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Bongbong on plunder raps: Another example of selective justice

/ 03:57 PM April 06, 2016
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Vice Presidential candidate and Senator Bongbong Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. played down the filing of plunder charges against him before the Ombudsman on Wednesday, saying it was part of the administration’s tradition of “selective justice.”

“Yun na nga ang problema sa atin. Everything is all about politics. ‘Yung justice natin nagiging pulitika na rin. Yan naman ang ginagawa, kapag hindi ka kaalyado ay kinakasuhan. Pag kaalyado kahit sangkot (sa katiwalian) ay walang ginagawa. Kaya siguro naging biktima na tayo dyan,” he said.

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(That’s the problem with us. Everything is all about politics. Even justice turns into politics. That’s what they do, of you aren’t an ally, you are charged. If you’re an ally, despite being involved in wrongdoing, no action is taken. Perhaps that why we fell victim to that [system].)

An alliance of youth organizations, iBalik ang Bilyones ng Mamamayan (iBBM), accused Marcos of allocating P205 million worth of his pork barrel to the six of the alleged fake non-government organizations owned by alleged Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam mastermind Janet Napoles.

READ: Bongbong Marcos sued for plunder over pork barrel scam

Marcos said it was an old issue and Napoles had long cleared him of his alleged involvement in the judicial affidavit she submitted to the Senate during the hearings.

The senator said that it was just another way to derail his vice presidential bid, a month before the elections: Siyempre ginagamit yan as weapon against me. That is the nature. Kung hindi kayang ipanalo ang kampanya ang ginagawa bibigyan na lang ng problema ang kalaban.”

(Of course, it is used as a weapon against me. That is the nature. If they are unable to win in the campaign, then just give the rival a problem.) CDG

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TAGS: Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Janet Napoles, Ombudsman, Plunder, Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), Scam
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