Father and son Binay accused with plunder over the most expensive parking building in the country

Plunder complaints against Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son Mayor Junjun Binay over the alleged PhP1.56 billion over-priced multi-million-peso New Makati City Parking building contract in 2007 was filed today, July 22. According to the complaint the project’s actual cost is only PhP245.56 million.

The nine-page affidavit was filed by Renato Bondal and Nicholas Enciso VI to the Ombudsman. “The respondents, particularly the Vice President Jejomar Binay and the son, incumbent Mayor Erwin Binay, violated every rule in construction manuals and government procedures in pushing for a project that was grossly overpriced and funded by various loans which were then passed through the City Council by respondent councilors irregularly through supplemental budgets for 5 years,” a paragraph in the said complaint says.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. talks to his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo by Interaksyon

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. talks to his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo by Interaksyon

“The overpricing of the building project could not have been committed without a deliberate, systematic, and unconscionable raid of public funds designed by the Binays and the other respondents to defraud the people of Makati and gain personal profit in the process.”

“This parking building has become the most expensive parking building in the country, if not the entire world, and the Binays and the other respondents, should be held responsible for this act of wanton misuse and plunder of public funds,” it added.

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