Chiz to Ping: Name uncooperative PNoy men

Posted at 05/08/14 4:23 PM

MANILA - Senator Chiz Escudero urged rehabilitation czar Ping Lacson to name the two Cabinet secretaries who he said have been uncooperative in the rehabilitation of areas affected by typhoon "Yolanda."

"Eto na naman tayo e. Sana pangalan na lang niya ang secretary at 'pag nag-attend siya rito, hihilingin namin pangalanan niya 'yung dalawang sekretarya nang masingil. Mahirap na naman maghulaan tayo. At least, mas maikli-ikling listahan ito, dalawa lang, hindi 16," referring to the still undisclosed list of alleged senators involved in the pork barrel scam.

Lacson earlier said two Cabinet members are causing him frustration in his work to rehabilitate areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.

However, Lacson refused to divulge the names of the Cabinet members who have allegedly been uncooperative.

He even backed off when asked if one of the Cabinet members he is alluding to is connected to local governments.

Lacson made the revelation in a press conference in Malacanang along with Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman and Trade Undersecretary Zeny Maglaya. Both were seen nodding as Lacson vented his frustrations.

Lacson said part of the frustration is also the lack of an implementing power for his office. He said he is a mere coordinator of the work of other agencies.

He said he has not yet elevated the matter to President Aquino, but indicated he may do so soon.