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Binay declares war on Aquino

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If you think your Christmas Day, Dec. 25, was lonely because your father, mother, daughter or son is working abroad and couldn’t come home, think of the people who have lost their loved ones, homes and other material possessions in Baganga and Cateel towns in Davao Oriental and in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

Think of how lucky you are that super Typhoon “Pablo” did not hit your town or city as it did the places mentioned previously.

Baganga, Cateel and New Bataan look like Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the Americans dropped atom bombs in these two sites in Japan  during  World War II.

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Your congressman, governor or mayor may be corrupt— only a few public officials are not—but perhaps they are not as corrupt as the some of those in Davao Oriental province  who engaged in, or tolerated, illegal logging.

Illegally cut logs rolled down the mountains of Baganga and Cateel at the height of Pablo, floated on the swollen rivers and bulldozed bridges and houses in the way of rampaging floodwaters.

Needless to say, the runaway logs killed many people and injured scores more.

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I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet—Old Persian saying.

My dear readers—who are not from Baganga, Cateel and New Bataan—you are indeed lucky   and should count your blessings!

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The Aquino administration is persecuting officials who are not members of the Liberal Party at the drop of a hat.

Or so it may seem to the public.

Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia are two cases in point.

Espino, who is running for reelection under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), is being investigated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for being allegedly involved in “jueteng.”

As an aside, which official, of a province where jueteng thrives, has not had his or her hands dirtied by jueteng money?

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is the president of the Liberal Party whose member, Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza, is Espino’s opponent  for the gubernatorial post.

Garcia has been suspended by the DILG for a minor misdeed she allegedly committed years ago so her vice governor, a sister of Secretary Rene Almendras, can take over.

The moves were so obvious!

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Governor Garcia, by not stepping down, is disobeying the DILG suspension order.

And Vice President Jojo Binay is aggravating the tense situation in Cebu by encouraging Garcia to stay put.

Binay, of all people, should not have visited her in Cebu with his allies because being a lawyer and the second highest official of the land, he should uphold the rule of law.

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Binay’s act is an open declaration of war on the President.

The DILG issued the suspension order.

Being an office within the executive branch, it is under the President.

So by extension, it was the President who issued the suspension order.

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The latest news I received from Compostela Valley is that there were more deaths that were recorded in Mt. Diwalwal, a mining area in Compostela Valley, than in New Bataan town.

Most of the victims were miners who were in the tunnels when Pablo struck Compostela Valley.


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  • ryan andres

    Tangna talaga yang si ulikbang Binay…pakialamero na, promotor pa!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5UP35N7RTP55UQGRZCTR27KX6I RojiS

    If Binays move is unacceptable to the President then the President should stripped Binay of his post as Housing Czar and leave him in the Airconditioned Pigsty he owns.

  • Your_King

    It’s all about power and money with all these powerful people. Aquino wants more power so he attacks those who go against him that threaten his power. And Binay also wants more power so he sides with people who can bring him more power or he chooses to go against particular individuals because he feels it will look good and once again thus bring him even more notoriety which adds to his power.

    • chiefsiop

      dapat lang na masapolan ang mga corrupt ng d pamarisan ng iba.

  • $20722540

    ito talagang mga politicos na ito wala piliin pareho pareho lang at panapanahon lang ang pinapairal

  • chiefsiop

    nagsama sama ang mga corrupt! isang ex convict, isang ex mayor, isang ex defense chief at suspended governor. hwag ntin payagan na mahawakan nilang muli ang pinaka matataas n pwesto s bansa.

  • randyaltarejos

    The Filipino voters should now be wise in picking their candidates for elective posts. If they don’t, they are the same people who will suffer the sad fate as what happned to those places hit by typhoon Pablo. In fact, graft and corruption made the situation in Davao Oriental and other provinces worse.

  • ManongOsang

    I lived for almost 15 long years in the United States, Japan & Europe- Itong DEFIANCE of Laws by Politicians is ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES !!!

    Kaya hindi UMAASENSO ang Pilipinas ! We have the WORST Politicians who TRULY TREAT the Philippines like they CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT & THAT THEY FEEL that they are the KINGS of the country!

    CAN YOU IMAGINE, the Country’s Vice President, the country’s Senate President, & the country’s FORMER President- ALL Directly DEFYING the Law & Defying the Office of the President????? !!!!!

    Sa Japan, there was ONLY TWO Incidence of a Government Official Ordered to Step Down while I was living there. In BOTH CASES, Both Japanese Politicians IMMEDIATELY STEPPED DOWN with 1 HOUR of the court order !!! WALANG PROTEST, WALANG IYAKAN, WALANG DEFIANCE! In fact, BOTH Japanese Politicians made a PUBLIC APOLOGY Immediately even if NOT required by law !!!

