Robbing poor farmers is the real crime Senators Enrile, Revilla & Estrada are being accused of

Pork gang by Vincent Trinidad

Just my opinion as an ex-Senate reporter by Raïssa Robles - Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, former Senate President pro tempore Jinggoy Estrada and Senator Bong Revilla are all multi-millionaires. Today they stand accused of the lowest of crimes any politician or government official can commit - pocketing funds supposed to go to the poorest of the poor. By Raïssa Robles

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Read for yourself a copy of whistleblower Ruby Tuason’s sworn statement

Exclusive by Raissa Robles -I am posting in full with my annotations the sworn statement that socialite-whistleblower Ruby Tuason made in San Francisco, California when she applied for the government Witness Protection Program and before she testified at the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

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Enrile is the “grandfather” of the pork barrel scam, Senator Miriam tells reporters

By Raïssa Robles The Janet Lim Napoles show became a Senator Miriam Santiago show today. The long awaited session with main pork suspect Janet Lim Napoles before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has turned out to be a dud so far. Sometime into the proceeding Senator Miriam Santiago appeared and managed to hijack the proceedings with a lengthy tirade-cum-lecture. about […]

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Today’s #MillionPeopleMarch

Hi, I will be live-blogging the #MillionPeopleMarch at the Rizal Park in Manila and elsewhere in the world. You can watch the livestream of the events by clicking on the link below: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/ancliveevents The crowd today, even before the rally has really gotten underway, is as massive as the crowd that gathered on June 30, 2010 when   Benigno Aquino […]

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

By Raïssa Robles It’s hard to believe that nobody blinked when a small non-government organization (NGO) with an initial capital outlay of P1,400 actually submitted routine reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 4 and July 26, 2012, saying it got nearly P140 MILLION (the exact figure is P139,549,900) in pork barrel funds from the following senators […]

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

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Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Listening 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 […]

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Senator Miriam Santiago reveals for first time how much senators really get

I’m reprinting below the entire speech of Senator Santiago. I agree with her disclosures and recommendations. How about a petition for Senator Santiago to be appointed head of the Senate Ethics Committee, which NO ONE really wants to chair? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano was a GROSS disappointment in that post. He said he would investigate the allegations of plagiarism against […]

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GOOD NEWS: Manila to have newer international airport terminal by year-end

Exclusive By Raïssa Robles While monitoring the Supreme Court hearing on the cybercrime law yesterday, I was drawn to this tiny business story that broke, which would have a strong impact on our tourism, millions of Filipinos flying in and out of the country and on the economy. Transport Secretary Joseph Abaya announced he will soon sign a US$45 million […]

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