Binay corruption - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Binay corruption


Duterte on Robredo, PH journalists, EU on hate speech | 12PM wRap

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:02 PM

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Binay camp: No regrets about strategy vs allegations

May 09, 2016 - 1:15 AM

United Nationalist Alliance UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan maintains the Senate is not the proper venue for Vice President Jejomar Binay to respond to accusations

Trillanes: ‘I have every right to say Binay is corrupt’

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay the only presidential candidate at the Pilipinas 2016 debate is seen booing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DEBATE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (right) hits Vice President Jejomar Binay, the presidential candidate of Senator Gringo Honasan (left) at the vice presidential debate on April 10, 2016.

Cruz beats Trump, Binay’s plunder case, Japan’s robot farm | 6PM wRap

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:46 PM

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Senate blue ribbon report vs Binay submitted before plenary

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED Subcommittee chairperson Koko Pimentel says a grand conspiracy was committed in the alleged overpricing of the Makati city hall parking building II

BEFORE THE PLENARY. Senator Koko Pimentel presents before the Senate plenary the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee report recommending plunder charges to filed against Vice President Jejomar Binay and other Makati city hall officials.

Enrile: Too sick for detention, but fit to work?

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Supreme Court released the aging Senator Enrile on bail for humanitarian reasons but he manages to grill witnesses in two hearings last week

OUT ON BAIL. Does Senator Juan Ponce Enrile deserve to remain a free man after last week's Senate investigations? Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After Senate probe, Binay critic pushes witness protection review

Jan 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says whistleblowers face a number of risks including death threats and failure to financially support their families

STAR WITNESS. Former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado was a key witness during the Senate's investigation into the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay. File photo by Rappler

Enrile to Binay critic: Why are you citing second party info?

Jan 27, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s participation in the hearing on corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay was pretty tame

QUESTIONING TESTIMONIES. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (right) sits beside Senator Koko Pimentel during the last Senate blue ribbon subcommittee hearing on Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo by Lito Boras/

After Senate probe, Binay no longer ‘king-in-waiting’ – Trillanes

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:54 PM

But the Vice President camp says the Senate probe ended the same way it began – with half truths rehashed lies and baseless allegations

JUGGERNAUT NO MORE? Senator Antonio Trillanes (right) says the yearlong Senate probe on the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay may have an effect on his presidential bid.

Trillanes: Binay lied in TV ad on Senate probe

Jan 26, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The Binay camp in return slams the members of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee for failing to read all documents submitted before them

BINAY LYING? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV throws a new allegation against Vice President Jejomar Binay on January 26. File photo from the Senate PRIB

Comelec’s draft ballot, Senate probe on Binay, Planet Nine | 6PM wRap

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:03 PM

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Escudero: It's not logical to support VP Binay again

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Escudero says he can t back Binay the way he did back in 2010 since the VP has kept mum on corruption allegations

NOT 2010 ELECTIONS. Senator Francis Escudero says he can't support Vice President Jejomar Binay when the latter hasn't answered the corruption allegations he is facing. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Binay wants new form of pork barrel for Congress

Sep 28, 2015 - 3:15 PM

The Vice President says lawmakers have to be given the capacity again to immediately help their constituents financially

COURTING SUPPORT. Vice President Jejomar Binay discusses on September 28, 2015, his platform before members of National Unity Party, which has yet to decide whom to endorse in 2016. Photo from the Twitter post of Mon Ilagan

Aquino: No corruption claims when Binay was housing czar

Sep 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Updated President Aquino says of corruption allegations against Binay: I have yet to see anything that he did as head of the housing sector

ALLIES NO MORE. Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and President Benigno Aquino III before Binay's resignation from the Aquino Cabinet to lead the opposition campaign for 2016. File photo from OVP

In new ad, Binay calls Senate probe 'masakit'

Sep 22, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Binay seeks to gain viewers sympathy for the Senate probe into claims that he earned kickbacks from reportedly overpriced Makati infrastructure projects

'SPECULATION, MALICE.' In a new TV ad, Vice President Jejomar Binay says the Senate probe is meant to destroy his reputation. Screenshot from Binay's ad

Binay to talk transparency in UPLB

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The Vice President speaks Tuesday at the Forum on Governance Transparency and Social Transformation that political science students have organized

TRANSPARENCY SPEAKER. Vice President Jejomar Binay will speak at a forum on transparency at UP Los Baños on Tuesday, September 15. File OVP photo

TIMELINE: Binay’s plunder case, one year after

Jul 22, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Here’s a review of what has happened since the plunder complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay was filed before the Ombudsman on July 22 2014

Binay steps down, Bloomberg on Poe, military plane crash | 12PM wRap

Jul 01, 2015 - 12:10 PM

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Binay: I will continue anti-corruption campaign

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says in a media forum that he is not corrupt but simply innovative

VP Jejomar Binay Media Forum at the Luneta Hotel on June 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'AMLC must probe Binay dollar accounts in '90s'

May 28, 2015 - 7:25 PM

Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado says: I can t see where VP Binay gets the gall to say he only has 5 bank accounts He is too forgetful

UNDISCOVERED ACCOUNTS. Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado shows bank records of VP Binay's supposed foreign accounts. Slide from Mercado's Powerpoint presentation

Aquino: 'Man to beat' Binay should explain on corruption claims

May 25, 2015 - 5:17 PM

The President says whether Binay remains the 2016 front runner rests on his ability to be able to answer all of the allegations that he is being confronted with

SURVEYS SAY, BUT... President Aquino acknowledges that Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) tops the surveys for 2016, but whether this will be maintained rests on his ability to explain the allegations of corruption against him. File photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Binay apologizes to BSP for controversy

May 22, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay tells scout leaders he is dismayed that people are criticizing him who has dedicated his time to serving government and the country

DISMAYED. Vice President Jejomar Binay, shown here swearing in the newly elected executives of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, says he feels dismayed that people are now criticizing him who dedicated his time to serve. Photo by Karlos Manlupig, Rappler

Antonio Tiu to Senate: Desperate to see me? I’ll go

May 19, 2015 - 9:51 AM

I do not know where the logic of citing me in contempt comes from But if they’re so desperate to see me in person then I’ll go says the controversial businessman

BACK TO THE LION'S DEN. Businessman Antonio Tiu faces the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on October 30, 2014. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Nancy Binay on freeze order: Roxas 'so desperate'

May 13, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Senator Nancy Binay says her family will not waive bank secrecy rights to disprove corruption allegations What for? Para saan?

'ALL 2016.' Senator Nancy Binay says the Court of Appeals freeze order on her father's bank accounts are a 'desperate' move of the Liberal Party. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Critic: Binay 'earned' from Makati nursing school

May 05, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Lawyer Renato Bondal claims a private doctor acts as Vice President Binay s dummy earning from the College of Nursing of University of Makati

BINAY CRITICS. Lawyer Renato Bondal (rightmost) and former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado (2nd from left) return to the Senate with new allegations against Vice President Binay. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Critic: Binay relocation program overpriced but...

Apr 16, 2015 - 4:05 PM

How did lawyer Renato Bondal come up with the P1 billion overpricing estimate? We have a pretty good feeling there is overpricing

'WE HAVE A FEELING.' Vice President Jejomar Binay's critic Renato Bondal tells senators the Makati relocation project was overpriced by P1 billion but offers no proof. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay wants anti-bullying law for public officials

Apr 14, 2015 - 11:55 AM

Vice President Binay says: If there is a law against bullying in schools there should also be a law against bullying public officials

ANTI-BULLYING LAW? Vice President Jejomar Binay says the Senate inquiry is a forum for 'bullying.' File photo from the Office of the Vice President

BOI on Purisima, Junjun Binay, Pacquiao-Mayweather face-off | The wRap

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:39 PM

The board of inquiry on Mamasapano says Purisima acted without authority Makati Mayor Junjun Binay refuses to step down Pacquiao and Mayweather face off in Los Angeles

Binay suspension, Alan Cayetano on MILF, UFC stars for Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:11 PM

The Ombudsman suspends Junjun Binay Alan Cayetano asks the MILF to submit to the judicial process UFC fighters say Pacquiao can floor Mayweather

PNP-SAF chief, Junjun Binay, US blizzard | The wRap

Jan 27, 2015 - 7:11 PM

The chief of the Special Action Forces is relieved of his post Junjun Binay slams the Senate’s telenovela probe A blizzard hits the Northeastern United States

FAST FACTS: The Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:39 PM

National presidents used to hold the BSP post for only two years but Binay has held on to the position for close to two decades Why is it of interest?

MEMORIAL. Scouts commemorated in the 2013 Scout Memorial Day the 20 Boy Scouts and 4 scoutmasters who died in a plane crash in 1963. Photo by Leanne Jazul

2nd plunder case filed vs Binays

Dec 16, 2014 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Renato Bondal files a second plunder complaint for alleged rigged bidding and overpricing of the Makati Science High School building

Co-accused may testify vs Elenita Binay in graft case

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The government is looking at dropping charges against former Makati Councilor Ernesto Aspillaga and presenting him as state witness against the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay

WITNESS. Government prosecutors want the Sandiganbayan to allow former Makati councilor Ernesto Aspillaga to testify vs Elenita Binay. Rappler file photo

Binay arrives early in Yolanda Cabinet meeting

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay is uncharacteristically early in a Cabinet meeting days after the President says he is free to leave

EARLY ARRIVAL. Vice President Jejomar Binay arrives early for a Cabinet meeting on Yolanda rehabilitation efforts just days after the President said he is free to leave the Cabinet. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Antonio Tiu submits 'proof' of 'Hacienda Binay' ownership

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Senators leading the probe into the alleged overpriced Makati building criticize the businessman for presenting a document that was not notarized

MAKATI PROBE. Businessman Antonio Tiu responds to questions at the Senate probe on the alleged overpriced Makati building on October 30, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Trillanes on Tiu: From 'good friend' to 'Binay’s dummy'

Oct 24, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says whatever friendship he had with Antonio Tiu won t stop him from unmasking the businessman

FRIENDS TO FOES. Businessman Antonio Tiu (L) and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (R) during an ocular at the Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Farm or the so-called 'Hacienda Binay' on October 23, 2014. Photo by Rappler

'Binay will overcome' – Erap

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:28 PM

This is a demolition thing says former President Joseph Estrada Even if they have done that the Vice President is still on top of everybody

File photo by Ayee Macaraig, Rappler

Binay camp: Senate a 'kangaroo court,' futile to attend probe

Oct 20, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Reacting to an SWS survey the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay insists that appearing before a Senate probe is a waste of time

'NOT US.' Malacañang denies any hand in the attacks against Vice President Jejomar Binay. File photo from OVP

De Lima to Binay camp: I cannot be intimidated

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says that based on the information disclosed at the Senate hearings her department will most likely investigate Vice President Jejomar Binay

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Binay wealth: Highest jump when he became 2010 VP

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s 2010 SALN shows that his net worth rose by more than 13 million equivalent to 31 compared to 2009 It s the highest increase among his public declarations of wealth

The Lord of Makati: Can Binay explain his wealth?

Sep 16, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Corruption is an issue that has been raised against Jejomar Binay in every election since 1988 but proves immaterial to voters according to this Newsbreak investigative report published March 28 2001


Rappler Newscast | September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Senate invites VP Binay to explain kickback allegations Gov t claims typhoon Luis brought zero casualty Palparan is home now in army HQ detention cell