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Majority of Pinoys think Senate ‘pork’ probe unfair — Pulse Asia

Posted On 2014 Aug 18
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Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (center) arrives at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, July 11, to attend his arraignment on graft and plunder charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. He faces one count of plunder and 15 counts of graft. (MNS photo)

Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (center) arrives at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on Friday, July 11, to attend his arraignment on graft and plunder charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam. He faces one count of plunder and 15 counts of graft. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Majority of Filipinos think the Senate’s investigation on the alleged pork barrel scam was unfair and spared administration allies, a Pulse Asia survey showed.

The survey – conducted from June 24 to July 2, 2014 and whose results were released Thursday – showed that a little over half (53 percent) of the 1,200 respondents said the Senate only investigated and charged opposition members in connection with alleged anomaly.

Senators Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are currently detained while facing plunder and graft cases in connection with the alleged P10-billion anomaly said to be orchestrated by trader Janet Lim-Napoles.

Meanwhile, a big majority of the respondents are convinced that the people being linked to the supposed scam are involved, although respondents were split on how many of them were indeed guilty.

Thirty-four percent of the survey respondents said some of the names being linked to the anomaly were “believably involved” in the scam, and that 30 percent said most of those accused participated in government fund misuse.

Nineteen percent, meanwhile, said all of the names were involved in the alleged scam, while only four percent believed they were innocent. (MNS)

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