Santiago plans to probe Enrile ‘gifts’

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IMPEACHMENT BOOK Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who is under fire for realigning the chamber’s savings into Christmas “bonuses,” shows off the book “The Honor of the Senate: 44 Days of an Impeachment Trial.” Senators tried former Chief Justice Renato Corona. RAFFY LERMA

Despite hypertension and bone marrow problems, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday indicated her intention to conduct an inquiry into Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s release of funds for “maintenance and other operating expenditures” (MOOE) just before Christmas.

In a letter to Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan, Santiago disagreed with the COA’s position that Enrile had the authority “to realign savings into Christmas bonuses.”

She said Tan’s explanation would be used in an inquiry by the Senate committee on revision of codes and laws. Santiago, chairperson of the panel, added that Tan’s reply could also serve as basis for bringing a case questioning Enrile’s action in the Supreme Court.

“As a student of constitutional law, I fear that you may have been expressing a casual opinion. Hence, I take the liberty of citing certain constitutional provisions which might be of help in your written compliance on my earlier request for opinion,” Santiago said.

The general appropriations act is not a blanket authority for realignment, she said.

“It is necessary that the budgetary item that will be augmented exists. Savings cannot be used to fund a nonexistent program, activity, or project,” Santiago said, citing the Constitution.

Consensus

“The consensus among the budget authorities in our country is that in the absence of any request for augmentation, none should be given,” she said, noting that no senator had made a request for additional funds to cover office expenses.

Santiago said the exercise of the power to realign should not be tainted by grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction.

“Otherwise, it becomes ripe for litigation before the Supreme Court,” Santiago said.

“The exclusion, for no stated reason, of four senators from the alleged augmented MOOE is a shocking abuse of discretion amounting to lack of jurisdiction, under the Equal Protection Clause,” she added.

Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter and his sister Pia Cayetano also did not receive the additional office expenses.

“A fiscally responsible Senate President should be sensitive to the sources of financing—taxes and user charges paid for by the general public. A fiscally responsible Senate President should let the amount unused (or saved) revert to the National Treasury. Hence, the Senate would be able to reduce the amount of money that the government has to borrow to finance its operations,” Santiago said.

“As soon as I am medically able, I shall call a public hearing of the Committee on Revision of Codes and Laws, which I chair, in order that we can have the benefit of your considered opinion on the constitutional and other issues that I have raised,” she added.

Bring it on

Sought for comment, Enrile said: “If there is a grave abuse of discretion then she can file a case in the Supreme Court. That is the best thing to do.”

“So I think I would suggest to her, instead of just talking to the people without putting into action what she believes to be her truth, then she should take the necessary action so that we, who are being accused, we are given our day to defend ourselves in the proper forum,” Enrile told reporters at the launch of a book on the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Enrile, however, expressed doubts Santiago could conduct a hearing on his handing out P1.6 million to each of the 18 “nice” senators and P250,000 to four “naughty” ones.

“I do not know whether she has the jurisdiction,” Enrile said.

DSWD donation

Sen. Pia Cayetano on Tuesday said that she would donate the P250,000 cash gift to the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) programs for abandoned and homeless

A QUESTION OF HONOR Sen. Pia Cayetano holds a check for P250,000, an amount smaller than the cash gifts that 18 other senators received from Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile last Christmas. RICHARD REYES

children.

The senator’s brother, Senate Minority Floor Leader Alan Cayetano, said he would press for an independent audit of Senate funds and for an explanation of Enrile’s distribution to senators of the chamber’s savings.

“It was just before Christmas that I received a P250,000 check. It was my staff who noticed that said check came from the office of the Senate President,” Pia Cayetano said in the plenary.

“I could not assume that this was MOOE because that is usually given by way of a check from the Senate of the Philippines and not the office of the Senate President. Since I did not know what it was for, I did not deposit it,” she added.

Pia Cayetano also addressed her office’s exclusion from the larger “bonus.”

“I humbly ask, why was I excluded? I do not know the reason why. Am I being penalized for speaking my mind and for pushing for legislation that is contrary to the views of the Senate leadership?

“I cannot apologize for the stand I have taken on the RH and sin tax laws. And if this is the price I have pay to fight for the things I believe in, then I will accept the imputations that come with my job,” she said.

Pia Cayetano was the sponsor of the Reproductive Health Bill that Enrile opposed. She also supported the Sin Tax Reform measure that Enrile also voted against.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3L44GNYEMCVO5TBZD4D33P6AA i do count

    enrile resign ka nalang , 50 years ka nang nagnanakaw bundat ka na , tigilan mo nayan,SAKIM….

    • hustlergalore

      ang JAKA mo naman! – enrile

      LOL

    • don alto

      Asa ka pa …..  ANG BUWAYA AY WALANG KABUSUGAN … tandaan mo yan!

      Sana MABILAUKAN nlang at nang matuluyan …

    • 12JEM

       JPE should be removed from his position, IMMEDIATELY.  

      • boypalaban

        at sinong matinong senador ang ipapalit?

      • isidro c. valencia

        Wala ngang gustong pumalit. Si Miriam is not qualified, nor Trillianes.
        Yong dalawang magkapatid, silang dalawa lang bototo sa bawat isa. Iboboto nila nag sarili nila at kapatid nila. So they will get two votes each.

  • $20722540

    pareho pareho lang mga seandor kayo…mga hypocrite at umaaction lang kayo pagtingin ninyo nalamangan kayo…pero noon pa ginagawa ninyo yan bakit ngayon lang umangal…mga pareho pareho lang mabuit umalis na lang kayo diyan sa puwesto ninyo….

    • toyota4ever

      in fairnesss sa 4 na senador before it was told they accept without complain but this time maybe their conscience to do  the right thing na ang umiiral sa kanila.

      • $20722540

        absolutely, then the 4 senators is equally guilty for whatever crime or laws they have broken.  they should all go…hindi lumabas malinis sila yon pala madumi rin..who cares about these senators that doesn’t care about the people that elected them in the 1st place

      • boypalaban

        inggit yan hindi konsensiya….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H7MF57OAFMTJRK7I3K2PVDKQYM Daragang

    Good call Lady Senator Pia! Speak your mind up and become a real model for our girls. It’s not being rebellious, it’s just being human (huwoman?) who is an a society that treats equal footing to both men and women. I am glad that you speak your mind and speak for the people and the women you rightfully represent in the senate. Keep up the good work Senator Pia!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EVAH3AOPTSV7KPS7AB7H2XBTDM Kuh

    political vendetta ang tawag dyan sa ginawa ni enrile. pikon talo kasi siya sa rh at sin tax laws.
    i think it is really high time we vote out these corrupt incumbents. mga multimillionaires at billionaires na lalo pang nagpapayaman at the expense of their poor countrymen. kakahiya. huwag na tayong bumoto ng trapos. please lang. ty. 

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

    Kung papansinin at matamang susuriin ay hindi tama ang ginawa ni Lolong Johnny. Sa katwiran ay may punto siya pero ang savings ng senado, bagamat siya ang may karapatan, sana ay pare-pareho at patas ang kanyang ginawang pamamahagi sa bawat isang senador. Hindi dapat pairalin ang emosyon at favoritism sa pera ng bayan… Kaya tama si senator Miriam, “The exclusion, for no stated reason, of four senators from the alleged augmented MOOE is a shocking abuse of discretion amounting to lack of jurisdiction, under the Equal Protection Clause,” she said.
    Matanda na kasing masyado si Lolong Johnny baka ang nasa isip niya ay panahon pa ng Martial Law…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Checke nga talaga. TAANG INAANG Enrile to.

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

    ISANG TAMBAK ANG WALA HANAP BUHAY SA PINAS AT MARAMI NAGUGUTOM!! BUTI PA YUNG KAPIT BAHAY NAMIN TIGA SAUDI PAG UMUWI SA PINAS KAHIT LUGAW NAG PAPAKAIN MGA HAYOP NA SENADOR ITO!! MATATAKAW BUWAYA!! KAYA MARAMI PATAY GUTOM SA PINAS

  • catmanjohn

    This time, unlike the Corona impeachment, Senator Santiago is on the side of Right and Justice, and one can only wish her strength and fortitude to bring about this badly needed correction in the Senate. The arrogance and disregard of priorities that Enrile has displayed is a mockery and disgrace to the Philippine Senate. The Great Corruptor has too many lackeys in the ranks, but expose their shame so that the People can see who must be voted out.

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

    Of the P1.5 billion MOOE, JPE can allocate or give away P500 million based on his own discretion. That alone leaves much room for misuse and abuse. JPE can hand out big fat bonuses to senate staff who are loyal to him and report to his office what other senators are doing. Given the fact that JPE’s chief of staff Gigi Reyes has a habit of carelessly flaunting her power, Senator Santiago will not have a hard time finding something on JPE.

    But wait. May pasabog daw si Alan Peter Cayetano today, Wednesday.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      pasabugin na ng magka alaman, sen lacson pasabugin mo rin c brenda tungkol sa mga aso sa bahay nya na nakapayroll sa opisina nya wahahaha

  • lolo_Jose

    Hayss Juan, tumatanda ka na ng paurong at pinipilit mong gawing tama ang mali, ang
    itim gusto mo maging puti. Ala ka na bang kabusugan sa pera at ala ka ng kahit katiting
    na respeto man sa tao ? Bat pati pera ng tao ay ipinamimigay mo dahil lang sa iyong
    kapritso? Tama na ang pagmamalabis sa iyong pwesto ! NO TO ENRILE, NO TO 
    ESTRADA/EJERCITO at NO TO BINAY !

    • farmerpo

       LOL, UNA, ihuli.

  • renatorivera

    Enrile gave away a little over PHP30 million as gifts (aka bribes) to all his fellow Senators in the Senate. That is a lot of people’s money. The senate has a savings of more than PHP 500 million, according to Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. So, how much or how many millions Sen. Enrile gifted himself? That is the PHP470 million question…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

      Ngayong taon lang yan. If we back track, high blood aabutin natin.

    • don alto

      Hindi kaya pinaghati-hatian na nila sa Office of the Senate Prez?

      Attention: Atty Gigi Reyes, the Little Senate Prez, …. please debunk our fears!!

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

    Sige Miriam, fight, fight! Trillanes – laban!

    Patalsikin ninyo si Enrile at malaki ang utang na loob ng taong baya sa inyo!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      un 2 mong manok mga uhugin pa wahaha

    • wilFired

      Sabi nya kay Trillanes hindi daw tumatakbo sa labanan , pero nung pinapa-arresto na ni macoy , bumalimbing na at ginamit na ang taong bayan at sumama na sa people power.magaling talaga si tanda sa pag-gamit sa taong bayan at pag-gamit nang pera sa taong bayan . dalawan linggo pa nya senado , limas na ang pundo nang mamamayan .

    • boypalaban

      bakit hindi dumaldal ang mga yan nung malaki laki pa natatanggap nila? nasaan ang credibility ng dalawang yan…at ng dalawang suwapang na magkapatid na cayetano na nagpasasa ang tatay nung panahon ng diktadura?

  • renatorivera

    Magkano ang ibinulsa mo manong?

    • wilFired

      hindi ko mabilang kahit isama ko ang boong 18 na alipures ko .

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

    I was against Miriam during the Corona trial but this time, Miriam is on the right side. Enrile has been abusing his power for so long, since the Martial Law days. Why is everyone in the Senate seems to be afraid of this Berdugo except Miriam? What actions did Bongbong Marcos, Joker Arroyo, Drilon and others who were victims of Enrile during those days? Bongbong of all the Senators should have rejected Enrile because he was the one who initiated the coup against his father, leading to their forced deportation and their honor tarnished. Joker was imprisoned together with Ninoy, Diokno by Enrile but despite all those things, they forgot everything and are now mutual friends. Ang nagagawa talaga ng PERA!

    • ngidigop

      Pre you’re right, money can move  mountains much more these 18 SENATONGS.

  • Bansot

    Forget all the technicalities.. the basic question that an ordinary citizen would like to know is, how can the Honorable Senate President , Ponce Enrile gives away as gifts monies that he doesn’t own personally. Re alingment of expenses is the lawyer’s term for manipulation of expenses in order to create artificial savings which they may divert for some other purposes. In plain language disbursement of savings as gifts is malversation of public funds which were entrusted to the stewardship of the Senate President..

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OLHP7TKAHADXWOJWBBPLTLLKNA Vincent

    Sought for comment, Enrile said: “If there is a grave abuse of discretion then she can file a case in the Supreme Court. That is the best thing to do.”

    Don’t worry, Enrile…I mean, start worrying now until the lines on your face become deep canals because that is exactly what Santiago aims to accomplish: a litigation for your grave abuse of discretion in the Supreme Court. 

    Go, Santiago! Make this your Holy grail; it’s time one of these plagues vanishes so that the  nation becomes healthty again!! And we will support you by NOT voting these Enriles and their ilks again!

  • farmerpo

    ‘Sen. Pia Cayetano on Tuesday said that she would donate the P250,000
    cash gift to the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD)
    programs for abandoned and homeless children.’
    Can one donate what is not his/hers? Is this a tiny echo of the what Manong did? Look at me! I am donating my share to the homeless. Shame, shame, shame….
    Money do indeed befuddle the best minds. How sad.

    Go go Miriam. Even the sourest grapes when fermented right can be good vinegar. Mas masarap kaysa sukang iloco.

    • patawad

      BAkit “she will” eh matagal na niyang natanggap.  Dapat ibinigay na niya kesa daanin niya sa future, baka para praise release lang.  At saka paano for re election si bilog, kaya kahit paano gusto magpapogi ng mga to.  Susme, bakit dala dalawa ang mga Cayetanos sa senado, pweeeede ba, tama na isa lang, wag  mga swaaaaapannnggggg.

      • boypalaban

         ilang milyon din bukod sa pork ng magkapatid na epal na yan….suwapang cayetanos…ang tatay nagpasasa nung panahon ng diktadura…

  • vince_bugaboo

    Enrile, if you still haven’t realized by now, the accusations and condemnations of Ms. Santiago are very voluble, deafening racket that scandalize you, your record as a private person and politician, while the Filipino people are applauding and delirious with delight in what seems to be the signal  of the end of your halcyon days that’s also consequently putting your, and your son’s, candidacy in limbo; good riddance, yey!
    So, in essence, you’re already being owned by Ms. Miriam even at this maiden stage of your political war. 

    Advice to you and your kind, Enrile: lahat may katapusan; pati buhay ay may hangganan no matter how often you submit yourself to stem-cell treatment. Lahat ay may katapat; there are always Santiagos who will slam you in your proper places. And, of course, there 
    are the TAONG-BAYAN whose voices are loud, corrosive and destructive when ired enough! And we are irate enough with your uncontrolled, never-ending excessive greed!! Bye-bye in advance, leeches!!

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

    Enrile said: “If there is a grave abuse of discretion then she can file a case in the Supreme Court. Just wait lahat kayong naghati hati ng pera ng taong bayan 18 senador dahil bilang na ang araw nyo sa larangan ng politika di na matatanggal sa isip namin mga pagwawaldas at pagbubulsa nyo sa taxpayer money namin lahat kayo hindi ka na namin iboboto kasama ang mga anak nyo …SHAME ON YOU 

  • UrHONOR

    SIGE…itambak-ng-itambak ang lahat ng matatambak sa birddoogong yan…..pagkakataon na ngayon para makabawi ang taong bayan.  Ilang dekada na din naman ang nagdaan na walang nangyari sa mga abusong ginawa ng taong ito sampu ng kanyang mga anak at kamag-anak dahil sa tindi ng kapit ni enrile sa lahat ng makakapitan.  Ngayon ay may pagkakataon na upang suyurin ang mga kasalanan na nagawa at ginagawa laban sa mga kabayan ng TNL na nilalang na ito.

    Kahit na sinupaman ang tumugis sa sugo ng kadilimang ito, igagalang at hahangaan ko dahil sa bigat ng timbang na nagawa ng TNL na ito kontra sa mamamayan ng bayan.

    • wilFired

      kahit firing squad pa ang gagawin sa taong ito ay kulang pa sa ginawa nya sa taong bayan , siguro ipakain nalang sa buwaya , hindi pwede dahil buwaya pala sya .

      • UrHONOR

        LOL!    Ka-balat ni MIKEALOLONG.

  • hustlergalore

    pia  cayetano for senate president!

    • boypalaban

       plagiarist…angas triathlete…di makuntento sa suhol…kaya nag-ingay…wala sa ayos!

