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Peña faces graft charges for Makati's undelivered sports goods

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:10 PM

While former Makati acting mayor Kid Peña has yet to read the complaint against him he insists there was good governance under his watch

GRAFT COMPLAINT. Former Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña faces a graft complaint for an alleged irregular purchase committed under his short tenure in the city. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

Abby Binay urges Comelec to dismiss Peña's electoral protest

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Incoming Makati mayor Abigail Binay says Kid Peña who lost the mayoral race miserably failed to support his vote buying allegations against her

DISMISS THE PETITION. Incoming Makati mayor Abby Binay wants the poll body to dismiss losing mayoral candidate Kid Peña's electoral protest against her. Photo by Rob Reyes

Kid Peña demands manual recount in Makati mayoral race

May 20, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Defeated acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña alleges massive vote buying behind the victory of his rival Representative Abigail Abby Binay Campos But Abby says it is the Peña camp that is capable of cheating not the Binays

CHEATED BY ABBY BINAY? Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña files an electoral protest before the Comelec against Representative Abby Binay, who beat him for mayor. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Kid Peña cries electoral fraud, plans protest vs Abby Binay

May 19, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The camp of winning mayoral candidate Abby Binay rejects Kid Peña s claims saying that Makati held clean elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/ Rappler

Trillanes: Makati has 'ghost' senior citizens

Aug 19, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Joey Salgado media affairs head of the Vice President s Office denies the accusations saying Can he produce actual death certificates and other documents? We doubt it We expect more half truths and lies in tomorrow s hearings

GHOSTS? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Makati City of having ghost senior citizen beneficiaries. File photo from Senate PRIB

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

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

Peña vows more benefits for Makati senior citizens, city employees

Jul 13, 2015 - 1:30 PM

As part of his proposed reforms for the city acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña says senior citizens can expect to receive free medicine increased pension and the continuation of the city s free birthday cake program

REFORMS. Acting Makati mayor Romulo Peña outlines proposed new programs for the city's senior citizens. 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

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

Kid Peña to Makati gov't workers: Be professional

Jul 02, 2015 - 3:48 PM

We are not employees of one official but of the government so we should go to work the acting Makati mayor tells city employees a day after Mayor Junjun Binay stepped down from city hall

NEW OFFICE. Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña says he will hold office at the lobby of the city hall building to be easily reached by his constituents. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Acting mayor Kid Peña: Back to business in Makati

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña says he will hold muti sectoral dialogues to hear concerns and suggestions to improve city services

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

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

Peña back to being Makati vice mayor

Apr 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Vice Mayor Romulo Peña s announcement comes nearly a month after he was sworn in as acting mayor later creating a leadership confusion in Makati

Makati State Procecutor Billy Evangelista (left) administer the Oath Taking of Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Pena (right) Monday at the Old Makati Museum in Barangay Poblacion, Makati City. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Peña won't step down as acting Makati mayor until SC decision

Apr 08, 2015 - 6:17 PM

The Makati vice mayor insists on dispensing mayoral duties despite a new ruling by the Court of Appeals indefinitely stopping Mayor Junjun Binay s suspension

Makati Vice Mayor Romulo 'Kid' Peña (left) arrives at the old Makati City Hall by a motor bike Wednesday, to check the room that he was supposed to occupy as officer-in-charge of the city. Pena was installed by the DILG as acting mayor of the city on Monday. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

The loyal supporters of Junjun Binay

Apr 05, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Some Makati residents tell Rappler that a P300 allowance is provided for people to gather at the city hall – an open secret in some barangays

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Peña won't sign pay checks of Makati councilors, staff

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

As acting mayor of Makati Romulo Peña says he can no longer discharge the functions of a vice mayor – which includes signing the payrolls of city councilors and staff

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Brillantes backs Binay: TRO should be upheld

Mar 25, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Brillantes says Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña failed to do one thing to fully claim his position as acting mayor after Binay s suspension: immediately assume office

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Peña to Binay: Let's talk to settle salary issue

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:43 PM

With payday only a few days away the leadership confusion in Makati has extended to confusion over who should sign the paychecks of its 8 000 employees

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Makati: Binay, Peña hold separate flag-raising ceremonies

Mar 23, 2015 - 11:10 AM

The leadership standoff between the two top officials of Makati City enters its second week with both officials presiding over their own flag raising ceremonies

Makati City acting mayor Kid Pena holds a separate flag raising ceremony at the old Makati city hall building with supporters on Monday.

Binay camp: Makati standoff bad for Aquino's legacy

Mar 22, 2015 - 3:54 PM

The camp of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay says the leadership confusion in the city sends wrong signals to investors

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

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

Junjun Binay shouldn't be signing official documents – Peña

Mar 19, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña also says he may seek the intercession of the courts if Binay continues to discharge his duties as mayor despite the suspension

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Makati vice mayor: 'Rule of law will catch up with Binay'

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Makati Vice Mayor Romulo Peña says he is not out to grab power from Binay but until the court says he is no longer acting mayor he will perform his temporary duties

Makati Vice Mayor Romulo 'Kid' Peña (left) arrives at the old Makati City Hall by a motor bike Wednesday, to check the room that he was supposed to occupy as officer-in-charge of the city. Pena was installed by the DILG as acting mayor of the city on Monday. Photo by Joel Leporada/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

After 2 hours, Junjun Binay 'back' as Makati mayor

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:55 PM

The vice mayor s oath taking as acting mayor was void says Binay s lawyer Sana naiwasan ito kung naghintay lang sila DILG nang ilang sandali

VICTORY FOR THE BINAYS. Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay greets his supporters after he a TRO from the Court of Appeals blocking the suspension order from the Ombudsman on March 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Who is Makati mayor? Binay insists on waiting for CA order

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:55 AM

Even with the suspension order already served the camp of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay continues to question the validity of the Ombudsman s order

Peña takes over as acting Makati mayor

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:39 AM

Vice Mayor Romulo Peña a former ally of the Binays now with the Liberal Party is sworn in as acting mayor while Junjun Binay refuses the idea of giving away his post

After taking oath at the Museo of Makati, Vice-Mayor Pena proceeds to the old Makati City Hall Building where offices are closed and padlocked. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler