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Binay charged with illegal dismissal of 138 workers

Posted by akosistella on April 26, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and City Administrator Marjorie de Veyra were charged before Office of the Ombudsman for the dismissal of 138 casual employees of the city government.

Lawyer Andrei Bon Tagum, who represents the workers, said a legal precedent of the complaint is that those who have worked for more than six months are considered regular employees.

In their complaint, the employees of the Makati Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) and the Makati Action Center (MAC) said they were dismissed from their jobs because of their perceived loyalty to Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, who is running for mayor against Binay’s son, Councilor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr.

via Philippine Star .

(GANITO TALAGA SA MAKATI. A friend took this photo of a squatters area in Makati City the day after ABS-CBN/ANC’s Halalan 2010 VP Debate, where Makati City Mayor and UNIDO vice presidential candidate Jejomar Binay claimed there were no squatters in his city. This is located along Guatemala St. in Brgy. San Isidro near Cash and Carry. My friend says “the street is no longer passable because people live on the streets. This scene is repeated on many streets in the richest city in the country. Ganyan sila Binay sa Makati!” Well as Binay’s ad goes: “Ke Binay gaganda ang buhay!”)


BIR seeks overturn of Makati tax ruling

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue plans to file a motion for reconsideration before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) regarding the court’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order that prevents the BIR from garnishing the real properties of the Makati City government.

Tan-Torres said his office has been informed that the CTA issued the order last week. “The CTA has issued a restraining order barring us from garnishing the real properties, movable equipment and vehicles, bank accounts of Makati City. We have to abide by that order…but we will file a motion for reconsideration,” he said.

The CTA acted on a motion filed by the Makati government following the BIR’s April 8 decision to slap a lien on the city government’s properties following the failure of the Makati government to settle its taxes.

via Phil. Star

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