Senate blue ribbon panel plans to summon Binay

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 07:24 PM August 27, 2014

Vice President Jejomar Binay

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate blue ribbon committee is planning to call Vice  President Jejomar Binay to appear before  its investigation into the controversial Makati City Hall 2 building.

Binay was the mayor of Makati when the construction of the alleged anomalous project  started  in 2007.


“May hearing kami sa Sept. 4, dun na lang namin pag-uusapan kasi medyo full pa yung witnesses’ list natin, magpe-present pa Hilmarcs and then si Vice Mayor Mercado, ang COA nandun pa,” Senator  Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III,  who presides over the  sub-blue ribbon committee’s investigation on the controversy, said in an interview  on Wednesday.

“By September 4 siguro, I will issue a letter-invitation to the Vice  President to attend the next hearing,” Pimentel said.


Binay, in a press conference early Wednesday,  refused to say whether he would face  the Senate  probe, saying he has  not yet  received an invitation from the committee.

Binay  has repeatedly  denied  that the  project was overpriced.


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