Senator Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday questioned the motive behind the disclosure of lawmakers’ names linked to corruption in the government without concrete evidence.
“Kung walang konkretong ebidensya laban sa mga ito ano ang motibo para isiwalat?” he said.
Pangilinan hit anew the apparent exemption of some government officials from accountability despite the gathered facts and evidence against them.
“Bakit yung mga kakampi na klarong-klaro at konkreto ang ebidensya ng palpak o kurakot na pamumuno tulad ng overpriced na testing kits, pagpapalusot ng toneladang shabu sa customs wala silang imik?” he asked.
“Anti-corruption ba talaga o anti-opposition at pro-sunud-sunuran na mga kakampi ang layunin?” Pangilinan, Liberal Party’s president, said.
On Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte has bared the names of members of the House of Representatives who are allegedly involved in corruption in infrastructure projects in their districts.
The lawmakers named were: Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Former Ifugao Representative Teodoro Baguilat Jr., Quezon City Fifth District Representative Alfred Vargas, Misamis Occidental Representative Henry Oaminal, Isabela Fourth District Representative Alyssa Sheena Tan, Northern Samar Representative Paul Daza, Quezon province Representative Angelina ‘Helen’ Tan, ACT-CIS Partylist Representative Eric Yap, and Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman.
Duterte mentioned allegations that Liberal Party members— Sato, ex-solon Baguilat, and Daza were linked in corrupt activities related to infrastructure projects.
These allegations, however, were denied by the named representatives.
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