San Luis, the new Marcoleta?

New impeach rap filed vs Arroyo:

A three-page complaint accusing Arroyo of betrayal of public trust was lodged by lawyer Roberto Pulido before the office of House Secretary General Roberto Nazareno at 5 p.m., said Representative Joel Villanueva of the Citizens Battle Against Corruption party-list.

Laguna Representative Edgar San Luis, an administration ally, endorsed the complaint that accuses Arroyo of inaction despite being informed by a Cabinet official of alleged bribery attempts in the scandal-tainted national broadband network (NBN) deal, said Villanueva.

Pulido earlier filed a complaint against House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. before the House ethics committee, accusing him of using his office to help his businessman-son corner the NBN project.

San Luis meanwhile is a member of a faction of the administration Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino led by Camarines Sur Representative Luis Villafuerte, who is accused of plotting the ouster of De Venecia.

The President issued a helpful statement from India:

Arroyo also admitted for the first time that former socioeconomics secretary Romulo Neri had informed her of the alleged bribery attempt of erstwhile elections chief Benjamin Abalos Sr.

“Yeah, I can confirm that,” said Arroyo.

Perfectly orchestrated and timed!

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    • elac on October 6, 2007 at 1:49 am

    I see. What a coincidence! Ruel Pulido files an impeachment complaint alleging GMA neglected to act on Neri’s statement and here comes GMA saying the same thing in India.

    That is too much of a coincidence! If Egay San Luis is the new Marcoleta, is it remote to infer that Ruel Pulido is the new Oliver Lozano?

    • mlq3 on October 6, 2007 at 1:56 am
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    Coincidences are wonderful! Imagine all those impromptu fellowship meetings at Wack-Wack. Beating the odds of so many protagonists bumping into each other surely produces some kind of fraternal bond. Like a kind of alphabet soup of destiny.

    • bogchimash on October 6, 2007 at 2:14 am

    Naku po. The Villafuerte gang is trying to take away the De Venecia trump card, the impeachment threat. This internal battle could ultimately result in weakening GMA. Not that I’m complaining.

    • ferrum mann on October 6, 2007 at 3:18 am

    The trump card was not taken away but dealt face-up on the table. It is now JDV’s call, whether he plays it by raising the ante, or passing the initiative, or just fold up.

    If JDV is confident he has the numbers, he should play this hand and call Kampi’s bluff. Winner takes all.

    • bogchimash on October 6, 2007 at 3:22 am

    Ferrum,

    Sugarol ka ha. Why do you know the rules in poker? hehehe

    • BrianB on October 6, 2007 at 5:56 am

    “If JDV is confident he has the numbers, he should play this hand and call Kampi’s bluff. Winner takes all.”

    ferrum mann,

    High cards, especially aces have been dealt three times. No more high cards.

    • professional dilettante on October 6, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Ah, Kampi didn’t think this one through.

    A pre-emptive filing of an impeachment complaint, seen that before, no?

    The impeachment complaint can be amended if the committee in charge of it decides that it needs clarification or consolidation with another complaint.

    A tactical alliance by Lakas, Erap loyalists, the Left and the party lists would be more than enough to get an impeachment complaint with some teeth up to the Senate.

    A Senate which is anti-admin… Oh duh, some bright boy really didn’t think this one through.

    “Those who the gods would destroy, they first make repetitive….”

    • nash on October 6, 2007 at 7:15 am

    GMA’s such a class act.

    An official tells her of a bribe attempt by another appointed official and all she can say is ‘ignore it’….She should have asked for the resignation of the briber….

    Now, isn’t this worthy of a petition/signature campaign? Where are those 80,000 brave signatories? GMA’s omission is surely more offensive.

    We must tell scriptwriters to incorporate this in new material.

    • Arbet on October 6, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Pulido is the new Lozano? Has he turned to the dark side, too?

    • vic on October 6, 2007 at 8:58 am

    “Pulido is the new Lozano? Has he turned to the dark side, too?” Arbet..

    Possible as long as the “price is right”..

    • GPS on October 6, 2007 at 9:44 am

    “The impeachment complaint can be amended if the committee in charge of it decides that it needs clarification or consolidation with another complaint.” -professional dilettante

    I agree with you.This will be an exciting halloween.

    • GPS on October 6, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Here we go again. Spoofs and Spooks in Congress.

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 10:31 am

    What is happening to Pulido.He used to act pro bono for the Magdalo soldiers.Ay naku!

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 10:37 am

    “GMA’s such a class act.

    An official tells her of a bribe attempt by another appointed official and all she can say is ‘ignore it’….She should have asked for the resignation of the briber….Nash”

    Possible scenario after Neri told her:

    Gloria Pidal calls somebody “Hello Daddy Chair,ikaw naman bakit mo pa binigyan ng offer daw si Romy? Tayo tayo na lang ni Mike!”

