heto po, mga kababayan, ang mga naghahati-hati sa perang ibinabayad ng mga mamamayan sa paggamit ng kuryente ng meralco, at tubig ng manila waters …
sino kaya ang nagset-up ng ganitong klase ng organizational connivance ng pandarambong, heheheh! sinooooooo?!? …. ang energy regulations commission ba, o ang privatization?!?
ah! lamkona, ang mafia! heheheh! …
mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate that primarily practices protection racketeering — the use of violent intimidation to manipulate local economic activity, especially illicit trade; such as drug-trafficking, loan sharking and fraud, and many more others.
being bonded together by a code of honour, the code of silence or omertà in rome and southern italy, safeguards the mafia from outside intrusion and law enforcement action.
the term was originally applied to the sicilian mafia, and expanded to encompass other organizations of similar methods and purpose, e.g. “the russian mafia”, “the japanese mafia”, or “the albanian mafia” and of course “the manila mafia”.
informally applied by the propaganda of the press, the criminal organizations themselves have their own terms (e.g. the sicilian and american mafia calls itself “cosa nostra”;
the mexican mafia calls itself la eme and the japanese mafia is yakuza, but when used alone, “Mafia” typically refers to the sicilian or the american mafia.
italian term “mafia”, spelled “Maffia” in early texts, was created in sicily, but then, the area of southern italy was, in fact, was an islamic emirate between 827 and 1091.
therefore, the sicilian adjective mafiusu or italian mafioso may derive from arabic slang “mahyas”, meaning “aggressive boasting, bragging”, or marfud, meaning “rejected”.
in 19th century sicily, there was a man called “mariusu” who was ambiguous, signifying a bully, arrogant but also fearless, enterprising, and proud.
there was also a sicilian woman, however, whose feminine-form adjective “mafiusa” means beautiful and attractive.
all the descriptions of the mafia are similar to what we have, and in Manila, a unique variation of that organization is obviously in place, including the very important codes that cannot never be decoded.
pero mukang hindi rin! merong tinatawag na privatization, baka ito nga! …
privatization is a banking policy imposed to governments to transfer the assets, agencies, and function of government into the hands and control of the private sector.
this is as the sale of the assets such as real estate, infrastructures, facilities, and other resources including the take over of the functions of the privatized instrumentalities.
through abolition, build-operate-and-transfer, merger and streamlining of agencies, the government relinquishes responsibilities and functions that shall become opportunities for profits by private businesses.
the signing of Presidential Decrees 2029 and 2030 by Marcos before the downfall of his dictatorship in 1986, the legal frame for the declaration of privatization as a policy was completed.
then, cory cojuangco aquino took over in the implementation as part of the structural adjustment program in connivance with the international monetary fund and of course, the world bank (IMF-WB).
the SAP specified austerity measures in government spendings to assure them of continued foreign debt payments and the expansion of trade; investment liberalization to ease the worsening crisis of overproduction of monopoly capital which control the IMF-World Bank.
the IMF-World Bank took advantage of the dire need for funds by the aquino administration due to the empty national coffers left by the marcos dictatorship.
in exchange were additional foreign loans of $310 millions economic recovery Loan plus $200 millions to revive the government-owned and controlled corporations.
cory signed proclamation no. 50 to create the committee on privatization and assets privatization trust to administer the implementation of privatization, whose five-year life was extended twice by fidel ramos with full authority to “fire-and-hire” the existing employees of the privatized agencies to the new owners.
As designed, the cory government’s dismal performance in meeting the targets of privatization would be pursued by fidel ramos’ policies of liberalization, deregulation and privatization, as battle-cry for medium-term philippine development plan.
The core objective is to consolidate the comprehensive control by foreign monopoly capital of the economy and politics of the country, as contained in a letter of intent (LOI) submitted by President Ramos to the IMF-World Bank immediately upon his assumption as president in 1992.
To cover such intent, they promoted the idea of “laissez faire” or free competition as if the playing field is even between the monopolists and small businesses, with the following acts among others:
RA 8181 or the Home Consumption Value Act
Bank Liberalization Act — entry of ten more foreign offshore banks.
Land Lease Act — use of land by foreigners for as long as 25 to 50 years.
RA 7942 or New Mining Code of 1995 — opening of 25% of land area of the country for foreign exploitation.
Such services on water, electricity and power generation, education, health, housing, transportation, communication and even rice as staple food being basic needs of Filipinos, assure the foreign and local monopolies of unlimited market.
This is the reason why Ramos is angered by the actions of the Supreme Court (SC) that delayed the sale of the Manila Hotel and the Metropolitan Waterworks; Sewerage System (MWSS).
It is clear to conclude that privatization together with related policies of liberalization and deregulation are policy-dictates of monopoly capital through IMF-World Bank, GATT-WTO, APEC, ADB and that Aquino and Ramos are in collusion.
and according to me, the manila mafia emerged with the help of the philippine government, with the Lopezes, long identified with the power industry, has the greenest portfolio with its plants sourcing energy mostly from geothermal and natural gas, and the roxases, ayalas and other prominent manila mafia members.