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No sign of Tiu/true ownership in farm

LIKE ITS OWNERSHIP, the so-called Binay estate is a labyrinth of pathways leading and misleading there and everywhere. This is the central part of the maze garden in the 350-hectare property in Rosario town, Batangas province, that former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado says belongs to Vice President Jejomar Binay, who has vehemently denied ownership. Mercado says the maze garden is patterned after but larger than the Kew Gardens in London, which was developed and used by members of British royalty. RAFFY LERMA

Behind a dirt road and a nondescript gate stood a vast property with paved roads, manicured gardens and pavilions, which critics of Vice President Jejomar Binay said was his hacienda.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

No log cabin in Binay’s name in Tagaytay Highlands, says exec

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TAGAYTAY HIGHLANDS LOG CABIN  Vice President Jejomar Binay reportedly bought a Redwood-type three-bedroom unit log cabin in 1997 for P15 million at The Woodlands in Tagaytay City. Photo shows a log home in The Woodlands posted on the website of Tagaytay Highlands. Houses at The Woodlands are made of western red cedar logs.  PHOTO FROM TAGAYTAY HIGHLANDS WEBSITE

An official of the company that developed the upscale Tagaytay Highlands where Vice President Jejomar Binay allegedly bought a P15-million log cabin on Wednesday said that the firm had no copy of the check in the amount of P3.12 million as down payment.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes: Binay camp buying silence of witness

Senator  Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV  and Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay has allegedly been trying to buy the silence of former Makati City officials to stop them from testifying in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee that has been looking into alleged anomalies in Makati.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Antonio Tiu on ‘Binay’ farm: I have rights but no title


Although he was not holding the title to the land, businessman Antonio Tiu on Wednesday told the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee that he owned the Batangas farm and not Vice President Jejomar Binay after paying a mere P11 million for the property worth close to P450 million.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sen. Binay: Where are the pork papers I requested?

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Sen. Nancy Binay on Tuesday lamented that her request for documents on pork barrel-related disbursements had yet to be granted, a year after she sought the papers from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) through the Senate blue ribbon committee.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »