Tue. May 11th, 2021

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday night finally bared their names of lawmakers allegedly demanded kickbacks from project contractors.

Duterte said he decided to disclose their names after agreeing with Anakalusugan Party-list Rep. Mike Defensor that it was important to name them so as not to tarnish the image of the entire chamber.

Reading a list from the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, Duterte named at least nine lawmakers who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors: 4th District of Quezon Rep. Angelina “Helen” Tan; Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato; former Ifugao Rep. Teodoro “Teddy” Baguilat; Quezon City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas; Misamis Occidental Rep. Henry Oaminal; Isabela Rep. Alyssa Sheena Tan; Northern Samar 1st District Rep. Paul Daza; ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap; and Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman.

Kailangan ko sabihin sa mga tao (I need to announce this to the people) or else I’d look stupid. Tama ‘yung sinabi ni I think it was Mike Defensor. Eh bakit pinag-submit niya tapos ayaw niya basahin ngayon? (What Mike Defensor said is right. ‘Why would he submit it to the Ombudsman and refuse to disclose their names?’) So which is also correct,” he said in a taped speech.

Meanwhile, Duterte also asked Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar to provide him with a list of district engineers, noting that he wanted to reorganize their assignments.

Last November, Duterte bared that he received a list of lawmakers allegedly involved in corruption in projects in the DPWH.

Sovereignph has ran a report detailing the alleged corrupt practices of Angelina Tan and her husband Ronel, the DPWH regional director for Region 1 (Ilocos region). Both are facing complaints before the Department of Justice-led Anti-Task Force Against Corruption for alleged graft related to fund releases by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to RAKKK Prophet Medical Center that the spouses allegedly own.

Read the full report here https://sovereignph.com/2020/12/10/rep-angelina-tan-husband-ronnel-charged-for-graft-and-corruption-over-philhealthirm-funds/. SOVEREIGNPH

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