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Aquino reiterates support for Ochoa despite Quezon shooting controversy

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Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa

ZURICH—President Aquino sees no reason to doubt Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, the administration’s anticrime czar whose name has been dragged into the police killing of 13 alleged criminals in Atimonan, Quezon, on Jan. 6.

Ochoa is the chairman of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), to which the police plan to arrest the alleged criminals was submitted in November for approval.

Ochoa has denied approving the plan.

“Why am I not going to be satisfied? [W]hat is the role of the PAOCC? They are not the operating arm. They just help fund, for instance, intelligence [gathering],” Mr. Aquino said when asked here whether he still had confidence in Ochoa after the disclosure that the PAOCC provided partial funding for “Coplan Armado,” the police operation to arrest alleged illegal gambling lord Victor Siman.

Siman was killed at a joint police-military checkpoint along Maharlika Highway in Atimonan in a supposed shootout with local and regional police.

But 12 other people were also killed in what Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, leading the government’s investigation of the incident, described as “definitely not a shootout.”

Mr. Aquino said he had discussions with the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo about illegal gambling before the latter died in a plane crash in August last year.

Robredo, he said, had drawn up a comprehensive plan for combatting illegal gambling, including the fronts for the state-sponsored Small-Town Lottery.

That plan cannot be found, Mr. Aquino said.

“I’m not sure if he wrote it down for operations and security purposes,” he said.

Without that plan, the PAOCC has been tasked to study how to eradicate illegal gambling and “pick up [from] where Secretary Robredo left off,” Mr. Aquino said.

The President said funding assistance was requested for Coplan Armado, but the operation was disapproved.

“Now I hope we don’t get carried away by talk from people who have to answer for this mess but are citing irrelevant matters to confuse us and buy time,” Mr. Aquino said.

Ochoa may have secret enemies who are trying to drag him into the Atimonan mess, the President said.

Originally posted: 4:25 pm | Sunday, January 27th, 2013


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

    According to a famous seer Atienza (who had predicted the downfall of Erap), the downfall of Pnoy will be this year and the main cause of this is the in fighting within his peers and the early signs are the Antimonan shooting (from legitimate to rub out) and lately the Senate squabble. corruption within his KKK tainted his seriousness  in tuwid na daan.

    • sacrebleau

       Famous seer? Isa kang mangmang.

  • doublecross

    alisin na yan….binababoy niya ang leadership mo!

  • dodong1

    ochoa nanaman?? di ba nasangkot na yan nun ng ibang anomayla,,,hindi pa ba natuto itong is Pnoy…kasama kasi yata ito sa KKK….

  • sacrebleau

    The President is doing a good job. Obviously, he doesn’t think much of tsismis.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Dati i’m not in favor of Ochoa.Maski ano na kina sangkutan ng taong ito,basta siya ang maka walis sa mga Jueteng Lord and other Lords of Organized Crime,side ako sa kanya.Shootout or not,basta positively identified stubborn crook,find your hole to hide or remain silent forever.
    To be honest,wala na ring kong naririnig kay Mr. Palengke about his stance on Jueteng which is one among the root cause of Corruption.Ewan kung sadyang paos siya or just busy on something else.

    • boldyak

      kaya magulo ang pinas dahil sa mga pag-iisip na tulad nyo, ginagawang justified ang paglabag sa batas….we are doomed.. can i murder a criminal?..as per your line of thought, I can….is it good for the country?…

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

    01. I gotta a feeling, that PNoy will eventually regret trusting Ochoa unconditionally.

    02. I gotta a feeling, that public scrutiny will shift to the executive after the senate row dies down.

    03. I gotta a feeling, that FOI bill will not be certified as urgent by PNoy.

    04. I gotta a feeling, someone in opposition will challenge PNoy to a third-party private auditor.

    05. I gotta a feeling, if ever PNoy will fall it will be because of his friends.

    06. I gotta a feeling, that Bong Naguiat is the easiest way to get at the president.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3VXUWOGAA2TGEISTZWRNVGJVZ4 nrcarcht

       Yes you are correct to all of your WRONG conclusion. .

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

        Paquito, sobrang obvious ka naman. Lasheng ka na naman ano! Kamusta nga pala sabi ng kulasisi na binabahay mo sa Acropolis. Yung isang nasa Wack-Wack, mukhang may ibang lalake na. Tagal mo na kasing hindi dinadalaw mula nung Atimonan. Ikaw rin.

      • batangpaslit

        detective ka rin pala…hehehe

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

        masyado na kasi si Paquito eh. harap-harapan niloloko si PNoy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    Sino ba ang namatay sa Atimonan, sila ba ay sangkot sa illigal na gawain? kung hinuli sila na buhay ewan ko lang kung sila ay naka kulong ngayon. Sa kalakaran ngayon laluna sa pulitika, either may nagawa kang matino o kawalang hiyaan lagi may puna o pag batikos. kaya gumawa ka na lagi ng tama at tatamaan sila.

    • boldyak

      ang dapat mo lang gawin, wag mo gawing tama ang mali, kasimple lang…pag ginawa mo na tama ang mali, nalilito ka na…hahaha

      • batangpaslit

        Tsong, naboldyak ang nang boldyak ng bayan:

        Economic Saboteurs
        Gun for hire
        Collector ng tax parsa sa NPA
        Pulis/Sundalo na bantay ng mga economic saboteurs

        Nasibak sila sa Atimonan ng bala ni Col Maratrat ang nga kanyang tauhan

    • batangpaslit

      agree…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtpenton Musta Na Mo

    ito ba yung issue na binigyan ng military honor ang mga drug lords at jueteng lords tapos tinutugis ang makapatay sa kanila?tama ng ang DOT it’s more fun in the Philippines…

    • boldyak

      ang tumugis ay protector ng isang jueteng lord, pinatay lang ang kalaban, hindi mo pa ba nakikita?…ang pumatay sa 13, galingt na mismo sa president mo, hindi operating arm, inteligence agent…hindi mo pa ba nahalata?..o nagbubulagbulagan ka lang dahil sa ina-idol mo…ang mali wag nyo gawing tama…maliwanag yan..

    • batangpaslit

      baliktad nga eh

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ULJS34FQ24PGB7HI5OO4QOJ65A Spy to

    ngayun naman sana sa side ni marantan ang paglahuin ..lol… para patas naman ang bawas ang mga kuruptos magnos sa side ni ating ohoa at manay marky e palengkera!!! hahaha

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

    Why there is a flip flopping decision by the palace about the Antimonan shooting ? Legitimate  operation was their announcement a day after the shooting. it was change to a rub out, as Ochoa did not approved the operation. Vic Siman as a jueteng lord and lord of the gold has in his group police and military bodyguards, plus his cars have the PNPA plate and Seal of the President. which is the lesser evil of the two ? the police ambushers or the influential jueteng lord ?

    • batangpaslit

      if you are calling for a vote, i’ll cast my lot to the group of Col Maratrat for their decisive action.
      kung ang grupo nina Jueteng Lord are likewise gun-for-hire elements, i deem their destruction is good for the Filipino people.
      economic saboteurs like Siman and his ilk are being reduced

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

        According to the palace, the lesser evil is Vic Siman’s group whose cars have PNPA plate & SEAL of the PRESIDENT of the PHILIPPINES.

  • Albert Einstien

    HUWAD naDAAN nga ano pa aasahan natin…..kung si gma yan demonyo agad tiningin nya kahit wala witness o chismis lang… ns BARTOLINA na agad cya saka na lang cya papalayain pag yun KORTE na nagsabi na WALA naman kaso o crimen na ginawa…….KKK ayos ka ANGHEL na anghel ka……..lol

    kahit kelan HINDI pwede magalit si pnoy ke OCHOA….marami alam si ochoa lawyer ata yan…..lol

  • ben311

    sige na nga! ganoon ka din dati ka puno.

  • superpilipinas

    Exactly the reason why PNoy is weak. Favoritism.

    He sets this example, so his subordinates will do the same.

    People have their positions not based on merit.

    This is why our government and its agencies are still so bad.

    • blunderact

      bad? look at the economy.

      • boldyak

        yeah thanks to OFW’s for the economy, no thanks to the government….wake-up!!

    • speaksoftlylove

      Well the good thing is, there are only three top brasses in the administration’s hierarchy who might have approved the Coplan Armado operation and these are either PNoy, Roxas, or Ochoa. Now, that PNoy believes and in fact, absolved Ochoa of any responsibility, the number of suspects in the eyes of the people is diminished. Clueless as PNoy may or may not be, he just simplified the guessing game as to who was responsible between him and Roxas. If he is not clueless of what he is doing, PNoy knows that it is Mar Roxas himself who should take full responsibility of this mess. Way to go PNoy.

      • batangpaslit

        tanong, Bro:
        do you have an idea which camp supplied the Presidential Seal to one of the SUV used by the Jueteng Lord?
        bakit wala pang news report kung kanino na register ang sasakyan na naratrat ni Col Maratrat?

      • speaksoftlylove

        Well. you can start asking the LTO head and another KKK Virginia Torres. Kaya lang suntok sa buwan kung makakakuha ka ng information sa kanya.

  • Mang_Ben

    Last paragraph:
    ” … Justice Secretary Leila de Limo … ” ???

  • where_I_stand

    Well, what do you expect from BS Aquino when it comes to the notorious KKK?

    Jojo, despite being almost always not sober, is still the best of friends of BS Aquino. Who can touch the untouchables?

  • speaksoftlylove

    Nagiyakan na naman dito ang mga followers ng Balay factions ni Mar Roxas while the rest are watching with humorous anecdotes of their  folly. This is clearly a power struggle between the Balay faction of Roxas and Samar faction of Ochoa inside the palace. One thing is clear, if PNoy does not believe that Ochoa approved the Coplan Armado operation which culminated into the massacre of it’s victims then the obvious conclusion is: Mar Roxas approved it. There is no in between otherwise if there is, then PNoy himself must have approved it. The bottom line is, it’s all the administration’s fault and you are free to chose as to “where shall the buck stops.”

    • batangpaslit

      during the campaign trail, when it was bruited that Mar would be junked in favour of JoJo, Abad, the CGM, refused to believe it
      wala daw junking
      they witheld the info to the mother of Mar
      nang natapos ang election, someone contacted me na all along tama daw pala ako
      sagot ko: am not interested anymore to pursue the matter

  • where_I_stand

    “Ochoa may have secret enemies who are trying to drag him into the Atimonan mess, the President said.”

    Patay malisya? Hindi alam ang hidwaan ng Samar at Balay group?

    • batangpaslit

      possible na hindi sia nabigyan ng buong feedback
      si PFM during his time….noong sunod-sunod na ang dialysis nia, hindi nga maka pag basa ng buong newspaper.
      ang nabasa nia lang ay ang clippings ng mga write-up na papuri sa kanya
      at sumbong ng ma tso-tso

  • bongarroyo

    waaaaahhh….naghiyawan na naman ang mga utak talangka rito….

    kung ang KKK ni PNoy ay kaibigan, kaklase at kabarilan…

    ang KKK naman ng mga komokontra sa kanya ay………..kanakawan, kakurakutan at katiwalian….LOL

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

    Nagkamali man sa procedures ang mga pulis-militar sa checkpoint ay mga kaaway naman ng lipunan ang mga napatay at saka silang nasa suv na mga armado ang naunang nagpaputok…
    Pangkaraniwan sa mga illegal gambling ay hawak ng matataas na opisyal ng pulis o ng militar at maging mga LGU bilang protectors para tuloy-tuloy ang operation ng jueteng. Sana gawing legal na lang ang jueteng para sa gobyerno mapunta ang kita. Sa ngayon ay patuloy pa rin ang pagaaway at patayan sa jueteng operation. Sa jueteng operations kasi ang umiiral ay struggle of the fittest… Palakasan. Kung sinong malakas sa itaas yon ang panalo ang mananaya ang laging talo, at laging huli sa lambat ng mga jueteng lords….

    • FernandoBusi

      Actually may legal version na yan yung STL kaso ginagago lang ng mga Jueteng Lords and PCSO pagdating sa hatian ng kita, 

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

    naks naman….KKK…. inquirer to the rescue

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Tuwid na daan pa din ba ang slogan ni pnoy? Kung seryoso talaga na mawala ang katiwalian dapat kahit kakampi pag nagkamali panagutin……baka parang erap lang ito na “walang kamag-anak at kai-kaibigan”……LOL kulang pa ng isang K yung kabit….

  • XY ZEE

    Di pa tapos ang imbestigasyon pero abswelto na?
    As usual, on par for the course para sa KKK.

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

    …hehehe, ayos!!! DOJ, I hope you got the message LOUD and CLEAR!!!

    • JIMBOYPALABOY

       alam na ni secretary iyan. kaya wala ng ibang may kasalanan kundi si marantan lamang. hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    kanino nakarehistro yung sasakyang may presidential sticker??

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    wala ka pala prisco nila..di mo kc na-predict kung ilang tabo yung ulan kaya sinisante ka agad

  • Magsasaka

    malaki ang utang na loob ni Pnoy sa pamilya ni ochoa kaya kahit na laging lango sa alak ang isang yan hindi nya yan aalisin kasi nga raw ang laki ng campaign fund na ibinigay noong eleksyon

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

    The Beloved.

  • apojay

    While punishing the perpetrators is important, we should not forget preventive measures.  The best fix to discourage repetition of errors is always one that plugs loopholes in systems.

    I recommend  that the DILG make it mandatory for people who man checkpoints to have 24/7 VIDEO RECORDINGS of their activities. 

    Tapes are then kept in secure archive for a specific period of time only (say 3 months to one year), unless there are untoward incidents reported in which case tapes become evidence.  Criminally prosecute those who fail to obey this order.

    This is a simple solution I was hoping the government itself will propose.  True, there are costs involved, but it will eliminate finger pointing and stupid alibis.

    This system can be used at traffic intersections and bus/jeepney stops as well.  Though I have yet to see the necessary political will to enforce traffic rules – especially those that involve buses whose operators threaten to stage a strike at the slightest hint of enforcement efforts.

  • phantomofhope

    hayyyyy student government!

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Dito mahusay ang Pangulo ng mga dilaw….suportado pa din niya kahit kabi-kabila ang krimen sa bansa!!! Bobong Amo,Bobong empleyado,ganito ko malalarawan ang mga taong nakaupo ngayon sa Palasyo!!!

  • Your_King

    Aquino making up excuses for his KKK. This is what he does best. He seems to be detached from the realities of what is occurring in the Philippines during his watch. He is asking why he shouldn’t be satisfied?? Why pose the questions to the Philippine people, why not answer the questions. Aquino is good at one thing and that is talking in circles.The Atimonan 13 incident was the screw-up from top to bottom…now Aquino is back to making excuses and blaming other people.

    • bahaykubo1015

      1000 likes
      We all know that this president of ours has no mind of his own (translation: bobo) kaya nakikinig lang parati sa kanyang mga KKK’s. Hay naku!!!

  • katabay1106

    Abswelto na si Paquito Ochoa. KKK yan kaya untouchable. Tuwid na daan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SX25MTOCGB4NCGNX7HZ43QCQV4 Stead

    Basta KKK walang iwanan! at mismong ang presidenteng walang kwenta ang magtatanggol pa sa iyo!

  • PR_almendras

    President Noy still trust Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa kahit
    na-drag sa Atimonan incident. Ano po ang masasabi n’yo Sec. Mar Roxas?

  • sopingac

    Pnoy with be inutile without the likes of Ochoa. His incompetence would be exposed without these people really doing the thinking.

  • sg_handucil

    . I’m sure imbiyerna na naman si Sec. Marina Roxas dahil no effect ang
    pag-link nila kay Ochoa sa Atimonan shooting incident. Hahaha!

  • agnes guevarra

    Sabi nga ni Pnoy, yung PAOCC na pinamumunuan ni Ochoa, di operating arm
    but just to help fund. Kaya walang kwenta yung intriga ni Mar Roxas.

  • ED_almansa

    Ano na naman kaya ang susunod na bala ng Balay group ni Mar Roxas kay
    Ochoa or kay Binay? Sigurado may niluluto na naman mga yan.

  • Guest

    President Aquino has said Ochoa has secret enemies who dragged him in
    Atimonan shooting incident. Kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan?

     

    • indiots

      alam mo na yan…

  • disqusted0fu

    We all know that KKKs get supreme protection from Pnoy. That is the precedence set in his presidency. This was also seen in the cases of Rico Puno and his alleged involvement in jueteng, Ronald Llamas and his guns and DVDs and many more. Whether involved or not, KKKs get away with anything.

  • magiting78

    Waffu pala tong c Paquito Ochoa hmmmm hnd kaya may namamagitan sa 2 kaya to the rescue sa Fafa Pnoy…lolz…lolz at isa pang lolz tamang hinala lng…

  • pasaway008ako

    Hindi pa ba tapos ang usaping ito (13 tao patay, sila ay sangkot sa krimen). Dapat tapos na! Kung si Dirty Harry ang magde-decision diyan, sasabihin niya, Dapat lang!



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