was delivered. Petitioner refused to answer this question, hence the Committee cited him in contempt for contumacious acts and ordered his commitment to the custody of the Sergeant at-arms of the Philippines Senate and imprisoned in the new Bilibid Prison he reveals to the Senate or to the Special Committee the name of the person who received the P440,000 and to answer questions pertinent thereto. It turned out that the Government did not have to pay a single centavo for the Tambobong Estate as it was already practically owned by virtue of a deed of sale from the Philippine Trust Company and by virtue of the recession of the contract through which Ernest H. Burt had an interest in the estate. ( An intriguing question which the committee sought to resolve was that involved in the apparent irregularity of the Government's paying to Burt the total sum of P1,500,000 for his alleged interest of only P20,000 in the two estates, which he seemed to have forfeited anyway long before October, 1949.) The committee sought to determine who were
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