Mar camp wants me out – Villanueva

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Joel Villanueva

Joel Villanueva

TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva on Sunday disclosed that a group of Liberal Party (LP) stalwarts identified with Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd wants to ease him out of the Cabinet and from the ruling party’s Senate slate.

In an interview with The Manila Times, Villanueva said he was disappointed by the machinations of the group that could also be behind his inclusion in the latest batch of former and active lawmakers charged in connection with the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam.

The TESDA chief, described by Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. as one of the most “conscientious” officials of the Cabinet, suspected that “jealousy” may have driven some members of the administration camp to pressure him into leaving.

“It’s a complaint submitted based on fake documents and signatures as affirmed by the NBI [National Bureau of Investigation]… My contract is with our people and our President [Benigno Aquino 3rd] not with my detractors or with the DOJ [Department of Justice] that is proven to be not always right,” Villanueva said, referring to the graft case filed against him by the NBI.


Charged along with the TESDA chief were Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan 3rd, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing, La Union Rep. Victor Ortega and Abono party-list Rep. Conrado Estrella 3rd.

The NBI is under Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who also has plans to run for senator under the LP in next year’s elections.

Villanueva was accused of received P2.33 million in kickbacks from his pork barrel allocations.

On Saturday, the TESDA chief issued a statement denying that he profited from his PDAF.

He maintained that the documents that supposedly implicated him in the scam referred to Mike Velarde’s Buhay party-list, not his CIBAC party-list.

CIBAC, he added, never had an office in Cotabato.

Neither did it fund a P10-million project, according to Villanueva.

When asked if he would consider taking a leave of absence or resigning from TESDA for his inclusion in the latest pork barrel case, Villanueva said no.

“If I am taking a leave or resigning, it [will be]for a different reason,” he pointed out.

Villanueva enjoys the full trust of the President and is one of the most lauded Cabinet officials.

Aquino, in almost all of his speeches, boasted of Villanueva’s efficient handling of TESDA and credited the latter for the unprecedented growth in the number of poor people who found jobs here and abroad.

When also asked how he is handling his predicament, the son of evangelist Eddie Villanueva of the Jesus Is Lord Movement, he replied that he “prays really hard.”

“I am praying harder. Grabe jealousy sa atin inside. Grabe talaga they want me out of the slate as well… I am praying for God’s intervention [The jealousy is unbelievable, it’s too much],” he said.

Villanueva pointed out that the only time he is seen with LP bigwigs is whenever Aquino is also present in a particular event.

“Have you seen me with them [Roxas camp]? Only if [the President]is with me. Let’s pray harder. Cabinet members are all aware of this,” he said.

The Manila Times asked Coloma if he knew about Villanueva’s situation but the Palace official claimed he has “no information.”

“PDAF-related cases pertain to actions taken by respondents when they were members of Congress or before Secretary Villanueva was appointed to TESDA. He is given an opportunity to answer the allegations, is entitled to due process and to presumption of innocence,” Coloma said.

Villanueva is perceived to be among the stronger candidates for senator if he decides to run next year.

He said it pains him to know that while the President heaps praises on him, some people within their camp are working to discredit him.

“Wherever the President goes here and abroad he speaks of the successes of TESDA and its contributions to his administration. To me, that is a testament that I did not fail our people as a public servant,” Villanueva noted.

But Coloma expressed confidence that Villanueva will weather the storm.

“We are certain that he will make the right decision and that he will take into consideration the interest of the public,” the Palace official said.

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  1. in my humble opinion, nagduda aq sa kalakaran ng LP ngayon, sec joel ginawang sacrificial lamb pero iabswelto din pagkatapos pero ang main target talaga ay si Gringo Honasan, ewan ko lng.

  2. God bless you even more Sec. Joel Villanueva.
    obvious naman marami syang nagawa Wala nang dapit ipaliwanag. God knows his heart. Kaya matapang syang humarap dahil mahal nya ang bayan. Dahil may banal syang takot Sa Diyos.
    Nakakasawa na ang nga issue na ibinabato Sa kanya. Wala naming proof.

    Sabi ng Lord, “vengeance is Mine”.
    “Touch Not My Anointed”

  3. i don’t know sec. joel personally but i have spent time with his parents and siblings, I must say this man is a man of honor and a man of God. it will truly breAK my heart kung mawawala siya sa sentaorial slate ng LP ng wala man lang mabigat na dahilan. i am a mar supporter but if sec joel will say that mar’s camp wants him out for no reason that will benefit the country? then I am no longer voting mar in 2016. maaring isa lang ako sa milyong boto na maari nyang makuha, pero isa akong mamayan na may paninindigan, isang mamayan na ang hangad ay magkaroon ng mga lider na tunay na maglilingkod sa bayan! to use bro eddie’s words in one of my most unforgettable conversations with him he said “nakakalungkot na kailangan nateng magmakaawa sa bayan para iboto nila tayo para maglingkod ng totoo sa kanila” Sec. Joel, kasama po kayo sa aming mga dasal sampu ng aking pamilya!

