to his criminality. NO ONE was trying to ‘THROW AWAY’ the county because Marcos was busy raping it for him and his cohorts. Everyone knows this and no matter how you try YOU can’t rewrite history.

      1. Unfortunately, you’re clueless.

        30 years ago, there was just one plunderer. Today, there are plunderers left and right that if you total what has been plundered for 30 years, that one plunderer 30 years ago now looks like an amateur. The national budget during the military rule looks like peanuts now compared to the three Trillion budget of today. And yet, they trumpet that Yellows are of Daang Matuwid. Indeed, a lie that is repeated often enough becomes a truth.

        1. LOL! That is funny, Bomb’s Away, using Aeta’s stupid comment to show their loyalist support for a thief like Marcos. Marcos was the biggest plunderer in Philippine history. No other Filipino politician will ever beat his record!

        2. LOL! That is funny, Bomb’s Away, using Aeta’s stupid comment to show their loyalist support for a thief like Marcos. Marcos was the biggest plunderer in Philippine history. No other Filipino politician will ever beat his record!

          And what’s funnier is that you have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re just basing your comment on hate, not reason. Hate to say this, but your clueless.

          I mean, smuggling alone in the last 6 years is in the trillions. That is totally controlled by one then KKK sitting in the Palace. Just a conservative ad valorem of 10%, that is already 100 billion of taxes gone. I am talking very conservatively.

          Actually, there are already estimates that show corruption in the 30 years after 1986 is five times the 20 years prior to 1986. Also estimates that PNoy’s KKK more corrupt than GMA. So Teddy Locsin, Jr. is right about the fact that post-EDSA presidents made Marcos more of an amateur.

          Please, stop with this ‘appeal to the emotions’ crap. You’re showing how much of an idiot you are.

        3. @David:

          *facepalm* You’re now using usernames of GRP writers to continue on your TROLLING antics. That’s so low, son.

          inb4 DELETION of spam comments like yours.

        4. What’s the matter DIO, you and your fellow GRP writers are still afraid to hear the truth that you’re all one-sided?

        5. What’s the matter DIO, you and your fellow GRP writers are still afraid to hear the truth that you’re all one-sided?

          That people who do not share your views have to keep changing screen names and emails just to be heard, DIO.

          Do you think character assassinations will get you anywhere? And also, yours is not truth either since YOU are also one-sided. And no, I’m not a writer for GRP, more like I’m just a commenter unlike you trollfags and spammers.

          What’s the matter, trollfag? You and your fellow trollfags still afraid to hear the truth that you’re a trollfag who loves to seek attention? Please, don’t stoop so low. You’re better than that. Perhaps not…

        6. ^Spoken like a true TROLL.

          Just because I have a neutral POV doesn’t really mean I am a Marcos loyalist. Nice assumption, son. Unfortunately, you’re now becoming the one you trying to accuse. And I will just relax if you stop your trolling antics and set your priorities for once.

        7. Nobody on GRP has a neutral POV, even for a Simpleton like you, DIO. Your brain might be on neutral (pause) most of the time, and will readily take your cue from the moderators of this site on when to jump, sit, and bark so your screen name won’t get deleted; but, I am very sure you don’t have a neutral POV. You’re a well-trained guard dog, DIO, that will attack any non-Marcos supporters. That’s what your brain is designed to do.

        8. Nobody on GRP has a neutral POV, even for a Simpleton like you, DIO. Your brain might be on neutral (pause) most of the time, and will readily take your cue from the moderators of this site on when to jump, sit, and bark so your screen name won’t get deleted; but, I am very sure you don’t have a neutral POV. You’re a well-trained guard dog, DIO, that will attack any non-Marcos supporters. That’s what your brain is designed to do.

          *sigh* Are we going to do this again?

          I’m referring more to the TROLLS and SPAMMERS who are lurking on this site. And no, all you do is to spread your douchebaggery here by calling anyone who disagree with you as a Marcos loyalist/supporter. The problem with people like you is that you only use ‘appeal to the emotions’ to put up every single argument here.

          And please, how can I be a simpleton if I’m not as one-sided as you are? Unfortunately, the non-Marcos supporters are the ones who are doing the attacking since they act as crybabies instead.

          Does that ring a bell to ya?

        9. DIO is so immersed in lies about his country that he doesn’t know what to deny anymore. GRP is his only version of reality.

  3. i just can’t recall exactly which airport in the visayas mar roxas was apprehended carrying shabu. not sure if it’s in capiz. president duterte knows this for sure. it was published in the newspaper years ago. mar and his brother were both drug addicts. there must be the likes of pablo escobar in the Philippines.

