THANKS to digital technology, one is able to preserve the audio characteristics of any sound clip from the source for purposes of making a detailed analysis even if they are copied/downloaded several times.

A concerned audiophile, who wishes to remain anonymous, made his own analysis of the audio characteristics of the "Chavit X-Tapes" and sent it to us. He examined in particular the third and sixth tracks, in an attempt to compare the portion where former Pres. Joseph Estrada mentioned the word "Hello."

His conclusions confirm our own suspicions about the Chavit-released tapes earlier in this blog:

  • The "Hello" audio of Track 06 is identical to the "Hello" audio of Track 03.

    It is scientifically impossible to have two identical audio wave transitions between two separate instances of any conversation even if the audio information is coming from a single individual. Having such identical characteristics could only happen if the audio transitions are "digitally" copied to another clip.

    The analysis also found that Track 06 conversation transitions are not "natural" as compared to Track 03 which shows common ambient background characteristics.

  • The "Hello" audio of Track 03 was "copied" to Track 06 and Track 06 is "heavily" spliced.

Below are the plate images of the analysis of the two tracks (Track 03 and Track 06) comparing the wave properties of Erap’s "Hello":

  • PLATE 1: Upper portion is a graphical wave display of Track 03 (left channel). Lower portion is Track 06’s wave display (right channel) combined in one audio file.
  • PLATE 2: Zooming in on Erap’s "Hello" portion already shows identical wave properties between the two tracks.
  • PLATE 3: Zooming in at head portion of the "Hello" audio, you could easily see radical wave transitions that are 100% identical on both tracks.
  • PLATE 4: The same case at the end of the "Hello" audio — wave transitions are 100% identical.
  • PLATE 5: Overall view of the "Hello" portion of the clip showing identical wave transitions.
  • PLATE 6: Plate showing 60HZ buzz noise on "Man2" (unidentified male) background. In a telephone conversation, usually both parties’ background noise is shared but in this case, each party has its own background audio characteristics which is usually apparent on "spliced" clips.

41 Responses to Still on the “Chavit X-Tapes”

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username

July 18th, 2005 at 3:08 pm

bobo nga gumawa nyan. and the government is assuming na kasing bobo nang gumawa nang cd na yan ang taong bayan.

tsk… tsk… tsk… natuto lang mag cut and paste …….

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Huseng Bulag

July 18th, 2005 at 3:22 pm

The conversation is too scripted to be true in the first place, parang pelikula.

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initdisyerto

July 18th, 2005 at 3:23 pm

akala ni chavit maniniwala pa ang mga tao sa kanya… lalo sa released tapes. yong napatay na secretary n’ya, na maraming alam tungkol sa kanya, erap group din kaya ang may gawa? sabi n’ya….

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claymore

July 18th, 2005 at 3:48 pm

Sadyang nakapangingilabot ang “kagarapalan” ng pamahalaang ito na pagtakpan ang mga kasuka-sukang pagwawalanghiya sa taong-bayan…. katulad na lang ng pag-agaw ng kapangyarihan, pag-iwas sa pagbukas ng mga dinayang balota, at ngayon, sa walang habas na pandaraya na di makakailang pinatototohanan ng “gloriagate” tape.
Ang hindi maintindihan ng taongbayan ay kung bakit hinahayaan ng pamahalaang ito ang ganitong klaseng mga “pakulo” ng mga taong kakabit ng kanilang pangalan……
Kung may natitira man lang sana silang konting paninindigan para sa katotohanan,… ang sana ay pinag-aaksayahan nila ng panahon ay ang paghahanap kay Garcillano…upang patotohanan ang “pagiging inosente” ng nakaupong lider…..

Sa mga pangyayaring ito, wala’ng magagawa ang mga nasa kapangyarihan upang pagtakpan ang umaalingasaw na kabulukan…..hindi sa mga ganitong “kalokohan”….hindi sa pag-aayos ng ngiti ng inyong pangulo…..hindi sa pagpapakita ng mga rali’ng ginagastusan….hindi sa paglabas ng mga nasa poder at ipag-sigawan ang “pag-kakaisa”…..hindi ng cha-cha o maski tango pa…..hindi ng pananakot ng pagtayo ng sariling republika……hindi sa pagdarasal ng nakabelo……hindi ng paglalakad sa tabing dagat kasama ang hindi kumpletong pamilya……hindi sa pagpapalabas ng mga balita sa mga “may pang-sariling interes” na pahayagan, na mas marami ang “kathang-isip” higit sa katotohanan na pamamahayag…..hindi ng pagpapahinto sa implementasyon ng e-vat…..hindi ng mga politikong natighaw ang uhaw sa ulan ng biyaya galing sa kaban ng bayan….. hindi sa pagpapakita ng kapangyarihan ng mga pulis at sandatahang lakas….at lalong hindi sa paghhintay na lumipas ang maraming araw at mabaon sa limot ang nasabing “kabuktutan”…..
Wala sa mga iyan ang KASAGUTAN o LUNAS……
sa kadahilanang walang kasagutan at lunas ang KANSER na nakakapit sa Palasyo ng Malakanyang…..

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bayonic

July 18th, 2005 at 4:03 pm

the fact that Chavit Singson is in the limelight … freely able to walk and talk about town … purchase prime real estate … hold on to his political positions says a lot about the GMA administration’s stand on justice , the hypocrisy that is behind the supposedly all-out war against jueteng , and adherence to the traditions of patronage politics.

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agol_78

July 18th, 2005 at 4:15 pm

kahit ako sinubokan kng tinggan ang audio wave. eh 100% nga nman parihas kahit di ako isang sound engineer gamit lang ang isang amateur program na nakuha ko sa internet na WAVEPAD.

nasa govrno, wag mo akong takotin, lokohin at gagohin! pwede ba?!!!

manood kayo ng programa na TINIG NG BAYAN sa NBN. pinipilit ko intindihin ang side nila pero ang kitid ng mga utak nila, sarap sipain ang guest nila sa kakadaldal parang ginagago ako. hay halos lahat na guest nila ay alipores naman ni GMA. Pano raw makakadaya si GMA kasi si Garci naman kausap nya hindi naman ang sa mga tao precint at habang dinadala pa lang ang balota sa session hall ng KAMARA alam na nila ang resulta at pano raw si GMA makapagCHEAT. HAY NAKU ANG KITID NG UTAK TALAGA. GAGOHIN PA NAMAN AKO. manood kayo kukulo lang dugo nyo. at sa CHAVIT X-Tape totoo at authentic daw ang tape na talaga si erap ipapatay nya si GMA.

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jemasan

July 18th, 2005 at 4:20 pm

Kung minsan talagang hindi na malaman ng mga sipsip ni GMA ang ginagawa,noon pang una kong marinig ang cd tape ni Chavit at RJ Jacinto ng Channel 29 na ipinarinig sa press,duda na ang marami na hindi tunay ang ilang bahagi ng tape.
Alam naman natin kung sino si Chavit Singson,takot na takot siyang mawala si GMA dahil sa dami ng mga kasong pagpatay sa mga umalaban sa kanya,pag nawala na si GMA sabit talaga siya sa dami ng mga kaso sa korte,sa ngayon puro kakampi pa nila ang lahat ng korte dito sa pilipinas.
At tungkol naman sa TV station ni RJ Jacinto subukan ninyong manood at mapapansin ninyo na bias sila sa caller pag hindi ka sumasangayon sa panel sa show pagagalitan at sinisira ka sa TV dahil piputol ka nila sa ere para hindi kana makasagot.
Ano ba ang ginagawa ng KBP bakit pinapayagn nila ang ganoong mga reporter sa ere at wala sila ginagawa?Ganito na ba kababoy ang ibang tv station natin dito sa pilipinas?
Ano ang ginagawa ni La Guardia nasaan na siya,wala ba siyang utak para opagsabihan ang channel 29 sa ganoong klaseng talkshows,walang ipinag-kaiba sa Net 25,pag kakampi okey lang pag kalaban tatakutin ng NTC.Ano naba tayo dito parang martial law na maliit.

