Akbayan received funds from Hacienda Luisita owners. Download report here

Posted: October 25, 2012 in Exposing Akbayan, philippine elections, Socio-Political

The links between Aquino and Akbayan, even from the time of 2010 elections, show that Akbayan is really Aquino’s favored partylist. And now that Noynoy Aquino is President, questions continue to arise on how Akbayan will be using its position in the Aquino government to gain unfair advantage over the truly marginalized and underrepresented groups.

With this kind of campaign contribution, Akbayan is utterly beholden to Aquino and they will continue to be, even if Aquino’s policies run counter to the interests of the marginalized.It’s possible that part of the contribution from the Aquino siblings went to the television ads of Akbayan which were actually TV ads of Aquino. It is Aquino’s way to circumvent the law on campaign airtime, and make it appear that it is Akbayan’s airtime being used.In any case, Akbayan’s huge election spending undermines the Party’s claim of being marginalized.

We suspect that the Aquino sisters appear to be mere donors on paper, meaning, the real Akbayan campaign contributor was none other that Noynoy Aquino. We were not born yesterday. Lacierda’s claim that Aquino’s sisters were “private citizens” contributing to a campaign is baloney.

Contributors include:

Kris Aquino- P10 million

Maria Elena Cruz- P2 million

Viel Dee: P2 million

Richard Dee: P3 million

Here’s more. According to Akbayan’s statement submitted to Comelec, Rafael Cojuangco Lopa et al , Noynoy’s cousins and major stockholders of Hacienda Luisita, were also contributors to Akbayan’s campaign kitty. You draw the connection, between Hacienda Luisita and Akbayan’s campaign funds. Simply disgusting. What does that say of a party that receives campaign donations that are tainted with the blood of Luisita martyrs?

And still they claim to represent the marginalized. ###

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