RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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As a Filipino, I find it embarrassing that our President in his speech before foreign correspondents seems to think that they’re stupid, that they wouldn’t see through his lies. “Connect the dots,” he lectured them in his speech at the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) the other day,…

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Doing research on some other topic, I stumbled on what at first I thought were outdated information. But the info turned out to be accurate—and troubling. The conglomerate Philippine Investment Management Inc. (Phinma) listed as one of its board members Jose Cuisia. Isn’t he our current “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…

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Filipinos last Tuesday enjoyed an unexpected holiday few most probably knew what it was about. It was the day of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, one of Islam’s major holidays. It celebrates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to kill as sacrifice his son Isma’il, after Allah…

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That’s just one example how sarcasm and biting, even cruel humor the postings of netizens in cyberspace have been in reaction President Aquino’s most recent gaffe blaming his predecessor for his falling popularity ratings. Other such examples I’m afraid would be too vulgar to see print. There has been a…

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Yes, alleged pork-barrel scam operator Janet Lim-Napoles would have done so in the Senate probe. She would have at the very least disclosed, as jueteng whistle-blower Sandra Cam alleged a few days ago, that she gave P100 million for the campaign war chest of President Aquino in 2010. Why else…

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Both President Aquino and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad think that Filipinos are so stupid they can be fooled all of the time, or budget laws are just beyond their comprehension—or respect. I reported in my column Friday that Aquino used, other than fabricated “savings”, profits of government-owned and controlled corporations…

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Either this administration thinks we’re all stupid, or it is dopey in interpreting the laws of the land. It may be so stupid as to announce even its illegal actions. President Aquino and his mouthpieces have been saying in the past days the funds for his “Disbursement Acceleration Program”—which totaled…

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How did President Aquino use the money he had hijacked from the regular budget and corralled into a fund for what he called the “Disbursement Acceleration Plan” (DAP)? Other than the P13 billion de facto pork barrel given to members of Congress as reward for taking out Chief Justice Renato…

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