Frustrated over Bongbong's denial on corruption? That’s an understatement, says Leni | Inquirer News

Frustrated over Bongbong’s denial on corruption? That’s an understatement, says Leni

/ 11:40 PM April 10, 2016

Frustrated over Senator Bongbong Marcos’ denial on his corruption allegations? That’s an understatement, said Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo after the Commission on Elections-organized vice presidential debate on Sunday.


Robredo expressed disappointment over Marcos’ avoidance of her and other VP candidates on the issue of the hidden wealth of the Marcos family, which was discussed more than once in the debate held at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.

“Baka nga understatement yung frustration. Mas inaasahan ko sana mas maging bukas kasi ngayong ino-offer niya ‘yung sarili niya sa bayan para manungkulan ulit. Hindi naman pwedeng io-offer niya sarili niya sa bayan pero hindi siya nagiging bukas kung ano talaga nangyari doon,” said Robredo in an ambush interview after the three-hour long debate.


“‘Yung sinasabi niya na ‘the sins of my father are not my sins’  ‘Yung datos na mismo nagsasabi na active ‘yung kanyang participation noon patapos na yung martial law,” she continued.

Robredo noted that in 1985, a year before the People Power Revolution that ended the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos, the younger Marcos was given a position at the Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation (Philcomsat) where he received unconscionable salary.

Robredo said documents showed that the senator took part in administering the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family and the dictator’s cronies.

“Ang nakakalungkot dito ang daming humihingi ng hustisya. Marami [silang] mga hidden wealth. Hindi yun sa kanila (Marcoses). Para sa Pilipinas ‘yun kasi galing ‘yun sa atin,” she said.


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