Sec. Piñol Burns VP Leni Robredo for Saying that River Dredging Project in Bicol is Prone to Corruption


Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol burned down the Vice President of the Philippines, VP Leni Robredo for her statement against the plans of the Duterte admin to conduct a river dredging project in Bicol. Sec. Piñol even dubbed VP Leni as "Makitid ang Utak."


During the January 6 episode of VP Leni's weekly radio show "BiSerbisyong Leni," she told her listeners that a river dredging project is an easy way to corrupt public funds because it's hard to find if the project like that, is finished or not.



"Iyong pagpalalim ng… Hindi mo nakikita kasi nasa ilalim siya ng tubig," she said on her “Biserbisyong Leni” show over RMN.

The statement of VP Leni reached the office of the Agriculture Department headed by Sec. Manny Piñol didn’t like the short explanation of Robredo, saying that the Vice President only showed that she’s negative instead of thinking about the many benefits of the river dredging project.

The veteran agriculturist and former Governor described the Vice President as "narrow-minded" for not willing to take the risk for the benefits of the people.

“The dredging of the rivers, I told President Duterte, would open up hundreds of thousands of rich and fertile areas to agriculture with the added benefit of excavating peat soil from the river beds which could be used to enrich the soil in the nearby farms. Vice President Robredo’s reaction, however, left me dumbfounded and wondering what other options should be considered," Pinol said in his post.



"By giving more weight on the possibility of corruption instead of the benefits that the dredging of the rivers will bring, Vice President Robredo has exposed a narrow-minded perspective of how government should work and operate," he added.

The Agriculture Secretary also said that the funds in the project would not be corrupted if the people that would handle it are not corrupt people.

"The fear of corruption, however, should not tie our hands and prevent us from taking risks as government servants. If this is the kind of mindset, our officials in government have, we will never be able to do anything or accomplish projects which would benefit our people." the Agriculture head said.

"So, the rivers should not be dredged because there could be corruption? The only other option is just to allow the floods to destroy crops and lives every year. If that is the mindset, let us just dismantle government so that there will be no corruption at all." he added.



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Sec. Piñol Burns VP Leni Robredo for Saying that River Dredging Project in Bicol is Prone to Corruption Sec. Piñol Burns VP Leni Robredo for Saying that River Dredging Project in Bicol is Prone to Corruption Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 1/10/2019 Rating: 5

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