Whatever happened to…?: Exposé on AFP’s ‘rampant irregularities’

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The recommendation to file plunder charges against several former military officers for the misuse of P2.3 billion in public funds is still pending in the Office of the Ombudsman, which has jurisdiction over the prosecution of graft and plunder cases in the Sandiganbayan.

A Department of Justice (DOJ) panel made the recommendation in January 2012, based on the complaint filed by Lt. Col. George Rabusa, a former military budget officer who hogged the headlines in 2011 for his revelations on the military practice of giving retiring senior officers with multimillion-peso “pabaon” (sendoff gift).

In a resolution, the panel recommended plunder charges against retired Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff Generals Diomedio Villanueva and Roy Cimatu, and former AFP comptrollers Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia and Lt. Gen. Jacinto Ligot for allegedly pilfering military funds.

Included in the charges were retired Maj. Gen. Hilario Atendido, retired Colonels Cirilo Donato and Roy Devesa, retired Lt. Col. Ernesto Paranis, J-6 accounting division chief Generoso del Castillo and former state auditor Divina Cabrera.

‘Semblance of truth’

Rabusa’s “grandiose illustration of the ‘rampant irregularities in the AFP relative to the malversation, misuse and misappropriation of its funds appears to have a semblance of truth,” the DOJ panel said.

In his complaint filed in the DOJ in April 2011, Rabusa cited personal knowledge of irregularities by members of the so-called “comptrollership mafia.”

He served as budget officer of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (ODCS) for Intelligence or J2 from 1994 to 1998, and of the ODCS for Comptrollership or J6 from 2000 to 2002.

Conversion

Rabusa said key AFP officials colluded to carry out a scheme of converting commercial vouchers into cash for unofficial expenditures; incorporating discretionary funds into the military budget; and converting military funds through procurement offices.

Rabusa’s disclosure stemmed from his testimony in a January 2011 Senate blue ribbon inquiry into the controversial plea bargain deal between special prosecutors and ex-comptroller Garcia for the latter’s plunder case.

In the inquiry, Rabusa said that he had pocketed money and that he had helped his former boss, Garcia, “convert” almost P1 billion from 2001 to 2002 for distribution to ranking officers and other recipients outside the AFP.

Rabusa also claimed that when Gen. Angelo Reyes retired as AFP chief of staff in 2001, he received a total of P150 million in military funds.

Rabusa also claimed that by the time Villanueva and Cimatu retired the two took home a total of P227.4 million and P110 million, respectively. Former AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Efren Abu also benefited from spurious transactions, according to Rabusa.

Reyes denied the allegations against him and filed graft charges against Rabusa in the Office of the Ombudsman.

Denial

Appearing before the Senate inquiry, Cimatu denied Rabusa’s claims, saying his only pabaon were the 40 medals and citations he received in his 37-year military career.

In a statement, Villanueva described Rabusa’s allegations as “mind-boggling,” adding that he only got a “modest retirement pay” when he stepped down from office.

At the height of the controversy, Reyes committed suicide on Feb. 8, 2011.

Ligots’ unexplained assets

In a succeeding hearing, Rabusa said senior officers had a slush fund of P20 million for their personal and operational use. The fund was replenished by allocations skimmed off the salaries and operational expenses of military units.

Also brought up in the inquiry were the unexplained assets of Ligot and his wife, Erlinda, in the country and in the United States.

The Senate hearings prompted the Bureau of Internal Revenue to file multimillion-peso tax evasion complaints against Garcia and Ligot, and their wives, in March 2011.

For his complaint, Rabusa named 22 respondents and presented to the DOJ over 20 folders containing pieces of evidence, such as receipts, checks and various documents to prove how military funds were misused. He described his case as “airtight.”

Cleared

But for lack of sufficient evidence, the DOJ cleared 11 of the respondents: Abu, retired Lt. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan, retired Major Generals Epineto Logico and Ernesto Boac, Navy Capt. Kenneth Paglinawan, Col. Gilbert Gapay and Maj. Emerson Angulo.

Also absolved were Col. Robert Arevalo and former state auditors Arturo Besana, Crisanto Gabriel and Manuel Warren.

Challenging the panel’s recommendations, Cimatu’s camp said that Rabusa’s complaint was based mainly on spurious documents and that it was his cohorts and him who misused military funds.

Following his exoneration, Besana filed a plunder complaint against Rabusa in the Office of the Ombudsman, citing Rabusa’s own admission that he committed various offenses involving “billions of pesos.”—Inquirer Research

Sources: Inquirer Archives; Department of Justice

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  • citizenH

    What’s new?  Here we go again. It’s like deja vu.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    Yeah right – what is the status of these cases? Pinoys are notorious for initiating investigations but never fully complete & resolved them. No wonder we’ve been labeled JUAN TAMAD! Puro dasal pero kulang sa gawa!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    Hahaha di ba kaya nag coup at hostage taking itong si KAPALMUKS TRILLANES  ??

