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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Rich officials, poor country

04:00 AM August 14, 2020

The report of the Commission on Audit regarding the multimillions in emoluments received by high government officials for their “public service” in 2019 alone is shocking (“Calida is 2nd highest-paid government official,” 7/30/20).

Most likely, it was not only for that year but for countless years before, and continuing to this very day notwithstanding the economic devastation brought about by COVID-19.

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How in the world are people in “public service” able to get away with their looting of the national treasury of a Third World country that is constantly coping, and barely, with the problem of making both ends meet? Granting it is all “legal,” is it moral? Even an idiot knows how immoral it is.

Kaya hindi umaasenso ang bayan. Those entrusted with the public trust are not using taxpayer money for public service, but for “self-service.”

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Nimfa Rina Ricafort,
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