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,
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[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.
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.
It is a political trend in the Philippines that if a member of a political family is vying for an important post, the rest of the family members are also attacked. The filing of corruption cases is typical that is just dismissed in the end. Imee Marcos’ recent subpoena is one example as Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo is heating up.
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[VIDEO]: Dalawang beses nang hindi sumipot si Marcos sa pagdinig kaugnay sa maanumalya umanong paggamit ng lokal na pamahalaan sa Tobacco Excise Tax para ipambili ng mga multicab.
Imee Marco’s Subpoena
The House Committee on Good Government ordered to subpoena Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos. This is allegedly after she failed to show up in three committee hearings. The ₱66-million purchase of government vehicles using money intended to help out tobacco farmers was questioned by House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas.
Fariñas claim that Marcos allegedly committed plunder, technical malversation, and violation of the procurement act just went overboard. He said that she spent more the amount from tobacco excise tax to buy 40mini-cabs, 5 secondhand buses, and 70 Foton mini-trucks.
Marcos questions the committee during its second hearing that the panel does not have the authority to hold such an investigation. Why attend the unconstitutional hearings? Its purpose obviously is to discredit the Marcoses to hopefully break their alliance with the president.
Filipinos’ Love of Gossip
Bitter politicians learned that it is possible to turn the public’s favor into them. They just have to spread out rumors of their unfounded accusations against their enemies. People’s minds are poisoned by mainstream media to rob them of the opportunity to vote for the best leaders of the country. Will you allow that for 2019 and 2022 elections?