Jejomar Binay is the Mutt to Beat

As much as I hate to admit it, Jejomar Binay is the mutt to beat in the 2016 presidential elections just because of the demography of stupidity in the Philippines to which Binay is the consummate pimp. He has been building-up his financial and political war chest since he was installed Mayor of Makati by […]

Pork Barrel has evolved from PDAF and DAP into something that is yet-to-be-named

Pork Barrel, the primary feature and, to many Filipino politicians, the whole point of Philippine politics is not dead yet. It remains alive, despite the crushing of its two biggest motherlodes, the so-called Prioritiy Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The embryo for the new pork is already baked into the […]

What is left for President Aquino to report in his 5th SONA to be delivered July 28, 2014?

Now that Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III is officially a lame duck president in the aftermath of a devastating Supreme Court ruling that rendered his financial brainchild, the notorious Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, what can we expect him to “report” to Congress on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) this month? […]

Malacanang gives former starlet Lani Mercado the time of day

It’s as if it weren’t an infantile enough act that Lani Mercado, Cavite Representative and wife of imprisoned Senator Bong Revilla would announce her plans to spitefully skip attending the 28th July State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III on account of her fears that she and Revilla […]

8 reasons why the pork barrel funds and other Presidential funds should be abolished

Rumor has it that there will be a campaign to try and convince the public that members of Philippine Congress need the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) or pork barrel funds to help continue the nationwide scholarship and medical assistance programs initiated by some members of Congress. True enough, two of President Benigno Simeon “BS” […]

Perhaps abolishing the pork barrel isn’t really good for Filipinos’ health after all

All quiet on the western front. First the outrage, now the quiet. Surprisingly, even the Inquirer.net editor’s curiosity was aroused today… But why was there no remark whatsoever on the reported involvement of certain legislators in the scam? Why the tepid—some say safe—response from the business community in general? What do the employers’ group, the […]

Lani Mercado, the pork barrel, and Filipinos’ squatter mentality

This is what ‘actress-politician’ Lani Mercado, wife of actor-turned-senator Bong Revilla had to say about the idea of scrapping altogether the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel: “Basta huwag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao!” Source of quote: PEP.ph. And we wonder why the Philippines is renowned for its beggar culture. To […]