Palace dares Binay: Name Delfin Lee backer

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Malacanang has challenged Vice President Jejomar Binay to name the “influential” persons who allegedly tried to stop businessman Delfin Lee’s arrest.
Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda said it was time for Binay and those who know government officials who may be protecting Lee to come out and help the government prosecute the property developer.
“I suppose if there’s somebody who’s really backing Delfin Lee, and we know that.. I certainly know that this government is committed to prosecuting those involved in the housing scam. Let us know who this person is. Perhaps he can be included in the case,” Lacierda said.
Binay had claimed that there were “influential people” attempting to release Lee, president of real estate firm Globe Asiatique, from detention after he was arrested.
Lee was arrested last week at the lobby of Hyatt Hotel in Manila. He is facing charges of syndicated estafa worth P6.6 billion.
Lacierda said the Palace welcomed the move of the House of Representatives to investigate the housing scam.
He said it is the prerogative of Congress to conduct an investigation in aid of legislation.
“If the House [of Representatives]would prefer to also conduct their own investigation, of course, it is their prerogative to do so,” Lacierda said.
CATHERINE S. VALENTE

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6 Comments

  1. di ba gov umali ang isa? ano naman pakialam niya kung bakit inaresto si lee? dahil lang sa kababayn niya yung abogado? tell that to the marines!!!

  2. If Binay knows the backers of Delfin Lee, why is he keeping it to himself? Anong drama ito ni Binay? Sus gusto mag presidente itong taong ito walang principio. Kawawa ang Pilipinas pag naging presidente ito. Baka sya ang backer!

  3. Hahaha puro nlng inbestigasyon..in the aid of legislation..meaning this bunch of ignorant, movies personalities, first time legislative, never hold any public services..old timer faces. congressman, senators are still learning frm crooks on how to make laws, learn how corruption are being done before they could stop it…nakakahiya ang gobyerno natin!

  4. Fernando Habito on

    As head of PAG-IBIG Housing Program..Binay should know who are the backers of the Delfin Lee scam.He has the command of responsibility to make the investigations of the issue clear for the benefits of the public.