Lawyer talks on fake ERs made at veranda

ELECTION lawyer Roque Bello yesterday said it was possible it was his veranda that was caught in pictures of alleged faking of election returns to support the victory of Gloria Arroyo over Fernando Poe Jr. in the 2004 election.

In a telephone interview with Pia Hontiveros on ANC’s Top Story, Bello denied involvement, however, in the alleged manufacturing of fake returns.

Shown one of the pictures on the TV screen, Bello complained the picture was blurred but volunteered the information that his is a two-story house on 1547 Birmingham st., Brookside Hills, Cainta, Rizal.

An article in Newsbreak magazine said the fake ERs were produced at “1457 Birmingham,” apparently a typographical error.

Asked by Hontiveros if he was confirming that it was his house and his veranda, Bello said, “this veranda is above my driveway.”

Asked further if he was confirming the photograph was that of his house, Bello said, “It’s possible.”

Bello, a retired Comelec regional director, said the persons in the picture were examining election returns of some of his clients.

When shown two other pictures of operators cutting and pasting serial numbers, Bello said, “Yes. The numbers ba, because this is one of the ways that you can determine whether the election returns are fake or note. We cut the paper then paste it to try to get the exact diameter or size so we can compare them with copies of teh Comelec.”

In its Sept. 12, 2005 issue, Newsbreak said Bello’s group manufactured 6,000 fake ERS to match the tampered COCs which were allegedly done by Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano in favor of Arroyo during the canvassing of the 2004 elections. The tampered COCs were the basis of the proclamation of Arroyo as winner.

Newsbreak said, “The opposition had alleged – and our administration sources later confirmed – that in the administration’s haste to cheat Poe in those areas, his bailiwicks, Garcillano’s group simply switched the votes of Arroyo and Poe in the COCs. They left the ERs untouched.”

Newsbreak said Bello’s group had to manufacture ERs that match the COCs in anticipation of the opening of ballot boxes in connection with the protest filed by Poe.

The fake ERs were placed inside ballot boxes which replaced the real ones kept at the Batasan.

The photographs of the alleged production of fake ERs surfaced last week.

March 16, 2006 12:10 am   Posted in: Malaya

413 Responses

  1. a de brux - March 16, 2006 1:09 am

    Ellen,

    Gloria Macapal’s orders to her cabal: “Pakapalan na lang”, “Sige, magsinungalingan na lang”, and “Basta! Walang aminan na lang!”

    Hay naku…

    I wonder if anybody else still believes Gloria and her triple C syndicate: The CROOKED, the CROOK and CORRUPT or her cabal of KKKs KURAKOT, KURAKOT and KURAKOT…

  2. a de brux - March 16, 2006 1:55 am

    Given what we are up against, I think we should re-think our priorities and as we say, fight the good fight with all our might!

  3. koreanbug - March 16, 2006 5:50 am

    Haha! nakakalokong rason… ang babaw… AboGAGO… saan ba nag-aral ‘yan. Pero Ellen, 2 araw na hindi namin mabuksan ung online newspaper ng Tribune dito sa Korea. Alam nyo ho ba and dahilan?

  4. bfronquillo - March 16, 2006 6:35 am

    Iisang tanong na lang ang nalalabi para sa mga Elite, Civil Society, Militante, Philippine Media,Pulis, Sundalo, at ang masang Pilipino: Kapag idinaos ang isang Snap Election ay matatanggap ba ng lahat ang mahahalal na Pangulo kahit hindi ito nagbuhat sa kanilang grupo? Maaaring tiyakin ng isang run-off election na ang Pangulo ay mahahalal ng majority. Pero tatanggapin ba siya ng buong bansa? Kaya ba nating gawin ito? Kung hindi tayo matuturuan ng kasaysayan ay uulit-ulitin natin ang ating mga pagkakamali.

  5. Tomas - March 16, 2006 6:45 am

    Hindi lang sa inyo sa Korea. Palagay ko kahit saan hindi ma-access ang Tribune. Dalawang araw na.

  6. Para sa Kanto Mama - March 16, 2006 7:04 am

    I’m just curious. At the time Roque was counsel to some clients in different parts of the country, was he still a COMELEC regional director? Malamang hindi na, though the influence was still there, and his access to the inner sanctum remained unobstructed.

  7. myrna - March 16, 2006 7:24 am

    Hindi pa rin kumpleto ang araw ko, until now, since yesterday, na hindi ako maka access ng Tribune sa internet.

    Aside from opinion columns of Ellen and JB Baylon with Lito Banayo, talagang Tribune na lang ang pag-asa. Wala na talagang katapusan ang pag abuso ng mga nasa kabilang panig sa press freedom.

    Regarding Bello, alam ng mga nasa Comelec, especially yung mag antigo ng empleyado diyan na isa yan sa mga magicians. Lahi yata ni David Copperfield yan eh.

  8. Ellen - March 16, 2006 8:35 am

    I just talked wih Niñez and she said they are having a problem with their server. She doesn’t think it has been haced. They are working on it.

  9. Tomas - March 16, 2006 8:50 am

    Mabuti naman at hindi malisya ang dahilan na hindi ma-access ang Tribune. Hope it will be up soon. Thanks for the update, Ms Ellen.

  10. Diego K. Guerrero - March 16, 2006 9:14 am

    Based on ANC interview with Atty. Roque Bello, this is a confirmation that his group tampered election returns in favor of Gloria Arroyo. The truth came out sub-consciously
    thru slip-of-the-tongue. Is this a Freudian slip by Roque Bello? Malacanang Palace defenders have a secret weapon- DENY IT TO THE BONES! Ay naku! Kilig the bones talaga.

    When shown two other pictures of operators cutting and pasting serial numbers, Bello said, “Yes. The numbers ba, because this is one of the ways that you can determine whether the election returns are fake or note. We cut the paper then paste it to try to get the exact diameter or size“.

  11. goldenlion - March 16, 2006 10:08 am

    Kahit pa umamin si Bello na bahay nga niya iyon at talagang ginawa nila ang paggupit at pag-paste, pustahan tayo ide-deny pa rin iyan ni gloria, bunyeta at defensor. Ganyan sila kasama!!!!Baka sa bandang huli si Bello pa ang makasuhan ng gobyerno. Hanggang kailan tayo maghihintay para umalis si sinungaling, mandaraya at magnanakaw sa malacanang? Huwag nang hintayin iyon, paalisin na natin sa lalong madaling panahon. Tiyaking walang matitirang virus sa palasyo, iyong papalit ihalal agad!!!

  12. jinxies - March 16, 2006 10:11 am

    16 MArch 2006,

    Thanks ellen for inquiring with ninez, I thought all the while, may nangyari na sa tribune e.

    Anyhow, the pictures will tell the truth. Look at what’s happeining to Thailand, they have the same problemns as ours, PM Thaksin says, he might temporarily step down as the head of Thailand’s government, may delicadeza pa rin si Thaksin, and he might, again might call for snap election. While, here in the Phillippines, the president is sticking like the best glue ever made to his seat, just like his Vice President, I don’t know what to say anymore, if these people has delicadeza, they should all step down ( I mean resign from their posts (elective or appointive) and call a snap election ASAP.

    I don’t even know, ms. ellen if this right (snap election),but I just hope that if we have a snap election, people will vote for the right person. GMA and her cabal/cahoots or whatever you call it, my opinion is a snap election will move us one or a few steps forawrd, rather that pull us back in the dark ages.

    The only problem right now, is how THE LEPRECHAUN in red (protecting her pot of gold) will and her Vice president and others will say yes to snap election.

    you comment/s ms. ellen???

    jinx

  13. Urgie F - March 16, 2006 10:35 am

    In truth, the master oprator in tampering the ER could not able to escape what he had done to the Filipino people and before the eyes of God. He will face the consequences, Crime does not pay. God does not prevent us from acting foolishly, He only reminds us of the consequences of foolishness. ” You will reap what yopu sow! (Galatians 6:7)

    I culd not access the Daily Tribune, hopely ma-access in due time. The spin master of Malacanang releasing press statements are all lies, they could not tell the whole truth coz they are quilty!! Quilt is not only doing wrong things but not doing rigth things ” .. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it” (James 4:17) ” The Lord hates .. a lying tongue.’ (Proverbs 6:16-17)

  14. vonjovi - March 16, 2006 11:13 am

    SANA AY MAY MAILABAS RIN NA KOPYA SA FINDING NI MAYUGA TUNGKOL SA DAYAAN NA KASABWAT ANG MGA HENERAL AT KATULAD NITO NA NABIBISTO SILA. PAYO KO LANG KAY MAYUGA NA KUNG MAY NATITIRA KA PANG DANGAL SA PAG KATAO MO AY HUWAG MONG SAYANGIN DAHIL KAPAG NAMATAY KA AY MAS MARAMING USAP USAPAN KANG MARIRINIG NA PANGET AT DUDURAAN KA LANG NG MGA TAO AT APEKTADO PA ANG PAMILYA MO. KUNG MAGSASABI KA NG TOTOO AY TANDAAN MO, KAHIT SAAN KANG LUPALOP AY MATAAS ANG TINGIN SA IYO NG MGA TAO. NAPAKA WALANGHIYA NA NG MGA NASA PALASYO…G-ANID M-AGNANAKAW A-KO…….

  15. peacer051 - March 16, 2006 1:12 pm

    We should be vigilant! Grabe ba talaga tong si Glue-ria at mga alaga niya. Glue-ria Makapal Arroyo talaga. Ang kapal ng mukha!!! Manhid!! Selfish…all the negative adjectives ay appropriate na talaga sa kanya. But this is a lesson to learn. At least alam na natin sa ngayon kung sino-sino yang mga hudas sa pamahalaan natin ngayon. Iyang si Michael “it’s her voice but it’s not the president talking” Defensor dapat tatandaan natin iyan…HUWAG NA HUWAG IBOBOTO kung tatakbo man yan. Pati yan si BUNYEta.

  16. Ellen - March 16, 2006 2:38 pm

    Let’s not expect too much from the Mayuga report. Our info is that halos walang laman. Kung ano lang ang sinabi ng officials, yun ang ang nilagay. Siyempre denial galore yun.

    The recommendation, we heard, is that military men should not be given poll duties. That’s all.
    It’s a whitewash.

  17. a de brux - March 16, 2006 4:52 pm

    Ellen,

    Someone has officialized your Luli Macapagal Internet Brigade presumbly because I attacked some commenters in MLQuezon’s blog for being member of the shadowy group. I posted again and said that this time, Luli has become a fair game too (“fire for fire” from now on…. heheheh!) ….

    http://www.quezon.ph/blog/?p=868

    When I posted here in MLQ3’s blog about Luli Macapagal’s (the lying toad and daughter to an inveterate and pathological liar) internet brigade, I knew someone would grab the name and make it official. Actually, it was a another member of a worldwide e-group (in which I’m a member too) working for the police and the court in a foreign country who discovered the existence of Luli Macapagal’s “internet brigade” (Luli ought to pay royalties for the use of the name but I doubt she will do that, like mother like daughter – all thieves the lot of them).

    Anyway, here’s to fair game! Yeeeehaw!

  18. johnmarzan - March 16, 2006 6:53 pm

    Iisang tanong na lang ang nalalabi para sa mga Elite, Civil Society, Militante, Philippine Media,Pulis, Sundalo, at ang masang Pilipino: Kapag idinaos ang isang Snap Election ay matatanggap ba ng lahat ang mahahalal na Pangulo kahit hindi ito nagbuhat sa kanilang grupo? Maaaring tiyakin ng isang run-off election na ang Pangulo ay mahahalal ng majority. Pero tatanggapin ba siya ng buong bansa? Kaya ba nating gawin ito? Kung hindi tayo matuturuan ng kasaysayan ay uulit-ulitin natin ang ating mga pagkakamali.

    kaya nga dapat sa special election (hindi snap election), dapat disqualified na si arroyo dahil nahuli na siya sa gloriagate. you don’t want a proven cheat to run again, baka ma-gloriagate ulit ang eleksyon.

    i think filipinos can accept the winner of this special election as long as malinis ito. but i’m not against the idea of a run-off election either.

    possible candidates for the special elections are: biazon, magsaysay, lacson, serge osmena, drilon, JDV, bayani fernando, and mar roxas.

  19. pugak - March 16, 2006 7:41 pm

    johnmarzan:
     

    wala sa mga binanggit mo si Senator Megastar.
    Kapag tumakbo ito, siguradong ito ang susuportahan ng mga galamay at alipores ni Dorobo.
    Patok na naman sa takilya yan!!!
     
     
    (em)-POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!
     
    Ano ba talaga?Palit sistema o magpapalit lang ng mga mukha?
     
    O baka naman, mag re-rebolusyon rebolusyonan na naman tayo! NAKAKAHIYA NA YANNN!
    Parang ayaw ko nang maging FILIPINO!!!
     
    Ayon sa latest survey, mas gugustuhin pa nang mga nakakaraming Filipino na mag-migrate na lang.

  20. Ferdinand - March 16, 2006 8:05 pm

    In the END…
    Dapat makulong at parusahan yang si GMA sampu ng kanyang
    mga todo supportang glamay…

    In the END…
    Dapat sa kulungan ang bagsak ng mga yan…

    Grabe naman at paano pa nila maitatatwa ang mga litrato..
    Pero siyempre magaling ang mga abogado ni Gloria Dorovo na sina Defensor at Tandang Gonzales…

    In the END
    sana nga ma gend na yang Gluria na yan..

