Rep. Johnny Pimentel said that Gov. Imee Marcos’ appearance in the Congress and participation in the hearing would shed light on the issues they are investigating. However, he added that “If she answers questions, that doesn’t mean that it resolves the Ilocos 6’s culpability.” Their cases are allegedly different.
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[VIDEO]: Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel: Hahayaan ba natin si Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos sa katiwalian?
The release of the six Ilocos Norte government officials still detained at the House of Representatives is not dependent on the participation of Governor Imee Marcos in the inquiry into the provincial government’s alleged purchase of motor vehicles anomaly, Pimentel. Gov. Marcos cannot answer for them,” he added.
Under Extreme Stress
“Ilocos Six,” or the Ilocos Norte provincial government officials namely; Pedro Agcaoili, Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Eden Battulayan, Genedine Jambaro and Encarnacion Gaor, are detained at the Batasan Pambansa complex because they refuse to answer according to the interrogators’ wishes. Queries of the panel about the purchase of the motor vehicles during previous hearings were answered to the best of their knowledge.Due to the length of time, they asked that the House allows them to return to their office to double-check the facts.
Bongbong and Imelda Marcos’ Pleas
Bongbong Marcos initially brought the CA order to release the Ilocos 6 to the Congress. It was followed by fellow Rep. Imelda Marcos’ humanitarian plea. They are both ignored. Instead, the House threatens the namesake with obstruction of justice on his advice to her sister not to show up during the July 25 hearing.
Defenders of the People
The Executive, legislative, and the judiciary are supposed to be co-equal branches to preserve democracy. It is obvious here that some legislators are undermining the equality with the justices. The people are asking. Who are the defenders of the people now? Any words from the executive branch?