Everyone of us has followed the development of Napoles’ pork barrel scam. The Million People March in Luneta last Monday showed everyone that the people mean business, that is, to get to the truth behind this scam that involves P10B siphoned off from the coffers of the Philippine government which, technically translated, belongs to all Filipinos who are diligently paying their taxes no matter how miniscule their income is.
Last night, Napoles finally surrendered to no less than the President himself. And everyone following the news of her surrender rejoiced at least for a while. She was then transferred to Camp Crame. What I can’t understand is why are they giving her preferential treatment and even considering her to be a state’s witness? It’s appalling to even think of her as a state’s witness, don’t you think? Justice Secretary de Lima said that as far as the evidence shows, she is the central figure in this scam. Gosh, what is happening to our country? What’s the hidden agenda? We can’t help but think that there is something fishy going on here. I would not be surprised if we will see her in one of the hospitals here also on a wheelchair. The latest news says that she might remain at Camp Crame or be transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa and not at Makati City jail as previously planned because she must be protected at all cost. What about those whistleblowers who also risked their lives to tell the truth so the people may know? Eh bakit ang isang magnanakaw, na nang snatch lang ng cellphone, derecho sa kulungan?
I am an ordinary citizen religiously paying taxes and I demand to know the truth and nothing but. As I have said in my earlier blog, I hope they are not just paying lip service to us all. And I can’t help but think that this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are bigger fish involved and Napoles is now scared stiff for her life. I’m sharing a picture posted by one of my friends at Facebook and it clearly shows the”true picture”. Thank you to whoever made this cartoon, the message is clear.
And here’s one more picture I found on Butch Abella’s timeline. Such is what some of our politicians have become. Greed for money and lust for power.