Metro Briefs: Nov. 1, 2018
Junjun Binay seeks court OK for HK Disneyland trip
Former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay has asked for permission from the Sandiganbayan to go to Hong Kong from Nov. 16 to 19 to attend his daughter’s gymnastics competition and take his four children to a theme park.
In a three-page urgent motion for authority to travel, Binay said his youngest child, Maria Kennely, was part of the Club Gymnastica Pasig Inc. delegation to the Hong Kong Gymnastics Carnival on Nov. 17 and 18.
While there, Binay said he would want to bring his children to Hong Kong Disneyland on Nov. 16.
Binay, together with his father and predecessor, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, currently faces multiple graft and falsification charges in connection with the alleged rigged bidding for the P2.29-billion Makati City Hall Parking Building II and the P1.35-billion Makati Science High School projects. —Vince F. Nonato
Muntinlupa gov’t offering ‘Undas’ freebies
The Muntinlupa City government is offering free water, candles and medical assistance to cemetery goers today.
Residents can avail themselves of the freebies at booths set up by the Community Affairs and Development Office, Ospital ng Muntinlupa, City Health Office and City Security Office in the city’s public and private cemeteries.
In a statement, the city government said it would also deploy a city bus, electronic jeepneys and 18 flexitrucks to National Road from Sucat to Tunasan to ferry residents to cemeteries for free.
Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro identified the following as the pickup points: Susana Heights Bus Terminal (to Everest Hills Memorial Park), Plaza Central (to Japanese Cemetery), Caltex Station Soldier Hills (to Muntinlupa City Public Cemetery and Aglipay Cemetery) and Sucat East Service Road (to San Nicolas de Tolentino Cemetery).
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi also ordered the deployment of city policemen and personnel from the Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to cemeteries to beef up security. —Matthew Reysio-Cruz
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