Leila de Lima’s driver may be the real victim of sexual harassment

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The reason why President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics keep losing the debate is because they use the wrong arguments to begin with. Duterte’s most recent bombshell — the “exposure” of the “scandalous” lifestyle of Senator Leila de Lima — highlights the flawed way these critics respond in turn.

Take the case of Senator Risa Hontiveros who, in a formal statement, called Duterte’s actions “misogynistic” and asserted that his recent statements are “prejudicial to women”. What exactly is “misogynistic” and “prejudicial” about Duterte’s statements seems to be something Hontiveros cannot seem to articulate well beyond summarily throwing these accusations out there.

Indeed, if Duterte’s insinuations with regard to both de Lima’s illicit affair with her driver and his alleged role as “her bagman for payoffs from drug lords” aren’t true, one wonders why de Lima has so far not taken concrete steps to deny these allegations. For that matter, if Duterte’s detractors insist on calling him out for these statements, then they should also extend that outrage to Sandra Cam, president of the Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines.

In 2014, Cam also cited de Lima’s “controversial private life” and her “illicit affair with her married driver” Ronnie Palisoc Dayan. More importantly, Cam even back then already categorically alleged Dayan’s involvement in drug dealings within the national penitentiary…

Cam said among the high-profile inmates whom Dayan collected money from were gang leader Jaybee Sebastian and Peter Co, reportedly the leader of the so-called “Bilibid 19” or a group of drug convicts living a luxurious lifestyle in the national penitentiary.

Following the logic of Hontiveros and other Duterte critics, Cam’s statements in 2014 would also be considered “misogynistic” and “prejudicial to women”, right? That would also bring to question the supposed “shock” expressed by Hontiveros and her ilk over Duterte’s words. How can one be shocked about something that had already been brought to the fore two years ago?

Perhaps some women are quick to run with the idea that Duterte is a “misogynist” because they think he applies a double standard to the lifestyle chosen by de Lima. Why, they probably ask, is it ok for a man to have affairs left and right and not ok for women to do the same? Maybe they are shocked because they think Duterte should have been the last person to make a big deal about having an extramarital affair. Does de Lima, being a woman, however, make it “immoral”? It seems it is really more about de Lima’s bald hypocrisy — the way she leads a “decent” public life while erstwhile hiding an illicit affair. What is really being highlighted in this circus is not the affair per se, but the package of hypocrisy that is Senator Leila de Lima.

In short, Duterte is not really waging a “war on women” as Inquirer columnist Rina Jimenez-David describes it. And there is no “sexual harassment” going on here. These women need to look up and understand the meaning of sexual harassment. Their claim is an insult to real sexual harassment victims. If anything, it is really the driver, Dayan, who may be the more likely to be the victim of sexual harassment here. There is reason to speculate that he could have not been in a position to decline the advances of his boss.

Duterte, it seems, needed to highlight de Lima’s and Dayan’s relationship in order to establish de Lima’s link to the Bilibid drug trade that Dayan is involved in as Cam alleges. In the event that Dayan is actually implicated and charged for all of that, his link to de Lima would be key to taking down de Lima as well.

Suffice to say, de Lima made her own bed. Some, like Cam and this GRP commentor, call it karma at work.

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65 Comments on “Leila de Lima’s driver may be the real victim of sexual harassment”

  1. What do you expect from a “Yellow Media” like inquirer? They over exaggerate and even add their own unrelated stuff to the topic just to derail the readers to what really is being talked about….

    There’s really no point reading or watching “Yellow Controlled Medias” in the Philippines as they are clearly against what the Current Government is doing which is for the betterment of the country, weeding out these corrupt/drug protectors who are cancers in the current President Administration and are planning to topple him down….

    Thankfully unlike the late Pres. F Marcos era where media is constricted due to no internet yet which have yet to bloom in the late 80’s, now we can have a much more wider source of local/international news and be rational on how they truthfully follow their virtues as journalists/editors by not mix-matching/cut-pasting what the source is…

  2. maybe the driver is not really the lover. who knows maybe mancao is hiding in that house allegedly own by the driver?

