Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Lozada kidnapped

Why did the government kidnapped Lozada?
Why are they stopping Romulo Neri from testifying?

Is it really true that the First Gentleman was bribed 70 million dollars (2.8 Billion pesos) for the ZTE deal, according to JDVs’ speech the other day?

Ano itinatago nila? Is this admission of guilt? Of them being corrupt?

Read this report to check out the truth of the matter, and judge for yourself.
From the News today, PDI:

By Dona Pazzibugan, Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Close this MANILA, Philippines -- A crucial witness to the scandal-tainted National Broadband Network (NBN) deal between the Arroyo administration and China’s ZTE Corp. was seized by airport officials as he returned to Manila Tuesday, airport sources told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

An arresting team sent by the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms (OSSA) saw neither hide nor hair of Rodolfo “Jun” Noel Lozada Jr. after airport officials got to him first in an apparent breach of airport security procedures.

According to airport sources, the officials sneaked Lozada, the president and CEO of Philippine Forest Corp., out of the airport as soon as he arrived on business class via Cathay Pacific flight CX-919 at 4:40 p.m.

Lozada, along with former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Romulo Neri, is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Senate blue ribbon committee.

Sen. Benigno Aquino III, who joined the OSSA team at the airport, said Lozada sent a text message to a brother early Tuesday night saying he was accosted at the airport and taken somewhere “out of town.”

The brother, Arthur Lozada, was with the OSSA team leader who had tried to serve the arrest order on the witness.

“Nag-text daw. Dinukot siya, may kumuha sa kanya at dinala siya out of town na hindi niya alam kung saan. Ipaalam daw sa media,” Aquino told reporters, relating his conversation with Arthur Lozada.

In an interview over radio dzMM, Lozada’s sobbing wife appealed to whoever was holding her husband to release him.

“I just want my husband back. I just want my husband back. Please, ibalik n’yo na ang asawa ko,” said Violet Lozada.