THE Department of Interior and Local Government has served today the suspension order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman on Makati City Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr.

The anti-graft body issued March 11 the six-month preventive suspension on Binay and 15 other City Hall officials over charges of alleged corruption in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II, a report published on said.

Junjun Binay is the namesake of his father, the vice-president of the Philippines. He is one of the seven members of the Binay family, most of whom are into politics.

He started his political career as a chairman of the Sangguniang Kabataan or youth council in Makati.

The Binays are among the political families that rose to power after the EDSA People Power Revolt in 1986. Read more about them in this 2007 report of PCIJ former deputy director Jaileen Jimeno originally published on the iReport magazine.

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VICE-PRESIDENT JEJOMARY BINAY, left, with President Aquino during happier times | PCOO Photo

1 Response to From the Files: The Binays


Che T.

March 16th, 2015 at 5:40 pm

I will still choose VP Binay over other candidates for the 2016 presidency. I like his leadership because I saw that his leadership is for the people, unlike others who acts for the benefits of their friends. In all fairness, marami tlagang nagawa si BInay for Makati and for the people, much more than his contemporaries.

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