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Whistle-blowers sue governor

Espino charged with alleged P900-M ‘jueteng’ take

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TWO BRIEFINGS. At left, Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. denies allegations that he is “jueteng” Big Boss in his province during a press conference in Lingayen town on Friday. At right, whistle-blower Bugallon Mayor Rodrigo “Ric” Orduña answers questions during the press briefing in Camp Crame. Also present are (from left) Archbishop Oscar Cruz, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome.COURTESY OF PANGASINAN PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE; MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

A town mayor who ratted on Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr.’s involvement in “jueteng” in the province on Friday filed plunder charges against his erstwhile boss and political ally, alleging that Espino accepted P900 million payolas from operators of the illegal numbers game.

Under tight security, Mayor Rodrigo Orduña of Bugallon town in Pangasinan province went to the Office of the Ombudsman to personally submit a sworn affidavit containing his knowledge of Espino’s role in jueteng operations in Pangasinan.

Orduña, who admitted to having served as Espino’s jueteng bagman since 2001, claimed his former boss had amassed as much as P900 million in protection money from gambling operators.

Espino denied Orduña’s charges, saying the allegations against him were “politically motivated.”

Wearing a signature shirt, the white-haired Orduña appeared relaxed despite the danger to which he had exposed himself by playing whistle-blower for the Aquino administration’s fight against official corruption.

Gov’t protection

Orduña had asked Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for government protection, and Malacañang said on Friday that Roxas had the full backing of President Aquino in going after the protectors of jueteng.

“The President has directed Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas to build a strong case and ensure the safety of witnesses who will testify against jueteng operations and the alleged involvement of Governor Espino in the province of Pangasinan,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.

Lacierda said Roxas had ordered the reshuffling of the police command in Pangasinan “to determine culpability, if any, and to guarantee that the [investigation will not be whitewashed].”

“We are determined to pursue this case to its logical end . . . and [it] should serve as a warning to syndicates and coddlers of illegal gambling operations to stop or be stopped,” Lacierda said.

Palace ally?

But Lacierda was mum when asked by reporters if Espino was a Malacañang ally.

In April, Espino led allies of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in bolting from the former President’s Lakas-Kampi-CMD party and moving to the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) of businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, President Aquino’s uncle.

Espino said then that the former Arroyo allies’ joining the NPC was intended to consolidate support for Mr. Aquino’s administration.

“The NPC supported the President in the 2010 election, and the party continues to support him,” Espino said.

Orduña and his lawyers met with Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz, leader of the People’s Crusade Against Gambling, before proceeding to the Office of the Ombudsman.

“You should not come near me. You may get hit if Espino’s hit men suddenly attack me,” Orduña told reporters, smiling.

Describing himself as Espino’s “trouble shooter” and “collector,” Orduña did exactly what Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson did in 2000 when he decided to come out and blow the whistle on then President Joseph Estrada’s involvement in jueteng.

Singson’s explosive testimony about his former drinking buddy’s role in jueteng operations eventually led to Estrada’s downfall in a popular uprising in January 2001.

 

Corroboration

Besides Orduña, confessed jueteng operator Fernando “Boy Bata” Alimagno also surfaced and filed an affidavit corroborating the mayor’s accusations.

Accompanied by Cruz and Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez of Caloocan, the pair appeared in a news briefing at Camp Crame with Roxas and top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Roxas assured Orduña and Alimagno of protection from the government and directed PNP chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome to immediately reshuffle police officials in Pangasinan to make way for an impartial investigation of Orduña’s disclosures involving Espino.

“I understand that their decision to come out and disclose what they know about jueteng had put their lives and the lives of their families in danger. I will use the authority of my office in accordance with the law to investigate this matter,” Roxas said.

He said that unlike previous investigations involving jueteng, the investigation of Espino’s involvement in jueteng in Pangasinan will have a “logical conclusion.”

No prejudgment

When asked if he would order Espino’s immediate suspension from office, Roxas said he would let the Ombudsman decide Orduña’s complaint.

But he said the Office of the President had the authority to suspend local government officials facing administrative cases.

“We will not prejudge anybody here. We will observe and respect the proper processes. Even the accused has the right to explain and air his side,” Roxas said.

“After this (the press conference), I will call up Governor Espino and advise him to get a good lawyer, because this cannot be solved through politics,” he said.

Cruz welcomed Orduña’s decision to turn against Espino, emphasizing how difficult it was for whistle-blowers to come out and admit their involvement in illegal activities.

“We should show our support for Mayor Orduña and Boy Bata because they decided to make a stand against illegal gambling. We must watch after them because they have put their lives at risk,” Cruz said.

Orduña’s implicating an incumbent local government official in jueteng should prompt President Aquino to order a nationwide crackdown on the illegal game, he said.

In his four-page affidavit written in Filipino, Orduña narrated how he collected Espino’s weekly take from jueteng operators in Pangasinan.

He said he started to collect Espino’s share when Espino was elected representative of the province’s second district in Congress in 2001.

At the time, Orduña said Espino, a retired officer, was getting P3 million a month in payoff from jueteng operators in his district.

“As agreed, I collected P3 million a month from the jueteng operators. I received P750,000 from them every Saturday. If a month had more than four Saturdays, then Espino would get more than P3 million,” he said.

 

Gaining full control

He said Espino gained control of jueteng operations in Pangasinan when Espino was elected provincial governor in 2007. Espino’s take, he said, increased to P10 million a month.

He said Espino installed himself as “big boss” of the gambling syndicate that controlled jueteng in the province.

Orduña said Espino directed him to seek the help of Alimagno, Lito Millora and Bong Cayabyab in running jueteng.

In his own affidavit, Alimagno said Espino started to receive payoffs from jueteng in 1997 when the late Batangas Gov.Armando Sanchez was the jueteng operator in Pangasinan.

At the peak of their operations in 2001, Alimagno said their group collected up to P12 million a day.

 

Other officials, too

During the news briefing, Alimagno said they gave payoffs to local government officials and PNP officials in Pangasinan.

He said they also gave payoffs to journalists in Pangasinan and Metro Manila.

Asked if they were also giving protection money to Camp Crame officials, Alimagno said, “We were giving P825,000 every month for Camp Crame.”

He said a certain Supt. Wilson Lopez collected the protection money for senior police officers based at PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.

Lopez is logistics chief of the regional police office in the Ilocos region.

“But I cannot say if the money we set aside for the PNP was really given to the police officials,” Alimagno said.

Because of Alimagno’s disclosures, Bartolome ordered the relief of Lopez.

When Cruz told a Senate hearing in September 2010 that jueteng had returned to Pangasinan, Orduña said the syndicate was forced to temporarily stop its operations.

Atong Ang

But Espino was able to revive jueteng in the province through the help of Charlie “Atong” Ang, who introduced jai alai in Pangasinan.

He said Alimagno introduced Ang to Espino last year. In a meeting at the Capitol Resort Hotel in Pangasinan, Orduña said, Ang promised the governor million in monthly payoff.

Ang then put up jai alai operations in Pangasinan as a cover for jueteng, Orduña said.

“I was assigned to explain to the mayors the new systems of Atong Ang. We had a meeting where Ang himself explained his operations to the mayors,” he said.

“Because of that meeting, we were able to revive the operations of illegal gambling in Pangasinan which continue until now. What we used to call jueteng is now known as jai alai,” Orduña said.

Leonido Pulido, lawyer for Orduña and Alimagno, stressed that contrary to what were previously reported in the media, a charge for plunder does not only concern public funds.

“Plunder is defined as the accumulation of ill-gotten wealth through a series of overt criminal acts. It does not say [the] ill-gotten wealth [should come] from public funds,” Pulido said.

Uncommitted

Told that the President himself had publicly stated that stamping out jueteng was not a priority of his administration, Cruz said, “That’s why I really wonder why the man in Malacañang is not committed to eradicate jueteng.”

