The Anti-Money Laundering Council has trained its sights on the bank accounts of Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family members to determine if they have stashed away ill-gotten wealth.
A source told the Manila Times that the AMLC last week asked the Court of Appeals (CA) for permission to look into the bank accounts of the Binays, their company and the law office where a family member used to be a partner.
In particular, the council is interested to examine the bank accounts of the Vice President, his wife Elenita, daughter Makati Rep. Mar-len Abigail Binay and son Makati mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay.
The bank accounts which the AMLC wish to scrutinize are with Banco de Oro, Bank of Philippine Islands, Land Bank of the Philippines and several others.
Also included in the petition for the examination of the bank accounts are those linked to businessman Gerry Limlingan, Binay’s alleged dummy and bagman when he was still Makati mayor, and those of the Subido Pagente Certeza Mendoza & Binay Law Firm, where the Vice President’s daughter Abigail was a former partner.
Under the law, AMLC may file a petition for the examination of bank accounts even without notifying the party owning that account, which in this case are the Binays. The resolution of the CA will remain confidential.