Here’s what Sen. Jinggoy Estrada should do next following his privilege speech in the Senate investigation into the pork barrel scam:
First and foremost, on the supposed letter from then Senate Finance Committee Chairman Franklin Drilon informing those who had voted for the conviction of former Chief Justice Renato Corona of an additional P50-million fund:
Estrada should distribute copies of the supposed letter from Drilon to media, the Internet and even personal friends.
Estrada should reveal the details and circumstances behind the supposed letter – when was it given, where, what time, by whom and how. He should narrate what happened next when he rejected the P50 million.
For example, did Drilon say anything and does he know who were his colleagues who accepted the P50 million.,
If he can, Estrada should ask for a Senate probe of where the money came from,
He should also dare those who accepted the P50 million to explain where did the money go to and to come out with documentary proof that it had been spent LEGALLY or LEGITIMATELY.
As expected, Drilon and Budget Sec. Butch Abad have denied bribing the senators who convicted
with the P50 million. So the question is WHY was the money (Malacanang mouthpieces
can call it whatever they like) GIVEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO CONVICTED Corona ? CORONA
Estrada said the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee did not investigate P1.2-billion in questionable transactions of some local government units funded by Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Miriam Defensor-Santiago and former Senators Francis Pangilinan and Manny Villar from their pork barrel.
Estrada should identify these local government units and cite details of these transactions.
He should also FORMALLY ask committee chair Sen. Teofisto Guingona to explain why the P1.2-billion questionable transactions were not, or has not been probed, by the panel.
Lastly, Estrada should pound on Commission on Audit chair Grace Tan to COME OUT IN MEDIA with PARTIAL OR FULL audit reports on the pork barrel funds since PNoy became president.
Reports which will include pork barrel disbursements by ALLIES OF PNOY.
For the simple reason that PNoy’s allies are NOT EXEMPTED from graft corruption. 30