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Nancy Binay: Junjun’s suspension part of ‘Oplan Nognog’

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:08 PM March 11, 2015
Sen. Nancy Binay speaks to the media on Wednesday regarding the suspension of his brother Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. Nino Jesus Orbeta/INQUIRER

Sen. Nancy Binay speaks to the media on Wednesday regarding the suspension of his brother Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. NINO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — Senator  Nancy Binay   questioned on Wednesday the undue  haste at how the Office of the  Ombudsman ordered the suspension  of  her brother, Makati Mayor  Jejomar “Jun-Jun” Binay.

The senator said  the suspension was part of the “Oplan Nognog,” an alleged smear campaign meant to derail the presidential bid of  her father, Vice President  Jejomar Binay, in 2016.

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“True enough mas mabilis pa sa ala singko kung totoo nga na nakakuha sya ng suspension,” she said, referring to the Ombudsman’s order  placing  the mayor  under six-month  preventive   suspension in connection with the allegedly anomalous  construction of the  Makati City Hall 2 parkign building.

READ: Mayor Junjun Binay ordered suspended for six months

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Asked  if the suspension was politically  motivated, Senator Binay said: “Hindi ba  obvious na obvious kasi parang  last week lang ang balita e preliminary investigation…”

“Kapag nakita  nyo yung history ng Ombudsman,  bakit pag kunyari medyo kaalyado nila…May  narinig na ba kayong na suspend na  ganito kabilis? So for us, kumbaga  kung may Oplan Exodus, may Oplan Nognog,” she said.

“Oplan Exodus” refers to the botched  Mamasapano operation  that left  44 elite policemen dead last  January 25, 2015.

“Kung titingnan nyo yung suspension ng Ombudsman, laging ginagamit yan e. Noong time ni President  Arroyo ginamit yung Ombudsman para ipitin yung ating Vice President tapos ngayon, parang ganun pa din…”  the senator said, again referring to former President and now Pampanga   Representative  Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

With what’s  happening now, she said she would  not be  surprised  if there will also be efforts to go after her  or any of her siblings.

“I think yung isang natutunan ko sa ating Vice President eh life is a constant struggle and this is just one struggle na kailangan malagpasan natin,” she  said.

But Senator Binay said: “Kung kelangan naming pagdaanan to para lang mas makapagsilbi yung ang ating  Vice President eh kaming mga anak nya ay wiling to go through these over and over again.”

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