Thursday, September 12, 2019

The release of "Janet Lim Napoles"

Janet "Jenny" Luy Lim-Napoles (born Janet Lim y Luy; January 15, 1964) is a businesswoman who is believed to have masterminded the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) Scam. She was convicted of plunder for her involvement in the PDAF Scam and is facing charges for alleged involvement in the misuse of the Malampaya fund for disaster response operations.

Alleged pork barrel scam queen "Janet Lim Napoles" was among the inmates released due to the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, according to the list submitted by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to the Senate.

Based on records, the "Janet Lim Napoles" released in the list was not the one facing plunder trial and detained at the Correctional Institution for Women.  Instead, the one release in November 2018 was convicted for rape.

On the list, the charge attached to Napoles was rape, not plunder.

Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the blue ribbon committee, said he was disappointed with the revelation.

ustice Undersecretary Deo Marco, who heads the committee responsible for reviewing activities at Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), said an investigation is underway.

"Either na nasa listahan talaga si Napoles hindi lang natuloy, or nagkamali sa encoding, especially, rape ang sinabing kaso d'yan ni Napoles. I will ask BuCor to explain," Marco said.

“There is an attempt to release as many people as they can, including Napoles,” he said, adding that he would raise the matter at Thursday’s resumption of the Senate hearing on Republic Act No. 10592 that he leads.

The good conduct law drew scrutiny from lawmakers for nearly benefiting rapist-killer Antonio Sanchez whose release on supposed good behavior was aborted amid public outrage.

Napoles was among 2,160 convicts serving time for heinous crimes but released on good conduct time allowance under the 2013 law.

A list from the Bureau of Corrections obtained by the Inquirer showed that a ‘Napoles, Janet y Lim,’ prisoner N211P-2332, was among “persons deprived of liberty” who were freed under the current administration.

Napoles was number 275 in the group of convicts charged with rape who were freed on Nov. 12, 2018.

Monday, September 2, 2019

The release of Antonio Sanchez

Director General Nicanor Faeldon admitted that he signed a release order for former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez, but insisted that he “stopped the process” for his release.

Faeldon made the admission after repeatedly denying during the Senate committee on justice and human rights hearing Monday that he signed a release order.

He insisted that what he signed was a memorandum to start the process of Sanchez’s release.

When presented by Senator Panfilo Lacson with a copy of the release order for Sanchez which bore his signature, Faeldon still insisted that it was a memorandum greenlighting the start of the release process.

Lacson, however, pointed out that the fourth paragraph of the memorandum dated August 20, 2019 gave the directive to submit a report on the compliance of the order.

He insisted that the release process for Sanchez was not completed.

Sanchez, who was convicted for the rape and murder of Mary Eileen Sarmenta and the killing of Allan Gomez, would have been among the estimated 11,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) who are said to have qualified for a reduced prison term based on good conduct time allowance (GCTA).

The GCTA system allows a PDL, including those convicted of heinous crimes based on the existing implementing rules, to apply for a reduction of his prison term on good conduct.

Good conduct, based on the implementing rules, means participation in any of six programs and not violating any of the 45 offenses listed, Faeldon said.

Faeldon said the recommendation to release Sanchez and several others reached his office on July 20, 2019.

He said he had reservations about releasing Sanchez and that he had been discussing with the BuCor legal office on how to legally stop the former mayor’s release from jail.

But he said he was advised that a case would not be filed against him if he releases Sanchez because there is legal basis for this. But if he holds Sanchez and other PDLs, a case would be filed against him.

Reports on the impending release of Sanchez sparked public outrage.

Gordon questioned the GCTA granted to the former mayor, considering that he was reported to have committed several violations in prison, including not wearing a PDL’s uniform.

RA 10592 was passed in 2013 under then President Benigno Aquino III with the goal of decongesting prisons and giving a second chance to reformed convicts.

The Supreme Court ruled in June that this law should be applied to prison sentences given even prior to its passage.

A total of 1,914 prisoners convicted of heinous crimes have been granted early release since 2014 under the GCTA law, BuCor data showed. Under the Revised Penal Code, any release order granted cannot be revoked.

More than two decades since he was convicted, Sanchez still maintains innocence, saying he was a victim of a frame-up by his political enemies.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bea Alonzo & Julia Barretto w/ Raffy Tulfo

The issue started when several photos of Gerald and Julia together circulated online, which garnered different reactions from the netizens.

Meme Photo of Bea Alonzo & Julia Barretto w/ Raffy Tulfo Goes Viral

Meme photo of Bea Alonzo and Julia Barretto together with the veteran broadcaster Raffy Tulfo goes viral after it was posted online.

Over the past few days, Filipino celebrities such as Bea Alonzo, Julia Barretto, and Gerald Anderson have been the most controversial personalities on social media.

The speculations regarding the rumored affair of Pinay actress Julia Barretto and actor Gerald Anderson brought the social media by storm.

Inimbitahan ni Raffy Tulfo sina Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson, at Julia Barretto sa kanyang radio program upang “ayusin” ang kanilang problema.

Sa kanyang TV program na Aksyon sa TV5 nitong Miyerkules ng gabi, August 7, sinabi ng broadcaster na mas mainam kung maghaharap-harap ang tatlong Kapamilya stars.

Sabi ni Raffy, “Alam mo 'yan, solusyon niyan, itong si Bea, 'tsaka si Julia, 'tsaka si Gerald, pumunta sa Wanted sa Radyo. Ayusin namin 'yan.”

Tinukoy ni Raffy ang kanyang radio program, na umeere tuwing weekdays ng hapon sa Radyo5 92.3 News FM.

Dinadagsa ng mga karaniwang tao na may problemang nais maresolba, inimbitahan ng broadcaster ang tatlo sa kanyang programa para “malaman natin kung sino ang may kasalanan.”

Sabi ni Raffy, “Lahat ng problema ay may solusyon. Para malaman natin talaga kung sino ang may kasalanan.”

Trending at lalo pang tinututukan ng publiko ang kontrobersiyang kinasasangkutan nina Bea, Gerald, at Julia makaraang magkasunod na maglabas ng pahayag ngayong linggo sina Gerald at Julia tungkol sa isyu.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Arroyo vs Alvarez

The power shift happened with the knowledge — if not blessing — of President Rodrigo Duterte, who was forced to wait a full hour before delivering his State of the Nation Address (Sona) to a joint session of Congress as the leadership row played out on national television.

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is now Pampanga 2nd district representative, has been named the new Speaker.

When President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at Batasan for his State of the Nation Address (SONA), before 4 pm, it was still Alvarez who welcomed him, along with Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

The President's SONA was delayed for more than an hour since he had to speak separately with Alvarez and Arroyo, according to congressional sources.

An agreement was reached to let Alvarez sit with the President during the speech, and to formalize Arroyo's election as Speaker through a proper resolution.

After the President's SONA, lawmakers stayed to hold a session.

Alvarez also made powerful enemies.

He slapped graft charges against his former bosom buddy, Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., one of the top campaign contributors of the President.

Alvarez supported Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas in the latter’s political feud with the Marcoses in Ilocos Norte.

“Everybody had their own issues [with him],” Nograles said. “The zero budget was an issue for some of them, so was the removal of chairmanships from those who voted against the death penalty [bill],” he said.

While Alvarez was making enemies, Arroyo was consolidating her forces.

Of the 184 who voted for her, several were her former Cabinet officials, including Andaya, who was her budget secretary, and Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap, who was her agriculture secretary.

Another close ally is Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, who has joined the new supermajority.

Alvarez did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Pakisabi sa kanya magtago lang siya..

"Sabi ko sa anak ko, i-text mo iyan kasi tuwing negte-text ako, hindi na siya nag-rereply kasi eh, kaya itong mga anak ko pina-text ko. Ang reply niya sa anak ko, 'Huwag mo siyang pa-attend... Huwag siyang umattend diyan, pagkakaguluhan lang siyan diyan. Sabi niyang ganun, 'Pagtatawanan lang kaming dalawa, magiging kahiya-hiya lang kami diyan na dalawa,'" he said.

Ronnie Dayan, the former driver-bodyguard of Senator Leila De Lima, admitted Thursday that his former boss-lover urged him to go into hiding to avoid a House of Representatives inquiry on the alleged drug trade inside the state penitentiary.

Dayan said that when his sister received a subpoena summoning him to the House probe, he talked to his daughter to contact De Lima because the senator was not replying to his text messages.

He said he wanted to attend the investigation, but De Lima -- whom his family allegedly calls "Tita Lai" or "TL" -- told his daughter that he should go into hiding.

"Gustong-gusto ko pong attendan iyung hearing pero ang sabi ni Ma'am sa text niya sa aking anak na si Hannah Mae Dayan: 'Pakisabi sa kanya magtago lang siya... Papipiyestahan lang siya at silang dalawa kapag nag-appear siya sa hearing."

His daughter, Hannah Mae Dayan, also read the text messages which she allegedly got from de Lima last October 1, 2016.

House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas said the text messages allegedly from De Lima are "bordering on obstruction of justice and contempt" for interfering in the proceedings.

An arrest warrant was issued against Dayan after he failed to appear in a House inquiry on the alleged narcotics trade inside the national penitentiary, where several witnesses said De Lima asked convicted crime lords to sell drugs to beef up her campaign kitty for the 2010 senatorial elections.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN CURRENCY

THE P1000 PESO GOLD COIN OF PRES. MARCOS UNDER THE KILUSAN NANG BAGONG LIPUNAN."

LET ME SHARE TO YOU THE EXCELLENT PLAN OF PRES. MARCOS TO " MAKE THIS NATION GREAT AGAIN.!! "

PRES. MARCOS UNFORGETTABLE REMARKS -

"This Nation can be great again. This I have said, over and over. This is my Articles of Faith and Divine Providence (Gold reserve) has Willed that You and I can translate this Faith into deeds."

Here is the Factual events in the Line of Historical study as qouted in the Secret documens. .

" Pres. Marcos grand plan is, He wanted to Re-established the former Grandeur of MAHARLIKA and the whole Region of South East Asia Region, the former MALAYAN EMPIRE. .

In June 1983, Marcos appeared before the first world leader in Toronto. He announced his plan to boost economy of the South East Asia Region by ' CREATING ASIAN DOLLAR.' .

This would be backed up by the 400,000 metric tons of Gold in Central Bank. .

The ASIAN DOLLAR, backed up by the 2/3 of all gold in the World that was in the Maharlika, would make the Maharlika money ' MORE VALUABLE AND STRONGER THAN AMERICAN DOLLAR.'

This was his Vision to raise South East Asia to be par with the rest of the first world countries. .

There is a plenty of Solid evidence of a program Marcos worked on with American Pres. Ronald Reagan, which reffered to as ABL or ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN program. .

Under this program, some 250 sets of gold, documentation and related ANG BAGONG LIPUNAN CURRENCY were to be shipped to various countries around the world. .

To this day, the 400,000 metric tons of gold are still in the Central Bank in East Avenue, Quezon City.

NO BODY CAN MOVED IT, it because it insured it with the LLOYDS OF LONDON and its agents are guarding it. .

BUT THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE ITS EXISTENCE. .

Not only have succeesive governments of the Philippines failed to acknowledge the existence of the gold, they have Conspired to keep this information from being known to the Filipino people. .

WE ASSUME, THIS IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING AT FOR WAYS TO CONVERT THE GOLD FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAIN. .

PROBABLY, IN CONSPIRACY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING CARTEL. ."

THE ADMIN DOES NOT WANT YOU TO LIVE IN GRAVE IGNORANCE. .

THE YELLOW PROPAGANDA MAY CONTINUE TO SPREAD OUT TO CONVINCE THE DEPRAVED MIND THAT PRES. MARCOS IS " MAGNANAKAW ". .

THEN, IF THE FILIPINO WILL BELIEVE,

THE TRAPPED OF YELLOW DUNGEON WILL CONTINUE TO DARKEN THE MINDS OF IGNORANT FOR THEIR ADVANTAGE TO REMAIN AND TO MAINTAIN THEIR POWER. .

THE YELLOW ENEMY OF PRES. MARCOS MUST CONTINUE TO PERPETRATE PROPAGANDA TO DESTROY HIM. .

BECAUSE, THEY KNOW IF THEY WILL STOP DESTROYING PRES. MARCOS,

THE ENLIGHTENING WILL COME INTO THE MINDS OF FILIPINO. .

IF THAT CASE WILL HAPPEN, THEN THE DECREE OF THE APPOINTED TIME WILL KNOCK AT THE DOOR UNLEASH THE GLOBAL ASSET THAT CAME FROM THE SPRINGS OF GOLD RESERVE. .

AND THE DIVINE JUSTICE OF THE INVISIBLE ARMS OF PROVIDENCE WILL MOVE--

TO MAKE THIS NATION GREAT AGAIN.!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lawmakers pay tribute to Miriam Santiago

A 'pillar' of PH politics

Most legislators at the House of Representatives consider her one of the "pillars" of Philippine politics, staunch in her defense of the country's sovereignty and revered for her campaign against corruption.

Lawmakers grieved over the passing of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

"I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. With her passing, we lost one of the country's most vocal and feisty defenders of our nation's sovereignty and national interest, as well as one of the most feared campaigners against corruption in government.

"We would also miss not only her trademark colorful language that stung foes and chastised incompetent officials, but also for her cutting intelligence and wit that endeared her to a horde of youthful followers.

"We will forever be grateful to Senator Santiago for dedicating her life to the service of our nation." - - Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao del Norte 1st District

"We lost a pillar in the Senate. The passing of the senator and looking at her performance on the background of how she performed during all these years, it may be difficult to find somebody that can somewhat duplicate what she has done. A good reformist and fiscalizer, and somebody who did not take advantage of her position. Loyal and dedicated as a public servant." - Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Quezon 3rd District

 The last man standing
"We join the nation in mourning the loss of a remarkable parliamentarian, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. Her wit and humor will be truly missed. Our sympathies to the family." - Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu, Batangas 2nd District

"I join the whole nation in grieving the death of a dear and true friend and loyal ally, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

"Senator Miriam's life is the epitome of courage, brilliance, eloquence, dedication to public service and commitment to good governance. The Philippines has lost a truly outstanding and irreplaceable leader in Senator Miriam!

"I extend my deepest sympathies to Atty Jun Santiago, their children, and their whole family. She will be truly missed." - Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Pampanga 2nd District

"She is a great loss. With her sterling and exemplary performance as part legislature, legal mind, and leader, her departure to join her Creator has created a missing link, that finding a replacement is not an easy task." - Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro, Capiz 2nd District

"We mourn the passing of a giant cultural icon. She will be remembered not only for being an unparalleled legislator but for her meteoric personality, her acerbit wit, and deep intolerance for the stupid. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she managed to capture the idolatry of people from all ages, specially the young. Her appeal was age- and gender-proof. I continue to wish that someone, just even a 10th of her, were present in today's political circumstances. Typhoons have Yolanda. Politics has Miriam." - Deputy Speaker Romero Quimbo, Marikina City 2nd District

"It's a sad day for the Philippines. We have lost a brilliant stateswoman who has captured the hearts and the imagination of the Filipino people with her courageous yet witty remarks and ideas that helped shape and build our strong nation. She will be greatly missed. #WalaKangKatulad." Cristal Bagatsing, Manila City 5th District

"My family and I are saddened by the passing of Senator Miriam Santiago, whom I maintained a cordial relationship with through the years. I was also godfather to her son who passed away.

"Philippine politics will not be the same without the staunch and feisty Miriam. We will miss her intelligence, wit, and vast legal expertise, which she has shared as university professor and earned for the country the distinction of being the first Asian elected judge to the International Criminal Court.

"It was a privilege to have worked with Miriam and we thank her for her dedication to the country, having served well in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches ofour government.

