Biyernes, Agosto 28, 2015

Where did Roxas get his huge media mileage funds?

By MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, a presidential wannabe, has been aggressive in barnstorming the country and putting his national TV, radio, and newspaper’s daily info-mercial to shore up his pathetic surveys image.
KICK BACK.The overpriced KIA 2700 police patrol cars that
 Department of  Interior &Local Government  Secretary Mar Roxas
 and the police purchased at P1.9 million each or a spike of alleged
 kick backed of P740,000 each or an overpriced of P155 million for
 the 210 vehicles.
Former Speaker Joe de Venecia told me years ago, when his son Joey ran for the 2010 Senate election, that a 30-seconder advertisement at ABS-CBN and GMA-7 ran between P200 to P300 thousand.
Moneyed politicians normally have three to five 30-seconders on each of the national TVs.
Where did Roxas get all the monies when his monthly salary is a pittance at the Department of Interior & Local Government?
First, according to Abono Party-list Chair Rosendo So, whose family owns the Toyota Display and Service Centers in the cities of Baguio and Dagupan, the 210 new modified KIA 2700 vehicles cost P1.9 million each after Roxas and the Philippine National Police purchased them and showed them to the media as the result of the “Daang Matuwid (straight path)”.
So said on his Face Book page that it was an overpriced of P740 each or P155 million to all of the cars.
Anak ng baka anong bukol ito? Hindi pa natin pinag-uusapan dito iyong big discout sa huge purchase na ito sa patrol car na may makina na ginto from the management ng KIA.
Second, when Bert Lina was plucked as the commissioner of the Bureau of Custom, many suspected that he is there to raise six billion pesos campaign funds for Roxas.
They said the honest and uncompromising former Commissioner John Sevilla resigned last April because he could no longer stand the “political nature” and continued corruption hounding the BoC while others said he was unceremoniously replaced by President Benigno Aquino III because he could not be manipulated to do the billing for Roxas’s ambition.
Lina got the goat lately of the overseas foreign workers (OFW) when he ordered that Balikbayan or OFW boxes would be subjected to random check up for taxable items.
The brouhaha against Lina had been raised to a higher decibel after Custom Deputy Commissioner Jessie Dellosa and brass of sugar planters rose raucous that 182 metric tons of smuggled sugar had entered the country since May this year at the expense of local planters and workers.
Other critics assailed Lina too of unabated smuggling of agricultural products, petroleum, and others.

Third, another source of funds for Roxas can be taken from illegal gambling game jueteng. Did I tell you before on my past column that in Pangasinan alone Meridiane (played like the illegal game jueteng) earns P5 million a day ( you can access my article at https://northwatch.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/ortigoza-p10m-bets-daily-from-gambling-in-pangasinan/).
With 81 provinces and the 17 cities and towns that composed Metro Manila in the entire country that host jueteng, Meridian, Last-2, massiao, and other illegal betting games, and each of these provinces and those in Metro Manila contributes say P500 thousand a day or P49 million for all of them, that would be a staggering P1.47 billion campaign funds a month to spike the pathetic poll stocks of Roxas in his march to the May 2016 presidential election.

Biyernes, Agosto 21, 2015

Blunders on the scrapped AFP's Missile Systems; Lessons from the Yom Kippur War


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The good thing about YouTube or Putlocker.com is you don’t need to read.
You just grabbed a cold San Miguel Beer Light, lies at your bed, watch the documentary or flick rolls before your eyes.

