A fuming Senator Manny Pacquiao took the floor on Tuesday to express his dismay on the “intentional misuse” of public funds by corrupt officials, whom he also described as “scammers.”
“Mr. President, last month, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II released information that there are cases of false right of way claims in my hometown, General Santos City. This caused our government to lose at least P8.7 billion,” Pacquiao said in a speech.
“Mr. President, I’m very disappointed with these public officials, who are nothing more than mere scammers, magnanakaw, kurakot…”
“To be frank, I’m furious. If there is something that really causes my dismay, it is their intentional misuse of public funds,” said the neophyte senator.
Pacquiao has filed Senate Resolution No. 561 , directing the committee on public works that he chairs to look into the reported misuse of government funds for its right-of-way project covered by alleged “spurious land titles” in his home town.
Just last month, the senator has admitted that the thought of resigning from politics had crossed his mind, adding that he was also dismayed by some politicians who have hidden agenda and plotting to destabilize the government.