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Former VP Binay says speakership unlikely, but sees poll victory

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:05 PM May 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Former Vice President and Makati City first district Congressional candidate Jejomar C. Binay said that being House speaker is far from reality.

“I think you know that it is a decision of Malacañang,” Binay told reporters before the miting de avance of his daughter, incumbent Makati City Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay in Makati Friday night.

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He, however, voiced confidence that he will emerge victorious in the midterm elections.

“Ayoko maging overconfident pero alam kong mananalo ako,” he said.

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Binay admitted that the hardest part of his campaign was the rivalry between his children, former Makati mayor Junjun Binay and the incumbent mayor.

“This, I have to admit yung nangyari sa mga anak ko siyempre pareho kong mahal na mahal,” Binay said. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)

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