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Jamias says VP Binay wants to reconcile with him

/ 11:51 AM July 02, 2015
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Senior Supt. Elmer Jamias. LYN RILLON/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay wants to make amends with the police official whom he had a heated confrontation with last Monday night.

Senior Superintendent Elmer Jamias on Thursday revealed that two persons from the Binay camp invited him to meet the vice president.

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Binay wanted to apologize for his actions, Jamias said, quoting the emissaries Binay allegedly sent.

“Tinawagan po ako ng tagapamagitan ni VP [Jejomar] Binay, gusto daw makipag-usap sa akin ni VP Binay, kakausapin daw po ako at hihingi ng paumanhin,” Jamias said in a Radyo Inquirer report.

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(I was called by an emissary of VP Binay. The vice president wants to speak to me and apologize.)

He said that he is willing to talk to Binay but he will still pursue filing charges against the vice president.

“Wala akong personal na galit kay Vice President Binay bagkus nirerespeto ko siya bilang pangalawang pangulo. Tinutupad ko lang ang aking tungkulin bilang isang alagad ng batas.” he said.

(I do not have a personal grudge against Vice President Binay; I respect him as the vice president. I am just doing my job as a law enforcer.)

Last Monday, the older Binay went to the Makati City Hall to support his son, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay who was suspended anew over his involvement in the allegedly anomalous construction of the Makati City Science High School building.

Binay allegedly wanted the policemen deployed at the Makati City Hall grounds to leave in order to let the family’s supporters enter the building.

READ: VP Binay assaulted, threatened policemen—official

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Jamias, who was the ground commander of the police officers, claimed that the vice president berated and insulted him as a police official.

READ: Police exec Jamias: VP mocked my being a cop; PNP to file charges

Binay allegedly punched and collared other policemen deployed in the city hall complex.

Jamias earlier said that he will file physical injury, direct assault, oral defamation, and grave threat raps against Binay. With reports from Radyo Inquirer, Mary Gillan Frances G. Ropero and Eva M. Hamaybay, INQUIRER.net trainees/IDL

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