It is evident in the recent hearing in Congress that Representative Rodolfo Fariñas is not only out to destroy and pin down Imee Marcos, but most especially her brother, Bongbong Marcos. Circumstances are clear that in the government, the President’s allies are divided into pro and anti-Marcos factions.
Youtube video from; Rappler
[VIDEO]: The House committee on good government and public accountability cites in contempt and detains Genedine Jambaro, a staff member of the Ilocos Norte provincial treasurer’s office, after failing to properly answer the questions of Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas. Jambaro is the first of 6 Ilocos Norte officials cited in contempt on May 29.
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas insinuates that the so-called mastermind of the Ilocos Norte officials detained at the House of Representatives is stopping them from testifying. This is about the alleged misuse of P66.45 million worth of tobacco funds in the province.
Bongbong Marcos’ Congress Visit
Fariñas commented suspiciously hours after Bongbong Marcos visited the 6 Ilocos Norte officials who were cited in contempt. They were detained by the House committee on good government and public accountability on May 29.
CA’s Release Order
The officials earlier got a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals Special 4th Division. It orders their provisional release. However, the House refused to implement it as of this time of writing. A power struggle is indeed obvious here.
Who is Better than Imee Marcos?
When Fariñas was asked whether the “mastermind” that he was talking about refers to Governor Marcos, he replied; “Your guess is as good as mine, maybe even better.” The question is, who is much better to attack at this time of the electoral protest against Leni Robredo?