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Cash aid program helped sprout home businesses in Makati, says Abby Binay

May 30, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the city government has released a total of P1,035,810,000 in financial assistance to 207,162 qualified residents

CASH AID FOR MAKATIZENS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay holds a virtual press conference on May 11, 2020. Screenshot from My Makati's Facebook page

Makati to give P5,000 per qualified resident under economic aid program

May 11, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Around 500,000 Makatizens are set to benefit from the cash aid, which the city government will be distributing through electronic money transfer app GCash

CASH AID FOR MAKATIZENS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay holds a virtual press conference on May 11, 2020. Screenshot from My Makati's Facebook page

Ex-VP Binay: ABS-CBN shutdown shows 'creeping erosion of civil liberties'

May 06, 2020 - 3:28 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay also recalls that the first time ABS-CBN was shut down was when Martial Law was declared on September 22, 1972 – 'the day democracy died'

PRESS FREEDOM. Former vice president Jejomar Binay joins veterans in commemorating the 34th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA Revolution on February 25, 2020. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Binay orders Makati police to probe assault of private village resident

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Makati City government spokesperson Michael Camiña says the appropriate charges will be filed against those found accountable 'after a full investigation'

DASMA INCIDENT. A Makati police officer is seen tackling Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra to the ground on April 26, 2020. Screenshot from Parra's video

Makati City requires wearing face masks in public places

Apr 13, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Establishments and transport services may refuse anyone not wearing face masks, according to the city ordinance

POGO workers in Makati City gather their belongings as they are instructed to work from home during the lockdown on March 18, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2,000 solo parents in Makati to receive P1,000 in aid amid coronavirus lockdown

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:16 PM

The inclusion of solo parents as beneficiaries of Makati's financial assistance program follows earlier announcements that some 6,800 registered tricycle and jeepney drivers would be receiving financial aid

Photos from Makati LGU

Makati gov't employees, contract workers to get paid during lockdown

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:51 AM

All 9,406 workers will receive their salaries, says Mayor Abby Binay

MAKATI CITY HALL. Photo from Wikipedia.


Abby Binay OKs cash assistance to over 5,900 tricycle drivers in Makati

Mar 18, 2020 - 4:23 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says they are also preparing a financial package for jeepney drivers in the city

MANAGING THE OUTBREAK. Makati Mayor Abby Binay deliver a speech before members of the City Council. File photo from Makati City government

Gatchalian, Binay test negative for coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he would ask Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri to get tested again in case his initial test result is a 'false positive'

SENATE HEARING. Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Nancy Binay (right) at the March 5, 2020 hearing of the Senate committee on basic education, arts, and culture where one of the guests would later test positive for COVID-19. The two senators went in self-quarantine and tested negative on March 17, 2020. Photo from Senate PRIB

Makati under community quarantine, curfew set from 8 pm to 5 am starting March 16

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the City Council will also sign a resolution declaring a state of calamity so the city can tap into its Quick Respond Fund to combat the novel coronavirus

NOW UNDER QUARANTINE. An unusually empty mall in Makati City on March 14, 2020, hours before the community quarantine takes effect in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gatchalian, Binay under self-quarantine after Senate guest tests positive for virus

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:31 PM

Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Nancy Binay have also ordered their staff members to go into quarantine for 14 days

SELF-QUARANTINE. Senator Win Gatchalian, chairman of Senate Committee on Energy, presides the Senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate hearing bares gaps in PH contact tracing for novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:02 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says contact tracing is important, but not easy to do

HEALTH CHIEF. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III attends the Senate hearing on the Philippines' preparedness on the 2019 novel coronavirus on February 4, 2020.

IN NUMBERS: Abby Binay’s tech-driven thrust for Makati in 2019

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:10 PM

Mayor Abby Binay harps on her achievements in Makati last year during her State of the City Address

THE CHIEF. Makati Mayor Abby Binay is currently serving her second term in office. File photo from Makati City government

CA upholds ban vs Junjun Binay holding office

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The Court of Appeals denies Junjun Binay's motion for reconsideration against the verdict which found him guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service

DISQUALIFIED. The Court of Appeals upholds its earlier decision finding Junjun Binay guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

On Abby Binay’s birthday, father calls her ‘very outstanding’ Makati mayor

Dec 12, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Mayor Abby Binay hosts lunch in city hall for Makati official and several senior citizens to celebrate her 44th birthday

BIRTHDAY GIRL. Makati Mayor Abby Binay (2nd from L) about to blow her birthday cake as she stands together with her husband and Makati 2nd District Representative Luis Campos (1st from L), her father and ex-vice president Jejomar Binay (1st from R), and Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo (2nd from R). Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Makati to temporarily stop issuing new business permits to POGO service providers

