Buzz: Similar incident on baby taping

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

AN incident about taping a pacifier to a baby’s mouth, reported in the “U.K. Mail” and “Asia Parenting: Singapore, was similar in some respects to the Cebu maternity clinic case except that the baby in Stafford Hospital was four months old (the local baby was a week old) and the nurse on duty there was suspended (here, the management defends the nurse).

In both cases, the nurse denied she taped the baby and the news story sparked public outrage.

Doctors in U.K. feared the baby might choke if it would vomit.


Similarities in defense

The common themes of those defending themselves against being linked to Janet Napoles scam:


-- “Have not allocated any of my PDAFs to her NGOs”:

-- “Have not received any any money or any other benefit from her”;

Some variations:

-- “WILL CONFRONT AND GRILL HER in the Senate or in court”;
-- “Will sue her for every peso she still has”;
-- “It’s actionable criminally”; “it’s a perjured lie”; “a lie, lie, lie.”

Most accusations aren’t specific

The problem is that no one linked to the fraud can specifically answer the charge except with a general denial. Except in few cases, there are no specific details, no documents presented.

Inevitably, the aggrieved persons can only issue general denials, which by sameness and repetition become weak. A newspaper reporting the story sub-headed a part with “Denial, denial, denial.”

From ‘lechon vaca’ to Hyundai Starex

NEW DISCLOSURES from Janet Napoles’s affidavit include:
-- cash advances by as much as P3 million, meaning even before a project was paid, the lawmaker already gets part of the money;

-- double dealing, referring to House members getting C.A.s and promising future projects but “selling” them to other suppliers; (two things here: some congressmen were “estafadores” and there were other Napoleses, other suppliers with fake NGOs engaged in the same modus as Janet’s)

-- gifts ranged from “lechon vaca” (roasted calf) and a Hyunda Starex purportedly for the wife of a senator who has Cebuano roots.

Janet, PNoy compared


... JANET NAPOLES AND PNOY now at least have two things in common:

(1) Janet was called “Pork Barrel Queen” and PNoy, wrongly or not, was called “Pork Barrel King”;

(2) PNoy has been claiming he’s going the “matuwid na daan” while Janet, in her affidavit, wants to be part of “matuwid na daan.”


After lead counsel Lorna Kapunan, there was Alfredo Villamor and now lead counsel Stephen David is reportedly saying he’d take over her serious illegal detention case.

As to Villamor, he didn’t know. Is Villamor the same “Freddie Villamor” who was also named an agent of former senator Robert Jaworski and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile?

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Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 28, 2014.

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