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Jinggoy Out, Noynoy In but with Some Help from the Ombudsman

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

On almost the same period as Jinggoy Estrada’s release from prison after posting bail, the Ombudsman junked former President Benigno Aquino III’s appeal. This is to dismiss criminal charges against him for his role in the deadly Mamasapano encounter in January 2015. However, the Ombudsman dismissed homicide charges against the former President because of lack of probable cause. So, his fate is not yet clear.






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[VIDEO]: Ex-Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s release from detention after paying P1.3-M bail.




Justification of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales explains that what Aquino did wrong was to allow then-Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima to play a major role in the Mamasapano operation. This is despite the official being under preventive suspension.



Free after 3 Years

Meanwhile, after three years of detention, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada walks out of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame. Estrada was accused of plunder and anti-graft and corruption charges. He was released last Sept. 16 around 12:30 p.m. after posting bail of  P1.33-million at the Sandiganbayan.



Family Reunited

Estrada was accompanied by his wife, Precy,. All his children – San Juan Vice Mayor Janella, Jolo, Julian, and Jill, as well as his brother Jude, were also there. He said that he was very happy and elated to be reunited with his family.








Help from his Appointee

The Ombudsman did not deny that Aquino indeed has a criminal liability over the SAF 44’s early demise. However, it is not a homicide case. Therefore, he might avoid being imprisoned unless there’s a more serious verdict. Earlier, he already prepared for the worst. Obviously, what goes around, comes around.




http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/09/14/Ombudsman-junks-Noynoys-motion-to-reconsider-charges-for-Mamasapano-encounter.html

After 3 years in jail, Jinggoy Estrada walks free




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Historical Revision? Tarlac’s Never Again Aquino Paves the Way for Bongbong Marcos

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Initially, it was Marcos Never Again – the slogan of Aquino’s supporters against Bongbong Marcos. Now, right from the hometown of the late Aquino patriarch, Ninoy Aquino, the cry is Aquino Never Again. Is this historical revision or a change of heart?






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[VIDEO]: While unfazed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against him, former President Benigno Aquino III admitted on Monday that he was not happy with the expletives that he received from his successor for criticizing the administration’s bloody war on illegal drugs.




Block Aquino Movement

Political leaders in Tarlac province swear to block any member of the Aquino clan who seeks any elective post in the 2019 elections. Mayor Benjamin Tesoro said this during the program commemorating the 34th death anniversary of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. “Never again to an Aquino in public service,” Tesoro said stressed.



Fed-up with the Aquinos

Tesoro explained that after many years that the Aquinos have been in power, nothing beneficial happened to Tarlac.” He was referring to the administrations of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the late former senator’s son and his wife, the late President Cory Aquino.




Incompetent Ex-Presidents

Tesoro clarified that Ninoy Aquino was not blamed for the shortcomings of his widow, former President Corazon Aquino, and his son, Noynoy, and other Aquinos who served the government. He was different in the sense that he dedicated his life to fighting for his principles.








The President’s Grudge

Noynoy Aquino and the President currently have some kind of heated exchanges. They both criticize their ways in stopping illegal drugs in the country. Ex-President Aquino is a noted blocker of Bongbong Marcos to the executive office while Du30 pushes for Marcos to be his successor. The conflict is indeed an indication that while Marcos’ electoral protest against VP Robredo goes quiet, something else is brewing.




Tarlac leaders vow to stop electing Aquinos




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Will Robredo Really Rule if PDu30 Goes?

Robredo





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

If the president has the opportunity to talk privately with Leni Robredo whom many perceive that she wants to replace him in the presidency prematurely, PDu30 can show the intelligence report in a folder that contains the names of her party mates in the illegal drugs list. Can Robredo assure the nation that those powerful forces behind the big-time crime, corruption, and contraband be out? This is despite their support in putting her in the top level of the political arena. Will she have the political will?






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[VIDEO]: Alvarez, naniniwalang bahagi ang impeachment complaint sa planong pagluluklok kay VP Robredo



The Good Days of Narco Era

What can Robredo do over the global narco-cartels that reach from America to Asia and Europe? Will she pursue a strong anti-drug campaign, or will she revert to hen President Benigno Aquino ways that allowed syndicates to flourish? Will she turn Manila into a leading international trafficking hub as well like her predecessor? Crime tripled from 324,083 cases in 2010 to more than a million a year since 2013, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority under the Aquino regime.



Undervalued and Undeclared Imports

Lawlessness explosion is felt in notorious smuggling as shown in the International Monetary Fund trade data. The total amount of imports undervalued or undeclared rose from $7.9 billion in 2009 to $26.6 billion in 2014. Part of the unprecedented flood of contraband were more than 2,000 cargo containers that disappeared in 2011 alone. No investigation was ever ordered by Aquino. This is where many guns and narcotics can sneak into the country. That’s the reason why entire drug labs got in, same as the multitude of narcotics and firearms.



People’s Safety

82 percent of Filipinos now feel safe after the drug war. This is based on Pulse Asia’s recent survey.Can Robredo maintain that or will murders and rapes go back above 9,000 a year, robberies to 60,000, thefts to 170,000, and physical injuries to 225,000, as reported by government statisticians in 2014?








Economic Progress

Can Robredo replicate Du30’s drive to get the government machinery boost up the economy? Du30 revives the balance of expenditure with implementation to a healthy level that Aquino never understands why it is necessary for the economy. Or will she boast the P1 trillion unspent funds, putting infrastructure and social services in ruins? In short, will she really rule for the good of the country or just please her party?




http://www.manilatimes.net/want-robredo-president/319919/




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Roque: Leni Robredo Don’t Know What she Is – must be Removed for Political Stability

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.



Communication Failure

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.




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Out to Destroy the President

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.




http://www.manilatimes.net/losing-leni/317945/




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Not Robredo but Trillanes is Involved in Boy Saycon’s Undeclared Napoles Campaign Funds Evidence

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.






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Jailing Napoles

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?




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/881657/aquino-got-p90m-in-campaign-contributions-from-napoles-boy-saycon

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/02/17/1672976/sc-napoles-case-luy-actually-deprived-liberty