The word war between Sen. Bong Revilla Jr and Interior and Local Government Sec. Manuel Roxas II worsened.
On Tuesday, Revilla sought the resignation from office of Roxas, his former colleague at the Senate.
Revilla turned the tables on Roxas as he highlighted instances when President Aquino’s top ally exhibited dismal performance of his duties.
Revilla said that Roxas should resign due to the latter’s apparent failure to address rising incidents of crime in the country.
As secretary of the DILG, Roxas has authority over the Philippine National Police.
The actor-senator pities the senator for being involved in the pork barrel controversy.
Revilla insinuated last week that Malacañang and Roxas could be behind former Technology Resource Center director general Dennis Cunanan’s decision to come out and pin down Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Revilla in the pork barrel scam.
He referred to Roxas as ‘Boy Pick Up’ in his a privilege speech.
Revilla revealed how Roxas picked him up and brought him to a breakfast meeting with President Aquino at his official residence in Malacañang.
This was during the height of the impeachment trial against former chief justice Renato Corona in 2012.
Revilla said ‘Boy Pick Up’ may have picked up Cunanan to testify against him.
According to Cunanan, Revilla and Estrada had both verified their signatures in documents that showed the two lawmakers had chosen non-government organization (NGOs) linked with alleged pork barrel scam operator Janet Lim Napoles.
Revilla slammed Roxas over his failure to address major concerns in the area of peace and order.
Revilla also accused the secretary of diverting the public attention from the backlash of Roxas’ apparent disappointing performance in the aftermath of the Yolanda typhoon last year.
He also scored Roxas’ apparent inefficiency as former secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication for failing to address the problems on vehicle registration, lack of registration stickers, and proliferation of colorum vehicles.
Revilla said the recent incidents are a slap on Roxas’ face as interior and local government secretary.
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