Category Archives: SCAMS, SCANDALS & NINCOMPOOPS

BIR urged to continue efforts vs.Marcos family P203-B estate tax

Aksyon Demokratiko chair Ernesto Ramel Jr. on Friday called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to continue its collection efforts on the PHP203 billion Marcos estate tax which is still unpaid as of now.In a letter to BIR Commissioner Ceasar R. Dulay, Ramel requested the BIR chief… Read More

DAVAO DEL NORTE: Congressman Alan Dujali linked to illegal quarry operations

SANTO TOMAS MAYOR EVANGELISTA ORDERS SANGGUNIANG BAYAN TO PROBE ANOMALIES

Sangguniang Bayan Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection chaired by Julie H. Mantequilla, vice-chaired by Eduardo L. Llorente, with Ricky C. Inodio-an, Lychyl A. Castrodes, and Cromwell S. Cocamas as members told to conduct a legislative inquiry and to look into possible violations of law or charges of wrongdoing against government officials or even private persons, with a view to determining liability or accountability with the case at bar.

TATEMENT OF THE SANTO TOMAS LGU OVER AN ISSUE RAISED BY A QUARRY CONCESSIONAIRE LINKED TO CONGRESSMAN ALAN DUJALI

A video circulating on social media has caught the attention of the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas where the name of Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista was dragged in what appeared to be an issue about quarry operation in Barangay New Visayas that was linked to Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali. READ MORE

Inspection Report on illegal quarry operations

Inspection Report on the quarry area of Mr. Josue Agayan Jr. located in Barangay New Visayas, Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte as inspected by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office dated December 17, 2021 where it found out that a gravel operator is operating “illegally” beyond the approved sketch map and such operation in the said area does not have a permit from Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau XI and PENRO Davao del Norte.

The quarry site is under Mr. Josue Agayan Jr.’s name, a quarry permittee, based on the records available from the Santo Tomas LGU.

However, it was learned that documents relative to the sand and gravel operations in Barangay New Visayas were processed by a certain Dennis Agayan, a staff of Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali.

Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has earlier asked the Sangguniang Bayan of Santo Tomas to conduct a legislative inquiry to shed light on the issue and to ferret out the truth.READ MORE

DUTERTE: SENATOR DICK GORDON A THIEF

For corruption in the Philippine Red Cross

Willing to face Senator in public debate

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday said he is willing to face Senator Richard Gordon in a public debate if the latter would challenge him.In a prerecorded Talk to the People, Duterte called Gordon a “thief” anew for his alleged involvement in corruption in the… Read More

DAVAO DEL NORTE: GOVERNOR JUBAHIB TO STAR IN 3-PRONGED PROBE INTO THE MULTI-MILLION-PESO INVEST SCAM

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Davao del Norte Gvernor. Edwin Jubahib has made himself a potential star witness in the search for the brains behind the multi-million peso investment scam with his admission he knew the top man behind the racket.

In a recent interview, Jubahib denied any link to the racket but admitted he knew the leader of the scam.

“Klaro kaayo nga wala koy nakwarta ana bisag piso. Hinoon kaila nako ang leader sa Tagum (It is very clear I did not earn even a peso from the scam. But I know the leader of the scam in Tagum),” Jubahib said.

Copycats of the infamous investment scammer Kabus Padatoon (KAPA) , dozens of unlicensed investment outfits based in Tagum City lured thousands of investors to part with their money with promise of monthly interest on investment of up to 40 percent.

Issued permits by City Mayor Alan Rellon, the racketeers operated up to early 2019 towards the May election. Earlier on, KAPA head Joel Apolinario would be arrested based on charges of multiple estafa filed by investors and by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for lack of license.

The SEC also hounded the Tagum City outfits sending their executives to flee as the fraudulent scheme fouled up with investors demanding payment of promised interest or return of their investment.

Read More: WHO ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND INVESTMENT SCAMMER RIGEN MARKETING?

At the center of the scandal was Rigen Marketing, the biggest of the scammers suspected to be operated by politicians, whose stockpile of millions of pesos of investments was reported to have been used during the election campaign.

The investment scandal is a hot political issue for the May polls, but the three-pronged investigation — by Congress, the Davao del Norte Provincial Board and the City Government of Tagum — with Jubahib as the star based on his admission may only be conducted after the election, in case of change in political leadership in Davao del Norte.

