Exclusive by Raïssa Robles
This evening, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte practically accused President Benigno Aquino III and Senator Antonio Trillanes of selling out to China. He vowed to investigate the role played by both officials in the loss of Scarborough Shoal to China.
What Duterte hasn’t told his supporters, though – including his new-found senatorial candidate Rafael Alunan – is that in early October 2015, Duterte was visited by the newly-appointed Chinese Consul General Song Ronghua plus four other Chinese officials from the Chinese consulate in Cebu.
See photo below –
Chinese side reportedly offered to withdraw from Scarborough Shoal if Manila did not file document on dispute; Beijing denies any offer
The visit came before the start of the filing for candidacy for the presidency and other national elective positions.
At that time of the visit, Duterte was still vacillating over running for president.
I’ve already written extensively about Aquino and Trillanes on the South China Sea issue. This is the first time I’m delving deeper into Duterte’s stance on the issue.
For my story on this, see – Philippines ‘rejects China deal on disputed shoal’ – as China denies making any such offer. Chinese side reportedly offered to withdraw from Scarborough Shoal if Manila did not file document on dispute; Beijing denies any offer
Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile later revealed that the go-between for this offer was Trillanes. Two sources also separately told me the same thing.
As a long-time observer of Philippine-Chinese relations, I found the high-level visit last October by Chinese envoys to a mayor down south highly unusual.
First, because ever since the standoff over Scarborough Shoal in 2012, China has implemented an almost total snub of Philippine officials, except during such occasions as China National Day (October 1) or the celebration of the Lunar New Year.
You can count the number of top level Filipino officials whom Chinese envoys still see outside of those two occasions. Among them is Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family.
When ConGen Song visited Duterte in Davao in early October,the Chinese official had newly arrived in the Philippines. Weeks later on October 21, ConGen Song would be wounded in a bizarre shooting of two of his staff at the consulate in Cebu during the celebration of a birthday party. (A retired Chinese consular official and his wife were tagged as the suspected perpetrators and hastily flown back to Beijing.)
What the photo of Song and Duterte suggests is that Mayor Duterte has an open pipeline to Chinese officials.
In contrast, Duterte has shunned talking to US Embassy officials. He has publicly disclosed that the US Embassy had also invited him to talk about his plans over the South China Sea dispute, but he hasn’t accepted the invitation.
“The American embassy would like to talk to me. I want to make this public because I feel lukewarm toward the United States.”
Duterte indicated that he has not yet found the time in his schedule to meet with US envoys.
Coupled with his meeting with Chinese officials, Duterte also disclosed last March that “a Chinese” had partly funded his political ads. His exact words to reporters were:
“May nagbayad niyan na Chinese sa initial ads ko.” He added, “Ayaw naman sabihin [kung sino siya].”
Which leads me to ask this question – is Duterte getting funding from a foreign Chinese corporation or the Chinese government? What I find really puzzling is that the tough-talking Mayor of Davao City, who has repeatedly warned that “blood would flow” if he ever gets elected President because he would be tough on criminals, seems all but ready to lie down and give up sovereignty over the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) claimed by the Philippines in the South China Sea.
I base this on the series of statements that Duterte has publicly stated on the issue.
I am assuming that as a candidate running for the highest office, he means what he says.
Duterte has publicly said the following:
On February 29, 2016, he asked China to build a railway in exchange for silence and inaction on the part of the Philippines:
“Build us a railway just like the one you built in Africa and let’s set aside disagreements for a while.
Build us a rail for Mindanao, build us a railway from Manila to Bicol, I will be happy, let us not fight. Build us a railway because no nation on earth ever progressed without a railway.”
He also offered himself up to the Chinese as a sacrifice:
“If worse comes to worst, I will not waste the lives of Filipino soldiers, I will go to the boundary line, myself; maybe have someone take me there, and I will go there on my own with a jet ski, bringing along with me a flag and a pole and once I disembark, I will plant the flag on the runway and tell the Chinese authorities, ‘Kill me.’ Huwag na ang sundalo (Don’t kill the soldiers).
