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Fertilizer Scam Suspect Jocelyn Joc-Joc Bolante’s Days Numbered

Victory I should say or perhaps partial victory for the almost extinct species and rare breed of decent law abiding citizens of the Philippines. Fertilizer Scam Suspect Jocelyn “Joc-Joc” Bolante’s days are numbered, his request for asylum in the US rejected pending resolution of his appeal may soon be sent back to the Philippines.

Hurray, hopefully we do not see the usual grandstanding among the politicians using the scandal just enough to score PR points. Just enough to make them look like a conquering hero to the downtrodden masses but eventually letting the shenanigans loose just to lie low and back to their old habits a freeman even..

The decision of the Immigration Appeals Board to reject his asylum reverberates with a stinging rebuke on the shameless scam he tried to pass off as persecution as nothing but a criminal behavior commonly and properly condemned by civilized society, to quote page 3 first paragraph:
As a matter of simple statutory interpretation, let alone sound public policy, we do not deem criminal behavior that is commonly and properly condemned by civilized societies to be a valid basis for a finding that a perpetrator, or suspected perpetrator, falls within a "particular social group" within the meaning of section 208 of the Act. See Bastanipour v. INS, 980 F.2d 1129, 1131-32 (7th Cir. 1992) (declining to treat drug traffickers as a "particular social group" under the act); Rodriguez-Rivera v. INS, 848 F.2d 998, 1005 (9th Cir. 1988) (finding that an alien's fear of criminal prosecution does not constitute a protected ground under the act.) Mr. Montes testified that the respondent may or could be harmed if returned to the Philippines. However, Mr. Montes was likewise recommended for prosecution by the Senate Committee and yet, he remains unharmed in the Philippines (Tr. at 292-94) and similarly not charged. See (Exhs. 17,7).
Huh? What was he and Montes thinking they are in the Philippines where the lines are so blurred on civilized societies and organized crime? So used to criminality as the norm that they think they can pass this off in the US Courts is just preposterous. Montes by the way is Agriculture Undersecretary Felix Montes whose testimony was found not credible as he is also a suspect in diverting the fertilizer funds in a scam of the lowest sleazy order of using it for Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Garcified re-election bid.

Funny but what’s up with persecution anyway? Well, my guess is that persecution to them is like what deposed president Joseph Estrada is harping about…… why only me everyone else is as guilty as I am so why pick on me and me alone. Holy crap! Do us a favor and spare us the indignity and agony of being subjected to these shameless criminal behavior displayed in the US at that where a big concentration of Filipinos now consider their adopted motherland.

Persecution is not in any way prosecution by any stretch of imagination imaginative or otherwise but, with a Justice Secretary like Raul Gonzales at the helm that fear is actually baseless. Why his department actually acts as the administration defense lawyers instead of pursuing equal justice. Just look at how they treat Jun Lozada, he was the one whose office was raided to gather “evidence,” perhaps looking for evidence incriminating to their bosses because how else can you explain what they did except for that obvious purpose.

So what persecution is this Jocelyn “joke-joke” errr Joc-Joc” Bolante trying to peddle at the US courts at that is purely dumb and dumber. He must have forgotten or suffering from amnesia and does he not realize that as an administration woman errrr man (sorry got confused with that Jocelyn name, hehehe geez whoever gave her errr him that name must have hated him so much when she errr he were a baby) he has Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales as his personal lawyer. But then again with that kind of lawyering he should worry, instead of a simple jaywalking offense he might end up in life imprisonment found not guilty on lesser offense but guilty on other charges due to incompetence of his legal defense.

Unless he considers himself with the opportunist errr the opposition then he can cry persecution because that seems to be the order of the day when it comes to perceived enemies of this administration.

Speaking of Jun Lozada, he has just set up his own blog. Welcome and hopefully that will be a venue where you can express your thoughts and for others to have a better understanding of what you are going through and serve to encourage others to come out and expose the shenanigans going on in the government.

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Jocjoc Bolante saga not a joking matter

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