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Glock_19_9x19
01-23-2007, 20:21
Buti pa sya....

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view_article.php?article_id=45279

3kings
01-23-2007, 21:08
20guns = private army

Capt.Barbel
01-23-2007, 22:02
saang gera ba sasabak c manny?

choi_tan2000
01-24-2007, 00:48
grabe na namn o unfair . 20 guns is too muchhhhhhhhhhhhh.

sobraa grabeeh they just showing our countrymen that their law depends on how rich u r.the comelec director ba or whatever . kelangan daw ni many for protection kasi dami sya pera. but how about us we also need protection. for our family. where not applying for 20 guns we only asking one...........

makonsyensya naman sana sila.. we also have our rights to protect our family and self.....

unfairrrrrr...

toxic
01-24-2007, 00:57
May Treat DAW kase ..Clear and present Danger... Target ng Kidnapping and besides being a celebrity well connected...oh well some guys have all the Luck.

choi_tan2000
01-24-2007, 01:06
sana di nlng nt nalaman hehe.

pero unfair talga.. marami pa bodygurd nya sa senador ah. one time i saw our vice press. isang car lang ang back up. maybe around 8 no more than ten ang bodyguards nya...

im not against many btw.. i hate the comelec men there. proud pa sya na dami nya inaward na exemtions kay many. eh ung frend ko nga na afp and nbi isa lang approved. eh nasa field pa sya mas prone sa battle.

btw they just showing how nuts their head is.

sory mga sirs i am racting so much. unfair talaga. lagay na loob ko na ala tau exemptions pero pag may ganito blita nakakalungkot. our laws are so inconsistent and bias.

mikey177
01-24-2007, 01:32
from the Inquirer article...
During that visit, Pacquiao met his one-time promoter, Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos Sr., and appealed to the public to support the agency during the election period.

'Nuff said :sad:

isuzu
01-24-2007, 19:28
Originally posted by toxic
May Treat DAW kase ..Clear and present Danger... Target ng Kidnapping and besides being a celebrity well connected...oh well some guys have all the Luck.

What threat? He could box his way out of trouble!:supergrin: Seriously, 20 firearms is waaaay overboard! And the Comelec Chair is plain DUMB! 20 firearms by an individual or a group = PRIVATE ARMY!

KevlarSix
01-24-2007, 19:39
I'm sure most of the exemptions are from his rich businessman friends na singit lang niya. I'm pretty sure of it.

bertud ng putik
01-25-2007, 03:17
palku yang comelec kahit kelan........................
pera pera lang ang katapat nyan eh....................:upeyes:

flash1919
01-25-2007, 07:08
si paquiao nanalo sa boxing sa tate malaki pera inuwi, binigyan pa ng gobyerno ng isang milyon. mga sundalo namatay kahahabol ng abu sayaf binigyan ng one hundred thousand, ganyan ka "fair" ang gobyerno!

JuDGe
01-25-2007, 22:20
By: Jeffrey C. Tiangco

DEPARTMENT of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Wencelito Andanar admitted that boxing sensation Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s armed bodyguards posed as a problem.

“Pacquiao is considered as a folk hero. Pero tiyak marami ang magrereklamo,” Andanar told reporters covering the weekly Fernandina forum in Greenhills, San Juan.

Andanar was referring to the gun ban exemptions granted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to Pacquiao’s 20 bodyguards last Wednesday.

Andanar said that according to the rules, as provided by the Philippine National Police, VIP’s, politicians and candidates as well, are allowed to have only two armed bodyguards.

“The grant of gun ban exemptions and the number of bodyguards will definitely be questioned, particular na aangal ang mga hindi mapagkakaloobanng gun ban exemption sa kahalintulad na bilang ng baril.” Andanar added.

The Comelec, earlier, claimed that Pacquiao is considered as a “high profile celebrity” in justifying the grant of gun ban exemptions for “Pacman’s” 20 bodyguards.

The gun ban has been enforced all over the country since January 15 in connection with the scheduled May 14 national and local election or as what the Comelec called as the election period.

The Comelec and the PNP in a memorandum of agreement vowed to go after those who are maintaining more than the allowed number of bodyguards which is considered as having their private army.

Earlier, Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez asked PNP Director General Oscar Calderon to arrest the armed bodyguards of the disgraced Manila Congressman Mark Jimenez who was convicted by U.S. court due to tax fraud, and illegal campaign contribution to the candidacy of then U.S. President Bill Clinton that led to his ouster from the Philippine Congress.

JuDGe
01-25-2007, 22:39
A group of journalists on Friday criticized the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for exempting 20 firearms issued to Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and his security aides from its election gun ban.

National Press Club director Joel Egco told DZMM that COMELEC should be fair in handling applications for gun ban exemption.

"There are groups who [criticize] COMELEC's special treatment for Manny Pacquiao...[A man with] twenty firearms [can form] a private army," he said.

COMELEC approved Pacquiao’s application for gun ban exemption barely a week after he filed his application on January 19.

COMELEC Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer said that the firearms were exempted because of threats against the boxer and his family.

"We know who he (Pacquiao) is. We know his status. If even just one member of his family is kidnapped, it would mean millions," Ferrer said.

Police recently claimed that the Pentagon kidnap-for-ransom group was planning to abduct a member of Pacquiao's family.

The group reportedly went to Pacquiao's hometown of General Santos City to kidnap his mother Dionisia. The plan, however, was thwarted after police and military escorts were provided to Pacquiao and his family.

bertud ng putik
01-26-2007, 04:55
Originally posted by flash1919
si paquiao nanalo sa boxing sa tate malaki pera inuwi, binigyan pa ng gobyerno ng isang milyon. mga sundalo namatay kahahabol ng abu sayaf binigyan ng one hundred thousand, ganyan ka "fair" ang gobyerno!

oo nga! yan ang arroyo govt.! ang galing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:animlol:

mikey177
01-26-2007, 05:03
Originally posted by JuDGe
...Police recently claimed that the Pentagon kidnap-for-ransom group was planning to abduct a member of Pacquiao's family.

The group reportedly went to Pacquiao's hometown of General Santos City to kidnap his mother Dionisia. The plan, however, was thwarted after police and military escorts were provided to Pacquiao and his family.

In short, the police are indirectly admitting just how idiotic this concept of a gun ban is, since only law-abiding citizens follow it while criminals do not.

OrlyBrown
01-26-2007, 15:51
Talaga ang politico sa ating, basta pera ang usapan, champion sila. magkano kaya ang binigay ni Pacman sa mga tauhan ng comelec at sa PNP official?

binoy
01-27-2007, 18:37
Still on Pacquiao's excemption ..

http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/editorial/view_article.php?article_id=46055

nitrox920
01-29-2007, 08:04
Whats with you Com.Ferrer of the Comelec....you grant Manny Pacquiao 20 gun ban exemptions right away.

You should have granted those 20 exemptions to our Army and Police officers/personnels.

just to remind you commissioner that the police and populatin ratio in the Philippines is 1 = 1200. thats 1 police to 1,200 people.
the time you spent signing those exemption to manny should have been put in good used if you have approved those to our police and army personnel.

bagito
02-09-2007, 06:30
$5-M reward should go to the Marine Corps


By Ramon Tulfo
Inquirer
Last updated 02:32am (Mla time) 01/30/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- I’d like to thank my friends who texted me their reaction to my column on Saturday about the vision I had in India during my 10-day spiritual sojourn there.

One of them was fellow columnist Jarius Bondoc. He said that God does not curse His creatures, even “sinners like you and me.”

Jarius, I wasn’t referring to God when I mentioned that I wanted a “curse I may have that led to my present predicament.” I was referring to the gods in this country.

One of these gods is Oscar Calderon, Philippine National Police chief. He thinks that I should kneel down before him in order for me to get a permit to carry my licensed gun.

As you well know, Jarius, I need to carry a gun for my protection because of threats to my life.

Calderon hasn’t given me a reason for his refusal to give me a permit when all his predecessors did so.

I hate to invoke this since I’m not in the habit of tooting my horn, but the PNP should give me a permit to carry a gun if only out of a sense of gratitude.

Early last year, the police antinarcotics task force raided a drug flea market near the Pasig City Hall based on a tip my brother Erwin and I provided the PNP. We had somebody get inside the flea market with a hidden video camera. Afterward, we reported our find to then PNP chief Arturo Lomibao.

Erwin and I received medals for that act of civic consciousness. Now, our lives are in danger from the syndicate that ran the flea market.

If Calderon could give permits to carry to boxer Manny Pacquiao for his 20 guns, why can’t he do the same for me?

I approached a higher god, Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno, after Calderon’s repeated refusal of my request.

I thought Puno would be of help since his brother Dong is my close friend and compadre. But Puno refuses to talk to me. I have no problem obtaining an exemption from the gun ban from the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Chair Benjamin Abalos knows my situation and has promised to give me an exemption, as long as I can get a gun-carry permit from the PNP.

Does this mean I have to pay obeisance to the highest god, in the same category as Jupiter, so I can be given a permit?

* * *

Why is it that whenever a warrant of arrest is issued against persons charged with libel by a powerful figure, it almost always comes out late Friday?

Is it because the accused won’t have a chance to post bail if he gets arrested on Saturday or Sunday since courts are closed on weekends?
A Quezon City Regional Trial Court issued arrest warrants for Erwin, Raffy and I on Friday afternoon. Erwin was able to post his bail, but Raffy and I couldn’t since I was writing this column and Raffy was doing his radio program.

The two of us had to sleep outside our homes for the weekend in case the police came knocking.

* * *

The Marines who killed Abu Sayyaf senior leader Jainal Antel Sali, alias Abu Sulaiman, won’t get the $5 million price on his head, since they were doing their job.

They’ve been given medals and promotions.

The money will go to an informant who gave away Sulaiman’s whereabouts, according to the military.

Cow dung! That was a chance encounter. Nobody tipped off the authorities to Sulaiman’s hideout.

Don’t be surprised if somebody materializes from thin air to claim the $5 million.

The US government, the source of the reward money, should be wise to the corrupt ways of some of our government people.

If Uncle Sam really wants to hand out the reward, it should be given to the Philippine Marine Corps. The money, equivalent to P250 million, would go a long way toward improving the morale of the AFP’s “fightingest” unit.

jlkwison
02-09-2007, 13:32
Hope Comelec hurries up with my bro's norc excemption so he can bring it home already...he bought it last Dec and whats today...hmmm Feb 10 already. Well, he might as well wait for the end of the ban. :supergrin: