By Raïssa Robles
The most dramatic thing I expected to happen this morning was that the Supreme Court would stop the Senate hearing where I was invited to appear as a resource person to talk about “conflict of interest” in government.
I was wrong.
Soon after I got there, I received this message from my hubby Alan:
“Duterte just revoked presidential pardon of Trillanes
Senator Antonio Trillanes, a failed coup plotter who was jailed for years then given a presidential pardon, was to conduct this morning’s hearing.
If his presidential pardon had been revoked, does that mean he would be arrested? Would he continue with this morning’s hearing, which Solicitor General Jose Calida had earlier tried to stop on the ground that it would invade his privacy.
You see, the hearing was originally supposed to investigate the government contracts of Calida’s private security agency. I happened to have written two blog posts on this topic.
And so I tweeted this –
Mhere at a Senate hearing. Invited to Senator Trillanes’s hearing as resource person. Is it his last one? Since Duterte just revoked presidential pardon of Trillianes. Abangan. pic.twitter.com/n9FimbNhqz
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) September 4, 2018
A roomful of men and women waited for Trillanes to appear. Waited to see what he would do. Would he flee? About an hour later –
Sen Trillanes has arrived at the session hall. Whwn I asked him if he was about to be arrested, he gave me a half smile.
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) September 4, 2018
It was the second time for me to see him face-to-face. The first time was when I was invited to appear as a resource person in another Senate investigation to probe the alleged hidden wealth of then Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Considering what had just happened to him, Trillanes walked like a man just strolling in a park. His face looked a bit sad, though, and he had eye bags. And so I tweeted –
For someone abt to be arrested Sen. Trillanes is Mr. Cool. Frankly, I dont know why I was “invited” to the hearing to discuss the proposed amendment to the Code of Conduct and Ethics for public officials and employees#JustAJourno pic.twitter.com/iBYmxIX2FD
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) September 4, 2018
I noticed, though, that Senator Trillanes was not as thorough as former Senator Alan Peter Cayetano in coordinating with resource persons who are invited. When I appeared in a joint hearing of Senators Cayetano and Trillanes four years ago, the chief-of-staff of Cayetano met with me beforehand in order to assess the basis of what I wrote in my blog.
Still, I appreciated the fact the Sen.Trillanes did not scrap the hearing altogether. He found a way to continue with it by turning the investigation on Calida into a deliberation of a proposed amendment to the Code of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees.
It turned out later that most of the arresting officers cooled their heels outside the Senate, waiting for the hearing to end:
Elements of the PNP CIDG waiting outside the Senate building to arrest Sen. Trillanes. pic.twitter.com/1WJURC78kR
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) September 4, 2018
The government of President Rodrigo Duterte was not able to arrest Trillanes today.
Could the attempt to arrest Trillanes have been timed in order to stop today’s Senate hearing which would touch on SolGen Calida’s conflict of interest issue? Because Calida was unable to get the Supreme Court to stop Trillanes from proceeeding.
In any case, this is the statement I made during the Senate hearing, regarding “conflict of interest” and the issue involving Calida and his security agency:
Senator Antonio Trillanes, chairman of the Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, Senator Risa Hontiveros –
I was invited to attend today’s hearing, as a journalist and resource person. And so I will be sharing my views as a journalist. Frankly, I don’t even know why I’m here. I was assured by a Presidential Communications Office official that nobody reads my blog.
In 1989—twenty-nine years ago—I witnessed the making of a ground- breaking law. One that lawmakers thought would curb corruption.
They had no illusions about cutting corruption down to zero, as one top government official insists today that he could. They just wanted to reduce it drastically. And punish those who violated the law.
The country was then coming out of the most corrupt regime in the Philippines. The regime had left the government bankrupt and most Filipinos very poor.
And so lawmakers made a law, Republic Act 6713, called an Act Establishing a Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, to address this twin problem.
Our history has demonstrated to us so dramatically and painfully that Corruption keeps most Filipinos poor. What should go to the citizens is often diverted to the pockets of a few politicians and their crony businessmen.
Has RA 6713 made a difference? The results are mixed.
No less than a sitting President was convicted for violating RA 6713 and a sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was impeached. Ironically, President Joseph Estrada was among those who signed RA 6713 into law.
Today, removing public officials for violating this law has become more frequent, even routine.
However, RA 6713 has gaps that clever officials have exploited.
One of those gaps is the definition of “conflict of interest”.
Another gap is something I have long hoped that lawmakers would plug. So I am taking this opportunity. RA 6713 punishes both private citizens who bribe officials and officials who accept bribes. But we have no law punishing public officials who bribe media men, especially with state funds. Such transactions put journalists in a conflict of interest situation.
Time and again, lists of newsmen on the payroll of public officials have surfaced. But the officials cannot be charged, nor can newsmen complain, because there is no law against it.
Anyway, I thought I would mention this as something I hope lawmakers would think about.
Now, back to the “conflict of interest” provision of RA 6713.
The present provision defines “conflict of interest” this way –
Section 3. Definition of Terms. – As used in this Act, the term:
(i) “Conflict of interest” arises when a public official or employee is a member of a board, an officer, or a substantial stockholder of a private corporation or owner or has a substantial interest in a business, and the interest of such corporation or business, or his rights or duties therein, may be opposed to or affected by the faithful performance of official duty.
Mr. Chairman, you propose to add the following sentence to this subsection:
Exerting undue influence in government dealings for one’s benefit or personal gain is also considered conflict of interest.
Mr Chairman, when I was initially invited to appear before this Committee the thrust was to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the conflict of interest of Solicitor General Jose Calida, arising from security service contracts between national government agencies and Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency, Inc., which Calida continues to own and control, although his son is now the CEO.
Among the clients of Vigilant are—The National Economic Development Authority; National Anti-Poverty Commission; Department of Justice; National Parks Development Committee; Department of Justice; House of Representatives; Pagcor; and National Electrification Administration.
These companies awarded Vigilant 14 government contracts worth a total of P261 million in just one and a half years.
By contrast, before Duterte’s election, it took the company 10 years to gross P134 million, while Calida, now the SolGen, was running the agency.
TEN YEARS, as opposed to one and a half years under his CEO son.
Maybe his son is a much better CEO? Or was there something else that changed?
The only thing that changed was that Calida was back in a government post. But this time he had the ear of no less than the President, who is also a personal friend.
Did that count?
Yesterday, I tried asking Liza Masa, the newly-resigned chair of the National Anti-Poverty Commission, two questions. One – When Liza Masa signed the contract to engage Vigilant as the Commission’s security agency starting this January, did she know that Calida was behind it or owned it? TWO – If she knew, why did she sign the contract?
Just by way of background, Vigilant was already the security agency at the Commission before Masa took over.
Ms. Liza Masa gave me this statement as her reply:
“There was already a bidding process before my time. The recommendation is to continue the contract renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance in the agency.”
Notice she did not answer my question whether she knew Calida was behind the agency or still owned it. Perhaps she might answer you if you subpoena her, Mr. Chairman.
Two months ago, I wrote on my blog that 6 of the 14 government contracts—worth P61 million—that SolGen Calida’s security agency signed very likely put him in a direct & continuing conflict of interest.
