Makati residents express support for Binays

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Monday, September 1, 2014


SOME Makati residents protested Monday outside the Makati City Hall building 2 while the Senate Blue Ribbon committee's ocular inspection in the building was ongoing to show their support for the Binays.

The groups said they believed that the City Government, particularly the Binays, had touched their lives and served the city well.

They said that the ongoing probe into the 11-storey office and parking building and the plunder complaints filed against Vice President Jejomar Binay, who was former mayor of the financial district, and his son incumbent mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr. were "baseless."

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Makati resident France Villaruz, 50, said that all the allegations filed against the Binays are "false accusations."

"After the investigation, they (the government) will realize that (the accusation about the alleged pocketed money of the Binays on the construction of the office and parking building is not true)," Villaruz said.

Errol Balba, president of the Makati Persons with Disability Federation (MPDF), said filing a plunder complaint to government officials is "normal and just part of politicization."

Balba, however, believed that the Binays had rendered full service though some members of the Blue Ribbon committee conducting the investigation on the alleged overpriced parking building keep on insisting that there was irregularity in its construction.

"They had already proved themselves. We believed that they (the Binays) are providing a good service and we are feeling it," Balba said, noting the accomplishments of the Binays for the city.

Balba said there are "major changes" when the Binays run the city, stressing the benefits they get from the local government unit.

United Makati Against Corruption (UMAC) spokesperson Kim Paredes told Sun.Star in a text message that the ocular inspection would be a way to know if there is an anomaly in the construction of the multi-billion peso office and parking building.

"The ocular visit conducted by the Senate on the carpark (Makati City Hall 2) is a positive (outcome) and only prove they are really decided to expose the truth in the alleged involvement of the Binays into corruption," Paredes said. (Sunnex)

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