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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jejomar Binay: Corruption in Makati, Preview of Malacanang in 2016?

“The only reason I can be removed from office among others would be the violation of the Constitution during my term as Vice President. Maliwanag naman po yata iyon."
VP Binay
Mr.Vice President: With due respect, are you suggesting the people should forgive and forget your corruption in Makati? The EQ Post
From MB
Vice President Jejomar Binay can be impeached only for acts done while he is the country’s second highest official and not for acts committed while he was mayor of Makati City, legal luminaries said on July 13.
Former Law School Dean Tranquil Salvador said: “I do not think the overpricing charges can be used to impeach Binay as vice president. It should be grounds arising out of or in connection with his present office.”
For his part, Vicente Joyas, former president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, said the charges connected to the supposed overpricing of several government buildings in Makati City “does not even fall under the grounds for impeachment.”
“The grounds for impeachment are betrayal of public trust, culpable violation of the Constitution, among others, and that overpricing charge is not betrayal of public trust because he was re-elected several times and his re-election and election of his son, daughters and wife negated whatever betrayal may be alluded to,” Joyas said.
The Family Business Happens to be Politics!
Rationale For Dynasty: "Yes, we're a dynasty. We're a dynasty of service." The Binays
Q. What is "BINAYGate"? 
A.“BinayGate” is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals in the Philippines  being associated with the House of Binay. The word was specifically adopted from the "Watergate "Scandal that brought down Richard Nixon
Q.Can Binay explain his enormous wealth?
A.BINAYaran Politics pays well! His salary as VP and as mayor previously could not possibly lead to an accumulated wealth of P643 million in a span of 25 years.
Q.What's the source of Binay's enormous wealth?
A.Let Nancy explain:
  • Sa 25 years na pagtatrabaho, eto ang pumasok -- P643 million in a span of 25 years. Kasama pa dito ang mga nakuhang campaign funding." Senadora Nancy said.
  • Senator Nancy Binay said the remaining balance in the five bank accounts owned by her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, would not even reach P1 billion.
  • But asked if it would not be surprising if her father has millions of pesos in the banks, the senator said:  “I think meron, kasi medyo masinop ‘yun e. 
  • May alkansya nga ‘yun,  nag iipon ‘yun ng coins (I think he has because he is quite thrifty. He has a piggybank and he saves even the coins),” the senator added.
The Most Expensive Parking Building In the World!
Q. What is the "Makati Parking Building" Scandal?
A.  “Yan po ang Makati City Hall Building 2. Hindi po parking building, kundi isang office building. Para sa amin, hindi pwede and pwede lang. Ang ginawa po namin ay isang world-class building na pinakikinabangan ng mga taong gagamit nito: mga empleyado namin at ang libu-libong residente at kliyente ng Makati. Gusto namin ipakita na kaya ng Makati na maging globally competitive” Mayor Jun-Jun Binay
Q. What's the cause of all those alleged Makati City corruption charges?
A. "A triumvirate of corruption oversaw the rigging of the bidding for projects of the local government of Makati City." Binay spokesman.
Q. Does Binay own the so-called Hacienda Binay in Batangas?
A. Permit us to quote the much respected Inquirer columnist,  Solita Monsod:"The summary of events as I see them: Binay owns the Rosario property. Tiu’s actions—his failure to do real due diligence, his inconsistencies, his cavalier treatment of the property that he claims he owns/leases/can use exclusively—indicate that he is merely holding the property until Binay wants it again, or is holding the property for Binay to use." 
Q. What is the allleged OSMAK (Ospital ng Makati) scandal?
A. Senator Cayetano also noted that aside from Greenergy, Tiu is also the CEO, president and chairman of AgriNurture Inc. (ANI), formerly known as Mabuhay 2000 Enterprises Inc.
Mabuhay 2000 Enterprises Inc. was identified by Commission on Audit (COA) Commissioner Heidi Mendoza during the previous hearing as the supplier of the overpriced hospital beds for the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) back in 2001 and 2002.
The purchase of the allegedly overpriced medical equipment for OsMak happened under the leadership of Binay's wife, former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay.
Q. What is the Binay "Boy Scouts Property" Scandal?
A.  Vice President Jejomar Binay’s kickbacks from a land deal in Makati City could reach up to P651 million, former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado claimed Wednesday at the Senate hearing on alleged anomalies in Makati City.
In his testimony, Mercado said the Vice President could have gotten P651 million from the deal which entailed the development of a prime property in Makati City.
Mercado has alleged that Binay’s kickbacks were coursed through Noble Care Management Corp., a company owned by Alphaland President Mario Oreta.
Q. What is the "Makati Cake Scandal"?
A. Contrary to their earlier public denials, Sen. Nancy Binay, Rep. Abigail Binay and their brother, Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., appeared as directors of a company engaged in the food business that supplied birthday cakes to senior citizens in Makati City.
According to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) report to the Court of Appeals in its petition to freeze the assets of Vice President Jejomar Binay, his family and suspected dummies, Millennium Food Chains Corp. was founded by the Binay children in 1997, along with Erlinda and Kim Chong, Lilia Chavez and Angelico Salud.
Nancy's reply: "No. I don't supply that (cakes). First of all, I don't bake. "
EQ View: Nancy, you are not being asked whether you know how to bake or not! Answer the question!
Q Who are the alleged Binay Dummies?
A. The CA order also includes his alleged dummies Gerardo Limlingan, Eduviges Baloloy, Antonio Tiu, Lily Hernandez Crystal, Carmelita Palo Galvan, Francisco Balaguer Baloloy, Bernadette Cezar Portollano, Mitzi Sedillo, Margeurite Lichnock, Melissa Gay Castañeda Limlingan, Victor Limlingan, James Lee Tiu, Pee Feng Lee, Ann Lorraine Buencamino Tiu, Frederick Dueñas Baloloy, Mario Alejo Oreta, Jose Orillaza, Daniel Subido, Man Bun Chong, Joy Mercado and Omni General Services Inc.
Q. Who is Gerry Limlingan?
A. Who is Gerry Limlingan, the person whose name has surfaced several times in Senate hearings on alleged irregularities involving Vice President Jejomar Binay?   Limlingan had been tagged by former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado as a supposed bagman of Binay when he was still Makati City mayor. Mercado had claimed during Senate hearings that Limlingan acted as a supposed dummy of Binay in businesses and properties not declared in Binay's Statements of Assets and Liabilities.   These allegedly include Agri-Fortuna Inc., the company that bought Binay's piggery business in Rosario, Batangas.