Statement of Senator Risa Hontiveros on Ms. Mago's Statement During HOR hearing
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Let us remember that Ms. Mago was under oath when she was speaking before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing. Questions were only directed to her and she, in fact, answered forthrightly. Kung mayroon mang nagpe-pressure sa kanya, yan siguro ay isang napakamakapangyarihang pwersa para lang bawiin ang kanyang mga naunang sinabi sa amin. By all means, balikan natin ang Senate transcript at ang video ng hearing.
Una, inamin ni Ms. Mago na pinapalitan nila ang production year cerificates. She even said, “that’s something I cannot deny.” Itinuro pa nga nya si Mohit Dargani, saying she was “only following instructions”. Ikalawa, nung tinanong sya if Pharmally is “swindling government,” she said, and I quote, “I believe so.” Pressured response? It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie. Ngunit naniniwala akong lalabas at lalabas ang katotohanan. Sana lang, sa huli, manaig ang kanyang konsensya.