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This is what ‘actress-politician’ Lani Mercado, wife of actor-turned-senator Bong Revilla had to say about the idea of scrapping altogether the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel:

“Basta huwag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao!”

Lani Mercado sets her terms with regard to proposals to scrap the pork barrel.

Lani Mercado sets her terms with regard to proposals to scrap the pork barrel.

Source of quote: PEP.ph.

And we wonder why the Philippines is renowned for its beggar culture.

To Ms. Lani Mercado et al:

Ang pera ay hindi hinihingi. Ito ay kinikita.

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170 Comments

  • Gogs says:

    Is it too much to expect public servants to have wisdom and discernment? In the Philippines the answer is yes. Proud to be Pinoy!

  • scarletpro says:

    In the Philippines, ten times out of ten, the answer is YES!!

  • Jay says:

    so the ends justify the means? i say its a confession of guilt. lol

  • Taga Cavite says:

    Eh di wag ka na ring manghihing sa amin ng boto!

    • Marc says:

      You vote politicians fort them to either govern or legislate, not to become everybody’s milking cow. This kind of mentality is the root of all our corruption culture in public service. From Barangay level ( when I say from Barangay level it starts with the SK chairman all the way up to Barangay Chairman) , then Municipal or City level ( Councilors to Mayors) to Provincial level- from the Bokals , to Vice Governors to Governors) then to Congressmen people would line up either in the office or in the residences of these elected officials asking /soliciting for money, food, medicines, bus tickets, trophies, league uniforms, fiesta entertainment, crown for the Ms Barangay or Ms Fiesta, for the caracoles, for the marching band, for the wedding of their daughter, their son needs bail.

      If we would stop asking cash/donations or gifts from these politicians then we would lessen their need to justify the means.

      And If the availment of basic social services shall be provided by a better system by the national government and its agencies such as DOH and DSWD with easy equal access (red-tape free) by everybody in this country then indigent people would stop asking these politicians for money. Since the poor that needs to buy basic medicines are more often shooed away by either the public hospitals or DSWD or the red tape itself of securing basic services is frustrating , they often run to their elected officials who in turn so scared to offend the sensibilities of Pinoy voters would not say no to any one. Just imagine if everyday you have 100 people lining up asking for cash? Where do you think these politicians would get money to give their constituents? From their own salaries? From their personal monies? hahahaha!!

      So unless we stop these “pahinge ng pera” , these politicians will not stop making ways to make money too.

      • Ka Inggo says:

        u hit it rt on the head… kaya napipilitang magnakaw mga yan e hinihingan kasi… ung isa nag komment pa na wag manghingi ng boto kung ayaw mamigay.. so kaya pala nya binoto e dahil mahihingan nya… benta-boto din lumalabas yun,,, naku lalong nadagdagan ang red-tape sa mga paghingi mo ng tulong sa DSWD at DOH…

        • Jetro C. says:

          napipilitan? o talagang pinag-isipan?? look deeper sana sa root ng cause kasi di ang paghingi ang problema lalu na kung sa tama lang naman proyekto ang pupuntahan ng mga ito… Ang Paghingi ng TULONG e di masama pero bilang mga opisyal mapalokal man o national, e sila ang magwasto at gumawa ng proyekto, nanghihingi ng pagkain kasi walang trabaho e di gumawa ng pangkabuhayan ang mga opisyal; nanghingi ng gamt kasi walang pambili, e di pagtibayin ang generic law, damihan hospital at taasan sweldo ng mga nars, doctors at mga tauhan ng pagamutan, nanghingi dahil sa pa Liga , ka contest o paligsahan sa sports… anung masama? e di ba naka acknowledge naman ang nagbigay na sponsor? (teka, sponsor ba talaga yan o galing din naman pala sa kaban ng bayan?) isa pa di dapat ipagkait ang munting kaligahayan ng ating mga kababayan… di utang na loob dapat ito. ito ay isang serbisyo..

      • Atty. Cita Borromeo-Garcia says:

        kasi nga mr. Marc, hindi nakakarating sa mga mahihirap ang dapat na mapunta sa kanila!!!. Nasa huling proceso ang mga mahihirap nauuna ang yumaman na muna ang mga po9liticians, at pag mumu na natira kung susuwertihin pa ang mga mahihirap baka maitapon man lang sa kanila.!!!

        • Marc says:

          so ano sa palgay mo kumpanyera ang dapat nating gawin ng maiba ang processo? ng mabaligtad naman ang sitwasyon?

      • iska says:

        Mr. Marc,

        desisyon ng politician kung magbibigay sya, so don’t blame it on the people who are asking….alam nila kung para saan ang pera, pumasok sila sa politika, dapat alam nila ang regulations ng paggamit ng pera ng bayan….why are they shooed away from the government facilities, kasi walang gamit and gamot ang facilities….kasi nandun pa rin kay local chief executive.

        Sana i-equip niya ang health facilities niya para ma-avail ng tao sa community niya ang services…asa kanila naman ang pondo…as for people who are asking for gifts, he should set his feet down and just not give. Don’t blame those that ask. Baka naman takot and politicians magdeny ng financial assistance kasi mawawala ang boto next time.

        Channel the money they use for dole outs to the offices in the areas that could address the needs of their constituents. Kailangan lang niya sabihin na huwag po kayo pumila sa bahay namin, dun po kayo sa mga tanggapan namin and assure that services are accessed easily. Governance and political will lang yan to serve the people

        They won’t ask if they know that you won’t give.

        • Marc says:

          Ka Iska,

          First It is so easy to say yang mga sinasabi mo but it will never happen in reality nor will it translate to immediate assistance to the needy. It looks good in paper to say that “desisyon ng politicians kung magbibigay siya o hindi”. It seemd you haven’t been to your Mayor’s office yet. Try to pay a visit for you to have a clear understanding and perhaps could come up with a more close to reality suggestions. It seems also you don’t understand the nature of these politicians and the nature itself of our ordinary Filipinos voters. And it also very apparent you don’t know how the LGU operates and work. Kapag merong nakasahod na palad sa harap mo at nag susumamo at humahagul-gul sa harap mo , maka-kaya mo bang sabihin, wala po sa sinumpaang tungkulin ko ang magbigay ng pera sa inyo? Masasabi mo pa ba sa kanila na sa DSWD kayo magpunta wag dito sila po ang merong nakalaang pondo para sa needs na yan.

          Believe you me Ka Iska, I’ve seen it many many times with my own 2 eyes how these politicians are flocked by his people sa opisina niya. Pagnakita na ng mga tao lalapit na aabutan ng reseta, aabutan ng sulat , iiyakan, si poltiko naman, mapa konsehal, Vice-Mayor, o Mayor dudukot sa pitaka ,aabutan ng 100 . bukod sa mga recommendation na ibbigay para asikasuhin ng DSWD. SAbi nga ng isang Konsehal na aking madals makausap dati- tuwing Lunes mahina sa P10,000 ang nailalabas niya tuwing merons session sialsa Munispiyo nila. Kwentahin mo 4x a month ang session nila, average 40k pesos? Magkano sweldo ng isang Konsehal? 20K? Do the math? Wag tayo magtaka kung saan niya nakukuha yung 20K pa na need niya ipamudmud sa loob ng isang buwan. Alam na natin. Dati rati , tinatanong ko pa ang mga tao, inuusisa, doon ko rin nalaman na, ang DSWD matindi ang screening, bago ka makukahua ng red card, yelllow card o kaya ay blue card. Ang Health Center naman kulang sa gamot. PAgtiananong mo si Mayor – ang gmaot nakukha yan nila sa provincial government at minsan kay congressman mulas sa PDAF nito. Malas mo naalng kapag galit sayo si governonr at congressman- walang grasyang makukuha ang bayan mo.

