Category: Corruption

For the People, By the People

Tick tock! Tick tock! Tick tock!

As our esteemed Perry Diaz of GlobalBalita.Com said below, the Philippine presidential (& vice presidential) election is now less than a year from happening.  And yet voters are still none the wiser who would be running and who should be elected for the highest positions in the land.

No one really has shown exemplary apptitude and total dedication in serving the country and its people with intelligence and savvy during the course of P-Noy’s term(s).  We were only made aware of this situation during typhoon Haiyan’s onslaught of Cebu & Tacloban.  It was globally reported the ineffectual governmental handling of the search and rescue. It was at this time that the word ‘disaster’ really lived up to its true and full meaning!

The politicking is self-serving, lucklustre, downright ineffectual due to lack of experience or corrupt.

The machination that goes on behind the scene also adds to the confusion of the masses and to the politicians themselves.  The unfortunate result of this confusion will bring out the worst in everyone!

To the voters and electors:  YOU GET THE GOVERNMENT YOU DESERVE!

Stigma of corruption

PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

Jojo-Binay-worried-faceWith less than a year to the 2016 presidential elections, the presidential musical chairs game has started in earnest. And there are several games going all at once by groups called political parties or “coalitions.”

To start with, these political parties are not ideological parties like what you’d see in the United States and other countries. The Philippines’ political parties are just vehicles — like the country’s unique colorful jeepneys — where politicians can take a ride hoping that it would bring them to their destinations. However, if the jeepney they’re riding in is too slow or is caught in a traffic jam, they can always transfer to another jeepney.

Having said that, let’s take a look at what’s going on with the various presidential musical chairs games. Of course the biggest game is in President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s Liberal Party (LP). There are many ambitious participants but only one will be anointed. What would happen to those who would be eliminated? In Philippine politics, there are no gracious losers, only sore losers.

Right now, the LP has only Mar Roxas vying for the party’s presidential nomination, the process of which is for P-Noy to “anoint” who the nominee will be. But Roxas, whom P-Noy had appointed as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to give him more “public exposure,” lacks the popular support for a presidential run. Recent surveys show him running behind three or four other potential contenders. With an anemic showing that doesn’t seem to improve his chances of winning, P-Noy was hesitant to throw his support behind Roxas, who had given way to P-Noy in the 2010 presidential election and settled to be P-Noy’s running mate.

P-Noy’s dilemma

Grace-Poe-and-Roxas-EscuderoHowever, Roxas lost the vice presidency to Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, who, in the final weeks of the 2010 elections, overtook Roxas in the vice presidential derby. As it turned out, a hitherto secret organization known as “Noy-Bi” was credited for Binay’s surge in the campaign. It’s interesting to note that “Noy-Bi” was not a LP-sanctioned campaign organization. However, it was organized by relatives, friends, and allies who believed that Binay was a true Aquino supporter whose link to the Aquino family goes back to the People Power days of the late president Cory Aquino.

What the LP sanctioned was the “Noy-Mar” campaign committee, which consisted mainly of LP old hands and stalwarts. And this was supposedly the organization that pushed hard to get Roxas elected. But the resources the Noy-Bi had were far too much than what the Noy-Mar organization had. With a campaign chest brimming with contributions from the Aquino and Cojuangco families and their rich allies, Roxas lost to Binay.

In the upcoming 2016 elections, we’d probably see Binay pitted against Roxas again, but this time their contest would move up to the presidential level. However, that would only happen if P-Noy would stick to his promise to support Roxas’ presidential run in 2016. But the problem is Roxas has a ghost of a chance of beating Binay.

Game changer

SWS-survey-June -2015The sudden rise of neophyte Sen. Grace Poe in recent SWS and Pulse of Asia surveys was a game changer. No longer is Binay seen as the unbeatable presidential candidate, the surge in Poe’s polls numbers has toppled Binay from his lofty pedestal, which he had distinctly occupied ever since he won the vice-presidency in 2010.

Seeing Poe’s presidential potential, P-Noy invited her and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero to Malacanang to talk about a “united ticket” that would include Roxas since Grace and Chiz aren’t LP members but Independents. But their bond was so tight that Grace has made it known that if she decided to run for president next year, she’d want Chiz to be her running mate. Chiz said that he’d support Grace in any decision she makes.

What P-Noy has in mind is to have Roxas team up with either Grace or Chiz as his running mate, which means that one of them would be sacrificed for the good of the LP coalition. The problem with this arrangement is what would be the role of the person who is sacrificed? But before we answer that question, we should first ask if Grace or Chiz were willing to run for vice president under an LP “united ticket”?

Although Grace hadn’t decided yet whether she’s going to run for president or not, she had taken herself out of the vice-presidential race next year, saying that if she’s going to run for a higher office, it might as well be the presidency.

In the case of Chiz, who has been high on the surveys for vice president, it’s not known if he was willing to be somebody’s running mate other than Grace. Needless to say, he has to make his decision whether to run for president, which is unlikely, or vice president. He could run as Binay’s running mate since the two have good relationship in the past. In 2010, Chiz was one of the leaders of the “Noy-Bi” group, a fact that could dampen any attempt to pair him up as Roxas’ running mate.

Binay-nooseIf Chiz accepts an offer to team up with Binay, they might have the right chemistry to run a good campaign. With Binay having all money to spend in the campaign and Chiz tapping the Filipino taipans’bottomless money pits, they could be a formidable team. However, with Binay’s corruption and plunder cases hanging over his head and the strong resentment against China right now, a Binay-Chiz tandem might not be the way to go. But Chiz has the flexibility to team up with anybody because he, like Grace, is an Independent. In the case of Binay, nobody is willing to run as his running mate. Has the stigma of corruption finally found its mark on Binay?

(PerryDiaz@gmail.com)

Janet Napoles Sentenced to 20 -40 Years

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Janet Napoles Sentenced to 20 -40 Years

Janet Napoles has been found guilty beyond reasonable doubt.  She was sentenced with the penalty of reclusion perpetua (permanent imprisonment) which means she will serve 20 to 40 years at the Women’s Correctional  Jail in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.

But wait, Janet is not being permanently incarcerated for the pork barrel scam.  Her sentence was for the  serious illegal detention of her nephew and employee, Benhur Luy.  She kept Luy a prisoner, under lock and key, for three months at her condominium unit, because she suspected that he was defrauding her of her fraudulently transacted pork barrel.  😉

It was when Luy was rescued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on 22 March 2013, that all hell broke loose as far as the scamming scandal of the pork barrel was concerned.  Luy spilled the beans of what was truly going on which resulted in some arrests and prison detentions of three of the most influential senators in the Philippine politics.  They are the old man, Juan Ponce Enrile, sexy (I don’t see it) Jinggoy Estrada and handsome (not bad, 🙂 I suppose) Bongbong Revilla.

I hope that this is only the start for Janet Napoles to atone for her many and expensive crimes.

I also hope that this is not a way of sweeping under the carpet, the other more serious matters of the P10billion (£151,716,105.30 British Pound Sterling or $224,997,200.00 US Dollar)pork barrel scam.  I fervently hope that there are no people working behind the scene, active in their machination in ensuring that the pork barrel scam is buried and forgotten and all the people involved will live happily ever after in their heavenly mansions.

NO WAY!

Rogues Gallery: PDAF Plunder Mugshots

Mugshots of Alleged PDAF Plunderers

At long last heads have started to roll and about time too.  It has been a very slow process.  Criminality and corruption are so entwined and intertwined in the Philippine Government that untwining these would take some time.

Janet Lim Napoles, the madam of the PDAF plunder, is no longer the lone person to be arrested for criminality against the Pork Barrel scandal.

She has been joined by Bong Revilla, her Pogi, who surrendered himself a few days ago.

Jinggoy Estrada, Janet Napoles’s Sexy, has also surrendered himself but was for a moment  almost free to “walk” after Government lawyers bungled the case raised against him.

There are plenty more to come including Tanda Enrile and of course people who are under PNoy’s own party list and cronies.  This would be a test for PNoy’s much talked about Daang Matuwid (Straight Path) away from corruption.

Who will join these three?  Who else have taken advantage of the P10 Billion Pork Barrel?  Where are Janet Napoles’s children?

We’ll just have to wait and see!

