The management of the House of Representatives is seemingly nonetheless unaware of what role Congress will play in the supposed provide of the Marcos household to return half of the wealth they amassed throughout Martial Law.
Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas was requested by reporters if it was true Duterte had already requested the House to start out negotiations for the return of a portion of the Marcos wealth.
“I don’t know anything about such” was his brief reply.
Fariñas, a consultant of Ilocos Norte’s first district, is a political nemesis of the Marcoses in the province, the place he has tussled with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, who reportedly broached the thought of returning half of their wealth to Duterte.
“If there is really sincerity in everybody’s heart, we have to start with Congress,” Duterte mentioned in Davao City final Saturday night.
“Congress must authorize because that is money to be recovered by the government of the Philippines and that was the offer. That was the rationale of the governor when she offered,” he mentioned, referring to Imee.