Sunday, August 17, 2014

Response to the Press Release of the Ombudsman dated 14 August 2014

Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Ph.D.
Lawmaker.  1973 Constitution Principal Author and Sponsor of Accountability
of Public Officers, Sandiganbayan, Ombudsman; the law on Dual Citizenships;
1ST Protestant against DAP; Protestant against PDAF.

Re: 3rd Cases filed by Ombudsman against me, and this time to include my wife.

          This is my response to the Press Release of the Ombudsman dated 14 August 2014 against us:

          Summary:

This is 1 of the 5 cases that noy, drilon, and abad have caused to be filed against me.  This is case number 3.  They have filed 2 more additional ones. It is simply their perverted act of malicious political pErsecution, through vexatious and unjust prOsecution by their partial Ombudsman whom the president has bragged to be one of his three “furies”. It is the unconscionable act of one disturbed person in conspiracy with his harlots. I am not afraid. I will go where God takes me.

 I have already filed a case against the Ombudsman in the U.N. International Court of law against her lame bias. 

Score card- the ombudsman has filed 5 cases against me, of which this is the third one.   I have filed 16 cases against noy and/or his well-fed harlots.  I have won 2 of this, the Pdaf case before the Supreme Court, as well as the DAP case of which I was the first filer.    I also go the Supreme Court to declare a Writ of Kalikasan over the   ill-proposed Iloilo Calinog Jalaur Dam. Bottom score.

Details:

Ombudsman as tool of pErsecution

This administration led by the unholy trinity, mang noy, drilon and the Ombudsman, have been pErsecuting me through prosecution. 

I created the Ombudsman in the 1973 Constitution. But this office can only be as strong as the character of occupant, and only as decent as the patronage cabal of those who bargained to compromise the Ombudsman appointment.  

 The Ombudsman has been their willing tool.  Mang Noy refers to her as 1 of his 3 “furies”.  I interpret that “compliment” as an open declaration of her being “unusually servile” to mang noy, and drilon, no questions asked.

I have filed a case against the Ombudsman in the International Court of Law, for the Ombudsman’s manifest impartiality.

Look whos talking about good faith after truly wrongful crimes in DAP: Noy and Drilon.

The recent case filed by the Ombudsman in the Sandiganbayan (that I also created in the 1973 Constitution), is totally devoid of merit and reeks of political pErsecution.

The unkindest cut of all is their brashness to include my wife, who is the holiest of innocents.  She served as congressperson for two (2) terms, as an absolute oblation of holy service to do her share for God and country.

They do not question any wrong-doing  on the procurement and distribution of free uniforms, school bags and school supplies to our 25,000 high school and 35,000 elementary students in 2006, a yearly practise we started  since 1997, nine (9) years earlier.

They question the use of additional programmed tesda funds for elementary and high school students, ignoring the fact that this was a program to diminish the elementary school dropout rates of 34%, and high school dropout rates of 23%, caused by poverty’s “inferiority complex / shame  syndrome “. 

That’s a total of 57% dropouts from elementary and high school, leaving only 43% of potential workers for tesda and college. As any blind person could see, this already much-diminished base of human resources must be preserved and improved, to reach tesda for the higher-paying technical vocational occupations that require at least high school graduates. For non-high school graduates, their trainability is haplessly limited to menial low-paying jobs here or abroad.

IF we also include the dropout rate of 22% from college, the sum total of those dropout rates total 79%.  Obviously, as any blind man could see, we must preserve as much of our developable human resources to graduate from high school, reach tesda and/or college. (as published in my book Mag Tek-Bok ka Bok! 2008 Edition, Chapter 23, pages 164 to 185.). But, there are no persons more blind than those who do not want to see.

Score Cards

This is an occasion for me to present our scorecards:

The noy-drilon-ombudsman trio have filed five (5) political pErsecution cases against me, from the short period of October 15, 2012 up to August 7, 2013, a period of only less than ten (10) months. Three (3) of these they have already elevated to Sandiganbayan for trial.

On the other hand, I have filed sixteen (16) cases against them, either separately or collectively: 

1)   I was the first person to file my Complaint with the Supreme Court against the fake DAP, and we won.
2)   I also filed my Complaint at the Supreme Court against PDAF, and we won this as well.
3)   I filed for a Writ of Kalikasan at the Supreme Court against their Jalaur Dam, and the Supreme Court issued that Writ of Kalikasan.
So thus far, I have won three (3), and I have a remaining twelve (12) cases yet against them.

I will continue to wage my war of justice against them, armed with unshakable righteousness from our Maker, sacrifice-without-limit for our people, and my own indomitable will, so help me God.
 de oppressor liber….  free the oppressed….

                                                  Sincerely always,

                                Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Ph.D.                


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ombudsman as tool of pErsecution

Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Ph.D.
Lawmaker.  1973 Constitution Principal Author and Sponsor of Accountability
of Public Officers, Sandiganbayan, Ombudsman; the law on Dual Citizenships;
1ST Protestant against DAP; Protestant against PDAF.

Ombudsman as tool of pErsecution

This administration led by the unholy trinity, mang noy, drilon and the Ombudsman, have been pErsecuting me through prosecution. 

I created the Ombudsman in the 1973 Constitution. But this office can only be as strong as the character of occupant, and only as decent as the patronage cabal of those who bargained to compromise the Ombudsman appointment.  

 The Ombudsman has been their willing tool.  Mang Noy refers to her as 1 of his 3 “furies”.  I interpret that “compliment” as an open declaration of her being “unusually servile” to mang noy, and drilon, no questions asked.

I have filed a case against the Ombudsman in the International Court of Law, for the Ombudsman’s manifest impartiality.

Look whos talking about good faith after truly wrongful crimes in DAP: Noy and Drilon.

The recent case filed by the Ombudsman in the Sandiganbayan (that I also created in the 1973 Constitution), is totally devoid of merit and reeks of political pErsecution.

The unkindest cut of all is their brashness to include my wife, who is the holiest of innocents.  She served as congressperson for two (2) terms, as an absolute oblation of holy service to do her share for God and country.

They do not question any wrong-doing  on the procurement and distribution of free uniforms, school bags and school supplies to our 25,000 high school and 35,000 elementary students in 2006, a yearly practise we started  since 1997, nine (9) years earlier.

They question the use of additional programmed tesda funds for elementary and high school students, ignoring the fact that this was a program to diminish the elementary school dropout rates of 34%, and high school dropout rates of 23%, caused by poverty’s “inferiority complex / shame  syndrome “.  

That’s a total of 57% dropouts from elementary and high school, leaving only 43% of potential workers for tesda and college. As any blind person could see, this already much-diminished base of human resources must be preserved and improved, to reach tesda for the higher-paying technical vocational occupations that require at least high school graduates. For non-high school graduates, their trainability is haplessly limited to menial low-paying jobs here or abroad.

IF we also include the dropout rate of 22% from college, the sum total of those dropout rates total 79%.  Obviously, as any blind man could see, we must preserve as much of our developable human resources to graduate from high school, reach tesda and/or college. (as published in my book Mag Tek-Bok ka Bok! 2008 Edition, Chapter 23, pages 164 to 185.). But, there are no persons more blind than those who do not want to see.
Score Cards

This is an occasion for me to present our scorecards:

The noy-drilon-ombudsman trio have filed five (5) political pErsecution cases against me, from the short period of October 15, 2012 up to August 7, 2013, a period of only less than ten (10) months. Three (3) of these they have already elevated to Sandiganbayan for trial.

On the other hand, I have filed sixteen (16) cases against them, either separately or collectively: 

1)    I was the first person to file my Complaint with the Supreme Court against the fake DAP, and we won.
2)    I also filed my Complaint at the Supreme Court against PDAF, and we won this as well.
3)    I filed for a Writ of Kalikasan at the Supreme Court against their Jalaur Dam, and the Supreme Court issued that Writ of Kalikasan.

So thus far, I have won three (3), and I have a remaining twelve (12) cases yet against them.

