President Aquino on Tuesday finally admitted seeing Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and three other senators in Malacanang at the height of the impeachment trial of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Mr. Aquino’s admission came a day after Revilla divulged in his privileged speech the meeting between him and the President. Revilla and the rest of his colleagues in the Senate were acting as senator-judges during the trial of Corona, who was eventually booted out of office.
However, Aquino denied influencing or persuading the lawmaker from Cavite to vote guilty for the impeachment of Corona during their meeting.
The President said he merely asked the senator if there are forces or factors from the outside that may influence the decision of the senator-judges and he reminded Revilla to vote based on the merits of the case.
I almost fell from my seat when I heard the President making such a statement. Of all people, why would you call an opposition senator who belongs to the Lakas party, an ally of Corona, to Malacanang just to remind him to vote based on the evidence presented before the Senate?
You gotta be kidding Mr. President!!!
Granting Mr. President, sir, the meeting was official in nature and there was nothing wrong with it, why did it seem so clandestine that bodyguards were left behind and Revilla was chauffeured by no less than the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government to the Palace?
These are the questions that the public would like to be honestly answered by the leader they put into office.
As United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) spokesman Toby Tianco puts it, “niloloko niyo ba kami”?
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Lending institutions and individual creditors beware!
I recently heard a story from a friend in Batangas that a businessman, who also introduces himself as a medical doctor, is wanted by several lending institutions and individual creditors in the province.
According to the story, the businessman, alias “Rhyan Balagtas”, owes several financial institutions and individuals over P100 million. Some of his debt dates as far back as 2008.
Balagtas, who reportedly owns several dozens of fish cages and an aqua farm in the province, started his multi-million business by borrowing money from these lending institutions and individual creditors several years ago.
The story also says that one of these persons who lent Balagtas more than P50 million has hit rock bottom and needs to get his business rolling but he could no longer locate this “estafador” to get his money back.
The poor man tried to reach Balagtas at his farm, known only as “Balagtas Aqua Farm” but the employees told him they have not seen their boss for a long time.
This rotten businessman, who introduces himself sometimes as Dr. Balagtas, turned out to be a fake medical doctor since has no license from the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).
So, if this “Rhyan Balagtas” approaches you and tries to borrow money for his business expansion…DO NOT ENTERTAIN this unscrupulous businessman.