Ciara Sotto: My father is clean from pork barrel scam-A A +A
Sunday, October 6, 2013
TELEVISION personality Ciara Sotto said conspirators of the pork barrel mess should be held accountable in the alleged
misuse of the priority assistance development fund (PDAF).
The daughter of Senator Vicente Sotto III initially wanted to refrain from giving comments on multi-billion scam linked to some members of Congress, but said she hopes the truth will come out.
"Mahirap naman na magsinungaling sa taong bayan. Kung ano yung totoo, sana 'yun yung talagang lumabas," she said.
Ciara said it's a "blessing" that her father is not among those named in the complaint filed by the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation at the Office of the Ombudsman.
"Ang daddy ko never naman siyang nagka-issue about corruption ever since vice mayor pa siya. Kasi he's really an honest person." Ciara said.
She also denied the allegations made by Senator Jinggoy Estrada against the husband of her cousin, Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, who allegedly benefited from his PDAF.
"I don't think it's true kasi si Kuya Kiko (former senator Francis Pangilinan) and my Dad are very much the same. Pareho silang honest people. So, I think hindi totoo na may problem si Kuya Kiko," said Ciara.
Meantime, Ciara is set for a television comeback via the upcoming primetime series "Madam Chairman" starring the Megastar Sharon Cuneta.
According to the 33-year-old actress, she's happy to be back on television and to work opposite her cousin.
Ciarra was also asked to clarify reports that her marriage with husband Jojo Oconer is currently on the rocks. According to reports, the two separated because of issues on their prenuptial agreement.
This was immediately dismissed by the actress and said they are very much happy with their married life.
"Masaya naman, parang laging bago. Never kaming umabot sa ganoong point. Wala talaga, happy ako. Imposible yun. Wala talaga kaming problema kahit ano," she said.
"Sa totoo lang mas busy pa nga 'yun dito sa TV5 kaysa sa akin. They handle 'The Gift,' then before yung 'Kidlat' and 'Valiente'. Sila 'yung Archangel Productions," Ciara added.
She said that they're not in a hurry to have kids and will just enjoy marriage.
"Bahala na si Lord. Hindi ko na pini-pressure ang sarili ko sa ganyan. Ang advice sa akin ng mga tito ko na huwag masyadong isipin kasi mas lalo kang nai-stress. (Walang pressure from my dad) kasi alam naman nila na si God ang bahala," she ended. (Sunnex)