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crd_web

July 18th, 2005 at 4:32 pm

karugtong daw ng “hello garci” recordings yung “x-tape”, hay naku. baka yung “x-tape” saka yung RJ and the Riots recordings.

sinsabi ko sayo

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Rizalist

July 18th, 2005 at 4:44 pm

There is probably legal basis for Erap and Gen. Nazareno to file libel charges against Chavit and RJ Jacinto, who might also be liable for manufacturing false evidence along with other crimes. Baseline noise characteristics are also traceable if the equipment used, such as amplifiers and recorders could be seized and examined. But then again the authorities probably have their hands full trying to figure out how to protect these two bumblers. It galls me to see Chavit walking around like some Prince of Hades though, with his jueteng, smuggling and other criminal enterprises intact while he makes beso beso with the high and mighty. Will justice ever reign in our benighted land with malevolent gargoyles like him roaming free?

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bayonic

July 18th, 2005 at 5:06 pm

from the news :
“THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has requested Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson to provide the bureau a copy of the alleged “X-tapes” linking deposed president Joseph Estrada to an alleged attempt to unseat President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Wycoco stressed that the “X-tapes” would also undergo the same process of analysis as the alleged “Gloriagate” compact discs linking Ms Arroyo to electoral fraud.”

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i may have missed the news … has the NBI come up with the results of their analysis of the alleged Gloriagate tapes ???

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eyesWIDEopen

July 18th, 2005 at 5:23 pm

ganoon? i must have missed the news as well. i have not heard nor read any news stating that NBI had analyzed the GLORIAGATE CD or that they have authenticated it already.

aba… aba…

NBI double standards ha???

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Alecks Pabico

July 18th, 2005 at 5:32 pm

bayonic,

If I recall it right, Wycoco, in his testimony during the House hearings, said the NBI cannot establish the authenticity of the Bunye tapes — both the “original” and “spliced” versions — because they are “tampered.”

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noelet

July 18th, 2005 at 5:44 pm

“Wycoco stressed that the “X-tapes” would also undergo the same process of analysis as the alleged “Gloriagate” compact discs linking Ms Arroyo to electoral fraud.”

from http://news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=1&story_id=43977

Did NBI really conduct authentication/analysis as they claim on the Garci-tapes? Or is this just mere publicity than an act of justice?

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The J Spot

July 18th, 2005 at 5:49 pm

More fake audio recordings

Inside PCIJ posts that an audiophile contact confirmed that Gov. Chavit Singson’s “X-Tape” is heavily spliced (i.e. digitally edited).  A previous PCIJ blog entry has a transcript and downloadable audio.

Ah,…

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subtlestrike

July 18th, 2005 at 8:38 pm

What can you expect from an embalmer who wants to preserve political careers using “formalin”?

NBI- No Body Inside tsk tsk tsk, wala na talaga yung dating NBI

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doctorT

July 18th, 2005 at 11:06 pm

dati pag narinig mo NBI wow!!!! magagaling , respetato , saludo tayo
ngayon NBI !!!! magaling magsinungaling, tarantado , balasubas tulad ni Wycoco, GAGO.

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Naz

July 18th, 2005 at 11:24 pm

Haay. The Ironic thing is. Both tapes, the X-tapes and the GG-tapes were both released by two pro-gma administration persons. Another thing that bothers me is that the statement given by Mr. Chavit Singson and the administration guys on the GloriaGate-tapes.” Wiretapped.. thats trash.. its bad.. thats a destabilizing thing.. illegal..” Well, not fake or fake. Using the same logic to this. Really leaves a bad taste in my mouth to say this. As I dont want to judge. But in my opinion, hypocrasy! I mean cmon. So saying it is wiretapped. Mr. Singsons emphasis and “political endorsment” made the real diffrence. Darn it. On the flat basis. Releasing an opposition figures conversation as supposed to “wiretap” and “retaliation” really makes nothing diffrent. In my opinion, bad move. Argh..

Godbless, ingats!

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masha

July 18th, 2005 at 11:24 pm

i dont think gma’s lackeys intended for us to buy chavit’s tapes. they just want to show that splicing can be done and thus cast doubt on the hello garci tapes; and hopefully by throwing the chavit tape into the arena of public debate that the hello garci tape will be set aside.

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punisher

July 18th, 2005 at 11:57 pm

wala na maniniwala sa nbn government station.puro mga palakapk boys ang guest.masarap talaga pagsisipain isa isa.Mr. pichay ,alam ho namin c garcillano ang hari ng pandaraya kaya di nyo kailangan mag sinungalin.we dont need your side di namin kayo kailangan.puro pananakot ginagawa nyo.sabi nyo pag mag witness young mga hyatt 10 kakasuhan sila.ano kayo?matakot kayo sa diyos.mga putang ina niyo.

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KaBlog

July 19th, 2005 at 3:04 am

sana maging fair ang media para malaman natin ang katotohanan..

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emer

July 19th, 2005 at 8:07 am

hay naku yang NBN na governmwnt channel na yan parang mga ulol!!! ang mga guest, e sila sila naguutuan. pinagtatawanan na nga lang namen yang mga yan d2 sa bahay di magkandatuto sa pagtatangol k Gloria.. dios ko yung mga host inay ko po nuknukan ng Bias, mga bayaran!!!!! meron pa nga dyan yung mukhang bankay na payatolang matanda yak kadiri, at isa pa yang si cerge remonde na ngiiii kadiri ang klase ng pagiisip.. grabe !!!! at yung kamkha ni OGAG yung komedyante hay mukhamg adik.. hoy mga rah rah boys & girls ni gloria mga uto uto sa gobyerno maging patas naman kayo.. at itong badinger Z na c morato sarap sampalin sobrang kapal ng mukha.. yak!!! akala ba nyo pag aari ni gloria ang station na yan HOY!!! kung di dahil sa buwis namen wala kayong susuwelduhin mga bayarang laos na chaka mga walang digninidad.. hay naku talagang nakakagalit na baket puro admistation lang ang guest jan para patas mag invite din kayo sa oposisiyon,, mga @?!!!!! nyo. minsan talagang tumatawag ako jan sa istayon na yan nag cocoment ako di binabasa palibhasa barado sila,, bias talaga..

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masha

July 19th, 2005 at 12:48 pm

wala bang papatol sa dare ni chavit? sige na para we can be rid of him.

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“Singson to quit if ‘X-tapes’ are proven fake

ILOCOS Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson said he would resign his post if findings would prove that a portion of the “X-tapes” of former president Joseph Estrada allegedly discussing a plot to oust incumbent Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had been spliced. XXX”

http://news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=1&story_id=44062

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noelet

July 19th, 2005 at 1:54 pm

Same as GMA, Singson’s bid is just another publicity stunt. If proven fake, he’ll try to ruin the credibility of the voice experts… or he would lie low for the meantime for for a short period of time he has save his master in destabilizing the opposition.

Or he could be a Mirriam and say… ” I lied! HAHAHAHAHAH!”

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Bullet

July 19th, 2005 at 2:03 pm

Chavit is a liar. He will quit as what? .. as Ilocos Sur Governor? Matutuwa ang mga tiga-doon, kaso mambwebwesit pa rin sya sa buong bansa. Hindi na dapat sya patulan. He will remain as a spurious politician up to his death.

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koyobayashi

July 19th, 2005 at 5:12 pm

FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!!! what do you expect from two rich idiots? anyone with a decent computer can make their own x-tapes!!! eh bka mas maganda pa magawa natin kahit wala tayo recording studio!

at yung NBI… hay sus!!! umasa ka nalang sa baliw…

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noelet

July 19th, 2005 at 5:23 pm

so much of partisan politics…. now we have a partisan justice in the form of nbi/doj and raul gonzales.

they are not credible body to investigate these tapes… just a waste of time and money.

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noelet

July 19th, 2005 at 5:23 pm

+ wycoco.

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datu_lakandiwa

July 21st, 2005 at 1:29 pm

We are not dumb to believe that chavit’s x-tapes are original. NBI and GMA administration is master on that department. They can invent charges versus those people against the government. They are living in lies and believing that their lies were the truth!!!

Poor people blinded by greed!!!!!

