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Alleged fertilizer scam point man loses gubernatorial bid in Capiz

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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CEBU CITY — It’s official: Capiz reelectionist Gov. Victor Tanco (Liberal Party) has won his reelection bid against the controversial former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, the alleged architect of the fertilizer scam.

Bolante lost not only the gubernatorial post but a chance to gain political vindication from the public drubbing that he got when he was made to face a Senate inquiry on the fertilizer scam. The Senate hearings had recommended charges to be filed against him and several government officials.

Likely president-elect, Sen. Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Mar Roxas, a native of Capiz and Aquino’s running mate under the Liberal Party, personally campaigned in the province against the election bid of Bolante.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Dy beats Padaca in Isabela’s race for governor

ILAGAN, Isabela, Philippines —- Rep. Faustino Dy III derailed the reelection bid of Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo Padaca after votes from the two remaining Isabela towns were canvassed by the provincial board of canvassers at past 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dy, whose brothers were defeated by Padaca in the 2004 and 2007 gubernatorial races, received 274,757 votes while Padaca got 271,319 votes from 35 towns and one city.

Padaca was leading by at least 3,000 votes on Thursday afternoon before votes from Angadanan and Palanan towns were received by the PBOC.

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Posted by akosistella on April 20, 2010


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Villar responds
By LITO Banayo

SENATOR Manny Villar has been making the rounds of broadcast media to respond to various issues hounding his campaign, and dish out remarks against his main protagonist, who has been featured by Time Magazine on its cover.

Villar is particularly mad at the Villarroyo tag. He and his spokespersons have been denying this tag to death. He and they keep saying that it was he and his party-mates who “initiated” the investigation of all the graft scandals, from jueteng to Hello Garci, to the fertilizer scandal, and the ZTE-NBN anomalies. Vamos a ver.

via LITO BANAYO.

The U.S. is worried
By DUCKY PAREDES

THE United States under Barrack Obama is very interested in what will happen on May 10, 2010 in the Philippines. Part of this concern is the reason why Senator Noynoy is on the cover of Time Magazine. While Senator Aquino was the main story, the article itself also had an interview and quotes from Senator Villar.

Via Ducky Paredes

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Even in Capiz, voters know the truth about Joc-joc Bolante

Posted by akosistella on March 31, 2010


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LP bets edge out UKC bets in RMN survey

For governor, incumbent Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. LP led the survey with 80.0% in Roxas City, 45.8% in 1st district and 57.5% in 2nd district, Former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante UKC, 4.2%, 28.3% and 19.2% and Amoroso, ind 0.8%, 0.8% and 0.8% with undecided 15.0%, 25% and 22.5%.For vice governor, Board Member Nonoy Contreras LP, 62.5% in Roxas City, 48.3% in 1st district and 55.8% in 2nd district and Former City Councilor Mark Ortiz UKC, 19.2%, 26.7% and 13.3% with undecided of 18.3%, 25.0% and 30.8%.

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Bolante, alleged architect of the fertilizer fund scam, is the official gubernatorial bet for Capiz of Sen. Manny Villar’s Nacionalista Party. NP is allied with Bolante’s Ugyon Kita Capiz party.

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Criteria for voting

Posted by akosistella on March 31, 2010

By DUCKY PAREDES

IBON Foundation and Pagbabago! People’s Movement for Change held a forum at UP Diliman in which they proposed 12 specific issues as criteria to be used in choosing who to vote for on May 10, 2010. This is what they came up with and my personal comments on each:

1) On corruption. Will they seek the truth behind the “Hello, Garci”, NBN-ZTE and fertilizer scam to name a few of the anomalies that involved the president?

My take on this is that what is more important is not the prosecution of the current president but that of making sure that the next president will not be even onlv slightly less corrupt, as corrupt or – heaven help us! – even more corrupt than the present one.

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Gaga for Joc Joc

Posted by akosistella on February 19, 2010

By LITO BANAYO

And where were all these statements expressed by the hacks of Money Villarroyo?

In Capiz! And who is their gubernatorial candidate in Capiz? Why, Jocelyn Bolante alias Joc Joc, mismo! Spending millions upon millions, buying mayors and barangay captains, to support his “bandwagon” towards electoral “vindication” (kuno).

Didn’t Loren and Ka Satur denounce Joc Joc and his bolantic legerdemain years and months ago? Didn’t they condemn him and his master/mistress for corruption most gross, at the expense of the poor magsasaka for whom their hearts bleed (kuno)? Now they are going gaga for Joc Joc. Such hypocrisy!

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It’s Arroyo, stupid

Posted by akosistella on February 15, 2010

I-TEAM REPORT: THINK ISSUE
By Fernando del Mundo

“She’s leaving a legacy of disaster,” said political science professor Benito Lim of Ateneo de Manila University. “We have become world class in graft and corruption, in extrajudicial killings,” he said.

Australian businessman Peter Wallace questioned the figures published in the newspaper ads, pointing out that the Arroyo administration had spent less on infrastructure as a percentage of GDP than former President Fidel V. Ramos.

“The ads look great, but in the larger scale in the whole economy, there’s nothing, miniscule,” Wallace said, pointing out that surveys indicate poverty and hunger continue to stalk millions of Filipinos.

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It really all adds up

Posted by akosistella on February 11, 2010

By LITO BANAYO

IN Iloilo which I just visited, most every elected public official is a declared Lakas-Kampi toady. But guess who the political overlords are whispering all over? Not Gibo, the official Pa-La-Ka candidate, but Money Villarroyo.

In nearby Antique likewise. And in Capiz, why, Joc Joc Bolante, the “genius” who sold bottled water with a spoonful of urea, packaged it as foliar fertilizer, and sold the useless concoction at a 1,500 percent overprice to the Department of Agriculture where he was the most trusted undersecretary with a direct line to the Palace, mismo, is running for governor. He is the Nacionalista Party candidate, and his propaganda tarps proclaim Money Villarroyo as his president!

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Bolante still has strong Palace ties, say foes

Posted by akosistella on February 6, 2010

ROXAS CITY— The controversial former agriculture official Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante is still very much in Malacañang’s good graces, according to former national police chief Roberto Lastimoso.

Bolante, accused of being the architect of the alleged P728-million fertilizer fund scam, has so much influence in the Palace that he was able to engineer his ouster as general manager of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) last May, Lastimoso said.

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Nothing for Palace to explain, says Ermita

Posted by akosistella on February 4, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang Wednesday scoffed at the Senate blue ribbon committee’s recommendation that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo explain her role in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.

“I don’t think there’s anything we in Malacañang have to explain because Malacañang has nothing to do with the action of Bolante,” Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said at a briefing.

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Unfazed by raps, Bolante running for Capiz gov

ROXAS CITY—Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante, the purported architect of the P728-million fertilizer fund scam for whom the Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended plunder charges, is making the rounds of Capiz to drum up support for his candidacy for governor.That’s according to his trusted lawyer-friend Henry Reyes, who belying rumors that Bolante was seldom seen in Capiz, said the latter had been busy touching base with residents of his home province and attending fiestas and other special occasions.

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Senate OKs plunder suit vs Bolante

Posted by akosistella on February 3, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate adopted on Tuesday night a blue ribbon committee report seeking the filing of plunder and other charges against former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante et al., as well as an explanation from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on her role in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.

The committee report was approved without interpellation two days before Congress is scheduled to adjourn its session and take a three-month break for the election period.

Bolante is running for governor of Capiz province under the Ugyon Kita Capiz party, which is allied with the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

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