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Junjun Binay, 2 others brought to session hall despite his opposition

After three hours, the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee on Thursday ordered Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr. and two other personalities be brought to the session hall despite their opposition.

Panel chairman Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said the purpose of the arrest on the three was to bring them to the session hall to attend the hearing on alleged anomalies including the supposed overpricing in the Makati City Hall Building II project.


Mayor Binay bodily brought to the hearing of the Senate subcommittee.

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Lawyer Claro Certeza opposed the order, saying his clients were unwilling to come to the session hall.

Binay, present city administrator Eleno Mendoza, and former city administrator Marjorie De Veyra were brought to the hall by the sergeant at arms. He and his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, are being linked to the anomalies.

Binay's supporters at the gallery voiced their displeasure upon seeing the mayor being brought inside.


Gov. Jonvic Remulla tries to calm the emotional supporters of Mayor Junjun Binay.

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Pimentel ordered the hearing to be suspended to put order on the gallery.

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, who was serving as Binay's spokesperson, personally appealed to the supporters to calm down and not shout to allow the hearing to proceed. —KBK, GMA News