Just my opinion
By Raïssa Robles
To make it easier to remind her, I’ve adjusted the photo that Marcos loyalists are now passing around among themselves.
She may be an outstanding governor but her core value is highly questionable.
Imee Marcos has never said sorry for the premeditated torture and death of Trajano, who was 21 years old at that time he was killed by Imee’s bodyguards. Imee was also 21.
To read more about Trajano’s case, please click on the link below. It is the first Philippine case of extra-judicial killing (ejk) that reached the court (although a foreign court).
Imee Marcos should be proud to have made legal history.
Unfortunately, when it came to getting Imee Marcos to pay up, the Philippine judiciary entirely flubbed the case. The reason the Supreme Court gave was that the court summons to Imee were not properly served since the Sheriff could not find her. LOL.
You can read more about Imee’s Trajano case below:
Imee Marcos told US court – yes Archimedes Trajano was tortured and killed but it’s none of your business
Imee Marcos told US court – yes Archimedes Trajano was tortured and killed but it’s none of your business
I would like to thank the professor who sent me the photo.
Pls. share so others may know what Imee and her supporters are up to.
Gems Vann says
European Parliament preparing resolution sanctioning Duterte to be forwarded to ASEAN nations and UN High Commission for Human Rights.
Duterte planning to visit Myanmar and Thailand next week!
Cancel the Trip!
“Neutralization” per definition of General Bato is highly possible during transit between the two countries.
You are warned, up to you to believe!
He he he!
This is a good article written by Rodel Rodis. Pinoy from you know where –
Is Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano a PH citizen?, http://usa.inquirer.net/2197/sen-alan-peter-cayetano-ph-citizen
Irony of ironies, read it to the end.
Nice one R Rodis.
Raïssa, pahiram …
If and when President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Roa Duterte appoints senator Alan Peter Cayetano as his ad interim Foreign Affairs Secretary, please remind him about Perfecto Yasay Jr.’s lies.
PRRD may twang, slang with an american accent in keeping with the ongoing trend … to an implosion.
And please spare us the ‘destabilization’ red herring.
‘katotohanan ang panata …’, ninu?
Dakal salamat, ag yaman kami kadi
Anong say mo @yvonne? Naunahan ka na ng kababayan mo diyan sa tate.
‘If your info is correct, is APC a Philippines citizen?’, https://www.raissarobles.com/2017/03/09/did-duterte-know-yasay-was-most-probably-not-a-filipino-citizen-when-he-reappointed-him-thrice-as-foreign-secretary/#comment-401299
Carmen Rosales says
APC is a natural-born Pilipino and a natural born American by law of both countries defining what they consider natural -born citizens. Unlike Yasay who became an American through naturalization wherein Yasay took oath of allegiance and renounced his Philippine citizenship, APC did not do so.
How did Sen. Alan Peter become a Filipino citizen again?
What did he have to do?
Carmen Rosales says
Birth Abroad to One Citizen and One Alien Parent in Wedlock
A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) of the INA provided the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child’s birth. (For birth on or after November 14, 1986, a period of five years physical presence, two after the age of fourteen, is required. For birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen, is required for physical presence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child.) The U.S. citizen parent must be the genetic or the gestational parent and the legal parent of the child under local law at the time and place of the child’s birth to transmit U.S. citizenship.
Who are eligible for dual citizenship?
Natural-born citizens of the Philippines who acquired foreign citizenship by naturalization.
RA 9225 does not apply to dual citizens by birth, i.e., a child born in the United States when either parent was still a Filipino citizen at the time. If the birth was reported to the Philippine Embassy of Consulate, the child is considered to be a dual citizen from birth.
APC did not renounce his Pilipino citizenship to become a US citizen, so he never lost his Pilipino citizen, that is why RA 9225 does not apply to him.
Here is my short take on Alan Peter Cayetano’s citizenship status:
APC was born in 1970 both as a Philppine and U.S. citizen when he was minor. Our law required that within 3 years of reaching the age of majority he needed to make an election whether he wanted to become a Philippine or U.S. citizen, but not both because our law on dual citizenship did not exist yet at that time.
The U.S. Federal Register indicates that APC relinquished his U.S. citizenship only in 1998 when he run for elective office in Taguig. This means two things: (1) APC did not elect to become a Filipino citizen within three years of reaching the age of majority, and (2) he elected instead to become a U.S. citizen which he relinquished only in 1998.
The big questions now are: How did APC acquire his Filipino citizenship after he relinquished his U.S. citizenship since he could not have retained dual citizenship within the three years of reaching the age of majority, and (2) did he acquire legally the Filipino citizenship that he claims to have now?
Legal experts on Philippine citizenship/ immigration laws should provide clarity on this issue.
APC’s reaction, see https://www.raissarobles.com/2017/03/10/if-and-when-imee-marcos-runs-for-senator-remind-her-of-archimedes-trajano/comment-page-1/#comment-401673, didn’t specifically answer your probing questions.
I guess, him reaching his ‘age of majority’, didn’t foresee himself becoming a legislator twice and aiming to be a Vice President … potentially becoming a President.
Carmen Rosales says
There is no Philippine law that says dual citizenship by birth is prohibited or not allowed. RA 9225 was passed to afford former Pilipinos to become Pilipinos again after acquiring another nationality through naturalization.
What you are actually saying is that, APC even upon reaching the ‘age of majority’, continued to exist with dual citizenships (jus sanguinis) even though the Philippines’ Constitution do not allow it (see relevant Constitution applicable at time).
Was he unlawfully representing himself as a Philippines AND US citizen EVEN after he reached the ‘age of majority’?
