Question: May Vice President Jejomar Binay be impeached for an act he took before he became vice president?
Vic President Jejomar Binay, with his diehard followers from Makati City hauled in and providing all-out support and hoopla, “occupied” the Philippine International Convention Center premises last Sept. 15 supposedly to defend himself and his dynasty against accusations of massive corruption.
By Rina Jimenez-David
These past few years, we have caught glimpses of the “estate” that lies across Aguinaldo Highway in Alfonso, Cavite, just in front of the gate of the subdivision where we built our weekend retreat.
Eight years ago, cowards killed Bishop Alberto Ramento Jr., the ninth Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, thus putting an end to his acts of compassion, love, justice and servanthood. Bishop Ramento’s assassination not only shocked the world; it also confirmed, yet again, the decades-old climate of impunity plaguing the country. We hold the Arroyo administration, during whose rule the bishop was killed, accountable for the crime; more so the Aquino administration for failing to solve the case because of its ineptness, thus allowing human rights violations to continue to be committed with impunity.
Figures are no match to pictures. That much is apparent once again in the case of Vice President Jejomar Binay and the allegations of unexplained wealth against him and his family.