SENATOR Antonio Trillanes 4th on Friday maintained that his move to call for a Senate investigation on the controversial Makati City Hall building 2 involving Vice President Jejomar Binay and his mayor son Jun-jun is part of his duty as a senator and not because of politics.
Trillanes said the issue on the alleged overpriced building is something that should be investigated by the Senate “because the integrity of the Vice President is on the line.”
He said that by looking into the controversy the Senate is not only providing Binay the chance to clear his name, but also giving the Filipino the chance to know what the Vice President has been up to.
“It’s our job as senators to look into these things. Do you expect us to just sweep this thing under the rug, so we won’t be accused to politicking or conducting a demolition job against a front runner in the presidential elections?” Trillanes said.
But Sen. Nancy Binay said that if Trillanes really has evidence that would support the allegations against her father, the best thing for him to do is file an impeachment complaint against him.
Trillanes also admitted that his move might not be good for his future because he is going after a potential winner in the 2016 presidential elections.
When asked if his evidence is strong enough to be used in the filing of a possible im–peachment complaint against Binay, Trillanes said that he believes that he is standing on solid ground.
The Vice President and his son along with 23 others are currently facing plunder and other graft charges at the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged “unconscionable overpricing” in the construction of the 11-story building amounting to P1.56 billion.
The Senate blue ribbon sub-committee headed by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel 3rd will conduct the investigation on August 20.