War is now brewing between the Executive Branch of the Philippine government headed by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS” Aquino III and the Supreme Court headed by Aquino-appointed Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. This is a path chosen by President BS Aquino after the epic fail that was his public address last Monday, the 14th July where he took an aggressive position towards the ruling issued by the SC earlier that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was unconstitutional.
This is a war that promises to tear apart the fabric of Philippine politics. And this will be the legacy of the Second Aquino Administration.
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The opening salvo of the President following that 14th July declaration of war was his call to all “Filipinos” to wear the colour yellow in protest of the SC decision. Yellow has always stood for Laban (“fight!”) in the Philippines. So, again, it has become a war colour — not, as previously applied, against the perceived forces of evil, but one that stands face-to-face with the forces that uphold the rule of law.
That an incumbent president would encourage his subjects to wear partisan colours rather than the national colours reveals the deep malaise of the administration of President BS Aquino. Rather than unify his country, the President is driving a wedge through it. As I write this, winds and rains are battering the islands once again, and the legacy of several years of Aquino’s vindictiveness will soon be evident again — cancelled expenditure on critical infrastructure and services will be felt by the poorest of Filipinos as they battle the onslaught of power and public service distruptions and possibly floods and wind damage. But what is Aquino busy with nowadays? He is beavering away in petty politics conscripting a third branch of government to his “cause”.
The Philippines’ House of Representatives happens to be a hotbed of Yellowist hadliners loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan, and its members plan to go after the next supposed source of un-auditable public funds, the Judiciary Development Fund. Getting the House to kowtow to the President will be easy. It’s been done before, just recall the manner with which 188 of its “honourable” people’s “representatives” were bulldozed by a “furious” President BS Aquino into singing (without reading) the impeachment complaint against then Chief Justice Renato Corona. As such, the names involved in executing the President’s marching orders to the House headed by Aquino loyalist Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr will by now be familiar to most…
One of the bills was introduced earlier on Monday by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., the House justice committee chair, proposing the repeal of a Marcos-era law creating the JDF, described as the judicial version of the pork barrel.
Another bill was submitted last week by Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas, the House justice committee vice chair, who moved to transfer the administration of the fund from the Supreme Court to the Bureau of Treasury.
To be fair, Tupas does make a good point…
Tupas told a news forum Tuesday his bill was “not a message” to the Supreme Court. “This is a system at work, of constitutional processes at work. It’s a system of checks and balances. In line with the Supreme Court’s decision that some discretionary funds are unconstitutional, we have to look at the JDF.”
…which is perhaps something Aquino’s camp in the ‘activist’ and showbiz community should take note of. There is, as Tupas points out, a system of checks and balances inherent in the Philippine government. One just needs to work the system to get things done.
Suffice to say, 2014 will likely mark the end of all these discretionary slush funds. And that will ultimately be good for Filipinos who have spent the last several decades of independence watching like dumb sheep as their leaders and “representatives” stole them blind with a smile.
So, yeah, war it shall be it seems as no less than the President digs in for the “fight” that has become ironically synonymous to the Yellow shade he prefers to wear to the office everyday. That will be quite a show; something that will likely amuse the generals of the People’s Republic of China. The World Bank (WB), however, may not be as amused. The Philippines owes billions of dollars to the WB. So hearing from no less than President BS Aquino that this circus is likely to put the country’s development “in a state of paralysis” may not go down well. It may also undo international perceptions surrounding the country’s risk profile as a parking lot for investment dollars — which could ultimately undo all the “hard work” President BS Aquino put into propping up the Philippines’ credit rating overseas.
And unlike real wars, this Pinoy-style civil “war” is unlikely to stimulate any of the sort of economic activity and scientific and technological advancement that have characterised previous ones. Perhaps the only people laughing all the way to the bank coming out of this will be auditors, accountants, and lawyers who will likely be buried under mounds of paperwork over the next two years until Aquino steps down in 2016.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.
20 Replies to “Philippine President Noynoy Aquino starts a bloodless civil war over #DAP!”
Subjects???? Ano siya ngarod, hari????? What an asshole!!!
