Graft raps filed vs Mike Arroyo in helicopter scam

20 PNP execs will also undergo trial


Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jose Miguel Arroyo was haled to court Wednesday over the sale to the Philippine National Police of two of five helicopters which he allegedly bought from an American firm for the use of his wife, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for her campaign in the 2004 presidential election.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed a graft charge against Arroyo in the Sandiganbayan, accusing him of selling two secondhand Raven I helicopters, but that were passed off as brand-new.

Senator Panfilo Lacson welcomed the filing of charges, saying, “it’s the long arm of the law finally catching up with Mike Arroyo, and hopefully it will catch up with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.”

Charged with Mike Arroyo were 20 PNP officials, led by then Director General Jesus Verzosa, and Hilario de Vera, president of Manila Aerospace Products Trading (Maptra), a PNP supplier. The graft charge is bailable, at P30,000 for each of the accused.

They were accused of violating Section 3 (e) of the antigraft law, which penalizes acts of public officials that cause undue injury to any party or give a private party any unwarranted benefits or advantage.

Seven other PNP officials were also charged with falsification of public documents for claiming that the two helicopters sold to the police had conformed to specifications set by the National Police Commission (Napolcom).

Arroyo’s first graft case, filed late last year, stemmed from his role in the approval of the

$329-million National Broadband Network deal with China’s ZTE Corp. The deal was scrapped amid allegations of overpricing and payoffs.


The Office of the Ombudsman listed Lionair Inc. owner Archibald Po, who had named Mike Arroyo as the true owner of the helicopters, as one of its witnesses.

Po earlier testified in a Senate inquiry that he delivered $700,000 in cash to Arroyo at the LTA Building in Makati City following the sale of the aircraft.

Arroyo has filed a perjury case against Po in the Pasay City prosecutor’s office.

Lionair is the exclusive distributor of Robinson helicopters in the country. Maptra was Lionair’s marketing agent in the bidding for helicopters at the PNP.


In its charge sheet, the Office of the Ombudsman alleged that the police officials conspired with Arroyo and De Vera to sell Arroyo’s two used helicopters to the PNP from 2009 to 2010.

It said they “willfully, unlawfully and criminally [gave] unwarranted benefits, advantage and preference” to Arroyo, De Vera and Maptra through “irregular and related acts pertaining to the negotiated procurement by the PNP” of three helicopters.

P104.9M for 3 choppers

Other PNP officials charged with graft were Directors Luizo Ticman, Ronald Roderos, Romeo Hilomen, George Piano and Leocadio Santiago; Deputy Director General Jefferson Soriano; Chief Superintendent Herold Ubalde; Senior Superintendents Luis Saligumba, Job Antonio, Edgar Paatan, Mansue Lukban and Larry Balmaceda; Superintendents Ermilando Villafuerte and Roman Loreto; Chief Insp. Maria Josefina Recometa; Superintendent Claudio Gaspar Jr.; Senior Police Officer 3 Ma. Linda Padojinog; Police Officer 3 Avensuel Dy; and nonuniformed personnel Ruben Gongona.

The first page of former First Gentleman Juan Miguel Arroyo's motion for authority to travel abroad.

The Office of the Ombudsman alleged that the PNP officials awarded the contract to Maptra for the supply and delivery of three helicopters in 2009 for P104.985 million even though Maptra did not have the technical and financial eligibility under the rules.

The PNP bought two standard Robinson R44 Raven I helicopters and one fully equipped Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter through a negotiated procurement with Maptra.

The Ombudsman found that the two Raven I helicopters offered by Maptra during the negotiation process were not brand-new, had expired engine warranties, and did not conform to the specifications on an endurance and ventilating system that the PNP first set when it sought to buy helicopters.

Despite this, the PNP still bought the secondhand helicopters at brand-new prices.

By paying for the three helicopters although two of them were not brand-new, the PNP lost P34.632 million, the overprice of the amount it gave to Maptra, the Office of the Ombudsman noted.

The PNP also suffered undue injury and grave damage because it was deprived of two new helicopters with engine warranties and longer serviceability, it added.

The Office of the Ombudsman also filed falsification of public documents charges against Piano, Saligumba, Antonio, Paatan, Roderos, Lukban and Dy. Their bail was set at P24,000 each.

It alleged that Piano, Saligumba, Antonio and Paatan falsified the resolution of the inspection and acceptance committee by stating that the two Raven I helicopters conformed to the specifications of the Napolcom and had passed the acceptance criteria.

‘Absolutely false’

This was “absolutely false,” the Ombudsman said.

Lukban and Dy were accused of falsifying the inspection report form by claiming that the two helicopters had passed Napolcom standards.

Roderos was charged after claiming in a memorandum order that based on the inspection, the two Raven I helicopters delivered to the PNP had met all the requirements.

The day before the second graft charge case was filed against Mike Arroyo, he sought permission from the Sandiganbayan fourth division to travel to Japan from June 16 to 21 to meet anew with the Filipino community.

The Sandiganbayan division is handling Arroyo’s graft case in connection with the NBN-ZTE deal.

Arroyo also said he wanted to go to Hong Kong from June 21 to 23 to attend to business for the family’s LTA building of which he is president, before returning to the Philippines.

In his motion, he said Filipinos in Edogawa-Ku, whom he met with last month, had invited him to return for further discussions of their concerns.

The invitation came from a certain Evelyn Solis, who told Arroyo in a letter that his previous talk before the Filipinos there “generated immense impact” and they wanted to talk with him further.

Solis also said the community wanted to give him a tour  of the recreational sites there.

Arroyo said he was still entitled to his constitutional right to travel, stressing that he is innocent until proven otherwise.

Originally posted at 04:21 pm | Wednesday, June 06,  2012

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  • Nueva

    game na big mike ur turn lol ready lol

  • Tranquililing

    Ikulong na ang mandarambong na ito! Dahil sa inyo na tanggal ang bossing kakosa ko! Isama narin si Bansot! Mabulok na sana kayo sa muntinlupa!

  • quirinomayer

    Seguro nanginginig na ito dahil wala ng inaasahan sa Supreme Court. The noose is tightening around the necks of these plunderers. The long arm of the law is catching up with them. And except for their few blind followers, the whole nation wants them to suffer the consequence of their acts.

    Let justice be done to this thieves and their cohorts wherever they may be.

  • ernie

    abalos out , big mike  in !

  • What, Me worry?

    Your tabachingching wishes to be excused.

  • Jimmy P

    Good news

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    St. Lukes to the rescue, sigurado magkakasakit bigla ito!!!…Law Enforcement should be in a high alert to abort pre-meditated synchronized crime that will be exerted by lawless thugs to instill fear into our society….General Bartolome kayo na po ang bahala para sa kapayapaan ng ating bayan…

    • RomyLitz

      If he has no HDO, then the drama scenes may be in three possible locations, Hospital, NAIA airport or witness stand or BNP. I like the last one location, it is the conclusion of the drama.

  • Night

    buti nga sayo!! LOLONG!!!!

  • rapas_gamrud

    Sa wakas……………….mukhang lumalakad na ang batas.

    • franciscoyapanalagbate

      Matagal kasing na-polio ang mga paa ng batas.  Sana naman ay maging ‘brisk walk” para mabilis-bilis na makapag-wheelchair sa kulungan si Mike.  kawawa naman ang magiging kulungan niya at baka pati ito ay manakaw.

  • RomyLitz

    This is the appetizer after the TRO ( Take Renato Out) actions in 44 days !! He has limited expected options standards among plunderers and looters. They are, 1) call in sick, goto St. Luke 2) mild stroke 3) Wheelchair appearance in court. I love to see these inevitable scenes live on TV with different charactes such as Gloria, Mike, JocJoc and Renato with fixed locations, hospital or airport or witness stand !! With special added feature, neckbrace !1

    • inquirerman

      di na siguro uubra ang neckbrace at wheelchair dito. 

      hmm… how about faking death? nah… masyadong halata.

    • ddano

      You forgot : prayer rally/novena with the bishops. 

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Ang sarap ng hustisya!

  • JJF724

    I wonder what the Priest gona say about this for Arroyo’s defence?

    • Night

      pahingi ng montero sport… hehehe mitsubishops

    • What, Me worry?

      wala na siguro, sobrang obvious na, kasi maski yung mag-asawa naniniwalang guilty yung isat-isa eh.

  • belairskycrapper

     …. slowly but surely the wheel of justice is starting to roll-on for the good of the filipino

    • generalproblem

      yes the wheel(chair) of justice is finally rolling hehehe. baka sa saint luke na naman ito. dapat ang mga doctor sa st luke kasuhan din kung kasabwat

  • marivon

    Gayahin ninyo si Mubarak, mas dramatic dahil nasa stretcher hindi lang wheel chair. Mas maraming “awa” points yun. The only problem is may maniniwala pa kaya kay ex FG?

    • What, Me worry?

      Hindi ako maaawa kay mike, pero maaawa ako duon sa magbubuhat ng stretcher.

      • inquirerman

        syempre naman, ang bigat kaya niya… mabigat kasi maraming kinurakot. boom!

  • doublecross

    hindi lang eto ang kanyang kasalanan ginawa sa Pilipinas, yon 2004 election dapat din tutukan dhl kasabwat ang boung hanay ng AFP kapalit ng malaking halaga at promotion sa ranko ng mga heneral.mike, balasubas ka kc at magnanakaw kaya dapat sa iyo makulong.

  • nonato

    Ito na ang sinasabi ko…..Panahon na para pagbayarin ang mga taong ito at ito din ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit  tayong mga pinoy mahirap pa din kasi sa mga koraptong opisyal….Gisinnnggg mga kabayan!!!!

  • Francis

    Alam ko na next scene..sasama pakiramdam at sasakay sa mahiwagang wheelchair going to St. Lukes Hospital.

  • Hendot2012

    Hindi yan makukulong magkakasakit yan o kaya mamamatay ang witness

  • barako22

    pede naman mag bail yan graft lang ang kaso sana kung plunder

    • generalproblem

      wala na talagang kawala si taba.
      1. wala na si corona sa SC
      2. wala na si aling merci sa ombudsman napalitan na ni morales
      3. wala na si iggy para panakip butas nya saka ang pumalit kakampi ni pnoy
      4. si abalos may kaso na din
      5. ang mga ampatuan nakakulong na
      6. si mickey at asawa may kaso din
      7. nagising na ang mga bicolano kaya talo na si dato sa susunod na election
      8. si mirriam ay lalayas na sa senado
      9. lahat ng kapartido nila bumalimbing na
      10. at higit sa lahat mamayat na sya

      • What, Me worry?

         very true

      • inquirerman

        uy, maawa naman po kayo sa kaniya. di nyo po ba alam, mabait siya, santo. walang kasalanan.

  • Andoy51

    Patay kang Mike “Maghabla Kayo” Arroyo! This arrogant First Gentleman had no compunction about suing anyone who dared cross or criticize him, and is known for his favorite line, “Sue me!”

    Now, he will get his wish and have his real day in court. He should be arrested and jailed without bail because the charges against him constitute plunder, a non-bailable offense.

    Authorities beware of Big Mike! He is good at:

    1. Feigning illness;
    2. Lying to his teeth;
    3. Prone to flying the coop (magaling tumakas).

    • inquirerman


  • What, Me worry?

    Bailable yata ang graft.

    Kasuhan nyo na ng rape, yung lumang kaso ni Echegaray i-kaso nyo sa kanya as brandnew.

  • RyanE

    Before, the Arroyos might be dreaming with smile on their faces because Merci and Corona are still in their positions back then. Now, they could be suffering from nightmares as their protectors were no longer there. 

  • What, Me worry?


    Magpapalagay ng brace iyan, like his wife sa lalamunan, but this time using Kawayan, with apple.

    • inquirerman


  • Cubano

    Sana non-bailable yan.  

    • inquirerman

      depende sa judge yan. kailangan mapatunayan ng prosecution na “flight-risk” itong si taba

  • batoph

    It will be very interesting to see where this goes….and how fast!

    • johnp72

      If my recollection is right, the PNP submitted their investigation and evidence to the ombudsman last year at around May or June, now you have an idea how fast is this case is progressing.

  • Pedro

    THE LAW OF KARMA  or the LAW  OF  UNIVERSAL  RETRIBUTION  IS NOW OPERATIONAL. . .Nobody. .  yes .  . nobody can stop it now. . 

  • Donardo Cuago



    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss Mikey???

    • inquirerman

      mikey is on the dance floor yoh!

  • Bernie

    ibalik ang mga kinurakot at ikulong ng habang buhay. imagine kung ilan ang nagutom at namatay dahil sa kahirapan nang ang mga suwapang na ito ay nagpapakasasa sa kaban ng bayan? walang kapatawaran!

  • gardy_versozi

    i handa ang wheelchair!!!

    • inquirerman

      handa na!

    • ddano

      Pati Electric Chair. O kaya para tipid sa koryente, ipa-lechon na lang kay Mang Tomas.

  • nti_boohaya

    It’s about time.  Don’t stop at Big Mike.  If the trend of going for the head to send chills down the spine, then go after the BOC, AFP, PNP, NEDA chiefs who erred during Arroyo administration.  Euro directors (as general is not a rank in the PNP) and those who are directly involved in the acquisition of these helicopters come into mind.  The band is practicing “Another one bites the dust.”  Soon they will be humming.

    • Nueva

       gsis sss philheath hdmf bir coa and come to think pano ba naging milyonaryo ang mga generals eh ang liit lang kaya ng sweldo nila bakit may mga mansion sila please check

  • bong

    I am elated with this report.

  • Boying

    Graft? I believe it should be plunder as the amount was more than Php50 million. And di basta basta makakappag post ng bail siya!

  • athenapallas

    ngayong di na nakaupo sa trono si Corona ay maparurusahan na ang mga korap. ituloy-tuloy na sana. Mikey, Abalos, Ampatuans. Joel Reyes at marami pa.

  • johnp72

    Panawagan sa Sandigan Bayan, bilisan niyo ang pagresolba sa kaso at marami ng nakapag retire at tumatanggap na ng pension jan.  Si Big Mike naman ay nakapag abroad na baka mawala pa siya.  

  • daffy

    tiba tiba na naman St. Lukes nito!! siguradong magkakasakit na naman tong hinayupak na to!!!

  • What, Me worry?

    Sino kaya ang magiging lawyer nito?

    I can’t wait to see him/her (the lawyer) making funny faces, tongue-in-cheek remarks as he defends his client in court and from the media.

    • michael sabugaa

      another wheel chair please….

    • MannyKingfisher

      Si Topak-cio, sino pa.

  • cebuwads

    History will repeat itself kung ano ang nangyari noon ay ganun pa rin ang mangyayari ngayon..billions had gone to the hands of corrupt government officials yet nobody had gone to jail..from Marcos era to Arroyo its just the same old story..the present administration is plainly the same puro salita kulang sa gawa!

    • bong

      Wait until GMA is put in jail.   President Aquino already reiterated that he will NOT pardon Arroyo.or give her executive clemency.

  • Juan

    That’s a good move. .  At least mabawasan yung kinurakot nila. . Be vigilant, PNP is involved and there might be white wash . .

  • What, Me worry?

    An MD friend just text’d.

    “Tabachingching is Hyperlamoncemic, pag bumaba ang food
    count niyan sa sikmura bigla nalang yan nawawalan ng imik, kung sino ang
    kumausap sa kanya kakagatin nya. Make sure a leash is ready.”

  • pilipino

    Kung si Villar ang naging Pangulo, I don’t think pakakasuhan nya tong Fat Guy na to.

    • gie

      paano kasuhan ni villar, meron din sya c-5….. tama ka dung….

      • athenapallas

        oonga no? di ba dapat kasuhan din si Villar dahil maliwanag na korapsyon yung ginawa nya sa C-5?  sana hukayin ulit ito para parehas ang labanan at walang pinipili ika nga.

  • kevinmcn

    needs to go on these trips to get the money out of the country

  • salvation phils

    Baka mawala testigo, involve mga pulis kurakot.

  • aldhins

    Kung graft lang kaso kay FG wala yan bailable naman yan :) dag dagan nyo pa
    1.ZTE 2. Fertilizer Scam 3.chopper scam  dami pang pera pang bayad ng pyansa baka tapos na  6 year term ni P-noy wala rin mangyari, Parang pagong ang pag usad ng kaso pag VIP ang nasasangkot sa corruption.

  • sharkbaittt

    get rid of all these corrupt and greedy people!

  • salvation phils

    This country should make ready sets of heavy duty wheelchairs as well as unlimited days of booking at prominent hospital they are used to make shelter.
    No need for good Lawyers only Good Lying battalion of doctors is enough as well as lists of ailments not possible to be treated here in Philippines.Thats all.

  • donvitoandolini

    Pwede naman allow departure order kay Mike boses ekik provided itatali siya sa elesse habang lumilipad ang chopper.

  • tigok

    The graft charge is bailable, at P30,000 for each accused.,,,yeah right by the time he is
    convicted hes Tigok already

  • tigok

    next move favorite asylum St LUkes medical center
    with wheelchair and cervical brace hehehe

    • George Santos

      nice one

  • George Santos

    In his motion, he said the Filipinos in Edogawa-Ku,Japan  who he had just met
    with last month, had invited him to return for further discussions of
    their concerns. And he will hire NINJAS as his bodyguard…………………

  • samarutan


  • gie

    cgurado naka ready na room nya sa st. lukes hospital, kung ako kay mike, sa medical city naman mag pa confine, gasgas na palusot nyo lagi kayo may sakit may kaso….. kung ma hospital sana yung malala, at mahihirapan ka ng matagal….

  • itsumo kokomo

    How fast? I hope we can see any time frame. I think filipinos are so dumb, how on earth that Egypt convict there president at a speed of light. Does it mean that we are not able to do the same thing? Why until now ampatuan and arroyo not yet convicted? Becoz we are so DUMB.

  • tonito

    Payagan na si Mike Arroyo na lumipad papuntang Japan at Hong Kong.  Pero ang dapat niyang gamitin paglipad sa mga bansang ito ay isa sa mga helicopters na pinagbili niya sa PNP.  Papunta at pauwi ay ito ang dapat niyang sakyan.  Tignan lang natin kung sasakay siya dito.

  • Ai

    This is good news…I’m glad. Overheard: nagpayaman nang husto ito from PAGCOR funds at Subic smuggling. Word directly from a stewardess ng isang airline kung saan sya sumakay papuntang HK: yakap yakap nya ang isang itim na satchel ni ayaw bitawan…nabuking bigla nang mabitawan at makita ang laman..saan galing ang laman? haay baka ninakaw nga…:).

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Arroyo also said he wanted to go to Hong Kong from June 21 to 23 to
    attend to some business for LTA Inc., for which he is President, before
    returning to the Philippines.
    Arrogante! Ipupuhunan na niya ang kinurakut nilang dalawang mag-asawa !
    Kailangan mabawi ang kahi’t huling sentimo na ninakaw ng mga Arroyo mula sa kaban ng bayan.
    Itong mga Arroyong mga ito ang amo ng napatalsik na si Corona. Parehong mangungurakot !

  • Efren

    The next big problem is the very slow judicial process – – on bail, and it takes years of trial !   Something must be done to improve the judicial process :  For all Heinous Crimes and cases of Graft and Plunder ,  the Jury System should be considered and introduced !

  • wawa2172

    Ombuds Carpio charged Mike Arroyo of the chopper anomaly. Technicalities however will cause Mike to be happy again. Mike is not a government employee so the sandiganbayan is not the proper venue because Mike is a civilian and must be charged in regular court.

    • FernandoBusi

      mukhang sinadya nga noh … nag hihintay lang cguro ng bayad para ma drop ang kaso on technicality 

    • MannyKingfisher

      You cannot charge a crime in two separate court. The crime of the the government employees complement those the crime of private individual. Ms. Carpio is not ignorant of the law to let those things pass her attention.

    • Jerry_SeinfeId

      pansinin nyo post nyang si wawa2172… pro-Arroyo yan kagaya ni Andres, agong at Richard.  kapag walang kumakampi sa idol nilang ARROYO gagawa ng usap usapan. Pro-Corona din yan kaya walang bilang ano man ang sabihin ng mga taong kagaya nito. Gasgas ka na baligtarin pa… ipagtanggol mo ngayon boss mo huy.

      • Cool

        ehhehe… ako po, anti GMA, anti CORONA… kaya lang, mas lalung ayaw ko po kay Aquino……

      • JuanTamadachi

        May I suggest you consider Marcos, Jr. ?

        quid multa?

  • Raymond


  • bagombong

    How come that in Egypt Mubarak convicted already compare so Ampatuan cases which is almost 4 yrs,… is that how really slow justice in Pinas? or that is how dumb we are…a country that cannot convict people with money….sa totoo lang other countries are laughing on us on our justice system, sabi nga ng mga kano  na kasamaan ko sa office, kaya raw ang Chinese na drug lord sa Pinas nagpupuntahan dahil madali silang lumusot dito…mahuli man sila dito at least hindi bitay ang parusa at kung makuha raw sa tamang presyo…labas ulit sila…well, sa palagay ko tama rin talaga yun opinion nila…

  • MannyKingfisher

    Do you believe this master of lying and maneuvering that he will go to Japan and Honkong for speaking engagement and business trip for LTA? My belief is he is moving his dollar deposits so it could not be detected. Who will believe this guy about his speaches? He and his bunch were the most discredited animals so far in the PH.

    Maybe, because of his constitutional rights, he will be allowed to travel but for precautionary measures have his moves be surveiled as this guy will make any maneuverings so his stashed dollars abroad will be safe.

    By the way did he not declare in the senate investigation committee that he divest himself of his interest in the LTA? How come now that he will go to Hongkong for business trip for the LTA? I think the government will make a second look at this.

  • MannyKingfisher

    Do you believe this master of lying and maneuvering that he will go to Japan and Honkong for speaking engagement and business trip for LTA? My belief is he is moving his dollar deposits so it could not be detected. Who will believe this guy about his speaches? He and his bunch were the most discredited animals so far in the PH.
    Maybe, because of his constitutional rights, he will be allowed to travel but for precautionary measures have his moves be surveiled as this guy will make any maneuverings so his stashed dollars abroad will be safe.
    By the way did he not declare in the senate investigation committee that he divest himself of his interest in the LTA? How come now that he will go to Hongkong for business trip for the LTA? I think the government will make a second look at this.

  • Russell Ariola

    Wahahaahaaaa… ayan na. Madali nang maglinis ngayon dahil wala si Convict-Corona.
    Wala ng makikialam sa wastong daloy ng hustisya.

    Kelan ba arraignment? Foh sure nakawheelchair at naka-neckbrace rin si Mike E70HSSA !

  • Lea

    naku po! baka maubos ang wheel chair sa Pilipinas.
    Sana ang gamitin ni Big Mike na wheel chair brand new.

  • Martin

    Now, The big fat guy must not be allowed to travel again or he won’t return.

    • Lea

      kawawa naman si small lady naiwan sa Veterans Hospital.

      • Guest

         bibisitahin naman sya ni mr.hamburjer abalos nakapagpyansa na kc ang kumag.

  • sojusakitofu

    St. Luke’s, start reserving your presidential suite to this fat lying crook. He’s planning to get sick soon.

  • spearheads

    Pinagtabla lang yata ni lola conching itong si PNoy at mga Arroyo. Nakademanda nga si Mike sa helicopter scam pero nabasura naman yong bribery at graft charges base sa 2004 eleksyon laban kay GMA at Mike Arroyo. Makakaalis naman yang si Mike dahil bailable naman yong demanda. 30,000 pesos lang? Do you think this will prosper considering that Gen. Versoza is close to PNoy? Chicken.

  • spearheads

    Lest, I will be misinterpreted by the yellows again, I would like see Mike Arroyo and General Versoza both dancing in jail. That is, if the evidence so warrants.

  • isalexus

    Ito ang kasong dapat tapusin! Di hamak na tunay na halimbawa ng abuso sa pinanghahawakan na  katungkulan sa gobyerno— mga bantay kunwari bilang mga pulis samantalang sila ang mga nagnanakaw. Mga Bantay salakay!! At iyung naman si Mike ARROYO tipikal na “Influence Peddler” na ginamit ang impluwensiya ng kanyang asawang pangulo ng bayan. Ang hatol sa mga ito at kung ano mang parusa ay dapat na higit na mataas keysa  sa mga ordinariong kriminal!

  • Simplify1

    “the PNP lost P34.632 million”? teka.. teka… yung pera na sinabi ni convict corona na P34.7M na nasa kanyang account, baka eto yun?  Patago lang sa kanya ni Mike? hehehehe…

    • batangpaslit

      hingi ng balato ha pag it leads to conviction dahil meron kang dividend, bilang finders keeper


    The day of reckoning has finally come. We reap what we sow.

  • Concur_Dissent


    Pagsabay-sabayin nang i-file yung mga kaso ng mag asawang arroyo na mga corrupt!  Wala ng haharang na mga restraining orders na lalabas mula sa supreme court! 

    • AmBoy24

      hehehe…pakiramdam mo lang iyan…

  • Jim De Garman

    yan mike magsawa ka ngayun sa mga kasong haharapin mo…noon hinahamon mo ang mga tao na magsampa ng kaso laban sayo, puro kayabangan at pasarap buhay ang ginawa mo sa loob ng 9 na taon ninyo sa malakanyang magsisi ka man.. doon pa rin sa munti ang bagsak.

  • maximus commentus

    Makulong man ang mga Arroyo, house arrest o hospital arrest lang ang mangyayari, worst na sa kanila yung may luxury mansion sa loob ng bilibid. Unfair talaga, para silang hindi pinaparusahan, parang nasa resort lang. Sarap ng buhay. Kaya hindi natatakot magnakaw ang mga pulitiko eh, basta mayaman, hindi sila mahihirapan sa kulungan gaya ng mahihirap.

    Dapat pantay-pantay lang ang kaledad ng kulungan, i-isolate na lang sila sa ibang preso para hindi sila gulpihin, pero dapat maliit na kulungan pa rin, yung maiinip sila at magsisisi.

  • jayoliver

    One by one they fall…

    Filipinos are finally starting to savor the sweetness of victory!

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Bailable by P24,000.00 and P30,000.00 !!!  Iyan ang nakakaasar sa Pilipinas, magnakaw ka ng P500 milyon ang piyansa mo is P5,000.00… ay sus!!!  Kahit 100 katao pa ang isama ko sa piyansa at regaluhan ng bagong bahay at kotse ang warden kung ang nakurakot ko eh P500 milyon, kayang kaya.  Baka naman puwede itaas ang bail depende sa presyo na ninakaw ng mga kawatan.  ARROYO ang pinag-uusapan natin, kung hindi million dollars ang bail… walang kwenta ang batas papogi natin. Naman naman.

    • batangpaslit

      masakit ang mabigo ano ha?
      who made the lawas? diba, silang ring mga magnanakaw.
      foresight ba….hehehe
      a perverted and warped foresight

    • cute79

      dapat nga nito walang piyansa eh at kunin  lahat ng ari-arian at pera nila para mtakot yong mga magnanakaw at nagbabalak na magnakaw.pag nagkataon wla ng gustong mag pulitiko.

  • w33k3nd3r

    you’re going down, fats0 !!!

  • Alex

    This is long overdue! Mike Arroyo and company have milked the govt during the incumbency of Gloria. It is time they pay their crimes.

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    If you stole a piece of gold-plated earring for trying to feed your family for a day, you will end up in a cold, damp, hard, crowded, and noisy prison cell.

    If you steal billions and deprive millions, you will end up in a luxury suite, complete with perks and amenities that rival the best hotels in the country. The best part is, you don’t have to spend a single dime because the very people that you’ve deprived are the very ones who are going to pay for it.

    Such is the irony of life and justice in the Philippines. Yeah, you know what they say, “it’s more fun in the Philippines”, no?

    • Spartan Ismagul

      I say put him in the same jail where where ordinary convicts are.

    • Cool

      sshhh….speaking of golds…matanong ko lang po… saan ba napunta yung mga gold and diamond na naiwan ni imelda nuon sa palace…… kaninong kamag-anak nga ba yon?  nagtatanong lang po… =)

      • Efren

        Itanong mo kay Joker (sa asawa pala niya) !

      • JuanTamadachi

        Sorry.. double post.. computer had a hiccup.

      • JuanTamadachi

        Efren, I like your sense of humor & repartee.. As they say, there is a lot more truth in statements said in jest than those that are said “seriously”. Great post..

        quid multa?

  • Guest

    yari ka porky! kailan kaya si super kurakot fvr na tatay tatayan ni gma,enrile at singson?

  • gregandymar

    It would be a good deterrent to corrupt officials to see “big fishes” being convicted, imprisoned, and really punished to the maximum allowed by law. Most of us silently understand that many politicians are corrupt and seemingly untouchables. Many Filipinos before were glad when Erap was convicted, but only to come out later that it was scripted by GMA who fully pardoned him. I really hope and pray that this time we should make them pay to prove that crime does not pay!

  • w33k3nd3r

    I noticed a comment stating that he might do a drama and end up “sickly” on a wheel chair. Please, it won’t work– he needs a fork lift to haul him around.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Many will agree including myself it is time for this individual to have a feel of what it is like seeing your hands touching prison re-bars as cold and as dirty as these can be.  It is only through this kind of experience someone like Miguel Pidal will learn valuable lesson no matter how rich and influential one is, in the end – like all the Al Capones of this world – he will have to face the music.  How much is truly enough to such people like him?  They have taken the Filipino people to the cleaners for  9 years and capping their notoriety by selling used equipment as brand new to people unmindful of the risk of flying machines with dubious history?  Let us wake up fellow countrymen.

    • Spartan Ismagul

      Korek ka dyan.  “How much is truly enough to such people like him?” Greed has no limit.  Have this man and other members of his family who has the same appitite for stealing people’s money behind bars para di tularan.

