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Ex-VP Binay is NOT Back as OFW Adviser Yet But on to a Pilgrimage


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque made a pitch earlier for former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s appointment as Presidential Adviser on OFW Affairs. This was expected before the lapse of the one-year ban for defeated candidates. This is not likely the case now but life goes on for him doing the work that he loves most. He continues to support Bongbong Marcos’ protest through Pastor Boy Saycon – and forges an alliance with the president to prepare Marcos for the presidency. Now he can have peace of mind while on a pilgrimage in Israel with his family.

Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: The Binay family’s motion for arraignment might not be successful – but the court assured them that it is not needed because the prosecution is not conducting a re-investigation.

New Appointee for OFW Affairs

The President appoints former House Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr. to a post at the Department of Foreign Affairs. DFA Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said that De Venecia was appointed Special Envoy for Inter-Cultural Dialogue. He will perform his functions only from April to September 2017, Bolivar added. Will there be changes after September?

Binay’s Old Routine

Binay devotes time to run the JC Binay Foundation, which he and his friends formed in 2005 for philanthropic and charitable projects in Makati City. The former VP also acts as a consultant at the Makati-based Subido, Pagente, Certeza, Mendoza, and Binay law office.

Coming Up

Now for almost 3 decades in politics, he seems to head on to a new career path. This is in connection with the plans to create the UMak School of Law. His spokesman, Joey Salgado said the university board invited Binay to become dean, but it is not finalized yet. UMak also needs the approval of the Legal Education Board before it can open the law school.

No Grant for Arraignment Modification but Assured by Court

The Sandiganbayan denied the plea of the ex-VP to modify the standard terms of his conditional arraignment before their upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The court discloses that there’s “no justifiable reason” to grant Binay’s motion. It has agreed with the prosecution that his concern has no legal basis because they are not currently re-investigating the case. Therefore, the conditional arraignment is not necessary should he choose to undergo the same. It will not ripen into a regular arraignment,” the court assured Binay. He can now have peace of mind from these cases while on a pilgrimage.