Cruz said he had grown tired of challenging Mr. Aquino to put an end to jueteng. “I think he is not in control, but he’s the one being controlled,” Cruz said. With a report from Michael Lim Ubac

 First posted 12:01 am | Saturday, December 15th, 2012


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Tags: Bugallon town , illegal numbers game , Jueteng , Mayor Rodrigo Orduña , Pangasinan , Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. , payolas , Plunder , whistle blower


  • UrHONOR

    ANO ba talaga ang papel nitong si Cruz sa jueteng bukod sa pagiging reklamador?  May nagawa na ba ito tungkol sa pagpapahinto ng jueteng?  Puro kodakan lang ang nakikitaan sa TNL na Cruz na ‘to.  Nag-retiro na, e, kung ano-ano pa ang ina-atupag….hindi na lang mag-rosario at kape!  He he he.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

      you are an idiot. The guy is doing trying his best, but his “opponents” are powerful and with lots of money. He is going against the ‘system of corruption”

      • UrHONOR

        ISA pa itong hanggang ang galing ay sa paggamit lang ng IDIOT.  IDIYOTA y hija de pootah ka….de-depe-depensa ka sa laber boy mo…tapos, gagamit ka pa ng salitang na-aangkop lamang sa mga nilalang na katulad mo.  HINDI pang palengke ang usapan dito, HdP.  

        WALA akong pakialam kung ano pa ang ginagawa ng laber boy mo…..he is a limelight hugger and has shown NOT A THING in his quixotic crusade.  Kung bong bayan nga, e, walang magawa, PUMAPAPEL pa ang LB mo na isang daang taon na ang nakaraan e, wala namang nangyayari.  Samakatuwid, INEFFECTIVE.  Pag ineffective, tulungan mo na Rosario si Cruz at bigyan mo ng kape.  Tapos…….bahala ka na!  Capiche?

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         Galit itong isa na ito dahil katoliko at pari si cruz kahit ang hangarin ng pag-iingay ni cruz ay matigil ang jueteng! dalawa lang naman ang dahilan kung bakit galit ito kay cruz:
        1. pari at katoliko si cruz
        2. nakikinabang siya sa jueteng

        duon na ako no. 1 ang dahilan niya!

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       papel ng bawat pilipino na tutulan ang bawal at kung ikaw eh walang ginagawa at puro reklamo din sa mga nagrereklamo ano ba talaga ang stand mo sa buhay?

      • UrHONOR

        BAKIT mo ako inimbistigahan, may lisensya ka bang mangimbistiga?  

        INTINDIHIN mo ang binabasa mo at hindi yang puso mong mamon ang pina-aandar mo.  HINDI kung anupaman “ang papel ng bawat pilipino” ang paksa….ang TNL na si CRUZ!

        BTW, ang stand ko sa buhay dahil gusto mong malaman at SITTING.  PHSAW!!!

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         Imbestigahan na ba yun sayo? baka ikaw ang TNL dahil si cruz gusto matigil ang jueteng ikaw naman ay anak ng jueteng dahil binabatikos mo si cruz at baka naman may parte ka sa jueteng o nakikinabang ka sa jueteng? kung maganda ang hangarin suportahan mo kahit magkaiba kayo ng paniniwala! sayang ang alias mo dahil sa tingin ko wala ka nun!

      • UrHONOR

        HA HA HA….ako na ngayon ang binabayo mo…galing!

        Kung papatulan pa kita sa kakitiran ng utak mo, pagkakamalan na pumapatol ako sa salat sa kaisipan.  

        Sa iyong-iyo na ang bata mong TNL na CRUZ …iyong-iyo na yan sa laban ninyo sa jueteng (tingnan ko kung hanggang saan kayo makakarating ….baka ni hindi kayo umabot ng ng Blumentritt.)

        My statement stays as is and I consider this discussion over and out.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

        kung kakitiran din lang ng utak ang pag-uusapan ay nababagay sa yo yun! bakit kamo, kahit maganda ang hangarin ng tao ay dahil siya ay pari at katoliko ay galit ka na at babatikusin kahit ano pa magandang hangarin ang pag-iingay niya. Ano ba ang gusto mangyari hindi matigil ang jueteng na patuloy na pahirapan pa ang mga kababayan natin pangbili na lang ng bigas ay tinataya pa…..gusto mo ba matigil ang jueteng o hindi? yun lang! wala ka sa korte at walang karapatan mag dikta na tapos na ang discussion!

      • BeMe_2

        baka kubrador ka ng jueteng TNL na kalikasanipagtanggol! ikahiya ka sana ng nanay mo!

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

        eh isa ka pala bopol! tignan mo ang post ko o sagot kay UrHONOR kung pabor ako sa jueteng? idilat mo ang mata mo mabuti at basahin ang post ko maigi! PABOR ako sa ginagawa ni cruz at itong si UrHONOR ay binabatikos si cruz hindi dahil sa advocacy niya na itigil ang jueteng kung hindi siya ay isang pari at katoliko! ano kubrador ang sinasabi mo diyan?

      • UrHONOR

        HUWAG mo na lang pansinin yang engot na yan na hindi marunng umintindi ng binabasa nya.  KUNG ano-anong kalechesan ang pinagsasabi tungkol sa iniisip nya, tapos ikakarga sa iba!  At tingnan mo kung makagamit ng Ad Hominem ad libitum….hindi na nasiyahan sa kapurulan ng utak, pati iba dinadamay sa kaengotan nya.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         simpleng simple lang naman ang sinabi mo di ba o baka gusto mo pa ulitin ko sa yo…. “ANO ba talaga ang papel nitong si Cruz sa jueteng bukod sa pagiging reklamador?” O ayan intro pa lang yan at hindi pa lahat! hindi ba simpleng simple? huwag mo na gamitin ang alias na may honor dahil hindi naman bagay sa yo…..parang may pinag-aralan ka pero parang lang yun dahil ang ugali mo daig pa ang hindi…….hindi kita titigilan hanggat may mga taong katulad mo na panig sa mga walanghiya gumagawa ng kawalanghiyaan sa kapuwa. Nakuha mo?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMETJPLQYHRUZTKIADETEYTGXE Mario

        I think you need a professional help to remedy your low self-steem,you resort on profanity and vulgarity which has no place in a civilised society.
        Be more objective and not subjective in your comments. 

      • UrHONOR

        THINK AGAIN because YOU do not know how to the first time.  PROFANITY?  VULGARITY?  Saan…saan mo nabasa kundi sa utak mong tulad ng pinagtatanggol mo?  CIVILIZED society?  You don’t even know hwo to be CIVIL, you smoking piece of s**t. GO get refund from whoever taught you in school, if ever you were in one.  PSHAW!!!

  • mabyrik


    The above phrase is an old alibi by corrupt politicians everytime they are in hot spots. GMA used this. Mikey, Mike, Erap, used this alibi. 

    And when these criminals used this alibi, there is a 99.99% chance that they are lying and are guilty of charges. Ombudsman-Please indict this governor with plunder or corruption or graft and throw him in the darkest cell available. The political color and situation is now different and this this now the time to clean up. Use this politician as a guinea pig in your drive to clean the government.   Please Ombudsman- DO IT ASAP!!!

    • Anqui

      Atong Ang has been a consistent Actor when someone is exposed of Illegal Gambling.  When will this guy see the inside of a Jail in the Philippines or be gone for good.  If the Plunder case on Espino Prospers, I like to see that all properties under his name and  close relatives be confiscated.  Relatives nay contest properties using Income Taxes from 2001.

  • filipinaskoh

    Although I don’t like Bishop Oscar Cruz because of his being faultfinder, his endless grievances over petty and trivial matters but when it comes to his dedication and commitment to eradicate Jueteng I really applaud him. After all his loud mouth finds a very useful way to help our country on its perennial problem regarding jueteng.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    “I think he is not in control, but he’s the one being controlled,” Cruz said

    This sum up everything why jueteng still operatates nationwide regardless of who is the president!

  • Anqui

    How does the P825,000 per month  given to PNP Camp Crame divided?  It would be interesting to see names of Generals stationed there.

  • us_sixtycents

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    A serious wheelchair for a serious case! Bring yourself in and your friends for this One Time 2 Day Sale!

  • batangsulpok

    Di ba si General Purisima ay dating Police Director sa Pangasinan kaya walang mangyayari dahil siguradong tumanggap din yan ng jueteng money?

