CORTEZ: Binay dynasty, the new Marcos dynasty

July 28, 2014 at 8:08 am Leave a comment


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Iba na naman po ang tingin ng respetadong columnist ng PDI na si Neal Cruz sa impeachment kay Presidente Noynoy Aquino. Narito po ang column ni Manong Neal Cruz. Italicized ang opinion ko.

Ang sinasabi niya ay paano kung magtagumpay ang impeachment at matanggal si PNoy? Eh di si VP Binay ang magiging president.

The trouble with impeaching President Aquino is that Vice President Jojo Binay would become president. His wife, Elenita, would become first lady. What a prospect! It would be as if Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos were back in Malacañang.

Ayon kay Neal Cruz, parang nakabalik daw po si Ferdinand at Imelda Marcos sa Palasyo.
Si Jejomar ang magiging Ferdinand Marcos the President at si Elenita naman ang magiging Imelda the First Lady.

The last time we impeached a president (Joseph Estrada), he was succeeded by the then vice president (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo). And look what happened. The cure was worse than the disease. Would it be the same if P-Noy is impeached (and convicted) and Binay succeeds him?
With the Binays in Malacañang, we would be ruled by a new dynasty similar to the Marcos dynasty. Son Mayor Junjun would be the new Bongbong, daughter Congresswoman Abigail would be the new Imee, and daughter Senator Nancy would be the new Irene. With the exception of Nancy, all of them are facing graft charges.

Noong na-impeach si Presidente Erap Estrada, si vice president Gloria Arroyo ang naging presidente. Ang pangarap natin na mabago na ang takbo ng gobyerno ay naging bangungot. Akala natin na gamut si Presidente Gloria sa patuloy na pagtaas na presyo ng bilihin…hindi nangyari. Akala natin si Presidente Gloria ang magwawakas sa korapsyon…tumindi naman ang korapsyon.

Kung si Jejomar ang bagong Ferdinand at si Elenita ang bagong Imelda, si mayor Junjun Binay naman ang bagong Bongbong, si Rep. Abigail BInay ang bagong Imee at si Senator Nancy ang bagong Irene. Binay dynasty po iyan. Lahat sila, maliban kay senadora ay may hinaharap na mga kaso ng korapsyon sa mga korte.

Ang latest naman po ay kinasuhan ng plunder ang mga Binay.nagpatayo po sila ng 11-storey parking building na ang halaga ay P1.56 bilyon!

Jojo and Junjun have just been charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman for constructing an 11-story parking building beside the Makati City Hall which, at a cost of P1.56 billion, makes it the most costly parking building in the Philippines, and maybe even in Asia and the world. Jojo and Elenita are already being tried in court for graft cases committed during their terms as mayor of Makati. Abigail allegedly has links to the pork barrel scam of Janet Lim Napoles. Only Nancy is free of accusations. What a dynasty!

Jojo and Junjun have claimed that the new plunder charges were “politically motivated.” Junjun said the complaint was nothing new and that it was “fabricated.” The charges were filed by the Save Makati Movement, a group of Makati residents.

Pangkarinawang sagot na ang linyang ‘politically motivated’ daw po ang pagsasampa ng kaso. Dahil ang nagsampa ng kaso ay serial loser sa mga Binay tuwing elections.

Sabi naman ng nagsampa ng kaso…mas mabuti pa ang palaging talo sa eleksyon, ang masama at ang gumawa ng korapsyon habang nasa posisyon. Hindi daw po krimen ang matalo sa election. Ang korapsyon ay krimen.

According to the complainants, the city government should have paid only P7,691 per square meter for the parking building, but the project cost was jacked up to P48,889 per square meter when it was completed in 2013, for an overprice of almost 600 percent, or more than P1.255 billion. They also say that even the current prevailing cost of commercial buildings in Makati is only P25,000 per square meter.

Vice President Binay claimed that politics and the 2016 presidential election were behind the filing of the charges by his political foes, who, he hinted, were being backed by a “political rival.” But he refused to name the “rival.”

