‘Di yan ang turo sa kadete: Ping disturbed over PMAers linked to BOC corruption
Sen. Panfilo Lacson is disturbed over the linking of several fellow Philippine Military Academy alumni to corruption at the Bureau of Customs.
Lacson, a member of PMA Class 1971, said Wednesday such reported links are placing PMA alumni, whether graduates or not, “on the spot.”
“I can speak on behalf of all PMAers out there. Ito malaking bagay sa amin ito kasi apat na taon namin binuno ang honor system. Ito naman parang nexus namin, ang bond ng bawa’t cavalier sa isa’t isa. Pag ito nava-violate lalo sa paraang narinig natin na medyo talamak talagang nakakapanlambot,” he said in an interview on DZMM radio.
During recent Senate hearings on the subject, resource persons linked one Jojo Bacud to the corruption at the BOC.
Records showed Bacud was to be a member of the PMA Class 1985 though he did not graduate.
Lacson said it is time the PMA Alumni Association (PMAAA) meet on the subject and determine what action to take.
“I think ang PMAAA dapat pag-meeting-an ito at magsagawa ng kaukulang aksyon, ano ba ang dapat, looking forward ang dapat gawin ng PMAAA na effort para sa ganoon naman hindi laging napaguusapan panakanaka ang aming cavaliers na nasasangkot sa malawakang corruption,” he said.