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Supreme Court OKs Elenita Binay's trial over hospital beds case

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The camp of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay says they will appeal

GRAFT TRIAL. A Supreme Court ruling allows the Sandiganbayan to continue its trial of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay for graft and malversation over the alleged anomalous purchase of hospital beds.

Elenita Binay acquitted in P72-M office fixtures graft case

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

There is no direct evidence against the Binay matriarch except for a testimony of a key witness who was not included in the sets of evidence

ACQUITTED. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan acquits former Makati city mayor Elenita Binay in her P72 million office fixtures graft case. Photo by Rappler

Family matriarch Elenita Binay backs Junjun for Makati mayor

May 11, 2019 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from Elenita, Junjun's older sisters Anne and reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay also show up at his miting de avance

MATRIARCH. Binay family matriarch and former Makati mayor Elenita Binay joins the Team Be Nice miting de avance at Barangay Northside, Makati, on May 11, 2019. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Court allows Elenita Binay to seek outright dismissal of P72-M graft case

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:48 PM

‘There are doubts as to the sufficiency of evidence with respect to accused Binay’s criminal culpability,’ says the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan

DEMURRER. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan grants the motion for leave to file a demurrer to evidence of former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Court excludes key witness in Elenita Binay corruption case

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Ernesto Aspillaga says he threw out an alleged handwritten note by Binay pre-selecting a contractor

OFFICE FIXTURE CASE. A key witness is excluded in the P72 million graft case against former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay for allegedly rigged office fixture purchases. Photo by Rappler

Court approves Israel pilgrimage of Binay couple

May 11, 2017 - 6:11 PM

The Binay family led by former vice president Jejomar Binay and wife Elenita is set to embark on a spiritually charged pilgrimage to the Holy Land later this month

ISRAEL-BOUND. The Sandiganbayan allows former vice president Jejomar Binay to join his family for a pilgrimage to Israel. Photo by Darren Langit

A year after defeat, Jejomar Binay back to what he loves most

May 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED Take a glimpse of the life of Jejomar Binay a year after he lost in the presidential race

WHERE IS BINAY NOW? Former vice president Jejomar Binay inside his home after casting his vote on May 9, 2016. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Prosecutors make it hard for Binays to go on a trip to Israel

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Elenita has a good chance to get travel authority but her husband Jejomar faces trickier issues in his motion

THREE HEARINGS IN A DAY. Former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay attends three hearings from morning to afternoon on April 27, 2017 all on her motion to travel to Israel for the Binay family's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Elenita Binay fails in bid to postpone graft trial

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The Sandiganbayan rules that unless the Supreme Court issues a TRO there s no stopping them from proceeding with Binay s cases

ELENITA AND SANDIGANBAYAN. Former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay fails in her latest attempt to take the anti-graft court's Third Division out of the picture. File photo by Rappler

Binays seek court nod for spiritual travel to Holy Land

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Binay family members who are facing corruption charges seek the court s permission to join a faith filled journey to the Holy Land

Elenita Binay seeks SC's help in Sandiganbayan cases

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Elenita Binay is scheduled for trial on April 19 but is requesting the anti graft court to hold all proceedings while she runs to the High Court

SC APPEAL. Former Makati city mayor Elenita Binay is facing two counts of graft and two counts of malversation before the anti-graft court's third division, the only remaining cases against her after getting acquittals from two other divisions. File photo by Rappler

Mercado testifies in a Binay trial for the first time

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado testifies on a Commission on Audit report

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

Sandiganbayan justice won't inhibit from Elenita Binay cases

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The anti graft court s special 3rd division rules there is no basis for the former Makati mayor s accusation that Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang has bias and prejudice against her

Dr. Elenita Binay also wants two of her cases re-raffled to other divisions in the Sandiganbayan

SC affirms constitutionality of AMLC provision to look into bank accounts

Jan 06, 2017 - 7:40 PM

It allows the AMLC upon approval from the Court of Appeals to check the movement of money and history of the account Banks could then waive their confidentiality agreement without having to notify the account owners

A law firm associated with the Binays petitioned the Supreme Court to stop AMLC from looking into bank accounts without noticing its owners.

Sandiganbayan acquits Elenita Binay in overpricing case

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:10 AM

It s the former Makati mayor s second acquittal this month

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

Sandiganbayan junks P21.7-M graft case vs Elenita Binay

Nov 03, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The anti graft court says the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the former Makati mayor acted in bad faith and that she conspired with the winning supplier of the furniture deal

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? Elenita Binay arrives at the 3rd division of the Sandiganbayan to post bail over new graft and malversation raps filed against her. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

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Sep 21, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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PAL plane with VIPs makes emergency landing in Davao

Sep 11, 2015 - 4:44 PM

UPDATED PAL flight PR 1814 was carrying 131 passengers including the Vice President s wife and two congressmen

Elenita Binay hits Ombudsman anew for reviving 'old cases'

Aug 23, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Her lawyer Elaine Hernandez says the inclusion of these three years old cases violates Section 21 of the Ombudsman Act

The Scrum: Of First Ladies and a VP

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Korina Sanchez Elenita Binay and Chiz Escudero may be campaign issues

EMOTIONAL. Korina Sanchez, wife of presidential candidate Manuel Roxas II, says she's not worried about the survey numbers

Running for Makati mayor? History shows odds will be against Kid Peña

Aug 06, 2015 - 1:34 PM

Three former vice mayors of Makati City all lost to a Binay when they ran for mayor

HIS TIME TO SHINE? The odds will be against acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña should he decide to run as mayor in 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Mark Cristino

Who refused ATM payroll in Makati? Not the Binays

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Regular city hall employees receive their salaries through ATMs Casual and contractual workers prefer cash so they can get their pays down to the last centavo

AUTOMATED PAYROLL. Makati City Hall records show that the automation process for the payroll system has been underway for years. Photo from Wikipedia

Binay stunned by Aquino's 'Eh di wow!'

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:35 PM

A visibly peeved Binay evades questions on the SONA and tells reporters he would reply in due time

TARGET. President Aquino alludes to Vice President Jejomar Binay in his State of the Nation Address. Rappler screengrab

Senate report: Study forfeiture of 'Hacienda Binay'

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The subcommittee believes that Vice President Binay owns the Kew gardens like Rosario Batangas property and wants it forfeited

'KEW GARDENS' IN BATANGAS. A screenshot  of a slide presented at the Senate probe.

Junjun Binay's income, bank deals don't match

May 14, 2015 - 7:30 PM

A Court of Appeals resolution says the Makati Mayor s bank transactions are disproportionate to his net worth

BANK TRANSACTIONS. The Anti-Money Laundering Council notes ‘at least 78 large transactions and five notable transactions’ in bank accounts under Mayor Jejomar Binay’s name. Rappler file photo

Binay ‘dummies’ closing accounts since Senate probe

May 13, 2015 - 11:48 AM

The Court of Appeals says it is urgent to freeze 242 bank accounts and investments of Vice President Jejomar Binay his family and his alleged dummies

SUSPICIOUS. A copy of the appeals court resolution circulated by former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado cites findings of the Anti-Money Laundering Council that Vice President Jejomar Binay, his family and alleged dummies had ‘large and frequent’ bank transactions from 2008 to 2014. Rappler file photo

Junjun Binay’s ties to Supreme Court justice

May 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

It was Estela Perlas Bernabe ponente of the Ombudsman case who administered the oath of the Makati mayor

OATH-TAKING. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay takes his oath before Supreme Court Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, a former Makati regional trial court judge. Screengrab from Rappler video.

