Spread it like wild fire

In an attempt to spread this via internet and preserve the information contained in these comments, I copied and pasted these on my blog. The government may find a way of silencing those who blew the whistle via internet. 

You can read everything from this blog: http://momandpopmoments.com/2013/08/16/pork-barrel-scam-every-filipinos-concern/

This one is a good read, too : http://dulzspeaks.blogspot.com/2013/08/anonymous-speaks-pork-barrel-scam.html

Anonymous says:
Janet Lim Napoles has strong ties before with the late Emilia Boncodin, DBM Secretary. Emilia is the one that keep Janet in the loop whenever a budget or SARO is approved and to which senator or congressman.

Gringo Honasan is a dear friend of Janet’s husband, Jimmy Napoles. I was surprised when I read somewhere online when Honasan was interviewed and he said that he doesnt know the Napoles family.

During the coup in Cory’s time, Jimmy napoles was driving a tank on the way to camp crame when he’s tank was hit by a mortar.Jimmy is operating the .50 caliber machine gun and the soldier driving the tank died during the blast. Jimmy survived and was jailed along with Honasan. If you can get clear photos of Jimmy Napoles online, you will see that part of his face and his arms show burn marks.

Their wealth started to build up during the late 90′s when they engaged themselves with mayors based in zamboanga to use them as a front for a Foundation that will implement projects or deliver farm materials. With connections at COA, they were able to arrange “completed projects” without delivering anything. They established JLN group of companies sometime in 2000 and they moved to their new office from AFPOVAI to Discovery Suites on the 25th floor.

Soon enough, they were able to develop deep connections with more legislators in congress and numerous senators. What JLN Group Of Companies do and their sub-companie, Jo-Chris Trading (named after their eldest child, Jo-Christine “Neneng” Napoles) – they use their foundations as the implementing agency for the funds of congressmen or senators. You see, congressmen and senators have budget, PDAF or the “pork barrel”, but these politicians do not have direct access to their funds and they can never touch it. So what they do is the politicians will create a project (common one is “fertilizer distribution” to farmers) and will ask DBM to set the budget. Then, there will be a public bidding to be held by DAR. The outcome of the bidding is already fixed and it’s Napoles foundation wins. The fund or SARO will be released through Janet’s foundation and the congressmen/senators will ask 70% of the whole amount. So if the project is 10M, Janet will give 70% of that. Usually Janet’s nephew, John Francisco Lim is the courier of the money, they will meet at Podium or at a parking lot. The money are stored in plastic bags or paper bags.

So, whatever is left from the budget, 30% goes to Janet. They usually cash-in the cheque they get from DBM at Landbank in Greenhills and the manager there is part of Janet’s payroll. Janet also need to pay the inspectors from COA and whoever is involved in DAR.

This is their workflow.This is what they do for more than a decade. This is how the senators and congressmen make money. This is why theses politicians have so much and working class filipinos almost have nothing. This is not only Janet’s fault. The greediness of the senators and congressmen are the driving point that keeps this system operating. It is also amazing that if Janet’s family and her company goes into trial, the people who will try them – judges, senators, congressmen, are also part of this. I fear for the life of Benhur and Merlina as whistleblowers. Soon enough they will die. The people of the philippines should protect them. NBI or the witness protection program cannot do anything about it. Because they are keeping the whistleblowers alive for their own use only. Once Janet give payments to the NBI and once Revilla, Honasan, Arroyo, Pichay, Ducut, Pineda, Lim, Estrada, Soto, Lapid, and almost all the congressmen who were in post for the past decade, step in – there’s nothing benhur or merlina can do. They are as good as dead by now.

Please post this on your social media and share it to the world. It is time to stop this madness and remove the pork barrel and protect benhur and merlina. 

A Person's Worth

This is a practice essay for my IELTS exam. Cramming for it. I think I got a week to prepare. I'm not even sure if I'm doing this essay right. *_*

Topic: A person's worth nowadays seem to be judged according to social status and material possessions. Old-fashioned values, such as honor, kindness and trust,no longer seem important. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Nowadays, the world seems to judge a person by the price of her leather bag and her facebook friends. While I do not think that this is right, it cannot be denied that it is today's reality.