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bogart1

July 22nd, 2005 at 3:02 pm

the way i see it,WALA pa rin talagang pupuntahan itong mga nangyayaring KAGULUHAN sa ating bansa,IN THE END YUNG MGA FILIPINO NA HALOS hirap na hirap iraos ang pang araw araw na kabuhayan ang APEKTADO,tanggapin na natin ang katotohanan na WALA NG PAG-ASA na umunlad ang PILIPINAS,swerte tayong nasa abroad,yung may mga stable na jobs,maganda and sahod together with our families,ok na kami dito kaysa dyan sa PILIPINAS DAHIL wala kaming mapapala dyan,MGA KABABAYAN, kung may tsansa na mag aBROAD KILOS NA!!!PARA din sa inyo yan,KAGAGAWAN NG MARUMING PULITIKA,MGA HAYOK SA PANSARILING KAPAKANAN,MUKHANG PERA,MAGNANAKAW,MANDARAYA,LAHAT NA NG MASAMANG GAWAIN MATATAGPUAN SA GOBYERNO NG PILIPINAS!!!!!

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bogart1

July 22nd, 2005 at 3:16 pm

Kami dito sa abroad,we can say na dito na lang kami mamumuhay,uuwi na lang dyan para gumastos ng AMING MALAKING NAIPON NA DOLLARS AGAINST SA PESO NA WALA NAMANG VALUE…..HERE IN ABROAD,WE CAN EXERCISE ARE RIGHTS,AT LEAST MAY mga Hiya ang mga government officials,NAKAKAHIYA ANG PILIPINAS,PAULIT ULIT LANG ANG PANGYAYARI……MATATALINO TAYONG MGA PINOY,MASISIPAG,MAY PUSO,SAYANG TLAGA ANG BANSA NATIN,KAHIT ANO PANG GAWIN,WALA NA….one QUESTION LANG PARA SA KIN,ANO ANG MAGAGAWA NATIN PARA SA BANSANG PILIPINAS????

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bogart1

July 22nd, 2005 at 3:28 pm

ang bayan kung PILIPINAS,
LUPAIN NG MGA MANDURUGAS..
DAHIL SA MATINDING KAHIRAPAN,KAHIT MAGNAKAW,MANDAYA,PUMATAY NG KAPWA,GAGAWIN PARA LANG YUMAMAN.
MGA kapwa ko PILIPINO ANO NA NGAYON ANG gagawin nyo?
KAWAWA NAMAN KAYO….
HINDI KAMI NAGKAMALI NA IWAN ANG PILIPINAS,DAHIL DITO SA ABROAD BUHAY NAMAN NAMIN AY MAALIWALAS.
makikibalita na lang kami kung ano ang mangyayari,
dyan sa bansa nating WALA NANG SILBI……

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Bullet

July 22nd, 2005 at 4:07 pm

Shanavagan! Berroya resurrected from his grave, joining Sabit in making false statement about the fake CD conversation. Also w/ Rose Bud, who came from her safe house financed by FG, attacking Sen Lacson on his recently Senate speech. Para silang kabute na bigla na lang susulpot, magkano kaya ang bayad sa kanila? Kawawa talaga si Juan Dela Cruz!

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puretuts

July 23rd, 2005 at 2:17 am

Maniniwala ako na totoo ang x tapes kung nag bayad si RJ sa behest loan nya sa PNB at mga investors/partner sa nilugi nyang First Women Credit.

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alb3ar

July 23rd, 2005 at 10:35 pm

Laos na kasi si RJ kaya kung ano ano na ginagawa. Talagang Titser’s enemy number one yan hahaha

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korab

July 24th, 2005 at 9:42 am

kayo di naman kayo mga expert agad kayong naniniwala sa mga tapes na lumalabas…sa NBI na lang tayo maniwala, kung ano ang sabihin nila yun ang paniwalaan natin kasi sila ang may kakayahan na mag-authenticate….pero mukahng totoo nga yung laman ng tape ni Chavit..kilala niya si Erap…it takes one to know one, diba?

