Franco Mabanta wrote an open letter addressed to Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), after trashing Jover Laurio’s filed case – not once but twice. So, Jover tried to ask for reconsideration which made Franco think that was her easiest way for winning.
There were four prosecutors who handled both the initially-filed case and her request for reconsideration. Based on his open letter, he stated that each of the prosecutors has essentially arrived at the same conclusion that Jover was a loser.
“Four different, intelligent, honorable prosecutors handled both the initial case filed and her plea for reconsideration — two on each occasion. Each of them essentially arrived at the same conclusion: that Jover was the loser.”
Before the recent open letter that Franco had posted on Facebook, he also had written a piece last year about their conversation after having their sworn out statements in Makati City Hall.
This also included the hundreds of insults Jover extensively threwnon his friends and colleagues while hiding in an anonymous blog.
“Lifted from my legal team’s 18-page counter affidavit, here’s an excerpt of a few of the hundreds of insults Jover indiscriminately hurled in the direction of my friends and colleagues while COWARDLY hiding behind an ANONYMOUS blog):
1. I confirm that Ms. Laurio previously published her commentaries as PAB without disclosing her personal identity. Despite Ms. Laurio’s anonymity, however, PAB managed to gather significant public attention.
2. Among us, the vocal supporters of President Duterte online, and whom she refers to in her commentaries as “Dutertards,” “paid trolls,” and “propagandista,” Ms. Laurio became particularly notorious because of her derisive, hostile, and inflammatory commentaries.
3. In the articles that she published as PAB on 5 and 10 January 2017, for instance, I have read that Ms. Laurio suggested that Sass Rogando Sasot was engaged in prostitution in the Netherlands where Sass resides. In the article published on the latter date, Ms. Laurio even published what supposedly were the prices for Sass’s services as a prostitute.
4. Furthermore, I have read from several of her articles that Ms. Laurio characterized RJ Nieto as “King of Lies,” “sinungaling,” “tsimoso,” “tanga,” “bobo,” “balahura,” and purveyor of “fake news.”
5. Several other online commentators and bloggers supportive of President Duterte (some of whom are my dear friends), and even government officials, have also been called or referred to by Ms. Laurio using the same epithets she had used against RJ in her commentaries.
6. I have read from her commentaries, moreover, that Ms. Laurio, while hiding behind her erstwhile anonymity, brazenly characterized Sass as “pangit,” veteran journalist Jojo A. Robles as “Sinungaling Chaka,” my other friends Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles and Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Marie T. Badoy as “Contrabidang Chaka” and “hindi kagandahan…noong hindi pa naretoke,” respectively, and Justice Secretary Vitalliano Aguirre (“Secretary Aguirre”) as “Pangit na Abogado.”
7. Indeed, Ms. Laurio had this to say to Secretary Aguirre in her commentary:
“Wala kayong konsensya! Sinungaling na paranoid pa. Isa kang tsismosong abogado na dahil walang achievement sa position ay nagiimbento na lang ng kwento. Kadiri! Wag mong iterno ang pagmumukha mo sa ugali mo, kasi papakyawin mo na lahat.
Galit sa Pangit na Abogado,
8. She also said the most terrible things about Mark Lopez and Glenn Chong and then basically stated that Krizette Laureta Chu was bayaran. I can’t even begin to write the things she said about Mocha Uson.
9. I called her ugly. And she sues me for it.
10. See what this is?
This is the apex of hypocrisy. This is the epitome of political bullshit.
And to be completely frank, I do understand how Jover’s feelings may have been hurt, and will even go as far as saying that I have empathy for her. But, genuinely and undeniably, there was no sensible + honest way to look at her previous actions and then align them with her current ones without coming to the conclusion that she was up to no good. This was someone who was shamelessly playing the victim card for irrational sympathy and perverse personal gain. This was someone who wrote that she went home crying, when, in all likelihood, she began scheming on how to fool her followers yet again.”
In the end, Franco had exposed her identity to the public claiming that it is not his fault but instead he blamed Jover for all the hates she received and had earned it herself.
“The bottom line: Every single molecule of hate she received after her identity was exposed to the public had NOTHING to do with me. She earned all of it herself. ALL. OF. IT.”
Then why did Franco address his open letter to Pinoy Ako Blog?
His main reason was to stop Jover Laurio for her three years of consistent and unacceptable articles, opinion or commentaries spread on social media.
“I’M SICK AND TIRED OF BEING LIED ABOUT BY THIS SICK, FRAUDULENT, MANIPULATIVE HUMAN BEING. I FUCKING HATE IT. Enough’s enough. After three years of her consistent and unacceptable bullshit, it’s time Jover gets what she deserves.”
After hearing from a dozen of his friends and strangers, as well, most of them are considering to file cases against her especially those who have deeply hurt their families through her vile FB post. Franco declared “Now it’s my turn” hoping all who have to complain to file a case against her do the same. And knowingly, Jover seems to be transferring from place to place so she can’t get served the papers and the legal process.
On his letter, he asked Ms. Laurio why she held back and participated just a few times while everyone was throwing a grenade on her head, simply because Franco is saving the nuke.
