Isko Moreno, 5 allies held over bingo game

Erap cries ‘political harassment’

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FORMER President and now Manila mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada rushes to see his running mate, Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, at the Quiapo police station following the latter’s arrest for “illegal gambling” on Saturday. ARNOLD ALMACEN

A day after candidates in the Manila local elections signed a “peace covenant,” the heat of political intrigue went a notch higher with the arrest of reelectionist Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso and five councilors on Saturday.

Their alleged crime: engaging in “illegal gambling” by sponsoring a bingo game that attracted some 500 people in Manila’s Blumentritt area.

BINGO! The pieces of evidence seized by the Manila police at the “gambling” session sponsored by the arrested vice mayor and five allies in the city council. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Domagoso is a former actor known as Isko Moreno and the running mate of former President and now mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada, the main challenger of the incumbent Alfredo Lim.

He was picked up by members of the Manila Police District together with other Estrada allies: Councilors Jong Isip, Joel Chua, Benny Ang, Yul Servo and Maria Asuncion Fuguso.

According to Supt. Ricardo Layug, commander of the MPD’s Quiapo station, Domagoso and the others were held for illegal gambling after they organized and graced a bingo session on Tambunting street Saturday afternoon.

The vice mayor and the councilors were detained at the Quiapo station and were to undergo routine medical checkups before the inquest proceedings at press time.

Speaking to reporters, Domagoso said a police team that included the MPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit broke up the gathering around 5 p.m. to arrest him and the others.

BINGO! The pieces of evidence seized by the Manila police at the “gambling” session sponsored by the arrested vice mayor and five allies in the city council. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Domagoso claimed that they were manhandled by the policemen, as he showed his injuries before the media cameras.

“What is going on in the city of Manila? We are not doing anything wrong. We are not criminals,” he said. “We were just talking to our supporters. We did nothing wrong because according to Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes, meeting with supporters is not prohibited at this time.”

Backed up by a four-vehicle convoy, Estrada arrived at the station and spoke with Domagoso and others for about 30 minutes. The former president also requested Layug to expedite the inquest proceedings.

Estrada denounced the arrest as “pure political harassment.”

“Of course, somebody ordered it,” he said, albeit without naming names.

But Layug maintained that “nobody ordered us” to make the arrests, and that he might even file additional charges against Domagoso and party apart from illegal gambling.

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

    Paano yan may ebidensiyang nakumpiska… Pero wala naman yatang nakuhang pera… Ito kasing si Erap walang kakupas-kupas sa pagkaganid sa kapangyarihan, ang kwalipikasyon niya ay ang pagiging lasenggero, sugarol at babaero…

  • rodben

    Election day
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    bakit di kasama si erap? nadun din name nya a….bahag pa rin ang buntot ni Lim kay Erap……baka matalo si Lim pag ganito style nya….ungas talaga…..he digs his own grave………………

  • Noel

    Lots of jueteng, illegal gambling, videokarera, drugs going on in Manila then the Manila Police arrested the Vice Mayor and councilors on mere bingo game?  The more the opposition is harassed and bullied, the more Erap and Moreno are going to win.

  • INQ415

    routine medical checkup for what? they can say no to that though but still.

  • Mamang Pulis

    magaling!!

    samantala, ang mga totoong kriminal nag lipana…..

  • Labandera1

    Bingo!!! Huli ang UNA!!!!………..Ito ang nagpapatunay na ang UNA ay hindi constructive kundi destuctive opposition……..UNA _United Nakaw Alliance…..

  • CrusaderNoRegret

    Sa letrang “K”….KALABOSO!  LOL!

  • basilionisisa

    some samplers here of commenters who are ‘Dumb and Ignorant voters’ according to Tulfo… huling-huli nang gumagawa ng iligal na activity ay ‘ipinagtatanggol’ pa, e ano kung political harrassment? Convicted corrupt president at isang dating artistang walang nagagawa iboboto pa? Only in the Philippines nga!

    • diamond_digger

       I hate it when most, if not all, words coming from the mouth of Mon Tulfo materialize and come true. But if and when Erap and his ilks in UNA will win the elections I will have no choice but to admit that Tulfo is right when he said in his column that most voters are dumb and ignorant. Therefore it is up to the Filipino electorates to prove or disprove that Mon Tulfo is right.

  • richard ortega

    ha ha ha… funny talaga sa maynila…. erap uwi ka na ng san juan.

  • $42337655

    kapag pinagtawanan, inapi, minaliit ninyo si Erap, yan ang kakampihan ng maraming ignoranteng

     tao na mas nakararami (unfortunately) sa mga nagiisip na tao .  alam ng handlers ni Erap na

    maawain ang mga tao sa underdog, regardless of evidence.  Kaya nga nila hinayaan yung mga

    Erap jokes nuon, pinagtawanan, nilait, minaliit, ano ang nangyari, siya ang ibinoto dahil people

    remembered him bec. of repetition at dahil nga kumakampi ang karamihan sa underdog, right or

    wrong, it does not matter.  Pag nanalo ito mas lalakas ang dynasty nila and just proves that

    crimes in P.I. pays. Imagine, a convicted felon runs and wins again in Pinas; only in the Pilipins.

    • maypakialamtayo

      hindi maawain kundi mga bobo.

  • doncleo

    ito talaga si Erap lahat ng sugal pinapasukan..dati jueteng ngayon bingo naman…nandoon pa pangalan sa mga bingo cards…wa class talaga…ano kaya susunod cara y cruz naman?..ganyan ba gustongn mag mayor ng maynila? iboboto nyo ba grupo nila sa UNA?

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

    Sana maging consistent ang MPD and congrats.
    Gayahin sana kayo ng iba pang kapulisan na walang sini-sino!

  • UrHONOR

    YAN ang napapala ninyo sa pakikipag-lambutsingan sa isang ex-convict.  Huwag naman sana maging ex-convict din yong mga natiklo.

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

    dapat lang yan sa kanila no one is above the law..keep up the good work MPD officers ikulong ang mga iyan …cila ba ang iboboto ng manileno nakakahiya @#$%@#$

  • lolo_Jose

    TULAD ng INAASAHAN SA SENTENSIYADONG MANDARAMBONG NA SI ESTRADA,
    KUMAMPI KAAGAD SA KA-ALYADO AT ” POLITICAL HARASSMENT” ANG SIGAW
    KAHIT HINDI PA ALAM ANG PUNOT-DULO!!! hindi komo ka-alyado ay papanig agad at
    sisigaw ng political harassment, dapat inaalam muna ang lahat saka ka magsisigaw kung
    mali ang ginawa sa ka-alyado!!! SABAGAY, isa ka nga palang gungong!!!

    • maypakialamtayo

      tama, hindi natin inaalis ang i-rescue nya si moreno at sumigaw ng harassment, kaya lang wala na syang kredibilidad.

  • boyod

    halata yata kung kaninong tao itong nag comment sa ibaba – mga tauhan ni “shiang shiang” mga kalahi na nag envade nang lugal ng pinas

  • anermarcelo30

    what…a convicted criminal running to be a mayor of manila and his running mate arrested for alledgedly illegal gambling…Joseph should not be allowed to even run at any Gov’t office …otherwise any rapist, arsonist, terrorist can run to be a mayor… it’s beyond joke not only to Philippines but by allowing this stupidity make a mockery to all law abiding citizens…kapal ng mukha mo erap..nakakahiya ka …

    • buttones

      It is extraordinary isn’t it, convicted criminals,, those with criminal changes pending against them, all are free to run for public office. Recently there was a convicted rapist, an ex government official [whose name escapes me] who was rejected by Comelec on the grounds he was a pervert, and he had the audacity to appeal to the SC. The terrifying thing is, if this guy was given the ok by Comelec, or even the SC people would actually vote for him!!! You maybe remember the Congressman, Singson by name who was convicted and served time in a HK jail for drug smuggling, he resigned of course and his brother took over [who else?] That guy will be back as well at some point. We’ve had a convicted seditionist or mutineer, actually secure a seat in the Senate from a jail cell. I’m not too sure how the voters who put him there, expected him to make a contribution to this nation from a cell block, him being unable to attend Senate on account of his incarceration, but I guess that’s an indication of the cerebral state of your average voter. And, even worse, one of the guy’s in the photo, a convicted felon as well, actually was nearly voted as President yet again! I really don’t think anybody should be allowed to hold or run for public office who has a criminal record, from the lowly government clerk, to the President….Pity but it seems they can…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6NV2NIE62WV3JGIGCBB7LFZBX4 generra

    Yung isa naconvict sa sugal na jueteng. Yung isa, naarresto dahil sa sugal. Mga Manila, pinapakita lang nito na baka pagnahalal ang dalawang ito magiging gambling capital na ang maynila. VOTE WISELY!!!!

    • spider69

      kahit ma violate ang aking right of suffrage ay hindi na lang ako boboto kung ganito ang mga kandidato.

  • doublecross

    hindi political harassment eto….stupid!

  • maypakialamtayo

    mabuti nga ipinakulung lang eh! si chavit nga pinapapatay na ni erap eh!, kawawang maynila sa mga naglalaban na ito, wala bang ibang pagpipilian yung matino naman.

  • http://www.manilachannel.com/ Manila Channel

    Ang saya.. Yan ang tinatawag na Eleksyon… 

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

    Mga artista nga naman nakaharap sa kamera lagi. Umaarte.

  • Rovingmoron

    That’s what I’m talking about. No one is above the law. Whoever you are in society, if you commit a crime, the hands of the law will catch up with you. I would like to see a country whose police forces will not be intimidated by the power and influences of politicians and other government officials. If they commit a crime, they should be handcuffed at once. But the police must read the Miranda rights of the arrested persons and they can be represented by their lawyers during the inquest proceedings.

  • Leo Lopez

    Sa mga botante ng Maynila, alam na ninyo Kung sino ang dapat iboto ! Magising na kayo!

  • UrHONOR

    SABI ni Erap, “Hinding-hindi kailanman nila ako matatawag at lalong hindi ako patatawag ng ‘DIRTY HARRY’ kahit kaninuman…..kasi, UNAng-UNA, araw-araw naliligo ako kaya hindi ako dirty, at Pangalawa sa UNA , ang pangalan ko ay Erap, hindi Harry! :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q5EHNRA6LXAHGXPSMAXBGJ4ME isidro

    Election Time is Circus Time.

    • buttones

      Circus time? You mean with clowns, jugglers, midgets, lions and tigers and bears? You may have a point…..

  • nice_boy

    Mukhang desperate na ang kampo ni Lim.  Guns, goons and gold ang ginagamit.  Ang masaklap nito, mga pulis ang goons na may guns.  Voters vote for the underdogs.  May backlash yang strategy na yan Mayor.  

  • $20174498

    Sana maging constrctive crticism tayo. Yong walang pinapanigan at hindi binayan o ginagamiy ng pulitiko para batikusin at sirain ang kalaban.

  • mustang_cyrepd

    This is a very desperate move by Mayor Lim that might result on his downfall.

    • indiosbravos2002

      On the other hand, Isko’s days are numbered. Once your reputation goes south, so does your votes.

  • Kamoteng_Dilaw

    Pagdating ng July, yung mga pulis maynila na yan sa Sabah na itatapon. Pustahan tayo, kahit bingo pa…

  • carlorocci

    Mga kamote kayo, pare-pareho kayong bugok…. Bingo lang ba kayo ninyo ibigay sa mga mamamayan ng Maynila……..Lalo ng bugok pag nanalo na Mayor si Erap…..Bugok na nga lalo pang na bugok……. Yun isa Dirty Harry naman daw…..Mga bugok….

  • Labandera1

    Kapag may taga UNA na nasangkot sa katiwalian at kinasuhan tiyak  sinusuportahan ng talong hari ng kadiliman Enrile, Erap and Binay at pinupuntahan kahit sa capitolyo man o bilanggoan…..Beware of dogs, Beware of UNA………….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    Isama na rin si Plunderer Erap sa kaso…as an accomplice..Sarap pag-umpugin ang mga ulo nitong dalawang bugok na to…

  • Garibaldi_II

    Mr. Moreno, you’re lost in the web of lies and deceit. Mr. Lim was your political mentor and protector.  Because of greed and crooked connections, you changed your political color. You bite the hands of your mentor and shake the hands of a plunderer. You are corrupt and a gambler like your running mate.

    • wawa2172

      I am sure that you are not a fan of Isko and I am too. Lim however should not play the law  as if it is in his palm. As quoted the MPD was not ordered to make an arrest? Its a bull because Lim was a former MPD chief and also play his role as chief PNP as if he is Dirty Harry. The Mendiola Massacre as an example. He was not even fired on his job by Cory. As Mayor, his handling of the Luneta hostage taking was an act of stupidity when he arrested the brother of the hostage taker which angered him to shoot the hostages. He was not even fired from his position by Noy and Isko was his defender. Political affiliation changes and Isko decided to side with Erap. Sana tianangap na nang maluwag ni Lim ito if he thinks he is unbeatable in Manila with PNoy as his main backer. Kawawa talaga ang Manila, puro kupas na ang tatakbo sa 2016. Tasted but no longer wanted, Erap and Lim have nothing to offer to Manilenyo but hardship and more poverty.

      • Garibaldi_II

        I understand your point. Two kinds of candidates: the prima donna and disciplinarian. The attention seeker gets lots of companies who become his allies; a disciplinarian who remains in his conviction stays isolated. One who preaches to be a pro-poor but doesn’t know poor from the heart; he speaks poorly and acts wealthy.The other speaks about civility but acts with a police mentality. No candidate is without flaws and no political position is perfect. Manila voters are given only two choices. The brute and cunning candidate who collars the majority of transactional voters will win.

         

  • ryq24

    i never voted for Isko and never will. But Lim is old. this kind of tactics will not fool anyone. he should fire whoever advise him to do this. Be creative! :-)

  • Garibaldi_II

    Creative? Fluid as it is, money gains more traction during election. Lim is not a fool to collar a puppy but a wily fox. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    well, well,well….. it’s sure be more fun if you get anyway lower than that.

  • tamakajan

    bakit palagi kong naririnig na “Bakit ngayon lang nila kami huhulihin e dati pa naman meron na kaming palaro pero di naman pinanpansin?” Sagot ba ito ng mga politiko o sinasadya nilang magpaka-mangmang?
    Vote buying ang tawag dyan, si Lim naman wala ding nagawang maganda sa Maynila.Manila’s system sucks, it shows with the police procedures and laws their adhering (pang probinsya) – it is detoriating every single second, poor old Manila.

  • UrHONOR

    LACSON for MAYOR of MANILA!

    • Mike_1974

      si Pinky? asa pa!!!

    • Guest

      Arsenio Lacson, 1962. RIP. Ramon Bagatsing, RIP. Antonio Villegas, RIP. 

  • botets

    Eleksyon pa lang me pasugal na agad, tsk tsk tsk, siguradong lalaganap uli ang mga pasugalan kung makalusot tong si syerap.. Last hurrah nga at gagawa ng pera para sa susunod na presidential election.

  • julieboy

    SHOW BIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Ang palarong Bingo ay sugal, tama lamang ang mga pulis. Hindi katwiran yung hindi nila alam na bawal. Maaari naman silang tumulong sa mga tao ng hindi magpapabingo. At saka ang dami-daming panahon pero kapag malapit lang dumating ang halalan saka sila nagpapasikat tumulong sa mga tao… Yang style nyo ng pampapogi sa mga botante ay bawal. Umisip kayo na ibang paraan…

  • eltee mulawin

    ….sabi sa balitang ito ni Isko..” he said. “We were just talking to our supporters. We did nothing wrong
    because according to Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes, meeting with
    supporters is not prohibited at this time.”
    >>> Tama si Mr. Moreno o Domagoso na hindi bawal sa rules ng Comelec ang makipag “meeting with supporters”, malinaw po iyan.
    >>>PERO TILA MALI ANG MAG-SPONSOR NG ANUMAN URI NG SUGAL MALIBAN ITO AY NASA LEGAL NA PANGANGASIWA NG PAGCOR O PCSO.
    >>>At sabi nila sa kanilang proklamasyon ang “matuwid na daan” ay dapat ” MAGANDANG DAAN O DAAN NA MAGANDA” . Kaya lang, hindi rin naman katugma-tugma sa alituntunin ng grupong “UNA” na “MAGANDANG DAAN” ang mag-sponsor ng anuman na uri ng sugal lalo na sa panahon ng eleksyon kampanya.
    >>>Mas makabubuti at maganda, ang i-sponsor nila Estrada at Moreno nila ay ang singing contest, dance contest, sports festival pero anuman premyo ay dapat walang nakalagay na partido o pangalan ng kandidato.
    …..sabi ni Estrada..”Of course, somebody orderer it.” 
    >>> mr. Estrada naman… NATURAL MAY NAG-ORDER SA MGA PULIS NA HULIHIN SA KANILA, DAHIL MAYROON SILANG SUPERINTENDENT O DIRECTOR. Common sense naman sir. Siguro kung ang sinabi ninyo ay ..Of course ang ginawang paghuli ay may halong pulitika”, yan mas a little bit ok pa.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Walang sugal na nangyari sapagkat walang pustahan.  Nagkatuwaan lang ang tao sa Bingong walang pusta, Illegal Gambling na ayon sa pulpol na Superitendent dahil may nag-utos sa kanya, hindi muna tiniyak kung may sugal nga ba.

      • cyberxed

         Tama si ApoLapullapu, maituturing sugal sya pag mag pustahan. Pero pag may nananalo pero walang pusta eh parang raffle na yan. Obvious na masyado is Supt.

  • boybakal

    Bingo now connotes very bad meaning.
    When you say Bingo, it means illegal gambling.
    Whereas Before, Bingo means Charity.

    On the other hand, Sakla means Good.
    Make Sakla the national game past time.
    Oros, Bastos, Espada, Kupas….these are all Kings….King of the Charity.

  • Guest

    Corrupt Crooks at their rotten ways! Justifying illegal gambling for charity’s sake. Solid proof of their morally bankrupt characters. Stupid fools will still vote for them.

  • ApoLapullapu

    Supt Layug evidently followed orders from above.  Arrest people for nothing.  No gambling happened because there was no betting.  Layug must review his Criminal Law if he knows anything about it at all.

  • Labandera1

    UNA sa sugal, UNA sa jail pero pagdating nina Binay at Estrada sa jail ay mabilis pa sa alas kuwatro release sa jail ang taga UNA………tama nga ang sinabi ni Tiangco at Mitos bastos Magsaysay na ang UNA ay Fiscalizers, Fiscalizers nga sa city jail  biro mo pagdating nina Binay at Estrada 4 hours lang release kaagad 4.00am to be exact hindi man lang naabutan ng sikat ng araw ng umaga…..

  • boybakal

    Balimbing din itong si Isko, masyadong presko.

  • mavtan

    First UNA candidate who goes down the drain is Gwen Garcia. Now its the former starlet Isko Moreno. The 3 king will soon fall too. NO TO UNA! 

  • azkal futbol

    katangahan ng iboto si erap ng manileno, katangahan lalo na ibalik si domagoso (aka isko moreno) sa city hall. aasa ba tayo sa arte at hindi sa tunay na serbisyo. pagsubok sa katalinuhan ng botanteng manilenyo – ibabalik ba ang isang magnananakaw at isang langaw?

    • Rogers Nelson Uy

      Kung Tanga iboto si erap,Pinaka Tanga ka kung iBOBOto nyo pa si Lim! Kitang kita naman nangyayari sa Manila! Puro Basura! Pesteng Vendors! Squatters! Yung Manila,City, naging Basura City!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    dapat matuto na tayo, pag artista hindi pwedeng paniwalaan, baka script lang! si erap at si moreno at mga alipores dapat ikulong ang mga yan. akala nila mataas pa sila sa batas! pwe!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WSBLXUV4QR2CXEBNZJGE4CAC4I ernie

       agree ako dyan, scripted yan para may media mileage at maging underdog sila.  masyadong mababaw na dahilan ang bingo para i harass sila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AM3QOTAF3NLIK6OMZMEMLDKKKE jisel

    talagang pakner si isko at erap ha…. sa sugal wala silang katapat hahahah bingo at jueteng kings

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Kawawang Maynila…Hindi na yata maibabalik ang bango ng hangin dito…Ngayon ay mistulang amoy suka at patis ang kahabaan ng C.M. Recto at Avenida…Sa mga sulok naman ng kalye ay ubod ng Panghi at puno ng dumi ng tao o aso!!! Mula ng umupo si Mel Lopez hanggang kay Fred Lim ay naging mabaho at puno ng magnanakaw ang lungsod!!! NGayon naman ay nais maging alkalde ng magnanakaw na si Erap…Tama na,Sobra na….

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

      Tama na,itigil ang bingo.Na hurt ka,nahuli ang idol mo?

  • pipsirho

    Si Isko nagyabang sa pulis noong dumating sa lugar ng bingo. Pinatuloy ang laro ng bingo at hinamon ang mga pulis n ahuliin siya.  Njng hinuli umatre naman ng todo at kinunsente ni Erap at Binay. Mga BU&^%*@!!! kawawang Maynila at taga-Maynila lalo na pag ibinoto ang mga ito!! Eh binobola lang naman nila ang mahihirap. Nawala ba ang mahirap sa San Juan? Hindi, dinal yung iba sa Rizal!

  • Rolly257

    Binantaan daw ni Erap na 3 buwan na lang sa puwesto ang isang pulis, dahil siya na ang uupo bilang Mayor.

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