Following is the statement of Camarines Sur 1st District Rep. Rolando Andaya, Jr., House Majority Floor Leader on the latest anti-graft charge filed against him.
This is part of an ongoing hatchet job against me connected with my desire to run for the governorship of Camarines Sur.
It is an expensive demolition job being waged at all fronts, especially in social media, but with a common thread running through all of them: lies.
In a bid to keep their stranglehold on the province, my enemies are resorting to tactics most foul, because the most recent surveys show that I will beat their candidate, despite the private and public resources at their disposal.
This harassment suit would not have prospered if I did not heed the clamor of my provincemates to lead them in changing the bad way the province has been governed for years.
I do not expect the masterminds behind this complaint to get my side but I expect Mr. Belgica, as a government official, to have asked for my side, and I would have gladly provided him with the facts.
Unfortunately, he miserably failed in this one elementary aspect, and opted to chase publicity. This stunt leads me to conclude that he has been a clueless victim of a prank, or a party of an ongoing hatchet job against me.
That of the thousands of officials, it was done to me, and two days before the start of the filing of the candidacy at that, smacks of a contracted demolition job.
If Mr. Belgica wants to be impartial and fair, I would suggest that he conducts the same investigation into the SALN of my political opponents.