Palace not bothered over graft raps against Diokno

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MALACAÑANG doesn’t seem to worry much over graft charges dragging Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno into a P1.75 billion contract for the rollout of the national ID system.

In a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Malacañang stands by Diokno whom he aptly described as a man of integrity.

“Naninindigan po tayo sa integridad ni Governor Diokno,” Roque said, adding that the BSP chief would be able to shed light on the issue.

“At alam naman natin na karapatan ng kahit sino ang magsampa ng kaso. Pero kampante po kami at nagtitiwala na magbibigay-linaw po si Governor Diokno sa issue na ito,” Roque briefly quipped.

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