VP Binay to miss UNA rally in Baguio for Vatican trip
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BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Vice President Jejomar Binay will not be able to make it to the United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) rally at the Baguio Convention Center Sunday night after all.
UNA campaign manager and Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco told reporters in a text message that Binay will not be endorsing their senatorial bets personally at the sortie.
“I don’t think VP can make it tonight, he was sent by the President to Rome. And it is clear to us that the performance of his duties is always the priority,” he said.
Binay was asked to attend Pope Francis’ inaugural mass in Vatican City on Tuesday by President Benigno Aquino III.
UNA and Team PNoy have launched straight into campaign activities Sunday morning, mingling with the locals and going to radio interviews.
Instead of teaming up with the Vice President Binay later, former President Joseph Estrada will be endorsing the nine UNA senatorial candidates at the Baguio Convention Center on his own while Aquino will endorse candidates of the Liberal Party-led coalition at the University of Baguio.
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