Cat’s out of the bag: Names named as various Napoles Lists revealed to public!

A GMA News report lists “13 incumbent senators and six former senators” and also included “one Cabinet member, Budget Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad.” The incumbent Senators in the list include Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Bong Revilla as well as… – Alan Peter Cayetano – Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano – Francis “Chiz” Escudero […]

And the massive national quibble over the content of the Napoles Lists is on!

As expected, the usual suspects are taking the top-management cue and mounting a massive online quibble over the contents of a bunch of name-and-shame lists, purportedly of members of Congress who’ve had “dealings” with alleged pork barrel scam ringleader Janet Lim Napoles, floating around. What exactly will these lists prove? Nothing really. What is at […]

The curious case of multiple Napoles List versions

We are amidst a flurry of multiple Napoles Lists — each with different sets of names — emerging from the woodwork! At last count there are four bozos holding such lists — former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, former whistleblower Sandra Cam, and no less than Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” […]

Emerging presidential candidates for 2016: a reflection of Philippine intellectual bankruptcy

See, this is why I continue to assert that the Philippines is an intellectually-bankrupt society. Well into the second decade of the 21st Century, Filipinos continue to fail to step up to the challenge of injecting a bit of innovation in their politics. For all the hoo-ha about “empowering” effect of “social media”, activism has […]

Noynoy Aquino gov’t appears dishonest and incompetent in dealing with list of pork barrel scammers

Trust is not a word you can associate with the Philippine government particularly the one headed by the incumbent President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino. His term has been plagued by accusations of incompetence, conspiracy and thievery from Day One. Considering many Filipinos still doubt the legitimacy of his Presidency on account of his win in […]

Demand for disclosure of ‘Napoles’s List’: Is the #ScrapPork Network a serious activist movement?

The clamor to have a document containing a list of members of Congress who allegedly had dealings with accused pork barrel scam ringleader Janet Lim-Napoles is growing louder, fueled by indignation mongering drummed up by both traditional and social media. Leading the charge is a certain “Scrap Pork Network” (or just #ScrapPork), a coalition of […]