KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: ‘Shame and scandal in the family’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 May 2014 11:42

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Luke 12:52, the Holy Bible).

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WHERE IS YOLANDA REHAB PLAN? With due respect to Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, it is not just releasing P32 billion as rehabilitation fund for Yolanda victims that is important. What is more important is the plan on how that huge money is to be used.

The Filipino nation is not being shown that plan, even as Abad claimed he already released the P32 billion last May 15, 2014. I am afraid only politicians allied with the Aquino government will benefit from the money. The people who lost their loved ones, their properties, and their businesses after Yolanda roared through them last year will not be benefitted at all.

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WILL LACSON HANDLE P32 B REHAB FUND? The fact is that, even Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson seems at a loss as to how to carry out the rehabilitation of the devastated areas. For instance, in the months that he had been in office, Lacson failed to complete new homes for the poor whose houses were totally demolished by Yolanda. Then, I doubt if Lacson will even be allowed a free rein in using Abad’s P32 billion rehabilitation money.

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SEX WORKERS IN SUCCESSFUL RP ECONOMY? If the Philippine economy is now very sound as President Aquino and his subalterns claimed, particularly during the World Economic Forum for East Asia, how come some 60 women are still working as sex objects in a nightclub in Pasay City, as the National Bureau of Investigation said? I suppose there would no longer be any sex objects in the Philippines, if Aquino’s claim is truthful, right?

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PNOY EMPLOYEE LINKED TO PORK SCAM: The beauty of Facebook and other Internet social networking sites is that, information not usually published by mainstream media can be posted without any difficulty, and is thereby allowed to reach the people right away. One example is the Facebook post pertaining to a claim that one of those being linked now to the P10 billion pork scam was a former top employee of President Aquino. Is this true, Mr. President?

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REMINDER FOR THE RICH: Here is a reminder for the rich and the powerful from James 5 of the Bible: “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.

“Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you…”

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A SONG FOR THE ESTRADA/EJERCITO FAMILY? If Sen. JV Ejercito wants to sing “Call my name and I’ll be there” for his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, and Jinggoy responded with a song of his own for JV (which is “Walk away, please go”), I wonder what song would their father, Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada, would be singing for his sons? Maybe, Erap would like to sing, “Stop, in the name of love”?

And, what would former Sen. Loi Estrada, mother of Jinggoy, would likely  want to sing for her son—“Don’t give up”? How about incumbent San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, mother of JV, what song would she be singing for her own son, JV—“No retreat, no surrender” from the movie of the same title? Ultimately, what song would sum up all of these family ramblings—“Shame and scandal in the family”?

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REMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over www.eaglenews.ph;  “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.