In the 2019 election, the administration Hugpong Ng Pagbabago of vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte lost in almost all the races reportedly due to massive vote-buying by the opposition with funds funelled from the investments.

Former bus conductor Jubahib, a government public works contractor and chief aide of former House Speaker First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez won the gubernatorial race under the banner of the Alvarez Wing of the PDP-Laban.

Alvarez, who had resigned as secretary general of the PDP-Laban chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte, now heads the revived Partido Reporma, and has organized a Reporma slate in Davao del Norte against the HNP.

Smarting from the 2019 debacle, HNP is on a revenge mode and Jubalib could lead the trail to the doorstep of politicians behind the massive fraud that was the investment scam that stole hundreds of millions of pesos from duped investors.

Itching to place Jubahib on the chopping block for the governor to squell on the identity of the brain or brains behind the racket or refute his link to the scam are candidates in the May 9 polling of the HNP. READ MORE

DAVAO DE ORO: DOROTHY GONZAGA, ex-CA associate justice, owns 84% of controversial P300M New Barili resort

A Davao de Oro candidate for governor is the majority owner of a controversial resort, according to records of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made public amidst allegations in commentaries in media that dirty money could have financed the P300 Million New Barili Mountain View Resort in Maco town.

SEC records showed that Dorothy Gonzaga, former associate justice of the Court of Apeals, owns 84 percent of shares of the high end inland resort carved out of ancestral domain land.

Read More: SEC RECORD: GONZAGA FAMILY OWNS CONTROVERSIAL DAVAO DE ORO P300 MILLION NEW BARILI RESORT

Dorothy Gonzaga, running for governor in the May polls under the banner of the opposition Partido Reporma, is the wife of reelectionist Davao de Oro 2nd District Rep. Ruwil Peter Gonzaga.

A sister of the solon, Ruwina Gonzaga has a 2 percent share bringing to 88% the total shares of the Gonzagas in the venture of the Gonzaga majority-owned SEC-registered 3P Wander Corporation.

The New Barili resort is one of many issues levelled against the Gonzagas at the homestretch to the May voting.

The politically neophyte Dorothy (Reporma) is pitted in a one-on-one battle in the race for governor against veteran politician Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, former governor and currently a sitting member of the Provincial Board,who is running as a candidate of the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) of vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.The reelection of Rep. Gonzaga (PDP/-Laban/Reporma), is contested by former governor Jose Caballero (HNP).

SEC RECORD: GONZAGA FAMILY OWNS CONTROVERSIAL DAVAO DE ORO P300 MILLION NEW BARILI RESORT

The corporation behind the P300 million high-end inland New Barili Mountain View Resort is majority-owned by the family of Davao de Oro 2nd District Rep. Ruwil Peter Gonzaga, records of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed.

The corporation is registered as 3P Wander Corporation with Registration No. 2021070019430-03, and doing business under the name of New Barili Heights and Sights, the SEC record showed.

3P Wander Corporation has an authorized capital stock of P5 Million, which has been subscribed and paid for.

The SEC documents showed that members of the family of Rep. Gonzaga, namely his wife, former Court of Appeals associate justice Dorothy Gonzaga and his sister Ruwina Gonzaga, hold 88 percent of the subscribed shares.

The SEC record showed the following stockholders and their subscribed shares:

  1. Dorothy M. Gonzaga – 4,200 shares
  2. Ruwina S. Gonzaga – 200 shares
  3. Herbert S. Bordios – 200 shares
  4. Rosanna Maslog Manantan – 200 shares
  5. Michael C. Salarda – 200 shares

The SEC record puts an end to public and media speculations with demand for transparency, over who are the owners of the multi-million peso resort in Barangay New Barili, Maco town carved out of an ancestral domain land covered by a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) awarded to the Mansaka tribe.

GONZAGA ADMITS OWNERSHIP OF CONTROVERSIAL P300-M HIGH-END DAVAO DE ORO INLAND RESORT

GONZAGA PROPAGANDIST: DAVDEORO REP. RUWEL PETER GONZAGA IS SOLE OWNER OF CONTROVERSIAL P300 MILLION NEW BARILI MOUNTAIN VIEW RESORT

FORMER COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICE, DAVAO DE ORO CONGRESSMAN LINKED TO CONTROVERSIAL P300-MILLION RESORT

DAVAO DE ORO TRIBAL CHIEFTAIN: GONZAGA NO LOVE, CARE FOR LUMADS