The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) during the time of then President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has allegedly spent P1 billion for coffee, President Benigno Aquino himself disclosed this on Monday.
Aquino made this revelation during his second State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.
In just one year in office, Aquino said his administration uncovered another irregularity involving the previous management of Pagcor.
Rom 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Some quarters accused President Aquino of vengeance against the previous administration but Christian doctrine teach us that leader like President Aquino is ordained as the minister of God to make revenge and execute wrath upon him/her that doeth evil.
Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Rom 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Rom 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Rom 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Rom 13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
According to presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, PAGCOR's "coffee shop expenditures" reached P1,007,408,908.86.
The total consisted of P933,664.57 from August to December 2001, P22,204,609.23 in 2002 and P29,804,628.60 in 2003.
The coffee charges then jumped to P83,714,154.02 in 2004, P172,819,600.96 in 2005, and P167,379,603.74 in 2006.
It declined slightly to P119,670,645.01 in 2007 but rose to P164,561,181.88 in 2008, P162,917,571.58 in 2009, and P83,403,251.29 in January to June 2010.
What a lavish and extravagant spending.
Prov 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.Sigh! Oh Lord God, free us from corrupt officials of our nation.
Ps 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.