I am one of the many middle class citizens here in the Metro. My life story is common and non-interesting. I was able to finish school through my grandparents’ pension. My first out of the country was when I was 21, right after I got my first job. I worked for it, saved for it, and enjoyed it. I am now an IT Consultant. I take a two hour road trip everyday just to go to work. I ride the train every day and complain how the transportation here in Manila sucks big time every now and then. I was only able to start attending Graduate School when I was 26, because only then can I afford the tuition fees and other additional expenses. You see, I am not rich. I work hard to buy the things that I want, need and dream of. I had been working for the past six years, and had been paying taxes since then.
Watching the news nowadays is just beyond frustrating. Yes, I am talking about Janet Lim Napoles – the woman behind the 10 Billion Pork Barrel Scam. 28 houses, 30 cars, 415 bank accounts, awesome lifestyle. I only have two questions for her – what will you do with all these and how do you sleep at night?
Jeane Napoles and Her Lavish Lifestyle
Apparently, five senators were linked to Janet Lim Napoles and the multi billion peso scam. Five thick faced, heartless and corrupt officials who does not deserve even a single centavo earned by hardworking Filipinos. The following senators were named and have of course denied the accusations.
Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.
I never liked you as an actor, and Lord knows how much I hated your guts when you decided to enter politics. There are two things I remember about you – you’re a womanizer, and you’re a drama queen. You turned the senate into a movie house during the Hayden Kho scandal. Practice what you preach. Respect women before you teach others how to. What sucks even more is part of my taxes goes to a number of your mistresses. Oh, who can forget your dramatic entrance during EDSA Dos asking Erap, your ninong, to resign? Good grief!
Some people just don’t learn, do they? You were in prison with your father for plunder, and here we go again.
Juan Ponce Enrile
With all due respect, JPE, you’re 89! You’re old, dying and still so corrupt. You received many praises during Corona’s impeachment, but even then, my dad still kept reminding me of the things you did during Martial Law. That’s why I was not impressed, and will never be your fan.
You’re just like JPE, only that, you were never praised I guess.
Many Filipinos hated your father, and how you got to be in the senate, I will never understand. But you’re already there. If I were you, I would have cleaned my father’s mess and start a new reputation for the future of the Marcoses. Think of how your future grandchildren would feel once they read history books. Would you want to be remembered continuing your father’s legacy or starting your own?
Honestly, I was never surprised when I saw the list of the senators linked to the Pork Barrel scam. Well I guess, this is what I expect from them. It’s just frustrating how the money can go a long way if only the right people were elected. Look at what’s happening now? Two days of nonstop raining and most part of the Metro are already in the state of calamity. Look at our transportation system – the train, buses, jeepneys and the endless proposal just to have a temporary fix for the traffic jam since there are no budget or plans for any road widening projects. Look at our public schools, parks, government offices, the list is just endless.
To these senators, to Janet Lim Napoles and her family – how can you watch the news and see how hundreds of Filipinos suffer as a result of your greed and arrogance?