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Binay shrugs Cayetano challenge to open bank accounts

Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday shrugged off the challenge of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to open his bank accounts after the vice president’s accuser claimed that he has foreign bank deposits not declared in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth.

Binay hit Cayetano for not focusing on the Senate blue ribbon committee’s probe of the Makati car park building.

“His dramatics have gone around the bush,” Binay said at the Policy Forum on Yolanda Rehabilitation at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

“What the Senate is doing, is it right? Where did the Senate probe lead to?” he said.

During the Senate inquiry on the Makati car park building, Binay’s former ally, Ernesto Mercado claimed that Binay has foreign bank accounts, even presenting documents to the senators.

If the vice president does not want to attend the Senate hearing despite its request, Cayetano said Binay should allow the Senate to look into his bank accounts.

On his upcoming debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes, Binay said he is ready.

“We will still discuss the parameters of what we will talk about. I don’t like to call it a debate. It will be just a discussion, a venue to explain things,” he said.

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