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NEWSPAPER Phil Star p. A-23

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ISSUES
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AFP Q.£LATED ISSUES
4 AFP to fight 'Morong 43' raps - The military yesterday said it would fight the criminal charges brought against some of its officers by eight-left-leaning health workers and prove the complaints wrong. Rebel group vice chair dies of stroke - ALEEM Abdul Azis Mimbantas, the vice chairman of the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front, died of a stroke on Thursday and was declared dead on arrival at a hospital in Lanao del Sur, one of the group's officials said Friday. TarJac Missions of Tarlacquefios have benefited from various Thousand humanitarian missions initiated by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) here on Tuesday. Phi needs 48 fighter jets, 6 mini submarines- report - The Philippines needs up to four squadrons (48) of upgraded Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, more well-armed frigates and corvette-size, fast to surface combatant vessels and minesweepers and four to six mini submarines, possibly obtained from Russia, to build a credible defense force in the face of China's increasing belligerence in the South China Sea, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) said. Advocacy On IPs' rights set - A project for "recognition of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for the Empowerment and Sustainable Oevelopment (IPOEV)" will be launched here on May 8 in furtherance of efforts in bringing about lasting peace and growth in the south, organizers said yesterday. Navy ready for mobile recruitment In its aim to provide a quicker and more economical application process for applicants, the Philippine Navy (PN) will conduct a Visayan mobile recruitment here.
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SPORTS NE'WS
Loyola Meralco tests Sstallion; Army battles Air Force BACK at full-strength, Loyola Meralco looks to reclaim the lead in the United Football League as the Sparks clash with a shorthanded Stallion squad at the University of Makati. Brunei blanks Zambo squad, gains finals slot - BRUNEI team Kensei overpowered Zamboanga, 10-0, yesterday to claim the first finals berth in the men's open division of the Cebuana Lhuillier Summer Grandslam National Softball Open at POI p. A-16

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10 11 12 Morong 43: An overused issue It's pouring on Gloria Cartoon Editorial: Morong 43

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ONUNENE,WS
13 1 Patay sa away ng 2 Cafgu member dahil sa text message - Patay ang isang lalaki matapos barilin ng kasamahang Cafgu member dahil lamang sa isang text message sa Brgy. Consuelo, Jaro Leyte. bomboradyo.com

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Cebu, 26-32; Metro Davao, 25-32; and Cagayan de Oro, 23-32.

Tagayta).' elty, 22-30; Subic and Oaikzonc, 25-33;Metro

with isolated rainshowers 0'1' thunderstonns, mostly in the afternoon or evening. Coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. Temperature forecasts; Metro Manila, 25-32 degree Celsius; Bagnio City,. 15-25;

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CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City - The Philippine Army under its Philippine Military Academy Cedetshlp and the provincial government of Davao Oriental through its Provincial Employment Services Office on Friday started the orientation of qualified deserving students who applied for a summer job. In line with the provincial program for the youth development, the qualified students will be given a chance to be the future scholars if they will honestly and sincerely devote to their tasks. While the Army's 70ist Infantry Brigade, under Colonel Rey Leonardo Guerrero, also announced the Philippine Military Academy Cadetship opportunities to students for a four-year scholarship program. (Mike Crisrnundo)

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AFP to fight 'Morong 43' raps
Camp Aguinaldo; Col. Amulfo Burgos Jr., the military's THEMILIThRY yesterday said it spokesperson, said the. military would fight the criminal had evidence to show that the charges brought against some so-called Morong 43 were not of its officers by eight Ieft-lean- . tortured while in detention. ing health workers and prove The Morong 43 were health the complainants wrong. workers arrested in a military .Speaking 'to reporters at . raid on a resort in Morang,

By Dona Z. Pazzibugan

against them withdrawn. They were freed before Christmas that year. Six of the Morang 43 have sued Arroyo for damages. On Thursday, eight more accused her and 18 others, including military arid police officers, of torture in a complaint filed in Rizal province, on Feb. 6, 2010. the Department of Justice. It '.The military said they were was the first human rights case communist New People's Army involving .criminal charges (NPA) cadres training in mak- brought against a former Philiping bombs .. President 'Aquino, pine president. Burgos said the military offiwho took over from Gloria cers involved in the arrest of the Macapagal-Arroyo in June Morang 43 had received com2010, ordered the charges mendations and promotions. AFP/AIS He said President Aquino recently promoted Maj. Gen. Jorge Segovia, the commander of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division based in Tanay;Rizal, at the time of the arrests, to commandinggeneral of the military in Eastern Mindanao. . "We will do everything come up with the best defense for our soldiers who were just performing their duties and responsibilities, and who· have attested that there was no torture committed," Burgos said. "It is never a policy of the [Armed Forces of the Philippines] to commit human rights violations, more so torture. We .have long condemned this practice in our ranks," he added. Burgos said it' was wrong to continue to refer to the group as Morang 43 because five of them have admitted to being NPA rebels. The five remain in military custody. They' are treated as rebel returnees. "It's not Morong 43, but Mo. rang 38. The other five have a OFFICE OF THE ARMY CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Email add: OJ big role in supporting the claims of our soldiers and in refuting the charges against them," Burgos said. Thirty-five of the health

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workers were released in December 2010 on orders from President Aquino following a finding by the Department of Justice that the warrant for .their arrest was defective. Three remain in detention, as they are facing other criminal charges in court . The eight health workers who sued Arroyo claimed they were tortured and made to suffer other abuses in the Army's Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal. Sued with Arroyo were two former military chiefs, Generals Victor Ibrado and Delfin Bangit; Segovia; Brig. Gen. Aurelio Baladad; Army Colonels Jo'ey Reyes and Cristobal Zaragosa; Police Superintendents Marion Balonglong and Allan Nobleza; , Maj. Manuel Tabon; Lt. Jovilee Cabading; a' certain Vicente Lopez; female jail guards iden.tified only as Calaoagan, Cea and Idloy; a certain Bulaklak; a John Doe, a Jane Doe and a Mickey Doe. Burgos said the military personnel involved were adamant that the health workers were never tortured. He said' the military was obliged to provide legal assistance to its accused personnel. "It was a legitimate operation. Together with the Philip- . pine National Police, they were only executing an arrest war- . rant issued by a civilian court," Burgos said. But Ibrado and Bangit have to get their own lawyers, as they . are already retired. Ibrado and Bangit were sued for command responsibility, Burgos said. There was no word yesterday from the Arroyo camp ~~~~o~~es;~~~s~~sJ~Ju~l~~ Bautista-Horn, said the former· President would answer the charges against her at the proper time.

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Rebel group vice chair dies of stroke
By Florante S. Solmerin
"ALEEM Abdul Azis Mimbantas, the vice chairman of the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front, died of a stroke on Thursday and was declared dead on arrival at a hospital in Lanao del Sur, one of the group's officials said Friday .. "Yes, he succumbed to a 'stroke las t night at around 10:25," Ghadzali Jaafar, the MILF's vice chairman for political affairs, told the Manila Standard in a phone interview. He said the MILFs Central Committee was already preparing an official announcement cif Mimbantas' death. • Mimbantas was a native of Masiu in Lanao del Sur. He studied at the Al-Azhar Univer-· sity in Egypt. Before his death, there was talk in the MILF leadership circle that be was being eyed as the group's next . chief. The group is now being led by Murad Ibrahim. Mimbantas was a former vice chairman for military affairs. He had been very close to the late MILF chief Salamat Hasim, who died in 2003. 'raafar said they mourned Mimbantas death, but it would not affect his group's peace talks with the government. "He is an inspiration of the Bangsamoro people, [but] his death will not affect the peace talks," he said. Next page

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CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac - Thousands of Tarlaquefios have benefited from various humanitarian missions initiated by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) here on Tuesday. Lt. Gen 'Anthony J. Alcantara, NOLCOM commander, said the programs of medical and dental activities started as early as 7 a.m. and serviced a total of 243 local residents. The patients availed of dentaj services, 100 for eye check up, and 300 for blood pressure check on the occasion of Labor Day. On the other hand, almost 92 pets _ mostly dogs were vaccinated with anti-rabies. (Franco G. Regala)

Military spokesman Col.' Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr. said Mimbantas' death would not leave a vacuum in the MILF leadership because it was an organization with second liners. . "In terms of military structure, for example, any organi. zation has a lineage of leadership," he said. "We are confident that the ongoing peace [talks with the group] will move on."

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PhI needs:'S fighter jets, 6 mini .submarines - report
WASHINGTON - The Philippines needs up to four squadrons (48) of .upgraded Lockheed M~rtinF-16 fighter jets. more well-armed fngates and corvettesize fast to surface combatant vessels andrninesweepers and four to six mini submarines, possibly obtained fro~ Russia to build a credible defense force m the face of China's increasing belligerence in the South China Sea, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) said. This level of capability would far exceed current Philippine planning and finances and it would be in Washington's interest to make it easier for Manila to acquire excess US fighters, frigates and other weapons system and encourage other countries such as Japan and South Korea,
By JOSE KATIGBAK STAR Washington Bureau

small number of F-16s supported by six. to 12 Surface Attack Aircraft (SAA) / Lead- InFighter Training (LIFT) aircraft such as the subsonic Italian Aermacchi T-346 or the supersonic Korean Aerospace Industries CKAI) T I A-50, both of which could be modified to perform secondary combat missions. A considerable investment in training, logistical support and basing will have to precede the aircrafts' service entry, estimated to be in 2016, the article said. . In 2D11, the Philippine Navy (PN) restored a program to acquire two multi-role vessels in the form of 5,OOO-to-10,OOOton Landing Platform Deck (LPD) ships capable of supporting Marine amphibious operations supplying outposts in the Spratly Islands or conducting disaster relief operations. The PN is also looking for a land-based anti-ship cruise missile like a version of the US Boeing AMG-84 Harpoon which has a range of 120kms and could also be used by frigates and F-16s, said Fisher, a senior fellow with the International Assessment to help modernize the Armed Forces of' and Strategy Center, in his article. ' the Philippines (AFP), it said in an article "Finally, the PN would like to acquire a submarine by 2020, "Defending the Philippines: Military which would become its most ambitious and expensive program modernization and the challenges ahead." to date," the article said. The CNAS article on Thursday written Given the economic and political stakes in ensuring that all by Richard Fisher said the AFP's modern- East Asian countries maintain unimpeded access to the sea lanes ization program was estimated to cost near the Philippines, both those nations and the United States about $1 billion over the course of Presi- now share a real interest in the success of theAFPmodernization. dent Aquino's six-year term - an amount The timing is also fortuitous, the article said, because "the that pales in comparison to China's 2012 . United States now has a pragmatic partner in President official military budget of more than $100 Aquino who has proved his intention to invest in national billion. A high-level Philippine delegation led defense and is willing to rise above nationalist resentments . from the bases era." . by Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario' "The Philippines booted the Americans from Clark Air Base and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin was in Washington this week for discus- and Subic Bay in 1992, sions on each other's needs to ensure freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. A Hamilton-class frigate, now the flagship of the. Philippine Navy, was turned over by the US last year and a second one is forthcoming. A third frigate is being sought. ' The article lauded Aquino's determination to build up his country's military forces and said he has spent more than $395 million onAFP modernization since· coming into office, compared with $51 million annually in the previous 15 years .. It said he is seeking to p~rchase a

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Advocacy On IPs' Rights Set
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COTABATOCITY -A project for "recognition of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples in the Autonomous . Region in Muslim Mindanao for the Empowerment and Sustainable Development aPDEv) " willbe launched here on May 8 in furtherance of efforts in bringing about lasting peace and growth in the south, organizers said yesterday. .. . The project is sponsored by the Institute for Autonomy and Governance crAG)based here, in partnership with Development Consultants, Inc. and Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), with support from the European Union (EU), according to IPDEV project manager Aveen Acuna-Gulo. Acuna-Gulo said the day-long event will be attended by stakeholders for the advancement of the rights. of indigenous peoples aps) in Muslim Mindanao, including media practitioners, who she said will also form

a project sounding board (PS13)as a monitoring body for the venture. "We hope you could nominate . among your media group a representative that will sit in the PSB, which willthen meet after lunch and quarterly thereafter," she said in an invitation letter sent to the Manila Bulletin. The project launching and organization meeting will be herd at the IAG conference hall of the UMEX office building at the Notre Dame University campus here on May 8, she said. The scheduled announcement came in the wake of reports that majority of the indigenous peoples in Central Mindanao were ·complaining of being left out in the ongoing government peace negotiations with the Mora Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It was reported that in a meeting last Sunday in Barangay Kibu-· hay; NorthUpi, Maguindanao, tribal leaders led by their overall Timuay . (chieftain) Sonny Bello, expressed their fears that in ail event a peace

