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Gov. Imee Marcos Shocked Everyone by Showing up at the Congress Probe

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos showed up at the July 25 hearing at the Congress into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds. Marcos said that she honors the subpoena issued against her by the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability. She also said that she takes this an opportunity to defend her side of the story.






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[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos shocked the Congress for showing up during the probe of the alleged misuse of tobacco excise funds.



No Corruption

At the hearing, Marcos cleared her name by saying that the House allegations against Ilocos Norte provincial government are not true. The bidding was done through the website for the first lot but on the second order, it was a direct purchase as specified by the needs of the farmers.




She was Grilled

Few Congressmen take turns in grilling Marcos. She retained her innocence on the allegedly wrong process of using the tobacco funds not specified by the law. She insisted, however, that she acted based on the urgent need of her constituents. It is obvious that the lawmakers are leading her to admit that she allowed corruption to happen by signing on the cash advance that she ultimately denied.




The Governor Apologizes

The governor made it a point to apologize of some disclosure that she cannot provide evidence right on the spot. One was the new affidavit of Pedro Gorospe who allegedly stole the documents as contemplated by his sister-in-law Cynthia Gorospe, Farinas’ aid. However, Farinas clarified from his old affidavit that he returned the original documents. It was only a few months ago that he learned there were lost as Farinas filed the inquiry.









Ilocos 6

Some of the detained Ilocos Norte officials also testified to back up the justification of Marcos. This leads the Congress to say that if they were that open during the last four sessions, they could have avoided the detention. On this note, Marcos loyalists are assured that the presence of former First Lady Imelda Marcos and Senator Juan Ponce Enrile will not allow the Congress to easily detain the governor if they do not like her answers. Besides, a group of farmers is waiting outside of the House.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/07/25/1721353/imee-marcos-attends-house-probe-alleged-misuse-tobacco-funds







One thought on “Gov. Imee Marcos Shocked Everyone by Showing up at the Congress Probe

  1. Walang masama sa ginawa ni Cong. Imee kailangan ti farmers ket apay dakes ti agaramed ti pagsayaatan ti tattao.
    No madalos kay in nga mambabatas ket pidno kayo to trabaho yo awan to lastoy mga aramed . Narigat ti agindadalos dusaen ni apo Dyos ti nailbod kadakayo nga awan asi na ti constituent na.

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