Unethical conduct in C-5 extension project cited
MANILA, Philippines—A draft report by the Senate committee of the whole is seeking the censure of Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. after finding him to have engaged in improper and unethical conduct in connection with the C-5 road extension project.
The report, which an official of a political party furnished the Philippine Daily Inquirer, said Villar’s involvement in the C-5 project in Parañaque and Las Piñas cities “made the Filipino suffer the total amount of P6.22 billion.”
The committee demanded the money’s return.
The money came from the realigned P4.28 billion for the extension project, the P1.8 billion spent for the original project but which was wasted due to the realignment, and the P141.1 million in overpriced right-of-way payments for Villar’s real estate companies.
The report was released before Congress took its