Binay slams racist ‘black’ tag on UNA

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay is still smarting from the Liberal Party’s branding of him and his coalition as “black” and the ruling party as “white.”

Speaking in Cebu ahead of UNA’s proclamation rally, Binay said he felt that the “black and white” description to show the difference between the two political coalitions had been too racist.

He warned that the remark could eventually offend indigenous people, such as the Aetas.

“Napaka-racist mong magsalita ng ganun. Ito’y labanan ng black and white? Ingatan mo, ‘yung ating mga kababayang Aeta nasaktan, ’di ba (The comment is so racist. Is this a fight between black and white? They should watch their tongue, for they’re hurting the Aetas)?” he said.

“Pati nga ako, ipinagmamalaki ko itong brown race. Hindi ko nga alam sa’n nanggaling yung black and white na yan eh (I’m proud of my brown race. I have no idea where that black and white comment came from),” said Binay.

The Vice President said he was in Cambodia attending the cremation rites of the country’s former King Sihanouk during the time the issue cropped up.

The “black and white” statement came from LP acting president and Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya who was quoted in a Philippine Daily Inquirer report as saying that the difference between the two parties would be as “clear as black and white.”

“Narinig ko, ang issue, mga kababayan, ay black and white. Wow, racist. Iba ang dating, kulay sa kulay (I’ve heard it, the issue, my countrymen, is about black and white color. This is new, it’s all about color)” he said.

The LP has earlier been criticized by UNA secretary general and Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco for issuing such statement which they felt was meant to embarrass Binay.

The ruling party has been pressing UNA to choose whether it was for or against the Aquino administration instead of insisting on being fiscalizers of the government.

But Binay said that they have never been “pretenders.”

“We’ve never been pretenders. Ako, ang UNA…lumaban ako kay Pangulong Marcos ‘nun. Nagpi-pretend ba ako? ‘Yung si GMA noon, ‘di ba kasama ako ni Pangulong Cory? Kay Ninoy pa (I fought the Marcos regime. Was I pretending? Also during Arroyo’s term; Remember I was with President Cory Aquino. Also with Ninoy),” he said.

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  • WeAry_Bat

    Maitim man o dirty brown, kung talagang proud ang tao sa kulay niya ay dapat walang epek ang mga insinuations. 

    Baka hindi kulay ng balat ang ibig sabihin ng mga nagsasabi, at kaya umaangal ang proud kuno.  

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    O  ayan na lumalabas ng tunay na kulay ng dalawang grupong ito. Dati bespren forever sila kontra kay Marcos. Ngayon magiging public enemy no. 1 ang gagawin nila sa isa’t isa para lang makuha ang mataas na pwesto sa gobyerno. Mabuhay ka Madam Cory! Iyan ang pamana mo sa sambayanan. Binuhay mo ang Political Dynasty para sa inyong pansariling interes.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Nakasabay kita sa elevator pards. You are not brown.
    Skin color ba talaga ang basis ng tags na to? O kalooban? Either way swak ka.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    The former mayor now( Vice President)was charged in 2006 for allegedly bypassing the bidding procedure in favor of Office Gallery International Inc. 

    Binay was questioned over the anomalous purchase of office fixtures and furniture for the new Makati City Hall from private contractor Office Gallery International from December 1999 to February 2000. The contract was allegedly overpriced by P3.6 million.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay wife linked to Php72.06-M graft

    A FORMER whistleblower in high-profile graft corruption controversies turned-head of government’s financial watchdog yesterday linked the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay, an incumbent and several former Makati City officials to alleged deception in the public bidding for a Php72.06 million supply contract awarded by the city government in 2001.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Binay and alleged mistress’ photos surface the internet
    http://pinoygossipboydotph/wp-content/uploads/Binay-mistress-2.jpg
    change the dot

    • D3marketers

      Wow ang cute nilang dalawa! Kakainggit;) Mahilig pala sa snow white ang B

  • Guest

    Guys, let’s be fair naman to Binay.

    He’s trying his level best to put himself in the best possible light.

    He even acquired a fair-skinned mistress.

    go to this link ==> tubagbohol,.mikeligalig,com/index.php?topic=34352.0

    Let’s give him a break naman.

    Malay natin, mas maputi na yung anak niya sa labas.

    Mas maputi kay Nancy Binay at hindi mukhang katulong.

    Let’s give this former slave a chance.

    He’s no Martin Luther King but he still deserves the light of day.

  • Pia Pilar Francisco

    Anybody here born in the early 70s or earlier?

    I remember a lady from a buena familia and alta sociedad who briefly served as the Vice-Mayor of Makati during Cory’s time. She was sexually harassed by Binay and she went public with her complaint. Unfortunately, Tita Cory was desperately in need of whatever allies she could have amidst constant coups. Binay was never charged and that nice lady resigned from her post. I hope someone could dig up more into the past of Binay.

    • WeAry_Bat

       Also in the past…Paying scabs to throw stones at demonstrators against then Pres. Estrada.  I can still remember those blocks of stones coming down, people and college students scampering to avoid being hit.

      Then (i won’t exactly say because it was justice) the police barricades suddenly gave way and we were going after those scabs who ran so fast.  I never got one but word on the street and campus said it was Mr. Brown who was the mastermind.

  • $16638896

    binay doesn’t get the point. masyado naman nya niliteral. pusong mamon amputa!

  • adscity_info

    Mr. Binay, hindi naman ang mga Aetas ang tinutukoy na black kundi ikaw! Kaya wag mo silang idamay. At hindi ka brown, black ka nga e!

  • plau808

    But it could be a figure of speech…If UNA can’t help it, they could capitalize on it by admitting being black and associate good things about it…There’s nothing wrong with colors!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Being a man of Honors,I suggest that your answere will be better off if you say oil and water doesn’t mix either so I’ll be the oil because it’s heavier than water.(just an example)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

      Baliktad mas mabigat ang water…

  • Pert Cabatana

    Sabi ni Binay, hindi daw sila pretenders. O sya: opportunist is the better word.

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    kala ko dati sabi nya proud sya na maitim?

  • sakinlang

    BINAY – Nagpapogi? Nagtatanga tangahan? or simply B O B O!

  • limcat

    bato bato sa langit ang tamaan sana magalit LOL … kaya ka napipikon binay ang tinutukoy na maitim dito yung niloloob mo, masyado ka kasing corrupt!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    MAKINIG KA KAY BFF MONG ERAP!   ANG PIKON- TALO at HUWAG MAGALIT KUNG TOTOO.

  • JK1000

    Yung “Black” ay sa mga katulad mong magnanakaw. Black kasi puro madilim ang mga agenda niyo nina Estrada at Enrile para sa bayan. UNA sa pagnanakaw,pagpapayaman,panlilinlang sa tao. Kapag ikaw ang naging pangulo ng Pilipinas ay siguradong “Black ang future” ng bayan natin.

  • Le Commentor

    Taenang balita to. Natawa ko. Bato bato sa langit, tamaan pangit. Sapol!

  • $26791673

    Binay,  hindi ka brown dahil yung brown ay kayumangi yun. Let’s call spade a spade, ang kulay nating dalawa ay nasa darkest side ng color spectrum, BLACK!!! ….Tayo’y maitim. Mabuti ka nga at medyo maputi ang ngipin mo.

  • leadyourself

    really? the way politicians switch parties, i would say they are all murky gray

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Wala ba silang ibang issue na pwede nilang pag awayan? halimbawa, mga maling polisiya ng administrasyon. ang babaw. total naman ay abogado siya, baka naman gusto nyang hamunin sa debatehan si Aquino.

  • Fulpol

    Abaya says “black and white”.. was he referring to skin color? if that is so, Abaya belongs to “black”, after all he is an Ilokano…  they say, Ilocanos are dark skinned…

    Abaya is attacking his own ethnic group…

  • Pepe Smith

    Mahirap talaga tangapin ang tutuo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    Black versus White? Di ba dapat Black vs. Yellow?

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    At nasaktan kuno ang damdamin ng isang maitim ang budhi…Bagay lang sayo Binay ang salitang Black!!! Bagay din kay Noynoying ang Dilaw dahil hilaw at mapanglaw ang pamamahala niya!!!!

  • AllinLawisFair

    Black or white, these in fact  are not colours. Politically, yes. But why descend to that level and regard it as racial? 

    In other countries, political parties are distinguished by political “colours.” In Germany the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is black, the Socialistiche Partei Deutschland (SPD) is red, the environmentalist party is green, the liberals yellow, the remants of the communist party Die Linke (The Left) is also red. No one uses brown in Germany today as it was the colour of Hitler’s brown shirts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Asus, kelan pa naging sensitive si Binay eh ang kunat ng mukha nito? You’re just sowing intrigue on the “black and white” idiom para magka-public sympathy ka. Ang OA mo, maliit at maitim na maligno!

  • superlucky2

    MAITIM NAMAN TALAGA ANG BUDHI NITONG SI BINAY…MAY MAITIM NA BALAK PA PAGNANALO NA PRESIDENTE..LALONG MAG-KUKURAKOT.. BINAY SWAPANG

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    pinalalaki lang ito ni Binay para magkaroon ng issue para ang simpatiya mapunta sa kanya. lawyer ka nga binay…

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    ang OA naman ng mga tao. Black or White kung pangit naman ang plataporma mo, or poliical decisions mo, wala ka pa rin. 

  • LegalJustice

    Mr. Binay,

    Its just your shadow you are seeing – you are just paranoid with your own  shadow.

    You are creating your own imagination black and white not in the Philippines.

    You are just trying to buy for a SYMPATHY – it won’t work you might as well change your strategy. You need to fire your political adviser.

    You could have used discrimation on heights but not color: PANDAK or MATANGKAD is possible in the Philippines but COLOR, duh.

    FILIPINO VOTERS ARE MORE CORRUPT CONSCIOUS AND

    THEY ARE COLOR – FREE.

  • calipso_2100

    Nice tactic Binay.  I know you are smart enough to understand what that black/white was all about.  You are just trying to twist it a bit to win the support and the votes of the stupid, which is the majority.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Sir jojo, you don’t have to pretend to be good man as the truth is you are not. Whatever you show good people is able to look through you.
    Kahit lumaban ka kay Marcos hindi ibig sabihin e gagamitin mo ito para manalo sa halalan. Hindi lang naman ikaw ang lumaban kaya huwag mo ipagyabang at alisin mo na ang linyang yan sa resume mo. 
    Tsaka hindi maganda sumakay sa popularidad ni Cory dahil kung buhay pa e doon siya sa kabila kahit ano ang gawin mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

    No idea on Black meaning for you? It’s simple..

    Maitim ang BUDHI!

  • tarikan

    Hwag mo nang idamay ang mga Aeta, nognog. Masyado kang balat sibuyas pero marami namang nagsasabi lintik raw ang pamilya mo may mga sakit sa mata: kukurap-kurap. 

  • Rolly257

    Gumagawa ng usap si Binay. Baka sa halip na matuwa ang mga taga Makati, eh lalu lang maiinis.

    Anong sinasabi mong lumaban ka kay Marcos…baka ibig mong sabihin, nakikisunod ka sa agos. Gusto mo ngang ipalibing si Marcos sa Libibgan ng mga Bayani, buti’t natunugan ni Noynoy ang balak mo.. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    bat di ka kasi magpa-bleach tulad ni michael jackson.para di sumasama ang loob mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    si maceda din lumaban kay marcos pero so young yet so corrupt na tulad mo.

    si erap din,lumaban kay GMA pero corrupt din 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIRJXV5SX6VB4MZQCXV6TXSMEI George

    CLEAR AS BLACK AND WHITE , ANG CONCLUSION EH RACIST? TANGA DIN PLA ITO…KUNIN MO UNG BUONG SENTENCE PARA HINDI KA MA -OUT OF CONTEXT…HAY NAKU, PARA MKPG COMMENT LANG AT MAKUHA ANG SIMPATIYA NG BUONG MAMAYAN EH…WAIS ANG NOGNOG…WELL, HNDI KAMI…LOL

  • magiting78

    Mr. Vice President hnd po yung kulay nyo ang tinutukoy n black kc hnd nmn yan black…ang tinutukoy nilang black yang budhi nyo….lolz

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIRJXV5SX6VB4MZQCXV6TXSMEI George

    MAS OKAY NA SI ROXAS NA MAGING PRESIDENT KASI WALA SYANG ANAK NA TUMTAKBO DIN….LESS EVIL KUMBAGA..HAHAHAHA

  • Bekok

    totoo naman…MAIITIM ang budhi nyo.  mga kurap kayo.

