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SC greenlights prosecution of construction firm chief over Makati parking building

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:28 PM

The Supreme Court's Second Division does not give weight to the argument of Hilmarc's Construction chief Efren Canlas that he, as a private individual, cannot be charged for violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

MASSIVE OVERPRICING. The Senate wants Binay charged with plunder over 'an alarming pattern of overpricing' of the Makati parking building 2. File photo

COA tells Makati City gov't to pay balance of Hilmarc's 2013 contract

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:09 PM

The Commission on Audit tells the Makati City government to pay the P53.2 million balance for Hilmarc's work on the air conditioning system of the second building of the city hall

WATCH: 'World-class' prices for Binay's parking building

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:03 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Toilet fixtures in the controversial Makati parking building cost way beyond current retail prices

WATCH: Red flags in 'overpriced' Makati infra projects

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Contrary to what bid documents show one contractor denies participating in the 2007 bidding for Phase 1 of the controversial Makati City Hall parking building

DOCUMENT: Binay affidavit says no proof of overpricing

Jun 02, 2015 - 1:40 PM

In an affidavit he submitted to the Senate in November 2014 Vice President Binay presents 5 arguments to deny the Makati parking building was overpriced

BINAY'S DEFENSE. Vice President Binay releases the affidavit he submitted to the Senate to disprove allegations of overpricing. File photo by Jonathan Vicencio

Panel finds basis to indict Binays for graft

May 09, 2015 - 5:02 PM

UPDATED The charge sets the stage for a possible impeachment of Vice President Binay considered the man to beat in the 2016 presidential race

Binay may be cited in contempt for defying suspension order

Mar 12, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan says the suspension order stands in the absence of any temporary restraining order from a higher court

Ombudsman: No undue haste in Binay suspension

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:01 PM

The complaints against Binay et al were filed as early as July 2014 and the period of 8 months is a reasonable amount of time says Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan

Makati Mayor Binay: 'I'm not leaving'

Mar 12, 2015 - 12:43 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay spends the night with his son at the Makati City Hall and urges Mayor Junjun Binay to remain strong in fighting his suspension order

STANDING FIRM. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay says he will exhaust all legal remedies to question the Ombudsman's suspension order against him. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

'Guilt strong' vs Junjun Binay – Ombudsman

Mar 11, 2015 - 5:50 PM

The Ombudsman observes that the twin requisites for the preventive suspension have sufficiently been met

PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay is ordered suspended by the Ombudsman. File photo

Ombudsman OKs preliminary probe vs VP Binay and son

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The complaint stems from alleged irregularities in the construction of a Makati carpark building also the subject of a drawn out probe at the Senate

File photo by AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on the Makati City Hall building

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee continues its investigation on the alleged overpricing of Makati City hall parking building

2014 'Wagi at lugi,' winners and losers

Dec 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM

You may or may not agree with some of the choices We d like to hear from you so let us know if we have a common deck for this year s winners and losers under this section

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

What did Binay tell Church leaders?

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:33 PM

The Vice President s camp says he accepted the invitation of the CBCP for a meeting but a Church source says it was the other way around

Iloilo building probe: Will Senate go easy on Drilon?

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The Senate blue ribbon committee begins its probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center the Senate President s pet project which was built by the same contractor for the Makati City Hall Building 2

'I WELCOME THE INVESTIGATION.' A file photo of Senate President Franklin Drilon

‘Makati Science HS building also overpriced, chop-chop’

Nov 06, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Whistleblowers point to another alleged overpriced building project in Makati City

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on 'overpriced' Makati parking building | November 6, 2014

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:38 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee continues its investigation on the alleged overpriced Makati city hall building

The anatomy of corruption, Part 2

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:13 PM

Love of money is the root of all kinds of evil Some people eager for money have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs writes St Paul to Timothy Amen to that

Binay's 'dear friend' got P1.3B contracts in 4 years

Oct 11, 2014 - 7:54 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Vice President Jejomar Binay s close associate Gerry Limlingan has been allegedly monopolizing security and janitorial services in the city of Makati

'Hilmarc's execs should be charged with Binays in graft case'

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:19 AM

The motion of the complainants in the graft case against the Binays alleges that 10 Hilmarc’s executives are co conspirators in the scheme to unconscionably raid the public funds

Rappler Newscast | September 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Vice President Binay’s lead drops in polls Toilet fixtures in Makati building way above market prices Protests in Hong Kong disrupt travel and business

Trillanes: 'Blacklist' Makati building firm from gov't deals

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Don t be afraid to tell the truth senators tell Hillmarc s executives at the Senate probe on the alleged overpriced Makati building

HILLMARC'S REP. Hillmarc's chairman Efren Canlas testifies at the Senate probe on the alleged overpriced Makati building that his company had constructed. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on 'overpriced' Makati parking building | September 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:42 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee continues its investigation on the alleged overpriced Makati city hall building

Remulla: Senate follows 'rules of ambition' in Makati probe

Sep 09, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Vice President Binay s spokesman alludes to Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano who have led the interrogation of resource persons

'RULES OF AMBITION.' Vice President Jejomar Binay's spokesman says it's unlikely that the vice president will face the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee. File photo

Trillanes: CCTV won't explain how Binays plundered Makati

Sep 08, 2014 - 10:06 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV reacts to Senator Nancy Binay s request for CCTV footage on Senate probe

TRILLANES. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Binay: Senate probe ‘badly written telenovela’

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Cayetano and Trillanes say Binay s hour long press briefing failed to justify the price of the Makati building and showed the VP is on panic mode

'DIVERSION KING.' Binay's critics Cayetano and Trillanes say he failed to explain how the Makati building was so expensive. Photo by Jonathan Vicencio/Office of the Vice President

COA: ‘Many questions’ on Makati building

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:36 PM

COA chief Grace Tan says the lack of details in the phasing of the construction of the Makati building and the additional funding were questionable

COA AUDIT. Senators ask COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan to fast-tract the COA special audit into the allegedly overpriced Makati "parking building." Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB