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Isantabi muna away: Binay open to Trillanes’ probe on Boracay closure

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Senator Nancy Binay on Tuesday said she does not have any choice but to take up Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s resolution calling for a probe on the six-month closure of Boracay island.

“Well if it will get (to be) referred to my committee, I guess I have to hear it,” Binay, chair of the Senate committee on tourism, said in a TV interview.

Binay admitted that she has yet to be civil to Trillanes, who initiated a probe in 2014 the Senate on the corruption allegations against her father, then still Vice President Jejomar Binay and brother, former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay Jr.

The said probe was believed to have cost the presidency of the former Vice President, then a frontrunner in the surveys on presidential candidates prior to the conduct of the investigation.

Asked on her personal “conflict” with Trillanes given what happened in the past, Sen. Binay indicated that she intends to rise to the occasion.

“We (Senate) are a collegial body so we have to work together,” she said.

Personally, Binay admitted that she’s favorable to the “closure” of Boracay, saying that that the “island needs to heal”, but not on the manner of closing the well-known tourist destination.