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.

The independent sound expert wishes to remain anonymous, fearing for his life and his family’s. He says he only "wants to contribute his expertise and at least share his knowledge without having this guilt of not sharing the information for the rest of his life."

The tape analysis shows that the portion where Pres. Arroyo mentioned "yung dagdag, yung dagdag" was present in both Bunye "original" and "spliced" versions.

Comparing the "original" (the one with the voice of "Gary," whom Malacañang said was Edgardo "Bong" Ruado, the chief of staff of Rep. Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo) with the three-hour recording also showed that the "yung dagdag" portion (except for the "Namfrel" part) was 100-percent identical in both versions, and also uttered by the same person.

The analysis might also shed new light on Bunye’s recantation during the House hearings. At one point, the press secretary mentioned that his clips are the "original" ones (with the "yung dagdag" portions clearly present and which even showed a 100-percent similarity with the three-hour recording and the voice that uttered it). Seen in light of Pres. Arroyo’s apology admitting that she did talk to a Comelec official, what Bunye may have done was a "passive" declaration that it was indeed Arroyo talking to a commissioner discussing about "yung dagdag."

Could it then be a case of forgetting to delete the "yung dagdag" audio from the Bunye tapes that led the press secretary to retract his previous statements?

Here are the audio files you can download for you to do your own comparisons:

  • Audio clip 1 — the "yung dagdag" clip extracted from the three-hour tape recording
  • Audio clip 2 — the "yung dagdag" clip in Bunye’s version of the "altered" recording
  • Audio clip 3  — the "yung dagdag" clip in Bunye’s version of the "original" recording
  • Audio clip 4 — the "yung dagdag" clip in Bunye’s "original" version plus the unaltered three-hour-tape version

Below are plate images of the analysis:

PLATE 1: To compare the two clips, a two-channel file (Audio clip 4) was made with one channel (upper part of image) showing the three-hour tape version of the "yung dagdag" clip and the other channel (lower part of image) showing the "yung dagdag" clip in Bunye’s "original" version. Notice that the length of both clips is not equal because of the "splicing" done on the Bunye clip.

PLATE 2: This plate shows that the "yung dagdag" portion is present on both clips (the one that is highlighted).

PLATE 3: Zooming in on the highlighted area on PLATE 2 will show the much anticipated similarities in wave transitions on both tapes except that the amplitude (height of the waveform) on the three-hour-tape version is much lower than the Bunye version. Difference in amplitude will only result to a difference in volume and not the timbre or wave characteristics of the person talking.

PLATE 4: Zooming in further on the part were the "yung dagdag" was mentioned already shows "distinct" similarities on the wave transitions/wave peaks indicating that the audio characteristics of the wave on both clips came from one and the same person.

PLATE 5: Peak to peak comparisons of the "yung dagdag" shows 100-percent identical audio characteristics (in terms of pitch, timbre, and timing) — a 100-percent clear indication that the "yung dagdag" came from one and the same person.

PLATE 6: Here is the odd part, checking on the Bunye clips, the part where Arroyo mentioned the word "Namfrel" was "deleted" on both versions of the Bunye tapes. Are they trying to hide something?

Addenda: 

The analysis also shows that Bunye’s "original" clips are "very much altered/spliced." Plates 7 and 8 illustrate such discrepancy.

PLATE 7: This plate shows actual conversation between Garcillano and Pres. Arroyo in the three-hour-tape version showing dialogue transitions from the time Garcillano mentioned "advanced copy" and Arroyo acknowledged with "Oo." Note the time code in this plate (lower portion) which can be verified using audio clip 4.

PLATE 8: This plate shows actual conversation between political supporter "Gary" and Pres. Arroyo using the same dialogue. This time the dialogue was slightly altered by means of "splicing," the voice of Garcillano dubbed over with the voice of "Gary" but inadvertently leaving portions of Garcillano’s voice present in the conversation. The dialogue goes:

Gary: Oho, we will get an advance copy ho natin kung ano hong kwan nila.

Garcillano: Copy

Gma:  Oo, oo

Using the same method of waveform comparison, it was also verified that the Garcillano "Copy" and Arroyo "Oo" waveform in Plate 8 is identical with the one in the three-hour-tape version in Plate 7.

