Mikey Arroyo’s reply and VERA Files rejoinder

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ABS-CBN late night news Sunday quoted Mikey as saying he declared the San Francisco Bay Area property in his SALN but was waiting for his lawyer to return from Canada before he would issue an official statement.

From Inquirer:

I declare everything I own—Mikey Arroyo

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQUIRER.net

Pampanga Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo on Monday refuted reports of irregularities in his statement of assets liabilities and net worth (SALN), calling them “malicious” and waste of his time.

“I have always been transparent with my SALN ever since I entered public office. I have declared everything I own there. It is self-explanatory,” said Arroyo, eldest son of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in a statement.

VERA Files rejoinder

The house at 1655 Beach Park Blvd. in Foster City, California remains registered in the name of Angela Arroyo Montenegro, wife of presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, data from the San Mateo County assessor’s office show.

As of Monday, August 31, the latest entry in the assessor’s office was dated April 2008 and shows Angela as the “grantee” of the property, which Mikey on Monday said he had already transferred to a company called Beach Way Park LLC as a way of explaining why the property did not appear in his 2007 and 2008 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Network (SALN). LLC is short for Limited Liability Company.

“(The house) is registered under Beach Way Park LLC in which I am a shareholder and which I declared in my SALN,” Mikey said in reaction to the VERA Files report.

The VERA Files report had cited an entry in Mikey’s SALN for 2008 in which he declared himself a “sharedholder” in Beach Way Park, a company sharing the same address, “Beach Park Blvd, California,” as his Foster City property.

The San Mateo County Assessor’s Office, however, yielded no record of Beach Way Park or its ownership of the Foster City property, which the couple bought in 2006.

Instead, the most recent transaction on record at the assessor’s office was between IndyMac Bank and Angela coursed through the Mortgage Electronic Registration System in which the title was reconveyed or returned to her, not to Beach Way Park. The transaction was recorded on April 15, 2008.

An online search with the U.S. and California Securities and Exchange Commissions and the State of California’s official Website, including its database of LLCs or limited liability companies, also yielded no record of “Beach Way Park LLC.” Information on the State of California’s Website is updated weekly and “is current as of Aug. 28, 2009.”

Although Mikey listed Beach Way Park’s address as Beach Park Blvd. in California, lawyers consulted by VERA Files said the Arroyos could have registered the company in another state.

LLCs or limited liabilities companies in the U.S. are small businesses similar to single proprietorships in the Philippines and can be set up even with just one person as shareholder.

“The limited liability company (LLC ) is now the most common legal entity chosen by small business owners,” said the LLC Expert, a website specializing in the setting up of LLCs. “When you create an LLC, you take the first step in smart business protection planning. A properly formed limited liability company creates a legally enforceable layer of protection between you personally and your business.”

Mikey denied having been contacted by VERA Files. But VERA Files stands by its assertion that it repeatedly tried to contact him by text and calls on his two mobile phones.

Although Mikey, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s eldest child, issued a statement refuting his nondeclaration of the Foster City property, he did not address the other points in the story, which needed explaining.

Among the questions VERA Files sent to Mikey were: Why did he transfer his Redwood City condominium to Angela before selling it in 2005? Similarly, why did he transfer the Foster City property to Angela?

Mikey and Angela sold their Redwood City condominium for $900,000 in September 2005. At the time, his mother, President Gloria Arroyo, was facing impeachment charges for the “Hello, Garci” controversy, the revelation through wiretapped conversations that President Arroyo called up Election Commission Virgilio Garciliano while votes for the 2004 presidential elections were being counted.

INQUIRER.net and other media organizations carried the report of Vera Files exposing that Arroyo failed to declare in his 2007 and 2008 SALN a $1.32-million or P63.7-million beachfront property in the San Francisco Bay Area in California which he bought and then transferred to his wife Angela in 2005.

The house is located at 1655 Beach Park Blvd in Foster City in San Mateo County.

Vera Files said that while the congressman-son of the President declared a residential house in the United States in his SALN for 2005 and 2006, he did not mention it in his SALN for the two succeeding years.

Vera Files also reported that the young Arroyo is indeed a shareholder in Beach Way Park LLC which is located on Beach Park Blvd California, the same street where the Foster City property is located.

“With regards to the San Francisco Bay house, it is registered under beach Way Park LLC in which I am a shareholder and which I declared in my SALN. And this fact was even attested to by the writer or the writers of the story,” he added.

The congressman said the report was misleading either due to the writers’ malicious intent or lack of knowledge on the matter.

“Unfortunately, either the writer or writers deliberately imposed a malicious twist on the story or they lack knowledge on the legal aspects regarding corporations,” he said.

Arroyo said those who have questions on his SALN can talk to his lawyer or those who do not believe him can sue him.

“As much as possible, I don’t want to waste my time dealing with issues like this,” said Arroyo. “There are far more important things to do especially in helping the government find ways to lessen the effects if not bail us out of the impact of the global financial crisis.”

Arroyo also denied that he snubbed the writers’ request for an interview to get his reaction, stressing that the news agency did not attempt to reach him.


From GMA-7 online:


Mikey denies irregularities in his SALN

Presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Macapagal Arroyo on Monday vehemently denied an investigative report alleging that he failed to declare in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) a $1.32 million or P63.7 million property in California.

In a text message, Arroyo said he had “always been transparent” about his SALNs ever since he entered public office, contrary to the Vera Files report that said he did not declare in his 2007 and 2008 SALNs a beachfront property in the San Francisco Bay Area in California which he bought and then transferred to his wife Angela in 2006.

“I have always been transparent with my SALN ever since I entered public office. I have declared everything I own there. It is self-explanatory,” Arroyo said.

“In regard to the San Francisco Bay house, it is registered under beach Way Park LLC in which I am a shareholder and which I declared in my SALN. And this was even attested to by the writer or the writers of the story,” he said.

Arroyo said, “Unfortunately, either the writer or writers deliberately imposed a malicious twist on the story or they lack knowledge on the legal aspects regarding corporations.”

According to the Vera Files report, the house in question is located at 1655 Beach Park Blvd in Foster City in San Mateo County. It said that even if Arroyo relinquished to his wife any right to the property, guidelines for the filing of SALNs in the Philippines require public officials to declare property owned by their spouses.

The Vera Files report said the authors repeatedly attempted to get his side by phone, which Arroyo denied.

“There is no truth to the claims of Vera Files I would not reply to their query because in the first place, they have not contacted me. Vera Files did not try to reach me as they claim to. If they had, I would have taken time to talk to them,” said the presidential son.

Arroyo said anyone who wants to question his SALN can talk to his lawyer who prepared the document. “If they still have doubts, they can sue me,” he added.

Saying there are “far more important things” that he needs to attend to, the Pampanga congressman said he would not discuss the issue further.

“As much as possible, I don’t want to waste my time dealing with issues like this. There are far more important things to do especially in helping the government find ways to lessen the effects if not bail us out of the impact of the global financial crisis,” Arroyo said, adding that as chairman of the House energy committee, he is helping find ways to slash power rates and fuel prices. - Johanna Camille Sisante, GMANews.TV

Click below for the property profile of Miikey Arroyo’s Foster City property:

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Also click here:

mikey Foster City property profile

August 31, 2009 1:34 pm  Tags:   Posted in: Vera Files

107 Responses

  1. martina - August 31, 2009 1:42 pm

    “Talk to my lawyer and if still with doubts, they can sue me,”

    This has become their standard and convenient reply. I guess we can only see what happens when they are out of power.

  2. mumbaki - August 31, 2009 1:44 pm

    Nakakasuka ito!

  3. vic - August 31, 2009 1:48 pm

    Mikey is advised by the same people of her dearest mommy…the same, same, “lies” mix with little brow-nose arrogance. but in the end, together they will fall.

  4. Diego K. Guerrero - August 31, 2009 1:56 pm

    Walang kinalaman ang global financial crisis sa mis-declared California property mo. Tanong ng taumbayan: Bakit biglang lobo ang iyong Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN)?

  5. tru blue - August 31, 2009 1:59 pm

    “As much as possible, I don’t want to waste my time dealing with issues like this”. – this goat could have just said ‘that’s an old issue; if this query was a waste of his time.

    “There are far more important things to do especially in helping the government find ways to lessen the effects if not bail us out of the impact of the global financial crisis,”. Yeah! Like how to steal some more and where to hide the loots!

  6. MPRivera - August 31, 2009 2:10 pm

    Ayun naman pala, eh.

    Kung sasagutin niya ang mga isyung ‘yan ay maaapektuhan ang kanyang performance bilang isang tongressman.

    Kaya, pwede ba? Tigilan natin ang png-iintriga sa kanyang bahay sa Yu-Is? Madami pa tayong dapat na malaman na kanyang tinatago.

    Ulol na kabayo!

  7. MPRivera - August 31, 2009 2:15 pm

    Lahat ng sagot nila parepareho, de kahon!

  8. Diego K. Guerrero - August 31, 2009 2:17 pm

    “I have always been transparent with my SALN ever since I entered public office. I have declared everything I own there. It is self-explanatory,” Arroyo said.

    Are you sure? You may eat your own words later on. You can always blame somebody else or it was an honest mistake again.

  9. MPRivera - August 31, 2009 2:22 pm

    “As much as possible, I don’t want to waste my time dealing with issues like this. There are far more important things to do especially in helping the government find ways to lessen the effects if not bail us out of the impact of the global financial crisis,” Arroyo said, adding that as chairman of the House energy committee, he is helping find ways to slash power rates and fuel prices.”

    Wow! Galeng!

    Palusot pa, buking na!

    Istayl mo, Miking kabayo, BULOK!

    Ano pa ba magiging kaibahan mo sa iyong mga mgaulang? Sa mga nakapaligid sa inyong ang mga dila ay parang sungay ng usa?

    Ano’ng kapakinabangan ang nagawa mo para sa amin na maaari mong ipagmalaki?

    Gago ka! Habang kinakabag kami dahil walang makain ay patuloy na lumolobo ang kayamanan ninyong hindi kayang ipaliwanag nang matino kung ano ang inyong legal na pinagkukunan.

  10. MPRivera - August 31, 2009 2:23 pm

    Ano pa ba magiging kaibahan mo sa iyong mga MAGULANG?

  11. tru blue - August 31, 2009 2:31 pm

    I’ve always said the reason FG was able to travel to the US, was Arroyo assured Leon Panetta they have no huge assets and never laundered millions of dollars in the US. It’s because the Arroyo’s are using various aliases of their several properties and lost stocks.

    If that Major General Garcia have lots of dough and properties in America, why can’t the Arroyos?, who are literally having a real good time with the Filipino people’s money including her posse of former generals who are all “machonurin”.

    These greed and corruption is pure carnage to the welfare of the millions who can barely sustain themselves.

  12. balweg - August 31, 2009 2:50 pm

    Yon naman pala! Kayang ang daming nag aambisyon na maging lingkod-bulsa…di na kailangang kumayod ng 30-years or magnegosy kasi nga ang fork-barel enough na para makabili ng mga pangarap nila sa buhay.

    Halos karamihan sa mga pulitiko iisa ang kulay nila…mga magnanakaw at sinungaling? Kita nýo…itong si Mickey Mouse e kabata pa milyonaryo na.

    Ako nga na morethan 24 years na sa pagtatrabo at di hamak laki ng monthly income sa nanay niyang si gloria e kayang bumili ng house and lot sa Tate pa.

    Ginagago talaga tayo ng mga kurap na yan…kita nýo ang bata pa e singunaling na?

    Balik tayo kay Tabako…di naman yan rich at isang militar na ko mo nagkaroon ng star at naging Pangulo…kung susumahin mo ang gross income nito minus yong lahat ng bayarin plus gastos for the whole year ng kanyang pagtanda e saan ba yan nakatira? Di ba sa executive village…?

    Hay naku kaya heto baon sa utang ang Pinas e ninanakaw ng mga akala mo lingkod kundi pala lingkod-bulsa?

    Di nýo dadalhin yan pag nangamatay kayo?

  13. balweg - August 31, 2009 3:00 pm

    If that Major General Garcia have lots of dough and properties in America, why can’t the Arroyos?, who are literally having a real good time with the Filipino people’s money including her posse of former generals who are all “machonurin”?

    Kgg. true blue, sa TOTOO lamang…walang kwenta ang batas sa ating umiiral, kung babasahin mo ang gandang tingnan pero walang ngipin…puro bukbok at bungal?

    Paano titino ang bansa natin kung ganito ng ganito ang mga ipinagpipilitan ang sarili na maglilingkod daw sa bayan. Puro sila sinungaling…kaya ang taong bayan e row four na ang takbo ng mga kukote sapagka’t bakit nga naman na sila e magpapakatotoo sa sarili e tingnan nýo ang mga pulitiko ugali-asal.

    Nananawagan sila ng tunay na pagbabago pero ang kanilang mga pag-uuguali at asal e snake at buwaya. Kaya ang moralidad ng Pinoy ngayon e bagsak na sapagka’t yaong dapat na maging magandang halimbawa e sila ang peste at tisod sa pag-unlad ng bayan at lipunan.

    Puro kayo pahirap…NAWA e magising na ang mga Pinoy na matutong pumili ng matino at may takot sa Dios upang siya nating aasahan.

    Hay naku…buntong hininga muna tayo, hay sarap…!

  14. xman - August 31, 2009 3:02 pm

    Huwag kang mag alala, igan balweg. At the latest, patay lahat yan by 2016. Hindi na lalampas ng 2016 ang mundo, swerte pa nga kung abutin pa ng mundo ang 2016. Pero ibang topic na yan, hindi angkop sa thread na to.

  15. norpil - August 31, 2009 3:24 pm

    agree.waste of time for the pinoys. this guy should be put to jail at once when a new president comes in.

  16. The Equalizer - August 31, 2009 6:02 pm

    “WE LEFT OUR HEARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO!”

    Dato and Kaka:

    “We left our hearts in Gramercy towers
    High on a hill, it calls to us.
    To be where little cable cars
    Climb halfway to the stars!
    The morning fog may chill the air
    WE don’t care!”

    Mikey and Angela:

    “Our love waits there in San Francisco
    Above the blue and windy sea
    When we come home to you, San Francisco,
    Our lovely beach house will wait for us!”

  17. grizzy - August 31, 2009 6:36 pm

    What can we say kundi “Kapaaaaaaaaaal!” Pero bakit walang ginagawa ang mga kinakawawang mga pilipino para mapakulong na ng mga kriminal na mga animal na ito?

    Iyan ang hirap kasi ng kung ang majority ng mga mamamayan ay walang pinag-aralan, and worse, walang paki dahil kailangang intindihin muna nila ang kanilang mga tiyan!

    Kawawang bansa!

  18. saxnviolins - August 31, 2009 6:49 pm

    No record of Beach Way Park LLC?

    Baka hindi California LLC yan. Check Nevada or Delaware. Diyan madaling magtayo ng LLC or corporation.

  19. pom - August 31, 2009 7:14 pm

    Sa mukha pa lang kita mo na ang kawalanghiyaan. NANGINGINIIIIIIIIIIIIG sa takot.

    Sabi niya; SUE ME, nabili na namin ang korte, hahaha!
    Di na kami tinatablan niyan kapal na balat namin.

  20. pom - August 31, 2009 7:29 pm

    taga-ilog,

    Bahagi ang mamamayan sa kawalanghiyaan ng arroyo.
    NABIBILI KASI ANG BOTO!
    NAKAKAHIYA TALAGA!

  21. AdeBrux - August 31, 2009 7:37 pm

    Gloria and her piggy husband are not doing their children any favour by raising them according to their own warped values…

    They probably don’t know it but good parents usually try their darnest hard to raise their children to be honest and to be good people in general.

    Good parents instill in their children basic rules in life, e.g., not to tell lies, not to steal, not to do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you, in other words to be honourable at all times, to live with integrity, to be humble, etc.

    Gloria and her piggy husband have failed as parents because by raising them as glorified hoodlums, they have practically assured them of a life in jail.

    Definitely, this family should not be emulated. Imagine a whole family going to jail?

  22. chi - August 31, 2009 7:56 pm

    Tapos na ang nanay mong bulok, tapos ka na ring anak na kasinbulok!

    Mikey the monkey said “those who have questions on his SALN can talk to his lawyer or those who do not believe him can sue him.”

    Whenever the Macapagal-Arroyo-Pidal say this line, 500% the issue true.

    Excellent job Vera Files!

  23. chi - August 31, 2009 8:11 pm

    “There are far more important things to do especially in helping the government find ways to lessen the effects if not bail us out of the impact of the global financial crisis” Mikey

    Ganito talaga ang gustong sabihin ni Mikey, the eldest son the bitch and pig:

    “There are far more important things to do especially in getting the government of my mother find ways for us to acquire more properties in San Francisco while the global financial crisis impacts the area the most. At the end, these US properties will bail us out nicely from my mother’s made-up Pinas KATAStrophies”.

  24. chi - August 31, 2009 8:12 pm

    Hala, Mikey is already biting his nails. Nangangatog na sa takot!

  25. Tedanz - August 31, 2009 8:23 pm

    Yayaman ka pala pag ikaw’y naging Tongressman at lalo na anak ka ng pekeng Pangulo ano? Alam kung naging artista yan pero bugok naman. Saan galing ang yaman ng taong yan. Sa nine yrs na termino ng ina ganun na ang yaman ng anak? Hindi naman siya CEO ng isang kompanya o Director man lang. Siya ay isa lamang Tongressman na magkano lang ang suweldo. Pag ikaw’y pala naging Tongressman, yakang yaka mo ng bumili ng bahay sa Amerika?
    Salungat yata ang sinabi ng kanyang amang Baboy … na wala daw silang investment sa Amerika. Di ba investment din yong pag-bili ng bahay? Huling-huli na naman ang mga sinungaling. Dapat idagdag ang Arroyo na salita na ibig sabihin ay “SINUNGALING”.

  26. norpil - August 31, 2009 8:31 pm

    the arroyos have forgotten that they are public servants.the only way to put them back on ground is to let them serve in jail where they rightfully belong.

  27. Ellen - August 31, 2009 8:57 pm

    A US-based based real estate sent me the property profiles of Mikey and Dato’s homes in San Mateo County with interesting observations.

    There are two things of note:

    On Mikey’s Beach Park property:

    1. The property is under his wife’s name, and she is using her maiden name. Not under that Beach Way LLC that he is talking about. I actually can’t find any property under That LLC name.

    2. Adding up the 1st and 2nd mortgages gives us $1,056,000. Take that from the $1,320,000 selling price and you have $264,000, the most likely amount of the downpayment. Looking at the comparables show that the property most likely lost value in this recession, so they have a mortgage of $1,056,000 on a home that isn’t worth that much.

    3. What is suspicious is not declaring the property (assuming from these latest records that it’s NOT a part of the LLC), and even more so because it is in his wife’s maiden name. No outright proof of intent to hide the property, but it’s pretty damning.

    A final note, a million dollar mortgage runs about $9,000-$10,000/month. That’s PhP450,000-500,000 a month on a home they don’t even live at most of the year.

    Dato’s property is a declared properly, according to you, so not much to go on there, except to note that it also took a big hit in value in this recent recession.

  28. chi - August 31, 2009 9:26 pm

    I suppose the sons of the bitch are not selling their SF abodes today, malulugi sila ng malaki.

    Where does Mikey get the $9,000-$10,000/month to pay for his wife’s SF property? Magkano lang ba ang ligal na salary ng congressman?

    Kahit na declared property and kay Dato, ang issue ay saan niya kinuha ang pambili, noting that the Pidal jr brothers bought their respective SF properties after they become tongressmen. Sabagay ay walang ng damage sa kanilang image yan, totally damaged na silang mag-anak long before….

    Binabalikan na sila ng sariling multo, karma! Konti na lang push…takbuhan na yang mga hinayupak na pamilya Macapagal-Arroyo-Pidal sa Columbia.

  29. Ellen - August 31, 2009 9:31 pm

    SnV said: No record of Beach Way Park LLC?
    Baka hindi California LLC yan. Check Nevada or Delaware. Diyan madaling magtayo ng LLC or corporation.

    SnV, we checked Nevada and Delaware. No record also.

  30. chi - August 31, 2009 9:46 pm

    Baka ghost company ni Mikey ang Beach Way Park LLC.

  31. vonjovi1 - August 31, 2009 9:56 pm

    Marami pa iyang nakatago na pag aari sa ibang bansa at di lang sa sa US na maliit na property. Sa ibang bansa ay mas malaki sigurado at kung hindi bahay or CONDO. Sigurado ang malaki NAKAW na kayamanan ng mga ganid na Arroyo ay nasa mga bangko na di puwedeng pakialamin ng ibang bansa. Iyun nga yaman ni Marcos sa Swiss bank ay hanggang ngayon ay di pa makuha ng gobyerno natin eh. Noon ko pa sinasabi na ang SALN ni Mikey sa unang taon ng pag TONGRESS niya ay P5 millions lang at ang ikalawang taon ay biglang P50 millions na. Only in the Philippines…

  32. Mike - August 31, 2009 10:12 pm

    @AdeBrux: “They probably don’t know it but good parents usually try their darnest hard to raise their children to be honest and to be good people in general.”

    On the contrary, his parents expected them to be like them. To be swapang, sinungaling at magnanakaw to the max!!!

  33. chi - August 31, 2009 10:13 pm

    Don’t judge the Arroyos?

    EDITORIAL, 09/01/2009

    For a time there, we wondered, after Vera Files came out with the report on the presidential sons’ luxury homes in San Francisco, complete with pictures, whether Malacañang would come out lashing at the media and challenging them to show proof, just as it always does whenever the media report on the unexplained wealth and the luxurious lifestyle of the Arroyo couple and their children.

    The Palace didn’t demand any proof whatsoever this time around. Apparently, since the report was thoroughly substantiated, Malacañang couldn’t come up with the same spiel. more on http://www.tribune.net.ph

  34. chi - August 31, 2009 10:15 pm

    Way to go Vera Files!

  35. Tedanz - August 31, 2009 10:33 pm

    Yong mga Marcos siblings ganun din ba sila noong buhay pa ang Ama? Ginawa ba silang Tongressman ang ama?
    Mas matindi talaga itong mga Macapagal-Arroyo. Walang wala sa kalingkingan ni Marcos sa pangungulimbat.

  36. saxnviolins - August 31, 2009 10:35 pm

    This is a nice game you started Ellen (and other Verafiles journalists). Now we can play a cat and mouse game over the fifty (less perhaps) states.

    There are states which made the establishment of LLCs easy, so that people can establish corps there. Although many establish in that business-friendly state and operate in say, New York, the business-friendly state hopes some trickle down business remains locally. Leading the pack are Delaware, then along came Nevada, and Florida, and maybe Utah.

    The states also have legal provisions for fictitious business names, essentially, an alias of a company (LLC or corporation). That is why, many companies here go by XYZ Corp dba (doing business as) ABC Corp.

    Have fun chasing those piglet companies. The way info is available in the US, mabubuking din yan. Now if the other blog participants join in, then the states can be divvied up, and you may find the pot of gold (some piglet corp) at the end of the rainbow. Who knows, you may even stumble into Iggy’s “property”, probably held for Manong Pig.

  37. AdeBrux - August 31, 2009 10:50 pm

    Chi,

    Just read The Trib edito.

    Very good edito save for something — harping against Civil Society today might alienate the very same members of that society who have grown to despise Gloria and her family for corruption.

    Ninez whoever wrote/writes Trib edito should be a bit more circumspect; they should focus and train their guns at the Arroyo corruption without regularly harking against the Civil Society for having done in Estrada over “unproved” allegations of corruption.

    Ninez, and to a large extent, will be more effective in honing their message if they include the Civil Society in championning their cause against Gloria.

    At the moment, their message is getting lost. What a waste of opportunity.

  38. AdeBrux - August 31, 2009 10:52 pm

    Oooops…

    Ninez, OR whoever wrote/writes Trib edito, should be a bit more circumspect;

    Ninez, and to a large extent, the Trib, will be more effective in honing their message if they include the Civil Society in championning their cause against Gloria.

  39. TonGuE-tWisTeD - August 31, 2009 11:21 pm

    chi, I like your “KATAS-trophies”. Galing!

  40. TonGuE-tWisTeD - August 31, 2009 11:27 pm

    How did these sons of The Bitch get the money to pay for those properties? These are their shares of the loot as their parents raid the treasury.

    The question is can or will the US do anything about it? Will they allow dirty money spent there?

  41. Tedanz - August 31, 2009 11:59 pm

    Kaya pala talagang dinaya ang eleksiyon para limasin ang pera ng Bayan. Yan talaga ang balak ng pamilyang ito. Kung marami man siyang ginamit para mandaya … sinisigurado naman nila na lahat ay BAYAD.

  42. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 12:14 am

    I really would like this Arroyo son, his brother and his once pauperish uncle to let many honest hardworking folks, in on the secret, i.e., how they managed to become very wealthy in a few years — and continue to increase their ‘wealth’ particularly in a period of economic downturn, which from all accounts, began from their meagre income as members of Congress…

    According to the same Inquirer report, the highly controversial Arroyo son said, “There are far more important things to do especially in helping the government find ways to lessen the effects if not bail us out of the impact of the global financial crisis.”

    Well, sounds noble to me. With that in mind, Arroyo would be doing impoverished Filipinos, and to a large extent, humanity, a great deal of service if only he could share his know-how, sort of let them in on the secrets of his financial wizardry. If he does that, Filipinos (and humanity) will be forever in his debt.

  43. andres - September 1, 2009 1:24 am

    Yan si Mikey na mukhang Askal ay isa na sa pinaka burarang anak ng Presidente sa kasaysayan. Kapag wala si Evil Bitch at naglalamyerda sa ibang bansa, nagpapadala ng mga babae at sila ay nag-iinuman sa palasyo. Talagang walang modo ang bata, pati ang Palasyo ng Malacanang na pag-aari ng taumbayan ay akala niya kanila! Binababoy niya sa pagdala ng mga pokpok at mga barkada upang doon magsaya.

    Kahit na sinong babae and kausapin na nakilala siya ay walang sasabihing kabutihan. Sa bagay, mana lang yan sa magulang.

    Talagang dapat may bahay na siya sa abroad para pagbaba ni Evil Bitch sa 2010, ay tumakbo na sila dahil baka di na makapagpigil ng galit ang masang Pilipino!

    Ang kapal ni Mikey at Dato!!!

    Akala siguro nila wala ng katapusan ang pagpapakasasa nila.

  44. grizzy - September 1, 2009 2:02 am

    Walang wala sa kalingkingan ni Marcos sa pangungulimbat.

    Mali! It should read “Walang wala sa kalingkingan si Marcos sa pangungulimbat.”

    In fact, whatever Marcos got during his 20 years in office were more likely mostly bribes from those who asked him for this and that favor para di disimulado, not padded bills for this and that project that the creeps now squatting in Malacanang are doing, projects in fact that a friend’s uncle, who was offered such, say do not even exist.

    In short, iyan ang tunay na kulimbat, iyong trabaho noong mag-asawang baboy sa palasyong katabi ng mabahong ilog. Pero kasalanan ng mga pilipino na pinalulusot ang mga unggoy despite their so-called Marcos experience.

    Kawawang Pilipinas!

  45. ocayvalle - September 1, 2009 2:14 am

    sus naman..!! ang baboy at buwaya, pag nag anak, baboy at buwaya din, and sinungaling ang asawa magnanakaw, pag nag anak ang mga iyan, ganun din po.. so what do you expect from askal mickey and asozena dato, e di ganun din po, iisa po ang lahi ng mga iyan, kawatan.. mag antay pa tayo, wala pa si butiking luli diyan, baka nananahimik pa lang, pero sigurado ako, me bahong nakatago diyan, mag antay pa tayo ng kaunti at me lalabas na anomalya din kay butiking luli.. ang importante, malapit na ang katapusan nila, let`s all vigilant that this evil family and evil regime of GMA and all her cabals of evil minions sorrounding her including lupita kashiwara the silent partner of this evil people will put to what they belong…J A I L.. or H E L L for this evil people..this is the worst nightmare that had happen to our country, a fake president pretending to be a leader,and ruled on greed and corruptions..!!

  46. grizzy - September 1, 2009 3:53 am

    I plan to send these Vera files to Senator Boxer and two CA Congressmen that I know of, and ask if they can order an investigation of some ill-gotten wealth of these pigs that Filipinos themselves claim they cannot remove without US help.

    That, for me, is what is really “nakakasuka”!!! :-(

  47. grizzy - September 1, 2009 3:56 am

    On the other hand, anong ginagawa noong mga pilipino sa CA? Bakit di sila mag-lobby na maimbestigahan ang mga unggoy ng kanilang mga ninakaw sa bayan na tinatago nila sa CA, and elsewhere?

    Time to kick out these crooks from the palace by the murky river. Patalsikin na, puede ba?

  48. saxnviolins - September 1, 2009 5:24 am

    SnV, we checked Nevada and Delaware. No record also.

    Go back to California. Try searching for “beachway” (one word).

  49. masha - September 1, 2009 6:12 am

    manotok and ayala should also be investigated. why lend money to someone who doesnt have the capacity to repay the loan? do manotok and the zobels stand to gain anything from providing san fran digs to dato? perhaps a vote that would benefit any of the multifarious ayala holdings/interests?

    palansa na nang palansa ang pangalan ng mga zobel. they have not been as careful as their father. i hear some of the top level managers who have left ayala do not have confidence in the abilities of the zobel brothers.

  50. masha - September 1, 2009 6:23 am

    what’s amazing is the ease with which these brothers can buy real estate in the u.s. they do not live in the usa so they presumably do not have credit scores. so how do they prove their credit worthiness? they must have paid by cash or they have major moolah in the bank, or they must have been guaranteed by someone who has good credit.

    those who live in ca should not only write their us senators and us representatives to look into this, you should also write your state legislators to make it difficult or impossible under state law for 3rd world nation politicians to use ca as venue for hidden wealth. but at this point i’m assuming that ca needs all the money it can get from property taxes that these real estate holdings bring.

  51. chi - September 1, 2009 7:26 am

    Mikey: We can afford to buy US real estate

    Since when? At saka yun naman pala e, bakit mo itinatago at hindi isinama sa SALN?

  52. Ellen - September 1, 2009 7:57 am

    Since Tribune does not keep past issues for long, I’m posting its Sept. 1, 2009 editorial here to contribute to the discussion:

    For a time there, we wondered, after Vera Files came out with the report on the presidential sons’ luxury homes in San Francisco, complete with pictures, whether Malacañang would come out lashing at the media and challenging them to show proof, just as it always does whenever the media report on the unexplained wealth and the luxurious lifestyle of the Arroyo couple and their children.

    The Palace didn’t demand any proof whatsoever this time around. Apparently, since the report was thoroughly substantiated, Malacañang couldn’t come up with the same spiel.

    But trust Gloria and her aides to come up with yet another whopper to explain the inexplicable.

    It now tells the Filipinos not to judge the presidential sons, Mikey and Dato, over the US properties.

    Deputy presidential spokesman Anthony Golez Jr. said people should not judge the two merely on account of their having purchased luxury homes in the US, and should not put any malice in their purchase of these homes abroad, but should instead wait for the two congressmen or their lawyers to air their explanations, stressing that people should hear their side first.

    What the mouthpiece of Gloria is really saying is that people should hear more lies from the mouths of the Arroyos and Malacañang.

    For how can one explain the fact that all too suddenly, shortly after their mother, Gloria Arroyo, rose to the presidency on a naked power-grab, the children — not to mention the parents — grew exceeding wealthy — even as they started with nothing — until of course they were suddenly sworn in as members of Congress?

    Even the Arroyo couple, from the time Gloria was a mere assistant secretary in the Department of Trade and Industry, to her becoming a senator, and even up till the time she was elected Vice President, they weren’t exactly multi-millionaires, as reflected in her statement of assets and liabilities, networth (SALn) and, to stress, they didn’t appear to be too lucky to make their so-called investments and stocks grow fantastically, yet appeared to have all the luck and business acumen to make their “private wealth” grow in leaps and bounds, only after Gloria Arroyo was sworn in as President.

    But then again, wasn’t there a $14-million bribe from Impsa, the independent power producer to her brand new government of two days, in exchange for a sovereign guarantee, which was given to Impsa? And that’s just two days in the presidential office. How long has Gloria been in Malacañang? That’s a pile of money there!

    Funny, but there again goes a different standard of measure, since it is now the Arroyos being questioned about their properties and unexplained wealth.

    But didn’t the Gloria administration have charges filed against deposed President Joseph Estrada for plunder, and with no evidence even then, shortly after he was charged?

    And didn’t the Sandiganbayan Special Court, despite the fact that there was no concrete proof Estrada owned the Jose Velarde account, which Estrada and his lawyers proved, through bank documents, that the account belonged to Jaime Dichaves and not Estrada, claim that they, the justices, were convinced, despite the clear evidence that the account didn’t belong to Estrada, that it belonged to the deposed President? And they even ruled that the Erap Youth Muslim Foundation, which received a donation of some P200 million from Chavit Singson, claimed to be from jueteng proceeds, was Estrada’s and therefore constituted plunder, despite the fact that there was no public money involved and even more telling, the foundation was a completely different entity from Estrada?

    And didn’t Gloria and her civil socialites demonize Estrada for that?

    Yet here Malacañang is, claiming that these can be explained, and that people shouldn’t put any malice on these luxury purchases of the Arroyos et fils.

    So why did not Mikey include this US asset of his in his SALn? More to the point, how did he amass so much money to buy the property in the US, given his pittance of a salary as a congressman?

    The same goes for son Dato. Just what were Dato and Mikey before their mother came to power and top position? Hardly anyone has heard of their “business acumen” that apparently came in late in life for the two, and even that of their father, First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo prior to the ascension of their mother to the presidency.

    Dato, a greenhorn, purchased a P26.7-million property in San Francisco barely a year after he won his congressional seat in 2007. So where did he make that pile of money?

    But nothing will come out of this, for sure — at least not until after Gloria and her brood step out of Malacañang.

    The question is, will Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez simply dismiss these charges, saying she couldn’t find an iota of evidence of plunder, let alone, graft and corruption?

  53. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:04 am

    A very good edito…

  54. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:09 am

    There is no question that this family has decided to turn their stolen perches into golden seats of opportunity.

    There is doubt in my mind that the Arroyo children are involved in corruption. That all these assets are ill-gotten wealth.

    Fil-Americans who feel concerned for the Philippines and who believe in good governance should help track the hidden assets of this family, denounce them and help put away this family where they belong: in jail.

  55. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:13 am

    One thing I’d like to know very much is if Dato’s in laws have the financial capability to lend him more than half a million dollars to acquire a property in the US.

    That’s a lot of liquid cash to take out in one go.

    Alright, maybe I’m maligning the in-laws but they can make things for everybody by showing proof of where or how they got the money.

    Easy enough, if the money is legit, then the sources should be traceable.

  56. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:14 am

    they can make things EASY for everybody

  57. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:16 am

    It is one thing to say that they have the means, the ability to convert an asset into cash, but surely the in laws must know that assuming they converted an asset into cash in order to lend it to Dato, there must be proof of its existence through tax records.

    After all, assets are taxable, aren’t they? Unless of course, there’s been some tax evasion of some kind.

  58. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:20 am

    Re:

    The question is, will Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez simply dismiss these charges, saying she couldn’t find an iota of evidence of plunder, let alone, graft and corruption?

    Answer: It is very likely that she will dismiss these charges.

    When this family is finally kicked out of power, Gutierrez MUST also be arrested for abetting corruption, for acts of corruption, etc. (SaxnV can find the appropriate charges), prosecuted, covicted and thrown in jail.

    IMPORTANT: There should be no mercy for Gutierrez.

  59. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 8:33 am

    Re Piggy Jr’s statement:

    “I have always been transparent with my SALN ever since I entered public office. I have declared everything I own there.

    This fellow is trying to be a smart aleck as when he says, “everything I ownthere”… Very wooly statement; what he wanted to imply with that statement was that assets that are in his wife’s name are not his, i.e., he doesn’t own them.

    Question: Where did his wife get the money to buy those assets? Show her tax declarations.

    I’m not a lawyer but I see it this way:

    If she bought the property/ies with her own money, i.e., money that she owned before her marriage, then fine, one can say that she OWNS the property. But documents show that he transfered ownership to his wife AFTER they were married, so that could only mean that he bought the property with “his” money, therefore the property belongs to him.

    Piggy Jr is much like his mother — denying the truth even if caught red handed.

    The Arroyo family mantra: LIE UNTIL YOU DIE!

  60. tru blue - September 1, 2009 8:41 am

    There are two types of THIEVES. The Smart Ones and there’s those Bumbling Ones. The Arroyos are smart only coz they have all the means to pay someone do all the paperworks and legworks for all their sinister transactions. Meaning they are always two or three steps ahead of anyone probing their evil acts.

    Obviously, the Arroyo brothers are non-US citizens, so all properties acquired in America were paid in cash. With respect to the topic of LLC, I’ve just asked my sidekick and this is what she told me: The Arroyos could have used their LLC in the Philippines to buy their dream houses or summer houses in the Bay Area, and formed a smokescreen LLC in California, and even if this LLC is to be uncovered, there is no property listed but it’s located in their LLC in Pinas. As I’ve said earlier, these THIEVES are smart, they got all their bases covered, besides, opening or forming a LLC is chicken feed to them, the average amount is only $500.00, quite a small change for pillagers like them.

  61. TonGuE-tWisTeD - September 1, 2009 8:47 am

    One thing I’d like to know very much is if Dato’s in laws have the financial capability to lend him more than half a million dollars to acquire a property in the US.

    – AdeBrux

    But the in-laws are their RELATIVES! Look at the home info for 1655 Beach Park Blvd. Estimated value is $1,289,500 for a 5-bedroom/3-Bath 2,690 sqft. single family house. It’s registered to “Montenegro, Angela Arroyo” Mikey’s wife. Note that Angela’s mom is also an Arroyo.

    BTW, I’ve emailed to the group a closeup photo from Google earth, there were 4 cars in the garage and the driveway, including one that looks like a Mercedes Benz Kompressor behind the pickup.

  62. TonGuE-tWisTeD - September 1, 2009 8:48 am

    Sorry, I was referring to Mikey’s in-laws not Dato.

  63. saxnviolins - September 1, 2009 8:56 am

    If the funds used for the purchase are proven to be jueteng, kickback, or similar kurakot money, then you will have to deal with I call (for easy remembering), the rock and roll sections of Federal Law.

    Sections 1956 (Heartbreak Hotel) and 1957 (Jailhouse Rock) of Title 18 of the US Code are the sections on money laundering.

    the term “specified unlawful activity” means—

    (B) with respect to a financial transaction occurring in whole or in part in the United States, an offense against a foreign nation involving—

    (iv) bribery of a public official, or the misappropriation, theft, or embezzlement of public funds by or for the benefit of a public official; 1956

  64. saxnviolins - September 1, 2009 8:58 am

    So kung may kumurakot and the money is used to buy property in the US, you will violate the Heartbreak Hotel section, and you will be indicted under the Jailhouse Rock section. Quite apt I would think.

  65. TonGuE-tWisTeD - September 1, 2009 9:03 am

    Here’s the Property Detail Report of Mikey’s San Mateo house (Got this from MLQ3):

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_kp8551MHs01qze5vjo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1251852594&Signature=blVnxGa3q3yJ1YYr8AhKw/mFcbI%3D/

    It has centralized heating, centralized airconditioning and a pool.

    I can make more in one month than these two brothers make in a year in Congress combined, but pity me, I can’t afford a P60M house!

    Damn, I’m in the wrong career!

  66. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 9:14 am

    Ako din Tongue!

  67. TonGuE-tWisTeD - September 1, 2009 9:18 am

    sax,
    but there had been bigger crooks, like Pinoy Amado Pastrana who used the proceeds of his six-billion dollar stock market scam to buy properties in the US and they haven’t been touched. Like that which he bought his mom – a $14M beachfront property in Florida and it’s still there as far as I know.

  68. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 9:19 am

    SaxnV:

    “(iv) bribery of a public official, or the misappropriation, theft, or embezzlement of public funds by or for the benefit of a public official; 1956″

    That’s also in the OECD rulings — in other words, foreigners or Filipinos living in the US who gave the Arroyo brothers the money to buy those properties in the US, are liable to face bribery charges in their country under OECD rules (US a signatory) and could land them jail terms..

  69. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 9:22 am

    Tongue,

    “Note that Angela’s mom is also an Arroyo.”

    Is that so? Aha, this is getting even better. Wow! Then her own family is possibly complicit.

    In this case, if I were the authorities, I’d go for the Montenegro-Arroyos, they will be the weak link!

  70. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 9:25 am

    Are the in laws that rich to lend 1 million dollars? Where did they get their money? Did they pay taxes or declare that they owned 1 million dollars in cash?

    Remember that Al Capone was done in for tax evasion! Hah!

  71. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 9:27 am

    No, wait… I’m getting confused. Si Dato ba ang nakakuha ng loan sa in laws niya at hindi si Mikey?

  72. TonGuE-tWisTeD - September 1, 2009 9:32 am

    Mikey’s house was bought from George Skyllas, a Greek who owns Effie’s coffee shop and resto. Lobsters and steak on the menu. Hmm…

  73. TonGuE-tWisTeD - September 1, 2009 9:38 am

    Anna, sorry I got there via MLQ3′s site, I clicked the pic for a bigger view, I didn’t know it was MLQ3′s account, heheh. Start here then click the picture to read the fine letters:
    http://mlq3.tumblr.com/post/176030718/rep-mikey-arroyo-put-up-about-264-000-in-cash

  74. Golberg - September 1, 2009 9:41 am

    Di ba malakas na malakas ang jueteng sa Bicol at Pampanga?
    Di nakapagtataka kung saan galing yung pera para makabili sila ng magagarang bahay sa U.S.
    Syempre marami pang lagay para makalusot ang gusto nung mga amigo at amiga nila. Dami niyan sa customs. Durg traficking kaya at gun smugling?

  75. martina - September 1, 2009 10:28 am

    Siempre ayaw nilang mawala ang kanilang mga nakaw na yaman, kaya kung hindi nila kayang ma-extend ang power ni donya ay makikipagsundo na lamang sila sa puwedeng magligtas sa kanila, sa posibleng susunod na presidente.

    Sa mga hanay ng presidentiables, sino ba sa kanila ang naghayag na na ipu-pursue nila ang mga Arroyos at kanilang mga galamay hinggil sa mga katiwaliaan? As far as i know, wala pa, kahit sa tumatawag sa sarili nila na taga opposition.

  76. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 10:39 am

    Thanks, Tongue — got it!

  77. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 10:44 am

    Martina

    Sa mga hanay ng presidentiables, sino ba sa kanila ang naghayag na na ipu-pursue nila ang mga Arroyos at kanilang mga galamay hinggil sa mga katiwaliaan?

    Oo nga… they must declare their intention as soon as possible that they will leave no stone unturned in investigating allegations of corruptions commited under the Arroyo regime.

  78. iwatcher 2010 - September 1, 2009 10:50 am

    mabuhay ang verafiles…galing!

    jueteng, smuggling, tongpats at business ventures ang balon ng yaman ng magkapatid na arroyo at ni queen gloria at kingpin pidal…magaling lang magtago at yung sosyo nakapangalan sa mga “trusted business partners” bicol, pampanga, batangas etc. ang lawak ng mga pag-aari at negosyo nila…yung sa bicol investment lang nila multi-billion property at hotel development project kaya infra at new airport pinamadali na rin para tuloy-tuloy na yung agos ng pera….

    sana pati yung business interest ni ermita sa balayan at batangas, yung bagong resort ni sec. andaya sa batangas, yung mining company at ibang negosyo ni sec. mightymouse defensor, yung mga bank account ng mga tutang generals ni queen gloria, yung mga condo at mamahaling sasakyan ni remonde, yung mga mansiyon at bagong bahay ni sec. mendoza, ebdane at etc. sana maungkat din para malaman ng taong-bayan kung gaano katakaw at kaganid sa pera ang mga public officials natin…sarap pala talaga pag kaibigan o kasabwat mo si queen gloria….lamon to the max ang mga damuho!

    NO TO TRAPOS 2010!

  79. grizzy - September 1, 2009 11:04 am

    Kunyari pa itong kotong na anak ni Gloria Dorobo na open book daw ang account at asset niya. Asus, ang kriminal nga naman!

