|Besieged former Senator Migz Zubiri|
By MORTZ MARCELO ORTIGOZA
My politician friend told me that a corrupt mayor can get 20 percent to 30 percent of the loan his town or city obtained from government- run Land Bank of the Philippines and Development Bank of the Philippines.
“If he wants the money immediately, he can get P20 million or 20% of the P100 million loans in advance from the (private) contractor,” he whispered to me not to divulge his name but to expose this perennial anomaly in public.
But if the mayor wants a 30% or P30 million from the loan, then he should be the one to own the construction firm (of course though a dummy) if he wants the bigger chunks of the anomaly alias S.O.P (Standard Operation Procedure) after the project (construction of either the municipal hall, public market, or other public building) is completed and approved by the concerned government agencies.
A day before and a day after the controversial Manny Pacquiao – Tim Bradley tiff, the wire of my internet “burns” in eternity thus I got a backache and strained eyes trying to get the best and latest news from boxing websites all over the world for me to share in public through GMA-7 TV and Bombo Radyo.
I told them that three of the judges (yes, including Jerry Roth who gave Manny a close 115-113) conspired to chalk-up the broad daylight heist.
I scored the fight 117-112 in favor of the Filipino Praying Mantis, er, congressman where I gave to Bradley Rounds 10,11, and 12 and Rounds 2 and 5 a tie ( Tie score is sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission). My score was corroborated by the CompuBox I brought straight from Nevada (pssst, Nevada Hotel in Baguio City) for Exhibit A before the TV viewers.
I explained that Manny lost because he did not eat all the malunggay (moringa oleifera) leaves he endorsed in his Sting Power Pacq Energy Drink, but should have gnawed as well all the barks and the trunk of the malunggay tree for an explosive lethal treat to the public who thirst for blood, gory, knocked out.
I scooped on TV that the motive to swindle the boxing world hinged on BobFather Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, who will end his contract with Manny this year.
“He hated (Juan Manuel) Marquez because he asks an exorbitant purse ($10 million) and wants the rematch to be held in Mexico,” I explained in Filipino after I ran out of English.
I added that Marquez avoids Las Vegas because he was being cheated there by the judges.
With Pacquiao-Marquez in November, Arum gets a reduced share in the revenues at the gate and the Pay Per View.
But with Bradley versus Pacquiao, Arum still gets a windfall as he dictates how much Bradley gets.
The American pug was too surprised to learn he won after announcer Michael Buffer announced the winner)
The other multi-million dollar motivation to swindle boxing fans was the $100 bet that wins $450 if one bet for Bradley.
A big time gambler in the Philippines needs $1 million only to win $4.5 million. Big time gamblers who conspired with the promoter and judges in Vegas went their way to the bank laughing.
The justification of judge Duane Ford that Bradley schooled Pacquiao was a crap.
My poser to judge Ford: How could you sell your souls to the devil and ruin your reputation and the boxing industry?
I emphatically recommend that judges Ford and Cynthia J. Ross be sacked and replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Paula Abdul as the next judge in the rematch of the Filipino and the American on November.
At the end of my interview at that morning TV show Primera Balita, I denied the text messages rumor that three of my fellow media men committed suicide by committing Hara-Kiri after the Filipino superman lost.
“First, Atong Remogat, Harold Barcelona, and Ronel de Vera did not bet their P10 thousand against the P1 thousand bet of the hao-shiao (fake) media men who disagreed Pacquiao could knock out Bradley. Second, they did not commit Hara-Kiri, first because they are not Japanese; and second they don’t have samurai.”
The more United Nationalist Alliances and Senator Koko Pimentel and his father Nene exchange barbs, the more UNA self-destructs.
Everybody knows that former Senator Migz Zubiri “cheated” his way to win his former post under the Lakas-NUCD Party of then president Gloria M. Arroyo. Those stalwarts in UNA like vice president Jojo Binay, then President Joseph Estrada, and the senatorial slates of UNA (where some are identified as former President Arroyo’s stooges) would pay the consequences for coddling Zubiri.
Politicians in Pangasinan who are too proud parading Zubiri in public whenever he visits the province and her towns should know that Zubiri is a jinx and not an asset for their political stocks in 2013. They have still time to distance themselves from him.
Our politico friends should remember that it is ensconced in the mind of the voters of a witness called by the Senate electoral reform committee chaired by Pimentel who alleged that he delivered genuine tabulation materials to a warehouse allegedly belonging to the Zubiri family in Bukidnon weeks before the 2007 elections.
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