Vice-President Jejomar Binay was silent on the identities of what seemed to be influential personalities supporting the release of detained businessman Delfin Lee following his arrest for syndicated estafa.
Binay said that he already met with President Benigno Aquino and talked about a report given to him by an official of Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund, which is chaired by the vice-president.
Based on the report given earlier to Binay by Assistant Secretary Daniel Subido said, “It is incredulous for the Philippine National Police (PNP) to even consider releasing an apprehended accused based on the mere representations of the latter’s lawyer on the purported invalidity of the warrant of arrest.”
“Clearly, there must have been influential people that worked on the actual delisting of Mr. Lee from the Warrant of Arrest Information System and pressured the PNP to cause Mr. Lee’s release despite the existence of a valid warrant of arrest,” said Subido, the deputy secretary general of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).
Binay added that the Subido report was the first topic of the conversation with President.
The vice-president did not give further details of the conversation and he also refused to mention the names of persons supposedly supporting Delfin Lee.