By Solita Collas-Monsod
If any lingering doubts remained about the ownership of the luxury mansion and grounds in Rosario, Batangas, these should have been banished by the Instagram posted by Joanna Marie Bianca (aka jmblicious) and presented by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s Thursday hearing. If Jojo Binay denies his youngest child’s posting of pictures showing “our place in Batangas,” he will essentially be calling her a liar in public.
By Edilberto C. de Jesus
Inclusive growth is the mantra of the moment, echoed by a chorus of development experts and social activists and even by some politicians. We remain some distance away from this cherished goal. But if Makati whistle-blowers are to be believed, the country’s richest and most developed city is apparently achieving inclusive corruption.
By Juan L. Mercado
Vice President Jejomar Binay seeks to meet with representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. Why? He’ll explain his side in the raging controversy over Makati pork. Fine.
Mart Del Rosario’s commentary, “The unraveling of Jojo Binay” (Opinion, 10/27/14), was so biased against Vice President Jejomar Binay that one wonders whether he wants to unretire as a PR consultant to get a slice of the big war kitty obviously being enjoyed by Binay-bashers like Sen. Antonio Trillanes.
By Randy David
We don’t know exactly what prompted embattled Vice President Jejomar Binay to dare Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to face him in a debate. The challenge seems to me to stem more from personal animosity than from any sharp policy difference between them.