Drilon: Senate won’t collapse due to pork scam-A A +A
Thursday, May 15, 2014
SENATE President Franklin Drilon is confident with the integrity of the Senate as an institution, adding that the suspected senators in the pork barrel scam are not the whole Senate.
Drilon defended the integrity of the Senate and contrary to the claim of former senator Panfilo Lacson that the Senate will soon collapse due to the pork barrel scam, “the Senate will emerge stronger and more credible before the Filipinos once we are able to ferret out the truth behind the controversy.”
Drilon said the country is a government of laws and not a government of men or individuals trying to shake the core of governance. The allegations of fund misuse are up against individuals whether he is a senator or congressmen and not against Congress as an institution, the Senate chief said.
Putting full trust on the Sandiganbayan to determine the guilt or innocence of accused lawmakers, he said that Congress will be able to regain the trust and respect of the people once the truth is in the open.
Elected and appointed officials come and go and may destroy the politicians but Congress will stay as an institution, Drilon said.