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What Will Be Noynoy's Legacy?

June 27, 2010

Balut penoy’s chihuahua, namely, Bill Esposo was at it again – selling Vaporware and covering up the tracks of Balut Penoy (hereinafter referred to as Balut – yup, unhatched stinking duck egg). The justifications and convolutions that Balut’s sycophants have to come up with reminds me of the Emperor’s new clothes. Obviously Balut’s media team has gotten its marching orders – more word candy written in Newspeak.


Take for example these paragraphs of a writer whose chair is not only wrecked – whose brain has been wrecked from the yellow kool-aide.

If P-Noy wants to attain greatness by being the leader who enlightened his benighted nation – then he must teach all Filipinos their real history. P-Noy must teach the historical truth which will set every Filipino free – not the history our former colonial rulers wanted us to know and not the history that bad past Filipino leaders polluted and corrupted in order to conceal their treachery.

Only the historical truth will unite our nation and allow it to withstand the pressures from powerful states like the US and China that have taken a keen interest in our natural resources and strategic location which are vital for projecting imperial power in this region. Sans the historical truth to unite us, the powerful states can easily divide us and then exploit us.

The BS of the media who are in the take of the oligarchy, exemplified by Bill Esposo, just never ends – de Quiros, the Inquirer, ABS-CBN – these morons keep on coming up with these pitches from left field.

A Great Nation Is Not Built By Morons

Never was, never did, never will, not gonna happen.

I will not hedge enlightenment coming from a person who:

  • Produced 8 bills in 3 years (bad work habits).
  • Didn’t want to disclose his pork barrel spending (dishonest)
  • Ill-adviced moronic Cabinet appointments (inability to make sound judgments)

Doing that not only reeks of stupid, it IS stupid. The heights of brown-nosing that that Bill Esposo reaches is absolutely amusing, you’d probably smell him a mile away.

If you want to be enlightened how to be lazy, dishonest, flawed judgements – by all means follow Bill Esposo’s irresponsible retarded musings – straight to the toilet.

The Aquinos Real History is a History of Betrayal

Mr Esposow (sow as in pig, heavy from drinking yello kool-aide, it can wreck a chair.. LOL) – Here’s what the facts of history  tell us:

  • Balut’s great-grandfather, Servillano Aquino, was a general in the revolutionary army of Emilio Aguinaldo.
A History of Betrayal – General Aguinaldo – Servillano Aquino’s Commander-In-Cheating

In 1895, Aguinaldo joined the Katipunan, a secret organization led by Andrés Bonifacio, dedicated to the expulsion of the Spanish and independence of the Philippines through armed force. Aguinaldo used the nom de guerre Magdalo, in honor of Mary Magdalene. His local chapter of the Katipunan, headed by his cousin Baldomero Aguinaldo, was also called Magdalo.[3]
The Katipunan revolted against the Spanish colonizers in the last week of August 1896, starting in Manila. However, Aguinaldo and other Cavite rebels initially refused to join in the offensive due to lack of arms. Their absence contributed to Bonifacio’s defeat in San Juan del Monte.While Bonifacio and other rebels were forced to resort to guerrilla warfare, Aguinaldo and the Cavite rebels won major victories in set-piece battles, temporarily driving the Spanish out of their area.

Conflict between the Magdalo and another Cavite Katipunan faction, the Magdiwang, led to Bonifacio’s intervention in the province. The Cavite rebels then made overtures about establishing a revolutionary government in place of the Katipunan. Though Bonifacio already considered the Katipunan to be a government, he acquiesced and presided over elections held during the Tejeros Convention in Tejeros, Cavite on March 22, 1897.

Away from his power base, Bonifacio lost the leadership to Aguinaldo, and was elected instead to the office of Secretary of the Interior. Even this was questioned by an Aguinaldo supporter, claiming Bonifacio had not the necessary schooling for the job. Insulted, Bonifacio declared the Convention null and void, and sought to return to his power base in Morong (present-day Rizal). He and his party were intercepted by Aguinaldo’s men and violence resulted which left Bonifacio seriously wounded.

Bonifacio was charged, tried and found guilty of treason by a Cavite military tribunal, and sentenced to death. After some vacillation, Aguinaldo confirmed the death sentence, and Bonifacio was executed on May 10, 1897 in the mountains of Maragondon in Cavite, even as Aguinaldo and his forces were retreating in the face of Spanish assault

Spanish pressure intensified, eventually forcing Aguinaldo’s forces to retreat to the mountains. Emilio Aguinaldo signed the Pact of Biak-na-Bato. Under the pact, Aguinaldo agreed to end hostilities as well in exchange for amnesty and “$800,000 (Mexican)” (Aguinaldo’s description of the amount) as an indemnity. Aguinaldo took the money offered. On December 14, 1897, Aguinaldo and other Katipunan officials went into voluntary exile in Hong Kong. Emilio Aguinaldo was President and Mariano Trias (Vice President). Other officials included Antonio Montenegro for Foreign Affairs, Isabelo Artacho for the Interior, Baldomero Aguinaldo for the Treasury, and Emiliano Riego de Dios for War.

