Enrile: Gift, yes; bribe, no

Santiago returned P250K to Senate President

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

“It’s time to call a spade a spade,” Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Wednesday in response to an Inquirer report in which a colleague described as “unconscionable and unconstitutional” his decision to grant last Christmas P1.6 million in additional maintenance and other operating  expenses (MOOE) to each of 18 senators.

Four senators with whom Enrile does not see eye to eye on matters both professional and personal each received only P250,000.

Enrile invoked the exercise of his sole discretion in his refusal to give P1.6 million to the four senators—Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, his sister Pia, and Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Antonio Trillanes IV.

The Senate President said what he gave to his colleagues was not bribe money.

“Those senators who think that I am bribing anyone with additional budgets in order to keep my post as Senate President must have a very low opinion of their own colleagues,” Enrile said.

He said he was elected Senate President twice and could look at anyone straight in the eye in saying that “I did not buy this position. Not one single centavo of the people’s money is spent just to enable me to cling to this office.”

The senator, who disclosed the unequal Christmas cash “gifts” from Enrile and asked not to be named, said the P1.6 million could be interpreted as a bribe to prevent a Senate reorganization when Congress resumes its sessions on Jan. 21.

In a press statement, Enrile explained that the Cayetanos, Santiago and Trillanes were not totally left out of the picture when the additional MOOE was given to senators.

Enrile said the four received the first installment of P600,000 in additional MOOE that was released by the Senate budget office in November 2012.

The confusion apparently began when Enrile instructed his chief of staff, Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, to exclude him and the four senators “in the succeeding releases of any further additional MOOE.”

This meant the four senators did not receive the second installment of P1.3 million and the final installment of P318,000—amounts that Enrile said were released before the Christmas break.

Enrile said a request by the Senate budget office made him approve “the use of the amounts that I waived and those that I did not authorize to be released to the four senators to be used by the Senate for its other expenditures. This is all on record.”

Enrile wondered why the issuance of additional MOOEs suddenly became an issue. He said he had been giving the MOOEs to senators since he was chosen Senate President in 2008.

These included the P1 million for each senator in 2008 as a second tranche to the P500,000 earlier released by then Senate President Manuel Villar; P1 million each in 2009; two tranches—P1.316 million and P318,000—in 2010; and three tranches—P500,000, P1.3 million and P318,000 in 2011.

“All the senators, including those now complaining or calling it  ‘unconscionable’ and ‘unconstitutional’ received these amounts. Yet they never said anything nor questioned it before,” Enrile said.

Nearly P2 million

It was Santiago who clarified in an interview with Radyo Inquirer Wednesday that the P250,000 in cash gift that Enrile gave to all senators for Christmas was different from the P1.6 million given to each of the 18 senators.

They were Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto, Panfilo Lacson, Manuel Villar, Joker Arroyo, Edgardo Angara, Franklin Drilon, Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, Sergio Osmeña III, Teofisto Guingona III, Manuel “Lito” Lapid, Ramon Revilla Jr., Francis Pangilinan, Gregorio Honasan, Aquilino Pimentel III, Ralph Recto and Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Santiago said this meant that the 18 got “nearly P2 million each as Christmas gift, ha? Sarap ng senador!”

‘Personal cash gift’

In her case, Santiago said she ordered her staff to return the P250,000 that the Office of the Senate President’s staff described as “JPE’s (Enrile’s initials) personal cash gift” on Jan. 4.

“He returned my biscuits, so I returned his cash,” Santiago explained, referring to the baked goodies from Panaderia de Molo of Iloilo that she gave to Enrile for Christmas.

She said her staff automatically deposited the check but when she learned about it, she promptly ordered the money returned to Enrile.

Fair enough

The Senate President confirmed he sent back the biscuits and cited his strained relations with Santiago as the reason for returning them.

Enrile said he learned that Santiago gave back the P250,000 on Monday.

“I was told that Senator Santiago sent me back a check for the same amount of P250,000 with a letter from her chief of staff explaining that the check I gave was inadvertently deposited. So Senator Santiago gave back my gift, as I gave back hers. Fair enough,” he said.

 

Issue: Unequal amounts

Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. told the Inquirer that there was nothing irregular in Enrile’s issuance of additional MOOE.

“But honestly speaking, while (Enrile) has the discretion (to issue additional MOOE), it’s obvious that the issue at hand is why senators were given unequal amounts. So a disgruntled senator approached media,” Pimentel said in a phone interview.

Estrada and Lacson were the first to confirm publicly Wednesday that they received the additional MOOE from the Office of the Senate President.

Both, however, insisted that Enrile had the authority to realign unspent funds and convert these to MOOE.

Estrada said his office was using this type of fund from the Senate President’s office “to aid calamity victims” such as those from a recent fire in his bailiwick, San Juan City, and Typhoon “Pablo” victims in Compostela Valley.

Lacson said in a text message that “all the monies are with my finance officer and are (being) disbursed for their intended purposes.”

Sotto sounded upset when asked in a text message for a statement on the accusations against Enrile. “They can become Senate President so they can do what they want to do,” he said.

Disagreements

Enrile came under fire for alleged selectivity in the distribution of “cash gifts” to fellow senators. There are speculations that the four senators were singled out because at one point, they stood their ground during disagreements with the Senate President.

Pia and Santiago, for example, were very assertive in their defense of the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill during Senate deliberations despite the strong opposition to the measure by Enrile and some of his allies.

Trillanes and Enrile had heated exchanges last September after the younger senator criticized the unwarranted pressure that the latter allegedly exerted on colleagues to ensure they would favor the approval of a bill creating a new province out of Camarines Sur.

Minority Leader Cayetano’s objections to some rulings issued by Enrile during the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona also did not sit well with the Senate President who was the presiding officer.

“I stand by the exercise of my sole discretion not to authorize any further releases of additional MOOE last December to the (four) senators …. It is time to call a spade a spade,” he said.

Enrile noted that while Trillanes and the Cayetanos “are supposedly members of the minority in the Senate,” they chair committees that allow them to receive allowances.

Enrile said Trillanes, “despite his move to the minority” after their very public spat, “has retained the chairmanship of the civil service committee and of the oversight committee on government procurement with a budget of P10 million annually, which was just recently increased to P15 million.”

Cayetano, the minority leader, Enrile noted, “being an officer of the Senate, has a bigger budget than the other senators. He also has a budget as a member of the Commission on Appointments, the chairmanship of the E-Commerce Oversight Committee with an annual budget of P6 million, and now a new oversight committee chairmanship (Bases Conversion Development Authority), which he requested to be created with an annual budget of P10 million.”

Pia chairs the Senate health committee as well as the committee on youth, women and family relations—a position that put her at the helm of the RH debates since the measure was examined and sponsored by this panel.

“Plus the Clean Water Act oversight committee with an annual budget of P10 million,” Enrile said in pointing out Pia’s third assignment.

Questionable membership

“On the other hand, Senator Santiago’s supposed membership in the majority is questionable, to say the least, as she has publicly and repeatedly denounced and attacked me, just like Senator  Trillanes. She does not consider me a friend and I do not think she considers me the head of the Senate and that is fine with me,” Enrile said.

“Yet, masquerading as a member of the majority, Senator Santiago continues to hold the chairmanship of the committee on constitutional amendments plus two oversight committees with annual budgets of P15 million and P10 million,” he added.

Enrile also noted that Arroyo, the fourth member of the Senate minority bloc, “who really and actually acts as a (minority) member … doing his job at fiscalizing even more than the minority leader. (Arroyo) declined to chair any committee, regular or oversight, so unlike the Cayetano siblings.”

Enrile said he remained confident he could explain how the Senate budget was spent despite efforts of some to stir controversy.

Mr. Aquino’s vacated post

In response to the issues raised by the anonymous senator, Enrile said while the Senate seat vacated by President Aquino in 2010 was a source of additional funds for the Senate, the budget for that seat was not the only source of the Senate’s savings.

Earlier reports said funds meant for Mr. Aquino’s remaining three years as senator were considered savings that were eventually realigned for other Senate expenditures.

“As agreed in the past with all the senators, the savings from the vacant seat may be used for the other expenditures and requirements of the Senate, including the augmentation of the budgets of the senators serving their terms,” Enrile explained.

Employees’ bonus package

He added that “toward the end of each year and before the holidays, the Senate Secretariat and the Senate’s budget office (determine) how much savings we have generated and how to allocate available savings, including the Christmas package for the Senate employees, what is due under the collective negotiation agreement with the employees union (S.E.N.A.D.O.), and what may be available for distribution as additional MOOE to the senators’ offices.”

Enrile said since he became Senate President in November 2008, he had prioritized the needs of employees before exercising his discretion to use the remaining available savings.

“The only thing I find humorous about this whole controversy is that I am being accused of  ‘giving,’ albeit generously to most, but not as generously to a few …(four) to be exact,” he said.

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  • $37644997

    You must be getting old.Money is money but my question is-Is this your personal money?There are a lot of people who worries too much on their next day meal and here you are showing none sense.

  • mon key

    enrile is “giving gifts” to senators using public funds! this is very irregular! our country is very poor. children in public schools all over the archipelago do not have text books. so many barangays do not have potable water. so many barangay health centers do not have basic medicines. AND we have a senator “giving gifts” using public funds as if those funds were his? PT*NG *N*! Wala na ba’ng hiya ang taong ito? 

    • 12JEM

      Enrile is the quintessential embodiment of the Philippines Senate.  The Senate is the Gift of the Filipino voters to the Nation.

      In fact, Enrle soundly sleeps all nights with thee undying thought that he is a unique GIFT to islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    • est

      Grabe talaga ang daming nagugutom ibinigay nalang sana sa nasalanta sa bagyo

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    It does not matter whether it’s gift or bribe. What matters is if the money is yours to give, you sob.

  • Rio Legaspi

    Kakainis pakinggan ang mga ito, dahil ginagawa tanga ang mga tao! Ang dami at ang dali humanap ng dahilan! 

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Say goodbye to your money Filipino people.  It’s your money that Enrile gave away and owning it to be his.  That’s how corrupt that person, meanwhile lots of Filipinos are in danger of famine because of disasters from Mindanao that still need relief aids.  Flooding in Bicol and Visayas regions which devastated farmlands which destroyed peoples livelihoods.

    He gave it away to already plumb and greasy fats senators while millions in the Philippines are still malnourish. 

    I don’t think you can pry that meaty gift from the jaws of croc senators.  You have to kill them.

    • Jane Tan

      Yes, this is the Senate President that claims to be pro-life.

  • Bansot

    Mr Senate President, what exemplary work have your collegues accomplished for them to be entitled for a $250,000 bonus ???From you own words, you were elected by your collegues, and all of you were elected by  the Filipino voters. All of you elected officials made a solem oath that you will depend the constitution and protect the interest of the people at all times. Why then will you get a bonus for doing the jobs ( have you?) that you are expected to do as public servants?

  • superpilipinas

    80 Milyon na bobong pinoy na nagbabayad ng buwis at bumuboto sa mga corrupt na mga namumuno ng gubyerno natin!

    Ang presidente ng Pilipinas…bakit hindi niya inuna ang FOI bill? bakit hindi niya inimbita ang mga mambabatas para ipasa itong FOI? Pero inimbita niya para ipasa kaagad ang RH….Kasi may kita sa RH? Bakit inuna ang Sin Tax Bill?…Kasi malaking pera yan?

    Ang presidente ng Senado…namimigay ng daan daang libong pera pang regalo. Ano yan galing sa buwis na binayad natin? wow talaga. regalo man yan o sulsol o budget, pareho lang yan. daming namamatay sa gutom, krimen, dengue, bagyo, etc. dahil sa kapabayaan!

    Ang leader ng House of Representative, gustong unahin ang Divorce….tulad ng RH para guluhin nanaman ang isip ng mga bobong pinoy at makalimutan ang FOI?

    He-he-he.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUDXSLGDJSVES3MAZKXXMXJXXM Ratzkey

    STEP DOWN Juan Ponce “Kapit-tuko” Enrile!! The people DO NOT need you!!

  • pasaway008ako

    ngakngak na naman tayo, eh tayo rin ang may kasalanan diyan, Gustong-gusto natin silang iboto, tapos ngak-ngak tayo ng ngak-ngakkkkkk….nakakatawa tayong lahatttttt….

    • est

      I dont think binoto yan ng tao ng daya yan sa election

  • boybakal

    Gift, I agree.
    Kung tutuusin, barya barya lang yan sa mga senador.
    Kay Enrile, pampalubag loob lang.

  • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

    giving gifts pero public funds ang gamit….philippine senate one of the many inutil house of the republic…sila sila nag babayaran gamit ang pondo ng bayan. kawawang Juan dela Cruz … for trapos, more fun in the philippines nga !

  • Simon Ward

    Once again, Enrile and/or the interviewer sidesteps the key issue.

    ALERT: Disqus censorship is at work again. I’ve no idea what, in my previous treatise, triggered its journey to oblivion, but once again I forgot to copy before posting! 300 words down the tubes.

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    If I have little decency left on me as a senator who received cash gifts from senate president I should return it as ‘unwanted gift’.

    Nobody in his or her right mind can accept that much money which they know came from public funds, meaning pera ng taong-bayan.

    Nakakahiya kayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    GIFTS are GIVEN to family members, because your intention is YOU LOVE your families——-If GIFTS are GIVEN to CO WORKERS specially of SUSPICIOUS amount of money–YOU are favoring your OWN INTEREST Manong Enrile——
    Kahit SINONG Psychologist and TANONGIN mo Manong Enrile—Ang RESULTA ng GINAWA mo ay SUHOL o PADULAS—–Itong 2 words na yan ay CORRUPTION—–
    Manong Enrile WANTS to BUT SUPPORTS in the SENATE to PROTECT his INTEREST—-

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.a.martinez Bobby Martinez

    Puti pa ang mga Senator naghihirap kaya’t kailangan ng X’mas gift…. kawawa naman si Juan de la Cruz walang X’mas gift….

  • payutenyodagimas

    the president was elected in 2010 and the senate still provides a budget for the vacant position? and until 2016?

    the gifts considered as MOOE? at the end of the year? what else to pay?

    paging COA..MOOE should be supported by invoices.  im sure the disbursed amounts will be converted into cash for their own pockets..

    and to think they disapproved of the military and police practice of conversions…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CVOYICYY4DGKLPPZTFKEEGPZSQ G Gajelonia

    Gift? You can’t qualify it as a gift if it is not yours to give. The money is from taxpayers. I highly doubt they would gift Senators money for Christmas, especially when these elected officials subject the public to sheer stupidity (yes, Sotto I’m talking about you). Shameless. Very shameless, Mr. Senate President.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TR5LH2EHBECNMFYK43DZKZ7PGE JOSE

    Nothing Illegal means within the law. Kung wala kaying alam sa bagay wag kayo magkomento. Enrile did not even take money. You didnt even clarify kung papaano ginastos ng senador ang pera. They had a budget and they saved money. They’ve give their workers even the lowest of them bonuses. Yan hirap sa Pinoy. Husga na lang ng husga. If they spent the money for personal reason, then they can be charg a d with graft. This is just like pork. Even aquino does this.

    • kulittwit

       Immoral and unethical. Government employees and soldiers even cancelled christmas parties just to be able to give to typhoon victims!!!

    • zeroko

      Manong. Basahin mo muna ang sinabi ni Lady Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago bago ka mag post ng blog dito. He he he. No comment.

  • joerizal

    Ako ang nalulula sa laki ng halagang pinag-uusapan dito. Kung magkuwento sila e parang tuyo at daing lang ang pinamimigay ni JPE. Mga wala na ngang nagagawa para sa bayan, panay pa ang huthot ng kaban ng bayan. I-abolish ang senado at siguradong makakatipid tayo ng bilyones, basta wag lang ida-divert ang pondo sa mga gagong kongresista…pero siguradong mangyayari din yon. Mga walang kaluluwa at kunsiyensiya ang mga taong ito. Yan ang katunayan kung bakit sila gumagastos ng milyones nila para maging senador. Kasi madaling mabawi ang puhunan sa dami ng kurakot. Ang kakapal ng mukha niyo!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/67RMK3SB7FI22XPPEXF75OLOOA Marco

      Will SAID!!!! Kasing kapal ng halllow-blocks ang mga pagmumukha nila. Napapanahon na talaga para e-abolish ang SENADO at CONGRESO. Puro bulsa lang at pansariling kapakanan ang inaatupag nila. Malayo na tayo sa mga karatig bansa natin sa Asia like Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore & Indonesia. Instead kasi na pag papaunlad ang ginagawa ng mga hinayupak na to, poro pagpapayaman ng sariling bulsa ang inuuna. Well, well, “ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES”!   

  • EOJ

    Dafuq Enrile!!!! Go to hell!!!!

  • xelyxs56

    Kahit nga ito ay GIFT, makakaepekto pa rin ito para magkaroon ng balanseng paghuhusga itong mga mambabatas na tumanggap mula kay Enrile. Dito sa bansa kung san ako nakatira ay napakatransparent ng mga nasa pamahalaan.There was once an instance that a minister was invited for the blessing of a newly bullt ship. The minister received a gift which the people thought was not to expensive and because the press said that this was not appropriate ….ibinalik kaagad ng ministro ang regalo without any explanation…Sa madalit sabi may Delikadesa ang mga nanunungkulan dito..Kung ako sa mga senador ibabalik ko ito sa kanya .Dapat tanggalin na ang mga ganitong practice para tuloy tuloy ang Good Governance sa Pinas,

  • kulittwit

    Stupid! You are giving away something which is not yours!

  • rolandtr

    How can they invesigate with moral ascendancy abusive GOCC’s when they can do this? Watch Enrile’s favorable rating plummet after this abuse. Legal? Yes! Bad taste? More like it! Maybe they should have just collectively allocated the savings for the Pablo victims in Mindanao. Imperial Enrile at his element!

  • frudo

    pera ng taong bayan ang pinamimigay mo ano ba yan?

  • TataRamonKo

    Para kay Manong ang lahat ay negosyo. Ang pagiging senador nya ay para protektahan ang kanyang negosyo. Hindi ba’t kaya nga kandidato ring senador ang kanyang anak para may magpapatuloy sa pagprotekta sa kanilang negosyo? Hindi ba’t napakagaling nyang magpalit ng kulay pulitika na parang hunyango dahil ang pulitika para sa kanya ay isang negosyo? At ang balitang ito, ano pa nga ba??? ISANG NEGOSYO!

    Napakagaling nyang negosyante! Ang puhunan lang ay bilugin ang ulo ng maraming madaling mautong mga Pinoy! Tsk tsk tsk…

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

    Fully agree this is unconscionable and unconstitutional to disburse this people money for not intended purposed. Imagine since 2008 mahiya naman kayo nagpapasarap kayo sa pera ng taong bayan…Noong impeachment trial CJ Corona ang lilinis nyo flawless ang galing nyong magtalumpati  SHAME ON YOU. stand by the exercise of my sole discretion as senate president not to authorize any further releases of additional MOOE last December to the (four) senators …Mga walang mudo ang tanong dito pera nyo ba ito na gawing gift or bonus  

  • wvillaro822

    The same Senators that impeached/convicted Corona for not including his loot on his SALN, I wonder how their SALN look like.  All this PH Senators are corrupt to the core and must be booted out. 

  • zeroko

    Yan ang magaling nating mga “Filipino-Chinese” na sa pwesto sa mga matataas na opisina sa gobyerno. Sige, boto parin ninyo ang mga insekkto. Magpasakop kayo, mga isang damukal na uto-uto. We are not called a “Nation of Slaves” for nothing. Binta ninyo ang boto ninyo sa highest bidder!

    I”m an Independent Mayor Candidate here in Q.C. I not undaunted even if the odds is against me. I will fight for the sake of the entire Filipino race! I may be a fool fighting against the corrupt establishment, but so be it, even if this is the last legacy I can contribute to my country.

    • Ogie

      May the good Lord will bless you & guide through triumphantly to achieve the victory of good against evil. God bless you! You will gain the victor of your struggle!

      • zeroko

        Today, I can already feel the finger of suppression and intimidation by the powers in be from the City Hall. My Business license is at stake. They require me to to take picture of my shop when before there was none. I am required by the Barangay to take a picture of my shop before they issue my Business Barangay Clearance. 

        While Bistek were allowed to give away last Christmas, gifts, cash, and foodstuff to the marginalized poor and Senior Citizen which is an indirect pre-campaigning, on my part, I am not allowed to introduce myself to the electorate in Q.C. Hall.. Then again, I was in Q.C. Hall today, Jan. 10 while issuing my fliers I was suddenly surrounded by Muscular men of City Hall and admonish me to go away. Imagine, an INdependent Mayor Candidate is blatantly disrespected by boys of Bistek. I am prohibited to approach the tax payers today.  Hall. He he he. While Bistek post his pictures all over Q.C., complement of tax payers, on my part, I was not allowed to distribute a 2 X .8.5 fliers among those who were paying their Business Mayor’s Permit, and also, those paying Real Estate Tax.

        I had a fierce discussion with the Bistek “SSS” people working with him, we even went to the COMELEC Q/C. to discuss the legality. The matter of discussion is Pre-election. I said that in the Paquiao fight, during the commercial break, the Senator aspirant nephew of PNoy went on the air, in the ANC, as early. And as early  as Nov. last year several Senators has already appeared in the T.V. talk show which is also a violation of the pre-campaign period. The same with UNA, their Senatorial line up starts appearing as early as January 5, 2013. The question is, why does these Bistek boys zero in on me, a lone Candidate? Kung malalakas na politiko, pwedeng mag violate, but kung small time katulad ko, he heh. Violator daw.

        He he he. They say, we are in Democracy, I say, no. We are actually an Oligarchy state where the very rich, the influential and the powerful people reign over the populace. They have no qualm violating the law. But if people like me follows their trend, he he he. I am a violator.

        When I ask them who they are, the answered that they are from the Q.C. Hall Intelligence group. He hehe. The problem is, Bistek has still an Intelligence group in spite of PNoy telling the LGUs to abolish their Intelligence Office because this is one source of corruption. Nakita ninyo, the President says, no intelligence, Bistek says, no, I will still have mine.

  • japokjackpot

    why is it when philippines politicians grow old they become more greedy? their wisdom for corruption seems to be acceptable to the culture? how will this change the perception of the youngsters of today? how on earth that an old man like enrile can fool and manipulate the hopeful minds of 90 million plus filipinos? philippines can never be a prosperous nation if politicians are like this. dear fellow filipinos, do not vote or support this politicians up to the third degree of their consanguinity or bloodline. remember the bloodlines of the vampires, wolves, and other freakish creatures were extinguished by our ancestors so we as present voters and responsible filipinos should act now and do the same. purge the aswangs, manananggals, tiyanaks and malignos of our beloved country the philippines.

  • boy_pogi

    Sotto:  puro kayo dakdak. magsenador din kayo kung gusto ninyo ng 1.6milyon christmas bonus!! 

