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What’s wrong with Akbayan Rep?

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Surigao del Norte First District Rep. Francisco Matugas on Thursday defended Akbayan party-list Rep. Kaka Bag-ao’s designation as caretaker of Dinagat Islands.

Matugas said he saw nothing wrong with Bag-ao’s appointment since Speaker Feliciano Belmonte could choose anyone he wishes to look after Dinagat Islands.

“It’s Speaker Belmonte’s prerogative to choose the caretaker,” Matugas said, adding that Bag-ao was selected because she’s from the province.

Bag-ao’s appointment was also endorsed by Surigao del Norte’s Second District Rep. Guillermo A. Romarate, Jr.  Both Matugas and Romarate are members of the Liberal Party.

Dinagat Vice Governor Geraldine Ecleo also defended the appointment of Bag-ao as caretaker of the province’s lone congressional district, pointing out that the Akbayan lawmaker is a native of Loreto town, where she spent her elementary years before her family moved to Northern Mindanao.

“Those who criticize her appointment as nothing but political accommodation betray their ignorance of her roots,” she said.

Bag-ao has come under fire after she was named Dinagat Island’s caretaker even though she will run as its district representative in the May elections and is allied with the President’s Liberal Party (LP).

P140-M ‘pork’

She was appointed caretaker after Dinagat’s representative, cult leader Ruben Ecleo, Jr., was dropped from Congress’ roll after he was convicted of graft and sentenced to jail.

After Bag-ao’s designation, the budget department released P140 million in priority development assistance funds (PDAF) or pork barrel for projects in the province.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr. said the release of the PDAF was facilitated through Bag-ao, whose party is closely allied with the Liberal Party.

But other lawmakers and militants criticized the arrangement, saying it smacked of patronage politics.

They said it was clearly meant to boost LP’s candidate in Dinagat. Bag-ao will run against outgoing Dinagat Mayor Gwendolyn Ecleo-Durano, a sister of the vice governor.

However, local officials in Dinagat Islands lamented attempts to “politicize” the pork barrel released to the province, saying the money was sorely needed for basic services to alleviate poverty in one of the country’s poorest provinces.

The vice governor pointed out that the P138.875 million released by the budget department last month represented at least two years  of withheld PDAF for Dinagat following the conviction of her brother.

“The past two to three years have been tumultuous for my brother, who understandably could not perform his office well while behind bars,” said Ecleo, who is estranged from her family except Ruben Jr.

“To release the PDAF under such circumstances would have been impractical  and problematic,” she said.


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Tags: 2013 midterm elections , Akbayan , Congress , Dinagat Island , Government , Kaka-Bag-ao , Liberal Party , PDAF , Politics , Pork barrel , Ruben Ecleo Jr.


  • EOJ

    Kaka is better than the murderer and corrupt wanted congressman on the run.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      kapal din ng mukha nyo..ang sabihin nyo pare pareho yan sila..ba’t wla n bang pagpipilian sa dinagat islands?

      • mumbaki ak

        magpahalal ka na lang dun pre.bka may isang boto ka pa.sarili mo,bwahahaha.

  • mumbaki ak

    o asan na kayong mga thick as thieves na anti-bag-ao at anti-akbayan dyan? EITHER KAMPON KAYO NG MGA NAKARAANG KURAKOT O NG MGA SELF-RIGHTEOUS NA LEFTISTS. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      kapal nmn ng mukha nyo..kapag nag comment laban sa partylist nyo kampon na agad ng dating admin…nakakahiya ka..kya wlang usad bansa natin..never in my life binoto ko itong mga partylist n mga ito…dpat tanggalin na iyang partylist system na iyan…dapat i amend na iyan..inaabuso lng ng mga buwaya sa kapangyarihan at yaman…

      anyway, kapag namatay iyan lahat ng mga baboy na ito lalamunin ng lupa at kakainin ng uod..at masaklap pa susunugin sa wlang hanggan apoy…

      kung nanood kau ng ID (Investigative Docu ni Malou Mangahas ng PCIJ ng gmanewstv patungkol sa mga political dynasties bka matakot (kung may natitira pang takot at awa sa puso at isipan nyo) ka na dhil ang paghihirap sa bayang ito ay kagagawan ng mga baboy na mga nakaupong mga pulitiko ng Bayang ito…

      • mumbaki ak

         kasama ba ang Akbayan sa ID ni Mangahas tungkol sa political dynasties? parang tagpi-tagpi ang mga argumento mo. magpakaorihinal ka naman!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        tlgang d kasama kasi po kelan pa naging political dynasty ang akbaboy?

        Kaya MALI pa rin kau kasi sa napaka simpleng post u cannot even understand and comprehend what is being posted…

        at sinabi ko rin ba na political dynasty ang akbayan hangal???/ hindi…

        learn to understand and comprehend what is being posted…

        mumbaki ak: i post ko ulit dito hah…

        …kung nanood kau ng ID (Investigative Docu ni Malou Mangahas ng PCIJ ng gmanewstv patungkol sa mga political dynasties bka matakot (kung may natitira pang takot at awa sa puso at isipan nyo) ka na dhil ang paghihirap sa bayang ito ay kagagawan ng mga baboy na mga nakaupong mga pulitiko ng Bayang ito…

      • mumbaki ak

         wee, hindi pala eh..tinutukoy mo report ni  Mangahas sa mga political dynasties tas sinasali mo ang akbayan na hindi naman political dynasty.

        sino ang hangal at di nakakaintindi ngayon?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        eh ikaw ang tanga…u cannot simply understand the post…what’s the link? whether political dynasty or not pare pareho sila (same same ba)…

        hindi nyo pa rin naintindihan..hangal?

      • mumbaki ak

        wala kang pruweba kaya iuwi mo na lang suka ng nanay mo at masusunog na ang ulam nyo..anong pare-pareho sinasabi mo dyan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

      bakit sa ibang distrito na kalaban ng administrasyong ito doon dinadaan sa DPWH ang pork barrel nila?bakit sa Dingat kay Bag-ao binigay kasi kaalyado siya?noon galit na galit kayo sa nakaraang administrasyon sa ginawa nila, ngayon ginagawa din pala ninyo.nakakasilaw talaga ang pera ano mumbaki ak,matanong lang,magkano ba ang natanggap mo?

      • mumbaki ak

         binigay kay Bag-ao dahil maganda ang track record ng Akbayan,period. hindi lang naman pang-infra ang pork,may social services aspect din.tsaka ako’y walang natanggap na sinasabi mo.isa lamang akong patriot na gustong umusad ang bansa natin wag manatili sa kumunoy dahil sa mga talangkang katulad NYO.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        for your info, mumbaki ak:

        …A source in the The Commission on Elections has intimated that Bag-ao filed her certificate of candidacy for the vacated district of Dinagat —unrepresented since the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of its elected congressman, Ruben Ecleo Jr. last year—in the first week of October. Before Bag-ao filed her certificate, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. designated her caretaker of Dinagat district, supposedly on the recommendation of two congressmen from nearby Surigao del Norte.

        Bag-ao listed the administration Liberal Party as her political group, not Akbayan, which she represents as second nominee in the House of Representatives.

        Why is the chosen party of Bag-ao significant? Because the party-list law prohibits her from retaining her seat as Akbayan nominee once she files a certificate as the candidate of another party, that’s why.

        This is what Section 15 of Republic Act 7941, the act “providing for the election of party-list representatives through the party-list system,” says: “Any elected party-list representative who changes his political party or sectoral affiliation during his term of office shall forfeit his seat.”

        By filing her certificate in October 2012 to replace Ecleo in the May 2013 elections, Bag-ao lost her seat as Akbayan representative in Congress. By operation of the party-list law, the next Akbayan nominee should have replaced Bag-ao as Akbayan representative.

      • mumbaki ak

        your source is not even verified- except if you are one of the commissioners. end of story.

        gumagawa ka lang ng lubid sa hangin.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        hah, mumbaki ak ikaw ata ang gumagawa ng lubid sa hangin…tanga..

        my dear, the use of sources without citing/referring person in authority is commonly used to protect the person behind the source of the news especially if this person is not given the authority to speak such issue…

        tlgang tanga ka rin ano.kla q regularly nagbabasa kau ng balita at hindi nyo pa rin mauunawaan kung bakit ang mga sensitibong mga balita kadalasan ay wlang names mentioned pag nagbanggit ng source ng balita…

        m not stupid like u to quickly believe kung ano ang nakasulat…tip lng dre, simple lng nmn yan…u need to find other sources at least 3 to confirm kung totoo ang nakasulat…try nyo inquirer, manila standard, philstar, gmanews, interaksyon, manila times, daily tribune pra matoto ka ring magbasa at tumimbang ng balita..

