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GRACE HUBBY STILL A U.S. CITIZEN, DESPITE CLAIM OF RENUNCIATION


APRIL 26 -Grace Poe's husband Neil Llamanzares (left) renounces his US citizenship before Barangay Greenhills chairman Carlos Alan Tañada Yam (center).PHILSTAR PHOTO FILE
MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, MAY 2, 2016 (TRIBUNE) Written by Angie M. Rosales Tuesday, 26 April 2016 -MALASIQUI, Pangasinan - The process of renouncing of his US citizenship is fully-complied with, as far as Philippine laws are concerned but not yet in the US, Sen. Grace Poe yesterday said on the matter of her husband, Teodoro Misael Daniel “Neil” Llamanzares, on giving up his American citizenship.Llamanzares, in photos sent to media, had him holding a Philippine passport. However, being a dual citizen of both the United States and the Philippines, Llamanzares can easily obtain a Philippine passport, but still remains an American citizen. It will be recalled that sometime in 2010, Poe stated that she had renounced her US citizenship before a notary public to meet the requirement necessary for her to take on the appointive position of the Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as its chairman.She was, however, still an American citizen, despite taking on the appointive post offered her by President Aquino, as she officially sought to renounce her US citizenship a year after. In 2012, she was officially delisted as an American citizen. The tedious process required by the US government in renouncing allegiance to the US and his delisting of hs US citizenship would take some time, Poe said in explaining to reporters the reason behind her announcement made only Sunday, during the third and last presidential debates in Dagupan City. It wil be recalled that Poe had always claimed that her husband, but not her children, will renounce his US citizenship if she wins the elections. But Poe sought to explain why it was only this month that Llamnazares renounced his US citizenship under Philippien laws. “That’s because, like I said before, the process is long. When you do that (renounce), you have to comply with certain requirements here, and even in the US. So the process is not not yet finished in the US. But when it comes to our Philippine laws, he (husband) really already has complied with this,” Poe told reporters in an ambush interview before proceeding to her scheduled campaign sortie held at the Arenas Civic Center.In the said televised presidential debates, Poe was asked whether her husband has given up his US citizenship and she said that he already did, about a month ago already. READ MORE...RELATED, Poe: Pick a leader who won’t use violence...

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Aguinaldo doctrine saved Duterte — Human Rights Chiarman


APRIL 26 -CHR CHAIR ROSALES - NO WITNESS DUE TO FEAR OF REPRISAL -Presidential bet Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had escaped admistrative sanctions for not acting on reported extra-judicial killings when he won the election in 2013 as comebacking mayor through the controversial Aguinaldo doctrine, former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairman Etta Rosales said.Rosales, during yesterday’s Tapatan sa Aristocrat forum, was asked what she did about international concerns over the killing sprees of the dreaded Davao Death Squad (DDS) which is being associated with Duterte when she was the head of the CHR.The doctrine was named after former Cagayan Gov. Rodolfo Aguinaldo who mounted a failed mutiny against the late former President Cory Aquino but was absolved of charges when he was reelected to the same post. Under the doctrine, which was abandoned just recently by the Supreme Court, elected officials were condoned of their past acts that constitutes administrative offenses.Rosales, who was appointed CHR head in 2010, recalled receiving complaints about 200 victims of salvaging which was carried out by motorcycle riding persons killed either through gunshots or stabbing. Out of the 200 cases some 19 percent involved children 17 years and below and who belong to poor families. Rosales admitted the only charges the CHR filed against Duterte with the Office of the Ombudsman were administrative cases because of the absence of a direct evidence showing that Duterte had ordered the killings.The international human rights advocate Human Rights Watch documented the killings in Davao during her time as CHR but she said there was no witness who was willing to come forward. Rosales said only five police officers were charged in court and were meted sentence but no sanction was imposed on Duterte after he won the seat as mayor when he succeeded his daughter Sarah Duterte. The Aguinaldo doctrine was scrapped by the Supreme Court after the politically-motivated charges against former Makati City Mayor JunJun Binay who was accused of plunder in the Makati City Hall Building 2 overprice allegations. Rosales said that she cannot understand why the police have become deaf and blind on the killing spree at that time. She said when she talked with the then PNP regional director who has jurisdiction over Davao City, all she got were indirect answers such as “if there is smoke there is fire” referring to the killings in Davao City. Duterte arrogantly admitted his direct links to the DDS during a May 24 live broadcast of his weekly television talk show. “Am I the death squad? True. That is true,” Duterte said on-air while discussing his accomplish-ments as Davao’s chief executive. He then pledged that if he becomes president of the Philippines he would execute 100,000 more criminals and dump their bodies in Manila Bay.READ MORE...RELATED,
Ping Lacson on Duterte presidency: God help us...

ALSO: Poe denies role in Trillanes exposé vs Duterte


APRIL 28 -Presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe hands souvenir t-shirts to supporters during a campaign motorcade around Manila's poor district of Tondo Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Poe was leading in poll surveys in the early part of the campaign period but has been overtaken by tough-talking Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the last few days leading up to the May 9 presidential elections. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
BALANGA, Bataan, Philippines – Sen. Grace Poe is furious over allegations by the camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that she was behind the exposé of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV regarding the P211-million unexplained wealth of the mayor. Poe said she had nothing to do with the issue and only learned about it yesterday from the news. She said Trillanes’ reputation alone should have doused any speculation that anyone could be behind his exposés. Duterte’s runningmate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano described Trillanes as a “Poetector.” “Why is he blaming me? He knows Sen. Trillanes. They were together during the Senate hearing on PDAF. Can you stop him from revealing anything that he knew?” Poe said, referring to the hearing on the pork barrel scam. “If there is one senator who can never be stopped from investigating any anomaly, whether it involved a friend, an ally or a foe, it is Trillanes. Why shouldn’t he ask him directly?” Poe said, referring to Cayetano. READ MORE...RELATED,I will quit if proven wrong – Trillanes...