    • Francis on October 6, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Dear Bloggers,

    04th October 2007

    Will anyone kindly please verify or assist me on this matter.

    I have received a text message from a certain Atty. Mariano M. Chavez of the PGMA Foundation whose cell number is 09286917450 claiming that my mobile number has been randomly selected. I have apparently won 1 million pesos from the foundation.

    Below is the text message.

    “Congratulations! Your cell # had won 1M pesos during the anniversary of the PGMA foundation raffle draw. DTI permit # 2578 Series 2007 Please Contact Atty Mariano M. Chavez at 09286917450 for details and on how to claim it. Thank you.”

    I wonder if this got anything to do with my criticism of the illegitimate regime of Mrs. Arroyo. Not to mention the evil the religion it represents.

    Well, my paintings are for sale but not my vote.

    If this text message is true, will any representative from Philippine General Hospital claim this in my behalf as my donation to your institution or even to the victims of political killings.

    Thank you.

    Francis Tanseco
    http://www.francistanseco.com
    09286746052
    P.S. Should I fear for my life now?

    ——————————————————————————–
    me:
    I wonder why none of the blogs I posted in http://www.inquirer.net has appeared in any blogsboard they have. Ah I realised that the Inquirer is a mouthpiece of the illegitimate President Arroyo. No wonder, well count me out of your circulation and I shall spread the word. So this is Freedom of the press “inquirer” style eh? To all my readers/followers/friends it’s time to boycott those that suppresses freedom of speech.

  1. much like in poker, the player who’s first to act has all the initiatives. the first to bet usually wins the pot. while the player with the strongest hand isn’t more likely to win. the player who is more unreadable, more braver, and knows when to strike or not are the players who usually win.

    is that JDV? lol.

    • mlq3 on October 6, 2007 at 11:59 am
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    i understand polido was dismissed by the magdalo as counsel.

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    “Gloria Pidal calls somebody “Hello Daddy Chair,ikaw naman bakit mo pa binigyan ng offer daw si Romy? Tayo tayo na lang ni Mike!”” -tdc

    back to your grumbling and backbiting hour, ei?

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    back to your grumbling and backbiting hour, ei?harry

    harry:my bs switch just went off!

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    “An opposition congressman has warned that the impeachment complaint filed Friday night by a lawyer against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo could be “a pre-emptive impeachment move to insulate (Arroyo) from a real hostile impeachment.” The complaint supposedly signals “an internecine war” among apparent factions in the pro-Arroyo coalition.”

    Let the games begin!

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    tdc:

    it’s pretty obvious that you’re very good at kvetching, why are you clean yourself, huh?

    • manuelbuencamino on October 6, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    The complaint is a trap. It is flawed and incomplete, in the Oliver Lozano tradition.

    First, it will distract from the Senate hearings where the real story is still being ferreted out.

    Corollary to this, Malacanan is hoping that a battle over amending the rules on impeachment will turn into a circus of lawyers. The public will be distracted.

    Second, if the Batasan sends the impeachment complaint, with all its flaws, to the Senate, then it will be very easy for senators to acquit GMA by going legalistic. This tactic will provide perfect cover for questionable senators like Pangilinan, Escudero, Villar, and Cayetano to join Joker, Johnny, Miriam, Dick, Bong, Lito and Migs. So impeached by the House but acquitted by the Senate. And shit comes out smelling like roses.

    JDV should sit on the impeachment complaint. Keep the pressure on the Senate to finish its investigation while at the same time building a solid case against GMA.

    Then and only then should he embark on adopting changes on the rules on impeachment to allow for amending charges so he can send up an impeachment complaint that only the most shameless senators can vote against.

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Harry:severe attention deficit disorder! but I won’t feed this troll.my bs switch went off! have a nice weekend ,baby!

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    “Coincidences are wonderful! Imagine all those impromptu fellowship meetings at Wack-Wack. Beating the odds of so many protagonists bumping into each other surely produces some kind of fraternal bond. Like a kind of alphabet soup of destiny.MLQ3”

    MLQ3:there are no coincidences in this world.The Wack Wack group members are “like molecules attracted to each other…for the same BIG deal>”

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    The story is getting more interesting by the day. Out of nowhere, this Roberto Pulido filed an “impeachment complaint” against GMA. What’s more fishy is that a pro-Administration Congressman endorsed it. As far as I know, this Pulido guy was the legal counsel of the Magdalo Group. Is this a case of “jumped to the other fence?” The question is, does anybody in here know the link between Pulido and Malacanang? (if indeed the speculations are true and valid).

