Why comparing pork barrel scams and natural disasters during Arroyo’s and Aquino’s terms is ultimately pointless

2010_april9_noynoy_psych11Sometimes, you’ll see things on your timelines (FB and Twitter) that you don’t expect to. Apparently, a few people think that it is a worthwhile exercise to compare former president Gloria Arroyo and current President Benigno Simeon Aquino III (BS Aquino), in terms of pork barrel and natural calamities faced. But then again, should we really be surprised? Both the issues with the pork barrel and how Filipino society copes with natural calamities have been persistent issues for years.

With regards to the pork barrel, comparisons between the two presidents started coming up especially after the latest Commission on Audit (COA) report was released. What critics of BS Aquino’s government seem to have noticed is that the report covered only the period from 2007-2009, which coincide the last three years of Arroyo’s term. “Why was the period from 2010-2013 not covered?”, asks, for example, the Daily Tribune.

If you remember, though, one of the responses Aquino had, when outrage was first gaining momentum, to direct everyone’s attention to the fertilizer scam that supposedly happened during Arroyo’s time. However, he did not mention the P10 billion figure, instead he used the P90 million figure associated with a bogus deal of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

With such responses, one would get the impression that BS Aquino is trying to say that compared to Arroyo, he’s not as bad and therefore there’s nothing to worry about under him. However, doesn’t that miss the point? A scam is a scam regardless of the amount, and that something still happened despite it already being well into BS Aquino’s term tells us that either he hasn’t been effective in controlling corruption, or that he’s actually making it worse.

Now, speaking of the recent Habagat 2013, comparisons with Habagat 2012 and Ondoy in 2009 are inevitable. For data collection, for example, it would be appropriate to measure the amount of rainfall, which is what scientists did. To elaborate, Ondoy dumped 455 mm, Habagat 2012 472 mm, and Habagat 2013 600 mm, according to the report.

If you ask me, the only trend I can see is that it’s getting worse; but we didn’t really need to know the amount of rainfall dumped to conclude that. Although I haven’t heard BS Aquino directly say that Ondoy is still worse because it happened during Arroyo’s term, I wouldn’t put it past him to actually come out with a statement something like that in the coming days.
Under pressure on two big issues, it makes you wonder: is the Aquino government looking for more straws to grasp at in order to divert attention from how it responds (or does not respond, as may be deemed appropriate)?

Ok, so Aquino would like to believe that he’s still doing better than Arroyo. So What?

Ultimately, such comparisons between the Aquino and Arroyo administration are pointless. Why? Because the problems still persist, and the people still don’t seem to care that they do.

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BS Aquino had campaigned on the premise/promise that he was going to be everything that his predecessor was not. Yet at the start of his term he did not do the one obvious thing that would really differentiate him: abolish the pork barrel. Until now, he hasn’t, after making that statement he added that disbursements would be suspended until a probe by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is completed.

If he eventually does get to abolishing the pork barrel, then it will perhaps be one of the best things he’ll ever do as President. Why relinquish control over the one thing that gives him control of both houses of Congress? Because it’s the right thing to do, if, indeed, “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap.”

No matter how much BS Aquino would like us to believe he was justified in axing the Laguna Lake Rehabilitation Project because it was “tainted with corruption”, it only served to further highlight how incompetent and narrow-minded he was. First off, it showed that: more than the merits of the project, that it was associated with Arroyo was the apparent prime consideration in canceling it, and thus depicted a vindictive and narrow-minded way of thinking. Second, by dismissing the project as one that would “just dump silt to be recovered to another portion of the lake”, he showed an unwillingness to listen to advice from experts in a field wherein obviously he is not one.

The project above is just one casualty. There was another P1.9 billion in flood control projects also cancelled by BS Aquino, seemingly arbitrarily.

Mr. President, whatever flood control plans you have for the nation, they were needed yesterday.

The Filipino people, however, are not blameless either. They are, to a certain extent, responsible too for why things turned out the way they did. And the problems are getting worse. I’m not going to say “before they get better.” Why? Because if Filipinos keep repeating their insanity over and over, it’s definitely not going to get any better.