At what year, at what age did APC renounced his US Citizenship? Cross verify it with the US’ Federal Register.
Another case in point, what about his siblings (e.g. former Senator Pilar Juliana “Pia” Schramm Cayetano, born in Michigan, United States **)
It is a good and relevant case study. A family whose father was a former Senator as well, whose children with one two many citzenships to rationalize it. Was the departed Cayetano remiss?
** en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Pia_Cayetano
Carmen Rosales says
THE 1987 CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES – ARTICLE IV
Section 1. The following are citizens of the Philippines:
 Those who are citizens of the Philippines at the time of the adoption of this Constitution;
 Those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines;
 Those born before January 17, 1973, of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority; and
 Those who are naturalized in accordance with law.
Section 2. Natural-born citizens are those
who are citizens of the Philippines from
birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Philippine citizenship. Those who elect Philippine citizenship in accordance with paragraph (3), Section 1 hereof shall be deemed
Section 3. Philippine citizenship may be lost or reacquired in the manner provided by law.
Section 4. Citizens of the Philippines who
marry aliens shall retain their citizenship, unless by their act or omission, they are deemed, under the law, to have renounced it.
Section 5. Dual allegiance of citizens is
inimical to the national interest and shall be dealt with by law.
Just like in the US dual citizenship is acceptable but seen as something wrong should there be conflict of allegiance later. Dual citizenship is different from dual allegiance .
I am on the assumption that Renato
Cayetano, APC’s father was a Filipino at the time APC was born (1970) and so APC need not do Section 1, 3 wherein he has to elect citizenship upon reaching the age of majority.
RA 9225 is for Pilipinos who are naturalized citizens of other countries. Will it be fair for natural -born dual citizen Pilipino to lose his Pilipino citizenship and not able to get it back when he did not even renounce in the first place.
tsk tsk tsk
heh he heh
Like a carousel, we are going round and round in circles.
1935 PH Consti applies to –
Alan Peter Schramm Cayetano
Born: October 28, 1970 (age 46)
Taguig, Rizal, Philippines
1935 Constitution, I highlight the following 3 & 4 for simplification;
SECTION 1. The following are citizens of the Philippines:
(1) Those who are …
(2) Those born …
(3) Those whose fathers are citizens of the Philippines.
(4) Those whose mothers are citizens of the Philippines and, upon reaching the age of majority, elect Philippine citizenship.
My narrative to mirror your legalistic argument @Carmen.
Those who wish to remain a PH Citizen
PenoyIf your PH Citizenship is by virtue of ((3) as above) only, you do not have to elect it upon reaching your ‘age of majority’ to maintain it. It remains with you until such time you choose to renounce it at a later date.
Sen APC, dual citizen at one time, claims he didn’t renounce PH citizenship, only his US citizenship.
And, if I’m not mistaken, he didn’t have to elect it. RA 9225 doesn’t apply to him since he didn’t elect, loose or renounced his PH citizenship because of (go back to
If your PH citizenship falls under ((4) as above), you must elect it upon reaching your ‘age of majority’ to maintain it. It remains with you until such time you choose to renounce it at a later date.
Hangang dito na lang si ako.
Heh he heh
Mel, it only shows that the mainstream media is reading Raissa’s blogs for leads. I posted my comments about Alan Peter Cayetano’s citizenship and the existence of information on the Federal Register on APC’s U.S. citizenship on March 9. Rodel Rodis article referring to the APC citizenship and the information on Federal Register came out on March 14. I think I read another one on the same subject by another news media that came out after March 9.
Sorry I wasn’t able to reply to your earlier post. I was finishing up a blog topic “Navigating the minefield of Duterte’s pivot to China” that will be published on Monday in JoeAm’s blog site.
I will also be posting an interesting comment (not a blog topic) here in Raissa’s site about Marcos’ martial law – watch out for it.
It would be good if you have or can share (i.e. web link, screen shot) of a dated Federal Register listing one APC who officially renounced his US citizenship.
In the loop, reaction from APC
Keywords to be mindful of; when did he renounce his US citizenship?, jus sanguinis [given] dual citizenships since birth till reaching mature age. Upon reaching ‘mature age’ (e.g. 18 yrs. old), which one did he renounce (loose) and keep? The Federal Register (official petitioners’ renunciations of US Citizenship) is an official US news source to belie or support former US citizens or expatriates claims. *
ABS CBN Online also picked up on RR’s online column(article).
news. abs-cbn. com/news/03/16/17/cayetano-blasts-column-questioning-his-citizenship
In its entirety, the following facebook post of –
facebook post as at Yesterday (16 Mar 2017 at 02:39 )
As of this commenter’s timestamp, APC’s last edit (2nd) was recorded on its Edit History at 22 hours ago with 5601 Likes.
APC could introduce change, add, delete – might without use of strike
throughson text(s) should he has a change of mind or recollection.
APC’s duality questioned.
This time, was APC still a US Citizen in 1998, or 1999?
According to RR (Rodel Rodis) –
Sen. Cayetano confirms Wikipedia report, http://usa.inquirer.net/2272/sen-cayetano-confirms-wikipedia-report
Anyone, which Philippines Constitution apply, enforced to APC’s dual citizenship at the time of his birth?
The 1935 or 1987 Phils. Constitution?
something interesting about alan cayetano’s citizenship: http://usa.inquirer.net/2197/sen-alan-peter-cayetano-ph-citizen
Gems Vann says
Proof that Duterte is mentally unstable, “Whacko” in other word!
