"Sarile Kong Pananaw"

Apr. 20, 2018

SURVEY says? Kung sa online may trolls o bayaran, sa mga public survey ay mayroon din! Ito yung kinomisyon ng isang indibidwal o grupo para sa sarile nilang interes at ito ay bayad...

Dalawang klase ang survey, una ay yung commissioned o binayaran ng isang indibidwal o grupo; ang pangalawa ay non-commissioned o inisyatiba ng survey company para alamin ang pulso ng bayan sa isang produkto o pananaw ng bayan sa isang pangyayari; at kasama nga dito ang popularidad ng isang produkto o tao, sa pagkakataon ito ay ang kandidato (pre-election survey).

Ang ganitong klase ng survey politikal, kontrolado ng nagbayad ang mga datos at maikokondiserang pribado kaya't hindi mauusisa ang datos at metodolohiya; kung saang lugar ginawa, demographic (o klase ng tao -babae, lalaki, idad, atbp). Kung isapubliko man ang resulta nito, kontrolado ito ng nagkomisyon o ng nagbayad. Ibig sabihin, paano mo kukwestyonin kung tutuong tao nga ang mga 'responder' o mga sumagot dito o kung talagang nagsagawa nga ng survey.

Maituturing itong mga ganitong klase ng survey na self-serving o promotion para sa nagpasurvey! Isa rin itong klase ng mind-conditioning sa kadahilanang nakakimpluwensya ito sa persepsyon ng mga tao na madaling ma-sway o madaling mabaling ang kanilang pagiisip o pananaw sa isang produkto o tao - yung tinatawag na 'bandwagon effect' o yun bang pag mas maganda ang survey sa produkto man o tao, ay nagkakaroon ito ng integridad o lalabas na maayos at kanais-nais ang produkto o tao man yan!

Kaya't maraming nahahalina o naakit, ibig mapasama o masasabing sama ko dyan...trending o uso yan! Nakakalungkot pero yan ang ugali ng karamihan at madaling napapaniwala ang tao sa mga ganitong pamamaraan ng 'marketing' o pagbebenta ng isang produkto o tao bilang kandidato.

Dagdag pa ang paggamit ng lehitimon advertising tulad ng telebisyon, print -billboard, balita, social media upang maipromote ang naturang survey, at pinatitibay nito ang integridad ng survey.

Sa ganitong klase ng labanan, lamang ang indibidwal o grupo na may pera. Gamit ang bayarang survey firm, at ang mga major media outlet upang magkaroon ng validation o bahid ng katotohanan ang resulta nga ng survey.

Isang mahalagang basehan din ay kung sino at anung kumpanya ang gumawa ng survey - nakalulungkot na sa Pilipinas ay may dalawang major survey firm na tampulan na nga ng hinala; ang SWS at ang Pulse Asia. Malinaw na ang kinabubuhay ng survey firm ay ang paid surveys, ito ay negosyo. Para makagawa ka ng isang kapanipaniwalang survey na sasakop sa buong bansa, na may 1, 200 respondents lang ay daan-dang libo na ang gastusin. At malaking bahagi ng survey ay base sa mga field surveyors o yung mga nagiikot at nagtatanong...at syempre yung mga natatanong!

Pwede bang manipulahin ang survey? Oo naman, yung itatanong mo at sinong tatanungin mo ay napakahalagang component nito. Halimbawa:

1. KLASE NG KATANUNGAN: Ang katanungan sa survey ay, "sino ang iboboto mo" sa darating na eleskyon? Nagbigay ng listahan ng iboboto pero nilimita lamang ang choices pabor sa partido ng nagpasurvey at siningit ang ilang oposisyon.

2. SAKOP NA LUGAR AT KLASE NG TINATANONG: Ang sinuyod na lugar ay mga kilalang balwarte ng nagpasurvey o kontrolado.

Ang tsansang lumabas na ang mapipili ay mga kandidato ng nagpasurvey. Kung matatandaan na mayroon na ring kumalat na balita at nalathala na rin na tinawag na "survey under the mango tree". Na kung saan ay may nakakuha ng video na may isang grupo na na may sinusulatang mga papel na ang heading ay sa isang kumpanya ng isang survey firm. Lumabas na itong mga papel ay survey form na kinukumpleto sa loob ng isang fastfood chain. Nalathala ito nguni't hindi ito sinagot ng kumpanyang nasangkot.

Watch full video at:

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/782544/under-the-mango-tree-sws-fudging-the-surveys

Kung ito ay tutuo, malinaw na hindin na nagsagawa ng tunay na survey ang mga field surveyors at sila na mismo ang nagpuno sa mga katanungan ng survey.

kaya nga hindi nakapagtatakang ang dalawang survey firm sa Pilipinas ay nataguriang trolls - ang SWS ay tinawag na "Social Weder Weder' lang at ang Pulse Asia naman ay tinaguriang "False Asia".

Sana naman magising na ang tao na ang kandidato ay isang produktong nilalako, at gamit ang makabagong pamamaraan (marketing), pwedeng pabanguhin at palabasing popular o mabango sa publiko!Huwang pagpalinlang, naduterte na tayo, huwag nag umulit. Huwag maging tanga sa pangalawang pagkakataon.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/983919/poe-tops-pulse-asia-survey-on-magic-12-senatorial-bets

 

Apr. 11, 2018

Fake news and Misleading Information (disinformation) and her Infamous Gaffe (blunders).


Uson has been widely criticized for constantly propagating fake news and misinformation.As such, she has been called by netizens "the Queen of Fake News".

Notable incidents include:

Uson's Facebook post on that called for prayers for Filipino soldiers, but which netizens pointed out accompanied a photo of praying Honduran forces. In her defense, Uson contended that she never claimed that the photo was that of members of the Philippine Army, and that the photo was just a "symbolism".


Uson's posting a news report praising the DSWD under the Duterte Administration's system for packing 50,000 relief goods commenting "That's how much the Duterte Administration values the ordinary Filipino", when in fact, the news report was published on Oct. 1, 2015 before Duterte became president.


Sharing the photo of a dead girl who was supposedly raped and murdered by Filipino drug addicts and asking why there was no outrage from the Commission on Human Rights. It turned out that the incident was from Brazil in 2014. Uson later took down her post.


Attacking the administration and students of St. Scholastica's College for committing "child abuse" in forcing the young students to attend anti-Ferdinand Marcos burial rallies.This turned out to be false as attendance by the students at the rallies were purely voluntary and done with the permission of their parents.


Sharing an article about a decorated policeman who was slain by drug dealers and challenging Vice President Leni Robredo, senators Bam Aquino, Antonio Trillanes, and Risa Hontiveros about when they would visit the wake. It turns out that the article was printed a year before, making it impossible for the Vice President and Senators to attend the wake or funeral.


In a commentary about the tax evasion case against the tobacco company Mighty Corp, she cited the 263rd article of the Philippine Constitution. A netizen pointed out that the Philippine Constitution only has 18 articles.


On October 23, 2017, after Marawi was declared "liberated" following the deaths of Maute and Hapilon, Uson posted an image of clean city streets, claiming that Duterte's government moved really fast and that "22 barangays were already cleaned". It turns out that the photo was from May 25, 2017 - just the 3rd day of the Marawi siege.


In November 2017 on the day after the ASEAN summit came to a close, Uson shared a post by RJ Nieto misquoting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as saying "...Theoretically, it is impossible to get (the garbage) back... even if it originally came from Canada" in reference to trash shipped to the Philippines from Canada. In fact, Trudeau's actual quote was "Even though it originally came from Canada, we had legal barriers and restrictions that prevented us from being able to take it back. Those regulations and those impediments have now been addressed, so it is now theoretically possible to get it back.", which is the complete opposite of what Uson and Nieto shared.


In January 2018, Uson lashed back at critics over the award for government service she received from the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, stating that the controversy was being used to cover up the issues over Dengvaxia in the Philippines, former Senator Franklin Drilon's receiving of funds from Janet Lim-Napoles and "most importantly", the continuing erruption of Mayon Volcano in Naga, Camarines Sur. However, Mayon Volcano is located in Albay Province in the Bicol Region. Netizens and celebrities reacted on Social Media on Uson's gaffe, flooding the internet with memes over Uson's ignorance. Uson later apologized for her "tiny mistake", but continued to accuse critics of silence over the issues of Dengvaxia and the death of UST law student Atio Castillo from a fraternity hazing. The latter claim was also false as Castillo's death had drawn public outrage, rallies, and resurrected calls for stricter anti-hazing laws in the Philippines.


Various Philippine senators have also criticized Uson for continuously spreading fake news.

In September 2017, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed administrative and criminal complaints against Uson for spreading fake news that he owned offshore bank accounts and for other alleged unlawful acts committed by the official. The lawmaker also filed graft charges against Uson for allegedly using her position to propagate false information.

In April of 2018, an administrative complaint was filed against Uson by Akbayan Youth before the Office of the Ombudsman over posting misleading content on her Facebook page, with the charges of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.Uson did not attempt to defend herself against the charges, and instead made a joke thanking the complainants for giving her the idea of putting up a "Fire Mocha Café", named after the hashtag #FireMocha used by the complainants.

When asked by entertainment columnist Ricky Lo if she slept soundly at night despite the "ruckus" created by her writings, Uson replied that she did:

"Yes. I sleep soundly at night knowing that I am fighting for the right side. There is a war going on between good and evil. My mission is to separate truth from lies, light from darkness and good from evil."

Note: Contents are solely and owned by the Author who wrote the article. This site reposted the contents/article as it is derived from Wikipedia.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocha_Uson#Fake_news_and_misleading_information

 

Mar. 27, 2018

God certainly has a way of teaching his children, like gold they are sent to the furnace of fire, melted, and pounded...

Hebrews 12:11 Silver and gold are refined by fire; so Christians are purified through righteous
suffering (Zechariah 13:9; 1 Peter 1:7).

We cry and howl when we are given a wicked leader; but we fail to recognize our own misdeeds and sins...

Does God allow thingsto happen so he may know if we are worthy to be saved?

Bible says of submitting to authority, obey, and hope for good deeds; obedience even to the wicked leaders; but when it is time, and the purpose is served, God uproots the wicked leaders, so he shall be punished.

Our God is a God of vengeance, also of mercy and justice! In his own perfect time; the wicked shall be punished. But know, that He also allow us to pray and even ask directly for intervention, as Abraham of Sodom and Gomorrah, who in his utter love and righteousness bargains with the Lord.

Genesis 18:32 God agreed to spare the city for the sake of ten righteous people. Apparently, fewer than ten righteous were found.

The Bible certainly teaches that God judges nations as well as individuals when they deliberately turn their backs on Him and ignore His moral laws.

Prophet Jeremiah, for example, repeatedly urged the people of his day to repent of their idolatry and immorality...and repeatedly they rejected his message. His words of warning could almost be directed at our own time: “They have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says the Lord” (Jeremiah 8:12).

When what we sow is sin, do we as a nation deserve abudant blessings from the Lord or is it just that we be punished for our sins?

Though, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psalm 145:8).God often gives blessings and punishments...Deuteronomy 28:1-68; Psalm 33:12. And so when people in our nation rebel against God, mock him and His design for the family, is it reasonable to suppose that God will continue to abundantly bless our nation as He has in the past? No, God will not be mocked. When people sow sin, they reap a harvest of destruction (Galatians 6:7).

Are the wicked leaders appointed by God?

God not only knew in advance that such wicked actions would occur, but they are actually part of God’s plan to accomplish something good! A wicked leaders boasts that God appointed him, thus he demands that his subject follow him, and should not rebel against him.

Not so fast, a wicked leader was given the authority to lead a nation and the subjects were asked to obey, but not necessarily to follow him blindly. As individuals were given wisdom to discern what is good and what is sin. Wisdom is given to those who ask and follows God's teachings and his laws.

When people in positions of authority do something stupid and unethical, all of us who are under their authority suffer. Adam is the first example of this, and we should expect other examples until the Lord returns.

Many Christians feel that unjust actions by wicked leaders somehow set back God’s plan. But that is not so. God’s plan cannot be stopped or even slowed by the feeble efforts of wicked men.His purpose will be established and He will accomplish all His good pleasure (Isaiah 46:10). That means that God not only knew in advance that such wicked actions would occur, but they are actually part of God’s plan to accomplish something good!

That doesn’t mean that God approves of such sin. Sin is still sin and God will punish those who do not repent. Rather, it means that God uses even the sin of leaders, and the suffering that results from such sin, to accomplish His good purposes.

One such purpose is the sanctification of His people. God uses suffering to effect practical
righteousness in His saints (Hebrews 12:11). Silver and gold are refined by fire; so Christians are purified through righteous suffering (Zechariah 13:9; 1 Peter 1:7).

Second, God uses the sinful actions of wicked leaders to demonstrate His power and His justice. Wicked men may plan to rebel against God, and think that they can stop God from accomplishing His purposes (Psalm 2:1-3). God just laughs at them (Psalm 2:4).

