Janet Napoles’ alleged giant JLN Corporation paid less taxes than a public school teacher

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By Raïssa Robles

JLN-logoListening to Janet Lim-Napoles and her lawyers talk, you would get the impression she is the very busy head of a highly diversified conglomerate with overseas operations.

Yet records show that from 2009 to 2011, her flagship firm JLN Corporation paid less in yearly taxes than a public school teacher earning P21,500 a month.

Such a public servant pays P35,952 in yearly income tax, according to the Department of Finance.

By comparison, Napoles’ JLN Corporation’s documents, submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), indicate it paid the following taxes:

in 2009 – P9,036.78
in 2010 – P25,164.69
in 2011 – P14,189.21

It was only for the year 2012 when JLN paid a bit more than the public school teacher. In a disclosure last April 2013, JLN said it set aside P57,960.44 for corporate tax after declaring a “net income before tax” of P193,201.48 in 2012.

In a later post, I will discuss the possible reason for the sudden jump in JLN’s most recent tax payment.

The point is, where are the numbers that show that Napoles’ JLN Group is a giant, highly profitable conglomerate?

Her lawyer, Bruce Rivera, indicated to ABC5 that the root of her wealth was inheritance and her businesses. Rivera said:

“She’s the daughter of a Chinese businessman. “Hindi siya mahirap. Thirty years ago they started their own business…General trading siya. She does stock invesments.”

But the financial papers their companies submitted to the SEC from 1999 to this year show that under the standards of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), JLN is only an SME – a small and medium enterprise. DTI defines a “medium” company” as one whose total assets (excluding land) is valued at less than P100 million.

And most of her other companies are “micro” or “small” enterprises – owning assets of only up to P15 million.

To read the DTI definition of SMEs, please click on this link.

Why would Napoles and her lawyers be eager to describe her company as highly successful? Perhaps it’s a way to explain why they can afford a luxurious lifestyle.

Below is an excerpt from a GMA News report, quoting her lawyer Lorna Kapunan:

“Ang mother niya was masipag. (Her mother was hard-working.) She has a small fortune sa (in the) province. Hindi naman malaki (It wasn’t that big) but they were smart enough to invest in small venture businesses.”

Among the businesses that did well was the selling of pork and chicken, Kapunan added. “It is so ironic that now she is being blamed for everything.”

She said that humble beginning eventually became JLN Corporation, which various whistle blowers have said was a conduit for billions in pork barrel funds. Kapunan insisted it is a trading company engaged in legitimate businesses, but was vague about the goods it currently trades in.

Examining the financial disclosures submitted to the SEC by the various corporations that she and her husband own, I found out several curious things about their holdings.

Recall again what her first lawyer Bruce Rivera told ABC5 TV – that Janet Napoles became highly successful after 30 years in business. You can watch the video of that ABC5 interview at the end of this piece.

When I searched SEC’s records I found Janet and Jaime Napoles had incorporated 13 companies from 1997 to June 2013.

On the face of it, 13 corporations are a lot.

However, a closer examination of their corporate records submitted to the SEC shows that of the 13, only TWO companies are currently operating:

JLN Corporation
RLG Solutions Corporation

RLG Solutions Corporation, a start-up, is operating at a loss.

TWO other companies appear to be ongoing but have never submitted to SEC any financial statements for any year of operation:

Riserva ’08 Food Corporation
Kates Marine Contractors

TWO of the Napoles companies have had their corporate licenses “REVOKED” by the SEC:

Wingold International Trading Corporation
Lucky 4J

FIVE companies have separately submitted to the SEC an “Affidavit of Non-Operation” which stated they had never been operational since their incorporation:

JC World Travel Agency, Inc.
Jo-Chris Communications Inc.
JLN Construction and Development Corporation
Asia Prime Energy Development
Asia Star Power Resources

Finally, the two companies that the Napoles couple incorporated only last December 2012 and this June 2013 are still in their start-up stage:

Solution Strategies Asia, Inc.
Sur Mine

Below is a run-down of the 13 companies they are involved in, based on the year of their incorporation:

1997Wingold International Trading Corporation
SEC Registration No. A199704209
primary purpose: Trading
no financial statements submitted to SEC
REVOKED by the SEC

1998 - Lucky 4J
SEC Registration No. A199812824
primary purpose: Unknown
no financial statements submitted to SEC
REVOKED by the SEC

1999 – Kates Marine Contractors
SEC Registration No. A199901877
primary purpose: Ship repair, maintenance
Authorized capital stock – P5 million
Paid-Up – P312,500
no financial statements submitted to SEC

1999 – April – JLN Corporation
SEC Registration No. A199906532
primary purpose: Wholesale trade and commission trade, except motor vehicles and motorcycles
Original authorized capital stock – P5 million
*It was only in 2009 – or after 10 years in operation – that the entire P5 million capital stock was fully paid-up.

2001 –JC World Travel Agency, Inc.
SEC Registration No. A200102860
primary purpose: Travel
Original authorized capital stock – P2 million
Paid-Up: P125,000 as of 2011
*In 2011, Janet Napoles filed with the SEC an affidavit saying the company was never operational since the date of incorporation in 2001.

