The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday hit Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th for continuously dragging the Pag-IBIG Fund in his perceived demolition job against the Vice President and his family.
Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesman, on Sunday said Trillanes should leave Pag-IBIG Fund, or the Home Development Mutual Find, alone and allow it to do its work to be able to continue to serve thousands of its members.
Salgado issued the statement on the eve of the 20th Senate blue ribbon sub-committee hearing of alleged corruption in Makati City, of which the now Vice President was a former mayor.
The hearing today will be the fifth to involve Pag-IBIG Fund officials.
“This is also the fifth time that the Pag-IBIG president has been summoned to the Senate hearings. The supposed anomaly has been alleged as early as January. Until now, Sen. Trillanes [is]yet to show a single shred of evidence,” Salgado said.
The Pag-IBIG Fund is headed by lawyer Darlene Marie Berberabe.
According to Salgado, the Pag-IBIG Fund is one of the best performing and honest government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) in the country, and dragging its name on baseless allegation will not be good for the company.
“It is not good for the civil service because honest public officials are not spared, it is not good for the housing industry because it affects the perception on its single largest funder. But given the political agenda of Sen. Trillanes, this is simply wishful thinking,” he said.
Binay’s spokesman added that Trillanes continues to indulge himself in a demolition job against the Vice President even if a major typhoon has hit the northern part of Luzon.
Salgado noted that Trillanes bragging about having inside information on the supposedly imminent suspension of Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. of Makati City confirmed the conspiracy involving the Senate, the Office of the Ombudsman and other government agencies against the Vice President and his family.