DYNASTY’S 2016 ‘DREAMS’ AT STAKE IN MAKATI POLLS

A ‘David’ steps up vs Binays

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RENATO Bondal, lone challenger of Makati City Mayor Jejomar “Erwin’’ Binay Jr. (right), explains in a Radyo Inquirer interview why he can be a viable alternative who could end a 27-year-old political dynasty. ARNOLD ALMACEN

It will not just be a case of “David against Goliath” in the Makati City elections this May, according to the lone challenger of Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr.

“If we win this election, gone are the 2016 dreams of the Binays,” said lawyer Renato Bondal, alluding to the reported plans of Junjun’s father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, to seek the presidency three years from now. Junjun’s eldest sibling Nancy is currently running for senator.

“It seemed to be taking forever and I won’t allow it,” Bondal said on Monday in an interview on Radyo Inquirer, referring to the seemingly “never-ending” political dynasty that since the mid-1980s has ruled the city which hosts the country’s premier business district.

Bondal, 52, used to be an ally of the Binays when he was chairman of Barangay (village) Palanan from 1993 to 1998. He said he decided to break away when Jejomar, then the city mayor, fielded his wife Elenita in the 1998 mayoral race and severed his ties with then Vice Mayor Arturo Yabut.

With Yabut as his mayoral candidate, Bondal ran for councilor in 1998 but lost. He again failed to win a seat in the city council in 2010, when Junjun took over his father’s city hall post.

But despite losing twice, Bondal remained hopeful that his third bid could end the Binays’ dominance since 1986 or back when Jejomar was appointed officer in charge of Makati City by then President Corazon Aquino after the Edsa People Power Revolution.

In various interviews, Vice President Binay defended himself and his family against criticism by saying that theirs had been “a dynasty of service.”

Sought for comment, a spokesperson for the Binays on Tuesday said that “in the end, it is up to the people to decide who they want to lead them. It’s a choice between Junjun Binay, who has three years of experience as a mayor, and Attorney Bondal.”

“Look at what this dynasty has done. Look at how Makati dramatically changed from a mere municipality to a premier city that it is now. That alone speaks for itself,” said Joey Salgado, chief of the city’s public information office.

“We wish Bondal all the luck if that is his dream. But the dreams of Makati residents are different altogether,” Salgado said.

Bondal is running as an independent candidate, with the incumbent Vice Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña as his running mate. Peña is up against Marjorie de Veyra, the former city administrator.

Bondal believes that the odds are better for him this time since it will only be a two-way fight between him and Junjun Binay.

“Since 1987, there had been more than two mayoral candidates in Makati. This time would be a dangerous situation for them,” he said. He recalled that in the 2010 elections, for example, the combined votes for Binay’s two challengers—Erwin Genuino and Ernesto Mercado—were greater than the votes the incumbent mayor got.

He said the people of Makati will eventually look for an alternative. “We have no tarpaulins yet, but the people will find us.”

Instead of holding big rallies, he and Peña will just go “from house to house” at the start of the campaign period for local candidates on March 29.

Asked about his platform of government, Bondal criticized the Binays for allegedly “abandoning” Makati claim on seven barangays which have been the subject of a jurisdiction dispute with Taguig City in a Pasig City court. He was referring to Barangays Cembo, South Cembo, West Rembo, East Rembo, Comembo, Pembo and Pitogo.

Bondal also pushed for the use of biometrics in the City Hall payroll system as a safeguard against so-called “ghost employees.”

“If we win this election, we will build decent houses for Makati residents and not shun them away,” he said, saying local revenues should be spent on welfare and development in the city and not on Makati’s co-called “sister cities” across the country whose numbers grew during the administration of the Binays.

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  • vince_bugaboo

    ok. maski sino hwag lang ang mga Bunay!

    • BatangSingapore

      bobotante ka ba?

      • Ross

        try it harder :)

      • vince_bugaboo

        hardinero ka ba ng mga buni, tulok?

