[Press Release] Labor group says, Blue Ribbon sleeping on the job -BMP

Labor group says, Blue Ribbon sleeping on the job

The labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) likewise echoed the worry of some senators that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is receiving less attention by the highly-influential Blue Ribbon Committee.


The BMP claimed that members of blue ribbon committee under the leadership of Senator Teofisto Guingona III seems to be “playing blind, deaf and mute to the clamor of the people to reveal and investigate the DAP” wherein the personalities involved belong to the ruling Liberal Party, including President Noynoy Aquino.

“That is the very point Congress has oversight powers and the Blue Ribbon Committee’s mandate is to scrutinize government personalities, mechanisms and operations for the purpose of enacting laws that will address certain loopholes in the system,” said Gie Relova, Secretary-General of BMP in Metro Manila and Rizal.

“Everyone knows that Senator Guingona is a partymate of the President, even ordinary folks can easily view this prejudice”, favoring members of the Liberal Party in the Executive branch. So why is he acting in this manner? Is Guingona waiting for another million people march, this time in the Senate grounds for him to prioritize the DAP investigation? Then is shall come his way, sooner than he thinks,” Relova warned.

“Let us remind the good senator that he himself is accountable to the tax-paying public not only the President,” Relova concluded.

28 February 2014
Contact person: Gie Relova
Secretary-General, BMP-NCRR

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