Overpriced M4 rifles uncovered but Puno not being probed – Aquino


President Benigno Aquino III AP PHOTO

RUSSKY ISLAND, Vladivostok, Russia — President Benigno Aquino III said he himself discovered on the Internet the overprice in the purchase of M4 assault rifles by the Philippine National Police and called for an inquiry, but that Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno was not under investigation.

“I searched Google and I discovered there were plenty of rifles selling below $1,000. So I asked them why was $1,000 converted to P80,000? And that started the investigation,” the President said in a news briefing on Saturday night.

He referred to what he said was his directive to the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to conduct an inquiry into the deal.

Aquino said he was not satisfied with the rifle tender, which started with at least seven bidders expressing interest and the PNP bidding committee ending up with only one qualified buyer with a bloated price.

The President said the PNP had set the indicative price for the M4 Bushmaster rifles at P80,000 each, or roughly $2,000, which was close to half the P150,000 purchase price in the previous administration.

“That was the price of the M4 two years ago. But if you search the Internet now, you can get it for as little as $800 plus each. That’s roughly P32,000 each which is very far off from the P80,000. And the rifle itself (AK Type) was not what they (Special Action Force) told me they wanted,” he said.

The PNP bid committee switched the specifications in the bidding from M4 to AK.

Aquino also noted that a foreign supplier had offered two years ago to set up a factory here to produce the rifle at P40,000 each.

“So I asked where is the one who offered to sell at P40,000? Why is the one with the P80,000 offer left in the bidding? When it did not meet what you wanted, why did you continue to accept its offer? So I instructed Secretary Robredo to look into this,” he said.

“I wanted to ask the technical (bidding) group a simple question: Why didn’t anyone check the Internet? If you can buy one piece at that price, I’m sure you will get discount if you buy a hundred or a thousand pieces. That was something that Secretary Robredo was also checking up on and basically, I didn’t like the answers because it only raised more questions,” he added.

“The worst thing about it is that we ordered for hamburger and we got a hotdog sandwich.”

The President said that he immediately ordered a suspension of the bidding prices but “somehow, some portion reached the post-evaluation process.”

“Why were tests made when there was a stop order? All of those involved have been subject to an investigation and the uniformed personnel were placed on floating status,” he said.

When asked if Undersecretary Puno was part of those being probed, the President said only the process was under scrutiny.

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  • Hunter421

    What happened to the Gov’t Arsenal producing M4 rifles for like P15-20K each?

    • Twiteroso Guy

      I think you are referring to the cebu factories? hindi ata nakasama sa bidding or was turned down I guess

      • Jake Lopez

         M16 used to be made in Bataan by an Elizalde company. I don’t know what happened. I am sure it is about politics, US pressure, or simply corruption. A friend of mine’s family used to produce most of the explosive requirements of the AFP. For some reason, the Tarlac plants spaced a hundred metters apart for safety considerations, simultaneuosly exploded. After that the AFP started importing those materials at bloated prices.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

    bakit ililipat ng puwesto si PUNO kung walang anomalya?

  • Fayha

    Pnoy wag nang mag salita nang salita masyadong Halata kasi..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_464SCZBPWX7OBGHH4U4MX5LLQQ soysoy

     Corona impeachment just the start of anti-corruption drive — Aquino <<<<< MAISUSUNOD KAYA NIYA SI PUNO..???…ABER ABER….!!!!!…PORKET KAALYADO , PAG SANGKOT SA ANOMALYA , ILILIPAT LANG NG PWESTO..ANAK NI KA INGGO..!!!..PULPOL..!!!!

  • GMMTC11

    Ha ha ha when I was working in the government I came across a P2000 per meter of barbed wire fence and so I asked if it was gold plated some people look at me like they want to eat me. Dapat doon pa lang sa busted hostage rescue attemp binibitay na yang si Puno nangangamoy na.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

    eh di katulad din iyan ng PARI na nakagawa ng kabalbalan sex offense, ililipat lang iyan ng parokya….pnoy ang mga boss mo ang nagsasabi alisin ang kaibigan na hindi tapat sa iyo ganoon din ang kina kamag anak na may proteksiyon kaya hindi mahuli huli eh nasa tabi tabi lang…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night



    • JK1000

      Nasaktan ka ba? yun ang totoo eh.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        basta sinabi ni Pnoy, paniwala agad si JK1000 hahahaha Yellow stupids

    • indiosbravos2002

      In denial ka ba? Everyone knows a number of people made a killing during GMAs reign. Maliit pa yan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        basta sinabi ni Pnoy paniwala agad si indios…. hahaha tanga!

      • indiosbravos2002

        Nagiisip ako dude. Di tulad mo PR ni GMA. Tama yang handle mo… NIGHT. Para sa kriminal at bad elements na nagtatago sa dilim ng gabi.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        nag iisip ka pero paniwalang paniwala ka kay Pwenoy the Great??? hahahaha 

        ano masasabi mo sa “few millions, I doubt it, i give him benefit of the doubt”

        hanep sa argumento si idol mo… kapag kaibigan niya benefit of the doubt…… kapag kalaban sira dito sira duon hahahaha tanga!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Sir,Is this something new to you?corruption started way before you and I were born.

  • mekeni62

    bakit nga naman iimbestigahan eh KKK iyan. malinis iyan. aysus pagkalilinis nilang lahat.

    • boybatal

      Pretty soon PNoy’s neck is too deep in the hole with his KKK and can’t get out of it…he better do something now while his approval – if you believe SWS – is at all time high.

  • boybatal

    USec Puno is not under investigation!!! What’s Puno’s ace that PNoy don’t even venture to mention an iota of word against him?

  • muddygoose

    It’s sad na kelangan ang pangulo mismo ang pumuna ng ganitong kababalaghan. Ngayong wala na si Robredo, mas lalung mahihirapan tayong baguhin ang bulok na sistema. Sana imbestigahan na lahat, kasama si Puno, at ipakulong ang mga dapat makulong.

    • taongaba

      naniwala ka naman na si noynoy ang nakapuna???

  • pobre0000

    puno is not gma or corona, aquino III should say.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Bakit hindi iimbestigahan si Puno?
    Eh solong sa kanya nga binigay ni Budoy ang kapangyarihan para mamuno sa PNP.
    Alangan naman si Robredo pa ang may kasalanan dito?
    Patay na nga ang tao gagawin ninyo pang palusot.
    Hayaan ninyo nang magpahinga ang tao at huwag ninyo pang gawing scapegoat ng mga kabalastugan ng kabarilan ninyo Your Excellency. 

  • pipsirho

    ” When asked if Undersecretary Puno was part of those being probed, the President said only the process was under scrutiny.” – – -> The PROCESS DOES NOT MAKE DECISIONS, A PERSON DOES!!! The bidding process would not have proceeded to the stage that P_Noy was referring to if a DECISION-MAKER made a CORRECT DECISION. Who were responsible for the evaluation, setting of prices, and the decision to proceed? Using the PRICE SET BY the PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION (GMA’s) which was P150,000 per piece (compared to $1,000 per piece as noted by P_Noy in the internet) is the MOST 1D1071C, INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT, BANKRUPT, DECEITFUL, DISHONEST, DECADENT, DEBASING, PERVERTED decision that a person can make knowing fully well that ALL THE PURCHASES DURING GMA’s TIME were WANTONLY OVERPRICED courtesy of Mike Arroyo and cabal.

    All those involved should have been FIRED and CHARGED IMMEDIATELY, and NOT placed on a FLOATING STATUS!

    • santosboi

      percy sarap nilang sapak sapakin no? hahaha

  • santosboi

    the price for M4A2 at budsgunshop .com peg at $899 each. anak ng baka pulis procurement officer natin utak gamo gamo pa rin. Pnoy kaw na lang ang bumili at mas alam mo pa ang presyo. tama ka mas mura to kung by Lots ang order. mali mo lang si Puno ng sakim ang pinahawak mo!

    • santosboi

      un price nun dating admintrasyon ng corrupt binase sa sulit. com hahaha P120k to 150k each.

  • resty144

    Mr. Puno…. Maawa ka naman sa mga Pilipinong sundalong sira na ang mga baril dahil kulang ang supply, ngayon mayroon ka pang balak na gupitin ang pundong para makabili ng maraming gamit ang atin mga sundalo at pulis laban sa mga kriminal. Gusto mo pang magurakot … Ganon ba ang Public office is a Public trust>>. Mahiya ka sa sarili mo at familya mo…

  • JK1000

    Nakakahiya man sabihin ito pero kailangan natin accept na may ugali talaga ang filipino na MAGNANAKAW, laging gustong “manglamang kahit anong bagay”  at lagi gusto siya ang una sa lahat.  PALENGKE: Botchang meat ay pilit na binebenta kahit maypuedeng mamatay, KALSADA: Daming mga snatchers, carnap gang, manloloko at iba pa, walang disiplina mga drivers. Hindi lang ang mga nasa gobierno ang problema, pati na rin ang mismong mamamayan na ayaw na magbago.

    • levis2012

       hAY NAKU, sinabi mo pa…. Na target mo talaga ang ugali ng karamihan sa Pilipinas… Kaya hindi umaasenso ang Pinas… At ang hihilig ng mga Pilipino sa Piyesta (“gastos”), at sa INUMAN, INUMAN at INUMAN..( sayang oras, at panira pa ng utak at katawan )..

  • PutingAgila

    Here’s an apportune moment for Roxas to shine incandecesntly. Let’s be realistic, Roxas has political ambitions and he could eliminate the traditional “kahanga-hangang talumpati” at the campaign trail if he manages the DILG the “ROBREDO” way or even better. There’s growing perception of gross anomaly in the bidding entered into by the PNP, and like the Corona case, the people clamor for justice; prosecution of the guilty. With evolving developments, Puno appears the “puno” at “dulo” of the current PNP imbroglio. He needs to be investigated up and down and inside out and we want to see the result.         

  • filipinaskoh

    When there is an anomaly the first who will know and should do the investigation is the head himself and no deal will be able to pass without the scrutiny of the head or else he is either neglectful, incompetent or worst an accomplice. The subordinates have no choice but to follow their superior head, so any anomaly usually stops before the deal was closed.  If there is an anomaly and it was approved then the superior head is involve.

  • lostRunes

    “Mr. Aquino said he wanted to secure the documents because he had
    been told by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima that Robredo was then
    conducting several investigations.”

    Ano ba talaga kuya? si De Lima nagsabi sa yo o ikaw mismo nagsimula ng imbestigasyon?

  • juan_tanga

    may sariling buhay pala ang “process”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    hokus pukos in PNP seems to be all the way..a M4 becomes an AK type ok talaga etong si Puno walang pinag iba kay FG at pinsan niyang Reynaldo Puno dapat tanggalin lahat ng puno sa gobyerno ng walang magic na nangyayari palibhasa member ng oldboys club si R. Puno at chairman si butsoy arroyo, kaya punong puno ng kababalaghan.

  • $18209031

    Thank u NOy, at least alam mo ang presyo ng M4. Mura lang yan, Dios ko Santisima de Imahe. Less than 40 000 pesos lang yan dios ko po. Bakit naging doble ang presyo ? SImply lang ang sagot dyan, the rest goes to the pockets of the kurakots. 

    Mas mabuti AK 47 na lang na made in Russia , mas matibay pa !! 

  • lostRunes

    “No one has initiated any investigation into how this procurement
    process is done until Jesse Robredo became secretary of the DILG,” the
    source, who asked not to be named for obvious reasons, said.

    “There was never a question about the use of this system involving
    the purchase of firearms and ammunition until Robredo came,” the source,
    speaking in Filipino, added.

    The investigation centered on Puno’s office and certain PNP units, including the FEU, the source said,

    ay si presidente, agaw eksena. want to grab credit for someone else’s work? Diyan ka naman magaling eh.

    “When asked if Undersecretary Puno was part of those being probed, the President said only the process was under scrutiny.


  • Yesmie Asahib

    at list medyo na clear sa akin yung tungkol sa investigation..lalabas at lalabas din sa investigation iyan kung may partisipasyon si Puno..kung wala, wala talaga syang kasalanan..hindi natin sya pwedeng ipako dahil galit tayu sa kanya..

  • mon key

    If this administration impeached a Supreme Court Justice out of his perch for a defective SALN, this administration SHOULD imprison the person’s involved in the attempt to steal people’s money. We are all familiar of the story – cellphone snatcher in a big city south of this country, get’s shot for stealing a crappy cell phone worth less than a thousand pesos. Why shouldn’t these professional thieves get lined up against the wall and shot too!?

  • $18209031

    Dios ko santisima, mga kurakot sa bidding committee ng PNP, huwag kayong magpatonto dyan ano ? Alam ng Bayan you are doing the dirty tricks again. Dapat kung maraming bibilhin natural lang bigyan kayo ng discount per item. Dapat 25 000 pesos lang per unit yan kung by the thousands ang bibilhing M 4s. Kaya nga may bidding para to get the best deal.   Again, kung walang mag bid,  opt for the Russian AK in 5.56 . Ang mga Chinese rin gumagawa ng AK in 5.56 . The Chinese NOrinco will give us a good deal thats for sure. M4 kayo  palagi namang nag jam katulad sa kagamitan namin dito sa 11 th IB, PA.

    • dugaysacanadatorontogihapon

      made in china na naman waaaaaaaaaaa baka ma lead poisoning mga sundalo

      • $18209031

        You cant go wrong with Kalashinikov design. Russo or chicom made AKs are the best in the arms market. If you have the 5.56 version, the better so we can use our  5.56 ammo . Ang magazines lang ang iba and they look cool. ANg M 4 ay  overhype mga yan. IN terms of reliability, nothing beats with the AK in the thick of combat.

    • Panzerjock

      The Russians make them better. You’ll get quality, plus solid reliability with their AK-101/102’s, which in turn are compatible with 5.56x45mm. They cost less than your standard M4 or M16-series rifle as well, going only for $400-800 here in the US, depending on where you get them.

