FOR all the many bad things people say of President Benigno C. Aquino, he cannot be so dull-witted and moronic as not to realize that he’s got in his hands an enormous power by which to prevent himself from getting the terrible fate he dumped upon his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The lady president, so robust and energetic at the forefront of the world war on terrorism in the heyday of her administration, now languishes in detention, albeit in a hospital, all of this Aquino’s making. So Aquino knows all too well that you don’t have to be found guilty of plunder to be jailed; all it takes to do so is a ruling by the Ombudsman of probable cause of the plunder charges against you. This was the case with Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, no matter that the octogenarian former Senate President has been freed from detention on bail. The point here is that Aquino’s Administration has not been exactly simon pure. In fact to the contrary, and under a hostile next president, he appears headed for exactly the same fate that has befallen GMA and a host of other Aquino political enemies.
Would the Napoles pork barrel scam have materialized without concurrence from the Chief Executive? The huge fund releases executed in the gargantuan graft scheme was undertaken through nothing else than the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and it was very highly probable that those fund releases could not have taken place if Aquino had not agreed to them. And then again when finally Napoles decided to surrender after a time of being a fugitive, who did she give herself up to but President Benigno C. Aquino? Why Aquino? She was a grand scammer, all right, but still a criminal whose pettiness of character just didn’t deserve such grand presidential attention. Unless there was something truly grand indeed that could be talked about just between her and the President of the Republic of the Philippines. What that something was would be up for the next president to uncover – not for anything less than a patriotic duty to see justice through for all.
And yet the Napoles pork barrel scam is just one among many offenses for which Aquino must make retribution. To wit, his bribery of the members of the impeachment trial court in order to get a verdict of conviction for Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato C. Corona; his virtual act of treason by attempting to sell out Mindanao to the Muslim Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) through the BBL; his utter dereliction of duty in the face of the Yolanda rampage that wrecked death and destruction on Samar and Leyte; and his all too unconscionable inattention while 44 members of the police Special Action Force were being massacred in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
If I were Aquino, I certainly must be chilling now from the prospect of getting incarcerated along with those I had consigned to jail in my term. But certainly such eventuality is preventable. One means of doing it is getting Mar Roxas elected president. That’s his best assurance against facing charges and being arrested. In fact, this is a popular perception not only among political analysts but also by gutter people.
My problem in this regard is that Mar has consistently been faring badly in poll surveys, making it highly doubtful if he could even land second to Vice President Jejomar C. Binay in the presidential contest. In the latest Pulse Asia survey, he landed the fourth slot, behind Duterte and Llamanzares, topping only the perennial loser Santiago.
Certainly I have the Comelec at my beck and call. I have the entire election mechanism to manipulate election results in order to turn the tide in Mar’s favor. In addition, I have the entire resources of government to use in Mar’s campaign so that thereby cheating is made less rampant.
But then there’s this disturbing performance by Binay that increasingly propels him to the top of the contest. Quite pestering is Binay’s history of doubling up in the last stretch – which is beginning February, the start of the campaign period. Now that Binay scores 33 percent, come election time he shall have scored 66 percent, or a conversion to votes of roughly 15 million, a comfortable win by any reckoning.
According to my asset in the Binay camp, the vice president has enjoined his supporters to pile up their lead in the race so that even if I (Aquino) cheat, he will still emerge winner.
Binay, according to my asset, has said, “Even if they cheat and yet we still win, then that’s okay with us. But if they cheat and we lose, then I swear I will fight it out with them to the death.”
The gall of that Nognog. Forgetting that he is just a handiwork of Mommy to whom he should swear eternal loyalty. Or is he doing a Quezon already: “My loyalty to my party ends where my loyalty to my country begins.” Hey, the guy’s telling the truth, I mean Nognog.
The gall, indeed.
Can he be greater than his Creator Cory? Certainly not. So, can he not also be greater than his Creator’s son.
I am the president. I can do everything to prevent his nascent pretention to own greatness.
I don’t even have to cheat to beat him. Cheating by a president is a most cheap enterprise.
Look at GMA. She and her Garci did her in. No, I won’t be done in that way. I’m much too brilliant for that. How do I hope to stop the Binay blitzkrieg? Implement the law. Simple as that.
The Ombudsman has ruled probable cause in graft charges against him at the Sandiganbayan. All the court has to do is act on the Ombudsman ruling of probable cause, get Binay arrested and detained. That’d be the spark to start a prairie fire. And when upheaval and chaos break out, that’s one good, legal reason for me to pull the last card up my sleeve: martial law.
The constitution provides I can declare martial law unilaterally in sixty days. If I declare martial law in, say, April, sixty days from April is June. Between April and June is May, the month of the election. Can you have election under martial law?
See how cool that is? Mar Roxas need not win to save my neck from the next hostile president. Best is to get me stayed put in power.
So to those who endlessly slam me for being an idiot, moron, and the most corrupt and worst president the Philippines has ever had, fuck you all!