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Binay asks supporters to rally behind him

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For the first time, Vice President Jejomar Binay, accused of amassing ill-gotten wealth, on Thursday appealed to his supporters to continue to rally behind him.

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

Media initially barred entry to Sunchamp farm

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THE VERANDA This veranda shows the opulence of the main house on the sprawling agricultural estate in Rosario town, Batangas province, allegedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay. Antonio Tiu says he owns the property but former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado claims Binay is the proprietor. RAFFY LERMA

The media tour of the sprawling Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park here almost did not push through after a lawyer of Antonio Tiu, who was being accused of being a dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay, said reporters were not allowed to join the tour.

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

No sign of Tiu/true ownership in farm

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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 »

Revilla tops list of lawmakers

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Senator Bong Revilla was on top of the list of lawmakers identified in affidavits executed by whistle-blowers who allegedly allowed nongovernment organizations (NGOs) linked to Janet Lim-Napoles to use their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) entitlements for ghost projects worth P10 billion.

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

‘Pork funds loose change’

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NO LOOSE CHANGE  Detained Sen. Bong Revilla says the millions of pesos he is accused of pocketing from his pork barrel fund allocations is loose change compared with the money he has earned from his movies.

“Barya”(loose change). That was how detained Sen. Bong Revilla described the millions of pesos in public funds which government prosecutors claimed the senator had pocketed as kickbacks from his participation in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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

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