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Military probing itself? FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Military probing itself?

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/30/2011
With the big scandal of a P500-million slush fund and arrival and departure cash gifts in the tens of millions for a military chief of staff, there went the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) leadership, saying that a probe into this practice of payola will be investigated, claiming that under the new President and Commander in Chief, this is not happening today.
Not happening, my eye! This practice has been ongoing for decades, with everyone taking a bite out of the “slush fund” which is getting bigger and bigger yearly, just as the military budget gets bigger and bigger every year.

The AFP under the Noynoy Aquino regime is certainly not going to come clean with the public and admitting that the payola practice and “tradition” continues to this day.

But the military leadership claims the finance section of the AFP has been broken up and reorganized and that it will still conduct a probe, because as claimed, the military is now a “transparent” and “honest” AFP.
That’s a laugh and if anybody believes that line, he must still believe in fairly tales..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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