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Moreno’s arrest not party matter, says LP

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Manila Councilor  Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso  show his hand after finger printing at Police Station 3 allegedly crime engagin of Illegal gambling a Bingo game in Sta. Cruz, Manila.ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines–The Liberal Party (LP) has distanced itself from the arrest of Manila Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso over the weekend, saying it is “not a party matter.”

Domagoso, a former actor known as Isko Moreno, is the running mate of former President Joseph Estrada who is running for mayor of Manila under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). The two are running against incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and councilor Lou Veloso under the Liberal Party.

“This is an isolated incident. Walang kinalaman ang LP dito. Dapat silang managot kung anong batas ang kanilang nilabag (LP is not involved in this incident. But they should be charged for whatever law they have violated),” Eastern Samar Representative and Team PNoy Spokesman Ben Evardone said Monday at a press conference at the Liberal Party Headquarters in Cubao.

“Kahit si Mayor Lim walang kinalaman diyan…This is not a party matter but a violation of a law,” he added.

Moreno was arrested and detained on Saturday afternoon for allegedly engaging in illegal gambling. Also arrested and detained were Councilors Jong Isip, Joel Chua, Benny Ang, Yul Servo and Maria Asuncion Fuguso.

Moreno and the other councilors were released past midnight for lack of evidence.

Moreno and the councillors allegedly sponsored a bingo game that reportedly attracted some 500 people in Manila’s Blumentritt area.


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Tags: Elections 2013 , Francisco Domagoso , Isko Moreno , Liberal Party , Metro , News


  • Guest

    When Isko Moreno chose to cast his lot with Erap, he should have known what he was getting into and what was coming. Mayor Lim may have a fondness for being high-handed but Isko Moreno is also no saint. If Isko Moreno’s case drags on beyond May 2013 elections and Erap loses, Isko Moreno has no guarantee that Erap will still be around to support him. Based on local surveys in Manila, Isko Moreno’s chances of getting reelected are also looking dim. Meanwhile, Mayor Lim unofficially has the full backing of the palace and by extension the state. In the end, Isko Moreno will just be another collateral damage of the fight between Asiong Salonga and Dirty Harry. Or the bigger fight between PNoy and his perceived enemies. Disloyalty or political persecution, Isko Moreno only has himself to blame for failing to read the political climate correctly and jumping ship too soon.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Kung mahalal si Erap, di naman si Isko ang susunod na mayor kung hindi anak rin ni Erap. Dalawa na controlled na towns ng Estrada… Manila at San Juan. Ang San Juan kay Guia at ang Manila kay Laarni. Asa pa tong si Isko the gullible.

      • Bekok

        langya….puro kabit ni erap.

      • Guest

        hilaw pa si Isko at mababaw pa mag-isip. pero kahit anu pa man, may kuya Germs pa rin na nagmamahal sa kanya.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Ayaw na daw ni Kuya Germs. Matanda na daw si Isko. Makunat na. Di tulad nong mga Walang tulugan teenagers nya.

    • nakawan

      Asiong Salonga vs Dirty Harry– quick draw na lang magpatayan na lang sila sa Tondo!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7US4SIEZOJLP4A3BQLYYDY6UWQ Kim

    Moreno and the other councilors were released past midnight for lack of evidence…
    bakit pa hinuli kung lack of evidence…yan ang foolish natin…..

  • mekeni62

    parusahan kung nagkasala sa batas pero iyong walang kinalaman si Lim or LP? wala namang gaguhan. hindi naman lahat nauuto.

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

    Siguro nuong sinabe ng spokespam ng LP na wala silang kinalaman sa pangyayaring ito, HUMABA din ang ILONG nito na parang si PINNOCHIO…..

    • Bekok

      sino?…..si GMA at Garcia?  Ah oo totoong sunungaling ang mga yan.

  • UrHONOR

    WALA ding kinalaman si Mike Alolong dyan!

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

       Ako na naman!?

      • Jason_Voorhees

        Oo ikaw nga!

