Two things stood out from resigned DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno in the Senate hearing conducted by Sen. Miriam Santiago:
He is either a LOUSY LIAR or a TOTAL INCOMPETENT, or both.
Puno DID NOT DISPUTE revelations by Santiago that at least one percent of the estimated P30 billion in gross revenues from jueteng go to bribes to police and national government officials.
But he categorically denied any knowledge on where or to whom the bribes go, even if he was the DILG undersecretary who was overseeing the Philippine National Police (*PNP.
And the PNP is the government agency tasked with going after jueteng.
DALAWANG TAON siyang DILG undersecretary pero WALA SIYANG NALAMAN tungkol sa isa sa PINAKA-MALAWAK na SUHULAN para sa patuloy na operasyon ng jueteng.
As if he did not even receive reports or tips on the bribery, that’s why he knew absolutely nothing about it.
So take your pick, boys and girls:
Puno’s that INCOMPETENT and STUPID not to know what’s going on in his turf, and not coming up with ways on how to find out (in which case he should have had the DELICADEZA NOT TO STAY in the post for two years).
Puno is fully AWARE of the bribery but just could not think of a better way to save face than to declare a SHAMELESS LIE.
Puno claimed he did not interfere in a billion-peso firearms contract which had been put uyp for bidding by the PNP.
But he ADMITTED reports cited by Santiago that he was the one who summoned to a meeting prospective bidders in a billion-peso weapons contract from the PNP.
Even if OFFICIALLY, he was only an OBSERVER and was supposed to have NO OFFICIAL ROLE in the transaction.
Bottom line: Why did he have to be the one to summon the prospective bidders? Why NOT any member of the bids and awards committee? Or top PNP officials like Director-General Nic Bartolome?
Join me, people, in SHOUTING to Puno that we all know the meaning of the word observer.
And in OBVIOUS DESPERATION to legitimize his UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPT to enter and secure documents in the condo unit of his late boss Jesse Robredo, Puno again repeated that it was not a raid as described by media reports.
And that prudence prompted him to visit Robredo’s condo, even if IT WAS NOT COVERED by Pnoy’s order to him to secure Robredo’s papers.
Anybody correct me if I’m wrong but when a person leads a group in swooping down on a place UNEXPECTEDLY, that is a raid. Failure to enter does not make a difference on the nature of the action. 30
Post a Comment
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME TO EXPRESS THEIR OWN OPINION ON THE ISSUE. But we discourage use of FOUL words.
Please be reminded that this blog is under COMMENT MODERATION, all comments will be reviewed before publishing. We have the right to reject any insolent comment.