  • franklyn flores


  • 4kingdaddy

    okay…let him go to japan and hongkong….provided he makes gloria as his collateral to ensure that he is coming back….someone told him a case will be filed against him ahead of time, so he filed a motion to leave the country the day before the 2nd graft filing takes effect….the arroyos still have a lot of clout inside the government….they knew everything that is going on against them….there are still moles inside the government who are dedicated to them…. 

    • batangpaslit

      higit 10 years sila sa poder, dipa ba sila maka establish ng network na merong tinatanggap na regular bonus?
      kaya lang sa mali ginagamit

  • richard ortega

    inililipat lang nila sa hongkong at japan ang ninakaw nila, kaya mga kababayan paano na?

  • Dynamic

    Why can’t the government freeze all their assets,filling charges against them is one thing,talking about the charges is another thing,and all of a sudden they plea not guilty to the charges like Mrs.arroyo did earlier.In other words they’re finding out more time to hide everything they can…
    If found guilty,no more asset$ to be found…

  • alkatipunero

    Punishment for corrupt Gov’t. officials:
    1. Removal from public office
    2. Take possession of all of the assets and that of the immediate family
    3. Imprisonment
    Para naman kabahan silang gumawa ng illegal.

    • $25214711

      Sumpain para mamatay. Mahirap silang ipakulong.

  • Cool

    kung di nyo sana dinaya si FPJ nuon…. dili sana, medyo maganda ang exit ninyo….hehehe…. ayan tuloy.. karma… =)

  • idolhunter

    FG. Oras mo na sa kulungan :D

  • Al Calde

    The charge should be plunder with the amount of money involve and would have not been bailable!

  • cute79

    grabe ang ginawang kahayupan sa bayan ng taong ito at asawa nyang wlang hiya!

  • 4black_ops

    The amount of bail required is a joke….P30,000 and P20,000. The judge should have latitude to increase the bail commensurate to the amount involved.

    • Lea

      ang liit pala ng bail.

    • spearheads

      Oissst nalilito ka yata, anong judge ang pinagsasabi mo dyan?. Yang bayani mong si Ombudsman carpio morales ang nagsampa ng kaso at nagrekomenda ng 30,000 bail pang pizza pie. Di ba bida ninyo yan? 

    • Dynamic

      That’s just for formality sake…

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    Now I am seeing the application of the anti-graft law enacted more than half a century ago. Let us see how far this will go.

  • franklyn flores

    Ayan na. Wala na appointee nila ubusan na to

    • AmBoy24

      tatanda at uubanin at puputi na ang buhok mo o kaya’y mapapanot ka rin gaya ng sinto-sinto sa palasyo eh hindi iyan hihimas ng rehas ng kulungan….

  • kabayandinako

    Mike Arroyo, instead of denying that you are guilty why not do the usual: Ask TRO from the Supreme Court.(Nye eheh!!!). Or better, tell the court you are very sick and you need to go abroad for treatment and go to the airport in a wheelchair complete with neck braces.

    • Snoopy S

      hahahaha…! tama ka kapatid..wala na yung “REAR GUARD” nila…….. tinamaan ng kidlat dahil sa “UTANG NA LOOB”

    • AmBoy24

      hehehe….corny…alam mo,tatanda,uubanin,mabubungi,mapapanot,iihi at tatae ka na salawal mo ay hindi makukulong iyang si can always dream of him going to jail,LIBRE NAMAN IYAN….

  • Snoopy S

    Ikulong muna kagaya ng mga “petty offenders” sa lansangan hanggang ilabas ang due process kagaya ng karamihan…

    • AmBoy24

      ungas,hanggang ngayon ay hindi mo pa ba alam ang kalakalan sa pinas regarding dispensing of justice…sa mahirap lang iyan applicable at hindi sa mayaman…it hurts,but that’s the reality…

  • hustlergalore

    nagulat ako sa bail a. 30 kyaw lang.

    my goodness!


    • AmBoy24

      magpasalamat na lang kayo at may bail pang ipinatong…

    • spearheads

      The 30,000 pesos recommended bail is proof enough that the charge is kyaw kyaw lang. Parang pinasarap lang ang yellowmob sabay dismiss noong 2004 election charge for bribery at graft..

      • beerhunters

        the yellow mob is just being titillated with SALn-SALn as in the corona case! he he he ha ha ha

  • blainz

    There ought to be a law where people charged by the ombudsman with graft reachng a certain amount, like P1M, will immediately have a hold departure order against them.

    All these foreign trips just raise the suspicion that money is being moved to untraceable accounts.

    • AmBoy24

      you initiate it…para naman mapakinabangan ka,hindi iyong puro dada lang kayo…hehehe..

      • blainz

        Thanks for the tip.

        I just wrote to my (non-deadbeat) congressman detailing my idea, good thing he comes from the same party as the president, which should improve the chances that it would be taken up.

        Seeing that you have written replies on several posts here, maybe you should concentrate your efforts on writing to your congressman instead regarding YOUR desired reforms… “para naman mapakinabangan ka”.

        Have a nice day.

    • Efren

      Balita ko magaling ang abogado ni Mike kaya baka mahirapan makulong agad si Mike.  Ang abogado daw ni Mike ay yung abogado din ni Gloria at Renato – – AMBOY24 daw ang pangalan !

      • Lea

        Kunin kaya nila serbisyo ni Serapin Cuevas para tuloy ang showdown nila ni Ombudsman at para maka-bawi si Cuevas, kinain ng buhay si Cuevas during Impeachment.

      • blainz

        Wouldn’t it be nice if lawyers of these grafters and plunderers be forced to remit their clients’ pay back to the government if the client gets convicted? Alam naman natin kung saan galing yung perang pinambayad sa kanila.

        It could also result in less willingness on their part to “volunteer” their services – another boon for the country.

      • JuanTamadachi

        He can represent himself… It only took him 3 attempts to finally pass the bar exams after twice failing miserably..

        quid multa?

  • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

    sa pilipinas kakasuhan ka at ilalathala na questionable ang pera mo sa national media pero walang ‘freeze assets’ na gagawin.

    puro moro-moro lang at siraan ng pangalan dahil karamihan ng politico magnanakaw.

  • pcosmachine


  • Beguine

    The wheels of justice grind ever so slowly. This fraudulent helicopter
    sale masterminded by Mike Arroyo and coddled by Gloria Arroyo
    has been going on for what seems like ages now.

    In the meantime, Mike Arroyo keeps going back travelling to
    Japan and Hong Kong on very fishy business trips.

    When will this particular charge be finished with what’s clear
    to be leading to illegal loot confiscation and jail term or terms
    for Mike and his accomplices?

    It’s the usual Hurry up! before Mike either escapes or dies
    of myocardial infarction now awaited killer type heart

  • RiverHorse

    it’s about bloody time!

  • franciscoyapanalagbate

    The office of the Ombudsman, under tha leadership of Ms. Conchita Carpio Morales, is on a roll. Her testimony during the Corona trial was the catalyst for the overwhelming conviction of Mr. Corona.  Hopefully it can follow through in Mike’s case.  And onwards to the other cases that is so obvious not to merit their comeuppance.  Precisely this office has been created to go after the scalawags in the government service.  There must be no let up.  It’s only through thorough performance that the people will slowly but surely trust and support the government in nation building.  The only caveat is that the office must find and apply the legal ways to fast-tract these case/s.  This episode is just beginning and hopefully Mike will see the light and simply tell the truth this early and he will not have that kind of humiliation in the eyes of the public.  Lest he will appear to be an embarrasment to humanity.  If he still has some semblance of common sense he better use it now.  He must learn big in Mr. Corona’s fate.  He might become a dreg in the society just like what’s unfolding now in the life of Mr. Corona.  Wake up Mike!  You had your happy hour for a long, long time.  It’s payback time now.  I wish that the blindfolded lady’s scale of justice  will find Mike wanting.  And on to the cold and humbling jail and stay there for eternity.  Good luck office of the Ombudsman.  God bless the Philippines.

