Posted by: kidlatanvillage | August 28, 2009

Justice the NBN-ZTE Way (Inilaglag ba sina Abalos at Neri?)

This may give a reason for Jun Lozada, the crying witness of the NBN-ZTE anomalous deal to be happy. At least if you see him cry this time, not out of fear and frustration but joy. Why?  The Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of graft charges against former (Comelec) Commission on Elections) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. and former NEDA (National Economic and Development Authority) director-general Romulo Neri for the bungled National Broadband Network project with Chinese firm to the tune of 329 million US dollars. So crying boy Jun Lozada’s tears paid of.

Akbayan Representative Riza Hontiveros (one of the complainants) said in a phone interview by a televesion network: “The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to file criminal charges against Abalos and Romulo Neri for violation of the Revised Penal Code and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.”

Abalos directly demonstrated his pecuniary interest in the business transaction between the Government and that of ZTE Corporation. Fully knowing that the stamp of approval of the National Economic Development Authority was needed to put an official imprimatur on the project, he actively brokered conferences between the ZTE, NEDA director-general and Amsterdam Holdings, according to the Ombudsman.

Further the Ombudsman said that “In this case, clear and convincing testimony was given by Romulo L. Neri that a bribe offer was made to him by Abalos. Nothing can be more crystal clear than this.”

So even if former Chairman Ben Abalos denied it to the bone during the Senate hearing of his involvement the thing is that the Ombudsman found a probable cause which links him to the anomalous deal.  It is without a scintilla of doubt that the actions of respondent Benjamin Abalos, a former chairman of the Comelec, are highly suspect, reprehensible and should in no manner or measure be countenanced by those in the public service,” as stated in the Ombudsman’s resolution.

Inilaglag ba sina Abalos at Neri?

Magaling, at least nakita ng Ombudsman na may kaugnayan nga sina Neri at Abalos sa maanomalyang NBN-ZTE deal kaya nagrekomendang masampahan ng graft charges ang dalawa. Ngunit ang tanong ng taumbayan ngayon ay bakit sila lang? Sila lang ba ang may kinalaman dito?

At bakit namang inabsuwelto ng Ombudsman sina  First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo (na nagsabi pa raw ng back-off), dating House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza, DOTC senior officials Lorenzo Formoso  at Elmer “for lack of probable cause.” Wala ba talaga silang kinalaman dito?

At ito nga ang ikinasasama ng loob ni Party list representative Hontiveros na dahilan lang sa kawalang pinirmahang kontrata si First Gentleman Arroyo ay kaya naman naabsuwelto siya. Kahit mga  ZTE officials din na  involved sa aborted project na ito na sina Yu Yong, George Zhuying, Fan Yan, Hou Wei Gui ay naabsuwelto rin.

Suma tutal ng mga katanungan, kaya ba inilaglag sina Neri at Abalos ay dahil sa may  naganap pangwa-whitewash sa kaso? Hanggang sa ngayon ay hindi pa rin naalis ang pagdududa ng mga tao sa pagiging patas ang opisina ng Ombudsman na pinangungunahan ni Merceditas Gutierrez kaya pinapa-impeach siya ngayon ng mga nagsampa ng naturang kaso. Pero kung si Ombudsman Gutierrez naman ang tatanungin ay paninindigan niya siempre ang naging resolution sa kaso ng Ombudsman; lawak ng ebidensiya ang basehan hindi kuro-kuro o haka-haka lamang.

Kung sino man ang nagsasabi ng katotohanan, tanging ang ating Diyos lamang ang siyang nakakaalam.

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Responses

  1. Of course, what and why Gloria Panduck is in stolen power for?

    Abalos and Neri should blame no one but their coward, gullible n’ corrupt selves for their predicament. Hahaha! Matatalino raw na tao pero walang foresight na ilalaglag talaga sila ng amo nilang peke for a fake self-acquittal.

    We already knew beforehand the ending of this story except these two Gloria believers.

    Buti nga sa inyo, mga bahag ang buntot at walang balls sa pagsasabi ng truth.

  2. Mas gusto ko ang setup ng palasyo ni Cocoy kasi from there ay pindot lang ako ng pindot sa inyong mga kwebas.

  3. Tita Chi,

    Humahalakhak ngayon si FG, ligtas na siya. Umiiyak naman sina Joey at Jun, bakit hindi siya kasali sa kakasuhan? Malakas ba siyang manalangin kay St. Mercy?

    Ako’y natatawa, ha-ha, ha-ha. Ako’y naiiyak, hu-hu hu-hu.

    May araw din sila, di ba Kap?

  4. Kawawa naman itong dalawang witnesses, Jun Lozada at Joey de Venecia na pinakakasuhan ni Dick. Naiiyak at naguumapaw tuloy ang galit ng dalawa.
    Hindi niya kaya sina FG, Neri, at Ben kaya itong dalawang mama na lang ang kanyang “binubuli” tsk tsk.


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