  • vince_bugaboo

    Kung nakakabawas lang sa katawan ni Enrile ang mga negative comment laban sa kanya, siguro
    GILAGID at TENGA na lang ang natitira sa kanya! 
    Ah! ubusin na rin natin pati tenga nya at gilagid! Peste!

  • basyong

    kalampagin na lang ang bank account ni senatong enrile? magkano ba ang ibinigay niya sa sarili niya? yung mga tuta niya tig 1.6m which is peanuts.how much did u reward yourself mr senatong? usisain lahat ang kayaman niyan mula martial law hangang ngayon pulos nakaw pa rin.isama na ang dollar account?

  • mabyrik

    Don’t just do the talk Miriam. Do the walk. It’s time for bandits in the senate be exposed and finally stopped. The justification of Enrile and all senators (kasi nakikinabang sila) that the practice of re-aligning the fund, giving gifts to fellow senators, and spending them whimsically has been a “time-honored tradition”. But does tradition make it moral and ethical? That “time-honored tradition is immoral and unethical yesterday and remains immoral and unethical today and beyond. Mga senador, that tradition is not honorable, this is banditry. And those who practice banditry are bandits. Naiintindihan ba ninyo iyan? ang kakapal ninyo.

    For these senators to say that the fund is subject to standard auditing practices does not make sense when all they have to do is to a issue a certification that the fund is used for public service without any receipt or back-up document and voila, the fund that went into the pocket of senator from Cagayan or from Iloilo or mindoro is now legally spent for public service. Wow, easy money and we are talking here of billions of the people’s money.

    Reminder to all voters:
    DO NOT VOTE FOR JACKIE ENRILE.
    DO NOT VOTE FOR JV AND NANCY
    REJECT UNA-UNA  SA KATAKAWAN AT KASWAPANGAN

    • patawad

      Approve!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      vote for una senators wahaha

    • bogger007

      Also Don’t Vote for ERAP as Mayor of Manila

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Alan Peter Cayetano for senate president!

    • patawad

      Hello are you alan bilog cayetano?  Sosme, hangang dito gusto mong mambola.  Ilabas mo muna kahon kahon ebidensya mo laban kay FG Arroyo.

    • boypalaban

      sige…daming ads na ni kups…kaya nag-alburuto kasi kailangan ng pondo ng panggugulang…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      baka uutang din yan hahaha

  • Ibongpipit

    Common sense dictates me to go along with Senator Santiago’s quest for determining the legal and ethical propriety of disposing unspent public funds by Senator Enrile.

    Besides being dubious and subjective in its execution, there were the appearance of abuse and indiscriminate stewardship of public money.  It is but just another repulsive character that is creeping in the moral fabric of our government officials, specially within that so called august chamber of our lawmakers.  There seems to be a continuous decay in our culture that endangers the integrity of future generations and put the country in shame;  unworthy of the lives and honor of heroes that we commemorate during so many holidays.

    Corruption is just one aspect in our culture that we as a country is failing to check.  It is an offshoot of the bigger failings of our government in the past.  For decades,  our officials were consumed by power and greed. Only politics and population remains robust and expanding exponentially.  Our leaders and officials remained focus within and for themselves alone, failing to gazed and expand their vision on the future.  As a result,  we missed and were left behind in harnessing the strength our people and our natural resources.  For so long,  we neglect to industrialize to employ our manpower and create our  wealth from within.  Instead, we export our talents through OFWs, receive their remittances while letting their families remain fragmented.  Though imperfect for families, BSP is delighted by the ever soaring foreign reserves in their vaults. 

     At the same time, politicians are also preoccupied generating their wealth.  Government and politics became a main industry and past time for officials who might need to run for as often as 3 years.  Unlike factories and industries that produce national wealth when exported, politics and government only generates the cycle but not produce wealth.  They may be called wealthy but that is because they have accumulated so much and have occupied their seat in so many terms.  They also go on sabbatical and let family member fill lope holes. Dynasty might also become popular in spite of being unconstitutional.   Persuading politicians to invest their resources in national wealth producing industries may be a patriotic deed.  Their talents, skills and managerial abilities will literally be truly be wealth oriented, create jobs and reinforced family ties of prospective foreign workers.

    It would seemed therefor that what is good for the country is industrialization like other Asian neighbors. Producing national wealth comes from within our human and natural resources. The country have been blessed and endowed by so much in our oceans, mountains, soils and people and yet our government remains behind in filling urgent needs and priorities. Politicians are locked and preoccupied with future elections rather than be concerned for future generations. With the coming foreign trade missions from the US, I hope that politicians take the occasion to find ways for them to become international partners for the people, job seekers by the people and investors within the people.

    • wilFired

      They don’t have talent and managerial abilities to run a bussiness  no,but skill in corruption are their , yes …………………….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T6LZKWWWOJTNBOOZJVX4FLC5MA Marcela

    i like how the cayetano siblings reason out. sorry but i’m not impressed with santiago, not a bit, she’s full of ego. hello bong revilla, lapid, and jinggoy! what are you doing in the senate? you’re misplaced!

    • wilFired

      how about sotto(etto-plagiarism ) mas masahol pa sa lahat .bakit nakapagsenatong etong mga linta na ito .

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/T6LZKWWWOJTNBOOZJVX4FLC5MA Marcela

        oh I forgot sotto the great amalayer!

    • ohpuleeze

      You mean, you fall for their excuses and would be perfectly satisfied as long as politicians can BS their way out of things. 

    • boypalaban

      ganon pa rin yun…kahit pagbali-baligtarin ang sitwasyon…KULANG ANG PARTE NG EPAL SIBLINGS SA KURAKOT SA SENADO…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Clearly all our politicians are a bunch of useless maggots and parasites who feed on the blood and sweat of the people. While leaders of other countries are debating on laws and policies that make their country more competitive for investments, have better infrastructures, cleaner environment, and advanced educational system our dumb politicians are busy debating and fighting over who gets more budget for office supplies.

    Crocodile Enrile, mentally disturbed Santiago, the Cayetanos, the showbiz politicians, and the rest of Pinoy baboons in the congress and Senate are the type of people that make this country sink even more into deep $h1T.

    I cant really understand why our politicians are too useless to run a country. They only know how to supsup sa uten at kantot sa puwet.

    • don alto

      Sana uurin yang madumi mong bibig!! …..   BASTOS ….!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLJTDAJBXYODZXD5KAK76UT73Q Nerraw

    She donated 250,000. What about the 200 million pork, where it is?

    • boypalaban

       sablay yang plagiarist na yan….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      syempre alam mo na kung san napunta, me mga project ba siyang natapos na napakinabangan natin? Wala man lang akong nabalitaan kahit isa…

  • Mendoza_Juniors

     Why donate it if it is illegal? Bring it on.  The crusading crooks and the  harlem siblings will be exposed.

    • boypalaban

       harlem siblings…oo nga….

  • batukan

    nice parody, good for the people.  Time to check on ‘personal’ decisions of the senator that involves government money.  The divisions of the MOOE speaks of personal decisions and not an officer of the senate, enrile should be taken to task by the people through the other senators for the discrepancy, whether, it is constitutional or official in nature or truly a personal decision.

  • Markov Chain

    Giving gifts is a legal way to bribe. I love how enrile does his corrupt practices. With class. Giving gifts to people who have more than enough to ensure his position. How about donating it to foundations or charity? O, they don’t vote to keep you in that position. Lol

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    He is the present Robin hood of the senate!! you can not deny it.
    worse than a crook congressman looking for people who will side with him.
    let it go to supreme court and see how he will be judge!!!

  • bogli_anakdami

    huwaaaat???… pang-ilang “probe” na to, ha?…

    lahat nga krimenalidad dito sa flipland eh puro probe na lintek…

    hoy mga kabayang flips, meron na bang naging resulta from previous probes????

    hay naku, mga traposakals, kaming mga flips eh gung gong na, tinatanga pa ninyo ng husto…

    • don alto

      Buti inamin mong GUNGGONG ka!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

        isinasali niya lahat, di lang sarili niya…LOL…

    • bogger007

      Tanga ka kasi kung bomoto eh

    • bogli_anakdami

      tuwing eleksyon kc eh P300 – P1000 per boto + ‘sang kilong bigas + sardinas ligo ang bayaran dito sa looban…

      kaya kahit na hindi na magtulak ng kariton, meron na akong ipapalamon sa aking mga palamunins at pulubis, di ba?

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

    DONT VOTE for Jack Enrile!
    DONT VOTE for TRAPO!

    Tandaan ang UNA!

    UNA sa Kawatan!
    UNA sa Palusot!
    UNA sa Corruption!
    UNA sa Abuso!
    HULI ang Taong Bayan!

    Support Good Governance Movement!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      good government movement? Meron ba talaga non dito sa atin? Mukhang nanaginip ka ah………..

  • etomacq

    Kung hindi kaya binawasn ni Enrile ang parte ng mga nagrereklamo, sa palagay nyo ba mabubulgar yan? Kasi nga everybody is not happy.

    Ang pinaka punto dyan nag alburoto sila kasi nabawas ang parte nila. yun lang yon.

    Ang drama ni Senadora Cayetano. May donation ka pang nalalaman para lang makakuha ng simpatya sa tao. Pinalalabas nyo na inaapi kayo? Ha ha ha.. Galingan nyo pa ang drama!
    Danasin nyo rin ang mga dinaranas ng mga Congressmen na hindi kalayado ng LP, kung hindi super delayed, bawas din pork barrel nila. Wag na kayo magmalinis.. Pare parehas lang kayo! Nagrereklamo lang kayo dahil nabawasan ang parte nyo.. Nasira tuloy ang budget nyo for shopping …. He he he. 

    • boypalaban

      sablay yang plagiarist, angas triathlete na yan…di nakuntento sa suhol…lumalabas lang tuloy kung gaano kasuwapang yang magkapatid na epal na yan…

      dami nang political ads ni kups alan peter….baka kailangan ng pondo para mas lalong makakurakot…

      • marionics

        kulang pa yan tito he he

      • boypalaban

        pre musta na?

      • marionics

        ok lang naman. nagaabang ng kasiyahan ng eleksyon he he

      • boypalaban

        carnival show….

      • marionics

        mahal nga lang ang ticket he he

        musta na bente ng pares pre? lumalaksa naman siguro kasi guminaw yata diyan di ba? sarap mag mainit na sabaw pag maginaw he he

  • Rovingmoron

    Senator Enrile, I’m not siding with Senator Miriam in her tirades against you. But what I can say is that what you did was a circumvention of established laws of the land. While tens of thousands are suffering in Mindanao, your allies in the Senate are feasting on your Christmas gifts for them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

    Masyadong sakim sa pera at position ang mga p______nang mga senador lalo si Manong Juan. Matnda na sakim parin. Wala na akong tiwala sa kanila. I am waiving my rights come election time. Wala naman akong mapapakinabangan sa kanila. So, what’s the use.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      meron, iboto mo mga new comers sa senate.. para sila naman ang masilaw sa pera ni Juan….

  • http://www.facebook.com/michellgoaballa Michelle Micmic Go

    this is our topic for the cvc law school debate in ANC…

  • rjgc

    When Miriam was a student at UP, she wrote a short story that appeared in the Philippines Free Press magazine. It was a finalist in that year’s literary competition. It was called “The Bright Hope.”

    Well, Miriam, today you are our bright hope. Bring this fight to the finish. Don’t let this fight end in a beso-beso with Enrile. Make him pay for all his sins.

    • boypalaban

      kumusta naman ang stand ni miriam sa mga ibang “suhol” sa kanya ni enrile?
      kumusta siya sa pagpanig kay gloriarrovo at renato corokot?
      kumusta kredibilidad niyan?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      ngayon nga lang umalma ang kunsintidora mo… NYAHA HA HA…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    If  Senate President Enrile gave away money that he doesn’t own, then how do we call that money?

    GIFT? It’s not his personal asset.
    DONATIONS? Recipients are all millionaires and do not need it.
    BRIBE? For what?
    CAMPAIGN GIVEAWAYS FOR JACKIE ENRILE JR?  Not allowed,  early campaigning..
    PAPOGI FUND? He resigned with vote of acceptance and rejection from Senators?

    Then what?

    Senate inquiry should be conducted for sure.

    The real owner ,JUAN DELA CRUZ, has all the right to know….

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       “If  Senate President Enrile gave away money that he doesn’t own, then how do we call that money?”

      Well technically, that’s not correct.

      Its like the president being held for using funds earmarked for the office of the president’s expenditures.

  • Chris P Pnono

    anong aasahan natin sa mga tongressman at senatonges????wala wala.. kasalanan natin din ang pag boto sa kanila.panahon na mga kababayan..maging wais na sa pag boto..dapat walang mga kenkoy na artista na makapasok sa senado at kongreso….

  • mangtom

    renatoriveraCollapseMagkano ang ibinulsa mo manong?Sagut: Sa tingin ko ay yong dapat pupunta kina Santiago, magkapatid na Cayetano, Trillanes, (meron pa ba) ay pumunta sa bulsa ni Lolong Buwayang Enrile. At siyempre dinagdagan pa niya sa galing sa natitirang “realigned”, (a.k.a. -farcical) savings. Sa klase nitong “old goat” na ito, siyempre hindi niya pababayaan ang sarile niya-he played Santa Claus or callous to himself.

  • regd

    Had it ever occur to you people that JPE plan it all along? He likes to portray himself as the victim. Much like a paedophile guy who blames the children for seducing him.

  • garcia677

    The issue on the office savings must really be dug to its very core so that a defining law be set as the norm for its uniform dispensation because as we had read the past days, the employees of one agency had to refund their overpaid bonuses because their office has a bonus ceiling but to the office of the president, the supreme court, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representative its ceiling less. Also, in local gov’t units. a saving has be to pass through a legislation before it be appropriated for any legal purpose for without it the governor, the mayor or the barangay captain as the case maybe could be charge with the anti graft and corrupt practices act. So I strongly support the move of Santiago to initiate all legal options or remedies in order to reach the bottom of this controversy for a uniform usage of savings in each offices. Also. It’s rather unacceptable to be aware of a law granting special discretionary power to few officials while the majority were deprived. Law as I believe is for everyone regardless of regardless of religion, tribe and occupation in life

    • jay sean

      I work in a National Government Agency and in our office we cannot utilize savings from MOOE for paying bonuses unless we have guidelines received from the DBM.It is unfair for the Senate President to just realign the funds at his discretion. 

  • bogger007

    Mirriam is right “the amount unused (or saved) revert to the National Treasury”. It is a big amount of money being distributed to the Dogs of Manong John. Those money can be used to build school, finance purchase of equipment & medicines, build farm to market roads. Mirriam majority of the Filipino people supports you in this crusade. God Bless You.

    • boypalaban

      kumusta naman si miriam sa ibang natanggap niya mula kay enrile? bakit ngayon lang siya nagsalita?

      • marionics

        kulang nga kasi e he he

      • boypalaban

        paano kung ang natanggap niya ay Php 1,599,999.00 ?

      • marionics

        e di malamang walang palag yan he he

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

        Lahat sa taas di nag basa. ng dating news.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

        syempre, tameme na siya, kumpleto na ang busal eh….

    • Pepe Smith

      Why complain only now? Because she got the short end of the bargain? This practice has been going on for decades in both the senate and house of representatives yet she did not make any noise about it then. This only shows that she’s not complaining because it is illegal but because she did not get the same amount as the other senators did.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

        tumpak… kamo kunsintidora siya sa practice ng senado…kaya wala siyang angal noon, ngayon lang kasi di equal ang bigayan NYAHA HA… tama ang sabi ni Sen Lacson ukol sa kanya…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Ang tanong, bat narelease ang budget ng senate for 24 senators? di ba dapat 23 lang?

  • marcopolotorres

    ang mga hinayupak n senatong, popondohan ang senate office ni Pnoy taon taon e since 2010 wala na dun si Pnoy, tapos idedeclare na savings yun??? mga buawaya talaga!!!

  • cry_freedom

    I wish Enrile will finally face the Courts! It has long been overdue! And I hope this time, just this time, he runs out of luck!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      sasabihin lang ni enrile sau CATCH ME IF U CAN wahaha!

  • clark

    nagsakit sakitan na naman itong si mirriam lagi namang absent lagi katwiran maysakit,kapal…..

    • boypalaban

      konti na lang…may pasyente na naman ang saint lukes….

  • sanjuan683

    heheheheh Kahit anong sabihin nila kay Sen Meriam maaasahan pa rin siya pagdating sa ganyan situation. Itong si tandang Enrile akala mo sariling pera niya pinamimigay.  Makapal na kasi balat niya walang kahihiyan.

