Binay ‘pals’ vow to attend Senate probe


ELEVEN individuals who were cited for contempt and ordered arrested by the Senate last week made commitments to attend the inquiry into allegations of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday.

According to Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd, Erlinda Chong, Imee Chong, Irene Chong, Kim Tun Chong, Irish Chong and Kimsfer Chong signed pledges to appear at the Senate.

They were among those ordered arrested by the Blue Ribbon sub-committee but the order was temporarily lifted last week after they promised to sign a pledge of their commitment to attend the next hearing.

Businessman Antonio Tiu, Makati City Hall officials Vissia Marie Aldon, Mario Badillo, and Danilo Villas also made the same commitment and signed a similar pledge last week.

Makati City Engineer Line dela Peña, whose arrest and detention order was earlier issued by the chamber, also signed the pledge.


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  1. When they attend they should all be immediately arrested & charged with contempt of court. That should be a further charge against them. Its a joke, in this country the rich & powerful can do what they want with impunity. Show them the law is the law. Make examples of them. Once jailed i know they will think twice next time before ignoring subpoenas.