The Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee, chaired by Sen. Koko Pimentel, resumes its inquiry on the alleged overpricing of the 11-storey new Makati City II Parking Building, the 22-storey Makati City Hall Building and related anomalies. (MNS photo)

The Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee, chaired by Sen. Koko Pimentel, resumes its inquiry on the alleged overpricing of the 11-storey new Makati City II Parking Building, the 22-storey Makati City Hall Building and related anomalies. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president Toby Tiangco slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for throwing “baseless and malicious allegations,” this time against justices.

In a statement, Tiangco said Trillanes’ alleged “lust for power has pushed him to lose his mind. Now he wants the Senate to investigate the courts which is a co-equal branch without offering any credible evidence but merely on the word of ‘sources.’”

Tiangco said Trillanes is once again hiding behind parliamentary immunity.

“He is prosecutor, judge and executioner and those he has maligned cannot defend themselves because he will bully them into silence,” Tiangco said.

He said Trillanes should just file bribery raps in court if he indeed has evidence.

“But this is not about evidence. This is all about perception and painting a negative picture of Vice President Jejomar Binay through lies and innuendoes,” Tiangco said.

Citing sources, Trillanes alleged on Monday morning that Court of Appeals Justices Jose Reyes Jr. and Francisco Acosta received P25 million each in exchange for issuing a temporary restraining order and a writ of preliminary injunction in the suspension case of Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay.

Atty. Pancho Villaraza of the Villaraza and Angangco Law Office allegedly facilitated the deed.

These allegations are part of a four-page resolution filed by Trillianes to investigate the supposed “justice for sale” in the judiciary. (MNS)