  • bongarroyo

    nagka onsehan lang iyan sa partehan kaya pumiyok si mayor…..ang susunod na magpapasabog ng balita tungkol sa jueteng ay isa namang sakristan at si cruz naman ang isasabit…lol

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRZR3QB4FIUC46DORT5ALT62IA Roger

      brod wag ka magbitaw ng salita  kung wala ka direct knowledge sa jueting sa pangasinan. damaging yang pagsasangkot mo kay cruz at alam ko naman na walang katotohanan.

  • farmerpo

    Kumita na ang script na to. Ang Atong na naman ang kasama. Election time is whistle blowing time lalo na kung nagkaka banggahan ang gusto ng magkakaibigan. Daming pera kasi, e di na lang i TAX ang jueteng. Any tax approximating what goes to the pockets of ‘invisible partners’ is a plus to the coffers of the government. ‘Invisible partners’ are those who earn without investing or in a more sincere term, protectors. One has to be in government with a good position to be a protector. Protectors goes all the way up to the President’s Office, e.g. Erap. Erap was busted but not the network. So, how to bust the network when figures are in the BILLIONS? Money, big money (+power) corrupts. Jueteng lords have the best security money can buy, they have the best justice(s) money can buy, they have the best positions that money can buy so the question of ‘busting’ jueteng is an arrow to the moon, really. Jueteng is woven to the very fabric of our national psyche. 16 20 ang kagabi, taya na.

  • Ramil Abalon

    c cruz puro lang dada yan..bilang obispo ng pangasinan noon sabihin din kuing sino sino sino pa ang mga yun..

    • Philantos

      buti pa nga may nagbubunyag at nakakatulong ,ikaw meron ka bang maipakitang tulong sa komunidad,kundi puro ngawa at reklamo.

      • Ramil Abalon

        Baka nagkamali…maaring ikaw ang wala ako meron…baka hindi mo naisip…pareho kayo ni bishop cruz puro dada

  • eirons1043

    Now that witnesses against bigtime jueteng operators like Gov. Espino and Atong Ang had surfaced and risk their lives, let’s see if the judicial part will go the “speed” of the Ampatuan and Ruby Barrameda Trial.  Also we will see if the main characters/suspects will “disappear”, hospitalized or go abroad. But first we must see how long or how many months/years the investigation part will last before it reaches the court.

  • Melanio Calayeg

    This kind of investigation have been going on for most of the previous Administrations…They are only changing guards on this illegal activities. Somebody was not given a fair share that’s why the whistle blower spilled it out…..

    • batangpaslit

      ah….si Sarhento, di nabigay ang kaukulang parti, eh? no wonder, whistle blower sia.
      hero pa, di pa makasuhan
      hehehe…

  • tolits63

    Sa mpisa lang yan,,,makakalimutan din yan,,

  • ddano

    May madadagdag na naman sa mga wanted, pustahan sasama kila Palparan, Reyeses, at Ecleo itong si Espino.

    • Anqui

      He may have deposited enough money to support him for a long time abroad by now.

      • ddano

        So ang kailangan eh  Hold-Departure Order galing sa DOJ. Aling Leila, action agad please.

  • agaylaya

    “Their group collected up to P12 million a day”.  This was in 2001 in Pangasinan alone! Jueteng is HUGE. 

    Whoever controls Jueteng, controls local politics, i.e. governors, congressmen, mayors, barangay captains, and the police of course. 

    Because of the current expose and prosecution of  Espino, jueteng effectively stopped. This goes to show that jueteng can indeed be stopped if only the leadership has the political will to do so. But this is only Phase I. This will allow the leadership to start afresh. Negotiations for the reopening of Jueteng operations is Phase II. This will happen before elections when the jueteng “franchises” will be redistributed all over the country under new “guidelines” i.e sino ang tatangap, when, where, how much.  Yung “franchise fee” which runs in the milliions will constitute the bulk of campaign funds for the coming local election. Phase II  will only start IF and WHEN the President or his “authorized” representative says so. This system was first integrated nationally during Erap’s time then perfected during GMAs time. If jueteng reopens during or after elections, either PNoy is controlling it or PNoy is controlled. Either way, the matuwid na daan is kaput.            

    • ApoLapullapu

      Jueteng has not sopped.  It has only paused before it will resume when things cool down. Looking at the motives of the whistle-blowers, even if Espino is jailed for a lifetime, Jueteng will resume under another Big Boss;.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    why is a convicted felon like atong ang going around entering into contracts with govt entities? even if gov espina is dismissed by the ombudsman, the Court of appeals, considering the money involved, will just overturn it. The judiciary is graft ridden, it plays favorably to the rich , ultra rich and ultra corrupt.

    • doncleo

       Tama ka. Yang Court of Appeals at NAPA-CORRUPT..!!!! Bakit hindi pa pagpapatayin ang mga justices dyan?

  • pilosopo4

    Jueteng is the underground version of the PCSO, but they are the Philippines Corruption Service Office…they have more funds than the government’s PCSO.

    • batangpaslit

      ayos ah….ganda ng acronym mo Bok. you’re a genius

  • Mattino2011

    Pa pogi na naman ba ito? What happened to thetestimonies of Sandra cam et al? Has some politicians been charged and convicted ? Parang ritual lang ata ito before election campaign for a booster?

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha…sawang-sawa ka na ba, Red?

  • joerizal

    It’s not gambling or jueteng that’s bad. Ang problema ay yung payola. Mga taga-gubyerno na pinagkatiwalaan ng tao, sila pa yung mga nangungurakot. Dapat putulin ang agos ng pera ng jueteng papunta sa bulsa ng mga walanghiyang ito at i-direkta sa kaban ng bayan. Hindi na matatanggal sa dugo at buto ng tao ang jueteng pero puwede itong i-legalize at i-regulate. Pero dapat tawagin itong Jueteng at hindi sa ibang pangalan.

    • batangpaslit

      Ang mayaman, may casino…maka pasyal sa Macau para maka paglaro
      Kung ma legalize ang Jueteng, ‘di wala nang makobra si tsip, si mayor, si commander, si congressman, si governor, at sino pa
      hehehe…

  • Boypickup555

    Jueteng will not end coz the people continue to gamble mostly the poor who  take a chance to win
    some few bucks for their small amount of money.  For the capitalista they become greedy of profit of illegal gambling …..

    • batangpaslit

      tumpak…

  • boybakal

    Is that amount really real almost one billion from Jueteng.
    As far as I know, barya barya lang yan jueteng, poorest of the poor pa ang tumataya.
    Tapos sa Governor, one Billion na.
    Papaano na sa provincial commander, town mayors, police chief etc etc. Billion din.
    May natitira pa kaya sa mga Jueteng Operators.

    In short, during those years, Trillion ang kinita ng jueteng mula sa mahihirap.
    Kung ganyan naman kalaki, it means to say parang Pagcor na rin ang Kita.
    At wala nang mahirap sa Pinas….lahat milyonaryo.

    It is all Exaggeration, exaggerated amount.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

      Mahina talaga kukote mo, bakalboy.!!! Yong kapitbahay ko nga halos walang makain pero mayroon siyang pambili ng sigarilyo, alak, pantong-it, at PANTAYA SA JUEGTENG…!!!  Pinaka mababang taya sa jueteng ay limang piso..!!! Ayaw tumanggap ng kubrador ng piso o dalawang piso dahil wala na raw mabili yon..! Ang bola ng jueteng ay dalawang beses isang araw..!!! Isang milyong mahihirap na tataya ng limang piso ay di LIMANG MILYONG PISO RIN, SAMPUNG MILYON ISANG ARAW…!!!! KUHA MO..????  Ang biyenan ko nga eh  (sumalangit nawa siya) isang daang piso ang taya kada bola..!!!!! O ano…?  Exaggerated…? OGAG..!!!!

      • batangpaslit

        Jimmy, parang binawi mo na rin ang paliwanag mo kay Boy…siempre, baka utak nia hindi masyadong nimble. matigas eh
        hahaha…

    • agaylaya

      Nope,  it is not exaggerated. The average taya nowadays is Php 20.00. In a  municipality with 50,000 adult population, assume 10% tumataya at any given bola. There are three bolas a day. There are 365 days. Gross receipts for one year is Php 109.5 million. Isang bayan palang yan. In Pangasinan there are 44 municipalities and 4 cities. Assume Jueteng in 25 big municipalities and 4 cities or 39 jueteng areas or Php 4.27 billion in one year. Sa Pangasinan pa lang yan. Conservative estimate pa yan. 

