Jul 29, 2020 @ 20:48
Lusot ang ACCRALaw: Duterte ain’t going after abogados who crafted Maynilad, Manila Water contracts – Roque
President Rodrigo Duterte is not interested in going after the ACCRALaw abogados who crafted the plunder-worthy concession agreements of Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Co. in 1997.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte was just interested in knowing the role of Senator Frank Drilon, ACCRALaw managing partner, in crafting the contract when he was still part of the Ramos Administration (he was Justice Secretary before he won a seat in the Senate in 1995).
“Ang impormasyon siguro po ng Presidente, ang abogado ng dalawang concessionaires, noong pumasok sila sa kontratang ito ay ACCRA. Hindi naman po siguro hahabulin ang mga abogado dahil abogado lang sila,” said Roque in a briefing.
ACCRALaw’s Eusebio V. Tan was the lead adviser of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s (MWSS) privatization plan.
“Pero ang punto ng Presidente, nais niyang malaman kung mayroon ngang papel na ginawa po si Senator Drilon dito sa pagpasok sa mga kontrata na alam niya at sigurado po ang Presidente na hindi po sa interes ng taumbayang Pilipino,” he added.
Duterte blasted Drilon in the opening and closing of his fifth State of the Nation Address for allegedly having a hand in the water concession contracts that he claimed were grossly disadvantageous to the government.