Pres.Duterte to Unmask ACCRALAW Lawyers, Drilon's Former Firm Allegedly Involved in 'Onerous' Water Deals

The tough-talking President of the Republic reiterated his concerned as he is determined to unmask the former company of Sen. Franklin Drilon, the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) firm.

Sen. Franklin Drilon once served as ACCRALAW's senior counsel and he was allegedly involved when the MWSS divided its East and West zones to Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Company of the Ayala Group.

Pres. Duterte was quoted saying "Sabi doon, wala na siya sa ACCRA noong panahon na yon. ACCRA is a law office. But I'm not saying that ACCRA is involved. Hindi ko pa nalaman kung sino yung abogado, sisiliping ko muna talaga kung yun ang ano." Duterte said.

The President also revealed during an interview with the media that Sen. Drilon, one of his staunchest critics, sent a text message to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea denying that he had anything to do with the MWSS privatization.

"He sent a text to Bingbong (Salvador Medialdea). Binasa niya kagabi sa akin. Sabi doon, 'Sabihin mo kay Rody wala na ako sa ACCRA sa panahon na yun'," Pres. Duterte revealed.

Pres. Duterte added further that "They entered into a contract. I do not know who was the lawyer kaya ko binuko si Frank. Tapos may text siya, sabi niya, "You tell Rody I'm not part of it," he added.

The President already warned Sen. Drilon to 'tell the truth' about the alleged irregular water deals.

A few days after the controversial expose of Sen. Drilon regarding the SEA Games cauldron and the successful opening ceremony of the games despite some negative news, Pres. Duterte made an explosive expose about the controversial contract entered by the government with Maynilad and Manila Water owned by Pangilinan and Ayala respectively.

Pres. Duterte has threatened to defy the Singapore arbitration court decision against the Philippine governmenet, ordering the administration of Pres. Duterte to pay P3.4 billion to Maynilad and P7.4 billion to Manila Water for government's refusal to increase water rates.

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