Latest News – Two Statements given to reporters by Whacko
” I want Cha-Cha but I don’t like to change provision to sell land to foreigners because they will overrun the Philippines”—— in this case, Duterte does not want to sell land to foreigners for business establishment without compromising Philippine sovereignty despite their money.
“Chinese ships were allowed to surveillance on Benham Rise. I do not want to agitate the Chinese because of the financial support coming from them. The Philippines is getting stronger because of China’s economic support that is why I did not want to pursue claims on South China Sea”——- here, unequivocally, Duterte is selling sovereignty of Philippine territory for Chinese money. This statement contradicts the announcement of DND Sec Lorenzana that the presence of Chinese ships at Benham Rise is disturbing. Lorenzana was dumbfounded upon learning Duterte’s statement.
Whack the Whacko!
He he he!
that’s digong’s own destabilization plot, lumuntad na. he’s destabilizing himself, the constitution and the country. wont be long before he totally sink himself.
really, digong doesnt need to accuse the libs of destabilizing his admin.
“won’t be long before he totally sink himself” hopefully 6 feet deeper. kaya ba nag mukhang “last supper” na iyong dinner nila (15 senatongs) kagabi?
methink, dinner with digong drumming up support for his stance in benham rise, thinking of how best to sell pinas to china without the rest of the population knowing. nagpa-loyalty call po yata si digong, takot na ma-impeach at mawalan ng trabaho and then jailed for high treason. in jail, baka ma-ejk pa siya sa tauhan niya mismo.
dati, the senators have dinner in pakyaw’s house sa forbes park just before pakyaw declared the chairs of hontiveros, drilon, atbp vacant.
no such thing as free lunch.
like pakyaw, digong will soon declare pinas vacant for occupancy!
pinoys have to make way for china. the chinese are coming and taking over.
Our leaders of today do not want to fight and die.
Filipinos fought the Spaniards conquestadores. The Americans Army. The Lima Hong Pirates. The Japanese Imperial Army. The Dutch and English navies.
Lapu-Lapu of Mactan went to fight despite the odds against his forces.
The Indonesian Forces fights Chinese PLA Navy.
But why is it now the Filipino does not fight anymore even to protect its security and sovereignty? Why? Na duwag na tayo. Na gutom na tayo.
Our leaders’ motta-policy now is Lets Us Live On Bended Knees! Have money kuno.
Like that term before ‘Better Red Than Dead.’
Okay. . . let us all become Chinese and be a part of Communist China. Pu…tsa nga!
I’m a chinese …. but I am not for china coming here.
taiwan does not want to be totally chinese, same with hongkong. both nations want to uphold their own independence from china. and here comes crazy digong who cannot even construct a full sentence, too friendly to china, letting the chinese does the thinking for him.
digong is not a leader and does not have the guts to put pinas best interest above all. he is for china, a follower dictated by china and goes where china wants him to go. we should impeach this crazy man. he is poor statesman and the only negotiation skill he has is bowing to china, bowing and bowing.
he may bow to china, but we should not follow in his bowing. best to kick him out.
leona, I dont want to live on bended knees! the view down there is not nice. too many feet to kiss, madaling maapakan at madaling masipa. mendicant with head always bowed. easily bypassed, shoved and forgotten.
I want to live shoulder to shoulder with everyone, have the same rights and access to resources. voice heard and listened to. not shelved.
be on bended knees and have money kuno, but money is all promises, illusive and has yet to be delivered. china signed deals but does not deliver, digong cannot make china deliver. china only takes and takes and digong gives and gives. china promises and promises and digong believes and believes. and the 15pro digong senators believe and believe.
show us the money!
OOT…When you are driving in Metro Manila, this is the NEW TRAFFIC SCHEME:
‘Under the new traffic plan, there will be no right turns to the following streets: –
*E. Lopez Street corner Samar Avenue and Tomas Morato
*GMA Network Drive corner EDSA and Samar Avenue
*Mother Ignacia corner Edsa, Scout Borromeo and Sgt. Esguerra
*Panay Avenue corner Dr. Garcia St., Roces, Scout Albano, Scout Borromeo, Scout Chuatoco, *Scout Magbanua, Scout Reyes and Timog
^Scout Albano corner Quezon Avenue
^Scout Bayoran corner Sgt. Esguerra, Sgt. Tuazon
^Scout Madriñan corner Scout Tobias, Scout Ybardolaza and Tomas Morato
^Scout Ybardolaza corner Sgt. Esguerra
^Sgt. Esguerra corner E. Lopez, Panay Avenue, Scout Borromeo and Timog
Meanwhile, there will no left turns to the following streets:
#E. Lopez corner Sgt. Esguerra
#Mother Ignacia corner E. Lopez, Samar Avenue, Scout Borromeo, Scout Madriñan, Scout #Tobias and St. Esguerra
#Panay Avenue corner Dr. Garcia St., Roces Avenue, Scout Borromeo, Scout Chuatoco, Scout #Magbanua, Scout Reyes, Scout Santiago, Sgt. Esguerra and Timog Avenue
+Scout Albano corner Panay Avenue
+Scout Bayoran corner Timog
+Scout Madriñan corner Scout Torillo and Scout Tuazon
+Sgt. Esguerra corner Mother Ignacia, Scout Bayoran, Scout Borromeo, Scout Ybardolza and Timog
Meanwhile, roads declared as no entry are Scout Tobias coming from Scout Borromeo and Sgt. Esguerra coming from 11th Jamboree.
The QC government said the new scheme also provides for the implementation of a two-phase traffic signal system along Quezon Avenue – Examiner/Scout Albano Streets.
IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THE ABOVE DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE IS YOUR DESTINATION ?
. . . i forgot! he he he
To add scramble to the above new traffic scheme:
‘Based on the scheme, four-wheeled vehicles with plates ending in even numbers are not allowed to use these roads every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
while odd-numbered vehicles are banned from these areas every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.’
THERE ARE CONFUSED MOTORISTS!
‘No one will be fined or penalized for violation of the scheme at this time, as it has not been formally implemented through a city ordinance.
Effected Sept. 1, 2016.
Hassle. Confusion. And it’s a scrambled life on the streets.
Filipinos loves to do all these ways of life: Mess It Up For Everyone.
I’ll borrow one’s comment – Stoooopid!
he he he
Here’s what in Makati:
Kamagong will remain one-way eastward (toward Ayala Extension). However, a dedicated flow lane segregated by a concrete divider is provided for vehicles coming from Ayala Avenue Extension going to and turning left into Metropolitan Avenue.
Metropolitan Avenue will be one-way (toward Chino Roces) starting from the intersection of Ayala Ave. Extension, South Ave., Metropolitan Ave., up to Chino Roces.
No Right Turn into Metropolitan Avenue will be imposed for vehicles coming from Kamagong Street.
Kamagong Extension (the short road connecting Kamagong and Metropolitan) will remain one-way northward.
More. . . of it –
‘Motorists are advised to observe traffic movements.
For vehicles along Kamagong Street going to both directions of Ayala Ave. Extension and South Ave./Metropolitan Ave.:
Ayala Ave. Extension will remain two-way. Right turn merging from Kamagong into Ayala Avenue Extension is allowed. However, right turners must yield right of way to through traffic along Ayala Ave. Extension. Vehicles bound for Sen. Gil Puyat and Ayala CBD may turn right into Ayala Ave. Extension anytime.
Vehicles bound for South Ave. and Metropolitan Ave. may, on green light, turn left via the new median opening along Ayala Ave. Extension and proceed straight northwards into South Avenue, or turn right into Metropolitan Avenue for those bound for Bel-Air side. Metropolitan Ave. (Bel-Air side) starting at Ayala Ave. Extension will remain two-way streets.
Vehicles using the Kamagong Extension (short road connecting Kamagong and Metropolitan) coming from Kamagong must turn left upon reaching Metropolitan Avenue which is designated one-way westward to Chino Roces from South Ave./Ayala Ave. Extension.
All vehicles coming from Kamagong / Kamagong Extension are not allowed to enter Metropolitan Avenue.
For vehicles using Ayala Extension/South Avenue/Metropolitan Avenue:
No Left Turn into Metropolitan (toward Bel-Air-Jupiter) will be imposed from both South Avenue and Ayala Ave. Extension (toward Chino Roces side).
Except for No U-Turn along Metropolitan Avenue (Bel-Air-Jupiter side), all movements allowed for Metropolitan, such as, crossing into Metropolitan (Chino Roces side); right turn to South Avenue (toward Kalayaan/J.P. Rizal); and, left turn to Ayala Extension (toward Buendia/Ayala CBD), as indicated by traffic signals.
For vehicles using Ayala Extension-Yakal Street intersection where new traffic signals will be operationalized:
Yakal Street will remain one-way westward (toward Chino Roces) starting from Ayala Ave. Extension. Vehicles travelling northward (to Metropolitan) along Ayala Ave. Extension, may, on green light, turn left into Yakal Street.
Emergency vehicles and light private vehicles are allowed to U-Turn along Ayala Extension when left turn signal at Yakal Street is green.
To execute left or U-turning movement, vehicle must queue on a single lane closest to median of northbound lanes and wait for left turn green signal.
Vehicles straying out of designated turning lane must proceed straight.
Opening of Ayala Ave. Extension / Malugay intersection:
Due to the impending construction of Ayala/Sen. Gil Puyat Footbridge, Ayala Ave. Extension/Malugay intersection will be opened to vehicular traffic.
This is aimed to reduce vehicles travelling within the construction site wherein Sen. Gil Puyat will be reduced by one (1) lane per direction.
Vehicles intending to take Ayala Ave. Extension/South Avenue and the northward may divert into Malugay and take Ayala Ave. Extension northward. Malugay will remain one-way from Ayala Ave. Extension all the way to Pres. Osmeña-Mayapis.
Between Ayala Ave. Extension and Sen. Gil Puyat, Malugay will remain two-way.’
Here’s one YOU DO NOT FOLLOW:
‘Under the new system, vehicles with licence plates ending in odd numbers will have access to busy routes throughout the city during rush hour on odd-numbered dates of the month, while those with even-numbered plates will be able to access the routes on even-numbered dates.
The trials will run until the end of August, after which authorities are hoping to permanently enforce the policy until an Electronic Road Pricing system (ERP) is in place.’
‘The initial response to the policy was largely negative. Many citizens believe that it will only cause a hassle, without making much of a dent in the volume of traffic during peak hours.
Jakarta, Indonesia ito!
. . . he he he
Gems Vann says
No more stoooooopid than MMDA officials on this suggestion:
Their new plan:
Numbers coding will be scrapped
In order that every motorists could use their car on a daily basis, Even ending number cars sould travel MetroManila at this time schedule 6-10 AM and 2-5 PM while Odd ending cars could travel from 10AM- 2PM and 5-9 PM.
Current provision is that cars with plate numbers ending 1&2 are not allowed on Monday, 3&4 not on Tues etc till Friday. Saturday’s and Sunday’s are non coding days. In this case, cars could be used for 6 days a week.
In the New Plan- cars could be used everyday but not to go anywhere except be stucked in traffic to destination and then cone back to rig inaction because according to MMDA the average travel from Caloocan to Roxas Blvd is 3-4 hours daily.
Makes sense in computing the New Plan window time of 4 hrs in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon. According to MMDA, they received so many requests to exempt cars on their coding days with complaints from motorists why they can’t use their cars 7 days a week. Their New Plan allows ALL motorists to drive their cars everyday. Their problem is how to Reach their Destination due to Traffic
Intelligent MMDA men of Duterte at work. Can’t blame them because their idol is Cesar Montano whose idea of promoting Tourism in the Philippines is to stage a Pro Duterte rally in Luneta with him providing entertainment.
Oh, well, what do we expect? their boss is Duterte, the Whacko
He he he
All roads lead to hell……
Gina Lopez, Duterte’s prime Deodorant
Among Duterte’s appointees, Gina Lopez seems to be the one who tries to impose the laws and regulations for responsible Mining Industry.
Of course she was bypassed by the greedy Mining Lobby and with Dominguez siding with the powerful Lobby Gina Lopez is doomed to be rejected in the Commission on Appointments.
During Gina Lopez’s pending CA’s grilling, Duterte kept mum and did not support Lopez and Duterte played safe by waiting for the reaction of the public. Only after the henchmen of the Mining Industry ganged-up on Lopez both in the House and in the Senate and the overwhelming public support was shown in favor of Gina Lopez, Duterte rode on her popularity and decided to continue using her as deodorant.
And an opportunistic Duterte will not pass to take advantage of the situation by even blaming the destabilization against him is funded by the Mining Lobby who he branded as LP. Even this is a stretch since Dominguez and Zamora and most of the henchmen in the House and the Senate are Duterte allies, still Duterte branded them as LP! False claims are again repeated to even heighten the hatred of Duterte Trolls against the LP, even though the rejection of Lopez was done by Duterte allies!
Alvarez also wants to upstage his boss Duterte by claiming that De Lima is the number one Drug Lord in the country, which even the majority of ka DDS don’t believe this fabrication and exaggeration.
Duterte’s administration is now also under the scrutiny of the International Community, from UN, Human Rights Watch, the White House, and even the American TV shows are after Duterte. Madam Secretary’s episode about the Philippine President really called out Duterte’s madness and his chauvinistic attitude towards women. The show was even soft on Duterte for it did not bring up the extra-judicial killings and his penchant to apply killing as the solution to all the problems that plague the country.
With Aguirre’s involvement in the extortion of Lam, the Senate’s report that implicitly admits the existence of EJK when Mayor Espinosa was executed inside his cell, the corroborating testimony of Lascanas on what Matobato’s revelations, the Human Rights Watch Report, his extortion on Mighty Corporation which shows that is similar to why Peter Lim is free to answer the charges of being a drug lord because of a negotiated sum paid to Duterte, and the Sandra Cam’s Meltdown and sense of Entitlement of using the Airport’s VIP Lounge without paying and berating the employees who were just doing their job, no wonder Duterte really needs a deodorant with all the malodorous stench that is reeking his administration.
One thing that Duterte is worried and wary about is that the Military will step in to save the Republic from his madness!
Agree, ‘the Military will step in to save the Republic from his madness!’
In my observation, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not all sold out to PDU30.
Recently, at the PMA Graduation commencement rites & parade. PMA officers stood their ground not to politicize the academy by DU30 ‘protocol officers’. Unprofessional DU30 staff wanted to distance, put VP Robredo at a corner far away from PDU30. PMA officers told ’em to respect the office of the VP, even if they don’t like the person occupying it.
Speaker Alvarez doesn’t speak the truth about the administration’s agenda to Sen L de Lima. It is a political persecution because she is vocal, passionate and courageous to speak out, compared to other of her senate colleagues. Only imbeciles believe the concocted allegations of prisoners against Sen L de Lima.
Ka Alumnae pa nila. She should be a credit, a plus to their alumni, instead the feisty lady comes out tops above her alumnus.
tama, respect the office of the vice president kahit hindi nila gusto si leni, the way they respect the office of the president kahit hindi nila gusto si crazy digong.
I wish the military had shown the same attitude at makoy’s burial sa libingan. the military were in full dress regalia and gave 21 gun salute to the fake hero and dead dictator, the traitor makoy. the military should have also shot at the flag and rend it, before burying the traitor. as mark of respect to the sorrowing country, for in its bosom the poison from ilocos is being buried. sad day the burial was.
but the graduation ceremony was glorious.
. . .the first STENCH is KILI-KILI power! Grabe!
Rexona is it !
Deos Na Mahangin Kailangan !
Will they listen?
Like the State of Sen de Lima –
De Lima twits colleagues: Where’s your sense of right and wrong? (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/879963/de-lima-twits-colleagues-wheres-your-sense-of-right-and-wrong)
It seems the powers that be are under a spell of cognitive dissonance.
Take Sen Pacquiao for example (chair of the CA committee on environment and natural resources), he was the chairperson during the CA hearing for G Lopez’s ad interim appointment DENR Secretary for confirmation.
He was also behind the move to unseat Sen de Lima as Chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
If only Leila de Lima, former human rights commissioner and justice secretary, continued and was able to convict then Davao Mayor RR Duterte for heinous crimes before, the Philippines would have been spared of what has become of it today. To include being spared of her state of incarceration and political persecution today.
Will Sen Pacquiao scot free off his tax evasion charges? His gifts, gratuities to political leaders over many years of giving free tickets, accommodations and the like in many of his US mainland boxing bouts, including maybe Macau, to his House mates and other elected gov’t officials, political patrons & aficionados.
Recent expose of PNP de la Rosa receiving free flights, tickets and accommodations to Sen Pacquiao’s recent Las Vegas fight wasn’t the only gov’t official who availed of it. In the past, Pacquiao has to charter private plane(s) to bring in some gov’t officials to watch and support his boxing fights in the US. Was he investigated of giving these ‘gifts’ to gov’t officials? Instead people are rebuked for even complaining about it. [Cognitive dissonance] he is daw a national hero so exempted di bah siya from these gratuities & inducements to gov’t officials… including his then unmatched number of absences while a congressman.
konting realignment lang po ang kailangan dyan. pakyaw wanted bigwigs in his entourage the likes of de la rosa and having his own noisy cheer squad of people he knew and trust. pang moral booster yan and good for his confidence. pakyaw was going into enemy territory natural lang yan that he must be seen to be bigger than life, capable of conquering the enemy. had he come with little to no hullabaloo, the fight may have already been lost to him, his confidence down, his morale low.
in return for boosting pakyaw’s morale, those accompanying him got free accommodation, free tickets and paid trips.
and as good christian, pakyaw should not expect those accompanying him to pay him back by compromising their beliefs of what is right and wrong. they have already paid him back by campaigning for him, voting for him and getting him the job of being senator. a job that pays well, has many perks and last for years.
if they are also expected to back up pakyaw at all things and everything kahit labag sa conscience nila, that would be overkill, overpayment and unnecessary. and that would not be good christian principle. fair is fair: their debt to pakyaw is already paid. no need for them to overpay him. and if pakyaw is indeed a good christian, he’ll understand.
@ arc, halata naman na halos puro hakot ang mga politico na kasama sa entourage tuwing may fight si pakyaw. kaya bilang pasasalamat sa kanya the senators give him the power to “i move to kuntimp” or ” let the post vacant” kawawa naman talaga si pakyaw ilang milyones na ang nagastos nya in exchange sa ganitong powerful position in the senate. akala nya talagang magaling sya at kaya nyang alisin sa mga chairmanship ang kung sino ang gusto. ng mga anti-LP.
kagaya din ni cezar montano: One of the questionable contracts was TPB’s cash sponsorship worth P16.5 million to a company that handled the production of a rally for President Rodrigo Duterte staged Feb. 25 at the Luneta, attended by people brought in by local government units.
Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/879938/tourism-employees-file-complaint-against-cesar-montano#ixzz4bCcOV6qW
You are right to news quote that the Feb 25 Luneta rally was nothing more than just to support the Duterte administration. It was staged to counter the People Power Anniversary gathering at Edsa.
Kudos sa mga TPB whistle blowers to expose the scam, racket and corrupt behavior of the Duterte appointees in gov’t positions.
sabi ni montano, pamumulitika lang daw yan, I think, he might have been speaking for himself, dahil mamumulitika siya para kay digong, staunch supporter yan. all for you digong, and also for myself, my family and relatives, he, he, he. you’re powerful, I am powerful, that makes the two of us.
montano did not think well of whistle blowers dahil hindi raw sila nagbigay ng pangalan, like maybe, he’ll add thier names to digong’s drug list.
Popular sa kapuwa
Gallanteng Pacquiao raised the level of ‘utang na loob’ sa mga politikos na pinaboran niya.
May pakikisama, nang madaling ipadulas, maibalik ang pabor sa sandaling maniningil ng kapalit sa sandaling kailangan niya.
Pambansang Mambabatas, magulang din naman sa tamang pagkubra ng buwis.
Naihalal sa kongresso at senado dahil popular siya. Hindi dahil mahusay siya sa balagtasan, may karunungan sa batas, may alam sa ebanghelyo, galing sa hirap, kungdi bayani sa larangan ng boksing – walang katulad.
at ito pa lumaki at namaga na ang ulo:
excerpt from: Drilon wants to knock out Pacquiao’s proposed boxing commission
But Pacquiao, a world boxing champ, said he finds the efforts of the GAB lacking, considering that the board only has 154 employees and is handling 22 sports.
“It’s been a long time. I’m just waiting for the action of the GAB to make action to this very alarming — what’s happening in the boxing industry, not only in boxing pero sa combat sports,” Pacquiao said.
“And wala akong nakitang action or solution for this matter,” he added.
Pacquiao said he is “willing to fight [for] the bill” as at least two of his friends died in the boxing ring.
The said proposal seeks to “promote the safety and welfare of Filipino boxers” by implementing stricter requirement procedures for professional boxers.
“I’m a boxer. I’m an athlete, considered as combat sports. I feel and I know how hard boxing is, in training and in the preparation [for] the fight. It’s been a long time,” Pacquiao said.
– See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/603192/sports/boxing/drilon-wants-to-knock-out-pacquiao-s-proposed-boxing-commission#sthash.ugokekSt.dpuf
gustong bigyan ni pakyaw ng death penalty ang gab, he, he, he. I declare gab vacant! the organization – dead!
kung unhappy si pakyaw sa gab, why did he wait a long time to say something? why wait for gab to make action when he could have sunk his snout early on, be proactive instead of reactive and put gab into pressure. saka na lang siya kumilos after his two boxer friends died. he could not see it coming? or, maybe, if pakyaw have been sports doctor he might have been able to tell his friends were not physically ready to fight, but fought anyway because of the money.
pakyaw would declare gab vacant, null and void, so his friends and relatives can be the new sports admin. and mommy dionisia would be sports adviser.
