The House committee on good government and public accountability chairperson Johnny Pimentel and Sergeant-at-Arms Roland Detabali conducted a press tour to the detention room for Governor Imee Marcos in Congress.
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[VIDEO]: Posibleng detention room kay Gov. Imee Marcos, ipinakita
A “Dayan” Arrest
A subpoena for Marcos to attend the next hearing on July 25 is already issued by the Congress. Since she won’t submit herself voluntarily. They have to arrest her. Pimentel admits that it is difficult to do that in Ilocos Norte because she’s an elected governor with ample support from the people.
“De Lima” Contempt
Bongbong Marcos also is warned. The governor said that she wants to testify during the probe into her alleged misuse of P66.45 million worth of provincial tobacco funds. This is to purchase motor vehicles upon the request of the farmers themselves through their barangay officials including two of the Fariñas clan. However, her brother, Bongbong Marcos discourages her to so so. The younger Marcos just shrugged off their threats.
Doing a “Corona”
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez also vows to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for advising the justices involved to seek the intervention of her branch which is their constitutional right. Where is justice?
Gov. Marcos’ detention room is a 70- to 80-square-meter extension office of Detabali. It is on the 3rd floor of the House of Representatives’ main building. It is fully air-conditioned with private bathroom and a water heater. A solo metal bed with mattress and food are provided. She can also bring her own. Gadgets, television, and internet connection are allowed for her to continue working.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez vows to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the Supreme Court over her advice to the CA committee on the show cause order on Governor Imee Marcos’ case. It orders the three CA justices to explain why they should not be cited for contempt. This is for granting the petition for habeas corpus of the Ilocos 6.
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[VIDEO]: The chairman of the House Committee commends Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos. This is for her willingness to cooperate with an inquiry into the tobacco excise taxes.
Alvarez reacts to the report that Sereno orders the CA to defy the show-cause order. “If it is true then we will discuss it in Congress for a possible impeachment case,” he said. Sereno earlier had lunch with some justices to allegedly discuss their response to the Congress’ show cause order against the Ilocos 6 justices involved.
Justices in Trouble
The House of Representatives is in a with CA Associate Justices Stephen Cruz, Edwin Sorongon, and Nina Antonio-Valenzuela. They ordered the release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the Congress. This is for answering questions about an alleged anomaly over the purchase of P66.45 million worth of vehicles. The funds are from the tobacco excise taxes.
Southern Leyte Speech
In his speech during the PDP-Laban in Southern Leyte oath-taking, Alvarez announces the delay of the barangay and SK elections this year. “To all barangay officials who are here will be happy with this news that there will be no elections and that the barangay chairman will just be appointed,” he said.
Power over his Head
Alvarez is noted to threaten VP Leni Robredo of impeachment after her UN side event fiasco. The President was against it. Then it went quiet. This time, he talks about doing a “Corona” to CJ Sereno over its Ilocos 6 clash with Congress. The late Chief Justice was impeached during the Aquino administration. He was highly intimidated during hearings. Knowing that Du30 is an ally of the Marcoses, will he not say a word this time?
The truth can never be hidden. As Janet Napoles was acquitted for alleged illegal detention of her cousin, Benjur Luy, Aquino’s accusation that she is the mastermind of the pork barrel scam created doubts. All evidence just points to the Liberal Party players with major liability going to ex-President Noynoy Aquino. This can, in fact, be another great fiasco by the Aquino administration after the late Chief Justice Renato Corona’s bribed impeachment.
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[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he agrees with the Court of Appeals’ (CA) decision to acquit alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles of a serious illegal detention case filed by whistleblower Benhur Luy.
Service to the Country
The president must be blessed to have Solicitor General Jose Calida who has the conviction, and the principles. He strengthens out the injustice done by the previous administration. He helps in the case, even if made him unpopular. Napoles is already portrayed by PDI and ABS-CBN as a demon so, some Filipinos can be too slow to catch up. This basically misled the people into believing that she is the major culprit. It, however, did not make sense because her remaining case is plunder but she is not a government official.
It is fortunate that Du30’s popularity surges, that puts Roxas in the second spot during the 2016 polls. The billions of pesos spent from government money might not serve for Roxas but the LP’s neophyte bet, Leni Robredo, manages to beat a namesake. Bongbong Marcos accuses her party of fraud. Her SALN after 6 months in office shows how that she became 2 million pesos poorer. This is because she has to sustain her post amidst impeachment complaints and the electoral protest filed by Marcos against her.
Shut Her Up
Aquino’s powerful media demonised Napoles so bad that most Filipinos rejoice when she was put in jail quickly. That is where she can be silenced about the pork-barrel controversy. If the Liberal Party congressmen and senators are found to amass hundreds of millions of pesos in the scam, that would add to the already almost politically dead status of the Liberal Party.
Selective Justice Detected
Most of the congressman implicated and charged for graft were those who opposed the LP. Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla were presidentiables for 2016 who led opposition groups. Black media propaganda took care of the number one rival, former Vice President, Jejomar Binay just prior to the elections. The yellow minions were outsmarted by Du30’s strategy – who announced only his candidacy immediately prior to the election. He also forged an alliance with Binay and the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who like him, also support Marcos’ return to the executive office.
In the passing of this great lawyer, Atty. Serafin Cuevas, I want to voice out my appreciation to this wonderful person who defended ex-Chief Justice Corona from start to finish of the case. Although Corona did not win his struggle, you can really see in the hearings that Atty. Cuevas was very brilliant in what he do. It’s not the judgment that matters here. It’s the real personalities of the people involved that came to light during the proceedings. In the case of Atty. Serafin Cuevas, it is obvious that the man does not only have brilliance, but also the heart of a good defender. For sure, the result will be different if he was the judge for the case. Let’s celebrate his life:
Condolence to the loved ones of Atty. Serafin Cuevas… The Filipino public might have difference of opinions on what he believed in – but that’s life. He must be a role model for lawyers practicing their profession at the present time. He was blessed with good long years and served the public using his profession until his body can’t bear it anymore. May he have a wonderful holiday in his journey towards eternity!