• ‘Enough is enough’

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    Don’t drag my daughter into the fray, Binay tells Senate foes

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    Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday blasted the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee for dragging his youngest daughter into their effort to malign his name.

    “It’s lamentable. Why do they have to involve my youngest daughter in trying to disgrace me?” Binay said in an interview in Camarines Sur.

    “Sobra na po. Sobra na [Enough is enough],” he added.

    A copy of the interview was released to the media by Binay’s camp.

    At the blue ribbon hearing on Thursday, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano presented photos posted on Instagram by Joanna Marie Binay showing her inside the Batangas estate that Cayetano insists is owned by the Vice President.

    Having a photo taken inside the property does not prove ownership of the estate, Binay said.

    At the same hearing, Antonio Tiu presented a document, which he said establishes his ownership of the sprawling property in Rosario, Batangas.

    “What’s wrong with having a picture taken [in the property]? The owner entertains guests there,” he said.

    Binay also slammed what he said was the Senate sub-committee’s blatant disregard for protocol when it prevented United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Interim Secretary General JV Bautista and UNA Interim President Tobias Tiangco from attending the hearing.

    Cayetano had ordered the Senate sergeant at arms to remove Bautista and Tiangco from the hearing hall.

    “No respect for protocol at all,” Binay said of Cayetano.

    “That’s the mark of Cayetano. He throws his weight around. He disregarded the right of the witnesses to have counsel. I don’t know the rules these people in the Senate abide by,” the Vice President added.

    Binay appealed to members of the sub-committee “to raise the standards of politics and not resort to mudslinging.”

    “I hope these people stop their smear campaign. Let us raise the level of elections. Let’s refrain from peddling lies and smear tactics, and present instead advocacies. Let’s clean up politics,” he said.

    The Vice President has made known his intention to run in the 2016 presidential elections.

    He said  the recent attacks on his and his family’s reputations are borne out of the political agenda of Cayetano and fellow senator Antonio Trillanes 4th, both also rumored to have plans to run for the presidency.

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    1. P. Akialamiro@yahoo.com on

      Anyone who is a public official is “fair game” as far as investigation is concerned, especially those aspiring for the highest position of the land. The right of the people to know resulting from these investigations is “paramount” to ‘protocol’ and mere cry of political persecution. What is enough is the “mockery” many of the high public officials do in the name of public service (kuno). Even the investigators should not be spared of being investigated.

    2. vagoneto rieles on

      Binay’s ‘political foes’ are not out to destroy his reputation. They are trying to unearth the truth about his, (and his family’s) ‘alleged’ serial corruption in Makati, and their ‘alleged’ amassing of hidden wealth and property. Maligning their name and reputation is pointless. To those who are informed, these are already ‘in the toilet’. The uninformed will soon be wise to him. It’s just a matter of time, (although 300 pesos, a few tins of sardines, two kilos of rice and some noodles, might assuage the feelings of some.) As for the youngest daughter being dragged into the ongoing adult conversation..there is nothing more truthful than words coming from a child who has not learned how to lie or hate. The child’s word here is totally valid.

    3. Hang onto your checkbooks, those who are thinking to contribute pondo to the Binay-2016 campaign. Tagilid!! Magbigay ka ngayon medyo pornada. Hindi lang na World-Class ata, na Instagram pa.

    4. Iboto natin si Binay sa 2016 to prove that we disapprove of the yellow ribbon committee besmirching the names of a person without proof.

    5. simple solution lang yan sir mga tuta ni panoy yan at byaran ni drilon or mad. the 3 itlog are nothing imagine cayetano remember when he said to panoy may problema sa pagiisisp ngayon todo si[psip sya kay panoy. kakahiya yan mga ganitong senatoong bkt ba naiboto pa natin sila daig pa nila ang mga linta at buwaya kakahiya anyway less than 2 years na lang ang ipagtitiis natin bak sakaling may sumulpost na kandidato na matino at senatong na matino just wake up and wait in the meantime focus yur self in your work.

    6. jose btaganahan on

      Why can’t the Vice President just instruct his friends Gerry Limlingan and Laureano Gregorio, Jr. to testify before the Senate and for them to clear his name on the controversial Makati City Hall Building ll (which has 5-storeys car park the rest utilized as office) and the other controversial 350-hectare estate in Rosario, Batangas?

      Until such time that these two missing links on the controversy appeared before the Senate and testify, I personally believed that VP Binay himself has instructed the two to hide as their presence in the Senate hearing would finally unravel what we have all known that there was an overpriced in the MCHPB ll and that the Rosario estate is actually owned by the Vice President which actually is not wrong at all provided the money used to buy the property came from legitimate source!

    7. KAPAG PUMASOK KA SA POLITIKA, LALO NA SA PAGKA PANGULO, EXPECT EVERYTHING PATI NA ARINOLA AY ITATAPON SA IYO, LALO NA KUNG MERON KA GINAWANG MASAMA, DI BA SEN.CAYETANO ?
      NUON PANAHON NI MARCOS AY IKAW DIN VP BINAY ANG NAGSISIGAW SA MAKATI ” IBAGSAK ANG CONJUGAL DICTATORSHIP AT IBAGSAK ANG MARCOS DYNASTY ” DI BA SIR? IKAW DIN ANG SUMISIAGAW NA KAPAG HINDI NATIN BUWAGIN ANG MARCOS DYNASTY KAPAG MAY NAGYARI KAY FERDIE AY SI IMELDA ANG SUSUNOD, TAPOS SI IMEE AT HULI SI BONGBONG, DI BA SIR M1? NANG MATAPOS ANG EDSA I ANO ANG GINAWA MO, M1? HISTORY NA ITO, DI BA M1?
      NUON PANAHON NI PRESIDENT ELPIDIO QUIRINO AY TINAPON SA KANYA NG TAO NANG KARIBHAL NYA NA SI RAMON MAGSAYSAY NA BUMILI ITO NG ARINOLA SA HALAGANG P500 AT KAMA SA BILIBID NA P5000. HINDI ITO TINANGI NI PRES. QUIRINO KAYA SYA AY NATALO NUON 1953 ELECTION AT INIWAN NYA ANG ARINOLA AT KAMA NA GINAMIT NG MGA SUMUNOD NA MGA PRESIDENTE. MERON BA SYAN NINAKAW MASKI KUSING, WALA. KUNG WALA NAMAN GINAGAWA MASAMA O PANDARAMBONG ANG KANDIDATO NG UNAno AY DI DAPAT MAGPANIK ANG MGA SPOKEMAN NI VP BINAY PAGKA’T KAHIT NA ILAN ARINOLA ITAPON SA KANYA AY KAYA NYANG SALUHIN AT SAGUTIN SA BAYAN, DI BASIRM1?

    8. Anybody in Binay’s family is fair game in politics after all Binay already drag all his three Cildren, Jun jun, Nancy and Abigail and his WIFE in politics. Binay should be grateful his younger daughter is already in the limelight so she can run for another position in govt. It is a Binay Family a Dynasty anyway so everyone in the family must be in public view or attention. It is true a mere photo in a property does not prove ownership per se but occupation or possession of property is an exercise and a claim of ownership which excludes the public. Since Binay cannot refute the assertions of Ernesto Mercado , his close confidante and associate for long years, Binay is estopped from arguing that he doesn’t own the Batangas Hacienda. With or without the Certificate of Title of Ownership, occupation or possession of the property by Binay and family, makes Binay the conceived property owner by the public, who can legally question Binay source of income to buy that huge Hacienda. Binay is in quandary on whether to admit or deny he owns the questioned real estate since Binay won’t be credible so his option is to remain silent and elusive! Binay is used to fooling and lying to the people of Makati and the nation when he ran for VP in 2010 so he will pursue same lying strategy when he campaign for the 2016 presidency. People must take him down and reject him in the polls since Binay is a man of character and a rich man of unexplained wealth and a patriarch of a corrupt family dynasty. Do not let Binay fool the Filipino people again this time.

    9. I believe VP Binay’s youngest daughter was plainly telling the truth: The Batangas estate belongs to them and are enjoying its use.

    10. To all kabayans we are Filipino who are tired of politics because most are corrupt, promises are broken and sound like a broken record we must stop voting Liars in the Philippines. And FOI must certify as urgent bill, but the problem Noynoy is also corrupt bypassing the bill. So that they can corrupt and squeeze the coffers of the State. SHAME to PNOY you did not live to your fathers dream. sorry you’re a far cry from your father legacy

      • Unfortunately, politics is everywhere my friend. Every country I know have its own dirty politics. Leaders are not just subject to investigation, also ridiculed, mocked, and also sometimes get killed. Even within your family, there is politics. Isn’t it? So get use to it!. I was successful in getting to top of our multnational company because of sheer guts, hard work and knowledge how to play smart politics. Filipinos excel in politics. I suggest all them should work overseas! You can’t blame entirely to PNOY for what is hapenning with our politicians. They are not that smart but also not stupid. One can expect mudslinging. I’ll cite an example where VP has not taken action. If he was aware that his Vice Mayor was engaged in wrong doing at the time when he was Mayor then he should have reported it. It is wellknown in Makati City Hall about employees engaged in anomalies. Why are these things now getting reported or cam out to light. I hope the Senators should also investigate the employees to clean up our government once and for all.

    11. Agreed, enough is enough. Binay brought this on his head and his family. The only way to spare his family from this embarrassment and ridicule, is for him confront his accusers head on. Stop hiding behind the office of the VP. This is no longer a legal, procedural, or personal issue but a moral one.

      • Once you become a politician you’re bound to attacks. Even Christ was subjected to humiliation and the ultimate and cruel death the crucifixion. Your problem is easy. Face your accusers or face the heat. As they say, “if you can’t take the heat get out of the oven”.

    12. eliseo p. tenza jr. on

      If the VP attended the Senate Sub committee hearing, his daughter will probably not be dragged into this investigation. It is his fault.

    13. VP Binay Sir , what can you say about the posting of your daughter saying ; ”THIS IS OUR PLACE IN BATANGAS ” ? … Yes Sir !!! ….. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! ….. it is time for you to STOP LYING !!!