Aquino’s Senate allies asked to take stand on Enrile cash gift

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Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines –Senate Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada called on President Benigno Aquino III’s known allies in the Senate to take a stand on the additional government funds that  were being given to senators every year.

These are known as MOOE, which stands for maintenance and other operating expenses.

“I call on the four LP [Liberal Party]  senators to reveal their position on allegations made by an anonymous colleague that SP Enrile committed an ‘unconscionable’ and ‘unconstitutional’ act by realigning the Senate’s savings and converting it to MOOE,” Estrada said in an interview on Friday.

“Hopefully their opinion will reflect Malacanang’s genuine position on the matter,” he added.

The four LP members in the Senate are Senators Franklin Drilon, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Teofisto Guingona III, and Ralph Recto.

Aquino belongs to LP.

The MOOE became controversial when Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile gave 18 senators an additional P1.6 million each in December 2012 except for his four known foes in the Senate.

The four are Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Pia Cayetano and Antonio “Sonny” Triallnes IV.

The P1.6 million MOOE was the balance of the total P2.2 million alloted for each senator last year.

The first tranche of P600,000 was given to all 23 senators.

The remaining balance was given in December 2012 to only 18 senators.

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  • Jerahmeel Libre

    cash convertible into to personal funds. in fact manong enrile would call it gift.

    • 12JEM

       Blatant, Flagrant, Horrendous Display of Unethical Behavior for the Head of the Senate.

      Si Enrile, itong taong ito WALA  naman itong HIYA, kaya hindi ito magre-resign.

       

  • Fulpol

    Old and bald Prez had a senate, ee i ee oh… and on that senate he has a pig, ee i ee i oohh…

    with an oink oink here… and an oink oink there.. here an oink.. there an oink. everywhere an oink oink… old and bald Prez had a senate.. ee i ee oohhhh…

    So there’s a new senate president…

  • LeoSanMig

    I wish Sen Jinggoy Estrada would make his own position on the’gift-giving’  position public and how he disbursed the so-called mooe.

    • LeoSanMig

      And this goes not only for Sen Estrada but for the rest of the senator/recipients as well. LP man o hindi.

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

        amen, everyone should forget about political affiliations, everyone, both the giver and the receiver in the senate are guilty of this scandal…..ang PAGWALDAS ng PERA ni JUAN DE LA CRUZ ay KASALANAN SA TAONG-BAYAN.

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

    ang gulang mo jinggoy…katulad ka ng tatay mo!

    bakit LP ang tatanungin mo e yung amo mong si JPE ang may sabit.gusto mo,i-bail out kayo ng LP?ninenerbyos ka no dahil sinabi mo you will go down with JPE.

    • wilms1963

      mandadamay pa….may plano….magulang nga

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

      Di ba NAGPAPAKASARAP sa KAKAKAIN ng GIFT ni Manong Johny sina Drilon, Guingona, Mr Noted at Mr Vilma Santos? Bakit bigla nalang silang tahimik? 

      EVERYONE in the senate should be made to explain and RETURN the money to the govt’s coffer. PERA NG TAONG-BAYAN YAN……

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    i think these will be given equally to avoid eyebrows of the filipino people. They are all elected senators therefor it shud be equal.  

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    ayaw ug pag BINAYot ba!

  • http://www.facebook.com/macpoys2000 Virgilio B. Zamora

    CASH GIFTS: YES !  ; BRIBERY  YES NA YES!!  HUMAHALAKHAK ANG MGA TRAFFIC ENFORCERS…HAHAHAHA….MAS MATINDI ANG PANGONGOTONG NG MGA SENATONG!!!

  • $37644997

    There was an article yesterday on gma news about a woman who sold her baby for P5,000.00 pesos , now she’s got another baby being sold for P20,000.00 pesos.If only this excess funds are diverted into helping women in need,selling a baby is unnecessary.

  • Manolo Villareal

    OMG! Why need another stand? Sen. Santiago already has made her stand that COA must investigate this MOOE converted into bonus?  For LGUs, MOOE can not be used for year-end bonuses but only the savings from the PS (Personal Services) per Budget Circular No. 2012-3.  I don’t know why the senate and congress can.  Congress had several probes on GFIs spending bonuses left and right, but lawmakers are also doing this extravaganza as if they own the money.  Come another congressional probe, GFIs will tell them, “look who’s talking”.  I don’t think they are as generous when it comes to spending their own money.

