“The guards volunteered to go with the police. The video bears this out,” said Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesman and chief information officer.
Mayor Binay passed through the Banyan Gate because he wanted to personally invite the gate guards to a Christmas party at Makati City Hall.
0:45 seconds, you see the mayor alighting from his tinted SUV to invite the guards.
1:39 The security guards do not recognize the mayor so some of the mayor’s bodyguards try to convince the guards that the man talking to them is who he claims he is.
1:55 One of the mayor’s bodyguards goes to the SUV and gets the party invitations for the guards. He tucks one invitation in his waistband.
2:44 Two Dasmariñas Village security guards arrive in motorbikes asking if they can come to the Christmas party too.
3:05 The mayor’s bodyguards tell them to wait for the mayor to invite them. “Kortesiya lang po kay mayor, hintayin ninyo ang imbitasyon niya,” they said
3:35 The mayor approaches the late arrivals and apologizes for not inviting them to the Christmas party. He promises to invite them to the New Year’s party instead.
3:55 Sen. Nanct Binay gets impatient. “Junjun, kung ayaw nila sumama sa party, let’s go na lang, we’re late.”
4:20 Makati cops arrive to give the invited security guards a ride to the party.
Let’s be fair to the Binays. Stop the hate.