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Join the AFP, be a multi-millionaire EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 01/29/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Join the AFP, be a multi-millionaire

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01/29/2011
Now it really is out: Military chiefs not only get millions as “welcome” gifts then millions more in send-off gifts, but also close to P500 million, or half a billion yearly — at their disposal and all taken from taxpayers’ money which has never been intended to be pocketed by the military brass.

It was divulged during the Senate hearing yesterday that Angie Reyes, while he was chief of staff, got a welcome gift of P10 million, along with a P50 million pabaon, plus of course the P500 million yearly, plus definitely a lot more. And it is not just the military honcho who makes millions. Down the line of military officers, millions more are pocketed.

Recall that Reyes’ wife and the wife of his then comptroller, Jacinto Ligot, always took trips abroad together, no doubt to stash the cash — which has already been converted to dollars.

Think of all those bloated military contracts in the billions. There is always more money to be made..... MORE

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