    • speaksoftlylove

      You don’t get it. Sen. Jinggoy only wants the four liberals to state in public that they too believe that the cash gifts are legal and constitutional. For how could they say otherwise when all those LP senators received their full MOOE and cash gifts? Maliwanag ba? In other words, yong nagdadaldal lang ang nagsasabing unconscionable hindi dahil para sa kapakanan ng taumbayan kundi kulang yong parte niya. In short personal materialistic motive. But of course those cash gifts are unconscionable as far as the public is concerned but those mongrels in Congress have no conscience so what can you do about it? Vote for another scoundrel in Congress?

      • Manolo Villareal

         Thank you, I get your point.  But Jinggoy’s move is “panabla” in Cebuano vernacular.  Meaning, “You also share the blame with us”

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

        agree, but it’s a GOOD panabla……

      • antonino_999

        So, ano pa nga ba ang ipinagkaiba ng mga “You Honor” sa mga siga sa kanto? Nagbubugbugan dahil sa hatian.

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

    Magbangon ng public schools classroom para sa mga biktima ng bagyo sa Mindanao.
    ISAULI ANG 30M pati na ang 500T each ng mga congressmen sa kaban ng bayan!

    Ang kakapal niyong mga POLITUKU!

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    itong mga senatong na ito ay mga naka aircondition na bahay at kotse at mga kumakain pa ng mamahaling steak.
     
    kaya pala nagkakagutom ang mga kababayan natin at ni hindi natin maipangtangol ang sarili natin sa mga intsik ay pinagpipistahan nitong mga abusadong ito ang perang para sa kapakanan nating lahat. 
     
    binubusog muna nila ang mga tiyan nila at ng pamilya nila bago gawin iyong sinumpaan nilang trabaho.

  • 14nono29

    mr. estrada, di lang po LP senators ang may obligasyon sa bayan. parang yung taga ibang partido ay walang accountability. haist…

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

      i think that is not the point of junggoy….

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

    ayan na naman si jinggoy. naghahanap ng damay at lusot. wag ka na kasing mag turo kasi ang 3 daliri mo nakaturo pabalik sayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    Since this is a gift as stated by the JPE , then this money will become personal of those that received it…and this is illegal as these money is not his personal money but our money intended for gov’t operations. Ang kapal talaga ng mukha ng mga ito kung tinanggap nila yong pera at ginamit sa personal! Our senators & congressmen lack nationalism and love of our country, most of them are only after there own personal interest and the country last! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PZR7JI7G2WD2CTVMZ7LM667FD4 Ugly Bunny

    Wanting to divert the fault to the Admin, usual tactics. Like when Trillianes exposed something of Enrile, Enrile quickly attack Trillianes by exposing backdoor deal done with china.

    Tsk tsk tsk.

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

      I don’t it’s “diverting” the fault, it’s “sharing” the fault. ALL the senatongs who both gave and ate the “gift” are guilty, right?

      • tagatabas

         Guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

  • boybakal

    Ok din tong si Jinggoy. First he said he will go down with Enrile, Now He stand up for Enrile.
    Stand up and Go down…gooo.

  • marivon

    Jinggoy bakit LP lang? Di ka ba nakatanggap? Or maybe naubos mo na ang cash “gift” ni Senatong Enrile. Gusto ko masaya kayo sabi ni enrile sa 18 senatong, paano naman yung 90 million plus na Pilipino na majority ay ibinoto kayo? Wala na talaga kayong hiya. Or as an old adage goes; walang personalan trabaho lang (trabaho lang mangurakot)

  • LegalJustice

    Dude:  That Is Peoples Hard Earned Money.

    You might as well give it back to the people who are most in  need like the affected area that was hit by the calamities like: Pablo.

