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P-Noy won't open his bank accounts to public; Critics slam him for not fulfilling his campaign promise to do so
According to a Philippine Daily Inquirer article written by Christian V. Esguerra and Norman Bordadora, "President Benigno Aquino III is not waiving his right under the laws to keep his bank accounts confidential even after Renato Corona’s removal as Chief Justice for untruthful declaration of wealth."
Published on: Jun 1, 2012 - 3:05pm

According to a Philippine Daily Inquirer article written by Christian V. Esguerra and Norman Bordadora, "President Benigno Aquino III is not waiving his right under the laws to keep his bank accounts confidential even after Renato Corona’s removal as Chief Justice for untruthful declaration of wealth." Still, as the report stated, "deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte confirmed that Aquino declared during the presidential campaign in 2010 that he would waive his privilege of secrecy under the country’s banking laws if elected president." It's just that, as Valte clarified, P-Noy just won't be doing that right now. The report did not indicate if Aquino has set a date to make his bank accounts public.

 

It goes without saying that P-Noy's move has left many baffled.

 

InterAksyon.com reports that on Friday, June 1, Bayan Muna partlylist Rep. Teodoro Casiņo Jr. expressed his disappointment over P-Noy's decision of "shelving his 2010 presidential campaign promise of waiving his rights under the Bank Secrecy Law and open his bank accounts to the public. " The report quoted Casiņo, who said, "President Aquino missed the point entirely. Due to our bank secrecy laws, the waivers become the litmus test for public officials to show that they are transparent and have nothing to hide. The question now is, may tinatago ba siya (The question now is, is he hiding something)?"

 

The InterAksyon.com report pointed out that P-Noy is "apprehensive that he might be subjected to political persecution if he makes his bank accounts public." Casiņo said that the president's apprehension "is misplaced." Casiņo pointed out: "Palusot 'yan [That's a lame excuse]. He may simply address the waiver to the Ombudsman so that not just anyone can access or invent anything in his accounts."

 

For more on this story, log on to Inquirer.net and InterAksyon.com.

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18 Comments
  • mylourd
    ako na lang magpirma sa kanya, kaya ko naman ipa-photoshop ang pirma niya tapos ilagay ko sa waiver niya. :D
    Jun 07 2012 @ 07:34pm     Reply  
  • cde
    Paano, isa siya sa mga Bobo na bumoto at nabingwit ng Hook,Line & Sinker! In other words isa ding Masang Tanga!
    Jun 04 2012 @ 08:24pm     Reply  
  • abc
    Bakit utak talangka?
    Jun 04 2012 @ 03:26pm     Reply  
  • Juan Tha Mad
    Naglabasan na naman ang mga utak talangka ...
    Jun 04 2012 @ 03:14pm     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    What can we expect from this Pnoy. Now, he had what he hoped for, the result of the impeachment.
    I agree with you about Aquino being in power and Marcos not involved in Aquino's death. Tama naman si obelisk bakit ba naging bayani si Ninoy, namatay lang naman sa tarmac. Marami kasi sa mga pilipino, parang ayaw mag isip. Sabi nga ni FILIPINA AKO, sometimes we only need to think. Sayang wala pa rin sya dito sa spot, hindi ko tuloy mabasa ang mga comments nya.
    To her, sana maging ok na sya at makasama na uli natin sya dito sa spot.

    @Ambo Ryan,
    you mentioned her in your first comment, sana nga mabasa na natin comment nya para marami tayong mapag usapan sa mga feeds. Hindi naman sa wala tayong pinag uusapan kaya lang, nakaka miss lang ang mga input nya.
    Jun 04 2012 @ 10:38am     Reply  
  • Ambo Ryan
    @ danding cojuangco,

    Ikaw na ang nagsasabi niyan ha? pero bakit ba? ano ang atraso sa iyo at pinayari mo sa tarmac?alam kong maraming conspiracy theories sa kanya, gaya noong involved siya doon sa paghagis ng granada sa Plaza Miranda at halos malipol ang mga kapartido niyang Liberal Party, o kaya kaya yung marami siyang ipinahamak ang mga buhay ng Pinoy sa Sabah dahil ibinulgar niya publicly yung Jabidah incident, o kaya ang pagtatag ni Kumander Dante ng NPA sa Tarlac, at marami pang dark secrets...
    Jun 04 2012 @ 12:58am     Reply  
  • danding cojuangco
    it was me! chos!
    Jun 04 2012 @ 12:09am     Reply  
  • Ambo Ryan
    @obelisk,

