In another groundbreaking article, Rigoberto Tiglao discussed the atrocities of the Aquino administration and all its cohorts that have either been done discreetly that the public had missed it or had its witnesses silenced so it would not be publicized.
Tiglao asserts that the crimes of the Yellows were done for the same purpose: absolute power. The Yellows pulled strings behind the scene in order to eliminate any threat to their stronghold in the government.
One of the first biggest atrocities they did was the impeachment of former Chief Justice Corona during the Aquino administration based on tenuous reasons, but largely, the bribery of the Congress. The one to hold the post after Corona was Ma. Lourdes Sereno who was a good college friend of former President Benigno Aquino III.
The pork barrel scam ran headlines during its peak and the Yellows managed to pin down opposition leaders in the legislative branch while keeping out their hands through the help of the Philippine Daily Inquirer which they gave exclusive access to cover the proceedings, documents, and alleged whistleblower Benhur Luy.
In 2016, the Yellows rallied for their presidential candidate Mar Roxas through massive vote buying, but while that did not work, it helped them secure a place in the vice presidential post through Leni Robredo.
The maneuvers of the Yellows in the pork barrel scam are now slowly coming to light with the acquittal of “pork barrel queen” Janet Napoles from the crime of kidnapping her own relative and long-time aide Benhur Luy.
A background check on the Aquino-Napoles relations showed that they were longtime friends along with other Liberal Party (LP) figures such as former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Senator Franklin Drilon.
Tiglao enumerated the facts about the pork barrel scam that he believes calls for an investigation in the Duterte administration with the first one being that the Commission on Audit’s (COA) special audit on the pork barrel funds covered the years 2007 to 2009 which was Arroyo’s administration. A special audit report from 2010 to 2012 which is the Aquino term has yet to be released.
No one from the Yellows were charged for graft and corruption in the pork barrel scam, while the three senators who were were the biggest critics of the Yellow administration that time. Additionally, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla were prospective presidential or vice presidential candidates for 2016 that time which Tiglao assumed might have been the reason why the Yellows pinned them down during the scam.
Despite being unconstitutional, Aquino managed to maintain the practice up until 2016 through a funding scheme for Bottom Up Budgeting projects.
Tiglao named Inquirer as the biggest media aide of the Yellows that helped secure their posts, in exchange, they managed to evade their Php 1.5 billion tax liability in Dunkin Donut which Inquirer owner Rufino family owns and also their Php 2 billion unpaid rentals for illegally leased Mile Long property.
Source: Manila Times
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