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‘Bi-Hon’ tandem in 2016 possible, says Honasan

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 04:16 PM October 05, 2015

A Binay-Honasan or “Bi-Hon” tandem  is  possible after all, Senator  Gringo Honasan himself said  on Monday.

“I will subordinate myself to the  decision of the party which I’m helping organize,”  Honasan, vice president of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA),  told reporters when  asked if he will join the  vice presidential race in 2016.

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UNA is endorsing the presidential  run of Vice President  Jejomar Binay next year.

Asked then  if the so-called  “Bi-Hon” tandem  is now possible in 2016,  the senator  said:  “It’s possible  but  it will be  a party decision because  this  is  an  opportunity to articulate platforms and programs  and raise the  level  of discourse  during the coming elections.”

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But the senator   could not say  yet when  the party would make a decision  though he was aware that the  filing of certificates of  candidacy   will start on October 12.

Asked what he  would do  if the party picks  him as Binay’s running mate,  Honasan said: “What choice  will I have?”

“I did not think  about  it , I did not consider it and I did not present myself,” he further said.

He said  he has already  consulted   his family and friends about his  possible vice presidential run  next year.

“They are my primary  audience. If my family and   my friends can’t  be behind me 100 percent, I can’t be 100 percent  behind anybody including the Vice President and that’s not his decision to make,”  the senator said, referring to Binay.

In case he decides to run with  Binay, Honasan will become the  fourth Bicolano  to run for vice president  aside from  Senators  Francis Escudero ,  Antonio Trillanes  IV, and  Camarines Sur Representative  Leni Robredo.

“Well I’m sure all of the candidates , who have already expressed their desire to throw their hat in the ring have all the best intentions for our country,”  he said.

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Honasan, if he  decides to run next year, also become the fourth senator to join the vice presidential race aside from Escudero, Trillanes and  Senator  Alan Peter Cayetano.

But  Honasan  refused to say  who he thinks  would be his closest rivals among the four declared  vice presidential bets.

“The Filipino people  will decide that,” he said.

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