Junjun Binay not affected by Aquino’s ‘no wang wang’ remark
MANILA, Philippines — Makati City Mayor Jun-Jun Binay on Wednesday said he didn’t feel that he was being alluded to when President Benigno Aquino III mentioned his “no wang wang” policy at the launch of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s new traffic control system.
“It’s a general statement always given by the President,” Binay said during an ambush interview outside the MMDA Command and Control Center in Makati City.
The mayor was among those who watched as Aquino gave his speech on the newly inaugurated digital traffic control system. The President discussed the traffic problem, as well as the need for Filipinos to have discipline on the road.
“Kasi alam po ninyo, wala pa rin pong lisensya ang sinuman na pairalin ang utak wang-wang, at maghari-harian sa daan,” Aquino said during his speech.
“Kahit pa minsan, natutukso tayo—dahil na rin siguro sa init ng ulo o sa inip sa kalsada—huwag sana natin itong gawing dahilan upang baluktutin ang batas, o lusutan ang sistema,” he added.
Binay, along with his sister Senator Nancy Binay, was earlier accused of ordering the arrest of at least three security guards who barred their convoy from passing through a restricted gate at the exclusive Dasmarinas Village in Makati City.
“Again what came out in the video…there was no audio. And if at all what came out were from an alleged source. Sila na lang yung naglagay ng dialogue sa nangyari dun,” Binay told media.
“So I don’t feel alluded (to by the President). Because again sumusunod po tayo sa kagustuhan ng ating pangulo,” he added.
Binay said that as mayor, he is expected to be a role model, especially since Makati has “for many years been a good model for good governance.”
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