Showing posts with label The trial of a rotary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The trial of a rotary. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

The trial part 2.

The trial part 2.

The trial part 2.
The vengeance of hatemongers Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

By Evan Iliadis former Rotarian member of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran  Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

With no more ammunition left and while all indications pointing to an end of the guerilla, I was planning to shut down down this web site and go to Disneyland, when word came from Bohol that the gang opened another front, this time counting not on Rotary International 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: Click on the image to enlarge it,)

Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

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. Indeed, it is shocking and this fellow do not understand why I did not join the other three on the complain because, as he put it, "you Evan have been libeled 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. Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

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. It was even worst 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!.. Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

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 wrong doing 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 ROTAY CLUB OF TAGBILARAN. I did not buy the award it was paid for me by the VAP. Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

You can now understand how much I cared about my membership don't you? Further more, 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 in 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 for ever.

I immediately changed my status when addressing Rotary and Rotarians to "former Rotarian" and began sending mails with a new e-mail address ", I have never criticized or addressed the club on this matter and avoided polemic behavior with most members,with exception 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 web site 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". Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

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 web site he prepared a mail under the sword of Derek Pyrah " dissociating" the club's position from me stopping short of writing the word "disapproving", as Pyrah requested. Rotary Club of Tagbilaran. The trial part 2.

Here is the letter

The trial part 2.

Derek pyrah, made sure it was sent to every single club in AU by doing the job himself. Further more, the attorney instructed all members of the club to distance themselves from me and restrain themselves of communicating with me, not even visiting the web site, 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 as 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 part 2.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

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

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

Friends. Reading the transcripts of 3 witnesses, I am very pleased of the way the defense attorneys are handling the case, that 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 witness mostly Rotarians, just for the purpose of intimidation, hoping she will settle the case in their (Plaintiffs) terms, so humiliating and face loosing.. More of that on the web site in a few days .

My older brother and best friend who has passed away now, 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 witness are unhappy to take the stand against 

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 on 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 to waist court's time and harassing the defendant.

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...

fore we analyze her real motivations it's good to go through some of the highlights on 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 a first installment, and please, let me know if any one 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.

CLICK HERE to see the original transcripts of the testimony above on a pop up window within this page . or CLICK HERE to see it on a different page. Please excuse the quality of the scans, they were done on a type writer and not printed from a computer.

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 oblige, 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, waist of time... who haven't receive mails from me....


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 justification of being sole handlers of the Matching Grants money and donations. CLICK HERE to see Derek Pyrah mail now an exhibit in the trial. Have a good laugh... TRF attributes the MG to clubs, not to "stand alone" entities...

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, of course, if she knows a certain Evan Iliadis who is sending mails.... 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 setup 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 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 see 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: CLICK HERE to see a few pages of the transcripts

Next In a few days: The testimony of former Rotarian Cory Ann Verge, as controversial as the person is, part of the crowd of "philanthropist" organizations mashrooming in Bohol, hers not being an exception. 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 wedding, family events and for what ever reason one wants to rent the place.More on that and her testimony coming soon.