The FEM Regime in Facts and Figures

The Filipino’s average income (measured as GDP per capita) in 1985 was less than what it was 12 years before (1973). All the growth during the Martial Law period was washed out, with Juan and Juana de la Cruz holding a much-depleted income bag. And it would take the Philippines until 2002 to regain the real per capita income levels it was enjoying before the collapse.
(Good grief.Golden years?)

Knowledge is Power

Reader, if you want to find out for yourself the truth about the Marcos dictatorship and/or whether or not those years could be considered “GOLDEN YEARS” as far as the Philippine economy and its polity are concerned, there are two documents that will give you very hard evidence on the matter, and which are available on the internet.

A Slap on the Face

PBBM’s appointment of Romeo Lumagui, Jr. as head of the BIR is a slap in the face of the Filipino people. It is a declaration of intent: he will act in his best interests, not in the best interests of the people, and of the country.

Justice Delayed (and Confused) – Part II

The Sandiganbayan showed Justice delayed, denied, confused, biased and wasteful. Navy Case 1: In 19 yrs., SB convicted 1 low-level Navy officer & 2 civilians, out of 45-57 original accused officers of much higher rank, many at large. Case II was for 2.5 million and after 5 years produced one guilty officer who died before having to serve an 18-year jail sentence.

Justice Delayed – Part I

[I]t took 9 years (28 minus 19) for the government to bring the case to court, and 19 years for the SB to hear and decide on it. Now that is what you call a snail’s pace. Compare this with what the Speedy Trial Act of 1998 requires…a total of 225 days by law versus 19 years in reality.

Pussyfooting Around the President

Who are the pussyfooters? Senators of the Republic. If their actions only affected themselves, there would be no problem. But other people were hurt in the process. The country was hurt in the process. Ironically, even PBBM has been hurt in the process.