However, thousands of other Katipuneros continued to fight the Revolution against Spain for a sovereign nation. Unlike Aguinaldo who came from a privileged background, the bulk of these fighters were peasants and workers who were not willing to settle for ‘indemnities.’

In early 1898, war broke out between Spain and the United States. Aguinaldo returned to the Philippines in May 1898. He immediately resumed revolutionary activities against the Spaniards, now receiving verbal encouragement from emissaries of the U. S.

Less than two years later, after the famous Battle of Tirad Pass with the death of Gregorio del Pilar, one of his most trusted generals, Aguinaldo was captured in Palanan, Isabela on March 23, 1901 by US General Frederick Funston, with the help of Macabebe trackers (who saw Aguinaldo as a bigger problem than the Americans). The American task force gained access to Aguinaldo’s camp by pretending to be captured prisoners.

Funston later noted Aguinaldo’s “dignified bearing”, “excellent qualities,” and “humane instincts.” Of course, Funston was writing this after Aguinaldo had volunteered to swear fealty to the United States, if only his life was spared. Aguinaldo pledged allegiance to America on April 1, 1901, formally ending the First Republic and recognizing the sovereignty of the United States over the Philippines. Nevertheless, many others (like Miguel Malvar and Macario Sakay) continued to resist the American occupation.

Servillano Aquino followed Aguinaldo in betraying the Philppine revolution. William Esposo is a blind, deaf, dumb duck if he wants this piece of real factual piece of history kept mum (like Aquino’s freak show of a Cabinet).

  • Balut’s grandfather Benigno Aquino, Sr. (1894–1947) was a prominent member of the World War II Japanese collaborationist government of José P. Laurel, as Vice-President.
Benigno Aquino, Sr – Collaborator during Japanese Occupation

Being among the more prominent Commonwealth officials left after the Commonwealth government went into exile in 1941, Aquino were among those recruited by the Japanese to form a government. Aquino became the director-general of KALIBAPI and one of the two assistant chairmen of the Preparatory Commission for Philippine Independence. When the Second Philippine Republic was inaugurated, he was elected Speaker of the National Assembly. He later served as Vice-President under Laurel.

Arrest and collaboration charges

In December 1944, as the American forces continued their advance to liberate the Philippines from Japanese forces, the government of the Second Philippine Republic was moved to Baguio which included Aquino before they flew to Japan where together with other officials they were arrested and imprisoned at the Sugamo Prison when the Japanese surrendered.

On August 25, 1946, Aquino was flown back to the Philippines for his trial on treason charges by the People’s Court, a few weeks later he was released on bail.

On December 20, 1947 he died of heart attack at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila while watching a boxing match.

  • Balut’s grandmother was Doña Aurora Aquino-Aquino (who was also his father’s third cousin). (Reminds you of the retarded offsprings of incestously bred European aristocrats who turn out to be ABNOYS)

Esposo waxes poetic about “the powerful states can easily divide us and then exploit us” while missing the fact that the Aquinos have a factual history of being among the first to collaborate with forces that can easily “divide us then exploit us”.

The Aquinos and the Aguinaldos, did it to Bonifacio. Malvar, and Sakay. The Aquinos did it again in World War II.

Post Colonial History

After the colonial occupation forces left and the Philippines was entrusted to the ilustrados, the Aquinos went on with their legacy of duplicitiousness in Hacienda Luisita.

Hacienda Luisita Timeline – Colony of the Philippine Oligarchy

Author: Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Date Published: 10/01/05

1957—JOSE COJUANGCO SR. buys majority shares of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac, including the 6,453-hectare Hacienda Luisita from the Spanish company Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas (Tabacalera). The CAT and hacienda are transferred to Cojuangco’s Tarlac Development Corp., an agricultural corporation.

Aug. 27, 1957—Central Bank Monetary Board issues Resolution No. 1240 approving Cojuangco’s loan to pay Manufacturers Trust in New York, which extended a loan to purchase Hacienda Luisita. The CB resolution says, “There shall be a simultaneous purchase of Hacienda Luisita with the purchase of the shares, with a view to distributing this hacienda to small farmers in line with administration’s social justice program.”

Resolution No. 3202

Nov. 27, 1957—The Government Services Insurance System approves a loan of P5.9 million for the Cojuangcos through Resolution No. 3202. The GSIS loan was approved after Cojuangco told the GSIS in a letter that the Cojuangcos’ acquisition of Luisita would “pave the way for the sale to bona fide planters on a long-term basis, portions of the hacienda.”

1976—Period when the Cojuangcos should have made good on the condition of the loan agreements they signed with CB and GSIS to distribute and sell the land to farm workers through affordable terms.

1977—Marcos government reviews Cojuangcos’ compliance with the land distribution condition‘
Unwarranted’

June 22, 1978—Demetria S. Cojuangco writes then Ministry of Agrarian Reform Deputy Minister Ernesto Valdez, saying it was “extremely unwarranted to make us account for the fulfillment of a condition that cannot be enforced … there are no tenants in Hacienda Luisita … the Central Bank resolution does not indicate the small farmers … the hacienda is outside the scope of any land reform program of the government … there is no agrarian unrest in Hacienda Luisita.”

May 7, 1980—Marcos government files Civil Case No. 13164 against Jose Cojuangco Sr. and his heirs before the Manila Regional Trial Court

Dec. 2, 1985—Manila RTC orders the Cojuangcos to transfer control of Hacienda Luisita to the Ministry of Agrarian Reform, which will distribute the land to small farmers after compensating the landowners P3.988 million. The Cojuangcos elevate the case to the Court of Appeals.

February 1986—Slain Sen. Ninoy Aquino’s widow and one of Cojuangco’s five heirs, Cory C. Aquino, is installed as President of the Philippines through a popular revolt at Edsa.

July 22, 1987—Aquino issues Presidential Proclamation 131 and Executive Order No. 229 saying agrarian reform covers sugar lands.

March 17, 1988—The solicitor general, CB governor and the Department of Agrarian Reform filed a motion to dismiss the civil case against the Cojuangcos pending before the Court of Appeals on the ground that Hacienda Luisita would be covered by agrarian reform.

Agrarian reform

May 18, 1988—Court dismisses civil case against the Cojuangcos concerning Luisita.

June 10, 1988—Enactment of RA 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law, which is grounded on the land-to-the-tiller principle. RA 6657 provides stock transfer scheme as an alternative to actual land acquisition and distribution.

Aug. 23, 1988—Tadeco creates Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) as a spin-off company and registers it with the Securities and Exchange Commission

May 9, 1989—Landowners, along with then DAR Secretary Philip Juico, Tarlac governor and the mayors of Tarlac City, Concepcion, and La Paz, the three municipalities covering the hacienda, hold referendum among Luisita farm workers to present the stock distribution option. Juico, Tadeco and HLI sign memorandum of agreement on the SDO.
SDO agreement

May 11, 1989—Tadeco, HLI, farmers sign SDO agreement to convert share in 4,915 hectares of agricultural land after 92.6 percent of farmers voted ’yes’ to SDO during referendum.

Oct. 14, 1989—Another referendum supervised by the Agrarian Reform secretary Miriam Defensor-Santiago is held at Hacienda Luisita, with 96 percent of farmers approving the SDO agreement.

Sept. 1, 1995—Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Tarlac approves rezoning plan that converts 3,290 hectares of hacienda Luisita from agricultural to commercial, industrial and residential purposes.
Reclassified land

Aug. 14, 1996—DAR approves conversion of 500 hectares of the 3,290 hectares of reclassified Luisita land on the condition that it would not affect the benefits of farmers and they would get 3 percent of gross sale proceeds

Sept. 28, 2003—Farmers boycott elections of their representatives to the HLI board, saying the four board seats were useless against seven management seats; express dismay with past farmer board members for siding with management.

Oct. 14, 2003—Supervisors of Hacienda Luisita file petition before the DAR to revoke SDO, saying the HLI was not giving them dividends, their one percent share in gross sales and 33 percent share in the proceeds from the conversion of 500 hectares of land.

Dec. 4, 2003—5,000 farmers through their group Ambala file a supplemental petition to seek revocation of the SDO and distribution of land to them, citing similar violations of the agreement and the unconstitutionality of the SDO policy.

Task Force Luisita

Nov. 16, 2004—Violent dispersal of striking workers leave seven dead, scores injured, focusing national attention to the farmers’ situation in the hacienda

Nov. 25, 2004—DAR task force stock distribution, later renamed task force Luisita, convenes for the first time to discuss the petitions by Luisita supervisors and farmers
December 2004—House committee on agrarian reform holds hearings on the violent strike, touching on the alleged violations of the HLI management of the SDO provisions

March 15, 2005—DAR deploys 10 teams to 10 barangays within the hacienda to conduct focus group discussions with 453 farmers concerning their understanding of SDO, benefits, home lots, other provisions of the agreement, their recommendations on the SDO, etc.
June 2005—HLI writes DAR informing agency of the completion of the distribution of 118 million shares of stocks, way ahead of scheduled 30-year period for distribution of shares, or until 2019.
Special legal team

July 2005—Task Force Luisita submits report on findings and recommendations to DAR Secretary Nasser C. Pangandaman

August 2005—Pangandaman creates special legal team to review the “minor legal issues” in the task force’s report, says decision on Luisita should be out by end of September

Sept. 23, 2005—DAR special legal team submits terminal report on the two petitions, recommending the revocation of the 16-year-old SDO agreement in Hacienda Luisita.

