The CIA and Ninoy

Posted 11/18/2009 by michaelborja
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Makes you wonder about the assassination of the late Philippine Senator…

CIA murdered Ninoy

Twenty six years had past but the enigma on the assassination of Ninoy remained undecoded.

Who killed Ninoy?

Conventional knowledge dominates saying it was the late President Marcos who plotted it as he was the obvious culprit during that era. But come to think of it, Marcos, proven politically genius by our history is unlikely to commit such an atrocity because he knew fingers will point at him.

Prior to that clutter event, Malacañang was keeping behind close doors because of Marcos illness. During that time, he was suffering from Lupus erythematosus, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. In his case, his malady focused on his kidneys. Marcos then was so ill that it is not feasible for him to plan the assassination.

Then, who killed Ninoy?

Theories arised pointing CIA. The CIA has been involved in the in the toppling of free world leaders.  Their modus operandi is to hide in the name of liberal democracy but it was the contrary. To mention some, the CIA was involved in the exile of Batista and the installation of Fidel Castro in the first communist country in the American continent. They set up Somoza for murder and assisted the Sandinitas in the Commu-Naziizing of Nicaragua. They set up the Shah of Iran for expulsion, spearheaded the assassination of Diem in Vietnam, and the Prime Minister of Italy in 1978.

The Aquino assassination was intended to murder Marcos politically and surrender the sovereignty of the Philippines to the “socialite socialists”. The US had had enough of Marcos, and they thought of discrediting him. For some reasons like the US didn’t like Marcos negotiated for the Amendment of the 1947 Military Bases Agreement (MBA). During his first visit in the US on September 1966, the MBA lease for 99 years was reduced to 25 years then further reduced to five years making the Philippines acquire its “final liberation”. Another is the sending of medical aides instead of military troops for US during the Vietnam War. In the case of Aquino, they had no reservation in removing him from their way to advance the cause of the world government.
Cory took the presidency, becoming in control of everything after the Martial Law but seemed didn’t take the feat to look at different angles and uncover the truth. This means only two things, either the Aquinos have given up all hope on the case, or they have been lying between their teeth. What are they hiding?

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More Marcos Accomplishments

Posted 11/18/2009 by michaelborja
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More on Marcos Accomplishments

Infrastructure development is one of the achievements of Marcos Administration, infrastructures that were unprecedented in the history of our country. These are Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts Theatre, Philippine International Convention Center, Makiling Center for the Arts (National Arts Center), Malacañang ti Amianan in Laoag, Nayong Pilipino, Museum for Native Art in Tacloban, and Palace in the Sky.  These projects provided venue for the Filipinos to highlight cultural heritage, propagate arts and culture, and generate tourism.

Also, during Marcos time, great concern on public health was exhibited. Specialty hospitals like the Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center, Kidney Institute, and Philippine Children Hospital. These hospitals opened access to the nation’s best doctors.  Unfortunately, it is more than three decades now after his term but there is no specialty hospital has been built.

More road networks and bridges were constructed during his time. Our first modern Toll-way, the Manila North Diversion Road, precursor of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex), the Marcos Highway to Baguio increased the City’s income, and the San Juanico Bridge that links the islands of Samar and Leyte were constructed through his spectacular civil-works program.

These infrastructure are just diminutive compared to the holistic scheme -–increasing GNP, literacy and life expectancy, he designed to attain development fully.

Although Marcos  was branded as dictator, corrupt, human rights violator  by fictional tales passed on from generation to generation and his achievements were expunged subtly by the manipulation of mass media and vindictiveness of the administration that succeeded him, the impacts of his interventions remained and are undeniably germane part of our country’s system.

The Zeitgeist

Posted 11/01/2009 by michaelborja
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How does the economy run? You will be surprised on the nature of money. Check this out…

Interesting Topic: Marcos Deserted Accomplishments

Posted 10/22/2009 by michaelborja
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Marcos

There’s a section on Marcos’ deserted accomplishments. I’ll repost the ones i find interesting:

I. Food sufficiency
A. Green Revolution
Production of rice was increased through promoting the cultivation of IR-8 hybrid rice. In 1968 the Philippines became self-sufficient in rice, the first time in history since the American period. It also exported rice worth US$7 million.
B. Blue Revolution
Marine species like prawn, mullet, milkfish, and golden tilapia were being produced and distributed to farmers at a minimum cost. Today, milkfish and prawns contribute substantially to foreign exchange income.
C. Liberalized Credit
More than one thousand rural banks spread all over the country resulting to the accessibility of credit to finance purchase of agricultural inputs, hired labor, and harvesting expenses at very low interest rate. During 1981-1985, credit was available without interest and collateral arrangements. Some of the credit programs were the ff:
1. Biyayang Dagat (credit support for fishermen)
2. Bakahang Barangay –supported fattening of 40,000 head of cattle in farmer backyards
3. Masaganang Maisan, Maisagana, and Expanded Yellow Corn Program –supported 1.4 Million farmers through P4.7 Billion loans from 1975-1985
4. Gulayan sa Kalusugan and Pagkain ng Bayan Programs –provided grants and loans of P12.4 Million to encourage backyard and communal production of vegetables and improve nutrition of Filipino households
5. Kilusang Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran (KKK)—supported 25,000 entrepreneurial projects through P1.8 Billion and helping 500,000 beneficiaries
D. Decontrol Program
Price control polices were implemented on rice and corn to provide greater incentive to farmers to produce more. Deregulation of trading in commodities like sugar and coconut and agricultural inputs like fertilizer were done for more efficient marketing and trading arrangements.

II. Education Reform
Access to free education widened during the Marcos Administration. The biggest portion of the budget was allotted for Educational Programs (P58.7 Billion in 20 years). The literacy rate climbed from 72% in 1965 to 93% in 1985 and almost 100% in Metro Manila on the same year.

III. Agrarian Reform
Tenant’s Emancipation Act of 1972 or PD 27 was implemented without bloodshed. This was the first Land Reform Code our country. Since it was implemented until December 1985, 1.2 million farmers benefited, either they became the owner or leaseholder in more than 1.3 million hectares of rice and corn lands.

IV. Primary Health Care
The Primary Health Care (PHC) Program made medical care accessible to millions of Filipinos in the remotest barrios of the country. This program was even awarded by United Nations as the most effective and most responsive health program among the third world countries. With PHC life expectancy increased from 53.7 years in 1965 to 65 years in 1985. Infant mortality rate also declined from 73 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1965 to 58 in 1984.

V. Housing for the masses
Bagong Lipunan Improvement of Sites and Services (BLISS) Housing project had expanded the government’s housing program for the low-income group. Massive slum upgrading projects have improved to 14,000 lots in 1985 from 2,500 in 1976. The Tondo foreshore, for instance, is one of the biggest and most miserable slum colonies in Asia was transformed into a decent community. A total of 230,000 housing units were constructed from 1975-1985.
The laws on socialized housing were conceptualized by President Marcos through a series of legal issuances from the funding, the lending, mortgaging and to the collection of the loans. These are governed by the Home Mutual Development Fund (Pag-Ibig Fund), the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) and the National Home Mortgage Finance which remain intact up to the present

VI. Energy Self-Reliance
Indigenous energy sources were developed like hydro, geothermal, dendrothermal, coal, biogas and biomass. The country became the first in Asia to use dendrothermal and in five years we became number two, next to US, in geothermal utilization. The extensive energy resource research and exploration and development resulted to reduction of oil imports from 100% in 1965 to 40% in 1985 and in the same year, more than 1,400 towns and cities were fully energized.

VII. Export Development
During 1985 textile and textile products like garments and embroideries, furniture and rattan products, marine products like prawns and milkfish, raw silk, shoes, dehydrated and fresh fruits were exported aside from the traditional export products like coconut, sugar, logs, lumber and veneer. The maritime industry was also dominated by Filipinos wherein 50,000 seamen were employed by various world shipping companies.

VIII. Labor Reform
The Labor code was promulgated which expanded the concerns of the Magna Carta of Labor to extend greater protection to labor, promote employment, and human resource development. The minimum wages of the workers were boosted through the guaranteed 13th month pay and cost of living allowances. Employment potentials of Filipinos were enhanced through skills training. During that time, there were 896,000 out-of-school youths and unemployed graduated from various training centers all over the country.

IX. Unprecedented Infrastructure Growth
The country’s road network had improved from 55,778 kilometers in 1965 to 77,950 in five years (1970), and eventually reached 161,000 kilometers in 1985. Construction of irrigation facilities was also done that made 1.5 million hectares of land irrigated and increased the farmer’s harvest and income. In addition, nationwide telecommunication systems—telephone systems, telex exchange too centers, and interprovincial toll stations were also built.

X. Political Reform
The structure of government established by President Marcos remains substantially the same except the change of name, inclusive of superficial features in laws, to give a semblance of change from that of President Marcos regime.
The only significant department that was abolished after the departure of President Marcos was the Department of Ministry of Human Settlements under Imelda Romualdez Marcos. It was dismantled but the functions were distributed to different offices.

XII. Fiscal Reform
Government finances were stabilized by higher revenue collections and loans from treasury bonds, foreign lending institutions and foreign governments.

XI. Peace and Order
In 1966, more than 100 important smugglers were arrested; in three years 1966-68 they arrested a total of 5,000. Military men involved in smuggling were forced to retire. Peace and order significantly improved in most provinces however situations in Manila and some provinces continued to deteriorate until the imposition of martial law in 1972.

What ever happened to these? Did the suceeding administration just forego these just because it had Marcos’ signature? These,though made in the 1970’s address problems that we are facing today. Had these not been abolished and maintained for the last 30 or so years, things may be so much different.

A new president for a new economy

Posted 10/11/2009 by michaelborja
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Who was the best Philippine president? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_Philippines

Some news about Ondoy.

Posted 10/03/2009 by michaelborja
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http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/279910

Typhoons in the Philippines

Posted 10/03/2009 by michaelborja
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Recently the Philippines has just been hit by a very strong typhoon named “ondoy.” It was so strong that the cities of marikina and cainta were flooded. How did the government respond to this? It took them hours and hours before actual rescue operations took place. While people were on the top of their roofs already and screaming for their lives, the government officials were still busy figuring out how to save them. Is this the effect of a mismanaged government? – the inability to save the lives of its own people