• BBL crucial for Yellow victory in 2016

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    Looking at the ecstatic faces of members of the Congress committee who approved the BBL, one would find reports are certainly credible that each was promised P50 million in pork-barrel funds and a further P1 million in cash by President Aquino.

    If you look at the list of those who voted yes, you’ll realize many of them are people who really don’t even know the difference between a Maguindanaon and a Yakan.

    Yes, despite the controversy and public outrage over it, Aquino and his wily Budget Secretary Florencio Abad have maintained pork-barrel funds in this year’s budget, called Bottom-up Budgeting projects. They amount to P20.9 billion, even bigger than the past several years’ pork-barrel allocations (see my column, “The new pork is BUB, boys,” January 22, 2015).

    The cash component is likely to come from the huge funds under the discretion of the Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas, who even took over funds such as those for housing disbursed in the past by other departments.

    Why is Aquino so determined, even obsessed, to ram the BBL down the throat of Congress less than a year before he steps down?

    Shouldn’t he be reasonable and tell the nation that since he is relinquishing power at end-June 2016, the decision to create an MILF substate in Mindanao lies in the next President and Congress? After all, it would be their headache, wouldn’t it?

    Administration congressmen ecstatic over the BBL vote: They won’t be smiling when Muslim Mindanao secedes.

    Administration congressmen ecstatic over the BBL vote: They won’t be smiling when Muslim Mindanao secedes.

    There likely are petty reasons for Aquino’s steamrolling of the BBL. Since his meeting with the Muslim insurgents’ chief in 2011, he has been obsessed with winning a Nobel, which in his case could come through his role in bringing peace to Mindanao, a feat that had escaped the grasp of her mother whom he believes didn’t think much of him.

    The most compelling reason, though, that could explain why such a massive propaganda campaign for the BBL has been going on for several months now, why even Aquino’s business cronies have been conscripted to the task, is that the BBL’s passage, as seen by his strategists, is really the only way for a yellow victory in the 2016 elections. Their logic is as follows:

    Just 700,000 votes needed
    In the 2010 vice-presidential race, now leading presidential candidate Jejomar Binay won by only 727,084 votes over the yellow heir-apparent Mar Roxas.

    The memory of that contest can be reasonably recalled and used for the 2016 presidential elections: there is even a “proxy” for Senator Grace Poe – then Senator Loren Legarda, who also zoomed up in popularity in those times and landed third in the vice-presidential elections.

    While the Liberal Party’s shock-and-awe demolition job against Binay may have reduced his voter-preference ratings, I don’t think that has been enough for Roxas or for Poe to overtake the vice president in the current race.

    One precedent for this is the case of former President Joseph Estrada. Despite his conviction for plunder and jail term, albeit a rest-house arrest, he still landed second in the 2010 presidential elections, getting 27 percent of the votes. He would have been president really, if Cory Aquino had not died for her son to get such an avalanche of sympathy votes.

    One major factor for Binay’s victory was his near landslide victory in the Muslim areas, specifically the five provinces that comprise the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao.

    Binay got 474,309 votes in ARMM, or nearly three times the number Mar received.

    However, if ARMM goes for Roxas in 2016, and he gets just 60 percent of the votes in that region, that will mean 720,000 votes for him (and for Binay, minus that many), covering for the vice-president’s overall margin in the 2010 elections.

    Why would ARMM go for Roxas? Because the Muslims there, after a year of propaganda, have been made to believe that the BBL is a step toward their own substate.

    And if they don’t, and they really prefer to be Filipinos, rather than “Bangsamoro,” the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which has more soldiers and arms than the Philippine National Police in the area, and which would control the BM government, would make sure they’d vote for Roxas.

    It would actually be a walk in the park for this regime, with the P10 billion it had amassed through the DAP and other government contracts, to shave percentages off other provinces and add to ARMM’s “landslide vote,” to let Roxas win in 2016.

    Where did I get that 60 percent estimate of ARMM votes? That’s the percentage of voters in ARMM who approved of the BBL, according to the recent Social Weather Station survey (commissioned by Aquino’s allies).

    SWS to justify support
    Even if not that many ARMM voters really vote for Roxas in 2016 and he got those numbers merely by cheating, Aquino and his cohorts — if BBL is passed – would point to that survey as justification and smokescreen for why the yellow heir to the throne won.

    They would claim that the goodwill among Muslims which the BBL created for the yellow regime, and their fear that it would be dismantled if the opposition won, generated a landslide of votes for whoever would be Aquino’s candidate.

    Aquino’s best-scenario plan is to have the BBL passed in June, and after a plebiscite in August, put the BM substate in place. The BBL provides for the disbursement to the BM government of P70 billion as soon as it is set up. Do you think this immoral government won’t use that money for buying support for the 2016 elections?

    That is also the main reason why other than P50 million in projects plus P1 million in cash, pro-Administration congressmen have been solid in supporting the BBL.

    They have been told that passage of the BBL is the key ingredient to an Administration victory in 2016.

    Many of these congressmen are deeply involved in the pork-barrel scam, and they know that with a nonpartisan Ombudsman, they are likely to go to jail if a new administration rises to power in 2016.

    The governor of ARMM Hajiv Hatiman, who has a brother in Congress, was given P8.6 billion in funds through the Disbursement Acceleration Plan. How the hell would he, as well as the provincial governors he shared that money with, ever explain how the money was used?

    Of course Aquino himself—and he knows this, which explains his jest that he would want to be jailed in “Fort Bonifacio”—stands to go to jail for this very DAP, a massive case of technical malversation.

    That is how depraved Aquino and his cohorts are.

    To remain in power, they are even willing to risk the dismemberment of our Republic and accede to the MILF and Malaysia’s gameplan for Muslim Mindanao to eventually become a state in the Malaysian Federation.

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    28 Comments

    1. Matthew Parkes on

      The only real goal here is ensuring that the traitor Aquino receives a presidential pardon after 2016.

    2. Crunchy and catchy concepts they may be, it is still public funds they are manipulating. Abad, Abnoy and Drilon are what we do not want in this competitive world. They are what the cockfighting aficionados call “tiyope”. For their treasonous malfeasance and their hunger for power, they are good for nothing. They have branded Marcos, demonized him. Come to think of it with the sampling of their misdeeds, by comparison, F. Marcos would appear as the angel as against these corrupt non-achievers and brazen liars.

    3. Only Bongbong Marcos is on their path to victory. What will they do to him? I mean abnoy and LP?

    4. The way Pee and his cohorts will escape jail under the next president is for him to insure that whoever wins the presidency in 2016 will not even think of doing that. Right now if Roxas or Poe will be that he will go scot free. And with Binay in the cabinet-and who knows, he may even be secretly supporting Binay with his left hand, surely you can’t imagine Binay doing a Peenoy on Aquino. Up to now notice how Binay tie his fortunes with Aquino and his government. Ayos na botoboto di ba?

    5. Vic PenetranteVic on

      In the old Western movies we used to watch, to be called “yellow” was to be called a coward. What do you call a “yellow regime” ?

    6. Robert Balmes on

      where are the so-called rightist groups and other groups claiming to be lovers of the country. It is time for them to stage the biggest rally of their life to not letting the senate pass the BBL that will put the country in greater problems in Mindanao. We do not need to create a substate to poster peace among muslims and christians in Mindanao. What we need is to effectively maintain the rule of law and use the 70 billions pesos to control the situation rather than disbursing it to the muslims leaders for their own use. ISIS is just around the corner waiting in the wings and if BBL becomes law that is tantamount to an invitation for them to control Mindanao and if that happen P’noy is no longer around to blame him. Don’t use BBL as an alibi for peace as we all know that it is a big cover-up to win yellow votes for administration candidates come 2016. Enough is enough.

      • Don’t worry, even if Abnoy is already out of the political picture and his BBL fails, we will get him. AT ALL COST!

    7. Amnata Pundit on

      What is crucial to the yellow victory in 2016 is the Comelec cheating machine not this BBL. With their control of the surveys and the cheating machine they can make even a dog top all the surveys and win the election. Do you remember how did Noli de Castro became vice president from completely out of nowhere? It started with the surveys and finished with Garci. This is why I can’t fathom the IQ of American-educated Mar Roxas that up to now he still cannot get the message. Read Jarius Bondoc’s column in the Philstar the other day but make sure you have your hypertension maintenance pill beside you. Make that two pills. As for that P70billion, magkano kaya ang pinangako ng MILF sa mga proponents nito sa gobyerno?

    8. Out of control na ang bonoynoy /LP government sa pang bababoy ng ating constitution. May pag-asa pa ba tayo sa AFP as defender of our constitution when they are all too busy defending their anomalous chopy deal? Majority naman sa house of congress ay busy collecting their rewards sa BBL deal. Nag aantay po ang tao na may lumabas na leader na labanan ang ka walanghiyaan ng noynoy goverment at hindi po yan si binay,si poe, o si mar.

    9. Jose B.Paderes, Jr. on

      God save my beloved Philippines! No one is courageous enough to stand against the forthcoming Islamization of the whole Philippines or its dismemberment.The Christians just watch, don’t care anymore.

    10. Maybe ” IT IS TIME ” for another Marcos to lead this country. Throughout this whole BBL Fiasco Sen. Marcos has shown balls and a resolve not to be ” rail roaded ” by Aquino. !!!!!!!

    11. Leodegardo Pruna on

      By this time, everybody know the likes of A BAD man, PROSAL SOLMAN, etc. who will work heaven and earth to avoid jail. With billions of pesos under their command and with tongressmen waiting to be dished with millions, the Filipino people know where the country is headed. P-Noy must be grinning at the saliva-ting tongressman and senatong. God bless the Philippines.

    12. 70 billion pesos can fund an effort to eradicate a terror group like the MILF.It will be their body bags an not the peace keepers of our country.If the PNP and AFP functions as they should and bring back honour and integrity to their profession I would support a government that will go this route.70 billion well spent rather than fall for a fake promise of lasting peace! Aquino is not an expert in Muslim relations in our country and the people he is dealing with are not trustworthy.

