Facing corruption scandals, what's next for Binay?
MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talked to Jonvic Remulla, Cavite governor and political spokesman of Vice President Jejomar Binay, about the investigation of the former Makati mayor by a so-called "kangaroo court" and about Binay's backing out of the November 27 debate against Senator Antonio Trilllanes IV.
Plunder charges were filed against the Vice President in July, in relation to an over-priced multi-million-peso Makati city hall building 2.
After months of investigation, the probe into the alleged overpricing of the Makati city hall parking building branched out into other corruption allegations against the Vice President. These included his supposed ownership of “Hacienda Binay,” a 350-hectare property in Rosario, Batangas.
After several hearings at the Senate where more exposés were made against the Vice President by whistleblowers who were his former allies, Binay backed out of the debate against Trillanes set on November 27. Trillanes and senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Aquilino Pimentel III had been spearheading investigations by the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee. – Rappler.com