Binay arrives at Cavite State University to deliver his Sona
VICE President Jejomar Binay has arrived at the Cavite State University in Indang, Cavite to deliver his version of the State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Binay, who is eyeing the presidency in 2016, is expected to respond to the indirect swipes at him by President Benigno Aquino III in his sixth and last Sona last July 27.
In his Sona, Aquino expressed gratitude to members of his Cabinet. While he heaped praises on Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, his anointed one for the 2016 elections, Aquino did not include Binay on his thank-you list. The Vice President was Aquino’s housing czar and OFW affairs head who, since resigning from the Cabinet, turned full-time leader of the opposition.
Aquino minced no words in blasting Binay for the latter’s criticisms of the administration as “palpak” and “manhid,” his platform of governance, and even Binay’s off-handed statement for pushing a “one-to-sawa” (unlimited) term extension for elective officials.
Binay was in Cavite twice last week for the merger of his political party, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), and the Partido Magdalo, a local political party headed by his former spokesman, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla.
UNA is banking on the support of Cavite officials to help boost Binay’s ratings for the 2016 elections.