Sources: Probers cleared Morato in PCSO case

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Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chairman Manuel Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) director Manuel L. Morato has a “valid reason to be sore, if not mad as hell” at Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, according to Ombudsman insiders.

Morales, they said, brushed aside a recommendation by a five-member Ombudsman panel of investigators to dismiss the P356-million plunder and malversation of public funds charges against Morato and his corespondents in the (PCSO) case, now pending the Sandiganbayan.

Aside from Morato, also charged in the case are former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, ex-PCSO chair Sergio Valencia, former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte and ex-directors Joe Taruc V, Raymundo Roquero and Ma. Fatima Valdes, as well as former Commission on Audit (COA) chairman Reynaldo Villar.

The same sources have furnished the Philippine Daily Inquirer a copy of the investigative panel’s 52-page resolution, dated March 2, in which the investigators said there was “no proof or basis for the charge of plunder against the respondents.”

Absence of evidence

The panel was cochaired by Deputy Special Prosecutor Cornelio Sumido and Mary Susan Guillermo. Joaquin Salazar, Roque Dator and Nellie Boguen-Golez were the members of the panel.

In their resolution, the investigators said “what was merely established in the record was that respondent Uriarte received the checks and the money representing the additional intelligence funds  as requested, approved by [Arroyo] and confirmed by the (PCSO) board of directors.”

“The encashment of the checks was evidenced by Uriarte’s signature in the dorsal portion of the checks. [But] the record is completely wanting of proof that the proceeds of the checks became the ill-gotten wealth of the respondents,” the investigators said.

For the money to be considered ill-gotten, the investigators said, “there must be evidence that the amount was already converted in some form that would establish ownership by the public officer, or his/her dummies, nominees, agents, subordinates or business associates and not by mere physical possession of the amount.”

In the absence of such evidence, the investigators recommended the dismissal of the charges against Morato and his corespondents.

But the investigators said the respondents “should be held liable for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019, considering that the 2008-2009 General Appropriations Act did not allocate any confidential and intelligence funds for the PCSO.”

 

‘Hurt, very sad’

When reached for comment, Morato, who is being held in arrest at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City, declined to talk about the resolution.

He told the Inquirer earlier that he was “hurt and very sad” for being blamed for something he did not do or had anything to do with involving disbursement of intelligence funds at the PCSO.

But Morato sent his “best wishes to all Filipinos who have been spared political prosecution.”

During his arraignment earlier this month, Morato refused to enter a plea, prompting the court to enter a not guilty plea on his behalf.

The graft court’s first division set the preliminary conference for Jan. 16.

Morato, who served as PCSO chair in the Ramos administration, had asked the Supreme Court to review the charges against him and to stop the proceedings in the Sandiganbayan.

The Sandiganbayan allowed Morato to be held in a hospital under the supervision of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after he submitted a medical certificate showing that he underwent open heart surgery on Oct. 22.

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  • Gerald Abueva

    Quit whining Manoling. Nasa hospital ka naman, you’re not rotting in jail. Better yet, why not publicize the sweetheart deal brokered by the Juicos and Alex Lopez family on the PCSO / Quezon Institute properly along E. Rodriguez Avenue. Problema lang, mas lalong magagalit sa iyo si presidente. Matalik na kaibigan niya si Alex Lopez from elementary to college.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Let’s wait for the reaction of Ombudsman Conchita!
    Yung 5-member panel of investigators, nandyan pa ba kayo sa Ombudsman? Ano ba ang dahilan bakit ang recommendations ninyo were brushed aside?

    • Pitbulldog

      Yong nag-recommend, may paglalagyan kay P-noy ang mga yon, betrayal of public trust dahil wala na siyang trust sa kanila.  Kay Conchita na lang for the meantime.

  • indiosbravos2002

    I think the Ombudsman will not brush the report if she has no reasons. Besides the report is supposed to be recommendatory in nature, filling of a case is still dependent with the ombudsman. Ang tanong sino ang nagleak ng report kasi Im sure confidential to. The leakage can weaken the case vs. Morato. Lugi na naman si Juan De La Cruz.
    .

