This morning I posted the story “Dear Senator Loren Legarda, how many SALNs did you file for the year 2011?”.
As proof, I showed two online news reports – both dated May 15, 2012 – stating Legarda’s Net Worth which was the same as the one stated on my copy of her 2011 SALN.
Moments ago, a commenter named “CK” posted the following message with a link.
The SALN that you have was the same SALN uploaded in the Interaksyon website during the Corona trial.
The link given was a downloadable PDF from the website. Below is the link:
Here is what it looks like. Thank you very much, CK –
[NOTE: For those digitally-challenged like me, if you want to enlarge the image in Slideshare, just click on the “+” button.]
Ritchie Ayala says
It’s confusing why these things are coming out in the last week of elections. And you might be digging into this with a little extra zeal than most reporters are used to.
Kind of suspect if you ask me.
It’s obvious you didn’t read my story.
Read that part about her issuing a certification.
@Richie, What is confusing with exposing some wrongdoings specially Government leaders. This kind of attitude is what makes us so different from other nations specially Japan. Our politicians always cover one lie with another until the anger of the Filipino people subsides. Although we know some leaders are immoral we still tolerate them to lead and fool us, plunderer like Estrada, corrupt like the Marcoses, Glolong, Binay, smuggler and illegal logger like the Enriles. People like Raissa and Allan Robles should be commended for watching and telling us for free what is happening to our country and not to be suspected like you do.
Chit navarro says
Raissa could not have anticipated that sen Legatda would provide a “certified” SALN to refute the allegation that her NY property is not included in her SALN. Unfortunately, the Senator overlook the fact that an enterprising citizen/blogger had secured a copy of what is in the Senate records already.
@Ritchie why are you reacting without really understanding what is written. Your style is shoot first before asking a question.
drill down says
confusion will clear up once you stop supporting shady politicians.
Martin E Cruz says
Whether it is black propaganda or not, whether the time is right or not does not matter. The reporter’s motive should not be questioned at all. Loren Legarda, as a former hard-hitting and popular media practitioner should understand that very well. To question the motive is to muddle the issue…a patent political squid tactic. Loren Legarda, as well as those who blindly support her, must concentrate on invalidating the evidences being presented. It is good for people and country that this thing is coming out weeks before the election in order to guide and enlighten the people in their sacred duty to elect people of untainted character into public office which is supposed to be a public trust.
Keith Cruz says
Much appreciation for the article and the hard work and persistence that made it possible. More power Raissa!
Been meaning to ask you this for some time now, how about a look at (1) Ruffy Biazon’s suggestion to abolish the BoC and all the goings-on at that corrupt institution, and (2) what’s keeping the execution of agrarian reform at Hacienda Luisita from proceeding? would love to read your updates on these, thanks again.
Biazon’s suggestion, I think, is intended to skirt around the civil service ruling of security of tenure.
For me, I appreciate what he’s doing and the fact that he has not been corrupted by the system.
Hacienda Luisita, I don’t know what stage it is. It would help if you help me do prelim work on it by pulling out from the Web articles about it and sending it to me at raissaroblesDOTCOMATgmailDOTCOM.
Keith Cruz says
I googled it just now and to my surprise there was a two-day march of farmers about two weeks ago that started in Tarlac and ended in Mendiola Bridge(!).
(Disclaimer: I am not in any way affiliated with that site, first time to have visited it).
What’s even more surprising is how such a very important development could fail to get any of the big media outlets’ attention—maybe this is a product of the oligarchy in our nation, ie, I don’t mess with your golden goose you don’t mess with mine.
Article text below:
APRIL 28, 2013
A year after SC order, Luisita farmers back in streets
“We cannot rely on DAR to implement genuine land reform. We cannot rely on Noynoy Aquino. We must continue implementing our own version of agrarian reform.” – United Luisita Workers Union
By RONALYN V. OLEA
MANILA — One year after the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of Hacienda Luisita land to farm worker-beneficiaries, not a single parcel of land has been given back to the rightful owners.
