Democracy is tested in the Philippines with the involvements of the 3 co-equal branches of the government over the Ilocos 6. Due to the abuse of power in the Congress, Gov. Imee Marcos seeks the intervention of the Supreme court. The executive powers seem to agree with this.
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[VIDEO]: Gov. Imee Marcos: Usapin sa Ilocos 6, dahil sa away-politika
Marcos Fights Fariñas
Ilocos Norte governor Imee Marcos said the House investigation into the alleged illegal purchase of P66.4 million worth of buses and multi-cabs that are considered by the Congress as an alleged misuse of tobacco excise taxes – even before reaching the verdict obviously stemmed from her political rivalry with Fariñas in their province.
On to the Supreme Court
Marcos lambasts her political rival Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas and dared him to bring the fight back to their province. She also seeks intervention from the Supreme Court at the same time. Legal experts already urged the Congress to respect the SC’s show cause order for the immediate conditional release of the six Ilocos Norte government officials but they were simply ignored.
Local Politics to Ombudsman
Since local politics started it all, Marcos thinks that they should just bring the fight back to Ilocos Norte. She explained that she reconciled with Fariñas in 2010 only to have a falling out again. This is after the lawmaker requested that his daughter succeeds him as a congressional representative. Fariñas allegedly wants to ombudsman after serving three terms in Congress.
The COA reports show that all projects questioned are fully liquidated. There’s never an anomaly or ghost project, said Marcos. These vehicles benefitted our farmers,” she added. Fariñas’ son Rodolfo Jr. and nephew Jeff Erickson requested for mini trucks questioned. Can this be a sabotage by the elderly Fariñas? Nothing is wrong in procuring the vehicles via the cash advance scheme instead of public bidding. The governor argues that the method is legal.