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Injustice swells NPA ranks

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A Pasay City prosecutor loses hundreds of thousands of pesos at the Resorts World casino, according to my sources.

Where does he get all the money to gamble?

What happened to an executive order issued during martial law  banning government personnel from the casinos?

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The ban should be strictly-enforced. A government official or employee should not be allowed in the casinos.

A government employee who gambles and loses heavily is likely to be corrupt.

For how can he or she support his/her vice on a government salary?

I’ll bet my last peso that this Pasay City prosecutor sells cases to litigants who offer him the highest bid.

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One of the candidates for a high office in Cebu province is known for fixing cases filed in a Court of Appeals (CA) branch in the Visayas.

He reportedly acted as a middleman between corrupt appellate court justices and rich litigants who had pending cases at the CA in Cebu.

This young man earned oodles and oodles of money as his share in fixing cases. People who know him say he’s a chip off the old block.

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It’s no longer surprising why many aggrieved citizens join the New People’s Army (NPA) or give the guerrillas financial or moral support because they could not get justice from the courts.

Many cases in our courts are decided based on money and not on merit.

I am not saying all judges and prosecutors are corrupt.  I am saying many of them are.

Aggrieved citizens who can’t find justice from the courts go to the NPA to seek justice, swelling the ranks and mass base of the NPA.

Or they hire assassins to even up the score.

I am not surprised why some judges and prosecutors have been killed by hired guns.

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The Aquino administration’s perceived persecution of its political opponents weeks before the start of the election campaign could backfire.

People are aware of the what many believe is   harassment of Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia who are not members of the administration’s Liberal Party.

Espino’s rival for the gubernatorial post is from the  LP, while the person who  replaced Garcia, who has been suspended on a graft case, is a sister of Cabinet  Secretary Rene Almendras.

The Aquino administration is making martyrs of Espino and Garcia, never mind whether they’re guilty of the charges against them.

The investigation of Espino on charges that he financed jueteng operations in Pangasinan, and Garcia’s suspension are ill-timed.

Voters might vent their ire on LP senatorial candidates in the 2013 elections.

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Why is Rosales (Pangasinan) Mayor Ricardo Revita not being investigated despite a call for an inquiry from the Sangguniang Bayan?

The town council has accused Revita of summary killings and the mysterious disappearance of his political opponents. It also claimed the mayor tolerates gambling in the town.

Revita, the council said, has placed the town under a reign of terror with the help of some members of the police force.

The mayor is a member of the Liberal Party.

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

    Many judges are corrupt in cahoots with corrupt lawyers.  I’ve a relative who was a victim of parricide.  The accused hired an expensive lawyer, Atty. Fortun.  The accused has been out on bail for many years and the case has been pending more than 10 years without a resolution.  Evidences were strong but the wealthy accused was able to enjoy his freedom using the expensive lawyer in cahoot with the corrupt Judge.  Having personally experienced this injustice, I could just imagine how many more suffer the same.

  • Bullseye

    Ba’t kaya hindi nalang lumipat si Tulfo sa Showbiz…kadalasan chismis ang nilalabas…kung may alam siya, ipag-alam niya sa kinaukulan para matanggal ang mga basura na nagpapabaho sa gobyerno at lipunan.

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

    Mon, yung sa Cebu ang issue ay may nilabag ba si Gwen o wala?
    Sa Pangasinan ang issue ay tutuo bang may tinatanggap na jueteng money si Espino o wala?
    Ano ang kinalaman ng LP candidates?
    Sabi nga ng mga utol mo ….. ang labo mo!

  • http://enria.org/ scconcern

    We live in a plutocratic goverment with elitist and dysfunctional judicial system. What we need is to let the poeple be part of the system. What is hapening in the courts, especially is supreme justiis, are lobbying, brokering and conspiring among lawyer to fix/resolve cases, base on the amount.
    The judicial system should include plurallistic professionals/skilled workers in judging cases, while lawyers will be advisers/consultant to both accused and plaintiff, adminstrator, moderator and issuer of sentence. This will create the true “beyond reasonable doubt” and democratic judgement, unlike with one bais elitist lawyer. Also, the smart new lawyers will have fair change against those with parents or connections in the DOJ, Courts and SC.

