Noynoy Aquino must be more desperate now that most Filipino voters will go against his anointed successor, Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, in the May 9, 2016 elections.
Such was indicated in the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
The President tried so hard to convince the popular Sen. Grace Poe to support Roxas but failed.
Poe and Binay are not only Noynoy’s problems as Roxas trails in fourth or fifth place, even trailing Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago in other surveys.
Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed his Certificate of Candidacy yesterday at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to bolster his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president.
Obviously, Noynoy is scared as hell to face the consequences of his crimes against the Filipino people whom he duped as his “bosses.”
Now, Noynoy intends to fill more positions vacated by retiring justices of the Supreme Court with his cronies.
And obviously, this shameless idiot is doing so in desperation to save his neck come judgment day.
His prospect to replace Associate Justice Martin Villarama, Jr. who will retire on January 16, 2016 is Justice Secretary Benjamin Caguioa, a classmate of the President at the Ateneo de Manila from grade school to college and former Malacañang Legal Counsel.
Caguioa, an inept and inutile member of the cabinet, is believed to be the strongest contender among the 16 nominees to the high court that include Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang, Court of Appeals Presiding Justice Andres Reyes, Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, and former Commission on Audit (COA) chairperson Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan.
The nominees will be screened by the Judicial and Bar Council, which shall come up with a shortlist of nominees to be submitted to Noynoy.
“Ipaiipit ko sa tren ang akin bay&@$ pag- pinili niya si Pulido-Tan… Si Caguioa ang ia-appoint ng garapal na ‘yan!” yelped my barber, a self-styled pundit.
Sword of Damocles dangles over Gazmin’s neck
Another “wish ko lang” club member is Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who would possibly sell his soul to the devil in exchange for a Mar Roxas win in the coming May presidential election.
If Roxas loses, Gazmin would likely face charges for the anomalous multi-billion peso contracts railroaded by the Department of National Defense (DND).
An employee of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Rhodora Alvarez, helped The Manila Times expose one of the anomalous transactions involving Gazmin and DND Undersecretary Fernando Manalo and Robert Rice Jr., president of Rice Aircraft Services Inc. (RASI), in November.
In the stinky deal with RASI, Gazmin was allegedly set to receive at least seven percent “commission” while other DND officials would split five percent in exchange for the awarding of the P1.2-billion helicopter supply contract to the US-based company that had failed in three biddings.
Among those who were to share the five percent were Manalo and Assistant Secretary Patrick Velez.
Alvarez further revealed during the Senate hearings in June that Rice also gave $20,000 each to Brig. Gen. Conrado Parra and Maj. Oliver Casuncad, who assured RASI will pass the post-qualification procedure.
She also admitted that none of the commitments materialized because she refused to sign a contract with Rice after she discovered that irregularities were being committed.
The helicopter contract is part of the Armed Forces modernization program, which involves acquisition of 21 UH-1H refurbished helicopters–six refurbished, seven for “operationalization” and eight for upgrade.
But Alvarez said the contract was changed to acquisition of 21 refurbished UH-1 helicopters to accommodate RASI.
Gazmin must be held accountable and should be charged with plunder when BS Aquino steps down next year.
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