When does common sense become uncommon?
For a boxing commission, than GAB only
Pacquiao tells Drilon: Use your common sense
Senator of Vacancies
Sen M Pacquiao often sets motions in the Senate to declare committee chairmanships to be vacant.
And other Like-minded SENse Second(s) his Motion(s).
When will Sen M Pacquiao Motion to declare the Senate vacant? Will all, many or some from his super majority Second his?
Would the over confident Senator also declare the Executive Office of the President to be vacant?
Roose common sense Why big gov’t. Go small. He is the only Octuple boxing champion that ever Cinderella danced in the ring.
That makes sense?! He says, use it.
Sen. Pacquiao now in politic is learning political corruption in in his ‘ring.’
By the time in 2022 pres’l elections he’ll be so wet i political corruptions.
With that he will lose his fame as a great boxer of all time and be known the most corrupt boxer-politic of all time!
He will have thrown away even the Bible verses he read.
The odds in politics is 10-to-10 corruption. Sigue…tuloy no!
When that comes, words of his Lord Acton regurgitates –
Didn’t he often say that he supports PDU30’s extra judicial methods in his war against ‘drugs’? … including exterminating addicts?
If you are in great popular power, you can twist pacman’s neck and tail like straws!
In numbers Ms. G Lopez will not get confirmation at CA. They are mining the CA too!
One choice only: Keep the mountains or keep the mining companies!
One has to be discarded.
I am against you, you destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,” declares the LORD. “I will stretch out my hand against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.
Has Sen. Pacquiao read this verse? Has anybody?
When Manny Pacquiao run for senate, he said he will retire from boxing. Just after being elected, he ask Sen Drilon if he can go back to boxing …
No wonder he feels that everyone is lying
more on pakyaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLAxxmOmU5c
DRILON AT PACQUIAO NAGKA-INITAN SA DEBATE SA SENADO! LATEST SENATE SESSION MARCH 14, 2017
I ugri with Sen. Pacman…yun GAB patay na!
Kaya kriit another boxing comsumisyun para sa mga boxer at kombat sporters.
I muv that Sen. Drilon be e komtink!
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Ancient Mariner says
It should be obvious to everyone that the once great Pacquiao is now no more than a glove puppet. The hand which is stick up his butt making the moves evetytime he speaks in the Senate is none other than the turncoat Peter Cayetano.
Manny Pacquiao look in the mirror and see a nobody.
fans still in awe of pakyaw have selfies with him, the way we have selfies with our own foot and posting such in the internet.
Why is Pdutz micro-managing his assistants’ decisions? Senate report on the Espinosa killing is a blatant reaction on it.
And no explanation of gross abuse of authority was given.
Is it ‘My role of law’?
The following… coming from a lawyer, ex public prosecutor, former mayor, former congressman & now the President.
A presidential cover up?
… said all along, test of grit – file a case to disbar the Lawyer President.
My exclamation !
Speaking of Sen Pacman…
During the Senate hearing, he said he did not believe Lascanas’ testimony and wanted to site Lascanas into contemp.
Pacman asked … why did Lascanas have to lie in the first hearing, Lascanas replied he was in fear for his family. Lascanas has to protect his family and coming out to protect the country. Eh si pacman? obviously he is just protecting 1 person.
Laban na ito ,,, para sa bayan or sa sariling wallet?
Ilang taon na si Manny Pacquiao ngayon?
More than half of his life he has worked himself out of poverty. Good on him.
He is now a politician, a well to do, well oiled politician.
It is fair game that he will be scrutinize and criticize in all aspects of his undertakings as a politician.
Politicians lie, all the time. If not outright, just shades to mask.
Sample. Didn’t he lie of his injury(s) when he was scheduled, to make the fight with F Mayweather happen?
His gratuities to gov’t officials (see related comment) whenever he has boxing fights in the US, his gifts and invitations were unlawfully given, offered or dangled to other serving gov’t officials. It is a culture leading to corrupt practices that solicits favors at some later time, political or not. It does has strings attached, form of lobbying for some future favors in return.
excerpt from: ROUND 2 OF BOXING COMMISSION DEBATE
Pacquiao wanted to close the interpellation if they cannot agree on the relevance of the measure. Drilon reminded Pacquiao that there is no such thing as a “closure rule.”
Drilon then asked Pacquiao why the proposed boxing commission should be under the Office of the President. Pacquiao explained that the head of the boxing commission will be a presidential appointee.
“I hope I can convince the gentleman that the mere fact that a government official is appointed by the President is not a justification for the direct supervision of the President over a commission or an agency,” Drilon said.
“I think that’s very basic,” he added.
Drilon also asked why boxing is defined as an “industry” in the bill.
When Pacquiao argued that the sport was considered a business, Drilon said: “If it’s a business, why are we using public funds for the retirement of boxers?”
Before the interpellation was suspended, Pacquiao said he hopes Drilon will not “stop” the proposal.
Drilon reminded Pacquiao that he is only one vote out of 24 senators.
“I cannot stop the measure. I can only vote,” Drilon said.
– See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/603403/news/nation/drilon-schools-pacquiao-on-very-basic-concepts#sthash.6O8OaXM7.dpuf
Compare Sen. Pacquiao’s answer:
“Manny Pacquiao admitted that he fought Floyd Mayweather with an injury after he hurt his right shoulder in training.
In his post-fight press conference, Pacquiao said he wasn’t able to do things he needed to do because of his injury.
He had his best moments in the fight in the fourth round, when he tagged Mayweather with a left straight that staggered the unbeaten American champion.
