INC in the BOC
For the people, by the people is a myth. We live in a failed democracy, it's all an illusion. No different from president BS Aquino's mantra of "Daang Matuwid" (Straight Path).
No less than four (4) I would say highly placed government officials have pressured Sevilla to quit his post because the ex-chief of customs refused to give Atty. Raval the helm for the Bureau of Customs (BOC) intellectual property division, enforcement and security services (ESS).
The Raval appointment is being lobbied by Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), a popular religious group in the Philippines.
It is a fact that corruption is rampant within our government. It is also a fact that religious groups with their claims of a "bulk vote" can exert a lot of influence onto our morally ambiguous and power hungry politicians. So there are no surprises there.
My questions are...
1. Are the four cabinet dorks, members of INC? Did they act because they were instructed by the higher ups in government or by their religious leaders, maybe even both?
2. It is moot if the appointee got his post or not, but it would be good to find out if he is a member of INC as well would it not?
3. What interests are held dear by INC leadership or it's prominent members that would benefit from a grateful appointee in customs?
4. What will our government do about this shameful breach of ethics by these four douchebags masquerading as public servants?
BS Aquino needs to flush the four turds in his cabinet but don't bet on it. He is absurdly over protective of his cabinet, even if they are already failing him or giving him a worse image than the one he already has. This is great advertising for INC who's membership may yet grow once word spreads that they have the ear of highly placed officials. Let the vicious cycle continue. Move along, move along...