Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) is given a tour of the Toledo copper mine in Toledo City, Cebu on Thursday, November 6. Binay did not attend the day's Senate probe on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building II. He is in Cebu to attend the Philippine Scouting Centennial Jamboree and meet with local officials to check their housing programs. Also in photo is Adrian Ramos (right), COO of Carmen Mining Corp.  (MNS photo)

Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) is given a tour of the Toledo copper mine in Toledo City, Cebu on Thursday, November 6. Binay did not attend the day’s Senate probe on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building II. He is in Cebu to attend the Philippine Scouting Centennial Jamboree and meet with local officials to check their housing programs. Also in photo is Adrian Ramos (right), COO of Carmen Mining Corp. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) – Laureano Gregorio Jr. and Gerry Limlingan, who are tagged as dummies of Vice President Jejomar Binay, are still in the country contrary to reports, Justice Sec. Leila de Lima said.

De Lima confirmed that Gregorio and Limlingan have not left the country, citing records of the Bureau of Immigration.

The justice secretary added that she did not think they should be placed under the Immigration’s lookout bulletin yet.

Limlingan is the alleged bagman for Binay, through which the vice president is said to co-own Omni Security Investigation Inc.

The company, which bagged nine security services contracts worth P296.8 million from Makati City, has also secured multi-million contracts with the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) that allegedly did not go through proper bidding.

Binay is the chairman of Pag-IBIG Fund.

Meanwhile, Gregorio sold the farm in Rosario, Batangas to businessman Antonio Tiu, a property that was allegedly owned by the Binays.

Gregorio also owns the company Agrifortuna, to which the vice president sold his piggery business in 2010.

The National Bureau of Investigation is currently tracking down the two men upon the request of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee to have them appear in hearings about corruption charges against the vice president. (MNS)