  • kayanatwo

    10jan2013

    nobody asked me, but….as in jinngoy estrada’s way of articulating the rational behind the motives of the “gifts” (aka bribes) handed by his patron, jinngoy  admits from his own mouth that juan dela cruz has no say to how elected officials should spend his taxes.

    how many millions of juan dela cruz taxes have been “realigned” by jinngoy estrada and j.p.enrile that juan dela cruz know nothing about it?

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      i agree with you.  are they even required to give accountability with this free money?  had this been published eh di nawala na lang na parang bula itong perang ito. 

      pero ganoon na rin yata ang kapupuntahan. 

      hanggang kailan natin hahayaang abusuhin tayo ng mga walang kwentang taong ito.

    • tagatabas

       Kay nga gising na tayo sqa mahimbing na pagkakatulog.

  • LegalJustice

    I hope filipino people are learning from this – So this coming election 2013 make sure to think hard and vote the righ person you want to elect.

    Watch out for the candidates of UNA ?

    Pihadong butas ang kaban ng bayan and 2016 Presidential Election – think, think, think and very hard and watch for a wolf wearing a sheep clothe .

    Time is running fast for all you know its 2016.

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

      Why single out UNA, didn’t LP also enjoy eating manong’s gift?

  • iping2sison

    There should be no exemptions in the use of savings. All government functionaries/agencies should return to the Treasury any savings from their allotments. There should clear cut policy whenever a department/agency requests for allotment increase for MOOEs. By mere increasing an office’s MOOE budget is against the rule of transparency and accountability.  Both Speaker of the House and the Senate President should stop the practice as it is construed by laymen as direct bribery.

  • marionics

    COA chief backs Enrile on Senate kitty

    MANILA, Philippines — There is nothing irregular with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s distribution of the savings of the Senate to his fellow senators, the chairperson of the Commission on Audit (COA) said Thursday.This, after Senator Miriam Santiago said she wants the COA to probe the savings of top government offices, including the Senate’s.She made the proposal after Enrile admitted giving P2.2 million in maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) funds each to 18 senators last Christmas, but distributed only P250,000 each to Senators Santiago, Antonio Trillanes IV, Pia Cayetano and Alan Peter Cayetano.COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan said it is stated in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) that the Senate has the authority to augment any item in the GAA from any savings in their respective appropriations.She added that the Senate President, as well as the speaker of the House, “have the authority to implement the organizational structure of their respective offices, and to determine the salaries, allowances and other benefits of their respective members.”

    “Meron pong kapangyarihan ang Senate President na itinalaga sa batas. As you know, the GAA is a law and was enacted by the Congress.”

    “By our understanding of the special provisions of the GAA eh mukha namang maliwanag na meron siya talagang kapangyarihan na mag-augment at mag-determine ng allowances and other benefits of the respective members,” the COA chief said.

    Pulido-Tan also said the agency regularly audits the budget for the MOOE. However, COA does not audit salaries, allowances and bonuses, she said.

    “Yung sa MOOE eh tinitingnan talaga namin sa audit ‘yun kung napunta nga ‘yun sa dapat puntahan. Kung salaries, wages, allowances and bonuses naman eh hindi na namin binubusisi ‘yun kung saan nila nilagay.”

    “Kasi ang bonus sayo eh, personal eh,” she said.

    Santiago earlier questioned Enrile’s claim that he has sole discretion on the distribution of funds, saying that the power is prone to abuse since Enrile could simply distribute funds to political allies.

    Addressing the issue, Pulido-Tan said, “‘Yun ang aming ‘di masasagot because the discretion is vested on the Senate President. Wala sa amin ‘yun.”

    Pulito-Tan added that the COA also has no authority on lowering the budget of the Senate.

    “Wala rin po sa competence namin ‘yun. It is the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) who has the competence and authority to determine what should be the appropriate budget for the Senate and the House of Representatives.”

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

      The Senators’ bonuses fall under what item of the GAA that has to be augmented? Chairperson Tan got her job passing through the Commission on Appointments composed solely of members of the Legislature. 

