What’s happening now with Philippine Airlines (PAL) is not mere labor trouble. It is actually part of a political power struggle between the Aquino presidency and an entrenched kingmaker, whom the former economic planning agency chief once named as a key player in the Philippines’ corrupt ecosystem.
Romulo Neri’s web of corruption theory
Romulo Neri prepared this diagram to explain his web of
corruption theory. This was submitted to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee probe
on the NBN-ZTE telecoms deal
I know Jun is very sincere with me and cares for me but I really cannot recall
that statement. I don’t remember. I cannot up to now.
That’s very little thing to do with ZTE. That meeting was more on the discussing
the political economy. I gave my usual lecture on political economy and to
shorten it I just put one brief framework and I think we all agreed that this is
the nature of the Philippine state and the oligarchic state, the players
We had to map the whole players in the political system and of course everybody
has a role to play in the whole system. And my conclusion is that in this whole
system, we are all victims of the whole oligarchic structure of the Philippine
So what happened between 2000 and 2010? There is a a full decade gap in the
Romulo Neri proposed solution for sweeping away web of corruption