    • divictes

      I knew the 11th IB 3ID when they were in Lanao, together with the 12th___they were a tough act to follow. 

  • ApoLapullapu

    It is as clear as the noonday sun.  The President does not like Puno investigated.  And Puno was retained as DILG Undersecretary despite his admission after the fiasco at the Quirino grandstand that he knows nothing about police work.

    • levis2012

       Roxas will NEVER permit Puno to stay in DILG.  At mas malakas si Roxas kay PNoy kaysa sa Puno na yan.  Ang problema kay PNOY kahit kay Roxas ayaw ipagkatiwala ang PNP, at gusto pa ni PNOY na magretire ng maaga si Bartolome para maging Undersecretary ni Roxas na hahawak sa PNP… Bakit PNOY, may ITINATAGO KA BA????  Bakit di ipahawak kay ROXAS ang BUONG DILG at si Roxas na ang bahalang LINISIN ang lahat ng BULOK dyan sa PNP at DILG, at TAPUSIN NA RIN ni Roxas ang JUETENG na sobrang ILLEGAL… ILLEGAL!!!! Balak yata ni PNOY na gawing another Robredo si Roxas na sa Local Governments lang ang authority, at IBA ang sa PNP… Isang kamangmangan para kay PNoy na hatiin sa dalawa ang DILG.  Let Roxas have FULL Jursidiction of DILG , both Local Governemnts and PNP.

  • CPCook

    One thing I don’t like about Inquirer (or abs-cbn for that matter) is that it tends to sensationalize news to have a more catchy headline.  In the interview with the press, PNoy wanted to know how come the procurement process for the rifles proceeded despite his order to stop it.  PNoy order the bidding process stopped due to some questions he had about the process itself.  To the president’s point, the number of rifles being procured only amounted to about 120 or so, but he wanted his inquiries satisfied before proceeding with other steps in the process (i.e., testing, etc).  Any hiccup in the process was caught by PNoy himself.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GI3OFEQTTUDENCSZXZ7WEW63NI Emile Justin

      Except the “Puno” factor. That, the President failed to consider. Whether that is deliberate or inadvertent on his part, I wouldn’t speculate… :P

  • nparvus1202

    Hanep talga ang BS, basta KKK ligtas. Harap harapan na silang nagnanakawan ok la ng sa BS. Timingin ng baril sa internet? Hindi tinanong iyung nagsu-supply mismo kung anoing klaseng M4 ang binili? Kung may mga additional features. Iba talaga ang BS. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OD3BP7NPT4D3BTS4XZJ7ORXHZQ Rafael


  • $18209031

    Bushmaster is a shzt quality. Go for Colt M 4s , they can be around 50 000 pesos . 

    • divictes

      Ever wondered why the SEALs that got Bin Ladin were armed with HK416 and not M4s?

      • muy_burritto

        piston type ang hk416’s, while gas tube ang m4’s. mas maselan daw ang gas tube sa piston type, pero ang BCG dapat 1 piece sa piston type and mas mabigat kaysa gas tube m4s ang hk416’s.

      • divictes


  • levis2012

    Matagal nang GALIT ang mga Pilipino dyan kay Puno dahil sa INCOMPETENCE nyan noong Hostage Crisis (actually si PNoy ang totoong INCOMPETENT sa Crisis na yun), pero hindi sensitibo si PNoy sa masang Pinoy at masyado pa rin niyang INAALAGAAN yang Puno na yan, eh nakakasira na sa reputasyon ni PNoy at gobyerno niya sa mga mata ng mga nakararaming Pilipino… DApat tinanggal na sana yan ni PNoy noon pa… Ngayong gumagawa na naman ng eskandalo ang pangalan ni Puno, nagdududa na tuloy mga Pilipino sa tunay na dahilan ng pagkamatay ni Robredo.. Kahit ako nag-iisip at nagdududa na rin… Totoo bang aksidente o may sabotaheng nangyari??  Sa mga circumstances at sa mga kilos at galaw ni Puno ay talagang kahit sinong Pilipino ay MAGDUDUDA sa tunay na nangyari at tunay na dahilan ng pagkamatay ni Robredo… 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWS5555HSDDFIVPBZEC2QPBOGM Nelson

    Great to hear that the president is very alert for this kind of anomaly. There should be no sacred cows though. And where the offense is, let the great ax fall! To be more specific let it fall on Rico Puno’s head. He has taken advantage of the president with impunity!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZN466NOXUCVRECPVJNZIWS6AAE MalayaKamingLahat

    Salamat at di natutulog ang aming pangulo. Sana sibakin niya lahat ng kurakot sa kanyang administrasyon una na sa lahat si Rico Puno!

    • katabay1106

       Asa ka pa. Sinabi na niya na lubos ang tiwala niya kay Usec. Puno. Saan planeta ka ba nakatira?

