Ombudsman dismisses Junjun Binay over ‘overpriced’ Makati parking building

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay in connection with the alleged overpricing in the Makati parking building construction. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales confirmed this in an interview with...

Chiz: No regrets supporting VP Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016, said Wednesday he has no regrets supporting the vice-presidential candidacy of Jejomar Binay in 2010. Escudero came out in TV ads in 2010 supporting the candidacies of Liberal...

VP Binay files P200-M damage suit vs. Trillanes, Cayetano, Mercado

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday filed a P200-M libel suit against Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, and eight others. The complaint was filed before the...

Little chance VP Binay will be impeached, House justice panel chair says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any plan to impeach Vice President Jejomar Binay has little chance of succeeding even if the House of Representatives is packed with administration allies, the chairman of the House Committee on Justice said on Tuesday. Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. said there’s...

Senate to gather documents in city hall vs. Binays — Trillanes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s decision to temporarily leave city hall and abide by the six-month preventive suspension of the Ombudsman will allow the Senate to gather more proof in connection with the corruption allegations his family is facing,...

Palace: VP Binay wasn’t administration’s punching bag while in Cabinet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday countered Makati Rep. Abigail Binay’s claim that his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, became the subject of attacks from the administration during his stint as Cabinet member. “We do not share the assessment of the allies of the Vice...

Nancy Binay denies prior knowledge of Grace Poe residency issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay on  Wednesday denied having any prior knowledge on the residency issue hurled against Senator Grace Poe by Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, the interim president of United Nationalist Alliance and an ally of her embattled father Vice President...

Residents near ‘Hacienda Binay’ being forced to testify vs VP – UNA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Tuesday claimed that residents in the vicinity of the alleged “Hacienda Binay” in Rosario, Batangas, were being harassed by authorities to testify against Vice President Jejomar Binay. In a statement, UNA interim...

Aquino: VP Binay’s chances in 2016 depend on how he’ll answer corruption allegations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay’s responses to corruption allegations being hurled against him will make or break his chances in the 2016 presidential polls, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday. Asked during an interview if he still perceives Binay as the man...

Trillanes confident contempt charge will not prosper

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV expressed confidence Tuesday that the contempt charge filed against him by Makati Mayor Junjun Binay will not prosper as he just did his duty as a senator. The senator said his lawyers will be preparing within the next few days his...