Less than a week after receiving a letter from Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III fires back to Binay. “The allegation that the construction cost of the Makati City Hall Parking Building II is overpriced has been proven. The revelation of the truth is not demolition!” Pimentel writes in a response letter.
“As someone who campaigned and voted for you as Vice President in 2010, I feel that I got fooled by your catchy slogan ‘Kay Binay Gaganda Ang Buhay’, because what has been revealed in the Senate hearings is that ‘Si Binay Gumanda Ang Buhay’!” said the Senator who is leading the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee in investigating several corruption allegations against the Binays.
Senator Koko again invited Binay. “I am again inviting you to attend the next subcommittee hearing scheduled on July 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Senate session hall.”
“This may be your final chance to address point-by-point all the issues and allegations hurled against you in the course of the hearings,” Pimentel added.
Pimentel also said in his letter to Binay that his proposed audit of agencies under the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) which Binay handled is not “part of and not meant to be a demolition campaign against you.”
“Should this turn out to be positive, then you can even use this as propaganda in your campaign for the presidency in 2016,” Pimentel said
It can be remembered, last week, Binay wrote a letter to Pimentel saying that the senator’s proposal “is but part of the demolition by perception employed by you and your Senate cohorts for the last ten months.”
“I hope this is not a bluff. I dare you: Magpakalalaki ka. I expect nothing less than a continuation of your demolition campaign against me,” Binay said in his letter to Pimentel.