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Pag-IBIG loan scam suspect maintains innocence

  • Written by Hector Lawas
  • Published in Nation
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REAL estate developer Delfin Lee accused in the P6.65 billion estafa case yesterday insisted that all transactions involving the controversial Globe Asiatique (GA) projects went through the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig) which had the final say on approving them.
   
Lee pointed out that Pag-Ibig itself has admitted he owes no money to the government
   
“Pag-Ibig chief Darlene Berberabe’s statement that Lee is using the Senate is a direct afront and insult to the committee,” Lee’s camp said.
   
They also bared letters showing that as early as 2010, the developer discovered defaulting accounts and asked permission from Pag-IBIG to have these replaced belying Vice President Jejomar Binay’s claim that they had “discovered” anomalies when he assumed the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council post.
   
Lee is reacting to latest statements the supposed irregularities was “massive in nature” particularly with regards to Lee’s Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corp.
   
Lee cited Berberabe statement saying he did not owe P6 billion at all, and even admitted they owe him some P600 million.
   
It was also learned that contrary to claims of thousands of complainants, only 199  out of 9,951 Pag-IBIG Fund borrowers from the Xevera housing projects in Pampanga out of 9,951 have actually filed complaints against Globe Asiatique.
   
Lee was arrested on March 6, 2014 for the P6.6 -billion GA housing scam.