Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday courageously declared that he “will never be convicted” of plunder.
At a forum, Binay said graft allegations against him will not prosper.
“Hindi naman ako mako-convict, kung ma-convict man, hukuman ang gagawa, hindi Senado [I will never be convicted. If ever I will be convicted, it will be by the court, not by the Senate],” he added.
The Senate blue ribbon sub-committee’s unfinished report on the allegations of corruption against Binay in connection with the construction of Makati City Hall Building 2 is ready for signature..
The report will then be turned over to the Office of the Ombudsman as added information on a plunder case filed against the Vice President and his son, Mayor City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., among other officials.
The Vice President expressed sadness because the 21 Senate hearings on his alleged wrongdoing had affected his popularity.
“That’s what is sad in serving the government,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Binay said they have received a copy of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) report that had recommended a freeze on his bank accounts.
He added that the money deposited in those accounts is not from corruption, pointing out that of the 200 plus accounts mentioned by AMLC, only five accounts were his.
“I was never suspended from office because of a sack-load of charges against me, kasi tama ako [because I am right],” Binay said.