The Commission on Audit created a task force that will look into the projects of Binay when he was a Makati City mayor for the past 23 years.
Among the projects facing scrutiny is the Makati Friendship Suites, which was built for the city’s informal settlers but was later converted into a hostel.
The Vice President’s spokesperson, Joey Salgado, raised the possibility that the audit is part of a “demolition plan” against Binay. “The timing of the Makati Friendship Suites audit is disturbing,” Joey Salgado, the vice president’s spokesperson said in a statement. “And we feel strongly that the real target of the audit is the Vice President himself.”
“Apparently, the demolition has begun and the actions of Commissioner Mendoza seem to be part of the plan. It saddens the Vice President that until now, there are some elements who will misuse government resources to persecute perceived political enemies,” Salgado said.