2003 – Jo-Chris Communications Inc.
SEC Registration No. CS200301747
primary purpose: Trading of communications supplies and equipments, Information Technology Systems , Surveillance Systems, radio antenna, radio transceivers
Authorized capital stock – P8 million
Paid-Up as of 2011 – P500,000
*In 2012, Janet Napoles filed with the SEC an affidavit saying the company was never operational since the date of incorporation in 2003.

2007 – Riserva Food ’08 Corporation
SEC Registration No. CS200713622
primary purpose: Restaurant, cafe, cabaret business, cigar stand, lunch room, soda fountain
No financial statements submitted to the SEC

2008 – JLN Construction and Development Corporation
SEC Registration No. CS200816528
primary purpose: General construction, building roads, bridges, highways, wharves, airfields, manufacturing plants
Authorized capital stock: P100 million
Paid-Up: P6.25 million from the start until 2011
*In 2012, Janet Napoles filed with the SEC an affidavit saying the company was never operational since the date of incorporation in 2008.

2010 Aug 26 – Asia Prime Energy Development
SEC Registration No. CS201013649
primary purpose: Selling power-related equipment and putting up power plant
Authorized capital stock: P50 million
Paid-Up as of 2010: P3.125 million
*In 2012, the company submitted to the SEC an affidavit saying the company was never operational since the date of incorporation in 2010.

2011 April 8 – Asia Star Power Resources
SEC Registration No. CS201106281
primary purpose: Trading, import or export of coal and similar products
Authorized capital stock: P50 million
Paid-Up: P3.125 million
*In 2012, the company submitted to the SEC an affidavit saying the company was never operational since the date of incorporation in 2011.

2012, Feb 9 – RLG Solutions Corporation
SEC Registration No. CS201202273
primary purpose: Trading and installation of security systems; providing services in website development and hosting and other Information Technology Project management
Authorized capital stock: P10 million
Paid-Up: P625,000
Operating at a loss. Its net loss for 2012 was P383,340.94

2012, December – Solution Strategies Asia, Inc.
SEC Registration No. CS201222717
primary purpose: Consultancy services to business ventures
Authorized capital stock – P10 million
Paid-Up – P125,000
*Only company with a foreign partner – a Korean named Man Hwan Park

2013, June – Sur Mine
SEC Registration No. CS201311365
primary purpose: Metallic core mining
Authorized capital stock: P100 million
Paid-Up: P6.25 million
*Note – Contrary to what Janet Napoles told Philippine Daily Inquirer, that former Congressman Prospero Pichay was a previous partner a long time ago, this company - incorporated only last June 20, 2013 –  shows Prospero Pichay as a majority partner owning 30% of Sur Mines. Jaime Napoles owns 10%.

Recall the exchange between PDI managing editor Joey Nolasco and Mrs Napoles during the recent PDI forum:

Nolasco: Ma’am, si Congressman Pichay (former Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay) ba, kasosyo niyo? (Maam, is Congressman Pichay your business partner?)

Napoles: Ay, noon, noon pa. (Ay, a long, long time ago.)

And so from these data, we can reasonably conclude that as far as the Napoles’ local holdings are concerned, the family is only relying on three companies to generate their livelihood:

JLN Corporation
Riserva ’08 Food Corporation
Kates Marine Contractors

But only one of them – JLN Corporation – has complete financial records with the SEC.

Could these three companies have generated enough earnings for the Napoles family? Enough to justify, for instance, the purchase of a US$1 million condo in California. But more on the US$1 million condo later.

Probably not. JLN and Riserva only have a combined capital stock of around P100 million. The capital stock of Kates Marine is unknown since it never submitted any financial statements to the SEC.

There’s one other curious thing I noticed with the Napoles companies. There is a distinct pattern of forming new corporations and foundations and then declaring them “not operational since incorporation”.

As I said earlier, this is what they did with five of their 13 companies:

JC World Travel Agency, Inc.
Jo-Chris Communications Inc.
JLN Construction and Development Corporation
Asia Prime Energy Development
Asia Star Power Resources

This is also what their daughter Jo-Christine Napoles did with her lone company. In 2003, just before the 2004 presidential elections, she formed Multimedia Technologies, Inc. Its business was “digital large format printing tarps, billboards, panaflex and stickers.”

In 2005, Jo-Christine – the majority owner and treasurer – submitted to the SEC an “affidavit of non-operation” which said:

“I hereby declared under oath that from the date of Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, on November 21, 2003 up to this date of the Special board meeting held only this year on March 4, 2005, Multimediatarps Technologies, Inc, remained inactive and had not conducted any business activity.”

For said reason, it filed no financial disclosures with the SEC.

The same pattern is also true with the two foundations, one sectoral party organization and one gun association that the Napoles couple caused to be formed. These are the:

Samahan ng mga Mangangalakal para sa Ikauunlad ng Ekonomiya (SMILE), Inc. – a sectoral group that tried twice to get elected to the House of Representatives

Magdalena Luy Lim Foundation, Inc. (original name - Lim Luy Kim Giok Foundation )

Magdalena Luy Limchu Charity Foundation in the Service of Divine Mercy, Inc.

