Bolante is the missing link
October 23, 2008 § Leave a comment
INFAMOUS former Agriculture Undersecretary Joc-Joc Bolante is slated to arrive possibly next week. Bolante, who reportedly engineered the billion peso fertilizer scam, has been ordered deported by the US Immigration department after losing his assylum case. The Senate has been hot on the heels of Bolante since the conclusion of the Senate fertilizer scam probe. Senators are just waiting for him to land his feet at NAIA to arrest him.
Question–will the Arroyo administration allow Bolante to “spill the beans” so to speak before the Senate? Bolante is still a precious commodity, especially to Gloria. Will the administration let go of Bolante? And will Bolante’s testimony trigger widespread dissent against Gloria?
Seems like there’s already a “strategy” to effectively gag Bolante. A Cabinet portfolio waiting for him? Possibly. With the SC affirming “executive privilege”, that would effectively shield Bolante from Gloria’s enemies.
Question–is Bolante still in Gloria’s ambit of influence? Let’s wait and see.