P87 million budget declared by Malacanang for the US
trips ofd Pnoy could be very well more than the actual cost.
did not give any breakdown of the P87 million.
eight Cabinet secretaries with Pnoy have their own travel budgets and
allowances. Like Pnoy, they also brought along members of their staff, who
likewise are entitled to allowances.
Philippine embassy in the country of destination also gets a separate budget
from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
trips lasted only for a week or seven days. If you divide P87 million by seven
days, that’s almost P12,450,000 a day. Question: was everybody in the entourage
really needed by their bosses?
let me add my thoughts, guys:
boys, in particular the ones who prepared and approved the P87- million budget,
had better have a literally SOLID JUSTIFICATION for why should these trips be so
the P87 million is the people’s money, Malacanang and the Cabinet members in
the trips must present a DETAILED BREAKDOWN of their expenditures and supporting documents ASAP (as soon as
then, we taxpayers have NO GUARANTEE that the money was JUDICIOUSLY AND LEGALLY
SPENT, that there was NO OVERPRICING of anything and no funds went into
must also prove that the companies they had tapped for the trips, like airlines
and accommodations, had indeed offered the most reasonable and cheapest rates.
not just because these were owned by government officials or cronies of Pnoy
and the Aquinos or Cojuangcos.
has been boasting that his government has been wisely and prudently handling
funds since he assumed office. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a problem for any of
his boys to prove that ther had been no anomalies for the US abnd UK trips, if HE’S TELLING THE
in mind, guys, P87 million is P87 million.
you wanna know what’s DESPICABLE and INSULTING people, especially to the poor
and the sick?
government doesn’t mind spending P87 million for a week’s travel of Pnoy.
two years into his administration, among others: the education sector is still SHORT OF TENS
OF THOUSANDS of classrooms and books, land reform is some 900,000 hectares
short of the expected accomplishment to date and HUNGER is worsening.
the architects or engineers, landowners and food merchants:
many classrooms can be built or how many textbooks can be bought for P87
million? How many scholarships can that
amount fund? How many hectares of land can be bough for distribution to poor
farmers, how many food generating projects can be started with P87 million?
in advance for any enlightenment.
ON CORONA CONVICTION
Villar disappointed a lot of people big time!
He made a fatal error; his political career whatever is left of it, is now
gone. His wife's political ambitions will never take off as a result of his
guilty verdict on CJ Corona!
The fallout of the trial will haunt them.
No doubt. It's obvious that the judgment
against the chief justice was politically orchestrated, biased and
discriminated...he was singled out for obvious reasons and everybody knows
about it. C'mon people, wake up and smell the garbage looming in the air in our
country. We can't blame others if we're being discriminated, because it's how
other people look at us as a nation.
Corona validated his
conviction from the basis of the rule of law. Anyone with a lingering suspicion
on the Corona
conviction has the inalienable right to feed on this hogwash. Regardless of the
politics of anyone in or out of the trial, the
public trial is very clear on the charges accepted by the judges, the
prosecution and the defense, the facts and evidence laid out during the trial and
the basis of the Impeachment of Renato Corona from his position of Chief
Justice--- which he accepted with his superior knowledge of the law.
Suspicions and very
serious doubts on Corona’s
conviction will never go away. It will be remembered for the ruthlessness, viciousness
and super abuse of power by Abnoy.
Try watching The Conspirator and read Grisham's The
Appeal. You'll find some similarities in
the plots of the true-to life movie and the novel with Corona's ouster... sometimes, life is indeed
stranger than fiction.
PORCIUNCULA of Valenzuela
Sabi nga ni Madam Miriam, yung impeachment is
a quasi-political thing. Kung ang evidence lang ang pinagbabatayan dun, it
wouldn't have turned out that way. Syempre kinu-consider din nila yung
political careers, kuno, nila. Let's face it.
WHY SHOULD WE
Hell, no. Never
trusted him to begin with. 30
Whether they like it or not, the senators
who convicted former Chief Justice Renato Corona will have to live with
suspicions that they’re vote was in exchange for something, as Sen, Miriam Defensor
Santiago had insinuated.
If not forever, at least until the
elections next year. No amount of denial by any of them, or by Malacanang, will
erase that mindset in one click.
First: Seven of them met at the home of
Sen. Loren Legarda purportedly to discuss Corona’s
case and come up with a wise decision ONE DAY BEFORE closing arguments by both
sides were heard in the impeachment court.
I’m not a lawyer but I will dare say that
whenever closing arguments are allowed, the judge or judges LISTEN TO THESE
FIRST before deciding on the case.
Second: On the day the closing arguments
were delivered, presidential adviser for political affairs Ronald Llamas was
being quoted in media as sating they (meaning Malacanang) already have 18
senators in the bag for Corona’s conviction.
Third: The following day, some of my
sources of information tipped me off as early as past 8 a.m. that Corona will be convicted
on 20-3 vote. When I arrived for work, my boss told me the same thing.
One of his friends arrived for a visit,
also with the same information. True enough, when Corona’s conviction was announced later that
afternoon, the voting was indeed 20-3.
Fourth: The terms of two of the senators
who convicted Corona,
Ping Lacson and Francis Pangilinan, willl end only by next year. But this
early, President Aquino has declared he’s eyeing them for Cabinet posts after
they graduate from the Senate.
Fifth: There was widespread talk that the
explanatory speech of Senators Ramon Revilla Jr. and Manuel Viillar for their
guilty vote were prepared ONLY AT THE LAST MINUTE.
I don’t know if you noticed it, guys, but
Villar OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T HAVE HIS HEART for his speech. And my sources in Lakas,-NUCD,
which Revilla heads, say political considerations were among the reasons for
his guilty vote.
So unless there will be AIRTIGHT and
ROCK-SOLID proof that there was nothing in return for their guilty votes, the
senators who convicted Coronas can’t blame the people for entertaining the
Especially at the 2013 polls.
From our friends:
WHY WHOULD WE STILL TRUST PNOY?
AURORA RUSSEL of Angeles
Trust is earned and
is never given, especially to a supposed leader who would stop at nothing to
persecute his political enemies.
RICKY MONFORT of Bacolod City
Simple answer to
your question, Boyet: "Why doesn’t Avnoy want to sign the waiver?" He
is just as guilty as the CJ because he did not also reveal everything in his
SALN, period. It's as simple as that. If he isn't hiding anything, he would be
more than willing to submit to the challenge. If you look at the word hypocrite
in the dictionary, you'll see a yellow bald asshole.!
walang wala na! Wala nang aasahan at kapag-apagasa ang bayan natin sa isang
taong mapaghigante sinungaling, abusado, mapangapi at walang respeto at
paggalang sa batas at sa sambayanan!
We trust Penoy like we trust
snakes, in a well-guarded snake pit.
DARWIN CANETE of Caloocan City
Wait, did we ever
trust him at all? Good thing too. he never delivered anything.
I never did, I never
I never trusted Pnoy. He’s just all talk
Antimano, wala akong
tiwala dyan! Bobo naman yan.
RUTH JUBALDE of Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Gaya ng sinabi ni Atty. Bono Adaza, dapat
balik muna sa grade 1 ang mga Pilipino para matutong pumili ng mabuting kandidato.
I don’t trust him, and will never trust
Never did, never will. Didn't vote for him.
BIENVENIDO VALERA of Quezon City
TOOTS SYLED of Scottsdale,
Pagmumukha pa lang, youi cannot trust that man.
REY ANTHONY BALURAN of Cebu City
I didn’t, I don’t and I will not!
KENNETH FERNANDO ZABLAN of Seoul, South Korea
Mula't sapul, wala.
