TAGBILARAN CITY , Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said that it?s good for Vice-President Jejomar Binay to appear before the Senate probe over the Makati building mess. Mas maganda siyempre kung siya ay makapunta para diretsohan matatanong ng tao, in the same way he has to answer the Senate, Cayetano told the FREEMAN yesterday. The Senate Blue Ribbon committee is reportedly to pursue with its inquiry into the allegedly irregular P1.56-billion parking building construction in Makati City when Binay was still its mayor. The Senate majority leader was here yesterday (Oct. 19) to personally turnover to Tagbilaran City Airport Tricycle Drivers Association the fund of PhP100,000 to bankroll a micro-financing program of its members.
He said the media can ask questions and the government officials like him should be answerable to the people. During this period of strong economic growth, what ll Filipino families need and deserve is a kind of action from government that is free from corruption. They need to feel that they are part of this country’s
development. Despite the anomalies involving some public officials, we vow to remain committed to our goal if helping the people in their fight against poverty, he said. He added that, Itong sa Makati, hindi natin sinasabi na hindi maganda ang mga proyekto kahit sinong pumunta may mga magandang proyekto. Ang question may corruption ba o wala. (We did not say that Makati has no beautiful projects but the question is is there corruption or none.)
The senator, who was with his wife, Lani Cayetano, the incumbent mayor of Taguig City in Metro Manila, said that a lot of areas in the country that has no action. But there are also places in the country that there is action but they discovered that tadtad pala ng corruption. Ang hinahanap nga mga Pilipino yung action na walang corruption, he said. The senator who flew here via a private plane was met and welcomed by City Mayor John Geesnell Yap, provincial administrator Alfonso Damalerio II and tricycle drivers led by its president Ramel Castañares, who received the windfall of financial assistance from the lawmaker.