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    JesusJosephMary ka higko ang kanyang guya, ka pangit from tatay to mga anak, the pangit family, familya ka higko!

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    Papangit at mangingitim ang Pilipinas pag itong mga Binay dynasty na ito ay manalo, nakakahiya lider natin puros mga panghit , maiitim at mga mukhang ipis.

  • octo9er

    To Joey Salgado, chief of the city’s public information office: Not sure if you were already born when the Binays took over in 1986, but Makati was NOT JUST a “MERE MUNICIPALITY” then. It was and still is a premier city. Stop making misleading statements. These kids might believe you.

    • http://twitter.com/devillrn Dellia Villarin

      MISMO…how can they claim that garbage…

      • http://twitter.com/devillrn Dellia Villarin

        Kamo, makati made the Binays billionaires…

      • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

        correction: multibillionaires!

    • Dax Cogitlog

      its really true! when i was in grade 5 back in 1978 ,it was the topic on our class that Makati was already the top earning city in the Philippines – 2nd was Iligan City because of Steel Mill Co, the NSC. How come the Binays manufactured that theory they made the Makati what it is now today, in fact, it was already bustling city even before they came. I kind of like saying the Binays are the bottleneck of Makati’s progress.

      • sanjuan683

        Mayroon ba progress sa Makati, ang nakikita ko may malaki pagkakautang ang Makati bakit nangyari? Isang city may malaki pangkakautang. tsek tsek tsek tsek. Masasabi mo ba progress ang isang city kapag wala na mahirap na mamamayan.

    • isidro c. valencia

      Makati is converted into a premiere city primarily of Ayalas and other prominent businessmen. Not because of Binays.

      The business growth of Ayala is spread out beyond its perimeter. It is natural that neighboring areas will be benefited. Hinde maaring maulingan ang katabing lugar. (No pun intended). You cannot prevent the progress of Ayala to cause progress even in Taguig, Mandaluyong, and Pasay.

      Kahit na nga janitor ang ilagay mong Mayor sa Makati, siguradong tatakbo yan dahil sa laki ng revenues. The Binays are only the recipients of the growth. They are not the cause of growth.

      • hyung27

        well said!

  • Jack_jack618

    We wish you well, Sir! Good luck! Let’s end this reign! The Makati voters are behind you!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

      daming pera sa kaban ng bayan sir ,dyan kayo yayaman

  • doublecross

    dynasty of service daw…..corrupt sabi nyo!

  • noyab

    alisin ang kadiliman sa makati, kahit sino wag lang ang mga binay…sobra na yaman nila….

  • noyab

    mga binay maiitim na di pa maganda ang itsura at ugali……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    dapat mag isa kayo sa makati palitan nyo yan ang mga binay subra pa kay marcos ,dati si vp binay galit sa mga marcos ,kasi daw matagal sa pwesto sya pala subra na

  • Maldi2

    Though I’m not from Makati, it’s high time that we dump the Binays! Very obvious that it’s political dynasty, corruption and greed of power and authority.

    • BatangSingapore

      hindi rin ako taga makati e pano natin ito iboboto hahahahhahaha. style nyo bulok.

      • Ross

        Stupid answer from stupid question?

      • BatangSingapore

        ay bugok, tandaan mo ang question ay palaging may ganito >>>> ?
        style nyo bulok tungaw hahahahhaha.

      • boy_kurimaw

        Hoy aso ni BALUGA tsupi tsupi lol

  • Hellomr

    Sobra sobra na kayo mga binay. Haryaan naman ninyo ang iba na gusto rin mag serviscio sa bayan. Hindi maganda ang maging sakim.

  • Beersheva

    This mayor is really not very good IMHO. Too young, too inexperienced, and no savvy. Does not have the street smarts of his father. Setting aside all the other issues (like dynasty) and just based on his performance – I would not vote for him. If he wins, it will be with a lot of help from dear old dad.

