Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Church speaks up on Phl issues

A bishop backed the opposition’s claim that the graft and plunder cases against the three senators that pocketed millions of pesos from the P10 billion pork barrel scam has been “discriminatory and selective” as the cases does not include other legislators of the administration.

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo also expressed his doubts that there are only three senators and five congressmen that benefited from the scam.

Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr., and Jinggoy Estrada were among others that are facing plunder raps.

“It is okay that they were slapped with charges, but I don’t believe that only these three senators and [five] congressmen have committed wrongdoings,” Pabillo said.

The Manila bishop said that aside from the respondents, there are more legislators that escaped, including those from the administration.

“There are other legislators, including those allied with President Aquino, who must also face charges.. because we know that this Napoles issue is very broad,” he said.

“It will be very discriminatory and selective if these legislators will not be charged,” he added.

Meanwhile, Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz took a swipe at the administration over President Aquino’s staying in Zamboanga City despite him not showing up to the public while handling the situation.

In an interview with DZRH, Cruz said that Aquino’s staying in Zamboanga would have created more confusion to the military over security issues.

The retired archbishop added that the public is confused on what Aquino is trying to prove even though his presence is not necessary in the city. (Kisses Jabson, Rommel Fuertes)

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