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 […]

The Parasites of the City of Manila

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” Thomas Jefferson “Government is the only parasite stupid enough to kill its host.” Universal Truth “NO!!!” to Manila City Hall’s Oppression and Enslavement! “NO!!!” to the Increase in Property Taxes and Business Permit Fees! […]