    TAPOS NGAYON MAY RECENT REPORT NA BIGGEST SPENDER SA SENATE SIYA NGAYON

    looks like Trillanes NOT PRACTICING WHAT HE PREACHES 

    MAHANGIN PA AT GUSTO MAGING SENATE PRESIDENT

    • batangpaslit

      ang expenses ba ni Trillanes sa Senate ay wala sa budget?
      ninakaw ba nia ang mga nagastos nia?

  • $37644997

    lack of evidence,not a solid one,tainted evidence,no witnesses,defective presentation of the case.ABSOLUTELY NOT GUILTY.Why are supreme court so supreme?

  • jdelacruz13

    only in the phils na ninanakawan ka na ng harap harapan at wala nakukulong …. hahahahaha .

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

    Oo nga, bakit di pa nadedemanda?
    Baka yung iba dyan ay nasa abroad na nakatira.

  • richard ortega

    talaga nga naman sa pilipinas pag mainit lang sa media ang kaso tsaka lang may ginagawa. itong mga heneral na nagkamal ng pera ay ginagatasan na lang ngayon ng iba’t ibang sangay ng gobyerno. mga letse talaga….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    DOJ,CA,SC have something in common and that is NOT GUILTY !on what ever they do…

  • farmerpo

    This story is a rehash!… so whatever happened to…..? ?????? duhh..

  • $14334231

    nabayaran na ng mga inaakusa ang lahat kaya walang mangyayari dito….lahat ito magnanakaw, ayaw lang ng mga buwaya na aminin at tanggapin ang katotohanan….mahirinan sana kayong lahat sa mga pagkaing binili ninyo na galing sa nakaw na pera…mga switek….. 

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Justice moves like a turtle in reverse still nobody got punished on crime of plunder. corruption and massacres.

    PNP & AFP are organized crime.

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

    I HOPE THE VERY HONEST AND HARD HITTING OMBUDSMAN CONCHITA  CARPIO  MORALES  WILL NOW  CONCENTRATE ON THESE  CORRUPTION  CASES !! HABANG  BUHAY  PA  PO  SI  RABUSA, KASI MAY  SAKIT  NA DAW  YAN   SUBALIT  GUSTO NA PONG  MAGBALIK  LOOB  SA  KABUTIHAN . .  BAKA  MAWALAN  TAYO  NG  TESTIGO  PAG  NAWALA  NA  SI RABUSA  . .  MAGPIPIYESTA  ANG  MGA  DEMONYO SA  LUPA. .
    Yung bagong AFP Chief of Staff, si Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, SIR, BAKA PO PWEDENG TUMULONG KAYO SA OMBUDSMAN PARA MAKAKUHA PA NG EBIDENSYA AT LUMAKAS ANG MGA KASO PARA MABAWI NG TAONG BAYAN AT NG AFP ANG MGA NAKAW NA YAMAN NG MGA BUWAYANG ITO. . . Pwede rin kayong tumulong na maimbestigahan ang mga UNEXPLAINED WEALTH ng mga opisyales na ito at maging ng COA AUDITORS na sangkot sa NAKAWAN. GAMITIN NYO YANG INTELLIGENCE AGENTS NG AFP. . .

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Martial court  =  firing squad for high treacherously to the nation.

    Thanks of them to country has to face China naked, firing squad is still to sweet to put in danger one hundred million Pinoy’s

    In the Philippines grave abuses and high flight greed should have a price !

    It’s the only way to stop corruptions and be respected !

    This scandal is explaining by is own why Dignity and respect are a non existent notion.

    This country is traditionally run by gangsters, a highly criminal system. 

    An open secret destroying the country and peoples with Dynasties and Trapos.

    DURA LEX SED LEX should be strictly applied !

    The question is the Honor of one hundred millions peoples, no jokes !

    • boypalaban

      yes to Liberia style of execution of corrupt officials!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

    Sadly, this issue died down with Gen Reyes when he commited suicide out of  kahihiyan. Me natira pa kasing delicadeza si Gen Reyes. Itong matitigas ang mukha tulad nila Ligot, they will just ignore it and wave the storm until makalimutan na ng tao at mapatungan na ng ibang issue.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Angie Reyes was the primus “traitor inter pares”, 
      a coward to his last breath and got a Hero funerals.

      Business as usual for a Dignity and respect free slaves country !

      No need to explain why the country is in limbo with starving children’s at every streets corners !

      • boypalaban

         Angelo Reyes…the suicide boy….

      • ApoLapullapu

        Patay na ang tao, sisiraan pa?  Sa tutoo lang ang dahilan kung bakit nagsuicide si Reyes ay and inaasal ni Trillanes.  Yon ay violation sa Fraternal Code ng PMA.  Lower class men may ask questions. But insulting upper class men is taboo.  Reyes committed suicide to remind Trillanes that although he is no longer a soldier, he is still an alumnus of the PMA.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        I’m not saying that Gen Reyes is a saint nor his hands are clean. Fact is he is one of the benefactor of the pabaon system. But it is a system that he inherited and is already tradition(of corruption), that has a blessing from Malacanang. Had he decided to change it, magagalit yun mga Henerales na kasama nya and after he retired they would revert back to the tradition again though I doubt that he had ever thought of eradicating it in the first place.

         But compared to Gen Ligot, Gen Garcia and the likes, kahit papaano me natira pa siyang kahihiyan which drives him to commit suicide when quized by the Senate. Kung meron din sanang kahihiyang natitira pa kila Ligot and Garcia dapat nag-suicide na rin sila pero talagang dinaan na nila sa patigasan ng mukha as if they had done nothing wrong and you are the one owe them a lunch.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        I myself will never accept any kind of stollen money,
        a basic self respect and dignity.
        The country lives are in the Generals hands,
        they have to be more exemplary than anybody else.

        In the Philippines it’s the exact opposite,
        enforce disappearances, tortures, killing, kidnappings, plain robbery, crimes pay and is rewarded.

        The ruling class deserved to be drown in the Patayas Smokey mountain juice, as its what they are, rubbish !

  • zeroko

    he he he. They say the wheels of justice grind slow, very slow, but sooner or later, it will reach a verdict. E, ang lagay, aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.;….? 

    I’m fighting a lonely battle against corruption and wastage of public funds here in Q.C. Indeed, it seems very formidable, but I’m undaunted. “Kakaunti lang sa mundo ang lumalaban katulad ko. Kaya lang, gusto ba nating mamanahin ng anak natin ang corruption na walang humpay na lumalaki? Noong panahon ni dating Presidenteng El Pideo Querino, na kantiawan siya ng “golden enerola” sa halagang P40. Nayon, billions na ang halaga! Kailan pa ba tayo lalaban. Ako, sinimulan ko na ang krusada kahit na ako ay nagiisa. Mamasabi kong ito lang ang maa-alay ko sa mga Pilipino, ang malinis na pagpapatakbo ng gobyerno.” Henry E. Samonte at your service, Independent Candidate of Q.C.

    Noong May 2010, sa kalagitnaan ng summer heat, nilakad ko ang halos lahat ng depress area upang magpakilala. Hindi ko na nagawang paliwanag ang plataporma ko. ANG LAKI NG QUEZON CITY. Kung minsan, para na akong tinatamaan ng “Heat Stroke”, para na akong magkukulaps at nanglalabo ang paningin ko dahil sa init at pagod. He he he. Minsan, nakita ako ni Congresswoman Sosano sa Payatas na naglalakad sa alikabok at bato-bato na daanan. He he he.Huminto siya, binaba ang bintana ng kanyang Expedition, tapos binigay sa akin ang isang maliit na tuwalya. Sabi niya, “Henry, eto, punasan mo ang mukha mo, puro alikabok ka na.” Tapos umalis siya kasama pa ang dalawang Expedition. Pareho kaming tumatakbo sa pagka Mayor. Awang awa ako sa sarili ko dahil ako ay naglalakad sa kainitan ng Summer samantalang ang mga katungali ko ay nakasakay sa mga mamahaling sasakyan katulad ng Expedition.

    Minsan, may public forum kami sa Mother Ignasia, sa Saint Paul Parish Church. Ng natapos ang public forum, may isa pang meeting sa Tiangge Novaliches. Dahil bolok ang aking L-300 model 1995, nakisakay nalang ako ke Mike Defensor. Mabait siya at simple lang. Pagkatapos ng meeting sa Tiangge NOvaliches, umangkas naman ako ke former Mayor Mathay.

    In history of political campaign, seldom would you see a rival hitch hiking with is opponent. But I am not ashame what I did. I can not match the wealth and power of those who run for Mayor, but I have to do what hes to be done. I will fight for the welfare of Q.C. residence who are made to pay a back breaking illegal tax. My complaint against illegal tax collection is in the Office of the Ombudsman since 2009.

    Ganito lang ang buhay. Ang mga mahihirap na katulad ko ay doble o triple ang kayod upang lumaban sa politika. I am actually a shy and conservative one when it comes to mingling with crowds, but who will challenge the e…l system. Sa halip, kawawa talaga ang mamamayan. Bigat ng taxes dito sa Q.C. tapos, wawaldasin lang nila sa mga walangkuentang bagay.

