• Senator dared: Probe witnesses vs Binays

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    Vice President Jejomar Binay attends a Mass celebrated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for the Feast of Nativity or the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Saint Francis de Sales Theological Seminary Chapel in Lipa, Batangas, on Monday. He would later kiss the hand of Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales after the Mass.

    Vice President Jejomar Binay attends a Mass celebrated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for the Feast of Nativity or the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Saint Francis de Sales Theological Seminary Chapel in Lipa, Batangas, on Monday. He would later kiss the hand of Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales after the Mass.

    ACCUSERS of Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, should be the ones investigated by the Senate for admitting to crimes when they were officials of the city government, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla said on Wednesday.

    “If anyone has been implicated by the Vice President’s political enemies-turned-alleged witnesses, it is they themselves who admitted to participating and benefiting from questionable transactions. It is they who should be further investigated and held to account, not [the Vice President and Junjun],” Remulla added

    The Vice President’s spokesman on political concerns, the governor was responding to the latest tirades of pro-administration Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano against the Binays.

    Remulla reminded Cayetano that, so far, the investigation being conducted by the Senate blue ribbon committee has produced nothing but hearsay and conjecture.

    Cayetano earlier took a swipe at the Vice President for what he described as conflicting statements on the city’s allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2.

    He said Binay’s camp also earlier claimed that there is no corruption in the city government and yet, according to Cayetano, it is now talking about a “triumvirate of corruption” that oversaw the bidding for the Building 2 project.

    “Now they’re admitting corruption, but [are saying they]have nothing to do with it,” Cayetano said in a statement. “How can they now insist there’s no overprice when they admit there’s corruption, except [they’re not involved in it]?” Cayetano added.

    According to the senator, this is contrary to the Vice President’s claim that Makati has always had zero tolerance for bribery and corruption.

    Remulla responded, saying Cayetano’s “personal ambition” is getting in the way of an investigation that “should be impartial and in aid of legislation.”

    “First, the Vice President has zero tolerance for corruption in public service, as witnessed by his own legally unblemished record. The reform programs he instituted in Makati [when he was the city’s mayor]are those that have also brought the local economy forward without leaving anyone behind. This is how he plans to enhance and build upon the legacy of the President should the voters select him in 2016,” he added.

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    5 Comments

    1. Us Pilipinos should open our eyes to the corruption that plagued the nation -stop entertaining and covering up for all those corrupt officials and their families who want to run the country. Be vigilant in choosing the right person to lead the nation. They are talking millions, billions of pesos going to the chosen political families -please dump all these corrupt officials for the good of all the Filipino people.

    2. I reside in Sydney and still have relatives there who know some well-placed people. All of us know who are the biggest corrupts in the government, so of course those in the government themselves know them. I believe, some well-meaning sectors are pushing hard to expose these people who have long deluded the Pilipino people lest one of them sit in the high office in 2016. Take notice of who are in corruption trials now. It is about time the weeds are taken out and let a new, high-morale, democratic Philippines rise.

    3. Saang matinong bansa ang nag imbestiga sa mga accusers? If there’s smoke…there’s fire. Di ba!

      Kayong mga nagtatanggol kay Binay and family ay malamang kasabwat kayo sa krimen.

      • sa tamang lugar ng pag akusa ay sa korte…sa korte,may tinatawag na cross examination sa mga witnesses para malaman kung nagsasabi cla ng totoo at tinitingnan ang documento na hawak ng nag aakusa…sa senado walang ganon….pwede kang gumawa ng sarili mong kwento tulad ng nangyayari ngayon para lng masira ang bise presidente…

    4. Eliseo Jr. P.Tenza on

      I wonder why you are not concerned about the tax payers money being used for a Parking Building that cost P2.7 B? Are you justifying it?
      I am sure that you are also paying taxes. Or are you?