DBM Secretary Butch Abad faces the wrath of the ‘Iskolars ng Bayan’

A video has emerged showing Department of Budget Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad being mobbed by activists at the University of the Philippines School of Economics building in Diliman, Quezon City last night.

In the video, youths loudly chanted, among other phrases, “Noynoy Patalsikin!” and then heckled Abad as he left the building and boarded his vehicle.

In a statement posted on his Facebook profile, Vencer Crisostomo, chairman of Leftist group Anakbayan and a former chairman of the militant League of Filipino Students (LFS), referred to the protesters as “mga Iskolar ng Bayan” (“scholars of the nation”) seemingly implying that they represented the overall student body of the University of the Philippines. Crisostomo also wrote…

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[Abad] was pale and looked like the guilty criminal that he is. Once he got in his SUV, it hurriedly exited the campus like a grand theft auto.

Abad is widely-regarded as the architect of the notorious Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) which was allegedly used as a mechanism to channel funds illegally to the pet projects (and, allegedly too, into the bank accounts) of Senators and House Representatives in exchange for their “cooperation” in Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III’s personal campaign to impeach then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Malacanang condemned the “attack” and implied that the the crowd that gathered to heckle Abad presented a threat to his safety. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte reiterated the government’s respect for freedom of expression and urged the protesters not to resort to violence.

Mahirap pong makipag-usap kung sumisigaw lamang at hindi nakikinig,” (“It’s difficult to have a discussion with people who only shout but don’t listen”), Valte said.

President BS Aquino owes Abad big time. Abad is likely to have won the favour of the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan as a member of the famous “Hyatt 10”. The term “Hyatt 10” refers to a group of seven secretaries of the Cabinet and three heads of government agencies in the Philippines who resigned their posts on July 8, 2005 as a result of the ‘Hello Garci’ scandal, which allegedly implicated then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in rigging the 2004 general election in her favor.

The name “Hyatt 10” was coined because the press conference where the concerned officials announced their resignation was held at the then-Hyatt Regency Hotel (now Midas Hotel) in Pasay City. The group continues to be influential in Philippine politics, and includes current Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima.

Abad then served as then presidential candidate BS Aquino’s campaign manager during the 2009-2010 election campaign. Reports of infighting between the Hyatt 10 and President BS Aquino’s core Kamaganak Inc are legendary. Journalist Fe Zamora observed in a 2010 Inquirer report on the “inside story” of this feud how the Cojuangco clan at the time “did not want any Hyatt 10 member back in the Cabinet under the new Aquino administration because they were once closely associated with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.”

22 Replies to “DBM Secretary Butch Abad faces the wrath of the ‘Iskolars ng Bayan’”

  1. YES! Shame those people. Expose them as the corrupt bastards that they are. I sincerely hope that there will be more incidents like this one. It’s about freaking time!

    Those people should be in prison. They are the real enemies of the country and represent all that is foul here. Abad and the whole clan, I hope you all die of syphilis and rot in hell.

    1. They are a cancerous growth that need to be excised and thrown in an incinerator so as to get rid of them permanently…all of them !

  2. Aquino did also the election cheating thru the HOCUS PCOS. Abad is the right hand man of Aquino in the Thievery of the DAP, PDAF, etc…

    The Hyatt 10 are nothing but the minions of Aquino , inside the Arroyo administration. Look at the positions they now hold in the Aquino administration. They are also his cahoots in the Thievery of Public funds…

  3. The corruption and ignorance and laziness of many Filipinos is just too ingrained, too deep-seated, too overwhelming.
    Times like these you want to fight for what is right for your country but the masses have the majority say and most of them are just too dumb or too greedy to do what is morally right.

    1. You can not fight immorality with morality, you must become more immoral or amoral to succeed ,in other words you must fight fir with fire !!!! Get rid of them all by any means necessary, NOW !

  4. Kaya ba nila yan gawin kay Binay? Militante ang pinuno eh. Dapt jan tanggalin na ang scholarship sayang ang tax ng tao kung ganyan ang pinapaaral. Sa kalye din nmn ang bagsak pag graduate.

  5. I have seen the Video. Abad looks like a frightened DOG. Running away from the students, with his TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS…good for him. A Thief deserves that treatment…

  6. How about a sniper a few hundred meters away? It really just takes one hit to have these corrupt people learn their lessons, just one hit and they will prove to be the cowards that they are. Let them fear the people!

    Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

    1. I disagree, your suggestion would be too light on these criminals. I say we bust their knees with a ball-peen hammer then skin them alive.

  7. Ha ha ha nakakatuwa ang mga nangyayari sa Kaharian ng Kultong Dilaw na ang isang myembro ng Gabinete ng Mahal na Hari na pinaghihinalang Utak ng HolDAP kinuyog ng mga mag-aaral dahil hindi na nila masikmura ang kahayupan niya. Binatikos agad ng Mahal na Hari at sampu ng mga Kaalyado niya. Samantalang yung mga Pulis na imbwelto naman sa Hulidap tikom ang mga bibig nila at kung hindi pa lumabas sa Social Media hindi pa malalaman ng taong-bayan. Ang masama hindi lumilitaw sa Yellow Media yung mga pangyayari. Malamang news blackout para hindi mapahiya ng husto ang Mahal na Hari na nasa Junket pa naman. Tunay talagang mga Ipokrito ang Sindikatong ito.

  8. Wrath of the people, 20 students shouting and a couple of them threw bits of paper at Abad.

    Is that the best the MACHO Filipino can do?

  9. The people who reacted against Abad are obviously fed up with the massive corruption of the PDAF/DAP. This reaction could be a portent of things to come. Power of the people! People power revolution!

    1. A people power on Aquino himself. That, right there, would be the greatest irony to have happened in the history of our nation. I really, truly hope that it would happen someday in the next two years. This’ll be something I could pray for, I guess.

  10. History does not repeat itself But it does rhyme. Just like the japanese did to this defenseless country, and other humans who set foot in here. Filipinos are purposely meant to suffer. I fucking hate this race. Why am I Born in this shit country??.

  11. The worse thing is Filipinos are contented on this simple, poverty driven and shit lifestyle. They still Love this Country even if it’s shit. Supposedly the speech Benigno abnoynoy aquino are meant to remove the hate and let filipinos suffer. Stealing somehow becomes normal and fucks up the filipinos life. But this has an ups, the pinoys will die of hunger and filipinos will rise from their own shit and start killing these maniac assholes.

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