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Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

 It goes all the way to hell for the plaintiffs and their supporters, if any… Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Their (plaintiffs’) lawyers have turned this case into unrelated events, like “what the VAP status is”, “what was doing”, “if is a Rotary or a “stand alone” (Derek’s words) entity”, “who send the anonymous letters and if they were read in the RCT regular meeting”, and most important, if the witnesses “know a certain Evan Iliadis”. It looks like the case is shifting from the defendant Luella Bantol and comes towards me. By the way, I’ll be happy to be their guest. in this or any other case, any time they choose… Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

They thought they can link the defendant to the anonymous letters, or to a conspiracy with me, for a demolition job. Reading the transcripts, none has succeeded. Rotarian Attorney Butchi Zamora and Attorney Acosta have done a marvelous job, so did the defendant in avoiding the trap

Collins tried to put her in, by designating 16 witnesses, mostly Rotarians, just for the purpose of intimidation, hoping she will settle the case in their (Plaintiffs) terms, so humiliating and face losing. More of that on the website in a few days.

My older brother and best friend, was a prominent lawyer stationed in Greece and I was helping him with business litigation cases in the French-speaking countries in Europe, said two things to remember:

1- “Never ask a witness a question if you don’t know what the answer will be”.

2- “Bring certain cases to the trial is an adventure difficult to predict the outcome. I have lost cases that I was considered 100% winnable and won others with the odds of winning being so small”.

It is clear now, the accusers understood, that even with 36 witnesses will never be able to have a case, the defendant will not settle it in their terms, possibly many of the witness are unhappy to take the stand against a fellow Rotarian.

They chose to control the damages by putting Collins on the stand, probably as a final witness and rest their case with a bang. But it won’t happen, he hasn’t more to say than the others. The plaintiffs began their case by bringing 3 Rotarians to the witness stand for a demonstration of their knowledge about the 4 ways test, Rotary bylaws and….if they know a certain Evan Iliadis…. Anything else? Nothing related to the accusations, just a waste of court’s time and harassing the defendant.

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Let’s start with Maita Manglapus who was called to testify about the legality of informing the district clubs of the termination of a Rotarian. You think that’s why they called her? Not really…

Before we analyze her real motivations it’s good to go through some of the highlights in her testimony, You’ll have the opportunity to see the entire deposition I will be uploading on the server in a few days. Below is the first installment, and please, let me know if anyone has heard the reading of the 4 ways test in a court as asked by the defense attorney and answered by the witness.

Club Presidents, Rotarians, be on notice. It is fair to all to be sued by your district for doing your job….Yes, I said the district, this witness is an Assistant Governor as there will be others Past AG and PP to testify against the defendant.

Q. “Madam witness, the filing of this case against the defendant, who is a fellow Rotarian, do you believe it’s fair to all concerned?”

A.Yes sir.

Q. Would it be beneficial to all concerned and lastly would it bring good will to all concerned?

A. Yes sir

Q. and how about the fact whether it could bring good will and friendship between the plaintiffs and the defendant?

A. It depends of the turnout of this case sir.

Then, attorney Zamora, a member of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran invited her for a demonstration on her knowledge of rotary bylaws that she, as an Assistant Governor, should have foul knowledge

Q. Madam witness, a notice of termination is not a personal act of the President but an act in accordance with the mandate of the board, is that correct?

A. Yes sir.

Q. So you will agree with me that this sending of the notice of termination is not a personal act of the defendant (Editor’s note: PP Luella Bantol), but she made this one in her official capacity as a President because she was ordered as her actions was approved by the Board of Directors , is that correct?

A. Yes sir, but the channel of sending the letter is of course first to the District governor.

Q. In what particular provisions of the Rotary By-laws or constitution is that found, Madam witness?

A. I am not familiar with that.

Q. I believe we have here a copy of the constitution and the By-laws, please point in what particular provision is that found and I know you are very conversant of this being a past president of your club?

A. Shall I read it? I cannot.

Q. Ok. But you are a hundred % sure being being a the President that this provision is found in the constitution?

A. Yes sir.

ATTY ZAMORA: That’s all your Honor.

Below is the transcript of her testimony.  Please excuse the quality of the scans, they were done on a type writer and not printed from a computer.

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I stated above, you will soon have the opportunity to read the entire

testimony containing about 50 pages where it was revealed what I always knew: Maita being ” l’enfant Cherie” du VAP didn’t come to bring any essential testimony to the case.

She brought two things: Her total ignorance on Rotary Laws, her unconditional commitment to the VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM where she has been an admirer to Collins dry toilets “architecture”, her business obliged, as a construction materials dealer. Oh! I forgot one thing: She was also asked if she knows me and if she received e-mails from me!… Oh well, waste of time… who hasn’t received emails from me….

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Is the VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM a “Stand alone project”? And if it is, what this it means? In an attempt to confuse the members of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran Derek Pyrah and Dave Collins invented this status as the justification of being sole handlers of the Matching Grants money and donations.

Look Derek Pyrah mail below now an exhibit in the trial. Have a good laugh… TRF attributes the MG to clubs, not to “stand alone” entities…

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Campo testimony Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

 

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Next in line is GRACE CAMPO former secretary of the RCT and now President of the ROTARY CLUB OF TUBIGON BOHOL PHILIPPINES. She testified in May of 2009. About what? I went through her 60 pages testimony several times without be able to find out what her testimony related to the case was about, other than praise the VILLAGE AIDE PROBLEM and if she knows a certain Evan Iliadis who is sending emails….

Of course, she knows me!. She likes me so much, that in my last meeting in the RCT Aug 2007 she asked me several times and in the most anxious and sarcastic manner “when I was leaving?”…She had her reasons, I’ll explain later.

Grace’s testimony was directed by the plaintiffs attorney towards an anonymous letter that a group of Rotarians in Australia mass mailed to the district alerting the RCT and the district about the VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM misusing Matching Grants, individual and Rotary clubs donations, explaining in details how the scam was set up by Derek Pyrah and the Collins using the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran as the laundry machine.

I Evan Iliadis, joined the group and officially AND namely informed the RCT asking a formal investigation on the allegations. Why Grace is making a taboo of the content of this anonymous letter? She knows very well what it was about. She said and recanted, as to whether this letter was read in the regular meeting or not. Apparently, they try to link PP Luella Bantol ( the defendant) to this mail. Then, later on, Atty Zamora for the defendant went on to ask whether the VAP was a Rotary Organization or a “Stand-alone” entity.

It is important to mention that is now revealed, the RCT through a mail (That I haven’t seen it personally but it comes from Grace testimony) Luella Bantol went swiftly to cut off club’s relationship with the VAP informing the managers/members of the club the end of collaboration. Basically, she threw the towel…

Let’s read some excerpts of Grace testimony: 

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next In a few days: The testimony of former Rotarian Cory Ann Verge, as controversial as the person is, part of the crowd of “philanthropic” organizations mushrooming in Bohol, he’s not being an exception.

Rotary's 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

Rotary’s 4 ways test as tested in a court of law.

She’s the most pissed off of the fall of the VILLAGE AIDE PROGRAM. She has turned a camp built with donations from good people to a resort with payable activities, like weddings, family events and for whatever reason one wants to rent the place.More on that and her testimony coming soon.

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