Leyte Samar Daily Express

TACLOBAN CITY — Biliran Representative Glenn Chong was ordered arrested by a judge in connection with the libel complaint filed against him by his political rival, Governor Rogelio Espina.

In his order of arrest, Judge Bienvinido Montalla, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 16 based in Naval, Biliran, also recommended for a P10,000 bail for Chong.

The June 4 order of arrest issued by Judge Montalla stemmed from a resolution made by acting Provincial Prosecutor Romeo Senson on the libel complaint filed by Gov. Espina.

Chong, however, could not be reached for his comment as he was said to be outside the country. But a close supporter of Chong, who asked not to be identified, dismissed the complaint as a political harassment.

Senson, in his 12-page resolution, found the complaint of Espina to have satisfied all the elements of libel, namely, the imputation of a discreditable act; publication of the imputation; identity of the person defamed and existence of malice.

“Here, the respondent (Chong) made utterances in the radio program “Bidlisiw sa Mahayag nga Kaugmaon” accusing the complainant of being the mastermind in the shooting incident which happened on June 7, 2008,” Senson said, of which a copy of this resolution was obtained by this paper.

“Respondent likewise imputed against the complainant’s family, specifically his brother and father, several crimes. These utterances in itself are defamatory and tends to dishonor, malign and discredit complainant and his family’s name, honor and reputation,” the resolution added.

The case filed against Chong, a neophyte solon who is a lawyer by profession, stemmed from his allegation of the involvement of the governor and his father, Gerardo, in the ambush of his father, Charles, on June 7,2008 at around 7:30 in the evening along P. Inocentes Street, Barangay P.I. Garcia, Naval.

The incident resulted to the deaths of Alberto Parilla and Antonio Barcelo, who were identified to be among the security escorts of Rep. Chong.

Based on the information, on four occasions, Chong accused the governor of Biliran, his father and brother, Rodolfo, of being responsible of the said incident. The young solon also delivered a privilege speech at the House of Representatives denouncing the heinous incident as he again implicated the family of his political rival.

Chong is serving on his fist term as the lone congressional representative of the island-province of Biliran while Espina, who is on his third and final term as governor, is rumored to be gunning for a congressional seat. (JOEY A. GABIETA & MIRIAM GARCIA DESACADA)

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  1. JUST TO LET OUR MIND WORK IN SOME JOKES THAT WAKES US UP FROM THE DEEP SLEEP!!!!

    **********What Is Politics?**************

    A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What’s politics?”

    Dad says, ” Well son, let me try to explain it this way:

    I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your Mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the Government. We’re here to take care of your needs so we’ll call you the People. The nanny, we’ll consider her he Working Class. Now your baby brother, we’ll call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense.”

    So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him, he finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to is parent’s room and finds his mother fast asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.

    The next morning, the little boy says to to his father ” I think I understand Politics now.”

    The father replies, “Good son, tell me in your own words what you think it is.”

    The boy promptly answers, “Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is asleep, the People are being ignored, and the Future is in deep trouble.”

  2. JUST TO LET OUR MIND WORK IN SOME JOKES THAT WAKES US UP FROM THE DEEP SLEEP!!!!

    **********What Is Politics?**************

    A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What’s politics?”

    Dad says, ” Well son, let me try to explain it this way:

    I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your Mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the Government. We’re here to take care of your needs so we’ll call you the People. The nanny, we’ll consider her he Working Class. Now your baby brother, we’ll call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense.”

    So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him, he finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to is parent’s room and finds his mother fast asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.

    The next morning, the little boy says to to his father ” I think I understand Politics now.”

    The father replies, “Good son, tell me in your own words what you think it is.”

    The boy promptly answers, “Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is asleep, the People are being ignored, and the Future is in deep trouble.”

  3. FYI. The skeletons from Raul Gonzales closet are starting to come out. I have the feeling that the ambush case and the warrant of arrest were just some of the midnight resolutions Gonzales ordered before being sacked.

    Gerry Espina Sr should now start feeling uncomfortable.

    (start of article)

    Opinion

    GMA candidacy can hasten her downfall

    GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc. Philstar pdated June 22, 2009 12:00 AM

    (excerpts)

    “Gonzalez’s transfer as presidential chief legal counsel should have taken effect June 4. But, sources say, he asked successor Solicitor General Agnes Devanadera for a week’s delay, purportedly to clean out his stuff. Late Wednesday, June 10th, Department of Justice personnel frantically text-messaged their counterparts at the Office of the Solicitor General. “Di lang pala sa Pasig may (shabu) tiangge; dito sa DOJ may tiangge ng resolusyon (ng kaso),” it went, “Not only in Pasig is there a (shabu) flea market after all, at the DOJ there’s now a flea market of (case) resolutions.”

    (Please click on the link below to read the full article)

    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=479964&publicationSubCategoryId=64

  4. Nagkaistuhan na nagkabistuhan …. ang tiyange ang tiyange sa DOJ malapit nang mabulgar….. malapit nang mabulgar ang ginawang hukos pukos sa kaso sa Biliran… may nakatutok na dito na taga Philippine Investigative reporter… mahahalungkat na ang nakatago sa baul…. ang padrino deals.. nangangamoy…
    nangangamoy ang kalokohan ng 2 magkumpare sa gindawa at di kasama ang hirap…
    Unti unti nang natatalupan ang kawalanghiyaan ng magkompareng sanay sa dayaan at magic.

  5. Hahahaha malapit na …..malapit nang makaganti si Chong….
    Pag nagkataon kay Chong mapupunta ang huling baraha.. sa kanya pa rin ang huling halakhak…

  6. huling halakhak ba kamo?… baka naman huling kabaong isnt it?… bakit ba kayo npaka sensitive when it comes to politics issue?… manahimik nalang nkayo nad wait for the decision!!!!

  7. Marc;

    Bakit kami mananahimik karapatan namin ang ipaabot kung ano man ang aming hinaing sa usaping tio na patraidor na isiniwalat inihain sa tao.. Ikaw ba anong mararamdamamn mo kung sa iyo gawin iyan?Aber aber aber aber aber?.
    kung sino man ang naha highblood sa blog iyong ang dapat ilagay sa kabaong. Kung gusto mong mauna go ahead walang pumipigil sa iyo It is your right to leave ans to die as well.
    Galit ka kasi napuruhan na naman manok mo no?
    Kung wala kang magandang advice na maibibigay.. shut up!

  8. Marc..
    Thank you for telling us how sensitive we are on issues posted in here.. Totoo iyan lalo na kung ang isyu ay may kinalaman sa nakawan sa patayan at sobrang pamumulitika ng mga Espina na iyan..
    Wag kayong magagalit we are just reacting to something that we think your clan have anomalously done to us Biliranon…
    Sa ginwa kay Glen magtitiwala pa ba kami sa justice system gaya ng pagmamaneobra ng R. Gonzales upang mapawalang sala ang kanyang best friend…..
    Ikaw kaya ang mabiktima sa kanyang kalakaran baka di pa gaw kabaong mo yat pa ka na sa ka highblood..

  9. Marc post # 7

    huling halakhak ba kamo?… baka naman huli ng kabaong isnt it?

    Well well wel.. nahuli ang isda sa sarili nitong bibig..
    No wonder people who opposes the clan are killed or assassinated. You pre empting what will happened next huh kung dili madala sa Snatong dasaln dadaanin ninyo sa dahas.
    I am not surpriesed why you said that because the way you said it you are preempting something to happened huh..

    As quoted: sanay na mo ana mobuhat…. i got you for that….
    kabaong menas death… And who does that…. I got you from your very own mouth….

    Biliranon amping mo anang pamilyaha….

  10. Kini si marc 7, mora ug si utip gihapon ni, pero mora ug utok pulbora ang iyang kinaiya dinhi. Kahibawo gad mi nga patay lang nang naa sa inyong hunahuna. Huling kabaong ka unya, tingali hinuon ug ikaw ang masulod niini, gi ubo ubo ka na ra ba.

  11. PATI NGARI ALLERGY NI SI CONG.CHONG…MAARESTO MAN DIAY ANG idol o freedom fighter no? TAN-AWA RA HA NINYO DILI NI SIYA DERI MOTUBAG? NGANO KAHA…

  12. SABA DIHA GONG,
    MAO PA NI ANG PAMOLATON SA IMONG idol glen..kung unsaon niya paglinggawas ani nga kaso nga libel? DILI NI NIYA ANGAYAN IBASOL SA MGA ESPINA KINI NGA KASO KAY SIYA MISMO ANG NAGBUHAT ANI? DI BA? SIYA MAY KUSOG MOPAKAUWAW SA MGA ESPINA SA RADYO..DAPAT RA NGA MALEKSYON SIYA ANI NGA libel?..hehe…si cong.chong kuno ron,dili gayod kuno mangatulog pagpamiling ug igong ebedensya kontra kang gov…aron lamang makapanimawos ug pagpa-aresto?hehe..nganong manimawos man ka cong.chong nga ikaw man lang ang nagbutang sa imong kaugalingon sa kaalanganin? kung wala ka mapuroparayaw sa radyo,dili unta ka makasohan ug LIBEL? DI BA?

  13. to .. Utip,,
    kana bang imong baba, dili mana baba sa tawo nga mau ug pamoot,, cguro kanang imo gi panulti Gkian na sa Yawa…

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