President Aquino’s Liberal Party cuddles errant officials

The ruling Liberal Party of President Benigno Aquino is certainly a big joke as regards Rene Villa, chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) who allegedly received cash and campaign donations from Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of a P10-billion “pork barrel” scam. Villa served as Napoles’ lawyer between 2006 and 2010. During this…

Will Aquino cheer up or let down Pinoys tonight?

President Benigno Aquino is due to make a 10-minute address to the nation tonight between 6:30 to 7:30. The subject of his short statement from Malacanang is unclear, with speculations that he might try to defuse mounting public anger over large-scale misuse of taxpayers’ money, i.e. PDAF, DAP, questionable large bonuses of some officials or…

No passports? Who cares!

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is seeking the cancellation of the passports of senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, as well as more than 30 others, over their alleged involvement in the P10 billion “pork barrel scam” purportedly masterminded by Janet Napoles. Estrada and company have protested, saying they should be presumed…

Why did Estrada, Revilla, Marcos divert their DAP funds to fake NGOs?

(Photos clockwise: Janet Napoles, Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla) Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and Bongbong Marcos need to explain to the Filipino people why they diverted to fake non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of Janet Napoles their so-called Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds which they originally earmarked to the Department of Agrarian Reform.…

How is Aquino different from Arroyo in fighting graft and corruption?

The difference, in my view, is like day and night. No big-time or high-profile grafter was ever prosecuted during the nine-year term of former president Gloria Arroyo. Hardly surprising. Documentary evidence has now started to emerge how she and her accomplices pillaged taxpayers’ money in a large-scale manner during her term. In sharp contrast, President…