This sad reality can be seen in almost all areas of life. Back during my university years, the most popular ones in school are those rich ones with shiny cars. Professors seem to know them while the geeky ones remain unnoticed in a corner. They also tend to have more "friends"around them and their lives seem a lot cooler. When it comes to relationships, those who have more money and are more popular also get the ''best'' ones. Rich and popular boys get the hottest girls, for instance. After school, when everyone gets into the real world out of school, the bias never changes. You seldom get promoted for being honorable and kind. This is almost always the case here in the Philippines.Promotion is linked with popularity and whom you know at the top.

When you look at a person and you see the price of their cellphones or how popular they are, I don't think you are really seeing who they are. You see what they are but you are blind as to who they are as a person. They have shiny cars but are they even good persons? They seem to have a lot of friends around them but are they a  friend to these people? Relationship-wise, even though these rich people seem to get the best-looking ones, is the relationship itself genuine? Because people tend to value the finer things in life, they overlook the things that should really matter when choosing a partner in life.

Today's world puts more worth on a diamond ring than that of a hand-written card,the same way it favors the rich more than an honest man. It is a sad reality, however, I believe that looking at these things alone will not lead to happiness and good relations. Knowing this, even though it is hard to ignore that shiny necklace around a person's neck, I try my best to never judge a book by its price and cover.

To put yourself in his shoes, unlace yours.


An intelligent leader but with a questionable character or an averagely smart leader with genuinely good intentions?

I would rather have the latter... The leader with a questionable character may use his intelligence to make a fool out of us all. Remember that he is intelligent, cunning and may use his gift to hide his wrongdoings. Remember Marcos?

A leader who is not as intelligent but who ge
nuinely wants to serve the people is more reliable. Why? Because intelligence is not everything. As the famous tagalog quote goes: "Pag ayaw maraming dahilan, pag-gusto maraming paraan." If a change for the better is truly what the leader wants, no matter what, he will find a way to make it happen even if it will take years...

And if unfortunately he gets tempted to do something wrong and illegal then he won't be able to 'outsmart' everyone. :)

Thought about this after listening to the SONA with a chorus of negative comments on the background. Everyone is free to give their own thoughts on the matter but I think we should also be a little more considerate to this nation's leader. His progress may have disappointed you, you may say you haven't really felt the progress he was talking about or it's all too slow but remind yourself that a decade of wrongdoings cannot be undone in a single term. I don't even think this president can solve the country's problem during his term but I think it is a good sign that he made an effort to do so and did the right steps towards a better governance.

Have you tried being a leader to a diverse group of people? In school? In your workplace? Have you tried having a groupmate who was very difficult to deal with because he is always opposed to everyone's opinion but fails to contribute his own? Being a president is a hundred times more difficult than that. Imagine dealing with hundred thousands of difficult people, mostly naysayers. If you cannot imagine that then you really haven't tried being a leader. Try being one now in your school or your workplace and you'll see what I mean. :)

God doesn't mind a couple of questions here and there,right?

My boyfriend made me read these bible verses earlier and I can't stop thinking about them.I have questions and I need answers.

1 Peter 3: 8-12

Suffering for Doing Good
 8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,
   “Whoever would love life
   and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
   and their lips from deceitful speech.
11 They must turn from evil and do good;
   they must seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
   and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

and here are my questions:
  • If evil was to be repaid with blessing, why did God have to drown those sinful people during Noah's time?
  • Why did He have to destroy that sinful city called Sodom?
  • There were so many people who had done wrong in the Bible stories.Sins were like curses passed on from generation to generation and those who committed them were punished by God;however, I've also read that forgiveness should be continuous and as quoted from the Bible,should be done ''seventy-seven times''. So why were Adam and Eve punished right away? Why weren't they given a second chance?
I know my questions seem to take the Bible stories literally but they just seem that way. I know that it's better that I look at them in a figurative manner but that point of view is also screwing my head up. What were the original authors of the Bible trying to tell us through these stories? Are some ideas really conflicting like how I perceived them to be or is it me who is just too slow to keep up with my fellow Catholics? I asked those questions to my partner but he has no answers too. He told me to ask a priest or a minister. 

 To the Catholic someone who is reading this now, don't get me wrong. Don't attack me with daggers right away. I'm not being a heretic here just because I have questions with regards to our Bible. I don't think God minds a couple of questions here and there. I believe that's one of the freebies of having freewill. 

Don't You Dare!