PDAF – The Rogues Gallery

 

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Janet Lim – Napoles PDAF – Facilitator

Bong Revilla

Bong Revilla Napoles’ Pogi

 

Jinggoy Estrada

Jinggoy Estrada Napoles’ Sexy

 

Juan Ponce Enrile Napoles' Tanda

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Napoles’ Tanda

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Jo Christine Napoles Still pending arrest

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James Christopher Lim Napoles Still Pending arrest

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Fernando Ramirez Pending Arrest

 

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Renato Soson Ornopia Pending Arrest

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Aileen Palama Pending Arrest

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Amparo Fernando Pending Arrest

 

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Dorilyn Agbay Fabian Pending Arrest

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Jesus Bergola Castillo Pending arrest

Jo Christine & James Napoles in Pork Barrel Fraud?

Butsoy & Neneng Napoles

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Jo Christine & James Napoles Accomplices in Pork Barrel Fraud?

 At last, the long arm of the law is finally waving its weak limbs about. I thought for a moment it was ailing with paralysis.

Allegedly James Christoper “Butsoy” Napoles and Jo Christine “Neneng” Napoles have been implicated with the Pork Barrel scandal right up to their greedy little necks and they are about to be issued warrants of arrest and to answer for their part in the wanton thievery and plunder of the monies belonging to the Philippine nation.

It is alleged that Neneng and Butsoy were willing participants in siphoning off aid funds meant for the cash-strapped farmers of Malampaya, a farming community which was a victim of one typhoon disaster after another and another….

The Government did put aside and eventually approved and released the monies amounting to P900,000,000. Not a cent went to the deserving and destitute farmers.  Instead, the cash was shared between fake Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and corrupt Government officials and workers via Janet Lim-Napoles machinations through the JLN (hmm what do the initials stand for;)) group of fake companies. Check out the JLN website. Maybe the company should be renamed JGMMS – ‘Just Give Me Money, Suckers’ 🙂

Neneng and Butsoy were not only busy falsifying documents and forging signatures on cheques, they were also officially employed as Vice President for admin and finance and Vice President for operations at JLN office at Discovery Centre in Pasig City.

Neneng and Butsoy should be charged with treason, plunder, forgery, etc for their role of being accessories, collaborators and co-conspirators to the crime and should be arrested and jailed with immediate effect.

Hmm maybe we world-weary and fed up Filipinos will see these two elevated to high office as seems to happens to those who can be ‘creative’ with accounting of public allocated funds ;).

ARE NENENG AND BUTSOY THE FUTURE SENATORS OF THE PHILIPPINES?  WE WILL NOT BE TOO SURPRISED IF THEY DO END UP RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT!

Filipinos never learn! 🙁

Independence and progress

Thank you Manny Almario for your very insightful commentary regarding how independence of the Philippines did not eventually lead to progress as opposed to other countries in Asia.  Yeah, I do agree in part with your summation that perhaps colonial mentality has a lot to do with it.

Due to hundreds of years of being under the colonialism of one superpower after another, it seems this affected us like a virulent virus that attacked our psyche, our nervous system and our DNA which in turn effected our slavish and slovenly ways in our almost feudalistic  respect in dealing with the people in charge of our Government or to those who have more money than us, or more educated or whiter, taller, etc, etc, the list can go on.

There are so many instances when I feel really uncomfortable with how some Filipinos think.

I was watching Kris Aquino’s KrisTv the other day where  she was showing the glorious scenery of Boracay.  She mentioned about a naturally white skinned people getting a suntan and would still look good.   The camera then panned out the scenery showing naturally brown skinned people with their scarves and umbrellas hopelessly trying to protect themselves from the  sun and its skin darkening effect. This kind of comment is very disheartening to a brown Filipino who is forever bombarded with celebrities endorsing white is beautiful and is already confused with the amount of headache-inducing choices of skin whitening  available in various tentacles of SM in the Philippines.  To be fair, Kris is not the only one who thinks that way.  Sales clerks in the Philippines said that any colour would suit my white husband when we were getting a red shirt for him for New Year’s supertitious celebration!  They did not say that about me with my brown skin! Ha!!!  double Ha, Ha!

I also find it disconcerting that we humbly call everyone Sir this, Sir that, thereby knighting everyone we see who we think will do us a favour or grace us with their attention.  We even call corrupt policemen bossing!  Vic Sotto, who sexually assaulted an under-age girl, the late Pepsi Paloma, is Bossing to millions.  His popularity has gone on to stratospheric level that he is often deitified whilst his criminality is swept forgotten under the carpet.

Some of us Filipinos glory in being downtrodden, some of us seem to welcome it and being proud of it.  We wear it like a badge.  We are to dependent on others.