    • spider69

      dapat pa bang iboto ang ganitong klaseng senador.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/67RMK3SB7FI22XPPEXF75OLOOA Marco

      Isa pang bwusit yan si Sotto. Kupal talaga at di na nahiya si tinuran. Palibahasay tapos ng ESKOL BUKOL kaya tingnan nyo mga egan, asal bata kong magsasalita. Di pa nga nawawaglit sa isip ng taong bayan yong pangungupya nya ng speech nya. KAPAL ng PAGMUMUKHA!

  • Mickey Hiss

    While the BIR via Ms Henares ruthlessly chases every taxpayer for every his/her hard-earned centavo, senators merrily spend our money like candy, saying “there’s nothing wrong.”  Why does government assume every taxpayer is a crook and every senator/congress-person is a saint?

  • batangsulpok

    Yan ang klase ng mga pulitiko sa Pilipinas, ang mga senador ay milyon-milyon magbigay ng regalo, ang mga Governor at Mayor ay milyon din ang binabayaran sa lechon tulad sa Cebu pero maraming Pilipino ang gutom kaya tama sila, IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES.

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Enrile will go down as an icon of trapo and corrupt politics. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    TANGA TALAGA ITONG MATANDANG ITO RELIGIOUS PANATIC KAHIT MALUBOG PILIPINAS SA KAHIRAPAN MASUNOD LANG SI SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! OBISPO WAGAS NA SINUNGALING MATATAKAW SA MONTERO BUWAYA!! BRAIN WASH ENRILE TO BE IDIOT AND STUPID!!

  • Noypi11

    The balimbing senator, Enrile, said that itis time to call a spade a spade. So we him ” Enrile the corrupt senator”. When will th rest of the Philippine senate have the balls to kick this guy out of being the Senate President?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/67RMK3SB7FI22XPPEXF75OLOOA Marco

      RIP to Senador Juan. Tapos na maligayang araw mo sa politika. Uliyanin ka na nga, korakot ka pa rin. Kakahiya ka, at wala kang pinagkatandaan. Bwesit!.

  • GMGuerrero

    ENRILE, THE BEST BULLSHIT ARTIST IN THE WORLD.

    • EOJ

       Worst bullshit sounds better.

  • barada69

    how can you coined this bribe as “gifts”, this is public money which is not yours to “gift”.
    Legally/Morally speaking you can give something as a gift if this is yours, this is public money hence you have no right to give it as a “gift” ! period ! it’s my money too ! I did not gave you permission to give my money away as “gift”. It’s BRIBE money plain and simple. Enrile thinks the public are stupid, he has no regards to tax payers hard earned money.

  • yesyesyo

    What a way to end his political career, being true to form as a self-serving and corrupt politician.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Magiging 89 na si Enrile next month, hindi basta basta namamatay ang masamang damo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    Di nga naman fair and bigayan kaya ayon umusok ang apoy. kung pare parehas lang sana ang hatian e di walang uusok. nag selos tuloy ung 4.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      1.6M for biscuits, talagang sobrang mahal naman. Kaya naging kuripot si Enrile.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Animal ka Juan!! Maraming sinalanta si Pedro!!

    UNA sa kurakot at kawalanghiyaan!!

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Pareho lang yata ang UNA at LP kung nakita niya kung paano isinulong ni Drilon ang budget na punong-puno ng pork at MOOE at bloated staffing na syang kino-convert as savings at ipinamimigay bilang bonus sa katapusan ng taon.

      Kaya ng umangal si Joker bakit hindi inusisa ang budget for 2013. Nga lang, lone voice in the wilderness si Joker.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    “The only thing I find humorous about this whole controversy is that I am being accused of  ‘giving,’ albeit generously to most, but not as generously to a few …(four) to be exact,” he said.
     
    Tingnan mo ang kalokohan ng pinakamatandang senador. Tuwang-tuwa siya sa pangaalaska niya sa mga senador na ayaw sa kanya. Parang isip bata o bumabalik na sa isip bata… Baka sa susunod ay manakit na yan… Ingat kayo dyan sa senado!!!

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Malapit na po siya mag 89 next month. Hindi namamatay basta basta ang masamang damo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

    woudn’t it be more gratifying if gifts come from your own pocket?

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

       250,000 for biscuits, namamahalan si Enrile.

  • gemini1971

    Gift huh!..yeah sure!

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

    Actually, it’s difficult to differentiate between gift and bribe.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      It’s difficult to differentiate between gift and bribe but MOOE has definitely increased by almost 50% according to DBM’s Florencio Abad.

      Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Good job Senator Santiago.  Using people money as a gift to fellow senatong is very obvious a bribe.

    I pray that all the senators who received the 1.6m bribe from Enrile may their families choke to death while eating steaks and lobsters while poor Filipinos are suffering from malnutritions.

    • speaksoftlylove

       Naku ha, pinuri mo si Santiago tapos “may their families choke to death?” Kasama rin si Santiago? Kumpleto rekado yang si Santiago pero ngayon lang yan binigyan ng maliit (if you can consider it small amount). So yong mga nakaraang taon sana wag magchoke to death ang pamilya ni Santiago, ganun?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

    niloloko ni juan si juan….hehehe, tao nga naman…ang itinuturo sa kapwa ka walang hiyaan !!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

    pundido na ang isip, time to go…….

  • JK1000

    Enrile won’t step down until he sees his son Jack Enrile comes aboard, he wants to make sure someone from his family is protecting their wealth and interests. He can’t rely on his puppets ( Jinggoy Estrada, Gringo Honasan, Tito Sotto, Ping Lacson ) to protect his huge wealth that he acquired during his years with the brutal dictator Ferdinan Marcos . The guy has NO SHAME AT ALL .

    • mabyrik

      Agree

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

    Filipinos won’t see this as an issue if those “cash gifts” came from JAKA.  But since those “cash gifts” fall under the account of “additional operating expenses” that is sourced from taxpayers’ money, this is really a very big issue for the Filipino people. 

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Kaya halos 50% ang inilaki ng MOOE ayon kay DBM Florencio Abad.

      Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

        thanks for the info

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        ur welcome CC.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

    sikat sa kawalang hiyaan……

  • Hey_Dudes

    I will not hesitate giving doles to anybody as long as the money I am donating do not belong to me.  Anyone of this kind of persuasion will not have problem being a Santa Claus.

    Money truly is the root of evil just ask the 13 people who just got killed in Quezon.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

  • UrHONOR

    TRANSLATION:

    Gift ………. Regalo/Aginaldo
    Bribe…….. Aginaldo/Regalo

  • Belekoy

    While the victims of Typhoon Pablo are freezing from the cold and begging for food from passing motorists, here is a Philippine politician recycling lots of free money among his colleagues and Senate personnel. Isn’t any wonder why our country is a hopeless place for idealists and honest human beings?

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Enrile: As the senate president, it is incumbent duty to give away money that I do not own.

    Lacson: I did receive MOOE, sounds almost like moolah, but not to be confused with bribery.

    Miriam: I spilled the beans on Enrile because he spilled the beans on me and my husband.

    Joker: I told you the budget was railroaded, with bloated staff allocations converted as savings.

    Drilon: What’s wrong with railroading the budget? We did it in record time 5 days max.

    Kiko: Noted. Please also note that as an outgoing senator, I deserve some pabaon.

    Koko: Natorotot na nga ako, ipagkakait nyo pa sa akin ang cash gift.

    Lapid: I got a piece of the picha-pie. Ang charap-charap ng picha-pie, lalo na pag libre.

    Pia: Even if Manong gives me 2M, it’s nothing compared to safe, satisfying sex.

    Chiz: I normally don’t talk unless there’s pogi points to be had. No comment.

    Loren: I deny receiving any cash gift from Enrile. You can measure my unhappiness index.

    Jinggoy: I will go down with Manong Johnny. Pull us down if you can.

    Sotto: This has nothing to do with plagiarism. Don’t make a mountain out of an anthill.

    Marcos: Sabi ni Daddy, si Manong Johnny sobrang trying hard to be popular ever since.

    Gringo: 2M lang? I think I deserve more. History owes me more than that.

    Trillanes: Putek, iniskandalo na ako ni Manong, tapos ang barat pa ng cash gift sa akin.

    Angara: Buti na lang no one noticed I got 2.3B for my APECO sandcastle. 2M is peanuts.

    PNoy: This time, I will respect the independence of 3 branches of gov’t. No comment.

    Gloria: This is a textbook example of holiday economics thru Xmas cash gift.

    Erap: 2M ba? Swak na swak yan para sa stem-cell therapy sa St. Luke’s.

    Mar: Mabuti naman at iba na ang nasa hot seat. 2 weeks ng pinupuntirya ang DILG & PNP.

    • FernandoBusi

      really had a laugh reading this … tnx

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Thanks. LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    tuwang-tuwa ang mga naka-tanggap ng GIFT KUNO ang mga senators nito, bakit gustong-gusto niya maging SENATE PRESIDENT, siguradong mas malaki ang GIFT niya sa sarili…haaa  ano ba ang batas ng government na ang mga senators na ito ay magkano ang sweldo nila at ano-ano ang mga benefits nila bilang senator? wala naman sinasabi ang government kung ano-ano ang benefits na natatanggap ng bawat government officials at employees, para naman malaman ng taongbayan kung magkano ang natatanggap nila sa benefits pa lang?  ano kaya ang opinion ng PRESIDENT at VICE-PRESIDENT ng bansa, sila lang naman ang mas powerful kaysa sa mga senators nito…

  • UrHONOR

    PAG nagbigay ang pangkaraniwang kabayan = regalo/aginaldo

    Pag nagbigay ang pulitekero, lalo na ang isang bird doo goh = suhol/lagay/langis/padulas/tongpats/sundot.

  • GaryFil

    Kapag talaga pera pinag-usapan, kahit mayayaman at may mga titulo, nagiging hangal…  Dahil sa pera…  Animo ay asong naglalaway…  Hindi inyo yan hoy!

  • duviz7533

    in any language..corruption pa din yan….JPE aka lolong da buwaya

  • kayanatwo

    09jan2013

    nobody asked me, but….was it a standard operating procedure to disburse or give away govt operating funds (aka taxpayer’s money) as in form of gifts or bonus to public officials and govt. employees? 

    no wonder juan dela cruz is saddled by high taxes with low wages so that “chameleons” like JPE would have the luxury to spend it like it was ” grown and pick out from a tree”.

  • duviz7533

    sa mag senadores na tumangap…..DI BALE NA ANG KARANGALAN BASTA MAY PAGKAKAPERAHAN

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZYJLDPFZXW3GZVHSY5TOQZX6D4 SojuSaki

    GIFT MY ASSSS…As if it’s your personal money you are giving away.

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    Sa karamihan sa ating mga Pinoy, walang pagkaiba sa meaning ng gift at bribe, kasi ang karamihan sa atin magbibigay kuno ng gift pero may halong utang na loob naman ito. Kaya ako, iniiwasan ko ang tumatanggap ng gift dahil alam ko isusumbat ito sa akin balang araw. Hindi na kayo nasanay sa kulturang pinoy?  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZYJLDPFZXW3GZVHSY5TOQZX6D4 SojuSaki

    Since Mr. Enrile admitted he gave the money as GIFT to his nice colleagues, he should pay Donor’s Tax.  

  • mark1205

    Public office is the most lucrative business in the Philippines! More fun for Enrile!

  • Labandera1

    Here’s the irony, just a few days ago, budget secretary Bucth Abad was calling the international community to give more on typhoon Pablo victims na halos walang makakain at walang matutulugan walang kumot at walang unan while Enrile was giving P1.6 million pesos to the already very wealthy senators. Enrile ano ba may dementia ka na ba. Noong nangampanya kayo sa eleksiyon sabi ninyo tutulong kayo sa mga taong mahirap subalit ngayon na nasa puwesto kayo pinagtulongtulungan ninyo ang pera ng bayan para inyong sarili lamang..Mga wala kayong puso bituka na lang ang natitira sa inyo…

    • Ogie

      Hahahaha! kahit bituka wala na yan! kaya di mabubusog ang mga kawatan na senador. Kaya ayaw sa Death Penalty takot masalang sa chamber pero ang lakas ng loob magnakaw ng salapi ng bayan! puweee!!!! Kailan kaya magkaroon ng rub out sa senado at congreso para ubos lahat ang mga buwetring senators!!

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    WAG NA KAYO MAGTAKA KUNG BAKIT MASARAP ANG MOOE.

    ____________________________________________

    According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

    “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

    Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

    Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more growth. Go figure.

    Pres. PNoy, anong say niyo?…………..?…………..?

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    “Kayo po na naka upo,

    Subukan nyo namang tumayo,

    At baka matanaw, at baka matanaw na nyo

    Ang tunay na kalagayan ko”

    Chorus of “Upuan” by Gloc 9
     

  • $37644997

    Manong,if you cannot catch the pebble on my hand then it’s time for you to go.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QW4Q3WBQ65CU63FJRP6RH3F3A dan dan

    SOTTO keeps showing his UNBECOMING CHARACTER as a Senator.Wonder why FILIPINOS Keep Voting the Likes of SOTTO,ENRILE,MARCOS,ESTRADA and LAPID.Not ONLY POOR JUDGEMENT but and INSULT to MANY FILIPINOS.MAGISING NAMAN KAYO.

  • im_earth

    hays.. pag questionin si Enrile sasagotin naman cya e may authorization cyang mamigay. nasa batas daw. and its up to the senators na binigyan ano ang ggawin nila sa pera at itatrack naman daw sa pamamagitan ng reimbursements of receipts at etc. .

    cguro daming nag.agree jan sa law na yan na ipamigay ang extra savings sa mga senador.

  • farmerpo

    MOOe… acronym pa lang, masarap na. Bakang baka! Alang sinabi ang pork. 101% na hindi nili liquidate o ina account amd MOOe… pasok sa miscellaneous  expense…pang sabong eka nga.
    Thank you mga senadores, ang gagaling po ninyo.

  • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

    Non sequitur. Tinanong ka tungkol sa pangreregalo mo ng milyones na punong puno ng pamemersonal, sinagot mo naman ng mga committees na hawak ng ibang senador.

    Parang ke trillanes din, Tinanong ka kung bakit parang atat ka dun sa paghahati ng Camarines, bigla mo ding iniba ang topic.

    Non sequitur. Panlaban ni Enrile.

  • Frankfreud27

    Makapal ang mukha nitong si Enrile.Kung may isip yan, bakit siya magbibigay ng ganoong kalaking halgang gift sa mga senador, Hindi niya pera yan, pera ni Juan de la Cruz yan. Manong, konting delikadesa naman.

  • im_earth

    PUBLIC MONEY is not for GIFT GIVING to ALL SENATORS!
    Call it a gift if its from your own pocket money.

    Like Senator Miriam Santiago says that she give biscuits to Enrile but returned back.
    Biscuits is money spent by Miriam while Php 1.6M is money spent from PUBLIC FUNDS!

    di naman tayo namimigay ng gift nun pasko na hindi galing sa atin ang pera.
    nangutang pa nga kung kulang ang ireregalo.

    tinawag pa ni ENRILE as GIFT ang Php 1.6M each to all SENATORS?
    Bribe Yes! Gift No!

  • GaryFil

    Ang alam ko noon, pinagbawalan ang mga kawani ng paliparan sa atin na bumati ng “Merry Christmas” lalo na kung sila ay nag-inspeksyon.  Porket nasa mataas na posisyon na sila, pwede nang palusutin na “Gift” ang perang hindi naman sa kanila?  Tama nga yung sinabi nung isang poster, hindi bale kung kakaunti o walang naghihirap dahil sa ekonomiya o sa kalamidad.  Pero meron e, sana dun na lang binigay.

  • wvillaro822

    Come on Errile, u know bettter than what you are saying.  It may not be a bribe, nor a gift, but giving that big amount that doesnt benefit the people of the Ph but your cohort is a form of graft and corruption.  Lawyers like you and your group can look at the mirror and ask yourseft, can you give something that is not yours? If your answer is positive, then you should change your profession., shame on all of you. 

  • GaryFil

    So ibig sabihin ang Delivery of Basic Services ay bahaw, basyo, walang laman, dahil ayon sa DBM, dahil sa nauubos ang ang MOOE ay dahil nga dito.  Naiibibigay sa tamang lagyan ang pera ng tao???

  • Morskie52

    Idiotic. Lunacy.

  • Opinyon_ni_Juan

    Nakakaiyak basahin ang mga ulat na ganito.  Kung mga local agencies ang pupunta sa senado parap maaprubahan ang kanilang mga agency budgets, di sila magkandaugaga sa pagpapaliwanag kung bakit may mga unused budget sa nakaraang taon na ginamit bilang bonus ng mga emplyedo.  Lalo na itong si Manong Johnny.  Pilit niyang pinagpapaliwanag ang mga ahensiya sa kanilang discretionary powers.  Tama ang ginawa niya na pagpapaliwanag at pagbabawal sa mga head of agencies.  Hindi dapat gawing personal na bonus ang pera ng bayan.  Manong Johnny, magpakatotoo naman po kayo.  Put your foot where your mouth is.  

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

    only in the philippines, and to think that this country is perceived as “poor” by western countries, i bet they are envious of us, tsk tsk tsk, kawawang pilipinas

  • doublecross

    it’s not a gift….it’s PADULAS…!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    To JPE,

    Di mo pera yan, pera naming mga taxpayers yan.
    Lapad ng muks mo na sabihin na “regalo” mo yan sa mga kasama mong senatong.
    Hindi dapat naka dikit ang pangalan mo dyan sa perang yan.
    Ang mga serbisyong dapat nakukuha naming mga nagbabayad ng tamang buwis ang dapat na nakikinabang dyan.

    To all proper taxpayers in PH,

    THIS IS WHERE YOUR TAXES GO.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Akala ko matanda na at ulyanin si Joker Arroyo noong tinutulan niya ang mala-Xerox copy ng 2013 budget.

    Yun pala, sya lang ang tanging nag-iisip. Ayaw niyang bloated ang staffing budget na gagawing savings at the end of the year na siya namang ipamumudmod sa mga senador.

    Yun pala, ang MOOE ay ginagamit lang para sa katiwalian. Kaya pala galanteng-galante si Florencio Abad sa pagpapamudmod ng MOOE.

    Magbulag-bulagan man ang mga tao, hindi natin maikakaila na si Baboy Drilon ay sangkot sa mga ma-anomalyang budget. Sya ang punong-abala ng budget.

    Kawawang Joker. Lone voice in the wilderness. Mabuti na lang at antapang din ni Miriam.

    • yesyesyo

       Tanga! pareho ding amount tinanggap ni joker!

  • jbadge

    This so called “MOOE” actually means Maintenance (maintenance of a lifestyle that is way beyond one’s pay as a public servant) and Other (maintenance of other lifestyle of my number 2 or my family sa labas) Operating (operation of illegal, immoral, and shameless schemes) Expenses (bribes to individuals in order to continue the operation.) No matter how they try to make it appear that the money will go to worthy causes, people know that most, if not all, of the money will end up in the senators own pocket. I am calling all senators and congressmen, who still have a tiny fiber of guilt and shame left, to enact a law banning this system. I suggest that this excess funds be returned to the government coffers to be used in order to pay down our debt, which may help, albeit a little, to improve our credit rating. I am still fuming as I write my comment, someone has got to step up in order to stop this nonsense!!!

  • delacruzjuana31

    How can we say that we are going to “daan na matuwid?’ These politicians are corrupt. Although we did not know it before and now it is being divulged, they are saying now that it is appropriate. Meanwhile, we have so many people in our country that are “isang kahig, isang tuka” and yet these politicians can accept this amount of money from the public funds. Wrong priority and then they are saying that it is not a bribe, it is not influence peddling…give me a break. Come on, JPE and cohorts, it is not okay no matter what you say and how you say it…

    • ngidigop

      Isang kahig isang tuka is a misnomer.  Today it is “tatlong kahig isang tuka”

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

    if those millions of pesos was given directly to the poor downtrodden filipino people, then it is the right thing to do, most philippines senators are filthy rich, this is absolutely horrendous, immoral and sickening

  • Your_King

    Philippines: Senators and politicians rich, yes; Filipino masses, no 

  • Labandera1

    Senator Enrile mukhang bangkay ka na at amoy lupa pa. Sorry mahirap lang ako at wala akong maibigay na limos para sa iyo….Ikaw ang pinaka UNA na kukunin ni satanas….huwag kang mag-alala dadamayan ng 18 senators na binigyan mo ng P1.6 milyon pesos…I shall say magpahinga ka na..Rest in peace

  • isellnuts

    shame on the idiotic old man calling as gifts in handing out taxpayers money to his cohorts.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    BAT TAYO NAGAGALIT? Si FLORENCIO ABAD ng DBM tuwang-tuwa nga na lumalaki ang MOOE, na siyang nagpapaganda raw ng ating ekonomiya.

    ____________________________________________
    According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

    “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

    Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

    Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more growth. Go figure.

    Pres. PNoy, anong say niyo?

    • EOJ

      Jackie ikaw ba yan? Bakit nga ba daming bugbog ang katawan ni alfie anido e sabi mo suicide?? Binugbog muna nya sarili nya bago nagpakamatay????

      Moooe my as s!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Ilang election na ako hindi  sumasali sa botohan. Nakakamiss din pero titiisin ko na lang uli kung mga tatakbo sila sila pa rin. Dinadaan sa pangbobola instead sa isang magandang debate. Pag naka upo ay dinadaan sa paramihan ng kamig kesa paramihan ng serbisyong totoo.

  • $17092775

    Slap on the face of all poor pinoy as senators and congressmen help themselves of huge bonuses.  One would realize it’s really hard to be poor in PHL.

  • GaryFil

    Kung pare-pareho ang bigay dyan, naku eh tahimik yang mga yan.  Naging maingay lang dahil hindi pantay ang bigayan.  Kaya yung binalik ni Santiago, dapat yung pati nakaraang mga taon ay ibinalik nya sa kaban…

    • ngidigop

      Plus the interest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000573124018 Mario Sto Domingo

    Why is it that majority of the people see the immorality in what Sen. Enrile did but not the senators themselves??? 

  • PurpleDaisy13

    Enrile’s self-declared Gifts in amounts of more than MILLIONS of Pesos = Camouflaged Bribery Funds on the expense of Filipino Taxpayers. 

    Why can’t the people of the Philippines boot this corrupt old man out already? Are corrupt Filipinos in control of Philippines’ Democracy?

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

    Ano kaya reaction ni Renato Corona dito?
    Ang baho sa senado sumingaw na!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003247426337 Carlos Acoba

    kupal mu enrile pagkatapos pinapatakbo mu pang senador anak mung killer…

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Ang masaklap nito, both LP and UNA members have a hand in this MOOE. Florencio Abad proudly declared that MOOE grew by almost 50% for Jan to Nov 2012. Senator Drilon railroaded the deliberations for budget. Only Joker Arroyo, the lone voice in the wilderness, expressed dissenting opinion against the railroading of budget. PNoy as of press time chose to keep quiet about this as if learning to respect the independence of 3 co-equal branches of government. Koko Pimental sees nothing wrong with this. Jinggoy belatedly came up with an excuse that he’s using the money for Pablo victims. Lacson admits receiving MOOE but denies it’s moolah and insists that it should not be confused with bribery. Loren denies receiving anything from Enrile but the burden of proof is on her. Miriam, while admirable for spilling the beans on Enrile, ostensibly has other self-serving motives than clean government. Allies or adversaries, Pro-PNoy or Anti-PNoy, they were all caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They all have a hand in this. They are all in this together.

