‘Villar’s take was P400M’

Madrigal to show evidence as Senate starts trial.

MANILA, Philippines—The show must go on.

Sen. Jamby Madrigal will present evidence at the start of the trial on Monday of Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. that he pocketed over P400 million in profits from payment of road right-of-way and overpriced properties as a result of the C-5 road extension project, her lawyer said.

Lawyer Ernesto Francisco Sunday met with civil society groups and outlined Madrigal’s evidence in a bid to drum up support for her ethics complaint against Villar in the trial to be conducted by the Senate committee of the whole.

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