Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday mentioned he’s supporting the Department of Justice (DOJ) in its move to reinvestigate the misuse of the multi-billion peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
“I support the move of the Department of Justice to re-investigate the PDAF and DAP. After all of these years, the terms “PDAF” and “DAP” are nonetheless synonymous with corruption and abuse of energy,” Gatchalian mentioned in an announcement.
He mentioned the Filipino individuals deserve to discover out who else needs to be held accountable.
“The Filipino people continue to demand that the people responsible for these scams be held accountable for their sins against the nation,” he added.
He additional mentioned that it was “unfortunate” that these calls for have been “ignored” by the earlier administration underneath Pres. Benigno Aquino III.
He mentioned the reinvestigation of the scams could possibly be a very good alternative for DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III to show his critics mistaken.
“This is the perfect opportunity for the embattled Secretary of Justice to prove his critics wrong and deliver the justice the people continue to clamor for,” Gatchalian mentioned.
He, in the meantime, expressed confidence that the DOJ probe will likely be “thorough, objective, and fearless” and disrespect political affiliations.
On Tuesday, Aguirre introduced that the DOJ has began their reinvestigation on the multi-billion peso pork barrel fund scam.
The DOJ has created a particular activity pressure to revisit the scam and proper the “miscarriage of justice” within the earlier probe performed by the earlier administration. (Azer N. Parrocha/PNA)