    13. I hope and pray that a leader will soon surface to lead us Filipinos to free this country from the clutches of the devil incarnate and his ilk. We should throw pnoy, drilon, abad, belmonte, rodriguez, deles, ferrer to where they belong…. to the hottest place in hell!

    14. Eddie de Leon on

      Let’s pray that the Senate turns out to be the bastion of right vs, wrong.

    15. Roxas had a chance to be the VP when he had not exposed himself to the public. Now that he has shown his true nature and character these past years, he is really twice dead meat. No one wants him for anything.

    16. Norodin Lucman on

      Bangsamoro Basic Law prevents any repeat of electoral anomalies where anointed local and national candidates are given contaminated votes in accordance with the wishes of powers-that-be in Manila. The law seeks to reform the electoral system in Muslim Mindanao where genuine Bangsamoro leaders, Christians and Lumad, will be voted into office. For the BBL to work for the region and its people, and indeed for the entire nation, the best, the righteous and the brightest must lead the Bangsamoro Parliament into the 21st century. It will set an example for the rest of Muslim voting population nationwide estimated at 4 to 6 million to unite and vote for national leaders, party list candidates who are for peace in Mindanao. With all due respect, as co chairman of LP in Lanao del Sur in 2010 presidential elections, Mar Roxas deliberately shunned Muslim votes nationwide despite pleas for him to explain his side on the controversial 2008 MOA AD which ignited a violent armed conflict in Mindanao. In fact it was the advisers of Mar Roxas who told us to work double time for Noynoy because Mar Roxas is already insured as VP. The same advisers who accused me of being an MILF in 2010 are still there, putting finishing touches to Mar Roxas political career. God is He who plans perfectly for His people. But then the Bangsamoro people knows what gratitude is.

      REPLY
      May Allah grant the wish for peace in your heart. And may He thwart the bad intentions of those who are forcing through the passage of the original anti-Philippine=-Republic BBL bill. How can your wish that “the BBL work for for the region and its people, and indeed for the entire nation, the best, the righteous and the brightest must lead the Bangsamoro Parliament into the 21st century” when the elections will be under the control of the MILF’s Transition Commission. which is given the power to confirm the result of plebiscite?

      • Pnoy is already crazy and megolomaniac. He is now implementing demo CRAZY in the philippines..

    17. Nauubos na ang mga mapagmahal sa bayan ..wala ng lumalaban sa kawalanghiyanang nagaganap ……money money …..F**k

    18. 70billions,kung ididivide mo sa official ng MILF at commander nito!may pitong po ba sila?plus ang perang mangagaling sa Malaysia!
      Upang hindi hanapin ito ng tao!
      Susuportahan nila Ang grupo ng BiFF upang magkagulo uli at panibagong peace talk uli!I
      e di wow!!

    19. Well, I exhort those patriotic media people to keep a tab on all those who voted for the BBL because they will all go to jail for treason. By being an accesory to the mastermind, they are practically co-conspirators to high crime. Treason does not have to mean that it was perfected. By the single act of voting for the dismemberment of our country is enough reason for their life to be in bars at Panatag Shoal – unless a national uprising by the military to arrest all those traitors overtakes the SONA on June. Do they think that the majority or right-thinking Filipinos will allow their contiuing rape of our economy and the loss of national pride and dignity? They must be so self absorbed that they have forgotten that 30 million Filipinos are just waiting for the proper opportunity.

      RPLY
      I hope you mean by MEDIA The Manila Times. You must realize that the biggest media in the Philippines are supporters of the Yellow Army and are members of the BS Aquino-Abad-LP power structure.

      • sonny dela cruz on

        The biggest supporter of B.S. Aquino are ABS-CBN, INQUIRER & MANILA BULLETIN. They will never attack B.S. Aquino of any “WRONG DOING”. These supporters don’t care of what happen to the country and don’t even care if the Filipinos are dying of hunger as long as they got their connection and making good money.They are ANTI-FILIPINO.

    20. Filipino must disown these congressmen who voted the passage of BBL . They didn’t love the country they just care about their position and their pocket. Hamakin ninyo ang sarili ninyo huwag ang kabuohan ng Bansang Pilipinas.

    21. sonny dela cruz on

      What you have said is right but no Filipino wants to stand-up against B.S. Aquino and nobody wants to lead to take over the government from him. I think what the Filipinos are saying now is “QUE SERA SERA” whatever happen to the country and unto them is “I DON’T CARE”.

      REPLY
      Bahala na maski mapunta sa kamay ni Satanas ang Filipinas. But it seems already in the hands of Satan’s chief agents in the Philippines–BS Aquino, Abad, Drilon, Roxas, etcetera

    22. After reading the expose and insights of Mr. Tiglao, I can just throw up my hands in exasperation and mutter a prayer imploring the intervention of Divine Providence. “God, please save our country from the depravity and evil of the Abnoy and his cohorts.”

      • Samuel Santos on

        “Ask, and it shall be given you . . .” If we have enough faith, the Lord will provide.