Roxas, Binay clash over Makati’s drug problem, rich-poor divide
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines—Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas slammed Vice President Jejomar Binay for claiming that illegal drug syndicates were never a problem in Makati City, citing the proliferation of drugs in upscale bars there.
“In fact, Makati City has the highest drug rate. Lahat ng mayayaman, lahat ng mga club kapag Biyernes at Sabado, laganap ang droga sa Makati,” Roxas said in his rebuttal to Binay’s statement at the Commission on Election-organized debate here.
Insinuating that Binay is glossing over the true state of the city he had governed, Roxas said Makati actually has two versions.
“Di ba totoo na dalawa ang Makati ng mga Ayala na maunlad at maraming trabaho at Makati ng mga Binay mahirap pa rin…Pembo, Rembo nandyan pa rin mga mahihirap?” he said.
Binay then questioned the source of Roxas’ statistics because he said, the residents of East and West Rembo villages are satisfied with the service the Binays delivered to Makati City
“‘Yung Rembo masaya mga tao doon kasi ‘yung mga lupa nabigay na at malaki na ang halaga. Wala nang kahirapan sa Rembo. Nakapag-deliver kami at naangat namin buhay nila,” he said.
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