Muddling Historical Truths

Bill’s wrecked gray matter raises the bogeyman of great powers, his nose must be stuck deep into Aquino’s rectum because he keeps on forgetting that when the rubber met the road, the Aquinos were the very first to collaborate with “great powers”. The Aquinos wanted to have a first cut at the pie. at the expense of the Filipino.

Here’s MY truth (a truth I share with F. Sionil Jose) –today, the  Philippines is a colony of its own oligarchy – the people who pay William Esposo’s paycheck – and William Esposo will do somersaults, turn cartwheels, even sell his grandmother to come up with “real history” and justify Aquino’s BULLSHIT and peddle it as gold – that’s what paid hacks are for.

Aquino’s Legacy is Taking  Shape: VAPORWARE

The columnists who endorsed Aquino on “pure hope”  are now changing their tunes as reality steps in. Hope is not enough, good intentions are not enough – these have to be supported by verifiable achievements. We have said these before the elections and we will keep on reminding people about these points.
Obviously, we have crossed the path of no-return. We cannot take our votes back – oh yes, I am sure there’s a lot of people who are now waking up to the fact that they were suckered into voting for Balut.

Vaporware is a word used to describe products, usually computer hardware or software, not released on the date announced by their developer, or announced months or years before their release. It usually implies a negative opinion of a product, and uncertainty that it will eventually be released. The word applied to a growing range of products including consumer electronics, automobiles, and some stock trading practices.

Publications widely accuse developers of announcing products early intentionally to gain advantage over others. Network World magazine called vaporware an “epidemic” in 1989, and blamed the press for not investigating whether developers’ claims were true.

Vaporware is a word used to describe products, usually computer hardware or software, not released on the date announced by their developer, or announced months or years before their release. It usually implies a negative opinion of a product, and uncertainty that it will eventually be released. The word applied to a growing range of products including consumer electronics, automobiles, and some stock trading practices.Publications widely accuse developers of announcing products early intentionally to gain advantage over others. Network World magazine called vaporware an “epidemic” in 1989, and blamed the press for not investigating whether developers’ claims were true.

Tough luck  for people like Bill Esposo  – no matter how you slice and dice it  – “reducing expectations”, “give Noynoy a chance”, “pride in possibility” just doesn’t cut it. In case Bill’s parents haven’t taught him “do not count your chickens before they hatch” – now would be  a good time to learn it.

The next six years will be a reprise of George Orwell’s “1984” where people versed in the art of Newspeak and churning out Vaporware will have a field day being paid hacks of the Philippine oligarchy – that will be Noynoy’s legacy.

Enjoy the show Philippines, you asked for it you got it – The Tarlac Hillbillies are in town.

Oh, and while you are at it – get your sh*t together Philippines!


References:
1 –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Aguinaldo, accessed June 27, 2010
2 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servillano_Aquino, accessed June 27, 2010
3 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benigno_Aquino,_Jr. , accessed June 27, 2010
4 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benigno_Aquino,_Sr. , accessed June 27, 2010
5 – http://www.afrim.org.ph/Archives/2005/Phil Daily Inquirer/October/01/Hacienda Luisita timeline.htm , accessed June 27, 2010

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34 Comments
  1. Ay sus maryosep. Esposo is one of those vapid anti-foreignists who believe in the idiotic and unproven notion that China and the US are after our resources. And even if they are, so what? We can use our legislation to control them! And he calls them imperialist nations. He’s imagining things. Are those two countries really after us? Oh God, here comes another bogeyman creator.

    Besides, I’d rather be under those two nations’ control than our local oligarchs’.

    Methinks he’s been listening to some activists in Tibet or Nepal or those other regions who have their anti-globalist agendas that are also muddled up by media smoke and mirrors abroad. Much like that Hamas convoy boarding incident.

  2. concerned_citizen permalink

    They say only history can judge our leaders but with the kind of historical bullshit and so many damn cover-ups

    made by writers then I say to hell with history.The first Aquino administration was incompetent and that is

    the legacy that Cory passed on to NA.The real heroes of EDSA were not just single people who took

    advantage of the spotlight. The real heroes were the men, women, and children of all ages who were

    there.No one person can truly say that EDSA was their legacy because it was a legacy of the entire Filipino

    people.Did we really win back our democracy during EDSA?Or did we just continue the cycle of letting

    oligarchs have their way. Filipinos never learn and that is why we are so deep in our shit we can’t even vote

    competent candidates.

  3. While Esposo waxes poetic about “the powerful states can easily divide us and then exploit us” while missing the fact that the Aquinos have a factual history of being among the first to collaborate with forces that can easily “divide us then exploit us”. The Aquinos and the Aguinaldos, did it to Bonifacio. Malvar, and Sakay. The Aquinos did it again in World War II.

    Indeed. If Noynoy chooses to make reference to his parents and pedigree every other paragraph in just about everything he says, then he should be prepared to have all sides of his family legacy highlighted.

    Walang sisihan. He chooses not to be his own man and use his family as a crutch to prop up his character, then so be it. He merely brings more SCRUTINY upon his clan, his pedigree, and the nature of their wealth.

  4. Lilly permalink

    I’m not one to really care about history old enough as Aguinaldo’s time, but yeah. If Noynoy chooses to flaunt his “pedigree”, then he should be ready to get some of his family’s skeletons (not hidden, but more like forgotten) shaken loose from his closet.

    Sad thing is that with the media at his beck and all (or is it the other way around?), we’ll see a lot of cover-ups and much rationalization of his and his parent’s gaffes that the Yellow Army will never run out of excuses for His Jaundiced Majesty. Besides, we’ve already seen media at work with their brilliant mythological treatment of his mother’s “legacy”, not to mention that Noy film.

  5. Lilly:

    It takes on a personal tone to me because my grandmother, then fresh from san juan letran de dios’ first batch of nurses – recalled how tough it was during the war.

    as a nurse, she was the unsung florence nightingale of the guerilla forces in her vicinity. she had to raise two orphaned nephews after the japanese troops murdered her brother, my grand uncle. lola carmen, feisty, opinionated, a straightshooter yet compassionate – she was gabriela silang and tandang sora (Melchora Aquino of Quezon is not related to those treacherous larks from Tarlac) – in one.

    She and my grandfather often discussed politics in hushed tones during martial law. while my grandma called imelda as “the whore” – she referred to Noynoy’s grandfather as “TRAIDOR”. gramma Carmen hailed from Bacnotan, La Union. An Ilocano from the Ancheta-Sotelo line, she was contemptuous of Aquino, Sr’s treason inasmuch as she was vehement about convicting Marcos for the murder of Nalundasan.

    The Aquino’s pathetic attempts to pander to the crowd and the BS about Cory’s legacy is, imho, an attempt to whitewash the bloodline’s penchant for mischief.

    am saying – if we don’t learn our lessons from the past we, as nation, will be forever trapped in this eternal cycle of national karma – of birth/rebirth every presidential election – and not making any progress at all.

    taking Bill’s advise seals the Philippines destiny for the next six years – until the next cycle of “rebirth”.

  6. As if the Philippines isn’t out for other countries’ resources as well.

    There are sectors in other countries which look at Filipino OFWs as being out for their countries’ resources – these are the William Esposo of their respective countries.

    Imagine if a William Esposo-esque character in the US succeeds in keeping Filipinos out of the US because migrant workers are a drain on the US economy their expense due to migration is bigger than their value to the US economy.

    What if the US, the Middle East, Japan, Europe, Hong Kong, and Singapore followed suit and thought like William Esposo – that means OFWs are out to get other countries resources who will divide the respective countries.

    When that happens, you walk over to William Esposo, demand that he give you a fakkin job because William Esposo clones sprung up overseas – you have been considered a threat to your foreign employers economy – and you are now being fired, and deported!!!😈

  7. ugh… that noy film poster alone already makes me nauseous… i thought the election results were over, why are they still campaigning? why highlight the divide???

  8. Esposo seems to be another exploiter of revisionism in history to support a bogeyman cause – resource takeover by US or China. Not that there are no companies from these countries who want the resources, I’m sure there are. But that greedily? And are they that dangerous? The threat has been humongously exaggerated. He made up a bogeyman in the US and China because there’s actually nothing else to make an enemy of. GMA’s off the seat and Marcos is long gone. And it’s most likely that Esposo’s version of history will be full of lies. As BongV highlighted, it will serve to hide the truth and whitewash the Aquinos for the mass media. Niloko nanaman ang Pilipinas.

  9. when dealing with protectionism, esposo and his ilk , talk about the disadvantage of the “filipino” against the bigger global corporation.

    bill esposo fails to distinguish between:

    A) the filipino businessman (i.e. PLDT, MERALCO, ABS-CBN, MAYNILAD)

    and

    B) the Filipino consumer

    Sure, Filipino A is disadvantaged against foreign competition, so the government sets up walls to protect A. The effect on Filipino B is that he pays more for electricity, cement, telephone so that Filipino A can stay afloat. This is what’s going on.

    If the economy opened up, competition will force Filipino A to shape up and become more efficient, eliminate the waste in its operations thereby driving costs down for Filipino B.

  10. This applies to the anti-foreignist Esposos types: “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

    – Matt. 4-5😈

  11. Jayce permalink

    First of all, I would like to thank the authors of this site for their contribution on giving an alternative and critical view on what’s happening in our country. This is one of the things I laud about this site. Information such as this is not normally being provided in mainstream media, whether in print or in broadcasting means.

    Journalists such as the forementioned “chihuahua” on this article should write more constructive things for the improvement of this country. Election time is long over. Why keep on glorifying the so-called “capabilities” of N/A?

    REALLY CAN’T WAIT to say “I TOLD YOU SO!” to the fanatic Yellow Army.

  12. Hyden Toro permalink

    The Aquinos are family of opportunists. My late father, who fought in Bataan and participated in the Death March to Capas.Personally told me that the Aquinos were Japanese Collaborators in World War II.
    Ninoy Aquino Sr. was a New People’s Army financier and supporter, before Marcos proclaimed the Martial Law. Remember the MV Karagatan episode? A shipment of M14 Rifles, ammunitions, grenades and grenade launchers. Were seized on the coast of Palanan, Isabela. Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel Ramos still know this incident. This was the reason Marcos, declared Martial Law. After the grenade bombing of the Liberal Party Political Meeting in Plaza Miranda. Ninoy Aquino Sr. was not present during the grenade bombing. There was a rumor, he was tipped off by the NPA. The NPA bombed Plaza Miranda to sow confusion. And to remove Marcos from power. They believe that Noynoy Aquino will be in power, after Marcos is gone. Then, they will have a better deal.

    You can see these people have the character to be “traitors”.You can see what Noynoy Aquino did to his Vice Presidential running mate, Mar Roxas. It runs in their blood.

    If he fulfills 5% of what he promised. It will be a good figure. What I know is: he will “let things happen” until his term ends. He has no capability to solve the country’s problem. If Hacienda Luisita is Land Reformed. It will be a miracle. They would had done it, during the time of Cory Aquino. It did not happen. They killed even farmer demonstrators to propect their Hacienda.

  13. Hyden Toro permalink

    EDSA was a U. S. State Department sponsored uprising. Marcos refused to renew the U.S. bases agreement. The Philippines is strategic in their Cold War fight with China and Russia. The China Sea adjacent to the Philippines is a strategic trade route for the U.S. business.

    Remember what the U.S. did to Panama, under Gen. Manuel Noriega? Gen. Noriega refuses to renew the Panama Canal, after its lease expiration. So, they invaded Panama. Branded Gen. Noriega as a drug dealer. He was convicted in a U.S. court. Still serving his sentence, I think.

    Former U.S. Secretary of State , George Schultz, came to the Philippines, after the overthrow of Marcos, wit a Cory Aquino doll pinned on his suit.

    Enrile and Ramos (whom I suspect as a C.I.A. agent) can write book about what really happened during EDSA. Enrile went to the U.S. Embassy to contact the U.S. Ambassador. Before, he and his son-in-law Gringo Honasan went on revolt. This is the truth. They were successful in demonizing Marcos and his family.

  14. Juan Radikal permalink

    I’m an avid fan of history. It just saddens me when I learned how history was manipulated and messed up by politics and ego-maniacs. Even more frustrating is how Filipinos continue its patronage to oligarchs and encomienda.

    Whenever I see Abnoy in the news, actor Robin Padilla comes to mind and his line: “Talagang pag kalbo, walang ginawang magaling.” I discerned myself of letting go of the said phrases, but being an incompetent legislator for more than a decade, any remedy for corruption has never been billed but instead undisclosed overspending of government funds flared his office… Millions of pesos was spent by Senator Aquino’s office, and what has he’d accomplished? WALA! So who would really expect that a fund-saving program will be instigated by Pres.Abnoy? WALA DIN!

    No offense to some, but I really can’t help saying…. Talagang pag kalbo, walang ginawang magaling!

    Whenever I was asked what to expect from the Aquino administration, my blatant reply….

    EDI WALA!

    Aquino is all talk, no balls!

    But we sure to expect one thing though… and this might be his legacy. The warning in the cigarette pack is sure to be changed….

    …from “Ang Sigarilyo ay Nakamamatay” to “ANG MALAKAS MAG-YOSI AY NAGIGING PRESIDENTE!”

    Bow!

  15. Markad permalink

    I have mixed feeling in this since small and medium sized businesses will be affected too.

  16. Jon Abaca permalink

    The small and medium scale business are already getting the short end of the stick. Big businesses here are squeezing them.

    So, big businesses here are giving the consumer bad service, while charging premium prices, and making it hard for competitors to set up shop. Consumers are the ones suffering here!

    However, because small and medium scale businesses use up less capital, they are less likely to invest in industries that are not liquid. That makes them better in adapting.

    When protectionism is removed, small and medium scale business will adapt, or they will look for another competitive advantage.

  17. sarcasmgasm permalink

    [quote]
    In 1987, when Mrs. Aquino, born a Cojuangco, began carrying out land redistribution, the government estimated that 10 percent of the population controlled 90 percent of the country’s agricultural land.

    The government says that under the program it has redistributed 10 million acres of privately owned land and 7.4 million acres of public land, allowing each farming family to acquire up to 7.4 acres with government-backed loans. The government says owners who relinquish land have received compensation; for sugar estates, the payment is $2,000 per acre.

    Last year, the government extended the program to redistribute 2.5 million acres of “problematic lands” that the authorities have been unable to distribute “because of the resistance of some big landowners,” said Nasser C. Pangandaman, the secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform.