    It’s a known fact that’s there’s infighting within the “Administration Coalation.” Lakas being the baby of JDV and Kampi being the party that GMA founded. You know these guys like Villafuerte and Solis, they are those Congressman that already have blisters and when they wanna push for something, they will do it come what may. I am not that sure what’s the participation of Cong. Garcia on this.

    At this point in time, GMA can’t afford in-fighting in her “Administration Coalition.” But then again, there would always be the side of “TIT-for-TAT” down the line. When the Plenary votings comes, granting that the Administration would still be intact in the comings days, is another “going thru the motions” event. I would go on to say with reference to the people in Congress, “everybody has a price.” It might not be money but there are other strategem to emloy – blackmail, threats, what have you.

    This time, I would assert that GMA (whether she was involved or not) should have announced an investigation (albeit a scripted one) on an “alleged bribery” by a High Ranking Gov’t Official & one of her Cabinet Members. That act would have divorced herself from any future controversy (which was eventually, the ZTE-NBN deal).

    In the instance, GMA wasn’t thinking about being smart, I don’t know what other things she was thinking at that time. GMA should have employed then NSA Sec. Almonte – 😀

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    “Harry:severe attention deficit disorder! but I won’t feed this troll.my bs switch went off! have a nice weekend ,baby!” -tdc

    add is better than a person who’s experiencing this so-called kvetching syndrome. guess, your the master in hit and run tactics, old man! i bet you can’t even go near gma that’s why your grumbling and backbiting in here.

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Let’s dissect a very interesting topic that cropped up during the course of “discussions” in here: What is ADD? What is Kvetching Syndrome? 😀

    ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder (aka ADHD: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) = A disorder that usually emerges during childhood. Although there are behavioral patterns in a child with ADD, there are also behavioral patterns in ADULTS. Here are some of them: procrastination, difficulty getting work done, and inattentiveness. Down the line, its should DIAGNOSED CLINICALLY whether a person has ADD or not. It’s but common sense that only a Doctor could make a diagnosis if a person has ADD or not. TDC, are you a doctor? 😀

    Kvetching Syndrome: Now this is something new, probably a coined term by Harry. KVETCHING is defined as: a CHRONIC WHINING COMPLAINER. There are no information that would have something to say about this “disorder.” I’ll ask the same question to Harry, are you are doctor? 😀

    I asked this question to the both of you because I’m a “frustrated doctor” as well as a “frustrated lawyer” but I ended up a graduate of “Cosmetology.” 😀

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Karah:sorry.I dont want to feed THAT troll.plus its off topic to what MLQ3 posted

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    karah, you’re as perky as ever. Nice to see those smilies again.

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Manuel It’s one thing to assess the SUFFICIENCY in “form & substance” pertaining to the impeachment complaint that was recently lodged. Another thing is that, does the opposition have the numbers? In the last impeachment, the number even dwindled down come Plenary Votation. The “Administration Coalition” still controls the Lower House though some of them might be engaged in some childish skirmish. Another thing is, are these childish fights for real or another case of “scripted infighting?”

    What this talk that goes around that says the Senate is BACKING OFF! (hehehe) with the investigations because a certain Businessman flexed his influence on the Senators. I think this allegation came from Sen. Madrigal (not in your list of “questionable senators”).

    Would JDV this time really sever his ties with GMA and Malacanang? Does he have the guts? Basing from the personality of JDV, he’s the “Politician par excellence” being the most “accomodating Politician” in the history of Philippine Politics.

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    TDC Honestly, I also got a little bit irritated with your consecutive personal attacks against GMA. Do I like GMA? In some respects, yes. In some respects, no. But it’s just my opinion. Anyway, that’s done and over with.

    I hope that you and Harry won’t bicker no more. The Philippines is as chaotic as ever and it’s not a good sight that even in here, there’s chaos. We are after all, guests in this Blog of MLQ3. As such, we should at least give due respect to the host of the house. Let’s leave my house as the only chaotic place there is 😀 It’s fine even if it’s all in shambles since I don’t have visitors all year round anyway. 😀

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Ram I’m not only perky, I’m feisty as well. 😀 I am a peacemaker not a warmonger so as much as possible, I would want an atmosphere of mutual co-existence even among the commenters in here. But, that’s just me.

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    “What this talk that goes around that says the Senate is BACKING OFF! (hehehe) with the investigations because a certain Businessman flexed his influence on the Senators. I think this allegation came from Sen. Madrigal (not in your list of “questionable senators”).” – karah

    Yes. I’ve read about this just this morning, it says he gave the senators P2Million each. Now why is 2 a common number here 2/200?

