There is no doubt that Vice President Jejomar Binay is on a warpath against the Aquino administration.
This is the same administration that Binay has been with, serving as a member of Aquino’s Cabinet for 5 years, and like others, approving, obeying, corroborating and supporting the administration’s policies and programs.
Now that Binay opted to resign, after sensing that he would never be President Benigno Aquino’s (PNoy) anointed successor, he has now established himself as the leader of the opposition, after launching his political party.
Soon after he resigned, Binay started making diatribes against the PNoy administration, but it never reached such a stinging crescendo until the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party was launched, describing it as a group of “tamad, usad-pagong at teka-teka (lazy, slow and indecisive)” people.
I do not know who wrote Binay’s speech, or if he wrote it himself, Binay was only fooling himself and taking his political adulators and sycophants for a ride because, clearly, he was using the wrong description of how the country is today compared to the past administrations.
Binay should know this and should acknowledge the pain and angst the country has gone through, after the dismal Arroyo administration, because he was, for 5 years, a part of the positive changes and reforms implemented that has gained the country the respect and recognition of the world community for where the country is now politically, economically and socially.
Lazy, slow and indecisive may be the favorite chants Binay will be making from now on, but wouldn’t one wonder why the word ‘corrupt’ is not in Binay’s attack words?
Well, not really, because the word ‘corrupt’ is and can only be aptly applied to Binay and his ilk – the likes of the scheming Napoles and the three high profile unscrupulous senators of the realm, who are involved in the scandalous pork barrel scam.
Lazy, slow and indecisive has never been an issue in the Aquino administration.
Corruption, however, has been and done with impunity by the opposition.
Like I said before, Binay simply stood out as a square peg in the round hole of ‘tuwid na daan’ (straight path) advocates.
Having declared now as the leader of the opposition, Binay’s true political identity can never be questioned anymore as to where he belongs and what advocacy he is espousing.
Maybe Sen. Koko Pimentel was right after all in urging that the Cabinet agencies handled by Binay be audited.
“The next thing to do is to audit, audit the performance of the Vice-President as head of the HUDCC (Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council) and as presidential czar on the overseas Filipino workers,” Pimentel said in an interview.
Disparaging at the Aquino administration always could just be Binay’s political ploy of being aggressive so that the audit by COA will not result to another scandalous scam.