who took a one-month leave of absence from his
department while the NBI
is investigating the expensive vaccines procured by the Department of Health
Ona has since resigned from his post after his leave was extended by Malacañang.
"Secretary Alcala should face a thorough probe by the NBI
being linked to the garlic cartel is a very serious allegation that must be investigated to the fullest," he
Gatchalian noted that this is not the first time that allegations of corruption have been hurled against Alcala with several plunder and graft cases having been filed against him before the Ombudsman but he
managed to keep his
"Secretary Alcala should not wear thin his
friendship and influence with President Aquino.
It's about time that he
insulates the Chief Executive by taking a leave of absence until he
is finally cleared by the NBI
He should do a Secretary Ona," he stressed.