  4. Continue to be strong Sir Joel to the calling that God gave you as public servant. Intimidation of the enemy is common to those who work for righteousness. But it was said, “no one can put a good man down.” The Lord promised to you in Psalm 94:20-23, “Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side – leaders whose decrees permit injustice? They gang up against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord is my fortress; my God is the mighty rock where I hide. God will turn the sins of evil people back on them. He will destroy them for their sins. The Lord our God will destroy them.”

    Continue to rise up in excellence as public servant Sir Joel, for the glory of God and His Kingdom. GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES!

  5. Go go go Mr.Trabaho! Sec.Joel Villanueva my Senator for 2016!!!

    Sir Joel,i salute you! You inspires us so much. Inspirasyon ka ng maraming kabataan tungo sa magandang kinabukasan. Maraming salamat po!

  6. The truth will always prevail. Even before Sec Joel became TESDA secretary, marami na syan natulungan, sya ang taong hindi lang puro salita. He is a man of integrity. Matagal nang hinarap ni Sec Joel ang mga alligations na to and it was proven that he is innocent.

  7. Hayaan mo sec Joel, everything will be fine. Basta lagi mo pong tatandaan na nanjan lang si Lord sa tabi mo :) alam naman ni Lord kung ano yung totoo :) wag mo nalang pong pansinin yung mga sinasabe nila, ganun po talaga pag naglilingkod sa Diyos maraming bumabatikos. Diba nga po sabe, si Lord naman ang unang pinaglilingkuran at kung ano ang tama yun yung ipapakita sa tao or mamamayan. Jesus looked and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”–Matt. 19:26

    God bless :) more blessings to come :)

  8. Kung sino ang maraming magandang ginagawa para sa bayan katulad ni sec. Joel, siya pa ang binabato ng mga making aligasyon. Sino kaya ang may pakana ng nga ito? Sino sino itong mga naiigit sa maganda nya ginagawa?
    Ang mga gaya ni Sec. Joel ng TESDA ang dapat na magpatuloy sa paglilikod sa bayan, dahil pinakita nya ang tunay na kasipagan at pagmamahal sa ating nga kababayan, na tunay na marami syang natulangan sa pananagitan ng tamang pamumuno sa TESDA.

  9. Masyadong mabunga po kayo Sec Joel. Kitang kita naman po s performance nyo sa TESDA at marami kayong na tulungang mahihirap nating kababayan. Kaya naman hanggang ngayon binabato p din kayo at pilit pinababaksak.

    A Man with Integrity and credibility…. No issue or controversy can ever put him down. We’re always at your side Sec Joel Villanueva
    “The truth shall prevail “

  10. Nanindigan at nilabanan ang korupsyon bilang kinatawan ng CIBAC Party List sa loob ng halos isang dekada. Naghain ng impeachment complaint laban sa dating PGMA dahil sa mga isyu ng katiwalian. Itinalagang pinuno ng TESDA sa ilalim ng administrasyon ni Pnoy at ibinagon ang TESDA mula sa pagkakalugmok nito sa isyu ng katiwalian at naging isa sa pangunahin at produktibong ahensya ng pamahalaan, milyon-milyon ang napagtapos at natulungan ni SecJOEL sa pamamagitan ng TESDA programs sa ilalim ng kanyang masigasig at matapat na pamumuno.

    At ngayon ay pilit na idinadawit sa PDAF Scam gamit ang mga dokumentong idineklara mismo ng NBI Forensic report na peke ang mga pirma ni Villanueva. Tahimik na nagtatrabaho si SecJoel Villanueva sa TESDA, bakit pinagdidiskitahan?? Ang daming totoong magnanakaw dyan, bakit hindi ‘yun ang kasuhan? Nagiging dalawa-singko na lang itong
    pagpapa-file ng PDAF scam eh!

    SecJOEL, HINDI KA NAG-IISA sa laban na ito, kakampi mo ang katotohanan at ang sambayanan!

  11. madami kcng natatakot s kanya pag nanalo sya! yung mga ayaw ng magandang pagbabago sa bansa! tuloy ang laban #tesdaman we believe in you!

  12. Secretary Joel we are praying for Gods favor sa lahat ng laban mo. kaisa mo kame sa mo na ito. God bless!

  13. I hope to see an action man like Secretary Joel on the government. If they want to leave him out of the slate, this calls for us people, who trusts good governance, to back him up. We’re behind you Sec Joel!.

  14. Sec. Joel wag kang bibitaw at wag kang magpatalo, kailangan ka ng ating bayan. Sana marami pang katulad mo sa gobyerno para tuluyan ng magbago at umunlad ang bansa natin. Mabuhay ka Sec. Joel.

  15. Whooo! Wake up Filipino! We nee a credible leader! Basta ako wala akong pakielam sa paninira nila! My SENATORIABLE is JOEL VILLANUEVA! May napatunayan! Nabuhay ang TESDA! karapatdapat siya, kaysa sa mga mahilig magpakita sa TV, pasikat lang di naman ramdam tulong, go Sec. Joel! Fight right! Prove to them they are wrong! Whoo

    #GoSecJOELVillanueva
    #MrTrabaho
    #TesdaMan
    #Senatoriable

    suggestion make an interview live! To prove hiw to defend himself

  16. BIG THREAT!!!

    Posibleng makuha rin kasi ni SecJoel ang tiwala ng buong LP kung paanong nakuha niya ang tiwala ni PNoy. Kung nasa tamang edad lng sya, bka si SecJoel ang i-endorse n tumakbong president ngayon kesa ke Mar. I-compare nmn ang TESDA sa DILG in terms of accomplishments. Hindi kasi mkta ni Mar ang pagging asset ni SecJoel kya selos ang namayani s knya. Kulang kasi sa gawa at diskarte. Inuuna kasi ang sariling bulsa.

  17. Napakadami na niyang napatunayan, ang pag Boom ng TESDA at ang ibinibintang sa kanya na PDAF! dpa tapos ?? Ayaw patalo?? Talagang maisali lang ?? hays nakakaawa ka nmn kung sino ka man na pilit binabaksak ang taong wala naman talaga ginawa.
    .
    Basta ako Sec your are my Number 1 Senator May Takot sa Diyos, marunong manindigan, may isang salita, marunong tumulong sa nangangailangan.
    Wag po kayo papa apaketo SILA PO ABG EPAL AT WALA MAGAWA SA BUHAY! :) Continue what your doing po.. :)

  18. Lahat may kapintasan walang perfecto… sa panahon ngayon kailangan natin yung may nagagawa at ginagawa maganda para sa bansa at sa mga Pilipino, yung nakatutulong. May Salita May gawa… Hindi lang puro puna at pintas sa iba tapos wala naman nagagawa maganda… maninira at mamimintas lang… taga puna lang. Baguhin na natin ang sistema … maging kaparte tyo at taga suporta ng mga may malasakit sa Bayan at sa mga Pilipino—wag maging pasakit at manakit.

  19. Go! Sec Joel wala kang ginawang kasalanan -ginawa mo kung ano ang tama sa iyong tungkulin at alam iyan ng Dios at ng mga taong naniniwala sa iyong kakayahan na namahala ka ng matuwid ! Magpatuloy ka susuportahan ka namin! Kaya mong lagpasan iyan. Tandaan niyo “Mahuhulog sa sarili nyang patibong ang gumagawa ng pag aakusa sa iyo sana magsisisi na siya bago mahuli ang lahat .

  20. 7.8M graduates of TESDA within Joel’s tenancy will bring him to senate! No wonder why alot of people are bringing him down.
    Because those people knew that TESDAMAN has done a job well done!

  21. Grabe naman sila, hindi ba nila nakikita yung nangyayari sa TESDA? Bakit yung kitang kita mong may paninindigan at nakikita mong gumagawa yung inaakusahan? Edi kung nagnanakaw si Villanueva edi sana wala akong mga kilalang mga naging skolar nung nasa kongreso pa lang siya at sana walang nagkaroon ng trabaho dahil sa TESDA.

  22. tahimik ,masipag,marami ng pawis at lakas nawala kay SEC JOEL VILLANUEVA.BAKIT PINAGDIDISKITAHAN ?
    MAHIYA NAMN KAYO.

  23. kung sino yong may ginagawa sa gobyerno at may resulta at maraming natutulungan na mga kabataan sa tulong ng TESDA sya ang pinagdidiskitahan. di kasi pwedeng makiayon sa kasamaan at di pwedeng makipag-compromise si J. Villanueva.

  24. Binuhay na namn ni De-Lima ang kaso vs. Villanueva! Umpisa na ng kampanya! Kelangan nya din mag pabango at mg pa pogi..
    Ibato na ang gustong ibato ke Sec. Joel na pawang wlang katotohanan! Lalabas din ang totoo..
    You can never be able to PUT A GOOD MAN DOWN! Ika nga ni Sec “Magtrabaho Nalang Tayo”
    #MrTrabaho
    #TESDAMan
    #MyChoiceSenator
    #GoodGovernance

  25. Grabe nga naman, ayaw nila si Joel kasi magaling, gusto nila solid miyembro lang nila. tsk tsk. God is with you sir Joel V.!! #tesda

  26. Tuloy ang laban sa ikabubuti ng bayan my Senator 2016 #MrTesdaMan#MrTrabahoMan,,,, go for it marami kang supporters Sec. Joel Villanueva

  27. Ganyan lang Iyan Joel, Mr. Tesdaman. Alam nilang malakas at marami kang nagawa kaya iyong iba diyan na walang magawa nag mamakaawa. Tuloy Lang Ang Laban susuporta kami sa yo.

  28. UUPO sa senado ang ambisyon…yun pala ha…your heart is not pure when you accept TESDA to manage. Your heart is after the senate and you are using TESDA as the springboard. Your ambition demean your vision…and you did not visualize this scenario of purging…if you really believe on yourself and that no matter what, go to plan B free yourself with the LP apparatix, run for senator as an independent…this will be your lithmus test. As for me 2.3M is not an amount you will embezzle worthy enough to derail your ambition. But you have shown your true colors…truly.