Because if there’s any problem with these contracts, if there’s any problem with the security agency, guess who the government lawyer is who will handle it? That’s right. The Solicitor General.
These contracts have the Office of the SolGen as the standby lawyer should any conflict arise between the government agency contractor and Calida’s security agency. The other eight contracts of Vigilant were with government-owned-and-controlled corporations and the House of Representatives. GOCCs have the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel as its standby lawyer in contract disputes. Not the OSG. Well, the House is full of lawyers so they don’t need outside help.
When I reread Chairman Trillanes’ Senate resolution on the original investigation of this committee, however, I realized that SolGen Calida is in a direct and continuing conflict of interest with not just six but with all 14 government contracts signed by Vigilant starting July 2016 when Calida became the SolGen.
I did not realize that until I had read the Senate Resolution.
Coincidentally, it was SolGen Calida who placed himself in this direct and continuing conflict of interest situation by filing and THEN WINNING the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Let me explain this, and how this now ties in with Senator Trillanes’ proposed amendment of RA 6713, which has never been amended before.
The chairman of this Committee has proposed adding that “exerting undue influence in government dealings for one’s benefit or personal gain” should be considered conflict of interest.
What does “undue influence” mean?
The word “undue” is used three times in RA 6713. Section 4 discourages all government officials from giving the “wrong perceptions of their roles as dispensers of undue patronage.”
Section 4 also cautions them to “not dispense or extend undue favors on account of their office” to their relatives.
And Section 7 lists the giving of “undue advantage to anyone” as a prohibited act. But nowhere does the law use the phrase “undue influence”.
Still, the phrase is well established in Philippine jurisprudence, but only in cases involving last wills and testaments of a testator or someone whose property is being transmitted through a last will and testament.
Let me just read out to you two definitions of “undue influence” established through court decisions. I’m taking these from the Philippine Law Dictionary of the late Court of Appeals Justice Federico Moreno.
In the case of Adojado v. Boncalos, “undue influence connotes the idea of coercion by virtue of which the judgment of the testator [or person writing out his will] is displaced and he is induced to do that which he otherwise would not have done.”
The case of Abad Santos v. Abad Santos elaborates that undue influence “must in some measure destroy the free agency of the testator and interfere with the exercise of that independent discretion which the law requires the testator to possess as essential to a valid testamentary disposition.”
Now just substitute the word “government official” for “testator” and you see that the same meaning can be used to help define “undue influence” by a public official.
In the case of the Solicitor General—and I am referring to anyone who occupies this post – “undue influence” acquired a special meaning after SolGen Calida won the quo warranto case against Sereno.
The Supreme Court decision on quo warranto recognized that—and I quote – “the Solicitor General has a prerogative in the institution of an action for quo warranto….”
But the Court hastened “to dissuade and allay the fear that a ruling on the availability of quo warranto would allow the Solicitor General to ‘wield a sword over our collective heads…”
Nevertheless, the SolGen can wield that power against any government official.
Just as the Office of the President has been used to accumulate ill-gotten wealth, it is not beyond imagination to have a solicitor general—and I’m not referring specifically to SolGen Calida—who might use the power of quo warranto for selfish ends.
Because of this vast power, I submit, Mr. Chairman, that whoever occupies the post of Solicitor General has the potential of asserting “undue influence”. And when it is done for personal gain, it falls within the ambit of “conflict of interest”.
And how does one establish personal gain? When a public official, most especially a SolGen and/or together with his family, own 51% of a company which lands a government contract in any agency.
Now, it’s Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. The Senate
Cmttee hearing on conflict of interest have
A respite for SG Calida, bright mind acc
to Duterte, who did the research on Sen.
Trillanes IV’s flaw in his amnesty. SG Calida is
now powerful with power not even the
president can stop as he has to enforce
Sen. Trillanes is under siege holed up at
the Senate. The tables have been reversed.
Is that hearing permanently stopped or what?
Can’t the Cmtte proceed? If it can then by all
means do. Use Senate Committee’s powers too.
Try SG Calida to answer before it. If he refuses
cite him in contempt. Detain him likewise. There
will be two of them in the custody by the Senate.
Sleep side-by-side on 1 Sofa each.
Who blinks, winner take all.
The ‘right to privacy’ is a constitutional right.
When one gets an ‘amnesty’ from the State
for crimes committed and enjoys his freedom
for years in and out, does that freedom already
for part of one’s ‘right to privacy’?
In this case in 1967, the SC said:
. . . ‘The ignoble shortcut to conviction left open to the State tends to destroy the entire system of constitutional restraints on which the liberties of the people rest. Having once recognized that the right to privacy embodied in the Fourth Amendment is enforceable against the States, and that the right to be secure against rude invasions of privacy by state officers is, therefore constitutional in origin, we can no longer permit that right to remain an empty promise. Because it is enforceable in the same manner and to like effect as other basic rights secured by its Due Process Clause, we can no longer permit it to be revocable at the whim of any police officer who, in the name of law enforcement itself, chooses to suspend its enjoyment. Our decision, founded on reason and truth, gives to the individual no more than that which the Constitution guarantees him to the police officer no less than that to which honest law enforcement is entitled, and, to the courts, that judicial integrity so necessary in the true administration of justice. (emphasis ours.)’ [underscore by leona]
Granting amnesty have ripened to
part of right to privacy – for years.
Can such be touched to revoke
or declare it void after having been
recognized for years by State
and Society, or to suspend its
Can a judge proceed on the fishing
evidence of the commission of a crimes by
law enforcers and agencies of the State,
that such crimes have already been erased
G.R. No. L-19550 June 19, 1967
HARRY S. STONEHILL, ROBERT P. BROOKS, JOHN J. BROOKS and KARL BECK, petitioners,
HON. JOSE W. DIOKNO, in his capacity as SECRETARY OF JUSTICE; JOSE LUKBAN, in his capacity as Acting Director, National Bureau of Investigation; SPECIAL PROSECUTORS PEDRO D. CENZON, EFREN I. PLANA and MANUEL VILLAREAL, JR. and ASST. FISCAL MANASES G. REYES; JUDGE AMADO ROAN, Municipal Court of Manila; JUDGE ROMAN CANSINO, Municipal Court of Manila; JUDGE HERMOGENES CALUAG, Court of First Instance of Rizal-Quezon City Branch, and JUDGE DAMIAN JIMENEZ, Municipal Court of Quezon City, respondents.
invasion of privacy, breach of privacy, may collusion po yan at may concerted efforts from parties involved: the one breaching or invading, and the one allowing the breacher access. two parties: calida and the military in joint effort, the military acquiescing to calida. kaso, duterte sinabi na si doj chief guevarra ang officer in charge in his absence. duterte did not appoint calisa as such. but calida bypassed guevarra at dumiretso sa military.
as solgen, it’s apparent calida used undue influence and exerted the necessary effort to affect a fast and quick resolution, guevarra can only play catch up. tulog sa trabaho.
My comment was buried in another article of Raissa ….
but I think that it may be relevant to be on the safe side and be weary of the enemy planted within if I may say directly from the employees deployed precisely by Calida’s Investigative Agency. Why does he know and secure so fast info, messages, confidential communication between govt agencies? It’s because he is the watcher, keeper and the lawyer of perceived threat from anti/pro . He can even order hiding, burning and make documents invisible.His business should be given also a TRO BECAUSE OF THIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST and also sowing CONFLICT BETWEEN AGENCIES.
That’s why he is called the Solicit-or General. Watcher of all things, owner, shareholder and stakeholder .Eyes and ears of the Destroyer with due influence.
This investigative business of Calida’s agency would also open up Pandora’s box, many can of worms , and of course, his unlawful ways and means to employ and deploy security guards and more into the sensitive government agencies and looked up, read and scrutinized sensitive information in the guise of innocent employment that his security business is supposedly protecting, investigating and guarding all govt offices as they’re rolled into one guarding, securing and lawyering.
In short, his business became a legitimate eyes and ears for clandestine operations depending whom the information is favorable for.
Imagine the confidential communications, notes, messages and information that they are allowed to see in the course of their work and supposedly privy to, that they are not supposed to be sharing to the other different agencies. It could have exposed the government officials esp. the opposition to a potential sabotage and preemptive strike from those with malicious plans and thwart any operation.
We may call it legal spying, and plain espionage within. From my beautiful criminal mind …
netty. . . meaning is: there is already now
a GESTAPO< or KGB or
CIA or MI5 or
MOSSAD in ‘Pinas midst!
In Red China? – Central Security Bureau
of the Communist Party of China othrewise
can be called Old Man and the Shit
It has another – Ministry of State Security (MSS).
Another is The Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the PLA
Another one The Technical Surveillance Department of the General Staff of the PLA
Also The Liaison Department of the People’s Liberation Army General Political Department
Plus The Guard Department of the PLA General Political Department
As these intelligence agencies are overlapped in many functions and they used to fight for the party leaders’ favors from time to time, which resulted in severe political damages under certain circumstances, after Xi Jinping took the helm, he established the National Security Commission of the CCP.
So, we have maybe now add the SG Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency, Inc.
How to know ours above? Please read netty’s elaboration on it above.
Why not, Leona? Anything is possible under the sun of Dutz admin, beware!
I found this on their FB page.. warning most govt agencies about persons under video surveillance,,, how’s that!
And this was Liza Maza’s letter urging Mrs, Calida to submit some forms to the bids and awards committee.. IS THIS BIDDING EVEN LEGITIMATE IF THEY ARE the “sole monopoly owner ” of such friendly security agency to the office of the president..
In this Adm PDutz & Co. making the
impossible into possible.
There is this site relevant to this
issue – A Law Each Day (Keeps trouble away): –
saying: ‘It also reveals that there is some semblance of truth to the charges leveled by Trillanes against Duterte especially his hidden and unexplained wealth in the banks as well as the involvement of members of his family in the illegal importation of P6.8 billion of shabu.’ AND
‘It is not likewise far fetch that Solicitor General Jose Calida was behind the issuance of this proclamation. Its features bear so much resemblance to the Quo Warranto initiated by Calida against Sereno whose appointment as Chief Justice was also declared void ab initio because it lacks the necessary requirements for its validity, particularly the filing of the Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SALNs). This observation has some semblance of truth because Trillanes now is in the midst of probing the contracts entered into by the security agencies of Calida and his family with the present administration.’
The publisher is also a lawyer who writes
interesting points about law.
to make the impossible, possible, duterte has help a plenty! people with vested interests are putting their hands up, have put their hands up. helping duterte and at the same time, helping themselves as well. so many helpers! memo of understanding, help one another and get richer together. consequence? damn consequence! they’ll party today and enjoy today like there’s no tomorrow.
This is my very first to read like hearing it –
‘“ There will be no corruption. There will be no harassment,” the President said.”
during ‘the ceremonial exchange of business agreements between the Philippines and Israel at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on September 4, 2018’
Corruption is conceived instantly like
a human [ and other animals ] being
but is born very much faster than nine months
up to delivery time.
Once born corruption grows up very fast too.
Into very fast maturity corruption never gets old like
As corruption grows it creates a likeness at an
alarming speed. It spreads everywhere.
It infects too. Like Cancer, feed it with bloody meat
to eat it resists all medications.
There will be no corruption? But harassment is one
food for corruption. Where does it start?
Where there is money present. Present where?
In investments. Businesses. Transactions. Agreements.
Name it, it smells it.
How does one stop it? No one can stop it. Never!
So, what should a leader do? A leader should tell
everybody there will be no corruption and harassment.
action speak louder than words and duterte’s actions betrayed his own words.
he cannot see corruptions because of his proximity! he’s too close to it and his clarity is tainted, his mind clouded and his vision fuzzy wuzzy. his son is drug lord, dabaw is rape capital, and his appointees are self serving bastards, he, he, he, instructed only to do what is right. and that’s about it, appointees are left to do their own thing. all the time telling duterte they’re doing the right thing and duterte believed them, 100 per cent. uto uto.
moaned duterte, filipinos are hard to please! he cannot focus kasi, cant identify the trees from the forest. he should just resign and leave the governing to others. his job is not to please but to do oversee the welfare of the people, and since he’d been killing people instead of overseeing their welfare, starving them, and revoking amnesty which may lead to more amnesty being revoked, it’s no wonder filipinos are hard to please.
giving cell phones ang money dont solve problems, duterte must realize it now. giving heaps of medal and more cell phones and bigger amount of money, still did not solve problems, duterte surely must have realized that now. and yet duterte stayed on square one, cannot proceed to square two. roque tells him, stay on square one, we’re most comfortable in square one! dont go to square two, way out of your league yang square two. just continue giving cell phones and money . . . and let’s travel overseas, he, he, he.
the more duterte travel oveseas, big entourage on tow, the more problems persist, the higher the cost of living and the more dissatisfied the pinoys. kaya, survey is duterte’s main consolation, his trolls manipulating the surveys, he, he, he. trollops!
duterte offered corruption free business environment to israelis like the jews are slow to comprehend what is actually going on in pinas! maybe that’s why foreign business are timid and shying away from doing business with pinas, dahil corrupt free ang environment, and the president is insane, he, he, he. china lang ang interested to do business with pinas, the chinese are better at corruption than pinoys!
with flooding more often, traffic in gridlock, filipinos mired in poverty that crime is now the livelihood of many, inflation is higher than normal and like duterte who can solve drug problems in 3 months, arroyo now offered to solve inflation in just 3 months too.
corruption free business environment, dapat nuon pa yan, not offered only now. economic history could have backed up duterte, instead of being contradicting him, no leg to stand on tuloy siya.
these days pinas is not good for business, no rule of law kasi,thanks mostly to duterte. lahat iniimbento, laws are made into outlaws! honest citizens are send to jail. killers are roaming here there and everywhere, killing as ordered. priests being killed, mayors, konsehales and suspects are shot at close range. chaos na ang peace and order.
IS IT THEIR WAY OF COPING?
It’s okay with me if I will look foolish as events unfold to the contrary or if someone points out a loophole in my thinking. That’s fine. But follow this train of thought with me.
It just occurred to me that could it be possible that this terrible incompetence we are seeing from the DND and DOJ re Trillanes’ amnesty revocation be their way of coping with an illegal and immoral order from Malacanang? Is it their way of saying ” I am trapped here and this is the only way I can deal with this without incurring the wrath of the Palace.”?
