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Ombudsman urges Sandiganbayan: Junk Binay's bid to re-raffle 14 cases

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:01 PM

State prosecutors argue that raffling off the cases to different divisions would lead to a chaotic trial and unnecessary delays – contrary to the former vice president s wish for a speedy disposition of his cases

JEJOMAR BINAY. Jejomar Binay addresses the crowd during a campaign rally inside the San Rafael Municipal Gymnasium in San Rafael, Bulacan. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Spotted in sorties: Sons campaign for presidential candidates

Apr 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

How much do we know about Junjun Binay Baste Duterte Brian Llamanzares and Paolo Roxas? What are their roles in their parents presidential bids?

SC upholds decision on CA power to review Ombudsman orders

Apr 12, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The High Court denies the Ombudsman s motion for reconsideration against the SC s earlier decision upholding the appellate court s power to review Ombudsman orders

CA POWER. Dismissed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay sought the CA's intervention in the Ombubdsman's suspension order against him in March 2015.

Junjun Binay posts bail for graft, falsification charges

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:14 PM

The dismissed Makati mayor posted P204 000 bail for the criminal charges against him in relation to the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Parking Building II

FACING CHARGES. Dismissed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay posts bail for the criminal charges filed by the Ombudsman against him. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Ombudsman files 8 criminal charges vs Junjun Binay, city execs

Feb 19, 2016 - 4:23 PM

UPDATED The Binay camp says the bias and partiality of the Ombudsman is showing as 2 counts of graft and 6 counts of falsification are filed with the anti graft court

BAIL SET. Dismissed Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (right), son of Vice President Jejomar Binay, face criminal charges over the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building project. The anti-graft court sets his total bail at P204,000. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Trillanes posts bail for libel case

Feb 09, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail hours after he returned from an international forum

LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail for a libel case filed by Vice President Jejomar Binay

Ombudsman junks Junjun Binay's appeal on dismissal order

Feb 05, 2016 - 2:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the order to dismiss Makati mayor Junjun Binay was not premature and that he was given due process

STILL DISMISSED. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales denies former Makati mayor Junjun Binay's petition appealing his dismissal order.

Arrest warrant out for Trillanes over Binay libel case

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed saying the Binay family cannot stop him

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Binay camp's 'propaganda' can only go so far. Rappler photo

Binay camp: 'OA' DILG served Junjun Binay’s dismissal order at home

Oct 14, 2015 - 2:10 PM

2nd UPDATE Malinaw na harassment ang ginawa nila says vice presidential spokesperson Joey Salgado

OVERACTING DILG? The camp of suspended Makati mayor Junjun Binay questions the decision of the DILG to serve his dismissal order at the Binay residence on October 14, 2015. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Comelec: Dismissed Junjun Binay can file COC

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says: ‘At this point he can do so The question is should Comelec accept it?’

Binay family on Junjun's dismissal: Why is LP so afraid of us?

Oct 09, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Hitting the latest in the series of demolition by perception against his family the Vice President says his son Junjun will still file his candidacy for re election for Makati mayor next week

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? The Vice President's family has been saying that the ruling party seems bent on attacking the Binay family (suspended Mayor Junjun, right; Vice President Jejomar, left) in the lead-up to the 2016 elections. File photo by AFP

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Junjun Binay

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:47 PM

2nd UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the suspended Makati mayor s perpetual disqualification from holding public office

DISMISSED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the suspension of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay on October 9, 2015.

Binay camp challenges Trillanes to reveal sources on bribery claims

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV refuses to identify the reliable sources who told him about the alleged bribery of two Court of Appeals justices to favor Mayor Binay

'VALIDATION DONE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV vouches for the credibility of his sources but refuses to reveal their identities. File photo from Senate PRIB

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

Binay camp questions transfer to DOJ of libel suit vs Trillanes

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:17 PM

The Makati prosecutor inhibits from the libel complaint filed by the mayor against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and passes it on to the justice department

The camp of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay does not believe that the Department of Justice, helmed by Secretary Leila de Lima, will be impartial in handling their libel case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photos from Rappler

Kid Peña: 'I am ready to run for Makati mayor’

Aug 05, 2015 - 6:43 PM

As he celebrates his 46th birthday the acting mayor of Makati boasts of accomplishments and projects which the rival camp says are initiatives of suspended Mayor Binay

MAYOR KID IN 2016? Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña expresses his interest in the city's top post for the next elections. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Mark Cristino

Mayor Binay asks CA to resolve bid for TRO vs suspension

Jul 28, 2015 - 5:33 PM

The Ombudsman and the Department of the Interior and Local Government miss the deadline to give their comments on the Makati mayor s plea for a TRO

STOP THE SUSPENSION. In a manifestation on July 23, Binay asks the Court of Appeals to decide on his plea for a TRO over his second preventive suspension. File photo by Rappler

Kid Peña to Makati city council: 'Uphold the greater good'

Jul 23, 2015 - 11:40 AM

The acting mayor calls on the city councilors to show their sincere commitment to the people of Makati by supporting his reform plans

APPEAL FROM THE ACTING MAYOR. Romulo "Kid'' Peña Jr delivering his opening remarks for the nationwide earthquake drill in Bgy Comembo the morning of July 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

