Friday, July 22, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio

ORIGIN OF A FINANCIAL SIN IN AMERICA

In the United States, two names are synonymous with the 2008 financial crisis, the largest and global Great Recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s: Fannie Mae(Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac(Federal Home Mortgage Corporation).

In 1999, former democratic president Bill Clinton and the Democrat-controlled Congress turned these two big government-sponsored enterprises created to sell federally secured mortgages to homebuyers into a run away financial institutions lending mortgage money to jobless, credit less, and mendicant Americans who were mostly welfare recipients.

In 2002, Republican President George Bush tried to regulate the activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but the Democratic-controlled Congress under Sen. Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank stopped him by saying the two agencies were doing a great job that did not warrant a regulating agency under the Treasury Department.

Then Illinois Senator Barack Obama organized a community-based pressure group called ACORN(Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) among the nation’s jobless and low-income families and launched a massive campaign to apply for low-interest sub-prime mortgages(no income and no credit check) from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These on welfare and low-income constituency became Obama’s majority voters.

Like a person eating a rotting food, the private banks and other foreign investors who bought those federally secured low interest mortgages bundled as securities went bankrupt when the jobless and low income homeowners failed to pay their monthly amortizations. It was reported that some unscrupulous financial crooks presumably allied with the democrats artificially caused a meteoric rise in home prices. During the peak between 2005 and 2007, those jobless and low income homebuyers even obtained large amount of cash by applying for home equity and second mortgage loans. Those people became Obama’s voters.

When Obama became president, he bailed out the banks going bankrupt and other related financial institutions that fell victims to the mortgage racket such as the AIG. Obama used the American taxpayers’ money notably coming from the middle income and wealthy Americans. He can be said to be none other than a modern-day Robin Hood who stole the money of the middle income and rich Americans and gave it to the lazy, jobless and welfare dependent Americans.

Last year, Democratic Senator Dodd and Democratic Congressman Frank, the supposed to be principal culprits of the 2008 financial crisis in America, designed a legislation in 2010 called the Dodd-Frank Act that was signed by President Obama naturally. This terrible piece of legislation provides the largest conglomeration of financial regulations, rules, and procedures specifically aimed to prevent another 2008 financial debacle.

Here’s the moral of this story: If you cause it, fix it.

Here’s what actually has happened: President Obama and his Democratic minions incurred trillions of public debt in trying to cure the financial cancer they themselves caused. And so, we the American people, will suffer the consequences for several years to come unless the culprits surrender to justice.

Consider this report from the Congressional Budget Office: the highest spending level in 40 years occurred in 2009. In 2008 presidential elections, the American voters chose “a fox to guard the hen.” Let us not commit the same mistake next year, my countrymen.


Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio
2008 Republican candidate for 5th District of Congress nominated by the Conservative Party

Thursday, July 14, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio

GOD’S HAND MOVES ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS


When the Americans kidnapped the Filipino dictator Marcos and dumped him and his family to Hawaii instead of Paoay, Ilocos Norrte in the heat of the People Power Revolution in 1986, the Filipino people were denied the privilege of rendering judgment against a greedy and tyrannical ruler like what happened to Saddam Hussein and Nicolae Ceausescu who were both sentenced to die. Former president Joseph Estrada somehow underwent a prosecution and upon his conviction, a court of law sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Now we have another former “president” Gloria Macapagal Arroyo about to be prosecuted for multiple plunders, multiple graft and corruption cases, and multiple acts of bribery to rig the electoral system in 2004 and 2007. Let’s hope this time the Philippine judicial system would be able to try her and her cohorts in a court of law and render the appropriate decision for the sake of justice. If convicted, appropriate punishment should be imposed to discourage any other sitting or future presidents from stealing from, lying to, and cheating the poor idol-worshipping and gullible Filipino masses.

The Biblical saying, “there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed” still rules in this digital world. The first murderer, Cain, who killed his brother Abel, tried to cover his sin but failed. His brother’s blood came out from the ground.

A carpenter tried to put his wife’s dead body after killing her in a sawmill grinder to destroy any possible evidence but he still failed. An Asian American forensics expert was able to sort out the victim’s ground bones and used a DNA test for accurate identification. The murderer was appropriately punished.

Even a husband cannot lie to his wife because eventually, the wife gifted with the sixth sense will finally find out the truth. Let us learned this lesson.

These ever-expanding tribe of corrupt and evil Filipino government officials should learn their lessons, too. They cannot hide their evils forever.

Look what’s happening now. A crooked election official came out from hiding and recently told the press that he is ready to be a state witness and resurrect the dying “Hello Garci” cheating scandal during the 2004 presidential elections as well as the 2007 senatorial elections involving the Arroyos and their minions. This sudden turn of event must be an offshoot when another crooked politician, Zaldy Ampatuan, in exchange for his freedom offered to be a state witness against his father and other relatives charged of planning and executing the massacre of journalists and their political enemies in Maguindanao.

I believe it’s God’s Hand that is moving in order for justice to prevail. I’ll not question or try to understand why God does it according to His ways. I will just believe that God is a God of Justice and that’s enough for a man of simple faith.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio



THE TOY PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES


The last hope to save the Philippines from poverty and corruption is turning out to be a dud. No fire and brimstone to fall on the evil and the looters of the people’s money dancing on the street like a throng of fools. Such is Noynoy Aquino, the “gameboy” president of the Philippines.

I did perceive the only son of former President Cory who kicked out the dictator from Malacanang and Ninoy who was killed by the dictator’s minions as the ultimate saving grace of the poor Filipino masses raped and ravished by a series of foreign colonizers. I now realized that like anybody else, I am also a victim of a wild imagination. He definitely cannot deliver what he promised to do during his campaign for the presidency after one long year of fuzzy politics.

Consider the case of Jocjoc Bolante who escaped to the United States and applied for asylum in order to avoid prosecution in a multi-million dollar Fertilizer Fund scam then being investigated by the Philippine Senate. The United States government denied his asylum application and finally agreed to send him back to the Philippines instead of wasting American taxpayers’money in feeding him in jail.

Here’s the joke on Jocjoc: Aquino has been president for one year and Bolante is living like a king in the Philippines.

What has happened is that the Arroyo regime of thieves preceded a ruling crowd of limping wrists led by an unmarried leader who appears to be a Casanova wannabe. This culture naturally spawned an emerging and fast dominating subculture of influential entertainers and comedians with no brains mostly gays and lesbians even permeating the halls of Congress, both the Senate and the House and some local governments. And the result is, it seems to be: the Philippines has become the entertainment capital of Asia where the poor gets poorer when they give their hardearned money to the rich entertainers who managed to make them laugh with an empty stomach.

Unless I see thousands of job-creating factories and industries being established in the Philippine under his second year in office, President Noynoy Aquino can only good as a toy president of the idol-worshipping and gullible Filipino masses.

And wait for the next leader!

Friday, April 29, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo "Jun" Policarpio

"THIS TROUBLED WORLD IS NOT MY FINAL HOME"




American President Barack Hussein Obama obliged to release his Hawaiian birth certificate to the media to dispel any doubt of his natural birth in the United States. Donald Trump, an American billionaire who aspires to replace Obama next year as president, somehow pushed the first Black president of the United States to show his birth certificate to the public during his series of television interviews and press releases.

If Obama's birth certificate paper turned out to be genuine but the information contained turned out to be false, what will happen next? Well, we can just say that the strongest and most powerful nation in the world fell victim to the mother of all fraud. Yet I must say that this could never happen given America's capability to detect fraud.

Why did President Obama just ignore Trump's foolish cajole, if such is the case? Why pay attention to a silly joke, if such is the case? Maybe because everybody believes in the power of the media to sensationalize a lie, if such is the case. And this lie is so serious that it can destroy the American nation.

