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Inflation rate, COA on Binays, Apple updates | Midday wRap

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:12 PM

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COA to Binays: Refund P2.29B used for Makati parking building

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The Binay camp says they will appeal these 'belated but not surprising' Commission on Audit findings on the Makati City Hall Parking Building II

FORMER VP. In this file photo, then Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks at a media forum at the Luneta Hotel on June 10, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

No waiting for SC as Sandiganbayan sets Binay arraignment

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it is not under obligation to wait for the Supreme Court to first resolve the pending petitions of former vice president Jejomar Binay

PARKING BUILDING CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay attends his earlier scheduled arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on January 12, 2018, but it was reset due to the motions he filed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Former VP Binay arraigned for corruption

May 10, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Though conditional and done only to make way for the travel motion this is Binay s first time to be arraigned for corruption charges

ARRAIGNMENT. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to a conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Sandiganbayan to pursue corruption charges vs Junjun Binay

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay will be arraigned on May 18

JUNJUN'S BATTLES. Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay photographed here in 2015 fiercely fighting the Ombudsman's orders against him which followed the investigations into the overpriced parking building. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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?

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

Ombudsman upholds criminal charges vs VP Binay, son

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:48 PM

UPDATED The Office of the Ombudsman junks the appeal of the Binays and 22 Makati officials saying it presented quantum of proof to find probable cause to indict them over the alleged overpriced Makati carpark building

DECISION UPHELD. The Ombudsman says it has jurisdiction to conduct a preliminary investigation on Vice President Jejomar Binay.

WATCH: 'World-class' prices for Binay's parking building

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:03 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Toilet fixtures in the controversial Makati parking building cost way beyond current retail prices

Binay: Ombudsman out to disqualify opposition bets

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Vice President Binay says the Ombudsman is also dismissing other local opposition candidates to control who gets to win in the 2016 polls

'NOT CAMPAIGNING.' Vice President Jejomar Binay says his visit to a school for special children in Mandaluyong does not constitute premature campaigning.

Ombudsman sets charges vs VP Binay, 23 others

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Criminal charges will be filed against the Binays and 22 others for graft malversation of public funds and falsification of documents in connection with the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building II when he was mayor

INDICTED. The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son, and 22 others. Graphics by Ernest Fiestan

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

Binay campaigns, skips Senate hearing anew

Jul 07, 2015 - 2:18 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay meets with local leaders and residents in Pangasinan where he gives out wheelchairs to senior citizens – activities his camp believes are more important than the Senate probe

EMPTY CHAIR. Vice President Jejomar Binay skips anew the Senate hearing on corruption allegations against him and some family members on July 7, 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay on poll results: 'A wake-up call'

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay who has been dislodged as the poll front runner says his direct interaction and meetings with people around the country will prop up his numbers

NOT GIVING UP. Vice President Jejomar Binay says his dipping ratings does not discourage him from seeking the presidency. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Binay in Mindanao, Makati parking building, raped migrants | 6PM wRap

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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DOCUMENT: Senate report: Sue Binay for plunder

Jun 02, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Here is the full text of the partial Senate blue ribbon subcommittee report recommending plunder charges against Vice President Binay and his son

'CLEARLY OVERPRICED.' Senate blue ribbon subcommittee chairman Aquilino Pimentel III drafts the partial report on the Makati parking building. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Binay affidavit says no proof of overpricing

Jun 02, 2015 - 1:40 PM

In an affidavit he submitted to the Senate in November 2014 Vice President Binay presents 5 arguments to deny the Makati parking building was overpriced

BINAY'S DEFENSE. Vice President Binay releases the affidavit he submitted to the Senate to disprove allegations of overpricing. File photo by Jonathan Vicencio

Senate report: Binay 'milked' Makati building of P1.38B

Jun 02, 2015 - 9:08 AM

The subcommittee believes that there was a grand conspiracy to milk the construction of the Makati parking building for every peso it could yield

Poe, 3 senators sign plunder report vs VP Binay, son

May 28, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee finds a system of corruption in the Makati parking building recommending plunder charges against father and son Binay

AT LAST. The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee finally releases a partial report after 10 months of hearings. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Panel finds basis to indict Binays for graft

May 09, 2015 - 5:02 PM

UPDATED The charge sets the stage for a possible impeachment of Vice President Binay considered the man to beat in the 2016 presidential race

Makati Home Ville: Where lies the truth?

Apr 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Many of the residents actually agree that their life is better at Makati Home Ville

THE NEXT PHASE. The housing units at Phase 3 of the relocation site are completed only 4 years after the first relocatees arrive in Makati Home Ville.

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

Junjun Binay stays, Usman’s coddler arrested, Murray for Mayweather | The wRap

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:18 PM

A court stops Junjun Binay s suspension Troops arrest Usman’s coddler Andy Murray says Floyd Mayweather has the edge over Manny Pacquiao

Binay suspension, Alan Cayetano on MILF, UFC stars for Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:11 PM

The Ombudsman suspends Junjun Binay Alan Cayetano asks the MILF to submit to the judicial process UFC fighters say Pacquiao can floor Mayweather

Nancy Binay: Makati mayor’s suspension part of ‘Oplan Nognog’

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:04 PM

If we have to go through this so our Vice President can serve we his children are willing to go through this says the senator whose brother has been suspended by the Ombudsman

POLITICAL PERSECUTION? Senator Nancy Binay says 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 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

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on the Makati City Hall building

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee continues its investigation on the alleged overpricing of Makati City hall parking building

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay arrested

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr is arrested after being cited for contempt by the Senate blue ribbon committee

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay inside the vehicle that will take him to the Senate, after he was arrested for contempt, January 29, 2015. Rappler

Senate upholds decision to arrest Junjun Binay

Jan 28, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The son of Vice President Jejomar Binay will be arrested before 9 am Thursday January 29 in time for the Senate hearing on alleged corruption in Makati

CONTEMPT FINAL. The Senate will have Makati Mayor Junjun Binay arrested to face its inquiry on Thursday, 9 am. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Mayor Binay slams 'telenovela' Senate probe

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Mayor Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay Jr insists that the Senate probe into corruption allegations against his family is just part of a script penned by their accusers

'TELENOVELA.' Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr explains why he won't attend ay Senate hearing. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Binay: 'The people have accepted my explanation'

Jan 24, 2015 - 6:17 PM

After leading the launch of the Movement for National Discipline at Rizal Park Vice President Jejomar Binay says in a media interview that he has said enough to disprove his accusers

PUBLIC SATISFACTION? Vice President Jejomar Binay believes he has said enough to disprove his critics.

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate hearing on 'overpriced' Makati parking building | November 6, 2014

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:38 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee continues its investigation on the alleged overpriced Makati city hall building

Trillanes to Binay: Prepare for 6-hour grilling

Nov 05, 2014 - 4:02 PM

If Binay skips the Nov 6 hearing the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee will resume its probe and reveal new information on the corruption allegations the senator says

READY FOR BINAY: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Vice President Jejomar Binay should prepare for at least 6 hours of grilling. Rappler photo

Senate Blue Ribbon invites VP Binay to Nov 6 hearing

Oct 29, 2014 - 10:42 AM

UPDATED Senator Teofisto Guingona III says the letter has been transmitted and received by the Office of the Vice President

FORMAL INVITE. Senate Teofisto Guingona III says the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee invitation was transmitted to Vice President Jejomar Binay on October 29, 2014. Rappler file photo

Senate Blue Ribbon to send invitation to Binay this week

Oct 28, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III says his only reason for stepping in or saying that his committee will invite the Vice President to the Makati probe hearing is to avoid a clash of institutions

MOTHER COMMITTEE: Senate Blue Ribbon committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III

The anatomy of corruption, Part 2

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:13 PM

Love of money is the root of all kinds of evil Some people eager for money have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs writes St Paul to Timothy Amen to that

How Binay got away from his first graft case

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Betrayal by former allies is not new to the Vice President

Binay's 'dear friend' got P1.3B contracts in 4 years

Oct 11, 2014 - 7:54 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Vice President Jejomar Binay s close associate Gerry Limlingan has been allegedly monopolizing security and janitorial services in the city of Makati

AMLC checking 'money laundering offenses' in Makati probe

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:51 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee continues the probe after it denies with finality the jurisdictional challenge raised by Makati Mayor Erwin Jejomar Binay Jr

MONEY LAUNDERING?: AMLC executive director Julia Bacay Abad appears at the Senate probe on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building. Rappler photo

Senate to wrap up probe on 'overpriced' Makati building

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:21 PM

It would not mean the end of the Senate probe into the Binay family however Senate Resolution 826 which prompted the probe deals with two other allegations

3-PART PROBE: Blue Ribbon sub-committee chairman Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is set to wrap up probe on first of 3 issues against the Binays. Rappler photo

DOCUMENT: COA report showing 'red flags' in Makati building

Oct 02, 2014 - 2:21 PM

The COA s initial report confirms several issues raised against the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2

Rappler Newscast | September 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Vice President Binay’s lead drops in polls Toilet fixtures in Makati building way above market prices Protests in Hong Kong disrupt travel and business

Binay's Makati building overshoots approved budget

Sep 20, 2014 - 5:26 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Data show that total expenses for the parking building exceeded the originally approved budget for the contract ABC

Rappler Newscast | September 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Senate invites VP Binay to explain kickback allegations Gov t claims typhoon Luis brought zero casualty Palparan is home now in army HQ detention cell

Binay cancels 'state of the country' speech, goes to typhoon zone

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED Binay prioritizes a visit to typhoon ravaged Cagayan and Isabela because the need to alleviate the suffering of typhoon survivors cannot wait

Rappler Newscast | September 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014 - 8:38 PM

A former ally says Vice President Binay got kickbacks US President Obama expands the US campaign vs ISIS Athlete Oscar Pistorius is cleared of murder