Asia Pacific Gun Club

All in all, the Napoles family incorporated 10 entities with the SEC – all 10 went on to tell the regulatory body they were not submitting any financial statements because they never became operational.

Can you think of any reason why a businessman would do that? Is this the behavior of many local businessmen? To leave a trail of still-born corporations behind?

I wanted to ask Napoles’ lawyer, Atty Lorna Kapunan, why. But she was not picking up her mobile nor answering my text. I also e-mailed JLN Corporation requesting an interview but I have not received any answer to date.

From all these, it is probably safe to conclude that whatever money the Napoles family used to buy all their properties – including a US$1 million luxury condo in the US – did not come from SEC-disclosed business activities in the Philippines.

Because JLN, the mother corporation, only declared a “net income before tax” of:

P 30,122.60 in 2009
P 83,882.29 in 2010
P 47,297.38 in 2011
P193,201.48 in 2012

_________________

P354,503.75 – from 2009 to 2012

 

And as of end-2012, JLN’s accumulated retained earnings amounted to only P735,308.54. That amount is only enough to buy a repossessed mobile home in California. Not a luxury condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Los Angeles.

NEXT: The links between Janet Napoles, her companies and the foundations that received the senators’ and congressmen’s pork barrel

369 Responses to “Janet Napoles’ alleged giant JLN Corporation paid less taxes than a public school teacher”

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  1. 124
    Jaime Chy says:

    excellent reporting, seems like you have an extensive knowledge on how a corporation should work legally. I am a US citizen and is planning to retire in the PH. i found out the corporation in which I am a board of director has changed name twice withe approval of the SEC without my knowledge. His contention is that he is the majority stock holder therefore he has the right and authority to appoint new sets of officers and board of directors. this person is not even listed as a stockholder or a member of the board of directorsin the original corporation, I am. He was only appointed to take my place as plant manager went I came to the the state. he was my cashier before he took my place. He said all his action were legal. Is it possible for him to do this? If not, how can I contradict him? is there something he did that ispossibly illegal? I’m desperate because this about my retirement. I’m from Cebu. Please spare me some advice.

  2. 123
    Bellon1 says:

    This is one of the best reporting I have read in a long time. Hats off to you.

  3. 122
    EMS says:

    Kayo naman, PRE-PAID na taxes ni Napoles courtesy of Juan dela Cruz, kawawa naman sya … ma do double tax , mabawasan pa bilyones nya galing sa withholding tax nyo …isipin nyo lang you are an investors of JLN contributing to the atty’s fees ni Lorna Kapunan …hirap kayang may cry on demand in pity for Janet Napoles!!!

  4. 121
    jsp says:

    I can feel very strongly someone or a KING and Janet Napoles as the QUEEN behind all these scams . Remember jocjoc bolante?

  5. 120
    Shooter1 says:

    Is the DOJ along with it’s Law Enforcement arm – the NBI – really be this incompetent! Janet Napoles is the key to breaking this “pork barrell” scam wide open, exposing the senators, congressmen and everyone else (elected, appointed and otherwise) embroiled in this wholesale plundering and pillaging of public funds and scarce government resources. Surely, the DOJ and the NBI must know this. And yet they did not put “eyes” on Janet Napoles and her brother, to make sure they do not disappear – voluntarily or involuntarily. As incompetent as this lack of foresight may have seemed to be, an even more incompetent (even stupid) move was for these two government agencies to telegraph every action they make by going through the press everytime instead of quietly going about their business of gathering evidences.
    My guess is Janet Napoles and her brother are at the bottom of the ocean, or somewhere, their lifeless bodies mute witnesses to the crimes committed against the Filipino people. These so called “honorables” have too much too lose to keep Janet and her brother alive and turn government witnesses. Without the two, these “honorables” need only to deny, deny and deny until the case against them die a natural death. The case will forever be pending.

  6. 119
    begalon says:

    Janet Napoles is a name that makes my BP go sky high. I will arrest her as a citizen and cut all her fingers and tongue so that she coudnt steal my tax many any more.

  7. 118
    jude_michael says:

    …poor philippines

  8. 117
  9. 116
    jayson says:

    I came across this blog where details is hard it ignore please check it, you might want to investigate also. Thanks! http://dulzspeaks.blogspot.com/2013/08/anonymous-speaks-pork-barrel-scam.html

  10. 115
    mabuhay says:

    The very reason why politicians and other unscrupulous people (s) can rob the government is there lots of loopholes in the processes how funds are distributed, especially, evaluating the proposed projects, monitoring them, and auditing them. Who are supposed responsible of doing these, or what branch of government supposed to do all of these processes? Politicians both houses, must just legislate, hands off from taxer payer’s money.

  11. 114
    Kamatoy says:

    Hindi talaga natutulog ang dyos..Jo Christine Napoles daughther of Janet Napoles is about to sit in Congress as Partylist representative for OFW’s when the issue about her mother circulated in the media…kung natuloy umupo itong si JC Napoles..limas ang Pork Barrel

  12. 113
    LETS HOPE says:

    Not often does a country have such a wonderful opportunity to re-focus itself, with such huge public support.
    Let Pnoy act, to be remembered in the annals of Filipino Politics as the one who bravely turned the tide against the institutional rot. DO IT MR PRESIDENT.