  • ryan andres

    tuhugin na yang baboy na yan!


    LIPULIN ang lahat ng mga TNL na mga MAGNANAKAW at mga KAWATAN na yan at ilagay lahat sa Scarborough shoal at palagyan sa kanila ng bakod ang buong kapaligiran ng shoal tulad ng the Great Wall of Tsekwa.  Gaeing kapatas si Mikeykawat dahil sanay syang makipag-usap sa mga sikyu at tricycle drivers, si Verzosakawat ang timekeeper, si Abalos ang checker, si Pichay ang in-charge sa water supply, si Ligot sa logistics, si Morato at Uriarte sa Entertainement at “Misc” service, si pandak ang recorder, si corona ang in-charge sa housing, at si Mike….uh, si Mike… Mike ang financer.  

  • Luthmar

    Tapos ka na ngayon Mike Arroyo, wala nang Iggy Arroyo na sasalo sa iyo.  Yung arogante mong anak na lang na si Mikey ang pasaluhin no.   Tutal sya yung pinakamadalas na gumamit ng mga choppers na yun.

    Apparently, Filipinos in Edogawa-Ku with whom MA had meetings want him back to further discuss their concerns (like what?) that “generated an immense impact.”  A certain 
    Evelyn Solis is the person who is inviting MA to return to Japan.  Excuse me, but who does
    MA represent and what are those concerns.  There’s something fishy here.  I always thought that when overseas Filipinos have some “concerns” it is the Embassy or the Consulate who should be consulted.  Who pays MA’s return trip to Japan?

    • Lea

      Malamang nakikinabang kay Mike Arroyo ang mga yan at hindi daw nag-aalala si Big Boy kasi marami syang Security Guard headed by Mikey Arroyo.

    • rosamistika16

      may niluluto daw na isda. kelangan cguro silipin kung anong putahe at parang special ang lasa (generated immense impact daw!).

      ano ga mga taong ere mag-isip at parang ang tingin nila sa mga pinoy ay sukdulan ang katangahan!

  • baritonevoice

    “Po earlier testified in a Senate inquiry that he delivered $700,000 in cash to Arroyo at the LTA Building in Makati City following the sale of the aircraft.”  Just wondering, did Mr. Arroyo deposit this payment in one of the dollar accounts of CJ Corona?  How could we possibly find that out?

  • archangel101

    Dapat gayahin natin ang egypt..look at where ex-pres Mubarak is? he’s in jail even if he’s sick..dapat ganun din kay gma..

  • jose_rizal11

    Walang palya talaga ang KARMA!!! Scarlet letter nu na yan sa pamilya nu!!! Pamilya ng Magnanakaw!!! kawawa nman ung mga apo walang kamuwang muwang for sure pag may nakakaaway sa school lagi sabihin ng makakaaway Your lola lolo and daddy are magnanakaw’s!!!

    • tarikan

      Pero joe_rizal nung panahon nyu pwede yan kasi mataas pa ang moral values ng mga tao. Pagmagnanakaw ang pamilya kawawa ang mga bata dahil walang makikipaglaro at pinagbabawalan ng kanikniyang magulang “Uy hwag kayong makipaglaro diyan sa mga anak ng magnanakaw”. Ngayon mga anak/asawa ng grand thieves eh ibinobuto pa sa pwesto. Di ba totooo Bongbong, Imee, Ninang Meldy? Also true Mickey & Datu, ano?

  • dinadaga

    I hope that Inquirer will follow this case with the same intensity as the Corona case. Your coverage has been fair to both sides and interested only in the truth and justice so unlike other newspapers and networks.

  • JuanTamadachi

    Jose Miguel “Mike” Dorovo, this complaint is beginning of your Armageddon & Ragnarok combined.. It will be a long and excruciatingly painful road for you to travel to meet your inexorable kismet; i.e., jail time,  you Schweinehund. 

    quid multa?


    FIRST GENTLEMAN??  Noon siguro.  Pero ngayon, FIRST KAWATAN!

    Hindi na dapat tinatawag pang kahit na ano yan kundi Mr for decency.  Lahat ng mga retiridong mga kawani ng pamahalaan ay hindi na dapat dinidikitan pa ng dati nilang titulo.  Mr or Ms is sufficient for identification. Sa PH lang naman kasi takaw-na-takaw sa titulo ang mga tao.  Pati yong mga may PhD, nagpapatawag ng Dr.  Yong may lawyer, si Atty.  Yong engineer, si Engr. Yong CPA, si accountant.  Tapos karamihan sa kanila nagtratrabaho sa isang intsik na hindi man tapos ng HS.  

    • tarikan

      Tumpak ka jan UrHONOR! Ako man buwisit na buwisit. Nung pumasa ako pagka civil engr. lahat ng kakilala, kaibigan, kamag-anak, pati mga kapatid at magulang ang tawag sa abang lingkod ay “engineer”. Para bang hindi na ako yung dating tao. Tau lang naman sa Pinas ang sobrang mabusisi sa title. Sa America tuwa na ang mga lawyers tawagin mister. Ang mga medical doctors at men of the cloth yun lang ang binibigyan ng tamang pagtawag. Sa Pinas, what a f***ing place, kamag-anak ko nagalit sa akin dahil tinawag ko lang ng nickname nya eh gusto pala fiscal (fixcal?). Magtaka pa tau eh si Sharon Cuneta my prefix sa pangalan nya Mega Sharon Cuneta. Mega maga, more like it. Kung ganun si Sharon Stone ay pwedeng tawagin Giga Sharon, lol. 

      • UrHONOR

        OO nga….sa US (hindi naman kailangan gayahin), dental and medical doctors lang ang tinatawag na Dr.  At ang lahat pang iba ay Mr o Ms.  Kahit na yong mga Rep o Cong, Mr ang tawag.  At yong mga Governors at Directors at Superintendents at kung sino-sino pa ay ginagamaitan ng titulo kapag official ang function.  Otherwise, Mr o Ms.  Kahit na mga pari (at least sa mga lugar na alam ko) ay Mr ang tawag (ayaw nila ng Ms kahit na halatang ganun sila).  Nakuha kasi ng Pinoy ang ganyang kaugalian sa mga punyetang kastila na sumira ng buhay, paniniwala at kabuhayan ng mga mamamayan ng bayan.

  • tarikan

    I think there’s a need to amend this bail on corruption charges. Imagine hundreds of millions of pesos involved in the corruption but the bail is peg at P30,000? Remember ex-Gen. Carlos Garcia  whose corruption amount was over P700M but posted a bail of P60K for two charges? I think it is very disproportionate. Why don’t the authorities amend it to 10% of the money involved? Is there a restriction on the bail amount in the constitution or in any law?  

  • Mike G

    Saan kayang hospital ikukulong… este maa-admit naman ito?
    Lahat na lang sila biglang nagkakasakit, kaya dapat gawan ng hospital wing na ang bilibid para sa mga nagsasakit sakitan

  • bongbong39

    Andiyan pa pala yang si Mike? hehehe kala ko kasama ni Abnoy sa lakad..kasingtulad rin to ni Abnoy may tulo ang utak nahawa kay Kris..

  • padrefaura

    small time case. papyansahan lang yan ni mike arroyo at patatagalin lang ang kaso. 
    nothing to celebrate. no big deal in my opinion.

    wala bang malakas lakas na kaso laban kay FG?

