No let-up in VP attacks

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Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th and Caloocan City (Metro Manila) Rep. Edgar Erice on Monday said they will not be cowed by the P200-million libel suit filed against them and many other critics by Vice President Jejomar Binay and have vowed to continue criticizing the opposition’s standard-bearer in next year’s elections.

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In a statement, Trillanes said the filing of the libel complaint is a clear indication that the Vice President’s camp has pushed the panic button.

He added that the move was also an attempt of Binay to scare his critics.

“Gayunpaman, haharapin natin itong kasong ito sa korte at ipagpapatuloy pa rin namin ang pagbubunyag sa mga katiwaliang ginawa niya [We will face this case in court and we will continue exposing the anomalies that Binay has done],” Trillanes said.

“I am willing to face the consequences of my actions and such case will not stop me, but rather inspires me to be more vocal against the Binay dynasty,” Erice said in a text message.

Binay also on Monday filed the criminal complaint against Trillanes, Erice, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, members of the Anti-Money Laundering Council and several others including the Philippine Daily Inquirer for allegedly conspiring to malign his reputation and stop him from running for President in the 2016 polls.

Erice, a ranking official of the ruling Liberal Party, said, “It’s a privilege to fight a man who is endangering the morals and democratic processes of this country.”

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  1. I cant wait to see how the binay camp try to defend themselves, when he takes them to court they will argue their position & the evidence will be shown on what they have against binay & it will give binay a chance for his team to think up answers to all the evidence. His demise is sooner rather than later i think & not a moment to soon in my mind.

  2. I Remember... on

    Now the clowns of this Circus will all go to Court! Cheap talk is over: put the evidences on the table or shu up… and reply to the evidences or shut up!

  3. 200 million pesos damages filed against Binay critics. Kulang pa yata ang na kulimbat na milyon milyong pesos ng pamilya BALUGA sa kaban ng Lungsod ng Makati. Humirit pa ng 200 million.Walang limit na talaga ang kasakiman ng VP family.

  4. Accused — Sen. Cayetano. Accuser — Bise Binay. The accused should invoke his right to face the accuser.
    —Las Vegas will bet that accuser-Binay is scaredy-takot-na-takot to appear at a Senate hearing. So next venue — accuser-Binay can appear in front of a court of law.