overpriced Makati building - updates

Rappler's latest stories on overpriced Makati building


Court allows Junjun Binay to travel to US

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The Sandiganbayan s Third Division grants the request of the former Makati mayor to travel to Los Angeles for his daughter s appointment with immunologist Ricardo Tan on August 19 and 20

LA-BOUND. Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay gets the court's permission to go to Los Angeles for his daughter's medical treatment. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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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

3 justices won't inhibit from Junjun Binay case

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:55 PM

The Supreme Court says Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno Senior Associate Antonio Justice Carpio and Justice Martin Villarama Jr will continue hearing the case on the Makati mayor s suspension

Senate wrap: Is all still well in the Binay camp?

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:57 PM

As experts point to alleged overpricing of another project and whistleblowers accuse him of owning several condo units through dummies Binay goes around Cebu cities

ALL'S WELL? Vice President Jejomar Binay says the accusations against him are 'weakening,' but his detractors have other ideas. Rappler file photo

Aquino wants Senate to end striptease probe of Binay

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:00 PM

The President says the sooner the probe wraps up the sooner that cases will be filed if indeed there s evidence of Vice President Jejomar Binay s alleged corruption

Binay skips Senate Blue Ribbon hearing

Nov 06, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The Vice President shuns the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee invitation to address the corruption allegations against him and opts to go to Cebu instead

NO SHOW. Vice President Jejomar Binay's empty chair at the Senate probe on November 6, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay: Aquino believes I'm doing a good job

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay takes potshots at the inability of the government to solve pressing problems and bares his apparent campaign platform – replicating the Makati miracle on a national scale

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to invite Binay to Makati probe

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee assures the Vice President of fair treatment and due respect if he attends the Senate probe In return they expect him to tell nothing but the truth

‘FAIR TREATMENT FOR VP.’ Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, says Vice President Jejomar Binay will be treated fairly if he shows up at his committee’s Senate inquiry on the alleged overpriced Makati building. Rappler file photo

Trillanes to Antonio Tiu: We'll prove you're Binay's dummy

Oct 16, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also accuses the Vice President of coddling Gerry Limlingan Binay s close friend and one of his alleged dummies

SCRUTINY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he’s confident businessman Antonio Tiu’s story will ‘crumble’ once he’s interrogated before the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee. File photo of Trillanes by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Makati officials to sue Inquirer, former vice mayor

Oct 13, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Several current and former city officials want to sue the newspaper for a libellous malicious and defamatory article that alleged they got P4B in kickbacks from infrastructure projects

‘LIBELOUS.’ Former and current Makati officials want to take legal action against the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nancy Carvajal, and former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado. File photo of Mercado by Mark Cristino/Rappler

'We're expecting a Yolanda type of demolition' – Nancy Binay

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:50 PM

He is still the most trusted government official and I am very thankful says Senator Nancy Binay of her father

Senator Nancy Binay

Binays get no support from Guingona on jurisdiction challenge

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:19 AM

The powers of the sub committee is complete They can do any and all acts which the mother committee can make except in two instances says Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III

CHAIRMAN: Senator Teofisto Guingona III. Rappler file photo

Makati probe: Binay Jr asks Guingona to overturn subcommittee

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:24 PM

The counsel of the Makati mayor says the Senate hearings on the allegedly overpriced city building should not proceed until the blue ribbon committee chair makes a decision on jurisdiction

'PREJUDGED.' Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay continues to question the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee's jurisdiction over a probe into an allegedly overpriced Makati building. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Drilon: Senate panel has jurisdiction over Makati probe

Sep 26, 2014 - 5:42 PM

A number of cases have been brought to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court has always sustained the right of legislature to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation says Senate President Franklin Drilon

CONTROVERSIAL BUILDING. The facade of the Makati City Hall Building 2 which is the subject of a Senate investigation. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

From P2.5M to P60M: How VP Binay amassed his wealth

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Ahead of a Senate hearing on an alleged overpriced Makati city building Vice President Jejomar Binay released his SALN to the public

NOTHING TO HIDE. Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla (L) and counsel Princess Turgano (R) hold copies of the vice president’s SALNs and ITRs. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Senate invites VP Binay to explain kickback claims

Sep 15, 2014 - 2:46 PM

This is the first time a sitting vice president is called to a legislative investigation Jejomar Binay will however decide on the invitation only after he addresses the accusations in a public event

SENATE PROBE. The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee has official invited the vice president to a September 25 hearing. But will he go? File photo from Office of the Vice President

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

Former ally: VP Binay got 13% from Makati projects

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:17 PM

2nd UPDATE Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado details to a Senate panel how Vice President Jejomar Binay allegedly got kickbacks from city projects when he was still Makati mayor

Makati bidder: 'I was trapped in the elevator'

Sep 11, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Businessman Marcial Lichauco Jr corroborates the testimony of former Makati City bids and awards committee vice chairman Mario Hechanova

‘TRAPPED’ BIDDER. Marcial Lichuaco Jr testifies at the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee hearing on the alleged overpriced Makati ‘carpark’ building on September 11, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Pimentel wants VP as 'lone guest' in Makati building hearing

Sep 06, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says he plans to invite the Vice President after all the other witnesses have testified on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2

File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Makati corruption witness: Who is Ernesto Mercado?

Aug 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The ex vice mayor who has admitted to earning kickbacks from Makati s overpriced building had been allied with the Binays since 1992 until a political promise was broken in 2010

EX-BINAY AIDE. Former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado testifies at the Senate hearing on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2 on August 26, 2014.

'Mercado not credible, abused VP Binay’s trust'

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Former Makati city administrator Marjorie de Veyra says Ernesto Mercado when he was vice mayor made calls to department heads without the knowledge or consent of then Mayor Jejomar Binay

CONTROVERSIAL BUILDING. The facade of the Makati City Hall Building 2 which is the subject of a Senate probe. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler