“AKO’Y ABUGADO and I know what is probable cause and prima facie. These are two phrases that are important before you can file a case in court.
Problem is, I have reviewed… a cursory reading really and I have yet to find ‘yung sabi nila na idedemanda si Duque dahil may kasalanan.
I have read the findings and for the life of me, I cannot really find a good reason to prosecute an innocent man.”
Thus, President Duterte seeing no reason to slap Health Secretary Francisco Duque III with legal charges in connection with the plunder of PhilHealth funds.
“While [Duterte] unequivocally stated before that he was giving the DOJ-led task force a free hand in the conduct of their investigation, even announcing to all and sundry that he will adopt whatever findings the TF has and even join [Justice] Secretary [Menardo] Guevarra in signing the complaint sheet, he is saying another thing when it involves Duque.
As netizens would often express their confusion, ‘Ano ba talaga kuya?’”
Thus, Senator Panfilo Lacson seeing “mixed signals” in the President’s words vis-à-vis his actions.
“That’s the opinion of the President. We should respect each others’ opinion, mine being in the contrary.“
Thus, Senate President Vicente Sotto III seeking the safety of neutrality.
“Right now, the overall assessment of the President, full trust and confidence is still with Sec. Duque. But as a lawyer, he is also open-minded to the fact that he had formed a task force.”
Thus, presidential loudspeaker Harry Roque sounding senseless. As usual.