Statement of the Cabinet: Demand proof from accusers, Cabinet tells Senators
Malacanang, Manila, 25 October
The Cabinet is outraged over Joey de Venecia's bald attempt to involve Secretary (Romulo) Neri in a false testimony about the President. This is what happens when lawmakers and media allow claims to be publicized without any kind of corroborating evidence being demanded.
The Senate is now the favorite venue for broadcasting accusations without presenting any basis. Too often people are maligned, and instead of the accusers being asked to prove their charges, it is the accused who are hailed to issue denials and demonstrate their innocence.
In Senate hearings, government agencies are grilled to justify in painstaking detail their actions and decisions. When will the Senate ask the accusers of government to present the basis for their claims? (PIA) [top]