Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Mamasapano Report

“Oplan Exodus” is the bloodiest one-day operation in PNP history and is the biggest crisis in the Aquino administration. Its effects go far beyond the fields of Mamasapano.

The operation – kept a secret from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – pitted the two forces against each other. Police officials and SAF troopers themselves have questioned why the AFP was unable to send artillery support to the beleaguered SAF, while the AFP argues it did not have enough information the morning of the clash on January 25.

It has also imperilled the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, the culmination of years of negotiations between the government and the MILF. The passage of the law would lead to the creation of new autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao.

Among the chapters of the report seen by reporters as the BOI members signed the document are the following:

  • Briefings at Malacañang
  • First notice of SILG
  • Ceasefire efforts
  • Command responsibility
  • PDG Purisima's misleading and inaccurate reports
  • President as Commander-in-Chief
  • Implications on peace pact
  • Time on target concept
  • Mode of communication and coordination

The BOI compiled the remarks Aquino made when he lambasted Police Director Getulio Napeñas last March 5 as well as his SMS exchanges with Purisima, the resigned Philippine National Police chief and a close friend of Aquino.

“At one point during the press briefing, the President stated that he was on top of the hunt for Marwan and company for several months. The President also denied the involvement of the suspended CPNP Purisima in Oplan Exodus. However, in the succeeding Senate Hearings, suspended CPNP Purisima admitted that he was accountable for Oplan Exodus,” it said.

In an another observation, the police probers led by Police Director Benjamin Magalong said Aquino “had knowledge of the details of Oplan Exodus” contrary to his initial claim denying his direct involvement in the operation.

“In the same press briefing, when the President was asked for a categorical answer if he gave the go signal for Oplan Exodus, the President did not directly address the question and replied that the question was rhetorical. He further said ‘tinutulungan ako ni General Purisima,’” it added.

But during Aquino’s meeting with evangelical church leaders on Monday, the President confirmed that he approved Oplan Exodus, the covert mission that claimed the lives of 44 Special Action Force commandos.

To prove their point, the BOI cited the President’s harsh remark against Napeñas, quoting him as saying: “kung alam ko na ganito ang gagawin niya (Napeñas) from the start, ay hinindian ko ho itong misyon na to…” and “kung alam ko ho yung parte ng planong yon, hindi na natin inapprove.”

The BOI said Aquino’s remark was supported by text messages that the President sent to suspended Purisima while the encounter was ongoing.

Aquino’s text message to Purisima goes: “If I remember correctly, 160 SAF troopers are involved in this operation plus provisions for other PNP and AFP units to assist. The terrain is flat and clear as opposed to upland, forested or jungle terrain. Why could they not contain and/or overwhelm the 15-20 opposing force? Are they still in contact with the two targets? If not and the opposing force has escaped? Are we now back to square one?”

“Another SMS that the President sent to suspended CPNP Purisima on January 25, 2015 dated: Why was it left behind? The other two targets?”

“The SMS messages show that the President had knowledge of the details of Oplan Exodus,” it said.

The BOI said, from the standpoint of military operations, Aquino’s questions to Purisima “might be construed as tactical orders for the ground commander to follow, i.e. “Why was it left behind? The other two targets?”

One section in “The Mamasapano Report” with a title “J. US Involvement” said relieved SAF commander  Police Director Getulio Napeñas disclosed to the BOI that “US counterparts had been providing medical (support)” to the operation.

The BOI added in the report that six American nationals were in the tactical command post of the SAF in Shariff Aguak with Napeñas and other SAF commanders.

“Towards the retrieval operations, US forces also helped in the medical evacuation of the besieged and wounded SAF commandos. Mangahis maintained that the ‘pilots of the helicopter who helped in evacuating wounded personnel to the hospital’ were among the identified American nationals at the TCP,” the BOI wrote.

The Mangahis being referred to by the BOI was a certain Superintendent Michael John Mangahis.

In the same section, the BOI said Napeñas also confirmed that the severed left index finger of Marwan was sent to two representatives of the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation waiting at General Santos City on January 28, 2015.

“The pictures of Marwan, taken by the Seaborne immediately after he was killed, were also turned over to the FBI as well as the DILG and the PNP as part of the evidence,” it added.

The board also concluded that resigned PNP Director General Alan Purisima had “no authority” in involving himself in the implementation of Oplan Exodus, which ended in the tragic death of 44 SAF commandos, 18 Moro rebels and five civilians.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bakit ba ganito ang Pilipinas?

Malawak ang usapin pag dating sa pag bagsak ng ating bansa at maraming Pilipino ang mag mamarunong na magsasabi na alam nila kung bakit tayo nag kakaganito. Sabi ng iba dahil daw sa corruption, yung iba naman sabi dahil sa population pero ang corruption ay isa paring malawak na usapin kung kaya’t nagiging mas Komplikado ang lahat at mahirap unawain para sa mga ordinaryong Pinoy. Kaya minsan pag corruption na pinag uusapan ang unang iniisip natin ay pulitika at gobyerno. Kaya’t sa huli isinisisi natin lahat sa administrasyon o sa pamahalaan ang katayuan ng ating bayan.

Kaya ng dumating sa ating bansa ang Santo Papa naitanong ng Batang si Glyzelle, “Bakit pumapayag ang Diyos na may ganitong mangyari kahit walang kasalanan ang mga bata?".

“Marami po ang mga batang pinabayaan ng kanilang mga magulang. Marami sa kanila ang na­ging biktima at masama ang nangyari tulad ng droga o prostitusyon,” sabi ni Glyzelle na isa sa mga batang inabandona ng kanilang mga magulang at kasalukuyang naninirahan sa Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation.

Itinanong din ni Glyzelle sa Santo Papa kung bakit kaunti lang ang tumutulong sa kanilang mga nanga­ngailangan.

Matapos ang testimonya ng bata, nilapitan ito ng Santo Papa at hinaplos, niyakap, at saglit kinausap habang umakto namang interpreter si Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

Oo nga’t madami at malaki ang contribution ng pamahalaan sa corruption ngunit naisip ba natin na kahit tayo mismong mga ordinaryong mamayaan ay gumagawa din eto. Ang pinagkaiba lang natin sa kanila ay mas mataas ang katungkulan nila at hindi tayo na babalita sa television kaya’t hindi nahuhuli ang mga kagaguhang ginagawa natin.

Pag corruption na ang pinag uusapan ang unang pumapasok sa isipan ng mga Pilipino ay ang pangungurakot or pangungupit ng mga opisyales sa kaban ng bayan. Ngunit kung titingnan natin ang literal na ibig sabihin nito ay ang “pag-sisinungaling o panlilinlang ng mga taong may kapangyarihan at kadalasang may kasamang suhol” o “pag-pababa sa moralidad ng isa o maraming tao” ibig sabihin nito ay lahat ng taong may katungkulan hindi lamang sa gobyerno ay maituturing na corrupt pag nanlinlang, nanuhol o ibinababa ang moral ng kanyang mga tauhan o nasasakupan. Ibig sabihin din nito ay lahat tayo ay maaring guilty sa corruption at nakakadag-dag sa di mabilis na pag asenso ng Pilipinas.

Demokratiko ang bansa natin. Oo. Sa papel, pero sa mga taong nakapaligid, parang may nakabihag parin sa mga mamamayan. At ito ay ang mga kapwa nila mamamayan. Hindi mauubusan ng panlait ang mga Pilipino para sa kapwa nila Pilipino. Bakit nga ba ganito? Bakit nga ba?

Ilang beses ko mang paulit-ulitin ang tanong na ito sa aking isipan ay hindi ko pa rin malaman-laman ang sagot na karapatdapat. Sa bawat araw na lumilipas ay lalo pang nadadagdagan ang mga katanungang naipon na sa isipan ko. Kaya nga ba hindi maalis-alis ang inggit, dahil wala tayong salita na “TULUNGAN”? Pero meron naman, nagtutulungan tayo at nagkakaisa, ang kaso lang sa mga oras lang ng kagipitan. Dito lang tayo natatauhan na kailangan natin mag-kaisa at magtulungan… Pero kapag maluwag at hindi natin ramdam ang mga pasakit, kanya kanyang lait sa kapwa, kanya-kanyang paraan para umangat.

Hindi ko na iisa-isahin lahat ng mga kadahilanan dahil baka humaba lang ng humaba ang usapang ito at mas lalo pang malito ang mga magbabasa sa gusto kong iparating, pero mag-bibigay ako ng unting halimbawa na nakikita kong dahilan kung bakit napasama ang mga simple mamayan sa corruption at ang pinaka sansi kung bakit tayo nag-kaganito.

Isa na dito ang crab mentality or isip talangka, alam kong alam nyo na ito pero gaano ba kalawak ang pag kakaintindi natin dito?

Karamihan sa atin ang pag kakaalam sa crab mentality ay ang mga taong pilit na ibinababa ang iba dahil ayaw ka nila itong makitang umasenso. tama yun pero malibang don ang isip talangka o crap mentality ay likas na pag-uugali, di lang sating mga Pilipino pati narin sa mga ibang lahi. BAKIT? dahil...

Natural lang sa tao na mag hangad na umangat sa buhay at natural lang din sa tao na makaramdam ng saya tuwing nanalo sa isang kompetisyon at may tao ring gagawin, lahat ng paraan para manalo o makamit ang pag unlad. Ngunit minsan may mga nagagawa tayong hindi na maganda at minsan rin ay nakakasagasa na tayo ng ibang tao para lang sa ating mithiin.

Halimbawa nalang sa bahay, gusto nating papurihan tayo ng ating mga magulang sa mga ginagawa natin kaya’t gumagawa tayo ng mga bagay para maging masaya sila at minsan naman nakakaramdam tayo pag-seselos o sakit kapag inihahambing tayo sa ibang kamag anak natin dahil mas pinapaburan sila kesa sa iyo. Kata gumagawa tayo ng paraan para matapatan natin sila o mas mahigitan pa sila. Ang nakakalungkot dito ay minsan nakakagawa tayo ng di maganda hindi lamang sa kapwa natin, pati narin sating sarili para makamit lamang ang papuring hinahangad.

Tayo'y iisang lahi. Iisang bansa ang tinitirahan. Iisang pangarap na umunlad at maging maayos ang Pilipinas.

Alam kong medyo mahaba na at gasgas na gasgas na ang usaping ito pero ang gusto ko lang sabihin dito ay hindi lamang yung mga nasa itaas ang dapat nating sisihin sa pagbagsak ng ating bansa. Dahil kung tutuusin ay pareparehas lang naman tayong mga pinoy na guilty sa nang-yayaring ito. Kahit na napakaliit lang ng posiyon mo o simpleng manggawa kalang at simpleng pangungurakot lang ang ginagawa mo, pag pinag sama-sama natin lahat yan ay malaki ang epekto nito sa ating bayan. Kaya kung gusto nating magbago ang ating bayan simulan natin ito sa ating sarili.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Paolo Bediones's sex video

Kumalat sa Internet ang halos pitong minutong video ng dalawa sa isang maselang tagpo.

“One blogger said that in a past interview, Paolo admitted that he once had a scandal video with a female sexy star. Pero sure na sure siyang walang puwedeng kumalat na kopya dahil sinira nila ang video. “Ano kaya ang magiging reaction ni Paolo kung true nga na may kumakalat na sex video niya? Magalit kaya siya? Anyway, bata pa raw si Paolo when the sex video was made and many will be surprised with his manhood.”

Sa pamamagitan ng ilang malalapit at nakakilala kay Paolo, inalam namin kung ang TV host nga ba ang nasa nasabing video. Ayon sa aming nakausap, “Lumang video na ‘yan ng consenting adults noong nasa GMA-7 pa si Paolo.” Bago lumipat sa TV5 noong 2009, naging host muna si Paolo ng Extra Challenge at Survivor Philippines ng Kapuso Network. Ang tanong, saan nakuha ang video? At bakit daw inilabas ito ngayon? Ano daw ang intensyon? Sino daw ang may lakas ng loob na nagpakalat nito gayong may Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 na? Saad pa ng source, noong nasa GMA pa raw si Paolo, tinawag daw ang atensyon nito dahil sa naturang video. Sa ulat naman ni Alex Brosas sa kolum niya sa Bandera tabloid noong July 19: “Mukhang si Paolo Bediones ang pinag-uusapan ngayon sa showbiz na may kumakalat na sex video. May nabasa kaming blind item about a male TV personality na meron daw isang sex video which is making the rounds ngayon sa Internet.

Sa ngayon ay humingi na ng tulong si Paolo Bediones para mapahinto ang pagkalat ng diumano’y sex videos niya. Sa Instagram account ng TV5 news anchor (paolobediones), sinabi niyang nagsimula na ang imbestigasyon ng PNP-Anti Cybercrime Division tungkol sa pagkalat ng nasabing videos. Kaugnay nito, nag-post din ng larawan si Paolo ng tila isang pamba-blackmail sa kanya. Sa isang sulat, nakalagay na may iba pang hawak na sex videos umano ni Paolo ang nagpadala. Sabi pa ng nagpadala: “madali naman akong kausap! Kung ayaw mong lumabas ito sa publiko, tawagan mo ako.” Sa huling bahagi ay nakalagay ang isang cell phone number na sinadyang i-blur.

Sa kabila ng kontrobersiya, ipinakita naman ni Paolo ang kanyang katatagan sa pamamagitan ng pagpapatuloy ng kanyang trabaho bilang news anchor ng Aksyon Tonite Kaugnay nito, nag-post din si Paolo sa kanyang Instagram account ng mensaheng ito: “Life goes on. On air in a bit.”

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SONA 2013 President Benigno S. Aquino III’s State Of the Nation Address

President Aquino on Monday, July 22, 2013 delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA). It was Pnoy's longest SONA so far but has been applauded less frequently compared to last year.

Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 22, 2013. Be guided with our analysis and review of SONA 2013. Students may use this as reference for their reaction paper:

SONA this year were focused on the achievements of the government on his term such as approval of the Sin Tax Reform Law and “Responsible Parenthood Law” (RH Law), reforms in Education System(K-12), Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), increase in number of TESDA graduates, increase in Philhealth enrolles from 62% to 81% and improved benefits, allocation of P6.2 billion for flood control in Metro Manila, completion of 9,377 housing units for Typhoon Sendong victims, 63% reduction in number of private armed groups, 21.4 increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2012 and 7.8% GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth during the first quarter of 2013.

However, it also highlights some of the changes to hike SSS contributions and train fares.

"We believe that it is time to amend the SSS Pension Scheme. We must establish measures that remedy the outflow of funds. If we add 0.6 percent to the contribution rate, it will immediately deduct P141 billion from the unfunded liability," Aquino said.

Pnoy said the need to reform pension scheme is necessary to avoid depletion of SSS funds in the next 28 years. He also explains that fare hikes in MRT and LRT will be implemented. The government subsidizes each passenger's fare by as much as P45 and said to be unfair to residents from Visayas and Mindanao who never set foot on the trains but fund the train operations.

But according to critics or analysts, President Aquino did not mentioned solid agenda on how he will lead us to his 'daang matuwid' campaign until 2016. Nancy Binay highlights that Pnoy didn't include on his speech ways to improve employment rate in the country.

Inspite of the gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2012 and various economic reform programs of Aquino government for his three years in the Palace, Philippines is still have the worst unemployment rate in Asia. More than 11 million Filipinos are jobless according to SWS and IBON Foundation survey results on the first quarter of 2013.