"To Atty Jun Santiago and the rest of her family who fought this difficult cancer battle with her, my deepest sympathy and prayers." - Feliciano Belmonte Jr, Quezon City 4th District

"This end of an era of erudition, eloquence, and equanimity. Agree with her or not, her thoughts and her means of expression demanded respect." - Teddy Baguilat Jr, Ifugao

"We mourn the loss of a distinguished legal scholar and an exemplary public servant who [is] hard to come by in every generation. She will always be an inspiration for our youth and to us public servants." - Rodel Batocabe, AKO Bicol

"Maalala natin siya bilang isa sa pinakamahusay nating public servant. Napakatapang, napaka-vocal sa napakaraming issues, lalung-lalo na nakikita natin siyang isang inspiration sa paglaban para sa ating pambansang soberanya. Maaalala natin na isa siya na nanawagan para sa abolition ng mga ‘di pantay na kasunduan ng Pilipinas at ng Estados Unidos. Kaya naman ang mga kabataan ay gagawin siyang modelo at talagang inspirasyon sa pagpapatuloy ng laban para sa soberanya ng ating bansa, sa pagpapatuloy ng laban para sa ganap na kalayaan para sa bansa." - Sarah Elago, Kabataan

 respect due process
"Even as a young law student in Ateneo then, I am one of the biggest admirers of former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Her legal intellect is legendary among the young and idealistic, and this is the very reason why the core of her political support comes from the youth. When I entered public service, I came to know Senator Miriam as someone who does not only have a brilliant mind, but also someone who has a pure heart and one with unparalleled compassion to serve our people. I remained a big fan of Senator Miriam and despite our partisan divide, I continued to look up at her for giving life and color to our boring and mundane work as a legislators. Despite her demise, Senator Miriam's legacy will live forever. Her life will continue to inspire many young people like I was to work hard to serve our people and our nation." - Karlo Nograles, Davao City 1st District

"The people of Samar join the entire nation in mourning the passing of former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Even to a political neophyte like myself, Senator Miriam is an inspiration to do only what is good and what is right.

"She is one of the country's great political figures who worked hard to achieve excellence in all the tasks given to her in the field of public service.

"She will be sorely missed by the entire Philippines not only because of her witty punchlines but because of her selfless dedication to public service. Paalam, Senator Miriam." - Edgar Sarmiento, Samar

"Up to her last breath, former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago showed to all of us the grit and the spirit of a true Ilongga. She fought her disease just like the way she fought to change the many wrongs in our present political system. Despite her passing, she is immortalized by everything that she stands for and everything that she did for the country. She will continue to inspire us to fight for what is right even of everybody else thinks otherwise. She will continue to be an Ilonggo pride." -Jerry Treñas, Iloilo City

"Today is a sad day for the entire nation as we all grieve for the passing of one of the most iconic personalities in Philippine politics.

"Throughout Senator Miriam's entire political career, she has inspired so many Filipinos, especially the youth. Your wit and brilliance, which we all admired, will surely be missed. Senate proceedings wouldn't be the same without the presence of a feisty legislator like you.

"Thank you for your service to our country, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. May you rest in peace." - Sherwin Tugna, CIBAC

 Think before you speak
"My deepest sympathy to an illustrious congressional leader and member of the legal profession. She's a great loss to the nation." - Reynaldo Umali, Oriental Mindoro 2nd District

"Sad news. Senator Miriam will always be remembered as a fighter and advocate of our democracy. She's indeed a stateswoman!!! Her death is a big, big [loss] to the Filipino people. Our deepest condolences to her family!" - Vilma Santos-Recto, Lipa City 6th District

"Senator Santiago defined what a true statesperson should be – fierce but compassionate, strong-willed but gentle in spirit, a principled advocate that never compromises in the face of adversity. Her passing away is a great loss, especially during these troubling times when voices like hers will surely send shivers to the powers that be. I join the nation in mourning her passing." - Tom Villarin, Akbayan

"The Iron Lady is gone but she had a well-ironed place in our history as a respected jurist, executive bureaucrat, legislator, international law expert, and, of late, a master par excellence in 'hugot lines.' More importantly, though, she's an ally in the campaign against pork barrel and against onerous foreign treaties like the VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement) and EDCA (Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement). To paraphrase one of her hugot lines, 'Mahirap makipaglaro sa'yo ng taguan, because someone like her is hard to find. Requiescat in pace MDS!" - Carlos Isagani Zarate, Bayan Muna
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