04 November 2013
DAP dialogue another spin brewed by Palace - BMP
Militant labor lashed out at Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma for his stubborn defense of the Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) and called his invitation to a dialogue as another propaganda spin.
In an interview over government-run radio station, the Presidential spokesperson expressed President Noynoy Aquino’s intention to hold a dialogue with the critics of the DAP.
“What is the Palace’s expected output from this, to convert pork barrel critics into his yellow army of cheerleaders; there is nothing to cheer about in the first place. Transparency, accountability and good governance are mere sound bytes to Aquino and his graft-riddled government,” said Gie Relova of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP).
The PCOO-concocted dialogue came after netizens and various anti-pork barrel advocates were dismayed at the address Aquino made over primetime television last week.
Relova added that, “Is it not enough that he took up primetime air time to force the nation to listen to his whining, he had his chance to position himself with the people sickened by a rotten system and an abusive government but opted not to”.
The BMP leader also said that, “Even if we accept their invite and (Aquino) answers all of the peoples’ queries and showers us with data on the outcomes of his DAP, it will be all for naught because the gist of the issue is its vulnerability to abuse and the perpetuation of patronage politics at the highest echelons of power. Aquino and all Trapos can no longer dupe an awakened and indignant people.
The BMP together with its allied organizations demand the total abolition of the pork barrel system in all branches of government, including the infamous DAP of Aquino.###
Gie Relova 0915-2862555