MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has allowed former Makati mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr to travel to the United States to accompany his daughter to her medical appointment.
In its resolution, the Sandiganbayan's Third Division granted Binay's request to travel to Los Angeles for his daughter's appointment with immunologist Ricardo Tan on August 19 and 20.
The court granted Binay's motion for permission to travel abroad subject to several conditions: a P608,000-travel bond, not leaving earlier than August 15, and return by August 24.
Binay's US visit is restricted to LA.
Within 5 days of his return to the country, Binay should personally present himself to the concerned Sandiganbayan division, along with his passport and photocopies of the pages stamped with his departure and return dates.
Binay must also present proof that his daughter underwent medical examination in the US.
The court warned the former mayor that any material misrepresentation made in his motion for permission to travel abroad will be treated as contempt of court.