Netizens blame Napoles, gov’t corruption for flood problems


MANILA, Philippines—As Metro Manila and nearby provinces suffer heavy rainfall, netizens continue to rant against Janet Lim-Napoles, prompting some to comment  that stolen government funds could have been used to ease flood problems.

With classes and some offices suspended, Filipinos took to Twitter on Monday to offer their thoughts on the raging tropical storm “Maring” and the political calamity that is now known as the pork barrel scam.

On Facebook, Raia Dela Pena from Laguna narrated how her family has always been troubled by regular flooding in their area.

“I think of the floods and I remember all this talk of pork barrel funds and government corruption. You realize a lot of that money could have gone to resolving flood issues in different areas all over the country but it didn’t. It went to the pockets of corrupt individuals like the Napoles family and the politicians who benefit from this whole system of corruption,” wrote Dela Pena.

Meanwhile, Geneive Sarmenta (@msgensar) on Twitter said many areas should not have been flooded if only the money Napoles allegedly took was properly used by the government.

“All I can say about the flooding problem in the city is that THAT is where our tax money DIDN’T go. Thank you Napoles!!!” wrote Christian Cruz (@XtiansPanaderia).

Meanwhile, others made fun of  Napoles, who is still being hunted by the authorities for serious illegal detention of whistleblower Benhur Luy.

Others hoped she was also affected by the floods while some suggested the storm could have been used as a distraction for her escape.

Twitter user Prinz Magtulis (@prinzmagtulis) joked, “Maybe we should now entertain the fact that Janet Napoles hired #habagat as a distraction. #porkbarrel”

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  • bicolokano

    tama na po sisihan.. oo andun na tayo, kasalanan din natin dahil binot natin mga hinayupak na to.. pero hindi ibig sabihin nun ay hahayaan na lang natin sila.. mas malaking kasalanan yun! Kita kita na lang sa luneta!!

  • aSwedishguy

    From every peso going out from that pork barrel some % going strait in the pockets of the corrupted senators, how stupid could this system be? Every one know that and it is even more pathetic to hear how innocent all senators say they are

    • aSwedishguy

      BUT! What about you self citizens of The Philippines? how many vote bribes have you been accepting ? it all starts in the baragas !!

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Kill Napoles and Family and all Corrupt Politicians…

  • Jazerpogs

    teka, oo nga c napoles nga ang 10B pork barrel scammer. sabihin na nating nangurakot sya ng ganun kalaki at sabihin na nating maraming matutulungan ung 10B na un..hnd lng iyon ang problema kaya nagbabaha..dahil tayo ding mga tao walang disiplina sa pagtatapon natin ng basura..wag nating ipinpoint kng sino may kasalanan etc..tgnan din natin sarili natin baka may contribution tayo kng bakt nagbabaha…

  • Boypickup555

    Sabwatan yan ng mga politicos at si Napoles kaya dosa ang inabot ni Juan de la Cruz…kawawa naman ang taong bayan.

  • troyg318

    napoles is just one of the many crocodiles in the government swamp.

  • KapitanBagwis

    Napoles is only an instrument of the corrupt thieving lawmakers, DBM, COA and other government agencies. Without their connivance, Napoles will not get even a single centavo from the government money.

  • Noel Noel Munro

    Lahat ng PDAF mula kay Cory , Ramos, Erap, GMA hanggang kay Pnoy ay ninakaw na ng mga Senador at mga Congressman including PNoy. Para silang mga buwetre na nag pipiyesta sa bangkay ng Pilipinas. Lahat sila ay may mga uod at nana sa nguso at sa tyan, yan na din ang papatay sa kanila at sa kanilang pamilya.

  • Ako_Hiking

    Don’t just blame Napoles..blame everyone who allowed her and even conspired with her to take money intended to improve the country. While the DOJ tries to run after those involved very slowly pork barrels continue to probably be misused as President remains somewhat silent and as he continues to release funds for the pork barrel.

  • highlanderman

    Well, we can blame Napoles for depriving us citizens for better infrastructure such as flood control because of the scam , but the main reason is that we citizens especially those people in the squatter areas are the main reason for this problem. We just throw our garbage on the creeks and canals of the streets that clogged the waterways. Unless we, the citizen will have that discipline in our mind, I don’t think we will solve this problem of flooding.

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