Jardin says people who want his post may be behind woman who accused him of receiving bribe money

(Eagle News)—Suspended Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board executive director Samuel Jardin  said some people who want his post may be behind the woman who hurled bribe allegations against him.

In an interview over ANC, Jardin did not, however, say who exactly may be behind Michele Sapangila, who alleged she saw Jardin receive a part of the P4.6 million intended for him in exchange for the issuance of a Route Measured Capacity (RMC) certificate, a requirement for transport franchises.

She said the remaining money was received by a Madame Lolit, an alleged middleperson.

Jardin, who has been suspended for 90 days pending a probe into Sapangila’s allegations, added in the first place, it was also the Department of Transportation that specifies the routes to be taken by operators.

“May naririnig akong ganyang balita..There maybe people behind her who are seeking to destroy my name,” he said.