Friday, July 20, 2012


Instead of clearing the anomalies uncovered by the Commission on Audit (COA), Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Dinky Soliman made the department’s conditional cash transfer program MORE SUSPICIOUS in the public eye.

Lacierda and Soliman ADMIT to the accuracy of the COA findings with their defense that reforms have been carried out and concerns have been addressed.

But take note, people: Lacierda and Soliman DID NOT ANNOUNCE ANY PROBE which will be carried out. They DID NOT NAME even one individual who will be questioned.


For those who missed it, the amounts involved in the anomalies uncovered by COA are not just in millions but HUNDREDS of millions of pesos. Consider these:

A total of P570 MILLION released as of Dec. 31, 2010, remained  UNLIQUIDATED or UNACCOUNTED for as of June 2012. And Soliman WOULD NOT even identify the people who received the money.

A total of P367.6 MILLION released to 60,433 non-complying beneficiaries. But no names from Soliman on who was/were responsible for the disbursement of the monies and what, if any, has been done to them.

Of the P3.6 billion unliquidated funds as of Dec. 31, 2010, Soliman said more than P3 billion had been liquidated. But SHE COULD NOT PRESENT EVEN ONE PROOF of this. 

A total of 6,157 non-poor households were enrolled in the program but, again, no names and no action from Soliman against who was/were to blame and what been done to them,

All that the DSWD can say is the 6,157 have been removed from the program. But no evidence whatsoever to prove the delisting, like names or notices to the parties concerned.

Lacierda said reforms have been made and all concerns have been addressed. But he could not cite even one specific reform or solution.

Apart from the fact that HE’S NOT FROM DSWD and is, therefore, DEFINITELY NOT In the ethical and moral position to say anything for and in defense of the CCT, or of the department.

Unless Lacierda is also the DSWD or CCT spokesman.

And judge for yourselves, guys, if Lacierda is LYING or is simply a CONFUSED, INCOMPETENT mouthpiece for the DSWD and the CCT:

A story in the GMA News website quoted Lacierda as saying of the CCT: "The audit for the year 2011 has NOT BEEN PERFORMED yet. IT IS BEING DONE but there is no report yet."

The floor is yours, boys and girls.


From our friends:


Eto na nga, kaya sapilitang inemplemento ang increase at mandatory na pagbayad sa mga memebers, particularly mga OFWs, dahil obviously sa pagkakautang nila sa mga private hospitals. Mga members, lalo na ang mga OFWs, ang magbabayad. What a treacherous way of treating OFWs. Saan nga napunta yung perang ibinayad ng mga members niyan,di kaya pinaghati-hatian na nila.

Kainis yang PhilHealth na iyan. Continous bayad ko. Tapos, from January, nag request ako ng updated mdr ko/ Till now, July na, wala pa. 30

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The warning by Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) president Rustico Jimenez that they’re group will no longer accept PhilHealth cards unless the agency settles its debt to their members raises THREE DANGER SIGNS.

Regardless of whether the debt is P2 billion as claimed by Jimenez or just P300 million as alleged by Health Secretary and PhilHealth Chair Enrique Ona.

First, tens or probably hundreds of thousands of poor PhilHealth members will be in danger of losing adequate health care. If that happens, and the number of the sick increases, who should be blamed?  

Believe me, guys, NOBODY in government will assume any responsibility if that happens.

More importantly, does PhilHealth have a back-up plan under this scenario? Are there IMMEDIATE MEASURES ready in case private hospitals start turning away PhilHealth card holders because of the agency’s debt?

Second, PhilHealth has to EXPLAIN why its debt to hospitals reached that high.  PhilHealth officials point to faulty or questionable claims as the culprit. I find this rather thin because for sure, hospitals know by now, and by heart, what can and what can’t be claimed form PhilHealth.

If Ona will say that Jimenez is lying or mistaken, then he had better present proof in public. Para magkaalaman na agad kung sino ang mali or SINUNGALING! If Ona can’t or won’t show proof, time to start looking for P300 million or P2 billion, people.

Third, PhilHealth officials said the agency has more than P100 billion in reserve funds.

Where is this? Where is the documentary proof that the money is intact and not being STOLEN? What exactly is it for and what are the safeguards against plunder by corrupt PhilHealth personnel?

If PhilHealth FAILS to SATISFACTORILY clarify even one of any of these issues with documentary evidence, we’re looking at aprobably the mother of all scams at PhilHealth.

From our friends:


JULITOI MACAPAGAL of Citibank, Singapore
Sir Boyet Antonio, you are against constitutional reforms? I have been reading your blogs and have agreed to most of your opinions until this one. Belmonte and Enrile are among the most opportunist politicians but their initiative in amending the Constitution, especially the restrictive economic ones is what we need at this time. The 1987 Constitution of Cory was designed for the oligarchs. If amending the Constitution extends to change in form of government from presidential to parliamentary, what’s the problem with that? It’s much easier to oust the Prime Minister by a ‘no confidence’ vote, rather than wait to finish the term of a president.

VIOLY MORATO of San Mateo, Rizal
Siyempre, sa ngayon, konting pakipot muna siya para di obvious…pero watch out! Magugulat na lang tayo…101 percent Pnoy will support Chacha.

BIEN BALAJADIA of Marikina City
It's a smokescreen, nothing more. They're feeling the pressure for the removal of the 40 percent limitation on foreign ownership to create more jobs locally and improve services through competition. BUT...I doubt they'll even touch that. They'll lose their oligarch support and the campaign money the oligarchs bring.

Yellow gimmickry ...fooling the people all the time! Finish the 2013 Elections first, then let’s talk of a constitutional convention (not Constituent Assembly)! Why? Because a constitutional convention will comprise of constitutionalists elected by the people ... not yellow appointees as in the case of a Constituent Assembly!

ISABEL JUICO of Jacksonville, Florida, USA
We do need charter change... look at our military. But my fear is that will the  money go to our military, or will it be again to finance the NPA/MILF? 

No to Charter change....not now.

DANILO BONIFACIO of North Vancouver, British Columbia
Politics na naman, Lilibangin na naman ang taongbayan, wala naman pupuntahan yan. Marami na tayong batas, Dapat ipatupad na lang at hindi natin alam kung anong hidden agenda nila

Yuko Kasuya said the one-term limit is particularly harmful to our political system. One reason why some countries progress faster is that their competent leaders are able to stay long enough to implement reforms. Here, kasi, when the next leader takes over, they tend to undo whatever the previous leader had done, Filipinos are so KSP, they tend to be vindictive.

If you support Charter change, then make it a priority of the next Congress.

DON MARCOS of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Looks like what we need is change all these useless and Incompetent politicians serving themselves.

Boyet Antonio, in order for constitutional reform to avoid unnecessarily extending the term of UNDESERVING INCOMPETENTS, then you must support the shift to the parliamentary system. With the parliamentary system, ONLY those who are good (or are the best in a crop of alternatives) stay on as long as they deliver, but those who consistently end up with failure easily get booted out.

Kelan pa ba tayo magbabago ? Kung ganyan parati ang sasabihin natin --gusto nila ipasa yan para maextend lang term ng government officials, di na nga maipapasa yan kahit sino pa ang nakaupo diyan.

Yung mga representative po ba, nagrerepresent ng mga constituent nila o ng party nila? 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I do not believe Malacanang’s statement that Pnoy is lukewarm or not interested in amending the Constitution or Charter at this time.

I will dare say instead that has GIVEN HIS BLESSINGS and is ALL OUT for it.

Think about this, guys: The two leading and most vocal, all-out advocates of Charter change are Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Sonny Belmonte.

Considering that his congressmen-son Jack is running for senator next year, Enrile will not risk antagonizing anti-Charter change advocates and lose their votes if he has no assurance of rock-solid support.

The kind of support that only the logistics and political machinery of Pnoy and his Liberal Party can give.

On the part of the House, it’s like the impeachment all over again, with Belmonte PERSONALLY ORCHESTRATING the initiative.  Whoever supports Charter change will surely expect something in return, especially for the elections next year.

You don’t expect Belmonte to use his personal resources, do you?

Now, Malacanang will of course deny any and all support for amendments to the Constitution in the strongest possible terms. Pnoy would not want to be accused of working for the extension of his term, and hasten the disappearance of his gasping image of moral righteousness.

But it would not take a genius to realize that Pnoy is the BIGGEST BENEFICIARY of Charter change.

At the very least, he gets the credit for any and all constitutional amendments, especially if these will prove beneficial to the people, since it’s  under his administration. He can claim that changes happened during his watch.

But more importantly, amendments which can EXTEND HIS TERM LEGALLY or ENABLE HIM to TIGHTEN HS CONTROL on the government can be introduced once Charter change starts

Personally, I find this as the main reason for the drive to amend the Constitution. Economic amendments as the ground for Charter changer is rubbish. 

It would be RIDICULOUS to think or believe that our senators and congressmen did not notice these supposedly needed amendments to the Constitution. Why didn’t they move for these then is BEYOND COMPREHENSION.

Believe me, neither will any senator or congressman admit to amnesia or poor or distorted sense of priorities or values.