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Aquino-Marcos Showdown While Waiting for the Supreme Court Decision

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Bongbong Marcos patiently awaits the decision of the Supreme Court on his electoral protest. However, his supporters do not have the same patience. Various loyalist groups stage protests here and there because of lack of updates on the case. The presumptive VP also creates a stir when she announces that her lead over Marcos even increases after the recount of his 3 pilot provinces.  Despite the uncertainty, there are some who manage the dispute from the roots of it all through humor. Therefore,  the Marcos-Aquino showdown emerges.





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[VIDEO]: Bongbong Marcos versus Noynoy Aquino (Round 4) Talent Showdown.



BS Aquino on Frank Sinatra’s Watch What Happens

Former President Benigno Simeon  Aquino III may not have the traits of a singer but at least he had the guts.  He still mesmerizes rumored ex-girlfriend Shalani Soledad amidst the crowd. He is even  glad that the former Valenzuela City councilor and TV host has finally “found someone.” She got married to another local politician, Roman Romulo. As for him, he can only watch happens as per the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s song.



BBM’s Version of Hey Jude by the Beatles

Bongbong Marcos, on the other hand, can’t be bothered with an impromptu singing performance when he sings the Beatles’ Hey Jude with a live band in a bar. He is not a stranger of those activities knowing the parties previously organized privately by her mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos. In fact, the Marcos matriarch and patriarch were known as a singing couple.

Ex-Pnoy Goes OPM with Student Blues

Kris Aquino, ex-Pnoy’s controversial singer is also seen very supportive to his brother as he struggles for the notes of Estudyante Blues, an OPM. Along with Shalani, Kris also cheers for him from the crowd. She also tries to sing along with the lyrics.



BBM Brings to Life John Lennon’s, Imagine

Another nationalistic rendition in the tune of John Lennon’s, Imagine creates an outpour of emotions as Marcos tries his best to give justice to the song. It is indeed very obvious that it is not just for the show. He truly loves singing. Just like the loyalists who support him at the Supreme Court ever since many years ago. They are there in front of the Supreme Court for their love of the Marcoses.



Supreme Court Showdown

In an urgent motion, Robredo recently cites the results of the recent revision, recount, and re-appreciation of ballots from 3 provinces chosen by Marcos. His lawyer Romulo Macalintal who is one of the Ocho Diretso losers said that her lead over Marcos widens by as much as 15,000 votes. This is actually not a confirmed report. Marcos’ lawyer, Vic Rodriguez, said there were no official findings yet from the Supreme Court that sits as the PET.

http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/2019/06/bongbong-marcos-endorses-palafoxs-flood-control-measures/

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Ferdie Pasion: There’s No Marcos Ill-gotten Wealth but there are Many Dilawan Thieves

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Political analyst Ferdie Pasion, chairman of Nat-Fil ( Nationalist Filipinos Against Foreign Intervention) said that Former First Lady and now Congresswoman, Imelda Marcos is a victim of the Dilawan’s media propaganda. Her conviction is widely announced even if it is not executory yet. He has two major questions that made his analysis logical. Were the amounts of money transferred to Swiss accounts public funds? Was Madame Marcos’ name included in the registrations of the said foundations? The 7 counts of graft cases that she found guilty of by Sandiganbayan are mere legal proceedings. Rep. Marcos is entitled to due process like everyone else. For one, she cannot steal her own wealth. In fact, it’s the Dilawans who have heavier cases of corruption, he added.



Youtube Video by Talk News TV

[VIDEO]: Analyzing the Imelda Marcos Case -with Ferdie Pasion.


Due Process of Law

Rep. Imelda Marcos (Ilocos Norte) is allowed to avail herself of legal remedies as per the due process of law. However, the Dilawan media already made conclusions that the Marcoses have stolen wealth. In reality, “any party aggrieved by a ruling of a court can seek remedies from the court itself (i.e. motion for reconsideration) or from a higher court (appeal or certiorari).” Most news only highlights the ruling that is not yet final.


Bill of Rights

ARTICLE III, Section 1 states that: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. This is applicable to all citizens of the country including Rep. Marcos. The Dilawans have no reason to celebrate. The amounts transferred are too large for the country’s coffer. How can it be stolen when the Philippines never had it?


Corruption Cases of the Dilawans

Pasion said that there are many more graft and corruption cases committed by the Dilawans that just went quiet. Take the case of Former president Benigno Aquino III. He may not leave the country amid a string of criminal charges he is facing over the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra revealed that the lookout bulletin order (LBO) issued against Aquino, former health secretary Janette Garin and former budget secretary Florencio Abad Jr. stays as the DOJ has yet to resolve the charges of multiple homicide and physical injuries through negligence under the Revised Penal Code, malversation of public funds and violations of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) filed against them by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution Inc. last February. This is only one of the many offenses committed against the public.



Not Yet Executory

The anti-graft court previously ordered the arrest of Ilocos Norte Representative Marcos. However, she got her temporary freedom at Php 150,000 bail while she faces the charges against her.  She can still run for governor in the mid-term elections until the Sandiganbayan’s decision becomes final and executory but this is unlikely because the former first lady’s documentary evidence on the transactions is intact.

Imelda Marcos’ Wealth

The Sandiganbayan once convicted the former First Lady of a graft case in 1993, but the Supreme Court overturned the anti-graft court’s decision in 2003. It saved her from a 12-year prison sentence. This shows that it is impossible to legally convict a person as a thief when she can prove that the wealth in possession is their own. Therefore, the highly publicized conviction is nothing but a media propaganda by the Dilawans.


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Former Senator Bongbong Marcos Pursues Mamasapano Case, Verifies Chain of Command Lapse

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

While Vice President Leni Robredo is busy for her alleged anti-poverty media stunts, Bongbong Marcos continues to work with the Du30 administration on the Mamasapano case. He investigated it first when he was still a senator. However, the ex-leader in question, BS Aquino ignored all hearings. In his capacity as a private entity, he assures the widows of the US-trained police commandos killed in the Mamasapano massacre three years ago that they are not alone in their battle for justice. They may be “Fallen but indeed not Forgotten,”









Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: There’s no stopping Bongbong Marcos’quest to gather bits and pieces to clarify lapse in the chain of command that caused the demise of the SAF 44.




Keeping the Memory Alive

The widows, hold a public showing in Zamboanga City of the documentary, “Fallen Not Forgotten.”  Caelistis Productions produces the documentary in memory of the SAF 44. Lawyer Felipe Cruz and director Sally Jo Bellosillo are the producers. It features interviews with survivors of “Oplan: Exodus,” the SAF operation to get Marwan on Jan. 25, 2015. The show is also available in movie houses at 34 Robinsons and SM shopping malls across the country for a limited time.




Marcos' "Fallen Not Forgotten" Video

Prior to the Jan. 25 3rd year Mamasapano massacre anniversary, Bongbong Marcos features his second video series. The title is "Fallen Not Forgotten" as a tribute to the unsung heroes.  This is accessible via Youtube. It gives assurance to their surviving family members that the process may be slow but it is ongoing.



Chain of Command Lapse

While charges are filed against people who they believe were responsible for the unfortunate event, the progress is not substantial. These include the former President Benigno Aquino III and former PNP Director General Alan Purisima. Marcos believes that the major factor in the debacle lies in the chain of command lapse. Aside from making Aquino accountable if proven to be at fault, former Senator Marcos calls for the peace process to be finalized. This would prevent Filipinos from killing each other, he said.




http://www.mediacurious.com/vp-leni-robredo-accuses-bongbong-marcos-of-spinning-election-2016-stories/

SAF 44 widows press fight for justice





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Joma Sison Like Robredo Accuses Bongbong Marcos, Du30 of Fake News

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Communist Party of the Philippines founder Joma Sison said that he is always a target of Bongbong Marcos’ trolls. While in exile, he discloses that he does not pay any attention to those alleged fake news. The allegations that he is very wealthy abroad and that Ninoy Aquino and he masterminded the Plaza Miranda grenade bombing in 1971 are obviously false, Sison added.






Video by;  GMA News

[VIDEO]: Joma Sison, binira si Pres. Duterte matapos kanselahin ang peace talks sa CPP-NPA-NDFP




Fake News?

Sison takes his latest arrest pronouncement in the Netherlands over alleged murder charges back home as another fake news. He attributed it this time to President Duterte’s troll army. He retaliates by calling the President the worst kind of terrorist who even surpasses the alleged dictatorship of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.




Target of Bongbong Marcos

The CPP founder complains that he has long been a target of Bongbong Marcos’ troll army. He said that the two bogus news websites which reported his so-called arrest by Dutch operatives for his alleged involvement in the assassination of three communist leaders in the Philippines in 2003 and 2006 are a mere rehash of his arrest by Dutch policemen in 2007.



Social Media Trolls

Sison admits that fake news in social media is effective in the short term. However, it won’t last long. “If there are truth teams in the central and chapters of patriotic and democratic organizations, they can easily answer and defeat this paid Marcos and Duterte trolls in e-warfare,” he said.








LP Link

Sison went into self-exile in The Netherlands after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution. It ousted Bongbong Marcos’ father. The Liberal Party specifically the Aquinos benefitted from the revolt that Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile calls a mutiny. The Aquino patriarch, Ninoy Aquino was the brain in the merger of the CPP-NPA that Du30 now officially declares as terrorist groups. If they are not connected, why does Sison talks similarly to Marcos’ VP rival, Leni Robredo whom he challenges in an election protest?

Joma shrugs off fake news of his ‘arrest’

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Can New Comelec Chair Abass, Nephew of Iqbal Separate Bongbong Marcos’ Election Protest from the BBL?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
President Du30’s newly appointed Comelec Chairman to replace Andres Bautista, Sheriff Abass was previously a Commissioner of the Commission on Election as per the appointment made by the former President Benigno Aquino III. Abas is the nephew of Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. Iqbal was under Bongbong Marcos’ scrutiny over his non-disclosure of his real name that was also a factor of the BBL halt.






Video by;  PTV

[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos says Iqbal alias will affect BBL




Presidential Appointment

 

President Rodrigo Du30 appoints Commission on Elections commissioner Sheriff Abas as the new Comelec chairman. He replaces the controversial Andres Bautista. Abas’ appointment papers were signed on Wednesday, November 22. He will serve until February 2, 2022, which is Bautista’s remaining term.




Serving the Government All his Professional Life

A law professor, Abas worked as acting assistant regional director of the Civil Service Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. This was until his appointment to the Comelec. He worked at the CSC from June 2007 until April 2015.



Appointee of Both Governments

Abas replaces Bautista who resigned and directed to make his resignation effective immediately by the President last October. Many Marcos loyalists’ eyebrows can raise on the fact that he was an Aquino appointee. Nevertheless, he is also an appointee of Du30 now. That should balance his loyalty.









Unbiased Decision

As a Comelec commissioner, he headed the packing and shipping committee. He should have full knowledge of how the handling and moving of the ballots from Bongbong Marcos’ key cities can be done effectively and safely for the electoral protest against Leni Robredo. Given his professional and personal affiliations, Marcos’ call for recount is the biggest test for his unbiased decision.



https://www.rappler.com/nation/189427-sheriff-abas-comelec-chairman

Iqbal nephew qualified–Palace

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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.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[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?






Youtube video by; INQUIRER.net
[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?

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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?






Youtube video by; GMA News
[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.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News
[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.






Youtube video by; PTV
[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