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

         Wala akong kinalaman dyan. Sa helicopter deal meron. lol

      • UrHONOR

        HA HA HA…..bilib ako sa Mike, you always keep yourself abreast of the goings-on to protect your Lolongite INTEGRITY 

  • lolo_Jose

    BAKA ikaw ang POTANG INA?
    BAKA IKAW ANG WALANG HIYA AT SIRA ULO?
    PALALAGAY KO MALAPIT KA NG MA KARMA
    SIGURO MAS KA PA SA TARANTADONG HAYOP!!!
    ALAM KO MAHIGIT SA SAMPO ID MO, KAYA SIGE LANG
    LIKE KA NG LIKE SA SARILI MO…

  • timawa99

    Sugbuanon86, sa mga comments na yan, dapat kang ipa trace ng NBI.
    Bakit mo minumura si PNOY, eh pangulo natin yan!
    Ikaw ang walang hiya!

    • josefe38

      ANO, IPA TRACE SA NBI? TOTOO NAMAN WALANG HIYA, SIRA ULO. TARANTADO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5VHQBOCVKHSTJNHNES75BJKGA allan

    POTANG INA MO RIN LOL
    LOKOLOKO

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

    KINANTOT NG LOLO MO ANG NANAY MO IKAW ANG LUMABAS KAYA GANYAN ANG UGALI MONG POTANG INA KA ! ANONG TAWAG MO SA SARILE MO KUNDI DEMONYO..

  • indiosbravos2002

    Ampotah, di lang pala fan ni Gwendoling Garcia eto pati ni GMA. Nasaktan pa si loko nang natawag na p@ta si GMA. hahahaha

    • Bekok

      kaya pala sira ulo ni sugbuanon86…GMA at Garcia supporter pala. yuuccckkk

  • Ed Molina

    uy crush nya si mar. gusto masolo sa kulungan :)

  • Bekok

    may topak ka.  eewwww

  • phantomofhope

    yari kayo pag manalo si ERAP hehe

  • w33k3nd3r

    Whoever wins the Manila mayoralty, PLEASE CLEAN THE CITY UP!!!

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

    Labanan ni Dirty Hari vs Harry ng Tondo.

  • disqusted0fu

    As usual, team Pnoy is quick in washing their hands clean. If these guys violated the law way before or after election season, they probably would not have been arrested. But since it was done during election season, then they just gave their opposing party a perfect opportunity to persecute them. Prosecution is just secondary here. That’s what’s sad about law enforcement nowadays, it is only done at a particular time and only to certain people, particularly administration foes.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UMLWYVHWEWLYXKPLA257CAKG4Y khadafi

      DURA LEX, ZED LEX

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

    Sentro tayo sa issue.
    May nilabag ba o wala?
    Huwag kayong magtago sa phrase na “political harassment”.

  • rouelcalzita

    Mr. Noo…kie Ben this is a party matter. Isko Moreno has admitted that City Council used Binggo for a period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
    City Council used to do for long years since then Mr. Lim & Mr. Isko were still party mate.
    The arresting police officer admitted that somebody instructed him to do so.

  • Labandera1

    Bingo!!!! Huli ang UNA sugarol, mayayabang. Si Isko Moreno ay ang bagong Gwen Garcia ng Maynila. Hinamon niya ang pulis na hulihin siya at ng hulihin siya nagsampa ng reklamo. At siyempre come to the rescue kaagad ang tagapagtanggol ng nakawaan at katiwalian sina Binay at Estrada ang Barabas at Estas ng Pilipinas. Dispose the untouchables, Iwanan ang UNA at e-rampa ang LP sa tuwid na daan..

  • OrlandoFurioso987

    There goes the Peace Covenant. :)

  • reforms

    sila mismo yan nang hire nang pulis na arestuhin sila….. para mukhang mabaho ang kalabanm nila, si mayor lim at ang LP binabaho ni isko moreno……propaganda yan at consipracy



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