Sunday, November 29, 2009

PALAKA's Monster

It seems that the ruling party is no different from its idol, Gloria. Its embroiled in a shocking scandal called the Maguindanao Massacre. Reports say that as early as mid this year, the party has been tackilng the issue of the Ampatuans and Mangudadatus. Just like Gloria, the party leadership had offered the Mangudadatus different government position just so they will not field a gubernatorial candidate whot will challenge the Ampatuans. It would not have come to this despicable act of savagery if only GMA and PALAKA are not coddling Neanderthals and did not practice transactional politics.

Gibo Teodoro is now on a PR blitz to salvage whatever is left of PALAKA and try and improve his image as well. He too knew of the internal squabble and yet was too slow to react or even prevent this crime from happening. This is just an example of how local politics interacts with national politics. Warlords are nurtured and fed for the political ambitions of a greedy few. Gloria sure has created a monster of a clan. Despite Gibo's efforts, it's too late. The damage has been done. He is party to a brand of politics which he says he despises.

Blood is on GMA's hands because she had showered these warlords with arms to terrorize their constituents into submissin. Maguindanao is but an example of the kind of politics this evil administration has been nurturing for the past 8 years. No matter what her equally incompetent spin doctors will say, this cultural of political terrorism will be very hard to distance this administration itself from.

PALAKA is a party of criminals, plain and simple. There is no other way to describe this monstrosity of a political party. Expelling the Ampatuans likens them to Pontius Pilate. To Gibo, you should have been more decisive back when this squabble started. You should have told Gloria that there is no such thing as concessions on the name of public service. The massacre awakened the people to the reality of dirty politics and the culture of impunity this country is in.

I hope the Ampatuans fry. They know they are guilty. I'd like to see them a twenty-one gun salute with all the guns pointed at them. We live in a civilized world and there is no room for Neanderthals to roam freely among us,


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What Jamby Should Have Done

Manny Villar would be hanging out to dry if only Jamby did her homework well. Instead of focusing on the overpricing and insertion angle, she should have concentrated on conflict of interest. Even if she presented a hundred witnesses, the case against Agent Orange would not hold. You see, all of them were in collusion. They will cover each other's ass. It's but logical that she will not get anything from any of them.Justify Full
What she should have done is to show how Villar benefited from the C-5 extension. It has been Villar's modus operandi is to cloak his operation in the guise of road projects that as he claims would benefit the residents of a certain area.The diversion of the C-5 extension passes thru his properties and developments. This not only increases the value of his projects but gives access to his buyers making their travel more convenient.

If you are familiar with the area, Villar diverted the C-5 to Zapote.You will see how narrow the exit point would be. The most logical way the C-5 should have gone is through Kabihasnan which exits to the Coastal Road. To pass it through Las Piñas is simp[ly impractical. Thise passing through the C-5 extension now has to pass through Zapote. If you're going to Las Piñas by way of the Coastal Rd., you will be surprised by counter flowing vehicles. You'll have to contend with huge trailers, buses, jeeps, cars and tricycles. This could lead to accidents and horrendous traffic. During nighttime, it becomes even more dangerous.

Villar sure knows how to take advantage of road projects to benefit his business. Just imagine the billions he had saved in developments by using public funds. Had Madrigal focused on this, Villar's political career could have ended. This is much simpler and easier to prove. Another road in question is the Daang-hari which was developed in the guise of connecting Alabang with Cavite. Along this road and to the area it exits lies several subdivisions owned by Villar. This is another case the senate should look at. Sen. Biazon is familiar with this as the residents of Alabang and Las Piñas were protesting against this.

Villar is a calculating, exploitative and opportunistic politician. He is not a public servant but a wise businessman. He uses his position for his personal gain. This is the person who can look you in the eye and tell you he is squeaky clean. If a person can lie through his teeth, he doesn't deserve anyboby's vote. Don't be fooled by this person. All he is after is how much money he can earn.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Villar's Secret To Success

The Land Registration Commission is the secret to Manny Villar's success. This is where he got the idea of what business he should go into. Working there opened the doors of riches for this opportunistic animal. This is where the generations of residents of Las Piñas the hard reality that your ancestors may have lived in these lands but a piece of paper can destroy your lives. This is how Villar got to where he is now. Technically, he did nothing wrong, but morally, this is where it all goes downhill. How many residents woke up one morning landless? They are definitely not just few. Ask those who were displaced by Villar's diabolical intelligence and they will point you right to Villar. If I remember right, several individuals sued him for this. I'm not sure though if these cases have been resolved. I don't think they are.

