Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday alleged that senator-judges who voted to convict former Chief Justice Renato Corona received an additional P50 million in their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
Estrada said they were informed of the additional funds through a “private and confidential letter,” which he brought with him during his privilege speech.
“Ang tanong lang ho: saan nanggaling ang pondo? Saan galing ang pondo na pinamigay sa mga senador? Sigurado ako alam ni [Budget] Secretary [Butch] Abad ang sagot sa tanong na ito. At sigurado din ako na hindi unilateral decision ni Senate President Franklin Drilon na mamimigay ng P50 million,” he said. -- News Now, ANC, September 25, 2013