MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee investigation on corruption charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay may last until May 2015, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said Wednesday, adding that their goal is to send Binay to jail.
Trillanes said the investigation could take a few more months because it is already dealing with other allegations of corruption involving Binay aside from the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building II.
Trillanes also countered President Benigno Aquino III’s observation that the panel is releasing evidence on a piecemeal basis, saying they are just gathering more information on the other allegations.
“Liliwanagin natin, hindi naman po ito pautay-utay. Lahat ng ebidensiya ukol sa Makati Parking Building, nasa Ombudsman na po at sa DOJ (Department of Justice). Hindi lang po kasi naimpormahan ang presidente of the status,” he said.
On Tuesday, Aquino called on the subcommittee to present all evidence against Binay at once instead of doing it on a piecemeal basis.
Meanwhile, Trillanes said with the investigation, they aim to send the vice president to jail for his alleged ways of corruption.
“Sa akin, ang ating objective is to make sure na makulong si Vice President Binay. Milyun-milyon na po ang nanakaw nito,” he said, adding that they have more to expose in the upcoming hearings, including more alleged overpriced buildings in Makati and other types of corruption.
Binay has denied the allegations but backed out of a public debate with Trillanes scheduled for November 27. (MNS)