pact IS finally signed, this only would result to the displacement of IPs in the region. "We only knew of the signing of the to-point agenda in Kuala Lumpur between the government and MILF peace panels last Saturday," Bello, speaking on behalf of the 10 tribal groups, told visiting civil society and non-government groups' representatives. . Bello claimed that most of them became restless because offear that they could eventually lose the lands passed on to them by their ancestors once the peace agreement between the government and the MILF is forged. He said they would be drafting their own position, and forward it to the two peace panels for consideration in the next round of talks in Kuala Lumpur. .According to Bello, their representatives to the peace panels allegedly "failed" to voice out the IPs concerns in past consultations and negotiations.

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He explained that the IPs own self-determination has been totally' left out with the failure of their respective representatives in the MILF as well as government peace panels to ' represent them. When asked about issues and solutions in past consultation, .Bello said, "It's already cooked! Hindi kami " na-consult d'yan. Kaya ngayon, hindi kami makatulog," Bel,iosaid. . ,, Supposedly, the IPs, like the Moro people, have their respective cultural tradition and religious beliefs, on top' of their ancestral rand claim to more ,than 200,000hectares all over Central Mindanao, he said. Aside from Teduray and Lambagian, Bello as the IPs chieftain, is also speaking on behalf of the 'Dulagan- Manabo.. MuPlan~Manobo tribesmen based inside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARRM), which is now being eyed by the government MILF peace panels to be abolishedand replaced with a Bangsamoro sub-state.

Navy Ready For Mobile, Recruitment
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LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu - In its aim to provide a quicker and more economical application process for applicants, the Philippine Navy (PM will conduct a Visayan mobile recruitment here . , . PN Visayan mobile recruitment will take place at the Naval Forces Central at the UniversityofCebu, Main Campus in this city, which will run from May 9 to May 12for qualified applicants while the processing ofrequirements started JastMay1. The recruitment targets to fill in PNs manpower needs of 200 officers and 1,500 enlisted personnelfor the year 2012. Meanwhile, basic qualification requirements for both officership and enlistment are the following:Must be a natural-born Filipino; of good moral character; single and with no child to support; height of at least 5 feet; must not have any pending civil/criminal case; physically and mentally fit for training; and must pass the Armed Forces ofthe Philippines Aptitude Battery Test IQ, and special written examinations. The Navy is in need ofapplicants for officership who are 21 to 28 years old, and graduates of a 4~or ~-year baccalaureate degree. , . For enlistment, applicants should , have finished at'least 72units .ofcollege course or have graduated from a twoyear vocational and associate courses.

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BACK at full-strength, Loyola Meralco looks to reclaim the lead in the United Football League as the Sparks clash with a shorthanded Stallion squad at the University of Makati. Kickoff is at 4 p.m, with the Sparks search of its first win in three matches in the second round . . Chieffy Caligdong remains doubtful for Air Force because of a hamstring problem, but Ian Araneta and Yanti Barsales are still aroundto lead the attack. Midfielder Mark Hartmann and goalkeeper Ref Cuaresn:a return ,to the

needing a victory to move ahead of Global as the league heads into the homestretch. Global, two points .ahead of Loyola with 30 points, is scheduled to play Sunday night against Nomads Auction Manila.

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Air Force Phoenix and Army Fritz and MacziaI-two teams with proud . histories yet .nursing only slim title hopes this season--clash at 2 p.m, The Airmen hope to end a two-game slump, while Army is still in.

Sparks lineup after missing the 4-0 victory over Army last Sunday due to suspension for accumulated yellow cards. Stallion has struggled since going on a three-game win streak to start the season, picking :UP just 13 of a maximum 24 points in its last eight matches and has fallen to fourth spot.

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BRUNEI team Kensei overpowered Zamboanga, 10-0, yesterday to claim the firstfinals berth in the men's open division of the Cebuana Lhuillier Summer Grandslam Na-' tional Softball Open at Clark Field in Pampanga. It took only four innings for the Kensei team to finish off Zamboanga as it wound up with a 7 -1 card at the end of the elimination round to forge a showdown with the winner between Air Force and Army. University of the East and Adamson Alumni team will dispute the women's open crown. But reaching the finals is already seen as a huge achievement for UE, which is seeing action in the tournament for the first time. "We didn't expect to be in the finals, but we want to make the most out of this opportunity," said UE coach and BIu Girl Joy Lasquite, whose squad beat Adamson in the elimination round. . Marikina, which won all six games in the elimination round, takes on Laguna for the crown in the men's club competition. Rizal is already assuredof the first finals the w?n1en:s club division, where among Its possible fmals foes are Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Sto. Tomas and NCR in the tournament organized by the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines.' Cedelf R Tupas

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BEFORE proceeding, a belated and warmfatherly greeting to my daughter, Karla Mae, on her birthday yesterday. May . God always protect such a warmandlovingperson like you as you continue to grow into a fine lady! On the other hand, here's speedy recovery to Benedict, eldest son of Remate publisher and good friend, Benny Antiporda, whowas into a vehicular accidentearlyyesterday morning, Untilverylateintothenightlast Thursday, Benny, yours truly, and the rest of our ticket under the Press Freedom Party, were all busy campaigning with Manila-based and provincial-based media colleagues for tomorrow's National Press Club (NPC) elections. All along, I thought the news about the accident wasjust a prank, you know, one ofthose cheap attempts at intrigues by our opponents. I expected that the next text message I would get is that Beimy _ who is expected to win in landslide fashion -- would be withdrawing from the race for the NPC presidency. However, when Igot to the NPC yesterday, our campaign managerandchicfstrategist, BobbyRico Hermoso, filledme in with some of the details. Get well soon Benedict. I am sure you are under God's protective embrace. 'And again, whatever is the outcome of Sunday's NPC pOlli, I am thanking this early all those who supported me in my first serious try at NPC politics. The Same goes to all of our supporters at the PFP.

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ChiefInsp . .J a)lAgeaoili, are engaged in unlawful activities such- as hulidap and KFR (kidnap-for-ransom) operations underthe mantle oftheir legal mandate as officers ofthe law. And knowin~~<:ali.bre of Chief Supt. Calima as a straightforward offi{er of the law and the integrity of his character as afbllcweroflslem, I amsurethathe gothisfacts rights and his deX:ciSi correct insofar as this incident is _ concerned., -. .Tn other wor s, the decision of Lanao del Norte Rep. Vicente Belmonte, chair ofthe House committee ondangerous drugs, to conduct a probe on the incident as soon as . Congress resumes its session next week, is a welcome development, . Naniniwala tayo sa paglilitis, ehek, pagdinig na ito, ay maliliniahindilangangpangalanatkredibilidadngIGatni Charles, bagkus maging si Chief PNP Nick ria tila siyang talagangtargetngatingmgamagugulang; err ,magigitingna . mambabatas, bakit kaya? Baka may hihinging pabor sa kanya, hehehe! And as ifmending fences with the CIDG and placating meddling politicians are not enough, Charles, so the reports said, has also been tasked into locating and arresting the soonest, the so-called 'Big 4' wanted personalities --retired Gen. Jovita Palparan, ex-Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother, CoronMayor Mario Reyes Jr. and, DinagatIs!and Rep. Ruben.Ecleo Jr. . Palparan is wanted for his alleged role in the abduction of'Universityofthe Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan . and Karen Empeno in Ragonoy, Bulacan in June 2006. Both UP students remain missing to this day. Onthe other hand, the Reyeses are also wanted for the January 2011 killing-of Puerto Princesa City broadcast journalist, Dr. Gerry Ortega. .
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Ec1eo,the supreme lead- dapat gawin para matumer ofthe Philippine Benevo- -bok ang lokasyon ng apat na lent Missionaries Aasocia- personalidad na ito, haha. tion, has been convicted for hal the murder ofhis wife Alona, Mean while, I am -sure in 2002. that another good friend of This mission is a tall mine, Eastmincom com'Order indeed, something manding general, Lt. Genthat would truly test the eral Jorge Segovia, is more mettle of Charles, . irritated thanbothere.dover As a friendly advice, his being included in the Charles may want to seek latest propaganda case, althe wisdom ofhis fellow po- beit a criminalcase, filed by licaman, former chiefPNP the so-called 'Morong 43' and senator, Panfilo Lac- against former President son, GloriaMacapagalArroyofor . Aber, mga kabayan. human rights violations beKung sa pagtatago kasi, fore the DOJ, aba'y "eksperto" na si Sen, What can I say except Ping kaya posible niyang that this fresh charge is also mabigyanng"tip"siCharles a fresh dig at propaganda kung ano ang kanyang mga aimed at further demoniz______ ._ ---... - __ • " , ....

ingGMAandalongwithher, theAFP, I am making this conc1usion because I am quite familiar about the Morong 43 brouhaha,havingcoveredit . from the perspective ofboth sides, referring to that ofthe government and the side of theCPP-NPA. Masyadonang"gasgas" ang isyung ito, DOJ Sec, . Leila de Lima na minsanna kayong"napaikot~niP-Noy. Kaya nga, kung gusto mong iwasto ang mali ninyongdesisyonniP-Noynoong 2010 na palayain ang Morong 43, ang dapat mong gawinayibasuraangreklamong ito. 'Yun ang dapat, period! (For reaction, text at . 09274711475 or email at it-pau!_£Utzy@yahoo.com). 1
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AFTER days of over 34C heat, it rained yesterday just as soon as I sat before- the old Olivetti 82 and felt resident kibitzer Jose sniffing behind me; as it were, on the scent of something that rook long in coming. "By now," he said, "Gloria Macapagal Arroyo must· know what is meant when one tells her it pours when it rains." . Jose was on to the 2007 poll-fraud case versus the former president for . which GMA has been sued at the Pasay City Regional Trial Court, the consolidated cases on the ZTE scandal, and the just recently filed human rights violation complaint by the 'Morong 43', citing her principally li-' able under the principle of command responsibility. '. . "Not to speak," added upon catchinghis breath, of what could be a celebrated case of the law, karma-like, coming around to render GMA's just, desserts. Like Morong 43 counsel Edre Olalia was quoted as saying at the press briefing in the Justice department. "This (case) will put to test the application of the dictum of command responsibility, It will also be an acid test for the anti-torture law, which ironically was signed by Arroyo into law in 2009.'" Through spokesperson Elena Bautista Horn, the currently under hos-

'''This office finds that there is rea- .. sortable ground to proceed further with the conduct of an inquiry vis-avis the charges that you ... accumulated wealth pu..rportedly grossly disproportionate to your salary and oth.." , er lawful income." Moreover, the Ombudsman had '.. ~~ .received information that "there 'are several other bank: accounts in PSBank and several other banks in your (Corona's) name, including those denominated in US dollars, the aggregate value of which amounts to pital arrest Pampanga Rep. Gloria at least US$lO,OOO,OOO." Macapagal Arroyo was quick to re. Through lawyer Esguerra, gret being charged with something the CJ shot back: $10 million doesn't she "feels this may present a good exist, black. propaganda, phoney opportunity to uncover the truth .property; survey, letters to Inquirer about the incident." '. . . editor, etc etc., Ombudsman has no The Morong 43 health workers' jurisdiction over the Chief Justice. . were arrested on suspicion. of como. At any rate, Philippine STAR colmunist links and illegal possession of .umnist [arius Bondoc's Gotcha got guns and explosives on Feb. 6, 2010 wind of NET news blogs on "allegain a military-police paid on farmtions of the C]" s dollar transactions, house in Morong, Rizal while hold"totaling $2,858,977.22 in one bank ing a workshop in community health alone .... in the Philippine Savings service. They accused their captors Bank-Katipunan branch near Coroof torture and denial of counsel unna's Quezon City residence." . derquestioning. "Could these be part of the OmRaining on CJt too budsman's investigation finding?" . The the past order dated April 20 wondered cabalen [arius, instantly served on April 23 on: Supreme Court prompting kibitzer to remark as far Chief Justice Renato Corona by Omas he knows a good question like that budsman Conchita. Carpio. Morales , need not be answered.

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