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‘Bare allegations; no concrete proof’

BINAY AND THE BAGÓBÔ  Vice President Jejomar Binay is conferred the title Matan’am Datu (wise leader) by 29 chieftains of the Bagóbô-Tagabawà tribe in Makilala, Cotabato province, during Friday’s celebration of the town’s 60th founding anniversary. The title signifies that some 14,000 members of the Bagóbô-Tagabawà tribe in 29 barangays in Makilala now recognize Binay as their leader. PHOTO FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

That’s what the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay had to say about the accusation of former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado that Binay amassed P4 billion in kickbacks from P15 billion worth of infrastructure projects that the city government awarded to his alleged favored contractor, Hilmarc’s Construction Corp., when he was the mayor.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Vice President Binay believes crisis to eventually pass


Vice President Jejomar Binay believes that the trials he and his family are facing, with all the corruption allegations being thrown at them, will pass even as he admits to being deeply hurt by them.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay can’t be impeached for acts as mayor–Belmonte

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Thursday he does not think Vice President Jejomar Binay could be impeached over the alleged overpriced Makati parking building that began construction when the latter was Makati mayor.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No sacred cows for ‘Tres Marias’

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and Commission on Audit Chair Grace Pulido-Tan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The powerful female triumvirate tasked to investigate and prosecute the case of the abuse of pork barrel funds by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and her cohorts emerged as the netizens’ choice for the Inquirer’s Filipino of the Year 2013.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Suspended Cebu gov gets to argue in court

Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia reiterates that her suspension is illegal before a crowd of 1,000 supporters who staged a "Freedom March" from Fuente Osmena to the Cebu provincial capitol on Sunday. Photo by Carmel Loise Matus

Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia did not get the temporary restraining order (TRO) she had been praying for but the Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered oral arguments on her petition next week.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »