Brillantes: We can’t investigate Aquino over PhilHealth distribution at LP rally

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: Sabotage. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot investigate President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged use of government resources during one of the Liberal Party’s (LP)campaign sorties because he still has immunity, Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Thursday.

Several labor groups had filed before the Comelec a letter-complaint Wednesday urging the poll body to investigate an incident last February 14 in which LP local government officials allegedly distributed PhilHealth cards and three kilos of rice to indigent residents in Bohol.

The incident had taken place some 200 meters from a motorcade of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), according to the three-page letter of Anakpawis partylist, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), and Unyon ng Mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA).

“The distribution should have been done several months ahead of the election period that officially started last February 12,” the groups said. “The distribution of such medical assistance should have been done by public health officials on ordinary days and not by the president and his allies currently on the campaign trail.”

Brillantes, in an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM, said, “Hindi naman natin pwede imbestigahan eh may immunity ang president (We cannot launch an investigation because the President enjoys immunity).”

He further said that the distribution of PhilHealth cards should not by suspended just because it was the election period and that it was for the benefit of the public.

“These are not actually forms of campaigning, hindi naman dapat itigil ng executive [department] everything it’s doing just because of the forthcoming elections,” he said.

Brillantes said that it was fine “unless it is directly related to the campaign. It’s also not right to question why it is being given [or that] it should have been given before or … after the election.”

The groups urged Comelec to “admonish, warn, insist” that Aquino stop leading the campaign of the administration. Brillantes however said that it is not illegal for an incumbent president to support his party in the election.

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  • KpTUL

    Mr President, you have been criticizing PGMA regarding the Philhealth thingy, also the standard operating procedure of malacanyang of holding hostage the pork barrel of the congresmen who are criticial to her admin. Now what are you doing ? You seemed kinda happy of doing ala Gloria ! seriosuly mr president ????? 

    • leomar101

       hahaha! ngayon mo lang alam na mas masahol pa siya kay  Arroyo. Bakit kamo dahil mas malaki ang  pork niya at  unaccounted fund kay sa kay Arroyo. bwahahaha

      • Bekok

        uy si Pandak rumeresbak hehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNIHT5LCE64MX4FNLRC5I27IGM reden castillo

        Uyyyy si gloriang pandka na palaging naka brace umaatake hehehe. kaya ka palaging naka brace kasi ayaw mo lumabas lahat ng kinain mo na galing sa NAKAW hahahha

  • magiting78

    At mali cla ng dinulugan, dapat sandigang bayan or Obudsman kc pundo n pinag uusapan d2 hnd gamit ng gobyerno…

  • $23257130

    at vukhet naman tanda. tuta ka kamo ni abnoytard. ppppppppppwweeeehhh kadiri eeeeeeewwwwwwwwww

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNIHT5LCE64MX4FNLRC5I27IGM reden castillo

      baklang magnanakaw na katulad ni pandak eeeewwwwwww kadiri hahaha

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

    Ah  ganon ba ? kung namigay ng Philhealth card si GMA noon ay ginagawa rin namin ngayon ? ay aba ano na ba ang nangyayari sa mga ulo namin. ?

  • Guest

    Brillantes: Aquino has immunity. So f*cuk off!

    • Bekok

      inggit lang kayo lol

  • humanaso

    Giving away free Phil health cards and free rice is not free to the tax payers which paid for it. So in essence, LP is using our money from the fruits of our labor to influence voters in “his” favor.

     

    • opinyonlangpo

      In essence  better than pocketing your money as his yearly bonus.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    His mentor is GMA.

    • JuanTamadachi

      LOL

  • popeyee

    maaaring hindi illegal na mangampanya si Penoy para sa LP pero illegal ang gamitin nila ang buwis namin para sa pangangapanya nila? Bwisit!!!!!!!!!! Paliwanag mo Brillantes puro palusot…

  • popeyee

    Yan ang daany MATUWAD  ni PEnoy..

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    “The Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot investigate President
    Benigno Aquino III for his alleged use of government resources during
    one of the Liberal Party’s (LP)campaign sorties because he still has
    immunity, Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Thursday.”

    Ano tawag ni Farinas duon?

    ah, PALUSOT si ako. ahahaha

    • scorpio15

      Kung sa pagka akala mo ay Palusot lang yon, di mag-file ka ng kaso kontra sa Presidente.

      • bahaykubo1015

        Tuta ka talaga ni Abnoy!!!!

      • Bekok

        tuta ka talaga ni Pandak at Maligno.

      • scorpio15

        Utak Alimasag ka lang igan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNIHT5LCE64MX4FNLRC5I27IGM reden castillo

        isa ka naman sa mga kawatan ni PANDAK… wala naba madelihensya hehehe.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Maybe I will.

        This also proves that PNoy is no better than all those politicians who say one thing, then do the other.

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

    It should not be suspended. But it should be timed. Tonto!

  • bahaykubo1015

    Brillantes was terrified!!!! If he investigates Abnoy talsik sya sigurado…..

    • Lakan Dupil

       Common sense lang naman yan Brod. Sabihin din kaya natin na hindi pwede tumulong si Binay sa mga nangangailangang OFW dahil sya ay nasa UNA.

      • JaePablo

        tumulong… hindi nagpamudmod… LOL! 

      • popeyee

        pamumudbod is different from tumutulong..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

      Brillantes is brilliant! Hello, kahit sinong lawyer alam na may immunity ang president from suits while in office. Hay nako, kayong mga Communists, baba nga kayo sa bukid at mag-aral para may silbi naman kayo sa bayan.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    • Jason_Voorhees

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha!….Bakit tayo tumatawa?

