• Noy’s govt surpasses Gloria’s corruption


    Day in and day out, the public witness mulcting traffic aides prey on motorists amid the perennial traffic mess, which is actually a microcosm of the corrupt government we have.

    Public officials at both national and local levels are no different from the traffic enforcers who extort from drivers they flagged for the most frivolous citation.

    Conversely, the rampant kotong or hulidap racket is no different from the pork barrel scam and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) pulled off by Noynoy Aquino and his shrewd bagman Butch Abad.

    After the May 9 elections, another six-year term will have been over, and one that failed to deliver its promise of good governance under the sham matuwid na daan (straight path).

    Capitalizing on his mother Cory’s demise, Noynoy substituted for the unpopular Mar Roxas and ran on a campaign promise, “Hindi ako magnanakaw!”

    So far, the President has delivered exactly the opposite, massive irregularities and plunder of public funds by his closest aides and cronies, particularly congressional appropriations.

    Noynoy’s self-styled political dynasty and nepotism smack of graft and corruption, even surpassing that of his predecessor and teacher Gloria Arroyo.

    No less than Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has condemned the “super number” of corrupt public officials still serving in the government.

    A total of 1,092 cases alleging corrupt practices of local officials were filed last year.

    Another 600 more were lodged against police officers.

    You and I know that these numbers are an understatement because Noynoy administration is guilty of selective justice.

    He went after his political and personal enemies in a shameless vendetta, targeting first then-Chief Justice Renato Corona, less than a year after the Supreme Court ordered implementation of agrarian reform in Aquino-owned Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac.

    Noynoy has jailed three senators linked to the pork barrel scam or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), which Janet Lim-Napoles herself said actually involved a number the President’s allies in Congress.

    There are those notorious Cabinet members, who have figured in massive irregularities, including Budget Secretary Abad, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Transportation and Communications Secretary Jun Abaya, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman and Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina.

    They have remained in office and fleeced the country’s treasury despite their clear incompetence in the performance of duties.

    There are also those faceless cronies in government-owned and -controlled corporations, who have profited personally, like those greedy officials of the Social Security System (SSS) and the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB).

    No wonder that the Philippines slipped 10 notches to 95th in the Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015.

    On a score of 0 to 100, with 100 being “the cleanest,” the Philippines was given a score of 35, losing three points from the corruption index in 2014.

    The culprits are wallowing in loot especially this election year while we drown in unprecedented national debt.

    And just like what Arroyo did, Noynoy will leave a bloody mess that now threatens to aggravate national security.

    Instead of striving for an inclusive peace effort for Mindanao, he carried out a compartmentalized deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which coddled international terrorists and massacred 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troops, shuttering chances of lasting peace altogether.

    Noynoy and his cronies are fortunate that plunder and war crimes do not entail the death penalty just yet!

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    1. Thumbs up for this article. May mga nabasa lang akong shitty comments. Mas masahol pa talaga kay gloria si PNOY dahil sa mga palpak niyang disisyon at pagpili sa hahawak ng ibang govt agencies. KKK ika nga Kaibigan Kamag anak Kabarilan ni walang nagawa. Lumabas na ang issue ng pdaf scam pero hindi niya pa din ito tinanggal. Ginagawa kaseng gatasan ang taong bayan. Karapatdapat ding ikulong ang taong yan. Yolanda funds and saf44 bigyan ng hustisya

    2. Rolan Literatus on

      Let me add mr. Tulfo, were you alive during Arroyo’s term? If so, as a journalist you owe it to the public to state a clear comparison between Arroyo’s and Aquino’s term. No amount of convincing is necessary for those who believe the President. No amount of convincing will suffice for those who hate the president. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, that, you do not hate the president. I shall consider you as among the negativists. In which case, no amount of convincing for you, would still apply.

    3. Rolan Literatus on

      Mr. Erwin Tulfo, sir. I take you to be a decent journalist. Are you stating facts or opinion?

    4. ang layo naman ng comments mo mano boy,corruption ang pinag usapan,sinali mo pa si duterte,,siguro pusher ka o di ba adik,,,dahil asar na asar ka ke digong,,,hehehheh,,,antay ka lang manalo siya,,para maihi ka!

    5. Mga Kababayan,

      It is good that we see the problem of our Country. Mano is right- “But big names and moneyed powerful (through corruption) persons like Enrile, Estrada, Revilla, Corona were never charged in court by previous administrations” and Max too- “Our culture is basically corrupt having been colonized by Spain, Chinese, Japan, Americans. We inherited their bad culture and failed to follow the good culture.”

      We must also propose solutions to these problems and not just “Bumatikos” . We must be a Part of the Solution not just Part of the Problem. How? First we – FILIPINOS must UNITE on how to uplift the welfare of our Nation as a whole. No President whoever cannot solve all these Problems. We must do our obligations also.
      Second – I”sumbong mo kay Tulfo”.

      • You are still a part of the Problem. Let us be a part of the Solution. My solution? How to Unite?

        1.Priority of National Interest above all. Like defending our National Patrimony and sovereignty although it conflicts with our interest with our Parties. Learn about the Vietnamese UNITY on how they defend their Motherland.
        2. Regional Interest to Barangay Level
        3. Family interest comes last.

      • Sinisi pa mga dauhan. Kaya pala hindi umaasenso walang sariling panindigan sa mga pangsariling gawa.

    6. Mr. Erwin do you believed that Former GMA is corrupt, then file charges against her kasi lagi nalang dinidin si GMA sa pag-nanakaw eh ilan kaso na ang nabasura dahil sa insufficient evidence or very weak evidence na yan, wag naman sana natin isali si GMA lalo na’t wala pa tayong napapa-tunayan kas bug bog na bugbog na siya eh may matibay kang ebidensiya ilabas mo. PeNoy is the subject here and obviously he is the one guilty and watch out after his term lots of hard evidences coming out, not like what many critics of GMA says they have lots of evidence, buy where ?

    7. Look who’s talking! Accusing the President of his self-styled political dynasty and nepotism without concrete smacks of media irresponsibility and bias. When Corona was impeached, was the decision on Hda. Luisita changed to fit your theory? But what can we expect from a Tulfo copycat? Hiding and riding on the coattails of Mon Tulfo who is the only true journalist in the family.

    8. nothing compares to that thief in the BOC opening a Diplomatic pouch in the guise of inspecting the goods! It’s the apex of how corrupt this government is!

    9. I believe you Erwin. In his last two minutes in office nagsisgawa na nang money making gimmick ang LTFRB at LTO.
      Last week I was talking to a group of school service drivers that were complaining that their operators were being forced to buy a green stickers by LTFRB at a cost of P250/ ” LTFRB ….. numbers ” and now you can see that almost all UV Express and taxis has one or three in their windshields and sides of the body which cost them P750. The problem is that these PU and School Service has already the LTFRB numbers painted and more readable that the GREEN STICKERS.
      Yesterday, while filling up in a gas station, I heard two motorcycle rider saying that LTO ban the use of LED lights on the motorcycle while new cars are that use LED lights are not banned. The ordinary riders are now being apprehended by MMDA and even by policemen for the use of LED lights and are asking TONG or the LED lights will be confiscated.

    10. Erwin, hinde lang corruption ang matindi sa noynoy admin. Ang pinakamakaslap ay ang INCOMPETENCE niya na nakikita sa lahat ng sangay ng pamahalaan niya! makikita mo yan sa kalye, sa mga nangongotong na mga fixer sa opisina ng gobyerno, sa mga mismong prosecutors sa MTC, sa mga pulis actions na wala sa ayos katulad ng nangyari kahapon sa paranaque.

      Lahat yan ay symptomatic ng dysfunctional government!

      • Maxwell J. Maun on

        Nonoy’s Incompetence and his hardheadedness and unwarranted pride is his ultimate Waterloo. OK pa iyan ngayon dahil nasa pwesto pa siya. Hintayin niya na lang ang mga kaso niya pagbaba niya. Pag Minalas siya baka masahol pa kay GMA at Enrile ang abutin niya…

    11. But big names and moneyed powerful (through corruption) persons like Enrile, Estrada, Revilla, Corona were never charged in court by previous administrations. Your idol idiot Duterte have never proven anything yet except his boisterous and fresh head that he has two wives and girlfriends, he killed thousands of persons through his “pagjajakol”, that he is a graduate of an exclusive school San Beda -but cannot express himself in Tagalog and English and low IQ. Now he is planning to have his daughter as his first lady. So anybody who argue and goes against this family will be slap by her.

    12. Being elected as President entails honor and a tremendous amount of responsibility. Our culture is basically corrupt having been colonized by Spain, Chinese, Japan, Americans. We inherited their bad culture and failed to follow the good culture. The next president will encounter these corrupt practices and I do not know if he or she can change these corrupt mentality. Friends of Pinoy destroyed his legacy. He himself made a lot of bad decisions and history will judge Pinoy in the coming years. In my opinion, Pinoy failed to be a leader. A leader knows when to correct and punish his subordinates because this is the only way to maintain discipline. Pinoy in this aspect failed miserably.