LOOK: Binay's house 'like a museum'

Posted at Oct 30 2014 11:17 AM | Updated as of Oct 31 2014 03:26 PM

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MANILA - Journalist Raissa Robles on Thursday showed photos of Vice President Jejomar Binay's house, which she described as "like a museum."

In her presentation, Robles showed photos of the Binay dining room, which had a very long narra table, several paintings, a chandelier, small religious figures and even a sculpture.

"The reason I took photos is because I like going to museums and I felt that these were very good sculptural pieces," she said.

Asked how she would describe the dining room, she said: "It's a dining room of a politician."

The remark drew laughter from the people attending the hearing.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, however, said: "Ma'am, my dining room is not like that."

Robles said the dining room is not like that from a middle class family but more upper class.

Trillanes said the photos show Binay's "secret world", which belie his claims that he is living as a poor man.

The photos also showed glass bowls with tags labeled "Batangas." There is also an item with the tag "Alfonso."

Binay has denied that he has property in Rosario, Batangas and Alfonso, Cavite.

Robles also showed pictures of the Binay living room that had many statues of reclining ang standing Buddhas.

"It is like a museum inside," she said.

Other items in the house include an "opium bed", which Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano described as an expensive, antique bed from China.

A ceiling fan at the den is also similar to the one found in the Batangas property that is being linked to Binay.

"Coincidence," said Cayetano.

ANC, October 30, 2014