Binay confirms cohosting radio show
MANILA, Philippines–Vice President Jejomar Binay will be a cohost of a radio commentary program that went off the air temporarily reportedly because he had wanted to be a part of it.
Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado, said Tuesday Binay would be cohosting “Karambola” on dwIZ every Wednesday.
That means Binay will be joining the morning radio program hosted by Cely Bueno, Thelma Dumpit, Joel Paredes and Jonathan dela Cruz.
Salgado said the Binay camp was informed of the Vice President’s cohosting job by dwIZ people after he clarified with the radio station a report by Inquirer columnist Ramon Tulfo that the Vice President caused the show to go off the air temporarily because Binay had “invited” himself to be one of its hosts.
The radio program did not go on air on Monday. According to Tulfo, he learned that the hosts decided to go on vacation until Jan. 5 “to avoid an ugly scene with the Vice President.”
Binay himself told reporters that he knew the program would go back on air next month.
“The program was not removed. It was just stopped because of the (Christmas) season,” Binay said, when asked to comment on Tulfo’s column.–Christine O. Avendaño
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