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Makati funds used for farm development, says Mercado


Funds and personnel of Makati City were used for the development of the 350-hectare agricultural estate in Rosario, Batangas, allegedly owned by the family of Vice President Jejomar Binay, through an employee of the city’s engineering department, according to former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Elenita Binay posts bail in medical equipment case


Dr. Elenita Binay, the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, on Tuesday posted bail for the malversation and graft charges brought against her in the Sandiganbayan in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of medical equipment worth more P8.8 million when she was the mayor of Makati City.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Rockwell Center fire hurts 3 workers

Three construction workers were hospitalized after being trapped in the smoke-filled basement of the Lopez Tower and Museum being built at the Rockwell Center, Makati City, where a four-hour fire broke out Monday afternoon.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Makati squatters score demolition plan, demand in-city relocation


Around 1,000 people staged a protest on Monday morning against the impending demolition of about 500 houses at the Macda Compound in Barangay (village) Cembo, Makati City, and the relocation of its residents to Trece Martires in Cavite province.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cups & Mugs runs Makati City Hall, hospital food units

address isNo. 2650 Agutaya St., Barangay Pinagkaisahan, Makati City.
The address belongs to a carinderia (inset) across from the five-story
Kimston Buildingwhere the kitchenette is supposed to hold office. RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines–The cafeteria is like any other, except that it is on the eighth floor of the 22-story Makati City Hall and purportedly run by Cups & Mugs Kitchenette, owned by someone said to be a front for the Binays.   The air-conditioned canteen can accommodate around 150 customers and has a glass-paneled window on […]

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »