Cam slams Aquino, De Lima’s ‘selective justice’
MANILA, Philippines—Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines president Sandra Cam scored President Benigno Aquino III’s continued defense of his allies tagged in the pork barrel scam, calling the Aquino administration a hypocritical government.
“Hindi ito tuwid na daan. Bali-baliko ito at hipokrito itong gobyerno na ito,” Cam told Radyo Inquirer990 AM.
(This is not the straight path. This is a crooked and hypocritical government.)
“Nakita niya na maraming tatamaan sa kanyang mismong gabinete lalung-lalo na si Abad at Alcala, ang kanyang mga inner circles at allies niya sa kongreso at sa senado. Anong ginawa niya? Nagsalita ba siya?”
(He already saw (the ‘pork’ list) and knew that his own cabinet members were involved, especially (Budget Secretary Butch) Abad and (Agriculture Secretary Proceso) Alcala, his inner circles and allies in the Congress and in the Senate. What did he do? Did he even speak up?)
She slammed Aquino for employing “selective justice,” a trait, which she said, was mirrored by Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.
Cam appeared before the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday to oppose De Lima’s confirmation. She said that De Lima did not deserve the confirmation because of her incompetence and practicing “selective justice.”
“Hindi po siya dapat maconfirm dahil sa kanyang incompetence, ang kanyang pagiging selective pagdating sa hustisya.”
(She does not deserve to be confirmed because of her incompetence, and her being selective when it comes to justice.)
She accused De Lima of sleeping on the cases of the Reyes brothers, the suspects in the slay of broadcaster Gerry Ortega, the sex-for-flight victims, and the anomalies at the Bureau of Corrections.
Cam said she also started a petition calling for De Lima’s resignation. Jersy Hortaleza
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