36 Responses to The Bunye tapes analyzed

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carmel

July 24th, 2005 at 5:54 pm

nice analysis. perhaps one can also do a fourier transform of the audio, filter out the 60 Hz noise and compare the 2 frequency distributions….this will tell if the 2 voices are indeed the same. just a thought.

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benign0

July 24th, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Tsk tsk. Now it’s even down to analysing the nitty gritties of the recording itself. 😀

Pinoy nga naman talaga. When it comes to political chismis we are willing to get down, dirty, and technical. But when it comes to engineering SYSTEMIC and therefore SUSTAINABLE national progress, biglang na-bo-bobo.

We are willing to apply the best Pinoy minds in small-minded tasks like these but we leave the actual nation building tasks to a bunch of hollow-heads.

😀

http://www.getrealphilippines.com

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eyesWIDEopen

July 24th, 2005 at 6:22 pm

😛 it is so funny why there are people out there who choose to shut their minds off from reality and continues to twist reality while enjoying the coolness of their air conditioned office. :)

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P.N. Abinales

July 24th, 2005 at 6:57 pm

Heto na naman si Benny Boy. Too much watching too much American Idol makes one confused with roles. Our Little Kano here now bemoans investigative journalists for failing in the task of thinking about “”SYSTEMIC and therefore SUSTAINABLE national progress” which should be left to technocrats and leaders with visions.

FYI, Benny Boy, no “systemic” development in modern world economic history was ever sustainable. Capitalism had to require some Keynesian tinkering to prevent collapse in 1930 while the Russian communists all but messed up their system as early as 1921 and it was miracle that it survived till the end of the century (there is wonderful book by Moshe Lewin titled The Soviet Century, that describes this process).

Yan na nga ba ang nangyayari kung Politics for Dummies at blogs lang ang binabasa tungkol sa Pinas.

Tsk, tsk, typical Kano, glib, repetitive and nothing between the ears.

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watcher

July 24th, 2005 at 7:03 pm

very interesting. hilong hilo na sila. the tabako man is getting impatient.

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benign0

July 24th, 2005 at 7:32 pm

ha ha! Mr. Abaniles. For someone so quick to dismiss cute little moi as some kind of quack, you seem to give me quite a bit of time of day to write your usual wordy “rebuttals” (if you can at all call them that) to my little wisdoms.

Anyways:

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FYI, Benny Boy, no “systemic” development in modern world economic history was ever sustainable. Capitalism had to require some Keynesian tinkering to prevent collapse in 1930 while the Russian communists all but messed up their system as early as 1921 and it was miracle that it survived till the end of the century (there is wonderful book by Moshe Lewin titled The Soviet Century, that describes this process).
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So therefore what are you saying? You seem to be implying that there is no point in nation building because no system of governance is sustainable anyway? Kind of strange, coming from someone who exhibits so much contempt for the U.S. — a country whose way of life and system of governance the Philippines has struggled for the last 100 years to emulate.

By the way, step back a bit and consider this. Is FREEDOM really the whole point of democracy?

To gain some insight on this little trick question, check out an article I wrote a couple of years ago by following this link:
http://www.geocities.com/benign0/4-00_Leaders/freedom.html

Excerpt:

“We are, of course, a free society from the perspective of our freedom to be an unruly lot. It is an artificial freedom at best for a society that wallows in squalor is not truly free. We’ve taken “freedom” to heart like the dumb adolescent that our country is. We use it as an excuse to elect fools to office only to flick them off the pedestal we helped them climb onto with even more foolish displays of street parliamentarianism. We even use this “freedom” to run a publishing industry that capitalises on the stupidity of the masses; allowing it to scrimp on journalistic talent and integrity. Worse and most sickening of all, we use this “freedom” to define ourselves — the only true democracy in southeast Asia. What a laugh! Surely the international community are in on this joke on us as well. ”

Happy reading! 😉

http://www.getrealphilippines.com

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pingkian

July 24th, 2005 at 7:51 pm

Hey guys and pcij, can we have an indepth and focused discussion or perhaps another blog on post-GMA scenarious, i.e. transition/interim/caretaker government, snap election, possible noli’s presidency. Anyway, GMA is a goner. The people needs to be informed on these matters for them to be inteligently involved in the GMA resign movement and in the transition process.

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sagiksikuryente

July 24th, 2005 at 8:42 pm

kahit naman diablong buwang alam na nandaya talaga si Macapalgal. matindi rin ang depensa ni Bunye sa amo nya, kahit siguro ipagpalit sa demonyo ang kaluluwa nya, kay Macapalgal pa rin cya! it so sad to know that those intelligent people are those who has a crap for a brain. magbago ka na Bunye habang may panahon ka pa…

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Garcigwen

July 24th, 2005 at 11:21 pm

the difference in amplitude (or volume level) is explainable if an analog process was used somewhere along the line in the production of the tapes. that is to say tape recorder to tape recorder. still the waveforms are 99% similar or at least very close to 100%.

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Cromwell6

July 25th, 2005 at 12:55 am

It’s awe inspiring having to sample ‘brainy people’ making comments I find rather to be farfetched in manner of disposition over other compelling issues, like freedom and democracy and to say freedom without the benefit of sustaining democracy because of systems foul-ups, be better served with people instigated anarchy to enable ‘democratic sort of changing things’ is to my mind too cranky, unfit for readership given the kind of terror I am so dishevelled with dealing with life threatening ‘nuclear duel’ about to materialize in Asia. If matters of leadership should ever be of concern, I am doubly glad to have PGMA admitting to a problem rather than have somebody revert to a Pyongyang type ‘democracy’ always lying about people in desperate conditions in their midst yet is ready to detonate nuclear bombs rather than be helped allow common sense and food ‘materialize’ to be able to save a lot of their people. PGMA by admitting to a problem may be able to allow solutions take precedence, rather than wager on a leadership change we may be totally unaware of and of the kind we can’t know because there’s none to appear as genuinely and as real enough or comforting enough. I like freedom like Mandela, now that’s democracy!

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koyobayashi

July 25th, 2005 at 8:04 am

i think people [most specially readers of this blog] should realize that the problem we face today far exceeds PGMA’s qualification as a leader, rather, the question of her legitimacy as president.

are we to disregard democracy [that is the majority’s choice for leadership, no matter how absurd] for convenience? PGMA might be the most qualified candidate but to accept her leadership without question, in the face of these serious allegation is a mockery of democracy.

listen to the interviews [of pro-GMA politicians], rather than tackling the problem at hand, they divert the issue to constitutional changes, administrative accomplishments and the sort.

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P.N. Abinales

July 25th, 2005 at 9:07 am

Ahh…so empty and dense. What I was saying, Benny Boy, is that systemic change has never led to sustainable development. The histories of nations including your beloved America has shown that. All you need to do really is get a US History for Beginners to supplement your Politics for Dummies to know that.

Also, the Philippines “formally” adopted the US system, but substantively, it has always been different. Even the Americans — from colonial bureaucrats like Joseph Hayden to the present folks at University of Wisconsin specialising on the Philippines — acknowledge that. Again, I really think you should consider reading more about my country before you plug in one of those inane commentaries of yours.

Re your rhetoric on freedom in a past post, this is all I can say: nice English but empty of substance because it has no sense of history. Maybe some of your criticism may apply today, but — again if you read my country’s history — freedom was valued against tyranny. And by the way, your sound bite on freedom is not original: the pundits and ideologues from UP who helped justify the Marcos dictatorship said the same thing.

I won’t check out the link as you suggested — sabi ng isang nag-post sa blog na ito, you earn some dollars every time someone logs into your blog…Can’t con me to do the Benny Boy.

Hay naku…typical Kano…walang ka-orihinal orihinal na insight

Tsk, tsk….typical.