  13. 112
    troyvgarcia says:

    NA-tional PO-rk L-aundering E-xpert S-ervices

  14. 111
    Pareko says:

    Good Work Ms. Raissa Robles, maraming problema sa SEC na hindi binibigyan ng pansin ng SEC, there are many delinquent NGO that has not filed any report and yet they stay active. If I’m not mistaken any Registered Organization that does file their annual report are for five years are drop from the SEC, but this dones’nt happen or if they only file GIS(General Information Sheet) but without their Financial Report they accepted. The rules for finalling SEC Annual Reports is that you have to have Both GIS and Financial Report, not one or the other but both. Pero hindi ito sinusunod ng SEC, infact I asked assistance from the Office of the President to help me seek an answer from SEC office as to why is it they drop organization that are delinquent on their Annual Report, I’ve not received any response since May 15, 2013. Here is what I have requested for:
    Sir/Madame,

    Last March 19,2013, I’ve tried to inquire from the Security Exchange Commission of the two directors namely Atty Camillo S. Correa and Director Fernando B. Sales regarding the Corporation’s Annual Report.

    “My name is XXXXX, I have a question regarding a corporation’s annual report. What happens to a Corporation who only files GIS annually and no Financial Report. Is the General Information Sheet suffecient enough for corporation for filing under the SEC Rules? I would appreciate your response”

    AS of this writing I’ve yet to received a response to my inquirey, can you or someone from this office give me an answer to my question? I will be forever thankful for your assistance.

    Sincerely,

    XXXXX”

  15. 110
    sam says:

    I was the attorney caplulong’s reaction on this article on ABS-CBN, She mentioned something (correct me if i am wrong) that Raissa became an instant CPA or accounting expert and did mention like comments like this are just like her driver’s comments.

    parang ang baba naman pag tingin niya sa mga driver diba? Thats so low to mention such and it is almost an insult.

    just sharing my reactions

  16. 109
    mabuhay says:

    Those that are suggesting scrapping the pork barrel fund, think twice, there are a lot of things to consider.
    There is nothing wrong about the funds; the wrong thing is how the fund is spent. Therefore there must be means to monitor, evaluate and audit the funds and once there are irregularities, the pork barrel must be suspended until that irregularities have been checked.
    In regard to Ms. Napoles, everybody must assist the government agencies investigating the case in capturing the lady before it is too late, finding the lady dead.

  17. 108
    skylark says:

    simple. this businesswoman got involved in politics for the purpose of righteousness and dignity, on the other hand the intention was murked by temptations having realized she had the access of trust of money. and so goes history that will bother her generations. she now realized the blunders made.

    • 108.1
      raissa says:

      for the purpose of righteousness and dignity?

      how can you tell?

    • 108.2
      Gideon1043 says:

      Napoles is one good mechanic. She discovered how well to convince the mambabatas proper proportioning government funds, rightly dividing the funds among themselves. Itis not genius but it takes guts to fool the government and she just found the right time under GMA who was the wickedest of all presidents

  18. 107
    raissa says:

    just uploaded

    NGO told SEC a year ago it got P140M pork from Senators Enrile, Revilla, Estrada, et al.

    • 107.1
      Gideon1043 says:

      That is why Enile for one is not brave enough to announce a reward for finding Napoles. When she is found mabubuking silang lahat na nag Money Laundering.

  19. 106
    Angry Bird (@AngryBird1905) says:

    question lang ms raissa napanood ko kasi sa 24 Oras nung nakaraan na may mga ilang pulitiko na nakakuha ng sobra sobrang budget o pork barrel? how come sumosobra sila sa alloted budget wala bang account monitoring ang ating pamahalaan? madalas kasi nangyayari pag may lumabas ng issue saka lang magtitingin ang COA at BIR ng financial reports

    • 106.1
      raissa says:

      I don’t know. That has to be investigated, too.

      • 106.1.1
        Angry Bird (@AngryBird1905) says:

        nakakatakot nito expose lang na naman wala na namang maseservce na justice hay Pilipinas!
        saw sa Yahoo news phils meron pang Anaheim Express sa California ang Napoles..paano nila naafford yan e wala pa ngang 1mio pesos ang net income nila from 2009-2012?!

        • 106.1.1.1
          jorge bernas says:

          @ Angry Bird,

          MAGNANAKAW NGA SI JANET LIM NAPOLES EH KASAMA MGA MAMBABATAS KAYA YUMAMAN….

          • 106.1.1.1.1
            Gideon1043 says:

            Napoles is one good mechanic. She discovered how well to convince the mambabatas proper proportioning government funds, rightly dividing the funds among themselves. Itis not genius but it takes guts to fool the government and she just found the right time under GMA who was the wickedest of all presidents.

  20. 105
    raissa says:

    I’m nearly about ready to upload my next installment on the pork barrel and Napoles link. Just scanning the docs.

  21. 104
    parengtony says:

    This time the people will accept only one outcome- Justice.

    And everyone is looking at one and only person to deliver on his promise- PNoy.

    Its Showtime, Mr. President. The entire nation has got your back.