          Sa ganitong sitwasyon, pano natin matutulungan ang mga politiko nating maging matapt sa bayan natin?

          Suggestion ko lang sana Ka Isak bakit di mo subukang pumunta sa Officen ng Mayor nyo tuwing People’s Day- tuwing Lunes yan ha para malaman mo ang sinasabi ko. Interviewhin mo ang mga nakapila doon ask mo kung nasubukan na ba nilang lumapit sa DSWD at DOH para sa gamot na kailangan nila or pera na kailangan nila, Malamang iiyakan ka lang ng mga yan. Na di mo rin masisisi ang gma tao, dahil sino nga naman matututaw na ginagawa sialng parang bola kung saan-saan pinapupunta.
          Kaya ang takbuhan laging uwi sa mga politiko.

          Nakakalungkot at nakakiyak talga isipin na kailangan pang maghinge ng mga toa sa mgapolitkong ito samantalang karaptan naman nila mapag serbisyohan ng sapt at tama ng gobyerno nila.

          aka lastly, iakw na rin ang nagsabi, “baka takot ang mga politicinas na wag mag-deny ng financial asisistance dahil baka mawala ang boto nila”. Sana rin kung malwak at malalim at merong political maturity ang mga botante mo Ka Iska. Kasi 2 lang yan. It takes 2 to tango ika nga nila. Kung meron kang mga botante na malalawak mag-isip at merong poltical maturiry at kaya mag discern sa pagpili ng tamang leader sa local nila eh di sana meron tayong matitinong poltiko? Tumpak ka, takot talaga ang mga politika na yan mag deny ng tulong kasi kapag ginawa nila yan, buong angkan at barangay nila makaka-alam nyan at MARKADO ka na sa susunod na election. Goodbye to your political career ka na rin. Ka Iska di mo ba alam na ang politics sa Pilipinas is too up close and personal?

          Subukan mo tumakbo this Baraggay election Ka Iska ng malaman mo kung gano kalayo sa realidad ang mga sinabi, Mabuhay !

        • Jetro C. says:

          To Marc (Again),

          To quote you:

          …it is so easy to say yang mga sinasabi mo but it will never happen in reality nor will it translate to immediate assistance to the needy….

          > this is a very negative attitude towards change. Comments like this does not even help change the Philippines a better nation.

          To quote you further:
          ” …it looks good in paper to say that “desisyon ng politicians kung magbibigay siya o hindi”.

          > well it really looks good on print and why would it not?.. its true that politicians should have a higher state of judgement as they supposed to protect and serve the community being “trusted” leaders right?

          And a fina; quote from you:

          “…it seemd you haven’t been to your Mayor’s office yet. ”

          > hay naku… why do you always do this i most of your replies… you ASSUME. Assuming ka ba talaga sa maraming bagay?

          Peace out!

      • reggie says:

        this is so true.. i’m sorry f i didn’t had a chance to ask for ur permission to repost it(on facebook), i already did. these days naman kung sino ang mas nakakatulong (with money, lugaw, karaoke, bingo prizes) sila ang iboboto ng tao….without realizing na sa tao din nanggagaling ang pera na ibibigay sa kanila

      • Jetro C. says:

        wala naman masamang manghingi dahil may pondo naman ang gobyerno. Di ba kabikabila na nga ang tax na binabayaran at sinisingil sa taong bayan… kakaramput lang naman mga nabanggit mo. Ang HINDI tama e ang di pagliliquidate ng tama o maling declaration kung saan ginamit.. akalian mo.. BOLA ng baketball para sa Barangay e i-dedeclare na P10,000 isa? anu yun ginto? at wala pang item audit, generalized lahat tulad ng .. this is to declare that the amount of P1M was used for barangay project and agrarian reforms in Pangasina??? Weeeee!
        Ngayon mali ba ang manghingi o mali lang na pagkakitaan pa ang proyekto pangkabuhaan man or socio-sport programs???

        • Marc says:

          Mali in both ways. I don’t know if you indeed know how an LGU operate. First, I never said it is wrong to ask for help especially if it is a valid one, like a life saving one ( medicines, use of ambulance, hospitalization), but I think it is morally wrong as well to ask your local government to sponsor your Barangay’s Sports Basketball Fiesta League. Una, pera ng bayan yun para gastusin mo sa isang grupo lang ng tao. Di ba kapag pera ng bayn dapat lahat merong access at pwedeng pakinabangan? Pangalawa, sa ganyang mga proyekto nagkakaron ng idea ang mga politiko nagawing negosyo ang mga proyekto nila.

          Pero di ako naniniwala sa sinsabi mo na unliquidated? Ang bawat LGU ay merong COA na nagmomonitor ng lahat at nag audit ng lahat ng expenses ng bawat LGU. At bawat piso na budget ng bawat LGU ay dumadaan sa busisi ng SB. At merong mga expense item na tinatawag bawat isang item. Intersting yang bayan na yan ha kung saan certification ang liquidation?

          Anyways, sasagutin ko ang last line mo. OO mali pareho ang manghinge at mali rin ang pagkakitaan ang proyektong hinhinge. So para walgn pagkakitaan ang mga politiko niyo wag na kayo manghinge ng pryekto. MAg ambagan na lang ng sarielng persa tuwing may liga ng basketball wag ng ipasagot kay politiko ang buong uniform, bola, trophy at meryenda. Pero pag si politko gumagawa pa rin ng pera sa mga proyekto niya- sipain niyo na siya palabas ng opsisina niya.

          Salamat.

        • Jetro C. says:

          Both Mali..? e di ikaw na tama… I graduated as MPA and talkig about (Legit) LGUs is another side of the story here. It is not morally wrong to ask, it happened in Jesus’ time. And Remember Jesus was also asked by Mary to help provide wine for the festivities. KAya nga may mga committees at programs in all fields. So san mo kukunin and tourism at socio ccultural and sports funds? and pag sinabi mo ba na League (pang sports) or Contest (cultural) wont help your community in anyway?

          Walang mali sa humingi (KUNG TALAGANG NANGANGAILANGAN) at magbigay (SA TAMANG PAGBIBIGYAN)

          We live in a world that is not ideal for equality. IDEALISM would be best for all but the SYSTEM and people in power and even the people who pretend to KNOW All may this nation’s downfall.. BACK TO CRAB MENTALITY.

          Lastly MArc I dont express my points as to merely opinions but based on actual masteral studies, research and being a public servant myself starting as an SK.

          And yes, I DO INDEED know the LEGAL Functions of a LEGIT LGUs and not the bogus ones.

          I still would reirerate a proper system that would guide and govern hose so called politico. In your term, “politico nyo”.

    • Ka Inggo says:

      ngek!!! so kaya mo pala binoboto e dahil mahihingan mo?… benta-boto din lumalabas yun,,, anubayan!

    • konyosaNewyorkCity says:

      Tama ka diyan!

      • konyosaNewyorkCity says:

        kaya huwag ka ring manghihingi ng boto sa mga tao!

        • Atty. Cita Borromeo-Garcia says:

          TAMA! Ako ay one thousand percent na caviteno never ako pumoto sa mga Revilla at never akong magsabi sa mga kababayan ko na iboto ang mga Revilla. Agn mga Artista ay nasanay sa marangya, buhay artista nga ang sabi, sahil puro gusto nila ay ang mga tao hahanga sa kanila, Wala naman laman ang utak kundi pagpapasikat, mabuti pa ang niyog may sabaw na masarp at masustansiya. Yang mga artista na anging politicans tignan ninyo lula kay ERA hanggan sa mga estra, may naggawa bang matino? Si Lapid, puro nakaw, sila Revilla ang mga magkakapatid nagaaway dahil sa pera. TSE!!!!

  • Paul Farol says:

    Lani Mercado’s quip here tends to jive with what I have been thinking for the past couple of days.

    The poor are the cause of corruption. Kung walang mahirap, mawawala ang korap.

    • John Paul Tan says:

      Mr. Farol, let’s wage war on poverty not on poor people.

    • konyosaNewyorkCity says:

      Paul Farol you have a konyontic mentality. Kaya hindi umasenso ang Pilipinas dahil sa mga kagaya mo.

      • WinterSoldier says:

        Now I wanna ask: why there are poor people?And in any case, poverty is more like a choice than the other way around.

        Fact: ang dahilan kung bakit hindi umasenso ang Pilipinas ay dahil sa SQUATTER MENTALITY, hindi ang pa-eklavu ng ilan dito.

    • Trum Ngao says:

      The poor aren’t cause of corruption. Ang point dito ay pondo ng bayan. At karamihan mga politician ay mayayaman,at may mga pinag aralan. Ito nga ang malaking sampal sa reputation ng Pilipinas eh, may puwesto na sa trabaho, may negosyo pa at gusto pang kumabig sa ibang paraan. Hindi nakontento sa iisang lugar. Alam na nila na napakalaki ng problema ang pilipinas pagkatapus nag papasaway pa sila, ang kawawa dito ay ang mga inusenteng mga pulubi..

      Tungkol naman sa squaters:
      Itoy kapabayaan din ng mga ofisyales ng bawat region/district/Municipalities, Kasi pinahintulutan nilang makapagtatayo ng mga barong-barong/temporary-permanent na shelters sa mga vacanteng lupa ng governo, tabing rellis at iba pa.. Para naman mapakinabangan ang mga Polis at mga barnggay tanod bakit hindi i-pukol sa kanila ang respondibilidad ng pag bantay ng sinumang may layoni’ng mag squat sa lugar, at saganon ay hindi humantong sa malakihang demolisyon at marami ang masasaktang madlang people..

      • Bhogsky says:

        Correct!! Madagdag ko lang din..san ba dapat mag umpisa ang pag babago…sa local na pamahalaan dapat diba..kung dito pa lang ay may corruption na .miski sarili nilang bakod ay hindi aasenso at iaasa na lang ang sisi sa mataas…

    • jon galt says:

      what you said is sadly true..its not us being elitist..i have established a business that employs as much people that i can and i even see corruption under my umbrella..amongst them.hindi aasenso ang pilipinas dahil sa mga kagaya ninyong not getting involve in the economic development..i dare say our main problem is population explosion..and the flight of the great minds who selfishly goes elsewhere to live a safe successful life than here. decisions become a result of raw instinct..artistang kilala playing roles to lead us?? who got them up there..
      sabagay there was simply no good choice anyway..

    • Jetro C. says:

      Wow! Now lets blame the poor… hmmm di ba dapat ang SISTEMA ng gobyerno at mga namamahala ang dapat pagtuunan dito? And by the way Mr Farol, Tell me which country dont have any poor, homeless, and illegal settlers who can be declared a non-corrupt country?

    • Mummy Chinggay says:

      Excuse me Mr. Farol, hiyang-hiya naman ako sa comment mo! Ano kaya kung ibahagi mo ang kayamanan mo sa mga poor people na sinasabi mo ng mabawasan sila sa populace?

      Easy for you to point out the blame on those people who badly needed the help of this so called “public servants.” Kung sana ay ginamit ang perang yan to teach this people how to fish rather than ask for it, di sana nabawasan na sila. Yun ang punto dito Mr. Farol.

    • MukangTanga says:

      ang tanga mo… ang sabihin mo the corruption are the cause of poor.. bobo! ano connection ng mga mahirap sa korap? dahil nga naghihirap dahil sa korap tanga! leche ka ang bobo mo

  • Ybanez Clan says:

    There is something wrong with our laws, we pay taxes, but its the poor, who does not pay tax, that put candidates in office, the likse of Erap, Sotto and Bong Revilla. I have nothing against the poor, but I do have a problem with our laws in terms of equality. There should be a law limiting the right of sufferage by putting qualifications, like only high graduates can vote.

    • Johnny Saint says:

      Not sure about “educational background” as a determinant for voting. You can be a 13-year-old genius who can vote wisely just as you can be a 50-year-old moron who sells his vote. But neither condition necessarily demonstrates the capacity to vote for the option that will put the welfare of society ahead of personal ambition. Ultimately you want voters to choose officeholders who are willing to sacrifice themselves as well as possess the ability to govern.

    • Atty. Cita Borromeo-Garcia says:

      hindi lang sila poor theyare also with little sense of discernment because they have not reached that stage of education like we had. The funds of the government never reached them to study. It was never the priority of those politicians to teach the poor. Sa kanila mahirap iyan hayaan na lang sila maging mahirap./

      • Johnny Saint says:

        That also seems to be a mistake. If you are educated it doesn’t mean you are wiser. Look at the number of educated middle class who voted for Noynoy Aquino. Arguably a better choice would have been Manny Villar who has manegerial skills. Instead, large numbers of “smart” people voted for the nebulous idea of honest government translating to prosperity. Education doesn’t equate to wisdom. And continuing the use of government funds to “educate” the poor still doesn’t ensure the best leaders will be elected.

        • jon galt says:

          education though gives one a fighting to chance to compete in the real world instead of being in the gutter selling body parts or stealing them..in the end its a lopsided economy if there is the unbalanced scale..entertainers are the escape of the idle..whew..

        • Johnny Saint says:

          Jon,

          I’m not questioning the VALUE of education. I’m questioning the blind logic of the assumption that a high school diploma or a college degree automatically ensures the wisdom to choose the right leaders. And by extension the previous assertion that in order for us to have better leaders, we need to throw more taxpayer’s money at the educational system. Also, I disagree with the biased notion that someone without a formal education is incapable of making sophisticated choices.

    • Jetro C. says:

      My point exactly. Yes Ybanez clan i agree they deduct me a tax which is almost a minimum salary wage for a regular contractual employee.. but what do i get out of it? sobrang traffic sirang mrt, lrt, elevators, escalator, vendo machines, sirang traffic lights, baha, less teachers medical services in the barrio .. and the list go own. Share ko lang ng lindol nga sa baguio in july 1990 would you believe guys dahil asa middle class ang family ko e we never were able to receive any relief goods e pareparehas lahat kaming nasiraan ng bahay at na isolate sa baguio at walang mabili kasi nagkaubusan… ang nakakainis pa yun relief good from australia pa ang natikman namin pero proudly form the philippines wala… lol

    • Gabriella says:

      The right of suffrage is a basic human right…everyone so long as they are of the right age must be given the chance to choose who will represent them. If a government discriminates its people’s voting rights based on their educational attainment…it will further divide the people b/w the have and the have nots…a very dangerous thing to consider.

      • Mummy Chinggay says:

        I agree. What if it’s the other way around? Why pick on the voters? What if the people who are running for office should be scrutinized? Eh ang may mga kaso nga nakakatakbo for re-election, at nanalo pa! Bakit ang daming nuisance candidates? Kasi nga, walang maayos na pamantayan ang batas natin as to this things.

        I can vividly remember what my professor told us, that when we choose a person for office, choose the LESSER EVIL. Ngayon ko lang na gets kasi nga lahat sila EVIL!

  • Ybanez Clan says:

    *high school graduates

  • lourdes r. principe says:

    what a cruel statement !!!

  • first timer says:

    After graduating from college, I worked as a clerk in a government office and I was very surprised at the kind of requests we received from the people. Sometimes, I even have to “dukot” from my wallet just to hand something – though I only give to those who really are in need. Minsan kasi mga professional beggars na ang pumapasok sa office namin at humihingi na kung anu-ano every week.

  • odellbub says:

    I don’t get this. Is the writer mad at Lani Mercado? She did make a valid point, after all — constituents do ask money from politicians, as if they are the masses’ milking cow, like what Marc said. Why is he telling Lani Mercado et al that money is earned and not begged for? Shouldn’t he be telling that to the Filipinos with squatter mentalities?

