Saturday, June 9, 2012
These are excerpts from a post I ran into in www.trigger.ph
The P87 million budget declared by Malacanang for the
trips ofd Pnoy could be very well more than the actual cost. UK
Malacanang did not give any breakdown of the P87 million.
The 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.
The Philippine embassy in the country of destination also gets a separate budget from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The 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?
Now, let me add my thoughts, guys:
Pnoy’s 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 EXTRAVAGANT.
Since 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 possible).
Until 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 anybody’s pockets.
Somebody 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.
And not just because these were owned by government officials or cronies of Pnoy and the Aquinos or Cojuangcos.
Pnoy 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 trips, if HE’S TELLING THE
Keep in mind, guys, P87 million is P87 million.
But you wanna know what’s DESPICABLE and INSULTING people, especially to the poor and the sick?
The government doesn’t mind spending P87 million for a week’s travel of Pnoy.
But 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.
To the architects or engineers, landowners and food merchants:
How 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?
Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
WILL LINGER! CORONA
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.
JOSE LUIS LEGARDA
Suspicions and very serious doubts on
conviction will never go away. It will be remembered for the ruthlessness, viciousness
and super abuse of power by Abnoy. Corona
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
's ouster... sometimes, life is indeed
stranger than fiction. Corona
CHRISTINE PORCIUNCULA of
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 STILLMTRUST PNOY?
Hell, no. Never trusted him to begin with. 30
Friday, June 8, 2012
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
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
will be convicted
on 20-3 vote. When I arrived for work, my boss told me the same thing. Corona
One of his friends arrived for a visit, also with the same information. True enough, when
’s conviction was announced later that
afternoon, the voting was indeed 20-3. Corona
Fourth: The terms of two of the senators who convicted
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. Corona
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 thought.
Especially at the 2013 polls.
From our friends:
WHY WHOULD WE STILL TRUST PNOY?
AURORA RUSSEL of
, Pampanga 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
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.!
GRACE GO of
Ako, 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!
CHO URSAL GAB of
We trust Penoy like we trust snakes, in a well-guarded snake pit.
Wait, did we ever trust him at all? Good thing too. he never delivered anything.
AIDA RODRIGUEZ RUBIANO
I never did, I never will.
I never trusted Pnoy. He’s just all talk
His head is empty.
CONDESA DE ESPANA
Antimano, wala akong tiwala dyan! Bobo naman yan.
RUTH JUBALDE of Sibulan,
I don’t trust him, and will never trust him.
Never did, never will. Didn't vote for him.
LOUIE BALBAGO of
LENI BANZON RACCA
From the start, NOPE!
VALERA of Quezon City
TOOTS SYLED of
Pagmumukha pa lang, youi cannot trust that man.
MARY GRACE SANCHEZ
REY ANTHONY BALURAN of
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
May presidente ba?
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.
I’m thinking...gosh, 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 even before.
AL RONDINA JR.
Bakit ako magtitiwala sa isang walang alam?
ALBERT DE PANO
Since Day 1, none!
JONEL ACE ESPERANCILLA
Umpisa pa lang ng kampanya sa presidential election, wala na akong tiwala sa panot na yan!
Big NOOOOO… 30
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Here’s a question to both pro and anti-Pnoys:
With 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?
Personally, I don’t find any good reason anymore to continue doing so.
Pnoy ADMITS he had promised to open his bank accounts for public scrutiny in case he wins when he ran for president in 2010.
Take 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.
Now, he CATEGORICALLY REFUSES to do so.
He 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 accounts.
But take note, people:
Deputy 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.
Remember, 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.
Simply put, Pnoy is TRYING TO FOOL
Clearly, 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.
If 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?
And Valte herself admitted the contrary of his argument?
If a person has NO VALID DEFENSE not to keep his or her promise, that person has NO WORD OF HONOR.
If that person get away with fooling you now, THERE’S NO GUARANTEE that he or she WON’T DO IT AGAIN .
Now think hard, and I mean very, very hard about this:
If Pnoy HAS NO PROBLEM in OPENLY breaking a promise involving a simple waiver, how can we expect him to fulfill his other campaign pledges?
Anybody can answer. Just be sure you stick to the issue.
From our friends:
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
They can do whatever they wish, because they OWN the
We’re just PAYING THE PRICE of our
actions. GOD SAVE THE Philippines . PHILIPPINES
JONEL ACE ESPERANCILLA
Sign the waiver now.
Bakit nga po siya aarestuhin? Sobra na talaga itong mga nasa puwesto.
ISABEL JUICO of
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Palusot ni Abnoy. Sign or resign.
GRACE GO of
Gusto ko nang mag-amok. Sobra na sila.
TOOTS SYLED pf
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Sobra na talaga!
CHRISTINE PORCIUNCULA of
History repeats itself. 30
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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 tactic.
It’s an indication that the Pnoy government is aware that the majority of the people do not agree with
’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. Corona
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,
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. Corona
It’s only the court who can issue a warrant of arrest.
That’s why I strongly believe that this arrest
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. Corona
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 his monies.
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
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
. But here’s hoping that the
anti-Coronas will not be FOOLED either into believing that it will be a
perfectly legal publicity stunt. Corona
NO MORE EXCUSE NOT TO SIGN WAIVER!
ISABEL JUICO of
Jacksonville , Florida ,
Sign or resign!
MARIA GRACIA YLLANA
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
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
Kung totoo yun ‘daang matuwid’ mo, you and your Cabinet should sign the waiver now, Mr. President.
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
Farmville , Virginia
Ang hindi pipirma, tiyak na may tinatagong kabulukan.
EDWARD SEE of
Never has Satan been more triumphant than in the Political World.
ED TAM REAMICO
Wala nang palusot. Sign or resign!
JOSE LUIS LEGARDA
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,
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 nasusuot!
Valte is a robot toy of Noynoy...I don’t believe these people anymore.
Thats possible. 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
Ang sinungaling, kakambal ng magnanakaw. Iyan ang kasabihan ng matatanda.
MELANIE TILLES DOMINGO
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
rejected as that will surely affect the 2nd quarter GDP. China
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!
BEN KRITZ of
You're all not crazy -- the economy really may not be what you're being told it is:
Lokohin nia sarili nila. 30
Sunday, June 3, 2012
There’s 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.
His defense has just been DEMOLISHED by no less than his deputy spokesperson, Abigal Valte.
DespIte 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.
But 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.
Valte 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.
Kaya WALA NANG PALUSOT pang magagawa si Pnoy para HUWAG MAGPAKALALAKI at TUPARIN na ang pangako niyang pipirma siya ng waiver.
Valte’s 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 bank accounts.
More than ever, the ONLY POSSIBLE REASON for Pnoy’s refusal to sign a waiver is he is hiding ILLEGALLY AMASSED MONEY.
Otherwise, 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.
Valte had been quoted in media several days ago that Pnoy was not ready to execute a waiver AT THIS TIME.
A VERY DANGEROUS SIGN if you’ll ask me.
Since 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 to know.
Let’s not keep our guard down, people. Let’s join forces in keeping the pressure on Pnoy until he signs a waiver IMMEDIATELY.
If 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.
\From our friends:
6.4 PERCENT GDP GROWTH UNBELIEVABLE!
JOSE RAMON VILLANUEVA
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 see them.
ALBERT DE PANO of
Press release. Propaganda.
ED PUNZAL of Tagig
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.
Population growtrh baka pa.
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.
GRACE GO of
Ano pa nga ba! Diyan siya magaling, sa pagsisinungaling. Kaya dapat bumaba na siya pag hindi niya tpinirmahan ang waiver!
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
mo.....kahit grade one hindi mo mabobola.