Sometimes talking to some people is like talking to a brick wall. Wait…I take that statement back. Sometimes talking to a brick wall is better than talking to some people. At least you don’t expect anything from a brick wall.Take the case of some staunch Aquino supporters. They are calling for an extension on Philippine President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino’s six-year term. It’s as if his mismanagement of the public’s funds wasn’t enough, they want to give him even more chances to screw the taxpayers. As Manila Mayor and former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada quipped, “Iyong nagsusulong na ‘one more term for PNoy’, mga sira ulo yun!
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They have lost their minds, indeed. They want BS Aquino to violate the Philippine Constitution again soon after he violated it with the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). And quite frankly, you know that the country’s situation has gone from bad to worse when Erap is starting to make sense. There are even people who say that Erap is a better administrator than BS Aquino.
Apparently, a convicted plunderer is a better alternative to a vindictive, lying, bribing and egotistical President like BS Aquino. So they say. Considering it was Erap who had the guts to apologize to China for the Mendoza hostage fiasco that ended in the preventable deaths of eight Chinese tourists in 2010 when BS Aquino refused to do so, they may have a point in siding with Erap.
Perhaps Erap is trying to prove something to the Filipino people or is trying to finish what he started after he was interrupted by the second “people power” revolt led by the incumbent President’s mother, Cory Aquino. Or maybe we are seeing the effects of Erap finally sobering up…but I digress.
Going back to BS Aquino’s supporters, they are trying to make it look like the world is going to end after his reign is over in 2016. It is only their world that is about to change because their narrow-minded view of the world sees only an Aquino as the country’s torchbearer and no one else. It’s quite baffling why considering the glaring incompetence displayed by the current Aquino government in the last few years. Their loyalty to someone whose first priority is to keep his political party in power is irrational. It’s as if they have been brainwashed the way cult members are brainwashed – using emotional blackmail.
Some members of mainstream media allied with the Aquinos help proliferate the notion that BS Aquino is the country’s savior. The only explanation they can offer is “he owes it to his parents”—Ninoy and Cory. Never mind that the son does not even think twice about violating his mother’s 1987 Constitution and has already damaged his parents’ so-called “legacy” since Day One.
Inquirer columnist Conrado de Quiros is good at painting a doomsday scenario for when BS Aquino’s term is over. In his recent column How long?, he worries about the possibility of the President’s “anticorruption” drive being reversed a couple of years from now.
Yes, De Quiros should be worried. He should be worried because BS Aquino helped continue the cycle of retribution in Philippine politics. While certain politicians are being prosecuted for their involvement in the pork barrel scam, some of the President’s allies who were also included in the list of those involved in the said scam like Budget Secretary Butch Abad are getting away. Since BS Aquino is engaging in selective justice, the next President will more than likely do the same.
De Quiros mentioned in his column that BS Aquino’s resolve resulted in the jailing of three senators involved in the pork barrel scam. First of all, they are not in jail. They are detained in a “special” detention cell. Second, De Quiros should be reminded that alleged criminals are also entitled to the “innocent until proven guilty” principle. BS Aquino would insist on applying that to his allies.
De Quiros asks, “who will continue his work? Who will continue to prosecute the prosecutable? Who will continue to jail the jailable?” His question is a bit silly because members of the country’s law enforcement agencies – the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Office of the Ombudsman — should not stop working even after BS Aquino’s term is over. They shouldn’t have to wait for orders from the Chief Executive because they are mandated to do their jobs. They should be able to function effectively without him.
The real question is why weren’t they doing their jobs before? Why couldn’t they arrest and prosecute the “corrupt” sooner? It’s hard to believe that they were just twiddling their thumbs all those years these scams were going on.
It seems the Filipino people are misguided in thinking that it is the President’s job to order the arrest and prosecution of criminals. And it seems the PNP, the NBI, and the Ombudsman only do what the President tells them to do. This explains why they prioritized investigating the allegations against former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona even when there are other more important cases waiting to be solved.
One of them is the case against the Ampatuans who are allegedly the mastermind behind the massacre of 58 victims in 2009 on their way to file a certificate for a rival candidate. The case against the Ampatuans might end up getting dismissed for lack of progress and the sudden disappearance of witnesses. There are even reports that the public prosecutors have been bribed.
De Quiros should not be asking WHO. He should be asking WHAT. What should the next Presidential candidate stand for? What is his vision and plans for the future of the Philippines? Hopefully, his agenda is not limited to persecuting his political enemies.
Filipino voters should not be too particular about the candidates’ names in the first place. They should be more particular about the candidates’ platforms. This is what some of us have been talking about for years. Unfortunately, talking to most Filipino voters is like talking to a brick wall.
In life, things are not always what they seem.
25 Replies to “PNoy’s supporters are preventing the Philippines from moving forward”
His anti-corruption drive is just PR. How many convictions can he point to? I think to the ordinary filipino, it still takes bribes to get anything done. Thievery by senators and congressman seems more widespread than it has ever been. Traffic cops can still be bought off for 200p. Pollution control approvals can still be had for 300p…etc.,etc.,etc!
Blame them all.Filipino politicians,every one of them, are the biggest Scumbags in Asia.Blaming one is a joke and to get rid of one leaves the rest to prey on the treasury.
in 30 years the country has gone nowhere but down to the depths of Bangladesh.Bangladesh for crissakes! This should tell the Filipino people that something is really really wrong with the way the country is run….and you blame one guy? LMAO!
Philippines list of achievements in the last 1,000 years. NOTHING
90% of the country looks like the Stone Age.
100 million Filipino’s are holding the Philippines back.
@ YAWN, yes, by not putting an end to what is happening and has been happening for decades.
It could be reversed, it really could be and the people could see dramatic changes in their lives if they were willing to do what needs to be done, but they just won’t do anything about what is happening.NOTHING!
When wil they realize that they have nothing to lose by making DEMANDS, NOW!
@Thom you could not wake this lot up with an atom bomb.
@Thom you could not wake this lot up with an atom bomb. They love all the drama and gossip. All the same.
It’s easy to fathom why De Quiros writes as stupidly as that. His brother got appointed to the SSS after all as head and sits at the board and many major committees at Unionbank owned by the Aboitiz clan. Guess how much is the per diem rate for directors for every attendance in their Executive Committee, Board, Risk Committee, etc.. Its a cool 80T to 100T depending on which committee convenes in a week. The Quiros family has never been as enriched as they are now and they owe it all to the warped, incompetent, and unconstitutional policies of the Student government of Abnoy.
The Palace Communications Group in collabation with LP is certainly behind this so called clamour to have a Second Term for Pnoy.
Sec. Roxas is very vocal about Pnoy should stay as president beyond 2016. Anyway,it will be done via election. Constitution would be amended.
Sec. Roxas is aware of his chances to be elected as president is unlikely to happen. The ghosts of Zamboanga Siege and Yolanda will haunt his presidential bid.
The allies of Pnoy are desperate. A second term for Pnoy? Jail term would be better.
If the supporters of PNoy want the wishy-washy style of Aquino in running the Executive dept, go ahead, extend PNoy‘s term.
If they want additional 6 more years of selective justice under PNoy, go ahead, amend the constitution to allow Aquino to run.
If they want Abad, Drilon and PNoy to continue making budget diversions, go ahead, install PNoy again as commander-in-chief beyond 2016.
If they want a president who can not manage crisis well, go ahead, beg PNoy to stay.
Afterall PNoy is incorruptible. Asks the role of PAGCOR Chair Naguiat plays in PNoy‘s personal wealth. Right, Mr. Clean President?
Malacanang says they are listening to the people‘‘s (netizen) clamor for term extension for PNoy. Really? And it is up the people to decide.
Poor country, and by saying poor, I don‘t just mean poverty.
Noynoy has always been doing that. Talking about successor and how they have to be as “good ” as him. How voters have to be as wise in 2016 as they were in 2010. The guy despite zero notoriety rode in on high horse in 2009 and never got off.
Too bad he did not just rid off a cliff, eh?
Those who want another term for Aquino; are like a woman who was raped and ravished; that she enjoyed the rape and ravish…and wants it once more…
YellowTards, who are profiting from the graft and corruption of the Aquino administration are the ones, who are calling for another term. So, they can STEAL more. Some are placed as political appointees in government positions. And, if another administration will take over; they will surely be kicked out and replaced.
YellowTards are now acting INSANE, because their time and era is ending. They will be no more “kasayahan na magnakaw”…
Remember the case of Pres. Fujimori of Peru. He stayed beyond his term. The powerful “outside forces”, did not like it. He was removed and overthrown; now he is in jail.
Some powerful “outside forces” can give; and have the power also to take away, …Remember, your mother was placed there by these “outside forces”… Don’t push your luck, Mr. Aquino…
Well said @Hyden. Dalawang klase ng tao lang ang gustong mag tulak ng 2nd term ni BS Aquino yan yung mga Buttered allies niya at yung mga Battered idiots.
Yung mga nakikinabang sa mga DAP at Pork Barrel projects…yung mga kurap.
Yung mga Lopezes ng may-ari ng ABS-CBN-Aquino propaganda machine…nakikinabang at yumayaman ang mga ito sa government projects.
Yung mga asungot ni Aquino na mga YellowTards; nakapwesto sa gobierno at mga kurakot. Yung mga “political opportunists”, katulad ni Trillanes…
Edgar erice, mar roxas, conrado de quiros, and the whole abs cbn. These are just few of the famous people revealing their stupidity to our nation. Now we can add the question “Sino ang magtutuloy sa nasimulan niya?” as one of Noytards’ alibis for their idiotic hopeless hero.
As if the question is not stupid enough, they’re going to pressure Ngoyngoy that he is the all mighty supreme being this country needs. The yellow ribbon should be ripped off in 2016 once and for all. Nobody deserves anarchy disguised as democracy. Kawawang roxas, sobrang loyal pero gagawin lang sa kanya ang ginawa kay doy laurel noong cory administration.
Honestly, filipinos are truly creepy, and they won’t take a blame, which is their downfall. Can filipinos focus on building the nation from homeland, rather than depending the economy on the insulting, foreign remittance tirade.
Yes Ilda I read the Philstar recently. The KKK and the Liberal Party might try to amend the Constitution to allow the yellow despot a second term. This move will ensure impunity from prosecution. His yellow allies can even make him president/despot for life.
If ever Aquino gets another term, I won’t be mad – I won’t be even irritated at the slightest. I’ll laugh out loud to my heart’s content.
After which I would seek the emergency exits out of this country.
The Amputuan case has been stalled on purpose, it is obvious now.They are not even in their jail cells(Just like the ‘LI’L GIRL and the 3 Senators,they are not in any ‘JAIL-CELL’ snd still hold public office) and when the time comes and the Philippine gov’t. thinks no one is watching, the case will be dropped and the guilty Scumbags will be able to walk around with that smirk that begs to be bitch-slapped right off that JR. clowns face.Same thing with the 3 Senators and the ‘LI’L GIRL’, no jail time, no loss of funds/property/ill gotten gains and will resume ‘serving the public’.
Want some proof of that last statement? OK, The current ‘MAYOR OF MANILA’ is a convicted felon who once faced the death penalty after conviction,LOL!!
A more disreputable/contemptible bunch of SCUMBAGS would certainly be hard to find.
I really like the lines talking to most filipinos or filipino voters is like talking to a brick wall, agree with that, the problem kasi with most pinoys is that they prefer numbers game, palakpakan,hiyawan like some kind of a hero stuff to somebody na kahit nakita na nila mali ginagawa instead of just trying to correct it, those minds of yellowtards are like brick wall that we may need a jack hammer for them to come to their senses.
We who are regular Bloggers in the GRP, will do our best to give sensible comments regarding our country’s situation…please spread by words-of-mouth to people; that GRP exists. That, it is a thought provoking and informative website…kindly do your patriotic part…
How can they say “who will continue…….?” He has not been running the country since day one. The country is on auto-pilot. It will continue as it is even without his “management”. Government agencies will run themselves efficiently or inefficiently without him. Government employees will still do their jobs well or poorly without a whiff of him. His presence only manifest when he “nudges” some actions which often results to disasters. And also when an agency makes brilliant moves, then he harps on it, beating his chest and declares it as his achievement. My dog will make a better statesman than him.
Thick-faced, thief, lying, cheating SOB!
What? A traffic cop can be bought for P200? And I paid one P500 :(. Geez, I feel ripped off, again! Getting off that subject, we all know how useless Pnoy has been for the country, especially the poor, but if Binay wins the next election it won’t get any better, possibly much worse. Like the Marcos’s he loves money and there’s plenty to be got, by whichever means he can conjure up.
Yel-Low-IQ shuttered one’s sound mind!
just like the old days of 1986 as millions of yel-Low-IQ zombies struggled so hard to get their leader in place.
but after one year of experiment it resulted to failure which is too late to rectify everything.
the 1987 Constitution justified the removal of all US bases in 1991 paving the way for the Chinese to occupy our territories in 1992.
for cory it is just a small thing and no after effect can happen that according to her, it wud be an insult for a free nation to maintain their bases inside it. pls see Wikipedia under Corazon Aquino.
it’s worth to recall her speech to the people that she once said, she wud be exactly the opposite of Marcos.
but Marcos never drive them away. he warned the lawmakers not to legislate the removal for it will create a power vacuum in the pacific once they left the country.
if there’s a genuine freedom to have gained by our republic, it is the 1986-87 Freedom that lasted a year.
no more Hypocritical Edsa celebration!
these Yel-Low-IQ turds must realize their grave mistakes.