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Abalos allowed to travel to Taiwan

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Former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–There is no more obstacle to former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos’ plans to travel to Taiwan to buy bangus (milkfish) fry.

The Pasay City regional trial court Branch 117 granted Abalos’ motion for reconsideration.

The court, through Pasay City RTC Judge Eugenio Dela Cruz, required Abalos to post P10,000 for every electoral sabotage case filed against him or for a total of P110,000 for 11 counts.

The court also requires Abalos to personally appear before it upon his arrival.

The Sandiganbayan where he is facing a graft case and the Pasay RTC Branch 112  where he is facing another batch of electoral sabotage cases allowed Abalos to go out of the country provided he would post a travel bond, submit his itinerary, among others.

Abalos is engaged in aqua culture business. He said  ”recent developments in aquaculture industry, particularly the steady decline in the demand for shrimps coupled with the increasing complexity of prescribed shrimp culture practices and technology, has constrained the accused to shift the focus of his business from shrimp culture to the raising of bangus, if only to assure its continued viability. Considering, however, the scarcity of bangus fry in the country, the accused is compelled to urgently source bangus fry in Taiwan.”


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Tags: Bangus fry , Benjamin Abalos , courts , electoral sabotage , Politics , Taiwan


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    If this guy will not return, then I suggest that all judges who allowed him to leave will be served bangus for breakfast, lunch and dinner until such time that the fugitive is caught.

    • calipso_2100

      lol

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5EV2FNQUSNLESIPZKVIR43JSCI Juan Dela cruz

      Hindi na sya makakapagtago dahil may sakit na si Lolo, pero bakit nga ba makakapag travel pa sya ng ganyan kung noong aarestuhin na sya ay nagkasakit agad? Questionable ang kanyang pag alis… Isa pa hindi maganda ang ganyang gagawing pagbili ng Bangus fingerlings sa Taiwan dahil mayroon naman tayo sa Pilipinas… Walang kwenta pala ang kanyang pagiging past Government Officials…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      We have one China policy and don’t have diplomatic relation with Taiwan.  If Abalos refuses to leave Taiwan, we’re in trouble.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

        Yeah, especially the judges.. hehehe

    • AJ Giorgio

       paano kung mahulihan sya ng drugs sa Taiwan?

  • $23257130

    mabuhay si chairman abalos. ang tunay na pag asa ng bayan.ang tagapag ligtas ng fishing industry!

  • alex_diaz2014

    nagkasundo na si judge at si abalos… sa presyo…

  • ever green

    Anong pakialam ng Bangus sa kaso niyang electoral sabotage? napakababaw naman ng dahilan para makapag piyansa. 

  • tata_boy

    di na titino ang bayan dahil sa mga abogago at huwes…… puro mga inutil.

  • Karabkatab

    See what money can do?  Nakakatawa at nakakainis kayong nasa Hustisya.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

    Dobleng sakit ng damdamin. Bangus na galing sa pinas noon ay bibilhin na ng pinoy ngayon.  Pinoy na humawak ng mataas na katungkulan sa pamahalaan ay mangingibang bansa dahil sa kakulangan ng bangus sa bansa na ibenenta noon sa ibang lugar.

  • NoWorryBHappy

     The Pasay City regional trial court Branch 117 granted Abalos’ motion for reconsideration.
    :
    At bakit bigyan ng ‘recosidetration’ ?
    Ikulong ‘yan kasama ni Gloria Arroyo.
    Pupunta lang ‘yan sa Taiwan para i-withdraw ang bilyong dolyares na kinurakot.
    Binigyan ba ng mga halimaw na mga ‘yan ng ‘reconderation’ ang taong bayan noong
    nakaupo sila sa puwesto at walang ginawa kungdi mangurakot ? Hayaan mabulok ‘yan
    sa kulungan.

  • tonyoks

    Considering, however, the scarcity of bangus fry in the country, the accused is compelled to urgently source bangus fry in Taiwan.”
    Calling the attention of BFAR!!!
    Nagkakaubusan na pala ng bangus fry sa bansa natin, it takes the former COMELEC chairman to find out and source it  in???

    Magaling na negosyante talaga itong si “Mr. Burjer” . hilig makipagtransakyons sa mga intsik,
    mapa-elektroniks man o mapa isda.

    wait for the “Abangus” specie to swarm our market place….

  • boybakal

    Abalos allowed to travel abroad….well, that is what we call Bangus Defense.
    If Abalos cannot go to taiwan for Bangus, then we might be eating galunglong forever.
    Thank you Mr. Abalos, we need more bangus than tilapia.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Whenever the big fish in our country are prosecuted, the courts also start smelling fishy.

  • Guest

    this just a plain HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! for aquino III and to his people. magpadoctor kayo. nakakahighblood ito.

  • jadejones2012

    Mabuhay po kayo Chairman Abalos.

    This just proves how weak the case is.

    Sana makarma ang sira ulo at tarandadong presidente for all these persecutions.

    Stay healthy, sir.

    And to the rest of the Filipinos, let us all pray na sana mamatay na si PNOY.

    Para matapos na ang corruption na laganap sa KKK ( Kaibigan, Kabarilan at Kamag-anak) administration ng ABnoy.

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Baka makulitan sa iyo ang panginoon, yung dasal mo baka sa iyo mismo ipagkaloob.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6YY66XPT63YFGHDKYTMIO4CM Daniel

    Sa kaso ni Abalos, mukhang laging nadedehado ang panig ng mga taga-usig. Sa paningin ng mamamayan, napaka-babaw ang dahilan para pahintulutan ang pag-alis ni Abalos. O baka naman napaka-lalim ng kutsabahan at napaka-laki ang paghahati-hatian? Nagtatanong lang po!

  • PutingAgila

     Was he not “hospitalized” and looked pitiful and sickly when graft charges were filed against him? Now he is strong and  healthy. Abalos is not sick; it’s our justice system that is sick, cancerous, and corrupt.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    The kind of justice dito sa PInas ay nakasusuka!!!

  • jadejones2012

    This is a victory for due process and fairness!!!

    Meron pang mga taong matatapang at handang lalaban sa MOB RULE ng sira ulo at tarantadong presidente.

    The Filipinos are sick and tired of this hypocrite president, who is not only incompetent but is also corrupt (KKK?)

    Kami ba niloloko mo, PNOY?

    The Filipinos are sick and tired of you.

    And I honestly believe that majority of Filipinos want you to die soon! (Akala mo ma-aawa ang taong bayan sa iyo kapag ikaw ay nagkasakit at namatay, ano?)

    • Jay Ann

      Hoy Mikey, hindi lang pinayagan ng Comelec yung ‘Ang galing Party’ mo e kung ano-anong walang katuturan na ang pinag sasasabi mo. Kung meron mang tao na gusto na naming mamatay, walang iba kundi yung mga currupt mong mga magulang! Si Gloria at Mike Arrovo!

      Wake up dude and face the reality!

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Dahan-dahan ka, baka yang hinihiling mo ay sa iyo ipagkaloob ng panginoon.

    • observer1356

      jadejones2012:  you can hide behind any pseudonym, or username or login-name, but you can’t hide from God who has the power over life and death… and He might just call your name earlier than whom you wish for …

  • AJ Giorgio

    i knew there was something fishy about this..

  • jadejones2012

    PNOY, why don’t you do the Filipinos a great favor, and die soon?

    Akala mo ma-aawa ang taong bayan sa iyo kapag ikaw ay nagkasakit at namatay?

    The Filipinos are praying for the day na maubosan ka na ng hininga, so we can have a competent president who is not corrupt like you and your KKK.

    And to the Filipino people, just continue praying na mamatay na nga ang walang kwenta at ipokrito nating presidente!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      your wish might come true and someone’s already drooling over by the mere thought of it.

  • aldhins

    Alam na  natin saan  hahantong  ang mga kaso sinampa sa mga taohan ng nakaraan admn mainit lang kasi pag nasa Media na at fresh pa yung issue sinakyan lang sa katagalan nawawala na lang wag na tyo umasa na may mananagot kaya pa ulit-ulit lang itong problema na kinaka kaharap ng ating bansa.

  • aldhins

    Alam na  natin saan  hahantong  ang mga kaso sinampa sa mga taohan ng nakaraan admn mainit lang kasi pag nasa Media na at fresh pa yung issue sinakyan lang sa katagalan nawawala na lang wag na tyo umasa na may mananagot kaya pa ulit-ulit lang itong problema na kinaka kaharap ng ating bansa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    marahil masarap ang bangus burjer sa taiwan.

  • Ed Molina

    napakababaw na rason naman yan. wala bang kamag-anak, kaibigan, o kasosyo si abalos at siya lang talaga ang pwedeng pumunta ng taiwan para bumili?

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/hbRkpPw1oYTBJamz.EH7acMZBBVoIlWXriA-#e4348 Felix

    Maybe exchange of very high value gifts for Christmas took place early.

  • Your_King

    It does not make sense. First off, good for him that he is allowed to travel and i’m not arguing that point. What makes things uneasy for those who value democracy is how Aquino and his Administration prevent FPGMA from traveling but allow Abalos to travel? They share the same case but one is allowed certain privileges that the other is not. Which is why it is makes more sense by each of Aquino’s actions that there is indeed a biased against FPGMA and a persecution of her that he is spearheading.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Abalos buhay ka pa nasusunog na ang kaluluwa mo,kagaya ka ng amo mong (ARROYO)magnanakaw

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XXMVC66BK2NJINS3UEVPU7UDNM Joe

    The Ombudsman should investigate when and how Abalos got the money to start his aqua culture business.  Likewise, investigate and confirm his other properties and businesses like the one at Sta. Maria, Bulacan.



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