I hope that there is nothing to believe in the persistent rumor even before the 2008 presidential elections that Obama was born in Kenya and not in the United States. If it still persists and no evidence to prove otherwise that Obama is a natural born citizen, then the White House should cry racial prejudice owing to the fact that Obama's father was a foreigner from Africa. Remember, racial prejudice is against the United States Constitution.

In another country such as the United Kingdom, something happened there now that captured the interest of the whole world: the magnificent Royal Wedding of the future King and Queen of England, Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton. I was surprised not to see American First Lady Michelle Obama as one the 650 guests invited to the wedding. Perhaps Queen Elizabeth, the current British monarch and grandmother of the future King, or rather Brfitish protocol officials did not forget that sometine in April of 2009, the American First Lady hugged and tapped the Queen's back. It is against British protocol to touch the Queen. To wink at the Queen may not be as what former president George W. Bush did one time.

Again in another counry such as the Republic of the Philippines, former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces mountain of corruption and plunder charges. Today as I write this article, Ombudsman Mercedital Gutierrez who was handpicked by Arroyo during her administration to investigate corrupt and plunderous officials except the Arroyo family and their cronies resigned from her post as the Philippine Senate is getting ready for her impeachment trial.

Philippine president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino is now looking for Guitierrez's replacement who would be able to help him fulfill his campaign promise to root out corruption in government.

I cited only three countries and look at the drama and melodrama unfolding. Stay tuned for world events are getting interesting.

Friday, April 22, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION: SHEDDING OF BLOOD


Salvation has only one cost: the shedding of blood by the Savior. This is true both in the spiritual sense as well as in the material sense.

On a Good Friday, more or less than two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ of Nazareth shed his blood at the cross on Mt. Golgotha in the Old City of Jerusalem to save mankind from eternal death. We, Christians all over the world, worshipped Him as our Lord and Savior and looked forward to an eternal life in Heaven.

In this material world, so many proclaimed heroes and martyrs shed their blood to save a nation, a family, a friend, even an enemy from physical death. The Philippines has Jose Rizal and Benigno Aquino Jr; America has Abraham Lincoln and Captain Nathan Hale; Spain has Martin Diaz; and France has Joan of Arc.

It is indeed very hard to comprehend why one has to shed blood before being considered s a hero and martyr. Yet it would be easier to understand if we look at the element of love as the cause for martyrdom. One can really sacrifice his or her life for someone or something loved. Without love, there is no sacrifice; without sacrifice, there is no love.

Everything boils down to love as the main ingredient for martyrdom or heroism. For God in Heaven is Love that He sacrificed His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for the salvation of His creation. I only speak to those who believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior of mankind in writing this article. I pray that those who do not may finally understand the meaning of God’s Way of Salvation.

Friday, April 08, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


“PRESIDENT JUAN POLICARPIO”


Any country whose armed forces leadership can be bought is up for grabs to international “adventurers” with millions and millions of dollars. I am referring to the Philippines that may soon be an “outer province of China” as predicted by Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ National Hero, in his essay “The Philippines A Century Hence.”

The ten richest Filipinos in Asia, according to FORBES MAGAZINE for 2011 except for Jaime Zobel de Ayala are Filipino-Chinese: Henry Sy of SM Enterprises, Lucio Tan who owns Philippine Airlines, George Ty of METROBANK, Eduardo Cojuangco of San Miguel Corporation, Tony Tan Caktiong of Jollibee, Andrew Tan of MEGAWORLD Intenational, and John Gokongwei of Cebu Pacific Airways and Robinsons, Emilio Yap of the Manila Daily Bulletin, and Oscar Lopez of ABS-CBS television network. They can buy the whole Philippines and deliver it to the People’s Republic of China. Then we can say that Rizal is a prophet. Not yet, because I don’t believe that these Filipino Chinese billionaires will play the China card. And I don’t blame them for being billionaires in the Philippines. They know how to get rich. I just hope that they pool their resources to open up more enterprises to create enough jobs for the Filipino masses whom they call in secret as the "natives."

