By: Elena Grace Flores
The Sandiganbayan’s issuing a Hold Departure order for former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son Junjun Binay is a mere procedural move like in any other cases filed – and not an indication of guilt. Daniel Subido, lawyer of Binay, said that “he HDO has no effect on the cases being heard by the anti-graft court against his client”
He added: “A Hold Departure Order is a necessary consequence of the mere filing of an Information in the Sandiganbayan. It is applicable to all,” Subido said. We are confident that these frivolous cases will be dismissed,” he added.
As per GMA: Binay Sr. is facing four counts of graft, nine counts of falsification of public documents and one count of malversation of public funds in connection with the anomaly. The younger Binay, meanwhile, is facing two counts of graft and one count of malversation as co-accused of his father.