    • 104.1
      mabuhay says:

      What I want is getting the money back from Napoles and her cohorts. Am not surprise at all how Napoles does her tactics, she is married to an army officer with background in military intelligence.

  22. 103
    bearw/me says:

    I’d really like the COA to tie up Bong Revilla’s financial accounts to Napoles’. I have strong feeling itong Bong Revilla eh one of the biggest recipients nitong pork barrel.

  23. 102
    andrew lim says:

    ARE WE TOLERANT OF CORRUPTION BECAUSE OUR RELIGION MAKES US SO?

    By Jove, Johnny’s got it right, I think. I agree with his analysis- this one has the former Malacanang occupant’s fingerprints all over it. I also remember the “loot bags” they were giving away to Congressmen who went to Malacanang after the Gloria impeachment attempt failed. ABS CBN was able to videotape that.

    Thing is, the moral guardians of the country were also co-opted into this, and so they lose their credibility. I coined the slogan ” Di Baleng Corrupt, Basta Kakampi ng Bishop” prior to the recent elections to highlight the inappropriateness of the Team Buhay idea. Sadly, it has become true. The staunchest defenders of the Church, specially the RH issue, are turning out to be among the most corrupt politicians we have had.

    It now falls on Cardinal Tagle to do something about it- drastically. Otherwise, it will always be downhill from here for them.

    I am writing an essay on my theories why Catholicism here seems to foster a very tolerant culture when it comes to corruption. Catholicism does not teach corruption, but it seems ineffective in forming consciences and the lack of moral outrage seems related to it.

    And if you look at global corruption rankings, it looks like Catholic dominated countries have a harder time keeping corruption levels down. (Transparency International 2012) Italy, Spain, and the Latin American countries all rank low.

    Countries which have been successful in maintaining low levels of corruption are not Catholic dominated. (Singapore, NZ, Norway, Sweden, etc)

    As a preview to my essay, I focus on some Catholic concepts or doctrines which seem to foster corruption:

    1. the lack of a personal relationship with God- Catholicism is fond of hierarchies, and the use of intermediaries. This could result a lack of personal accountability for one’s moral decisions.

    2. The use of intermediaries (saints and other holy figures) fits well with the padrino concept or “taga-lakad.” It leads to absurdities like “my saint is more powerful than yours” LOL

    3. the concept of purgatory, which provides a “halfway house” between heaven and hell. It could make people less afraid of punishment, since you still have a chance of making it to heaven anyway, after spending time in purgatory. Perhaps most corrupt politicians believe they will just repent on their death beds, and do as they please when they are well.

    4. the concept of forgiveness (70 x7) and the bastardized concept of “thou shalt not judge others for we are all sinners”.

    Comments most welcome.

    • 102.1
      zamera says:

      I hate to say it, but when one reads the history of the Catholic Church, it seems that the leaders had been always engaged politically and had even formed allies with monarchs, etc. Thus, it an be safely said that it had flirted with power beyond the scope of the church.

    • 102.2
      akoypnoy says:

      ‘Basta Corrupt, Kakampi ng Bishop”

      • 102.2.1
        jorge bernas says:

        @ akoypnoy,

        “Basta Corrupt, Kakampi ang Bishop” parang may katutuhanan na sinasabi mo akoypnoy, dahil unti unti na lumalabas mga ebidensiya nang mga kakamping corrupt nang mga Bishops?

        Noon pa man ay sinasabi kona na HINDI dapat nakikialam ang ating mga butihing Bishops sa pamamalakad nang ating Pamahalaan kaya hayan NADUNGISAN SILA NANG DUMI sa sobrang Pakikialam? PWEEEE?

        Yong nga lang nagpakapal mukhang humingi ang mga Bishops nang S.U.Vs. 4X4 pa ay NAKAKAHIYA at NAKAKADIRING GAWAIN NA MGA YON…

    • 102.3
      idde says:

      I think all those points are spot on. Although point 1 stands out. The moment you place yourself above others you begin the path to corruption.

    • 102.4
      Menandro says:

      Napoles can order Fr Ramirez to hold mass anytime she feels religious in the comfort of her Magallanes home and the priest will drop everything to grant her wish. With a monthly stipend of P150,000 he is nothing but a glorified servant of Miss Janet.
      This has always been the story of the Catholic Church in the Phil, we have never really moved on. Archbishop Tagle seem to want to change things but I fear he will not succeed, priests and bishops here love their pajeros, young boys and second collections.

      • 102.4.1
        Gideon1043 says:

        Catholicism is well described in Revelation 17 as the whore (as she is) drunk of the wine of the blood of the saints. Please note how the writer described her as that great city that sits on seven hills, THE VATICAN.

      • 102.4.2
        jorge bernas says:

        @ Menandro,

        Janet L.Napoles can order Bro.. Ramirez to hold mass anytime, Parang TUTA na labas ni Bro. Ramirez kong gayon… Ha ha ha ha…Laki kasi nang BAYAD he he he he…. mga mukhang pera na kasi sila ngayon….

