A challenge to Drilon

With the YouTube video exposes I have published during the last few days, I believe there is very little doubt left in the minds of the Filipino people that the Drilon-led Liberal Party syndicate ravaged the public treasury of half a billion pesos in just one project: the Iloilo Convention Center.

Five years ago, the Senate Blue Ribbon committee controlled by the Liberal Party conducted a “moro-moro” of an inquiry into the project. Without any fear, I stepped into the lions’ den. I knew I was right. But the Blue Ribbon committee chaired by then Senator TG Guingona didn’t allow me to present my evidence. I had evidence of many irregularities.

There was supposed to be a second hearing.

But the Liberal Party senators were afraid that given a second opportunity, I would demolish the lies peddled by Drilon and his cohorts.

The inquiry wasn’t wrapped up, even though I had submitted evidence through a memorandum to the committee. In it, I gave a detailed list of the anomalies and the evidence to prove them. The Liberal Party made sure the issue died a natural death in the Senate.

This time, I challenge Drilon.

Why don’t you ask the Blue Ribbon committee to reopen the case?

It’s your reputation that’s at stake.

Millions of Filipinos are now angry. Even the President of the Republic is angry at you.

If you committed no wrong, you should not be afraid.

Kon maisog ka (If you are brave), atubangon mo ang isyu (face the issue).

Allergic na ang ICC management sa akin

Sinita ako kanina ng security guard sa Iloilo Convention Center habang nagso-shoot ng video para sa ikatlong kabanata ng aking expose tungkol sa mga anomaliya ni Senator Drilon.

Sabi ni mamang guard, kailangan ko daw ng permit.

Sagot ko: government property ang ICC.

Tinanong ako: tungkol sa ano ang vlog mo, sir?

Sagot ko na deretsahan: tungkol sa ICC siyempre.

Report siya ng report sa kanyang radio sa supervisor niya.

Para sa akin, harassment na yun.

Ito ang video:

Hugas kamay na naman si Drilon

Tusong-tao talaga itong si Senador Franklin Drilon.

Pagkatapos na binanggit ni Pangulong Duterte ang pangalan niya kaugnay sa “onerous, lopsided and grossly disadvantageous” na kontrata na pinasok ng gobyerno kasama ang Maynilad at Manila Water ay mabilis itong nag text kay Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea na wala siyang kinalaman doon.

Talagang ganyan ang ugali ni Drilon.

Hugas kamay.

That’s what he did when the scandal in the Iloilo Convention Center project erupted five years ago.

Wala daw siyang partisipasyon sa public bidding ng proyekto.

Hanggang paghanap ng pundo lang daw siya.

Mr. Drilon, bistadong-bistado ka na.

You cannot hide anymore with denials.

Did Drilon have anything to do with Maynilad, Manila Water contracts?

Bakit po binanatan ni Pangulong Duterte si Senator Franklin Drilon tungkol sa “onerous, lopsided and grossly disadvantageous contracts” ni pinasok ng Ramos adminstration sa pagitan ng gobyerno at ng Maynilad at Manila Water?

Nangyari po ang pirmahan sa mga kontrata noong 1997.

Drilon was already a senator of the Republic.

However, the paperwork for the water concessionaire contracts began in 1993.

At the time, Drilon was still DOJ Secretary.

May kinalaman ba si Drilon?

Palagay ko po, meron.

Kasi hindi naman siya pepektosan ni Pres. Duterte kung wala itong kinalaman.

Noong buwan ng Abril, nagbigay si Drilon ng warning kay Pangulong Duterte na huwag paki-alaman ang mga kontrata na pinasok ng gobyerno sa mga nakaraang taon.

At the time, the President had already vented his anger at the lopsided, onerous and disadvantageous contracts.

Was Drilon being so defensive?

Parang takot siya na baka mabuksan ang mga mabahong sekreto.

Drilon elevator challenge, ano kaya?

Ano kaya kung uumpisahan ko ang “Drilon elevator challenge dito sa Iloilo?”

Kahit na matanda na ako, at mahina na ang tuhod ko, aakyat ako muli sa pedestrian bridge ni Drilon sa Benigno Aquino, Jr. Ave. (o Diversion Road) at mag seselfie?

Let’s turn a bad thing into a good thing, so to speak.

Eh hindi naman napapakinabangan ng taong bayan ang mga elevator ni Drilon.

Di gawin na lang natin na tourist spot as the most extravagant pedestrian bridge in the whole Philippines!

For those who haven’t watched my YouTube video about this project, ito po ang link.

A thief in the night

Napakarami ang nag react sa tanong ko sa Twitter feed ko kahapon:

How did FMD become number one

Alam niyo po, in previous elections hindi yan maka abot sa top three kahit noong mas mabango pa siya sa taong bayan.

I could remember na nasa fifth or sixth place lang siya in previous elections.

Eh, paano nangyari na naging number one siya in the 2016 elections when his image was already rotten as the baton master of the Aquino administration in its corruption?

Bulok na bulok na po ang image niya three years ago.

Kaya nga natalo si Mar Roxas.

Like so many Filipinos, duda ako na SmartMAGIC ang dahilan.

Kasi OPTION B nila yung si Leni ang pananaluhin dahil hindi kaya daya-in para manalo si Mar.

Siyempre, si Drilon ang puppet master ng Liberal.

He made sure that if Leni gets to win because of cheating, he might as well be number one in the senatorial race.

No question about it: Drilon could still have won, but not number one.

 

May elevators ba o wala?

It’s been about 10 days since I published a video on YouTube about the P20 million pedestrian bridge project of Senator Franklin Drilon, the man who insists that he is spankingly clean and has never been involved in corruption.

Ito po ang link sa YouTube videona yan.

Nakakapagtaka kung bakit hindi man lang pinabuksan yan ni Drilon upang patunayan na talagang meron ngang elevators.

Kasi po, sa program of work para sa proyekto, may halagang P9.4 million ang naka badget para sa mga elevator. P4.7 million for each elevator.

Binuksan po itong pedestrian bridge na tumatawid sa Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., ang paboritong paglagyan ni Drilon ng pera galing sa Disbursement Acceleration Program o DAP noong Enero 2014.

Five years na mula ng binuksan ito sa mga tao.

Pero ni minsan, hindi nag operate ang elevators.

Supposedly, the elevators were what would make the pedestrian “state-of-the-art”, to borrow the words of Drilon.

Mahilig kasi si Drilon sa pagbigkas ng term na ito — state of the art.

Eh mukhang walang elevator.

May nagpupustahan na nga sa mga comments sa aking YouTube account na talagang walang elevator diyan.

Pang dekorasyon lang yan.

Kaya may steel barrier at nakakandado pa.

Ano kaya kung magbibigay si Pangulong Duterte ng utos sa DPWH na pabuksan yan?