  • http://twitter.com/Borogol Borogol

    tiningnan ata yung presyo sa counter strike.. hahahaha!

  • Josemakabayan

    I thought sec pano was assigned for POLICE MATTERS? Does it not include the purchase of guns and other matters for the police force? So why did the president ordered an investigation of the process only and not the personalities involved? Does it mean the the process moved by itself? Katakataka!!!

  • $18209031

    Ang pangalang Rico Puno ay traditional politician ito ng Luzon. DIos ko santisima, ang matino lang na cabinete dyan ay si Roxas (bisaya ito). The late Robredo is good but Puno cannot be trusted.  Sa mukha lang ay poker face na. This guy is dubious in character.

    • sacrebleau

       Di lang poker face, porky-face pa!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4WK4GQJ4HMNJTAOOBKOOYF7JM jeff

      sinabi mo, mukha pa lang alam mo na may katiwalian na gagawin. 

      • $18209031

        Big fat -bellied and poker -faced, typical mangluluko mga yan.

  • Pedro_Gil

    Ano ito? pag corona ang bilis kumilos, pag kasapi o KKK, binabagalan ang aksyon pati pag sagot sa media. kelan ba tayo magbabago? puro BS lang ba tayo? hehehe

  • PeteJrfern

    I hope the shipping cost and other fees for shipping those fire arms were factored in the price.  If you are in the States, you can just walk into the gun store and buy it after the waiting period. But we are talking about tons of arms, so give room for the other expenses to deliver the merchandize.

    • alikabok357

      Looking at the issue objectively, tama ka dyan kabayan.  Are the prices from the internet from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or individuals/firearm resellers?  It’s not just number of units times the price.  There is more to it like after sales support for repair kits, spare parts for a certain  number of years and training for repair and maintenance. Include shipping costs and related fees, it’s more than the product of unit price and quantity.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKBW2BZX34JXQUSVAMZVKCLNAU TagaDumantay

         You have a point but I am quite sure those after sales services are not included in the price & if ever needed, government will pay for it separately with more exorbitant fee.
        Training for repair? Pinoys does not need it; just give them maintenance manual & they can do it by themselves. FPJ can even disassemble a handgun in a snap (in the movie).

        Assuming the internet price is FOB; how much a sea-freight per container and how much the importation tax?   Then factor in overhead & profit including SOP, more likely double the acquisition price from overseas.

        But what made it suspicious is that only one qualified for bidding & change the specifications during tender process. Both situation warrants rebid due to bid failure.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    bakit natataranta si MR. PUNO…pinuntahan pa niya sa CONDO ni INTERIOR SECRETARY, kasi sa DILG at NPC ang document na hinahanap niya ay wala doon…its that simple..

  • jamesgeorge

    Lahat ng nasa Bids and awards committee at evaluation process kasuhan at ikulong! Napakasimple,tumingin ka sa internet gaya ng ginawa ng Pangulo at makikita mo na agad ang kilos ng mga korap! Nuong panahon ni Gloria, mas mataas ang presyo mas ok na ok ke Boss!!!
    Nakangiti pang sasabihin sa yo, magakano aang akin jan? Dahil bulk purchase, dapat mas mababa pa ang presyo kesa sa internet!!! Usec. Rico Puno et al, hindi ba kayo nahihiya sa taumbayan? Kung sa China yan, Sa Luneta agad, firing squad in full view of the public! Sumatotal, marami pa ding korap na nasa pwesto na sobrang kapal!

  • beerhunters

    corruption is corruption, PERIOD. 

  • stanfordmillbrand

    Your explanation, Mr. President, suck!
    Lokohin mo ang kapmailya mo.

  • royroger

    Mabuti nalang ang presidente natin hindi corrupt otherwise he could have demanded that he be given the overprice of US$1,000  per piece of rifle to be purchased, kagaya ng past administration ni Gloria.

  • gerryjoaquin

    pnoy is in cahoots with puno. just like the husband and wife tandem of gma and mike, this time it is pnoy and rico. in both instances, the partner does the stealing while the president does the lying to protect the other. ika nga ng kasabihan ang sinungaling ay asawa ng magnanakaw.

  • speedstream2

    Would it be a stretch to say not much has changed at the PNP, at least when it comes to matters involving the procurement process? Is it still business as usual, with ‘advantageous to the pockets of some people and not to the government’ as the rule of thumb? Bottom line: what will it really take to achieve substantial and continuing inroads in the campaign against graft and corruption?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.c.sean Eric C Sean

    Hugas kamay na alanganin. An o ba talaga Mr Presiddent?

