Sen. Jinggoy Estrada slams Commission on Audit for implementing "selective justice" in pork barrel scam probe
Once again, we say, "Let the games begin."
Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that in his privilege speech on Wednesday, September 25, Senator Jinggoy Estrada "slammed what he claimed is the persecution against him and two other Senate minority members who have been portrayed as the ’worst thieves and scoundrels’ in the P10 billion pork barrel scandal."
The report noted: "Estrada questioned the partiality and objectivity of the Commission on Audit (COA), which has not highlighted irregularities in the disbursements of the funds of senators Miriam Santiago and Alan Peter Cayetano; former senators Manny Villar, Kiko Pangilinan; House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales and An Waray Rep. Florencio Noel." The senator had quipped, "Selective justice is injustice."
As part of his revelations, Estrada also "disclosed a private and confidential letter dated May 2012 allegedly showing that ’those who voted to convict [former Chief Justice] Renato Corona were given additional P50 million.’" Moreover, according to the report, Estrada said he also "believes that pork funds have been used to get the reproductive health and sin tax laws passed."
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