They could be saying: ” I know that order from Malacanang is illegal, has no basis, and is immoral. But if I refuse to carry it out, that is insubordination and (in the case of Col Edgar Arevalo and Lt ColThea Andrade) put us into court-martial.”
“So we will do this as sloppily as we can, to the point of looking stupid, incompetent and foolish in the hope that the public figures it out that we do not want to be part of it.”
Plausible? Consider the ff:
1. There are not many Filipino bureaucrats who have the moral fiber of a Jim Comey or a Bob Mueller who will stand up to a sitting President. The Filipino mindset is one of subservience, cowing in fear, a meek subordinate caring only for his salary and pension. Rare is the Filipino bureaucrat who will stand on principle! There aren’t too many Filipinos who have the background of US State Department bureaucrats – Georgetown graduates, blue-bloods who just love foreign policy. They can afford to disobey Trump. But here? Lastly, not everyone here can write an op-ed in the New York Times confessing that they are thwarting Trump behind his back. Or is there?
2. The average Filipino bureaucrat is always just a few paychecks from the poverty line. Losing one’s job and pension, in a time of high inflation is very scary.
3. This display of obvious stupidity – like Albayalde’s yo-yo on crime data in Naga – first he says the correct thing, then adjusts it to fit Malacanang’s tone but misreads the data blatantly, then comes back and corrects himself again – has occurred on more than a few occasions now. Lorenzana seems to do the same thing- say the principled thing, then reverse, then say the right thing again.
4. The economic secretaries have more freedom to speak their mind because if you look at their SALNs they are multimillionaires. And Duterte really doesn’t understand economics. (although Pernia tries to ingratiate himself by saying “ this inflation is normal and acceptable” recently.)
Now don’t misread me as arguing that these people are on the side of angels – far from it – but they could be trapped in this dangerous game and this is the only way they know on how to deal with it.
P.S. The incompetence of PCOO , NFA, DA and Mocha is a different thing. That is REAL incompetence. :)
incompetence and encouraged to be incompetent and paid to be incompetent. may sweldo sila buwan-buwan, above average na sweldo, gotta spend more to attract the best and brightest, and if best and brightest want to hang on to their jobs, they’ll do as ordered, and remained incompetent, exact reflection of the man at the top, he, he, he.
and in their droves sumadsad at isinadsad ang bayan, do the right thing, that’s the order we heard, god knows what kind of order they heard behind close doors.
do the right thing, pang epal lang yan to make them look good to us all. doers of right things, then why in the name of the blighted durian are they doing the wrong things? arresting without warrant, milituta and polistuta so willing to recieve cellphones and medals and whatever bonus from duterte that them milituta at polistuta impinge the rule of law and trample the rights of private citizens. there is money to be made in being bent, no holds barred na sila, full on na.
ang taas tuloy ang inflation natin, more money going out (being spent), less money coming in and mostly from ofws na lang. pinas peso is now the weakest currency in south east asia, and yet duterte blamed trump for our inflation. para bang duterte is asking trump that ofws in america be paid less, that should curved inflation, lol!
and foreign investors are investing elsewhere, pinas is bypassed. money managers ni duterte are like blood suckers sucking the life blood of the nation. maybe they can fool duterte, but not foreign investors. our economic future is bleak.
duterte is the most traveled president, casting his net far and wide in the hope of catching economic manna, and caught only headache and inflation, adding more sufferings to his own people and impoverishing even more.
duterte should clean pinas first before ‘selling’ pinas to the world.
is this their way of coping? tanong po ni andrewlim8. sagot ko po, not ways of coping nila yan, ways of lining their own pockets and securing their future, grab money now for tomorrow it’s bust.
pinas is 3rd world country, pretending to be like estados unidos na 1st world country, richer and have more. and like any 3rd world country, pinas has all the accompanying problems, bureaucrats and public servants barely trusted. making them honest is mammoth task. noticed how well educated pinoys, graduate of top colleges overseas, once back home in pinas, back to the old ways sila and perpetuating old and rotten tradition of their forefathers. family matters.
joke ito, why are so many people helping duterte?
answer, duterte is their cash machine, their ATM, and their cellphone provider.
why are people willling tell lies for duterte?
answer, it’s lucrative to tell lies for duterte and even more lucrative to agree with him. and if you’re lucky, you got to travel overseas with him as part of his entourage and your pension is secure.
unless the next president, the one that comes after duterte, revokes it all!
he, he, he.
noticed too how many clapped and cheered duterte sa speeches niya both in pinas and abroad? people from business chambers of commerce in makati and elsewhere, hala palakpakan sila, overseas din, hala palakpakan, akala ko tuloy messiah si duterte.
and yet, here’s the but: why are there so few investors investing in pinas? they way these investors palakpak, pinas should be overflowing with investors by now, busting to the seams with investors all with money to spend, eager to be friends with duterte, instead nilangaw ang pinas.
Senator Antonio F. Trillanes, IV is Chair of the Philippine Senate Civil Service and Government Reorganization Committee.
As chair, he should seriously consider opening up, conduct and investigate the recent attempt by PRRD (by PD) to incarcerate him. Summon all active gov’t officials, to include the DOJ, PNP, AFP-DND officials, who are continuing to implement an unconstitutional PD-Order to arrest him.
The Lower House has spoken, his Senate colleagues has spoken – its high time for him to assert his rights and authority as a Chairman of a Senate Committee.
He recently conducted a committee hearing on the OSG Calida’s ‘conflict of interest’ with his private business interests and as a gov’t official (e.g. current Gov’t Solicitor General, at the same time the President & Contact Person of a private security agency). As the Chair’s proponent step in aid of legislation, he should all the more to invite/summon the SG to attend the face-off hearing since SG Calida was quoted recently saying ‘… I won’t be bullied … I won’t allow you to bully me.’
SG Calida, thru his agency(s), spearheaded an ‘enquiry’ into Trillanes’ ‘missing’ Amnesty Documents.
missing, uncompliant Same modus operandi as SG’s quo warranto approach to dethrone CJ Sereno, unconstitutional!
SG Calida was quoted recently saying ‘… I won’t be bullied … I won’t allow you to bully me.
He is referring to Sen. Trilla, isn’t he?
SG Calida is AFRAID. There is no quo warranto
in the Senate. It’s a warranty he’ll be Quoed there!
Thus, ginulo nya muna ang conflict of interests
He believes he has reached the high peak not
to be questioned on his conflict of interests as
he knows he will be destroyed there.
The most he can put up is: I refuse to answer
that question to be repeated throughout.
On Sep 3, 2018-
WATCH: SolGen Calida to Sen. Trillanes: “Hindi ako magpapa-bully sa’yo”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdUpEsvhhtE
Suntok sa buwan?
@leona, matanong lang. magaling ka sa law research. heh he heh
Is there a law already that requires gov’t depts and agencies to digitize gov’t officials’ and employees’ employment records? Including their SALNs, … relevant employment history (CVs, Certificates, promotions), separation, resignation, retirement, discharge papers, amnesty (where applicable)?
Wouldn’t it be a suitable or appropriate move for Sen Trillanes to introduce, author a legislative bill to digitize (scan, store, archive) these documents in a centralize gov’t data/repository bank).
