The Return of Kamaganak Inc.
Posted by akosistella on April 30, 2010
By Dean Dela Paz
Coming from the presidencies of Corazon Aquino and Fidel Ramos, in his inaugural address Joseph Estrada declared neither relatives nor friends would receive favors under his watch.
Alluding to his predecessors, Kamaganak Incorporated was coined to represent corruption under Aquino. Under Ramos it was reclaimed land deals and the Centennial Park project.
Estrada was later deposed and the man responsible for his impeachment was then House Speaker Manuel Villar.
When another Aquino tastelessly danced a jig on the Senate floor anti-corruption sentiments ignited an uprising within hours. Benefiting from Villar’s initiative, Estrada’s vice-president grabbed the presidential reins on expectations she would clean up after.
Unfortunately, Gloria Arroyo outdid Kamaganak Inc.