The Nacionalista Party, led by Senator Manuel Villar, Jr., wants Senator Benigno Aquino III investigated for allegedly lobbying for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. Said project allegedly benefited his properties, you see.
Sound vaguely familiar? Why, it’s like the C-5 Road Extension controversy that Villar found himself mired in last year. Villar didn’t even bother to show up for the Senate investigation on the issue, and now his party has the balls to demand that Aquino submit himself to a probe.
We are not big Aquino fans at Indolent Indio, we are not big fans of politicians in general. If there have been irregularities in the SCTEX deal, then Aquino ought to face the music for his alleged involvement. The NP’s move, though, makes a farce of accountability and logic.
Notice how NP’s Remulla counters the Aquino claim to representing good governance: “These skeletons in your closet that have been there since the time of the Japanese occupation are finally coming out.” It pretty much comes down to, yeah, my boss is dirty, but so are you.
This on top of the deluge of anonymous text messages going around about how Villar is better because he’s not banking on his parents’ legacy, and he does not have borderline autism.
Stay classy, Vilar.