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Sinong pinoprotektahan mo? Saguisag dares Isko to name person who tried to bribe him with P5M a day

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Former Senator Rene Saguisag was hardly impressed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno bragging about turning down a bribe offer of P5 million a day in exchange for stopping his plan to flush out illegal vendors in Divisoria.

Three months after Moreno boasted about how he took the high ride, Saguisag wanted Moreno to name the alleged briber.

“Yorme’s duty is to denounce and prosecute, not brag but condone criminality. To me, that was so trapo-ish. Kumita na po ‘yan — such exercise of bragging rights is Jurassic. It seems to me what he should have done was to entrap the briber manqué. Or at the least denounce him or her by name and see what happens.

For Yorme, it ain’t braggin’ if he can back it up. As of today, it is only his self-serving anecdote we have. Kwentong barbero? Who is he protecting?” said Saguisag in his Manila Times column.

“I discern a case of dereliction of duty. Article 208 of the Revised Penal Code punishes any public officer “who, in dereliction of the duties of his office, shall maliciously refrain from instituting prosecution for the punishment of violators of the law, or shall tolerate the commission of the offense,” Saguisag added.