Ombudsman orders filing of criminal charges against Binays over Makati project
(The Philippine Star)
The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday affirmed its order to file criminal charges against Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son, dismissed Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., over alleged anomalies in a construction project.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, through three joint orders approved on Wednesday, ordered the immediate filing of multiple charges of graft, malversation and falsification against the Binays.
As an impeachable officer, the charges against the vice president will be filed after the expiration of his term.
The P2.2-billion Makati City Hall parking building project was completed in five phases and one design phase. It spanned through the terms of Binay Sr. and Binay Jr. as mayors.
The Ombudsman noted that there was no public bidding conducted prior to the Binays engaging the services of MANA as project designer.
The investigation showed that the procurement process was manipulated to ensure that the contract would be awarded to MANA. Read More