    • eirons1043

      Sama ko ng sampu sa sinabi mo dapat Jury system ang decision para bawas ang corruption ng Judiciary. The reality is all I repeat all bar passers wants to get rich right away and one way of getting rich is to delay cases to get more atty’s fees sabay bigay ng tong sa Judge para ok lang na tumagal ang kaso.

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

    Naku naman si Tulfo, blind item pa si LP candidate Davide. Fixer ba? Diretsuhin mo na if you have proof. Ito yung panahon ng Daang Mapuwit este Matuwid pala, di ba?

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

      By the way, may pending case si Tulfo sa Pasay. This is a pressure tactic. He should have been honest enough to disclose this.

    • eirons1043

      Dapat i lifestyle check ang mga Davide. Malas naman ng mga Cebuano walang choice kundi Takaw Garcia or Swaps Davide.

  • jesussaints

    E paano nga naman kasi tayo magkakaroon ng daang matuwid e yung presidente nga natin tabingi at may kilya maglakad, bwahahahahahahaha

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

      Ang bilis ngang lumakad na parang may hinahabol.  Pati sa kanyang speech ay mabilis at nagmamadali.

      • stilettoL2

         Argumento ng mga taong mahilig lang magbasa upang maglibang ngunit di naman marunong umintindi at magbigay ng matalinong argumento.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

      hehe,  mukhang naubusan ka na ng matinong argumento.   tabingi rin diskarte mo.  alang class bumirit.  simpleton.

    • rayingga

       walang bastusan, use your human reasoning wag paganahin ang pagiging brutal

  • arao_liwanag

    “Justice subdued the most Barbaric, Injustice causes the weakest to revolt”, said Jose Rizal. Noong panahon, Mabuhay ang Katipunan! sigaw ng Filipino. Ngayon, Mabuhay ang NPA sigaw ng pinagkaitan ng justisya at nagdurusa sa kahirapan. Ang huling dalawa ang tunay na kalaban, ang NPA ay instrumento lamang.

    Sa Francia noong panahon, Mayroong Bastilya na bantayog ng pahirap at kaapihan ng mga Francis sa kamay ng Monarkiya at Simbahan. Ngunit di nagtagal ay may bayang gumanti at nagalsa at itinumba ang Pamahalaang bulok, naghaharing uring ganid, at militar na malupit.

    Sa Pilipinas, habang may iginugupo may magbabangon, Habang may inaabuso at inaataki ng sandatahang militar at pulis na bantay salakay, ay may magtatanggol din laban sa abuso at ataki sa pamamagitan din ng sandata.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    Tulfo:  “The investigation of Espino on charges that he financed jueteng operations in Pangasinan, and Garcia’s suspension are ill-timed.”

    So, when is the proper time?

  • speedstream2

    Is there no lifestyle check being done at the DOJ on a regular basis? Anybody who is part of the justice system should be above reproach. This is a must if people are to have faith in our justice system.

  • Rovingmoron

    If the P-Noy administration doesn’t have the guts to discipline them, who will? Now it’s up for the people whether they wanted to support Liberal Party candidates or not. I think this time they will pick those with clean integrity. Not those who are corrupt and high-handed and arrogant.

  • Rovingmoron

    It is now up to Sec. Leila de Lima to investigae this Pasay City prosecutor. I’m sure by this time, she was already informed about this negative development in the DOJ. Dapat action na, Secretary de Lima.

  • mikerocky

    The alleged harassment of Espino and Garcia is not without any legal remedy and they are financially well equipped to hire the best lawyers to promote their respective causes. If proven that indeed they are being deliberately maligned they could sue for damages as well. So what is all the press brouhaha all about? Politics? Or guilty people trying to muddle the issue to save their reputation and still manage to get re-elected to keep the cash flow flowing in their direction. You cannot fool us ALL THE TIME!  

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

    Ayan ka na naman Tulfing. Nagakusa ka na naman ng walang ebidensiya. Kaya ka nadidimanda ng libel dahil sa mga ganitong kaso. Magkano ba ang dapat mong tanggapin mula kay Pnoy para tumahimik ka?  These are the common problems among the so-called police journalists. They can involve or expose names of some persons even without evidences. The problem is that when Tulfo is the one exposed, he will not stop unless he puts one over you or he gets revenge on that someone. Tulfo should name a spade a spade and not resort to rumor mongering.

  • ramelatilano

    galing ni tulpo beleive fa sanah skoh syoh…peroh ditoh hindih ha ha ha ha

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

    Election or not criminals should be prosecuted…. and fast..!!!!!!

  • 711sense

    Once again, RamonTulfo is muddling people without naming them. He claims not to be afraid of anyone but not naming the people he accused of wrongdoing shows the he is afraid or perhaps just waiting for bribe? I like him when he name names like the corrupt Gov. Corazon Malanyaon, Rep Dayanghirang and Mayor Nunez. That shows courage and straight forward reporting orperhaps they did not pay himoff?. Not naming names is pure hearsay and it will not stand in any court of law. Also, people like me will never believe it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_244E6RC6JYHJGKONBHGNND5K7Q Miguel Sarco

       komentarista si tulfo, he comments, pag nagpalabas siya ng mga statements, we do not expect him to do the investigation. kung alerto ang mga atoridad, sila na dapat ang maghanap ng matibay na evidensia. buti nga me ganyan, pag wala, ang dami natin pinoy, pero kokonti lang ang me tapang.

      • 711sense

        Hindi, ang tawag sa mga taong nag susumbong o nananaga ng taong nakatalikod at  hindi naman pinapangalanan ay Tsismoso. Kung hindi mo alam yan, baka kapatid o ninong mo si Ramon Tulfo. Matapang lang kung magsalita itong mga Tulfo brothers pero pagdating ng oras na pangalanan nila ang kanilang tsinitsismis, takot din sila. Salud ako pag pinangalanan nila ang mga taong kanilang nirereport sa mga taongbayan para alam ng mga tao kung sino sila at ng matutukan kaagad sila ng mga awtoridad. Kung takot rin lang silang pangalanan, huwag nalang nilang ipagsabi para walang mga tao na ma inis sa kanila. Mabuti yung mga ginagawa nila sa mga mahihirap at mga inaapi na mga tinutulungan nila pero masama yung tsinitsismis nila ang iba.

      • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

         “Kung takot rin lang silang pangalanan, huwag nalang nilang ipagsabi para walang mga tao na ma inis sa kanila.”        …ok din yang punto mo. pero kung hindi naman nya babatikusin ang mga kinaiinisan nating mga tao ay tiyak tatawagin naman natin siyang nasa payroll o ac/dc. at kung batikusin nya naman ngunit mag iwan ng ilang info’y tsismoso naman ang aabutin nya. so ano na lang ang gusto natin? kasi may rason kaya hindi ka muna basta basta magbibigay ng pangalan, di ba? at nang mag laon nga’y di ba nag bigay na rin siya ng mga pangalan about dun sa ilegal logging ba yun? pero, at isang malaking pero, kapag nama’y nagbigay na siya ng pangala’y ang sasabihin naman nating mga talangaka’y kesyo hindi siguro siya naabutan. wow, man. at mag tataka tayong mga pilipino kung bakit mixed nuts ang kalagayan ng bansa naten? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    nag-aakusa si tulfing ng walang ebidensya kasi di nya kayang pikyuran yung pasay prosecutor habang naglalaro sa casino.

    lesson learned na kc.kung kay raymart nga,nabugbog  sa pagkuha ng picture,sa prosecutor pa kaya?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    maangasan na naman si Claudine sa yo gulpihin ka na naman…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4PIU2AIGVXJNQ4UBH5X64MSFE mr

