Mayor Binay to question Senate body’s rejection of jurisdictional challenge
MANILA, Philippines—Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay’s camp will question on Wednesday before the Senate blue ribbon committee its sub-committee’s junking of his petition against the investigation into the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building.
“Mayor Junjun Binay through lawyer Claro Certeza will file today, 3 p.m., at the office of Senator (Teofisto) Guingona a motion, questioning the decision of the Senate sub-committee to reject the jurisdictional challenge (raised by the mayor),”Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado said in a text message.
Guingona is chairman of the blue ribbon committee, which created a subcommittee investigating the allegedly overpriced parking building.
Binay’s move came ahead of the hearing’s resumption on Thursday.
Instead of attending the sub-committee’s hearing last week, the mayor sent a lawyer and filed a jurisdictional challenge, which was rejected later by the body headed by Sen. Aquliono “Koko” Pimentel III.
But Guingona had said his committee could still review and probably reverse the decision of its subcommittee.
The sub-committee has reissued a subpoena to Binay and other individuals to attend the resumption of the hearing on Thursday.
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