Trillanes drops contempt motion against two engineers in Makati carpark controversy
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has withdrawn his motion to cite for contempt the two executives of Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation after they finally showed up during the last Senate hearing on the controversial Makati City Hall 2 parking building.
The two were Engineer Efren Canlas and Robert Henson, chairman and president of Hilmarc’s, respectively, who were recommended to be cited for contempt by Trillanes during the hearing of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee last October 8 for repeatedly snubbing its proceedings.
“The 2 Hilmarc’s executives were recommended to be cited for contempt for ignoring the subpoenas but their attendance last hearing effectively remedied that situation,” Trillanessaid in a text message sent to reporters on Tuesday.
“Hence, the contempt recommendation was withdrawn,” he added.
Canlas and Henson attended the hearing last October 22.
Hilmarc’s was the lone contractor that bagged the controversial parking building project, which is now the subject of investigation by the subcommittee.
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