    Mapa PNoy ka man o laban kay PNoy, talo ang sambayanang Pilipino.

    This is what breaks every Filipino’s heart.

    Let’s vote wisely in May 2013.

    • yesyesyo

       Joker arroyo received the same amount.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Meron ba akong sinabi wala syang tinaggap? Kampi-kampihan kasi ang nasa isipan mo eh. Mamulat ka sana parekoy..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003247426337 Carlos Acoba

    mga LETSEnador ibalik nyo ang pera ng taonbayan…
     

  • mabyrik

    “Gift, not Bribe”-Enrile.
    Oh my Gee. kapal talaga . whether gift or what, that is not your money. Ang tanda mo na, di mo pa alam kung ano ang nakakahiya. Magresign kana. 
    “Those Senators who think that I am bri//bing anyone with additional budgets in order to keep my post as Senate President must have a very low opinion about their own colleagues.”-Said EnrileEnrile, you are correct, we have a very low opinion about your own colleagues, and that includes, most importantly, you. 
    Why give a bribe to fellow fat low-lifers with our money? That is not yours. That is ours. That is the product of our SWEAT, BLOOD AND TEARS AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER TO SPEND IT THE WAY YOU PLEASE. 
    Giving government money as brib///e to already very rich fellow senators is the most shameful act of a senator, just to cover his but/t on his impending removal as SP. Had Enrile gave the fund away as senate contributions to victims of Pablo, people won’t react adversely, as a matter off, the people will will applaud him, but sadly, the money was spent in the most scandalous way, which make people throw-up in dis//gust.
    This des/pica//b/le act of Enrile is the latest cue to kick him out as SP. It’s the cue for the senators to set aside the “happiness” derived from receiving blood money of the people and kick him out. Forget about utang na loob, think about the people hurt by Enrile, it was too much to bear and we can’t just sit back and relax. Otherwise, we will turn our bullets on you senators.
    UNA candidates, most especially Jackie Enrile, you are next. We will make sure most of you lose decisively in the 2013 elections with the bri/be/ry of enrile as the most important issue of the election. It will happen because we will make sure it will happen.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      FYI lang. May MOOE din na ipinamudmod sa Congress sa ilalim ni Speaker Belmonte na taga-LP.

      • EOJ

        Ikaw ba yan Jakie? bakit nga ba bugbog sarado ang katawan ni alfie anido e sabi mo suicide??? Binugbog muna nya sarili nya bago nagpakamatay??

        Mooooe my as s!!!

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Kung ako si Jackie, I must have killed Alfie. Yan ang katotohanan. Yan ang hindi mo matanggap. Lahat sila, mapa LP o UNA, mapa Pro-PNOY or anti-PNoy, parehong marurumi. Lahat naman ng sambayanang Pilipino nanggagalaiti sa galit. Sobrang Pro-PNoy ka ba na nais mong magbulagbulagan??

  • oyakloluagm

    ay naku  , binigay nalang sana sa mga nangangailangan … eh puro milyonryo na yan  ….

  • Garo Ungaro

    That’s one of the reason why? the FOI bill should be approve and be in effect, so cases and activities like this by all government departments from top to bottom are known and legal. not just hearsay. When nobody knows and understand whats going on in the government?. This kind of interpretations and misunderstanding happens and resulted into confusion and charges…Pass the FOI Bill so the people knows what’s going on?. They have the right to know what their elected officials are doing?…and They have the right to know where the real peoples money is going and being spent.?….PASS THE FOI Bill…..

  • Hey_Dudes

    This turkey gizzard keep saying he is ready to leave the senate presidency anytime someone wants to take over.  Yet, behind his words and brave face – he goes bribing those he think will stick with him handsomely?

    For those who’s palms are always ready to open and receive alms like beggars in the streets, shame must have long gone from these freeloading miscreants.  Shame nothing shame…….time for Filipinos to think well and hard.  Hangang kailan ba kayo magpapaloko sa mga Lolong relatives?  Hindi na ba kayo maaawa sa inyong sarili?

    You keep hurting yourselves joining in that terrible Quiapo annual rite to find solace and yet – you keep electing Lolong relatives in congress who then steal your money to make themselves rich?

    • ngidigop

      Pre don’t compare Lolong  to these “senatongs”  Lolong sleeps when he gets full these people they never get satisfied nor full, ” lagi silang gutom at hayok na humahanap ng masisila.”

      • Ogie

        Well said ngidigop, in that way we are inferior from animals as what u said animal had satisfaction but human beings are greedy for everything people never get full or satisfied like Phil. politicians least to say enrile alikes. HUWAG NATING IBOTO ANG ANAK NYA’ AT ANG UNA!!!!!! ZERO VOTE FOR THEM. TIME TO REVENGE ON MAY ELECTIONS.

      • ngidigop

        Let’s go for it.

  • John_Galt_II

    I’m not surprised with corruption but i’m surprised with how easy they can get away with it. And to think that they have been doing it for a long time! Oh my goodness! only in the Philippines!
    I’m at a loss for words. 
    Nakakasuka, nakakapangilabot, nakakadiri or Putang inang mga yan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

    FOI Bill must be passed to prevent this sick practice in government!!!

    • yesyesyo

       Even without FOI, we still know about it.

  • wawa2172

    I was reading between lines and ask some people if the Enrile did something wrong about the additional MOOE kasi naiinis ako sa tawag ginawa niyal:. Well from a government auditor he explain the walang masama sa ginawa in Enrile dahil re reprogram lang niya ang savings nang senado  and approved its allocation as MOOE to the senators. The senators have discretion where to spend it but for intended purpose since its an MOOE funds at hindi pweding ibulsa lang nang senador. The 250,000 is rightly a gift Enrile have the approved  and source out from the senate savings. Since such practice ay ginawa rin nang previous senate presidents at walang nag ingay. Mayroon naman sigurong legal basis ito. Kaya lang mas malaki lang talaga ang amount na tinatangap nang senador at congressman kaysa sa other government employees. My wife got 10K in 2011 but only 3K this year from CNA or collective negotiating agreement.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

    To the reporter who exposed this news, THANK YOU!!!

  • speaksoftlylove

    Kumukulo na ang isyu, tamaan na kung sinong tamaan. Di ako magtataka pagdating sa bandang huli at aaminin ni Enrile na, “Yan yong perang pampaimpeach kay Corona kaya ayaw kong makinabang.” Sige gisahin ninyo pa ng husto si Enrile para maghalo na ang balat sa tinalupan.

  • athenapallas

    Them approving the FOI bill is tantamount to them shooting their own foot. Pag in-approve nila e di nadiskubre ng taong-bayan ang pagnanakaw na ginagawa nila at kung sino talaga ang kawatan sa kanila. They will never approve it and we will forever remain third world and a kleptocratic society. Pity are the future generation for they will inherit the kabulukan in our government and eventually those who will be future leaders and politicians will be bulok, too. Can’t help but to be cynical with this kind of people we have in our government.

     It’s a vicious/viscous cycle. They get elected because there are a lot of poor and uneducated voters whom they buy with 500 pesos and 3 kilos of rice and 3 cans of sardines during campaigns; and there are  a lot of poor people because the money that should go to uplift their existence and improve their living condition is pocketed by these kawatans. Sa madaling salita, iginigisa nila tayong mga mamamayan sa sarili nating mantika. Sana kunin na sila lahat ni Voldemort at mapalitan ng totoong matitino ang mga politiko natin.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

      They must approve the FOI Bill to prevent the collapse of this government.

  • speedstream2

    Let’s call a spade a spade? When it comes to legislators and other people in high places, some funds are simply subject to their “discretion”, but when it comes to those in the lower echelons, they have to pass through the proverbial eye in the needle to be able to avail of something like the PBB (performance-based bonus)? Aren’t legislators and their staff public servants too, hence subject too to performance assessment by taxpayers? In fact, in the context of more are expected from those in high places, aren’t they subject to closer scrutiny? How about fair is fair? Last time we looked, taxpayers’ money is taxpayers’ money.

  • FernandoBusi

    Thats why the FoI bill is not a priority. If this is standard practice I bet ‘Daang Matuwid’ did not really exists when Pnoy was a member of the Senate and Congress. 

    I wonder what committees was he in charge of and what was their budget,

  • LabkoPinas

    For the tourist: “Its more fun in the Philippines”. For the politicians:” You have more money in the Philippines! ” Now you know why a lot of people want to run for office  in the Philippines.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Paano mo ngayon aasahang magbabago ang AFP at PNP kung lahat, magmula sa pinuno ay talamak sa corruption at takot sa FOI bill dahil magkakabistuhan. Mga unggok itong yellowmongrels at wala raw ebidensya na corrupt si PNoy. Paano magkakaebidensya kung lahat takot sa FOI bill? Yong aasahan mong Congress na magiimbestiga nangunguna rin sa delihensya? At tingnan mo si Pinky alyas Mr. Expose daw. Ayaw magexpose bagkus nangangatuwiran pang tama yong ginawa nila. Si Joker Arroyo lang ang kawawang nagmamalasakit pero kinukutya pa ng yellowmongrels. Mabuti pa rambol na lang lahat, agawan sa poder, sama na ang military at kapulisan. Matira ang halang ang sikmura.

  • gabbybal

    Tell that to the marines manong Johnny. Don’t insult the Filipinos’ intelligence. In Philippines politics everything a politician give is bribe (buy loyalty, votes, & so on). You know it in your heart. It’s hypocracy!!!

  • cogito728sum

    Anyone who needs proof that this is a bribe money just consider this:  Is there an Ilocano known to anyone who is as spendthrift as Don Juan?  Unless Enrile ceased to be an Ilocano, then and only then can he dispense with being “kuripot” and go against his naturalisa.  But then again, that is not his own money afterall.  He must be desperately after something to do this.  My apology to the Ilocanos and those with Ilocano blood in their veins including yours truly.  Merci!

    • Edgar Lores

      Hoy! That royal blood runs in my veins.  Apology accepted!

      • cogito728sum

        Well then, join the club.  And thanks for accepting the apology but not for the royal blood.  That might embolden me and get corrupted myself.  Besides, I don’t have the millions to wantonly distribute to those who are already swimming in millions.  Thank you!

    • speaksoftlylove

      I agree. there is something that meets the eye on this issue. Sooner or later we will learn a more sinister truth than this. I have serious doubts that the money comes from the Senate savings because Enrile refused to accept his share. This money is a blood money that came from someone more powerful.

  • BruinBearDad

    This is the reason why the Philippines remains and will remain one of the most corrupt countries in the world.  Because we elect politicians like these that are greedy and knows no bounds.   Love the country, totally hate the corrupt politicians and  the judiciary.  I used to think I would love to go back and live there again but the people who govern are just disgusting. 

  • lagahit

    Whether one likes it or not, the amount enrile gave to the senators was a BRIBE to let him stay as senate president.  In spite of his so-called intelligence, enrile’s brains are on the verge of alzheimers.  Does’nt enrile know that the monetary gifts he gave is morally wrong and a BRIBE?  He should and must be replaced.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AOJRPOW3T22ADLX6V64J6MC6BI JoseG

    Ang sabi nga ni Mr. Chua…eto hini langay, eto legalo. LOL

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

    Sa takot ni Enrile  na  matanggal  sa  pagka senate-president, sinuhulan  nya  ang  mga  senador  ng HINDI  NYA  NAMAN  PERA !!  Suwerte  ang  4  na  senador  na hindi  nasuhulan, Trillanes, Miriam, and the 2  Cayetanos,Alan and Pia. . LIBRE  SILA  SA  GALIT  NG  TAONG BAYAN. . Good work Miriam. .

  • EOJ

    BwiSHIT ka enrile!!!!!

  • http://ineduchange.webs.com David Danio Jr

    Well, it is his privileged, so let him be.

  • el_latigo

    Who still believes in Juan Ponce Enrile nowadays? God-like Martial Law administrator & implementor, admitted that infamous fake ambush only to retract it later, accused by no less than former Sen. Nene Pimentel of dagdag-bawas when he ran for the Senate the first time, father of an alleged homicidal maniac who never tasted a minute in jail and now have plans of replacing him in the Senate, reputedly the the wealthiest man during Martial Law days next only to the dictator who made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. What more can we ask for? But, pray Fulpy este, @Fulpol Kulapol.  

  • cogito728sum

    Enrile’s audacity to do such a morally corrupt act was mainly due to the high popularity rating he earned because of the admirable way he handled the impeachment of Corona.  Sadly, he condescended  to the level of moral depravity of the person he led to convict.  Even then, the chances of his son getting elected as senator cannot be taken ouf of the equation because we are such an inexplicable race of people.

  • MangDolphy

     Kaya pala ang daming gusto maging senador. Pamasko pa lang mula sa senate president milyones na. Samantalang ang mga mahihirap dito sa barangay namin, pansit lang na walang sahog at isang boteng softdrink, noche buena na.

  • Summerspice

    Ang “pabaon”sa mga retiring AFP Chief of Staff and PNP  chief ay considered illegal daw and a form of corruption  and it was investigated by the Senate.Pero yung pagbibigay ni Enrile ng additional MOOE galing sa savings ng Senate sa mga senators at Senate staffs ay considered legal.If they have savings it should be returned to the National Treasury.I dont have any problem if Enrile gives his personal money.It’s very easy to give the money that is not yours.He just gave the taxpayers money!!!!!
     

  • freeview

    Dont insult our intelligence Manong…

  • kunsabagay

    Its More Funds in the Philippines!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VOIMRXSRHLDTXGHVZEJH5YR6ZM Alvin

    Ibang klase itong si Enrile talaga o. Tinalo pa si WIllie Revillame sa pamimigay ng pera,

    • freeview

      Parehas kasi sila….di naman nila pera– Enrile ..taxpayers kay Revillame- from AD sponsors

  • m1ghtym0use

    HULI KA NA ENRILE. WAG KA NA MANUHOL. AGRETIRE KANA AT WAG MO NA KONSINTEHIN ANG ANAK MO NA TUMAKBO, DI NAMIN YAN IBOBOTO

  • T_O_S_H_I_O

    tama bang mandamay pa ng mga senator itong si JPE. tsk!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJW2CHZBIO7YZ6MK3KVALX4VM4 Jhonny

    Ang bait mo naman Enrile sana kunin ka na ni Lord.

    • doncleo

       ANG TAGAL NAMAN! NGAYON NA!

      • Alejandro Canda

        oo nga ngayon na sana. anyway parang overstaying na sya dito sa lupa. kaya lang isa siyang MD(masamang damo) kaya matagal mamatay.

  • shotgunjames

    “Gusto ko happy ka”…ah! di kami madadaan sa ganyan bossing! 

  • PabloEsscobar

    wala akong ireklamo dun sa mga senators na ginamit ang pera para ibigay sa victims ng Pablo. Ang tanong yung iba? Sana maipakita nila kung san nila ginastos ang pera.

    • speaksoftlylove

       This alleged giving the money to storm Pablo victims has become a convenient “alibi”. Pero tanungin mo yong mga biktima mismo sa Mindanao hanggang ngayon umiiyak pa sa paghihikahos at walang bahay na matirhan. Maski yong DSWD ni Soliman ay gapatukang manok lang ang ibinigay, mas inuna pa yong pang pa epal campaign na di naman siya Comelec. At kung seryoso si Santiago sa pagmamalinis niya ay isoli niya lahat na natanggap niyang milyon milyon gifts magmula pa nang siya ay umupong senador. Gawin niyang seed money para maipatayo ng bahay, kahit pawid, yong mga biktima sa bagyong Pablo. Paabunuhan na lang niya kay Soliman yong kulang but of course, this is wishful thinking.

  • kruger

    “What are we in power for?,” ‘ika nga!

    And of course, “birds of the same feather, flock together,” that’s why we expect his colleagues to justify his actions, however disgusting they may be.

    But this time, it’s an obvious case of “ill-gotten wealth,” which the COA should look into.

    Still, don’t get your hopes up…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

      “birds of the same feather, flock together,”

      or

      “birds of the same feather, are the same birds!” Hahaha

  • doncleo

    Hindi suhol? UTOT MO!…Takot ka masibak bilang Senate president kaya nanunuhol ka..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDW7OIKNWM6CIGBAMRC7G7PDE4 Goyong

    Estrada and Lacson were the first to confirm publicly Wednesday that they received the additional MOOE from the Office of the Senate President.Both, however, insisted that Enrile had the authority to realign unspent funds and convert these to MOOE.

    Enrile is showing he isn’t cost-efficient. Unused budgets are savings. Why force-issue people’s money? This can be used instead in the future for things of much greater purpose.

    Sotto sounded upset when asked in a text message for a statement on the accusations against Enrile. “They can become Senate President so they can do what they want to do,” he said.

    So unfortunate for us to hear this from our senator. 

    Our country is so deprived of good leaders. Philippines, we can do better than electing them. Wake up now, pls . . .

  • poroawan

    Legal corruption created by our beloved senators while those who voted for them are suffering.. Mas makapal pa sa balat ng kalabaw itong pagmumukha ng mga senators.. Pity..

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.lennon.31 Julian Lennon

    NOT a single centavo was spent from the PEOPLES MONEY? 
    JPE, you really have a very low opinion of the Filipinos intelligence. Lets presuppose the money is not indeed taken from the senate budget (WHICH I HIGHLY DOUBT) but your position as senate president, puts you in charge of committees that gives favors to lobbyists and companies in exchange for cash gifts.
    I guess they should register the senate in the SEC… the way they give cash gifts even surpasses the bonuses that CEOs from fortune 100 companies gets. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.lennon.31 Julian Lennon

    if this was unused money or surplus budget… who gave them the right to split it among themselves and splurge peoples money? BOYCOTT the elections!!!!

    • wilFired

      Do not vote those senators who receive 1.6 mil., these senators are greedy and they don’t deserved to be senators . Also do not vote the son as well . They should use that money to help the homeless people not to help their own pocket . Get rid of these old policians ……… 

  • batchmatters

    Hindi ba pag gift ay dapat galing sa personal na pera ng tao. Pero bakit itong si Enrile ay namimigay ng pera ng Senado at sinabi pa niyang personal gift daw nya. At kung galing naman sa opisyal na budget ng Senado ay bakit magkakaiba ang bigay depende sa kung sino ang kasangga at kabangga ng Senate President? It`s really fun to be a senator of the Philippines, much more to be Senate President!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRM3P22KM7UVOQUIO6FOTVLSSI X44

    Why not cut these type of budgets from the legislative branch. No more CDF or pork under senators and congressmen. All development-related disbursements should be coursed only thru the executive branch. This way accountability and funds-control is confine only under one branch and can be managed and monitored more effectively. 
    At baka ma reduce na ang nakawan!

  • zeroko

    This is the stark example how our Filipino-Chinese in the Senate operate. They are corrupt from the very start. Luckily, our Press and the Internet is very much alive monitoring their misdeeds. Same with our Filipino-Chinese dominated HOuse of the Representa-thieves. The Congressmen calls their Session Hall as “August Chamber,” He he he. I call it “Den to thieves.” The “House of ill-repute” because both prostitutes and the Congressmen has similarity, They are both attracted to bribe money.

    Remember, both Chambers keeps on transferring their “Loyalty” to the highest bidder. That is why political party in the Philippines is useless. Why? Because there is no “Permanent Address.” They are like ping-pong balls, they keep on bunching to the highest bidder.

    Before the Midterm Election on May 2013, these politicians will again extol themselves like Angels and Kings. They will make speeches full of lies. Their smile is contagious. But behind your back, they are just laughing at you and call you the biggest sucker of them all.

    Long live the TRAPOS! Long live the political dynasty. We have created Hell on our own volition. Long live the CORRUPT FILIPINO-CHINESE WHO HAS ENSLAVE US!

    i’M Mayor Candidate here in Q.C. and same is happening. With just a few foodstuff give-aways, the poor bites the bullet hook, line, and sinker. Mga isang damukal na uto uto! But I will finish the fight. I am fighting a well entrench establishment which propagate itself through
    lies,

    In District 4 of Q.C., there was a Congresswoman who accepted the Fertilizer Funds related to the Jocjok Bolante’s case although there are no farms here in Metropolis. In May 2010, the daughter run and won as Q.C. Councilor. He he he. The daughter inherited or was dictated by presumably her mother. She too cheated on the ghost employee. Her former Congresswoman before was caught having her personal employees collect their salary in the City Hall. Her daughter, a City Councilor also committed the same, ghost employees.

    COA has questioned the entire Q.C. Councilors why they allocated to themselves 120 employees each Councilor, receiving their salary, even if there was no project yet. Then, COA required that each employee shall withdraw personally his salary from the City Councilor. No sir. The salary of the 120 “ghost employee” was paid through a lone representative with out time card, without signature, and without any valid document at all. He he he.

    We are living on a fools paradise. Niloloko na tayo ng harap harapan nitong Filipino-Chinese. Because of their greed, they have lower their guards, and their dirty tricks are all expose, thanks to Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who expose the Senate side, and the admittance of House Speaker Belmonte Jr. that indeed, the Congressmen received their share.

  • kypros

    padagdag ng padagdag ng tax ang gobyerno, may vat, may sin tax etc. pero tingnan niyo kung paano nila waldasin ang pera, kung anong klaseng serbisyo ang ipinapakita sa atin ng mga pulis at militar…. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRM3P22KM7UVOQUIO6FOTVLSSI X44

    Mahiya naman kayo! Hindi kayo nilagay dyan para lokohin ang bayan. Sana kayo nalang pinagbabaril ni Bae! 

  • azkal futbol

    abolish the senate and the congress unless these thieves justify their very existence to this very fat milking cow. this country is already suffering, people getting poorer and we still feed thieves and undeserving legislatures who even had the guts to be called “honorable” and ‘madam/sir”‘.

  • droccu

    “Those senators who think that I am bribing anyone with additional budgets in order to keep my post as Senate President must have a very low opinion of their own colleagues,” Enrile said.
    NO Sir, we only have a very low opinion of YOU because of your arrogance and bullying techniques. Don’t vote for Jack ENRILE!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/VOuv.QwW2cRbjiFqfA.42FbzR9tDnt7a#ccd13 Sergia Paloma

    Enrile, in senescent age, is showing again his true colors, his “martial-law-days” ones.  Corrupt talaga, noon pa!  Pasalamat siya sa Corona impeachment at bumango siya pansamantala.  Jackie Enrile for senator?  No way!!!

  • victor1052

    call a spade a bribe! enrile wants to perpetuate himself in senate way pass his senile years!