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    with confidence i can say that i am smarter than Jingoy, Lapid, Sotto, and Revilla. Heck maybe more than half of the Filipinos are smarter and more qualified to be senators. kung bakit binoto sila ng pilipino ang di ko alam

    • tagatabas

       di mo nga malalaman, dahil yun ang secret nila

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QA264KB7TICWJ5LQG5ZXN6CM2Y ruel

    Sa totoo lng ang daming ginawang mga pagiimbestiga ng SENADO/ MALANKAYANG tungkol sa mga fat bonuses at paychecks daw ng ibat ibang ahensya ng gobyerno.Pati na rin ang sadyang pagpapatigil ng ibang mga pondo at pagsasabing dapat ibalik sa KABAN ng bayan ang mga perang sinasabing SAVINGS.

    Ito ang mga listahan..
    1.Laguna Lake Dredging Contract- ma anomalya daw kasi sobrang laki ng bonuses at pay check ng mga officials.( MB Sept. 8, 2010)

    2. 143 GOCC’s owe Govt. Php 24 Billion -Sen. Franklin M. Drilon, finance committee chairman, expressed surprise over this development as his panel has started drafting a bill putting to a stop the granting by officials of GOCCs and GFIs to themselves of gargantuan and unconscionable bonuses and other benefits.( MB Sept 8, 2010)

    3. Goodbye GOCC perks.- (MB , May 11, 2011)

    4.Excessive Perks – MWSS -The tab so far: salaries and bonuses equivalent to over 30 months’ pay for both employees and their superiors—all approved, as MWSS officer in charge Macra Cruz helpfully pointed out, by the MWSS board. ( PDI,Jul 31, 2010)

    5. 25 months bonus of MWSS- Obscene- Malaswa according to Sen. Drilon (ABS, Sept. 01, 2010)

    6. Supreme Court -Judiciary Fund was advised to be deposited to the Treasury even without legal basis.-In its 2008 Annual Audit Report, the COA recommended that the Court deposit the amount of P4,838,976,011.86 “and all subsequent collections of trust and other receipts with the Bureau of Treasury” in conformity with Executive Order 338 (EO 338), Sections 7 and 8 of the General Provisions of the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (2008 GAA), and COA-DOF-DBM Joint Circular No. 1-97. ( SC, News Report,Jan 31, 2011)

    Napaka HYPOKRITO po talga ng mga SENADOR natin lalo na itong mga kaalyado ng LP. Sabi ng isa MALASWA daw ang sobrang laki ng bonuses ng ibang ahensiya at ano naman ang tawag kaya nya sa tinanggap nyang Php 1.6M sa taong 2012;2.2M sa 2011, etc….etc.

    ANong masasabi ko sa kanila………………BABOY>>>>>>SWAPANG>> GARAPAL! SHAMELESS THICK FACE!…

    Ibalik nyo na ang mga perang yan…KAPAL!

    • tagatabas

       Di nba iyan maibabalik, hingi ka na lang ng balato

    • prince_janus

       Tama! Kung may savings man ang gobyerno ay di na dapat iwaldas pa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/25UAHA74QQS5NENIA3EXO2A7PY Faisal salman

    Junggoy Unggoy ang lolo mo ang may pakana lahat ng ito ngayon naghahanap pa kayo ng kadamay..Resign na lang si Tatang ..

  • $15469930

    Ang masakit dito pera Ito ng mga tax payers at I pinamimigay ni enrile sa mga mayaysman na senador ang senador hindi kailangan ang pera dahil sa pork barrel malaki na ang kanilang mga ninanakaw…….

  • ManongOsang

    Hoy UNGGOY !  Ang Lakas ng Loob mo para Baliktarin ang UNETHICAL, CORRUPT move ng LoLo Ninong Enrile mo !!!

    Hayop kayo Unggoy, Enrile, Tito Sotto, Honasan… BINABABOY Ninyo ang Senado !!!

    Magsama kayo ng mga Corrupt Ninyong Amo na si Binay at Erap !!!!

    • OFW28

      sa mga galaw nina Erap, Enrile, ito’y malinaw na patibong kasi wala silang maibato na issue kay Pnoy tungkol sa kurapsyon, ingat lang mga LP.

      wag kayong paloloko sa mga UNA, magulang lahat yan dirty tactics hehehe!!

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    ano bang relihiyon ng mga abusadong senatong na ito.  hindi ba itinuturo na maging matapat sa tungkulin because carrying out duties honestly is the same as serving the Lord honestly. 

