Ex-DOTC chief Mendoza faces plunder

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Former DOTC chief Leandro Mendoza. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It was curious that the Philippine Coast Guard was unaware that the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) four years ago bought P1.15 billion worth of equipment meant for its use.

So, another plunder case is poised for launching at Arroyo government officials seemingly at the center of a never-ending cycle of corruption scandals in the previous administration.

Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño on Saturday said former officials of the DOTC led by then Secretary Leandro Mendoza could face plunder charges for the department’s allegedly irregular purchase of P1.15 billion worth of marine environmental equipment and lighthouse spare parts in 2007.

“Mendoza could face possible plunder charges if [it is] proven there was an anomaly in the acquisition and if [he had] benefited personally from the transaction,” Casiño said.

Casiño has filed House Resolution No. 1640 asking the committee on good government and public accountability to scrutinize the purchase of “Marine Environmental Protection Equipment” (Mepe) and “Aids to Navigation” (Aton) spare parts by the DOTC for the use of the Philippine Coast Guard.

Casiño said the transaction was highly questionable as the Coast Guard, the end-user of purchased equipment, never made a request for their purchase and was never involved in the bidding and setting of terms of reference.

“In fact, the (Coast Guard) was not aware of the procurement as evidenced by letters of then (Coast Guard) Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo to the DOTC thanking the department for the information and stating that the (Coast Guard) would utilize and deploy the Mepe and Aton on an ‘as the need arises’ basis,” he said.

The DOTC has declined to comment on the issue. As of late Saturday afternoon, Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas was en route back to Manila with President Aquino who made a state visit to China.

According to Casiño, the DOTC had used lapsed special allotment release orders (Saro) for the purchases and awarded the contract worth P1.15 billion to two suppliers despite the availability of other suppliers that could have delivered the equipment at a lower cost.

A Saro is a specific authority issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to a government agency authorizing it to contract goods and services and informing it of the amount of money available for it.

According to Casiño, in fiscal 2007, the DOTC had approved a budget of P1.15 billion for the purchase of Mepe and Aton spare parts for lighthouses throughout the country for the Coast Guard. The budget was covered by six Saros in various amounts for the months of January, February and March that year.

He said the DOTC used the 2007 Saros to purchase the equipment in 2009, which were delivered in February 2010 and paid for on April 28, 2010.

The contract was awarded to RH Lopez Trading, based in Greenhills, San Juan, and Berlyn Enterprises, a supposed joint venture contractor based in Quiapo, Manila.

Irregularities

Casiño said the Commission on Audit (COA), in an audit memorandum dated May 23, had pointed out certain irregularities in the DOTC equipment purchases.

He said the COA had questioned why it took so long for the DOTC to use the allotment released in 2007 and conduct a bidding on the transaction after the Saro had already lapsed.

The COA also noted that the DBM did not approve any realignment of the lapsed Saros to purchase the Mepe and Aton.

According to Casiño, the DOTC’s purchase of Mepe and Aton using lapsed Saros was not only irregular but highly questionable as the Coast Guard had never made a request for the equipment.

Gear remains idle

He said the Aton spare parts, an assortment of solar panels, solar and halogen bulbs, flasher/lamp changers, photo eyes and battery charger controllers, have apparently remained idle and are gathering dust in the DOTC stockroom.

Casiño also said it was “outstandingly irregular” for the DOTC to award the contract to only two suppliers/contractors given that there were many other suppliers capable of delivering Mepe and Aton spare parts at possibly lower prices to the advantage of the government.

He noted that Berlyn Enterprises, a company owned by a certain Chris Arcena, has been supplying materials and equipment of “small value use” to the Coast Guard while RH Lopez Trading is a construction firm that has had several dealings with the Department of Public Works and Highways.

“It is highly irregular for the two companies to be very, very lucky to bag the supply contracts worth more than a billion pesos,” he said.

First posted 11:37 pm | Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    these 2 supplier’s are well connected to a powerful man on 2007…mendoza had been manipulated by the arroyo’s during his stint as DOTC secretary.. he is a typical guy that can’t say no to his boss, he will follow every words from gma.. he become a fall guy to protect the arroyo’s in every aspects of cheating and corruption..i suggest he should call her former boss to get atty ferrer or lambino to assist his case and hold  a press release telling casino has no credibility since he has no GMRC.. good luck mendoza and see you soon in jail

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Not surprising. The Arroyo administration has been very successful in developing the culture of graft and corruption in almost all level of government agencies.

    Wasn’t Mendosa also involved with the anomalous ZTE NBN deal together with Abalos and FG & GMA?

    • Anonymous

      Any Filipino pag nilagay mo sa poder at kaban ng bayan ay magiging magnanakaw or matutong magnakaw. !!! di ba nyo alam yon ?????  Ang mga naka upo ngayon ay nakapagnakaw narin, consciously or unconsciously …OK Get nyo???

  • Anonymous

    that is a wow, another ghost Purchase, how many do we need to place  GMA behind bars, she has amassed so much scandal to make  a tele nobela, and  only in the philippines, that they will come out stonger than before

  • Anonymous

    Hail  this yet another another thieving PMA graduate!  In fairness, even in this generation there are many graduates of the PMA who are a credit to the institution but they have all been overshadowed by the unspeakable greed and thievery and stupidity of so many other products of the school.  I say stupidity because it appears that they do not know that the long arms of the law are inexorable and that crime does not pay. So with  the growing number of PMA graduates getting involved in big-time anomalies and getting caught, let’s just rechristen their alma mater to Plunderers and Mismanagers’  Academy (PMA).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XJONLBTZROWZAQYK52JMQNSXL4 Datu Puti

    Pagnapatunayan na involve nga sa corruption, malamang sunod sunod na ito kasi magkakaroon ng paper trail dito…tsk tsk tsk….grabe talaga ang mga taong ito na dati ay pinagkakatiwalaan ng taong bayan na magsilbe sa publiko pero ano ang ginawa puro pagnanakaw. Kawawa naman tayong mga tax payers…naghihirap tayo magtrabaho maliit na nga ang sweldo tapos ang laki pa ng kinakaltas sa atin, ang mga balasubas lang ang nagpapakasasa sa maling paggagamit ng taxpayers money…..buti kung mapapabuti ang buhay ng tao, kaso lalu atang nagiging masama. Sir, Pinoy sana magkaroon ng tunay na pagbabago sa ating lipunan kasi marami nang naghihirap sa bayan natin, walang makain kaya napipilitan magnakaw para lamang mabuhay. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    No one is left of Arroyo’s men.  Almost everyone was involved or implicated in anomalies.  Still, the mastermind of these which is GMA must be the first to be prosecuted.

    • Anonymous

      Any Filipino pag nilagay mo sa poder at kaban ng bayan ay magiging magnanakaw or matutong magnakaw. !!! di ba nyo alam yon ?????

  • Anonymous

    EI DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS MENDOZA GUY HAS A LUXURIOUS RESORT HOTEL IN BATANGAS IT WAS SO DANG BEAUTIFUL…I ASKED MYSELF WHERE DID HE GET THE MONEY TO BUILD SUCH PROJECT…NOW WITH THIS LATEST DEVELOPMENT MY QUESTIONS IS ANSWERED ALREADY…I HOPE HE ANSWERS TO THE LAW ALSO…GRABE ANG KAPAL NG MGA MUKHA NITONG MGA TAONG ITO

  • Anonymous

    Anak ng teteng talaga…ang daming magnanakaw sa bayan ni Juan pero wala namang nakukulong!!! Kaya naman PNoy kumilos ka, hinahamon ka namin sa sinasabi mong tuwid na daan, siguruhin mong merong makukulong!

    • Anonymous

      Any Filipino pag nilagay mo sa poder at kaban ng bayan ay magiging magnanakaw or matutong magnakaw. !!! di ba nyo alam yon ?????

      • Anonymous

        hoy, don’t say such a thing… bakit, si President Nnoynoy, nagnakaw na ba?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVOHKPIWQSANVIMDIYNJCPYYZ4 oscar

    After martial law,many of the police and the military officers have embraced the thriving industry of corruption.Every President,elected or not,knows that their regime will hardly suvive without the support of the military and the police,they court their allegiance and pamper them after they retire from service.A long list of names tainted with corruption will not fill this page but to mention a few names like Reyes,Ligot,Garcia,Esperon,Santiago,Ebdane and now Mendoza will support this contention.A great cleansing of the ‘Kayo lang ba?Ako rin!’malignant attitude in govt service seems improbable unless lightning does it for us! 

  • Anonymous

    Sa mga kurakot dapat wala nang due process, sentensyahan kaagad.

  • Anonymous

    Salamat naman lumalabas na halos lahat ng kabulastugan ng arroyo administration. It is just a matter of time that justice will be served. I have faith in God, nobody can evade justice.

    Is it coincidental may epidemic na sa mga arroyo? halos lahat sila nagkakasakit ng sabay sabay.

  • Anonymous

    As it appear, most that are involved in plunder are PMAer Generals. I think this is sufficient basis to shutdown this Military Academy and Establish a new one under the rigid oversight of the Congress and the Dept. of Justice, so that the graduates will understand Civilian Supremacy, Law and Justice, and not impunity, graft & corruption, extortion ang gangsterism.

  • Anonymous

    We can nevertheless thank the Lord he only gave MaMaSan Gloria Pidal 9 years to rule.  In only 9 years she managed to prostitute a lot of people who may have been good at some point in their lives but had the misfortune of working for the MaMaSan.  try imagining what would be left in the Philippine treasury if this woman will be in power for 20 more years?  Remember her famous she would elevate the Philippines into first world in 20 years? We can only gawk at the magnitude of theft these people had committed.  I hope justice will finally come around to make these pay for their misdeeds.

    • Anonymous

      which is what the marcoses(PWE) had; and, have never been punished for. which is how they have served as models and inspiration for this slew of present-day plunderers and kleptocrats….

  • Anonymous

    Sa mga ganid (word used by a former defense secretary) sa gobyerno at pribado, segui paka-inin ninyo ang inyong mga mahal na anak at apo ng galing sa nakaw.  Pag-laki ng mga yan – mas ganid pa ang mga yan kaysa inyo.

    • Anonymous

      oo nga. ang masakit lang, bayan at taong-bayan pa rin ang patuloy na pagnanakawan, at magpapalamon sa mga anak mga anak nang sukab na ito; tingnan ang mga marcos(PWE), enrile(PWE), estrada(PWE), cojuangco(PWE), escudero(PWE), binay(PWE), ampatuan(PWE), abalos(PWE), at maraming-marami pang iba…

  • Anonymous

    wtf another corruption,its nice all anomalies are resurfacing now hope someone will be jailed to this.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT ABOUT GENERAL ERMITA. GLORIA’S EXECU THIEVE SECRETARY AND GONZALES THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. THEY TOO NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED THROUROUGHLY.

  • Anonymous

    e mas hayop pa ang mga ginawa ng mga alagad ni erap bago pumasok si gma bakit hindi rin ninyo kasuhan.pati na si enrile ng panahon ng martial law e pangalawa sa mga magnanakaw ang mga iyan bakit walang kaso.maging makatarungan naman sana tayo hindi yung pipili ka lang ng isang administrasyon.kung mag papakulong ka rin lang huwag lang isa kundi silang lahat

    • Anonymous

      your right! but i hope your are not supporting the thieving gloria family and administration.

    • Anonymous

      Basyong,

      Kung may alam at makakalikom ka ng ebidensiya laban sa mga nakaraaang opisyales na sinasabi mo, kahit sino at ano mang oras ay puwedeng magsampa  ng kaso sa ombudsman.

  • Anonymous

    Any Filipino, kahit sino binuto nyo, pag nilagay mo sa poder at kaban ng bayan ay nagiging magnanakaw, or natututong magnakaw. Isipin nyo, pag nakaupo na sila sa poder nagbabago kaagad ang kanilang lifestyle, nagkakaroon nang mga mga negosyo at mga ari arian. Ang karamihan dyan sa mga nakaupo ngayon ay maaring natututo na ring magnakaw or nagpaplanong magnakaw. Consciously or Unconsciously they are doing it. Kaya kayo Djyan ! pag napansin nyo sila na nagkokorup-korup ang mga mata at kilos nila.. isumbong mo agad sa Bayan habang maaga pa. Never ending Cycle of Corruption..Haaahyy Naku!!

  • Anonymous

    Yahoo!!!  Napakagaling ng ginagawa ng mga kinatawan ng mga mamamayan sa mga kongreso ng bayan….higit sa lhat si Casino.  May panibago na namang buayang nasilo.  Yang mga kawatang nasasangkot ngayon sa maraming katiwalian ay matagal ng pinagggagawa ang mga salaulang pagsasamantala sa mga kabayan mula pa ng nanungkulan ang conjugal partners na masahol pa sa ginawang panlilimas noon ni Makoy sa bayan ang pinamulan…..ay dapat noon pa napapagsibak pero TINAGO at PINAGTAKPAN ni Glori-etta tulad ng pagtatakip ng Vatican, dahil siya ang pinaka-punong KAWATAN ng pangkat bantay-salakay.  ILAN sa mga nabanggit na mga mandarambong ay sina: , Ebdane, Razon, Mendoza, Garcia, Ligot, de la Paz, Verzosa, atmpb (mga na sa military); Bolante,  Lorenzo, Pichay, Arroyos, Gonzales, Morato, Uriarte, Genuino, atmpb (pamahalaan), at marami pang iba na masasayang lamang ang panahon kapag binanggit pa.

    NAKAKA-KULO talaga ng DUGO ang KASAKIMAN at PAGKA-GAHAMAN ng mga nasasangkot na MISMONG mga KABABAYAN nila ang kanilang NINANAKAWAN at PINAGLOLOKO….na sa halip ang kapakanan ng mga mamamayan ang kanilang pangalagaan at ipagtanggol, siya pa kanilang pinagsasamantalahan ng walang-awa at walang pakundangan!!! 

    MGA WALANG-HIYANG MAGNANAKAW!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WI2AF4QWRIC2W35IYCFGHGPVKI rock

    Instead of learning the positive lessons of EDSA, the succeeding Filipino leaders mastered the very reason why we ousted Marcos and that is corruption. We can just hope that under this administration all these corrupt officials will be prosecuted and thrown in jail.

  • Anonymous

    There is an outbreak or epidemic of corruption during the regime of pandak. The dreaded graft tandem of Mike and Gloria was really viral that infected most high government officials. They refused to take immunity remedies as they enjoyed the disease.

  • Anonymous

    Mabuti naman at nagulgar na itong mga katiwalian sa DOTC. I don’t think Mar Roxas will happy with this negative development. Sino kaya ang nakinabang dito sa bilyon na purchases na ito? Kung sino man sila, kasuhan ng plunder. Makapal talaga ang mga mukha ng mga sangkot dito sa illegal purchases na ito. Ito’y nagpapatunay lamang na me mga taong walang mga konsensya at kung makakalusot ay gagawa talaga ng anomaliya sa gobyerno bangkarote. Kawawang Pilipinas at imbis na umasenso ay patuloy na inaabuso ng mga opisyales na walang pakundangan sa kanilang mga sariling luho sa buhay.

  • Anonymous

    Will in fairness to every administration, the present one is no different. The all came from thieving ruling oligarch. Take a close look, the Philippine Congress is littered with Marcos Family and Marcos Boys. The House of Representathieves is headed by Belmonte a Marcos Boy in yellow shirt. Enrile, the Senate President is a Marcos Veteran. Take a hard look at the rest of the members in both houses and you will not be disappointed. My beat, despite this high profile campaign of the Aquino regime against corruption, I doubt if it can sent to jail the big fishes. After all , the accused will just say: Look who is talking and prosecuting. Because the Aquino-Cojuangco clan is not that clean and innocent either. In fact, substantial portion of their fortune or  business had risen from the spoils of EDSA I.

  • http://seo-expert-for-hire.blogspot.com SEO Specialist Philippines

    The SARO is open for abuse by government officials….

  • Anonymous

    Unti-unti ng  lumalabas ang katiwalian at pag nanakaw sa kaban ng bayan dapat sama sama sila sa kulongan kasama si GMA at FG.

  • Anonymous

    DEATH TO PLUNDERERS AND KLEPTOCRATS NOW!

  • Daryl Ochea

    grabeh ang dami nilang nakuhang pera sana may makulong man lng..

  • Daryl Ochea

    sana may makulong man lng

  • Anonymous

    well, what can you? file the charges immediately according to the violations & corruptions involved and stop using the media as propaganda; the people wanted truth and let those corrupt officials depend them selves in court, and if guilty send them to jail and sequester their bank accounts & assets, is that difficult to do, ha?
    stop doing “showbiz” actions, the people need results!

  • Anonymous

    dapat ibigay na ‘yong hustisya sa mga vigilantes, walang mangyayari sa mga propaganda na ‘yon!

  • Anonymous

    yan ang mga kabit na general ni pandak, binubusog para hindi umalma…

  • Anonymous

    Get this man. He’s the one who hid Garci. Payback time people.

  • http://twitter.com/yogon Camillo

    The evil seems endless.

    Kaya naman, how can you blame Noynoy for “over-blaming” the past administration for our present ills?  Eh mukhang puro pagnanakaw talaga ang ginawa nila?

  • Anonymous

    Seems there is no end to these corruptions going on but one thing sure everything we have is not eternal sooner or later there will be a payback time. It is not us who at the moment are a living witness to these ripping of our riches but our generation to come.

    Heres is a classic example to where our country is heading.

    Easter Island History – The Island Itself
    Many people have found Easter Island history very fascinating! On Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722, a Dutch sea captain named Jacob Roggeveen landed his ship on an island known as Te Pito o Te Henua, meaning “The Center of the World.” Captain Roggeveen renamed the island Easter Island. Located 2200 miles (3500 kilometers) off the coast of Chile, it is the world’s remotest inhabited island. The island is 63 miles in size with three extinct volcanoes; but technically speaking, the island is a single massive volcano that rises over 10,000 feet from the ocean floor! Once a luscious refuge for migratory birds and wildlife, the island has now been stripped of its native forest due to overpopulation and improper farming techniques. 

    At first, Polynesian travelers from the Marquesas, or Society Islands, populated the island. These inhabitants carried with them rich religious and artistic cultures. As the population increased, the food chain broke, resulting in famines and even cannibalism. Those who survived were left to the mercies of slave traders from other lands and governmental domination by Peru and Chile. The onslaught also brought various devastating diseases.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat  kasuhan din itong mga COA kasi pabaya. Lagi na lang huli sa imbestigasyon. Dapat bago pa gumawa ng kapalpakan bigyan na ng pre  audit para malam agad ang tama at mali.
    Ngayon lang gumagawa ng audit pagkatapos bumili ng may anomalya. In short, kasalanan din ito ng COA, contributory din sila sa mga corruption dahil wala silang ibinigay na guideline or either way, they approve the purchase.
     

    • Anonymous

      May pagka tanga ka rin manggoding. Ganun talaga, ang result ng COA audit ay lumalabas mga a year after ng actual audit. halimbawa, ang audit ngayong buwan ay baka next year na lalabas ang result.

  • Anonymous

    Kahindik hindik ang halos walang katapusang paglabas ng kabulastugan sa arroyo era. Salamat na lang at hindi kakampi ni arroyo ang presidente ngayong or else wala tayong narinig at ni hindi nalaman ng taong bayan itong mga kawalanghiyaan nila.

    Ako’y naniniwala hindi sila makakawala sa kamay ng hustisya. Itaga sa bato!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U6HOUNKLXHQ5ER3D23MDFWNEBI Bantay Salakay

      Sana, but you know money talks. it can make judges to decide on their side. Mga judges natin ngayon wala na ring dignidad! pwe!

  • Anonymous

    This is the reason why revolt in the military ceased, only money is the sole equivalent to their principle.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    No end in sight.  Araw araw there’s new in the headlines. Basically same story different players and opportunities. Pero wala pa rin nakukulong.  Start with the Marcoses, unfortunately, who remake themselves over years of past misdeeds.  Followed by Estrada’s and now the new flavor of the year – the Arroyo’s. Never ending story of corruptions play the philippine political cinemas over how many years already? It’s an open book waiting for the right author to put an end to it with a positive note. But who this author is? Kris Aquino? Mon Tulfo? Mike Enriquez? Willie Villame? Tito, Vic and Joey? CBCP? Mike Velarde? Iboloy? INC? Ang taong bayan na mahilig sa tele serye at hindi alam ang pinagkaiba ng RH bill sa Natural Method? Pacquiao? Ang mga stooges sa congress? Ang smoker ba sa Malacanang? Kayo ba o ako? o_o

  • http://www.facebook.com/serge.imperio Serge Imperio

    another horror story no doubt…. jail them all!

  • Anonymous

    Coincidence nga lang ba na may epidemic na sa mga arroyo? Halos lahat sila nagkakasakit ng sabay sabay. Karma? Unti unting bumabalik na sa kanila ang lahat ng dinulot nilang pasakit at pagwawalanghiya sa bayan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samontehe Henry E. Samonte

    Another Ex General. It seems the never ending corrruption and plunder committed by PMAers will never stop as long as the civilian government appoints them on sensitive positions after these Generals retire from the military service. I have mentioned these matter almost 10 years ago. The first indication of corruption is the mansions and multistory buildings built by these scalawags in D Port. Almost all of them were competing who has the most expensive structure in the area. Looking from the outside, you will see that these military men seems not to know the word prudence. Their display of opulence meets no bound. What more the content of these mansions? Looking from the outside, I can peep at the huge European Chandelier in their living room. A European Chandelier would cost no less than 1 million pesos at the current price. This are the top of the line fixture wherein a 50 watt valve spreads out on the entire unit. It can consume electricity of no less than 2000 watts, considering that we are now in austerity. He hee. Can just imagine a 5 star    general whose real salary is not more than 50 thousand pesos can afford such affluence. You can start from there………… Let’s abolish the PMA, the breeding ground of liars and cheat.

    • Anonymous

      Henry Samonte is right. Let’s abolish the PMA – the breeding ground of liars and cheat. Why give them authority and guns just to terrorize the people. They know very well that acts of coup d’ etat drive away investors and also the goodwill of other nations. Our miserable economic status can be partly blamed to Honasan and his fraternity buddies. Sen Trillanes is different, his rebellion was centered on the blatant corruption perpetrated by the Arroyo administration. He saw it at that early, while I was willing to give Goria the benefit of the doubt.

      ROTC trainees were better because they have honor and moral standard. They aimed first for college degree and then opted for militaryt service.

      Someone also mentioned about UP being the breeding ground for the communists, the corrupt and the ingrates. Let us re-organize and re-define its charter. UP and Pagcor are in the same playing field but at least we get something from Pagcor. From UP, the ingrates would just fly to US or introduce a startup that would later on figure in a big time scam. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FG46W2J3YA37DM47GMFW7H7ZZU nest

        Well, since the PMA is the breeding grounds of corrupt Military officials and it need to be abolish then, UP should be abolish also because it is the breeding grounds of underground movement know as Communist hierarchy. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZQW4DLZS3FMSW2LPNAMXCW3VQ snyperjackrussellterrier

        that’s just fine………….hwag lang ang mga pmma’ers huh? as we breed the highest standards of boys to men into the seaworld……….since 1820….

  • http://twitter.com/boymatiao isko daya

    Plunder again!

