Renato Bondal - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Renato Bondal


Jejomar Binay, son face more graft charges over Makati Science High School

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The plunder complaint is still alive as the Ombudsman continues to investigate the overpricing allegation

MORE GRAFT CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan for his graft charges over the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Parking Building. File photo by Darren Langit/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/

Makati court: Full-blown trial of Binay's suit vs critics 'necessary'

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:58 PM

UPDATED Judge Elpidio Calis of Makati RTC Branch 133 denies the motions of the Vice President s critics to dismiss the P200 million damage suit against them

TWO-WAY RULING? The latest decision of the Makati RTC over Vice President Jejomar Binay's damage suit against his detractors may or may not work in his favor. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

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.

Junjun Binay’s case, Duterte’s admirer, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

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.

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

Critic files new plunder complaint vs VP Binay, Junjun Binay

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Lawyer Renato Bondal accuses the respondents of pocketting P500 million from the University of Makati College of Nursing

NEW COMPLAINT. Lawyer Renato Bondal files a new plunder complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) and his son, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (right). File photos by Rappler

Critic files malversation complaint vs Binay siblings

Sep 01, 2015 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Renato Bondal revives allegation he made months ago that Makati congresswoman Abby Binay and Mayor Junjun Binay released funds to fake NGOs

THE ACCUSED. New allegations are thrown against suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (left) and Makati Representative Abby Binay (right). File photos by Rappler

Binay ‘dummies,’ CHED budget, Korean talks | 6PM wRap

Aug 26, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

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

Anti-graft group honors Ninoy Aquino in Makati motorcade

Aug 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The motorcade of the United Makati Against Corruption also aims to highlight the ongoing fight to end corruption in the country

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

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

Binay critic: Makati nursing school overpriced, 'rigged'

May 11, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Lawyer Renato Bondal tells senators the bidding and awarding of the contract for the University of Makati nursing building were completed in just 7 days

BIDDING. Lawyer Renato Bondal tells senators it was anomalous that the bidding for the University of Makati College of Nursing building was completed in just 7 days. File photo by Mark Cristino/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

VP Binay did not abandon Makati Homeville residents – spokesman

Apr 20, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The warm welcome that residents gave the Vice President over the weekend was proof he didn t abandon them contrary to a critic s claim says Binay s spokesman

THOSE WHO ARE ABLE. Residents with the means to build their own houses are encouraged to do so. Those who can’t, will move to the housing units.

Makati Home Ville: Where lies the truth?

Apr 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Many of the residents actually agree that their life is better at Makati Home Ville

THE NEXT PHASE. The housing units at Phase 3 of the relocation site are completed only 4 years after the first relocatees arrive in Makati Home Ville.

Aquino on Espina, Binay vs Poe, ‘royal baby’ | The wRap

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The president confirms Espina did resign Binay’s camp claims it’s not worried about Grace Poe The countdown for the ‘royal baby’ begins

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

The secret to Binay's success

Apr 12, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Yearly Christmas bonanzas help the Binays remain in power

A Mormon church, Binay dummies, and a land scam

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The two dissenting opinions of two Ombudsman higher ups on the purchase by Erlinda Chong of the Comembo property were singularly overturned by Ombudsman Aniano Desierto

PODCAST: Junjun Binay in jail is open warfare – Bondal

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Since launching the offensive against the Binays Bondal says he has been receiving death threats which he takes seriously

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

Why Mercado surfaced to turn against Binay

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Two days after his second appearance in the Senate another emissary approaches Mercado with a more definite counter offer – P1 billion for his silence

‘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

The Jojo Binay that Mercado knew

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Mercado knows of Vice President Jejomar Binay s secrets as well as his weaknesses

De Lima orders NBI to investigate Binay family

Oct 16, 2014 - 6:44 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima intends to pursue the investigation amid threats of disbarment saying only President Benigno Aquino III or the Ombudsman can stop her

HOT SEAT. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, in this file photo, is ordered to submit the Napoles list to the Senate. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Binay probe hinges on whistleblowers' info – De Lima

Oct 10, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima gives her assurance that any investigation on the Binays would be in pursuit of the truth and not political considerations

TRUST ME. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appeals for the public's trust in the vetting of Janet Napoles' testimony. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Mayor Binay questions Senate jurisdiction over building issue

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay says he won t attend any of the Senate hearings on the alleged overpriced Makati building until the jurisdiction issue is resolved

'PREJUDGED.' Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay says he won't attend any of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee's hearings as he questions its jurisdiction. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Disbarment case filed against Binay accuser

Sep 22, 2014 - 8:34 PM

A Makati resident asks the High Court to disbar Renato Bondal for marrying twice but the man who exposed the alleged overpriced Makati building says he was properly divorced

BIGAMY. Lawyer Renato Bondal (right) faces a disbarment complaint due to alleged bigamy. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

3 Makati witnesses now under gov't protection

Sep 12, 2014 - 7:54 PM

Cited for the justice department s decision is the gravity of the corruption allegations of former Ernesto Mercado Renato Bondal and Nicholas Enciso VI against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Photos by Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB, screenshot from YouTube, and Mark Cristino/Rappler

Political dramedy: Binay cakes and top Senate props

Aug 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Cakes toys and music videos have been ingredients in the recipe mixing comedy and drama with politics for a uniquely Philippine flavor

Overpriced cakes in Makati? Prove it, city officials say

Aug 21, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Makati city administrator Eleno Mendoza says the cakes in question were bought for P306 75 a piece and not P1 000 as claimed by Renato Bondal

FROM CAKES TO BUILDINGS. Lawyer Renato Bondal presents assorted cakes to argue how the Binays allegedly overprice facilities and services. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

From cakes to buildings, Binays ‘overprice, chop-chop’

Aug 20, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Some senators question the relevance of the Makati government s birthday cake issue in its hearings on the controversial building though at least one senator believes it s a valid point

FROM CAKES TO BUILDINGS. Lawyer Renato Bondal presents assorted cakes to argue how the Binays allegedly overprice facilities and services. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Complainants: Binay building overpriced by higher amount

Aug 18, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Critics of the Vice President file a supplemental complaint with the Ombudsman supposedly showing the Makati building is more scandalously overpriced than they initially thought

Plunder case filed vs VP Binay, Makati officials

Jul 22, 2014 - 1:33 PM

UPDATED The Makati officials are accused of overpricing a parking building contract by more than a billion pesos