Roxas tells Mayor Binay: ‘You don’t own Makati’
Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Tuesday asked Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay to respect the suspension order issued against him by the Ombudsman.
“Hindi po ninyo pag-aari ang Makati, Mayor Binay. Walang naghahari-hari dito kung hindi ang batas. Batas po ang ipinapatupad at ‘yan din naman lang po ang ginagawa ng DILG at PNP (Department of Interior and Local Government and Philippine National Police),” he told reporters at Camp Aguinaldo after a meeting on disaster preparedness.
(You don’t own Makati, Mayor Binay. No one rules it except for laws. The rule of law prevails there and the DILG and the PNP are just carrying it out.)
Violence broke out at Makati City Hall after DILG officials served the suspension order. They were prevented from entering the city hall so they just posted the order at the building’s entrance.
Supporters of Binay also threw bottled waters and chairs to police authorities.
The Ombudsman issued a second suspension order to Binay over the allegedly overpriced Makati City Science High School.
“Nananawagan po ako kay Mayor Binay na bumaba na po. Hindi po ito isang telenovela. Hindi po ito drama tungkol sa inyong pamilya, sa inyong paghahari-hari sa Makati. Ito po ay tungkol sa batas. Ang batas po ay nagsasabi na sinuspende kayo ng Ombudsman,” Roxas said.
(I am calling on Mayor Binay to step down. This is not a telenovela. This is not a drama about your family and your reign in Makati. This is about the law. And the law says you have been suspended by the Ombudsman.)
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Roxas said that Vice President Jejomar Binay, father of JunJun, could help by telling his son to follow the order. He added that the Makati mayor is no different from other officials included in the suspension order.
“Batas ang po ang pinaiiral dito…Hindi po espesyal ito…..Si Mayor Binay special lang siya sa tatay niya. Hindi siya special sa batas. Ipapatupad po namin ang batas,” Roxas said.
(The law prevails. There are no sacred cows here. Mayor Binay is special only to his father. He is not the law. We are going to implement the law.)
The Interior Secretary also said they will file charges against the people involved in the violence which erupted in the city hall.
“Ang bawat isa sa inyo na networks ay may mga camera at formal na hihingin ito ng PNP para makita ‘yung videotapes. Makita kung sino nangwelyo, nanuntok at kung sino ang humawak sa kamay at nagtulak sa babaeng pulis…Lahat naman po ito ay nasa video,” he said.
(The PNP will ask media networks a copy videotapes. We will see who collared whom, who punched whom, and who pushed a female police officer. All of these were caught on video.) IDL
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