  3. Misogynistic is having hatred and distrust in women. Ms. Hontiveros, may have been taken the wrong word description. I believe Pres. Duterte love women.

    The affair of De Lima, and her driver lover; is insipid and immoral, for a woman of her position, in the government.

    However, De Lima wanted to have pleasure and illicit business, at the same time. So, she used her Driver Lover, as a go between with the Drug Lords, in the National Penitentiary, and as a sexual “Toy Boy”, at the same time.

    The Driver Lover is a “willing victim” of De Lima’s sexual harassment. Maybe, the Driver Lover closed his eyes, or put out the light, and imagined, he was making love to Ms.Hontiveros. That would be a win-win situation !

    Oh my God, we have descended to the lowest level of moral decay…Drugs and immorality !
    Aquino’s legacy in his Presidency !

    1. 123Hyden007Toro9999.999,

      “I believe Pres. Duterte love women.”

      That’s comforting to know and a complete opposite of Princess Noynoy’s legacy when it comes to women.

      Aeta

  4. This driver must have an iron stomach and should be charged for having sex with animals (Bestiality). I have a German Shepherd dog that looks better than De Lima.

    1. I suppose drugs can lower one’s taste on women. It’s hard to imagine without cringing how one could be romantically involved with this woman, unless he somehow lost his mind through drugs. Perhaps, De Lima abused her position and manipulated her driver or “narrowed his [employment] options”. What else could explain this?—Abuse of power?

      Unlike De Lima, at least DU30’s indiscretions did not involve lovers doing drugs. Perhaps she’s afraid she might find her lover one day dead in some dark corner. Her crusade against DU30’s campaign promise seems to be more for her personal benefit than for the common good.

      Looks like ‘hypocrisy’, which is the Yellow camp’s trademark, has its limits.

      1. I always thought of Delima as a nitwit and self conscious …wears too many blingbling on her neck and different color of bandana for a doj…ever watch squidbilliy adult swim ? She really looks like Rusty’s grandma.

  5. THERE’S A SNIPPETS OF TRUTH IN SOME ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HER SHE SAID. THAT THE DRIVER IS HER LOVER? SHE MIGHT BE HIDING MANCAO IN THAT HOUSE?

    1. “Nakaraos na si Mancao kay De Lima … yung driver lover, has too many tales to tell, because of his Shabu Drug Lords connections !

      I fear something bad will happen to this guy. He knows too much !

      1. he’s been the driver for a long time before mancao. de lima said she doesn’t own the house same as the driver doesn’t own the house. who owns the house? nobody owns the house? the government then should sequester that. somebody lives there for sure.

        1. In a GMA News video (at 1:12), according to the uncle of Ronnie Dayan , the so-called white house belongs to the sister whose husband is an engineer. He also said that it is 20 years in existence (and is also registered at the Municipal Assessor’s Office).

  6. Risa Hontiveros’s use of the “misogynist” attack is not only a double standard, it is a double standard of a double standard.

    She says she wants women to be treated equally, but when Duterte challenged De Lima like a man, she cried foul, and when a woman (Sandra Cam) hurled the same charges at De Lima, she still cried foul.

    This is an example of the exponential level of hyprocrisy that only terminally jaundiced yellows like Hontiveros are capable of reaching. It is a kind of hypocrisy that is so multilayered and complex that it cannot even be represented by a mere linear equation, not even by a quadratic equation, you need to develop an entire algorithm to even begin to comprehend it.

  7. general ‘bato’ dela rosa said he has 3 witnesses against de lima. might be colangco, jayvee, and the driver. WOW!

  8. Misogynist is a word used by women about men who are able to describe women directly and accurately enough to make them feel uncomfortable and insecure about themselves.

  9. Risa Hontiveros will eat her own words when the truth comes out and will look like the fool she is, to meddle with this and defend De Lima.

    Her sister Pia Hontiveros on CNN also comes across as a frustrated, moody and bitchy woman. I can’t stand her condescending way of reporting the news. She is unprofessional in every way.

    How they can allow such politically influenced people to host the news is a mystery to me.

  10. Geez, duterte has been reduced to mudslinging with this no good excuse for a hypocrite who happens to be a woman. but then again, she’s so fucking annoying i wouldnt blame digong for playing dirty (i mean sexual affairs are the last resort attack on people when no choices are left. look at how bill clinton was attacked during his term… because they had nothing else on him). though in this case, its because illicit affairs trigger more noise than drug syndicate support (which during the aquino term was just another day in the philippines). oh well.

  11. those pictures alone partying with the bilibid prison drug lords is worth a thousand words. how could she get away with that? she can never twist it.

  12. I just watched De Lima’s latest presscon denying the allegations against her, and even threatening Duterte to “stop, or be sorry”.

    She said to the president, “Ayaw kong mapahiya kayo”, claiming that whatever evidence he has against her is fake.

    Now I’m even more convinced that whatever intel Duterte has on her must be really damaging. You know why? Because if the info was really fake, De Lima would have waited for Duterte to expose it first, then debunked it after, to make him look bad. But instead, she’s pretending to be concerned for the president and “advising” him kuno. Big red flag right there.

    De Lima’s presscon was long and full of dramatic statements, but there were no specifics. She did not even have any response to the specific accusations Sandra Cam made against her.

    So what was De Lima’s real motive for holding this presscon?

    I think she did it to try and gain sympathy again and paint Duterte as the bad guy. She portrayed herself and her driver-lover as victims, kept repeating “Hindi ko alam ano ang kasalanan ko sa kanya” (the president), and insinuated several times that she was being persecuted because of her supposed investigation on drug-related killings.

    But if Duterte really wanted to stop her supposed investigation, all he has to do is forbid the PNP from showing up at the senate. And he didn’t do that.

    Try again, Ms. De Lima, no one’s buying what you’re selling.

  13. the LP yellows are using the UN to stop the war on drugs for their own protection. the drug lords and pushers are killing the pilipino youth. they are themselves the drugs. they should be exterminated completely.

  14. a yellow tard,

    The Duterte administration needs a better public relation campaign to explain why it’s declaring “War on Drugs”. Since 1986, the Chinese influence in business and government has grown to an unprecedented level.

    Let’s put two and two together. The richest people in the Philippines are Chinese. Most of the drug smugglers in the country are Chinese. Does anybody see a pattern here?

    Perhaps we need to start a “Homeland Security” version of profiling Muslim activities in the United States in the Philippines, and start doing the same thing with the Chinese in our country.

    Then if the United Nations raises hell about it, we can always tell them that we’re only following in the same footsteps as the United States.

    Aeta

    1. lol, the UN cant do shit, just look at what happened in rwanda during the 90’s where they were forbidden from interfering with something as severe as genocide, which thankfully the ph has not yet experienced.

      1. T,

        I know the UN can’t do shit about how Duterte’s administration is tackling this “War on Drugs.” The UN is just there to hear the bitch and moan of every nation to justify its existence. As long as Duterte has the majority of the Filipinos’ blessing in his campaign to clean up graft and corruption, he’s unstoppable. Too bad for the Yellow Party and Chinese oligarchs who’ve monopolized our country for the past 30 years; their days are numbered.

        Aeta

        1. The UN cannot even do anything of the crimes of the ISIS Caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

          The U.N. cannot do anything of the crimes of the ISIL in Lybia.

          The U.N. is a “toothless” tiger; it can roar, but it cannot bite. It cannot do anything in the Philippines, except to plead to the Drug Lords, to stop the killings. Did the U.N. stop the Drug Lords crimes in Mexico and Columbia ? The killing are still there…

    2. i don’t think the duterte administration needs a better public relation for the war on drugs it’s already understood by the Pilipinos it’s a change for better Philippines. look at these chinese nationals, not chinoys, they wouldn’t have guts to do drugs if there’s no one they really trust who could protect them from the laws of the constitution. secondly, how many islands now part of the Philippine republic being owned by the rich and or the oligarchs? i don’t think it’s right. what’s that ‘homesteading’?