I’ll tell (the Chinese authorities)’kill me,’ because I also want to be a hero.”
On March 7, 2016, he said he did not believe in the Aquino government’s move to bring the conflict before an international arbitral tribunal because anyway, China will not abide by the ruling:
“I have a similar position as China’s. I don’t believe in solving the conflict through an international tribunal. China has said it will not abide by whatever that tribunal’s decision will be. That’s the same case with me, especially if the ruling will be against the Philippines.”
Later, his own campaign team backtracked on his behalf but he hasn’t.
Duterte has also offered not to talk about ownership of the islands in exchange for joint exploration and economic perks:
“Let’s not talk about ownership and I will not make noise about it. If you want, let’s do a joint exploration. Just give me my part [of the agreement] whatever it is, [it may be] a train system from Manila to Mindanao. For six years, I will shut up.”
On April 15, 2016, Duterte said he would start bilateral talks with China, or talk with China directly, on the issue.
“We will not insist on the ownership for the simple reason that we cannot enforce our desire to own….There’s no conflict. You have joint exploration without giving up sovereignty. It’s like you told your neighbor, ‘let’s not talk about who owns that but let’s split the profits.’ There are legal formulas around the world recognized by the US, accepting that.”
To put it bluntly, as a Filipino I am shocked.
All these approaches – joint exploration, trains and aid for amicable relations with China, and bilateral negotiations with China – all these had been tried before and failed with disastrous results for the Philippines.
After President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo agreed to a joint seismic exploration of a portion of the South China Sea where China did not even have any claims, China put one over the Philippines. It started claiming even this portion.
President Arroyo also accepted a concessional loan from China to fund North Rail. When the South China Sea conflict erupted during the administration of President Benigno Aquino, Jr., China made the entire concessional loan due and demandable. This nearly affected the Philippine economy, President Aquino told me in an interview last year.
Before the arbitration, President Aquino also tried to explore joint exploration and bilaterals. But the negotiations bogged down over China’s insistence that any contract should be signed under its own laws, and not under Philippine law.
Duterte said on April 15: “We will not insist on the ownership for the simple reason that we cannot enforce our desire to own.”
This reminds me of what the late foreign Secretary Raul Manglapus told female overseas contract workers at the height of the Iraq-Kuwait war when they faced sexual assault – that they might as well lie back and enjoy the rape since anyway it can’t be prevented.
It’s intriguing that Duterte seems to be very confident that China will negotiate with him fair and square if he is the President. I really wonder what gives him that air of confidence over this very thorny issue.
ito ata yun
Victor Sensei says
Raissa, you just laid out a complete case from from criminal to impeachment to treason. Duterte should be arrested and charged and tried when he returns from China.
Karl Simon Revelar says
And now we know why, Raissa. Now we know why. Good job!
What’s the supposed promised EO FOI rushed for? Might be for this timely historic occasion :)
PATIENCE, PATIENCE is a virtue.
“So, it will be signed, sealed and delivered by next week. Ire-review lang ni Presidente muna ang FOI, ang FOI executive order,” he added. –
That was July 07, 2016.
— signed, sealed and delivered unless national security issue once again is invoke, eh?
Raissa Robles. You’re like the former president abnoy who always blame instead of taking responsibility. Why you are accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of having shady deals with the Chinese? The truth is. The damage has been done and the President is dealing with China with diplomacy to prevent war. Although Philippines won the arbitration, but the ruling cannot be enforce. Why not bkame Pnoy for his mistakes. Oh I forgot. The pet dog will not bite her master.
You mean the deals were shady?
I said no such thing.
I merely said Duterte should disclose whatever he talked with the Chinese. He was after all running for president.
You mean the ruling was a mistake?
As for your accusations against me, it’s obvious your name-calling is meant to silence me into shame. Well, guess what. Name-calling doesn’t affect me.
Nice move raises, I salute you. Thanks for details and insights.
Marie lou Isanan says
Wala bang madedamanda jan kau digong?
please continue to enlighten us by exposing all wrongdoings of politicians . Filipinos seem to enjoy engaging in political debates but lack depth and action. Dont mind the name callers, that shows their kind of breeding.
Thanks for appreciating.
I agree with you about the pet dog not biting his master completely. Look at how the Chinese walked their pet dog, dugong. Adorable little mutt! Sabay spit!
Maybe for once Let us unite. We hire a President then let him do his job. peace out
Unite? We can all unite if die-hard Duterte supporters reconcile with their sense of right and wrong first because right now
Raissa, your entire article are snippets of everything that is public about the issue. You have no inside info. Armchair journalist. First of all, WHY would any sitting government official tell you what had transpired in a closed meeting? Worldwide, there is no one, especially presidents who will tell you all that had transpired during a talk with foreign delegation especially this sensitive. Only that which they think are relevant. And by that, they are the judges of relevance, not you.
Second, why would the president not talk to both parties, US and China? Yes, the US. Previous presidents had talks with the US. Any being made public? The US also have an agenda. Why are we letting nuclear ships and weapons in the country? Have Pnoy sold us to the US? Please ask relevant questions next time.
PRRD said that he will make an announcement after they have studied well the UNCLOS resolution.
With this pronouncement, one can deduce what had transpired on the meeting that Ms. Raissa Robles wants for PRRD to expound.
Tama na ang debate, lahat tayo Pilipino.
Kapag pumalpak ang gobyerno kasama tayo dun.
Tapos na ang election. Tapos na ang desisyon.
Ngayon ano naman ang solusyon?
Magsama sama na tayo, para matapos na ang kunsumisyon.
FYI binisita din po ng Chinese envoy ang Tacloban many times. Binisita po ang Mayor namin at namasyal pa po sila dun. Kaya hindi lang si Duterte.
Edison F says
Iyan po ang totoong problema ng ating bansa, ang mga Tao ay nagsisiraan, mga tsismoso at mga tsismosa… Si Pangulong Duterte po ang ibinoto ng bayan… Tulungan na lang po natin siya sa kanyang ninanais na magkaroon tayo ng bagong Pilipinas, malinis, mapayapa at higit sa lahat, maipagmamalaki natin sa buong mundo, gusto rin naman natin iyan di ba? salamat po…. PEACE
paano magiging malinis at payapa kung araw-araw puro patayan ang nangyayari sa palibot. Nobody is safe under this administration. The whole country has become a killing field.
may i ask… how old are you?
Big Daddy says
Killing field of addicts, pusers and drug lords. If you are one of them..then you are not safe, we are!!
The only people I’ve seen being killed are the users….not the pushers and drug lords….
All I can say is I don’t go for communism! And unfortunately my country has a president who wants to fight the world, so we better think where we should go or will be trap in rubble similar to Syria, when two giants go in war in our soil.
Dapat ang kalkalin natin ay ang backdoor meeting of Trillanes and the Chinese noon ,coupled on the question WHY PNOY left SCARBOROUGH SHOAL? Sagutin dapat ni PNOY ang pagkawala ng shoal na iyan .Pinabayaan nya nang iwanan ng Navy ship ang binabantayng shoal samantalang hindi umalis doon ang mga intsik..ANO ang napagkasunduan nila Trillanes..Facts na iyan, nangyari na di sana ito muna ang sagutin nila , hindi iyong ibabato natin ang dumi o pagkakamali ni PNOY at ipapasa natin kay Duterte…Hindi nating maiwasan tuloy na may ibang conclusion ng iba sa atin dito…at ngayon bakit nyo naman gustong i BAN here sa blog? Kala ko ba fairness ang labanan dito?
Research ninyo at ilabas ang lahat ng area ng West Philippines Sea na pinag aawayan natin sa China…If i am not mistaken there are four (4) clustered areas on that West Phil. sea issue…ang galing mag research ang iba nating kasamahan dito kung paninira sa kanilang kalaban sa politika..Nagyon talo na si Roxas at si Duterte na ang Presidente natin , kaiiangan panagutin naman natin ang paggamit nina PNOY ng DAP na unconstitutional ang bahagi, habang patuluy nating uungkatin ang mga maling hakbang na ginawa ni Trillnes at Pnoy sa Scarborough shoal.
