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Don’t be caught in Between Mar and Pnoy! Investors Beware





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Business tycoon John Gokongwei Jr. is seen pictured being CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE of President Aquino (right) as he talks to DILG Secretary Mar Roxas (left) – wiping his sweaty brow during the groundbreaking ceremony of Philippine Academy for Aviation Training Inc. at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga previously as reported by Inquirer:




John Gokongwei actually had high hopes when the President quoted this: “Rest assured that our administration will do what we can to make certain that companies—from both here and abroad—will continue to find good reason to invest here”. Check this link to read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/133617/it%E2%80%99s-more-fun-hearing-aquino-use-new-dot-slogan It would be interesting to conduct a follow-up interview with him on this new incident at Ninoy Aquino International Airport – since it’s raining even inside it as per the announcement from Pinoy Republic.




This is only one example of the incompetence of the Aquino government that Roxas vowed to continue. Click this link to know why Vice President Jejomar Binay called Pnoy’s leadership a failure: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/509718/news/nation/vp-binay-calls-aquino-govt-a-failure-callous




Image Source: Inquirer

Other Important Events: Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe:

Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015
Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe

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Trillanes should be the one Panicking Now!





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Few media publications/channels featured the response of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after the 200 Million Libel suit was filed against him by Vice President Jejomar Binay and other cohorts namely: Alan Peter Cayetano and Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice – saying that V.P. Binay’s move is only a sign that he is already panicking; like this one featured in Cebu Daily News. It is not known however why Binay should be panicking. Is that Senator Trillanes’s way of passing what he really felt to Binay? Well, he has all the reasons to panic because this time, he will be the one subjected to cross-examinations by a real court of law!




Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is also included in the lawsuit for her highly publicized libelous statements prejudging the vice president with plunder despite not completing the preliminary investigation yet. Philippine Daily Inquirer did not escape from the action taken by the Vice President for their negativity in reporting events concerning Binay.




Renato Bondal, Nicolas Enciso VI, Ernesto Mercado, and Mario Hechanova were also additional Libel defendants due to their unfounded accusations against the Vice President.

Members of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) – Amando Tetangco, Emmanuel Dooc, Teresita Herbosa, and Julia Abad — are also part of the complaint for releasing the confidential AMLC report prematurely and for not disclosing details with regards to the income and other sources of funds of V.P. Binay misleading the public into believing that the Binay’s amassed questionable wealth. Please see this link for CNN Philippines‘ detailed report.




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Other Important Events: Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe:

Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015
Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe

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Manny Pacquiao Prioritized Mary Jane over Check-up in L.A.





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Bob Arum confirmed that congressman Manny Pacquiao cancelled his check-up with Neal ElAttrache, his surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles last July 4 according to Inquirer.net’s report. Arum was upset that Pacquiao did not push through with the said check-up but Manny was confident that his therapy locally is good enough and that he’s feeling a lot better according to his interview with GMA News.




It has been reported that Pacquiao traveled to Indonesia just days after the scheduled check-up to visit a Filipina who was imprisoned for allegedly being a drug mule – who is now on death row. This was where Manny and his wife Jinkee were seen praying over Mary Jane Veloso. They believe that Mary Jane is innocent and only a victim of human trafficking which Manny advocates to topple.




Here’s CNN Philippine’s coverage on the prioritized visit:
http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2015/07/10/Mary-Jane-Veloso-Indonesian-death-row-visited-by-Manny-Pacquiao.html




Image Source: Inquirer

Other Important Events: Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe:

Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015 Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe

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Bias in Reporting the 200 Million Libel Suit Filed by Binay?: Media Analysis





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Examine these 3 News Releases and see for yourself which Media is the most reliable, bias or staging Media Propaganda on today’s 200 Million Libel Suit filed by Binay?

See CNN Philippines, GMA News and ABS-CBN Reports:




From CNN Philippines Report:

200-million damage suit for libel and violation of the civil code against lawmakers, government officials, and a media entity on Monday (July 20) before the Makati Regional Trial Court.

Included in the damage suit were Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, and Caloocan Representative Edgar Erice.

According to Binay’s lawyer, Claro Certeza, the malicious accusations these lawmakers made against the vice president in media interviews outside the halls of the Senate and the House of Representatives are not covered by parliamentary immunity.

Also included in the damage suit is Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for allegedly prejudging the vice president’s plunder cases and for saying that the evidence against him are strong even if the preliminary investigation is not yet done.

The vice president also filed a case against the Philippine Daily Inquirer for the alleged frequent reporting of negative stories against him.

Certeza added that Renato Bondal, Nicolas Enciso VI, Ernesto Mercado, and Mario Hechanova were also included in the case, saying that they made baseless accusations against Binay.

The damage suit also included members of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) — Amando Tetangco, Emmanuel Dooc, Teresita Herbosa, and Julia Abad — for the alleged premature release of the confidential AMLC report and for withholding information related to the income and other sources of funds of Binay.

According to Certeza, the case was filed to prove that the accusations being thrown at the vice president were baseless and are only meant to malign his character and to destroy his chances of being elected President.

Certeza explained that Binay is asking for P200-million from these people because that is the same amount that they alleged Binay had stolen from the government coffers.





From GMA News:

 

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday filed a P200-million damage suit arising from alleged libelous statements against Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano; Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales; former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado; and eight others.

The complaint was filed before the Makati Regional Trial Court.

Also included as defendants were Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice; Atty. Julia Bacay Abad, executive director of the Anti-Money Laudering Council (AMLC); Mario Hechanova; Renato Bondal; Nicolas Enciso IV; Philippine Daily Inquirer; Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas head Amando Tetangco Jr.; Securities and Exchange Commission chief Teresita Herbosa and Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc.

In his complaint, Binay accused the 12 defendants, allegedly motivated by political ambitions, disdain and personal animosity towards him, and or greed for power and money, colluded to malign his name and reputation to force him not to run in the 2016 presidential elections.

“(Binay’s) name and reputation will be so blackened from the baseless and fabricated accusations against him that he will lose the trust and confidence of the voters in the next presidential elections,” he said.

He said there was a well-funded and well-orchestrated campaign to maliciously accuse him of crimes and defects.

“Worse, the defendants, acting in concern, have caused much publicity of these false and baseless accusations—precisely to malign and discredit (Binay) before the public for the upcoming May 2016 elections,” he said.





From ABS-CBN:

MANILA – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes that the decision of Vice President Jejomar Binay to file a P200 million damage suit against his accusers is an indication that he is already panicking.

”Nagpapakita lang ito na nag-papanic na si VP Binay kaya sinusubukan na lang niyang takutin ang mga taong umuusig sa kanya,” Trillanes said in a statement.

”Gayunpaman, haharapin natin itong kasong ito sa korte at ipagpapatuloy pa rin namin ang pagbubunyag sa mga katiwaliang ginawa niya.”

Included in the P200 million suit, filed by Binay’s lawyer Claro Certeza, were Senators Trillanes and Alan Peter Cayetano, former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, and Ombudsman Conchita Carptio Morales.

Also in the complaint were lawyers Renato Bondal and Nicolas Enciso, who earlier accused Binay of being behind allegedly overpriced Makati Cuty projects; and Mario Hechanova, who backed accusations that the bidding of certain projects in Makati had been rigged.

Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Insurance Commission Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc, Securities and Exchange Commission chair Teresita Herbosa, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr., and Presidential Management Staff chief Julia Abad were also included in the complaint filed before the Makati City Regional Trial Court.

Tetangco heads the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), while Herbosa and Dooc are members. The AMLC earlier sought the freezing of 242 bank accounts of Binay and his associates.

The vice-president believes that the AMLC erred in its report and branded the request for the freeze order, which was granted by the Court of Appeals, as political persecution.

Binay also believes that Ombudsman Morales is not impartial, even as he insists that the anti-graft body has no jurisdiction over him since he is an impeachable official.

In his complaint, Binay said the people he sued were acting in conspiracy to destroy his reputation.

He described the two senators and Erice as the “attack dogs” of his political opponents; Mercado, Hechanova, Enciso and Bondal as “paid witnesses”; the Inquirer as a “biased media outlet”; and Tetangco, Herbosa, Dooc, and Abad as “government inquisitors”.

”[The] defendants, acting with gross and evident bad faith, connived and colluded with one another in destroying the name, good and reputation of the Plaintiff (Binay) through a well-funded and well-orchestrated campaign,” the complaint reads.

Binay is seeking P200 million in moral and exemplary damages. he is also demanding at least P1 million for litigation expenses.

It is clear that CNN Philippines has detailed the facts on the event whereby GMA is a little neutral with less facts on the actual proceedings but with additional coverage on the comments of the accused. ABS-CBN is however hopeless – misleading readers just with the title and incomplete details. They all mentioned however that Philippine Daily Inquirer, a media entity was also accused of being negative on their reporting involving Binay.

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Other Important Events Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe: Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015 Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe

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Blue Ribbon Violated Section 10 of Republic Act No. 3019 – Making it Unconstitutional says Binay





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Section 10 of the Republic Act No. 3019 under ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT clearly states that: Competent court. Until otherwise provided by law, all prosecutions under this Act shall be within the original jurisdiction of the proper Court of First Instance.




Vice President Binay has repeatedly denied allegations against him and his family, claiming his detractors who have testified before the Blue Ribbon Senate Committee have not presented evidence that would stand in the right court which is the Ombudsman. He described the allegations as part of the planned demolition job against him by his political enemies in connection with the 2016 elections.




Binay ever since declined the invitation of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee for the reason that the ongoing investigation was not in aid of legislation and it is a violative of Binay’s Constitutional rights being a Human Rights lawyer himself.




Binay initially inclined to give in to the invitation and subject himself to the hearing conducted by the Blue Ribbon committee but he cannot deny the fact that it was not the task of the legislature to investigate the culpability of government officials and any wrong doing but to make laws as mandated by the constitution.
Source: GMA News

Other Important Events Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe: Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015 Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe