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Senate panel to file graft case vs Mike Arroyo in Ombudsman

2 former gov’t execs, 16 police officers included, says committee

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MANILA, Philippines–The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the filing of a case against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, two former government officials and 16  police officers for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act over the allegedly anomalous purchase of second-hand helicopters in 2009.

To be charged along with Arroyo were former Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno and former Police chief Jesus Versoza.

The police officers charged were those involved in the approval of the contract with the  supplier, Manila Aerospace Products Trading Corp.

“This committee finds conspiracy among and between Mike Arroyo and the officers of the  Philippine National Police,”  Senator Teofisto  Guingona III, chairman of the committee, said when he presented the repor during a regular forum in the Senate on Thursday.

“With Mike Arroyo’s influence, a scheming conspiracy ensured that the supply contract will be signed and that despite the clear fact that the delivered helicopters were clearly used helicopters, these will nevertheless be accepted by the Philippine Nation Police,” Guingona added.

Arroyo allegedly owned the used choppers sold as brand new to the PNP. He denied the allegation.

Eleven senators signed the report: Guingona, Senators Panfilo Lacson,  Aquilino Pimentel  III, Sergio Osmena III,  Francis Pangilinan, Antionio  Trillanes  IV, Franklin Drlion, Frances “Chiz” Escudero, Pia Cayetano, and  Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada.

Guingona said Senator Alan Peter Cayetano also sent word that he would sign the report.

Though the report has yet to be presented in the plenary for either approval or rejection, Lacson, Guingona and Pimentel said they would take the case to the Ombudsman this Thursday noon.

Even without the  report,  Lacson said they have enough evidence to charge  those involved in court.

“We have more than enough evidence…incidental lang yung committee report,” said Lacson.


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Tags: chopper deal , Crime , Graft and Corruption , Jose Miguel Arroyo , Judiciary , Politics , second-hand choppers


  • Anonymous

    O baboy mike, takbo na , samahan mo si daga sa Germany, doon na sana kayo mamatay mag asawa.

  • Anonymous

    well,tignan natin kung may mangyari sa kaso,pero kung ako masusunod,buwagin na ang senado at kongreso at supreme court.Pnoy for life para talagang matino na gobyerno.walang kokontra at sasapakin ko..

  • Anonymous

    More Arroyo Anomaly…
    1.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills
    2.The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.
    3.The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 million was appropriated for it under the national budget.
    4.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political enemies
    5.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants
    6.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo critic, Cory Aquino
    7.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of Pag-Ibig
    8.- Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park Administration.
    9.- Midnight appointment of an Arroyo,Renato Corona, as SC Chief Justice

    - 200+ other illegal midnight appointments
    10.- Mikey Arroyo’s undeclared properties in California
    11.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers
    12.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    13.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    14.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    15.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    16- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair
    17.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.
    18.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 times, son Mikey 69
    19.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1B on coffee
    20.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.
    21.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M
    22.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)
    23.Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings
    The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    24.Misuse of Balikatan funds
    Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007
    25.Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund
    26.50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS
    Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu
    and MANY MORE..
    27.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘Pork”

  • Anonymous

    Arroyo corruption and many more..
    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (Hello Garci)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. Jose Pidal Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)
    6. Nani Perez Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings
    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)
    12. General Garcia and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15. Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (Zubiri, Bedol)

    16. NAIA-3

    17. Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18. Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque
    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states
    20.EURO GENERAL’S
    21.CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.
    22.the C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar
    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).
    24 P780-million LWUA funds-Prospero Pichay
    25 Bishop’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift
    26 Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund
    27 Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan
    28.P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.
    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3 REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation.
    31.Dato Arroyo wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San Francisco.

  • Anonymous

    Gloria Macapal-Arroyo spent a whopping P2.85 billion for foreign trips she made during her nine years in office.

  • Anonymous

    I could see in my mind two relatives of Lolong boarding an airplane bound for Europe in the next few days – one is big and the other petite.

  • Anonymous

    omg! kakasuhan na si mike! totoo na yata ito! iggy nasaan ka na? ignacio! umuwi ka na!! daliiii!!

  • Anonymous

    at last it seems the time spent in the investigation has not gone to waste this time. but why the absence signatures of juan ponce enrile and madam meriam, what is their position in this case? are they not required to sign?

  • Anonymous

    it said: Eleven senators signed the report: Guingona, Senators Panfilo Lacson, 
    Aquilino Pimentel  III, Sergio Osmena III,  Francis Pangilinan,
    Antionio  Trillanes  IV, Franklin Drlion, Frances “Chiz” Escudero, Pia
    Cayetano, and  Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada…..

    …where is Sen. Arroyo?? why he is not signing???..sayang ang kanyang “kung bad ka..lagot ka!!!