    • 102.5
      rejtatel says:

      @Andrew Lim @102

      Actually sir somebody has already written about your propositions in 2009. see this: http://elaine.ie/2009/03/31/will-10-more-protestants-lead-to-less-corruption/

  24. 101
    Cha says:

    More on the Million People March to Luneta, August 26:

    TARA LET’S DO THE MILLION PEOPLE MARCH TO LUNETA! AUGUST 26, ARAW NG MGA BAYANI

    WE, THE TAXPAYERS, WANT:
    1. THE PORK BARREL SCRAPPED.
    2. THE SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN IN THE PORK BARREL FUND SCAM INVESTIGATED AND CHARGED ACCORDINGLY, WITH FULL MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THE PEOPLE TO SEE.

    HOW: With a massive “POWER PICNIC” get together
    WHEN: 26 August 2013, 9am
    WHERE: In front of the LUNETA Grandstand
    COLOR: WHITE for SOLIDARITY
    STATUS/MEME/TWEET: I am *NAME* PINOY ako. I pay my taxes, on-time & in-full. YOU, my government, owe me a full explanation. @ProtestaNgBayan
    HASHTAG: ‪#‎OnePinoy‬ ‪#‎MillionPeopleMarch‬ ‪#‎ProtestaNgBayan‬

    No group banners. No political colors. No Speeches.
    Just ALL OF US ordinary, tax-paying people showing GOV’T THEY ANSWER TO US. TAYO ANG BOSS DITO.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/406846762761075/?ref=ts&fref=ts

  25. Bellon1 says:

    This is one of the best reporting I have read in a long time. Hats off to you.

  26. EMS says:

    Kayo naman, PRE-PAID na taxes ni Napoles courtesy of Juan dela Cruz, kawawa naman sya … ma do double tax , mabawasan pa bilyones nya galing sa withholding tax nyo …isipin nyo lang you are an investors of JLN contributing to the atty’s fees ni Lorna Kapunan …hirap kayang may cry on demand in pity for Janet Napoles!!!

  27. jsp says:

    I can feel very strongly someone or a KING and Janet Napoles as the QUEEN behind all these scams . Remember jocjoc bolante?

  28. Shooter1 says:

    Is the DOJ along with it’s Law Enforcement arm – the NBI – really be this incompetent! Janet Napoles is the key to breaking this “pork barrell” scam wide open, exposing the senators, congressmen and everyone else (elected, appointed and otherwise) embroiled in this wholesale plundering and pillaging of public funds and scarce government resources. Surely, the DOJ and the NBI must know this. And yet they did not put “eyes” on Janet Napoles and her brother, to make sure they do not disappear – voluntarily or involuntarily. As incompetent as this lack of foresight may have seemed to be, an even more incompetent (even stupid) move was for these two government agencies to telegraph every action they make by going through the press everytime instead of quietly going about their business of gathering evidences.
    My guess is Janet Napoles and her brother are at the bottom of the ocean, or somewhere, their lifeless bodies mute witnesses to the crimes committed against the Filipino people. These so called “honorables” have too much too lose to keep Janet and her brother alive and turn government witnesses. Without the two, these “honorables” need only to deny, deny and deny until the case against them die a natural death. The case will forever be pending.

  29. begalon says:

    Janet Napoles is a name that makes my BP go sky high. I will arrest her as a citizen and cut all her fingers and tongue so that she coudnt steal my tax many any more.

  30. jude_michael says:

    …poor philippines

  31. jayson says:

    I came across this blog where details is hard it ignore please check it, you might want to investigate also. Thanks! http://dulzspeaks.blogspot.com/2013/08/anonymous-speaks-pork-barrel-scam.html

  32. mabuhay says:

    The very reason why politicians and other unscrupulous people (s) can rob the government is there lots of loopholes in the processes how funds are distributed, especially, evaluating the proposed projects, monitoring them, and auditing them. Who are supposed responsible of doing these, or what branch of government supposed to do all of these processes? Politicians both houses, must just legislate, hands off from taxer payer’s money.

  33. Kamatoy says:

    Hindi talaga natutulog ang dyos..Jo Christine Napoles daughther of Janet Napoles is about to sit in Congress as Partylist representative for OFW’s when the issue about her mother circulated in the media…kung natuloy umupo itong si JC Napoles..limas ang Pork Barrel

  34. LETS HOPE says:

    Not often does a country have such a wonderful opportunity to re-focus itself, with such huge public support.
    Let Pnoy act, to be remembered in the annals of Filipino Politics as the one who bravely turned the tide against the institutional rot. DO IT MR PRESIDENT.

  35. troyvgarcia says:

    NA-tional PO-rk L-aundering E-xpert S-ervices

  36. Pareko says:

    Good Work Ms. Raissa Robles, maraming problema sa SEC na hindi binibigyan ng pansin ng SEC, there are many delinquent NGO that has not filed any report and yet they stay active. If I’m not mistaken any Registered Organization that does file their annual report are for five years are drop from the SEC, but this dones’nt happen or if they only file GIS(General Information Sheet) but without their Financial Report they accepted. The rules for finalling SEC Annual Reports is that you have to have Both GIS and Financial Report, not one or the other but both. Pero hindi ito sinusunod ng SEC, infact I asked assistance from the Office of the President to help me seek an answer from SEC office as to why is it they drop organization that are delinquent on their Annual Report, I’ve not received any response since May 15, 2013. Here is what I have requested for:
    Sir/Madame,

    Last March 19,2013, I’ve tried to inquire from the Security Exchange Commission of the two directors namely Atty Camillo S. Correa and Director Fernando B. Sales regarding the Corporation’s Annual Report.

