MANILA, May 13 (PNA) — A Palace official on Wednesday denied Malacanang’s involvement in the alleged demolition job against Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., in a statement, vehemently denied the accusation.
He explained that the Aquino “administration is focusing on implementing reform and development programs so that Juan de la Cruz may attain a more prosperous life.”
” We are not indulging in partisan political activity and such allegations are unfounded,” he added.
Coloma’s statement was made when asked for reaction about the statement of Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado, who claimed that the “LP’s presumptive candidate will benefit from the demolition campaign.”
This after the Court of Appeals (CA) granted the petition of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to issue a freeze order against more than 200 bank accounts, investment and insurance policies of Binay and several others.
CA concurred with AMLC that these accounts are “related to unlawful activities.”
It based its Order to AMLC’s petition saying that the statement of assets, liabilities, and networth (SALNs) of Binay, his wife, Elenita; Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado do not include their bank accounts and other financial transactions.
AMLC, on the other, gathered information about these during the on-going Senate hearings on the “overpriced” Makati City parking building.
Meanwhile, reports claimed that President Benigno Aquino III’s Liberal Party (LP) is eyeing Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II as possible bet in the 2016 presidential elections.
Aquino, who earlier disclosed his openness to get an independent candidate as possible Presidential bet, however, said the party’s decision will be announced around June this year. (PNA)