      1. Lots of Pablo Escobars in the Philippines—complete with money, drugs, weapons, and a small private army to protect them. Just ask Ilocos Sur’s Chavit Singson.

        1. @Aets,Who are YOU kidding(besides yourself?).The drugs in the Failippines are fake pseudo-ephedrine and it is sold, generally , by the P1000 avg. sale! Escobar was dealing in TONS of REAL drugs to a much wealthier market .There isn’t a DRUG-DEALER in the entire country that comes close to the kind of weight and finances that PABLO ESCOBAR dealt. Yet another idiotic delusional statement by the moron himself,Aeta.

  4. I agree with the analysis of the New York Times as to why we are where we are now. As to the view that “Pres. Noynoy was perceived as lazy and soft, unwilling to take the necessary steps to solve the country’s problems.”, there’s no question, especially the ‘soft’ side that the perception has basis on solid ground.

    Among others, Pres. Noynoy was not really viewed as one to have manly or macho image compared with a Fidel Ramos or Erap Estrada or even Duterte himself. Actually, he’s really ‘soft’. Aside from not belonging to the type of those leaders I mentioned, Aquino has to operate on the assumption that he’s the opposite of Ferdinand Marcos, his family’s personal nemesis, another leader that has a strong-man image.

    Did Aquino contributed to the prevailing environment in the country. Yes.

    In fact, Aquino’s weakness has led to the perception that he and Mar Roxas, his presidential pick, has the same kind or brand of leadership. In effect, it lessens Roxas’ appeal with the voting public justifying the view that under a Roxas administration they will get the same soft approach to the problems as what Aquino has given them.

    However, the story does not stop there. While I agree with the aggressive approach of the current administration on the drug problem in the country we also have to keep in mind that we have to have other options than the “kill’ option we have right now. We have to make our institutions work and at the same time promote the principles of the rule of law. We simply cannot just go from soft to hard and expect a positive result.

    Everything is really on the balance right now. No one knows what’s exactly is going to happen in what was seemingly a killing frenzy on the part of the government.

    1. Aquino is lazy and is mentally retarded. Aquino is suffering from depression and paranoia. What can you expect from a guy, who was brought up by “yayas”…who never had the experience to earn his living in a hard way, like the rest of us…

      What do you do with Drug Lords, who are armed and can shot at you ? Read their Rights ?

      In the Drug Trade, territories to sell Illegal Drugs are contested by Drug Traffickers. So, they shot each other…put a tag on their victims: “Drug Pusher”…to make us , suspect the Police did it !

      Some Drug Lords execute their Drug Traffickers, to prevent them from witnessing against them !

      Drug Trafficking is a very nasty business. Drug Traffickers are always armed to the Teeth. Not only to protect their territories; but to collect debts, from their customers. If a customer cannot pay…his/her brain is blown off !

      I am not writing based from experience…books are available on line; where you can read about Drug Trade in other countries, like America…

      1. Aquino is lazy and is mentally retarded. Aquino is suffering from depression and paranoia.
        ========
        You should realize that when you say those things about Noynoy, you are practically exonerating him from any fault. You are telling us that he has mental problem and sick hence he didn’t know what he’s doing.

        In short, you are acquitting him from any wrongdoing.

        Is that really what you are saying?

        1. @gnogid:

          Those who voted for him, are at fault. Aquino should be responsible for what he had done. He is in depression, but takes regular medicine. He is on the border, as mentally retarded. He know what he is doing…

          If you voted for him, you are also mentally retarded. If you defend him , as a YellowTard…then, you are also a YellowTard , who is on the border of being mentally retarded!

        2. Umm, I cannot clearly comprehend your analysis. What you just said was very clear. I was just repeating it to you and saying what the consequence of it. Aquino is mentally ill and very sick, as you said, and under our laws that’s an instance where we go soft on the accused for lack of mental capacity.

          I don’t think faulting the voters is a wise step to start laying blames. The New York Times’ experts were very clear, Aquino has been soft that led to lost of trust in the institutions. That practically pinned him down. On the aspect of criminal justice or criminality, Aquino failed to deliver that would have solidify people’s trust in law enforcement and would have put him in a position as to be seen as tough in criminality, graft and corruption, etc. And because you said he’s mentally and physical sick, that could be the reason why he failed to accomplish his mandate.

          Lastly, in the interest of proper conversation, let’s focus on issues, theory and position and not get too personal. More often keyboard warriors are the bravest in the world because they fight the ‘enemy’ while sitting in a swivel chair in an air-conditioned room in the comfort of their home.

          Don’t be like that.😀

        3. “Aquino should be responsible for what he had done. He is in depression, but takes regular medicine. He is on the border, as mentally retarded. He know what he is doing.” – 121Hyden007Toro9999.999
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          I agree he should be held responsible. But how come on the same breath you appear to be acquitting him for medical reason?

          If he is depress, takes a regular medicine for being on the border as mentally retarded, he would be exonerated by reason of mental incapacity!

          I think there is some confusion in that kind of theory. Go ask Aeta, he might be able to help you. Or not.

    2. Yes, the story stops there.

      Killing frenzy has been here long before PRRD took office. You paint your words as if the society was more peaceful and liveable then than today. No it’s not.

      The author’s words, “The violence was ignored in the past because it involved mostly the lower classes”, directly applies to you.

      Good for you if you had been protected all this time from ticking bombs of drug addicts who we do not know when they’ll decide to rape, rob, and kill. Most of us are not.

      We have been living in a hell of a country, but the playing field has just been leveled. Hell also now applies to drug fabs, suppliers, protectors, and the whole nine yards.

        1. @gnogid:

          Aquino is mentally ill. I did not say very mentally ill. You wrote that..not me…He takes anti depressant, and knows what he is doing. Otherwise, if he is very mentally ill, as you had said…he should be treated in the National Mental Hospital.

          So, if you voted for him, and defend him as a Yellowtard; you are also mentally ill.

          This is not personal…I am just telling the truth . If you agree with the NYT…it’s your business…I don’t agree with what they wrote…

        2. “Kill option”, “… killing frenzy of the government”, it’s all about these blindness.

          The EJK senate-hearing cannot even produce a credible EJK case considering the media have counted “thousands” of EJKs already. The first case presented was a drug-syndicate in police uniform cleaning up rank to sweep dust under the rug.

          How about the female nursing student who was stabbed 19 times inside her dorm by a drug-addict looking for money in her room?

          Was there a defined line between soft to hard in that respect?

          Or how about the police generals who were sacked by then DOJ chief because their investigation dug too deep and was actually on their way to knock on her door?

          Did they make our institutions work and at the same time promote the principles of the rule of law in that respect?

          Your words are full of concern over what had been there way before the international media, CHR, local press put a tag on it.

          Get real!

        3. Mentally ill or very mentally ill, what’s the difference? They’re both ‘mentally ill’. Susmaryopes, oo!

          You don’t agree with what the NY Times wrote? Then, you are the yellowtard! No wonder you are trying to acquit Aquino by saying he has no mental capacity to do what he did.

          Case closed. 😟

    3. While I agree with the aggressive approach of the current administration on the drug problem in the country we also have to keep in mind that we have to have other options than the “kill’ option we have right now.

      I just want to comment on this. You know I’m an ardent believer of upholding the rule of law but it’s naiveté to think that it will work at this point in time in our country where people’s brand of justice is upholding their own interest. The “kill” option cannot be prevented. When we speak of war against drugs it’s a war against dangerous people who have their own guns and would fire their guns at anybody who would try to stop their greed. Is why policemen/military also get killed. What law would work on people who would stick to the enemy’s side?

      1. I did not say the ‘kill’ option must be prevented. It is always an option. What I’m trying to say is, while we’re are doing the kill option on drug problems we should also keep in mind to impart to our people that our laws continues to operate in conjunction with our aggressive approach on the problem. We cannot just kill and produce dead bodies. We should also catch people and prosecute them.

        I do not agree with your “it’s naiveté to think that it (rule of law) will work at this point in time…” line. Nope. The rule of law must always be upheld and if there is impression or even belief that it is not working, the President, as the commander in chief, should point out the importance that the rule of law will always prevail.

        I tell you, it would be a dangerous and risky proposition to have a scenario where it impresses that the rule of violence and killings overrules the rule of law.

        1. The rule of law must always be upheld and if there is impression or even belief that it is not working, the President, as the commander in chief, should point out the importance that the rule of law will always prevail.

          I agree with you in this. But what I’m talking about when I say that the rule of law will not work, it’s intended for people who choose lawlessness to pursue their interest. See, the problem is that Pinoys are actually fearless that criminals, be it big time or small time abound. Fearless that there are more law breakers than law abiders. Also, the problem is that due to corruption in our government, military and policemen being under the command of corrupt politicians and generals some are even lords of syndicates, and them striving on bribery (and this goes on for so long), they are in general seen and put in bad light even though in PDU30 government they are sent to do their job and them themselves will get punished should they continue with exploiting people or corruption. Finally, it takes a civilized society for rule of law to work and people who, at least, fear or acknowledge that they will reap what they sow.

