President Aquino confident latest PDAF testimony may bring closure, palace calling on more witnesses


President Benigno Aquino 3rd is confident potential state witness Ruby Tuason may help bring closure to the multibillion-peso mess involving the Priority Assistance Development Fund (PDAF).

Speaking on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. also called on other people who may have knowledge about the case to come forward.

“Pangako natin sa sambayanan, kung saan tayo dadalhin ng ebidensya, doon tayo tutungo. Makakatulong ito sa pagsasara sa kabanatang ito na nangyaring pang-aapi sa ating sambayanan [Our promise to the people is that we will go where the evidence leads us. This will help bring closure to this chapter in our history],” Coloma recalled President Aquino as saying last Friday, when Tuason returned from the United States and said she would testify.

Last Friday, Tuason returned to the Philippines from the United States and said she is willing to tell all she knows about the scam.

Criminal charges including plunder had been filed against trader Janet Napoles and some legislators over the PDAF mess.

Meanwhile, Coloma urged other prospective witnesses to come forward and tell all they know about the PDAF issue, and the Department of Justice will evaluate their information.

“Kung meron pang ibang gustong maghain ng karagdagang impormasyon na makatutulong sa proseso ng pagtatahi o pagkumpirma sa mga nauna nang salaysay ng mga whistleblower, tatanggapin at susuriin ng DOJ ang kanilang iaalok na impormasyon (If other people would want to come forward and provide information that may help the case, the DOJ is ready to evaluate what they will provide),” he said. PNA


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  1. Many plunder had done in the past but the question? Is there is anybody punish for their greed and crooks, no because we always do it trial by publicity. We must gathered and collect credible evidence and hard nose witnesses before this country can truly move on. This PDAF if it end in fiasco. We are no longer country of morality but a country of impunity. Where rich and famous always get the better end of the deal. Straight path leads to no where. 3 years left nothing change still too much living below poverty index.

  2. So in English, where the evidence will lead us, di ba Coloma? You mean to say, that’s the road to nowhere – till Judgment Day for sure, dahil ang Tuwad na Daan ni P-noy kung tatahakin mo, paurong at hindi pasulong.