White Paper No.

1 Comparisons & Judgment

Judge for Yourself: Who Serves Best?

Statement of Purpose
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Seven Decisive Issues in Mayoralty Race

Issue #1: Experience
9 years city councilor 9 years vice mayor 3 years mayor

“Dare to be true and nothing shall need a lie” – Old English proverb

Issue #2: Competence Rama a lawyer 10 years personnel manager Coaco

Issue #3: Charisma
Approachable Friendly

ISSUE # 4: INTEGRITY
RAMA NOT KNOWN FOR KICKBACKS

Where Does Tommy’s Money Come From?
• SALN: P5.92 million Would you believe that? • PDAF : P115 million a year as congressman; P10-M goes to Bohol, another P15-M to Negros, where he and investors have mining concessions
Source(s): Economic Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau (EIIB), Department of Finance reports, 2010-2011; Congress of the Philippines; Consolidated PDAF Allocation System, Department of Budget and Management

This Man’s Cash Comes From Kickbacks!

Sugbo, Nasud Lubong sa utang P29.994 Bilyones

Ania, Tan-awa ang Modus ni Mayor Pala-utang

Utang #1: MCDP Phase 1
P864.23 MILYONES Official development Assistance (ODA) Japan Bank for International Cooperation Annual interest: P25.926 million Pagabayran gikan 1989 hangtod sa 2019
Source: National Economic and Development Authority (2012) Report

Scope of Projects: Arterial roads, traffic management improvement, Cebu South Bus Terminal, consulting services.
Corruption style: Gobyerno pa-utangon Contractor pa-trabaho-on: Gorones Contractor tiklo-on 20% Commission surikboton P175-M in kickbacks suyopon
Sources: Commission on Audit Summary Reports, 1989-1994 Bureau of Local Government Finance (2012)

Utang #2: MCDP Phase 2
P17.13 BILYONES Official development Assistance (ODA) Japan Bank for International Development Annual interest: P514.05 million Bayran nato gikan 1995 taman 2025
Source: National Economic and Development Authority (2012) Report

Scope: Arterial roads, city traffic management improvement
Corruption style: Gobyerno pa-utangon Contractor pa-trabaho-on: Gorones Contractor tiklo-on 20% S.O.P. Commission kobrahon P3.46-B in kickbacks: DPWH surikboton
Sources: Commission on Audit Summary Reports, 1989-1994 Bureau of Local Government Finance (2012)

Utang #3: SRP Phase 1
P5.116 BILYONES Official development Assistance (ODA) Japan Bank for International Development Annual interest: P568.44 million Bayran nato gikan 2006 taman 2036
Source: National Economic and Development Authority (2012)

Scope: Coastal reclamation, 54% engineering, 6% marketing/promotions
Corruption style: Gobyerno pa-utangon Contractor pa-trabaho-on: Real estate developers tiklo-on: SM, Filinvest 20% S.O.P. Commission P1.05-M in kickbacks suyopon P316-M promo budget nasurikbot intawon
Source: Commission on Audit Summary Reports, 2006-2012

Utang #4: SRP Phase 2
P6.884 BILYONES Official development Assistance (ODA) Japan Bank for International Development Annual interest: P764.88 million Bayran nato gikan 2006 taman 2036
Source: National Economic and Development Authority (2012)

P926-M sa bangko

Sources: Cebu City Bankers Club; World Fact Book, US Central Intelligence Agency (2013 Edition)

Dollar account: $3.6-M

Source: Hong Kong Bankers Circle; World Fact Book, US Central Intelligence Agency (2013 Edition

Tomas ray nahayahay Sugbo Nasarasay!

Enter the Money Conduits
GABRIEL LEYSON TRO bag man 1988 - 2004 AUGUSTUS “JUN” PE TRO bag man 2005 - present

Money front-man role
TRO man in CEDCOR (1992); serves as go-between for P970 million in kickbacks that went to previous administration’s bank accounts between 1988 – 2004 from Japanese contractors of the P18billion MCDP; run for Talisay city mayor & lost; now retired.
Source(s): Bank-to-bank Money Transfer Tracking Division, Central Bank Cebu Office; Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau (EIIB), Department of Finance

Money-bag-man role
Incumbent councilor, chairs the committee on police and drugs; serves as conduit to P120 million in yearly kickbacks from SRP real estate developers, Taiwanese, Korean ukay-ukay traders, tax evaders, used-car exporters, and rice smugglers since 2005
Source(s): Bank-to-bank Money Transfer Tracking Division, Central Bank Cebu Office; Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, Department of Finance

Corruption Probe #1
TOMAS: MIKE RAMA: Had P76 million5 in unpaid credits over construction and Clean Slate electrical materials from the city’s top 20 hardware suppliers over nine years (2001-2010) as mayor.
Source: Confidential DILG reports to Secretary Ricardo Puno and Exec Secretary Ronaldo Zamora.

Corruption Probe #2
TOMAS: Took P120 million4 in annual cash gifts in exchange for leniency in implementation of Cebu tax mapping and tax collection campaigns between 2001 and 2010; Source(s): Marginal
notes to Department of Finance reports filed by the Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau.

MIKE RAMA:

Clean Slate

Corruption Probe #3
TOMAS: Took P970 million3 in kickbacks from Japanese contractors in the P18-billion Metro Cebu Development Project between 1992 – 1998 through change/variation orders and cost escalation adjustments in infra development contracts;
Source(s): Daily Journals, MCDP Director Domingo Cabangca; Commission on Audit reports (1995-1998).

MIKE RAMA

Clean Slate

Corruption Probe #4
TOMAS: In cahoots with corrupt examiners at the Bureau of Customs, took more than P600 million2 in bribes from exporters of second-hand cars, used clothing, and rice who dropped his name to avoid paying full customs duties and taxes between 2001 and 2010;
Source(s): Confidential reports, Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, Department of Finance; Reports to President Joseph Estrada by Cebuano Undersecretary Vicente de la Serna.

MIKE RAMA

Clean Slate

Corruption Probe #5
TOMAS: Took in 2010 up to P180 million1 in monies from real estate firms, including SM Holdings, Monterazas, and Robinson Land, to which he had promised discounted prime lots at the South Reclamation when he returns to City Hall as mayor; MIKE RAMA

Clean Slate

Source(s): Bank-to-bank Money Transfer Tracking Division, Central Bank Cebu Office; Economic Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, Department of Finance

Issue # 5: Positive Health
Rama walks, runs, jumps, visits constituents daily

Cebu Needs a Healthy Leader Mike Rama Fills the Bill

Mike Rama can withstand the rigors of leading Cebu City and its 1.54 million people

Will Tommy survive prostate cancer in 15 months?

Doctors say: Tom may have difficulty moving around in 11 months
Reputedly afflicted with a common type of prostate cancer detected only in 2010 Symptoms only emerged in 2010 Pain in the groin Difficulty urinating Erectile dysfunction

Prostate adenocarcinoma (acinar type) Gleason Pattern #4

Is Tommy Healthy? Sick? Only the pictures show

Issue #6: Performance

Revenue Position when Rama was City Council member (1992-2001)

First 10-year tenure of TOMAS OSMENA as mayor
(Tax map in billions of pesos)

Rama Intervention as Vice Mayor in Revenue Collection

Second 9-year tenure of TOMAS OSMENA as mayor
(Tax map in billions of pesos)

Positive Impact of Rama Intervention in Local Tax Collection Program
Duly paid taxes increased from P650 million3 (2001) when he was sworn in as vice mayor to P755 million on his second term (2004);  Tax take rose to P1.8 billion4 shortly after his re-election to 3rd term (2007) and posted P2.1 billion5 toward May 2010.  Intervention caught Tommy’s ire as his indiscretions6 were gradually exposed.

Sources: Annual reports of the Bureau of Treasury to Secretary of Finance Jose Camacho (2001 to 2004) and Margarito Teves (2005-2010)

First 2-year Revenue Performance of Mayor Rama
(Income projection in billions of pesos)

Ngano mag-Rama mga tawo? Tubag: Daghan siya’g nahimo

Tan-awa... Daghan, di ba?

Tan-awa ang pruyba

Saksi ang mga katawhan sa iyang performance

Cebu: A huge magnet for BPO, daghan naka-trabaho

Governance Way Kawat

Robinson Galleria Breaks Ground

Ligdong, Di Manglubag Braso

ISSUE #7: PLATFORM RAMA STANDS FOR BALANCED CITY DEVELOPMENT
Striking an investment balance between people and infra development  Position Cebu City as the BPO melting pot in Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia  Secure Cebu City’s position as a safe haven for investors

Plano alang sa P400-M Flood Control System

5,000 college scholars matag tuig

Source: Philippine Institute of Applied Politics and Economics (2013)

200-BED GERIATRIC WARD AT CCMC

P300-M, fully equipped medical laboratory

P25,000 financial assistance for hospitalization of Cebuanos

VITAMINS, FOOD, HEALTH CARE FOR 200,000 CHILDREN MATAG TUIG

80 brand-new garbage compactors, hire 1,000 garbage men matag tuig

SURVEY SA TEAM RAMA

Best we can do is expose the truth: TRO failing health and business agenda Widespread corruption and abuse of power Highly qualified Rama and his service agenda.

Our winning strategy: Complete the development framework Demolish the myth Tell others who is the better choice.