SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th wants the Senate to investigate allegations of corruption at the Court of Appeals (CA), a day after he claimed that Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay “bought” the writ of injunction issued by the appellate court that allowed him to stay as mayor.
The senator on Wednesday said he will file charges against some CA justices for bribery, in answer to the challenge issued by the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay that he back up his claims that the appellate court issued the injunction in exchange for a huge sum.
Rep. Toby Tiangco, interim president of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said Trillanes should file a case in court if he really has proof that money changed hands.
“We are challenging him to back his latest tirade this time, which involves the justices of the Court of Appeals. He can say things like that because of the protection he enjoys from suit, something Trillanes has gravely abused through the years as senator,” Tiangco said.
Trillanes said he will file a resolution asking the proper Senate committee to look into the bribery issue not only on the incident involving the Binays but other cases as well.
“I will ask the Senate to look into the matter. Eventually, the Vice President and the justices in his pocket will go down,” the senator said in a text message to The Manila Times.
Trillanes on Tuesday said he has information on who made the deal and how much a certain justice received.
The Coalition of Filipino Consumers (CFC) on Wednesday claimed that a member of the CA got more than P5 million in exchange for the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction that favored Binay.
The group however did not identify the magistrate but hinted that he was a former elected official.