        lisod mn makipag kukabildo sa inyo tanga…do not compare me with u guy kasi at least 5 general broad sheets ang binabasa ko not to include business newspapers…kya mahiya ka…nakakatawa ka…

      • mumbaki ak

        tagabenta ka siguro ng dyaryo kaya madami kang nababasa.kasama cguro ang tiktik at iba pang tabloid dyan sa lansangan.maniwala pa ako sa yo pag sinabi mo tunay na pangalan mo.madaling gumawa ng kung anu-ano pag di ka kilala.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

        may patriot ka pang nalalaman.patriot missile?patriot ang mukha mo! sabihin mo sa amo mo na nasa malakanyang bagohin na ang pang gobyerno nya para umusad naman ang Bansa natin.kita mo! binigyan ng 140 million pesos si Bag-ao para lang gagamitin sa pangsarili nilang interes! mga ogag talaga na katulad mo!!!

      • mumbaki ak

        tagapunas ka ng jebs ni Edward no?

  • where_I_stand

    What a press release by the LP.

    The argument on delikadesa holds on. It is incumbent for Bag-ao to refuse the offer of LP -Belmonte camp as there are still other possible channels into which the needed funds can securely reach to its intended purposes.

    Both Matugas and Romarate are LP members. Do you expects dissenting opinion at this crucial hours in the upcoming 2013 elections? It is politically sound for the Ecleos in Dinagat for their political survival to allied with the powerbase.

    How did Butch Abad successfully channel the pork barrel he withheld from those politicians he perceived as political enemies of LP-Administration? He argued that he used the government agencies like DPWH et al to ensure that basic services are given to the constituents. If there is a will to release these funds without political patronage, it can be done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adonis.abril.77 Adonis Abril

    A clear vindication for Rigoberto Tiglao

  • ApoLapullapu

    The appointment of Bag-ao as Caretaker is not questionable.  The question is why are some duly elected District Congressmen denied their pork barrels but Bag-ao automatically got the pork barrel for the District of Dinagat. The funds could have been released through the line agencies concerned in the development of Dinagat. Why through an Administration candidate for the May 13 elections? Better accept that this political patronage. Why not tell the truth?

    • wawa2172

       Your post is simply perfect. Bakit naibigay ang pork nang Dignagat kay Bag-ao na ibang congressman especially those in the opposition and part-list critics of the government ay hindi. It is simply a political accommodation to Anakbayan and who we know is the most favored group of PNoy, I just wonder, pwedi bang tumakbo si Bag-ao na conressman under Anakbayan, siguradong hindi at lilipat lang siya sa LP. Surigao congressmen defending the appointment of Bag-ao caretaker? Of course naman, wala silang choice dahil napag utusan lang ni Belmonte. Again, tama ka, bakit sa administration candidate napunta ang caretaker nang Dinagat? Bakit di na lang ibinigay sa DPWH ang para sa infra, LGU and barangay needs kay Sec. Mar, health needs kay Dinky, so on and so forth. Ayaw pang umamin nang LP anf totoo. POLITICAL PATRONAGE!!! vote for Bag-ao for more PDAF sa Dinagat at walang delay dahil close ang Anakbayan kay PNoy.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        tama..

        o sa speaker mismo nlng ng congress na si belmonte tanda baboy ang gawing caretaker? ba’t si bag-ao ang caretaker? nakakasuka na yang katwirang native of dinagat si baboy bag-ao…

      • Ismael Adriatico

        Actually, the ‘militant’ partylist you’re referring to actually received more than half a billion in pork barrel since 2010. In total, Bayan Muna, ACT, Kabataan, Anakpawis, Gabriela, received 674 Million pesos in pork barrel according to the disclosure of the DBM.

        Even GMA received more than 100 Million in pork barrel/PDAF.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        so lalabas na mr. ismael adriatico dapat kayo ang tama sa info at hindi ang balita ng 24 oras kagabi ng gma7 at SONA ng gmanewstv na ayon sa report hindi sila d umano’y nabigyan ng PDAF?

        show to me the truth and i go with your claim…kaso mas pinaniwalaan ko ang respetadong media outlet ng gma7 when it comes to data/info.. so far hindi pa nmn, as of now, nagpalabas ng ERRATUM ang gma7 sa report nila…

        at isa pa mr. ismael adriatico ang pdaf regardless kung ano po ang political affiliations ng mga baboy members ng Kongreso ay dapat ibigay ito kasi pera nmn ito ng taong bayan na dapat magamit ng distrito in the form of serbisyong publiko…

      • monleg

        edward, para hindi ka nagmumukhang tanga, mag-research ka.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        perry legaspi sinong tanga? ikaw ang malaking tanga..learn how to do research and understand the data hah…hangal…

      • http://twitter.com/639Cielo lágrimas en el cielo

        AH correction po, Akbayan partylist po yung asa news. Ang Anakbayan po ay youth organization na nagpapadisqualify sa Akbayan. MAGKAIBA PO YUN. MAGBASA PO TAYO!

