Retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa, a military budget officer from 2000 to 2002, said he used to hand out shopping money whenever the wife of Reyes traveled in the country and abroad. He said airfare and payment for accommodations were shouldered by the Office of the Chief of Staff.
“The money coming from me was only for shopping,” Rabusa told senators, recalling that he once gave the generals’ wives $10,000 in pocket money
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives justice committee may investigate the mistresses of allegedly corrupt military officials as part of their probe into military corruption and the Garcia plea bargaining deal.
House Justice Committee chairman Neil Tupas Jr. said as of now, only the generals are invited to Tuesday’s hearing. He said if there is another hearing, the mistresses may be taken up next.
Tupas said he received text messages indicating that it is not the legal wives, but the mistresses who have ostentatious lifestyles.