Quantcast
Latest Stories

Netizens blame Napoles, gov’t corruption for flood problems

By

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”


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter




Recent Stories:

Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics 18 mins elapsed Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary 42 mins elapsed Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help 60 mins elapsed Celebrating Easter and creativity in New York 2 hours elapsed Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina 3 hours elapsed Clouds to bring slight relief from summer heat 3 hours elapsed Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win 3 hours elapsed Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite 3 hours elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Facebook , habagat , Janet Lim-Napoles , Maring , Philippines , pork barrel scam , technology , tropical storm , Twitter , Weather

  • 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.



Copyright © 2014,
.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
  1. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  4. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  5. Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  6. Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  7. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  8. Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  10. Aquino may be ousted for cybercrime law, says lawmaker
  1. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  2. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  3. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  4. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  5. IT technician found guilty of defrauding firm of P130,000
  6. Netizens react to Pacquiao’s victory over Bradley
  7. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  8. Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online
  9. Online-addicted man arrested over son’s death
  10. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  1. #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions flood Twitter
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  7. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  8. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  9. Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest
  10. Filipino artist copies piece from digital art

News

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
  • Celebrating Easter and creativity in New York
  • Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina
  • Clouds to bring slight relief from summer heat
  • Canadians rally to legalize marijuana
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Advertisement
    Marketplace