Ombudsman still hot on Binay’s tail

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Graft allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. and 19 others in connection with the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Science High School are still undergoing preliminary investigation BY the Office of the Ombudsman.

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“The investigation of the Makati Science Building [overpricing]is still ongoing. As of today, no preventive suspension order has been issued in the case,” the Ombudsman’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

A plunder complaint was filed last year against the Vice President and his son with the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the P1.33-billion Makati Science High School Building.

Incumbent and former city officials as well as officers of Hilmarc’s Construction Corp. and Infiniti Corp. were included in the complaint filed by Renato Bondal.

Bondal alleged that the project was overpriced by P862 million.

A five-man investigating team has recommended the filing of criminal cases including charges of graft and falsification of public documents as well as administrative cases of grave misconduct, dishonesty and violation of code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials against them.

Among the respondents are former and incumbent officials of the Makati City government, Makati Science High School and contractors Hillmarc’s Corp. and Infiniti Corp.

Except for theVice President and the private respondents, the investigating team also recommended that the younger Binay as well as 14 City Hall officials be placed under preventive suspension pending the investigation of the case.

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4 Comments

  1. Minerva Maramag on

    Let’s just wait and see… We perhaps be silent and let the court decide. VP Binay had made a lot of innovations for the country and strong enough to fight poverty in our land.

  2. Eliseo Jr. P.Tenza on

    I have been living in Singapore for 41 years, and I envy the way their government functions. If there is any suspicion of corruption against any government official, employee. The governments Corrupt Practises Investigation Bureau starts investigation immediately. the government does not wait for somebody or parties to bring accusations befor they investigate. And if the evidence of corruption is there, the person is brought to court and in less than one year the courts decision is given.
    I compare it to the Philippines, the case of Binay, started long time ago, even when he was still Maor, investigation by the Ombudsman is just starting, When will it end???

  3. Sonny Dungca on

    Masyado nang matagal ang pagse serve ng preventive suspension na yan kay Junjun Binay. Nagiipon na naman sya ng mga loyalista nya sa Makati City Hall para idepensa na naman ang pagserve sa kanya ng 2nd preventive suspension order. Ano ba talaga, takot ba talaga ang ombudsman or kapulisan para iserve ang preventive suspension nya! Above the law ba itong Junjun Binay na to na nakasuhan ng plunder or malaking halaga ng pagnanakaw sa bayan !!! Wala nang dahi-dahilan, isuspend na yan!!! Sobra na ang yabang ng mga Binay na yan!!!