Ba't ka naman magtitiwala sa isang taong mula pagka-bata mayaman, pero hindi
man lang nagawang magasawa. Ayaw ng mabigat na responsibilidad?
ROWEL GREGORIO of Valenzuela City
Eversince marinig kong tatakbo pa lang na presidente, it's
like “What?!” Nine years in Congress,
three years at the Senate, ZERO! Ni isang batas, walang ipinasa! Tapos, presidente naman.
it is a catastrophe when we do not trust the President but you know, he might
be better than Marcos, Ramos, Estrada and GMA. We will see.
I never trusted him
magtitiwala sa isang walang alam?
ALBERT DE PANO
Umpisa pa lang ng
kampanya sa presidential election, wala na akong tiwala sa panot na yan!
a question to both pro and anti-Pnoys:
his outright refusal to sign a waiver for his bank accounts despite his promise
to do so when he was campaigning for the presidency, why should we still trust the word of President Aquino?
I don’t find any good reason anymore to continue doing so.
ADMITS he had promised to open his bank accounts for public scrutiny in case he
wins when he ran for president in 2010.
note, people, he would do it on his own volition, and NOT THROUGH anybody or
through any document like the SALN. He
SPECIFIED bank accounts tin his promise.
he CATEGORICALLY REFUSES to do so.
says that with the waiver in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth
(SALN), there is no need anymore for him to sign a second waiver for his bank
presidential spokesman Abigail Valte herself has admitted in a radio interview
that the SALN waiver DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY authorize the Ombudsman to go
straight to the banks and look into Pnoy’s accounts.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales had to be content with UNVERIFIED RECORDS from
the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) in revealing supposed dollar deposits
of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.
put, Pnoy is TRYING TO FOOL US!
he has LITTLE OR NO REGARD of the law. He shamelessly CLAIMS THE CONTRARY to
the people in defending his refusal to sign a waiver for his bank accounts.
Pnoy or his spokespersons will insist that his interpretation of the SALN
waiver’s strength is correct, then how come not one legal luminary outside of
his administration is backing him up?
Valte herself admitted the contrary of his argument?
a person has NO VALID DEFENSE not to keep his or her promise, that person has
NO WORD OF HONOR.
that person get away with fooling you now, THERE’S NO GUARANTEE that he or she
WON’T DO IT AGAIN .
think hard, and I mean very, very hard about this:
Pnoy HAS NO PROBLEM in OPENLY breaking a promise involving a simple waiver, how
can we expect him to fulfill his other campaign pledges?
can answer. Just be sure you stick to the issue.
CORONA ARREST RUMOR DIVERSIONARY TACTIC!
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of Farmville, Virginia,
They can do whatever they wish, because they
OWN the Philippines.
We’re just PAYING THE PRICE of our
actions. GOD SAVE THE PHILIPPINES.
Sana nga, di totoo pero
knowing that abnormal resident in the Palace, he won’t stop until he destoys Corona. Magunaw na ang Pilipinas,
huwag lang ang ego niya.
nga po siya aarestuhin? Sobra na talaga itong mga nasa puwesto.
JUICO of Jacksonville, Florida, USA
ni Abnoy. Sign or resign.
ko nang mag-amok. Sobra na sila.
SYLED pf Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
PORCIUNCULA of Valenzuela
repeats itself. 30
Sorry for not posting anything yesterday
and today, guys. I’ve been running an off and on fever. Please bear with me. Tnx.
I find the rapidly spreading talk that
former Chief Justice Renato Corona will be arrested on Friday on orders of
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales as both an indication and a diversionary
It’s an indication that the Pnoy
government is aware that the majority of the people do not agree with Corona’s conviction. They
know that they must demonize Corona
round-the-clock to condition the public mind that he is indeed morally unfit to
continue as Chief Justice.
So they must cook up new and sensational
lies, like that arrest gimmick, even if they’ll look like IDIOTS.