      • monleg

        tama po. Akbayan po si Kaka. At hindi Anakbayan, ang isa mass organization ng Kabataan partylist na affiliated tuald ng Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Akap Bata, Piston, Act, Katribu, Kalikasan, Courage sa Communist Party of the Philippines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Kevin-O-Tung/1140574834 Bryan Kevin O. Tung

    Belmonte appointed himself as caretaker when ilosus cong. singson resigned from office.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      tama po kau..pero mas katanggap tanggap po iyon..morality-wise, tanggap ng taong-bayan iyon..

      kasi si spoken tanda wla namang interest sa district ni singson literally..at isa pa dapat lng siya ang maging caretaker kasi speaker nmn siya ng mga baboy sa congress…eh itong si baboy bag-ao makapal tlga mukha at tinanggap pa niya ang kababuyan ng tuwad na daan…tatakbo siya sa distrito na iyon hindi bilang akbaboy partylist rep but bilang regular baboy member ng congress…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETIVE4H6I7ZVBAL72HE3VLGCA4 nicosan

        ikaw lang naman ang hindi mkatanggap ngaun e

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        ako lng ba? tanga..basahin nyo nga ang lhat ng mga comments ng netizens kahapon til now from inquirer, manila standard, interaksyon, gmanews, philstar..tingnan nyo para malamn nyo ang pulso ng nag uumapaw na galit ng mga nakakaraming mga netizens…

        mahiya kau mga hangal na uto uto sa tuwad na daan..

        sasabihin nyo n nmn maka dating admin et al ang ibabato nyo sa amin kung pinupuna ang mga tuwad na daan? never naging pro gma aq dre..

        wla akong panahon sa mga political na usapin.nagkataon lamang na napuna ko kaya ako’y nagkaroon ng reaksyon sa usaping ito kasi sobra na ang ganitong kawalang hiyaang ito in the name of tuwad na daan..i would rather go for studying derivatives and options, math finance kesa mga kababuyan ng mga baboy members ng Kongreso sa bayang ito…

      • mumbaki ak

        hayaan mo na yang Edward na yan at tyak trabaho nya talaga manggulo, manira, at mang-away dito.

  • TulisangDagat

    many complain ..what a clown of people  maybe they need actors and actresses to run their respective districts…….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    What’s wrong? She filed her candidacy for congresswoman of Dinagat as member of the LP. law can she stay as party list congresswoman as this is prohibited by the law? Under RA 7491: Section 15. Change of Affiliation; Effect. Any elected party-list representative who changes his political party or sectoral affiliation during his term of office shall forfeit his seat: Provided, That if he changes his political party or sectoral affiliation within six (6) months before an election, he shall not be eligible for nomination as party-list representative under his new party or organization.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      hangal na mga gaya nyo kya dami pa ring mga kawatan sa gobyerno natin in the name of tuwad na daan…

      tama po kau wlang nilabag na batas si baboy bag-ao kung tatakbo man siya…pero morality-wise at delicadeza Mahiya nmn sana ang baboy na ito…tatakbo siya sa distrito ng dinagat at siya pa ang ginawang caretaker sa pork na iyan..ang kapal nmn ng mukha…

      si kawawang mitos magsaysay, gabriela partylist rep, belmonte, et al wla pong mga pork….itong si baboy bag-ao may pork na agad d pa nahalal khit sabihing caretaker…galing namn..