This was the main message of the four-day Lakbayan para sa libreng pamamahagi ng lupa sa Asyenda Luisita (Journey for the free distribution of land in Hacienda Luisita) staged by more than 200 farm workers and their supporters.
The Lakbayan started April 24 in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac City and ended at the foot of Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge.
“Three years of the Aquino presidency and one year since the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of the land, we remain landless,” Rodel Mesa, chairman of Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Asyenda Luisita and secretary general of Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) said.
For two days, the farm workers, including the old, endured the summer heat and walked for 51 kilometers from Tarlac City to Angeles City and then to San Fernando City in Pampanga.
From San Fernando City, they boarded jeepneys and held a caravan to Plaridel, Bulacan and then to Marilao, Bulacan. From there, they traveled to Monumento, Caloocan City, still on a convoy.
On April 26, at around 3:00 p.m., the farm workers reached Manila. From Monumento, they trod some eight kilometers toward the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
Supporters from various groups joined them in a vigil in front of DAR, April 26.
On the morning of April 27, they marched from DAR to Times Street in Quezon City. Elements of the Quezon City Police District blocked the protesters a few meters away from the ancestral house of the Cojuangco-Aquinos.
“Don’t you know that this is where the most voracious family live?” Mesa told the policemen in Filipino, referring to the Cojuangco-Aquinos who have controlled the Hacienda Luisita for more than five decades.
Mesa said the Cojuangco-Aquinos, after benefiting from the land for more than 50 years, have the gall to demand compensation. “They have insatiable hunger for money,” Mesa said.
Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and its extension law, landlords shall be paid ‘just compensation.’
Farm worker-beneficiaries, on the other hand, have to pay amortization for a period of 30 years.
In their petition to the high court, the Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) management argued that the valuation of the land must be pegged at P1 million per hectare or $23.8 thousand.
Based on this valuation, a 0.7 hectare of land would range from P50,000 to P60,000 per year ($1,190 to $1,428).
In March, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes said farm workers will not get any land if they will not sign a promissory note.
De los Reyes said DAR personnel will make farm workers sign an “application to purchase” and “farmers’ undertaking” of responsibility to develop the land they will receive. The DAR chief added that the farmers would have to state what crops they intend to plant and on which part of the hacienda.
Speaking during a program at the foot of Chino Roces bridge, Joseph Canlas, chairman of Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson slammed the promissory note.
“Why ask the farmworkers to sign a commitment to pay for the land when not a single parcel of land has been distributed?” Canlas said.
Upon reaching the Chino Roces bridge, farm workers buried a copy of the DAR’s promissory note.
Meanwhile, Lito Bais, chairman of United Luisita Workers Union (Ulwu), criticized the DAR for flaunting its achievements on Hacienda Luisita. The agency is mandated to implement the high court’s decision.
In a report, delos Reyes said the distribution of land is on track.
“The DAR has not done anything yet,” Bais said.
So far, the DAR released a final list of farm worker-beneficiaries. The Ambala, however, said the DAR “bloated the number of beneficiaries to 6,212 and included dummies of Cojuangco-Aquinos.”
Alleged “Cojuangco loyalists,” including HLI supervisor Windsor Andaya, Noel Mallari, Julio Suniga, Eldie Pingol, HLI engineer Rizalino Sotto, and Edgardo Aguas, incumbent chairman of Central village inside Hacienda Luisita, are also in the DAR’s list. In a previous interview with Bulatlat.com, Bais said these are the persons who signed a compromise agreement with the Cojuango-Aquinos in August 2010.
The Supreme Court also ordered the Cojuangco-Aquinos to pay the farm workers P1.33 billion ( $32.4 million) from the sale of more than 200 hectares of land in Hacienda Luisita.
The DAR has not selected an auditing firm to implement the decision.
Bais said, however, that the DAR is “obviously favoring an auditing firm linked with the Cojuangco-Aquinos.”
The peasant leader was referring to Reyes Tacandong & Co., which is among those who submitted a letter of intent to the DAR. The audit firm’s top officials reportedly used to work for SGV & Co. Philippines, which is the auditing firm of HLI.