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penpenpen88

July 25th, 2005 at 11:34 am

Pinoy nga naman talaga. When it comes to political chismis we are willing to get down, dirty, and technical. But when it comes to engineering SYSTEMIC and therefore SUSTAINABLE national progress, biglang na-bo-bobo. by benigno

That’s because our trapo presidents always bow down to the whims of the church. Let us instigate proper population control. Control the increase of our poor masses. Then really focus our time money effort on educating our poor people.Para naman dumami ung mga di nalang basta basta nagpapauto sa mga politico. Coz i really smell a conspiracy to maintain the status quo na mas madami ung poor na di educado para mauto ng mga sinungaling at korakot na politico. Peace! =)

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benign0

July 25th, 2005 at 11:59 am

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P.N. Abinales said:

Re your rhetoric on freedom in a past post, this is all I can say: nice English but empty of substance because it has no sense of history. Maybe some of your criticism may apply today, but — again if you read my country’s history — freedom was valued against tyranny. And by the way, your sound bite on freedom is not original: the pundits and ideologues from UP who helped justify the Marcos dictatorship said the same thing.
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I never said that freedom is not valuable. Freedom is like money. You need to earn it before you can enjoy it. The problem with Pinoys is we want our money without earning it. Just like money, the priviledge of freedom can only be enjoyed when we’ve applied the discipline and thinking needed to build robust institutions. This is something that rally-happy Pinoys do not seem inclined to.

So freedom you say is valued against tyranny? Dude, tell us something we don’t know for a change. Everyone wants to be free. But only those who are responsible enough to earn it can enjoy it. Look at Pinoy society today — panay sayaw sa tugtugin ng mga pulitika. Where in our society do you see anyone actually focusing on building robust institutions?

Too bad you are too imprisoned by this knowledge of history you keep grandstanding about to see the obvious.

And by the way, I never claimed to have a monopoly over the orginality of these ideas. I just present them in a neat package. In fact you’ve highlighted another tragedy of the Philippines: There is nothing unique about our situation and issues. The problem lies in our lack of ability to learn from history’s lessons.

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P.N. Abinales said:

I won’t check out the link as you suggested — sabi ng isang nag-post sa blog na ito, you earn some dollars every time someone logs into your blog…Can’t con me to do the Benny Boy.
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Hmmm, coming from a person who belongs to a profession constituted by a bunch of con artists, it seems ironic that you now find yourself preaching about conning people.

Suit yourself, dude. If you read it then you read it, if you don’t then you don’t. No need to childishly granstand about about these things the way most politicians do (ay may tinamaan yata). 😉

http://www.getrealphilippines.com

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Alecks Pabico

July 25th, 2005 at 12:32 pm

benign0,

With all due respect, may we request you to refrain from using our blog as a vehicle for your self- (and site) promotion? I can’t help but notice that, of all the readers who post comments and engage in discussions here, it’s only you who always have to end with a line and a link advertising your site. It’s all right if the links you provide add context or further explanation to what you are trying to say. In many instances though, we get the impression that it’s just plain shameless and self-serving.

All we ask is for a little common decency and respect for the owners of this blog. Anyway, your name is already a hyperlink, clicking which allows others to visit your site. Peace!

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penpenpen88

July 25th, 2005 at 12:36 pm

I second…. the motion is passed hehehe. Ganun tlga alecks lahat tlga ngmaka status quo maka gloria me ulterior motive when they do things. Walang libre. Lahat me kapalit di po ba??

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benign0

July 25th, 2005 at 1:23 pm

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Alecks Pabico said:

With all due respect, may we request you to refrain from using our blog as a vehicle for your self- (and site) promotion? I can’t help but notice that, of all the readers who post comments and engage in discussions here, it’s only you who always have to end with a line and a link advertising your site.
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Maybe it’s because not too many commenters here have a website to promote. 😉

Nevertheless I shall humbly comply with your request.

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Alecks Pabico said:

It’s all right if the links you provide add context or further explanation to what you are trying to say. In many instances though, we get the impression that it’s just plain shameless and self-serving.
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No intent to be shameless and self-serving though I am in fact here to promote my views (and therefore my website).

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. I shall link back only when what I have to link back to adds some context to what I am trying to say.

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Alecks Pabico said:

All we ask is for a little common decency and respect for the owners of this blog. Anyway, your name is already a hyperlink, clicking which allows others to visit your site. Peace!
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I shall respect the common decency of the owners of this blog then and withdraw from my usual posting form this teeny weeny little bit of detail to which for some reason everyone focussed their attention at and found offensive.

😉

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penpenpen88

July 25th, 2005 at 1:34 pm

I shall respect the common decency of the owners of this blog then and withdraw from my usual posting form this teeny weeny little bit of detail to which for some reason everyone focussed their attention at and found offensive. by benigno
-personally i don’t think you advertising your website is bad naman. Also every bit of knowledge you can share is helpfull. Its healthy to debate on issues naman and every insight must be acknowledged and debated upon. Leave no stone unturned kung baga. =) kaso di ako mayari ng site eh hehehe.

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benign0

July 25th, 2005 at 2:24 pm

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penpenpen88 said:

-personally i don’t think you advertising your website is bad naman. Also every bit of knowledge you can share is helpfull. Its healthy to debate on issues naman and every insight must be acknowledged and debated upon. Leave no stone unturned kung baga. =) kaso di ako mayari ng site eh hehehe.
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Thanks. Nevertheless I have a agreed to comply with the Alecks’s request. That still leaves me with the option of citing items from http://www.getrealphilippines.com to provide context for what I post here.

I do agree with the point you are trying to make. Evaluate every bit of knowledge. Leave no stone unturned (unlike some out there who come up with quaint excuses not to read the articles I cite 😉 ). One point to note is that most COMMERCIAL for-profit websites do take offense at unsolicited linkback URLs, which is fair, considering that the business models of COMMERCIAL websites are hinged on attracting and KEEPING eyeballs.

Whereas true non-profit for-everyone’s-information websites do not find anything about linking back that conflicts with their objectives (unless they are sites that pretend to be non-profit, non-partisan, and devoid of hidden agendas).

Just some humble food for thought. 😉

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Alecks Pabico

July 25th, 2005 at 2:25 pm

Thanks, benign0, we appreciate the gesture.

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jun31

July 25th, 2005 at 3:39 pm

Did the analysis of the Bunye version of the tape included a verification on whether the voice of “Garci” was dubbed over with the voice of “Gary”?

I would like to have a clear answer to this. If it can be proven that manipulations were made, then the government is fully aware that there is something terribly wrong when a President calls on a Comelec Official. If they believe nothing was wrong, why did they have to go through manipulating the tapes?

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P.N. Abinales

July 25th, 2005 at 5:11 pm

Freedom is not like money. Money is the means in which services and goods are traded and exchange. If you look at the history of freedom again, in a lot of times it’s been invoked it was not in exchange for something else. It was to completely alter relationships. Which section of Politics for Dummies did you pick up this insane idea of associating freedom with money?

The problem with your simplistic American mind and your ignorance of my country’s history is that much of the problems we faced now is not the fault of all Pinoys (which you love to generalize). As the PCIJ study on political families have shown, it is this irresponsible, rapacious elite that — by the way — your fellow Kanos helped prop up during the early part of the last century.

Benny Boy declares: “Too bad you are too imprisoned by this knowledge of history you keep grandstanding about to see the obvious.”

Worse is someone who makes claims about Philippine society with no knowledge at all of the origins of these problems. And thanks for acknowledging that you are never an original. That neat packaging is not even neat enough: Marcos’ ideologues wrote and explained it better than you, their 21st century clone.

Benny boy, Benny boy, I never earned money out of my blogs. And I was never a politics; there is a hell of a difference between a politician and one interested and involve in politics (and, mind you, there are also different kinds of politics). But I guess such nuances are too much to ask of you. After all, to demand complexity from someone who only reads Politics for Dummies while watching TV….well, that would be too much.

Benny Boy, Benny Boy: you are sounding more and more like some of the spinmeisters of your Presidente G.W. Bush…when confronted with substance, tries to get out by declaring to be a mere humble interlocutor.

As for your website, it really is nothing but pure racket. It does not even qualify as an honorable job in a capitalist system. It’s no different from those mafiosis collecting tong as one crosses the Brooklyn bridge.

Tsk, tsk…typical Kano…all wind and nothing in between those ears.

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baycas

July 25th, 2005 at 7:02 pm

Bunye and Co. really bungled the cover-up of the Gloriagate tapes:

In their so-called “original” tape (BunyeOriginalTape3, downloaded from PCIJ, a clip dated 27 May 2004 @ 0729H), they obviously spliced/inserted the name “Gary” in the annotations where “unidentified male” is supposed to be heard and “female” was replaced with “PGMA.”