Gumising Ka Bayan says
Do you really think that Duterte is a decent man? Then why is it that most of the people that visited his office in Davao are of dubious characters like Chavit Singson, JV Ejercito, Estrada Clan, etc etc… Form corrupt politicians to gambling lords? All the while I thought he will rid the government of corruption then why is he being paid homage by these greedy corrupt personalities like happy days are here again. All the leeches and termites of the past have come out and bask in the sun to celebrate a joyous day.
Honest man? Now give me a break.
Ang kahirapan nang karamihan sa ating mga PINOY ba na iangat ng desenteng si PNOY? Subukan natin sa sinasbi mung hindi DESENTENG si DUTERTE @ Ang Bayan ko ikaw ang gumising.. Naayos nya ba ang buhay nang mga karamihan ng mahihirap @Bayan ko ikaw ang gumising? Sumagot ka…
Gumising ka Bayan says
Preisident Aquino just finished his term without any mark of corruption. Although I can definitely say that there are crooks around him I can likewise say without hesitation that he has not enriched himself. There are a lot of paid hacks and greedy people who were deprived of their desire to loot the government coffers who would paint him in another light but in the hearts of millions of Filipinos we know the truth.
Duterte, who to portrays himself as honest and forthright left the majority of the filipino’s scratching their heads when known crooks of the past crooked president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s administration were seen in Duterte’s circle. Those are indications that we are heading back to the shitters. Unless Duterte makes good on his promise to rid of crimes and corruptions in 6 months or people like you should start apologizing to the masses. May his actions through the said honeymoon period be guided by his conscience and do what is right and necessary to uplift the lives of the majority of the Filipinos. May he not be influenced by the greedy leeches worming their way to good graces with him. May he always be reminded of the plight of every poor filipino who have nothing because he is being robbed of what is due to them by those who were entrusted with power.
NAIVE ka @bayan ko….sa pagtahimik lang nya sa mga taong nakapalibot kay PNOY na may bahid ng corruption na sinasabi mo , PNOY BEING the good father ng ating bansa ay kasama na sya sa corruption…
Bakit ang mga tao ni Glorya na nakikipalibot na ngayon kay Duterte ang binabantayn ninyo., hindi pa naman sila nagawa ng mali …Bakit kayong sumupurta kay PNOY at ROXAS ay ayw ninyong KALKALIN MUNA ang mga nagawang krimen o mali ng mga kasamaan ninyo, bagkos ibinabato no nya agad ang mga kahinaan ni Duterte na sa akala ninyo ay kahinaan nya pag sya na ang namuno sa July….NAKAKATAWAA KAYO ..halatang halata kayo dahil , ayaw ninyong ILABAS ang mga nagyarong BULOK na pamamahala ni PNOY sa atin..
Ang LINTA na sinasabi mo ay dapat nating bantayan @bayan ko..Bakit hindi ,PERO DAPAT ay UNAHIN ninyo muna ang mga LINTA/SIPSIP na tauhan ni PNOY na maaring kumita sa pag iwan natin sa Scarborpugh Shoal sa mga INTSIK .
Kung totoo ang sinasabi ni ABAD na marami silang pera na iiwan sa KABAN ng BAYAN, dito lang @bayan ko KUNG MARUNUNG KANG MAG ISIP @bayan ko…sa talino ni PNOY, ABAD at iba pa ninyong kasamahan, sa hindi nila paggastos sa mga ito na kung ginastos sana nila ang mga perang ito sa TAMA ( hindi isinangtabi as savings for Dutertes savings kuno ) ay maaring ngayon ay MAGINHAWA din ang BUHAY ng mga mahihirap na Pilipino ang class D and E….Nangangahulugan na itong mga pera ay ayaw gastusin ng administrasyon ni PNOY sa lugar at mga pinunong lokal na kalaban nila…NANGYARI na ito @bayan ko…inipit ang pera natin DAHIL sa HINDI NILA ALAM KUNG SAAN GAGASTUSIN mga ito @bayan ko…..INEPTNESS nadin ito at krimin na din ang nagawa ni PNOY na ito..
Gumising ka Bayan says
Your arguments are full of assumptions. I am talking of what actually took place and what is about to happen, you are talking about Scarborough Shoals when in fact it was Duterte who brought up the issue of sharing it with China. You are such a misguided fanatic. Or are you one of me paid hacks With the way you show your logic you are just one of those stupid fanatics who doesn’t know a gaddamn thing BYE
BLIND FOLLOWERs [email protected] Ko….anong assumptions ABAD anounces officially that National Treasury had so many savings for Duterte….and then Scarborough shoal was LOST before those scenarios amd Chinese reinforced their ships thereat…FACTS iyan ay NAKU?….BLIND BLIND BLIND kayo …he he you cant really accept or it was very hard for you to accept the defeat of your ROXAS….
I may not be good in grammar composition not like you here @bayan ko …but even without thorough researching like @YVONNE and other journalist here especially the paid one , what i am telling you were FACTs…Dont you not know that during Ramos regime while the Mischief Reefs are being reclaimed and the construction of a fortress was going on – i was once invited by a military intellegence classmate to take pictures ( 1997 ) thereat and when their C130 supply planes flew to the Kalayaan Islets by monthly and sometimes in a week,, minsan naisama na din ako doon and the structures that was built before were almost the same today except for small percentage of repairs…walang ginawa si RAMOS , si GLORYA, si ERAP na kinukutya natin noon pero sya ang may programa noon ang katunayan nga ay ang daming malalking boulders na nabili na nila for the expansion of that airstrip in Kalayaan , it was dumped temporarily at WESCOM while waiting for navy ship to carry those boulders to the islets but it did never come…si PNOY wala ding ginawa bagkos iniwan nya ang Scarborough na walang [email protected] ko…hindi ito [email protected] ko…sa daming naiwan na pera sabi ni ABAD bakit ni isang kubeta ay walang ginawa sa AYUNGIN [email protected] ko at idang barkong buluk o nabubuluk na ang isinadsad nila doon …o hindi ba ito INEPTness and GRAFT din ito lalong lalo na kung ang mga pera ng militar was diverted to other projects..kayo ang MAGHUSGA @bayan ko …multi milyonaires ang nga Generals na nagreretiro noon at ngayon — FACTs ang kanilang sobrang yaman kung ikumpara mo sa kanilang sinasahod lalong lalo na kung ito ay ihambing natin sa kanilang ASSETs and LIABILITIES -at sino ang BOSS nila diba si PNOY? Bayan ko . At ano naman ang sabi ni PNOY na paulitulit TAYO ang BOSS nya…FACTS lahat iyan….BALANCE JOURNALISM @bayan ko ..iyan ang kailangan natin ,wag magdagdag o magbawas ng ating mga comments , iyong maliwanag na nangyari na hindi dapat natin pinapaikot ikot ang ating mga isinusulat….wag tayong magtakip @bayan ko….kahit anak natin kung KASAMA sila sa grupo na nagbenta ng mga bawal na gamot o DRUGA sa MALL of ASIA na namatay ang 5 anak ng mayayaman at marami pang na ospital,, DITO natin makikita kung ano ang nararapat gawin ni DUTERTE sa mga ito drug dealers na kahit alam nating MAYAYAMAN sila. Dapat shoot to kill ang mga ito at kung kasama ang ating mahal na anak o kamaga anak ay PASENSYA tayo diba…
PAID HACKERs he he…[email protected] ko ….maraming NATATAMAN dito mag ingat ka ma BAN ka nila he he sige….ARAY ko ang TINATAMAAN sa sinabi ni @BAYAN KO AYAW MAGISING
Gumising Ka Bayan says
Hanggat may mga.taong loyalist at bayarang katulad niyo and i mean paid hacks to divert focus on the real issues hindi maliliwanagan ng taong bayan ang issues. Yung sinasabi mong walang ginawa si Pinoy regarding Scarborough Shoals Maybe you ought
to read the decision of the UN Tribunal Ruling. It was Pnoys administration who filed the case to UN instead of bara barang astahan that could escalate to war.
