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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bag full of money

Where in the world would Congressmen and Governors get over 10,000 US dollars in such a manner? The Philippines of course.

MANILA, Philippines -- Dousing claims by Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio that cash gifts were distributed to local officials last week, MalacaƱang has maintained it did not distribute the money.

The priest-turned-governor has challenged the Palace to speak out on the alleged distribution of funds to local officials, which he said happened last Thursday after they attended a meeting with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Panlilio showed to media the P500,000 cash in bundles of P1,000 bills he received in a brown envelope after Thursday's meeting.

Several congressmen, who had a breakfast meeting with Arroyo on the same day, also admitted receiving money between P200,000 and P500,000.


Mendoza himself admitted receiving the cash gift of P500,000 and said it was given by a MalacaƱang staff.

Panlilio said he accepted the money after being told that it would be used for his constituents. He said he has written a letter to the Palace asking that it issue a document to prove it has released the money.
If Philippine history teaches us anything, its that the constituents Panlilo will help with that money are himself, his family and close friends. Bribes being handed that out in the Presidential palace. No one thought this wouldn't get leaked to the media somehow? Tells you something about the sad state of politics in the country of my wife's birth.

Enjoy that money all you congressmen. You'll get your just reward in heaven one day for stealing from the poor.

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