Ricardo Penson seeks to represent those left out

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SENATORIAL CANDIDATE PENSON. Ricardo Penson: Political dynasties, root of all evil. What’s wrong is normal. INQUIRER PHOTO

For businessman Ricardo Penson, the lone independent candidate for senator, running for office is part of his continuing personal and public battle against political dynasties.

“Political dynasties are the root of all evil in our country—whether political, socioeconomic or cultural. It disenfranchises our people, it subverts the will of the people,” Penson said in an interview.

After keeping away from politics for a number of years, Penson reemerged last November to launch the Krusada Kontra Dynasty, which he said was spurred by the announcement of the senatorial slates of the administration and opposition coalitions.

“They couldn’t even complete a lineup of 12 people, out of 96 million Filipinos, which is disheartening. Candidacies are based on name recall and popularity. What is wrong has become the norm here. Look at our Senate now, have you heard of any good debates lately? Not in the last two decades you haven’t,” he said.

Mad at dynasties

Penson is pleased that many candidates have adopted antipolitical dynasty slogans. “The people are mad at and tired of dynasties. I’m glad that people have jumped on the bandwagon. I’m glad that it’s finally reaching the awareness of the voters,” he said.

“This (May 2013 polls) is the pivotal election in [our] history. If we do not reduce, substantially, political dynasties, it’s a matter of which political dynasty will rule us in 2016,” he said.

Penson has filed a case with the Commission on Elections for the disqualification of candidates who were “obviously” from political dynasties. Earlier, he joined in petitioning the Supreme Court to compel Congress to pass a law defining dynasties but the high tribunal junked the suit, citing the separation of powers principle and the political question doctrine.

Born in Caloocan City in 1952, Penson studied at San Beda College and then at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

He said he became a member while in college of the leftist Kabataan Makabayan, which was involved in progressive issues and in the fight against the Marcos dictatorship. He was arrested and detained in Camp Crame for five days in 1978.

Penson said he was beaten up and tortured. He pointed to a scar on his forehead, which he said he sustained when he was hit with a gun by a soldier. He said he never again saw the two youth leaders who were arrested with him.

‘Secret friends’

With the help of “secret friends” in the military, Penson fled the country and lived in exile in the United States, returning only after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Penson said he helped his late father Cecilio, a lawyer, in privately advising several members of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution to make sure that the abuses of the old regime would never be repeated.

He said he also got to know about conditions in the country when he served from 1987 to 1992 as a special assistant for national security and political affairs at the Office of the President.

In 1992, Penson, who then chaired the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Liberal Party coalition in Quezon City, ran for Congress in Quezon City’s 3rd district but was defeated by movie actor Dennis Roldan. The seat was eventually held for most of the next 15 years by another political family.

People not ready

“I learned that our people were not yet ready for true-blue platform-based elections, that instead of changing, our political landscape was evolving into what is now in place, which is based on popularity and name recall. There is no discussion of platforms at all, which is sad,” he said.

Penson also blames political parties for focusing on how to get votes rather than strengthening political platforms.

“Through the years, none of the political parties matured. More political dynasties were created to a point that every election, political parties seek out the dynasties for the command vote. It’s not the dynasty that sticks to one party,” he said.

He rejects the argument that even the United States supposedly also has political dynasties.

“It’s really crazy to compare us with America. The Bushes have always been Republicans, the Kennedys have always been Democrats, they never switch parties, they always carried the platform of the party. But here it’s a different story. Political dynasties are the party,” he said.

Business ventures

Penson later busied himself with his business ventures, concentrating on infrastructure projects. He is the chair and chief executive officer of Ausphil Tollways Corp., the private proponent of the multibillion-peso North Luzon East Expressways (NLEE) project linking Metro Manila to Cagayan Valley.

He is also president of Philco Aero Inc., the private proponent of the Clark International Airport Terminal 2 project; chair and CEO of Penson & Co. Inc., which is engaged in infrastructure projects related to renewable energy; and executive committee chair and director of Defense Resources Inc., a contractor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Penson is also director of RP Studios Inc., an independent film producer and advertiser, and of the Stallion Football Club, one of the original football clubs in the United Football League under the umbrella of the Philippine Football Federation.

However, even as his net worth grew, Penson said he could not resist joining civic, social and political movements. He said it was the antipolitical dynasty cause that motivated him to run for public office again.

“How can you enjoy your wealth when you see your neighbors impoverished? Forty percent of our families don’t even know where to get their next meal. How can you enjoy yourself? That’s why I offered myself to this service,” he said.

“I represent the change that was forthcoming for so many times in this country. I represent the people who are always left out every time we proclaim that there are changes in our nation,” he added.

 

Show biz marriage

Penson became a part of the show biz world when he married actress Dina Bonnevie in 1988. Their marriage was later annulled.

“People would still ask me about it but after a while, they are more interested in knowing what you have to say and what your platforms are. That’s already the past, she’s in a better place now and already remarried,” he said.

Earlier, in a television interview, he denied reports that he beat up his ex-wife and that this was the reason she sued for annulment. The Quezon City court that granted the annulment, however, ruled that it was Bonnevie who was psychologically unfit.

“I never did that (the beating). Court records are there, medical records. They’re public,” Penson said, adding that while he and Bonnevie say “hello” whenever they run into each other, he does not consider themselves friends anymore.

Penson said people also ask him about his relationship with his older sister, Margie Penson-Juico, the chair of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

Different opinions

He said they have not been on speaking terms since the Aquino administration took office but they say “hello” when they see each other.

“We used to be very close. But there’s really no animosity. It’s just that we have very different opinions on a lot of things, especially since she joined the government. I have a very different view on how public service should be,” he said.

“She (Juico) is the only one in my family who does not profess support [for his candidacy],” Penson said.

He said he supported President Aquino’s presidential campaign in 2010 and even contributed money.