    In Britain, I witnessed TWO TIMES where a member of the UK Legislature was ordered by the court to STEP down due to pending investigation- BOTH  Legislators STEPPED DOWN WITHIN the SAME day!!!!! In 24 Hours, BOTH Legislators packed their bags & went home! NO DRAMA, NO DEFIANCE, WALANG Anti- Government protest!

    Sa United States, I experienced a  two House Members, and 1 Mayor ordered to VACATE their post due to legal issue. ALL THREE LEFT their Post WITHOUT Protest, NO DRAMA, WALANG IYAKAN, WALANG PROTEST !!!!

    Frankly, Binay, Erap, Enrile & their sons Jinggoy & Jackie  will REALLY DAMAGE our COUNTRY once they TAKE OVER !!!

    Sisirain nila LAHAT ng Pinaghirapan ni Pnoy para mai-ayos ang Pilipinas!!!

    Mahirap umasa na gaganda ang Pilipinas dahil NEVER tayong nagkakaroon ng maayos na gobyerno !!!

    Wait UNTIL we have President Binay  & Vice President Jinggoy Estrada!!

    TAPOS nanaman ang Pilipinas!!

    We WASTED 20 years under Marcos, 3 Years under Erap & almost 10 years under GMA!!!

    WASTED Progress, WASTED Billions of Stolen Money & assets due to corruption!!!

    While Millions of Filipinos work as OFW’s like Slaves in the worst conditions !!!!

     

    • ManongOsang

      As a Japanese observer once commented about the Philippines.

      He Directly & Honestly stated… the DIFFERENCE between a country like the Philippines versus a country like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan or Singapore is frankly the People’s LOVE of country !!!!

      He said you will have a TOUGH TIME FINDING a Japanese, a Korean, Taiwanese or a Singaporean who DOES NOT Put his or her Country FIRST before even his family or  himself.

      He said that’s why you will FIND the CORRUPTION of Politicians & abuse of fellow citizens DRASTICALLY MUCH LESS among Japanese BECAUSE for MOST Japanese men & women- EVERYTHING they do is STILL based on making sure its FOR the GOOD of their Nation!!!

      They are SO VERY CONCERNED about the WELL BEING of their country that the RESPECT for country is HIGHER than even Family!

      Thats why in world war 2, Japanese Soldiers in the thousands would COMMIT Suicide in defeat or Japanese fighter pilots would commit KAMIKAZE against US Ships. In other words, Dying for their country was common & a noble act.

      He said while in the Philippines, for most Filipinos & Filipino Politicians…

      its..

      ME & FAMILY FIRST
      WEALTH, MONEY & STATUS SYMBOL
      GOD
      SOCIAL CIRCLE OF CLOSE FRIENDS 
      COUNTRY.

      Saying you are PROUD of the Philippines is VERY EASY to SAY, but actually PRACTICING DISCIPLINE that will BENEFIT the Philippines & DOING EVERYTHING based on LOVE of COUNTRY FIRST is 100 TImes harder to do for Filipinos!

      Kung Mahal mo ang bayan mo, HINDI MO NANAKAWAN !

      Kung Mahal mo ang bayan mo, HINDI MO NANAKAWAN, AABUSUHIN ang bayan & kapwa

      REMEMBER THIS….

      Japan experienced THE worst natural disaster in Modern times!  DID YOU EVER SEE LOOTING & STEALING among the millions of Desperate, Hungry, suffering Japanese people????

      Did you see the Japanese cutting in the thousands of People lined up for food?

      The Philipines has a VERY VERY LONG WAY TO GO !

      And it starts with Voters who KEEP VOTING for Politicians who RAPE the country again & again!

      Cheering For Many Pacquaio, Cheering For Donaire, Cheering for the Philippine Azkals is VERY VERY EASY !!!

      That does NOT PROVE TRUE LOVE of country! Anyone can do cheer for a sports team!

      Its actually PUTTING YOUR COUNTRY FIRST even if its hard ! That’s the real test!

      I would say ONLY 10%-15% of Filipino politicians have that mentality!

      But 85% to 90% of Politicians are JUST LIKE 85%-90% of Filipino citizens who say they Love & our Proud of the Philippines BUT actually DO THE OPPOSITE when face with opportunities to STEAL, CHEAT, ABUSE & TAKE ADVANTAGE of our country & our people

  • ano ikaw

    I lived 20 years across America and the UK, I fathom the same!
    Makapal talaga ang mukha ng bisayang ito.

    She must be hiding something in the coffers. Nahala imbestigahan ang babaeng ito

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      I’m no mind reader but could know a person’s character with his facial features.  My impression of Gwen Garcia is that she’s cruel and a crook.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    We defied the Spaniards, the Americans, the Japanese, the Marcoses, etc. now the people are defying the present administration because of their attitude towards their perceived enemies. It is not a negative behavior because the Filipinos believe there is a cause for such. To say that we should be obedient to the rulers has an exemption. Didn’t the Filipinos took the teaching of Catholics and Spaniards hook, line, and sinker for 400 years, until our heroes said “Enough is enough?”

    If only the elite, the rich, the ruling class have managed the affairs well then no ordinary Juan dela Cruz will rise against them. If only the incumbent president will rule with justice and mercy, even his political enemies will bow and respect him. As far as I remember, Ninoy Aquino once said, “never give your enemies the opportunity to justify their counter action” or words to that effect. His begotten son does not seem to follow this magnificent theorem. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      It took someone like our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal to sacrifice his life against the Spanish oppressors and the Catholic Church.

    • ManongOsang

      Peter,

      The people are NOT defying PNOY. Its’ Binay, Enrile, Erap & their supporters who are DEFYING the Government.

      Huwag MO kami isama as the ” People ” mo!

      You DEFIED Marcos???

      So why are you siding with the SAME Man who for 20 Long Years, was the Architect & Implementer of Martial Law in Enrile???

      So why are you siding with the CONVICTED PLUNDERER in Erap?

      So why are you siding with a man who came into power as a Mayor in 1986 who was Living in an Apartment & had NO ASSETS- in 20 years as Mayor… is NOW a Certified close to BILLIONAIRE Filipino politician.. Who CANNOT & HAS NEVER EXPLAINED HOW IS ACCUMULATED his UNEXPLAINED MASSIVE WEALTH ???

      Huwag mo kaming isama sa ” The People” mo dahil ikaw lang yung.

      Its morons like you who keep people like Enrile & the Ejercitoes in power all these years despite the DAMAGE that they do to the nation.

      • Bokya

        Tumpak!  kya Peter huwag mo kaming isama sa ” The People” mo Moron!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Binay is just preparing this early for the 2016 presidential election.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OEB7PNSKCCDWVRCF7OLPFRNC5U JUN

    for your info mr, tulfo, it was the president who declares war against VP binay and UNA. it is proper and ethical AND WAS NOT AGGRAVATING THE TENSE SITUATION to visit their member for much needed moral support. of all people, VP Binay should be the 1st person along with his allies to visit Gov. Garcia in order for them(Pnoy &Mar) that somebody is watching their moves and motives. UNA and Gov. Garcia was upholding the rule of law mr. tulfo…para sayo ba pag sinuspend ng DILG kahit sa palagay mo mali tatanggapin mo? kaya nga takbo sila sa court of appeals para sa TRO di ba? sus ginoo ka talaga mr. tulfo…mag ayos ayos ka nga ng pagsusulat mo..pati text ng kapatid at kaibgan mo sinusulat mo dito para palabasing wala kang sinisino…sana isang araw ikaw naman isulat ng kapatid mo o sinoman sa mga kabulastugan mo noon..patas lang..LAW OF ATTRACTION di ba? sa palagay mo kasi ikaw na ang pinakamalinis na journalists sa buong pilipinas..hohum..

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LQHNG6CNBD47KGCWNNPP6O77UI Jun

    Binay must be very very careful in going against the government IF he intends to run for the Presidency… HE MIGHT END UP like the Coronas…. and lost all his billions … i mean..the illgotten billions he has accumulated in the past 20 yrs. Baka akala niya isa na siyang higanteng langaw na nakadapo sa likod ng kalabaw. Filipinos… isip-isip sa taong eto dahil LAHAT ng pinaghirapan ng kasalukuyang Presidente ay mapupunta lang sa wala kung ang maliit na ulikbang eto ang uupo sa Plaasyo.

  • nice_boy

    If this administration respects and enjoins all to obey the rule of law, why did it not respect the TRO issued by the SC?   LP dictatorship is what they want implemented.

  • jaygibi

    rule of law? bakit hindi nila pinakulong si Padaca na may warrant of arrest? ang siste, inilagay pa maselang posisyon.. P@#$#%^& adminstrasyon na ito..

  • TEAM PNOY

    Mon, pinatatawag ka sa opisina ni Binay. Warning lang, sasabonin ka ng todo. hihihi.

  • jahred

    amat victoria curam 0(‘-’)0

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IKT4PWUFECTS72XCX6K25EPJXE tong-its

    in politics, ang buhay ay “weather-weather” lang. ang ka-alyado mo noon ay kalaban mo na ngayon. onli in the philippines. more fun???

  • indiosbravos2002

    So Tulfo by way of your logic. Ok din rin lang magnakaw lahat ng public officials because everyone else is doing it. WTf. may topak talaga to si Mon Tulfo.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Japanese reporter quoting a Filipino politician on his love for his country…. I ROB the PHIRIPINS! This is my homeland…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    wag nyo iboto ang mag naghariharian sa darating na election.wala naman kasi mga kwenta yan



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