Friday, May 1, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso

Mary Jane Veloso in jail for 5 years, unattended by PNoy. PNoy did a cramming to prevent further decline of his reputation.

Limang taon nang nakakulong yan si Mary Jane veloso at hindi inaasikaso ni PNoy Administration. Bumawi na lang si PNoy sa iba pang mga nakakulong na Pilipino OFWs sa ibang bansa. Kung sincere siya, ang dami iyang opportunity para tumulong sa dami nyang mga distressed OFWs, kung talagang sincere siya.

Five years na yan nakakulong si Mary Jane Veloso, tamad ang PNoy Administration sa pagtulong sa mga OCWs in legal distress. Kundi dahil sa pressure ng Indonesian President, hindi kikilos ang tamad na DFA at NBI ng PNoy Administration para mahuli ang totoong salarin. Mary Jane and we Filipinos in general are blessed with a good Indonesian President.

Magpasalamat sa Presidente? Well, I think The citizens have no obligation to thank the service of any government employee (including the President) whose salary they paid for. The citizens may thank an extra special service, and definitely the Veloso case is not an extra service by the President but rather a free-rider on the effort of the citizens to save Veloso. The only extra effort I see in this issue is a clear attempt by the President's mass media managers to cover the President's indolent ass. So, my question to the President is, how many Veloso-like cases you have in your inventory all over the world that is just sitting there for you to harvest when you need something to jerk up your popularity?

Malaysian ang recruiter nyan at ang naglagay ng drugs sa bag nya. Yang Malaysia-Aquino Mobsters na yan, hindi lang MILF, NPA, ASG, JI ang hawak nyan. Hawak din nila ang drug trade sa Pilipinas (Malaysian yang druglord sa loob ng bilanguan), massage-escort-prostitution and blackmail ring, multilevel marketing pyramiding scams (Google search nyo about Manuel Amalilio, 15billion pesos nakulimbat nun pinatakas ng PNoy administration), blackmarket trading of petroleum, Bangsamoro Peace Process scam (si Iqbal Malaysian yan), and human trafficking. Lahat yan ginagawa nila para panatilihing mahirap ang Pilipinas at madali nilang i-colonize at idagdag sa Sabah na kanila nang naagaw. Ingat lagi kasi mga Malaysian spies na yan, kahit alyas lang ang dalang pangalan, ay madali lang nakakakuha ng passport sa PH DFA dahil Aquino Aministration naka-upo eh. Mga Pilipinong MILF, NPA, ASG, JI na namamatay sa armed conflict ay nililibing na lang na walang death certificate record sa NSO kasi ginagamit ng mga Malaysians ang birth certificate para makakuha ng PH Passport yang mga Malaysian intruders na yan.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Incompetence and Psychological inconsistency Explain PNoy's Blaming on Napenas

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Q: Sir John, PNoy recently blamed SAF General Napenas for "lying" to him in reporting information about the Mamasapano operation. What can you say about this? Is he excused? What was his mistake? What is your recommendation?

A: It is an admission that: (1) he [PNoy] has direct hands-on involvement as the highest authority in managing the decisions on the operation, (2) he [PNoy] lacks the necessary inquisitiveness and fell short of competency in validating information reported directly by his operations officer, (3) he [PNoy] does not take responsibility over failure of operations despite being a direct management participant of it. Admission of INCOMPETENCE will not excuse him [PNoy] of command responsibility.

His mistake was he gave a political decision over a tactical situation. He had in his hands the authority, power, resources and sufficient time to save the lives of the SAF who are in life-and-death situation, but he choose to sacrifice their lives for his personal ambition to get a nomination for Nobel Peace Prize that Teresita Deles lured him on.

The president has multiple functions and he has to make the best decision in any given circumstance. As president, he is the highest political decision-maker as well as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. In this case at hand, he demonstrated incompetence and lack of responsibility as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and this puts ALL OF OUR LIVES at imminent risk. The Philippine Society, as a whole, should find a way to make him resign. This is a life-and-death situation. Buhay natin at tayo lahat ang at-risk dito habang patuloy yan na naka-upo as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

Tingnan nyo rin yung aspect ng PSYCHOLOGICAL INCONSISTENCY ni PNoy. Given two similar situation, did the person responded consistently? In Zamboanga Siege of Sept 2013 (which the MNLF denies participation) PNoy was provoking the MNLF peace process by ordering three battalions of his armed forces to create havoc for almost one month which destroyed the homes of some 100,000 indigenous peoples minority Badjaos in Mariki and Rio Hondo, in response to an alleged MNLF shooting of one navy man. In this Mamasapano incident of January 2015, his 44 peacekeepers were slaughtered by the MILF yet he is withholding military response using the peace process as an excuse. So, given two situations, he behaved differently -- obviously meron siyang psychological inconsistency.

