MANILA – Though the Office of the Ombudsman is already doing its own investigation, the senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee said that it will continue its probe on Vice President Jejomar Binay.
“The focus has now shifted to other anomalies committed by former and current City Hall officials of Makati, hence, the need to continue with the investigation,” Trillanes said in a statement on Friday, November 7.
He also said that the committee is supporting the investigation being conducted by the Ombudsman and will in no way be delaying the cases.
“The evidence and other documents regarding the Makati Parking Building gathered by the Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee have already been submitted to the Ombudsman as early as September. It has already started its own fact-finding investigation on the matter,” Trillanes said.
“The ongoing Senate investigation is not, in any way, delaying the cases filed with the Ombudsman. Moreover, the focus has now shifted to other anomalies committed by former and current city hall officials of Makati, hence, the need to continue with the investigation,” he added.
Trillanes senator was responding to earlier suggestion of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago claiming that the investigation on Binay must be closed.
Santiago added that the senate has already achieved its purpose to aid legislation.
She said that it is about time to leave the investigative work to Office of the Ombudsman adding that the senators are already getting flak for the “inquisitorial nature” of the probe.