Villar C-5 Project Scam
September 22, 2008 § 1 Comment
A Congressional insertion is not illegal per se. Senate president Manny Villar can do hundreds of insertions if he wants, and that’s not why Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson is now going around town harping like a town barker. No.
What Ping wants to know is why Villar inserted two (2) 200 million peso budgetary provisions in the 2008 budget in the same project. Yes, probably, that too is not illegal. What is important to know is this–Villar made it to benefit some real estate projects which he owns. That is not patently illegal–yet, it is definitely immoral.
Villar needs to consider that to be legal is definitely not necessarily be moral in this country. And, since he is gunning for the high post, he needs to remember that he has both the legal and the moral responsibility to be the prime example of what it is to be legal and what is to be moral. Or, better yet, be legal and moral at the same time.