    Panginoon, tulungan mo po kami.  Kailan matatapos ang panga-abuso ng mga taong ito sa amin.  Kayo lang po ang may kapangyarihan na maipangtanggol kami sa kaapihang dinadanas namin.  Maawa po kayo sa amin.  Paglinawin ninyo po ang isip ng mga mapagsamantalang taong ito. 

    • tagatabas

       Born again na siya isinama na ni Pacman, tanungin mo pa si Bro. Eddie Villanueva.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    JUNNGOY:  Magsenador din kayo..inggit lang kayo sa akin…..

  • manual47

    Hey “Jinggoy”!!  What are you, a no brain senator and you need someone to tell you whether what Enrile did was justified or not.  You call yourself a senator and you can’t even make your own decision.   All you have to do is do a soul searching and ask yourself the question……
    “what is the best thing to do on this money that I received from Enrile?”.  Now if you really care for your “kababayans”, that is an easy question to answer.  Do what is best for the people.  Refuse the money and tell Enrile…….sorry “Manong”, there’s a lot of people who can better use of the money.  I’d rather have you give or disburse the money to those who most needed help.  Like the poorest of the poor in the slum area of the country OR donate it to a legal charitable institution that I usually donate Or build playground for poor children..etc…etc.  Believe me Jinggoy, filipinos will be more than admire you for doing that.  But then, knowing you, I kinda doubt if that will even be in your mind.  So, I hope you do the right thing and for once be a good senator…….

    • prince_janus

       Si Jinggoy pa! Gahaman sa pera yan! Like father, like son.

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

    I hope they all rot in hell

  • ManongOsang

    Alam Ninyo ang PINAKAMASAKIT sa LAHAT ?????

    People like Jinggoy, Enrile, Erap, Binay, Sotto, Honasan, Bong Revilla, Lito Lapid would NEVER NEVER EVER  be in National Politics AGAIN & AGAIN, YEAR after YEAR …
    IF NOT for the 70% of Filipino “Masa” Voters who are Poor, Uneducated, Hungry, Desperate & No Internet Access !!!!
    Kaya MAHIRAP talunin itong sina Erap, Binay, Jinggoy, Enrile, Revilla, Lapid DAHIL EVERY ELECTION, they pretty much have 7 out of 10 Filipino voters supporting them !!!

    Hayop talaga! Last Senate Election… # 1 Most Votes.. Revilla, # 2 Most Votes… Jinggoy

    Last Presidential Election- PNoy wins Huge in Metro Manila but LOST in DEPRESSED areas such as Tondo to Erap.

    Sa tinging ba ninyo naiintindihan ni Mang Pandoy at Mr. De La Cruz ang COMPLEXITY ng RH Bill, or ang laban sa Buwis, or ang Unexplained Wealth ni Binay at Enrile?
    HOW IN THE WORLD CAN OUR NATION EVER MOVE FORWARD IF WE KEEP ELECTING POLITICIANS LIKE ERAP, JINGGOY & COMPANY !!!!

    Kahit Lahat ng Pinoy voter sa buong Internet & Lahat ng Pilipinong Edukado ipag sama sama mo pa…. YOU WILL NEVER EVER BEAT the OVERWHELMING Majority of POOR, UNEDUCATED, HUNGRY, DESPERATE, EASILY FOOLED “Masang Pilipino”

    This FACT is what separates us from POLITICAL MATURITY & STABILITY which results in National Progress for nations like Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Japan.

    Ang DUMIDISISYON sa ating Politika at Direksyon pang bansa kada taon, bawat dekada ay LAGING Nasa KAMAY ng 70% of  UNEDUCATED, POOR Filipinos !!!!

    Kaya itong sina Jojo Binay, Erap at Enrile ay ang laging laro ay sa mga Squatter & Masang Pilipino dahil alam na alam nila ang laro.

    Kahit lahat ng edukadong Pilipino ay magkaisa… HINDING HINDI mo ma ipapanalo ang isang kandidato kung walang suporta sa masang botante

    • LeoSanMig

      So bakit hindi natin umpisahan ito at mag-organisa ng voters’ education campaign? Lumang idea na ito pero wala pa ring indibidwal o NGO man lang na magsimula ng pag-oorganisa. Nakakapagod na kasing gumising sa umaga at makita mo sa pahayagan ay mga mukha ng mga opisyal ng gobyerno na nagmamalinis gayung alam naman nating lahat na marumi pa sila sa ilog pasig.

      • tagatabas

         magandang balakin, tuloy natin

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

      Quote: “Kaya itong sina Jojo Binay, Erap at Enrile ay ang laging laro ay sa mga Squatter & Masang Pilipino dahil alam na alam nila ang laro”.

      Agree. But with the govt’s BILLIONS of budget for CCT dole outs, Pnoy and his allies are playing the same game.

    • tagatabas

       Agree with you, kaya ang simpling solusyon sa malaking problema mo ay tulungan nating lahat na may access sa internet na maunawan ng maliliit at di gaanong nakakaunawang masa ang kalagayan ng ating bansa higit lalu ang lagay ng politika. Kung ikaw, ako, siya at tayong lahat ay kikilos malaking bahagi ng ating mga mamamayan ang ating matuturuan. Unahin mo ang iyong pamilya, mga kaibigan, kapit bahay, kasama sa iyong pananampalataya, nakikita at nakakausap sa lansangan, mall, palengke. Mahina ka kung nag iisa pero kung ang bawat nakakaunawa ng ating kalagayan ay kikilos para sa ikabubuti magagawa nating baguhin ang ating kinabukasan.

    • jjBoy2

      Your observation is very accurate.  Politics in this country is “Masa Politics”.  Kaya nakakatawa yung contra ng simbahan sa RH Bill, it seems that they want ignorance to continue prevailing so that they can maintain their clout on this country.  Its also one of the reasons why the more productive Filipinos are migrating to other countries.  Do we realize how corrupt Erap is?  Kaya nga nakulong siya, tapos pinatawad ng pumalit na isa pang corrupt.  But just the same, he will buy the “CHEAP VOTES” from the ignorant and helpless uneducated poor which the priests want to propagate.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/F2CXYZAYWC75KKXPRD6MFWLMG4 JoseManuel

      Kung ang kandidato may qualifications dapat ang electorate meron din…gawing high school graduate pataas lang ang pwedeng makaboto..

      • Pinoy_725

         isa ka pa! ano ba ang age requirements ng isang botante? di ba lampas high school na? unless na nag-start kang mag-aral at the age of 15.

    • manual47

      Go for it….friend.  Call it “vigilante for change”.  About time these poors and uneducated understand that their life will not change.  It will benefit them for a day during election but not for long term gain.  You have my thumb up for this idea of “voter’s education campaign” as one of the comments says……..

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

    Bakit nga ba ang tahimik ng LP at ng Malacanang sa issue na ito? Busog pa and still burping?

    • Barak_O

      bakit kailangan nilang mag ingay?

      si enrile namigay at lahat binigyan

      hina naman nitong si bertang baka

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

        your heart inday….hehe

        hindi naman kailangan mag-ingay, like what junggoy said, they only need to let us know their stand on this controversy at let us know na rin kung masarap ba mag-waldas ng pera ng taong-bayan….

      • Barak_O

        itanong mo kay junggoy (ikaw maysabi nyan)

        isa siya sa binigyan

        he he he

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

        junggoy naman talaga yan eh…..hehe

        but i’m more interested to know the stand of porky drilon and the rest of LP after maka-tikim ng “gift”, kaya dapat sila ang ating tanungin..hehe

  • pcosmachine

    Enrile is one of a kind. Old men his age worry about what to leave their loved ones before they rest in peace, but Enrile worries more about what to take from his enemies and constituents before he rests in peace.

    • jjBoy2

      Enrile will REST IN HELL.  He’s just trying to get his son Jack elected so his family can continue their Marcos era style politics and corruption.

  • carlorocci

    Matalinong unngoy talaga itong si Jinggoy, humahanap ng sasalo sa kanila sa kompormiso….
    Tumanggap din kasi yun mga senatong ng LP kaya alam niya hindi kontra sa pinamigay ni Enliar ang sasabin ng mga senatong ng LP.

    Pare-pareho kayo mga hinayupak, pahirap sa bayan, puro pan-sariling interest ang nasa isip at hindi kapakanan ng bayan…..Mga bbbbwwwwweeeeesssshhhhiiiiitt…..

  • AgapitoBagumbayan

    These so-called savings could have easily went into our national treasury, where no thief can dip their hands into. But no, instead, they selfishly kept it and divided into themselves like a hungry pack of wolves.Kawawa naman tayo.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    Pinagtatawanan na naman mga abusadong senatong ang mga dukhang pilipino na walang kalaban-laban habang lalo silang nagugutom at palaboy laboy pero iyong mga mapagsamantalang mga senatong ay kumakain ng mamahaling steak at mga naka-aircon sa kwarto at kotse nila.

    Hanggang kailan tayo magpapa-api?

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    At humingi ng saklolo ang anak ni estrada sa kapwa niyang mga senador na walang delikadesa!!!

  • gabbybal

    How about your “stand” Jinggoy???? Give your “stand” first before asking others… Or what’s the stand of UNA if they are different as opposition party? Nakakatawa talaga itong mga pareparehas na tradpo…

  • Komen To

    They now have more than enough money to “buy” votes. The poorest of the poor Pinoys don’t mind voting for them, as long as they receive their share of gifts. Miriam cried out her dismay, only to be called crazy. Who else is willing to cry an exposé? The media reporters who report anomalies are accused of attack and collect. The Catholic priest who exposed his knowledge of irregularities is also belittled and accused of so and so. Philippines doesnt have another Ninoy who will sacrifice his life and say “the Filipino is worth dying for”. If the people do not join hands in combatting their biggest corrupt enemies, then I’d say the Filipinos deserve what they now have

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

    Jinggoy is clearly putting LP on the spot. But he should also do the same to NP. So with DBM Sec. Florencio Abad who proclaimed that the 50% increase in MOOE contributed to our nation’s economic growth in 2012. In fact, Jinggoy should drag Florencio Abad into the fray if he really wants to inflict damage on LP. It may not improve UNA’s reputation, but at least it will make LP look just like UNA and discredit Daang Matuwid even more.

    01. Drilon is in charge of the budget and railroaded it. Only Joker protested.

    02. Kiko has every reason to keep quiet as he needs a job in PNoy’s admin after his term.

    03. Guingona is not known for his eloquence, he might just fumble. Better to keep quiet.

    04. Ralph Recto sees no benefit in speaking up. Especially after his initial sin tax fiasco.

    05. Bong-Bong is with NP and allied with LP. Plus PCGG is letting up.

    06. Villar is with NP and allied with LP. No point in attacking MOOE and antagonizing LP.

    07. Alan Peter enjoys playing the victim. NP allied with LP. No reason to speak up.

    08. Pia still believes MOOE is inferior to safe, satisfying sex. Could have spoken up.

    09. Miriam is credited for spilling the beans on Enrile and MOOE. She has an axe to grind.

    10. Trillanes enjoys playing the victim. He could have spoken out against MOOE.

    11. All the allies of Enrile are toeing the line.

    12. Chiz will only speak when there’s pogi points to be had. In this case, none.

    13. Loren denies receiving any, but burden of proof is on her. She could have spoken up.

  • Emilio

    You gotta hand it to this guy, he was an actor but nobody goes to his movies and he was always losing money, so he opted instead to join the senate where there would always be a full house, almost, most of the time, who would be appreciative of his acting talent. Little did he know that the whole house is composed of not only actors but also comedians.
    Let the fun begin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    The news releases, commentaries on this senate bonus, is being orchestrated by the palace to finally oust JPE, and hence control all btanches of the government: executive, judiciary (CJ is KKK), legislative (pork barrel anyone?), the military same old cops since the late 80s); and the media (kris at 2, dingdong at 7).