I will continue to wage my war of justice against them, armed with unshakable righteousness from our Maker, sacrifice-without-limit for our people, and my own indomitable will, so help me God.

 de oppressor liber….  free the oppressed….

                                   Sincerely always,
                                 Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Ph.D.                 


Citizens for Transparency & Accountability (C.I.T.A)

Citizens for Transparency & Accountability (C.I.T.A)
August 7, 2014


EMMANUEL JOEL J. VILLANUEVA
Director General
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
East Service Road, South Superhighway,
Taguig City, Philippines

RE:  OUR HEREIN REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF TESDA DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

Mr. Villanueva:

We premise that this letter under Section 7, Article III of the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides:
“Section 7. The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized. Access to official records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law.”

As citizens of this republic we have the constitutional right to access any information on the inner workings of the government, and in this particular instance that of TESDA. Otherwise, the postulate of public office as a public trust, institutionalized in the Constitution (in Art. XI, Sec. 1) to protect the people from abuse of governmental power, would certainly become empty words if access to such information of public concerns are denied or prevented.

Thus, we are requesting to be provided access to see and examine documents from your office, regarding sources and applications of funds for scholarships and others matters related thereto on September 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 10 a.m to 12  noon and 1 p.m to 5 p.m. There will be 12 of us CITA volunteers who will conduct our said public audit.

Hence, I expect that our request for the above stated documents and information shall be promptly acted upon within fifteen (15) days from receipt hereof. Failure on your part, will compel the undersigned to institute the necessary action to hold you personally accountable and enjoin production of these documents and information and to file administrative complaint and other charges as provided under Section 3, Rule VI and Section 1, Rule X of Republic Act No. 6713.

Please be guided accordingly.  

Sincerely always,

                                  AUGUSTO L. SYJUCO JR., PH.D.

INVESTIGATION AND TO SUBPOENA TESDA DOCUMENTS

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
CITY OF MAKATI                                 )S.s.
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C O M P L A I N T - A F F I D A V I T

I, AUGUSTO L. SYJUCO JR., PH.D. of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of No. 4 Rodriguez St., Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, Philippines, after having been duly sworn in accordance with the law, do hereby depose and say, that:


"Lies were lethal, however honourable the intentions of the liar. They deprived people of the opportunity to know the basic facts of their own lives."
-Sophie Hannah

PREFATORY STATEMENT

I am a Filipino Citizen, a law abiding citizen and a person who seeks to enjoy and enforce my constitutional right to maintain honesty and integrity in the public service and to take positive and effective measures against graft and corruption as enshrined under Section 16, Article II of the 1987 Constitution in relation to Article XI, Section 1 of the 1987 Constitution stating that “public office is a public trust; public officers and employees must, at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives”. As sanctified in the aforementioned constitutional provision a public office is a public trust that enjoins all public officers and employees to serve with the highest degree of responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency;   

With the numerous LIES, DECEPTIONS and FRAUDS surrounding the present administration, we now experience another set of trickery and machinations in the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino and presently styled as “PNoy”. While majority of our citizenry is already fed up of PNoy’s continued lies, still this embattled president persists to defraud our people. The latest of this trickery is the 2014 SONA which is marred with lies and deceptions which I will endure to unveil.

It is on this note that I courageously stand to bring to the attention of the Office of the Ombudsman the lies that have to be investigated and prosecuted;

I am hereby filing this present Complaint against President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino and TESDA Director General Emmanuel Joel G. Villanueva and their cohorts, herein nominated as John Does and Jane Does (herein referred to as the respondents);

STATEMENT OF FACTS

Held annually, the SONA is one of the Philippine government’s occasion to foster transparency and trust between the people and the State, with the goal of informing Filipinos about the condition of their own country so that we will not remain in the dark. It is the time when the president steps into the pedestal to address every single Filipino all over the world, regarding the current state of our country in terms of politics, economics and society. That time when all eyes and cameras are focused on the highest official of the country, as the president personally delivers his news to the Filipino people about our motherland. That time when the president takes time to inspire our citizens, to reassure them that changes are on the way, that they are heading towards greener pastures, that they will bask in the warm light of truth, prosperity and peace.