    • Bulag ka ba? Hinde mo ba nakikita kung anong mga nagawa na ni sec joel,, nagtrabaho sya kaya nya narating ang kanyang kinalalagyan ngayon,,,sa mga goverment official ng pilipinas sya lang ang tapat sa tungkulin..

    • Then how else can he prove his competence and integrity if not in action? And masama ba mag ambisyon to be in the senate? Kahit si Binay, kahit si Mar, kahit mga leader nga activists group have ambitions to be of influence. I see nothing wrong with the ambition to be in the senate. As for his involvement in the pork scam, I don’t want to defend him because I might be bias. But let us be objective enough to let an objective court to really convict him. And let us condemn him for that if indeed he profited from it.

  29. I really don’t know why people are always trying to put some people down.
    I don’t think Sec Joel deserve this, I know and I believe that He is not guilty kung ano man ang inaakusa sakanya, andami na niyang napatunayan. He even made TESDA better than the time na Hindi pa siya umuupo dun. He is a great man, a good man, and a man with integrity.

  30. Kulto? Helloo,ok ka lang?Hindi relihiyon ang pinag uusapan dito kung ano ang relihiyon ni Sec.Joel Villanueva. Kung wala kang nakikita sa mga nagawa nya na contribution sa ating bansa,aba eh imulat mo naman kabayan ang iyong mga mata kung may paningin ka kc baka nakapikit ka lang at kung wala naman eh maiging wag ka nalang magsalita.
    Basta ako,saludo ako sayo SEC.JOEL VILLANUEVA!

  31. Bulag ka ba???
    Bakit????
    Eh kc sa dami ng nagawa ni Sec.Joel Villanueva sa mamamayang Pilipino hindi mo nakikita….
    HOY,GIIIISSSiiING!!!!

  32. Eh itong sina Sec.Jun Abaya este JUN ABERYA dapat yan matagal inalis as Secretary ng DOTC….eh sa TESDA walang ka-abe-berya, tapos si SEC.JOEL PA ANG ILALAGLAG…ang layo ng performance ng dalawa…

    PNoy kung hindi mo nailagay si SEC.JOEL sa TESDA, wala ka halos accomplishments.
    Mar Roxas choosing DeLima and Sec.Joel hahahaha…mag isip ka…si Joel kahit anong mangyari dadalahin ng JIL yan..eh si DeLima anong boto nyan…kahit hindi ako taga JIL pero sayang din boto nila di ba?

  33. margaretTM1HK on

    They would always try to pull a good man down but your achievements in making TESDA known in developing skills and training for a livelihood more than speaks for itself…go senator we are rooting for you!!

  34. Kawawa naman si Villanueva. gumagawa na nga ng tama pero gingganyan pa.
    Pero di naman maittatago yung mga gingawa niya para sa TESDA. dapat nga isa xa sa mga maging senador natin sa 2016.

  35. margaretTM1HK on

    They would always try to pull a good man down but your achievements in making TESDA known and improve its standards as well as develop skills and abilities in people is worth the fight! Go senator we are rooting for you!!

  36. Halatang halata na si De Lima gustong umingay ang pangalan kasi gusto rin tumakbong senador…eh wala namang accomplishments…isip talangka yang si “DILIMa” madilim talaga isip nyan…

    You don’t really know who JOEL VILLANUEVA is…kahit hindi pa congressman yan, kahit hindi pa Secretary yan…maayos ang pagkatao nyan…sana yung media hindi lang i-highlight yun accusation but also yung mga documents stating that his signature was forged….

    Pambihira talaga si DILIMa…walang kakayanan umangat kaya nanghihila na lang pababa…

    GO! SEC. JOEL GO!!!!!!
    We know you….

  37. There are only few good men left who are sincere in bringing genuine reforms to our nation and one of those is Sec. Joel Villanueva. Sec. Joel, no matter how strong the opposition maybe, I still believe in your integrity, credibilty and capability because you have proven your worth. Remain courageous as you fight for the Filipino masses. To all Joel’s detractors, I say your TIME IS UP! Destiny will prove how wrong you are in judging this man.

  38. Ano ang ebidensya laban kay Sec.Joel Villanueva,mga pekeng dukumento at signatura???
    DOJ, Department Of Justice????… Kakasuhan nila si Sec.Joel Villanueva para kunwari may ginagawa din si de Lima kc tatakbo din sya sa pagkasenador. Grabeeeh…

    Sec.Joel marami pong salamat ng dahil sa Tesda at sa maganda nyong pamumuno,isa po sa maraming natulungan nyo ang pamilya ko. All out support kami sayo.

    Ang Senador ko at buong sambahayan ko,JOEL VILLANUEVA!!!

  39. Madami nang magandang resulta ang TESDA thru Sec. Joel Villanueva at madami sya siguradong magagawa sa Senado Kaya talagang ilalaglag siya, kase sure winner e! Yun ang nalimot ng LP… na ASSET siya hello!! SURE WINNER Pag tumakbong Senator at mabibitbit nya ang LP. I believe in you Mr. Trabaho, I believe in your integrity..at madami po ang may tiwala sa inyo. Ingat po sa paligid.

    • Teddy Sevilla on

      ??? Bakit ilalaglag mo ang ‘sure winner’ sa kampo mo? Something in this news item does not make sense.

  40. I agree with Sec. Joel! Very obvious that Mar’s camp doesn’t want him to be included in LP. But I believe that the million scholars of TESDA together with their family will serve as fighters for Villanueva. Ganyan ang TOTOONG PINOY MARUNONG KUMILATIS NG TOTOONG MAKABAYAN!

  41. Bwiset yang mga detractors ni Joel. Palibhasa wala silang track record kagaya ng mga nagawa ni Joel sa TESDA.

  42. Daming naiinggit kaya ganyan!!!!

    ano sabi nyo may kaso sya? eh d ba sila na nga nag.sabing forge yung signature nya? hahahha!! ang mga corrupt nga naman may pagkabobo!!!

  43. Ang punong mabunga ay pinupukol, binabato.
    Yan po si Sec. Joel Villanueva at ang TESDA.. Matagumpay ang TESDA sa pamamahala ni Sec. Joel at nakikita po ng buong mundo ang tagumpay na yan.
    For those people who are giving negative comments about Sec. Joel and his achievements in TESDA, they are blind about the truth and they consider Sec. Joel a BIG THREAT in their political plans.
    If they really love the Philippines and wants to help their countrymen..dont make promises. POLITICIANS… pwede nyo po tulungan ang mamamayang Pilipino khit wala kyo sa pwesto..IF you have clear motives.
    Wag nyo po siraan at hilahin pababa ang mga taong mas higit na nakakatulong sa mga mamamayang Pilipino katulad ni Sec. Joel Villanueva. Dahil hindi po bulag ang taong bayan sa mga ginagawa at tulong ni Sec. Joel para sa mga kabataan at sa bansang Pilipinas.
    MABUHAY ANG TESDA.. MABUHAY ka SEC. JOEL VILLANUEVA
    #saTESDAmaychoiceka
    #SecJoelVillanueva
    #mrtrabaho

  44. @just: tama ndi nmn religious affliation ni Sec, Joel ang pinag uusapan dito.. Dapat minsan bago tayo magkumento eh yung aakma nman sa issue, ndi ung may masabi lng.. wag magpasikat!!!

  45. Ganyan talaga kapag mabunga. laging binabato.

    Ang galing galing mo kasi Joel Villanueva! pero please wag kang magpapadla sa mga ganyang politikang mga bagay. Hay nako

  46. Naniniwala kami na inosente sa kaso na yan si Villanueva. Kung korap siya edi sana walang scholars ang TESDA. at saka ang sinsabi nila na Pdaf na yan ay yung dati pa sa CIBAC partylist. e magkano lang ba ang pondo ng partylist no?? hello!
    yung mga wala naman kasi alam sa pulitika kung makapg kumento kala ko ang gagaling e haha!

    Naniniwala kami sayo Villanueva!

    Tuloy ang laban! Inggit lang yan pero wag na wag mag susuko! kung hahayaan natin na ganyan mga ungas na yan ay wala talaga tayo mapapala! – Joel Villanueva for Senator!!

  47. Villanueva is one of the threats para sa mga corrupt na politicians and probably, that’s why they want him out. I’m really impressed sa lahat ng accomplishments ni Sec. Villanueva and until he’s proven guilty, he remains innocent sa ipinupukol sa kanya. Lalabas rin ang katotohanan in the end.

  48. Do not judge the book by its cover, wag mong insultuhin ang pananampalataya ng tao truth seeker sayang ang nickname mo kabaligtaran, anyway mga bulag nga naman kayo sa dami ng ginawa ng ating Tesda Director d nio pa rin nakikita or sadyang bulag at bingi kayo pag dating sa katutuhana.gayunpaman naniniwala ako na si Sec Joel Villanueva ay May malinis na hangarin sa bansang Pilipinas at itoy nakikita sa kanyang mga gawa. D lingid sa lahat marami na siyang natutulungan at nakikita pa sa kanyang katauhan ang mapagkumbabang puso kayong walang mga gawain kundi manira ng kapwa …. Hoy gising sa ikabubuti ng ating bayan…

  49. Roldan Guerrero on

    This is how bad disorganized this government is, they are eating each other alive in pursuit of their personal advantages. We have seen how they abused their positions grossly at the expense of any body most disadvantageous to the Filipino people who trusted them but all of which are all in vain. This is a lesson everybody must consider and not to allow any of these croates to to be a part of the new government. Let us join hands in rebuilding this nation, that was greatly damaged by this administration. We can only do this and make this nation great again by not voting any LP candidate!