    I’m dying to see how JDV can “wheel and deal” himself out of this situation, or do you think he knows something we don’t? Is it possible that he knows the “achille’s heel” of GMA’s seemingly invulnerable persona?

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    karah:

    sorry, i’ll be more composed next time.

    harry

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Harry Okay. But I hope that “composed” is not a “compost fertilizer.” 😀

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    I agree, to MLQ3, good afternoon sir, may I have the honor of your distinguished abode of wit, humor, and enlightenment?

    Mr. Potter, “maayong hapon kanimo.”

    tdc, good afternoon, I hope you had a pleasant morning and I look forward to a more pleasant afternoon ahead.

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    TDC Honestly, I also got a little bit irritated with your consecutive personal attacks against GMA. Do I like GMA? In some respects, yes. In some respects, no. But it’s just my opinion. Anyway, that’s done and over with.Karah”

    I respect your point of view.I dont bicker with anybody.This is political blog of MLQ3.

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    ramrod:

    it’s quite hard to unseat gma not unless there’s a popular uprising again to the proportions of edsa 1 or edsa 2. but by a strike of luck, if she resigns or be killed, maybe here would be a transition before 2010.

    maayong hapon pod nimo.

    harry

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    RaMROD:THNKS!The “Save the monks group” now has 349,000 members.Let’s keep the pressure on THE WALL

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Yes. Compost fertilizer could be very unpleasant, most especially because in the process of decomposition it emits a very disagreeable aroma indicative of the presence of a combustible gas named methane.

    TDC and Harry, I have nothing against the vigorous exchange of opinions, all I ask is that we exercise civility in speech and decorum among each other at least. Let the focus of our misplaced agression be politicians, businessmen, and people outside of our own circle as we engage in our sinfully pleasurable leisure acitivity – blogging…

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    TDC and Harry, I have nothing against the vigorous exchange of opinions, all I ask is that we exercise civility in speech and decorum among each other at least. Let the focus of our misplaced agression be politicians, businessmen, and people outside of our own circle as we engage in our sinfully pleasurable leisure acitivity – blogging…Ramrod

    amen

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    tdc, eversince you invited me to this “save the monks movement” I have never known to pray so hard (except when I’m too far off from my sales targets).
    I check their website as often as I can right now, which is every 30 mins.
    I still pray that Burma will pull off an EDSA 1 or a variant, especially the part where the soldiers put down their guns and embrace the people (where hopefully pretty young women are up front or else contend with a toothless monk)…

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    TDC Political blog, yes. A personal attacks site, no. Let me give a scenario, what if I attack you personally (of which it’s my specialty) 😀 when you’re not around, your ears might smoke in anger. But then again, I confront people, I don’t talk behind their backs. Just consider what I’ve said since I’m sure you understand very well what I mean.

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    ramrod:

    i hear you.

    harry

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Be right back. I smell some overcooked food – my Menu for today is Sauteed Blog w/ Vegetables 😀

    • TDC on October 6, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Ramrod:the recent pictures coming out of Burma really shocked me in their sheer brutality on the helpless monks.I understand that the monks are now joining underground movements.

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    “it’s quite hard to unseat gma not unless there’s a popular uprising again to the proportions of edsa 1 or edsa 2. but by a strike of luck, if she resigns or be killed, maybe here would be a transition before 2010.”-harry

    I agree, but I am not advocating another EDSA or any unconstitutional way of unseating the current administration as it will do more harm than good. If GMA is as good as she and others believe she is she will do the right thing in her own time or at least until 2110. Meantime, the senators, the congressmen, the supreme court, the ombudsman, the media, the citizens and the league of extraordinary gentlemen (and ladies) that we call MLQ3’s blog, will continue to be vigilant in our pursuit of truth, liberty, and prosperity.

    • ramrod on October 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    oops, I meant 2010.

    • Harry on October 6, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    ramrod:

    will gma do the supreme sacrifice? quite a tricky question after all the controversies and impeachment complaints. she’s on a good streak and if he’s a gambler, you know that she won’t quit.

    rule of law? sure. but when is when. only time can tell.

    harry

    • karah on October 6, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Ram Something UNCONSTITUTIONAL might all the more damage the Democratic Institutions that we have. Something EXTRACONSTITUTIONAL might be send a message of instability and “legalizing” what in the first place might be questionable political actions.

    By the looks of it, GMA would like to stay until 2010 not unless there would be very compelling reasons for her to step down. She has withered all sorts of attacks and came out victorious, so to speak.

    Yes, vigilance is something each citizen should be involved in. Aside from vigilance is being good citizens – not to add to all the woes the Philippines have. I despise the mentality of “Since every does it, why can’t i?” Sick.

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