Main components of the Spyder ADS system, shown is  the SR version.
Photo taken from Rafael website.
Last night I was glued with the video documentary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War between Israel and Egypt. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in Judaism, which also occurred during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The connection of this war with today’s event has something to do with our Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) scrapping recently the P6.5 billion Shore Based Missiles System (SBMS) (a land-based mobile anti-ship missile system) by replacing them with marksmen rifles, long range sniper weapons system, and protective gears for the Philippine Army’s counter-insurgency operations.  A project pregnant with anomalies, as some critics said as it was not a government to government transaction but subject to the dynamics of bidding system Filipinos and their private contractors’ cohorts are very good at.
According to Diplomat.com, the DND and the Israeli Ministry of Defense spent several years negotiating the SBMS deal, which is worth Php 6.5 billion. The missile system would be put under the operational control of the Philippine Air Force and would be installed along the coast of the Philippines’ western-most island of Palawan as part of the AFP’s maritime interdiction system against China’s growing naval presence in the South China Sea
SBMS is an Anti S Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) system, which involves countering a superior opposing force by limiting its area of free and safe access using asymmetric systems like missile batteries to guard sea and air spaces.
So let’s go back to the Yom Kippur War. The lesson we can learn in that War was the important role played by the Russian made Surface-Air-Missiles or SAMs just like the important role by the defunct SBMS' program versus the Chinese naval and air assets.
As you know Egypt’s air force  was almost decimated by the Israelis surprised attacks  in the Six Days War in 1967 when Israel jets flew too low to avoid the Egyptian’s radar.
In that 1967 War, a total of 338 Egyptian aircraft were destroyed and 100 pilots were killed. And I am not talking yet here about the Russian Migs and British Hawker jets blown to air and on the ground by the Jews in Syria and Jordan.
Yom Kippur: The War
In the 1973 War, Egypt’s surprised Israel when the latter celebrated the Yom Kippur. More than a hundred thousand troops of Egypt sailed on the West Bank to the East Bank’s of the Suez Canal, climbed the Bar Lev Line (a gigantic earth work fortifications), hosed the 18 metre (59 foot) high sand walls with a 60 degree slope with pressurized Sinai water to make a hole for tanks and troop to ingress and egress and pounced on the more than 400 Israeli troops who manned the Bar Lev.
 The Israelis who were able to counter-attacked after 48 hours flew their A-4 Sky Hawks, F-4 Phantom II, Dassault Mirage III, Dassault Super Mystère, IAI Nesher and rolled their M50 and M51 Sherman with upgraded engines, M48 Patton, M60 Patton, the sturdy Centurion,PT-76 and T-54/T-55 tanks.
The problem however with the Israelis, the Egyptians were waiting with their SAMs (a heat seeking Russian made missiles) to hit their jets and their tanks with the more advanced Russian made Sagger guided missiles and anti tanks’ Riffle Propelled Grenades (PRG) 7s and 43s that saw dozens of jets and countless of tanks blew in thin air and burned in the hostile desert.

Huwebes, Agosto 20, 2015

Anti-drugs chief cites why pushers flee


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – The chief of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) explains why illegal drug pushers abscond to other towns in Pangasinan after the police ran after them.
SHABU QUEEN. Alleged illegal drug shabu queen Daria Fatima Lim (extreme left), 
38, single, after she and three male companions were arrested in a buy bust
 operation by the joint elements of Calasiao, Pangasinan police and the Philippine Drugs
 Enforcement Agency in Brgy. Buenlag of the town. Lim is rumored to be one of the notorious 
shabu dealers in the town.  Several months ago, PO1 Jerry D. Mabanglo, assigned at the Philippine
 National Police office in San Manuel, Pangasinan, was arrested inside the house of Lim 
in possession of the illegal drug’s methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and its 
paraphernalia during a raid by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task 
Group (PAIDSOTG) led Supt. Benjie Ariola who raided it.
MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
Supt. Benjamin Ariola cited the tendency of the pushers here and those in the cities of Urdaneta and Alaminos to shift to neighboring towns to perpetuate their illicit trade.
He said drug operation in Urdaneta City has been aggressive under the tight watch of its chief of police Supt. Jeff Fanged.
“Merong disruption technique po si Fanged. Pumunta sa Villasis. Alam mo kung ilan ang huli ng Villasis? 145 grams o P300 thousand to P500 hundred ang street value”.
He cited the interruption techniques of Supt. Fanged made pushers scampered to neighbouring Binalonan and Asingan towns.
Ariola would not say what kind of disruption techniques Fanged dealt those scared pushers.

Manaoag did not get the moist eyes of pushers in Urdaneta City because of its location unlike Villasis and Asingan that are stone throw away from the city.
He said after the police seized 198 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydro-chloride) in Alaminos City, the illegal trade there and the towns in the Western part of Pangasinan became sluggish.
He cited however those pushers shifted to Bani town after 98 grams had been confiscated by police there.
He cited the drugs in Alaminos City came from Infanta town.
Because of the gung-ho operation of Supt. Cris Abrahano, Dagupan City’s chief of police, where almost every day pushers are nabbed, Ariola said pushers in the city run to nearby Calasiao and Mangaldan towns to perpetuate their trades.
“Kita mo sa Dagupan City matinde rin operation diyan halos araw-araw may nahuhuli operation diyan,” he said.
Ariola cited Mangatarem, Infanta, and Urdaneta City as the three gateways of drugs in Pangasinan after big time pushers bought shabu in the National Capital Region and Cavite province.
“Pagpasok sa Mangatarem. So ang babagsakan niyan Malasiqui, Bayambang, Calasiao, Dagupan. Central so kuha na rin”.
He said drugs also proliferate in Bayambang and Malasiqui because they are near Camiling, Tarlac where drug trades thrive.
He said his men seized a substantial size of shabu in Mangatarem.
He said in the tactical interrogation of his men with apprehended drug peddlers most of them incriminate the Muslims as their source.
“Kasi lahat ng sources ay tinuturo, iyang tactical interrogation pag huli ng subject, saan galing ang item? Sa Muslim. Parang Muslim ang tinuturo,” he said.

