Will Aquino ally quit?


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DELICADEZA. Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma says delicadeza is an individual decision. File photo by Arcel Cometa/Rappler.com

Customs chief Rosanno Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon has become the first party mate of President Benigno Aquino III to be included in a batch of complaints filed by the justice department before the Ombudsman in relation to the pork barrel scam. The department is accusing him of spending his pork barrel on a non-governmental organization associated with alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, when he was still congressman of Muntinlupa. The President is scheduled to meet with Biazon this week on the matter, but Biazon himself has remained mum on whether he would quit or not. A member of the ruling Liberal Party, Biazon ran – but lost – for senator in the 2010 elections that Aquino won as president. He offered to quit in July after the President lambasted his agency for corruption and incompetence.

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