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Sep 24th
Re: True Facts on the C-5 Brouhaha, and PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 February 2010 21:39
Re: True Facts on the C-5 Brouhaha, and Not Innuendoes, Must Be Discussed Dear Ed: Thank you for your sound advice. Unlike a wannabe journalist, I have never called any presidential candidate as "brazen and corrupt and manipulative." Because one must have proof before he or she can label anybody as a crook. If you read my article, Revisiting Cory Aquino on Her Birthday: Should Son Noynoy and Nephew Gibo Teodoro Answer Alleged Corruption Involving the Cojuangcos?, I never accused Sen. Noynoy Aquino and former Defense Secretary Gibo Teodoro of any financial impropriety. Although I listed in my March 1995 letter to the Pearl S. Buck Foundation the alleged corruption and the financial scandals that transpired during the Cory Cojuangco-Aquino presidency. Unfortunately for then former President Cory C. Aquino, she and her kin and in-laws never disputed the allegations that I presented nor accepted my dare to sue me for libel in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. And the Statute of Limitations would prevent any of them suing me for libel in a court of law. But they can dispute of course my allegations in the Court of Public Opinion -- any time at their convenience. This was why I advised a Noynoy Aquino supporter, columnist Conrado de Quiros, this advice Conrado de Quiros Must Start Writing About Noynoy Aquino’s Strengths and Not His Opponents’ Weaknesses And of course, I asked another Noynoy Aquino defender, William Esposo, this rhetorical question, Can William Tell the Difference Between a Political Apple and an Orange? BTW to date, Ms. Solita Monsod, Mr. De Quiros and Mr. Esposo have chosen to ignore my articles in spite of my e-mails to them that notified them of the articles' URL. But I am sure that our readers appreciate my being objective in my analysis of the present presidential contest. BTW my more-than 600 articles in the have garnered collectively more-than 1.10-million hits since April 9, 2007. Ultimately the electors, especially the Absentee-overseas voters, will have to decide. We, writers and professional journalists, can only discuss OBJECTIVELY the perceived qualifications and track records of the candidates, their vision and platforms of government and socioeconomic plans and programs. No more, no less. Mabuhay, Lolo Bobby M. Reyes Editor In a message dated 2/8/2010 4:57:55 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, ejttirona writes: Let's listen to all sides objectively. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:49 AM Subject: Re: True Facts on the C-5 Brouhaha, and Not Innuendoes, Must Be Discussed Dear Dr. Eddie and Friends: 1.0 You, Dr. Eddie, wrote: "And regarding the coastal road issue, Ms. Monsod in her theme of a picture reflecting and exuding more than a thousand words, there was already a road but somehow Ms. Monsod showed in the picture that another road had to be built that would connect the businesses of Mr. Villar. The picture begs the question of why build another road if there is already one and that one is a main highway. And of course the cost of building a second road which was not needed was much, much more -- more than quadruple --the cost of a regular highway that is already used for everyone to use. And the building of the second road which abuts Mr. Villar's businesses was paid by the Philippine government. Documents were shown to prove them." 1.1 Ms. Monsod's presented only half-truths. Never did she discuss "the differences between the Manila Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP) and the C5 Road Extension Project (C5 Road Extension). "The MCTEP is a toll road, which requires payment of toll fees; while the C5 Road Extension is a public road, which allows free passage to all commuters. In other words, the C5 Extension Road is an alternative route to commuters who cannot afford to pay toll fees. The MCTEP has 'limited access', meaning it has a single entry and exit point; while the C5 Road Extension has “open access”, such that through said road commuters can access various cities and/or municipalities. Clearly, by their very nature, it is not difficult to comprehend that the 2 projects are not mutually exclusive of each other or that the C5 Road Extension is a duplicate of the MCTEP. The construction of the C5 Road Extension did NOT result in MCTEP becoming unnecessary as to require its being discontinued. The truth is both projects are necessary to decongest the worsening traffic condition in Paranaque, Las Pinas and Cavite." 1.2 You can read more facts that Ms. Monsod failed to mention in her column in this article: Manny Villar’s Lawyer Points to Columnist Solita Monsod Errors in her January 30th Column URL: 1.3 The existence of both a toll road and a toll-free road along the same route happens in other countries. For instance in Freeway 91 in Southern CA (East bound to Riverside County), there is both a two-lane toll road (run by a private company, which built it in the first place) and a four-lane toll-free road -- running side by side. In fact, Sen. Manny Villar should be complimented in using his congressional pork-barrel to fund the engineering studies for the C-5 toll-free road and persuading the Department of Public Works and Highways to finalize the studies and construct it. 2.0 If Ms. Monsod and other Villar detractors want to debate the issue, they must present the complete facts and not just parts of the picture. They, especially Dioni Grava, must not be posting statements that are but innuendoes. Look again at Mr. Grava's tirade, if not a diatribe and an attack, especially when he camouflages his unsubstantiated statements with an "IF" and then with a question mark, as in this manner: From: "" To:; Sent: Sat, February 6, 2010 9:11:31 AM Subject: [NaFFAA_forum] Is this man going to be our next president? If Villar is that brazen and corrupt and manipulative while a senator, I shudder at the thought of him becoming our next president. Is he another Gloria Arroyo? I think the following video is an impartial, non-partisan analysis of the rotten road project referred to and provides a glimpse of what Villar really is and capable of: com/watch? v=nUQDt-sXdlk&feature=player_ embedded dioni 2.1 Up to now, Mr. Grava does not understand what a journalist should write about. This is why Filipino-American publications have banned him after this incident, which is described in this article, "Weekend Balita" Editor Demoted and Writer Fired for Turning News Item Into Bobby-Bashing Op-Ed URL: 2.2 As Poet-pundit Fred Burce Bunao now notes with humor, "Dioni Grava can write only on the wall as a graffiti artist." LOL. For the record, Mabuhay, Lolo Bobby M. Reyes Editor In a message dated 2/7/2010 5:44:42 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, placido05 writes: Thanks Gerry for your e-mail. That was the same argument with documentation by Ms. Monsod in that U-Tube review. But let us hear from others. Eddie
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