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Binay says rivals resorting to Goebbels tactic to malign him

/ 09:27 PM March 20, 2016

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CEBU CITY – Vice President Jejomar Binay came up swinging against his opponents in the presidential race by comparing them to Joseph Goebbels, the chief propagandist of dictator Adolf Hitler during the infamous Nazi rule in Germany.

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Binay mentioned Goebbels just after the Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas accused him once again of corruption in Makati.

Binay accused Roxas of indecisive leadership as a Cabinet secretary.

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“Mr. Roxas, guilty of analysis by paralysis, can never make a decision on the way,” Binay said.

Roxas said he may be slow because he is incapable of corruption.

“Talaga ho mabagal ako, ako gumalaw, at hindi ako gumagalaw pag pagnanakaw ang pinag-uusapan. Hindi po ako magnanakaw,” Roxas said.

This was when Binay cited Goebbels and lashed back at Roxas and accused him of corruption over the anomalous maintenance contract entered into by sacked MRT General manager Al Vitangcol when Roxas was Transportation Secretary.

“Mr. Roxas, tinuturo ka ni Mr. Vitangcol nagnakaw ka dun sa MRT, ano ba?” Binay said.

“Kita mo, paano, bintang pa, oh ikaw kung magsalita, magnanakaw, nasa bintang din lang kung ano… Alam mo Mr. Roxas, ikaw eh talagang disipolo ka ni Goebbels, yung pang, 1,000 lies ay ultimately eh maniniwala ang tao ng totoo. Ikaw yun ang disipolo,” he added.

Goebbels was known for this statement: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe.”

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Binay again compared Roxas to Goebbels when the latter lashed back at Binay over the allegations of overpricing the Makati car park building when he was mayor.

Roxas also mentioned allegations of overpricing hospital beds and sterilizers when his wife Dr. Elenita Binay was mayor of Makati which were the subject of graft cases against her before the Sandiganbayan.

“Hindi ako ang nagsabi na may pagnanakaw. Commission on Audit mismo ang nagsabi, kalalabas lang na ang isang parking building, ang halaga ng original budget P280 million, ang tanong bakit lumobo mahigit P2 billion, ten times,” Roxas said.

“Simpleng simple lang po, P16,000 (worth) of sterilizers each, nabili ng Ospital ng Makati na P1.5 million… Ngayon, ang sinasabi ninyo, walang malasakit at palpak itong pamahalaan na ito. HIndi po ba palpak ang bumili ng P16,000 (worth) na sterilizers sa halatang P1.5 million?” Roxas said.

“P30,000 (worth) na hospital beds para sa Ospital ng Makati, nabili ng P500,000… Ito ay aktuwal na datos na lumabas sa COA report,” Roxas added.

Binay said the hospital beds and equipment may have been pricey but at least these were of high quality.

“Hindi sa presyo titingnan kung tama ba ang kalidad ng binibili mo. Anyway, nakabinbin po yan, uulitin ko lang Mr. Roxas, mga kababayan, hukuman lang ang makapagsasabi kung guilty or not. Hindi yung bintang Mr. Roxas – ay Mr. Goebbels pala, sorry,” Binay said.

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