By: Xave Gregorio
The man behind the victory of former President, now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not any apart from businessman and alleged playing lord Bong Pineda, Atong Ang bared.
Ang stated Pineda, who has been summoned to the Senate to its subsequent probe on purported anomalies in small city lottery operations, helped Arroyo win the presidential race.
He added that the victory Pineda handed Arroyo led to the closure of his gaming agency Meridian.
“Si Madam GMA po, pinaburan po si Pineda, ang ginawa, pinasara ‘yung Meridian,” Ang informed lawmakers Tuesday (February 13) through the House good authorities and public accountability committee on the alleged anomalies within the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
Pineda is alleged to be a political king maker, and has already been beforehand summoned to Senate hearings on unlawful numbers video games through the time of former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Joseph Estrada.
His spouse, Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda, ran alongside Arroyo within the 2016 elections. Both have been gunning to be re-elected for his or her third and final phrases.