    I’m an old man of 72. Life for me is so generous for giving me so many experiences. Here is my credential below.

    Henry E. Samonte’s Biodata:
    1. at age 17, I worked as Landscaper Supervisor in PHHC, which is now the National Housing Authority. I got scared that I may not finished Agriculture on my first year, 1st semester in UP Los Banos because half of my classmate did not make it through the second semester, so I quit and took a job.
    2. After earning a BS in Agriculture in 1961 I became a travelling salesman of “Royal Genato Food Corporation. We sell Frankfurters, Vienna Sausage, Suriso de Bilbao, Mango juice, Mango halfs, Mango Concentrates, ham and beacon, and etc. We traveled all the way to Aparri selling our wares.
    3. I became an Advertising Solicitor with former Examiner Magazine Newsweekly. My job is to go to big companies to solicit advertisement to our magazine.
    4. Then I became a Rural Agriculturist under the Bureau of Agricultural Extension, and was assigned in Bantog, Talavera, Nueva Ecija for a year. It was 1963.
    5. Sometime in 1964, I passed entrance exam as trainee in Philippine Airline Aviation School batch 1964. Out of approximately 5 thousand applicant, there were just 25 of us who were accepted as Pilot trainee. Then only 20 of us became regular pilots.
    6. During the Pilot strike of 1970, I transferred to Air Manila International up to 1974.
    7. I transferred again to Philippine Aerotransport and Development Corporation, a semi government charter cargo business which flies all over the globe. I flew the C-130 military cargo airplane. I got my initial training in Marietta, Georgia, USA in Lockheed Corporation. Marietta is a Southern State and the Capital of Georgia is Atlanta, a territory of the Confederates during the Civil war.
    8. In 1977, I flew as Cargo pilot for Congressman Roquito Ablan of Ilocos Norte.
    9. In 1978 I went back to Philippine Airlines.I retired as pilot of the biggest jet at that time, the famous B-747-400.
    10. In 1989, I joined the pilot labor strike against Lucio Tan. He he he. Who can defeat someone with a name Lucio for Lucifer and Tan for Satan. HE he he. Talo kami! And finally I officially retired in 2000. I can still fly up to 65, but I just feel fed up when ever I hear the sound of an airplane’s engines. I could have earned additional substantial amount of money, but what if I die right away? I would not have enjoyed the company of my family.
    11. In 2001, I established a lending Investors. The business did not last because there are more defaults than those who were able to pay their dues.
    12. In 2002 I opened up an Aluminum, Glass, and Iron fabrication. Again I closed up because my laborers were so dishonest.
    13. Then, I trade truck loads of Charcoals from Infanta Quezon, but again I was booted out by my buying agent and my salesman. They joint together and operated their own business which just lasted with with one deal. My former Salesman run away with the money. He he he.
    14. I opened up a 13 room dorm in Sampaloc, Manila. which is still operating.
    15. Have a Barbershop and Beauty parlor here in Barangay Roxas and it is still operating.
    16. one passenger jeep
    17. one brand new taxi unit
    18. I’ve several cattle in Talisay, Cebu.
    19. I have two small fishing boats in Matalum, Southern Leyte.
    20. He he he. now I’m running as Independent Mayor Candidate against Mayor Herbert Bautista.
    If I win as a Mayor, I will break the record of having 20 different careers which I have lited above. No one in his life time can ever match my experience on what I have gone through. I also have traveled all over the world countless times as a pilot. I stayed in 5 star hotels, and ate the exotic foods money can buy. There was a time when we were treated to a Chinese Laureate with 32 courses in Beijing China at the time Ambassador Rumaldez was assigned to China.. He heh e. He He .
    I’m fed up with the unilateral increases of taxes here in Q.C. which is the reason why I running as Independent Candidate I have no financial resources to match that of Mayor Herbert Bautista, but, as the saying goes, “There are many ways to kill a cat.” and I will fight. Winning is not my problem, it is the voters problem if they want an honest “brand new” candidate, then I am one.

    Youtube/henry samonte/upload video

    When I say I am poor, it is because I am with the company of super rich people. Congresswoman Surano is known to be one of the wealthiest woman in Dist. 2, Q.C. Mike Defensor is former DENR Usec. a close associate of Former President Arroyo. And former Mayor Mel Mathay. Alam naman ninyo. These people are super rich. The reason I walk (at age 69) in the last May 2010 election was to meet the voters in the depress area and evaluate their problems. Had I won in 2010, instead of treating the marginalized poor like animals, the way they were driven away from their place, I would have contructed a high rise condos. for them. Bangkok, Thailand, Hong Kong, in Europe, their government do not treat their citizen that way. Maabuti pa ang aso, it is protected by law, ang mga squatters natin, masahol pa sa hayop ang trato ni Bistek. Worst, Mayor Herbert Bautista together with the Councilors are not around in time of demolistion. They should know that without these poor people, thwy would not have been elected. Hayop! he he he.