    • Johnny Saint says:

      Politicians are the other side of the coin. Their dole out programs feed the idea that if you want to, you can get by without having to work for a living or becoming a productive member of society. Legislators especially shouldn’t be preoccupied with how much money they can allocate for certain pet projects. They should be concerned with crafting laws that affect the whole of their constituency, not just the poor. Instead they involve themselves in what should be the function of the various departments of the executive branch. That in itself is erroneous. It gives the impression that the government is a failure and that it needs a special allocation from a district representative to ensure the president and the rest of the administration does their job. That doesn’t make government work more efficiently. It just screws up priorities.

      • Gabriella says:

        If the Legislators shouldn’t be preoccupied w/ how much money can be allocated for certain projects…then they shouldn’t be given the PDAF anymore.

        The PDAF should go to various agencies of the government, such as: DSWD, DAR, DOH, DEP-ED, TLRC, TESDA, NEDA, NHA, etc.

        It is true that each district will have different needs from it’s neighbouring district, hence the politicos’ justification for needing to have control over their PDAF. Which is why the government agencies and the legislator (may include LGU also), should work in collaboration on the finalisation of the allocations to meet all the needs of each district…within the budget allotted to them, of course.

  • tldr says:

    Para kasing inamin ni Lani na pang charity nila ang pork. Lol.

  • Fenris says:

    Like my wife always says, they should only allow tax-payers to vote. Also, there should be a relation between the amount of taxes you pay and the gravity of your vote.

    In other words, kung di ka nagbabayad ng taxes, di ka pwede bumoto.

    Pero, sino naman tangang legislator ang gagawa ng ganitong law, diba? If they did this, wala nang boboto sa kanila!

    • jon galt says:

      correct.

        • Johnny Saint says:

          You agree that the rich deserve more rights when deciding/voting on the country’s leadership and policies that affect the whole nation? Isn’t that highly ELITIST?

        • Jetro C. says:

          read this comment again Johnny Saint. Taxpayers are not only the rich (aka ELITE) maraming tax payers who pays their taxes(taxes which includes but not limited to community taxes, professional taxes, income tax pati na VAT) forced and voluntary.

          I agree that people who should be heard in greater gravity should be the one who are both forced and voluntarily pay taxes.

          isa pa, marami dyan sa ating mga mamayan e di alam ang PTR o Income tax either kasi low minimum wage sila, o wala naman lisensya, worst yun iba nga e di rin nag babayad ng community tax kasi illegal settlers. so that leaves them na VAT na lang pero may VAT kahit mga goods na smuggled lang pala.

          One thing more Mr Johnny Saint, you’re question should be DO YOU THINK and not YOU AGREE… lastly, ELITIST from the root word ELITE is a group of people considered to be the best in a particular society or category, esp. because of their power, talent, or wealth…(Webster, 2013) there is no mention that being an elitist is limited to the RICH. Communication skills are important. LOL

    • Johnny Saint says:

      By the current tax structure EVERYONE already pays some form of tax upon consumption. 😉 It’s called the Value Added Tax (VAT).

      By your logic, you are giving RICH elite who pay taxes a greater voice in the running of the country. How is this equitable? You WANT Kris Aquino to have more power in the vote simply because she is rich?

      • Jetro C. says:

        hmmm iba naman yat ayun tax ng mga nag tratrabaho above minimum wage.. INCOME TAX ba yun ? hehe… ito yata yun pinakamalaking binabayaran natin e… bukod sa community tax, property tax, income tax, professional tax… hay naku

        • Johnny Saint says:

          You still have THE EXACT SAME RESULT if you use income tax. Thus is simple reasoning. With a HIGHER INCOME, you PAY HIGHER TAXES. Therefore the richer you are, by this logic, the more weight your vote carries. Is this equitable to you?

        • Johnny Saint says:

          Hay naku, Jetro! Matuto ka muna mag-isip.

        • Jetro C. says:

          Mr. Johhny Saint (?) nag iisip ako .. (ng TAMA!

          Gumagamit ka ba ng Dictionary.. income tax is from PERSONAL INCOME which does not include community taxes, yun VAT (mo), PRT at kung anu anu pa. but since this are all TAXES in category, marami ang nagbabayad ng tax or mga tax payers.

          You speak of equality, but I defend and support it. Point to ponder lang.

          Lastly, ayan ka na naman,you use put words on people’s mouth. in this case .. magbasa ka nga ng ayos, there was no mention of RIGHTS nor RICH in any of my comments… hmmm baka naman your inner thoughts are just radiating its true colors. haha.

    • Johnny Saint says:

      It’s a simple enough question. Should a blue collar worker have fewer rights than the president of the company he/she works for simply because he belongs to a lower pay scale?

    • libertas says:

      democracy is clearly wasted on you and explains why the philippines is not one

      • Gabriella says:

        I agree…it is everyone’s right to vote. If the gravity of someone’s vote is to be based on the value of their Income Tax…only the less than 10% of the population that belongs to the “truly rich” will be able to choose who to represent them.

        Not to sound condescending, but most of the people on this thread should probably waste their time voting…if the basis is the value of Income Tax…unless you’re part of the less than 10% rich of the Philippines.

  • Juan Dela Cruz says:

    To Ms. Mercado, the very same “tao” you are speaking off are the ones who voted for you, the ones who watched your cheap films, the ones who pays taxes to support high salaries in the govt.

  • Dise N. Te says:

    Ms. Lani, hindi ka dapat binoboto ng mga tao dito sa Cavite, hindi sa iyo ang pera ng Pork Barrel or PDAF, yan ay kaban ng Gobyerno at galing sa buwis ng mga tao na nagpapakahirap magtrabaho at mga kompanya na nagsusulong ng pag unlad ng bansa, dapat sa iyo ay mauntog at magising, nilukluk at binoto ka ng tao dahil sa paniniwala na makakatulong ka sa pag unlad ng bayan ng Cavite at sa pag unlad na ito ay aangat ang antas ng kabuhayan nila. Kung ang bulok mong paniniwala na binoto ka para maglustay at mag payaman, dito ka nagkakamali, ikaw at sampo ng iyong mga kapamilya at kamag anak ay makakarma sa lahat ng katiwalian mo! MAHIYA ka sa tao at higit sa lahat sa poong maykapal na pumayag sa paglukluk sa iyo dyan. Tandaan mo mas matindi ang balik ng karma sa buhay mo, dugo at pawis ng mga Filipino ang pera ng PDAF!!!

  • mona says:

    kaya nadami ang magnanakaw na politiko dahil sa mga manghihingi na hindi matanggihan sa kadahilanan namang kawalan ng boto pag ‘di napagbigyan

  • lupa says:

    lumalabas din sa bukambibig nila,.parang di ata sanay magsalita in DEFENSE MANNER,.

  • Joseph Orsos says:

    I think the word “tao” is in its general sense. This also includes local officials (barangay municipal or city officials) requesting for projects or funding of their own activities, na pag hindi mo pinagbigyan hindi ka na dadalin ng grupo nila. Though legal ang disbursement, kulang at kulang din pag pinatulan lahat ng requests ng local officials. Mas problema nila ito kaysa sa mga ordinaryong nanghihingi lang. Dun naman sa nanghihinging private individuals, i dont think it poses a real problem dahil sa totoo lang 50 or 100 pesos lang naman normally ang binibigay nila, bihira umabot ng 500 pesos. Alam din naman nila kung manggogoyo lang o totoong nangangailangan. Kaya lang sa dami ng hiningan, nakakarami rin ang mga loko. Bottom line is alisin na lang talaga ang pork barrel para makaharap sila sa purely legislative functions nila.

  • Jaybee says:

    “Beggar Culture?”