    • BatangSingapore

      si BUM aquino walang experience pero senador agad ang tinakbo. mas ok si binay dahil may experience na at mayor pa lang tinakbo,

      • sanjuan683

        Baka may malawak na experience sa corruptions ang sinasabi mo. Tsong ganyan ang mga pulitiko sa Pinas. Kaya huag mo kami paglolokohin ang babantot nila.

      • Edward Castro

        natumbok mo pare, hehe.

      • BatangSingapore

        ay OO naman ang mga Aquino at Cojuangco malaki experience sa corruption nyan.

        Lola sa tuhod ni president abnoy kinorakot pera ng katipunan e hahahahhahahahha.

  • Hellomr

    Iyan ang main source ng ikinabubuhay ng mga binay sa makati… Hanapbuhay nila ang politica….kaya lahat silang familia ay tumatakbo…

    • tarikan

      Kami sa Makati masaya, maligaya (di ba pareho laang yun?) sabi ni Papanog Binay. I dare everyone here. Try to get a business permit in Makati. You’ll find out how expensive it is. Then you have to maintain that expensive permit every renewal. Di bale sana kung legal. The Binays are the poster boys of a Filipino Dream — from rags to riches in no time at all.

  • ruben_bush

    Down with political dynasties!!!! tama na sobra na!!! si ate senadora, yung isang ate nasa congreso, si mama rin, si papa rin vice prseident na, tatakbo pa sa 2016 bilang presidente….kamag anak incorporated na talaga ang gobyerno.

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehehehe Sa unang pagkakataon ngayon lang ako makakakita ng isang pamilya itatapon sa kangkungan. hehehehehehehe Tutal malapit sila sa pasig river

  • nes911

    Time for the binays to step down. Sobra na ang dominance nila sa makati politics.

  • XY ZEE

    Sabihin nyo lang sir kung paano ako makakatulong para matapos na ang kadilimang bumabalot sa Makati.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Lol, sa dami ng BOBOTANTE sa Makati na pwede bayaran ng mga maiitim at maligno?

    Ang tanong ng bayan ng Makati: magkano ang bigay mo sa araw ng halalan?

  • Jack_jack618

    Bakit yung litrato ng sidekick ni Mr Shoo-li ang nakalagay. Si Kuhol yan diba.

  • http://twitter.com/devillrn Dellia Villarin

    I really wish you all the Luck…will be praying for you…cuz am not a makati voter…

  • WeAry_Bat

    Good luck. I will vote for you.

  • Jay Alvin Madrigal

    if i lived in makati i would vote for him.

  • popeyee

    Mr. Joey Delgado, kahit walang Binay sa mundo magiging premier city ang Makati dahil sa mga Ayala at iba pang malalaking businessmen. Subukan mo kayang mag mayor yang amo sa isang mahirap na bayan?

    • $2931613

      you have a valid argument… pero unfortunately, hindi masusubukan ni Binay ang mamuno sa isang mahirap na bayan because the people of Makati needs him! I suggest subukan mo siyang iboto for President at baka hindi na kailangan mangibang bansa ang mga kababayan natin! Binay for 2016!

      • popeyee

        Kung tama ang sinasabi mo, bakit marami pa ring squatter sa Makati hanggang ngayon? At, wala bang nangingibang bansa o OFW na taga-Makati dahil si Binay ang Mayor nila? Recruiter pa lang naglipana sa Makati

      • $2931613

        ahmm.. FYI lang ha.. ung mga squatter sa Makati ay hindi tunay na taga-Makati.. i would even say 95% of them are from other cities or sa mga probinsya.. and di mo rin sila masisisi dahil maunlad ang makati at maraming trabaho.. kaya kung gusto mo hindi na pumunta ang mga taga ibang probinsya para maging squatter sa maynila.. kay Binay tayo for 2016!

        meron nangibang bansa na taga-makati pero mga professional.. hindi para maging p0kp0k!

      • magiting78

        Kung tama ang sinasabi mo bakit pinabayaan ni Binay n mag squatt cla? ang sagot, nakikinabang c binay s mahihirap during election…

      • gryzyxwoz

        More votes!

      • magiting78

        Tumpak…kc kung sa mayayaman sya aasa ng boto, baka ma zero sya…hahaha P500 lng katapat ng mga squatt pag araw ng election…billion naman n dadali ng mga binay…

      • sanjuan683

        Maraming trabaho o maraming corruptions hehehehehehe Maraming trabaho aba dapat sana hindi na nag-abroad ang mga pinoy. Ikaw talaga napakabolero at pinagloloko mo kapwa mo na maraming trabaho diyan sa Makati. Puro offices ang maraming diyan, walang pabrika kaya wala makuha trabaho diyan.

      • Paliwaweng

        Ayoko nga, ikaw na lang!
        Hindi pa nasisira ang ulo ko para iboto ang mga Binay.
        Ano kamo, di na ako mangingibang bansa pag si Binay ang magiging presidente?
        “Wag mo akong utuin, umupa ang anak ko sa apartment ng kapatid ni Binay dyan sa Bangkal kung saan nya ipinaparada ang kanyang ‘sports car’.
        Mandurugas sila, mga switik sa pagpapaupa.

      • sanjuan683

        Sige subukan natin kapag hindi nagkatotoo puputulin mo dila mo ha? Pinagloloko mo mga mamamayan Pinoy anong akala mo sa amin mga tanga. Puede pa maniwala ako kapag naging presidente si binay mo ay magdidilim ang buong Pinas dahil negro siya. Totoo naman maitim siya bakit ka magagalit?

      • boy_kurimaw

        Binay for 2016??? ayoko nga noh!

    • gryzyxwoz

      Absolutely correct! Pinagyayabang ng mga Binay na sila ang resonsible for the “Miracle of Makati”. The truth of the matter is that the real credit should go tot he Ayalas

  • Fayha

    nasa mga BOBOtante pa rin yan kung iboto nila si Bondal. kaso halos lahat nang mga BOBOtante sa Makati kay Binay pa rin. Hopefully matalo si Binay. kung magising na ang mga taga Makati.

  • Quality1

    CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK….SANA MANALO KAYO…Hindi namin malilimutan ang kayabangan na ginawa ni Junjun Binay kay Sec Robredo..walang galang sa matanda at masmataas sa kanya

  • jgl414567

    TAMA NA SOBRA NA PALITAN NA ANG MGA BINAY!

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    Binay must have high hopes that he’ll win this coming elections. Hope his reign will end!

  • BatangSingapore

    kaawa awa itong bondal at magsasayang ka lang ng pera, eh yan kung pinaghirapan mo at malamang inipon mo yan galing sa kurakot mo.

  • venfil29

    umasenso ang makati dahil sa mga ayala,kung wala si ayala ewan ko lang kung may makati ngayon, kung hindi na develop ni ayala ang makati hindi naman yan magiging premier city, ang tanong bakit ngayon maraming squatter pa rin sa makati kung talagang premiere city bakit hindi gastusin ang kita ng makati para mabigyan ng maayos na bahay ang mga squatter sa makati?

    • GustoKoHappyKa

      hahaha madaming squatter para boboto sa mga binay!!! hahaha

  • $2931613

    LOL.. sa mukha pa lang nitong Renato Bondal.. halatang TRAPO na and Corrupt! Kay Binay pa rin gaganda ang ating buhay! DYNASTY OF SERVICE!

  • malek_abdul

    To the residents of Makati, why not try this Bondal for a change? If he can’t “deliver the goods” for Makati then there is still another election coming on 2016. You can put back Binay as your mayor.

