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[MyVideo]Jeane Napoles – living the high life at our expense

Jeane Napoles - living the high life at our expense

Jeane Napoles – living the high life at the expense of the Filipino people

Correct me if I am wrong – but does our law say anything about returning the money to the state if convicted?

Here’s her 21st birthday celebration on video. The music is Gloc 9 and Noel Cabangon’s Bayad Ko.

7 comments on “[MyVideo]Jeane Napoles – living the high life at our expense

  1. jarch21
    October 1, 2013

    I have seen this video and it pisses me off so bad. That would have cost millions of dollars! Such arrogance to make a video production like that as if the thievery party would have continued indefinitely. The government in the Philippines seem to not regulate themselves in order to be able to do shit like that. How the hell did they not flag 6 million pesos cash withdrawals? Napoles maybe the head but alot of people allowed it to happen, most likely either through incompetence or corruption. I went back for a month and was saddened on how the country had seemingly stayed the same, regressed even. I am hoping this could be the turning point for the Philippines.

    • ikalwewe
      October 1, 2013

      Nakakagalit diba! I hope things change for the better, though everything looks pretty bleak at the moment. I love the Philppines but I don’t really want to pay taxes there anymore and make people like Napoles and Enrile rich.

      • jarch21
        October 1, 2013

        Yep. Sadly those people caught most likely will just move over to the US or get a slap on the wrist *cough *cough Estrada. The whole showbiz thing is also dragging the country down. Too much influence on politics, or should I say they are the politicians of the future. Showbiz there seemingly makes people aspire to be Half Filipinos or turn sports people into freaking politicians. Its so damn annoying! There are no morals or role models. Manlolokos! A trait which gets passed down to the populace. The UP student who stole that image and won. All these just looks bad for the Philippines. We hide under the guise of Christianity. I am afraid to say.. it seems to be part of our culture to take advantage of the innocent 😦

      • ikalwewe
        October 1, 2013

        Estrada set a precedent. So he was charged with plunder. Where is he now? He’s a mayor. Other politicians think, so it actually pays to steal! But to be fair, I don’t think it’s the people per se. It’s the unrestrained power given to the politicians. We have to change the system so families can’t run or hold positions at the same time (or consecutively), we have to fight for more transparency and harsher punishments. The situation looks really sad. But it’s not a dead end. I hope we manage to turn our country around.

      • jarch21
        October 1, 2013

        Totally agree in all accounts! Family dynasty ruling a city or nation is such a filipino thing. I think help must be reciprocated by Filipinos who are outside the country, who have been lucky enough to live away like us. A dialogue like this also helps. Great to see other people writing about the issues like your blog 🙂

      • ikalwewe
        October 4, 2013

        If you have the time, I strongly recommend you to read an insightful book called ‘Why Nations Fail’. Here is an article by the authors.http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/18/10_reasons_countries_fall_apart
        It sheds some light on why we are in the warning level in the failed states index.thank you for your comment btW and have a great weekend.

  2. Ajaytao2010
    October 4, 2013

    Nice reading about you

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