• Duterte claims:

    ‘Mar backed by dishonest miner’

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    DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday accused Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas of coddling a mining company that has been penalized for overextraction.

    Duterte claimed that Roxas has been protecting the business interests of Eric Gutierrez, owner of SR Metals Inc. (SRMI) which is based in Tubay, Agusan del Sur.

    It is because of this protection that the mining operations of Gutierrez continue, the mayor said.

    Gutierrez is a friend and business partner of Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, a stalwart of the ruling party.

    The Davao mayor said Gutierrez has been giving Roxas some favors, one of which was the exclusive use of his private planes.

    “He (Roxas) has been using his planes. I have personally seen Roxas use that plane in Davao,” Duterte told reporters.

    “If that is not corruption, then what do you call that?” he added.

    Reports said the mining company and its sister companies, San R Mining and Galeo Equipment and Mining Corp.—which listed themselves as small-scale mining companies—were ordered to pay P7 million in penalty for overextraction in 2007 after shipping 1.8 million MT of nickel from August 2006 to September 2007.

    It earned the company P28 billion.

    Small-scale mining companies are only allowed to extract an accumulated annual production of 150,000 MT or 50,000 MT each per year.

    In 2014, the Supreme Court rejected SRMI’s interpretation that the 50,000 MT limit only pertained to nickel and cobalt minerals in their purest form and did not exclude soil and other materials.

    Duterte urged voters not to be deceived by Roxas’ campaign ad that he will not steal.

    “Sabi ko nga akala ko mga bilyonaryo ito, hindi ito mga korap [I thought because they are billionaires, they are not corrupt],” Duterte told reporters at the Davao City International Airport.

    The mayor and his vice presidential running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, vowed fight corruption and criminality.

    The camp of Duterte has also accused Roxas of buying the support of local officials by promising to allot billions of pesos in fund for local government units (LGUs).

    Roxas had said that the money will come from the bottom up budgeting (BUB) program.

    Peter Laviña, spokesperson and head of Duterte’s media team, said the promise of Roxas —supported and blessed by no less than his number 1 patron, President Benigno Aquino III—is aimed at cornering support from local officials.

    “Now we see a process with millions of government money being used as a ruse into voting for Roxas. BUB is officially a campaign kitty of the administration bet,” Peter Laviña, Duterte’s spokesman, said.

    Comedian
    The LP however dismissed Duterte’s tirade, saying the country does not need a “comedian.”

    Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo, spokesperson of the administration’s 2016 coalition, said Duterte is “self destructing.”

    “He offers great entertainment value and people will realize, you know what he offers is just that. We’re not here for laughs,” the lawmaker told reporters.

    “We’re here for the welfare of the 104 million people. Yes, he makes good fantastic entertainment. [But] We’re not here to elect a comedian,” Quimbo added, alluding to Duterte’s penchant of threatening to kill all criminals.

    Roxas refused to engage Duterte in another word war after their verbal tussle concerning the former’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Economics.
    “Wala akong panahon para sa mga walang kwentang bagay na ‘yan [I don’t have time for useless things like that],” Roxas said.

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    1. Most of the serious issues, like using govt vehicle for the campaign, funds for yolanda victims, at pati eto na nakakasira sa pangalan ni mar ay pilit nilang iniiwasan..

    2. Bakit ang mga pinoy bobo…mga kurakot pinaglalaban…at sino nagsabi sayo na sumusuporta c Duterte sa mga NPA..Ayusin mo baka katabi mo lang sinasabi mong NPA..dahan dahan ka sa pagpost..bakit c mar ano nagawa niya sa bayan yong ipaglalaban ang mga kriminal..sino sa kanila ang sumusuporta sa mga masasama. Kabayan hindi masama ang mga NPA,alam mo ba bakit nag NPA sila? At bakit sila NPA mag research ka muna kabayan…mga kasabwat kayo ni mar sa kagaguhan..

    3. Rozas is a shareholder in 7 big mining companies…”Pnoy released EO 79 which forbids granting of new large-scale mining contracts, pending the passing of a new law that would overhaul revenue sharing of revenue between mining companies and the government. But this EO covers only new mines, and not the old ones. That is, contracts held by SRMI, along with the contracts held by Roxas’ mining companies, were left untouched. Hence, this EO allowed existing mining companies to collectively hold a de facto monopoly on because of the lack of new competition.” – Thinking Pinoy

      Meaning, naglabas lang si Pnoi ng EO to prevent other mining companies to start operation, thereby effectively protecting the interests of his friends esp Roxas and Erice because now they have the monopoly of the business.

      Papano hahabulin yan eh bulag ang SC at Ombudsman kasi appointees lahat ni Pnoi.

      despite the billions of pesos na kita ay kakapiranggot lang ang share na binibigay nila sa mga lumads at LGUs…sabing small scale pero gumagamit pala ng mga heavy equipments, and despite the volume cap sa mina, 4-5x pa ang reported nila na volume..papano naging small scale yun? kaya pala ang laki na ng nagastos sa kampanya ni Roxas kasi barya lang eto na investment ng mga mining companies para sa kanila just to protect their business interest kahit exploited na masyado ang kalikasan.

    4. SR Metals Inc. is owned by Eric Guitierrez but the land he is mining on is leased. There as a pending case now for collection of over a billion pesos to the land owner whom has paid only a very small amount. We hope when Duterte wins, the land owner be given his fair share as stated in their contract and have SRMI evicted.

    5. Ernesto Cabrera on

      The Aquino administration not only imposed a moratorium on new mining, it is also mulling a revenue sharing scheme that will render the industry less competitive. While Noy makes things more difficult for the law-abiding major mining companies, his minion Erice protects a pseudo-small-scale mining company that pillages our land. It’s crooks like SRMI that give the entire industry a bad name. With the Philippines being among the highest in the world in gold and copper deposits, we should do everything to promote this industry while punishing those who threaten to destroy it.

    6. Only in the Philippines. Every election this is the scenario, this is the setting. Nothing new, same faces, same people, same issues. But the problems continues to grow and these politicians are having a field day.We keep on blaming the politicians but we keep on electing and putting them on power.

    7. Magisipisip Bayan on

      Mas nakakatakot magnakaw ang mga bilyonaryo… Ang milyon sa kanila BARYA lang..Kailangan bilyon din ang kurakot nila, sa ibat ibang diskarte..Isip nila di halata dahil dati ng may pera..Ang mga taong bayan lang ang madaling nakakahalata dahil sa sobrang hirap nilang nadarama.

    8. Hindi ako abusado! Pero pag hindi ninyo ako at ang bisita, pinaglaro ng golf ng walang bayad ay pag-mumurahin ko kayong mga empleyado lamang ng golf and country club. An-yare; Suspendido ang membership. Hehehe “hindi ako abusado”.

    9. Si Roxas, kakampi si PNoy, so yung gobyerno (some of them) pipiliting manalo si Roxas para di makulong si PNoy. Ano mangyayari na sa ekonimya niyan? Ngayon pa lang naglalabasan na ng baho!

    10. Eh Duterte is protecting the Extortions of NPA.
      Parehong Kurap, Parehong Bugok na itlog nag-aaway.

      Mayroon pang mapiling maganda kaysa dalawang Bugok na itlog.

      • Palagay ko mas bugok ka kumpara sa kanilang dalawa dahil mga sikat na tao sila samantalang ikaw ay….pffttt!

      • Better go to China and try to build your life there your too stupid for believing hearsay against MAyor Du30 wherein here cuddles NPA’s you realy are buushit and an asshole. Magsearch ka nga ng realistic information ugok!

    11. Answer the questions squarely which are clear, not with personal attacks. Their silence on the issue means this anomaly is true.

      • Well’ anybody in the Philippines being in the government thinks they are above the law, especially Binary, he snobbed the blue ribbon committee inviting him to answer all allegations, Now Roxas and Panot, they would not even talk about the issue, Most of the time it will be there front dogs to talk for them such as Erice, Quimbo and other comical figures.

      • he snobbed the blue ribbon committee inviting him to answer all allegations
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        More like the Yellow Ribbon Committee

        The yellow ribbon committee is supposed to have hearing to help enact legislation but they spent the past 2 years trying to smear Binay.

        Antonio Trillanes IV has 55 consultants, total cost is 1.25 million per month.

        From July to December 2014 Trillanes spent P7.5 million on consultants, P4.46 million more than the P3.04 million allotted.

        None of the claims for consultancy services came with any accomplishment report, the COA said.

        “We also noticed that there were no resumes or other documentary information on the consultants attached to consultancy services claims that may show their qualifications for being hired as a consultant,” the COA added.

        The COA said the work of these consultants could not be ascertained because their services were considered “confidential in nature.”

        “Hence, the importance or indispensability of hiring consultants could not be determined,” the COA said.

        The COA required the Senate to submit an explanation or justification for the “sudden increase of expenses for consultancy services.”

        The COA required Drilon to explain why the expenditures for consultancy services continuously increased from P147.57 million in 2012, P188.96 million in 2013, and P231.88 million in 2014.

        Trillanes has the thick face to call someone else corrupt.

    12. “If that is not corruption, then what do you call that?”
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      That is certainly corruption but who will charge and arrest him ?
      Not the Aquino appointed Dept of Justice and not the Aquino appointed Ombudsman.

      Laws are for everyone except Liberal Party and the rich in the Philippines.

    13. Ayaw patulan ni Mar dahil alam niya kung papatulan niya ito mabibisto siya dahil lalabas ang katotohanan….

    14. Roxas and his LP must answer these accusations squarely. Quimbo’s evasion of the issues raised is not funny.

      • You are being funny my friend, suggesting about these president hopefuls, Santiago can’t even walk straight, Marcos, for sure is fighting for the right of his father’s remain to be buried at the national cemetery. and also handful of issues about their stolen money stashed all over the world by his parents, do you want another their in the palace? Détente is all for the good of the People. and he is serious about it.

