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DOJ approves another libel case vs Trillanes filed by ex-VP Binay

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The case covers media statements by Trillanes that there is a "P100 million racket a year" in Makati City

NEXT LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is charged for another libel case that stemmed from the complaints of Jejomar and Junjun Binay for media statements made at the height of Senate investigations in 2015 into alleged corruption in Makati City.

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Apr 20, 2017 - 8:39 PM

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Sandiganbayan to pursue corruption charges vs Junjun Binay

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay will be arraigned on May 18

JUNJUN'S BATTLES. Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay photographed here in 2015 fiercely fighting the Ombudsman's orders against him which followed the investigations into the overpriced parking building. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Court denies Jejomar Binay's motion for separate trial from son

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The former vice president former Mayor Junjun Binay and some Makati City officials are accused of irregularities in connection with the city hall parking building

Ombudsman urges Sandiganbayan: Junk Binay's bid to re-raffle 14 cases

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM

State prosecutors argue that raffling off the cases to different divisions would lead to a chaotic trial and unnecessary delays – contrary to the former vice president s wish for a speedy disposition of his cases

JEJOMAR BINAY. Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Sandiganbayan acquits Elenita Binay in overpricing case

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:10 AM

It s the former Makati mayor s second acquittal this month

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

Trillanes enters 'not guilty' plea in Binay libel case

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Binay camp says they are already looking forward to the conviction of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV prompting the senator to say Kontrolado ba nila korte sa Makati?

File photo by Rappler

Court issues hold departure order vs ex-VP Binay, 11 others

Jul 19, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The Sandiganbayan Third Division orders the Bureau of Immigration to prevent former vice president Jejomar Binay his son Junjun and several others from leaving the country

JEJOMAR BINAY. Vice President and presidential candidate Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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Jul 15, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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Ex-VP Binay posts bail, 'eager' to prove innocence

Jul 15, 2016 - 1:51 PM

UPDATED Former Vice President Jejomar C Binay is eager to go to court to prove the grave abuses of the Ombudsman and have these frivolous cases dismissed says lawyer Daniel Subido

READY TO GO TO COURT. Vice President Jejomar Binay is ready to defend himself against corruption allegations in court, says his camp. File photo by Hensell Hebaya/Rappler

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Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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Criminal charges filed vs ex-VP Binay over Makati building

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:32 AM

3rd UPDATE Former vice president Jejomar Binay faces charges of graft falsification of documents and violation of the Government Procurement Act

CRIMINAL CHARGES. Two weeks after he steps down from the vice presidency, Jejomar Binay is slapped with criminal charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by John Javellana

CA ruling on Trillanes reminder vs abuse of lawmaker's privileges – Binay camp

May 24, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The Binay camp says the Court of Appeals decision shows that even a senator like Antonio Trillanes IV cannot abuse his powers to malign and bully others

GUILTY TRILLANES. Dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay is victorious on the contempt case he filed against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

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.

Ombudsman gets threat; still no COA report

Mar 11, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says It is doubly malicious to charge that a group was hired to demolish any candidate In fact it is the candidate’s team that has been trying to demolish me

FIGHTING CORRUPTION. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales says fighting corruption has been the 'reason' for her life. Rappler file photo

Binay camp: COA violated own rules in Makati building probe

Mar 10, 2016 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED UNA president Toby Tiangco says had the report been about the Aquino administration s PDAF or DAP COA and the Ombudsman would have hesitated to proceed with the special audit

DEMOLITION JOB? The UNA camp claims the COA's special audit report on the Makati City Hall Parking Building II is part of detractors' plan to derail Vice President Jejomar Binay's presidential bid. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

VP Binay liable for graft and corruption – COA

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The Vice President s son says he finds the investigations highly questionable considering that Binay is seeking the presidency

ME? Vice President and presidential candidate Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Court issues hold departure order vs Junjun Binay, ex-Makati execs

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:13 PM

UPDATED Sandiganbayan Third Division Presiding Judge Amparo Cabotaje Tang says the court issued the HDOs on March 2

HOLD DEPARTURE ORDER. Dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay says he's not going anywhere. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Makati building probe: Binay camp denies pressuring Ombudsman

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The Binay camp says the accusation of pressure is a diversionary tactic by the Ombudsman

Who's pressuring who on Makati building COA report?

