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Aug 04

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

 

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2  The vengeance of hate-mongers

By Evan Iliadis former Rotarian member of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran iliadisevan@yahoo.fr

With no more ammunitions left and while all indications pointing to an end of the guerrilla, I was planning to close this site, when word came from Bohol that the gang opened another front, this time counting not on Rotary for the logistics, but on the legal system.

The opportunity – or what they thought was one – came from the pen of Luella “Baby”Bantol, then President of the club. In order to set the record straight and prevent the terminated members of still acting as Rotarians in good standing, she sent an e-mail to all presidents in the district 3860 informing them the following:

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

Anything wrong with that? Apparently not. I would say …Almost. It’s now about time to reply to this fellow who was “shocked” to see my name included on this mail.

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

Indeed, it is shocking and this fellow do not understand why I did not join the other three on the complaint because, as he put it, “you Evan have been labeled also, You should be mad at your club, I can’t understand why you are against the gang and sympathetic to the club and the President”.

First, let me take the Satan out of here and tell this fellow that all he does from day one on this matter, is sneaking in trying to capitalize, as a confirmed merchant of the temple he is.

He’s not acting on ideology or as a concerned citizen but hoping on a material profit by maneuvering left to the right and top to the bottom.

But others in Australia have seen it (the mail) also and commented with mixed signals, clear enough for me not to pretend I did not receive any. Here is my response: I knew that my membership was terminated as soon as this happened, not from a notification received by the club but from others.

This club – and others in the 3860 district- have never notified a single member about his termination, systematically ignored the Rotary bylaws and proceedings in terminating members.

Worse, during David and Baby Collins tenure as presidents, not only they did not notify members of their termination but let them come to the meetings thinking they were still members!..

As far as I am concerned, I didn’t really care much, I wasn’t living in the Philippines anymore, I wasn’t planning to join a club here in France, I did not pay my dues and most important, how should I expect to continue being a member of this organization as I am in full disagreement about its ethics and morals when it comes to disclosure of wrongdoing by its members?

Remember, I began this crusade against the crooks a month after received the PHF award and as a member in good standing within the ROTARY CLUB OF TAGBILARAN. I did not buy the award it was paid for me by the VAP.

You now understand how much I cared about my membership, don’t you? Furthermore, it came as a relief to me and felt free to express myself in the most personal way, tell the story as I thought was right, not what Rotary and Rotarians wanted to hear. (Actually not to hear….)

Besides, I have never linked my personal interest professional or spiritual with Rotary making the separation painless and irrelevant, the termination of my membership did not have any negative effect to my life, as opposed to the Collins that lost big, for linking their fortune and future in making money from the Rotary, thinking this could go on forever.

I immediately changed my status when addressing Rotary and Rotarians to “former Rotarian” and began sending emails with a new e-mail address “formerotarian@gmail.com, I have never criticized or addressed the club on this matter and avoided polemic behavior with most members, exception made to collaborators and VAP followers receiving “special” reports.

About two months ago, to the request of the President Angelito Lechago, I corrected a technical issue on this website that I wasn’t aware, with a clear statement on the home page that “The Rotary Club of Tagbilaran is not involved or associated in any way with this web site etc”.

So? what prompted PP Luella Bantol when informed the district about the termination of the Collins and Deo Dioscoro to include my name in this mail? To avoid discrimination? That’s really laughable!… Well, I’ll give you the answer.

PP Luella Bantol is not the editor of this mail. It was the attorney of the club and know-all guy who handled club’s strategy after my revelations and the failed assault the club was under from all over the district, plus the international gang that flew to the rescue of the crooks.

The attorney of the club – a member as well – was the one that back in October 2007 and only a few days after the explosion of my bombshell on the RC of Tagbilaran website he prepared a mail under the sword of Derek Pyrah (click to see it) ” dissociating” the club’s position from me stopping short of writing the word “disapproving”, as Pyrah requested.

Derek pyrah, made sure it was sent to every single club in AU by doing the job himself. Furthermore, the attorney instructed all members of the club to distance themselves from me and restrain themselves of communicating with me, not even visiting the website, leaving them even more terrorized and confused.

How he can explain that not a single member, including him, having no doubt about the truthfulness and integrity of my accusations, (which it was his job as an auditor officer of the club to investigate in the first place), adopted such a childish strategy that ultimately lead to a disaster for the club jeopardizing the positive public image Victor and Luella Bantol are enjoying in the community?

Bring the bottle, please!…

Soon to come: How club’s strategy to deal with the crooks failed, instead of being the accusers they end up being the defendants. This trial is not only about money. It’s about vengeance, it’s about high ranking Rotarians scapegoating others to save their asses. They chose PP Luella Bantol to be the scapegoat. Stay tuned, be patient you’ll know more…. Rotary Club of Tagbilaran – The trial page2

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