Archive for January, 2011

Garcia’s letter

I don’t know if retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia will confirm this if asked in a Senate hearing but I learned that when he was in detention, he wrote a letter addressed to three persons detailing his version of the multi-million (even billion) mess in the military that he was embroiled in. The letters, I […]

January 31, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Military  71 Comments

Mukhang may natutunan si Aquino sa mga naunang palpak

Mga alas-dos ng hapon ng sumabog ang bomba sa isang bus ng Newman Goldliner sa EDSA noong Enero 25, alas –singko ng hapon, may statement na si Pangulong Aquino na nakikiramay sa mga nasawi at nasaktan at nangakong hindi titigil hanggang maparusahan ang gumawa ng karumal-dumal na krimen. Aba, malaking bagay yan. Tatlong oras lang […]

January 30, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Peace and Order  17 Comments

Naisalba ni Rabusa ang konsyensa at kaluluwa

Sa Senate hearing noong Huwebes, tinanong ni dating chief of staff ng Armed Forces of the Philippines Angelo Reyes si dating military budget officer Lt. Col. George Rabusa,”During the time that I was chief of staff, if I became greedy?” (Noong panahon na ako ang chief of staff, naging gahaman ba ako? Ang talagang tumbok […]

January 29, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Graft and corruption, Military  63 Comments

Prosecution flaws bog down fight vs drugs

By IBARRA C. MATEO AND YVONNE T. CHUA VERA Files Cai Qing HaiFOR many years, Chinese national Cai Qing Hai had been on the list of Asia’s “most wanted drug manufacturers and traffickers,” with law enforcers from three countries—the Philippines, China and Malaysia—hot on his trail. Cai was no ordinary drug dealer. He headed a […]

January 28, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Vera Files  276 Comments

Reyes got P50M as ‘send-off’ money, says AFP exec

Kimberly Jane T. Tan, GMANews.TV A former budget officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday accused former Defense chief Angelo Reyes of receiving not less than P50 million as “pabaon” (send-off money) when he retired as military chief of staff in 2001. “Upon retirement we give some amount to the retiring […]

January 27, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Military  136 Comments

Harry Roque links COA report to Ortega murder

I did not have the privilege of knowing Dr Gerry Ortega but I join all those who condemn his murder Monday. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has added Ortega’s name to the long list of journalists of have been killed in a country that prides itself as a democracy but at the […]

January 26, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Environment, Malaya, Peace and Order  8 Comments

Hindi na sana nag-iisa si Heidi

Nagulat ang marami sa pinakita ni Heidi Mendoza na P200 milyon na tsekeng pinirmahan ni dating Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia at sa kanyang kuwento kung paano pinaikot-ikot ng dating military comptroller ang pera hanggang naglaho na. Si Mendoza ang government auditor na ang-imbestiga ng kaso ni Garcia na kinasuhan noong 2004 ng plunder o pandarambong […]

January 25, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Graft and corruption, Military  12 Comments

The P200 million check: the smoking gun in Garcia plunder case

If the general public was appalled by the plea bargain agreement struck by Maj. Gen. (ret.) Carlos Garcia and the Office of the Ombudsman , one can just imagine how it was with Heidi Mendoza, the government auditor who was the lone prosecution witness who gave documentary evidence in the plunder case against the former […]

January 24, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Military  25 Comments

Auditor in plunder case to launch truth campaign

By Yvonne T. Chua and Ellen Tordesillas VERA Files A former state auditor who testified against ex-military comptroller Carlos Garcia disclosed over the weekend a “request” from a government office for her to tell the public the evidence in the plunder case against the retired major general is weak. For related documents: list of assets […]

January 24, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Military, Vera Files  13 Comments

Padalang nawawala

Nakatanggap ako ng sulat mula kina Vincent T. Gonzales at Johanna Nuguid Gonzales na nagtatrabaho sa a Dubai, U.A.E. at sabi nila ay kasalalukuyang nandito sa “ Pilipinas Kay Ganda.” May problema sila sa LBC Express cargo. Ito ang sulat ng mag-asawang Gonzales: “ Ito po ay sa problema namin ng asawa ko sa palpak […]

January 23, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Abante  13 Comments