    “My name is XXXXX, I have a question regarding a corporation’s annual report. What happens to a Corporation who only files GIS annually and no Financial Report. Is the General Information Sheet suffecient enough for corporation for filing under the SEC Rules? I would appreciate your response”

    AS of this writing I’ve yet to received a response to my inquirey, can you or someone from this office give me an answer to my question? I will be forever thankful for your assistance.

    Sincerely,

    XXXXX”

  37. sam says:

    I was the attorney caplulong’s reaction on this article on ABS-CBN, She mentioned something (correct me if i am wrong) that Raissa became an instant CPA or accounting expert and did mention like comments like this are just like her driver’s comments.

    parang ang baba naman pag tingin niya sa mga driver diba? Thats so low to mention such and it is almost an insult.

    just sharing my reactions

  38. mabuhay says:

    Those that are suggesting scrapping the pork barrel fund, think twice, there are a lot of things to consider.
    There is nothing wrong about the funds; the wrong thing is how the fund is spent. Therefore there must be means to monitor, evaluate and audit the funds and once there are irregularities, the pork barrel must be suspended until that irregularities have been checked.
    In regard to Ms. Napoles, everybody must assist the government agencies investigating the case in capturing the lady before it is too late, finding the lady dead.

  39. skylark says:

    simple. this businesswoman got involved in politics for the purpose of righteousness and dignity, on the other hand the intention was murked by temptations having realized she had the access of trust of money. and so goes history that will bother her generations. she now realized the blunders made.

    • raissa says:

      for the purpose of righteousness and dignity?

      how can you tell?

    • Gideon1043 says:

      Napoles is one good mechanic. She discovered how well to convince the mambabatas proper proportioning government funds, rightly dividing the funds among themselves. Itis not genius but it takes guts to fool the government and she just found the right time under GMA who was the wickedest of all presidents

  40. raissa says:

    just uploaded

    NGO told SEC a year ago it got P140M pork from Senators Enrile, Revilla, Estrada, et al.

    • Gideon1043 says:

      That is why Enile for one is not brave enough to announce a reward for finding Napoles. When she is found mabubuking silang lahat na nag Money Laundering.

  41. Angry Bird (@AngryBird1905) says:

    question lang ms raissa napanood ko kasi sa 24 Oras nung nakaraan na may mga ilang pulitiko na nakakuha ng sobra sobrang budget o pork barrel? how come sumosobra sila sa alloted budget wala bang account monitoring ang ating pamahalaan? madalas kasi nangyayari pag may lumabas ng issue saka lang magtitingin ang COA at BIR ng financial reports

    • raissa says:

      I don’t know. That has to be investigated, too.

      • Angry Bird (@AngryBird1905) says:

        nakakatakot nito expose lang na naman wala na namang maseservce na justice hay Pilipinas!
        saw sa Yahoo news phils meron pang Anaheim Express sa California ang Napoles..paano nila naafford yan e wala pa ngang 1mio pesos ang net income nila from 2009-2012?!

        • jorge bernas says:

          @ Angry Bird,

          MAGNANAKAW NGA SI JANET LIM NAPOLES EH KASAMA MGA MAMBABATAS KAYA YUMAMAN….

          • Gideon1043 says:

            Napoles is one good mechanic. She discovered how well to convince the mambabatas proper proportioning government funds, rightly dividing the funds among themselves. Itis not genius but it takes guts to fool the government and she just found the right time under GMA who was the wickedest of all presidents.

  42. raissa says:

    I’m nearly about ready to upload my next installment on the pork barrel and Napoles link. Just scanning the docs.

  43. parengtony says:

    This time the people will accept only one outcome- Justice.

    And everyone is looking at one and only person to deliver on his promise- PNoy.

    Its Showtime, Mr. President. The entire nation has got your back.

    • mabuhay says:

      What I want is getting the money back from Napoles and her cohorts. Am not surprise at all how Napoles does her tactics, she is married to an army officer with background in military intelligence.

  44. bearw/me says:

    I’d really like the COA to tie up Bong Revilla’s financial accounts to Napoles’. I have strong feeling itong Bong Revilla eh one of the biggest recipients nitong pork barrel.

  45. andrew lim says:

    ARE WE TOLERANT OF CORRUPTION BECAUSE OUR RELIGION MAKES US SO?

    By Jove, Johnny’s got it right, I think. I agree with his analysis- this one has the former Malacanang occupant’s fingerprints all over it. I also remember the “loot bags” they were giving away to Congressmen who went to Malacanang after the Gloria impeachment attempt failed. ABS CBN was able to videotape that.

    Thing is, the moral guardians of the country were also co-opted into this, and so they lose their credibility. I coined the slogan ” Di Baleng Corrupt, Basta Kakampi ng Bishop” prior to the recent elections to highlight the inappropriateness of the Team Buhay idea. Sadly, it has become true. The staunchest defenders of the Church, specially the RH issue, are turning out to be among the most corrupt politicians we have had.