It’s public knowledge that until he was
convicted in his impeachment trial, Corona
WAS NOT FACING ANY CHARGES before any court. And for those who may not know it,
Morales HAS NO POWER to order the arrest of anyone.
It’s only the court who can issue a
warrant of arrest.
That’s why I strongly believe that this
rumor is being spread to divert public attention from the growing clamor for
Pnoy to sign a waiver for his bank accounts, as he had promised when he ran for
president in 2010.
Remember, Pnoy has been refusing to sign
a waiver for his bank accounts.
He says the waiver on his statement of
assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) authorizes the Ombudsman to look into
But deputy presidential spokesperson
Abigail Valte has admitted In a recent radio interview that the ASALN waiver is
NOT ABSOLUTE and does not authorize the Ombudsman to directly go to the banks
to check on Pnoy’s finances.
Therefore, Malacanang needs a sensational
publicity stunt that can catch the people’s attention and make them forget
Pnoy’s refusal to execute a waiver. And these days, NOTHING can be a more
effective DIVERSION than Corona.
And whatever happens to or is done to him.
Personally, I don’t think Pnoy’s people
are that STUPID to arrest or order the arrest of Corona. But here’s hoping that the
anti-Coronas will not be FOOLED either into believing that it will be a
perfectly legal publicity stunt.
NO MORE EXCUSE NOT TO SIGN WAIVER!
ISABEL JUICO of Jacksonville , Florida ,
There is also an
electronic foot print of banking transactions...kahit saan niya itago yan
makikita yan if the people will have the political will to demand the waiver.
So my suggestion is not to let go of this issue and keep hounding them about it
at every turn.
JOE ALVARADO JR. of Makati
There is no mention
of bank records on the SALN waiver, only records from gov’t agencies. Stop the
PALUSOT, sign a waiver now
GERRY JAVIER JR. of Makati
Kung totoo yun
‘daang matuwid’ mo, you and your Cabinet should sign the waiver now, Mr.
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of Farmville , Virginia
Ang hindi pipirma,
tiyak na may tinatagong kabulukan.
EDWARD SEE of Quezon City
Never has Satan been
more triumphant than in the Political World.
Wala nang palusot.
Sign or resign!
This is all a
backfire to Abnoy and his yellow army. Sasabit
din ang mga kakampi niya.
They are terrified
to sign the waiver.
Iyan talaga trabaho
niyan .ipagtanggol si excessive entanglement
MICHAEL EUPERIO of
Silay CVity, Negros Occidental
Telling too many
lies is like juggling bombs. Keep juggling them and you will tire yourself out,
drop them and they go boom!
Puro palusot.. kaya gobyerno natin kung saan- saan
Valte is a robot toy
of Noynoy...I don’t believe these people anymore.
Siyempre, maghahanda siya para maitago lahat sa labas ng bansa ang kanyang mga
dollar or pesos, .at mga pinagbentahana niya ng ariarian ng gobyerno.
SO, PNOY HAS NO WORD
OF HONOR AFTER ALL!
CATHERINE LOPEZ of Manila
Ang sinungaling, kakambal ng magnanakaw.
Iyan ang kasabihan ng matatanda.
Can he just once
show us that he has PALABRA DE HONOR?
6.4 PERCENT GDP GROWTH UNBELIEVABLE
SONNY CABRALES of Los Angeles , California
2011 funds for
infrastructure were intentionally withheld for 2012. I call that window
dressing anyway you look at it. I hope they take off the books the value of
those bananas that China
rejected as that will surely affect the 2nd quarter GDP.
You man from 3 percent, the growth rate
suddenly was 100 percent? Where are the investments and jobs? THEY ARE CRAZ
Even if what PNoy and his boys claim is true,
the majority of the people won't feel any effect of that rise in GDP because
GDP IS NOT A GOOD MEASURE of real and genuine development. I suggest they use
GPI or genuine progress index!
You're all not crazy -- the economy really may
not be what you're being told it is:
Lokohin nia sarili nila. 30
NO MORE EXCUSE for Pnoy NOT TO SIGN a waiver for his bank accounts, as he had
promised when he ran for President two years ago.
defense has just been DEMOLISHED by no less than his deputy spokesperson,
mounting public clamor, Pnoy’s insisting that he had done that promise by
signing his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), which purportedly
gives the Ombudsman authority to open his bank accounts.
in a radio interview, Valte admitted that Pnoy’s SALN was NOT AN ABSOLUTE
WAIVER which allows the Ombudsman to ask for details of dollar deposits
straight form the banks.
admitted that unless accompanied by representations from the Anti-Money
Laundering Council (AMLC), the Ombudsman can’t peak into bank deposits and
other financial transactions of the Pnoy.
WALA NANG PALUSOT pang magagawa si Pnoy para HUWAG MAGPAKALALAKI at TUPARIN na
ang pangako niyang pipirma siya ng waiver.
admission shows that Pnoy has been LYING AND FOOLING THE PEOPLE in claiming
that with his SALN, there’s no more need for him to execute a waiver for his
than ever, the ONLY POSSIBLE REASON for Pnoy’s refusal to sign a waiver is he
is hiding ILLEGALLY AMASSED MONEY.
as I had written earlier, he won’t waste a second in signing a waiver to prove
that he practices the transparency he often preaches and should be an example
to all, apart from being a TRUE MAN who keeps his word.
had been quoted in media several days ago that Pnoy was not ready to execute a
waiver AT THIS TIME.
VERY DANGEROUS SIGN if you’ll ask me.
Valte did not explain what would be the appropriate time for Pnoy to sign a
waiver, the only logical answer I can think of is Pnoy still has to HIDE (like
transferring to offshore accounts) the monies which he doesn’t want the public
not keep our guard down, people. Let’s join forces in keeping the pressure on
Pnoy until he signs a waiver IMMEDIATELY.
not, nobody should be surprised if Pnoy
suddenly signs a waiver and it turns out that his savings are mostly, if not
all, rfeflective of what he only earns as President of the country.
PERCENT GDP GROWTH UNBELIEVABLE!
They will do
everything to fool the people all the time. Copycats of Hitlers propaganda
technique which was also applied by the Reds!
Tama po ang kutob
ninyo, Sir Boyet.
LIES, that’s how I
ALBERT DE PANO of Quezon City
Be that as it may, but do you guys always
find faults with what the government says or do? Can't really understand this attitude.
I don’t believe these AUTISTATISTICS. MALAyO
YAN sa katotohanan.
Kayo lang naman ang hanggang ngayon, di
naniniwala. Ssiguro, sadyang ganyan ang mindset ninyo. Ang kontra kay Pnoy ay
blinded maging sa magandang adhikain nito.
Saan kaya kinuha ang
figures na iyan?
Ang galling talagang
mambola ni Abnoy and company.
SO PNOY HAS NO WORD
OF HONOR AFTER ALL!
Kailan pa nagkaroon
ng word of honor ang isang taong may mild retardation? Nasulsulan nga lang yan
kaya tumakbong presidente. Ang gusto lang niya ay maglaro nang maglaro nang
maglaro kasama ni Puno.
Palagay ko, nasa bingit na ng alanganin ang
mga pulitiko dahil may kopya ng SALN nila si Noynoy kaya hawak na silang lahat
sa leeg. Pati ang mga Supreme Court justices nasa bingit na rin ng alanganin.
Ano pa nga ba! Diyan siya magaling, sa
pagsisinungaling. Kaya dapat bumaba na siya pag hindi niya tpinirmahan ang
BULLSHIT DEFENSE OF
PNOY’S NON-SIGNING OF WAIVER!
ROMEO UY of North Las Vegas, Nevada,
Miss Valte, ,say that to the marines but not
to us.Don't let us look na parang uto-uto na gaya mo.....kahit grade one hindi mo mabobola.