    Mr. Pangandaman described the program as a success. But most farmers’ groups, scholars and businessmen question the department’s figures.

    “The department has never provided us with a clear and credible inventory of the lands that have been distributed,” said Rafael V. Mariano, a congressman who is a member of Anakpawis, a union-based political party.

    What is more, lawmakers, most of whom come from large landowning families, included loopholes in the program, critics say.

    “Because of the loopholes, landlords have been able to find all sorts of ways and means to recover their land,” said Roland G. Simbulan, a professor of development studies and public management at the University of the Philippines.

    The biggest loophole, critics say, was a stock and profit-sharing program that Mrs. Aquino agreed to under pressure from large landlords. Instead of redistributing their land, about a dozen families, including her own, were allowed to turn farmers into shareholders.

    The government eventually found that the Cojuangcos had violated the agreement by failing to share profits with the farmers and ordered that the land be distributed, said Mr. Pangandaman of the agrarian reform department.

    Mr. Cojuangco said the ruling was a politically motivated attack against his family. The family company treated the workers well, providing health care, homes for some, interest-free loans and a guaranteed minimum wage, he said.

    The farm workers at Hacienda Luisita voted in favor of the stock and profit-sharing program in 1989. But because of the decline of the sugar industry and mechanization, the amount of available work diminished steeply so that some farmers were working only one day a week by the late 1990s, said farmers and union officials.
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    add this bit of info😈

  18. UP nn grad permalink

    Pacquiao sworn in as congressman

    By Aquiles Zonio Inquirer Mindanao, Agence France-Presse
    First Posted 13:14:00 06/28/2010
    Trading his gloves for a traditional formal shirt, Pacquiao was among local officials who took their oaths of office before Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio in the capital of Sarangani province where he knocked out an entrenched political clan in the May 10 elections.

    “I will be more effective in politics than in boxing,” he told the crowd of 3,000 after the ceremonies.

    —————————-

    Noynoy can say similar — that he should be effective as President than he was as Senator. 🙄

  19. famous wolf permalink

    Bill Esposo, give me my five minutes back. The fact that you do not know of how History is dictated by the victors is utterly disgusting. Your xenophobic tendencies have no place in the face of a slowly growing global market.

  20. Hyden Toro permalink

    The great Historian: George Santayana warned us: “THOSE WHO FORGET THE PAST ARE CONDENMED TO REPEAT IT.” It is a very clear warning, that we must always remember our past mistakes; in order not to repeat them.

    We must all delve in what really happened, that triggered the EDSA. Not just about the dictatorship of Marcos. There were true causes of the events. There were participants that are tagged as Heroes, today.
    But, in truth are opportunists, who just want to be in power. They planned; they have convinient alliances to remove Marcos. After Marcos was gone. Like Hungry Dogs, they fought among themselves. These people are not Patroits, as they portrayed themselves to be. Look at the actual war between Ramos and Enrile, after Marcos was exiled in Hawaii. The Philippines Constabulary Headquarter in Camp Crame, and the Phiulippine Army in Camp Aguinaldo were in actual shooting war, at the begining administration of Cory Aquino. They were fighting for the spoil!

  21. Hyden:

    Word is the agency was actually caught flatfooted by EDSA.

    Marcos being sickly was no longer a viable ally and Gen Fabian Ver was being eyed by Reagan to take over Marcos. It was supposed to be a seamless transfer of power. FVR – (Annapolis) and Enrile (Harvard). Weren’t happy with the deal because Favian Ver was perceived to be a glorified chauffeur – from the UP Vanguard days of Da Apo

    But the office along Roxas Blvd miscalculated – “people power” was not in the equation.

    So, they sat this one out – re-establishing communication lines after the dust had settled.

  22. The Small and Medium Business are already hit by high electricity.

    Relief can come from huge FDI because:

    1.1) The government does not have money to fund upgrading power infrastructure

    1.2) The domestic investors do not have enough funds to upgrade the power infrastructure.

    However, the Foreign Investments Negative List (FINL) limits participation of foreigner capital to 25% on projects that involve public utilities.

    Given 1.1) and 1.2) and the 25% cap on foreign capitalization in public utility projects – the results are:

    2.1 Electricity infrastructure (power generation, power distribution) remains inefficient

    2.2 Inefficient power generation and distribution keeps electric costs high.

    2.3 The Filipino company (remember this – foreigners can only own 25%, ergo Filipino investors own 75% – Filipino consumers pay for the electricity sold by Filipino electric utilities like MERALCO) slaps a margin on an already high cost – therefore increasing the total cost of the consumer.

    2.4 The high cost of electricity is part of the cost of doing business in the Philippines – ergo – the Philippine products whether for export or for domestic consumption – already have a built-in disadvantage – the high cost of electricity.

