PNoy also corrupt, senatorial bet claims

Anti-RH bet calls PNoy a ‘liar’, an ‘evil man’

MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial candidate Rizalito Yap David on Wednesday called President Benigno Aquino III a “liar” and an “evil man” for allegedly not staying true to his promises on the controversial reproductive health (RH) law.

Aquino certified the RH bill as urgent December last year despite calls from the Catholic Church to reject the bill. It was signed into law last December 21.

“Well, he’s a liar. When he spoke before the bishops, he said he was not for it but then he certified it. Sabi niya ‘di [niya] pipirmahan before Christmas pero pinirmahan niya. So all the promises that he made before the bishops he did not follow,” David said on ANC’s “Headstart”.

“He’s an evil man,” he added.

David, who is one of the three senatorial candidates running under the Ang Kapatiran Party or the Alliance for the Common Good, also called Aquino a corrupt politician, citing the total worth of smuggled goods under the current administration.

“I doubt it… Panong magiging posible na makakapag-smuggle in ng P59 billion worth in two and a half years na hindi alam ng Palasyo? Is he not corrupt in that sense?”

“Kung ‘di man siya nakikinabang, allowing his people to do that makes him corrupt too,” he said.

David, who is also a commentator for Radio Veritas, also claimed: “Rumors have it that [Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa] is the one running the [Bureau of Customs], not Ruffy Biazon, together with Mar Roxas now.”

Mar a ‘twin’ of PNoy

He also branded Interior and Local Government Secretary Roxas as a “twin” of Aquino because the two have similar characters.

“The same way I describe Noynoy [because] they are twins,” he said.

David also claimed, “If ever he becomes a president in 2013, we’re facing a new dictatorship.”

‘PNoy received money from Malaysia’

Citing his own sources, David claimed the President received money from Malaysia, which is the reason behind his stand on the Sultanate of Sulu’s claim over Sabah.

“He never wanted [to pursue the claim] in the first place… It is not possible for them to take such positions and speak against their own people if they are not on the take,” he said.

When asked what he would do if he is slapped with libel cases due to his accusations against Aquino, David said: “I would welcome it provided I will be given a day in court.”

Catholic vote

During the interview, David said he is once again running for senator in the May 13 polls because of a “mission”.

“We are on a mission… We want to put back God in the center of politics. We have a message and this is the only way by which we can reach many people,” he said.

“I am blunt. I’ll take truth to the limits. ‘Yun ‘yung dadalhin ko sa Senado: katotohanan. Hindi ko bobolahin ‘yung taumbayan para ako manalo. Or kahit na nandoon na ako, ‘di ko lolokohin ‘yung mamamayan para lang ako maging popular,” David added.

He also said that the “Catholic vote” may help him win in the Senate race. He said about 8 to 10 million Catholic voters follow the common solidarity vote.

“Things are different now. People are moving, the Catholic faithful are moving and we might just make it.”

David also claimed that re-electionist senators Loren Legarda, Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano will not occupy the top three posts in the May 13 polls despite leading in recent surveys.

The three were included on the list which the Diocese of Bacolod had dubbed as “Team Patay” senatorial aspirants due to their support for the RH law.

“I can tell you now that Loren, Chiz and Alan Peter will never be 1, 2, 3 anymore because they will be voted out of the top 6,” he said, adding that an anti-RH candidate could land on the top spot.

by Kathlyn dela Cruz, ABS-CBNnews.com

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