From Newsbreak, Businessman Jose de Venecia III revealed today that First Gentleman Mike Arroyo is the “mystery man” involved in the controversial national broadband deal.

In Ricky Carandang’s blog, there was a statement coming from House Speaker de Venecia, the father of the businessman who brought up this issue, and it reads:

The national interest is foremost in the current Senate inquiry on the proposed national broadband network.My son appeared before the joint Senate hearings in his own right as a stockholder of the Amsterdam Holdings, Inc.

He has assumed full responsibility before the joint committees for his actions and revelations, which he provided under oath. In the course of his testimony, he named the First Gentleman, Miguel Arroyo, as telling him to back off the NBN program. The First Gentleman has every right to come forward and air his side on the issue.

It’s now for the Senate to determine if Jose de Venecia III was straightforward in telling the unvarnished truth. My son has his own moral principles to guide him. He is his own man, strong enough to stand up for them.

In this issue, both my son and the First Gentleman must be transparent to our people.

The people have the right to know the truth, nothing less. Only the truth…the truth.

You may want to listen to the Senate probe and the official statement under oath of Mr. de Venecia here.

A lot of questions were left unanswered. I know that you and I have these questions in mind. Why did First Gentleman leave on the eve of the Senate probe? What’s the role of President Arroyo in all of these? Etc. Now, I am very interested in following this news from this day on. I really hope this issue be scrutinized and be dealt with with severity.

I certainly don’t want to pay for the money the government will be loaning (if this pushes through) from China. I’m sure that it will be the people’s burden. Why is that? If they’re making decisions, we’re not included. If it’s time to pay, then that’s the time they’ll include us!? :(

*Picture from newsbreak.com.ph

5 Responses to “Joey De Venecia Named “Mystery Man””


  1. Ack. I hate them. That arroyo guy is soooo on the run.


  2. Niiiiiiiice blog!!! I never thought I’ll find a political blog here in Sanriotown! Well, that’s the price we have to pay Superbong, which is true for all countries. The moment we voted for a politician, we also accepted the fact that their decision is also ours. :(


  3. privatepractice: i know..it’s so sad really…

    white-haired journalist: thanks a lot!! my inclinations are to those topics, but it’s rare that I blog about politics.. true true!!


  4. in fairness, khit mejo naghhairfall c JDV, cute siya.. I suggest he undergo hair treatment.. or transplantation, I am sure he’ll gonna be a lot cuter..


  5. nawawalan na ako ng pag-asa na magkakaroon pa ng kaunlaran ang ating bansa.. Ang paghihirap ba ng mga Pilipino ay udyok nga ba ng kinagisnang kulturang namana natin sa mga banyaga? Kinagisnang ugaling pagkamakasarili at kagahaman sa pera? Kapangyarihan, salaping nakakasilaw, bumubulag sa magandang layuning inatang ng Diyos sa balikat ng mga “napiling tao”.. Ang buhay ay nilikha higit pa para sa pagpapasasa sa yamang dulot ng mundo.. May nakatakdang layunin ang bawat isa sa atin.. Layuning magtulungan at maging isa sa hakbangin patungo sa magandang kinabukasan. Layuning sa kasamaang palad ay naisantabi kapalit ng kinang ng salapi.

    Sa mga “napiling tao”, kailan kayo magigising? Kung malapit na ang inyong kamatayan?
    Aanhin pa ang pera kung ang dangal at ngalan ninyo ay sadlak naman sa putikan kasama ng mga uod at linta? Gumising ka kaibigan… Kailangan ka ng iyong mga naghihirap na kababayan.. Marami sa kanila ang hindi na makakayanang tiisin pa ang hapdi at kalam ng sikmura.. Lamig ng gabi dulot ng kawalan ng tahanan.. Pagal ng katawang may malubhang karamdaman… kawalan ng katarungan sa kamay ng iilan… Nasa kamay mo ang kanilang pag-asa… Hindi pa huli ang lahat.

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