Arrest of 3 Makati execs held in abeyance until Monday
Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, on Wednesday ordered the Senate sergeant-at-arms to hold in abeyance the arrest of three officials of the Makati City government.
The three are Danilo Villas, head of the city’s department of environmental services, Vissa Marie Aldon, head of human resource development and concurrent Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) manager of the city, and city engineer Line dela Peña.
Villas and Aldon were among the 14 resource persons ordered arrested and detained by the chamber Tuesday for continued refusal to attend the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s hearings on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building while the arrest for Dela Peña had been issued earlier by the chamber.
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But in separate letters to Guingona this week, the three promised to attend the subcommittee’s next hearing scheduled on May 28, 2015.
“I’m giving the three persons so named up to Monday to appear before the office of the blue ribbon before the director general, personally appear and make a verbal and written pledge undertaking that they shall participate in subsequent to blue ribbon hearings,” he said.
“In the meantime because of the letters and the undertaking they have manifested in the letters, the director general is hereby directed to inform the Senate sergeant-at-arms to hold in abeyance the implementation of the order of arrest of the three persons namely Danilo Villas, Vissa Marie Aldon and Engineer Line dela Peña until Monday or until they have complied with the conditions laid down,” he said.
“If they have complied with the conditions laid down then the committee will meet again and lift the order of arrest for the three so named persons,” the senator added. IDL
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