    Yung mayor ng Rosales, Pangasinan was from rags to riches buhat nung umupo sa pwesto. Kung tutoo ang sinabi ni Tulfo, di sangkot din mayor na to sa jueteng kagaya ng gobernador, kasi pareho silang dating pulis at mga goons nila na nangsasalvage ay mga pulis din. Dapat imbestigahan na ng CHR at Sandiganbayan ang mayor na to. Tumatakbo na vie mayor at misis naman ang tatakbong mayor. Mga tumutuligsa nga sa kanya sa FB ay tinakot na papapatay nya kaya huminto na mga to magkomento sa mga kasamaan ng magasawang to dahil sa takot na masalvage din sila

  • 444mangyan888

    Rosales mayor, Davao politicians…
    These are just some of the people named finally by Manong Mon.
    The writer had already suffered from the nastiest brickbats and rude criticisms here in the commetns sections.
    But here he is, trying to be barako in exposing illegal activities.
    Mr. PNoy our president, your bosses is calling your attention..!!!

  • basilionisisa

    funny, there’s a picture of Duterte ‘feeding’ the NPA, i couldn’t believe my eyes, hanga pa naman ako sa kanya, yan pala ang sekreto nya, ‘cavorting with the devil’ and sowing fear among his constituents kaya ‘peaceful’ sa Davao… or he is just “joining ‘em coz he can’t leak ‘em”?

    so, are you, Mr Tulfo an NPA sympathiser as well, that’s why you provide them free ad (or you are merely scared of them)?

    unless you can name names, i don’t believe injustice plays a role in people joining these bands of renegades (if it is true that their number is increasing). thieves and extortionists are what they are to most thinking people, as easy money and cowardly power are their clear aim, not any legitimate political cause.

    prove me wrong, Mr Tulfo.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Injustices swells corrupt judges’ ranks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y5JT275WY633AWI6T3A3QDAX7U Kailian

    ROSALES- Bearing placards with names of killed and missing people
    from the town, some members of Sangguniang Bayan (SB), village
    officials and residents held a vigil in front the police station here
    from five in the afternoon up to 7:30 in the evening last November 7.

    SB Member Romeo Sim said the people were alarmed by the unsolved
    killings/shootings and disappearances in the town, with 13 victims
    listed from June to October this year.

    “We are alarmed with the peace and order situation in our town. The
    police have not made effort to solve these killings or to inform the
    public on the development of these killings,” Sim said in a telephone
    interview.

    Sim further said they were expecting Mayor (Ricardo) Revita to take
    the front in solving these crimes “but until now he has not taken the
    lead, to the dismay of our town mates.”

    Councilor Antonio Muya, who also participated in the vigil, said the
    vigil-rally was meant to call the attention of the town police to take
    active role in solving the crimes.

    “We are saddened with the unsolved killings, some of which were
    committed in broad day light. The latest victim was former SK Chair
    Jefferson De Guzman of San Isidro village who was killed by
    unidentified gunmen,” Muya said.

    Both Sim and Muya said the killings and shooting incidents could not still be linked to political activities in the town.

    “That’s too early to speculate but we need the actions of police
    enforcers to shed light on the reasons and causes of these killings,”
    they said.

    Liga ng mga Barangay Federation President Susan Casareno said it was
    now time for the people of Rosales to come together and ask the local
    and police authorities to act on the killings, involuntary
    disappearances and robberies.

    She said they are calling for a solution to the unsolved 2012
    killings of Alfredo Casco, Paul Alabanza in Casanicolasan, Henry Bueno
    Gacusan in Carmen West, Gil Garcia Jr in San Luis, Luisito Garcia in San
    Luis, Reynaldo Co in Carmen East, Maximino P Cabudoy in Zone 4, Ben
    Brigania in Tomana East, and Jefferson De Guzman in San Isidro
    (Tabuyoc).

    Casareno further said Alex Mariano in Tomana West and Eligio Bince
    in Zone 5 were almost killed but survived the attempts on their lives
    while Jerry Mercado and Mac Mac Astor were reported to have been
    abducted and are still missing.

    She also said aside from the killings and shooting incidents,
    robberies are also rampant in the town. A robbery incident at the CSI
    Warehouse happened in June and another robbery took place at the IRN
    King Computer Shop in August this year.

