Lim eyes filing poll raps vs Moreno for sponsoring bingo game

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Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim will go to the Commission on Elections to check if Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has violated the election code for sponsoring a bingo game in Sta. Cruz, Manila Saturday.

Moreno and five councilors were arrested by Quiapo police for holding the game, which authorities claimed was illegal.

A prosecutor has ordered the release for further investigation of Moreno (Francisco Domagoso in real life), Councilors Ma. Asuncion Fugoso, Joel Chua and Ernesto Isip Jr., and former Councilor Manuel Zarcal.

The order from Manila Inquest Division Chief Elaine Yarra-Cerezo came around 4 a.m. Sunday, almost 12 hours after Moreno’s arrest.

Lim said he will question before the poll body if there was a violation because the confiscated bingo cards contained the names of former president Joseph Estrada, Moreno and several councilors.

Estrada is running against Lim in the Manila elections for mayor in May.

Lim denied that he had a hand in the arrest. “You will commit a crime and when you’re arrested, you’ll point to me? They’re putting political color to this. Just face the truth and question the arrest if it’s illegal,” Lim said on radio.

Moreno came to the bingo event Saturday afternoon on Tambunting Street, Barangay (village) 384, Sta. Cruz, after he received a call from one of the councilors that policemen had arrived to stop the game for being illegal.

Superintendent Ricardo Layug, commander of the Manila Police District Quiapo Station, said, however, that Moreno and the councilors were not yet off the hook for the illegal gambling complaint and “other cases” filed by the police.

“They were not simply released but released for further investigation,” Layug told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a phone interview. “It means that instead of holding inquest proceedings, there will be a preliminary investigation. So the case will continue.”

“They will be called again to submit their answers to the cases we filed against them. (Illegal gambling) is one but there are more cases that I’d rather not discuss at the moment,” Layug said.

Layug did not comment on Moreno’s claim that the arrest was political harassment.

Moreno said on television that the councilors had been holding bingo games in the last five years along with medical missions and feeding programs but it was only recently that they are being harassed after
they switched to the party of Estrada.

Last week, Manila Councilors Cristy Isip, Richard Ibay, Rafael Borromeo and Ramon Yupangco, and former Councilor Erick Valbuena also had a scuffle with the police over a raffle event in Paco which had no permit. The councilors had filed a complaint against MPD Director Chief Superintendent Alex Gutierrez and other involved policemen in the Office
of the Ombudsman and the National Police Commission.

Moreno and majority of the councilors last year joined Estrada in his bid to challenge the reelection of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. Estrada and Vice President Jejomar Binay visited the police station Saturday night to check on their allies.

“The police said they were just following orders. From whom did it come from? There’s only one who can give such order,” Moreno said.

Moreno maintained that there was no illegal gambling because former President Ferdinand Marcos had signed a letter of instruction
exempting bingo from the anti-illegal gambling law when intended as a parlor game.

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  • Bayan Panona

    All this just to win the election! Politics- where personal interest is the only thing that is permanent, not friends or allies!

    • kolambogan

      Isko is proving to be like his not so distant predecessor and probably idol like Erap, Binay Enrile and UNA (NO) cohorts, former Manila vice-mayor Atienza turned mayor  who after winning favors from Lim and the Bagatsing family, politically stabbed both at the back just to win the mayoral post of Manila.

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

    I guess Mr. Isko Moreno won’t have a bright political future. This early, he is already a certified “balimbing”.

    • tilamsik

      he was.. and will ever be….

    • puza65

      masyado syang nagmadali…

  • kishbuff

    Wow, kapag vice-mayor makakalabas kaagad kahit weekend. Pero kung ordinaryong tao ang hinuli, ang sasabihin ng piskal sa monday na kasi walang opisina ng sabado. tsk tsk tsk tsk…. kung saan talaga si hhhhherap, laging may dalang intriga….

  • LegalJustice

    If you associate yourself with the corrupt you will end doing the same thing what they’ve been doing and they think they are above the law.

    No vote for UNA – NO !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QWD6S7YWTH2W6AFFH4VVNIB2L4 Krissey

    dapat dyan sa vice mayor esko ay e drug test,,, mukhang drug user ang kilos ng visi mayor na yan,,,

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      Talaga? Galing mong manghula, dapat sa iyo may pwesto sa Quiapo….

  • Meow Ming

    Walang naman tayaan or bet sa ginagawang pa-bingo. So hindi pwedeng kasuhang illegal gambling. It’s a raffle game where the winner of bingo will be given a prize. Pwedeng kasuhan ng illegal campaigning at vote buying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VE3FJ247I5U4KZUPAYVVGVJDZA Alfonso

    What has come of the police now? It seems there have been so many cases of “alleged” illegal orders followed in utter disregard of the basic principles  in police work that no policeman is bound to obey illegal orders. If this is true, there must have been a very serious deterioration in the kind of training our  law enforcers have gone through, considering that police senior officers who are supposed to be the paragon of virtues for law enforcers have themselves been dastardly involved in such claims of police shenanigans (if amusing) in the performance of their duty.           

