Financing conglomerate exec asks:
WHILE big-time financiers have closed the tap for trailing presidential bet Leni Robredo, there are still others who donate funds for her campaign.
However, a financing conglomerate executive questioned where these funds go as he disclosed that prior to one of her rallies in Metro Manila last month, Robredo, along with Sonny Trillanes and Bam Aquino, met with the higher-ups of his company, which is composed of several financing companies.
“Nakipag-meeting sila sa mga boss namin. Nagkaroon ng negotiation na hindi na nila hihingian ng pondo ang grupo namin pero ipapadala namin lahat ng empleyado namin sa rally nila at kami ang sasagot sa sweldo nila sa araw ng rally at additional P500 per employee,” he said.
However, despite the negotiation, the conglomerate officials still gave campaign funds which was allegedly handed over to Aquino while they were still in the said office.
The executive disclosed that while he could not confirm the amount given, when they supported a senatorial candidate in 2016, the company gave her P200,000 to P300,000 so the amount given to Robredo would be higher since she is running for president.
“Noong 2016 na sinuportahan namin ‘yung isang tumatakbong senador ang binigay sa kanya nasa P200k to P300k. Alangan namang ganun lang bibigay kay Leni e presidente tinatatakbuhan niya. Tantiya ko nasa P1-million ‘yung nasa loob ng envelope na inabot kay Bam Aquino,” he disclosed.
The source said he is not questioning the act of donating since their company’s officials are Robredo supporters.
Meanwhile, contractors in Samar were also complaining about being forced to cough up P60,000 for Robredo’s campaign if they wanted their project billings to be processed.
“’Yung mga contractors dito, lalo na ‘yung mga hindi Leni supporter, ay nagagalit kasi sapilitan silang hiningian ng P60,000 para sa pagpunta ni Leni dito noong March. Pag hindi sila nagbigay, hindi babayaran ‘yung mga sinisingil nilang billing sa capitol,” a barangay councilor disclosed.
“Nagrereklamo sila dahil, bukod sa P60,000 na hiningi sa kanila para daw sa expenses nina Leni dito sa Samar, sapilitan ding ginamit ang mga truck nila para panghakot ng mga taong dadalhin sa rally. Pati gas, kailangang sagutin din ng contractor,” he added.