The Congress earlier threatens Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos that they will do a “Dayan” if she doesn’t show up in the next scheduled hearing. Bongbong Marcos advised her not to attend the House inquiry into the province’s P66.45-million tobacco fund expenditures. Does this mean they will do a “Delima” to the brother as well? It is remembered that Senator Leila de Lima advised “Dayan” not to show up during the “Bilibid Prison” anomaly hearings
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[VIDEO]: Imee Marcos, iginiit na pamumulitika ang imbestigasyon kaugnay sa paggamit sa Tobacco tax funds
Straight to Detention
“I really want to attend. I want to explain myself in Congress but others said I should not. Bongbong told me I could also be detained,” said Imee at her first news conference after six provincial employees, now called the “Ilocos Six,” were cited in contempt and detained by the House committee on good government and public accountability on May 29.
Imee said her mother, former First Lady, and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, was rejected by the committee when she requested for the release of the six employees on humanitarian grounds. This shows that the Congress is not into the people’s plight – but for their own glory. However, Alvarez mellowed down after the Supreme Court stand by the CA.
Requested by Provincial Leaders
Gov. Imee said that the vehicles were requested by different provincial leaders. Among them were Rudy Caesar Fariñas, who served as ex-officio member of the Ilocos Norte provincial board, and Mary Michelle “Mikee” Fariñas, president of the Laoag Federation of barangay councils. So, is this Fariñas way of discrediting Marcos?
Gov. Marcos’ Justification
The vehicles were not overpriced. They were bought through proper bidding procedures, and were “therefore not ghost projects nor missing funds.” Asked why the vehicles were not registered, Marcos discloses that the new vehicles served as agricultural equipment like tractors. But she would register them immediately if deemed necessary by the Land Transportation Office (LTO).