SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV trolled Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman, lawyer Rico Quicho for his “unsurprising” lack of credibility.
According to Trillanes, Quicho–who has been serving as Binay’s political affairs mouthpiece since January–has a penchant for working for the most corrupt individuals the Philippines has to offer.
“Just to give a background of Atty. Quicho. Ito yung spokesman ni Chief Justice Corona rin eh. Ito yata ay lahat ng tiwali ang pinapanigan nito at inaplayan niya ng trabaho. Well anyway ganun yung credibility niyan,” said the politiko.
Quicho took over Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla’s old position in the Binay camp to start off the year. Before that, he worked as both counsel and spokesman of former Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Renato Corona.
Corona–accused of partiality and subservience in cases involving former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the person who appointed him to the High Court–was impeached by the House of Representatives (HOR) in December 2011.
The following year, Quicho’s high-profile client would be adjudged guilty by the Senate-impeachment court of Article II of the Articles of Impeachment filed against him pertaining to his failure to disclose his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) to the public.
Trillanes brought up Quicho’s “credentials” after the latter cried politics and partiality over the Office of the Ombudsman’s finding of probable cause to indict Vice President Binay and his son, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay for graft in connection with the alleged bloated price tag of the Makati parking building.
“Dati ang statement nila, kung may ebidensya kayo dalhin niyo sa Ombudsman. Puro ganun. Tapos ngayon na nasa Ombudsman na at nagsalita yung Ombudsman, wala partial, may bias. Ganun lang no yun,” said the senator.
“Ang nagsasabi lang na walang ebidensya itong kampo na lang ng mga Binay kasi nagpopropaganda sila,” he added. (Randy