In his move to widely implement his platform against corruption, President Benigno Aquino III has vowed to fulfill his promise of tracking down reported anomalies in the past Arroyo government and punishing early next year those involved in criminal acts by putting them behind bars.
He said he is determined to teach the ‘wang-wang’ (abusive) officials a lesson by prosecuting them and letting them suffer the consequences of their wrongdoings.
During his speech at the Japan Education Center, he stressed that the criminals cannot escape their fate once they are convicted.
He added before the year ends, several cases will be filed through the assistance of the judiciary. Criminals will spend their lives in jail. This will serve as a warning to others not to follow their footsteps.
The president noted an alleged anomaly involving a spending of Php 1 billion for coffee stocks in different casinos nationwide by the personnel of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. He said this will be thoroughly investigated.
Another controversial issue was the selling of secondhand helicopters to the Philippine National Police in 2009. These helicopters were apparently owned by First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo.