Not willing to leave to leave his office on the 21st floor of City Hall, Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay remained saying that it is his right to do his duties as an elected official until the Court of Appeals (CA) releases its decision on his petition for certiorari.
During a press conference on Thursday morning, Binay said he would carry on sleeping on the sofa in his office while his lawyers ask for a temporary restraining order on his six-month suspension by the the Ombudsman.
“It was hard sleeping on the sofa (with a sleeping mat as his cover) but we will continue staying here. We will not leave. If we leave, it will look like we already gave up,” the mayor said.
He said his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and his entire family also stayed at City Hall on Wednesday night.
According to mayor, they will not permit a member of the Liberal Party to assume his post as mayor.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña is expected to head the city when the suspension order takes effect.