The notion of siring 38 children (“officially acknowledged” or as much at 72 children, including unrecognized ones) with different women is not only irresponsible but downright perverted. Hence, I couldn’t help but puke at the sight of the old man (Nardong Putik himself) cry on cue, looking the part of the beaten underdog, while his son defends the family “honor” with a litany of nothingness. All form and no substance, intended to elicit the sympathy of the ERAP constituency (i.e., stupidong masa). There is no honor in siring 38 or, for that matter, 72 children with different women. There is no honor in exploiting your popularity as actors (perverting the democratic vote) to gate-crash into the senate, where you are a waste of time, space and taxes. There is no honor in plundering my hard-earned taxes and there is certainly no honor in denying it to save your sorry ass.
Now that we’ve established that Bong and his entire clan are devoid of honor and are borne of seeds of dishonorable dregs, it’s worth mentioning that the only tinge of cleverness in Kap’s amazing blah blah is the use of the propaganda technique known as the “Big Lie.” The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 book Mein Kampf and it involves the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” Hence, he trumps-up his defense of the family honor when there is none. He denies any and all charges of corruption when there is no rational conclusion other than his own conviction. As much as I would like to credit Bong for this unusual blip of mental acuteness, the distinction would have to be given to his co-accused, Johnny, one of the masters of the Big Lie in Philippine politics, carefully orchestrating the Big Lie defense of the Trio Los Demonios (i.e., Tanda, Sexy and Pogi), completely, vehemently and repeatedly rejecting the accusations–a lie so colossal, they expect no one would believe they would have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.
The Big Lie segues into the supposed climax of Bong’s privileged speech–a “bombshell” implying P-Noy pressured him (Bong) to impeach the former Chief Justice Renato Corona–predictably designed to mislead and distract from the issue at hand. What our small-minded senator fails to consider in his earth-shattering revelation is the equally damning implication that (a) he allowed himself to be pressured by voting to impeach Corona and, true to the form of the most despicable “trapos,” (b) he extorted his pound of flesh from Malacanang in exchange for his vote–which he conveniently fails to mention. Besides, Junior’s pretend righteous indignation regarding that meeting with P-Noy, as if this was not par for the course in Philippine politics, wreaks of hypocrisy. Further, Corona was indeed a corrupt lackey of an uber-corrupt President (GMA) and he had no business being the Chief Justice of the Philippines. All in all, Bong’s bombshell turned out to be another nail in his coffin.
Admittedly, Bong raises one subject worth reinforcing–the President’s Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP for short. Most everyone agrees (myself included) with the recent decision of the Supreme Court rendering the Legislator’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) unconstitutional. It (PDAF) is a highly arbitrary allocation of hard-earned taxes and unnecessarily incurred debt used by legislators to perpetuate a political patronage system that keeps them in power and maintains their stranglehold on their poor and ignorant constituency (i.e., majority of voters). DAP is the same thing, except that (a) it is wielded by the President and (b) it has not yet been rendered (as it should be rendered) unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. So, in the spirit of fairness, kudos to Bong for highlighting the unconstitutional nature of DAP (just like PDAF), which should be seriously heeded by the Supreme Court and the President himself. The rest was just another disgusting display of weak-minded arrogance.
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