      • Ismael Adriatico

        Gabriela received more than 160 Million in pork barrel since 2010. anong walang PDAF. hehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        since 2010? or noong 2010 lng?  so lalabas na mr. ismael adriatico dapat kayo ang tama sa info at hindi ang balita ng 24 oras kagabi ng gma7 at SONA ng gmanewstv na ayon sa report hindi sila d umano’y nabigyan ng PDAF?

        show to me the truth and i go with your claim…kaso mas pinaniwalaan ko ang respetadong media outlet ng gma7 when it comes to data/info.. so far hindi pa nmn, as of now, nagpalabas ng ERRATUM ang gma7 sa report nila…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      ” Before Bag-ao filed her certificate, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. designated her caretaker of Dinagat district, supposedly on the recommendation of two congressmen from nearby Surigao del Norte.Bag-ao listed the administration Liberal Party as her political group, not Akbayan, which she represents as second nominee in the House of Representatives.

      Why is the chosen party of Bag-ao significant? Because the party-list law prohibits her from retaining her seat as Akbayan nominee once she files a certificate as the candidate of another party, that’s why.

      This is what Section 15 of Republic Act 7941, the act “providing for the election of party-list representatives through the party-list system,” says: “Any elected party-list representative who changes his political party or sectoral affiliation during his term of office shall forfeit his seat.”

      By filing her certificate in October 2012 to replace Ecleo in the May 2013 elections, Bag-ao lost her seat as Akbayan representative in Congress. By operation of the party-list law, the next Akbayan nominee should have replaced Bag-ao as Akbayan representative.

      This didn’t happen. Instead, by December, Bag-ao, the legally ineligible caretaker, received in Ecleo’s name P140 million in pork-barrel funds from Budget Secretary Florencio Abad Jr., compounding the legal problems of the Akbayan representative—who proceeded to spend the funds for a road, bridges, buildings and water projects, 77 multi-cabs, ambulances and four-wheel-drive vehicles and for financial assistance for hospital, burial and scholarship expenses. “

  • kulittwit

    Go Kaka! Save the people of dinagat from the murderer and corrupt congressman.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      In mideast slang, same same…

      hangal..m sure akbayan kau…

      anong save the people of dinagat from murderer and corrupt??? eh pareho lng yan…murderer nmn sa delicadeza at kawatan sa oportunidad…bakit siya lng ba ang tao sa dinagat? nakakahiya kau…pare pareho lng kau…

      caretaker ng isang district na kung saan tatakbo rin siyang representative…Eh tawag doon? luto macao…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

    kapal tlga..nakakasukang katwirang native si baboy bag-ao ng dinagat…

  • PikonNaKami

    Do not vote for Akbayan this May 2013.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

    tanggalin na ang pork barrel! nagpapayaman lang yan sa mga kurap na politiko.nagpapahirap sa taongbayan.ginagamit lang ang pera ng taongbayan sa mga buwaya at sakim sa kapangyarihan mga inutil naman sa tungkulin.kaya ayaw ng administrasyong ito na maisabatas ang FOI bill dahil malalaman ng taongbayan ang illegal nilang gawain.galit na galit kayo sa nakaraang administrasyon ngayon ginagawa din pala ninyo! bakit?ang mga taga Dinagat lang ba ang nangangailangan ng tulong?bakit yong ibang distrito na inakala ninyong kalaban ayaw ninyong i release ang pork barrel?ito’y ba ang sinasabi ni Noynoy na tuwid na daan?o political patronge? nakakahiya kayo!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      very well said..

  • Butzz

    Yes, remove the pork. Sa US, it is fast becoming a problem.

  • XY ZEE

    What’s wrong with Akbayan Rep?

    Cannibalism.

  • Ismael Adriatico

    inggit lang kasi yung Bayan Muna at si T-Tinio (Teacher Tinio) ng ACT Partylist. Palibhasa kasi walang NPA sa dinagat. Gusto sana nila meron ding NPA dun para sarili nilang probinsya yung Dinagat.

  • Lucas Gray

    Pangsusuporta lng neto ang pera sa rebelde

    • monleg

      sinong rebelde po ang tinutukoy ninyo? 

      • piskay

        kailangan pa bang i memorize yan

      • boldyak

        baka ibig nyang sabihin, sa ginagawa ng gobyerno na ito lalong dadami ang rebelde…kaya supporta nga…haha

  • acidicboy

    yeah, whats wrong with akbayan?  they used to protest so much because that’s their livelihood and that’s how they get their fundings from NGO’s abroad.

    now that they can dip their grimy hands on millions of pesos of the people’s money, why should they continue pretending to speak for the unwashed masses?  

  • Melanio Calayeg

    She’s not elected by the people in the district….is there a law that the speaker can just appoint a representative that was vacated by someone?

  • LucianoChing

    Remove the pork barrel and only sincere,honest and dedicated ones will run for public offfice and very few at that…

    • tuldok

      I agree… Better yet, no pork barrel and no salary either for public officials.  Let it be known who the real dedicated public servants are… who will run for public office with the sole intention of helping the people

    • http://www.facebook.com/adonis.abril.77 Adonis Abril

      Logical

    • monleg

      I agree with you. Dapat tanggalin na ang pork barrel, which should not concern any of the land’s lawmakers. But until it is scrapped, PDAF should be utilized in helping build infrastructures, economies and communities. 

      As citizens of this country, we should likewise be pro-active in ensuring that pork barrels are used only for enriching the lives of fellow citizens and not any lawmakers’ bank accounts.

      May responsibilidad po tayong bantayan ang ating mga kongresista. Kung hindi natin ito magagawa, wala po tayong karapatang maningil.

      • boldyak

        mas bantayan kung paano pinamimigay…at paanong ginagamit para makontrol ang legislative ng executive…

    • maypakialamtayo

      edi wala na po tayong ibobotong mambabatas.

      • boldyak

        ayus yan at nang wala nang mga buwaya….

  • carlos_premacio

    You cannot hide the obviousness in all of these, AKBAYAN Partylist, a leftist group who once crawling in the street protests and part of the arm group of NPA before especially in purging and killing their fellow member, is now allied with the ruling party Liberal. Kaka is running as Congressman in the Dinagat island and is supporting the Ecleo. They’re now part of this rotten system of patronage by pork barrel and in strengthening the Ecleo Family like what GMA have done with the Ampatuan. The right question is: What principles do they have now? Eating the system or they’re eaten by the system? 

    • monleg

      ramon_imperial,

      Akbayan was never part of the NPA or its political group Communist Party of the Philippines.

      Magagalit po sa inyo ang mga tunay na CPP partylist groups tulad ng Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakbayan, Anakpawis, Akap Bata, ACT, Piston, Courage, Migrante, Katribu, Kalikasan dahil sila ang totoong kaalyado ng NPA.

      As for your insinuation that Kaka is supporting the Ecleo family, may I remind you that the Ecleo family is now divided. Hopefully, Kaka will be able to bring change in the province which the Ecleos ruled for so long.

      Don’t you wish that a progressive leader like Kaka will win as Dinagat’s representative and bring change to that province?

      • carlos_premacio

        Leftist history in the 80′s up to the ’90s will never be changed: that AKBAYAN was once part of the armed struggle of the CPP, NPA etc. They may have contributed to the downfall of Marcos but the shadows of those fellow comrades in arms killed because they were suspected as deep penetration agents will continue to hound these groups Bayan Muna, Gabriela, etc including ANAKBAYAN. In fact, no investigations were made up to today on the names of those nameless comrades killed by their own. I will be elated that Dinagat’s politics will be totally change and by a progressive leader who is not and will never be willing to connive with any ECLEOs. These family has dirt in their hands. I cannot equate Kaka or anyone calling themselves as progressives to be in cahoots with the Ecleo’s totalitarian regime in that small province whose religion requires brides’ first night to be with their church leaders. AKBAYAN and the LIBERAL continue to breed monsters like Ampatuan in Dinagat. They too play traditional politics.

      • carlos_premacio

        Leftist history in the 80′s up to the ’90s will never be changed: that AKBAYAN was once part of the armed struggle of the CPP, NPA etc. They may have contributed to the downfall of Marcos but the shadows of those fellow comrades in arms killed because they were suspected as deep penetration agents will continue to hound these groups Bayan Muna, Gabriela, etc including AKBAYAN. In fact, no investigations were made up to today on the names of those nameless comrades killed by their own. I will be elated that Dinagat’s politics will be totally change and by a progressive leader who is not and will never be willing to connive with any ECLEOs. These family has dirt in their hands. I cannot equate Kaka or anyone calling themselves as progressives to be in cahoots with the Ecleo’s totalitarian regime in that small province whose religion requires brides’ first night to be with their church leaders. AKBAYAN and the LIBERAL continue to breed monsters like Ampatuan in Dinagat. They too play traditional politics.

      • Reign

        :progressive leader” kaya pala sinuportahan ninyo ang two-tirred wage system na magpapababa sa mababa ng sahod ng mga manggagawa dahil progresibo sila? joke ba to?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

    Nakakabwisit ang news na eto

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHTWUXKL5GQ66NGG73Z6EIMYZI june

    why channel the pork barrel to unelected representative instead of giving ti directly to the provincial government (dinagat has a single legislative district) which can properly appropriate the same for projects that would benefit the entire province and not just serve as the political kitty of rep bag-ao

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6QJARLZX5MBZ5XVVGTNXBSHOI Noelito

      There is something called IRA or Internal Revenue Allotment given to the LGU, which is mandated by Law (RA 7160) of Dinagat. The IRA and the pork are two different sources of funds for the Dinagat Islands. Since Kaka is a party list rep, she receives pork. The LGU of Dinagat, on the other hand, has its own allotted IRA from the GAA (General Appropriations Act) and channeled through by the DBM. So technically, you cannot channel pork directly to the LGU, because the LGU has its own allotment of funds. The problem here is that Rep. Kaka has her own pork, and as caretaker, she should have her pork abolished.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHTWUXKL5GQ66NGG73Z6EIMYZI june

        noted. i stand corrected.  but definitely something stinks in the questionable release of pork barrel to a party list rep and a candidate.  it may may legally defensible but morally obscense

  • kilabot

    kaka and pork are interchangeable. 
    thus, dinagat island received 2 porks: in a barrel and in kaka; 
    that’s what’s wrong, double allocation.

    • Guest

      Siyempre may katkong diyan si Budget Sec. Butch Abad and Sec. Mar Roxas,
      yan ang mga padrino ni Rep. Bag-ao.

  • disqusted0fu

    Would you look at that. There are some Congressmen who until now have not been given their pork barrels and have been complaining about it for the longest time, specifically the well known oppositions. But when it comes to allies of the administration, pork gets released as easy as that. The perks of being an administration ally! It comes much in handy especially now that the elections are near. P140M could help a lot in securing a position in the government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adonis.abril.77 Adonis Abril

    A clear vindication for Rigoberto Tiglao

  • Your_King

    Aquino’s bias and selective justice system continues. Any wrong doing of his KKK crew gets covered-up and faces no consequence and repercussion. Whereas, if you merely disagree with his party you get punished and attacked. Zambales Rep. is yet to receive her PDAF for her area just for being opposition yet threw a sneaky way Aquino supporters can get theirs. Double standard, bias, shady etc…etc…etc…

    • Guest

      Of course, may porsiyento si Sec. Mar Roxas sa pork barrel ni Dinagat Island caretaker, Rep. Arlene Bag-ao. How much, yan ang tanong.

  • piskay

    basta kakampi OK!lahat na pabor sa kanila

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

    hah,

  • piskay

    basta kalaban;lahat na malas sa kanila

  • Hatutubo

    Grabe puro Akbayan na lang ang makikita sa Aquino administration. Nakakasuya na ha. Ba’t ganoon?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TRRYTNXSQ74Y23JDN4ANN7HQZU kevin

    kailangan ng presidente ang kaalyado s kanyang administration pra mapadali ang pgpapatupad ng kanyang mga proyekto at mga pagbabgo s goberyerno.

  • Guest

    Hindi kaya si Congresswoman Bag-ao ang maging bagong leader ng kultong binuno ni Ruben Ecleo Jr? nagtatanong lang po.

    • boybakal

      Ang Kulto mga payat ang lider, ito si Bag-ao, Tambok Kayo.
      Pwede rin Kulto ng mga Lechon.
      Dapat si Bag-ao party list ng mga Litson, marginalized yon mga baboy, hindi yon maglilitson gaya ni Mang Tomas.

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

        Ipalit na lang ang pangalan sa Baa-og Party List.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

      Ang bumuo sa PBMA ay si Ruben Ecleo Sr. Ang makakasunod lang sa Master ay may directang dugo at nakapangalan sa “Ruben”, kaya ng mamatay si Master Sr dahil sa stroke, ipinasa kay Ruben Jr., pagnamatay si Ruben Jr. kay Ruben III mapunta ang titulong “Master”, hindi puedeng ipasa sa mga babae kayay nag-aaway sila. .

  • basyong

    everything is wrong in appointing another akbayan.wala ng prinsipyo ang partidong eto.armed struggle to help the poor e naging tuwad na daan na rin.nakuha na sa lagay lagayan at pwesto pwesto lang.mas mainam buwagin na ang partido at palitan ng pangalan para walang kinalaman sa mga adhikain ng dating partidong laban sa mga mayayaman at hasenderong nagpapahirap ng bayan.

