Manila Bulletin writer wants Teddy Casiño hold accountable in light of COA report he received P169-M PDAF from 2011-2013?

Uh-oh! It seems Teddy Casiño needs to hire a very good lawyer, in case an anti-graft crusader wants to hold the activist leader accountable for the PDAF funds he received when he was the Bayan Muna Representative from 2011-2013.

While radio host Mark Lopez was contented in exposing Teddy Casiño’s hypocrisy in a Facebook post published just today, Krizette Chu picked up where Lopez left off and suggested holding Casino accountable for the PDAF funds amounting to P169-M he received during the PNoy administration.

If you asked whether Casiño can still be held liable for something that happened in 2013 and he was already out in government, Krizette said this is not a problem.

According to a Cabinet Secretary she talked to recently, there is a one case involving an unliquidated amount that happened 25 years ago which COA which is looking into right now.

As a taxpayer, Krizette says she has the right to ask how he could afford to send his kids to very expensive exclusive schools, how his kids travel abroad, how he affords a Mac, and how based on many reports all over social media, of his burgis lifestyle.

You may read Krizette Chu’s full FB post below.

THE BOTTOMLINE: ACCOUNTABILITY

The difference between me and Teddy Casino is that he got paid with our taxes FOR YEARS and got PDAF in millions as a partylist representative, and so he is accountable to us.

That is why people who have held government positions and jobs can still be investigated 25 years for graft and corruption after they’re gone from their positions. In fact, I believe as shared to me by one cabinet secretary last month, that there is one such case happening right now, of an unliquidated amount that’s got the COA investigating someone from 25 years back.

And so, apart from calling out his hypocritical stance, one that has endangered the lives of many impressionable children and has broken the hearts of many mothers while he pays lip service to the ideals that he espouses, he has to be made accountable.

As the Senate investigations reveal even more heartbreaking stories from mothers and former rebels, while Teddy releases statements encouraging children that has Major General Antonio Parlade of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) especially mentioning Casino for justifying the recruitment of minors to boost their ranks, we the people have the duty to help this government. It is our duty to protect our minors.

As a taxpayer and as mothers and fathers, it is OUR RIGHT to ask how he could afford to send his kids to very expensive exclusive schools, how his kids travel abroad, how he affords a Mac, and how based on many reports all over social media, of his burgis lifestyle.

There is a reason he is asked, and that is because he is accountable to us. If he did not join public service, then he would not be asked. If he was a regular activist who did not benefit from our taxes, I could care less if he was a rich, poor, or middle class activist.

Once you throw your hat into the public arena, you are accountable. Once you get money from the public and our taxes, you are accountable.

You are accountable for the life of every child you encourage to fight the government, and you are accountable for every peso you spent, and you are accountable to taxpayers who ask you questions and you are not supposed to aggressively ATTACK and THREATEN them when they do.

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