  • patukar

    May kasabihan nga na ang magnanakaw galit sa kapwa magnanakaw. Parehas lang na politico na nag aanyong anghel!

    • Jason_Voorhees

      Sino po ang magnanakaw? ang alam ko ginamit niya ang pondo at ibinigay sa tao pero hindi niya kinuha para sa bulsa niya! ang binigyan naman niya e yung mga nangangailangan at hindi ang mga alipores niya. Hintayin mo munang magsilid siya ng pera saka mo sabihing magnanakaw siya. Nagpapaniwala kasi kayo sa mga party list na yan e!

      • popeyee

        Kung di pagnanakaw yan o di pang gagantso…ipinamumudbod nya yan sa panahon ng pangangapanyan para sa kanyang mga tuta..di ba panloloko yan?

      • Jason_Voorhees

        Hindi ako pro aquino o pro GMA. The point is tumulong ang mga presidente at the expense of the Government. Ok sa panahon ng election kailangan niya ang mga kasama para tumulong sa kanya at maasahan na tutulong naman sa atin. Ikaw ba maging presidente gusto mo na me tao ka na di mapagkakatiwalaan? tutal nadun na din siya nakikita niya kung sino talaga ang dapat tulungan o di tulungan mo na. at least hindi pa din siya magnanakaw.  

      • patukar

        Isang paraan yan lalo na sa panahon ng halalan kagaya ng nakaraang politico na best friend ni Pnoy na si GMA at ngayon ganon din na pamamaraan siguro Idol ni Pnoy un nakaraan Politicong naka upo dati sa Malacanyan.

      • Jason_Voorhees

        kung sinasabi mong nagnakaw si GMA e yun e sa ibang paraan at hindi sa ganyan. Itaga mo sa bato lahat ng presidente gagawin yan dahil yan pagtulong at hindi pagnakaw.

  • luzviminda88

    Aquino isn’t a candidate so he did not violate any comelec laws. His giving anything is his prerogative as the president unless he violated any existing law then that’s the time he can be impeached like Estrada. However, if he doles Phil health cards this election period then we must be thankful for the poor people are being benefitted.

    • Avery_23

      It is illegal!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNIHT5LCE64MX4FNLRC5I27IGM reden castillo

    weder weder lang yan mga igan… hindi naman siguro aabot si pinoy sa pagsakay ng wheelchair at magpa brace ng leeg para hindi lumabas lahat ng kinain galing sa NAKAW bwahahahaha….

  • JaePablo

    Tropa tropa lang din hahahahah! 

  • boybakal

    Brillantes: We can’t investigate Aquino over PhilHealth distribution at LP rally…

    Don’t worry…Pnoy has more or less three years to go…Time flies fast.
    He is not immune comes 2016.

    • Ronald

      He will still be immune if Mr. Palengke becomes the next president.

  • Avery_23

    Well, that’s Aquino’s anti-corruption to you!

  • Sugbuanon86

    POTANG INA MO PNOY!

    HAYOP KANG UGOK KA!

    ANG GALING MONG TUMIRA KAY GMA DAHIL SA PAMIMIGAY NG PHILHEALTH CARDS, EH IKAW PALA ANG NUMERO UNONG TAGA MUDMOD NITO.

    SIRA ULO KANG ANAK NI CORY!

    CORRUPT AT SINUNGALING KANG KALBO KA!

    AT LEAST SI GMA, MATALINO.

    EH IKAW?

    BOBO NA….CORRUPT PA!

    YOU PIECE OF S H 1 T!!!

    • edmondP

       wow! very constructive criticism. very professional.

  • popeyee

    Mr. Brillantes, yes the president is immune from suite but it does not mean na OK lang na gawin nya yong paggamit ng aming mga buwis para sa pangangampanya ng kanyang alipores…

  • where_I_stand

    the hypocrisy of daang matuwid.

  • Febien Lopez

    Hehehe! subukan mong kasuhan si Presidente ewan lang kung saan ka pulutin Mr. Brillantes. Pag kinasuhan mo si President mawawalan ng brillo ang brillante mo! Nakita mo naman ang katayuan ni, GMA, Morato, Corona, Garcia, Espino Erap, Marcos, at marami pang iba marami na dadagdag ka pa! Kahit walang immunity si Pres. Aquino mas magandang manahimik ka na lang para sa katahimikan ng iyong buhay.

  • JasonBieber

    Hahaha…this is so funny.

    The Comelec had no choice but to spell it out and say that they can’t do anything to keep the President in-check come election time. So basically Team PNoy candidates can do whatever they want as long as they course it through PNoy since PNoy has immunity.

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

    During GMA’s time. she was immune from suit, but not immune to investigation,if the congress can investigate her, so why this independent Comelec could’nt ?

  • disqusted0fu

    Of course… Pnoy and his supported party are again excused from all kinds of rules, in campaigning or even in the rules of the land in general. I can almost guarantee that if it was another party who did this it will be an immediate sanction. Basically, what Brillantes is saying is that Pnoy and team Pnoy can do pretty much whatever they want for their advantage and there’s nothing the Comelec can do since Pnoy has immunity.

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

    dapat kase di na sumama sa mga kampanyahan at maraming dapat asikasuhin ang presidente. ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganitong klase. tsk tsk.

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