Elenita Binay posts bail for graft and malversation charges

Wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, Elenita Binay posts PhP70,000 bail bond before Sandiganbayan Tuesday, October 28. The female Binay is a former mayor of Makati City. She was accused of committing graft and malversation during her stint as mayor of country’s business capital.

She allegedly committed graft and malversation for the anomalous procurement of medical equipment for the Ospital ng Makati. Bidding was not done during the said procurement.

According to Commission on Audit, a supplier of hospital equipment claimed sole distributorship to avoid public bidding. COA also found out that procured equipment for Ospital ng Makati are overpriced.

The bail was posted even before an arrest warrant was issued. Binay said she will also ask the Sandignbayan Third Division to allow her to travel abroad.

“I’m going to travel for medical check-up.” However, she did not mention a country where she plans to have the medical check-up.

She said she doesn’t know yet where to go for a check-up.

She noted that accusations against her may be part of politics. “But we’re strong and we support the Vice President.”