      This money drains the local economy dahil a big portion (75%) ay inilalabas ng mga Jueteng lords. It is also the root cause of corruption among local politicians and the police.

      Why do poor people make taya? Because it is there and it provides cheap daily thrill and a little hope of making it. The cost to society is not cheap, however. 

      • batangpaslit

        Salamat, Bro, for the elaboration..

    • ever green

      hahahha…what a simpleton……

      • batangpaslit

        tulungan na lang Bro sa pag paliwanag…hirap ang tao eh….hehehe

    • batangpaslit

      Boy….di mo kayang bilangin ang billion sa loob ng higit na sampung taon?
      Ilang million ba meron ang one billion?
      Di, kung ano quotient mo, divide mo rin per year, divide mo ulit kung ilang buwan ang isang taon, di, may idea ka na kung magkano ang kabi bawa’t buan.
      Paano kumita mga mayor, bawa’t bayan, is lang naman ang Mayor, diba?
      Merong assigned na amount na rin yan.
      Siempre ang governmor, sakop nia ang lahat na munisipyo kaya malaki ang nalikom nia.
      Naka volume sia eh.
      Taka ka kung paano kumita ang Jueten lord?
      Ilan ba ang population ng Pangasinan? Ipalagay mo lang kalahating million araw-araw ang pumupusta sa tig pis-piso lang? Magkano na yon?
      Eh, ilang araw sa isang buwan? Multimply mo.
      Maigi sana kung piso lang ang pusta. Eh, kung may tig PhP100.00
      Ang panalo naman ay dinaya din eh.
      Kunwari, 1 MILLION ang pabuya, sasabihin lang naman ng operator, eh, Boy, sampu kayo ang tumaya sa number na yan eh…..so, ikapu lang makuha mo.
      Di ang PhP900,000.00 nabulsya na nang Opertor.
      Hindi yan exageration….kausapin mo si Pineda ng Pampangga.

  • Rap88

    Everytime may magpapalit na high leadership sa police, nakakalampag ang mga jueteng operators, hmnn, nagpapakilala?

    • batangpaslit

      Tsip….may alam ka ah….hehehe
      Ang ipinagtaka ko lang, bakit nag ibong pipit si Sarhento kontra kay Colonel? Nagka dengoyan ba sa partihan?
      Kuento naman….hindi ako tismoso, pero, mahilig makinig ng mga bulong-bulongan
      Chuckles…

  • padrefaura

    how be a criminal and later become a hero without going to jail. 
    first, be in cahoots with other criminals by enriching yourself. 
    then, be a whistleblower. whistleblowers are immune from suit and that nobody will care if you enriched yourself as a criminal. 

    ayos bang raket ito?

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha…paunahan lang kung sino ang mag sumbong

  • regd

    Kung ako ang masusunod, bibitayin ko itong espino at orduna gamit ang panyolito! Away ito ng dalawang kurakot. Mga bwisit na walanghiya!

  • XG1972

    Mr.  Cruz, nagseselos ka lang dahil gusto mo ikaw may control sa Malacanang.

  • julieboy

    This has been happening for so long but nothing really happens..Of course DENY to the bone is the best defense.I just hope Mar Roxas goes all the way and have all the others shivering that the Government will go after them sooner or later.Jueteng cannot operate without the local officials and the PNP protecting the whole operation.Due process,due process of course but watch baka makalusot nanaman ito. 

  • ben311

    sige lang mag bulaglagan lang kayong lahat ganyang ang buhay sa pinas

  • ben311

    mar roxas wala rin backbone yan

  • ben311

    muro muro na naman yan

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

    PRESIDENT  NOYNOY,  SUPORTADO  KA  NAMIN,  BANATAN  NA  NATIN  YANG  MGA  DEMONYONG  YAN !  I  SUGGEST  YOU  APPOINT  NOW  SENATOR  PING  LACSON AS  ANTI-CORRUPTION  CZAR  NA  LALABAN  SA  ILLEGAL  GAMBLING  KASAMA  NA  YANG  JUETENG !!  INAANTOK  LANG  PO  SI  IDOL  SENATOR  PING  DYAN  SA  SENATE, WALANG MASYADONG AKSYON ! ! MAS  GAGANAHANG   MAGTRABAHO  SI  SENATOR  PING  SA  EXECUTIVE  NA  LALABAN  SA   MGA  JUETENG  DEMONS   AT  PATI  NA  DRUG  DEALERS !!

  • billy31

    as the BAGMAN, magkano na kaya ang kinita nya….at ngayon exempted pa sa prosecution.

    Dapat e-declare nya rin yan at ibalik sa gobyerno…hahahahaha a BIG JOKE yan!

    • Facilitator1

      Kabayan, may kasabihan, “it takes a THIEF to catch a THIEF”. Kung makukulong rin ang WHISTLE BLOWER na kasabwat/kawatan rin–common sense, hindi sya tetestigo laban kanino man dahil damay sya. Walang pinagkaiba sa ginawa ng pamahalaan (Senate, Kamara, atbp…) kay Gov C. Singson (whistle blower) laban kay ERAP. This strategy is the only way you can catch a BIG FISH per se unless the BIG FISH self-confessed or admitted his/her illegal activities—which is highly doubtful…PEACE

  • brunogiordano

    “We are determined to pursue this case to its logical end . . . and [it] should serve as a warning to syndicates and coddlers of illegal gambling operations to stop or be stopped,” Lacierda said.

    ‘Yan ang talagang inaasahan ng buong bayan at sana ‘wag matulad sa mga nakaraan kaso ni bishop Cruz .

    Mas magaling matapos iyan tulad ng kay ERAP. At ikulong ‘yan sa bilbid.

    Pag walang nangyari diyan, ROXAS kalimutan mo na 2016 presidential election.

    • pulis

       Sir, hwag sa Munti ikulong kasi buhay hari ang mga iyan doon..Dapat sa isang isla napinaikutan ng mga buwaya para pag nagutom ang mga buwaya, sila ang pulotanin..Hwag rin sa Congress kahit maraming buwaya doon…Whaaaa!!

  • ever green

    Si ATONG ANG na naman???!!!!!  WTF….

    • tilamsik

      para tuloy pina deport sya dito para makalaya lang e … magkano kaya binayad nya noon

  • johndcross1

    Lintik kung talagang tutuo ito dapat bitayin itong gobernador Espino na ito!  Isama pati yang walang kadala-dala na Atong Ang na yan at yung mga pulis. Mr. Roxas you are the head of PNP dismiss all those scalawags from the ranks!  No whitewash!  If you succeed on this, you are fit to be the next President of this Republic.  Mark my words.

  • kabayandinako

    Another PMA graduate who learned the value of “INTEGRITY” to enrich himself. Espino sana tuldukan ka na at ibang mga bugoy, magan at matatakaw na ka-Mistah mo. Kayo ang nagpapasama ng pangalan ng PMA.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZKCGLVFAGUVX7NIUY4E5PIPRKQ Gene

    Go Roxas, jail these SOBs, then you can be our president. Lead the country with utmost honesty.

    • tilamsik

      si mar magiging president?… para mo na ding ginawang president si bongbong lols

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZKCGLVFAGUVX7NIUY4E5PIPRKQ Gene

         Bakit?  Ano kuneksyon ni Mar kay Bongbong?  Di ko magets.

  • brunogiordano

    Sampahan na agad ng kasong plunder si ESPINO bago mag pasko ng makulong ng wala bail.

    RH law plus ESPINO kulong ay best Christmas gift at Bonus para sa mga PILIPINO.

    Maaalala ng mga tao kung paano si ERAP na ay nakasuha at na-convict ng plunder. Ng Sa kanoon hindi na maboto sa 2016 election.

  • billy31

    deal with this correctly and you will be called President Mar Roxas. If not, pls retire from politics!

  • neilabarca

    Consistent talaga itong si Bishop Cruz.. sa kanyang krusada para sa Moralidad at KONTRA sa katiwalian at  GAMBLING LORD.  Kung maisusustina at mapapatunayan, TIGBAK na si Gov Espina at hindi na malamang UMABOT pa ito sa May 2013 election.. 