Mar 05, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Binay s camp accuses the Ombudsman of exerting pressure The Office of the Ombudsman says Binay pleaded with a COA official not to release the audit report on the Makati City Hall building II until after elections

Ombudsman junks Junjun Binay's appeal on dismissal order

Feb 05, 2016 - 2:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the order to dismiss Makati mayor Junjun Binay was not premature and that he was given due process

STILL DISMISSED. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales denies former Makati mayor Junjun Binay's petition appealing his dismissal order.

Ombudsman upholds criminal charges vs VP Binay, son

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:48 PM

UPDATED The Office of the Ombudsman junks the appeal of the Binays and 22 Makati officials saying it presented quantum of proof to find probable cause to indict them over the alleged overpriced Makati carpark building

DECISION UPHELD. The Ombudsman says it has jurisdiction to conduct a preliminary investigation on Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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

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.

'New witness' vs Binay as Senate resumes probe January 26

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the hearing will tackle a new issue that is very material to the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

UNFAZED. What would the latest Senate investigation reveal about Vice President Jejomar Binay? His camp remains undeterred. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Binay camp on reopening Senate probe: Trillanes just wants publicity

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:59 PM

We pity Senator Trillanes says Joey Salgado a spokesperson for Vice President Jejomar Binay referring to the senator s low ratings in the vice presidential polls

MORE SENATE HEARINGS? The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay hits Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over the latter's proposal to resume the Senate inquiry into the corruption allegations against the Vice President.

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.

3rd plunder complaint filed vs Junjun Binay

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Lawyer Renato Bondal accuses two so called dummy companies of Vice President Jejomar Binay of cornering P828 million worth of contracts in Makati City

NEW COMPLAINT. Lawyer Renato Bondal files yet another plunder complaint against dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay.

Makati renews contracts with Binay 'dummies'

Dec 02, 2015 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED Omni and Corporate Solutions are initially disqualified but their motions for reconsideration are later accepted

DUMMIES. Omni Security Investigation and Corporate Solutions are allegedly fronts for Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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

Abused by elected officials? How SC struck down condonation doctrine

Nov 16, 2015 - 7:30 PM

From July 2013 to December 2014 more than 100 cases filed by the Ombudsman were dismissed because the officials in question invoked the condonation doctrine

DOCTRINE NO MORE. The Supreme Court rules to abandon the 56-year-old doctrine of condonation, which elected officials has been using to protect themselves from administrative offenses. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Ryan Jaworski’s arraignment moved to Feb 2016

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Jaworski makes his first public appearance before the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 139 since figuring in an alleged buy bust operation turned shootout with police officers

COURT APPEARANCE. Ryan Joseph Jaworski (middle, in blue) with his lawyers Terence Dawang (left) and Richard Nethercott (right) at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 139 on November 11. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler  Photo by Lito Boras/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

Binay camp: Ombudsman’s order vs Junjun Binay a ‘calculated attack’

Oct 31, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The Binay camp alleges that the Ombudsman s dismissal order was meant to preempt the Court of Appeals

REBUTTAL. The camp of Makati mayor Junjun Binay slams the latest decision of Ombudsman Carpio-Morales to dismiss him from public office. File photos by Rappler

CA junks Junjun Binay's petition vs 2nd suspension order

Oct 30, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The appellate court deems Binay s petition as overtaken if not superseded by his recent dismissal order from the Ombudsman

JUNKED. Will this CA ruling mark the end of dismissed Makati mayor Junjun Binay's chances to return to city hall? File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

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

Alphaland execs file libel case vs whistle-blower Ernesto Mercado

Oct 14, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Roberto Ongpin and Mario Oreta of Alphaland jointly file a libel complaint against former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado for his allegedly malicious statements

LIBELOUS? Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado faces a new libel complaint from Alphaland executives. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Art instructor runs for Makati mayor

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Jimmy Jumawan says he has a high regard for suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and vice mayor turned acting mayor Kid Peña

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

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

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Junjun Binay

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:47 PM

2nd UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the suspended Makati mayor s perpetual disqualification from holding public office

DISMISSED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the suspension of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay on October 9, 2015.

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

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 gov’t starts audit of casual employees

Sep 17, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The Makati Action Center audits more than 1 700 casual workers to investigate the alleged ghost employees

ARE YOU A 'GHOST?' A Makati city hall casual employee is asked to name her direct supervisor and two of her barangay officials. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler