Aquino administration slammed over Reyes’ escape


The Joseph Lim Pe passport used by former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes to sneak out of the country.

MANILA, Philippines—The escape of former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes “smacks of the height of mockery of the justice system,” human rights Karapatan said in a statement.

Sources said Reyes managed to sneak out of the country using a different name, a week before the Palawan Court issued a warrant for his arrest.

The source said Reyes used a passport with the name Joseph Lim Pe when he travelled to Vietnam via Cebu Pacific flight 5J751 last March. The passport was issued on February 3, 2012.

“The reported escape of Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes smacks of the height of mockery of the justice system under [the Aquino administration]-where justice cannot be expected from this government-that human rights violators like Reyes, General [Jovito] Palparan and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can walk freely from their accountabilities. This is justice…the kind that earns the wrath of the Filipino people,” Tinay Palabay, Karapatan Spokesperson said in a statement.

The Bureau of Immigration, through Spokesperson Maria Antonette Mangrobang said they are still verifying the information.

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  • Jon

    Budoy…three points!

  • WeAry_Bat

    Pinoy Burne passport identities bwahahaha.

  • neoxyrel

    What?!! DeLima did nothing to stop Joel Reyes? What a shame.

    • Nilo C

      Dapat do-on si De Lima sa Immigration nagbabantay at sinamahan mo na rin neoxrel.

      • Padre Agaton

        nasobrahan ng tutok kay gma. pogi points kasi kay bossing p-noy yun at malay mo sa 2013 mapasama kung di makokopo ang pagiging punong mahistrado

    • pepengkabayo

       Kaya  lang niyan bantayan si GMA.
      At kung may susuwaying TRO….kasi nga malaking balita.

  • pilosopo4

    Selective process..

  • mynnyx

    paano nakakuha ng passport yan at nakalabas sa pinas………..hehehehehe nagtatanong lang po…………mahal na pinoy……………

  • royrongcal

    Yan dyan magaling si pinoy-oy…puro kase bengatibo …baka sasabihin nyan si GMA ang may kasalanan nyan,,,,,para kaseng bakla eh?daldal lang ng daldal…..asan na ngayon mga PINOYERS!!!!

  • bahaykubo1015

    Itanong nyo kay P*not kung paano nakaalis si Reyes!!

    Tiyak sasabihin, kasalanan ni GMA and the past administration….hay nako!!

  • Padre Agaton

    paano naman po may tnt din sa senado na siyang pasimuno o ehemplo ni reyes, palparan, ecleo at iba pa.

    maghihintay lang sila ng pagpapalit ng administrasyon at babalik sa dati nilang posisyon sa kapangyarihan. maging si de lima ay binusalan dahil kaalyado ni p-noy yung tnt dating senador. nagbaba;pa yata na gawing miyembro ng gabineete oras na matapos ang panunungkulan sa senado.

    ang hustisya sa atin weder-weder ayon sa pag-asa, walang pinag-iba sa kaso ni p-noy.

  • Padre Agaton

    siyanga pala pagkatapos ng termino ni p-noy gagawin ding pelikula ang great escape ni joel reyes, palparan at ecleo, trilogy ala shake, rattle and roll.

    kung yung tnt pinagkakitaan pa ng 7m yung istorya niya eh. kapal ng mukha talaga.

  • basyong

    yung gumawa ng kurapsyon na si pandak binantayan hangang airport ni de lima at me utos pa ang SC para bigyan laya bumiyahe pero etong mamamatay tao na korap din pinabayaan ng kumag na baboy de lima para makatakas. magbitiw ka na lang o magbigti at isama mo si panot

  • ApoLapullapu

    Joel Reyes is smart. He timed his escape when the administration is busy working for the appointment of De Lima to the Supreme Court.  So, the DOJ and the police were caught flat0footed.

    • Kayang

       Aren’t they always?

  • $25214711

    You’re doing great on the RH Bill panot. Now you’re loosing me now. tsk tsk tsk

  • Robert Delamor

    Babalik din yan kapag napag aralan na nya kung sinong LAWYER ang kukunin nya.
    karamihan na kase ngayon sa LAWYER tagapag tanggol ng may PERA. pag hindi kayo nagkasundo sa presyo, maghanap ka ng mas mura at maghanda ka na din ng pang Pyansa!

    Bakit intsik ang ginamit nyang pangalan?
    Saan kumuha ng mga kinakailngan papeles para maka kuha ng passport?
    kung walang papeles pang kuha ng passport. makapal na papel (hindi na dapat basahin, kailngan lang bilangin) ang pinangkuha ng passport.

    Human Rights ang kalaban. Dating Governor ng Palawan.
    Malapit sa Islang pinag aagawan., Intsik ang kinuhang pangalan.
    At lumipad sa Vietnam., Kadikit ng bansang naghahari-harian.
    siya’y babalik lamang, kapag nakakuha na ng pang laban!

    konti na lang buo na ang puzzle ko.


  • Nic Legaspi

    Unfortunately, De Lima is busy with other stuff. But if it’s GMA we’re talking about, they’d be falling over each other in preventing her from leaving the country.

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    This is a welcome development for a new feather in De Lima’s cap. De Lima now deserves to be the next CJ. Mr. Pnoy doesn’t have to goof around.

    • Kayang

       I am assuming you are sarcastic here, are you?

      • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

        Hahaha! You’re so smart to have detected my sarcasm. I actually meant to say that DeLima could make a good costermonger. My mouth just got so full of many good things to say then. DeLima just happened to have shared some of the windfall. hahaha

    • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

      Hahaha! You’re so smart to have detected my sarcasm. I actually meant to say that DeLima could make a good costermonger. My mouth just got so full of many good things to say then. DeLima just happened to have shared some windfall. hahaha

  • Guest

    “Sources said Reyes managed to sneak out of the country using a different name, a week before the Palawan Court issued a warrant for his arrest.”
    Sa tingin ko kahit hindi naman siya magpapalit ng pangalan pwede pa rin siyang makaalis kasi wala pa naman talagang warrant.

  • Cal_Reznick

    Careful with the headline…Mr. President doesn’t like bad press. Besides I’m sure its not the President’s fault and I’m sure that the President is sure that its the fault of the former President.

    When making excuses that’s who the President automatically points at, albeit most often times unwarranted.

  • oldsong23

    ayan na nga…anung information pa kelan iverify….ang gawin nyo hanapin at panagutin kung sinong taga immigration ang kasabwat para makatakas ito….buset !

  • Loy

    When a person’s physical survival and freedom is at stake, the survival instinct takes precedence over all other needs. It becomes more imperative when that very freedom which the Constitution guarantees to protect is being eroded by a judicial system that is perceived to be working against all sense of fairness, truth and justice. I do hope people will not just succumb to propaganda and believe what the papers say. Even ordinary man-on-the-street in Puerto Princesa do not believe the newspaper report of Mr. Joel as a culprit. For how can an initial finding based on documentary evidence be overturned whimsically? How can a panel accept testimonies that do not jibe with physical evidence? How can a pilgrim’s tale that defies logic be accepted as Bible truth and made the sole basis of indictment? It is all about Malampaya lost funds amounting to billions, Mr. Watson.  I do not know Mr. Joel personally nor have I any interest in Palawan.

  • Jose

    Reyes maybe another Lawson, he wii show up when the administration is changed that’s more favorable to him! Weather weather Lang Yan! Ano ba Yan? Walang pagbabago!

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