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Binay says he’ll talk to Aquino about Garcia

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Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said he was planning to speak to President Benigno Aquino III to resolve the political tension in Cebu province following Malacañang’s suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.

The political group he heads, though, the United Nationalist Alliance continued its tirade against the Liberal Party, saying LP’s political agenda is threatening the President’s reform program.

“What happened to Garcia hurts because it also happened to me,” said Binay. Binay defied an order to suspend him in 2006 by the then Arroyo administration.

Garcia, Binay said, “should remain governor because the process is not yet complete.”

His group, UNA, said the LP agenda and that of its presumed 2016 standard-bearer Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is eroding the people’s trust in the Aquino administration.

“The people have very high expectations of the present administration. They want jobs and a better life,” said UNA secretary general and Navotas City Rep. Tobias Tiangco in a statement.

The people, said the UNA official, “are fed up with the previous regime’s lust for power.”

“They want more governance and less politics,” said Tiangco.

He said the LP’s “power grab” in Cebu was “a return to the discredited mindset of politics at all costs.”

Tiangco also chided presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda for “arrogance and self-righteousness” when he said the difference between previous administrations and the current one is the latter’s “credibility.”

“What he is saying is that because the present administration is more popular and credible than the Arroyo regime, it can get away with political harassment,” said Tiangco.

“He is saying that the administration party can use the power of government and misuse the laws to go after political opponents,” he said.

Tiangco also took issue with the Palace spokesperson’s statement that Binay, who is the chair of UNA, should have convinced Garcia to comply with the suspension order and leave the capitol.

Tiangco said the Vice President, being a former human rights lawyer and a victim of political repression during the previous administration, “cannot countenance and endorse what he considers a violation of due process and the rule of law.”


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Tags: 2013 elections , Cebu , Jejomar Binay , Liberal Party , Local Politics , News , Regions , United Nationalist Alliance


  • Yobhtron

    So it seems they heard the negative repercussion of their actions.  I and my family will never vote corrupt, dynastic trapos like the Binays, Estradas and Enriles. 

    • josefe38

      So, wag mong iboto. Dahil ba mo botoh mo kaya sila matatalo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther

    BINIKTIMA NI BINAY ANG DATING VICE MAYOR NIYA SA MAKATI. PINANGAKUAN NIYA ANG VICE MAYOR NIYA NA SUSUPORTAHAN NIYA ANG KANDIDATURA PARA MAGING MAYOR PAGKATAPOS NG TERM NI BINAY. HINDI NIYA GINAWA ITO AT PINATAKBO NIYA ANG ANAK NIYA SA PAGKA MAYOR AT ITO AY NANALO. ITO ANG TIPONG POLITIKO NA UUNAHIN NIYA MUNA ANG PAMILYA BAGO ANG LAHAT. KAYA ANG PARTIDO NIYA AY UNA. UNAHIN ANG PAMILYA BAGO ANG BAYAN. UNAHAIN ANG KAPAKANAN NG PARTIDO BAGO ANG BAYAN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5EV2FNQUSNLESIPZKVIR43JSCI Juan Dela cruz

    Please don’t vote for Binay, Estradas and Enriles… Gising na kayo mga kababayan, lalong naghihirap ang ating mahihirap nating kababayan dahil maraming corrupt na katulad nila!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Itong si Binay sana ay kinausap muna nya si PNoy bago sya nagpunta sa Cebu!
    Itong si Toby, puro dada wala namang kredibilidad.
    Support Anti-Dynasty Movement.

  • samarutan

    Kapal ng mukha ni Binay! He wants to exempt from the application of the law when it comes to his party mates. Just imagine what will happen to our country if this super trapo gets elected to the Presidency. Pweh!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NOMBBSLZPGCELF545RBCZMOWLA dante

    Mr. Binay, you could have done that even before you made a showdown of visiting Gwen Garcia in Cebu with Erap and Enrile.  At least,  for us to know that the Vice President still respects the rule of law.  Your case in Makati and that of Garcia is completely different.   She cannot even convince the Cebuanos to rally behind her in the Capitol.  The cause for her suspension is just the tip of the iceberg, as compared to the various graft anomalies that she is now facing.  In other words, we the Cebuanos are sick and tired of her.

  • Sinugba

    Garcia is a member of a dynasty in Cebu and Binay supports her because he is planning to put up a dynasty in Luzon. Mga swapang sa political power. Pinapakita nila na sila lang ang mga magagaling mamuno at sila lang dapat ang butohin. Pero ang tutuo niyan ay they are in for the MONEY only!

  • boybakal

    Binay says he’ll talk to Aquino about Garcia….

    Galing talaga ni Binay, problem solver.
    Kung nasaan ang problema, nandoon agad siya.
    Vice President pa lang yan, seguro lalo na kung Presidente na, lahat ng problema kayang kaya niyang aregluhin.
    Just like in basketball, Binay is the Go to Guy for the win.
    Go Binay Go.

    • jurbinsky77

      What?

      I hope that you have read the facts of the case. By 2005, the Supreme Court has spoken in Atienza vs Villarosa. Garcia oppressed the elected vice-governor then because the vice-governor was elected from the opposing party.

      Ano ba ang nagawa ni Binay para sa bayan?

  • Guest

    Hindi mangyayari amigo…dahil hindi mananalo yang si Mar Roxas sa 2016 presidential elections. Itaga mo man sa bato!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T67LYYZTTCOLCEN3VZQM7FTUV4 Zaman

    Nognog bawal daw sa malacanyang dahil maligno ayon kay korina ahahaha….tama ba ako? paki correct kung sakaling mali ako .hheheheheh

    • josefe38

      Ano ka ba naman, pati sabi-sabi ni Korina pinapatulan mo. 



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