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Alfred Vargas Included On the Names of Corrupt Officials Says Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte tagged Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas as allegedly involved in corruption in the Department of Works and Highway (DPWH).

Alfred Vargas was mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte included in the list from the President Anti-Corruption Commission. Duterte recently revealed the names of lawmakers allegedly involved in corruption related to infrastructure projects.

Alfred Vargas Corruption

However, Duterte admitted that there is no evidence to back his accusations. Duterte also relieved district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways from their posts for alleged involvement in corrupt activities.

Among those tagged in the list were Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, Misamis Occidental Rep. Henry Oaminal, Isabela Rep. Alyssa Sheena Tan, Northern Samar Rep. Paul Daza, Quezon Rep. Angelina “Helen” Tan, ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Eric Yap, Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, and former Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, Jr.

According to the report of ONE News, Vargas was one of the officials demanding for one-time enrollment fee amounting to P1 million in addition to the 10 and 12% SOP before the project can be awarded to the contractor.

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Meanwhile, Baguilat, Sato, and Roman cried foul and slammed the accusations of President Duterte. Baguilat took Twitter to express resentment against the allegations.

“Yung meron ebidensya na nag Mañanita at lumabag sa batas e promoted. Yung wala naman ebidensya na kumuha ng kickback, tinira sa primetime TV. I am aggrandized,” Baguilat said in a Twitter post.

“I am devastated! This has no basis and grossly unfair! I do not have any involvement in corruption!” Sato said on her official Facebook page as she dared PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica to prove corruption allegations against her.

“I am open to any investigation to establish the truth on this matter and I am sure that my honor will be vindicated. My conscience is clear,” Roman stated on her official Facebook page.

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