In his sworn testimony before the Senate Blue Ribbon committee, former NEDA director-general Romulo Neri said that Chairman Benjamin Abalos told him during a golf game: “Sec, may 200 ka dito” — the nation’s worst doubts are confirmed.
Abalos is politically dead. Nation thanks Neri – for now. He still has to tell the truth about Mrs. Arroyo’s role in the scam.
In the same hearing, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago cannot think of anything good to come out of the ongoing hearing. She said it was “a waste of time” for the Senate and that it was was all just “a squabble over kickbacks”.
Sen. Santiago walked out after her outburst in a fantastic PR maneuver but went back later.