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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Mike Suarez
FORMER SENATOR JOVITO R. Salonga said yesterday the dissipation of P35 billion in funds seized by the government from deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos Swiss bank deposits was part of the reason President Macapagal-Arroyo could not tell the whole truth about the Hello Garci election fraud scandal.
In an Open Letter to the President, Salonga said he was dismayed by Budget Secretary Romulo Neris admission at a Senate hearing last November that only P8 billion of the money remained, and that the biggest withdrawal and disbursement took place immediately prior to and after the May 2004 presidential …