LOOK: 'Binay farm' has aircon piggery, maze garden

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 08 2014 08:45 PM | Updated as of Oct 09 2014 04:45 AM

MANILA - Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado on Wednesday presented a video of a 350-hectare property in Rosario, Batangas, which he believes is owned by Vice-President Jejomar Binay.

In his presentation, Mercado said the estate has 2 mansions, an airconditioned piggery, orchid farm, cockbreeding farm, horse ranch and a man-made lagoon. He said the size of the property is equivalent to "six Luneta Parks, 10 Araneta Centers or even half the city of San Juan."

He also claimed the Binay family allegedly owns a 5,000-square-meter property with three structures in Laurel, Batangas near Tagaytay.

Binay has denied ownership of the estate, saying it is under the name of businessman Antonio Tiu’s Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park.

The alleged Tagaytay Mansions of Vice-President Jejomar Binay. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Tagaytay Mansion 1. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Tagaytay Mansion 3. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Tagaytay Mansion 2 with infinity pool. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Aerial shot of Rosario, Batangas property. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Layout of 350-hectare property. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Mansion with maze garden, similar to Kew Gardens of London. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
A closer look at the maze garden. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Mansion with resort pool. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Another short of mansion with resort pool. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Man-made lagoon. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Man-made lagoon and aviary. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
40-car garage and staff quarters. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Airconditioned piggery. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Another shot of the airconditioned piggery. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Fighting cock farm with training and breeding areas. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Horse ranch. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado
Imported orchid farm. Photo from presentation of former Vice-Mayor Ernesto Mercado

Binay spokesmen denied the claims, saying the vice-president divested in 2010 his interests in JCB Farms, which used to lease 9 hectares from the Batangas property.