  • Alejandro Canda

    Assuming that Enrile has the right as Senate President to realign unspent funds of the senate for distribution as cash gift to his colleague senators, he has ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT to make an unequal distribution depending on his whims and caprices and perception whether such senator is an ally or not. This is public funds and it should have been distributed equally to senators who all enjoy the same level of salary grade. Enrile still is unable to shake off his Marcosian character of imposing draconian measures which is anti-people, an ultimate SALOT of our society. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGNJN677R6HABULRKUCIK4XEOE Jack Jones

    OH MY GOD, shall we keep allowing this to happen, robbing peoples TAXES! come on FILIPINOS, wake up and be smart enough. LET US RISE AND PROTEST IN UNISON. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  • KapitanBagwis

    This gift/bribe maybe legal (kuno) but surely immoral considering the state of the country”s poorest of the poor.

    • ngidigop

      Enrile and colleagues don’t know the meaning of “Immoral”…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGNJN677R6HABULRKUCIK4XEOE Jack Jones

    dapat nitong mga senador at tonggressmen pinadadaan sa check point ng atimonan, tama ka kabayan dapat pinulbos sila ni BAE. sa huling sandali man lang sana ng buhay ni enrile minahal nya ang ating bansa. wala eh, hanggang kahulihulihan, wala talaga.

  • wilFired

    Get rid of these dirty and old politicians . Wake up people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGNJN677R6HABULRKUCIK4XEOE Jack Jones

    MAY THEIR SOULS TURN TO ASHES IN HELLLLLLLLL.

  • wilFired

    Get rid of these dirty and old politicians . Wake up people , they’re insulting your inteligent .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

    “Sabi ko naman sa inyo eh, hindi talaga dapat pagkatiwalaan yang taong yan!”

  • ben311

    puros kayo dakdak…kaya walang nangyayari sa bayan…busit

  • abbaj

    kumikita rin ako ako ng milyon sa negosyo kada taon at nagbabayad ako ng tax fair and square at least 30-32%. pinagpapawisan ko ang pera ko at taon-taon binabahaginan ko ang mga tao ko para payback sa loyalty at malasakit nila sa negosyo namin. some of them with me for the last 15years. pero itong si enrile at mga senator pala pinagpapartehan lang ng walang kahirap hirap ang dugo at pawis ng mga taxpayers. tarantado ka enrile at mga senatong. mamatay na sana kayo. sana may isang BAE na pumunta dyan sa senado at ratratin kayo!

    • marionics

      i feel you dog

  • zeroko

    We are no longer in Democracy, instead we have an Oligarchy kind of government whereby rich and powerful people band together to subjugate the will of the people. We work and pay taxes to sustain these corrupt government. He he he. When will we learn not to be too suspicious of new-comer in politics. This is my problem, people are right away suspicious at me, often times laugh at me and call me a fool or :Kulang sa pansin because of  I running as Q.C. Mayor without a political party, no political line ups, no nothing. I am sort of a “one man gang.” He he he. 

    Little did they know that once, I was a Provincial Agriculturist, a retired International Pilot, Advertising solicitor, a Travelling Salesman, operator of a Barbershop and Beauty Saloon, has one taxi Cab, one PUJ, has two fishing boat, engage on cattle raising, and has an Aluminum and Glass, and Iron Works fabricator business.

    My life is too short for things I would like to do. And running as Q.C. Mayor is not so hard. As a pilot, we study the aircraft system by way of “Block diagram.” You do not delve into the mechanics of an engine because that belongs to the aircraft maintenance. In short, alll are symbols. In Public Administration, all you do is make a block diagram, indicate who are the members and their functions. Put a picture off the Head of the Office, the assistance up to the third rank.

    Anyway, when I was an International pilot, in just one flight alone when I was engage on a Charter flight, our aircraft then was a C-130. From From Manila, we proceed to Hong Kong and load 20 tons of RTWs bound for Europe. From Hong Kong, we stopped on different places and stay over night like Bangkok, Bombay, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Egypt, Maastrich, Germany. Unload the Cargo, then from Germany we load mining equipment in Milan, Italy, and fly over the Mediterrinian Sea,
    Algiers, Sahara Dessert down to Nigeria. From Nigeria, we fly back to Europe, this time in Seville, Spain to load more mining equipment bound for Nigeria. Then from Nigeria, we fly back to Munich, Germany, load cargo bound for Indonesia. From Munich, Germany, we landed in Istanbul, Turkey the historic place ones called Constantinople when the Christians ruled that place, back to Cairo, Egypt., Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, India, Singapore, then to Indonesia.

    The whole world unravel before your eyes. The different cultures, the nationalistic Europeans, and etc. No money will ever equal the good times I had.

    But now, I want to extend my luck further  I will go into politics because I’m just feed up with all their lies, dishonesty and cheating going on. I will show everyone that with just the basic salary, I will sustain myself without allowances, without SUVs and nothing more. I want to give a legacy to this generation and future generation that once, there was a fool who did not take advantage of his government position. He he he. I will do it and prove it to you. Frugal and rightful expenditure of government funds is my aim. I will be the worst enemy of those who will defy my warnings. With so much luxury I have gone through in life, I want to give back something before the curtain falls. Life was so good to me even if I’m not rich. 

    These TRAPOS have been fooling us for so long. If you ever see me, I am just wearing a T-shirt and a jeans. No big deal.

  • bgcorg

    Why the sensationalism? Even if Miriam received millions, she would have returned it all the same if she is consistent.  Only 4 out of 23 senators did not receive as much as the others.  How could that be considered a bribe.  The four may have received less because of their differences with the Senate President, and bears absolutely no signs of bribing anybody.  The Senate President had said on a number of occasions that he is not clinging to his job.  It appears that if there would be a Senate coup, it would come from any of the 4 but will not succeed.

    • loclin

      “It appears that if there would be a Senate coup, it would come from any of the 4 but will not succeed.”

      And why do you think a coup coming from any of the 4 will not succeed?  Does it not have to do with the other 18 receiving more “money”?  And you don’t consider that a “bribe”?

      Don’t be stupid and naive.

      • bgcorg

        Assuming, but not granting that indeed a senate coup, if it should come from the 18 as you implied, how could a bribed senator even think of initiating a coup, if he is already “bribed”? And, if indeed, it is already a bribe, how come the COA already said it isn’t?

        You must be really stupid and naïve.  And, may I add thinking illogically.  Go back to Philo 101.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    TRAPO talaga ito si Enrile!

    UNA si Enrile.
    UNA sa Palusot!
    UNA sa panunuhol!
    UNA sa katiwalian.
    UNA sa Cooruption!

    Huwag natin iboto sa darating na election ang kanyang anak si Jack!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

       Ginagampanan lng naman ni Enrile yung motto nya nung tumakbo sya for reelection. “Gusto Ko Happy Ka!” Akala ko para sa mga mamamayan yung motto n yun eh para lang pala sa mga kapwa nyang senador! hahahaha

    • prince_janus

       Tama na! Sobra na!

  • Ogie

    MALAPIT NA ANG ELEKSYON KABAYAN DITO NATIN IPAKITA ANG TALINO NATIN SA PAGBOTO NG TAMANG TAO. ENRILE OUT IN THE LIST & HIS COHORTS (UNA) HUWAG IBOTO LAHAT NG UNA DAHIL SILA ANG UNA-NG MAGNANAKAW NG BAYAN. 

    • prince_janus

       UNA ang grupo ng magnanakaw sa gobyerno!

  • edleon

    Bigla ako nanghinayang sa binbayad ko na tax.. huhuhu… 

  • rjimenez1226

    Enrilebaboygagoatistupido!

  • rjimenez1226

    kawatan  si enrile. talo pa si corona! I-impeach na yan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    Mga bloogers, let’s campaign thru Facebook and friends NOT TO VOTE Jack Enrile this election!
    Let’s unite youth and all good governance crusaders to kick all TRAPOs in our government!
    Please help our country to be free from corrupt like this old Enrile.

    Be a part of GOOD GOVERNANCE CRUSADERS!
    Be a part of a good Filipino!

    • prince_janus

       Yes kaisa mo ako Paulo! Tama na, Sobra na talaga tong mga kawatan na ito.

  • madlangpipol

    News Headline:

    “Senate donates 30M to Typhoon Victims”

    or

    “Senate divides unused 30Million among themselves”

    Like if you want the former supposed to be the news.

    • prince_janus

       I really expect the first than the second but these senators that we have in this country is so BWISIT. No to them anymore in upcoming elections!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    Let’s UNITE, NOT TO VOTE jack Enrile and all TRAPOs!
    Please join our crusade in Facebook!
    Gusto kong ipagpatuloy ang Pagbabago!
    Say NO TO TRAPOs like Enrile, Estrada and Binay!

    • prince_janus

       I agree. Tingnan nyo yung patalastas ng UNA candidates sa TV. Ewan ko ba kung umpisa na ng kampanya. Nakakasuka. Pag napanood ko yon, gusto ko ng umalis sa bayan natin at dun na maninirahan sa ibang bansa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A5CN52KKTWUHFZJZCWGMAIGZJM Gandalf

    There you go. Your tax contributions in action, folks! Aint life in these shores grand.

  • zeroko

    Our Senators and Congressmen are in dire need of money to finance their political campaign, That’s what! Our President spend billions of pesos during campaign period, yet his salary is only P 60,000 a month in 2011 and prior years. Who would believe that he will not steal? Same with our Congressmen and Senators, they receive a basic salary of P 38,000 per month. He he he. 

    Don’t spoil your day checking on their allowances and perks. it runs into millions aside from their pork barrels. Then again, PNoy for this year, 2013 has a pork barrel of 1.3 billion pesos! He broke the record of Gloria. Chinese are natural born liars and cheat. They will do anything to grab money no matter what. Remember, under PNoy, we have the biggest rice smuggling ever, dwarfing Gloria’s scum. We have the highest unemployment of 29%. Then in just two years, our government obligation went up by 900 billion pesos. He he he. When will we learn not to vote Filipino-Chinese in our Government?

    In both Indonesia and Malaysia, they do not allow another race to participate in their politics. Now, they have over take us. Indonesia has ordered 30 Stealth fighter jets (Raptor 22) built in Korea.. We have none so far. And if ever we have one, expect that it is the inferior ones which will just be a target practice of our future enemy.

    What PNoy is doing right now is fast selling all our government assets and lands to the Chinese. Later on, you will wake up and find out that the Philippines is already a big “China Town.”

  • prince_janus

    Kakahiya itong mga peste na nakaupo sa gobyerno! Sana yung pondong yan ay dineretso na sa mga biktima ng kalamidad. Sila ang dapat tinulungan at di ang mga bulsa ng mga hinayupak na mga walang kwentang senador na to. Mga buwitre kayo na nagpapahirap sa sambayanang Pilipino. LET’S ABOLISH THE SENATE!

    • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

       Yes I Agree Abolish the Senate and Lower House!

  • Hey_Dudes

    Kayo naman napakabilis manghusga?  Sani ni tatang yun daw ang paunang ‘padulas’ lang para sa anak niya.  Ang mas malakas na agos sa padulas ay kapag malapit na ang election?  Meron daw siyang Jill para sa lahat ng Jack!

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

    SAVING DAW????? HOW FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!IBIG PO BANG SABIHIN AY MASYADONG MALAKI ANG BUDGET??

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

    BUDGET IN MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION IS/WAS ONLY ESTIMATED EXPENSES THAT WILL BE SPENT/CONSUMED DURING THE TERM, BUT MUST BE LIQUIDATED OR AS AUTHORIZED BY THE COMPANY/GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    Is it “OKey” for the Senate &/or its President to “Give themselves EXTRA Monies, From Public Funds…, NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED in the BUDGET”…?

    “Call a Spade a Spade”…, Oh Really…?Then why make comparable in his comments of “authorized Budget for Committee Expenditures to these controversial Senate-President’s bonuses to Senators”…?

    With so much needed Government Funding for “Emergency Expenses”, more particularly Aid for those “Pablo Typhoon victims” which could hardly be relieved of their losses…, NEEDED Funds, diverted by the Senate President for the leisure & pleasure of fellow senators..?
    Legal or Not, Mr. J.P.Enrile.., just show where his “Sense of Values” is directed.

  • DondonSantosJr

    Hindi ako “Happy” sa balitang ito
    Super generous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    Let’s UNITE, Lets make a crusade in Facebook and other social media NOT TO VOTE this TRAPO!
    Maaga pa, nangangampanya na sa TV ang UNA. Isa itong palatandaan kung gaano ka-TRAPO ang mga kandidato ng UNA.

    UNA sa TRaPO!
    UNA sa Katiwalian!
    UNA sa Palusot!
    UNA sa Corruption!
    HULI ang taong bayan!

    Mag-isip. Lets VOTE WISELY!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRM3P22KM7UVOQUIO6FOTVLSSI X44

      May facebook account na raw about this crusade for change. That is a good venue for airing our sentiments on contemporary issues and keep our vigilance for change alive. I want to contribute also pro-actively for change. I have enough of the status quo. Di ko lang sure kung existing na ba tlga ang account na ito on FB.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

        Kasamang x44, sa sarili n LNG nating mga account sa Facebook gawin ntin ang crusade! Share natin sa mga frens ang mga ginagawang katarantaduhan ng mga TRaPong Ito. Tayo ay Pilipino, tayo ay di corrupt. Gusto natin ipagpatuloy ang pagbabago!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2X3XW7M2XERZPMCS4C4Q2V4E4 Sean Vincent

    dami kasing t_nga sa pinas at binoboto pa ang lintek na to… enrile. sotto, pangilinan, joker arroyo, recto and others.   paulit ulit di na natuto.

    • Magsasaka

       technically kahit sino iboto mo at ganyan ang gagawin ay walang silang linalabag na batas

  • noreligionhavefaith

    The corrupt and the corruptible!
     

  • madlangpipol

    Oki ka pala Mang Johnny!?..Cge!! mag tipid at mag tipid pa kayo dyan sa Senado at ang ma-sa-save nenyo sa isang taong pagtitipid ay pag hahatian nenyo!!?.. Ang saraaaap!…Happy ba kayo?!

    • tilamsik

      mabulunan sana sila

  • Sandy Bulet

    Sotto sounded upset when asked in a text message for a statement on the
    accusations against Enrile. “They can become Senate President so they
    can do what they want to do,” he said. 
    ????? ANO BA NAMANG KLASENG PANGANGATWIRAN TO???!!! THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO???

    • Ed Molina

      don’t expect too much from that clown. bistado na totoong pagkatao niyan these past few months.

    • tarikan

      Give him (Sottocopy) a break, pls. Graduate pa naman yan ng Wanbol University with a B.S. in Comedy.  

  • Magsasaka

    hindi natin masisisi si manong jhony dahil wala namang batas na ang mga matitipid o savings sa mga allocated funds ay dapat ibalik sa national treasury, sa pagsasabatas ng national budget wala itong provision na dapat ibalik ang mga savings at ang mahalaga dapat ito ay accounted at napunta sa dapat puntahan, kunwari kung ang allocated budget sa senado ay 1B pesos dapat itong mapunta sa senado at dapat may katibayan na napunta ito sa senado, doon natatapos ang accountability dahil malaya na ang senado kung saan gagamitin ito.

    • James Wise

      Legal na kung legal pero kung iisipin ang financial status ng bansa at ang mga nakaraang kalamidad na dumaan para namang walang delikadesa.

      Yes it is legal, but is it ethical?

      • Magsasaka

        legal lang ang sinabi ko, pero kung sakaling ang ginawa nya ay ethical pero illegal may pananagutan sya eh since na legal pero unethical wala syang pananagutan sa batas na butas

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PN3VRDYP7ZZDTUHWG5R7RJSXWM raul n

       and they will bloat their budget (senate) and then appropriate the savings at the end of the year for themselves. how self serving!!

      • Magsasaka

        ganon nga, dahil butas butas ang ating mga batas eh si manong pa alam na alam nya mga batas pati na mga butas

  • Ed Molina

    for those who accused PDI of being malicious for using the word ‘gift’ in their headline yesterday, o ayan, malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw, “..the Office of the Senate President’s staff described as “JPE’s personal cash gift”…”. sige, ano naman kaya ang sasabihin nyo ngayon?

    ang tigas talaga ng mukha nitong enrile na ito! pera ng taumbayan, ang lakas ng loob niyang sabihin na personal gift niya yon!

    pwede ba, patapusin na natin ang termino nito at wag ng payagan mapalitan pa ng anak niyang mukhang aral na aral din sa kanya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

    iboto niyo si jack enrile ahh! para dalawa na silang g@g0 sa senado

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

     Just imagine if their children, relatives, and other bloodlines voted in
    the Senate. Thank you na lang ng thank you sa Daddy sa mga limpak
    limpak na salapi na galing sa taong bayan.

  • Emilio

    Apparently , the crooks are everywhere. The senators have been receiving such gifts for a long time, but equally. this time it was not given equally so the complaint of some and then the scandal. What kind of morals does these people have. Just read the comments of soto and enrile, then u can figure out the kind of people they are. Their parents and children have probably the same mentality. The philippines is doomed because it’s leaders are robbing the people. No wonder they also want their siblings to follow their footpath. Very easy money to be made. May god strike u by lightning, and may ur nose grow as long as pinochue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    Aba mga ginoong senador, punung-puno kayo ng grasya
    Ang presidente ng senado ay sumasainyo
    Bukod kayong pinagpala sa mga taong lahat
    Pinagpala rin naman pati inyong kamag-anak
    Sta.maria! ang dami nyong pera!
    Pero ang mahihirap laging etsa-puwera
    Mula yata una hanggang sila’y mamatay
    Amen

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    It’s time to call a spade a spade. And it’s time to call a thief a thief. 

    The thief got caught and is in a hole right now. Trying to explain and muddle this issue at the same time won’t help him get out of there. 

    One thing is clear. That is the  taxpayer’s money. That is our money. The thief dipped his hands in it and apportioned it to the other thieves, granted unequally, that’s still thievery.  

    Some nuts will say those thieves pay taxes too. Right, but how about us, we pay taxes too, so where’s our share?   The thief Robin Hood steals from the rich to give it to the poor, but most probably Enrile got his version of Robin Hood from a convicted plunderer who steals from the poor to give it to the rich, albeit in the convicted plunderer’s case, he gives it to his mistresses. 

    It is about time to use that spade to get some earth and cover that hole Enrile is in.  

    • ODAPAIN

      sounds more like Alibaba and the the 40 thieves ,party included

  • Janch

    Wow, the senate has its own version of the pork barrel funds.  No wonder senators aspire to be the senate president. 

    Malapit na ang 2013 elections.  How are those funds actually used? 

    AND WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED TO THE FOI BILL?

  • doodzie

    inde naman porket binigay sa mga senador eh akala nyo ibubulsa.. ibig sabhin lang yan dagdag din naman sa budget ng senador yan .. pwede gamitin ng mga senador ibigay sa consitutuent nila o kaya sa mga staff nila . ngaun nasa senador na yan kung ibubulsa nga nila o inde. 

  • virgoyap

    This news is a very long explanation on how Enrile can turn what is a bribe into a gift, what is untruth into truth, what is black into white. Enrile is an expert on this matter. Remember how he was able to write a best seller autobiography to reverse our history. He is really a very talented falsifier.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Ang masaklap nito, both LP and UNA members have a hand in this MOOE. Florencio Abad proudly declared that MOOE grew by almost 50% for Jan to Nov 2012. Senator Drilon railroaded the deliberations for budget. Only Joker Arroyo, the lone voice in the wilderness, expressed dissenting opinion against the railroading of budget. PNoy as of press time chose to keep quiet about this as if learning to respect the independence of 3 co-equal branches of government. Koko Pimental sees nothing wrong with this. Jinggoy belatedly came up with an excuse that he’s using the money for Pablo victims. Lacson admits receiving MOOE but denies it’s moolah and insists that it should not be confused with bribery. Loren denies receiving anything from Enrile but the burden of proof is on her. Miriam, while admirable for spilling the beans on Enrile, ostensibly has other self-serving motives than clean government. Allies or adversaries, Pro-PNoy or Anti-PNoy, they were all caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They all have a hand in this. They are all in this together.

      Mapa PNoy ka man o laban kay PNoy, talo ang sambayanang Pilipino.

      This is what breaks every Filipino’s heart.

      Let’s vote wisely in May 2013.

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Kaya hindi umuunlad ang bayan natin dahil sa mga buwitre na ito.

  • DAMBUHALA

    Kalukuhan yan…. Yan pang mga politiko na yan ang hindi magbubulsa……. malaking bahagi ng pera na yan siguradong ibubulsa lang nila…. at ang napakaliit na porsyento niyan ang kanilang kunwari ipamahagi sa para sa mamamayan…. MGA BUWAYA……. DAPAT ISAMA NIYO NA SI LOLONG DIYAN SA SENADO AT TONGRESS…… PARA MAGPANGITA NA ANG MGA MAGKAKALAHI….

  • al gero

    parang pera na yan ah, pera ng taong bayan yan hindi kay enrille,,,,,,,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H47CPJUE4QYKFUCKSUXK3LNBGI Allan

    when you give something of a material value to a public servant and the servant accepts, it is bribe, plain and simple. kung sa private companies nga it is not allowed, sa government pa kaya? to enrile, where is your delicadeza? 

  • al gero

    yan ang pulitiokng pinapaupo ng pilipino, mga ganid sa yaman, akala nila pera nila yan.yan ang UNA, kasama sian estrada,maceda,honasan,sotto,akala mo sa kanila ang perang yan..

  • kismaytami

    Harap-harapang bribery yan tandang enrile, over the table bribery.

  • tilamsik

    However you put it, bribe or gift, its still wasting people’s money!!!  These people maKe every Filipino voter look stupid…. THEY SHOULD PAY.  This is where NPA should come in.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is already an old man but still
    ignorant or pretending not to know the effect of giving someone cash or gift. This
    is Philippines
    where “utang na loob” is considered sacred and must not be forgotten.
    The recipient will definitely owe Mr. Enrile what the Filipinos called debt of
    gratitude. The worst thing is Mr. Enrile gave something wherein the owner
    is the Filipino people. To me, this is equivalent to robbing the Filipino
    people and giving the loot to his partners in crime. If the Senators have to
    choose between the personal or business interest of Mr. Enrile and the interest
    of the Filipino people, definitely these Senators, who accept the gift, will
    side with and protect Mr. Enrile’s investment and welfare, even the interest of
    his children. Definitely not the interest of the Filipinos! This is the reason
    this Filipino culture of “utang na loob” is poisonous and detrimental
    to the advancement of the Philippines
    and the Filipino people.

  • tarikan

    Enrile: Gusto ko happy kayo. Bribe or gift doesn’t matter, what matters is what was given. Also what matters is the thing expected in return hahaha! Kung i-reretain nyo ako as S.P. anong magagawa ko?  

  • tilamsik

    Their SALN should be checked if correctly declared…. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.lennon.31 Julian Lennon

     “The only thing I find
    humorous about this whole controversy is that I am being accused of 
    ‘giving,’ albeit generously to most, but not as generously to a few
    …(four) to be exact,” Enrile said.

    Its not just humurous but DOWN RIGHT RIDICULOUS that JPE thinks he’s “being generous to some and unfair to other senators,” when the money is NOT EVEN HIS TO GIVE in the first place and he doesnt have the discretion to dispose of it as he pleases and fulfill his selfish motives..

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Mas heartfelt daw pag hindi galing sa kanya ang pera. Tang ina talaga si Enrile and his son.

  • tilamsik

    Bakit tahimik ang CBCP ngayon?    

  • ODAPAIN

    wag ma,magmumukang butiki si LOLONG

  • upupperclassman

    Public money given out as personal Christmas gifts, what is this? Constitutional and lawful?

  • ODAPAIN

    wag na,magmumukang butiki si LOLONG

  • Usi Sero

    Malinaw na kung bakit sila nagpapatayan pag election para maka upo…P120 million in 6 years…10% kickbacks from the pork barrel. I remember reading in some article that 10% is the norm…WTF!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jocken-Dano/100002588330624 Jocken Dano

    of course there’s nothing wrong with it,diskarte niya iyon eh, but conscience tells us why that much?? sana ibinigay na lang do”n sa typhoon victims sa mindanao. this senators has enough money already. those people can’t even hardly eat. it seems this is the biggest blunder JPE did as senate president. SAYANG, for a respected senior senator. i just simply hope those senators who did received that much ay ibahagi na lang nila do’n sa typhoon victims.  senator, please, asked your conscience kung tama bang ibulsa yang pera na yan.       God Bless our country . . . .

  • ever green

    tibay talaga…..how can you give “gifts” to others from money that is not yours????

  • Karabukov

    Bribe: I’m giving you money so you’ll keep me your senate president.
     
    Gift: I’m giving you money out of the goodness of my heart and it’s up to you if you want to keep me your senate president.
     
    Ahem, it’s a gift senators, not a bribe, but you know what to do.

  • mangtom

    I have a gut feeling that this is just a tip of the iceberg. What other bigger amounts are being stolen by these crooks who call themselves senators and congressmen? Some day lalabas ang siguro mas malaki pang corrupt deals. I cringe in disbelief of the can of worms that this “Senate President”, what a shame, has opened. 

    No matter how he massages, justifies, expounds, clarifies his action, it is CORRUPTION. No matter how you slice a baloney, it is still baloney. You are supposed to be a brilliant lawyer. You are proving that you got no sense of value. Let’s call a spade a spade and corruption a corruption. 

    You are no longer the only educated Filipino. Mas marami pang Filipino na mas mataas ang aral sa iyo. Last time I checked this is no longer the Spanish regime-Filipinos were kept in the dark. Marami ng Jose Rizals sa panahon na ito. May information technology pa. Madaling mabuking yong mga gimmick mong lumang tugtugin. 

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Sir, fyi.

      According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

      “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

      Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

      Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more campaign funds, more growth. Go figure. Talagang lalaki ang GDP ng 2013 gawa ng massive election spending.

      Pres. PNOy as of press time has no comment. He now respects the independence of 3 co-equal branches of the government.

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

    GIFT YES.BRIBE NO.
    Manong Johnny1.if i will give the PNP and DILG secreatary gifts to get the helicopter and firearms contracts—-is that acceptable and legal? Not bribe money but gifts.2. If BONG PINEDA will give the govs and the PNP officials gifts so he can operate jueteng with no one stopping him in a particular province—that OK too?That a not a bribe money but gifts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      ULLOOOLLL!!!Basahain mo nga yang comment mo, irrelevant!

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

        mas uror ka ggaagoo dahil nag reply ka sa uror…hehhehehe

  • Beguine

    Let’s wait and see what the reaction of the senators will be,
    whether or not they will still want to sack Enrile as Senate President
    or be in effect bribed by his “gifts.”

    Anyway, now there’s public disclosure of these “gifts,” all the more
    reason why Enrile must be sacked from his post. If he’s good at it
    there’s absolutely no need to give any gifts at all. The people will
    be solid behind him, too, but then now the people are solid against Enrile
    retaining this post.

  • Karabukov

    “It’s time to call a spade a spade.”

    Coming from Senator Enrile, it means, “It’s time to call a bribe a gift.”

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Better yet, Enrile should use the spade to dig his own grave.

  • Karabukov

    “Santiago returned 250K to Senate President.”

    Kulang daw.

  • Jose EJ Flores

    Sinong bobolahin mo, Mr. JPE. At this time of calamities you have the nerve to claim that? After the Impeachment, bilib na sana kami.

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

    POLITUKU!
    Kaya pala kahit gumastos ng milyones ang mga ito e marami pinagkukunan ng funds para hindi lang bawiin ang ginastos kundi may tubu pa. Paninilbihan ba yan?
    Mga POLITUBU!

  • Sarkasmos

    Remember the sins of the father. Do NOT vote Jack Enrile for Senator!!! And lest we forget, there are the sins of the son as well. 

  • Jimbox88

    Sign Board:

    Your Tax Is Working For You….Sorry fo the Inconvenience!

    So Sorry talaga tayo taxpayers!!!

    Hay Naku! Ano na to?!?

  • Jane Tan

    On a sidenote, nasan na kaya si boypalaban? He kept whining about how the RH Bill will be using taxpayer money to buy contraceptives and pay for family planning programs. He should be happy to know that the money has been given away as “gifts” to senators who are well-off.

    Hey boypalaban, you will be happy to know that the taxpayers just gave Legarda and Lacson’s drivers a huge Christmas bonus.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUE7BZXUJ7I5AFIBEPSIBONAHA Alfred A

       These “gifts” was made possible becoz the RH Bill was passed. Taxpayers money used to pay-off senators for passing the RH Bill..

      • marionics

        money well spent naman pala e he he

    • marionics

      hayaan mo na si boy, turned off na daw siay sa rh isyu. moved on na daw siya. which to me is very mature compared sa mga iba dito na tuluuuuuuuuy tuloy pa din ang kabalbalan na ilinalabas dito pag may rh article. di maka move on talaga he he

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    Let’s UNITE, Lets make a crusade in Facebook and other social media NOT TO VOTE this TRAPO!
    Maaga pa, nangangampanya na sa TV ang UNA. Isa itong palatandaan kung gaano ka-TRAPO ang mga kandidato ng UNA.

    UNA sa TRaPO!
    UNA sa Katiwalian!
    UNA sa Palusot!
    UNA sa Corruption!
    HULI ang taong bayan!

    Mag-isip. Lets VOTE WISELY!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUE7BZXUJ7I5AFIBEPSIBONAHA Alfred A

       Hinde lang UNA patil LP…

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Parekoy, I’d agree with you if LP was not involved in this. But LP also has a hand in this. Marumi ang UNA, pero ganun din ang LP. Drilon is in charge of budget which he bloated only to convert it to savings. DBM’s Florencio Abad even hailed the almost 50% increase in MOOE as good for the country. You kinda have to scratch your head, meron pa bang malinis sa kanila o tapat. Except maybe for Joker who spoke out against the bloated budgeting when it was being railroaded by Drilon.

      ______________________________________

      According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

      “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

      Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

      Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more campaign funds, more growth. Go figure. Talagang lalaki ang GDP ng 2013 gawa ng massive election spending.

      Pres. PNOy as of press time has no comment. He now respects the independence of 3 co-equal branches of the government.

  • wakats

    The national government has impliedly set at P5k each for additional cash gift of national workers due presumably to liquidity (cash) problem of the national government.

    Enrile said the xmas package came from the senate savings and he has the sole discretion to disburse them based on his now-famous whims and caprices.

    The wily apo johnny, due to old age, might have overlooked that unexpended balances of appropriated items or savings ARE ALSO PUBLIC FUNDS and its disbursement are covered by auditing rules to avoid wastage of public monies.

    To set additional christmas gifts at P1.6M each for 18 favored senators and only P250k for those who don’t see eye to eye with him, are believed excessive and unnecessary in the light of their gargantuan porks which are more than enough to fill their insatiable bellies.

    It’s really unconscionable since the millions of teachers and other national servants received only P5k each while the senatongs received much, much more.

         

  • joshmale2004

    Enrile said “Gift, yes, bribe, no”. Correct si Enrile. A gift is different from a bribe. But the question is, can you give as gift from a public fund and not personal money? If the intention of this cash gift is for official purpose, then it should not be called a gift but an additional budget. Pag sinabing mong gift, the recipient can use it for personal purpose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1490584913 James Koa

    Savings are taxpayer’s money.  If the senator want to send a gift to other senator, then he or she should use his own money rather than precious money of  taxpayers.  If only our politicians learn to use taxpayer’s money wisely.  Hindi po pera nyo kundi sa bayan.  This only prove corruption is legal for big people and the burden to pay is always on the small people.  Do we need to vote for the givers and takers of the gifts????

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      You’re right. The Senate only had savings because they deliberately overbudgeted and bloated the staffing projections. They even managed to include in their budget assumptions a 24th senator despite PNoy’s assumption of presidency more than two years ago. Deliberately bloating and overstating the budget only to covert them into savings at the end of the year is an anomaly pure and simple.

  • Jimbox88

    nciqjwa[042=03761234=-9-wrjgfwengf12385=12391=-578ghsdfjvnlwemjf[q205823=04t7230rfn

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWPOD4ER5LJPDQU3N32NAC74X4 johnnie r

    This “SAVINGS” could have made alot of difference to PABLO victims…talk about priorities, tsk,tsk…

  • PH2011

    A GIFT-yes, BRIBE-no. Another
    paraphrase that can be added to his Book of Memoir.

    How can it be (a selective) gift, if
    the money belongs to the Filipino people. Is the Senate President encouraging
    the Speaker of the House, all the head of various government agencies to do the
    same?

    Enough is enough, Mr. (Senate)
    President.

    The composition of the Senate Chamber
    should be overhauled, and it’s only the Filipino voters who can do it.

    It’s voters call, come election time.

  • True_Brown

     “It’s time to call a spade a spade,” Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said-Wow! And I thought he’d do the right thing and confess! But I guess it’s too much to expect from someone who said -at the height of the EDSA revolution- his ambush at Wack-wack was staged and then wrote in his memoirs that it was true..Ti’s like saying back is black and white is white but you have to prove it.

    • Jane Tan

      Not necessarily applicable in the Philippines. Too much grey here.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      “It’s time to call a spade a spade”

      Better yet, Enrile should use the spade to dig his own grave.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    habang ninanakaw na ng china ang mga isla natin dahik wala tayong gamit panggiyera, itong mga kagalang-galang namang mga lider natin at naggi-gift-gift giving pa at nagpapakasawa sa pundo na dapat gamitin natin sa depensa ng bansa… Marami pa rin kasi ang naniniwala sa mga goonggoong na to na panatilihin sa pwesto.. sayang tayo..

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    BAT TAYO NAGAGALIT? Si FLORENCIO ABAD ng DBM tuwang-tuwa nga na lumalaki ang MOOE, na siyang nagpapaganda raw ng ating ekonomiya.
    ____________________________________________
    According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

    “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

    Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

    Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more campaign funds, more growth. Go figure. Talagang lalaki ang GDP ng 2013 gawa ng massive election spending.

    Pres. PNOy as of press time has no comment. He now respects the independence of 3 co-equal branches of the government.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO6VKORVP6RF3NJ2OW74M3YTXA Jojo

    kasuswerte nman ng mga senador at empleyado ng senado nakatangap ng kalalaking bonus regalo daw at kong ano ano pa…samantalang yung mga pobreng mangagawa bayad nman ng bayad ng taxes yun pla sa bulsa nio lang mapupunta at bukod doon maraming pwede pagbigyan yun 30 million pesos .. lalo na sa mga biktima ng kalamidad dba..tsk..tsk…

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Ang masaklap nito, both LP and UNA members have a hand in this MOOE. Florencio Abad proudly declared that MOOE grew by almost 50% for Jan to Nov 2012. Senator Drilon railroaded the deliberations for budget. Only Joker Arroyo, the lone voice in the wilderness, expressed dissenting opinion against the railroading of budget. PNoy as of press time chose to keep quiet about this as if learning to respect the independence of 3 co-equal branches of government. Koko Pimental sees nothing wrong with this. Jinggoy belatedly came up with an excuse that he’s using the money for Pablo victims. Lacson admits receiving MOOE but denies it’s moolah and insists that it should not be confused with bribery. Loren denies receiving anything from Enrile but the burden of proof is on her. Miriam, while admirable for spilling the beans on Enrile, ostensibly has other self-serving motives than clean government. Allies or adversaries, Pro-PNoy or Anti-PNoy, they were all caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They all have a hand in this. They are all in this together.

    Mapa PNoy ka man o laban kay PNoy, talo ang sambayanang Pilipino.

    This is what breaks every Filipino’s heart.

    Let’s vote wisely in May 2013.

    • EOJ

      Magkano bayad sa yo ni enrile?? Kahapon ka pa dito ah. Pabalik balik mga post mo.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Uy, na curious ka rin noh. Ganun talaga, pag walang kinikilingan, lahat kayang sabihin. Hindi tulad mo, sobra kang maka-LP at maka-PNoy. Kahit na mali, gusto mo pa ring magbulagbulagan. Pareho namang marumi ang UNA at LP, pareho silang sangkot dito. Bato bato sa langit, ang tamaan wag magagalit. Hindi makakabuti sa sambayanang Pilipino ang magmamaang-maangan parekoy.

        Vote wisely na lang in May 2013. At wag na wag iboboto si Jackie Enrile o Jack Enrile.

      • EOJ

        LOL!! ilang oras ka nang nakababad dito???

        Tanga! Hindi si PNoy ang namigay ng milyon milyong christmas gifts sa mga senador.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Which means vote wisely in May 2013 elections. Good luck.

      • EOJ

         Halatang bayaran ka ni enrile. dalawang araw ka nang naka babad at paulit ulit ang comment dito.

        Kahit ano pa sabihin mo corrupt ang amo mo!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWPOD4ER5LJPDQU3N32NAC74X4 johnnie r

        Ingat ka, mukhang may stalker ka! hehe…

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Ok lang. Di lang kasi siya sang-ayon sa mga komento ng ibang tao. But that’s the spirit of democracy.

      • kulittwit

         Wag kang mandamay ng iba. si enrile namigay ng milyon milyon sa mga senador.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Same banana parekoy. How’s work at Stargazer? Still bumping into Jackie?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MMNXUJBZZDBYJJNP23VHF72MQ4 rilbo

      Unnecessary government expenses. Maintenance and Operating Expense. Are you kidding me? This country is hopeless …..

  • noynoyingalways

    Yan ang tunay na kulay ni Enrile =) bumilib pa kayo sa impeachment case ah looooooooooolz

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7FFCQNX2TROQZQS3DJRDTWMQDE abot

    Wala talaga ang Pilipinas, puro kalokohan.

  • marionics

    sige mga kabayan, sa susunod na halalan

    JACK ENRILE FOR SENATOR!!!!!

    #4 sa surveys

    bwahahaha

    • jseesus

      wala na talaga, suko na ako sa lahi ninyo.. dapat genocide na talaga. palitan na nang lahi….

  • w4d

    This is probably amends ordered by Enrile’s personal priest. Ang kaso, pera na nga ng bayan ang pinapamigay, sa kapwa kurakot pa ibinilin. Magulang talaga si Manong…LOL

  • leadyourself

    if this is legal, maybe it is time for new lawmakers.

  • True_Brown

     as a continuation Paolo, Let us connect UNA to the same party supporting Binay in the next presidential. Let’s not forget this in 2016!! Please vote wisely so we don’t waste the gains made by this administration. Just to set the record straight. I am not a card-carrying member of the Liberal Party but an ordinary citizan aware of the impact of transparent, people-first governance.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      TB, I’m a card-carrying Pro-Filipino. We’ve been had by both UNA and LP. Fyi.

      __________________________________

      According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

      “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

      Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

      Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more campaign funds, more growth. Go figure. Talagang lalaki ang GDP ng 2013 gawa ng massive election spending.

      Pres. PNOy as of press time has no comment. He now respects the independence of 3 co-equal branches of the government.

  • farmerson

    Not a bribe?  But if you give , you expect something in return ……If you ask favor, what’s next?

  • nes911

    Winawaldas ni enrile ang pera ng bayan. Mahiya ka naman manong. O talagang wala ka niyan.

  • Love God

    When my beloved Senators feasted lavishly on Christmas and New Year, honestly speaking my family had only one dish on our dinner table. I had to open my kid’s piggy-bank and took coins to buy rice for our noche buena. 
    Our family prayed that night for the thousand of victims of the typhoon who did not have anything.
    How many senators and congressmen visited those calamity stricken areas?
    Remind you Senators, Congressmen and all government employees, those lavishly spent money (as you wish) come from the hard labor of every hard working Filipino.
    Have mercy on the poor!

  • EOJ

    Damuho ka enrile!! Una ka sa kawalanghiyaan!!

  • jdelacruz13

    sarap maging senatong at tongressman sa pinas … namimigay ng pera !!! hindi naman nila pera . ay ka-awa-awang juan dela cruz . harap harapang ninanakawan na naman . 

  • EOJ

    The corrupt martial law berdugo strikes again. No to another enrile in the senate!!!!!

  • Carum Al Dumal

    JPE – Whatever you say (that it is a gift and NOT a bribe), it still leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Now if that amount was donated to the victims of Typhoon Pablo – you would have made a much better impression. Sorry that you blew your chance or touching up your tarnished figure.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    These are taxpayer’s money however you call it – bawas na sa sahod bago pa man magamit sa pamilya, bayad na sa Cashier bago pa man makagat ang hamburger. Lalo ngayon na tataas ang mga pondong ito because of higher taxes.

    Time to review Congress spendings and even remove pork barrel from them and put it to better use. This country needs more manufacturing and agri-related projects to strengthen the economy. America and China are the big manufacturing power houses and so are Malaysia and Thailand.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA yahoo-AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA

    ayun na po ang buwis natin..ginawang bonus ni ingkong enrile.. NO TO BINAY,NO TO ENRILE,NO TO ERAP IN THE NEXT ELECTION!!

  • Aleksander Boleslaw

    jpe is the perennial politician who rewards his loyal followers. at least some of the senators whom he gave little more than the others have the decency to give the money back to the Pablo victims i.e. Trillanes

  • wishfull thinking

    Whatever JPE says about the other Senator’s chairmanship’s budget, these are all “budgets” that will be used by the committee. What JPE did was different, he made a “senate savings” looks like his own by giving it as a “gift” to the senators based on his discretion, meaning, his personal reasons. People’s money, for their own personal intent and purposes.

  • robrano

    To True-Brown
    Wasting the gains made by this administration? Which gains? A 500 billion increase of budget for the election year? Who are the senators, congressmen, that request and accept such “gifts” which are higher at one year than the life-income of at least 80% of “common” Filipinos? Are they not near all from Liberal Party, Noy’s party? Even most of them just jumped to LP, as they jumped to winning GMA and Erap before. Their consciousness is always with the pork.
    An RP senator gets over 2 million pesos a month aside of his salary and millions as cash gift? Rich Philippines? There was a discussion in really rich and still booming Germany about the salary of the calcellor, the head of state and government. The salary is about 900.000 pesos. Lucky RP senators with more than twice of that plus pork.

  • VeryDisgusted2

    He can call it a gift if the money comes from his own pocket. But if it is a public money, it is called thievery and bribery.

    The receivers and the giver are guilty of graft and corruption.

    The president and the people should not let this one pass. This is corruption of a highest degree and committed by despicable ones whom the people trusted as law makers.

    • epc4954

      Agree! This is people’s money! How can Enrile call it gift? Did we tell him to do this???

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/O47U7LYPBEKMZEIIUJHAXJJFJA Peehel

    The DBM and COA should not allow any public officials to give any kind gifts that will be taken from the savings of their annual operating budget. Some public officials intentionally over-estimate their  proposed annual budget for this politically motivated generosity. They should explain to the public why there are discrepancies between the proposed and the actual expenditures. We all want to see our country to be at the straight path, but these kind of public officials are the one putting humps a detours along the way. They’re been doing this for so many years to protect their political career and to stay in power. Check and find-out how a political clan seize lands in Santa Ana, Cagayan.

  • im_earth

    this is his explanation:

    www,juanponceenrile,com/view/250

    obviously its BUDGET but he use the term GIFT!… shame!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000153968048 Gem Karl Maquiling

    belat sang kagaw ya!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPBI3ESYPHNYH72R3544I564UM Minnette

    Grabeeee si juan poce enrile! sabi nga ni miriam, “wah!” and i want to put it on record :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DRTI6KYBDA3RZU5ORDYRXKHN4 Wackz

    “Earlier reports said funds meant for Mr. Aquino’s remaining three years
    as senator were considered savings that were eventually realigned for
    other Senate expenditures”

    EVENTUALLY REALIGNED FOR SENATORS PERSONAL EXPENDITURES.
    SARAP NG BUHAY MGA ‘TO!

  • FernandoBusi

    This would not have happened if they adopted line item budgeting. Kaya railroaded ng LP aka Drilon ang budget processes to make sure that there are savings generated. 

    • kulittwit

      Halatang nililihis mo ang isyu. The DBM is already doing line budgeting. There was no railroading of the budget. The money that enrile distributed came from the savings resulting from the vacancy of one senate position when PNoy assumed the presidency.

      • FernandoBusi

        Oh come on dont bu llsh it me the National budget was passed without examination. The fact that they budget for an unoccupied position for 2 years, lets let them off the hook when the president won the election, speak volumes of the intentional corruption of the LP and UNA. 

        Infact we should have a list of all these committees in the senate and see whos running them and which of them are just milking cows for their free lunches at the Spiral.

      • kulittwit

         Hindi mo alam sinasabi mo. The proposed 2013 national budget was submitted by malacanang to congress in july 2012.

        The lower house and senate approved it only in December after committee hearings and deliberations.

        The senate should have corrected its own budget before passing the bill.

      • FernandoBusi

        There you go … “The senate should have corrected its own budget before passing the bill”

        and btw a lot of my friends from the past are staffers of politicians in both local and national positions so I do know how things work. I could have joined them in that career path but … nakakasuka ang kumain ng pinaghirapan ng iba.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/O47U7LYPBEKMZEIIUJHAXJJFJA Peehel

    LET’S PUT THESE PEOPLE AWAY FROM ANY GOVERNMENT SEATS ON THE NEXT ELECTION.

  • reddfrog

    It’s so easy, just change the term “Bribe” into “Gift” and it becomes legal!
    How about if I decide to murder a certain old politician and say it’s not “Murder”, but rather “Enhancing the gene pool”, that should make it legal.

    • Bonggebongge

      Korek…para ding yung mga political dynasties…iniiba na nila…political destiny daw….tang na na naman….

  • zahraff

    There is a saying that goes – You don’t do anything for nothing! The Senators have their own budget. And to say that 1.6 million is a gift is outrageous. Nobody in their right state of mind, if it is your hard earned money, to the tune of 30 million will be given away as a form of a gift. We, Filipinos are known for UTANG NA LOOB. You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours. Now, my dear kababayan, you be the judge.

  • epc4954

    We should boycott Enrile by NOT voting for his son next elections.

  • wysiwyg81

    kung matindi ang bira ng marami kay pnoy dahil sa kanyang mga naturingang KKK, maliwanag namang bawat pulitiko may kanya-kanyang KKK. and KKK ni JPE sila binay, estrada, estrada, estrada, estrada, at estrada, etc. eh sino kaya ang pinakamagaling na maging KKK?

    • Bonggebongge

      Binay, binay, binay pa nalimutan mo…

  • Philcruz

    The comments of three senators in this article are again clear evidence of the character of these political creatures.

    Pimentel thinks the issue is simply why the “gifts” were not equally distributed. He does not see anything wrong with the act of giving these taxpayers’ money as Enrile’s “gifts.”

    Sotto’s reaction saying “mag Senate President muna sila” is again typical Sotto. Childish, arrogant, ill-tempered and shallow minded.

    And the most obvious display of lack of character is Enrile himself.  He sees nothing wrong with calling the amounts he gave out to his peers as “his gifts.”  And he sees nothing wrong with allocating smaller amounts to those who have stood up against his wishes.  He clearly admits that he acts based on who his friends and enemies are in the Senate.

    He is the model of what a Senate President and an official of government should not be or behave. This is the untitled leader and brains of UNA. I shudder at the thought of these people sitting and controlling Malacanang someday.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

     Enrile: Gift, yes; bribe, no
    Tax Payers money? Absolutely!!!

  • Timbuktu & Kiribati

    kalunoslunos naman ang buhay pulitika sa bansang pilipinas. maliwanag na ang posibleng pagbalik ng mga taong sumira sa pilipinas tulad ni imelda, bongbong, enrile, atbp. huwag po sana nating payagan ang pagbabalik ng kasamaan sa ating bansa. maawa po tayo sa katulad naming mga OFW na umaasa sa pagbuti ng kabuhayan sa ating bansa sa hindi kalaunan. maawa po kayo sa amin at aming mga pamilya.

    • Bonggebongge

      Tama…ang mga OFW nag aantay na maging maunlad at sagana ang bansa para makabalik na sila, muling magtrabaho sa sariling bansa o mag negosyo pero ang mga politikang tulad ng mga to ang sumisira sa pangarap na pag balik na yun, grabe ang kontribusyon ng OFW sa ekonomiya pero ninanakaw lang ng mga ito (politika)…

  • mabyrik

    Gift- Yes, Bribe-No.BY Enrile.

    Enrile you gave gifts , for what? So that you can retain your SP position, and you gave them gifts so that you can get their votes? 

    Enrile, that is not gift, that is bribe. You’re too old , you can’t distinguish anymore a white from black? You’ve been doing that screwing for more than 60 decades and up to now, you are still ignorant? 

    Enrile is a master of deceit. He was successful with it in dancing with the Marcoses, estrada and GMA. Still, not contented, he wants to do it all over again with Pnoy. But this time, he will fail and he will fail big time for the people will not allow it.

    Pnoy must issue a figurative “Urgent certification” that Enrile must go, RIGHT NOW, like the urgent certification he issued for RH bill. 

    Enrile will use his position to make UNA wins in the coming election, a party comprising of “cor//rupt has-beens”, killers, cor/r/u/p/t, and mga kapal-muks and persona-non-grata in Philippine politics. An UNA win is going to be a disaster and and will direct all achievements of Pnoy to drain. 

    While there is still time, senators must bond together so that an an old and hated ML implementor can run away with his tails wagging behind his legs. Do it now or we will train our anger on you.   

  • antonioluna

    Mahiya naman kayo sa mga TAX namin! Taena nyo!

    • Bonggebongge

      Tan g ina talaga nila…wakanangna…kandasakit kana kakatrabaho, sila nereregalo lang ang milyones na galing sa buwis ng taong bayan…

  • Pedro Geronimo

    Mahirap talaga ituwid ang landas ng mga baluktot ang pag-iisip na mga trapo. Sa kanilang pagtingin ay wala silang maling ginagawa. Old dogs with old tricks all the way. God help us all.

  • Mel

    There’s a thin blurry line between gift and bribe, watch the master manipulate that thought.

  • hinayhinay

    Awat na Enrile. Ninakawan mo na nga kami, tapos lolokohin mo pa pag nahuli ka!

    • sanjuan683

       Baligtarin natin, bribe yes, gift no, hahahahahaha

    • Bonggebongge

      Ganyan na ang ugali nyan dati pa, nakakalusot kasi madalas, madami nang atraso sa taong bayan yan eh…dekalyo na mukha nyan leder na balat na nag buwaya…

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

    HIS GIFT?!!!! It’s his money? NOOOOO so how can it be HIS GIFT????? 

  • manual47

    If filipinos have regards these senators or politicians as corrupt and unconscionable, then filipinos finally seeing the true colors of these senators specially this “old geezer” (Enrile).  And to add to the insults to the filipinos, Enrile even call this inconsiderate action “a spade a spade”……B.S. is more like it.  And to top it, “gifts, yes….bribe, no”.  Who’s Enrile trying to fool.  He’s buying a favor from these senators to hold on to his position.  Get a life Mr. Enrile.  You have done enough questionable deeds that you are no longer relevant to the life of majority of the filipinos.  You have done enough damage to the country and it’s about time you get rid of yourself of the political scene.  Gifts to already rich senators seems a very selfish way of showing the filipinos that you and the rest of your colleague are really out of the real world.  While a lot of filipinos hardly meet the daily meal, these senators having a day of their life indulging on the hard earned money of the taxpayers as if money grows on tree.  Shame on you all…….but then I suppose you all already have a thick skins so it doesn’t really matter to all of you.  Well, it matters to all filipinos and all eyes will be on you come election time.   

  • manual47

    once a crook, always a crook…………

    • Bonggebongge

      korek….

  • Benito Juarez

    Gift, yes; bribe, no. Mr. Enrile, a clever man. He defends the rules, yet he doesn’t. He follows and breaks them at the same time. His voice emanates a withered monkey howling in the wild as if the ghosts of favored senators are dancing around him. Favored Senators, don’t you have bad tastes in your mouth while drinking the blood and tears of the taxpayers? Mr Enrile, live you must.  Don’t think that when you walk out of that door the wolves and tigers don’t recognize your scent.  Not all politicians are alike; some smell the sweet scent of money while others drink the blood of the people.  Good men are few when it comes to politics.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Ang masaklap nito, both LP and UNA members have a hand in this MOOE. Florencio Abad proudly declared that MOOE grew by almost 50% for Jan to Nov 2012. Senator Drilon railroaded the deliberations for budget. Only Joker Arroyo, the lone voice in the wilderness, expressed dissenting opinion against the railroading of budget. PNoy as of press time chose to keep quiet about this as if learning to respect the independence of 3 co-equal branches of government. Koko Pimental sees nothing wrong with this. Jinggoy belatedly came up with an excuse that he’s using the money for Pablo victims. Lacson admits receiving MOOE but denies it’s moolah and insists that it should not be confused with bribery. Loren denies receiving anything from Enrile but the burden of proof is on her. Miriam, while admirable for spilling the beans on Enrile, ostensibly has other self-serving motives than clean government. Allies or adversaries, Pro-PNoy or Anti-PNoy, they were all caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They all have a hand in this. They are all in this together.

    Mapa PNoy ka man o laban kay PNoy, talo ang sambayanang Pilipino.

    This is what breaks every Filipino’s heart.

    Let’s vote wisely in May 2013.
     

  • john_constantine

    Ah, ginagawang gift lang pala ang pinaghirapan ng taong bayan na nagbabayad ng buwis.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Ang masaklap niyan, walang pinagkaiba ang LP sa UNA. Habang nagagalit tayo, si FLORENCIO ABAD ng DBM ay tuwang-tuwa. Dahil daw lumalaki ang MOOE, na siyang nagpapaganda raw ng ating ekonomiya.

    ____________________________________________

    According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

    “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

    Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

    Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more campaign funds, more growth. Go figure. Talagang lalaki ang GDP ng 2013 gawa ng massive election spending.

    Pres. PNOy as of press time has no comment. He now respects the independence of 3 co-equal branches of the government.

    • kulittwit

      Basta ka lang maka comment ng walang saysay.

      The head of agency decides on what to do with its mooe. The corrupt senate president gave away millions as bribes! We know he is hanging by the thread as senate president.

      It is a bribe no matter what enrile says. Corruption at its worst!!!

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Same same. Drilon disagrees with you. He gets to decide on the budget too. Do not deprive him of that power.

      • kulittwit

        same same ang mga comment mo! hugasan mo puwitan ni mang juan!! Halatang nandadamay ka i inamin na ni enrile na sya ang namigay! Tanga!

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        di ka lang kasi sang-ayon sa sinasabi ko. but that’s the spirit of democracy. we can all disagree. if it’s any consolation, hindi lang naman ikaw ang nagbubulag-bulagan sa kabila ng kabaluktutan ng LP at ng administrasyon.

      • kulittwit

        LOL!! baluktot and utak mo!hahaha!

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        LOL! Galit ka pa yata hanggang ngayon kay Jackie, dahil hindi ka nabigyan ng tip. Kuripot talga yang mga Enrile. Lahing intsik kasi yung nanay ni JPE, si Petra Furuganan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZNY7QZZDDBH4EBGB5ZS4IOUATE mave

        Paano sarado isip nyan kaya ganyan

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        It is up to the people to decide whether being rewarded for doing nothing is a bribe or not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    A gift, but from whom?

    Was it from Aquino, or Enrile, or from Juan dela Cruz?

    And to whom did those kapals said “Thank you”?

    • kulittwit

       Did you ever read the news item above? Did you see the picture?LOL!!

  • Cruxofthematter

    There goes the usual mindset for almost all politicians, civil workers and even private workers here in the Philippines. Our utang na loob attitude prevails, so a gift to any civil servant is a bribe. That is why in other countries (even private companies), receiving gifts is an offense and where these gifts are given they are turned over to the general management for raffle drawing at the end of the year.

    • Loggnat

       It’s a gift if it comes from your own pocket. If it comes from the taxpayers pocket, that’s a different animal. I think.

  • Bonggebongge

    wag nang mag bayad ng tax…pinangreregalo lang ng mga walang hiya….

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Enrile: As the senate president, it is incumbent duty to give away money that I do not own.

    Lacson: I did receive MOOE, sounds almost like moolah, but not to be confused with bribery.

    Miriam: I spilled the beans on Enrile because he spilled the beans on me and my husband.

    Joker: I told you the budget was railroaded, with bloated staff allocations converted as savings.

    Drilon: What’s wrong with railroading the budget? We did it in record time 5 days max.

    Abad: Mabuti naman at walang nakapansin sa ginagawa ko sa DBM.

    Belmonte: Why is the senate getting all the limelight? We also have MOOE in congress.

    Kiko: Noted. Please also note that as an outgoing senator, I deserve some pabaon.

    Koko: Natorotot na nga ako, ipagkakait nyo pa sa akin ang cash gift.

    Lapid: I got a piece of the picha-pie. Ang charap-charap ng picha-pie, lalo na pag libre.

    Pia: Even if Manong gives me 2M, it’s nothing compared to safe, satisfying sex.

    Chiz: I normally don’t talk unless there’s pogi points to be had. No comment.

    Loren: I deny receiving any cash gift from Enrile. You can measure my unhappiness index.

    Jinggoy: I will go down with Manong Johnny. Pull us down if you can.

    Sotto: This has nothing to do with plagiarism. Don’t make a mountain out of an anthill.

    Marcos: Sabi ni Daddy, si Manong Johnny sobrang trying hard to be popular ever since.

    Gringo: 2M lang? I think I deserve more. History owes me more than that.

    Trillanes: Putek, iniskandalo na ako ni Manong, tapos ang barat pa ng cash gift sa akin.

    Angara: Buti na lang no one noticed I got 2.3B for my APECO sandcastle. 2M is peanuts.

    PNoy: This time, I will respect the independence of 3 branches of gov’t. No comment.

    Gloria: This is a textbook example of holiday economics thru Xmas cash gift.

    Erap: 2M ba? Swak na swak yan para sa stem-cell therapy sa St. Luke’s.

    Mar: Mabuti naman at iba na ang nasa hot seat. 2 weeks ng pinupuntirya ang DILG & PNP.

  • kulittwit

    Una sa kurakot si enrile. siguradong hindi lalayo ang anak nyang m_ t_. Alfie anido what happened to you?

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Alfie is dead. He was killed on bended knees, according to urban legend. We all know who did it. Will you still vote for Jackie Enrile in May 2013?

      • M C

        “We”?  I was not there. Were you there physically present when the incident happened?  Can anyone come out with the Pathology Report or Autopsy Report if he was shot at close range or if he committed suicide? I guess, even Ms. K was never there at that exact moment of shooting.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        The burden of disproving the urban legend is on you then, Sir or Mr. Crisostomo. If you don’t mind my saying so, you have a better chance at driving a Bentley along the autobahn than disproving an urban legend. Be that as it may, Jackie is still trending high according to survey results. Exactly the same survey companies which also touted PNoy’s ratings as sky high if not a breath short of Binay’s. Targeted campaigning and micro-targeting seem to be working for Jackie. Or just something wrong with the survey companies. At any rate, Ms. K has more than enough to last her a few lifetimes. Have a good day M C.

  • AZKID13

    I wonder if Santiago got the full 1.6 mil would she have opened her big mouth. But that said I hate the big mouth witch for the west but she did do the right thing returning the cash.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      She just has an axe to grind. Sweet revenge? Maybe not for long.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        The Molo biscuits came from her own pocket but the P250,000 came from our pockets. A big difference!

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Between JPE and Miriam, I’d still go for the latter. As for biscuits in exchange for 1.6M or 2M, I’ll leave the two senators to battle it out in front of the media.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I4H2WMHPSR6JGHOTMDLUA6QYHU Observer18

      Well, I don’t believe Santiago’s sincerity given her antics and lies. If Manong Johny did not return her stupid biscuits, I doubt if she will even open her foaming mouth and has the guts to return her 250k gift.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    What was given to all those Generals, Angelo Reyes et al, by Rabusa must also be MOOE?

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      MOOE is now being enjoyed by Angie Reyes’ family. Especially his children.

      Rabusa? Ask the daughter.

      • kulittwit

         Mga tuta yan ni arroyo. salamat na lang hindi corrupt si PNoy.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Sabi mo eh. Ano nga pala yung pinatutugtog mo tuwing nadaan dyan si Jackie?

      • FernandoBusi

        kundi corrupt si Pnoy bat di nya to nilabanan nong senatong pa sya? This isn’t just about savings from his position this has been a practice for a very long time. Ghost employees and ghost consultants and committees that don’t do anything but have full budgets. 

      • kulittwit

         Namigay ba si enrile ng ganitong christmas gift?

      • FernandoBusi

        panahon pa ni pimentel as SP SOP na yan.

  • myprecious2008

    Kung ang mga namumuno sa Pilipinas ay kagaya ni Enrile at nung mga tumanggap ng “gift” nya, wala na talagang pag-asa ang Pilipinas.  Hindi lang si Enrile ang dapat nasa spotlight dito kundi pati na rin yung mga senators na tumanggap ng pera at pati na rin yung mga empleyado. 

    Seguro panahon na sa gobyerno na linawin kung ano at magkanong bonus lang ang dapat tanggapin ng bawat empleyado at politiko.  Kung baga ang bonus ay fixed, e.g. halimbawa sa isang taon ay entitled lang ng 13th month pay at wala ng iba pa. 

    Ang savings ng agency ay hindi dapat binibigay sa empleyado ay “bonus” kundi ibinabalik sa treasury upang magamit sa ibang pangagailangan.  Ang problema kasi sa mga opisina ng gobyerno, nasa discretion ng namumuno kung anong gagawin sa “savings”.  Ok sana eto kung hindi tax ng mga tao ang involved.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/65XR2V5MSRJXEXEHYTVUF5FN2I mykk

    May we know the condition of the senator offices.  There must be a standardization with the required number of employees to serve each senator’s office, number of computers, communication devices, printers and other related tools to be used for specific operating lifespan and reacquisition.  Corrupt senate leaders may not acquire these workplace necessities on their discretion which may affect their productivity and quality of service to the people and rather spend them for personal use which is a form of plunder in disguise.

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Fyi mykk. That’s what Joker wanted to do when he attempted to slow down Drilon who railroaded the deliberations for budget. Joker wanted line by line, Drilon wanted now na. The tragedy of it all is that both LP and UNA have a hand in this. Pero galante sa pulitika kung para sa pansariling interest.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    gift? is it his personal money he thinks he can just give it that easily?? it’s our money you piece of_SHIT.. before you even give these “gifts” you think twice.. how about lowering income tax?? since there are so much “savings” right???? YOU PIECE_SON_OF_A_BITCH

  • tilney

    Those savings not actually because the money were originally allocated for Pnoy as a senator for 3 years 2010-2013 but not spent should have been return to general appropriation fund when not used.Those are not savings so Enrile has no right to realign the budget of the senate.. One Enrile, Ejercito and Binay is enough in the senate and executive branches of govt. Political Dynasty… power hungry.. bye bye ordinary Filipinos

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Allow me to add to the list.

      No to Bambam Aquino.

      No to Tingting Cojuangco.

      Remove Tito Peping “Jueteng” Cojuangco from POC.

      Never vote for Jackie Enrile.

      • FORTHE GOOD

         YES TO PAOLO BENIGNO “BAM” AQUINO IV

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        Sabi mo eh. In fairness, magkahawig silang magtito. Pati yung buhok, salamin, ngipin at stilo ng pananamit. Medyo receding nga lang ang hairline ni Bambam.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      Did you inadvertently omit the Cayetanos, the Pimentels, Revillas and the other dynasties in the senate?

      • tilney

        Wala nman isa lang nman ang Pimentel sa Senado nagretire si Nene bago tumakbo ang anak.. Cayetanos were already in the Senate, Only Bong Revilla is in the Senate..Marami Revilla ang nakaupo sa Cavite.. POC is not a govt agency, this an Olympic organization which one has to be elected by various National Sports not by ordinary Filipino citizens. 

        Tingting is running with UNA not with the Liberal, so we do not have problem with her, she with Binay !

        I would rather have 3 Cayetanos in the senate as they used their position for the betterment of the Filipino people but Binays, Ejertos/Estrada and Enriles

  • Lapu Lapu

    These lavishly spent millions and billions as they wish come from the hard labor of every ordinary filipino. (you pay tax for everything except the air you breathe)

    People enter politics to play politics and to get rich. Tell me who among the politicians are poor?
    All their wealth are made of corrupt practices. Their salary is not enough to make a normal living.

    So where your wealth came from? When you spent lavishly, remember your millions of countrymen are hungry. It is the greed of politicians made our countrymen poor.

    What will you do with your hidden treasures and ill-gotten wealth? Will you bring it along to heaven? Are you sure you will enter heaven, our eternal destination?

    MARK 10:25
    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

    Then what will happens to those to who became rich though corrupt practices or sinful means?

    Be prepared for the judgement day. (there will be no TRO or wheel chair on that day)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      You’re wrong. If you want to breathe clean air you pay, too.

  • radcua

    Its more fun in the Philippines. Dapat ibinigay niyo na lang yan sa victims ng Typhoon Pablo. Kadaming makikinabang niyan dapat, ibinulsa pa. Haha, gagamitin sa constituents daw o, hindi kami ipinanganak kahapon noh.

  • FORTHE GOOD

    Enrile is the epitome of the corrupt trapo.

    My whole family will boycott his son. 

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    Define what is ‘SAVINGS’ dahil it’s always the term used by any government institution from top to bottom that whatever savings they have, they used it as ‘gift’ or ‘christmas bonus’ for their staff/employees??? Imagine ‘savings from their allocated budget’ becomes private funds???

    The government keep on increasing taxes of all sort, ‘sin tax, VAT, sales tax, capital gains tax, real estate tax, income tax, basic services charges in desguise that can be a form of tax , etc, etc, etc’ .

    Are these savings from many if not all ghost projects, some are hit and miss projects, some scam projects, some procurements where they can derived  lots, of lots of impose by all means savings, overprice to some degree???

    No wonder rampant political dynasty!

    • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

      Define “savings”?

      Savings are bloated and overstated staffing projections in the budget that can be converted as “savings” effortlessly at the end of the year. Pero wag ka. Drilon railroaded the budget which Joker protested against. Both LP and UNA have a hand in this. At yan ang masaklap.
       

  • MNLFoodcritic

    “Gift yes; bribe no”….BUT is it yours to give?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Look people, nag-aaway na sa HATIAN ang mga BUWAYA sa Senado. Ang iba nag rereklamo bakit 250K lang at hindi 1.6M ang natanggap. 

    Sadyang kinalilimutan, na ang perang kanilang pinag-awayan at pinag-hahatian, ay PERA NG TAONG-BAYAN. BRIBE or REGALO, it’s still PEOPLE’S MONEY.

    And these are the same “HONORABLE” SENATONGS who worked hard in the impeachment of Corona for the alleged wrongdoings.

    2 WORDS: KAPAL, EPOKRITO.

  • joshmale2004

    Enrile said “Gift, yes, bribe, no”. Correct si Enrile. A gift is different from a bribe. But the question is, can you give as gift from a public fund and not personal money? If the intention of this cash gift is for official purpose, then it should not be called a gift but an additional budget. Pag sinabing mong gift, the recipient can use it for personal purpose.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJT27PPPIQKCD2L2SXGNFC4IRM Donn Carlo

    Whether you call it a gift or a bribe..whether constitutional or non-constitutional…IT IS STILL NOT THE RIGHT thing to do as the head of the senate…Mr. Enrile is one of the most coxxupt government official during the Marcos era. He don’t have the MORAL upkeep to be in the government anymore…Mga kababayan. huwag na po nating tangkilikin ang mga tulad nilang TRAPO pa-EPAL na mga pulitoko…Sa dami dami ng mga kababayan natin na naghihikahos sa buhay…mga kababayang nangangailanagan ng tulong sa ibang bansa…mga kababayang may mga sakit…at marami pa pong ibang mga nangangailangan…Di po naisip ni Mr. Enrile ang lahat ng mga ito…Siguro mas madami pa siyang mapahanga kung itinulong na lang niya sa mga nangangailangan o isoli sa kaban ng bayan para maitustos sa mga kababayan nating Pilipino! Nakakasuka ka Mr. Enrile!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7US4SIEZOJLP4A3BQLYYDY6UWQ Kim

    kawawa si juan dela cruz….

  • boymanok

    ulyanin na talaga itong si manong johnny…akala nya siguro 70’s pa rin na madaling bilugin ang ulo ng mga pilipino sa bawat sasabihin niya…age of the internet na manong johnny ! tapos na martial law at marami ng matalinong pilipino kaya lumang tugtugin na yang mg pa-pilosopong banat mo! kung ako sa yo magtanim ka na lang ng tabako sa cagayan

  • iping2sison

     It was akin to Marcos and Imelda on gift giving, hence the destruction of the bureaucracy. In layman’s understanding it’s subtle corruption. Notice that most elective officials from town mayors, governors, congressmen and senators became rich because of this symbiosis. As these politicians feed their families from gifts, so thus there children have to enter politics to taste and partake of the manna.

    • Htee

      How could you describe it as SUBTLE CORRUPTION?

