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in 2010 – contrary to what he is saying now, Jojo Binay said he bought land for his piggery in Batangas

from an interview that Raissa Robles did with Jojo Binay (now vice president and 2016 presidentiable) in 2010, Binay said he “bought land for his piggery in Batangas”. that is contrary to what they are saying now, as they are now saying the land was just
“leased”.

listen to the audio recording here, at around 0:7:34 minutes of the audio.

read Raissa Robles’s article in full here : http://raissarobles.com/2014/10/13/binay-told-me-in-2010-he-had-bought-not-leased-the-land-for-his-piggery/

transcript of the interview from Raissa Robles’ article:

             Binay: Kasi inulit na naman yung charges na yan. Condos, bahay.

Hindi, pero, is it – I mean, ok. Personally, I mean , kung anuhin nyo yung family, how many do you own? Houses –

Binay: yung bahay namin at saka yung bahay namin sa Batangas.(garbled)..

Wala nang condo –

Binay: Condo, dati yung anak ko nakatira sa condo. Ngayon nakatira sa bahay. ..(garbled)

Ngayon sa bahay na lang.

O may bahay na siya. May isang bahay na siya. Siya na lang ang wala dito sa bahay namin.

Ah, Ok.

Binay: Lahat ng anak ko, at saka yung apo ko, second apo ko kay Abigail, yun lang ang wala dito.

( At 7.28 minutes of the video) Sir, yung Batangas is how many hectares?

Binay: Meron akong isang babuyan doon. (garbled)

Mga 10 hectares? Eleven?

Binay: Ya.

Mga around 10 hectares. Namana nyo yoon?

Binay: Binili ko.

Aaah. Ok.

Binay: Mga 3 sentimos lang yata yon. 30 pesos.

Thirty – pesos per –

Binay: Per square meter. ..

Per square meter. Sir, kasi, Sir, I can understand, Gloria Arroyo has been trying to get you for a long time. Since 2001. Parang hinuhuli na kayo. And so I also look at what the Commission on Audit is coming out with.

 

 

from her article:

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Binay told me in 2010 he had bought – not leased – the land for his piggery

Exclusive by Raïssa Robles

Reacting to allegations raised in the Senate hearings, Vice-President Jejomar Binay says he has never owned any of the land he used for his pig farm.

This is the exact opposite of what he told me on June 29. 2010 in a one-on-one interview with him for South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong newspaper I write for.

Last Thursday, Binay even told reporters categorically:

“We do not own [the property]. We just leased a portion of it for our piggery business” JCB Farms from 1994 to 2010.

And the website of his Office of the Vice President uploaded a statement from the Vice Presidential legal counsel Martin Subido asserting the same claim:

“From 1994 to 2010, the Vice President operated a piggery business in Rosario, Batangas. This piggery business was a sole proprietorship duly reported in his SALNs and in his ITRs,” Subido said.

“The Vice President did not own any land where his piggery business was operated. Rather, he was a lessee of around nine hectares of land, with the improvements he introduced for the piggery business duly reported as ‘Leasehold Improvements’,” he added.

But in 2010 – two days before he was sworn into office as the Vice-President, Binay volunteered to me the information that he set up a “babuyan” (piggery) on around 10 hectares of land in Batangas. He said he had not inherited the land. He said he had bought the land for around 30 pesos per square meter.

Trying to reconcile what he said then with what he’s saying now,  I phoned the Vice-President’s media relations chief Joey Salgado.

Although he answered the call on his mobile, Salgado could not seem to hear me — he kept saying “hello? hello?” —  so we ended up texting each other back and forth.

I texted Joey Salgado:

Sir, is it the Vice President’s position that he never owned the land on which his pig farm was located? Thanks – raissa robles, journalist-blogger.

Salgado texted back:

Yes raissa.

I texted him again:

If this is his position, then why did he tell me in my interview with him in 2010 that he bought around 10 hectares for his piggery?

His purchase price was 30 pesos per square meter. that’s what he told me. thanks.

Salgado replied:

JCB farms has a leasehold agreement from 1994 until 2010 when he divested after his election.

I texted Salgado back to clarify this:

but he didn’t tell me leasehold. he said – binili ko.

And Salgado replied –

There is a leasehold agreement raissa.

I asked Salgado to e-mail me a copy of the leasehold agreement. I also asked him:

So what do you think the VP meant when he told me in 2010 he had bought the land on which his piggery in Batangas was located?

There was no further reply from Salgado.

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