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Binay
, Poe lead in ad spending


APRIL 28 -Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS
Two presidential candidates have already breached half of the campaign spending limit set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), according to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). Citing Nielsen Media’s monitoring reports on campaign spending, the PCIJ said that from Feb. 9 to March 31, Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance is the biggest spender so far among the presidential candidates in terms of campaign ad placements which had reached nearly P345 million. Nielsen’s latest report covered the first 50 days of the official campaign and was based on the published rate cards for TV, radio, print, and outdoor ad placements. Sen. Grace Poe, who is running as an independent candidate, came in second in campaign ads spending with P331.4 million for the same period. “By the end of last month, thus, both Binay and Poe had managed to breach half the official spending limit for presidential bets based on Nielsen data alone, with Binay at 63.44 percent and Poe at 60.97 percent,” the PCIJ report said. The official 90-day campaign period for national candidates began on Feb. 9. The campaign-spending limits set by Comelec—P10 per registered voter for presidential and vice presidential posts; P5 per registered voter for independent senatorial candidates, as well as for political parties and party-list organizations; and P3 per registered voter for Senate bets from political parties—are in effect only during this period. Comelec records show that as of Jan. 7, the country has a total of 54,363,844 registered voters. “This means that for the May 9 polls, the campaign-spending limit for presidential and vice presidential aspirants is P543,638,440 per candidate; P271,819,220 for independent senatorial candidates, political parties, and party-list organizations; andP163,091,532 for senatorial candidates fielded by political parties,” PCIJ report said. Former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II of the Liberal Party (LP) was the third biggest spender on campaign-ad placements during the first 50 days of the campaign period. He spent a little more than P200 million on ad placements, or some P100 million less than what Poe spent. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of PDP-Laban spent a total of P110.36 million for campaign ads during the period. READ MORE...RELATED, Binay, other bets barnstorm Bicol...

ALSO: Poe to Duterte - Open your bank accounts


APRIL 28 -BALANGA City, Bataan: Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday dared Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to prove that allegations regarding his undeclared P211 million bank account are false.“Well, siguro nasa kamay niya na patunayan na hindi totoo ‘yon. Ang pinakamadali ay kung papayagan niyang buksan kung lehitimo ‘yung account na ‘yon [I guess it is in the hands of the mayor to prove that the allegations are not true. And the best way to do it is for him to open his bank account),” Poe said in an interview here.It was Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th who revealed about the P211 million bank account of Duterte at the BPI Julia Vargas Branch in Pasig City (Metro Manila).Duterte dismissed the allegations and also dared Trillanes to prove his claims although the mayor said he will not issue a waiver on his bank account.The mayor’s spokesman, Peter Laviña, said Trillanes’ claim is a product of the senator’s “fertile and malicious mind.” “Trillanes is a desperate man. A man who has not discarded his putschist past and who has not shown any remorse for his reckless acts,” Laviña added. Poe said Duterte should show to the people that he is a man of his word by issuing a waiver on his bank account. “He has been claiming that he is willing to die for the country. This [bank waiver] is one of the ways to show his sincerity. Now if he can’t do this simple thing, how can you expect him to fulfil more difficult tasks?” she asked. UNA dare The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday also dared Duterte to honor the bank waiver he previously signed and allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to pry into his assets and those of his closest of kin. At the same time, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) campaign communications director Joey Salgado challenged other presidential bets to do the same to allay suspicions that they have hidden wealth. “The Vice President has said this last Sunday and we will say it again: Kung talagang wala kayong itinatago, ang aming hamon: Magpa-AMLC din kayo. At ilabas ninyo ang inyong SALN at Income Tax Returns [If you’re not hiding anything, we dare you to allow the AMLC to check your assets. Bring out your SALN],” Salgado said. SALN refers to Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth and AMLC, to the Anti-Money Laundering Council. READ MORE...RELATED,
Duterte plans to close Congress in case of impeachment...


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Grace’s hubby still a US citizen, despite claim of renunciation


Grace Poe's husband Neil Llamanzares (left) renounces his US citizenship before Barangay Greenhills chairman Carlos Alan Tañada Yam (center).PHILSTAR PHOTO FILE

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, MAY 2, 2016 (TRIBUNE) Written by Angie M. Rosales Tuesday, 26 April 2016 -MALASIQUI, Pangasinan - The process of renouncing of his US citizenship is fully-complied with, as far as Philippine laws are concerned but not yet in the US, Sen. Grace Poe yesterday said on the matter of her husband, Teodoro Misael Daniel “Neil” Llamanzares, on giving up his American citizenship.

Llamanzares, in photos sent to media, had him holding a Philippine passport.

However, being a dual citizen of both the United States and the Philippines, Llamanzares can easily obtain a Philippine passport, but still remains an American citizen.

It will be recalled that sometime in 2010, Poe stated that she had renounced her US citizenship before a notary public to meet the requirement necessary for her to take on the appointive position of the Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as its chairman.She was, however, still an American citizen, despite taking on the appointive post offered her by President Aquino, as she officially sought to renounce her US citizenship a year after. In 2012, she was officially delisted as an American citizen.

The tedious process required by the US government in renouncing allegiance to the US and his delisting of hs US citizenship would take some time, Poe said in explaining to reporters the reason behind her announcement made only Sunday, during the third and last presidential debates in Dagupan City.

It wil be recalled that Poe had always claimed that her husband, but not her children, will renounce his US citizenship if she wins the elections.

But Poe sought to explain why it was only this month that Llamnazares renounced his US citizenship under Philippien laws.

“That’s because, like I said before, the process is long. When you do that (renounce), you have to comply with certain requirements here, and even in the US. So the process is not not yet finished in the US. But when it comes to our Philippine laws, he (husband) really already has complied with this,” Poe told reporters in an ambush interview before proceeding to her scheduled campaign sortie held at the Arenas Civic Center.

In the said televised presidential debates, Poe was asked whether her husband has given up his US citizenship and she said that he already did, about a month ago already.

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Poe has the habit of only revealing facts about her husband’s citizenship as well as his having worked in the US Air Force.

It was only when it was bared n reports that he worked for the US Air Force that she admitted this.

Also, it was reported that Llamanzares worked in an agency that Vanity Fair said is one of the biggest spy agencies that provide the US government with such spu findings.

This was claimed by their camp as yet another lie, although Vanity Fair did state the spying activities of this US agency. Moreover Llamanzares can hardly deny that he once worked in that agency.

Poe said she has proof on the renunciation of Llamanzares’ citizenship, which reports said was filed last April 7 before barangay chairman Carlos Alan Tañada Yam of Greenhills.

“I have the proof, although I didn’t bring it with me,” she said when a follow through question on the issue was posed by reporters covering her campaign trail.
“I’m telling you, my husband just did it before a public officer, legally compliant with our laws,” she stressed.

“I am not forcing my husband to do this because that is his birthright. He’s actually a Filipino citizen, a natural-born Filipino citizen. But to erase all doubts, he has gone through the process. In truth, there are so many candidates who are running for office where the wives or children are in the same situation.

But there is, however, no presidential candidate running in the presidential or vice presidential race whose spouses or children hold foreign citizenships.

Existing laws in the country provide for the concerned individual to take an oath of renunciation of foreign nationality before a notary public to effectively reject it while under US laws, there is a questionnaire to be filled out and submitted to the US embassy to confirm the renunciation, after which, the consular officer would issue a certificate of loss of nationality.

When asked if Llamanzares can now exercise his right to vote in the country, Poe said her husband has always voted in the Philippines.

“He voted in 2007. We were both members of Namfrel (National Movement for Free Elections) in 1986. He voted in 2010, he voted in 2013, and he intends to vote in 2016. And he has a Comelec (Commission on Elections) ID (identification card),” Poe said.

