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SENATOR NANCY BINAY WILL REPLACE HER DAD AS CANDIDATE IF HE WITHDRAWS FROM PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

The Binays - L-R: Junjun, Nancy, Jejomar, Abigail, Elenita
The Binays – L-R: Junjun, Nancy, Jejomar, Abigail, Elenita

MAKATI CITY, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles) –  There is a lot of speculation that Vice President Jejomar Binay will eventually withdraw from the 2016 Philippine presidential race because of dwindling ratings as well as graft charges he could be facing as recommended by the  Office of the Ombudsman.

In order to maintain the Binay political dynasty, Senator Nancy Binay is reportedly ready to replace her dad as candidate for president should he decide to withdraw from the race.

Speaking of political dynasty, now that the Vice President’s son, JunJun has been dismissed from the service as mayor of Makati City, — also because of graft charges — another Binay daughter, Abigail, said earlier that she is prepared to run for mayor in place of her brother.  Abigail is currently serving as an elected representative in Congress, and will soon be termed out.

To keep everything within the family circle, Abigail’s husband, Luis Campos,  will run to replace her on her Congressional seat.

And what does Elenita (the Vice President’s wife and former Makati mayor) think of all this? “Politics is in our blood. The more Binays in politics, the better,” she told reporters.

 

 

PHILIPPINES SENATOR NANCY BINAY PROPOSES NEW FORM OF INCARCERATION: OFFICE ARREST

Junjun Binay, left, and Nancy Binay  (Photo credit: Inquirer.net)
Junjun Binay, left, and Nancy Binay (Photo credit: Inquirer.net)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s a clear case of big sister trying to protect little brother.

We’ve all heard about house arrest and hospital arrest. Both are forms of incaceration in lieu of jail, mostly accorded to political prisoners.  Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo comes to mind. She continues to be under hospital arrest for corruption charges.

Now, Senator Nancy Binay has proposed legislation that would institute office arrest for politicians like her brother, Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay.

The younger Binay has camped out (or in) for the third  straight day since the Office of the Ombudsman issued a suspension order against him. The order was issued over alleged overpricing in the controversial Makati City Hall Building II.

The mayor is questioning the six-month suspension order and has been holing up at city hall since Wednesday. He has said the order from the Office of the Ombudsman — a Constitutional body independent of Malacañang — is motivated by politics. He could face contempt charges if he continues to defy the orde of the Ombudsman.

Binay’s supporters have been staying outside the city hall since the suspension order was issued and have been given free take-out dinners.

In proposing the new legislation, Nancy Binay admitted it was in anticipation of her brother’s eventual arrest.

“My brother has been put into office by the people of Makati, so he has the obligation to continue to perform his duties as mayor, regardless of what the Ombudsman says,” the junior senator told reporters. “Office arrest is the most appropriate form of incarceration for Junjun,” she added.

Informed sources told The Adobo Chronicles that the Binays’ father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, has offered to pay for the construction of an annex to the Makati City Mayor’s office that would include a bedroom, kitchen and a jacuzzi in order to make his son’s offfice arrest more comfortable.

INDIA BANS SLAUGHTER OF COWS; PHILIPPINES CONSIDERS A BAN ON PIGS

IMG_6760MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Philippines Senator Nancy Binay is proposing a bill that would copy a newly-approved law in India which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.

Hindus, who comprise 80% of India’s 1.2 Billion population, revere cows and the sale and consumption of beef is banned or restricted in many states.The state of  Maharashtra includes India’s commercial capital and biggest city, Mumbai.

Binay wants a similar law to apply to pigs in the Philippines.

The daughter of the Vice President says her bill will prevent future pork barrel scams which have plagued the country in the last two years. The scams siphoned  some Ten Billion pesos of taxpayer money into fake projects and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for the personal gain of some business people and politicians.

Several senators and high-ranking government officials are now in jail facing charges of corruption in connection with the pork barrel scandal.

“Kung bawal na ang kumatay ng baboy, eh di wala nang pork barrel,” Binay said. (If the slaughter of pigs is banned, then there will be no more pork barrel)