    Ex-generals are destructing the dignity of the high-regarded position with the string of involvement in corruption. GMA’s practice was very infectious. The late Angelo Reyes cut his own life to set an example, I guess.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W33DX55RNH3NOJTT544CXFV2XY robert

    Business as usual in the Republic of the Philippines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samontehe Henry E. Samonte

    One reason why MRT/LRT is loosing money is Mendoza employed foreign consultants and paid them hundreds of millions “doing nothing.” This is similar to what Mainland China did to their own citizen. They would invite “White Males” as though they know something about the business. They use this to impress on the investors that they are wealthy by employing “White” (pseudo) executives. For a start, what does foreign consultant knows that Filipino can not learn, given the opportunity. Mendoza is an ExGeneral who shamelessly acted as lap-dog of Gloria, that’s what.

  • Anonymous

    When a case is looming and the person involved would like to protect his family and retain their properties, he would commit suicide. This was the practice of the Romans as quoted in “The Godfather”. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W33DX55RNH3NOJTT544CXFV2XY robert

    The example of these God fearing thugs in positions of power goes to show they are hypocrits, theives and liars. I must point out my own opinion of their utter and outrageous ignorance. No one wants to be robbed and theived from, and the Filipino elite seem to theive and rob with scientific presicion. Not only does the scare away prospective tourist, but hurts the economy, which should be punishable via a firing squad. 

    Emelda Marcos was a very good role model for these cut throats now in power, but I must praise Pres. Ninoy Aquino for integrity, pride and rightfull behavior, which should be an example for the Filipino nationals of how the educated one’s in power should live their life.

    • Anonymous

      These thieves are not God-fearing, if I may emphasize. Yes they go to Church at times, hoping to clear their conscience without any hint of repentance and remorse. Mga makakapal ang mukha nila pero ayan aabutan din sila ng batas.

  • Anonymous

    Speak up, General Mendoza, alam ko marami kang alam na kalokohan ni Mike Arroyo. General ka, di ba? Walang takot!  Huwag kang gumaya kay Gen. Angie Reyes. Speak Up!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JEFASDLMEGRJYZDTQ2JNTM5RJI Roger

    So much exposes of corruption/plunder/mass killings etc. from the past and present administration pero umusad ba ang mga kaso/allegation??. Diyaryo at media lang ang nakinabang kasi bumibenta ang diyaryo at kumikita ang media through advertisement. Satanas, panahon mo ngayon pero kasabihan — HINDI NATUTULOG ANG DIYOS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Tons of accusations were already hurled by Mr. Casino. Until today, there are no warrants of arrest issued against those he accused of anything under the sun. I think he should concentrate on those cases first before exposing more cases. And he should bring these cases to court, not in the media. Media exposes cannot convict an accused or suspect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Cela/100000275164669 Maria Cela

    Nuon, yumayaman ang mga generals sa illegal logging.  Hindi pa nila alam masyado ang pangungulimbat sa pamamagitan ng mga spirits o ghosts, padding, diversions, conversions at iba pa. Naturuan  masyado sa rehimen ng mga Arroykos.

    Mahigit isang taon bago natukoy ang pangungulimbat nitong si Mendoza.  Haaayyyy, talaga namang napakabagal nila.  Between now and a filing of a case against him up to conviction, if we were lucky, ilang decada pa kaya?  Sad fact indeed!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4MOI7UQUWMY6FUC453TJ5LUPTI Nik Nok

    Another corrupt general from the PNP. Helicopter scam, APC repair scam, retirement benefits scam, Euro Generals. There’s just no end in sight for the anomalies from being uncovered that involves these thieves in uniform. Pag nagretire pa ang mga  yan,  mag-iispeech pa ng kahaba-haba na akala mo kung anong tapat talaga nila pinaglinkuran ang bayan, at gusto pa me parade of troops pa para saluduhan sila sa pag retire nila sa pagnanakaw!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FG46W2J3YA37DM47GMFW7H7ZZU nest

    Ang kasabihan ay totoo, ” Kung ano ang puno ay siya ang bunga “. Hindi pwedeng mangulimbat ang ang bunga kung walang bendisyon ang namumuno.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      may kasabihan din na tungkol sa kawayan ‘ SA LABONG PA LANG MALALAMAN NA KUNG ITO AY MAGIGING BOMBONG” alm ga ninyo na sa takbo ng ating panahon KAHIT na mga SANTO ang mamuno at humawak ng pwesto sa gobyerno MASISILAW AT MASISILAW ang mga ito ng KINANG at TAGINTING ng salapi, dahil kung ang ibang mga OBISPO ay nASIRA at NASILAW sa SASAKYAN AT ANG ISA AY TUWIRANG NANGHINGI bilang isang regalo sa kanyang kaarawan, at may alagang pari na inaakusahang nang rape eh di ;lalo na KUNG ANG MGA ITO ay MABIBIGYAN ng pagkakataon na manungkulan sa gobyerno???

      • Anonymous

        Tumpak at walang kadudada!  At bakit?  Sa dahilang kahit na sin pa ang magpapatakbo ng inang bayan na ito, ang mabaho at nagtututong na SISTEMA ang siyang tunay na magpapatakbo sa mamumuno at hindi ang mamumuno at mananaig sa sistema.

        Ang siste ng bayan ay HINDI sa NAMUMUNO, bagkus ay sa SISTEMA ng pinamumunuan.  Ang halintulad nito ay sa isang sasakyan:  ang sasakyan, kapag luma at pupugak-pugak na, kahit na sinong pinakamagaling driver sa buong mundo ang magpapatakbo sa sasakyan ay mahihirapan.  Sakabilang dako naman, kapag ang sasakyan ay bago o na sa ayos ang takbo, kahit na sino namang pinakatangang driver saan mang lupalop ng daidig ang magpapatakbo sa sasakyan ay tiyak na walang kahirap-hirap na magagawa ito.  Kaya sa sistema nating paghahalal ng mamumuno ng bayan, ang tunay na nangyayari ay pinapalitan ng bayan ang DRIVER at nananatili ang LUMA at BULOK SISTEMA sa pamamalakd ng pamahalaan.  RESULTA: Tulad din ng dating nakaraan na pasama-nga-lang-nga-lang-ng pasama at palala-ng-palala……higit na sumasahol at dumadami ang katiwaliang pagnanakaw at pandarambong sa kaban ng bayan at pang-aabuso sa kalayaan ng mga kababayan.  

  • Anonymous

    producto ito ng PMA kaya ano ang aasahan mo eh karamihan sa mga graduates na ito ay naging kawatan lalo na pag naging mga senior officer

  • http://www.facebook.com/rpabelona Richard Pabelona

    DAPAT IKULONG NA ANG MGA KAWATAN NA YAN !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZQW4DLZS3FMSW2LPNAMXCW3VQ snyperjackrussellterrier

    saan na feature ng story of captain cruz???????????????????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leodegardo-Pruna/100000668583781 Leodegardo Pruna

    For as long as “DUE PROCESS” is observed then go on to the last step, penalize if people are found guilty. Less use of publicity and media please. God bless the Philippines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Connor/100001417323382 Steven Connor

    Greed.  Good Catholics.

    • Anonymous

      @steven connor, being greedy is not being catholic, if one is greedy he is greedy but not necessarily one is catholic. How about if one is greedy and not a catholic, you mean he is not greedy in the real sense simply because he is not a catholic. Do not blame the Roman Catholic for every mess this country has. Greed is abominable and loathsome and not part of the teaching of the Roman Catholic church. If one is a catholic and become greedy he did not absorb the teaching. In other word blame the man and not the Roman Catholic church. Tks my friend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reynaldo-Quijada/100000740291153 Reynaldo Quijada

    It is good for our country that anomalies in the past are being uncovered so that the responsible persons shall be charged and punished and for the incumbent officials not to follow their bad examples. A man whose illnesses are discovered should be thankful so that they can be properly treated. The same laws should be applied without fear and favor on those who will try to mess around with peoples money now and in the future. Let us call on our judiciary, the DOJ and the Ombudsman and the COA to show their patriotism or love for country and  make these criminals pay for their crimes! 

  • Anonymous

    to the government, people want to see results of this scandals. we want to see these culprit behind bars! we dont want to much publicity..we want action! your action will be the our measurement of how serious we are as a government. results are the fruits of our hard earned taxes! and from where you can have our trust. sample, what happen to maguindanao massacre? where is the justice then? i don’t care who are these people behind these messed, all we want to know is  we want to see results on all of these!

  • Anonymous

    The Generals and other military officers who are THIEVES and violators of political, civil and human rights of the people should have the honor to commit suicide, the people should give that option to them, like General Angelo Reyes, and be buried in the Cemetery Of Heroes so that the country can save a lot of money in prosecuting them and also spare their family of the humiliation and shame. GO GENERALS COMMIT SUICIDE!

  • Anonymous

    hindi lang yung mga kawatan ngayon ang dapat parusahan pati din si RAMOS kawatan din yan. Hanap na kayo ng ebedensya,dali!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      ay mahihirapan kayo kay Eddie Ramos, isa siya sa PINAKAMAGALING sa lahat kasi kung gumawa iyan eh TAKTIKA MILITAR, mahihirapang mabakas ang kanyang dinaanan. Oh alam ga ninyo ang ibig kong sabihin ng pinakamagaling? ay sa dami ng ginawa rin niyang KABABALAGHAN gaya ng jueteng ay sus hindi mabilang ng isang libong luko luko ang kinata ng magbiyanan alex s. saka centralize sa manugang ang intelehensiya at kay pare niyang si TABA (sln) dating gov ng batangas. kaya kay Eddie Ramos mahihirapan kayong matunton ang landas na tinahak niya bago pa siya maging pangulo at ng maging presidente na siya. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6I2R3ZB2OXDBYC3C6FRMPBQBU Murphy

    Gov’t. leaders and politicians only care for their pockets and not for the interest of the country. They are the ones responsible for making the Philippines a FAILED STATE.

  • Anonymous

    I am now convinced that this P-Noy Aquino administration is the answer to uncovering the “bad practices” of past administrations. Maraming salamat…! Panahon na para matigil ang “GREED” ng mga may power at authority na pagnakawan ang kaban ng bayan.

  • Pablo Juan

    maraming ganyan sa DOTC.. panahon din ni erap may P1B+ satellite-based broadband project –precursor ng NBN– ano nangyari dun? I remember bayad na rin yun.

  • Anonymous

    Ala ey nalambat na rin sa wakas itong Mendozang ito.. Ay naku sobrang napakayaman na itong hinayu…pk na ito ngayon nakatira sa mansiyon eh! Dati sa titiris lang siya. Aba eh lalaban sa supsupan ito hindi susuko ireng mandarambong na ito maniwala kaa!

  • Tyopando

    Lahat po ng kadikit ni CGMA ay naghihintay na lang kung kailan sila aabutan ng mga kasalanang ginawa nila…….ang inaasahan po nila eh hindi sila pababayaan ni CGMA dahil hawak pa ni CGMA ang SC…..

    Pero mali sila dahil ang unang isasalba ni CGMA ay yung sarili lang nya… bahala na sila sa buhay nila…….kaya nga na-pressure masyado si late Sec. Angie Reyes……

  • Ed Molina

    nakngteteng! wala na bang inatupag ang mga tauhan/appointees ng nakaraang administrasyon kungdi mag-isip kung paano huhuthot ng pera sa kabang bayan? sabagay, may kasabihan nga tayo, kung ano ang puno sya rin ang bunga, or in this case, kung ano ang pinuno sya rin ang mga alagad nya.

    hala sige, kanya kanyang isip na kung saan bansa magtatago.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AN34FYTKDJ4KPVABEENCBS46K4 Peter

    ang dami properties ng mga mendoza ngayon sa san juan batangas. pinakamalaki ang kanilang resort sa laiya. pati na rin mga real estate sa lipa, batangas, tagaytay, paranaque. dami na rin nila condominium, sobra sobra para sa isang dating DOTC secretary. nakakagulat talaga ang naging dami ng yaman nila simula ng maging arroyo appointee.. congressman anak nya, dami rin ginagastos! nakakalula & nakapagtataka!

  • Anonymous

    Slowly but surely truth and justice will prevail. Not even the best and most expensive lawyers in the world can save the guilty. It is just a matter of time. Karma is staring them straight in their eyes.

  • Anonymous

    Sana naman huwag magpakamatay ‘to at harapin yung mga akusasyon sa kanya.  Huwag sana maging duwag tulad nung isa.

  • Anonymous

    There are one in thing common in manner and behaviour for those who are accused of corruption, they are all calm, placid serene and composed. Accumulated huge financial security for the whole family and generation makes them calm, placid serene and composed, I think. So, who would not tempted to corrupt if this will give you financial stability for the family however immoral and wrong it is. Who would not tempted to corrupt with an envieronment almost the price soaring and escalating profusely uncontrolled to finance a family and live comfortably. The price of foods, clothings and shelters; the price of gasoline and transportation and cars; the price of education and health; the price of communications and electronic gadgets; the price of repair and other services; the price of electricity and home appliances; the price for insurance and other security; the price of entertainment and hobbies; the price of beauty products and  grooming materials including cosmetics surgery; the price for emergency situation; the price for memorial and burial and others expenditures to come out when the bills come into your door. All of these budgets are budget for each and every member of the family and to compare this huge expenditures to the salary of every Filipinos employed private and public, how one cannot be tempted to commit plunder even there is a danger being penalized by death. How can one resist corruption for one whose loves for the family is so strong and dearest and to meet and pay this gargantuan expenditures, our duties and obligations. How?

    • Anonymous

      Why and who? it is called>>>> Integrity<<<<<<<< what you describe is people without Integrity, and a society will never work ,,,one thing that are strange to me is,,most of you are deeply religious,,or is this just a "facade"

  • Anonymous

    Any Filipino, kahit sino binuto nyo, pag nilagay mo sa poder at kaban ng bayan ay nagiging magnanakaw, or natututong magnakaw. Isipin nyo, pag nakaupo na sila sa poder nagbabago kaagad ang kanilang lifestyle, nagkakaroon nang mga mga negosyo at mga ari arian. Ang karamihan dyan sa mga nakaupo ngayon ay maaring natututo na ring magnakaw or nagpaplanong magnakaw. Consciously or Unconsciously they are doing it. Marami sa mga nakaupo ngayon ay naghihintay lang ng opportunity na makapagnakaw. Many are hypocrites !  Not serving the people but their own pockets. Kaya kayo Djyan ! pag napansin nyo sila na nagkokorup-korup ang mga mata at kilos nila.. isumbong mo agad sa Bayan habang maaga pa. Never ending Cycle of Corruption..Haaahyy Naku!!

  • Anonymous

    Ikulong lahat at bawiin ang pera nang bayan, huwag nating lubayan, let’s watch the court proceedings, maraming salapi ang mga ito kaya gagamitin nila ito para bilhin ang mga judges.

  • sukhdev bola

    Basta Leandro Mendoza No. 1 na corrupt. Kita mo and RF ID ng vehicles na kinolecta noong Jan. Saan napunta sa bulsa niya. No return no xchange. Walang hiya ka tulad ng boss mo.

  • Anonymous

    Ngayon lang nakita e kasama yan taong yan sa NBN-ZTE project.  Simple lang pero matindi mangurakot yan.  Ikulong na agad baka makaalis pa ng pinas.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Badajosnon-Macabaian/100002348566742 Badajosnon Macabaian

      si Mendoza ang nagwala ng NBN-ZTE CONTRACT para walang ebidensiya laban cay pandak……………

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lulu-Principe/100000225278015 Lulu Principe

    hay ! ! ! sickening . . . it is absolutely a never ending story of corruptions in the government service . former heads of practically all government agencies had their own heyday . .  .  of  robbing the govt coffers.   what’s next after afp, pnp, da (fertilizer scam) dpwh, customs and now, dotc?  we have yet to read/discover massive irregularities at the denr, doh, doe and what more???? these sinners have posted their own people in those agencies, still calling their shots and occupying high positions. 

    • Anonymous

      sa COA seguro may mga corrupt din. Bakit hindi nila nadiscover noon pa.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LEIKNPNR6YYYYSO7W5CGCKEHOA dev

    Ikaw ba nagswapang, ikaw ba ay naging ganid, ikaw ba ay humingi. If your answer to all is yes then u know what to do next.

  • Anonymous

    Mismanaged. For nine long years. This is the legacy of the Arroyo’s.

  • Anonymous

    Another appointee of Arroyo!!!

    Another former police chief!!!

    I hope he’s not a PMA’er……

    • Anonymous

      HE IS.

    • Anonymous

      pahabol:

            PMA’er din pala sya he he he….

                    NO WONDER!

      I hope PNOY will learn his lesson not to put any PMA grad in the CABINET RANKS!

      MATINDI ANG MGA GALING DITO!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sol-Dolor-Jr/100000035568241 Sol Dolor Jr

        hwag nyo lahatin ang lahat ng  mga pma’ers marami sa kanila ng buwis ng buhay para sa bayan. mas marami pa rin ang matitino as kanila. dont generalize. lahat ng tao may kasalanan..

      • Anonymous

        PMA’er?

        Mga mabubuting tao yan…..
        Magiting…..
        Matino….
        Maginoo….
        Hindi kurakot……
        Takot sa Diyos…..
        HA HA HA……..

  • Anonymous

    Hope all these exposes will be pursued to the end.  If charges are filed then left out and forgotten afterwards, what good are these exposes to the public?  Zilch!  Nada!  Media people can help by keeping track and update the progress of the cases filed.  Funny these media people, they cover cases at the start then also forget about them also.  The people are “hanged up” to dry in oblivion – neither knowing where it is going nor where they are!

  • sukhdev bola

    dont worry he wont commit suicide. Di lang makapal and bulsa niya, pati mukha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQAUQPFLMOXQMME2GLSK23WFOQ okidoki

    This guy is another product of the PMA,  therefore it shouldn’t surprise anybody.  The SCIENCE OF PLUNDER AND CORRUPTION 101 is part of the curriculum in the academy!!. As they go up the ranks, they become experts. I am tired of this clowns, aren’t you guys? Just imagine how many more are in waiting to dip their itching hands into the already empty goverment coffers (That is , of course,  after the ever corrupt politicians (some are PMA grads too) have taken their fill). Quo Vadis pinoy?? Har de har har  
    .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7F4A7DJ5VDY6I2SPXLCAPJXBWQ Max

      Okidoki, please don’t assume that everybody who went to the Academy is corrupt. These corrupt bastards are a minority in the long gray line that have served the Country. Like you, I want them weeded out because they are a shame to PMA. These few learned from those who they followed after they graduated. Believe me, these men and women are full of ideals when they left the Academy but they were swallowed by a corrupt system. Let us fix the system but don’t blame PMA.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Badajosnon-Macabaian/100002348566742 Badajosnon Macabaian

      nakakahiya na talaga. PMA pls review your curriculum……………

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    JUSTICE! JUSTICE! JUSTICE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SIKOTQIJ45NPI5DQMBP7IETVZI Hermes Antimus Marcus

    Pinag-aral ng magulang para lang mangurakot sa kaban ng bayan…aayy buhay…nakabarong na magnanakaw? only in the Philippines!. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

      mamamayang pilipino ang gumagastos sa mga kadete ng PMA at PNPA plus monthly salary ang allowances TAYO ang gumgastyos sa mga iyan para makatapos. kaya kawawa ang mga sundalo natin na nasa FRONT LINE, na nagbubuwis ng buhay para sa bayan samantalang itong mga TINAMAAN NG MAGGALING NA PMAER” NAGSASAMANTALA sa kaban ng ating bayan, PWEEEEE dapat sa inyo MAG ANGELO REYES NA KAYO!!! di ba kayo ikinahihiya ng PAMILYA at ANGKAN ninyo ha ha ha??????????????????????????

  • Anonymous

    Acquisition and contracting especially in procurement and bidding are the areas most prone to corruption in public projects. Time after time, we hear stories of corruption in almost all of the government agencies and the sad thing about it, is, we can’t do anything to stop it. The corrupts are definitely winning in a country where 30% of the residents live below the poverty line because of corruption. The current regulations and policies we have now in combating corruptions or at least lessen it are inefficient to the point that they don’t work and are actually loopholes-centric. We need a better system. Here are some of my suggestions:

    1. MINIMIZE CONFIDENTIALITY IN PROCUREMENT POLICIES. CREATE A SYSTEM WHERE ONLY PRE-QUALIFIED COMPANIES OR SUPPLIERS INCLUDED ON THE BIDDING LIST CAN PARTAKE IN THE OPEN BIDDING PROCESS.

    2. TRANSPARENCY: THE GENERAL PUBLIC MUST BE GIVEN ACCESS TO INFORMATION WHERE EVALUATIONS, AWARDS (COSTS) TO THE WINNING BIDDER ARE TIMELY AVAILABLE ONLINE. *YES ONLINE!

    3. BETTER MANAGEMENT: FOR EXAMPLE, NOT JUST ONE OFFICE CAN APPROVE A PROJECT. DIVIDE THE APPROVAL PROCESS AMONG DIFFERENT OFFICES EACH WITH DIFFERENT APPROVAL POWER . THIS WAY EACH HAS THEIR UNIQUE FUNCTION.

    3a. EXTERNAL AUDIT–MEANING THAT IMPLEMENT AN INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT WHO WILL BE AUDITED BY ANOTHER INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT ANNUALLY . I KNOW THIS SOUNDS REDUNDANT AND MORE BUREAUCRACY BUT WE HAVE NO CHOICE FOR NOW UNTIL WE GET TO THE POINT AND PROUDLY SAY THAT CORRUPTION IS A THING OF THE PAST.

    IT CAN BE DONE…IT HAS BEEN TOO LONG…CORRUPTION IS GETTING OLD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Badajosnon-Macabaian/100002348566742 Badajosnon Macabaian

    “Casiño has filed House Resolution No. 1640 asking the committee on good government and public accountability to scrutinize the purchase of “Marine Environmental Protection Equipment” (Mepe) and “Aids to Navigation” (Aton) spare parts by the DOTC for the use of the Philippine Coast Guard.

    “Casiño said the transaction was highly questionable as the Coast Guard, the end-user of purchased equipment, never made a request for their purchase and was never involved in the bidding and setting of terms of reference.

    “In fact, the (Coast Guard) was not aware of the procurement as evidenced by letters of then (Coast Guard) Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo to the DOTC thanking the department for the information and stating that the (Coast Guard) would utilize and deploy the Mepe and Aton on an ‘as the need arises’ basis,” he said.
    ———wow naman……ano ba yan???????? grabe talaga………

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQAUQPFLMOXQMME2GLSK23WFOQ okidoki

    You are right Max, I shouldn’t generalize the whole of PMA. My bad… My heartfelt apologies. Matter of fact I have friends that graduated from the academy. I am just frustrated that those who makes it to the top seems to be the losers…at the expense of the rank and file.

    • Anonymous

      ok ka okdoki  meron pang matitino sa PMA  ngayong yong mga  plebo  first year pa lang mga wala  pa yan silang alam as they grow the are being shaped to ba an officer and a good gentleman pero pag graduate na nila and as they climb  for their ranks diyan na sila nagkakasungngay at buntot nagsisimula nakawan ang sarili nilang mga tao  simula sa mess sa bala sa uniform at sa lahatng supply na para sa kasundaluhan yan na ang  simula ng ISANG MALAKING CURRUPT NA OFFICIAL NG AFP MAGNANAKAW  PWE…………………………..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sol-Dolor-Jr/100000035568241 Sol Dolor Jr

        pwe ka din.. you mean lahat ng pma’er masama??? mas marami pa rin ang matitino sa kanila kesa iilan na ganid…

      • Anonymous

            HA HA HA…..

