Mess at the Games


If former president Fidel V. Ramos had his centennial mess, some people think that Mr. Rodrigo Roa Duterte will have his own, this time, the Southeast Asian Games.

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon actually gave those people reportedly involved in this soon-to-be monumental scandal (because people say this involves humongous amounts of money) a clue of how people outside these organizations involved in the SEAGames know their illicit activities–he exposed that 50 million peso “kawa” anomaly this early.

This, a source told, is just a tip of an iceberg. The amounts involved in the Centennial celebrations of which dragged the names of Ramos and even Vice President Salvador Laurel, a source say, may actually pale in comparison with these.

That explains why several people within these organizations are trying to create scenarios to divert public attention and hide these anomalous transactions.

There are those people who accuse Presidential Adviser on Flagship projects Vince Dizon, while others point to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and even Senator Bong Go. Curiously, even the name of Senator Tolentino is being dragged into this.

Insiders say that this is practically the reason why these people are occupying their present positions, alluding to a conspiracy, which, we, at, seriously doubt.  If at all, there is this brewing scandal waiting to explode after the SEAGames, this may be the first biggest graft scandal which the Senate and the House will try to present to the public on the first quarter of next year.

One of us told me that graft has been happening in the sports industry since time immemorial. I believe them.

One of my friends heads a sports association and he has been complaining of the serious graft happening not just in their sport, but in other associations as well. Sports has already been tainted by graft and worse, exploited especially during previous administrations by people who project themselves as nationalists, only to be exposed as cash scheming leeches later.


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