  50. Arthur Kent Holt on

    The political arena of the government is just consisted of two types of entities, the first ones are those who cling to desperate measures to discredit noble public servants and retain their ruling hand, and the other ones are those who stand up by their principles, who do their job with integrity, and rise up to the occasion even if it poses threat to their public character. Secretary Joel has been and will always be consistent. I sure bet that all of you who have posted negative comments against Sec. Joel made out a conclusion only out of this paper? No research, no personal counter, just mere hasty generalization, Right? Because that’s what the news say. We pretend to be ‘critical’ by posing what we deem is right based only on accusations and mockery. We even resolve to ad hominems and irrational arguments. We should know better than that. We should have known that Sec. Joel Villanueva has served for multiple terms in the congress laying out substantial reforms for our fellow countrymen through relevant laws, livelihood programs, scholarships, etc. We should have known that in the last SONA, it was boasted by the President himself that 7.8Million Filipinos has graduated from TESDA and over 90% of them are already part of labor force all in the name of National Development that is sustainable and inclusive. We should have known that SOJ De Lima has already dismissed the allegation against Sec. Joel last year reinforcing the fact that Sec. Joel’s signatures implicating him in the Pork Barrel Scame were indeed forged, thus becoming all part of a systemic fraud. Why bring it up now? Is it because he poses a threat to De Lima’s future endeavors in the Senate? We should have known that the real enemy of the state are those trapos who continuously mock the Filipinos by pocketing billions of taxes, disenfranchising the masses that truly support the uprising of the nation. Now tell me that Sec. Joel is not a good man and that he has not fulfilled his fundamental mandate to serve his God and his country, because everything says otherwise only proving how he has been true and accountable to the people. Frame him up all you want but I have learned that you will never ever be able to put a GOOD MAN down.

  51. Ganyan ang politics sa Pilipinas .. Pag tingin nila na walang maasahan sa iyo sa pera at at pag sunod sa agenda nila e echa puwera ka nila ..
    Huwag kang mag alala Joel sa dami ng natulungan mo sa cibac at lalo na rito sa Tesda ay nariyan sila at susuportahan ang ipaglalaban mo ..

  52. Mananaig pa rin ang kabutihan. Lalabas din ang katotohanan. God knows everything. :)

    I go for Sec. Joel Villanueva.

    • Sad to say that “truth” are only for spiritual aspect of life. Genuine believers must take “John 17:6 KJV They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” Spiritual men should live in spiritual realms of life, they cant mixed up with the unspiritual people.

      Furthermore Tesda Sec said: “…hindi ako umaatras sa kahit anong laban na ibinibigay sa akin ng aking mga kalaban sa pulitika,” This shouldn’t be a thought of a true believer, he must be taught to forgive!

  53. Arthur Kent Holt on

    The political arena of the government is just consisted of two types of entities, the first ones are those who cling to desperate measures to discredit noble public servants and retain their ruling hand, and the other ones are those who stand up by their principles, who do their job with integrity, and rise up to the occasion even if it poses threat to their public character. Sec. Joel has been and will always be consistent. I sure bet that all of you who have posted negative comments against Sec. Joel made out a conclusion only out of this paper? No research, no personal counter, just mere hasty generalization, Right? Because that’s what the news say. We pretend to be ‘critical’ by posing what we deem is right based only on accusations and mockery. We even resolve to ad hominems and irrational arguments. We should know better than that. We should have known that Sec. Joel Villanueva has served for multiple terms in the congress laying out substantial reforms for our fellow countrymen through relevant laws, livelihood programs, scholarships, etc. We should have known that in the last SONA, it was boasted by the President himself that 7.8Million Filipinos has graduated from TESDA and over 90% of them are already part of labor force all in the name of National Development that is sustainable and inclusive. We should have known that SOJ De Lima has already dismissed the allegation against Sec. Joel last year reinforcing the fact that Sec. Joel’s signatures implicating him in the Pork Barrel Scame were indeed forged, thus becoming all part of a systemic fraud. Why bring it up now? Is it because he poses a threat to De Lima’s future endeavors in the Senate? We should have known that the real enemy of the state are those trapos who continuously mock the Filipinos by pocketing billions of taxes, disenfranchising the masses that truly support the uprising of the nation. Now tell me that Sec. Joel is not a good man and that he has not fulfilled his fundamental mandate to serve his God and his country, because everything says otherwise only proving how he has been true and accountable to the people. Frame him up all you want but I have learned that you will never ever be able to put a GOOD MAN down.

    • Hi Mr. Holt,
      I appreciate your comment, please post more of the good traits, accomplishments of SEC.JOEL VILLANUEVA so that more people get to know him more…
      thank you..

  54. Si Villanueva ay patunay na may mga lingkod ng bayan pa rin na uunahin ang makapaglingkod sa mga tao kesa unahin ang sarili. Alam niyang magulo ang mundo ng pulitika pero mas pinili pa rin niya na tumulong kesa matakot sa mga bigwigs ng pulitika.

  55. He is just saying what’s really true about politics. minsan kahit akala mo kakampi mo e buwaya pala. Maraming lang talga naiinggit sa kanya dahil sa galing ng perforamance niya. we believe in you Sec JOel!

  56. When there is smoke. There is fire.
    Why not resign since your integrity is in question now before LP Cibak you from the cult.

