Statement of Sen. Kiko Pangilinan on report that DOJ secretary will be fired

April 4, 2018

From one blunder to the next, Secretary Aguirre, wittingly or unwittingly, has been showing how unfit he is for the position.

From being linked to the P50-million bribery scandal involving resigned Immigration officials who are his fraternity brothers, to spreading false information against lawmakers over the Marawi siege, to downgrading the murder charges against Supt. Marvin Marcos to homicide despite Senate and NBI findings, to clearing Nick Faeldon and several Customs officials in the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling case, to the continuing drug trade in the National Bilibid under his watch, and to dismissing the drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim — the list of his inadvertence is long and serious.

One might wonder how credible the charges he filed against Senator Leila de Lima were. In one development after another, the charges are now being bared to be false and baseless.

Matapos ang mga sunud-sunod na kapalpakan, sinasadya man o hindi, naipapakita ni Secretary Aguirre na hindi siya karapat-dapat sa posisyon.

Mula sa pagiging sangkot sa P50-million bribery scandal na naugnay ang mga nagbitiw na opisyales ng Immigration, na mga brod niya sa fraternity, hanggang sa pagpakalat ng maling impormasyon laban sa mga mambabatas ukol sa Marawi siege, hanggang sa pag-downgrade ng murder charges kay Supt. Marvin Marcos sa homicide kontra sa mga findings ng Senate at NBI, hanggang sa patuloy na drug trade sa National Bilibid sa ilalim ng kanyang pamamahala, at hanggang sa pag-dismiss ng mga kaso laban kay Kerwin Espinosa — mahaba at mabigat ang listahan ng kanyang mga pagpapabaya.

Nakapagtataka nga kung gaano katotoo ang mga sinampang kaso laban kay Senator de Lima. Lumalabas na ang mga sinampang kaso ay walang basehan at katotohanan.

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