It is common that every SONA, President always make promises. Here are the some of the action items of Aquino government for the next months or year:
  • Classroom shortage will be addressed by the Department of Education within the year.
  • Improve rice self-sufficiency and coconut intercropping to boost agricultural growth.
  • Complete geo-hazard mapping of Metro Manila by next year.
  • Pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law in 2014 which will pave way for a Bangsamoro Government by 2016.
  • Repairs and completion at NAIA Terminal 3.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Val Lagman dares Vicky Vega to resign

Barangay Claro M. Recto chair Valentino Lagman dared over the weekend Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting to resign if the proper court finds there’s truth to his allegations of ghost purchases under the office of the Vice Mayor worth P120,000.
Lagman, at the same time, vowed to resign if there is no truth to his allegations over Cabigting.
Lagman said he would not have filed charges before the office of the Ombudsman against Cabigting and other councilors if there is no truth to his allegations.
Earlier, Lagman filed graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against seven city officials in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of laptops and cellular phones.
Also facing graft charges, aside from Cabigting, are General Services Officer Menandro G. Dizon, Administrator Dennis Albert S. Pamintuan, and Councilors Jericho G. Aguas, Jesus S. Sangil, Alexander P. Indiongco, and Edgardo D. Pamintuan Jr.
Other complainants who filed the charges along with Lagman are broadcaster Medardo David and lawyer Francisco Ramos Buan Jr.
In their joint complaint-affidavit, the complainants claimed that the seven city officials connived with vendors of a cellphone shop to effect ghost purchases of four units of laptops in August 2011.
They alleged that “no such purchases were made and worse, no actual deliveries.”
The officials allegedly violated several laws including Republic Act 3019 - Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, Republic Act 9184 - Government Procurement Reform Act, Republic Act 6713 - Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees, and Section 52 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution 99-1936, dated August 31, 1999, otherwise known as the “Uniform Rules in Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, for Serious Dishonesty and Grave Misconduct.
Lagman said he has a letter coming from Acer Philippines attesting that the serial numbers of the four laptops they submitted to the City Government were non-existent and invalid.
"Hinahamon ko sila na patunayan na wala sila ginawang anomalya. Kung ako ay mali ako ay magbibitiw bilang barangay kapitan ng aking barangay," Lagman added

Thursday, February 21, 2013

UNA senatorial slate resumes AC sorties

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) resumed sorties in Angeles City, February 20, its first coalition-organized public meeting for its senatorial slate in Luzon.
Vice-mayorable candidate Mark Allen Sison said on Tuesday that it’s all-systems go for the UNA as Binay, Estrada and Enrile, considered as Big Three endorsers of the party, formally endorsed the coalition’s senatorial bets in the midterm 2013 elections to the Angeleño voters.
Sison said that UNA is thankful for the overwhelming support of the Angeleños especially the assistance of Angeles City Public Market Vendors Federation and Thunders which they have given to UNA senatorial slate led by Nancy Binay, Tingting Cojuangco, JV Ejercito, Jack Enrile, Richard Gordon, Gregorio Honasan, Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay and Juan Miguel Zubiri.
”We’re so thankful for the support of my Cabalen and the Vice President. UNA is very honored and proud to have its first assembly here in Central Luzon,” he noted.
UNA secretary general and Navotas Rep. Tobias “Toby” Tiangco said his group cannot be accused of premature campaigning because there is no such thing under the law. “We are not violating any law. We are doing what is legal.”
The Comelec has conceded that there is no law against premature campaigning. The poll body cited a Supreme Court decision saying that those seeking elective posts are only considered candidates at the start of the campaign period.
Yet, advocacy groups have launched the “anti-epal” campaign in an effort to monitor and shame politicians caught prematurely campaigning, and plastering their faces on government projects.
UNA is a coalition between Binay’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and former President Joseph Estrada’s PMP. It is the self-styled “constructive opposition” to the Aquino administration.