MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay arrived Tuesday afternoon at the office of the Archdiocese of Manila for a meeting with officers of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.
The meeting is behind closed doors.
Binay, wearing a Boy Scouts uniform, is expected to explain to the CBCP officials the allegations hurled against him and members of his family.
The Vice President earlier wrote a letter to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, chairman of the CBCP Committee on Public Affairs, saying that he is willing to meet with them.
He said he learned that the CBCP was willing to open its doors and hear his side.
“It would be an honor to meet with you and other members of the CBCP and the Church. I am grateful for the opportunity to clear my family’s name and put an end to this tired issue,” Binay said.
Pabillo earlier said that the door was open for the Vice President and others to give their side of the story after meeting with the seven whistleblowers, who have accused Binay of corruption.
Included in that meeting were former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, lawyer Renato Bondal, Nicholas Enciso VI, and Jose Orillaza, former president of Omni Security Services which was allegedly corporation owned by Binay. (MNS)