Whoever between Arroyo or Aquino did less damage, the significance of it all shrinks when put side by side with the gross negligence that the Filipinos have been practicing towards electing their leaders, keeping them accountable, taking care of their surroundings, and generally practicing discipline and restraint as a people.

With that in mind, should we expect to see the same scandals and catastrophes in the coming years, even beyond BS Aquino’s term? What will it take to finally wake Filipinos up and realize that “we have a problem”?

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73 Comments on “Why comparing pork barrel scams and natural disasters during Arroyo’s and Aquino’s terms is ultimately pointless”

  1. Noynoy lacks the maturity to make an apples to apples comparison. All he ever cared about is looking better than Gloria. By hook or by crook. Someone like that tends not to priotize the proper things .

    1. He is better than Gloria even before he was proclaimed president. It is seen by his performance in the government now.

      1. TROLL.

        3 years and still NOTHING. Please stop this propaganda crap and do something new, will ya? Or maybe I’m just talking to a robot… 😛

        Only Yellow Zombies like you who would said that. Take your PROPAGANDA somewhere else. 😀

        1. Troll
          This is 3 years is nothing
          -Peace & Development in Mindanao
          -10 billion scam and other scams being exposed, and accused being hunt
          -Gloria under house arrest
          -Gloria cronies impeach
          -Angelo Reyes took suicide because of guilt
          -Credit ratings getting well
          -Corruption is being cleaned
          -Projects for development were under construction
          -Peso getting stronger and stronger
          -Fuels getting cheaper slowly

          Of course you won’t wont feel it Winter Soldier. Get a life first.

        2. @punta

          TROLL FAIL

          Obviously, you are completely brainwashed by the yellow media. That’s what they want you to be. Unfortunately for you, that no one will believe your lies.

          Fact is that your president has done diddly squat. Those “achievements” that you mentioned are not worth bragging about.
          3 years have been wasted in prosecuting his political enemies and lining his kkk’s pockets with wealth.

          Of course,you won’t be replying because everything that I’ve said is true.

          You lose.

        3. @ punta

          Idiot!

          Wake up!

          1. He is part of the 10 Billion scam
          2. Gloria hasnt been proven guilty of any charges up to now.
          3. Corona was just removed from office for his own interests.
          4. Watda…..
          5. Feed your family some credit ratings. Tell that to those jobless people…millions of them.
          6. Corruption is worse than ever
          7. He, in fact cancelled projects which could have helped a lot, especially in alleviating floods.
          9. You think that’s good? Tell that to all the OFWs who are among the ones keeping the Philippines afloat.
          10. Last time I was there a liter of Diesel cost 44 pesos. It used to be 35 only.

          Idiot!

        4. Punta is a Yellow Troll just like the robot siomai:

          This is 3 years is nothing

          -Meh. How come sooner? Let’s see if the rest of Mindanao are at it.

          -And that includes the CURRENT administration. Your point?

          -Gloria under house arrest. And for what? Most of the cases against her are based on HEARSAYS and she is acquitted one by one.

          -Right, and instead of a fair trial, those supposed ‘cronies’ got a TRIAL BY PUBLICITY while Abnoy’s cronies just got a pardon and never tried.

          -Angelo Reyes Angelo Reyes DENIED the allegations against him, up until the very end.Actually, yes, he did confirm in so many words that there was corruption in the AFP but that he himself wasn’t corrupt. He basically said that the whole system is rotten, which is true, since time immemorial. However, nothing about that statement points to GMA specifically. That’s totally EMO of you.

          -Credit ratings getting well is a FRAUD. The economy is still in the dirt due to our flawed economic policies.

          -Corruption is still there. And it’s still worsening, especially about the 10 billion pork barrel scam, which is also a source of corruption. Not to mention the SYSTEM as well.

          -Yep, and you’re fine about cancelling the previous admin’s projects. So what’s the point?

          -Peso getting stronger and stronger? SO WHAT?

          -Um, you should commend the private companies for that, not Noynoy.

          Of course you won’t wont reply back because what I’ve said is 100% TRUE. I state FACTS using CRITICAL THINKING while yours is just PURE PROPAGANDA.

          Get a life first because you’re nothing but a CON ARTIST. A REAL LIFE FRAUD. 😀

        5. Why am I not surprised of the malacanang troll’s silence whenever we totally DESTROY their pathetic propaganda?

          Yellow totally suits them since they are complete COWARDS.

        6. -Peso is getting stronger and commend to private companies? Well maybe Trust rating is getting better and better. -About the 10 Billion Scam, so it just happened under his administration? We’ll a lot of corruption has being seen under his administration, and your corrupt bosses are getting caught.
          -Peace in Mindanao, lets see if the rest of Mindanao had it, well if you dont trust your own countrymen. I’d work for it, there are still rebel groups and you know its not that easy to eliminate them. And this peace process is not even funded by our government. This project is funded by JICA.
          -Projects from the previous admin were being cancelled, of course they should be. Why? Because these projects were not feasible. Are there projects passed in geohazard mapping, no. Then why should it be built? Only for corruption?
          -Credit rating is a fraud and the economy is still in dirt, yes, maybe it’s still in dirt but the good thing is.. Its moving forward.
          -Gloria Arroyo’s corruption, now just hear says? Come on Troll Harder.

        7. Nope, still won’t make a difference since what you’re posting is still propaganda.

          Your arguments are weak just like your president.

          TROLL HARDER

        8. Propaganda? I’ve work for both President’s Projects but I dont work for the government. I work from a private company. I knew a lot of their projects specially in mapping and planning and development cause I’m a remote sensing specialist. Well, I defend the president cause he’s a good one and I knew that our country is moving forward. A lot of people may see it but you experts dont but at least I know were at the majority. I have a lot of friends, former school mates, friends from work, neighbors, acquaintances and no one even like Gloria Arroyo. When you talk about Gloria your topic must be corruption. You can ride a cab were drivers usually here am stations and talk about gloria and you’ll talk about corruption.
          We’ll I don’t work like you Johny Derp and Winter Soldier. I dont earn my money in replying in every post that were favoring our President unlike that you do. Well hope your boss would give you a bonus.

        9. Punta,

          Please specify exactly what makes you think “the president is a good one” and why “you know that our country is moving forward”

          I have a lot of friends, former school mates, friends from work, neighbors, acquaintances and no one even like Gloria Arroyo. When you talk about Gloria your topic must be corruption. You can ride a cab were drivers usually here am stations and talk about gloria and you’ll talk about corruption.

          Just because it is a popular idea to link Gloria to corruption, does it automatically indicate that this idea is necessarily right?

          We’ll I don’t work like you Johny Derp and Winter Soldier. I dont earn my money in replying in every post that were favoring our President unlike that you do. Well hope your boss would give you a bonus.

          What’s with the assumption that people who write criticizing the President are in it for the money? Well. that’s such a typical Pinoy assumption to make, because then again that’s one of the only very few motivations Pinoys could imagine having to do things.

        10. @Punta: And now you make assumptions that I’m working for my so-called ‘boss’. Cite me some sources and I will believe. Or maybe you and your friends are a bunch of idiots who know nothing at all.

          You keep on saying about corruption is solely on GMA but that’s sole hypocrisy if you ask me. You keep on saying that she ‘stole’ YOUR money (which is the government’s money to begin with) while you’re not surprised about Noynoy has the biggest pork barrel of all the presidents? Or how about Hacienda Luisita (good thing that it went under way)? And the reason why there is rampant corruption in the government is because the government was treated like a spectator sport. Just plain and simple.

          And you keep on bragging your supposed ‘credentials’. Your reasoning of cancelled projects is very weak. How about disaster-preventing projects? Yep, Noynoy also cancelled those. It’s been 3 years and still he hasn’t made a disaster prevention project. If he does, then it’s always been too little, too late.

          And yes, you are part of the majority. The majority of gullible fools who are brainwashed by the biased media. The majority who hates critical SMART people. The majority who are totally blind and also called sheeple. The
          majority of idiots who will love and follow by just a simple whim.

          Yes, you’re a TROLL because you’re also
          wrong about corruption. It’s not just PGMA. If he’s serious about it, then get EVERYBODY, including Abnoy himself. E bakit palaging nakasulat sa papel mo ay si GMA? Ang labas mong iyan ay BIASED. And ultimately, GAGO.

          bakit nakasulat palagi sa papel mo ay si GMA?

        11. Haha, this idiot thinks im working for someone. Nope, it seems that you are still in denial.
          Is that really all you guys from malacanang can do now? Is that all you have to throw at us?
          Pathetic

          Ironic that you have proven yourself to be another stupid troll like your fellow idiot, siomai

          TROLL HARDER

        12. @ Winter Soldier – Do I have to site you a sources if you in yourself already knew who you are. Do you question yourself for you to believe?

          I never say corruption is solely on GMA. Why there’s a lot of corruption here in our country. She have a lot of people. Oppositions and the Majority members have corruption. Most of the people get into politics to do business not public service. Noynoy has the biggest pork barrel from all the president, well so what? Do the accounting and if there’s corruption impeach him or wait for the next president to do his turn to bar him. But right now, all of the accusations are just allegations. Why not look and site evidences. Hacienda Luisita, woah! Do a part owner have to deal with it. How about the other owners of it. The one with the most number of stocks.

          I brag regarding my credentials, not. I just said who am I cause all your replies is that I’m trolling. Disaster preventing projects being cancelled and my reason is very weak? Well you must have not yet know what geohazard mapping is. If these disaster preventing projects wont prevents that much of a disaster then why build it, Its just a waste of fund. Well better build something more worth it where disasters would really be prevented. In 3 years he have’nt build? actually its already moving forward. You can see houses in the esteros in Metro Manila being demolished while people getting paid. There are projects in Mindanao that constructions getting started to avoid flood. You dont see it because your world is so big here inside the net.

          Yes you are a part of the minority, and the smart people as you say, where the smart people most of the time robs you without you knowing it.

          I’m a troll? No I’m not, I dont have to. I can take care of myself and feed my family well who ever the president is. I’m wrong about corruption of GMA? No I’m not. As everybody saw how their wealth magically grows, from who they were before and who they are now. From how obsess is she in being in power to hold the presidency to help the Filipino people.

          Bakit palagi nakasulat sa papel ko si GMA. First If you notice in my first comment. I only cited 3/10 comments that involves GMA. Second The topic is about her and Pinoy and after my first comment, I just reply on your answers regarding my first comment. so come on.

          Most of the people fear changes and development, All of the people dreams on instant success but we have to wake up and face the fact to do it one step at a time. Well if you people fear or dont want to step forward. Then dont drag us backwards.

          You think of me as a idiot, well, good for you. But that’s what we at the majority thinks about you too. Hope you’ll live with that fact.

          Ultimately GAGO? Very harsh words from a very smart man. Hahaha

        13. P.S.

          What you are posting is still propaganda.
          Don’t even try to deny it.
          It is as clear as the nose on your retarded face.

          Fact is that if your president was really performing well, he wouldn’t need to hire idiots like you.

          It seems that you are the one that should get a life and grow a brain.

        14. @Punta:

          Long post but totally misses the point.

          -Corruption is not only on one individual but a group of people or even a system. Actually you turn to a GIRLY MAN and whine about putting away one corrupt politician and not realizing the full lengths of the corruption. And yes, I cite Hacienda Luisita because despite of the process of giving it to the farmers, he and his family are trying to get away with it. And you’re totally wrong about pork barrel anyway.

          “I’m a troll? No I’m not, I dont have to. I can take care of myself and feed my family well who ever the president is. I’m wrong about corruption of GMA? No I’m not. As everybody saw how their wealth magically grows, from who they were before and who they are now. From how obsess is she in being in power to hold the presidency to help the Filipino people.”

          Of course, yes. I know there is corruption during GMA’s time but there is no corruption under Noynoy? What an idiot. That is what we call BIAS because he is also part of the 10 billion pork barrel scam, whether you like it or not. You are just EMO over an ex-president claiming she stole millions of YOUR money (when it’s the governments money to begin with. Taxation money ain’t yours son! You aren’t down with that? Complain about taxation without representation!) when she also was an efficient leader that kept the Philippines economy afloat, invested on its economic side and did what she could to keep the government from going astray as she wasn’t going to get any legitimacy as the transitional leader after Estrada. So in this system, she had to what she can to gain allies, even if it meant throwing money at them.

          “Most of the people fear changes and development, All of the people dreams on instant success but we have to wake up and face the fact to do it one step at a time. Well if you people fear or don’t want to step forward. Then dont drag us backwards.”