Miyerkules, Agosto 12, 2015

Judge threatens to kill 2 lawyers


By Mortz C. Ortigoza


Sa isang malayong bayan sa Ifugao, tinawag ng isang Fiscal o Prosecutor ang isang lola na nasa loob ng court room ng judge.
Lola, kilala ninyo ba ako?”
angry_judge

“Siyempre kilala kita. Kahit noong tutoy ka pa kilala na kita. Sa totoo lang nakakahiya ka, sinungaling, babaero, at naninira ng dangal ng mga kaibigan pag nakatalikod sila,” ani ng lola.
Muntik ng mahulog sa platform ang fiscal sa taranta at biglang napasambulat:

“Lola, kilala ninyo ba iyong defense lawyer ng akusado na naka upo?”
Siyempre kilala ko rin! Katulad mo lasenggo, laos, at babaero rin iyan. Isa sa mga kabit niyan si misis mo!” ani ng lola.

Muntik ng mahulog sa kanyang kina-uupu-an ang defense lawyer.

Tinawag ng mahinahon ng judge ang dalawang nagtutungaling abugado, at matigas na binalaan ang dalawa:

“Oras na isa sa inyo ang magtanong sa lola kung kilala niya ako, ipapabit-bit ko kaagad kayo sa police sa labas para i-diretso na kayo sa Muntinlupa para ma electric chair!”
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Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted recently ambivalent presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rod Duterte who opined on our country's military position  with Mainland China: "Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the government committed a “blunder” when it bought two used F-16 fighter jets because these would not be of much help in securing the country against aggressors like China.
“The decision to buy two F-16s is really a blunder. How would it help?” he said.


My retort: It's not the government that committed a blunder here, it was Mayor Rod Duterte's faux pas. PH bought a squadron of brand new South Korean Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) F/A 50 jets which can also be used as a Lead-In Fighter Trainer (LIFT). Two of the jets would be delivered on December this year. The mayor, to avoid this media blunder, should consult first an expert on military aviation before he opines on Air Force firepowers. The FA-50 is made by the South Korea’s “Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI)”, and is a smaller, license-built version of the F-16 Fighter aircraft. It entered the South Korean Air Force service in 2014.

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Here was an arrogant supervisor of the security guards of Bessang Pass at the Hall of Justice in Lingayen, Pangasinan telling media men last Monday that they were not allowed to cover fellow media woman, Lina Cervantes of DWPR, who filed her counter affidavits on the libel cases filed by Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr.
“Iyan ang utos sa amin ni executive judge, bawal ang coverage ng media,” the security supervisor named Vallo, who is a dead ringer of movie side kick Bentong, sternly told me.
“Paano naging bawal, hinde naman korte ang iko-cover ko sa office ng fiscal naman ang pupuntahan ko,? I calmly posed.
“Lahat dito hawak ng executive judge,” he hissed.
“Sa buong Pilipinas ngayon lang ako nakakita na ang media bawal pumasok sa office ng fiscal, under sa Department of Justice iyan hinde sa sala ng judge o sa Supreme Court. Noong na libel ako, may dala rin akong national TV (GMA-7) network dito” I protested.
When I insisted that I have to cover it, the watch men’s boss, who is 5’ 2” feet, stood up and held my right wrist as if he was preventing a 5’9” feet athletic but hard headed high school student to escape the school lecture.
“Sige, hawakan mo iyan at ide-demanda kita!” I vigorously warned him instead of hitting him with my left flush hook for a knock-out on his inviting jaw.
He immediately released my hand and dared me that I file a case.
When I registered my name on the logbook tended by his two white clad guards who were armed with their side pistols, one of the guards insisted I could not scribble my name.
Hinde na ako mag-ko cover, manu-nood na lang ako,” I told them.

Biyernes, Hulyo 31, 2015

Si Drilon at ang pamba-Baboy ng Leftist Solon

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

These left-leaning Makabayan blocs’ Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Representative AntonioTinio, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate, Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus, Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap and Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon should be suspended from the House of Representatives because of their unethical and assailable acts inside the joint session of Congress in the recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III.

