Nancy Binay denies being cake supplier of Makati government; Report says city allotted ₱19.3 million for free cakes this year
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that in her May 20 interview on ANC’s Headstart, senator-elect Nancy Binay addressed many controversial allegations about her and her family.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that in her May 20 interview on ANC’s Headstart, senator-elect Nancy Binay addressed many controversial allegations about her and her family. One of the issues Binay talked about was the rumor that she was "the lone supplier of cakes to the city government." Earlier this year, the Philippine Information Agency had reported that Makati had set aside ₱19.3 million for the free cakes that are given on the birthdays and golden wedding anniversaries of Makati’s senior citizens.
Binay said, "No. I don’t supply that (cakes). First of all, I don’t bake. It’s my husband who is in charge in the kitchen. It’s not my company. Why would I do that? I am barred from doing that. My father (Vice President Jejomar Binay) used to be the mayor, my brother (Jejomar "Junjun" Binay, Jr.) is the mayor. Why would we do that?"
The report noted: "According to a city council resolution uploaded on the Makati City website, Binay’s brother, Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, is authorized to negotiate and sign contracts for the supply of birthday cakes for senior citizens." The report then added: "Binay also denied another accusation that her family owns at least one unit in all buildings in Makati City."
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