Riddle me this, why is there a need to televise the Senate inquiry on the progress of the investigation on the Cotabato bombing? Isn’t this about national security? If it is, then it should be basic measure that the less that the perpetrators know, the better.
“The public needs to see that we are doing our jobs”, justified a senator on the need to televise the senate inquiry.
I say, the only way that the people will buy that each PUBLIC SERVANT is doing their jobs is WHEN WE GET SUSTAINABLE RESULTS! Not the ones being sold at all forms of media!
The bigger riddle now is, why haven’t we seen the Senate investigating their own on the Janet Lim-Napoles issue? That would merit better mileage, so why not grandstand on that?
It was news in social media that the Senate should have held a caucus last August 5, 2013 armed with the probes from the Ombudsman, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Commission On Audit (CoA) so that they can decide IF they should investigate on the 5 senators and 23 congressmen implicated in the Php 10B scam, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT?!
Tyranny of the urgent?
I think not, this smells more like DELAYING TACTICS to me.
The scarier version of the bombing invokes of DIVERSIONARY TACTICS, in an effort to diffuse a “bomb” just waiting to explode. One that will scar Philippine history deeply. The rabbit hole goes deep in the comments section of the “mom and pop moments” blogsite. As posted by Anonymous:
“… Jimmy Napoles is a retired Marine Major officer and BFF with Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan. They are together in the failed coup attempt during the Cory administration.
…Prospero Pichay created the Asia Prime Energy Development Corp (Asia Star Power Resources Corporation) and Jimmy Napoles is the Chairman Of The Board. The purpose of the corporation is to become a front company in the energy sector in Mindanao as a provider of electricity and power. Funding for their “proposed projects” will be coming from PDAF of house representatives members based in the South. http://a-starpower.com/BOARD_MEMBERS_AND_OFFICERS.html
…Manuel “Mar” Roxas is implicated because of his cousin / relative Johnny Roxas, a former JLN employee. The two Roxas received gifts like cars and watches from JLN as an incentive for PDAF allocations and signatures of mayors in the Negros region.”
The inputs from Anonymous convulse with more big names and details. Details of the past, present and the future:
“… What JLN Group Of Companies do and their sub-companie, Jo-Chris Trading (named after their eldest child, Jo-Christine “Neneng” Napoles) – they use their foundations as the implementing agency for the funds of congressmen or senators. You see, congressmen and senators have budget, PDAF or the “pork barrel”, but these politicians do not have direct access to their funds and they can never touch it. So what they do is the politicians will create a project (common one is “fertilizer distribution” to farmers) and will ask DBM to set the budget. Then, there will be a public bidding to be held by DAR. The outcome of the bidding is already fixed and it’s Napoles foundation wins. The fund or SARO will be released through Janet’s foundation and the congressmen/senators will ask 70% of the whole amount. So if the project is 10M, Janet will give 70% of that. Usually Janet’s nephew, John Francisco Lim is the courier of the money, they will meet at Podium or at a parking lot. The money are stored in plastic bags or paper bags.
So, whatever is left from the budget, 30% goes to Janet. They usually cash-in the cheque they get from DBM at Landbank in Greenhills and the manager there is part of Janet’s payroll. Janet also need to pay the inspectors from COA and whoever is involved in DAR.
This is their workflow.This is what they do for more than a decade. This is how the senators and congressmen make money. This is why theses politicians have so much and working class filipinos almost have nothing. This is not only Janet’s fault. The greediness of the senators and congressmen are the driving point that keeps this system operating. It is also amazing that if Janet’s family and her company goes into trial, the people who will try them – judges, senators, congressmen, are also part of this…”
If all the implication doesn’t stir the Senate to conduct a hearing immediately and pull out un-doctored documents to clear the names and departments that were dropped, then travelers we all are, outside of Thebes just waiting for the Sphinx to devour us for our failure to solve the Riddle.
The PUBLIC has been asking for HEADS TO ROLL since over TWO DECADES BACK!
27 years since Edsa Revolution and all that has been delivered is posturing, like actors in a play that guise their motives so that their performance, regardless if it will sell or not, benefits all stakeholders.
All that we have seen are the changing of dirty hands from one greedy politician to another. Of late, even low ranking Generals have joined the high rollers.
Have we seen any big names on the choppng board in the last 27 years other than those whose fall were funded by the same high rollers?
Are we to see any of the incumbent and implicated with the corruption at the Bureau of Customs or the latest 10B Pork Barrel misallocation, axed?
I guess if there will be any proverbial “sacrificial lamb”, it will again be the little fishies swimming in the pond, the weakest link or the bottom feeders of the chain but NONE of the top brass experienced scum bags whom THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES KEEPS ON ELECTING, notable of the lot are those affiliated with the Yellow. They will again and always be unscathed.
Immunity as granted by a population deluded by good merchandising and ignorance, yet another riddle unsolved.
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