    • divictes

      If ever, take consolation from Vincent…”this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you…” In your case, the political world. 

    • rambe66

       Good luck, sir. Mabuhay kayo.

    • palakasantayo

      More power to you Zoroko … ingat lang baka pulutin ka sa banketa o sa kankongan kong wala kang protection.

  • Ravens727

    Why not do a lifestyle check on each and everyone of them……. Miss Secretary of Justice……

  • $20926843

    This present inconsequential Regime together with its inutile and autistic president has a selective sense of justice.  These cases are put in limbo because it has not much political impact  unlike the persecution of the previous ex-president.  Besides, pursuing these cases against these retired military generals and putting them behind bars at this point is froth with danger as it may ignite a docile military establishment into action.

    • May_Baxasfa

       ayusin nyo po english nyo; samantala, magtagalog o bisaya o ilokano ka muna. bka isipin ng mga tao e kasing-baluktot ang utak mo sa ingles mo

      • ApoLapullapu

        Walang problema sa English.  Ang problema ay nasa hindi nakaintende.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYXSBRILSDYIRWUSCWGYADFH5I Bubbles

        ha!ha!ha! masyado naman kasing hot itong si diemhang and May_Baxasfa. May sense naman sinabi ni alazzka. chillax :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q44WFP7HTON4ZBYFABS6FEPEBI diemhang

      dumugo wetpu ko sa english mo men

      • boypalaban

         previous ex-president.

    • rambe66

       korek ka dyan, bos.

  • boypalaban

    yan….yan…kaya di matapos gyera sa mindanao at sa ibang parte ng pilipinas kasi may mga kumikita lalo na pag may gyera…

    ….yan ang napupuntahan ng mga tax natin…mga inutil na heneral na wala pang naipapanalong gyera…

    kung may heneral ng AFP na nagbabasa nito, pakibanggit po kung anong gyera na naipanalo ninyo? sa MILF? hahahahahahaha…

  • batangsulpok

    Matatabunan na rin ang kasong ito dahil halos PMAers ang sangkot at ang namumuno sa AFP ay mga PMAers din kaya magtatakipan ng kani-kanilang baho.  Sa tutuo lang, kung hindi sa U.S. Immigration Service na nakahuli sa mga anak ni General Garcia ay hindi mabubulita ang corruption sa AFP kasi lahat ay nakikinabang dahil mabibilang sa daliri ang nag-retire na Heneral ang di yumaman o naging milyonaryo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYXSBRILSDYIRWUSCWGYADFH5I Bubbles

      PMA – Pulpol-Moron-Angas

  • zeroko

    Maghinala kayo sa mga kandidatong multi-million pesos ang ginagastos at kadalasan nag-bibigay pa ng cash. 101%, babawiin din nila ito, he he heh e. at may tubo pa. HE hehe.!

    • Jeff Clint

      Are you talking about the Enriles, the Estradas and the Binays? 

  • Anqui

    The action Reyes took says it all…Rabusa could never say what he said against so many powerful High Ranking Military Officers if he did not have the goods.  The Philippines is coward to make the chips fall…Please apply and make the rules followed to the “T” to end corruption!!!

  • wazgoingon

    Behind almost every anomaly is a military or police officer.  They either act as protectors or doers of illegal acts such as illegal logging, smuggling, carnapping, drug distribution, etc.  Yet, they are treated like sacred cows.  A case in point is – fund misuse of the proceeds of the sale of Fort Bonifacio, wherein the proceeds should have gone to the modernization of the armed forces.  Have the former President Tabako and JDV ever been asked about this? What ever happened to the firearms and ammo seized from the Ampatuans, which initial reports show came from the Armed Forces?  What has Gazmin done about this?  Kung tuwid na daan ang gugustuhin, tuwirin lahat.  Hindi yong namimili lang.

  • johnlordphilip

    Unless the military and police are FREE of CORRUPTION, there will never be FORCE for the judiciary to run after the corrupt agencies in government!

  • ApoLapullapu

    How can the Ombudsman file the case before the Sandiganbayan when there is no proof that the accused indeed received the money.  What if Garcia pocketed everything that he instructed Rabusa to get from the bank?  Rabusa said that he was told the money was to be given to the retiring Generals.  But he does not have a direct knowledge showing that the Generals received the money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gerry.mendez.923 Gerry Mendez

      do you really believe that garcia did it alone by  himself? disburesement in the government are all documented.  I believe the delay is cause by lack of political will to prosecute.

      • ApoLapullapu

        The incumbent Ombudsman was handpicked  by the President for the purpose of prosecuting all the corrupt people in government.  But she cannot file the information against the retired Generals on the mere say so of Rabusa.  There must be a corroborative testimony or a piece of document to prove that they in fact received the money. Rabusa said that he was instructed by General Garcia to get cash to be given to the retired Generals as pabaon. If he gave the money to Garcia, then it is possible that Garcia pocketed the money.  Or if he did not, then it must be he himself who pocketed the money if he cannot present receipts for the alleged payees.  Let everyone bear in mind that Rabusa give his testimony as a State witness also to protect himself from prosecution.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYXSBRILSDYIRWUSCWGYADFH5I Bubbles

        only one thing is clear in all of these accusations: BILLIONS OF PESOS OF PEOPLE’S MONEY WERE POCKETED BY THESE CORRUPT MILITARY GENERALS/OFFICIALS. kaya, galaw-galaw naman dyan Ombudsman/DOJ and Mr. President, ipakita ulit ang galing at bilis katulad nung paglitis kay former CJ Corona.

  • Rovingmoron

    Rabusa has turned himself up to become a state witness to juggling and misuse of AFP funds. Can you still sue a state witness for that matter?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    It’s easy to accuse an official before the Senate and media because in these forum they don’t follow the rules on evidence. They even entertain and accept stolen evidence as in the case of CJ Corona. The best place to prove Rabusa’s accusation is the court. Let him testify there and present his evidence. If he cannot prove his case, he should be prosecuted.

  • julieboy

    YUP! I have the same question,whatever happened to all the circus in the military and the grandstanding of the senators on the investigation and even the suicide by a General.It looks like its dying a natural death..All these cases has to have a resolution sooner or later considering everyone is hoping the justice system is in the process of an overhaul.O baka lusot nanaman ito and back to normal operating procedure nanaman.I hope not.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Nothing will really happen. Passing fancy.  
    Filipinos just might as well say goodbye to your money. 

    From the senate, congress, PNP, AFP they totally screwed us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    those involved have pledge allegiance to CIC so case dismissed

  • tugakbatan

    Only Angelo Reyes was bothered by his concience.  All others, WALANG KONSIYENSA.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klein-Mo/1764894963 Klein Mo

      My opinion is that Reyes did it (suicide) to spare his family from investigations and make sure that they die millionaires and not because he was bothered by his conscience. 

      • AlexanderAmproz

        No doubt about it, he wanted to keep the loot by hook or by crook !

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

        Reyes was pressured by the QUEEN para tumahimik na lahat!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KGP2T32B4FOALC5YW7CDCWLB6A Gelo L

      At the Philippine Military Academy, they were trained not to have a conscience…plus they were trained about legal maneuverings in order to delay judicial proceedings if ever they will get caught stealing peoples money…. 

      • boypalaban

        and they were trained not to win a battle…

        wala pang naipapanalong gyera mga AFP generals, di gaya ng mga heneral ng ibang bansa…saklap na katotohanan…

  • Victor Carl

    These scumbags deserve execution by firing squad.

  • boypalaban

    kung sino man ang nakakaalam….

    PAKIBANGGIT  PO DITO KUNG ANO NA PONG GYERA ANG NAIPANALO NG AFP….

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

      walang gyera… panay shooting competition, rubout, ambush… yun lang hahaha

      • boypalaban

         hahahahahahaha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

        AFP is incompetent.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

        AFP is really incompetent. In 2 days of fighting between ASG and MNLF, the ASG sustained casualties more than  their fight against the AFP in 5 years. Pathetic. The MNLF has no artillery and attack helicopters employed by the AFP

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44RALU2ARTIM3I6BQV75HRDSLU greg

      sir sa north korea war po napanalo ng afp iyon .1600 soldier pong pillipino laban sa 40 thousand na soldier ng north korea nanalo po tayo don

      • http://www.facebook.com/flowsotelo Flow Sotelo

         Wow! Galing, saan yung reference nyan? Gusto ko sanang mabasa yung exact account nyan sa History natin. Anung position ni Ramos nung war na yan?

      • Reign

        North Korea vs Pilipinas? Saang kanal o basurahan niya kaya pinulot yun? 

      • Reign

        NorthKorea vs Philippines?!! What?! saang bahagi ng kasaysayan nangyari yon? Wag kang gumawa ng sarili mong history!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/44RALU2ARTIM3I6BQV75HRDSLU greg

        manood ka sa you tube para malaman mo north korea vs philippines  panoorin mo yan sa you tube 7500 thousand soldier na pinadala sa korea mga ugok panoorin niniyo sa you tube para malaman ninyo ang history o kaya search ninyo sa google akala ko ba mga tao dito eh puro pillipino hindi alam iyong history ng pinas mga bugok pala mga tao hindi alam.mag search kayo malaman ninyo history ng pinas mga bobol kung alam lang ninyo pagkatapos ng word war 2 naging agresive yang north korea ……mga bobo tao hindi alam pinas talaga 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GB446PXWLE7J7ZGQRTXWAJ23LQ Eric

    mga puta*880nyo, lahat kayo kurakot,matatakaw sa pera, ganid, dapat sa inyo TULIIN ng paulit ulit para may pakinabang naman ang mga bayag nyo..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TBFLMGYQ6VOQOSMUUFHOML5VE Archie B

    ano na nga ba ang nangyari sa kasong ito? nasaan na ang mga Estrada na backer ni Rabusa? ang tagal na nito a! may evidences ba talaga na hawak si Rabusa?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RNORXCUCTB4CBN2LDLQRJTGQJE taga-masid

    ANO NA PO ANG NANGYARI SA KASO ITO? MAY MGA EVIDENCES, MAY WITNESSES, BAKIT ANG BAGAL NG USAD NG BATAS LABAN SA MGA AKUSADONG MILITAR. PAG ANG MAHIRAP ANG MAY KASO, DESISYON AGAD AT KALABOS. BAKIT GANITO ANG BATAS NG PILIPINAS, HINDI PARIHAS – PAKI-SAGOT PO OMBUDSMAN MORALES…

  • tata_boy

    Paano na iyong pabaon kay Reyes? Sa pamilya na ba niya iyon?

    • boypalaban

      busog…
      sobra sobra pa paghahatian kaysa sa tumama sa lotto…

      ang lupit na “investment”…walanghiya…

      …pinagkagastusan na ang pag-aaral ni suicide boy ng mga tax natin…hanggang pamilya ba naman niyan tayo pa rin ang sagot?

      swerte masyado itong mga PMAyer na WALA NAMANG GYERA NA NAIPAPANALO…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

        Disband PMA. They are nothing but a bunch of thieves!!! No honor.

  • Paking

    Ang sarap sigurong magtrabaho sa Office Of The Ombudsman. Para ding Senado at Kongreso, napakabagal umusad ang kanilang trabaho, maraming bakasyon at maraming pera at walang pakinabang ang taong bayan pero lahat sila “kagalang-galang” kung ituring. Napaka-suwerte ng mga taong ito, ginagago ang taong bayan sa serbisyong walang kuwenta, walang ginawa kundi magpayaman,  tapos “your honor” kung tawagin.  Nakakapangilabot!

  • tukmoldinako

    baka nalagyan na yung mga nasa Ombudsman at Sandigan kaya natulog ang kaso. o dili naman puro mga nangatog , biruin mo puro star general ang mga magnanakaw, buhay pa kaya si Rabusa, o tumakbo na lahat ang nangurakot. ang tagal na nito ah. Sana ang gobyerno , bigyan naman ang taong bayan ng balita kung umuusad ba ito,

    Balita na nga lang ang hinihingi namin ng malaman kung nagtratrabaho ba kayo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    If Sandiganbayan will delay the cases of these SCALAWAGS, they will have a chance to dispose their assets. Nobody made a move to do a lifestyle check on these scalawags? What about their bank accounts? The fishponds they own? The beaches they own, the ricefields they own?
        I think it is also designed to let them liquidate their assets. tsk, tsk, tsk!

  • Legally Black

    I can’t see any concrete action from Morales.  What I saw in the news are dismissed cases against GMA and cohorts. Wake up Morales! Make my day!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    With the loose money floating around the senate, the Philippine government has a lot of money to staff more people in the office of the OMBUDSMAN AND SANDIGANBAYAN.  We have a lot of graduates in college every year.  Lots of graduates and lots of money but no initiative.   

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Those Generals deserved to be hang by the feet and be bleed like pigs they are.

    They learned to be pitiless and they are, a boomerang Karma law will be fair !

  • Pitbulldog

    He he he, ang mga yellows, tira nang tira kay Morales, kasi di napagbigyan ang inaasam nilang pagdidiin kay GMA ayon sa gusto ng kanilang idol.  Ipa-impeach nyo na rin kaya mga engots?

  • tilamsik

    if NPA still exists, this is their time to SHINE….   execute all those who gained unexplained wealth… if you do that… i am sure people will love you 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

    yan si RABUSA, kapitan pa lang MAGNANAKAW NA..noong BUDGET OFFICER siya ng G2 ARMY under COL URGELLO.. maraming ninakaw yan sa pera na bigay ng CIA para sa supporta sa paggawa ng TIS SCHOOL BUILDING at budget sa mga kurso ng intelligence. naging course director ako ng maraming kurso pero installment ang pag bigay ng pera at may taga “cut” pa siya na ang sabi lagi ay “for the boys” . at halos magmamakaawa ka pa para ibigay ang pera kaya minsan ma delay ang practical exercises. ewan ko lang kung alam ni COL URGELLO yan katarantaduhan ni RABUSA. YAN ANG DAPAT KATAYIN

    • PasswordFlame

      silang lahat na may atraso sa bayan,wag kang selective,may galit ka yata ni rabusa

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    hey, the Ombudsman and the other anti-graft agencies have a very short memory…this scam ain’t over yet..better send someone to investigate the DND..

  • PasswordFlame

    matagal na practice yan,ngayon lang na bulgar,yung mga nasa ibaba damay langyan at the same time nakinabang,kumbaga ride on nalang kasi no choice ka.nakakahiya yung mga ginagawa nila,hangga ako ki cimatu kung ibasi mo sa news,pero yung napasama yung pangalan nya,parang sa tinginko silang lahat kurakot.sabagay i prove muna nya na innocent sya..parang wala nayatang katapusan yung pagnanakaw nayan.damay pati yung matinu.wake up AFP.you still have time.

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    Si LiGot imbes na LAgot naging LiMot. Nasapawan kasi ng Corona impeachment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T42Q37DX5BRWJ5NRYTBC2DXUAU Jols – batman Robin

    ang kawawa d2 ung mga sunadlong nasa field….. mga officers na kawatan mahiya nman kayo….

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

    Marami jan sa government agencies and departments but to mention the AFP major service like the Army, Air Force, Navy as well as the Phil Marines rampant ang corruption….till to the marines SHAME ON US 

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Achieving the robbery or what ? 
      Angie kill himself to avoid any accountant 
      and give back his looting already under his family name or some Arroyo family secrets ?

  • bayankopdi

    No wonder maraming mayayaman na opisyal kahit capitan pa lang may magandang bahay, coche kahit maraming anak na nagaaral….may kapit bahay akong colonel ang yaman paano na kaya kung maging general?

  • mga BaBoY sa Goberno

    ito ang daan na matuwid na hangang ngayun wla pang na-convict na mga generals, pati si gen. garcia. paano natin ma-modernized yung AFP na hangang ngayun takot kayo sa mga corrupt generals na nag-retire na. pati si ramos hindi na-convict.

  • PHtaxpayer

    Corruption in the AFP is tied to US-RP VFA. Scrap the VFA, end corruption. That’s the only way we can become truly independent.

  • tomasisi

    Nagtataka ako bakit nadamay si Gen. Roy Cimatu sa isyung ito. Siya yung masipag na AFP-COS nung admin niya kahit sandali lang at masipag na ambassador na tumulong sa paglikas ng mga OFW na na-trap sa mga bansang may giyera.

  • bogli_anakdami

    where’s da flip “probe”… it’s always, “we’ll launch a probe to get to the bottom of this matter” ang sasabihin ng prez gung gong akin’o’s kkk…

    yun lang…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UWXUQZQDNSRTVWMFCUHAYA7OOA John

    PMA  (Philippine Magnanakaw Academy) na puro duwag naman takot mapunta sa Mindanao para makipaglaban sa mga rebels. ano kaya kung ang kalaban ay totoong kalaban gaya ng Malaysian mawawala ang mga yagba nito gusto lang nila sa office at naka aircondition sa geyera walang pera pero sa office naroroon ang maraming perang mananakaw. PMA are trained to make illegal money.

  • Guest

    Nakawan ng nakawan. Walang kahihiyaan. Puro kasakiman. Walang kinakatakutan. Alam makakalusot na naman. Hindi napaparusahan. Wala man lang malasakit sa aping mamamayan. Unti-unting kamatayan. Ng kaawa-awang bayan. 

  • rickysgreyes

    These PMA grads should recall the oath they took when they were 21 years old and do an Angie Reyes.

  • tata_boy

    Ano na ang nangyari sa moro-moro ng mga senatong? WALA. BUTA. ZERO. Mga inutil at kawatan talaga ang mga mambabatas.

  • Komen To

    Aren’t they PMAyers? I told my parents I don’t want to finish law in Harvard, just allow me to be a PMAyer. And what happened to DAANG MATUWID, under construction, like Edsa, na reroute? And what do you expect from the senatongs? They are busy counting their pamasko. And still economy was booming?

  • doublecross

    ang tagal na eto…..linisin ang AFP!

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