Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II hit detained Senator Leila De Lima for her failure so as to add more respondents in the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam when she was nonetheless Justice Secretary.
“Matatandaan na noong panahon ni Secretary De Lima siguro no less than three times sinabi niya na we are going to come out with additional respondents,” recounted Aguirre.
“Wala, walang nangyari. Natandaan ko yun eh,” he pressured.
Pork barrel or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) refers to lawmakers’ discretionary funds. It has been outlawed by the Supreme Court (SC).
Although many lawmakers have been linked to the scam, Aguirre lamented that solely Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. have been charged earlier than the Sandiganbayan.
“There was selective justice,” lamented Aguirre.