LIGHTNING PROTEST. Militant lawmakers are able to get past security and stage a protest inside the Plenary Hall.
Anarchic leftist Congressmen in the Philippines. PHOTO CREDIT: Rappler.com
Pero ano ba naman itong si Senate President Franklin Drilon, ginaya rin ang pamba-baboy nitong mga Komunista na congressmen when he booed them on the microphone na dinig na dinig habang ako  ay nag ma-mountain climbing sa kabundukan ng Mt. Tralala.
Nasa rostrum pa naman kayo Senator kasama si President Aquino at Speaker Sonny Belmonte, dapat you showed grace and restraint even these idiot leftist demagogues have been somersaulting with their communist antics.
Alam niyo Juana Change, este,   Senator Drilon para na rin ninyong ni level ang sarili ninyo sa kababuyan ng mga makakaliwang congressmen na lahat na lang na nangyayari dito sa Pinas ay mali at sila na lang ang laging tama.
Senate President Franklin Drilon
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Dapat kay Speaker Belmonte ay tuluyan ng suspendihen ng Ethics Committee itong mga maka-kaliwa na nag sisigaw, nagtatalak, at nag wawagay-way ng anti-Aquino slogans at banners sa loob ng plenary just after the president spoke his SONA.
Tingnan niyo itong si RepresentativeTinio ng ACT, dapat ginugulpi ito, este, dapat ginugulgol nito ang attention sa mga teachers na constituents niya lalo na sa private schools na tumatangap ng napaka babang sahod na between P5000 to P10,000 kada buwan.
 Pero ano ang ginagawa nitong diyaske? Ayon, busy sa pag file ng kaso sa pagpapahinto ng two military agreements natin sa Japan. Itong Memorandum on Defense Cooperation and Exchanges and Japan-Philippines Joint Declaration: A Strengthened Strategic Partnership for Advancing the Shared Principles and Goals of Peace, Security and Growth in the Region and Beyond  ay makakatulong para hindi kaagad agad tayo masakop ng China na andiyan na sa mga isla natin malapit lang sa Provinces of Zambales at Pangasinan.
Bakit hind gayahin ng ACT ang ABONO Party List na busy sa pag la-lobby sa kapwa congressmen and senators na gawing non-bailable ang smuggling ng agriculture products na worth P5 million and above? Mas productive na act itong ginagawa ng ABONO that genuinely represent its constituents unlike sa fake at misdirected representation nitong ACT ni Tinio at ibang pang maka Komunista na congressmen na anay sa buhay.


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Since the 2016 election is just around the corner, the mayor in this first class town wanted to borrow P60 million from the Development Bank of the Philippines for a central transportation terminal.

Martes, Hulyo 28, 2015

U.S PREXY BET DONALD TRUMP IS COLOURFUL - JDV


After  U.S presidential bet Donald Trump mocked that he did not like Senator John McCain as a hero because he was caught by the North Vietnamese troop in Hanoi during the Vietnam War, and dug on
Texas Governor  Rick Perry who uses  a pair of eye glasses to look intelligent, political commentator Mortz Ortigoza discusses the forth coming U.S election with Philippine Former 5-Time Speaker Joe de Venecia (JDV) who was a former candidate for the Philippine presidency. Excerpts:
Political Commentator Mortz Ortigoza (3rd from left) , former 5  - Time Speaker Jose de Venecia (5th from left) and politicians inside the office of Congresswoman Gina de Venecia in Congress.


MORTZ: What’s your take on the U.S election? Would Hillary Clinton losses to a Republican candidate because she has an albratros breathing on her neck like Benghazi?

JDV:  Well, I don’t want to interfere on the internal affairs of the American politics. But you know she is good and so are the many leaders in the Republican Party like Jeb Bush...

MORTZ: Like Senator Ted Cruz, New Jersey Governor Cris Christie. How about Donald Trump?


JDV: Donald Trump is a colourful personality, a rich man in America. All of them (candidates) have the plusses and minuses. At the end of the day the political order and citizens of the United States will make a decision.

Huwebes, Hulyo 16, 2015

The Anatomy of Illegal Drugs in PH and her provinces


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Just watch the documentary how cocaine has been peddled from Mexico's Nuevo Laredo to Laredo, Texas, U.S.A by the drug cartel. In Mexico the worth of one kilo cocaine is U.S$ 2 thousand or Php 88 thousand, pag dating sa border it is already U.S $5 thousand or Php 220 thousand, pag dating sa burgeoning U.S Mainland it is worth U.S $ 20 thousand or Php 800 thousand or the one million Police Lieutenant Colonel Cris Abrahano told us about the price of a kilo of shabu
. Drug cartels paid millions of dollars the Mexican governors, mayors, judges, generals down to the military and police foot soldiers. To Philippine law enforcement,
that's narco-politics at its finish!
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That's why the U.S government was furious last week that for the second time World richest drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a rumored ally of the Central Intelligence Agency when it fought the Sandinista in Nicaragua and who squealed to U.S authorities the brass of the Mexican Cartels Zeta, Gulf, others, escaped through an air conditioned tunnel from the high security prison to a mansion being constructed one mile from the prison. U.S earlier had been requesting the corrupt Mexican government for the ruthless and charming El Chapo, who could asked God to drink serbesa with the Devil, to be extradited to the U.S just like what the U.S had done to jack fruit face Panama President General Manuel  Noriega.