    AASAHAN MAGKA-COUNTER ATTACK si Gov Espina at kakasuhan din ng KATIWALIAN ang mahigpit na katunggaling kalaban sa Gobernatorial position. Ganyan ang politika at kapangyarihan sa Pilipinas, DURUGAN….

    Ang sigurado lang, ang dapat sanang manaig sa ating politika ay ang ” KATOTOHANAN, ACCOUNTABILITY at TRANSPARENCY tungo sa GOOD and DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE. Hanggang sa kasalukuyan,  talamak pa rin sa buong kapuluan ang WETENG at kailangan ng mga pulitiko ang WETENG upang masustina ang kanyang kapangyarihan pampulitika..

    Kailangan ni Gov Espino at iba pang politiko ang malaking pondo upang magamit sa kanyang MAKINARYA para masuguro ang panalo sa 2013 election..
    Ang pinakamagandang dapat gawin ni Espino.. magGRACEFUL EXIT at magRESIGN … PERO GAGAWIN NIYA KAYA ITO?  walang ganung politiko… IMPOSIBLE…

    • tilamsik

      sa atin naman di na uso ang “good moral character” para kumandidato e…

  • brunogiordano

    “Cruz said he had grown tired of challenging Mr. Aquino to put an end to jueteng. “I think he is not in control, but he’s the one being controlled,” Cruz said.

    Hindi katakataka na ang susunod na excena ay mga misa at prayer rallies ng mga OBISPO ng CBCP kasama ang mga anti-RH para kay ESPINO.

    Sa dami ng pera niya kaya niyang bumili ng INDULGENCIA na binibenta ng mg OBISPO.

  • tuldok

    Why Atong Ang is  not in jail and still able to to make money on illegal gambling is beyond me.

    • tilamsik

      Pera pera lang yan kapatid.. kita mo sa US nakulong yan.. dito sa pinas siga pa.. hahaha marami sa mga bigtime criminals sa atin sa ibang bansa lang nakukulong.. hindi sa pinas… remember singson?  kasi hindi nabibili ang mga alagad ng batas sa HK at US.. di gaya satin… justice is… PERA PERA LANG kadalasan.

  • pulis

    Dapat ang pangalan ng Pinas ay Republic of Jueteng…

  • brunogiordano

    Hanggang hindi nakakasasuhan ng plunder at na ikulong ng wala bail si ESPINO, kailangan bantay sarado na ng hindi maka-ESCAPO tulad ng mga criminal suspects.

  • denzel_alfonso

    THIS IS YOUR BIGGEST CHANCE SEC. MAR ROXAS! JAIL THEM ALL NOW AND YOU’LL BE THE MAN IF YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING!!!

  • denzel_alfonso

    Isama nyo narin sec.Roxas ang Pampanga!

  • tilamsik

    Does Mar have balls?  We will see. If he wont show any, mag gantsilyo na lang sya.

  • Amaromdo Agyattan

    talamak talaga ang hweteng sa pangasinan. i visited a friend near dagupan city and his mom is into hweteng kahit ayaw ng anak nya na mag-hweteng ang nanay nya. hulihin sila lahat at haloghugin ang buong pangasinan kahit sa pinaksulok an baryo.

  • Crysis_III

    Yes, if ROXAS can clean the room, he will be tasked to rein the government by 2016.. Hopefully he has the will…

  • tilamsik

    Parang Pinoy movie… kinalaban si Gov… may mamamatay… bodyguards ni gov ang gagawa o kaya pulis… may magtatanggol sa namatay…idedemanda si gov.. makalipas ang ilang taon wala syang sala for “lack of ibidins”… iiyak si gov.. magsisimba… “thank God the truth finally came out” sabi nya iboboto ulit sya ng mga taong tanga.. 

  • Albert Einstien

    if ATONG ANG become a state witness…many BIG names will go to JAIL?

  • basyong

    bakit pangasinan lang ang mga katabing probinsiya wala bang whistle blower para naman maikulong ang mga gobernador na talamak sa kabubulsa ng perang illegal.pampanga at nueva ecija siguradong mas malakas ang jueteng sa dalawang lugar na eto.wala bang mga obispo diyan na kayang gawin ang ginawa ni archbishop cruz.hello!!!!!! gobernor jueteng ng pampamga lillia pineda at gobernor jueteng ng nueva ecija aurelio umali kayo na ang susunod.!!!!!!!!!

  • batangpaslit

    Pang poster card ang candid shot ni Sarhento ah. Si Gov naman relax lang at pangi-ngiti pa.
    Baka pag dating sa Korte, sasabihin ni Gov, tama si Sarhento ang taga kulekta, pero, sa kanya lang ‘yon napunta lahat
    hehehe…

  • batangpaslit

    tumpak. nationwide campaign na. hindi selective.

  • pipsirho

    P900 MILLION!!! P900 MILLION!!! P900 MILLION!!! P900 MILLION!!! For a RETIRED OFFICER who became CONGRESSMAN and GOVERNOR, WOW!!!

  • tilamsik

    Chance din ito ng NPA para ipakita na may social relevance pa sila.  Yang mga salot sa lipunan na yan ang tirahin nyo hindi yung mga nagsisikap mabuhay ng maayos para kahit paano sulit naman ang mga kinokotong nyo

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

       depende daw kung magkano bayad

    • mg_harrier

      If NPA walks the talk,dapat marami ng salot sa bayan na politicians ang pinatay nila but the thing is they hurl their hatred towards businessmen such as downing cell sites of communications network companies and heavy equipments of construction companies just to sow terror.
      if i have to challenge the NPA one is for them to get rid of all dirty politicians,from barranggay level upto national level as well as bad rotten eggs among police/military officers..

  • kimo211

    PMA  gradutes ba  si  Espino??????

    • batangsulpok

      PMAer yan si Espino na anak ng dating Chief of Staff ng AFP noong martial law kaya kurakot din dahil ang Tatay niya ang unang Heneral na nakapagpagawa ng bahay sa Forbes Park na milyonaryo lang ang nakatira.

    • geminimind

      graduate of juetengness

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

    ???

  • http://rltjs.wordpress.com/ Rod

    This looks like a  potion of truths, half truths and malicious attack all-in-one. And it spoils quest for truth.

    If an illegal gambler hands P10,000.00 weekly to a district police officer, that police officer shares it with people around him, maybe getting the lion share of it for himself. And he will tell you he gives [don't believe him] it all to a provincial officer, on and on.

    Assuming the allegation that the governor receives illegal gambling money, that he got 900M is no doubt a lie. Bloated. Untrue. Half truths are good as lies… a weak argument in court.

    • $37644997

      Conspiracy in full force.conspirator,co-conspirator,operator,kubrador,ganador,door to door.

    • Cano Manuel

      I agree. What’s even dubious to me is that it’s election season again. Why only now?

  • lufthansa49

    Isunod na mga jueteng operators sa Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, Manila, Laguna

  • http://rltjs.wordpress.com/ Rod

    The governor can challenge everyone to a lie detector test and I am sure he can look everyone in the eyes and categorically say that  he did not receive P900 millions  from illegal gamblers. And I am sure his polygraph test will confirm he is telling the truth as far as that.

    • Facilitator1

      Lie detector test is not fool-proof. With the right training, motivation, and determination the machine can be cheated by the accused (or the test subject). In fact, lie-detector test is not acceptable in US Courts.

  • GlenMJacob

    This is GREAT NEWS !. go forward Philippines !. go freeze the money and properties and after doing life style check and conviction sequester them. Let the corrupt know that they will not benefit from the corrupted money. Jail them for life. NO PARDON !.

    • Facilitator1

      It’s easier said than done, Amigo. Remember ex-CJ Corona’s Dollar Account. IMHO: Gov Espino can do a “Corona” by exchanging his Philippine Currency millions into Foreign Currency. And the only way to circumvent PHIL Banking Law is question it’s constitutionality in the Supreme Court (SC). Knowing how slow the SC in adjudicating cases it will be a COLD DAY in HELL before they’ll make a decision. Ergo, Espino is home-free and laughing all the way to the bank (pardon the pun)…PEACE

  • Cano Manuel

    Why only now? I hope election has nothing to do with this.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XLAYGSIXK2ZYTYWAONHLW6ZKW4 Frank

      Elections or no elections, jueteng should be stopped because this is a tong system for the PNP, public officials, and media men!

