Speaker Bebot Alvarez shouldn’t be amused by strikes of shedding vice presidential guess Bongbong Marcos , to politicize what he believed was a significant corruption case involving her sister, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos.
In an interview with DZMM’s Ted Failon, Alvarez mentioned that the House was effectively wtihin its rights to detain six Ilocos Norte capitol workers for contempt after they refused to reply questions on Imee’s alaged corruption-laced buy of P60 million value of multi-cabs throughout a committee listening to final May 29.
Alvarez mentioned Imee and her Ilocos Norte group ought to reply in truth these severe allegations of corruption moderately than diverting the problem by claiming this was simply cooked up by a political rival, Majority Leader Rudy Farinas of Ilocos Norte.
Bongbong had earlier said that the House ought to heed the Court of Appeals’ resolution to launch the Ilocos officers from detention. Bongbong criticized what he referred to as as “cruel and unusual” punishment in opposition to the Ilocos official and urged the House to file the charges in court docket to provide these officers an opportunity to air their aspect in a impartial court docket.
But Alvarez mentioned the CA ought to observe the Supreme Court ruling reaffirming Congress’ proper to detain any particular person for contempt.
Based on the listening to, Alvarez mentioned there was clearly no bidding made for the multi-cabs purchased by Imee that had been discovered to be second-hand and unregistered and had been acquired with none bidding. He mentioned they had been purchased for P480,000 every or greater than 3 times the market worth related fashions of P150,000. Alvarez mentioned that the House additionally proved through the listening to that there was no bidding.
But what additional riled the lawmakers on the listening to was the declare of the six Ilocos that they forgot who acquired the checks that had been value greater than P30 million every. On prime pf that, Alvarez additionally famous that the six Ilocos officers couldn’t produce any paperwork being demanded by the committee.
“Sagutin lang nila ng maayos, whether magsinungaling sila o magsabi sila ng totoo, sagutin nila ng maayos… ito naman nakakaloko naman iyan… 30 million mahigit, tinanggap mo, hindi mo maalala? Siguro Ted, kung ikaw naman kung tumanggap ka ng ganoong kalaking pera ay hanggang kamatayan maalala mo yun dahil pambihira yun,” mentioned Alvarez.