Saturday, June 6, 2015

AMLC . . . My Hero

Just when you think justice in the Philippines has become extinct or "MAJ" (Mababayaran Ang Judge), the Avengers . . . I mean the AMLC gives us a glimmer of hope.

Bong Revilla bank records mirror Benhur Luy’s ledger – AMLC (GMA News)

"Between April 6, 2006 to April 28, 2010, Revilla and his immediate family made numerous deposits to their various bank accounts and placed investments totaling P87,626,587.63 within 30 days from the dates mentioned in Benhur Luy's ledger when Revilla, through Cambe, allegedly received commissions of rebates to his PDAF in cash," Anti-Money Laundering Council bank investigator Leigh Vhon Santos said on October 9, 2014 during the bail hearing of Revilla, who is facing plunder charges at the Sandiganbayan. (GMA News)

Santos is part of the AMLC team that investigated anomalies in Revilla's bank accounts on the heels of the PDAF scam revelation in late 2013. The team found that Revilla terminated his accounts and investments within the time news of the scandal broke out in the media. (Rappler)

Cambe is lawyer Richard Cambe, senior staff of Revilla, who is a co-accused in the graft and plunder charges filed against the senator. Both are currently detained at the PNP Custodial Center. (GMA News)

Strong Evidence (GMA News)

Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano, who serves as special prosecutor in the PDAF cases, said that Santos’ testimony is valuable to the prosecution panel since it proves Revilla benefitted directly from the scam. (GMA News)

“This just confirms Benhur Luy’s testimony. There were deposits to Revilla’s bank after eh. Doon mo talaga makikita na yung tinanggap ni Cambe nakarating kay Revilla,” he said. (GMA News)

Lame Defense

Lawyers of Revilla, Cambe, and Napoles blocked Santos' testimony, arguing that his knowledge as AMLC officer has nothing to do with the senator's plunder case. (Rappler) 

Convict Bong Now!

October 2014. The above is an amalgamation of news clips regarding the plunder case of Bong Revilla. Like the Virtual Vigilante said of Binay (Jail Jejomar Binay Now!), what are we waiting for? Convict and sentence Bong Revilla for plunder now! The foregoing discovery of Revilla’s corrupt money trail by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is the veritable “smoking gun”.

The AMLC is the Philippines’ financial intelligence unit and is composed of the Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as Chairman and the Commissioner of the Insurance Commission (IC) and the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as members. It acts unanimously in the discharge of its functions. Hence, in so far as a multi-government agency entity is concerned, the AMLC is a heavy-weight and it discharges its functions based on the unanimous decision of its council. The AMLC’s discovery and disclosure of Revilla’s corrupt money trail is not to be trifled with; yet, the lawyers of Revilla brushes it aside as irrelevant. Bong follows-up with his usual hollow bravura, that he would give away his money if he is proven guilty. How on earth can this blatant disregard for the facts get any mileage at all? Not for long, I hope.

Convict and sentence Bong Revilla for plunder now! And for the sake of every decent, law-abiding Filipino, let’s reinstate the death sentence for plunderers, so we can get rid of these human garbage once and for all!

AMLC does it again!

The Court of Appeals (CA) has granted the petition of the AMLC and has ordered the freezing of more than 200 bank accounts, investments, and insurance policies of Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Elenita Binay, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, and others linked to their family. (ABS-CBN News)

Finally, the first few nails in the coffins of the rotten and festering Binay family. Thanks to the efforts of the AMLC, perhaps the best marketing agency of the BIR. My taxes are actually being put to good use. Click the following link to read 23 pages of the 33 page CA order: CA Freezes Bank Accounts of Binay et al.

Another Lame Response

The Vice President has repeatedly said that the allegations are part of a demolition job by the Liberal Party against him. In particular, he said it would not be surprising if the AMLC was involved in a conspiracy to malign him and his family in light of his intention to run for president.

Kudos to the Liberal Party, the AMLC, the CA and every individual and entity involved in conspiring to expose all of this damning evidence against Binay, who is obviously unworthy to be the President of the Philippines. That's the problem when the bar of the presidency had been dragged to the pits during the brief stint of ERAP. Every Bong, Jinggoy and Binay now thinks he can aspire for the highest office in the land. Let this vetting of Binay et al be a fair warning to all these corrupt and mediocre trapos!

The greatest irony is that Binay et al would have gotten away with their grand plunder of Makati if they kept it local or stayed below the radar screen. They got greedy and way too ambitious, and now the day of reckoning has come.

Jail Binay et al Now!

Like the Virtual Vigilante said nine (9) months ago, jail Binay et al for plunder now and, for the sake of the Philippines, the COMELEC and the Supreme Court should disqualify the old man and his entire brood from running for any elected office forever!