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Solon hits DFA anew, calls for ‘expanded probe’

/ 06:00 PM July 30, 2013

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

MANILA, Philippines – Akbayan Representative Walden Bello on Tuesday criticized the Department of Foreign Affairs for coming up with a list showing the involvement only of staff in a “sex for flight” scheme in the Middle East and called for an expanded investigation.

In a press conference, Bello said he was not satisfied with the actions taken by the DFA.

“In our view (the allegations) are fairly serious. Action of a more significant sort should be taken,” said Bello who received the DFA document identifying 13 people allegedly involved in the scandal, two of who were department staff.

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“The investigation should be expanded to other officials,” Bello said.

Eight officials identified in the document have yet to be investigated by the DFA.

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