“The way he vocalizes the trend for change, it’s correct. But the way it’s being implemented, the way it’s being acted on, I don’t agree,” he said of the President.

His No. 1 supporter is his mother, Nena. “She told me that if winning will make me a better person, then she prays to God that I will win. But if winning will make me change my character, then never mind,” he said.

Spent almost P10M

Penson admits to having spent almost P10 million in the campaign so far. He said he was only spending his personal money and does not want to solicit campaign funds from anyone “because we don’t intend to have any strings attached.”

His companies have supported his campaign by lending him a helicopter, a plane and even a boat so he can reach the more remote provinces.

He distributes buttons and whistles showing neither his face nor his name but the logo of the Krusada Kontra Dynasty.

Penson has gained the support of several party-list groups like the OFW Family, Ating Guro, Ang Nars and 1 BAP. He also has the endorsement of Sanlakas and Partido Lakas ng Masa. The Krusada Kontra Dynasty, which includes civil society leaders like Eddie Roces, is also supporting his Senate bid.

He has people campaigning for him in Muslim Mindanao, among them actor Robin Padilla. Penson said he met Padilla when the latter was incarcerated at New Bilibid Prison. Penson said he was teaching at a school for convicts set up by his father at the state penitentiary.

For RH law, divorce

Penson said he supports the reproductive health law because it does not force abortion and does not coerce anyone to use contraceptives. He also supports the divorce bill but only for couples with serious and irreconcilable problems, not those that are petty.

He also backs a diplomatic solution to the Sabah claim and the West Philipine Sea dispute but warns against relying too much on the US for Philippine defense.

He said he would like to emulate the late senators Lorenzo Tañada and Jose Diokno, who defended the rights of the common man and were brilliant legislators.

Focus on issues

On suggestions that he should have run for the House instead of the Senate, he replied: “I’m 60 now. My expertise is now more on issues and matters that can be held better in the Senate. I don’t want to be in a den with 240 rowdy people. I enjoy my peace at 60 so I think it’s more manageable in a group of 23 rowdy people.”

Asked if he may have reason to later regret spending his money on the senatorial campaign, he said:

“How can you regret something you do for the people? I can’t just give everyone money, that’s not teaching them how to fish. But I can bring the message to them and let them know the empowerment that is within their reach, but which they have not exercised. I think that’s payment enough, that’s very good compensation.”

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  • Bansot

    HE is an honest, highly qualified and promising Senator for a better Philippines!!. I wish our people would remember him come election time!!. You’ll get my vote and that of my friends and families Mr Penson!!!!

    • amapangarap

      nakasabay ko one time yan sa isang airline counter, pinagmumura nya yung staff dahil lang sa hinahanapan sya ng ID when he presented his credit card. Honest? baka, qualified? NO WAY!!!

      ROTFL

      • Bansot

        I was not there so I can’t deny nor confirm your allegation.. Is it possible that it is a case of mistaken identity??? He normally travels business class so the check in counter is usually different

      • amapangarap

        true. most of the time i was told yung kapatid nya pumupunta para magbayad. btw, its not the check-in counter, sa town office nung airline nangyari yun

      • amapangarap

        that office was very small kaya dinig na dinig lahat pagmumura nya and i was next in line after him. the airline staff asked him for his ID, and his reply was PVUTANG INA, di mo ba ako kilala? mas edukado pa sa kanya yung empleyado, sagot lang sa kanya, hindi nyo po kailangan mag mura.

        Hahaha. tao nga naman

      • Bansot

        You’r lying through your teeth. His travel arrangements are done through the internet and by his personal secretary, so there is no reason for him to be at that office. VIPs never do that. It appears to me that you don’t have a basic understanding of how global transactions operate. Accounts are no longer settled over the counter but rather through the computer . Stop spreading false accusation.

      • amapangarap

        sorry to rain down on your parade but airlines classify VIP’s as heads of states only. not some employees of companies that is not even on the top100

      • Bansot

        what an ignoramus!!!

      • amapangarap

        who? your boss? hahaha!

      • Bansot

        Bull …..he never deals with fly by night offices.. he is a business executive

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! gusto mo describe ko pa kung ano suot mo nun eh. LOL

      • Bansot

        Either you’re dreaming, making up a story. lying or all of the above..Executives like Mr Penson never go to the airline office for any reason, because they have their personal secretary to do it  for them. As well business customers, VIP, and regular travellers do not pay over the counter. They’re provided with charge account in all major airlines , and payments of these accounts are done per statement on periodic basis , via bank to bank or internet banking. Foremost this is the first time that I’ve heard  about an airline asking for ID while a client is at their premises. If there is an identlty issue airline staff will normally ask the person concerned in a very private manner. Can you please tell me what airline are you refering to and which branch did this happen? Mr Penson also oftentimes travel by chartered aircraft paid for by the company or by business VIP, and in either case he never goes to the airline office nor to the counter.

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! sorry mr penson if i hurt you, but im just telling a first hand experience :-)

      • Bansot

        You mean your normal way of boasting and telling lies ???, Ha !ha!, you don’t improve yourself nor help anyone by doing that. You can do something better!!!

      • amapangarap

        Do you actually believe that additional exclamation points will make your argument any better? hahaha!

        VIP? really?

      • Bansot

        what do you think???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ABX6VOZNIXWFCCEA3G4XPOWPLA JJ

    ok ka Dick Penson! i appreciate the anti-political dynasty advocacy you fight for. sad to say, you are not likely to make it to the magic 12 :(

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Mr. Penson, try to refute first the scientific and creative justification of Bam Aquino on political dynasty:

    “Like all bacteria, there are good and bad bacteria. In the same way, there are good political dynasties and bad political dynasties.”

    • pinay173

      hmmm……..

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      there’s NO good political dynasties.

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

        not according to my Bam. read up on his credentials.

      • kolambogan

        Your Bam?

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    ahh dati na rin pala nag ambisyon sa politika natalo ni d roldan tapos nag tago sa u.s.a tapos naging executive pag balik ng pinas ..so old trapo ka din na hinde nanalo so byee and kiss goodbye sayang 10 m mo at madadagdagan pa to the last minutes ng kampanyahan

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    Dick, ako, kasama ang pamilya ko, ikakampanya ka namin, promis.

    • amapangarap

      seryoso? kilala mo sya personally? i have seen how arrogant this mofo is in person.

      • Bansot

        I think you’re lying!!!. Tell us what the name of the airline is so that we can verify!!

      • amapangarap

        omg! mr penson is that you????

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!, I wish !!!

      • amapangarap

        so how much is he paying you? LOL

      • Bansot

        Sorry, not everything is for sale. I help others for free if I believe in their principle.

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

    Vote for HENSON,and the other Independent candidates. NO to UNA & LP.

    • amapangarap

      hahaha! alam mo ba kung gano kahambog yang si penson?

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

        I will not consider a personal issue, a national interest is everybody’s concern. change the old and corrupt political parties.

      • amapangarap

        yup. until you get to see his true colors

      • mg_harrier

        sino kaya nagbayad sa yo at lahat na lang ng may gusto kay penson ay sinasagot mo?sige nga sinu-sino ba mga kandidato mo ha?i am for him against political dynasty.

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! eh di iboto mo. i dont give a flying sh1t. you talk as if you personally know this scumbag

      • Bansot

        Hey Mr… amapangarap or who ever you are. Please understand that we are discussing here an important issue which is crucial to our desire of improving our government. We encourage readers to share their opinion, knowledge or information which can help us in choosing the right candidates. Making up false accusation which you can’t back up by facts is moral defamation

      • amapangarap

        hohumm. of course i can back it up mr penson! i can tell where you were going that time and exactly what your wearing. but knowing your charachter, im not that dumb to post that here. sino nga ba naman yung abang staff na yun sayo ;-)

      • Bansot

        HA!ha!. you merely reveal your ignorance. People like him don’t need to go to the airline office for any reason as everything are done through the computers by their personal assistants.In most modern countries, e-tickets are commonly used just to inform you and maybe lessen  your ignorance

      • amapangarap

        here you go again with this “people like him” sh!t. hahaha. He was there to pay for his ticket and this particular airline does not accept payment over the internet. I can tell you what airline exactly is that but that would be revealing too much information. And unlike you, i have nothing to gain by being an apologist for this arrogant pr!ck. hahaha

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!, sure you’ll reveal so much of your ignorance… payment over the counter is a procedure practiced during the time of Magellan. You were only there for a short time and you knew his purpose for being there as well, and that the company does not accept payment by internet??.. how is that possible??

      • amapangarap

        Good thing you acknowledged I was there and when I saw him..freakin apologists..I just ownd you.

        nuff said. LOL

      • Bansot

        With 10 Million people in Manila and you  can remember him and the color of his clothes…you can tell that to the saint and perhaps they’ll believe you!! 

      • amapangarap

        its not my fault im not senile like you. :P

      • Bansot

        You contradict your own statements, that’s how I knew that you are lying. You said that he was there to pay for his ticket? So why would they asked him for an ID when he was merely paying for his account.If ever the airline will ask for an ID is when the customer opened an account or does a booking not at the time of paying. Again he does not; have to be there personally,since his assistant can do that for him. As you even said (another lie) you heard that his brother usually does this for him.

      • amapangarap

        Ah, its pretty obvious that you dont even have a credit card. And you need to work on your reading comprehension as well.

        I mentioned with my previous post that he got mad because the airline staff asked for an ID when he presented his credit card. But I suppose since your a stooge, you wouldnt understand, right?

        “If ever the airline will ask for an ID is when the customer opened an account or does a booking not at the time of paying.” Paki-ulit. dumugo utak ko sa sinabi mo.LOL.

        Why on earth would a passenger open an account with an airline? @#!@#@%^!!!

        And if get your confusing statement correctly, are you saying that the airline will ask for an ID at the time of booking?? Do you even know what your saying? hahaha!

        The apologist in you cant deny the fact that I even know the name of his brother(ah perhaps the name is just a wild guess, eh?). Pretty sure next thing you’d be telling me his brother is a VIP as well. hahaha!

        like i said, i owned you mofo.

      • Bansot

        You have no idea how business transactions work.Regular and corporate clients like him have a charge account with major airlines.Payment of account is done through the computer, and that’s SOP in all alirlines. Even paying by credit card is done through computers on line banking. Perhaps you ‘ve been left behind by technology. Correct ID is not needed when paying an account, but maybe at the time the customer applied for that account. But the fact that he is a regular traveller, then he is well known to the airline . By the way, airline won’t open a small office because it is not cost effective or you don’t know the difference between an airline office and an agency ticketing office?? You have a long way to learn!!

      • Guest

        Wrong again. I have been with the travel industry for over 20 years and I have not heard of a corporation having a direct credit line with the airlines(much more with a so so company). You have again revealed your ignorance in your effort to protect your boss. Even credit limit with travel agencies are not being applied by an individual but under their corporation.

        “. By the way, airline won’t open a small office because it is not cost effective or you don’t know the difference between an airline office and an agency ticketing office?? You have a long way to learn!!”

        You like to shoot yourself on the foot, dont you? Obviously you have not heard of GSA’s(thats General Sales Agent for you) of airlines operating all over the country. Just to give you an example:

        Interpacific Transit Inc is the GSA for the ff airlines in the Philippines:

        Delta Airlines
        Virgin Atlantic
        Thai Airways(for their manila office)
        and Jet Airways

        This obviously is waaaaay cost effective for the airline companies than to set-up their own direct offices for OBVIOUS reasons.

        and that folks is how you exorcise the demon.

        ROTFL!

      • Guest

        Wrong again. I have been with the travel industry for over 20 years and I have not heard of a corporation having a direct credit line with the airlines(much more with a so so company). You have again revealed your ignorance in your effort to protect your boss. Even credit limit with travel agencies are not being applied by an individual but under their corporation.

        “. By the way, airline won’t open a small office because it is not cost effective or you don’t know the difference between an airline office and an agency ticketing office?? You have a long way to learn!!”

        You like to shoot yourself on the foot, dont you? Obviously you have not heard of GSA’s(thats General Sales Agent for you) of airlines operating all over the country. Just to give you an example:

        Interpacific Transit Inc is the GSA for the ff airlines in the Philippines:

        Delta Airlines
        Virgin Atlantic
        Thai Airways(for their manila office)
        and Jet Airways

        This obviously is waaaaay cost effective for the airline companies than to set-up their own direct offices for OBVIOUS reasons.

        And that folks is how you exorcise the demon.

        ROTFL!

      • Guest

        Wrong again. I have been with the travel industry for over 20 years and I have not heard of a corporation having a direct credit line with the airlines(much more with a so so company). You have again revealed your ignorance in your effort to protect your boss. Even credit limit with travel agencies are not being applied by an individual but under their corporation.

        “. By the way, airline won’t open a small office because it is not cost effective or you don’t know the difference between an airline office and an agency ticketing office?? You have a long way to learn!!”

        You like to shoot yourself on the foot, dont you? Obviously you have not heard of GSA’s(thats General Sales Agent for you) of airlines operating all over the country. Just to give you an example:

        Interpacific Transit Inc is the GSA for the ff airlines in the Philippines:

        Delta Airlines
        Virgin Atlantic
        Thai Airways(for their manila office)
        and Jet Airways

        This obviously is waaaaay cost effective for the airline companies than to set-up their own direct offices for OBVIOUS reasons.

        and that folks is how you exorcise the demon.

        ROTFL!

      • amapangarap

        Wrong again. I have been with the travel industry for over 20 years and I have not heard of a corporation having a direct credit line with the airlines(much more with a so so company). You have again revealed your ignorance in your effort to protect your boss. Even credit limit with travel agencies are not being applied by an individual but under their corporation.

        “. By the way, airline won’t open a small office because it is not cost effective or you don’t know the difference between an airline office and an agency ticketing office?? You have a long way to learn!!”

        You like to shoot yourself on the foot, dont you? Obviously you have not heard of GSA’s(thats General Sales Agent for you) of airlines operating all over the country. Just to give you an example:

        Interpacific Transit Inc is the GSA for the ff airlines in the Philippines:

        Delta Airlines
        Virgin Atlantic
        Thai Airways(for their manila office)
        and Jet Airways

        This obviously is waaaaay cost effective for the airline companies than to set-up their own direct offices for OBVIOUS reasons.

        And that folks is how you exorcise the demon.

        ROTFL!

      • Bansot

        I don’t care what you do and where you work. My point is, you lie and brag just to vilify a person which is wrong. I didn’t say credit line, I said charge account, and there is a difference between these two. Why would they ask for an ID when someone pay by credit card? The credit card has security embeded on it , either a pin number, the chips or a combination of both. You seems to contradict your own statements . You said that the incident took place in a very small office, but now you mention Interpacific which is irrelevant to our argument. You are so inconsistent with your statements which only shows that you’re merely making up story. What satisfaction do you get from lying?  Just because I try to depend him from your vilification, it doesn’t mean I work for him or I ‘m a stooge of him. What you think of me is irrelevant, I’ll do what I think is right that includes criticizing someone who lies and brags for nothing

      • amapangarap

        and I dont give a flying sh!t as well of what you think is right. Your moral compass is so fvcked up that I doubt you can even find the nearest exit. You dismissed everything outright as lie when I present facts, hence you are nothing but a stooge.

        credit cards with PIN? WTF are you talking about? I own several credit cards and I have not encountered ever that I need to enter a PIN.

        I mentioned Interpacific Transit Inc as you arrogantly claimed airlines will not set-up a “small office” since it is not cost effective for them BUT there are DOZENS OF SMALL AIRLINE TICKETING OFFICES represented by GSA’s. My post below is a clear demonstration on my understanding and experience with how the industry works.

        Now that you lack argument, you resort to dismissing facts again as lies, despite you acknowlegding that we(your boss and I)were both there at the same time. But like what you said, you “depend” on him, so you are indeed nothing but a STOOGE.

        OWNED…

      • Bansot

        What you do, and where you work is irrelevant to our discussion. My argument is , you lie and brag to vilify a person. You make up stories which defy all logic. Why would an executive go to a small office to pay for his account, when his assistant can do this for him or do it through on line. You even said that his brothe often times do this for him. Why would they ask for an ID when someone pay by credit card, when the credit card has the security embedded on it in the form of chip, pin number or combination of both. The credit card holder merely swipe the card, enter his pin number, and sign the form once it is approved. Ha! ha!, I never said credit  line, but I said charge account. There is a big difference between these two. You also said that the incident took place in a very small office, but now you ‘re saying Interpacific  Just  because  I depend him from your lies and vilification, doesn’t  mean I work for him or I’m  a stooge of him. What ever you thnik of me is not important … what is, is someone  like you to refrain from lying.

      • amapangarap

        hell, not even the likes ADB, Citibank nor even the Ayala, Ty(Metrobank), Antonio(Century)family has a direct “charge account”(not that it exists)with the airlines. for penson? you have got to be to be fvkcing kidding me. Perhaps in your own little world.

      • Bansot

        HA!,ha!, you’re becoming touchy. Your use of vulgar words  merely reflets your personality but never impress anyone. Yeah, my own little world is just a humble business world, no big deal. Just because you don’t know what a charge account is , doesn’t mean that these entities  that you’ve mentioned don’t have them.How can you be positive in the first place?? If you’re their external auditor you mus treat this inforamtion confidential, aren’t you?? or you’re so ignorant to know that!!

      • amapangarap

        external auditor? what on earth are you talking about? confidential information? which one? can you point one at least? ah, you just like to use these words to make yourself sound like a professional. hahaha!

        Go on, you may continue to use big words to support your argument. Just be careful as you keep on revealing yourself as nothing but a wannabe.

      • Bansot

        Let me explain the essence of my message. I said that the only way for you to know if those high profiled people whom you mentioned earlier have charge accounts is if you are their external auditor. And if you are, work ethics suggest that you’ve to keep these info confidential. Anyway, I’m sure that you are not their external auditor, for you don’t even understand the flow of  simple business transactions. He!he!he

      • amapangarap

        let me spell it out to you again what I do. I work with the travel industry, i know how it works and how its supposed to be done. Unlike you who like to make up procedures just to support his argument. I could have posted what airline what we have been discussing about just like what you asked in one of your earlier post, but it seems you have forgotten already. I could have just posted a copy of his e-ticket just to shut your hole. I never even mentioned what countries and airline lounges Ive been to just to prove to you that VIP lounges does not exist. So who’s the braggart and liar now?

        Senile much? hahaha!

      • Bansot

        You’re becoming touchy, ha!ha!. Your used of vulgar words merely reflects your personalily but never impress anyone. Yeah, my little world is a humble business world, no big deal..Just because you don’t know what and how a charge account operates doesn’t mean that these people whom you’ve mentioned never have them. Naivety is non curable I told you before!!!

      • amapangarap

        look who’s talking! hahaha! the stooge whose vocabulary is limited to the word “liar”. You like the word naivety as well and yet it describes you perfectly. Business world? You get paid to be a posse and you called that business world? You and penson? Hahaha! I have worked and is still working with the travel transactions of these people. Charge account? really?

        Naivety, my word of the day. hahaha!

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!, I never judge a person for what he does for a living, that’s non of my concern. But I despise people who lie and brag. You’re right my vocabulary is pretty limited, but I called a “spade a spade”, and a “liar as a liar”, that simple, no more no less.

      • amapangarap

        but thats what your supposed to do! you have to “defend” penson to high heavens cause thats what your being paid for. You dismissed everything outright as lie just because it didnt sit well with the image of your boss. you were over the moon in describing him as a high profile, vip type traveller, yet in the “business world” he is no where near the status of the people i mentioned in my previous post. This is a fact, you can easily google the name of these people and see how they stand against your boss. Not my fault if I had to be the one to break that to you.

        And yes, you’re still a stooge. No more, no less.

        ROTFL

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha! you’re getting confused!!. Please examine your grammar (THATS WHAT YOUR SUPPOSED”, “IT DIDN’T SIT WELL WITH THE IMAGE”, “IF I HAD TO BE THE ONE TO BREAK THAT “).  from what book did you copy these phrases?? Are  these what you call “ENGLISH CARABAO??. I don’t care less if Penson is comparable or not to those people whom you’ve mentioned. I said all the time that I never judge any person based on his position, fortune or fame.  

      • amapangarap

        really now? HAHAHA! you cant even spell properly for pete’s sake! Now that everything is thrown back at you, you resort to grammar check? hahaha! why dont you check your post first? depend? really? “I DONT CARE LESS” ROTFL

        Nah, I just owned you, SENILE stooge. hahaha!

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!…which arline do you work for?? Perhaps,one whose pilot sits straddled in the broom handle and only flies during full moon. That’s not an airline, that’s ‘WITCHCRAFT” .You don’t even know that an airplane has separate seats, and airport have different lounges for different classes of passengers, so how can you be in the airline industry?. As well, in one of your posting you said you own several credit cards, but there are no such things as pin numbers, or chips on them as security features.. HE!hehE!. you might have taken that cards from bubble gum wrappers. Please tell me if you are in the airline, what is the shortest and economical route to travel Manila/ Toronto?Maybe you don’t even know where that place . Of course the only thing that you can do is “BRAG  & LIE” , nothing else!. Another example of your “carabao english”… I own(ed) you.. How can you have a title of ownership on a natural person? There’s no such word as “DONT”.. check your dictionary.. ha!ha!.

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! your posts just showed your age. OWND = its an internet slang which typically means that youve been beaten, or embarrassed. Your dementia must be very severe as you also keep on jumping from one issue to another. hehehe!

        I mentioned travel industry and you equate that automatically with an airline. Really? Just how stupid can you get?

        And you must have confused your ATM for a credit card. hahaha!

        MNL-YTO? Here, take your pick mofo:

        1 PR 118 J7 C7 D7 I7 Z6 Y7 N7 /MNL 2 YYZ 3 1500 1800 E0/773 15:00
        S7 L7 M7 H7 Q7 V7 B7 X7 K0 E0 T0 U0 W0

        Bet thats the only airline you know that flies to toronto.
        Suddenly you know the differences about lounges? So where is the VIP lounge you kept on yapping about? Better ask some more from your colleagues bud. hahaha!

        And finally, just to show how stupid and senile you are:

        “I DONT CARE LESS”

        This was your post before you edit it. hahaha! Perhaps you meant “I couldn’t care less”. But what the hell, I don’t care more either, hehehe!

        Is that the best you can do? If I were penson, I’ll ask for a refund. ROTFL

      • Bansot

        He!he, you tried to hide your stupidity in english composition by claiming that your using slang phrases.. which still don’t make any sense and can only be understood by idiots like you.
        You are already copying something and still can’t do it right and you put the blame on me, ha!ha!. To copy another person’s writings and published these as yours is “plagiarism” which is only done by someone without any brain at all. You make up this fake booking which don not even answered the questioned I asked for. I specifically asked you for a route, and the cost, so why would you send a booking. Just say you are  telling a lie and you haven’t been in the airplane ever.  You pretend to be smart but only show more of your dumbness. The term airline industry encompasses all acitivities supporting the airline busines, which include booking  office , aircraft maintenance and catering service for passengers.  Improve your comprehension.
        “ATM” is the acronym for Automatic Teller Machine, which is the equipment which process transaction and/or dispense cash for the interac, and credit cards. Only ignorant person like you might get confused between these two, ha!ha!.  You don’t have to admit it but from your messages, I know that you have never been in an international flight .

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! Slang? No, your just out of touch with whats going on around you since your world revolves around your boss. Wow ha? Copy/posted to point out your error = Plagiarism? Hahaha! Where did you pick this one up?Stay off the weed!

        Travel industry refers to tourism itself and is not restricted with the airlines. Travel agencies act on behalf of the airlines and services other all tourism sectors. Where did you get this notion that only airlines can issue air tickets? You’re dead wrong mofo. Research ka pa, hahaha!

        Hurry, take your meds, your dementia is starting to kick in. ROTFL

      • amapangarap

        lets nitpick some more..

        “You make up this fake booking which don not even answered the questioned I asked for.”

        Get off your high horsey dude, you’ve just been ……..

        OWND! ROTFL

      • amapangarap

        here, I made a booking for you:

        1.PENSON/BANSOT
        2 PR 118 15MAR 5 MNLYYZ 1500 2020 15MAR E 1 773 HL
        3 PR 119 14APR 7 YYZMNL 2220 0555 16APR E 1 773 DD
        4 FE PAX NONEND/NONRERTE/NONREF/USD175 CHANGE FEE/S2-3
        5 FM PAX *F*0.00N/S2-3
        6 FT PAX *F*Q00012/S2-3
        7 FV PAX *F*PR/S2-3

        hahaha!

      • Bansot

        Whoaa!!. You don’t even know how to answer a specific question.. I asked for a route and the cost of that route. Why would you send me a booking. The answer should have been from what place to another by a specific carrier and how much .

      • Guest

        hahaha!Kitam kung gano ka kabobo. Your reading comprehension is way below than that of a grade school kid. I thought you are well travelled? You missed the part where I even can called you a mofo? hahaha!

        MNL three letter code for Manila, YTO is for Toronto

        PR118 is the flight number, the rest are the booking class. You like to know the fare? Wag na, Im sure as hell you cant afford it anyway.

        Geebuz, I feel like Im talking to a retard.

      • amapangarap

        Hahaha! Kitam kung gano ka ka bobo. Your reading comprehension is way below than that of a kid in grade school.

        You missed the part where I called you a mofo? here let me explain before your dementia sets in again

        MNL- three letter code for Manila, YTO is for Toronto, the rest are the booking class with the exact number of available seats. You want the airfare? Wag na, IM sure as hell you cant afford it anyway.

        Geebuz, I feel like I’m talking to a retard. ROTFL

      • Bansot

        Really? You’re right, I really find it difficult to understand your english. I don’t know where you copied those stupid phrases from, which you claimed as modern slang.Your english composition will not even pass the elementary level. You don’t know the word “PLAGIARISM”?? . Perhaps you can ask Senator Sotto, since he was the last  one who was accused of this illegaf act.
        This is an act committed by people with ‘NO BRAIN”

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! and you get your vocabulary from inquirer. yah! im impressed.

        Go on and continue making a fool of yourself! ROTFL

      • amapangarap

        lets nitpick some more…

        “Perhaps you can ask Senator Sotto, since he was the last one who was accused of this illegaf act.”

        There’s no such word as illegaf..Check your dictionary. HAHAHA!

      • amapangarap

        Sige na nga, before you could think of anything dumb to say:

        AL FLGT BK T DATE TIME FARE BASIS NVB NVA BG
        MNL
        YTO PR 118 T *Y 15MAR 1500 TLPR3MPT 15JUN 2P
        MNL PR 119 T *Y 12APR 2220 TLPR3MPT 18MAR15JUN 2P

        USD 1019.00 15MAR13MNL PR YTO Q14.50 495.00PR MNL Q
        14.50 495.00NUC1019.00END ROE1.000000
        USD 39.80PH XT USD 25.26CA USD 3.17RC USD 24.37SQ
        USD 440.00YQ
        USD 52.80XT
        USD 1551.60

        bahala ka sa buhay mo if you dont understand the codes, and oh btw, PAL has a buy one take one for only USD1256.00.

        OWND! ROTFL

      • Bansot

        He!he!,you copied those info which  are purely garbage and are not  even relevant to what I asked for. Just to give you an idea that I’m not as ignorant as you are, here are the easiest routes;
        MNL/Vancouver/Toronto-PAL from MNL, change over in Vancouver (4-6 hrs lay down)WestJet or Can Airline to Toronto. 2) Delta (used to be North West) MNL, Kobayshi,(JPN), O’Hare( Chicago), Detroit ,West Jet or Can Airline to Toronto 3) the most economical- MNL/Nagoya/Detroit, Toronto, (with  3-4 hrs stop over each port) C$1300 OW.
        PAL only flies up to LA or Vancouver. I’m sure you don’ need these info anyway, for you won’t qualify to come to Canada, since you are so dumb.. ha!ha!t

      • amapangarap

        You are a moron. Shortest and most economical? Your stupidity amazes me. Ive given you a direct flight and the cost of a roundtrip ticket which is still less than your one way fare!

        Hahaha! PAL flies only to LAX or YVR? And theres no direct flight to YTO? Dali lang nyan i-check sa website ng PAL. Wow, you are not only a senile stooge, you a retard as well!