    Hay naku! Punta kayo sa Bohol at ang daming mga “Donation Boxes” (a.k.a. “Tip boxes”)on every resort there. Nakakahiyang tignan at malaman na ang mga cultural performers doon ay kumikita ng maliit sa mga resorts na ito. Kawawa naman.

  • Dinky Teruel says:

    naguguluhan ako. akala ko ang pork barrel nila ay para sa mga projects at hindi nila ma encash yun. Parang sinasabi ni Ms Lani nakukuha nila cash ang pork barrel. hhmmmmmm

  • taga Imus says:

    who we think taught lanie to come out that answer? namumuhunan para maging politko at pinagtutubuan ang pera na galing sa gobyerno.

  • Jash says:

    Stop speaking politically here. When we stop throwing words toward each other and start doing our part for the betterment of the country, everything will be put into place. The reason behind all of these (poverty, corruption) is fault-finding. Everyone is looking on each other’s fault. We can never eradicate corruption nor put an end to poverty by just saying your thoughts or lamentations here, or even slandering one another just because we don’t like his/her opinion. You must learn to look beyond your window- learn to step out of the door.

    • Rbcube520 says:

      You do not have the right to stop anybody here from speaking what he wants to say. As Voltaire have once said, “”I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. That’s our freedom of speech..

    • Joel says:

      There is a big difference between fault-finding and fact-finding. We cannot afford to turn a blind eye to this economic sabotage perpetrated by our politicians who should be looking after the welfare of the people they represent. Those who have committed these grave abuse should held accountable and prosecuted. This is as one columnist wrote is a rape of our nation.

    • Bee says:

      Ganito katatalino mga showbiz-politicians natin. Magpapalusot lang ay palpak pa.

    • Mummy Chinggay says:

      With all due respect Jash, we are not fault finding, we are expressing what we feel about this issue. I, for one, just wants to publicly air my sentiment as to how arrogantly this idiotic woman is reacting towards the issue of PDAF being abolished. I don’t give a damn as to how she handles her office, but for her to demean her constituents as if the money she’s giving to them is from her OWN POCKET, is totally revolting at NAKAKAYAMOT!!!

      And FYI, a lot of people already stepped out from their “doors” to reveal such filth Filipino politics has, but to what avail? WALA! Kasi ang mga politikong mga yan ang gagawa ng lahat ng paraan to cover up their assess because they would be fried in their own sebo if the truth will come out.

    • Rashid says:

      Did you ever do your part? choss naman na comment oo… I think we should see the big F for fault so we can eradicate the mental bullshits who’s dragging our nation to perdition.. Wala namang slander na nangyari.. lantad na nga sa TV ang kababuyan na ginawa nila,, People are just lamenting it here cause that’s the least they can do to partake that freedom of speech that they’re allowed too.. hahahehehahaho.. One should be vigilant.. There’s nothing wrong if we see their faults for that should be corrected not in a judgmental manner but in a constructive one..obviously faulty naman yung ways nila.. Pero kung crab mentality ang ipapairal natin ibang usapan yun..Gets mo? Kung “FAULTY” ang pamamaraan nila then that should be eradicated dahil yan ang source ng lahat ng kababuyan na nangyayri dito sa bansa natin politically speaking..Ikaw anu bang ginawa mo right after you looked beyond your window?

  • chico ramirez says:

    isa pa iyan lani mercado isa pang bulok na politician pareho ng asawa niya.

  • ces says:

    Congressmen and Congresswomen, you should teach people to catch fish instead of just handing them dole outs. People would never ever learn if they can get their needs by just begging for alms. Can’t rely on other people for our own sustenance. People should learn the value of hard work. Concentrate on passing bills that would enable the Filipino people. Scrap the pork barrel! Only you, politicians, are benefiting from it.

  • edgardo says:

    Tanong kay Lani Mercado:

    Kanina ka nanghingi ng pabor noong ikaw ay kumandidato bilang kongresista?

  • efren says:

    Ang problema sa mga politician kapag nabuko ay kong sino sino ang itinuturo bakit ayaw ninyong magpakatao.Kong mabuti ang inyong gawain ay hinde kayo damay. Shame on you Lani and to Bong revilla you stole the trust of the people through your great lies.

  • vincent agbayani says:

    Think before you open your mouth Lanie.

  • John B says:

    Take a guess at who I was talking about in my most recent blog?

  • Dirch says:

    It seems that this simple minded politician’s idea of public spending is taking money from taxpayers then giving it to whoever she chooses. Seriously, what the fuck?

  • ineng says:

    ibig mong sabihin, ang binibigay mong pera sa mga taong nanghihingi sa iyo ay galing sa PDAF??

    e, nasaan ba IQ mo? kung magbibigay ka, dapat galing sa sarili mong bulsa kasi iba ang pinaglalaanan ng PDAF!

  • ES says:

    Lanie just one word please stop judging.

  • jose dela cruz says:

    Sps. Revilla: You give people money, yes its true. But its not out of generosity. It is in exchange for their vote. And it’s not your money you gave away it’s taxpayers’ money. Huli na kayo magpapalusot pa.

  • Setting It Straight says:

    the pork barrel, and Filipinos’ squatter mentality

    Filipino Squatter Mentality? Let’s not make it appear as if that is innate to the Filipino. Historically, the foreign colonizers were the first ones who taught this nation what squatting on a grand scale is. To colonize and usurp kingdoms is an acquired trait we got from no less than the English folks, the French, the Americans, the Spaniards, the Japanese, the Chinese etc.

    Abraham Lincoln is a notable example. In 1862, Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, also previously vetoed by President Buchanan. It eventually gave away 420,000 square miles – 10% of all American land – to squatters.

    The CARP Law recognizes a squatter as a tenant if the land he squatted on was developed and tilled by him and it was abandoned and neglected formerly.

    Prior to those, almost all the lands were squatted upon by the Spaniards and their churchmen and their families and cronies.

    Who is the squatter then? Doesn’t the land (being a finite resource relative to population size) belong to the whole citizenry and the State reserves the right to regulate and distribute the same if it becomes necessary (under the Philippine Constitution)?

  • John says:

    I thought you’re running the government position so you can help the poor Filipino people. This is what you promised during the election campaign. Shame on you, shame all Politicians. You’re judgement day are coming, you maybe save from the law of the land because of money & power but in the eyes of God, you’re not.

  • chico ra says:

    Bring them all to justice from the higher up to the lowest leader

  • chico ra says:

    i CANT STAND THE WAY eNRILE AND jINGGOY, rEVILLA SMILE WITH A SMIRK ON EVERY PHOTOS LIKE SAYING…i dont give a fuck to all of you out there> we got the money> s>

  • Makmud says:

    Ang mukha mo Mrs. Lannie Mercado ay makapal pa kay Janet Napoles. Hinde nyo trabaho ang ipamigay ang PORK BARREL funds. Kung wala kayong ibibigay huwag kayong magbigay. BASURA ka at ang asawang mo na si BONG REVILLA utak baboy!

  • Makmud says:

    ARTISTA pagpumasok sa politika MAGNANAKAW!

  • Pepe says:

    REVILLA pamilya ng MAGNANAKAW! BOYCOTT all their TV Shows!

  • Bantay Bayan says:

    Lani Mercado-Revilla is sooo INSENSITIVE! Your husband is the Biggest Beneficiary or the Highest Gainer of the PORK BARREL SCAM W/ NAPOLES! Pwede ba, mahiya ka naman sa mga sinabi mo?

  • michaela de villa says:

    Poor Lani. Her true colors came out without even trying. So beware taxpayers! Our money is being used by the likes of this stupid girl to get more votes. Thought she is one intelligent girl. Lulusot lang nagpakatanga pa.

  • abel austria says:

    since when should congresspersons be doling out money, theyre not elected to dole out money! as others suggested “dont give fish …|” instead find ways to create living…

  • Maria Razon says:

    Wag kayong manghihingi ng tax!!!

  • Ang tawag sa dispalinghadong kamalayan ay “deluded disconnection.” walang katumbas na translation sa tagalog o Filipino/Pilipino ‘to. Sa mga pusakal, sinungaling at bulag sa kamalayan ng kanang bahagi ng utak, walang masama sa ginagawa niya. Bagkos, pakinabang sa
    sarili ang udyok ng pagkatao (na hindi makatao.)Ganun din marahil ang kamalayan ng mga
    bumuboto para sa mga tao’ng ito.

  • Macel says:

    Kapal ng mukha mo sabihin gusto mo lang maging mabuting tagapaglingkod. Mabuti ba yong nakawin nyo pera ng taong bayan. Ginawa nyo pa ng asawa mong magnanakaw na patakbuhin anak nyo para ano magnakaw din? Dina na kayo naawa sa dami ng taong nagugutom samantalng kayo nagpapasasa sa mga ninakaw nyo.

  • melissa says:

    Kung ang pagtingin niyo sa pork barrel ay panghihingi lamang, then may mali sa perspective niya sa serbisyo. This is very alarming. Sounds like she’s fed up with her life. Maybe you need to de-stress girl. It’s not helping you at all when you comment publicly with this personal rant.

  • babe the gallant pig says:

    The values of the Revillas. E sila ngang magkakapatid nagpapatayan literally dahil sa pera diba.
    This stupid LANI MERCADO at silang lahat. Babalik din sa kanila ginagagawa nila. It’s not just the tax payer’s money but the hand to mouth toiling farmers.

  • Jean-Jin says:

    The PDAF is taxpayer’s money that must be used to fund projects that will uplift the conditions of the poor and marginalized. It is not for congressmen/women to dole out to their constituents like “utang na loob pa ng mga tao binibigyan sila ng kanilang mga dapat taga-paglingkod.” Lani Mercado’s public service sucks!

  • Jonathan Justo says:

    Typical politician na medyo kulang sa aral. You really can catch a fish through their mouth!

    The real problem is that people stop caring for others.

  • hoolyo says:

    lani mercado ….shame on you

  • Juan dela Cruz says:

    Eh bakit pa sila nagserbisyo sa bayan?? Ano sila taga hawak ng pera natin, nakup!
    Dapat mag ka isa tayong mga nakakaintimdi at nakakahalata., nahalata na sila.. Impluwensyahan natin yung mga hindi nkakaintindi..

  • Juan dela Cruz says:

    Mga taga Cavite.. Gising! Isip nyo mga anak nyo

  • Juan dela Cruz says:

    Mga taga Cavite..Gising! Halata na sila,. kawawa naman mga anak natin., mga anak nila makikinabang..

  • Juan dela Cruz says:

    Taga Cavite… Gising! Halata na sila.. Kawawa naman mga anak natin… mga anak nila sobra sa luho..

  • soniaferrer says:

    Nakakagigil na ang Revilla family na ito.Mga ganid sa pera ng bayan!!! Ang isa dawit sa pork barrel,at ang isang ito napaghahalata na hindi bukal sa loob ang pagtulong sa publiko.Baka marami narin pera to sa ibang Bansa Wala man lng tayo kamalay- Malay.Baka mala napoles at marcos na rin to Grabe.

  • efren says:

    Sana si Lani at Bong Revilla ay hinde umatend sa peacefull rally ng mga taxpayer kong hinde baka mapahiya lang sila.
    Yang si Bong Revilla ay napaka balimbing at napakasinungalin una hinde niya kilala si Napoles at ngayon naman ay sumang ayon kay Noynoy na alisin na ang PDAF grabe ang Familyang ito pati mga anak ay hinuhubog para maging corrupt. Truly you can scape to this lawless world but one thing you dont know there is one judge to come to judge even every inch of our hair. His wrath is already at the door of the senate and congress.

  • Leb says:

    Ang prangkahangng pagtukoy ni Lani ukol sa paghingi ng tao ng pera ay patunay lamang na tuloy ang pag-iral ng direktamenteng pag-gamit ng pera bilang parte ng pagiging liderato pulitiko sa ating bansa.

    Hindi ako nagulat dahil walang bago sa sinabi ni Lani. Ang aking ikinagulat at ikinagalit na rin ay ang pag-amin n’ya mismo sa isang bulok na akto na dapat siya at ang kanyang kabiyak na si Bong ang unang-unang sumusupil.

    Meron bang mga taga-Cavite dito na sumusuporta kay Lani at Bong? Tinanong ko ‘yan para naman merong sasagot o sasalag sa mga puna na nailathala na dito. Para balance. Kung wala naman, hanggang d’yan na lamang ang aking kumento ukol sa isyung ‘yan.

  • ice says:

    Kapal ng mukha nito..e kasama pa nga pangalan ng asawa mo sa kumukurakot,may gana ka pang umarte ng ganyan..isip isp din.public service ang pinasok mo,hindi yan private company na pang sarili mong kita lang ang ini expect mo..

  • Ulan At Araw says:

    Halatang halata na kaya lang tumakbo e para magdagdagan ang kita ng pamilyang Revilla mula sa PDAF. Kaya siguro mainit ang ulo, nabunyag na si Napoles.

    At least ang mga mahihirap, humihingi.

    E yung asawa mo Lani, nangungupit nang di nagpapaalam!

  • nening says:

    ang kapal nang mukha moh Lani Merkado-Revilla eh binoto kayo nang taong bayan para mag serbisyo publiko kayo hindi para mag nakaw sabihin moh pa nah wag mag hingi ang tao sa inyo bakit sariling mong pera ang ibinigay moh sa taong bayan…kaya walang asenso ang Pilipinas kasi ang nasa isip nyo ay nakaw sa pera nang tao..ang Pilipinas pataas ang presyo nang bilihin taas,ang gasolina taas,ang tax malaki ang kaltas sa mga workers pero ang sahod hindi tumaas…dapat sa inyo litsonin kagaya ni napoles lahat nang loho nang pamilyo nyo pera nang taong bayan..mahiya kayo…..

  • nel says:

    Well ibig niang sabihin ung pinamigay niang pera noong election came from pork barrel , so lahat na gastos nila noong election galing pala sa pork barrel. Malinaw mga kababayan. Guilty , oust Lani …

  • Juan De La Cruz says:

    Ang asawa nya na si Senator Bong ay hindi daw kilala si Napoles pero may kuha sila na nasa you tube na magkasama at masaya. Sa totoo lang wala naman significant changes sa Bacoor Cavite buhat ng naging congress woman si madam Lani. Sa ngayon, ma traffic pa rin at sumobra ang baha. Sa infrastructures, Hindi rin nadagdagan ang mga public schools, wala rin hospital na itayo, at sa mga barangay ay hindi nag improve ang mga services. Palagay ko hindi na sila mananalo maganak sasusunod na election.

  • Mummy Chinggay says:

    Excuse me Madam Lani Mercado, kung hingian lang ang pinag-uusapan, MAY RIGHT ang constituents mong “humingi” sa’yo! After all that’s the peoples money… TAXPAYERS MONEY to be exact!

    Hay naku, so revolting!!! Naging politiko lang nangamoy sebo ka na rin madam. Tsk tsk tsk… please try to realign yourself sa totoo mong duties as a Congresswoman because not everything about your office is about PDAF! Ikaw mismo ang nagpababa sa mga kababayan mo!

