Grassroots Participatory Budget Process (GPBP): Malacanang’s new Pork Barrel distribution machine?

Now that Department of Budget Management Secretary Butch Abad is in hot water over allegations surrounding (among others) his being lead architect of the gazillion-peso presidential slush fund — the ‘Disbursement Acceleration Program’ (DAP) — purportedly used to fund efforts to motivate Philippine Senators to deliver a favourable verdict in the 2012 impeachment of former […]

What Does Jeane Lim-Napoles and President BS Aquino III’s Picture Prove?

About an hour after I posted the picture of Senate President Franklin Drilon with Janet Lim Napoles, my neighbor sent me a text message saying that it wouldn’t be unlikely that President B.S. Aquino would also have a picture with Napoles. After getting over the initial shock of finding out that my 75 year old […]

ABS-CBN News publishes ‘exclusive’ photos of Noynoy with Jeane Napoles!

Photos of Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III with Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scammer Janet Lim Napoles, have been featured in an “exclusive” by ABS-CBN News. It appears to be an Instagram (or some other photo sharing social media service) photo of Jeane standing next to BS Aquino. Malacañang after being […]

What’s Wrong With The Court of Public Opinion Judging Janet Napoles Pork-portedly Guilty

(Note: I urge you to check out, and if you so feel inclined, sign a petition on Change.org put out by Former Senior Government Officials Philippines urging the Office of the Ombudsman to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the alleged grave misuse of the PDAF or Priority Development Assistance Fund or Congressional Pork […]