  • UrHONOR

    NAGHANGAD ng kagitna, isang salop ang nawala!

    ANG hindi marunong tumingin sa pinangalingan ay hindi makakaparoon sa pupuntahan.

    ANG namamangka sa dalawang ilog ay malalim kung malunod.

  • tilamsik

    4 am nag order for release ang judge?????????? ginagawa din ba nila ito sa mga ordinaryong tao?…. same rotten bananas mga kapal muks kayo

    • Bekok

      yan din ang pinagtataka ko.  papano nakapagpalabas ng release order ang judge eh walang pasok?  i smell something fishy.

      • wawa2172

        Ok lang yan, si Padaca nga di nakulong kahit may warrant of arrest na. Si Isko nakulong kahit ilang oras lang at dumaan sa process. Si Lim na pumatay nang maraming magsasaka sa Mendiola di nakulong or nasibak sa posisyon. Pumalpak din siya sa Luneta hostage taking pero wala namang parusa sa kanya.

  • tilamsik

    daming naloko ng boldstar na to hahahhaha… 

  • virgoyap

    “Political harassment” is an easy alibi for many politicians even if their wrongdoings is true and valid. It has become the magic word that saves them of their wrongdoings.

  • brunogiordano

    Ang campaign period para sa local government position ay March 29 to May 11, 2013.

    Feb 16, 2013 pa lang noon sabado, bakit nagagampanya na sila??????

    Against the rule ng COMELEC ang kanilang ginawa.

    Dapat I-disqualify sila ng COMELEC.

    Ebedensya –

    “Lim said he will question before the poll body if there was a violation because the confiscated bingo cards contained the names of former president Joseph Estrada, Moreno and several councilors.”

    • puza65

      ngaun masusubukan ang comelec..

    • Benjamin Solis

      Sige nga,tingnan natin kung ano ang magagawa ng investigation ni mayor Lim at Comelec Chairman Sixto brillantes sa usapin ito.Abangan!
      ,  

  • binatangtagabukid

    simple lng nmn yan kung wala permit and it involves money illegal gambling yan

    • wawa2172

      It is election time kaya ilegal ang Bingo socials and kalaban niya si Isko sa politika. Wrong move however, Filipinos favors the underdog and Lim loss a lot of votes.

      • binatangtagabukid

        ok lng yan wala naman ako pakialam sa maynila bahala naman sila kung bumulusok hahahaha

      • brunogiordano

        “Lim said he will question before the poll body if there was a violation because the confiscated bingo cards contained the names of former president Joseph Estrada, Moreno and several councilors.”

        Ang campaign period para sa local government position ay March 29 to May 11, 2013.

  • Horst Manure

    Politicians are like diaper’s and need to be changed  both for the same reason. 

    • puza65

      full of sh*t…pero lalo silang magkakabwisit bwisit pag nanalo ay moreno at estrada(the convicted president hehehe

  • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

    Malamang si Col Layug hanggang eleksyon na lang, sa kangkungan ang destini nyan sa susunod…

  • wawa2172

    Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim will go to the Commission on Elections to check
    if Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has violated the election code for sponsoring
    a bingo game in Sta. Cruz, Manila Saturday.

    Mayor Lim is not sure na may nilabag na batas, so bakit hinuli at pinakulong. Ikaw na rin ang naghukay sa pagkatalo mo Lim. Kung di ka sigurado walang kaso mayor.

    • brunogiordano

      “Ang campaign period para sa local government position ay March 29 to May 11, 2013.”

    • barangayboso

      Please read the article again…

      1.  May nilabag na batas dahil walang permit… —-> kaya hinuli at pinakulong..

      2.  Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim will go to the Commission on Elections to checkif Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has violated the election code for sponsoringa bingo game in Sta. Cruz, Manila Saturday.  —> this is about election campaigning..

      These are two separate topics..

      Tsk Tsk Tsk.

  • pipsirho

     “Lim said he will question before the poll body if there was a violation
    because the confiscated bingo cards contained the names of former
    president Joseph Estrada, Moreno and several councilors.” => Good case for the COMELEC!!! What is the purpose of the NAMES ON THE BINGO CARDS???

    • brunogiordano

      ELECTIONEERING before MARCH 29, 2013, the start of campaigning for local government positions.

  • Kamoteng_Dilaw

     ganyan talaga pag natanda na, insecure at inggitin. lolo lim, magpalaro ka naman ng Dama sa bawat kanto ng maynila. pati larong bingo sugal na pala. nung araw pampalipas oras lang ito. pocha talagang pilipinas to o….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001646741301 Rudy Rectra

    There is no  exemption when yu viloates the law mayor lim was very correct 

  • pipsirho

    PIGS => Politicians Insatiably Gorging Slop; SLOP in the form of POwer, Public Funds, Dirty Money, Graft, Corruption, Influence Peddling, SHAMELESSNESS, will always fund a way to find a LOOPHOLE in the LAW to continue ENJOYING SLOP for their own personal interest.