    3. That’s kind of a troubling comment you made there. Profiling’s going also going to raise the hackles of some people here, especially Filipino-Chinese themselves. One question I’d highlight is, how are we sure that the Chinese-Filipino business people who are at the core of our economy are really the same ones involved in drugs? Do you know the difference between Chinese-Filipinos and the Chinese?

      1. i said chinese national not chinoys. maybe there’s some chinoys involved you could see it in their eyes. is peter co chinoy or chinese national? i also have chinese blood in my veins a droplet from great great ancestry. what’s the trouble in my comment?

        1. [Edited Version]

          ChinioF,

          This whole saga about what’s been going in the Philippines in the last 30 years is also troubling, and the Chinese-Filipino communities’ cages need to be rattled to determine to whom they really pledge their allegiance to–China or the Philippines–and if they really are the cause of the problems.

          And why should the Chinese-Filipino businesses the only core of our economy? There used to be a perfect balance between the Chinese, Filipinos, Indian/Pakistani making up the infrastructure of our country’s economy. Roughly about 30 years ago, if you go to Divisoria, you’ll see a diverse ethnicity of vendors there. Today, Divisoria is made up of 99.9 percent Chinese and a growing number of Koreans vendors.

          Before SM and Robinson malls littered the landscape of our cities, we used to have “mom and pop” type retail stores and restaurants thriving in every corner of our communities. Now you’ll see all of these Filipino-owned businesses fighting for a stall space inside the malls that charge an outrageous rent, that only Chinese-Filipino businesses and well-connected politicians could afford to pay and operate as a franchise.

          The same phenomena happened in the agricultural industry where our local rice production had to be embargoed so we can make room for rice import from other Asian countries. Our financial institutions, mainly rural banks, have been overtaken by Chinese-owned banks with funds coming from overseas.

          I can give you more examples of how the Chinese cartels (legal and illegal) have taken over the country, but won’t, for the sake of not boring you with details.

          Now you tell me if there is nothing fishy going on in the last 30 years from our Chinese-Filipino business communities that hasn’t affected our economy;sent our people to leave the country by the plane-loads to other countries to become OFWs; forced our people to commit social injustices on one another by being involved in kidnapping, murder-for-hire, carnapping, drug pushing, and so on; and compelled Duterte’s administration to look into the “contractualization” and other legal and ethical violations of Big Businesses that are owned by the Chinese.

          Isn’t it also ironic that most of the gun and drug smugglers in the country are…you’ve guessed it…Chinese? So, are you still troubled on why we shouldn’t profile and investigate the Chinese communities with what’s wrong with the country? It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out.

          Aeta

        2. a yellow tard,

          I also have a quarter of Chinese blood in my vein, but I’m not going to let my sentiment for my ethnicity get in the way of doing what needs to be done to fix our country. Let’s all be objective about this whole thing.

          Aeta

        3. Aeta,
          As I have said before, my observation is that successful Chinese-Filipinos worked for their keep, while other Filipinos, claiming to be “pure” Filipinos, waited for dole-outs from their colonizers and upon receiving such dole-outs, become “proud to be Pinoy!”

          Also, I find any collusion between Filipino-Chinese and Chinese drug lords sketchy. For a fact, Chinese immigrants who have been here for a long time ran from mainland oppression, and would certainly spurn any idea of loyalty to the current communist China. Their doing business in China right now (like Jollibee) is more because of the change where China’s economy became more capitalist (i.e., more customers in China), but not out of loyalty for China.

          Of course, there are bad apples among the good ones. I did hear that back in the 1990s, the rash of kidnappings of Chinese-Filipinos was said to be perpetrated by other Chinese-Filipinos who were business rivals. Perhaps some Chinese-Filipinos have delved into drug-dealing, but not enough to say Chinese-Filipinos are mostly into that. Any sub-group could have its sketchy parts, but a wide-brush policy against the whole sub-group could have dire consequences.

          OFWism, I doubt the Chinese-Filipino businesses are the only ones contributing to that. We have a lot of “pure” Filipino businesses that benefit from that as well. If Chinese-Filipinos own many of the businesses, “pure” or let’s say, “less-Chinese” or “non-Chinese” Filipinos are also part of those businesses as CEOs and managers, making the same decisions to milk the consumer as much as they can.

          As I said in my own article before about “celebration of people,” it would be better not to attribute the faults of a person to their ethnic origins, but more to their personal decisions. Connections are likely traced to influences outside of that group too. I doubt profiling would be of much help, perpetrators could as non-Chinese as much as Chinese.

          Still wondering what Zaxx will say about this.

        4. By the way, the more examples you mentioned of Chinese Cartel goings that might be boring might actually be worth sharing. Take some time and compile them, you might want to contribute that as an article some time. Anything in the line of facts and data, that might be important to share.

        5. well here goes another round of Chinese vs locals debate again.

          Aeta, I suggest you do what Add does and just copy-paste your comment on Chinoys, add a title and submit it to Benign0 (see the site announcements page for his e-mail).

          ChinoF, I agree with your comment. I wouldn’t be as hard on Chinoys as Aeta here (who tends to go all out third reich mode on our ethnic Chinoy brothers). They did work hard for what they have achieved. It’s really not their fault they’re generally better than the locals in handling money/biz.

          If there’s anything that needs to be corrected (like contractualization, bribery) – then I think Du30 is on the right track. But to drive them out or restrict them because of ethnicity/blood is a form of discrimination – which I wouldn’t condone.

          By now, you guys should probably know my “open skies” policy for the entry of foreign blood into the PH ecosystem. As long as you have a PH passport (regardless of ethnicity) – you’re Pinoy bro!

          (the Filipino thirst for foreign blood)

        6. ChinoF,

          Chinese Filipinos working for their keeps could mean a lot of things, too. One of which could mean, “Is the work legal or illegal”?

          In the same light, I don’t believe all Filipinos are lazy and don’t want to succeed in life. Filipinos can be just as hard-working, or just as lazy, as the Chinese.

          Where the two are different is how they spend their money. Filipinos believe in enjoying the “fruit of thy labor” and will spend money on themselves, while the Chinese love the joy of making money and saving it.

          Who is better than the other? I guess it all depends on your perspective.

          All ethnicity experienced some form of oppression at one time or another in their respective history. The Chinese, who have migrated to the Philippines to escape oppression from their homeland, are no different from the Americans who left England to form colonies in the New World and eventually seceding from their motherland.

          As I have alluded before in my previous comments, The Chinese shared a long, rich history with Filipinos for centuries in this country, and, by all manners of expression, are already Filipinos themselves.

          The Chinese insist on calling themselves Chinese-Filipinos; yet, they maintain their individualism in the way they live their lives and do business, because they don’t want their cultural ideologies and practice to be influenced by ours.

          Doesn’t this practice sound like condescension or separatism to you, stirring all kinds of ugly emotions (suspicion, jealousy, envy, contempt, and etcetera) that only increases the disparity for both sides?

          Instead of breaking down the ethnic barriers that exist between them, the Chinese-Filipinos keep raising the proverbial walls of their existence to the point that it prevents all of us from moving forward as one nation.

          To answer your bad apple, good apple scenario, we are not dealing with a properly-managed production line in the Philippines that sorts out the bad apples from good ones on a continuous basis.

          In fact, the entire plant (our nation) has been contaminated for decades of tainting new shipments of apples with the chronic diseases of the previous ones, without anyone doing anything to apply a “wide-brush policy” to sanitize and sterilize the entire plant, because management doesn’t want to lose profit.

          So we continue to process bad apples, for generations to come, since no one wants to take the time, or are afraid to take the chance, to apply the “wide-brush policy” to disinfect our society?

          I highly doubt if you ask the OFWs today that if they had to choose from staying home and finding a job that will pay enough to support their families; start a business that won’t be overrun by big businesses cartels; or leave their loved ones behind to work overseas for months, even years, at a time, the majority will choose the last option.

          I’ve met several OFWs over the years. Some were business owners but most were regular employees. They all shared the same stories of lamentation: the business owners were unable to compete with the growing number of Chinese business cartels; and the employees didn’t get paid enough to support themselves and their families, nor were they provided job securities and better working conditions by their Chinese employers.

          I have yet to hear stories from these OFWs of being driven out of the country by Indian, Pakistani, Japanese, American, European employers; it was always the Chinese. Some of these stories may be unfair to negative depict Chinese businesses and employers, but they can’t all be too far off the mark when you put them all together.

          We don’t live in a perfect world, but we continue to strive to become one as much as possible. The only way we can do that as Filipinos, and Chinese-Filipinos, is to lay all our cards down on the table and work together as one nation, with the same shared principles for survival, and without markedly delineating our ethnic differences and superiority on one another.

          I profiled the Chinese-Filipinos because they have become the most affluent and influential ethnic group in this country in the last 30 years. Followed by Filipino politicians who, prior to about the same time period, were virtually unknown and living just slightly above the modest means of a public servant.

          Lastly, if you look at most of the foreign investors pouring into this country, they are not Americans, Canadians, European, or even Japanese. These foreign investors are Chinese nationals from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia—joined by a growing number of Koreans trying to jump on the bandwagon of competing with the Chinese on monopolizing our economy.

          Incidentally, by the way, most of our country’s suspected gun and drug smugglers also happen to be Chinese nationals.

          I’m not a betting man; but, given this kind of information that is already known to everyone, I’m willing to wager all of my money that it is pretty damn close to being 100 percent, that the “perpetrators” of our way of life in the Philippines are Chinese, instead of being non-Chinese.

          Now that you’ve mentioned it, I do want to know what zaxx has to say about what you and I have discussed.

          Aeta

        7. zaxx,

          “I wouldn’t be as hard on Chinoys as Aeta here (who tends to go all out third reich mode on our ethnic Chinoy brothers). They did work hard for what they have achieved. It’s really not their fault they’re generally better than the locals in handling money/biz.”

          I wouldn’t be too keen about how you favor the Chinese-Filipinos businesses as working harder than their Filipino counter-parts, who are now eking out a living in this country’ or, compelled to become OFWs just to survived in this oligarch-monopolized economy.

          Remember, Henry Sy, and other Chinese billionaires in the country, didn’t become a $14 billion dollar man by sheer hard work alone. He had the right connection (the Yellow Party), to get him to where he is today.

          What really strikes me as odd on where you stand is you’re “supposedly” against the Yellow Party but defend the Chinese-Filipino businesses that virtually monopolized our government and economy for the last 30 years; and, which the current administration is gradually investigating for graft and corruption, unfair employment (“contractualization”) and other business practice violations.

          Like I said in my earlier comments, I’m still waiting for you to reveal your true color and to whom you pledge your allegiance to: the Filipino people or the Yellow Party/Chinese businesses? Or, are you just riding the wave of who’s in power at the moment and not who’s not?

          Aeta

        8. Aeta, in that case “working smart” should be more the appropriate term for the Chinoys. Sorry but I don’t equate yellow party to Chinese businesses; the former is totally incompetent, while the latter is not. In fact, Chinoys have been surfing every wave that’s come along – be it Marcos or the Yellows. And they will continue to thrive under Iron fisted Du30…

          http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/578588/news/nation/beyond-war-on-drugs-duterte-seen-setting-up-economic-boom

          Jollibee Foods Corp, the biggest fastfood chain in the country, plans to open 200 more domestic stores this year. So does Robinsons Retail, taking its total to over 1,500. BDO Unibank Inc, the country’s biggest lender, plans to open 50-100 new branches this year.