Typhoon Rammassun is similar in strength as Milenyo and I wonder what the officials have done now? NDRRMC website was last updated 5pm yesterday when I checked today 8am. And here they are busy from preparing for his SONA to polarizing the filipino people just to serve his own ends. Absolutely no concern for the country being shown here.
From facebook comments:
Juan Miguel Dela Cruz Yun follower lang nmn pinagsusuot nya… Di nmn lahat… Anu ba isyu don??? Kundi ka follower… Bakit ka magsusuot???
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Aaron Paul Interior eh ano po pinaglalaban natin?
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Juan Miguel Dela Cruz Yun nga tanong ko kanina ahh… Kundi ka follower.. Di wag ka mag suot… Ikaw ano ba pinaglalaban mo???
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Militaires Sans Frontieres ^ We’re just fighting for this country’s mediocrity and you sir are part of the problem.
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Juan Miguel Dela Cruz What???fighting for this country’s mediocrity… Eh karapatan nila yan… Kung gusto mo at ng tropa mo.. Magsuot ka ng pula 0 pink.. Ehh kahit saan bansa na may demokrasia.. Me part of a problem?? Hahaha im a good tax payer.. Ikaw ba nagbabayad ka… O isa ka lang din sa mga mangugulo sa kalye? Kanya kanya paniwala yan.. Wala basagan ng trip… Kung ayaw mo.. Wag mo… Mamatay ka ba pag nagsuot ng dilaw ang follower nya… O inggit ka lang tlaga??? Suot k din ng pink,,, haha ingettera…
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Juan Miguel Dela Cruz is an idiot. This kind of thinking is what got this country in deep shit. Same with all those who liked the comment. He could not even care to elaborate what he was wearing yellow for.
Must be one of Jigs’s comrades in being a malacañang asslicker. Stupidity is a common denominator in the malacañang internet morons group
And his bitching to us including me keeps going. He is still very delusional that his presidente de patola is a “god”. I read that he works at Singapore. Since he’s being an outlaw because he’s implying that pnoy is above the law, I bet he always break the rules and laws there at Singapore. Good luck at him if they will ever punish him by caning his ass. No wonder why the Singaporeans hated us Filipinos very much all thanks to indiots like him.
The despot of malacanang now shows his true colors in defying the Supreme Court. His attempts in trying to control and muzzle the SC are very apparent. He tries to remove fiscal autonomy of the SC! It is time for another genuine people power peaceful revolution!!! Bring out the red, white and blue! Rally to the flag and protect the Constitution!
RALLY TO THE FLAG! THE RED WHITE AND BLUE! DEFEND THE SUPREME COURT AND DEFY THE DESPOT OF MALACANANG! IT IS TIME TO SHOW THE DESPOT THE POWER OF THE REAL SOVEREIGN FILIPINO PEOPLE! CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TO THE HATED YELLOW RIBBON! GENUINE PEACEFUL PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION AGAINST THE YELLOW DESPOT!
Did BS really copy Der Fuhrer? From the Manila Times…
This is not the list I am expecting, very disappointing.
This is just a list of how they alloted the budget. The the more important detail is how was the budget actually used, how much was saved/short, is it already done/in progress, how many percent accomplished, and other pertinent info.
What is this report, this is rubbish? It might as well have been done by a fifth grader. Nakakainsulto! Is this really the best accounting they can come up with? Even my 8 year old can make a better list than these idiots.
The list is obviously sanitized. That is already expected from a government that sanitizes pork barrel lists from whistleblowers.
Aquino’s propagandists , who are mostly foreigners; copied the Propaganda Machine of Hitler. It was the brainchild of Joseff Goebbels; Hitler’s Minister of Information; who managed the Nazi Propaganda Machine.
After the defeat of Nazi Germany; Germans were taught to think for themselves. Before, all those that came from the Fuhrer or from the Propaganda Machine were Absolute Truth to the Germans.
It was some sort of “Brainwashing” ; like what it is done today in : North Korea, Cuba,… and other Dictatorial countries…
So, he has Tupas the Liar; and Farinas the exhibitionist; Belmonte the Pork Barrel addict; who are Aquino’s loyal servants.
These people are Por Barrel Funds Kleptomaniacs.
They are also Hacienda Luisita Swines; feasting our taxmoney in the form of Pork Barrel funds. Whatever Aquino wears; yellow, red, green, black, etc…does not change anything.
He is a Thief, and the people who are his followers are his fellow Thieves.
So, he summons his “Hakot Demonstrators”, who are also moronic and idiots; to prepare for War. Who will benefit in this conflict? It will not be his followers…it will be Aquino and his fellow Thieves.
The world is watching. The people in the World Bank is watching. I will not be surprised, if Outside Forces will come to take him down, like Marcos , Maburak and Suharto…etc…he is now more of a liability…
Tupas move is retaliatory against the Judiciary, and rather childish. One scandal after another leaves no time to prosecute any cases.This has been done before and even to a foreigner who has spent less than 10 years in the country it is recognizable for what it is and predictable for what it will achieve.Which, btw, is NOTHING. Blowing smoke out the ass for the people to choke on.
OH YES, Neil Tupas: the man who quoted Oliver Cromwell’s speech before the British parliament circa 1250. The speech where Cromwell threatened and actually ended some of the lives of the British parliament’s members. The most menacing speech in British political history used in a completely scripted and bogus sham trial in a 3rd world Banana republic. Fuckin guy is a comical douchbag, and certainly no Oliver Cromwell.
the speech delivered by Tupas was the prosecutions opening statement in the impeachment sham-trial of SC Corona. WHATTA DOUCHBAG!
Cromwell’s speech was on April 20 1653.
Cromwell was a man and would fight.
Tupas wimpy little loser.
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place,
which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.
Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.
Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?
Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.
Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God’s help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.
I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.
Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!
@ YAWN, the date had a 2 where there should have been a 6 ,my bad.
Tupas quoting Cromwell was the height of being ridiculous. It seemed as if MAYBE something of real substance would transpire…and then the bogus bull-shit highlighted by the criminal defendant ranting for an hour and a half and then faking a heart-attack and they all sat there and let him do it!!
Prior to Corona’s testimony there was a five day recess.During that time it could be suggested that the entire Congress/Parliament was rehearsing what would transpire the day of testimony (Complete with “Mr.Jose Bosas abused my mother, my POOR POOR MOMMA was abused by Mr. Jose Bosa’s” and Enrile’s useless ‘Lock the door of these chambers.”.) and only one thing was accomplished: the establishing of the fact that the Philippines is a Kleptocracy run by an organized criminal syndicate that likes to literally engage in political ‘Theatre’ of the comedic variety.
The Fail-ippine gov’t. that day lost all possibility of ever being credible again. After the exact same shit in the E-RAP TRIAL, the Maguindanao Massacre’s non-prosecutions and all the rest of the thieving…..
To actually debate what is going on the country as being “Constitutional or not is fuckin laughable. The entire gov’t. is nothing but a bunch of thieving scumbags trying to pass themselves off as something honorable….and failing dismally at it.
this comment from the 7/16 column of Jojo Robles :
“DAP is unconstitutional. It’s unanimous. But why focus on the
technical legalities if it actually help the economy? Why not amend the
constitution to make allocations and
spending more flexible?”
terrified me, with more people working on retarded logic like this, Crapsident Aquino could likely win his fight against the SC…
BTW, this comment also display the common trait of mediocrity by Pinoys, if it works its A-Ok.. just so happens that up to now, DAP has still to be proven, adequately, to actually work as the propagandists say it did
Nowhere in Mr Robles article on 7/16 did he wrote what you have quoted above. Read again.
Provide a link if I mispoke, please.
so sorry if I badly worded the comment, i meant I read it in the comment section of Jojo Robles column… mea culpa
Now, Malacanang is on damage control, trying to sanitize the DAP and projecting that the projects funded by DAP help the country.
They are now using the Typhoon Glenda, that because of the Doppler Satellite for PAGASA, that as they say was funded by DAP cause more accurate forecasting.
But, is it really because of the DAP? HELL NO!
The modernization of PAGASA was during GMA term. These Doppler Satellites was acquired during GMA’s term not through DAP.
See link again:
This was publish on June 2008. During GMA’s Term. And DAP was establish on 2011. The more they depend DAP, the stupider they get, and the funny thing is, people are actually believing this deception. Seriously,what is on the minds of this people are they on drugs or something?
If you are Deceiving people…there will come a time you will Believe in your own Deception…