God allows leaders to rebel for a while. But if they do not repent, eventually God will wipe them out. God sometimes raises up wicked leaders for the very purpose of destroying them and exhibiting His own power and justice (Romans 9:17; Exodus 9:16, 10:1-2, 14:4).

Third, God uses the sin of wicked leaders to show His mercy and His salvation. The devastating
consequences of sin can bring people to a state of humility. It is only when sinners are brought low that they cry out to God. And God is gracious to forgive those who repent and call out to Him (Isaiah 55:7). As our nation begins to suffer the inevitable consequences of sin, perhaps many sinners will repent and turn to the Lord.

Yes, God can use the suffering of sin to bring about His gracious salvation.

How Are We to Pray for Wicked Ungodly Leaders?

Prayer changes things. Prayer is how we invoke God to move and bring His will on the earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

Can we say that what is happening within the governments, nations and lives of individuals upon this planet is the will of God?

God allows human beings to have autonomy or the freedom of will to choose their actions.
Unfortunately, most people follow their own misguided sinful selfish desires. People, not God, are to blame for all the miseries that are taking place upon the earth to day. All the murders,
adultery, fornication, abuses, greed, theft, along with every behavior that brings people into
bondage and destruction, can be laid at the feet of people. People are sinful, wicked, and corrupt apart from God.

We know that Jesus Christ came into the world to save humanity from our sins, by taking upon Himself the judgment that we deserved. As a result of His sacrifice every person on this planet can experience God’s abundant love, forgiveness and salvation, by surrendering their lives to Christ.

We pray for those in authority: 1 Timothy 2:2 (the Voice) Teach them to pray for kings (or anyone in high places for that matter) so that we can lead quiet, peaceful lives—reverent, godly, and holy.

How are we to pray for wicked leaders? While we are to pray for our enemies and those who are our oppressors we certainly do not approve their actions and for it to be perpetuated.

So while we can pray that God will show wicked rulers mercy and bring them to salvation, we also must pray that their deeds and oppressive decrees be brought to justice by God.

You must have heard many well meaning Christians praying for leaders who have been promoting very ungodly causes by asking God to bless them. Yet do we really want God’s blessing upon the actions of the wicked? We pray for His mercy upon them, but we certainly do not what they are doing to be blessed. We shall pray that God's justice be upon them.

What we really need to ask the Lord to do, is to be merciful to His people by raising up godly
leaders who will uphold His principles and Kingdom causes. We need leaders who are not enemies of the cause of Christ, but who promote the liberty of the gospel.

We also need to pray that God will thwart and confound the plans of the wicked, so they cannot bring their ungodly schemes to pass against the righteous. God has used ungodly leaders for His purposes throughout history as a result of the prayers of God’s people. King Cyrus, Darius, and Nebucadnezzar are just a few examples. Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, And the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.

Psalm 94: O Lord, the God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, let your glorious justice shine forth! 2 Arise, O Judge of the earth. Give the proud what they deserve. 3 How long, O Lord? How long will the wicked be allowed to gloat? 4 How long will they speak with arrogance? How long will these evil people boast? 5 They crush your people, Lord, hurting those you claim as your own. 6 They kill widows and foreigners and murder orphans.

We ask for intervention as God would allow it. We may want to remember Abraham who bargained with the Lord for Sodom and Gomorrah?

Abraham had compassion for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. While he understood God’s judgment of sin, Abraham asked God to spare the city even if there could be found as few as ten righteous people.


(Genesis 18:32). God agreed to spare the city for the sake of ten righteous people. Apparently,
fewer than ten righteous were found, since God did destroy the cities, sparing only Lot and his two daughters.

God also planned to rescue Lot’s wife, but she died when she disobeyed God and turned back to look at the city as it was being destroyed.

NOW, this should be the hardest part for many Christian, but we must carefully study its true meaning: Romans 13:1-7 Submission to Governing Authorities

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time
to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

BUT in the same breath, God allow us also to discern, and pray for our wicked leaders for them to repent, for them to be judged, and them suffer the consquences of their sins; according to God's mercy and justice:

Psalm 109:7-8

7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

"All of these I ask, through your Son Jesus Christ."

