When did Bohol become part of Metro Manila?

ph_pres_garciaAt first, I saw nothing wrong with the planned inauguration in Bohol of a monument to honor the late President Carlos P. Garcia. In fact I am of the belief that it is but fitting that we honor one of Bohol’s greatest sons who was an ardent nationalist and a staunch defender of our nation’s patrimony.

Garcia during his presidency from 1957-1961 bannered the “Filipino First” policy which put to the fore the interest of Filipinos over that of foreign businesses and the local ruling elite. He also made sure that the tenure of US bases inside our shores are cut from 99 years to 25 years through the Bohlen-Serrano Agreement.

That was quite a feat for a Philippine President during those Post-War times given the left and right lopsided conditionalities imposed by the United States after World War II like the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951 and the Military Bases Act which guaranteed US military presence in the country despite their so called granting us “independence” in 1946; and of course, the Bell Trade Act of 1946 which effectively gave US citizens and corporations equal access to our natural resources.

But then I learned who was behind Bohol’s “Carlos P. Garcia Filipino Muna Monument” project. It was Bayani Fernando’s Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)!

The infamous Bayani Fernando tarpaulins

The infamous Bayani Fernando tarpaulins

What the hell was Bayani Fernando doing, implementing projects and spending taxpayers money outside of his official mandate which is Metro Manila?! Clearly, this man is using MMDA funds to bankroll his dream of becoming President.

Somebody should stop this man, before a) we run out of funds to solve Manila and its environs’ perrenial problem of floods and garbage and b) someone elects him President and he pinkyfies the entire country!


  1. i agree with you, bayani fernando is using public funds for his own personal interest. that’s corruption

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  2. Bayani is underhanded.

    Bayani’s problem is: he isn’t known outside of Metro Manila.

    His solution: negative publicity is better than no publicity.

    Our problem: we can’t criticize him without playing into his underhanded ploy.

    Conclusion: For blatantly using his office for personal means and abusing the authority granted him, he should be removed from government.

    My personal take: BF is a disgusting SOB.

  3. thanks jon and tropicalrain for your comments..

    I think Bayani’s tack now is to identify and link-up with regional associations or formations (ie Ilocanos in Manila etc) inside Metro Manila and initiate projects (of course using MMDA funds) in those provinces.

    That was what he did in Bohol, so I think marami pang kasunod niyan.

    Dapat imbestigahan itong si Bayani ng Kongreso kung paano ba niya ginagastos ang pondo ng ahensiya niya. Ano lang ba dapat ang saklaw ng kaniyang mandato..

    Kung hindi pa kampaniya itong inaatupag ni BF, ewan ko na lang kung ano pa tawag dito.

  4. I accidentally bumped on this article which was written by a group of Bisayans who called themselves “Circle of Founding Fathers”. This article by Yahoo as the besty answer to the question “who is your preferred next president of the Philippines”.

    To wit:

    “Whenever somebody ask who is the NEXT president of the Philippines, the top of the brand answer is always BAYANI FERNANDO…why?

    Just like the rest of them, I also prefer BAYANI FERNANDO as the next president because…….

    1. While Money Villar is working hard for money…insertions,behest loans, influence peddling, Bayani Fernando is in the field directing MMDA staff in fixing the drainage and water system of the squatters of Recto in front of Isetannn. Well, Bayani Fernando together with the Three Tenors, also raised money once in a while ….by singing and the beneficiaries are often the Churches and charitable institutions. Bayani Fernando agreed to join the Celebrity Duets and dont wonder if he donate half of his prize to the Caritas. Bayani Fernando has a soft heart for the Church because he was a Church worker (sacristan, yes, just like Basilio and Crispin), when he was a small boy.

    2. While Noli de Castro is leaving his first wife to marry a Muslim, Bayani Fernando was in EDSA Revolution with his construction equipments blocking the pro – Marcos tanks from open firing on the armless people in EDSA.

    3. While Mar Roxas is stalking Korina Sanchez ..appearing like a jologs teenager crazilly smittened with the oozing sex appeal of Korina, BAYANI FERNANDO is appearing presidentiable by sending people to typhoon stricken Panay.

    4. While Ping Lacson is being haunted by the public in the Kuratong and Dacer cases…. BAYANI FERNANDO will look at you straight in the eye and say in a charming Marikina accent na”wala pa syang pinapapatay sa buong buhay nya maski sino”.

    5. While Loren Legarda is marrying a married man now accused of murder, BAYANI FERNANDO has been a loyal husband to Marikina Mayor Marides Carlos Fernando (daughter of the old rich industrialist Meneleo Carlos) and a doting father to his only child Tala Fernando.

    6. “MAREA FROM Heaven” was dominating the political grapevine when GMA 7 featured the MAREA Marcos, Aquino, Ramos, Ejercito and Arroyo in a primetime. FROM is Fernando, Roxas, probably Osmena again and probably Magsaysay again. Then HEAVEN, which is still too mystrious to predict. Then GMA 7 invited Bayani Fernando to join the Celebrity Duets and FVR has revealed a “slip of the tongue” in an speaking engagement that the next president is a bayani (hero) and a pink panther which of course he clarified the next day…the usual psywar charm of the dear FVR.

    7. Then there was a talk that Noli de Castro accepted a “downpayment’ for him to run for reelection as VP, and not as President.

    8.. Then the “C5 at Taga” scandal which effectively cut down Money Villar to a money making businessman masquerading as a public servant.

    9. Then people are printing BAYANI FERNANDO stickers and paste them in their cars….and reports have it that this BAYANI FERNANDO stickers and poster are sprouting all over the country.

    What is really MAREA FROM HEAVEN? It is the mysterious spirit that put an ordinary housewife, a lowly paid professional soldier and a college drop out into the Philippine presidency…(But hey, the Atheist group of UP Diliman is promoting the MAREA DeVil Team..whatever that is….)

    Well, all said, the direction is pointing to BAYANI FERNANDO becoming the next president….the script is FROM HEAVEN…..”

  5. What really scares me is that BF’s tack just might work. *shudder* Even though BF may not have that many supporters, vis-a-vis Villar or Noli who have vast amounts of money and machinery at their disposal, BF’s supporters are loyal and avid. A group of them have even taken time to make up this “marea from heaven” bullcrap and posted it all over the internet. It’s all over the place. It’s either that, or one of BF’s enemies has the crass craftiness of circulating disgusting propaganda in BF’s name.

  6. Before saying that he is wasting funds, ask first who invited him to Bohol to help out there…

  7. kahit sino pa mag-imbita sa kaniya sa bohol, di pa rin siya dapat maglustay ng pera doon. Ano nga ba ulit ibig sabihin ng MM sa MMDA?

  8. ???????

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