De Lima asks NBI to track down 2 close aides of Binay

By , on October 11, 2014


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. Screenshot from Zamboanga Times footage.
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. Screenshot from Zamboanga Times footage.

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation was tasked to find the people involved in the alleged irregularities in the Makati City government.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation to locate Gerardo “Gerry” Limlingan and Eduviges “Ebeng” Baloloy.

Both were former aides of Vice President Jejomar Binay and have not been appearing in the Senate inquiry on the allegedly overpriced P2.28-billion Makati City Hall Building II.

The justice secretary added that the statement of the whistle-blowers are “hard to ignore” because they seem to have a “personal and direct knowledge” of the information they have revealed to the public through the series of inquiry conducted by the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee.

“I am sure that after the inquiry, there will be several recommendations, including, let’s say, further case buildup, investigation or the filing of cases, although there is already a case in the Ombudsman,” she said.

The secretary also added that they will start conducting their own investigation into the case as soon as the report and recommendation of the subcommittee are handed to them.

“So that’s what we’re discussing now: Whether we wait for the report and recommendations of the subcommittee, or if we can already start our investigation,” she added.