MANILA — Makati City Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay once again, snubbed today’s Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing adding that it is about time to question the committee’s jurisdiction.
“Panahon na para liwanagin at kwestyunin ang hurisdiksyon ng sub-committee at ng Senate Blue Ribbon committee mismo,” Binay said in a televised press conference on Thursday morning.
(It is about time to clear and question the jurisdiction of the sub-committee and the Senate Blue Ribbon committee.)
The Senate has earlier issued a subpoena compelling Binay’s attendance in the hearing.
However, Binay filed a formal motion to the senate saying that he will not attend the hearing until his motion is resolved.
During the past hearings discussing Binay’s and his father Vice President Jejomar Binay’s involvement in the alleged overpriced parking building, the younger Binay defended his family from the accusations.
The Binays were accused of benefiting 13 percent from each project of the city and of rigging public biddings favoring certain companies.
Binay denied the allegations during the past hearings claiming that the allegations are part of a political movement against them.
In a press conference this morning, he also criticized some senators for their behaviors during the past hearings which he said are movements to “prejudge” him and his family.
His father also added on earlier reports that the accusations are meant to malign him and his family in time for the coming 2016 elections.
Vice President Binay has expressed his interest to run as President in the 2016 polls.
In his press conference, the younger Binay again criticized some senators for their demeanor during the past hearings.