VIDEO | Mayor Binay to Dasmariñas Village security guards: Don't you know me?


 
A four-vehicle convoy of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and his sister, Sen. Nancy Binay, was prevented by security guards of Dasmariñas Village from passing through the gate on McKinley Road in late November. Makati policemen arrested three village guards. CONTRIBUTED/SCREEN GRAB FROM SECURITY VIDEO

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay ordered the arrest of three security guards of a posh subdivision in the city when the guards refused to allow his four-car convoy to pass through a restricted gate close to midnight on November 30, according to a source privy to the incident. 

The entire incident at the gate of Banyan and McKinley Roads was recorded by the closed-circuit television cameras of North Forbes Park and Dasmariñas Village. A copy of which was obtained by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and uploaded on YouTube.



Mayor Binay had visited his sister, Senator Nancy, a Dasmariñas Village resident.

According to the report, Binay stepped down his car and asked the security guard, "Don't you know me?"

Makati police officers armed with rifles soon arrived at the scene to lift "the gate's barrier and, shortly after, arrested the two guards and Virgilio Robang, the Dasmariñas Village security officer in charge."

Right Eight Security Vice President for Internal Affairs Ram Antonio denied that the 3 guards were arrested.

Antonio explained that the agency has a standard operating procedure that they have to extend courtesy to the President, Vice-President, and Mayor of the City they are in.

"That SOP is extended only to 3. Kunyari, na-traffic ang presidente sa EDSA, pwede siya dumaan and exit thru any gate. The SOP is not extended to other officials, like mayors of other areas or Chief Justice. That's for any subdivision we cover."

The president of Right Eight had sent a letter to Binay and “apologized profusely for the incident.”

Joey Salgado said the mayor never uttered the words, 'kilala mo ba ako' as claimed by PDI's unnamed source.

"This is false and downright malicious. On the contrary, the mayor went down his vehicle and said, 'Si Mayor Binay ako. Baka pwedeng makiraan lang.'"

"The Inquirer relied too heavily on a source who was conveniently not identified. Obviously the source gave false and malicious information to the PDI."

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