Cito Beltran: Senate's Frigate Deal Inquiry "Waste of Time"

Veteran journalist and a well-known columnist Luisito "Cito" Beltran of the Philippine Star calls out the Philippine Senate for the controversial Frigate Deal Inquiry and dubbed the investigation as a "Waste of Time."

According to Beltran the Senate probe on the alleged involvement by Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go into the Philippine Navy's deal to purchase warship was a waste of time for the lawmakers and the members of the Duterte Cabinet.

Cito Beltran was quoted as saying "I respect my friends in the Senate but it’s a waste of time." The veteran columnist released the statement during the first National Information Convention (NIC) at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang, Davao City.

Beltran added further that "I have seen the accusations against Bong Go and I said, are hearsay and allegation can be used as basis for investigation? Is this now the quality of the Senate?" he added.

The columnist of PhilStar Chito Beltran made the statement that the Senate were just wasting their time in implicating SAP Bong Go was made by Beltran when he was asked for his assessment when Go labeled as fake news the Rappler's story linking him to Frigate acquisition project based on so-called white paper.

SAP Bong Go has denied the reports Rappler and Philippine Daily Inquirer that he meddled in the selection of the Combat Management System (CMS) supplier for two warships of the Philippine Navy.

Source: PNA
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