Binay touts his popularity in campaign stop


Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

AGOO, La Union—Vice President Jejomar Binay paraded his high trust rating during a crucial campaign stretch in northern Luzon, hoping his popularity the past three years would help the senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the May 13 elections.

“Never in our political history has the Vice President been always No. 1 for past three years in trust and confidence,” he told local leaders during a rally at the Eriguel compound here Friday.

“Because of your trust and confidence, I am facing you to endorse candidates who will be like me in terms of work in government,” he said during his 20-minute speech.

Binay described himself as the “model” for a “new kind of politics.”

“It’s a kind of politics that understands governance,” he said.

Binay went on to endorse each of UNA’s nine senatorial candidates, citing their individual track records and campaign platforms.

He acknowledged that the decision to take in Rep. Mitos Magsaysay, a known ally of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, raised questions. But he cited Magsaysay’s legislative work and the importance of having a dissenting opinion in a democracy.

Binay tackled the importance of “delicadeza” (propriety) in endorsing former Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri, who quit the Senate amid allegations of cheating.

Then it was time to introduce Nancy Binay, the Vice President’s eldest daughter who is  running for senator with the UNA ticket.

The elder Binay said he often described himself in political gatherings as “the father of Nancy.” He later joked that she was his “legitimate child,” triggering guffaws from the crowd.

“When I said my child was legitimate, your clapping became louder. Perhaps you’re getting lots of rumors here in La Union,” he went on.

“Levity aside, just to be serious about it, my daugher has the capability,” he said, defending Nancy from criticism that she lacked both a private career and government experience.

Binay cited his daughter’s work as his assistant when he was the mayor of Makati City and later, as Vice President.

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  • Yet Jua

    Vice…pakibalik naman ang mga ninakaw NINYO (yung boung angkan) sa Makati…

  • mariobig

    aabangan natin ang eleksyon 2016 palagay ko maraming dossier ang mag lalabasan kay vice , baka pati hidden wealth…..

    • efriend

      There is no need for a dossier. The questions raised by Mareng Winnie Monsod where unanswered when he was running for VP position. Nobody paid attention at that time.

  • brunogiordano

    ““Levity aside, just to be serious about it, my daugher has the capability,” he said, defending Nancy from criticism that she lacked both a private career and government ..”

    Bakit marami ang may sabi na UNQUALIFIED daw??????

    At inatrasan ang hamon ni HONTIVEROS na debate.

    • 33Sambuang2

      bano kasi yang anak ng tiyanak na maligno.

  • efriend

    I will never understand why his trust rating is so high. It only means that most Filipinos are dumb that they believe that Makati is Makati because of Binay. Hindi ba nila alam na nagpayaman ang pamilyang ito sa pera ng mga Pilipino? How could he build a mansion in Tagaytay City when he is only a human rights lawyer? I don’t care if the wife is a doctor. Her income is insufficient to build a mansion. Wake up people of the PHL.

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Binay described himself as the “model” for a “new kind of politics.”
    Ewwww !
    Model of SUPER KURAKOT !

  • Yet Jua

    UNA :UNA sa Kalukohan at Kumpleto Recados pa,at least of them if not most of them were associated with the following controversial issues ;


    -election fraud

    -imported car smuggling


    -political dynasty


    -unpopular military rebellion causing economic instability

    -a staunch ally and defender of one of the most corrupt president (GMA)
    in the country ( in the same degree of corruption cases with Marcos and Estrada)

    -cash gift controversy in the senate favoring close political allies

    -questionable hidden wealth in British Virgin Island

    -illegal number games or jueting

    at marami pa……

  • Maldi2

    Money corrupts and so is Power.

  • pcosmachine


  • Joaquin Fernandez

    Of course, Binay’s rating would be satisfactory considering the fact that he is an inactive government official. He is not involved in major and sensitive activities of the government. In short he is not in the limelight, no activity, no controversy, stagnant. In a survey done by the Phil Star, “if presidential election is held today who would you vote for?”, Mar Roxas has overtaken him by a mile. Let us remember that his popularity then was just a flicker, sudden outburst of voters emotion, no solid foundation.

    • rudy_boy

      Precisely, silent on all major issues of the government, silent on Corona Impeachment trial, silent on Sabah issue, silent on how he gained his wealth…tapos gustong maging Presidente?Pag pag nakaupo na yan…silent (corrupt) decision pa rin.

      His silence is not golden.

  • quirinomayer

    Hindi naman importante ang high trust ratings sa first three years. Ang importante ang ratings in the last three years leading to 2016. Palagayko marami pa ang lalabas tungkol sa malignong ito sa loob ng susunod na taon. Isa na doon yong maging performance ng anak sa Senado. Palagayko madidismaya ang mga tao dahil ang maging kaya lang nyang kadebate e sina Bong Revilla at Lito Lapid. Pabagsak at babagsak ang tiwala ng tao sa kurakot at oportunistang ito.

    Junk Binay and his family! We do not want the whole country to become like Makati – the playground and kingdom of the malignos.

  • regd

    And dumb voters continue to buy over and over and over again!

  • YoungGen

    Our electorate misconstrued it when we treat election as venue to earn anything especially those of us who were deprived the most. Due to poverty and hunger, we were easily deceived. Binay and his kind, took advantage of this weaknesses and seized the opportunity and won the election. Eventually, enriching themselves.

    Now comes election time again, same promises and sweet rhetoric are being heard and given to our electorate about improving and providing opportunities to uplift their situation in life. Lies and conscious deceptions are all they’re doing! Truth is, they won’t move heaven and earth to really liberate the people from poverty. That ain’t the formula in winning elections. Their equation is to keep everybody restraint to their current status. Promise good, imaging, name recall and share a little crumb here and there during campaign and you can surely WIN it.

    Service isn’t really their purpose. It’s about I, ME, MINE.
    And when the dust cleared, its back to business again.

    and the poorest of the poor in us is again on his own. . .

    • kolambogan

      Why do these politicians get richer and richer after winning the elections? Because they see to it that all government funds and resources are distributed among themselves, allocating huge amount of money to their respective offices under their names in the guise of channeling the same to the people ( more than 50% to their own family first, then to their backers, followers and stooges and if there will still be crumbs remaining then will be distributed only the next election to the fooled constituents). In all societies with civilized form of governments the world over especially North America and Europe, politicians and would be politicians even if only viewed as openly and aggressively in it just for the money (for they often do not have visible and worthwhile subjects to pursue for the interest of the majority except their own selfish interests) will never see the light of being considered in any position in government. Those who could fool their way in, almost always are immediately exposed, charged, accused, and kicked out of government if not thrown in jail and confiscated any illicit funds they have acquired never to resurface again. In the Philippines they are always in it for the money and the people have not shown any interest in despising them to end their rapacious ways, there are the Marcosses, Enriles, Estradas, Arroyos, Singsons, Ortegas, Binays, Atienzas and many, many more. God have mercy and save the Philippines


    kung popular ka sa survey eh anong kinalaman nito sa UNA? binobola mo yata ang mga taga la union. kung popular ka, ibig bang sabihin ay magaling na si nancy at UNA? sa totoo lang, mga arabo lang ang naddenggoy mo.

  • calipso_2100

    “model” for a “new kind of politics.”

    Yeah that’s what you are. Pure politician – 100% self-serving, 0% public servant. Apparently, you’re also a model of corrupt politicians. How did you become so rich from being mayor/vice pres.?

  • $23455908

    Nagtataka ako, Bakit nangunguna lagi itong si Binay . Hindi pa kasi batid ng buong sambayanan ang mga tagong yaman nila na galing sa pondo ng bayan. Sana naman ay gumawa ng investigation ang PCIJ tungkol sa kanilang pagyaman bago mag 2016 dahil baka makalusot…kawawang Pinoy na naman tayo.

  • Juan Cuevas

    We will see if you are really that popular Binay in this coming election. Kung tutuusin nga wala ka pang nagagawa sa tatlong taon na nilagak mo bilang VP. Pero yung ginagastos mo para sa iyong mga family trip ay sobra sobra na. Nagpunta kay Pope kasama pa yung pamilya pati anak na si Jun Jun tapos namasyal sa Paris.

    Para kang si Gloria Arroyo kung gumastos, naalala ninyo ba yung kumain sa Le Cirque NY si gma. Sana makita ng taong bayan ang malaking pagkakaiba ni Pnoy at Binay lalo na sa pagatos ng pera ng taong bayan.

    Eto ba ang iboboto ninyo either may pending na kaso or convicted na..

    Example na lang si Erap convicted of plunder. Si Enrile na Mastermind ng Martial Law. Tapos sa zamboanga ang supporter nila ay si Romeo Jalosjos na convicted rapist.

    Sa mga may pending na kaso naman ay si Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu na bumili ng milyon milyon na gamit ang pera ng taong bayan pero nasa ilalim naman pala ng tubig yung 80% ng property, balak pang gawing dumpsite.

    Si Annabelle Rama na patong patong ang kaso na papasok lang sa pulitika para makaiwas sa Justice system.

    Dito masusubukan kung ang nakakaraming pinoy ay botante or BOBOTANTE.

  • carlorocci

    Kitang-kita na talaga itong mga politikos na ito ano. Mga pansariling interes ang pinoproteksyonan. Kahit makisanib sa dating kalaban okey lang ma-proteksyonan lang ang sariling kapakanan….Mapa-oposisyon at administrasyon walang pinag-iba…Mga hayop at gahaman sa kapangyarihan….mapa-aquino, estrada, enrile, villar, angara, arroyo o binay protektado kapangyarihan sa gobyerno…..Mahiya kayo sa balat ninyo..

  • RyanE

    VP Binay is a trapo that will do everything just to get elected. He aligns with a former martial law executioner which is a liar and a car smuggler and with a serial-killer son. He also become ally of a convicted plunderer which is the suspect-mastermind of a dual murder case. Further, he aligns himself with a notorious governor who is a jueteng lord and has an addict son. I dread to think what will happen to our country if this politician and his kind will win and rule over us.

  • Fancy Tan

    “Candidates who will be like me” never mind….

  • $26606290

    Model ng ano?
    Mahusay yan si Nancy……..magtimpla ng kape….

  • pabloo6293

    In a big way, Binay owes his high popularity rating to Pnoy. I say this because based on the Constitution, the VP is but a spare tire- somebody who will take the place of the President in case of death or incapacity. But Pnoy, valuing his personal relationship with Binay, which dates back to the time of his mother, appointed Binay to his cabinet to be the housing czar and to a position taking care of OFW concerns. Without these positions in the Pnoy cabinet, Binay as VP will be inconsequential.

    • Yet Jua

      Exactly.Nice thinking….

  • nes911

    Binay’s popularity will fade sooner or later.

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nito, gagawin ni Binay lahat ng paraan kahit masama basta maging Presidente kaya sya nakipagalyansa na kay GMA at mga tuta ni GMA.
    Kapag nanalo si Binay na presidente sa 2016 siguradong masmalala at kurakot pa yan kay GMA. Kase ngayon pa lang maliit ang pinaghahawakang pwesto ay abusado at kurakot na.

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