VICE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
MAYOR OF MAKATI CITY
* During Ramos Administration
JEJOMAR "JOJO" CABAUATAN BINAY, SR. ^ (born November 11, 1942)^
served as the 13th
Vice President of the Philippines
He was appointed by former President
Binay is a member of the
United Nationalist Alliance
* 1 Early life * 2 Education * 3 Legal career
* 4 Political career
* 4.1.1 First and Third term * 4.1.2 Fourth and Sixth Term
* 4.2 Vice Presidency
* 4.3 Presidential bid
* 4.3.1 Platform
* 5 Personal life * 6 Recognition * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links
Binay was born in Paco , Manila. The name "Jejomar" is a
He went to the
University of the Philippines Diliman
Upon passing the bar examination to be a lawyer, Binay took up human rights law . During the Martial Law period, he represented political prisoners in the 1970s for no charge. After some time, he himself was detained.
It was also during the Marcos regime that Binay and other human rights lawyers created the Movement of Attorneys for Brotherhood, Integrity, and Nationalism (MABINI)
First And Third Term
On February 27, 1986,
Binay became one of President Corazon Aquino
’s first appointed local officials after Mayor Nemesio I. Yabut died
while in office during the
He joined pro-democracy forces in preventing the mutinies against the Aquino administration from being successful. His active role in the defense of the Constitution earned him the nickname "Rambotito" (or little Rambo, after the screen hero), the Outstanding Achievement Medal and a special commendation from Aquino.
Fourth And Sixth Term
On May 14, 2001,
Binay reclaimed his post as mayor of Makati, winning
over actor, TV host, and then-vice mayor
Edu Manzano in a landslide
victory and became a critic of President
In October 2006, the Department of the Interior and Local Government
issued a suspension order against then
Binay - together with his wife, Elenita, and nine others - was
vindicated by the courts in a graft case filed by the Office of the
Ombudsman over allegations of overpricing in the purchase of office
furniture. Allegedly, he had irregular purchases worth ₱232 million
from the years 1991-2006. The case was also filed by Brillante, who at
that time was leading in
The BIR issued the order after it said the city still owed the BIR ₱1.1 billion in withholding taxes of city employees from 1999 to 2002. BIR revenue officer Roberto Baquiran signed and issued the warrant of garnishment against the bank accounts that belonged to Binay, Mercado, the city government and the city’s treasurer and accountant.
The city government protested the garnishment order, saying the city had already paid ₱200 million to the BIR as part of a settlement agreement agreed to by Finance Secretary Margarito Teves and former BIR chief Jose Buñag. The city also said the order was flawed, since Baquiran had no authority to issue writs of garnishment and freezing the personal accounts of Binay and Mercado were also unlawful.
Ordered by the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) , Binay was made to pay the deficiency in taxes amounting to more than ₱1.1 billion to the BIR, in December 2009.
Binay's camp claimed and accused former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of political harassment. Because of this, as per the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) , a suspension order was served against Binay over alleged corruption. The latter said that the tax obligations were already settled between the BIR and the Makati City government.
And again, barely a week before the local elections, the Ombudsman suspended him based on allegations made by a local candidate allied with Malacañan. It would be revealed that the charges were supported by falsified statements. In a repeat of the October 2006 incident, heavily armed policemen barged into the City Hall after office hours, forcibly opening the offices and occupying the building. He confronted police officials and representatives of the Department of Interior and Local Government , while hundreds of supporters once again swarmed the city hall quadrangle to show their support.
The suspension order generated national media attention, and prompted even administration senatorial candidates to protest publicly, saying the action further undermined their chances in the elections. Despite the controversy of this tax liability issue, Binay still won the position of vice president in 2010 by a landslide victory
A photo of then Vice Presidential candidate and former
Though he admitted to having an extramarital affair, he said that the leaked photo was part of "black propaganda " against him, because of his high ratings in the Vice Presidential survey conducted prior to the leaking of the photo.
The alleged "black propaganda" device had little to no effect on the campaign of Binay, who closed the gap of votes between him and leading vice presidential candidate Senator Manuel "Mar" Roxas II in a formerly conducted survey. Despite the issue, Binay's landslide victory landed him the position of vice president.
Presidential styles of JEJOMAR C. BINAY
SPOKEN STYLE Your Excellency
ALTERNATIVE STYLE Mr. Vice President
Binay initially announced his bid for the presidency for the 2010
elections during his 66th birthday celebration at the
He initially showed a relatively poor performance in the public
opinion polls, trailing behind Senators
Roxas filed an election protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal of the Supreme Court , which is still currently pending.
Binay took his oath as vice president on June 30, 2010, becoming the first local government official to do so.
He was appointed as chairman of the Housing Urban Development
Coordinating Council (HUDCC) by President Noynoy Aquino , the same
position held by his predecessor, Vice-President
Noli de Castro
There are numerous corruption allegations against Binay dating from 2014 to the present time:
ISSUE LOCATION ₱ AMOUNT REMARKS
10-hectare mango orchard
Two condominium units
Three story mansion with elevator
Banuyo Street, San Antonio Village,
Not mentioned in his SALN
House and lot
Orbit Street, Bel-Air II Village ,
Not mentioned in his SALN
House and lot
Palm Village, Guadalupe Viejo,
Not mentioned in his SALN
600 ghost employees
3 million/ month Authorized by wife, Elenita Binay and Amigas
Wife Elenita 's link to alleged deception in the public bidding for a supply contract
The supply contract was awarded to the
Bogus charity project for sister city
Bogus charity project for calamity fund for other provinces
Bogus charity project for Project Aral Package
Bogus charity project to send ambulances to other cities
Infomercial being shown from 2009–present
Used funds of
Komiks for Vice President Campaign
Contract with Triforce Security Agency for the
The security agency is owned by one of Binay's sons-in-law.
Contract with Red Hammer Construction and Services
The maintenance service is owned by another one of Binay's sons-in-law.
Investigations regarding all these allegations of corruption are being conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Philippine Senate, and the Office of the Ombudsman.
Binay is currently facing accusations by former vice president of the
Boy Scouts of the
Mercado has also stated that although the Boy Scouts of the
Sen. Trillanes believes that if
Binay becomes president, he will
release former President
Currently, Binay's camp is denying these allegations.
Initially he polled highly among expected presidential candidates for
Philippine general election, 2016
Speculation as to who his running mate will be come 2016 have seen
fingers pointed in many directions, including the likes of PLDT
Manuel V. Pangilinan
He aims to improve the situation in the state colleges and universities, public health hospitals and clinics, police stations, and mass housing. An increase in both salaries and benefits of public school teachers and health workers, members of the police force, and other public servants was also promised. In his plans include a redesigning and re-engineering of the transportation system of the country, as well as prioritizing the building of more infrastructures and the creation of more jobs. He proposes to change the constitution to boost the economy, and speed up the country's development.
In early July of the same year, Binay expressed UNA's (his party list) platform for 2016 in a speech:
Ang sigaw ng UNA at ng taumbayan sawa na tayo sa kahirapan, sawa na tayo sa kawalan ng hanapbuhay, sawa na tayo sa kriminalidad at ilegal na droga. Sawa na tayo sa kakulangan ng basic services... hirap na tayo sa manhid at palpak na pamahalaan,
What UNA and the citizens are expressing is that we're tired of poverty, we're tired of unemployment, we're tired of criminals and illegal drugs. We're tired of the lack of basic services...we're struggling under a numb and failed government,
* Maria Lourdes Nancy (Nancy, born May 12, 1973), married to Jose Benjamin Angeles, with four children * Mar-Len Abigail (Abby, born December 12, 1975), married to Luis Campos, with one child (Martina) * Jejomar Erwin Jr. (Junjun, born July 12, 1977), married to Kennely Ann Lacia, with four children (Jejomarie Alexi, Maria Isabel, Jejomar III, and Maria Kennely) * Marita Angeline (Stike) * Joanna Marie Blanca (Liongo)
In addition to his five children, Binay is also the grandfather to thirteen grandchildren.
* Outstanding Award, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) * Award on the Luzon Campaign Medal
* Most Outstanding City Mayor of Makati and Consumers Advocate Award
* University of the
* Centennial Medal of Honor * Outstanding Public Official and Great Achiever
* World Mayor Award granted by London-based City Mayors
* His birth name was supposed to be Jesús Jose Maria Cabauatan Binay, but Maria was not added in his birth certificate. * According to his birth certificate, he was born on November 10, 1942. However, according to other official documents, he was born on November 11, 1942, which is the date he personally prefers.
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