  • putang ina nyo revilla family says:

    fak u kayo…pakyu kung hnd nyo naintindihan…

  • dtbjr says:

    “Basta! Huwag lang sa amin humingi ang tao!” The Filipino people will remember you forever for this LANI MERCADO and your children and your children’s children will take this with them for generations to come. May God have mercy on your soul! There are things better left unsaid. Unfortunately you will never be able to take it back and not even you Dad’s agimat will work here.It’s a shame. Totally tactless and in very poor taste. Your husband stealing billions and being caught blatantly lying and trying to cover it up by carrying out a stupid investigation to verify the signatures which further confirms his stupidity and it should have been more than enough reason for you to shut up. You ended up rubbing it in and insult the Filipino people further.

    • sakristan says:

      ipinamimigay ang pork barrel? sa gusto nilang bigyan? Santa Claus na pamunuan ng bayan. lahat ba ng Tax payer nakikinabang sa ibibigay nyong pork barrel? sabwat ang mga buayang mga nanunungkulan sa lipunan para legal nyong manakaw ang pera ng pilipinas! Matalino kayo! kayo lang! matagal nyo ng niloloko ang mga alilang pilipino! bawal mag mura pero tang ina halang ang kaluluwa!

  • jhanade says:

    hndi ako npanig kina lani pero kya cgro xa gnyan kc marami tao nahingi ng tulong sknya may kakilala ako nabinigyan nya ng ginancial assitance worth 100k pirma nya lng un wala na binayaran pa sana limitahan lang ung pagbbgay ng pondo ng bayan i-itemize pra alam san nppubta ndi sa bulsa.

    • LORA SIAN says:

      sa totoo lang!lumang gimik na yang kunwari ibang tao ang gagamitin at pirmahan,100k?? si lani mercado pa rin ang nakinabang nyan hehehe..

    • Warla says:

      Mali naman ata na ipamigay ang taxpayer’s money sa bawat taong lalapit sa kanya at hihingi ng pera. This kind of mentality just cultivates beggars and free-loaders. 100k? Eh kung pinondo nalang yan sa mga livelihood programs or skills training ng mga tao edi sana maraming nakinabang.

      Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

      • ImpalerTriumphant says:

        Indeed, lalo na’t pinaghirapan ng middle class iyan. Ipapamigay lang sa mga mahihirap? Fuck the poor. They’re moochers. Yung i-alleviate ng gobyerno, yun dapat mga nagsusumikap mabuhay, the taxpayers, the workers. Yung mga kumikita talaga.

    • zsazsing says:

      yes andun na tayo nakatulong sya.. pero kasi yun words na binitawan nya eh panunumbat ..kaya madami nagalit sa kanya … it’s true that there are words better left unsaid or sana –
      Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
      ~Napoleon Hill

  • Noel Garcia says:

    Hoy Lanie Mercado and Bong Revilla Mga MAGNANAKAW sa kaban ng sambayanan. Putang ina mo Lanie. Kung makuha ka Lang ng mga Abusayaff iiyutin ka pati pwet mo bibirahin. Sana magka cancer ka sa Dodo mo at si Bong sa Prostate para ilabas nyo mga ninakaw nyo. Yung mga mansion mo Saan galing yan pers Ha? Yung vote buying nyo Saan galing yan PERA Ha? Putang ina nyo Lanie and Bong. Mga Magnanakaw!!!!!!!

  • micah says:

    bakit..asan na ba yung mga nkalaan n budget para sa bacoor..bakit wala pa ring pagbabago dito? kinukurakot nyo yung para sa mga tao e

    • sakristan says:

      Boy ang Pork Barrel ay salaping pera ng bayan! doon kinukuha ang project na type nilang ipagaw! si Napoles eh NGO para legal na maging payroll ang 200 million pondo. Matalino diba?
      di lalabas si Napoles kasi ang sangkot mga binoto nating official para legal na mangorakot ng legal. Juan si Juan bobo bobo! at si napoles lang at pamunuang bayan ang matalino… Pork Barrel..
      sa tagalog.. Baboy Na bareles ng kwarta ng pilipinas!

  • Juan Pasan Krus says:

    MAGNANAKAW FAMILY INCORPORATED!!!!!

  • I'm not a fan says:

    Amoy sebo kayo pare-pareho. Kailangang i-axion ang buong kongreso. Kung ayaw mong mag-bigay, huwag ka ring manghingi pag election. Sila ang mga bumoto sayo. BS ka!

  • tao says:

    tama lang tanggalin yang pork barrel n yang qng totoo nga na jan bumabawi ang mga pulitiko s mga ginagastos pg eleksyon ewan q nlang kung magpatayan pa yang mga yan para manalo at ang mga tatakbo malamang ung mga taong nrarapat sa katungkulan at nais talagang makatulong sa bayan kahit manggaling pa sa sarili nyang bulsa. . .

  • zsazsing says:

    To madame Lani, here are some meaningful quotes for you to learn:

    A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
    ~Paul Wellstone

    First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
    ~Epictetus

    Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
    ~Laurence J. Peter

    Think before you speak is criticism’s motto; speak before you think, creation’s.
    ~E. M. Forster

    It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.
    ~Karl Popper

    You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
    ~William Congreve

    It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.
    ~Sophocles

  • CK says:

    Hey you with a big mole in your hideous forehead: you are seated where you are today as you were elected by the citizens to SERVE them. You probably are forgetting that WE (from form of paying taxes) pay YOU in order to serve us rightly and not let your ppl even come to a point where they would “ask” for very basic necessities like health care and proper education in the first place! If you fucktards cared a lil bit more for your people, with proper use of taxes, we would probably never ask for a single dime from you. It is your fuck***ng job!!! And if u cant take it, switch careers back to being a porn actress that you were on your younger years!!!

  • oci says:

    Kabago-bago pa lang, puro sebo na ang ulo!!!

  • Nick says:

    Very important lesson learned from this Pork Barrel scandal…Filipinos need to be more intelligent, smarter,wise and vigilant voters! These CROOKS will not be in the government offices without the VOTERS! Ironical but true..actors & actresses acts and earn & politics is just like a movie for them. The Revillas and estradas are by-products of the same bloodstream from generations to generations. Enrile had been a corrupt and dishonest politician. Honasan is worst. Lani Mercado is a joke…what credentials that she have to know legislations and government but she learns from Family..a deceiving smile to the public equals 1 vote. The Revilla Son who’s born irresponsible will also serve and handle a gargantuan Responsibility for the people? WAKE UP Filipinos!!! Change the way you vote before its too late! Vote Intelligently!!!We the People are the ones who place these Corrupt,GREEDY,selfish,hypocrites in the office! Time to change for a greater Philippines! God Bless Us All!!!

  • demagkarab says:

    So alam na natin kung sino talaga ang mga dapat iluklok sa kongreso at sa senado. Kasi kapag may sumisingaw na baho may nabubulok.

  • BlueStreak says:

    Okay… So please resign from your post. Its the people’s money and you just said its not in OUR RIGHT to get it from you! STUPID WOMAN!

  • babyboy says:

    PUTANG INA NYO MGA REVILLA. MGA MAGNANAKAW AT CORRUPT. MAGNAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN YAN LANG ANG MOTIBO NYO MGA DEMONYO KAYA KAYO TUMAKBO SA PULITIKA. MAHIYA KAYO. NAGPAPAKASASA KAYO SA PINAGHIRAPAN NG TAONG BAYAN AT YUNG MGA MAHIHIRAP LALONG NAGHIHIRAP!!

  • Bon says:

    Gunggong ka Lani Mercado! Nung kampanya sa eleksyon bigay ka na nang bigay ng pera sa mga tao para ihalal ka. Ngayong nahalal ka na at hihingi ang mga tao sa ‘yo, ganyan pala ang sasabihin mo. Napakagago mo! Tarantado! Unang-una isipin mo pera ng mga taxpayers ang ninanakaw nyo at kunwari binibigay nyong tulong para sa pangalan nyo. Bobo at boba talaga kayong mga Revilla ba’t kayo ang nakaupo sa di nararapat na para sa inyo. Mapagsamantalang mga tao kayo! Wala ka bang video scandal din ba?

