Coming at the heels of the reports scrutinizing the President’s assets and liabilities comes reporters zeroing in on the properties of the President’s sons. The other day, Vera Files broke an investigative story on Arroyo sons acquire U.S. homes, businesses after election to Congress. The report focused on two properties, each owned by one of the President’s sons.
The first is a property on Park Street in Foster City belonging to Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo and his wife:
And if you go to Google Street View (which began in 2007, a year after the Pampanga Representative acquired his property; therefore any photo published by Google was taken after the property was already in the hands of Rep. Arroyo) you will see this (click here for a larger view):
Potentially, that’s a Mercedes SL550R in the garage and a Mercedes R350 parked outside. With a Ford pickup truck disgorging or loading something into the garage at the time Google took its picture. Proof of habitation or just a visit?
The second item in the Ver Files story is a property on California Street, in San Francisco, belonging to Rep. Diosdado Arroyo and his wife:
Scrutiny of this property has only begun, and is more difficult because it’s an apartment.
As far as both properties go, while questions have been raised, the Arroyo sons can say they have, at least, declared the properties. What might truly be explosive is if there are other properties, but that would require possibly having to pierce various corporate veils. But the press smells blood.
Reporters will probably be tracking down Premier Financing, which facilitated the purchase of a few properties here. Premier Investments,a real estate brokerage firm (property sales, mortgages, etc.) run by a certain Anthony J. Arroyo and wife Maybelline, who supposedly meets the President and family when they’re in the USA, will be a firm reporters will look into, too.