Poe, Chiz seek support of Iglesia

In Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Poe and Escudero, realizing that their numbers are down in the surveys and with their strongest rival pulling away at this crucial stage in the campaign, the tandem is pulling all the stops, seeking all the support they can have from influential local executives to top religious leaders.

The independent presidential and vice presidential candidates have sought the endorsement of the powerful Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), known to practice bloc voting as well as the influential Catholic charismatic group El Shaddai and socio-civic groups.

“Of course, whoever needs the support, that one will have to knock on the doors,” Escudero yesterday said in a news forum in Quezon City where he admitted that the just-concluded meeting held that morning with INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo which was also attended by Poe before the latter proceeded to court more votes in the provinces of Aurora and Pangasinan.

Poe in an ambush interview here with Manila-based reporters, confirmed her running mate’s disclosure and confessed that there is yet to be any commitment coming from the INC as all other candidates, at this point, are requesting for audience and soliciting the group’s support.

“There was no assurance of support. We discussed, as always, what the platform of government is, that’s because the INC has so many members in the Agricultural sector. That’s what we talked about.

But you won’t know of the decision. They won’t tell you. For me, we asked for INC support. I hope INC gives us that. If not, we will respect the decision of the INC.There are still other groups that we will pay a courtesy call.” she said.

“We just talked about the platform. I wasn’t the only one who went there. All the presidentiables also went. In fact I was the last one who spoke with the INC today,” Poe said.

Poe was candid in admitting that they were the ones who sought an audience with Ka Eduardo Manalo but hastened to add that all of their rivals have made similar requests in the past.

The senator-presidential candidate would not discuss the details of their meeting yet said that there were no conditions laid down by the INC in exchange for their commitment of support to their tandem.

Escudero said the meeting lasted a mere 15 to 20 minutes, unlike Poe’s initial meeting with INC political affairs chief Eraño Codera last March 30.
Poe arrived earlier than their 9 a.m. appointment, even ahead of Escudero.

Escudero further revealed that he had also met with El Shaddai leader Brother Mike Velarde some two weeks ago and the group Rotary Club.

Escudero, in admitting that they are indeed courting the support of INC which is said to command 1.5 million to 1.8 million votes, underscored the need to gather the support of all groups possible

As to the other groups they have talked to, Escudero further admitted that therr is yet to be any formal commitment as well.

While his standing in various surveys appeared to have taken a dip, Escudero remained unperturbed saying that the campaign, even in its last two weeks, is a work in progress.

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FROM THE MANILA TIMES

Poe: Pick a leader who won’t use violence April 28, 2016 11:39 pm by JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA, REPORTER


POE LLAMANZARES

Sen. Grace Poe has called on the electorate to choose a leader who is stable, has a word of honor and will not use violence.

Poe on Thursday said a good leader should know how to respect and listen to the people.

“Many of us have children and what kind of a Philippines do we want our children to have?” she asked. “I don’t believe that violence is the solution to the problems of the country. Let us choose a leader who could take us out of poverty but bullet is not the answer to our problems.”

The senator showed her tough side after being branded a “weakling” by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

“Baka hindi niya ako kilala [He does not know me well],” she quipped, as she dismissed the general sentiment that she is the only person standing in the way of a Duterte administration.

“Maybe we’re standing in front of each other. Sa tingin ko hindi naman siguro patas, makatarungan sabihin na [In my view it is not fair and just to say that] I am standing in his way. He could also be standing in my way,” Poe told reporters.

The senator, however, said that stopping Duterte has never been her motive and that she is offering herself to the people as their next leader and it is up to them to choose.
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5 Responses to Poe: Pick a leader who won’t use violence
Rodan Guerrero says:
April 29, 2016 at 9:32 am
VERY PRECISE STATEMENT! This is the only statement I like Grace Poe told the Filipino people. But most importantly Grace Poe should also tell we must elect a natural born Filipino President, a person with only one Genuine Birth Certificate and somebody who does not steal one`s identity in her advantage, Somebody who must be honest that does not make serial lies to pursue a foolish ambition. Someone who is experienced, who can really address the problems created under the regime of a stupid president. We need an HONEST, NOT A LIAR PRESIDENT!
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Meihammer says:
April 29, 2016 at 7:33 am
And pick a liar with no credibility like you? You are yellow, you are white, which one are you really? Maybe you yourself don’t know. Talk to your backers, they would know what they want you to be.
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mark says:
April 29, 2016 at 5:23 am
Tama, dahil hindi solusyon ang violence sa pagtapos at pagtigil ng kahirapan, korupsyon at krimen. Kung sa tutuusin ay mas nakakadagdag pa ito kaya iwasan natin ang leader na violence ang sagot sa lahat ng mga problema sa bansa.
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fundador says:
April 29, 2016 at 1:05 am
kaya sumikat si duterte dahil maraming droga na sa ating bayan kahit maraming batikos sa kanya kahit murahin niya si santo papa 80% catolico sa ating bansa pagsalita niya noon dapat bagsak na siya pero makita mo mataas pa rin ang rating niya talagang desperado ang mga taong bayan ang nanyayaring krimen sa bansa kasi kung mahina ang pangulo walang manyari labas pasok lang sila sa kulungan
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Gem says:
April 29, 2016 at 12:49 am
Tama ka GPL and Lets vote fori DUTERTE and MARCOS sa May 9,2016!
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TRIBUNE

Aguinaldo doctrine saved Du30 — Rosales Written by Pat C. Santos Tuesday, 26 April 2016 00:00



NO WITNESS DUE TO FEAR OF REPRISAL

Presidential bet Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had escaped admistrative sanctions for not acting on reported extra-judicial killings when he won the election in 2013 as comebacking mayor through the controversial Aguinaldo doctrine, former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairman Etta Rosales said.

Rosales, during yesterday’s Tapatan sa Aristocrat forum, was asked what she did about international concerns over the killing sprees of the dreaded Davao Death Squad (DDS) which is being associated with Duterte when she was the head of the CHR.

The doctrine was named after former Cagayan Gov. Rodolfo Aguinaldo who mounted a failed mutiny against the late former President Cory Aquino but was absolved of charges when he was reelected to the same post.

Under the doctrine, which was abandoned just recently by the Supreme Court, elected officials were condoned of their past acts that constitutes administrative offenses.

Rosales, who was appointed CHR head in 2010, recalled receiving complaints about 200 victims of salvaging which was carried out by motorcycle riding persons killed either through gunshots or stabbing.

Out of the 200 cases some 19 percent involved children 17 years and below and who belong to poor families.

Rosales admitted the only charges the CHR filed against Duterte with the Office of the Ombudsman were administrative cases because of the absence of a direct evidence showing that Duterte had ordered the killings.