    It now falls on Cardinal Tagle to do something about it- drastically. Otherwise, it will always be downhill from here for them.

    I am writing an essay on my theories why Catholicism here seems to foster a very tolerant culture when it comes to corruption. Catholicism does not teach corruption, but it seems ineffective in forming consciences and the lack of moral outrage seems related to it.

    And if you look at global corruption rankings, it looks like Catholic dominated countries have a harder time keeping corruption levels down. (Transparency International 2012) Italy, Spain, and the Latin American countries all rank low.

    Countries which have been successful in maintaining low levels of corruption are not Catholic dominated. (Singapore, NZ, Norway, Sweden, etc)

    As a preview to my essay, I focus on some Catholic concepts or doctrines which seem to foster corruption:

    1. the lack of a personal relationship with God- Catholicism is fond of hierarchies, and the use of intermediaries. This could result a lack of personal accountability for one’s moral decisions.

    2. The use of intermediaries (saints and other holy figures) fits well with the padrino concept or “taga-lakad.” It leads to absurdities like “my saint is more powerful than yours” LOL

    3. the concept of purgatory, which provides a “halfway house” between heaven and hell. It could make people less afraid of punishment, since you still have a chance of making it to heaven anyway, after spending time in purgatory. Perhaps most corrupt politicians believe they will just repent on their death beds, and do as they please when they are well.

    4. the concept of forgiveness (70 x7) and the bastardized concept of “thou shalt not judge others for we are all sinners”.

    Comments most welcome.

    • zamera says:

      I hate to say it, but when one reads the history of the Catholic Church, it seems that the leaders had been always engaged politically and had even formed allies with monarchs, etc. Thus, it an be safely said that it had flirted with power beyond the scope of the church.

    • akoypnoy says:

      ‘Basta Corrupt, Kakampi ng Bishop”

      • jorge bernas says:

        @ akoypnoy,

        “Basta Corrupt, Kakampi ang Bishop” parang may katutuhanan na sinasabi mo akoypnoy, dahil unti unti na lumalabas mga ebidensiya nang mga kakamping corrupt nang mga Bishops?

        Noon pa man ay sinasabi kona na HINDI dapat nakikialam ang ating mga butihing Bishops sa pamamalakad nang ating Pamahalaan kaya hayan NADUNGISAN SILA NANG DUMI sa sobrang Pakikialam? PWEEEE?

        Yong nga lang nagpakapal mukhang humingi ang mga Bishops nang S.U.Vs. 4X4 pa ay NAKAKAHIYA at NAKAKADIRING GAWAIN NA MGA YON…

    • idde says:

      I think all those points are spot on. Although point 1 stands out. The moment you place yourself above others you begin the path to corruption.

    • Menandro says:

      Napoles can order Fr Ramirez to hold mass anytime she feels religious in the comfort of her Magallanes home and the priest will drop everything to grant her wish. With a monthly stipend of P150,000 he is nothing but a glorified servant of Miss Janet.
      This has always been the story of the Catholic Church in the Phil, we have never really moved on. Archbishop Tagle seem to want to change things but I fear he will not succeed, priests and bishops here love their pajeros, young boys and second collections.

      • Gideon1043 says:

        Catholicism is well described in Revelation 17 as the whore (as she is) drunk of the wine of the blood of the saints. Please note how the writer described her as that great city that sits on seven hills, THE VATICAN.

      • jorge bernas says:

        @ Menandro,

        Janet L.Napoles can order Bro.. Ramirez to hold mass anytime, Parang TUTA na labas ni Bro. Ramirez kong gayon… Ha ha ha ha…Laki kasi nang BAYAD he he he he…. mga mukhang pera na kasi sila ngayon….

    • rejtatel says:

      @Andrew Lim @102

      Actually sir somebody has already written about your propositions in 2009. see this: http://elaine.ie/2009/03/31/will-10-more-protestants-lead-to-less-corruption/

  46. Cha says:

    More on the Million People March to Luneta, August 26:

    TARA LET’S DO THE MILLION PEOPLE MARCH TO LUNETA! AUGUST 26, ARAW NG MGA BAYANI

    WE, THE TAXPAYERS, WANT:
    1. THE PORK BARREL SCRAPPED.
    2. THE SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN IN THE PORK BARREL FUND SCAM INVESTIGATED AND CHARGED ACCORDINGLY, WITH FULL MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THE PEOPLE TO SEE.

    HOW: With a massive “POWER PICNIC” get together
    WHEN: 26 August 2013, 9am
    WHERE: In front of the LUNETA Grandstand
    COLOR: WHITE for SOLIDARITY
    STATUS/MEME/TWEET: I am *NAME* PINOY ako. I pay my taxes, on-time & in-full. YOU, my government, owe me a full explanation. @ProtestaNgBayan
    HASHTAG: ‪#‎OnePinoy‬ ‪#‎MillionPeopleMarch‬ ‪#‎ProtestaNgBayan‬

    No group banners. No political colors. No Speeches.
    Just ALL OF US ordinary, tax-paying people showing GOV’T THEY ANSWER TO US. TAYO ANG BOSS DITO.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/406846762761075/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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