Sharon Cuneta ready to give away P10 million to prove husband's innocence

·Kim Arveen Patria
Sharon Cuneta ready to give away P10 million to prove husband's innocence

Anyone who can prove that ex-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan pocketed some of his government funds for his own gain may claim P10 million from his wife, Sharon Cuneta.
 
“Hindi kami magnanakaw!” the actress said in her Twitter account, as she defended her former Senator-husband from Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s tirades in a privilege speech Wednesday.
 
“If anyone reading this can prove to me that my husband has stolen any amount from his PDAF in his 12 years as senator, I will give you P10 million in cash,” she said.
 
She would also leave her husband, Cuneta added, highlighting how confident she is that Pangilinan used his Priority Development Assistance Fund legitimately.
 
Estrada, one of the senators facing plunder charges for the controversial pork barrel scam, named Pangilinan as one of the lawmakers seemingly insulated from the scandal.
 
Pangilinan—along with Senators Manny Villar, Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Alan Peter Cayetano—also had questionable pork transactions, Estrada said.
 
Addressing President Benigno Aquino III, Estrada added: “Bakit hindi nababanggit ang pangalan ng iba pang opisyal? Dahil po ba sila ay kaalyado ninyo?”
 
Cuneta had this to say on Twitter: “Mag-ingat tayo ng lahat sa pagsali sa malinis na pangalan ng iba para malihis asa totoong issue!”
 
Checking the veracity of Estrada’s claims is “not as hard as people think,” Cuneta said, noting that they can go to the organizations who got Pangilinan’s funds.
 
“Ask the barangay captains… and kung sino-sino pa ang nabigyan,” she said.
 
She added that whatever wealth they are enjoying now is product of her hard work.

“Hindi dahil himalang yumaman kami nang naging senador ang asawa ko,” Cuneta said.
 
“Dahan-dahan lang,” she added. “Dapat mag-umpisa nang maglabasan ang totoo ngayon.”
 
Saying that not all politicians are the same, Cuneta said she and her husband cannot stomach to “feed their children using money that is not their own.”

“Kasi di kami nagnakaw eh! Eh di sana may bahay na rin ako sa New York at Paris! Tsk tsk tsk…” the actress said further.

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