In some cases, there may be an eyewitness to a crime who can testify directly on what happened at the crime scene. Usually however, the crime is committed in a dark place so the person committing the crime may not be easily identified.
The “issue” or “controversy” over government rice importations should simply be a Presidential decision or part of government policy. But weeks after President Duterte made the decision, it would “seem as if” there was a brewing controversy where the National Food Administration (NFA) and not President Duterte is being made to appear like the big bad wolf or criminal in government.
The Kadamay takeover of long unoccupied NHA housing units in Pandi, Bulacan is an eye opener. In the midst of the outcry about the anarchy of the takeover, let us not forget the problem at the bottom of it all: corruption and ineptness at the NHA.
The President’s inclusive growth and development stragey called “DuterteNomics”which is anchored on an ambitious infrastructure buildup becomes a lot easier with the help of private businesses which put in billions of pesos in new infrastructure projects despite problems caused by some government agencies which do not seem to sing the same tune as the President.