SC won't stop Elenita Binay's graft cases

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:18 PM

The High Court finds the Ombudsman resolutions to be sound finding no merit in Mrs Binay s claim that they were issued with grave abuse of discretion

BAIL. Elenita Binay arrives at the 3rd division of the Sandiganbayan to post bail over new graft and malversation raps filed against her, October 28, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC seeks comments on clipping AMLC powers

Mar 24, 2015 - 7:46 PM

The SC directs the heads of the Court of Appeals Anti Money Laundering Council the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Insurance Commission to file their comments within 10 days after they are notified of the order

Binay law firm to SC: Stop AMLC probe into accounts

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:34 PM

The firm wants the SC to stop the AMLC from investigating its accounts arguing that it violates privacy and due process

Binay may be cited in contempt for defying suspension order

Mar 12, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan says the suspension order stands in the absence of any temporary restraining order from a higher court

Ombudsman: No undue haste in Binay suspension

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:01 PM

The complaints against Binay et al were filed as early as July 2014 and the period of 8 months is a reasonable amount of time says Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan

Ombudsman OKs preliminary probe vs VP Binay and son

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The complaint stems from alleged irregularities in the construction of a Makati carpark building also the subject of a drawn out probe at the Senate

File photo by AFP

MILF surrender, MERS-COV free, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Feb 20, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The MILF can’t guarantee the surrender of troops involved in Mamasapano A Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS COV is in the clear Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight could be coming soon

Anti-graft court resets anew Elenita Binay's arraignment

Jan 29, 2015 - 4:18 PM

On her son s detainment at the Senate and her arraignment on the same day former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay says: No big deal

POSTPONED. The Sandiganbayan Third Division resets the arraignment of Elenita Binay anew. Photo by Rappler

As long as the heir of Banquo is alive

Dec 31, 2014 - 8:00 AM

I don’t know what’s in store for the future of the sensational Binay dynasty I hope it is more of good news than bad news for us But there is one thing that strikes me about the impact of this political saga

2nd plunder case filed vs Binays

Dec 16, 2014 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED Lawyer Renato Bondal files a second plunder complaint for alleged rigged bidding and overpricing of the Makati Science High School building

Co-accused may testify vs Elenita Binay in graft case

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The government is looking at dropping charges against former Makati Councilor Ernesto Aspillaga and presenting him as state witness against the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay

WITNESS. Government prosecutors want the Sandiganbayan to allow former Makati councilor Ernesto Aspillaga to testify vs Elenita Binay. Rappler file photo

What did Binay tell Church leaders?

Nov 19, 2014 - 5:33 PM

The Vice President s camp says he accepted the invitation of the CBCP for a meeting but a Church source says it was the other way around

Dummy for alleged Binay condo to surface

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 AM

UPDATED A new witness claims fronting for Vice President Jejomar Binay to hide ownership of a unit at The Peak Tower in Makati City but the Binay camp says the unit belongs to former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado

Trial of Elenita Binay cases can proceed – Sandiganbayan

Nov 16, 2014 - 12:18 AM

The arraignment of the former Makati mayor is set for Thursday November 20

GREEN LIGHT. The Sandiganbayan gives the go signal for the trial of cases against Mrs Binay to proceed. File OVP photo

Birthday boy Binay: No 'crisis,' just 'opportunities'

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:39 AM

A priest prays for the Vice President who turns 72 amid the biggest corruption scandal in his 30 plus years in politics: We pray that his love for God be so intense that it spills over to love of the country

No easy ride for Elenita Binay

Nov 10, 2014 - 6:14 PM

New factors – a reputable Ombudsman and a whistleblower – can’t get her away from graft cases

Debate with Trillanes? More like 'conversation,' says Binay

Nov 10, 2014 - 3:48 PM

The Vice President wants clear parameters for discussing how the Senate has probe into his alleged anomalous contracts: Is what the Senate doing right? How far has the Senate gone?

IT’S ON. The KBP announces November 27 are the date for a ‘debate’ featuring Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Rappler file photos

Nancy Binay: VP 'real underdog' in debate with Trillanes

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s senator daughter thinks the best way to test critics allegations of corruption against her father is through the courts

WHAT'S THE POINT? Senator Nancy Binay sees no point in her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, debating Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Rappler file photo

Ebeng Baloloy: Binay’s Girl Friday

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Binay s most trusted aide Ebeng Baloloy is likely to bring Binay s secrets to her grave

The Jojo Binay that Mercado knew

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Mercado knows of Vice President Jejomar Binay s secrets as well as his weaknesses

Rappler Newscast | October 30, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Businessman Antonio Tiu submits proof of “Hacienda Binay” ownership Former Senator Juan Flavier dies Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes is fired