Cayetano to Binay: Wag kang magtago

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Posted at Oct 02 2014 11:22 AM | Updated as of Oct 02 2014 07:45 PM

MANILA - Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday vowed to continue the investigation on the alleged overpricing of the Makati City Hall building 2 and other Makati infrastructure projects despite his low rating in the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Cayetano said the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee investigation of the alleged irregularities should not be affected by surveys in connection with the 2016 presidential election.

"I never look at surveys. Even if I get a negative 100 in the survey, I will still continue," he said.

The senator said he is no stranger to sticking to unpopular causes, pointing out that he signed the impeachment complaints against then Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

He also challenged Vice President Jejomar Binay to show up in the Senate investigation rather than presenting his side in press conferences where no one can question his claims.

He added he is even willing to move to suspend the committee rules and allow Binay to question the resource persons as long as he himself is cross-examined by the sub-committee.

"Wag kang magtago sa isyu. Hindi panay prescon," he said.

Several resource persons have accused Binay of pocketing millions of pesos in kickbacks for the P2.2 billion Makati City Hall building 2 and other infrastructure projects when he was mayor of Makati.

Binay has denied the allegations.