      IT’S OUTRIGHT, ON YOUR FACE, SHAMELESS, INSENSITIVE, CALOUSE, THIEVER Y…
      NOT ONLY ON THE PART OF JPE, BUT THE SENATE AS A WHOLE.

  • boymanok

    ayan ang mga senador na inihalal ng taumbayan…pinag-aawayan na ang pera! walanghiyaan na

  • boymanok

    kayo na maging senador…

  • boymanok

    kawawa si juan de la cruz…at lalong yumayaman si juan ponce enrile 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IKT4PWUFECTS72XCX6K25EPJXE tong-its

    “It’s time to call spade a spade” says JPE. The act of giving, whether you call it a gift or a bribe is immaterial and irrelevant. The fact that it’s peoples money, you have no right to dispose it at your own whims and caprices. Worse, pinag hati-hatian nyo lang sa senado!!! IMHO your action is highly unethical and immoral.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BKDTKLW6CJNOHFFH3LY3YTPNHY Noshairalawever

    STOLEN from the people, yes. For you to give to those f&cking idiot senators, no.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    OVERBUDGET=SAVINGS. THEN REUSE RECYCLE THE SAVINGS.

  • gener ver

    BRIBE disguised as a GIFT! talaga naman si manong.

  • 4UBabe81

    kaya nga iboboto ba natin si binay para manirahan sa malacanang nang anim na taon? di balik si enrile at estrada sa malacanang! tapos bff pa ni estrada si imedific, bongbong, atbp. di hapi days are here again!

  • marionics

    .

  • gener ver

    shouldn’t the budget for the vacated post of Noynoy go back to the government, and not distributed as gifts to employees?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2VPSRNUA6MZGXS7FX6W5ZRCBI Antonio

    ang sarap talaga magbigay ng pera ni juan dela cruz.. walang kahirap-hirap, walang ka-gatol-gatol … puwede niya pang ipagyabang na nasa discretion niya yon… MAGNANAKAW KA ENRILE!!! MAHIYA KA NAMAN, MARAMI ANG NAGHIHIRAP NA KABABAYAN MO….

  • kiku madrigal

    People’s money : (

  • PinoyPower1

    WTF enrile!!

  • PinoyPower1

    Bwisit ka enrile! namimigay ka hindi naman sa yo!

  • M C

    Bakit pag si Manong Johnny ang nagbibigay ng “gift”, marami ang nagagalit?  Wala ba nagalit nun nagpamigay ng “Xmas gift” si Senyor Simyon? Sa mga nagsusulat dito, sino kaya ang magbabalik ng pera pag binigyan sila ng “Xmas Gift” ni Manong Johnny ng halagang P1.6Million?  In fact, pag “Xmas Gift”, subject yan sa Donee’s Tax and Ms. Kim can take a look at it. Now, pag galing lang yan sa budget ng Senado, pera ng taong bayan yan kaya hindi yan masasabi na “gift” – maaaring “realignment” lang.  Sa totoo lang, its all a question of semantics. Surely, whoever is making a big fuzz is just out for political mileage.  Remember that all those guys and gals are basically politicians so any act can always be suspect and the motive can always be interpreted in a thousand ways.  But if we all waste time on peripheral issues, we lose sight of the big picture.

  • PinoyPower1

    Walang hiya ka enrile! Namimigay ka ng hindi sa yo! pera ng bayan yan!

  • virgoyap

    I just wonder whether he also share the gift to anti-RH Bishops and lawyers like Jo Imbong. And this will truly be a gift and not a bribe.

  • duviz7533

    mga katoto..tignan mabuti ang mukha ni JPE na prolife daw sa picture sa article na ito … you can judge a book by it’s cover…ha,ha,ha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    ANO NA UTO NANAMAN KAYO???

    NOONG CORONA IMPEACHMENT PARANG DIYOS SI ENRILE, HINDI MAKAGAWA NG KASALANAN….

    NGAYON NAMAN DEMONYO NA SI ENRILE…..

    TANGA TALAGA NG LAHING PILIPINO…. UTO UTO

  • regd

    But of course the moral compass of this shameless animal is different than humans! The part where humans elected an animal is beyond me seriously!

  • Yobhtron

    Punyeta kang matandang corrupt ka.  Pera ng bayan yan at hindi pera niyo mga magnanakaw.  Huwag nating iboto ang anak ni Enrile at mga Senatongs na tumanggap ng pera. ABOLISH THE CONGRESS SO WE CAN SAVE MONEY.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5XXRALWSUHMUM6NX6TSDF4D3NE Juan

    UNA ang kurakot sa UNA.

    • RomyLitz

      Boy and Girl leaders ay UNAno at UNAna!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3X63ERZIWTOMAG3YCZLV4WBKU4 eric

    eh kung bigyan din kaya nating mga Filipino ng tig-iisang gift si enrile? tig-iisang sampal o sapak pra matauhan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/67RMK3SB7FI22XPPEXF75OLOOA Marco

      Tama! Cge unahan mo, susunod ako. Hindi lang isa kundi dalawa, tatlo, or apat pang sampal ang abuting nya sa kin, hindi pa kasama jan ang tadyak. hakhakhakhakhak…..

  • nyukradaregg

    Spade is not a Spade..we knows all the motive behind this,and palusot na lang ang sasabihin mo pa na walang intensyon at andg di pagkakapantay pantay,Alam mo naman yun di ba?ang MALI dito eh yung IPAMIGAY mo yung pera ng BAYAN na ipinagkatiwala sa iyo na iingatan at gagamitin mo para sa bayan hindi para sa Senatong mo para bumango at lumusot ang DYNASTY mo na nalinya ngayon sa Halalang darating..Siguro naman sapat na ang Ebidensya para sa no Confidence Vote para sa iyo..sa nangyaring ito.

  • kilabot

    political leaders are carbon copies of the people who elected them; 
    binoto si noykapon; 
    binoto si jpe at senadores; 
    binoto si belmonte at congs; 
    you reap what you sow. 

    do something about perversion. help rehabilitate a pervert.

  • disqusted0fu

    Corruption, yes; admittance, no

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    Inquirer News Headline:Enrile gave 22 senators a total of almost P30 million, a gift that one senator said was “unconscionable and unconstitutional.”

    PLEASE SHARE: LET’S NOT VOTE his son Jack Enrile! Maraming biktima ng bagyong Pablo ang walang makain at nagugutom, tapos si Enrile ay nakuha pang magwaldas ng pera ng taong bayan para lang regalo ang 1.6M kada senador?

    Tandaan ang UNA:
    UNA sa TRAPO!
    UNA sa Katiwalian.
    UNA sa mga Corrupt!
    UNA sa mga Abuso!
    HULI ang taong Bayan!

    Be a part of a GOOD Filipino!
    Be a part of a GOOD GOVERNANCE Crusader!
    Filipino ako, Hindi ako Corrupt!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/O47U7LYPBEKMZEIIUJHAXJJFJA Peehel

      Add me to those who will not vote an Enrile.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA yahoo-AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA

         NO TO BINAY. NO TO ENRILE. NO TO ERAP !!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MISUWKT65BF23JNKAOPO7FIDQ Alleah

         Yes to MIRIAM 2016!!

      • prince_janus

         NO TO BRAIN DAMAGED MIRIAM!

      • RomyLitz

        No to all UNA = UNlimited Abuses !!

    • RomyLitz

      At ang UNA na pandak na presidente ay UNAno at ang leader nila ay si UNAnong NogNog ??

  • rockinLeon

    Enrile and the other Senators have committed a crime for stealing public funds. They are guilty! They should all be put to jail. The “savings” should have been funneled to the typhoon victims’ calamity fund and not to the pockets of these thick skinned politicians for crying out loud.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    pasabogin ang senado at kongreso para mabawasan ang magnanakaw..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      MAGALIT SA INYO SI DRILON NYAN….

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    RETURN OUR TAXPAYER MONEY..

    SENATORS PURO KAYO MAGNANAKAW…

    • RomyLitz

      Di ba one of the illegal loggers si Juan??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      This time I agree with. PURO KAWATAN ang mga SENATONGS, irregardless of party affiliation….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PZR7JI7G2WD2CTVMZ7LM667FD4 Ugly Bunny

    Bribe or Not it’s still not yours to give even if you twist it in terms of technicalities, in our eyes it’s still not yours to give.

    The amount of disgust I feel for you right now is incomprehensible.

  • inquirercet

    these people talk like they’re god’s gift to the filipino people. when all they do is exploit the uneducated and hungry masses. please commit harakiri mr. enrile.

  • pepito gwaps

    Ang nangyayari ngayon ay parang isang malaking lubak sa tinutuwid na daan. At expect maraming pang lubak at mas malalim pa kesa dyan. Araw-araw isa-isa naglalabasan. Bawat ahensya ay merong lubak at mga buwayang namamahay. Ano ba yan basta merong malalaking budget na ahensya ng gobyerno ay infested ng mga alligators. Madali lang naman kung malaman kung me delihinsyahan sa isang sangay ng gobyerno, Una kung me nagpapatayan sa karampot na sweldo at pangalawa kung yong mga old politician ay ayaw magsiretire at me kahalili pa.( kapal muks no?) Paano ngayon yan siguro tama na bigyan na ng amnesty ang mga lumaban sa gobyerno noon kasi sa isang banda tama sila na corrupt ang gobyerno noong mga nagdaang rehimen at nagsisingawan ngayon sa panahon ni Pnoy.

  • RHumabon

    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago had the decency of returning the P250,000. How about the 21 other Senators? If not returned by end of fiscal year, the (18) P1.6M and (3) P250,000 should be deducted from their respective PDAF’s of the following year.

    Senator Enrile made mention of the various Committee Chairpersons’ allocations (on top of their PDAF’s) ranging from P6M to P15M. The funds should also be subject to COA audit. After all these are taxpayer funds and must be accounted for. 

    It’s time to put a stop to re-aligning of funds. Pres. Benigno Aquino III ceased to be a Senator on June 30, 2010, why was the Senate’s budget for 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 still set aside funds for his Senate office? There was clearly a premeditation of showing “savings” for “unused funds” and to relign the same for “gifts” and other expenditures.

    I came across a news article in the past,  that during the previous administration, the Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corporation (Quedancor) had an infusion of P1.0B. Among the Board of Directors’ first acts upon receipt of the taxpayer monies was to set aside P250M for their own Retirement Benifits.  Tsk !

    The various despicable practices of robbing Juan dela Cruz must stop. It has no business in the Daang Matuwid.

    • RomyLitz

      Once the gifts were not given equally, then that’s pure and simple bribery, Johnny !!

    • FernandoBusi

      Yung committee budget that gets drained through representation lunch here dinner there overnight stay here consulting kuno the affected constituents. Kaya ok for the senatongs yung committee na wala talagang hearings malaki ang pwede ibulsa sa budget. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QGMOULQQMQCU7C2HSXHC7OTCTM Chrisfox

    usual scene

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    To MANONG ENRILE—It is NOT a GIFT, but a SUHOL——
    FORBID that GIFT GIVIMG, It an INSULTS agains PILIPINO POOR–

  • http://www.facebook.com/boy.dalius Boy Dalius

    bribe = gift

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/O47U7LYPBEKMZEIIUJHAXJJFJA Peehel

    .What about the gift of Enrile for himself? That will be for another piece of land in Sta.Ana, Cagayan.

  • boi skater

    In this country, they call bribes as gifts. It is part of Filipino double-speak. The end result is the same, which means a return for the favor or gift is expected soon. It is a corrupt act, a corrupt system and the senators accepting them are no better than thieves.

  • t2jr

    if these these senators and staff who received this so called ‘gift have some sense of decency and propriety, they should all  return those money to the National Treasury for better use to put up for more classrooms,textbooks, desks, medicines or food relief. Our teachers and other government employees only received Php5,000 as their extra christmas bonus in 2012. Set a good example to the Filipino people!

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Ang masaklap niyan, walang pinagkaiba ang LP sa UNA. Habang nagagalit tayo, si FLORENCIO ABAD ng DBM ay tuwang-tuwa. Dahil daw lumalaki ang MOOE, na siyang nagpapaganda raw ng ating ekonomiya.
    ____________________________________________

    According to DBM website, MOOE UP BY 49.7% (Jan – Nov 2012)

    “The strong showing of government spending on infrastructure and MOOE indicates that social and economic services are being delivered faster, better and with more impact to socioeconomic development. Just the same, we continue to work on strengthening public institutions and improving their capacity to deliver services,” —– Secretary Florencio B. Abad said. (12-Nov-2012)

    Source: www,dbm,gov,ph/?p=5266

    Kaya naman pala gumaganda ang economiya para sa mga nasa poder. More MOOE, more spending, more campaign funds, more growth. Go figure. Talagang lalaki ang GDP ng 2013 gawa ng massive election spending.

    Pres. PNOy as of press time has no comment. He now respects the independence of 3 co-equal branches of the government.

  • ben987654321

    isn’t there a law against giving people’s money away as gifts?
    i’m confused
    if so why don;t we impeach this guy?

  • boldyak

    garapalan na sa panahon na ito, hahahaha…wala nang delikadesa…ang tapang na nilang lumantad sa pagnanakaw…hmmmm…bakit kaya?…

  • plat2012

    shame on you senators and congressmen.  madaling magbigay ng bonus sa inyo pero magbigay ng aide sa mga naghihirap na pilipino parang utang pa namin sa inyo.
    ang binabayaran naming tax buwan buwan mapupunta lang sa mga bulsa ninyo.  ang kapal ng mukha ninyo!!!  magccancer at manakawan sana kayo!

  • http://twitter.com/Joe_The_Kano Joe Kano

    Sure quacks like a duck.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Ang masaklap nito, both LP and UNA members have a hand in this MOOE. Florencio Abad proudly declared that MOOE grew by almost 50% for Jan to Nov 2012. Senator Drilon railroaded the deliberations for budget. Only Joker Arroyo, the lone voice in the wilderness, expressed dissenting opinion against the railroading of budget. PNoy as of press time chose to keep quiet about this as if learning to respect the independence of 3 co-equal branches of government. Koko Pimental sees nothing wrong with this. Jinggoy belatedly came up with an excuse that he’s using the money for Pablo victims. Lacson admits receiving MOOE but denies it’s moolah and insists that it should not be confused with bribery. Loren denies receiving anything from Enrile but the burden of proof is on her. Miriam, while admirable for spilling the beans on Enrile, ostensibly has other self-serving motives than clean government. Allies or adversaries, Pro-PNoy or Anti-PNoy, they were all caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They all have a hand in this. They are all in this together.

    Mapa PNoy ka man o laban kay PNoy, talo ang sambayanang Pilipino.

    This is what breaks every Filipino’s heart.

  • Htee

    Excuse me lang po mga bloggers, kung matagal na itong ginagawa ng senado, tama ba na taon-taon naglalagay sila ng pondo para sa ika 24th senador gayung wala namang nakapwesto doon? Sa budget nitong taong 2013, ganoon din ba ang hugis ng budget? At pupunuan na ba ang bakanten 24th position sa darating na election? Or every year nalang ba ganito? Savings ba ang tawag dito o misappropriation? O mulversation? Di ba sabit lahat sila dahil alam naman nila na walang 24th senador, pinopondohan pa nila taon-taon.
    Pag ganito ang siste, inaasahan na nila ang “GIFT” nila nitong darating na pasko uli. Tayo naman, umasa na rin tayo ma ngangawa nanaman tayo uli.
    Pasensya na sa daming tanong ko…
    Can somebody enlighten me please.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRM3P22KM7UVOQUIO6FOTVLSSI X44

      puede din bang i-convert ang savings in one account to be disbursed and charged under another account? Parang offsetting? Hey, COA people, don’t tell the citizenry lulusot sa inyo yan!

    • ed_nique

      this is only my understanding on the matter. i’m not claiming to be right.

      a government agency is required to prepare an operating budget for a fiscal year.

      part of this operating budget is a provision for salaries and wages. they base their figures on actual plantilla items, not just on warm bodies. this also includes employer’s share for statutory contributions to philhealth, pag-ibig and gsis. which reminds me, these agencies cannot claim lack of budget it they are deficient in their remittances to philhealth, pag-ibig and gsis since this forms part of their personnel services budget.

      the senate prepares a budget for 24 senators because that is the number of senators as provided by law. the office vacated by Pnoy did not get abolished with his departure when he was elected as president.

      if these positions are not filled-up during the fiscal year, the unused funds is considered “savings” of the agency.

      when certain identified budget of the agency needs to be augmented, the agency may then re-align funds from on item to another item.  in this case the senate president re-aligned their “savings” to additional MOOE of the senators.

      no additional fund is released to the senate because what was released as additional MOOE was already part of the senate budget for the year.

      • Htee

        Pareng ed…sa unang taon ng paglayas ni Pnoy sa senado, wala tayong masasabi doon, biglaan yun at nakatala na ang pondo, ngunit yung mga sumusunod na taon, hanggang sa kasalukuyan, hindi na siguro katanggap-tanggap ang siste na ito. Sa pag allocate pa lang ng pondo sa dumarating na taon, sala na. Alam na alam nila na walang tao sa pwesto na iyon, popondohan pa, tiyak sa loob-loob nila, sabay ngisi pa, oooy savings nanaman itong item na ito. For short, modus operandi na ng buong senado dahil ni isa walang pumiyuk. Pinondohan nila ay isang GHOST EMPLOYEE. Pwede bang gawin yan sa local gov’nt? Di ba hindi, kaya nga nagkakaso si herbert.
        Suma total, it’s another case of impunity, insensitive, immoral, straight to your face robbery in broad daylight practise. Meron pa syang pa,spade-spade…
        Pati nga si Pnoy dapat sabit din dahil siya ang final signature…
        Matuwid na daan ka dyan….

  • Fulpol

    that is not Christmas bonus or gift… that is their 13th month pay, 14th month pay, 15th month pay, 16th month pay and the list goes on.

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

    Hay nako, up to now utak kawatan pa rin. Problema nyo yan, binoto nyo yan eh.

  • ethicsingov

    Government funds re-distributed paano naging personal Christmas gift ni Mr Enrile?

    • RomyLitz

      Corruption is corruption..

  • Fulpol

    galit sila dati sa Supreme Court dahil sa maraming perks and bonuses ang mga Justices noong panahon ni Corona,

    ayan… mas masahol pala sila sa Supreme Court…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/E4M7VEHUGVT4HIGNHKVRLZ5IBQ Epal Ka

      Mas masahol pa ba kay GMA????

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/E4M7VEHUGVT4HIGNHKVRLZ5IBQ Epal Ka

      Mas masahol pa ba kay GMA ??? Gloria Magnanakaw Ako !!!!

    • RomyLitz

      At last at this point, I am approaching your point of view in the same direction..

    • GOPHILIPPINESGO

       At least napaalis si corona! LOL!!

  • Bayawak

    Bakit ang mga masasama matagal mamatay?Sana kuhanin na kayo ni Satanas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    Inquirer News Headline:Enrile gave 22 senators a total of almost P30 million, a gift that one senator said was “unconscionable and unconstitutional.”

    PLEASE SHARE: LET’S NOT VOTE his son Jack Enrile! Maraming biktima ng bagyong Pablo ang walang makain at nagugutom, tapos si Enrile ay nakuha pang magwaldas ng pera ng taong bayan para lang regalo ang 1.6M kada senador?

    Tandaan ang UNA:
    UNA sa TRAPO!
    UNA sa Katiwalian.
    UNA sa mga Corrupt!
    UNA sa mga Abuso!
    HULI ang taong Bayan!

    Be a part of a GOOD Filipino!
    Be a part of a GOOD GOVERNANCE Crusader!
    Filipino ako, Hindi ako Corrupt!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      DI BA NAKIHATI at NAKI-KAIN DIN ANG MGA LP SENATONGS? Why single out the UNAnos? GOOD RIDDANCE?

      LP or UNA, they are ALL CORRUPT.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Enrile: As the senate president, it is my incumbent duty to give away money I do not own.

    Lacson: I did receive MOOE, sounds almost like moolah, but not to be confused with bribery.

    Miriam: I spilled the beans on Enrile because he spilled the beans on me and my husband.

    Joker: I told you the budget was railroaded, with bloated staff allocations converted as savings.

    Drilon: What’s wrong with railroading the budget? We did it in record time 5 days max.

    Abad: Mabuti naman at walang nakapansin sa ginagawa ko sa DBM.

    Belmonte: Mabuti naman at hindi napansin ang ipinamudmod kong MOOE sa Congress.

    Kiko: Noted. Please also note that as an outgoing senator, I deserve some pabaon.

    Koko: Natorotot na nga ako, ipagkakait nyo pa sa akin ang cash gift.

    Lapid: I got a piece of the picha-pie. Ang charap-charap ng picha-pie, lalo na pag libre.

    Pia: Even if Manong gives me 2M, it’s nothing compared to safe, satisfying sex.

    Alan: NP is allied with LP. We’re in this together. I have nothing to say.

    Chiz: I normally don’t talk unless there’s pogi points to be had. No comment.

    Loren: I deny receiving any cash gift from Enrile. You can measure my unhappiness index.

    Jinggoy: I will go down with Manong Johnny. Pull us down if you can.

    Sotto: This has nothing to do with plagiarism. Don’t make a mountain out of an anthill.

    Marcos: Sabi ni Daddy, si Manong Johnny sobrang trying hard to be popular ever since.

    Gringo: 2M lang? I think I deserve more. History owes me more than that.

    Trillanes: Putek, iniskandalo na ako ni Manong, tapos ang barat pa ng cash gift sa akin.

    Angara: Buti na lang no one noticed I got 2.3B for my APECO sandcastle. 2M is peanuts.

    PNoy: This time, I will respect the independence of 3 branches of gov’t. No comment.

    Gloria: This is a textbook example of holiday economics thru Xmas cash gift.

    Erap: 2M ba? Swak na swak yan para sa stem-cell therapy sa St. Luke’s.

    Mar: Mabuti naman at iba na ang nasa hot seat. 2 weeks ng pinupuntirya ang DILG & PNP.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E4M7VEHUGVT4HIGNHKVRLZ5IBQ Epal Ka

    Sa mga kabababayan ko sa susunod na halalan kung maari pumili naman kayo ng mas magaling at iwas na sa mga trapo na nagpahirap ng bansa natin. Buhay ka pa Enrile, magbago ka na !!!!!

  • RomyLitz

    A spade is a spade just as corruption is corruption. Why give the 1.6 millin to senators who already have billions? Give it to the flood victims instead !!

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

    DOT’s slogan is “It’s more fun in the Philippines”
    Enrile and Belmonte: “More funds in the Philippines”
    Ang sa…swa…pang nyo!

  • spiritnsoul700

    In Malaysia as of right now,any form of gifts are not allowed to be accepted by all Government officials and employees. least cash.

    Even in their government Hospitals  they will refuse  token of appreciation in the form gift from patients. Though there are still some bribes going around  but at least it shows they are serious on combating corruption/bribery in the country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DRM3P22KM7UVOQUIO6FOTVLSSI X44

    puede din bang i-convert ang savings in one account to be disbursed and charged under another account? Parang offsetting? Hey, COA people, don’t tell the citizenry lulusot sa inyo yan!

    • ed_nique

      i believe it’s called re-alignment of the budget.

      that is why he released it to the senators as additional MOOE, to be disbursed subject to the pertinent guidelines thereon.

      so, it’s from one line item to another line item, from one budgeted expense to another budgeted expense.

      i have also read a lot of comments regarding this matter for the senate president to donate this fund to the typhoon victims instead of extending it to the individual senators. i don’t think that the senate, as a body, can legally do this. i hope anybody out there will be able to enlighten us on this.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        The Senators may not legally donate the sum for the relief of the unfortunate typhoon victims but the Pilipinos will not complain if they do so because they are doing the right thing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    It’s about time the people call a crook a crook.

  • prince_janus

    UNA talaga sila sa kabulastugan! NangungUNA sa pagpahirap sa bayan. Ibasura ang UNA!
     

  • aldren85

    What is the payout really, a gift, bribe or MOOE (monthly other operating expenses)? If it’s a gift, the money should come from Enrile’s pocket? Taxable income ng senators if gift? yes, if Enrile claims the same as personal expenses. Enrile says it is not a bribe since he says that any senator who thinks this a bribe has a very low opinion of his/her fellow senators (kind of loaded this one!, Enrile is pitting senator vs. senator, how cleve). If this is MOOE, how come the amounts are different, which means that 18 senators need P1.8M additional money for their monthly expenses but 4 senators have lower requirements? If this realignment is allowed and uncontrolled, why all the trouble to prepare the annual budget? Puede na mang pala “dagdagan” pag nagkamali sa pagbabadget? Hweh? When you have two or more versions or explanations of one event, chances are something rotten is going on and the truth got buried somewhere. SO ano ba talaga, GIFT, BRIBE OR MOOE OR SOMETHING ELSE!

  • bogger007

    Corruption in the highest form. Attention COA, please do your work.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    TUTA NG OBISPO SALOT ITONG SI ENRILE KAYA DI MAKAAHON ANG PILIPINAS SA KAHIRAPAN TINGNAN MO TAYO NALANG SA BUONG MUNDO WALA DIVORCE IMPOKRITO KASI ITONG MGA CBCP BISHOPS DINADAAN SA PADASAL ANG PILIPINAS!!

  • tata_boy

    “It’s time to call a spade a spade,” tama ka Enrile, ang mga mambabatas ay walang kabusugan, di na kayo nakuntento sa pork barrel, aba, dinaig ninyo pa ang mga Marcos at sina GMA & company niyan eh. Bayan, ano ba ang magagawa natin para matigil ito? Nasaan na ang mga sparrow units?

    • Melvin_A

      Mas maraming BUWAYA sa Kongreso kaysa sa Crocodile Farm ng Puerto Princesa, Palawan – iyan ang sabi ng isang tour guide doon.

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

    Yong tatlo sa apat naman talaga are just BULLSHITTING the Senate…
    Wag niyo na iboto Trillanes at mga Cayetanos…
    Hahahahahahahaha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    The Senate as always, has proven itself to be a DEN of SELF-RIGHTEOUS KAWATANS.

    This illegal practice of diverting senate funds has already been there in so many years, but why were  DRILON, PANGILINAN and all the other SENATONGS so SILENT all these years?

    MGA EPOKRITO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    This scandal explains why PNOY and the other politicos ay ayaw sa FOI BILL.

  • garcia677

    At this juncture, what Enrile wants to emphasize to all and sundry by calling a spade a spade is that he as the Senate President has the sole authority to give whatever money of the government treated as savings of the senate to any senator whom he likes as gifts. There is no ceiling involved. It’s like Enrile owns the money by the gist of his reasoning. This matter must be investigated by the COA to test the validity of Enrile’s words.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    I have five nice words for you Manong Johnny…TO HELL WITH YOUR LIES…say hello to Lucifer when you die…

  • Melvin_A

    Manong Johnny knows how to brilliantly reinvent himself by becoming a Santa Claus at the expense of people’s money. Hindi kanya. Senator Miriam said – it pays to become a Senator. Kaya Jackie Enrile, its your turn now. Like Father like son.

  • Putakte Naman

    Nagdakes nga lakay!! Maynakan dagasen ni satanas no dika agbalbaliw. Kaasi kapay nga mauram ta impierno. Ikararag ko nga agbal baliw ka nga agbalin nga natan ok nga lakay. Adda pay oras mo nga agbalbaliw ket mabalin na kapay a pakawanen dagita nakabasolam. 

  • brentcom

    enrile’s insanity is overflowing!!!!!!!!!

  • Crysis_III

    Grabe yung balatohan. Ano bang kinantang pamasko ng mga SENADOR para bigyan mo ng 2M?     Jingle Bells ba? LOL. Sana kami rin ng caroling para bigyan rin kami kahit P10 lang…  

  • katabay1106

    ANG KAKAPAL NG MUKHA NITONG SI ENRILE AT ITONG MGA SENADOR NA PURO MUKHANG PERA. AKALA MO MGA WALANG KASALANAN NG PATALSIKIN SI CORONA NA HINDI NAPATUNAYANG NAGNAKAW. ETO SILA HARAP-HARAPAN SA PAGNANAKAW NG PERA NG BAYAN. MGA WALANG AWA SA NAGHIHIRAP NA SAMBAYANAN. MAY ARAW DIN KAYO MGA KAWATAN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      One word: EPOKRITO

  • Guest13th

    Garapalan na talaga. Tagisan na lang sa pakapalan ng mukha mga pulitiko natin. May right nga siya para ipamigay ng pera, pero mas mahalaga pa ba yun kesa idagdag na lang sa pondo para sa mga proyekto na mapapakinabangan ng mga mamamayan natin? Pati itong si Joker Arroyo na sinasabing isa sa mga nangunang lumaban sa Martial Law, ay ganito din pala ang gagawin ngayong siya ang nasa mataas na katungkulan. 

    Mag isip po sana tayo sa susunod kung sinu sino ang karapat dapat piliin para sa mataas na puwesto, at kilalanin po natin kung sinu sino ang mga sumusunod sa matuwid na panunungkulan para sa kapakanan ng bayan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDW7OIKNWM6CIGBAMRC7G7PDE4 Goyong

    I don’t see that we’ll need special law to correct their practice of re-aligning or re-channeling budgets from one account to another. Since this is a matter of accounting procedure only. COA the auditing arm of the gov’t, can well within its powers, correct the defect already. If in the private sector, the finance dep’t are very active in making us observe this accepted accounting principle/procedure or run the risk of getting suspended or terminated, why can’t the accountants there in the government sector do the same? Why there seems to be excesses on leniency when politicians were involved even to the point that is already detrimental to people’s welfare. If we, the Filipino people cannot expect much from this branch, then we are correct to seek redress on the passing of the FOI bill. The people had just enough. They want pure accountability.

  • frudo

    eh kung yang niregalo mo na pera ng bayan na yan ay idinagdag nlang sa budget para sa edukasyon eh di sana nabawasan ang shorted ng classrum, teacher at mga libro,  wag mo pamigay ang di mo sariling pera!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FFSZ7TIZZG47FYQFAZFIGYXKPM Pers

    LOLO KUMITA NA YAN SA TAKILYA LUMA NA YAN.

  • mangtom

    Enrile: gift? yes; bribe? no

    My idea: gift? yes; therefore, corruption? Yes.

    The gifts are to insure that the senators will not kick him out of office. Madali lang mabuking ang gimmick mo, traidor.

    How would you like me to get hold, if I can, of your cash and give it away at will? Yan nag ginawa mo sa pera naming taxpayers. Sabi mo law graduate ka pero you do not even comprehend that tax money is peoplel’s money and not government employee’s personal money. Punta ka na lang sa WanBull U baka matuto ka pa. Tignan mo itong bata mo na S-otot: napakataliNO-ha-ha-ha.

  • mangtom

    Enrile: against the purchase of contraceptives using tax money, but okay lang ipamigay ang millions na tax money to buy senate votes. Hooray, Enrile!!! Meron bang logic portion ng bar exams? I don’t know kasi I never took the bar, only candy bar-he-he-he.

  • mangtom

    Bakit tahimik ang cone heads? Answer: their attack dog is the main character involved. Remember S-otot during his crucifixion for plagiarism? Wala ring komento ang mga cone heads na CBCP. Ayos lang yan. We know where you are coming from.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      You should even be more wondering why MALACANANG is soooo SILENT on this anomaly. Cone heads?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Sa P 38.8 M pesos na yan marami na napamaskuhan mahihirap yan o kaya yung mga may malulubhang may karamdaman ay nadugtungan ang mga buhay, o kaya nabigyan ng disenteng media noche o noche buena ang mga walang makain ng mga gabing yun! sa bulsa lang napunta ng mga taong nag-uumapaw na ang mga kayamanan!

  • $18209031

    Dapat ibawal ang mga gifts sa senado. Gifts should only limited less than five thousand pesos during Holidays. That kind of amt smells like a fish for whatever ulterior motive. That is the cheapest padulas Enrile is using to influence co senators. He is prepping for the day when he will be retired and some of the senators will hang him for his past crimes.

  • simonibarra27

    Savings o padulas? Kung saving yan eh di dapat ibalik sa budget para sa next year, pero kung padulas yan wala syang karapatan na ipangsuhol ang tax payers monney just to keep his senate presidency.. Hoy tanda  Di ako happy sa style mo!

  • simonibarra27

    Any reaction from CBCP????? Ang lagay eh! Very ovious na  suhol ito pero si Tagle mukhang busy pa sa pagbibilang ng KINITA nila sa Kalokohan este peste ng nazarenong dyos dyiosan!

    • bgcorg

      What’s the matter with you? When convenient, you say religion should stay out of politics; again, when at your convenience, you say that the CBCP should be involved in this issue. If you are not a devotee of the Black Nazarene, at least have respect for the sensitivities of those who believe. “The laborer is worthy of his hire,” while the sycophants and cynics sneer at the Lord Jesus. Do not mock and crucify Jesus again. 

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

  • $14170612

    this old crocodile senator… 

  • Simplify1

    bagong modus operandi na pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan…. FIRST, inflate senate budgets… NEXT, do not spend all the funds allocated for the projects….FINALLY, “reallign” savings to senators pockets in recognition of “COMPLETING SENATE PROJECTS WITH THE LEAST POSSIBLE COST”……ANG GALING NAMAN! 

  • Pork_Republik

    That’s the ROLE OF LAW in the land!

  • əʞɪɯ

    i simply don’t understand why lawmakers have access to public money?  maybe i’m just a simpleton.  but isn’t their main function to draft laws?  they say pork barrels are given to help their constituents.  but that is only a source of corruption.  isn’t that what the executive branch is for — to govern?  if there is no money in it for them to become lawmakers, only the real public servants would run for office – to serve the public; not rob it!

    if that money is from aquino when he was a senator and is not unused, shouldn’t that go back to the coffers?  only in da pilipins!!!!

  • doublecross

    mga senatong,,,,pahingi nga ng pera ninyo!

    • ngidigop

      Balato…..

  • maypakialamtayo

    bakit kailangang regaluhan ng pera ang mga mayayaman at may sariling pork barrel na ibinubulsa na mga senadaor na yan, hindi ba pumasok sa isip ni enrile na mas maraming classrooms na dapat ipaayos sa mga probinsya na sinira ng kalamidad? pera ng tax payers yan, tapos ipapamudmud mo sa kagaya mong di marunong mag-isip manong?

  • maypakialamtayo

    yan ang ilokanong hindi kuripot, nagpamudmod ng pera kasi hindi kanya!

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

    Let us NOT  vote for these corrupt senators in the coming elections. . those who got the peoples money. .  GRABE  na to !!

  • doublecross

    wow….namimigay ng pera, SUHOL!

  • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

    Anong gift? kung sabihin mong gift galing sayo, sa sariling bulsa mo kinuha! eh sa kaban ng gobyerno ibig sabihin sa taong bayan yan. kaya ninakaw nyo yan. Sinatong, kung talagang para sa bayan at taong bayan ang pakay nyo at di panloloko, magnanakaw kayo dapat nag initiate kayo na i donate yan sa nasalanta sa bagyo o kaya sa DND para makatulong sa pagpaunlad ng National defence lalo na na sa west phil sea. mag isip naman kayo para sa bayan at taong bayan!!!! subra na talaga kayo MGA SINATONG KURAKOT NA MAGNANAKAW PA…CALLING ALL PILIPINOS DAPAT MAGKAISA TAYO NA IBAGSAK ITONG MGA MAGNANAKAW NA POLITIKO SA DARATING NA ELEKSYON,, DI TAYO BULAG AT BINGI…..

  • freeview

    PAti sa COA naambunan ng Gift ni Manong..Agad agad pinagtangol ng COA si Enrile..Legal daw un.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      as expected.

  • 1Fz20

    For the good of the country, Mr Enrile, pls resign! its over! no amount of legal perfection can justify your unethical and immoral pompous behavior and manipulation of taxpayer money. you have been doing this for dacades. you’re now a very rich man, a billionaire, dont add more further hardship to the people.pls resign!

    • Rolly257

      How could he be a billionaire when his salary would not be enough to pay his household help.

  • Rolly257

    “Those senators who think that I am bribing anyone with additional budgets in order to keep my post as Senate President must have a very low opinion of their own colleagues,” Enrile said.

    That’s how Enrile thought about his colleagues in the Senate…they are that easy to bribe.

  • Rolly257

    Enrile said he was elected Senate President twice and could look at anyone straight in the eye in saying that “I did not buy this position. Not one single centavo of the people’s money is spent just to enable me to cling to this office.”
                                           AND THEN in another statement:
    Enrile wondered why the issuance of additional MOOEs suddenly became an issue. He said he had been giving the MOOEs to senators since he was chosen Senate President in 2008.
     
    So therefore, he has been bribing the Senators ever since.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      and how do you call these senatongs who were bribed, accepted the bribe and kept their mouth shut after burping?

  • LegalJustice

    Who will admit face blank this is a bribe ?  No man ever admitted such a thing in the face of the earth even Marcoses until now did not admit it. 

    It just a reality check Mr. Senate President  –  Do you think filipino people will believe you on your motive ?

    Do you know that Philippines were hit by continuous calamities – what are you thinking ?

    You could have donated the money to the affected area  that was hit by Pablo.

    No wonder these Senators and Congressmen is getting richer and richer with the meager salary they have.

    Now is the right time to abolish that ” Pork Barrel” for it is a temptation for corruption .

    No wonder Mitos Magsaysay is going crazy about her Pork Barrel.

    Now the cat is out of the bag – this is the racket what does the Senate do; it seems they are not spending the budget money alloted to them where its suppose to be.

    Those surplus money can end up in there own personal pocket and they be able to do some bogus liquidation report. Hmmm, we need some changes here .

    People are paying there taxes with there hard earned money and hoping the government will use there ” Budget:” prudently and wisely.

    How about this if those abiding filipino citizen stop paying there taxes – then the government will have no access to the funds and has no way to be able to do some bugos liquidation reports. I think that will be a good idea.

    If there are surpluss then the other option is to reduce there budget its seems there is a lot of surplus of funds in the Senate so therefore that will be used as a part of there budget next year.

     Here’s the irony Mr Senate President Enrile declare that he is giving a Christmas Bonuses as if its his personal money – not thinking this its “People Hard Earned Money” that he is giving away.

     What do you think his motive on giving it away ? It seems with all his denial he still wants to be The Senate President after all.

    Is this a bribe at the expense of Peoples Hard Earned Money ?

    I have a gut feeling this Senate President is ultra-rich !

  • bogli_anakdami

    ay sus ginoo… kayong mga flips eh tumahimik sa inyong mga kabalastugan…

    ibinenta ninyo ang inyong kaluluwa (boto) sa mga traposakals sa halagang P300-P500 tuwing eleksyon, tapos ngayon eh puro kayo reklamo…

    you deserve what you ask for… magdasal na lang kayo doon sa nasarenong itim… bwi hi hi hi pwi!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMVVAVGYORRXVH27G3GOIR5YXE dominguez

    Ang kakapal nitong mga senador na ito. Perang galing sa buwis ng bayan kung gastusin at ipamigay ganun ganun lang samantalang ang pangkaraniwang magbubuwis nagtitiis sa kung anong benepisyo ang maibibigay sa kanya ng gobyerno. Itong mga mambabatas na ibinoto ng sambayanan walang inatupag kundi ang palawigin ang kanilang kita at kapangyarihan sa pamamagitan ng pagpasa ng mga batas na pabor sa kanila. Savings na naturingan irerealign pa para dagdagan ang kanilang pork barrel? E kung isulong na natin ang kilusan para HINDI NA MAGBAYAD NG BUWIS!. Tutal pinaglalaruan lang nila ang pinaghirapan natin. Sino ka Mr Enrile para ipamudmod ang pera galing sa kaban ng bayan? At sino kayong mga senador para tanggapin naman ito? ANG KAKAPAL NG MGA MUKHA NIYO!!

  • pedronimo

    Manong, mayrun po ba kayong “gift” sa mga nasalanta o biktima ng Bagyong Pablo? Bakit po kung sino na ang maka-pangyarihan at may kaya sa buhay, sila pa ang binigyan ninyo ng “Gift” at kay laki-laki pa? Plano ko po sanang iboto si Jacky pero nawala tuloy ang tiwala ko dahil sa ginawa ninyo.

  • bogli_anakdami

    tanong sa mga galit na galit na flips:  ang flipland eh mayroon batas sa pag-laspag ng pera ng bayan, di ba?

    allah eh bakit ayaw gamitin… ibitin ng patiwarik ang mga ulupong para ‘di tularan ng ibang mga traposakals y magnanakaws…

    problema lang eh ang mga supremo abugagos y abugago supremos are cut from the same cloth >>> ladrones garapales…. bwi hi hi hi hi pwi!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMVVAVGYORRXVH27G3GOIR5YXE dominguez

      Of course the world will be filled by both believers and non-believers as always. We respect your views and count on you to respect ours in this realm of free expression. My only comment is that no less than Commissioner Atty Grace Tan of COA has disclosed that Enrile’s move was legal effectively binding their arms and rendering them inutile unless such act can be proven to be EXTRAVAGANT, UNCONSCIONABLE etc. Enrile will not be so stupid to do something he did not study well. But in all humility I believe that while a deed maybe legal, not all legal are moral.

      Case in point is this instant one. Wala daw pong nilabag na batas si Enrile pero hindi po ibig sabihin noon na wala siyang moral na pananagutan sa mga taong nagluklok sa kanya sa pwesto. Ibinoto siya ng tao sa paniniwala na siya ay magiging epektibong representante ng kanilang adhikain, ambisyon at pagasa para madinig ng gobyerno ang kanilang hinaing. Sa pagkakataong ito hindi po ba tinalikuran niya ang obligasyon niyang ito at sa halip ay pinamudmod niya ang perang natipid nila na galing naman sa taongbayan?

      Salamat po at unti unti nang nabubulgar ang mga ganitong gawain na pilit itinago sa atin ng mahabang panahon. Tama po kayo na iisa ang kulay ng mga ito. Pero kailangan na po natin silang bantayan upang mapigil ang pagagos ng kaban ng bayan. Sana po ay tulong tulong tayong lahat upang maihango naman natin ang inangbayan sa korupsyon na matagal nang lumumpo sa atin.

  • concern_netizen

     The body of a a 9 year-old girl was dug up in Cavite yesterday.  The
    poor girl was abducted, raped, and killed by four criminals in Cavite
    last December.  Some of the criminals are relatives of the victim and
    even served as pall bearers during the funeral.  This is a crime far
    worse than the one in India where a teenage girl was abducted and raped
    and later died in a hospital in Singapore yet we barely know anything or
    read about it anywhere.  What is appalling is that the crime in India
    was widely condemned not only among Indians but all over the world…
    even from Filipinos but the gruesome crime in Cavite only gained a
    whimper, perhaps only appearing as footnote for more important news…
    like the debates on who among Kris, Aiai and Vice was responsible for
    the highest grossing film in history or the shootout among erring
    enforcers apparently due to jueteng turf wars.

    It is easy to
    dismiss “depressing” news because it may put the country in a bad
    light.  But what is more evident is how media contributes to the
    people’s apathy towards news that really matter.  Sure, celebrity news
    sells that is why much space is given to trivial issues that has no
    value in building our society.  But my hope is Media remind themselves
    of their mandate as tool for people to seek redress and to some extent
    help provide justice to those who yearned for it.  After all, media
    don’t need reminding because they know their responsibilities very
    well.  What they need is conviction.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    kahit kelan ay hindi mag-i-isip ng para sa bayan itong matandang enrile na ito.  basta makikinabang siya at ang pamilya niya ay iyon lang ang gagawin niya.

  • tata_boy

    bayan sampol lang ito na mangyayari sa kaban ng bayan oras na mahalal ang mga tulisan sa pangunguna ni Binay, Enrile at Erap.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      question, what about those na nakikain at naki-waldas sa perang binigay ng mga tulisan na ito, like drilon, pangilinan, guingona et al, will the kaban ng bayan be in good hands? 

  • doublecross

    namigay ka na nga’t, di mo naman pera, pera namin yon, sa taxes.

  • Tyler Go

    Senator Enrile considers the taxpayers’ money as HIS gift to senators who are quick to kowtow to his whims.

    • bgcorg

      If there are no rules on the matter, the Senate President, by the powers granted to him, can distribute “gifts” which, incidentally, are supposed to be spent for constituents and have to be liquidated.  It is axiomatic that where the law does not specify, we also should not.  We are a country ruled by the rule of law.  Even the COA did not consider it a crime. Until rules are set up for implementation, the current practice stays. It is deemed regular that those who occupy certain positions in government use their authority by the mandate of the people.

      • http://twitter.com/SamSeeing Sam Sy

        So perhaps there is a need to amend the Senate and/or COA’s rules? Because technically, it is not a  crime (yet) but some standards on “gift distribution” based on the prerogative of elected leaders have to be regulated, otherwise, everything that may be technically acceptable may no longer be ethical and responsive to the needs of the people.

      • bgcorg

        There is always room for improvement.  But, until this is done, it is axiomatic in law, that where the law does not specify, neither should we.  But, it is clear from recent developments that accusers should be themselves clean before finding fault with others; unless not guilty may such accusers themselves cast the first stone.

  • Agata Baltazar

    alam naman na natin kung anong klaseng tao yan si enrile…mula nung martial law hanggang ngayon ginagamit ang kapangyarihan para sa sariling interests nya…

  • nobadi

    sana mag karoon ng tagalog if not all dialects version ang news na ito para mabasa ng lahat ng Pilipino sa lahat ng sulok ng Pilipinas!!!!! nakakahiya samantalang ang daming pinoy na naghihirap tapos iyan pa ang gagawin nya. dyos ba sya? grabe  kapal naman ng mukha di na nahiya kahit sa sarili nyang balat di man lang kinikilabutan… mga pinoy pinay sana wag nang ilagay sa pwesto ang mga ganitong klaseng tao….

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