Counsel of ‘tanim-bala’ victim asks Ombudsman to investigate scam

By , on December 12, 2015


Gloria Ortinez in the Senate probe on the bullet planting scam (Screenshot from Inquirer.net footage)
Gloria Ortinez in the Senate probe on the bullet planting scam
(Screenshot from Inquirer.net footage)

MANILA—A lawyer of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who claimed to be a victim of ‘tanim-bala’ scam at the Ninoy International Airport asked yesterday the Office of the Ombudsman to conduct a separate investigation on the ‘tanim-bala’ scam following the release of the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) report.

Spocky Farolan, attorney of a tanim-bala scam victim, Gloria Ortinez, said yesterday that NBI’s report was influenced by President Benigno Aquino III.

The NBI findings identified Aviation Security Group cops and Office for Transportation Security (OTS) personnel as the individuals behind the scam. The agency denied any involvement of a syndicate group.

Farolan believes that there are high ranking officials of NAIA who are also involved in the scam that has victimized several passengers, mostly OFWs.

He hopes that the Ombudsman would include Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Jose Angel Honrado in an investigation he proposed.

“It is sad that the NBI appears to have balanced things out. Even if we believe in their findings that there really is such tanim-bala scheme, we are afraid that they announced that there was no syndicate because it was what the Chief Executive said. They have to stand by such pronouncement,” Farolan was quoted as saying in a Philippine Star report.

Even the Department of Justice (DOJ) who ordered the NBI to conduct an investigation on the scam believes in the possibility of a syndicate behind the scam.

“Yes, we are not closing our door to that possibility. What the NBI said in this report is that based on information gathered during the limited period of investigation, there was no likelihood of a syndicate,” DOJ Undersecretary Emmanuel Caparas said in the same report.

The investigation on the tanim bala scam will continue, Caparas told the Philippine Star.

The NBI has filed criminal charges against 2 OTS personnel and 4 ASG cops over their involvement in the ‘tanim-bala’ scam.

  • Avery_23

    I am against corruption that’s why I am against corrupt ombytchwoman cunntcheater capro morales!

    Carpio-Morales is a corrupt ombudsman, neglecting her job in order to advance the interest of the Liberal Party of the Philippines. Erineo “Ayong,” Maliksi, a Liberal Party member’s graft and corruption case was dismissed by the court due to “inordinate delays” by Carpio-Morales even though the court found “reasonable ground to believe that an offense has been committed.”. “’Suffice it to state that based on obtaining facts, there is reasonable ground to believe that an offense has been committed. Be that as it may, however, it behooves the Court to state that the other ground of inordinate delay … is an overriding consideration…’ the court said in its resolution”. “The court also noted that the Ombudsman only released the joint resolution finding probable cause July 8, 2014, four years after the consolidation of the three cases. The resolution did not even include the third PCSO complaint, the court said. ” newsinfo**Inquirer**Net/673013/govt-seeks-reinstatement-of-case-vs-maliksi

    newsinfo**inquirer**net/670067/graft-rap-vs-ex-cavite-governor-dismissed-over-ombudsmans-inordinate-delay

    2. Why do you praise ombytchwoman Cunntcheater corruptbytch when she hasn’t won a single big case against the corrupt like GMA, in fact only not guilty verdicts are out?

    3. I filed a case against the FDA with overwhelming evidence and I lost!WTF!!!!

    Ang alam ko number 1 corrupt si ombytchwoman as she was entrusted with the power to counter corruption yet she condones corruption!

    The FDA is extremely corrupt. List of people at the FDA and DOH who are corrupt: Atty Romela Devera, Sec. Garin, Dr. Miriam Sales, Atty. Lutero III, Jesusa Cirunay, Dr. Peter Glenn Chua, Agnette Peralta, MArivic Paulino, Atty. Jasper Lascano and Atty. Emilio Polig and former employees: Sec. Ona, FDA chief Suzette Lazo, FDA chief Kenneth Hartigan-Go (and now undersecretary of Health)! are extremely corrupt!

    Wicked_Lia(r) said, ” mukhang kilala mo ang mga tao sa FDA aH!

    nakakatransaksyones mo ba?

    lahat naman ng ahensya may mga BULOK……..”

    Yan na! Inamin ng corrupt silang mga N0ytard at MARnanakaw!

    Why hasn’t Ombytchwoman Cunntcheater Capro MoralLess Corruptbytch held Purusama in contempt of court by violating the suspension order on him? Corrupt much?

