Binay as VP has done nothing except campaign, says Roxas camp
As the second highest leader of the land, Vice President Jejomar Binay has done nothing except use his position for political mileage, according to the camp of Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas.
This was after Binay called Roxas “Secretary Palpak” when they met at the presidential debates in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday. He said his presidential rival had been inefficient as a former trade, transportation and interior secretary.
“Daang Matuwid” coalition spokesperson and Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez on Wednesday scored Binay for still trumpeting his achievements as former mayor of Makati City long after his term in the local government.
“With Mar at the helm, we had Lambat-Sibat, Salintubig; Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) was expanded, and all 1,490 municipalities in the Philippines were given patrol jeeps. 744 out of 946 people on the most-wanted list were caught. Compare all that to VP Binay, who still talks about nothing but Makati after five years in Cabinet,” Gutierrez said in a statement.
“This is an admission that he did nothing as VP except to campaign. Who’s incompetent now?”
Gutierrez was referring to the “Oplan Lambat-Sibat” of the Philippine National Police that Roxas initiated as the chief of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Since the implementation of the anticrime campaign, Roxas has claimed that Lambat-Sibat has reduced the weekly crime rate in Metro Manila to 444 from the previous 919.
“Salintubig” or the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat is the DILG project under the leadership of Roxas designed to provide water supply systems to 445 waterless municipalities in the country.
Meanwhile, the BUB is one of the flagship projects of the Aquino administration that allows grassroots leaders to participate in determining the allocation of resources under the national budget. RC
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