  • Yobhtron

    BASTA UNA, DAPAT IBASURA. NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    the Binays suck…i wish god would wipe these people off the face of the planet..

  • joeybg

    Kapal ng Mukha ng mga Baluga…… nagpayaman ng husto.

    Ang dami kasing mga Tanga , Bobo at Uto-uto sa Makati.

    Maganda lang ang Makati kapag nasa shopping centre ka, pero libutin mo ang kapaligiran ng Makati , maaawa ka sa mga taong niloloko ng mga pamilya Baluga na laging pinangangakuan na bibigyan ng magandang Kabuhayan.

    Magpunta kayo sa Munisipyo ng Makati, ang mga Nagtatrabaho doon ay puro kamag-anak ng mga Baluga at magbabarkada.

    • Edward Castro

      ang maganda sa makati ay dahil kay ayala. tingnn mo road infra ng makati parang obstacle course. bumabaha pa sa malapit sa creek or riles. ng itanong ng kapitbahay ko bakit di inaayus ang drainage. wla daw pera makati.. what????

  • jpastor

    Rephrasing Salgado, below should be his statement…

    “…look what Makati have done to our pockets… we are no longer peasants but billionaires…”

  • josesantos318

    Ifestyle check for the binays. Rags to riches story

  • kokak

    Ang mga Ayala ang nagpaunlad sa Makati hindi si Binay. Pag sa Pasay o sa Kalookan mo ilagay si Binay ewan ko lang kung mapaunlad nya yun.

  • Hey_Dudes

    If it is truly destined for Binay being elected next president, let us all kiss good governance goodbye and welcome repeat era of ERAP, GMA and Marcos. Poor Philippines when will the country get it’s break from these hooligans?

  • indiosbravos2002

    Good luck but I think Makati needs a serious contender to unseat the Binays.

  • $14334231

    if the voters of makati are really fed up with the binays and stands behind you, then you might have a chance to slay the formidable “Goliaths”…..just be transparent, else, you’ll wind up a one-term mayor….AND NO DYNASTY EITHER!!!!…make a solemn oath of it and you will earn the trust of the makati-ans…..

  • boybakal

    A ‘David’ steps up vs Binays….

    I really don’t know who is David and who is Goliath.
    Goliath is huge big tall man and David is a short small man.
    For sure, Goliath are not the Binays for they are 4’11 in height.
    Therefore, the Binay is David and Bondal is Goliath.

  • jose_guev

    to the voters of Makati, the entire urges and asks you to please, please, please… stop the Binay dynasty now and vote for Mr. Bondal!

  • YoungGen

    This current Makati Information Officer Mr. Salgado’s attribution of the city’s growth to the Binays is a heck of a misinformation! Your service to the Binays is your disservice to the rest of us filipinos.

  • superlucky2

    Joey Salgado, kung ikaw ang Thief of the city’s public information office, ayusin mo ang pag-sasalita mo. DAHIL SA MAKATI NAGING BILLIONAIRE ANG MGA SWAPANG NA BINAY’s. yan dapat ang sabihin mo Salgado.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Vote Bondal for mayor of Makati.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    The Binays are willing to cheat and kill just to keep Makati their own lucrative family treasury like the Marcoses.

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    “Asked about his platform of government, Bondal criticized the Binays for allegedly “abandoning” Makati claim on seven barangays which have been the subject of a jurisdiction dispute with Taguig City in a Pasig City court. He was referring to Barangays Cembo, South Cembo, West Rembo, East Rembo, Comembo, Pembo and Pitogo.” —

    Sorry nalang kayo may historical map ang Taguig kung saan nakikita na sakop talaga ng bayan naming yan mga barangay na yan!!!

  • jgl414567

    Mga linta yang mga Binay sa Makati ayaw na bitiwan hanggat napapakinabangan ng pamilya nila. Ganid sa pera at kapangyarihan ang mga Binay, IBAGSAK!

