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Bolante faces contempt for evasive answers

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008

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Bolante faces contempt for evasive answers

By Aries C. Rufo, | 11/25/2008 5:29 PM

Former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante is facing contempt and possible detention in the Senate for his “seeming evasiveness” in answering queries on the misuse of the P728-million fertilizer fund.

Blue Ribbon chair Senator Richard Gordon, before suspending today’s hearing, said the committee “will deliberate” whether to cite Bolante in contempt “so he could be confined in Senate premises.” He noted that “a lot of senators were not happy about his seeming evasiveness” in responding to questions on his bank accounts, how he managed the fertilizer fund and his trips abroad.

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