Such was a time when the president must be certain that he says only what is the truth in all that he utters.

The concept of an annual SONA is a noble one, aimed at promoting confidence of the citizenry on the public officials they elected into office, and to fortify unity in these harsh times. But then, Philippine politics is as Philippine politics does, SONA can also be used as a malodorous perfume on his decaying reputation.

This SONA contained so many lies, wrongful representations, twisted half-truths and false drama, to suit his purpose.

It is time that we break free with our collective mental inertia and start actively pursuing the truth and accountability. To break his rendition of lies, he has to be held accountable for what he says that manifests sinfulness on misdeeds of graft and corruption.
For your investigation, let me quote the following article written by Mr. Rigoberto Tiglao that appeared in The Manila Times dated August 1, 2014, to wit:

TESDA SCANDAL

“Aquino in his speech last week presented in the plenary hall’s giant screen a video interview of two workers, proof, he implied, of his achievements.

“Pakinggan po natin ang kwento ng dalawang TESDA graduates,” he introduced the video clips, referring to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

The second graduate (Jonalyn Navarosa) was a female worker who said (in Pilipino) that she was a technical trainer in an automobile assembly firm and that she owes her job to the fact that she trained at an automotive servicing class at TESDA Region 8, and was even the “topnotcher” in its Batch 1.
The facts:

The “automobile servicing school” at TESDA Region 8 is the Auto Mechanic Training Center in Tacloban. Yes, it is administered by TESDA, but it was the Japanese firm Isuzu Motors that proposed, funded with a $3 million grant, and manages the Center. World Vision, a global Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization was Isuzu’s partner in setting up the Center.
And when was the Center set up? It started operations in November 2008, and its first batch of graduates finished schooling in 2009, of which Aquino’s “witness” said she was the topnotcher.

Aquino brags as his accomplishment a project that was not really by a government agency but by a Japanese corporation and an Evangelical Christian foundation, and set up way back in 2008. No wonder Aquino is now in such a rut.

Try to follow Gloria’s Tesda Path, now its
Aquino’s favorite TESDA.

But there must be some special reason why Aquino always mentions as proof of his achievements the training activities at TESDA.

It is, in effect, the third “education department,” after the Department of Education (in charge of schooling from kindergarten to high school) and the Commission of Higher Education (college and post-college). It’s a big agency, with a budget of P2.6 billion (in 2012) bigger than the labor department’s P2.3 billion.

Although it has a board headed by the labor secretary, it is the director-general who has a Cabinet rank, Joel Villanueva, who runs it as if he were responsible to no one else but the President. Villanueva is a son of “Brother Ed,” head of the religious tax-free organization Jesus Is Lord. For some reason, after two years in his job, Villanueva thought he could be Senator and started his campaign with massive media ads, until he was dropped from Aquino’s list of candidates in March.

TESDA was one of the biggest recipients of funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which totaled P2.1 billion from 2011 to 2013 for its new “Training for Work Scholarship Program.”

In its 2012 audit of TESDA, the Commission on Audit noted that this DAP money was 114 percent more than that appropriated for the project under the budget law. Some P500 million in funds received in 2011 from the DAP according to the COA were not utilized that year. Nevertheless, Aquino continued to give TESDA funds amounting to P1 billion from the DAP kitty in 2012 and 2013.
Could the P1.5 billion released from DAP money in 2011 and 2012 have been funds used for the May 2013 elections?

The COA 2012 audit pointed to the existence of ‘ghost trainees’:

• Sample training institutions’ records showed that some students were listed in training sessions held on the same dates and hours. ‘It was impossible for these scholars to be present at the same time in several trainings which were held on overlapping dates.’

• In a sample of 61 scholars the COA auditors checked, only 21 were found to have really attended the TESDA trainings.
• 218 scholars could not be reached through the contact numbers, shown in their records.

