June 9, 2005 · Posted in: In the News

Downloadable files of Paguia tape

ON May 15, an oppositionist gave former Estrada lawyer Alan Paguia a copy of a three-hour audio recording. That recording, contained in three CDs, was made up of supposedly wiretapped conversations that took place between Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano and various individuals, including President Arroyo and her husband, in late May and early June 2005 2004.

Paguia was asked to give legal advice to the oppositionists who wanted to release the CD to the public. Instead, he made his own, shortened version of the CD, picking out the juiciest conversations and adding his own narration. He released this version to the media on Tuesday, after Malacañang had released two other versions of conversations between Garcillano and the Arroyos. As noted in previous posts, the Malacañang version omitted a number of incriminating conversations, mainly between Garcillano and senatorial candidate Robert Barbers, who appeared desperate to secure his election.

The excerpts that Paguia included in his abridged version of the Garcillano conversations jibe with those in the three-hour CD, which the PCIJ has also obtained and which we will release tonight.

For easy, manageable downloading, we took the liberty of dividing the 36-minute Paguia CD (which includes an introduction by the lawyer) into the following smaller MP3 files: 

The full transcript is also available for download here.

43 Responses to Downloadable files of Paguia tape



June 9th, 2005 at 10:14 pm

tape 5’s link is wrong, i think.


Alecks Pabico

June 9th, 2005 at 11:22 pm

Thanks for prompting us about the erroneous link. I’ve corrected the URL already.



June 10th, 2005 at 11:43 am

got the files… I will update my home page later… (for backup purposes)



June 10th, 2005 at 12:23 pm

“…an oppositionist gave former Estrada lawyer Allan Paguia a copy of a three-hour audio recording… xxx …Paguia was asked to give legal advice to the oppositionists who wanted to release the CD to the public…”

And what do you mean by “oppositionist”?kilalang “oppositionist” ba yan?

Please name the source of the audio recording, please!



June 10th, 2005 at 12:39 pm

or if you still can’t name the source of the audio recordings, then at least name the “oppositionist” who gave that CD to paguia.



June 10th, 2005 at 4:46 pm

It’s not easy naming one’s sources. They have become your source because of the established trust between you and that source. I think the only time they will reveal their source if it is required by the court.



June 10th, 2005 at 7:52 pm

Now it seems that Shiela has direct contact with someone, we can only guess to be either the “oppositionist” or Paguia. And I am not sure whether PCIJ obtained a copy of the 3hour CD separately or from the same source as Paguia’s.

Still, nobody want to place their bets on the voices, while everyone seem bent on believnig the autenticity of the tapes.


Sheila Coronel

June 10th, 2005 at 11:13 pm

We respect our sources’ desire for anonymity. We bargain with them, of course, and try to get them on record. But that does not always succeed. Our credibility as journalists rests on our ability to remain true to our agreements with them. Otherwise, no one will trust us anymore. In short, this sometimes means that, as in this instance, we have to keep our mouths shut.



June 12th, 2005 at 2:50 pm

Thank you very much for your courage in exposing the tape to us. Please keep up the good work and don’t be afraid in doing your job. We support you all. God bless and good luck!


joey salvador

June 12th, 2005 at 5:41 pm

wla bang malinaw ksi di ko marinig malabo eh magulo ang tape


Alecks Pabico

June 12th, 2005 at 6:12 pm

Unfortunately, the sound quality of the copy is just how it is. It might be helpful to have the transcript on hand while you listen to the recordings.



June 12th, 2005 at 6:13 pm

Who’s telling the truth? Investigation should not be biased and evidences should not be fabricated.it’s making the Filipino people angry either on any side (Opossition or Pro-Government), It doesn’t make any good benifit for all.This should be stop!!!
Filipino politicians are very Immature! playing dirty games in either side.We are moving backwards. Just a wake up call.



June 13th, 2005 at 1:51 pm

Hey Alecks, Sheila and friends at PCIJ,

I and my family are thanking you for continuing to be a small candle amidst the darkness that is enveloping the Philippines. We are on your side as you share the truth to the Filipino people.

“It is better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark”

There is still hope for the PHILIPPINES!!!




June 14th, 2005 at 2:22 am

heres something i got from a friend.no need for a transcipt on hand.its a 2 in one video–>transcript plus the recorded conversations:




June 14th, 2005 at 2:58 am

Is there anything we can do? what will happen to our country if our top leaders are the one who were making such anomally… They really ignored the trust of the pilipino people… They were not loyal for what they were promise… How can we trust those people sitting juz for their own goods in a bad matter… NO PATRIOTISM!!!



June 14th, 2005 at 8:31 am

I am no writer, no journalist, no lawyer. Yet i know that the only way we can really solve the issue is if we pass through the RIGHT channels to justice. Nowadays, people have consistently ignored and bent the rules of law, the rights of men, and made every news sensational.

I am no supporter for FPJ, and hell did i NOT vote for GMA (personally, i voted for roco. hehehe), but I believe that illegal measures to oust someone doing illegal deeds is not justifiable. The ends never justify the means. It just bogs me of how the PCIJ could actually promote the proliferation of such a tape which has been allegedly(and undeniably attested by Ong) acquired illegally? I’ve never heard that the RIGHT TO PRIVACY has already been nullified in the Philippines, or so I think.

I totally agree that this tape should be finally be processed by EXPERTS and not just be judged by mere hunches. UP has alot of them. heck, if you think UP has biases, ask the UN to intervene. But the big question is why isn’t this being done? who’s afraid to know the truth??

And btw, the reason our country is in shambles is because we NEVER follow any lawful process to prosecute. We always use MASS MEDIA to influence the Filipinos, and use the streets of EDSA as our “courts of law”. EDSA 1 lost it’s valor and weight of nationalism when the 2 other EDSA’s tried to oust leaders without lawful process.

We have so many experts and so many laws, and yet, we have so many hunches, and so many judicial violations. Get the f*cking tape analyzed to appease the hearts of both parties. a case can only be judged without reasonable doubt, so why would you take the word of just a man who seeks asylum with the church? And please, if you want to oust a leader, file an impeachment case.

“Sa Pilipinas, a man is guilty unless proven innocent. In more stable countries, they prefer to seek a man’s guilt and presume he’s innocent for the duration of the trial.”

daya, daya, parati nalang mentality nating Pinoy ay nasa pandaraya. kelan kaya magkakaroon ng panahon na hindi mandaraya, at hindi mag-aakusa na nandadaya. para kayong mga bata, ‘di nyo ba nakikita: uhaw na nga ang Pinoy sa karunungan, gutom pa ang kasikmuraan.



June 14th, 2005 at 10:03 am

i agree with thisisnothetime, we are sick and tired of politics. damn these people in government and the media. we cannot move on because the media is making it headline almost everyday. It scares investors. Why they have to sensationalize it. If you want the truth to be out, file an impeachment instead of media circus. We the ordinary people are getting impatience.

Gutom na kami, walang mamumuhunan, walang trabaho, walang pera ang tao.. yan ba gusto nyo tapos sisihin nyo ang gobyerno na naghirap ang bansa natin. Media has greater responsibility to the people for what happens now. kung may malasakit kayo sa mamamayan don’t sensationalize the issue. Kung may expose kayo, dalhin nyo sa proper authority like house of rep para dun ifile ang impeachment. Sawang sawa na kami sa coup detat, or any form of destabilization. Kaming ordinaryong mamamayan nag nagtratrabo at umaasa sa lang sa sweldo ang nahihirapan.. ang masasabi ko lang.. tumigil na sila pamumulitika… sayang ang tax na kinakaltas at biyanad na pang sweldo sa kanila puro sila dakdak… galit na kami!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tixe Ylno

