Sablay ang strategy! Pro-Junjun councilors’ refusal to pass budget benefits Abby Binay- report

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Former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay is just boosting the re-election chances of his sister, Mayor Abby Binay, by having his allies in the city council block the passage of the 2019 budget.

This was the assessment made by Manila Standard columnist Emil Jurado, who said that the pro-Junjun councilors are doing the residents of Makati a “disservice” by refusing to pass the city’s P18.17-billion appropriations ordinance.

“They have been making the 2019 budget hostage as they try to derail the noteworthy projects of Mayor Abby. Don’t they realize that they are causing the people to support Abby more?” Jurado said of the councilors allied with Junjun.

The Binay siblings are running against each other for mayor of Makati City.

The pro-Junjun councilors who have been deferring deliberations on the budget bill are Councilors Nemesio Yabut Jr., Divina Jacome, Shirley Aspillaga, Grazielle Iony De Lara-Bes, Ferdinand Eusebio, Leonardo Magpantay, Romeo Medina, Arlene Ortega, Nelson Pasia, Mary Ruth Tolentino, Marie Alethea Casal-Uy and Evelyn Delfina Villamor.