  • Anonymous

    Ibang klase talaga tong MIke nato, dapat ipa patent nya yung graft and corruption strategy nya. Halos lahat nang ehensya sa gobyerno na syncronize nya sa pangungurakot. Nasan yung mga pari na magaling bumatikos. Halos obvious na guilty ang mga abubot ni mike ni wala kang marinig sa kanila. Arroyo 1000X more corrupt than estrada eh nanahimik lang, halatang na-corrupt na rin sila ni big Mike.

  • Anonymous

    PMA has failed us…scary but true thousands of them are soon to be as flag officers, better ban them from holding public office. Throw all of them in basilan.
    Philippine Money(laundering) Academy. That would be most appropriate title.
    I can’t give my respect to them anymore, better not wear your proud PMA cadet uniform during your day-off, you no longer deserve our respect.
     

  • Anonymous

    Philippine Money(laundering) Academy!!!! huha!!!

  • Anonymous

    Saw this guy 2 weeks ago at Army golf club…i like his new White Toyota Land Cruiser. How i wish i have the same. But who knows maybe he only borrowed it from his wife or if it was his, maybe he got another source to afford this 5.M something SUV.

  • Anonymous

    It is high time that corruption/plunder be made as heinous crimes and be penalized with death by strangling.

  • Anonymous

    Galit na galit tayo sa mga ganid at mandarambong sa ating pamahalaan.  Marami-rami din sa mga sangkot o di kaya accused ‘key players’ ay PMAers kung saan sila nag-tapos sa PMA – the ‘West Point ng Pinas’  kung saan sila tinuruan at dinisiplina para magiging isang tunay na ‘officer and gentleman”.  Huwag naman natin lahatin ang mga alumni at batikusin ang PMA bilang isang institusyon. Marami sa atin ay may kapatid, malapit na kamag-anak, kaibigan, kaklase sa high school at kolehiyo na nagtapos din sa academing ito at pinili nila na mag-lingkod ng tapat sa ating bayan at konstitusyon at hindi nasilaw sa kinang ng ginto. Hihilingin na lamang natin sa mga Cavaliers na sangkot sa katiwalian o sa kanilang kunsyensya gumawa nga sila ng kabalbalan, na ‘please skip the next March Week’.  Skip the Alumni homecoming at huwag na kayong sumama sa pag-martsa sa inyong Class – baka mabansagan na naman ang Long Grey Line na Long Greedy Line. 

  • Anonymous

    sa pamumuno ni GMA pati mga ilang  SR PMAers  na involved sa corruption diba? dapat sila sasawata sa mga gumagawa ng kalokohan sa tin bansa kasama yan sa sinumpaan nila bakit baliktad  nakaka hiya na sila na humarap sa senado  para imbistigahan ?pera-pera  na ba wala ng prinsipyo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    inaykupo! sumabog na ang mga BAHO, naku lagot ka ngayon KA LARRY, ay lahi ka pa namang ALA EH? paano yan CONG bebetsa si DADDY? hindi lang MILYON ha? BILYON. kasi dapat ang HONOR CODE ng PMA ay hindi lang dapat sa KADETE, KASI cadets honor code, EH PAG NAG GRADUAR NA SILA AT NASA SERBISYO NA aba eh MABISYO na ang mga iyan at hindi na aplicable ang cadets honor code COZ they are no longer CADETS di ba? SANA MAKAPASOK DIN ang mga APO kong Lalaki sa PMA para maging STABLE FINANCIALLY sila sa future

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    what can you say Rene de Villa? Eddie Ermita? Nani Perez? at sa lahat ng mga BATANGUENYO. ISA na namang BATONGENYO ang inaakusahan ng pandarambong tulad ng AMO niya> Sana LARRY tanungin mo ang iyong sarili, kausapin sa harap ng salamin, at itanong mo AKO BA AY NANGURAKOT? AKO BA AY malaki ang kinita? AKO ba ay nagnakaw sa bayan? malalaman mo sa sarili mo ang kasagutan sa mga tanong na ito AT KUNG ALAM MO na totoo ang mga ibinibintang sa iyo bilang isang BATONGENYO EH alam mo na ang gagawin mo hindi ga? ALA EH ay baka naman tularan mo si Angelo Reyes ay sana naman ay HUWAG.

  • Anonymous

    mendoza, wag mag-suicide ha, harapin ang kaso… be man enough!
    (medyo uso n kc ang mag baril s sarili pag nagigipit eh)

    • Anonymous

      Tsaka magpaconfine sa ospital uso rin!

       Hospital of choice…… ST.LOOT’S HOSPITAL !!!

      • Anonymous

        oo nga, bumubuti n daw lagay ni mrs pidal ah?
        pero im sure, may iba n nmn sakit yun on d next coming weeks.
        (uhhmmmm…. another infection, hypertension, menopause…..) lets wait!

      • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

        AIDS perhaps!

  • Anonymous

    Corrupt talaga!

  • John Tamad

    Another Ex-General enriching himself. Is this even news? We know they always do it–so it is no longer extraordinary. What would be extraordinary would be a General actually defending the country from domestic and international threats. All they do is make excuses that they are poorly armed while they secretly build their mansions and private hidden wealth.

  • Anonymous

    Send a strong message to the world once and for all PNoy. Round up all the thieves of the Arroyo admin. Puro press releases na lang ba, so far ni isa wala pang nakulong.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

      To all of us, let the justice do its job,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LBHFT5QKQQPBH4CQ546WVD6PAE Anonymous

    The Filipino people needs a strong message much more than the world. We need to see that the rich and the powerful cannot plunder the wealth of the Philippines and simply walk away from it because they are protected by their “kapwa magnanakaw!”

  • Guest

    Who has the answer on to how to extricate ourselves from this quagmire?!

  • Anonymous

    What can you expect from our PMAers?
    Kayo ba naman dumanas ng katakottakot na pahirap sa Hazing sa academy hindi ba nyo susuklian man lang ng konting biyaya.

    That is the secret tradition aside from having Courage to do the act, Integrity if not caught and Loyalty to the President, GMA in this case.
    On one hand mabuti na ang ginagawa ng ating ilang PMAers, mabuti na ito kesa sa coup de etat.

  • http://MSN.com LC Lode

    Mendoza, another alleged question of corruption?  Wala na bang tunay na Pilipino na nagmamahal sa Pilipinas?,  samantalang sa 2014 or 2015, buong mundo, magugulat sa Phil. Arena?

  • Anonymous

    maybe he used the kurako t money to build his hotel in laiya san juan batangas…..estrellas de mendoza

  • http://MSN.com LC Lode

    Where can we find a really true Filipino in the Government in the previous Administration? That even a President have said and I quote, “I am sorry”? Was she really the Voted President?,  that goes with all her Appointees!  Karma na lang ang laban ng mamamayan, the fact that ang mga abogado, nag-aral para maging sinungaling, and so goes with those benefitted..or…appointed…..

  • http://en.gravatar.com/backyardzoogames Backyard Zoo Games

    so much corruption going on… 

  • Anonymous

    Calling St Loots, mag handa na kayo nang isang kwarto, meron may hypertension, saka na lang pag usapan kung anong sakit ang pwedeng idagdag, may bago kayong moro moro. billion usapan dito, mamula lahat nang mga hasang ninyo diyan.

  • OFW Franklin

    Wala ng mapagpilian kung sino ang matinong tao ang dapat ilagay sa puwesto para bayan. Alam ko meron pa natitira pero ayaw nilang makilala baka kasi mahawa sila. o kaya mahirap kalabanin ang systemang umiiral sa gobyerno. Sa ngayon nagiisip at nanalangin nasa na nga mapakinggan ang kahilingan, dalangin lahat ng pilipino na magkaroon ng bagong buhay na mariwasa sa pilipinas…… may kasabihan kung gusto may paraan, kung ayaw maraming dahilan… 

  • Anonymous

    sa totoo lang naman ha ang pma na yan ay walang silbi sa bayan….bakit kamo sa dinadami at tagal na military academy na yan bakit hanggang ay may rebelyon pa rin sa bansa at bakit ang depensa ng bansa ay kaawa-awa ang kundisyon at pinagtatawanan ng mga karatig na bansa…….kaya ano pa ang silbi ng pma na yan…….lalo na kung ang mga graduates ay mga nagiging eksperto sa pagnanakaw at hindi sa militar……..

