- Alfred Vargas was among the representatives mentioned by President Duterte to be included in his list of corrupt officials
- The congressman released a statement defending himself from the allegation
- He said that he is willing to submit himself to an investigation in order to clear his name
- According to the actor-politician, his intention in public service is pure and his record is blameless
Alfred Vargas released a statement defending himself from the corruption allegation that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte involved him in.
Following the president’s disclosure of the list of politicians alleged to be involved in the issue of corruption, Congressman Alfred Vargas defended himself as being one of those mentioned.
According to an article from PEP, the Quezon City 5th District Representative released a statement about the controversy. He stated that Pres. Duterte himself mentioned that no solid evidence has been found and having been mentioned in the list does not necessarily mean those names are already guilty.
“The President himself stated ‘there is no solid evidence’ and ‘mentioning of names is not an indictment.’ I am certain that I will be cleared,” he said.
The actor-politician also said that he is willing to cooperate in an investigation just to clear his name.
Having been a public servant for twelve years, Vargas also emphasized that his intention in serving is pure.
The congressman also believes that his political detractors are behind the issue. He said that it seems like the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission or PACC has been misinformed.
“Mukha pong napadalhan ang PACC ng maling inpormasyon ng mga nakakalaban natin sa pulitika,”
Aside from Vargas, there are other representatives who have been mentioned in the PACC list.
Alfred Vargas is a Filipino actor and model who has turned into a politician. His political journey began when he was elected as a councilor for the 2nd District of Quezon City in 2010. Then, since 2013, he has been serving as the representative for the newly established 5th District of Quezon City.
However, Alfred was not only included in Pres. Duterte’s list of corrupt lawmakers. He faces another misfortune as his entry to the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival, the film “Tagpuan”, did not do well. It can be remembered that Paulo Avelino’s “Fan Girl” dominated this year’s MMFF entries.
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