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If only the public knew the real character of some government officials that survey firms—like the SWS and Pulse Asia—put under scrutiny, they would give these officials very low trust ratings.

One official included in the trust rating survey is so corrupt he and his family became billionaires years after he joined the government service.

This official owns a big part of the city where he and his family live.

The family is engaged in buying expensive real estate at a price that they arbitrarily set, and not at the current market value.

Condominium developers and owners of business establishments complain that the family demands one or two units before a condominium is built, and a part of the business without investing a single centavo.

Even this official’s brother, who lives in an upscale village in Metro Manila, has a house which occupies practically one entire block.

The brother has no livelihood that would give him significant returns to enable him to live a life of luxury.

The family owns a huge farm in a province near Metro Manila which boasts of a vast man-made lake, a multimillion-peso orchid garden, orchards and an air-conditioned pigpen.

The official can’t claim his family was rich before he joined the government.

His high school classmates would laugh at him if he made such a claim.

When this columnist was a police reporter covering the Manila Police District, I often saw this man join antigovernment demonstrations and rallies on Mendiola.

And yet, people don’t know the real score about this official who has successfully built himself up as a champion of the poor.

* * *

I had lunch with Sen. Frank Drilon, an ally of President Aquino, the other day.

Drilon said that despite what some of his critics say about President Noy, he is a saint compared to his immediate predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when it comes to honesty.

P-Noy walks his talk and because he does, there is now less corruption in government than there was during the Arroyo administration, according to the senator from Iloilo.

“His immediate subordinates are either ashamed or afraid to steal because they see (their boss) is very honest,” said Drilon.

There is no question about the President’s honesty.

But his choice of some of his Cabinet members has made him a mediocre chief executive.

* * *

Rosario Uriarte, former general manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), who was charged with plunder along with former President Gloria, got her comeuppance.

Uriarte was so irresponsible in handling charity funds she would encash checks in the millions of pesos and hand the huge amounts over to Gloria or Mike Arroyo supposedly as “intelligence funds,” according to PCSO insiders.

She never thought that she would be made to account for all her irresponsible acts in the agency someday.

However, many people in the know question the Office of the Ombudsman’s decision to include former Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Rey Villar in the plunder case.

The P366 million the PCSO misused during the Arroyo administration was reported as “intelligence funds.”

The COA does not audit intelligence funds, so how could Villar have been involved in the irregularity?

* * *

SPO2 Ricardo Pascua, a member of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) who blocked the presidential convoy on Tuesday, was dismissed from the service for another offense.

But he was reportedly ordered reinstated by Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa.

Pascua is known among his colleagues at the QCPD as “bata ni Ochoa,” or Ochoa’s boy. No wonder he can afford to be arrogant.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPORNQO7GP2GMDGTT64FZOAVVA HuwagKalimutan

    Mon, you’re chicken. Why don’t you name the government official you’re referring to especially after talking with Frank Drillon. I’m sure you have proof with your accussations, right? If you don’t have, then that’s woman talk or are you expecting something from the mystery billionaire? I dare you spill the beans, if not, I’ll call you chicken, no balls!

  • Luthmar

    C’mon Tulfo, what is his name?   The govt should be able to seize all that ill-gotten wealth.

  • Jimmy Munar

    Kilala na ninyo yan..! Siya’y maitim, maliit, abogado at babaero..! Dapat Mon eh ibigay mo kay Kim Henares ang mga detalye at ng malaman kung siya’y nagbabayad ng tamang buwis.. Makikita ninyo at huli yan…!!!

    • ddano

      Hindi lang balat ang maitim sa kanya, pati Budhi niya napaka-itim. Marami nang may alam nung mga Baho ni Nognog na ngayon lang yata nabalitaan ni tulfo.

      • botets

        Eto ba yung mahilig mangLlamas ng mga pirated dvd? hehe dating activista kamo

    • http://blogusvox.blogspot.com/ ApoNiLolo

      Abogado pala? Akala ko enhinyero sya. : )

  • valentinlbonite

    The people of Makati, at least the discerning, certainly know who this person that Tulfo is alluding to.  Unfortunately, voters don’t mind electing a corrupt leader as long as he knows how to share his booty.

    • ddano

      Kasi yung mga botante hindi naiintindihan na yung konting ibinubudbud sa kanila nung corrupt official eh maliit na bahagi lang nung talagang para sa kanila.  binibigyan sila  ng singko sa bawat piso , hindi nila alam para sa kanila talaga yung Piso.

    • Ganymede

      Right on! As long as they also share the loot. They’re just to naive that what they’re getting are just scrap. That’s why politicians here in our country wants the poor to remain poor… to keep them ignorant so that they could exploit them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26N5TXE3YVEC2YE7Z6PXNE5XNQ boy

    Common Mr. Ramon Tulfo!!! why can’t u divulge the real name of this person if u’r pretty sure of ur allegation for the people to know and not to be deceived again and again and again??? or u r not sure of your accusations that’s why u kept ur reader guessing??? Have the balls Tulfo!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    never again to vote for a midget presidential aspirant.

  • Ganymede

    Pano pa kaya pag naging presidente ito ng Pinas? May unit siya at share sa lahat ng itatayong gusali sa bansa?!

  • Arthur Bravo

    (?)

  • fasoriamd

    If there is or are proof/proofs, maybe Justice Morales or Madame Justice Secretary should start investigating. I wonder how these family can sleep at night? 
    I have no doubt ( I am one of the skeptics during the early part of the Presidents early term) that he is very honest and that graft and corruption has been down.   

  • 444mangyan888

    hehehe..huuuuuuuuu…manong, baket di mo masabi ang pangalan ni Binay..??? haha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VE7FOU3LEDDIOOB2GN2LQF2MGE Al

      blind item…hehehe.. but too obvious kahit di na sabihin pangalan ni Rambotito Binay..hehehe

  • http://twitter.com/marimar165 marimar

    kinukunsinti ni boss ochoa ang kagaguhan ni pascua? parehong tiwaling….lol!

  • $23455908

    I think si Jejomar  Binay nga ito…Bakit hindi pasukin ng Ombudsman, BIR at COA ang Kayamanan ng pamilyang ito. Kahit nga sabihing matagal na sila sa politics pero kung malinis sila hindi sila yayaman ng ganon-ganon na lamang. Paging Pnoy. Ang  Daang Matuwid ay ituro kay Binay at sa mga kaanak nito. 

  • PikonNaKami

    One of the daughters of VP Binay owns the bakeshop that provides the cakes given as gifts to senior citizens of Makati.  Each cake costs 2,000 pesos and is inedible.

    Another Binay child owns the flower shop in Greenbelt 1 that regularly “supplies” flowers to Makati City Hall.  Only receipts are given to Makati and if the COA rep asks for proofs of delivery, Makati claims that the flowers have wilted hence it has been thrown away.  This has been going on for the past 25 years.

    • popeyee

      25 years! That means since 1986, the year Binay appointed by Tita Cory, and eventually got elected, as Mayor of Makati? Kaya pala since then ayaw na nilang mapalitan ng ibang apelyedo ang Mayor na Makati.

  • angie669

    Bago mag-election, kailangan malaman na ng sambayanan ang tungkol sa mga Binay. Mon Tulfo doesn’t need to mention names because it’s already obvious who he is referring to. It’s as clear as the sun. It’s good na nanggaling kay Mr.Tulfo ang story dahil kung galing pa sa isang politician, sasabihin na naman paninira lang at malapit na ang election. We will see kung ano ang magagawa ng mga makapangyarihan sa gobierno ngayon like Ombudsman Carpio-Morales, DOJ Sec. de Lima and Kim Henares of COA.We challenge you na kung talagang may malasakit kayo sa bayan ay uubusin nyo ang mga corrupt. Ito ang mga nagpapahirap sa bayan dahil imbes na trabaho para sa bayan ang ginagawa, they are busy working for themselves, enriching themselves kaya kawawa talaga ang mga tao, lalong pomopobre, at talagang naiwanan na tayo sa paglago ng ibang bansa. Hindi lang kayo nakakahiya, mga traidor kayo. You use your powers inorder to steal, not to do service to the people. Ang sarap ng buhay nyo, mga ipokrito!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJWOSERENIZQCR35IJH6SLXBUI cali

    pag malapit na ang 2016…asahan niyo lalabas lahat ito….ngaun 2013, inaayos na ni Binay ang kanyang line up sa Senate….pero mukhang mabibigo ang kanyang maitim na balak dahil nagsama ang NP at LP at laking gulat ng UNAno….!!!!

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    1. Binay
    2. Henares

  • Pepe_Tan

    PNoy, as your BOSS, I am ordering you to prosecute and expel all corrupt officials in the government. As in ALL CORRUPT OFFICIALS. That is one of your mandate so there should be no excuses.

    Kung di mo kayang gawin yan, I want your resignation at my desk, beside my kariton, by monday morning.

    At paki sama na din sa pagprosecute at pagexpel yung Vice President mo na Hobbit. Hinahanap na kasi siya nila Frodo.

    • MiguelLorenzo

      Impeachment din ang solusyon dito kaibigan. Wag na kasi itong binoboto.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    OK na rin po ito Sir Tulfo, kahit hindi mo binanggit ang pangalan ng government official na ito. . alam na yun at kilala na ng taong bayan. . Pwede na ding mag -start sa information mo ang magiting na Ombudsman Conchita -Carpio Morales at si BIR Commissioner KIM Henares. .para ma- imbestigahan na ang taong ito. .  Parehong honest at matapang yang dalawang iyan. Mataas ang kredibilidad ni Morales at Henares. . Pinagtitiwalaan sila ng mga Pilipino tulad ng pagtitiwala kay President Noynoy . . .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HZPNFZAQUILH5A72O27WFLZNAA angelito

    si binay na nga mon ang blind items mo, obvious na obvious

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BKMSJYJZOGDRLFTOBZRTBGW45Q China Crisis

    Of course si Binay yan, totoo naman lahat ng nasa article lalo na ang condominium issues, I just wonder bakit hindi nakakalkal ng husto at ng malaman talaga ng mga Pilipino. Nakakatakot kasi baka maging lider pa sya ng Pinas, dahil sa maling kaalaman ng mga Pilipino tungkol sa kanya. Yung asawa nya nga kamukha na ni Michael jackson sa kakaretoke.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UAAVLSGP3I2BRNQDVYNTBAUUJY Nestor

      Soooo disappointed with Binay. Sana malaman ng lahat and katutuhanan. Kasama ko pa yang nagmaratsa sa EDSA dati.

  • medtek810

    namputs noon ko sinasabi nyan e. nakaw na yaman ibalik sa bayan! yan ang sinisigaw sigaw nyan noon. e ngayon sobrang yaman na yan. mabini lawyer day yan. pwe!… kung anong kulay nyan ganun din ang ugali nyan.

  • Kristoffer Atienza

    Are we talking of just one major city in Metro Manila, Mr. Tulfo? Nip the bud and expose other local executives who have the same “racket” like he does. Most of these executives are close to Cory Aquino who’s close ally’s scions are also ruling some of the richest cities in Metro Manila.

  • oraman

    baka naman tulfo e wala kang ebidensiya kung meron ibigay mo na sa ombudsman at BIR

  • TEAM PNOY

    Si PASCUA hindi membro ng PSG, pero membro ng OSG – Ochoa Security Group. hahaha.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRLWUTE6TYKA332DDUG5E2YGUQ Sandiego

    Death penalty for corruption? This might solve the problem.

  • rock7222

    If millions of Filipinos just KNOW kung gaano ka grabe ang pagka-corrupt nitong si Negro at ng kanyang pamilya. I am 100% sure PNOY & his family are very aware of HOW CORRUPT this family is but they go way back pa noong time ni Ninoy & Cory in fighting Marcos.

    Kaya si Pnoy would NEVER back Negro for President kahit kaibigan because he knows 100% ang pagka corrupt ng pamilyang ito.

    Kung ito si Negro ang maging Next President, their family will be 500% worse than GMA, Erap! It would be in the levels of Marcos in terms of Corruption & Never letting go of power. People have always underestimated the intelligence, toughness & brutality if needed by Negro.

    Lahat ng tinayong Condo buildings in the last  25 years sa buong siyudad na hawak ni Negro has had to give him at least Two FREE Units. Every developer knows that. Lahat ng Service Provider sa Siyudad ni Negro from Food, Garbage Collection, Construction, Road Pavement, Bottled Water, etc. etc. have to ALWAYS give a 15% cut to Negro & is family!

    He has managed to copy Erap & have an image of “Maka-Masa”.

    MARK MY WORD! Pag si Negro ang Naging Presidente sa 2016 ! Kawawa Nanaman ang Pilipinas at taong bayan!

    Lahat ng Pinaghirapan ni Pnoy ay mawawala. Balik GMA days nanaman- ONLY MUCH WORSE!

    Pag si Negro at si Jinggoy naman ang nanalo sa VP- Nakupo! Talagang Goodbye na ang Pilipinas!

    KAYA HINDI UMASENSO ang Pilipinas eh, Napakaraming ESTUPIDONG mga walang pinag-aralang botante! Only in the philippines.

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHXSHYRX5G3OQWNBG77EHVAAHA Sara Love

      I AGREE!

  • rock7222

    By the way, ask any Alpha Phi Omega who is in their 40’s, 50’s & 60’s. They are all very aware of Negro’s corruption. Negro is only popular among young APO’s dahil these kids look at it as ” Connection” sa trabaho at power.

    But yung mga older generation , lalo na yung mga nasa Amerika at Canada na mga APO, Galit na Galit dito kay Negro! Alam nila na TAPOS ang Pilipinas pag ito ang naging Presidente!

    We are TRYING VERY HARD to Catch up Economically with other Asian nations. We are trying Very hard to make the lives a little better for millions of poor & lower income Filipinos.

    You make the VERY BIG MISTAKE of putting someone like Negro as President, Jinggoy as VP- Tapos talaga ang Pilipinas!

    It will kick us back 20 years ! Just like the 8 wasted years because of GMA!  GISING NA!

    Otherwise this country is HOPELESS!  Filipinos CANNOT even TAKE CARE of their Destiny!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHXSHYRX5G3OQWNBG77EHVAAHA Sara Love

      WELL SAID!

  • anu12345

    Makati since 1986, San Juan since 1969, Davao since 1988, the Philippines from 1965 to 1986 then from 2001 to 2010. There’s too many possibilities that could happen when one family controlled one place that long.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHXSHYRX5G3OQWNBG77EHVAAHA Sara Love

    My chinese businessman friend closed a P20M deal for a Makati project years ago. Guess how much the Negro asked him to put in the Official Receipt? A staggering P40 Million. grabe ka corrupt!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHXSHYRX5G3OQWNBG77EHVAAHA Sara Love

    Actually, Kasalanan din ng mga private corporations yan gaya ng mg real estate developers. Kung walang priavte corporation ang maglalagay sa opisyal para makakuha ng trade advantage (in any industry) – walang magtatangkang mangungurakot dahil mahihiya.  

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