STRIKING Question Of Pacquiao To Ombudsman On Its Decision To Probe Gen. Bato

Pacquiao's question deserves an honest answer from the Ombudsman.
Question Of Pacquiao To Ombudsman On Its Decision To Probe Gen. Bato

Senator Manny Pacquiao slams the office of the Ombudsman on its decision to probe Philippine National Police chief General Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa for the free trip to Las Vegas given by him.

“Minsan, ano rin natin…may mga bagay na dapat nating tutukan especially ang corruption, lalong lalo na yan. Kailangan maipaliwanag kung saan napunta yung funding ng Yolanda,” Pacquiao said in a report of GMA News.

“Ang mga naghihirap nating kababayan na wala pang mga bahay, nangangailangan pa sila ng tulong eh nasaan yung pera? Yun ang kailangan nating imbestigahan …’Yun ang dapat nating unahin. Hindi yung gagawa ka ng butas dahil kalaban mo,” he added.
Pacquaio believed that there are more important matters that need investigation than the free trip of Bato particularly the mismanagement of Yolanda rehabilitation funds.

Dela Rosa is under probe for possible violation of Presidential Decree 46, which makes it punishable for public officials and employees to receive gifts on any occasion, and Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao said he will study the law that prohibits public officials from receiving gifts.

He also said that there’s no meaning behind his treatment with Bato since they were friends even before he rose to fame.

“Sa’min mga Bisaya, wala kaming iniisip na masama or ano. Ang hangarin namin ay magserbisyo, linisin ang ating bansa at magkaroon ng matiwasay na pamumuhay ang mamamayan,” Pacquiao said.