Complainant says case vs. Binay will stand in court

Lawyer Renato Bondal, a whistleblower in the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II, on Thursday insisted that the plunder case he filed against Vice President Jejomar Binay was strong and would guarantee Binay’s prosecution and conviction.

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Jinggoy, Sotto, Enrile got biggest DAP funding –DBM data

Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Juan Ponce Enrile received the biggest funding for projects under the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), data from the budget department culled by GMA News Research revealed.

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Brillantes: PCOS machines counting non-existent votes only in isolated cases

Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted Thursday there were instances the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines counted votes not shaded by the voter but said it was an isolated case.

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Manny Pangilinan says no to vice presidential run

Business magnate Manny V. Pangilinan on Thursday said he was not interested in running for public office despite despite reports that he is being eyed as a possible running mate for opposition leader Vice President Jejomar Binay in 2016.

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Belmonte: House annex not a parking building

Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a televised speech that the cost per square meter of the allegedly overpriced P2.7-billion Makati City Building II is either significantly lower or at par with those of other government buildings, including House of Representatives Annex Building and the newly constructed North Lounge Extension. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said the Makati building shouldn’t be compared to the House facilities “because our buildings are not garages.”

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Whistleblower reveals photo of Revilla staffer with Napoles employees

To prove that she knows and has transacted with Richard Cambe, whistleblower Marina Sula on Thursday brought out a group picture in which a smiling Cambe posed with all three pork barrel whistleblowers.

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VP Binay won’t file charges vs. accusers –spokesman

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay has no plan of filing charges against personalities implicating him in the alleged overpricing in the Makati City Hall Building II project.

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Palace dares opposition: Prove new DAP list was sanitized

The opposition should substantiate its accusation that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s list of lawmakers who endorsed projects under the disbursement acceleration program (DAP) has been sanitized, MalacaƱang said Thursday.

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Sandiganbayan junks prosecution plea to move Jinggoy to ordinary jail

Citing overcrowding and security risks, the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Thursday denied the prosecution panel’s motion to move Sen. Jinggoy Estrada from the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame to a regular jail at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

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What overprice? VP Binay says Makati building cheaper than House annex

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said that the cost per square meter of the allegedly overpriced P2.7-billion Makati City Hall Building II was either significantly lower or at par with those of other government buildings that he said were pushed by administration allies. In a televised speech, Binay made the comparison in response to the Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee’s inquiry, and said he was being singled out by some senators.

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