  5. Sana nag.professor nalang yang sina Noynoy at Mar Roxas. They’re better off teaching economics, history, finance, or whatever. Hehe!! Kidding aside, hmmm dba Noynoy is America’s biggest ass-kisser, kaya sobrang bango ng pangalan nya in the international community during his term, and I’m quite surprised that a US media published an unfavorable report about him. hehe

    1. gnogid:

      I have a regular job, and earn an honest living…whatever I do at home, and in the comfort of my home is nobody’s business…

      1. Hayden,

        I see you’ve noticed that, too, about gnogid. He/she steers the conversation away from topic and try to paint you in a bad light.

        Aeta

      2. I don’t care about your personal. I just pointed out to you that you are acquitting Aquino from any faults contrary to what the NY Times reported based on past events and thorough research.

        You implied that Aquino has no mental and physical capacity to understand what he’s doing. I was just telling you the implication of that theory so that you can explain why so. 😟

        1. [Revised]

          I know you don’t care about asking personal questions, gnogid. Next thing you know you’ll be asking for the writers/readers’ first, middle, and last names and try to use it against them.

          If that’s the case, then you can start with mine. My first name name is Ucann; middle name is Aeta; and the last name is M’sheyt.

        2. gnogid:

          You are the one acquitting him. So, you accept he is mentally retarded and mentally ill ?

          If that is your understanding, then so be it !

          We should bash the skulls of YellowTards, they are a nuisance !

        3. Before we forget where it all started and before the conversation gets to be hijack by those who have nothing to say, this was the initial posts.

          September 13, 2016 at 9:19 am
          “Aquino is lazy and is mentally retarded. Aquino is suffering from depression and paranoia.” – 456Hyden007Toro9999.999
          ========
          You should realize that when you say those things about Noynoy, you are practically exonerating him from any fault. You are telling us that he has mental problem and sick hence he didn’t know what he’s doing.
          In short, you are acquitting him from any wrongdoing.
          Is that really what you are saying?

  6. For the same reason MJ Veloso should be killed…
    Why this one as some right for justice, some presumption that she is innocent while some other get shoot without trial in the country? She just deserve what other suspected drug dealer pusher get…
    If she was here she would be already killed by police while “resisting arrest”…

      1. Maybe you have a strong connection or influence on this forum that is why your arrogance seems to not mind anyone. I just wish that we avoid those harsh words that doesn’t really help the conversation.

        Thank you.

        1. @gnogid:

          Maybe, you have a wild imagination, you are thinking too much of your retarded master, Aquino.

          I am just a common blogger here at GRP. I don’t even know the Webmaster…

          If you can talk sense, I will talk sense…if you are respectful, I will be respectful…if you want war…I will give it to you…Understand ?

        2. “Aquino is lazy and is mentally retarded. Aquino is suffering from depression and paranoia.” – 113Hyden007Toro897.999
          ======
          Okay, let’s talk sense.

          You wrote the above and I just reminded you that you are making Aquino innocent from any wrongdoing because you painted him as lacking in capacity.

          Since then, you avoided even to explain why you said it. If you think you went over the top and you really didn’t mean it, why not say so?
          😳

        3. gnogid,

          You invite harsh words with your gnawing writing style. You’re like a sore that won’t heal. You keep drawing other writers into your labyrinth style of circular reasoning that eventually becomes irritating. You’re comment is euphorically pointless that says a lot but really says nothing of substance.

          You’re basically an intellectual bore who thinks highly of your ability to manipulate with words and, when drawn out of your comfort zone, will retaliate by snitching on other writers and readers to have them removed from this site. You’re basically a risky writer to correspond with.

          I have corresponded with Hayden–as well as other writers/readers on this site–in the past without any problems; and, he will probably agree on my description of what kind of writer you are. So don’t get offended and try to get me deleted again. I’m only being honest.

          Aeta

  7. Strange how no one here mention how much the corruption was high during GMA time?
    Get real: corruption was there before BS, drug was there, violence was there… nothing change except that smoke screen of “drug war”… it is just hiding how much that society is disfunction, if functional at all.
    Justice system is a disaster from long before BS…
    And it will change at all even with DU30.

    1. @gnogid:

      What I wrote, I wrote…whatever your interpretation…it is your own !

      I do not explain anything to any YellowTard. If you are hurt, then…go to your little room and cry !

  8. did you guys watch the live streaming regarding the probe on de lima? it was suspended because they’re arguing if they have jurisdiction on the complain against de lima. OMG! de lima committed heinous crime proliferation of drugs inside the prison. is that not enough to have jurisdictions on the complain? i think these yellow tards at the senate, drilon and hontiveros, are testing what the reaction of the people if they’ll rise up in the streets or not. well looks like the people will decide on that on the streets if that’s what they’re looking for.

    1. If you read the article again, you will see that I provided a link to the original article. The excerpt that includes “Noynoy is lazy and was soft on crime” during his term is there. What “dishonest” are you talking about?

  9. Why of course, it is the same warlord culture that proliferated after World War 2. Only that the oligarchs have turned from being the rulers into the tools of the “new oligarchs,” the “enterprising” people who have found connections to cook their business with. You can bet the two Aquinos and their family were used in such manner.

  10. Dear Ilda. It needs a lot more then just words to bring the Philippines to the wright way. I like your article. But there is never only black and white. Be attentive, critical and neutral in your reports. Watching what’s happen in your country concern me a lot. Send you my best regards from Switzerland

  11. The problem lies to the people of the Philippines, not Ninoy Aquino. Without the people, Aquino will not become the president.

  12. Why is there so much media coverage on extra-judicial killings now compared to the Aquino administration, when the killings were already happening during Aquino’s time?

    Because these media reports are not really about the killings, but about propaganda. The media don’t really care about solving the murders, they are only exploiting the issue to destroy Duterte’s reputation.

    Here is the latest salvo: another high-ranking UN official has lambasted Duterte on human rights.
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/581256/news/nation/un-scores-duterte-s-striking-lack-of-understanding-of-human-rights-institutions

    Let’s hope Duterte and his communications team have realized by now that he is being baited, and he should not walk into the trap. These people are purposely trying to rile him up so he will go into another rampage and they can gather new explosive quotes and footage for another round of negative media stories.

    This UN statement has an extra element: the UN official is challenging Duterte to invite UN representatives to the Philippines to conduct an investigation. If you watch True Blood or Vampire Diaries, you know what this means. Vampires need to be invited in before they can enter your house, and once you invite them in, you’re dead.

    (Marcos was also trapped into calling for snap elections, which paved the way for his ouster.)

    Duterte should just ignore this latest UN statement so it doesn’t get extended mileage. It won’t be that newsworthy if he doesn’t answer it. He should actually stop answering all attacks and criticisms directly. What he needs to do is hire a more aggressive spokesperson who can beat back the rabid yellow attack dogs like De Lima, Trillanes, Hontiveros, and Lagman. Andanar and Abella are too meek and civilized. It’s time to hire a pit bull.

  13. There is NO DIFFERENCE between Duterte and Aquino. Everyone is cheering for this Neanderthal and he has done NOTHING about the SKY-HIGH ELECTRICITY PRICES, GOCC contract rigging to Politicl dynasties,Front running of the stock-market by Oligarchs,massive unemployment and RAMPANT POVERTY.

    There was never any difference and there never will be. Philippino’s are just to stooopid to realize it.

  14. The EJKs or the Philippine version of the war on drugs is just a SmokeScreen that allows the raping of the treasury, awarding of GOCC contracts to Political dynasties, the front running of the stock markets by the oligarchs and the speculative rigging of the energy marketl to drive profits through the roof, and yet, NONE THESE PROBLEMS are being dealt with BUT WHO CARES? It’s open season on druggies!

  15. The cause of the drug problem is poverty. No work, no income and no education so people turn to the easiest possible escape route – as a user of dealer of drugs.
    This should be the governments priority and to the credit of the last administration, they created masses of new jobs and investment.
    Duterte is able to do what he is doing now on the crime front simply because the last administration left him with a positive economic platform.

  16. Your observation and comments is exactly correct sir. The most pretentious and corrupt gov’t was the BS Aquino administration. The DAP and Yolanda funds was the worse corruption in the country which amounted to hundred of Billion of pesos. No less than Mr. Roxas the losing LP presidential candidate was in charged of Yolanda rehabilatation funds. The issue of extra judicial killing’s worsed case was the Aquino – cojoangco owned Hacienda Luisita massacre of poor farmers and Kidapawan massacre by gov’t forces. The mamasapano slaughters of our dedicated SAF police due to illigal and irresponsible decision of the Ex Pres. BS Aquino. Now they are trying the destabilize the Duterte gov’t so that their VP Leni Robredo can take over. They are truly GREEDY of power.

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