Lawmakers accused of alleged corruption involving infrastructure projects denied claims against them.
In a statement, Quezon 4th District Representative Angelina “Helen” Tan said her inclusion in the list of allegedly corrupt congressmen is “not only malicious but also prejudicial.”
The list was submitted by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and read by President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech aired on December 28.
The President stressed that there is “no hard evidence” against the lawmakers included in the roster.
Tan said, “The recent report released by the [PACC] linking my name in an alleged corruption regarding a botched up project by the Department of Public Works and Highways…is not only derogatory but also prejudicial as it holds no water due to the lack of evidence—a fact which was also pointed out by the President in the same speech to which I am deeply saddened that such allegation exists.”
She insisted that her “conscience is clear.”