PNoy wants to amend Cory Constitution to punish Supreme Court for ruling against DAP

After years of saying no, Philippine President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino has finally admitted yes, he is for the amendment of the 1987 “Cory” Constitution. That’s bad news for a lot of people particularly his supporters who insisted that “it is not the President himself who wants to extend his term; it is the people […]

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 […]

Philippine society grew dumber while #DAP funds channeled to Congressmen’s pet ‘projects’

Public outrage is escalating to fever pitches over revelations that the administration of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III (1) baldly refuses to recognise the ruling of the Philippine Supreme Court that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is unconstitutional, (2) refuses to release coherent details around the manner with which DAP funds were appropriated […]

The Disqualification of ERAP and the ‘Seat Belt Law’ of the Philippine Electorate

The Comelec, the Sandiganbayan and, most of all, the Supreme Court have either failed to fulfil their duties or shirked their responsibilities long enough with respect to the unequivocal and perpetual disqualification of individuals convicted of a crime to run for and/or hold public office, be it an elected or appointed post, whether or not […]

And Now It Begins… Philippine Politics Without DAP and PDAF

I felt like celebrating yesterday afternoon when I found out that the Supreme Court had ruled that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It’s like the knock out punch in a one-two combination, the first punch being the Supreme Court decision declaring the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel fund unconstitutional. Let’s […]

3 core principles that should define a NATIONAL-SCALE Anti Pork Barrel Movement henceforth

Seems the decision to hold the official presidential Independence Day celebration in Naga City, Camarines Sur was shrewdly-timed considering that a big anti-Pork rally is scheduled to be mounted in Luneta Park that same afternoon. According to an ABS-CBN News report, Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III used the occasion mainly to slam critics […]

The Anatomy of Guilt: Masters of the Philippines’ Big Lie

“The truth lies in the early actuations of the guilty.” — The Author The Case of Angelo Reyes Remember the initial response of former Defense chief Angelo Reyes when he was questioned by the Senate about the “pabaon” that Lt. Col. George Rabusa, a former military budget officer, accused him of receiving when he retired […]

PNoy shows he is also corrupt when he defends political allies included in Napoles Lists

When he is not playing the role of his party mates’ campaign manager, you can find Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino playing the lead role of their defense counsel. Yes, defending members of his inner circle, particularly cabinet secretaries who have been implicated in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam or pork barrel […]