MALACANANG is willing to investigate anomalies of all former Presidents and not just of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, a Palace official said Monday.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda agreed to the suggestions of some Church leaders to include in the investigation of the impending Truth Commission the scandals hounding all past administrations.
"If you ask me, yes, it would be good to also investigate," Lacierda said which includes the governance of two living former Presidents Joseph Estrada and Fidel Ramos.
He however said the parameters of Truth Commission will be finalized former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, who was appointed to head the group.
"He has been given the authority to form the parameters of the Commission: what the composition is, what will be the powers, and being a former Chief Justice, he would be in the best position to define it," he pointed out.
The Palace official meanwhile said that he is willing to impart his views to the former Chief Justice, citing the free reign of Davide to define the scope of the commission.
"We won’t have a definitive stand until he (Davide) defines it," he said.
Meanwhile, as some were expressing doubts over appointment of Davide, Lacierda said President Benigno Aquino III will stand by his decision.
"The President has already mentioned that he believes in the impartiality and integrity of former Chief Justice Davide. He will stand by his choice for him as the head of the probe body," he said.
Lacierda assured that the commission will collate all necessary evidences to give light to the questionable transactions and decisions of the past presidents.
"The important thing is that once evidence is collected, gathered, it will be so strong that the Ombudsman cannot dismiss the case. That is the goal," he added.
It has yet to be known when the truth commission will be enforced. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)