    • YOU ARE WRONG!
      Don’t you know that there is a smoke machine? It creates artificial smoke, so if there is a smoke identify it if is artificial or real.
      You don’t know what you are talking about…
      (Huwag lang hindi maka sawsaw…)

  57. They want him out dahil hindi nila kayang pantayan ang mga nagawa na at gagawin pa ni Sec. Villanueva. Kung ang mga accomplishments ay lagi nga naman galing sa kanya, nga-nga silang lahat na puro pa epal Lang. Public service po at di self service. Di po natin Mai-kakaila na namamayagpag ang TESDA ngayon dahil sa maayos na pamamalakad.

  58. Joel really needs to be out, because we know Mar is playing dirty and Joel is playing clean. “Birds of same feather flock together.”

  59. Sa tindig palang at pananalita ni Sec.Joel ay marami ng tumitindig ang balahibo sa tindi ng pagkaingit palibhasa hindi makita ang ginagawa nilang tama samantalang si Sec.Joel ay tinagurian ng MrTrabaho ng ating bansa kaya naman naging masyado syang mabango at ayaw syang kasama ng mga bulok na namumuno ng bansa. Pero tingnan lang natin,baka sakaling mahawa sila sa kabanguhan ni Sec.Joel Villanueva.

  60. Yan ang napala mo Joel sa kapupulitika mo, dati mahilig ka din mag-akusa ng walang basehan!

  61. “Kapag ang puno ay hitik sa bunga pilit na binabato”… Sec Joel Villanueva ipagpatuloy mo lang kung ano ang nasimulan mo sa TESDA.. salamat dahil natulunga mo ang pamilya ko…

  62. Justice4everyone on

    Something fishy here, why should they go for 2.3 M case na kung tutuusin eh barya lang though I am not saying they should not but nsan na ung mga giant LPs n ndidiin dati with millions s PDAF scam. Also i noticed na may discrepancy s docs even nbi said halatang peke and docs, BUHAY name ng party list not CIBAC. May gustong protektahan n malaking isda at yung tao n mula sona 1~6 ng pangulo na pinupuri nya for accomplishment gustong sacrificial lamb. masabi lng n may nkasuhan n kpartido

  63. Anong ebidensya kay Joel Villanueva? Sana kayang patunayan ng DoJ. Sayang naman ang ginagastos nila sa pag-iimbestiga na papalpak lang pala.

  64. Inggit lang ang mga gustong magpatalsik kay Joel Villanueva. Mahirap ba talaga pumasok sa Malacanang ang mga may ginagawa para umunlad ang ating bansa? Kung sabagay totoo yan kc ayaw ng magnanakaw na may makasama na hindi magnanakaw at mas lalo ng hindi makakapasok ang hindi magnanakaw kung ang mga boboto ay bulag at mapanghusga sa mga ginagawang maganda ng gaya ng ginagawa ni Joel para sa masa. Ang daming nagkaroon ng trabaho sa loob at labas ng bansa ng dahil sa programa ng TESDA at yan ay sa pangunguna ni Joel Villanueva.

  65. I CONSISTENTLY STAND on this:

    NO ONE or NO CONTROVERSY can ever put a Good Man’s INTEGRITY & CREDIBILITY down. He will remain steadfast in fulfilling his Calling because the TRUTH is on his side.

    Sec Joel Villanueva, tuloy-tuloy nyo lang po ang paghahatid ng masayang pagbabago sa ating mga kababayan!

  66. Kapag mabunga ka pupukulin ka, hindi ng maliit na bato kundi hahanap ang tao saan mang lugar kait hindi sa sariling bakuran para ibato sau.

    Masyadong mabunga ka kasi Sec. Joel kaya ka kinaiingitan ng mga punong nakapaligid sau. Pero dahil ang mga bunga mo nmn ay hinog sa tamang panahon at ang puno ay nasa.tamang pundasyon, kahit gano kalaki ipukol sau.di ka tutumba.

    Kakalungkot lang tong mga taong inggetero sa paligid, hindi isinasalang-alang ang magandang nagagawa sa bayan ng mga taong inaakusahan,Baki hindi ipasilip sa COA ang acct kgya ng kay Estrada at Revilla at Binay.

    Kung kayu kayo magsisiraan, lulubog ang bayan sa kamay ng mga tunay na magnanakaw.

    Basta ako at maraming tao na kilala ko nakatanggap ng binipisyo ng Tesda at kung tumakbo man sI Sec.Joel cgurado panalo sya sa amin.

    God Bless Philippines!
    Peace to all!

  67. Scapegoat kng si Sec Joel, kawawa naman.. Kelangan ni De-Lima mg pa pogi!
    Kung mgnanakaw si Sec Joel Villanueva, e di sana Naglaho rin ang pondo ng TESDA eh! Kitang kita naman ang libo- libong trainees nila!