TIMELINE: Binay’s plunder case, one year after

Jul 22, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Here’s a review of what has happened since the plunder complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay was filed before the Ombudsman on July 22 2014

Makati councilors skip Peña's first flag ceremony as acting mayor

Jul 13, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Makati councilors supporters of suspended Mayor Junjun Binay draw the line between real reforms and publicity attempts by Acting Mayor Kid Peña

FOR THE CITY. Acting Makati Vice Mayor Leonardo Magpantay (center, in white) is sworn in on Monday, July 13. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Makati acting mayor Kid Peña mulls replacing Binay spokesman

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Acting Mayor Kid Peña says it s up to Joey Salgado Makati s public information chief if he wants to keep working for the city government without suspended Mayor Junjun Binay

REPORT FOR WORK. Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña wants Binay spokesman Joey Salgado, also Makati City's public information head, to report for work or go on leave. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

CA justice inhibits from 2nd Binay case vs Ombudsman

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:15 PM

CA Associate Justice Celia Librea Leagogo recuses herself from handling the case filed by suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay against the Ombudsman citing her husband s affiliation with DILG Secretary Mar Roxas

2ND TIME. Suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay once again asks the Court of Appeals to stop the second suspension order issued by the Ombudsman against him.

Kid Peña suspends Makati sister-city pacts with 670 LGUs

Jul 07, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña who has ordered a review of the city s programs says city hall is open to investigators probing alleged anomalies involving the Binays

PROBE ONGOING. Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña has ordered investigations into the city's programs and suspended Makati's sister city agreements. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

VP Binay 'apology feelers' to Jamias proof of fault – Roxas

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Kung may inaareglo sila palagay ko ‘yan ang pruweba na dapat talagang may aregluhin diba? says interior Secretary Mar Roxas on the alleged scuffle between police and the Vice President s security team

SCUFFLE. Supporters of Mayor Junjun Binay clash with police at the Makati City Hall on June 30, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

VP's camp: Jamias' men roughed up Binay supporters in Makati

Jul 02, 2015 - 11:29 PM

Vice President Binay s spokesperson contradicts the Superintendent Elmer Jamias account of the June 29 scuffle outside Makati city hall

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay supporters try to break the police barricade protecting an officer from the DILG who posted the Suspension Order at the City Hall main Gate on Tuesday. Mayor Binay along with twelve other city officials was charge by the office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged anomalies in the bidding of the Makati Science High School building construction. Photo by JOEL LEPORADA

2nd time: Mayor Binay runs to CA to stop his suspension

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Like what he did in March Makati Mayor Junjun Binay tells the appellate court the Ombudsman committed grave abuse of discretion by suspending him without strong evidence

ANOTHER CA APPEAL. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay once again asks the Court of Appeals to stop his suspension. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

VP Binay never threatened police – Binay camp

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Tension breaks out between police and supporters of suspended Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay but both sides claim the other started the violence

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay supporters try to break the police barricade protecting an officer from the DILG who posted the Suspension Order at the City Hall main Gate on Tuesday. Mayor Binay along with twelve other city officials was charge by the office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged anomalies in the bidding of the Makati Science High School building construction. Photo by JOEL LEPORADA

Roxas to Junjun Binay: ‘Makati is not your kingdom’

Jun 30, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II urges Vice President Jejomar Binay to advise his son to follow the law

CLASH. Supporters of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay try to break the police barricade protecting an officer from the DILG who posted the Suspension Order at City Hall on June 30, 2015.  Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

For the 2nd time, Kid Peña sworn in as acting mayor

Jun 30, 2015 - 10:29 AM

Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña is sworn in as hundreds mass at the city hall quadrangle in support of Junjun Binay who continues to defy his suspension order

ACTING MAYOR AGAIN. Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña is sworn in as the city's acting mayor on June 30, 2015. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Mayor Binay defies 2nd suspension order

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED It s not right that our political foes are using the Ombudsman s office for their own purposes I will not leave the city hall says the Vice President s son

SECOND SUSPENSION. Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr says his lawyers will go to the Court of Appeals again to question the second suspension order issues by the Ombudsman against him on June 29, 2015. Phot by MZ Saludes/Rappler

DILG receives 2nd suspension order vs Mayor Binay

Jun 29, 2015 - 2:14 PM

UPDATED The Ombudsman issues a second suspension order against Makati s Junjun Binay over the allegedly overpriced Makati Science High School building

Senate panel backs plunder report vs Binay

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Ten senators – more than a majority of the Senate blue ribbon committee – have signed the report calling on the Ombudsman to file plunder charges against the Vice President and his son

MAJORITY. Ten senators sign the report of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee based on an investigation into alleged dealings of Vice President Jejomar Binay led by senators Koko Pimentel (left) and Alan Cayetano. File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

CA to probe Trillanes' bribery claims vs justices

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The CA s ethics committee will investigate Senator Trillanes claims that two of its justices received bribes to issue orders favoring Makati Mayor Junjun Binay

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Benigno Aquino III chooses a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. Photo from the Court of Appeals website

Appeals court employees hit Trillanes' bribery claims: Show proof

Apr 20, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Employees of the Court of Appeals say the senator should stop talking to the media and damaging the institution further and present proof to the Chief Justice

RELIABLE SOURCES? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV links justices to bribery. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Binay camp wants SC to probe Trillanes bribery claim

Apr 15, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay s lawyer reacts to the senator ss resolution asking the Senate to investigate his own allegations of corruption in the judiciary

BRIBERY CLAIMS? The Binay camp says it will welcome a probe by the High Court on the allegations made by Senator Sonny Trillanes.

Ombudsman faces former colleagues in Supreme Court

Apr 14, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio shares the podium with the Solicitor General to provide clarification regarding her petition

THE JUSTICE IS NOW A PETITIONER: Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Junjun Binay files libel case vs Trillanes for bribery claims

Apr 14, 2015 - 1:17 PM

The Makati mayor says Senator Trillanes damaging and ruinous claims were prompted by ill will and spite with no factual basis

RELIABLE SOURCES? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV links justices to bribery. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

CA justices hit Trillanes for 'baseless' bribery claims

Apr 13, 2015 - 6:34 PM

The Court of Appeals 6th division says the senator s baseless accusations are a form of harassment

BOUGHT JUSTICE? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims the Binay camp bribed two CA justices to rule in favor of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.

CA submits Binay TRO, contempt petitions for resolution

Apr 01, 2015 - 4:42 PM

After two days of oral arguments the Court of Appeals moves to resolve the petitions of Makati Mayor Binay against the Ombudsman the justice secretary and the interior and local government secretary

DEFIANT. Makati mayor Junjun Binay faces his supporters near the Makati City Hall amidst a warrant of arrest issued to him y the Senate Blue Ribbon committee on January 25, 2015. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Miriam: Binay reelection argument ‘ludicrous’

Mar 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says public officials like Mayor Binay should not be automatically absolved of crimes by their mere reelection

'CROSS-EYED SIMPLIFICATION.' Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago slams the explanation of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay that he can't be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed prior to his reelection. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Acting Makati City mayor Romulo "Kid" Peña Jr

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Makati s acting mayor a two term vice mayor says he s not a Binay ally

ACTING MAYOR. Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña is sworn in March 16 while Mayor Junjun Binay refuses to accept the Ombudsman’s preventive suspension order over an alleged overpriced contract for the Makati city hall annex. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

De Lima echoes Ombudsman, DILG: Binay TRO 'came too late'

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The Department of Justice shares the same opinion as the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Ombudsman on the issue

LEGAL BATTLE. Is the temporary restraining order issued by the Court of Appeals against the preventive suspension of Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay legal or not?

TRO vs Binay suspension 'moot and academic' – Ombudsman

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

There is no more act to be restrained the Ombudsman says Besides the resolution of the CA is silent on what the TRO seeks to restrain

DILG officers post the suspension order of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay at the door of the City Hall which was closed by supporters of teh Mayor. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Court stops Junjun Binay's suspension

Mar 16, 2015 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED The Court of Appeals Sixth Division issues a 60 day temporary restraining order on the implementation of the Makati mayor s suspension

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The Court of Appeals will hear on March 30 and 31 oral arguments on Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s motion questioning the legality of the preventive suspension issued by the Ombudsman against him.

Junjun Binay: Ombudsman abused discretion in suspending me

Mar 12, 2015 - 6:01 PM

The Vice President s son asks the Court of Appeals to stop the Ombudsman from placing him under preventive suspension over an allegedly padded building contract

‘NO CONSPIRACY.’ Makati Mayor Junjun Binay tells the Court of Appeals that his signature on the allegedly anomalous contract doesn’t necessarily mean he knew of or participated in irregularities. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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

Makati Mayor Binay: 'I'm not leaving'

Mar 12, 2015 - 12:43 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay spends the night with his son at the Makati City Hall and urges Mayor Junjun Binay to remain strong in fighting his suspension order

STANDING FIRM. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay says he will exhaust all legal remedies to question the Ombudsman's suspension order against him. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Ombudsman suspends Makati Mayor Junjun Binay

Mar 11, 2015 - 12:13 PM

UPDATED Binay Jr along with other city officials is preventively suspended for 6 months pending investigation into the allegedly anomalous design and architectural contract and construction of the Makati City Hall annex building

CALLING FOR DUE PROCESS. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay addresses supporters on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, criticizing the way some senators are handling the Senate probe against his family.

Joker: Embattled Junjun Binay like Ninoy Aquino

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee s probe into alleged corruption by the Binay family is like an inquisition harking back to Martial Law times says former Senator Rene Saguisag

OBSERVERS. Former senators Joker Arroyo (lef) and Rene Saguisag criticize the lack of due process in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee's probe into Makati contracts. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

Mayor Binay threatens SC move but...

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay Jr threatens to run to the Supreme Court for legal remedy but later backed down when the Senate freed him

ARRESTED. Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin ‘Junjun’ Binay Jr leaves Makati City Hall with Senate Sgt-at-Arms Jose Balajadia Jr on January 29, 2015. Photo by  Jansen Romero/Rappler