VACC to file ethics raps vs senators except Santiago over cash gifts

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Anticrime crusader Dante Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — All senators except for Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will be facing an ethics complaint that an anti-crime group is planning to file in the Senate in connection with the millions of pesos given to them last year.

“Finally, we have finished our complaint affidavit against Enrile et al. regarding cash gift to senators from savings of MOOE (maintenance and other operating expenses),” said Dante Jimenez, chairperson of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), in a text message on Thursday.

The complaint, Jimenez said, was in connection with the P1.6 million that Enrile gave to 18 senators as additional MOOE in December 2012 as well as the P250,000 “gift” each to 22 senators.

Enrile said the P1.6 million was sourced from the savings of the Senate while the P250, 000 gift came from the savings of his own office.

Only Santiago returned the P250,000 to Enrile.

This was the reason, Jimenez said, Santiago was not included in the complaint.

“Miriam returned the cash gift kasi,” said the VACC head.

Santiago along with Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, Senators Pia Cayetano and Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes did not get the P1.6 million MOOE, which was the balance of the total P2.2 million allotted for each senator.

Enrile though said the four got P600,000 each in November 2012, the first tranche of the fund.

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  • popeyee

    Sinong mag iimbestiga kung lahat sila ay inirereklamo? 

    • magiting78

      Upa sya ng mga barangay tanod o kaya buo sya ng sarili nya committee hehhehee

  • entong238

    File it Mr. Jimenez for I’m so eager to know the decision. But why in the Ethics Committee alone why not file at the Ombudsman since there are senators not eligible for relection

    • magiting78

      hnd po cla pwd ireklamo s Ombudsman hnd p nmn napapatunayan s imbestigasyon n may corruption n naganap ma dedetermine lng kung may investigation ng committee , kaso pano c Jimenez reklamo wala p nga report ng COA…at ang masaklap mga member ng committee din irereklamo nya hehehehe…baka bangungutin c Jimenez s reklamo nya suntok s buwan…wag n lng sya epal

  • speaksoftlylove

    With Santiago the only one exempted by the VACC’s plan to file administrative cases against the senators, it simply wanted Santiago to be the judge, jury and executioner. And by any stroke of luck they will be successful and the rest of the senators at least suspended, they also wanted Santiago to be the Senate President, Majority Leader, Minority Leader. Chairperson of all the committees, sub committees, and oversight committees, and finally a lone member. He he he, VACC is simply pathetic. Kitangkita na nagdadrama lang ang mga hitad. I can’t even fathom the motive of this nonsensical beings.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Who will hear your complaint then? Hay naku!

    • magiting78

      Kukuha sya ng mga barangay tanod dun sya reklamo..lolz

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GMD4LSF4UNITVPJGST3CJVMVA David

    epal na naman si jimenez…. kung totoo yan, dapat lahat. tutal last year tumanggap din naman si miriam nung friends pa sila ni enrile.

    • magiting78

      Hehehe kanino sya mag rereklamo…cge punta sya dun s barangay dun sya mag reklamo hahaha bira ng bira itong c Jimenez hnd pinag iisipan…

  • magiting78

    Nakupo Jimez mag isip ka naman..mag pafile k ng ethics complain s ethics committee except Santiago..Cno ang ang member ng komite? di ba yung mga irereklamo mo…sa tingin mo papansinin ka nila…tama n epal pwd ba..bwahahahaha

  • Bansot

    But who in our goverment has the ethical standards to qualifiy  in order to hear that complaint? Likely they would ask, ‘WHOEVER IN THIS ROOM, WHO IS NOT A SINNER, MAY CASTS THE FIRST STONE”..

  • Observer_din

    kandidato ba to? o nagpapapansin lang?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    The Ethics Commitee is composed of the senators that this numskull wants to have investigated. Duh, paepal lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    Dapat sa mga senador CLEANSING or RECOLLECTION

  • Guest

    SIGE NGA, PANAHON NA PARA KASTIGUHIN DIN ITONG MATANDANG ENRILE DAHIL ANG AKALA NYA PAG AARI NILA ANG PILIPINAS, WALANG PAKUNDANGAN SA PAGWALDAS NG KUWARTA NI JUAN DELA CRUZ., AMOY LUPA NA RIN PERO WALANG MAIIWAN NA MAGANDANG HALIMBAWA SA BAYAN,,,,O BAKA NINGAS KUGON LAMANG ITO AT MAGLAHO KAPAG WALA NG APOY..susubaybyan ito ng bayannn….

  • opinyonlangpo

    Very funny. Does the VACC even know what it is talking about? What is the use of the ethics complain if they file it against the ethics committee and senate itself. The outcome is obvious.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

       my suggestion ka ba kung saan mag file ng complain????mas mabuti nga yun pag e deny ng ethics committee ang complain sinu ba mapapahiya???pros and cons man ang resulta nothing to loss ang vacc dito,,dignidad ng mga senador nakataya d2,,,kung sinu mn sa knila meron,,,,

      • opinyonlangpo

        You are right. Anyway I am not sure if dignity is even in their vocabulary, they seem at home in a rude environment of insults, cursing, humiliation, corruption and other undignified actions.

  • swizcheez333

    Bakit ang mga nagkokomento dito galit sa nagrereklamo? Bakit hindi mag comment against sa pagwaldas nag pera nang mg Pilipino. Dahil ba may sobrang pera  puwede nang ipamigay o paghatihan. Hindi naman pera ni Enrile yan, parang pinamigay na regalo. Tutoo bang nagyari ito o hindi? I think it is true because thisis a serious allegation..Dapat yan ang makahulugan na pagusapan. Out of focus naman ang karamihan sa comments about this article.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

    ito ang mga pinoy,,sala sa init sala sa lamig,,reklamo ng reklamo sa paglustay ng mga senador ng pera,,ngaun nmn de ne degrade ang kakayahan ng vacc,,,di na lng suportahan anu man maging resulta,,,,kahit kelan ganito na karamihan ng mga kababayan natin,,,pula puti,,,kahit sa sarili nila walang mga tiwala,,kaya inaabuso,,,tigilan nyo na magpuna sa ginagawa ng mga abusong pulitiko kung ganyan rin lang mga ugali nyo,,,,walang mabuting tao sa mga kagaya nyong wala  sa sarili at matinong pag iisip,,,hilig nyo bumaligdad sa mga sinasabi nyo,,,

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