MANILA – The Department of Interior and Local Government is now ready to implement the suspension order against Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay and 14 city officials.
The DILG confirmed receipt of the order and said that it would implement it in the “most expeditious and peaceable way.”
“This stands as a lawful order of the Ombudsman, a constitutionally-created and independent office of the Republic. The Department is duty-bound to implement the said order in the most expeditious and peaceable way,” the DILG said.
The DILG added that the officials who will be tasked to implement the order would be assisted by the Philippine National Police “as necessary.”
“As a general rule, maximum tolerance shall be observed,” it added.
It also called on the officials involved to abide by the rule of law and subject to the order of the Office of the Ombudsman.
The suspension order was for Binay and other officials’ involvement in the allegedly anomalous construction of the Makati Science High School Building.