The publication of an alleged report by the Commission on Audit (COA) which detailed alleged new anomalies the audit body discovered in the construction of the Makati Parking Building II in Makati City was the handiwork of black propagandists hired to derail the presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar BInay.
Its publication is part of the demolition by perception carried out by the administration in a futile attempt to derail the presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar Binay, said the camp of Binay in a brief statement.
The alleged report has been dismissed as unverified and unauthorized by COA. We can only suspect the hand of Binay’s rivals as the author of its publication, said the Binay camp.
The COA has disowned it had a role in the publication of the alleged report by a special audit team which was not identified in the newspaper report.
The COA has not yet completed its special audit of the allegedly overpriced construction of the Makati City Hall Parking Building II, said Jonathan Beltran, head of the COA Public Information Office, in a report in the Philippine Star.
The supposed findings of the COA published in a newspaper was released prematurely, he said, adding that the initial findings of the special audit team are confidential.
He said that the findings in the newspaper report are still subject to comments of officials concerned as part of the audit process.
Earlier, Binay, running for president under the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said the allegations of corruption leveled against him and members of his family are part of demolition job by the administration which is fielding Mar Roxas as standar bearer of the Liberal Party.
Binay described as “demolition by perception” the year-long probe by the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee on, among others, alleged corruption during his term as Makati City Mayor.
He said the Senate probe was handled by Malacanang allies and tagged as behind the smear drive and the cases filed against him the administration of President Benigno Aquino who is out to send him to jail before the May 2016presidential election to ensure the victory of his candidate Roxas.