    2006 binili ang property sa Foster City. Kung talaga malinis ang intention, bakit kailangan ilagay sa maiden name ng asawa when the money comes from the husband, who must have received the money from his parents siphoned from the national coffers? Lapse of judgment na naman ba iyan?

    Puede ba, kung manloloko sila, iyong talagang foolproof na!

    O wala pang humihirit doon sa mga unggoy sa Senate at Congress. Mas malaki siguro ang lagay ngayon! Kaya kailangang mangutang si Dorobo sa Libya. Pero sino ang kawawang tagabayad?

  80. grizzy - September 1, 2009 11:08 am

    Once a friend of Erap told me that giving jueteng bribes to the Malacanang occupants is nothing because it is already a tradition.

    Noon at least, taga-tanggap lang sila ng jueteng tongs, but now, I bet iyong mga Pidal na ang nagpapaandar at dummy lang nila iyong mga katulad ni Pineda at Singson just like how Manny Pacquiao runs the cockfight operation of the Pidal. Kunyari kaniya pero taga-operate lang pala siya kaya may hotline daw siya kay Unano. Ipinagyayabang pa nga sa totoo lang para lang masabing malakas siya sa “Prisidinte at kay Ip Dyi”!

    Anak ng hinayupak talaga!

  81. grizzy - September 1, 2009 11:10 am

    Kaya iyong anak ni Dorobo puede niyang sabihin na di galing sa kaban ang pinangbili nila ng mga investment properties nila sa Tate dahil galing doon sa gambling operations nila. Sakop na lahat pati boxing!!!

    Patalsikin na, now na, puede ba?

  82. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 11:17 am

    Someone at Ellen’s facebook said that Mikey was “interrogated” by Monsod on TV this morning and that oink oink jr was sweating like a pig, i.e., was being pinned down.

    Buti nga!

  83. bayong - September 1, 2009 11:24 am

    Alam ng taungbayan ang mga nakawan na nangyayari pero ganun talaga ang pinoy mapagpasensya at hindi marunong magalit at higit sa lahat walang pagkakaisa, kaya nga hindi tayo umasenso. kanino ba isusumbong ang mga katiwalian di wala naman. ombudsman ang protektor ng mga tao sabi ng RA 6770 nasusunod ba? sori ka na lang kasi naging pinoy ka pagago ka nalang sa mga kapampangan.

  84. bayong - September 1, 2009 11:29 am

    House Speaker Prospero Nograles said any mistake in SALN maybe corrected. In Mikey Arroyo’s case, he first has to admit he made a mistake.
    intentionally. ayos na agad magkakakampi talaga ang mga demonyo. wala na talagang pag asa ang pinas, sumama na ng husto at lalo pa sasama.

  85. bayong - September 1, 2009 11:34 am

    ang SALN ay under oath ni perjury hindi makakasuhan si mikey kahit 2 beses niya itong ginawa.
    Off topic
    ang mga pulis sa spd na pinamumunuan ni gen calungsod may bayad ang pagpapa under oath na P50.00 kanino kaya ito napupunta, nagrereklamo ang mga pulis si mikey baka sa spd rin nag-under oath.

  86. Ellen - September 1, 2009 11:57 am

    Anna, the property details are also in the VERA Files website.

    Here, click on the image.

    Mikey Foster city property profile pafe 1

    Also click below:

    mikey Foster City property profile

  87. iwatcher 2010 - September 1, 2009 12:01 pm

    ang mga politicos at government officials natin ay tinalo pa ang mga taipan,tycoons, at mga business school grad sa paggawa ng pera…walang puhunan, walang malaking negosyo, wala namang malalaking mana pero tuloy-tuloy ang paglobo ng income, property acquisition at pagyaman….ermita, andaya, remonde, mike defensor, angie reyes etc maski si way kurat ay isa na ring multi-millionaire at marami sa mga pro-gma partylist rep ay mayayaman na rin…hmmmm???? bakit kaya??? ano meron kay queen gloria at pag nadikit ka ay pihadong magiging milyonaryo ka???? di ba atty. jess santos? atty. macalintal??? atyy. rondain???

    sana ay tuloy-tuloy ang pambibisto sa mga tagong yaman ng mga trapos para magising at malaman ng masang pilipino kung gaano sila ka-ganid at kagahaman sa pera….sama na rin yung mga oposisyon kuno na yumaman din sa pagiging balimbing, mga negosyanteng partners ng pamilyang arroyo at mga yes mam/yes sir generals na puro milyonaryo na rin!

    NO TO TRAPOS 2010!

  88. iwatcher 2010 - September 1, 2009 12:10 pm

    offtopic…dito sa amin sa pque,formal na nag-announce ng candidacy ang kapatid ng aming butihing mayor? na tatakbo daw as congresman???? ano!!! imagine,dati manage lang niya bingo sa naluluging berma center(ngayon bayad na lahat ng utang ng berma center at ongoing renovations na), tapos naging little mayor ngayon sa cityhall ay gustong maging tongressman na, mas malaki talaga pera sa tongreso kaya yun na ang puntirya…ang congreso natin ay nagiging tahanan ng mga magnanakaw.

    matuto sana tayong mamili ng mga tunay na lider at pinuno, may pagmamahal sa bayan at walang history ng katiwalian o anumang kagaguhan…maging matalino na sana tayo sa 2010 election at hubaran natin ng maskara ang mga politicos trapo man o nagpapanggap na para sa mahihirap daw…masyado na tayong kinawawa ng mga pinagkatiwalaan nating public servants kuno!

    NO TO TRAPOS 2010!

  89. Ellen - September 1, 2009 1:06 pm

    Raissa Robles took the e-walk tour of Mikey’s property. She said she was impressed. Here’s her article:

    http://raissarobles.blogspot.com/2009/09/psssssssst-again-mikey-do-share-how.html

    Enjoyable!

  90. MPRivera - September 1, 2009 1:10 pm

    Nasa tamang tiyempo

    http://www.abante.com.ph/issue/sep0109/op_edit.htm

    Sa wakas!

    Nagkaisip din si Jinggoy. Ngayon lamang naging okey ang kanyang mungkahi mula nang palusutin niya sa CA ang mga kakampi ng bruha.

    Tama nga. Sayang lamang ang panahon sa ngayon kung sasampahan ng kaso ang molang kabayo. Saka na lang isang segundo pagkalabas sa malakanyang ng mga dorobo.

  91. MPRivera - September 1, 2009 1:15 pm

    Si Nograles ay hindi kailanman dapat pagkatiwalaan being selective on issues which to give priority investigating. Kapag ang kanyang mga isponsor ang sangkot, teka teka muna. Malaki kasi ang bayad.

    Kaya sa sunod na eleksiyon, kung saang lup0alop mang nanggaling itong hudas na Nograles, sana ang mga botante doon ay huwag na muli siyang pagkatiwalaan. Pakainin nila ng alikabok at bokyain sa balota.

  92. MPRivera - September 1, 2009 1:34 pm

    From PhP50k to Php158m?

    Grabe! Hambilibabol!

    Iba talaga kapag naging presidente ang magulang. May asyenda ang tatay. Naging hacksion star sa pelokola. Vice governor at ngayon ay kotonggresman.

    Kaya iniisip ko na ngayon na kumandidato na rin at baka palaring manalo. Mapalitan naman itong aking brief na de suspender na ngayon na siya kong tanging yaman. Para na ngang dalmatian sa dami ng tagpi.

    Haaayy! Sarap palang maging kotonggresman!

