makati corruption - updates

Rappler's latest stories on makati corruption


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.

Binay camp to Inquirer: ‘See you in court, again’

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Senator Nancy Binay accuses the news daily of being part of a demolition job against her father

FIGHTING. The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay comes to his defense following a newspaper report alleging he used Makati projects to fund his 2010 vice presidential campaign. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

BIR probe on UMak part of 'conspiracy' vs VP – Binay camp

Mar 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM

In the business community harassment is a term that is associated with the BIR says Rico Quicho campaign spokesperson of Vice President Jejomar Binay

PART OF THE CONSPIRACY. The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says the Bureau of Internal Revenue's investigation is another attempt to derail his presidential bid. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

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

Ernesto Mercado: I was in a hotel-casino for a meeting, not to gamble

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Binay ally turned foe admits he gambles from time to time but says he only uses his own money

ACCUSER. Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado appears before the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on January 22. Photo by Mark Cristino/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

Nancy Binay to ask DOJ: Why is Ernesto Mercado at casinos?

Mar 06, 2016 - 4:51 PM

UPDATED The senator says she herself saw the ex Makati vice mayor leaving a casino and wants a clarification from the DOJ

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 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.

Arrest warrant out for Trillanes over Binay libel case

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed saying the Binay family cannot stop him

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Binay camp's 'propaganda' can only go so far. Rappler photo

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

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

VP Binay files 2nd libel complaint vs Ernesto Mercado

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:20 PM

This series of libel complaints filed by the Vice President shows his commitment to answer and refute the accusations against him in the proper forum the VP s lawyer says

Rappler file photo by Alecs Ongcal

Trillanes: Binay dummy firms cornered P1B in Makati contracts

Aug 24, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The Vice President s camp fires back saying Senator Antonio Trillanes is a sham who bullies people and destroys institutions to cover up his own web of lies

MORE CORRUPTION? Senator Antonio Trillanes says new evidence will be presented during the Senate hearing on August 26 proving that Vice President Jejomar Binay cornered P1 billion worth of contracts in Makati City. File photos by 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

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

Roxas: Re-election should not absolve officials of liability

May 07, 2015 - 9:44 PM

If you committed anomalies you have to face the consequences says Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II referring to the Aguinaldo Doctrine the Binays are invoking

SWIPE AT THE BINAYS. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says he is not in favor of the Aguinaldo Doctrine being invoked by the Binays of Makati, which absolves an elected local official from administrative cases once re-elected. Rappler photo

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

VP Binay saddened by Roxas’ rejection of VP offer

Apr 11, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Binay s spokesman says that in making the offer the Vice President simply wanted to stress the need for healing and unity Roxas had previously said he would never ally himself with those on the crooked path

Joker: Embattled Junjun Binay like Ninoy Aquino

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee s probe into alleged corruption by the Binay family is like an inquisition harking back to Martial Law times says former Senator Rene Saguisag

OBSERVERS. Former senators Joker Arroyo (lef) and Rene Saguisag criticize the lack of due process in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee's probe into Makati contracts. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

Mayor Binay: Why focus on Makati? Probe Taguig, too

Jan 28, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay urges the Commission on Audit to probe Taguig City where Senator Alan Cayetano s pork barrel has allegedly been misused

CALLING FOR DUE PROCESS. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay addresses supporters on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, criticizing the way some senators are handling the Senate probe against his family.

Did Binay use Boy Scout funds for 2010 bid?

Jan 22, 2015 - 8:37 AM

After a hiatus Vice President Jejomar Binay s demons continue to haunt him He is accused of getting close to P200 million in 2010 from a deal between Alphaland and BSP of which he is national president

Cite Mayor Binay, 6 others in contempt – Pimentel

Jan 20, 2015 - 5:42 PM

UPDATED Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay Jr’s reasons for skipping the hearings of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee are ‘unacceptable’

'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/RapplerCONTEMPT? Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin ‘Junjun’ Binay at the Senate inquiry on the alleged overpriced Makati City building on August 20, 2014. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Binay whistleblower leaves for US

Nov 21, 2014 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says he will come back to fulfill his ‘obligation’

Trial of Elenita Binay cases can proceed – Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2014 - 12:18 AM

The arraignment of the former Makati mayor is set for Thursday November 20

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

No easy ride for Elenita Binay

Nov 10, 2014 - 6:14 PM

New factors – a reputable Ombudsman and a whistleblower – can’t get her away from graft cases

Cayetano: Binay's former firm pays for 'Hacienda Binay' electric bills

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:01 PM

But Antonio Tiu says the electric bills don t prove anything

UNCOOPERATIVE? Businessman Antonio Tiu, allegedly the dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay, says his businesses are suffering because he refuses to ‘cooperate’ with senators probing allegations of corruption against Binay. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mercado: 'Hacienda Binay' lot under my name

Nov 06, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Ernesto Mercado claims Vice President Jejomar Binay used him to own a parcel of land in Rosario Batangas

HIS HACIENDA? Vice President Jejomar Binay (in fatigues) tours guests around what is tagged as ‘Hacienda Binay’ in this undated photo. Photo from the Blue Ribbon subcommittee

#AnimatED: The ghosts of Binay’s past

Nov 03, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Vice President Binay has evaded the long arm of the law for close to 30 years

Binay: Makamasa kuno

Oct 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Sa mga salita ni Binay lumilikha siya ng hidwaan sa pagitan ng mahirap at mayaman Tila inuudyukan niya ang masa na makipaglaban Nguni t sino ang lalabanan?

The anatomy of corruption, Part 1

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:42 AM

Before the 2010 presidential election corruption was not an important issue to the masses

PHOTOS: Binay and wife tour guests in 'Hacienda Binay'

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano shows photos of Vice President Jejomar Binay and his wife with guests at the 350 hectare farm in Batangas

Farm 'owner' a huge Binay campaign donor

Oct 22, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Businessman Antonio Tiu faces the Senate to say he owns the 350 hectare farm in Batangas that critics say actually belong to the Binays

VP Binay still a no-show as Senate hearings resume

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:30 AM

I won t give them that opportunity to disrespect the Office of the Vice President

WILL HE GO? Vice President Jejomar Binay, facing allegations of corruption and a Senate probe, insists there’s no point in facing a ‘kangaroo court.’ Rappler file photo

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

Congress resumes session; Laude, Makati probes on Senate agenda

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Congress resumes its session after a 3 week break and will last for two weeks before the lawmakers take a break again for the All Saint s Day holiday

LAUDE PROBE: Senator Miriam Santiago will lead probe into the slay of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

iDulog: Report fixers, corruption practices online

Oct 16, 2014 - 5:28 PM

With the government’s new crowdsourcing initiative you can report corruption practices you encounter in frontline agencies

The Binays and crude class analysis

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Vice President Binays evocation of their class origins doesn t speak well of him or his family It speaks of class betrayal

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


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