  • kaipepo

    Pnoy at Puno. Puno at Pnoy. Hindi na pwedeng. Magsalita si Robredo maski ano pang sabihin ni Pnoy. Ang nakakaduda ayaw magsalita ni Puno samantalang buhay pa siya. Tahimik pati mga tagapagsalita ng palasyo. Kapag tahimik sigurado may itinatago. Yan ba ang matuwid na daan mayroong tinatakpan. Sino ang “utak” sa nabulilyasong tangkang pagraid sa condo at offices ni Robredo? Dapat lang gawing malalim ang imbestigasyon sa pagbagsak ng eroplano ni Robredo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cachilad Bachuchay T. Cachila

    haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “When asked if Undersecretary Puno was part of those being probed, the President said only the process was under scrutiny.” ONLY THE PROCESS WAS UNDER SCRUTINY?????????? ibig sabihin?????? si Puno??????anak ng!!! Inamin na may irregularity safe pa rin si PUNO?

  • GintongLahi

    I am beginning to DOUBT the sincerity of this punk!  There is clearly an indication of cover-up.  Many meticulous eyes and minds are following closely the issues that surrounds the President.  Their eyes are focused and many do not want to blink. 

    Some of them could even qualify for an A-1 investigators/detectives. 

    Just to think that Usec Puno has been declared a clean man and NOT even a SUSPECT, to me is NOTHING but pure COVER-UP!

    Usec Puno has reason to say: “I’ve got Pnoy’s aces”. 

    He really does.

    • beerhunters

      “Your ace hole is mine!” said puno.

  • katutubongfilipino

    typical politico protect your comrad

  • katutubongfilipino

    saan na ang matuwid na daan baliko na ba??

    • pinoy63

      di pwedeng ideretso ang matuwid na daan kasi may PUNO na nakaharang!!!!

  • kaipepo

    Lahat ng paraan ay gagawin para pagtakpan si Puno. Dahil kapag ang Puno ay bumagsak pati pinakaPuno ay tangay. Walang Puno na bumabagsak ma hindi kasama ang pinakatuktuk. Ano mang pagkukunyaring malinis ng isang bakuran kapag ang mga dahon ng isang Puno ay nangatuyo tiyak tatangayin ito ng hangin at magkakalat ng dumi. Ang taong mapagkunyari ay madaling mahalata lalo na sa pagbibigay pugay sa isang taong namayapa. May kasabihan nga, iparamdam ang pagmamahal habang ang minamahal ay nabubuhay pa.

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

    Presidente, hwag na po kayong magtanong kung bakit walang miembro ng committee on bids ang naghanap sa internet ng mas murang rifle. . . NAGLALAWAY  NG  LAHAT  YAN  SA PADATING  NA PADULAS galing sa  winning bidder. . . at tsaka, ang labo yata nitong balita na to. .  nadiscover daw yung overprice sa presyo ng rifle, pero yung head ng bidding na si Puno ay hindi kasama sa iniimbestigahan. . . BAAKKKEETTT?

  • May_Z

    Mr President, you just implicated yourself by covering up for Puno. You have to be investigated on. You forgot that there were other people involved in this deal and will readily show evidence against Puno. You continue to lie for Puno? You forgot that somebody from the PNP approached Robredo about this issue and it was NOT YOU who instigated this investigation. It is even in the news. My gosh, why will you sacrifice your position as head of state to lie, defend and protect your friend? Wake up, your loyalty  to your friend should end where the country you solemnly swore to protect, serve and defend is at stake. 

  • jga94

    Even if PNoy was the one who ordered Robredo to look into the seemingly overpriced deal…and that Puno was not directly being directly investigated,…..the investigation should continue and that Puno should be held liable because accdg to the report, it was Puno who was the proponent of the proposal…so automatic may pananagutan sya…..si Puno dapat wala na munang hawakang posisyon sa gobyerno unless accusations against him are proven totally wrong….because it does not look good at all for PNoy who is known to be close to him….let him go…he is beginning to llok a lot like FG during the time of PGMA….

  • wawa2172

    So whats the difference between the accusation of corruption during the GMA and Noy Admin? Simply none but the difference is this admin wants us to believe that corruption is on check and we believe naman even if we know that it is still ongoing dahil sawa na tayo sa sistima sa past admin. Takip mata at tenga na lang as if saying nakakapagod na at wala namang pagbabago. Dole outs are in billions of pesos but DSWD people are not audited and investigated how and where the money goes despite of questions raised that the money were given to unqualified indigents. Missing thousand of container vans, anomalies at National Bilibid Prison, etc, and now its the overpriced ammunition and gun procurement. It has a resemblance to NBN-ZTE and other bidding during GMA admin  na overpriced din. People did march on the streets dahil sa corruption during GMA term but dahil sa wala namang napaparusahan sa mga K ni Pnoy tulad ni Diokno, Pangililinan, Torres, marami pang iba at ngayon ang BFF ni Noy na si Usec Puno, people seems to be frustrated as paki na lang ang attitude. I feel sorry to the Filipino people and me included, that nothing has changed much. The government only runs against the opposition but not their own kind. Puno even as this early is a very fortunate person as he wont be investigated nor punish but would just simply be transferred to another favored agency so he can continue whatever he wants. Poor government agency na malilipatan niya. Take note Pnoy admitted that there was overpricing in the ammo and rifle in the PNP whose head and bidding committee is no other than Puno but his reaction was cool and defensive. Tiyak ako kung si Mike Arroyo ang gumawa nito investigate at media blitz kaagod. Tahimik na tahimik din si Puno, a strategy that he mastered perhaps on advised from Noy and company like Ochoa of Samar Group while the Balay group of Mar Roxas wants the issue resolved. Wala nang corruption ngayon, well yan ang sabi ni Pnoy. The reality however is painful and it is hard for us to accept is that the system of corruption is still very much around masakit lang tangapin nang madlang people na sobrang nang umaasa. Marami ang namamatay sa maling akala.

  • Adarna

    PUNO, I hate you! Layas!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

    Kurap si Penoy, overprice para sa kaban ng yaman ng mga Cojuanco! Bilang na araw mo Penoy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

    Hoy Penoy eto search mo sa google “Penoy the Abnoy Bakla”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    “Kung walang corrupt, paano kikita ang mga KKK ko?”
    Di lumabas na din ang totoo Budoy.
    Hindi ka lang corrupt at sinugaling, hipokrito ka pa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004069038236 Michelle Cruz

    give PNOY a break…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQJOMUL2G4DXVR7Y52FE7AWTRA Ivan Phell

      People like you should give Pinoys a break

      • intsikbeho

        people like you should give pinoys like michelle a break

    • FernandoBusi

      what more break does he need its already his half term mark and yet we see nothing new but the old oligarchies getting richer while business news always sound good the SME sector is suffering and the KKK is still there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abnoyski.panotski Abnoyski Panotski

    sang katutak na break na ang ibinigay jan.:D panahon na para managot sa bayan yang sinungaling na yan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004069038236 Michelle Cruz

      sorry, the President has 4 more years to go…

  • http://www.facebook.com/abnoyski.panotski Abnoyski Panotski

    Huwad na daan!Si pnoy ang utak ng mga katiwalian.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQJOMUL2G4DXVR7Y52FE7AWTRA Ivan Phell

    Nothing has changed

  • aluvera

    I just bought an M4 here in the US for $690 and it works and fired the same as the expensive one, I can hit a target @ 100 yrds bulls eye.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFH3CDZSZKVLX4G74PJOQ3L64U Natx Bacalzo

    Pnoy should personally test fire these M4 rifles on those involved in the bidding. If wants some helping hands, there are a lot of posters here who can help including me.

  • Philcruz

    As I was reading this article, I was feeling happy that PNoy was actually the one who discovered and initiated the investigation. And I was happy that the uniformed personnel involved were put on floating status.

    But when asked if Puno was also being probed, all that PNoy could say was that it was the process that was being investigated. What kind of investigation is that? Mr. President, your high ratings a few days ago will take a deep dive if you continue to talk like this whenever Puno is the issue.

    • pinoy63

      tama ka phil… unti unti ng nawawalan ng gana mga tao sa kanya, 

  • Cal_Reznick

    Its one of 2 things…either the President is trying to cover-up this shady activity for his friend or quite possibly the President is somehow involved. Actually by him not being aggressive to try and uncover this issue, it makes him involved.

    Where did the whole anti-corruption campaign that you sold to the Philippines go?? Looks like you sold a defective and expired campaign product to your own people.

    That’s not nice Mr. President.

  • Romulus Fenandez

    investigate puno?  asa pa kayo,  KKK yata yan!

  • Romulus Fenandez

    sorry folks di pala KKK,  BFF pala, hehehehe!

  • Bulakenyo Ako

    uh oh here we go again…

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    ‘foreign supplier had offered two years ago to set up a factory here to produce the rifle’

    bakit hindi na laang
    ayusin ulit ang arsenal sa bataan
    para philippine made na
    mga armas natin
    sa daming pangangailangan ng gobyerno

    may magiging trabaho rin
    ang mga paltik makers
    pati ibang arms supplier

    mas madali kasing
    mangomisyon na laang
    kaysa magpakahirap sa produksyon

    kolonisadong utak
    kontra pilipino

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4WEDVVXOMPOQ3VYGUKOAVVT574 Pedro Mateo

    Bushmaster m4 carbine is only $1,275 for A3 and $1, 197 for A2. Therefore, their price is over, may tong-pats. Mr. President maraming pang project ang may tong-pats, baka d’yan ka lang magaling sa baril dahil mahilig ka d’yan. Tingnan mo yung mga PPP project na tayo ang may guarante at yung ibang pang infra natin, malaki pa d’yan ang tong-pats. .  Hoy Gising!  !  ! Huwag matulog sa “Skyrim”.  . .

