VP Binay hopes PDAF plunder charges are politics-free

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay today said he hopes the plunder charges filed against those involved in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam are not politically motivated.

“Katakataka lamang kasi yung inilabas [na reklamo]. Although sinabi nilang first batch ‘yon, pero ‘yong first batch puro hindi kaibigan ng administration. ‘Yon ang malungkot dun,” Binay said in an interview in Tanauan, Leyte.

The Vice President said he expects the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file more charges but hopes that they will not focus on members of the opposition.

“Sana wag naman para di manatili ang bintang o speculation na ang tinatarget ay opposition,” Binay said when asked if sees the DOJ going after the opposition.

Binay also appealed that the public give the accused a chance to prove their innocence.

“Ang sabi ng batas d’yan they are presumed to be innocent until otherwise convicted,” he said.#