Nancy Binay offers Trillanes teaching job, free hospitalization in Makati
MANILA, Philippines — It might have been said in jest but Senator Nancy Binay has offered her erstwhile foe, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a teaching job at the Makati University plus free hospitalization at the Ospital ng Makati.
Senator Panfilo Lacson shared this in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
“Senate camaraderie at its best in the 17th Congress: Sen Nancy Binay offered graduating Sen Trillanes a teaching job at the University of Makati with 24-hr free parking at the Makati parking lot, plus free admission to the Ospital ng Makati and free burial in the Makati cemetery,” Lacson wrote.
In various media interviews, Trillanes mentioned about the possibility that he would join the academe to teach after his term in the Senate expires on June 30.
Lacson, in a text message, confirmed that the teaching job and free hospital offer to Trillanes was real, except the free parking and free burial, which he only added in the story.
“Totoo yun pero katuwaan lang sa (Senate) lounge,” he said. “Sen. Binay has informed us that she offered graduating Sen. Trillanes a teaching job at the Makati University and free hospitalization at the Ospital ng Makati.”
“Dagdag ko na lang yung free parking and free burial kasi si Sen Trillanes, (and Sen Cayetano) pursued to the hilt the Senate investigation on the UMak and parking lot issues, if you recall,” Lacson added.
Trillanes and former Senator Alan Peter Cayetano had initiated and pursued the Senate probe on corruption allegations against Binay’s father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, and her brother, then Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.
Among the subjects of the probe were the alleged overpriced parking building in Makati as well as the alleged questionable deals of the Makati University with private corporations.
The probe against the Binays took place ahead of the 2016 elections where the former Vice President ran and lost to President Rodrigo Duterte.
It was only last year when Trillanes and Nancy Binay decided to put their differences aside.
Trillanes was among the six outgoing senators along with Senators Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, Francis “Chiz” Escudero, JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino.
“In all my 15 years in the Senate, this batch is above par in camaraderie, and that includes both the majority and minority, regardless of some tense moments on the floor,” Lacson said after the outgoing senators bid them goodbye before Congress adjourned sine die Tuesday night.
“I attribute this atmosphere mostly to the leadership style of SP Sotto, and I am not trying to be generous to him when I say this,” he added, referring to Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
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