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Morato refuses to enter plea on plunder case

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FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Manuel “Manoling” Morato was arraigned Monday morning at the Sandiganbayan for plunder charges against him over the alleged misuse of P366 million in PCSO intelligence funds.

Morato, who arrived at the antigraft court in a wheelchair, however refused to enter a plea, prompting the Sandiganbayan First Division to enter a not guilty plea in his behalf.

The court set the case for preliminary conference on Jan. 16, 2013.


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  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Who is the Mastermind?(LOLONG)

    Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada’s Universal Entertainment (Universal) had paid as much as $30 million to a former Pagcor consultant in 2010 received by Rodolfo Soriano, a former Pagcor consultant and purported Genuino bagman.

    • boldyak

      paano ang pagkasangkot ni naguiat????nakalimutan mo???

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like 

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek 

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress 

    hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency 

    in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and 

    PCSO tv campaign ads

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as 

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses 

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five 

    helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of 

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian 

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from 

    PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, 

    Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and 

    Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  

    Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha 

    project—DOST chief 
    60.Fishers push plunder rap vs Arroyo in purchase of ice machines( overpriced at P455 million in 2009.)
    61.$225-million overprice of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC), 
    62.Successor sues Pichay over P2.3-B fund mess
    63.Noli De Castro P6.6 billion pesos Pag-ibig Fund scam.
    64.Arroyo execs pocket P15-B from bridge scam

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CNPEE65MGY3EGHL3PNR42DDTJE Aureo

      The same anomalies continue in Daang matuwid!

      • Don Dee

        Unlike you Arroyo fanatics who are deaf dumb and blind to the anomalies of the previous fake president, we hold this president to the same standards as we would all presidents of the country. If you have any credible evidence, present them in the courts, if there is anything to it, I guarantee you, you will gain public support. Ang kaso e, 2 years and counting na (almost 3 years), ano ang naibabato nyo PNoy? Ang kanyang pag yoyosi, yun na. Yun na ang “impeachable” offense na kayang ibato. You people are PATHETIC. Maghanap na lang kayo ng ibang trabaho. Nakakababa ng IQ ang mag post on behalf of those crooks of the past administration. Ang daming opening sa craigslist, US dollars pa ang bayaran.

      • JuanTamadachi

        lol..

    • Horst Manure

      You trying to say he is guilty?.. the wheel chair is enough proof positive….lets hope the Just US system is for Just US the people of the PH.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Former  Pres. Arroyo , corruption and many 

    more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 

    Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 

    Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 

    Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

    from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED 

    HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,Thousand metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

    the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 

    San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 

     enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

     critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 

     Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  

    Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC 

    Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    • boldyak

      patunayan mo at ikulong ang dapat ikulong…otherwise lahat ng yan ay black propaganda lang…gawain ng tsimosang bading

      • Don Dee

        Ilan sa mga inililista dito ay nakasampa na ang kaso sa korte. Di ba nga’t arestado na ang mga principal, samantala ang mga iba ay tumakas na sa ibang banse. Nagbabasa ka ba ng news? Anong black propagandang pinagsasabi mo? Bakit ang mga amo mo ni hindi makapag enter ng plea? At hanggang wheelchair defense na lang? At eto ka, naniniwalang black propaganda lang? Are you really that dense?

  • hopeless_na

    another victim of wheelchair sickness and still counting.

  • otoling

    Napakatagal namang date ng next hearing.  Baboy talaga ang korte natin.

  • Facilitator1

    Mr Morato also refused to enter a PLEA. Aba gumaya kay ex-PGMA.  Bagong TACTIC siguru ito to earn pogi-points…PEACE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

    For sure tuwang-tuwa itong bading na ito pag na-convict dahil madaming mga lalaki sa Munti at pagkakaguluhan sya don – hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2POLH6BTHUM5I2WH42GCJB64AQ domingog

    LESSON LEARNED:  Pag alam mong crook ang magiging bosss mo, huag tanggapin ang trabaho kahit na very lucrative ito.

  • gerp

    kelan ba mapgkakatiwalaan ang bading??? makakita lang yan ng matigas na litid…lahat ng prinsipyo malilimutan…kunsabagay kasama sa nauto itong si morato ng edsa dos!…



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