Journalist and NGO Worker Seeks Revocation of SPA fromFilipino Actor RaymondBagatsing By: Duchess SmidtManila Philippines
- Ngo worker/Journalist Ma. Urduja O.Li, wants a revocation of theSpecial Power of Attorney that says Actor RaymondBagatsing allowed her to handle his taxissues during the "Tax Rush" in Manila last month until the deadline on the 15th of January thisyear.The SPA was Dated January 13, 2011.In a transatlantic call the story narrated to me was(as transcribed in my own words)"I have cut off all association with Mr. Bagatsing after thatneurotic incident with his femalecompanion (a tourist Mexican by blood). "I cannot work in an environment like that and worstMr. Bagatsing thinks it¶s about money and that it is selfish, What money is He talkingabout? Iam doing multiple jobs for Him and I am under paid as it is and I never complained I washappy with my work; Mr. Bagatsing also saidI was "harrasing" his friends- I only know threefriends of His who I am very remote from!" except his Manager, who is a decent bloke" shesaid.Ms. Li was advised by friends from the National Press club of the Philippines and socialnetworks to "fight" back since alleged bullying has taken place (by the Female Mexican tourist)in the work place in this case a Home Office where Ms. Li also was billeted.In a faxed letter to an official of the BIR in Manila she reiterated that " I have ceased anyassociation with Ramon San Diego Bagatsing- Tradename: Raymond Bagatsing as an assignedentity to handle any official affairs regarding any paralegal or Government transactions, I amseeking the revocation of the SPA notarized by one Atty. Ramon B. Ruiz -because all BIR transactions of Mr. Bagatsing were signed by me. The problem originated from Mr. Bagatsing's Mexican female companion- a self proclaimedcomposer apparently from LA, who bullied the ladyjournalist (3 days after her arrival at thehome office in September 2010 until the latter took off last January 25) and bad mouthed someof our movie stars with her comments apart from ³character assassinating´ Mr. Bagatsing behind His back when the Actor is out on a shoot.³The perplexing thing here is Her motive, she is disturbed I think,´ the Author dismissed.Li and Bagatsing have known each other for 7 or 8 years until issues surfaced from his MexicanFemale companion erupted -that ended the Friendship.