Nevertheless, whether he will resign or not, he has to be charged of TREASON, baka kasi sumusunod lang siya sa utos ng Malaysia. He may use insanity as a legal defense and we will be lenient. We will consider the facts of his psychological inconsistencies. We will gladly accept insanity as a plea bargain because it's long been established already with complete medical record. (John R. Petalcorin, MNLF Director for Communications, Admin of OneMNLF page in FB, 10 March 2015)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Politicians SALN must include guns owned

Gun ownership must be registered the same way as other assets such as real estate and car. So we must put in place a Registry of Deeds for guns. The gun owned must also be declared in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SAL) of government officials and politicians. Many politicians have private armies, and they own a lot of guns -- politicians should declare their guns in their SAL. (Excerpt from MNLF Gun Control Policy)

Monday, September 29, 2014

China's current indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea

There is no sovereign international body that adjudicates the assignment of sovereignty. Sovereignty means current and actual military power over a particular territory; and through time (centuries and period of civilizations) it passes from one nation to another depending on the tide of superiority of military might. Wu Shicun is stating a solid fact that at present, China has indisputable sovereignty over the waters within the nine dash line. PH, VM, and MY remain in fact the indisputable challengers.

This is my comment in Disqus on the article titled "China expert expects better ties with PH after 2016" (Inquirer, 29 Sept 2014)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On the trend of killing journalists

In the international scene, weeks ago, the ISIS in Syria executed journalist James Foley, and now Steven Scotloff, and another Briton will follow. Way back in 2009 Philippines, we've that 37 journalists were among those killed in the infamous Maguindanao massacre. This pattern of media killings will continue as long as one-sided propagandists pose cover as journalists. Nowadays, warring groups monitor the mainstream publications and keep a good record of the list of names of journalists who are playing role as propagandists of their opponents. Any side (government or rebel side) have their respective red-list of journalists. When the journalist becomes a captive, the captors will simply check the list. If the journalist is in the list -- autoexecute. It has also become a pattern that governments are assassinating journalists who provide balanced news, thinking that they work for the rebels. I believe that killing non-combatants is wrong, but the chances of getting killed as informant, propagandist, and one-sided journalist is part of occupation hazard. In order to reverse the pattern of media killings, the media industry should cleanse its ranks and retrain their members on the value of balanced reporting and how it affects their journalists' security in armed conflict zone.

Monday, August 19, 2013

My position on the Pork Barrel issue and Napoles


QUESTION: Sir John, you are supporting Pork Barrel. Why?

ANSWER: I am supporting pork barrel because it is one way a national legislator (Congressman and Senator) can directly dictate the executive branch to fund projects that are urgently needed by their constituents. Pork barrel is a VERY SMALL fraction of the overall government budget. If you remove the pork barrel, the executive branch will have a monopoly over the funds.

Whether the expense item is a pork barrel or not, it passes through the Department of Budget Management (DBM), the Procurement, Bids, and Awards Committee (PBAC) of the Department, and Commission on Audit (COA) of the executive branch. The Congressman and Senator are only endorsers of the projects. It is still the executive branch who approves and implements the projects. So if there is an anomaly, such as issuance of government checks to ghost NGOs, it is the functional lapse and corruption in the Executive Branch, and you must nail down the in-house COA of the Department.

What I want is to restrict the Pork Barrel. It should only be spent on Concrete Infrastructure such as classrooms, roads, bridges, and sidewalks because these projects can be evaluated at post-implementation stage. Pork barrel should not be allocated for Consumables because consumables cannot be evaluated at post-implementation, meaning, these consumables disappear after it is given to the recipients. Consumables include relief foods, medicines and clothing during calamities, dole-out cash and goods to the poor, condoms as pushed by RH Bill proponents, and livelihood capital.

So if you see an NGO office disappears after it is used as distributor of a Pork Barrel relief goods or livelihood funds, it is just NORMAL. Why would it continue to maintain the NGO office if it's function to distribute relief goods is over?

I have worked for a Senator and a Congressman in the past. I have worked in NEDA and have completed all academic subjects in Masters of Public Management. I know how pork barrel works. I know where the corruptions point is and I will tell you now.

Example, extremely impoverished constituents (200 families) approach their Congressman to request for water flexible hose from the main reservoir to their isolated community so they can taste potable water. The Congressman writes a letter to the Local Water Utilities Administration (LUWA under the Executive Branch) and requests that P10 million worth of hose be allocated to this particular constituents, with special note that the P10M be charged to the PDAF (Pork Barrel) of the endorsing Congressman. LUWA then sends a letter to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to make funds available for the project. It takes FOREVER for DBM to issue certificate of availability of funds so you have to follow it up very often. DBM's usual excuse is they are already overwhelmed with workload and they get away with it everytime. DBM is the choke point (our DBM now is Butch Abad).

There are persons who are PROFESSIONALS in making follow up in DBM and one of them is NAPOLES. People like NAPOLES make a living in making follow-up in DBM, in completing the required documents of the project, and they earn percentage commission. They collect their commission from the service provider or project undertaker such as the engineering firm who won the bid to install the water pipes. The commission is big, to a tune of 40% because NAPOLES has to pay grease money to DBM and of course pay gratuity pay under the table to the Congressman, to the LUWA Administrator, and of course to Commission of Audit (COA). Not all Congressmen receives gratuity gifts, only the ones who believe that there is nothing wrong in receiving gratuity gifts. So, only 60% of the money is actually spent on the project, the 40% gets divided between the professional fixer (like Napoles), the DBM, the LUWA, the COA, and the Congressman. The administrators of DBM and LUWA are appointed by the President -- it is their secret duty to share heir loot to the President or else they will be replaced by the Presidential Management Staff (PMS). When PNoy administrator started, Butch Abad is chief of DBM and his daughter Julia is chief of PMS -- now you see the connection. If you work as security guard on the entrance door of DBM, you will personally know all professional fixers, and Napoles is just one of the many. If you do the work of Napoles, you must have good PR (pang regalo). Napoles' work is called a BROKER, it is LEGAL, it is a career, it is part of the entire system, it is risky especially when there is change of administration because new administrators would always want their own relatives and friends to be the fixers in their offices. I don't know why Napoles becomes the center of public fury in this Pork Barrel issue.

In any government business process, if it is slow, professional fixers would always come in. Most of these fixers are fronts of the government officials who are slow in rendering the service.

There is a doctrine in wealth investment management that you should never put your money in one basket in order to reduce the risk. Legislative Pork Barrel is a very small fraction of the entire government fund and its discretion on project identification is allocated to 250 legislators (Senators and Congressman). So if you have 50 corrupt legislator who receives gratuity gifts (commission or kick back) for the projects they endorsed for funding, you only have 20% corruption rate. If you remove the Legislative Pork Barrel and put your money entirely in the discretionary fund of the President, you are risking 100% of your fund if the President is corrupt.

Pork barrel is also a good equalizer. It is a mechanism wherein people can avail of funds for their projects through their district representatives.

PLUG: The Philippine National Government would always make the size of the entire government and the size of population as an excuse of their inefficiency and futility. That's why we, MNLF, are here, and we want to separate from Philippines and establish Bnagsamoro Land (Mindanao, Sulu, Palawan, Sabah) and a separate nation. I believe that a Bangsamoro Nation with 25 million population can serve its citizens more effectively compared to the Philippine Government that is already overwhelmed with 100 million citizens.

PORK BARREL is not good as it is now because it is just being used as the President's "treat" (cash, cars, and even sex) for the DBM and legislators who support his agenda. It is also unfair to concentrate the finger pointing to a small-time DBM fixer (like Napoles) because the people who really get the big shares of the kickback are those in DBM, the Departments who administer the bidding, resident COA staff in the Department, and the Legislator who endorses the project. Napoles is just a bagman, kickback negotiator, secret keeper, pimp, keeper of ill-gotten asset, and thereby front of the real crocodiles.

You might wonder why Napoles has so many luxurious cars and houses all over the world -- it is because she keeps these for the personal and confidential use of corrupt people in government whom she works for. Try checking the owner of the mansions, party house, private planes, helicopters, luxury cars, fueling stations, and even prostitution clubs that is being used by the politician -- they are all well hidden under the name of some corporations (like the corporation owned by Napoles) to avoid getting caught by lifestyle investigators. You can dig into it, but when you get to the point of knowing the broker of the real estate acquisition, STOP, because you will be facing an unsolvable mystery.

PORK BARREL is good in principle because it is an effective equalizer, provided it is regulated by a legislation that is guided by the principles of fairness, equality, and accountability; and its should be made mandatory for legislators to entertain and endorse worthwhile projects initiated by their constituents.

By the way, have you read the standard PDAF endorsement letter of a Senator or Congressman? It always says, "I am pleased to endorse Project X for funding under PDAF, subject to availability of funds and usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations".

QUESTION: Sir John, why is Sen Ping Lacson chosen as lead investigator for PDAF?

ANSWER: By professional background, he was a police investigator. He has no conflict of interest because he never used his PDAF when he was Senator. Most of all, he understands how it is like to be a fugitive of the law.


Si Fidel Ramos ang pinaka-unang nagpa-uso ng Pork Barrel. Ginamit niya etong pang incentive sa mga Legislators na susuporta sa mga Legislative Bills na pinu-push niya via Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).

SA PANAHON NI ERAP merong Pork Barrel, pero restricted, ang pwede lang ay concrete infrastructure project sa rural areas where most of the poor lives. Mahigpit si DBM chief Benjamin Diokno at NEDA chief Philip Medalla noon, hindi pwede yang mga projects na waiting shed, maraming galit na corrupt na politicians. Kaya ayan, tingnan mo, pinagka-isahan nila si Erap, tanggal in 18 months. Diba kasama kayo sa pagpapa-alis kay Erap?

Simula kay Gloria hanggang ngayon kay PNoy, ang Pork ay ginagastos sa consumables, halos lahat post calamity dole outs (at malapit na eto gagastusin pang-bili ng condoms via RH Bill), walang trace kung papano ginamit, walang concrete na infra kang makikita. Binoto nyo si Gloria at si PNoy diba?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Filipino, the inferior race

Filipinos - an inferior and corrupted race that is purely intended to be employees who will work for companies owned by foreigners, rely on foreign investments, and the rest work as household slaves in the modern era. This is the legacy of our elders.