Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III, Yellow Pad/Business World/March 8, 2010
Black propaganda is part of the arsenal, employed in any kind of conflict—in politics, in economics, in war, in elections. All the parties engaged in the conflict—not only the bad guys but the good guys as well—use black propaganda.
Black propaganda’s distinct feature is that the treacherous material assigned to one side actually originated from the rival group.
In this case, the label of “Villarroyo”—describing Manny Villar as Gloria Arroyo’s clone and candidate—cannot be classified as black propaganda. The one who coined the term had no intention to assign the source of “Villarroyo” to the Villar camp. To disclose information and give credit where credit is due, I cite the creative person who coined “Villarroyo”—Manuel Buencamino, our fellow at Action for Economic Reforms.
A good example of black propaganda is the statement that went viral on the internet, titled “Why I will vote for Noynoy,” allegedly written by Winnie Monsod. (Winnie has issued a disclaimer in her Philippine Daily Inquirer column and on television.)
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) now wants condom ads banned.
They said, “condom advertisements should be banned from television, radio, movies, newspapers, magazines, and public places, as they desensitize the youth’s delicate conscience and weaken their moral fiber as future parents.”
And one of them wants condom manufacturers to add a warning label on condom, something like the scare warnings on cigarette packs. He suggested something like “Condoms don’t prevent HIV/AIDS.”
Well, I got a better idea. How about, “You will go to Hell if you use this product” ?
Manuel Buencamino / Dispatches from the Enchanted Kingdom/Business Mirror
“The ratio of tolerance of our bishops toward the excesses of the Arroyo regime is directly proportional to their intolerance for condoms and contraceptives.”—Philip Gilmore
Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral decided to distribute free condoms “to those who cannot afford it” because HIV/AIDS cases are spreading at an alarming rate. That earned her the ire of the Catholic Church.
One bishop denounced her timely intervention as immoral and warned her that “she already has one foot in hell and many more might suffer the same fate” if she did not stop what she was doing.
The story below will give you a good idea of how Villar operates, the different schemes he used to go around the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law.
Why the Magdalo and the Left find this man so appealing truly escapes me.
THE VILLAR EMPIRE: Dream homes on farmlands
by Jerry Esplanada
IN ADDITION to 450 hectares of prime land near the
Ninoy Aquino International Airport, real estate tycoon
and Las Piñas Rep. Manuel Villar has acquired some
5,500 hectares (equivalent to 55 million square meters) in mostly agricultural lands in various parts of the country.
The Villar flagship Camella & Palmera Homes Inc. and its affiliate firms have been developing the landholdings into housing projects marketed as ”Dream Homes in a total California setting,” ”Slice of Europe,” ”Queen City’s crown jewel,” and country homes with the ”Charm of the Caribbean,” among other come-ons.
Documents obtained by the Inquirer, however, revealed that the conversion of many Villar landholdings from agricultural to residential use was made without the required clearance from the Department of Agrarian Reform.