- Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ):
IGLESIA NI CRISTO - Church at the Crossroads
- Philippine Daily Inquirer:
Driver’s license printer has no contract with LTO
Manila Philippines - According from a previous report made by PCIJ, the 2002 Philippine budget have set aside P57 million for the production of motor vehicle plates and P329 million for drivers' licenses which some rival contractors of the INC-linked Amalgamated Management and Development Corp. have said that it should not be provided by the government since motorists pay their car plates and licenses for themselves. This means that the Philippine Government has allocated a budget of P386 million on the year 2002 that was given to INC-linked Amalgamated Management and Development Corp for vehicle plates and driver's licenses but still, motorists have to pay for it. Wow! Tubong lugaw! Take note: That was only for the year 2002! How about for the year 2003-2010? Your guess is as good as with mine. Ampi's involvement with LTO started since the regime of Ferdinand Marcos.
Actually, the presumably involvement of the political cult Iglesia Ni Cristo in LTO (Land Transportation Office) contract is a taboo or a well-known information but few people are brave enough to discuss it. I am thankful that Philippine Daily Inquirer's Neal Cruz was brave enough to expose the 'mysteries' happening inside the LTO. As Neal have mentioned, most contracts in LTO are awarded to INC members. Hmmmm. The present LTO chief, Assistant Transportation Secretary Virgie Torres is an INC member. Hmmmm. The owner of the LTO contractor Amalgamated Motors Inc. (Ampi) that produces driver's licenses, identification cards, and motor vehicle plates, Filemon Cuevas, is another INC member. Hmmmm. The contract of Ampi with LTO expired in 2003 but still in operation and receiving payments (P500 million a year)for SEVEN years without a contract. Hmmmm. ---Those are 4 consecutive sentences with Hmmmm.
Iglesia Ni Cristo member LTO chief, Virgie Torres opened the bidding process for the 2011 contract (after 7 years of no contract with Amalgamated Motors Inc!!!) but some bidders complained that the terms of reference (TOR) clearly favored Ampi, owned by another INC member Filemon Cuevas. (Iglesia Ni Cristo is well-known for taking care of their members, including housing and employment). Do we still need to mention again the very poor performance of the LTO contractor that it takes at least three months to produce vehicle plates? It's good thing that the Transportation Secretary JOSE “Ping” de Jesus decided to stop the bidding process while the TOR is being reviewed. The questionable provisions of the TOR includes in going back to drivers’ licenses made of paper, instead of plastic cards. WHY? WHY? WHY? The Philippines need to step forward, not backward. I think the Iglesia Ni Cristo member LTO chief, Virgie Torres need to reconsider her decisions and start thinking the benefit of the greater good.
With BILLIONS OF PESOS involved with the 'mysteries' around the contract of LTO in driver's licenses, identification cards, and motor vehicle plates, I seriously think that this 'expose' will involve bigger hands of bigger puppet masters. IF indeed, Iglesia Ni Cristo benefits from these expensive anomalous contracts with the LTO, this battle might need the involvement of heaven and earth (and hell) to protect the crown jewels that financially support the political cult of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Billions of pesos (hundreds of millions in US dollars) is no joke. I hope blood and death won't be necessary in resolving this conflict which includes government money and the political cult of Iglesia Ni Cristo. [INC members died in trying to unseat a Philippine president during the violent EDSA3 protest]
Is Iglesia Ni Cristo member LTO chief, Virgie Torres really a God-fearing government official?
Is Iglesia Ni Cristo member Congressman Rodante Marcoleta a God-fearing government official?
Did previous PNP Chief Edgar Aglipay (Iglesia Ni Cristo member) also accepted Jueteng bribes?
Iglesia Ni Cristo continues to buy properties outside our country. Let's just hope that the tax-payer's money in LTO and the amount we have to pay for our driver's license renewal and vehicle plates was not used in buying these INC chapels. Best Regards to the political cult, Iglesia Ni Cristo. I am now more convinced that Iglesia Ni Cristo is a political organization who loves to get involved with politics. Endorsing Government positions is something that a serious religious group should not be doing. The actions of INC members in the government are really worth watching. Don't trust them. Don't trust Iglesia Ni Cristo on government positions. Public office is a public trust. Do you trust Iglesia Ni Cristo? I do not.
Pilipinas, Magbago na tayo.
Iwanan, Iwasan, Itakwil na natin ang mga masasamang impluensiya sa Gobyerno.
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