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The selling of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) is not only lucrative but is based on layers from the main source to the street pusher, according to Dagupan City’s chief of police Supt. Christopher Abrahano.
Drug hoards as shown by the police to the media men
Abrahano, a bemedaled former Presidential Security Group and former Narcotic Command official, cites the Chinese manufacturer of the illegal drugs, say, in Manila maintains three to five middlemen considered as the first front traffickers. Those middle men have been selling the merchandise with the supply areas ((SA) in Quiapo, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Tarlac, Olongapo, and others where a big time trafficker in Pangasinan province patronizes before he distributes them to the number of drug groups (DG) in the 3 million populated province. The DG would cut into pieces what they dubbed as ”tarya” and sell it to the peddlers in the city and the nearby towns who sell them by even adulterating them to maximize their profit.

HOW THE ILLEGAL TRANSACTION DONE
Abrahano said that these laboratories are found in and outside the Metro Manila areas where the middle men take the drugs.
“Minsan hindi mag re -release iyan pag hindi limang kilo. Basta pinakamababa isang kilo ang i-re release niyan,” he refers to the personality at the laboratory who got the say how much would be distributed in the market.
He said the buyer from the SA buys and sells the P1 million a kilo for P2 million where he earns a profit of P1 million.
But he said buyer deals not directly with the SA but with the latter middleman who is part of the three or five layer again.
Parang network uli. Tatlo, apat na iyon wala pa rin silang (buyer) direct link sa Quiapo, others. Ang Pangasinan hindi maka-diretso diyan sa Quiapo, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Tarlac, Olongapo,” he said.
The chief of police, a Philippine National Police Academy graduate, said the layer is a protection to the heads of the syndicate against arrest by the law enforcers.
Mas marami kang kausap, mas delikado,” he refers to the precaution done by the SA.
He said drug groups (DG) in Pangasinan compete for the market.
He cited the DGs by hypothetically naming them as Dagupan City’s DGs 1-2-3, Alaminos City’s DGS 1-2-3, and Urdaneta City’s DGs 1-2-3.
He said each of these nine drug groups buy from the main dealer in Pangasinan from 500 gram, 300 gram, 200 gram, or P100 gram of shabu.
Abrahano did not say how many main dealers these DGS patronized in the province.
TARYA AND ADULTERATION
This is where tarya plays its part on the drug groups.
“Bibili ako ng one gram P1000 to P2000. Dito sa Dagupan City o saan man iyon puwedi ka makabili doon puwede sa Bonuan (a village here). Sabihin mo P1000 to P2000, one gram na iyan hahatiin mo iyan into 20 parts, parang peso-peso na ganoon karami iyong one gram. Isang sigarilyo, natimbang ko na ito. 20 parts. Ibebenta mo ng P300 (each), you do the math. P6000 na iyon! P2,000 lang puhunan mo,” Abrahano stressed.
Thus after the DG sells it to the street pusher here or in the nearby towns, he either sells it for P300 to P500 or adulterate it with Albatross (toilet deodorizer) or tawas (alum) to double its weight so he can earn a gross of P1000.
 “Pueding Albatross, iyong pabango ng banyo, tawas. P1000 uli iyon! Ibebenta ng tig P500, hahatiin one part sabihin mo .3 (gram) kamo,” he explained how the enterprising street pusher added more granules or powder on his merchandise.
He said from the P300 seed money, the street peddler can earn a whooping P700 in that adulterated methamphetamine hydrochloride.
Abrahano said there are still street pushers who passed off the drugs to another peddler for the latter to earn a minimal profit.
He explained the DGS earn more compared to the middlemen of the owner of the laboratory if based on the kilo of sale because of the “tarya” and adulteration.
He said the buy and sell of drugs is “kaliwa-an” or cash basis.
But if the dealer in Pangasinan has made a close relationship with the DG the latter can pay after two days when he took the merchandise.
Dahil magkaibigan na tayo dahil consignacion babalik mo sa akin after two days ang pera. Tapos bibigyan kita uli.”.