    • Pitbulldog

      She has reasons of course.  She was told if not compelled to.  Kakhiya naman ang labas ng bossing nya dahil lalabas na sinungaling na siya namang totoo.  Truth will set you free.  At sa mga dilawan na gaya ng mga engot na naghahaka-haka dito.  Manigas kayo, dahil walang patutunguhan mga kagaguhan ninyo, he he he.  Panot na anit ng idol nyo, wala pa ring mangyayari sa mga pantasya nyo, mga Ogag….

    • boldyak

      this is not a leakage, there are news items with regard to this long before, alam ng marami na walang ebidensya to warrant a plunder case, nagbubulagbulagan lang kayo…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    I think that the NBI or the AMLAC should have traced the money after Uriarti received the check, before charging the PCSO officials of plunder. the ombudsman should have look into this.

  • turbogirl9

    PALAKASAN STILL GOING ON IN HIS ADMINISTRATION

  • martial_law_baby

    Don’t believe everything that you read from the press. Especially if it contains the word unnamed or anonymous or insiders. They are leaked for just one thing. To create an adverse public opinion. If the alleged culprits in this scam are all innocent of the crime, why are all the respondents to the crime have left the country. And funny most of them left days before the filing of the case. There are really some bad eggs in the Ombudsman’s office. And sadly, they have access to the media who are either unwitting accomplice or part of the corruption system. Let’s be more discerning with what the media feeds us.

    • boldyak

      the report was done a long time ago and there are news already pubkished regarding the fisrt findings…we have been saying all along that the evidence doesn’t warrant a plunder case…ang tagal na na issue yan, ewan ko kung bakit hindi nyo pa alam or nagbubulagbulagan lang kayo dahil sa pag iidolize nyo sa president nyo…wake-up and see the real motives of why these cases have been filed and were thrown out by the court..

  • Filipinoflash

    its unbelievable they did not convert that money for personal use.  Alangan namang nag encash tapos wala na. C’mon, are you kidding?

    • $20733759

      There was already conversion after the checks were encashed. At that point, the burden of proof shifted to the respondents to establish , with clear and convincing evidence, the contrary conclusion.This is not only the rational sequence but the legal consequence , as ordinary human experience would dictate. So, tama si Ombudsman Morales when she did not adopt the resolution of that panel, whose ruling after all is merely recommendatory. She (Ombudsman Morales) by the nature of her position, has in law, the final say.

      • boldyak

        and she can also abuse that power, isn’t it?…there was a disbursement given to COA where the money goes…please research…lol

  • regie

    kahit na ano pa ang sabihin niyo…kung talagang wlang kasalanan si morato bakit hindi binasura ng first division ng sandiganbayan yung probable cause …dapat magimbistiga ang inquirer sino ba ang nasa first division…ang mga nandyan ay mga incorruptible at ang chairman niyan ay napaka straight na tao. kaya bago magintriga ang sumulat nito ay magtrabaho kang mabuti muna at alamin ang mga tao na nasa likod ng sandiganbayan. if you only did your job of investigating,i’m sure you will not doubt the case that was filed against the accused. sir ang chairman ng first division ay living revised penal code, kung merong pinakacompetent to find an information with probable cause or without ay yung mga nandidyan sa first division. kaya please maginvestigate muna wag puro chismis. i assure you sir kung trumped up ang mga charges ay hindi na aabot pa yan sa sala ng first division, sa clerk of court palang ay binasura na ni justice yan. sabi nga eh ” a lawyer shall not engage in dishonest, immoral, unlawful and deceitful conduct:”, i assure you , subscriber si justice sa canon na yan.

    • miiron

      u r right on target!!

    • boldyak

      we don’t need your assurance, just let you justice do her job, according to the rule of law…

  • Magsasaka

    siguro lahat ng tao sa ombudsman ay dapat palitan maaring malaki ang pagnanais ni morales na linisin ang gobyerno pero maaring sya lang ang may gusto noon, katulad ni robredo na nagiisang lumalaban sa jueteng ayon pinalabas tuloy na namatay sya sa aksidente.

    • boldyak

      awww…may paraan paano malinis ang isang ahensya…start with the head…always follow rules, kung angt rules ay kulang amend muna ang rules bago gawin ang bawal sa rules…palakasin ang institution through following rules, hindi pede i manage ang institution through good intentions lang. lahat ng desisyon should be based on laws and rules…not by mere ghood intentions…

      • Magsasaka

        meowwww sa lahat ng ahensya ng gobyerno laging head lang ang napapalitan pero ang bumubuo ng pagnanakaw system ay hindi in fact may security of tenure sila sa trabaho sa isang bulok na sistema nagpalit ka lang ng isang punto nito dahil ang bumubuo ng sistema ay sila sila pa rin.

      • boldyak

        ang sinasabi ko, simula sa head ng agency kailangan sumunod sa tamang paraan, hindi ko sinasabi na alisin ang head or sino man…follow the rules…

      • Magsasaka

        we have plenty of rules eaten by a rotten system

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQZQEJUYXLJW5Z4Y2F65AA7RQE Francisco

    political prosecution lang naman yan wala naman nagbago sa governo pare pareho lang yan.

  • ardong

    Allegation: how much is the price for the clearing of Morato et al?

    • popeyee

      bakit clear na ba? naka hospital arrest pa di ba?

      • ardong

        Please read very well the issue. It’s not GMA I’m talking about..it’s senator joker arroyo…st-p-d!

      • popeyee

        Ikaw ang stupido. Si Morato ang binanggit mo, hindi si Arroyo..

  • $14334231

    pag itong si manoling ay makalusot, tiyak kinabukasan wala nang sakit ‘yan…..kaya lang, milyon milyon din ang mawawala sa kanya dahil “pinambili n’ya ng kalayaan”…..

  • miiron

    REALLY?!!!  i guess baklita MORATO ET AL are all jumping with joy!  

  • tikboy50

    So where did the money go?…….and If liable for RA 3019..what is the penalty…my goodness…sinasadya ba or talagang bupol lang ibang mga writer?

  • speedstream2

    Who are these so-called investigators? What’s their track record, if any?

  • tikboy50

    But] the record is completely wanting of proof that the proceeds of the checks became the ill-gotten wealth of the respondents,” the investigators said. Really? No grafters in his right mind would dare leave any evidence of ownership or let any person except his/her cohorts to witness such crime as it would be a direct evidence. Ombudsman investigators should train themselves investigating graft through CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE and not just to boast…they can definitely seek my expertise on the matter.

    • $20722540

      i think you should volunteer your services…with your so called expertise duh!

      • beatmanny

        kalaguyo ni small lady ata ang ptang inang  yan ah 

      • $20722540

        sorry can’t stoop down to your level 

      • beatmanny

        you are already at the bottom, fckhead

      • $20722540

        lame brain u r

    • boldyak

      we should put to jail persons because of “CIRCUMSTATNTIAL EVIDENCE”…..hahaha what a m-r-n….

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

      baka naman napakagaan ng bangkong inuupuan mo dahil madali mong nabuhat, sige submit mo na cv mo sa office ni conchita.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

      pumunta ka kay Conchita para magamit ang expertise mo.pagma abswelto sila Arroyo and company,ikaw ang ipapalit sa kulungan! lol..

    • antonioluna

      gag0

  • wakats

    This article should not have been printed since the recommendation was brushed aside by the ombudsman for reasons we are not aware of.  The sandiganbayan has already set the preliminary conference on January 16 next year – meaning they find probable cause on the plunder case filed by the ombudsman sans the subject recommendation of the probers.

    This article gives false hope for morato and co. and allows netizens to feast on the junked recommendations. 

    • boldyak

      it is more important that people should know that the ombusdsman brushed aside the recommendation…and that people should know why this is happening, and this only shows that this administration is not capable to prosecute unless they bend the rules…

    • indiosbravos2002

      The article is written to sway public opinion than Morato’s case is weak and should not be given media attention.