        9. zaxx,

          “Jollibee Foods Corp, the biggest fastfood chain in the country, plans to open 200 more domestic stores this year. So does Robinsons Retail, taking its total to over 1,500. BDO Unibank Inc, the country’s biggest lender, plans to open 50-100 new branches this year.”

          Next time you reference a publication source to support your argument, make sure it’s not a Chinoy-owned publication (GMA) endorsing other Chinoy-owned businesses (Jollibee, Robinson, and BDO).

          So am I to understand you condone this type of illegal business practice because it is practical and fashionable to do so? Does the word “monopoly” ever come to mind when you gave me this example of the paramount growth of Jollibee Corporation, which also happens to own franchise rights to operate Chowking, Greenwhich Pizza, Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Mang Inasal, and more?

          In other words, once Jollibee opens a store in one area, the rest of its sister companies will follow. What happens then to the mom and pop restaurants that depended heavily on local patrons for their survival? Will they still be able to survive the mayhem that these Chinoy-owned franchises will bring in? I doubt it very seriously.

          I do not know how much time you have spent traveling throughout the Philippines or overseas; but let me give you an example of how the triad of well-bribed Filipino politicians, Chinese-Filipino businesses, and Chinese Nationals works together.

          Your average Filipino in the Philippines cannot afford to buy a Jollibee franchise, which runs in the hundreds of millions of pesos. The only likely candidates to own a Jollibee franchise are wealthy Filipinos (typically well-connected wealthy politicians and celebrities). If you do not believe that, just ask a Jollibee restaurant employees who the owners are.

          Of course Jollibee’s owners would not have been able to grow in such unprecedented rate if they depended solely on their franchisees’ revenues. They had to ask for outside investments: either Chinese-Filipino businesses (Chinoy businessmen only deal with fellow Chinoy businessmen); or, Chinese Nationals who are given a chance to do business in the Philippines as limited partners, or franchise rights to open Jollibee restaurants in other Asian countries.

          There is nothing wrong with that picture if you’re in business to make money. It only becomes a problem when your business starts to grow to the point that it starts to destroy other businesses in your industry through monopolization, which from all legal and ethical standpoints, becomes a bad business practice since it destroys other businesses, whose displaced owners now become the charge of the government.

          Since we are also talking about the Philippines law, where the fine line between what’s considered legal or ethical, and their opposites, is as murky as the Pasig River, business monopoly really becomes a national crisis that our government officials are not interested in solving because it will take bribe money out of their pockets.

          Naturally, our iron-fisted Duterte is not going to be able to prevent Jollibee at this time (or other monopolizing big businesses) from dropping more shits into our already clogged toilet of an economy.

          Duterte already has his “iron fists” full of shits from unclogging the toilets of graft and corruption created by our Filipino politicians, and Chinese Nationals smuggling illegal drugs and weapons into this country.

          Perhaps in Duterte’s next term as president–if none of these triad members knocks him off first–will he be able to tackle the illegal and unethical business practices of Chinoy-owned businesses.

          Aeta

      1. Amen, klara. Words of wisdom there from someone who fully understands that crooks often wrap themselves in a nice and neat package.

  15. Hey…I saw a website…that features: “Filipinos hate the Get Real Philippines and its Bloggers”…

    Why do they hate us, GRP Bloggers ? Is telling the truth a reason to be hated ?

    Aquino and his YellowTards will always put websites that cater to their agenda of feeding falsehood to the Filipinos !

  16. I don’t believe it’s thoroughly understood by all Filipinos what Duterte is doing. A good percentage of them likes what the new administration is doing, but do not have the hindsight of what took place in the last 3 decades, nor the foresight to see where this whole campaign is going to lead to, nor the dangers that lie ahead.

    Keep in mind the Filipinos have had 30 years of brainwashing by the Yellow Party media. ABS-CBN/TFC and GMA are still dear to the hearts of many Filipinos and will readily believe what they say. These powerful stations are staunch supporters of the Yellow Party, and are being used effectively to sway Filipinos all over the world to change side.

