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Hilmarc’s execs face contempt citation for repeated Senate probe snub

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 10:57 AM October 08, 2014
Hilmarc’s Henson Canlas

Hilmarc’s Engineers Robert Henson and Efren Canlas. Screengrab from INQUIRER.net YT account

MANILA, Philippines — Two officials of Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation are facing contempt citation for repeatedly snubbing the ongoing Senate investigation on the controversial Makati City Hall 2 parking building.

During the resumption of the blue ribbon sub-committee hearing on Wednesday, Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes moved to recommend to the main blue ribbon committee that all board members of Hilmarc’s  be cited for contempt.

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But Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who heads the subcommittee, revised Trillanes’ motion and recommended that only Engineers Efren Canlas and Robert Henson, chairman and president of Hilmarc’s, respectively, should be cited for contempt.

Hilmarc’s is the contractor of the controversial parking building.

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The recommendation of the panel to cite the two in contempt will then be referred to the blue ribbon committee being headed by Senator Teofisto Guingona III.

Guingona had earlier said that the powers of the subcommittee are complete except the power to punish for contempt and approve a report.

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TAGS: Antonio Trillanes, blue ribbon subcommittee, Contempt, Contractors, Efren Canlas, Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation, Koko Pimentel, Makati building, overpriced building, Robert Henson, Senate, Senate probe
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