“WHAT YOUR LAWYERS DIDN’T TELL YOU IS THAT YOU COMMITTED SEVERAL COUNTS OF PERJURY BY LYING UNDER OATH ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS.
AND MY LAWYERS HAVE ACTUAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE FOR YOUR CRIMES.
YOU’RE IN A SITUATION RIGHT NOW THAT IS DAMNING AND CONCLUSIVELY INDISPUTABLE.
EVEN MORE THAN THE FIRST TWO TIMES YOU LOST TO ME, THESE COUNTS OF PERJURY ARE FUCKING BULLETPROOF.
YOU CANNOT AND WILL NOT WIN THESE CASES. EVERY TOP TIER LAWYER I’VE SPOKEN TO SAYS IT’S GAME OVER. DONE, DONE, AND DONE.”
As he added, Franco’s was absolutely not going to settle, don’t want a public apology, and certainly don’t want money. What he really wanted is for Jover to be behind bars.
“I hope they let you run your stupid blog in prison because you’re facing a combined prison term of up to seven years. And, mind you, I’m absolutely not going to settle. I don’t want a public apology. And I certainly don’t need your money.
I WANT YOU BEHIND BARS.”
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He would dedicate this success to all the good people she has slandered so irresponsibly, for the undeserving you libeled heartlessly over the last three years as he was resending an old message.
“I’m resending you this old message because now it holds much more weight:
Remember, Joves: I’m still undefeated in court. And you’ve yet to win a single case in your life. If you slander me one more time; if you post even just ONE MORE WORD about me or my friends or family; if you even just casually think about us while you’re in the bathroom; if your hog nostrils involuntarily let out a snore that even just somewhat sounds like my name while you’re sleeping in your swamp, I give you my word…WE WILL COME AFTER YOU WITH IMPECCABLE RESOURCES AND WE WILL BURY YOU.
Are we clear?”
Franco also leaves a piece of advice that he hopes that she will learn how to be a better person because, at the end of the day, it’ll be up to you to be a good human being and live the life you want to live.
As he ended his letter, “PS – Before I go, I want you to know that I took all your lies on the chin and forgave almost all of them. The other people weren’t as tolerant. But more than anything else, I want you to know that you unjustly, disgustingly, dishonestly hurt so many of our families. And that’s not okay.
PPS – Your followers are a bit weird.”
And after all Franco Mabanat wrote on his letter, on the Twitter account, Pinoy Ako Blog simply respond “Yun na yun? I think your legal team hates you” but obviously most of the netizen’s comments are on Franco’s side.
The hashtag #PaBoost has been one of the latest issues on social media.
It all started from Jesus Falcis accusing Kris Aquino of funding the boosting of anti-Dutrerte blog posts. One of which is Pinoy Ako Blog, or the blog of Jover Laurio, which contains mostly anti-administration posts and criticisms regarding President Rodrigo Duterte‘s programs.
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Ang pagkakamali mo nasabi mo sa ‘kin HINDI AKO NATIBAG at NAKABANGON ako because people identified with my life because everyone knew my story. i have that unique gift, people cannot look away. And there’s no denying i never shied away from revealing even my ugliest truths. 6 PM MANILA TIME, together with my very own JUSTICE LEAGUE- on all social media platforms, INSTAGRAM (@krisaquino), FACEBOOK (@krisaquino), TWITTER (@krisaquino214), and YOUTUBE (theaquinos) magkaalaman na. #labankris
On January 2, Jesus posted screenshots on his Facebook page containing Laurio’s message to his brother, Nicko, who was Aquino’s former financial manager. The blogger was asking him to boost one blog post.
In a live social media conference on January 6, a Netizen asked Aquino about the controversy. She admitted to have given Nicko the funds to boost posts, but denied that it was against President Duterte, Special Assistant to the President, Bong Go, and former Senator Bongbong Marcos and his family.
“I gave nicko money to boost, with zero knowledge of my brother, when my brother went to Congress to protect him from all trolls.
“Why? Para makabawi…. Because i was negotiating several contracts and didn’t want to go w/ him to the Sandiganbayan. i lacked courage to stand with him.”
Nicko confirmed that he was given the funds, however, he said that Aquino’s specific instructions were to “identify anti-administration / andi-dds blogs” and give them the funds through Facebook boosts.
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Your specific instructions were to identify anti-administration / anti-dds blogs and give them funds to protect your “queendom” through fb boosts. In addition to the Kris Aquino FB Page, I boosted Jover Laurio’s Pinoy Ako Blog page as an advertiser because YOU introduced her to me. Jover magically appeared in YOUR HOUSE when we were in a meeting. You told me you will give me cash so that there will be no paper trail. I used the cash you gave me properly, every peso and centavo. Remember, I'm an accountant, so there’s proper FB documentation. There is no way that "baka may nabulsa sa pondo." I never stole from you, and you know that! I have receipts of the boostings, but you never bothered to review them, including all the reports and updates. Please stop this bullying against my family and I. We refuse to be your victims.
He added that he only boosted Laurio’s blog posts as she was the one that introduced the blogger to him in a meeting at her house.
