Tear down the veil of hypocrisy


Many Ilonggos are angry to hear that our city grabbed the national limelight as the “bird’s nest of corruption” in the country.
They should be angry. Nobody wants to see our city gain such notoriety. And I equally angry and hurt to see it happen.
Why did I have to say that before the Senate? I have to let the entire nation know that corruption of unprecedented magnitude is draining the public coffers so rapidly, and there’s no effort to plug the leak.
The problem is not me. These Ilonggos should not turn their anger at me. They should be angry at the people who preside over this empire of corruption. Our city can never be great again if this continues.
Am I fabricating facts about corruption?
No. What I mentioned are just the more prominent of the graft-ridden projects we have seen in Iloilo City. At the lower level, we have the “tuklo” in the public markets, the procurement scandals in City Hall and traffic aides filching money from jeepney drivers.
If these people still don’t comprehend the magnitude of the problem, then, they too, become part of the problem.
We can never stop corruption for as long as we pretend not to se

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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