Palace: No basis on call to prosecute Aquino

MALACANANG said Saturday there was no basis to call for the prosecution of outgoing President Benigno Aquino III.

Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. was reacting on the call of militant fisherfolk group for presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to prosecute suspected big time criminals, including Aquino.

"Walang katwiran ang panukalang ‘yan, ‘yung pagpapahuli daw kay Pangulong Aquino," he told dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

He said that Aquino followed the Constitution in performing his job as the Chief Executive.

"Kung maalala natin, hindi ba’t sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon isinakdal at linilitis ang kaso ng tatlong naninilbihang senador, mga dating kinatawan at iba pang mataas na opisyal ng pamahalaan. Ito’y pagpapatunay lamang sa patas at walang kinakatigan pagpapatupad ng batas dahil nga ito ang sinumpaang tungkulin ni Pangulong Aquino," Coloma said, apparently referring to Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.

The three senators are facing plunder charges for allegedly pocketing multi-million pesos from their pork barrel. (SDR/Sunnex)

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