Sold: 24,000 sq. km. of Philippine territory

spratlys-deal.jpg

The joint seismic study agreement the Philippines struck with China in 2004 preparatory to oil exploration in the disputed Spratlys covers an area that laps the western shores of Philippines, Malaya was able to establish yesterday.

The agreement has been kept secret by the Philippine government, but Malaya was able to secure a copy of Annex “A” which delineates the boundaries of the area covered.

At its farthermost eastern edge, the area is around 25 kilometers from the southern tip of Palawan. At its northern boundary, the area abuts the Malampaya oil field and includes an area the Philippines had long awarded to a British company for oil exploration.

Of the total 142,886 kilometers, around 24,000 square kilometers clearly belong to the Philippines and fall outside the areas in the Spratlys which are claimed either in whole or in part by the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia and Brunei.

The area also swallows almost 80 percent of the Kalayaan Group which the Philippines claims.

The Spratly island itself, which serves as the reference when referring to the Spratly Group, is at the westernmost edge area covered by the agreement. The island is about 700 kilometers from Palawan.

Malaya publisher Amado Macasaet, in an article, has said that President Arroyo and then Speaker Jose de Venecia might be held liable for treason for signing the agreement in exchange for loans “attended by bribery and corruption.”

Resolutions have been filed at both the Senate and the House calling for an inquiry into the “sellout” of Philippine territory.

Cabinet secretary Ricardo Saludo dared critics to question the Spratly deal before the Supreme Court instead of citing what he called hearsay.

“Why does the opposition keep resorting to press statements and partisan hearings? Is it afraid of impartial due process?” he said.

He said former Senate President Franklin Drilon, being a topnotch lawyer and former justice secretary, should “know how to test the validity of any agreement.”

Drilon, in a television interview, has said he was formally informed that the approval of the Chinese loan for the $500 million NorthRail project was tied to the Spratly deal.

Vice President Noli de Castro said he wants to hear the side of Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs, adding that all he knows about the deal is based on media reports.

The Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU) was signed on Sept. 1, 2004 between the China National Offshore Oil Corp. and the Philippine National Oil Corp., reportedly in exchange for billions worth of soft loans for projects like the national broadband network project, the cyber education project, and the North and South Rail projects.

Vietnam initially denounced the agreement, but came on board in March 2005.

The DFA has explained that the JMSU, which includes conduct of joint explorations and similar activities among the three Spratly claimants (China, Vietnam and the Philippines), does not impinge on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Philippines.

It said JMSU is “a landmark agreement that affirms the political commitment of three claimant states to approach their disputes in the South China Sea in a peaceful and constructive manner.” The Philippines and China were the first signatories to the JMSU. Vietnam later joined in the agreement.

Rep. Roilo Golez (Ind. Parañaque) said De Venecia must come out and tell everything he knows about the “origins and background” of the Spratly deal.

Golez and detained Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV have filed separate resolutions calling for a probe.

Golez said De Venecia should explain whether there is truth to the insinuation that there is a link between this agreement and China’s soft loan facility of $2 billion a year for controversial and allegedly overpriced projects like NorthRail, SouthRail, NBN-ZTE, among others.”

“The former Speaker must also clarify if there were other top officials who intervened in the signing of the deal. Knowing the decision-making process for deals of this nature, I cannot believe that the Speaker alone can swing this without Malacañang’s approval,” he said.

De Venecia has denied that the deal was forged in exchange for loans. He added the deal would even avert a potential conflict that may arise in the Spratlys.

De Venecia said that after the seismic data-gathering, it would only be logical to begin exploratory oil drilling which he said is very much needed in the face of the sky-rocketing prices of oil products.

Golez said the Spratlys is believed to contain oil reserves of around 200 billion barrels which at present oil price level would translate to around $20 trillion.

Rep. Orlando Fua (Lakas, Siquijor), senior vice chair of the committee on foreign affairs, on Wednesday night said in the plenary that the DFA has been lobbying against the passage of House Bill 3216 which defines the Philippines’ archipelagic baseline, including the Kalayaan Group of Islands and the Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys.

Fua said this is the reason the House has not approved the bill on final reading despite its inclusion in the agenda.

Sources said the DFA does not want the House version because this would antagonize the Chinese who have been providing loans to the Philippines.

Alarming

Senate majority leader Francis Pangilinan said if the Spratly deal is indeed tainted by anomaly, “then we must all be alarmed because then we will find that the Filipino people need to protect themselves from their very own government.”

Pangilinan said the Philippines entered into 31 agreements with China last year to promote bilateral trade and development in the next 10 years. These include the agreement to jointly undertake seismic studies of the Spratlys and explore the territory for oil and natural gas.

According to reports, the Chinese government committed $2 billion in official development assistance every year to the Republic of the Philippines until 2010 after the deal was signed.

Senators have said that the 67 bilateral agreements which the Arroyo administration signed with China seem to be a “precondition to the bilateral loan agreements granted by China to the Philippines to finance the government’s overpriced and anomalous projects such as the NBN-ZTE contract and the North Rail project.

Of the 67 bilateral agreements, 57 were signed after Aug. 31, 2003 or after talks were opened relative to China’s oil and gas exploration of Spratly Islands.

Of no value

The National Union of People’s Lawyers said Malacañang’s challenge to bring the Spratly deal before the courts is meaningless and “of no value.”

Neri Javier Colmenares, the group’s secretary general, said no suit against the JMSU can be filed “unless President Arroyo allows officials, including Chairman Romulo Neri, to testify, and the negotiations leading to the JMSU, including the Agreement itself, are made transparent and publicly submitted to the Senate investigation.”

Colmenares nevertheless said the JMSU is “void if signed by President Arroyo and the Chinese government in consideration of fraudulent transactions in the various projects and loan agreements involving Chinese companies.”

“In fact, due to the fraudulent transactions accompanying the loan agreements, the Philippine has every right to demand the voidance of the loans should fraud be proved between the two parties,” he said. – Jocelyn Montemayor, Wendell Vigilia, JP Lopez and Anthony Ian Cruz

Related story: Spratlys deal irked US

Spratlys deal shelved?

March 8, 2008 4:27 am   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, NBN/ZTE, South China Sea

68 Responses

  1. AdeBrux - March 8, 2008 5:03 am

    Ellen,

    These people are mad to even begin to tinker with China on the issues of the Kalayaan islands — we have a standing claim and unless it’s out in the open, Gloria couldn’t have begun to tinker with any contract.

    Talk of a moral coup d’état!

  2. Laski - March 8, 2008 5:32 am

    Selling PI territory amounts to treason. Gloria will do anything for a few pieces of silver. Her recent trip to India was in effect selling the birthright of pinoys – offering India businessmen the right to explore and exploit the mining potentials of PI. Selling birthright or territory amounts to the same thing – treason. Gloria is sowing the wind – soon she will reap the whirlwind

  3. hawaiianguy - March 8, 2008 5:41 am

    It’s just right that the Senate opens up this probe into the Spratlys. Then, the people would know what this govt was really up to. The Spratly deal is a sellout!

  4. Diego K. Guerrero - March 8, 2008 6:52 am

    Based on map, the red covered area joint seismic study agreement the Philippines struck with China over-laps Philippines 200 nautical miles Exclusive Economic Zone. The red area covers near Palawan Island shorelines. There are ongoing Nido offshore oil exploration Galoc 3 and Galoc 4 wells in Northwest Palawan basin. It’s not only Kalayan Group Is.; Palawan Is. is also included in the alleged deal sell-out.

  5. Diego K. Guerrero - March 8, 2008 7:10 am

    Malampaya Experience Shows Philippines May Lose From Spratly Deal
    This is the experience with the Malampaya natural gas project where foreigners disproportionately benefit from the country’s natural gas resources.
    info.ibon.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=258&Itemid=50

  6. cocoy - March 8, 2008 7:37 am

    hawaaianguy;
    Of course! Spratley deal is a sellout.Pinag-aawayan iyang Spratley dahil sa abundant natural resources.Whoever can claim the majority Island has and edge in Asian domination.Gloria must be impeach and go to jail for that lousy deal.

  7. chi - March 8, 2008 7:45 am

    This sellout of Philippine territory by Gloria should finish her! The Senators must hear this issue at once and save the country from foreign invasion.

    Enrile was correct to advice Gloria not to step down. Ibibitin siya ng patiwarik ng mga pinoy and pelt her with stones for treason.

  8. hawaiianguy - March 8, 2008 7:59 am

    cocoy, chi,

    Aling Gloria already sold the Philippines to the Chinese. Big question is: What should the Filipinos do now?

  9. grizzy - March 8, 2008 8:07 am

    The whole Philippine Islands may already be on sale. The idiot has been using Philippine patrimonies as collateral for all the monies that she has been borrowing overseas that we know now to be one of the way she and her husband together with those creeps patronizing them have tried to fatten their pockets with.

    We, Filipinos and ex-Filipino citizens in Japan, have known of this scam long, long time ago as when she and her husband tried to get rid of all 5 patrimonies of the Philippines in Japan in late 2003 soon after she announced her desire to run for president. We immediately construed that she was intending to use the money gained from such attempt on her candidacy that we thought Filipinos should not allow.

    The Supreme Court in fact ruled in 1992 that the patrimonies acquired through reparations from Japan should not be disposed of without a national referendum or consent of the Filipino people, who are the rightful owners of these properties, not this criminal who has weaved her way through Philippine politics no doubt through devious and criminal means.

    Not even Marcos in fact, during his 20 years in office, tried to make money out of these patrimonies more out of consideration for his comrade in arms during WWII, unlike this dorobo, who thinks she is the rightful owner of the Philippines with her bogus claim of descendancy from a Manila chieftain, one of many in fact.

    Fortunately, the more moralistic Japanese stopped the recent attempt to get rid of the ambassador’s residence with question on the identity of the questionable bidder. Amazingly, Ermita owned responsibility for what
    the Japanese acting as caretakers of the patrimonies in Japan suspect to be a scam. For how much and why, who knows?

    Point is just for how much longer will Filipinos allow this criminal to do these scams? Enough is enough. Sobra Na, Tama Na, Kilos Na!

    The rallies must go on, with or without permits. Ipakita na ang galit sa mga kurakot na ito.

  10. uroknon - March 8, 2008 8:15 am

    Lahat na atang katiwalian sa mundo ginawa na at patuloy pang ginagawa, ang tanong, “HANGGANG BULATLAT NA LANG BA TAYONG MGA PINOY?” Wala ba tayong magagawa? Nasaan na ang mga sundalo? Nasaan ang mga politiko? Nasaan ang mga abogado? Nasaan na ang mga Pilipino? Hanggang ingay na lang ba tayo? Minsan iniisip ko at maging ng ibang mga Pilipino lilipas din ang ingay na yan, pero paano na ang kinabukasan ng aking pamilya at kinabukasan ng ating bansa? Lalayas na rin ba ako ng Pilipinas? Hayyyy, nakakapagod na talaga, mismong ibang mga Obispo walang moral responsibility. Mismong Obispo ng aking probinsya (Virac) namasyal sa Palasyo. Ano kaya ang ginawa ng mokong na ito sa palasyo? Mapapaisip lang ako ng kakaiba.

    But anyway, sana himukin na natin ang mga kapatid nating sundalo, sa tingin ko sila na lang ang huli nating pag-asa (bagamat mali) upang makamit ang pagbabagong ating inaasam. Di tayo magtatagumpay kung di nagkakaisa ang mga tao sa tulong ng mga sundalo.

  11. Eggplant - March 8, 2008 8:16 am

    I understand where Mr. Saludo is coming, he is with Malacanang and must protect his boss.
    He dared the opposition including former senator Drillon to bring the case to the Supreme Court. Further he question Drillon’s ability to understand “validity of any agreement.” Hello Mr. Saludo, are you saying that Mr. Drillon is ignorant of the law for simply telling to the public something irregular that this administration entered into with China which is detrimental to the interest the Filipino people? Kung ikaw kaya ang aagawan ng lupa at bahay do you still consult the Supreme Court before saying “foul?”

  12. grizzy - March 8, 2008 8:38 am

    Off-topic, FYI

    —–Original Message—–
    Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 9:11 AM
    Subject: Photos/Text: Candles for Beth, Candles for Justice on her 100th day of captivity

    Family, friends and former mentors of Elizabeth Principe, together with peace advocates gathered at Elizabeth’s alma mater, St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City and lit 100 candles to continue their call for her release from detention and for justice.

    The 100 candles also highlight the continued disappearance of Beth’s husband, Leo Velasco, also an NDFP consultant, who was abducted on Feb. 19, 2007

    Please visit:

    http://www.arkibongbayan.org

    Arkibong Bayan Web Team

  13. uncvlized - March 8, 2008 8:52 am

    Bakit kaya hindi nalang ibenta yun palace sa malacanang at yun mansion sa baguio. Sino dito gustong magbid ?? o meron pa kayo masusuggest na ibid ??

  14. Valdemar - March 8, 2008 9:29 am

    Anyone can sell the Philippines. Heard they even sold a portion of Manila Bay in cahoots with the RDs. A lot in the north was sold and titled nefariously ten times thru the Laoag DENR. Yan pa naman Kalayan na hindi part ng Philippines ay aankinin pa natin. May evidensiya ba tayo at dumaan na sa proper court na pagaari natin ang Spratlys? Lets leave the Spratlys alone baka doon na gustong manirahan si PGMA.

  15. pilot_nyog - March 8, 2008 9:41 am

    maganda yan naisip mo uncvlized! but for sure nasa plano na yan ng mga uhaw nating namumuno… nevertheless, part of this deal could be the balooning numbers of chinesse people now here in our land selling goods at super low rate but surely are smuggled items of which are played by our customs personnels! nakapwesto ng mga tindahan yet dont even knows any language rather that chinesse…….. d kaya mga spy ito na pinadala ng chinesse government? then one day pag gising natin e under chinesse government na tayo? d ba history naman yan about spies acting as natural person but at the same time sending informations to thier base! tandaan that this chinesse came under gloria’s term!

  16. Eggplant - March 8, 2008 10:02 am

    Somebody shared with me the comment of a garbage collector (in one of the Villar’s subdivisions) regarding the alleged “sell out of Phillipine claim to the Spratleys.”
    “Kami ay nabubuhay na marangal kahit namumulot lang ng basura. Buti pa sila walang kahirap-hirap, namumulot lang ng pera at bilyon-bilyon pa. Nakakainggit di ba? Pero sa akin lang, masahol pa sila sa asong ulol sa ginagawa nilang pangaabuso sa Pilipinas, e. At kung sino man ang mga taong nanguna diyan sa pagbebenta ng ating teritoryo, wala silang ipinagiba sa mga makapili ng panahon ng Japon. Hindi ko naman ito hinihingi ha, pero kung ibebenta lang nila tayo nang buhay, dapat lang sa kanila e, magkatulo (infection of the organ?) nang matauhan ang mga ugok.

    The message is clear.

  17. Eggplant - March 8, 2008 10:16 am

    I just receive a funny text message from my friend.

    A garbage collector asked for a glass of water from my friend. After drinking it the garbage collector thanked my friend and said: “Mabuti pa iyong mga nasa mataas na poder ng gobierno namumulot lang ng pera. Kami hanggang basura na lang. Nakakatulo laway naman.” My friend answered, “bakit ka maiinggit e marangal itong ginagawa mo, nabubuhay ka sa sarili mong pawis.” The garbage collector answered, “nakakainis na kasi e, ibenebenta tayo ng buhay.” My friend just smiled. “E, ano ang dapat nating gawin…” The basurero answered, “wala.” Then he scratched his head and qualified his statement. “Maam okey lang ba na ipagdasal na lang ang mga kurakot sa gobierno.” My friend replied, okey lang para magbago sila. But the basurero was quick to answer, “hindi ho, ipagdasal na lang sila na magka-tulo nang matauhan ang mga ugok.” My friend laughed so loud. But the message is clear, right?

  18. florry - March 8, 2008 10:59 am

    Bottom line is it all goes down to money and there’s a lot of money involved in the $$$pratly deal. Whatever it takes, whatever the future holds for the country, whatever treason we talk about, that’s no concern of the Pidals. The greed and their naked ambition is to make and make more and more money while they are in power and have time to do it.

  19. Golberg - March 8, 2008 11:09 am

    Nakakabahala!
    Noong Dec. 2005 (kung hindi ako nagkakamali) nasunog yung yung 2nd floor ng BID. Sa palapag na iyon, nandun yung mga passport ng mga Chinese nationals na nakapasok dito sa Pinas at mga overstaying pa. Sunog pati mga passport. Taong 2005 din nang mabanggit ng superior ko na sa may Ilocos, maraming pumapasok na chinese. Dun ang port of entry nila.
    Parang panahon nung Japanese occupation. Bago ang occupation may mga Japanese generals na akala moy ordinaryong mga turista lang, yun pala ay mga espiya na.

  20. Toney Cuevas - March 8, 2008 11:37 am

    Its hard to imagine, quite unbelievable, that such vital important document to the Philippines nation, “Joint Seismic Study Signed Agreement” between two countries Philippines and China can’t be located, misplaced or missing. How can this happened? This is no laughing matter! President Arroyo and then Speaker Jose de Venecia, must be be forced to tell it all. All Pilipino should be outraged. What these two corrupts are thinking, that all Pilipinos are all dumb and naive and that they both could get away without anyone noticing it? Maybe, somebody should look into the $168 million unpaid loan de Venecia made that Enrile was about to report to the Media and decided to shut his mouth. Would be nice to know, if the taxpayers has been paying for the loan all these years.

  21. andres - March 8, 2008 12:57 pm

    Bkit ba napakamalas ng ating bansa na nagkakaroon ng mga pinuno na ipinagbibili ang ating bayan!

    Ang Borneo na napakayaman sa likas na kayamanan ay ibinigay ng mga sultan ng Mindanao sa Malaysia.

    Noong panahon ng Amerikano, ang Subic , Clark, John Hay , at iba pa ay ginawang kampo hanggang 1991. Maging ang ating mga mayayamang lupain at mina ay binigyan ng karapatan ang mga malalaking kumpanya ng mga Kano upang minahin at pagkakitaan.

    Ngayon naman, ito si President Evil Bitch Arroyo, ay halos ibinigay na ang Spratly group of islands na inaasahan may mga yaman na mina at langis sa ilalim sa mga Instik naman.

    Ito ba ay kapalit ng mga malalaking kontrata na pinasukan ng mga intsik?

    Marahil ay ito na ang isa sa pinakamalaki sa maraming kasalan ni Gloria sa ating bayan. Kitang-kita dito na siya ay isang traydor sa sariling bayan.

    This is TREASON!

    Ang kaparusahan dito ay bitay o firing squad.

  22. tikboyblue - March 8, 2008 1:28 pm

    Eggplant says: … But the message is clear, right?

    @ Eggplant. I don’t like the message. Mas magandang message: Sana pulutin na lang sa kangkungan ang mga namumulot ng pera sa palasyo. Kung magkakatulo lang kasi sila, baka dumami ang ma-infect. 😀

  23. ipaglaban_mo - March 8, 2008 1:31 pm

    Simulan na rin ang civil-disobedience. Kung meron man magbabalak na militar, I’m sure pinakawalan na ni Asspweron ang ISAPF para sirain/huliin sila.

    grizzy, yong Japanese na students sa march for women today metro manila, pro or anti gloria ba sila? Just curious lang…

  24. invictus - March 8, 2008 2:19 pm

    Are we repeating history here through gloria? this is very threatening and the observations that one day we might wake up being invaded by china is not far from happening. noong nanalo tayo sa kastila, ibinenta tayo sa america agad ng ating pinuno. do we have to refresh our memories by reading books like “History of the Filipino People” and “A past revisited,” to clearly remind us that we have traitors in the government before.

    I would suggest that teachers should take this opportunity to discuss current issues in relation to the philippine government and history from high school to college level. why the students? because we are talking about their future here. this is not just our future. mas may panahon sila na tumulong para isulong ang katotohanan. this is part of academic freedom and freedom of expression of the students. kaya unconstitutional na i ban ang mga activities na isulong ang kalayaan at katarungan sa Pilipinas. There are limitations on what they can achieve but we know that they have the capability to save this nation.

