Loida Nicolas Lewis’ comment that Filipinos must be afraid of Bongbong Marcos because he is a thief has no basis. Marcos has never been involved in any graft and corruption complaints and his parents are both acquitted from such cases. Contrary to her endorsing Leni Robredo in lieu of Bongbong Marcos, Robredo’s Liberal Party members now has numerous complaints filed against them. One of which is the graft and plunder complaints have been filed against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and six other officials during his administration for the alleged shipment of $141 billion in gold to Thailand.
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Also facing the charges are former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr., former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Treasury Department chief dealer Lorelei Fernandez, and Sen. Franklin Drilon.
Freedom of Information Evidence
The complaint filed before the Office of the Ombudsman was based on a questionable BSP circular that was first seen on social media – with discrepancies from the titles of the co-accused to the actual circular numbers of the BSP. However, the fact remains that an audit is needed to satisfy the interest of the Filipinos. After all, the gold reserves are deposited by the late Ferdinand E. Marcos for the welfare of humanity. They deserve to know if the gold reserves are intact.
If the Ombudsman is for the service to the people, Conchita Carpio-Morales should not hesitate to order an audit of the said gold reserves. If something is missing, then it’s a good probable cause to investigate further.
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