Manila, Philippines - In the Alagad party list, there are leaders/nominees and supporters there that are Catholics and non-INC members. Alagad party list have to admit that without the INC support, Alagad can't win a single seat in the Philippine congress. Basing on the 2010 election result, I guess most of the Alagad votes came from the INC group. Rodante Marcoleta is an Iglesia Ni Cristo member so naturally, the support of the INC group is expected. INC professes UNITY for their block voting. It is in the name of unity that they practice block voting so it would be senseless for INC not to vote for Alagad because of Rodante Marcoleta, a certified INC member. He is an asset for the Alagad party list.
INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta never fail to make me laugh, like the rest of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. The Alagad party list congressman Rodante Marcoleta have endorsed the original impeachment complaint against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (the complainant was lawyer Oliver Lozano) Some people considers the complaint and the endorsement was just a bogus, so Gloria Arroyo can get away with the impeachment complaint. Indeed, after numerous calls for Arroyo's impeachment, it all failed, like the one Marcoleta endorsed. Funny thing is when former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman recounted last 2005 in a press conference that during a conversation between Ms Arroyo and her political adviser Gabriel Claudio. Arroyo allegedly told Claudio to ask someone to indorse the impeachment case that lawyer Oliver Lozano had filed. Dinky Soliman quoted Claudio as saying that he would call Marcoleta, who eventually endorsed the complaint.
Is INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta a puppet of Gloria Arroyo? I don't know. Why did Marcoleta endorsed an impeachment complaint against Gloria Arroyo while Arroyo is the endorsed president of the Iglesia Ni Cristo on the 2004 presidential election? Is INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta a puppet of Gloria Arroyo? I don't know. Gloria Arroyo is a constant visitor in the INC headquarters in Diliman Quezon City. Why did Marcoleta endorsed an impeachment complaint against Gloria Arroyo while Arroyo is the endorsed president of the Iglesia Ni Cristo on the 2004 presidential election? Is INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta a puppet of Gloria Arroyo? I don't know.
Court junks P20-m libel suit against ex-Welfare secretary
When Dinky Soliman revealed her information about the conversation between Gloria Arroyo and her political adviser Gabriel Claudio in asking Marcoleta in endorsing the impeachment complaint, INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta filed a P20m libel suit against Dinky Soliman. Luckily, Dinky Soliman was acquitted from the accusation of Marcoleta. Judge Rosanna Fe Romero-Maglaya found no malice about Soliman's statement. INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta failed his case against Dinky Soliman.
Usually, that is how INC operates against people. Luckily, Judge Rosanna Fe Romero-Maglaya saw that there is no clear evidence on the allegation that the INC congressman was trying to hurl against Dinky Soliman. My question is, why would an Alagad representative would be endorsing an impeachment case against a Philippine president? Does the Alagad party list does not respect the electoral mandate of an incumbent president voted by Filipinos? Does the impeachment endorsement of INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta represents the will of his group sector he is representing in the congress? Did the INC congressman Rodante Marcoleta acted on his own personal will or he is just a puppet who acts because somebody is pulling the string?
We should stand to things that we know that are right. Our movements should not be influenced by outside forces specially when we are talking about serious issues. I pity the INC congressman for this kind of situation. Marcoleta once proposed to the National Security Council (NSC) officials to include priests to include them in the terror list who have supported calls for President Arroyo’s resignation. It is the same Marcoleta who endorsed an impeachment complaint against Gloria Arroyo. Man, this is totally confusing. By The Way, Congratulations to Ms. Dinky Soliman for being acquitted from the libel suits filed against her by the INC member congressman Rodante Marcoleta.
Rep. Rodante Marcoleta is one of the delegates of Gloria Arroyo who wined and dined at the posh Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. While Filipinos are living in poverty eating noodles, Gloria Arroyo and Rodante Marcoleta was having the best time of their lives eating at a super expensive restaurant. The tab was $20,000! BEFORE their $20,000 meal at Le Cirque, Gloria Arroyo and Rodante Marcoleta dined at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in DC on July 30 with a $15,000 bill.
PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT Rodante Marcoleta of Alagad is an INC Congressman.