MANILA — Senator Grace Poe recently signed a partial report recommending to file plunder and graft charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay.
“I have read the subcommittee recommendation and found the same supported by documentary evidence as well as expert and personal testimonies that remain unrebutted by competent evidence to the contrary,” Poe said in a statement.
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, chair of the blue ribbon subcommittee investigating the Binay’s alleged corruption charges said that Poe was one of the first four senators who signed the draft report.
Poe added that she is one with the other senators who also want to have Binay investigated by the Ombudsman.
“As in the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) inquiry, I join my colleagues in seeking further investigation by the Ombudsman of the matter and the consequent filing of the appropriate criminal complaint, which in this instance appears to be plunder,” she said.
Poe’s signing of the draft partial report is an indication that she is not running as Binay’s Vice President in the 2016 elections.
The senator, who was reportedly closing in on Binay in surveys, earlier said that she does not see herself running with Binay.
She said that when it comes to public service, they both differ in style.
Poe added that she also believes that one of the most important jobs of a public servant is to be open to public scrutiny.