Gone by December? VP Binay hints at impeach plot

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 01 2012 12:23 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2012 09:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Vice-President Jejomar Binay raised the specter of a possible impeachment plot against him after the Commission on Audit conducted an audit of his projects when he was still mayor of Makati.

Speaking to reporters, Binay said he has received reports that he will be “gone by December” because of a demolition job against him.

“Ang sasabihin ko lang sa inyo, talagang may dumadating sa akin (na impormasyon). Iyang demolition, sa Disyembre mawawala na daw ako, hindi ko alam kung anong ibig sabihin ng mawawala," he said.

Asked if that meant that there is an impeachment plot against him, he said: "Baka. So, tingnan natin."

Binay said the ongoing COA audit led by Commissioner Heidi Mendoza was politically motivated especially since the projects were already cleared by Makati resident auditors and a task force from COA central office.

He said the audit is part of a demolition campaign against him by those who are "insecure" because of his high survey ratings and who see him as a threat to their own presidential plans in 2016. 

"By that time, 'di ko naman tinatanggi sa inyo na ako ay magkakandidato. Eto nga, hindi pa nga ako kandidato winawasak na ko. Siguro dala na rin ito ng survey, nai-insecure sila sa lumalabas na survey," he said.