Dec 08, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mayor Abby Binay imposes the indefinite ban after the recent spike in crimes and prostitution involving foreign workers hired by POGOs

TEMPORARY BAN. Makati Mayor Abby Binay imposes an indefinite moratorium on new service providers of POGOs based in Makati. File photo by Rappler

Makati allots P8.07 billion for social services in 2020 budget

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:59 PM

This is nearly half of the P18.047-billion budget for next year passed by the city council and approved by Makati Mayor Abby Binay

2020 BUDGET APPROVED. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo hand a P100,000 check to a centenarian from the city. Photo from Makati City government

Over 50,000 kids in Makati get polio vaccine, beating DOH target

Nov 03, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Makati City has the highest vaccination coverage rate in the Department of Health's oral polio vaccination drive, followed by Taguig City then Quezon City

VACCINATION DRIVE. The Department of Health says it has reached its target of 95% of some 1.8 million children part of its oral polio vaccination drive. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Makati Subway to get extra $332-million funding from Chinese firms

Oct 29, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Mayor Abby Binay flies to Hong Kong to secure more funding for her flagship project, the Makati Subway

MORE FUNDS FOR SUBWAY. Makati Mayor Abby Binay (center) and City Administrator Claro Certeza during the partnership signing ceremony in Hong Kong for the Makati Subway. Photo from the Makati City government

Makati lone Philippine finalist in World Smart Cities Awards

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay's push to use technology to improve city disaster preparedness and communication is shortlisted in the Innovative Idea category

FINALIST FOR INNOVATIVE IDEA. Mayor Abby Binay is set to share Makati's best practices on disaster risk reduction and management in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Spain. File photo from the Makati City government

These women are not just wives

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We should report on them as persons with their own accomplishments

Makati to soon get free public WiFi from Globe

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Globe will provide Internet access to 27 barangay health centers, the University of Makati, the Ospital ng Makati, and city hall

FREE WIFI FOR MAKATIZENS. Makati Mayor Abby Binay and Globe CEO Ernest Cu lead the MOA signing to provide free public WiFi access in the city. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

In Abby Binay's Makati, there are free cakes but no sugarcoating

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Abby Binay carries an unspoken burden: to keep city hall corruption-free. Another Binay cannot afford to be hauled off to court.

Abby Binay Makati . Photo from Makati City government

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.

PH lawyers revive decade-old group to protest Duterte policies

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:15 PM

'Not since the dark years of Martial Law have our civil liberties and fundamental rights been threatened and blatantly violated with such brazen impunity,' says the group Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties

REVIVAL. The Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties (CLCL), first formed in 2006, is revived to protest the "repressive" policies of the Duterte government. Photo by Rappler

What Metro Manila mayors are doing to employ more locals

Sep 08, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Despite its reputation for being a land of employment, Metro Manila continues to register one of the highest unemployment rates in the Philippines

PASIG CHIEF. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto talks with traffic enforcers in his city. Photo from Vico Sotto's Facebook page.

Discriminated for color, Binay asks: 'Do I need to file a bill protecting people like me?'

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Senator Nancy Binay poses the question as she suggests integrating the SOGIE equality bill into the comprehensive anti-discrimination bill

NANCY BINAY. Senator Nancy Binay at the Senate hearing on the SOGIE bill on September 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Makati residents 90-99 years old to get P10,000 cash gift yearly

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

To be qualified for this benefit, the senior citizens will also have to be Blu Card holders for at least 5 years

Nancy Binay to PNP: Why waste time closing lotto outlets?

Jul 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'Instead of wasting their time in closing down lotto outlets, bakit 'di nila pagdiskitahan habulin at hulihin ang mga nasa wanted list nila, o 'yung mga insidente ng patayan sa Negros?' says Senator Nancy Binay

Cops started shutting down PCSO Lotto outlets in Makati City today following the order of Pres. Duterte last night. (Makati police photos)

Here are the biggest campaign contributors to 2019’s winning senators

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections

NEW. Winning senators proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jejomar Binay files electoral protest vs Makati congressman Peña

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Defeated congressional bet Jejomar Binay accuses his opponent Kid Peña of buying votes in Makati City, allegedly handing out P500 to P2,000 per voter

NOT GIVING UP YET. Former vice president Jejomar Binay files an electoral protest against his victories opponent and now Makati 1st District Representative Kid Peña. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DILG commends 'young' new metro mayors

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Getting top billing from Secretary Año is Isko Moreno who scored major media mileage this week for drastic changes in Manila

NEW MAYORS. (L-R) Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, Makati City Mayor Abby Binay and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. Photo of Sotto by Rob Reyes/Rappler, Binay and Moreno courtesy of their Facebook pages

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

Past is past? Nancy Binay offers Trillanes teaching job, free hospitalization in Makati

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'I appreciated the sincere offer but I respectfully declined out of delicadeza. It was truly nice of her,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Young metro mayors challenged to make every day World Bike to Work Day

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities urges the mayors to make a plan of cooperation linking Pasig, Quezon City, Makati, San Juan, and Manila via protected bicycle lanes

CHALLENGE. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities participates in a World Bicycle Day event organized by Manila Moves and other groups in Ortigas on June 3, 2019. The think tank calls for elected young mayors in Metro Manila to make their cities friendly for bike commuters. All photos by AC Dimatatac

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

OVP gets highest COA rating in 2018 audit

May 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

The Commission on Audit's sterling opinion of the 2018 financial report of the Office of the Vice President is an improvement from previous years when the state auditors flagged some of its expenses

VP ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during a youth forum in January 2017. File photo by OVP

WATCH: New senators flash Duterte fist pump – except for 2

May 22, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Reelected senators Grace Poe and Nancy Binay refuse to join their fellow winners in making the trademark salute to President Rodrigo Duterte

DUTERTE'S SENATE? Winning senators in the 2019 elections, except for Senators-elect Grace Poe and Nancy Binay, make President Rodrigo Duterte's trademark fist pump. Rappler screenshot

Nancy Binay blames family feud, lack of machinery for low ranking in 2019

May 16, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'I am not part of PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago.... [The fight] in Makati was also a factor,' says Senator Nancy Binay, who ranks 12th based on the partial, unofficial tally

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Nancy Binay claims victory over JV Ejercito in 2019 polls

May 16, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'I think today I can claim it,' says Senator Nancy Binay

REELECTIONIST SENATOR. Senator Nancy Binay at the Miting De Avance with brother Junjun Binay. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Abby Binay: I don’t feel victorious because my father lost

May 15, 2019 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) Reelected Mayor Abby Binay says she's hurting from the defeat of her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, in the congressional race

BITTERSWEET VICTORY. An emotional Makati Mayor Abby Binay  speaks during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. Seen behind her is her father Jejomar Binay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Makati: Mayor Abby Binay reelected with wide lead over brother Junjun

May 14, 2019 - 2:18 AM

(UPDATED) The reelected mayor of Makati says her rivalry with her brother Junjun is expected to continue even after the elections

VICTORY. Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay shows off the indelible ink on her finger after she voted on May 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec: No special treatment for ex-VP Binay in ballot issue

May 13, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The Commission on Elections draws flak after one of its directors accompanied former vice president Jejomar Binay as he tried to vote again

Ex Vice President and congressman aspirant Jejomar Binay casts his vote in a precinct poll at the San Antonio National Highschool in Makati City on today’s midterm poll. After 8 attempts Binay’s ballot was rejected by the voting machine. Photo by Jay Ganzon

Malfunctioning machines delay voting for Binays in Makati

May 13, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Family patriarch Jejomar Binay and his warring children Abby and Junjun all experience delays at their polling precincts on election day

AFTER 4 HOURS. Reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay and her brother, Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay, show off the indelible ink on their index voters after voting on May 13, 2019. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Jejomar Binay fails to vote after ballot rejected by vote-counting machine

May 13, 2019 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) Binay is finally able to vote after nearly 3 hours

DISAPPOINTED. Former vice president Jejomar Binay confronts personnel at a Makati polling precinct after he failed to cast his vote on May 13, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Junjun Binay to Makati: Accept bribe money, but vote for me

May 12, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay says his camp has received reports of alleged vote-buying in Makati City, where he is challenging his older sister Abby Binay

ADVISE TO VOTERS. Makati mayoral candidate Junjun Binay delivers his speech during his miting de avance together with his Team Be Nice slate on May 11, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Junjun Binay: I fought for my dad, I will fight for Makati

May 12, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay banks on his father's name despite the patriarch's support for his sister, rival candidate Abby Binay

FOR HIS DAD. Makati mayoral bet Junjun Binay speaks while a photo taken in 2015 was flashed on screen, showing Junjun hugging his father Jejomar when the younger Binay was suspended from office 4 years ago. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

Ex-VP Binay urges Makati: Pray that I become a model congressman for you

May 11, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'Mayroon ho tayong dapat pag-ingatan – ‘yon hong respeto at dignidad na ibinigay ng buong bansa sa kinatawan ng lungsod ng Makati,' says congressional candidate Jejomar Binay

SEEKING POLITICAL COMEBACK. Former VP turned Makati congressonal candidate Jejomar Binay delivers his campaign speech on May 10, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Abby Binay says 'mudslinging' toughest part of reelection bid

May 11, 2019 - 2:49 PM

'I think it’s also difficult for my dad as well because our family is not together,' says reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay of her rivalry with brother Junjun

TOUGH CAMPAIGN. Reelectionist Makati Mayor Abby Binay speaks during her miting de avance on May 10, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler