5 'traders' of nomination for winning party-list collared

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm 

MANILA, May 27–Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested five persons accused of allegedly selling “seats” for partylist in the Congress for P1 million to P15 million during an entrapment operation at Sheraton Park Hotel in Malate, Manila, on Thursday.

The suspects were identified as Joel Correras Pelo; Mary Anne Fujiwera, a Japanese; Maria Elizabeth Pabalan; Fudenciano Malinao; and Wenceslao Malinao, all under the custody of the NBI-Field Operations Division.

The arrest came following the complaint of unnamed complainant.

Reports said the cost to supposed “seat” as representative of a party-list group range from P1 million to P15-million.

The suspects bragged their supposed connection with officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and even Malacanang in enticing their prospective victims.

A sketchy NBI report showed the five suspects were selling the nomination at the winning party list for P1-million.

According to an unnamed complainant, the suspects claimed their nominations will be processed by a certain Cheryl Barcelona, who they said was party-list’s coordinator.

And to be nominated in the party-list, the suspects asked between P10-million to P15-million, with a P1-million initial deposit.

Doubting the claim of the complainant, the victim went along with the suspects. Unknown to them, the complainant informed the NBI about their meeting at the Century Park Sheraton in Malate, Manila.

As soon as the suspects were found in possession of P1-M boodle money, the NBI agents swooped down on them and arrested them.

The NBI readies appropriate charges against the suspects. (PNA) RMA/JES

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  1. vaf on June 8th, 2010 11:55 pm

    FYI: The Alegged Buhay Party List Extortionist – the MALINAO couple , one of them Wenceslao Malinao, laguna, they were wrongly persecuted at idinamay sa entrapment, they were supposed to meet and be introduced to the group, to seek advice in helping them in the election protest RE : RECOUNT OF BALLOTS , when the entrapment occured, this couple is also a member of el shaddai group AND A GOOD FOLLOWER OF BRO. MIKE VELARDE FOR MANY YEARS (way back 2003), paano ka magiging extortionist ?????? They have devoted their lives, time and money for the good of religious group, and yet they were indicted by some el shaddai members, how horrible they are to persecute a person who also a member of their own religious sect , INVESTIGATE DEEPLY BEFORE GIVING PUBLIC STATEMENT!!! HOW COME A MAYORAL CANDIDATE WHO LOST IN THE RECENT ELECTION INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A MALACANANG PEOPLE, OR COMELEC PEOPLE, WHEREIN TRUTH AND IN FACT, HE IS ONLY SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN SO CALLED ELECTION FRAUD!!!! LOGIC LANG PO!!!, KAWAWA NAMAN PO ANG TAO, NATALO NA NGA, PINAKULONG PA….. PLEASE HELP TO INVESTIGATE INSTEAD OF ACCUSING A PERSON WRONGFULLY!!!!
    IF YOU ASK FOR THE CHARACTER OF THIS PERSON IN THEIR HOMETOWN IN CALAMBA, YOU WOULD KNOW HOW GOOD THEY ARE, HOW THEY HELP HIS COMMUNITY IN CALAMBA IN THEIR OWN LITTLE WAY………………….

  2. vaf on June 8th, 2010 11:57 pm

    FYI: The Alegged Buhay Party List Extortionist – the MALINAO couple , one of them Wenceslao Malinao, mayorality candidate of laguna, they were wrongly persecuted at idinamay sa entrapment, they were supposed to meet and be introduced to the group, to seek advice in helping them in the election protest RE : RECOUNT OF BALLOTS , when the entrapment occured, this couple is also a member of el shaddai group AND A GOOD FOLLOWER OF BRO. MIKE VELARDE FOR MANY YEARS (way back 2003), paano ka magiging extortionist ?????? They have devoted their lives, time and money for the good of religious group, and yet they were indicted by some el shaddai members, how horrible they are to persecute a person who also a member of their own religious sect , INVESTIGATE DEEPLY BEFORE GIVING PUBLIC STATEMENT!!! HOW COME A MAYORAL CANDIDATE WHO LOST IN THE RECENT ELECTION INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A MALACANANG PEOPLE, OR COMELEC PEOPLE, WHEREIN TRUTH AND IN FACT, HE IS ONLY SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN SO CALLED ELECTION FRAUD!!!! LOGIC LANG PO!!!, KAWAWA NAMAN PO ANG TAO, NATALO NA NGA, PINAKULONG PA….. PLEASE HELP TO INVESTIGATE INSTEAD OF ACCUSING A PERSON WRONGFULLY!!!!
    IF YOU ASK FOR THE CHARACTER OF THIS PERSON IN THEIR HOMETOWN IN CALAMBA, YOU WOULD KNOW HOW GOOD THEY ARE, HOW THEY HELP HIS COMMUNITY IN CALAMBA IN THEIR OWN LITTLE WAY………………….