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Congress Subpoena vs. Imee Marcos may be Ignored just like Binay


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

There’s a big possibility that Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos ignores the Congress subpoena issued against her. This is the alleged Tobacco funds anomaly diverted to buy motor vehicles for the barangays. Marcos earlier questions the authority of the House of Representatives to conduct such probe – just like Binay’s Senate inquiry,

Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: The House committee good government and public accountability issues a subpoena against Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, ordering her to appear at the probe into the alleged misuse of her province’s tobacco funds.

Fariñas’ Wrath

House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas moved to subpoena Commission on Audit (COA) Michael Aguinaldo and six budget officials from the Ilocos Norte provincial government when Gov. Marcos continued to ignore her subpoena. They are now detained in the House of Representatives and threatened that they will rot there if they won’t talk.

Long Hearings Expected

Senator Franklin Drilon said that he believes the hearings on the Binay probe would not have gone on very long had the witnesses, most of whom are associated with the Vice President, cooperated and heeded the invitations for them to attend the hearings. This is the same for Gov. Marcos’ staff. Some ignore their subpoena, others participated in the hearing but all are detained. Their rights to defend themselves are obviously stripped off from them.

Filing of Plunder Case

Sen. Grace Poe signed the committee report that recommended the filing of plunder charges against the former Vice President and the others in the Makati City Hall Building II anomalies. This is the proper channel for such corruption allegations that until now, is still not resolved. Only the court can litigate public officials alleged corruption. Not the House of Representatives, may it be the Senate or Congress.

A Different Kind of Thief

Fariñas blatuntly accused Marcos of stealing the original copy of the cash advance document in one of the hearings. He has displayed Trillanes’ style of injustice. He knows how the hearings maligned Binay in the past but the Senate was never able to force him to attend such hearings. After all, he has the right to say no.

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