Huwag mong ipagmamalaki yang Mistah mong 97 because he does not know squat. Nawala na ang significance ng PMA mula ng naging mga sipsip ito kay Marcos. Only a few remained loyal to the country most the guys bacame loyal of to the corrupt
presidents and ultimately became corrupt themselves
.i can name just a few who maintained their integrity Gen Soliman who was executed for exposing the plot of Marcos to declare Martial Law and Sen Trillanes definitely one of the few whose loyalty is to the country. Im pretty sure there are a lot of PMAers who are of great character but it is the crooks that are living the high life. The crooks that give a bad name for a great institution.
Apolonia Aring says
at gumising ka di !!! nakapagtagalog ng matindiiiiiii!
too late naman ang ginawa ni pnoy!!!!!!!
Angelita Visitacion says
During the time of aquino, vultures in his administration sprouted like mushrooms. Overpricing of projects which issues were just left to die through silence left unanswered till now like the PNP mobile cars and so with the project of Drilon in Iloilo to name a few. The Laglag bala in NAIA which victimized a lot Filipinos and foreigners horrified the travellers. How come the Chinese vessels were able to dock in our shores to gather our soil? All of these are signs of corruption. So how could you say that he finished his term without any mark of corruption? So stupid of you who says so.
Let me tell you this. No corruption among the lower office will emerge if the top administration will not allow it.
Gumising Ka Bayan says
Ms Angelita Visitacion, first of all let me tell you how your pen name Angelita or Angel are almost always are used by dog ugly people. It is your version of your reality.
I did not say All the people around Pres Pnoy are not honest. No one can vouch what is in the heart of even your brother or sister. All i was saying is Pnoy personally has not pocketed a single centavo. With all the crooks and their minions ready to devour him for any mistake. Do you really think that he could trust everyone he appoints? All i am saying is that he tried his best for the bettermemt of this country.
Let me point out that Ii know a couple of a goverment owned chiefs that are dishonest. One of them is Mr Naguiat of PAGCOR. He had Pagcor Contractor BEN LUY do the renovation of his house for free in return for Ben Luy cornering several contracts with PAGCOR. Mr Luy however got BOLDER and GREEDIER and got involved with game fixing in the CASINOS and was caught by the rank and file in PAGCOR itself. When the matter was exposed and reported to the police Mr Naguiat and Mr Bangsil ( another PAGCOR official ) tipped off Ben Luy to escape to Hongkong. If Mr Naguiat is subjected to a lifestyle check he would fail miserably. He is being investigated by the Sandiganbayan.
The laglag bala is a syndicate made up of corrupt ex cops and their runners. How can you blame the president for this one?
Pnoy dedicated his very soul to make our country better. I do not work for tge government nor do i work for Pnoy. I am a very happy EXPAT who is concerned about our country. Now people with crab mentality like yours are the people that makes me think that public hangings are justified. Be selfless for once for the future of the next generation Filipinos. Huwag yung puro bulsa mo iniisip mo.
Sandali lang.. You’re defending PNOY by not having any single centavo when he left his office and shouldn’t be blamed by whatever wrong doings the people under him did under his administration but you’re claiming that DUTERTE is not an honest man because of the people who visited him when he won the presidency..hmm???
“Huwag puro bulsa mo iniisip mo” huwaw! Like really? Between pnoy at duterte.. Sino sa tingin mo nag iisip ng pansariling ginhawa? And economy sabi nila under pnoy maganda.. Sino nakinabang? Mga maralita ba o mga kabaro nyang mayayaman? Be selfless for once..huh?
PONGLOY NI PANOT says
SINO ITONG NAGMAMALINIS NA ITO NA NILILINIS SI ABNOY AQUINO. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. NAKAKATAWA. HAHAHAHAHAHAH. WALA DAW BAHID NG CORRUPTION. ANO YUNG DAP. PDAF? HINDI BA CORRUPTION YUN. AT SA DAMI NG KASALANAN NI ABNOY SA PINAS SA LOOB NG 6 YEARS. HINDI BA MAS MAKASALAnAN SIYA K PRES MARCOS? SABI NA NGA NI JOMAI SISON. AQUINO IS A RARE KIND OF ANIMAL. AND MORE MAS MASAHOL SIYA K PRES MARCOS.
AND ABOUT PRES DIGONG. WAG KANG ATAT SA RESULTA. SOBRA KA NAMANG MANGHUSGA. WALA PA NGANG ISANG LINGGO NA PRESIDENTE EH. PERO…. TIGNAN MO NA GINAGAWA NIYA SA MGA DRUG PUSHERS LORDS AND USERS. SI PANOT MO ME NAGAWA BA SIYA SA LOOB NG ANIM 6 YEARS ANIM NA TAON NA UMUPO SIYA SA MALAKANYANG? MERON LANG AKONG NAPANSIN NA LUMAKI SA KANYA. IBA NA PAGLAKAD NIYA… IBA YATA YUNG LUMALAKI SA KANYA NHINDI NYA MAIPIT HAHAHAHA
Mukhang galit na galit ka.
Tosay PNoy is worse than Marcos is to revise history. Yun lang.
Sorry raissa i know nothing about using computer so i was here…maybe this is not the right place or link but i want to ask you a question….how much ill gotten wealth marcos had and magkano ang pondo ng pilipinas that time?does the figure match?
why don’t you google it and tell us?
Gumising Ka Bayan says
You may not realize but you resorted to name calling of Pnoy. Usually mga taong gumagamit ng ganito mababa ang pinag aralan o walang pinag aralan. Para maliwanagan ang mga mangmang na kagaya mo ipapaliwanag ko.
Ang DAP at ang PDAF ay nuon pa ginagami ng mga nakaraang presidente. Ang tutuong layunin nito ay para may pondo ang mga nahalal ng presidente, congressman at senador na pondohan ang mga kinakailangang proyekto na makapagpabuti sa kanilang localidad.
Ang desisyon ng
korte suprema para ito ideklarang illegal ay dahil na rin nacpwedeng abusuhin ng darating na presidente ang halagang nakalaad. They condemned the people who drafted the law but not those who implemented it dahil wala silang makitang ginawang pagnanakaw si Pnoy or Butch Abad. However yung mga nakaraang presidente gaya ni Erap at GMA ginawang sariling banko ang naturang pondo. Kung tinutukoy mo naman ay ang pag gamit ng pondo para patalsikin si Corona. Di ba na dapat tanggalin lang ang magnanakaw at tuta na nagsisilbi para sa kapakanan ng kurakot Imbes na isipin ang kapakanan ng bayan
Ikaw na mangmang ke magalit ka wala akong pakialam dahil hindi ka ordinaryong mamayan either ikaw ay bayaran o ikaw mismo sangkot sa kalokohan sa ating bayan.
Siguro nagpapasipsip kasi Presidente na sya.. alangan naman na palayasin nya kasi bumisita sa kanya..ang pagtanggap ba ng bisita kabawasan sa kakayanang mamuno ng matino?
does he have control on who would like to visit him? did he invite these people to pay courtesy call to him.?
Yes he does..
Coy Noriega says
And these people are forgetting that this happened in Oct of 2015. Nag basa ba talaga?
One Shot One Kill says
Do you think Noynoy Aquino, Leila Delima, MAr Roxas, Drillon among others are decent people? look who are with a convict in the photos hanging in his luxurious office…. You don’t know mayor Du30 so you have no right to judge him. Al you know are hearsay (Tsismis) so don’t be one but you are already one.
Coy Noriega says
So now, after his visit to China, what do you think about him not asserting our rights over Scarborough?
Leo aniban says
How about you? Are you decent?
Hindi pinabayaan ngPilipinas ang Scarborough. TUMUPAD LANG SA USAPAN na mag withdraw ng vessels ang magkabilang party.
Ang insidenteng nagyari ay patunay lamang na huwag tayong makikipag bilateral talks. Kaya tama ang ginawa ng PNoy adm na dinala itong usapin na ito sa ICJ. Patunay na tutuo, makabayan at nasa puso ang pagtatatanggol ni Noynoy sa sovereignty ng Pilipinas.
Tungkol sa DAP at pag release ni Abad ng pondo hindi yon ang isyu, ang isyu ay ang nagbubulsa ng DAP funds. Legal din ang ginawa ni PNoy sa pag transfer ng DAP sa ilalim ng 1987 constitution. Dinala na rin ang usapan nd DAP sa SC dahil sa may nag petition pero di na umusbong. Patunay na di matibay ang isyu na inihaharapa sa PNoy adm.
Alfie Carpio says
Gyera ang gusto ng mga intsik. Natural, uurong muna tau. Hindi un pagkakamali ni Pnoy dahil tama na umiwas sa gyera laban sa isang dambuhala. Wala na ba tayong inabutan matapos ang standoff? Di ba meron png pagkakataon na makipagusap c duterte kaya Lang iba ang nasa isip nya. Mas pinili nya na makipagusap at isantabi ang ruling ng ICC laban sa gusto ng nakararami pilipino. Naduwag ba? Ayon sa report na ito, duda akong naduwag lng c Du. Meron png higit na pinahalagahan c Du bukod sa pagiwas sa gyera. Kung may katwiran, ipaglaban mo. Wg matakot makibaka ng may malinaw na pagiisip at katapangan dahil hindi naman tayo dapat inaapi ng mga singkit.
This article is full of speculations and false assumptions. Naaalala ko tuloy nung nakapanood ako ng isang show sa Discovery Channel noon. The show was about an ancient mega shark called Megalodon making its way to our modern seas. It turned out na mockumentary lng pla sya. Meron pang mga cctv footage kuno tska mga group of marine biologist na kunwari pinag aaralan ung shark. Tps meron din yung about sa modern day Hobbit na kumakain ng tao sa isang island sa Indonesia.
Well, shat I’m saying is, this lady is just patching up all the statements made by Digong about the Chinese and put it all in a way na iaassume natin na may something dun sa sinabi nya when in fact wla nman tlga. Binabasa ko ung article mo sumasakit ulo ko eh puro “sabi ni ganito, sabi ni ganyan” “siguro ganito ung nangyari”. Miss, kung pwde lng bigyan man lng ng kahit isang supporting evidence yung sinasabi mo pra nman mas nkakatuwang basahin. Diba journalist ka? Hndi ka nman barbero diba? :)
You mean you don’t believe Duterte’s own words?
raissa is more credible than you, vinz, more analytical too. her observations got more sound bites than yours. and if you want to better raissa, why don’t you publish the uncut conversation duterte had with the chinese consul, verbatim and word for word? surely, the chinese consul has taken precaution enough to hang duterte on his words: a recording, the minutes of the meeting, the resolutions taken, what was agreed on and what plans they have for the future. any follow-up? say, they’ll meet again after a year or so, with duterte saying, all for you my chinese master and nothing for meself.
70-30, the business partnership that duterte is currently harping on, 70% foreign, 30% local, that must have been suggested by the chinese consul. already we have seen chinese drug lords apparently financing 70% of drug trades, pinoy minions working for them: 70-30, ikaw na.
gumising ka bayan says
Raissa please ignore this fool. He does not know sauat. Every gaddam point he raises contradicts Duterte’s actions. Ang agang loyalist nito. Kung may ilocano loyalist may Bisayang loyalist na din and it is just effing wrong if we want our nation to succeed. This is what i am talking about. If we really want our nation to succeed we shoild think as Filipinos collectively and not by region.
Ha ha ha you are nothing compared to ms raissa in terms of her journalistic integrity and credentials
Tony Genna says
Exactly! Just yellow media trying to scrape up some dirt, clutching at straws and really getting nowhere. Try again Raissa. FAIL!
why resort to name-calling?
the points are raised are quite legitimate.
now I warn you. If you resort to cursing, I will ban you automatically.
Leo aniban says
Wow! Who are you? Who gave you the authority to ban somebody, at anong naitulong mo sa Pinas, ARROGANT.
Your reaction is funny.
You have a green card or you’re planning to visit the US or you are Philam?