Using Sereno-Trillanes case saga, just as long as there are rogue gov’t officials that seek to bedevil, exploit and manipulate these for political ulterior agendas, these info are to safeguard all original records in digital form (pdf pw readonly attributes) … to maintain its sanctity… for probity checks… available only thru secured access … with special authorizations … with printouts bearing gov’t stamps/seal as certified copies of the original.
Senator Antonio F. Trillanes, IV who is Chair of the Philippine Senate Civil Service and Government Reorganization Committee can do a parallel probe, for in aid of a legislative bill that he can author … or seek to amend an existing law … to expand the functions of an existing gov’t bureau (e.g. PSA).
Mel . . .To digitize bla bla? I do not know but there is to KEEP records is R.A. No. 9470
signed by Pres. Arroyo on May 21, 2007.
Sen. Trilla can propose to amend this
law and have it digitize. Microfilm is also.
There is a website Google which says
gov’t agencies DO digitize:
“Many Government Agencies are currently digitizing official records by using scanning technologies. Typically the records created and captured by imaging are managed using a database or an Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS).” One can check further on it.
Kumpleto ka sa rekado @leona. heh he heh.
in a nutshell for digitization … ‘in-house’ manual scanning (per dep’t, agency [secretariat, HRM]) pupuwede nah, EOY lang naman. pipitchuging brother printer/scanner (multipurpose) that comes with its supplied software for scanning files … transmit pdf file format by email, or intranet or use ftp for upload to a dedicated PSA server (por halimbawa) for data bank/repository archiving. Using mnemonic coding for file index management … for technical & mechanics – TESDA may assist the Programme Director to implement The Law or EO. Authorized Client access can use freebie Windows Explorer to access a secured network drive to search & retrieve pdf files of any stored record(s). Ang Gist? It wouldn’t cost tens or hundreds of millions of pesos, using existing ICT now common in all gov’t offices countrywide. No need for third party service providers.
Alejano wants probe on ‘flawed’ record-keeping of DND | Inquirer News, http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1029591/alejano-wants-probe-on-flawed-record-keeping-of-dnd
Mel, any high tech implementation is useless if the humans keeping the tech is flawed and malicious.
Archives are being used but arson is the mode.
Tingnan mo si Tita Nanie, di pa mahanap… so with Peter Lim
And yong tattoo ni POLONG hindi makita ng laser eyes ng mga pinoy kasi nga nakatutok sa i-pepe idede ni Mocha.
Originals are still with originator, requestor – a copy of originals in digital format at a secured data bank (e.g. icloud), that no one would really know except database keeper.
Duterte: If I fail to fulfill my promises, Sara can do it , https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/09/08/1849767/duterte-if-i-fail-fulfill-my-promises-sara-can-do-it
Or buy two, with a discount?
Fill in the blanks –
sara is already sadsad, she is committed to mocha now, both are traveling companions na ni digong, sharing rides, center stage and all. except maybe sara cannot do pepe and dede dance dahil ang taba! and her legs are like tree trunks! ops, begging your pardon po, must be the bokboks I ate!
eating rice or mais passed their use by date and already infested with bokboks and then fumigated to kill bokboks does not make rice o mais fresh, lagpas sa use by date pa rin ang mga iyan. usually they’re given to pigs to eat, and now, people are eating what are for pigs! galing ng gobyerno natin, feeding people with pig food.
and health sec doque is quiet when he should be talking about harm done to health. fumigated bokboks might be dead but their excrement o tae of said bokboks are still there, eaten and cook, smell is awful. usually, tae ng bokbok like tae ng manok o tae ng kabayo makes for good fertilizer, but eaten by humans?
people, please lang po, wear mask when washing bokbok infested rice na fumigated. not good to langhap dust of said rice na may airborne microscopic particles of tae ng bokbok, might give one lung disease like mesothelioma.
One can go to these website selection
besides MERRIT SCANNING I gave here,
Repeating this website
RA No. 9470 is our law
on records keeping
but not digitize.
uhm, the bank kahit digitalized na mostly ang bank transactions with internet banking and so on, may lusot pa rin ang mga salarin, may computer glitch kuno, and money went missing! scammed.
digitalizing govt records is superb concept, though we should be aware that there are breaches time and again, there are security concerns and data could well be cyber attacked, highjacked and held for ransom. often, data can be recovered if big sums of money is paid to cyber attackers. and some of these cyber hacks are from overseas, mostly china and russia.
Hmmm. Didn’t know this kind of service existed.
If I may, this is one piece that has been overlooked, and no one seems to be zeroing on it. I haven’t read any article or opinions on this yet.
SG Calida initiated the ‘research’ into Sen Trillanes’ amnesty paperwork. DND Sec Lorenzana gave permission to SG Calida’s request to access Sen Trillanes’ personnel records (incl amnesty/discharge) held in his dept.
Why didn’t the DND Sec or thru his departmental staff logged the documents that SG Calida or his representatives accessed, researched or may have taken from his dept.?
What is the nature of the DND Secretary’s permission, does it include ‘taking’ or ‘removing’ some or all from the DND custody?
Catalog or Index File
Normally, there is a log file (e.g. Index folder … of cards) that exists in a department that lists (names, summaries) of what documents it has in its custody. People (e.g. researchers) usually access first this index file/folder … to look for a name of interest, from a name that leads to another index file that list its profile notes/summaries, personnel files/history and all necessary documents (amnesty supporting docs in Sen Trilla’s case) are then to be found in a box or folders in a binder whose contents make up a complete employment and service history of a personnel.
According to the DND spokesperson at the time of the first media interview, they still couldn’t find all (complete) documents, including a particular document that bears Sen Trillanes’ application for amnesty.
Apparently that ‘application for amnesty’ is what the SG capitalize on … for PRRD to sign on that controversial proclamation.
Was it first discovered missing AFTER the SG or his representatives finished with their ‘work’?
Was the DND personnel directly responsible for those documents remiss (lack of safeguarding) in so far as entrusting Sen Trillanes’ records/documents to the care of SG or his representatives? Upon access, handling and for how long? Who wouldn’t suspect the SG or his representatives may have taken, misplaced or ‘lost’ some of Sen Trillanes’ records … during & at the time of their care?
IF the SG or his representatives took some documents, did they signed off, filed it in a report or declared it to the DND records custodian?
PRRD’s authoritarian proclamation became public only days before, or on the day when Sen Trillanes’ Senate Committee hearing that included multi million gov’t contracts with the SG’s private security business.
Since when should an Original copy of an Office Copy Only be supplied to an applicant as a standard office procedure? Who says it is a constitutional rule that an amnesty applicant be supplied, be furnished with an Original copy of his initial application? Is there a jurisprudence at hand that it is a for Amnesty applicants or beneficiaries, or rejects? … how often does the gov’t hand out Amnesties to begin with?
A different kind of infidelity is a crime punishable in the PH law,
— To warrant a finding of guilt of infidelity in the custody of public documents, it is not necessary that the act of removal must be coupled with proof of intention to conceal. The law punishes “any public officer who shall remove, destroy or conceal documents or papers officially entrusted to him.” (Art.
G.R. No. L-48398 – LawPhil
WATCH: Sen Trillanes gives press conference day after arrest | 26 September 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jik7ltYKFkk
Sen Trillanes, mas matinag ang talumpati at paninindigan mo dito.
iPaulit-ulit mo ang mga puntos para magregister sa mga kukote ninuman! Cognitive dissonant, may kahinaan at hindi ma ‘picture’ kasi ng mas nakararami. Pati sa radyo, telebisyon – nakaligtaan ng mga mang-mang ang napakasimpleng kinakailangan maintindihan MUNA.
Paki haba-habaan ang pasensiya mo sa mga esplika ng mga puno’t dulo ng mga kadahilanan… para maintindihan ng mas nakararami.
Common sense is not that common.
trillanes is man of action, not man of words yata siya. baka kailangan niya ng spokesman, dyahi naman if lahat gawa niya: one man show, director, actor, scrlpt writer, speaker, publicist, victim, martyr, harassed na po siya.
trillanes needs to recuperate, there are only so many things he can do. sure he can do pushup rather than dakdak, talking is not his strong point, hindi po siya cicero and I say, trillanes has done his best.
it’s others turn now po to pick up where trillanes has left off. one man lang po si trillanes, give him a break po. let him mourn what he has lost and let him grieve the death of democracy that makati trial court br148 has imposed on him and on us all. democracy is well and truly dead and makati regional trial court has confirmed it and made it official.
the stupid bayan can survive without trillanes. our cemetery is already full of dead heroes. they burned out before their time, their lives snuffed before their time, leaving their widows and children to fend for themselves, defenseless and easy pickings of barumbados around.
god speed, trillanes. I think we should not begruded trillanes a time off. and if trillanes is short of words and cannot find the correct words that pleased everybody, some of us should step in and speak on his behalf.
anyhow, it’s not really those na may mga kahinahan sa isip, mga tanga, the uneducated at mga tambays that should listen to trillanes tire himself with endless talks. they’re just as powerless and helpless as the next person.
it’s those in power, the bigwigs in the higher echelons, the politicians in their offices, the judges and lawyers in the courts of law, the news makers, journalists, opinion makers and other personalities that hype up mass media, they’re the ones that understood very well and yet play deaf and dumb to trillanes’ pleadings. though there are those in the higher echelons that listen to trillanes and doubted what some of their counterparts are doing.
at kung ako lang po, I would not worry too much about the mang-mangs, they’re just whipping boys blamed for everything, and certainly not the ones banging the gavel.
pardon po, if I am being brash, bisaya kasi ako.
yong other lengthy comment ko po ay nawala.
god of cyber space, will you please stop sending my comments in some other universe?
si sereno po went all over the country on speaking tours, more articulate siya kay trillanes and still to no avail po yang mga talks niya, fallen on deaf ears baga.
the ordinary citizens, the mangmang and those with medyo may kahinahan are given too much credit and burdened of putting the wrongs to right. and yet, they’re not the ones banging the gavel. whipping boys lang po sila, blamed for anything and everything bad that happened in the country, powerless and helpless as the next person.
what need convincing are those in the higher echelons, the politicians in their offices, the judges and lawyers in the courts of law, the journalists, newsmen and women of influence, the analysts and opinion makers that hype up the media, these are the ones that can make difference and they did! in the pursuance of thier own vested interest. though there are those like hilbay and biazon et al, they listened to trillanes and supported him, instead of just letting trillanes fight his own battle, dismayed sila at the antics of their own peers and bemused at low they have become in their grab for wealth and power.
Tutot, na pick-up mo na hindi dalubhasa o makata sa pananalita, kung ikukumpura mo kina F Marcos, B Aquino, E Diokno, CM Recto at iba pang (yumao) batikang debatista.
Sa gawa, na asahan at maaasahan ng sambayanang bansa. Maikumpara sa ilang kapuwa niya senador ngayon, Sen Trillanes ay batikang susugod, lalaban sa sinu man sila. His Senate website page outlines his accomplishments. Mahaba at may pantagalang epekto.
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV presscon
for House of Representatives of the Philippines come May 13, 2019?
With out me ‘saying’ much as to why, she can represent her district (or not necessarily) and from the Lower House to –
btw @arc, salamat for engaging. agyaman ak.
Sen. Trilla to do . . . opening up, conduct and investigate the recent attempt by PRRD (by PD) to incarcerate him. Summon all active gov’t officials, to include the DOJ, PNP, AFP-DND officials, who are continuing to implement an unconstitutional PD-Order to arrest him.
may not prosper. Why? Sen. Gordon will OBJECT! That’s for
the Blueish Ctte to do.
Btw, Sen. Trilla got a copy of the FINAL resolution
granting Amnesty –
but they Magdalo soldiers were ‘not given a receiving copy of the amnesty application’
according to them. Aha! Incomplete yan. . . says SG Calida.
Why incomplete? Kasi one cannot have a final resolution
without the amnesty application! Korek? Hindi, says SG Calida.
Ginulo ni SG Calida ang set up ng Amnesty to the
For one, hiding documents. That is
a possible crime.
For two, filing an Omnibus motion
for an alias warrant of arrest, as officer of the court,
is also probably a crime.
For three, some or many members of the IBP Bar might
be liable for disbarment.
For four, movants-doj lawyers in that Motion might also
be liable for contempt of court for recklessly
filing such Motion to maliciously mislead the court.
For five, time to catch these fish alive.
For six, they must be sick.
For seven, Magdalo and Sen. Trilla should
move to get even.
For eight, bust them straight.
For nine, court can impose a fine. And
For ten, send them away somewhere to be forgotten.
kung pwedeng bawiin ang isa, then pwedeng bawiin ang marami, slippery road effect, nadulas ang isa, nadulas ang marami. started with de lima yan, then sereno, and now trillanes. all three showed the evils of duterte’s ways, opposed him baga, questioned his motives and doings.
and if duterte is not stopped, he’ll go on with more witch hunt. and aided by milituta and polistuta, duterte’s witch hunt is going nationwide. already, milituta and polistuta are runnig low on arms (methink!) duterte running off to buy arms in israel, and gotten only things ofws related, he, he, he. no arms deal signed? jews are not stupid.
in the end, mukhang sa black market ang bagsak ni duterte. dearer and more pricey in the black market. but he does not care. as long as he stays on power, money is no problem sa kanya. gugutumin ang taumbayan, not his problem yan. he’ll let them eat bokbok today for tomorrow, he’ll let them eat grass!
The man wants to be fair, the man in the middle looks after both parties’ interests, on the left its private and on the right its public interests. On the side, man’s business sourceS of income, on another his employment sourceS of pay, allowances, entitlements and bonuses from current, … attached … would be clients. More –
Owns interest to be given the title The President. Makakatipid ang publiko, ang gobyerno, iisa na nga lang ang Contact Person. Menos tipid, gastos sa mga magso-solicit.
Inggit lang kayo, aniya ninu? Not smart enough. Not what you know, but …
Calida seeking Trillanes arrest to halt probe on family firm – De Lima | News | GMA News Online, http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/667094/calida-seeking-trillanes-arrest-to-stop-probe-on-family-firm-de-lima/story/?just_in
Which interest is the petitioner representing before the SC to halt the Senate probe? Were there two petitions applied? BY one legal representation? Sinu ang nakatipid?
Kung hindi pa nakuha ni inday ang tema, anu na?
inday is mayhap, reiterating? nice to hear from inday though.
PRRD Arrival Speech, Rants, Q & A
Who ordered to investigate Trillanes Amnesty?
Was SG Calida remiss in properly advising PRRD, or substantiated a railed of conflict of interest against Senator Trillanes’ Senate probe, by cherry picking on his amnesty in retribution?
“You investigate a crime and you find people. You don’t find people and then go find a crime.” – Dan Bongino
Marmee Cruz says
The way this foolish and corrupt government is continuing their harassment, oppression and persecution of Trillanes could pave the way for the good senator straight to Malacañang. He could be the next president; unintended consequence, eh, Duterturds?
sabi ni nancy binay, this will pass kuno. nancy was/is terribly lucky: her dad passed the chalice, pres noy is certainly not like duterte.
this will pass! how po, nancy binay? let’st take care of today, the future can take care of itself. this will pass, if nancy binay mean we do nothing dahil this will pass, nah. maybe she likes doing nothing, dahil rider lang po siya, not doer, not in the front line bloodied and bruised, preferring others to do the hard work just so she can say this will pass.
this will pass, others work so bloody hard just so things can pass. and all nancy binay can do is harp this will pass. for god sake nancy, do something! action speaks louder than words.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque meanwhile denied that there was any political motivation behind the order. He also said that it was the previous administration that had political motives in granting amnesty to Trillanes.
The previous Adm had political motives in
granting Amnesty to Sen. Trillanes IV.
To REVOKE that grant necessarily has
POLITICAL motives also with alleged
FACTS and Law! Comprende? Si.
“We’re saying that he was given amnesty by (former) President Aquino because of politics and the declaration of void ab initio is based on law and facts,” said Roque in a press briefing.”
How can it be said that the REVOCATION
of the Amnesty is NOT hinged on POLITICS?
It is anchored on politics surely! Sen. Trillanes is
TOOO nuisance to Pres. Duterte as an OPPOSITION.
Not so? Aba, anong kulay pa ito kung di POLITIKA!
Pa gandahin nyo ang motibo sa revocation ng Amnesty
ukol kay Sen. Trillanes IV.
Bigay-Bawi Bigay-Bawi Bawi Bawi Bawi !
he he he
Ano ang tawag sa tuta ng tuta ng Tsina?
b. Marcos loyalist
Wisdom for the day: If you cannot arrest inflation, arrest the opposition.
milituta at polituta ay mga tuta ni digotuta na tuta ng china. digotuta is howling in israel, wants some guns to shoot at his own people. china not selling digotuta guns kasi, he wont go to war with china kuno, meaning he might. kaya to be sure, china is refusing to armed digotuta, not selling him guns, not liking chinese guns used on chinese people.
when digotuta comes home, inflation will be waiting for him, big and getting bigger, eager to greet him inflation is. that is if the taumbayan will not revoke, o bawi their votes and un-president digotuta. if digotuta can revoke, taumbayan can too, revoke vs revoke, two can play that game.
revoke their votes and un-president digotuta, bawian sa bawian!
polituta did not mean politicians po, kapolisan po and mean ko, me just cannot think of better term, tambay lang kasi ako. polis-tuta, polituta.
iLang BAWIAN na? Tatlo sa bilang ko.
Bigay – kay CJ Sereno. Binawi sa quo warranto.
Bigay – kay Sen. Trillanes. Binawi sa Proclamation.
Roman Statute – Bigay at Bawi.
Ano ang susunod na Bigay at Bawian?
Basa sa ‘facts and law’?
Parang ‘Let’s search what has been given
and Get ’em BACK!’
Search Ahead and Search Back!
Inflation 6.+% grew now. Mahal na ang
mga bilihin natin.
Back-To-Back ang HIRAP!
Ahead-To-Ahead ang korupts.
he he he
If RA 6713 is ambiguous as to what constitutes “conflict of interest” in so far as Solgen Calida’s legal obligation, or potential violation of the law, perhaps we can examine it from a different perspective, that of the Administrative Code of the Philippines.
The Administrative Code states:
Sec. 34. Declaration of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. – A public officer or employee shall upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth.
Sec. 35. Ethics in Government. – All public officers and employees shall be bound by a Code of Ethics to be promulgated by the Civil Service Commission.
The Code of Ethics established by the Civil Service issued the “Rules Implementing the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”, as follows:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of Republic Act No. 6713, otherwise known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”, approved on February 20, 1989, and which took effect on March 25, 1989, conformably to Section 17 thereof, the following Rules are hereby adopted in order to carry out the provisions of the said Code:
Section 1. Every official and employee, except those who serve in an official honorary capacity, without service credit or pay, temporary laborers and casual or temporary or contractual workers, shall file under oath their statement of assets, liabilities and net worth and a disclosure of business interests and financial connections including those of their spouses and unmarried children under eighteen (18) years of age living in their households, in the prescribed form, Annex A.
x x x
(1) The Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth shall contain information on the following:
x x x
(2) The Disclosure of Business Interests and Financial Connections shall contain information on any existing interests in, or any existing connections with, any business enterprises or entities, whether as proprietor, investor, promoter, partner, shareholder, officer, managing director, executive, creditor, lawyer, legal consultant, accountant, auditor, and the like, the names and addresses of the business enterprises or entities, the dates when such interests or connections were established, and such other details as will show the nature of the interests or connections.
Note that the required disclosure in the SALN is not limited to the statement of assets and liabilities, but must also include any business interest, or any existing connection with a business.
QUESTION: DID SOLGEN CALIDA PROPERLY AND CORRECTLY DISCLOSE HIS BUSINESS INTEREST IN, OR ANY EXISTING CONNECTION WITH, HIS PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCY AS REQUIRED AS REQUIRED TO BE INCLUDED IN HIS DECLARATION OF SALN?
Si Calida ay isang public official, kung wala syang ginagawang anomalya anong ikinatatakot nya kung nakasalang sya sa isang senate investigation?
The life of a public official is an open book.
seemingly, senate inquiry is beneath calida’s dignity. the man is too important to be answering questions, swearing to tell the truth like he is liar and has to be reminded to tell the truth. humiliating yan to be answering questions and being scrutinized by lesser mortals, solgen pa naman siya.
How very coincidentally a right timing that your
are a Resource person at the Senate on the
the hearing by the Senate Committee on
CONFLICT OF INTEREST!
. . . and got the news from Hubby Alan that
Sen. Trillanes IV’s pardon was REVOKED.
Sen. Trillanes awaits his arrest and deterntion
soon as PNP cops cool their heels outside the
The Proclamation revoking his Amnesty is running
on ‘time’ for publication. . . 3 consecutive days at
the Manila Times. Sept. 4, 2018 is the 1st Day.
Today Sept. 5, 2018 is 2nd Day. Tomorrow is
Sept. 6, 2018 will be the 3rd Day.
By midnight tomorrow or early morning thereafter
maybe, Sept. 7, 2018, completes the required by
law publication. The heels of the cops warms up
for the arrest and detention of the Senator.
Back to the CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. Some
gaps to plug on R.A. No. 6713. The law is silent
on ‘undue influence.’
I think the law should just be DIRECT on defining
‘undue influence’ by PROHIBITING outright any
contract wherein any government official(s) and/or
members of his/her family to enter into ‘any
contract or agreement where such official(s) and/or
any member of his/her family owns 51% of any
private corporation or partnership or any other
private entity engage in business for profit or
The prohibition is because of ‘undue infuence’
which regardless may or may not have been exercised
is still a prohibited transaction by R.A. 6713 as defined.
No need to be proving whether ‘undue influence’ was
made or not in entering into such contract, etc.
Something to that idea. . . but without sacrificing the
law’s intent – IT IS PROHIBITED – to plug all loopholes
that can be imagined or devised by anybody.
My 1 cent. Your invitation to the Senate is because
many READS your Blog Post! It goes beyond where
it has always been of great interests to a lot of
Thanks fof doing a great service at the Senate Hall.
The President of ISRAEL to the President of the
“And probably you have realized (Monday) the feelings when you visited the museum of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to really feel the atmosphere and to feel the feelings of all the people that were part of this disaster that took place in the world between 1939 and 1945,” he added.”
. . . you have realized. . . telling “that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’ , , ,
was “the devil on earth.”
Get that feeling at the museum of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem,
the atmosphere for ALL people who perished in 1939 and 1940.
Wow! What a reminder indeed.
duterte is not normal, entonces, his responses are way off the mark, he cares not for the sufferings of jews or others not related to him. and rivlin seems to have rebuked duterte but the best rebuke will be is when israel refused to sell guns to duterte. them guns will only be used to kill more pinoys, more ejks.
duterte once asked that the hottest fire in hell be reserved for him. I say, go and get it yourself, digong, hwag utos ng utos!
apparently, 400 ang entourage ni duterte at hindi yata sinama si elizabeth zimmerman, mother ni sara na jewish. had elizabeth zimmerman been in israel, she could have spoken jaw dropping yiddish to bibi netanyahu. public relation coup sana yan lalo na if zimmerman can identify her clan, her name included in the jewish heritage book. and the jews would have sung hava nagila for her. welcome home, sister, shalom.
methink, sara was a disappointment, she did not wear anything jewish, no shalom from her and seemed not proud of jewish heritage. she did not kiss torah.
thought ko tuloy, ang holocaust ni elizabeth zimmerman is on going, her filipino family is cruel to her, iniwan siya at hindi sinama sa israel.
Did you see the video Sara was ahead of her Dad
to shake/greet Benjamin Nethanyahu while Dad
was behind slowly walking towards the PM? Was it
Israeli firearms are so expensive! Should AFP buy
Natatawa ako nito:
‘.”I could not imagine a country obeying an insane leader, and I could not ever fathom the spectacle of the human being going into a killing spree, murdering old men, women and children. I hope this will not happen again,” he said.
“There is always a lesson to learn: that despots and leaders who show insanity, they should be disposed of at the first instance,” he [Duterte] said.’
Some German high officers, Generals
and Colonels, etc., tried many times
to dispose/KILL Hitler but they failed.
human being going into
murdering old men,
women and children
despots and leaders who
show insanity should be
disposed of at the first
How does one know one is
an insane leader?
Did the Germans not know
Hitler was insane, including
the Wehrmacht German Army?
Some did know.
Pres. Duterte says: A lesson to learn
about the insanity of a leader.
Good advice: Dispose at the first instance.
at that time, hitler has the best propaganda machinery is the whole of europe, and the military stupidly believe in him and followed him until their dying days, the gestapo and the 3rd reich as well.
hitler has perfected the art of elucation, he was then best orator sa buong europe, he really studied all there was to study and made himself best of the bests. he was wutang! he was god! he was charismatic and people gather in droves just to hear him speak.
likewise, people like ofws gather in droves just to hear duterte speak, mindlessly clapping and cheering.
hitler fed the hatred and blame the jews for all that went wrong in germany. he was unstoppable! for a while though. similarly, duterte blamed drug addicts and want to eradicate them all, kill them all with israeli guns. he, he, he.
sara, for someone half jewish, behaves like a german sherman tank and went straight for bibi netanyahu!
sabi ni leona po, some German high officers, Generals and Colonels, etc., tried many times to dispose/KILL Hitler but they failed. sabi ko po, it’s no wonder germany lost the war, its top generals and bigwigs in the military cannot even kill one man, hitler.
he, he, he. shalom.
vested interest and undue influence, solgen calida has it all! and he got a fuhrer to back him up. kahit in israel yata, fuhrer is within easy reach, a text from the beleaguered solgen and fuhrer jumped high and able to reach pinas in a single bound, he, he, he, revoked trillanes’ amnesty fuhrer did. and solgen was given respite. vested interest and undue influence both in the arsenal of solgen; really, fuhrer need not buy arms and ammo from israel.
methink, by himself, fuhrer could not have thought of revocation, panay rape lang kasi ang nasa isip niya, rape and drugs mostly. and the solgen did what he think is right by solgen hjimself and ordered the revocation, and the fuhrer complied, medialdea complied, both maybe knocking thier heads and thinking why in the name of the blighted durian did we not think of revocation earlier? takes a looming senate inquiry yata to push the solgen to revocation road, he, he, he. and thoughtlessly, compliant fuhrer could well be sealing his own bunker, eva braun sara with him.
trip to jerusalem, duterte’s trip to israel will be remembered by the revocation. anything else appears irrelevant and vastly overshadowed, unimportant, failure even.
Military is on full alert…
Just brace yourselves…
We could hear Frank Sinatra’s voice in the air…
The song which killed many Filipinos in the Karaoke bars will find another victim…
Somebody fast tracked their demise…
And we are sure he is not one of the wise…
I can only offer my support for all of us esp to SEN TRILLANES, DOING A ONE MAN JOB OF DEMOLISHING THE DYNASTY OF THE BUKBOK PRESIDENT.
I saw you Raissa, but I would like to see/hear the audio of the video of your voice in that hearing.
I am just comforted that I am a member of this like minded patriots at CPM.
If not for Raissa, our good intentions and prayers wouldn’t be sweeping the universe.
What ever happens, I hope this is the beginning of the BLACK JOKERS END OF REIGN.
Thank you and may you be protected a hundredfold for all your goodness.
There is a high level of activity in chatters right now at Military channels as well as the ‘secure’ lines among Magdalo and like minded soldiers who are disgruntled and fed up of what is currently happening!
In ‘groups’ among mid ranking officers, they are telegraphing their discontent and asking for guidance when to act…
Duterte’s loyalists are now nervous based on what their reports of intelligence gathered both in electronic communications as well as ‘meetings’ among persons of interest.
Check points are very active…
The opposition of PNoy and their leaders are being tailed 24/7 and communications are monitored.
Politicians are now piling up their stock plie and waiting on any disurbing activities…
Joma’s men are also on alert and would like to help bring down Duterte…
Balimbings are waiting on who might be the likely winner and now tapping their ‘Frat’ bros from the other side to intervene in case there are untoward incidents…
Maybe on the surface it is silent and very boring, but bhind the scenes a lot of Duterte guys are frantic…
Maybe it is Shakespear’s comedy of ‘Much ado about nothing…’ or ‘King Lear’s Madness…’