No honor among thieves

Thieves stole P37K from the pork barrel of Rep. Daniel Suarez. A member of the House of Representathieves, Suarez became famous for having footed the bill for one of the two known lavish dinners that Gloria Arroyo ate during her last trip to America as an unelected president.

    Solon bares pork theft
    By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
    Filed Under: Crime, Robbery and theft
    MANILA, Philippines – Even the lawmakers’ pork barrel or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was not spared by thieves.

    Pulling a fast one on Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez, a person or group of persons was able to cart away P37,000 in just two days from his pork barrel funds allotted to the Philippines Heart Center (PHC).

    Suarez, one of the wealthiest members of the House of Representatives, said the thieves forged his signature, copied his official letterhead and faked his office’s seal to come up with six guarantee letters purportedly endorsing to the PHC the use of his pork barrel for medical assistance.

    “I’m happy because the patients who need the medical assistance were able to use the money, but I’m also sad because is this really how desperate these people are, they do not spare even the congressmen’s pork barrel?”

The irony of a congressman crying over the theft of his pork.



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Manuel Buencamino

Buencamino was a weekly columnist for Today and Business Mirror. He has also written articles in other publications like Malaya, Newsbreak, "Yellow Pad" in Business World, and "Talk of the Town" in the Inquirer. He is currently with Interaksyon, the news site of TV5. MB blogged for Filipino Voices, blogs for ProPinoy and maintains a blog, Uniffors.com. Game-changers for him, as far as music goes, are Monk, Miles, Jimi, and Santana.

  • cocoy

    A case of Robin Hood here?

    but i agree: irony indeed.

  • cocoy

    A case of Robin Hood here?

    but i agree: irony indeed.