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VP Binay wants Asiatique owner’s passport cancelled

Saturday, July 14, 2012

VP Binay wants Asiatique owner’s passport cancelled

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  • Saturday, 14 July 2012 
Vice President Jejomar Binay said he will ask for the cancellation of Globe Asiatique (GA) owner Delfin Lee’s passport if reports that the controversial property developer has left the country to evade arrest are confirmed.

Aside from cancelling Lee’s passport, the government could also request for Lee to be extradited back to the country, he added.

“Pag na-trace yan sa abroad, magpa-file sa pamahalaan na kung pwede ay pabalikin dito kasi may kaso. Para bang pinapa-cancel mo ‘yong pasaporte,” Binay said in an interview Thursday.

The GA owner has an outstanding warrant of arrest issued against him for syndicated estafa in connection with GA’s Xevera housing project in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

The Vice President said he feared Lee’s escape, if true, will lead to loss of the public’s trust in the government.

“Ito po ang mga pagkakataong nawawalan ng tiwala ang mga kababayan natin sapagkat maliwanag pa sa araw ang kasong ito at talagang hot issue ang kasong ‘yon,” he said.

Binay, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, said he will not allow Lee to escape arrest and vowed to help the public regain its trust in the country’s judicial system.

“Hindi po ako papayag. Ibabalik po natin ang tiwala ng taumbayan,” he said.

He added he has written the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to confirm if Lee had indeed left the country..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/1499-vp-binay-wants-asiatique-owner%E2%80%99s-passport-cancelled

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