Fake cop accosts real cops is arrested in Pateros

first_imgFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros MOST READ Every peso lost to graft and corruption is money looted from families that are vulnerable to nature’s wrath.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHMORE STORIESnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHThe pork barrel scandal that revealed how officials in various departments conspire to enrich themselves with public money is also relevant in this time of disaster because we cannot deny that the sharks will circle around the international aid that is flowing in.The value of the donations from US including the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the Vatican to relief and rehabilitation in the aftermath of Yolanda already exceeded P1 billion (note: that amount pales in comparison to the amount lost to congressional racketeering) and must be closely watched.Many officials who cashed in on Marcos money from Swiss banks in the fertilizer scam of the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she was president are still around.They had no heart for the victims of martial law.ADVERTISEMENT Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Just as supertyphoon Yolanda pummeled the country, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee subjected Janet Lim-Napoles, said to be at the center of the P10 billion congressional pork barrel scam, to a fruitless interrogation.Even under the cajoling and browbeating of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Napoles remained, in the solon’s own words, “beyond evasive” in refusing to admit she had anything to do with the fracas for which she and several government officials are facing plunder suits.ADVERTISEMENT BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew They will have no heart for the survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda.Or maybe they will.Maybe Napoles will (and eventually sing).Maybe senators and congressmen and others who stole will look at pictures and footage of those who perished, of the traumatized and come to remorse.Maybe they will see in the want that the survivors now suffer the consequence of their selfishness, and then make restitution as they should.Read Next Napoles kept invoking her right not to incriminate herself or simply parroted the now infamous line, “Hindi ko po alam (I do not know),” each time senators asked her to expose their colleagues and others who stand accused of enriching themselves with lump sum appropriations called Priority Development Assistance Fund.The pork barrel scandal is germane in this moment of national calamity because we definitely would have been better prepared for times like these had money that remains unaccounted for been in good hands and wisely spent.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeHeck, there would have been fewer casualties had the structures like gymnasiums or schools where people took shelter amid the storm been made of costlier, sturdier materials and with deliberate workmanship, not of substandard materials and with utter mindlessness.Indeed, how much more would have been at the disposal of local governments to ensure disaster-resilience if only our higher officials refused to steal with all their might? Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros SMC bags Bulacan airport project Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal View commentslast_img

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