By: Elena Grace Flores
It seems like there’s light at the end of the tunnel now in today’s Philippine politics with the emergence of the Vice President Jejomar Binay for President and Senator Bongbong Marcos for Vice President. As we already know, V.P. Binay aspires to be known as a unifying President and it will be a lot of help for Filipinos who are suffering from the wounds of the past. Despite not being endorsed by the outgoing President Aquino due to his well-known pledge to Mar Roxas for the latter’s sacrifice in the 2010 election, the Vice President and his family remain friends with the Aquino clan – from the Presidential sisters to the Aquino-Cojuangco uncles and aunts because of Binay’s role during Cory Aquino’s regime.
On the other hand, Senator Bongbong Marcos who’s family is a victim of political media propaganda by the father of the incumbent President, never had traces of bitterness in him. He is willing to be the Vice President contender for Binay – because he knew quite pretty well that 2016 is not yet his time for the Presidency. It is evident that his pride is not important – what matters is the future not just for the country but also for him which is quite brilliant – as a strategist himself.
The Binay – Marcos tandem for 2016 is almost confirmed if not yet announced by major media – and although many Marcos supporters are adamant of his decision to run under the Binay banner, little do they know that this is a very effective political strategy. When these opposing candidates merge as one team to battle the Liberal party, there’s little chance for Mar Roxas or even Grace Poe for the 2016 Presidential race.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Grace Poe has been noted to be able to drop immediately anything that would hinder her political ambitions. It’s been publicized via tri-media that she’s being hounded that she was once an American Citizen like her adopted father – Fernando Poe, Jr. according to Manila Times. She immediately dropped that 2 years after becoming MTRCB Chairman according to ABS-CBN same as she dropped her Llamanzares married surname in favor of the more popular Poe family name of the late movie star. Does Grace Poe knows the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag: (English Translation)
I am a Filipino
I pledge my allegiance
To the flag of the Philippines
And to the country it represents
With honor, justice and freedom
Put in motion by one station
for the People,
for Nature and
for the Country.
On GMA News TV’s broadcast today, Vice President Jejomar Binay expressed his disgust over anyone who might be thinking of running as Philippine President when she or he even dropped her or his nationality for once in her or his life because of the American dream! How could Grace Poe remain loyal to the Filipino flag and to her countrymen when she had history of embracing other flag contrary to the Oath of Allegiance? Can we expect then that she would immediately drop the interests of Philippines under gun point when confronted by countries wanting to own part of the Philippines?
By: Elena Grace Flores
The 2016 Philippine National Election 2016 is fast approaching and only one Presidential candidate has declared his candidacy for the top position so far, no other than the Vice President of the Philippines, Jejomar Binay – and that’s because he is confident enough on how to make his country change for the better through his tested community development projects in his more than 30 years of public service.
We all know that poverty is the number one problem in the Philippines – and since experts say that poverty is only in the mind or a state of mind or a mentality, then V.P. Jejomar Binay launched an educational system that also provides skills to the students at the University of Makati. Even the Ayala Group is so convinced with this system that they implemented the same into their community service projects. However, the Liberal Party did not even know this strategy to solve the rising unemployment rate due to the graduates’ lack of skills – that they criticized the UMAK Nursing Department’s affiliation with LASIK techology.
To add further, Binay is the only politician who’s mind is geared towards preservation of Human Rights as a specialized lawyer on that. He will never break the law despite criticisms on why he does not want to face the senate on the allegations against him – because he knew so well that it’s not the job of the senators and it’s unconstitutional. Instead, he submitted an affidavit to the Ombudsman since it’s the right process for such case. So, no Filipino will ever suffer again in defending their own rights like the case of Sultan Jamalul Kiram’s men in Sabah who were mass murdered when they tried to take back what is theirs.
By: Elena Grace Flores
No wonder that the highly publicized July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe at 1PM was not majorly broadcasted because testimonies mainly favor V.P. Jejomar Binay.
As usual, even if Koko Pimentel already knew that Binay will not attend the said hearing, he still acted as if they are waiting for Binay to appear and just decided to proceed when it’s evident that there’s no sign of his presence.
It is not confirmed that the Senate Probe really happened on the specified date because we do not know any media who were present in the probe. The only evidence of this event is the following video:
Here are the extracts of the hearing from the first 20 minutes silence where senators are seen playing around to the next long break of silence (Highlighted parts are clear evidence that V.P. Binay was favored by Witnesses and Trillanes do not accept the clear testimonies):
Joint hearing – 826 about anomalies in city of Makati 1114 Pagibig and Boyscout of the Philippines
Whereabouts of Baloloy and Limlingan
Trillanes: Possible that both are still in the country or used aliases when departing!
Atty Ellaine Tan as per BID record on the status of the 2 people: As per BI record Limlingan is in the country and Baloloy is in the country (who is a she).
Pimentel: No invitation or subpoena was sent to Vic Limlingan that’s why he did not attend.
Trillanes: Secretary to prepare yet the invite of Vic Limlingan as proxy for Jerry Limlingan who was suspected to be Binay’s dummy.
Trillanes: Assumed that Vic Limlingan might have anomalous financial record to be able to link him to V.P. Binay but no evidence for this yet.
Trillanes: STI owner, Mr. Tangco was asked about his security brokerage – Venture Securities. List of investors of the company does not contain any political names.
Trillanes threatened Tangco that he will invetigate using a fine tooth comb and Tangco was confident that they knew their clients’ practices before accepting investments.
STI Healthcare – very in touched with the industry and close connection with medical institutions and IT.
Expertise in investing in STI College for Nursing, Global Resource which is a POAE licensed entity, invested in delos Santos STI – put up a mega clinic facility in Mega Malls and continues to be interested in healthcare.
Professor Lopez on Academe was asked about the schools good for nursing. Is STI anywhere near the top of 25 – No but attracted University of Makati that with STI the employment is guaranteed.
Tangco is a friend of V.P. Binay but not a personal friend.
President of UMAK and private company is the same person because both sectors can’t be separated for seamless coordination of the partnership.
Financial Statement paying consultancy fees to the partner – was explained that the answer is No – even if Trillanes threatened Tangco to be held in contempt . No consultancy paid to STI but to SGV as the auditing firm but Trillanes says not SGV then changed the story
Trillanes accused Binay to be shareholder – but the answer of the witness was No – but only a qualifying shareholder of 1% and Trillanes castigated him on the confusion.
Jack Arroyo received subpoena but did not response so will be cited on contempt.
Does Tangco know Jack Arroyo who is the President of American Eye? Yes. Arroyo was recommended by Tangco’s lawyer and knew only that it’s a sizable company between 50 to 200 employees.
Trillanes: (to Tangco) You are destroying your credibility if you really have one – so why Arroyo became an investor of UMAK? The incorporation document was read. Section 16 reads either parties can assign shares for as long as he’s responsible. So why Arroyo? He has the LASIK technology that is upcoming. (stopped by Trillanes because he will not allow any answer that is not relevant but Tangco insisted that LASIK is relevant to nursing).
Trillanes boasted that dummies are afraid to face them because they do not want to go through the plight of Tiu.
Pimentel: Can the Univerity of Makati enter into joint partnership? Was it proper to have Jack Arroyo as 20% stakeholder? Was public bidding required to choose the partner nursing institution?
Pimentel’s speculation that if Jack Arroyo is the dummy of V.P. Binay, the money will not go to him but to Binay – which is an accusation that does not have evidence yet to prove it.
COA representative was asked if already conducted an audit with the public-private joint venture? Not yet as per COA representative. Atty Juliano said that there might be conflict of interest as public officials but not a definite answer. Will check further to verify.
UMAK is subsidized except the College of Nursing. Why? The shareholder is V.P. Binay as per the baseless accusation of Trillanes.
The Chongs are not present but sent son as representative due to medical reasons.
Makati City officer Aldon was there to answer about payroll questions but she is not from Financial Department. She said that Baloloy is still under payroll while processing her resignation while on leave – because her leave was approved and she’s entitled of leave credits. The salary must be paid during the leave because she is entitled with the paid leave.
It was asked if the salary was paid by Cash or ATM? Witness does not know cause she is not in charge of payroll and no knowledge about Baloloy’s pay slip.
Aldon strongly specified that there are no ghost employees in Makati City Hall.
Some employees are paid on cash and some through ATMs because they are still in the process of converting to ATM system – so 50% ATM and 50% cash but eventually will become 100% ATM payment soon.
Trillanes apologized to Aldon that her testimony will not be followed because they are convinced that there are ghosts employees in Makati City Hall.
Jerry Limlingan was the Consultant of HUDCC but the contract was already revoked since Sept 30, 2014. Contract was renewed every 6 months at 25,000 pesos per month.
The Senators are clearly bias against Binay and even the partial way of reporting on TV is also misleading.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III already received V.P. Jejomar Binay’s answers to corruption allegations but did not disclose it to the public. Instead, he consistently lied about it and acted as if V.P Binay is avoiding the questions thrown against him.
The Inquirer confirmed that Sen. Nancy Binay said in a radio interview that her father had already answered corruption allegations against him when he was mayor of Makati City in an affidavit he submitted to the subcommittee headed by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III.
This is a clear strategy for Pimentel to bad-mouth Binay that he is not attending the senate probe again – when the truth is, it’s not necessary because he already got the affidavit.
Binay’s supporters now demanding to publicize V.P. Binay’s affidavit to the media so that the public will know – that the senators are just making stories that V.P. Binay refused to answer those controversial questions.