Quantcast
Latest Stories

No passport, no trip for Abalos

By

Former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A second court has acted favorably on former Commission on Elections Chair Benjamin Abalos’ request to fly to Taiwan for a few days but he can’t leave just yet since his passport has to be revalidated.

In a phone interview, Abalos said he would file a motion seeking a change of dates for his trip, from late November to the third or fourth week of January.

“I cannot have my passport revalidated (in time),” Abalos said.

He said he had yet to furnish the Department of Foreign Affairs with copies of all the court orders allowing him to travel to begin the passport revalidation process.

Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 117 Judge Eugenio de la Cruz has granted Abalos’ motion to be allowed to fly to Taiwan for four days to meet with bangus fry suppliers for his fishponds.

De la Cruz granted the motion after Pasay RTC Branch 112 Judge Jesus Mupas earlier granted Abalos’ travel motion in his court.

De la Cruz asked Abalos to put up a P110,000 cash bond—P10,000 for each count of electoral sabotage he is facing in his court—before he would leave the country.

Mupas set a P200,000 bond for the two counts of electoral sabotage in his court while the Sandiganbayan had set a P180,000 bond for the two graft counts in the antigraft court to cover his trip.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Ben Abalos , Benjamin Abalos Sr. , comelec , Corruption , Graft and corruption

  • blainz

    Stupid judges setting a stupid precedent. Now any business-owning corrupt official will use their business as an excuse to go abroad.

    Is Abalos the only one who can buy fish fry? Or is he buying fish fry in robes?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

    Yong mga fingerlings na bangus sa taiwan ay hindi magandang binhi…!!! Mas maganda yong galing sa Davao o Sarangani…!!!!  subukan ninyong bumili ng bangus sa taiwan at lutuin  nyo..!!! Matataba pero sobrang malansa dahil itong mga ito ay GMO… Genetically Modified na…!!!!!

  • regd

    Kung titigan nyo yung photo sa itaas, mas mukha siyang tilapia. Tapos bibili siya ng bangus? Para ano? Upang palitan ang mukha nya? Ang bangus ay matulis ang mukha paharap. Mas ok ngayon ang mukha nya, level ang baba ala-bulldog. Parang natusok nga lang ng karayum ang gilid ng mga mata.

    • puza65

      hahahahahaha

    • Pinoy_Reich

      Ah, naubusan na siguro ng pera pang pa buttocks. 

  • gisingpinoy12

    Mr. Tommy Alcantara mag donate ka nalang ng binhi ke Mr. Abalos aka Mr, JUSTIN BEBERger, tutal ok naman mga fingerlings ninyo..para dina  makatakas animal na ito. Palagay ko napa aga pamasko ni Judge dela Cruz ke Mr. JUSTIN BEBERger…

  • Pinoy_Reich

    Kala ko Chinese passport yun dala ni Abaloslos kaya di na-stamped

  • Karabukov

    Does the Philippines have an extradition treaty with Taiwan?  I doubt it. Treaties can only be made with a sovereign country.  Doesn’t the Philippines adhere with the one-China policy?

    He’s going there to meet with bangus fry suppliers for his fishponds?  Smells very fishy to me.

    He has no passport yet because it will not be revalidated on time? That’s all so very minor. What’s a few days or even months of delay? That should be the least of his worries.

    He’s coming back all right. For right now. Court days can be moved. Interminable motions can be invoked. Defenses have not been exhausted. P-Noy’s administration will end. And how much are the bonds? Two hundred thousand pesos? The fish is really getting smelly.

    But this is all business as usual. The public is benignly being taken for a ride, in plain sight.

    There are many ways to fry a fish.

  • Ronald Diaz

    Huwag hayaang palabasin ng ibang bansa yan magnanakaw na yan..ikulong yan kasama si GMA.. pagkatapos nilang lapastangin ang kaban ng mamamayan tatakas siya..

    Idispatsa na yan sa Muntinlupa.. mga baboy.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  2. Afghan hospital guard kills 3 US doctors, including Fil-Am pediatrician
  3. HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  4. Career diplomat is new PH consul general in Los Angeles
  5. Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  6. Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  7. US4GG: Aquino should ask Obama for TPS approval, drone technology
  8. Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  9. Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  10. Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  1. Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  2. Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  3. Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  4. Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  5. 85% of Filipinos love US – survey
  6. 10 US presidents who visited the PH (and what they said)
  7. WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  8. 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  9. 150 Filipino teachers in Maryland to lose jobs, visas
  10. Japan mulls no visa rule for Filipinos
  1. US to China: We will protect Philippines
  2. Japan mulls no visa rule for Filipinos
  3. DFA grants visa-free privilege to 7 countries
  4. China warned: Don’t try to tow away BRP Sierra Madre
  5. Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place
  6. Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  7. Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  8. China: PH tarnishing Beijing’s international image
  9. What’s inside BRP Sierra Madre?
  10. Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
Advertisement

News

  • Drunk passenger triggers Bali hijack alert
  • Businesswoman allegedly killed by husband, brother-in-law
  • Roxas suspended from golf club for outburst over P5,000 guest fee
  • SC reschedules oath-taking of new lawyers
  • Ex-COA chief seeks bail after arrest for plunder
  • Sports

  • Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward
  • Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • BDO nets P5.5 B in Q1
  • Pacquiao may be 2013 top taxpayer
  • Emperador nets P1.7 B in Q1
  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

  • Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking—Indonesia air force
  • Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Marketplace