  • Pitbulldog

    It is all very clear.  Political persecution and hatred against GMA is the root cause of all these dirty game of vendetta and false accusations.  P-noy should ponder on the consequences of his witch hunts.  He should remember that his reign has its end and start worrying about his post Malacanang future.  A false belief that he may have done well during his term will never serve him well after his presidency.  This is still a country of laws and the wrongs  you have done to others will never pass without  having to pay for it.  He should start thinking about a future where he is hounded by the throngs of maligned people who will settle for nothing less but his incarceration as well.  Doon tiyak lagas na natitirang himulmol sa katawan mo P-noy…harinawa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      True.  And that hatred is coming from the exposure of Cory and their ultimate intention(and the rest of Ninoy’s fake heroism) to protect the Hacienda Luisita.  They borrowed money from government (to acquire the HLI) with the agreement that it’ll be distributed after a period of time, but failed to do so…and has done manipulations…up to now…
      Hahahahahahahaha!  Sino ba ang nagpapaloko kundi ang mga yellows!
      Hahahahahahahaha!  “Tuwad Na Daan”, indeed!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KTFGQ3QDWUJF4BH7LF3VSQ62M Moses

        Common, Man! Kung screen name lang naman, huwag kay “National Hero”.  He does not deserve none of these. He would have a totally different approach on these, more civil and heedful. He did so much for us, Filipinos and the country. Just some respect, not so much to ask.

  • blainz

     The most likely purpose of this leak is its use as a pretext for Morato to file a motion for bail.

    The intel funds were in excess of that allowed by the PCSO charter for operations use by an order of magnitude, which implies the money must already be “ill-given” by any anyone who received and enabled the illegal transaction. The investigator plays stupid that proof of the money being ill-gotten is still needed to file the case.

    Very misleading title that “Probers cleared Morato”, when the probers themselves state the defendant violated RA 3019 Sec. 3 – a section titled “Corrupt practices of Public Officers” – a glaring omission by the reporter.

    Morato must have friends in the Ombudsman’s office, for a quote like “valid reason to be sore, if not mad as hell” seems personally loaded. Root these people out and fire them, they’ve already been bought.

    • boldyak

      matagal na na alam ng karamihan na kulang ang ebidensya to prosecute a plunder case..and yet this administration want to put GMA in jail immediately, that is the purpose of this case, PUT GMA IN JAIL…nothing more…kahit wala ang ebidensya…

      • indiosbravos2002

        Boldyak, where have you been livng the past 9 years of GMAs term? Drunk, high, in prison, comatosed or hiding under a rock? WTF.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMILZVJMPLRYOGFXL6PPNEVS24 Mike Arroyo

        May evidence ka ba indio? Tumulong ka at ipresent mo sa mga nagsampa ng kaso. Kung wala naman ay wag ka na munang magdadada dyan.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Marami nang kaso si GMA.. pag dinagdagan ko pa. Silya elektrika na yan. Di ba Mike…

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

      misleading title indeed. regarding leaks of confidential information, the government does that too for their own advantage that’s why i don’t see anything wrong if anyone else does the same, well, i guess the phils. is in shortage of good plumbers.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Start with the person/s who leaked the report which I assume is internal and confidential in purpose and could be tagged as information theft.

  • boldyak

    sinasabi na ang ang evidence are not enough to prosecute plunder case, masyadong minamadali ang kaso, kalabasan “BLUNDER”….hahaha

  • boldyak

    PERSECUTION is the word, not PROSECUTION…

  • boldyak

    is Morales persecuting or prosecuting?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KTFGQ3QDWUJF4BH7LF3VSQ62M Moses

      Depende, if what side of the fence you are. The good thing, I know hindi ka fence-sitter to ask that question. You believe on something and ready to pounce.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AE4KDFT5DTC52BFRUASNIV7HBU jerico

    Unsolved Crimes..They will walk out clean..Rule of evidence is again the important factor here..They know the law and played with them so many times..

    • boldyak

      that shows the incompetence of the prosecutors…

    • beatmanny

      wala lang talagang ebidensya gag*

  • $20733759

    The focal issue is…conversion. The panel opines there was no proof after the checks were encashed. Others will disagree as they hold a contrary opinion. And, so does the Ombudsman who share a contrary view….that encashment of checks under those circumstances is equivalent to conversion .Thus,  the burden to prove otherwise shifts on the shoulders of respondents. Ordinary human experience supports the Ombudsman’s stand. There is no mention whether the respondents were able to explain where the money went after encashment . No controverting evidence exists on record. The panel’s resolution is merely recomendatory. It cannot impose a final course of action on the Ombudsman who is legally mandated   to either adopt or reject the panel’s recommendation.And so, her resolution finding a prima facie case for plunder against all respondents is procedurally correct and, if one goes a step further, is shared by the Sandigan Bayan when the court issued the warrants for all the respondents’ arrest,confinement and the initial stages of trial. Anyway,fundamental due process has been observed to the letter.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KTFGQ3QDWUJF4BH7LF3VSQ62M Moses

      Voice of reason, walang galit. Sorbetero na matalino, cool as your ice cream.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Let just wait for the judgment of the court, everything would be hearsay before the verdict.

  • Komen To

    “…the record is completely wanting of proof that the proceeds of the checks became the ill-gotten wealth of the respondents,” So I can encash the cheque and give the money to my dummy, and surely no trace of myself enriching from the money, so I cannot be charged of illl-gotten wealth. Well, I am learning…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    In their resolution, the investigators said “what was merely established in the record was that respondent Uriarte received the checks and the money representing the additional intelligence funds  as requested, approved by [Arroyo] and confirmed by the (PCSO) board of directors.”
    “The encashment of the checks was evidenced by Uriarte’s signature in the dorsal portion of the checks. [But] the record is completely wanting of proof that the proceeds of the checks became the ill-gotten wealth of the respondents,” the investigators said.
    For the money to be considered ill-gotten, the investigators said, “there must be evidence that the amount was already converted in some form that would establish ownership by the public officer, or his/her dummies, nominees, agents, subordinates or business associates and not by mere physical possession of the amount.”
    Shame on us the encashment of the checks was already the evidenced intentionally they malverse these PCSO funds bakit kailangan pang hanapin ang hard evidence gaya ng mga receipt or some form thaat would establish ownership by all the accused….bakit kung ako ang gumastos sa pera itatago pa lahat ng mga receipt eh alam ko they used against me in return…SHAME ON YOU…

    • boldyak

      the request for the fund must have records, the purpose of the funds must there in the request…dig on it…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

        common boldyak….evidence overwhelming they malverse these funds…kailangan pa bang ememorized yan…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CUS4WBMW2EKUIIKF2ES25VUNQ julius

        they cannot even prove that the monies went to their pockets! a bunch of stupid investigators!  where are the evidences they’ve been talking in press releases?

  • boldyak

    the problem here is, what is the main purpose why the case was filed without proper eveidence?…whgat is the motive?…why can’t they invistigate further and provide the proof?…the case was filed just to harass and bombard the news with hearsay evidence…tantamount to black propaganda…just file the case and go fishing for evidence…this is what is happening why corrupt official can go free…the prosecution’s priority is to demolish and not in pursuit of justice…that is the saddest thing in philippines.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      pakitang gilas lang po kasi si Carpio ksi bagong appoint, ayun nakuryente hehe…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Q63DUTCNJJKCYNURT4A4C6QZJM marco

    colossal slap to More or less…Morales

    what a shame to a former SC Associate Justice

  • beatmanny

    tuwid na daan may panot na malignong nakaharang ptang inanyo panot supporters

  • wawa2172

    Mahirap ang gawain ni Morales but I support her. Morato and co-accused can clean their name and ask for damages in case the Sandigan found them not guilty of the plunder case. The use of plunder case seems to be abused by the current administration to put their political enemies in jail until the court make a decision. If not found guilty, the government would just say the fight is not over yet and mangangalakal pa nang ebedinsiya, by legal or illegal means kasama na ang mga little ladies. However sino naman ang mananagot sa mga kasalanang ibinato na wala namang klarong ebedensiya. Well, things would end well and dapat madiliin na ang kaso.