  93. iwatcher 2010 - September 1, 2009 1:51 pm

    kaibigang mprivera…saan distrito ka tatakbo? hahaha
    huwag mo ng ituloy kaibigan baka maging bestfriends mo pa sina nograles, antonino, villarosa etc….at lumayo ka na sa tropang ellenville

    mikey d horsie?????
    movies…puro flop
    resto business ventures…di naman malakas at kinagat ng tao
    other legitimate business…wala naman
    mana kay queen gloria at kingpin pidal….daang milyones pa

    smuggling…malakas at kumikita
    jueteng…malakas at kumikita
    tongpats govt projects at sponsored infra projects…malakas at kumikita
    business partnerships/ventures sa mga local taipans…malakas at kumikita

    yung 158m declared pa lang yun at wala pa yung mga tago at tinatagong yaman, mikey d horsie worth is php300-400m na kung mabubulgar pa yung mga investment at sosyo niya sa mga legal/legitimmate companies na malaki ang sosyo/capital niya….

    yan ang tongreman natin ngayon…kabig, kabig, kabig!!!

    sinungaling nga talaga ay kapatid ng magnanakaw…

    NO TO TRAPOS 2010!

  94. MPRivera - September 1, 2009 2:50 pm

    iwatcher,

    Huwag ka mag-alala. Hindi ko kayo kalilimutan dito sa Ellenville. Kapag nanalo tayo sa halalan, we’ll always paint the city red. Day and night, walang tayuan sa inuman.

    Bah, katas lang pork barrel ang ating gagastusin. Tatalunin natin ang grupo ng Spice Boys noon. We’ll form a new group to be called The Late Jetsetters. Kung kailan mga tumanda saka nangagpakasira.

    He he he heeeh!

  95. tru blue - September 1, 2009 2:53 pm

    Well, hindi pala paid in FULL ang beach house ni Juan Miguel. Things to find out now are: 1) how Mikey obtain a Social Security Number, 2) who helped him get it, 3) who from the loan/mortgage company manipulated all these transactions.

    If you look at the first page of the file, the “Deed Type” is “InterSpousal Deed Transfer”, which could only mean Mikey had his name on the Title, but at some point transferred it to his wife, which can now be called a “bumbling thief’s” incoherent and scared demeanor, wonder who or which “abogago” ill-advised him to take this action.
    Very bad move.

    With a balance of just over a million and at 6.88 adjustable loan, his current monthly payment is approximately $8,256.00. We all know where his money comes from to pay this outrageous mortage BUT those PRO Arroyo would say otherwise, I’d like them get into the discussions and listen to their defense, it could be interesting.

  96. iwatcher 2010 - September 1, 2009 3:31 pm

    nice one kaibigang mprivera…hahahaha

    na-imagine ko lang rubbing elbows mo si nognograles, tapos pipirma ka sa chacha tapos collect ka na ng 500k in cash tapos yung pork barrel mo may additional fund pa pag favorito ka ni queen gloria tapos biyahe ka sa us at europe tapos dinner ka sa le crique tapos pagawa ka mansion sa alabang tapos kukuha ka ng 2 mistress na starlets tapos sosyo ka sa mga business sa distrito mo tapos pahalik-halik ka sa mga batang sipunin at matatanda sabay punas ng alcohol tapos mag-invest ka sa stock market tapos mag-iisip pa kayo ng bagong projects para lumaki tongpats tapos gabi-gabi nasa exclusive bar sa quezon boulevard tapos bibili ka yacht duon mo dadalhin ibang chicks mo tapos pag may laban si pacquiao punta ka usa para manood at mag-stay sa hotel tapos….sarap pala ng buhay mo kaibigan pag naging tongresman ka hahahaha, kaya lang isa lang ang malaking disadvantage pag nasama ka sa tropa ni nograles…habang yumayaman sila di mo ba napapansin ay pumapangit sila kaya mamili ka – ellenville forever na guwapo’t magaganda at may takot sa diyos o mga tongresman na mayayaman nga pero puro panget in and out hehehe

    mabuhay ka kaibigang mprivera!

    NO TO TRAPOS 2010!

  97. norpil - September 1, 2009 4:15 pm

    there is another angle when it comes to politicians investing outside pinas. they are supposed to be the first to have enough confidence to put their own money in the country where they earned or stole it. how can they convince foreigners to invest in pinas when they themselves do not do it.

  98. MPRivera - September 1, 2009 5:51 pm

    My friend iwatcher,

    Watch your language. You’re talking to a congressman and you should behave.

    Inuman na ngang walang tayuan ang gagawin natin, kung ano ano’ng mga kabalbalan ang isinisingit mo, ah. Good for three terms lang tayo. Kailangang makaipon. Iwasan natin ‘yang mga bisyong ganyan, lalo na ‘yang chiching, pati ‘yang pagbiyahe. Doon na lamang ako sa aking opisina. Pakuyakuyakoy. Kunyari ay subsob ang ulo sa pagbabalangkas ng ipapanukalang batas para naman hindi masayang ang suweldo kong tinatanggap.

    Hindi ako papangit dahil lagi kong bibisitahin si Dr. Belo sa kanyang klinik. Papagawa tuloy ako ng medyo in na wig para sabay sa pagbata ng aking kutis ay hindi naman mahuli ang hitsura ng ating hairdo. Pati na rin ‘yung sino nga ‘yung designer na nabigyan ng National Artist Award? Siya ang gagawin kong fashion consultant.

    Bago ako bangungutin, isang tagay muna ng gin diyan. Kahit sipol lamang ang pulutan, okey na ‘yan. Diba, pards?

  99. AdeBrux - September 1, 2009 7:12 pm

    I declare everything I own—Mikey Arroyo” Arroyo

    NOPE, YOU DON’T… You lie!

  100. chi - September 1, 2009 8:17 pm

    I did a tour of Mikey’s SF house and I can honestly say that even if he added his salaries as legislator since he became one and his cash gifts from kasal, etc., no way he could buy that beachfront property.

    There’s a way pala, could have bought it from Angelo Mozilo, hehehe!

  101. saxnviolins - September 2, 2009 2:20 am

    How did Mike obtain a social security number? It is more likely it is his wife who got the social security number; because it is she who applied for a mortgage.

    With a million dollars, you can “buy” your green card. You will do a self-petition (petition for yourself, no need for an employer) under the investor category. With a green card, one is eligible to apply for a social security card.

  102. saxnviolins - September 2, 2009 2:23 am

    Why the LLC? Because one need not be a US citizen or green card holder to form an LLC, in any State in the US. So, the mortgagor, the wife, sold to the LLC of the Congressman/husband. Neat.

  103. chi - September 2, 2009 2:44 am

    I believe Pidal jr went the way you describe, atty.

    Mikey got the best adviser, too, with his million dollars…

  104. tru blue - September 2, 2009 4:39 am

    Los Angeles has a place “ala Recto” where you can virtually get anything. That’s why most mexicans are SSN holder but if you converse with them, the response is “como?” no speak inglis. Heck, they might even have Princeton or Harvard diploma, hehehe….

    Sax, I think it’s the other way around, Mikey bought the house first under his name then trf’d it to his wife as the document would attest, Deed Type was “Interspousal Deed Trf”.

  105. parasabayan - September 2, 2009 11:19 am

    Mahigpit na ngayon ang mga bangko. Banks no longer have “investor” loans. But when the horsie bought the property, an investor can get a loan even without any residency.

  106. parasabayan - September 2, 2009 11:22 am

    Pwede ring private loan yung mortgage loan “kuno” nila. Ang bangko eh sila rin. The boobuwit and her gang could easily set up a dummy bank tapos yun ang nagpahiram ng pera kay horsie. Clever di ba? They have their cake and can eat it too!

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