Disclaimer:
Various sources from different Christian origanisations, gathered to shed light as to why these
things should happen, and accordingly shall come to pass...the message being imparted is we as children of God must repent for our own sins, misdeeds; to allow the Holy spirit to guide us, to pray even for our wicked leaders that they change their wicked ways; to ask for mercy and heal our land; and ask our dear Lord for intervention that the wicked leaders be uprooted and be punished according to God's abundant mercy and justice.

Mar. 16, 2018

Literal o technically, inimbitahan ni Duterte ang ICC (International Criminal court) sa pagpasok o pagiimbestiga ng ICC (International Criminal Court) sa kasong sinampa ni Atty Jude Sabio, ang 'Crimes Against Humanity."

Ang ICC ang tinaguriang "the court of last resort" ay naobligang pumasok sa mga patayang nagaganap sa Pilipinas bunga ng madugong gyera o kampanya ng gobyernong Duterte. 

Sa ngayon ay sumasampa na sa mahigit 20,000 ang napapatay, ang numero ay kumbinasyon ng mga sinasabing 'nanlaban diumano' at mga hindi nareresolbang kaso ng pagpatay ng mga hindi kilalang salarin na lumalabas ang mga biktima ay pinaghihinalaang sangkot sa droga o gumagamit ng droga.

Naging 'bias' ba ang ICC sa pagiimbestiga o inaksyunan nito ang hinaing impormasyon o pleadings?

Ayon kay Duterte at Harry Roque, dapat lamang na binasura daw ito dahil mukhang napolitika lamang at tangkang pagpapabagsak lamang sa gobyernong Duterte ang motibo. 

At ito nga ang kanilang dahilan kung bakit nga nag pull-out o ang withdraw ang Pilipinas sa ICC treaty. Kung may bisa ito para mawalan ng saysay ang kaso kay Digong, is another story...

Ayon sa Rome Statue: 

1. The statute has 128 articles, divided into 13 parts. Some of these address administrative
issues, such as how the court is financed and how the Assembly of States Parties (the body of states that have signed up to the treaty) should be organized. The most important part of the statute from the point of view of complementarity is Part 2, on Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law.

Ano ba ang ibig sabihin nito, lalo na yung cmplementary clause na ginagamit ng palasyo na walang dahilan o magamit ang clause dahil malinaw daw na gumagana ang korte sa Pilipinas...

Dito papasok ang Admissibility clause - 

In reality, everything that falls under the concept of complementarity actually relates to questions of admissibility: whether or not a case is admissible before the ICC.

To make a case INADMISSIBLE (hindi katanggap-tanggap), a national authority must show that it is already dealing with a case that sufficiently mirrors the ICC’s case.

A case is inadmissable before the ICC when...
A. National authorities are already dealing with the same case
B. National authorities have investigated the same case and decided not to prosecute
C. The same case has already been prosecuted at the national level

In the case of the Philippines, in letter A, there is no ongoing case, while in Letter B, there was no serious investigation except the probe conducted by the senate in 2016; which was eventually dismissed not without controversy.

We should note the EXCEPTIONS to the admissibility rule "if they are either unwilling or unable to carry out FAIR proceedings."

O kung ang estado ay hindi 'willing' o hindi naipatupad ang isang 'PATAS na paglilitis' o pagiimbestiga!

LOOKING BACK: Orig Arcticle by Rappler, Timeline: 

In 2016, the senate investigation could have been the saving grace for Duterte to evade the ICC, but he and his cohorts at the senate (super majority) made it difficult or literally blocked the proceedings and dismissed the probe in haste,  not without controversy. 

By railroading the 2016 senate probe on the Davao Death Squad, Duterte literally squandered his chances to prove that the courts or justice still works in the country, thus he literally invited the ICC probe.

On September 9, 2016, in the middle of senate probe (Davao Death Squad), Sen Liela as chair of the committee on Justice and Human Rights was ousted. Duterte's hands was all over the place, thanks to his allies in the senate who literally put him in this dire situation. 

Ika nga, kitang-kita ang galaw sa senado ng mga kaalyado, una pa lamang ang pagpapatalsik kay Sen Leila De Lima bilang puno o chair ng komite ng Justice & Human Rights...sa di inaasahang pangyayari, dineklarang bakante ang posisyon ng mosyon ni Manny Pacquiao, at senegundahan ito ni Alan Cayetano, na nauwi sa botohan...resulta, nanalo ang numero 16 vs 4 na kontra at 2 abstention. Nilipat ng majority ang chair sa isang kaalyado na si Dick Gordon.

De Lima slammed the move, saying “it’s a numbers game, it’s a political move.”

Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director of international advocacy group Human Rights Watch said De Lima's ouster was a move to "derail accountability for the appalling death toll from President Rodrigo Duterte's abusive 'war on drugs.'"

"The Senate is showing greater interest in covering up allegations of state-sanctioned murder than in exposing them.

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/19/16/de-limas-ouster-as-senate-

Isang malaking puntos ito, dahil nawalan ng INDEPENDENCE ang senado at naging kwestyonable ang KREDIBILIDAD ng mag-iimbestiga sa pangulo...lalo na't ang mangunguna at karamihan ng myembro ng komite ay dominado ng mga kaalyado ng pangulo. 

Gaya ng inaasahan, naging 'investigation in aid of Duterte' o sabi nga ay 'moro-moro. naging kakatwa na ang mga testigo ang syang ginigisa at sa huli nga ang syang kinasuhan gayung ang kasong ginamit ay ang kaso ring mag iimplika o magdidiin kay Duterte. 

Balikan natin ang pinagmulan ng lahat...

FEBRUARY 14, 2009
Then Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Leila de Lima announces that the commission will conduct an investigation and public hearings on the notorious Davao Death Squad.

She says the full-blown probe was warranted as killings were “getting alarming”, adding that it is high time for the country’s main human rights institution to emphasize that killing “is wrong, legally and morally, even assuming that these are criminal elements.”

MAY 21, 2016
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announces that the probe into the death squad was halted since the sole witness had left the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP), making it “difficult to do anything.”

De Lima, meanwhile, says that the witness had asked to leave the program when she stepped down from office in October 2015. The decision was “definitely in reaction to Duterte’s victory.”

September 9, 2016
MANILA - The Senate on Monday night ousted Sen. Leila de Lima as chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Voting 16-4, with 2 abstentions, the Senate resolved to grant Senator Manny Pacquiao's motion to declare the chairmanship and membership of the Committee of Justice and Human Rights vacant.

De Lima slammed the move, saying “it’s a numbers game, it’s a political move.”

Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director of international advocacy group Human Rights Watch said De Lima's ouster was a move to "derail accountability for the appalling death toll from President Rodrigo Duterte's abusive 'war on drugs.'"

"The Senate is showing greater interest in covering up allegations of state-sanctioned murder than in exposing them.

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/19/16/de-limas-ouster-as-senate-committee-chair-gets-mixed-reactions

 

SEPTEMBER 15 and 22, 2016

Self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato surfaces before a Senate hearing and insists on the existence of the DDS. He adds that Duterte and his son, Davao Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, were behind some of the killings. (READ: ‘Killed for no reason’: Matobato’s claims on the Davao Death Squad)

Matobato narrates how his group carried out the killings of drug users, petty thieves, and other criminals. Targets eventually became people who had a rift with Duterte or his son Paolo.

OCTOBER 3, 2016
At least 16 Davao police who were allegedly part of the DDS, as testified to by Matobato, face the Senate committee on justice and human rights. (READ: Davao cop denies Matobato's DDS claims: ‘All lies’)

Senior Police Officer 3 Arthur Lascañas, whom Matobato claimed was Duterte’s “right-hand man”, denies the allegations, adding that if he was really close to the former mayor, his brothers who were involved in illegal drugs would not have died

OCTOBER 17, 2016
The Senate committee on justice and human rights terminates its probe after 6 hearings.

Committee chair Senator Richard Gordon says there is not enough proof that Duterte ordered the killings allegedly attributable to the death squad or that the drug war killings are state-sponsored. He also alleges that there was “really an effort to pin down mayor or President Duterte.”

Gaya ng inaasahan, abswelto o walang matibay daw na ebidnsya para i link ang nagaganap na patayan sa pangulo...ang sumund dito ay ang patong-patong na kaso nga sinampa sa mga testigo...

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) — Self-confessed hitman Arturo Lascañas is again facing arrest this time for the kidnapping of Turkish national Sali Makdum.

In the order dated June 20 issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 4 in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, presiding judge Dorothy Montejo Gonzaga prohibited bail and ordered Lascañas' arrest within ten days.

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/06/21/lascanas-ordered-arrested-kidnapping.html

DAVAO CITY – Davao Death Squad witness and confessed killer Edgar Matobato faces arrest anew, this time, for frustrated murder in connection with the October 23, 2014 ambush of an agrarian reform adjudicator here.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/878456/arrest-warrants-out-for-matobato-mastermind-for-slay-try-on-dar-exec

Sa  ngayon, mukhang panic mode si Digong at dagling nag-utos ng pag withdraw sa treaty sa ICC...ligtas na ba sya at wala ng bisa ang kaso sa pagatras sa treaty? Hindi ayon sa article ng rome Statute on withdrawals.

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/03/14/philippines-icc-international-criminal-court-president-rodrigo-duterte-harry-roque.html

2. A State shall not be discharged, by reason of its withdrawal, from the obligations arising from this Statute while it was a Party to the Statute, including any financial obligations which may have accrued. Its withdrawal shall not affect any cooperation with the Court in connection with criminal investigations and proceedings in relation to which the withdrawing State had a duty to cooperate and which were commenced prior to the date on which the withdrawal became effective, nor shall it prejudice in any way the continued consideration of any matter which was already under consideration by the Court prior to the date on which the withdrawal became effective."

https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/198149-rome-statute-international-criminal-court-withdrawal-process

 

Mar. 12, 2018

BAKIT nga ba ayaw pang ihain ang impeachment case sa senado? Gayung ayon na rin kay Cong. Umali na napakalakas ng ebidensya nila...

Malinaw na mas nais ng mga taong nasa likod ng pag-aalis kay CJ Sereno ay magbitiw na lamang ito sa puwesto...case closed at tuloy sa iba pang plano.

Mapapalitan ang chairman ng PET o Presidential Electoral Tribunal na humahawak ng protesta ni Bongbong laban kay VP Leni Robredo..case closed at tuloy sa isa pang maitim na plano.

Charter change at Federalismo...niraratsada na ng so-called consultative committee ang pagreview ng mga probisyon na babaguhin sa Konstitusyon. Sa komite, isang malaking hamon at marahil sa kanilang isipan ay para sa bayan ang kanilang ginagawa...pero malinaw din na "CONSULTATIVE" lang ang papel nila at sinabi na rin ng liderato na posibleng hindi nila sundin ang resulta nito. Simple, pipili lang sila ng paborable at ibabasura ang hindi paborable.

At bago pa sila magising, nangyari na ang katatakutan ng nakararami...ang pagkakahiwa-hiwalay ng bansa at ang pagtatalaga ng extension or posibleng no term limits sa mga nakaupo..ang excuse ay "during the transition."

Anyways, going back sa impeachment ni CJ Sereno: Ayaw isampa sa senado at tamang proseso dahil ba posibleng maging mahaba ang impeachment at makaapekto sa timetable o (maitim) na plano?

Alam ng mga nagsusulong ng resignation ni Sereno na matatali ang mga senador sa impeachment at maisasantabi ang Charter Change at ang kanilang pet project, ang Federalism.

Hmm...kaso mo ay ayaw nga magbitiw ni CJ Sereno...shift to plan B.

At mukhang kasama ang barangay election dito...may takot ang mga nakaupo at alam nila ang kahalagahan ng mga lider na uupo sa Barangay, ito ang mga tatayong tagapagpalaganap ng kanilang adhikain sulong sa Federalism...karamihan sa mga nakaupo ngayon ay naihanda na o brainwashed, coerced o tinakot na, o napangakuan na upang sa kanilang suporta sa pet project ng rehimen, ang Federalism.

Bakit ka naman hindi matatakot eh gusto mo bang masama sa Narco list ni Digong? Bigla na namang pinakalat ang narco list at sinsabing maraming apektadong Barangay...dalawang buwan bago eleksyon?

Kaya lang may pangamba ang mga nakaup na dahil karamihan sa mga Barangay ay mulat na sa brutal na pamamahala ng rehimeng Duterte at posibleng ang kalabasan ng eleksyon ay ang hindi inaasahan ng rehimen.

Dagdag pa na maaring dito ilabas ng mamayan ang kanilang galit at hinaing sa pamahalaan. Ibig sabihin, ang sinumang nakitang sumusuporta sa kasalukuyang pamahalaan ay maaring ibasura ng botante.

Solusyon? Dahil sa posibleng delay sa senado, isinulong sa kamara ang postponement ng Barangay election kahit na dalawang buwan na lamang ito. Ratsadahan na...at aprubado na nga ito sa Oktubre...at seguradong mamadaliin itong ipasa sa senado.

https://www.rappler.com/nation/197976-house-committee-vote-postpone-barangay-elections-may-2018