Former VP Binay hands off Abby, Junjun rivalry
Former Vice President Jejomary Binay said on Monday that he would not intervene in the mayoral rivalry of his two children for the 2019 midterm elections.
Binay, who also served as Makati mayor before becoming VP, said he respected the decision of his children Abby and Junjun to run against each other for Makati’s top post and that he would leave it up to the people to choose.
“Pareho kong anak sina Abby at Junjun… Nirerespeto ko ang desisyon nilang kumandidato bilang punong-lungsod ng Makati,” Binay said in a statement.
“Hindi ako ang magpapasya kung sino sa kanila ang karapat-dapat bilang punong-lungsod. Ang magpapasya nyan ay ang mga mamamayan ng Makati,” he added.
The former VP said both his children already proved their competence in government service.
“Napatunayan na nila na pareho silang may kakayanan at karanasan sa paglilingkod sa pamahalaan,” Binay said.
His daughter, Abby, is seeking reelection under the banner of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and his son, former Mayor Junjun, will run under Una ang Makati (UAM).
Both have not filed their certificates of candidacy as of posting.
Binay bared that they have agreed that during the campaign period, Abby and Junjun would only discuss their platforms.
They also agreed to avoid hurtful statements against each other.
“Nagkasundo kami na sa kanilang pangangampanya, ang plataporma at mga plano para sa mga taga-Makati ang siyang tatalakayin lamang,” he said.
“Sasabihan nila ang kanilang mga lider at tagasuporta na maging marangal at mahinahon. Iiwasan ang mga masasakit na pananalita, at gagawing positibo at matiwasay ang ating pangangampanya,” he added. /cbb
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