THE law of averages is finally catching up on Vice President Jejomar Binay.
After allegedly painstakingly building for several years layers after layers of alleged dummies to hide his alleged vast network of assets and wealth, while evading allegations of corruption against him, he suddenly hit a huge stonewall that pinned him down thus depriving him of even a Chinaman’s chance of getting up.
This after the Court of Appeals (CA) allowed the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to freeze more than 200 bank accounts related to him worth a total of P11 billion including the P600 million under his accounts.
VP Binay might have forgotten it, but it was clearly stated in the Bible, “there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be brought out into the open”.
Now everything is coming into the open and he has become fair game…
BILLIONS and billions in profits is all that matters. This seems to be the main and only motivating factor for the continued existence of Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), the country's largest telecommunications firm as it announced its plan to lay off hundreds of employees this year.
The plan was another clear manifestation of how harsh and inconsiderate business tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan is, and that commitment and loyalty are not his cups of tea.
He is willing to sacrifice the lives and livelihood of his employees many of whom have been working for PLDT for more than 25 years just to ensure that his company would make windfalls in the tens of billions of pesos year after year.
TOTAL SHOCK AND SURPRISE
In an interview, one of the employees who identified herself only as Beng and requested that her full name be not published for fear…
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas is all dressed up for the 2016 presidential derby. But this early, political pundits express fears that Sec. Mar may loss support of half of Malacanang’s powers to win a presidential race.
This will be a repeat of 2010, Sec Mar being a victim of sabotaging and hijacking by the very people he relied upon to make him win the vice presidency. The Poe-Escudero tandem being floated in the national media is one clear signal that the Balai and Samar groups in Malacanang will go separate ways in the 2016 presidential race.
These two major groupings inside Malacanang will go separate routes in the next election out of fear. There are reasons to believe that the Samar group is dead frightened of a win by Roxas, afraid of what Mar can do to expose their corrupt ways.
Who’s afraid of Chinese invasion?
From the looks of things, the Americans are more afraid of Chinese invasion in the Philippines than the Filipinos themselves. This is better understood by the anemic fury expressed by the government – even when Filipino fishermen were shot with water cannons and shooed away from the traditional fishing grounds of our locals.
Why this is so is better explained by the fact that the Philippines had been invaded by China centuries before the Americans stepped into our land.
The latest incursions are not bullying but initial steps before China formally annexes our country and claim it as part of their territory.
How did the invasion of the Philippines happen? Long before the Spaniards “discovered” the Philippines, we were already trading with Chinese merchants even before the Spaniards said their first Mass at Limasawa Island in Leyte.