Former Solicitor General Frank Chavez had better PUIT UP OR SHUT UP in the plunder case he had filed against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) and three others.
Especially now that some people like Sen. Ping Lacson and Bayan Muna is starting to ride on the issue for MEDIA MILEAGE.
Chavez has threatened to also sue for plunder several others in connection with his allegations that P530 million in Overseas Workers’ Welfare Fund (OWWA) were illegally transferred to Philhealth to boost GMA’s chances in the 2004 presidential polls.
He says he has documentary evidence, but will only file the additional charges in June since he will be leaving for abroad and will be out for a month.
To this I say: PRESENT YOUR EVIDENCE NOW and STOP THE TRIAL BY PUBLICITY.
Two of the people you charged with GMA, former Philhealth chief Francisco Duque and ex-OWWA boss Virgilio Angelo, have presented proof -- checks showing that the funds were transferred to Philhealth only in 2005, long after the elections.
If the accused can present their evidence, why can’t you?
If you’re 100 percent convinced that you have enough proof, and an air-tight case, then file the additional charges TODAY or before you leave for abroad on May 5 as you say.
Why prolong it if you really have enough evidence?
You berated Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Tan for citing the agency’s report which did not find anything anomalous in the fund transfer, making you look like, as you yourself said, a stupid incompetent.
I hope you can cite even one law, Mr. Chavez, which prohibits COA from IMMEDIATELY revealing its findings on a complaint like yours, especially if it’s several years old.
If you can’t, then you’re not entitled to any special treatment or deference on your complaint from COA.
If you won’t present your evidence, and won’t file the additional raps you say, NOW, then keep your mouth shut, Mr. Chavez.
It will be GROSSLY UNFAIIR to the people you are accusing, especially the new ones whom you have also threatened to sue, to have their reputations besmirched by your allegations without immediate proof.
If you keep on talking without doing anything, it can only mean that you’re only after the publicity and the ‘pogi points’ you can hopefully earn before the eyes of President Aquino. 30