The Sandiganbayan rules that the furniture case of ex-Makati mayor Elenita Binay, wife of former President Jejomar Binay is dismissed. This is after prosecution fails to implicate her in the alleged anomalous bidding. Binay also appeals for the dismissal of her motion to re-raffle her malversation and graft cases for the anomalous purchases of hospital beds and sterilizers. The Binay family has been the subject of lawsuits accusing them of corruption just to discredit the patriarch’s presidential bid in 2016. Dr. Binay’s cases are proofs how the court is used for media propaganda that leads to character assassination of Binay by the previous Aquino administration.
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[VIDEO]: The Sandiganbayan dismissed a graft case against former Makati mayor Dr. Elenita Binay in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of P21.7 million worth of furniture for the Makati City Hall.
Motion to Re-raffle
Binay earlier seeks to separate trials for her cases because a consolidation of her charges would create a “premature judgment.” She adds that the consolidation of her cases would give the “impression” that the allegations formed a “pattern” as what her accusers are highlighting. The prosecution opposes her move and further accuses her that her motion is meant to delay the trial and that the consolidation of her cases would fast-track the disposition of the case.
Discrediting the Binay Name
Her husband former vice president Jejomar Binay Sr. and her son former Makati mayor Jejomar “Jun-Jun” Binay Jr. also face graft, malversation, and falsification of public documents charges for their roles in the allegedly overpriced Makati car park building when they were Makati mayor. Most of these charges are dismissed. In instances that they are indicted, the cases cannot continue into full-blown cases because there’s no probable cause. These are meant to be dismissed also.
The Binays went through the Marcoses’ Agony
The Marcoses like the Binays suffered the same public humiliation through media propaganda. These families are into public service but their political enemies cannot stand their popularity with the common Filipinos. It took 30 years for the Marcoses to clear their name just by continuously serving the people. Now, Bongbong Marcos, the youngest son of the late Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos awaits the result of his electoral protests against Vice President Leni Robredo. He might become the new Vice President very soon.
Binay – Marcos Namesakes
The Filipinos who still believe that the Binays and Marcoses are corrupt need to do check and balance. Jejomar Binay might not be successful in his presidential bid but his daughter, Abby Binay won landslide as the new Makati Mayor. Only two positions in Makati’s local government are not occupied by the Binay team today. The rest are from UNA, their political party. Makati remains the most progressive city in the whole Philippines. For the Marcoses, nothing can beat the golden era.