June 14th, 2005 at 10:08 am

It seems that it is not easy for the government to tell the truth, whether the copy or the conversation is original is not of great importance, as a person if i am not guilty i will not put upon my accuser to prove that I am guilty but it is upon me to show the world that they are liar and I will do everything to clean my name and retribution will follow. I have suggestion, lets divide the house. The leaders that says arroyo did not cheat in the election will form the one part of the house and the other part is for leaders who alleged that arroyo cheated in the election. After doing it lets open the ballot boxes and do the recount and depending on the results of the recount the part of the house that is not supported by the results of the recount should be thrown into the jail or better off die by firing squad



June 14th, 2005 at 10:27 am

thisisnotthetime, have you listened to the tapes? concluding that they are genuine recordings of real conversations that transpired is not based on a hunch. kung di mo pa naririnig ikaw ang nanghuhula na naniniwala ang iba based on a hunch.

kamo the end never justifies the means? so if we kill this now then you are in fact for the end justifying the means since it is clear that GMA won by cheating.

sinong nagsabi na the tapes were acquired illegally? sino? may kaso na ba? kailangan aminin muna ng subjects that it is them and that they did not give any authority for their conversations to be recorded. e di nga umaamin e. so how can you say it is illegal?

resignation is a valid form of change of leadership. the constitution provides for a line of succession. we dont have to take to the streets. if she is impeached, it would be costly for our country. she will not be doing even herself a favor by hanging on to her undeserved seat.

call_me_ed, eh yun na nga e. gutom na ang karamihan, ginagago pa. physically decrepit na ang nakakarami pati ba naman ang pag-iisip natin ay i-insultuhin pa? nakakapanira na ng pagkatao. wala nang itinira.

ano ang proper authority? dont you think we have the right to know? sa akin lang nagbabayad ako ng taxes, ayoko namang ginogoyo ako. with the numbers that the administration have in both houses, do you think we would have ever found out about this had this blog not informed us?



June 14th, 2005 at 11:13 am

dati na tayong ginagago pero ngayon lang natin narinig ang usapan ng mga nasa poder kung pano tayo ginagago.



June 14th, 2005 at 3:33 pm

Ayaw maka-connect nung mga links… Naka-down na ba??? Ipinagbabawal ba??? If that’s the case, then, Martial Law has already begun… Sana wag tayong magpadala sa mga kumag na yan… Lalong-lalo na kay Sec. Raul Gonzales… He suck… Sabagay malapit na sa hukay…



June 14th, 2005 at 4:13 pm

Like nature, our social systems have their own corrective forces which would assert themselves in due time. Lies, like aphids on a leaf, would have to be purged.



June 15th, 2005 at 9:32 am

Are the links already Forbidden? I cannot download the mp3 files.



June 15th, 2005 at 11:30 am

why is it that whenever i try to open the link for the tapes or the transcript i am receiving “forbidden” ??? is it still open for the public???



June 16th, 2005 at 6:38 pm

unable to download mp3 files? Forbidden access??? help pls…. thanks!



June 16th, 2005 at 7:03 pm

what’s with link re: paguia tapes? forbidden access??!! GEESUS COME ON!!


Alecks Pabico

June 16th, 2005 at 7:13 pm

agnostic, which link are you downloading the Paguia tapes from?


Alecks Pabico

June 16th, 2005 at 7:26 pm

agnostic, the links should be working now. Sorry, I forgot to change the URLs for the download links here since the server of one of the mirror sites shut down two days ago. Another alternative is to download a BitTorent file of the tapes (31MB, including text file of transcript) at http://mininova.org/tor/55788.



June 16th, 2005 at 8:21 pm

Ey where can I download the CD of Ong or transcript????


jay cynikho

June 16th, 2005 at 8:33 pm

nasaan ba ang political oposisyon? nasaan ba ang magagaling na abogado, nasaan ba ang mga NGO na di suportado ng nakaw? nasaan ang mga madre? nasaan ang mga pari? yung mga bishop di na dapat hanapin wala na si Bishop Cruz na lang ang natitira? Nasaan ang mga estudyante? Nasaan ang mga guro sa UP? Ano ba ang nangyari tayong bang lahat magnanakaw na? Pati ang mga mayyaman pumayag na rin nakawin ang kanilang boto?

Nabura nang talaga ang patritotismo. sinimulan ni macoy, ipinagpatuloy ni cory, pinalala ni tabako, nilasing ni erap, binaboy ni gloria; lahat sila tinulungan ni joema.

sayang, kung wala si rizal, wala si aguinaldo, namuno at nagtagumpay si bonifacio, baka iba tayo ngayon. pero hindi rin seguro, tignan sa mundo ang mga bansang sinakop ng katsila, hilahod din sa kahirapan.

ano ba ang nangyayari, nasaan na ba tayo? kung natatandaan yan ang mga tanong matapos ang isang seance ng mga natabunan noong ginagawa ang Film Center ni Imelda sa Culltural Center.



June 17th, 2005 at 3:46 pm




June 20th, 2005 at 8:40 pm

PCIJ There is an error that you need to correct on the article you have posted at the very top of this page.

“ON May 15, an oppositionist gave former Estrada lawyer Alan Paguia a copy of a three-hour audio recording. That recording, contained in three CDs, was made up of supposedly wiretapped conversations that took place between Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano and various individuals, including President Arroyo and her husband, in late May and early June 2005.”
I should correct that it was in late May and early June 2004 NOT 2005. The Presidential election occured in 2004 please correct the mistake!



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June 21st, 2005 at 1:22 pm




June 22nd, 2005 at 11:49 am

PGMA, fell to a trap which were prepared by his own people in the military, this was confirmed by the ISAF personnel doble. For me, they bug the celphone of GARCI to monitor him during the 2004 Election but to their surprised Manang GMA “The Band of Cheaters” came in. THEY FORGOT TO ADVICE MALACA√ĎANG THAT NAKA BUG ANG CEL NI GARCI. Na KARMA sila…… Kung may deligadesa si GMA dapat lang mag resign na siya.


Alecks Pabico

June 22nd, 2005 at 1:19 pm

Thanks for pointing that out, aerocd.



June 23rd, 2005 at 8:38 pm

Complete Gloria Scandal CD available for sale at ebay.ph

FULL 3hr VERSION + Paguia Tape
with Full Transcripts and free Ringtones
Just visit

No need to spend hours downloading these bulky files over the internet!! All packaged in one CD! COMPLETE! A total of 373MB files!

We do this as a favor for those who are having trouble downloading the bulk of these files from the internet.



June 24th, 2005 at 2:42 am

Download the 3 hour tape and paguia tape




June 24th, 2005 at 10:33 pm

Gloria ma awa ka naman ang mga pilipino naghihirap na ginagago mo pa mayaman kana gloria kung pwede magpahinga kana o gusto mo pagpahingahin ka ng taong bayan?



June 24th, 2005 at 11:30 pm

we have the tape, narinig na natin, wag n tayong magtanga tangahan at gawing kumplikado ang situation. si gloria ba yun, si garci ba un, si barbers ba? di naman kayo mga bobo. andun na ako, wiretap yung conversation, di pwedeng gamitin sa korte. pero does it mean na lusot na si gloria. nung di matuloy ang impeachment ni erap dahil di binuksan ang second envelope at nag walkout ang prosecution, naka lusot ba si erap? masyado kasing maraming magagaling dito sa atin e. dalhin pa sa fbi daw or scotland yard… naman, may judgement tayo. and kung papakinggan mo tape, hindi si gloria kundi si garci ang na wiretape, na-aksidente lang si gma.

kaya sana makonsiyensiya na ang mga dumedepensa kay gloria. mahiya kayo sa mga kasinungalingan nyo at sa itinapapon nyong integridad dahil sa pagbubulag bulagan nyo. gonzales, pichay, nograles, wycoco, defensor at BUNYE, dati kayong kagalang galang, ngayon nakakahiya kayo. pangalan at pamilya nyo inilagay nyo sa kahihiyan.



June 26th, 2005 at 2:04 am

Let us revive the fire of nationalism! Let us keep watching the potential traitors of this nation! Mabuhay ang mga wiretappers!



July 3rd, 2005 at 10:37 pm

what happened to the tape 1 to 8 links?!

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