• Palace denies Delfin Lee an Aquino poll donor

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    Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Friday said he does not have any information if real estate magnate Delfin Lee contributed to the campaign fund of President Benigno Aquino 3rd in the 2010 elections.

    “The lists of contributors and donors have been published by the Comelec [Commission on Elections], and I think you can see from there whether he is a campaign contributor. But I have no specific information on who is a campaign donor,” Lacierda said.

    Lee is on the government’s list of high-profile fugitives, along with Gen. Jovito Palparan, former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes and former Dinagat Island Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr.

    An anti-crime watchdog lashed out at the President for his “cavalier” attitude toward Senior Supt. Conrad Capa, who was sacked as head of Task Force Tugis a week after his men arrested Lee on March 6.

    Dante Jimenez, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption founding chairman, attributed the President’s censure of Capa to Lee’s role in Aquino’s campaign.

    Lacierda said the President has nothing to hide from the people, and added the government will not be affected by speculation.

    “There is a pending case [against]him [Lee]. We have never shied away from prosecuting anyone that has been charged. So, the DOJ [Department of Justice], insofar as the government is concerned, will prosecute its case against Delfin Lee,” he added.

    The President earlier censured Capa for bringing his complaint to the media.

    He said that Capa did a “disservice” to the Philippine National Police with his actions.

    “Let’s say he showed excellence, which should be rewarded and acknowledged. But I can’t help but think. He goes out to the media, says this and that, keeps quiet for a while, then, goes back to the media. And I really think [that]does the service a disservice. He’s ruining the institution that he’s serving,” Aquino said.

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    4 Comments

    1. syempre alangan aminin ng malacanang yan. Pero yong action ng Malacanang ha nakakaduda, lalo na yong pagtransfer sa nakadakip sa kanya. medyo klaro na nga eh. Garapal talaga, maraming mga masasama dyan sa Malakanyang talaga.

    2. apolonio reyes on

      Why is it every time there is a High Profile Fugitives like Janet Napoles and Delfin Lee Pnoy always involved himself in the Issue that rumors always comes out that both Napoles and Lee donated in the 2010 campaign of Pnoy. As President, Pnoy should not involved himself in small police matter like the Luneta massacre, Janet Lim Napoles and Delfin Lee Let DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and PNP Director General Purisima do this work. Di ba Sec. Lacierda?

    3. For me I STILL BELIEVE “Col. Conrad Capa” Mabuhay ka Col. Capa, para sa karamihan ng Filipino ikaw ay isang bayani na may 4stars sa balikat mo. Marunong itong si Conrad. Tinyente palang siya nuon ay siya na ang intel ofcr. ng SAF under Gen. Razon. Kaya mas may credibility pa si Conrad kaysa kay BS

    4. I believe the headline, which is actually a conclusion of the Manila Times, is misleading.

      For emphasis lacierda said and I quote:

      “The lists of contributors and donors have been published by the Comelec [Commission on Elections], and I think you can see from there whether he is a campaign contributor. But I have no specific information on who is a campaign donor.”

      By saying that “he does not have information on who is a campaign donor” simply means his statement is not a denial. A denial is clear and unequivocal. Besides, I believe that lacierda is a member of a partylist group and not the LP so he has no authority to make such statements. More importantly, by saying that he has no information simply means that he is basing his statements of his own personal knowledge and not as a spokesman. The Comelec list of contributors is not an A-1 document. Everybody knows that candidates do not report all their campaign contributors most especially, those who have nefarious activities. This is necessary so that no one will suspect comes payback time.