          Then you and your fellow idiots are totally ignorant if you ask me. Putting up the ‘THINK POSITIB’ perspective w/o looking critically on many mistakes is also dragging us backwards. So how we can move forward if most of us if the likes of you want a government whored out by media to placate everyone that it is OKAY and not look forward progress in politics and society but be part of a mediocrity?

          “You think of me as a idiot, well, good for you. But that’s what we at the majority thinks about you too. Hope you’ll live with that fact.”

          And out of millions of idiots, who are the majority, there are few SMART people who are hoping for a change. If that is the case, then the Philippines should be progressive right now. The majority, which you belong to, are easily fooled by what the media tells them, especially telling them that the economy is good w/o realizing the fact that we have flawed economic policies. Hope you can live with that fact.

          And yes, I can do harsh words. As the late Margaret Thatcher said: “Listen to what I say, not HOW I say it.”

          Laugh all you want but you can’t deny that you’re just another ignorant Pinoy pleb, like the rest of your ilk.

        15. @Winter Soldier

          Corruption is not only on one individual but a group of people or even a system. Actually you turn to a GIRLY MAN and whine about putting away one corrupt politician and not realizing the full lengths of the corruption. Yes just like what I say when you read the 2nd & 3rd sentences in my post. In Hacienda Luisita, well he’s just one of the owners and he wouldnt have much power if the majority don’t want to give their property. We all know the tensions in their family. We all knew that they were not united. In pork barrel i’m wrong, I dont know.. I might be, because the only thing I’ve said about pork barrel is that Noynoy might be the president who have the largest pork barrel. I’m bias, maybe a little bit. But as I remember if there’s allegation at the president well do the right thing. And you keep on talking about taxes, well i never complain in my taxes. No matter how small or big it is, I can live with it.

          You call me bias while you dont see yourself bias smart man. Your the one who talks a lot Gloria if you review your posts. Whored about media. I dont think so. I have more around the country from pave to unpaved roads, more than you’ve been. I have traveled in different municipalities than you had been and saw changes from what is good and what is bad.

          W/o looking on critically many mistakes dragging us backwards. Well the only thing that you have sited so far is about the projects authored by Gloria being cancelled, If you saw the pork barell as a mistake as of now, well I also wanted it to be removed cause its a source of corruption. The economy is good? Yes, I felt it. I know a lot of people havent felt it yet. How did I felt it. The credit rating and the trust rating from other countries can tell. The fuel that dont play that much unlike before. The development of metro manila even though its slow, but at least things were going to places one at a time. The peso going stronger where a lot of ofws getting mad about. Well they have to face it. Its one of the consequence in leaving the country but at least we are paying world bank for things we have to pay. For buying 2nd hand war armaments. At least now we already have unlike before. Well there’s a lot more.

          For you smart man, I know you never lose cause your smart as you keep on saying it. Run for public office. You might change the Philippines a lot better. Who knows I might vote for you.

          By the way I have a life and job to do, reply to you later.

        16. @ punta

          Remote sensing specialist? Really now? If the government really had you on payroll, then I am really worried.

          Can’t Malacanang pay a better troll?

        17. @joeld – To tell you the truth right now. Hope the government is paying me in doing this shit with you guys.

        18. @Punta:

          Another point-misser post, ladies and gentlemen.

          “You call me bias while you dont see yourself bias smart man. Your the one who talks a lot Gloria if you review your posts. Whored about media. I dont think so. I have more around the country from pave to unpaved roads, more than you’ve been. I have traveled in different municipalities than you had been and saw changes from what is good and what is bad.”

          And yes you are BIASED because you keep on demonizing an ex-president and yes we live in a government which is whored by media for so long. You went into paved and unpaved roads yet you are totally one-sided.

          “The economy is good? Yes, I felt it. I know a lot of people havent felt it yet. How did I felt it. The credit rating and the trust rating from other countries can tell. The fuel that dont play that much unlike before. The development of metro manila even though its slow, but at least things were going to places one at a time. The peso going stronger where a lot of ofws getting mad about. Well they have to face it. Its one of the consequence in leaving the country but at least we are paying world bank for things we have to pay. For buying 2nd hand war armaments. At least now we already have unlike before. Well there’s a lot more.”

          You’re just one-sided and never looked on the bigger picture. Your defense on the credit ratings went higher is very weak because Noynoy just hired Fitch Ratings to rate them and unemployment is still high right now. You said about peso over dollar rates being high and it made OFWs mad. That’s nice as you want to see your dumb kababayans starve BACK HOME than because there aren’t any jobs the elites can offer than the foreigners who actually HAVE opportunities for them and in some specialized cases, to GROW into their career. And the reason why most Filipinos can’t have millions of jobs is because of our flawed economic policies, which you keep on ignoring.

          “For you smart man, I know you never lose cause your smart as you keep on saying it. Run for public office. You might change the Philippines a lot better. Who knows I might vote for you.”

          Then there were the likes of Gibo and Gordon, which this country really needs; A CONCRETE VISION. It seems you are part of the dumb majority who voted for Abnoy who passed ZERO laws while in in congress and the senate. I tell you the truth: Nothing is going to change if we still run a system where familial last names matter and celebrities/athletes who get popular and pitch money to the poor to make things better.

          “By the way I have a life and job to do, reply to you later.”

          A better response is a NO. I say this because in the long run you will realize how disillusioned you are in the first place. And I tell you that you are totally wrong about corruption; not just on Arroyo but EVERYTHING about it. So as you keep on having a life and a job, go on and keep putting blame on the old admin as the new admin feeds off your anger and puts your money in their pockets while you are too busy being emo all over an ex-president.

        19. @Winter Soldier

          -Well self proclaimed smart guy, please revisit all my post and yours and open your eyes, I keep on demonizing the ex president while you keep on demonizing the previous president. Then I’m the only one who’s biased.

          Unemployment is still high right now. Well everyone knows that. I believe the administration is doing its job to lessen it. That’s why they have to get credit ratings and trust ratings high in order for more investments and businesses will open here in our country. For the OFWs, I never call them dumb. They just have to live with the matter that when Peso gets strong, their money will become lesser. Well I just cant live the fact that you wanted progress while you dont want our currency to be strong.

          I knew that Gibo and Gordon were good. actually for me, they were very good and I may not vote for Gibo but I always vote for Richard Gordon, in the Presidential, and even in the senatorial. I did not vote for Noynoy but I’m satisfied on what was running around right now just like the majority of the Filipino. Why? Compared to the Cory Aquino Administration, Ramos, Erap and Gloria. I felt like at this time, this country is not moving backwards. Progress might be slow, but at least little by little the country is getting near at what have were aiming for.

          For the familiar last name like celebrities/ sportsman. Almost all educated people of course wanted these people to lose. They have a large + in popularity but a lot dont have the wits to do its job very well. But we all knew we can’t control the vote of others unless you educate them.

          Regarding about the previous administration, I dont have any feeling of anger right now. What I felt happy on what is happening right now regarding on the investigations that were being done. When you feel justice is coming, you wont feel bad unless you were the accused.

        20. @Punta:

          “To tell you the truth right now. Hope the government is paying me in doing this shit with you guys.”

          Well, you did already. And that is none other than the typical emo nonsense known as the ‘anti-Gloria hate bandwagon’.

          Deal with it.

        21. @ punta

          The guys here have been sited facts which you answered unsatisfactorily with only your gut feel and your emotions.

          Now answer these if your, oh-so-precious president is really that sincere , what does he do with his share of PDAF and his own Special fund?

          Only after a clean scrutiny of his cost accounting can I bow down and say, “YES! DAANG MATUWID!!!!”

          This thing you call shit, has opened up more yellow minds like you than you think. And to tell you the truth….people here also have lives but we do our share enlightening people like you about the sham that is the Pnoy student government.

        22. @joeld – Regarding on your question, you know facts are not yet released and investigations are still being done. From what you were asking me, only the President can answer that.

        23. “I keep on demonizing the ex president while you keep on demonizing the previous president.”

          You’re demonizing GMA. And if you accuse me of demonizing Noynoy, I want to tell you just because someone is coming straight with what really happens doesn’t mean I am demonizing them, or however you want to refer to it. Problem is without electronic media, everyone would still believe in these hoaxes and exaggerations that are brought on by the oligarch media players. Only a few would dare question, read more into it and contest that claim.