  • Opel

    the case will take a lot of time. Mike and Iggy might be singing together in the afterlife and the case will not still be finished. It might be San Pedro who would be reading Mike’s verdict.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Wala to pang Pogi Points lang kasi malapit na eleksyon. Pera pera lang yan tulad ng Electoral Sabotage kuno.

  • Guest

    Dapat sampung beses mas mabigat ang parusa sa mga pinagkakatiwalang opisyal ng gubyerno na nagnakaw ng pera ng bayan. Hindi matatakot at pamamarisan lang ng iba kung makalusot o magaan lang ang parusa sa mga sakim na lapastangan na ito.

  • batoph

    Gilbert & Sullivan could have done great things with this script!  Certain policemen’s lot is indeed not a happy one! The alleged actions of these PNP Officers do NOT assist in creating public confidence in the Republic’s Police force!

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Kung gusto agad ng resulta sa kaso, mabuti pa ipasa na lang natin ang kaso sa Singapore O Tsina. Mag hire na lang ng Atty nila kasi mga Atty dito sobra sa galing kaya nagka leche leche mga kaso sa Pinas. Kung sa Pinas lilitisin yan sa year 3012 wala pa desisyon at naka archive na sa SC. Justice Super Pagong In The Phil.

  • Joey

    Si Lionair Inc. owner Archibald Po yan ang dapat dakpin kasi yan ang mastermind sa pagbebenta ng helicopter bakit nasangkot si FG diyan halata political vendetta lang yan sigurado abswelto si FG diyan gaya ng nangyari sa Ombudsman inabswelto si Gloria kasama ang mga dati niyang gabinete dito maliwanag kahit ano gawin din ng Comelec sa kasong Election Sabotage ay wala silang matibay na ebidensya ang matibay na ebidensya nila laban kay Gloria ay puro “HEARSAY” sigurado abswelto si Gloria dito kasi biktima lang siya ng political harassment at political vendetta yun lang.Kaya kayong mga leftist at maka komunista malungkot kayo yung kinaiinisan niyo na matinong tao gaya ni Gloria ay mapapawalang sala dahil lahat ng ebidensya laban sa kanya ay puro Pabricated.Dakpin at Ikulong lahat ang mga nag akusa ng ano-ano at gawa-gawang kaso laban kay Gloria,FG, Abalos,Devanadera, Mendoza at CJ  Corona. kinasuhan sila dahil sa di sila kaalyado, kinasuhan sila sa kasong Political Vendetta! Pnoy me 3 years kana lang pagbutihan mo wala kapang nagagawang mabuti sa bayan, pati mga proyektong pinagawa ni dating PGMA inaako mo kakahiya ka! Hahahahahahaha!

    • BagongPilipino

      Absuwelto talaga dito si Gloria dahil yung asawa niya ang mastermind ng pagnanakaw. Buksan mo ang mata mo kabayan, hindi ka ba naawa sa bayan. Alam ko na alam mo ang pinag gagawa ng mga iyan.

    • bubuwit


    • muddygoose

      Lame. Kawawa ka naman wala kang kakampi.

    • Butch Mutch

       o nga….haha thanks to Tita glo we have a new house and 2 brand new cars…generous kaya si FG…

  • BagongPilipino


  • jazzdoit

    By July 1st, Naka-upo na sa WheelChair itong si Mike Arroyo at General Versoza.

  • RomyLitz

    That means Mike have to buy for himself and twenty others accused military personnel 21 wheelchairs. The wheelchair club of the Philippines are really expanding since the arrival of new member, Corona, joined this elite UP group or University of Plunderers graduates.

    • gen_problem

      baka magkaroon na rin ng representative ang mga wheelchair user of the philippines hehehe :D

  • Arturo

    Dapat ang ikulong sa mental hospital si Pnoy kasi siya mastermind ng lahat ng kaso laban sa nakaraang administrasyon kung di ba naman bobo sabi niya ang “Hearsay” daw ang matibay na ebidensya ng goberno ni Pnoy laban sa kanila OMG! sino bang abogagong nagpapayo kay Pnoy nakakahiya. Yan tuloy puro abswelto, kasi maliwanag wala namang sila kasong pagnanakaw at election sabotage puro imahinasyon para ipahiya, gantihan si Gloria ang pamilya niya at mga dating gabinete niya kahit ano gawin ni Pnoy, mga kabawat at tagatahol niya sa palasyo at mga nag co-comment laban sa kanila sa bandang huli na kay Gloria at kaalyado niya ang huling halakhak! Hahahahahahaha!

  • Mario

    Ano-anong kaso kinakaso kay Fg at Gloria eh wala namang kaso tanong nasan ebidensya? Wala! di puede dito puro hearsay at comment laban sa kanila di uubra sa hustisya yan! Hustisya para kay Gloria! Gloria for senator!

    • marivon

       Ebidensiya nasa Camp Crame nabubulok na helicopter ibinenta ng brand new. Mahirap gisingin ang hindi tulog.

      • floydelyn

        FOR MARIO & MARIVON: ha ha tama ka marivon, i have a suggestion: isakay sa helicopter si mario at paliparin. antay sya ng 5 minutes at nag-crash na yun. ayan ibidinsiya mo mario. ninakawan at winalanghiya ka na ni fg arroyo, nagbulag-bulagan ka pa. siguro di ka nagtatatrabaho at di nakakaltasan ng tax, kaya ok lang sa yo na limasin ni arroyo ung kaban ng bayan.

    • pololoy

      ayaw mo for president uli?

      • onkyo65

         kahit aso makalaban ni gloria kung kakandidato uli siya pagka presidente, dun ako sa aso boboto har har har

      • Lucky Luciano

        Mag vovolunteer pako as flying voter para sa aso.

      • JuanTamadachi

        Galing ng sagot mo.. Great reply, Pololoy…

        quid multa?

    • puza65


  • Pedro

    All these corrupt PNP officers and civilian employees involved in the helicopter scam should NOT be allowed to retire with retirement benefits. . they should ROT in JAIL. . KELAN KAYA  MAWAWALA  ANG  CORRUPTION  SA  PNP ? 

  • Efren

    sisiw na kaso tatawanan lang yan ni taba sana magkaroon ng special na kurte na para dito,baka durog na yun copter hindi pa tapos yun kaso.

  • Kyab Gon

    TATAKAS lang yan at HINDI na babalik and will seek Asylum abroad, iiwan si GMA.
    Kya HINDI dapat i-allow to travel kasi nakaFyansa lang, malaki laman ng alKansya nya.

    Muah to all my fans!

  • pololoy

    di pa rin ba nalipat, mang mike?

  • Guest

    Ibalik ang bitay para lang sa mga matatas na kagawad ng gubyerno na ayaw madala.

  • Efren

    sa mga pulis naman,sayang ang pinag-aralan ninyo hindi ninyo isina-alan-alan yun pinan-galingan ninyun intitusyun.lalo na nung unang taon ninyu sa academy,nakakalungkot,nakakahiya,mapawalang sala man kayo may bahid na rin.

  • Mario_Garcia

    The judge should raise the bail higher to meet the likes of Mike Arroyo and company. PhP30,000.00 is peanuts for these people.

  • magpakatotoo

    sigurado may mga sakit na rin itong nakasuhan… mapupuno ang veterans sa dami nila… hahahaha

  • beerhunters

    mike arroyo was not an employee of the government, it is “locks on” that is a law evader and breaker like Pnoy who passed ROTC thru evasion and malingering

  • rick

    dapat plunder yan di ba…

    • marionics

      di yata umabot ng P50M e

  • dani77777

    The family that CORRUPTS together, stays TOGETHER.

  • Erewhon Revisited

     Huli ka!!!

  • tra6Gpeche

    It is about time that this guy, Mike Arroyo, be accountable for the sale of these two second hand helicopters. I thought this guy will be as fortunate as Mr. Virgilio Garcillano. This man, Mike Arroyo, is unbelievably very crooked, no sense of shame, no love of his country and rapacious, materially speaking. He should also be sent to prison like his wife and all those corrupt officials under the Arroyo reign.

  • Night



  • Lucky Luciano

    Buti nalang wala ng maglalabas ng TRO sa Health Records ni Tabachingching.
    Wala ng maniniwala

    Once is an accident (Ate Glo). Twice is coincidence(eCJ). Three times is a malaking kasinungalingan(Mike).

  • drunken_master


  • Benjamin

    malapit ng maghimas ng rehas ang BUWAYANG WALANG KABUSUGAN…

  • Xwcd Cxw

    ang pyansa sa kasong graft, barya lang kay FG. asa pa tayo na makukulong yan.

    mauunang mamatay neto si FG bago mahatulan ito. 

  • ellatovara

    dapat i lagay sa tamang witness protection program ang kanilang mga witnesses bago na naman sila mawala, mamatay or whatever. Tingnan niyo ang nangyayari sa mga witnesses ng maguindanao massacre.

  • Rico Navea

    Bakit ayaw ilagay ng Inquirer sa headline nila at parang walang balita talaga that GMA was cleared by Ombudsman on bribery and graft and corruption?

    • diegogo

       utoy, just to make it clear…your dear GMA wasnt “cleared”, the 2004 election bribery charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence. Bakit insufficient? Ewan…siguro bopols yung prosecutor tulad ng mga kongresista sa impeachment. Pero hindi ibig sabihin innocent si madame GMA mo…ibig lang sabihin nakalusot sya sa isang kaso…pero wag kang mainip madami pang susunod. Saka ano say mo ngayon kay Morales? O, diba nakakaloka? di nyo pwedeng sabihin na inappoint lang sya dahil puppet sya ni panot….diba? bwahahahahaha

      • Marko


  • diegogo

    Pepeng Bulag says: “Stop the persecution! Maawa na kayo sa kanila. Hindi ba kayo mga Kristyano? huhuhuhu, mga walang puso!”

    PNoy haters says: “We concur! Eh ano kung nagnakaw?  abnoy ang presidente!”


    • Josephus

      It was taxpayer’s money that got wasted! Your comments are uncalled for, unless you are not paying your taxes so you don’t mind!

      • diegogo

         bwahahahaha nag-react yung isang Pepeng Bulag bwahahahahaha….sige iha, ipagpatuloy mo yung pagiging bulag, matutuwa sigurado lola mo bwahahahahaha

  • gwenbalili

    hello FFFG … former fake first gentleman

  • billy gunner

    ipa firing squad na lang para sure na dedbol! lol

    oo nga pala! bakit kaya hanggang ngayon ayaw pa rin pumirma ng pangulo at mga alipores sa waiver? may tinatago kaya? alamin!

    • Marko

       alamin!…… showbiz linggay ka nanaman! aminin…

  • Lucky Luciano

    I sign this waiver authorizing everyone to see all my bank accounts, everything, and inviting other first gentlemen to do the same.

    I will submit this waiver after the other first gentlemen submitted theirs.

    Your walking-cholesterol wishes to be excused.

    • Roose Bolton

       Lock all exit points and hide all the wheelchairs!!!

      • Lucky Luciano


  • leonx2

    malapit na matapos ang maliligayang araw ng mga gutom na gutom sa pera. dapat parusa ipakain sa kanila, isauli lahat ng ninakaw tapos bili tayo ng pang gera. libang na libang tayo sa pulitika d nyo alam wala na tayong bansa.

  • leonx2

    mag handa kayo ng maraming wheel chair.

  • Jayvee


  • Regd

    Pag nagsimula ang hearing, magsakit-sakitan ang kulelat na yan, kunwari hypoglycaemia din! Dapat naka-antabay sa gilid ng korte 2nd-hand din na wheel chair, iluwang ang turnilyo ng gulong at ihanda pag-upo ng tabang garapal na ito! Maranasan nya anong ibig sabihin ng hindi brand new!

  • Natx Bacalzo

    First, my condolence to all past and present PNP personnel that got dragged into this mess who are now paying for the failure to stand up against corruption in the past admin. They deserve it, no less.
    Two, Sandigan should evaluate hard if Mike’s supposed consultations with the Filipinos in Japan is really a valid for him to leave the country and possibly skip prosecution. Mike Arroyo is not a govt official and him holding consultation with Filipinos smells like he’s exxagerating things.

  • Pedro

    ANG TAKAW  KASI NITO  SA  KWARTA  KAHIT  MAY  SAKIT NA EH, . . ayan tuloy. .  magdudusa ka. .  ihanda na daw yung wheelchair  . .  saang ospital ba ito idedeliver?


    Relentless pursuit for justice is the theme here!
    Tuwid na landas at its best!

  • Nagagalitna

    Mga kapatid alalahanin nyo matibay ito naka ilang atake na sa puso buhay pa din…hehehe.

    May kasabihan nga eh ang masamang damo matagal mamatay…kaya mahaba-haba na pag durusa itong dadanasin ni pareng Mike…hahaha.

    • beerhunters

      Right. Cory died past seventy, popes, cardinals, bishops, priests, Enrile, Joker arroyo, Cuevas, Morales, Miriam, Fidel Ramos, Imelda, Fr. Bernas, etc. live long lives.

  • bong

    I just hate him.   I want him to suffer in jail.

    • gardy_versozi

       i’m sorry he raped you.

  • gerp

    wag na lang pabalikin sa pinas yang si mike…may dala na naman dumi yan galing china!

  • gerryville

    Kung ano tinanim yun ang aanhin, unti unti na naniningil ang tadhana, Baka biglang sumali si Mikey at sabihin kaya lang naman nanalo si Pinoy dahil sa magulang nya eh, ahhhmm kaya lang kita nakilala nung naging president ermats mo, at yung mga puslit na imported na kabayo at luxury car sa Subic and mga patok na pilikula mo.

  • oracle888

    Even I love Philippines, but I have to admit it is a very sick nation. We have NPA in the rural provinces, we have the cessation movement of the Muslim in the south, we have squatters everywhere illegally occupy the lawful owner or goverent land, we have corruption in the government system, we have girls selling their flesh for less than 100$,

    Our laws are created to ensure peace and order of the country, as well as bringing the criminal to justice. Yes, the criminals, but not the powerful and the rich criminals.

    So it has been years that the 57 pitiful souls still wandering in the mountain side of Maguindanao waiting for justice to prevail.

    And Mike Arroyo, he did not even care a dam*#% thing about the graft charge. For he, it is business as usual, just let the highly paid lawyers handle it.

  • neverneverstop

    Mike Arroyo di na kelangan ng helicopter papuntang kulungan. Maraming bus dyan ang BJMP

  • AmBoy24


  • ztefertilizerscam5

    Jose LOLONG Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters 

    five helicopters—all Robinson R44 Raven 
    with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair 

  • beerhunters

    Graft and Corruption?? Mike Arroyo was never an employee of the government then and now! if ever those helicopters were passed off as brand new it was the machination & handiwork of the PNP officials with the participation of the resident COA auditor. Because the PNP officials and the auditor conspired, planned,approved and executed the transaction in order to make a killing out of it, they are the ones therefore who committed the crime of graft and corruption.

  • aSwedishguy

     Anyone wants a Helicopter  ?? there still stand 1 or 2 at Naia with no owner claims,,poor Mike who lost the merchandise haha

  • aSwedishguy

     “bail was set at P24,000 each”

    Could someone tell me the use of this ridicules amounts? waste of time even to write the receipt

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