MANILA — Despite a favorable decision coming from the appellate court, the game is still far from over for Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay.
Binay is still hoping that the suspension order will no longer worry him in the coming days given the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction by the Court of Appeals.
The suspension order was released following his alleged involvement in the overpricing of the Makati City Building 2.
Though the appellate court has decided against Ombudsman six-month preventive suspension order, Binay said that his battle has still a long way to go.
“It’s a relief but am looking forward. Alam namin na di natatapos ‘to sa ruling ng Court of Appeals. In fact, hinahabol pa nga tayo sa Supreme Court, and ah, one part of me nalulungkot ako kasi hindi tayo makapagtrabaho ng maayos,” said Binay.
He also called on Vice Mayor Romulo “Kid” Pena to return to work and preside the sessions of the City Council.
Binay added that Pena, who has not been reporting, has yet to sign the payroll of Councilors and staff of the City Hall.
“Pumasok na po siya sa trabaho at pirmahan na nya ang payroll” was Binay’s appeal to Pena.
(He must report to work and sign the payroll.)