Here’s what a notable media critic told @hotmanila about the controversy over President Benigno Aquino’s economic stimulus program called DAP.
Questions and Answers about the DAP controversy
Hot Manila – by Alan Robles
Posted at 07/18/2014 3:08 PM | Updated as of 07/18/2014 3:08 PM
Seeking enlightenment on the contentious DAP issue, we enticed renowned and enigmatic media critic Justin Spinboogers, Esq, from his brooding seclusion to give us, with his trademark incisive and trenchant wit, the benefit of his sober and dispassionate insight.
Mister Spinboogers, what is DAP?
I don’t know, let’s impeach the President!
Is the DAP constitutional?
To read Spinbooger’s answers, please click on this link.
By the way, for those who are curious to find out what “booger” means in Filipino, please click on this link.
jett rink says
For those who believe in the leadership of President Aquino, no explanation regarding the DAP is necessary.
For those who are committed to his downfall even before his term ends, no explanation will be sufficient.
In between however are the ordinary people who admit that they do not understand what DAP is all about but who make decisions on the basis of perception in the quality of their lives.
What we all must remember though is that there is a process to ferret out the truth and discern the legal from the illegal. And we should all submit to this process.
On the political front however, if President Aquino wants to talk to the people, a national address, even if in a local language may not be the best way to reach them and get his message across. Rather the communication point between power and the people should be at the grassroots (barangay)level through the front line agencies that directly interacts with the people. It is frustrating to see however that the DILG which is the most strategic department to help the President does not seem to be doing anything.
Some ideas which I would like to humbly suggest :
– more cash for work opportunities or government on the job training programs especially for those in the poorest areas
– explore the possibility of micro scale Public Private partnerships for capital to flow to the countryside and depressed areas
– launch a Barangay Renewal Campaign thru community enhancement/beautification and community entrepreneurship
– embark on a massive food productivity campaign
– provide transportation subsidies (in the absence of a better transport system) for those relocated from the cities to distant sites.
– launch a campaign to recover our “Natatapong Yaman”. There is not just hidden wealth but there is also wasted wealth and we can recover this with the help of our scientists and entrepreneurs. Example are market wastes which can be turned into fertilizer, or tapping the potential of overlooked resources to create new livelihood opportunities etc.
When we build a house, we build from the ground up and not from the roof down. Why should it be different in building a nation?
When our country is attacked by an alien aggressor, it is the duty of every Filipino to come to the defense of our country. But why is it in good times, the poor will have to wait for wealth to trickle down when if only they are given the chance they can create that wealth for themselves too and not just wait for largesse and dole outs to be given to them.
There is no other way but to rebuild our plundered and exploited country from the ground up. Our leaders may think that they are already doing so but it will not hurt if they try harder. Democracy as we enjoy it now is at stake.
sana maraming pilipino ang ganyan ang kaisipan…kagaya mo…saludo ako sa iyong panukala…sana magkaroon ng national id para kahit paano madaling matukoy ang mga masasamang elemento sa lipunan…sana makontrol ang scrap metal trade para d mailuwas sa malaking bansa na gustong kumamkam ng teritoryo natin at para din mabawasan ang mga pagnanakaw ng mga kable ng kuryente at iba pang metal na pwedeng ibenta sa mga junkshops…nasasabi ko kasi ang bahay ko e pinasok ng mga magnanakaw para lamang kunin ang mga kable ng kuryente..wala kasing nakatira…ewan ko…dami talagang magnanakaw sa pinas…ang internet cafe ko..e pinasok din ng magnanakaw…dinala lahat ang cpu…kaya napilitan na rin kaming umalis sa pinas
alam mo, I don’t believe in a national id. It’s prone to abuse.
they might just pass a law na kapag sinita ka sa kalye at hindi mo dala yung national id mo, multa ko. o puwede kang ikulong. nakakatakot.
carlos a. says
Through the office of SG, the palace has submit a motion for reconsideration. Though, the chances of reversing their (SC) ruling in favor of DAP is very very slim. I think we have to wait for the outcome of the motion. Should that the SC uphold their original ruling against DAP, I think that would be the best time for the proponents of impeachment to submit their cases(I lost my track and too lazy to do some research-did they submit already?). Since the issue is appealable, it is not yet certain that DAP is indeed unconstitutional. By saying this, therefore, the president and the other architects of DAP hasn’t violated anything yet until the final ruling comes out, right?
Should the motion for reconsideration is denied, i believe, we should let the impeachment process progress into the level it might reach for 2 reasons:
1. It has a basis, the decision of the SC itself – the question is, what violation did the president committed? The nearest I can think of is CULPABLE VIOLATION OF PUBLIC TRUST but I doubt if there is any. Some of the-not-so-smart-guy in the Philippines has mentioned PLUNDER in their impeachment complaint. Obviously, I am not a lawyer but I don’t have to just to understand what plunder means. In laymen’s word it is “PANDARAMBONG”. Did the president committed a pandarambong here? Tsk Tsk Tsk. Esep Esep pag may time.
2. IMPEACHMENT is a process within the framework of our constitution.
Impeachment is the last thing we need at this very moment. The Philippines has reached its economic level like never been before and to state it one by one is another story. Impeachment certainly will be affecting the momentum of our economic growth more than YOLANDA did. However, it is part of our political procedure that strengthen our CONSTITUTION (Democratic government). Since impeachment (at least in the Philippines) is a numbers game and not really about finding and knowing the truth, let us be tolerant about this so we can move on.
The SC and many people believe that PNOY has violated the constitution so let’s the due course of law prevails and impeachment is one of it. So lets the congress decides about it but for sure it will be dead upon arrival (ab initio) in the lower house. As I said, impeachment is a numbers game.
From there, I hope Filipino people moves on. Let us allow Aquino finished his term and continue his job to improve our economy further. I think it is better that we criticize Aquino for being slow in implementing PPPs than making him accountable for DAP.
There is no way these political rapist will bring down the FAME of sincerity by PNOY Government. Election time is still half way down the start line, yet it is very obvious PNOY presidentiable will win hands down.
Please read this link:http://latestnewsphilippines.com/headlines-news/economy-hailed
Pag na Impeached si PNoy:
1.Presidente si Binay
2. Abswelto si Enrile, Jinggoy at Bong, Gigi, et al.
3. Lahat ng condong ipapapatayo outside Makati, may nakalaan ng unit?
4. Piyesta at bundat ulit ang mga pulitiko, hindi lang sa
UNA, pati na yung mga fake allies ni PNoy na hindi sanay sa tag-gutom sa tuwid na daan.
5. Balik ang dating gawi sa Kurapsyon! Mas matinik na dahil natuto na sa PDAF scam.
6. Patay kang Luy ka.
7. Ochoa pa rin ang executive sec.
8. Senate President si Chiz .
9. Tatakbo rin na Senador si JunJun, ala-Cayetano.
“Kung ganoon kayo sa Taguig, ganon din kami sa Makati.”
10. Yung Boni, sa Makati na!
11. Repealed ang RH at tuwa yung mga CBCP!
12. Mas lalong walang pag-asa ang FOI
13.Dadami ang batang hamog.
14. Kung sa panahon ni Cory ang pambansang ulam ay galunggong, kay Gloria Maruchan, kay Binay – pagpag.
15. May internet police-naku lagot si Raissa…
16. Patay ang mga Sigma Rho, Upsilon, Aquila, mga APO ang mga nakaupo sa juicy positions sa gobyerno.
17. Mabenta ang payong. Uso na rin ang magpayong pag may sinag ang buwan.
18.May nabubuong relasyon- Junjun Kris.
May tumaas ang kilay dahil ang alam ng karamihan mahilig si Kris sa “daku” at inismol si Junjun. Buti na lang kasama ni Kris ang kanyang forever bff and alalay na si Boy Abunda at binulyawan ang pakialamera, “Don’t you know that it is in the genes, African si Junjun, African! Kalahati lang sa haba yung kay Joey!
19. Isang buwan na hindi pikon si Kris, dahil kahit na na impeached ang kuya nya. Bakit?
Kasi hindi rin naging First Lady si Koring! Patas lang!
Parekoy go go go go he he he
… “booger,” where does it come from? Not mucus! Where? SNOT!
. . . what is SNOT? In Pilipino…sipON. Everybody knows it.
… when one kid has a SNOT that reaches to the upper lip…wipes it with his right shoulder, it reaches to his right EAR! A dry yellow-stretch-of-line appears 2 minutes later.
Kid keeps playing. Again, SNOT lowers to the upper lip. Same process, wipes it with his left shoulder, same dry-yellow-line appears to the LEFT ear!
Now, the kids looks like d’ Artagnan! Or Aramis! Or Porthos Or Athos!
One more for the third SNOT, the kid ignores it. Sticks on the spot in-between the middle lower spot of the nose and upper lip. He now looks like what? …a Bow ‘n Arrow!
. . . at the end of the day at around 5 o’clock p.m., Kid quits playing and goes HOME: with garlic, onions and radish are already growing on those stretched lines running from nose to right EAR and running to left EAR on the Kid’s face!
Snot Booger Kid is completed! He’s the son of Spinbooger! Impeach Snot Booger!
Di matatapos ang panggugulo ng mga hinayupak na yan, PNOY is continuously running his businesses >>jail the corrupts and plunderers he he he
I can feel Corona is one of the agitators, plus the new BILIBID BOYS or new classmates in plundering are also contributing for this “impeach PNOY”, they need to spend their PDAF Wealth he he he
But PNOY is a Thoroughbred whose objective is to run clean and finish clean….
Suspect ko rin si Corona
I’ve just posted the entire MR, if you care to read it.
chit navarro says
Yes, I did read it Raissa…. but it is easier to look for sensible comments and learn from it. i only learned that the MR invoked the Administrative Code as part of its defense.
Also that appropriation is different from what that word again?
And that savings represent excess of collection over estimated budget fund.
I await your layman’s analysis.
Uh, oh… I think I should stop picking my boogers or I might end up uttering the same senseless ranting of Mr Spinboogers.
Seriously, do these people who want to impeach P-Noy know to whom they are handing this country to? If, sore some insane twist of fate, Renato, Neri, Teddy, Liza, et. al. Find themselves at the helm of this government, could they guarantee they would not be at each other’s throat the way they want to kick out each and every sitting president? Revolution does devour its own children.
Spin masters are having a heyday promoting their chickens. The black boy scout can’t wait to replace the black kapre in the malacanan grounds. The son of the dictator wants to bring back the party days at the palace. The red emperor is getting tired of sitting in his armchair in neverland. Everyone wants their fingers on the cookie jar. This country must be oozing with cash!
They just want PNOY out, he may accidentally dig other X-Files that will implicate other senators or congressmen to PDAF scams. The workers of PNOY were typical to SUPER MARIO demolishing walls and getting documents….
andrew lim says
This should be reading material for Neri Colmenares (Bayan Muna) , Renato Reyes (Bayan) , Terry Ridon (Kabataan party list, who does not understand what plunder is, and effectively said in their complaint, “Bahala na kayo bosing, kung ano maibato niyo isama niyo na, pati yung love life at kawalan ng buhok”.)
he he he
ha, ha, ha, renato reyes could do with some boogers. to fatten him up. payat masyado e. maybe, renato has been harvesting his boogers and giving them to colmenares.
So very true. Those vultures.
he he he I hate those communist!!!
Just imagine, if you are earning from your farm somewhere away from cities, 100%, these communist will ask for your TAX, these communist are THICK FACED LAZY PEOPLE, I wish they will be HIT BY LIGHTNING ALL OF THEM AT ONE TIME…!!!
ha, ha, ha, mr spinboogers has been eating staple boogers kaya iba na ang isip. alan, tell him to take his finger off his nose, or his finger will fall off. is mr spinboogers from quezon? I heard in quezon they are now serving 1/2 cup of rice, and to make up for the shortfall, boogers is needed. adobong boogers. or sinigang na boogers.
boogers battlecry of impeaching the president, aba, magingat-ingat lang po. evil genius might declare all boogers be made unbooger.
have you seen jaibird jinggoy’s new look? it suits him. booger look.
vander anievas says
a lot of boogers in our country.
red boogers they are.
and blacks, don’t eve miss ’em.
they do vote too.
macspeed has a solution to those boogers and looters.
a one-time strike is all he wants to put ’em kaput…
i also wish and pray for that strike!
Hah..i enjoyed the interview with Mr Spinbooger.
Impeach him for what?
For trying to be more efficient and effective in using the people’s money for the people’s good? For taking funds away from slowpokes and giving it to fastpokes? For being daring and bold and yet still abiding by that Administrative Code of 1987 that gave him the authority to do what he did under DAP?
Impeach him for having done what the SC had also done..not once but twice?
The SC has put itself in a bind here. And the critics, too.
It just proves again..that the SC is very fallible..in legal and integrity issues. And should be “checked and balanced” by the two other branches of government..and by the people when the other two branches don’t do it.
Victin Luz says
NO……Because at the Senate, if IMPEACHED by the lower house , it will be LEVERAGE to PNOY by the senators aligned with ENRILE and the others implicated…so …INDEPENDENCE will never happen in such a way HORSE TRADINGs will happen and CASH will flow just to acquit or convict PNOY.. This is where we are now joined or separated from our individual opinion on the DAP CASE…
Victin Luz says
And IMHO…. We have a much better economy under PNOY compared to the previous administration . We have now, to CREDIT the GOOD FAITH of PNOY in using the DAP…..again not for ABAD….
Primer Pagunuran says