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INSIDE PCIJ: Stories behind our stories » The Bunye tapes analyzed

July 24th, 2005 at 4:02 pm

[…] OVER the weekend, we received results of an analysis done on the Bunye tapes from the same audiophile who recently analyzed the "Chavit X-Tapes." Readers may recall that Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye presented to members of the Malacañang Press Corps on June 6 two tapes — one allegedly "original" containing the voice of an Arroyo campaign operative "Gary" and another allegedly "spliced" or "altered" with the voice of Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano — in an attempt to preempt the release by the opposition of taped conversations implicating Garcillano and Pres. Arroyo to a plot to defraud the 2004 presidential elections. […]

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alb3ar

July 24th, 2005 at 7:46 pm

And they said it was spliced and yet GMA admitted it was her voice. So much for your confidence in the NBI, Korab. Ho hum.

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jimsband

July 26th, 2005 at 9:35 am

I am a professional sound engineer – have been one for over 20 years.

Prior to the Gloria-Garci tapes, and now Chavit-RJ, I was never really intersted in politics today. I was, during Marcos-Ninoy-EDSA-Cory days, but not today. During ERAP’s time, I was only emotionally involved.

Anyway, it’s the TAPES that got me interested, because of my profession. I use the same software as Jose-Mari Gonzales – saw it on tv.

So finally, I downloaded the complete files from PCIJ, and on my own, went through it (took me one-and-a half days!!!) and made my own compilation and, naturally, processed it to make it more intelligible. I did not EDIT or MANIPULATE anything.

Believe me, I was being as OBJECTIVE as possible, but after listening to the Gloria-Garci conversations, my blood couldn’t help but BOIL!

Without cross-checking with any version whatsoever (Paguia, Bunye, Lacson, etc.) I put together fourteen (14) conversations between “PGMA” and “Gary”, plus a few others that were even more disturbing – talks of “dampot” and “soft-touch”. Even the “‘Yung dagdag” is very clear in my compilation.

To my surprise, Bunye’s Paguia’s and Lacson versions are all very similar to what I put together. (By the way I believe Sen. Lacson also has access to professional audio software) …but no EDITING or MANIPULATING was done on ANY of those versions – and they ALL came from the one, original MASTER, I believe, which is downoadable – ANYONE can do it!!!

Now RJ-Chavit.

Man, it’s so poorly done it’s not even worth my while. Not having to go deeply technical, the SCRIPT is POOR!!! Obviously hastily done by people who don’t know what they’re doing – I’m referring especially to cut 6. I don’t want to discuss this further – makes me SICK!!!

Finally, back to Gloria-Garci, some have asked me if it was also “fabricated”, and in my expert objective opinion, NO.

Someone even had the nerve to tell me – if I was given P2,000,000.oo, I would probably do it. I simply answered – Kulang ‘yan – for a fantastic scriptwriter-researcher, producer, excellent director and voice talents – to be recorded and edited by a top engineer (me, or someone much BETTER!!!). Kulang. PLUS, they’ll have to protect us – maybe fly us ALL – and our families to Acapulco or somewhere we can’t be found!!!!!

‘Nuff Said (ang haba na nga, eh:-)

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INSIDE PCIJ: Stories behind our stories » Disputing Defensor’s “dagdag boses” theory

August 14th, 2005 at 12:19 am

[…] If the examination made by the same independent sound expert who analyzed Bunye’s tapes (and the "Chavit X-tapes") is to be considered, there is reason to doubt Tiongco’s findings. Based on the FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) Spectrograph analysis he has done on the Paguia tapes, our source has found no discrepancy or discontinuity in the "yung dagdag" conversation. […]

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bugsey

August 14th, 2005 at 6:14 pm

we sure have an obsession w tapes:)

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INSIDE PCIJ: Stories behind our stories » Is it Garci’s voice or not?

January 26th, 2006 at 1:08 am

[…] Unfortunately, it proved difficult to do a fairly good voice-print analysis and comparison because the House hearing recordings were generally clipped (recorded with a loud volume).  Nonetheless, by removing and filtering out the unwanted frequency (background noise) and leaving only the subject’s voice, the analysis done on the "pipilitin" clip by the same audio engineer who did similar studies on the 3-hour, so-called "mother-of-all-tapes", Paguia tape, Bunye tapes, and the Chavit "X-Tapes" does support Sarthou’s own conclusion.   […]

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