“IF YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY, EVEN IF YOU ARE ANTI DUTERTE, YOU SHOULD SUPPORT JANET NAPOLES BECOMING A STATE WITNESS. Please think what this means for us ordinary Filipinos.”
This is the impassioned appeal of blogger and Manila Bulletin lifestyle magazine editor Krizette Laureta Chu to the public pressure to the DOJ to admit Janet Napoles to the Witness Protection Program mounts.
Chu warned the public that politicians involved in the DAP and PDAF scandal are starting to make their move by discrediting Janet Napoles even before she starts talking about the biggest scandal of public funds.
Beware: The involved politicians are now twisting the angle of Napoles becoming a state witness, sa sabihin nila she will just be used to parrot names. PLEASE THINK THAT THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.
Chu reminded the public that Napoles had already released the list during PNoy’s time, even before Duterte became a candidate, to the media so it’s preposterous to accuse the Duterte government of coaching Napoles on what to say. And cited Revilla as an exmaple.
“NAPOLES HAD A LIST IN THE TIME OF AQUINO BEFORE DUTERTE EVEN BECAME A CANDIDATE. THERE IS BASIS ON THAT LIST. SHE JUST CANT COME UP WITH NEW NAMES. THAT LIST HAS BEEN RELEASED TO THE MEDIA. ON THAT LIST ARE BONG REVILLA, ETC.”
Chu urged the public to use their brain by asking why the plunder case against Napoles did not prosper during Aquino’s time.
At this point, Chu accused PNoy of selective justice.
Pnoy went after his political opponents while sparing his friends. Remember how Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla were sent to jail one after the other?
Bakit walang nangyayari sa plunder case ni Napoles during the time of Aquino? What happened, Aquino? Too many of his BFFs going to be named in the case?
What happened was Aquino chose which ones he could detain (his Opposition), and which ones went free.”
Chu reiterated what she said when PNoy was still the President that she does not want Napoles’ head. Rather, she was more interested who are the politicians who benefited from the DAP and PDAF scandal. And even politicians who are now Duterte allies.
“As I’ve said before when I posted in Aquino’s time, I don’t want Janet’s head. I want her to talk so we can have the name and the head of every government official who dealt with her. Yes, even if they’re–and especially if they are–Duterte allies (so we know sino Lang ang gumagamit kay Duterte.)”
Chu admitted she is not interested in seeing Napoles going to jail before the public but the politicians betrayed the public by stealing public money.
“Unang una, hindi ko binoto si Janet Napoles. Wala akong pagdamdamdam na manloloko siya. Wala siyang responsibilidad sa atin. Hindi niya tayo pinangakuan. Pero yung mga nangako sa atin na pagsisilbihan tayo, pero ninakawan tayo, yun ang gusto kong makulong.”
Chu described Napoles “mahadera” from the Spanish word “majadera”, a domineering woman. It can mean dull, foolish, doltish, or silly. [Link here]
You may read passage below below to help you decide what Chu meant when she called Napoles “mahadera”.
“Hindi ako nanggagalaiti kay Janet Napoles–whom I’ve met by the way. She and daughter Jeane, along with 4 other of “Manila’s Loveliest”– a society event where they launch the debutantes of Manila’s social set. Mahadera si mommy Janet. Kunyari may feeding program daw siya. Nung dumating si Angelu de Leon sa Discovery, para syang fan na halos magwala para magpapicture. Ang bilyonaryang si Janet Napoles.”
Chu wrapped her argument why it is a must the public rally behind Napoles as the “state witness”.
“Hindi ako sa kanya galit na galit. Kasangkapan lamang siya ng mga mambabatas nating kawatan. Ang pinagkaiba: Wala sya sa posisyon. Ang totoong magnanakaw na kriminal ay ang ating mga mambabatas.
I want her to be made state witness because I want the heads of all those government officials who promised us progress and just fucked us up instead.
Janet is just another thief who got the chance to steal because she was allowed to by those gatekeepers we ourselves trusted and put in that position who I want to see jailed for all eternity (or hung, if that’s possible.)
Janet didn’t graduate college, didn’t know the ins and outs of stealing from the government. She’s a simpleton, who was used. Janet is replaceable because if it weren’t her, it would be someone else.
There are bigger fishes to fry, and if you really love this country, you have to learn to look beyond what the Opposition says, we have to learn to look beyond party lines. Walang Dilaw o Pula or anti pr pro Duterte didto. Magka alaman na.
It is time for the thieves of every color and from every party to pay up!
Fight for this as a Filipino and not a supporter of any politician.”