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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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  • 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?

      • spider69

        alam mo ba na ang lubid na humihila ng malaking barko ay binuo ng mga pinagsama-samang hibla ng abaca.

      • cry_freedom

        Baka Hindi Pa kasi siguro narinig ni Josefe38 ang tinatawag na ripple effect!

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


  • 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


      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?

    • sakinlang

      Yes, tado talaga si Binay ! Sumoporta muna Kay Garcia bago nagbalak kausapin si Aquino ! Trouble maker talaga ! Kung nasan siya , nagkakaproblema . VP pa lang yan , lalo na seguro kung presidente na, lahat ng problema kayang kaya niyang palalain! Just like in basketball, Binay is the goat! Panalo na sana , nag error pa!
      Go to hell Binay ! Go!

    • Julius_Caesar1

      Binay is an over glorified benchwarmer. Oops what am I talking about? Sorry my mistake, Binay over glorifies himself as a benchwarmer.


  • 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. 

  • juancrossofthe

    DO NOT VOTE THE TRAPOS>>>>BINAY>>>>ENRILE>>>>>ESTRADA>>>  they are creating a Dynasty and POWER HUNGRY…PWEEEEEEE

  • Julius_Caesar1

    At least Binay is setting an example of how not to follow the law and be a lawbreaker. So we all know who NOT to vote for in 2013 and 2016.

  • Julius_Caesar1

    “Binay say’s he’ll talk to Aquino about Garcia.”

    I double dare him!



  • Taiko_Kauna

    di pwedeng ihambing ang kaso mo Binay kay Garcia; you were “persecuted” by a usurping and interloping “president”; and between 2 evils ikaw, kahit papaano ang kinakampihan ng tao kahit na alam ng taga Makati na corrupt ka rin. Ngayon kinakampihan mo ang isang cebuanong kinikilalang nagbenta ng lupang tinatambakan lang pala, abay lalo kang mabaon nyan, protect  your political investment, baka mahalungkat pa ni Morales ang mga atraso mo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEM34LOQGI24N2Z4VQEE6YVW6Y Nolan Ray

    Binay showed the people that he is above the law. Dont vote BINAY and UNA! Trapo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

    Ang taong bayan ay mag-ingat sa isang maliit at maitim na maligno na nagkukunwaring mabuting tao..!!!

  • KapitanBagwis

    This I’d like to see whatn the president will tell him. I hope the president will tell him “mind your own business”. You are nothing to me. Sobra na yabang nitong ulikba na ito.

  • vodot

    Am I hearing it right from Tiangco? More governance and less politics! C’mon, you must be kidding or you are just plain and simple dumb…sino ba ang gumagawa ng storya na politika ito, di ba ikaw Toby? Para ka naman adik, dati iyan ang sa sabihin mo, ngayon iba na.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Adik talaga yan.

  • indiosbravos2002

    The president should tell Binay to stop coddling Garcia, stop defying him and start acting like a VP.

  • cry_freedom

    Fearless Forecast – Binay will always be a bridesmaid but never the bride!

  • Komen To

    Marcos, Binay, Enrile, Garcia, etc. now you see what is common to them all. Read the Constitution so you’ll know what political dynasty is all about

  • katutubongfilipino

    uphold the law  the same  drama sa mga politiko ayaw bumaba sa puesto kahit sandali sobrang kaps ng mga mukha pati Binay nakisawsaw yan ba ang sususnod na presidente na been trying groom himself to be the next BIG MAN IN PHIL. nakakatakot


    Mabuti at lumalabas na ang natural ni Binay ngayon pa lang. Mas maaga alam natin ang style nya. kapag pala may mga kaso ang mga kapartido o kaibigan nya ay idadaan na lang sa pakiusapan at back door negotiations.

    Binay presidency will be bad. The negative filipino traits of palakasan and padrino will thrive in his watch.


    Administrative sanctions and judicial proceedings should be respected. the courts should be left to do its functions.

  • D_BystandeR

    That is the biggest blunder of Binay comparing his suspension before during GMA’s time and the suspension of Gwen Garcia during President Noynoy’s reign. The first was under an illegitimate president while the second is under P-Noy with people’s mandate, hindi huwad. If Jojo is not careful, his carelessness in his assessment of facts clouded or blurred by his obsession to get the presidency after P-Noy’s term at “all cost” will surely cost him his “Waterloo” as the Cory supporters who have largely made him the VP race winner will think twice especially that he is now questioning the soundness of P-Noy’s suspension order issued to Gwen. And besides, instead of diffusing the explosive situation he advised Gwen not to give up her being “entrenched” inside the “Governor’s Office,” thus prolonging the chaotic situation. The President should show his dislike to the “interference” of the VP which is not doing any good to ease up the situation in Cebu.

    • Martin Rademakers

       The suspension order on Gwen Garcia after much analysis appears to be simply politics, sadly if this same events had happen under GMA there would be riots in the streets in support of Gwen.   How hypocritical i find people today willing to look the other way when a crime is committed.

      • D_BystandeR

        As a friendly advice please conduct a deeper and meaningful analysis of the facts that triggered the suspension order which was not done just by mere random thoughts but it underwent a series of hearings conducted by DILG in Cebu. The inhuman treatment that the late Vice Governor Greg Sanchez suffered at the cruel hands of Madam Gwen, believing that her reign of “terror” to the hapless VG was endless, now finds vindication in our beloved President Noynoy’s administration of real justice where the
        proud Madam Gwen was given a fitting suspension order for six months for her usurpation of powers that belonged to the VG. There is clearly no political color whatsoever but if you chose to misread the kind of justice commensurate to what she has done while the VG was still alive, the choice is yours. It’s not my fault if in so doing you will be committing another blunder like the VP Binay is doing because Binay is banking on the number of votes Madam Gwen can give to him when Binay runs for President in 2016. But what was possible during GMA’s time when she gave 1M votes from Cebu to GMA in 2004 will no longer be the same. Madam Gwen’s administration is now saddled with corruption charges like her much-talked-about P99M “Balili-gate” purchase of under-water lot and the 1B CICC project which I heard the inside appearance of CICC looks like an improvised NFA Warehouse.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    wag nyo botohin ang mga binay.sakim sa kapangyarihan,kung hindi kay cory di sya nakaupo at nanalo sa election

  • joboni96

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

    as a lawyer, vp vinay is well aware
    that accused criminals are imprisoned
    pending bail

    ito convicted na

    serve niya penalty
    while waiting for legal remedies

    a preview of pinay administration

  • Your_King

    These rich power hungry politicians can’t get on the same page. Aquino is trying to kick out Garcia to strengthen his power over the Philippines and Binay is already campaigning to take over power in 2016. The Philippines doesn’t have a bright outlook with its leader and future leaders coz all they’ll want is stuff for themselves. Money and power run the Philippines.

  • Barangkuag

    Binay is good at protecting his clout even where they are found to be at fault. Remember the man seen lobbing the grenade that injured students during the “Bar Ops” in front of Dela Salle Uni couple of years back? He is a fraternal mate of Binay. During that time Binay, already a VP, declared his support to this man and confirmed his innocence even before any investigation of the authorities was conducted. The office of the VP is a public trust and should not be used as a tool for personal or political leverage. 

    Binay is judgmental, bias and subjective. All traits sure of pulling as back from ever seeing any light at the end of the tunnel. BEWARE!!!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Halatang kulang ang trabaho si Binay sa gobyerno. May panahon pa mamolitika. Ipadala kaya natin to sa Iraq, Afghaidstan o North Korea at don na lang magoffice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUFRGRCCA5JXOLKEVCJQ3FBW3Y Concerned Citizen

    Dati si Gen Garcia, ngaun si Gov Garcia naman ang nilalakad ni VP Binay.  

  • Yxon

    citizen, watch out for this man who will be running for president. he is not fit to sit on the highest office of the land.  tingnan nyo, mali na, ginagawa pang tama, hinihilot pa.  huwag iboto sa halalan, cguradong  balik kangkungan na naman tayo. just try to see the backgrounds of his UNA cofounders. birds of same feathers flock together.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    Who the f@cking jackass binay think he is, yes Corina was right after all, ingat sa malignong maitim, pandak

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