A blunder was likewise noticed in that particular clip wherein “Gary” or Bong Ruado is allegedly speaking with GMA but Garcillano was heard at the last part. Garcillano’s voice was heard saying “hindi namin…hindi ho namin ika-count…o, sige ho ma’am.”

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eyesWIDEopen

July 25th, 2005 at 7:20 pm

P.N. Abinales i admire your posts. i hope you won’t stop blogging here in PCIJ. you write pieces full of substance.

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P.N. Abinales

July 25th, 2005 at 8:39 pm

Thans eyesWIDEopen…enjoy reading your posts in this blog, too.

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rexjayson

July 25th, 2005 at 9:14 pm

AHA! YOUR’E both busted! (Bunye & Chavit w/ Ramon Jacinto) *cheers*

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don26

July 25th, 2005 at 10:06 pm

you can check technical analysis to verify the integrity of digital audio recordings at http://www.tracertek.com/docs/an4.pdf.
i’m not sure if we have that capability already. if we have to be strict on the rules of evidence, the person and the equipment used for recording should also be present for the cd to be admissible.

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Rene

July 26th, 2005 at 4:20 pm

Keep those comments coming, P.N.Abinales!!!

Your repartee with Benny Boy adds color to an otherwise dreary exchange of inanities. One of these days Benny Boy might be able to entice an idiot to click on his links…

Cheers!

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P.N. Abinales

July 26th, 2005 at 5:25 pm

Thanks Rene….engaging with Kanos like Benny Boy brings back days of those wonderful tit-for-tat during student council elections at UP.

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Alecks Pabico

July 26th, 2005 at 6:53 pm

jun31,

Check the additional information I inserted to my post. The analysis does reveal that Garcillano’s voice was dubbed over with the voice of “Gary” (aka Edgardo “Bong” Ruado). And as pointed out by baycas, the “splicing” wasn’t really up to par, leaving traces of Garcillano’s voice un-overdubbed. Additional plate images 7 and 8 are illustrative of that amateurish job.

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nhyak

July 26th, 2005 at 9:22 pm

Nagtataka lang ako marami pa rin sa pinoy ang makitid ang isip…harapang o garapalang panloloko sa mga pilipino ang pagpapalabas ni Bunye ng “original” tape. Bakit sila magrerecord o magtatago ng pinaguusapan ng Gloria at Garci (hindi GarY) gayon “Mali Yon” and they posess the ORIGINAL. Kapal nyo! Mga manloloko bumaba na kayo sa pwesto. Wag sanang mangyari na bombahin ang Malakanyang!
Malapit na!

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nhyak

July 26th, 2005 at 9:32 pm

Malakanyang ang nagsplice!! huli kayo!!! mga manloloko at mandaraya!

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starlan

August 2nd, 2005 at 1:39 am

Actually sa tuwing nakikita ko ang mga pagmumukha ng mag-among GMA at Bunye sa TV at nagpapaliwanag na (NAGPAPALABO PALA). Para kong nakikita ang mga DEMONYO na nagsasalita, eh kasi walang kagatol gatol kung magsinungaling ang mga tinamaan ng magaling. Naalala ko tuloy ang sinabi mismo ng Panginoong Jesus sa John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Siguro asar talo ang mga kawawang mga anak at apo ng mga ito kasi alam ng lahat kahit hindi na ipaliwanag na hindi nagsasabi ng totoo ang mga kulugo na ‘to eh.

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INSIDE PCIJ: Stories behind our stories » Mike Defensor’s offensive

August 12th, 2005 at 6:17 pm

[…] In fact, the “yung dagdag” portion is also found in the versions released by Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye (both allegedly “original” and “spliced”) and the three-hour recording in the possession of former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) deputy director Samuel Ong. An FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) or spectrographic analysis of these versions can be found here. […]

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

August 13th, 2005 at 11:49 pm

[…] AT DENR Secretary Michael Defensor’s press conference yesterday, I brought up the issue of the tapes that Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye presented to the Malacañang press corps last June 6 because these — both the allegedly "original/unaltered" and "spliced" versions — also contain the "yung dagdag" portion, which Defensor alleges to have been inserted in the Paguia tape. Except for the deleted utterance of the word "Namfrel" in the supposedly "unaltered" version, this portion was found to be free from splicing by an independent sound expert who shared with us his analysis of the Bunye 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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