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    FOR THE RECORD Picture provided by the Binay camp shows a member of the household staff receiving the Ombudsman’s order.

    FOR THE RECORD Picture provided by the Binay camp shows a member of the household staff receiving the Ombudsman’s order.

    Police, DILG serving Ombudsman’s order ‘swarm’ sacked mayor’s house

    The camp of dismissed Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. accused the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) of harassment after officials from the agency served an order of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing him from his post.

    Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman Joey Salgado said DILG officials escorted by policemen went to the Binay residence in Barangay San Antonio in Makati City to serve
    the order. He added that Binay earlier received a copy of the order.

    Salgado said police cars and DILG vehicles surrounded the house on Wednesday morning, disturbing the neighborhood.

    “The DILG was overacting. What they did was clearly harassment. Thankfully, Mayor Junjun’s children were already in school, otherwise, they would have been traumatized by the sight of their home surrounded by police cars,” he added  in a statement in Filipino.

    Salgado surmised that the action was an apparent move of the administration to intimidate the Binay family.

    He, nevertheless, said the Binays will remain unfazed and will not back off from their plans to serve the country.

    Vice President Jejomar Binay is running for President in next year’s elections while his son is reportedly contemplating on defying the Ombudsman’s order–which perpetually barred him from seeking public office–by filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection.

    Makati City Rep. Mar-Len Abigail Binay earlier said she might run for mayor if his brother would not be allowed to file his COC.

    It was apparent that the authorities wanted to intimidate the Binays and make sure that they know who they are up against in the Aquino administration.

    “They’re wrong if they thought these would stop the resolve of Vice President Binay and his family to serve the country,” Salgado said.

    Rico Quicho, the Vice President’s political affairs spokesman, said the Aquino administration is intimidating the opposition through an “undeclared martial law.”

    “It seems that martial law is now in place even without any declaration. They’re no longer respecting the law. This administration has its own law. They’re tying the hands of the opposition with a yellow ribbon,” he added in Filipino.

    Quicho alleged that the younger Binay is not the “target,” rather it is his father, the Vice President, because of his decision to run as President in 2016.

    Officials of the Makati Police Station denied the allegations they tried to intimidate the Binay family, saying only eight policemen on two patrol cars were allowed entry into the subdivision where the dismissed mayor’s house is located.

    They also denied claims that  they created a ruckus as the servicing of the order was done in a courteous manner.

    The order was received by a member of the household staff.

    Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento said they were only following the order from the Office of the Ombudsman.

    “We, in the DILG, are only following the order of the court or of the Ombudsman. The DILG was only ordered to serve the decision,” he explained.

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales last October 9 ordered to dismiss Mayor Binay in connection with a complaint over alleged anomalies in the bidding, construction and funding for the Makati car park building project worth P2.28 billion undertaken from 2007 to 2013.

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    1. Binay is the only presential candidate who came from a humble background and have to fight great odds just to make ends meet making him fully qualified for leadership. All the rest are all mga laki as layaw, born in comfort and wealth and with over inflated egoes that can never be fit for genuine leadership.

    2. It seems so strange that the police are just doing their job yet the Binay family through their spokesperson tries to make a big thing of it. Its called using smoke & mirrors to distract us. Stop complaining & face your accusers & produce your evidence. If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear.

    3. Mr. Binay, What goes up must come down. The good lord is not sleeping. You are guilty as charge.

    4. Just tell the truth, Jejomar Binay. The truth will set you free spiritually but will most likely put you in jail for a long time. Stealing from the Filipino people is a grave sin and a horrendous crime.

    5. Binat is playing as victims to get symphathy. Ang laki cguro ng bayad ni Salgado na galing s kaban ng bayan. Ang may kasalanan nyan ang bumoboto sa mga Binay. ngayon naman yung in law na c Campos ang tatakbo. Hwag iboto ang mga corrupt.

    6. Rat’s always squeal when cornered. He’s watched so many get away with impunity. Binay thought he would too..

    7. Corruption addict Mr.13%VP Binay enjoy your immunity while it last,your next destination will be in jail for life junior crook will go first.

      • Serve means bleed. Would have been better if the children were there to be traumatized. That will be a warning to them that the corruption of their grandpa and papa is not to be emulated.

    8. Nancy Bulok Cake on

      What does thief Binay talking about? Binay should and must now respect the Ombudsman’s findings and go to court and defend himself. The Filipino people are tired of hearing Binay’s excuse/alibi of “political harassment”. Why don’t you explain to court your ill-gotten billions of dollars or pesos to the court so the people will know? Why don’t you explain your amassed ill-gotten wealth compared with your combined family’s salaries as government employees? Stop paying and bribing newspaper reporters and columnists and CA judges. The Binays were overconfident to get away with their corruption. The past years, they were able to escape the charges because they know that they can bribe and pay newspapers, columnists, lawyers and judges. The payments of these came from the people of Makati. Continue praying to save the Philippines from thieves Binays. Ang kakapal ng mukha nila. Wala ng ginawa kung hindi tang-gi ng tang-gi kahit na alam na ng buong mundo ang kahayupan nila sa pera.

      • I agree with the comments of Nancy Bulok let justice takes its course di ba andiyan naman ang mga solid evidence na nakalap ng Office of the Ombudsman kontra kay. Kaya hayaan an ninyo naman na ma-appeal is Binay sa Court of Appeals para matira ang matibay.