        Garbage ba? Bobo ka lang kasi. hahhaha

      • amapangarap

        You can’t even recognize a flight number, thats how stupid you are. The information I’ve posted came directly from a reservation system. Shortest and most economical daw, tapos kung san2x stop over, may masabi lang kasi.

        Check the information on PAL’s website. Bubulaga pa sayo yung advertisement about sa flight nila to Toronto.

        Dali, hirit ka pa. HAHAHA!

      • amapangarap

        lets nitpick..

        “Maybe you don’t even know where that place”.

        “Just say you are telling a lie and you haven’t been in the airplane ever”

        Your parents must be so proud of you!

        This is ‘effin hilarious.

      • Bansot

        Your manner of response merely relfects your level of intelligence!! Please tell us the name of the airline and when did the incident happen so that we can verify this. I feel that you haven’t even been in a VIP business class lounge so it’s most impossible that your story ever occur.

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! VIP business class lounge? which one? the one being shared by several airlines at naia? you call that VIP lounge? at bakit mo hinihingi mr penson? para murahin mo sila ulit?

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!,there is no cure for naivety!!!!

      • amapangarap

        LOL! you tell me. hahaah

      • Bansot

        Good now at least you know, he!he!

      • amapangarap

        omg, you cant even tell sarcasm even if its already staring right at you.

        Business class = VIP

        facepalm…

      • Bansot

        HA!ha!,your tactics can ‘t cover your ignorance

      • amapangarap

        and your cheap potshots wont hide the fact I just owned you.

      • Bansot

        He!he! if you haven’t in a VIP lounge, then it only prove that you haven’t been in an international travel. Perhaps you only have been in an LRT, he!he!

      • Guest

        again, business class = VIP?

        srsly?

        try again..

      • amapangarap

        again, business class = VIP

        srsly?

        try again…

      • amapangarap

        one more thing, no such thing as VIP lounge, its either a business or first class lounge.

        di nga, business class = VIP?

        stooge…

      • Bansot

        Stop making up story that you can’t back up with facts..that’s moral defamation , you can be liable for this since you posted it up in the social network and he is running for a public office. You said you witnessed him verbally abusing an employee who asked him for an ID. That’s a lie, because his travel arrangements are done by his personal secretary, and he only travels by VIP business class so he never goes to the check in counter.

      • amapangarap

        thats oral defamation, no such thing as moral defamation. like i said, sometimes its his brother that does the payment for him(as told by the airline staff). and why are you seething in anger? hmmmmm…

      • Bansot

        Anger ??, no I’m more amused by your ignorance and audacity in posting your story which defies all logic. My advice next time you write something organize your info properly so that it may appears sensible.

      • amapangarap

        Really? I thought being a stooge is more amusing. hehehe

      • Bansot

        No, one thing sure a “braggart and a liar is a bad combination”!!

      • amapangarap

        Ah so your proud of being a stooge. He must be paying you good. ROTFL

      • Bansot

        I’m never proud of anything for I’m not a braggart and a liar .

      • amapangarap

        well, you just fell short in admitting your a stooge of penson. hehehe

      • Bansot

        You’re a compulsive liar.You make up things to backl your argument, huh!

      • amapangarap

        ooohhh! did I just pressed the wrong button there? im just getting warmed up! hahaha

      • amapangarap

        oh btw, its his brother Joey who does the over the counter payment for him most of the time. wink wink

      • amapangarap

        its very obvious now that your either mr penson himself, his employee or a relative.

        btw, no such thing as VIP business class as well. You keep on saying VIP, VIP saan? Sa office nyo siguro, but on board an airline, he’s just as ordinary as the next paying passenger seated next to him. LOL

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!, your statements merely show how ignorant you are . I doubt if you ever have been in an international flight, or ever been in a VIP airline lounge. I suggest that you study or work harder in order to have the opportunity to see these.

      • amapangarap

        really? here you go again with your VIP airline lounge. FYI, all business and first class passengers are entitled access to airport lounges. I believe your boss forgot to tell you that eh? ROTFL

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!, you can only go as far you can afford to a certain point. That’s why there are what called level of classes.I guess you don’t know that as well

      • amapangarap

        hahaha! And STILL you consider all business class passengers as VIP? hahaha! so who’s revealing his ignorance now? You ask if I have ever been to an airport lounge when its very clear you have not even set foot at NAIA.

      • Bansot

        Ha!ha!ha!, you think being in “NAIA” is a big deal? Is there a a better place that you know?

      • amapangarap

        Lets stick our discussion with NAIA, lest you get confused even more.

        business class = vip

        really?

      • Bansot

        He!he!,yeah because that’s the only airport you’ve been.

      • amapangarap

        coming from a stooge who thinks business class passengers are automatically regarded as VIP? Yah,im impressed. hahaha!

  • Islander

    Interesting candidate.

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

    ang kandidato na kontra sa political dynasty at pork barrel, baka si Penson na ang hinahanap ng maraming tao,,, isama na sa 12 sa senate sa darating na Mayo,,, tangalin na ang mga antiques na pangalan sa pulitica ng Pilipinas, especially yung mga since 1960s, 70s, 80s, 1990s, hindi na ba kayo nag sasawa sa pag mumukha nila, why not to replace them all, sa mga new personalities, atleast may naiiba at may nag babago,,, subra na ang mga marcos, aquinos, arroyos, enriles, drilon, pemintel, cayetanos atpb. subrang expired na ang mga pangalan ng may tao na yan kung isisilid sa botica. one marcos is enough, one aquino is enough and one arroyo is enough. lastly, kung sila muli ang piliin nyo dont expect ng pag babago,,, 

  • jahred

    These unknown candidates are just lakers, they will struggle just to be in Playoff 0(‘-‘)0

  • guest

    Vote Penson for senator!

