Binay: Aquino’s speech ‘genuine’
MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay believed the State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III was “genuine” and noted how the Chief Executive turned emotional near the end of his hour-and-a-half long speech.
“His speech was very emotional [and] when you appeal to the heart there is always that presumption that it’s genuine,” Binay told reporters.
When asked what he thought was lacking in Aquino’s speech, Binay said he would have wanted to hear about the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill.
On Aquino’s call to the people that the next president should be one to continue the reforms he has put in place and whose integrity is not doubted, Binay said for him it meant someone who is wise and has a track record in government.
“[I think it means that] the main basis for selecting whom you are going to vote for the next election is one who will be experienced, has the wisdom, and has the track record as an executive,” Binay said.
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