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Binay urges bishops not to believe LP ‘demolition job,’ says CBCP

/ 09:06 PM July 01, 2015

Amid corruption allegations being hurled against him, Vice President Jejomar Binay asked Filipino bishops not to believe the supposed demolition job orchestrated by his political enemies, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) confirmed on Monday.

CBCP said the Vice President wrote to them an eight-page latter dated June 5, which they only received a few days after Binay resigned from the Aquino Cabinet.

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In his letter, Binay reportedly accused the Liberal Party of crafting lies supposedly to sabotage his presidential bid in 2016, calling himself a “vital obstacle to the ruling party’s ambition.”

“This pattern of lies and web of deceits orchestrated by my political detractors, who are fueled by their political ambitions, were designed to bring me down as I am the vital obstacle to the ruling party’s ambition to dominate the 2016 elections and continue their regime of incompetence, aimless leadership, large-scale corruption, selective justice, and indifference to the poor,” Binay said in his letter, according to a report by CBCP News.

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CBCP also said Binay “briefly answered point-by-point” the many issues surrounding him and his family.

The Vice President and his son Junjun Binay, who vacated his post as mayor of Makati on Wednesday, are currently facing complaints over the allegedly overpriced construction of the Makati City Hall Building II, among other allegations.

READ: Junjun Binay vacates post

“By now it is clear that they only intend to influence perception. This is not about justice or the fight against corruption,” Binay added.

CBCP is yet to release a separate statement on Binay’s letter.

In a pastoral letter in June, CBCP President Archbishop Socrates Villegas urged the voting public to “reject the notoriously corrupt” and put an end to political dynasties in the upcoming presidential elections.

READ: CBCP chief: End political dynasties, reject corrupt

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Two days after he resigned as housing czar and presidential adviser on OFW affairs, Binay criticized the Aquino administration’s supposed blunders and “selective justice,” calling it insensitive and bumbling.

READ: Binay: Aquino government ‘palpak’

 

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