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    Friday, May 19, 2017

    LOOK: Then and now, who is Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas?

    Rodolfo "Rudy" Castro Fariñas, Sr. is the current Majority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives  and is representing the First District of Ilocos Norte. He has been one of the major proponents behind the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona last December 12, 2011.

    Fariñas who pioneered the complaint for impeachment against Corona is believed to be a loyal subject and supporter of the previous Aquino administration. This is supplemented by a controversial photo posted online which shows Fariñas having a vacation abroad together with some political personalities like Senator Franklin Drilon and Lito Lapid. 

    Allegations also arise regarding Fariñas’ involvement to some monetary scams and controversies faced the previous administration.

    These includes the very controversial Pork Barrel Scam and the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP by Aquino. Fariñas was believed to be one of the beneficiaries of the pork barrel together with a long list of government officials and politicians. Moreover, he is believed to be an illegal recipient of the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. Either way, Fariñas was not held guilty for such allegations.

    Comes with the succession of the Duterte administration, Fariñas loyalty to the previous administration seems to have faltered. Photos have proliferated online showing Fariñas’ big smiles together with President Rodrigo Duterte. It appears that Fariñas had now changed allegiance from the former to the new president.

    As a matter of fact, Fariñas had previously countered an impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Partylist Representative Gary Alejano against the current president. Fariñas furthermore, justified the decision of the House of Representatives’ justice panel to reject the impeachment complaint filed by Alejano by stating that Alejano’s accusations against Duterte are not based on concrete grounds but more of hearsays or rumors. 

    What Fariñas had shown through his previous actions, are manifestations of his strong political instinct— an instinct to sustain political power by going for the one who is entitled of supremacy. It was then the former president Noynoy Aquino III. Now it happens to be President Rodrigo Duterte.

    Does Fariñas shamefully revealed his desire to stabilize his present political status by changing allegiance real quick? Well, we couldn't conclude the answers yet.

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