  • DGuardian

    There is a saying : ” Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.”  

  • doncleo

    Kung nag-ooverprice ang PNP sa pagbili ng baril bakit si Bartolome papalit kay Puno?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Puno not being probed because he  is my kabarilan. Lol.

  • Agat Sumi

    PUNONG PUNO  ng anomalya ang bidding….

  • pinoy63

    Pnoy… kala namin BOSS mo mga tao, eh si Puno pla boss mo eh! di ka takot batikusin ng mga tao pag si puno na ang pinag uusapan…kaw din… malapit na kaminng mawawalan ng gana sa yo… baka gusto mong maglaro ng… 1 vs 97 million, ,, si Puno? o ang taong bayan!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IXRB73PKA6ASB7TKA425ORJBMA GILDPM


  • pinoy63

    isang interview pa Mr President na kinakampihan mo si puno… am very sure your rating will dive!!!! ipagpatuloy  mo lanG na kampihan yan!!!!!

  • pinoy63

    kita nyo naman sa internationa news na may civil war,,, ano favorite na  armas? … AK,,, kasi kahit bata pwede i operate… ganun ka simple!!! 

  • korapsipenoy

    mabuti nang pagtakpan si puno at ipagtanggol kesa naman sabihin ni puno ang katotohanan na siya talaga ang puno nang katiwalian. so, wala siyang choice!

  • joe__bloggs

    The whole military procurement procedure (including police) must be subjected to a full and thorough examination. Else we’ll produce more euro/dollar Generals and Undersecretaries …

  • http://www.facebook.com/lolo.mo.73997 Lolo Mo

    He he he! Basta Chinese katulad ni Puno, tapos member pa ng KKK, padudahan mo na yan. Gagawa at gagawa ng hindi mabuti ang mga yan. Chinese kasi!

  • 711sense

    PNoy said that only the process is under investigation, why were uniformed personnel placed in floating status? Obviously, there are civilians who were involved in this, why aren’t them suspended pending the outcome of the investigation? Seems like the more PNoy open his mouth, there are more questions than answers coming out.

  • pulis

    Ganyan lang ang delehensya dyan, 10 percent dito at doon, tapos yung jueting payola pa.. Sigurado bag-man ni Pnoy itong si Rico Puno, kaya hindi pwede nyang ilaglag…Dapat may batas na bawal ang humingi ng porsiento sa ano man bidding transaction pribado man o public..Ang mahuli na bidders na nagbibigay ng porsiento ay disqualified for life ka agad at ang tumangap ng percentage ay bilanggo agad.. Ang isa pa, alam na natin kung sino sino ang mga jueting lord. Bakit hanggang ngayon ay wala pa ring ebedensya laban sa kanila? Dapat seguro gun for hire ang solution dito…

  • Wadav

    karamihan ng mga police generals ay ubod ng yaman! tanong ko lang saan galing ang yaman nila? i think all of us know the answer! whenever a bidding process is done in gov’t, always those people earn some big bucks! normal n kalakaran yan sa govt. service.. lahat mga commissioners! sarap naman ng buhay nila. di na kailangan magbanat ng buto pra kumita.. kaya kita nyo sa pictures nila… ang tataba nila.. ma karma din kayo pagdating ng panahon! 

  • Roman31

    That’s it guys and dolls. Puno is untouchable and that’s that. No ifs, no buts. Get that into your thick heads.

  • allandel

    hindi kaya ni aquino si puno. takot sya kay puno.

  • GKLer

    Puno should just resign out of DELICADEZA, and spare his “friend” any further embarrassment.

  • Magsasaka

    ano kaya ang mayroon si PUNO na sya ang may pakana ng overpricing ng riple pero hindi sya iimbestigahan?
    hindi pa ba sapat itong ganito para maimpeach si pnoy?hindi ba panlilinlang sa publiko ang tawag dyan?


  • Magsasaka

    KKK is above the lawko lawko

  • marvingaboysantiago

    I personally don’t believe that  the President himself  discovered the overpricing issue in the purchase of rifles for the PNP. The President is already full of other matters that concerns the whole country. I stick with the story that its the late Secretary who discovered the anomalous bidding of the rifles. I dont think the Bidding Committee is not fool or dumb enough not to surf the net for prices. 

  • boypalaban

    sa itsura pa lang niyang si Puno mukha nang di gagawa ng mabuti….sana nababasa niya ito pati ng pamilya niya…

  • Taiko_Kauna

    di ko maiintindihan! Who did the scrutinizing of the process? This item does not answer the basic elements of a news, who, what, where & how

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