MANILA - Malacañang has refused to comment on Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago's criticism that a proposal by former senator Panfilo Lacson to create a new “super anticrime agency" is unconstitutional.
In a text message, Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said it would be premature to comment on Santiago's statement since the Palace is still studying the proposal.
Santiago earlier said she was scandalized that Lacson, a nonlawyer, drafted a proposed executive order to be signed by President Aquino, naming Lacson as head of the Presidential Commission Against Corruption.
"His plan is laughable and ridiculous. It is unconstitutional, illegal, immoral, and egotistic. It is amazing that the former senator can be so brazen as to propose a plan that violates existing standards of law and ethics,” Santiago said.
Radio dzMM, July 17, 2013