Meanwhile, Sevillano Luna Jr., secretary general of Anakpawis, said that under CARP, Hacienda Luisita will never be distributed to the farm workers.
Luna said that the provisions of CARP favor the landlords, particularly the rigid process in selecting beneficiaries, valuation of land, among others.
Own version of agrarian reform
“We cannot rely on DAR to implement genuine land reform. We cannot rely on Noynoy Aquino. We must continue implementing our own version of agrarian reform,” Bais told his colleagues.
“We must cultivate the land,” Bais added.
The farm workers have started cultivating portions of Hacienda Luisita land and planted palay, vegetables and other crops. The bungkalan (cultivation) program of Ambala and Ulwu covers six out of 10 villages of Hacienda Luisita.
Bais said they intend to cover all the villages. By June, the groups are eyeing 1,300 hectares of land to be planted with palay, vegetables and fruits.
By October, Bais said they will plant palay to 500 more hectares of land.
“There is no other way. We have to struggle to achieve victory,” Bais said. “The support of the Filipino people is with us.”
Keep googling, pls.
Keith Cruz says
Here’s a March 28, 2013 letter from an international human rights group to PNoy exhorting him to distribute Hacienda Luisita, thru DAR, to beneficiary farmers:
Benigno Simeon C. Aquino
President of the Republic of the Philippines
Malacañang Palace JP Laurel St.,
San Miguel Manila NCR 1005, Philippines
Fax: +63 2 7361346
March 28, 2013
FIAN International is an international human rights organization – in consultative status with the
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations – working for the implementation of the human right to
FIAN International welcomes the news about the recent release of the final master list of farm
worker beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita at the end of February by the Department of Agrarian Reform
(DAR). The identification of the beneficiaries has been a long overdue process, accompanied by several
delays and hurdles in obtaining the farm workers’ right to land and thus their right to adequate food.
Finalization of the master list is an important step towards finally implementing the Comprehensive
Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARP-ER) in Hacienda Luisita and therefore towards
realizing the right to food of 6,212 farm workers, who petitioned for the revocation of the Stock
Distribution Option (SDO) on the hacienda in 2003.
As FIAN International has already pointed out in two previous letters to the Supreme Court (on
August 3, 2011 and on October 6, 2010), the SDO increased poverty on the hacienda as it failed to address
joblessness and economic insecurity among the farm workers, who suffered from a reduction of wages due
to land use conversions which diminished the size of the agricultural land. They received a weekly takehome
pay of merely P 9.50. Moreover, many farm workers also faced retrenchments. The SDO as such
could not replace the actual land distribution. Worse still, the Hacienda massacre in 2004 resulted in the
paralysis of the employer-employee relationship within the sugar estate and drove some farm workers to
occupy and cultivate plots within the hacienda in 2005. They hoped to develop a new source of livelihood
through farming. Most of them had no experience with self-managed farms in their lives. This, however,
was complicated by the government’s refusal to provide them with any support for inputs, technology or
credit. Many farm workers thus became indebted to usurious lenders. Successive natural disasters (drought
in 2007 and typhoons in 2008) further increased their indebtedness to lenders and input providers. While
some farm workers leased occupied lands to outsiders who re-invested in sugarcane, others managed to
sustain their occupation and developed their own patches of rice, corn, tomato and vegetable plots.
However, they lacked access to the market and continued to fall prey to informal lenders who charged
usurious rates and merchants who bought their produce at low prices.
For the Hacienda Luisita farmers, access to land is crucial to feed themselves and their families
adequately. In this regard, the Philippines, as a state party to the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), in which the human right to food is enshrined in Article 11, Paragraphs 1
and 2 of the Covenant, has the obligation to fulfill the right to adequate food of the farm workers in
Hacienda Luisita by implementing the CARPER and redistributing the land immediately to the farmers. It
has been more than two decades since the Hacienda was deemed covered under CARP. Therefore, no
further delays can be accepted and all efforts should be made to meet the deadline of land redistribution
by June 2013 set by the DAR. The CARPER – agrarian reform – is central to the fulfillment by the Filipino
state’s obligation to ensure the right to food of the Hacienda Luisita farmers. Furthermore, agrarian reform,
from a human rights perspective, requires more than just the distribution of land. Farmers need a set of
conditions so they can make use of the land given and become self-reliant. Therefore, the DAR should
support the farmers by providing the needed services, such as the necessary credit, irrigation facilities,
marketing, and training, which are all part of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (Section 2
“Declaration of Principles and Policies” and Chapter IX “Support Services”) but have not been provided to
date. In order to fulfill the human right to food of the Hacienda Luisita farm workers and their families,
government action must go beyond mere land redistribution, in considering that the process entails a
transition phase which should prepare the farm workers to undertake the challenges of land ownership and
to productively develop their land through small farm holdings. Without providing financial and technical
support to the farmers, agrarian reform in Hacienda Luisita is bound to fail, and the right to food of the
farm workers can never be fulfilled. As such, support during this transitional phase and even beyond the
land redistribution phase, is essential for the farmers to cultivate their land in a sustainable manner and to
provide their families with adequate food and income, ultimately guaranteeing their human right to food
now and in future.
As such, we would there like to ask you, Your Excellency, to order the distribution of the land titles
by June 2013 at the latest – the DAR’s self-imposed deadline. Furthermore, we would like to ask you to
urge the DAR to immediately provide all necessary support services to the farmer beneficiaries throughout
the transition and post-distribution phase.
CC: Gil de los Reyes (Secretary of Agrarian Reform)
My take on land reform program is …it’s a miserable situation. The program should have been abolished for failure to pay the landowners, ours included since 1972, no single centavo paid!
Another thing, the program is like ‘feed the people like toddlers’…not enticed to work but to wait and expect all things from the government. Bill Gates said…a good one…”If one is born poor and die rich…good! If born poor and die poor, too bad!”
…another is: Teach ’em how to fish! Don’t be giving ’em fish!
I think the RCC was one instigator to Cory to further Marcos’ land reform program that got more messy through the years and WAS EXTENDED BY CONGRESS for another TEN YEARS lately!
So, what’s new with Hacienda Luisita? Still a mess! Btw, land beneficiaries are also SELLING the lands awarded to them within the prohibited period of 5 [or ten] years, and leaving for the Middle East to work….not liking anymore to farm the lands. And no DAR officials have done about this…it is a crime in the land reform program to violate the prohibition. They sell it without registering the sale…kasi hindi puede within the period awarded.
Kunwari “to be Justly Compensated’ ang mga landowners but in many instances, NONE! When offered for payment, it is at one time P3,000.00 per hectare…like shoes in Cubao Made in Marikina! Now, DAR and Land Bank says it is [daw] P100,000.00/hectare but the red tape is all around the world circle that one never gets paid at all. One problem is “having the lands surveyed by satellite survey, then DAR stopped it. So many landnowners’ lands without TCT title cannot easily be paid. Where did the budget for satellite surveying go? Into where/what pockets?
Would we, hire to survey 100 hectares at one’s own expense to secure a TCT title from the courts, etc.? And present the land and title to DAR for payment? It’s crazy!
It’s a MESS! Disgusting about this program for landowners.
Jett Rink says
he may not be corrupted (yet) by the system , i don’t know, but is he really competent as BOC chief ? no monthly target met since replacing pepito alvarez.
you may ask a certified true copy of the notarized saln from the RTC office of clerk of court of the place where the notary public holds office.
So if he holds office at the Senate but it seems he’s assigned in QC, which RTC Office would have the certified true copy?
Check with the Notarial Section of the Office of the Executive Judge of QC RTC. They should have it. Even if the notary holds office in the Senate, if he is a notary public of QC, he is required to submit all notarized documents to the QC RTC.
Notaries are not required to keep copies of sworn declarations e.g. affidavits, certifications. What they are required to keep and furnish copies to the notarial section are documents acknowledged before them e’.g. deeds of sale, wills.
which means baka walang kopya ng SALN?
…could be. Tama yan.
sorry off topic but i just received this email and would like to pass it on.
“This is a bit long but it enumerates all of Nancy Binay’s “credentials” . Please pass this on, as this is as bad as Lito Lapid and Ramon Revilla’s “credentials.”
Dear Nancy Binay, Hi! Kamusta ka na? How are things? Ay, pasensya at feeling close ako sa iyo, di mo naman ako kilala. Pero pabayaan mo na, tutal, eleksyon naman ngayon at lahat naman kayong nangangampanya, nagfe-feeling close sa aming lahat na botante. You won’t mind naman ano, kung mag-feeling close ako sa iyo ngayon? Sinulatan kita ngayon kasi concerned ako para sa’yo. Alam mo naman, sabi ko nga kanina, eleksyon ngayon. Madaming isyu ang umiikot. Baka kasi ma-apektuhan ang ranking mo ngayon. Sayang naman ang taas ng puwesto mo sa survey dahil ka-apelyido mo lang ang tatay mo. May black propaganda daw na umiikot na patungkol sa iyo. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Pasensya na kung na-confuse ako. Sabi kasi ng tatay mo, black is beautiful. So pabor siguro sa iyo ang mga “black” propaganda na yan. Uy, natuwa ako sa iyo ha, at senador agad ang inambisyon mo. That’s good! Aim high! Alam ko na sa lawak ng experience mo, madami kang magagawa sa senado. Ano nga ba ulit yung experience mo? Saang sector ka nga ba ulit galling bago ka nagdesisyong tumakbo? Di ka naman nag-mayor kasi yung kapatid mo yung nag mayor. Ikaw ba yung congresswoman? Ay hindi din ikaw yun, dahil yung isang kapatid mo iyon. Nakita ko din na ang mommy mo at daddy mo, naging mayor din pala. Astig ang pamilya nyo ha, pulitika ang family business. Kung hindi “dynasty” ang tawag doon, hindi ko na talaga alam kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng lintek na dynasty na yan. Ingat pala sa “dynasty” ha kasi madaming galit doon. Unfair daw yun sa taong bayan at nakalagay daw yun sa isang importanteng batas sa Pilipinas. Constitution daw ang tawag sa batas na iyon. Balik tayo sa iyo. So ano nga ba ulit ang trabaho mo bago ka tumakbo? Nakalagay dito sa resume mo, “Personal Assistant.” Wow. Wait lang, ano ang ibig sabihin ng personal assistant? Kasi yung mga artista, may mga “personal assistant” din na tinatawag. Yung yung mga inuutusan nila na magbuhat ng damit nila, magtimpla ng kape, etc. In other words, “alalay.” Pero sure naman ako na hindi ikaw yung tipong pinagbubuhat ng damit. Pero, alalay pa rin yang “Personal Assistant” diba? Iningles lang para magandang pakinggan. Ikaw ba yung pinag-xexerox ng boss mo sa office? Oo nga pala, sino yung boss mo na nag-hire sayo maging personal ala.este. assistant? Baka naman isang higante ng business sector ang boss mo at marami kang natutunan sa kaniya. Astig yan! Tignan nga natin ulit itong resume mo. Sabi dito, ang boss mo dati ay si JEJOMAR BINAY. Wait lang, diba tatay mo ‘to?! So personal assistant ka ng tatay mo? Diba lahat naman ng anak sa mundo dapat maging personal assistant ng magulang nila? Dapat ba nating ilagay yan sa mga resume natin? Bago yan ha! Magawa ko din nga para madagdagan ng laman ang Bio Data ko. Grabe naman ang tatay mo. 39 yrs old ka na, “Personal Assistant” ka pa rin ng tatay mo? Di ka man lang naghanap ng trabaho sa labas? Yung mga kabataan ngayon, excited gumradweyt agad para makapagtrabaho sa mga companies, o kaya sa government. Pero ikaw, umaasa ka pa rin kay daddy mo para sa trabaho? Super strict ba si daddy mo at ayaw ka niyang mawala sa paningin nya? Kaso, nakita ko ang picture mo na kasama ang asawa mo at ang iyong apat na anak. May pamilya ka na, strict pa rin si daddy mo? Sana naman, dahil sa sobrang sikat, mayaman at makapangyarihan ang tatay mo,( isipin mo ha, more than 20 years na mayor ang tatay mo sa MAKATI. Ito ang pinakamayaman na siyudad sa buong Pilipinas.) may kuneksyon sya sa mga mayayaman at maimpluwensya na mga businessman sa Makati. Hindi ka man lang niya ni-reto sa mga yun para magkatrabaho ka? Kahit anong company siguro, siguradong tatanggapin ka dahil anak ka ni Binay. O kaya, kung nagtayo ka ng sarili mong business, malamang maraming businessman ang susuporta sayo, Binay ang tatay mo e. Kaso, wala kang ginawa? Anong nangyari? Ika nga ni Bekimon, “Anyareeee?” Pero siguro, kaya di ka nagtrabaho sa pribadong sektor ay dahil gusto mong sundan ang yapak ng tatay mo. Okay siguro yun. Ano ba ang huli mong naging puwesto sa gobyerno? Hindi ka nag mayor, hindi ka nag congresswoman, hindi ka nga nagkonsehal, e hindi ka nga nag barangay tanod? Senador agad? Di ba puwedeng mag OJT ka muna sa barangay niyo? Senador agad?! Oo nga pala, napanood kita sa TV noon isang araw! Ganda mo sa TV ha! Sabi mo doon sa interview mo, na kaya ka tumakbo ay dahil may isa kayong kasama na hindi na tatakbo, at nagdesisyon ang mga kapartido mo na ikaw na lang ang ipalit. So, sinabi mo na HINDI MO DESISYON ANG TUMAKBO, IBA ANG NAGDESISYON PARA SA IYO? Ano yun, so kung mananalo ka, iba ang magdedesisyon para sa iyo? Ano ka, puppet? Nancy, Senado ang ina-applyan mo at hindi Sesame Street. Huwag mo nang agawan ng trabaho si Bert at Ernie. Sabi mo, kaya ka tumakbo. mali, kaya ka PINATAKBO, ay dahil mataas ka sa ranking ng survey. Pero alam mo naman at alam nating lahat na kaya ka nasa taas ng survey ay dahil pareho kayo ng apelyido ng tatay mo. So ang labas nito, mananalo ka dahil marami kang Pilipinong mauuto. Kaya ng sikmura mong gawin yan? E kahit daddy mo, walang bilib sa iyo. Sa TV kasi, tinanong siya kung ano ang qualifications mo para tumakbo. At ang sagot ni daddy Binay sa harap ng milyon-milyon na Pilipino na nanonood ng TV?: “She’s my daughter.” Sana man lang, pinagmalaki ni daddy Binay na mataas ang grades mo, na masipag ka, na magaling kang magluto man lang. Or nabigyan ka ng loyalty award sa school. Pero wala e, “She’s my daughter” lang ang sinabi. Ouch. Nancy, alam kong hindi ka makatulog ng mahimbing sa gabi dahil alam mo ang katotohanan ng sitwasyon mo. I understand, mahirap talaga yan. Pero Nancy, buong bayan ang di makakatulog ng mahimbing kung manalo ka. Dahil kung manalo ka dahil lang sa apelyido mo, e parang sinampal nyo sa mukha ang lahat ng Pilipino sa Pilipinas. Oo, deserve naman ng marami sa amin dahil sila naman ang tangang bumoto sa iyo, pero alam ko, di mo gagawin yan dahil HINDI BLACK ang conscience mo. Wish lang namin Nancy. Nasaan na ba si Vicky Morales at ma-wish nga namin sa kaniya.
Ay naku! napakatanga talaga ang boboto sa babaeng ito. Anak lang siya ni Binay and that is it. Tama ba yan para tumakbo sa senado … dahil anak ng sino man? hehehe! kawawa naman ang bansa nating Pilipinas pag iyan lang ang qualification ng tatakbong senador.
Kaya please mga botanteng Pilipino mag-isip naman tayo, please parang awa niyo sa ating bansa huwag naming iboto si Nancy Binay.
sabi nga, pera-pera na ang usapan pagdating sa pulitika.
yung pera na pinamudmod mo (bago mag-election), babalik din syo (pag nakaupo ka na).
kaya naman wala silang habas mamigay ng pera at regalo.
ang mga tao naman na di nagiisip na sila din ang lugi pagdating ng araw, binenta na ang boto.
pagkatapos magrereklamo sa gobyerno…
bakit walang trabaho?
bakit mahirap ang buhay ko?
bakit grabe ang krimen?
bakit di mawala ang korupsyon sa gobyerno?
di kaya nila maisip kahit sandali lang… sino-sino ba ang mga tao na nasa gobyerno?
at bakit sila nandidito…
di ba dahil sa “boto” ko?
parang isang kawani ng gobyerno na napro promote dahil taga dala ng kape ni sir, or taga dala ng tsismis kay mam supervisor. or kasama ni mam/sir sa pagkain ng tanghalian kaya madaling ipromote sa opisina. ,MARAMING GANYAN SA MGA DEPARTAMENTO NG BANSANG PILIPINAS. PALAKASAN!!
reports like this excites me because the target is hit bulls eye. sayang si loren. the first time she dip her finger in politics, i had such high hopes dahil siguro avid viewer ako ng show nya, such intelligence, grace unlike noli na alam mong palamuti lang, pang distract sa nunal ni gma. pero as usual, nakain ng sistema. sayang. ang hindi ko talaga maintindihan sa mga ito, kailangan talagang magnakaw ng magnakaw. yes, i believe it is nakaw. american schooled ang mga anak na hindi naman mura, may bahay sa forbes, sa mga mamahaling lugar and all. she’v mastered the art of acting, now pati pandarambong. kakakilabot yung verbatim quote mo ma’am sa hatol kay corona dahil kung makapagmalinis naman, daig pa ang alcohol. i never voted for loren dahil hindi pa ako nakaboto during her first foray in politics, now pati respeto hindi na niya deserve. sinungaling. can binay be next, please?
To all the Filipino Voters, it is not too late … let us decide if this woman is worth our voters come election time. Gezzzz, she is another example of doing everything and anything she can to hide her real self just to get elected.
Now, I know that we are all thinking … shall we vote for her, shall we keep out mouths shut and not tell to out friends, relatives and all those voters we know who Legarda really is. Again, it is up to us … all the informations are out there for us to use.
Good job Raissa, I wish the mainstream media will do what you are doing … instead of allowing themselves and the media they work for to be used by these politicians … kaya talaga di umuunlad ang ating bansa eh.
Thanks, too, CK.
Your memory is helping us gather the evidence.
As I write this, I’m sure some lawyers are busy preparing a brief to answer these.
chit navarro says
If only the new SALN shown to Inquirer during the press conference was altered only on the section for “Real Estate Property” and “Liabilities” section, it would be relatively easy to state that it ws a “filing” error on the part of her staff – she could have stated it along the line of “she signed both the 1st and the corrected one but the 1st, which is erroneous, one with zero liability, was the copy filed by her staff,e tc. etc….”
But then, as you pointed out, all the amounts were practically changed – so it will be very, very hard to make an explanation.
Rappler picked up the story but they are focusing on the valuation of the property; i.e., the exchange rate at the time of purchase, the valuation cost indicated in the SALN, etc. Check out Rappler’s online news.
Indeed, there is no accusation of corruption but HONESTY AND CREDIBILITY…. And Raissa is not even accusing – she is simply ASKING.
A bigger thanks to you, Raissa!
When the news broke out, I remembered that the SALNs of the President, the cabinet, the senators, and some congressmen were uploaded in Interaksyon.com. So I checked Sen. Legarda’s website to see whether she really did include the NY property. I wasn’t able to find the Annex A, but it was easy to infer that the 7.175 million she declared as real property was the NY apartment since it was the exact the number she told the press.