 

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We elect abusive and corrupt leaders, we hold them to their promise of looking after our own self-interest, we readily sell our votes and being proud of it, we see this as having made a good deal for an election which the result has already been written in the star;  making money out of it, even if only for a few pesos, is our own two fingers to the system. 🙂  We fail to realise that corruption begets corruption and we the voters will ultimately have to pay in consequences.  We then moan in a never-ending story how our politicians are corrupt, completely negating the fact that we put them there.  We fatted these little pigs.  We continually pour in high grade feeds into their trough and they are loving it and we spoil them, giving them everything including the clothes off our back and our independence.

JPJhermes

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Commentary

Independence and progress

By MANUEL F. ALMARIO
Philippine Daily Inquirer
12:04 am | Thursday, June 12th, 2014
The “Rise of the East” came after decolonization following the end of World War II. Formerly, almost all the countries of Asia, except Japan, were colonies or semicolonies of Western nations. In the history of the world, the colonies counted for nothing because their political and economic systems were determined by their colonial masters.

The natural resources of the colonies—gold, minerals, lands and seas—were possessed and controlled by the colonial masters. So were the labor of the colonial subjects and the fruits of their labor. All colonies, like individuals who are slaves, are poor, while their lords are rich.

World War II changed all that. The seven-year global carnage weakened the colonial powers except one—the United States. In the framing of the Atlantic Charter of 1941 in which they laid down their aims for the war, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt prevailed on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to join him in proclaiming the right of all peoples to “self-determination.”

Roosevelt, one of the greatest of American presidents, was the one who signed the 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act that promised Philippine independence in 12 years. That Act, unprecedented in colonial history, was the fruit of our forebears’ unceasing fight for independence since the Philippine Revolution of 1896 against Spain, and our self-proclamation of independence on June 12, 1898, in the midst of a ferocious battle against American military conquest.

The Filipino struggle for independence has inspired similar struggles for freedom throughout Asia. On Oct. 21, 1940, while Malaysia (then called Malaya) was still firmly under British rule, the radical Malayan newspaper Mailis, in advocating Malayan independence, editorialized:

“All the Asian countries had to struggle to achieve their freedom against western powers … The Philippine Revolution was a good example of struggle to get rid of the colonial power. We should follow the footsteps of our brothers, who were willing to sacrifice their lives for their own freedom.” (From a paper submitted by Prof. Ramlah Adam of the University of Malaya to the International Conference on the Centennial of the 1896 Revolution in Manila)

With independence attained after 450 years of colonial subjugation, the Filipinos reasonably expected to finally enjoy prosperity as they would now be in full control of their natural and human resources, and be free to make their own policies. But it was not to be.

While our neighbors, like China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Brunei and South Korea prospered after gaining their independence —crossing the threshold of the economically advanced societies of Europe and the Americas—we have stayed out in the cold, still holding the proverbial begging bowl for aid and instruction.

We are told that we have failed economically because of corruption. But other countries have the same problem. China, a former semicolony, has not gotten rid of corruption, which daily hits the headlines, but this did not stop that nation, once the world’s beggar, to become the world’s second biggest economy.

During the Spanish regime, Filipinos were told that they were poor because they were lazy. Jose Rizal wrote the “Noli” and “Fili” to show that our poverty was due, not to our alleged indolence, but to Spanish colonization. In his essay, “Indolence of the Filipinos,” Rizal showed that in pre-Spanish colonial times, Filipinos enjoyed flourishing trade, industry and agriculture.

So it is not corruption or indolence that makes the Filipinos today the laggard in economic development in Asia. What then? Is it because while we have been granted our “independence,” we have not really exercised it? Is it because while we are nominally free, we have never really believed in the reality and desirability of our freedom and sovereignty?

Our foremost postwar nationalist, Claro M. Recto, famously called this malady “colonial mentality.” It is that of a slave who, after emancipation, chooses to remain in the bondage of his master.

Stanley Karnow, an American journalist and historian, wrote in his 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “In Our Image, America’s Empire in the Philippines,” that: “Despite its modern trappings … [the Philippines] was still a feudal society dominated by an oligarchy of rich dynasties, which had evolved from one of the world’s longest continuous spans of Western colonial rule.”

Karnow added that the United States had “preserved the archipelago as an agricultural society dependent on the American market. It also perpetuated the power of the Filipino upper class, which derived its wealth from the land.”