If the land he's interested in is owned by someone else, he'll buy all the lands around it leaving the owner with a useless land. What good would it be if the owner has no way in or out of his property? The only solution is to sell it to no other than but Villar. In fact, this is the very same strategy he using against the sisters of Elizabeth Seton. The school is a prime property which is located beside Villar's compound in BF Resort. He has managed to buy most of the properties in the area with Seton being a tough nut to crack. He's been harassing the school to get them to sell but to no avail. This billionaire sure knows his way arounmd. This is the person who now wants to be the next president of the country. If you think he had concentrated his ownership only in Las Piñas, you are dead wrong. He's doing this in different parts of the Luzon. From Cavite to Antipolo, you will see his hand grabbing whatever he can. Ganya kasipag at katiyaga si Manny Villar.

Recently, SM opened a hypermart in Las Piñas. This is the second in this small crowded city. Las Piñas has no drainage system. The numerous subdivisions have to construct their own sewerage system. SM wanted to connect theirs to Philam Life but the residents rejected their offer and brought their case to the incumbent mayor. Despite Villar's efforts to give SM what it wants, the city government ruled against it. They were able to tap the system of a very small village right across SM. This village's sewer is connected to Manuela Subdivision. This has led to flooding in the area.

Las Piñas used to be a salt producing municipality due to its prximity to Manila Bay. Since Villar has bought many of these areas, the natural spillway was covered up. Now the residents of Tramo, Pulang-lupa and Zapote experiences flood levels never before experienced in Las Piñas. In fact, the Jollibee branch in Zapote was submerged nearly to its roof during typhoon Milenyo's onslaught. Houses in the areas mentioned have also been damaged by floods especially during Ondoy. This is how environmentally concerned Villar is. Check out the waterways of the city which has been converted to sewers.

Cynthia's family isn't that rich. The Basa's actually owned most of the lands in Las Piñas. Things were good back then when Villar wasn't married yet to Cynthia. Only when Villar entered the city did things go haywire. Informal settlers came in and nature wreaked havoc on the city thanks to his Golden Haven Cemetery and his subdivisions. Speaking of his subdivisions, these developments target, you guessed it, the OFWs. What a way to sell not only himself but his developments by making it appear that he cares for the OFWs. I don't think Villar would like to see an end to labor migration, who else would buy his projects? That is the reason why he's been very "ma-C5 at taga" for so many years. These OFWs are his bread and butter.

Manny Villar can be the worst president the Philippines would ever have. That is of course people would believe this Agent Orange of a politician. He epitomizes what is ugly in politics. No he will not kill you outright but will drive you to the ground for every drop of blood that flows in your veins. He's not a leech but a parasite that feeds on the weak and the ignorant.


Monday, November 02, 2009

The So-called Agents of Change

The so-called agents of change has all come out from their cocoons. They offer themselves to the electorate who is tired of almost a decade of a corrupt administration. Yet as we see their faces on television, hear their calculated answers in forums and claim that they will solve all our problems, I cannot take their words as truth. The fact of the matter is that they are more of the Justify Fullsame system we've all been trying to get out of.

One of the most glaring signs or common factor these agents have is that they belong to political dynasties. I wonder how these politicians can look straight into our eyes and claim they all want change. Yet you see members of their families holding elective positions. Of course they'll say that there is no law prohibiting political dynasties or any law that prevents anyone wanting to serve the people. How can I then put my faith in them when they embrace traditional politics?

Sen. Dick Gordon's wife is the mayor of Olongapo. Erap's son Jinggoy is a senator while JV is the mayor of San Juan. Manny Villar's wife is a congresswoman and his son a councilor of Las Piñas. Chiz Escudero's father replaced him as congressman when he ran for the senate. Aren't these examples of traditional politics? So they would claim that they want continuity in the programs they have started. The way I see it, good programs will be supported and continued by whoever would replace them regardless of political affiliation. It need not be another family member to see these programs through.

So then how will these so-called agents of change convince me that they are sincere? I don't think they will ever be able to do that. They are all trapos in every sense of the word. They can claim all they want but the fact of the matter is that they can never shed the skin of traditional politics. Unless they denounce political dynasty ism they can never be agents of change. Spare us the hype, walk the talk so that you will be credible enough for our votes. You don't have a monopoly of public service.