Binay to attend new Pope’s installation

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay will represent the Philippines in the installation of Pope Francis in the Vatican on Tuesday.

A statement issued by the Office of the Vice President on Saturday said that Binay was leaving on Monday “to formally convey to Pope Francis the greetings of President Aquino.”

Binay will join other heads of state in welcoming the new Pope.

“It is a rare opportunity to witness the installation of a new Pope, and I am honored to represent President Noynoy [Aquino’s nickname] and the Filipino people [in] Pope Francis’ inaugural Mass,” Binay said.

Binay praised the Argentinian Pope for his compassion for the poor.

“He reminds us that serving our fellowmen is a duty not only of the Church, but also of all Catholics. As he begins his papacy, we pray that he will lead the Church with wisdom, humility, compassion and grace,” Binay said.

The Vice President traveled to the Vatican last October to witness the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod and last November to see the elevation of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle to the College of Cardinals.

The Vice President and his wife, Elenita, also had a private audience with the now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on their 40th wedding anniversary last July.

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  • jgl414567

    Ang kapal naman nitong si Binay pupunta pa sa Roma to represent us kinakahiya kong siya ang magrepresent sa atin trapo yan na ang dumi kasing itim niya ang budhi niya. Pweh!

  • idiotsanakmelayu223

    Basbasan ang mga kagaya niyang tiyanak< trapos, dapat mangumpisal na to para mapatawad ang mga pagkakurakot nya

  • idiotsanakmelayu223

    Shame Shame Shame

  • Kiro Nazakato

    Totoo kaya nirerepresent nya c Pnoy, o sya lang nagsasabi? mahilig kc to makiride sa popularity ni Pnoy. Segurado ako sya lang nagsasabi na he represents Pnoy at philippine government. In addition, c Pnoy di pa ngaviaje kasama any member of aquino family. Sya kaya pag naviage kakasama member ng pamilya, charged sa gobyerno? Matino talaga c Pnoy. kahit si obama pag nagviaje, kasama family sa presdential entourage. C Pnoy never pa. pero sana magsama sya, lalo na c kris. malaking bagay pag kasama c kris. mapopromote nya pilipinas. dapat appoint sya as goodwill ambassador,

  • concern_netizen

    Sana naman mabasbasan ng konsensiya nang mabawasan ang kasakiman ni Binay.

  • Paking

    Binay advocates Political Dynasty which is greediness of power. How could he represent us on matters of religion and holiness? Nakakapangilabot! I still could not understand why UNA is unable to complete a line up of 12 senatorial candidates out of almost 100 million Filipinos? Ano ba ang criteria? Para sa kapamilya at kaibigan lamang!

    • nakawan

      You know who’s worse than Binay? Morons who vote for him.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

        mas worse ka kasi binoto mo si Roxas na isang pahirap at elitista

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

        ok si mar kasi di sya magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan ,tingnan mo bro c binay ang yaman na .magic na yaman hahahaha

      • nakawan

        mas gusto ko elitista na makabayan kesa sa Binay na makasarili

  • kapayapaan_1900

    Everything seems working in the VP’s favor. Representing the Philippines to the new pontiff’s installation is another free image building that will surely make him look more saintly. No doubt it will leave an indelible mark in the subconscious of class D voters who may have read or heard this news, a factor that will make him second to none in the next public trust rating survey and will somehow boosts Nancy’s candidacy.`

    • jgl414567

      Binay will stop at nothing even using the Holy Father just to get the presidency come 2016! Let us all campaign against a Binay presidency because corruption will be back with a vengeance!!!

  • tolelot

    baka masunog sya pagdating niya doon lalo siyang iitim.naniniwala pala sa panginoon tapos bakit magnanakaw pa?dapat iilag ka sa basbas baka uusok ka.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RRFGBCEJ6OURIE3PW3I5YCH3FQ Hideki

    Binay is from java indonesia…dami nya kaanak dun

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

    TO ALL ALPHA PHI OMEGA MEMBERS

    noong may news na namatay sa hazing walang imik si BINAY!!!

    AYAW NI BINAY NA MAGSALITA AT BAKA MAY MAGALIT NA MIEMBRO NITO DAHIL

    TODO SUPORTA SILA SA KANYA NOONG ELECTION…

    NGAYON ALAM NA NATIN KUNG ANONG KALIDAD NA TAO SI BINAY, SANA UNAHIN

    NATIN ANG BANSA KAYSA SA INYONG BROD NA SI BINAY…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

      sinong iboboto si Mar roxas wag na lang..

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

        mar roxas na kasi di kawatan

  • jgl414567

    Papapel na namn itong malignong itim na ito kala niya babango siya at makakakuha ng maraming boto para sa pagtakbo niya bilang presidente sa 2016 pag nakita na humahalik siya sa singsing ng papa! GOD SAVE THE PHILIPPINES FROM ANOTHER ERAP AND GLORIA LET US CAMPAIGN AGAINST BINAY AND THE REST OF UNA! IBASURA NATIN ANG MGA NAGSAMANTALA SA BAYAN!!!

  • jgl414567

    Let us petition the Holy Father and ask him not to give an audience to a plunderer!!

  • Ncarreonjr

    Corrupt politicians should be ashamed of themselves going to such event.

  • Tama Lang

    Baka merong tatagpuin sa Vatican o baka gustong dumaan ng US bago bumalik. Bakit kaya? Meron pa bang importante sa buhay niya maliban sa pamilya niya sa Pilipinas?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    Did P’noy give his “go ahead” order to the V/P-Binay to proceed to Rome?
    If not…, who will pay for this trip (plane fare, hotel and other expenses).?
    How much is the COST/Budget for this trip?
    Who will be joining Binay on this trip? Who will pay for their trip.?

  • boybakal

    Binay to attend new Pope’s installation….

    What a fitting welcome to Binay.
    Binay is the epitome of religion. His name bears it. JeJomar a saintly name.

    He is always in religious functions from canonization of Saint to Pope installation.
    Binay is indeed a true leader, leader of the Catholic and leader of Filipino people.
    By 2016, Binay won’t be canonized nor installed as pope but President of the Philippines.
    God Speed Binay..

  • aristeosj

    i hope VP Binay and other politicians,bishops as well, get the message of the Pope—serve the poor!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Disgusting. Parang wala tayong ambassador sa Rome.

    Binay’s probably just there to get pointers on corruption.

  • JOJO_BINAY

    KAYA AKO PUPUNTA SA ROMA PARA SABIHIN SA POPE NA IPAGDASAL NIYA NA SI NANCY BINAY HUWAG MADAYA SA ELECTION SA MAYO. IN THE BAG NA PAGIGING SENADOR NG ANAK KO HUWAG LANG DADAYAIN. KAPAG PRESIDENTE NA AKO SA 2016, ANG ANAK KONG SI JUN-JUN NAMAN TATAKBO SA SENADO. MGA BINAY LANG MAKAKAPAG PATINO SA MGA HUNGHANG NA PINOY. MABUHAY ANG MGA BINAY!!! CLAPS CLAPS CLAPS

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Binay to attend new Pope’s installation<<<

    PATAY! Ano na lang ang sasabihin ng makakakita kay Bnay tungkol sa Pilipinas….na ang Pilipinas na sa Africa? :) Baka mapagkamalan ulit na sikyu yan doon na nagpa-parol ng walang oniporme!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Baka masunog malignong to pagtapak ng Vatican City.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Corrupt political dynasties aren’t welcome in Europe.

    For Binay, Rome is a wrong place, he should go to den Hague court !

  • elgeepee

    Wala na bang iba na malinis bakit si Binay?

  • mabyrik

    Why Binay, Of all people, Binay? Baka isipin pa ni Pope Francis, lahat ng Filipino “Pandak na maitim na Maligno”.
    I am a Filipino and I don’t want him to represent me. I object!!!

  • david

    gastos na naman ng bayan yan. bakit di na hayaan sa simbahang katoliko yan.

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