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Cayetano on Binay probe: ‘We have no choice, it’s our obligation’

Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate inquiry on the alleged overpricing of the 11-story Makati city Hall II Parking building. Senate PRIB/Cesar Tomambo

The Senate’s investigation on corruption charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay will continue as Senator Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed on Tuesday that there will be new evidence and witnesses against the vice president.

In an interview with DZRH, Cayetano said that they have no choice but to continue with the investigation that will reopen on January 22.

He added that it is their obligation to find the truth.

“Wala kaming choice. Obligasyon na ituloy naming ang hearing na ito,” Cayetano said.

Cayetano said that with all the new evidence and witnesses to appear and press against Binay, the probe is only half of the way.

“Merong bago [mga witnesses and evidence]. Siguro nasa 60 percent pa lang tayo ng hearing,” he bared.

Earlier, Senator Antonio Trillanes revealed that he will present new evidence and witnesses against  Binay.

Cayetano and Trillanes are leading the Senate probe against Binay.

Binay is under investigation over the alleged overpricing of the Makati car park building, where his accusers alleged that he profited millions from the project during his mayoral term.

The probe has already expanded to Binay’s alleged property in Rosario, Batangas, the alleged overpricing of the Makati City Science Highschool, among others.

But if concerned agencies such as the Makati government, Commission on Audit (COA) and various government agencies cooperate with the Senate, Cayetano said it might fast track the probe.

“Kung magko-cooperate ang city of Makati, Commission on Audit (COA), iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno, anti-money laundering, baka mapadali tayo [sa investigation],” he said.

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