    Teachers, please provide a comprehensive discussion of the current issues which can be related to the past. Hindi lang ito magagawa sa history subjects natin. This can be applied across the curriculum. Meron tayong integrated approach na pwedeng gamitin ang mga authentic materials such as news stories and events sa ating mga klase. I would be very willing to help design a module for that. kahit sa online. Hindi lang ang mga civilians o military ang may roles dito, pati na rin ang mga estudyante. Siguradong may mga oppose sa ideang ito pero our history is a witness also na ang mga kabataan at mga mag-aaral ay minsan na ring naging bahagi ng pagsulong ng kapakanan ng ating bayan.

  25. grizzy - March 8, 2008 2:23 pm

    I should add that those Japanese students are not as they are concerned with whether Gloria Dorobo is removed as they are in helping Filipinos learn how to fight for their rights and privilege though peaceful assembly as the rallies provide. It is called “Freedom of speech, expression and assembly.”

  26. grizzy - March 8, 2008 2:41 pm

    .. through peaceful assembly…

  27. Eggplant - March 8, 2008 6:36 pm

    Tikboy,
    Tikboy,
    The message implied here is not a mere curse to those who plunder government resources to acquire STD or even an HIV. It simply means that majority of the Filipinos are now aware of what is going on to their government. They now understand how corruption is deeply ingrained in the leadership, and how the people suffer injustices from the hands of those who control power and the wealth of this nation. Even the lowly basurero could comprehend the magnitude of destruction brought about by this systematic corruption in the goverment; from this we do not only lose billions people’s money but aw well as our territorial claim of the Spratleys. The message is clear, it’s coming soon, this perceived evil regime may soon experience the wrath of the people.

  28. uncvlized - March 8, 2008 6:43 pm

    RP knew Spratlys exploration ‘too close’ to Palawan – according from abscbnnews
    Grabe ang laki din pala ng sakot ng spratlys pati yun palawan kasama din pala

  29. grizzy - March 8, 2008 6:59 pm

    The Filipinos should follow the examples of the Japanese who have recently demanded to meet with the Chinese in determining the demarcation line between Japan and China since the Chinese seem to have a penchant to claim ownership now of islands situated in a body of water called “China Sea,” especially with a criminal there pawning islands in the Philippines for loans incurred in the name of the Filipino people including commissions, etc.

    For heaven’s sake, they should start worrying now, and think of how they can get rid of the creep without much bloodshed to stop these scams being done in their name.

  30. J. Cruz - March 8, 2008 7:40 pm

    Is it JMSU or is it a conundrum?

    Reading all of the above commentaries, in its most simplistic form, I submit it is….

    GMA-ILMU — GMA Indiscriminate Love of Money Undertaking

    Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking? It’s beginning to look & smell like….

    Republic of the Philippines
    a subsidiary of the People’s Republic of China

    Fu__ You — evil bitch! Go ahead & sell your soul and that of your kind as many times as you want.

    Spare us and Back Off!

  31. J. Cruz - March 8, 2008 8:06 pm

    Is it JMSU or a conundrum?

    After reading all of the above commentaries, I respectfully submit it is….

    GMA-ILMU — GMA Indiscriminate Love of Money Undertaking!

    Except for GMA and her rah-rah boys & girls believing everyday is April 1st, it smells and looks every bit the calculated & accelerated transformation of the

    Republic of the Philippines
    a subsidiary of the People’s Republic of China

    Fu__ you — evil bitch! Go ahead & sell you soul along with your kind to the devil many times over….

    Spare us and Back Off!

  32. Reyna Elena - March 8, 2008 9:19 pm

    Ang nalaman ko sa lola ko nung nasa bundok pa ako nang Barrio Siete mga kabisyo, pag maganda ka maganda ka. At pag mabaho ang ginawa mo, kahit na anong CK-B at katas nang dinikdik na gumamela and ipaligo mo, lalabas at lalabas ang totoong amoy mong onidoro.

    Palibhasa dwende ang utak, ang thinking eh indi maaamoy ang mga tinatagong kabugukan.

    Yan na nga ang katawa-tawa sa mga kunyaring “leaders” natin, to each his/her own. Walang consistency and straight foreign policies, rather personal polish ever ever nang kanilang mga bank accounts.

    Abutin man nang pag-freeze nang impierno, we all should be vigilant at wag tigilan angga’t di nakakalabas ang tunay na tidal waves of kurapsyon na nangyari! Grrrr!

  33. Toney Cuevas - March 8, 2008 9:53 pm

    Evil bitch worthless Gloria is not going to change, she can’t, she’s in too deep. Gloria will do whatever it take with the support of those shielding her all these years. She has no feeling whatsoever, she is what she is, corrupt, shameless, liar and thief. Quite clear, it’s all about Gloria and Philippines come last. Gloria is going to steal as much as she can, in $billions, to make the Forbes list, as one of the richest bitch in the world. Needless to say, she has doing a great job, through corruption, stealing people’s money, matter not who gets hurt. Gloria is not going to resign, she already made it very clear. One million bodies, it seems impossible, since people has other priorities than to be on the street. Kinda disheartening, I couldn’t imagine what could be more important than to kick Gloria out of Malacanang by force at any mean? As I see it, no other higher priority, at present, than to bring down Gloria’s govt. Gloria must go!

  34. bitchevil - March 8, 2008 10:09 pm

    Off-topic: An Obama adviser quit for calling Mrs. Clinton a “Monster”. Obama is not even the President yet; and here’s one adviser so decent enough to resign for making such remark. What about Neri who called Arroyo an “Evil” and Salceda calling her “Luckiest Bitch”? Both are still with Malacanang.

  35. Ellen - March 8, 2008 10:38 pm

    Macario and Grizzy,

    Will you please stop bitching at each other? Please considerate with others who are fed up with your personal animosities. It’s not pleasant at all. I will erase those senseless exchanges. Please don’t tax my patience.

  36. kapatid - March 8, 2008 10:44 pm

    Unfortunately, Grizzy, the Philippines has no leverage to demand from China and other claimants. Our Economy and Armed Forces are too weak. Also, the Philippines has NOT submitted the territorial boundaries, it is still languishing in the House, awaiting ratification. Word is, it is being intentionally held, until the the time lapse, wherein the philippines would lose claim to Spratly. For obvious reasons (loans), this is in coordination with CHINA. Methinks, the DFA has something to do with this as well. You could actually ask Amb. Siazon over there in Japan about the Spratly.
    Anyways, we need to do what has to be done. We should act now. We should demand that all transactions entered into by GMA, especially those with CHINA be scrutinized and be made public. The Filipinos still have the right to VOID these contracts, even at the expense of losing our face today. We could recover from that, but surely we would never recover lost territory if we allow it to proceed.

  37. grizzy - March 8, 2008 10:57 pm

    Anong walang leverage, Kabayan? Ang daming assets ng Pilipinas unless, of course, inubos na ng hudas na iyan. Ke wala o meron, dapat ipaglaban ng mga pilipino ang kanilang kanila. Siguro naman may mga nakatagong papeles sa United Nationations Organizations for example kung gano kalaki ang sakop ng Pilipinas. Kalokohan ang wala.

    BTW, I met some Filipino activists at a press con at the Diet, the Japanese parliament. Impress sila sa lakas ng press dito at citizens’ activism without anyone being called names.

    Sarap ng kuwentuhan namin. They told me of the Pidal sons acting like they now own the Philippine Congress that they seem to treat like their own personal corporation with them and the uncle as members of the executive boards. Nakakasuka daw iyong mga mayordomo ni Gloria Dorobo who have taken over the function of former mayordomo, JdV, na parang uto-uto daw pati doon sa mga anak ng mga dorobo. Mas kawawa daw iyong mga nasa Opposition who are treated like some vermins.

    Tanong ko naman sa kanila, bakit nila pinababayaan ang ganoong kawalanghiyaan?

    Tuloy ang laban! Enough is enough! These crooks have to go!

  38. grizzy - March 8, 2008 11:00 pm

    Oops, hindi pala Kabayan, Kapatid. Sorry, but the above is intended for the post before mine.

  39. grizzy - March 8, 2008 11:16 pm

    At least, over here, we walk the talk, and somehow, succeeded the attempt to sell the Philippine patrimonies in Japan with a Supreme Court ruling against any attempt to dispose it without the Philippine public informed about any bidding for them that are now being done in Manila because the crooks feel that it is safer there with an indifferent majority.

    If we did not protest against the plan then to sell all the properties acquired through reparations in 1989, wala na sigurong natira na ngayon ay pinag-iinteresan naman ni Gloria Dorobo.

    Over here, when we fight, we fight. Walang umuurong. And definitely, no sourgraping because none I guess has any vested interest in what we are doing. Laban lang, for country and people!

  40. grizzy - March 8, 2008 11:22 pm

    …succeeded in stopping the attempt to …..

  41. Chabeli - March 8, 2008 11:25 pm

    Gloria actually thinks that she & her family are the sole owners of the Republic of the Philippines by making such a move ! I am at a loss for polite words to describe this woman – calling her a fuck*n prostitute is an understatement.

    This evil bitch must be kicked out of the Palace as in yesterday or else the Philippines will go down into the trash bin.

    To Gloria: If prostituting is an obvious profession to you, wag ka nga mag damay ! Back off, Evil Bitch !

  42. juanito dela cruz II - March 8, 2008 11:30 pm

    May jeepney strike sa martes, March 11. May rally sa biyernes, March 14. what if sa March 12 and 13, mag dayoff tayo lahat sa work, gawin nating parang good friday, walang pasok lahat. 2 days sacrifice. Matagal na kasi tayong nagsa sacrifice. Suggestion lang.
    Nagagalit yung Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce, sa mga rallies. Naabala daw yung business nila. Puro pagkita ng pera na lang ba iisipin nila? Magsacrifice naman sila kahit konti. Kapag di nag resign si Unana, 100% sure na magkakagulo. Baka lalo silang mahirapang kumita, dahil pag nagkagiyera sibil, HINDI NA USO ANG PERA.

  43. juanito dela cruz II - March 8, 2008 11:42 pm

    Kaya pala bumabaha ng produktong galing China dito sa atin, ibinenta na pala tayo. marami ng pilipinong kapitalista ng nagsara dito sa atin, NALUGI. Wag na tayong bibili ng produktong galing China.
    CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ang pinakamatinding solusyon, but it would be the greatest sacrifice that we can do.

  44. bitchevil - March 9, 2008 12:45 am

    Today’s news says the next Senate witness is a former PNOC official, a certain Manalac. Why reveal his identity with only two days to go before the hearing resumes? I thought Lacson and Pimentel promised not to reveal this witness’s identity for his security.

  45. Diego K. Guerrero - March 9, 2008 2:40 am

    Malacanang spies may have already identified new Senate witness. Revealing his name to the media is considered a buffer for further harassment and intimidation. I’m confident that Manalac is protected by Sen. Lacson’s security and the Senate.

  46. bitchevil - March 9, 2008 2:59 am

    I hope so, Mr. Guerrero. Gloria and her henchmen are so powerful that they could do whatever they want these days. One friendly bishop even came to her defense clearing her of being evil possessed as claimed by her detractors. How did this bishop (Labayen) know that Arroyo is free of evil spirit?
    An evil bishop is in no position to clear another evil.

  47. atty36252 - March 9, 2008 3:03 am

    Si Eduardo Mañalac ang pumirma ng Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking.

  48. Diego K. Guerrero - March 9, 2008 3:03 am

    Did the bishop exorcise Gloria Arroyo? Ang mukha ni Gloria parang bansot na demonyo di lalo na ang kanyang budhi.

  49. Diego K. Guerrero - March 9, 2008 3:18 am

    Siguradong ‘first hand information’ ang galing kay Ginoong Manalac kapag tumestigo sa Senado. Baka sabihin ng Malacanang hearsay o tsismis naman. Naubusan siguro sila ng mga palusot at kasungalingan. Gloria traidor!

    According to Newsbreak: In 2002, Arroyo appointed Mañalac, an experienced exploration geologist, as undersecretary at the Department of Energy (DOE) right after his seven-year stint in China. As executive of the American firm Philips Petroleum, Mañalac had dealt with the CNOOC and was given the highest possible award by the Chinese government for having discovered the largest oil deposit in the offshore of China.

    Exploring The Spratlys
    http://www.newsbreak.com.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1572&Itemid=88889064

  50. invictus - March 9, 2008 4:54 am

    sacrifices are to be made and the most gloria can do now is save her boat from sinking…she will surely make a scenario to declare a martial law. hence, they are trying to spread the so-called coup rumors. nobody would like to buy that now since we all know that the soldiers detained are not planning that..although they know that they will be used by esperon as scapegoats.

    but gloria should not be very confident with her people in the afp…she can never be too sure if the loyalty of the majority of the afp is with her or only just a handful of those in the higher echelon.

    i agree that we could boycott china products yet what choices do the common tao has? a cheaper product from china or the expensive one from us?

  51. florry - March 9, 2008 5:05 am

    JDV again is presented another golden opportunity to live up to his being “Sunshine Joe”. It appears that he is also in too deep on the deal but he has his choices; to be or not to be. Now it depends on what tune he is going to sing, or will this be a case where he and the bitch will join forces to defend thenselves and be back in each others lap, and blend their tune into “You needed me, I needed you”.

  52. bitchevil - March 9, 2008 6:03 am

    Where are the just and upright men? Where are those with moral values? These cheaters and liars’ throats must be cut and their tongues torn from their roots. JDV, show that you are an upright man. Speak! You have nowhere to go. You’re ousted as House Speaker and Lakas President. What else do you want? How can you withstand such humiliation? Be a Chavit Singson. The nation is waiting for you…

  53. gusa77 - March 9, 2008 6:08 am

    To JdLC2,MONIES are not expirables,Chinese will worry about there are no more money were left for them in the event things gotten worse,because money(in formed of Int’l currencies)been horded long time ago before scandals broke out.The money still circulating are strong(kuno)pesos,supplements the support of Economic Blooning statement,another are for; maintained and sustained thier over staying or paving thier great ESCERDA,you think they will copy cat of MARCOS technic! no way, lessons been learned as far as removing the looties,Marcos ways are not applicables,those been used by stone ages periods w/hi-tech,your billons will be transfered in few seconds w/o using any lifting on trying to carrying it.Banking operations are different now a days,new operations are the fastest way moving your wealth to any place on you desired with proper proceedures.

  54. Ellen - March 9, 2008 6:41 am

    I seriously doubt if the next witness is Mañalac. But let’s see.

  55. gusa77 - March 9, 2008 7:45 am

    Manalac,sound familiar and famous sound from Pampanga or some speaking KENNY’s,I hope his tunes of singing are POLKS SONG not hard rocks to cracks nor heavy metals for armor plating purposes.Nice to watch the on coming big Event of digging TRUTH.

  56. kapatid - March 9, 2008 8:50 am

    Yep. it is possible that it is not Manalac, it could be a ploy to protect the real witness. Baka si Ermita. FVR and Ermita concurred with JDV, when he asked GMA to step down as party president / head. Could it be possible that Ermita and FVR would diassociate themselves from the embattled and lie-filled GMA? Manalac would be a good withness as he was privy to the deals and representeted Vince (Energy Sec.) in the JMSU negotiations. The bottomline is we get to the TRUTH and ensure that our interest, and NOT the ARROYOS’, is protected.
    We should also pressure both houses to approved and submit to UN the Territorial / Border Definiton of the Republic of the Philippines, otherwise we lose our claim to the Spratlys, and to top it all off, we lose part of Palawan since the JMSU has taken up approximately 24K sq km of our EEZ. We should demand that the “PHILIPPINES FOR SALE” signage put up by GMA be taken down! Herself included!

