MANILA – Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday said that the goal of the blue ribbon subcommittee is to send Vice President Jejomar Binay to jail.
Given this, the senator added that the investigation on the alleged corruption by Binay may still last until May 2015.
He added in a TV interview that the reason for the extended probe is that they are currently dealing with other corruption issues involving Binay aside from the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building II.
Defending the senate against President Aquino’s observation that the Senate panel is revealing the evidence against Binay on a piecemeal basis, Trillanes said that they are only gathering more information against Binay.
“Liliwanagin natin, hindi naman po ito pautay-utay. Lahat ng ebidensiya ukol sa Makati Parking Building, nasa Ombudsman na po at sa DOJ (Department of Justice). Hindi lang po kasi naimpormahan ang presidente of the status,” he said.
(We just want to make it clear that this is not on a piecemeal basis. All the evidence abut the Makati Parking Building were already submitted to the office of the Ombudsman and to the Department of Justice. The President was not just informed about the status.)
“Sa akin, ang ating objective is to make sure na makulong si Vice President Binay. Milyun-milyon na po ang nanakaw nito,” he added.
(For me, the objective is to make sure that Vice President Binay is jailed. He corrupted millions of pesos.)