I hate to be writing this early about Vice President Jejomar Binay’s run for the country’s presidency in the 2016 elections.
But if writing about it this early will diffuse and explain why Filipinos should not be too agog about him and his keen ambition to lead this nation, then I should have done my humble part in elucidating the electorate from my point of view.
Consider this article as a sequel to my previous blog about Binay: https://quierosaber.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/binay-tops-presidential-survey/.
What is even more repulsive about the man now is that he has obscenely invited world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to be in Binay’s senatorial slate when the latter runs for president in 2016.
What I am saying here is that not only has Binay committed already the highest indiscretion of declaring his choice of PDAF scammer Jinggoy Estrada as his running mate in 2016, but has also chosen another nincompoop, in the person of Pacquiao, to run for a higher office.
And for what?
Certainly for no other reason but to take advantage of their popularity and nail the presidency for Binay and continue his outrageous political dynasty!
Now, what have we, Filipinos, done to deserve the continuing services of Estrada and Pacquiao, and God knows who else, including Binay himself?
Well, I am including Binay because he too is not beyond reproach.
More than his own gaffes as vice president, graft and corruption are also serious issues that not only Binay, but also members of his family are facing in their undisputed role as leaders of Makati City.
It is one thing hearing Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, who has also presidential ambitions, challenge Binay to respond to corruption allegations over “the most expensive parking building in the country”, before even thinking about seeking the endorsement of the President Aquino (PNoy).
But, interestingly and intriguingly, it is another thing reading a detailed narrative about “the most expensive parking building” the Binay’s had built from another reliable source.
I am inviting you to visit this link: http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/08/03/1353164/overpricing-issues, and see for yourself if Vice President Binay, no matter his long and flaunting association with the Aquinos, carries even an iota of the streak that PNoy is known for – his being incorruptible – that would make him worthy of our trust and confidence in pursuing and sustaining what PNoy has started.