Atty. JV Bautista at ANC’s “The Big Picture” with Ricky Carandang

March 12, 2010

Atty. JV Bautista yesterday evening appeared (7 P.M.) in the ANC show “The Big Picture” with Ricky Carandang. Guest panelist are JV Bautista, Bongbong Marcos, Neric Acosta and Tony Lambino. For more information about the show, you may go to:

For those who would want to watch the replay of the episode, tune in at ANC today, March 12, 1:00PM and on Sunday, March 14, 4:00PM.

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Atty. JV Bautista on Taxes: Failon Ngayon

March 10, 2010

This was during the March 6, 2009 episode of ABS-CBN’s Failon Ngayon (, 5:30 P.M.

Failon Ngayon 30-second question: Ayon ka ba sa karagdagang buwis?

(At 0:58) Atty. JV Bautista: Ako hindi. Kasi sa ngayon, marami sa mga batas na ipinapataw, lalo na itong E-VAT, pampahirap sa bayan, kasi hindi nagdidistinguish ng mahirap at saka mayaman e. Ako naniniwala sa progressive taxation. Dapat ang ipinapataw na buwis, yung kung sino kumikita ng malaki at yung malalaki ang kayamanan nila, dapat yun ang buwisan ng gobyerno. After all sila naman ang pino-proteksyunan ng gobyerno, yung mga mahihirap nga pinababayaan.

Crisis powers will lead to onerous contracts with power firms – JV Bautista

March 9, 2010

March 6, 2010

Crisis powers will lead to onerous contracts with power firms – JV Bautista

Dark Power Rising: The Philippine Power Industry 9 Years After EPIRA by the Freedom from Debt Coalition

SENATORIAL candidate and human rights lawyer JV Bautista expressed concern today as Malacanang is mulling over a special session of Congress to resolve the power crisis in Luzon and Mindanao.

Bautista said, “Granting special powers to Arroyo like the same blanket authority given to (former president) Ramos at the height of the 1990s electricity crisis would usher in new versions of the onerous contracts with independent power producers”.
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JV in PDI Editorial: Patterns

March 7, 2010

Former President Joseph Estrada, who is also running for president, had a similar story. He said another presidential candidate had offered to reimburse all his campaign expenses if he withdrew from the race. But while Estrada refused to say who had made the offer, one of the senatorial candidates in his ticket, JV Bautista, said Villar was “the most likely person to do that … because the other political contenders do not have that kind of money to offer.” Villar denied ever talking to anyone regarding the matter.

Inquirer Opinion / Editorial



Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: March 05, 2010

SEN. MANUEL VILLAR sees a pattern in the recent attacks mounted by some of his political foes and believes they have hatched a conspiracy to portray him as a “transactional leader.” In an interview Thursday with GMA-7’s Mike Enriquez, the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party said his Senate foes wanted to paint him as somebody who was buying off his political rivals as well as the media. Their strategy is “to create an impression that I am in the habit of bribing people,” Villar said. “But all of my money came from hard work and patience, from my sweat and blood. I don’t just give it away to anyone.”
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Watch Atty. JV Bautista at “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday, 5:30pm

March 3, 2010

Watch Atty. JV Bautista at Failon Ngayon, ABS-CBN (Channel 2 for NCR), this Saturday, March 6, 2010, 5:30pm!

Failon Ngayon at ABS-CBN 2

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In the News: JV says Villar most likely to bribe Erap

March 2, 2010

Estrada says rival trying to buy him out

February 23, 2010 18:34:00
Christian V. Esguerra
Philippine Daily Inquirer

IBAAN, Batangas, Philippines—Ousted President Joseph Estrada on Tuesday revealed that another presidential candidate was offering to reimburse his campaign expenses in exchange for his withdrawal from the May 10 presidential election.
Erap and Villar

Erap and Villar

Estrada declined to identify the candidate, but JV Bautista, one of his senatorial candidates, said Villar was the “most likely person to do that.”

“He is the most logical person to do it because the other political contenders, the other candidates, do not have that kind of money to offer to Erap,” Bautista told reporters during a campaign sortie here.

“Remember, Erap is no pushover in [terms of] financial capability. So if you are going to offer something to him, it must be very, very big, which only a billionaire—a billionaire businessman—can offer,” he added.
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Abogado ng Masa video

March 1, 2010

A 30-second video from a friend of JV Bautista depicting what he has done for the country.

Violate the Party-List law, we will sue you in court

February 27, 2010

February 27, 2010

Violate the Party-List law, we will sue you in court, Arroyo, Angie Reyes told

SENATORIAL CANDIDATE and lawyer JV Bautista dared the President’s son Mikey Arroyo and Energy Department head Angelo Reyes to run as party-list nominees in the coming May elections.

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Magdalo lawyer on preventing “kudeta”

February 26, 2010

February 25, 2010

Magdalo lawyer advises next president on the prevention of “kudeta” and military uprisings

Lawyer and senatorial candidate JV Bautista offered an unsolicited advice today to the country’s next president regarding the prevention of coup d’ etats and military uprisings.
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Bongbong may use “reclaimed” ill-gotten wealth in campaign – JV Bautista

February 25, 2010

February 24, 2010

Bongbong may use “reclaimed” ill-gotten wealth in campaign

PMP Senate bet JV Bautista warns that a Marcos family comeback will erase EDSA gains

The Marcos Family

A day shy of the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People Power I Revolution which toppled the Marcos dictatorship, a Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) Senate bet warns that Nacionalista Senatoriable Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is “in a position” to use “reclaimed ill-gotten wealth” for his senatorial campaign.
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