  21. Tedanz - March 16, 2006 8:55 pm

    Sasabihin lang naman ng Premature na yan, hindi lang naman siya ang mandaraya kundi lahat namang mga kandidato. Mas marami nga lang siyang galamay na binayaran. Kaya makapal ang mukha niyan dahil alam niya na pare-parehas lang sila. Ganyan naman talaga ang nangyayari sa atin, kung sino ang malakas at maraming galamay na bayaran yon ang nanalo. Pero naiiba itong Punggok na to, para pa siyang nagmamalaki, para bang kanyang sinasabi sa taong bayan na “suwerte nga kayo at nandaya ako”. Kapal talaga!!!!! MAtagal ng sira yan, tanong niyo kay Mike.

    To SolGen Benipayo: Sir, saludo ako sa iyo at hindi kayo nagpakasira sa walang kuwentang babaeng yan. Mas lalake pa kayo kaysa mga General at mga Galamay ng Unanong yan. Ang pamilya niyo lalo na ang mga anak at apo ay tuwang tuwa naghihintay at ibubulong sa inyo “SALAMAT”.

  22. peacer051 - March 16, 2006 9:56 pm

    Notable quotes/phrases:

    BUNYE: “I have two discs”
    DEFENSOR: “It’s her voice but it’s not the president talking”
    ARROYO: “I talked to a COMELEC official…I am sorry!” (with insincere facial expression, parang ayyy ayuko ngang mag-sorry)
    AQUINO: “make a supreme sacrifice to spare our country from violence”
    ROCES: “You stole the presidency, not once but twice”
    RAMOS: “it was an overkill. I was surprised. I was appalled. I was dismayed”

    Suggestion: Ellen and fellow bloggers, gawa kaya tayo ng mga T-shirts with these notable phrases. Tingnan natin kung ano na naman ang reaction in Glue-ria at mga tuta niya. They took our ‘freedom parks’ thru their CPR. Tingnan natin if they can afford to take our shirts from us 🙂

  23. ystakei - March 17, 2006 1:40 am

    Sino kaya ang gagawing witness kapag sinampahan tayo dito ng kaso ni SiRaulo Gonzales na nagsa-suggest na ipakulong ang mga bloggers! Isa rin kayang bakla na magsasabi naman ng tumatae din siya sa isang public toilet naman dala ang kaniyang laptop na may wireless hook-up!

    I told my friends in the media and police over here in Tokyo about the gay beautician who claimed he saw the 5 Congressmen talking to San Juan while he was pooh-pooh-ing at some “bukid”! Muntik na silang malaglag sa silya nila! Akala nila nagbibiro lang ako!

  24. a de brux - March 17, 2006 2:22 am

    Y,

    did gonzales the dimwit really suggest to have bloggers jailed?

    he’s even more dimwitted than I thought.

    if he tries to do that overseas Pinoys he’s in for a surprise; that dumb fake doj chief is absolutel “dingue” (mentally ill in English).

  25. a de brux - March 17, 2006 2:26 am

    Yuko,

    If you think that gay beautician for a witness is funny, wait till you hear military friends of mine at NATO when I showed them the hard copy of the powerpoint presentation of the AFP saying that there was a coup d’état conspiracy, coup d’état foiled, quashed, etc.

    They were not impressed at all (that’s un understatement); they were amused and couldn’t believe that our AFP was that amateurish. Of course, the whole thing reflected on the fact that the commander in chief is truly illegitimus.

  26. ystakei - March 17, 2006 10:49 pm

    Anna:

    It was in the newspapers yesterday that he’s planning to charge bloggers with sedition. Ang gago, bakit akala ba niya madidiktahan niya ang mga pulis sa ibang bansa na hulihin ‘bawa ang katulad ko na may koneksyon mismo sa pulis dito! Baka mapahiya sila!

    Itong mga kabalen ni Pandak at Tababoy ay talagang mga may hangin din sa ulo kapag binigyan ng power.

    Di bale, pasasaan ba’t matatanggal din si Pandak huwag lang magtagumpay ang balak ni Martinez na hatiin ang Pilipinas para sila maging hari at reyna!

    Sobra ang tupak sa ulo

  27. Mike - March 18, 2006 3:02 am

    glue-riya makapal ayoko (mag resign) joke:

    sa isang cabinet meeting;
    gma: sino tamaan ng bolang ito mag resign ha
    (pinatalbog ni pandak ang bolang hawak nya, tumalbog at bumalik sa kanya at tinamaan)
    gma: ooops! praktis lang yan ha…o, ulit, ulit.
    ———————————————————–
    wala na sigurong pag asang mawala sa mapa ng pilipinas itong
    kutong lupa na ito, sobra pa sa epoxy ang kapit sa trono na di naman kanya. may alam ba kayong pang tanggal ng pandikit?

  28. Ellen - March 18, 2006 8:24 am

    I like your joke, Mike.

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