    • albuster

      He is a con man who has a long rap sheet in Chicago and other places in the United States. He brags about studying at Wharton but there is no record in the school about him. Vote wisely folks and throw this bum out.

      • guest

        I favor his anti-dynasty idea.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        the US can request for extradition.  Can you get a written statement from Wharton? just email the school please.

      • Bansot

        I agree .. If ever he had any criminal offence committed he could have been easily extradited  to the US. This can be a case of mistaken identity.

      • Bansot

        He lived in Pennsylvania and not in Chicago, while in the US. As well he is the executive of several companies which participate in conract biddings. He or his companies that he represents will not be allowed to participate in contract biddings if he ever had any record of illegal activities.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Yes down with political dynasties.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEL5M676WZ7BLFR4SNH66WKRZM Bigboy I

    ewan ko lang kung manalo to! maganda hangarin ngunit dahil di matunog pangalan maari matalo

  • for_Prosperity

    Madalas napag-uusapan dito sa trabaho ang darating na eleksyon. Opinion ng nakararami… tutal ay mayayaman na ang mga dating nakaupo at kamag-anakan republic, payamanin naman natin ang ibang mga kandidato. So iboto ang mga bagong kandidato.

  • japan2

    Iboto ko si penson!!!

  • Garibaldi_II

    Mr. Penson, you have a late start and now you’re moving so fast – just joking. At least, you give voters a good choice. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    looks good on paper… human enough to admit he’s made mistakes in the past but still aspires to do good for the people. sige, i will give you a chance, mr. penson! iboboto kita!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    suggestion lang ha… sa mga naniniwala sa prinsipyo ng isang kandidato, pero sa tingin nila ay hindi ito makakapasok sa magic 12, IBOTO NIYO PA RIN SILA. pwedeng suntok sa buwan lang, pero malay ba natin kung ganun kadami pala ang taong may kapareho ninyo ng paniniwalasa isang kandidato? at matalo man sila, maaring yung dami ng boboto sa kanila sa darating na halalan ang maging babala sa mga trapo balang araw. na kapag hindi nila ayusin ang mga kinikilos nila, ay mayroon naman na tayong ibang kandidatong pinag-iisipang ipamalit sa mga basura sa Senado balang araw.

  • Paking

    Mas mabuti ang kandidatong ito kaysa doon sa mga sikat na bobo. Sigurado ako di ito tatalunin sa debate at katalinuhan ng mga uri nina Revilla, Lapid at Jinggoy. Maliban dito, iboto na lang natin si Penson kaysa doon sa mga miyembro nang Political Dynasty na kaya lang tumatakbo dahil sa name recall. Aanhin mong iboto ang anak nang mga matatagal na sa pulitiko na ang kayang paunlarin ay ang kanilang bulsa at hindi ang bansa tulad nina Enrile, Binay, Estrada, Villar at iba pa. Huwang nang iboto ang alipores nang mga Political Dynasties at baka sakaling umunlad tayo pag nawala ang mga salot na ito sa puwesto. Tama si Penson, sa 96 million na Filipino bakit di mabuo nang UNA ang 12 slot para sa senado? Eh di kasi, parang MAFIA. Ang pupuwede lang sa partido nila ay yong may bahid nang kasakiman sa kapangyarihan. Kaya sila-sila lang at di puwede ang iba.

  • pnoyjudge

    Nakaktuwa mga nagaaway sa mga comments. Hmmm pero saken lang ha, same lang lahat ng mga candidates na magagaling magsalita at magaganda mga plataporma. Pero in the end, kawawa pa rin mga mamamayan.

    Sana may paraan tlga para malaman kung sino ung tunay na tutulong sa Pilipinas….

    • amapangarap

      agree!

  • wawangpenoy

    I will definitely vote for you Mr. Penson. Ke totoo o hindi ang sinasabi mo,
    isang bagay ang natitiyak ko. The UNA and LP candidates will always first be
    loyal to their personal interest, then to their party, and lastly to the
    Filipino people. At least with you, the only competition the Filipino people
    will have is your self interest and being a neophyte senator, you are probably
    not familiar yet with the ways of corruption and still idealistic. The time that
    it will take you to learn to ropes of corruption is time I would consider
    quality time that you have afforded the Filipino people. And if you turn out to
    be just like the TRAPOS, what’s new. No regret for voting you. Right now, the
    people only have to choose between the less evil of UNA & LP. At least, you
    have given us a third option which is good.

    Good luck and hope you win.
     

  • Ganymede

    Hmm… looks like a better candidate than the LP and UNA senatoriables. Straight to the point and not afraid to show where you stand on issues. Unlike other candidates who could not make a stand, afraid of offending certain groups (e.g. RH Bill and Divorce). Whether you’ll do what you’ve stated here remains to be seen. But I’ll give you a chance, you have my vote Mr. Penson.

  • mamamia

    Thank you PDI for posting these independent candidates.

  • Ronald Tan

    Iboboto ko ito

  • superpilipinas

    divorce….no way.

    I would rather have political dynasty than divorce.

    sinayang na natin ang pagkakataon na gawing batas ang FOI dahil sa inuna natin RH. Ngayon divorce naman. kalokohan!

  • Bansot

    Ha!ha!…which arline  do you work for?? Perhaps,one whose pilot sits straddled in the broom  handle and only flies during full moon. That’s not an airline, that’s ‘WITCHCRAFT”  .You don’t even know that an airplane has separate seats, and airport have different lounges for different  classes of passengers, so how can you be in the airline industry?. As well, in one of your posting you said you own several credit cards, but there are no such things as pin numbers, or chips on them as security features.. HE!hehE!. you might have taken that cards from bubble gum wrappers.  Please tell me if you are in the airline, what is the shortest and economical route to travel Manila/ Toronto?Maybe you don’t even know where that place is.

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