    15. People hates Mar the most among the presidential candidates! That’s why Mar is always on the tail end of surveys!

    16. SO ROXAS IS NOT ONLY INCOMPETENT BUT REALLY CORRUPT FOR PROTECTING THE COMPANY OF ERIC GUTIERREZ AND EDGAR ERICE BECAUSE OF THE FAVORS HE RECEIVED FROM GUTIERREZ. ESPECIALLY THE PKANES AND HELICOPTERS HE USES FOR HIS CAMPAIGN. ADD TO THIS THE BOTTOM UP FUNDING THAT INCOMPETENT ROXAS ARE PROMISING TO THE MAYORS AND BARANGAYS WHICH IS NO DIFFERENT TO DAP AND PDAP. REALLY THESE PEOPLE LIKE LOLONG BUSAYA DRILON INCOMPETENT ROXAS, ABAYA, ALCALA, AND ABAD ARE CORRUPT. THE VOTERS MUST NOT FORGET DAP, PDAP, DOTC, MRT, YOLANDA AND MAMASAPANO TO MENTION A FEW ANOMALIES BY LAPIANG PORK. DO NOT VOTE FOR LOLONG BUWAYA DRILON AND INCOMPETENT ROXAS SO AS LENI ROBREDO BECAUSE THIS WOMAN IS SHOWING HER TRUE COLORS. BEFORE SHE IS FOR INCREASE OF SSS PENSION NOW NO MORE. SHE IS HYPOCRITE.

    17. Duterte is a master in mass disinformation. He himself is flying around using the helicopter of Pastor Quiboloy, he who was accused by indigenous communities in Davao for grabbing their ancestral lands a few years back. Duterte’s City Council members – except for one – have been known to receive a million each in exchange for giving the green light on the environmentally destructive davao coal-fired power plant of the Aboitiz group. If the councilors received this much, how about the mayor? Why is corruption happening even in his own backyard? If he is truly againts criminality, why is it that the illegal gambling ‘last two’ still persists in Davao City with a big financier even boasting that he is giving protection money to local policemen? Why is shabu still rampant in Torres St. Davao City with local chinese pushing the illegal drug like retail goods in a sari sari store? Duterte’s anti-crime record is a myth. After 22 long years of being in power, these activities should not be happening anymore in Davao City.

      The tv footage that showed a pathetic Rowdy Duterte wincing in pain, his back against the wall, his lapdogs surrounding him looking so worried, was not a picture of a Dirty Harry, Iron Hand, or Punisher that his handlers are trying hard to project him to the public. He has medical condition inside his head. This is maybe the reason why he is blurting out self- destructing statements – from “PI ka Pope”, ‘ I will abolish calculus, trigonometry and geometry”, “Mabuhay and NPA”, to “I will give my ex-wife and my mystress’ a room each in Malacanang”. His propensity to say ” i was only joking” everytime he thinks a statement he did has caused some damage to himself is a mark of mental instability. Imagine what will happen if he becomes President, with a questionable mental health like that. He is a joke.

      • You are right! Why elect a mentally deranged person to succeeds another mentally imbalance President Aquino. If that happens, the Philippines will be a country of mentally crazy electorate and will go down the drain of shit! Imagine a cursing President making a speech in the United Nations Assembly of 179 Ambassadors of foreign governments. They will certáinly walk- out so as not to hear and be part of Duterte haranguing cursing speech. Ex Libyang President Khadafi and Iran President were received by UN though at arms- length, Duterte will,drive away those UN
        Delegates out of the General Assembly. Duterte will be a disgrace to PILIPINOS and their country if ever he gets elected and appear in UN.
        Let us not be similarly crazy as Duterte in voting for him! .

      • Garlie garcia on

        This people is idiot pumunta muna kayo ng Davao bago kayo mgsalita ng ganyan at pumunta kayo ng capiz pinagyayabang ni Roxas eh wala ng nagawa umunlad man lang Lugar nya.davao city alone is 3times bigger metro Manila and 6times bigger metro Cebu.5trillion per month remittances at only si Duterte kayang mosur render ang mga Npa at kausapan ang Moro groups para sa kapayapaan.kayo kaya matraffic ng 5 oras dahil sa pope anong reaksyon nyo.reklamo n nga kayo kahit30mins lng.kaya nmn mgsakripisyo ni pope kahit matraffic ah,ayaw lng ipakita ng administrasyon ang kapalpakan nila sa traffic management.eh c pope nga marunong magalit.dapat pa nga tayo mgpasalamat kay Duterte pinaglalaban ang karapatan ng nakararami.womanizer sabi nya yan ang totoong leader wala kng tinatago pero ang dami nyang laws para sa kapakanan ng mga kababaihan sa Davao at implemented yon.