    Di ba katangahan yung HOOK,LINE.& SINKER kang maniniwala na mga Santo at Santa ang Cojuangco-Aquino family. Ang Masang t*ng* at Yellow mob tingin nila Santa si Cory eh at Demonyo si Mackoy di ba? hindi nila alam ang Dark secrets ng mga pamilyang ito. Si Ninoy ang daming dark secrets noon, kaya nga niyari siya eh.Sino ang yumari? nope, hindi si Mackoy!
    Jun 03 2012 @ 08:45pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    On the contrary, obelisk, Cory never wanted to be president. She got pushed into the fray because of the circumstances of her husband's assassination at the hands of the Marcos military. Eventually she got drafted to challenge Marcos when he made the mistake of calling for snap polls in '85, because opposition stalwarts then like Laurel, Salonga, were perceived to not have a chance in hell of beating the dictator. We all know what happened in February '86. And now this country suffers Cory's spawn running all over the place. Frack!
    Jun 03 2012 @ 04:33pm     Reply  
  • obelisk
    @Ambo Ryan,
    Hindi naman kita minention by name, pero kaya ko nasabi na "binoto niyo yan" eh kasi siya yung nanalo sa botohan. Hindi naman siguro siya mananalo sa eleksyon kung hindi siya iboboto ng masa, diba? Pero I agree, pero I wouldn't call them t*ng* naman. Palibhasa kasi ang ipinapalabas ng media ay ginagawa nilang santo yung magasawang Aquino, which is hindi naman. Ano ba ang ginawa nila? Yung isa, binaril lang sa airport, naging santo na sa mata ng iba, yung isa naman nagsulong ng rally, iniisip nila na si Cory ay isang "Liberator" daw. Sana naman wag silang magpapaniwala masyado sa mga pinapalabas sa TV. May bata nga na ininterview, idol daw niya si Cory. Pshh...Hindi nga niya inabutan ang regime ni Cory, tapos masasabi niya yung mga bagay na yun? Gamitin lang ang utak sana minsan ng iba, para hindi nauuto ng media.
    Jun 03 2012 @ 12:08pm     Reply  
  • Jai
    Sana matuto na ang mga Pilipino sa pagboto. Hayyy. Wala naman napatunayan yan si Noynoy sa kahit pa nung sa senado, sikat lang kase mga magulang at kapatid.
    Jun 02 2012 @ 09:46pm     Reply  
  • Ambo Ryan
    @obelisk,

    Sino mi sabi sa iyong binoto ko iyan? GORDON -BAYANI ang mga manok.Marami lang kasing Masang Tanga at panatikong Yellow Zombie Army kaya nanalo iyan!
    Jun 02 2012 @ 08:39pm     Reply  
  • obelisk
    Now, calling PNOY gay is just...unintelligible. But, I agree with him on one part. He should spare us his speeches. Well, binoto boto niyo yan eh, a guy who hides behind the shadow of his parents. Even I think Marcos contributed more beneficial things to the nation than Cory. Did you ever observe PEOPLE POWER from a politician's point of view? Kung kayo eh gusto niyo ding maging presidente, syempre you would use words. You would use words as a weapon against a dictator. Cory just wanted to become a president, that's why she rallied the filipinos.

    Back to the issue at hand, dapat panindigan niya yung mga sinasabi niya. Nung hearing ni Corona, ang galing niya magsalita! Grabe! Napapabilib ako...NOT! Salita siya ng salita, tapos ayaw niya panindigan yung mga pinagdadadaldal niya ngayon?! Wala pala siyang prinsipyo eh. He should have the balls to follow his word to the end! Ganyan ba ang presidente ng pilipinas? No. We deserve someone better. Pero, who? I don't know. I guess we're gonna have to endure years before we find out.
    Jun 02 2012 @ 07:13pm     Reply  
  • dondon
    Whats with the gay remark. Prime Minister of Iceland is gay and so as the Vice Chancellor of Germany and these are high-income countries so being gay has nothing to do with ineptness.
    Jun 02 2012 @ 06:54pm     Reply  
  • Harvey Koh
    What has being BAKLA to do naman with Governing a Nation? unfair naman yata iyang sweeping generalization mo? kindly elaborate....
    Jun 02 2012 @ 05:33pm     Reply  
  • Tooch
    BAKLA EH! Ano pa nga ba... Ngoy ngoy pls spare us from your speeches. I did not vote for this gay, and never will! Eww!
    Jun 02 2012 @ 03:24pm     Reply  
  • ***usisero***
    Let us wait til FILIPINA AKO, drops by. I am sure she has so many things to say about this.
    Miss her here at spot.
    Jun 01 2012 @ 08:39pm     Reply  
  • Ambo Ryan
    Lumalabas na ang natural ni Presidente. Extremely SELECTIVE pala ang sense of Justice niya. I wonder kung hanggang kailan siya pwedeng i-prop up ng kaniyang YELLOW ZOMBIE ARMY, bago matauhan ang sambayanan? Waddaya say Filipina Ako?
    Jun 01 2012 @ 07:19pm     Reply  
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