All Filipinos will be too happy to know how our very popular president spent all his pork barrel when he was still a congressman then a senator and finally as the president of the Philippines Republic.
The anti corrupt slogan “Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap” and the most rallied “Daang Matuwid” has been put to the test during this time were everybody talks about the alleged 10 Billion pocketed PDAF and the alleged unaccounted billions of pesos of Malampaya fund.
The cries for transparency and accountability in the spending of the peoples’ hard earned tax money are getting louder by the day. Majority of our people are asking for the blood of guilty persons who stole the people’s money. Jail the pigs … I mean jail the PDAF robbers and scammers no matter who they are and no matter what political parties they belong, the yellow armies of Balay and Samar included.
The pictures of our good president together with Janet Napoles, Jean Napoles and Jimmy Napoles are all over the net. Janet Napoles likewise has pictures posing with various Philippines politicians like Senate president Franklin Drillon, former president Estrada, Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Senator Bong Revilla, etc.
Pictures speak of volumes and tell a thousand words. Pictures likewise do not necessarily implicate a person or group of persons to wrong doings unless the pictures clearly depicted that a crime or crimes were committed. Nonetheless if suspected personalities have several pictures taken together with the poster girl of PDAF scams will simply raise eyebrows and will certainly plant a seed of doubt.
The “FOI BILL” or Freedom of Information Bill did not pass during the last congress and was not certified as urgent by the present administration during the last congress. Transparency means sincerity and reflects the government’s will to hide nothing. Transparency is a necessary recipe for good governance.
Mr. Rigoberto Tiglao in his September 14, 2013 column in The Manila Times On-line writes that “President Aquino is a suspect”.
Mr. Tiglao further said that “Only P8 billion of pork barrel funds were in fact audited, or 30 percent of the total P21 billion allocated from 2007 to 2009. It doesn’t seem to be coincidental that the pork barrel funds which were extensively audited were that of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Estrada Revilla, and surprisingly though, also that of Senator Edgardo Angara.”
In fact there are also other newspaper columnists and opinion writers that are saying that the special audit made by the Commission on Audit are far from being fair and random, but rather selective and focused with opposition personalities.
Recent rallies against pork barrel are now all inclusive which means that they want all pork barrels to be abolished including that of the pork barrel of the president.
The president’s espoused “Daang Matuwid” is now under fire. It is therefore necessary that the president and its allies should come clean and bare to the public how their pork barrel were spent.
President Aquino to tell all and made public how he spent all his pork barrel when he was still a congressman, a senator and now as president will simply erased all doubts and will raise the bar of transparency.
Indeed jailing the corrupt politicians and their cohorts as well as leading an honest to goodness transparency drive by baring everything how the president spent all his past and present pork barrels will be the greatest acts a president can pass to all Filipino generations. Long live the president.