When asked why he wasn’t able to follow through, he answered: “It was because my shoulder hurt.”
Pacquiao, however, added that he didn’t want to complain and that “it was part of the game.”
With Lascanas answer that he feared for his life why he lied.
Pacquiao did not inform everybody before that fight.
Lascasnas failed to inform everybody he was lying for fear of his life.
Which LIE is justifiable? And which LIE is the baddest lie?
And here is what Floyd said of Manny:
“Floyd Mayweather appears to have accused Manny Pacquiao of making excuses after the Filipino said he was held back by a shoulder injury during their fight in Las Vegas.”
Pacquiao refuses to accept Lascanas’ excuses.
Whose ‘excuses’ are acceptable, Lascanas or that of Pacquiao?
hahaha, oo nga naman, ang mga laban daw niya ay para sa bayan? parang pwede ngang hindi paniwalaan.
sana kung para sa bayan ang laban niya, e di ang lahat ng napanalunan niya ay ibibigay niya sa bayan.
‘Sandaliiii !. . . wala akong sinabi ibibigay ko lahat ang napanalunan ko…ut of komtinxk ‘yan ! ‘
. . . e P900,000,000.00 ( Pesos ) yan!
Pacquiao gets to be the hatchet man of DU30 in the Senate and enjoys delivering the coup de grace.
. . . pag na talsu yun ulo ng hatchet sino ang tatamaan?
he he he
at nakasama lang sa last supper ni du30 kagabi ay ang lakas na ng loob na pagsabihan si drilon na use your common sense. LOL. just the video below and what’s your take?
Trajano will be Imelda, Jr.’s Alfie Anido.
It’s a sickness to be arrogant. And there is no medicine cure for it. Arrogance is not in-born but taught at early age.
When arrogance is nurtured at early stages in life it becomes a part of one’s character always at all times. Power, wealth and arrogance combined into one makes abundant defects for one.
All other characters linke compassion and forgiving are absolutely lost. To say ‘Sorry’ to others is absent absolutely. Where does one learns all these? From elders if it is found with them.
Ms. Irene Marcos, please SAY I AM SORRY for Mr. TRAJANO.
chit navarro says
was that a typographical error – Irene Marcos?
Or you really wanted to send a message? That because the older daughter does not have the guts to say “I am sorry”, the youngest one is more decent and should say so for the family?
Ms. Imee Marcos…wrong spell. Sorry so sorry.
My mea culpa. Thanks Chit Navarro.
A body formed to process compensation claims of victims of human rights abuses during the Marcos dictatorship on Saturday released a list of the names of the first 4,000 victims qualified to receive at least P20,000 each as damage payment for abuses suffered under the Marcos regime, which was put to an end by the 1986 People Power Edsa Revolution.
chit navarro says
Filipinos, WAKE UP!!!! ILOCANOS, especially!!!!
In the last election, when i was rooting and campaigning for Leni Robredo in my own small way, I got too may flaks and lost some “friends” because they were questioning my loyalty as an Ilocano… and why should I not campaign for BBM when he is the pride of Ilocandia, etc., etc., etc,
Your blog Raissa is a great source of information but it is just too small a platform to effect a change in the mindset of Filipino voters. However, if each and every reader of your blog will convince one and the power of one is in effect, then there will be a greater ripple…. To do it takes a lot of courage and conviction and strength of character…
Filipinos, in general, DO NOT HAVE that courage and conviction in the face of GOLD & GUNS & GOONS…. They would rather take the money and have one day of fun and 6 years of TYRANNY…
So many torture stories of Marcos years. I was only 12 when Martial Law was declared but our school discussed with us during History class its implications and the powers it vests on one family. All these abuses were true…sadly today these are now presented as myths and are slowly erased from the minds of people. I am amazed at the stories, coming out lately, of heroism and valiance of the oppressors during that time. Makes me wonder why I saw it differently then, my uncle too was a victim just because he sported long hair. People will believe what they like to believe…the truth cannot get in the way of a good story.
Jo Capareda says
I was there when Trajano questioned Imee of her role as Kabataang Barangay chair…
There were hundreds of us students at Mapua at that time because classes were suspended due to her speech at the gym. But we never knew then that he was killed later. Or maybe some of Trajanos classmates may have heard the news. Mapua admin never informed students of what happened.
Can you recall for us the scene when Trajano questioned Imee before the student body? HOw was she? And how was he?
And when did you find out about the death of Trajano?
And how did you feel?
Ms. Raissa, if this information might help, there was a Social Studies/Rizal subject teacher in Mapua in the 80s-90s who was a Trajano. I just forgot her full name. She was quite a celebrity in the campus as she loves to wear color coordinated clothes. I am sure she is related to Archimedes. I hope she is still around to tell her story. She would be in her 70s by now. She has a son named Allan Trajano who also graduated from Mapua sometime around the late 80s early 90s. He worked for Delbros after graduation.
Was a Mapua student at that time. The incident was kind of a suppressed one days after the incident. First heard the incident few weeks after. During our ROTC drill. I am not here to disappoint, but we openly talked about the incident. Even the story that Trajano was dragged outside. Nobody cares or only few care during those time. Marcos was popular during those years- ’75 to ’79.
Irineo B. R. Salazar says
exactly. few cared. Just like today.
“e bakit kasi pakontra-kontra! Sino ba siya?” would be the mindset… a mindset that also respects the powerful – and using their “right to kill”.
m. angela says
Nabahala ako noon… Bata pa ako. Archimedes Trajano. Thank you for the reminder. Never again.