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Court allows Junjun Binay to travel to US

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The Sandiganbayan s Third Division grants the request of the former Makati mayor to travel to Los Angeles for his daughter s appointment with immunologist Ricardo Tan on August 19 and 20

LA-BOUND. Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay gets the court's permission to go to Los Angeles for his daughter's medical treatment. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

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Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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Criminal charges filed vs ex-VP Binay over Makati building

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:32 AM

3rd UPDATE Former vice president Jejomar Binay faces charges of graft falsification of documents and violation of the Government Procurement Act

CRIMINAL CHARGES. Two weeks after he steps down from the vice presidency, Jejomar Binay is slapped with criminal charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by John Javellana

3 justices won't inhibit from Junjun Binay case

Jun 16, 2015 - 7:55 PM

The Supreme Court says Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno Senior Associate Antonio Justice Carpio and Justice Martin Villarama Jr will continue hearing the case on the Makati mayor s suspension

MILF returns weapons, Binay allies, Tubbataha damage | The wRap

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:03 PM

MILF returns 16 firearms seized from the SAF Senators say the Vice President’s allies may be liable for money laundering The United States pays the Philippines for Tubbataha reef damages

Binay campaigning early? 'Since day 1' – Trillanes

Nov 21, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Hitting Binay s narrative of being one with the poor Trillanes says He s the billionaire in this fight I m the poorest senator

'JUST WORK.' Vice President Jejomar Binay during a visit to Zamboanga Sibugay. File photo of Binay from the Office of the Vice President

'Binay’s propaganda war trivializing Senate probe'

Nov 20, 2014 - 6:52 PM

One of the senators leading the probe into corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay says propaganda will prove to be useless in defending a politician with unli greed

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

#TalkThursday: Senate probes, demolition or public good?

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Rappler talks to Sen Antonio Trillanes IV about what the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee hopes to achieve in the Binay probe

Senate wrap: Is all still well in the Binay camp?

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:57 PM

As experts point to alleged overpricing of another project and whistleblowers accuse him of owning several condo units through dummies Binay goes around Cebu cities

ALL'S WELL? Vice President Jejomar Binay says the accusations against him are 'weakening,' but his detractors have other ideas. Rappler file photo

Binay probe: Is the worst really over?

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The Vice President says the accusations against him are waning although the subcommittee leading the probe is showing no signs of stopping

WORST OVER? Vice President Jejomar Binay makes the rounds in the vote-rich province of Cavite on November 13, 2014. File photo by the Office of the Vice President

Binay apologizes to KBP for backing out of debate

Nov 13, 2014 - 4:58 PM

The Vice President offers an apology to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas KBP for withdrawing from a debate that he himself proposed

'I'M SORRY.' Vice President Jejomar Binay aplogizes to the KBP for backing out of a debate he himself proposed. Rappler file photo

Binay camp still silent on 'hidden' dollar accounts

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

One of the Vice President’s spokesmen says there’s a ‘deeper story’ to the accounts and that an explanation is ‘coming’

NO EXPLANATION YET. Vice President Jejomar Binay's camp has yet to explain allegations that he owned several foreign bank accounts in the 80s and 90s but his spokesman says it's 'coming.' Rappler file photo

Remulla: Trillanes is the 'Yolanda' of senators

Nov 12, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman says people are tired of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee s partiality in probing allegations of corruption against Binay

‘DESTROYER?’ Senator Antonio Trillanes during the subcommittee’s ocular of a Rosario, Batangas property dubbed ‘Hacienda Binay.’ File photo by Rappler

Did Binay announce 2016 plans too early?

Nov 12, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says the wave of corruption allegations against him have convinced him it was a good idea to announce his 2016 plans as early as 2010

NO REGRETS. Vice President Jejomar Binay (center) says he does not regret announcing his 2016 plans as early as 2010. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Aquino wants Senate to end striptease probe of Binay

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:00 PM

The President says the sooner the probe wraps up the sooner that cases will be filed if indeed there s evidence of Vice President Jejomar Binay s alleged corruption

VLOG: Binay celebrates 72nd bday, unfazed by corruption scandals

Nov 11, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay faces the biggest corruption scandal to hit him to date But on his 72nd birthday he seemed unfazed by exposé after exposé

VP Binay: 'Attacks against me weakening'

Nov 11, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay claims the fairy tales his detractors have spun against him have lost their spell and that he maintains a strong foothold in the provinces

BIRTHDAY BOY. Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks to reporters at the Navy headquarters, where he celebrated his 72nd birthday on November 11, 2014. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

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

Snubs and secrets: A guide to the Nov 6 Binay probe

Nov 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Here’s a quick guide to what happened during the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee’s Thursday November 6 hearing on corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

