MANILA, Philippines – Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile, Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada once again ignored mounting calls for them to step down following an online petition initiated last month by #ScrapPorkNetwork, the same group behind the Million People March in Luneta in September last year.
The petition was published on an advocacy website Change.org and is slowly gathering support from netizens with over 12,000 signatures, so far. It calls for the resignation of Enrile, Estrada and Revilla for their alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel scam masterminded by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.
Senate Majority Leader, Alan Peter Cayetano, also joined those who are calling for the three lawmakers’ resignation from the Senate, describing his colleagues ‘garapal’ (shameless) and ‘makapal’ [ang mukha] or thick-faced. (Click here to read more)