Vice President Jejomar Binay is unhappy with the flow of Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee probe on the alleged overpriced building of Makati city government. Binay said “Sa harap ng pag-amin ni Mr. Mercado na siya ay nagdilihensya, ang gustong gawin ng ibang Senador ay kanlungin pa siya. Dito ako nalulungkot.”
“My countrymen, I have been closely observing the proceedings at the Senate. By now, it is clear that the investigation will never be fair and impartial. Even before the investigation, some senators have already passed judgment based on mere say-so of our opponents and without any shred of concrete evidence presented,” he said.
On the other hand, Caloocan Representative Edgar Erice dared VP Binay to attend the Senate inquiry and do not hide through his children.
“No government administrator or private sector executive will dare spend P2.7 billion for an 11-floor parking and office building unless they are crazy or absolutely corrupt,” Erice said.
“This is the reason why VP Binay is hiding behind his children because he is afraid to face the Senate committee because the corruption is so obvious and it will be very difficult to explain it.”
Erice stated that “Senators Cayetano and Trillanes are doing the country and the public a favor by ensuring that the next president will not be tainted by corruption.”
Binay believes this is part of a demolition campaign against him.