THE ethics committee might tackle the Monday’s speech of Akbayan Representative Walden Bello, calling the allies of former President, now Pampanga Representative, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as "pigs".

Bello bashed Arroyo in her first day in office, saying: "Corruption was the signature of her administration."

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"If the subordinates of the GMA administration behaved like pigs, kung ang mga galamay ng nakaraang administrasyon ay kumilos parang bwaya, ito ay dahil meron silang magandang halimbawa sa pangungurakot sa taas," he pointed out.

As if repeating the anomalies that was earlier exposed by President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, Bello cited the over importation of rice, the exorbitant rewards for MWSS employees and the calamity fund mostly channeled to a single district in Pampanga .

Bello said Arroyo should be punished for her wrongdoings and she should be transported soon from the House of Representatives to the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.

His 13-page speech also tackled the country's economic growth which failed to catch up with our neighboring countries, and the economic policies which Aquino should adapt.

After his speech, Bello was questioned by Representative Tobias Reynold Tiangco (lone district, Navotas) for hitting hard on the former President, saying that parts of the speech should be removed from the record of the session.

After Bello agreed to remove some words, the minority bloc wanted the case referred to the ethics committee to which Bello said “should not be the case”.

"This is suppression of freedom. Wag niyang dalihin dito sa kongreso kung anong ginawa niya sa kanyanag administrasyon," Bello said, adding that he is most welcome to explain the issue to the ethics committee. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)