There is a modus operandi I was told about that made TESDA trainings profitable for unscrupulous operators, as long as the agency accredited them:

An operator would contact anybody who had the slightest skill in a particular field –mostly, I was told, for cooking and English literacy – to teach that skill. His neighbors or people in the barangay would be asked to attend the TESDA training. They’d be asked to sign forms attesting to their enrollment in the training. After a few days, the training would be ended, and the students would just go home happy with whatever they’ve learned.

The operator then would bring the records to his TESDA contact, who would attest that it was undertaken, and ask the agency to release the funding for the supposed cost of the training, which would be double or even triple what it really cost the operator.
I suspect that if COA really audits TESDA, the horror stories could be worse than what they found in the abuse of pork-barrel funds.”[1]

OTHER MATTERS FOR INVESTIGATION BY THE OMBUDSMAN

TESDA was one of the biggest recipients of funds from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which totaled P2.1 billion from 2011 to 2013 for its new “Training for Work Scholarship Program.” ’
-Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

“In its 2012 audit of TESDA, the Commission on Audit noted that this DAP money was 114 percent more than that appropriated for the project under the budget law. Some P500 million in funds received in 2011 from the DAP according to the COA were not utilized that year. Nevertheless, Aquino continued to give TESDA funds amounting to P1 billion from the DAP kitty in 2012 and 2013.”
         -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

“Could the P1.5 billion released from DAP money in 2011 and 2012 have been funds used for the May 2013 elections?”  This is criminal negligence because this unspent P500, 000 could have trained and certified another P100, 000 call center agents who are very, very much in demand both here and abroad for high-paying jobs.
           -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

“The COA 2012 audit pointed to the existence of ‘ghost trainees’
          -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

• Sample training institutions’ records showed that some students were listed in training sessions held on the same dates and hours. “It was impossible for these scholars to be present at the same time in several trainings which were held on overlapping dates.” 
         -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

• In an audit “… sample of 61 scholars the COA auditors checked…”: only 21“ (or 34%) were found to have really attended the TESDA trainings”, while (66% or 2 out of every 3 were “ghost trainees.
          -Augusto Boboy Syjuco

“• 218 scholars could not be reached through the contact numbers, shown in their records.”
           -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

“There is a modus operandi I was told about that made TESDA trainings profitable for unscrupulous operators, as long as the agency accredited them:”
          -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

“An operator would contact anybody who had the slightest skill in a particular field –mostly, I was told, for cooking and English literacy – to teach that skill. His neighbors or people in the barangay would be asked to attend the TESDA training. They’d be asked to sign forms attesting to their enrollment in the training. After a few days, the training would be ended, and the students would just go home happy with whatever they’ve learned.”
          -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

“The operator then would bring the records to his TESDA contact, who would attest that it was undertaken, and ask the agency to release the funding for the supposed cost of the training, which would be double or even triple what it really cost the operator.
      -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

I suspect that if COA “… really audits TESDA, the horror stories could be worse than what they found in the abuse of pork-barrel funds.”
       -Roberto Tiglao, Manila Times, August 1, 2014

          That’s too much – its only P5,000 fee per trainee paid to tech-voc schools, and AFTER the trainee passes the CERTIFICATION EXAM given by Tesda.  If trainee does not take the exam or fails in the exam, no payment should be paid to schools.  Payment is only make when trainee passes the CERTIFICATION EXAM and is ISSSUED that all-important INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE as a CALL CENTER agent, from TESDA.
        -Augusto Boboy Syjuco

          This is a cardinal rule to avoid ghost or sub-standard schools, ghost or sub-standard training or ghost trainees. “NO PAY, FOR NO PASS of Tesda EXAM” “NO PAY FOR NO TESDA CERTIFICATION.
     -Augusto Boboy Syjuco
         
The Tesda’s payment to schools, await a process of several months for examination, qualification and certification.
      -Augusto Boboy Syjuco

          No amount should have been paid by Tesda for the 34% or P1,050 billion pesos for the 146,731 graduates who did not pass. 
      -Augusto Boboy Syjuco

          The usual practice is for them to re-take the training and try to pass it on a 2nd try, or 3rd try or 4th try, exactly the same as persons who do not pass the CPA BAR, Nursing, or engineering board exams.   This was how it was with Jonalyn Navarossa who was a Topnotcher in the first batch of successful graduates from our Tesda Auto Mechanic Training Center in Tacloban from 2008 to 2009.
      -Augusto Boboy Syjuco

1.      Jonnalyn Navarossa was a graduate of Tesda under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Augusto Boboy Syjuco, and NOT of Noynoy Aquino and Joel Villanueva.  This is patently “credit grabbing” by Mr. Aquino, from our Tesda programs and administration that they could not equal nor duplicate.

