Risa Hontiveros slammed by a prominent pro-Duterte lawyer after the senator criticized Solgen Calida - The Daily Sentry

Sunday, June 3, 2018



Risa Hontiveros slammed by a prominent pro-Duterte lawyer after the senator criticized Solgen Calida



Sen. Risa Hontiveros and Solicitor General Jose Calida | Photo CTTO
Solicitor General (SolGen) Jose Calida paved the way in the expulsion of the former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

However, soon after the SolGen's quo warranto petition against the ousted Chief Justice was favored by the Supreme Court En Banc in a vote of 8-6, several controversies that seem to dem0nize the name of the Solicitor General immediately surfaced afterwards.

One of them is the investigation filed against the Solgen-owned security agency, VISAI, that accuses the latter of his alleged intervention in bagging government deals which implicates conflict of interest on Calida.

Jocelyn Acosta-Nisperos, the person who filed the case versus Calida, was a private complainant who happens to be a supporter of the former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to a report.

Meanwhile, it can be remembered that the Liberal-party senator Risa Hontiveros recently dared Pres. Rodrigo Duterte by calling for the resignation of the good Solicitor General.
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In a Facebook post dated June 02, Sen. Hontiveros compared herself to Calida who is unlike him, according to Hontiveros, the country's SolGen pocketed millions of money from his business with the deals from the government.

'Hindi po tayo kagaya ni Mr. Calida na milyon-milyon ang naibulsang pera ng kanyang negosyo mula sa mga kontrata sa gobyerno. At ngayon, may lakas pa ng loob na akuin ang kapangyarihan na habulin ang nakaw-yaman ng mga Marcoses mula sa PCGG', Hontiveros wrote.

Following such challenging statement from Hontiveros to President Duterte, bunch of news that the Liberal-party stalwart considers detrimental to her name appear left and right which she later called 'Style Bulok'.

'Alam po ninyo, simula ng hinamon ko si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na patalsikin niya sa puwesto at kasuhan si Solicitor General Jose Calida, sunod-sunod na naman ang labas ng mga pekeng balita laban sa akin. Style bulok', she said.
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Interestingly, the pro-Duterte lawyer Atty. Bruce Rivera was quick to retaliate on what Risa Hontiveros mentioned on her Facebook post. 

Read the Facebook post of Atty. Bruce Rivera below:

Style Bulok? First of all, do not call stench the very style your compatriots have mastered over the years. Remember, I was Napoles lawyer and every time the past administration had something to cover up or news to drown out, your friends would always bring out the Napoles stories even if it was old news.

Case in point, Jeanne Napoles was already in Manila for more than four months but news on her return surfaced sometime in March 2015 when she was already in Manila even as early as December 2014. This is also the same time that the government released its inquiry on the SAF44 whereby it absolved PNoy of any culpability for the de@th of the SAF44 on the Mamasapano clash. The BI at that time knew Jeanne had already returned to the Philippines so the PNoy and cohorts knew. Alangan naman si Janet Napoles pa ang magbabalita na "andito na anak ko!". But why wait to tell the Filipinos on March 25, 2015.

I know why. In order to drown the noise created by the public outcry of Mamasapano, they brought out the Napoles issue once again to divert the anger of the public. In fact, the LP should award Janet Napoles for saving their @sses from the early onset of realization that Aquino's Tuwid na Daan ay mas baluktot at madumi pa sa t*t* ng manyakis.
Jeanne Napoles | Photo CTTO
Don't bash the style who have helped your party in the past. Malay mo, magagamit niyo in the future.

And speaking of putukan, hindi ba mas nakakaduda na pumutok ang issue kay SolGen Calida after the Sereno ouster. Di ba mas may dahilan paputukin ang balita kay SolGen ang mga galit sa kanya dahil kay Sereno.

Ano ang konek ng PhilHealth kay Calida? Wala di ba? In fact, mas konektado pa ang Dengvaxia sa Philhealth. Dapat dun ka nagfocus, madame. Hmmmm....bakit kaya kay Calida?

Ayun!!!
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Kasi, idinawit ka sa issue ng PhilHealth. Kaya iniisip mo na pinaputok yan para pagtakpan si Calida. Kaso, pumutok na ang balita ni SolGen Calida at sinagot niya ito. Wala namang na file na kaso dahil hindi nga pinagbabawal ang ginawa ni SolGen.

Ang nakakaduda ay ang pagtawag mo agad na PEKE ang issue ng P10.6 billion kahit officially hindi ka pa naman dawit dito. As Senator, why pre-empt an investigation by calling it false news agad. May first-hand knowledge ka ba na wala sa CoA report na pwede kang magsabi na "I therefore conclude" na peke ang balita.

Hwag masyadong defensive, Sen. Risa. Imbes na ayaw ko maniwala sa kalokohan mo sa PhilHealth, napapaisip na tuloy ako.

Kasi, ang asong kumakahol ng walang dahilan...baka naging ulol na o di kaya may kinakatakutan.

On the other hand, below is the Facebook post of Sen. Risa Hontiveros:
Atty. Bruce Rivera | Photo CTTO
STYLE BULOK.

Alam po ninyo, simula ng hinamon ko si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na patalsikin niya sa puwesto at kasuhan si Solicitor General Jose Calida, sunod-sunod na naman ang labas ng mga pekeng balita laban sa akin. Style bulok.

Regarding the alleged diversion of P10.6 billion originally meant for the payment of senior citizens' insurance premiums, the records will bear me out that this was never discussed and approved by the PhilHealth Board of Directors during my time as board member.

That's why I'm calling on our health officials to get their act together and explain to the public the records, course of activities and the overall paper trail of the government's big-ticket health programs.

What is needed is for our health officials to work together for the sake of transparency. Full transparency is in order. We must strengthen our accounting and auditing processes and ensure the long term sustainability of the Philhealth Fund vis-a-vis our desire to provide better benefits to our insured members.

I am confident that the Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philhealth led by Senator JV Ejercito will help in this matter.

I also have complete trust and confidence in the integrity of former PhilHealth President Alex Padilla, who is a man of high moral standards.
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Hindi po tayo kagaya ni Mr. Calida na milyon-milyon ang naibulsang pera ng kanyang negosyo mula sa mga kontrata sa gobyerno. At ngayon, may lakas pa ng loob na akuin ang kapangyarihan na habulin ang nakaw-yaman ng mga Marcoses mula sa PCGG.

Kaya huwag po tayo papa-distract sa kanilang mga panlilinlang. Tuloy-tuloy lang po tayo sa ating kampanya laban sa katiwalian sa loob ng administrasyong Duterte.
Photo from Sen. Risa Hontiveros Facebook page
Source: Atty. Bruce Rivera