    • boypalaban

      alburuto sa kulang na parte sa nakaw/suhol….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      bat ngayon lang? kasi di equal ang bigayan.. pag naging equal ang bigayan, siguradong tameme rin iyan… tagal nang gawain ng senado iyang practice na iyan, ngayon lang siya magreklamo to the bones? dapat noon pa kung matuwid talaga siya…kaso hindi eh.. kumbaga, kunsintidora siya … LOL…

  • florence457

    Majority I opine even if there’ no survey. supports Sen. Santiago on her stratagem to conduct an inquiry relative to the impropriety of Enrile in using the senate’s savings fro dole out to the senators and the employees. What is involved is people’s fund so it’s everyone’s concern. Let’s support Santiago for she’s on the right track of unveiling the truth for everyone’s know how. What is happening in these gov’t offices must not be kept secret to us since the fund in questioned is ours.

    Santiago go go go, the Filipinos are with you in your crusade.

    • boypalaban

      Santiago = corona supporter
      Santiago = Gloria supporter
      Santiago = Erap supporter
      Santiago = will support any senator/senate president who can giver her the “right amount”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Ang mabuti pang gawin ni Sen. Santiago, gayahin sina Sen. Lacson at Arroyo na di tinatanggap ang kanilang pork barrel… baka sakali, me mahikayat pa siya sa mga kapwa niyang senador na huwag kunin ang pork… pangalan pa lang kasi, ang baboy na… dahil sa pork, naging BABOY karamihan sa mga ay ewan….ang hirap magsalita…

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

    DONT VOTE for Jack Enrile!
    DONT VOTE for TRAPO!

    Tandaan ang UNA!

    UNA sa Kawatan!
    UNA sa Palusot!
    UNA sa Corruption!
    UNA sa Abuso!
    HULI ang Taong Bayan!

    Support Good Governance Movement!

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    our honourables are not exactly the role model of morality, why do people continue to  vote for them must be one of life’s mysteries or anomalies! 

  • JuanTamadachi

    I hope Miriam does not stop at ” plans to probe Enrile ‘gifts’ “, and actually conducts a probe. Otherwise such plans will mean nothing more than media mileage. So get thee well maid Miriam and sock it to him.

    • boypalaban

      get well soon miriam and investigate yourself together with enrile…how you two enjoy wasting people’s money….

      • JuanTamadachi

        funny beyond hilarious. it broke me up..

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.
    — Anonymous

     

  • pipsirho

    A CLASSIC CASE of PIGS in action!! PIGS => Politicians Insatiably Gorging Slop!!! SLOP in the form of Public Funds, Power, Pork Barrel, Dirty Money, Graft, Corruption,and Influence Peddling.

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    A man who is furnished with arguments from the mint will convince
    his antagonist much sooner than one who draws them from reason and
    philosophy.
    — Joseph Addison

    • ever green

      very true…

  • Van Lyndel Tolentino

    “As a student of constitutional law, I fear that you may have been expressing a casual opinion. Hence, I take the liberty of citing certain constitutional provisions which might be of help in your written compliance on my earlier request for opinion.”

    Classic.

  • Boy_Paco

    Whatever it is, i think we have to rejoice that this is happening. I hope we can call it a JPE blunder of sort and capitalize on it to be able to cautiously cleanse the senate inch by inch starting this coming election. Let this be told to the politically ignorant and young generation to make them realize who to install in the government and build their future whereby majority of their leaders are upright and put a stop to the proliferation of evil leaders.

    We are given this chance now and again or maybe a Divine intervention, let us put this to good use and sustain it. God bless the Philippines

  • raymond

    get well soon sen.santiago…

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

    opening a can of worm leads to more opening of a lot of cans of worms…so bring them all on…. magkabukuhan na.

  • YanoSantos

    Get well soon Madam Miriam.

  • Magsasaka

    pera nga naman masakit ang loob nila dahil mas maliit ang natangap nila considering na pagkayayaman na nila ha pero naiinggit pa rin sila sa kapwa nila senatong hehehe

    • East_Crusader

      yan ay isang halimbawa ng baluktot na pag iisip

      • Magsasaka

         read between the lines hehehe

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

       hindi inggit ang tawag dun!!kundi pagiging abusado ni enrile ang issue,,,na pumili kung sinu ang pakikinabangan nya yun rin ang makakatikim ng gantimpala sa kanya,,,

      • Magsasaka

        tama ka pero given na yong pagiging waldas nila sa pera ng bayan, tingnan mo ha kung sakaling pareparehas lang sila ng natangap palagay ko hindi sila mag iingay, kahit na sabihin nating may hindi pagkakaunawaan

      • RomyLitz

        He who owns the GOLD rules..that is, Juan is too old not to master this trick against the 18 senators who metamorphosed to see nothing, talk nothing and do nothing after receiving their 1.6 million pesos equivalent to 30 pieces of silver in Judas time…

  • iping2sison

    Noong kapanahunan nina Salonga, Diokno at Saguisag walang ganyang unauthorized augmentation of MOOE budget. Kaya’t masasabi ko lang ngayon na ang mga kasalukuyang senadores ay lasing sa poder at gahaman sa impluwensa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    “It is necessary that the budgetary item that will be augmented exists.
    Savings cannot be used to fund a nonexistent program, activity, or
    project,” Santiago said, citing the Constitution. 

    I agree. That will definitely open the windows for graft and corrupt practices.

  • clark

    wag nya lang gamitin ang pera ng senado para pambayad sa bill nya sa hospital.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QVU7O6IETKFSB7PGX53BK3XIVI Allan

    If Sen.Santiago is correct then it only show that Sen. Enrile is not concern about the welfare of the every Filipino, why? here’s why ““The consensus among the budget authorities in our country is that in the absence of any request for augmentation, none should be given,” she said, noting that no senator had made a request for additional funds to cover office expenses.
    Santiago said the exercise of the power to realign should not be tainted by grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction.” He disposed it according to his will in order to advance his political ambition at the expense of People’s money, you do not own that Sen Enrile.

  • Emilio

    These intramurals in the senate shows that enrile is a poor senate president, and cannot lead.
    This issue is hugging the front pages of the news daily, and there is no end in sight. There was recently a mock vote of confidence in the senate, but that act does not solve this problem. What enrile should have done was to resign and vacate, and not do the mcarthur(I shall return) thing.
    Because he has lost credibility, these tirades and accusations against him will not stop, at the embarrassment of the Filipinos. Shame on him for not resigning.
    Pnoy should do something about this senile old man who thinks he is a victim of martial law.

  • Yobhtron

    Talagang mega corrupt to the bone ang matandang kupal na Enrile.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

    What the COA should focus on now is Senators Ping Lacson’s allegation that Miriam’s household help and her grocery allowances all come from the Senate. Worse, Miriam is said to be paying for the rent of her satellite office, with is housed in her own building. Santa Banana, that could result in plunder!

    • frudo

      ilan na ba ang mga issue na pinasabog ni Lacson tanong may nangyari ba sa mga yun diba imbistigasyon kuno lang habang mainit sa medya after nun may nakulong ba di ba or nanagot ba? WALA 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

    What the COA should focus on now is Senators Ping Lacson’s allegation that Miriam’s household help and her grocery allowances all come from the Senate. Worse, Miriam is said to be paying for the rent of her satellite office, with is housed in her own building. Santa Banana, that could result in plunder!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      toink

    • paulo2012

      come on… diversionary tactic ng attack dog ni enrile during martial law para malayo ang issue kay JPE…. mag-isip ka naman…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

       naniwala nmn hau ky aw,aw aw,ping,,,pag sarili mo bang building di ka na magbabayad???family property yun,,naka inventory lht,,,kasama sa budget ng bawat isang senador  upa,,natural magbabayad ka pa rn,,,cguro kung my building din c lacson baka triple pa upa nya,,,khit pa ilista lht ni miriam expenses nya kung bawas nmn sa sweldo nya so what’s the fuse??magkano lng nmn sahod ng k2long????moronic talaga to c lacson,,,alyas taguan ping,,,

      • sanantonio_888

        it is a conflict of interest and delicadeza..sahod ng mga kasambahay senado nagbabayadl???inupahan mo pa sarili mo ng bahay???

  • manual47

    This chaos in the senate would have been avoided if JPE used a little bit of discretion.  What was Enrile thinking handing that amount of taxpayers money without even considering that it may create a conflict among these…..”crocodiles”….roaming the senate.  JPE now really opened the door for the filipinos to see of what kind of people running the senate.  Not that filipinos did not know it already.  Low and behold, as I have predicted just after JPE announced this bad decision, in-fighting begun to emerge among these senators.  I thought Enrile lost his logical decision making when he announced this generous gifts.  But then, Enrile being Enrile, he probably thought that, since he regards himself as being master manipulator, he could get away with this manipulation and from this unjustified decision he made.   Well, the result was worse that I have expected.   Its just started of a bigger problem now for JPE.  Looks like this may be a case that may really put JPE infront of the public scrutiny.  Enrile may have dodged some of his critics in the pass, but this one (money gifts) is really serious.  And to these senators whom we have not heard from any of them except Santiago and Lacson, may be looking at the ceiling or were probably now having a second thought of what to do with the gifts from Enrile.  I can see now they are shaking their heads and asking……..”to return or not to return”.  Election is just around the corner.  For these senators without thinking before they accepted the gifts, they really put themselves on a very questionable motives.  JPE may have dared Santiago to go ahead make a case of this gifts, but that for sure is what going to happen.  Someone must and should question this unjustified waste of taxpayers money.   Senator Santiago may have done and may have had some issues that people may have not agreed with, but I give her credit for having the guts to go after this old geezer.  It is about time that JPE be accountable to the wrong doing that he has done…..to the country and to people that he sweared to serve.

  • kismaytami

    The senate drama is no stranger in PH society. Politicians buy the confidence of their constituents in cash or in kind. The constituents, due to urgent need or simply greed just grab what was thrown to them. Some got much, others got less. Those who got much shut their mouth and do thumbs up, while those who got less complained and cried like hungry babies. Hopeless Philippines.

  • ben311

    si enrile kaya marami ng na ipon na pwede na mag retire ?

  • ben311

    where done with gma, corona and then now jpe, wow! let’s see how the great strategist get out of this one.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3B5B7CAS25M3OSQSEBXPKDEIU zafirol

      Abangan ang susunod the kabanata.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BQ3ZZ7UKLRGHXAV7LMDSXWM5IQ Nong

    bakit meroon savings and mga governmtnt agencies?

    1. tama lang ang budgeting for the year.. kaya lang, mas magaling sa cost control o cost reduction ang naturang agency?

    2. intentional ba na overstated ang budget para magkaroon ng savings sa year-end? parang natulog sa pansitan ang budget review commitee a? o me hocus pukos
     
    3. lahat ba na agency e savings? gaano kalaki ang savings when compared to the actual expenditures?

     4. ano ang gastos para ma re-align ang savings? kanino napunta?

    5. Noong sumunod na budget hearing…na consider ba ang efficiciency or overstatement ng previous budget?

    6. May award ba ang me malaking savings tru efficieny or me penalty for the apparent overstatement of the previous budget.

    seguro maganda tingnan ang budget process.. effedtive ba o kayang palusutan…

    baka nakabudget na ang 11, 12, 13 th month pay plus chirmas bonus pero tulo laway pa sa nakaabang na savings…

    kaya pala pila balde ka sa mga government agencies pag me transaction ka kasi walang tao aasikaso sa iyo…para ang savings sa unfilled position…maging savings at ma distibute na bonus

  • frudo

    pag malapit na eleksyon nagkakaganyan sila… alisin n mga senador sana tutal may congress naman ano ba silbi nila kungdi mag aksaya ng pera ng bayan. maging Parliament nalang sana tayo damng pinasusuweldo ng mga mahihirap na PInoy na wla nman mga silbi.

  • kontra_boohaya

    Please do it sooner than later.  For all we know, this probe might open a can of worms, especially on how the senators “spend” the government’s money.  And may I suggest to go beyond the “paper shuffle”  probe.  Cross check the actual specs, i.e. depth of the cement, width of the roads, the whole nine yards, of the projects “funded” by sens. por siento with whatever paperwork submitted by the “contractors”.  And don’t forget to dig deeper on the “projects”  like who really owns the construction companies.  Ms. Defensor, I’m sure you are not that naive.  Wag na po tayong magbolahan at ilatag na ninyo ang mga tunay na dorobong magnanakaw!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    If Enrile just gave all the senators the same amount, even if it were in the form of a “Christmas bonus” or “additional MOOE,” no one would have cried foul, no matter how unethical it would look like to the public. JPE brought about this problem to himself.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Mga tuta ni Enrile, sugod na sa Inquirer comments section! Dali!

  • Paliwaweng

    Enrile’s handiwork is a mockery.
    He publicly announced to have given 1.6 million pesos to the so called ‘nice’ senators.
    How a man sworn to serve the people as a government servant, can just allocate money from the taxpayers for personal reasons is punishable. It is stealing.
    He should be penalized.
    Forget his ‘nice’ colleagues in the senate, they will protect him naturally, we had to rally to any move to make him pay for his personal aggrandizement.

  • Paliwaweng

    Some contributors here are resorting to personalities. Argumentum ad hominem.
     Let us talk on the issues raised by Miriam, if they are with or without basis.
    Let us wait to file her case and let the court of law decide.
    Raising arguments on a personal life of a person is a sign of immaturity on the freedom of free speech. It is an old tactics used a couple of decades ago, but amazingly, still being practiced by most of us.
    Let us learn to use the real meaning of freedom.

  • wgd82

    “I humbly ask, why was I excluded? I do not know the reason why. Am I being penalized for speaking my mind and for pushing for legislation that is contrary to the views of the Senate leadership?
    Shouldn’t you be asking, why are we distributing the people’s money to ourselves???? Nagrereact lang ung mga lugi sa hatian… bakit yung mga malalaki nakuha dyan ayaw magsalita???

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

       well, they can have a full investigation about this issue but the thing is that sila din yong boboto kung tama ba o mali ang ginawa nitong JPE. only four of them would surely approved that motion but all those magagaling na senators who received 1.6M will surely not go for it. JPE pa rin itong mga ito just like what happened when JPE resigned as senate president. walang patutunguhan ito. one thing sure is that JPE political career is done because of this issue  and it will be very difficult for his son to recover.  SAYANG maganda na sana,   . . . .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Ay Naku,Manong Johnny,Bakit po ba nagawa nyo pang mamud-mod ng pera? Yan tuloy,napasama pa ang pagkatao nyo.MALAKING ISSUE pa!…Hmm,wrong move! Tao talaga,kapag pera ang pinag-usapan “Walang kapatid…walang kapamilya or ka-puso!”

    • RomyLitz

      Like he said he is too old to be threatened. He knows , that is, under the rule of greed and avarice culture, money or gold, since Judas time, still the antidote to those both corrupt and the elites! He knows , he who owns the gold, rules…that is what he means he is not afraid,,,he is too old for this kind of fight..the 18 senators proved that he was RIGHT !! they are now as silent as the LAMB..

  • malek_abdul

    Pag konti lang kasi ang laman ng bibig pwede pa magsalita at magreklamo pero kung
    punung-puno ang bibig hindi magawang magreklamo. Ganyan ang sitwasyon
    ngayon sa senado. Hindi na sila nahiya…pinag-aawayan nila ang perang
    galing sa buwis ng ordinaryong Pinoy. Mga pork barrel nila hindi natin
    alam kung saan nila ginamit o kung ibinulsa na lang nila. Sarap talaga
    maging senador ng Pilipinas!

  • RomyLitz

    Sen. Miriam,

    You are in a great fight where you really belong. Unlike Atong’s case, you are now barking at the right tree and aiming your sharp arrows where the targets are. They are now cringuing in fear, Juan, of course, included, You and your big mouth is too big for Juan to handle since the decibels resonates to the entire nation and that will surely awaken the innocent and gullible ones, specially Mr. Sotto, the famous plagiarist ! Go Miriam GO your fight against the avarice and greed in the Senate has just begun…!

  • bahaykubo1015

    “Sen. Pia Cayetano on Tuesday said that she would donate the P250,000 cash gift to the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) programs for abandoned and homeless”

    Kunti lang kasi at nagkabukuhan na kaya idodonate na lang nya…. question of honor according to her.  My question is: Kung ang natanggap kaya nya ay 1.6 millions, mag-iingay kaya siya???
    Must less donate the amount???

    PARA BANG: SA INYO NA LANG YAN? KUNTI LANG KASI……………sanay ako sa mas malaking pera….

    We ordinary Filipino can’t help but think;  DI BA PARE-PAREHO LANG SILA??

  • whyinthisworld

    If enrile really cares for the filipino people and respect the laws which he suppose to do, then the first thing he should think to do is donate that money for the needy ie victims of calamity etc., save that money for the future expenditures of the senate or return that saved money to the capers of the government. But nonetheless, this evil senator has nothing to do but to make evil in the senate. He distributed peoples money as payment or bribe in exchange for the support of his cohorts in the senate so he will be kept in power as senate president. He is highly hypocrite, fool people all the time and use his legal reasoning for his own protection and selfish interest. I hope he’ll be out immediately.

  • Pitbulldog

    If you cannot kick him, why not just impeach him?  Para may zarzuela na naman mga tagahanga ni P-noy…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

      hoy ugok! hindi impeachable govt official ang senador!!!

      • Pitbulldog

        A ganon ba?  I am Soros…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYOOV4G4NWE3DFFO5ZFW4DQE7Y Woo Hoo

      iho, miriam voted “NO” sa impeachment ni corona.

      hihirit lang, mali pa. READ more, post less.

      • Pitbulldog

        Engot, este iha, si Enrile p;inai-impeach ko, di si Mirriam.

  • Chester Goking

    why do these senators get such things in the first place? is this some sort of xmas bonus? if that’s the case, it’s not acceptable. not unless it came from enrile’s pocket. 

    most people walang bonus na makukuha, tapos ginamit pa yung tax ng nila para mabigyan ng xmas bonus. (if these are not taken from people’s taxes, then my bad … my mistake)these politicans are all rich, why bother giving them these checks? geez.@bahaykubo1015 has a point hahaha

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    Figurative or representational status lang ba being Senators dahil may mga ‘Office Staff’ pa rin sila pinapasweldo dahil ang expenses ay galing  pa rin sa tax payers??? Kung kumuha ang mga Senators ng employees nya to do the paper works di ba dapat lang sariling pera ng Senator(s) ang gamitin hindi ang taxpayers money??? Ano ba silbi nya di naman sya ang may gawa ng work nya kundi staff nya?

    An employee who employs employees to do his job and the Company shoulders all the expenses…Good monkey business!

    • eyeshield

      di naman po cgro..di po ako expert sa batas pero parang sa isang company po..may manager natural po may mga staff secretary, office boy o ano ano pa..kasi di naman po nila makaya (senators, manager) lahat ng work tulad ng pagxerox, pagtimpla ng kape o ano ano pang mga gawain na maliliit nlng. ang ipinambabayad po sa mga staff na un natural po ung kinikita ng company o ung tax po natin. opinion lang po ang sakin sir. 

    • ApoLapullapu

      The other employees are part of the Table of Organization.

  • dikoy321

    Right arguments Sen Pia Cayetano !

    Good job Sen Miriam Santiago !  Put Enrile on the pillory and castigate this CORRUPT JPE !

    Even if the amount is only P100, it’s still people’s TAX money  and ought to be returned to the National Treasury !

    Forward Philippines !!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWG7TEQM42UB2OFYCCB3DF4X7I Mat

      Naku tumanggap din yan si Miriam Santiago ng 600,000 last November at nung mga nakaraang taon, pero ang pinupuntirya nya ang 1.6 M last December.  Pareparehas lang yan sila. Pero salamat pa rin kay Miriam kasi inilibas nya ang kabulukan ng Senado kahit isa rin sya sa mga umaalingasaw.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=808640523 Tommy Camoro Baguley

      right …..u have no idea how much tax i am paying without making money at all….thank you for sharing my grievances….1day….1day…all dis “alimango”brain will go down with their own wrath….( not God’s wrath)

    • ApoLapullapu

      Then Miriam, Pia, Alan and the others must return what the received in previous years. Is that what you mean?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LUHEGTEQVPMLUVGCH64YGZ5QJM Jury

    SINO KAYA ANG UNANG MAMBABATAS, SENADOR MAN O KONGRESMAN, NA MAGSUSUMITE NG PANUKALANG BATAS NA MAGPAPARUSA SA PAMIMIGAY NG PERA NG BAYAN SA KAPWA MAMBABATAS???? IBOBOTO KO..

    KAYO, ANONG PAMANTAYAN NYO SA PAGPILI NG SENADOR SA DARATING NA HALALAN?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Bakit ngayon Lang? Ang tagal nyo na diyan! Ilang taon na kayong tumatanggap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FOPMU3EOVKFANYIWAADV7EZAXU Divina Wind

    Mirriam Santiago, be very careful when you are probing Enrile-kasi he is very clever at twisting our constitutional laws at madami na siyang pinapatay- including the loved ones of his enemies. That guy is a very cold-blooded, bloodthirsty Mafiosi.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWG7TEQM42UB2OFYCCB3DF4X7I Mat

      Naku tumanggap din yan si Miriam Santiago ng 600,000 last November at nung mga nakaraang taon, pero ang pinupuntirya nya ang 1.6 M last December.  Pareparehas lang yan sila. Pero salamat pa rin kay Miriam kasi inilibas nya ang kabulukan ng Senado kahit isa rin sya sa mga umaalingasaw.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWG7TEQM42UB2OFYCCB3DF4X7I Mat

    the question is:

    1) how true is it what Enrile said that your office (of Ms. Pia Cayetano) has been following up the second tranche of the 600,000 that your office received last November?
    2) why is it that you are donating only the Php 250,000  received last December, and not the 600,000 of last November?
    3) Why drag the RH law and Sin tax issue in the picture, while you were receiving something in the senate at least last November and the previous years, as it is a tradition in the Senate, affirmed not only by Enrile, but also by  some other two past senate presidents ?  Remember there were those who who voted in favor of the RH law who also received 1.6 million last December.

    If you cannot give a categorical explanation to these questions, what you say does not hold water at all!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=808640523 Tommy Camoro Baguley

      F dis s all true….where r da money comes from? zoo unrealistic when 95% of filipinos are hungry….goose bumps…..

      • tilamsik

         they wont care if their voters die in poverty and hunger…  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

      Are you confirming the fact that the passing of the then RH Bill was internationally funded? That the audit trail will end in the gate of the Gates Foundation?

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, Erap para sa Corrupt, VP Jejomar Binay, Ex-Gov. Gwen Garcia, … isama na din itong mga puIpoI na ito:  Lito Lapid, Bong Revilla, Tito Sotto, Jinggoy Estrada… gusto ko happy kayo, here is  P200,000,000.00 for each of you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

    The concerned Senators, like pigs, are wallowing now in mud. There misbehavior only magnifies the fact that we were stupid in electing them into office. We will reach the height of stupidity once we elect their children, siblings or spouses this coming May elections.

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

     nakakahiya si enrile !!!!!!!!!!  grabe pati patay isinali sa usapan
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!..PLEASE MGA KABAYAN !! NO TO ENRILE, NO TO ERAP. NO TO
    BINAY……!!!!!!!!!!

    • humberto45

      AND NO TO UNA!

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

        Yes to KAWATANS AND BUWAYAS of LP?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

    “Too late the hero”, Madame Miriam. After so many years enjoying the bounty of thieves now you ride into town on a white horse widely announcing yourself as the country’s Redeemer and expect people to sing Alleluias to you?

    • ApoLapullapu

      A black knight riding on a white horse?

  • tilamsik

    btw, after the impeachment… may naging kaso ba si corona?  will he return his ill-gotten wealth daw?  pano magtatanda ang mga mandarambong sa gobyerno e ang mga pilipino makita lang na umiiyak pinapatawad na

  • tilamsik

    kaya walang takot na maging ganyan ang gawin ng mga yan kasi konting drama lang.. limot na kaso nila.. naaawa pa sa kanila…  bitayin kaya ang mga magnanakaw parang sa china… ang problema lang.. baka walang matira sa gobyerno hahahha

  • goodiepakyutsie

    this is a comment for the photo (the impeachment book). 

    ano’ng impeachment impeachment? it is vastly unfair to the filipino people that Enrile will act stupidly enough just right after the senate exuded an image of Reasonableness. binura lang ni enrile kung ano mang respeto nagkaron ang senado that time. 

    Renato Corona either must be having his blood boiling with anger or feeling vastly amused at this turn of events. 

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

    SA DAMI NG TAMBAY SA PILIPINAS AT WALANG MAKAIN ITO MGA UNGGOY NA ITO PINAG HAHATIAN ANG KABAN NG BAYAN BUTI PA YUNG KAPIT BAHAY NAMIN TIGA SAUDI PAG MAG BAKASYON SA PINAS NAG PAPAKAIN SA MGA KUMAKALAM ANG TIYAN KAHIT LUGAW LANG MASAYA NA MGA BATA GUTOM TAGAL NG SENADOR NG MGA ITO MARAMI PARIN GUTOM!! YAN NA TITIPID NA YAN NG SENADO MAG FEEDING PROGRAM ANG GOBYERNO KAY SA MAPUNTA SA BULSA NG IILANG BUWAYA SA SENADO!

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

    ENRILE MATAKAW NA SENADOR KAYA MARAMING PILIPINO TAMBAY AT WALA HANAP BUHAY GUTOM!! MAS GUGUSTUHIN PA NG PINOY MAG TRABAHO SA ALGERIA AT SALUBUNGIN ANG BOMBA KAY SA MAMATAY KA SA GUTOM SA PILIPINAS WALA AASAHAN SA GOBYERNO PURO MAG NANAKAW!!

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Sige (Ate) Miriam, bilisan mo bago ka umalis patungong Europa! At nang sa gayon ay mawala na ang favoritism sa senado at pati na sa congreso. 

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Uso pa rin kay manong ang “dagdag-bawas” kaya may bawas doon sa tumanggap lang ng 250,000 pesos. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Umaalingasaw ang amoy lupa galing kay Enrile! Pwe!

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

    ay naku dpat patalsik na yan ng di na magamit pa ang napakalaking pondo ng senado sa pangpersonal na pangangailangan ni manong enrile lalo nat mageeleksyon tsk..tsk…

  • Taiko_Kauna

    sampahan mo na ng demanda madam, at least may nagawa ka namang matino na ikakatuwa ng bayan

  • joeybg

    Ang kapal ng mga mukha…… mga kawatan sa gobyerno…… parang si Paquiao na namigay ng regalo sa mga mayayaman kaya naKarma tuloy sa huling laban niya.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    If you don’t go all the way with Pimp Johnny, you will get P250K only.

    • buttones

      Well I for one have no intention of ‘going all the way’ with Johnny thank you very much, not even for 250k peso, 250 trillion peso maybe, and that’s only a maybe…..

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    ang demanda ni miriam laban kay johnny/gigi ay dapat sundan at isulong ng mga militante. gets nyo? bayan, bayan muna, kmu at mga komunista.

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

    PASIKAT na naman itong si Pia Cayetano, kung hindi NABUKING, hindi binigay ang pera kay Dinky Doo Soliman.

    Let these CROCS in the senate eliminate each other so Pinas will have less KAWATANS in our govt left.

  • JustWords811

    sometimes you have to give miriam the benefit of the doubt. she speaks sense in this issue. whether anything long lasting will come out of this is another matter and hindi lang dapat siya kundi lahat ang dapat magsulong.

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

    On Pia Cayetano turning over 250K to DSWD: BAKIT NGAYON KA LANG?

  • buttones

    Who on earth is going to read this book on the Senate trial of Corona? It’s a private publication anyway, anybody can have his book published if he has the cash, even I could commission a tome of 900 pages on “Why I like My Cat’’ – it means nothing at all other than a boost to the ego- “OMG I’ve been published!” Of course you have buttones, you paid for it; what do you expect?….. Doh!

  • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

    @file a case in the supreme court. what guarantee can he give that he won’t influence the thieves in robe..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZBQABEZDMNJ4ZRMG6MEPYGYDPU FELICIANO

    I do not understand why sen. enrile has to bring out the loan to the father of sen. allan peter cayetano when it was out of the question raised by the latter. Very childish act by Sen. Enrile; he was outwitted and badly beaten by the young senator. Its time for you to retire.

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

      He even exposed the state’s confidential issues to justify himself against Sen. Trillanes during the heights of Philippine-China Standoff…

      • dfirst

        tama! ..basta lang my magamit n rason  laban s kapwa kahit sekrito, isinisiwalat.

    • tireman011004

      Akala nya na bili na nya ang mga Cayetano.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmartin.adam James Martin Adam

    isa lang ang simula ng lahat ng ito…Its all about a money money……nalamangan lang sa bigayan naglabasan na ng baho!!!  Its not about a tag price..its all about money, money…MOOE MoOE…binibigyan lang nila ng kahigiyan ang mga sarili nila..And please kabastusan ang pumatol sa matanda!!!! Where is the respect and courtesy na sinasabi ninyo!!!! 

    • dfirst

      james, ‘ung matanda n sinasabi mo ay wala palang silbi, kasi ‘ung trabaho nya ang gumagawa ang sexy staff nya.. paki sabi nalang mag resign n sya..

      • ApoLapullapu

        Sexy pa ba si Gigi sa tingin mo?  Maganda pero hindi na sexy.

    • tireman011004

      eh kung bastus yung matanda, tatahimik ka na lang ba kahit na pati yung tatay mong namatay na ay dinadamay pa?

  • jbrand

    37 MILLION … WOW, ENRILE MUST HAVE SO MUCH DOUGH TO LEND 37 MILLION AND NOT ASK FOR IT BACK , IT”S MORE CORRUPT IN THE PHILLIPPINES!!!!

    • tireman011004

      The 37 million was probably a small price for what he hoped would serve as “shut up” money. Sabi nga ni Alan Cayetano, kumita naman kayo at pinagsilbihan kayo ng mabuti, referring to the law office the late Sen. Rene Cayetano and JPE put up together.  Unfortunately the slavemaster will never see a debt of gratitude to be paid up.
      It would not surpirse me if he has more papers in his files to prove how he paid or bought his other colleagues in the senate to shut up and let him do as he pleases.  The day they cross him, he will bring it out and wave it to them to say… “I bought you…..”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    POWER TRIPPING Kirida, this Reyes.

  • simondj

    Dapat siguro imungkahi  natin sa senado iyong mga kulilat sa election (8 to 10 slots) hindi pwede maging senate president. To reflect the sentiment of the people. The point is, kaya ayaw ng taong bayan diyan kasi at malamang korapt o may atraso sa taong bayan.  Malamang din ang slot 8 to 12 ay bunga lang ng DAGDAG BAWAS, ika nga nila ay PALUSOT, so bakit gagawin ninyong senate president.

    • ApoLapullapu

      The Senators know better than the people who deserves to be Senate President.  Certainly a daldalera cannot be Senate President because the other peers are already turned off.

  • WAJ

    Why Enrile giving the Senators Christmas gifts? I will provide him my BDO accounts, maybe he will give some money too… 

  • ApoLapullapu

    Santiago should also open her records on how she spent her additional MOOE in previous years.  She must also explain why the amount she returned to the Office of the Senate President was reportedly in a form of a personal check.  She must tell the people whether or  not she had already deposited the Check issued by the Office of the Senate President in her own personal account.

  • ApoLapullapu

    This is a blessing in disguise for the Filipino people.  Now crusading crooks could be unmasked.

  • 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. 

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    “The Chicago Tribune reported 15
    years ago that Enrile’s wife Cristina walked out on him in January 1998 
    after charging adultery.  The Tribune also reported that the “other woman
    “ was Gigi Gonzales-Reyes, Enrile’s chief of staff,  about 30  years
    his junior.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

       What is more to add? The accused is found guilty your honor.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

     4x coup attempt against CORY
    Aug 28,1987 rebellion

    Juan Ponce Enrile charged with involvement in the bloody military rebellion on  Aug 28,1987  that left at least nine people dead.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Meron ata deduction ang mga Cayetano sa utang ng tatay nila ki Manog Enrile. Kawawa sa mentality ng Enrile na yan. He is starting to show his colors. Pweee!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2Q3IQ2XWKE7HO52ZCMZQTEI4AM Rocket Man

    Why did Enrile brought up the debt of a dead Senator? This idiot is losing it. Why is he still the Senate President?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2Q3IQ2XWKE7HO52ZCMZQTEI4AM Rocket Man

    Bottom line s this: these senator are self serving arrogant who do not care bout the country and those who need te help!

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