  • boldyak

    THE DISMISSAL OF THE CASE AGAINST FORMER EXECUTIVE SECRETARY EDUARDO ERMITA FOR SIMILARLY APPROVING A REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL CIF BY URIARTE SHOULD EQUALLY WARRANT THE DISMISSAL OF THE CASE AGAINST PETITIONER GMA BECAUSE WHAT EXECUTIVE SECRETARYERMITA DID WAS THE VERY SAME ACT WHICH PETITIONER GMA DID IN APPROVING THEREQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL CIF BY URIARTE….cut and paste ko lang…hahaha

  • boldyak

    based on the evidence i read and searched so far would make this case a slap in the face of the prosecutors….hope they find evidence to convict to prove that we have an Ombusdman not controlled by Malakanyang…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      slap sa face ni Carpio, ksi mga investigators nya ni carpio ang nagsabi base sa findings nila , they cannot prosecute Morato….

  • boldyak

    NBN-ZTE – cleared
    OWWA funds – cleared
    ano pa susunod?…..lol.. naghihikahos ang malakanyang kung paano mapakulong ng tuloyan si GMA….hahaha

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CUS4WBMW2EKUIIKF2ES25VUNQ julius

      it means, malacanang is all talks..no work!

  • antonioluna

    hahaha ndi pa pwedeng ipakulong si GMA… mawawalan ng sisihin at diversion tactics si PnoT

  • Your_King

     This case has no legs to stand on and will be thrown out like the other cases against fpgma. If there was evidence against her then a conviction would be desired but since this case has no evidence then it should simply be junked as recommended by the Ombudsman investigators. This case still existing is just wasting the countries’ time and money. Drop it and move on to other more important issues that the Philippines has.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    These are the reasons why the justice system in the Phil. sucks. If you are rich and powerful, you can get away with all your misdeeds. Look at these people who were acquitted despite strong accusations: P. Lacson, Michael Ray Aquino, Erap Estrada and his son Jinggoy, Corona, and now The beauty Queen Morato. I won’t be surprised if GMA will be acquitted on all counts by the court too. Look at the Marcoses too… No one from that dreaded clan was ever put to prison. In short…..Bulok ang sistema ng justice system sa Pilipinas. It’s really not fun living in the Phil. if no changes are being made.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335416711 Teddy Alens

       Erap is not acquitted he is pardoned by the GMA administration

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CUS4WBMW2EKUIIKF2ES25VUNQ julius

      Corona – not acquitted as well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      uu nga ang dami na convict na mayayaman at justices at anak pa ng justices…. mga congressman, city mayor, anak ng city mayor…. name it pati presidente..ksi me ebidensya…  kung wala bat makukulong… wag ka na lang d2 sa Pinas maige pa hehe

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      uu nga ang dami na convict na mayayaman at justices at anak pa ng justices…. mga congressman, city mayor, anak ng city mayor., governor etc….. name it pati presidente..ksi me ebidensya…  kung wala ebidensya bat makukulong… wag ka na lang d2 sa Pinas maige pa hehe, baka ipakulong ka ng walang ebidensya..haha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSUA7MULVNAP2RHHDIF2CH6IK4 Mario

    This a clear manifesto of political vendetta manipulated by Pnoy administration againts the former president Gloria and her cabinets.All the evidences against them were manufactured and hearsay ! Ombudsman Morales should be impeached once VP Binay took over as president in 2016.  Morales should be thrown out in jail including all Pnoy appointees who divested all the coffers of the Filipino people. Shame on you corrupt government officials.

    • johndcross1

      isa ka pang toooorpe!  isa ka pang bulooook!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      di naman hearsay ung iba….. pero ung iba halata na rin…na basta basta na lang kakasuhan..kahit mahina o wala naman ebidensya na me kasalanan ung tao…pakitang gilas lang mnsan gnagawa ni Carpio…. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CUS4WBMW2EKUIIKF2ES25VUNQ julius

    if the monies went to respondents’ pocket and the prosecutors cannot prove it, magbungkal sila ng records!  kung wala silang makuha after their pagbubungkal…then wala!  pero wag pangunahan ng press release sa media na kesyo guilty kase maraming ebidensya eh wala naman pala.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSUA7MULVNAP2RHHDIF2CH6IK4 Mario

    baka bago maimpeached ang walanghiyang matanda na to baka mamatay sa assasination o biglang atakihin sa puso mabuti nga! Morales mamatay kana sana!

    • johndcross1

      sana mauna ka uloooollll.  nililinis nga itong mga walanghiya para ang ating bayan ay umasenso.  isa kang booobooooo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSUA7MULVNAP2RHHDIF2CH6IK4 Mario

    Baka bago ma impeached ang walanghiyang matanda na to biglang ma assasinate o atakihin sa puso buti nga! mamatay kana sana tapos sunod na si Pnoy!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6KTFGQ3QDWUJF4BH7LF3VSQ62M Moses

      Dahan, dahan lang. Ingat sa puso natin, you don’t have to be this mad. Unfortunately, everyone have there issues that we just have to hope and live for the best. Let the voice of the people decide not our emotions. Someday, patas na man tayo lahat depende sa nagawa mo sa kapwa, di ba?

    • johndcross1

      at susunod ka rin!

  • boybakal

    Law should be weighed according to evidence.
    At the case at bar PCSO plunder, it proved otherwise.
    The Ombudsman head is old. She might be interpreting the law according to her whims only.
    Senility might be a factor.
    Law might be Harsh but it is Harsh on GMA, Morato et al.
    Law must be respectful to Senior Citizens, it was not to GMA, Morato et al.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    Justice has a duty to weigh evidence, not personality, not guilt by association, not guessing games, speculations or the howl of a gullible mob. If not, if the standard of justice in legal cases is popularity, propaganda, and not evidence, then you should really fear. I have no doubt it is popular and easy to say bad things about Morato. Many threads here and commenters find it easy enough to bay for blood. They have the cloak of anonymity to spread their spite. I just hope they realize that when a time comes that they are the ones accused with fabricated cases, that evidence will still rule the day, and not the gossip and propaganda of their accusers.

  • johndcross1

    “But the investigators said the respondents “should be held liable for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019, considering that the 2008-2009 General Appropriations Act did not allocate any confidential and intelligence funds for the PCSO.”

    There must be mitigating reasons why Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales did not follow the recommendation of the investigating panel.  Those respondents are now feigning ignorance or innocence when they knew at the outset those funds will be used for illegal purpose. All those respondents must be held accountable for their actions.  If it is proven that they are innocents then so be it.

  • pranzer

    Bakit probers ang mag-clear kay morato? it should be the court! Morato will be given his chance to explain why he should not be liable. The prosecutors should do their homework and dig deep to connect the dots from possession to ownership. The fact that Morato violated RA 3019(e) is a smoking gun in itself. He did that for a more sinister purpose. Don’t be stupid!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      syempre sila nagngangalap ng ebidensya..para maisampa sa husgado…eh kung wala o mahina ebidensya..natural lang na…sasabihin nila na di pwede kasuhan si morato… 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        well said…

  • Rolly257

    This article is prejudging the case that is now in court. The publishers could be liable for contempt. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZ3OKLNXZ4NFD7BNM7EZR5KG6Y alex

      eh di i-contempt mo na… haha

  • Don Dee

    Sa korte, ang pinaka reliable testimony ay si SOURCES. Lol! Really people? You believe “sources”? Ni walang pangalan? Walang cross examination? On the say so of “sources” palalayain na nating ang mga ito? This is IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM. And trust me, ang testimony ni “sources” will not stand in the court of law.

  • $17848434

    Eh saan napunta ang pera? Na-i-cash na kamo!

  • Don Dee

    SOURCES < TSISMIS. Minsan mas tumatama pa ang tsismis. You think "sources" would remain nameless if he/she can PROVE his/her testimony in a court of law? There is money to be made on either side of this case. The Arroyos would only be too happy to pay a few million pesos to sources if he can testify to his knowledge in a court of law. Medyo bobo ang reporter na ito. Should have exercised better judgement. Hindi lahat ng tsimis dapat patulan.

  • josefe38

    SOURCES said the investigation panel find Morato guilty. YAN ANG BALITA, DI TSISMIS. Ang Pinas nga naman saksakan ng ka ABNOYan, ang saya-saya.

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