GUEST EDITORIAL: JANET LIM NAPOLES, A LIVING SAINT?

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 By Roger Balanza

(This article originally appeared on http://durianburgdavao.wordpress.com. It is being reprinted here with permission)

Some time ago, pork scam queen Janet Napoles said there was a name that should not be in her Napolist of lawmakers who earned kickbacks from her PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund, or pork barrel) racket.

This was before she submitted to the Senate blue ribbon committee a sworn affidavit naming twenty senators and more than 100 congressmen.

An investigation is still ongoing in the thievery of public money involving P10 billion over a span of more than two decades.

We would not be surprised if at the end of the day the investigation would turn up with a list a mile longer than the Napolist of Napoles.

It would not shock us either if Janet would also backtrack from the sworn affidavit she submitted to the Senate where she named only 20 senators and just over a hundred congressmen.

So one of these days, we might hear Napoles saying this: “Ayyyy! Mali!! Hindi pala beinte lang yong mga senadores. Lahat pala. Ayyy! Mali!!! Hindi pala sandaan lang yong mga kongresman. Lahat pala sila! “(Ooops! My bad! It’s not only twenty senators. Rather, all of them! Ooops! My bad again! It’s not only 100 congressmen. Rather, all of them!)

Janet Napoles has been crucified over PDAF to the point that she has become a celebrity that even that thing between her legs is subjected to a lot of speculation.

But the Filipinos should thank the woman despite her sins. Without her, the massive plunder of the public coffer by no less than the highest officials of the land could not have been unearthed.

We believe that Napoles is not about Murphy’s law that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

We are tempted to think that the devil himself — shamed by the greed of gargantuan proportions above and over the limits of satanic depravity – sent Janet from hell to stop the plunder.

We are also inclined to believe Senator Miriam Santiago who said that the hand of God played in the filing at the Sandiganbayan of plunder raps over PDAF against senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla.

But we also think God did more than that. We believe that it was God who sent down Napoles to earth to save the Pinoys from plundering, rapacious crocodiles.

Napoles’ bombshells unearthed the biggest scandal in the country involving massive thievery by government officials that spanned nearly two decades!

The impact of her revelations made the Pinoys aware of the thievery, led to drastic changes on how the government should protect public money and sowed fear on crooks in both the government and private sectors who are planning future robberies.

Just imagine the billions of pesos that could now be protected from corrupt officials because of Napoles.

She had done what all the anti-graft bodies had not done all these years.

She should be a saint to Pinoys.

So how about calling the woman Santa Janet?

She can be the patron saint of whistleblowers.

 

 

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POLL: WHICH ACTRESS SHOULD PLAY JANET NAPOLES IN UPCOMING FILM?

L-R: Ai-Ai, Beverly, Kris
L-R: Ai-Ai, Beverly, Kris

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Sampaguita Pictures, the leading film production company in the Philippines, has just announced that it will soon start filming “The Janet Lim-Napoles Story,” based on the true-to-life story of the businesswoman-socialite who is at the center of the biggest fund scandal the country has ever seen – the 10 Billion pork barrel scam which has implicated the who’s who in Philippine politics. The film company has narrowed down its choices for the actress who will play the title role:

  • Ai-Ai de las Alas
  • Beverly Salviejo
  • Kris Aquino

Sampaguita Pictures has sought the help of The Adobo Chronicles to make a final decision on which of the three famous and talented actresses will play the much-coveted role. So, we are asking our readers to participate in this all-important poll:

ERIC CANTOR WANTS VIRGINIA PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS VOIDED

cantor-1a_1317760740Richmond, Virginia (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was the most devastating primary loss and upset in recent memory when Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost the election primary in the 7th District of Virginia to Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat.  The news sent shock waves to the nation’s capital as well as to Republicans all over the country.

This morning, in a desperate attempt to save his political career, Cantor asked the Virginia State Board of Elections to nullify the primary results in which he lost the contest to Brat by about 36,000 votes. In filing his petition, Cantor said that last night’s election results do not truly reflect the will of the people, citing that in 2012, he won the general election with more than 220,000 votes.

“I do not believe that the vast majority of Republicans in my district dislike me,” Cantor said. “The numbers merely show that many Republican voters stayed home and failed to vote in the primary elections,” he claimed.

In his petition, Cantor asked the Board of Elections to conduct a new primary election requiring all Republican registered voters to cast their ballot. “Only then will we truly see the will of the majority of Virginia voters,” he said.  He also suggested that the Board reconsider Brat’s candidacy since the Tea Party is not really an official political party.  “Any political party should first register as such before being allowed to field a candidate in an election,” the visibly upset Cantor concluded.

 

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