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January 23, 2013 by marichulambino
(This is my lifelong “advocacy”: to use the word “catfight” for squabbles- turned- personal, regardless of gender. )
Enrile – Cayetano catfight outranks Mariah Carey- Nicki Minaj fake snarling and even the Annabelle Rama- Amalia Fuentes feud in trending stats:
Except that the nail-scratching involves public funds, and taxpayers should know by now that too much of our money in so-called senator’s MOOE and discretionary funds are being used for personal luxuries of the senators, their families, their friends, and favourite staff, certified as “official” under the heading: “travels, communication, repairs and maintenance, transportation and delivery, supplies and materials, rents, utility, training and scholarship, extraordinary and miscellaneous, taxes insurance premium and other fees, professional services, printing and binding, advertising, representation, subscription, and membership duties and contribution” (General Appropriations Act).
Instead of waiting for auditing by a private firm, you can just, in the meantime, publish everything:
Post each and every senator’s disbursements in the internet. The people will audit it.
There would be enough volunteers in the U.P. NCPAG, Business Ad, Econ, Computer Engineering to review, verify, and audit. Post everything in Facebook and WordPress.
(Oh, and in addition, since Enrile mentioned the lumber supposedly used to build the Cayetano house and the 37 million loan to Senator Rene Cayetano that was used in their office to build their law practice, I guess we need to request a consult with: (for the lumber) 1. the College of Architecture, 2.the DENR, and (for the 37 million loan) 3.our resident spiritual medium, ispiritista, psychics, oracles, faith healers, albularyo, to ask the departed: who were the law partners in that law practice subject of the 37 million loan, what were the retainers fees and billable hours, and how was the income distributed at the end of every year. I’m just being thorough. Lawyers sometimes execute deeds and loan instruments for unwritten purposes, we need to ask the spirits. )
All it would take is a memo-instruction from the Senate President.
Here are samples from the twitter account of Juliet L. Javellana, day-editor of the Inquirer:
(Experience would tell you that the weakness or strength of lawyers is that: they put everything in writing: It’s a strength if you’re in litigation, corporate practice, contract-negotiations; a weakness if you become the subject of…. a privilege speech.). And the advice there is: Keep a pro forma memo-form in your Word file for print-out for signature of your principal for urgent paperwork; in interviews, all anger should be “political anger”, never “emotional anger”, if you can manage.
The handwriting looked familiar. (a contribution of the right side of my brain, the visual part)
i googled it to verify, the above is the visual, the talkies are quoted below:
“Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile admitted Tuesday that he had made a “cheat sheet” on how each of the senator-judges would vote in the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona Jr.
” “In fact, I made a listing of the senators and I have it in my wallet,” ” Enrile said during a one-on-one interview on ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila on Wednesday morning.” (photo and text from abs-cbn news)