VIDEO: Makati Mayor Junjun Binay arrested for snubbing Senate hearings

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay was arrested on Thursday, January 29, following his successive absences from Senate hearings on alleged overpricing in the Makati City Hall Building II project.

Junjun Binay arrested

Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr., and two other officials - Makati city administrator Eleno Mendoza, and former city administrator Marjorie De Veyra were invited to the Senate session hall to attend the hearing on the suspected anomalies in the above mentioned project.

Watch the video below while Mayor Binay is being brought to the session hall of the Senate subcommittee by sergeant-at-arms Jose Balajadia Jr.

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The Makati Mayor has been steadfast in his stand not to attend the hearings.
Mali po ang nangyayari doon kaya matatag po tayo [na] sabihin nang paulit-ulit na hindi na tayo haharap diyan
Unfortunately, this made him cited for contempt, hence the arrest.

Other personalities cited for contempt were Makati Assistant City Engineer Line Dela Peña, Eduviges "Ebeng" Baloloy, and Bernadette Portollano, Binay's aide and alleged bagman.

Sources: GMA News, Rappler

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