Kabayan Party-list representative Harry Roque said Leni Robredo does not have a clear picture of what she wants to be. This is actually the case when a political figure just acts as a mere puppet. They can never be consistent like the late president Corazon Aquino. At one time, Robredo was actually molded like the deceased Aquino to win the Vice Presidency as the poor widow of a distinctive politician.
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[VIDEO]: The Kabayan Party-list representative believes Robredo does not know what role she wants to play in the Du30 administration.
Leni and the President Duterte actually have one thing in common. Both of them do not have people who are managing their communications. Neither of them is guided by a team of PR practitioners who ensure that they will be protected even from their own mouth. They do not have communications teams that already see the damage before it’s even done. Their respective communications teams can just argue that they are doing their jobs but it doesn’t look like it.
Addressing the World
Robredo and her team knew that her message during the “Human Rights Challenge: Responding to the Extrajudicial in the Drugs War” would be watched by the world. Speaking in English, she celebrates the fact that the world and its human rights advocates had their eyes on the Philippines. This apparently gives her courage and hope. On top of that, she was also addressing attendees to the 60th United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual meeting in Vienna Austria. This levels up the stakes as she inevitably feeds the UN and the international community’s already very worried about the drug war in the Philippines.
Roque: What Lawyers Should Do
There’s no doubt that Robredo hoped that the grimness of the situation and the magnitude of the problem through her pronouncement can land on higher authorities – but as a lawyer, she could have done the right thing as dictated by the laws of the land. She could have filed cases if the human rights violations she mentioned actually happened. Since she still occupies the second highest position in the country, she has the budget and resources to do that. At least, she should exercise her duty as the VP first even if her legitimacy is still questionable.
House Deputy Minority Leader Harry Roque agrees with pro-administration legislators that the impeachment case against the President will simply go down the drain. Roque, himself and international and constitutional law expert, explains that Du30 could not be held liable, or impeached, for acts before he became president. Let alone the allegations over Benham Rise. Robredo actually is much easier to impeach. By not refraining from attacking the president, the perception that she wants to become president urgently will never go away. After all, she’s still the constitutional successor of the president. So, since she created political instability, she must be removed as soon as possible.
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. or PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo tells an international audience composed of gaming investors not to believe a negative report by Leni Robredo to a UN body. She addresses delegates to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gaming summit at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City. She warns that Robredo would do “anything” to become president. Meanwhile, the President said; Stop it as he refers to impeachment plans against the VP. He will not countenance such move, he added.
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[VIDEO]: PAGCOR Chair Andrea Domingo urges people not to believe Leni Robredo because she maligns the country for her urgent need to be president. (GMA News clipping)
To See is to Believe
Domingo was talking about Robredo’s videotaped message to the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Geneva. This is where the bewildered VP criticizes extrajudicial killings and human rights violations in the course of the Du30 administration’s war on drugs. The Pagcor chief asks the delegates to ignore Robredo’s attacks unless they start seeing for themselves the dead bodies in the streets or killings as described by Robredo.
Correction on Robredo’s UN Video
Robredo bared an alleged “palit-ulo” or swap heads scheme, where authorities would take a family member instead of the original person on the drug list. Malacañang and the Philippine National Police said Robredo misunderstood the issue because palito-ulo refers to “a commitment of a drug suspect to provide assistance in the arrest of a bigger criminal in the illegal drug syndicate.”
The president reminds people that she is elected despite the ongoing electoral protest against her filed by Bongbong Marcos. He explains that her attacks against him are her expression of democracy. However, heads of the various departments in the government felt the negative effects of Robredo’s claims. Since the Philippines is a democratic country indeed, even the president cannot stop other government officials especially the House of Representatives and the Senate to impeach her.
Marcos loyalists Atty. Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez filed a draft impeachment complaint against Robredo at the House of Representatives, calling her “the termite of Government.” This is despite the knowledge that Bongbong Marcos cannot take over the VP post even is she is impeached without winning the electoral protest. It’s not only these political figures who are concerned on Robredo’s behavior but also the general public. Protests calling her to resign are evident via social media and street protests.
MILF combatants received farm tools and farm animals from the Office of the Presidential Peace Adviser on the Peace Process or Opapp in Camp Darapanan, MILF base. Jacob Palao, 56, is not a typical guerrilla. He fights with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF and farms for the rest of the week. Their lives changed when he and other 126 MILF combatants received not just farming aids from the government but also livelihood assistance. This is an improved method ever since the amnesty given to the rebels during the Marcos era.
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[VIDEO]: Historical video: 1980 A short video clip of Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos. Filipino rebels filed into Malacanang palace in Manila in response to the “Amnesty arranged and will be given by Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos”
Life in Combat
Palao spent many years of his life in combat until the Aquino government and MILF struck a peace deal in 2014. It gave him hope to end the war while still alive. The farming assistance would help MILF combatants to nurture productive lives away from danger, said Palao. “I can now live peacefully with my family,” he added. “It’s unlike in the past when I could not tell whether I would come home alive or not,” he explains in tears.
Marcos’ Amnesty for the Rebels
The Marcos government at one time gave amnesty to 84 members of the communist New People’s Army. They surrendered in a formal ceremony in Negros Occidental province, 300 miles south of Manila. Then Brig. Gen. Alfredo Olano, the area military commander at that time said; the rebels ranging from 14 to 70 years operated in three mountain villages on sugar fields in Negros. Those who surrendered are required to take an oath of allegiance at a ceremony witnessed by military and local government officials. After that, they are free to mix with the locals and can avail of the land reform and livelihood programs.
Aquino’s Livelihood Provision
During the Aquino administration, each of the 14 rebel returnees got a P50,000 check intended for livelihood. This is for them to formally start with their own project proposals in the form of Business and Individual Reintegration Plan they submitted to the Provincial Social Welfare and development Office or PSWDO. There are no more reports after that on how they progress.
Agriculture Undersecretary Ranibai Dilangalen said the new initiative is part of the President’s commitment to the peace process with Moro rebels. They had agreed to an expanded autonomous region. Santiago explained that the program is different from previous livelihood programs offered to rebels before. “We are looking at changes and these are not just giving and receiving. This is about making a social change – not only with the decommissioned combatants but also their communities,” Santiago clarified.
Calls to speed up the recount which is one of the agenda in Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo escalate after the latter’s appeal to the United Nations where she gave wrong information about the president’s drug war campaign. This is spearheaded by social media groups particularly in Facebook, radio stations, and print publications. Many support the Speaker of the House of Representative, Pantaleon Alvarez’s initiative not to call Robredo VP because it is not sure yet if she really won the 2016 VP race. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II clarifies that Marcos can only take the VP Post after winning the electoral protest. Therefore, there’s an urgency to push the recount after the two impeachments complaints against the top leaders of the country.
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[VIDEO]: Pwede nang palitan si Leni Robredo ni Bongbong Marcos sakaling ma-impeach na ito – pero kailangang manalo si Marcos sa kanyang protesta laban kay Robredo.
Lacson in Robredo’s Data
Senator Panfilo or Ping Lacson condemns Robredo saying that she got all her data wrong. She castigates the administration using lies and disproven allegations. Her disclosure is solely based on hearsays. With that, she managed to put the country into a bad light. She destroys not only the president but also her own nation as a whole. An act not acceptable coming from a Vice President. One very wrong detail is the alleged more than 7,000 deaths from extra-judicial killings of the drug war when that is the total figure of deaths which are under investigation.
Anxious to be President
The president himself cannot contain his disgust over Robredo’s being so anxious to become president – the reason why she does everything in her power to discredit him. He said that she is indeed in a hurry to become president. He’s actually not surprised by that given her nature and the reputation of her political party.
Mocha Uson strikes back to Leni Robredo who accuses her of spreading lies over social media. Uson slams Robredo calling her the arrogant misinformation queen. She blames others for her own wrongdoing. As the president’s very vocal supporter, Mocha Uson leads a call for Robredo to resign over her Twitter account. There’s definitely no place in the government for a power grabber like Robredo, Uson said.
PNP Chief Ronald or Bato Dela Rosa corrects Robredo’s definition of “exchange heads.” Robredo sais that it is when a family member replaces the listed drug offender should the latter cannot be found. According to Chief Bato, it is when the suspect reveals a higher drug syndicate in exchange for a lower prison sentence. This information alone proves that Robredo is a big liar. Therefore, it is not surprising why people are calling for a VP recount at the quickest possible time.
11 lawmakers received campaign contributions from PDAF scam mastermind, Janet Lim Napoles. This is based on the documents Pastor Boy Saycon gathered from 2010 to 2016. Saycon is in possession of the documents for a long time but refrained from giving them to Senator Leila de Lima during her time as justice secretary. De Lima was former president Aquino’s alter ego. Most of her party mates are allegedly among the beneficiaries of the said corruption. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is part of a destabilization plot against the President is among those who received contributions but did not declare them in his SOCE, Saycon revealed.
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[VIDEO]: NEWS BREAK | Boy Saycon: Dating Pangulong Aquino, tumanggap ng election campaign contribution mula kay Janet Napoles
Napoles was ex-Pnoy’s Campaign Contributor
Saycon is aware that Aquino and Napoles knew each other even before he became President. In fact, Napoles was his important contributor during the 2010 elections. This is why Napoles was fetched from Heritage Park, then they had lunch in Malacañang before ex-Pnoy sent her to Camp Crame to surrender. This has created a media stir why the then president Aquino has all the time in the world to accommodate Napoles’ surrender himself.
Pastor Boy Saycon
Council of Philippine Affairs secretary-general Pastor Boy Saycon alleged that former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III received up to P90 million in campaign funds from the PDAF queen. Janet Lim-Napoles. The accused is the mastermind of the Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF scam when he ran for the presidency in 2010. Saycon turned over to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II evidence of corruption involving top officials from the previous administration.
Failure to Declare
There is nothing wrong with accepting campaign contributions from Napoles. The point here is that – Aquino did not declare the funds in his Statement of Contributions and Expenditure or SOCE. There’s no mention of it at all in the submitted document to the Commission on Elections or Comelec. Since Aquino is not anymore in office, what’s interesting here is Trillanes. Since the evidence in hand is legal, it’s likely that the so-called barking dog senator can be removed from the senate.
Solgen Calida doubts Napoles’ cousin’s behavior during his three-month alleged detention by Napoles at the retreat house run by priests. Luy’s routine in the retreat house and in Napoles’ residence did not support his accusation that he was deprived of his liberty. Calida cannot convict Napoles for the crime of serious illegal detention.He thinks that Napoles had become a victim of injustice. The theory that Napoles was jailed to protect the Aquino administration comes to light. She might be free from prison soon but the charges for the PDAF scam continue. Will she be the witness against Trillanes?