Mayor Junjun noted that the complaint was filed after the release of the results of a Pulse Asia survey showing that his father was the leading choice for president in the 2016 election. (Actually, the survey results showed a drop in the Vice President’s popularity rating, but it was still higher than those of his rivals.) Father and son did not say, however, why the building cost that much.

“Politically motivated” is the usual mantra of politicians when they are caught with their hand in the till and charges are filed against them. This latest case is no exception.

Eh ano ngayon kung politically motivated? Dahil ba politically motivated ay wala na silang kasalanan? Puede ba iyon? Na kapag humarap ka sa korte ay ang isasagot mo ay politically motivated lang po ang kasong plunder na isinampa sa akin kaya ako ay inosente.

Para mapawalang sala sila sagutin ang mga paratang. Paano umabot ng P1.56 bilyon ang parking building?

We have to admit it: The 2016 presidential election campaign has started.

SAGOT. Narito naman po ang sagot ni VP Binay: “They want me to think that the Palace is orchestrating the filing of this baseless complaint against me and my son to divert attention from the impeachment complaints filed against the President… Gusto nilang isipin ko na pakana ito para isalba si Pangulo at dahil dito ay magtampo ako at sumama ang loob sa ating Pangulo. Sa madaling salita, gusto nilang pag-awayin kami ng ating Pangulo.”

Nasaan ang sagot sa presyo ng parking building? Nasaan ang justification kung bakit umabot ng P1.56 bilyon ang parking building? Nasimulan po ang project nang mayor pa si VP ng Makati.

Pati si Senator Sonny Trillanes ay nabangit ang parking building habang tinatanong si Sec. Abad.

Noon ang usapan ay tungkol sa e-library project ng House of Representatives, tinanong ni Sen. Trillanes si Abad, “wala naman hong humingi sa inyo ng carpark building, and added, “because there’s a carpark building that’s worth P1.4 billion.

Maliwanag na tinutukoy ni Sen Trillanes ang kasong plunder laban sa mga Binay sa isyu ng overpricing ng parking building.

BABES MY BABE. “If be put to jail for this, so be it.” Ito po ang sinabi ni Public Works and highways Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson nang humarap siya sa Senado.

Nakasalang na lahat ng construction projects, ang iba tapos na ang iba naman ay nasa iba’t-ibang level ng completion. Ang mga project na ito ay kasama sa Development Acceleration Program or DAP.

Habang may Motion for Reconsideration ang Palasyo, puede pa din daw ituloy ang implementation ng DAP projects?

UTANG NA! Opo may isang provincial government ang nagsubmit na ng proposal sa isang bangko para magutang ng 1 Bilyon pesos.

Ang perang 1 bilyon pesos ay gagastusin sa mga construction projects na pinagaralang makakatulong sa kaunlaran ng nasabing probinsiya.

May isang panahon sa kasaysayan ng kapitolyo nito na nagtaas ito ng Real Property Taxes para daw makakuha ng mas maraming pondo na gagastusin sa mga projects para sa tao.

Mukhang hindi kinaya ng mataas na increase sa Real Property Taxes ang mga pangarap nilang projects kaya ngayon naman ay utang ang nakikita nilang paraan para magkapera para sa projects.

Wala naman pong tumututol, dahil ultimong iyong Sangguniang Panlalawigan na composed of representatives mula sa iba’t ibang distrito ng probinsiya ay walang tutol.

Ang nasabing probinsiya po ay minsang pinagharian ng sultan. Siyempre, nasa Mindanao po ito. Hahaha.

RICE IMPORTATION. Balak mag-import ng gobyerno ng 500,000 metric tons na bigas sa recommendation ni Food Czar Kiko Pangilinan.

Tutol naman si former DA undersecretary Dante De Lima sa gagawing rice importation. Pati ang ilang rice farmers ay tutol din sa laki at timing ng proposed rice importation.

May nauna na tayong rice importation na 800,000 metric tons na mapupunuan ngayong Agosto. May idinagdag na 200,000 metric tons na inanunsyo noong June at nagyon naman ay may dagdag na P300,000 metric tons.

Ang total for the year ay, 1.3 million metric tons na bigas ang imported for this year.

Abono Party-list Chairman, Boss Sendo, may statement na po ba ang SINAG sa rice importation na ito?

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