The PE teacher of Taguig Rep. Alan Peter is claiming that President Rodrigo Duterte himself pushed for the creation of a private body to run the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

May go-signal daw ni Digong! Cayetano’s PE teacher claims Duterte wanted corruption-laced Phisgoc to run SEA Games, not POC or PSC

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The PE teacher of Taguig Rep. Alan Peter is claiming that President Rodrigo Duterte himself pushed for the creation of a private body to run the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

ABS-CBN reported that Ramon “Tats” Suzara, CEO of Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizational Committee (Phisgoc) Foundation Inc., “claimed that from the start, the President had not wanted either the POC (Philippine Olympic Committee) or PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) alone to organize the Games, because he wanted the athletes, national sports associations and the government properly represented.”

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Suzara claimed that both Malaysia and Singapore did the same approach when they hosed the biennial event in 2017 and 2010, respectively. Suzara made the statement after Duterte got a whiff of the corruption in Phisgoc which was spending P7.5 billion to host the games this November.

“We appeal to both the POC and PSC to work together from within the Phisgoc, where they are both prominently represented as originally intended by the President, with his vision of a multi-stakeholder approach to the organization of the Games,” Suzara said.

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“Congressman Cayetano was chosen by the President as the consensus leader to lead this tripartite entity that is now Phisgoc. Even the POC officially recognized Congressman Cayetano when it appointed him as chairman and delegated the Games organization to Phisgoc,” he added.

Phisgoc was formed in 2018 with Cayetano as chair with the “Cayetano 4” – Suzara, Donaldo Caringal, Monica Ann F. Mitra, and Dexter Estacio – accounting for half of the foundation and controlling management.

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For buses’ benefit: 300K liters of fuel smuggled weekly from Bataan to NCR

By Nancy Carvajal

At least 300,000 liters of fuel is smuggled weekly from a shipyard in Mariveles, Bataan to garages of various bus companies in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, persons involved in transporting the product told the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

NBI Special Unit Action agent Melvin Escurel said individuals they have talked to claimed to be clueless about the smuggling of fuel.

“A witness said they just received instructions from ‘Jerome’ and ‘Eric’ to proceed to the Seafront Shipyard and wait for the barge that would fill up their tanker,’’ Escurel said.

Using a long hose, diesel is loaded into the tankers inside the shipyard from a barge anchored about 500 meters away from the dock.

The tankers are filled with fuel at least three times a week. They travel to the shipyard from a garage in Pasay City.

Escurel said four to five tankers deliver the fuel to the garages of various bus lines. One tanker, meanwhile, heads to Fairview, Quezon City to fill up a supposedly abandoned tanker.

Based on witnesses’ testimonies, Escurel said the fuel smuggling scheme involving the Bataan shipyard appears to be well organized.



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