2.      This Tesda project was sponsored and funded by the Isuzu Corporation of Japan and an Evangelical Christian Foundation in 2008 to 2010, not by Mang Noy.
         -Augusto Boboy Syjuco

A this point, I will take the opportunity to correct the exaggeration of undeserved credit for the alleged accomplishment of the president, and that of Tesda Director General, a subject about which I have personal expertise, perhaps more than anyone else in our country today.

In paragraph 9 of the SONA, the president said:  “An example of this is the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The Disbursement Acceleration Program contributed 1.6 billion pesos to Tesda’s Training for Work Scholarship Program. This amount enabled the graduation of 223,615 beneficiaries.  66 percent of these—or, 146,731 graduates—now have jobs. As for the remaining 34 per cent, TESDA, is helping them find employment. Just take a look: All of these scholars have their names and other pertinent data listed down, should you wish to confirm them?”
         
My further comments:

1.      I am the original founder of the Training for Work Scholarship Program in Tesda.

2.      In 2009, during my last year in TESDA, as its longest standing Cabinet Secretary and Director General, I had a phenomenal ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND (1,690,000) graduate scholars. Your graduates that you brag about now are only less than 13% of our graduates on the last year of our previous administration.

3.      Our CERTIFIED PASSERS of TESDA exams, were a record breaking Eight Hundred Thirty Six Thousand One Hundred (836,100) of which yours are only 17.5% of ours. 

4.      The tech-voc budget you spoke of was for One Billion Six Hundred Million Pesos (1,600,000,000). Ours was over Eight Billion Pesos (8,000,000,000) in our last year of 2009 of the PGMA administration. Clearly, you and yours have horrendously neglected technical-vocational education and training.

5.      Mang Noy, hellllllloooooo…..  excuse me… but considering our population is now almost 100 million, your having scholar graduates of only 146,731 certified scholar graduates, are dismally shameful.. at just .0015%. Nakakahiya!  Nakakaawa!

In paragraph nine (9), you said “If we divide the allocated funding by the number of graduates, we will see that government invested about 7,155 pesos in every scholar.”

          My additional comments:

1.      That is too high an average to spend per scholar.  During my last year in 2009, I spent only an average of less that 5,000 pesos per scholar.

2.      During my time, I only paid the schools and training centers, when the scholar trainee successfully passes the TESDA CERTIFICATION EXAM. If the scholar trainee does not pass this exam, for any reason whatsoever, it was my agreement with the schools and training centers that no payment will be due to them.

3.      Because of this arrangement, payments would be due to the schools many months after the scholar/trainees had finished their courses and graduated. Hence, about Pesos 700 million of these payments only fell due during Mang Noy’s administration.

4.      For this, Mang Noy blamed me for “overspending”, and charged me before the Ombudsman and then elevated it to the Sandiganbayan.

5.      President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo also used savings from her social fund to pay for additional funds that were not spent by slower spending agencies under her Executive Office. This practise was also used to “pump-prime” the economy, the same reason given by Mang Noy for his use of DAP. Except that in the case of PGMA, such realignments are from savings derived from the same Executive Department, unlike DAP that are “cross-border” realignment of savings crossed-over from between the Three (3) different and separate Departments of Government.

6.      Again, Mang Noy had a case filed against me at the Ombudsman, that has now been elevated to the Sandiganbayan. Awkward and patently foreboding! Such is justice distorted by Noytron of the Decepticons.

7.      By the way, I am the same person who filed the first (1st) case against DAP in the Supreme Court, that outlawed DAP by a unanimous vote of 13 – 0.  I filed this personally without a lawyer. At times, the Good Lord brings welcome justice, as one of His wonders to perform.

