“Lawmakers cannot steal unless Budget Secretaries approved the theft.” It’s Abad’s job, after all, to verify and sometimes identify the Non-Government Organizations that should receive the pork-barrel funds that Napoles and her crew so rapaciously raided.
And if this kind of theft has been going on for so long, it’s only because the President knew about, and permitted it. This way Congress would do what he demands of them. In other words, the buck stops with Aquino because it was he who opened the public purse strings to Napoles.
And Aquino, during his stint in both Houses, should know the drill. As Teddy Boy Locsin said, former President Gloria Arroyo even had to invent a title for him in Congress (Deputy Speaker for Central Luzon) to justify Aquino’s receipt of an additional P500 million a year in pork after he already got P1 billion annually during Joseph Estrada’s term.
Of course, up until now, if you still believe that Aquino didn’t have anything to do with Napoles, then you’re either just plain ignorant, or haven’t been paying attention. Why else would Aquino take such a personal interest in Napoles from the time of her “surrender” in Malacañang if he—and his Malacañang minions made up of Abad, Ochoa, Ahorro—wasn’t neck-deep in pork himself?
Time for the Justice System to STOP the Senate from playing Attorney, by wasting their time (and the peoples money) with Mrs. Napoles. Ben Hur, and the rest of the pointless whistle-blowers. Everyone knows the Coconut and nearly every other political figure within the Philippine government took their share of the Pork funds.
Grow some balls and just arrest the Sons-of-Bitches, and put each and every one of them, male or female, on trial, so the entire world can see, once and for all, just how fucked up the country has become since the 1986 EDSA1 disaster that was supposed to have restored some level of Democracy.