Thursday, November 26, 2015

Duterte is Leading in Metro Manila survey for President

The pool survey conducted in Metro Manila for president last November 11-12, 2015 said that Duterte is the first choice for president with 34%. The voters where asked whom they would vote if the election will be held this month and majority said that they will vote for Rudy Duterte, the well known mayor of Davao City.

Many Filipinos were tired of the same traditional politicians who promise to uplift their lives but after elected in the highest position corruptions, drugs, killings and lagging economy are still the same major problems.
Philippines Candidates for President 2016

In the second position is Grace Poe, the adopted daughter of Action Star Fernando Poe Jr. who died after losing to to former president Gloria Macapagal is now in hospital arrest. Grace Poe leads the survey before Duterte decided to run. She got 26% approval.

Vise President Jojomar Binay is in the third place with 22%. His popularity wane because of corruption allegation. His son was also sacked as mayor of Makati City. Present government candidate and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas got 11%. I think it is hard for Roxas since if there are controversies in the government, he will directly affected.

Senator Miriam Santiago is in the last spot. The senator almost became a president in 1992. She was second to president Ramos in the election tally result with a very narrow margin of winning. Right now she is running again with the son of former dictator president Ferdinand Marcos. Miriam is known as good and brilliant lawyer. But many Filipinos said that she is associated with corrupt politicians like GMA, Estrada, Corona and now Marcos.

Back to Duterte; his running mate is Cayetano of Nationalista Party.

Duterte and Cayetano are campaigning on a strong anticrime and corruption platform. Both are pushing for federalism as an alternative form of government to push for political and economic reforms throughout the country. Just two months ago, Duterte placed second in Metro Manila, 4 percentage points behind the then front-runner, Poe. Among members of the ABC socioeconomic class, Duterte received 38 percent, double the 19 percent obtained by Poe. Santiago got 15 percent, and Binay and Roxas each got 14 percent.

 Among members of Class D, Duterte received 34, followed by Poe with 28 percent; Binay, 21 percent; Roxas, 12 percent; and Santiago, 5 percent. Informed of the latest Pulse Asia survey, Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo of the Liberal Party said Roxas’ rating had increased by 7 points. Sought for comment, Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, spokesperson for Poe, said: “We have yet to see the survey. To comment on a survey that has not been made public by any group is unfair and inconclusive. The method, sample, etc., are factors that must be considered.”

 In the survey for vice presidential candidates this month, Sen. Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero, Poe’s running mate, was leading with 32 percent, followed by Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., 24 percent, and Cayetano, 20 percent. Pulse Asia said Marcos and Cayetano are statistically tied. Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, running mate of Roxas, got 10 percent; Sen. Gringo Honasan, running mate of Binay, 8 percent; and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, 4 percent.

The survey is conducted by Pulse Asia.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Airport NAIA Cops asked Missionary Michael White to pay P30K

This is a follow up to the "laglag bala" scam in the Philippines airport. According to Michael White, he was asked to pay P30,000.00. The price will rise to P80,000.00 if it will reach police heaquarters his stepmother said. Eloisa Zoleta and her stepson recount the ordeal in the airport last September.

They cops try to extort them but they refuse and said that they were innocent. The family during that time were going to Coron, Palawan to look for a piece of land because they wanted to build a church.

Zoleta said a bullet was found after White’s bag passed through the X-ray machine several times.

Nothing was detected when the bag was first checked, but after screening officer Maria Elma Cena allegedly put her hand inside the flap of White’s bag, the bullet was discovered in the next X-ray scan, she said.
Michael White 

After they were informed of the discovery, Zoleta asked the screening officers if she should have their flights to Coron moved. They told her it would be an easy matter, a remark that she found baffling if there really had been a violation of the law.

“The screening officers said, ‘That’s OK. It would be easy,’” she said, adding that Cena even told her that the flight wasn’t even until 12:45 p.m.

“I was thinking that if it was really the law and there was one ammo found in the luggage, shouldn’t their answer be that we wouldn’t be able to go to Coron because they would jail my son? Shouldn’t that be the answer if they were implementing it?” she said.

White was subsequently brought to the office of the Philippine National Police, while Zoleta tried to take care of their tickets.

Police officer Junio

She said a PNP officer she identified only as “PNP officer Junio” asked her about what had happened. After explaining, Junio told her about paying for the dropping of the case, she said.

“Usually we let the possession of such items pass. We just say it’s an amulet. If we negotiate that here, it (will cost you) P30,000. But if it’s passed on to headquarters, it’s P80,000,” Zoleta recalled the police officer as saying.

Preacher with no salary

He also asked about her husband’s job and she informed him he was a preacher who did not receive a salary. The officer also asked about White’s job and she told him he had resigned from his job.

Their conversation ended then because Zoleta’s brother called her up, and she never saw the police officer again.

White also said a police officer, Rolando Clarin, had told him he could pay P30,000 or face the prospect of jail. But he said the bullet was not his and he did not have the amount.

Zoleta said the officers had tried to convince them to own up to the bullet possession.

She said another officer had appealed to her to help White, as he was a foreigner and his life could be ruined.


And as they were about to head for White’s inquest, Zoleta said Cena came up to her and told her that she could have just admitted to carrying the bullet since she was pregnant, and there was a humanitarian law.

“I responded to her, ‘ma’am, why would I admit it?’ I know that’s the easier way out to say it’s ours and I’m pregnant, but I told her we’re Christians. We can’t lie about a small thing just to find an easy way out,” she said. 

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

SEC is asking DOJ to issue for 'lookout order' vs Emgoldex execs

Here is a follow up news about Emgoldex or the Global International Investment. The rumored scam investment which victimized the OFW and the Filipinos who are greedy and want  to earn money fast.

To those who are not aware about this business scheme, some of the incorporating members are now watched.

SEC said the lookout order was requested for Kevin Miranda, Ryan Manuit, Charles Juiz Padilla, Raahbel Ymas, John Rafael Calicdan, Jove Cajita, and Paul Alviar.

 The suspects, most of whom are incorporators of Prosperous Infinite Philippines Holdings Corp. (PIPHC), are being accused of selling or offering for sale or distribution unregistered securities to the public and without a license.

 The DOJ issues a lookout bulletin order to monitor movements of suspects facing criminal charges. 

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) then implements the same and issues an alert bulletin for further monitoring of suspects in the event that they pass through immigration counters in any international airport or seaport.

 Charges against related entities Emgoldex, PIPHC, and Global Intergold (GIG) were earlier filed by the SEC.

 SEC issued a warning against investing in Emgoldex as early as February 2015. The commission alleged that the company lures investors through promises of high returns, where an investment of P1,000 would earn profits ranging from P5,000 to P10,000 or a placement of P35,000 would yield P180,000 to P360,000.

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