ARDENT REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION
AND TO SUBPOENA TESDA DOCUMENTS

The untruthful claims of the President in his last SONA need to be investigated by the Ombudsman. His unabashed claims of lies and deceptions in his SONA should be investigated and all those responsible should be indicted and penalized. Thus, I now implore the constitutionally mandated authority of the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino III, Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, TESDA Director General and all John and Jane Does as may be who may be found confederating with the aforementioned officials in committing unlawful acts which belies the 2014 SONA of PNoy with respect to the anomalies and irregularities prevailing in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
         
The Office of the Ombudsman has this constitutional mandate and I quote:
         
THE OMBUDSMAN AND HIS DEPUTIES, as protectors of the people shall act promptly on complaints filed in any form or manner against officers or employees of the Government, or of any subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof, including government-owned or controlled corporations, and enforce their administrative, civil and criminal liability in every case where the evidence warrants in order to promote efficient service by the Government to the people (Section 13, R.A. No. 6770; see also Section 12 Article XI of the 1987 Constitution).

The Ombudsman shall give priority to complaints filed against high ranking government officials and/or those occupying supervisory positions, complaints involving grave offenses as well as complaints involving large sums of money and/or properties (Sec. 15, R.A. No. 6770).

Thus far, since I created the Ombudsman in the 1973 Constitution, the Ombudsman has merely confined and focused on its function to investigate, prosecute and file criminal and administrative case against errant public officers and employees as provided in Section 13, subparagraphs 1,2,3 and 4 carried over to and mandated by the 1987 Constitution.  These functions could well have been left to Piscals who were already exercising these functions, to merely continue with the same.

I conceived and created the Ombudsman, along with other framers of the 1971 Constitution, followed thereafter adopted by the framers of the 1987 Constitution as well.   We intended to direct the Ombudsman to the more important and lofty methodology to use moral suasion through publicity to redress improprieties, as provided and duly empowered by Section 13’s subparagraphs 5,6 and 7 of the 1987 Constitution, as above written. 

These provisions of sub-paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 are the more important and potent powers or functions of the Ombudsman in order to effectively exert this awesome, power of moral suasion over respondents.  Otherwise, if the Office of the Ombudsman is confined only to investigative and prosecutorial functions, then it would just be like the State Prosecutors’ Office which exercises the same powers and functions.

Moreover, the Office of the Ombudsman is established as an independent Constitutional Body primarily because it exercises powers, functions and duties greater than any government office, department or agency.

On this mandate, I respectfully remind the Honorable Office of the Ombudsman to subpoena, scrutinize and audit the records of TESDA under the administration of PNoy and the stewardship of Joel Villanueva.

Since, PNoy patently lied on his facts in the present state of TESDA, believes the aforesaid anomalies in Tesda.  The facts and observations above stated clearly show that a band wagon of hooligans exist therein and they are enjoying their days of haemorrhaging our country of its scarce funds.

 And these unlawful acts are committed under the watch and leadership of the PNoy and Joel Villanueva. Ergo, these matters must now be investigated, and then to publish its results, as provided under Section 13, sub-paragraphs 5, 6, and 7 of the 1987 Constitution.

Lastly, I respectfully submit to the Office of the Ombudsman for investigation the unlawful acts of the respondents in utilizing the Disbursement Acceleration Program and spending public funds under the guise of the DAP for the implementation of ghost projects in TESDA.

Wherefore, I am executing this affidavit to attest to the truthfulness of the foregoing facts and circumstances

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 7th day of August 2014 in the City of Makati, Philippines.

 
AUGUSTO L. SYJUCO JR., PH.D.
Complainant


SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 7th day of August 2014 in Makati City, Philippines. Affiant Presented his Senior Citizen Identification Card No. 3066 issued by Office of the Senior Citizen Affairs Office-Sta. Barbara, Iloilo last March 20, 2007 and I hereby certify that I have personally examined the affiant and that I am fully satisfied that he voluntarily executed and understood the same.

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