  • simonibarra27

    PURGE!!!

  • boybakal

    This is ridiculous….as always Akbayan always appointed.
    How about the Akyatbahay, they are marginalized, they need representation too.
    We wan to know, why they always AkyatBahay.
    They should be appointed or represented…they are the most marginalized sector of our society, they go up without ladder, a danger profession.
    As they say….give other a chance.

  • Almighty Creator

    actually understandable ang pagiging caretaker ni Kaka kasi Ecleo and Kaka has one thing in common, pareho silang leader ng mga kulto. Yung Akbayan para nang kulto, iniwanan na ang mga prinsipyo sa kalsada para sumiksik sa pundilyo ni Noynoy. Mga pagamit. Para kayong karinderyang bukas sa lahat ng gustong kumain. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    there are lots of way to use lard, aside from being an alternative lubricant if you ran out of astroglide, it can also be used to win in an election.

  • Reign

    Hahaha! double standard talga ang KAKANGina! Noong panahon ni lolong na GMA AYAW na AYAW ng AKBAYAD sa GANITONG SISTEMA para mas eksakto– patronage politics tapos nong nKINABANG na sila, pinagtatanggol na. Hahahaha! PERA PERA lang pala grupo ninyo e. Marginalized nga kayo. lol

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Kaya nga Akbayan ang grupo nila kasi ka-akbay nila si pnoy sa lahat ng oras at hindi ang mga mahihirap dahil sila mismo mga rep. ay hindi mahirap!

  • abner

    eh LIBERAL PARTY EH….. anu??? me reklamo kayo???? ako ang batas….yan ang tinatayuang prinsipyo ngayon ng panot na presidente.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    How about those districts whose congressmen are not from the Liberal Party? Who will take care of the welfare of the people in their district? It’s rather a crazy political culture this party is pursuing and practicing.

    • FORTHE GOOD

      Is there any other district whose congressman is wanted and on the run?

      • popeyee

        No, those districts where PORK barrel are being hold due to the reason their reps are non-LP/KKK…

  • Rolly257

    Unang pinili para maging caretaker si Gloria, umayaw. Si Imelda tumanggi din. 

    Si Mitos inalok din, pero ayaw ni Binay.

  • Rolly257

    Makapag comment pa kaya ako ng laban sa isang pulitiko kapag sinang-ayunan ng Korte Suprema ang Cybercrime Law?

    Repeal the Cybercrime Law (RA 10175)

  • regd

    Whats wrong? Because they are WORTHLESS!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    Mabuti napunta kay Kaka kaysa mga Ecleo, caretaker lang yan si Kaka hangang June 30, 2013 lang. Hindi naman yan mananalo sa eleksyon dahil Ecleo Country yan. Ang mananalo dyan ay may dugong Ecleo, sila-sila mismo mga magkamag-anak ang nag-aaway sa puwesto. Factionalize d’yan, may original loyalist (matatanda na), may loyal kay Master Ruben Jr., may loyal kay mommy Glenda, may loyal kay Geraldine, may progressive block at may loyal kay Esik (kapatid ni Ruben, Sr.). . Dalawang beses nang nagpatayan ang mga followers nila at pag namatay si mommy Glen, babaha ang dugo sa Isla dahil sa agawan sa control sa PBMA. Ang susunod na Master d’yan ay si Ruben III.   

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Kaka Bag-ao vs the fugitive corrupt cult leader-congressman who murdered his own wife.

  • LucianoChing

    When it rains,it pours…Rep.Bag-ao is a beneficiary of this saying….Two pork barrels to dispense with at the same time. This phenomenon never happened during the Arroyo regime,no matter how corrupt one describes her reign.At least corruption then was done in hiding…Here,harap-harapang 
    pagkagarapal ang nangyayari.

    Don’t know if Pnoy is aware that his partymates are taking advantage of his popular rating…..
    to think that even water wells dry up!!!!

  • piskay

    kaso KKK na naman yan,pareha lang yata yan kay ecleo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    what is wrong with akbayan rep ?  it is obvoius that they are no longer marginalized, almost all of them have a juicy positions in the administration of Pnoy. they are leftist group that are at the inner circle of Pnoy. During the last regime they are active and vocal against corruptions and the pork barrels. now they are silent about the present rampant corruptions,rice,sugar, chop chop smuggling. why ?



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