- Posted September 26, 2013 by
Political vendetta grips Phl Senate
The political observer, who requested anonymity for security reasons, said the senators who allegedly received P50 million each as bribe for the ouster of Corona could be held liable under the Corrupt and Practices Act,
He also said the senators along with some government officials involved in the bribery act could face graft charges in court if proven true.
Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, in a privilege speech on Wednesday, accused some officials of the Aquino administration as responsible behind the release of P50 million for each member of the upper house.
Estrada, along with Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., is facing plunder charges before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the P10-billion “pork barrel” fund scam allegedly orchestrated by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.
The charges against Estrada, Enrile and Revilla stemmed from allegations that the said senators used Napoles’ bogus foundations for their “pork barrel” funds amounting to millions of pesos.
Whistleblower Benhur Luy, who recently testified before a Senate blue ribbon committee hearing, said that each senator involved in the scam received 50 percent of the total funds while the remaining P50 percent went to Napoles’ foundations.
The political observer said Estrada delivered his fiery speech, apparently to drag his Senate colleagues and other members of Congress to the controversial P10-billion “pork barrel” scam, which is now hugging the headlines.