Rep. Abigail Binay files COC to run for Makati mayor

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Makati City Rep. Abigail Binay has decided to run for city mayor in the May 2016 elections. Binay filed her certificate of candidacy Thursday at the Commission on Elections office in Makati City. She will be running alongside Congresswoman Monique...

VP Binay files libel suit vs. Mercado over Makati condo units

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday filed a libel complaint against former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado over the latter’s supposed malicious accusations that Binay extorted units from condominium developers in Makati City. The nine-page complaint was...

Trillanes: VP Binay earned P2B in kickbacks from service deals

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –Vice President Jejomar Binay pocketed some P2 billion from the salaries of alleged ghost personnel in Makati City and contracts entered into by firms owned by his supposed dummies, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Wednesday. At the resumption of the...

Over 900 ‘ghost’ senior citizens in Makati, says exec

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – An official working for Makati City acting mayor Romulo Peña on Thursday said more than 900 senior citizens receiving benefits from the city government could not be found in their addresses. Makati Action Center chief Arthur Cruto said the findings are...

Trillanes to expose alleged P100-M ghost senior citizen racket in Makati

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is set to expose Thursday the alleged P100 million-a-year racket on ghost senior citizens in Makati City, when the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee resumes its hearing on alleged anomalies linked to the Binay family. “On our...

33 Makati barangay chiefs won’t support acting mayor Peña

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — Acting city mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña, Jr. cannot count on the support of the 33 barangay chiefs in Makati City as he formally assumes the post vacated by suspended Mayor Junjun Binay on Wednesday to heed the Ombudsman’s suspension...

Abby Binay PDAF ‘anomalies’ are next – Trillanes

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV trained his guns on Wednesday at the daughter of Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay after the lawmaker challenged him to show proof that her family paid members of the Court of Appeals to stop the suspension of her brother...

Makati ‘drama’ also irritating Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Even Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero has become irritated with the political “drama” taking place in Makati City, the senator revealed Tuesday. Escudero was referring to the bickering whether Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay remained mayor after the...

Nene Pimentel: TRO trumps Pena’s oath-taking

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said Junjun Binay should stay as mayor of Makati City, amid a claim that the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued on his suspension was already moot and academic. Pimentel, a former Interior secretary and...

Drilon says Binay Jr. should accept suspension order

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Makati City Mayor  Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay  Jr. should  accept the  suspension order of the Office of the Ombudsman just like what some senators did when they were also  ordered suspended over the  “pork barrel” scam, Senate President Franklin Drilon said...