MANILA — Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp is questioning the Commission on Audit’s (COA) plan to seek the help of outsiders in conducting the special audit of the controversial Makati City Parking building.
COA Chairperson Ma.Gracia Pulido earlier revealed that she tapped the help of construction industry experts to help in the auditing of the building.
“COA can set guidelines in conducting special audit examinations. But we believe that these guidelines should be applicable to all and not on a specific local government only,” United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Secretary General and Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco he stated.
He also said that Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes are attempting to mislead the public on the truth about the alleged irregularities in the building’s construction.
“Senators Cayetano and Trillanes ignored Bondal’s glaring show of disrespect to the Senate and the Filipino people,” he added in an interview.
The lawmaker also challenged Cayetano and Trillanes to conduct an unbiased inquiry and call on the Hillmarc Construction or the COA to present records of the former’s construction projects.
“This is the work of the Senate yellow ribbon committee. It is conducting an investigation in aid of demolition,” he said.
“This way they can compare apples with apples and not apples with oranges,” Tiangco explained.