Just my opinion
By Raïssa Robles
During his May 27 visit to the Makati Stock Exchange, Vice-President Jejomar Binay brought his own food of paksiw na isda and spam, according to business gossip columnist Vic Agustin. This was despite the fact that there was a western buffet prepared for that occasion – Binay ringing the trading bell for his ardent supporters, the Limlingan couple, who were launching an online trading company.
Agustin noted that Binay was apparently “still a country boy in his taste buds.”
UPDATE as of 8:46 pm June 3, 2014
This article is now being flooded with hundreds of comments coming from only four or five IP addresses but using different “names” or handles The comments are all anti-Binay and are calling him horrible names without presenting any proof or arguing their case. A few are even mocking him for his color.
And it is for these reasons that I am not posting these comments.
I am appealing to those who are doing this to stop. This is not a site for propagandizing but for thoughtful discussions.
Pls. only use one name or handle.
Whoever is doing these things, if you want to join the discussion in Cyber Plaza Miranda tell me and post it as a comment.
I can strongly smell the hand of a PR man here – in order to project Binay as a simple man with simple tastes eating simple food. A man of the masses. When he has left that lifestyle over two decades ago.
When I interviewed VP Binay on a weekday shortly before his June 2010 inauguration, I was astounded by his huge, fully air-conditioned dining room.
And by the bountiful breakfast there – like a hotel buffet complete with ham, bacon and cake for dessert.
I was astounded because back in the mid-1980s when I used to cover him as a human rights lawyer he was anything but wealthy.
But now, he lives like a very wealthy man.
But now, he has an industrial-type kitchen which can handle large receptions. I know because I was made to pass through the kitchen door. You can take a peek at his kitchen below. Here are some of the pictures I was able to take of his dining room,
I believe his huge long dining table and fully carved chairs are made of hard wood like narra and each place setting has a large brass under plate. The side tables have various old religious icons on display and the walls have several large paintings.
The ceiling centerpiece is a lovely Venetian-type chandelier.
Which is why I think projecting VP Binay as a country boy is laying it on too thick.
Dear FHM, about your latest cover photo
US spied on Binay and Roxas last year, says French newspaper Le Monde
Delgado Valdez says
VP Binay is doing extensive work/campaign. Here’s a recent project launching.. http://www.baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph/benguet.asp?mode=archives/2014/june/6-15-2014/beng1.txt
I hope the Benguet officials will think wisely comes 2016 election.
In preparation for the issuance of warrants of arrest, the Sandiganbayan’s(SB) fifth division who is trying the plunder and graft cases against jinggoy, et al. issued this afternoon a hold-departure order against the said accused.
The other divisions of the SB trying the cases against enrile and bong are expected to follow suit in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the PNP custodial center has shown to the media the new detention facility purportedly for the 3 senators, et al, which is a lot more convenient than the usual jail.
The one hectare compound supposedly for the administration and quarters of PNP senior officials was converted into a likely detention facility. Each 32-square meter room has a single-sized bed, kitchen sink with cabinets, ceiling fan, side table and a comfort room with a handheld shower and standard toilet. One of the four rooms, however, has two bunk beds (for romeo and juliet?)
Why spent public funds for the lawmakers and their cohorts who regularly robbed the public of billions of taxpayers’ money? They already lost their “honorable” title for their dastardly acts and should be detained in ordinary jails infested with rats – to which they now become.
To answer your question is because: our justice system is used to selective adm of justice! One for the rich and VIPs who are few; and another for the ordinary suspects who are into thousands.
That’s is the perversion under a democratic form of government.
A mixture of the ‘so many’ and the so few ‘elite’ ruling the state comes an oligarchical form of government.
Now, our democracy is just a facade of oligarchy. One cause is: rule of selective justice.
that’s to show that the custodial center is homely and not like a concentration camp. and that people sent to custodial center should not be fearful for they will not be eaten alive by bedbugs! and will not die like those people sent to concentration camps where only hard labor waits them.
I dont begrudge PNP for building the center. the new intake of graduate engineers needed the work experience under the strict supervision of their mentors. it’s possible that not much fund was used.
hector melvin flores says
Ang kinatatakot ko ay baka mag rally mga Bilanggo sa ordinary detention cel lalo na ang nasa New Bilibid Prison (NBP) at sumigaw nang ” NASAAN ANG BATAS NA PANTAY PANTAY SA LAHAT” ?????
hector melvin flores says
Tama po kayo maganda nga ang detention cel na ito dahil opisina dapat ito nang mga opisyal nang PNP at sana hindi sila pumayag na ipagamit ito dahil kasong Pandarambong ang mga kaso nang ipipiit at baka sila mahawaan kapag nalipat na mga ito sa totoong kulungan pagdating nang panahon. Bago, maluwag at maganda ito kong ikumpara sa mga temporary shelter nang mga biktima nang bagyong Yolanda at nagsisiksikan pa sila donn hanggang ngayon? Ano ba naman kaalaman mayroon ang Gobyerno natin at binibigyang halaga pa mga may kasong Pandarambong? Dapat lahat ay pantay pantay, mayaman man o mahirap, may mataas na katungkulan man o wala dapat magdusa kaparihas nang ordinaryong nasasakdal…
Sarap magnakaw nang Milyones kapag ganito nangyayari? Bakit kasi inunang binigyan nang special attention si janet lim napoles kaya ngayon problema na naman ang darating na mga may kaparihong kaso at marami pa sila? ha ha ha hanip na problema…wheelchairssssss ihanda na rin…..saka neck bracesssssss…. saka ospital magpagawa na rinnnnnn….
Johnny Lin says
selfies signal Bong’s presumption of being guilty as charged by the same people who elected him.
Bong Revilla went around Manila to explain his predicament with the people who elected him.
The sparse crowd present were obviously busy flashing selfies with Bong on their smartphones. Bong should have been embarrassed by the reception of the crowd, more interested in taking his pictures rather than applauding his speech.
Bong-ga yung kanta mo Bong pero di malilinlang ang dukha na alam Kung sino ang mandaram-Bong
I really don’t know ‘Who was fooling Who’ in that sparse crowd scene.
Bong Revilla has become so thick- skinned that he hardly noticed the response of the crowd to his speech, that selfie with him has been given priority by the crowd, A SIGN OF DISRESPECT AND TRUST to his being a senator.
As Abraham Lincoln quoted ” You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
people are sometimes like birds that collect anything from bottle tops, baubles, knives, guns, selfies as well.
nice to have selfies of bong revilla for comparions, the then and now, before and after his conviction. from pogi to ugly. from pogi to masungit, pogi being desperate. mapping and documenting his progress of how low and lower he can get. he was lucky no one tackled him and made citizen’s arrest.
people will soon be showing bong’s picture to scare children that the same thing will happen to them if they become senator and steal funds. that they’ll be forced to smile and pose for selfies, even if they dont want too. forced to be nice to people, forced to show and exposed themselves to strangers they would rather die than be seen. when all they wanted to do is have quiet time with colleagues drinking in expensive bars.
National, local rivals ganging up on us, says Mayor Binay
By Jaymee T. Gamil
Philippine Daily Inquirer
5:06 pm | Monday, June 16th, 2014
Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/611650/national-local-rivals-ganging-up-on-us-says-mayor-binay#ixzz34ngFLgx0
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In a press conference on Monday, the mayor alleged that sometime this week, his family’s political opponents in Makati would file “politically motivated” complaints in the Ombudsman accusing him, his father Vice President Jejomar Binay, and sister Makati Rep. Abigail Binay of plunder and graft.
just read in rappler that sandigan bayan formally told SC that there is no need for special court to try pdaf cases and that sandigan bayan can do it. have become distrustful of sandigan since the garci case. sandigan should be put on notice that netizens and other civil society groups are watching them (if possible their SALN). nothing can be taken for granted anymore.
In the Navy, they say: Shape up or Ship out.
hahaha, acc to his Motion:
“According to Enrile, there was no direct evidence against him as what pork scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy has are mere records of alleged kickbacks that are based on the alleged transactions of his former boss, Janet Lim-Napoles, with lawmakers.”
…direct evidence. What about ‘circumstantial evidence,’ isn’t it there?
“Enrile told the court that his physical condition was “poor and frail” and “is requiring constant medical attention.”
…poor and frail? …rich and strong.
Jinggoy: “no probable cause’. ‘hearsay.’ BenHur Luy’s documents…hearsay? That is direct evidence.
Revilla: ‘ditto.’ Ditto rin!
Gigi: just suspend all proceeding.
It is motion motion days at the Sandiganbayan!
I am not sure I should laugh or smirk to this –
“MANILA – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle yesterday criticized politicians – particularly those who steal public funds – for their misplaced bravery.”
…bravery? Cowardice is it!
…it is cowardice all around! Not misplaced!
Thema: “Choose to be Brave: Filipino Lay Leaders are Today’s Good Governance Advocates” was the theme of the gathering, which the Novaliches diocese’s public affairs ministry organized in preparation for the 2016 elections.”
It should have been ‘Opted to be Coward: Filipino Politicians!”