1st-APLUMA! Conspiracy theory PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2011 14:32

By ISMAEL AMIGO

MANILA – Hands…salute! We salute the heroism of 12-year-old Janela Arcos Lelis, a sixth-grader who, amid the fury of raging flood waters courtesy of typhoon “Juaning” that slammed her hometown, saved the Philippine flag. 

This feat is normally associated with battle-weary soldiers in the battlefields but lo and behold, Janela will go down in history as the youngest to receive such a rare national accolade.

It may never cost a hundred bucks the cute little Philippine flag that was pinned on her left collar last week is enough remind us all the essence of her deed for indeed our flag, the Philippine Flag symbolizes everything that we have as Filipinos; yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Conspiracy theory

The wheels of the Senate “inquiry in aid of legislation” over the now infamous Philippine National Police chopper deal finally got rolling last Thursday.
Conspiracy among top police officials and several private individuals hung in the air over the P105-million chopper deal for who would sign the deal; certify that two (2) of the three (3) choppers were brand-new.

“Of course there are indications [of a conspiracy]” Director Samuel Pagdialo told Sen. Panfilo Lacson and members of the Senate blue ribbon committee.
Pagdilao is the head of the PNP’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), which spearheads the probe on the chopper mess.
Expectedly, FG Mike Arroyo, brother and Negros representative Iggy, were a no-show but they were allegedly the stars of the show at the height of the chopper deal transaction during the term of PGMA, now Pampanga Rep.

The former FG vehemently denied on his role of this “chopped-off” chopper deal (as in, would you believe, walang kinalaman) but too much has already been said on the networks and printed on national dailies about his starring role on this.

His lawyers got a reprieved over his “invitation” by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee thanks to FG’s medical engineers who engineered (is it a surgical alibi?) their client is suffering a heart ailment that requires prime medical attention abroad.

Before, it was: “Talk to my lawyers.” Now, it’s: “Talk to my doctors.”    

On his way out?
Life just seems so unfair for Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez.

Wonder why?
It’s like this: Controversies love to dwell on his shadows.

Wherever he goes, or since the time he stepped into the District of Aduana (our own created noun of the place in Port Area Manila where the customs offices is located) issues go with him.

First, there was the issue on “golf scorecard cheating” that exploded like a megaton hydrogen bomb on national tri-media (TV-RADIO-PRINT).

Well, he got away with it but, according to radio commentators this will forever hound him on his persona as customs commissioner saying: “If he can cheat on a friendly game of golf so he can in life’s other games.”

He never did that, Alvarez told the media pointblank.

Now he’s deep at it again but he’s unfazed by calls for his resignation and instead he pushed it on and filed smuggling charges against consignees and brokers allegedly “responsible for the disappearance of cargoes loaded in 1,900 containers bound for Batangas from the Port of Manila.”

In a press briefing at the Department of Justice, Comm. Alvarez named respondents in the case as officials and representatives of Sea Eagle Trading, LCN Trading and Moncelian Enterprises. Henceforth, they are no longer allowed to do business with the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

But, but, but. Watabout this we heard from the grapevine Comm.?

President Noy has allegedly already talked to losing senatorial candidate in Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon.

Palace insiders begged off from confirming the gist of the President Noy-Ruffy private talk but a media leak pointed the possibility of Ruffy replacing Sir Tolits at customs.Email: esns03@yahoo.com/Mobile: 0915-5517486