      • Cano Manuel

        What’s make it wrong is because Jueteng has been there for many years now, and they only took a bold step to “whistle-blow” just this season. Why only this season? Why not years ago?

        There will be no progress if the crook is replaced by yet another crook. Election of not election, I hope that the reason they do it is not hypocritical. 

  • dteren

    my goodness if they are serious about cacthing big fish chavit singson and pinedas of pampanga are an open secret in jueteng why…di nila madakip dakip…

    • Facilitator1

      Walang testigo “brave enough to tell ALL”. Si Chavit kaya kumanta lang kasi nagalit kay ERAP sa partihan at nababawasan ang mala-kapit tuko nya dahil kay Atong Ang.

      So, we need to encourage (whatever it takes) all plausible WHISTLE BLOWERS to testify against all gambling lords and corrupt politicians…But, don’t your breath, Kabayan!!! PEACE

  • iping2sison

    Maermen tan nababaingan kamin Pangasinense ta say gobernador tan mayores mi et sicara manaya so sengeg  na weteng ed Pangasinan.  Saray mayores ed sicara met so imbestigahan ta akinabang tan nan-awat iray kwarta (suhol) ed weteng operators.

    • mg_harrier

      abayag lan panaon ya antay kabaleyan ya number one protector na jueteng et mayor tan gobernador kaiba laray butyog ya pupulis.ogaw ak ni wala lay jueteng.medyo mairap ya patundaen tan so jweteng ta ultimo pulis tan mayor san aray baranggay officials et walay betang da..best thing to do is to make it legal so that all income will go to national treasury and not to those greedy and useless politicians..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XLAYGSIXK2ZYTYWAONHLW6ZKW4 Frank

    Buhay pa ba itong si Atong Ang to continuously propagate gambling everywhere in the Philippines? Wala bang sawa ang sakim na intsik na ito?

    Ang talagang may hawak ng jueteng ay ang PNP. Oras na para buwagin ang jueteng! Kung walang jueteng wala yang si Erap, si  Jojo Binay, si Peping Cojuangco . . . . ang UNA ay headquarters ng jueteng!

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

    As usual, rich and powerful accused like Espino files counter-lawsuit.  You have money, you have the best lawyers…and you can delay the case and even have it dismissed.

  • JK1000

    When Espino was still the  Chief of Angeles Metrodiscom Command in Pampanga, he was also involved in many controversies. One of them according to my friend from that province told me a story that will shock everyone, Remember the bold star Lampel Cojuangco ? She went to one of Angeles City night club to do a show, Espino ordered his man to arrest her while doing her show inside the club and bring her to his office. Some of the cops claimed that the poor Lampel Cojuangco was allegedly raped by Espino while she was in his custody, Lampel Cojuangco’s manager at that time is Boy Abunda.
    Bong Pineda once asked for the sacking of then Angeles City Police Chief George Gaddi,after the latter raided JUETENG operations in that city. Chief Gaddi is feared by criminals and NPA’s in Angeles according to my friend. He formed now the defunct SRU unit ,a well trained specialized police force in Angeles during the late 80′s that handles criminals and local insurgents. During his time as the Chief of Angeles Police Force, Nepomucueno was the mayor of that city. The mayor appointed Gaddi during the late 90′s because of his good reputations , just imagine even the mayor of that city couldn’t do anything in stopping Bong Pineda’s influence for asking Gaddi’s removal from his post.

  • duviz7533

    mas matibay pa pala si atong ang kaysa mga PMAyers.kinakaso sila si atong ang hindi

  • neilabarca

    Nasa lokal na politika ang ikatatatag ng matinong gubyerno (LGUs) at kaularan.. malapit sila sa bituka ng mamamayan sa grassroot at mga komunidad.  

    Kung hindi makapgpapatupad ng matinding patakaran sa “good governance” sa lokal na gubyerno,  hindi maisusustini ang 6 – 8 % GDP growth rate at kakainin lamang ito ng mga politikong KURAKOT,   mapag-iiwanan na talaga sa kaunlaran ang Pilipinas ng kanyang mga kalapit bansa sa ASEAN….Nagkataon lang na NPC ang partido ni Gov Espino,  Dapat maging parehas ang batas;  kamag-anak man yan  o   ka-PARTIDO.  

    Ang kamay na bakal laban sa mga politikong tiwali sa lokal ay para sa lahat,  LP man siya o may koneksyon sa Malakanyang.    

    Kung hindi magtatagumpay si Bishop Oscar Cruz sa kanyang krusada sa IMMORALIDAD at weteng lords,  kasunod na mamayagpag sa mga komunidad ang DRUG LORDS, WARLORDS, LOGGING LORDS, PROSTITUTION LORDS at EPAL.

    Para kay Gov Espina,  ang pinakamarangal at kabayanihang  hakbang na dapat niyang gawin ay unahan na niya ang hatol ng bayan,  MAGRESIGN na siya… bibilib pa ang mamamayan sa kanya….

  • nti_boohaya

    News of local politicians running jueteng and the gov lording over it maybe as old as the game itself.  The difference this time around is that one or two of the bagmen who, as they claim, are in the inner circle of the syndicate are spilling the beans and filing a case against their master.  I see this case as a litmus test of the government’s will to strike the very heart of corruption, a measure of duty, honor, integrity and character of those in charge of investigating their own mista mista, and a chance for the judiciary to move a high profile case swiftly but fairly. Kung nakalusot e di tuloy tuloy ang kowrahpshiown sa mga susunod na heherasyon.  In the meantime, I shall enjoy the national circus that is called “Anak ng Jueteng!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    dapat lahat ng kumukubra isama..from gov down to bet takers…..

  • mulanay

    My guess is that the whistleblowers have decided to turn against Espino either to:
    1. boost someone else’s chance to become governor, or
    2. at the behest of someone else whose jueteng operations are being threatened by the entry of Atong Ang. 
    That monster being threatened by Atong could be Chavit Singson. It was the same reason Chavit turned against excon Erap. Whistleblowers Orduña and Alimagno are probably unhappy because they have lost influence with Espino due to the entry of Atong, who has his own favorite lieutenants.
    Whatever, it’s good that these guys have decided to come out. Let them rat on each other.

  • kimo211

    kong  sino  man   ang  mga   hepe  nang  police sa   mga  sumusunod  na   baya,,,,ay  dapat  titikan   nang  mabuti,,,anak  ng  hueteng  po  arawaraw…3    times   a  day  pa  po….infanta,, bugalion,  bautista  ,   sto  tomas,,,  villasis,,,,urdaneta  at  rosales……paki  tingnan  po  rin  kong  sinosino  mga  mayor  ang  mga  retired    PNP….mga   algad  po ba nang kasakukuyan   gobernador…..?????..nagtatanong  lang  po?

  • xrisp

    Even ordinary citizens are aware that jueteng is everywhere. Who do you think are behind its operation? Your guess is as good as mine and that’s the very reason why it will not be eradicated.

  • kimo211

    alcala  po  kasama  rin…..sa   anak  ng  hueteng

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZCAM7I4NK2VZ47UBFICNXJOTJU Herminio

    This is a golden opportunity for Sec. Roxas to show that he is the president the country needs!
     

  • tra6Gpeche

    Mayor Rodrigo Orduña must be commended for having the courage to expose Governor Espino Jr. It is very unusual for a Filipino to report any illegal activity by his superior or by  close friends or by his relatives. This is not in the DNA of any Filipino. Perhaps, if the Governor is found guilty of plunder and sent to prison, the “daang matuwid” of President Benigno Aquino III will be respected and not be doubted anymore!

  • justconcern2020

    bakit ngayun klng,,,,bakilt ngayun kalng……mag iiliksyun na,,,,,,,,,this kind of xposy will mushroom in coming months as a election is nearer the heats in on….and ready to rumble..watch the golden shiny faces of the politikos,,,,,

  • wakats

    POINTS OF CLARIFICATION:

    Leonardo Pullido, lawyer for Orduña and Alimagma, stressed that contrary to what were previously reported in the media, a charge of plunder does not only concern public funds.

    However, in the Estrada v Sandiganbayan (GR 148965, 2/26/02), the Supreme Court defined plunder as “x-x-x-x-x but constitute plunder of an entire nation resulting in material damage to the national economy.”

    Pullido must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the alleged jueteng payoffs resulted to material damage to the national economy.

    Many observers believe that the appropriate charges must be violation of RA 9287 or the anti illegal numbers Act of 2004.  

    • tarikan

      “Tiope”! Alam mo yan wakats di ba? Maghahain ng maling charges para pagdating sa judge or Court of Appeals (mahilig sa technicalities) ibabasura laang. What I can see here is a case deja vu…culprits walking free because of technicalities. 

  • SG0609

    eto mga kilalang jueteng operators na hindi man lang nagagalaw! quezon province- ka luding

    bonggaling, pampanga- bong pineda and lilia pineda, tarlac- bebot roxas and brothers, ilocos-

    chavit singson, isabela- dy family, cagayan downstream- benben deguzman, cagayan-

    tuguegarao-atong ang hanggang sta ana in cahoots with enrile…..imbestigahan lahat ito kung

    totoo kayo pwe…but its a good start.

    • Fred Santos

      Sa laki ng pera sa Jueteng lahat ng mata natatakpan, lahat ng bibig nasasarhan, lahat ng batas nalulusutan. Kaya it’s more Fun in the Philippines para sa mayayaman…..

  • Fulpol

    Jueteng is the “king” of Philippine politics…

  • MonMayuga

    President Aquino was elected for only one term of office. He won on the basis of his campaign promise to eradicate corruption. He does not owe his job to anyone but his bosses, the Filipino people. 

    He should fight corruption and jail the corrupt, political friend or foe alike.

    • UrHONOR

      SPOT on!

  • aldhins

    Malaki ang kinikita sa jueting    pero ang problema wala naman napupunta sa  govt. sa bulsa lang  ng iilan  ang nakikinabang.Mga pinoy kasi mahilig tumaya ng  jueting di nila alam sarili nila naloloko nila ultimo pam-bili ng  bigas tinataya nila  di nila  alam para silang kambing ginagatasan sila ng  baka :)hahah

  • Fulpol

    where will you get your campaign funds? from jueteng…

    Jueteng is the “king” of Philippine politics..

  • tarikan

    Ang sabi ng iba nung pang panahon ng Kastila yang jueteng na yan. Baka sila Magellan pa ang nag-introduce niyan. So almost 500 years na nandiyan pa rin? Hangga’t merung tumataya hindi matitigl yang jueteng. Ipapaputol ko ang kaunting natitira ng haaari ko kung sakaling mali ako.

  • Mattino2011

    ala mangyari diyan..dati hangang imbestigasyon lang…Sinasayang ninyo pera ng bayan…Ala nman nahahatulan…Sandra Cam testimony . ano na ngyari

    • RHumabon

      “Dapat lang na ma sampolan ang mga ito” (corrupt govt. officials, jueteng lords, smuggling lords, carnapping lords, et al). . . .Pres. Benigno Aquino III in his 2012 State of the Nation Address

  • LucianoChing

    ito na yong usap-usapan sa mga bayan ng pangasinan na gigibain nila ang cridibilidad ni espino para may laban si braganza who is an underdog(7-3 ratio)…when pang.was included as one of the hotspots in the country-first in history at that-it was the first salvo …now comes the “waiting” exposse,comes the plunder suit and the next will be the suspension and incarceration of espino at least before the campaign period, only to be released after the elections….Karma abutin d2 ng mga gumagawa ng maniobra para lang manalo sa labanang di patas…If Mar wants all governors to be LP members,this will not happen and he could kiss goodbye to his ambition of becoming president in 2016.after all,there is the so-called sympathy votes which made noynoy the president…sympathy votes for espino might even make him the favorite with an 8-2 ratio…
    It took a long time for the administration to file a plunder case againts Gloria Arroyo despite the overwhelming pieces of evidence,testimonial and documentary,yet it took just a click of the thumb to file one againts espino….D administration always pride itself to be morally upright,but with what is happening now in my province,morally upright becomes a big question mark….

  • Danny Bravo

    luma  na yan !!  paikutan  lang  yan,,,wala  namang  nakakasuhan  diyan,,,tutoo  na  tumatanggap  pati  mga  militar,,,,ano  namang  magagawa  ng  gobyerno,,,imbistiga ?  kahit  bakasyon  ng  isang  araw  ang  nagkamali  walang  parusa,,,,,bakit  binibira  pa  ninyo  iisa  ang kulay  ninyo !

  • Danny Bravo

    pag-marami  ang  nanakaw  tatakbo  sa  america  doon  gagastusin  ang  pera  ayos !!,,,  kaya  ng  may  sorpresang  doomsday  ito  lang  ang  solusyon,  malas  lang  ninyo,walang  makakalusot  dito,,  kahit  sino  ,,,kahit  bata

  • boybakal

    P900 million, almost P1 billion for Espino alone.
    Is this really true?
    An exaggerated amount, like a butete, Bloated amount.
    Where in the world will the poor get the money,as the poor are mostly bettors.

    If 900 million is Espino, how about for mayors, vice mayors, police chiefs, provincial commander, barangays.
    That would be Trillion amount of money the poor are spending.
    Accusations….Too Bad Too be True. In short, the poor are millionaires.

    How could Bishop Cruz the anti Jueteng Czar Priest of Pangasinan was accusing then FGMA and other province politicians,
    Whereas the Jueteng was happening in his backyard.
    Why only now.
    Did he turn blind eye on his province or received a pangkape.
    Enough of Jueteng, you sons of jueteng.

  • etomacq

    Ano ba mga ebidensya??? Notebook na may pangalan ng mga politiko at opisyal ng gobyerno? Puro na lang black propaganda… Palibhasa malapit na election. Sino ba manok ng LP sa pagka gobernador ng Pangasinan??? Swerte mo brod!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      kung gusto mong mawala ang tinik sa yong landas i whistle blower mo lang. Pati mga kapulisan pinapalitan bakit? Para tao nila ang nariyan sa eleksyon? hay nakooo! Puro bintangan turuan at whistle bloweran.

  • joerizal

    Yan ang mga mukha ng kurakot.  Sila-sila ang nagtuturuan habang ang mga mamamayan ay namamatay sa gutom at sakuna. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M2LVWLUIOQMWD7DEU2UILTBV6I Carlisle

    Walang kwenta! Dahil lang sa magkalaban mga anak nila biglang Mayor sa Bugallon nagsisiraan na sila..At isa pa 900M ganun ba talaga kalaki kinikita sa jueteng? Parang lahat nang residente ng Pangasinan dapat tumataya sa sanggol hanggang sa mga uber na sa tanda at lahat dapat tumataya as in LAHAT para maabot ganyang kalaking pera na pang suhol sa mga opisyal…Sa dami ba naman nang susuhulan di kapani-paniwala tong balitang to! Talagang gagawin nila lahat manalo mga kapartido at mga manok nila lamang lang silang mga nasa matataas na posisyon at mas may kapangyarihan…Hays! Pilipinas at mga Pilipino kaya kelan magbabago….

    • DENAL

      hindi kelangan lahat tumaya, remember hindi 1 piso lang ang isang taya, isang tao maaring tumaya ng 20 pesos at sa isang araw 2 ang bola etc.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

        wala ng tumataya ng piso ngayon! sabihin mo na bente isang taya ng isang tao sa isang bola….ilang bola bawat araw at ilang tao ang tumataya sa isang distrito! ilang distrito meron ang pangasinan? hindi pagtiyagaan ng mga ito ang isang bagay kung hindi sila kumikita ng malaki at ilagay ang pangalan sa alanganin!

      • MATONeeta

        ganyan na ba ang pagpapatakbo ninyo ng jueteng ngayon?  kasi noon piso-piso lang.  magkano naman ang commission na kinikita mo sa pangongolekta?  talagang tiyaga ang kailangan sa pagkubra.  ingat ka lang ngayon mainit ka sa mata ng pulis.

  • boybakal

    Mahirap mag akusa ng salita.
    If there’s really jueteng money, ilabas ang banko ni Espino. Tapos ilabas din ang banko ng jueteng lord.
    Ilalabas lang lastillas tapos taya taya pa barya.
    P900 million…this is a lot of money.

