Big fan of both of these women. Upright people should not stand alone, We cannot let Comm Mendoza feel she is fighting alone.
Miriam wants 24-hr security for Heidi Mendoza
Posted at 10/03/2014 5:06 PM | Updated as of 10/03/2014 5:06 PM
MANILA – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago is asking for 24-hour police protection to Commission on Audit Commissioner (COA) Heidi Mendoza after she revealed receiving threats and harassment for testifying in the Senate investigation on the alleged overprice of the Makati City Hall building 2 and other anomalies.
In a statement, Santiago said she sent a letter to Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas to provide security for Mendoza.
She is also set to file a resolution that calls for heightened and fully-armed, 24-hour VIP police protection in favor of Mendoza, after she testified in the subcommittee hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee last October 2.
“If we let this pass, no other significant witness will be willing to testify in any congressional hearing because of fear. Let’s put our boots on the ground and stomp out fear sown by hooligans,” Santiago said.