Just answer the allegations.
This was the challenge issued by Senate President Franklin Drilon to the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay who claimed that Liberal Party was using the Anti-Money Laundering Council to destroy the Vice President.
“Medyo masalimuot ang mga lumalabas sa AMLC at natural lamang na depensa ng mga tinatamaan na ginagamit ito sa politika,” he said in a forum with journalists Friday.
“Mas mabuti siguro kung sagutin na lang, kung hindi man totoo ang mga nakasulat doon ay e di sagutin. Rather than you know, these allegations na, ‘Pulitika lang lahat’, he said.
The Court of Appeals has issued a freeze order on the 242 bank accounts of Binay, some of his families, and allies based on the report submitted by the AMLC.
Binay’s camp said the LP already have a report of AMLC weeks before the CA issued the freeze order.
Drilon said the insinuation that Liberal Party influences the AMLC “is totally, totally unfounded.”
“Who composes the AMLC? First is the Central Bank Chairman. Is there any indication that they can influence the Central Bank Chairman? He enjoys a security of tenure. The second is the chair of the SEC. Again, she enjoys a security of tenure. The third one is the Insurance Commissioner. Again, he enjoys a security of tenure,” he said.
He added that the members of the AMLC are all professionals.
“Do you think these people will tarnish their reputations by being tainted with politicians and political parties? I don’t think anybody in their right mind will ever say that,” he said.