  • JK1000

    Filipino kapal mukha,wala hiya sa sarili. Sabi Instik, ” Kapag ang tao wala hiya sa sarili,siya lagi dala malas. Kapag tao buking na sa dami kasalanan,siya dapat suko na”  Pero kapag filipino nakaw sa bayan niya, siya di suko dahil wala siya hiya.

  • UrHONOR

    DAMI-DAMING reklamador, wala namang nangyayari….nasasayang lang ang panahon sa pagtugis ng mga palos.  Maraming kasabwat at kasangkot sa TNL na Jueteng na yan na noon pa ay gusto ng iligpit ng mga maykapanyarihan, pero ang nangyayari, lalong dumadami ang nasasangkot at nakikipagsabwatan.  Bata’t pera na ang pinag-usapan, ke opisyal ng pamahalaan o miron ng Jeurteng Lord, ang mananaig ay ang ganid.  

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Ikaw kasi kaya hindi ka makapag reklamo ay dahil may nakasupalpal na german sausage sa bibig mo, o baka italian, chorizo de bilbao, mini sausage…huwag mo isubo lahat sa bibig magtira ka dun sa ibang pasukan para kumpleto ang kaligayahan mo!

      • MATONeeta

        ang halay naman ng sinasbi mo.  bakala ka ba at puro kabaklaan yang sinabi mo. ang dumi ng bunganga mo.

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    It will be interesting to see the result of the claim and the action of the Sandigang Bayan and if decision is made let us see its enforcement.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMHVDVTUJLDAUXWW64MML5HB4M Rico

    sana mapakulong kasama ang mga provincial board members na kasangkot at nakikinabang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMHVDVTUJLDAUXWW64MML5HB4M Rico

    ITONG JUETENG NA ITO NA DEMANDA ANG TATLONG MEDIA SA PANGASINAN PAGAKATAPOS I EXPOSED NI MORTZ ORTIGOZA NG NORTHERN WATCH NEWSPAPER NA HALOS LAHAT NG MEMBERS OF THE  PROVINCIAL BOARD AY TUMATANGGAP NG P45 THOUSAND PESOS A MONTH SA JUETENG.  ANG KASALANAN NI ORTIGOZA, YOLLY SOTELO, AT BRANDO CORTEZ AY NI QOUTE LAMANG NILA SI BOARD MEMBER “DANNY UY” NA NAG SABI NA MGA KASAMA NIYA SA BOARD AY TUMATANGGAP. SI BOARD MEMBER “ALFONSO BINCE” ANG NAG DEMANDA SA KANILA.  DAPAT PA IMBESTIGAHAN DIN NI SEC. MAR ROXAS ANG BOARD.

    • baragiones

      hehehe ung nagtatangol na media kay spine 99 percent may payola say mo??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMHVDVTUJLDAUXWW64MML5HB4M Rico

    PANGASINAN PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER “ALFONSO BINCE”, NGAYON PATUNAYAN MO AT PANINDIGAN NA HINDI KA KASANGAKOT OR TUMATANGGAP NG JUETENG PAYOLA?????? BAKA IKAW NAMAN ANG SA SUNOD NA MERON KASO???? LIBEL DIN KAYA?

    • VicenteBoticol

      Ang lahat ng friends ko na taga Pangasinan ang nagsabi na matagal na talaga ang Jueteng or jai Alai numbers game sa kanilang mga bayan……Araw araw may mga kubrador na umiikot sa kanilang barangays……No amount of denial can save GOVERNOR SWAPANG ESPINO of his deriliction of duty and his direct involvement as the OVERALL GAMBLING LORD of the pangasinan.

  • maypakialamtayo

    umabot sa crame, sa media, hindi malayong umabot na rin sa taga malacanyang yan, itaga nyo sa bato, walang mangyayari sa imbestigasyong yan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Laging binabanggit si Atong Ang. Panahon pa ni Estrada kesyo drug lord daw si Ang at gambling lord. O, e bakit namamayagpag pa rin si Atong? Isang damukal na T Ga!! kaya sa Kangkungan pinupulot! ANG JUETENG NA MALIIT ANG TAYAAN BAWAL, PERO ANG CASINO NA MARAMING NAGPAPAKAMATAY DAHIL LUMUBOG SA UTANG , LEGAL. MGA T GA!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Kung gusto nyo ng malinis na gobyerno MULA KAY PRESIDENTE PABABA MAG RESIGN SILA. DYAN DYAN LANG MALILINIS ANG GOBYERNO. Nakikita yung iba di nakikita yung ibang Senador na super rich na dahil sa PORK BARREL. DI ko nilalahat. Yung iba nakababad na sa mantika ng Pork. Yung iba ayaw ng magtrabaho ng iba anak ,ama , ina puro nasa pulitika na. MALAKI BA PERA DYAN KESA MAGTRABAHO SA LABAS? HAPPY PORK BARREL AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!! KAWAWA ANG MAHIHIRAP NA KATULAD KO. INA PRESIDENTE ANAK PRESIDENTE ………… SUSUNOD ANG MGA APO. MASAHOL PA SA JUETENG LORD ANG MGA YAN.

  • VicenteBoticol

    Governor Espino should be suspended while the Plunder Case is in court. The Governor can easily use the powers of his office to intimidate and harass all possible witnesses against him and even interrupt the on-going investigation. If Gov. Espino has delicadeza he should make a leave of absence right now or RESIGN voluntarily………N O W !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar

    Pangasinan is too far from NCR! Mahirap talaga sugpuin ang Hueteng na yan sapagkat wala kang documentong panghahawakan, pera…..pera lang kasi yan! Kaya nga po yang mga “whistle” blower ay napapatay kundi nasusuhulan?????????????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar

    Kinagisnan ko na po yan sa probinsiya noong ako ay bata pa at ngayon mag-oosenta na ko ay nandiyan parin yan huweteng na yan kaya dapat lang na pabayaan na lang yan para sa mahihirap!!!!! Matitigil lang yan pag wala ng mahirap dito sa ating bansa gaya ng mga “develop” na bansa!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EMHVDVTUJLDAUXWW64MML5HB4M Rico

    Sec. Mar Roxas, catch them all .

    • Guest

      Wala talagang panalo yan si Braganza kung tatakbo siya pagka-gobernador ng Pangasinan. Sa Alaminos nga, sinusuka siya, sa buong Pangasinan pa

      • Guest

        Mahina kasi ang LP kahit sa local level. Gusto nilang ma-penetrate malalaking provinces kaya inuumpisahan na nilang gibain ang mga kalaban

  • franklyn flores

    ISAMA NYO NA RIN ANG GOVERNOR NG PAMPANGA

  • innit1

    That is one reason why politicians’ bank accounts should be open for public. they are in public service so it is but obligatory to be accountable to the public by providing your SALN, bank statements and accounts and for media to publish this information for the ordinary Pinoy to see and understand that politics is public service. Abolish PORK barrel and political parties.
    WELFARE of the CITIZENS comes first.

  • Guest

    Matagal na palang kumikita si Espino sa jueteng, pero bakit ngayon lang nagsalita si Rodrigo Orduña of Bugallon?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      E, ngayon lang mage election uli ,eh o di ngayon lang nagsalita.

  • Guest

    Sa senatorial level pa lang, walang kapana-panalo ang LP senatorial bets. Ganoon din sa local level. Uuwing luhaan ang LP sa 2013 elections.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      E,kung kasuhan kaya nila lahat ng di kapartido o , di uuwing luhaan ang LP sa kanila pa rin ang huling halakhak.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Nasa tao na yan. Kahit anong gawin nandyan pa rin ang huweteng
    Kung walang tataya walang huweteng.
    Sa ngayon kung gusto mabawasan o alisin ang huweteng maglagay ng 1M bounty bawat ulo ng  operators. 

  • UrHONOR

    This is just a scratch on the surface…..the mother lode is still down there.  ACTA non VERBA, action not words, is the main ingredient to eradicate this menace.  Complaints will add to not a thing…. non-productive and a waste of precious moments.

  • Guest

    Wala lang anti-jueteng campaign na yan ni Sec. Roxas. Kapag nilatagan lang yan ng pera ng jueteng lords, bibigay din yan si Mar.



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