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Nancy Binay on father’s foes: We’ve already forgiven them

Nearly four years after her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, was subjected to a strenuous and extensive public investigation on his alleged corrupt acts by three of her colleagues, Sen. Nancy Binay yesterday said she and her family have forgiven her father’s accusers.

Except for one, however, who Sen. Binay admitted she had not been even civil with, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
Senator Binay was candid in admitting that she’s still not on speaking terms with Trillanes, the main accuser of her father unlike in the case of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.
Cayetano, actively participated in the said probe against the former vice president which took place in 2014 and ended in January 2016, just few months before the May 2016 elections where Binay ran as a presidential candidate.
“Hindi kami nag-uusap. Hindi rin kami nag-a-eye contact (We are not talking. We also don’t do eye contact),” she told reporters when asked on her working relationship on Trillanes.
“Look away. Hindi ko pa kaya (I still can’t),” she candidly said, when asked on instances whenever she and Trillanes would cross path at the Senate.
Trillanes, it can be recalled, initiated the probe against the former Vice President on the alleged corrupt deals of the latter when he was still Makati City mayor and the probe was actively participated in by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, then as chair of the blue ribbon subcommittee, and former Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.
The former vice president was a partymate of Pimentel in PDP-Laban until he decided to bolt out and made official the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) as a party.
Cayetano, sought to replace her father during the 2016 elections, with Trillanes as a rival. Both were defeated by administration candidate, by Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.
Senator Binay said she now “happy” with her being a senator as she’s now able to really focus on her work as whatever “tension” she had been dealing with in the past has lessened.
Asked if they had apologized to her and her family, the senator was quick in answering in the negative.
But they had been forgiven, nonetheless, she said especially since her father has turned very religious by attending to a regular Bible study.

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