Apart from the OFFICIAL P485.74 EXTORTION in the proposed 2015 national budget which I wrote about the other day, PNoy may very well have CONTROL OF HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS MORE once the measure becomes law.
A story in manilastandardtoday.com quoted ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio as saying that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) submitted last Friday 100 pages of errata with several amendments to the national budget, to House Committee on Appropriations chair Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab
JUST HOURS before the national budget was approved on second reading.
Tinio said the errata would allow PNoy to realign projects to another project if he so desires.
But here’s the catch, boys and girls: the errata were NOT SUBJECTED TO DEBATES OR ANY OTHER FORM OF CONGRESSIONAL SCRUTINY, and were CASUALLY INSERTED into the national budget SHORTLY before its approval on second reading.
Meaning, the errata WERE HIDDEN from the congressmen, and the PUBLIC.
A person ONLY HIDES SOMETHING if there’s an ILLEGAL OR IMMORAL BASIS for it.
Had the errata not been discovered it would have been APPROVED WITHOUT QUESTION, REGARDLESS OF WHATEVER WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES, along with the national budget.
Considering that the DBM had the STOMACH, and the NERVE, to try to HIDE THE ERRATA from congressmen themselves, and in effect the people, its provisions must be so GROSSLY IMMORAL OR ILLEGAL that mote likely than not, it would trigger OUTRAGE at the very least.
Otherwise, if there’s nothing to hide or to fear, the errata would have been submitted early enough for deliberations before the approval on second reading of the national budget.
Now, think about these, boys and girls:
The OFFICIAL EXTORTION in the proposed 2015 national budget is P485.74 billion.
It’’s EXTORTION because PNoy will have SOLE DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY over the P485.74 BILLION, with Malacanang NOT PROVIDING ANY SPECIFIC DETAILS ON HOIW AND WHERE THE MONEY WILL BE SPENT.
Simply put, PNoy’s government is demanding P485.74 BILLION from us and THEY DON’T NEED TO EXPLAIN where our money will go. Just like a BULLY forcing the weak to yield his money without justifying it.
It’s OFFICIAL because the vehicle for the extortion is an official measure.
So the million-dollar questions are WHY SHOULD PNOY BE GIVEN ACCESS TO, AND DISCRETION ON, HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF PESOS MORE despite the P485.74 BILLION which he has SOLE DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY on?
FOR WHAT are the MOUNTAINS OF MONEY which the national budget wants to ENTRUST TO PNoy?
Choose your wild, ladies and gentlemen. But BELIEVE ME, something smells like a DEAD RAT in the national budget.30