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      saang planeta ka ba nakatira

  • jjBoy2

    HOW DARE FOR THEM TO USE OUR HARD-EARNED MONEY LIKE THEY ARE JUST PLAYING AROUND.  HOW DARE THEY CALL IT “ENRILE’s CASH GIFT’s” its not even his money. Next thing we know…the government will start demanding more taxes from us.  Tapos ganito ganito lang gagawin nila!!! Pa-gift gift ng 1.6 million pesos.  I know that they need to spend the budget in order to justify asking for a BIGGER budget next year.  Pero gastusin naman nila sa maayos na paraan, maraming naghihirap!  Saan tayo nakakita ng ganitong halaga na pinamimigay lamang sa kokonting individual?

  • tagatabas

    Sa lahat ng mga senador na tumanggap ng 2.2 million pesos at mga congressman na tumanggap naman ng tig kakalahating milyong piso, ipakibalik na lang po sa kaban ng bayan ang perang iyan…. kung ayaw nninyong idonate sa typhoon victims pwedeng pambili kahit ng combat boots ng ating mga sundalo, o kaya ay pampatayo ng mga nasirang paaralan, nabasang mga libro, kahit na ano lang wag ninyo lang ibulsa. Alam ba ninyo kung kailan kayo mamamatay? Gusto nyo ba sa langit o impierno?

  • $16638896

    pare pareho lang kayong lahat mga gunggong!

  • rayingga

    This is the moment….Wag iboto ang political dynasty, Anak ni Enrile, Estrada at Binay sa senado. Gising na tayo tanghali na, maawa naman tayo sa ating mga anak at magiging apo at sa maliliit na laging namamalimos sa kanila.

  • jimb68

    because of the volume, this is beyond the senate. perhaps COA is the right body to investigate and report back to senate.

  • virgoyap

    How about you Jinggoy did you accept the money salivating and with an open hand?

  • superlucky2

    Iyan kitang-kita kung sino ang mga corrupt. Most of the senators are corrupt. That is common knowledge.

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

      indeed….

  • EdgarEdgar

    What moral lesson can we learn from the life of Franklin who championed the cause of overbudget?

    He lost his neck to gluttony. He lost his manhood tucked under layers of obesity.  Now, he lost his uprightness to greed. What profits a man if he gains the whole world only to lose his neck, his shaft and his erection?  

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    ano ang pagkakaiba nitong mga senador na naglitis at naghusga kay corona????

    WALA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    as if napakalinis nilang mga tao…at kung magsalita sila sa panahon ng impeachment ang linis linis…SANA NASA SALN NILA UNG nakuha nila…

    parehas sila ni corona…walang pagkakaiba…mga hipokrito…lalo na itong apat na LIBERAL…

  • Jun Go

    napaka hypocrite nitong si jinggoy, sya ang tumanggap pero ibang tao ang gusto nyang mag comment?  bakit hindi sya mismo ang mag assess kung tama ba ang tinanggap nyang pera o hindi. ang kasalanan mo ibubunton mo sa iba!

    palibhasa pare-pareho kayong mag ama, at ng mga pulitiko; panay kaban ng bayan lang ang inaatupag nyong magpakasasa!

    ang kakapal talaga ng mga mukha nyo!

    • Pinoy_725

       well said about junggoy!!!!!

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

    sumama ka na lang kay gwen garcia dun sa kapitolyo ng cebu! nalulungkot na siya dun! hahahaa

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

    heto lang masasabi ko sa mga buwaya sa kongreso at senado..

    MGA P U T A N G I N A NIYONG LAHAT! HINDI NIYO MADADALA SA HUKAY NIYO YAN PAG NAMATAY KAYO! MAKALUSOT MAN KAYO SA BATAS NG TAO, SA BATAS NG DIYOS HINDI !!! MGA HINAYUPAK KAYO!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3X63ERZIWTOMAG3YCZLV4WBKU4 eric

    jinggoy, bakit yung 4 lang ang gusto mong magsalita? di ba lahat ng senador may tinanggap? gustong malaman ng taong bayan kung saan ginamit ng bawat senador ang “bonus” na yan.

  • Your_King

    The disparity between the powerful and rich in the government vs. the regular folk is huge. Isn’t it weird that the people that are supposed to be helping the poor masses in the Philippines become so rich???

  • disqusted0fu

    When Pnoy is not needed to interfere, he does. Now that he is needed to interfere, he shuts his mouth. What is wrong with our president?

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