  • Handiong

    “Ako, ang UNA…lumaban ako kay Pangulong Marcos ‘nun. Nagpi-pretend ba ako? ‘Yung si GMA noon, ‘di ba kasama ako ni Pangulong Cory? Kay Ninoy pa.”

    Oo, Binay, di ba nag-kunwari kang malinis at matuwid? Nang naluklok ka sa poder, anong ginawa mo? Di ba nangurakot kang katakot-takot at ang iyong mga kapamilya?

    Ngayon, nagkukunwari ka na naman na malinis at matuwid. Sorry, but the Filipino people have already seen through your pretense and deception.

  • CypherCaitlin

    noon, pukol sila ng pukol ng kung anu-anong masasamang salita kay Apo Marcos, tingnan mo ngayon mas malala pa sila…At least kay Marcos nakakakain ka ng maayos, ngayon super hirap..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

      bongbong marcos for president tayo bok?hehehehehe.

  • Sugbuanon86

    Mga voters, tandaan po natin ito at huwag kalimutan.

    PNOY has just exposed his racist tendencies.

    Is this because he grew up surrounded by slaves  he and his family utilized in their hacienda?

    Yung mga kababayan nating mga magsasaka at mangingisda na nabibilad sa araw kaya maitim ang balat, “black” din ba sila, PNOY?

    Anong klaseng moralidad meron ang abnoy na ito, at kaya niyang tawaging “black” ang kapwa Pilipino?

    Si Hitler, ganon din.  He hated Jews.

    Kaya mga botante, huwag na huwag ninyong kalimutan ang insidenteng ito.

    JUNK THE RACIST PNOY.

    JUNK THE RACIST LP.

    • 3Heat0

      Racist kagad???? filipinos are not even black, we’re brown. GUMAGAWA LANG NG ISSUE SI BINAY. PARA PANG DRAMATIC EFFECT NG KAMPANYA NILA. TIGNAN MO IKAW SUMAKAY KAGAD SA DRAMA.

    • Bekok

      UNA candidates are RUBBISH.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RYJTO7WZU5UOBJZM4AX4WMOVH4 nayve

    only GOD will judge who those corrupt when times come lets see.

  • Jane Tan

    Labo mo, Binay.

    What if I resent being referred to as “brown”, does that make you a racist as well? Grabe nahawa ka na sa drama tactics ni Enrile.

  • 3Heat0

    GUNGGUNG SI BINAY. NAKARINIG LANG NG “AS CLEAR AS BLACK AND WHITE ” RACIST NA kagad. TALINO TALAGA!!!!!!

  • dequis

    kasi maitim ang budhi, maitim ang hangarin, tiwalang tiwala ang Pres. Cory inappoint na OIC, ikinampania ng pamilyang aquino laban kay boboy syjuco para matiyak ang panalo noong unang halalan pagkatapos maalis si marcos, iyon pala, susugapain ang pagiging alkalde ng makati, pinagpasapasa sa asawa, sa anak, sa kanya ulit, sa asawa naman, sa anak na naman, walang katapusan, eh si marcos 21 years lang sa malakanyang, si binay, sa municipio na ng makati nagdalaga, nagkaregla at nagkabolbol anak niyang si nancy. kaya ayan black ang tawag bukod sa black ang balat, banggit banggit pa ng aeta, kakampi naman kaya sa kanya ang mga iyon.

  • 3Heat0

    BINAY ENDORSING MITOS MAGSAYSAY(NO. 1 TUTA NI GLORIA). THAT SAYS EVERYTHING.

  • 3Heat0

    ERAP GUILTY OF PLUNDER. ENRILE KANANG KAMAY NI MARCOS NUNG MARTIAL LAW. GANDA NG MGA FOUNDER NYO.

     ISAMA PA SI BINAY NA HINDI ALAM ANG RACE NYA, FEELING “BLACK RACE” kahit hindi naman AFRICAN AMERICAN OR AFRICAN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    ULIKBA
    BALUGA
    MALIGNONG MAITIM
    MADILIM NA KATAUHAN
    NANGUNGUTIM NA KASIBAAN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

    anong racist??? hindi kulay ng kutis ang tinutukoy pag “black” ka, bise, kundi ang budhi mo, hehe

  • disqusted0fu

    For all we know, even the LPs could be black deep inside. They are just hidden underneath white colors, or should I say yellow. This is perhaps the reason why the FOI bill did not pass, they are afraid for people to see their true colors.

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