MANILA, Philippines – Makati Ex-Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado a former ally with the Binays since 1992 until a political pact was broken in 2010, presented a video presentation on Wednesday October 8, 2014, showing a 350-hectare property in Rosario, Batangas, believed to be owned by Vice-President Jejomar Binay.
In the video presentation, Mercado enumerated all the properties inside the estate with 2 Mansions, Maze garden which is similar to Kew Gardens of London, Air-conditioned Piggery, Imported Orchid Farm, Resort Pool, Cock breeding farm, Horse ranch and even a man-made lagoon. Mercado said that the size of the property has an exact equivalent of six Luneta Parks, 10 Araneta Centers, or even a half of San Juan City.
Allegedly, Mercado also added that the Binays also owns a 5,000 square-meter property with three mansions in Laurel Batangas near Tagaytay.
Yet, Binay denied the acquisitions over the ownership of the said estate, and said that the property was called “Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park” and is named under the businessman Antonio Tiu.
|Binay's Alleged 5,000 square-meter property in Laurel Batangas / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|With a Mansion in the right and the Maze British Palace Garden on the Left / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|Maze British Palace Garden / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|The Resort Pool / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|The Lagoon / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|The Orchid Farm / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|The Airconditioned Piggery / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|Where Binay's Cocks used to train :) / ABS-CBNNEWS|
|The Horse Ranch / ABS-CBNNEWS|
Binay spokesmen denied the acquisitions, saying the vice-president deprived his interests in JCB Farms in 2010, which used to lease 9 hectares from the Batangas property.
Source: ABS-CBN News.com