“You told me you will give me cash so that there will be no paper trail. I used the cash you gave me properly, every peso and centavo. Remember, I’m an accountant, so there’s proper FB documentation.”
He then stated that his family refuses to be victims of the Queen of All-Media.
James Deakin posted about the ongoing controversy behind Jover Laurio and how she was paid to boost her anti-administration posts.
He recalled last year when he was in the center of a “heavily funded troll attack” that posted things against him without any proof. But he decided to remain quiet.
And a year after, “the truth comes out,” he said. He claimed that the attacks against him were sponsored as well as the reactions.
Deakin then shaded Lurio saying that she has finally been exposed of being a “shill” and a “fraud”.
“A garden variety troll that is so hungry for fame and recognition that she hasn’t yet figured out that she is also being used by her high profile backers. Poor girl. She just wanted to fit in. And she did. For so long as she was doing their dirty work, of course.”
The journalist then questioned the main stream media’s lack of coverage regarding the controversy now that there’s “hard evidence, receipts, and a confession.”
The confession that he was pertaining to is Kris Aquino‘s comment wherein she admitted of giving funds to her former financial manager, Nicko Falcis, to boost certain social media campaigns.
I always knew I was the subject of a heavily funded troll attack back in Jan of 2018, but without hard proof, I just…
“THIS, I would think, is ACTUAL news. Right? Or maybe I need to boost it first for it to qualify?” he wrote at he end.
Kris Aquino broke her silence about the accusations floating around the internet that she’s a supporter of an anti-Duterte administration blog.
In one Instagram post of the actress, she admitted that her relationship with her brother has been “estranged” ever since the issue involving Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas, the latter being Noynoy Aquino‘s ally since he decided to run for President.
“I never wanted you to know kasi nga hinahangaan niyo sa min- we are a united family. But the truth is since that Sunday night in April, my brother and i have been extranged. But he loves my sons enough na sila parating invited. Naiyak, bwisit,” she wrote.
She also mentioned the Falcis brothers, Nicko and Jesus, saying that she hopes they’re happy as she admitted her current status with Noynoy.
“Happy na sana ang mga Falcis- ito yung ginusto niyo. Malaman ng lahat na hindi kami okay ni noy.”
She ended the comment with an apology to her mother, former President Corazon Aquino, as she broke her promise to never fight with Ninoy.
“I am sorry mom, hindi napanindigan yung promise in makati med na come what may hindi kami magaaway.”
In a separate comment, she admitted that she did help Nicko in boosting anti-administration articles “para makabawi” but gave instructions to refrain from using the funds for posts against the Marcoses and the Dutertes.
“My instructions to Nicko were always clear- kaibigan ko si Bong Go, hindi ko kaaway and mga Duterte, never attack the Duterte family especially Kitty, wala akong issue sa Marcos children, katuwang ko si bongbong sa kasal ni tony & paul, law firm ni liza marcos ang nag handle at nagpapanalo ng annulent ko. Now with all the issues- siempre ang hinala ko baka nabulsa din yung pondo.”
Kris added that her brother never knew about the mentioned post boostings.
The #PaBoost issue began when Kris’ former financial manager, Nicko Falcis, revealed that he gave money to well known anti-administration blogger, Jover Laurio, to promote articles that are against government officials.
Netizens shared their reactions toward the controversy.
Namamangka sa dalawang ilog. No loyalty. Mabubuhay siya kahit kahit sino ang nakaupo. Mahirap makipag-kaibigan sa ganyang tao.
— Rino P (@dagapusa) January 7, 2019
So this is what the Resibo group in Viber does. Kris Aquino is the boss; she provides the bread. Nicko Falcis allots a budget for boosting fm a credit card meant for that purpose. Jover Laurio is the operator, following instructions whom to hit. Kris created that group as Admin.
— jane abao (@kotawinters) January 7, 2019
I always knew kris aquino was a snake since she fell off that stage once upon a time but yall still call her a queen so.
— Pranzi🌻🐲 (@kinkyGD) January 7, 2019
Pinoy Ako Blog‘s Jover Laurio called out the devoted supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting to ruin her wedding.
In a post titled This Is How Low They Can Get, she attached some screenshots of said Duterte supporters leaking the list of the attendees of her upcoming marriage ceremony. The list is apparently filled with allies of the Aquino administration.
“You want to break me by ruining my wedding? Well, saang part diyan na pinagtatanggol niyo Ang pangulo niyo? Isang blogger niyo nagpost ng invitation ko, happy ko alam kung saan niyo yan ninakaw para ipost at pagkatuwaan ninyo,” she wrote.
She also inserted a screenshot of a message sent to their supposed godfather, calling him names.
“Halos lahat ng mga sponsor hinaharass niyo para matakot at hindi umattend sa kasal. Ganun kayo kapathetic.”
Laurio added that the man she will marry is a Duterte supporter as well but he is not a “blind follower”.
“Sa wedding day ko, with or without sponsors, I will walk down the aisle marrying my forever. Kayo, you will just be the same pathetic EJK and rapist enabler.”
She ended the post with a wish for people to get what they deserve.