    Duterte can’t afford to take the chance of not having a full-pledged media station/public relations campaigning for his side, that will “fight fire with fire.” The Yellow Party has the media on its side; so should Duterte.

    1. president duterte doesn’t need a media stations. his media is the people and his failure is a defeat of the people’s war on drugs and corruptions. nobody can oust/impeach the president the people will rise.

  17. Dutertes latest press-con in Davao at 1 a.m. on the 21st made me all warm inside and tingly with excitement.

    I can’t wait for all the stinking, rotten trash to come out. All the corruption of the past administration and all the people involved in the drug trade. Sooner or later it will also totally come to light how these fuckers fixed the election. All these yellow asshole cocksuckers better watch out. It’s judgment day. You’re all finished! You’ll get an army boot up your ass.

  18. the inquiry just started. but why the proliferation of drugs inside bilibid prison not included in the 5 objectives to be tackle? this probe is similar to the plaza miranda bombings blamed to Marcos now they’re blaming it tp pres duterte.

  19. is the driver lover really missing? why did de lima say his life is in danger what’s her point? is she trying to break the chain of investigation? what happens if jayvee sebastian and peter co say they’re giving the weekly 5 million to the driver? the chain is still connected to her. de lima knows where her driver is no doubt. she has no where to run away with her crimes the people will go after her. i hope he’s still alive.

  20. Communist mindset most of the Chinese National are trained to be loyal to their government before their family and themselves, this is what make Chinese powerfulfor they have a common goal to help their citizens to rise above top, They support their own business counterparts not as competition but allies to their business and get out of their way to help them to get out of bankruptcy. This is why Filipinos will forever remain a 3rd world shithole since crab mentality is in their blood and their genes.

    1. Unfortunately, these Chinese Nationals–in spite of their admirable qualities to treat their “business counterparts not as competition but allies to their business”–is not helping our country, and people, overcome our inherent affliction with “crab mentality.”

      These well-financed Chinese Nationals come to this country to bribe our politicians to legitimize unlawful business transactions with Chinese-Filipino businesses, and, to smuggle in illegal drugs and weapons.

      The cost of these pseud-legal and illegal activities (a.k.a “Bamboo Network) is the monopolization of our economy and further degradation of our already fledgling society.

      Now I’m not profiling our Chinese-Filipino countrymen, but I’ll be damned if these GRP writers and commenters are either stupid or just in plain denial (for reasons I can only suspect), for failing to see the links among our corrupt politicians, wealthy Chinese-Filipino businessmen, and Chinese Nationals.

      Aeta

      1. Well the bad news is Chinese Nationals who are destroying and monopolizing business are here to stay. These Chinese Nationals can pee all at the same time if they want and we can practically disappear from the map. Until we come up with some economic plan to fully compete with China. We should humbly accept this reality instead of swimming in the pool with no water.

        1. Camara,

          There is nothing we can do to the Chinese Nationals except regulate what they do in our country. If they get out of hand, like commit crime or engage in questionable business practices, the only thing we can do is jail and deport them.

          But that will not happen unless we all come together to eliminate graft and corruption in our society. Our government officials may be the captain and helmsman on the bridge steering the ship in specific directions; however, we are the engineer, the machine, and the fuel that brings it to life.

          The direction our country is going to go is really up to us Filipinos. If we see any wrongdoings being committed by our government officials, it’s up to us to say, “enough is enough,” and mean it; but that won’t happen until we set aside our own personal interests, and differences, as Filipinos—just like what most of us did when we voted for Duterte to be our new president.

          Aeta

        2. they won’t do that alone by themselves, the chinese nationals, if they’re really in a drug business in the Philippines. they have a protector in the country.

          what’s good for de lima now? jail or exile?

        3. Of course not. These Chinese drug smugglers would not be able to operate freely in this country without the facilitating protection of our corrupt politicians. Like I’ve always said, “our corrupt politicians are getting rich from the bribe money from these Chinese Nationals doing both legal and illegal businesses in this country.” There are no “ifs and buts” about it. Anyone who thinks otherwise are either a fool or a part of the scheme.

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