On the 116th anniversary of our June 12 Independence Day celebration, 68 years after the grant of independence by the United States, we should ask ourselves why we have failed to reap the benefits of independence, which we can leave as a legacy to our descendants. We also have failed our duty to fulfill the hopes of our forefathers who sacrificed so much for our liberty.

In making this self-examination, we should not flounder in self-deception by believing that the glitter from the high-rise condominiums and luxurious gated communities is the reflection of national reality, and not the murkiness of the sprawling slums, and the hunger and indignity of the humanity that populates them.

Manuel F. Almario (mfalmario@yahoo.com) is a semi-retired journalist, and spokesman of the Movement for Truth in History, Rizal’s Moth.

Janet Lim-Napoles Sex Scandal :)

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The Napoles Alleged Sex Scandal

Nakaririmarim!!! 🙁

The  Janet Lim-Napoles scandal is turning into a conspiracy of the murkiest kind.

Her sorry saga is now one of  the most epic of proportions.

What is happening to her could not be the truth as it beggars belief  that Janet would really do something so detrimental to her own health; surely Janet will not be capable of effecting something so heinous against her own body.

Well the rumour/story goes like this.  Janet was admitted to the hospital to undergo a tandem of hysterectomy and bilateral salpingostomy, which means surgically removing her entire uterus, both her ovaries as well as her fallopian tubes.

Apparently Janet has been suffering from severe adnomyosis of the uterus.  There were multiple growths of tumours in her uterus, hindering the normal passage of blood to cavities, thus created a pool of blood in the myometrium. These had resulted in Janet to suffer from heavy bleeding for over a year now.

The operation went well, in fact it was described as rather an uneventful two hours.

But it has now turned out that Janet had to stay longer at the hospital because she was still bleeding copiously.

The doctors cannot really see any reason why she continues to bleed. Without her uterus, her fallopian tubes, her ovaries, and the tumours, she should not be bleeding.

Instead of going back to jail and be ready to face the trials and tribulations she knowingly and purposely brought unto herself, Janet has been given a few more weeks free pass out of jail and to remain in the hospital.

Janet Lim-Napoles Sex Scandal 🙂

Now the real question that has been puzzling the mind of the people was something of a rather salacious kind.  Apparently Janet’s bleeding was due to a conjugal intercourse  right after her hysterectomy.  She was so horny she jumped her husband.   Was Janet horny? Or was it the mister?  Was Mr Napoles thoughtless enough to  let his baser instinct to take over him and be carnal and sexual with his barely recovered from operation missus?!!!

Was Janet really gagging for it, like a cat in heat? I would think that sex is the last thing on your mind after being gutted like a fish, sad to say.  Maybe she purposely made herself bleed so she can stay longer in the hospital?!!!  Was she cynical enough or desperate to engage in this kind of deadly shenanigan?

I supposed there is 10billion reasons to.

 

108 Alleged Pork Barrel Criminals by Napoles

Janet Napoles has finally named names of alleged master criminals working within the bowels of the Government.  All of these alleged money tricksters are already well healed in their own rights.

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108 solons in ‘Napolist’
Abad gave me ideas to set up NGOs – Napoles

by Hannah L. Torregoza & Mario B. Casayuran
May 26, 2014

Manila, Philippines — Suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles has implicated 108 former and incumbent senators and congressmen in the misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in her expanded affidavit submitted yesterday to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

In the same affidavit, Napoles said that it was Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, then a congressman representing the lone district of Batanes, who told her in 2000 about a P10-million project. Abad even showed Napoles the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO), explaining what it was for. Abad, she said, gave her ideas on how to set up non-government organizations (NGOs).

The 20 senators listed in Napoles’ affidavit submitted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III are:

1. Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile

2. Sen. Jinggoy Estrada

3. Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr.

4. Sen. Gregorio Honasan II

5. Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid

6. Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

7. Sen. Loren Legarda

8. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III

9. Sen. Vicente Sotto III

10. Sen. Cynthia Villar

11. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano

12. Sen. Francis Escudero

13. Ex-Sen. Rodolfo Biazon (now Muntinlupa congressman)

14. Ex-Sen. Robert Barbers

15. Ex-Sen. Loi Estrada

16. Ex-Sen. Robert Jaworski

17. Ex-Sen. Ramon Magsaysay

18. Ex-Sen. Tessie Aquino Oreta

19. Ex-Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr.

20. Ex-Sen. Manuel Villar

Also listed were 88 former and incumbent congressmen. They are:

1. Abad, Florencio

2. Agarao, Benjamin

3. Albano, Rodolfo

4. Amatong, Prospero

5. Angara-Castillo, Bellaflor

6. Arroyo, Iggy

7. Arroyo,Mickey

8. Bagatsing, Amado

9. Banaag, Leovigildo

10. Baterina, Salacnib

11. Beratio, Napoleon

12. Biazon, Ruffy

13. Cagas, Marc Douglas

14. Chavez, Leonila

15. Chiongbian, Erwin

16. Chipeco, Joaquin

17. Cuenco, Antonio

18. Dangwa, Samuel

19. Estrella, Conrad III

20. Estrella, Reymund

21. Fabian, Erico

22. Falcon, Jesnar

23. Falcon, Peter

24. Flores, Florencio

25. Fuentebella, Arnulfo

26. Gullas, Gerald

27. Joaquin, Uliran

28. Jaraula, Constantino

29. Lagdameo, Antonio Jr.

30. Seachon, Lanete Rizalina

31. Lanete, Scott Davies

32. Labanan, Marcelino

33. Macarambon, Benasing Jr.

34. Madamba, Sunny Rose

35. Malanyaon, Corazon

36. Malapitan, Oscar

37. Martinez, Clavel

38. Mercado, Roger

39. Miraflores, Florencio

40. Miranda, Anthony

41. Montejo, Neil Benedict

42. Nieva, Ernesto “Banzai”

43. Olano, Arrel

44. Ortega, Manuel

45. Ortega, Victor

46. Pablo, Ernesto

47. Padilla, Carlos

48. Pangandaman, Hussein

49. Pangandaman, Nasser

50. Pichay, Prospero

51. Pinggoy, Arthur

52. Plaza, Rodolfo

53. Ramiro, Herminia

54. Real, Isidro

55. Remulla, Gilbert

56. Rodriguez, Maximo

57. Rodriguez, Oca

58. Romualdo, Jurdin Jesus

59. Rodriguez, Rufus

60. Romualdo, Pedro

61. Sandoval, Ricky

62. Sandoval, Joseph

63. Solis, Jose

64. Suplico, Rolex

65. Tulangan, Generoso

66. Umali, Alfonso “Boy”

67. Umali, Aurelo “Oyi”

68. Umali, Reynaldo

69. Ungab, Isidro

70. Unico, Renato

71. Valdez, Edgar

72. Valencia, Rodolfo

73. Veloso, Eduardo

74. Yumul Hermida, Georgilu

75. Zamora, Manuel

76. Alvarado, Wilhemino

77. Cortuna, Juliega

78. Daza, Nanette Costelo

79. Echeverri, Recom

80. Lapuz, Jesli

81. Monfort, Narciso

82. Nantes, Rafael

83. Nograles, Prospero

84. Pablo, Ernesto

85. Plaza, Maria Valentina

86. Roman, Antonio

87. San Luis, Rodolfo

88. Zialcita, Eduardo.

Of the 20 former and incumbent senators, Enrile, Estrada, and Revilla are already facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman.

The agents

Enrile’s agents are Gigi Reyes, Ruby Tuason, Freddie Villamor, Butch Tuason.

Jinggoy’s agent was Ruby Tuason, while Richard Cambe acted as Revilla’s agent.

According to Napoles, certain “Bernard and Rose Palacio” acted as agents for Biazon and Barbers, respectively.

The affidavit also stated that certain “Lyn,” Matt Ranillo, Butch Tuazon, Tet De Joya, and Pauline Labayen acted as agents for Ex-Sen. Loi, wife of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, while a certain “Atty. Danny” acted as agent for Honasan.

Jaworski’s agents, according to Napoles’ affidavit, were his son Dudut (prior to his election as Pasig congressman) and Tet De Joya.

A certain Zenaida Ducut acted as Lapid’s agent, while a certain Catherine Mae “Maam Maya” Canlas Santos acted as agent for Marcos and Legarda.

In Magsaysay’s case, Napoles said that certain Patricia “Gay” Agana Tan, Bibing Agana Villacorta, and Atty. Yacky Agana were his agents.

Listed as Oreta’s agent was a certain Carlos “Caloy” Reyes, while a certain Mon Arcenas acted as agent of the elder Pimentel. On the younger Pimentel’s case, his estranged wife Jewel and Luis “Louie” Cruz acted as his agents.

Napoles named Jennifer “Jen” Corpuz as Sotto’s agent, while she identified Jun Adriano and Arman Padilla as the agents of the Villar couple.

Campaign contributor

Napoles also admitted providing campaign funds for former senator Villar through Adriano, as well as Cayetano and Escudero.

“Nagbigay ako ng pera para sa kampanya ni Senador Alan Peter Cayetano noong last election (2010). Nagkita kami sa Slice restaurant sa Bonifacio Global City. Personal kong inabot sa kanya ang pera,” Napoles stated in page 28 of her affidavit.

She also said she got to meet congressman Ompong Plaza who introduced her to Escudero who ran in the 2010 senatorial elections.

Before the elections, Napoles said she met Escudero in a private function at a Chinese restaurant in EDSA Shangri-La Hotel and was convinced to provide financial support for his presidential bid. Escudero would later back out from his presidential bid.

Napoles said her next meeting with Escudero, already a senator, was at the Taste of LA in Quezon City. She said they discussed possible projects and gave sizeable funds again to Escudero only to learn later that no project pushed through.

Not the mastermind

In the same affidavit, Napoles reiterated her innocence in the pork barrel fund scam and her decision “to tell the whole truth.”

“I am not the most guilty and not the mastermind of the alleged P10-billion pork barrel fund scam nor of the Malampaya fund scam,” Napoles said.

“I categorically and strongly deny that I am the mastermind of the alleged Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel and Malampaya fund scams as well as other projects that used government funds of which I have personal knowledge of,” she also said.

Napoles also said that though the Commission on Audit (COA) report identifies at least 82 NGOs with questionable transactions, she clarified that she is not involved nor familiar with all these NGOs.

“I am absolutely sure that even before I entered into the business of transacting through NGOs or foundations, there were already existing foundations transacting with the government,” she said.

As a businesswoman, Napoles said she just wanted to expand her business as well as the distribution of her products having been a manufacturer of liquid foliar fertilizers.

But in 2000, Napoles said she was introduced to Abad by Manuel Jarmin at a Japanese restaurant at EDSA Shangri-La. It was during the meeting that Abad told Napoles about the P10-million project.

Napoles also said that she was presenting her affidavit to support her request for the exclusion of her children James Christopher and Jo Christine from prosecution, saying they had “no knowledge, participation, and involvement” in the case.

“I am executing this affidavit to shed light on the facts and circumstances surrounding the PDAF and Malampaya fund scams involved in the cases pending before this honorable office and to support my request to be utilized as state witness and to be granted immunity from criminal prosecution in accordance with Section 17 or Republic Act 6770,” Napoles stated in the conclusion of her affidavit.

Napoles Guilt Over Pork Barrel Scandal

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The article below by Manny Almario, a retired journalist from the Philippines, is certainly thought-provoking.  I do agree that Janet Lim-Napoles is not the most guilty amongst her cohorts but at the same time I do not believe that she is less guilty.  GUILT IS GUILT!  No one is less guilty when one is guilty.

Janet Lim-Napoles embraced  criminality of the plunder  with so much gusto that she involved – from her side alone –   her families, friends, employees, colleagues and God knows who else!

Janet Lim-Napoles enjoyed all the trappings gained from the wanton plunder of public purse.

Janet Lim-Napoles was an active participant in the sorry saga of avarice, looting, robbing and fleecing of the National Treasury.  She was aiding and abetting the marauding criminals within the Philippine Government with her eyes, mouth, ears and waiting arms wide open.  She is not some innocent ninny that was taken advantage of.  She was  a grasping she-devil, an opportunist, waiting in the offing  to brandish her  slick and skilful sleight of hand to make monies disappear, and seem, “now you see it, now you don’t”.  She was on par with magicians in the highest order!

Janet Lim Napoles may not be the most guilty but she is equally guilty as anyone else involved in the plunder and she should be given a punishment appropriate to her crime.  This should involve confiscation of monies and properties she gained from her criminal act against the NATION!

Letting Janet Lim-Napoles sing like a canary for a free pass out of prison is a criminal act in itself.  Janet may sing beautifully but let us remember that the Pork Barrel Scandal is not about Philippines Got Talent or even The Voice.  Pork Barrel Scandal is about treason, treachery and betrayal of the sovereignty of the Filipino people and of the Philippine Government.

I say confiscate her properties and lock her up in jail and throw away the keys. Then go for her cohorts, I am sure there are enough materials and evidence to convict the rest of the Pork Barrel criminals.

JPJhermes, Nagpapatrol
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Napoles not ‘most guilty’
12:02 am | Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
 
It is disputable that Janet Lim-Napoles is the “most guilty” in the stupendous P10-billion pork barrel scam.  She is an ordinary citizen, without any official governmental power.  On the other hand, the legislators and other public officials who are her co-accused are cloaked with public authority. They were the custodians of public money. They had the sworn duty to preserve and spend public money for the public good. Instead, they allegedly plundered it.
 
Every public official is required by law to take an oath to “well and faithfully discharge to the best of his ability the duties of the office or position upon which he is about to enter; and (to declare) that he voluntarily assumes the obligation imposed by his oath of office, without mental reservation  or purpose of evasion” (Sec. 40, 1987 Administrative Code of the Philippines).
 
Napoles had taken no such oath, not having occupied a government position. But the public officials did.  Their oaths usually end with the phrase, “So help me God.” Therefore their crime, if proven, would be a “betrayal of the public trust,” for failing to “well and faithfully discharge” the duties of their office.  It would also be sacrilege for falsely invoking the name of God.
 
In his March 26, 2012, column (“Betrayal of public trust”), Fr. Joaquin J. Bernas,  former dean of the Ateneo Law School, quoted Constitutional Commissioner Ricardo Romulo as saying that “betrayal of the public trust,” one of the causes for impeachment of public officials, could “cover any violation of the oath of office.”
 
Commissioner Rustico de los Reyes, author of the amendment, added that “the term … includes betrayal of public interest, inexcusable negligence of duty  (italics supplied), tyrannical abuse of power, breach of official duty by malfeasance or misfeasance, cronyism, favoritism, etc. to the prejudice of public interest and which tend to bring the office into disrepute.”
 
Further, the crime of plunder, under Republic Act No. 7080, is primarily directed against “public officers” who acquire ill-gotten wealth or misappropriate public funds amounting to more than P50 million.  A private person who participates in the crime is also punished for the same offense, but he or she is not the principal accused.
Even if Napoles is the mastermind, which is unlikely, considering her being an outsider, Napoles cannot be the “most guilty” since she could not have committed the crime without the assent and participation of the public officials who have custody of and power to dispose of the funds.  These officials had the duty to “turn her in” or charge her for simply making an indecent or illegal proposition.
 
It is to the public interest that Napoles be made a state’s witness, if her testimony is assuredly necessary to convict the public officials concerned, in order to forewarn all incumbent and future officials to be faithful to their oath of office, under pain of punishment under the law.  An additional requirement of course would be for her to return to the state all the proceeds she may have enjoyed from the scam.
 
—MANUEL F. ALMARIO,
 
Spokesman,
Movement for Truth in History,
mfalmario@yahoo.com
 

Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada – 2016 Philippine Presidential Candidate?

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Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada better known as Janet Napoles “Sexy” was born Jose Pimentel Ejercito, Jr, the son of a Filipino deposed president and action king on the Philippine movies, Joseph Estrada.

Jinggoy who followed in his father’s footsteps was a former actor, politician and the rest 😉

 

 

 

 

 


tuAchievements and famous for:

  • A.B. Economics graduate from University of the Philippines
  • 4 yrs Bachelor of Law at Lyceum of the Philippines University
  • Doctorate of Humanities as recognition of his academic excellence and public service
  • Became the youngest elected mayor in the Philippines at the age of 29 in 1992
  • During his mayoralship, San Juan became one of the most progressive municipalities and the most peaceful municipality in the Philippines.

 

 

 

images (20)Infamous for:

  • Janet Napoles’ “Sexy” in the P10 Billion Pork Barrell Scandal
  • Controversy in his account of an incident in Hong Kong airport pertaining to alleged backlash towards an incident involving 8 Chinese nationals after the Manila hostage crisis of 2010.  He said that he was mistreated at the airport but an opposing report/account said that he was treated like a VIP given to every diplomats.
  • Being a guest speaker at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila’s 46th commencement exercises which he turned into a platform for the coming election.  He spoke at length about his non-involvement in the pork barrel scandal.  He declared his innocense over and over much to the disgust of the graduating students who were expecting an inspirational “go conquer the world” speech.  He also arrived so late for the ceremony at the PICC.