Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza on Monday asked the Senate to stop its investigation on the alleged overpriced construction of Makati City Hall building II and let the Ombudsman and Commission on Audit do their job.
“The issue is best handled by a formal investigation. Merong Ombudsman, COA. We should allow these agencies do their job para hindi mahaluan ng pulitika,” Atienza said in a news forum in Manila.
He said it is about time that the government agencies work properly.
He added that he understands why Vice President Jejomar Binay would refuse to face the Senate probe.
“Why should he go to a forum where he will be pilloried, not investigated but prosecuted?” he said.
The former Manila mayor said he thinks the investigation is just a waste of the Senate’s time.
He added that Binay’s accusers will not accept whatever the Vice President will say because they already have a conclusion on the matter.
Albay Governer Joey Salceda, on the other hand, said an impeachment complaint should instead be filed against Binay for the enlightenment of everybody.
“Gusto ko rin ng disclosure dito. Dapat may mag-file ng impeachment against Binay para the people can decide ahead of the 2016 (polls),” he said. —KG, GMA News