• VP scores new ‘telenovela’ chapter

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    DOING THE ROUNDS Vice President Jejomar Binay gets a kiss from a wheelchair-bound resident of Barangay Escopa 3 in Quezon City which he visited on Wednesday. PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN

    DOING THE ROUNDS Vice President Jejomar Binay gets a kiss from a wheelchair-bound resident of Barangay Escopa 3 in Quezon City which he visited on Wednesday. PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN

    Vice President Binay’s camp on Wednesday said the latest plunder and graft charges filed against him are just another political gimmick, and a new “telenovela” chapter.

    Binay himself said he is expecting similar moves from his political enemies as the election campaign season nears.

    In a similar statement, Joey Salgado, Binay’s head of media affairs, said a complaint filed by Renato Bondal over an allegedly fraudulent deal between the University of Makati (UMak) and the Sytems Technology Institute is merely guesswork, and has no basis.

    Salgado added that the Vice President and his son, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr., are ready to answer the allegations, as he challenged Bondal as well as Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th to face the elder Binay in court.

    The Vice President earlier filed a P200-million damage suit against Bondal, Trillanes, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and nine others for supposedly acting in conspiracy to malign his name and reputation.

    Salgado said they would not be surprised if Ombudsman Morales issues another suspension order against Mayor Binay over Bondal’s latest allegations.

    “If the Ombudsman were only fair and impartial, these complaints would immediately be dismissed. But the Ombudsman is part of the conspiracy against the Vice President and his family,” he noted.

    Salgado questioned why former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado was not included as a respondent, noting that he was the presiding officer when the city council approved the joint venture.

    “Why was Mercado not included when he was the one who shepherded the said city ordinances? Because this is selective prosecution,” he said.

    Mercado, who used to be a close ally of the Vice President, is one of the witnesses in the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee’s investigation of the corruption allegations against Binay.

    According to Bondal, the Philippine Health Educators Inc. (PHEI), which the local government and STI created to manage UMak’s College of Nursing, was established to “take money from the school system in Makati.”

    Salgado refuted Bondal’s accusation, saying the joint venture project has already generated at least P262 million financial benefits to the city of Makati and its beneficiaries.

    The PHEI was established on December 17, 2003 between UMak, represented by the elder Binay who was then Makati mayor, UMak president Lopez, the late Ospital ng Makati Director Dr. Ernesto Santos and STI.

    Salgado said Binay was named as one of the original shareholders only because he represents the equity holdings of the city government.

    The Vice President’s spokesman denied that one of the PHEI’s shareholders, Dr. Jack Arroyo Jr., was a dummy of Binay.

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    6 Comments

    1. Wala na bang kapanipaniwalang akusasiyon ang pwedeng isipin ni bondat, markado, trilliling at et al….?
      Kakasawa na kayo, puro walang matibay na basehan ang mga bintang ninyo!
      isang taonkayong paikot-ikot…
      be credible naman mga akusadores….

    2. This telenovela is base on a true story on a political family in the City of Makati,this is the story about the Binay family who plundered the money of the people in billions of pesos.Title “The Family of Thieves”.

      • Sabi kasi sa abs-cbn mandurugas si Binay kaya naniniwala ka naman or else, bayaran ka at tagasagot ni Trillones.
        OFW ako kaya wala akong utang na loob sa mga Binay o kangino mang politiko.

    3. All cases filed against VP Binay Should be brought to courts of law and not to the senate. WHY? senate hearings are becoming a court of law and senators ( Pimentel,Cayetano and Trillanes ) tends to abuse. All of these 3 handsome and mighty KUNO senators acts like court judges already . What they do is no longer aid to legislations. But yes they have the power to investigate alleged corruption cases but i strongly believe they went beyond their power only to obliterate not only VP Binay but the whole family. Ang 3 kagalanggalang na senador KUNO, doon po kayo magsabog ang inyong galing laban kay VP Binay, tutal pare pareho kayong abogado. except for Trillanes of course.

      • Kung meron silang ebidensya laban kay VP Binay bakit hindi nila masampahan ng kaso? Sila pa ang nasampahan ng libel. Madami sa ating mga kababayan nagpapadala at na bibilog ang ulo ng mga yellow media ng mga LP. Sabi nga ni Mar sa mga kababayan nating Iglesia ni Cristo our country is a rule of law and not by the people sinabi rin ni Mar sa mga Binay na hindi sa inyo ang Makati sumunod kayo sa batas.

        Kung ganoon po ang balangkas ng batas sa ating bansa. Bakit po pag dating kay VP Binay at sa kanyang pamilya nawawala po ang rule of law kapag iniinterview na ang mga kalaban ni Binay ang sasabihin sa kanya umatend ka ng hearing sa senado, iexplain nya sa mga tao yung tago nyang yaman. Hindi po ba ng bigay na cya ng sinumpaang salaysay 2X po. Bakit hindi po nila binabasa tuwing may hearing? At sinabi po ni Binay na kung may ebidencya at may reklamo magsampa o sampahan cya ng kaso. Bkit palagi nilang sinasabi na corrupt daw si Binay sila po ang may sabi na pairalin ang rule of law, napatunayan na po ba sa batas na ng nakaw sya? Bakit pag dating sa pamilya Binay puro magnanakaw corrupt ang lagi nilang sinasabi. May rule of law po tayo huwag tayong mang husga ng tao basta basta, Huwag po tayo basta basta maniniwala sa yellow media na yan madami ng nabiktima yan. Mag suri po tayo may sarili po tayong mga isip, huwag ho tayo maniniwala kagad sa yellow media ng LP. Maging mapanuri mag isip po tayo. Ang Tagal na ng hearing ni Binay. Panay papogi nalang ng mga Senador natin sa media. Sayang ang pera natin tax na ginagamit nila. Kung totoo yan dapat hindi na pinatagal yan. Yung kay Corona at Erap sandali lang.