Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Repost From GMA News.TV (Shameless Acts of PGMA)

Arroyo's manicurist named Pag-IBIG board member, Palace confirms

Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed reports that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's manicurist has been appointed as board member of the Pag-IBIG Housing Fund.

Deputy presidential spokesman Gary Olivar said Anita "Nitz" Carpon has been appointed to the housing agency to represent government employees, even as he defended her from criticisms against her "lowly" status.

"Ang kanya pong kakatawanin is precisely yung maliliit na empleyado na siyang nangangailangan ng serbisyo ng Pag-IBIG (What she will represent are precisely those small employees who need the services of Pag-IBIG). Let us not hold her lowly status against her," Olivar said in the report aired over GMA News’ early evening news program “24 Oras."

Carpon's appointment first appeared on broadsheet Philippine Star when Jarius Bondoc reported in his April 19 column that the manicurist had secured a post at Pag-IBIG and would likely receive a monthly salary of P130,000.

Bondoc also said "no one at the Pag-IBIG Fund cares to answer quiet inquiries" about the issue.

On April 21, Bondoc wrote another column, saying that aside from Carpon, Mrs. Arroyo also appointed her gardener, Armando Macapagal, as deputy of the Luneta Park Administration.

"Professionals among Malacañang’s housekeeping staff are outraged. Not only did Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appoint her personal manicurist to the board of trustees of Pag-IBIG Housing Fund. She also earlier named her gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park Administration. Both postings are improper sinecures, Palace aides murmur," Bondoc's column read.

"A third insider doubts the two appointees’ credentials. Macapagal supposedly landscapes Malacañang lawns but does not manage people. Carpon is not known for financial expertise to oversee the multibillion-peso housing mutual fund of all employees. Nicknamed Nitz, she is often scolded by Arroyo for mismatching presidential handbags and shoes," it added.

In 2002, President Arroyo also appointed her for dedentist Leonor Tripon-Rosero as board examiner for dentistry. In 2003, Rosero was promoted as commissioner of the Philippine Regulation Commission. Two years after, in January 2005, she was named as PRC chair.—JV, GMANews.TV

Reposted From GMA News.TV


Sam said...

Ang swerte naman nila. Sana naging gardener din ako or katulong ni Arroyo. Hindi ako pwedeng mag manucurista kasi di ako marunong.LOLz.

Seriously, I hope people of the Philippines will be able look for a president who will be sincere in giving service due to the Filipino people and not just busy himself putting money on his own pocket or giving shameful appointments like what Arroyo did. Enough of her and we Filipinos must strive to have a good leader especially that 2010 election is already nearing.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sam,
Yes, PGMA was just like a curse that descended on the Filipino people. Nakakasulasok na ang kanyang pinaggagagawa. Buti na lang at nalagay niya sa ayos ang ating ekonomiya. Yun siguro ang natatanging accomplishment nang kanyang administrasyon. Thanks for your visit and concerned comments. God bless you all always.

MsRay said...

Iba talaga pag may kapit ka sa powers that be. Ano kaya ang qualification para makuha mo yung mataas na position aside from palakasan sa presidente (o sa miembro ng pamilya nya)?

bluedreamer27 said...

naku napanood ko nga yan at sya naman ikinanggalaiti namin lahat sa bahay... marami naman ibang propesional o govt employee jan eh... it's not that nilalait ko yung manicurista, i just can't accpet the fact that Gloria uses her power to appoint someone as easy as like that

by the way kua, i am now following your blog so i will not miss any of your post again

have a great day and happy blogging

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi MsRay,
Ang tanging qualification nila ay nakadikit sila kay PGMA. Ang may sala rito ay si PGMA na wala na yatang natitirang kahihiyan sa pagkatao niya kaya't pati manikurista, hardinero at dentista niya ay inappoint sa mataas at sensitibong posisyon sa gobyerno na halata namang hindi sila karapat dapat. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Blue,
Salamat at laging kang nandiyan. Lahat tayong Pilipino sa Pinas man o nasa aboard ay naiinis sa kagaspangang ipinapakita ni PGMA na magappoint nang mga nakadikit sa kanya sa matataas na posisyon sa gobyerno. Hindi ako magtataka na baka iappoint niya si Bantay bilang kalihim nang Bureau of Animal Industry at si Muning bilang kalihim nang Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, hahaha, lol. May katapusan din ang lahat. Thanks for your visit and meaningful comments. God bless you always.


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