VICE President Jejomar Binay’s camp on Friday slammed lawyer Renato Bondal for reportedly using flawed logic and fuzzy math once again in alleging that the Makati Science High School is overpriced.
Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesperson said Bondal conveniently overlooked the fact that the total construction cost includes the cost of the school’s foundation, finishing and facilities.
“If we go by his fuzzy math, then all public school buildings are overpriced,” Salgado said.
He added that Bondal had earlier cited data from the National Statistics Office (NSO) in claiming that Makati City Hall Building 2 was overpriced, even if the NSO itself clarified that the data is based on building permit applications and not actual construction costs.
“Remember this is the same person who has perjured himself before the Senate. Mr. Bondal claimed that the birthday cakes given by Makati to senior citizens were overpriced at P1,000, only to admit later that the amount was just a ‘guess’,” Salgado said.
“His claim of overpricing in Makati Building 2 and Makati Science High School falls into the same category. It’s guesswork or ‘hula-hula’ that won’t pass scrutiny in a court of law but is being encouraged by the Senate,” he added.
The Vice President’s spokesperson further said that all Makati projects comply with the process required by law and undergo audit by the Commission on Audit (COA).
“Both Building 2 and Makati Science have passed COA review. If Mr. Bondal and the Senate are confident in their latest allegations, then they should file a case before the courts,” he said.
Salgado also hit former Makati City bids and award committee head Mario Hechanova for continuing to drag the name of former city engineer Nelson Morales in making false testimonies before the senate.
“The family and relatives of former city engineer Nelson Morales are still grieving from his tragic death and Mr. Hechanova should spare them the agony of hearing the name of their lost kin being besmirched,” Salgado said.