The international human rights advocate Human Rights Watch documented the killings in Davao during her time as CHR but she said there was no witness who was willing to come forward.

Rosales said only five police officers were charged in court and were meted sentence but no sanction was imposed on Duterte after he won the seat as mayor when he succeeded his daughter Sarah Duterte.

The Aguinaldo doctrine was scrapped by the Supreme Court after the politically-motivated charges against former Makati City Mayor JunJun Binay who was accused of plunder in the Makati City Hall Building 2 overprice allegations.

Rosales said that she cannot understand why the police have become deaf and blind on the killing spree at that time.

She said when she talked with the then PNP regional director who has jurisdiction over Davao City, all she got were indirect answers such as “if there is smoke there is fire” referring to the killings in Davao City.

Duterte arrogantly admitted his direct links to the DDS during a May 24 live broadcast of his weekly television talk show.

“Am I the death squad? True. That is true,” Duterte said on-air while discussing his accomplish-ments as Davao’s chief executive.

He then pledged that if he becomes president of the Philippines he would execute 100,000 more criminals and dump their bodies in Manila Bay.

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Rosales also disclosed that through information she gathered, the DDS had a hit list of drug pushers, users, petty criminal such as cellphone snatchers etc.
“Many of the victim of DDS are youth from poor families in Davao,“ Rosales said.

The financing of the DDS was also suspected to be the reason for the slew of ghost employees of the Davao City government.

Rosales said the Commission on Audit (CoA) found that in Davao City there were 11,000 government employees costing the local government around P708 million per year, 80 percent of whom are considered ghost employees.

Some local government units (LGU) are copying the Duterte style of governance, in which Rosales expressed fears, are now beginning to be franchised, citing as an example, an Iloilo Mayor.

In the province, Rosales noted that an apprehended thief was paraded in the market with a tag in his neck inscribed as “Ako ay magnanakaw” (I am a thief).
She also mentioned a mayor in Tagum and in Batangas imitating Duterte’s brand of justice.

Priest cites climate of fear in Davao


Redemptorist Father Amado Picardal appeals for prayers after revealing the alleged existence of a death squad in the southern Philippines. (Photo supplied by Father Picardal)

Fr. Amado Picardal, a priest from the Davao Redemptorist Church and former spokesman of Coalition Against Summary Executions, also said during the forum that the DDS has killed not only minors but also its own members to silence them on what they knew on the summary executions.

Until now, Picardal cited a climate of fear in Davao City where no one wants to testify against Duterte for fear of reprisal.

“(That’s why) we brought this out in the open, so that the people can make decisions based on facts and data (on how many were killed),” he pointed out.
Based on data culled from various human rights monitoring groups that focused on Davao City, since 1998 until 2011, DDS has killed about 132 minors and 276 adults, Picardal said.

“Most were minors, 17 below, and the youngest is 12 years old. Of adults, 276, oldest was 27 years old,” he added.

Picardal said that based on the profile of those summarily executed, the victims belong to the poor sector and live in urban-poor communities.

“No due process, they were just killed, they are small-time criminals,” he said.

Picardal said he left Davao City in 2011 but he is surprised to know that until 2015, extrajudicial killings were happening in the city.

“For the last five years, there have been 385 victims, 39 of them were 17 years old and below. These are street children and 118 adults,” he said.
Picardal said nobody came out as witness because people feared for their lives.

“They are afraid, they might be killed,” he said.

To document accusations against Duterte, Picardal said his group contacted former DDS members, who gave data on extra-judicial killings.

“We have contacts from former DDS personnel, and they gave us the facts on what really happened,” he said.

Investigations conducted by Human Right Watch stated that nobody wanted to expose themselves to danger from DDS members.

“If they step forward, they are killed. And if you look at the list, they are former DDS, they were killed because they knew too much and they are afraid that they would spill the bean,” Picardal said.

“It’s difficult to get witnesses, but they wanted to talk on what happened, how it was done, who are involved, but no one dares to step forward because they are afraid for themselves and their families,” he added.

From the point of view of Picardal, if Duterte wins as president it will be a turbulent six years in the Philippines because he cannot impose his brand of justice to the entire nation and he cannot rely on the loyalty of the military and the professionalism of the police force.

“ Civil society and the church will rise up and there will be constitutional stealmate and he cannot do it on his own and there are growing number of military that is angry and he is creating a lot of enemy and it will be turbulent years if he comes to power” Picardal stressed.

Rosales said she believes in the Filipino people spirit as shown in Edsa 1 that they abhor violence and the only message she wanted to impart is for voters to study carefully in choosing the next leader who will be the one who has a heart and respect for life and respect of the law.

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Ping Lacson on Duterte presidency: God help us SHARES: 8801 VIEW COMMENTS By: Christine O. Avendaño @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 03:30 AM April 28th, 2016


DUTERTE, LACSON

“May God help us!” was how reelectionist Sen. Panfilo Lacson reacted on Wednesday to the looming possibility of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte winning the presidential race and fulfilling his controversial campaign promises such as killing all corrupt officials in government.

Lacson hoped that Duterte’s statements at the Makati Business Club on Wednesday and his other equally controversial campaign promises were “just sound bytes to get elected.”

Lacson mentioned Duterte’s to-do things when he becomes president—to kill 100,000 criminals in three to six months; to close and padlock Congress; to establish a revolutionary government; to ride a jet ski to Scarborough shoal and plant the Philippine flag and be shot by the Chinese, and now to shoot all corrupt officials and pardon all their assassins.

No to civil war

“I hope and pray that if elected, he (Duterte) won’t do what he mostly says and promises to do during this campaign because if he does, may God help us,” Lacson said in a text message.

Lacson said he did not want the country “plunged into a civil war.”

He also noted that Duterte was not the same person he knew for more than 20 years, saying he saw the mayor then as a “soft spoken, unassuming, never arrogant” person.

“We were not really close friends but during my law enforcement days, even before my appointment as Chief of the Philippine National Police, we mutually respected, even admired each other, at least that’s how I viewed it from my own perspective,” he said.

Lacson said he would “touch base with (Duterte) to catch up whenever I visited Davao City.”


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Poe denies role in Trillanes exposé vs Duterte By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 28, 2016 - 12:00am 0 8 googleplus0 0


Presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe hands souvenir t-shirts to supporters during a campaign motorcade around Manila's poor district of Tondo Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Poe was leading in poll surveys in the early part of the campaign period but has been overtaken by tough-talking Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on the last few days leading up to the May 9 presidential elections. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

BALANGA, Bataan, Philippines – Sen. Grace Poe is furious over allegations by the camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that she was behind the exposé of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV regarding the P211-million unexplained wealth of the mayor.

Poe said she had nothing to do with the issue and only learned about it yesterday from the news.

She said Trillanes’ reputation alone should have doused any speculation that anyone could be behind his exposés.

Duterte’s runningmate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano described Trillanes as a “Poetector.”

“Why is he blaming me? He knows Sen. Trillanes. They were together during the Senate hearing on PDAF. Can you stop him from revealing anything that he knew?” Poe said, referring to the hearing on the pork barrel scam.

“If there is one senator who can never be stopped from investigating any anomaly, whether it involved a friend, an ally or a foe, it is Trillanes. Why shouldn’t he ask him directly?” Poe said, referring to Cayetano.

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Poe was obviously irked by the issue, which came amid Duterte’s lead in recent poll surveys.

Trillanes declared earlier that he is endorsing Poe.

Whatever Trillanes’ objectives may be in baring Duterte’s alleged unexplained wealth, Poe said it would be up to the mayor to answer and disprove the allegations.

“The easiest way to do it is for him to open the account for public scrutiny. He was the first to dare his rivals to sign a waiver. He said he was willing to die for the country, this is one of the ways of doing it,” Poe said, referring to Duterte.

She hit her critics for having a double-standard in dealing with issues hurled against her.

“He should also prove that what was said was untrue. It’s difficult because when I have an allegation, I have to present proof. Why would you say that I paid for it? How did I pay for it? I just read about it in the news,” Poe said in Filipino.

Trillanes said that he would not allow Cayetano to divert the issue because “his boss should clarify it himself.”

He said he was not doing this for the benefit of Poe, but for “the public to know that Duterte is not what he pretends to be.”

Trillanes said he would come out with more revelations on Duterte in the coming days and he would release these once he has validated the information.

Poe vows to protect fisher folk Meanwhile, Poe vowed to protect and conserve the Philippine seas in order to help fishermen in the provinces.

“The integrity, protection, rehabilitation and conservation of Philippine seas will be my priority. We must all nurture and protect the ecosystem of endangered fish species, which are threatened by illegal fishing methods,” Poe said.

She said poor government support as shown by weak infrastructure has resulted in post-harvest losses of up to 25 percent of the total catch of local fishermen.

The decline in fish harvest has made the country’s 1.4 million fishermen among the poorest, with 39 percent living below the poverty line. The figure is higher than the national average of 26 percent.

Poe said the government should allocate the highest subsidy for fishermen, so the country could attain its goal of having healthy and strong citizens.

“Let’s strengthen the financial and technical support for the fisherfolk. Let’s build fish landing centers and provide them fishing gear, skills and knowledge on modern fish processing technology,” she said.

Poe called for a strong enforcement of the Amended Fisheries Code and modernization of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to combat illegal fishing operations, particularly in coastal municipalities.

Data from BFAR show that almost 10,000 cases of dynamite fishing are recorded every day. Of the country’s 13 fishing grounds, 10 are heavily exploited.

Under Poe’s Gobyernong May Puso, education and training programs will include women who process and sell fish products.

“Our country is composed of more water than land. It is unacceptable that fishermen remain among the poorest of the poor. Let’s reform the industry so we can empower and protect the fishermen,” she said. – With Christina Mendez

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I will quit if proven wrong – Trillanes April 28, 2016 11:42 pm by IZA IGLESIAS, REPORTER


(AND HERE HE IS AGAIN) PROOF? Sen. Antonio Trillanes holds a document that he claims is part of bank documents showing the bank deposits of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. PHOTO BY MIKE DE JUAN

Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th on Thursday vowed to resign as a senator and withdraw from the vice presidential race if his claim that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte did not declare P211 million in the mayor’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) will be proven wrong.

In a news conference, Trillanes challenged Duterte to sign a waiver for his Bank of the Phlippine Islands (BPI) account, which the senator said contains P211 million.

Trillanes showed the media a “mother document” that contains bank details of Duterte and his three children–Paolo, Sara and Sebastian.

He said if the mayor wins in the May 9 elections, he will use the bank document as basis for the filing of an impeachment complaint against Duterte.

“Gagawin ko itong [This will be the] basis for an impeachment complaint, ako ang mangunguna diyan. Kaya ngayon pa lang harapin mo na itong issue na ito. Kung magkamali man ako, wala na ako sa pulitika [I will lead. It will be better if you face this issue now. If I am proven wrong, then I’m out of politics]. That is one way of dealing with me,” Trillanes added.

According to him, the P211 million that Duterte has in the bank is just the tip of the iceberg.

“Meron pang mas malaki diyan [He has more]. It will come out once we have verified it. We’re just making sure that our count is correct. This is hundreds of millions. I can’t preempt it yet kasi mahirap magkamali sa figures. Ngayon ang sa akin dito, pwede siyang magtago sa legalities. Pero sa issue na ito, natanggal yung yabang niya eh. Nagtatago siya sa legalities,” Trillanes said.

In March, Duterte and his running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano signed a waiver that will supposedly open their bank accounts for public scrutiny and asked their rivals to do the same.

Trillanes, however, said the waiver they offered to be signed was not accepted by the bank.

“The Duterte campaign is based on a lie, is based on a propaganda. Hindi po paraiso ang Davao [Davao is no paradise], hindi sila [they are not the] safest city. Si Mayor Duterte wala siyang anti-crime agenda, wala siyang anti-corruption agenda, hindi siya natutulog sa kulambo, kung ano-ano man na gimmick. Hindi po totoo yun. Bilyonaryo po yung mama [Mayor Duterte has no anti-crime agenda, he has no anti-corruption agenda. He’s a billionaire,” the senator added.

“The challenge remains. Once and for all let’s end this. Kung hindi ito totoo [If this is not true], you have the chance to get rid of a Senator Trillanes forever.
Ilabas mo, pirmahan mo, punta tayo sa bangko, pag mali ako [Bring the waiver out, sign it,let’s go to the bank,if I am wrong] I will resign on the spot and I will withdraw my candidacy,” Trillanes said.

He dared Duterte to show up at the BPI Julia Vargas branch on Monday so that they will know who is telling the truth.
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ferdinand naboye says:
April 29, 2016 at 10:03 am
hi may saysay pa ba ang bank secrecy law why does trillanes just give allege bank accounts of other people. Does the banks in cohorts to this action
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Meihammer says:
April 29, 2016 at 7:31 am
Oh Trillanes, nobody believes you anymore, you are just used as an instrument to fight their dirty wars. There is no sense talking and talking, sue duterte and we will find out the truth. appearing before a camera and saying you are the righteous will not do you any good. For a long time you have been a lost soul, that is why you are an independent, wonder why? nobody likes you really, they just woo you to do their dirty jobs for them. go ahead, sue duterte and let us find out the truth.
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Dan August says:
April 29, 2016 at 7:30 am
The answer to Trillanes is this: “So what is the problem” you probably has millions of MONey stashed some where also. Where in the name of God are you getting your money to make a VP run?Don’t tell the people that a fairy godmother is giving you the funds. But in any game of politics, the “loser” are the very noisy ones. Start winning first. Mayor Duterte brings hope to most of the Pilipino, who are hoping for a saviour in the long standing problem of law and order in the Philippines. While you are not offering anything. If you want to become an investigator, joined the DOJ or the Police Dept, but you do not kn ow anything about LAW. You are just pretending to know something about it. You are not a lawyer, so don’t pretend to be.
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tony says:
April 29, 2016 at 6:40 am
This is merely a grandstanding by a candidate who wants to market his candidacy.
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tony says:
April 29, 2016 at 6:30 am
Is it not illegal against privacy and secrecy laws to publish alleged banking records of Filipinos?
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Felipe D. Rosales says:
April 29, 2016 at 6:22 am
In my opinion, Sen Trillanes is indeed true to his words, I salute his sleuthing tactics & for Mayor Duterte he will deny all the allegations but if proven true Duterte will accept it as proven in his past statements regarding his bank accounts with BPI.
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Juan T. Delacruz says:
April 29, 2016 at 6:09 am
Sen. Trillanes, ‘wag nang maraming daldal pa! Duterte asked you to make a statement under oath, where and when you got it, for what purpose and how. He also added that for you to file a case and then he opens those bank accounts.
Why not comply to his request? make it legal and official and see where both of you will end up. Prove to the whole Country that you have the BALLS. File a case and make a statement under oath, Bozo!
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Lito S says:
April 29, 2016 at 5:45 am
Trillanes, tumigil ka na nga sa mga hamon mo.
Kulelat ka sa mga VP candidate surveys so walang mawawala sa iyo kung aatras ka sa candidacy mo.
Hindi ka respected sa senate so wala ring mawawala sa iyo.
Ang mga hinahamon mo napakalaki ang stake at siraulo silapag pinatulan ka.
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Josie Asuncion says:
April 29, 2016 at 3:27 am
If Duterte can prove Sen. Trillianes wrong, then 100 % he’ll be the next president. But if he doesn’t reply to Sen.Trillaines’ dare, he’ll lose a huge votes.
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Verner Abella says:
April 29, 2016 at 2:20 am
Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation
Republic Act No. 1405
SECTION 2. All deposits of whatever nature with banks or banking institutions in the Philippines including investments in bonds issued by the Government of the Philippines, its political subdivisions and its instrumentalities, are hereby considered as of an absolutely confidential nature and may not be examined, inquired or looked into by any person, government official, bureau or office, except upon written permission of the depositor, or in cases of impeachment, or upon order of a competent court in cases of bribery or dereliction of duty of public officials, or in cases where the money deposited or invested is the subject matter of the litigation.
HOW DID TRILLANES GET THESE BANK RECORDS WITHOUT ANY COURT ORDER? And by the way, it’s less than 2 weeks before the Election day! I AM NOT THAT STUPID!!!
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Gem says:
April 29, 2016 at 12:45 am
Yan Ang attitude ng mga opportunista. Lumapit pala Kay Duterte at gustong tumakbong running mate Nya e tinanggihan ni Duterte Kaya sinisiraan si Duterte. Baka nalimutan nyo si Trillanes Ang nag back Chanel sa China re our Scarborough Shoal O tignan nyo Kung sino Ang nasa SS ngayon. Sinita nga ni Enrile sa Senado kaso nag walk out at Hindi maharap si Enrile. Sabi nga ni Enrile this guy is a Fraud. Kulelat kasi sa Survey Kaya gumagawa ng gimmick Nya. DUTERTE at MARCOS sa May 9,3016!
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Entong says:
April 29, 2016 at 12:07 am
Just quit. You have zero chance. Bokya. Now na.


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Binay, Poe lead in ad spending SHARES: 81 VIEW COMMENTS By: Tina G. Santos @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 05:45 AM April 28th, 2016


Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Two presidential candidates have already breached half of the campaign spending limit set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), according to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ).

Citing Nielsen Media’s monitoring reports on campaign spending, the PCIJ said that from Feb. 9 to March 31, Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance is the biggest spender so far among the presidential candidates in terms of campaign ad placements which had reached nearly P345 million.

Nielsen’s latest report covered the first 50 days of the official campaign and was based on the published rate cards for TV, radio, print, and outdoor ad placements.

Sen. Grace Poe, who is running as an independent candidate, came in second in campaign ads spending with P331.4 million for the same period.

“By the end of last month, thus, both Binay and Poe had managed to breach half the official spending limit for presidential bets based on Nielsen data alone, with Binay at 63.44 percent and Poe at 60.97 percent,” the PCIJ report said.

The official 90-day campaign period for national candidates began on Feb. 9.

The campaign-spending limits set by Comelec—P10 per registered voter for presidential and vice presidential posts; P5 per registered voter for independent senatorial candidates, as well as for political parties and party-list organizations; and P3 per registered voter for Senate bets from political parties—are in effect only during this period.

Comelec records show that as of Jan. 7, the country has a total of 54,363,844 registered voters.

“This means that for the May 9 polls, the campaign-spending limit for presidential and vice presidential aspirants is P543,638,440 per candidate; P271,819,220 for independent senatorial candidates, political parties, and party-list organizations; andP163,091,532 for senatorial candidates fielded by political parties,” PCIJ report said.

Former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II of the Liberal Party (LP) was the third biggest spender on campaign-ad placements during the first 50 days of the campaign period. He spent a little more than P200 million on ad placements, or some P100 million less than what Poe spent.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of PDP-Laban spent a total of P110.36 million for campaign ads during the period.

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“Then there are the ads featuring yet another candidate for president, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, which cost the People’s Reform Party P59.14 million. Recorded by Nielsen as having aired from Feb. 9 to Mar. 31, the ads do not have Defensor’s name as payor,” the PCIJ said.

Roxas’s running mate, Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo led the vice presidential candidates in terms of ad-placement expenditures.

According to PCIJ, from Feb. 9 to Mar. 31, Robredo had a total ad-placement bill of P237.2 million, including tandem ads with Roxas that were paid for by LP.

Francis “Chiz” Escudero was the No. 2 highest spender at P236.2 million.

A far third in terms of ad-placement spending was Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, who spent P172.4 million, PCIJ said.

Among the senatorial candidates, former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Francis Tolentino was the biggest spender for ad-placements worth P135 million.

Three other candidates for senator, however, have already breached the cap’s halfway point: Sen. Franklin Drilon of the LP (almost P94 million, 57.01 percent) and Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (P84.4 million, 51.76 percent), and former Sen. Richard Gordon (P83.4 million, 51.75 percent), according to the data gathered by PCIJ.

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Binay, other bets barnstorm Bicol Written by Angie M. Rosales and Charlie V. Manalo Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00


BINAY

LEGAZPI CITY — United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay vowed to provide Filipinos a better quality of life during his campaign in the provinces of Sorsogon and Albay.

The opposition leader got the support of Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee who was earlier reported as rooting for Sen. Grace Poe.

Binay reiterated that he will continue nationwide the anti-poverty programs he had started as mayor of Makati.

The party earlier had held a campaign sortie in Tabaco City, Albay which was attended by around 10,000 supporters.

According to Binay, with the warm reception he got, he was confident of winning in the elections. Makati’s social programs, under Binay, resulted in the lowering of the poverty rates in the city. From a poverty incidence of 3.74 percent in 2000, it went down to 0.5 percent by 2012, or 2,000 individuals out of a resident population of 650,000.

He added human rights, including the dignity of women, will be respected under his administration.

The Vice President added that voters would be sorry if they would vote for another candidate who does not respect human life.
‘Jumping ship’

The transfer of support of Bicol governors from Liberal Party presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas and vice presidential bet Rep. Leni Robedo to the camp of Sen. Grace Poe has no effect for the administration party as President Aquino did not even try to stop one of his known allies, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, from “jumping ship.”

Salceda himself, in welcoming the party of Poe and her running mate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero who visited Albay yesterday, said he informed the President about his decision.

“He texted me,” he told reporters in an interview at the Legazpi airport.

“(But) I notified him first. I said ‘Sir, I’m a loyalist of (late Sen. Benigno) Ninoy (Aquino), (late President Corazon) Cory (Aquino) and PNoy (the President’s monicker),” Salceda said in narrating how he first broke the news to Aquino about his decision to junk the administration candidates.


POE

Apparently, Aquino did not even attempt to lure Salceda to changing his mind, the latter claiming that they have gone a long way even if he was more identified with the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party of the Arroyo administration before he joined LP in 2010, or shortly after Aquino assumed the presidency.

Aquino and Salceda were former classmates at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Salceda also denied reports that he left the Roxas-Robredo tandem because the LP did not him give enough funds.

“It’s not true. Are they saying that Grace gave me? All these other speculations are meaningless,” he said.

According to Salceda, he left the LP because Roxas never dropped by in Albay every time the LP held campaign sorties in Bicol region for the last nine months.
“They went to Sorsogon and Camarines Sur but not once in Albay for the last nine months,” he said.

In defending his decision to support Poe-Escudero tandem, Salceda said the two are compatible to be the next top leaders of the country.

“I always believe that a team should be compatible or shot act as a team. So when I chose Grace, I also chose Chiz. I don’t want a vice president roaming around to fight the incumbent president. He should be an asset (to the president),” he added.

BICOL GOVERNORS

Other Bicol governors – Edgardo Tallado of Camarines Norte, Migz Villafuerte of Camarines Sur and Rizalina Seachon-Lanete of Masbate – have reportedly jumped to Poe’s ship.

Albay Rep. Fernando Gonzalez, for his part, belittled the Bicol governors’ defection to Poe’s camp, saying there are more remaining LP stalwarts in the region.

According to him, said he and the other LP leaders in Albay can push Roxas and Robredo to victory in the province because they have no strong opponents.

He, for instance, has no strong opponent in his district while former Rep. Edcel Lagman is a sure winner in the first district and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal is certain to retain his position.

Gonzalez said they also have the support of the candidates of their party in the cities of Tabaco and Ligao which have big numbers of voters.

If ever some candidates move from the LP to other parties, more strong candidates are transferring to LP from other parties, he said.

‘Missing campaign fund’



While presidential bet, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV are in the thick of a heated verbal tussle over alleged hidden bank accounts, the camp of Poe had reportedly taken the issue of money matters a notch higher with no less than the senator’s husband allegedly mauling Poe’s running mate over missing campaign fund.

According to sources, Poe’s husband, Neil Llamanzares, allegedly mauled Escudero last Tuesday at the headquarters of his wife after discovering the campaign fund was running short of P300 million.

“Neil barged into the Poe-Chiz headquarters looking for Chiz. Neil found Chiz in one room where he was having a meeting,” the source told the Tribune.

Llamanzares reportedly confronted Escudero in a booming voice told the vice presidential bet: You are short of P300 million. Where did you put it?”
Escudero reportedly retorted, I’ll give you an accounting.”

But hardly had Escudero finished his statement, the source said Llamanzares suddenly charged at his wife’s running mate, punching him and hitting his jaw.

According to the source, a problem regarding the relationship of the tandem had long been brewing as Escudero is being blamed for the error in the computation of the length of Poe’s residency as stated in her Confirmation of Nomination and Acceptance submitted to the Commission on Elections for her 2013 senatorial run.

“Also, it was Chiz who insisted in 2013 that the name of Grace should be Llamanzares and not Poe. It took George Garcia the lawyer to put sense into the head of the Poe camp that Poe sells better than Llamanzares,” said the source.

“Neil is not exactly a friend of Chiz for many reasons, personal and professional,” he added.

Poe, however, has denied the rumors of supposed rift between her and Escudero over campaign funds and strategies.
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Poe to Duterte: Open your bank accounts April 28, 2016 12:44 am by JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA, REPORTER AND JOEL M. SY EGCO, SENIOR REPORTER

BALANGA City, Bataan: Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday dared Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to prove that allegations regarding his undeclared P211 million bank account are false.

“Well, siguro nasa kamay niya na patunayan na hindi totoo ‘yon. Ang pinakamadali ay kung papayagan niyang buksan kung lehitimo ‘yung account na ‘yon [I guess it is in the hands of the mayor to prove that the allegations are not true. And the best way to do it is for him to open his bank account),” Poe said in an interview here.

It was Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th who revealed about the P211 million bank account of Duterte at the BPI Julia Vargas Branch in Pasig City (Metro Manila).

Duterte dismissed the allegations and also dared Trillanes to prove his claims although the mayor said he will not issue a waiver on his bank account.

The mayor’s spokesman, Peter Laviña, said Trillanes’ claim is a product of the senator’s “fertile and malicious mind.”

“Trillanes is a desperate man. A man who has not discarded his putschist past and who has not shown any remorse for his reckless acts,” Laviña added.
Poe said Duterte should show to the people that he is a man of his word by issuing a waiver on his bank account.


TRILLANES

“He has been claiming that he is willing to die for the country. This [bank waiver] is one of the ways to show his sincerity. Now if he can’t do this simple thing, how can you expect him to fulfil more difficult tasks?” she asked.

UNA dare

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday also dared Duterte to honor the bank waiver he previously signed and allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to pry into his assets and those of his closest of kin.

At the same time, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) campaign communications director Joey Salgado challenged other presidential bets to do the same to allay suspicions that they have hidden wealth.

“The Vice President has said this last Sunday and we will say it again: Kung talagang wala kayong itinatago, ang aming hamon: Magpa-AMLC din kayo. At ilabas ninyo ang inyong SALN at Income Tax Returns [If you’re not hiding anything, we dare you to allow the AMLC to check your assets. Bring out your SALN],” Salgado said.

SALN refers to Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth and AMLC, to the Anti-Money Laundering Council.

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The UNA statement was issued after Trillanes claimed that Duterte did not declare in his SALN his P211 million bank deposit.

Salgado bewailed that when Binay first issued the challenge, none of the presidential candidates responded.

On March 14, Duterte and his running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano signed a manifesto that stated that they “pledge to open all our bank accounts in local and foreign currencies both here and abroad in the interest of transparency and accountability.”

“Ipinagmalaki ng kampo ni Mister Duterte na siya raw ay pumirma ng waiver para buksan ang kaniyang bank accounts. Kanina ay naibalita sa isang pahayagan na mayroon siyang P211 million sa bangko na hindi niya nadeklara sa kanyang SALN. Nang tanungin si Mr. Duterte kung pipirma sya ng waiver, ang sagot niya ay hindi [They bragged that Duterte signed a waiver that will allow the opening of his bank accounts. When he was asked if he will sign a waiver, he answered no],” Salgado said.

“Mukhang press release lang ang bank waiver na yon [That bank waiver was just a press release],” he added.

The Vice President earlier signed a bank waiver, giving the AMLC access to his bank accounts as well as those owned by his spouse and children.
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Olivia Charlotte Limcangco says:
April 28, 2016 at 8:09 am
Let’s promote transparency and accountability in government! The people should have the assurance that the next leaders of this country is not hiding their true self under a mask. Poe never lied about anything that’s why she is my president!
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Mario Sulit says:
April 28, 2016 at 8:47 am
But Poe should divulge details about the SPY WHO LOVES HER.
Roselio Palma says:
April 28, 2016 at 8:59 am
Tinama-an ka ng lintik Digong isa ka ring Binay Nog-Nog CORRUPTION # 2.
lorie says:
April 28, 2016 at 7:46 am
Kung wala naman talagang tinatago mag labasan ng mga bank account. para sa sang bayanang pilipino walang kasinungalingan dapat duterte.
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Licerio Antiporda IV says:
April 28, 2016 at 6:56 am
The money might have been deposited just recently for his campaign expenditures and came from donors. The money was deposited in BPI, Pasig City and most likely, that bank account didn’t even exists before Duterte filed his SALN. His personal assets and bank deposits would be in Davao City, NOT in Pasig City. Besides, the P211 Million is only a change (barya lang) comparing to more than couple of Billions Pesos already spent each by Roxas, Poe, and Binay. .
All his political opponents are gang-banging on him because he is pulling away on surveys. There has been so many accusations thrown at him as well, but that did not do any damage, as of yet.
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shenrie says:
April 28, 2016 at 6:22 am
The Philippines needs an honest, hardworking and dedicated leader like Sen Grace Poe!
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mark says:
April 28, 2016 at 5:20 am
Yes Duterte, open your bank accounts kung talagang wala kang tinatago, ipakita mo sa bansa at sa mga tao na wala ka ngang tinatago. Patunayan mo na totoo yang sinasabi mo hindi yang namimintang ka sa ibang tao ng mga ginawa nila sa iyo ang mga ganitong bagay.
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Keem Wong says:
April 28, 2016 at 1:08 am
A man like Duterte is not the type to trust for the Presidency. The wealth of Duterte came from Davao’s rampant smuggling, revolutionary tax, and drugs. We all thought that this demon is a man who has nothing to pursue his candidacy but all the while he pockets all the money from Davao’s illegal activities and spends the money from China for his candidacy. Mas masahol pa pala etong Demonyong Duterte kaysa kay Binay. We only have less than two weeks before the elections and for this let us pray to keep and save the Philippines from the Filipino demons like Duterte and some corrupt politicians. Pare-pareho lang pala ang mga u-ugod-ugod na mga candidato sa pagnanakaw ng pera.
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Duterte plans to close Congress in case of impeachment by Ben Rosario April 29, 2016 (updated) Share3 Tweet0 Share0 Email0 Share15


Davao Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (JOHN JEROME GANZON) (MB FILE)

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — His supporters are treating it as another joke, but presidential race front-runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he would padlock Congress if subjected to impeachment could be taken seriously for being the second threat on lawmakers he made in just two days.

Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (Photo by John Jerome Ganzon) In front of the country’s business leaders on Wednesday (April 27, 2016), Duterte demanded that he be treated with respect by the country’s lawmakers.

Reacting to a threat of impeachment aired by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Duterte said he will respond by closing down Congress.

“Pag i-impeach nila ako, eh di isara ko na lang ang Congress. Eh di wala nang mag-impeach sa akin,” the tough talking city mayor responded to the media when asked for his reaction to Trillanes’ threat.

“Tingnan mo si Marcos. Pero sa kanya, Martial Law, iba yun. Dictator? Ah, eh ‘di alangan. Ako na ang Congress, ako na ang presidente, dictator ka talaga,” Duterte said even as he boasted that lawmakers will be helpless against his move.

“Sabihin ng congressman, ‘Bakit mo naman kami isara?’ Eh p— ina, impeach-impeach kayo diyan,” he said.

This was the second time Duterte was asked to react to the same question on Thursday (April 28, 2016).

Asked for the first time as he emerged from a luncheon meeting with Bataan’s provincial officials led by Gov. Albert Garcia, Duterte responded: “Kung iyan ang paniniwala niya. Kung iyan din ang paniniwala ko, gagawin ko rin iyan.”

A day earlier, Duterte said he will let Congress to block his moves to enforce the law, saying that he will not allow them to treat him with disrespect.

“Huwag ninyo ako babarahin. Alam ko how they treat people, pati mga generals sinisigawan. Do not do that, if you want the truth, treat them decently,” Duterte stated in a speech delivered before the Makati Business Club.

In his profanity-laced talk, Duterte said he will not hesitate to bring war tanks to Congress and arrest those who fail to escape if legislators will stop him from carrying out his bid to end criminality, drug trafficking, and government corruption.

Trillanes has been breathing down Duterte’s neck as he accused the city mayor of lying in picturing himself as an honest public official.

Trillanes, a vice presidential candidate, accused Duterte of failing to disclose in his 2014 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth bank deposits amounting to P211 million which was reflected in his account at Bank of the Philippine Islands branch in Julia Vargas, Pasig City.

The senator said the non-disclosure of the bank account can be one of the grounds for impeachment of the president and other constitutional officials in the country.

Interviewed by the media here, Duterte admitted maintaining bank accounts with BPI, with at least P17,000 and P50,000 cash balance.

Duterte said he would let Trillanes examine his bank accounts but on the condition that the senator will issue an affidavit containing information about how he was able to get wind of the alleged bank account that Duterte maintains with his daughter, Sara.


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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