    …i wasted my vote to him!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7QZMA5F255IDHUMDBNI666WH4 Noel

      Likewise here.  It thought he was different.  Kung puwede lang bawiin ang boto. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WUQER7LBLXEV5JVOSPW27F5NV4 Gw

    pupuntang gernmany din si gloria para i-secure ang mga nakaw nilang yaman.  kakagaling lang ni fg don para ayusin mga papeles nila sa banko.  kailangan din sumunod ni gloria kung hindi kay vicky toh mapupunta ang pera.

  • Anonymous

    Very good. Bring it on, Senate. Jail Miguel Arroyo!

  • Anonymous

    Josmeng mamalugud laging wika nang kapangpangan BFF ko.  Magnanakow yung Ina, swindler yung Ama at tax evader naman yung Anak?  Ano ba yan sequel to Pirates of the La Vista?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDJC4KMFHUSV6Z6HW5YEWZSL4I yvonne

    Tagalog speaking Filipinos are
    soOOOooooOOO bloody selfish and greedy and corrupt!

     

    Pro
    rhbill, pro divorce and pro cha-cha people are imbeciles, lunatics, stupid,
    idiotic, mediocre, corrupt and a bunch of foolish complete MORONS! Nothing
    more, nothing less.

     

    Ethnic
    discrimination by the tagalog speaking people in luzon island PLUS massive
    corruption by the tagalog-majority national government in manila EQUALS
    lifelong poverty to the rest of the islands down south. That’s how it is in the
    Philippine Islands and the whole world must know this very sad and unfortunate fact
    and harsh reality over there!

  • Anonymous

    So finally, eleven senators had signed the report and recommended the filing of charges against Mike Arroyo, Puno and Versoza.  It was only a recommendation to file charges but not the actual filing of charges.  There is a ton of differences between a recommendation and the actual filing of a perceived case against those involved in violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt practices Act.  And what happend to the rest of the senators, 13 of them?  They washed their hands for the trumped up charges against Arroyo, Puno and Versoza?  Or perhaps, they believed this case is not going to progress due to the requirements of the law that the senate investigating committee had cooked up primarily against Arroyo?

    It would be interesting to see how these eleven head hunters are going to handle this case when the actual trial is heard and argued objectively under the juridical practices of the system.  Lacson and Guingona better have in their possession a ton of evidence and not merely a compilation of heresays from people who are either coerced, dictated, bought or inimidated to provide salacious materials against these people.  The public would be greatly relieved to know after bombarded with so much mean and damaging publicities in the media on the culpable characters of the people envolved in the violation of the Corrupt Practices Act that something is finally going to happen.

    Honestly, I still maintain a disinterested view on the merits of this case.  Either this is a real criminal act worthy of expending taxpayers money or merely another step in the chapter of publicity seeking schemes of some disgruntled people who delighted in character assassinations rather than truth-seeking justice with honest intentions.

  • Tyopando

    12 out 23 senators (including Alan Peter Cayetano) seems like a house divided….. Sino-sino pa ba ang natitira, Senators  Angara, Arroyo, Enrile, Honasan, Lapid , Enrile, Legarda, Marcos, Revilla, Santiago, Sotto  and Villar. 

    Parang sure na ako na sila Senators  Angara, Lapid, Revilla, Arroyo, Sotto and Honasan ay hindi pipirma dyan ……..yung iba hindi ako sure…

    Kung ako kina Sen. Guingona, hintayin muna ma-approve yung report sa plenary para hinog na hinog na. 
    Matagal na talagang hinihintay ng mga tao yan…. pero gasino na ba yung ilang araw na paghihintay pa kesa naman mahilaw lang yan….

  • Anonymous

    pag bad ka, lagot ka. where are you????!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

    It’s very clear the senators investigating “in aid of legislation” are not legislating at all but fishing for  enough evidence. I’m not against this kind of investigation but what is appalling is to force invited guests or witnesses to speak beyond their knowledge. And if those witnesses that are invited dont tell what these honorable senators want to hear, these invited “guests” will be shouted,humiliated and worse jailed. Kung yung intensyon pala ay mag charge ng kaso dapat kung ikaw ay inimbitahan ng senado dapat tanggapin din sana mga testimony nila ke kapani paniwala o hindi. Di rin dapat sila mainis kung invoke ng testigo ang kanyang right to self incrimination kasi sa bandang huli kakasuhan din pala at ang testimonya nya gagamitin laban sa kanya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    it’s not a good move to charge them together, they should be tried in a separate case dahil malaking chances na hindi ma parusahan ang pinaka-utak dyan.Usually, ang pinababang rank ang maging sacrificial
    lamb para ma save ang mga King Kongs kung meron mang solid case.It’s common kaya dapat naman maging technical para maiwasan yan scenario..



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