  68. Mar want you out because you are a crook moron.Jail crook VP Binay now the king of magnanakaw for plunder.

    • nagtapos sa ust ng commerce major in economics at gumawad ng leadership award sa nasabing pamantasan, nagtapos din Business Administration sa Harvard, at may honoris causa dr. of humanities PUP. alam mo tama ka crook moron ata si joel

    • Alam mo…wala talaga sa mukha ni Sec.Joel at tama ka, at ito pa lalong wala sa pagkatao at puso nya yung ganyan…Dapat kilalanin mo muna yung tao kaysa mag speculate ka ng negatibo sa kanya…
      Kahit sa panahon na congressman sya ng CIBAC, itanong mo sa DSWD main office kung aling Partylist ang may pinaka maraming natulungan, eh halos araw-araw 70% ng recepient doon eh recepient ng CIBAC…

      Eh ngayon sa TESDA marami ang gumanda ang buhay…sa mga graduate nila…nagbibibgay ng maraming welding machine at iba pa…

      Wala kang dapat ikatakot sa kanya…

  69. kasi ume-epal ka palagi. Dapat sa yo si Lord na lang ang panginoon mo, hindi si Pnoy, hehe. Pano ka ngayon? na etchepwera ka na, may kaso ka pa. Sino ba talaga kakampi mo?

    • dapat kasi hindi na lang niya ginalingan ‘yong trabaho nya bilang isang miyembro ng gabinete para hindi sya epal, ganun ba? chilax lang bro

    • Alam nyo sobra kayo kung maka comment…eh hindi nyo naman alam talaga ang story…sana ang banatan nyo eh yung si sec.JUN “ABERYA” ABAYA…MRT lang eh until now eh walang magawa…
      Samantalang sa TESDA marami ang gumanda ang buhay…
      Si DeLima gusto nya mag senador kaya ayun, isip talangka kasi..hinihila pababa yung iba…

  70. simply lang joey, just tell the big boss you will be a “to be or not to be a state witness” at seguradong mahihimasmasan yan si mar coming from big boss. Don’t let the yellow mafia drag you down with them after the big boss term in office.

    • Joel Villanueva…….pray harder and for your own good why not join the Iglesia ni Manalo? At least you will be assured of more than 2 million votes sold by the Kulto to the highest bidders.

  71. Samuel Santos on

    Without any hocus pocus – thru the use of PCOS machines – Villanueva won’t win as senator, anyway.

  72. Gusto ni Mar na matanggal si Villanueva sa LP sapagka’t yun po ang gusto ng mommy ni Mar at ni Korina. Sina Korina po at si mommy Roxas ang magpapatakbo ng bayan kapag nanalo si Mar sa 2016.

    • Ano iyong sagot no Joel V? “Paborito ako ni PresiNoynoy…. therefore, I am not guilty.” Ganoon ba iyon?
      … Seriously, Joel V, to be fair to the position he is holding and to the President that he is serving, Joel V should resign and attend to the charges. The charges are by gobyerno-Pilipinas, namely NBI and also by the Ombudsman Office, hind ito innuendoes printed in a Pinas tabloid or on a Youtube video.

    • to my humble knowledge, the DOJ just submitted their recommendations for prosecution to the Ombudsman, the Ombudsman would still conduct its own investigation and consider everything submitted before they file anything with the Sandiganbayan … again, it was just a recommendation, not a filed complaint …

    • wala pa pong kaso, wala pa silang napapatunayan, at walang mapapatunayan, puro inggit at paninira

  73. Pasensiya ka Joel, pumasok ka sa magulong mundo ng politika…bagay kulto nama kayo ng pinangangsiwaan ng tatay mo kaya bagay lang din siguro sa iyo yang nararanasan ninyo! Harapin mo ang bagay na ito kung alam mo sa puso mo, sa kaluluwa mo, sa isip mo, at sa kalakasan mo kung tunay at tama ka! Yun lang yun Joel…ano ka ba?

    • Dont judge the book by its own cover.. wag mong insultohin ang paniniwala ng tao..kulto ba kamo? Panu mo nasabi? Mahabag sana ang nasa ITAAS sa sinasabo mu..mabuti pa nga sya my pinaniniwalaan na Diyos..ikaw ba meron para mang insulto ka? Wala ka karapatan mag accused ng tao at beliefs..tignan mu muna dumi mu sa mukha bago ang iba..ikaw ba may nai contribute ka na ba sa bansa mu? Ask yourself first..

    • hi! truth seeker, maybe it is better to stay on the very essence of argument, this is not a question of religious affiliation this is about villanueva’s forged signature. and since you brought this out please could you justify your claim that jil is a cult. kase born again christian din ako at isa sa mga prinsipyo ng christians is to condemn the cult or any ritual practices, if im not mistaken they are also full gospel bible church. mag-ingat ka sana sa mga binibitiwan mong salita baka may mga masagasaan ka ibang tao at bigyan mo din sana ng hustisya yang pangalan mo “TRUTH SEEKER”

    • wala tayong karapatang humusga ng ibang tao. Wag naten husgahan sa itsura.. Nakikita nga nten sxa sa TV o sa mga news paper o naririnig nten ang pangalan nya sa mga radyo pero ang tanong kilala nyo ba sxa at nakakasama sa lahat ng pagkakataon para husgahan natin si Sec. Joel Villanueva?? At sa kung ano man pong sector kabilang si Sec. Joel labas po ito sa issue na kinakaharap nya ngayon.