Duterte’s rants push Senate panel to dig deeper into Pharmally’s ‘connections’


“If he [Duterte] has nothing to hide, he won’t be hitting us like that. I can’t understand why. And if you continue to struggle, that may mean you’re hiding something,” Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the blue ribbon panel said in Filipino in an interview on Tuesday.

“And the more we will investigate because we will look for who really was the connection of these people. A P625,000 corporation can’t do such a big deal and get [nearly] P8.7 billion. It’s really puzzling as it has no track record,” he continued.

The Senate blue ribbon committee is currently investigating the procurement of allegedly “overpriced” personal protective equipment, face masks, and face shields made by the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (DBM-PS) on behalf of the Department of Health in 2020.

At the center of the probe is Pharmally, which bagged government…

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