Manny Pacquiao on Corruption: In an article by Reuters, Senator Manny Pacquiao backs corruption claims adding an unaccounted Php 10 billion (USD 204 million) in pandemic aid. It may be recalled that the boxer turned senator accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to bring forth evidence of corruption in the government.
“That is just one of the things I have discovered. It has only been three days since I accepted your challenge to present proof,” states Pacquiao. Some of the agencies tagged as corrupt by the senator include the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Energy (DOE).
Irene Dumlao, spokesperson of DSWD and overseeing the distribution of cash aid, said that the agency is willing to cooperate with the investigation.
“There are many families who are hungry and yet billions and billions of money are being stolen in government,” says Pacquiao, indicating the documents at hand in a virtual briefing. “Itong mga dokumentong ito po na nakikita ninyo sa aking harapan ay mga report tungkol sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng ating gobyerno, korapsyon sa bawat sangay ng ating pamahalaan,” stresses the boxing legend turned politician.
Moreover, Pacquiao reiterates that he only wants to help President Duterte, thus the reveal.