    Efforts to reach Mayor Revita through cellular phone to get his side and reactions on the matter were futile.
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEBQI5ZIKWWO772AQEVZLNALMY Bong

    also a former SAID PNP Pasay Chief now assigned in Camp Bicutan is a heavy gambler.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEBQI5ZIKWWO772AQEVZLNALMY Bong

    the same is true why some mediamen are also killed by assassins.  One of these days, are some high profile mediamen?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QVR2HMWEPWZA4TV2Z2Q7BYF36A January

       yong sa ampatuan mga media din yon,may warning na yon sila but di maniwala,so..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    the late Ka Duroy Valencia was the father of “payola journalism” and Mon Tulfo is one of the countless practioners. It has been a culture since the time of Marcos

  • zeroko

    PNoy being a first timer President should  learn from previous Presidents of timing the accusations perceive or real should not be made prior to an election. It is a Gloria’s style all over again. Same dog with different collar. These Filipino-Chinese in our government has the impunity to make injustice no matter what to achieve their ends.

  • nes911

    What a lousy article! Sayang lang oras ko pgbasa.

    • jaygibi

      then you dont need to read and comment on it.. thats simple! intiende? lousy!

  • eirons1043

    First Happy New Year Mon and mabuhay ka pa ng matagal para gawin mo ang mga ginagawa mo ngayon. Those who attacked your comments/reports doesn’t noticed that you are one of the very few columnist that accepts criticism uncensored.  While it is true that you have to “earn” to make a living and sometimes palpak ka, the net result is still you are doing good than bad. Sigurado ko malulungkot ng sobra ang mga tirador mo pag nawala ang kolum mo.

  • parengtony

    If Mon Tulfo really has the goods on the Pasay City Prosecutor who he says gambles heavily, how difficult is it to name names or, to protect himself, to submit the name(s) confidentially to the DOJ Sec as well as to the Ombudsman herself (by law, anonymous tips she is obligated to investigate).

    • $20733759

      I  join your call , in fairness to all the other members of the Pasay prosecutor’s office who may be adversely  affected by Mr.Tulfo’s report, to single out and identify the subject person, if only to isolate him from the rest of the hard-working, honest ones.

  • cris lozada

    NAME NAMES MR TULFO PARA MAAKSYUNAN AGAD…. PARA KANG SHOWBIZ REPORTER  PURO BLIND ITEMS… KAYA KA NA BLOCK NI RAYMART!!!!!

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

    Showbiz ka n nman tulfing, puro blind item, ung mga kaibigan mong illegal logger pinangalanan m, ung prosecutor hindi, bakit?

    Ikampanya m d2 sa dyaryo na gumawa ng batas na nagbabawal pumasok ang opisyal ng gobyerno sa mga casino ng may silbi k nman bilang kulomnista.

  • Lara Kulit

    tsismoso!!!

  • ManongOsang

    Mon, Ano ba talaga ang gusto mo sa isang Presidente?

    Pag Corrupt na Gobyerno at laging protectado ang mga kaalyado like GMA & ERAP- galit ka!

    Now that PNOY is going after  Corrupt Officials- SASABIHIN mo na BAD TIMING!

    If Mar waited until after the Elections kahit na may ibedensya , it will be politics. Now that he acts on it, its politics.

    WALA! Kaya walang mangyari sa Pinas!

    Kung ang MASANG PILIPINO will VOTE against the LP candidates & will continue to support the likes of Espino… then, PROBLEMA na nila iyun.

    Huwag silang iiyak iyak!!!

    • popeyee

      Kung may evidence kasuhan na agad para makulong na, bakit pasuspende-suspende pa? Para pag pyestahan ng media?

  • poroawan

    I think it’s time for you to retire Ramon Tulfo… Most of your articles doesn’t make sense anymore.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7W7IOOVSMXPI4IM4SMGC47FS7I larry

    di lang judge ang makikita mo sa casino, meron pangang opisyal ng BIR e

  • $14334231

    hinihingian mo pero di ka binigyan kaya ini expose mo, ano????…..

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