Binay spokesperson tells Lacierda: Don’t be a hypocrite
The word war between the spokesmen continues.
The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday lashed out at presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda for supposed hypocrisy, claiming the administration party wanted to rule the country for the next 20 years.
In a statement, Binay’s media affairs head Joey Salgado said that it was not only Binay who considered the idea of lifting term limits.
“No term extension for the President? The administration has time and again toyed with the idea of term extension. No less than the President floated the idea of another term, seconded immediately by Secretary Roxas. They only backpedaled when the idea met universal rebuke,” Salgado said.
Salgado said that while the administration was pushing for the passage of the anti-dynasty bill, the Liberal Party was run by political dynasties.
“The good secretary talks excitably about the administration’s support for the Anti-Dynasty Bill. Yet he conveniently fails to mention that the Liberal Party machinery that is supposed to carry Mar Roxas to the presidency is oiled by local political dynasties. So let’s just stop the hypocrisy right there.”
“The Secretary and his Liberal Party patrons should realize one thing: Walang forever,” he added.
Salgado’s statement is a response to Lacierda’s Facebook post on Saturday where the presidential spokesperson hit Binay for saying that the Aquino administration wanted to mount a dictatorship.
Meanwhile, Binay’s camp said that Filipinos don’t want a government that is “inept and insensitive,” words that Binay always use against the Aquino administration.
“What the people want is a government that is not ‘manhid at palpak,’ a nation where people have jobs and food on the table, where the sacrifices of ordinary people like the SAF 44 are recognized,” he said.
Last week, Salgado and Lacierda engaged in a word war, with two camps even using swardspeak to get their messages across.
A previous version of this story incorrectly carried the photo of Albay Governor Joey Salceda. Our apologies for the oversight.
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