  • bacoor 25 says:

    Salamat ng marami at nakita namin ng maaga ang totoong kulay ni Senator Bong at ang kanyang maybahay na si Lani Mercado. Sa inyong palagay bakit gustong tumakbong politiko ng mga iyan… magserbisyo ba sa bayan??? Magkano ang pork barrel ng Senador…200 million pesos, ang congresswoman 70 million pesos, ang Mayor ??? at ang vice governor ??? aba malaki-laki rin iyan.. nung tumakbong congresswoman si lani mercado, si Strike sa pagka-mayor, si Jolo sa pagka-vice gobernor at si Bong sa pagka- senator, di ba malaki-laki kasi sa pagkakaalam ko kung hindi sila ng vote buying eh talo sila dyan sa Bacoor. Bawi na, tubo pa sila… aba palitan na!!! May nakita naman tayong pinanggalingan ng pera nila… Yung McDonald sa may St. Dominic Hospital, Yung sabungan at Pagcor sa may Bacoor, yung Jolibee sa molino blvd na lahat sa bulsa nila napupunta. Kaya Sana sa susunod na halalan wala nang mananalong Revilla at Bautista sa Bacoor. Kunin na sana kayo ni Lord!!! WALANG MAG-AABULOY!!!

  • taxpayer ako says:

    Tama pa rin si lani.. dapat talagang matuto ang tao na huwag manghingi… lahat na lng ng tamad namahihirap, nakatanghod sa limos ng mga pulitiko…

  • Mukangdamo says:

    Huwag humingi ang tao? hindi kami hihingi sa mga ninakaw nyo potang ina ka.. sa bunganga mo rin nanggaling na guilty kau mga potang ina kau.. obvious na obvious mga artista sumisiksik sa politiko para magnakaw.. tatakbo daw sila para tutulong sa taong bayan, e buhay nyo nga hindi nyo matulungan tao buong bansa pa kaya? never ako bumuto sa mga kurakot na yan mga artista ang alam mag pa cute wala naman alam.. LECHE!!

  • james says:

    Kung hindi ka makakatulong ng walang “Pork Barrel”, bumaba ka sa pwesto mo. Hindi mukhang pera ang mga bumoto sayo. Talaga lang nagangailangan. Babaeng amoy “SEBO”.

  • james says:

    Kaya pala di tumatanggap ng sweldo sa Senado ang asawa mo, eh me mas malaki palang pinagkaka-kitaan. Ang yabang pang mag-sabi na sa pag-aartista lang kinukaha ang income nya. “Kapal nyo.”

  • orib says:

    Moral lesson sa mga taong di marunong mag-isip bago magsalita.

    “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

    …or much better to zip or pig’s mouth, you swine…you!

  • gagolito mapolon says:

    PUTANG INAMO KURAKOT KA BINOTO KAPA NAMIN D2 SA CAVITE MAGNANAKAW KA LANG PALA LAKI PA NG HAWS NYO S AYALA, ALABANG !! SHIT KA !!! RESIGN !!!

    • domo says:

      Bakit mo pa kasi binoto? Oh I get it. Because she’s a popular showbiz celebrity. Next time learn to vote very wisely. Look on their great achievements first and not on their fame.

      • oscar says:

        dalawa na tayo dyan tomo… iyan ang dahilan kung bakit ang bansa natin e ganito.. kasi maraming nagdaang eleksyon e mukhang mga tanga at gago ang nakakarami sa atin, tapos sila pa ang ang maiingay sa kanga-ngawa.. ISANG ARAW LANG NAMAN PARA MALINIS NATIN ANG MGA DUMI ng mga pulitikong iyan.. ISANG ARAW BAWAT ELEKSYON…

        • bangonbayan says:

          Tama! Isang araw na pagboto sa eleksyon, isang araw lang. So matuto na tayong mga Pinoy sa pagpili ng iluluklok sa pwesto. Tignan ang mga mabubuting nagawa sa bayan. Tingnan din ang moral ng politiko at moral ng kanyang pamilya. Ang iyong pagboto ang maaaring magbigay ng libre ng gamot sa mga maysakit (Katulad sa Canada). Yung mga taxes natin ay mapupunta sa tamang pangangailangan ng nakakarami at hindi ng iilan. Kaya Juan dela Cruz, gumising ka na….. please!!!

  • Tax payer says:

    Lani please tell Bong Revilla to stop his lies instead return all his loot dahil pera yan ng taong bayan.

  • Tax payer says:

    Lani kong wala kang maisip na solution sa katuparan ng mga scholar mo ay mas maige mag resign kana pati na ang mga kasama mong addict sa PDAF. Your oil is soaking on the congress floor.

  • pigrevilla says:

    Get lost you pathetic pig(female pi that is). the revillas are all pigs. i may sound judgemental, but yes, THE REVILLAS ARE PIGS….

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  • Genesis santos says:

    Wag manghihingi kaya nga kau binoto ng mga tao para maasahan kau pgdating ng panahon. D kmi mnghihingi para ano? Masolo nyo lng mga kinurakot nyo! Kapal nmn ng mga mukha idol p nmn kita dhil mala anghel abg mikha mo pero tuso pla kalooban mo! Wala k nmn alam sa Pulitika ewan ko lng din bkit k nananalo kapal ng mga mukha nyo!

  • taxpayer says:

    Well, what comes from the heart will come out from the mouth. Her true color unveil. So meaning, she would never extend help if the money comes from her own pocket. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!

  • Daiyee says:

    Kaputa putahan kang impakta ka! Ang kapal ng muka mo! dapat lang ikulong ang demonyo mong asawa at ginatasan nyo ang taong bayan! dami nyong drama kayo na nga nagnakaw!Bumaba ka na sa puwesto!!!! mga magnanakaw!

  • mariafe legaspi says:

    eh talaga namang walang silbi ang babaeng yan eh.nagtataka nga ako bakit nanalo yan sa cavite. titingnan mong maamo kuno ang mukha pero salbahe yan. lagi yang nakasimangot pag me humihingi ng tulong sa kanila. salbahe yang babaeng yan.

  • CHIN says:

    booooom KULONG!HAHAHAHA.. gamitin mo ang iyong AGiMAT para mkalabas ka sa kulongan iDOL na magnanakaw !

  • CHIN says:

    ANSABEEEEH? .. May facebook k nmn cguro ?!.. KAPAL KASi MUKHA Nio.. kaya kc nag_aartista kc gustong pumasok sa politika! at pag pumasok sa politika .. siempre maraming boboto kc sikat .. at pag nanalo magnanakaw nlng .. kulang paba naipon nio sa pag-aartista? kc pati kaban ng bayan ninanakawan niyo pa! … BOOOOM ALiS!! alis sa puwesto!

  • CHIN says:

    gaya ng MOViES MO .. BATAS SA BATAS .. kaya ngayon IKAW ang GiNUGWARDYAHAN from ur movie na BODYGUARD.. MASAYA bang kasama ang ipis at daga ???????? magDUSA KA BRAD.. HAHA

  • CHIN says:

    YOURE REALLY SUCH A TiGER in CAViTE .. HAHAHA ngayun TIGRE KA NA NASA SELDA .. masyado kasing mabangiss .. hahaha.BOBOY TiBAYAN NA ‘TO!since nagdala ka ng bible dyan sa kulongan .. magROSARYO KANA! ALYAS POGi!

  • araj says:

    sabi ng iba, pumili daw ng taong dapat iboto sa eleksyon para umunlad ang bansa. Madaling sabihin pero mahirap gawin? Bakit? Kasi puro trapo, bobo ang lahat ng tumatakbo sa eleksyon. No choice eh. . .sana next time me tumakbo namang matino, matalino, street smart, at may prinsipyo sa ating bansa para naman may mailuklok kaming matino sa gobyerno!

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