Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay has questioned the timing and the wisdom of President Aquino’s appointment of the fathers of two Corona prosecutors to top GOCC posts, saying this may be part of the rewards for the congressmen’s support for the impeachment of the Chief Justice.
“The timing is suspect, because just as the prosecution has rested their case against the Chief Justice as if to say ‘Mission Accomplished,’ here comes the President appointing their fathers to positions as if giving them a pat on the back. And if so, then what type of rewards are we expecting for the rest of the prosecution panel who ‘did good’ in the eyes of the President?” she said.
It was reported that the father of House Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tanada III, former senator Wigberto Tañada, was appointed as chairman and member of the board of directors of the UCPB-CIIF Oil Mills Group while the dad of Quezon City Rep. Jorge Banal Jr., former city councilor Jorge Banal Sr. was appointed acting member of the board of the Poro Point Management Corp.
“I am not discounting the credentials of the senior Tanada and Banal, but I feel as if the President’s action in making these appointments as of this time does them a disservice because they are being used as tools to prove that he can do whatever he wants because he has all the power to reward his loyal allies and punish those who oppose him such as Chief Justice Corona,” she added.#