Once upon a time in Manila circa 1970s, I received a tip from an informant(he is now deceased) that there existed a syndicate involving officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau of Immigration under the Department of Justice issuing Philippine passports and Identification Certificates to Chinese illegal entrants in exchange for large sums of money. Thirty thousand pesos per head was then a treasure during those times. I am now presuming some of these illegal aliens now belong to the millionaire class in the Philippines. Again I don’t blame these fake Filipinos for becoming millionaires as long as they create more jobs for the “natives” and save them from being drug couriers and exploited caregivers abroad.

What I am trying to say simply is that the Philippine government was corrupt then, corrupt now, and will stay corrupt in the future. The only thing we can hope for is reduce the magnitude and intensity a la earthquake in Japan of the effect of corruption on the Filipino people. To do that is to prosecute and punish the corrupt Philippine government officials, both civilian and military, in order to save the people’s money from being stolen further.

After the media publication of my intelligence report on the Fake Filipino syndicate in 1971, Marcos declared Martial Law. None of the officials involved in my solo investigation was punished. The Department of Foreign Affairs terminated my services. The United States Embassy issued me a professional immigrant visa to migrate to the United States. And finally I became an American and resident of New York.

I chose the United States, the greatest country in the world, to be my adopted country and I am committed to help to the best of my ability to keep the United States as the strongest leader of world despite the Obamamania.

With the reported filing of criminal charges against certain “big fish” in the Philippine government such as Congressman Mikey Arroyo for tax evasion, former Congressman Prospero Pichay Jr,, special prosecutors of the Office of the Ombudsman, the forfeiture and freeze order of General Ligot’s stolen wealth, and the impending Senate trial of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez for impeachable offenses, I think the current Aquino Administration is no longer talking but doing it. That is, combat corruption in government and safeguard the people’s money.

Let the real Philippine drama continue and may President Noynoy Aquino emulate the incorruptible television character of a make-believe Philippine President Juan Policarpio in the drama series, “Tanging Yaman.”


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Friday, March 18, 2011

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER!



In order to save about one million lives from a threatening nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, Japan that will cause the release of radioactive gases into the air, something more powerful than natural calamities is required to stop it. I am referring to nothing else but the Creator of Heaven and Earth to move to stop it.

It has always been said that a prayer of faith can move mountains. It therefore can also stop a nuclear explosion caused by an act of nature.

International media caught the face of Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a United Nations watchdog, worriedly begging the whole world to cooperate with Japan in preventing a nuclear disaster.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on March 18th that the nuclear crisis is indeed “very grave” but vowed that Japan would be able to overcome it.

On March 17th, Japanese Emperor Akihito, the sovereign head, spoke calmly to his subjects and asked them to hope for a solution to the crisis. He definitely showed his humility that only hope could save his nation from the crisis though he never mentioned God or intimated about Him. It is good to remember that when Japan surrendered to the Allied forces at the close of the second world war, Akihito’s father, Emperor Hirohito renounced his being of divine nature and accepted the fact that he was not a living God as regarded by the Japanese people for many years.

The nuclear crisis occurred when a magnitude 9 earthquake and the tsunami, both natural calamities, damaged the back up generators that control the cooling system of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima-Dai-ichi Atomic Plant. The engineers have been working very hard to prevent the fuel rods from overheating and exploding. The Japanese soldiers pitched in by dousing sea water to the fuel rods that seemed to work temporarily.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company is trying to connect cable lines to restart the crippled water pumps. Still one official said that even if the connection is successful, there is no guarantee that it will prevent an explosion.

In short and plain language, Japanese superb technological skills and expertise cannot promise that it can stop an explosion and the release of radioactive materials into the air.
The Japanese government raised the alert lever from 4 to 5 just two levels below from Ukraine’s Chernobyl disaster in 1986 alert level 7 when the reactors finally exploded causing thousands and thousands of death from radiation.

Moral of this story: God in Heaven is waiting for the Japanese leaders and people to ask for His help in solving this nuclear crisis and give credit where credit is due.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!