    So, given all things being equal in terms of craftsmanship and labor rates- a Philippine product will ALWAYS be more expensive than a similar product because of the high cost of electricity – Therefore investors will stay away from investing in the Philippines unless it is an investment which does need significant electric power.

    Thus the Philippines will be left to low-tech agri-based labor-intensive, resource-intensive industries instead of the higher revenue generating value-added services and manufacturing which need to keep electricity costs if they are to remain competitive.

    Given 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 – and the 25% cap – you now have have:

    * inefficient electricity generation and distribution

    * high cost of electricity to the Filipino consumer (Filipino
    owner/oligarch/Lopez/Pangilinan/Meralco/First Philippine Holdings laughs all the way to the bank)

    * low investments in manufacturing and value-added

    * and an investments policy that keeps development OUT.

  23. It’s not really hard to write like a chihuaha, just sit in your chair, drink lotsa yellow kool-aide, close your eyes, then imagine a scene from the lord of the rings, or braveheart, then the rhetoric will flow.

    the thing is when you do a fact check – someone who comes up with rhetoric that does not match the facts looks like an a$$ – and his credibility as a journalist goes down the drain.

    he now becomes another convenient dummy to be whacked – no different from the village idiot.

  24. Exactly.

    All this publicity about Cory and Noynoy is and pedigree and legacy is a brazen manuever by ABS-CBN to hoodwink the gullible Filipinos into a form of selective amnesia – and sweep the the Aquino patriarchs’ legacy of treachery and duplicity under the rug.

  25. I wonder if someone could make in indie film of Aquino Sr’s collaboration with Japanese. I’m not the first one to suggest this though.

  26. Hyden Toro permalink

    Gen. Fabian Ver was out of the question. Gen. Fidel Ramos, familiar with the C.I.A. operations was eyed. However, there was an snap election. Marcos won, a la Gloria Arroyo’s Garci. Cory Aquino was a viable replacement by the U.S. State Department. A certain Gen. Allen was ordered to fetch Marcos and his family to Hawaii. So, he ended up in Hawaii. This was the machination of U.S. State Department’s Armacost, a senior official, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines.

    Enrile planned to coup d’ etat. With his son-in-law: Gringo Honasan. The mistress of Enrile bore Enrile a daughter; a bastard one. The bastard daughter is married to Gringo Honasan.

    You can review the EDSA tapes. Ask some reliable sources in the U.S. intelligence community. They will tell more good stories than me.

    I give the information to set records straight.

  27. Hyden Toro permalink

    Any Filipino novelist who can come up with the true story? It will be a Bestseller worldwide. Come on,
    Dudes, make money…almighty dollah waiting!

  28. ulong pare permalink

    … daaang

    … prez abnoy’s legacy: FIRST LAIDY – K. AKIN’O… it’s a family affair…

  29. tontondaga permalink

    It’s almost June 30th — time for the Yellow finger pointing and big excuses to start. It’s a three way contest between Esposow, d’oh Quiros and the agents of ABiaS: who can better mask the feces with formalin and yellow ribbons? I’m a little sorry for the delicious schaedenfreude that will result.

  30. shmoygy permalink

    Redherring.

  31. Anonylol permalink

    You know, there’s only one other country I can think of who worships their head of state as much as the Aquino supporters do.

    Pic related:

  32. Indeed, EDSA I was orchestrated, with Enrile and Ramos as the main conductors. It was manipulation and taking advantage of the people’s emotional outburst. After High School, I worked with an airfreight company (later Federal Express Philippines) owned by the Lina Group of Companies and this brought me to the Manila Peninsula Dawn Meeting together with the oligarchs. It was a peaceful “revolution” because it was designed to be so. The initiators were lucky because the Filipinos behaved well during the walk following Cardinal Sin’s “order” to go to EDSA and demonstrate.

    I received commendations from Enrile and Ramos but am left to asking myself how can they betray and exploit the ignorant public just to retain their positions and power. Enrile and Ramos are still there mixing with the politics but I am pretty sure that these two men cannot sleep soundly at night. The Aquino cronies just the same.

  33. Hyden Toro permalink

    I resisted the Martial Law of Marcos. He was forced to declare the Martial Law; because of the situation during the time. Enrile and Ramos went along with him. He remained very long in power. This was his mistake. So, people get tired of him. The trial of Benigno Aquino Sr. was a valid one. He financed the MV Karagatan arms shipment from Communist China. However, he made it a political issue. To gain sympathy.

    I have a riddle to give you: a hint of who killed Noynoy Aquino Sr. A certain Cabinet Official of Marcos. Goes home to his Province alone with his driver. He was never ambushed by the NPA, or anybody. No bodyguards. No military escorts. A hint also: One of those convicted soldiers, who handled the “killer” Galman, during the assasination can give more hint. The U.S. intelligence community knows, who really killed Ninoy Aquino Sr. But, they just point out Marcos was the killer, because Marcos was just a pawn for them to control the Philippines.

  34. and he’s in the senate today?

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