  • Ross

    Mga taga MAKATI maiba naman kayo, same ideas lang paikot ikot ng mga leader :)

  • Edward Castro

    dapat pag dating sa botohan number dapat mga binay.. NA HINDE IBOBOTO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    “If we win this election, we will build decent houses for Makati residents and not shun them away,” he said, saying local revenues should be spent on welfare and development in the city and not on Makati’s co-called “sister cities” across the country whose numbers grew during the administration of the Binays.

    Dagdag boto ni Binay ang mga sister cities ng Makati.

  • Hellomr

    Tapos na ang maliligayang Ora’s ng mga binay…. Ang gusto ng mga botante ay ibang mukha naman….

  • wilfel

    Ask the Vice President how much he makes whenever a building is being constructed in Makati. That’s is the reason why the Binays are very rich and powerful in Makati also have the money to give away.

  • tarikan

    Gwapo ni JunJun, artistahin. Puwedeng poster boy ni Dr. Vicky (Becky?)Bello.

  • melanioamarillo

    Binays say.We are not a dynasty. .Ka mesira say, Its the nasty politicos

  • vince_bugaboo

    mga mukhang tumor ang mga bunay, lalo na ito.

    • UrHONOR

      HINDI naman ganun ka-grabe yong tao….mukhang SUSO’, pero hindi naman tumor. Maaari mo ding sabihing mukhang DOOR KNOB, pero hindi naman mukhang tumor! :)

  • doublecross

    sige, botos kita, pati mga angkan ko. corrupt si binay.

  • Jake Lopez

    With Makati’s huge income, anybody including my driver can turn it into what it is now..Well that is factoring in all the corruption and expenditures outside of Makati like Binay’s gifts to sister cities. This sister city crap only enhances Binay’s political machinery and does nothing positive for the city and its inhabitants.

  • VicenteBoticol

    The people of MAKATI must unite to topple the BINAY family who has made MAKATI CITY as the MILKING COW of Corruption,Patronage and Abuse of Power. Enough is Enough of these callous scumbags and vermins scurrying in the foul-smelling gutters of Makati politics.

  • tenyearsafter

    Good Luck to Atty.Bondal!

  • padrefaura

    I know atty bondal personally. Bayaran yan! That guys is corrupt.

  • UrHONOR

    YAN pala ang itsura ng anak ti Jojo…..kahawig nga ng ama….parehong dashing debonaire! But between ANYONE ELSE vs the Bnays, doon na ako sa ANYONE ELSE. At least may tsamba pang maputol ang kamay na sumasalok sa kaban ni Juan. With the Bnays. nakow! tuloy-tuloy ang ligaya sa paghakot ng lahat ng mahahakot sa bakuran ng “kapit-bahay”!

  • ksa202

    enough of papogi ng mga Binays!

  • stealth ice

    the binays are already drunk with power.
    it’s not binays who led Makati City into progress. it’s actually the AYALAS.
    the binays are taking only the credit. in short they are credit grabber.

    look at taguig now. soon they will overtake makati city. and it’s because of the AYALAs also.

    the binays have no right to claim the credit.

  • boybakal

    A ‘David’ steps up vs Binays….

    More appropriate….Battle of the Dwarfs….one lacking in height, one dwarf looking.

  • hyung27

    “Look at what this dynasty has done. Look at how Makati dramatically changed from a mere municipality to a premier city that it is now. That alone speaks for itself,” said Joey Salgado, chief of the city’s public information office. — now this is BULLSHIT! It was the Ayalas who first made Makati as the premier CBD of our country in the 60s! And they are still the main reason (together with all the shareholders inside Ayala-Makati CBD) why Makati is at the top! Give proper credit to those who deserve it!!! #No2Binays

  • lennonpaul

    Makati a mere municipality before the Binays took over in the early 80`s? this administrator is misleading the readers!!

  • kunsabagay

    Nancy Binay no. 6 sa latest survey, what’s happening to our country?

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