The truth will set people free — PNoy

By , on September 9, 2014


President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Monday (August 25). This year's theme is “Bayaning Pilipino: Lumalaban para sa Makatuwiran at Makabuluhang Pagbabago.” Also in photo are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr., Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno and Taguig City Mayor Ma. Laarni Cayetano. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Monday (August 25). This year’s theme is “Bayaning Pilipino: Lumalaban para sa Makatuwiran at Makabuluhang Pagbabago.” Also in photo are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr., Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno and Taguig City Mayor Ma. Laarni Cayetano. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

MANILA – Commenting on Vice President Jejomar Binay’s claims that the senate inquiry on his alleged involvement in the overpriced building in Makati City is politically motivated, President Aquino only said that the truth will set people free.

“(Maybe) at the end of the day, the truth will set us all free,” Aquino told reporters during an event where he addressed at least 500 members of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) at the SMX Center in SM Lanang Premier.

Aquino, who said that he has nothing else to say about the ongoing senate inquiry, apparently, does not want to get himself involved in the investigation.

He also said that he does not have any personal knowledge about the accusations against Binay adding that he is only relying on information coming from the media.

“Do I have knowledge as to the veracity of the accusation against the Vice President? I do not have personal knowledge,” Aquino said.

“I am primarily relying on the information that are reported in the papers,” he added.

“I have nothing to add, at this point, as to the truth or falsehood of the accusations against the Vice President.”