QC Lawmaker Alfred Vargas Faces Corruption Allegation
ALFRED VARGAS – The Quezon City lawmaker reacted to the inclusion of his name on the list of allegedly corrupt officials.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is vocal about two campaigns even when he was still a presidential candidate. He has always been vocal about his pursuit to end corruption and drugs in the Philippines.
Since he assumed office in 2016, several officials of the government were sacked following corruption allegations. Charges were filed against these officials and the President has always reiterated that there is no room in his government for corruption.
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Pres. Duterte does not hesitate showing a copy of his lists of people who must be investigated. He has previously reminded those working in the government to value their jobs as they can be replaced.
Recently, in his late-night national address, the President released the names of the public officials allegedly involved in an anomalous project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). It was submitted to him by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).
Before reading the list, Pres. Duterte stressed that those people still cannot be held guilty as there are no hard evidence. Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas is one of those mentioned by the President.
Q.C. Rep. Alfred Vargas reacted to being included in the list of alleged corrupt officials. Based on a report on Pep, the lawmaker said that the PACC might have been sent wrong information from his enemies in politics.
Vargas further said that he will not allow his name and reputation be tainted. Based on the article, he also cited that Pres. Duterte himself said that there is no solid evidence.
“The President himself stated ‘there is no solid evidence’ and ‘mentioning of names is not an indictment’. I am certain I will be cleared,” he said.
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