    Tuloy tuloy sila sa SABSABAN ng Poder, Pera ng Bayan, Katiwalian, Kurapsyon, Sariling Interes, KAKAPALAN NG MUKHA!!! 

  • puza65

    pag si estrada at moreno ang nanalo lalong lulubog ang maynila…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRPSEPOKCEYJPXM73RSBL22HNQ P Abi

    pano naging illegal ang binggo? sa mga SM maraming binggohan ipasara mo rin mayor lim

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000643515207 Jojo Aquino

       bawal pag walang permit ganun lang kasimple un.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    Pati karton ng bingo nilalagyan na ng pangalan ni Plunderer ERAP at ISKONG KULANGOT …KAPAL TALAGA NG MGA KARA…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AFKGCAJJKWVTHSE5DO7YDTOIDU Malaki

    Chinese Alfredo Lim ang Babaw mo,,cheap move…pag may negative comment cheap din.

  • kypros

    typical of what we. filipinos, vote. pa-underdog, kailangang pag usapan, walang pakialam sa tama o mali dahil ang importante makuha ang simpatiya! sa huli sino ba ang nagiging kawawa?

    sa kakarampot na ibinibigay sa inyo ng mga politiko na mga iyan, gaano nila iyan binabawi sa inyo mga yan? sige nga, MAGKANO NA SIGARILYO NYO NGAYON???!!!  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Hahaha! Ganyan talaga. Bantayan mo ang kaaway at susulpot bigla. Style ni Mayor Lim, style ng Intsik na lumala dahil nahaloan ng dayang Pinoy.

  • Jason_Voorhees

    Pinagloloko lang kayo ng mga pulitiko na yan e!

  • padrefaura

    whether lim is correct or not, that arrest was definitely a bad move. lalo na dismissed agad ang kaso dahil walang ebidensya. 

    lim just gave isko and erap a lot of sympathy votes. 

  • kismaytami

    Bistado ang dirty tactics ni dirty harry. Hindi patas lumaban. Mga tsekwa nga naman.

  • boybakal

    Bingo….ipinahuli ni Mayor…for benevolent purpose po Mayor ang Bingo….for Charity.
    Yon pong SAKLA ang dami…yon po ang sugal.
    Si Mayor naman Bastos parang di Espada, Kupas na talaga is Mayor, mahina na ang Oros.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMILZVJMPLRYOGFXL6PPNEVS24 Mike Arroyo

    Style mo Lim bulok!

  • kolambogan

    Ang mga walang utak at hunghang na politico walang kayang ipromote kundi sugal o gamitin ang kanilang pagka artista para humakot ng tao (prospective bobotante). Wala naman silang pinupuntirya kundi yaong mga mahihirap na kahit pambili ng gatas ng kanilang mga sanggol o pansigarilyo, o kahit pang mamam ay ipupusta basta lang makita si dating artista o politico na ang tunay na layunin ay magmagaling sa kanilang harapan. In short ang kunwaring charity, at perang malilikom ay galing din sa mga mahihirap na tumatangkilik sa mga hunghang na politico (bihira sa kakaunting mga hindi hirap at naghihikahos ang tumangkilik sa mga pakulong katulad ng bingo o anumang Charity kuno), resulta iboboto na sila pag nabola, tinustusan pa ang kanilang modus operandi. Yan ang mga walanghiyang politico, magaling salaulain ang isipan at kabuhayan ng mamamayan. Katulad ng mga sanay na sanay na luma at bagong artista, na sumikat at sumisikat pa dahil sa suporta ng mga walang-walang kawawang masa na kahit gutom basta mapanood lang ang mga kunwaring gutom at api kuno sa pelikulang tabing ay pinaghihirapang pag-ipunan, makita lang si artistang api at poor sa pelikula, pero mga nuknukan ng yaman (o yumaman na sa pamamagitan ni pangkaraniwang Juan) sa tunay na buhay ay mga nagsisipagpasasa sa piso-piso ng milyong Filipinong nakuhang sila’y panoorin at ihalal na walang kapalit kundi ang sila’y gutuming dilat at turuang magsugal para patuloy silang nakalubog sa kumunoy ng kahirapan at kamangmangan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

    sabi ni lim  ” no one is above the law ”  siya ang exception.  sa 3 barangay na pinagdausan ng bingo, TALO  ka lim (ahong).  madi LIM  ang maynila ke LIM.

  • imongredneck

    Isko, is just following a letter of instruction from a dead, deposed dictator.

    • Labandera1

      Correct following the letter of instruction from a dead, corrupt, abusive,  deposed dictator na naka frozen ngayon sa Batac Ilocos Norte no other then dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr…..Itaktak ang UNA at e-rampa ang Liberal Party………dadagan pa ng dalawa na sina Barabas(Binay) at si Estas(Estrada) tagapagtanggol ng katiwalian…..

  • disqusted0fu

    Law enforcers act so quick when administration opponents are involved in the allegations but they either act delayed or don’t act at all when it’s about administration allies. The only one who acts is Pnoy, and he more often than not comes to the rescue by absolving them and even bailing them out at times.

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