Sunday, September 25, 2005
Cory Group's Treachery and Subversion
Treachery Against Nation, Subversion vs. United Nations, World Bank, International Donors Community's Programmes
Philippine NGOs announce they are “partners”, instead of adversarial counterparts, of the Panibagong Paraan: Development with Equity 2006 which is a multisectoral undertaking, in which Mrs Corason Soliman a/k/a Denky who practically “owns” the group CODE-NGO with a few other people, is involved with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the World Bank and other international and local development partners, civil society organizations, and the private sector. Supposedly, the most important characteristic of Panibagong Paraan is the grant competition for innovative development projects responding to the theme “Development with Equity”.
Under this theme, people’s organizations (POs), community-based groups, NGOs, schools, and 5th- and 6th-class municipalities are asked to submit project ideas that address equity issues in the Philippines. Launched in September, the second Panibagong Paraan will culminate in an exhibit-social policy forum in May 2006. Concept notes for proposed projects will be accepted until November 30, 2005. For more information about Panibagong Paraan 2006, visit the Panibagong Paraan website www.worldbank.org.ph/panibagongparaan.
The supposed “large-scale” groups (especially CODE-NGO) vaunting to represent “civil society” in the Philippines and formerly kowtowing to Cory Aquino, composed of the likes of those such as Denky Soliman, Teresita Quintos Deles, Imelda Nicolas, Danilo Songco, and a few others that supposedly number in the thousands of NGOs in name are actually made up of the same one hundred or so persons only who are members several times over of different “paper NGOs”.
These groups have been able to defraud European and U.S. NGOs like the New York based lawyers for human rights, the European MISEREOR, Canada’s CIDA and many other Aid-NGOs. They have bilked the NOVIB and many others of funds that Soliman and company used for personal purposes. Behaving worse than the ones they call crocodiles in the public sector, Soliman and her pro-Cory Aquino groups have been disenfranchising thousands of poor whom Soliman and her ilk have been naming as beneficiaries in “project proposals.”
After defrauding these said funding organizations, Soliman and company shifted to the systematic milking of government agencies such as the Department of Agrarian Reform (now Department of Land Reform) through their allies who were able to infiltrate the pro-farmers agency like Ernesto Garilao, Noel Olano, Hector Soliman and many others. (Olano, the right hand man of Garilao was eventually kicked out by the government from DAR for committing falsification of government documents.) Hundreds of millions from foreign and local funds were stolen by Soliman and company.
While Soliman and company had a handful of farmers under her “MASIPAG” project that was supported by OXFAM and other foreign NGOs, they were able to infiltrate as many agrarian reform beneficiary organizations when they were able to consolidate their power over the Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Associations (ARBAs) that were effectively created by the land reform initiatives of the late Ferdinand Marcos.
Soliman and company ran afoul with the group of Horacio Morales, said to be a nephew of the late Gen. Fabian Ver and cousin of another “NGO” personality, Luis Gascon a/k/a Chito ( – who was one of the more important and pampered military’s spy rings in the University of the Philippines and who later joined the NGO community and lately infiltrated the Department of Education – DepEd. Gascon joined Soliman et al in resigning from President Arroyo’s Cabinet this year.)
Eventually, they were able to creep into the mechanism for accessing funds from other parts of government and even the private sector, including the banking sector when their ally Danilo Songco was able to ingratiate himself to the group of Jose Marcelo Ejercito a/k/a Joseph Estrada and was appointed as Director of the Development Bank of the Philippines. (Because he joined the EDSA II operations to oust Estrada in 2000 to 2001, Songco was rewarded with a hold-over status at the Development Bank of the Philippines for another three years until 2004. There were others in their networks, friendly or hostile, who on the other hand, infiltrated the Department of National Defense through the DND-NGOs interface. On the other hand, Soliman and company were able to become deeply entrenched in the government: Soliman as Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development, Teresita Quintos Deles as Presidential Adviser, head of the office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Imelda Nicolas as the Chairman of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Office of the President.)
Soliman and company much, much earlier, also developed or infiltrated allies into the pro-people fund management NGO of the Philippine Business community called the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).
While “sharing” power with President Arroyo, Soliman and company exploited their link to selected members of the clergy and used them as the sieve in illegally obtaining One Billion Seven Hundred Thousand Philippine Pesos (P1.7-B) skim from an anomalous deal selling government “PEACE BONDS” to the private sector.
This group of Cory Aquino made up of thieves and racketeers, should never be allowed by the World Bank to further participate in WB-sponsored projects because they will merely steal the money intended for the beneficiaries as they have been doing in the past.
Instead, the NGO community should prosecute Cory Aquino and her factotums for misusing the money for the people and after joining a/k/a Joseph Estrada and turning against him, they now turn against President Arroyo after enjoying a privileged and extravagant existence while they were in power.
All told, the Cory Aquino group and their allies, have stolen billions and billions of money intended for the poor people of the Philippines and even those intended for other Southeast Asian countries! They should be meted their respective sentences in or out of the government’s purview!
There is no doubt that with their infiltration of the DSWD-World Bank project, they will also further penetrate the UN initiatives to strengthen public sector and NGO cooperation in creating a better-world-environment for everyone starting this millennium.
Those who are in authority should stop Cory Aquino’s group from further being in a position to steal money intended for the poor of the world and especially of the Philippines and Southeast Asia!!!
To compound the problems they are causing, Cory Aquino and the groups of her factotums are leading the destabilization of the Philippines that is struggling very hard to keep afloat amidst the current world recession and escalating prices of crude oil and basic commodities! On the other hand, allied groups like the rebel CPP-NPA and their sectoral parties, Bayan Muna, Anak Pawis, Gabriela, lead in armed ambuscades and massacres and executions in the cities and the rural areas!!! Nothing could be more contrary to the vision of the UN to strengthen nations!!! Nothing could be more adverse to the desire of the Filipino people for peace, welfare and development!!! Nothing could be more terrorist than that!!!
Down with all these thieves!!!
Down with all their infiltrator-allies in DSWD, DLR!!!
Down with the YELLOW BRIGADE!!!
Down with Cory Aquino!!!
Down with the CODE-NGO!!!
Down with Denky Soliman!!!
Down with Teresita Deles!!!
Down with Danilo Songco!!!
Down with AKBAYAN!!!
Down with Bayan Muna !!! and parent organization, terrorist CPP-NPA!!!
Down with SANLAKAS!!!
Down with Freedom from Debt Coalition!!!
Down with all the DESTABILIZERS!!!
Excerpt of U.N. Report “In Larger Freedom” on Consultation with NGOs
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B. Larger freedom: development, security and human rights
12. Our guiding light must be the needs and hopes of peoples everywhere. In my Millennium Report, “We the peoples” (A/54/2000), I drew on the opening words of the Charter of the United Nations to point out that the United Nations, while it is an organization of sovereign States, exists for and must ultimately serve those needs. To do so, we must aim, as I said when first elected eight years ago, “to perfect the triangle of development, freedom and peace”.
13. The framers of the Charter saw this very clearly. In setting out to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, they understood that this enterprise could not succeed if it was narrowly based. They therefore decided to create an organization to ensure respect for fundamental human rights, establish conditions under which justice and the rule of law could be maintained, and “promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom”.
14. I have named the present report “In larger freedom” to stress the enduring relevance of the Charter of the United Nations and to emphasize that its purposes must be advanced in the lives of individual men and women. The notion of larger freedom also encapsulates the idea that development, security and human rights go hand in hand.
15. Even if he can vote to choose his rulers, a young man with AIDS who cannot read or write and lives on the brink of starvation is not truly free. Equally, even if she earns enough to live, a woman who lives in the shadow of daily violence and has no say in how her country is run is not truly free. Larger freedom implies that men and women everywhere have the right to be governed by their own consent, under law, in a society where all individuals can, without discrimination or retribution, speak, worship and associate freely. They must also be free from want — so that the death sentences of extreme poverty and infectious disease are lifted from their lives — and free from fear — so that their lives and livelihoods are not ripped apart by violence and war. Indeed, all people have the right to security and to development.
16. Not only are development, security and human rights all imperative; they also reinforce each other. This relationship has only been strengthened in our era of rapid technological advances, increasing economic interdependence, globalization and dramatic geopolitical change. While poverty and denial of human rights may not be said to “cause” civil war, terrorism or organized crime, they all greatly increase the risk of instability and violence. Similarly, war and atrocities are far from the only reasons that countries are trapped in poverty, but they undoubtedly set back development. Again, catastrophic terrorism on one side of the globe, for example an attack against a major financial centre in a rich country, could affect the
development prospects of millions on the other by causing a major economic downturn and plunging millions into poverty. And countries which are well governed and respect the human rights of their citizens are better placed to avoid the horrors of conflict and to overcome obstacles to development.
17. Accordingly, we will not enjoy development without security, we will not enjoy security without development, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights. Unless all these causes are advanced, none will succeed. In this new millennium, the work of the United Nations must move our world closer to the day when all people have the freedom to choose the kind of lives they would like to live, the access to the resources that would make those choices meaningful and the security to ensure that they can be enjoyed in peace.
C. The imperative of collective action
18. In a world of interconnected threats and challenges, it is in each country’s self-interest that all of them are addressed effectively. Hence, the cause of larger freedom can only be advanced by broad, deep and sustained global cooperation among States. Such cooperation is possible if every country’s policies take into account not only the needs of its own citizens but also the needs of others. This kind of cooperation not only advances everyone’s interests but also recognizes our common humanity.
19. The proposals contained in the present report are designed to strengthen States and enable them to serve their peoples better by working together on the basis of shared principles and priorities — which is, after all, the very reason the United Nations exists. Sovereign States are the basic and indispensable building blocks of the international system. It is their job to guarantee the rights of their citizens, to protect them from crime, violence and aggression, and to provide the framework of freedom under law in which individuals can prosper and society develop. If States are fragile, the peoples of the world will not enjoy the security, development and justice that are their right. Therefore, one of the great challenges of the new millennium is to ensure that all States are strong enough to meet the many challenges they face.
20. States, however, cannot do the job alone. We need an active civil society and a dynamic private sector. Both occupy an increasingly large and important share of the space formerly reserved for States alone, and it is plain that the goals outlined here will not be achieved without their full engagement.
21. We also need agile and effective regional and global intergovernmental institutions to mobilize and coordinate collective action. As the world’s only universal body with a mandate to address security, development and human rights issues, the United Nations bears a special burden. As globalization shrinks distances around the globe and these issues become increasingly interconnected, the comparative advantages of the United Nations become ever more evident. So too, however, do some of its real weaknesses. From overhauling basic management practices and building a more transparent, efficient and effective United Nations system to revamping our major intergovernmental institutions so that they reflect
today’s world and advance the priorities set forth in the present report, we must reshape the Organization in ways not previously imagined and with a boldness and speed not previously shown.
22. In our efforts to strengthen the contributions of States, civil society, the private sector and international institutions to advancing a vision of larger freedom, we must ensure that all involved assume their responsibilities to turn good words into good deeds. We therefore need new mechanisms to ensure accountability — the accountability of States to their citizens, of States to each other, of international institutions to their members and of the present generation to future generations. Where there is accountability we will progress; where there is none we will underperform. The business of the summit to be held in September 2005 must be to ensure that, from now on, promises made are promises kept.
D. Time to decide
23. At this defining moment in history, we must be ambitious. Our action must be as urgent as the need, and on the same scale. We must face immediate threats immediately. We must take advantage of an unprecedented consensus on how to promote global economic and social development, and we must forge a new consensus on how to confront new threats. Only by acting decisively now can we both confront the pressing security challenges and win a decisive victory in the global battle against poverty by 2015.
24. In today’s world, no State, however powerful, can protect itself on its own. Likewise, no country, weak or strong, can realize prosperity in a vacuum. We can and must act together. We owe it to each other to do so, and we owe each other an account of how we do so. If we live up to those mutual commitments, we can make the new millennium worthy of its name.
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