  • Anonymous

    Look he will no do any good on this picture.. Parang swapang ang dating… guess im right! Parang swapang ang dating..lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4GJKFBR5HLARVHJIKJPTNCQQO4 Borgz

    hahahaha another corrupt PMAyer.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    of course, nakinabang itong general na ito.  eh, ito pa, na kanang kamay ni pandak na reyna ng corruption.  pata-talo ba ito sa kurakutan?

  • http://MSN.com LC Lode

    Pls lang….  Do’nt concentrate on one.   Look at MSN News!   Muslims to “Balkanise” the South?   Tens of Millions of Dollars from the US for the Philippines’ South?   Another CIA’s leak after Khadaffi!,  a relationship like the Arroyo and the Ampatuans – in case of death,  “I do’nt know you” !  

  • Anonymous

    dapat lang, mukhang tahimik pero sangkatutak din ang kinolimbat ng demonyong yan.

  • Anonymous

    karadapat lang imbestigahan ang lahat na nakaupong secretary sa panahon ni GMA lalong lalo na si leandro mendoza at eduardo ermita nga tubong taga batangas. sa aking pananaliksik ang munispipalidad ng taysan batangas ang pinala mahirap na bayan sa buong lalawigan ng batangas. ang pera na dapat ilaan sa pagpapagawa ng provincial road ay sa bulsa ng mga pulitiko napunta. kaya ang mga tao dito ay hirap na hirap sa buhay dahil sa kawalan aksyon ng namamahala dito. ang mga pangunahing daanan ng taysan ay ubod ng sama sa tag ulan maputik malalalim ang lubak at sa tag araw napaka alikabok at mabato. kaya kawawa ang taong nakatira dito, pag punta sa palengkepara sa pagkain pananghalian kailangan ala singko ng madaling arawq mag aabang ka na ng masasakyan at pag uwi galing palengke kung sakto lang pamasahe sa trisikel makakauwi ka ng alas dos o alas tres ng hapon dapat na pananghalian sa hapunan  na makakain. pag kagat ng gabi madilim sa mga kalye wala man lang kailaw ilaw o mga poste man lang, mangangamba maglakad dahilan pati nga ahas naglalabasan pati ang mga NPA ay gumagala din sa gabi. ano ba ang ginagawa ng congressman mendoza sa iyong pork barrel puro babuyan at pansirili ang iyong inaatupag , san napupunta ang iyong pork barrel ???? bulsa mo lang ang may development pero ang bayan na iyong nasasakupan ay napagiiwanan sa pagpapagawa ng kalye. governor vilma santos GISING puro pagpapamake up lang ang inaatupag mo pasyalan mo nanam ay bayan ng taysan sa lugar na ito libre na ang pulbos sa mukha , mayor portugal ng taysan tama na ang pagpapayaman , unahin mo muna ang ang mga kababayan mo bago ang iyon personal na interes , ang perang kinukurakot mo ilaaan mo muna sa pagpapagawa ng kalye para umasenso ang iyong bayan na sinasakupan. isa sa mga negosyong quarrying ang nagpapalala ng paglalim ng mga kalsada , puro malalaking truck ang dumadaan. pareho kayo ng iyong ina na ganid sa pera.

  • Anonymous

    Mukha pa lang guilty na si Mendoza.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sokor-Park/100002605297822 Sokor Park

    Hay naku, Mendoza should already be placed under protective custody.  He might do another Angie Reyes, kawawa naman tayong mga manonood.  We’ll be deprived of the great drama to follow.  

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      Di nya gagawin yun pre, sayang yung naipon nya….

  • Anonymous

    If the accusations are true, we are witnessing an UNPRECEDENTED MAGNITUDE of plunder committed by officials in this country being unraveled. This has by far exceeded what Marcos has done in his 20 years of rule. Shame on you for being a Batangueño!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J47R2PJFKFPPV25TLBRVNXIYKY Mel

    PMA is proving to be the best business school in the country

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQXA7X4ZUK3EJSCHAWCYUYP5PQ Jiao Takamdemare

      PMA has forever been fervent and sincere in its vision and purpose in teaching cadets become good leaders of character.  4 years silang tinuruan ng PMA.  Compare that 4 years with the time they spent  outside the academy as officers.  Hindi nagkulang ang PMA kundi silang mga nakatapos.  Hinayaan nilang masilaw ang kanilang dangal sa kasakiman.  They were taught of the necessary things na magagamit nila sa serbisyo para sa bayan.  They were given weapons against corruption but it is the MAN himself who failed to use these weapons.  Instead, he let himself overcome by the evils of society.  Hindi nagkulang ang PMA.  Nagkulang si Mendoza.

      • Anonymous

        You’re naive, who do think you can fool.

    • antonioluna

      PMA = Philippine Mandarambong Academy

  • Anonymous

    1.1 BILLION PESOS worth of equipment for the PCG without them requesting for it… Let the former DOTC secretary be slated for canonization.  He is so magnanimous! Talaga naman.

  • Anonymous

    o ayan di mo pa kasi tinumba si Casiño nung nasa PNP ka pa!! Siempre titirahin nya lahat na nasa PNP or AFP..Active or Retire man. Itumba mo na. Di kana mapapansin ng bayan..

    • Anonymous

      It’s not Casinio who committed the crime. So, whether there is Casinio or not, bad smell will come out.  I have a feeling that the killing of the police and military of people whom they don’t like and who expose their crime is OK with you. If my suspicion is true, I hope not, then your really, as your user ID suggest, bongbong.

  • Anonymous

    nice picture of mendoza (above), medyo hawig kay macoy… LOL! (medyo lng nmn)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WQKFTIZSFOANAMMZNQV3MEQHII Juan ricardo Silvino

    Noong panahon ni MARCOS at VER, hindi uubra na magloko ang mga PMA Generals dahil alam nila ang kanilang paglalagyan… Kaninong panahon ba naging talamak ang nakawan sa loob ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES?  Kay Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sapagkat ang nagluklok sa kanya sa kapangyarihan ay mga heneral ng AFP na nakipagsabwatan sa mga buwayang negosyante gaya ni MIKE ARROYO.

    • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

      o please, it was in marcos time that corruption of/in the military started.

    • http://twitter.com/hustlergalore hustlergalore

      very naive!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The regime of Marcos and the AFP under Gen. Ver and the Militarization f the Police, this was the time that the gorilla was let go. and this was the period of great learning for the Military how to commit crime: Corruption and Graft, stealing of military funds(including AFPSLAI fund), extortion, liquidation of  people the don’t like and those who get in their way, and so on and so forth.

  • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

    Sana magkaanak ako ng lalaki kahit sa kapit-bahay ko na lang para maipasok ko sa PMA para naman guminhawa buhay ko, hehehe, joke-joke only pro wala namang mahirap na PMA’ers lalo na yung may ranggo na.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!  PMA  GRADUATE  NA  NAMAN! Naging PNP chief pa!  Napapanahon na para palitan ang Motto ng PMA mula “COURAGE! INTEGRITY! LOYALTY!”  ng “CORRUPTION! INDISCRETION! LOOTING!”. Walang naririnig na reaksyon mula sa alumni at pamunuan ng PMA. Bakit kaya? Kultura ng institusyon?

  • Anonymous

    si Mendoza pa, naku di pa man yan PNP chief ay shady character na yan, kaya nga nasa floating status yan noong PNP chief pa si Lacson. Pero biglang inampon ni Gloria nang mang agaw ng poder, siyempre, birds of the same feathers, eh!

  • Anonymous

    Eto pa buwaya rin. hehehe

  • http://twitter.com/jonting Johnny Ting

    the silent ex cop BILLIONAIRE

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