Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago hopes accused politicians in PDAF scam will not win in 2016 elections

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago: "I dare to hope and predict that any incumbent public official who runs for national public office in 2016, will lose in the elections, if the Ombudsman charges him with plunder or malversation, in connection with the pork barrel scam, and/or in connection with what appears to be the impeachment scam."


Nais ipaabot ni Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago sa publiko na hindi dapat iboto sa 2016 ang mga pulitikong dawit sa kontrobersiyal na Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.

Ipinahayag ito ng matapang na senadora sa isang speech sa 40th Annual Convention of the Philippine Psychiatric Association, Inc, noong Martes, January 21.

Ayon sa ulat ng GMA News Online, sinabi ni Senator Santiago na dapat matalo sa eleksiyon ang mga pulitikong inaakusang corrupt.

“Charges filed in the Sandigan in connection with PDAF and DAP should disqualify any candidate in the view of irate voters,” pahayag nito.

Ilan sa nadadawit sa pork-barrel scam ay sina Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, at Bong Revilla.

Matatandaang mariing itinanggi ni Senator Revilla ang akusasyong ito laban sa kanya sa isang privilege speech noong Lunes, January 19.

Read: Senator Bong Revilla strongly denies PDAF allegations; calls Benhur Luy “Boy Pirma” and “political wrecking crew”

Pagpapatuloy ni Senator Santiago, "I dare to hope and predict that any incumbent public official who runs for national public office in 2016, will lose in the elections, if the Ombudsman charges him with plunder or malversation, in connection with the pork barrel scam, and/or in connection with what appears to be the impeachment scam."

Ayon pa sa senadora, dapat matutunan ng mga botante na pumili ng isang leader na makakapagtaguyod ng pagbabago.

“To find a new leader, we have to look for a person with the important attributes of leadership, such as individual style and competencies; problem solving; effective communication, passion; and courage.”

Dagdag pa niya, hindi raw dapat bumoto ayon lamang sa popularidad ng kandidato.

“The 2016 presidential elections are now within sight of the political horizon.

"We should now look at personalities amassing a mass base, popular in surveys, and issuing self-serving press releases. But are they good leaders?"


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