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Incriminating Document, REAL or NOT?

UPDATE 10:12pm Nap of PHNO Forum comes this PCIJ PDF file, check it out it even has the signature of ASEC Marcelo T. Farinas II, Head, OEA Special Concerns.

UPDATE 6:09pm 4/23 Roman gave us another update providing us a link to the PCIJ's PDF file on the "confidential" proposal document for the 2007 Party List campaign and i-site's 2007 election files titled Palace ’special operations’ in party-list elections bared an article relating to the 2 OEA Documents.

This is just great now we see people cooperating and exchanging information to expose the shameless insidious machinations of an Administration known for flare-ups and eruption as described by the Inquirer editorial.

Posted at Bare the List Site, can anyone verify if this document are genuine and accurate?
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Roman Says:
April 22nd, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Is the following memo the “alleged” one?
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Office of the President
of the Philippines
Malacañang

Office of External Affairs
CONFIDENTIAL
MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT
THROUGH: ATTY. ERLYN DE LEON
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

FROM : THE OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

SUBJECT : FORMATION OF THE OEA SPECIAL CONCERNS
GROUP AND REQUEST FOR FUNDING SUPPORT

DATE : 16 OCTOBER 2006

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) would like to respectfully inform Her Excellency of the formation of the OEA Special Concerns Group (OEA-SCG) which shall focus in the participation of our grassroots and allied NGO’s and people’s organizations in the 2007 Congressional election.

This specific electoral campaign has the following objectives:

1. Provide full support to several COMELEC accredited partylist groups that are ascertained to be pro-administration and ensure the winning of nine (9) to twelve (12) seats in the House of Representatives;

2. Form a party-list bloc that will support the plans and programs of the administration and help in countering destabilization moves by the opposition as well as left-leaning party-list groups; and,

3. Contribute in the overall campaign to substantially lower the number of votes of leftist and left-leaning party-list organizations, and in the process reduce the seats of these anti-administration parties in the House of Representatives.

The OEA-SCG is headed by Assistant Secretary Marcelo T. Farinas II, assisted by three (3) Directors and a 5-person Secretariat. The OEA-SCG, in cooperation with concerned groups and officials of some government agencies, has formulated a comprehensive analysis of the party-list situation and prospects for 2007 (confidential copies are hereto attached).

The OEA-SCG has secured a private office in Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills as its Operations Center. However, there is the immediate need to increase the members of the Secretariat to make the group fully-functional in order to expedite the attainment of the aforementioned objectives, and resource support is required.

The group has a national network from various sectors including Ilocanos and other major ethnic groups, women, youth, OFWs, senior citizens, Muslims and Indigenous Peoples, urban poor, farmers and fisherfolks, and workers, as well as international support in the United States of America, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

All the pro-administration partylist organizations to be supported shall also establish its own headquarters and shall need fulltime staff. This shall be done immediately after accreditation by the COMELEC.

Attached please find the 2007 Party-List Campaign proposal including a proposed budget of PHP 5.5 Million from October to December 2006. Corollary, may we request that funding assistance from Her Excellency’s Intelligence Funds be immediately granted to the SCG as well as the various partylist groups identified as pro-administration.


For Her Excellency’s perusal and approval.

[Signed]

ASEC. MARCELO T. FARINAS II
Head, OEA Special Concerns Group

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Confidential

2007 Party-list Campaign

A Proposal

The party-list system has been exploited to the hilt by left and left-leaning organizations and has been dominated by them since the 2001 elections. To date, the legal fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF have 6 congressmen in the House of Representatives, while the moderate left organizations and the opposition have a combined 6 representatives as well. These anti-administration congressmen have a total of PHP 780 Million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) annually (PHP 65 Million each per year) or PHP 2.34 Billion in 3 years. Furthermore, they are using their positions and influence to campaign against the President and the policies and programs of the administration.

The 2007 elections specifically the party-list campaign shall again be used by these organizations to expand their political influence and gain more seats in the House of Representatives. Some are also eyeing seats in the Senate.

Bayan Muna and Anakpawis shall spearhead this leftist campaign with the objective of achieving 3 seats each. They are strengthening and consolidating their forces and are gearing up for additional party-list congressional seats through the women’s sector (Gabriela) youth sector (Anak ng Bayan), Muslims (Suara Bangsa Moro) and OFWs (Migrante).

Other left-leaning partylist groups are consolidating ranks and shall definitely aim for the maximum partylist seats allowable. These partylist groups include Akbayan, Partido Manggagawa and Ang Ladlad.

Various groups identified with the opposition are also aiming to win seats in Congress through the partylist “backdoor.” The United Opposition or UNO, the Filipinos for Peace, Justice and Progress or FPJPM (the NGO that launched the failed presidential bid of the late Fernando Poe, Jr.), the Citizen’s Movement for Justice, Economy, Environment and Peace or JEEP (the NGO that campaigned for the presidency of Joseph Estrada), MARE (the women’s organization identified with Ms. Loi Estrada), and the Union of the Masses for Democracy and Justice or UMDP (formerly named as PMAP or People’s Movement Against Poverty).

These well-funded partylist organizations shall actively campaign for forty (40) seats in Congress with the foremost objective gathering additional votes in the House of Representatives for another round of impeachment against the President.

The administration and its allied civil society organizations should have a comprehensive counter-plan with the objective of frustrating the aforementioned grand plan of the left and the opposition. This proposal is one-way of achieving that goal.

Objectives

Five (5) to eight (8) pro-administration party-list organizations shall be fielded in the 2007 Congressional election with the following objectives:

1. Provide full support to several COMELEC accredited partylist groups that are ascertained to be pro-administration and ensure the winning of nine (9) to twelve (12) seats in the House of Representatives;

2. Form a partylist block that will support the plans and programs of the administration and help in countering destabilization moves by the opposition as well as left-leaning party-list groups; and,

3. Contribute in the overall campaign to substantially lower the number of votes of leftist and left-leaning party-list organizations, and in the process reduce the seats of these anti-administration parties in the House of Representatives.

Conduct

Agbiag! Timpuyog Ilocano (AGBIAG!), Babae para sa Kaunlaran (BABAE KA), League of Youth for Peace and Development (LYPAD) and Kalahi Advocates for Overseas Filipinos (KALAHI) have filed registration as national sectoral organizations. These are the 4 main party-list organizations to be supported. Two (2) to five (5) more partylist groups shall be given support, which may include a coalition of Muslim and Indigenous Peoples and already registered party-list parties.

Timelines

October 1 to November 30, 2006:

Firming up of party-list organizations to be supported.
Full operationalization of the headquarters including completion of all required staffing.

December 1 to December 31, 2006:
Planning, and expansion and consolidation of network, and Party-list Conventions

October to December 2006 Proposed Operation Budget:

Item [1]: Organizational and consolidation meetings, and operational support
Budget: 150,000/organization x 5 organizations
Total Monthly: 750,000 x 3 months
Total for 5 months: 2,250,000

Item [2]: Conventions of COMELEC accredited and pro-administration partylist groups
Budget: 550,000/organization x 5 organizations
Total for 5 months: 2,750,000

TOTAL [Items 1 & 2, for 5 months]: 5,000,000
10% Contingency: 500,000
OVERALL TOTAL: 5,500,000

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