          “That’s why they have to get credit ratings and trust ratings high in order for more investments and businesses will open here in our country.”

          And still, he Philippines is one of the countries which is difficult to do business with (due to our flawed economic policies) since they still forbid foreign ownership. And I care for progress more than lessening the dollar. Just ask Singapore and Malaysia. And please, the high credit ratings can be manipulated and if it wasn’t, it won’t mean nothing to the ordinary Filipino.

          “I felt like at this time, this country is not moving backwards. Progress might be slow, but at least little by little the country is getting near at what have were aiming for.”

          Refer back to my post and look on the blunders and blame games that Noynoy have made until now. If you ask me, I don’t value INCOMPETENCE. And it seems you’re a big fan of SUGARCOATING, right?

          “When you feel justice is coming, you wont feel bad unless you were the accused.”

          You can’t deliver justice with incompetence mind you. If there is, they have to do it RIGHT NOW. And never to rely on the pussyfooting that is which you’re a big fan of: trial by media.

      2. Performance? What performance?

        3 years have already passed.
        Where are the results?

        Don’t try to hide the fact that your president is a useless sack of sh!t like YOU.

        Of course, you won’t reply because everything I’ve said is TRUE

        TROLL HARDER

      3. Yeah he was so much better he basically passed a staggering 0 bills/laws in his combined 12 years in the congress and senate.

        1. Yeah, and he’s proud of being a HYPOCRITE and a FRAUD.

          Of course, you’re just talking to a ROBOT, not a real person. And robot have many dysfunctions. 😀

      4. Humaygad!!!! anyare? di kpa rin naggicng sabuayan kaya kita ng ihi pra gumicng kna sa katotohana na ang Presidente mo ay isang dummy….inutil

  2. Our current President and the last one has faults that only the blindest of their followers will deny. Right now the pressure is building up for the big day Aug 26. Will it just really be a million people or more? Will it just be a simple “picnic” or a revolution? And I’m not talking about a “People Power” kind. This can turn out to be worse since the nation got hit or is being hit by calamities as of the moment. The people will be hot tempered on that day. Now it is up to the President if he will continue to take his chances with the Pork Barrel. He will either abolish it or keep it with the promise of a some sort of stricter implementation (which is very shady) of its distribution. No. The Pork barrel has to go away and have it redistributed properly. The President and the Senate have no reason to be holding that amount of cash, anyway.

      1. Sorry, but Yellow Zombies like you are utterly pointless from the start.

        Yellow is the color of FEAR. Accept it or go home. 😀

      2. nah, only yellow zombies like YOU would be stupid enough to wear yellow which is the color of FEAR, COWARDICE and WEAKNESS which your beloved idol has frequently displayed in the past 3 years.

        Your argument is weak
        TROLL HARDER

  3. Why do I have this feeling that Pnoy will be hiding under his bed? armed with his ps3 and ipad like a village idiot.

        1. @siomai aka bida kapalmucka:

          YES! Because it’s all the SAME CRAP ALL OVER AGAIN! 😀

          Of you won’t admit since you’re just a real-life fraud. XD

  4. “Manila, we have a problem.”, uh…NO SHIT!!

    It finally seems that most people have figured out that all of the politicians and their cronies have stolen everything that has not been nailed down. BUT, its gone and it is not coming back, none of it! It’s GONE!
    So, how to stop the whole mess from continuing should be priority numero uno! Forget about elections, they obviously do not work. This situation is beyond any rationally thought out cure.
    Not much else left to do, except do it! EEH GAD MON if ever a country deserved to be cleansed and to make sure the thieving scumbags are not allowed to return, its this one. What a mess.

      1. W/o realizing the fact that the current president is also a crook.

        ABOLISH PORK BARREL.

        Of course you won’t admit that you are a HYPOCRITE because you love to DEMONIZE PNoy’s enemies, proving that you are a DEMON yourself. 😛

      2. What the president has been doing is hiring trolls like you. Where does that get us? Nowhere. Ricky, you can’t convince me for a second you feel fulfilled with your life.

  5. Come election time, are there quality candidates Filipinos can choose? Or are they more of the same? If so should the blame be on the voters, or those who failed to stand up.

    But most likely quality candidates are spit out or turned by the political system,if that case…

    1. The available people that we can vote for is on US. Reflection of people’s expectations. You really think this happens in a bubble?? Simple rule: baduy loves baduy. I can’t put it any simpler than that.

      1. So are they political exiles in the US, or just find that there’s more opportunity for them there in comparison. Probably safer too, if they go against the grain.

        LOL “baduy loves baduy”.

        Yes, unfortunately true good leadership is not fashionable any more, or just pay lip service to it. And it has been a while, I think Filipinos forgotten what it looks like.

        1. I meant us or US not USA. Face it , if you have brains, integrity and leadership you ain’t relating to the pinoy. If you are baduy on the other hand….

  6. Bad news or bad weather has pnoy aquino scurrying away and hiding like a frightened mouse, whilst he waits for his inept miscommunications group to come up with some lame excuse or somebody to blame.
    Pnoys insipid character and lack of backbone really is incredible.
    No wonder the aquinos have a history of treachery and cowardice.
    Pnoy aquino is clearly the appropriate leader for a nation of cowards who lets japanese rape their women, americans dictate their policies, and politicians steal their money

  7. But let us admit it, the damage dealt by the recent storm was lower than that of the previous president and will be more lower next year because of the construction of more flood control projects. Also, cases will be filed for those who built structures that block the waterways.

    1. Nah, still doesn’t hide the fact that your president didn’t do anything to prevent the massive flooding that hit the country…AGAIN

      Is that all you idiots from malacanang can do now?
      Post your excuses somewhere else since no one believes you.

      TROLL HARDER

    2. No, you can’t even admit that you’re just spouting more propaganda and that’s it. Cite sources, plez.

      Of course you won’t reply because what I’ve said is 100% true. Just admit that you’re a TROLL and everything will be fine and dandy, kid. 😀

    3. What? He cancelled all of PGMA’s flood control projects simply because they were authored by her. Otherwise, the nation would have suffered significantly even less damage.

    4. Ofcourse the damage is lower!

      All the other properties were already destroyed by the previous ones..

      Can’t really damage something that doesn’t exist..

      Dude we all know you’re just flame baiting.. you probably don’t even believe half the things you post here. Hell, you’re probably one of those people who keep clicking the third option in Yahoo polls which is equal to “I don’t care”

      You just love the satisfaction when people bite and the discussion turns to something else. It probably makes you feel important that some fine educated people here are affected by your posts. Or maybe it’s just enough that you actually get noticed here because you’re lesser than a shadow in real life. you’re that NOBODY in the office if you really have a job at all.

      But you see, you’re not the only one who’s enjoying. Contrary to your belief, we actually do enjoy bashing you and everything you have to say. You’re the outlet for our anger and frustrations.

      So if you think you’re rocking our boat, think again. There is equilibrium here.. we, the rational thinkers vs people like you. You are nothing but a clown, a comic relief. You can keep coming back under different aliases but you will always be who you are in real life. INSIGNIFICANT

  8. I just found it stupid that some filipinos still believe about the “aquino magic” “people power”
    bla bla. I mean you dont have to wear a yellow t shirt for godsake to make a rally sucessful. to make a rally sucessful is that all participants, must be united, and believes in one goal. what happened back in 1986, is not becuz of the color yellow, its becuz, they are united by the catholic church/ or cardinal sin, who used religion to unite people against marcos.

    1. As stupid as the claim by “siomai” is. What is stupider is Noynoy and Ricky believe that is a good way to spend taxpayer money. So we are screwed beyond pork barrel.

  9. Pee-noy aquino
    The rally on aug 26 will also mark cowards day – pnoy aquino will be ‘honored’ by pissing in the street.
    The bed-wetter and piss poor president pnoy will as usual be pissing his pants as his hypocritical facade crumbles.
    Yellow is the color of piss, and cowardice. Very appropriate.

  10. Trolls and real-life fraudulent lowlifes lime Punta totally missed the point about the late Angelo Reyes’ suicide. He never did it out of guilt. Instead, he denied it UNTIL the very end.

    Of course you wouldn’t bother because those liars are totally ignorant. 😀

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