  57. grizzy - March 9, 2008 11:39 am

    Juanito dela Cruz: Kaya pala bumabaha ng produktong galing China dito sa atin, ibinenta na pala tayo. marami ng pilipinong kapitalista ng nagsara dito sa atin, NALUGI. Wag na tayong bibili ng produktong galing China.
    *****

    Good suggestion. Ako matagal ko nang ginagawa iyan. I make sure I don’t buy even those cheapie ones sold at our 100 yen shops. I always check the tag. Madali kasing masira.

  58. Chabeli - March 9, 2008 3:16 pm

    Bitchevil,

    Regarding your comments (March 9th, 2008 at 12:45 am), “..Why reveal his identity with only two days to go before the hearing resumes? I thought Lacson and Pimentel promised not to reveal this witness’s identity for his security.”

    Usually when the Senate reveals their witness it is because the Senate have to subpoena the witness & a subpoena is a public document. A public document is there for the public to see – including the media. Let’s wait & see if indeed it is Ed Manalac who will appear in the Senate.

  59. gusa77 - March 9, 2008 4:15 pm

    Some of the products coming from China gave us a an edge in terms of savings some for our pocket book,specially,on all occasion wanna to impress someone, wether fake or not,like on xmas,valentine &etc,as far durabilities far from what you expecting.SAVING 30-45% on price tags will help you,on financial side.But it is advantageous we gave to the country w/c the product cmae from,in economics and bussnesses,also encouragement to our gov’t workers to commit corruption,bribery and otehr you can name.Patronizing products that doesn’t went or passed,on rigid researching & testing for HEALTH and SAFETY ,are risky due some of those pose for more trouble in your pocket,specially in health and safety are concerned.

  60. ASIII - March 9, 2008 5:01 pm

    now now

    there was no sale of any part of the spratlys

  61. gusa77 - March 9, 2008 6:42 pm

    Yes,yes, no sale been final yet, watch ,all the defensinve machineries keep rolling to finalize the deal.Good for the economy,will be from our Granpa JOHNNIE,Then good for our foriegn relations,Auntie BRENDA with a body 1/3 of chamellions,mid-extreme portions compose a pair of wings,(use only for emergency situations) utilizing for night flight, for friendly visit,lower extreme,rearend to sway sidewards,to impress still juicy to keep up on fashion trend.National securities zero for the senates,but adviser man fond of bananas,101% support,need supplemental force guarding our Terretory,Rest of senates will be like a buzzing AFRICAN BEES attacking,except for 2 PHANTOM senators,that always thinking in front of rolling cameras,

  62. Valdemar - March 9, 2008 7:12 pm

    ASIII,
    You’re right. No one can sell what is not yet ours. PGMA and FG are just extremely good boodle-boodles. Their Midas touch could sell anything, even your soul.

  63. ASIII - March 9, 2008 10:37 pm

    gusa77,

    “Yes,yes, no sale been final yet”

    by your own words. thank you.

  64. ASIII - March 9, 2008 10:43 pm

    Valdemar,

    the earlier you realize that there was no sale, the better. so you’ll be spared of ‘much ado about nothing’

    its a good thing you pointed out that no one can sell what is not his.

  65. bitchevil - March 10, 2008 12:22 am

    Assuming there was no sale; but what about the agreement detrimental to RP’s claim on Spratly and our sovereignty? Should we be silent on agreement that was illegally entered into? And should we be silent on the amount of bribe money that flowed during the negotiation and agreement? As a patriotic Filipino, I’m sure you will not it this pass.

  66. parasabayan - March 10, 2008 2:46 am

    “Sell” does not necessary mean actual axchange of goods with money. It can also mean an exchange of favor with another favor or an extention of a loan in exchange of the use of someone’s property. “Sell” in the Evil Bitches’ dictionary is all transactional. So she can invite “investments” to the country para mas maraming makukurakot si Fatso, yung dalawa niyang anak, yung Pidal na brother in law niya, yung Bodyguard niyang si asspweron at lahat ng mga nakapaligid sa kanya na bumibili ng multi-million pesos na mansion para sa mga queridas nila. “Sell” is the bitches’ way of paying the favors her supporters accorded her to perpetuate herself in power!

  67. bitchevil - March 10, 2008 2:50 am

    Correct. Sell can be in kinds and favor. For instance, Arroyo thought it was smart to ask for loan and then use this to fund the project with a huge portion of the loan/fund used for pay-off and bribery. But we all now know the scams. There’s no turning back. Investigation must continue…and punish this evil regime.

  68. parasabayan - March 10, 2008 2:50 am

    In te news earlier, it was mentioned that the next witness in the Senate is not Manalac. Mabuti naman kung hindi sasabihin ng Senado yung kanilang witness. This witness may be abducted again. The senate should secure the witness and the family of the witness. Baka matulad siya kay Lozada.Up to now the nuns are still protecting him and his family.

Comments are closed for this entry.