As Expected, the Binay Camp has started its Smear Campaign against Grace Poe

As Expected, the Binay Camp
has Started its Smear Campaign Against Grace Poe
ni Apolinario Villalobos

This early, the color of VP Binay as a “trapo” (traditional politician) can be clearly discerned. He is gravely disappointed due to the signing of Grace Poe in the recommendation, that plunder be filed against him and his son, Junjun, the current mayor of Makati City. His feelings are aggravated by Poe’s plan to run for president.

The camp of the Binays erred in using against Grace, the issues on her being an adopted, dual citizenship, and lack of residency. All the accusations are practically ineffectual. Ever since she was a student, Grace already that knew that she is not a biological daughter of Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr. She is even sharing with much pleasure, the story on how she was adopted. The issue on her dual citizenship has long been resolved, as her American citizenship has already been revoked. And her lack of residency has, likewise, been answered.

The camp of Binay has been committing blunders in its strategies, the reason why it failed in its effort to cover up the piling of cases resulting to the plunder case filed against him and his son, Junjun.

Good thing that Grace boldly issued a statement that she does not mind the accusations against her, unlike the plunder case being filed against “somebody”. Many are saying that in the issue of presidency, Grace is an “underdog”, unlike the other party who is definitely a “dog”. The penchant of the Filipinos for melodrama made them love underdogs.

The Problem with Legislation in the Philippines…its corruption and abuse

The Problem with Legislation in the Philippines
…its corruption and abuse
By Apolinario Villalobos

There is a move by Philippine Congress to amend a particular section of Constitution to accommodate the administration in its effort to entice foreign investors by liberalizing the provisions regarding this issue. The assurance of the Congress is that nothing else shall be touched, except the insertion of the “unless, otherwise, provided by law…” which is self-explanatory. However those four innocent and simply spelled words could spell disaster if triggered by another simple word – abuse. A dangerous scenario is that of future legislators coming up with laws that will favor foreign investors in exchange for favors. Future lawmakers will no longer be interested in pork barrels which are theoritically scrapped, but in commissions from foreign investors favored by the law that they shall pass.

The Filipinos cannot be blamed for their distrust in Congress which ever since has been perceived as corrupt. There is now an apprehension that even liberal provisions that shall favor the establishment of Bangsamoro shall be inserted. What will stop the corrupt lawmakers to make laws that shall be justified by the phrase, “unless, otherwise, provided by law”?

The Filipinos are already suffering from the effect of laws that altered the economic system of the country. Foremost of these are those that privatized the basic service providers and oil deregulation. Even without the proposed change in the Constitution, somehow, existing laws regarding investment in the country are already circumvented to favor some parties with the use of Filipino dummies…so, why alter the Basic Law of the land, an act which clearly, shall favor the corrupt parties in the government?

Tulad ng Inaasahan, sinisiraan na ng Kampo ni Binay si Grace Poe

Tulad ng Inaasahan
Sinisiraan na ng Kampo ni Binay si Grace Poe
ni Apolinario Villalobos

Sa ganito kaaga, napapaghalata na ang pagka-trapo ni VP Binay. Dahil sa pagkadismaya sa pagpirma ni Grace Poe sa rekomendasyon upang imbestigahan na siya korte pati ang kanyang junior na anak, lalo na dahil sa ugung-ugong na tatakbo pa ito sa pagka-presidente, mga personal na bagay na kinakalkal ng kampo niya.

Ang mali ng kampo ni Binay, ginamit pa ang isyu sa pagiging adopted ni Grace, dual citizenship, at kawalan ng residency, kaya hindi daw ito kwalipikadong tumakbo sa pagka-presidente. Puro palpak ang mga isyu laban kay Grace. Noon pa mang estudyante si Grace, alam na nitong ampon lang siya at ikinuwento pa nga niya kung paano nangyari ito. Ang dual citizenship ay matagal na ring nasagot ni Grace na nawalan ng bisa ang kanyang American citizenship. Ang sa residency issue naman, history na rin ito dahil matagal na ring nasagot.

Kaya kinakasuhan ang mga Binay sa mga ginawang pagnanakaw ay puro mali ang mga stretehiya ng kampo niya. Nagmumukha tuloy silang timawang nakatalungko sa kangkungan.

Mabuti naman at sumagot si Grace na nagsabing okey lang ang mga binabato sa kanya, kaysa naman sa kasong plunder – pagnanakaw.

Sa isyu ng pagtakbo sa presidency, si Grace ay ang tinatawag na “underdog” o inaapi, pero sabi ng marami, si Binay naman ay “dog” daw. Mahal ng mga Pilipino ang mga inaapi dahil sa pagkagusto ng mga Pilipino sa mga ma-dramang kwento.