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Jejomar Binay files electoral protest vs Makati congressman Peña

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Defeated congressional bet Jejomar Binay accuses his opponent Kid Peña of buying votes in Makati City, allegedly handing out P500 to P2,000 per voter

NOT GIVING UP YET. Former vice president Jejomar Binay files an electoral protest against his victories opponent and now Makati 1st District Representative Kid Peña. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Abby Binay: I don’t feel victorious because my father lost

May 15, 2019 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) Reelected Mayor Abby Binay says she's hurting from the defeat of her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, in the congressional race

BITTERSWEET VICTORY. An emotional Makati Mayor Abby Binay  speaks during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. Seen behind her is her father Jejomar Binay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Peña faces graft charges for Makati's undelivered sports goods

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:10 PM

While former Makati acting mayor Kid Peña has yet to read the complaint against him he insists there was good governance under his watch

GRAFT COMPLAINT. Former Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña faces a graft complaint for an alleged irregular purchase committed under his short tenure in the city. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 1

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

CSC nullifies Kid Peña’s midnight appointments in Makati

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:12 AM

The Civil Service Commission nullifies 217 appointments saying these violated the election ban on appointments

VOIDED. The Civil Service Commission nullifies midnight appointments made by former Makati acting mayor Romulo Peña.

Abby Binay urges Comelec to dismiss Peña's electoral protest

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Incoming Makati mayor Abigail Binay says Kid Peña who lost the mayoral race miserably failed to support his vote buying allegations against her

DISMISS THE PETITION. Incoming Makati mayor Abby Binay wants the poll body to dismiss losing mayoral candidate Kid Peña's electoral protest against her. Photo by Rob Reyes

Kid Peña demands manual recount in Makati mayoral race

May 20, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Defeated acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña alleges massive vote buying behind the victory of his rival Representative Abigail Abby Binay Campos But Abby says it is the Peña camp that is capable of cheating not the Binays

CHEATED BY ABBY BINAY? Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña files an electoral protest before the Comelec against Representative Abby Binay, who beat him for mayor. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Kid Peña cries electoral fraud, plans protest vs Abby Binay

May 19, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The camp of winning mayoral candidate Abby Binay rejects Kid Peña s claims saying that Makati held clean elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler

VLOG: Kid Peña claims sabotage by Binays

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña promises a Bagong Makati during his proclamation rally

Kid Peña: Makati will be nat'l ‘laughing stock’ if you vote Binay

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña also cries foul against the Binays alleging that a faction of their camp is sabotaging services at the Ospital ng Makati and other social programs of the city

BAGONG MAKATI? Acting Mayor Kid Peña promises a new brand of leadership in the city if he wins as Makati local chief executive. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CA junks Junjun Binay’s case vs Roxas, Ombudsman

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The appellate court says the respondents including former justice secretary Leila de Lima and 5 others were just performing their duty in implementing the suspension order against the dismissed Makati mayor

A LOSS IN COURT. Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay loses the contempt case he filed against former Interior secretary Mar Roxas, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, ex-Justice secretary Leila de Lima, and acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña.

3 bets for Makati mayor: What do Binay, Jumawan, Peña promise?

Jan 22, 2016 - 5:00 PM

A member of a political dynasty a theater director and an acting mayor bare their initial plans if they become mayor of the country s richest local government unit

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN. The candidates for Makati mayor are art instructor Jimmy Jumawan, Makati Representative Abby Binay, and acting Mayor Kid Peña.

Makati suspends operations of school canteen after ‘food poisoning’

Jan 15, 2016 - 5:44 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin also says school administrators must ensure food safety in schools

PROBE ONGOING. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña promises a thorough investigation of the "food poisoning" incident in a public elementary school on January 14.

126 students suffer from 'food poisoning' in Makati

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:53 PM

4th UPDATE Most of the students who experienced dizziness and stomach pains after ingesting snacks bought from the school canteen have been discharged from the hospital

FOOD POISONING. The Makati city government reports at least a hundred cases of "food poisoning" on January 14.

Makati opens realty tax payment centers in 31 barangays

Jan 04, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the payment process can be finished within 4 minutes

EASE OF SERVICE. Instead of going to city hall, Makati residents may opt to pay their realty taxes at satellite payment centers in 31 barangays. File photo courtesy of the Makati Information and Community Relations Department

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

Jejomar Binay's greatest challenge

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:45 AM

His camp says Binay s core of supporters has remained solid despite all the mud thrown at him in 2015

Want extra income this Xmas? Makati hiring young interns

Dec 08, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The program is open to 400 students and out of school youth living in Makati

NEW INTERNS. The Makati Public Employment Service Office opens hundreds of paid internship positions for the Makati youth. Photo by EPA.

Makati to host Mega Job Fair on December 11

Dec 04, 2015 - 3:54 PM

52 companies will join the job fair including SM Supermarket Goldilocks and Dunkin Donuts

NEW VACANCY. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the job fair is the city government's Christmas gift to its residents. Rappler file photo

Kid Peña’s staff now using Junjun Binay’s 21st floor office in city hall

Nov 24, 2015 - 10:32 PM

If it were up to acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña he would drop the acting tag and consider himself as the city mayor for the remaining months until the elections

THE MAYOR'S OFFICE. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña emerges out of the mayor's office on the 21st floor, once used by dismissed Mayor Junjun Binay, after performing a wedding on November 24. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Was Abby Binay kicked out of her Makati city hall office?

Nov 10, 2015 - 5:13 PM

UPDATED Makati Representative Abby Binay alleges that acting Mayor Kid Peña shut down her office in city hall Peña s camp claims the lawmaker voluntarily vacated the satellite office

CLOSED. The office of Makati Representative Abby Binay in city hall is already locked and empty as of November 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Makati's poor residents on the Binays: End of an era?

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Is Makati City ripe for a new set of leaders? Some poor residents debate about it

A child holds a poster with VP Binay's photo during the stand off in Makati City.

Ospital ng Makati sets up help desk for patients

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:08 PM

The help desk is tasked to address complaints of slow services in the Ospital ng Makati

IMPROVED MEDICAL SERVICES. The new help desk in the Ospital ng Makati is operational starting November 3.

Abby Binay: Running for mayor a ‘big sacrifice’

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Kailangan yung ifi field mong kalaban ‘yung may ibubuga naman ‘yung may fighting chance against the sitting mayor the lawmaker says explaining why she agreed to be the opposition s mayoral bet in Makati

TANDEM. Makati second district representative Abby Binay with her running mate and Makati first district representative Monique Lagdameo as they file their certificates of candidacy on October 15. File photo by Rappler

Makati traffic investigators now on duty until 10 pm

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Makati Public Safety Department s traffic investigators now have a 2 10 pm shift from Mondays to Fridays

EXTENDED SHIFT. The Makati city government extends the work shift of its traffic investigators until 10 pm from Monday to Friday. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

Abby Binay files COC for Makati mayor

Oct 15, 2015 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED Makati Representative Abigail Binay is the fourth member of her family to run for mayor of the country s premier financial district Her husband Luis Campos is running for representative in the 2nd District of Makati

MAYORAL BID. If Makati Representative Abigail Binay (middle, holding COC) is elected as mayor, her family will retain political control of the city which it has held since 1986. Photo by Office of the Vice President Media Affairs

Daughter of Binay's accuser says she's ready to serve Makati

Oct 12, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Karla Mercado says she wants to become vice mayor just like her father to be of service to the people of Makati

TANDEM. Karla Mercado is acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña's running mate for the 2016 elections. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Kid Peña: I don’t consider the Binays as my enemies

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña files his certificate of candidacy to get his own mandate as mayor He will likely be challenged by one of the Binay children

IT'S OFFICIAL. With the color of the Liberal Party as his backdrop, acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña officially declares that he is running for mayor in 2016. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

VLOG: Acting Mayor Kid Peña files CoC for Makati mayor

Oct 12, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado s daughter will be his running mate

Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Kid Peña picks Ernesto Mercado’s daughter as vice in Makati polls

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Acting Mayor Kid Peña says he will run for mayor under the Liberal Party with Karla Mercado as his running mate

PEÑA-MERCADO TANDEM. Acting Mayor Kid Peña (left), who is running for mayor in Makati, is getting Ernesto Mercado's (middle) daughter, Karla (right), as his vice mayor candidate. Photo of Mercados from Karla Mercado's Facebook account

E-trikes to be deployed in Makati by March 2016

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:38 PM

At P160 per day for 3 years the drivers will be able to own the e trikes from the Japanese run Global Mobility Service

ECO-FRIENDLY. Electric tricycles like these will soon be deployed in Makati City. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Are Makati's cakes really 'overpriced'?

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Check the specifications and prices of cakes that two different suppliers have provided the Makati city government You decide which one is too expensive

MAKATI PERKS. Senior citizens receive a number of benefits from the Makati city government, including free cakes on their birthdays. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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Sep 30, 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Still ‘overpriced’? Makati acting mayor faces graft complaint over cakes

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Bobby Brillante says the cakes approved by Kid Peña are smaller by half than the old supplies and therefore overpriced by P3M

OVERPRICING? Former Makati Vice Mayor Bobby Brillante alleges that acting Mayor Kid Peña overpriced the city's free birthday cakes for senior citizens. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Makati city hall workers to receive cash incentive

Sep 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

Councilor King Yabut says that acting Mayor Kid Peña unfairly accused the city council of delaying the process to grant the incentive to employees

SALARY BONUS. The cash incentive that Makati city hall workers will be receiving is also mandated by Executive Order No 181. Photo from Wikipedia

Peña camp: Accusations vs Makati city hall official a ‘squid tactic’

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña s spokesperson Gilbert Delos Reyes defends Arthur Cruto who allegedly has P2 million worth of unliquidated cash advances

IN DEFENSE. The camp of Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña (right) says the allegations of the Binay camp against Makati Action Center officer-in-charge Arthur Cruto (right) is a 'vindictive move.' File photos by Rappler

Binay camp: Makati official has P2M in unliquidated cash advances

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says his administration will be looking into the claims made by the Vice President s camp

DEMAND. Vice President Jejomar Binay's spokesperson Joey Salgado (middle) asks acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña (left) to demand Makati Action Center officer-in-charge Arthur Cruto (right) liquidate his outstanding cash advances. File photos from Rappler

How Binay 'dummies' cornered Makati contracts for a decade

Aug 26, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The acting head of Makati s general services department found interlocking stockholders and signs of collusion in contracts alleged Binay dummies bagged

INTERLOCKING OWNERS. Lawyer Renato Bondal presents this illustration of the supposed 'Binay syndicate' of interlocking owners of companies that won Makati contracts. From Bondal's Powerpoint presentation

Makati auditing 19 more barangays for 'ghost' senior citizens

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the initial findings of the task force he authorized to audit the program are disturbing

FOR THE SENIORS. The Makati city government continues its audit of the city's Blu Card program for the elderly.

Makati names Goldilocks as supplier of birthday cakes

Aug 25, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Goldilocks is set to produce more than 31 000 birthday cakes for Makati senior citizens

'YOU'RE THE ONE, GOLDILOCKS.' Makati senior citizens celebrating their birthdays until the end of the year will now be receiving birthday cakes like this one from the city government. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Ex-Makati official says Senate probe testimony 'flawed'

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Ryan Barcelo former OIC and current assistant department head of the Makati Social Welfare Program defends the city s BLU card program for senior citizens

THE TRUTH? Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto took his oath before testifying during a Senate hearing on August 20. A former city government official, however, questions his claims. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay camp defends Makati program for senior citizens

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:29 PM

UPDATED Joey Salgado spokesperson for the Vice President calls Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto s Senate testimony a demolition through PowerPoint

REBUTTAL. Joey Salgado slams Arthur Cruto's testimony, saying that Makati senior citizens receive benefits personally. File photos by Rappler

Makati losing P367M a year from ‘ghost' beneficiaries – official

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto tells the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee that some of Makati s elderly allegedly continue to receive their benefits two years after their death

UNDER OATH. Arthur Cruto takes oath at the Senate hearing. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Trillanes: Makati has 'ghost' senior citizens

Aug 19, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Joey Salgado media affairs head of the Vice President s Office denies the accusations saying Can he produce actual death certificates and other documents? We doubt it We expect more half truths and lies in tomorrow s hearings

GHOSTS? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Makati City of having ghost senior citizen beneficiaries. File photo from Senate PRIB

Makati gov’t confiscates beauty products sold in Guadalupe

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Under orders from acting Mayor Kid Peña the Makati Health Department confiscates beauty and cosmetic products banned by the Food and Drug Administration

BANNED. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña issues the directive after EcoWaste Coalition sent him a complaint letter about the products. File photo of Peña by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Makati Homeville families: Leave us out of politics, just deliver services

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña creates a task force that will fast track relocated Makati residents access to water electricity and land titles

KID'S PROMISE. Makati Mayor Kid Peña giving his speech in front of the Makati Homeville residents on August 13. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kid Peña to visit Binay-time relocation site in Laguna

Aug 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña plans to continue providing services to the relocation site in Calauan Laguna which a Binay critic alleged was overpriced

Lone supplier places bid on Makati’s cake-giving program

Aug 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Makati looks to replace Bakerite after the awarding of contract was put on hold

Binay camp: Makati birthday cakes bidding ‘highly questionable’

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:02 PM

2nd UPDATE Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña says there is no proof supporting the Binay camp s allegations against him

RIGGED BIDDING? The camp of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay questions the bidding conference of the Makati birthday cakes that occurred as Kid Peña sits as acting mayor of the city. File photos by Rappler