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    Lani Mercado's controversial statement on pork barrel

    'Just don't ask from us!': Lani's defense of pork goes viral



    MANILA, Philippines - Actress and Cavite 2nd district Rep. Lani Mercado Revilla has said she is not in favor of scrapping congressional pork, and her words were met with angry comments online.

    "Basta 'wag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao!" Mercado amusingly told PEP.ph in an interview last week, referring to lawmakers' Priority Development Assistance Fund, billions of which were allegedly spent on ghost projects and non-existent organizations.

    Her husband, actor and Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., has been tagged in the pork barrel scam. Reports even pointed fingers at their son Leonard Bryan for being a business partner with James Christopher Napoles, son of Janet Lim Napoles, suspected to be the mastermind of the scheme.

    "E ano'ng ibibigay namin? Hindi naman puwede yung pinaghihirapan namin dahil sa personal naman namin 'yun, sa mga anak, sa mga pang-araw-araw na paggastos namin," Mercado added.

    Her statement has been making the rounds online, drawing bitter reactions from netizens who criticized Mercado for being "thick-faced" for seeming to claim public money as lawmakers' own.

    Facebook user Frederick Bazar slapped solons for their false generosity.

    "Galing sa pork barrel ang binibigay nila, tapus papalabasin pa nila galing sa kanila! Pero 'pag walang pork barrel at may humingi ng tulong sa kanila, 'di nila tutulungan ... Ayus ka din Lani Mercado 'no!," Bazar said.

    Ald Win, another netizen, weighed in: "So you are not charitable, you only become charitable through (other) people's money."

    Facebook user Reynan Carlo Reyes even urged Mercado to resign for shaming the spirit of public service.

    "Resign now! Servants never need money to help people. But doing good is important. Tumulong ka kung isasapuso mo, kung hindi, 'wag kang tumakbo," Reyes said.

    Tuesday Navarro was more resigned, and instead blamed Mercado's voters.

    "Binoto n'yo tapos magrereklamo kayo. Wala eh. 'Bobotante' eh," Navarro posted on Facebook.

    Mercado, however, also insisted that politicians' pork barrel should instead be used with "transparency."

    "Basta ako, meron akong ulat sa bayan. Isinusulat ko dun yung mga ipinapagawa ko. Siyempre, hindi ko na ina-accounting kung magkano ang ibinigay ko sa patay. Nilalagay ko lang, financial assistance, then yung amount," she said.

    Mercado also said she is confident that records of her funds are readily available to the public, who will see nothing wrong with how she spends them.

    "Kapag tsinek naman ang record sa City Hall, alam naman, nandoon naman. Hindi naman ‘yan nalalagay sa maling pamamaraan," she said.

    The lawmaker also echoed her husband's statement on his supposed involvement in the pork barrel scandal, saying it has been crafted by political adversaries to implicate them.

    "Ano lang, kung merong kailangang imbestigahan, imbestigahan nilang lahat. Huwag silang mamili dahil kasama sa partido at hindi yung merong tina-target dahil may inaabangan sa 2016," she said.

    http://www.philstar.com/headlines/20...ork-goes-viral

    --- anong masasabi nyo dito?? kapalmuks den noh.

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    heto pa yung mas mahabang version sa PEP

    PORK BARREL. Ano naman ang stand niya sa proposal na tanggalin na ang pork barrel ng mga senador at kongresista?

    Matatandaang nasangkot si Senator Bong sa kontrobersiya kaugnay ng pork barrel dahil sa paggamit daw nito ng pondo sa pekeng korporasyon.

    “Basta huwag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao!” natatawang reaksiyon ni Lani.

    Parang mahirap yatang mangyari yun?

    “E, anong ibibigay namin?” balik-tanong niya.

    “Hindi naman puwede yung sa pinaghihirapan namin dahil sa personal naman namin yun, sa mga anak, sa mga pang-araw-araw na panggastos namin.

    “Basta importante lang, may transparency.

    “Basta ako, meron akong ulat sa bayan. Isinusulat ko dun yung mga ipinapagawa ko.

    “Siyempre, hindi ko na ina-accounting kung magkano ang ibinigay ko sa patay. Nilalagay ko lang, financial assistance, then yung amount.

    “Kapag tsinek naman ang record sa City Hall, alam naman, nandoon naman. Hindi naman ‘yan nalalagay sa maling pamamaraan.

    “Kailangan lang talaga may transparency.”

    Dagdag pa ni Lani, “Ano lang, kung merong kailangang imbestigahan, imbestigahan nilang lahat.

    “Huwag silang mamili dahil kasama sa partido at hindi yung merong tina-target dahil may inaabangan sa 2016.”

    Ang posibleng tinutukoy ni Lani ay ang pagiging mula sa opposition party nila ni Bong, at ang nababalitang pagtakbo ng asawang actor-politician sa mas mataas na posisyon sa 2016 elections.

    http://www.pep.ph/news/39967/actress...rk-barrel-/1/2

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    Napaka-insensitive nitong si Lani Mercado. Reminds me of Marie Antonette with her famous phrase "let them eat cake" (pertaining to the starving peasants). Ayun na-guillotine ng masa. Sana hindi mangyari ito kay Mademoiselle Lani.

    Saan kaya kumukuha ng kapal ng mukha ito.

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    iboboto kaya ulit ng mga caviteno ang mga revilla?



    abangan sa 2016

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    In short, any kind of help she offers is actually not from her, but from the people..

    And worst, she just showed takot na takot sya mawala ang pork..

    poor cavitenos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantaramiyong View Post
    In short, any kind of help she offers is actually not from her, but from the people..

    And worst, she just showed takot na takot sya mawala ang pork..

    poor cavitenos...
    Can't really feel sympathy for the Cavitenos. After all, who voted for her?

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    ^ edi mga bobotante.. si Jolo nga naging vice governor eh.

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    Isang pelikula lang 'yan at nakalimutan na ng mga tao ang pangyayaring ito.

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    I lurv it! Its about time the sh1t really has finally hit the fan and is flying all around for these so-called lawmakers.

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    nasanay kasi mga tao sa beggar mentality: "penge pera". good luck, cavite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagarre View Post
    Napaka-insensitive nitong si Lani Mercado. Reminds me of Marie Antonette with her famous phrase "let them eat cake" (pertaining to the starving peasants). Ayun na-guillotine ng masa. Sana hindi mangyari ito kay Mademoiselle Lani.

    Saan kaya kumukuha ng kapal ng mukha ito.
    sana nga e masampolan. pero malamang mananalo pa rin itong mga revilla sa cavite.

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    well, the politicians of both the administration and the opposition want people to remain mendicants because that is the way they can control people's minds, sense of gratitude and votes.

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    mas ***** yung mga caviteno sa taga maynila nyakakakak

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    Isang malaking family corporation ang cavite haaaay kaya napapailing na lang ako pag umuuwe... puro poster ng mga kurakot

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    Revillas were successful in chucking Bacoor away from the rest of District 1, thus giving them a turf they can call their own. The problem that is Lanie will stay for quite some time.

    With Jolo, however, that Vice-Gubernatorial slot was a complete fcukfest - with a fellow stupid, noob Lacson fronted against him.

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    bobo rin kasi bumoto dyan sa mga revilla ...

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    Sigurado mag lalabas to ng counter statement sa tulong ng Dem0nyang si Lolit mukang Pera Solis

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    Quote Originally Posted by nash_bedista View Post
    bobo rin kasi bumoto dyan sa mga revilla ...
    nde rin bobo.. minsan wala silang choice kaya boto nila yung mas sikat or yung mukhang mabait.. like Revilla-Lacson-Maliksi

    minsan naman naglalaban laban magkakamag-anak kaya wala talagang choice kung bumagsak sakanila ang pwesto..

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    What can you expect...she's a stupid actress who don't know sh1t about governance!!!!

    Well, when you vote artistas in government, that's what you get. So grin and bear it - or move to Canada or New Zealand, any place just as long as it has ice and snow.

    No reason for you to continue living in this here tropical hell-hole

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    @^#&$%%@ para sayo


    lani mercado



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