‘HACIENDA BINAY.’ Senator Aquilino Pimentel III (standing) helps navigate through the land titles of the so-called ‘Hacienda Binay’ in Rosario, Cavite during the subcommittee’s November 6, 2014 hearing. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Mercado shows Binay’s 'hidden' dollar accounts

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:54 PM

But Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says the documents would not be included in the subcommittee s records

UNDECLARED? Binay ally-turned-whistleblower Ernesto Mercado says Vice President Jejomar Binay hid his wealth in foreign accounts. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay skips Senate Blue Ribbon hearing

Nov 06, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The Vice President shuns the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee invitation to address the corruption allegations against him and opts to go to Cebu instead

NO SHOW. Vice President Jejomar Binay's empty chair at the Senate probe on November 6, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay to decide at last minute on Senate invite

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay can announce his decision as late as the morning of the Senate hearing on November 6 says a spokesperson

WILL HE OR WON'T HE? His spokespersons say  Vice President Jejomar Binay will make the announcement himself. File photo from OVP

Binay camp thumbs down Trillanes' Nov 22 deadline

Nov 04, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Senator Trillanes thinks that like in the Senate he can bully Vice President Jejomar C Binay and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas KBP says a vice presidential spokesperson in response to the deadline

CHICKENING OUT? The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay believes Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will back out of the debate with the Vice President. Rappler file photo

Caught on Instagram? VP daughter's 'Hacienda Binay' photos

Oct 30, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano shows screenshots of posts from the Instagram account of Joanna Marie Binay the Vice President s youngest daughter to prove they own Hacienda Binay

‘OUR PROPERTY.’ Senator Alan Peter Cayetano shows photos from Joanna Marie Binay’s Instagram account. Photo by

Antonio Tiu submits 'proof' of 'Hacienda Binay' ownership

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Senators leading the probe into the alleged overpriced Makati building criticize the businessman for presenting a document that was not notarized

MAKATI PROBE. Businessman Antonio Tiu responds to questions at the Senate probe on the alleged overpriced Makati building on October 30, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

VP Binay 'open' to Senate Blue Ribbon invitation?

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay has not outrightly rejected the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee invitation to appear at the Senate probe into the alleged overpriced Makati building on November 6

'Hacienda Binay' under VP friends', aides' names

Oct 30, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Businessman Antonio Tiu who says he owns a property tagged by whistleblowers and senators as ‘Hacienda Binay ’ appears at a Senate probe anew to prove his claim

HIS HACIENDA? Vice President Jejomar Binay (in fatigues) tours guests around what is tagged as ‘Hacienda Binay’ in this undated photo. Photo from the Blue Ribbon subcommittee

VP Binay: My detractors are 'elitists, anti-poor'

Oct 26, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay turns the controversies into a war of the classes and tags Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as anti poor and elitists

Binay: Aquino believes I'm doing a good job

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay takes potshots at the inability of the government to solve pressing problems and bares his apparent campaign platform – replicating the Makati miracle on a national scale

'Oplan Stop Nognog 2016 figment of Binay's imagination'

Oct 22, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano quips: ‘Walang gagawa ng oplan na halatang halata kung sino ang target ’ No one would make an oplan name that obviously refers to its target

WHAT OPLAN? Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (L) addresses accusations that he's part of a plot to weaken Vice President Jejomar Binay's chances in 2016. Rappler file photo

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to invite Binay to Makati probe

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee assures the Vice President of fair treatment and due respect if he attends the Senate probe In return they expect him to tell nothing but the truth

‘FAIR TREATMENT FOR VP.’ Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, says Vice President Jejomar Binay will be treated fairly if he shows up at his committee’s Senate inquiry on the alleged overpriced Makati building. Rappler file photo

Businessman Antonio Tiu to sue Trillanes for 'defamation'

Oct 22, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The businessman will file a civil case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for alleging that he is a dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay

MAKATI BUILDING PROBE. Businessman Antonio Tiu attends the Senate hearing on the alleged overpriced Makati buiding on October 22, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay’s challenge to Trillanes: One-on-one debate

Oct 22, 2014 - 9:34 AM

UPDATED The Vice President challenges Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to a one on one debate outside the Senate and the senator accepts it

DEBATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay challenges Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (R) to a debate outside the Senate; Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (R) is also welcome. Rappler file photo

Binay didn't expect 'little mayor' Ernesto Mercado's exposés

Oct 22, 2014 - 6:45 AM

The Vice President assails the character of his former vice mayor saying he s a gambler who had to let go of his extravagant lifestyle when he lost his mayoralty bid in 2010 to Binay s son

'LITTLE MAYOR.' Former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado testifies at the Senate hearing on the alleged overpriced building on September 11, 2014. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Trillanes to Antonio Tiu: We'll prove you're Binay's dummy

Oct 16, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also accuses the Vice President of coddling Gerry Limlingan Binay s close friend and one of his alleged dummies

SCRUTINY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he’s confident businessman Antonio Tiu’s story will ‘crumble’ once he’s interrogated before the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee. File photo of Trillanes by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | October 14, 2014

Oct 14, 2014 - 7:25 PM

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Rappler Newscast | October 13, 2014

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:59 PM

De Lima says DOJ most likely to investigate Binay Quimbo: Bonuses are not supposed to be taxed First US Ebola infection a protocol breach

Makati officials to sue Inquirer, former vice mayor

Oct 13, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Several current and former city officials want to sue the newspaper for a libellous malicious and defamatory article that alleged they got P4B in kickbacks from infrastructure projects

‘LIBELOUS.’ Former and current Makati officials want to take legal action against the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nancy Carvajal, and former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado. File photo of Mercado by Mark Cristino/Rappler

VIDEO: Sen Miriam on cops with estates, a ‘haunted’ Senate

Oct 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago delivers another round of her trademark jokes in a press conference in Muntinlupa City

COPS WITH REAL ESTATES. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago hits at PNP chief Alan Purisima during a press conference in Muntinlupa city. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Miriam to Binay: Blanket denials not enough, face Senate probe

Oct 10, 2014 - 2:32 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says the presumption of innocence in the case of Vice President Jejomar Binay has been eclipsed by the whistleblowers testimonies

TESTIFY OR… Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago again urges Vice President Binay to air his side of the story before the Senate, and insists ‘presumption of innoncence’ no longer applies in his case. Photo by Rappler

Binay probe hinges on whistleblowers' info – De Lima

Oct 10, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima gives her assurance that any investigation on the Binays would be in pursuit of the truth and not political considerations

TRUST ME. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appeals for the public's trust in the vetting of Janet Napoles' testimony. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

'We're expecting a Yolanda type of demolition' – Nancy Binay

Oct 07, 2014 - 3:50 PM

He is still the most trusted government official and I am very thankful says Senator Nancy Binay of her father

Senator Nancy Binay

'Toxic’ political atmosphere pulled down VP ratings

Oct 07, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The Vice President’s spokesperson cites another survey which shows that Vice President Binay would win by a landslide against two leading ‘contenders’ if elections were held today

'TOXIC ATMOSPHERE.' Vice President Jejomar Binay and Sarangani Representative Emmanuel Pacquiao engage residents of General Santos on Monday, October 6, 2014. File phot from the OVP

Binays get no support from Guingona on jurisdiction challenge

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:19 AM

The powers of the sub committee is complete They can do any and all acts which the mother committee can make except in two instances says Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III

CHAIRMAN: Senator Teofisto Guingona III. Rappler file photo

Binay camp: Mendoza's COA report already 'discredited'

Oct 03, 2014 - 4:04 PM

A lawyer of former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay says the audit report cited by COA Commissioner Heidi Mendoza at a Senate hearing has been discredited by the Sandiganbayan

‘DISCREDITED.’ The camp of Elenita Binay (R) says COA Commissioner Heidi Mendoza should have been ‘candid enough to admit’ that the report she was testifying on had already been junked by the anti-graft court. Heidi Mendoza photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacanang Photo Bureau, Elenita Binay photo from the Office of the Vice President

Senate invites AMLC to next hearing on Makati building

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano receives information on supposed heavy bank withdrawals by people linked to alleged corruption in Makati

Makati probe: Binay Jr asks Guingona to overturn subcommittee

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:24 PM

The counsel of the Makati mayor says the Senate hearings on the allegedly overpriced city building should not proceed until the blue ribbon committee chair makes a decision on jurisdiction

'PREJUDGED.' Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay continues to question the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee's jurisdiction over a probe into an allegedly overpriced Makati building. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Drilon: Senate panel has jurisdiction over Makati probe

Sep 26, 2014 - 5:42 PM

A number of cases have been brought to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court has always sustained the right of legislature to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation says Senate President Franklin Drilon

CONTROVERSIAL BUILDING. The facade of the Makati City Hall Building 2 which is the subject of a Senate investigation. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

From P2.5M to P60M: How VP Binay amassed his wealth

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Ahead of a Senate hearing on an alleged overpriced Makati city building Vice President Jejomar Binay released his SALN to the public

NOTHING TO HIDE. Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla (L) and counsel Princess Turgano (R) hold copies of the vice president’s SALNs and ITRs. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

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