    How come Ombytchwoman Cunntcheater Capro MoralLess Corruptbytch hasn’t filed charges against anyone in the North Rail project scandal? Corrupt much? wwwmbcomph/what-happened-to-northrail/

    For the information of the bloggers:

    Read Atty Salumbides et al vs. Ombudsman, G.R. no. 180917 promulgated by the Supreme Court on April 23, 2010.” This is one of the last decisions written by former Justice Carpio-Morales now, the Ombudsman herself. While the petitioners prayer for the extension of the “doctrine of condonation” was rejected because it can only be available to elective officials, Carpio-Morales asserted the doctrine of condonation and cited several cases to wit:

    “More than 60 years ago, the Court in Pascual v. Hon. Provincial Board of Nueva Ecija17c?a issued the landmark ruling that prohibits the disciplining of an elective official for a wrongful act committed during his immediately preceding term of office. The Court explained that “[t]he underlying theory is that each term is separate from other terms, and that the reelection to office operates as a condonation of the officer’s previous misconduct to the extent of cutting off the right to remove him therefor.”18c?a

    The Court should never remove a public officer for acts done prior to his present term of office. To do otherwise would be to deprive the people of their right to elect their officers. When the people elect[e]d a man to office, it must be assumed that they did this with knowledge of his life and character, and that they disregarded or forgave his faults or misconduct, if he had been guilty of any. It is not for the court, by reason of such faults or misconduct[,] to practically overrule the will of the people.19c?a

    Lizares v. Hechanova, et al.20c?a replicated the doctrine. The Court dismissed the petition in that case for being moot, the therein petitioner “having been duly reelected, is no longer amenable to administrative sanctions.”21c?a

    Ingco v. Sanchez, et al.22c?a clarified that the condonation doctrine does not apply to a criminal case.23c?a Luciano v. The Provincial Governor, et al.,24c?a Olivarez v. Judge Villaluz,25c?a and Aguinaldo v. Santos26echoed the qualified rule that reelection of a public official does not bar prosecution for crimes committed by him prior thereto.

    Consistently, the Court has reiterated the doctrine in a string of recent jurisprudence including two cases involving a Senator and a Member of the House of Representatives.27c?a

    Salalima v. Guingona, Jr.28c?a and Mayor Garcia v. Hon. Mojica29reinforced the doctrine. The condonation rule was applied even if the administrative complaint was not filed before the reelection of the public official, and even if the alleged misconduct occurred four days before the elections, respectively. Salalima did not distinguish as to the date of filing of the administrative complaint, as long as the alleged misconduct was committed during the prior term, the precise timing or period of which Garcia did not further distinguish, as long as the wrongdoing that gave rise to the public

    official’s culpability was committed prior to the date of reelection.” (end of quote)

    Did Morales forgot her recent decision before she left the Supreme Court? Why did she reasserted the “doctrine of condonation” as to elective officials when she was still a member of the Supreme Court yet now, conveniently urged the Supreme Court to revisit the time honored doctrine (60 years)? For convenience?

    Are you saying that the Supreme Court was consistently wrong in a string of several cases for 60 years reiterating the said doctrine and you are the only one correct Sereno? Are you saying that Capio-Morales was also wrong considering that the decision penned by Carpio-Morales was decided by a “court en banc”?

    “As for San Pedro, his administrative liability was rendered moot and academic owing to his reelection in the same position in 2010,” she said, referring to a Supreme Court doctrine that condones the administrative liability of an elected public official for a past offense once that official is reelected for a fresh term.

    Kaya pala! (No wonder!)

    Proof that N0ytard is condoning corruption:

    wwwabs-cbnnewscom/video/nation/10/23/15/pnoy-defends-govt-workers-bribery-corruption-issues

    TangInang N0ytard! Kaya pala inignore yung complaint ko against the FDA, DOH, etc. He is condoning the corrupt practices of government employees! Doesn’t N0ytard know that those government employees are extorting money from the public? If we do not give, they won’t give us a permit, just like what happened to me! And I reported it to ombitchwoman and she dismissed the case.

    Once more N0ytard blames the victims:

    pinoytrendingnew**net/i-feel-sorry-for-the-airport-security-personnel-wrongly-embroiled-on-the-tanim-bala-issue-pnoy/

    philsta**com/metro/2015/11/24/1525267/noy-tanim-bala-just-3-34-m-travelers

    Blaming the victims once more and I thought he was anti-corruption? Isn’t one incident, one too many?

    Even MARnanakaw admits that there’s massive corruption: philsta**com/police-metro/2015/11/27/1526400/mar-inamin-na-bigo-ang-daang-matuwid

    www philstar com/headlines/2015/12/10/1531041/noy-fight-vs-corruption-it-takes-two-tango Uh0oh! Fault of the victims again.

    “Abaya should be held liable as he signed the supposedly anomalous contract.” newsinfo inquirer net/745198/poe-disappointed-as-ombudsman-spares-abaya-in-graft-charges

  • Avery_23

    Ombytch is corrupt so nothing’s gonna happen.